San Antonio's first annual Alamo City Film Festival, occurring next month during Alamo City Comic Con, will host a wide variety of indie films, ranging from thought-provoking documentaries, quirky dramas, high-intensity action films, all the way to Star Trek. From Friday, September 11 through Sunday, September 13, catch the action at theLila Cockrell Theatre, 200 E. Market St., (210) 920-1223. Get your tickets at eventbrite.com.
11:15am – 1pm,Friday, September 11 Poverty, Inc. (USA)
With a whopping 200 interviews conducted by director/producer Michael Matheson Miller in 20 countries, the award-winning Poverty, Inc takes a multi-cultured, in-depth looks at the big business behind charities. So take a closer look at your TOMs slip-ons, because the documentary asks the consumer's ultimate question. Could I be part of the problem? 11:30am – 1pm, Saturday, September 12 Kingdom of Shadows (Mexico)
Directed by Bernardo Ruiz, Kingdom of Shadows takes a humane approach toward the U.S.-Mexican drug trade. A staggering number of Mexicans have vanished in the conflict, and only now has the general public showed concern, the documentary expresses. Kingdom of Shadows follows a activist nun, a U.S. Federal agent and a former Texas smuggler as it explores the crisis in the form of storytelling.
Short Block A
2pm – 3:30pm, Friday, September 11
Omelette, Hunger Pains, UnConventional, Drifting Cloud, Knock, Knock, Bandito, This is Joe, The Autumn of Zao
Short Block B
3:30pm – 4:45pm, Friday, September 11
Zorro Girl in Dead Man’s Alley (feat. SA native Patricia Vonne), Children of the River, X, With the Mouth Closed, Volta, Guest Room