SATURDAY, NOV. 7
The Price Center - 222 W. San Anto St, San Marcos, TX
10 AM: DOWN TO BUSINESS BLOC
THE SUIT (Italy, 15 min); BROKERZ (Cali, 15 min); POST-ELECTION WORKS (Cali, 17 min); COLD MIND (VA, 16 min); DDT (Cali, 24 min)
86 min, total – followed by Q&A with filmmakers Micah Salberrios & Ilsa Ryan Gorman (BROKERZ) & Monica Huntington (DDT)
12:30 PM: LANDSCAPING-THE-FAMILY-TREE BLOC
PORTRAIT OF THE FAMILY AS A DEFINITION (3 min); THE FUNERAL (12 min); THE QUIET SHORE (San Anto, 29 min); ESPERANÇA (6 min); BROKE IS THE REASON (Iowa, 8 min); THE MAROON BOMBER (Cali, 10 min)
68 min, total
3 PM: ERNIE & JOE: CRISIS COPS
(San Anto, 1hr 36min + followed by a panel of advocates, tentatively from Mano Amiga, SA Stands, MOVE Texas & Seek Institute)
Sponsored by Seek Institute, Vida Clinic & Mano Amiga
Chronicling a San Antonio police-officer duo who divert residents from jail and into mental health treatment -- one 911 call at a time. In the process, they are redefining policing and its mandate to “keep people safe,” while transforming the ways in which law enforcement across the U.S. can approach and help those who suffer from mental illness.
The Gaslight Baker Theatre - 216 S Main Street, Lockhart, TX
5 PM: I’M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME (NY, 1hr 20min + Q&A w/ Director/Producer Karen Bernstein & Brian Belovitch, formerly Tish, subject of the film)
I'M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME is a full-length documentary film about the life of Brian, who in the 1980s was a transgender woman named Tish: one of New York’s most famous downtown divas.
“Tish was a glamorous, busty, lusty Fellini-esque beauty, cabaret chanteuse, and good-time girl,” says journalist Michael Musto, in the film. Then, after more than a decade as Tish, she transitioned back to Brian. Now in his sixties, Brian’s iterations include army wife and loving husband; sex worker; club performer; actor; author; playwright; AIDS survivor; and counselor. His unique odyssey is a moving and thought-provoking look at gender identity. It’s also a love story, a tale of survival and a colorful hearkening back to a gritty Manhattan and the glory days of access television.
(Film will also play on Sunday, Nov 8 at 6PM at Doc's Drive-in in Buda)
8 PM: LONE STAR SHOWCASE
SOUTH OF MARFA (ATX, 12 min); LA COBIJA DE MARICELA (ATX, 7 min); KILLING TIME (San Anto, 8 min); SKY (Houston, 21 min); A SERIOUS PREDICAMENT (Wichita Falls, 13 min); IN YOUR ARMS TONIGHT (El Paso, 25 min)
Sponsored by Chaparral Coffee
86 min, total – followed by Q&A w/ filmmakers Lance Childers & Caleb Gonzalez (SKY)
Masur Gallery - 119 W. San Antonio St, at Spellerberg Projects, Lockhart, TX
(The galleries are half a block from each other, & two blocks from the theatre)
9-11 PM: Concert by Kiko Villamizar & Olivia Ybarra at Masur Gallery, artwork by Ralph Fulton, Jr.
free craft beer courtesy AquaBrew
Donations accepted for Where We Thrive, a grassroots Lockhart organization
Art Opening at Main Street Gallery
Land of the Noble Free, an exhibition featuring works from Yocelyn Riojas, Rene Perez, Dayann Pazmino, Augustine Chavez, Enoch Rios; & Laurel Coyle; curated by Mano Amiga
Land of the Noble Free constitutes a mishmash of recent visual expression by beloved regional artists to whom Mano Amiga is threaded via shared care for greater justice, healing & liberation in our community. Day to day, the physical compilation within this windowed room –– situated directly across the street from a nasty, century-old tribute to white supremacy, planted proudly at the height of local Klan sway in 1923, and now below Mano Amiga's shared office space with Where We Thrive & a Community Bail Fund –– has evolved constantly, defining movement. It settles perhaps only for this fleeting two-hour opening as society sways boozily on the precipice of a tested election, a mortal affront to Democracy itself, as monthslong suspended reality oozes onward, & political violence rises steeper still, endeavoring to lift our voice muted by masks, where freedom was once rumored to ring.