International cinema at Price Center by day. Followed by Opening Night film at century-old Devil’s Backbone Tavern in the hill-country outskirts of San Marcos: a screening of the locally shot, campy 1970s horror flick RACE WITH THE DEVIL, starring Peter Fonda, with bluegrass performance by Rock Bottom String Band afterward.

VIP Happy Hour at 6PM in the stone-built dancehall.


FRI, OCT 18:


Diverse indie films by day at Price Center, Wonder World Cave host underground cinema literally undergroundin their cavern, with VIP Happy Hour in Observation Tower at sunset, courtesy Mermaid Society & Sean Patrick’s.

Quentin Tarantino-themed burlesque by Dark Matter Productions at Stonewall Warehouse that evening. Also, VIP Brunch courtesy Root Cellar Cafe & VIP lunch from Brooklyn Pie Company.




Price Center hosts ticketed screenings, with free films at San Marcos Public Library, including BIRTH OF BIG AIR, featuring BMX legend Mat Hoffman, who will perform tricks in adjacent skatepark as part of WHEELZ & REELZ & read excerpts of The Ride of My Life in the library at 3PM. Artists Tim Kerr, Flaco, Alberto Kroeger, Rene Perez, Stephen Sample on hand; demos by Unicycle Football League & the San Marcos River Rollers, our derby team. Music by Splithoof. Other BMX riders include Tony Cardona, R-Dog, EZ, CL Romero & skater Sam Bethke. VIP brunch courtesy Dos Gatos Kolache Bakery & VIP dinner courtesy Gil’s Broiler.

At Sacred Springs Powwow, a 1PM screening of WARRIOR WOMEN, chronicling resistance by women in the American Indian Movement with editor Julianna Brannum in attendance.

That evening, new immigration-themed short films in the Patti Strickel Harris Theatre at Texas State University campus followed by Sundance-Award-winner THE INFILTRATORS about activists who snuck into a Florida detention center to organize those locked inside


SUN, OCT 20:


VIP Breakfast in historic courthouse courtesy Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra.

Lone Star Shorts Showcase throughout the day, as well as Closing Night Film, SEADRIFT, with director Tim Tsai in attendance as well as several Seadrift residents, whose coastal community — at the other end of the San Marcos River — fell victim to deadly KKK organizing in the 1970s against the arrival of Vietnamese refugees.

VIP Wrap Party follows, courtesy Zelick’s & Pie Society.