Hispanic Heritage Month Chicano Film Festival
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, UNAM-San Antonio, UTSA, and the Museo Guadalupe Aztlán present nine films that explore the history, politics, and culture of U.S. Latinos. A reception and introductory remarks begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, followed by Chicano: The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement (Part I): Taking Back the Schools, the short fiction films The American Girl and Flamingo Pants, and Songs of the Homeland, a Tejano music documentary. The same formula is repeated Wednesday, October 5, with the documentaries Accordion Dreams, Aponohaya (The River of the Dead), and Soldados: Chicanos in Vietnam, the experimental film Through the Water by acclaimed poet Tonantzin Canastaro-García, and the short film White Like the Moon, set in 1950s San Antonio. Tuesday's events take place in the Buena Vista Assembly Room on UTSA's downtown campus; Wednesday's will be held at UNAM-San Antonio in HemisFair Plaza. Admission is free. For more info, call 222-8626.
Women Offenders on Film
The University of Texas-San Antonio College of Public Policy and KLRN are hosting a screening of films that address the challenges women prisoners face upon reentering society at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29, in the Frio Building's Sam Riklin Auditorium on the UTSA downtown campus. A panel discussion with community leaders will follow Prison Lullabies and The Center for Young Women's Development. Coffee, punch, and light refreshments will be served at the free event. For more info, contact Lisa McGrath at 270-9000, Ext. 2254.
Seguin Film & Arts Festival
The first annual Seguin Film & Arts Festival enters the indie-movie-festival fray with a slew of locally relevant films and old Texas favorites (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, natch, whose art director hailed from Seguin), September 30-October 2 in downtown Seguin, a quick 30-minute drive from San Antonio on IH-10 East. Featured films include Antichrist, starring the Whore of Babylon, The Fantastic Escape, a winner of Austin's 48-Hour Film Project, and a trio of films by Seguin natives. For more info and a complete schedule, visit seguinfestival.org.
Movies on the slab
Dir. Roger Corman (1956)
A hired gun falls in love with the new sheriff - a feisty dame filling in for her murdered husband - who he's been hired to kill by the town's bad girl. 9 p.m. Thursday, September 22, at the Slab at Probandt and Cevallos, across from La Tuna Icehouse. Admission is free. Info: saevents.org/movies/index.htm