Indie Film Series | Sunday, February 12, 2017

In partnership with Fritztown Cinema, the Hill Country Film Society and the Film Festival will host a FREE screening on Sunday, February 12 at 5:30 p.m.

FILM INFO:
The Houston Film Commission curates Texas-made short films for their Texas Filmmaker Showcase each year. This year includes the following eight films:

  • Breakfast in Bed (d. Payton Thropp)
    A young girl faces changes in her family with bravery and hope.
  • Hit and Run (d. Jason Neulander)
    In this Lovecraft-inspired short, Katie finds an amulet by the side of the road and suffers the consequences of picking it up.
  • Jackdaw (d. Travis Champagne)
    A father mourns the one-year anniversary of his wife’s disappearance.
  • Jenny and Tom (d. Ford Gunter)
    Jenny and Tom have found the happiness that eludes others by living life on their own terms, but sometimes doubt comes from the warmest of places.
  • Minor Setback (d. Augustine Frizzell)
    High school dropouts and best friends, Jessie and Angela come up with a brilliant excuse to skip out on work so they can spend a day at the beach. Laying in the sand is so close they can almost taste it until something unexpected goes down.
  • More Than Four Hours (d. Bryan Poyser)
    On his first day on the job, a high school algebra teacher mixes up his medications to disastrous results
  • Peor Es Nada (Nothings Worse) (d. Gabriel Duran)
    Marco is a family man who has nothing left in Mexico. Motivated to get to the U.S. to reunite with his wife and newborn child by any means possible, Marco makes a deal with a local coyote. He ends up in the U.S. not knowing how he got there. With a metal box attached to his arm, he must find his way to his family.
  • Sound and Time (d. Angela and Mark Walley)
    Inspired by his sensitivity to sound at a very young age, artist Justin Boyd has been recording and working with sound and music since the mid90s. This film follows Boyd as he actively captures field recordings for integration of sound with found objects.

SCREENING DETAILS:
Date/Time: Sunday, February 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Fritztown Cinema | 2254 US HWY 87 S, Fredericksburg
Cost: Free; donations benefiting the Hill Country Film Society will be accepted

Doors open at 5:15 p.m.; seating is first come, first serve.


Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Fun After 5 | Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Hill Country Film Society is proud to co-sponsor the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Fun After 5. Chamber members and those interested in becoming members are welcome to attend this networking event.
DETAILS:

    • Thursday, February 16 | 5 p.m.
    • Providence Hall | 406 Post Oak Rd, Fredericksburg

Film Affäre | Friday, March 3, 2017

Join us for this culinary journey through film.

In partnership with Hoffman Haus, Otto’s German Bistro and Pedernales Cellars, Film Affäre will explore the convergence of food and film with guest speaker, Tom Provost.

Tom Provost, award-winning filmmaker, Pepperdine University film professor and food blogger, takes guests on a journey exploring how we can experience food through film.

Using short clips from a wide genre of films, Tom guides guests through a process of viewing a movie through the lens of food as well as savoring food through the lens of film. Film clips and conversation are paired to a 5-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Judd Wood of Otto’s.

Tickets are $125 per person; Seating is limited.

Learn more about Film Affäre.


Indie Film Series | Sunday, March 5, 2017

In partnership with Fritztown Cinema, the Hill Country Film Society and the Film Festival will host a FREE screening on Sunday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m.

FILM INFO:
THE OTHER KIDS is a is a raw, intimate look into the struggles of six small-town teens on the verge of high school graduation. The film is a bold and original hybrid of fiction & non-fiction in which real teenagers collaborated with director Chris Brown to tell their own gripping, personal stories.

The cast was composed entirely of real teens who based their characters and their stories on elements and aspects of their own lives and their own struggles. Variety describes the film as “refreshingly well-observed.”

SCREENING DETAILS:
Date/Time: Sunday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Fritztown Cinema | 2254 US HWY 87 S, Fredericksburg
Cost: Free; donations benefiting the Hill Country Film Society will be accepted

Doors open at 5:15 p.m.; seating is first come, first serve.


Summer Film Camp | Monday, June 12 – Thursday, June 15

In partnership with Fredericksburg Independent School District Community Education Program, we are excited to host the third annual film camp for students going into 8th-12th grades. Campers will learn about filmmaking, from start to finish, and will create their own short film. Campers, family and friends are invited to screen the film on Saturday, June 17 at Fritztown Cinema.

Registration will be open soon. To learn more about camp and student made short films, visit here.

CAMP DETAILS:
Date/Time: Monday, June 12 – Thursday, June 15 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Fredericksburg High School, Room 401 | 1107 HWY 16 S, Fredericksburg
Cost: $99 per student (please bring a sack lunch; snacks included)