Melissa Sattley

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by Melissa Sattley | Fri, Apr 29, 2005 at 0:00 CST
Beverly's Lives!

Inside an Alienated World

Miguel Coyula, 27, comes from a generation of emerging Cuban filmmakers who are working outside of the state-run film industry in Cuba and embracing the low-budget banner of independent filmmaking. The fact that Coyula can work on a meager budget … Read More


The Conquest

Come on, girls. You’re late!†yells manager Abraham Quintanilla, attempting to move the five women of La Conquista, an up-and-coming cumbia pop group, out of the tour bus and onto the stage at Austin’s Auditorium Shores. The young women plead … Read More


Boiling Point

Reservoir Wars Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Also: Mary Kelly on Mexico’s Water Deficit following article While the federal government focuses on the war in Afghanistan and bioterrorism threats at home, a feud is reaching boiling point on the South Texas border over Mexico’s refusal to release … Read More


Accordion Dreams

San Benito-Austin-based documentary filmmaker Hector Galan couldn’t have picked a better backdrop than the historic La Villita dancehall and the Rio Grande Valley-birthplace of conjunto music-to present Accordion Dreams, his latest documentary. The film traces the arc of conjunto’s history … Read More