The Waco Hippodrome’s regular lineup of feature films has a few distinctive additions this week, from ones shot in the Waco area to the latest offering by the Waco Shakespeare Film Society.
• “Something in the Woods” will screen at 3 p.m. Sunday. Directed by David D. Ford and Tony Gibson and produced by GodZone Ministry Inc.’s Stuart and Cindi Miller, it’s more of a locally filmed, action-suspense story set in 1960s East Texas, with a father trying to defend his family from a Bigfoot-like creature in the forest. The Millers were creators of the 2008-9 television series “Heavenly High” that aired on the Christian satellite television channel Faith TV. Admission is $5.
• Monday has the latest film in the weekly documentary series sponsored by Baylor University’s Student Activities department. Monday’s title is “The Armor of Light,” about a pro-life pastor who faces opposition when he finds America’s gun culture and his Christian pro-life faith at odds. The film’s director, Abigail Disney, and the pastor, the Rev. Robert Schenck, will be at the screening for a post-film discussion time. Free. > Read more
• The Waco Shakespeare Film Society brings its latest selection, “Julius Caesar,” at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. The 2012 film, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company for BBC Television, sets the Shakespearean drama about power and political assassination in a 20th century African dictatorship. Paterson Joseph stars as Brutus, Jeffry Kissoon as Caesar, Ray Fearon as Mark Antony and Cyril Nri as Cassius. Free.
• Thursday night will feature the debut of “Ripple Effect,” a short film and music video filmed in Waco. Directed by David Urabe from an idea from Waco urban pastor Gabriel Dominguez, the story depicts street youth turned by Christian faith from a future of violence. > Read more
• Those whose taste in indie and locally made films are whetted by this week’s offerings can circle April 25 on their calendars. That’s when the Baylor Film and Digital Media Department showcases the best of its student-made films and videos in its annual “Black Glasses Festival.” It starts at 7 p.m. with admission at $5, $3 for students and military personnel.