South Texas Underground Film Festival

Sunday, Apr 11, 2021 at 12:00pm

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi
7601 S Staples Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78413

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STUFF, Alamo Drafthouse, 4 DAYS

South Texas Underground Film Festival(STUFF), is organized by artists of different mediums for artists of different mediums. (South Texas Underground Film(STUF)(Texas Non-Profit) and Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) / Del Mar College (DMC) Chapter(501c3).

4 days over 80 Films Screening at STUFF9 in the Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi!


Lunch-Time Feature with Shorts: 12:00pm – 3:00pm:

A Break for Impact | Christine Kane. 58 min. Texas Premiere
In  the Spring of 2020, a legal studies professor and a group of students  from Florida journey to the US- Mexico border during an "alternative  spring break" experience and embed themselves within organizations  fighting the growing humanitarian crisis. They discover a series of  harrowing facts about the treatment and fate of Central American asylum  seekers.

Plays with:

Gay as in Happy: A Queer Anti-Tragedy | Jordana Valerie Allen-Shim. 3 min.
An  award-winning experimental autoethnographic documentary about queer  joy, resistance, and resilience in the face of abuse, trauma, and  transphobia.

ebb and flow | Georgia Krause. 5 min.
Amidst  a heated immigration debate, a South Texas community fights to protect  the hundreds of species of butterflies that live in duality between the  US/Mexico border.

NEW World Water [Murders in Flint] | Oscar Sanders. 13 min. Texas Premiere
Two  outspoken poets are murdered in the midst of the Flint Water Crisis. An  investigation ensues in this social justice spoken word film

Fracking  Beyond Science | Sabrina Habib. 3 min. Texas Premiere
Scientist and  Texas residents weigh in on living near hydraulic fracturing.

Chesty and Opal | Jack Truman. 11 min. World Premiere
2  burlesque legends talk about the golden years of burlesque. Burlesque  legends Chesty Morgan and Wild Star share memories from their dancing  days in the 60's and '70's. A hilarious, eye-opening, shocking  underground short film, CHESTY and OPAL opens the audience's eyes to a  lost era.

One Sweatshop Story | Natalia Moreno-Campos. 9 min.
The story of how the Shirtwaist fire tragedy affected the fabric of every worker.

70 Years of Blackness: The Untangling of Race & Adoption | Christopher Windfield. 30 min.
Verda  Byrd has been living her entire life as a black woman. Only until the  age of 70 Verda made a shocking discovery. She was adopted and her  biological parents were actually white. 70 Years of Blackness takes a  look into Verda's story while examining the effects race played within  the adoption industry.

Matinee Animation/Experimental Shorts: 4:00pm – 6:00pm:

I am not Alice but here is Wonderland | Mahdieh sadat Ahmadi soleimani. 6 min.
Alice  has friends such as the tree and the birds which has drawn them on a  wall. She finds her mother and father and friends on small planets in  space, she finds herself on the "little prince" planet with the only  Rose flower on it.

Oxygen | Rocky Grispen, Violette Belzer. 11 min.
On  a faraway planet, home to Bobtors, an astronaut-doctor suffers from a  lack of oxygen. To survive she has to pay the highest price as a human  and as a doctor.

The Bigger the Hoop | Francesca. 1 min.
An  experimental film about the experiences of women: the place we use to  hold in society and the derogatory terms used to try and place women  back in that "traditional" societal role.

Camera Sick | Jeremy Moss. 14 min. Texas Premiere
Grain  size criteria. Pixels in space. The earth spins while bodies and  cameras wind and rotate on its surface. Sand particles infest recording  devices scratching unravelling celluloid. The camera and its operator  transform from seers to ecstatic performers.

House Pieces | Christine Lucy Latimer. 3 min. Texas Premiere
Years  ago, my Mother sold her house in Woodstock, Ontario. Hundreds of high  dynamic range digital photos were taken to provide to the real estate  agent for the online sale listing. The images were left on an SD card  that was strangely stored and subject to firmware incompatibility (or  some other manner of environmental degradation).

Lairs | Emma Penaz Eisner. 2 min. Texas Premiere
Lairs, layers, liars: In this poetry film, hatred insidiously supplants a couple's love.

Exit Strategy #5 | Kym McDaniel. 8 min. Texas Premiere
To  desire; to bleed; to burn from the inside out and commit to someone  new. The fifth in a series regarding my ability to cope with my  emotional and physical traumas.

No Regrets from My Time as a Werewolf | Kaitlin Martin. 3 min. Texas Premiere
A dream inside a castle.

Anacronte | Raúl Koler, Emiliano Sette. 15 min.
Anacronte  and the Sorcerers of Evil, without any emotion and fulfilling their  destiny, they put to test humanity's happiness in a struggle that, in  short, has each of us as winners and losers

Wrath | John-Daniel Arauz. 14 min. Texas Premiere
With  society on the brink of collapse, state prisoners are sentenced to  dangerous labour tasks within the walls of an abandoned city, haunted by  phantoms of the past.

Night Feature with Shorts 7:00pm – 10:00pm:

Companion | John Darbonne. 93 min. World Premiere
Across  a post-apocalyptic landscape haunted by spirits known as Companions, a  guilt-stricken woman must choose to abandon her husband or die with him.

Plays with:

The Customer is Always Wrong | Daniel Egnal. 20 min. World Premiere
A quick dive into a seemingly controversial store in South Texas.

BY MOTHLIGHT | Jamie Garcia. 15 min. World Premiere
ALESSA wakes up lost, disoriented and encounters a dark entity, THE KING. We follow her slow descent to madness.

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