Friday, November 3rd

All events are $10 -- or $5 for locals & students with an ID or bill showing 78666 -- unless otherwise noted

Splash Coworking

326 N. LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX

9-11am VIP & Filmmaker Brunch

Price Center & Tea Room

222 W San Antonio St, San Marcos, TX 78666

10am - BRICK MADNESS - FN, 1hr 50 min - US



PALE MIRRORS - NS, 15 min - Iran

THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE - NS, 24 min - Iran



BLOWS WITH THE WIND - NS, animated, 6 min - Iran

Dahlia Woods Gallery

232 N. LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

1pm - "Documentary Filmmaking" workshop, by Jeffrey Brown, producer of NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY & EVERY NIGHT'S A SATURDAY NIGHT

3pm - "The Business of Film: Development, Pre-Production & Production" workshop by Tom Copeland, former head of the Texas Film Commission, & Betty Buckley, Emmy- & Peabody-award-winning producer

Texas State Performing Arts Center - Recital Hall

405 Moon St, San Marcos, TX 78666

Parking available in Edward Gary Parking Garage


2:45 pm - Special Screening: Every Night's A Saturday Night

w/ Director Jeff Stacy and Producer Jeffrey Brown in attendance

The Life & Times of Bobby Keys ... decades-long Sax player with The Rolling Stones, best friend to Keith Richards, and session player with John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Delaney & Bonnie, George Harrison, Dr. John, Joe Cocker, Harry Nilsson, Ian McLagan, Keith Moon, Etta James, Ronnie Wood, Sheryl Crow, Ringo Starr, Joe Ely, Warren Zevon, Billy Preston, Donovan, Marvin Gaye, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand, John Hiatt, Yoko Ono and B.B. King.

5:00 pm - Special Screening: No No: A Dockumentary

w/ Producer Jeffrey Brown in attendance

NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY recounts the experiences of major-league pitcher Dock Ellis -- best known for throwing a no-hitter while hallucinating on LSD, but also a flashy figure in pop culture & Black empowerment. Self-dubbed the "Mohammad Ali of Baseball," Ellis defied white supremacist threats throughout the tumultuous 60s & 70s. After a struggle with drug dependency, he devoted the latter part of his life to assisting those who grapple with addiction. Nominated for Grand Jury Prize at 2014 Sundance Film Festival.


7:30 pm - Special Screening: Requiem For A Running Back

Director Rebecca Carpenter finds herself at ground zero of an unfolding public health controversy after finding out that her father, Lewis Carpenter, (a running back for Vince Lombardi's NFL Champion Green Bay Packers) is the 18th NFL player to be diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) postmortem. In this documentary, Rebecca embarks on a three-year odyssey across America to explore the far-reaching implications of this “new” disease in football players.

Followed by solution-oriented panel w/ film participants & brain-injury-awareness advocates Sarah Naylor, a San Marcos resident: Chris Borland, former San Francisco 49ers linebacker: & Omar Baca, San Marcos Youth Football Coach. Moderated by the film's Director, Rebecca Carpenter.

Wonder World Cave & Park

1000 Prospect St., San Marcos, TX 78666

6pm - 7pm VIP Happy Hour in Anti-Gravity Room

7:00 pm - Special Screening: When We Burn Out

Work-in-progress viewing w/ filmmaker Vanessa Pla, in attendance for Q&A

Filmed in Wonder World, the San Marcos roadside attraction frozen in the eighties, this 2017 surrealist stoner comedy follows a tight-knit ensemble of slacker youths. After the park’s owner Buddy perishes in a tragic accident, his son Mike — a recent college grad swamped with a slew of unsavory habits, not limited to sleeping past three every “morning" — handles the patriarch’s death poorly, spiraling down a path of destruction… Will he bring the park down with him or can his strange crew of buddies band together to spare the magicial theme park an otherwise imminent doom?


Cheatham Street Warehouse

119 Cheatham St, San Marcos, TX 78666

9pm - WHEN WE BURN OUT Afterparty: Music by Attic Ted, Kay Odyssey & Moebius


Price Center & Tea Room

222 W San Antonio St, San Marcos, TX 78666

10:00 pm - Special Screening: Pirahna (1978)

Introduced by Tom Copeland, production assistant on film

Two people (Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies) unwittingly free a mad military scientist's (Kevin McCarthy) mutant fish near a summer camp and resort lake. The namesake of our film fest. The event will include a special screening at the Price Center, preceded by a garden party emcee'd by, San Marcos local Dj, Chief and the Doomsday Device.