The Desert Dust Cinema is a nonprofit film festival organized by a few of the denizens of Lobo, Texas. Lobo is located on US Hwy 90, 16 miles south of I-10 exit 140, in the west Texas area. in 2012, the festival will take place on Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29.
A few words about Lobo: Lobo is a very small desert town that was abandoned by its last residents in 1991. Ten years later, three desert-loving individuals and some of their friends started the process rebuilding the former ghost town. Along with the work of reclaiming the houses, the motel (and its great pool), the town hall and the former gas station, their goal was to make Lobo a meeting place for all the people in the area. During the last few years, several nonprofit art, music, and just hang-around-in-the-sun related events took place that are still fondly remembered by its participants.
During the days of the Desert Dust Cinema, our small town wants to create an unique atmosphere for anyone interested in today’s wide range of short films. Of course, Lobo does not have what others may call a typical cinema venue, but will do our best to make this location and the festival a special one.
All screenings will take place in the area of the former gas station. Depending on the weather it will be either open air or indoors. After the showings there will be music and refreshments (Saturday: live music “Quiet Please” from Tucson/AZ). There is no cover charge. Please bring your own chairs. Hope to see you around!
Here’s a very short documentation of the Desert Dust Cinema 2011: