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THURSDAY, SEPT. 9

Gaslight Baker Theatre, 216 S Main St in Lockhart

 

 

10 AM: IRANIAN WOMEN FILMMAKER BLOC

  • BLACK TIL I FIND DARKER (2min) - A young woman sews a dark-colored shawl ;  
     

  • HOME (5min) - A brother is sorely missed ; 
     

  • ON THE ROOF (10min) - A teenager sells pigeons without permission, but a graver circumstance awaits his family ; 
     

  • PASS (10min) - An impoverished woman navigates the web of dishonesty within which she finds herself ;
     

  • LOVE CAN’T BE QUARANTINED (17min) - An endearing pandemic tale of romance ;
     

  • WORLD CUP (18 min) - The very night a couple is due to migrate, their friend’s child, whom they’re entrusted to watch, vanishes ;
     

  • DOLLMAKER (19min) - A son, caring for his elderly father, must confront the challenge of sustaining his daily job.
     

Total: 1hr 21min


 

12:30 PM:  TEXAS PREMIERE

IN THE STRANGE PURSUIT OF LAURA DURAND (Greece, 1hr 38 min)

A pair of offbeat slacker pals from Athens embark on a cross-country hunt to locate their favorite mid-90s adult film star, who’s mysteriously disappeared.

3:30 PM: AROUND-THE-WORLD SHORTS


Music videos: 

  • CHILD OF THIS LAND (Iran, 2min) - An invitation to the ruling system to embrace empathy & cooperation ;
     

  • JOHN HARDY (France, 4min) - An animated landscape of roses, skulls & butterflies ;
     

  • I’M A MONSTER, CAN’T YOU SEE? (Germany, 6min) - Hipster wedding replete with vegetables festooning the occasion.

 

Narratives: 

  • RIMI (India, 14min) - A housewife locked into domesticity opts to pursue her desires of liberation instead ;
     

  • AGNES VARDA (Iran, 7min) - An overview of the French filmmaker credited as the mother of New Wave ;
     

  • ABSURD MAN (Turkey, 9min) - An ordinary man takes a mysterious drive with a peculiar bag ; 
     

  • AYDIN (Iran, 13min) - Avoidable air pollution thwarts a boy from flying his kite & enjoying the majesty of the outdoors ; 
     

  • THE IDEAL OTHER (Greece, 9min) - WORLD PREMIERE - What comes of a blind date by two societal outcasts, unaware of the other’s stigmatized identity? ; 
     

  • CANNIBAL (Iran, 9min) - As a virus pervades his country, a man accustomed to helping others instead commits a vile act to meet his family’s needs ;  
     

  • THE WHIMPER & EXISTENCE (Iran, 16min) - An earthquake wreaks havoc on a real community ;
     

  • THE TIME OF OTHERS (France, 28min) - Life lived.
     

Total: 1 hr 57min


 

7 PM: OPENING NIGHT: free screening on 25-year anniversary:

  • WAITING FOR GUFFMAN (1996; 1hr 24m)
    In this iconic mockumentary, aspirational director (Christopher Guest) & his not-so-gifted cast of townsfolk actors (Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey) aim to pull off a DIY musical-theatre tribute to their beloved hometown: Blaine, Missouri – which is actually played by the City of Lockhart! Screening generously underwritten by Chaparral Coffee.

  • WONDER (Austin, 11min), starring Sonny Carl Davis
    A venerated Texas rancher recounts the many emotions stirred by the discovery of dinosaur tracks on his property.



 

9 PM:  OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Old Pal Tavern, 100 E. Market St.  (half-block walk from theatre)

Live Music by Elijah Stone, shoegaze psych created from a looped-out mandolin & fiddle!

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