Kirby Warnock's well-received documentary Border Bandits returns to the Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes, the scene of its sold-out November screening. Based on his grandfather's recollections of atrocities committed by Texas Rangers against Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, the film is a compelling addition to scholarship questioning the Rangers' role in Texas' history. See Alejandro Perez' review, "Demythified," from the November 11-17 issue.
Border Bandits screens at 7:10pm Sunday, January 16 at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Admission is $6. For more info, visit www.drafthouse.com.
Cinema for Tsunami Victims
All day Sunday, January 16, Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes will run special screenings to raise funds for the local Salvation Army chapter's aid to communities affected by the South Asian tsunami. All proceeds from the $5.50 admission will be donated. Children's and family-friendly movies will be featured during the 14-hour event.
The Alamo Drafthouse Tsunami Benefit begins at 10am Sunday, January 16. The last screening begins at 10:30pm. The Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes is located at 1255 SW Loop 410. Admission is $5.50. For more information and the movie schedule, call 677-8500, or visit www.drafthouse.com.
In celebration of its Silver Anniversary season, the Guadalupe Theater is hosting a tribute to the Época de Oro, Mexico's golden era of filmmaking, which lasted from roughly the late 1930s to the late 1950s. The historic Guadalupe Theater, built circa 1940, was a venue for Westside San Antonio to experience these films. The CineOro festival will feature free daytime screenings of films and invite senior citizens to share their recollections of the movies and the building in order to preserve the oral history of "the Jewel of the West Side."
CineOro takes place 9am-noon, January 18-21, at the Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe. Admission is free.
Make it a GLBT, no cheese
The Diversity Center is seeking submissions for In the Limelight, their First Annual LBGT International Film Festival, scheduled for the week of Fiesta, April 14-17. Original films and videos "by, about, or of interest to gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, or transgender people" will be accepted from January 15-February 28. All formats, except experimental, and works in progress that meet certain criteria, are eligible. For more information, application forms, and guidelines, visit www.glccsa.org/Main/Filmfestival/ Default.htm.
Silent Film Festival
Tickets go on sale January 16 for the St. George Fine Arts Series Silent Film Festival, which will be held Saturday, February 19 at St. George Episcopal Church. Seating is limited and last year's event drew a full crowd. Live music by the Biograph Players of New York City will accompany Chimp the Fireman, Charlie Chaplin's 1914 The Immigrant, and Grandma's Boy from 1922, starring Harold Lloyd. Admission is $12 advance, $15 at the door. Children 12 and under are $7, and there is a family cap of $35. For tickets or more info, call 342-4261.