CineFestival: Friday, July 6, 2018
10:00 a.m. – Senior Cinema
Coco (En Español)
Directed by Lee Unkrich
2017, USA, 109 min
Spanish with English Subtitles
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Cynthia Muñoz, 2018, USA, 3 min
Featuring The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Mariachi Aztlán and Ballet Folklorico, El Relámpago is dedicated to Angel Hernandez Morales who passed away unexpectedly at the tender age of 25. The music video captures one of Angel’s final grand performances just two months prior to his passing.
2:00 p.m. – Youth Screening
The Future is Now: Youth Videos from San Antonio
Featuring the work of San Antonio area high school students. Participating programs include Cinema North East at North East School of the Arts, Cinema South San Antonio, Film School of San Antonio at Harlandale, John Marshall High School, Kenedy ISD, Saint Mary’s Hall Digital Cinema, Say Sí, and St. Mark’s School of Texas Film Studies in Dallas. Hosted by Máximo.
Memoria de los Revolucionarios – Directed by Miguel Salazar
Girl^3 – Directed by Laura Gonima
Artpace San Antonio – Directed by Marcelo Gutierrez IV
Aeternum Vale – Directed by Isabella Sanchez
Parade – Directed by Troy Mize
The Atom – Directed by Marco Zaragoza
Jello – Directed by Clay Morris
Skelefly – Directed by Marcelo Salas, Bela Syptak, and Bella Delgado
The Last Ghost – Directed by Jade Jess
San Antonio – Directed by Fatima Aguillon
REVAN – Directed by Max Ulme
VELA – Directed by Nathaniel De Los Santos
La Cultura Perdida (The Lost Culture) – Directed by Elias Flores III and Sarah Ramirez
Directed by Jay Francisco Lopez
2017, USA, 100 min
Ripped from the headlines, Love Cecy takes audiences back to the cholo, freestyle culture of 1990’s Richmond, California as it retells the story of 15-year-old Cecilia Rios. The film follows Rios’ promising beginnings, striving to become a lawyer while keeping her cholo boyfriend off the streets, to its tragic end on March 14, 1994, when her brutal murder was chronicled by newspapers across the country.
The Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase is a celebration of women filmmakers living on the U.S.-Mexico border region and serves as an opportunity to revise stereotypical cultural narratives through the simple act of showing the truth.
Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase – A celebration of female filmmakers living on the U.S./Mexico border region
Memory Box – Directed by Angie Reza Tures Click here to watch the trailer
La Catrina – Directed by Ilana Lapid Click here to watch the trailer
Overland – Directed by Jazmin Harvey Click here to watch the trailer
Undocumented Freedom – Directed by Laura Bustillos Jáquez Click here to watch the trailer
The Appleseed Project – Directed by Jennifer Lucero Click here to watch the trailer
As I Walk Through The Valley
Directed by Charlie Vela and Ronnie Garza
2017, USA, 86 min
As I Walk Through The Valley unfolds over four decades of music. In the 60’s, garage rockers who mix the influence of American pop with the wild nightlife of Reynosa, Mexico create a trans-national scene. In the 70’s, musicians inspired by the social movements of the time, embrace their roots and reinterpret traditional Ranchera music to develop a distinctive Chicano sound. By the 80’s, the first signs of punk and hardcore emerge. Alienated kids at the height of Tejano music form bands of their own. With no venues, they fill burned out buildings and quinceñera halls and live DIY. Finally, the punks of the 90’s develop coalitions and pool resources to create a lasting infrastructure in the dawn of the internet-age.
What Happens to a Dream Deferred
Scott Boehm, 2018, USA, 12 min
A short film about two DREAMers who are graduate students at Michigan State University, What Happens to a Dream Deferred is an intimate portrait of a day in the life of José Adrián Badillo Carlos and Osvaldo Sandoval after the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.
After the film, join us outdoors for
5:00pm to Midnight
1310 El Paso Street
Enjoy arts and craft vendors, food, break dancing, Latin music by DJ Despeinada and a live set by female-led queer punk band from McAllen, TX, Fantástico!