Cinema Club hosting fajita fundraiser today
To commemorate the end of “early bird” prices for VIP badges to Lost River Film Fest, chicken fajitas will be sold at AquaBrew for $10 with all the fixings, including veggie options, on Thursday in a close-out of the brewpub’s surrealism art exhibit.
Cinema Club, the town’s film society, will feature classic short films of the surrealist canon — Luis Buñuel, Maya Deren, Man Ray — and an event-specific, audio/video collaboration between Gus Mauldin and Joe Krupa as well as a musical set by Holiday Indians. The meal commences outside at 7 p.m.
Dinner proceeds benefit the 501c3 group’s annual undertaking of Lost River Film Festival, a four-day series of new, international, independent cinema with numerous special events across town, from school-district-wide essay contests to workshops to BMX spectacles, unique concerts to cinematically-inspired, provocative dance performance.
VIP badges enable participants access to all events, plus special gatherings with filmmakers, featuring free food and beverages, each day over the long weekend, in various charming downtown San Marcos venues. Until Friday, VIP badges are $125, when they rise to $150.
In 2017, over 1,000 people attended the inaugural Lost River Film Fest — this year primarily housed inside The Price Center’s elegant ballroom.
The fest offers several events free to the community: Cuauthemoc Hall, graced in holiday decor, hosts a special Dia de los Muertos screening of COCO, to coincide with the culmination of a citywide student writing contest on the importance of family and culture, while Cinema Club will reprise their smash-hit exposition WHEELZ & REELZ: X-Games-winning BMX athletes, including world champ Chase Hawk, conducting sky-defying ramp tricks to complement wheels-themed cinema.
Lost River Film Fest is made possible by contributions from Main Street, the San Marcos Arts Commission, Grande, Planet K and the Fine Arts school at Texas State University. More info at Lost River Film Fest's website.