Tuesday, July 29th 8pm
Cine El Rey Theatre
311 S. 17th St.
McAllen, TX 78501
The Texas Independent Film Network, in conjunction with CineSol Film Festival presents a night of short films. This is part of TIFN's summer tour, designed to bring independent and arthouse cinema to communities throughout Texas. The program of short films includes HELLION, THE KARMAN LINE, A HELL OF A NOTE, and SEE THE DIRT. Austin Film Society programmer Lars Nilsen will accompany the program and introduce the films.
HELLION (2012, Directed by Kat Candler, 6min.): Two brothers misbehave to the point of ridiculousness and their put-upon father must find a way to cope with them. The acclaimed short, made in part with Austin Film Society funds, has since been expanded into a feature film to be released this year.
THE KARMAN LINE (2014, Directed by Oscar Sharp, 24min.): This magical-realist fable tells the story of a middle-aged mother who begins to levitate slightly one day and begins to rise ever so slightly.
A HELL OF A NOTE (1977, Directed by Eagle Pennell, 28 min.): A pair of good old boys swears off work and go on a tear at a local saloon. This is one of the key works made by Austin filmmaker Eagle Pennell, who has been called one of the fathers of the American independent cinema.
SEE THE DIRT (2012, Directed by Erik Mauck and Chelsea Hernandez, 16 min.): A charming low-budget documentary about a 14 year old boy in Georgetown, Texas who has an unusual hobby: collecting vacuum cleaners.
About the Texas Independent Film Network:
The Texas Independent Film Network (TIFN) is a statewide coalition of film societies, universities and independent theatres united for the purpose of screening regionally relevant independent and arthouse film. The Austin Film Society has operated TIFN since 2011. More information here.