David Blue Garcia,
Directed by the Austin-based David Blue Garcia, the thriller Tejano finds a South Texas farmhand in such desperate need of money that he agrees to serve as a mule for a Mexican drug cartel. But things go wrong for Javi almost from the get-go, and he finds himself in trouble on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Patrick Mackie stars as Javi in Tejano, which native South Texan David Blue Garcia shot in the Rio Grande Valley and Nuevo Progreso Mexico. The cast also includes Roland Uribe as Javi’s grandfather Arturo, Mayra Leal as Javi’s Mexican girlfriend Lorena, and Adrian Gonzalez and drug cartel henchman Adelio. Tejano will screen 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Jan. 16, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 17, 11 a.m. Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22, and 8:35 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Violet Crown Cinema with director David Blue Garcia in attendance for Q&As after each screening. David Blue Garcia is a cinematographer who shot An Ordinary Family, The Bystander Theory, and last year’s Blood Fest. Garcia conceived the story for Tejano and House of Straw and Sprites director Kyle Bogart wrote the screenplay. Garcia served as the cinematographer for Bogart’s 2009 feature film debut Artois the Goat.
Aired: Jan. 17, 2019