Did you attend our CineBrew screening of “Apollo 13” at Eureka Heights Brew Co? We had a great time watching a wonderful film (and trying some awesome beers!)
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By: Cary Darling, Houston Chronicle
The Houston Cinema Arts Society, the organization behind the Houston Cinema Arts Festival that takes place every fall, is launching a free summer film series called CineBrew. By combining two things that lots of people like a lot — beer and movies — HCAS hopes to appeal to a wide swath of Houstonians looking for entertainment options.
The settings will be local breweries and the films will be from the vaults, all with Texas ties and one even has the name of an area city in its title In fact, that movie — “The Sugarland Express,” Steven Spielberg’s feature theatrical debut from 1974 — kicks off the series at 6:30 p.m. on July 13 at Spindletap Brewery, 10622 Hirsch Rd. in Houston. Based on a true story, the film stars Goldie Hawn as a woman on the run and was partially shot in Sugar Land and Richmond. (And, yes, Spielberg misspelled “Sugar Land.”)
The festival continues at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 with another film partly set in the Lone Star State, “Apollo 13” starring Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Ed Harris and Gary Sinise. This one takes place at Eureka Heights Brewery, 941 W. 18th St., Houston.
The last film in the series will be “School of Rock,” starring Jack Black and directed by Houston-born/Austin-based Richard Linklater, at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 20, at 8th Wonder Brewery, 2202 Dallas St., Houston.
Not part of CineBrew but related because it still involves free movies, Houston Cinema Arts Society is bringing back the family-friendly Julydoscope on July 21 to Discovery Green in downtown Houston after last year’s event was nixed because of bad weather. Screening will be shorts from the CineSpace competition, a film contest sponsored by HCAS in conjunction with NASA. Also, the music organization Opera in the Heights will offer a showcase as will the saxophone quartet Musiqa. The movies will start at sundown.
The Houston Cinema Arts film festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary Nov. 8-12.
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HOUSTON, TX – Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) has an exciting summer of programming on tap for 2018, the year that marks the tenth anniversary of the Houston Cinema Arts Festival. Beginning July 13, HCAS will launch a new series called CineBrew, a brewery showcase that will include feature film screenings, local short films, and the chance to socialize and mingle with friends over cold pints.
The first CineBrew on Friday, July 13 will take place at Spindletap Brewery from 6:30 PM to 9 PM and screen the Steven Spielberg 1974 feature directorial debut The Sugarland Express. Spielberg – who is synonymous with summer cinema with hits like Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Jurassic Park – helped advance his burgeoning career in the early ‘70s with The Sugarland Express, starring Goldie Hawn.
After the cancellation of last year’s Julydoscope due to inclement weather, HCAS will is thrilled to bring back the family-friendly classic to Discovery Green in Downtown Houston on Saturday, June 21 with a dynamic selection of CineSpace shorts spanning the past three years. JULYDOSCOPE 2018 will kick off in proper galactic fashion with a family-friendly showcase by OPERA IN THE HEIGHTS at 7:30 PM, followed by a live saxophone quartet performance by the musical group MUSIQA beginning at approximately 8:00 PM. The screening portion of the evening will commence at sundown with over a dozen short films covering a wide array of genres, themes, and approaches to filmmaking that all revolve around the utilization of NASA imagery from its half-century spanning archives. Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse will host the evening.
CineBrew will blast off again in August at Eureka Heights Brewery with a screening of the iconic film Apollo 13. The brewery’s “Space Train” IPA will make for the perfect complement to the Ron Howard Oscar-winning drama. The August CineBrew will be held on Saturday, August 25 from 6 pm to 9 pm.
“The Houston Cinema Arts Society is excited to expand its programming during the summer months with the launch of CineBrew and the return of Julydoscope,” commented HCAS Executive Director Patrick Kwiatkowski. He added, “With CineBrew, HCAS is hoping to expand its reach into more alternative screening spaces and embrace the Greater Houston area with films – both in terms of venues as well as the Houston landscapes in cinema. Houston is a sprawling and layered city with many different event spaces, and HCAS hopes to create event programming that serves geographically, economically, and culturally diverse communities.”
A third CineBrew event will conclude the series in the fall at 8th Wonder Brewery on Thursday, September 20 from 7:30 pm to 10 pm with a screening of Rick Linklater’s 2003 film School of Rock, which celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2018.
For more information about CineBrew.
For more information about JULYDOSCOPE 2018.
HCAS is dedicated to presenting innovative films, media installations, and performances that celebrate the artistic process and enrich Houston’s culture and urban vitality. Through year-round programming, its annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival, and its co-sponsored shorts competition CineSpace with NASA, HCAS aims to provide a platform for film in Houston and unite the arts through film.
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