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

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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.

 

 

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For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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