Saturday, October 19, 2013

Canseco, 'Organ Trade,' Burgess and the Pacers highlight final Hot Springs Doc Fest weekend

Posted By on Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 11:05 AM


The world premiere of a new documentary about Jose Canseco and an appearance by the former Major League Baseball slugger highlight today's lineup at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. "Jose Canseco: The Truth Hurts" screens at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Arlington following the festival's awards presentation. There's plenty of great stuff beforehand, too:

SATURDAY

1:15 p.m.: "This Ain't No Mouse Music" is a profile of Chris Strachwitz, the founder of legendary roots music label Arhoolie. Strachwitz will be at the screening.  

3 p.m.: "Tales from the Organ Trade" examines the black market for kidney transplants. It's an HBO-produced doc. 

4:40 p.m.: "Fight for Chicago" is the latest project from Little Rock's Brent and Craig Renaud. It's a dispatch from gangland Chicago the brothers did recently for Al Jazeera America. Two of the film's subjects, Derek "Shotgun" Brown and Rev. Robin Hood, will attend along with Craig. 

8:30 p.m.: The legendary Sonny Burgess and the Pacers will play a free after party.

SUNDAY

12:30 p.m.: Here's your last chance to see "The Big Shootout." Check out Beau Wilcox's review here

2:30 p.m.: Ditto for "The Identity Theft of Mitch Mustain," about another part of Razorback history that's not remembered fondly. Mustain and filmmaker Matthew Wilfe will be in attendance. 

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