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 CYCLE by Jesus Nunez

CYCLE by Jesus Nunez

SHORTS 1

FRIDAY SEPT 14th (10:30am - 12:30pm)

EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART
1 Arts Festival Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901

Short Films:

  • With My Own Two Hands (Michael Barocas)

  • Haruspex (Anthony Salgado)
  • Mr. Zoot Suit (Chan'Cellore Makanjuola)
  • Hipster Romance (Doug Cox) 
  • Contigo (Luis Valdovino & Dan Boord)
  • Duck A Cola (Carlos Tejeda)
  • Cycle (Jesus Nunez)
  • Human Dropout (Mark Martinez)
  • Missing (Carlos Tejeda)
  • Sepia (Vicente Almuna)
  • Monkey (Troy Lustick)
  • Gatekeeper (Gerry Facio)

 BLOOD STAINS by Blake Vez

BLOOD STAINS by Blake Vez

SHORTS 2

FRIDAY SEPT 14th (1:30pm - 3:30PM)

EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART
1 Arts Festival Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901

Short Films:

  • Blood Stains (Blake Vaz)

  • The Hound (Andrew Jara)
  • Pen (Carlos Corral)
  • Scratch (Henry Arrambide) 
  • The Arrangements (Kim McKean)
  • Cowboy (Boise Esquerra)
  • GRAY (Preet Sinh)

 dir David Blue Garcia

dir David Blue Garcia

TEJANO

FRIDAY SEPT 14th (7:00pm)

PHILANTHROPY THEATER
125 W Mills Ave, El Paso, TX 79901

Desperate, Javi crosses into Mexico and contacts Lorena’s brother Adelio for help. Adelio, is a vain, unpredictable member of a rising cartel. He agrees to introduce Javi to the head of his cartel, Gloria. Gloria recruits Javi as a drug mule but tests his loyalty with one option: break his arm, wrap it in a cast made of cocaine and send him across the border to collect $10,000. Feeling like it is his only option. Javi agrees. As Javi makes his way back home the cartel is already on their way to meet him and his bedridden grandfather. 

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 dir. Mark Dennis & Ben Foster

dir. Mark Dennis & Ben Foster

TIME TRAP

FRIDAY SEPT 14th (9:45Pm)

PHILANTHROPY THEATER
125 W Mills Ave, El Paso, TX 79901

A group of students venture into the deep caves of remote Texas to locate a favorite archaeology professor who inexplicably has gone missing while searching for the Fountain of Youth. In the course of their pursuit, the group unwittingly rappels into a break in the space-time continuum, where time passes much slower than on the surface. Upon returning to the surface, they discover thousands of years have passed, with all of humanity having evacuated Earth for a new colony on Mars. With no hope for rescue, they descend further into the cave and uncover the most coveted urban legend in history and find themselves in the crossfire for it’s control.

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 ARE YOU VOLLEYBALL? by Mohammad Bakhshi

ARE YOU VOLLEYBALL? by Mohammad Bakhshi

SHORTS 3

SATURDAY SEPT 15th (10:30Am - 12:30PM)

EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART
1 Arts Festival Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901

Short Films:

  • Are You Volleyball? (Mohammad Bakhshi)

  • Nocturne (Marcus Cox)
  • Scafell Pike (Julian Cavett)
  • Reaper (Andre Aguilar) 
  • Parade of Dreams (Chris Hanna)
  • La Casitas de Mati (Rayell Abad Guangorena)
  • Rosario (Marlén Ríos-Farjat)
  • Postcards from Nowhere (Ben Cluse)
  • Sunrise (Diego Rico)

 LA ELIMINADORA by PJ Gaynard

LA ELIMINADORA by PJ Gaynard

SHORTS 4

SATURDAY SEPT 15th (1:30pm - 3:30PM)

EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART
1 Arts Festival Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901

Short Films:

  • Slow Wallet (Sheridan O'Donnell)

  • El Dragon (Krisstian de Lara)
  • Para Ellos (Christian Contreras & Victora De La Torre)
  • Shot (Adrian Auld) 
  • La Eliminadora (PJ Gaynard)
  • The Life Unseen (J. Genaro Limon)
  • La Loteria (Isaac Marquez)
  • Foober (Chad Beaty)
  • Nacido De Nuevo (Evan Kaufmann)

 dir Matt Ogens

dir Matt Ogens

HOME + AWAY

SATURDAY SEPT 15th (6:00Pm)

PLAZA THEATER
125 W Mills Ave, El Paso, TX 79901

This is a story about the search for the American dream on the extreme edge of the nation. For the kids of El Paso’s Bowie high, it’s a dream inspired by family, fueled by sports, and deeply complicated by the US/Mexican border – the fault-line between two worlds. Sports is at the heart of the film – for these kids it’s a way of building community and belonging, learning to overcome adversity, and build self-respect and confidence. Bowie High’s sports programs don’t have the resources of other schools – kids and coaches struggle to make ends meet, even paying out of pocket for equipment. Sports anchors the film, it’s both a core theme and a narrative through-line. It’s a way of visualizing the kids’ challenges and victories in an active, dynamic way. A way of bringing to life their spirit, their efforts to overcome the challenges they face – as the border’s many challenges threaten to disrupt this community.  It’s through their experiences that we’ll begin to understand the precarious world of the borderland, and it’s through sports that we’ll see their hopes, their heartbreaks and their triumphs.

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 dir Dr. Steve Mims

dir Dr. Steve Mims

RUN LIKE THE DEVIL

SATURDAY SEPT 15th (9:00Pm)

PLAZA THEATER
125 W Mills Ave, El Paso, TX 79901

RUN LIKE THE DEVIL examines the surprisingly heated 2018 Cruz-O’Rourke Texas Senate race and takes a revealing non-partisan deep dive into the stories of the candidates and their political parties during a period of historic national political tumult. Intimate campaign trail interviews with Cruz and O’Rourke interwoven with stories from political insiders including Mark McKinnon, Evan Smith and David Richards creates a vivid and entertaining (sometimes hysterical) document of a uniquely Texan political tale. 

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 WINDOWS by Maru Buendia-Senties

WINDOWS by Maru Buendia-Senties

SHORTS 5

SUNDAY SEPT 16th (12:30pm - 1:30PM)

EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART
1 Arts Festival Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901

Short Films:

  • While You Were In A Coma (Jean Paul Labbe)

  • Mosca (Lizette Barrera)
  • WINDOWS (Maru Buendia-Senties)
  • ODESSA (Sean Michael Turrell)
  • Wolff's Law (Sheridan O'Donnell)

 dir Paul Kramer

dir Paul Kramer

YOU CAN'T SAY NO

SUNDAY SEPT 16th (2:30pm - 4:30PM)

EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART
1 Arts Festival Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901

After fourteen years, the fire that brought the fun-loving and formerly adventurous Hank Murphy (Hus Miller) and Alexandra 'Alex' Murphy (Marguerite Moreau) together has gone cold. Their home is for sale and the couple has fallen into an estranged and apathetic routine. They are getting divorced. Desperate for inspiration, Hank takes off on a road trip to visit his eccentric father, Buck (Peter Fonda), in the wine country of Sonoma, California. Finally feeling a sense of freedom on the road, Hank meets Allison (Ingrid Vollset), whose wanderlust represents what Hank thinks has been missing from his life.