Desert Dust Cinema
April 22 – 24, 2011
How cool is this? Desert Dust Cinema is a three-day, nonprofit film festival organized by a few of the denizens of Lobo, TX. Lobo is located on US Hwy 90, 16 miles south of I-10 exit 140 (Van Horn). This year, the festival will take place from Friday, April 22nd to Sunday, April 24th and at regular intervals in the coming years.
The program includes about 30 international short films in a variety of styles. Our selection spans animations, stop motion, music videos and experimental shorts to motion graphics. Most of the material that will be shown was created during the last two years.
Due to the length of the whole material, the clips will be shown in separate programs:
- Friday April 22 7:30 pm Program 1 (approx 75 min)
- Saturday April 23 7:30 pm Program 2 (approx 75 min)
- Sunday April 24 4:00 pm Program 1&2 (indoor screening)
Lobo is a very small desert town in west Texas that was abandoned by its last residents in 1991. Ten years later, three desert-loving individuals and some of their friends started the process of rebuilding the former ghost town. Along with the work of reclaiming the houses, the motel (and its great pool), the town hall and the former gas station, their goal was to make Lobo a meeting place for all the people in the area. During the last few years, several nonprofit art, music, and just hang-around-in-the-sun related events took place that are still fondly remembered by its participants.
During the three days of the Desert Dust Cinema Festival, our small town wants to create a unique atmosphere for anyone interested in today’s wide range of short films. Of course, Lobo does not have what others may call a typical cinema venue, but we will do our best to make this location and the festival a special one.
Axel Roessler at firstname.lastname@example.org