Stolen Education explores the history of school segregation in Discroll, Texas in the 1950s, where Mexican-American students were forced to take the first grade three times – at a beginning level, at low level, and a high level. The students were relegated to do this solely on the basis of their race, rather than academic performance. Because of this discrimination, the Mexican-American students who graduated from high school were years older than their fellow Anglo classmates.
We've done Michael Jackson tribute nights. We've celebrated Justin Timberlake. We brought in some pop princess love with our Britney Spears parties. But now, at long last, we're celebrating the reigning queen: Beyoncé! Why? Because she is the most perfect person on the planet.
Our Action Pack DJs will be putting together collections of ALL of the best, with hits from the latest super unexpected visual album release all the way back to early Destiny's Child. We'll have rings you can put on it for Single Ladies, and more fun surprises throughout the event. And you won't even have to jump off a building to get to the show!
In 2012 San Antonio named Carmen Tafolla its inaugural poet laureate. To celebrate her original works, the Department for Culture and Creative Development (DCCD) with Three Chord Media has produced a series of seven short films based on Tafolla's poems. Join us for a celebration of poetry, film and creative expression at the Poet Laureate Short Film Project Screening. Reception will immediately follow the screening.
Writer/director Joss Whedon gives William Shakespeare's beloved battle-of-the-sexes comedy a contemporary makeover in this feature adaptation starring Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof. In the wake of an eventful trip abroad, Claudio (Fran Kranz) and Benedick (Denisof) arrive safely back in their hometown of Messina, where Claudio wastes no time declaring his love for Hero (Jillian Morgese). Alas, when clever Benedick learns that his friend has poured his heart out to the daughter of powerful governor Leonato (Clark Gregg), he chides his old friend relentlessly over the syrupy assertion while engaging Leonato's outspoken niece Beatrice (Acker) in a series of spirited debates. Meanwhile, somewhere amidst all of the pointed insults and playful barbs, something that strangely resembles true love seems to blossom between Benedick and Beatrice.
The heroes of TIGER & BUNNY are back in an all-new feature-length film!
Picking up after the events of the Maverick incident, Kotetsu T. Kaburagi, a.k.a. Wild Tiger, and Barnaby Brooks Jr. resume their careers as heroes fighting crime in HERO TV’s Second League. Their partnership comes to a sudden end when Apollon Media’s new owner Mark Schneider fires Kotetsu and moves Barnaby back into the First League, pairing him up with Golden Ryan, a new hero with awesome powers and a huge ego to match.
When the heroes are sent to investigate a string of strange incidents tied closely to the city’s Goddess Legend, they discover three super powered NEXTs plotting to bring terror and destruction to Stern Bild. With the lives of millions hanging in the balance, Barnaby and Golden Ryan must overcome their differences to contain the approaching doom, while a jobless Kotetsu’s resolve as a hero is put to the test as he struggles to help his fellow heroes from the sidelines.
You've done it in the library. You've done it in the dining room. You've even done it with a candlestick in the kitchen.
That's right, at one time or another, we’ve all killed Mr. Body. And for this month's quote-along, we're celebrating our murderous ways with CLUE, the hilarious film adaptation of the board game.
We've subtitled all of your favorite lines, so you can quip along with Wadsworth (Tim Curry), scream along with Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), and feel the flames on the side of your face with Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn). We won't be handing out ropes or lead pipes, but we will be giving you props (including CLUE cards, of course) to intensify your evening at Mr. Body's manor.
Quote-alongs are always interactive, but this show takes audience participation to a whole new level. (Although you won’t have to move any dead bodies... or will you?!)
Whether you've seen this movie a thousand times or never before, it's no mystery that you'll have a ridiculously fun night. And remember, Communism was just a red herring. (Sarah Pitre)
Possibly the biggest cult hit ever (or at least of the last decade) - THE BOONDOCK SAINTS was filmed in 1999 and completed in 2000. Blacklisted from theatres due to a backlash against violent films after the Columbine Incident, the film never received a proper theatrical release. Instead the film found its fan base on video and DVD spawning an international sensation that has continued with little or no media support. Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus star as two Irish brothers that accidentally kill a handful of mafia thugs. After turning themselves in, they were released as heroes. Seeing this as a calling by God, the two start knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays a detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he comes to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing. Join us this month for a rare theatrical screening of the original THE BOONDOCK SAINTS!
Possibly the biggest cult hit ever (or at least of the last decade) - THE BOONDOCK SAINTS was filmed in 1999 and completed in 2000. Blacklisted from theatres due to a backlash against violent films after the Columbine Incident, the film never received a proper theatrical release. Instead the film found its fan base on video and DVD spawning an international sensation that has continued with little or no media support.
Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus star as two Irish brothers that accidentally kill a handful of mafia thugs. After turning themselves in, they were released as heroes. Seeing this as a calling by God, the two start knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays a detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he comes to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing.
Join us this month for a rare theatrical screening of the original THE BOONDOCK SAINTS!
Captured live from Elton’s residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the epic concert experience features all of Elton’s greatest hits throughout his legendary career including “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Your Song” and more. In addition to the concert performance, cinema audiences will be treated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of Elton’s celebrated 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.
The Alamo Sierra Club presenta a free screening of this 2011 documentary on the complex issue of dissappearing and dying bees from Colony Collapse Disorder. Bees pollinate plants, thus providing a valuable service. Learn more about the possible causes of the disappearing bees and the solutions. Are we doing the best we can to protect the bees so that they can continue to pollinate plants? This documentary has won numerous awards.
This 2011 film dissects the complex issue of dissappearing and dying bees from colony collapse disorder.
The Alamo Drafthouse originally opened its doors to anime in 2000 with the screening of Samurai X in Austin. Since then, Anime at the Alamo became a permanent staple at the West Oaks in Houston and Westlakes in San Antonio every week under sponsorship of ADV Films and the guidance of Rommel Salandanan of activeAnime.com. In 2008, Anime at the Alamo welcomed FUNimation Entertainment as a new sponsor of the event.
Anime at the Alamo continues to get stronger each year as fans keeps clamoring for new anime titles every week! Oh, don’t forget about the giveaway at the end of each screening! Where else can you watch anime with your friends and families with good food, drinks, and a chance to win door prizes? That’s right, only at the Alamo Drafthouse!
Join us for a film by Nathan Sutton. While dealing with his father's schizophrenia, and the very real possibility of it being passed down, Charlie meets the woman of his dreams. Awards include Best Actress at Madrid International Film Festival, Best Cinematography at the Bootleg Film Festival in Scotland and Emerging Filmmaker award at the Hollywood Film Festival. Following the screening, there will be a Q & A with Nathan Sutton and Elisha Sutton.
Esperanza celebrates Women's History Month with a special three-day CineMujer Film Series devoted to the lives and work of radical women. On the first day screenings include: Anne Braden: Southern Patriot (by Anne Lewis) and Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America (by Rodrigo Vila). On March 22nd screenings include: American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (by Grace Lee) and Audre Lorde- The Berlin Years 1984-1992 (by Dagmar Shultz). On March 23rd screenings include: Antonia Pantoja: Presente! (by Lilian Jimenez) and Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (by Shola Lynch).
Bring the entire family and enjoy a free outdoor movie screening with Councilman Cris Medina. Or, pack your picnic, bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Bring your family to see a double feature of Prokofiev''s Peter and the Wolf and Fantastic Mr. Fox!
Enjoy free, open air cinema in the beautiful surroundings of the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Light concessions, beer and wine available.
Join host and Executive Director of Focus on the Family™, Tim Sisarich as he meets with experts from around the globe to define the concept of family and determine if family is still meaningful in modern society. On the journey he hopes to discover why all humans have a yearning to be part of a family and looks at the forces that can contribute to its breakdown. Additionally, this compelling documentary will include a panel discussion who will investigate the implications family has for all of humanity.
The URBAN-15 Group announces a Call for Entries for the 2014 Josiah Media Festival. All submitting filmmakers should be born on or after June 1, 1992 or must have been 21 or younger when the film was made. The Submission Deadline is June 1, 2014. Films should be no longer than 20 minutes total. Categories include: Narrative, Documentary, Animation and Experimental. Entries must be mailed to: Josiah Media Festival (use URBAN-15 address) Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the URBAN-15 website, www.urban15.org.
After six years of outdoor movies in HemisFair Park, the Movies by Moonlight summer outdoor film series is moving down the street, to Travis Park.
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Over the course of three LPs, the Brooklyn-based indie-pop outfit Miniature Tigers has experimented with myriad sub-genres, effectively defying reviews peppered with descriptors like “catchy, disco-on-the-cheap,” “bedroom-psych-pop” and “tropical, Caucasian doo wop.” Regardless of stylistic shifts, the band—formed in MySpace-era Arizona by falsetto-inclined vocalist Charlie Brand and keyboardist/drummer Rick Schaier—maintains a playful sense of humor that reached new heights with 2012’s Mia Pharoah, a danceable romp driven by tracks (namely “Sex on the Regular” and “Female Doctor”) Rolling Stone summed up as “horndog electro-disco fantasies.” En route to play a string of shows at SXSW, the notoriously amusing quartet plays 502 in support of the forthcoming Cruel Runnings, which features songs about swimming pools and “lovers meeting at discotheques.”
Parisian Kraut-surf outfit La Femme is … actually before we say anything else about the band, let’s just acknowledge the ridiculousness of the words we’ve already typed. French pop that’s equal parts Dick Dale and Kraftwerk (or, more accurately, something kind of like that, but not really) is a thing that exists, thanks to La Femme, and now we have to figure out how to write about it. Imagine the B-52s swapped their Pink Flamingos trailer-park chic for Breathless detached cool (or occasionally that fuzzy-wuzzy French teacher Muzzy rapping over an old James Bond theme). If you think that description sucks, keep in mind that the title of last year’s full-length party-starter, Psycho Tropical Berlin, is probably no closer to actually telling you what the hell’s going on. Just go hear it for yourselves. With Portland-based dream-pop outfit Wild Ones, brooding Los Angeles duo In the Valley Below, Canadian indie-rockers July Talk and many more.
Likened to Patsy Cline by producer Gordon Raphael, 17-year-old, Texas-based French singer-songwriter Victoria Celestine celebrates the release of her new CD Back Home in San Antone with a concert featuring Juanito Castillo and an after-party with Zydeco Blanco.
In addition to its 20th anniversary, Southtown’s own SAY Sí has a lot to celebrate. Launched in 1994 under the King William Neighborhood Association’s umbrella, the nonprofit has evolved from a modest operation serving 12 students to a full-time “creative youth development organization” with an enrollment of 200, community outreach benefiting upwards of 3,000 and a new game design program in the works. Not surprisingly, SAY Sí’s signature fundraiser Small Scale Works for a Larger Cause has followed this growth curve, expanding from an auction with 26 participants to a full-blown affair gathering works by 200-plus local, regional and national artists. While the main event doesn’t take place until March 21, avid collectors can jump the gun with the “buy it now” option at Thursday’s private preview and awards ceremony or First Friday’s free reception. Promising “a spectrum of one-of-a-kind art pieces ranging from abstract sculptures to hyper-realistic portraits and photography,” this year’s Small Scale features contributions from Diana Kersey, Hannah Dreiss, Kent Rush, Vikki Fields, Susan Budge, Steven Daluz and Nemo, to name but a few.
Cleveland-based metallic metalheads Ringworm play the Korova in support of their Relapse Records debut Hammer of the Witch.
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