‘Yakona’ screening free tomorrow evening

A turtle on the bed of Spring Lake from “Yakona.” PHOTO COURTESY SAN MARCOS CINEMA CLUB

Tommorow, Cinema Club hosts a screening of Yakona, a visually rich voyage from the San Marcos River headwaters to the gulf, in a mesmerizing contemplation on the life-giving force that has attracted humanity to our town’s sacred waters for millenia.

Filmmakers Anlo Sepulveda and Paul Collins, who wrote and directed the 2014 film together, will attend the screening held in the Price Center at 7 p.m.

At its world premiere, Yakona won the SXSW Visions Audience Award and then racked up numerous other accolades along the national film fest circuit.

Prior to the main feature, filmgoers will view a short pilot entitled “Polly Mermaid,” a quirkily engrossing project from new San Marcos transplant Indigo Rael.

“Polly Mermaid” combines deft special effects, splendidly hand-done set design, plus a wit and ethos that’s roughly equal parts Princess Ariel and Pee Wee Herman.

The screening is free and open to the public, as part of Mermaid Fest activities.

Given limited seating in the Price Center’s gorgeous 1910 Room, attendees are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the artwork adorning the facility’s walls and to visit the Cinema Club’s table where tickets will be on sale for their forthcoming Lost River Film Festival, Nov 2-5.

Lost River Film Fest will offer new feature-length narratives as well as short films from across the world, with entries pouring in from Iran, South Africa, Mexico, India and beyond.

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