Urban Revolution Official Selection of Cinefestival Shorts Program Sat. Feb. 27th at 1pm

Still from: Urban Revolution
Still from: Urban Revolution

Producer / Director Laura Varela and Executive Producer, Andrew Gonzales are pleased to announce that our film “ An Urban Revolution” will  screen Saturday February 27th at 1pm for the 38th Edition of San Antonio’s Cinefestival.  The screening will be  held at the historic Guadalupe Theater as part of the Shorts Programme.  The filmmakers will be in attendance and the screenings will be  followed by a brief Q&A.


Film Synopsis: The city of San Antonio is changing very rapidly; and with a pulse on history and culture the Urban Revolution promises to be big, yet true to the cities identity. This short film is an exploration of San Antonio through the eyes of its leaders, artists and entrepreneurs who are paving the way to make San Antonio one of the nation’s top metropolitan cities. Old and new businesses thrive side by side, making San Antonio one of the most culturally diverse cities in the America.


This short film features Appearances by:

Robert Rivard: The Rivard Report

Peter French: Entrepreneur, Free Flow

Christian Reed Ogba: Bethany East PR

Rebel Mariposa : Chef/Owner La Botanica

Danny Delgado: Owner of  HiTones, Phantom Room, Faust

Alex Rubio: Visual Artist, Educator

Scott Metzger: Owner of  Freetail Brewing

Jody Baily Newman: Owner of  Friendly Spot, Entrepreneur

Jeanette Fernandez: Heavy Heavy/ Bark PR

Nicolas Valdez: Musician (Los Nahuatlatos), Poet


Producer/Director Laura Varela is a San Antonio-based documentary filmmaker and media artists whose work as a storyteller is shaped by her roots growing up on the US/Mexico Border in El Paso, Texas. Her work navigates between ideological, cultural, linguistic and physical borders through the use of film and contemporary art installations. Her documentary, As Long as I Remember: American Veteranos is being broadcast on PBS stations nationally via an American Public Television offering. She is currently developing the PBS documentary raúlrsalinas and the Poetry of Liberation, about the life and times of Xicano poet and activist. Her work work has


Cinematographer / Director, Andrew J Gonzales is a Texas-based filmmaker working in documentary, music and commercial mediums. His success in recent years stems from a strong comprehension of new media content and mobile distribution models. He is currently developing a feature length documentary on head trauma in professional football.


For more information please visit, Cinefestival or  varelafilm.org