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Hyperreal Film Club Presents: TEXAS FILM IN FOCUS

Hyperreal Film Club Presents: TEXAS FILM IN FOCUS

By Hyperreal Film Club
Native Texan and film enthusiast Samantha Rae Lopez explores the vibrant film community in Texas through interviews and personal stories from the people who make the indie scene run. From independently owned theaters to off-the-wall media makers, we'll cover a wide range of topics that shows off the homegrown talent in the Lone Star state. Tune in to Hyperreal Film Club presents: Texas Film in Focus each week to learn about why there's more to the state than chainsaws and cowboys.
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Ep 12 | That's a Wrap! - Series Finale
The grand finale is upon us!! It's been a wild ride exploring as much of Texas film at break neck speed as possible. In Episode 12 of Hyperreal Film Club presents: Texas Film in Focus, Sam (@sraelopez) closes out the series with creatives suggested by you! Listen to guests Jennifer Bracy, C.Diaz, and Hyperreal co-founder David McMichael speak on their distinctive communities and projects. Episode 12 transcript and show notes can be found here: https://bit.ly/TexFilmInFocus12
01:15:08
September 17, 2021
Ep 11 | Economic Impact of Media
Tax incentives or production rebates? Which is it!? What do they really mean and how do we get our hands on that $$$?? In Episode 11 of Hyperreal Film Club presents: Texas Film in Focus, Sam (@sraelopez) demystifies incentives with guests Lindsey Ashley, Kim Le Blanc, Mindy Raymond, and Drew Mayer-Oakes and explores what regional film commissions in Texas bring to the equation. Episode 11 transcript and show notes can be found here: https://bit.ly/TexFilmInFocus11
53:36
September 10, 2021
Title: Ep 10 | Filmmakers & Artists
In Episode 10 of Hyperreal Film Club presents: Texas Film in Focus Sam (@sraelopez) stops and takes a closer peek into the careers and creative processes of guests Ya'ke Smith, Guillermina Zabala, Jay Roff-Garcia, Evelyn from the Internets, and Kelly Williams. Episode 10 transcript and show notes can be found here: https://bit.ly/TexFilmInFocus10
45:46
September 3, 2021
Ep 9 | Women in Film Part 2
You think we could fit all our women empowerment in just one episode? You must be joking! In Episode 9 of Hyperreal Film Club presents: Texas Film in Focus, Sam (IG: @sraelopez) talks to Gail Cronauer, Stephanie Saint Sanchez, Angie Reza Tures, Iliana Sosa, Chelsea Hernandez, and Laura Kincaid — another round of amazing women on their experiences evolving and breaking through that glass ceiling.   Episode 9 transcript and show notes can be found here: https://bit.ly/TexFilmInFocus9
01:12:38
August 27, 2021
Ep 8 | Women in Film Part 1
Who run the world? Y'all know we had to put the spotlight on the badass women in the industry. In Episode 8 of Hyperreal Film Club presents: Texas Film in Focus, Sam (IG: @sraelopez) along with guests Mirasol Enriquez, Gail Cronauer, Giselle De La Rosa, and Cristin Stephens tackle the truth behind what it's like to be a woman in the Texas film industry. Episode 8 transcript and show notes can be found here: https://bit.ly/TexFilminFocus8
45:48
August 20, 2021
Ep 7 | Preservation, Criticism, & Academia
Sam takes a step back and looks at the bigger picture of how to expand our horizon of expectation when talking about film.  In Episode 7 of Hyperreal Film Club presents: Texas Film in Focus, guests Michael Thievoldt, Caroline Frick, Marisa Mirabal, Mirasol Enriquez, and Ya'ke Smith, help probe fresh perspectives on the topics of archival preservation, film criticism, and academia in Texas. Episode 7 transcript and show notes can be found here: https://bit.ly/TexFilmInFocus7
59:16
August 13, 2021
Ep 6 | LGBTQ+ Visibility
Film broadens our scope of how we view ourselves and those around us. In Episode 6 of Hyperreal Film Club presents: Texas Film in Focus, Sam (IG: @sraelopez) looks at the Texas film scene through the lens of LGBTQ+ in terms of identity, visibility, and access with guests Curran Nault, Kristian Salinas, Stephanie Saint Sanchez, Bears Rebecca Fonte, and Yen Tan. Episode 6 transcript and show notes can be found here: https://bit.ly/TexFilmInFocus6 Click here to give Sam a lead for the last ep: https://bit.ly/SuggestSomething
57:28
August 6, 2021
Ep 5 | Youth Camps and Showcases
The future of film lies in the hands of the next generation of storytellers. In Episode 5 of Hyperreal Film Club presents: Texas Film in Focus, Sam (IG: @sraelopez) gets at the heart of youth programs & showcases with guests Emily Hagins, Sylvia Butanda, Bears Rebecca Fonte, Linda Seto, Frank Sanchez, Guillermina Zabala, and Esmeralda Hernandez. Episode 5 transcript and show notes can be found here: https://bit.ly/TexFilmInFocus5
01:06:50
July 30, 2021
Ep 4 | Video Stores and Curated Exhibitions
Where to worship at the altar of cinema?  From video stores to pop up screenings, Episode 4 of Hyperreal Film Club presents: Texas Film in Focus explores the role of curation and community in an individual’s proficiency in film. Host Samantha Rae Lopez taps into the minds of Jay Roff-Garcia, Rick Martinez, Maxim Pozderac, and Chale Nafus on the subject. Episode 4 transcript and show notes can be found here: https://bit.ly/TexFilmInFocus4
52:44
July 23, 2021
Ep 3 | Filmmaker Support
Show me the money! Episode 3 of Hyperreal Film Club presents: Texas Film in Focus tracks down the essentials all filmmakers need, community support, and project funding.  Sam talks to Michelle Mower, Alfred Cervantes, Holly Herrick, Erica Deiparine Sugars, and Faiza Kracheni on what makes the film community in Texas so unique and how they do their part to keep the cameras rolling. Episode 3 transcript and show notes can be found here: https://bit.ly/TexFilmInFocus3
45:38
July 16, 2021
Ep 2 | Fest People
Coming back for more? Episode 2 of Hyperreal Film Club presents: Texas Film in Focus will not disappoint. Sam (IG: @sraelopez) admits her deep dark secret of being... a FEST person *dun dun dun!*  Find out what it means to be a fest person and learn all about the inner workings of film festivals in Texas. David Gil, Jean Anne Lauer, Alfred Cervantes, Kelly Williams, Linda & Harry Eaddy, and Giselle de la Rosa help us navigate the festival landscape and all of its offerings. Episode 2 transcript and show notes can be found here: https://bit.ly/TexFilmInFocusEp2
50:38
July 9, 2021
Ep 1 | Cinema Houses
In the first episode of Hyperreal Film Club Presents: Texas Film in Focus, Samantha Rae Lopez (IG: @sraelopez) starts us on her journey into the Texas film landscape by spotlighting movie theaters. Along with guests David Gil, Alfred Cervantes, Michelle Mower, and Jazmyne Moreno, Samantha dives into several different cinemas, big and small, and how important programming is to their identities. Episode 1 transcript and show notes can be found here: https://bit.ly/TexFilmInFocusEp1
43:48
July 2, 2021