FRIDAY JULY 13TH
AT CROWLEY THEATER
10AM | CROWLEY THEATER
Artist/shoe maker Chris Francis debuts his creations at the Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles. This film explores Chris’ creative process as well revealing himself at the crossroads between being seen as a artist or shoe designer as he gains more recognition.
Virginia Lee Hunter
SHORT DOC | 15mins.
Meet Scrap Iron through the eyes of producer, director and videographer, Hal Samples, as Scrap Iron shares stories of his love for playing music in this animated short, produced & directed by F. Joseph Santori and animated by Craig Staggs of Minnow Mountain Animation Studios. This depiction of Scrap Iron is part of a series of animated shorts that run throughout the forthcoming episodic series - Samples of Society which comes from more than a decade of interviews and personal bonds filmed and created by Hal Samples.
Hal Samples and F. Joseph Santori
ANIMATED SHORT | World Premiere, 4mins.
PURVIS OF OVERTOWN
After a stint in Raiford State Prison for a breaking and entering charge, Purvis Young seemed destined to fail, yet, while in prison, Purvis taught himself to paint. He became a highly acclaimed contemporary artist, now recognized nationally as an icon of Black culture and history. Purvis paints simply because that's what he needs to do.
Shaun Conrad and David Raccuglia
FEATURE | USA | 67mins.
12PM | SHORTS PROGRAM 2 | CROWLEY THEATER
A strange romance about two lost souls; Wendy (one good eye) & Sidd (short for Siddartha) try to connect in a mid-range airport hotel.
SHORT | UK | Texas Premiere, 10mins.
Lola: Girl Got a Gun bares witness to a young and angelic girl who experiences the emotional weight of her mother’s abuse by her conservative NRA member father. The heaviness of the abuse permeates her home, and she searches for an outlet for her anger and fear. She feels that all is lost, until one day she wanders into her parents' room the morning after a particularly violent night. What she finds changes her worldview permanently: her father’s loaded pistol. She decides to keep it as her own, names it Lola, and paints it bubble gum pink. The girl’s got a gun now – her very own defense – and nobody can take it away from her.
Emily Elizabeth Thomas
SHORT | USA | Far West Texas Premiere, 15mins.
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David Nast Cole
SHORT | USA | Texas Premiere, 4mins.
The concept behind Guni Guni is to challenge the audience by attempting to remove factors (such as race and gender) that would bias them.
A collective representation of how the artists involved interpreted the idea of breaking barriers and overcoming prejudice.
Robert Clyde Grima
MUSIC VIDEO | USA | 4mins.
2PM | CROWLEY THEATER
Germany, at the end of WWII. The Red Army fight for every inch of ground in the streets of the city. Greta and her family are hiding in a cellar hoping for mercy. Greta’s father, however, intuits for a very good reason that the Soviets will take brutal revenge. The short film “Irgendwer” (“Someone”) shows that a beginning is still possible, always and everywhere. The film is based on a true story.
SHORT | GERMANY | Texas Premiere, 15mins.
Trauma is a Time Machine follows a young woman named Helen who runs away from an abusive home and spends her life holding onto the secrets and pain of her past until she must face them when she is raped by her boyfriend. She goes through many different steps to try and distract herself including denial, anger, distractions, and a taking on of her perpetrator in order to try and understand what happened to her.
FEATURE | USA | South West + Texas Premiere, 83mins.
4PM | CROWLEY THEATER
Life is Fare is a Tigrinya/ English feature film exploring three wildly different perspectives on the East African nation of Eritrea. The film’s premise follows Sephora, an idealistic young Eritrean American pitching a well meaning but ludicrous film idea to her traditional mother about a man (Haile) who fled their home country and ended up in San Francisco. As a recently arrived immigrant, Haile is terribly homesick for his native Eritrea, but will not admit it due to unease towards speaking ill of the country; and more consciously in hesitance of admitting hard truths about his culture and himself. Life is Fare is a cross cultural analogy to challenge how patriotism and nationalism are practiced by people of a country, and is inspired by current Eritrean and Ethiopian migration experiences.
FEATURE | USA | 61mins.
6PM | CROWLEY THEATER
'Bring Water' is a short format science fiction film set in the dystopian future where nomadic groups exist in constant search of water. This story is seen through the eyes of two brothers sent by their village to seek the counsel of an old woman rumored to have supernatural visions. Along their path they encounter a mysterious hermit who walks between the worlds of life and death, and may guide the brothers to find their way.
SHORT | USA | 18mins.
When the elderly caretaker of a remote morgue discovers the body of a young woman killed during a protest, he embarks on a magical odyssey to give her a proper burial before the militia returns.
FEATURE | FRANCE, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, CHILE | 93mins.
7:30PM FRIDA KAHLO PICNIC PARTY | MARFA GOLF COURSE
Frida Kahlo was born in July and died in July, making this the perfect month to honor the legacy of Mexico's most celebrated female artist. On the day of her passing, we will celebrate the life of Frida Kahlo with a sunset picnic at the Marfa Golf Course. Invoke the spirit and creativity of Frida at the self-portrait drawing + flower wreath-making stations and wander amongst the Frida inspired art installations while serenaded to the sounds of live traditional Mexican music. Dressing festive is encouraged... come as Frida!
9PM SPECIAL OUTDOOR SCREENING UNDER THE STARS
The youngest daughter in her family, the beautiful Tita (Lumi Cavazos) is forbidden to marry her true love, Pedro (Marco Leonardi). Since tradition dictates that Tita must care for her mother, Pedro weds her older sister, Rosaura (Yareli Arizmendi), though he still loves Tita. The situation creates much tension in the family, and Tita's powerful emotions begin to surface in fantastical ways through her cooking. As the years pass, unusual circumstances test the enduring love of Pedro and Tita.
OUTDOOR SCREENING | FRIDAY JULY 13TH | MARFA GOLF COURSE
FEATURE | MEXICO | 123mins.
The evening culminates with a special outdoor screening of the renowned Mexican film LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE underneath the desert stars. A special menu of traditional Mexican dishes that be served throughout this passionate screening for a visceral and authentic experience.