SUNDAY, OCT 23
Performing Arts Center (Texas State University), 430 Moon St - 2nd Floor
11AM - LONE STAR SHOWCASE BLOC 2
YOU DO (SMTX, 4min)
When love is the only thing on the brain, being lost in the fantasy of your wedding night becomes your entire world. Music video for Tiera Deniell.
HIGHS & LOWS (ATX, 5min) Global Premiere!
A brief & dark comedy about empathy.
NICKELS (ATX, 12min)
Struggling to connect with his fiance's daughter, Craig seeks advice from the monster under her bed
HAVEN (San Marcos, 12min)
Disassociating in class, Irby takes a trip into her imagination & realizes what's holding her back from the real world.
30 MINUTES (Sugarland, 5min)
Trying to prolong the inevitable, a man faces a choice with a half-hour to hold up his end of the bargain — but time waits for no one.
THE ALTORS (L.A./Houston, 12min)
A couple haunted by their past is forced to decide whether love can survive beyond life.
MAN SEEKING MAN (ATX, 12min)
One man seeks another for a discreet favor.
TRANSFER (DFW, 12min)
When his father falls ill, a young man learns to help run his dad's business.
SUMMA CULPA LAUDE (ATX, 19min)
A perfectionist high-schooler strives to be valedictorian, but when her rival takes the top ranking, she devises a scheme to seize the number-one spot.
DREAMSTASIS (Kyle, 17min)
A pillow that aids people in their dreams & memories takes a sour turn when family members try to rebuild strained relationships.
Total runtime: 1hr 50min
followed by Q&A, led by film-industry veteran Randy Polk, with filmmakers, including Director Travis White (MAN SEEKING MAN); Directors Emery Jones and Miranda Wachtler (HAVEN); Director Tyra Williams (DREAMSTASIS)
2PM - TO THE END (U.S., 1hr 35min), followed by Q&A – led by Dr. Louie Dean Valencia, associate professor of Digital History at Texas State University – with Associate Producer Karen Gaytán
Premiering this spring at Sundance to wide praise, TO THE END chronicles four remarkable young women of color – amid turbulence and crisis – fighting for a Green New Deal & igniting a historic shift in US climate politics. Stopping the climate crisis is a question of political courage, and the clock is ticking.
Spotlights the work of: U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Varshini Prakash, co-founder of the Sunrise Movement; Alexandra Rojas, executive director of Justice Democrats; & Rhiana Gunn-Wright, climate policy director for the Roosevelt Institute.
Free screening courtesy College of Fine Arts & Communications, the Common Experience, the History Department, the Department of Sociology, the College of Liberal Arts & the Philosophy Department at Texas State University
5PM - WELDON ANGELOS & HIS UNLIKELY ALLIES (Work-in-Progress Screening; U.S., 1hr 38min), followed by Q&A with Director Anthony Pedone (a TXST alum!) & Producer Big Hollis
A phenomenal sneak-peak at an unfinished documentary on Weldon Angelos: hip-hop producer for Snoop Dogg & Tupac Shakur who was targeted by the War on Drugs & sentenced to 55 years in prison for a few small-scale marijuana sales. The film showcases a unification of improbable collaborators, coming together to end mass criminalization for cannabis, featuring exclusive interviews with U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) & Cory Booker (D-NJ); numerous rap icons like Snoop; rightwing billionaire Charles Koch; & even surreal FaceTime footage of Ivanka Trump securing a pardon for Death Row Records’ co-founder, in solidarity with the growing movement, in the hours following her father’s violent January 6 insurrection.
FREE screening, courtesy of Hometown Hero, Planet K, Mano Amiga, the Common Experience, the College of Fine Arts & Communications, the College of Fine Arts & Communications, the College of Fine Arts & Communications, the Sociology Department & the History Department at Texas State University