During the 86-minute film “St. Nick,” Lowery paints a haunting childhood portrait of an 11-year-old runaway boy and his 8-year-old sister trying to survive on their own on the wintry plains of southwest Texas. Prior to the feature screening, Lowery’s short film, “Pioneer,” a 2011 Sundance Film Festival selection, will be shown.
On Saturday, April 2, at 1 p.m., Bryan Poyser of the Austin Film Society will lead a workshop on how to apply for the Texas Filmmaker’s Production Fund at the H-E-B Auditorium. Both the screening and discussion and the workshop are free and open to the public.
Since its 2009 premiere at South by Southwest Conference and Film Festival in Austin, the film has won several awards including AFI Dallas Film Festival’s “Grand Jury Prize for Texas Filmmaking” and Birmingham Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival’s “Special Jury Prize.” For more about the film, go to www.stnickfilm.com.
Each year, South Texas Cinémathèque, which is sponsored by the Art Museum of South Texas and the Department of Communication and Theatre, spotlights innovative works by two internationally recognized independent filmmakers. The Art Museum of South Texas is affiliated with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. For more information, call 361-825-2296.