Film Events Next 7 Days in San Antonio

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Looking for Langston

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 11

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Although his resume includes writing and directing credits for the award-winning coming-of-age drama Young Soul Rebels (1991) and the blaxploitation documentary BaadAsssss Cinema (2002), British filmmaker and installation artist Isaac Julien is arguably better known for conceptual films presented on multiple screens simultaneously. Seemingly dissected and left for viewers to reassemble with their own eyes, these immersive projects have involved journeys to remote ice caves in Iceland, juxtapositions of Arctic and African landscapes, travels through China and curious collaborations with the likes of Tilda Swinton and James Franco. A co-founder of the Sankofa Film and Video Collective (an organization “dedicated to developing an independent black film culture in the areas of production, exhibition and audience”), Julien made one of his earliest waves with Looking for Langston — a 1989 film billed as “a lyrical exploration — and recreation — of the private world of poet, social activist, novelist, playwright and columnist Langston Hughes (1902-1967) and his fellow black artists and writers who formed the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s.” In essence a non-linear homage that presents Hughes as a metaphor for the black gay experience, the film has earned cult status and is taught extensively in universities as part of African-American and queer studies programs. Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2017, Julien was a favorite of late local artist and philanthropist Linda Pace, who acquired more than 50 of his works during her lifetime. In celebration of Looking for Langston’s 30th anniversary, the Linda Pace Foundation’s gallery Studio at Ruby City showcases the 45-minute film as the anchor of a new exhibition of two recently acquired photographs Julien shot during production — Film-Noir Angels and Masquerade No. 3.

Father’s Day Adventure Weekend at Pearl: Film Premier Screening at Pearl Stable

Sat., June 15, 7-9 p.m.
Pearl Stable 312 Pearl Pkwy. #2, San Antonio San Antonio


In honor of Fathers’ Day, the Pearl will host an adventure-filled weekend in partnership with MotoDiscovery June 14th through June 16th. The weekend features the San Antonio film premiere of Backcountry Discovery Route’s Documentary, Southern California Backcountry Discovery Route Project on Saturday, June 15th, at Pearl Stable. (210) 212-7260

Outdoor Film Series: Ant-man and the Wasp

Sat., June 15, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio San Antonio

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Guests will enjoy a screening of 'Ant-man and the Wasp' along with themed activities, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and more followed by the feature film. With plenty of lawn space, visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. (210) 554-1000

TPR Cinema Tuesdays: Detour and The Hitch-Hiker Double Feature

Tue., June 18, 7:30 p.m.
Santikos Bijou 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$15


Two films in one night! For this special double feature, TPR Cinema Tuesdays is bringing a pair of notable B-movie film noirs to the screen. First up, it’s Edward G. Ulmer’s Detour, starring Tom Neal as a down-on-his-luck nightclub pianist who finds himself with a dead body on his hands and nowhere to run. Soon, his waking nightmare goes from bad to worse after he picks up the most vicious femme fatale in cinema history, Ann Savage’s snarling, monstrously conniving drifter Vera. 69 minutes, Not Rated. Then, they'll show The Hitch-Hiker, the only classic film noir directed by a woman. Inspired by the true-life murder spree of Billy Cook, The Hitch-Hiker is the tension-laden saga of two men on a camping trip (Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy) who are held captive by a homicidal drifter (William Talman). He forces them, at gunpoint, to embark on a grim joyride across the Mexican desert. 71 minutes, Not Rated. (210) 734-4552

Star Wars at Hemisfair

Tue., June 18, 7:30 p.m., Tue., June 25, 7:30 p.m. and Tue., July 2, 7:30 p.m.
Yanaguana Garden 434 S. Alamo St., San Antonio Southtown


Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character and head down to Hemisfair Park to catch three free screenings of the Star Wars original trilogy in the Yanaguana Garden: A New Hope on June 18, The Empire Strikes Back on June 25, and The Return of the Jedi on July 2. Galactic activities kick off at 7:30pm featuring pre-movie entertainment by local musicians, strolling characters in costume by Teacups and Tiaras and stargazing in an inflatable planetarium. The movies will begin at dusk around 8:30pm.

Outdoor Film Series: Karate Kid

Thu., June 20, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio San Antonio

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Guests will be able to enjoy a screening of 'Karate Kid' along with themed activities, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and more. With plenty of lawn space, visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. (210) 554-1000

007 Summer Movie Series

Fri., June 21, 8-11 p.m.
Dellview Park 507 Basswood, San Antonio San Antonio

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Dellview Area Neighborhood Association and Grande Communications presents 007 summer movie series at Dellview Park. (210) 245 7331

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