Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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CineFestival 09

Don't miss CineFestival this year, with Wilmer Valderrama in person, February 7th.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

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Sundance Kids

Had lunch with the film students from Harlandale, and once outside, the gathering quickly turned into a snowball fight!

Monday, January 19, 2009

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LA MISSION Reception in Park City

Peter and Benjamin Bratt with Jesse Borrego at the LA MISSION reception before the sold out premiere in Park City at the Sundance Film Festival.

Friday, January 16, 2009

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2:22 Premiere screens in SA January 27th

San Antonio-based filmmaker Phillip Guzman's latest film 2:22 will have its San Antonio premiere Tuesday, January 27th at 8:00 PM and the Santikos Palladium theatre. Starring San Antonio's own Jorge Jimenez (CLEMENTE)and Val Kilmer, 2:22 looks great. See the website for trailer and details about this stylish crime drama.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

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San Antonio at Sundance

Look for good things at Sundance this year with our own Jesse Borrego and Ricardo Chavira in separate films, LA MISSION and DON'T LET ME DROWN. Unbiased reviews coming soon!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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Special Sneak Preview - AMERICAN VETERANOS

SCREENING: American Veteranos

NALIP member and San Antonio Filmmaker Laura Varela will be holding a sneak peek screening of "As Long as I
Remember: American Veteranos." This 54 minute documentary examines the personal toll and legacy left by the Vietnam War on three South Texas Artist.

This is the first time the completed film will ever be screened to an audience before it's festival run.

Laura Varela, Producer/Director
Fernando S. Cano II, Producer
Anne Lewis, Editor
Lee Daniel, Director of Photography
Federico Chavez- Blanco Original Score and Sound Design

Where: Central Library Auditorium
600 Soldedad
San Antonio, TX

When: Sunday January 18th @ 1:30 pm

Panel Discussion with filmmakers and artist Michael Rodriguez, and Eduardo Garza to follow.

Reception Sponsored by the San Antonio Film Commission

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

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Students at Sundance - with hats!

Congratulations to the students of The Film School of San Antonio at Harlandale High School, and the NESA Cinema students who have been invited to attend the Sundance Film Festival again this year. We have a few special "tuques" (pronounced "tukes" - hey, I grew up in the bitter winters of the Manitoba plains) or winter caps for these inspired filmmakers. Here's to keeping our heads warm!

Monday, January 05, 2009

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Independent Christian Film Festival This Weekend

I'm looking forward to seeing John Moore's San Antonio-lensed (filmed at Enchanted Springs Ranch western town) WIDOW'S MIGHT this Friday at the SA Independent Christian Film Festival.

Friday, January 02, 2009

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A Tradition Begins

What a wonderful way to end 2008, and thanks again to our good friends at Sunset Station for helping us have a great reception. And a new tradition started was the Audience Award for the SA48HR Film Experience. This great plaque with a still from RIO BRAVO, featuring one of the all-time audience favorites, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez (San Antonio's own). Pedro moved to Hollywood in the early 1950's and made dozens of films over the years. This award will be passed from award winner to award winner each year...see you in 2009.