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TPR Cinema Tuesdays

“I sincerely believe that to see good films, and to see important films, is one of  the most profoundly civilizing experiences that we can have as people.” -- Roger Ebert

Each year, Texas Public Radio’s President and CEO, Joyce Slocum, picks one of her favorite movies to show in the “off season” between Cinema Tuesdays summer screenings. This year, Joyce’s Choice is the 1983 film “Tender Mercies.”

“Tender Mercies” stars Robert Duvall in an Oscar-winning performance as Mac Sledge, a down-and-out country singer whose fame has long since dissolved at the bottom of a bottle. He finds a new life and redemption through the love of a lonely widow, played by Tess Harper, and her young son, on the flatlands of north Texas.

Shot on location near Waxahachie, and featuring an Oscar-winning screenplay by Texas native Horton Foote (his second win, after “To Kill A Mockingbird”), “Tender Mercies” is surely in the running as one of the best Texas films of all time.

We’ll be screening “Tender Mercies” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28 at the Santikos Northwest theater. TPR’s Joyce Slocum joins Nathan Cone for a special introduction prior to the movie.

For admission, we suggest a $12 donation for members of TPR, or $17 for non-members. There’s also a give-what-you-can option at the link below:


All proceeds from the Cinema Tuesdays series benefit Texas Public Radio.

The 2023 Cinema Tuesdays series is made possible by Americus Diamond, Stevens Lighting, Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop, Pasha Mediterranean Grill the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture and Frank Sandoval Law. Thank you!