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TRUST ME, YOU’RE FAMOUS DIR: RYAN TOWER / LOS ANGELES, CA / 21MIN People need to be aware of the challenges, opportunities and realities good and not so good in the world of film and television. Trust me, You’re Famous gives you a small snap sample of people who are in the business and their varying array of opinions of what it’s like to be in the entertainment business. BREWED IN THE 210 DIR: MARCO ORTEGA / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 1HR 2MIN Highlighting San Antonio area brewers and local businesses who have contributed to the growth and revival of handcrafted beer deep in the heart of Texas. Local brewers tell their stories, share their passion, and illustrate how craft beer has made an impact on the community of San Antonio. TUESDAY JULY 26, 2016 – TOBIN CENTER ALVAREZ STUDIO 6PM DOC SHORTS DOMAR: TO TAME DIR: BENJAMIN ADES / NEW YORK, NY / 7MIN

A short portrait on a horse tamer and instructor from Uruguay and his passion for taming. ICHIRO AND THE WAVE DIR: ISAAC KERLOW / SINGAPORE / 11MIN Ichiro was fishing near the coast of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, when the 2004 tsunami struck his boat. Stranded on an island during the devastation he wondered if he would ever see his family again. THE OPPOSUM BEGINS DIR: RICK MEDINA / SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS / 20MIN The opossum, or “tlacuache” as many in the Rio Grande Valley know, is a misunderstood nocturnal animal, but for Brownsville, Texas native Aaron Moses it was a source of inspiration. Moses is the creator of a comic book entitled “The Opossum,” where its nocturnal superhero fights crime in the streets of Brownsville. FLUSH DIR: KELLER FORNES / DENTON, TEXAS / 6MIN Five Gangsters sit down for some poker in the late 60’s as tensions and alcohol begin to flow. THE SONS OF MAPES DIR: AARON HOSÉ / 15MIN In The Sons of Mapes, the filmmaker creates an intimate portrait of his Afro-Caribbean father, following his youth on the island of Curaçao and rise to international success as a professional tennis player in the 1960s and 70s. The film also chronicles his father’s 40-year reunion with his all-Latin American collegiate tennis team and their 86 year-old coach from Texas. This is a story about love, faith, perseverance, and the unbreakable bonds between family and old friends. HOW THE TASTE OF LOUISIANA WAS BORN DIR: JORDAN KAHN / DAYTONA BEACH, FL / 23MIN

The heart of southwest Louisiana’s Cajun Country is known as Acadiana, and it is the epicenter of the Creole culture. It is a place forever proud of – and indelibly tied to – a history based upon its people living off the land. For the Acadians, whose history dates back to the French and Indian war of the 1700s, food is synonymous with survival, independence and celebration. Acadiana is the setting for this documentary about a food culture akin to a living language; where even today farmers, fisherman and hunters do what is necessary to feed themselves and their families. Black Pot, boucheries, Grand Isle, the Atchafalaya Basin, Courir Mardi Gras, Crawfish country … this film takes a sweeping look at a unique portion of Louisiana that revolves around the little-known yet essential American story of the modern pioneers of Louisiana’s iconic foods. ALVAREZ STUDIO 8PM

MA MA DIR: JULIO MEDEM / SPAIN / 111 MIN Academy Award®-winning actress and producer Penélope Cruz delivers an extraordinarily emotional performance in Ma Ma, the newest film from acclaimed director Julio Medem (SEX AND LUCÍA). Honoring the high melodrama of Pedro Almodóvar and Douglas Sirk, ma ma follows Magda (Cruz) as she experiences tragedies and miracles alike. Just as Magda is diagnosed with breast cancer, she meets Arturo (Luis Tosar), a devoted husband and father in the midst of unspeakable loss. Their chance encounter leads both down a path of strength, grace, love, and rebirth. EAST ROTUNDA 6PM

SMILE AGAIN, JENNY LEE DIR: CARLO CALDANA / SAN FRANCISCO, CA / 1HR 48MIN Jenny Lee is a tennis all-star known for her acerbic wit and temper. When a mysterious accident ends her career, Jenny finds out that her agent ran away with her money. Now penniless and forgotten by her sport, she decides to restart her career and seek financial support. She embarks in a search for her father who



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22nd San Antonio Film Festival  

July 25 - 31, 2016

22nd San Antonio Film Festival  

July 25 - 31, 2016