22nd San Antonio Film Festival heads into final two days

By Evy Ramos of WOAI New 4 San Antonio

If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, head on over to the Tobin Center for the 22nd Annual San Antonio Film Festival. Adam Rocha is the executive director of the event.

“If you’re interested in learning about Hollywood. If you’ve always had that hankering to get involved in the movie business this is the place to do it. You can hang out with celebrities, you can hang out with executives and learn how they do it in Hollywood and we’re doing it here in San Antonio,” said Rocha.

This weekend is the final two days of the event, featuring 145 films from around the world.

“We’ve been around for 22 years, this is the largest film festival in south Texas, we’re very proud of that. And it’s happening this weekend at the Tobin Center. And it’s a very beautiful facility. We have three screenings going on simultaneously,” explained Rocha.

Saturday night meet Gil Birmingham, a San Antonio native and actor featured in Hell or High Water with Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine. Then watch the San Antonio premiere of the film. On Sunday, 90-year-old San Antonio native Maricia Nasatir will be given a lifetime achievement award for her work in the film industry. She was the first executive at a major Hollywood studio; United Artists back in the 70’s.

“She green-lit Rocky, Apocalypse Now, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and she was also the producer of the Big Chill,” Rocha explained.

There are also free workshops going on. This is definitely an event you don’t want to miss!

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