Upcoming Films

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CCA and Lannan Foundation presents a Video Lecture by Glenn Greenwald: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

Hong Kong, May 2013: Glenn Greenwald meets a source claiming to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying. The 29-year-old NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s revelations about the agency’s widespread, systemic overreach proved to be some of the most explosive and consequential news in recent history, triggering a fierce debate over national security and information privacy .In April 2014, Greenwald and his colleagues at The Guardian received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. In a lecture taped in June, Greenwald recounted his high-intensity investigation, examining the broader implications of the surveillance and revealing the NSA’s unprecedented abuse of power.

7:00p Tuesday, October 21 • $5 Suggested Donation

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Sundance Shorts: Fiction & Documentary

Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour includes eight of the best short films from the Festival, which for 30 years has been America’s premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for careers of many now-prominent independent filmmakers. The program includes: AFRONAUTS, THE CUT, DAWN, I THINK THIS IS THE CLOSEST TO HOW THE FOOTAGE LOOKED, I’M A MITZVAH, LOVE LOVE LOVE, AUGUST SINGS HABANERA and VERBATIM. 94 minutes total

8:00p Monday and Wednesday, October 20 and 22, & 6:00p Tuesday and Thurday, October 21 and 23

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Sundance Shorts: Animation

The strangest, most moving and wildest animated films from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, including: MARILYN MYLLER, SUBCONSCIOUS PASSWORD, YEARBOOK, VOICE ON THE LINE, OH WILLY …, THE OBVIOUS CHILD, BELLY and IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY. (Total run time: 88 minutes)

6:00p Monday and Wednesday, October 20 and 22, & 8:00p Tuesday and Thurday, October 21 and 23

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Wild Earth Guardians present DamNation

It’s blend of history, face-melting nature cinematography and Edward Abbey-style criminal mischief lays bare this truth in a way that is educational, entertaining, and, perhaps most importantly, inspirational.” –Santa Barbara Independent
Winner of a dozen awards at festivals around the world, this powerful odyssey by Ben Knight and Travis Runnel tracks the evolution in our understanding of dams, as our rivers become more endangered. From scientists to activists to fishermen to indigenous communities, DAMNATION tracks the movement to take down the dams and celebrates as rivers come back to life. (U.S., 2014, 87m, digital)

7:00p Wednesday, October 22

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An Evening with Jon Jost

One of America’s most important trailblazing independent filmmakers, Jon Jost began making 16mm films in 1963. He has made 38 feature-length films, all of which he has conceived, written, photographed, directed and edited; most of these he also produced. He has made more than 30 short works and the large-scale, seven-screen installation work, TRINITY. Jost was the subject of a MoMA retrospective that subsequently traveled to  venues around the world. Jost will show his latest work, COMING TO TERMS, a meditation on family and mortality that Jonathan Rosenbaum called Jost’s “greatest feature …  (bringing together his) exquisitely meditative sense of visual surface and texture with his tragic sense of how America has been losing its soul … geology and psychology meet on the same devastated terrain — the wasted world that we all currently inhabit.” The film stars the legendary filmmaker James Benning. (U.S., 2013, 85m)

7:00p Thursday October 23

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I Am Eleven

Irresistible. The kids are charming, funny, goofy and absurdly serious.” –Financial Review
Do you remember when you were 11?  Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey travelled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful, funny and moving portrait of childhood. From an orphanage in India to a single-parent household in inner-city Melbourne, to bathing with elephants in Thailand, I AM ELEVEN explores the lives and thoughts of children from all around the world. It weaves together deeply personal and at times hilarious portraits of what it means to stand on the cusp between childhood and adolescence, that fleeting moment when childish naiveté has faded, yet teenaged self-consciousness has not yet taken hold. These young minds, still unguarded and remarkably honest, offer a powerful insight into the future of our world. (Australia, 2014, 98m, DCP)

Starts October 24

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The Green Prince

“Four stars … Terrific. As gripping as any high-concept Hollywood thriller.” –The Guardian
They should have been sworn enemies. But after the son of a Hamas leader became an informer for the Israelis, the Israeli secret ops agent who he worked with became a trusted friend. Born in the troubled Occupied Territories, Mosab Hassan Yousef’s fervor against Israel was unquestionable, ultimately landing him in prison. But he began to see Hamas as a problem that escalated violence, not a solution, and agreed to spy on the Hamas elite for over a decade. Nadav Schirman’s mind-blowing true story shows how he risked exposure and certain death while grappling with the perception that he had betrayed his own family and people, and how relationship with Gonen Ben Yitzhak, the Israeli secret agent, became one of unbreakable loyalty. (Germany-U.K.-Israel, 2014, 95m, DCP, Music Box Films)

Starts October 24

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Ghibli Celebration: Spirited Away

“Epic and marvelous! Phantasmagoric!” – New York Times
The biggest box office hit in Japanese history, this groundbreaking film follows a girl who separates from her parents at a carnival and stumbles into a world where spirits gather to refresh, relax and recharge. Japanese myth, Lewis Carroll-like whimsy and a surprising, gripping plot make this one of Miyazaki’s most beloved films. (Japan, 2002, 124m, new 35mm print, in Japanese with English subtitles, recommended for ages 9 and up)

About GHIBLI CELEBRATION Film SeriesIn celebration of the American release of Takahata’s masterwork THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA, playing exclusively at the CCA Cinematheque starting November 7, we bring back five classics, newly transferred, under Miyazaki’s supervision, to the exquisite DCP format, plus his latest, neglected classic-to-be THE WIND RISES. Series runs October 25 - December 8. 

11:00am Sat-Sun October 25-26, & 5:30p Mon, October 27

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Inside The Mind of Leonardo

"Atmospheric, gripping and beautifully dramatized...a wonderful and unmissable thing"Guardian
Only 21 paintings by Leonardo da Vinci exist, but 6,000 pages of his private journals survive. This extraordinary wealth of drawings and writing represent Leonardo's stream of consciousness: his passion, obsession, ambition, philosophy, frustrations and genius. This film uses motion graphics and deep research to bring Leonardo’s creative process to life, presenting a surprising and truthful portrayal of mankind's greatest polymath in his own words. BAFTA winner (and DOCTOR WHO star) Peter Capaldi portrays Leonardo, capturing the essence of the human being behind the genius. (U.K., 2013, 85m, Submarine)

Starts October 31

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Listen Up Phillip

“I can’t think of a recent movie that stages with as much joy and wonder the sense of living a life that becomes the stuff of art.” –New Yorker
Alex Ross Perry’s complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy follows the volatile Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He hates the city, his relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley (Elisabeth Moss) is crumbling and he doesn’t care to publicize his own work. But when Philip's idol Ike (Jonathan Pryce) offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, Philip finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject: himself. (U.S., 2014, 108m, DCP, Tribeca Film)

Starts October 31

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Ghibli Celebration: Howl's Moving Castle

“Epic and marvelous! Phantasmagoric!” – New York Times
Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-nominated film follows an average girl who, after meeting a handsome young wizard, is transformed into a 90-year-old woman, and must embark upon a dangerous journey to lift the curse. Pulled into a life-and-death struggle between powerful sorcerers, she finds her own inner strength. Featuring the voices of Christian Bale, Emily Mortimer, Billy Crystal and Lauren Bacall. (Japan, 2005, 114m, newly restored 35mm print, recommended for age 7 and up)

About GHIBLI CELEBRATION Film SeriesIn celebration of the American release of Takahata’s masterwork THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA, playing exclusively at the CCA Cinematheque starting November 7, we bring back five classics, newly transferred, under Miyazaki’s supervision, to the exquisite DCP format, plus his latest, neglected classic-to-be THE WIND RISES. Series runs October 25 - December 8. 

11:00am Sat-Sun November 1-2, & 5:30p Mon, November 3

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The Overnighters

“Contains much, much more than meets the eye …  It will leave you stunned, questioning, and unsure of what is right and what is wrong … Indelible.” –IndieWire
After the discovery of an oil gusher, Williston, North Dakota went from sleepy town to get-rich-quick hub, as scores of unemployed laborers arrive, but with nowhere to stay. Director Jesse Moss follows the stranger-than-fiction tale of Pastor Jay Reinke who, against the wishes of the town and his congregation, houses the newly arrived on the floors of the church building, creating a impromptu homeless shelter. Vivid, emotionally charged, funny and utterly relevant, this Sundance-winning doc is a true cinematic achievement. (U.S., 2014, 90m, DCP, Drafthouse)

Starts November 7

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Ghibli Celebration: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

A visionary tour de force … wondrous.” –Variety
An old man makes a living by selling bamboo. One day, he finds a princess in a bamboo. The princess is only the size of a finger. Her name is Kaguya. When Kaguya grows up, 5 men from prestigious families propose to her. Kaguya asks the men to find memorable marriage gifts for her, but the 5 men are unable to find what Kaguya wants. Then, the Emperor of Japan proposes to her. (Japan, 2014, 137m)

About GHIBLI CELEBRATION Film SeriesIn celebration of the American release of Takahata’s masterwork THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA, playing exclusively at the CCA Cinematheque starting November 7, we bring back five classics, newly transferred, under Miyazaki’s supervision, to the exquisite DCP format, plus his latest, neglected classic-to-be THE WIND RISES. Series runs October 25 - December 8. 

Starts November 7

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Keep on Keepin' On

From producer Quincy Jones and director Al Hicks comes this inspiring tribute to Clark “CT” Terry, a living legend whose career spans more than seven decades. Terry is one of jazz’s most prolific and beloved musicians: he counts Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington among his many admirers, and Dizzy Gillespie called him “the greatest jazz trumpet player on earth.” Hicks explores Terry’s personal approach to jazz, his dedication to teaching, and his friendship with a young blind piano player named Justin Kauflin. At 90 years old, and suffering from the debilitating effects of diabetes, Terry continues to share his wisdom with the next generation. When times get tough, he tells his students, just keep on keepin’ on. (U.S., 2014, 86m)

Starts November 14

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REEL ROCK 9

Presented by Santa Fe Climing Center
The ninth annual Reel Rock Film Tour brings the best in climbing and adventure films to local audiences across the globe. Reel Rock shows are spirited events where climbers and outdoors lovers come together to celebrate and sample the ultimate in adventure filmmaking.
 
In its ninth year, the REEL ROCK Film Tour features a special presentation of the highly-anticipated feature-length film VALLEY UPRISING. The greatest untold story of American counterculture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past fifty years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite. The larger-than-life characters of Yosemite carved out an “extreme bohemian” lifestyle in the Valley, living on red wine and boiled potatoes, clashing with National Park authorities, and pioneering the boldest climbs on Earth. The torch has been passed down across three generations of climbers; through rivalries, tragedies and triumphs, the art of Yosemite climbing has advanced beyond anyone’s imagination.
8:00p Thursday, November 13 • Click Here for tickets!!

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Pretty Faces "The Story of a Skier Girl"

Executive Producer (& hometown hero local Santa Fean) Claire Smallwood IN PERSON!
SheJumps.org presents the Santa Fe screening of Pretty Faces: the Story of a Skier Girl--a film celebrating women who thrive in the snow. This film is guaranteed to get you stoked for winter! Santa Fe native Claire Smallwood is a producer on the film and the co-founder of SheJumps. Join the community in celebrating this film's vision and passion for showcasing amazing women living their dreams around the world.

Pretty Faces is the story of a skier girl. A film that celebrates women who thrive in the snow and are committed to taking the path less traveled to accomplish their dreams. The concept for the film was originated by professional big mountain skier and SheJumps co-founder, Lynsey Dyer with the objective of giving women and girls, young and old, a voice and source of inspiration through a unique look at what is possible when boundaries are broken, dreams captured and friendships cultivated. In Lynsey’s words “I wanted to give young girls something positive to look up to...I wanted to give them their Blizzard of Ahhh’sSki Movie or High Life, but done in a way that also shows the elegance, grace, community and style that is unique to women in the mountains.” Click Here to purchase tickets in advance!

8:00p Saturday, November 15 • Advance tickets highly recommended, click here!

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Ghibli Celebration: Grave of the Fireflies

An emotional experience so powerful that it forces a rethinking of animation... belongs on any list of the greatest war films ever made.” –Roger Ebert
During World War II, Seita and his younger sister Setsuko are left to fend for themselves when their mother passes away from severe burns inflicted by the American fire-bombing of their town. Their father is serving in the Japanese navy, but the children have not heard from him in a long time, so Seita and Setsuko try staying with a distant relative. However, Seita doesn't get along well with this relative and decides to leave, taking Setsuko with him, to live on their own. Isao Takahata ‘s feature, produced by Hiyao Miyazaki, remains one of cinema’s most powerful expressions of lost innocence. (Japan, 1988, 88m, DCP, Gkids, recommended for ages 13 and up)

About GHIBLI CELEBRATION Film SeriesIn celebration of the American release of Takahata’s masterwork THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA, playing exclusively at the CCA Cinematheque starting November 7, we bring back five classics, newly transferred, under Miyazaki’s supervision, to the exquisite DCP format, plus his latest, neglected classic-to-be THE WIND RISES. Series runs October 25 - December 8. 

11:00am Sat-Sun November 15-16, & 5:30p Mon, November 17

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Ghibli Celebration: My Neighbor Totoro

One of the five best children’s films ever made. –Roger Ebert
Upon arriving at a new house, two sisters discover a secret world of fantastical creatures living in the surrounding forest. Drawn from Shinto beliefs about balance, mind-bendingly inventive and filled with humor and majesty, Hayao Miyazaki’s film invokes all of the beauty, mystery and preciousness of the world around us. Featuring the voices of Dakota and Elle Fanning and Tim Daly. (Japan, 1988, 86m, new 35mm print, for all ages)

About GHIBLI CELEBRATION Film SeriesIn celebration of the American release of Takahata’s masterwork THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA, playing exclusively at the CCA Cinematheque starting November 7, we bring back five classics, newly transferred, under Miyazaki’s supervision, to the exquisite DCP format, plus his latest, neglected classic-to-be THE WIND RISES. Series runs October 25 - December 8. 

11:00am Sat-Sun November 22-23, & 5:30p Mon, November 24

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Ghibli Celebration: Princess Mononoke

“Exotically beautiful … breathtakingly rendered … it’s the film's stirring use of nature, myth and history that make it so special.“ –New York Times
Animation’s unsurpassed epic, Hayao Miyazaki’s film follows a battle between humans, gods and nature. It includes several iconic characters: a demonic boar—drawn as a furious tangle of pulsating wormlike strands; the hero Ashitaka, cursed after being wounded; the god-like Princess Monokoke, with her blood-smeared face, astride a white wolf; and the Forest Spirit, who brings the earth to life with each step he takes. With the voices of Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Minnie Driver, Billy Bob Thornton, Jada Pinkett Smith, and John DiMaggio. (Japan, 1997, 134m, new 35mm print, recommended for ages 11 and up; features intense battle scenes)

About GHIBLI CELEBRATION Film SeriesIn celebration of the American release of Takahata’s masterwork THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA, playing exclusively at the CCA Cinematheque starting November 7, we bring back five classics, newly transferred, under Miyazaki’s supervision, to the exquisite DCP format, plus his latest, neglected classic-to-be THE WIND RISES. Series runs October 25 - December 8. 

11:00am Sat-Sun November 29-30, & 5:30p Mon, December 1

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Ghibli Celebration: The Wind Rises

“A work of immense mystery and strangeness, loaded with unforgettable images, spectacular sweeps of color and nested, hidden meanings … one of the most beautiful animated films ever made, and something close to a masterpiece.” –Salon
In what Miyazaki called his final film, a Japanese boy, inspired by a great Italian designer, dreams of creating beautiful airplanes. When his genius is recognized, he is given the power to make flying machines that will change the world … for better or worse. A historical epic and a mythic tale of the artist’s spirit, THE WIND RISES, nominated for an Oscar, will be known as one of the greatest of animated films. (Japan, 2013, 126m, DCP, Disney, recommended for ages 14 and up)

About GHIBLI CELEBRATION Film SeriesIn celebration of the American release of Takahata’s masterwork THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA, playing exclusively at the CCA Cinematheque starting November 7, we bring back five classics, newly transferred, under Miyazaki’s supervision, to the exquisite DCP format, plus his latest, neglected classic-to-be THE WIND RISES. Series runs October 25 - December 8. 

11:00am Sat-Sun December 6-7, & 5:30p Mon, December 8