A world premiere screening of Laredo-born filmmaker and TV producer Alfonso Gómez-Rejón's latest feature film, "The Current War" is set for Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Alamo Drafthouse.
Immediately following the screening, a Q&A session with Gómez-Rejón will take place.
The screening, a special TAMIU 50th Anniversary Celebration Event, serves as a fundraiser to benefit the Julio C. Gómez-Rejón, M.D. Endowment. A select amount of tickets remain as seating is limited. Tickets, priced at $100 each, can be purchased online at 50.tamiu.edu/CurrentWarTickets
"My father was a physician with the soul of an artist," said Gómez-Rejón, "Throughout my life, he exposed me to the arts and encouraged conversation about history, culture, art, and politics. He would be pleased to know that others are given the freedom to explore these topics because of him."
The Endowment scholarship provides assistance to TAMIU students studying the fine and performing arts, as well as nursing and pre-med programs.