Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Film SA

Kevin Williams' "SANDWICH" Screening Announced

Kevin Williams' feature debut, "Sandwich", will screen on November 12th at the Alamo Draft House, 1255 SW Loop 410 (Westlakes Shopping Center) here in San Antonio.

There will be two shows: 3pm and 7pm, with a Q & A session immediately following each screening.

After the Q & A, Rodolfo Fernandez and Alexis Anthony of the band "Elle" will perform an original song written for the film.

The Sandwich Blog

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Film SA

Good Reviews Follow "Clemente" Premiere

Pablo Veliz's latest film, CLEMENTE, screened October 7th at Trinity University's Laurie Auditorium, to more than 1200 people. Here are links to the reviews.

The Paisano - Bart Taylor 10.0.06 "Veliz screens newest immigration drama"

The SA Current - Brian Villalobos 10.10.06 "Immigrant Song"

San Antonio Express-News - Rudy Arispe 10.12.06 "Second Feature"

SA Express-News - Rudy Arispe 10.12.06 "Véliz's latest release another worthy effort"

Sa Express-News - Andy Gately 10.10.06 "Immigrant struggle shown in 'Clemente'"

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Film SA

CineFestival Rocks

San Antonio's CineFestival kicked off Thursday night with a screening of "CURANDERO", starring Carlos Callardo and Gizeht Galatea, both of whom were in town at the screening. I don't know when this film will be in theaters, but if you can catch it while on the festival circuit, you should.

I had met Carlos at Sundance in 1993 when EL MARIACHI was playing, but we hadn't run into each other since, and it was nice to reconnect. He's off to shoot the next in his BANDIDO franchise, later this year. Hopefully we'll see more of him in SA over the next decade.

Gizeht was gracious and beautiful, and it turns out that she had never been to San Antonio before. But she did have an SA connection - she was in LAND OF ANOTHER, which shot here this summer, although she wasn't in any of the SA locations, only the Mexico part of the shoot.

After the screening, we headed over to ZEN bar on Houston, and met up with everyone and a few more folks. Bryan Anthony Ramirez and his wife, Eduardo Arroyuelo, and Pablo Veliz stopped by, and stayed much later than me.

Many more films, and stars as well - go see the CineFestival. Programmer Rene Rhi has an impressive lineup of films through Saturday. Hats off to you Rene, great job and a great start to a San Antonio gem.

www.guadalupeculturalarts.org for more information.

Don't forget the Seguin Film Festival this weekend as well -

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Film SA

A note from Chachi about his film "August Lebanon"

Dear Friends,

As many of you know I traveled to Lebanon in August as a photographer and documentary film maker. I was traveling with the delegation "United for Lebanon" to research the areas of damage in Lebanon for relief efforts.

After I returned we edited a trailer for the film ³August Lebanon² and have entered it into Current TV's "Seeds of Tolerance" contest. The feature film will discuss the Middle-East in simple and factual terms and give a broad American audience a better understand of the entire Middle-East.

The contest is based on viewers "greenlight¹s." So If you have time, please visit us at...


Jorge Roberto Ramirez aka "Chachi"
CEO "At the Mercy of Artists LLC"

Stills @ www.familyunitree.com/chachi
Feel free to forward...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Film SA


12 million lives, 2 nations, 1 struggle

CLEMENTE: Premieres October 7, 2006

Cineveliz, Inc. and Director Pablo Véliz will premiere their new film CLEMENTE, Saturday October 7,
2006, at Trinity University’s Laurie Auditorium in San Antonio, Texas. This is a FREE screening.

Doors will open at 6:00 PM and the show will start at 6:45 PM.
Seating is limited so please arrive early.

CLEMENTE is based on the real-life story of a Mexican immigrant family
struggling to survive in the United States. In the film, Véliz
illustrates the harsh reality that many immigrant families face while
trying to stay united amidst their illegal status and with the
constant threat of deportation.

“With the recent immigration debate, and the deportation raids
occurring across the nation, this film shows the struggle that
immigrant families living in the United States face on a daily basis,”
says Véliz.

Véliz’s first film, LA TRAGEDIA DE MACARIO, won numerous awards
and selection into the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, the 2006
Santa Barbara International Film Festival and the 2006 South by
Southwest Film Festival. LA TRAGEDIA DE MACARIO was based on the worst
immigrant tragedy in the history of America where 19 immigrants died
of asphyxiation, dehydration and heat exposure inside a locked,
double-insulated trailer truck while trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico

For additional information about the upcoming film along with
interview requests, please contact Giovanna Colson-Basurto at