SUNDAY, NOV. 8
The Price Center - 222 W. San Anto St, San Marcos, TX
10 AM: STRANGE JUSTICE BLOC
JOYCEANA (Mass, 22 min); A DEADLY CHARTER (Grand Prairie, 33 min); BAG YOUR FACE (PA, 21 min) - followed by Q&A w/ director Hank Slaughter, Director of Photography Tyler Case & actor Jeff Weber (A DEADLY CHARTER); writer/director Richard Williams (JOYCEANA)
Sponsored by Hochheim Insurance
76 min, total
12:30 PM: LONE STAR SHOWCASE, sponsored by The Mermaid Society
SAN MARCOS RIVER PROJECT (SMTX, 21 min); IN THE HIDING (Laredo, 12 min); DUALITY (Denton, 10 min); CAPROCK (Big Spring, 15 min); THE LAST GOODBYE (College Station, 12 min); METHOD (SMTX, 9 min)
Sponsored by Mermaid Society SMTX
79 min, total - followed by Q&A w/ actress Jenessa Wade (CAPROCK), writer/producer Rhoda Brooks (THE LAST GOODBYE) & Hanna Hurd (METHOD)
3 PM: TINSEL: THE LOST MOVIE ABOUT HOLLYWOOD (CA/San Anto, TX, 1 hr 19 min)
A humorous, melancholy & affectionate look at the global obsession with cinema, TINSEL: THE LOST MOVIE ABOUT HOLLYWOOD vanished for three decades, never shown publicly. An outside-in, inside-out view of the Motion Picture Industry circa 1990, it contemplates fame in general & love of movies in particular. New footage yields perspective from the 21st century & examines an uncertain future facing the industry in its second century, as technology & new platforms change the movie-watching experience forever.
Doc’s Drive-in Theatre (outdoor) - 1540 Satterwhite Rd, Buda, TX
Tickets purchased online here: $12/car (includes driver) + $8/passenger
As Q&A may occur at the adjacent screen, please depend on your own car audio for the film.
6 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 & loving husband; sex worker; club performer; actor; author; playwright; AIDS survivor; & counselor. His unique odyssey is a moving & thought-provoking look at gender identity. It’s also a love story, a tale of survival & a colorful hearkening back to a gritty Manhattan & the glory days of access television.
(Film will also play on Saturday, Nov 7 at 5 PM at Gaslight Baker Theatre in Lockhart)
6:30 PM: Closing Night Film - BULL (1hr 48min + Q&A w/ Director/Writer Annie Silverstein & Writer Johnnie McAllister) Sponsored by Center for the Study of the Southwest, at TXST
BULL premiered at Cannes in 2019 & is written by Texas State University film studies director Johnnie McAllister, alongside his wife Annie Silverstein who also directed. We appreciate Samuel Goldwyn Films for making this screening possible.
In BULL, teenage Kris trashes her neighbor's house in a fit of youthful defiance, seemingly destined to follow her mother's footsteps into the TX penitentiary. To make amends, she’s forced to help Abe Turner –– an ex-bullrider scraping by on the Lone Star rodeo circuit –– with errands at home & at his work. Accompanying Abe, she discovers a passion for bull-riding. Kris studies the precarious sport, but wicked influences lure her back to delinquent ways, while Abe confronts the ache of aging out of the only life he’s ever known. Together, the duo forge an unanticipated bond: together uncovering hope for a new future, before it’s too late.
8:45 PM: Best of the Fest: LONE STAR SHOWCASE: variety of new Texas-made shorts + Q&A w/ filmmakers
MILK TOAST (7 min); YOU’RE THE PUPPET (13 min); WHEN YOU CLEAN A STRANGER’S HOUSE (6 min); SAASY (13 min); MERCER COUNTY, YOU’RE ON THE AIR (11 min); HYDER (7 min); JAVELINA RUN (19 min); REVELATION (4 min); DEAR BRUH (9 min)
Sponsored by Texas Film Commission
89 min, total –– Q&A afterward with director Ali Alkhafaji (HYDER); director Lisa Belcher (JAVELINA RUN) writer/director Michael Charron (YOU’RE THE PUPPET); writer/director Mike J. McAllister & producer Kyle Scott (MERCER CO)
9:45 PM: Best of the Fest: Majestic Freak Award SISTER TEMPEST (Louisiana, 2hr 2 min)
In this vividly visual, wild-child ride called SISTER TEMPEST, Anne Hutchinson's troubled relationship with her missing sister now faces an alien tribunal. Meanwhile, her new roommate's mystery illness sparks a cannibalistic killing spree.