The San Antonio Chef Cooperative, the Dorćol Distilling Company and Edible San Antonio are throwing a party on March 8 with fabulous food, amazing Dorćol cocktails and great atmosphere in the So Flo Arts district. It's all for the 20th San Antonio Film Festival.
3rd Space: 6 millimeters is the latest venue to open in the Lone Star Art District. We offer an alternative video venue for the San Antonio art community. Our programing is scheduled for every second Saturday of the month at sundown until 10pm and additionally we present a Movie Night event. To be considered for a spot on the programing schedule contact Kim Bishop or Luis Valderas.
Where were you when Willy Wonka first scared the piss out of you and ruined your life? When mankind’s best and purest creation, candy, became a golden ticket to a nightmare world of pure imagination and melted chocolate—the means by which a purple-suited deviant transported a little-person-slave-powered riverboatload of preteens through the video from The Ring and into the seventh circle of steampunk kiddie hell. Children, as punishment for being children, are lured into Rube Goldberg deathtraps and subjected to David Cronenberg body horrors while their “guardians” look on in impotent terror. And our hero’s reward for surviving? Keep your mouth shut, Charlie, and someday all of this will be yours. Welcome to the world, kids. SAMA and Slab Cinema team up to screen the 1971 classic as part of the outdoor Family Flicks series. Pack a picnic.
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.
International Women’s Day (IWD) started in the early 1900s at the International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen at the suggestion of Clara Zetkin. She proposed that women from every country should campaign for their rights annually to help end discrimination. More than 100 women from 17 countries attended the event and agreed with Zetkin. This year marks San Antonio’s 24th annual IWD March, where supporters will celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of all women while continuing to fight against social injustices. This year’s theme is “Nos tienen miedo porque no tenemos miedo (They fear us because we have no fear).” The march concludes with a rally featuring guest speakers, artisans and children’s activities. The march starts at the corner of S St. Mary’s and E Cesar Chavez (former Univision Building) and ends at HemisFair Park.
Do It Together Fest (DIT) is a one-day festival put together by labels from across the region. Showcasing more than 30 emerging bands from New Orleans, Denton, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, DIT is designed to give show-goers the best of what’s next in rock music. Along with the swell visiting bands (All People, Woozy and Caddywhompus, to name a few) the bill features a slew of promising local acts including Búho, Vetter Kids, Bright Like the Sun, Ghost Police and Cryin’ D.T. Buffkin & the Bad Breath. Organizer and Texas is Funny Records founder Scott Andreu told the Current, “DIT is our way of reaching out to the other ‘players’ in our region to start the dialog needed to encourage growth in audience and for people outside the region to take our area of the woods more seriously. We feel you can get much more done doing things together.” Here’s to a day of great music and the spirit of collaboration.
With First Friday and Second Saturday cosmically aligned for Contemporary Art Month, the weekend ahead presents a wealth of opportunities for the art crowd. Pending our collective recovery from the CAM kick-off Party and Blue Star’s trio of openings (see page 25), there’s a slew of happenings to keep on the radar for Saturday. A little pricey but benefiting a worthy cause, the Artist Foundation of San Antonio’s second annual Moveable Art Party wraps visual art, film, theater, music, poetry and aerial performance into a roving celebration with cocktails and a silent auction ($125, 6-11:45 p.m., begins and ends at Blue Star Theatre, 108 Blue Star). The South Flores Arts District rises to the occasion with receptions for the Aesthetic of Waste’s performance-based installation Waste Machine, involving a dirty jukebox in the basement of the Wong Grocery Building (7-11 p.m., 1502 S Flores); an eight-person show at Gallista (6-9 p.m., 1913 S Flores); a collection of surreal, ethereal, rasquache and retrospective “Short Stories” presented by the Spare Parts Mini Art Museum at Lady Base Gallery (7-10 p.m., 1913 S Flores); Clamp Light’s resident artists displaying “projections, lace, ceramics and naughty men” at FL!GHT (7-10 p.m., 1906 S Flores); and Gravelmouth’s selfie-inspired “Shoot Yourself,” featuring camera-ready backdrops created by Louie Chavez, Nik Soupé, Sixto-Juan Zavala and Shek Vega (7:30-11 p.m., 1906 S Flores). Just a hop, skip and a jump away at Epitome Institute, Dr. Chassis Gertrude Gaytan (aka Ann-Michèle Morales) curates “5 for 5: Revisiting the Senses,” an intriguing look at the “potentially wild world of synesthesia” (6-9 p.m., 222 Roosevelt). For details, visit contemporaryartmonth.com.
DMX didn’t end up fighting George Zimmerman, but he’s coming to Backstage Live Saturday, March 8. Everyone’s favorite barking and growling emcee has seen better days. He’s only released two albums in the past 10 years and he has yet to match the fierce passion and skillful descriptiveness of his best work in the late 1990s. Nonetheless, dude’s still got the same skills that made him such a big deal in the first place. So come on out and show some love for what was and what still could be—I’m sure he’ll play “Party Up (Up in Here)” for you.
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.”
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