Paz De La Huerta

 Paz de la Huerta is an American actress and model. De la Huerta is notable for her roles in the films The Cider House Rules (1999), A Walk to Remember (2002), Choke (2008), Enter the Void (2009), and Nurse 3D (2013), and for her role as Lucy Danziger in the HBO drama series Boardwalk Empire.

BARE -Screening Friday April 6, 8p at UHV Alcorn Auditorium

  • A young girl in Nevada becomes romantically involved with a female drifter who introduces her to a life of stripping, drugs, and metaphysical experiences that teach her what happens when real life catches up with dark fantasy.

Paz De La Huerta will be in attendance for Q&A following the screening.

C.M (Carty) Talkington - Epic Texan Award Winner

 C.M. (Carty) Talkington is true Texas filmmaker. He is best known for his film, Love & a .45. Produced in 1994 Love  & a .45 garnered Carty the attention of Quinton Tarrantino at the Stockholm Film Festival where Pulp Fiction was screening. Twenty-One years later Tarrantino still brings up this film in major magazine interviews. He has been called Quinton’s greatest imitator, yet his film came out the same year as Pulp Fiction and before Natural Born Killers. He is a major talent, and still tours with his band Texas Radio. We felt he should be the recipient of our first ever Epic Texan Award, and the festival

Rory Cochrane was born in New York on February 28, 1972, but spent his childhood in England. He then returned to the United States and was educated in New York City and trained in the drama department of NYC's LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts. He is known for his role as Slater in DAZED AND CONFUSED and Billy Mack Black in LOVE & A .45. He played opposite Johnny Depp in BLACK MASS and with Ben Affleck in Argo. His new film, HOSTILES will be in theaters in 2018. 

Rory Cochrane

Opening Night Films

Brimstone and Glory - Documentary

The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico is a site of festivity unlike any other in the world. In celebration of San Juan de Dios, patron saint of firework makers, conflagrant revelry engulfs the town for ten days. Artisans show off their technical virtuosity, up­ and-comers create their own rowdy, lo­fi combustibles, and dozens of teams build larger-than-life papier-mâché bulls to parade into the town square, adorned with fireworks that blow up in all directions. More than three quarters of Tultepec’s residents work in pyrotechnics, making the festival more than revelry for revelry’s sake. It is a celebration that anchors a way of life built around a generations-old, homegrown business of making fireworks by hand. For the people of Tultepec, the National Pyrotechnic Festival is explosive celebration, unrestrained delight and real peril. Plunging headlong into the fire, BRIMSTONE & GLORY honors the spirit of Tultepec’s community and celebrates celebration itself. 

Edited by Affonso Gonçalves and scored by Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin, the creative team of BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. 

Savage Youth - Narrative Feature

 A brutal examination of doomed youth exiled to society's edge, "Savage Youth" portrays the lives of six troubled teens in a racially-divided small town while events take a violent turn over drugs and broken hearts. Starring Grace Victoria Cox ("Heathers", "Twin Peaks"), Tequan Richmond ("General Hospital", "Everybody Hates Chris"), Will Brittain ("Everybody Wants Some!!"), Chloe Levine ("House of Cards"), The film is based on true events, from the director's hometown of Joiet.


VIP Badges get you access to all the films, parties, panels and free drinks and food at our VIP Lounge. Badges are $150 each and $250 for a pair. Victoria Film Society Members and Students get a $25 discount on single VIP Badges. Wristbands are only $30 and get you a seat at every movie and admission to the Friday night after party at Rosebud and admission to the Awards Ceremony on Saturday night at the Welder Center. Victoria Film Society members and students can purchase wristbands for only $20. VIP Badges and Wristbands are on sale now at the Welder Center box office located at 214 N. Main Street or at Rosebud Records & Grill located at 102 S. Main. Badges are also available online. 


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