Houston Film Commission's Retro Showcase

Presented with the Houston Film Commission and SWAMP

May 6, 2020, 07:00 PM Virtual Screening Free Buy Tickets

HCAS is partnering with the Houston Film Commission and SWAMP to present Houston Film Commission's Retro Showcase, a blast from the past FREE virtual screening engagement with live Q&A! Participants will receive a vimeo link emailed to them on Tuesday morning, May 5th, that will be good to watch through Thursday night, May 7th. And on May 6th at 7pm CST on the Houston Cinema Arts Youtube Page, Alfred Cervantes will join filmmakers Joe Grisaffi, Peter Lucas, Cressandra Thibodeaux, and Brian Huberman for a virtual Q&A!

Death and a Salesman

After buying airtime on a local radio station, used car salesman Jack Howard realizes he couldn't sell a car to save his life.

Country, Year United States,
DirectorJoe Grisaffi
LanguageEnglish
Runtime MINS, SECS
GenreShort
SubjectFilm
Event TypeCompilation, Film

now here

Shot on 16mm and Super-8 film in New York City and various locations in Central and East Texas, this independent, lo-fi experimental film is a dream-like wandering through two different interwoven realities. Featuring Defriem Charvis, Now Here was directed, photographed, and edited by Peter Lucas with the assistance of Nozomu Suwa. Original sound and music by Peter Lucas with contributions from violinist Zach Carrettin and composer/arranger Eddy Holbizal. Special thanks to Ed Bowes at School of Visual Arts and Celia Lightfoot at S.W.A.M.P.

Country, Year United States, 1997
DirectorPeter Lucas
LanguageEnglish
Runtime20 MINS, SECS
GenreShort
SubjectFilm
Event TypeCompilation, Film

Three Minutes on a Bus

A young girl is exposed to society's indifference as she rides the bus with her mother.

Country, Year United States, 1997
DirectorCressandra Thibodeaux
LanguageEnglish
Runtime8 MINS, SECS
GenreShort
SubjectFilm
Event TypeCompilation, Film

Third Ward Blues

Third Ward Blues explores the birthing ground of four internationally famous blues guitarists: Albert Collins, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Johnny Clyde Copeland, and Joe "Guitar" Huges. These musicians grew up within three blocks of each other in the Third Ward area of Houston, and the film portrays their personal and professional influence on one another. The film provides a glimpse into the personalities of the men creating this uniquely American music.

Country, Year United States, 1999
DirectorHeather Korb
LanguageEnglish
Runtime29 MINS, SECS
GenreDocumentary, Short
SubjectFilm
Event TypeCompilation, Film