Bluegrass at Blue Star
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 21, at the Blue Star Brewing Co., 1414 S. Alamo. Admission is $2. For more info, call 212-5506, or visit straightsixfilms.com.
CAM Film Slam
The National Association of Latino Independent Producers San Antonio presents 15 curated experimental short films. Randomly selected judges will award best-film prizes during the slam. A reception featuring live music by SWIRL follows. Sponsored by the San Antonio Film Commission. 8-11 p.m. Saturday, July 23, the Apollo Playhouse, 1216 West Avenue. For more info, call 694-4677 or e-mail email@example.com.
Cinema Tuesdays with Texas Public Radio
Dir. Victor Heerman (1930)
A Marx Brothers classic (This morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas ) in which the intrepid quartet make funny-bone hash of a mansion-full of guests while searching for a missing painting. The Warner Bros. animated film Feed the Kitty will be shown before Animal Crackers. The films screen at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, 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.
Best of MicroCinema by Independent Exposure
The Best of the MicroCinema Film Festival returns to CAM for a third run with more than 20 short films and videos culled from the collections of Patrick Kwiatkowski and Joel Bacher, aka Independent Exposure. Showtimes at 8 and 10 p.m. July 22 and 23, Urban-15, 2500 S. Presa. Admission is $7.50 adults, $5 students. Group rates available. For more info, call 736-1500.
Movies on the Slab
The Savage Planet
Dir. René Laloux (1973)
Humans are kept like pets by a race of giant aliens until one escapes and leads a revolt in this animated French-Czechoslovakian cult favorite. The Savage Planet screens at dusk Thursday, July 21, at the Slab at Probandt and Cevallos, across from La Tuna Icehouse. Admission is free. For more info, visit saevents.org/movies/index.htm.
Movies at the Instituto
Dir. Roberto Gavaldón (1950)
Dolores del Rio stars as the eponymous heroine in this tale of a woman who accidentally falls in love with her sisters fiancé. The film screens at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the Instituto de México, 600 Hemisfair. $2 suggested donation.
Movies for the Visually Impaired
War of the Worlds
Dir. Steven Spielberg (2005)
Fledgling organization ACCESS San Antonio will present an audio-described screening of Spielbergs adaptation of the H.G. Wells classic, starring Tom Cruise. Regular movie admission prices apply. Audio description will take place during the screening closest to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Santikos Northwest 14 theater. For more info, contact Beto Escobar at 393-3524.