Screens Special screenings

La Tragedia de Macario
Dir. Pablo Véliz (2005)

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, KLRN-TV will broadcast La Tragedia de Macario, the tale of a Mexican immigrant who is trapped with a wagon-load of undocumented workers when the “coyote” they’ve paid to smuggle them across the border abandons his passengers. Filmed and produced in San Antonio, the show will air at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 9, and 10 p.m. Saturday, October 15, on Channel 9. Confirm times and channel at

South African Film Festival

Celebrating its third year, the SA to SA Festival is adding a film festival featuring shorts by South African filmmakers and/or about South African subjects. Admission is $5 and proceeds benefit the South African Long Distance Bookmobile and scholarships for South African students to attend local colleges and universities. For more info on the festival, see page 21. 7-9 p.m. Saturday, October 8, at the Continental Café.

Rialto Cinema Bistro Grand Opening

The latest jewel in the Santikos crown, the Rialto Cinema Bistro (think Bijou with better carpet) at Loop 410 and Perrin Beitel will celebrate its grand opening with champagne, hors d’ oeuvres, and Italian films, 7 p.m. Thursday, October 6. Proceeds from the $20/person admission will benefit Texas Public Radio. For info, call 614-8977.

Toga, toga, toga!

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 1255 SW Loop 410, has rescheduled its one-year birthday party (displaced by Hurricane Rita) for October 8. $10 all day nets a movie, two drinks, dinner, and unlimited popcorn. At 8:30 p.m., Animal House will be shown on a three-story, inflatable outdoor screen, with munchies including the Belushi burger a cheeseburger befitting of the film’s star hot dogs, and beverages. Tickets are $10. Info: or 677-8500.

Screenings on the Slab and at the Pig Stand

Musical group Aperattii, with James Cobb, Bobdog Catlin, and John Cortez will provide musical accompaniment for the 1922 silent-film classic Nosferatu, 9 p.m. Thursday, October 6, at the Slab at Probandt and Cevallos, across from La Tuna Icehouse. Admission is free.

Filmed on location in San Antonio, EvenHand, a tale of two beat cops in a small Texas town, has received rave reviews for its sense of place and social-realist script and acting. It will screen at 9 p.m. Saturday, October 8, at the Pig Stand at South St. Mary’s and Pereida. Admission is free.

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