The year is 1961, just as the struggle for desegregation is gaining steam. Seventy-year-old Cosimo Infante Cano, a Cuban-born artist in need of inspiration, follows his lover to Texas in what is to be a temporary sabbatical from their life in France. Unexpectedly, he finds himself …
In 1937, Willa Brown earned a commercial pilot’s license in Chicago. She and her husband, Cornelius Coffey, organized a fully accredited flying school providing flight instruction for men and women, black and white.
The film is an adaptation of the prize-winning novel . . .
y no se lo trago la tierra
by Tomas Rivera. Set in 1952, and seen through the eyes of Marcos, a twelve-year-old boy, the story follows a family’s migrant journey through a year in their lives.
2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the premiere of Soldierboy at El Teatro Campesino, directed
by Luis Valdez. The authors have a different vision how they would envision the play today.
Carmen Lomas Garza’s work taps into a distinctive vision of her childhood in Kingsville, Texas, during the late 1950s. Her paintings and etchings recall celebrations, rites of passage, and intimate family moments.
For over forty years Rudy Perez has moved, invigorated and perplexed audiences. The documentary follows the fascinating give-and-take of the rehearsal of one of Rudy Perez’ signature dances, Countdown.
This is a story Twain swears is true—unless it isn’t.
Designed by Bill Davis
Music score by Ernie Lieberman
Award-winning filmmaker, playwright, and writer, Severo Perez grew up in Westside San Antonio and graduated from the University of Texas, Austin. For over forty years, he produced films for PBS, network and cable television, corporate sponsors, and the educational market. His feature film adaptation of the novel …and the earth did not swallow him (1994) by Tomas Rivera won eleven international awards, including one for Best Director and five for Best Picture. His first novel, Willa Brown & the Challengers, is historical fiction based on the real-life African American aviation pioneer, Willa Beatrice Brown. Odd Birds is his second novel. His third book, Filmmaker's Journey, is schedule for publication in the spring of 2024.
Severo was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters in 2019.