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Wizard World Comic Con graces San Antonio for the first time ever. The traveling pop-culture mega fest brings together comic book artists, WWE wrestlers, celebrities from lists A through D and plenty of rabid, costumed fans. We jumped the line, so to speak, for some one-on-one conversations with a few of Wizard World’s most coveted guests—including cosplayers Ivy Doomkitty, Kit Brockman-Harris, Julia Denham, and Johnny and Andrea Ricketts, actor Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy), comic artist Brett Booth and sci-fi icon/all-around badass William Shatner. Visit sacurrent.com/arts to read the Q&As.
In conjunction with “Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting Reigns,” the McNay screens director Julie Taymor’s live-action/animation hybrid incorporating more than 30 songs by The Beatles. An exhibition tour (1pm) and decadent movie treats (1:30pm) precede the film.
Head on out to the Mission Drive-in theater where you can see screenings that your whole family will enjoy! Just make sure you only bring lawn chair and a blanket. No cars will be allowed on the lawn.
Three child prodogies, now adults, reunite with their estranged father. Wes Anderson's quirky, yet obsessively meticulous aesthetic blends family poignancy, broad intellectual pursuits, and an iconic soundtrack.
Fathom Events is joining The Weinstein Company and Walden Media to give movie fans across the country the unique chance to experience the glamorous red carpet for the Aug. 11 premiere of the highly anticipated new film “The Giver” as though they were invited guests with the cast and crew. In addition to seeing the full film, attendees at "The Giver: World Premiere Red Carpet Event" at 250 select theaters nationwide, will have the opportunity to interact with the film’s stars – Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift and Brenton Thwaites are among those scheduled to appear – as they speak directly to theater audiences from the red carpet.
Hot on the heels of “Rifftrax Live: Sharknado” (in theaters tonight and July 15), Fathom Events, RiffTrax and IGN are excited to announce the Rifftrax crew are back with a never-before-seen take on a ’90s creature feature.
This original, disney animation made its debut back in November, though its immense popularity never keeps it far from the publics eye. Considered one of the highest grossing animated films of all time, Frozen has captured the hearts of not only children, but also adults who can’t deny they’ve belted out “Let it Go,” from time to time. Even if you have no child at home, who will no doubt beg you to go to this free screening, rest assured you will be in the comfort of fans who range from the youngest to the oldest in San Antonio. Don’t miss out on this free screening. You know you need your Frozen fix. This screening is located in the park next to the Alamo Heights Pool (Nature Trailhead Park).
This original, disney animation made its debut back in November, though its immense popularity never keeps it far from the publics eye. Considered one of the highest grossing animated films of all time, Frozen has captured the hearts of not only children, but also adults who can’t deny they’ve belted out “Let it Go,” from time to time. Even if you have no child at home, who will no doubt beg you to go to this free screening, rest assured you will be in the comfort of fans who range from the youngest to the oldest in San Antonio. Don’t miss out on this free screening. You know you need your Frozen fix.
This sweeping rags-to-riches tale follows Sabrina Fairchild, the daughter of a chauffeur. who undergoes a transformation while at culinary school in Paris and returns home to a love triangle involving brothers David and Linus Larrabee.
Reviving Global Lens’ 2004 award winning series, SAMA will screen Ticket to Jerusalem, a hybrid of fiction and documentary from writer/director Rashid Masharawi. Jabir, a character in the film, runs a mobil cinema from his old truck throughout the West Bank while his wife works to bring emergency care to Palestinians. When Jabir is invited by a spirited schoolteacher to make an open-air screening in the city of Jerusalem, he becomes obsessed with the idea of this pilgrimage and begins to investigate the possibilities.
Don't miss out on this sequel of The Amazing Spiderman, where news characters such as Electro and the Goblin are introduced into the action packed storyline!
A scene-for-scene remake of Love Affair, the story of An Affair to Remember tells the story of how two high society individuals engaged to other people, meet and fall in love on an ocean voyage. But, already committed to other people, they agree that if they still have feeling for one another after six months, they will meet at the top of the Empire State Building. On the day that they are set to meet, misfortune keeps one fro making it to the top and the other is left in a derision of disappointed hopes and rejection. But, love always prevails right? Don't miss out on seeing how this classic ends at the Starlight Movies in the Garden!
Translated to mean Snow White, this Spanish film follows the fairy tale of Snow White written by the Brothers Grimm. What makes this story unique from the classic version is its setting and style of filming. Presenting a European silent film in a 1920s vision of Andalusia, Blancanieves presents an artistic world that delivers a cinematic charm many films have forgotten in today’s times. Though it didn’t make the short list for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards, it did win the Goya Award for Best Film.
Hailing from Utah, YouTube stars, THE PIANO GUYS became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. (Co-presented with AEG Live).
In this classic musical comedy, High Society tells the story of a successful jazz musician who is trying to win back his ex-wife before she marries her new hubby. But, things get a little nutty when another man is thrown into the mix who is also trying to win over the affection of the jazz musician’s ex-wife. With an amazing cast consisting of Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra, this is a must see film! Don’t miss out on this Starlight Movies in the Garden!
Fathom Events and the Royal Opera House Team partner once again to present The 2014/15 Royal Ballet Cinema Season. Of the five curated titles is "Manon," a story of a beautiful young woman who falls prey to the moral corruption of 18th century Paris. Directed by Kenneth MacMillian, the story of Manon Lescaut is brilliantly portrayed as described in Abbe Prevost's infamous novel.
The splendor of Russia’s world-renowned dance company is coming to select cinema theaters in the US. The “Bolshoi Ballet 2014-2015” will present four titles from the Bolshoi ballet’s season. Three will be live broadcasts (captured earlier the same day) from one of the oldest and greatest ballet companies. Performances include, “The Legend of Love,” “The Nutcracker,” “Swan Lake,” and “Romeo and Juliet.”
Fathom Events and the Royal Opera House Team partner once again to present The 2014/15 Royal Ballet Cinema Season. Of the five titles in the series is "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Director Christopher Wheeldon's full-length ballet based on Lewis Carroll's classic book is an exuberant piece of storytelling featuring an instantly recognizable cast of characters.
Fathom Events and the Royal Opera House Team partner once again to present The 2014/15 Royal Ballet Cinema Season. Director Christopher Wheeldon collaborates with designer Bob Crowley and composer Joby Talbot to create his first play based the Shakespeare play, "A Winter's Tale." THe story follows the destruction of marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love.
Fathom Events and the Royal Opera House Team partner once again to present The 2014/15 Royal Ballet Cinema Season. Of the five curated titles is "Swan Lake," one of the greatest of romantic ballets that tells the captivating story of a beautiful woman transformed into a swan, and a heart-rending tribute to the power of love.
Fathom Events and the Royal Opera House Team partner once again to present The 2014/15 Royal Ballet Cinema Season. Of the five curated titles is Frederick Ashton's "La Fille Mal Gardee," that is inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside.
In its 20th year, SA Film continues to mature with some exciting new features. While festival director Adam Rocha will bring back the fest’s collection of feature films, shorts and documentaries along with panels, workshops (in partnership with the Texas Film Commission) and parties, most of the events go down at the Southside City Base Cinema. For Rocha, the “very choice,” locally owned theater perfectly reflects the Festival’s commitment to improving SA’s homegrown film industry. Standout films include hard-hitting doc Jose Canseco: The Truth Hurts, cancer dramedy Isn’t It Delicious and Daniel Baldwin’s locally shot The Wisdom to Know the Difference (Baldwin will be in attendance), plus dozens of shorts and recent work from some of SA’s best filmmakers. This year unveils a brunch awards ceremony at NAO as well. As Rocha mused in a recent interview: “Isn’t the battle cry of all local musicians, ‘support the local music scene’? That’s also our battle cry: ‘Go watch a film.’” For a full schedule, visit safilm.com.
If you are in the mood for a movie night, come check out a new movie on the big screen while also getting to play some free pool! Popcorn is also available along with $2 Domestics and $2.50 wells. Happy hours is 3-9pm.
For the first time in more than three decades, comedy legends Monty Python will perform live on stage together this year. Broadcast from London’s O2 Arena, Monty Python Live (mostly) will play in cinemas around the globe. At a combined age of just 358, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will once again perform some of their greatest hits, with modern, topical, Pythonesque twists. Monty Python are rightfully regarded as among the world’s finest-ever comedians. They influenced a generation and revolutionised comedy. Their eagerly awaited reunion promises to be among the biggest live events of 2014.
Adapted from James Jones' 1951 World War II classic novel, and set in the South Pacific, “From Here to Eternity” is a gripping tale of illicit love and army life set in 1941 Hawaii, immediately prior to the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Lyricst Tom Rice's adaptation of Jones' novel will precede the musical's opening in Broadway this fall. Showings will also feature approximately 20 minutes of behind-the-scenes and making-of footage.
Likened by Robin Williams to “Prozac with a head,” vertically challenged Orange County comic Brad Williams is possibly best known for the sketch characters he’s played on Mind Of Mencia, which include a whore dwarf (“whorf”) and the leader of an all-dwarf basketball team.
There seem to be two kinds of comedy fans in 2014: those to whom a Chelsea Lately credit is a come-on and those to whom it’s a warning flag. In the case of Josh Wolf, this binary proves as dumb as most. Though at 40-plus he looks every bit the Mannish Boy Frat Daddy, and his style—confidently delivered observations about sex and other bodily functions (what before the ’90s alt/club split was commonly known as “comedy”)—is definitely panel-ready, his actual life experiences as a single dad give his material and outlook a broader appeal than any niche he might appear to fit.
With a nod to exquisite corpse, “You Are Here” highlights a collaboration between Tim Kerr and Brian Phillips. Kerr studied painting and photography at UT–Austin and played a key role in Texas’ early punk scene as a founding member of Big Boys and other bands. Louisiana native Phillips illustrates his mantra “One man’s junk pile is another man’s art supplies” with puzzle-like constructions built from reclaimed wood. A tribute to inspiring icons, the duo’s joint project involved Kerr painting portraits of Rosa Parks, Evel Knievel and many more on surfaces pieced together by Phillips.
While most mainstream rappers like to color in the lines with rhymes covering cash, drugs, misogyny and more drugs, Atlanta’s Rittz stays on target, putting a fresh spin on tired topics. With a tongue-in-cheek name to poke fun at his whiteness, Rittz’ self-deprecating lyrics get outside the material goods and name drops of modern rap, while retaining a certain radio catchiness. As both an emcee and a tattoo artist, Taylor Gang member Tuki Carter has a bold understanding of two art forms and cultures with crossover influence on each other. Sweeping theatrical scores play backdrop to Raz Simone’s powerful raps. Although the instrumentals are subtle, its impact on the poetry in motion is on a grand scale.
Master reuser Mary Elizabeth Cantú launched Spare Parts in 2011 in response to a decrease of creativity in the classroom and budget cuts in arts funding. Active throughout the year, her organization reaches 10 area school districts through its signature Fine Arts Fair. The fourth annual event aims to distribute a stockpile of donated art supplies among pre-registered teachers (plus members of the creative community from 12:30-1:30 p.m.) during a kid-friendly day with beats by DJ Lyricool, eco-friendly vendors, finger-painting sessions with artist Robert Tatum and photo ops with Spurs Jesus.
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