The City of Waxahachie, along with the Waxahachie Convention and Visitors Bureau, are proud to announce the lineup for the 2016 Crossroads of Texas Film Festival. This year’s festival will be held May 18-21, 2016 and will include an all-star lineup of Texas-made films. The festival theme this year is “Music in Film” and the films featured are musicals, about musicians, or include musicians in the cast. In addition to the film screenings, the festival will also include a luncheon with a panel discussion on Music in Film with industry professionals, two free outdoor screenings, Waxahachie Walk of Fame dedications, and VIP receptions and parties for VIP pass holders.
“This is the third year of the festival and we are extremely excited about how well it has been received. In paying tribute to films that are made in Texas, or by Texans, I feel we are doing something truly special and unique that people can get excited about,” said Amy Hollywood, Director of Communications and Marketing.
City leaders are excited to host this event and watch it grow. “The first two years of the festival were very successful, and we look forward to seeing it grow in the coming years. Not only is this an opportunity for our local residents to celebrate our rich film heritage, it also brings in visitors from all over, including film industry professionals who may at some point bring a project back to Waxahachie,” said Paul Stevens, City Manager.
Tickets will go on sale in mid-February on the festival website at www.crossroadsoftxff.com. Tickets may be purchased a la carte for the individual screenings and events, or VIP passes are available once on sale.
The complete festival lineup and schedule is:
Wednesday May 18th:
11AM: Luncheon and Panel Discussion on Music in Film (Chautauqua Auditorium, 400 S. Grand)
3PM: SELENA, (Texas Theater, 110 W. Main)
The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts.
7PM: SIR DOUG AND THE GENUINE TEXAS COSMIC GROOVE (Chautauqua Auditorium) Q&A Following with anticipated guest film maker Joe Nick Patoski.
Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove tells the story of Doug Sahm, the wild man musician’s musician and unsung hero of Texas music.
Thursday, May 19th:
11AM: BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (Texas Theater, 110 W. Main) Q&A Following with anticipated guest Barry Corbin.
Town Sheriff and regular patron, fights to keep a historical whorehouse open when a TV preacher targets it as the Devils playhouse.
3PM: THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA (Texas Theater, 110 W. Main) Q&A following with anticipated guests Julio Cedillo, Sonny Carl Davis, Eric Williams.
Ranch hand Pete Perkins looks to fulfill the promise to his recently deceased best friend by burying him in his hometown in Mexico.
6PM: VIP Reception at The Dove’s Nest (105 W. Jefferson) VIP Passes only, no exceptions.
8:30PM: TRUE STORIES (Outdoors Downtown, bring your lawn chair or blanket!)
A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial and converges on a local parade and talent show. Filming locations: Dallas, McKinney, Red Oak
Friday, May 20th:
11AM: PURE COUNTRY (Texas Theater, 110 W. Main)
Dusty Chandler (played by George Strait) walks away from his over-produced concert tour and finds happiness, love, and himself.
3PM: TWO STEP (Texas Theater, 110 W. Main) Q&A following with anticipated guests Alex R. Johnson (writer & director), Jason Douglas, Barry Tubb.
The lives of James, a directionless college dropout, and Webb, a career criminal with his back against the wall, violently collide.
7:30PM: Private VIP party with live band (Odd Fellows Lodge, 208 ½ S. Rogers) Doors open at 7:30; show at 8:15. VIP passes only, no exceptions.
Saturday, May 21st:
9AM: VIP Breakfast (College Street Pub, 210 N. College) VIP passes only, no exceptions.
10AM: Dedication of Walk of Fame Stars for Ronnie Dawson and Ernest Tubb (Texas Theater, 110 W. Main) Open to public, no ticket needed
11AM: SECONDHAND LIONS (Texas Theater, 110 W. Main) Q&A Following with anticipated guests Tim McCanlies, Jason Douglas, Morgana Shaw, Joe Dishner.
A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas.
3PM: TIN CUP (Texas Theater, 110 W. Main)
A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival’s girlfriend. Filming locations: Arlington, Houston, Kingwood
Closing night activities:
4-8PM: Food Trucks in Downtown Carriage Rides, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides and Cow Patty Bingo
6-8PM: Street Dance in Downtown with 1100 Springs (no ticket needed for dance)
5-8PM: VIP Tent open with BBQ Supper, VIP passes only, no exceptions.
8:30PM: GRAND CHAMPION (Outdoors Downtown, bring your lawn chair or blanket!) Q&A Following with anticipated guests Barry Tubb and Buck Taylor.
Determined young boy Buddy and his prize-winning steer, Hokey, make their way through the Texas stock show circuit, ultimately winning Grand Champion. When Buddy realizes Hokey’s fate, he kidnaps him and they have a wild adventure across Texas, where they receive help from unlikely sources along the way.
For more information on the Crossroads of Texas Film Festival, please visit the festival website at www.crossroadsoftxff.com, or call 469-309-4012.