TIFN has built a circuit throughout the State of Texas, including population centers like Austin, Dallas and Houston. This is a chance for audiences across the state to see amazing films that might otherwise not appear in their cities, all the while supporting indigenous filmmaking right here in Texas.
SPRING 2013 PROGRAM
WHEN I RISE
Directed by Mat Hames
WHEN I RISE is a feature-length documentary about Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student who finds herself at the epicenter of racial controversy, struggling against the odds and ultimately ascending to the heights of international opera.
Directed by Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin
Lucien and Regina are foragers–they gather wild mushrooms and sell them to New York restaurants. Their lifestyle is simple, their income unstable. As Regina seeks more stability and Lucien wants to devote himself to full-time nomadic foraging, their individual pusuits put their marriage to the test.
HANDS ON A HARDBODY
Directed by S.R. Bindler
In S.R. Bindler's 1997 cult classic, two dozen small town Texans compete for a brand new "Hardbody" pickup truck at a local car dealership. The event is a contest of endurance and sleep deprivation—whoever can remain standing the longest with one hand on the truck will get to drive it home. Capturing several days of lunacy, laughter, struggle and heartbreak, Hands On a Hardbody is more than a documentary about winning a truck. It is a remarkable study of competition, camaraderie, faith and determination—the ultimate human drama.