Past Event
Visual and Dramatic Arts
Wednesday, February 13

About the Event

SWAMP Presents
Directed by David Blue Garcia.
Starring Patrick Mackie, Roland Uribe, Mayra Leal

Filmmaker David Blue Garcia will participate in a Q&A along with cast and crew following the screening. 

When his Grandfather suddenly becomes ill, Javi, a South Texas farmhand resorts to the extreme: he turns to a Mexican cartel to make some quick cash. But when the cartel breaks his arm and forces him to smuggle a cast made of cocaine across the Mexican border, Javi learns how far he will go for family.

Filmed on location in the Rio Grande Valley on the Texas-Mexico border, TEJANO is an exhilarating, knuckle-whitening movie that captures the haunting beauty of the landscape and bilingual culture of the border.

TEJANO was made in Texas, by Texans, for everyone.


Dallas Int’l Film Festival - Audience Award
South Texas Int’l Film Festival - Best Regional Film
South Texas Int’l Film Festival - Best Actor - Patrick Mackie
El Paso Film Festival - Best Narrative Feature
Queen Palm Int’l Film Festival - Best Feature, Thriller
Queen Palm Int’l Film Festival - Best Supporting Actor, Roland Uribe
CineSol Film Festival - Best Feature Film

The trailer can be found hereFor more information or to pre-purchase tickets:

Directions to Rice Cinema, Rice Media Center:
Entrance #8 via University Blvd and Stockton Drive
For specific directions from ay location Google Map: Rice Cinema
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Directions & Parking

Entrance #8 via University Blvd & Stockton Drive

Nearest visitor parking lots:
Moody Lot (previously known as Hess Lot)


Rice Media Center
Auditorium #100