MEDIA THAT MATTERS FILM FESTIVAL
The Texas Media Empowerment Project will host a premiere screening of the sixth-annual “Media That Matters” film festival, with a postscreening panel discussion of media-justice issues. Featured films are diverse in style and content; what they have in common is that they spark debate and action in eight minutes or less. Admission is free, but donations to the Texas Media Empowerment Project will be gratefully accepted. Wednesday, August 16, 6 p.m. Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro. More information: 228-0201, Texasmep.org.
SLAB CINEMA – SAMSON AND THE SEVEN MIRACLES OF THE WORLD
Ricardo Fredda (1961)
“He was temptation to 1001 women!” reads the tagline for this Italian fantasy/adventure/camp-fest, alternately known as Goliath and the Golden City or Maciste at the Court of the Great Khan. Fun, fun. Outdoor screening at La Tuna Bar and Grill. Thursday, August 17. Pre-show at dusk, feature at 9 p.m. Probandt and Cevallos. 212-9373. Admission by donation. Bring chairs, blankets, no coolers.
ASCENSEUR POUR L’ÉCHAFAUD (ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS) Louis Malle (1958)
This classic noir thriller, the debut feature by Louis Malle, garnered international attention and proved a landmark film for both the soon-to-berenowned French director and screen legend Jeanne Moreau, its star. Notable also for a legendary, completely improvised score by Miles Davis. Texas Public Radio’s Cinema Tuesdays. The Bijou at Crossroads. August 22 at 7:30 p.m. $10 for members and $12 for non-members. 614-8977.
BON VOYAGE … AND ALL THAT LOVELY STUFF
Sara Lauren Hinojosa (2006)
SAY Sí will premiere Bon Voyage ... and All That Lovely Stuff, the latest film written, edited and directed by SAY Sí’s media students. June, a young artist, fears leaving her home to pursue her dreams. Supported by her best friends and her younger sister, June lives in a world of makebelieve and spontaneity where she’s continually in the moment and her future takes the back burner. Also screening select high-school film shorts. Buena Vista Theater at UTSA’s Downtown Campus. Friday, August 18, at 7 p.m. 501 W. Durango Blvd. Free admission; donations accepted. Saysi.org, 212-8666.
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