7 SXSW Films With San Antonio Connections 

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click to enlarge Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove - COURTESY
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Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove

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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