FRIDAY, OCT 18

 
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Price Center Ballroom, 222 W. San Antonio St.

9AM - VIP BRUNCH

In VIP Lounge, courtesy Root Cellar Cafe

 
 
 

10AM - TRIPLEX (1 HR; TX/NEW MEXICO) W/ CO-DIRECTOR JIM GILMORE

Sponsored by: Kissing Tree

A documentary about a Texas woman obsessed with a beautiful little girl, & determined to have one just like her, sets out on a journey to find the girl’s father. A series of bizarre turns leads the woman down a path of deception, rape & triplet boys.

 
 
 
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LUNCHBREAK (12 MIN; CALI)

Eager to take a break from her busy day, Mel is pushed to her limits by her boss’s sexist demands & his precocious six-year-old son.

 
 
 
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THE MISMANAGEMENT OF MEDWIN MONROE (13 MIN; CALI)

A Machiavellian middle-manager toys with his employees in this send-up of Corporate America.

 
 
 

12:30 PM - ROBBERY OF THE HEART (1 HR 6 MIN; GERMANY) W/ DIRECTOR MICAH BRANDT

Sponsored by: Kissing Tree

On the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, Harry, a former exile, returns to his childhood town of Wetter, Germany with family in tow to reconcile past memories. However, unsettling anti-Semitic acts reiterate that not all problems of Harry’s past are finished, yet human unity holds strong.

Watch trailer here.

 
 
 

ON THE BORDER (7 MIN; MEXICO)

Surrounded by constant news of violence, catastrophes & organized crime, a hermited apartment dweller teeters between a sense of goodwill & fear through her peephole perspective of her neighbors’ lives.

Watch trailer here.

 
 

1:30 PM - DOCUMENTARY MASTER CLASS w/ Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown has produced several award-winning narrative features & feature documentaries in Europe, Africa & the USA. He is Producer of NOTHING STAYS THE SAME, a recent SXSW award-winner, & also NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY on outspoken 1970s baseball player Dock Ellis, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2014 & was released theatrically in 40 cities & on Netflix, Showtime & ESPN.


 
 
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3PM - NOTHING STAYS THE SAME (1HR 10 MIN) W/ DIRECTOR JEFF SANDMANN & PRODUCERs JEFFREY BROWN + LISA KAY PFANNENSTIEL

Sponsored by: Diana Baker, Jean & Jim Baggett as well as Cathy Dillon

Celebrating the last 30 years of live music in Austin, Texas, while also examining the challenges faced by musicians & music venues in one of the fastest-growing & most popular cities in the country -- all through the lens of the legendary Saxon Pub.

This film won the 2019 SXSW Audience Award.

Watch trailer here.

 
 
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5:30PM - JACKRABBIT 29 (1 HR 29 MIN; TX) W/ DIRECTOR KYLE KLUBAL

Sponsored by: Planet K

A mysterious couple goes missing in Texas with a hefty reward issued for their return, attracting bounty hunters, hit men & other intense characters in search for the missing pair. An enjoyable ride that has drawn stylistic comparisons to Tarantino.

Watch trailer here.

 
 
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10PM - BUILDING THE AMERICAN DREAM (1 HR 13 MIN, ATX)

Sponsored by: Center for the Study of the Southwest at Texas State University & Mano Amiga
Across Texas, a powerful construction boom drives urban sprawl & luxury high-rises. Its dirty secret: abuse of immigrant labor. BUILDING THE AMERICAN DREAM captures a turning point as a movement forms to fight widespread construction-industry injustices. Grieving their son, a Mexican family campaigns for a life-&-death safety ordinance. A Salvadoran electrician owed thousands in backpay fights for their children’s future. A bereaved son battles to protect others from his family's preventable tragedy. A story of courage, resilience & community, the film reveals shocking truths about the hardworking immigrants who build the American Dream, of which they are excluded.

Watch trailer here.

 
 
 

Wonder World Cave 1000 Prospect St, San Marcos, TX 78666 (80 feet underground in a capacious cavern)

3PM - MUSIC IN MOTION BLOC

 
 
 
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THE AVANT-GARDENER (37 MIN, BROOKLYN)

Distinguishing itself through innovative format & sheer emotion, this "film track" to Lindsay Katt's new record "The Avant-Gardener" tackles new ground in visual storytelling via film experimentation. Captured thru ten, differently styled, interlocking musical vignettes, a young Artist confronts the trials of self-discovery, connection, purpose & complexity of the human spirit.

Watch trailer here.

 
 
 

THE JEFFERS LIVE! (35 MIN, SAN MARCOS/NYC)

Mere days before the historic presidential election of Donald J. Trump, The Jeffers provide a sonic to primer to a new epoch via monotonous rhythms, the Futurist Manifesto & a Stooges cover. Xtian C. Cather's THE JEFFERS LIVE! documents their 2016 Hell Ride show in the home of San Marcos vintage king David Marrs.

Watch trailer here.

5PM - BE BRAVE IN THE CAVE BLOC

Sponsored by: Planet K

 
 
 

BENEATH (1HR 23 MIN) W/ DIRECTOR JJ PEREZ

Many filmmakers, like legend Robert Rodriguez, have tried to gain access to Inner Space Caverns, but BENEATH remains the first & only -- a DIY thriller made entirely by Inner Space employees who secured special permission from the boss. When a group of cavern tour guides hears an old tale of a sacrificial cult performing rituals in the cave, they sneak down into the restricted areas to find out more.

 
 

CARNAGE RADIO (23 MIN; BIG SPRING, TX) W/ WRITER/DIRECTOR JAMES FITE, ACTOR/PRODUCER BRANDON J. JOHNSON & CINEMATOGRAPHER ZACH CAMPBELL

A late-night radio show DJ in a small West Texas town receives a call on the air one night from an unfamiliar voice who leads him through a mysterious mind game. 

Watch trailer here.

 
 
 

6:30PM - VIP SUNSET HAPPY HOUR IN THE WONDER WORLD OBSERVATION TOWER

Food & drinks perched in a panoramic overlook of our precious town, on a vintage platform 80 feet in the air, courtesy Mermaid Society & Sean Patrick’s Irish Pub & Texas Grub


Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins St., downtown

8:30PM - Film Strip: "Six Degrees to Tarantino: A Burlesque Film Revue"! 

A night of burlesque, sideshow & comedy in tribute to, & influenced by, the films of Quentin Tarantino. Characters & music inspired by films written, directed or produced by Tarantino will grace the stage to showcase his style of violent absurdism through strip tease & human oddities. 

Special seating for VIPs!


The Taproom, 129 E. Hopkins St., downtown

9:30PM - VIP PUB GRUB & DRINKS