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UTSA hosts screening of 'Bordertown' Friday, Jan. 15

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Peter Gonzales Falcon

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(Jan. 12, 2010)--The UTSA Academy for Teacher Excellence, UTSA student group Social Workers Advocating for Change Together (SWACT) and Guadalupe Street Coffee will host a free screening of the suspense thriller "Bordertown" at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15 at Guadalupe Street Coffee, 1320 Guadalupe St., one mile west of the UTSA Downtown Campus.

The screening is a part of SWACT's new monthly movie series which is free to the UTSA and San Antonio communities. Guadalupe Street Coffee House is a community development project where local students can use free public computers to do homework and have a safe place to visit and study.

Based on a true story surrounding the multiple murders of young women in Juárez, Chihuahua, "Bordertown" is directed by celebrated Latino director Gregory Nava and features Jennifer Lopez, Martin Sheen, Antonio Banderas and Peter Gonzales Falcon.

Falcon, an award winning actor and filmmaker, will attend the screening in support of the educational mission of the Guadalupe Street Coffee House.

In the movie, Lopez plays an impassioned American reporter working for the Chicago Sentinel who goes to Juarez to investigate a series of mysterious slayings involving young factory women from all over Mexico. As she discovers hundreds of victims, she gains the trust of local factory workers but falls into danger.

Following the screening, Jennifer Matthews, associate professor of anthropology at Trinity University, will facilitate a short discussion on the social issues relevant to the movie.

For more information, contact Amanda at 210-379-3103 or Albert at 210-573-3913.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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