SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

FILMS WITH (***) INDICATE IMMIGRATION NARRATIVE


10am-Noon at The Price Center

RIDING WILD: A SO-CALLED DOCUMENTARY (1hr 20min), preceded by LOCKED OUTSIDE (Paris, 7 min), presented by Planet K

Screen Shot 2018-10-10 at 1.03.37 PM.png

RIDING WILD: A SO-CALLED DOCUMENTARY

This documentary follows one man’s quest to lead a tribe of BMXers to bushwhack a secret bike trail through a patch of forgotten woods in Baltimore City to escape the violence outside their doorsteps. Dink, the documentary’s main subject, is a graffiti artist and raconteur who has literally created a community on wheels.

LOCKED OUTSIDE: Two female skateboarders look for freedom and escape from the trappings of their Parisian life.



11am-12pm Documentary FILM-MAKING Workshop with Jeffrey Brown at the price center


12pm-1pm The business of film-making workshop with Tom copeland (former director of texas film commission) & Betty buckley (peabody- & emmy-winning film-maker) at the price center


12pm-2pm at The Price Center

GRANDMA'S HOUSE (CA, 1hr 10min); preceded by CHAMP (Brooklyn, 13min); IN A FREE SOUND FIELD (NY, 11min), followed by Q & A with director Bonnie Kathleen Ryan & actress Kathy Rose Center

GRANDMA’S HOUSE: When Julie Grayson arrives in Austin to start grad school and a new life, she’s shocked to discover that her student housing has fallen through. Desperate for a place to live, she rents a room in a southern gothic home with a sweet but eccentric, elderly widow who likes to be called, ‘Grandma.’ At first, Julie reads the woman’s over-attentiveness and old-fashioned rules as symptoms of the generation gap. But when Grandma’s behavior becomes increasingly unhinged, Julie finds herself at the mercy of a landlady with a dark and dangerous plan for her!

CHAMP: Lately, Alice hasn’t been doing well. After nearly a year without any contact with her father, he unexpectedly shows up at Alice’s high school, hoping she will be willing to advocate for him to rejoin their biracial family. Alice must play the adult and is forced to confront her father, and herself, with the fact that things have changed and he is no longer welcome back.

IN A FREE SOUND FEILD: In a home filled with rare art objects from around the world, a disjunctured set of tales unravel about the travels of collector Don Boros. Dislocating fact from fiction and time from place, the tales are intermixed with the notable text “Sensations of Tone” by Helmholtz, the 19th century physicist. This work exists as a single channel and interactive version. The interactive version utilizes the audience’s iPhones to provide for a different sonic and visual experience that engages the viewer and incorporates the space of the theater.



12pm-2pm Free Wheels N’ Reelz presented by Planet K at the price center

wheels'n'reelz18'plntk.png

2pm-4:30pm at the price center

JOE KID ON A STING-RAY (2hr 15 min), presented by Empire BMX

joe.kid.jpg

JOE KID ON

STING-RAY

This documentary is the first film to take a serious look at the history and evolution of BMX bicycle riding. Stompin' Stu is a true story about perhaps the most dominant BMX racer in history, Stu Thomsen. From his battles off the track to his battles on the track, Stompin' Stu is most importantly a film about being inspired.


4pm-6pm VIP & Filmmaker dinner at Gil’s Broiler

328 N LBJ Dr, San Marcos TX 78666

Complimentary food and drink to our VIP & Filmmaker guests from Gil’s Broiler, the oldest restaurant in San Marcos


6pm-7:30pm at Texas State performing arts center

405 Moon Street, San Marcos, TX 78666 — Free street parking on campus, free admission for students

DACA BLOC: ***DREAM WITH ME (Lubbock, 1hr 4min), preceded by ***WHAT HAPPENS TO A DREAM DEFERRED (MI, 12 min), followed by Q & A with film-makers Jonathan Seaborn (DREAM WITH ME) & Scott Boehm (WHTADD), presented by SCOPE, Latinas Unidas, JOLT, and Mano Amiga

***DREAM WITH ME: Saba is one of the more than 800,000 “Dreamers” who took advantage of the DACA program in 2012. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama era program, provided some temporary protections to undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children. In 2017, the Trump administration made the decision to rescind DACA. With her immigration status once again in limbo, Saba must now face a new set of challenges.

***WHAT HAPPENS TO A DREAM DEFERRED: A short film about two DREAMers who are graduate students at Michigan State University, "What Happens to a Dream Deferred" is an intimate portrait of a day in the life of José Adrián Badillo Carlos and Osvaldo Sandoval after the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.


7:45pm-10pm at Texas State Performing arts center

405 Moon Street, San Marcos, TX 78666 — Free street parking on campus, free admission for students

For its Hays County debut… SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (1hr 51min), preceded by ***EL AGUACATE (CA, 11min), presented by Pan-African Action Committee

sorrytobotheryou.jpg

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed.

***EL AGUACATE: After several unsuccessful attempts, Raul finally gets the courage to ask his co-worker, Rosa, out on a date. To his surprise, she says yes, but when the anticipated day arrives, Raul is met with an unforeseen event that changes his life forever.


10pm - “Film Strip: a burlesque film revue” — Free at Stonewall Warehouse

141 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666

Sponsored by Planet K, presented by Dark Matter Productions & hosted by Atom Von Arndt

Film Strip II.jpg