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2010 San Antonio Film Festival: Official Lineup

San Antonio Film Festival

The 16th annual San Antonio Film Festival, which runs June 23-27, is truly a great combination of celebrating local talent and international cinema, screening films produced in Texas to ones produced in Europe, South America and the Middle East.

There’s also a distinct flavor of socially aware fictional narratives and documentaries, including films about Tibetan refugees, migrant workers, the 2008 Presidential election, alcoholism and genocide. But, that’s not to say the fest is a totally serious affair as there’s also several genre films about the World Cup, sheep rustlers, dancers, crooks and other ne’er-do-wells. It looks like a fun mix.

The full lineup of films is below. The way the festival runs is that films screen in blocks in three different theaters. A “block” of films will generally contain a feature or two (feature = film that is 50 mins. or more), plus several shorts. In the lineup I have up, feature films have descriptions next to the titles and shorts do not.

For more info on the films, actual screening locations, ticket info and more, please visit the official San Antonio Film Festival website. Here’s the lineup:

June 23

7:00 p.m.:

AUDITORIUM SCREEN
The Burning Desire, dir. 12th Man Productions
Closed Zone, dir. Yoni Goodman
Milhous the King, dir. Andrew Twibell
The Maid, dir. Heidi Saman
True Beauty This Night, dir. Peter Besson
Fantasy, Inc., dir. Bryan Ortiz

FRIDA KAHLO SCREEN
Tick Tock, dir. Jeffrey Reyna
White, dir. Will McMaster
Tierra Madre, dir. Dylan Verrechia. Feature. A Mexican woman fights to raise her children with her female lover.
Outrage, dir. Ace Cruz. Feature. After inheriting a fortune, a woman must protect her riches from an ex-military sniper.

JOSE CLEMENTE OROZCO SCREEN
Knocked Out?, dir. Jesse Abdenour
Charlie Valentine, dir. Jesse V. Johnson. Feature. When a criminal’s big heist goes awry, the crook hides out with his estranged son in L.A.

June 24

2:00 p.m.:

AUDITORIUM SCREEN
Florida Road, dir. Brad Glass. Feature. A young Indian man tries to fulfill his dream of becoming a Hollywood screenwriter.
Running Away With Blackie, dir. Lucas Garcia
Mission on Seven, dir. Mark Hall
Rinky Dink, dir. John Dilworth

FRIDA KAHLO SCREEN
Aggies: The True Story of Texas A&M, dir. Josh Smith. Feature. A documentary on the university.
I Hate Josh, dir. Tyler Cochran and Brock Griffith
Too Many Muses, dir. Jochen Schmidt-Hambrock

JOSE CLEMENTE OROZCO SCREEN
Being the Diablo, dir. Rod Murphy. Feature. A Baptist preacher seeks help for his bipolar disorder.
КАМЕЊА (Stones), dir. Giulio Musi Wennergren
Heaven in Exile, dir. Omar Rosales. Feature. A documentary on Tibetan refugees.

7:00 p.m.:

AUDITORIUM SCREEN
Drama, dir. Ray Schlogel
Skylight, dir. David Baas
En Tus Manos, dir. Ron Jacobs
S.O.S. Antarctica, dir. William Doerr. Feature. Six men sail from Argentina to explore Antarctica.
Spiral, dir. Jorge Pérez Solano. Feature. A look at how worker migration destroys families.

FRIDA KAHLO SCREEN
Gillface, dir. David McGinnis
Retrato (Portrait), dir. Ignacio Busquier
A Harlem Mother, dir. Ivana Todorovic
Taco! Taco! Taco!, dir. John Estrada
Leftovers, dir. Robin Nations. Feature. A therapist tries to help a troubled single mom.

JOSE CLEMENTE OROZCO SCREEN
Paseo del Arte: Expanding the San Antonio River Walk, dir. Jack Morgan
Roll Out, Cowboy, dir. Elizabeth Lawrence. Feature. A rappin’ country singer tours the country during he 2008 Presidential election.
The Last Musketeer, dir. Art Zapata. Feature. A Latino family is destroyed through alcoholism.

FRIDA KAHLO SCREEN
The Last Elephants in Thailand, dir. Donald Tayloe
Speak and May the Plague Take You, dir. Cody Duckworth
Blind Date, dir. Chris Ramos, Dee Why
Fast Girls, Slow Bikes: The Story of Denver’s Mods ‘n Knockers, dir. Joseph Brown
Cost of a Soul, dir. Sean Kirkpatrick. Feature. Two veterans return home to their crime-ridden neighborhoods.

JOSE CLEMENTE OROZCO SCREEN
Urban Nutcracker: Anatomy of a Ballet, dir. Gonca Sonmez-Poole. Profiling a multicultural production of The Nutcracker.
Voro, dir. Johnny Fraser
Homeland Nation – Mescalero Apache, dir. Peter Mervis
Rabbit Hole, dir. Nick Prevas
Fixer, dir. Julian Cordero

June 25

7:00 p.m.:

AUDITORIUM SCREEN
Fanny, Annie & Danny, dir. Chris Brown. Feature. A family cracks under the strain of raising a developmentally disabled child.
My Dearest Love, dir. Marc Wiskemann
Man on a Mission, dir. Mike Woolf. Feature. A documentary on video game designer Richard Garriott.

FRIDA KAHLO SCREEN
Axiom, dir. Sally Grizzell Larson
Bud Dub, dir. Michael Vasquez
Sucker Punch, dir. Ryan Gould
Go for It!, dir. Carmen Marron. Feature. A coming of age inspirational urban dance film.

JOSE CLEMENTE OROZCO SCREEN
A Long Haul, dir. Nathaniel Kramer
Disney Shot Kennedy, dir. David Lawrence. Feature. Four conspiracy-minded friends face the disappointing closing of their alternative newspaper, The Oswald.
Dark Scribbles, dir. Michael Venn
La Despedida de Eugenio (Eugene’s Farewell), dir. Alex Zuno
Breaking Borders: Cross-Dressers & Drag, dir. Diana Cordova

June 26

2:00 p.m.:

AUDITORIUM SCREEN
Milking the Rhino, dir. David E. Simpson. Feature. A documentary on African tribes starting wildlife tourism businesses.
Sapsucker, dir. Christopher Holmes
Efrain, dir. Matthew Breault
Jaulas (Cages), dir. Juan José Medina
Princesa en la torre, dir. José Cristóbal Juárez
Café Paraíso (Paradise Café), dir. Alonso Ruiz Palacios

FRIDA KAHLO SCREEN
Splatter: Love, Honor and Paintball, dir Lonnie Schuyler. Feature. A man tries to win his wife’s love back in a paintball tournament.
Ha’agam (the Lake), dir. Boaz Lavie
Harmony Town, dir. Ryan Parma
Showers, dir. Charlie LaVoy & Owen Hornstein III

JOSE CLEMENTE OROZCO SCREEN
Ivory, dir. Andrew W. Chan. Feature. A young pianist struggles with his past
Oliver & the Genie of the Bottle, dir. Chris Garza
Speakers Corner: You Have the Right to Remain Vocal, dir. Gavin White. A documentary on free speech in London.

June 26

7:00 p.m.:
AUDITORIUM SCREEN
Captives of Hope, dir. Dave Cebrero Ortega
Un Ghost, dir. Sean McGinn
Twenty Five Hundred & One, dir. Patricia Van Ryker
El Dia (The Day), dir. Tao. Feature. A day in the of a suicidal woman.

FRIDA KAHLO SCREEN
An Affair With Dolls, dir. Hans Montelius
Brucie, dir. Clair Breton
Oveja Negra (Black Sheep), dir. Humberto Hinojosa. Feature. Two farmhands plan to steal and sell their boss’ sheep.
The Funeral Singer, dir. Jenn Garrison
The Ballplayer, dir. Aaron Schuelke

JOSE CLEMENTE OROZCO SCREEN
Rosewood, dir. Marvin Choi
Alemania, dir. Luis Blanco Nazoa. Feature. A Miami TV crew tries to film the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
Beyond Limits, dir. Kent Bassett
5 Minutes, dir. Scott Rudolf

June 27

2:00 p.m.:

AUDITORIUM SCREEN
Dream Healing, dir. Dora Pena. Feature. A young girl who has the power to heal insomniacs is exploited by her aunt.
Takeout, dir. Jonathan Miller
Justino, dir. Carlos Amaral
Chase Thompson, a film by Chase Thompson, dir. Vincent Lin
Un Sueño Lejano (A Distant Dream), dir. Daniel Veliz
I Miss You More, dir. Ian Perlman

FRIDA KAHLO SCREEN

Flamenco School, dir. Brent Morris & Reinhard Lorenz. Feature. Exploring the rich tradition of flamenco dancing.
A War Story, A Love Story, dir. Matthew Evans
Slice of Life, dir. Austin Bouse
Don’t Smoke, dir. Lissette Longoria
Together Forever, dir. Nicole Prian
No Pity, dir. Drew Goldsmith
In the Footsteps of Yellow Woman, dir. Camille Manybeads Tso
Smoking Kills, dir. Matthew Dominguez
Filtered, dir. Emilio Dominguez
Driving Me Insane, dir. Maggie Richardson
How Can I Make Your Day Better, dir. Sam Woody
The Eccentric Dreams of the Confused Johnny Ryder, dir. H. Elise Putman
El Artista, dir. Nathyn Medina

JOSE CLEMENTE OROZCO SCREEN
Being Born, dir. Naoki Akita
The Last Survivor, dir. Michael Pertnoy. Feature. A documentary on four real-life survivors of genocide.
Baggage, dir. Shannon Lucio
Kosher Pig, dir. Moon Cho
Mañana, dir. Felipe Holguin

June 27

7:00 p.m.:

AUDITORIUM SCREEN
DANZÓN, dir. María Novaro. Feature. A single mom raises her daughter, works a job and dances the danzon.
Midlife, dir. Michael Swingler
Prayers for Peace, dir. Dustin Grella
All Birds Whistle, dir. Roy Khalil
Love Me Tender, dir. Matthew Morgenthaler
The Fall of the House of Usher, dir. Eric Fonseca

FRIDA KAHLO SCREEN
Six Man, Texas, dir. Alan Barber. Feature. A profile of the struggles of small Texas towns.
Meet Me at Geronimo’s, dir. Michael Croce
There Was a Love Affair, dir. Jamie Sanchez
The Singularity Is Near, dir. Anthony Waller and Ray Kurzweil. Feature. A profile of futurist Ray Kurzweil

JOSE CLEMENTE OROZCO SCREEN
Flood Waters, dir. Scott Muller
Thomas Comma, dir. Ken Kimmelman
Honey I’m Home, dir. Ryan McDonald
Broken Dreams, dir. David Crabtree. Feature. A filmmaker turns to drugs to complete his documentary and fall in love.
High Stakes, dir. Freddie Munoz


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