In "Heimkommen (Coming Home)," a young girl and her brother both deal with the loss of a loved one in very different ways. The film was shot in Germany, where director Micah Magee has been based for the past ten years.
Senior Maqui Gaona is enrolled in the Digital Video program at St. Mary’s Hall. Her film “Burn Spark” will screen as part of the Texas High School Shorts program at SXSW this week. The short film is set in a world where people are programmed to fall in love with only one other person.
“I kind of got the idea from lots of different interpretations of what it means to instantly connect with someone,” she says.
This week, a silent film was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar for the first time in 85 years. The last time that happened was at the first Academy Awards ceremony, and the picture that won was “Wings,” shot right here in San Antonio.
“Wings” is the story of two young men, played by Charles "Buddy" Rogers and Richard Arlen, who enlist in the Army Air Corps during World War I. Released in 1927, it’s been sitting in Paramount’s vault for years. After a lengthy restoration process, the film is now available on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time ever.
Going to the movies is a part of most of our lives. But for many families with special needs, heading out to see the latest blockbuster is not an option.
In the movie business, bigger is better, and the local cineplex features an explosion of bewildering options designed to overwhelm the senses. For most of us, that’s what makes the movies fun – but for others, it can be too much to take.
Vivian Edens is a San Antonio mom whose son, Hunter, has Asperger Syndrome, a disorder on the autism spectrum.