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Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, JCSM, is joining 20 other screening partners in the 2017-18 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Southern Circuit, the nation’s original regional tour of independent films and filmmakers, coordinates multi-week tours for invited filmmakers and their new work. Filmmakers participate in community screenings and audience engagement activities.

On Thursday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m., JCSM hosts director Deborah Esquenazi for a screening of her film “Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four.” The film follows the persecution of Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh and Anna Vasquez, four women wrongfully convicted of victimizing two girls in San Antonio, Texas. The film begins its journey inside a Texas prison, after these women have spent nearly a decade behind bars. They were 19 and 20 years old at the time that allegations surfaced. Auditorium seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. For tickets and more information, visit the museum's website. The Museum Cafe is open from 5-6:30 pm, with galleries open until 8 p.m.