Legendary film school Texas State (most famously led to cinematic gridiron glory by Kathy Ireland, Sinbad, and Quantum Leap’s Scott Bakula in 1991’s Necessary Roughness) will host the Tournées International Film Festivaland symposium beginning … ahem, well, last Monday (March 23) if you have to get all technical about it. The festival, specializing in French-,
Spanish-, and German-language films, continues through April 9, however, so you’ve still got the chance to see how filmmakers from countries not governed via focus-group testing and shareholder meetings handled this year’s theme, Civic Responsibility and the Legacy of LBJ. (Hint: movies about placekicking swimsuit modelswill be scarce). It’s all free and open to the public, so check out the full schedule at modlang.txstate.edu. Let’s go, Fightin’ Armadillos!
Closer to home, the McNay Art Museum (mcnayart.org) will screen Spanish-language film Lake Tahoe as part of its ongoing Get Reel film series, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26. Admission is free for McNay members, $5 for everybody else. And if you get tired of reading all those subtitles, Slab Cinema (slabcinema.com) will host a free showing of 1945 noir classic Detour at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, La Tuna (100 Probandt).