Forgiveness, the best revenge
Harvest of Redemption
Dir. Javier Chapa (2005)
Based on a true story told by Mercedes, Texas native Eddie Howell in the eponymous book, Harvest of Redemption tells the story of a young man, who as a child growing up in the Rio Grande Valley, witnessed his father’s brutal murder. A reception at 6 p.m. will precede the 7 p.m. screening. The writer and lead actor will meet with audience members from 9-9:30 p.m. Admission is free. Thursday, November 10, at the UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista Building Theatre, BV 1.326. For more info, call 458-4120.
|Frodo (Elijah Woods) and Sam (Sean Astin) make their way toward Mount Doom in the Return of the King.|
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Dir. Peter Jackson (2001, 2002, 2003)
Hobbit-philes can get their fill of wee folk, trolls, and fairies at the Alamo Drafthouse’s LOTR weekend, November 11-13. Friday night’s look-a-like contest features a $100 prize, and Lordies who complete the entire trilogy will receive an official LOTR Drafthouse T-shirt. Fellowship of the Ring screens Friday, Two Towers Saturday, and Return of the King Sunday. All showtimes are at 10 p.m. $25 for a three-day pass includes T-shirt. Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes, 1255 S.W. Loop 410. For info, visit alamodrafthouse.com/westlakes.
Movies for the Soul
Spiritual Cinema Circle
This month’s Unitarian Universalist film screening will focus on short films that explore destiny and control. The screening, featuring four shorts and a 30-minute documentary, begins at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, November 12, at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church, 7150 IH-10 West. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. For more info, call 344-4695 or visit firstuusanantonio.org/filmfest.htm.