SATURDAY, OCT 22
San Marcos Public Library, 625 E. Hopkins St
9:30 AM - INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION BLOC
THERE IS EXACTLY ENOUGH TIME (Austria, 2min)
Oskar, 12-year-old son of the filmmakers, had drawn 206 frames of a flip book when he died in an accident; using the remaining blank sheets, his father finished the film.
BE FREE (Canda, 3 min)
Merry makes her heart’s desires known to the water spirit, Mami Wata, through paper and ink.
THE CLOUD PRINCESS (South Africa, 22min)
An adaptation of a story told to Nelson Mandela as a boy in the village of Qunu, depicting the history and folklore of the African Continent.
THE GIANT WITH A HOUSE 2 (Hong Kong, 12min)
A post-apocalyptic journey of a big giant carrying a house with a small girl; together they encounter a Ferris wheel, a roller coaster & a glowing, modern, metropolitan city amid the wasteland.
DO YOU HAVE A WISH? (Russia, 15min)
A young lady, who misses her father terribly, decides she can't wait any longer to see him.
Total runtime: 54min
11:30AM - FRUIT OF THE THOMAS FAMILY FARM BLOC
YESTERYEAR (California, 10min)
When a pair of geriatric siblings open a new amusement park, parents are scared to death & kids love it.
MONSTER IN A BOX (California, 10min)
When carnival hucksters pull their act in the wrong town they get help from the most unlikely of performers.
HIGH ROAD (California, 18min)
They can't bury the hatchet, so they bury each other; offspring of two families continue a long-running feud that commenced long before they were born.
PARADISE (California, 19min)
Would a dead man lie? In a world without rain, two sisters search for water to survive – but discover so much more.
W.U.B.L.O., a.k.a. WEIRD UNIDENTIFIED BABY-LIKE ORGANISM (California, 11min)
Catch that W.U.B.L.O.! It’s a race against time as seven kids scramble for custody of a mysterious alien creature.
Total runtime: 1hr 8min
1:30PM - TEXAS AF (ATX, 1hr 34min)
Two college roommates – Eddy & Flaco – are best friends, enjoying their freedom & living life to the fullest, but their relationship is strained & tested as each is pulled in an opposite direction.
Followed by Q&A with Director David Reyes
4 PM - CYCLE OF MEMORY (NY, 1hr 12min)
Guided by photographs of their grandpa’s mysterious 1945 bicycle trip from Philly to NYC, two brothers confront the turbulence of their own relationship to recreate the momentous journey.
preceded by KANYMDA KUMISS (Kyrgyzstan/France, 30min)
An astonishing mountain bike trek at sky-high altitude: descending rapid rivers in a packraft, breaking bread with nomads during the nation’s 30th anniversary of independence & crisscrossing hairy but gorgeously rugged landscape.
Total runtime: 1hr 42min