1. September 4 – 1984 Movie Screening
8 PM – 10 PM
Cine El Rey
311 S 17th St, McAllen, Texas 78501
1984 Movie Screening at Cine El Rey
TUESDAY Sept 4th 8pm FREE Admission, Popcorn & Outside Food Friendly.
***This is a private screening to only those who are followers of Cine El Rey’s social media outlets.
Make sure to follow social media outlets prior to attending.***
2. September 5 – Access Presents: The History of Sex-Ed!
12 PM – 1:30 PM
ESTAC 1.102 UTRGV Edinburg
“Join us as we go over how sex-education came to be! We’ll take a look back at how society looked at sex-ed and see some of the differences between then and now.
And of course there’ll be Free Condoms and Pizza!”
3. September 5 – 8 – 4th Annual South Texas International Film Festival
10 AM – 10 PM
“Join us at our 4th Annual South Texas International Film Festival September 5th – 8th in Edinburg, Texas!
Festival will consist of 4 days featuring full-length, regional and short film competitions, screenings, panel discussions, educational workshops, industry mixers and more!
To complete our festivities we will seal the festival with our STXIFF Red Carpet/Award Ceremony with various celebrity guests in attendance! Make plans to join us!
Event schedule is available on our website, in discussion posts and on our Timeline. Please view for detailed schedule of all film screenings & event times. Schedule will also have costs for particular events/workshops. All other events are FREE to the public!
Eventbrite Registration Link for Events :
Wed., Sept. 5th – Opening Day – UTRGV Performing Arts Complex
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Workshops/Screenings
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Opening Night Regional Shorts & Reception
Thurs., Sept. 6th – UTRGV Performing Arts Complex
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Workshops/Screenings
Cinemark Movie Bistro Edinburg
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Regional Feature Film Screenings
Friday, Sept. 7th – Edinburg Conference Center At Renaissance
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Workshops/Screenings
Saturday, Sept. 8th – Edinburg Conference Center At Renaissance
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Workshops/Screenings
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Red Carpet/Awards Ceremony
For more information contact us at 956-383-6246 or visit our website www.stxff.us .”
4. September 6 – El Rinche Book Release
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
McAllen Public Library
4001 N 23rd St, McAllen, Texas 78504
“El Rinche Book Release
Thursday, September 6th at 6:30 PM
McAllen Public Library, 4001 N. 23rd St.
Come on out and for the book release of Christopher Carmona’s new Young Adult Novel: El Rinche: The Ghost Ranger of the Rio Grande. Carmona will be reading from his new novel, accompanied by Juan Ochoa, the author of Mariguano and one of the composers of a corrido on El Rinche. Books will be on sale.
El Rinche is a reimagining and flip of the script of an American popular culture icon. This novel tells the story a light-skinned Mexican American named Ascencion “Chonnie” Ruiz de Plata. He disguises himself as the ghost of a Texas Ranger on the South Texas border of Mexico now known as The Rio Grande Valley between 1905-1921. Together with his partner, the Native American Tal’dos, a Japanese ninja master, and the most successful U.S. Marshall of all time, Bass Reeves (the real lone ranger), Chonnie takes on the superhero persona of “El Rinche” to fight the villainous Texas Rangers and save the local peoples of the area.
Christopher Carmona is the author of The Road to Llorona Park, which won the 2016 NACCS Tejas Best Fiction Award and was listed as one of the top 8 Latinx books in 2016 by NBCNews. He was the inaugural writer-in-residence for the Langdon Review Writers Residency Program in 2015. He has three books of poetry: 140 Twitter Poems, I Have Always Been Here and beat. He co-edited The Beatest State In The Union: An Anthology of Beat Texas Writings with Chuck Taylor and Rob Johnson and Outrage: A Protest Anthology about Injustice in a Post 9/11 World with Rossy Evelin Lima. He has also co-written Nuev@s Voces Poeticas: A Dialogue about New Chican@ Poetics. Currently, he is working on a series of bilingual YA novellas entitled El Rinche: The Ghost Ranger of the Rio Grande. Book One is now available.”
5. September 10 – Revolutionize the RGV
7 PM – 9 PM
Cine El Rey
311 S 17th St, McAllen, Texas 78501
“Revolutionize The RGV: A Forum on the Future of Progressive Politics in our Region
Join us on the evening of September 10th for a special and free panel discussion around the future of progressive politics and movement building in the RGV led by activists and thought leaders from our community!
In the wake of surprise election victories such as the primary campaign of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez in New York, progressive and social justice initiatives have experienced a surge of energy across the country. This has led to a new generation of activists, thinkers, creatives, and political leaders rising up to demand higher standards from our institutions, our culture, and our elected officials.
The purpose of this event is to create a space for members of the Rio Grande Valley to come together and hear from some of the community’s most active young leaders and social entrepreneurs. We will be discussing some of the most relevant and urgent issues facing our region in today’s modern political environment and beyond. The event will focus on the RGV as a critically important area for the development of progressive consciousness and social movements on local, national, and international levels.
If you believe it is time to imagine alternatives to the establishment and the status quo in order to better meet the needs and potential of our community, if you believe that all people deserve a life of dignity and respect, if you believe that the power of big money has corrupted our government and elections, then this is the event for you!
Stick around after the event to hang out and network with panelists and others! #RevRGV
*This is a non partisan event and is not intended to support any specific political candidate or party*
Our speakers will include:
Jackelyn Treviño: Theatre Director and Movement Activist
Sofia Rivera Peña: Reproductive Rights and LGBTQ+ Activist
Danny Diaz: La Joya ISD, Founder Cambio Texas
John Michael Torres: Communications Coordinator La Union Del Pueblo Entero – LUPE
Andres Bernal: Adjunct Professor, Policy Advisor to the Alexandria Ocasio Cortez campaign, Founder New Society Institute
The panel will be moderated by Dr. Ken Buckman
The Historic Cine El Rey Theatre Foundation; a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to “preserving the past for the future”™
The New Society Institute”