Star Trek, Patricia Vonne and Killin' Fellas: A Guide To The 2015 Alamo City Film Festival

Featured film Star Trek: Renegades - Courtesy
Featured film Star Trek: Renegades

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 the Lila Cockrell Theatre,  200 E. Market St., (210) 920-1223. Get your tickets at

Feature Documentaries 

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 Films

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


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