SAN ANTONIO FILM
THE LARGEST FILM FESTIVAL IN SOUTH TEXAS
FESTIVAL JULY 25-31, 2016
TOBIN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
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Message from Adam Rocha, Executive Director of SAFILM Welcome to the 22nd Edition of the SAFILM-San Antonio Film Festival. We have such a great program of films, panels, after-parties and more to share with you this year! For the first time ever, together with our generous sponsor the Pearl, we will present the SAFILM-San Antonio Children’s Film Festival at the Studio in the Full Goods building at the historic Pearl Brewery. The wonderful films and scheduling for our San Antonio Children’s Film Festival were programmed in association with the TIFF Kids International Film Festival and will be presented Wednesday through Saturday in the mornings. Another first this year is our inaugural SCREENWRITING CONTEST! We worked with talented screenwriter David J. Healey (Leaves of the Tree), who coordinated, read and helped judge the entries. The winners will be announced at the Annual Awards Brunch at O’liva. Tickets to attend the brunch are available at SAFILM.com. We hope you find this program useful. This handy guide, designed with great care by Mr. Julian Cordero of Lamb Creative, ThinkLamb.com, contains the schedule for each room, followed by a description of every film screened at the festival. You’ll also enjoy special information from our sponsors and a brief visitor’s guide to the great eateries at the Pearl compiled by Martin Valdespino. The San Antonio Film Festival started 22 years ago when I realized we didn’t have a way for filmmakers to share their art in San Antonio. It has grown tremendously – and is even recognized as an important festival on the circuit by the press and many filmmakers. But that never would have happened without the help of so many passionate and generous people. I would like to extend special thanks to my wife and film festival producer, Susan Ranjel, Cedric Smith, Martin Valdespino, Scot Power, Julian Cordero, Ryan Rocha, Trevor Tatsch, Michael Ochoa, Mike Fisher, Robert Tatum, Zane Thomas, Anna Garcia Catalani, Lane Alvarez, Raychell Rippy, Ashley Lopez, Craig Hubbard, Sarah Fisch, Kimberly Suta, Cesar Hernandez, Hector Rocha, Yolanda Ranjel, Lisa Ranjel, Hondo Aguliar, Michael Kincaid, Sam Rodriguez, Florence Edwards and the Covo Family. Also, I would like to extend congratulations for a job well done and a round of applause to our team of hard-working interns: Dominica Ruelas, Kase Duggan, Jack Nguyen, Jessica Cantu, Nicholas Luna, Suzanna Neal, Julian Torres. Thank you all for your hard work! Thank you to all our filmmakers, our audience and supporters for joining us this year … see you at the movies!
Adam Rocha, Executive Director SAFILM
4 20 1 6 SA F I L M -SA N A N TO N I O F I L M F E ST I VA L S C H E D U L E MONDAY JULY 25, 2016 - PEARL STABLE DOORS OPEN SHORT: TRUST ME, YOU’RE FAMOUS; FEATURE: BREWED IN THE 210
PAINTED MARA, JACKDAW, A WAY OUT UNTIL 20 HAZE
TUESDAY JULY 26, 2016 - TOBIN CENTER ALVAREZ STUDIO 6PM DOC SHORTS - DOMAR: TO TAME, ICHIRO AND THE WAVE, THE OPPOSUM BEGINS, FLUSH, THE SONS OF MAPES, HOW THE TASTE OF LOUISIANA WAS BORN 8PM MA MA
3PM 5PM 7PM
EAST ROTUNDA SMILE AGAIN, JENNY LEE STRANGE PLACES
FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA LEGEND OF SWEE’ PEA FOOD BLOCK - COOKING WITH LOVE, THE UNCONVENTIONAL GOURMET, SALUTE TO THE CLASSICS
WEDNESDAY JULY 27, 2016 - TOBIN CENTER ALVAREZ STUDIO 3PM CLANDESTINE 5PM SHORTS 1 - O-STAR, CONCEALED, RENEGADE REDEMPTION, INDIFFERENT MADNESS, STILL CLOSED, DIABLO 7PM REQUIEM FOR A RUNNING BACK 9:30PM 29 LIGHT YEARS EAST ROTUNDA THE MISSION REACH: RESTORING THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER 5PM AMIR 7PM HALF OF TWENTY TWO 9PM ROAD DUSTER 3PM
FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA SHORTS 2 - SEEKING VALENTINA, INTO THE SAND, TOWARD THE ENTRY WAY, CAIN’S SHADOW, THOSE BEYOND THE FRAME 7PM SHORTS 3 - COMPETITION, ASTRA, EARLY RELEASE, FRANKIE (ITALIAN ROULETTE), NEVER, TIPI, VINDICATION 9PM SECOND IMPRESSION 5PM
THURSDAY JULY 28, 2016 – TOBIN CENTER ALVAREZ STUDIO 3PM AUTUMN FALL 5PM THRILLER SHORTS - THE RAT, OPEN YOUR EYES, ZAAR, LIFE SENTENCE, THE
EAST ROTUNDA THE LITTLE GYPSY WITCH OCCUPANTS LOCAL FLAVOR – SA SHORTS DARK CHOCOLATE, THE LETTER, LIVING DEAD IN AMERICA, STRONG FEMALE LEAD, BECAUSE I LOVE YOU, THE PREY, OF GODS AND BELLS, THE PLACES YOU’LL GOV 9:30PM SHORTWAVE FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA MILE END UPSTAIRS INFERNO SCI-FI/HORROR SHORTS - AXON, MOTH, GET THE HELL OUT, FLIGHT FRIGHT, NO SLEEP, REPLIKA
5PM 7PM 9:30PM
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016 - TOBIN CENTER ALVAREZ STUDIO 11:00AM – 12:00PM
FREE PANEL/WORKSHOP ALVAREZ STUDIO 12:15PM – 2:30PM FREE PANEL/WORKSHOP 3PM SHORTS 4 - YOU TRY LIVING HERE, VOICE FOR THE LONELY, THE USUAL SILENCE, EL PANA GRINGO, INTERVIEW WITH A RACIST, TESTING, AND SNAKE BITE 5PM SHORTS 5 - BUSINESS UNUSUAL, HANK AND HONEY, ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE, POSITIVE, THREE DAYS, FORGET YOU NOT 7PM NATHAN EAST: FOR THE RECORD 9PM DISASSOCIATIONVILL
SHORTS 6 - BEFORE THE BOMB, SHALLOW CREEK, THE THERE, ROSE FILM, THIS LITTLE HEART OF MINE, BIRTHDAY
5PM 7PM 9PM
QUEST FOR HONOR GRINGO JUST MY LUCK
SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2016 -TOBIN CENTER ALVAREZ STUDIO FREE PANEL/WORKSHOP
5 20 1 6 SA F I L M -SA N A N TO N I O F I L M F E ST I VA L S C H E D U L E SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2016 - TOBIN CENTER ALVAREZ STUDIO 12:15PM – 2:30PM FREE PANEL/WORKSHOP 3PM HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS - MIKEY, SHADOWS, LADY OF PAINT CREEK, THE 1% CRISIS IN THE GREAT LAKES, WITCHES, A LITTLE LOVE GOES A LONG CLAY, READ, STARLIGHT, CROSSED PATHS, LE COUTEAU, MY DOG SITTER JUNE, WARM, LOW FUEL, PENANCE
LONELY BOYS HELL OR HIGH WATER SHORTS 7 -LOOKING FOR TROUBLE, HER UNLIKELY KIN, NO LESS THAN A MAN, MORGUE, BIRTH OF A KILLER
5PM 7PM 9PM
FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA GASTON MELIES AND HIS WANDERING FILM COMPANY 5PM COMEDY SHORTS - HIGH SIGNS, RYE MANHATTAN, JEWISH BLIND DATE, JORDAN ALMONDS, THE CANDY GIRL, THE DOODOO MAN, TWO BELLMAN TWO 7PM H.O.M.E. 9PM 12-IN-12 3PM
SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2016 - TOBIN CENTER ALVAREZ STUDIO 4PM A CLASSY BROAD 6PM HARBINGER EAST ROTUNDA 4PM THE TEACHER 6PM SHORTS 8 - HONOR STUDENT, DIM BLOOD, MORE THAN ONE, CROSS, STICKS FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA DRAMATIC SHORTS - IN THE BLINK, MOVING DAY, SWEET TALK, ANOTHER LOVE, THE VOICE IN THE HEAD, 400 MILES 6PM THE ENTERTAINERS SHORTS - ONE DAY ON CARVER STREET, CODA, PORCUPINE, THE WRITER, HER SONG, BRAVE, THE TENOR 4PM
WEDNESDAY JULY 27, 2016 PEARL STUDIO / FULL GOODS BUILDING 10-11AM CHILDREN’S SCREENING RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 7+ LOOT BAG JUNIOR $10 (LIMITED TO 100 SEATS)
Through imaginative tales that brim over with laughter, music, and exploration, this international collection of animated short
films shines a light on the power of creative problem-solving, individuality, and overcoming obstacles. This program was organized and circulated by TIFF.
THURSDAY JULY 28, 2016 PEARL STUDIO / FULL GOODS BUILDING 10-11AM CHILDREN’S SCREENING RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 3 – 7 BEST OF THE FEST 1 $10 (LIMITED TO 100 SEATS)
Two young girls find some primate pals in both Me…Jane and Zoo Story. A fantastical journey provides new perspective even if they end up back to where they started from in One, Two, Tree, An Object at Rest and The Girl Who Spoke Cat. Tiny creatures are both welcome and unwelcome additions to one’s home in Perfect Houseguest and The Visitors. Young Fidel reminisces about his family on his Mother’s wedding day in Memories of the Sea. Wild creatures and delicious food is the perfect recipe in Octopus and Tiny Tunes: Food. In Looks, we learn a simple but essential lesson, but in That’s Not A Good Idea, one lesson isn’t learned despite warnings!
FREE SCREENING RECOMMENDED FOR AGES HIGH SCHOOL+
Student & KSAT Community Anti-Bullying PSA contest. Submitted videos from area wide high schools + high School Student Habitat for Humanity PSA’s.
FRIDAY JULY 29, 2016 PEARL STUDIO / FULL GOODS BUILDING 10-11AM CHILDREN’S SCREENING RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 8 TO ADULT BEST OF THE FEST 2 $10 (LIMITED TO 100 SEATS)
A few cats can claw up a whole lot of trouble in One Hell of a Plan, Air-Mail and Minoule. My Grandfather Was a Cherry Tree and The Man, The Boy and the Donkey both bring to life fables in very different ways. A playing field typically reserved for sports can be an area for unexpected courtship in Change-Over and Two Left Feet. We meet William and his pet scorpion in By the Name of Boston. In Accidents, Blunders and Calamities as well as Two Friends creatures of all shapes and sizes learn that danger can come when you least expect it, but Lilou proves that there’s often more than meets the surface about those who can frighten us. Get a behind the scenes look at the creation of some magical puppets in Stems. Slaves of the Rave proves that there’s just as much performance in the audience as there tends to be on stage.
SATURDAY JULY 30, 2016 PEARL FULL GOODS BUILDING 10-11AM CHILDREN’S SCREENING RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 7+ LOOT BAG JUNIOR $10 (LIMITED TO 100 SEATS)
Through imaginative tales that brim over with laughter, music, and exploration, this international collection of animated short films shines a light on the power of creative problem-solving, individuality, and overcoming obstacles. This program was organized and circulated by TIFF.
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6 MONDAY JULY 25, 2016 – PEARL STABLE 6:30PM DOORS OPEN 7PM FILM STARTS
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
7 abandoned her when she was a child, but soon tracks down a man with a shady past who left a trail of family secrets. EAST ROTUNDA 8PM STRANGE PLACES DIR: AARON MARKWICK / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 48MIN
Based on true events about Natalie and Miles relationship of dependency evolving their addictions. FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA
LEGEND OF SWEE’ PEA DIR: BENJAMIN MAY / MINNEAPOLIS, MN / 1HR20MIN A “mystical understanding of the game” made Lloyd “Swee’ Pea” Daniels a New York City basketball legend by the age of 16. Christened the “next Magic Johnson”, his career effectively ended at age 21 after being shot 3 times in the chest after a tussle over $8 of cocaine. The Legend of Swee’ Pea follows the twists and turns of fortune in the life of a basketball prodigy: his dramatic downfall, miraculous comeback, and, finally, the bittersweet confrontation with a life imperfectly lived. FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA
COOKING WITH LOVE DIR: SUKUNYA WANGSOMNUK / NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA / 41MIN Follow four Thai women into their humble kitchens as they share fond memories and show us how cooking from the heart can bond a family together. THE UNCONVENTIONAL GOURMET DIR: WENDY KEELING / GOODLETTSVILLE, TN / 13MIN A dark comedy about a woman stuck in the 50’s searching for the perfect ingredients in an unusual family recipe. The film tells an age old tale with an added modern twist. SALUTE TO THE CLASSICS DIR: DAVID BARROW / AUSTIN, TX / 29MIN The original chefs of the Southwestern Food Movement, combine forces for a new event and to celebrate the history they started 30 years ago. James Beard Award winners Tom Perini, Dean Fearing, Robert Del Grande and Stephen Pyles all join us along this documentary adventure. WEDNESDAY JULY 27, 2016 – TOBIN CENTER ALVAREZ STUDIO 3PM CLANDESTINE DIR: DAVID LAROSA / RAMSEY, NJ / 1HR58MIN
The ‘War on Drugs’... One of the most debated and controversial topics of the last 40+ years. When hard drugs invade a small town, local and federal law enforcement find themselves working together. Navigating the minefield of local political officials and junkie confidential informants, the team seeks to root out a sinister network of ‘meth’ cooks and dealers threatening to change the face of Long Island’s picture perfect suburban north shore. Officer Charles Cooper will be forced to either live a life of denial or accept the new threats forced upon himself and his family. Clandestine explores the ‘War On Drugs’ in a modern day morality tale by focusing on the people who comprise this war; our law enforcement, our elected officials, and our neighbors. WEDNESDAY JULY 27, 2016 – PEARL FULL GOODS BUILDING 10-11AM CHILDREN’S SCREENING RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 7+ LOOT BAG JUNIOR $10 (LIMITED TO 100 SEATS)
Through imaginative tales that brim over with laughter, music, and exploration, this international collection of animated short films shines a light on the power of creative problem-solving, individuality, and over-coming obstacles. This program was organized and circulated by TIFF. 12PM-2PM
FREE SCREENING FOR STUDENTS - RECOMMENDED FOR AGES HIGH SCHOOL+
ALVAREZ STUDIO O-STAR
DIR: DIMA OTVERTCHENKO / NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA / 27MIN
Rudy & Ava have 4 days to make sense of their broken relationship before the end of the world in this rock music video adventure told through 7 original songs. CONCEALED DIR: DAKOTA FORD / HURST, TEXAS / 5MIN Students can carry concealed handguns on campus, she uses her right in doing so. She goes to campus to work on a project and stays late into the night. She has to decide quickly if he’s a threat or not. RENEGADE REDEMPTION DIR: KEVIN GIBSON / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 9MIN A gangster is surprised when his sister has been kidnapped by his own crew and he has to decide what’s more important to him, loyalty or family.
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8 INDIFFERENT MADNESS DIR: JACOPO MENICAGLI / PARIS, FRANCE / 10MIN Taking a coffee in a bar with his friend ‘The Calm’, ‘The Mad’ is out of his mind: he has enough of those dishonest people who ask hypocritical questions. Although he has an important mission, the Waiter’s indifference causes him to lose control of himself. STILL CLOSED DIR: MARK DATUIN / TORONTO, ONTARIO CANADA / 20MIN When tragedy strikes in a sleepy coastal town, a young family must adapt to the responsibilities and heartbreak caused by an unconventional love triangle. DIABLO DIR: PAULA SASLOW / PALO ALTO, CA / 21MIN Somewhere in Northern California, a construction worker finds a large sum of money while excavating a job site and when he learns that it is ‘blood money’ from a drug lord, he decides to take justice into his own hands, with unexpected consequences. ALVAREZ STUDIO 7PM
REQUIEM FOR A RUNNING BACK DIR: REBECCA CARPENTER / LOS ANGELES, CA / 1HR 29MIN Daughter of an NFL player with CTE hits the road to meet other CTE families, and explore his 40 year NFL career through the lens of this disease. ALVAREZ STUDIO 9:30PM
29 LIGHT YEARS DIR: ERIK MAUCK / AUSTIN, TX / 1HR 35MIN This film provides a window into the life of Adam, a young man nearing the age of 30, who still delivers pizzas in his home town. Through interactions with his friends, family and co-workers, Adam is finally put in the position to question the decisions he’s made and of where his life is headed.
EAST ROTUNDA 3PM
THE MISSION REACH: RESTORING THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER
DIR: STEVEN SCHAUER / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 1HR
A documentary that entertains and inspires by telling the important story of the Mission Reach Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation Project, which is one of the nation’s largest urban ecosystem restoration projects. EAST ROTUNDA 5PM
AMIR DIR: JOSÉ PAREDES / TIJUANA, MEXICO / 1HR31MIN Amir, an aspiring musician, finds himself drawn to Jeanette, a beautiful singer he meets during a night out on the town with his friends. The attraction complicates his relationship with his current girlfriend, Elizabeth, who is expecting his child. Amir will attempt to work out his feelings towards his newfound love interest, music and maturity, as adulthood forces him to make some challenging choices along the way. EAST ROTUNDA 7PM
HALF OF TWENTY TWO LARALEE LIST / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 1HR2MIN Miranda, an 11 year old lover of books, who yearns to someday be a famous author, begins her day in her usual way...shall we just say, she is not a morning person? Miranda attends 6th grade at St. Joan of Arc Catholic School. On this day we become familiar with Miranda and 5 of her closest girl friends as they take us on a journey through what it’s like to be an 11 year old girl in the 21st century. EAST ROTUNDA 9PM
ROAD DUSTER DIR: ERIK DE BRUYN / HILVERSUM, NETHERLANDS / 1HR50MIN Both a hilarious road movie and a bittersweet journey down memory lane. It’s a crazy ride in an American old timer from the provincial town of Tilburg to the Hamburg Reeperbahn and back. Above all, it is a hallucinatory trip through the mind of an author, who no longer knows if his novel is the product of his imagination or if he’s actually living it.
FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA SEEKING VALENTINA
SHORTS 2 DIR: ARMIN NASSERI / LOS ANGELES, CA / 21MIN
When a writer in the pangs of mourning takes in a mysterious tenant, eerily reminiscent of his deceased wife, is she a hallucination, a dream, a ghost? Or is she a runaway?
9 INTO THE SAND DIR: MICAH GALLAGHER / VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA / 18MIN Into the Sand is a magical realism journey about a boy who, through some bizarre circumstances, begins a search for meaning in his life. With limited dialogue, a stopmotion animated villain and some nifty visual effects, the film takes you on a unique ride. TOWARD THE ENTRY WAY DIR: KYLE KLUBAL / ORLANDO, FLORIDA / 24MIN A haunting tale of the odd and macabre as a young woman is terrorized by several supernatural forces which may be real or only her imagination. CAIN’S SHADOW DIR: ANTONIO DE PALO / PUGLIA, ITALY / 30MIN November 5th, 2025. Western metropolis. Young inspector Abel is grappling with the umpteenth disappearance: Angela, a 9-year-old girl, of whom there has been no news for two days. For more than ten years there have been many disappearances of children. On the night of November 5th the stories of these characters will be inexorably intertwined, leading us to a bitter and shocking discovery. THOSE BEYOND THE FRAME DIR: ANDREW BROOKS / MANHASSET, NY / 7MIN After his death, one man finds himself on the doorstep of the Watchman’s home. WEST SCREEN
DIR: GIULIO POIDOMANI / NOCI, ITALY / 20MIN
COMPETITION DIR: ARTUR BORUZS / 7MIN While two boxers prepare for the international competition, a third one puts up a fight of his own outside the ring, a spiritual one. ASTRA DIR: CHRISTIAN YORK / WINTER PARK, FLORIDA / 3MIN A young woman tormented by astraphobia, the fear of lightning and thunder, locks herself away in a desolate cabin to protect the ones she loves before the vicious extraterrestrial beast emerges with every thunderstorm. EARLY RELEASE DIR: MIGUEL GUERREIRO / UNITED KINGDOM / 9MIN A psychologist conducting a routine assessment places a loaded gun between herself and a convicted serial killer. FRANKIE (ITALIAN ROULETTE) DIR: FRANCESCO MAZZA / BROOKLYN, NEW YORK / 20MIN A short film/pilot about the life and struggles of Frankie Tramonto, an Italian immigrant who comes to New York City to pursue the American dream. He soon finds out that the stars & stripes world he dreamed of couldn’t be further from reality: incommunicability - particularly with women - underpaid jobs, a house in a neighborhood very far, in all senses, from the Manhattan he’s seen in movies. Claudia travels to a small town in Sicily to get back together with her ex-girlfriend, Anna. She is not interested anymore and abandons Claudia in a town she doesn’t know. Wandering around town Claudia meets Sandro, who questions all she believes. Sandro brings Claudia into a personal journey towards the acceptance and respect of herself. TIPI DIR: JACKSON EZINGA / EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN / 12MIN 13 year-old Toby discovers his true place, or lack there of, in his group of friends after a trip into the woods. VINDICATION DIR: JAROD O’FLAHERTY / HASLET, TX / 27MIN Caught in the crosshairs of a criminal investigation, Derek Taylor recalls the details of his involvement with a suspicious detective. FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA
SECOND IMPRESSION DIR: WALLACE WEATHERSPOON / AUSTIN, TX / 1HR33MIN Now on the verge of engagement to his longtime girlfriend, Kiera, Dan McPherson finds himself aching again for his wilder days. After a bitter fight, Kiera reluctantly agrees to a month apart to let Dan ‘figure everything out.’ But after a chance meeting with a mystical old woman, Dan awakens to find himself in an existence where his now much different life has progressed exactly as it would have had he never met Kiera. Dan dives into his new reality with gusto, only to realize that what he truly wants, he has had all along. Now he must try and win Kiera’s heart all over again from scratch, starting with the first awkward hello to a woman who has never met him, yet he has known for years. THURSDAY JULY 28, 2016 – PEARL FULL GOODS BUILDING 10-11AM CHILDREN’S SCREENING RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 3 – 7 BEST OF THE FEST 1 $10 (LIMITED TO 100 SEATS)
Two young girls find some primate pals in both Me…Jane and Zoo Story. A fantastical journey provides
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10 new perspective even if they end up back to where they started from in One, Two, Tree, An Object at Rest and The Girl Who Spoke Cat. Tiny creatures are both welcome and unwelcome additions to one’s home in Perfect Houseguest and The Visitors. Young Fidel reminisces about his family on his Mother’s wedding day in Memories of the Sea. Wild creatures and delicious food is the perfect recipe in Octopus and Tiny Tunes: Food. In Looks, we learn a simple but essential lesson, but in That’s Not A Good Idea, one lesson isn’t learned despite warnings! THURSDAY JULY 28, 2016 – TOBIN CENTER ALVAREZ STUDIO 3PM AUTUMN FALL DIR: JAN VARDØEN / NESODDTANGEN, NORWAY / 1HR38MIN
Autumn Fall is an adult drama/comedy set in beautiful Oslo. Ingvld works as a lighting technician at the National Theatre but dreams of writing for the stage. However she can’t stand actors. She still manages to entangle herself with two thespians, one a notorious hell raiser and she embarks on an exciting, scandalous, and ultimately very dangerous journey that changes her life forever. ALVAREZ STUDIO
THE RAT DIR: VASILY CHUPRINA / 8MIN The Rat is a tense thriller, set in modern-day LA. This is a story of policemen seeking to catch a major drug dealer. It delivers an intense, claustrophobic punch that will make you guess, and guess again. OPEN YOUR EYES DIR: TYLER J. CASE / ARLINGTON, TX / 3MIN Based on actual events. When a father comes back to consciousness after getting hit by a distracted driver, he finds out his whole world has been taken away from something that could have been prevented from the start. ZAAR DIR: IBRAHIM NADA / 12MIN Zaar is a suicide bomber who enters a random diner to bomb himself in a terrorist attack, but listening and interacting with the innocent people around him makes him question his intent. Will he be able to do it?!! LIFE SENTENCE DIR: JESÚS ALARCÓN / MIAMI, FL / 27MIN CADENA PERPETUA narrates the story of a psychoanalyst called to interview and evaluate a man accused of a hideous crime against a minor. As the interview unfolds, he discovers a truth that will take the audience to an unexpected finale. THE PAINTED MARA DIR: JODY VERNON / SEATTLE, WA / 15MIN Frank, an artist, recently paralyzed, lives in despair. He falls in love with his home health aide, Tara, but doesn’t think she could want him. Rather than remain in a reality he perceives as hopeless, Frank chooses to escape it by drinking an elixir that takes him to the Painted World, where he is whole again and loved by the beautiful Painted Mara. When Frank realizes that he and Tara can be together, he decides to throw away the elixir and accept himself and life as they really are. He is willing to let go of his fantasy, but, is his fantasy willing to let go of him? JACKDAW DIR: TRAVIS CHAMPAGNE / THE WOODLANDS, TX / 15MIN A father mourns on the one year anniversary of his wife’s disappearance. A WAY OUT DIR: JASON TOSTEVIN / COLUMBUS, OH / 14MIN When aging gangster Vic risks it all to quit the life, he discovers his young protege has been keeping a secret of his own -- one that plunges them both into a deadly cat and mouse game over the course of one car ride. ALVAREZ STUDIO 7PM UNTIL 20 DIR: JAMILA PAKSIMA & GERALDINE MORIBA / EXTON, PA / 1HR24MIN
Is a good life measured by its length or its depth? Until 20 is a feature documentary about the inspirational life of James Ragan, a Texas native and promising young golfer. What James does after receiving a life threatening diagnosis is a story you’ll never forget.
HAZE DIR: DAVID BURKMAN / ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA / 1HR46MIN In the aftermath of a brutal fraternity hazing death, a college freshman’s desire to join the best fraternity on campus is compromised when his older brother launches an anti-hazing crusade. A modern retelling of ancient Greek mythology, HAZE is a sobering, realistic portrait of what truly goes on behind fraternity and sorority house walls.
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THE LITTLE GYPSY WITCH DIR: TOMISLAV ZAJA / ZAGREB, CROATIA / 1HR39MIN This film is a children’s comedy, telling the story of an unusual Roma family, seen through the eyes of the ten year-old girl Manusha. After the death of Manusha’s grandmother, Ilonka, her parents, consumed by their everyday troubles, do not even notice the odd occurrences in the house. Manusha quickly realizes that the house is possessed by the ghost of her deceased grandmother, and with the help of her friend Zdenko, the undertaker’s son, she attempts to soothe the restless and angry ghost. However, Manusha gradually discovers a family secret from the past that will help her confront the curse placed upon her deceased grandmother and her entire family. EAST ROTUNDA 5PM OCCUPANTS DIR: RUSSELL EMANUEL / HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA / 1HR21MIN
A film about Annie Curtis, an award-winning documentarian and her husband Neil. Annie and Neil embark on a ‘30 Days of Clean Living’ documentary, setting up cameras all over their house to document, via the Internet, their new eating habits. By doing so, half of their cameras capture a parallel version of themselves - a version that ultimately unravels and threatens their very existence. EAST ROTUNDA
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DARK CHOCOLATE DIR: ERICK VILLARREAL / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 2MIN A story of a young Mexican American boy who is very excited about his new stash of Halloween candy. The boy is told not to feed chocolate to his dog by his mother. When accidents occur the story takes a turn for the scary. THE LETTER DIR: RAYMOND RAMOS / SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS / 11MIN What would you do if you only had 30 days to live? LIVING DEAD IN AMERICA DIR: KRIS SEROLD / SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS / 10MIN Esmi Sepeda, an unmotivated Millenial, has her whole life ahead of her until she unexpectedly dies - and reanimates. She is now part of a mysterious phenomenon of the dead resurrecting. She copes with prejudice from her community and her traditional father while her status as an American remains in limbo as a political battle ensues for the rights of these Living Dead Citizens. STRONG FEMALE LEAD DIR: PATTY SANDOVAL SRALLA / SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS / 7MIN A chauvinistic screenwriter learns a lesson about writing female leads from one of his own characters. BECAUSE I LOVE YOU DIR: ALEXIS FLORES / SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS / 9MIN Currently a Student at the Art Institute of San Antonio, and soon to graduate. THE PREY DIR: JOE R. MALDONADO / LEON VALLEY, TX / 17MIN The Prey is a psychological thriller about a serial killer who has his latest kill in the trunk of his car, but he can’t get hold of his accomplice to get rid of the body. The story is full of twists and turns that will keep the audience guessing what will happen. OF GODS AND BELLS DIR: ALEXIA SALINGAROS / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 5MIN A unique exploration of the hidden, magical world of classical Indian dance in a seemingly modern and suburban environment. THE PLACES YOU’LL GO DIR: JESSE SALAZAR III / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 21MIN Do you remember what it’s like to truly be passionate about something? This documentary explores one child’s passion for LEGO and the journey he takes across America to discover the wonders of our country, with a destination that will elevate his passion to new heights. SHORTWAVE DIR: RYAN PHILLIPS / 1HR26MIN Josh and Isabel Harris, after suffering the loss of their only child, relocate to a secluded hillside research facility with the hopes of repairing their broken family. After years of trying, Josh and his research partner, Thomas, have a breakthrough involving a cryptic shortwave radio signal and its universal origins. Something within the signal resonates with Isabel and she begins experiencing seeming hallucinations and visions of distant memories. Upon further investigation into the phenomenon, the scientists fear for Isabel’s health while Isabel fears the signal has attracted something sinister to their new home.
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12 FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA 5PM MILE END DIR: GRAHAM HIGGINS / LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM / 1HR41MIN
After being forced out of his job, London executive Paul Kerr is left doubting his future until he runs into John, a friendly American who seems to have all the answers. They both agree that life isn’t fair and John comes up with a radical plan to turn Paul’s life around. But when a young banker is found murdered, Paul begins to question what John really wants. FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA 7PM UPSTAIRS INFERNO DIR: ROBERT L. CAMINA / GARLAND, TX / 1HR36MIN
On June 24, 1973, an arsonist set fire to a gay bar in New Orleans called the Up Stairs Lounge. For 43 years, it was the largest gay mass murder in U.S. History. Despite the staggering historical significance, few people know about the tragedy. Thirty-two people were killed and some bodies were never identified because they were ashamed that the victims were gay. The prime suspect was never charged with the crime. The tragedy did not stop at the loss of lives. There were also the delay injuries: lost jobs, fear, public ridicule and utter lack of concern by the general public, government and religious leaders. The fire permanently altered lives and was the root of many lifelong struggles. FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA 9:30PM SCI-FI/HORROR SHORTS AXON DIR: MIGUEL GARCIA / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 10MIN
A science fiction short film about the intersection of humanity and technology.
MOTH DIR: WYATT MILLER / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 8MIN In rural South Texas, a lonely widower encounters a mysterious presence at his gate. GET THE HELL OUT DIR: REGAN AREVALOS / SELMA, TX / 26MIN A dark comedy following a group of cunning men who travel around the country performing exorcisms for money on behalf of any religion. FLIGHT FRIGHT DIR: JIM POLITANO / 7MIN Aboard a flight across the ocean, an airline passenger with a fear of flying starts to see strange things after taking nerve medicine. NO SLEEP DIR: ISAAC RODRIGUEZ / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 9MIN Your worst nightmares come to life. REPLIKA DIR: LUC WALPOTH / BERNE, SWITZERLAND / 26MIN As she is forced to terminate her only daughter, a dysfunctional 13-year-old android, a loving mother tries to convince her husband to adopt a human kid. But in a materialistic and functional world, safety takes precedence over emotions. FRIDAY JULY 29, 2016 – PEARL FULL GOODS BUILDING 10-11AM CHILDREN’S SCREENING RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 8 TO ADULT BEST OF THE FEST 2 $10 (LIMITED TO 100 SEATS)
A few cats can claw up a whole lot of trouble in One Hell of a Plan, Air-Mail and Minoule. My Grandfather Was a Cherry Tree and The Man, The Boy and the Donkey both bring to life fables in very different ways. A playing field typically reserved for sports can be an area for unexpected courtship in Change-Over and Two Left Feet. We meet William and his pet scorpion in By the Name of Boston. In Accidents, Blunders and Calamities as well as Two Friends creatures of all shapes and sizes learn that danger can come when you least expect it, but Lilou proves that there’s often more than meets the surface about those who can frighten us. Get a behind the scenes look at the creation of some magical puppets in Stems. Slaves of the Rave proves that there’s just as much performance in the audience as there tends to be on stage. FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016 – TOBIN CENTER 12:15PM-2:30PM CARLOS ALVAREZ STUDIO THEATER YOUNG FILMMAKERS: THE FUTURE OF INDIE FILM IN TEXAS
The reel revolution will be homegrown. New media continues to transform how we communicate in
13 business, art and in the world at large. We have a duty and a responsibility to ensure that our young people are fluent in these modern forms of communication. Join Will Underwood for a conversation about making indie films and the power of mentoring and collaborating with high school students. EAST ROTUNDA 3PM YOU TRY LIVING HERE
SHORTS 4 DIR: KAREN DEE CARPENTER / LOS ANGELES, CA / 14MIN
What do you do when your dreams don’t come true? An aspiring actress intent on making her mark in Hollywood has botched an audition, can’t find the means to bury her cat and is about to be evicted. She finally decides to solve her dilemmas, and make her mark, with one brash stroke. VOICE FOR THE LONELY DIR: JAMIE K. KENNEDY / AUSTIN, TX / 28MIN A terminally ill radio DJ accepts an odd job at a local funeral home in exchange for his own funeral. THE USUAL SILENCE DIR: SAMUEL Z. P. THOMAS / CEDAR HILL, TEXAS / 5MIN An everyday Joe with his everyday problems happens upon a man experiencing true grief. Whether he can help or not, he won’t walk away unchanged. EL PANA GRINGO DIR: PEDRO VIVAS HERNÁNDEZ / PITTSBURGH, PA / 11MIN A Venezuelan American musician attempts to fix a broken ‘cuatro,’ the instrument that defines his Latino identity. INTERVIEW WITH A RACIST DIR: CHRIS GUINN / HOUSTON, TX / 11MIN A mother and daughter find themselves at odds after having to deal with the tragic loss of their son/brother. Instead of looking for justice through the court of law, the two decide to take matters into their own hands and resolve the loss by adding another one. The short film touches on how a family would possibly feel if they were to lose a member of theirs for an unjust reason. People tend to seek justice differently when they are the witness and victim of the same crime repeatedly. TESTING DIR: CHRISTOPHER LEPS / LOS ANGELES, CA / 8MIN Eddie and Shea seem like a perfect middle class couple. They have great jobs, they clearly love each other, but something is awry. Society says that they should have a baby by now, and it seems to be all they can talk about. But it just isn’t happening. How much are they willing to risk to save their marriage, and their sanity? SNAKE BITE DIR: TIMOTHY HYTEN / LOS ANGELES, CA / 10MIN Out for backwoods adventure, four boys find their friendship tested when one is bitten by a snake. But which is more dangerous - the notoriously fast-working venom of the Black Widowmaker, or the extreme measures they hope will save him? EAST ROTUNDA
BUSINESS UNUSUAL DIR: DANIEL MALAKAI CABRERA / LOS ANGELES, CA / 19MIN David, a kind and creative “sad sack” finds himself in the (very) windy city for the most important business proposal of his life, only to be confronted by his nemesis and former boss, the brash, rude and bullying Chip. Thrown off his already weak game, David’s first attempt at a pitch starts off dreadfully but as luck would have it, he is interrupted and asked to return the following day. With an extra day to prepare, David retreats to his hotel where an odd but magical set of bartenders and a chance meeting give him the courage and creative spark to carry the day. HANK AND HONEY DIR: ROB NEILSON / HOUSTON, TX / 6MIN Do you like heartwarming holiday films? Well, unfortunately this ain’t one of them. Hank just wants to spend his holiday watching TV, but it appears that he’s on Santa’s naughty list. ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE DIR: BEARS FONTE / AUSTIN, TX / 8MIN A mysterious woman stranded by the side of the road hitches a ride with a passing stranger – neither of them is who they seem. POSITIVE DIR: PAUL MERRYMAN / LOS ANGELES, CA / 22MIN When an unfaithful husband learns that he’s HIV positive, he backtracks through his affairs to discover the origin of his infection. THREE DAYS DIR: JOHN SWANSIGER / SHERMAN OAKS, CA / 12MIN A man attempts to reconnect with a woman from his past; telling the story of how the two were whimsical teen lovers, married for the three days in 1989. FORGET YOU NOT DIR: ELISABETH LOESCH / LE GRAND-SACONNEX, SWITZERLAND / 22MIN When widower Hans Schneider, 65, begins to lose his memory, he tries every trick he can to hang on to his most precious moment—a trip to Italy with his beloved wife many years ago.
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14 EAST ROTUNDA 7PM NATHAN EAST: FOR THE RECORD
DIR: CHRIS GERO / FRANKLIN, TN / 1HR25MIN
A documentary film that takes viewers behind-the-scenes as one of the most influential bass players in modern music recorded his debut solo album last year. His long-awaited solo album (released in March) spent four weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Album chart and 34 weeks in the top position on smoothjazz.com. For The Record also chronicles Nathan’s three decade plus career from when he hit the road age 16 with Barry White, his session and touring work across musical genres and membership in the legendary jazz quartet Fourplay. The film features interviews with many of the musicians he’s worked with including Clapton, Phil Collins, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Don Was and more. EAST ROTUNDA 9PM
DISASSOCIATIONVILLE DIR: JAMES CHRISTOPHER / AUSTIN, TX / 1HR29MIN Chris, lost in his late twenties and scrambling to find a sense of identity, returns home to small town Texas when he learns that his mother died. As he confronts the family, friends, life and love he abandoned, Chris must finally come to terms with his decision to run and try to take control of his own future. FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA 3PM SHORTS 6 BEFORE THE BOMB DIR: TANNAZ HAZEMI / BROOKLYN, NEW YORK / 24MIN
10 year old Elsa takes matters into her own hands when Child Services plans a visit that could separate her from her brother. SHALLOW CREEK DIR: GREGORY BROWN / AUSTIN, TX / 9MIN A husband is tasked to do the final wish of his late wife, but that becomes a personal challenge for him. THE THERE DIR: SCOTT COBB / AUSTIN, TX / 10MIN Two women friends clash in a drained out pool where one seeks to win the other’s renewed companionship by showing her a film she made of an important incident in their lives. ROSE FILM DIR: ISRAEL MARQUEZ / GRAND PRAIRIE, TX / 27MIN A young violin prodigy named Rose who is full of life has her world turned upside down when she finds out she has a fatal disease. Rose also learns she is adopted and goes in search of her true mother. THIS LITTLE HEART OF MINE DIR: P.E. MITCHELL / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 9MIN After a romantic weekend away, a young couple reevaluates their lives as they drift apart. BIRTHDAY DIR: CHRIS KING / ROSEVILLE, CA / 13MIN When a young military wife gets news that her Marine husband has been severely wounded in combat, she discovers that their life ahead is going to be an overwhelming, yet amazing journey. FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA 5PM QUEST FOR HONOR DIR: MARY ANN BRUNI / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 1HR4MIN
Quest for Honor follows Runak Faranj, tireless activist and editor of Kurdish Women’s Media Center newspaper Rewan (Dawn) and young reporter Kalthum Ibrahim as they work with local lawmen, journalists, and members of the Kurdistan Regional Government (the KRG), to solve the murder of a widowed young mother, protect the victim of a safe house shooting, eradicate honor killing and redefine honor.
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GRINGO DIR: JOSE LUIS SOLIS / MONTERREY, MEXICO / 1HR21MIN Omar and Esperanza return to Monterrey after a doctoral stay in Quebec. While making economic and emotional efforts to stay in Mexico, a job offer comes up in San Antonio, Texas. Driving through the highways in the north of Mexico, Omar will have to drive through the frontier paths and face his rough past, his violent present and the helpless future of his family and country.
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JUST MY LUCK DIR: BILL HASS / FORT WORTH, TX / 1HR32MIN Marshall Dixon is an average normal family guy, with one small exception. He never loses at anything, ever. He has just learned that the unbelievable luck he has depended on for his entire life is the upside of a generational curse on his family. The downside is, he’s going to die on his fiftieth birthday. Which is less than two weeks away. Can Marshall figure this out and turn his luck around before it’s time to cash in for the last time? SATURDAY JULY 30, 2016 - PEARL FULL GOODS BUILDING 10-11AM CHILDREN’S SCREENING RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 7+ LOOT BAG JUNIOR $10 (LIMITED TO 100 SEATS)
Through imaginative tales that brim over with laughter, music, and exploration, this international collection of animated short films shines a light on the power of creative problem-solving, individuality, and overcoming obstacles. Program in association with the TIFF Kids International Film Festival. SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2016 – TOBIN CENTER 11AM - 12PM CARLOS ALVAREZ STUDIO THEATER WOMEN IN THE FILM AND TELEVISION INDUSTRY PANEL
Join us for an in depth conversation of the past and future of women in the film industry, women in the Texas film and TV industry, and women discussing the paths they blaze as they move forward in this incredible time of unlimited, worldwide venues available for your passion in the entertainment industry. All genders welcome! Panel leader: Laralee List. SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2016 – TOBIN CENTER 12:15PM-2:30PM CARLOS ALVAREZ STUDIO THEATER BUSINESS BASICS OF THE FILM INDUSTRY
Are you interested in how things really work in the film industry? Do you want to have a career in the film industry? Lonnie Ramati will provide you with tips on how to achieve your dreams and the business basics of the film industry from his point of view based on his inside knowledge of the workings of both the business and creative aspects of the film industry. ALVAREZ STUDIO MIKEY
3PM HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS DIR: DEMAR GUNTER / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 4MIN
A likely home invasion turns out to be a much more personal encounter as a mother and son realize the magnitude of what has occurred. SHADOWS DIR: DEMAR GUNTER / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 5MIN A documentary on the hidden world of teen dating violence. LADY OF PAINT CREEK DIR: ALEXIA SALINGAROS / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 5MIN A woman, trapped in a society of mindless ritual and minimal emotion, must find it in herself to escape — and face the consequences. THE 1% CRISIS IN THE GREAT LAKES DIR: GRIFFIN OLIS / TROY, MICHIGAN / 7MIN The 1% explores the dangerous future (and present) of our nation’s most precious natural resource: the Great Lakes. WITCHES
DIR: SERENA PORTA / BARI, ITALY / 9MIN
‘Masciara’ in the southern Italian countryside is a witch, a marginalized, outcast woman. “Masciarae” brings you back to an old childhood season, under the sun of the Italian countryside, dried and sunburnt. The short film was made by a group of 20 students between the ages of 6 and the 18 who came from different schools and very different social and economical situations.
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16 A LITTLE LOVE GOES A LONG CLAY DIR: JULIET BUCKHOLDT / RIDGELAND, MS / 4MIN This video was made as a school project about stopping social media bullying. The video uses Claymation to tell the story of a teen who had a bad experience with cyber bullying and encourage the viewer to use social media for love rather than hate. READ DIR: ISABELLA ARTAZA / AUSTIN, TEXAS / 6MIN A high school student arrives at school to find that she’s had private photos shared through social media. How will she handle it? STARLIGHT DIR: LORRAINE SHALLER / ORANGE COUNTY, CA / 9MIN “Starlight” is the story of Julia, a young college student who has just failed a crucial midterm. After an uncomfortable conversation with her professor, Julia gets a call from her mother saying her grandfather has suddenly fallen ill and immediately sets out for home. CROSSED PATHS DIR: AARON RODRIGUEZ / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 7MIN Two teenagers go about their day separately until their paths cross. LE COUTEAU DIR: ZOË MILLER / COLUMBIA, SC / 4MIN A woman gets ready for work. MY DOG SITTER JUNE DIR: MADISON ROACH / 5MIN Based off of the hit TV shows Parks & Recreation and The Office. My Dog Sitter June is about a dog-sitter named June but theres just one problem, she hates dogs. This is the first episode and the intro to June and her crazy costumers. WARM DIR: ROBERTO GARCES / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 5MIN V/H/S meets Out of Africa with a heart. LOW FUEL DIR: RYAN DIEBNER / 4MIN Sometimes, you run out of gas. PENANCE VDIR: MATTHEW KNOWLTON / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 4MIN A man struggles with his inner demons after a horrible tragedy. ALVAREZ STUDIO 5PM
LONELY BOYS DIR: DANIEL SIMON / NEW YORK, NY / 1HR30MIN Following a recent breakup, struggling writer Jules crashes with his recently separated best friend, Saul, at his apartment in Brooklyn. While Saul wants to drink heavily and lament over his impending divorce, Jules just wants to escape into his latest script. After Saul is fired from his job as restaurant manager and Jules loses an off-Broadway production of his play, the two embark on a weekend bender through New York City and Connecticut in search of solace and sometimes more pain. When the sun finally rises, neither expects to see the light. ALVAREZ STUDIO 7PM
HELL OR HIGH WATER DIR: DAVID MACKENZIE / LOS ANGELES, CA / 1HR42MIN A story about the collision of the Old and New West, two brothers, Toby (Chris Pine), a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his son, and Tanner (Ben Foster), a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger, come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land. The hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that powerful forces beyond their control have stolen from under their feet. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves in the cross-hairs of a relentless, foul-mouthed Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges) looking for one last triumph on the eve of his retirement. As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their plan, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the last honest law man and a pair of brothers with nothing to live for, except, family collide. ALVAREZ STUDIO
LOOKING FOR TROUBLE DIR: CAROLINE CUNY / WINSTON-SALEM, NC / 22MIN Looking for Trouble is the short documentary about humanitarian engineer Fred Cuny and his bold actions during the Bosnian War. Leading a team of American and Bosnian engineers, Fred developed a plan to build a mobile water treatment system and transport across siege lines into the city. Facing technical hur-dles, Serbian snipers and corrupt politicians, time is running out and the stakes couldn’t be higher. HER UNLIKELY KIN DIR: KENNETH J. RAIMONDI / SCHERTZ, TX / 15MIN Sarah Rassi is running out of options. She needs a bone marrow transplant and her only match on the registry is troubled war veteran, Peyton Sinclair. Can Peyton overcome his own battles with PTSD to step up and save Sarah’s life? Her Unlikely Kin tells the story of two strangers, who by rare genetic chance, can offer each other new life.
17 NO LESS THAN A MAN DIR: WILLIAM TYLER / MOORE, OK / 9MIN A short film based off a poem by William Tyler, has you looking at homeless people as being no different than yourself. MORGUE DIR: LAURENT PRIM / LUXEMBOURG, SCOTLAND / 15MIN In the middle of a bitter divorce, Max gets a phone call from Anne: They must meet at the hospital to identify the body of their long missing daughter. Anne hopes for closure whereas Max is looking to change the inevitable. BIRTH OF A KILLER DIR: DANIEL MALDONADO / SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS / 35MIN After discovering his father’s murderer is to be released from prison, Lucas, a troubled kid flees an abusive home to kill the man who has destroyed his family, but, a run in with a cartel hitman may derail his plans. FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA
GASTON MELIES AND HIS WANDERING FILM COMPANY DIR: RAPHAEL MILLET / FRANCE / 1HR In 1912-1913, while his brother Georges Méliès was still filming imaginary trips in his Parisian studio, Gaston Méliès undertook a ten-month long trip around Asia-Pacific, taking him with a team of about 15 collaborators from San Francisco, to Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia, Java, Singapore, Cambodia and Japan. He did not return to the USA but traveled straight back from Japan to France, where he died shortly after, in 1915, quickly falling into oblivion, as the world was engulfed in World War I. FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA 5PM COMEDY SHORTS HIGH SIGNS DIR: DAMIEN PATRIK / LOS ANGELES, CA / 13MIN
A docu-comedy that takes a look at one of America’s least coveted professions-costumed characters and sign spinners. RYE MANHATTAN DIR: MICHAEL GOLDBURG / BROOKLYN, NY / 7MIN What happens when a young man is waiting for his dream date...in the wrong bar! In the vein of Martin Scorsese’s “After Hours,” RYE MANHATTAN is a charming, fast-paced comedy about how finding the right person in the world of modern dating is tough. JEWISH BLIND DATE DIR: ANAELLE MORF / LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND / 16MIN Unhappy in love, Mary Lou decides to reconnect with her religious roots by marrying a practicing Jew. In order to get married, she has to pass the Shidduch test, which will determine whether her life will be a success or failure. JORDAN ALMONDS DIR: LORRAINE PORTMAN / FLORIDA / 8MIN A black comedy in which Ella struggles to understand a friend’s death, and finds meaning in a box of candy and a belligerent older woman. THE CANDY GIRL DIR: JOSHUA COSTEA / NORTH VANCOUVER, BC CANADA / 15MIN The Candy Girl clandestine business has been operating smoothly in school until the principal infiltrates an undercover spy in the group. Would the infiltrator betray them? THE DOODOO MAN DIR: RAYMOND J . DANIEL / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 7MIN The DooDoo Man is a creepy dark comedy. TWO BELLMAN TWO DIR: DANIEL MALAKAI CABRERA / LOS ANGELES, CA / 20MIN Shot on location in Dubai, “Two Bellmen Two”, a Substance Over Hype production, once again blends comedy with parkour, martial arts, dance, and music action. Leading Hollywood stuntmen William Spencer (“SPIDER-MAN”; “SPIDER-MAN 2”) and Caine Sinclair (NBC’s “Grimm”; CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother”) reprise their roles as the Bellmen, and Freida Pinto (“Slumdog Millionaire”) joins the cast as Leila. FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA 7PM H.O.M.E. DIR: DANIEL R MALDONADO / NEW YORK, NY - NEW YORK / 1HR12MIN
A meditation on urban communication, H.O.M.E. is a film woven of two vignettes. Part 1 is a lyrical tone poem concerning a missing young man with Asperger’s Syndrome who wanders through the subways of New York City unnoticed. Part 2 follows a gambling Ecuadorian livery driver who offers a ride to a stranded Chinese woman desperate to get home to her sick child. Along their journeys through the city, they each discover the deeper value of their intimate connections. H.O.M.E. is an exploration through themes involving alienation & meaningful encounters through the lens of a “disconnected” city in constant motion.
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18 FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA 9PM 12-IN-12 BEVERLY HILLS, CA / 2HR
Twelve months in LA. Twelve filmmakers. Twelve short films tied together to make one movie. Produced by Matthew Stevens, Cindy Rucker Trost & Scott Trost. SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2016 – TOBIN CENTER ALVAREZ STUDIO 4PM A CLASSY BROAD
DIR: ANNE GOURSAUD / LOS ANGELES, CA / 1HR33MIN
The new documentary, “A Classy Broad,” chronicles the career of trailblazing Hollywood executive Marcia Nasatir of San Antonio, who broke through the glass ceiling back in the ‘70s. At a time when gender inequality in Hollywood continued to make headlines, Marcia achieved success as a producer and as the first woman to serve as vice-president of production at a major Hollywood studio, United Artists. DONE. NEXT! Through interviews, stock footage, and Marcia’s own narrative, this “untold Hollywood story” unfolds, following Marcia’s career from lone female literary agent at The Ziegler Agency where she represented writers like William Goldman (BUTCH CASSIDY and The SUNDANCE KID), Lorenzo Semple (THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR, PARALLAX VIEW) and Robert Towne (CHINATOWN), to United Artists where she became the first female vice-president in charge of production. At UA, Marcia championed films that have become American classics, including: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, ROCKY, CARRIE, COMING HOME, APOCALYPSE NOW, THE BLACK STALLION. Unceremoniously dismissed, she moved on to a career as an independent producer where she continued to fight for films that were difficult to make. She took on THE BIG CHILL, a film that had been turned down by seventeen companies and fought to get it financed. Larry Kasdan, the writer/director credits Marcia for getting his picture made. We will honor Marcia Nasatir with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Awards Brunch at noon on Sunday, July 31. ALVAREZ STUDIO
HARBINGER DIR: CODY DUCKWORTH / AUSTIN, TX / 1HR24MIN This fantasy/eco-thriller follows twelve-year-old Mira Gonzaga who has been having terrible dreams. As her haunting nightmares escalate, Mira’s father moves her and her pregnant mother away from the city to a secluded ranch in the Texas Hill Country for some much-needed family healing. Unfortunately, the night terrors do not end for Mira as warnings from her deceased grandmother and visions of things-to-come haunt her dreams as well as her waking reality. When nearby fracking operations begin to infiltrate the ranch’s water supply, Mira’s parents begin to feel it’s dire effects as a transformation begins and Mira’s worst nightmares become real. THE TEACHER DIR: ALEXEY A. PETRUKHIN / MOSCOW / 2HR14MIN Suddenly a gunshot breaks the silence of the school hallways. A desperate history teacher holds the whole class hostage. But very soon the situation changes, now the teacher herself becomes a hostage instead. SHORTS 8
HONOR STUDENT DIR: AARON B. KOONTZ / AUSTIN, TEXAS / 10MIN A middle-aged woman with nothing left to give meanders through a day just like any other, or so she thought. DIM BLOOD DIR: DAVID ZONANA / MEXICO CITY, MEXICO / 15MIN Andrea is devastated after realizing her sister has leukemia, but a closer look will reveal something else hidden in her psyche. MORE THAN ONE DIR: TAKAHISA SHIRAISHI / MARINA DEL REY, CA / 20MIN This is the story of Daniel, a young man who’s forced to reconcile the differences of his dreams with the reality of his present in order for him to live a truthful life. Whatever choice they decide on, they will have to live with in the aftermath. CROSS DIR: GERRY MARAVILLA / LOS ANGELES, CA / 10MIN A young man is lured into the world of backyard boxing in order to save his mother’s life.
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Growing up in a backwoods, dead-end town, Jaclyn is a 17 year old girl who is about to inherit her late daddy’s lottery winnings which everyone wants. Fighting to support her decadent, wicked parents and mentally-challenged brother, who is the only person she loves, finds herself surrounded by secrets and spiraling events that can only end in sacrifice or death.
FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA 4PM DRAMATIC SHORTS IN THE BLINK DIR: DAMIEN PATRIK / FLAGSTAFF, AZ / 5MIN
Time flies...faster than you can ever imagine. MOVING DAY DIR: SAMUEL Z. P. THOMAS / CEDAR HILL, TX / 18MIN Carrie’s illness has come back strong, and now she and Pete are separating. Her friends are confused and blame Pete, but is it really that simple? Is this a mutual separation, or is Pete kicking her out? Today is moving day. While everyone else struggles with their decision to part ways, Pete struggles with a secret burden that only he can carry. SWEET TALK DIR: LUCIANO ARTURO GLAVINA / SAO PAULO, BRAZIL / 8MIN In a café, a man sits down at a table to meet a woman . A chit-chat unfolds in a beautiful, human and very sensible dialogue. The short is a tribute to an Uruguayan poet and writer Mario Benedetti. ANOTHER LOVE DIR: VICTOR PEREZ / LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM / 20MIN A pregnant married woman struggles to tell a much older man that their affair is over. THE VOICE IN THE HEAD DIR: CYRUS TRAFFORD / LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM / 12MIN Psychologist David Rosenhan PhD, “If sanity and insanity exist, how shall we know them?” 400 MILES DIR: FELIX MARTIZ / CULVER CITY, CA / 30MIN At his father’s request, a young man returns home after several years to make peace with the man he vowed never to see again. FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA
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ONE DAY ON CARVER STREET DIR: AZURE ALLEN / CONWAY, SOUTH CAROLINA / 4MIN Charlie’s Place was a stop on the famous Chitlin’ Circuit, and hosted the hottest musicians of the day. In the post-war Jim Crow south, Charlie’s Place was a rare pocket of diversity in a world where the lines between black & white were firmly drawn. Charlie’s Place gave birth to the state dance of South Carolina, the Shag. Charlie Fitzgerald and the music he brought to Carver Street inspired many people regardless of color to come together. This simple act of dissent angered some people who would be driven to violence to stop it. CODA DIR: CALVIN J. WALKER / ALLEN, TX / 10MIN Two songwriting strangers are haunted by the same melody. PORCUPINE DIR: SABRINA DOYLE / CULVER CITY, CA / 15MIN W. Earl Brown (DEADWOOD, TRUE DETECTIVE, and the new ABC hit, AMERICAN CRIME) stars in this classic country music tale of heartache, loss and hope. On the eve of a country music star’s induction into the Hall of Fame, a mystery woman from his past appears at his dressing room door. They discover they have much in common: music, whiskey, and their prickly personalities. Can these two porcupines lower their quills long enough to form a bond, or are they destined to forever be alone? THE WRITER DIR: EMANUELE MENGOTTI / LOS ANGELES, CA / 6MIN A story of love and sin, passion and revenge; join together in a surreal frame narrated by a damned writer. HER SONG DIR: GREG PRINCIPATO / NEW YORK, NY / 8MIN Short narrative film that combines dance, and music to illustrate the lives of 3 generations of women as they cope with passing from this life to the next. BRAVE DIR: REGGIE TALLEY / NEW YORK, NY / 23MIN A young NY street performer battles against adversity while pursuing his passion over profit. THE TENOR DIR: DAMON CRUMP / WACO, TX / 12MIN A whimsical comedy about a Prima Donna Tenor sent to participate in an experiment conducted by an overbearing Military Scientist who is testing the powers of the human voice.
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The Historic Pearl Brewery, San Antonio’s Local Culinary Center COMPILED BY MARTIN VALDESPINO
The Pearl, a neighborhood located just north of downtown along Museum Reach and the San Antonio River, is an amazing mixed-use development anchored by the Culinary Institute of America-San Antonio. With 15 chef-driven restaurants, weekend farmers markets and terrific retail shops, Pearl is a must-visit in San Antonio. Enjoy public art along the River Walk, jog or explore the museums and parks along the river. You can also take a water taxi from the northern end of the river (called Museum Reach, which culminates at the Pearl) to points all along the River. Visit riosanantonio.com/rio-taxi to learn more. The Pearl is also the home and major sponsor of the first SAFILM-SANANTONIO CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL, which takes place mornings from Wednesday, July 27 through Saturday, July 30! Visit atpearl.com to learn more about this latest innovation from SAFILM-San Antonio Film Festival.
WHERE TO EAT AT THE PEARL BAKERY LORRAINE
Specializing in classic French pastry techniques, everything is handmade with great care and attention to detail. Offering delicious sandwiches and salads as well.
A steak house with great craft cocktails, comfort food an extensive wine list, Boiler House also has an expansive patio great for people watching. When it comes to the cuisine, Chef Jeff White popular menu is focused on Texas-style grilling using the freshest local ingredients available.
BOTIKA The newest addition to the Pearl’s culinary treasures, this Peruvian-Asian fusion restaurant boasts a menu developed by Chef Geronimo Lopez, and a wonderful bar serving up craft cocktails and a great menu of small plates. CURED
Chef Steve McHugh and staff use regional ingredients and organic methods to create handcrafted cured foods, from charcuterie to pickles. Enjoy great food and craft cocktails like the whiskey Bloody Mary, A Boy Named Suze or the “Cured” cocktail in the repurposed 1904 Administration Building of the original Pearl Brewery, a Bon Appétit’s “America’s Best New Restaurants in 2014” nominee.
The combination of globally inspired barbecue traditions and flavors as well as on-site brewed craft beer was why Texas Monthly featured it as one of the Best Restaurants in 2014. Chef Tim Rattray and Brewmaster Alex Rattray lead this excellent foray into barbecue and beer.
GREEN VEGETARIAN CUISINE
San Antonio’s only 100 percent kosher vegetarian restaurant serves up great vegetarian and vegan offerings in a casual, comfortable setting.
IL SOGNO OSTERIA
Owned by the renowned Chef Andrew Weissman, this five-star Italian dining experience features dishes found in the trattorias and osterias of Rome and Florence.
Chef Johnny Hernandez spent years traveling to Mexico to develop La Gloria’s menu, packed with authentic flavors derived from the street vendors, taquerias and kitchens of Mexico’s interior. Chef Hernandez recently cooked at the White House, was asked to open a restaurant in Caesar’s Palace in Vegas, and is currently consulting in London.
23 NAO LATIN GASTRO BAR
Operated by the Culinary Institute of America, this restaurant explores, preserves and celebrates the unique and complex favors of truly authentic Latin cuisine.
An upscale oyster bar from Andrew Weissman, this sophisticated spot features impeccable sashimi, ceviches and more indulgent choices like the silky lobster bisque, tuna and avocado-based chip and dip.
SOUTHERLEIGH FINE FOOD AND BREWERY
Southerleigh serves Chef Jeff Balfour’s modern take on Texas cross-cultural cuisine and the on-premise brewery offers a rotating array of original recipe, craft batch beers from Brewer Les Locke.
Part of the beautiful and historic Hotel Emma, Supper serves what’s in season under the watchful eye of Chef John Brand. His approach is straightforward and creative, guided by flavor. Tip: Try the lamb stew.
BARS AND NIGHT SPOTS BLUE BOX BAR
Nestled between the Hotel Emma and Sandbar, Blue Box is a great stop for a late night drink. Enjoy infusions and herbal mixes to complement spirits. They also have plenty of craft and domestic beers available and some nice Argentinian and California wines.
Hotel Emma’s remarkable bar was beautifully renovated with creatively designed cozy spaces. The stairs above the bar recall the once active brewery and its inner workings. Try the Professor McGonagall, a delicious take on the Moscow Mule with a myriad of refreshing flavors or peruse the leather-bound drink menus to select a signature cocktail, like the Three Emmas, named after the wife and two nurses of the original founder of the Pearl brewery.
STAY GOLDEN SOCIAL HOUSE
Enjoy a relaxed setting with large outdoor patio. Game of Thrones-inspired cocktails are popular at this laid-back favorite among locals.
COFFEE/JUICE/ICE CREAM, ETC. LOCAL COFFEE
Buzzy coffeehouse offers a changing selection of locally roasted brews in an intimate, industrial-chic setting. The popular coffee house is great for quick refreshments.
ONE LUCKY DUCK
Offers pressed and made-to-order juices, shakes and salads as well as various other chef driven menu items from Pure Food and Wine in NYC.
LICK HONEST ICE CREAMS
Inspired by Texas flavors and committed to sustainability, Lick uses only local, seasonal and wholesome ingredients to make their artisanal ice creams. All of the milk and cream comes from a local family-owned dairy and everything is made by hand.
It’s a South Texas food store with a dash of Euro-sophistication where Hotel Emma guests and locals alike stock up on life’s culinary luxuries or simply enjoy a glass of wine and quick meal – salads, sandwiches and soups – on the patio or seated in the pretty bistro-style shop. Just north of the Pearl, a quaint coffee house at 602 W. French Place currently resides within the original carriage house to the historic Frost Bank mansion, constructed around 1910. Situated in the Alta Vista/Monte Vista neighborhoods, PRESS Coffee serves as a creative hub for neighbors, professionals, artists and students. The coffee house supports many local Texas products like: White Elephant Coffee Co. (San Antonio), Amaya Roasting Co. (Houston), Mill King Farms Milk (McGregor), Zhi Tea (Austin) and Buddha’s Brew Kombucha (Austin). Bakery Lorraine and C’est La Vie Bakery provide fresh pastries daily.
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2016 FREE PANELS/WORKSHOPS FREE PANEL/WORKSHOP FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016 – TOBIN CENTER
FREE PANEL/WORKSHOP SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2016 – TOBIN CENTER
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CARLOS ALVAREZ STUDIO THEATER THE MAGIC OF CROWD FUNDING WORKSHOP – SEEDANDSPARK.COM Seed&Spark believes the art of storytelling is about expanding imagination, shining a light on the world inside and deepening empathy for the world outside. In the current social climate where many consider the arts a luxury, they believe artists are responsible for teaching their audiences why they are essential. They also believe films are not just art, they are business ventures that require the seed of an idea and the sparks of human and capital investments to bring them to life. Learn how to fund your next project at this panel! Fun fact: Attendees of this class have a 100 PERCENT success rate in crowd-funding their films!
FREE PANEL/WORKSHOP FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016 – TOBIN CENTER 12:15PM-2:30PM
CARLOS ALVAREZ STUDIO THEATER YOUNG FILMMAKERS: THE FUTURE OF INDIE FILM IN TEXAS The reel revolution will be homegrown. New media continues to transform how we communicate in business, art and in the world at large. We have a duty and a responsibility to ensure that our young people are fluent in these modern forms of communication. Join Will Underwood for a conversation about making indie films and the power of mentoring and collaborating with high school students.
CARLOS ALVAREZ STUDIO THEATER WOMEN IN THE FILM AND TELEVISION INDUSTRY PANEL Join us for an in-depth conversation of the past and future of women in the film Industry, women in the Texas film and TV Industry, and women discussing the paths they blaze as they move forward in this incredible time of unlimited, world-wide venues available for your passion in the entertainment industry. All genders welcome! Panel leader: Laralee List.
FREE PANEL/WORKSHOP SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2016 – TOBIN CENTER 12:15PM-2:30PM
CARLOS ALVAREZ STUDIO THEATER BUSINESS BASICS OF THE FILM INDUSTRY Are you interested in how things really work in the film industry? Do you want to have a career in the film industry? Lonnie Ramati will provide you with tips on how to achieve your dreams and the business basics of the film industry from his point of view based on his inside knowledge of the workings of both the business and creative aspects of the film industry.
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Wednesday, July 27th - Saturday, July 30th PEARL FULL GOODS BUILDING
a collaboration between the San Antonio Film Festival and Pearl programmed in association with the TIFF Kids International Film Festival.
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27 WEDNESDAY JULY 27, 2016 – PEARL STUDIO / FULL GOODS BUILDING 10-11AM CHILDREN’S SCREENING RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 7+
LOOT BAG JUNIOR $10 (LIMITED TO 100 SEATS) Through imaginative tales that brim over with laughter, music, and exploration, this international collection of animated short films shines a light on the power of creative problem solving, individuality, and overcoming obstacles. Programmed in association with the TIFF Kids International Film Festival. THURSDAY JULY 28, 2016 – PEARL STUDIO / FULL GOODS BUILDING 10-11AM CHILDREN’S SCREENING RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 3 – 7
BEST OF THE FEST 1! $10 (LIMITED TO 100 SEATS) Two young girls find some primate pals in both Me…Jane and Zoo Story. A fantastical journey provides new perspective even if they end up back to where they started from in One, Two, Tree, An Object at Rest and The Girl Who Spoke Cat. Tiny creatures are both welcome and unwelcome additions to one’s home in Perfect Houseguest and The Visitors. Young Fidel reminisces about his family on his Mother’s wedding day in Memories of the Sea. Wild creatures and delicious food is the perfect recipe in Octopus and Tiny Tunes: Food. In Looks, we learn a simple but essential lesson, but in That’s Not A Good Idea, one lesson isn’t learned despite warnings! ONE, TWO, TREE FRANCE – DIR. YULIA ARONOVA — ANIMATION, NO DIALOGUE, 2015, 7 MIN It’s the story of a tree, a tree like any other. One day, it jumps into a pair of boots and goes off for a walk, inviting everyone to follow. OCTOPUS GERMANY – DIR. JULIA OCKER — ANIMATION, NO DIALOGUE, 2015, 3.5 MIN Baking a cake should be much easier with eight arms, but that’s only if all arms agree on what cake they’re going to make! ME…JANE USA – DIR. PAUL AND SANDRA FIERLINGER — ANIMATION, ENGLISH, 2014, 9 MIN. Jane Goodall is renowned for her work with apes in the jungle, but as Patrick McDonnell’s heartwarming tale shows, her curiosity, spirit and sense of adventure started long ago with a toy chimpanzee named Jubliee. TINY TUNES – FOOD UK – DIR. ANDY MARTIN — ANIMATION, ENGLISH, 1 MIN Our new favorite band performs a pocket-sized poem about our all-time favorite subject: food! LOOKS GERMANY – DIR. SUSANN HOFFMANN — ANIMATION, NO DIALOGUE, 3 MIN A grey lynx doesn’t quite fit into the colorful world around him, and resorts to dark behavior in order to blend in. MEMORIES OF THE SEA LIVE ACTION, ENGLISH, 2015, 9 MIN Fidel is six years old and has a lot of opinions, but doesn’t quite understand the changes happening within his family. ZOO STORY CZECH REPUBLIC – DIR. VERONIKA ZACHAROVA, ANIMATION, 4 MIN What happens when a little girl who is bored at the zoo suddenly notices a big gorilla? THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA USA – DIR. PETE LIST, ANIMATION, ENGLISH, 7.5 MIN A devious spin on a classic tale of a hungry fox and plump goose, complete with a chorus of concerned little chicks! PERFECT HOUSEGUEST USA – DIR. RU KUWAHATA & MAX PORTER, ANIMATION, 1.5 MIN A clean, organized, well-mannered guest visits a house. AN OBJECT AT REST USA – DIR. SETH BOYDEN, ANIMATION, NO DIALOGUE, 5.5 MIN A stone will encounter lots of obstacles over the course of a millennium, but is there any greater disruption than that of human civilization? THE VISITORS AUSTRALIA – DIR. PHILIP WATTS ANIMATION, NO DIALOGUE, 1 MIN A man’s home is his castle. But not for long ...
29 THE GIRL WHO SPOKE CAT UK/POLAND – DIR. DOTTY KULTYS ANIMATION, ENGLISH, 6 MIN A curious girl wants to add some color into her predictable, organized world where there’s a proper way of walking, looking – even eating soup! THURSDAY JULY 28, 2016 – PEARL STUDIO / FULL GOODS BUILDING 11:30 A.M. TO 1 P.M. RECOMMENDED FOR AGES HIGH SCHOOL+
FREE SCREENING FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES Two sets of shorts created by local students. The best films from the Student & KSAT Community Anti-Bullying PSA contest and videos submitted from area wide high schools for the High School Student Habitat for Humanity PSA Contest for your pleasure on the big screen. FRIDAY JULY 29, 2016 – PEARL STUDIO / FULL GOODS BUILDING 10-11AM CHILDREN’S SCREENING RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 8 TO ADULT
BEST OF THE FEST 2! $10 (LIMITED TO 100 SEATS) A few cats can claw up a whole lot of trouble in One Hell of a Plan, Air-Mail and Minoule. My Grandfather Was a Cherry Tree and The Man, The Boy and the Donkey both bring to life fables in very different ways. A playing field typically reserved for sports can be an area for unexpected courtship in Change-Over and Two Left Feet. We meet William and his pet scorpion in By the Name of Boston. In Accidents, Blunders and Calamities as well as Two Friends creatures of all shapes and sizes learn that danger can come when you least expect it, but Lilou proves that there’s often more than meets the surface about those who can frighten us. Get a behind the scenes look at the creation of some magical puppets in Stems. Slaves of the Rave proves that there’s just as much performance in the audience as there tends to be on stage. Programmed in association with the TIFF Kids International Film Festival. ONE HELL OF A PLAN FRANCE, ANIMATION, JEAN-LOUP FELICIOLI/ALAIN GAGNOL, 6 MIN Mo and Carl are two hapless burglars with one great plan. It involves a special potion, countless cats, a little old lady, and plenty of opportunities for disaster. MINOULE FRANCE, ANIMATION, NICOLAS BIANCO-LEVRIN, 4 MIN One determined cat goes to great lengths for a tasty canary. BY THE NAME OF BOSTON USA, ANIMATION, GRANT KOLTON, 2.5 MIN William Boston lives in the desert and doesn’t care for many things, though he does have one friend, a scorpion named Chester. TWO LEFT FEET ITALY, LIVE ACTION, ISABELLA SALVETTI, 6 MIN Mirko loves soccer, but when it comes to the cute girl he spots nearby, does he have game? MY GRANDFATHER WAS A CHERRY TREE RUSSIA, ANIMATION, OLGA POLIEKTOVA/TATIANA POLIEKTOVA, 12.5 MIN
A young boy realizes that his beloved cherry tree has provided his family with more than just fruit. TWO FRIENDS RUSSIA/FRANCE, ANIMATION, NATALIE CHERNYSHEVA, 4 MIN Even best friends can have trouble understanding each other when they are from two different worlds. THE MAN, THE BOY, AND THE DONKEY JAPAN, ANIMATION, ATSUSHI WADA, 3 MIN Once upon a time, there was a family selling donkeys. One day, the son said, “It is a waste of time if we don’t ride the donkeys.” AIR-MAIL SWITZERLAND/FRANCE, ANIMATION, ISABELLE FAVEZ, 6 MIN A young woman lives alone with her cunning cat, secretly in love with the boxer next door. Thanks to her cat’s adventures, she gets closer to contact with her crush. CHANGEOVER IRAN, ANIMATION, MEHDI ALIBEYGI, 1.5 MIN A young bird engages in a surprising courtship...on a badminton court. ACCIDENTS, BLUNDERS, AND CALAMITIES NEW ZEALAND, LIVE ACTION/ANIMATION, JAMES CUNNINGHAM, 5 MIN
A father possum reads his kids the spooky story of the most dangerous animal of all: HUMANS!
30 SLAVES OF THE RAVE UK, ANIMATION, WILLIAM GARRATT, 2.5 MIN
Whether it’s a rock concert, an opera, a jazz performance, or an electronic show, we’re all just slaves to the rave! STEMS UK, DOCUMENTARY, AINSLIE HENDERSON, 2 MIN
2012 Festival Grand Prize winner Ainslie Henderson (I Am Tom Moody) shares his eulogy for the short life span of stop motion animation puppets. LILOU LEBANON/FRANCE, ANIMATION, RAWAN RAHIM, 8 MIN
Lilou, shy and curious, has rare insight into other people’s pasts. When she crosses paths with a strange man, she experiences an unexpected resolution. SATURDAY JULY 30, 2016 – PEARL STUDIO / FULL GOODS BUILDING 10-11AM CHILDREN’S SCREENING RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 7+
LOOT BAG JUNIOR $10 (LIMITED TO 100 SEATS) Through imaginative tales that brim over with laughter, music, and exploration, this international collection of animated short films shines a light on the power of creative problem solving, individuality, and overcoming obstacles. Programmed in association with the TIFF Kids International Film Festival.
Ride the Rio! Best
Come down to the famous River Walk and enjoy an unforgettable 35-minute, historically-narrated tour on Rio San Antonio Cruises!
Open 9 AM Daily
(210) 244-5700 www.riosanantonio.com
Home to eighteen world-class restaurants, fourteen totally unique shops, the best coffee in Texas, cocktails for every season and reason, the weekly Pearl farmers market, the San Antonio Campus of the Culinary Institute of America, and the unique luxury of Hotel Emma. All on the banks of the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River.
Plan your next adventure. VIAinfo.net/VIVA
301 Look for me at VIVA stops.
VIVA culture connects you with museums, parks, theaters, art galleries and the zoo.
VIVA missions takes you to the historic San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site.
VIVA centro travels through the heart of downtown from Centro Plaza to Sunset Station. VIAinfo.net/VIVA
July 25 - 31, 2016