The second edition of the Crossroads of Texas Film & Music Festival focused on the power of music in film.
Wednesday May 18th:
11AM: Luncheon and Panel Discussion on Music in Film (Chautauqua Auditorium, 400 S. Grand)
3PM: SELENA, (Texas Theater, 110 W. Main)
The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts. Filming locations: Corpus Christi, Houston, San Antonio
7PM: SIR DOUG AND THE GENUINE TEXAS COSMIC GROOVE (Chautauqua Auditorium) Q&A Following with anticipated guest film maker Joe Nick Patoski.
Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove tells the story of Doug Sahm, the wild man musician's musician and unsung hero of Texas music.
Thursday, May 19th:
11AM: BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (Texas Theater, 110 W. Main) Q&A Following with anticipated guest Barry Corbin.
Town Sheriff and regular patron, fights to keep a historical whorehouse open when a TV preacher targets it as the Devils playhouse. Filming locations: Austin, Pflugerville, Hallettsville, College Station
3PM: THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA(Texas Theater, 110 W. Main) Q&A following with anticipated guests Julio Cedillo, Eric Williams.
Ranch hand Pete Perkins looks to fulfill the promise to his recently deceased best friend by burying him in his hometown in Mexico. Filming locations: Big Bend National Park, Lajitas, Monahans, Odessa, Van Horn
6PM: VIP Reception at The Dove’s Nest (105 W. Jefferson)
8:30PM: TRUE STORIES (Outdoors Downtown)
A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial and converges on a local parade and talent show. Filming locations: Dallas, McKinney, Red Oak
Friday, May 20th:
11AM: PURE COUNTRY (Texas Theater, 110 W. Main) Q&A following with special guest Lesley Ann Warren and Screenwriter Rex McGee
Dusty Chandler (played by George Strait) walks away from his over-produced concert tour and finds happiness, love, and himself. Filming locations: Midlothian, Fort Worth, Maypearl, Terrell
3PM: TWO STEP (Texas Theater, 110 W. Main) Q&A following with anticipated guests Alex R. Johnson (writer & director), Jason Douglas, Barry Tubb.
The lives of James, a directionless college dropout, and Webb, a career criminal with his back against the wall, violently collide. Filming location: Austin
7:30PM: Private VIP party with Max Stalling (Odd Fellows Lodge, 208 ½ S. Rogers) Doors open at 7:30; show at 8:15.
Saturday, May 21st:
9AM: VIP Breakfast (College Street Pub, 210 N. College)
10AM: Dedication of Walk of Fame Stars for Ronnie Dawson and Ernest Tubb (Texas Theater, 110 W. Main)
11AM: SECONDHAND LIONS (Texas Theater, 110 W. Main) Q&A Following with anticipated guests Tim McCanlies, Jason Douglas, Morgana Shaw, Joe Dishner.
A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas. Filming locations: Austin, Lockhart, Pflugerville
3PM: TIN CUP (Texas Theater, 110 W. Main)
A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival's girlfriend. Filming locations: Arlington, Houston, Kingwood
Closing night activities:
4-8PM: Food Trucks in Downtown, Carriage Rides, Petting Zoo, Cow Patty Bingo
6-8PM: Street Dance in Downtown with 1100 Springs (no ticket needed for dance)
5-8PM: VIP Tent open with BBQ Supper,
8:30PM: GRAND CHAMPION (Outdoors Downtown) Film introduced by special guest Barry Tubb.
Determined young boy Buddy and his prize-winning steer, Hokey, make their way through the Texas stock show circuit, ultimately winning Grand Champion. When Buddy realizes Hokey’s fate, he kidnaps him and they have a wild adventure across Texas, where they receive help from unlikely sources along the way. Filming locations: Snyder, Marfa, Alpine, Fort Davis, Houston