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Making its world premiere in the 24 Beats Per Second section of the film festival is director Joe Nick Patoski's feature documentary on legendary San Antonio-born musician Doug Sahm, who emerged as one of the best performers of rock 'n' roll, Tex-Mex, and blues when he formed the Sir Douglas Quintet in 1964 with Augie Meyers. Patoski remembers working in a small Ft. Worth record shop in the early '70s when they got a shipment of SDQ's album The Return of Doug Saldaña. Although the group had already put out five albums before that, it was at that moment when Patoski became a huge fan. "To see that cover where Doug is wearing his cowboy boots and a hat and drinking Big Red on that porch really just spoke to me in a way no image ever had," Patoski said. "That album remains one of my all-time favorites because it's Doug coming back to San Antonio after he had been in San Francisco for a while."
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