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San Antonio Underground Film Festival Turns 10

To the list of arts organizations celebrating a milestone birthday this year, add our local Underground Film Festival, which will mark a decade of international experimental cinema with a comprehensive "Best Of" reel: 62 films in three days, July 29-31, at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Westlakes, 1255 SW Loop 410. Showtimes are 5-8 p.m. and 9 p.m.-midnight Friday; noon-3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $6. For more info, call 977-9004.

Cinema Tuesdays with Texas Public Radio

Academy Shorts 2004
Apollo Cinema (2005)

TPR presents Apollo Cinema's 120-minute compilation of seven of 2004's Academy Award-nominated short films, including Ryan, the Best Animated Short Film winner, and Wasp, which took the award for Best Live Action Short Film. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, at the Bijou at Crossroads Theatre. Tickets are $10 TPR members / $12 nonmembers, available at tpr.org or 1-800-622-8777 during business hours.

Movies at the Instituto

Una Familia de Tantas
Dir. Alejandro Galindo (1948)

An iron-fisted patriarch is distressed when a door-to-door salesman infiltrates his household and wins the hand of his daughter. The film screens at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at the Instituto de México, 600 Hemisfair. $2 suggested donation.

Movies on the Slab

The General
Dir. Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton (1927)

Rebel engineer Johnnie Gray (Buster Keaton) pursues his beloved locomotive, the General, stolen by Union spies, to regain his honor and his girl in this silent comedy. The General screens at dusk Thursday, July 28, at the Slab at Probandt and Cevallos, across from La Tuna Icehouse. Admission is free. For more info, visit saevents.org/movies/index.htm.

Bluegrass at Blue Star

King of Bluegrass
Dir. George Goehl (2004)

The Sundowners
Dir. George Goehl (2005)

Straight 6 Films presents King of Bluegrass, a documentary about Jimmy Martin, bluegrass' rebel child, and his lifelong quest to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry cast `see "Pickin' and fightin', July 7-13, 2005`. A 20-minute documentary about the legendary Chicago-based honky-tonk band The Sundowners will also screen. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Blue Star Brewing Co., 1414 S. Alamo. Admission is $2. For more info, call 212-5506, or visit straightsixfilms.com.


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