Filmmakers of San Antonio, retreat while there’s still time. The City’s Cultural Collaborative initiative is funding the 2009 Artist Professional Development Retreat, a weekend-long workshop intended to help you become a self-sustaining creative professional, instead of the pouty drain on society you most likely are. There’s no application fee, and if you’re accepted, the actual retreat is free, too. Applicants must be residents of Bexar County and must have at least five year’s experience working as a professional artist. The deadline is Thursday, April 23. Go to sahearts.com for more info and an application.
On Wednesday, April 15, Slab Cinema (slabcinema.com) will commemorate the 55th anniversary of actor-singer Pedro Infante’s death by screening 1954’s plight-of-immigrants bummer La Vida No Vale Nada (Life Is Worth Nothing) at Main Plaza. The movie, which kicks off Slab’s new monthly CineMundo foreign film series, starts at 7 p.m., following a mariachi band.
If you prefer your free film screenings with a hearty helping of shushing, make plans to be at the downtown branch of the public library (600 Soledad), 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, when they’ll be showing 1989’s Legend of 1900, starring Tim Roth.