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
Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival: Sukkah City
“A one of a kind happening.” –Atlantic Monthly “A high concept ‘The Next Design Star’.” –San Francisco Chronicle
"Sukkah City" was the brainchild of best-selling author Joshua Foer and Reboot founder Roger Bennett. Foer asked, what if contemporary architects and designers were challenged to design and construct twelve radical sukkahs? And so was born the design competition and exhibition known as "Sukkah City." Over 200,000 visited the exhibit which was on display at Union Square. An exhibit of drawings of selected submissions accompanies the screening.
“Sukkah City” 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.
4:30p Sunday, November 9
Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival: AKA Doc Pomus
“Moves as much as it grooves!” –The Village Voice “ ‘Doc doc rocks!” –Huffington Post
Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, then emerged as a one of the most brilliant songwriters of the early rock and roll era, writing "Save the Last Dance for Me," "This Magic Moment," "A Teenager in Love," and dozens of other hits all from a wheelchair. An optional DJ Pizza Party precedes the screening at 6:00 PM
“AKA Doc Pomus” 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.
7:00p Sunday, November 9
REEL ROCK 9
Presented by Santa Fe Climbing 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!!
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’s, Ski 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!
A CCA Fundraiser at The Lensic: Dying to Know
In the 1960s, two conventional Harvard professors began probing the edges of consciousness. Over the next five decades, the two greatly impact modern thought, Timothy Leary as a counter-cultural legend and Richard Alpert as Ram Dass, a spiritual teacher. Gay Dillingham’s film, narrated by Robert Redford, offers an intimate portrait of an epic friendship, through life and into the next realm. (U.S., 2014, 95m)
7:00p Thursday, November 20 at The Lensic
Buster Keaton Food Drive Jam Session
Free!! Please bring a canned item or other donation to help feed the hungry
This soon-to-be local tradition rallies support for Santa Fe’s community members who don’t have enough food for their families this holiday season. Starring short films by Buster Keaton—funniest movies in the history of the universe—Santa Fe’s finest musicians and any willing audience members, we’ll create live soundtracks … and gather food and funds for Santa Fe’s food depots and homeless shelters. Hosted by Cinematheque Director Jason Silverman and Littleglobe’s Molly Sturges.
12:00p - 3:00p Sunday, November 23
Science On Screen: Cris Wood presents
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
“The first movie that bends your brain and breaks your heart at the same time.” –Entertainment Weekly
This Oscar-winning cult classic from Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman follows a man struggling to come to terms with his ex-girlfriend’s decision to surgically remove all memories of their relationship from her brain. Kate Winslet (nominated for an Oscar), Jim Carrey, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Ruffalo, Kirsten Dunst, David Cross, Jane Adams and Elijah Wood star in this mind-bending tale of heartbreak and the human brain. Neuroscientist Dr. Chris Wood, former director of the National Foundation for Functional Brain Imaging, will introduce the film using the current science around memory. (U.S., 2004, 108 min., digital video)
7:00p Tuesday, November 25