Film Events This Weekend in San Antonio

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One Chance

Fri., Aug. 23, 8 p.m.
Woodlawn Lake Park 1103 Cincinnati Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


San Antonio boxing champion Robert “Pikin” Quiroga will always be remembered as a great fighter. His legacy only continued to grow after he was murdered on August 16, 2004. Fifteen years later, filmmakers Raymond Ramos and Jason Rivera, with the blessing of the Quiroga family, co-directed One Chance, a feature-length documentary on the life and career of the Memorial High School graduate who many consider one of the greatest flyweight boxers to ever step into the ring. “Robert’s story and his hard work and dedication to boxing represents the Mexican American culture here in San Antonio,” said Ramos. “Doing research for this film, I found more about his death than his life. In One Chance, I wanted to talk more about his life and legacy.” Quiroga’s legacy as a boxer includes becoming the first fighter from San Antonio to win the International Boxing Federation Super Flyweight world title and his induction into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. Through interviews with Quiroga’s family, friends, fellow fighters and San Antonians who watched him perform in his prime, One Chance is a puro San Anto story. “I hope Robert’s legacy is cemented in sports lore throughout the world,” Rivera said.

Talōm Aptzāi Indigenous Film Festival

Sun., Aug. 25, 12-9 p.m.
Guadalupe Theater 1301 Guadalupe, San Antonio San Antonio


Native American stereotypes have permeated Hollywood for decades, from the tomahawk-wielding “savages” in cowboy-and-Indian Westerns to animated Disney classics like Peter Pan and Pocahontas. The inaugural Talōm Aptzāi Indigenous Film Festival aims to “highlight the experiences, resiliency, creativity and contributions” of the Native American community through cinema created by indigenous filmmakers. “Not only is it important to refute negative portrayals of underrepresented people, but giving these artists a platform will show the breadth of talent among indigenous artists,” said Scott Pewenofkit, a festival director and programmer, San Antonio-based filmmaker and member of the Kiowa tribe in Oklahoma. “I hope that people get to see the diverse types of films that Native American filmmakers are creating.” During Talōm Aptzāi, which means “ancient fire” in Pajalate (a Coahuiltecan language), host nonprofit American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions will screen nine straight hours of shorts, documentaries and feature films. Included in the lineup are films on cultural appropriation, addiction, gender issues, forced family separation and spirituality. “There is a mini-renaissance of indigenous filmmaking going on right now,” Pewenofkit said. “There are quite a few immensely talented indigenous filmmakers making some great films about contemporary indigenous life.” (210) 271-3151 (FAX); (210)

Movie Night: "Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story"

Fri., Aug. 23, 8-10 p.m.
Sexology Institute and Boutique 707 S St Mary's, San Antonio Southtown

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Join The Pastie Pops Burlesque Revue for movie night at The Sexology Institute. The cast of The Pastie Pops will be taking the night off from performing to present "Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story," a documentary that peels back the curtain to reveal the sexy sub-culture of the neo-burlesque scene in New York City. This verité documentary intimately follows four performers, each of whom has discovered a newfound identity and belonging in a world of bawdy comedy and striptease. Head to the Institute for movie night deep in the heart of Southtown. Free, and receive 20% off purchases. (210) 487-0371

Adaptive Film Screening

Sat., Aug. 24, 8 p.m.
Armadillo Boulders 1119 Camden St., San Antonio San Antonio


In conjunction with Global Climbing Day, Armadillo Boulders is proud to host a screening of the new Sterling Rope film, Adaptive. The documentary follows Jim Ewing – a Sterling Rope engineer and below-the-knee amputee – as he enlists professional climber, Maureen Beck – born without her left hand – to attempt the first all-adaptive ascent of the über classic and deeply remote Lotus Flower Tower (5.10+) in Canada's Cirque of the Unclimbables. As their adventure unfolds, we see that the ability to adapt is universal and a common thread that unites us.

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