Documentary Short Films
HCFF will screen a block of documentary short films on Saturday afternoon.
USA | Documentary | 3 minutes
Directed by Nicholas Luna and Trevor Aranda
Highlighting the best of San Antonio and the winner of the San Antonio Film Commission 2018 #FilmSA contest in the locations category. (Texas Film; Special screening/out-of-competition)
Being Yousuf Karsh
USA | Documentary | 12 minutes | World Premiere
Directed by Corey Cave
A love letter to Yousuf Karsh, arguably the most important portrait photographer of the 20th century, examined through the eyes of 6 modern individuals.
Return of the Texas Bighorn
USA | Documentary | 9 minutes
Directed by Ben Masters & Charles Post
After all native desert bighorn sheep were eliminated from Texas by the 1960s, conservationists began the long fight for their return. ‘Return of the Texas Bighorn’ follows wildlife biologists as they capture, collar, and relocate desert bighorn to restore a healthy population in West Texas. (Texas Film)
USA | Documentary | 15 minutes | Texas Premiere
Directed by Julie Mallozzi
Two mothers of murdered sons transform their devastating loss into healing for themselves, their families, and their community.
I’d Rather Be Skateboarding
USA | Documentary | 5 minutes | World Premiere
Directed by Tony Perez
Mike Campos, a social worker from Austin, Texas, talks on why and how he has incorporated skateboarding back into his life as an adult. (Texas Film)
USA | Documentary | 10 minutes
Directed by Jeff Bednarz
He grew up on the Navajo reservation with little else besides family, livestock, and his grandfather’s prayer. Derrick Begay has since gone on to take his place as one of the best cowboys around and paved the way for generations of Navajo cowboys to come. (Special screening/out-of-competition)
USA | Documentary | 8 minutes
Directed by Samuel Z. P. Thomas
Gallery owner, Rebekah Hagman, and area artists come together for an art exhibition to support UnBound, a global charity that activates local communities to fight human trafficking. (Texas Film)
New Mexico Rain: The Story of Bill & Bonnie Hearne
USA | Documentary | 26 minutes
Directed by Bunee Tomlinson
New Mexico Rain is a story of the love, tenacity, and talent of Bill and Bonnie Hearne. Bill was legally blind from birth and Bonnie was totally blind, yet they were able to parlay their musical talent into a successful musical career and their love and tenacity into a marriage that stood the test of time. Their unique style of music made them essential acts in the venues around Austin and northern New Mexico. (Texas Film)
This screening is presented by YETI.
Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 3:15 p.m.
Location: Fritztown Cinema – Theater 1
Tickets: $10 individual ticket – at-the-door, as available / All Access Badge and Filmmaker Badge priority seating
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