Shackleton’s Ekphrastic: Writing Antarctica
A writing workshop held by Christopher J. Johnson will explore Antarctica through the photographs of Shackleton’s legendary Endur- ance crew. Workshop participants will respond these haunting and historical photos with all forms and styles of writing.
AHA Festival of Progressive Arts Application Launch Party
GALLERY; $5-$20 sliding scale.
Join AHA for an evening in celebration of cutting edge, counterculture, and interdisciplinary arts in Santa Fe as we prepare to release the application for the fourth annual AHA Festival in September. In addition to getting a sneak peak at the application for visual artists and performers, there will also be free food, a cash bar, an LP rummage sale, and pop-up performances by Max Friedenberg, Aunt Cackle and The Coleslaw King, DJ Feathericci, Johnny Bell, Lady Gloves, and more.
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.
SCUBA is full of surprises! From the illusive musical sounds of ice records to live arctic landscape painting, anything magical can hap- pen when SCUBA is involved. Spend a cozy evening with SCUBA celebrating ice in all its unique forms.
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.
Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival presents
Joe Papp in 5 Acts - Encore!
“An admiring portrait about a transformative figure.” –Hollywood Reporter
New York’s indomitable, dashing, street-wise champion of the arts, who introduced interracial casting to the American stage, brought free Shakespeare to Central Park (not to mention Hair and A Chorus Line), and nurtured many of our greatest playwrights, directors, and actors, finally gets the proper spotlight. Using his life and work as its prism, Joe Papp in Five Acts explores the issues Papp championed: freedom of expression, democracy in the arts, and the definition of American culture.
Copies of the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle, complimentary coffee and an optional lox and bagels “nosh” make this a quintessentially New York experience!
Special Guest: Award winning costume designer Patricia McGourty who will share her experiences working for Joe Papp.
Advance purchase tickets available now at www.SantaFeJFF.org or by calling 505-216-0672.
Encore performance on Sunday February 9
11:00a - Complementary coffee & copy of NYT crossword
11:30p - Film begins
SITE Santa Fe Foundation Council present:
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
“A comic masterpiece … perhaps the most perfectly achieved and executed of all of Buñuel’s late French films.” –Chicago Reader
Celebrate SITE Santa Fe’s exhibit “Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art” with the winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Film from 1972. This delicious satiric masterpiece from surrealist hero Luis Buñuel follows as an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined. (France, 1972, 101m, digital)
2:30p Sunday, February 9 - $10
THE MELTING WORLD: A Journey Across America’s Vanishing Glaciers.
When author Christopher White hiked around Glacier National Park in 1976, no one had heard of global warming. Since then, White has tracked the disappearance of glaciers amidst a world of melting ice. This intimate event with White features excerpts from his book, The Melting World, and tales of his personal journey to document the loss and impact of Montana’s alpine glaciers.
Friday, January 31
6:30 – 9:30pm
Join us for this fundraising event at the Munoz Waxman Gallery, to benefit CCA, KSFR and Casa Milagro. DJ’d by the fabulous Pete Gurule, host of KSFR’s "The Friday Nite Mixx Fixx.” Wear your dancin’ shoes and it’s BYOB and munchies.
Free Your Writing: a Workshop
The Santa Fe Writer’s Workshop presents a free art writing workshop to explore the ways art and fiction come together. The workshop will be run by program director Kyle Dillon Hertz.
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
Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival presents
Flix & Chopstix
Join us for a Mel Brooks double feature, featuring BLAZING SADDLES at 2:00p and 2:15p*, and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at 4:00p and 4:15p*. Come to one or both, then stay for a yummy Chinese dinner catered by “Yummy Cafe” at 6:00p, all at CCA: UPDATE: Dinner tickets have SOLD OUT, however there are limited tickets for each film available at the door, but this event is certain to sell out, so get your tickets early!
Starts at 2:00p Wednesday, December 25 - Tickets range from $10 - $36, now available at santafejff.org
DetonographySunday, December 15, 2pm
$5 Dollar Suggested Donation
Evelyn Rosenberg will be giving an artist talk about her work and her recently published book, Detonography. Her work explores the innovative technique she has invented to make sculpture with the use of explosives. Signed books will be available after the talk.
Vanessa Renwick and Oregon Department of Kick AssThursday, December 10, 7pm
$5 Dollar Suggested Donation
There are few living artists as in tune with the rugged spirit of the Pacific Northwest as Renwick and her Oregon Department of Kick Ass. Through experimental film, documentary, and installations, this Chicago trans- plant has delivered unsparingly rough but sumptuous visions ranging from travels with her pet half-wolf dog to an operatic rendition of the Trojan power plant’s demolition to Kodak-hour panoramas of the industrial tidal flats of Puget Sound. In the process, her films serve as both history lessons and searing contemporary portraits of the region’s peculiar wedding of urban and natural landscapes. They also serve as Cascadia mix-tapes, given Renwick’s collaborations with some of the region’s best musicians. Sam Coomes of Quasi, Lori Goldston, Tara Jane O'Neil and others. Join us in CCA's Living Room for a dynamic evening with Renwick, her stories and videos.
A Mushroom Cloud and the Twin Towers: the role of images in contemporary consciousnessSunday, December 8, 2pm
$5 Dollar Suggested Donation
How do images become placeholders for historic moments? What happens in the brain when images are no longer pictures, but rather icons loaded with emotion or politics? How is meaning-making changing as our world is increasingly flooded with images? This multi-media discussion event features an experimental format featuring a series of images, analyzed and compared by a panel of artists, journalists, and visual critics. Panelists include Nina Elder (Atomic Surplus artist); Laura Pressley (Executive Director, CENTER); Mary Anne Redding (Chair, Photography Department, Marion Center for Photographic Arts, SFUAD), Claudia X. Valdes (Atomic Surplus artist), and Khristaan Villela (Professor of Art History and Scholar in Residence, SFUAD).
The Legacy MakersThursday, December 12, 7pm
CCA Living Room
suggested $5 donation
There is a story to tell, a life to remember. There are properties, assets, or artworks to preserve. There are projects to wrap up and there are others that must keep going indefinitely. Legacy is inherent in our humanness, yet is different for every person, place, moment, or object. Dig into the intertwined but separate legacies of Tony Price, The Black Hole, and the first scientists of Los Alamos with Heather McClenahan (Los Alamos Historical Society), James Hart and Godfrey Reggio (The Friends of Tony Price), and Barbara Grothus (Ed Grothus/The Black Hole).
“A state-of-the-nation masterwork, a vitally important piece of work, and should be seen by as many people as possible.” –Playlist
What will become of our state universities—our revered and key American institutions—as budgets are cut? The legendary Frederick Wiseman's turns his camera on the University of California at Berkeley, one of the finest research and teaching facilities in the world. From issues of diversity to the complex web of governance, to the evolving intellectual social mission, UC Berkeley, under Wiseman’s astute gaze, is revealed as a complex, essential and resourceful place unlike any other. (U.S., 2013, 244m)
11:00a Sunday, December 8 only! Frederick Wiseman by Skype!
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!
Project Plowshare: John Wayne vs Edward TellerSunday, November 10, 2pm
$5 Dollar Suggested Donation
From John Wayne to Godzilla and from Alaska to Mississippi, Eduardo Gabrieloff will explore Project Plowshare, the United States’ program to find peaceful uses for nuclear weapons (1958-1977). In this multi-media event that incorporates monster movies, footage of Nuclear tests, photographs, gathered research and poetry, Eduardo will share how Project Plowshare proposed everything from Nuclear Fracturing (fracking) to a new Panama Canal dug with dozens of nuclear bombs. Part history archive, part research presentation, part artistic expression, this dynamic event is sure to leave an impression.
The Poetry of Arthur Sze: Gingko LightSunday, November 3, 2pm
$5 Dollar Suggested Donation
Santa Fe’s first poet laureate will give a live reading from his acclaimed book of poetry, The Gingko Light, and speak with audiences about his work’s relation to the nuclear legacy. Hosted by Christopher J. Johnson
Emblems, a tree operaoutdoors at CCA
Saturday, November 2nd
Shows at 6:30, 7:30, 8:30
FREE but RSVP required
On November 2nd, the Day of the Dead, Axle Contemporary presents a new Tree Operetta, Hidden Durations created by Molly Sturges inspired by Jerry Wellman's book Emblems of Hidden Durations. The operetta features a wide range of artists, musicians, dancers and community members. The piece combines “chance” compositional techniques and is different each performance. The audience, who sits around a dead piñon tree, is limited to 30 people. RSVP to this special, intimate event is necessary. Performances end with tea, cookies, and a time to talk together.
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
Atomic Surplus: Highlights from the Uranium Film Festival
Presented by Santa Fe Art Institute
Held each year in Rio de Janeiro, this festival explores nuclear power, uranium mining, nuclear weapons and the health effects of radioactivity, while seeking to educate and activate the public. Founder-directors Norbert G. Suchanek and Marcia Gomes de Oliveira will present a selection of films and lead a discussion.
7:30p Saturday, November 30
World AIDS Day Screening: Fire in the Blood
“Indispensable... extremely moving... powerful … demands to be seen by as wide an audience as possible … a shocking account of international trade terrorism sanctioned by Western governments." –Hollywood Reporter
For years, Western pharmaceutical companies, abetted by governments, aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south. Some estimated ten million died unnecessarily. But an unlikely group decided to fight back. Shot on four continents and including contributions from global figures such as Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu and Joseph Stiglitz, Dylan Mohan Gray’s film is the never-before-told true story of “the Crime of the Century” and the coalition that stopped it.
11:00am Sunday, December 1 - FREE, followed by Q&A!
Atomic Surplus: Nuclear Savage
"Stunning … An extraordinary documentary" –Huffington Post
Some use the term "savage" to refer to people from primitive cultures, but nuclear experimentation pushed savagery to new levels. In the 1950s, the U.S. conducted 67 atomic and hydrogen bomb tests in the Marshall Islands, vaporizing islands and exposing entire populations to fallout. The islanders on Rongelap received near fatal doses of radiation from one test, and were then moved onto a highly contaminated island to serve as human guinea pigs for 30 years, in an experiment conceived at Los Alamos. Santa Fe's Adam Horowitz, known locally as the builder of 'Fridgehenge,' spent 25 years collecting material—his own footage, archival clips, and unpublished secret documents—to create this unforgettable and ironic portrait of American cynicism, arrogance, and racism. Winner of festival awards in Paris, Chicago and Mexico City.
11:30a Sunday, December 1