Given generous underwriting by The Summerlee Foundation, all three screenings of raúlrsalinas & the poetry of liberation: un trip
– accompanied by Q&A with filmmakers Anne Lewis & Laura Varela – are free to the community. Simply use the password “LA LOMA.”
Sat, Oct 14 at 7PM at Lost River Film Fest in San Marcos
Sat, Nov 4 at 8PM at Scrambled Genius Film Fest in Seguin
Sun, Nov 5 at Noon at Endora Film Fest in Lockhart
raúlrsalinas & the poetry of liberation: un trip
A split-screen jazz & liberation film based on the words of “Un Trip through the Mind Jail” by raúlrsalinas, written in 1969 in Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary. The poem expresses lived experience in La Loma (East Austin). The short explores contemporary issues: imprisonment in the jail machine, community destruction & gentrification, the overwhelming force of cultural memory in sanity & salvation, the need for societal transformation.