The print edition of S'Nuff Film was taken up this week by an explanation of the goofy ass Oscar bet we've got going on, but those inconsiderate effers in the film scene still insist on scheduling stuff I need to tell you about, namely:
Thursday night: UTSA’s downtown campus will host a free DIY & The Avant-Garde Panel. Artist and UTSA Lecturer Justin Boyd will moderate a discussion on the staging or displaying non-traditional works in unconventional. Panelists include: Three Walls director Michele Monseau, No Idea Festival director Chris Cogburn, and Bearded Child Film Fest director Dan Anderson. 7:00pm - 9:00pm, UTSA Downtown Campus, Multipurpose Room FS 1.402
Friday morning: You can view indie flick Must Read After My Death at giganticdigital.com the same day it opens in New York and L.A. For $2.99, you’ll get a three-day pass good for unlimited viewing in HD (depending on your hardware and internet connection.)
Friday evening: And speaking of hirsute pre-adolescents, UTSA downtown will also be screening a selection of films from the Bearded Child festival, which claims to promote ”bizarre, absurd, and wacky wonders that most festivals wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole … anything that challenges the norm, whatever the genre.” This is also free.
7:00pm - 9:00pm, UTSA Downtown Campus, Frio Street Building, Riklin Auditorium
Monday: If you suffer from chaetophobia or agorophobia but still love free film with local ties, check out PBS affiliate KLRN (local channel 9), which will be broadcasting local documentary A Class Apart at 9 p.m. The film features an interview with St. Mary’s University Graduate School Dead Henry Flores.
Wednesday: And if you’ve got a film of your own you’re planning on submitting to the Marfa Film Festival, here’s your second-to-last reminder: All entries must be postmarked by Wednesday, February 25.
(*City Slickers purists will note that the above photo is actually from the original film. The idea that the calf pictured, Norman, would still be that small by the time Billy Crystal’s character found the treasure map directing him to Jack Palance’s late character’s treasure horde would be pretty ridiculous.)