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Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

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 was dubbed “a young Sundance” by Indiwire Magazine presents its sixth season.
   The Santa Fe Independent Film Fest begins October 15th and comes to a close October 19th, presenting 5 days and nights of films, discussions and parties in the heart of downtown Santa Fe.  Over 30 feature films, 60 shorts, five days and nights of parties and community events, awards gala, educational panels and discussions, the hottest independent films of 2014 and much more…

CCA Schedule:

Wednesday October 15

6:30p - SFIFF: The Tribe

9:00p - SFIFF: New Mexico Shorts

Thursday October 16

12:30p - SFIFF: Self Medicated: A Film About Art

2:30p - SFIFF: Style & Fashion Panel*

3:00p - SFIFF: Soul of a Banquet

5:00p - SFIFF: Other Worlds Shorts Program*

5:30p - SFIFF: La Donna Harris: Indian 101

Friday October 17

12:00p - SFIFF: DIY Filmmaking Workshop with Laura Terruso*

12:30p - SFIFF: Marmoto

2:00p - SFIFF: Soul of a Banquet*

3:00p - SFIFF: Kirk Ellis & Hampton Sides Masters Discussion

5:00p - SFIFF: Cheatin'*

5:30p - SFIFF: The Circle

7:00p - SFIFF: Welkome Home*

7:30p - SFIFF: Four Corners

9:15p - SFIFF: Santa Fe Student Short Program*

Saturday October 18

10:30a - SFIFF: Seeds of Time

12:00p - SFIFF: Time Lapse*

1:00p - SFIFF: Ted Hope Masters Discussion

2:00p - SFIFF: Tricky Negotiations Shorts Program*

3:00p - SFIFF: Labor of Love Shorts Program

5:00p - SFIFF: Strange Encounters Shorts Program*

5:30p - SFIFF: Stray Dog

7:00p - SFIFF: Desperate Measures Shorts Program*

9:15p - SFIFF: Buzzard*

9:30p - SFIFF: Gone Doggy Gone

Sunday October 19

10:00a - SFIFF: Labor of Love Shorts Program

12:00p - SFIFF: Filmmaking in the 90's Masters Discussion*

12:30p - SFIFF: The Overnighters

2:00p - SFIFF: Go In The Wilderness*

3:00p - SFIFF: Song from the Forest

5:00p - SFIFF: Seeds of Time*

5:30p - SFIFF: Come To My Voice

7:30p - SFIFF: Girlhood

Click here for full schedule, tickets, and more!

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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. 

5:30p Mon, December 8

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The Square

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)

February 2014

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The Missing Picture

Oscar nominee, Best Foreign Language Film
The audacity of THE MISSING PICTURE—a brilliant documentary about a child who held on to life in Cambodia’s killing fields—is equaled only by its soulfulness.” –New York Times
"For many years, I have been looking for the missing picture: a photograph taken between 1975 and 1979 by the Khmer Rouge when they ruled over Cambodia... On its own, of course, an image cannot prove mass murder, but it gives us cause for thought, prompts us to meditate, to record History. I searched for it vainly in the archives, in old papers, in the country villages of Cambodia. Today I know: this image must be missing. I was not really looking for it; would it not be obscene and insignificant? So I created it. What I give you today is neither the picture nor the search for a unique image, but the picture of a quest: the quest that cinema allows." -Director Rithy Panh at Cannes 2013

April 2014

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The Santa Fe Symphony & Chorus presents Following the Ninth

“A majestic sonic travelogue …inspires genuine awe … the rarest of films: ineffable and transformative.”Village Voice
This cinematic journey across five continents explores the heart and soul of one of the world’s greatest works of art. Completely deaf and adrift from the people he loved, Ludwig van Beethoven composed his Ninth Symphony as an act of transcendence near the end of his life, and it became an anthem of hope, from the protests in Tiananmen Square to the resistance movement in Pinochet’s Chile. Kerry Candaele’s film celebrates the possibilities of art to transcend, heal and connect. (U.S., 2013, 90m, DCP)

4:30p and 7:30p Wednesday, May 7 • $20 Supports the Symphony & Chorus

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China Rising: Dr. Sun Yat-sen Film Series:

I. M. Pei

Presented by Santa Fe Opera
Chinese-born American composer Huang Ruo blends Eastern, Western, folk and classical styles to tell the epic tale of the man who overthrew China’s ancient monarchy and build a modern national identity. This series celebrates Huang Ruo and explores one of modern history’s most crucial moments.


“Exceptional … compelling … combines a personal story and public message that deserves to be disseminated to the widest possible audience." –Robert McCarter
Considered by some to be the most influential modern architect, I.M. Pei is in his 80s when he returns to his ancestral home of Suzhou, China to build a modern museum. Combining the architecture of the 2,500 year-old city with modern concepts, Pei goes beyond his Louvre renovation in an integration of the old and the new, creating a building that Pei describes as “my biography.” Composer Huang Ruo will answer questions by Skype after the screening. (d. Anne Makepeace, 2010, U.S., 53m)

7:00p May 20 • advance tickets recommended by calling 505-982-1338

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Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

“A galvanizing call for reform … Ai’s voice carries louder than ever before.” –Variety
To Ai Weiwei a life lived in silence is not a life. It is death. And so, even after being snatched and detained by Chinese police for 81 days, (under constant surveillance), and under incredible stress, the indefatigable artist finds ways to make subversive art, continue his push for human rights and give voice to the Chinese voiceless. (Denmark, 2013, 89m, DCP, International Film Circuit)

May 2014

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The Past is a Grotesque Animal

Is fame worth it? This deeply personal portrait of Kevin Barnes, frontman of the endlessly versatile indie pop band Of Montreal, reveals an artist who has prioritized work over relationships. Following in the studio and on tour, this is a must-see for Of Montreal fans. (U.S., 2014, 77m)

8:30p Thursday, June 19 only!

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Citizen Koch

Oscar-nominated filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal (TROUBLE THE WATER) tackles the aftermath of the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling, which weakened campaign finance laws. In Wisconsin, due to the new laws, outside funders are able to flood an election that, at its core, represents a battle between state employees, who see their rights about to be undermined, and Governor Scott Walker. Tracing the funding back to the billionaire industrialists David and Charles Koch and their Tea Party-aligned organization Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the filmmakers reveal the mechanics of big money in politics, asking: do the super-wealthy and corporations have more rights than the rest of us? (U.S., 2013, 105m)

Regular shows starts June 20
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Sneak Preview Fundraiser for KSFR hosted by Craig Barnes! 7:30p Thursday, June 19 $20 supports KSFR!

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Santa Fe Independent Film Festival presents

The Sacrament with Ti West in person!

A Santa Fe Independent Film Festival fundraiser!
Ti West is one of the most exciting genre directors of his generation, a writer-director-cinematographer-editor-actor who has built some of the scariest, twist-jest horror films of the past decade. His films INNKEEPERS, CABIN FEVER 2 and HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, as well as segments in THE ABCS OF DEATH and V/H/S, have built him a cult following of young cinephiles. His latest, SACRAMENT, is his most ambitious, accomplished work yet, an ingenuous and terrifying exploration of a Jonestown-like cult. 

Ti will introduce a 7:00p film, followed by a Q&A led by SFIFF executive director Jacques Paisner, and introduce the 9:15p. The 7:00p film is a fundraiser for SFIFF, with the $15 tickets benefiting the festival, and will be proceeded by a reception with local craft beers (in honor of Ti's supporting role in DRINKING BUDDIES). Drink a beer, get scared, ask Ti a question and support the film festival! Ti will also introduce the 9:15p film, which is ticketed at normal CCA prices ($8-$9.50).

"Terrific … a slow-burning investigation of unseemly goings-on at a rural Christian commune … frightening in any genre language." –Variety
A man looking for his missing sister finds much more than he bargains for when he enters Eden Parish, a paradise-like spot with a dark secret. Soon, he and his pals with cameras are witnessing--and trying to escape--a tragedy on a mass scale. (U.S., 2014, 99m, DCP)

Friday June 20!
7:00p show is $15 and includes a drink ticket, 9:15p show is general admission prices
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St. John's College Film Institute presents The Auteurs:

Jean Renoir: RULES OF THE GAME

Presented by St. John's College
Great movies are works of visual poetry. As with other forms of poetry, our understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of movies can be deepened and enhanced by learning how to see (and read) them better. The St. John’s College Film Institute is dedicated to cultivating the skills necessary to become better readers of great movies, and provides these public screenings—each in the best screening format available—to celebrate the work of eight of cinema’s essential artists.


"Magical and elusive … so simple and so labyrinthine, so guileless and so angry, so innocent and so dangerous, that you can't simply watch it, you have to absorb it.” –Roger Ebert
This comedy of manners, tempered by a dark and cynical current, follows a French aviator who, during a visit to an estate, falls for the wife of an aristocrat. Such begins a tale of romantic intrigue, with infidelities compounded by lies and distrust. Created on the eve of World War II, RULES skewers the frivolity of the moneyed class. (France, 1939, 106m, 35mm print, Janus Films)

11:00am Saturday-Sunday June 28-29; 5:30p Monday, June 30

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St. John's College Film Institute presents The Auteurs:

Yasujiro Ozu: TOKYO STORY

Presented by St. John's College
Great movies are works of visual poetry. As with other forms of poetry, our understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of movies can be deepened and enhanced by learning how to see (and read) them better. The St. John’s College Film Institute is dedicated to cultivating the skills necessary to become better readers of great movies, and provides these public screenings—each in the best screening format available—to celebrate the work of eight of cinema’s essential artists.


“As gorgeous and unsettling as a Cézanne … Still has the power to astonish, disrupt, and shatter hearts.”Village Voice
This profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak by the unparalleled master Yasujiro Ozu follows an aging couple’s journey to visit their grown children in bustling postwar Tokyo. A tale of family and change during a moment of deep societal and individual transition, it remains without question one of cinema’s most profound works of art. (Japan, 1953, 137m, 35mm, Janus Films)

5:30p Monday, July 7

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China Rising: Dr. Sun Yat-sen Film Series:

The Soong Sisters

Presented by Santa Fe Opera
Chinese-born American composer Huang Ruo blends Eastern, Western, folk and classical styles to tell the epic tale of the man who overthrew China’s ancient monarchy and build a modern national identity. This series celebrates Huang Ruo and explores one of modern history’s most crucial moments.


They were the Kennedys of China: three sisters who were educated in America and return home to lead tumultuous and deeply influential lives. Soong Ching-ling (Maggie Cheung) married Sun Yat-sen, the founder of the Chinese Republic; her sister May-ling (Vivian Wu) married Sun's successor, the famed Chiang Kai-shek, and the oldest daughter Ai-ling (Michelle Yeoh) married industrialist H.H. Kung, later to become Hong Kong's finance minister. (Hong Kong, 1997, 145m)

7:00p Tuesday, July 8, Introduced by Huang Ruo • advance tickets recommended by calling 505-982-1338

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Life Itself

“Cuts straight to the human heart of the matter, celebrating both the writer and the man, the one inseparable from the other, largely in Ebert's own words.” ­–Variety
The late, great film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert is the subject of this personal, wistful, funny, painful, and transcendent tale In the film, you’ll see how two thumbs forever changed criticism, how fame and alcohol combined in a nearly tragic way, how filmmakers on the fringe found a strong advocate, and how a very public battle with cancer inspired millions. Directed by the great Steve James (HOOP DREAMS), and featuring Martin Scorsese, Werner Herzog and Errol Morris. (U.S., 2014, 115m, DCP, Magnolia Films)

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St. John's College Film Institute presents The Auteurs:

John Ford: THE SEARCHERS

Presented by St. John's College
Great movies are works of visual poetry. As with other forms of poetry, our understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of movies can be deepened and enhanced by learning how to see (and read) them better. The St. John’s College Film Institute is dedicated to cultivating the skills necessary to become better readers of great movies, and provides these public screenings—each in the best screening format available—to celebrate the work of eight of cinema’s essential artists.


“Like all great works of art, it's uncomfortable … Every time I watch it, it haunts and troubles me.” Martin Scorsese
Perhaps the most influential Western of all time, John Ford’s disturbing, visionary epic follows a deeply cynical Civil War veteran (John Wayne) in search of a niece who was captured by Comanches. Ford depicts the American West—long portrayed through a simplistic, good vs. evil lens—as needlessly violent, morally ambiguous and even racist. Along with the breathtaking grandeur of the Monument Valley, Ford’s camera captures the darkness behind Wayne’s mask-like masculinity. (U.S., 1956, 119m, Warner Brothers, DCP)

5:30p Monday, July 14

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The Zero Theorem

“A spectacle that demands to be cherished.” –Time
In the latest from the visionary satirist Terry Gilliam (Monty Python, BRAZIL), a computer hacker (Christopher Waltz) 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)

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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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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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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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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.
7:30p Thursday, November 13 • Click Here for tickets!!

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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. 

5:30p Mon, December 1

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Veterans for Peace present Joyeux Noel

“A deeply moving and uplifting piece.” –Hollywood Reporter

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the World War I “Christmas Truce,” in which opposing troops laid down their arms, just for a moment, Veterans for Peaces shares Christian Carron’s Oscar-nominated film. In the film, the Germans, French, and Scottish fraternize and get to know the men who live on the opposite side of a brutal war, in what became a true lesson of humanity. (France-Germany-U.K., 2005, 35mm, 116m). This event also includes live music and poetry performances.

1:30p Sunday, December 7

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New Energy Economy presents Coal Ash Stories

With a special presentation by Mariel Nanasi on Coal Ash impacts in New Mexico, New Mexico's contested power plans, and how you can stand up for your health and your environment!

New Energy Economy (NEE) presents Working Films' Coal Ash Stories to connect the dangers of Coal Ash nation-wide to our struggle for clean energy here in New Mexico. Mariel Nanasi, executive director of NEE will talk about PNM's controversial replacement power plan and the massive public day of action on January 5 to oppose it. The current plan would lock New Mexico into decades more coal and nuclear energy at a time when coal pollution is devastating communities around the country and expensive coal ash regulation is right around the corner. Come learn how you can take action for a clean energy future, including speaking out in opposition to PNM's power plan and advocating for coal ash regulations on the national level!

7:00p Thursday, December 11

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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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Dallas Buyers Club

A fierce celebration of the unpredictable power that belongs to the outcast, the despised, the pariah. That’s not a story of the ‘80s, it’s a story of always.” ­–Salon
2014 OSCAR WINNERS MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY (BEST LEADING ACTOR) AND JARED LETO (BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR) - HELD OVER!
In 1985, Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof’s free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Ostracized by his friends, he takes matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Oscar favorite Matthew McConaughey stars in a tale of renegades and outcasts who bond together in a transformative true-life tale of resilience and innovation. (U.S., 2013, 117m, DCP, FilmDistrict)

January-March 2014

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Finding Vivian Maier

Compelling … haunting … captivating.”–Variety
John Maloof discovered the work of an amazing photographer—a nanny whom, over the course of 40 years, took more than 100,000 photographs. As Vivian Maier’s work is discovered, in storage lockers and thrift stores, she is being recognized as one of the 20th century’s most prolific and gifted street photographers. Using her unseen photographs and 8mm films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her, Maloof tells the story of an unsung master of 20th century expression. (U.S., 2013, 83m, DCP, IFC Films)

April-June 2014

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Nymphomaniac, Part 1

Lars von Trier at his best  … provocative, funny, smart, wry and challenging … a remarkable project brimming with bold and often thoughtful performances.” –Screen International
This wild and poetic epic by Lars von Trier (MELANCHOLIA, DOGVILLE) follows a tale of sexual insatiability), from birth to the age of 50, told by a woman (Charlotte Gainsbourg) to an old, charming bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who has found her beaten up in an alley. As he cares for her wounds, he listens intently as she tells the intensely layered story of a life of climax and obsession. With Shia La Boeuf, Willem Dafoe, Uma Thurman, Christian Slater and Jamie Bell.

April 2014

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Nymphomaniac, Part 2

Lars von Trier at his best  … provocative, funny, smart, wry and challenging … a remarkable project brimming with bold and often thoughtful performances.” –Screen International
This wild and poetic epic by Lars von Trier (MELANCHOLIA, DOGVILLE) follows a tale of sexual insatiability, from birth to the age of 50, told by a woman (Charlotte Gainsbourg) to an old, charming bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who has found her beaten up in an alley. As he cares for her wounds, he listens intently as she tells the intensely layered story of a life of climax and obsession. With Shia La Boeuf, Willem Dafoe, Uma Thurman, Christian Slater and Jamie Bell.

April 2014

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North African Sephardic Festival:

Tinghir-Jerusalem: Echoes of the Mellah

New Mexico Premiere! With special guest Dr. Ron Duncan Hart!
“A Riveting documentary" –Africultures " Winner, Best Film/Documentary" Lumières d’Afrique – France
Tinghir-Jerusalem is filmmaker and historian Kamal Hachkar’s search for a community that has since vanished, the Berber Jews of Morocco.  Hachkar is a Berber Muslim born in Tinghir, Morocco and raised in France. While he would return to Tinghir every summer with his family, it would be years before he discovered that the town once had a thriving Jewish community. By the mid-1960s though, they, along with the other 250,000 Jews of Morocco, had left for Israel.

Hachkar sets off in search of that history. What he discovers in conversations over old family photos and while listening to the stories of the Jews who left Tinghir – and the Muslims who remain – is a history of close co-operation between communities. The North African Sephardic Festival is presented by the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival. Tickets are available at www.SantaFeJFF.org

7:00p Tuesday, July 29 - SOLD OUT
ENCORE SHOW ADDED Tuesday Aug 5 at 5:00p!

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Lucky Them

A terrifically acted dramedy, spiked with humor and lovingly set against Seattle’s indie-music scene.” –Variety
Toni Collette plays a beloved rock journalist who, after covering the Seattle music scene for decades, has lost her touch. Her boss sends her on an assignment, to hunt down a missing former superstar … her one-time lover. Joining her for the ride is a novice filmmaker (Thomas Haden Church). A sweet, funny, not-quite-road movie, not-exactly romance, Megan Griffiths’ comedy features tremendous performances and a surprisingly poignant finish. (U.S., 2014, 97m, DCP)

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SITE Santa Fe presents:

An Evening with Leandro Katz

Argentinean poet, filmmaker and artist Leandro Katz, whose work is featured at SITE Santa Fe, visits the CCA to present newly restored films including LOS ANGELES STATION (1972, 10 min.), a portrait of a community in Guatemala’s banana plantation region; PARADOX (2001, 30 min.), shot in Guatemala on land owned by the former United Fruit Company and filled with Mayan archeological sites EL DÍA QUE ME QUIERAS (The Day You'll Love Me, 1997, 30 min.), an investigation of the famed photo of Che Guevara’s corpse.
7:00p Monday, August 18 • $5

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Horns

Darkly hilarious … the best performance of Radcliffe’s career.” ­–Exclaim

Alexandre Aja’s supernatural thriller, filled with fantasy, mystery and romance follows Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), under suspicion for a vicious attack on his girlfriend (Juno Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and with them, a superpower that could allow him to find who who really did the crime. (U.S., 2014, 122m, DCP, Radius TWC)

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Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival: Regarding Susan Sontag

“Compelling” –New York Times  “An intimate portrait” –Hollywood Reporter

"Regarding Susan Sontag" is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of her generation. A Dessert Reception precedes the screening at 6:30 PM.

“Susan Sontag” is part of the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival’s New York Triptych, three critically acclaimed films about or by New Yorkers. For tickets and more information, visit: www.SantaFeJFF.org.

7:30p Saturday, November 8 SOLD OUT - Encore show 5:00p Weds Nov 12 only!

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Science On Screen: Eric Libby presents Alien

“In space, no one can here you scream"

Ridley Scott’s unbeatable sci-fi horror classic follows a spacecraft invaded by a maleficent creature bent on destruction. Santa Fe Institute Omidyar Fellow Eric Libby, a biologist with a fascination in how cells mutate and evolve into new organizations, will introduce the film with a presentation. (U.S., 1979, 117m)

7:00p Wednesday, December 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. 

3:00p Weds, Nov 26

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Closed Curtain

Fascinating … In the struggle to tell a story, Panahi reveals the redemptive power of art. No longer issuing desperate pleas, he has turned to cinema for the sake of survival.” –IndieWire
An outlaw in his native Iran, master filmmaker Jafar Panahi (THE WHITE BALLOON, THE MIRROR) turns his history of incarceration and house arrest into an experiment in constrained storytelling. After the regime bans dogs from public, a screenwriter and his trusted companion go into hiding. And then, a mysterious woman arrives. There are stories within stories, reality meshing with fiction in this brilliant expose. (Iran, 2014, 106m, digital, Variance Films)

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The Singularity

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!!

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Under The Skin

“An intoxicating marvel, strange and sublime: it combines sci-fi ideas, gloriously unusual special effects and a sharp atmosphere of horror.” Telegraph
An alien (Scarlett Johanssen), sent from afar and equipped with enough human language and awesome seductive power, travels the Scottish countryside in search of human males. But then, her curiosity about her human body and an accidental act of pity disrupt her mission. Jonathan Glazer, known for his brilliant music videos and SEXY BEAST, adapts Michael Faber’s acclaimed novel to create a surprisingly layered tale into a lyrical evocation of solitude (U.K., 2013, 107m, DCP, A24)

April-May 2014

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Llyn Foulkes One Man Band

“Entertainingly introspective... An engaging tribute to an artist who has stayed true to himself... Foulkes is a joy to watch in action.” –The Hollywood Reporter
He’s the most famous artist you’ve never heard of, a painter-musician now in his 70s. As he creates, destroys and recreates a pair of large-scale, three-dimensional paintings, Foulkes deals with a crumbling marriage and his precarious toehold. Propelled by commentary from Dennis Hopper and George Herms, the film reveals how Foulkes has avoided “selling his soul,” setting the tone not only for the next 50 years of his uncompromising, up-and-down career. (d. Tamar Halpern & Chris Quilty, 2013, U.S., 88m)

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Blue Ruin

“Easily the most suspenseful American film of the year, a thriller that feels like lightning across a quiet night sky; sudden, terrifying, and excitingly singular.” –IndieWire
A beach bum finds his quiet life upended by dreadful news and sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of revenge. Proving an inept assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family. Winner of the International Critics Prize at Cannes, Jeremy Saulnier’s film is both a work of pure cinematic art and a genre film for the ages. (U.S., 2013, 90m, DCP)

May 2014

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Bright Days Ahead

“A perfect fit … lightly romantic, painlessly sinful” Screen International
A retired dentist (the legendary actress Fanny Ardant) joins the neighborhood senior club, finding little to offer except … a young handsome computer science instructor. A sweet, funny May-December romance ensues, an amour fou that could have been taken from the best of classic French cinema. Marion Vernoux’s smart and lovely film features splendid performances. (France, 2013, 94m, DCP, Tribeca Film)

May 2014

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Ernest & Celestine

"A wonder! From start to end the film overflows with humor, poetry, music and tenderness." –Le Figaro
Deep below cobblestone streets, in networks of winding tunnels, a civilization of hardworking mice survive, terrified of the bears living above ground. But not, Celestine, an artist and a dreamer who, after nearly being eating by the singing bear Ernest, strikes up a friendship that challenges the social norms. This gorgeous tale, with references to Buster Keaton, Bugs Bunny and Bonnie & Clyde, won Best Animated Film at France’s Oscar awards, and features the voices of Forest Whitaker, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman and Jeffrey Wright. (France, 2012, 80m, DCP ,GKids)

May 2014

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James Surls Panel Discussion

Presented by Wade Wilson Contemporary Art
Wade Wilson Art Santa Fe is pleased to announce a special exhibit of works by American sculptor James Surls. The Surls opening weekend includes a panel discussion with Mr. Surls and very special guests Cyndi Conn (Creative Santa Fe), Irene Hoffman (SITE Santa Fe) and more, 1:30p-3:30p pm on Saturday, June 28, 2014. The exhibit will open with a weekend of events June 26-29 with a morning reception for the public who are invited for coffee and to meet the artist from 9:30 – 11:30 am on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Wade Wilson Art is located at 217 W. Water Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

1:30p Saturday, June 28

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Yves St. Laurent

Entertaining and, in places, scissor sharp.” –Evening Standard
When a 21-year-old phenom from Algeria is called to oversee the venerable fashion house Christian Dior, a star is born, but not without struggles and setbacks. This tale of art, expression, enduring love and excess tells the story of one of YSL (played by Pierre Niney) as he rises to become one of the 20th century’s most recognizable creative forces. (France, 2014, 100m, Weinstein Company, 100m)

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No No: A Dockumentary

Riveting … endlessly energetic and accessible. –Telegraph
In 136 years of baseball history, 276 no-hitters have been recorded. Dock Ellis is the only pitcher who threw one while high on LSD, which he did in the summer of 1970. During his 12 years in the major leagues, Ellis became known as the “Muhammad Ali of Baseball”: an outspoken leader of a new wave of civil rights. He was also an addict, and, later, a counselor. Today, he is a legend, as celebrated in Jeffrey Radice’s film, which captures a powerful moment in time. (U.S., 2014, 100m, DCP)

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The One I Love

“An incredibly assured directorial debut …  a smart, crowd-pleasing entertainment … spectacular performances from Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss.” –Variety
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)

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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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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)

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The Great Invisible

Winner, Grand Jury Prize, SXSW Film Festival    “Complex and wide-ranging … a uniquely thought-provoking chronicle.” –Variety

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, killing 11 workers and creating what would become one of the worst oil spills in history. Director Margaret Brown (THE ORDER OF MYTHS) creates a riveting, yet emotional thriller about corruption in the oil industry and the victims the crisis left in its wake. Using personal connections, the Alabama-born Brown dives deep into the community, finding the real story of the seemingly never-ending cleanup process and the long-lasting impact on the global oil economy.  (U.S., 2014, 92m, Digital, Radius TWC)

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Point and Shoot

"Remarkable … a riveting study of self-styled adventurer and rebel freedom fighter.” ­­–Hollywood Reporter

In February 2011, 32-year old Matthew Van Dyke left home in Baltimore and set off for Libya to help rebels overthrow the country’s dictator, Muammar Gaddafi. With a gun in one hand and a video camera in the other, he struggled to achieve political revolution -- and personal transformation. The latest from twice-Oscar-nominated director Marshall Curry (STREET FIGHT, IF A TREE FALLS) returns with a real-life adventure story with troubling implications about modern masculinity, terrorism and the age of social media. (U.S., 2014, 83m)

Weds-Thursday December 10-11
8:00p