Special Screenings

Special Screenings

UTSA brings European cinema to Bijou

From adulterous affairs to smoking bans to eccentric women, the best of modern European cinema is the focus of a film festival sponsored by the University of Texas at San Antonio.

The series, which includes two panel discussions, runs from March 22-24 at the Bijou Theatre.

Monday 3|22
3:30pm Bin Ich Schön? (Am I Beautiful?) `Germany`
8:30pm Smoking-Room `Spain`
6:15pm, panel discussion with Sandra Frieden, professor of Film Studies, University of Houston; Virginia Higginbotham, associate professor of Spanish, UT-Austin; Larry Ratliff, movie critic for the San Antonio Express-News. Moderator: Nancy Membrez, associate professor of Spanish and Cinema Studies, UTSA.

Tuesday 3|23
2pm En Construcción (Under Construction) `Spain`
4:30pm Ah! Si J'étais Riche (If I Were a Rich Man) `France`
7pm Halbe-Treppe (Grill Point) `Germany`
9:30pm L'Ultimo Bacio (The Last Kiss) `Italy`

Wednesday 3|24
3:30pm Respiro (I'm Breathing) `Italy`
9:30pm Bord De Mer (Seaside) `France`
6:15pm panel discussion with Alessandro Carrera, assistant professor of Italian Studies, University of Houston; Tariq S. Tapa, film curator, Mixture Contemporary Art Gallery, Houston; Steven Kellman, professor of Comparative Literature, UTSA and film critic, San Antonio Current. Moderator: Christopher J. Wickham, associate professor of German and Humanities, UTSA.

Mexico en Corto continues at Instituto

The Insituto de México's series of short international films continues through the end of March.

Cita en El Paraíso, La Historia de I y O, Ponchada, Lávelo y Úselo, and Objetos Perdidos will be shown in Spanish, followed by El Beso, an 86-minute film by French director Claude Lelouch.

Mexico en Corto
Sunday, March 21
$2 suggested donation
Instituto de México
600 HemisFair Park

Trinity explores Caesar's assassination

Ancient Rome meets the future in Trinity University alumnus Heath Hamrick's second film, IDES, which chronicles the conspiratorial events leading to Julius Caesar's assassination.

Set in a futuristic world, Hamrick resurrects infamous people of ancient Rome to comment on the present and future political systems. Hamrick filmed IDES at the Trinity campus and features an all-student cast and crew. Due to violence and sexual content, the film is not suitable for children.

Wednesday, March 24
Chapman Auditorium
Trinity University
1 Trinity Pl.

Call for entries

The San Antonio Underground Film Festival is currently accepting short and feature films of all genres for its upcoming 10th annual event. The festival is scheduled for June 25 through 27 at Sunset Station. Submission deadline is April 23; the entry fee is $25. Deadline for late entries is April 30; the entry fee is $35. Previews must be formatted on DVD or NTSC-VHS; foreign language films must be subtitled.

Anyone who enters will receive a festival T-shirt. The grand prize winner will receive a lowrider bicycle or $200 cash. Entry forms can be downloaded from the festival's website: www.safilm.com. Completed applications can be sent to San Antonio Underground Film Festival, 8065 Callaghan #611 PMB, San Antonio, Texas 78230.

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