East Austin Stories – Spring 2012


Taught by Assoc. Professor – Andy Garrison

1st Screening:Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church,
(1209 E 9th Street)
May 11pm - 7pm

2nd Screening: Kenny Dorham’s Backyard
(1106 E. 11th Street)
May 11th – 9:15pm

Andy Garrison (Professor)


You can see earlier East Austin Stories online at www.eastaustinstories.org

The East Austin Stories class, a class that has been making short documentaries on the other side of I-35 ("other" from the 40 acres), will be having its free, public screenings of new 2012 documentary shorts on Friday May 11 at 7:00 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Community Hall (9th and Navasoto, across from the Texas State Cemetery) and again at 9:15, outside at Kenny Dorham's Backyard, next door to the Victory Grill on East 11th. We have pieces on artist and iron worker Louis Herrera; a day at Mueller Park; a therapeutic equine riding program; a portrait of activist and PODER founder, Susana Almanza; the aerial gymnastic performances of "Sky Candy," and more.Any interest in seeing some short clips and meeting a few of the young filmmakers?  You can also see previous work at www.EastAustinStories.org

East Austin Stories  - University of Texas Undergraduate Film Screening

The East Austin Stories documentary class from the University of Texas Department of Radio-­‐Television-­‐Film presents a program of fresh, local doucmentaries in and about East Austin on Friday May 11th at 7:00 p.m. at Our  Lady of Guadalupe Church, in the Community Hall, and again that same night at 9:15 at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard on
East 11th.

The class has been documenting and playing back the storiesof East Austin’s diversity, beauty, creativity, and issues, often as award-­‐winning films, since 2001. This year you can see nine new, short films including….



Take Me Out to the Crowd: At the Montopolis Fields, so many families and friends come together to enjoy the game of baseball. There is more at play for these Sields than just the games.





H.E.LP.: The power and strength of horses is known and respected by many. At H.E.L.P. (Horse Empowered Learning Program), a handicapped riding school, the healing power of horses is at work.







Iron in the Fire: Louis Herrera is a Second-­‐generation  artist and ironworker. As he shapes iron, he talks about what the work and demands of being the owner operator of Herrera Ornamental Ironworks.






Mindz Of A Different Kind: The local Austin hip-­‐hop group opens up their world of artistry in telling stories and creating music through rap.







Down My Alley: Garden Street residents explore the stories and artifacts left behind their homes and the tiny piece of land that brings them together.





Susana Almanza:  The Life of an Activist: Susana Almanza, Chicana and mujer activista, has fought for the rights of working-­‐class Latinos in the East Austin community all her life.






Skycandy, Inc: Skycandy is a studio that trains people in the aerial arts – trapeze, rings, and silks-­‐-­‐high above the ground. This is a behind-­‐the-­‐tents look at an art that springs from circus and vaudeville, as they prep for their new show The Time Machine.




Mama’s of Color Rising: Mama’s of Color Rising is a collective of working class and low-­‐income mothers of color whose work centers on birthing, pre-­‐natal and post natal care, education and rights for mothers and children.





We Come Here: Mueller Lake Park is much more than just trails, ducks, playgrounds, Sields, and lakes. Meet the many friends, families, neighbors, and visitors, who come here.   

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 7:00pm
Friday, May 11, 2012 - 9:15pm