Veterans for Peace present:
Adam Winfield, a 21-year-old infantryman in Afghanistan, attempted with the help of his father to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. When his father's pleas for help went unheeded, Adam was left to face his scornful platoon members, who threatened to silence him, permanently. Forced to choose between his conscience and his own survival, Adam finds himself drawn into a moral abyss. Winner of multiple festival awards, Dan Krauss’s phenomenal story of war and conscience offers a deep look at the machinery and psychology of the modern military. (U.S., 2013, 90m, DCP, Oscilloscope)
2:00p Saturday, August 23 - Skype introduction by director Dan Krauss, followed by panel discussion
Sustainable Sunday Film Series:
The Age of Stupid
The year is 2055, and in a world devastated by mankind’s lack of foresight, one soul (Pete Postlewaite) seeks the answers to why we let our planet fall to ruin. Looking over archive footage from the year 2007, he sees everyone talking about the damaging effects of global warming, but no one bothering to take the action required to reverse the troubling trend. Presented by Citizen’s Climate Lobby. (U.K., 2009, 92m, digital video)
12:30p Sunday, Aug 24 • $5 suggested donation, with Councilman Peter Ives to discuss Santa Fe's Climate Change Task Force
In this debut from Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens, a pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law sets off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth. Their picaresque adventures, from trendy Reykjavík to rugged outback, are a throwback to classic bawdy road comedies as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship. (U.S.-Iceland, 2014, 90m, DCP, Sony Pictures Classics)
Starts August 29
The One I Love
Novelist Charlie McDowell makes a big splash with his first film, following a couple (Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss) who, on the verge of splitting up, escape to a beautiful vacation house to try and reconcile. What happens next … is worth seeing, rather than reading about! Funny, smart, deep, surprising, this is a romantic comedy unlike any before. (U.S., 2014, 90m, DCP, Radius-TWC)
Starts September 5
Food + Water Watch NM presents:
“Resistance”, a new film on the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Be one of the first to see this important new film and learn what you can do locally to fight back against factory farm abuse of our life-saving medicines. This is a free screening but seating is limited.
Factory farms regularly give their animals daily, low doses of antibiotics to compensate for filthy living conditions and boost profits. In fact, a whopping 80% of antibiotics in the US are used on factory farms. This practice is breeding antibiotic-resistant bacteria and making the medicines we rely on to treat simple infections less effective when we actually need them.
We can't sit back and watch the dairy industry squander our life-saving medicines. We're working locally to call for federal action to ban factory farms from using antibiotics on healthy animals.
4:00p Saturday, September 6, call 505-750-4919 to RSVP
Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival presents:
The Sturgeon Queens
"Grade A ...Tasty!” –Palm Beach Post "Sharper than a Nova slicing knife" –TimeOut New York
What do Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, chef Mario Batali, New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, and 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer have in common? Come to The Sturgeon Queens and find out.
100-year-old Hattie Russ Gold and her sister 92-year-old Anne Russ Federman have life stories that hit all the keynotes of the American Jewish immigrant experience. They are the two surviving daughters from the famed lox and herring emporium Russ & Daughters on New York’s Lower East Side. The Sturgeon Queens, winner of Audience Choice Awards at the San Diego, Los Angeles and Palm Beach Jewish Film Festivals, is their family’s story.
11:00 AM Sunday, September 7, with live klezmer music, complimentary coffee & rugelach and optional smoked fish brunch. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at door, smoked fish brunch extra. To purchase, go to www.SantaFeJFF.org.
Winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Best Documentary. In a rural Missouri town, the lives of three boys reveals the challenges, hopes and challenges for youth living outside of the American Dream. (U.S., 2014, 91m, DCP)
Starts September 12
Frank (Michael Fassbender), an unstable yet charismatic musical savant at all times wears a large, round fake head with crudely painted. Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is the antithesis of all things mainstream. With their drummer, bassist and keyboard player, this makeshift but brilliant band go in search of success, an unlikely proposition, and find adventure. Lenny Abrahamson’s tale, strangely enough, is based on a true story. (Ireland, 2014, 95m, DCP, Magnolia Pictures)
Starts September 12
The Zero Theorem
In the latest from the visionary satirist Terry Gilliam (Monty Python, BRAZIL), a computer hacker (Christoph Walz) whose goal is to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management (Matt Damon); namely, they send a teenager and lusty love interest (Melanie Thierry) to distract him. Also starring Tilda swinton and David Thewlis. (U.K., 2013, 107m, DCP, Amplify)
Starts September 12
Live Music/Silent Film: THE WIND with The Invincible Czars
The band: “A rare breed…. renowned for eclectic and sophisticated compositions.”
A cult favorite from Austin travels north to create a live soundtrack to the classic THE WIND. The Inivincible Czars fuse a stunning array of music into a smart, atmopheric sound; and Victor Seastrom’s classic film follows a strong woman (Lillian Gish) who moves to a god-forsaken town, only to find herself in increasingly difficult circumstances, including the near-constantly howling wind. The screenplay is by the legendary Frances Marion. (U.S., 1928, 95m, digital video)
7:30p Thursday, September 25 • $10 in advance/$12 at door