King of Bluegrass
Dir. George Goehl (2004)
Dir. George Goehl (2005)
Straight 6 Films presents King of Bluegrass, a documentary about Jimmy Martin, bluegrass' rebel child, and his lifelong quest to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry cast `see "Pickin' and fightin'," July 7-13, 2005`. A 20-minute documentary about the legendary Chicago-based honky-tonk band The Sundowners will also screen. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the Blue Star Brewing Co., 1414 S. Alamo. Admission is $2. For more info, call 212-5506, or visit straightsixfilms.com.
Wanted: CAM Film Slam Entries
The National Association of Latino Independent Producers - San Antonio is accepting submissions for a curated film slam July 23 at the Apollo Playhouse. Filmmakers may submit short, experimental works 10 minutes or fewer in length. A panel of local filmmakers will select 15 films to be screened at the slam. Submissions must be mailed or dropped off at the NALIP-SA offices, 1216 West Ave., Suite 3, 78201, no later than July 15. No entry fee. For more info, call 694-4677 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cinema Tuesdays with Texas Public Radio
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Dir. Paul Justman (2002)
For almost a decade, the Detroit-based Funk Brothers were the mostly unheralded beat and soul of Motown. Director Paul Justman worked even longer to reunite the musicians and bring their music and story to the screen. The film screens at 7:30 pm, Tuesday, July 19, at the Bijou at Crossroads Theatre. Tickets are $10 TPR members / $12 nonmembers, available at tpr.org or 1-800-622-8777 during business hours.
Manhattan Short Film Festival Showcase
One week ahead of the 2005 Manhattan Short Film Festival in New York, Urban-15 is screening the winners of the 2003 and 2004 events, curated by MSFF Director Ken Mason. The screenings include films by the 12 finalists selected each year from more than 600 international entries. Showtimes at 8 and 10 p.m. July 15 and 16, Urban-15, 2500 South Presa. Admission is $7.50 adults, $5 students. Group rates available. For more info, call 736-1500.
Movies at the Instituto
La rebelión de los colgados
Dir. Alfredo B. Crevenna, Emilio Fernández (1954)
This rousing tale of campesinos rising up against their oppressive overseers deep in the Mexican jungle is lauded for its innovative cinematography. The film screens at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at the Instituto de México, 600 Hemisfair. $2 suggested donation.
Movies on the Slab
Dir. Francis Ford Coppola (1963)
Think The Fall of the House of Usher meets Black Widow and the Troubles for this early Coppola flick, set in Ireland, which the famous director also penned. The film screens at dusk Thursday, July 14, at the Slab at Probandt and Cevallos, across from La Tuna Icehouse. Admission is free. For more info, visit saevents.org/movies/index.htm.