“An exhilarating portrait of Egyptian politics … a vibrant, lyrical, graphic, sobering and finally soaring testament to aesthetic and political expression.” –Washington Post
The Egyptian Revolution: the news offers but a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march, yet another shift in leadership … Jehane Noujaim’s immersive film transports the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. It is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces, in the fight to create a society of conscience. (U.S./Egypt, 2013, 104m, DCP)
When Comedy Went to School
“**** … Hilariously funny and delightfully nostalgic." –About.com
Why are there so many Jewish comedians? In the 1970s, Jews represented 3 percent of the U.S. population, but 80 percent of professional comedians. Mevlut Akkaya, Ron Frank and Lawrence Richards travel to the Catskill Mountains, aka the Borscht Belt, where Jewish immigrants built a huge resort complex, a training ground for generations of young comedians. Featuring Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Robert Klein, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, Jerry Stiller, Larry King and a rich selection of archival performances from Danny Kaye, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen and Jerry Seinfeld. (U.S., 2013, 77m, DCP, International Film Circuit)
“A mesmerically assured piece of filmmaking.” –Daily Telegraph
Writer-director Asghar Farhadi follows his Oscar-winning A SEPARATION with the story of the Iranian Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa), who returns to Paris to finalize his divorce with Marie (Cannes best actress winner Bérénice Bejo, THE ARTIST) and awkwardly winds up sleeping in the chaotic house of Marie’s new boyfriend Samir, first becoming an observer of their relationship’s crises, and then a conflicted participant in them. All three sympathetically yearn to turn a new page and start afresh, and yet discover their destinies inexorably shaped by their past moral choices and emotional commitments. With Bergman-like mastery, Farhadi creates intricate mystery and devastating emotion out of a prosaic domestic situation. (Iran, 2013, 130m)
“The best documentary on the subject to date” –Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
From the creator of the unforgettable documentary BUTTERFLY comes this open-eyed examination on nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and the human system. Doug Wolens interviews Ray Kurzweill, Bill McKibben, Alison Gopnick and many others in search of answers to the seemingly inevitable meshing of man and machine. (U.S., 2013, 76m, BluRay)
7:00p Sat, March 1 and 4:00p Sunday, March 2 only!! Director Doug Wolens in person!!
Pig Death Machine
Winner of "The Lifetime Achievement Award" at the 20th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival 2013
After eating undercooked, parasite-laden, pink piggy, a brainless hottie is transformed into a dangerous genius, while across town, a punky-buxom-botanist-babe eats the same meaty treat and ends up endowed with the supernatural ability to "hear" her specimens. PIG DEATH MACHINE, the award-winning feature by local legends Jon Moritsugu and Amy Davis, is a sci-fi/psychological horror/screwball ride of chaotic, day-glo fever dreams and glitter-dusted nightmares, shot in the stunning wilds of New Mexico and featuring the music of Deerhoof, Dirty Beaches, Polvo, and industrial legend Monte Cazazza. (U.S., 2013, digital video, 93m)
9:15p Friday-Sunday, December 6-8 only! With Jon Moritsugu and Amy Davis in person! Preceded by the short film MOMMY MOMMY WHERE'S MY BRAIN!
Santa Fe Opera presents
“Exemplary … this deeply moving Wilde is likely to remain the definitive screen treatment of Oscar Wilde for years to come.” –L.A. Times
Oscar Wilde, a brilliant, witty, incisive writer, remains one of literature’s best known icons. But his personal struggles are somewhat less familiar. Brian Gilbert, adapting Richard Ellmann’s Pulitzer-winning biography, begins with Wilde (the uncanny Stephen Fry) as a loving family husband and father carrying his homosexuality as a dark secret. After he begins a hidden love life (including with Alfred Lord Douglas, played by Jude Law), Wilde becomes increasingly at war with himself … and the Crown. (U.K., 1998, 117m, 35mm, Sony Pictures Classics)
FREE SCREENING! 7:00p Wednesday, June 5 - First come first served seating
The Harder They Come
Presented by the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival!
“The definitive postcolonial cult-movie musical … combined blaxploitation fantasies with developing-world realities and in the process, brought reggae music to the world.” –Village Voice
Jamaica’s first feature, this classic, difficult to see on the big screen since its release, starts the brilliant Jimmy Cliff as reggae singer who travels to the big city in search of fame and fortune, only to find himself fighting for survival amidst gangs, corrupt music execs and drug dealers. Newly restored, and featuring many of Cliff’s best-known hits, this is a memorable trip through time. (Jamaica, 1973/2013, DCP, 104 minutes)
8:00p Tuesday, September 10 ONLY!!
Atomic Surplus: Atomic Cafe with Lois Rudnick
CCA’s resident scholar and force of nature Lois Rudnick presents one of her favorite films, a collage of commercials, declassified footage, speeches and marketing materials created by the U.S. government to help allay the public’s fears of nuclear war. Based on five years of archival research, this film by Jayne Loader and Kevin and Pierce Rafferty represents a funny, disturbing and eye-opening look at the selling of a new age. (U.S., 1982, 86m)
7:00p Tuesday, December 3
Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival presents
Being Jewish in France, Part 1
“Richly detailed, highly absorbing.”
Yves Jeuland’s masterful, sweeping documentary explores the rich and complex history of Jews in France, the first country to grant Jews citizenship. Beginning with Revolutionary cries of Vive la France in Yiddish, the film explores the explosive Dreyfus Affair, the Vichy government’s collaboration with the Nazis, and the absorption of Sephardic Jews from Arab countries in the decades after WWII. Being Jewish in France confidently continues into the 21st century, investigating charges of rising antisemitism and the county’s complex attitudes toward Israel.
Optional croissant and espresso brunch will begin at 11:15a, at an additional cost.
Advance purchase tickets available now at www.SantaFeJFF.org or by calling 505-216-0672.
Part 1 will be on Sunday, February 23
11:15a - Optional croissant and espresso brunch
12:00p - Film begins SOLD OUT
SECOND SHOW ADDED
7:00P Tuesday, Feb 25 tickets available now at www.SantaFeJFF.org or by calling 505-216-0672.
UNM Dept of Psychiatry IDEAS program presents:
The Truth About Gun Violence and Mental Illness
A presentation by Dr. Jeffrey Swanson
Can we predict public shootings before they happen? Is there a correlation between gun violence and mental illness? How do we balance individual rights and public safety? The UNM Dept. of Psychiatry IDEAS program presents Dr. Jeffrey Swanson, a national expert on mental health law and policy studies from Duke University, to discuss his research on these important questions. Dr. Swanson, is a popular speaker and expert resource for the media and policy makers, is a medical sociologist with additional expertise in psychiatric epidemiology and mental health services effectiveness research.
6:00p Wednesday, February 26 - FREE public presentation, to register or for more information: http://IDEASinPsychiatry.unm.edu or call 505.272.3592. Seating is open, first come first served.
Santa Fe International Folk Art Market presents:
“A richly tender and moving experience … Salles, like De Sica and Renoir, displays a pure and unpatronizing feel for the poetry of broken lives. His movie is really about that most everyday of miracles: the rebirth of hope.” –Entertainment Weekly
In Rio, the callous Dora (the legendary Fernanda Montenegro, nominated for an Oscar) writes letters for a parade of the poor and the illiterate. After hearing the story of a recently orphaned nine-year-old boy, she decides to take him on a search through the countryside for his father. In this Golden Globe-winning road movie, Walter Salles (MOTORCYCLE DIARIES, ON THE ROAD) shows us the peoples and cultures of Brazil—both traditional and modern—as you’ve never seen them, and celebrates our potential for rebirth. (Brazil, 1998, 113m, 35mm print courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics)
7:00p Wednesday, June 12
Tickets: $12, no passes
True story thriller starring Abigail Breslin. Georgie Henley and Mira Sorvino. On January 18, 2003, police, alerted by a frantic 911 call from a distraught pair of teenage girls, arrived at the girls Toronto area town house to find their mother dead. It appeared the 44-year-old alcoholic, having slipped into a booze-and-pill stupor, drowned in her own bathwater. The death was ruled accidental by the authorities. In the months that followed, however, police were alerted to rumors and reports that the teenagers had been gossiping to friends about the accident. Police began piecing together rumors that suggested the teens might have had a hand in their mother's death. In fact, rather than an accident, the story that emerged portrayed the two teens as cold-blooded, premeditated killers. (U.S., 2013, 98m, BluRay)
1:30p Thursday, March 6 only!
Santa Fe Institute’s Science on Screen:
Simon DeDeo presents Sneakers
Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier and Ben Kingsley headline an all-star cast in this hacker version of Ocean’s 11, in which a team of computer security experts are recruited to steal a very powerful little box. Astrophysicist and mathematician Simon DeDeo shares his knowledge of the history of hacking to put this cult film in perspective. (U.S., 1992, 126m, 35mm)
7:00pm Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 2013
Year-round programming, filmmakers from around the globe, awards galas, celebrity guests and spectacular parties erupt into the main event this October. The fest that brought the N.M. premiere of “Bless Me Ultima” introduced by Rudolfo Anaya is back for it’s fifth installment.
The Santa Fe Independent Film Fest begins October 16 and comes to a close October 20th, presenting 5 days and nights of films, panels and parties in the heart of downtown Santa Fe. Over 75 films, five days and nights of parties and community events, awards gala, Native American fashion show, educational panels and discussions, youth programming, the hottest indie films of 2013, documentary programming highlighting social justice, environmental justice, LGBT, and the culinary arts and much more...
October 16-20, 2013
For more info go to www.santafeindependent.com or (505) 349-1414
The Tightrope: A Theatrical Adventure with Peter Brook
“It’s difficult to imagine any living actor who wouldn’t want to see Simon Brook’s compact and inspiring doc … a seamless, up-close-and-personal parcel that unspools like a breezy masterclass.” –Screen International
For the very first time in 40 years, Peter Brook, one of the major directors of contemporary theatre, has agreed to raise the curtain, allow his son Simon Brook to film behind the scenes and to reveal the secrets of his approach. This deeply personal film takes us beyond the intimacy of a workshop, into a philosophical experience, on a tightrope. (France-Italy, 2012, 86m, BluRay, First Run Features)
Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival presents
Israeli Academy Award winner, The Matchmaker, is a bittersweet coming of age story that film shines its lens on a stratum of society largely invisible to the outside. Israeli actor, Eyal Shechter, who has a role in the film, will be in attendance at this screening.
7:30p Tuesday, November 19
The Santa Fe Opera presents
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Celebrate the world premiere of Theodore Morrison’s opera OSCAR with this series of films, inspired by Wilde’s most beloved works!
“Among the many film adaptations, this 1945 MGM version is without a doubt the best … a classic slice of cinema.” –BBC
Albert Lewin’s legendary macabre adaptation—winner of the best cinematography Oscar, and Golden Globes for best drama and best supporting actress—follows a wealthy man (Hurd Hatfield) who falls in with a glamorous hedonist (George Sanders). An ill-fated wish stops his aging process, and he turns into a man whose outer beauty hides a hideous soul. (U.K., 1945, 107m, 35mm, print courtesy of Park Circus)
7:00p Wednesday, May 1
SOMM + Champagne Ruinart tasting!
Proudly presented by Santa Fe Wine and Chile Festival!
Four men will do anything to pass the most difficult test you've never heard of: the massively intimidating Master Sommelier Exam. The Court of Master Sommeliers is one of the world's most prestigious, secretive, and exclusive organizations, with just 200 inductees over the past 40 years. All are experts in every nuance of wine, spirits and cigars, and passage means the ultimate dedication. Jason Wise unveils the secrets of a society that has never before allowed cameras. Free popcorn and an introduction by Master Sommeliers. (U.S., 93m, 2013)
10:30p Wednesday, September 25
IDEAS in Psychiatry presents
Maria A. Oquendo - Suicide: Risk Factors and
Strategies for Prevention
This is a FREE lecture and presentation to the public
The UNM Dept. of Psychiatry presents Dr. Maria A. Oquendo from Columbia University to discuss suicide and her research related to risk factors and minority populations. Dr. Oquendo's expertise includes bipolar disorder and major depression, with a special emphasis on suicidal behavior and cross cultural psychiatry. Her recent honors include two Exemplary Psychiatrist Awards from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Research Award. For more information or to register: http://IDEASinPsychiatry.unm.edu or call 505.272.8879 (Albuquerque)
6:00p Friday, October 11
Santa Fe International Folk Art Market presents:
The Story of Qiu Ju
“Mr. Zhang's keen and universal view of human nature raises his work far above its own visual beauty and into the realm of timeless storytelling.” –New York Times
Zhang Yimou, China’s greatest living filmmaker, tells the story of a young village woman (the radiant Gong Li) living in traditional ways. After her husband is insulted by a local official, she travels to the big city in search of justice, navigating the baffling modern world. Zhang has created one of the most striking films about the challenges of contemporary China, featuring a keen sense of its rhythms and landscapes and providing a miraculous balance of the absurd and the poignant. (China, 1992, 100m, 35mm print courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics)
7:00p Wednesday, May 15
Tickets: $12, no passes
its propulsively suspenseful pace (makes it) the cinematic equivalent of an engrossing page-turner you might purchase off the rack at an airport newsstand.” –Variety
The latest from Oscar winner Costa-Gavras, the legendary radical filmmaker of Z, STATE OF SIEGE and MISSING, follows a hot-shot young banker who finds himself at the head of an enormous multinational investment bank. Ruthless, manipulative but charismatically self-aware, Marc Tourneuil (Gad Elmaleh) finds himself at risk when an American hedge-fund operator (Gabriel Byrne) demonstrates the thin loyalties in the world of high-stakes greed. (France, 2012, 114m, DCP)
The Patience Stone
“A powerful, hypnotic, often remarkable film … the flesh-and-blood lead performance by Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani as a profoundly conflicted Muslim wife and mother is superb.” –LA Times
A young woman (the amazing Golshifteh Farahani) watches over her older husband, dying from a bullet in the neck. After years of being voiceless, she begins to speak truth to her silent husband, telling him about her childhood, her suffering, her frustrations, her loneliness, her dreams, desires, and secrets, saying things she could never have spoken before. Adapted from the best-selling novel by Atiq Rahimi, with the legendary Jean-Claude Carrière, this is a remarkably deep, dark tale of oppression, truth-telling and liberation, set in the Afghan war but carrying universal relevance. (France-Afghanistan, 2013, 102m, DCP, Sony Pictures Classics)
The Act of Killing
“The best, and the most horrific, movie of this year's Toronto film festival … every frame is astonishing.” –Guardian
Imagine if the Nazis had won, and, years later, made action movies bragging about those they killed. Visiting terrain few filmmakers would dare visit, Santa Fe native Joshua Oppenheimer invites boastful Indonesian thugs—whose party still rules the country—to celebrate their massacres and executions in lavish recreations. We come face to face with the psychology of murder, torture, rape and intimidation in a way that nothing in the cinema or literature of genocide has come close to touching. It is impossible to not be shocked, dazzled, incredulous and utterly changed. To quote Werner Herzog: “I have not come across a documentary as powerful, surreal, and frightening in a decade.” Executive produced by Errol Morris. (JS)
Sneak preview 7:00p Tuesday, July 23 - Director Joshua Oppenheimer in person!! $12/no passes RARE DIRECTOR’S CUT SCREENING!! - SOLD OUT!!! Regular screenings begin August 9
2013 Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film!
“The closest thing to a masterpiece that I’ve seen so far here in Cannes.” –David Fear, Time Out New York
Can cheesy TV commercials dethrone one of the world’s most brutal dictators? In 1988, as Chilean voters prepare to head to the polls to vote on the future of the brutal dictator Augusto Pinochet, an opportunistic ad exec (Gael García Bernal) is asked to mastermind a media campaign against Pinochet. His glitzy, pop-driven pieces, with their catchy jingles, drive both the opposition and the anti-Pinochet hardliners nearly beserk. Shot on 80s-era equipment by Pablo Larrain (POST MORTEM, TONY MANERO) this prizewinner at Cannes paints a vivid, funny depiction of true-life heroism, showing how crisis can elevate even the most unexpected of us to be our best selves. (Chile, 2012, 117m, 35mm, Sony Pictures Classics)
SITE Santa Fe: Virginia Dwan presents Cage on Cage: An Interview
Conceived and produced by Virginia Dwan and directed by Barry Harris, CAGE ON CAGE: AN INTERVIEW was filmed in 1982 immediately following a reading by John Cage of his radio play James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Eric Satie: An Alphabet. This extraordinary interview provides rare and intimate access to the attitudes, philosophy and political mind of John Cage. (U.S., 1982, 67m, video)
7:00p Monday, July 22 - Free, call 982-1338 for reservations
Santa Fe Pro Musica presents a special event with A LATE QUARTET
"Deeply moving ... shows us how music can utterly transport us to another place." –Seattle Times
In honor of the Brentano Quartet's visit to Santa Fe, we'll present this story of a beloved string quartet that receives a shock, opening the floodgates to suppressed emotions, competing egos, and uncontrollable passions. Can their shared love of music and performance save them on the eve of their 25th anniversary concert? Inspired by and structured around Beethoven's Opus 131 String Quartet in C-sharp minor, A LATE QUARTET stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, Anne Sofie von Otter and Wallace Shawn, with music performed by the Brentano Quartet.
Advanced Tickets are highly reccomended by calling 982-1338, or click here.
Visit http://www.santafepromusica.com/ or call 988-4640 for tickets and information about the Brentano String Quartet concert sponsored by Santa Fe Pro Musica on Friday, March 1.
5:45p Thursday, February 28 only!
Atomic Surplus presents Santa Fe Institute's Science On Screen
“The best political satire of the century.” –Roger Ebert
A psychotic Air Force General unleashes what seems like an irrevocable scheme sending bombers to attack Russia. Can the U.S. President and Soviet Premier work together to save the world? Stanley Kubrick’s deeply cynical, remarkably rich and horribly funny film defined the Atomic Age for a generation. Sterling Hayden, Peter Sellers (in three roles) George C. Scott and Slim Pickens star in a film consistently rated one of the best of all time. Presented by Clio Andris, a post-doctoral fellow at Santa Fe Institute and urban studies expert. (U.S., 1963, 94m)
7:00p Monday, October 28 - $10 Gen. admission/$8 for CCA or SFI Members
Santa Fe Institute, CCA, & The Lensic present:
Science on Screen at the Lensic - PARTICLE FEVER
With director Mark Levinson, Santa Fe Institute physicist Geoffrey West (one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Important People) and Valerie Plame! A fundraiser for the CCA Cinematheque!
Physicist-turned filmmaker Mark Levinson turns his cameras on the Large Hadron Collider, the largest science experiment in history—a 17-mile long tunnel on the French-Swiss border, designed and operated by 10,000 scientists and engineers from 150 countries to replicate the instant after the Big Bang. It will teach us about the atom...and life itself. With the plenty of thrills, wonderfully easy to-grasp graphics and fantastic subjects, this film explains and makes exciting the complex matters at hand.
Science On Screen: The Road presented by Ole Peters
“A haunting portrait of America … carries the fire of our shared humanity and lets it burn bright and true.” –Rolling Stone
Cormac McCarthy’s heart-wrenching post-apocalyptic tale is translated to the screen in unforgettable fashion. Viggo Mortenson, Charlize Theron and Kodi Smit-McPhee play members of a family in a world where survival can be the only goal. Preceded by a presentation by Ole Peters, an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute Fellow and Fellow at the London Mathematical Lab, who will discuss issues of time, possibility and alternate realities. (U.S., 2009, 111m, DCP)
7:00p Tuesday, January 21
New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding presents
An Evening with Will Grant!
American Cowboy and Santa Fe author Will Grant joins us to recount his attempt to win the Mongol Derby, a 1,000-kilometer journey across the majestic grasslands of central Asia on the backs of the same ponies that carried Genghis Khan and his hordes to war. This is a benefit to help supplement food costs for the horses at the NM Therapeutic Riding Center.
5:00p Thursday July 18, with a reception prior to the presentation! $25 suggested donation.
The Source Family
It was Hollywood’s favorite commune. The Source Family ran a restaurant popular with celebrities, created a rock band and lured an endless stream of beautiful women. But the controversial ideas of Father Yod, their spiritual leader, helped send them into exile. Years later, filmmakers Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos revisit the group, weaving together interviews, archival music and film and original music to tell a mysterious, unexpected and sometimes shocking tale of one of America’s most infamous utopian experiments. (U.S., 2012, 98m, digital video)
Just Like A Woman
The three-time Oscar-nominated director Rachid Bouchareb takes a trip to New Mexico for this tale of two women on the road. Sienna Miller plays a woman who leaves her cheating husband to pursue a secret passion for belly dancing. After she connects with the Arab immigrant (Golshifteh Farahani) on the run from a tragedy, the two embark upon a THELMA AND LOUISE-style adventure, punctuated by belly dancing and self-discovery. (France-U.S., 2013, 90m, digital video)
“A delight … rises above the standard romantic-comedy threshold with endearing performances, striking production design, catchy music and chic costumes.” –USA Today
Spring, 1958: 21-year-old Rose (Déborah François) lives with her grouchy widower father who runs the village store and seems destined for the quiet, drudgery-filled life of a housewife. But that's not the life Rose longs for. After meeting a charismatic insurance agency boss Louis (Romain Duris), she reveals a special gift - she can type at extraordinary speed. Unwittingly, the young woman awakens the dormant sports fan in Louis. If she wants the job she'll have to compete in a speed typing competition. Whatever sacrifices Rose must make to reach the top, Louis declares himself her trainer. He'll turn her into the fastest girl not only in the country, but in the world! But a love of sport doesn't always mix well with love itself. (France, 2012, Weinstein Co. 111m, DCP)
Ain't Them Bodies Saints
“The film is so singular, it's hard to place. At times, its elegiac visual quality evokes Terrence Malick, but Lowery's scripting is tighter and more accessible. His is truly a fresh voice, exhilarating to hear.” –Guardian U.K.
Winner of the best cinematography award at Sundance, David Lowery’s film follows three people pulled together after a deadly shootout. After Bob (Casey Affleck) and his wife Ruth (Rooney Mara) are involved in the killing of a lawman, sheriff Patrick Wheeler (Ben Foster) lurks around. Bob’s escape from prison, and the arrival to town of three mysterious men, heightens the drama. This gorgeous and taut tale of love and crime is a welcome throwback to the best neo-westerns of the 60s and 70s. (U.S., 2013, 104m, IFC Films, digital cinema)
"Enchanting! This consistently enjoyable, inventive and beautifully crafted tale is a color riot suitable for all ages! A constant feast for the eyes!" –Variety
A kingdom within a painting is divided into three castes: the impeccably colored Alldunns, the incomplete Halfies, and the barely outlined Sketchies who are treated as outcasts. Two mismatched lovers flee the judgments of the hierarchy, finding their way to the edge of the painting and into a new world of the Painter’s chaos, color and potential. What they bring home will change the status quo forever. Jean-Francois Laguinie spins brilliant tale of creativity and invention. (France/Japan, 2012, 78m, DCP, GKids)
“A real honest-to-goodness charmer … beautifully performed, warm and funny and looks terrific.” –Screen International
Carice van Houten (the Netherlands’ leading actress) and her sister Jelka play twins on a quest to find the mother (Oscar winner Holly Hunter) that they’ve never met. Traveling through the wilds of New Mexico, they learn more about each other and about the redemptive power of family. This heartwarming, gorgeously shot film is one of the recent box-office champions in the Netherlands. (Netherlands-U.S., 2012, 96m, digital video)
“A gripping, cliffhanger document … mesmeric … with glorious footage of the mountains themselves.” –Hollywood Reporter
With breathtaking cinematography and jaw -dropping reenactments, this story from the writer of the Oscar-winning THE COVE tells the tragic tale of 18 top-flight mountain climbers who reached the top of K2, only to face tragedy on the descent. Why did this happen? And why do these athletes risk everything to reach a place humans are simply not meant to go? Based on the testimony of those who survived the climb, Jack Ryan’s thrilling, heartbreaking film explores the essence of nature and adventure. (U.S., 2013, 90m, DCP, IFC Films)
Some Velvet Morning
“Wildly and unorthodoxly successful...causes a visceral connection, a chemical reaction beyond storytelling." - Film.com
The young and beautiful Velvet (Alice Eve) is enjoying a relaxing morning in her New York brownstone when Fred interrupts, suitcase in tow. Not having seen or heard from Fred in nearly four years, Velvet is clearly surprised. As Fred unloads the reason for his resurfacing, the history and nature of their relationship is revealed, tension mounts and their chemistry reaches its climax. Tony-nominated writer-director Neil LaBute (IN THE COMPANY OF MEN) continues his exploration of male-female relations in this can’t-take-your-eyes-off-it drama. (U.S., 2013, 93m, DCP)
The Look of Love
Epic, sexy and anchored by a wondrously nuanced performance by comic genius Steve Coogan, Michael Winterbottom’s latest tells the rise and fall of Paul Raymond. The king of Soho, during the swinging 60s and 70s, Raymond became the richest man in England, and one of the most famous, with an empire of topless theaters and softcore magazines. But his journey had personal costs, including on his wife (Anna Friel) and daughter (Imogen Poots). Although often wryly funny, Coogan gives a touching dramatic performance that explores the champagne-soaked highs and the heartbreaking lows of a voyeuristic visionary. (U.K., 2012, 101m, digital cinema, IFC Films)
New Mexico Filmmakers Experience:
What Are The Kids Doing?
Each month, in partnership with the Santa Fe Center for Contemporary Arts the Film Office will present a panel discussion on various aspects of New Mexico filmmaking. These panels will be the third Sunday of each month from 11 am to 1 pm and are free and open to the public. Additionally each month there will be screenings of significant films with Skype interviews and Q and A with the filmmakers. This will be a great opportunity for New Mexico filmmakers to get insights from other filmmakers from around the world.
What Are The Kids Doing? - A panel of middle and high school age film students talk about what they are learning and what they are producing. Click Here for More information!
11:00am Sunday, April 21, free and open to the public!
Of Two Minds
"Intelligent and compassionate.” –Variety
Take your best day...and your darkest moment...and multiply by a million. From the creators of WORDPLAY, this tale of extraordinary individuals puts a human face on bipolar disorder, providing an intimate, painful, and painfully funny look at those who live in its shadows...our parents and children, our friends and
7:30p Wednesday, August 14 with director Doug Blush in person! Reception at 6:30p - $15 - SOLD OUT!
Santa Fe Institute's Science On Screen presents
Zardoz with Doyne Farmer
John Boorman’s super-freaky sci-fi stars Sean Connery (mostly in a wondrous bright red loincloth) as he seeks to heal a planet divided into super-powered immortals and wild cavemen and women. First, he’ll need to unlock the secrets of a mystical deity. This is as adventurous as 70s fantasy could be. The introduction is by Doyne Farmer, a physicist and early student in chaos theory, inventor and visionary who now co-directs the Oxford Martin Programme on Complexity. (U.K., 1974, 105m, digital video)
7:00p Tuesday, August 20 - $10 General Admission, $8 for CCA or SFI Members
“An impeccably crafted, tenderly felt period piece.” –Screen InternationalThe Côte d’Azur, 1915: a free-spirited young woman enters the world of Auguste Renoir—still mourning the death of his wife—and his son, the aspiring artist Jean. Andree, blazing with life and radiantly beautiful, is the model of his dreams. As Jean recovers from his war wounds, he too falls under her spell. Director Gilles Bourdos paints a gorgeous, meditative but emotionally deep film about aging, mortality, inspiration and the force of the creative spirit. (France, 2012, 111m, digital video, Samuel Goldwyn Films)
I Am Divine
“Affectionate, informative and genuinely entertaining.” –HitFix
Young, chubby Harris Glenn Milstead liked musicals, was drawn to feminine pursuits, and was bullied. He was privately playing “dress-up games” in his mother’s clothes. By 1963, Glenn was brave enough to show up at a party with his then girlfriend dressed as an astonishingly passable Elizabeth Taylor. Then he met the man who changed his life: John Waters. Jeffrey Schwartz’s story of the actor known as Divine continues with amazing twists and turns, from a stint as Jackie Kennedy to eating feces, with tales of addiction, redemption and an utter revolution in pop culture. (U.S., 2013, 90m, DCP)
Weekend of a Champion
“Stewart’s engaging, no-nonsense good humor shines through … ferociously intense racing footage make it a must-see for lovers of the sport." - Screen International
In 1971, auto-racing fan Roman Polanski spent a weekend with world champion driver Jackie Stewart as he prepared and then raced in the Monaco Grand Prix. Polanski was given intimate access to Stewart’s world for three days, both on the track and off. The result is an extraordinarily rare glimpse into the life of a gifted athlete at the height of his powers. In a remarkable postscript, the two men sat down together 40 years later to discuss the sport. (France-UK, 1971/2013, 93m, DCP)
Fri-Sun Dec 6-8: 4:45p*
A Fierce Green Fire
“Spans the broad scope of environmental history, connecting its origins with the variety of issues still challenging society today.” –The Hollywood Reporter
Oscar-winning director Mark Kitchell (BERKELEY IN THE SIXTIES) turns his focus to the 50 years of environmental action that have transformed our understanding of the world. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to battling 20,000 tons of toxic waste at Love Canal; from Greenpeace saving the whales to Chico Mendes and the rubbertappers saving the Amazon; from climate change to new modes of thinking, this documentary tells the inspiring story of individuals who joined together, against enormous odds, to make the world a better place. (U.S., 2012, 114m)
“A treat … Our aging starts shine right from the get-go … their solos contain this picture like carved book-ends, vintage and lovely and still so profoundly of use.” –Globe and Mail
This funny and uplifting story stars Terence Stamp as a curmudgeonly old soul perfectly with sticking his dull daily routine until his beloved wife (Vanessa Redgrave) introduces him to a spirited local singing group. At first annoyed by the youthful and charming Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton), his crust eventually begins to crack. This unexpected friendship and his discovery of music revitalizes Arthur's passion for new adventures and shows us all life should be celebrated at any age. (U.K., 2012, 93m, DCP, Weinstein Company)
The New Mexico Book Association presents Waterwalk
Producer and co-writer Roger Rapoport in person!
“Heartfelt, touching and real … Emotionally, the film is rich. Something is forged here, something strong and worthwhile.” –Detroit News
After newspaper editor Steve Faulkner is laid off, his 17-year-old son Justin could have easily stepped aside and watched his dad frantically search for another job. Instead he persuades him to take the trip of a lifetime, a 1,000-mile canoe journey in search of the Mississippi. Together they travel along Lake Michigan's northern shore, through Green Bay, up the Fox, down the Wisconsin and finally the mighty Mississippi. They brave rough water and their newfound intimacy, discovering themselves and the bonds between family and with nature. The screenplay was co-written by the late Richard Harris (pictured), a legend of New Mexico travel writing. Click here to see the trailer.
6:00p Monday, October 14
Healing Hands of Joy present
A Walk to Beautiful
One-time awareness campaign! Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Informational Programming!
This award winning documentary film tells the stories of three Ethiopian women suffering from devastating childbirth injuries and embarking on a brave journey to regain their health and reclaim their dignity. Rejected by their families and communities, these women are left to live in loneliness and shame. Instead, they choose to take the arduous journey to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in search of a new life. The evening also includes discussion with the film’s Co-Producer, Allison Shigo, who later founded Healing Hands of Joy (HHOJ) to re-integrate women impacted by fistula back into society and train them as Safe Motherhood Ambassadors to encourage safer delivery in their communities. The event will end with a short film about Allison’s current work in Ethiopia as well as the chance to meet her and raise your global awareness to improve maternal-fetal health in Africa!
4:00-6:00pm Sat August 24 – Film and moderated Q&A with film’s Co-Producer Allison Shigo (Following the film and discussion, there will be an informal reception in the CCA art gallery to benefit Healing Hands of Joy) No charge, donations welcomed!
In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter
“A beautiful film about a lovely man.” –The Times, London
"I believe there is such a thing as a search for beauty." Though he could have cashed in as a pioneer of photography, Saul Leiter (who died last November) instead preferred to drinking coffee, relaxing and photographing at his own pace. The result: a nearly unseen archive of startling work piled high in his New York apartment. Tomas Leach’s funny and intimate portrait follows the meandering path of one of America’s great unsung artists. (U.K., 2013, 75m, DCP, mTuckman Media)