Events Archive


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

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

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

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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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Last Days in Vietnam

“Observant, incisive, and at times both heartrending and inspiring.” –Hollywood Reporter
In 1975, as North Vietnamese forces closed in on Saigon, South Vietnamese resistance quickly crumbled, leaving a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives to prepare the withdrawal, and help rescue as many of their allies as possible. But the White House issues strict instructions: evacuate only Americans. This tale of heroism, under the most extreme of situations, comes from Emmy-winning director Rory Kennedy. (U.S., 2014, 98m, DCP)

Saturday, October 11 at 7:00p show presented by Veterans For Peace, preceded by a booksigning (5p-7p) by Dana Chwan with her book, "The Reluctant Sorority: The Life, Loves, and Loss of Three Vietnam War Widows"

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Sustainable Sunday Film Series: 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. Presented by Citizens' Climate Lobby! (U.S., 2014, 92m, Digital, Radius TWC)

12:30p Sunday, October 12 • Introduced by Senator Jeff Bingaman!


Gallery Nights Kick-Off

Enjoy an after-work cocktail and check out the exhibition, learn a new skill and grab a bite to eat! CCA kicks off new evening hours with hands-on workshops, partnering with food trucks and local bars to create a socially engaging gallery experience. Mark your calendars for a fabulous evening of art and entertainment every second Thursday at Gallery Nights. This month CCA’s programming coordinator, Angie Rizzo, will be leading a geometric paper shape-making workshop complete with a contest and prizes! Let’s see who can fold the fastest...
Thursday, October 9: 5 – 9pm // Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery, $5

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"Complementary and Alternative Medicine and

Psychiatry: An Evidence Based Approach"

Presented by UNM Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Marlene P. Freeman, MD,
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
From St. John’s Wort to Omega-3 fatty acids, from acupuncture to exercise, Americans are turning to complementary and alternative medicine to treat their behavioral health challenges. What do we really know about the effectiveness or safety of these alternatives to more traditionally-researched psychotherapies or psychiatric drugs?

6:00p Wednesday, October 8 - FREE and Open to the Public!

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Walking The Great Divide

“No other film captures the beauty and grandeur of the king of trails” –Nashville Public TV
Outdoor documentary specialist Mark Flagler interviews over 30 hikers as they embark on a 5-6 month thru-hike traversing New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.  Share the trials and triumphs as Flagler and his fellow hikers brave high altitude trekking, intense desert heat, cross country navigation and deep canyons.  Follow Flagler as he hikes through 21 wilderness areas, 3 national parks, and one national monument to capture this national treasure.

Whether you are a long-distance walker, day hiker, or outdoor enthusiast, this primitive backcountry trail provides you with the opportunity to experience the unique and scenic areas which surround it.  Whether you walk only a few steps or are planning a CDT thru-hike you will quickly see why it is coined ‘The King of Trails’. This screening of Walking the Great Divide is part of the Flagler Films Long-Distance Hiking Tour, visiting 9 cities with 14 shows over 15 days!

2:00p Sunday October 5 only! with director Mark Flagler in person!


Perspectives on Healing the Body

Interact with the exhibition in a unique and dynamic form. After recently finishing yoga teacher training, former CCA staffer Naomi Gibbons will lead a Vinyasa yoga class amongst Chuck Ginnever’s sculptures, providing the chance to truly see ‘New Perspectives’ from all angles. Invite art and movement to heal your body through this Vinyasa flow. Please bring all your yoga essentials: mat, towel,
comfortable clothing and water.

Saturday, October 4: 2pm // Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery, $10

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This Is A Stereotype

“This Is A Stereotype” is an artistic narrative about the possible causes and effects surrounding Indigenous identity with the intention to socially engage the public. The project is compiled of historical footage sourced from the Archives of the Institute of American Indian Arts’ "Native American Video Tape Archive, 1976” juxtaposed with imagery and interviews from contemporary artists, scholars, and activists from across the United States. “This Is A Stereotype” invites the viewer to become an active participant in society, thinking critically when making decisions regarding culture and appropriation. (U.S., 2014, digital video)

6:00p Wednesday, October 1! Filmmakers Cannupa Hanska Luger, Dylan McLaughlin and Ginger Dunnill in person! $3 Suggested Donation

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The Friendship Club presents The Sting

“One of those instances where everything good about Hollywood just fell into one place at the right time … Magnificent, timeless stuff.” ­Empire
It’s the con of a lifetime. Two grifters (Robert Redford and Paul Newman) set out to avenge the murder of their friend by swindling a mobster (Robert Shaw). Featuring Scott Joplin’s brilliant music and wondrous performances, this is one of the most entertaining films of all time. (U.S., 1973, 127m, DCP)

7:00p Sunday, September 28! $15 benefits The Friendship Club

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Sagrada: Mystery of Creation

“**** … A philosophical meditation on art, design and time. Beautiful. 4 Stars." –Tribune de Genève
They broke ground in 1882; they are about halfway through. The building is the  Sagrada Família in Barcelona, designed by the Antoni Gaudí, continues to advance, thanks to an international army of workers—including one sculptor who has been at it for 30 years— and history with highs and lows. More than any building, the Sagrada Familia encourages questions about architecture, creativity and process. (Germany, Switzerland, 2012, 89 mins, DCP)

Starts Friday, September 26 • Special Opening Event 7:00p Fri, Sept 26, presented by Friends of Architecture Santa Fe


Live Music/Silent Film: THE WIND with The Invincible Czars

The band: “A rare breed…. renowned for eclectic and sophisticated compositions.”
A cult favorite from Austin travels north to create a live soundtrack to the classic THE WIND. The Inivincible Czars fuse a stunning array of music into a smart, atmopheric sound; and Victor Seastrom’s classic film follows a strong woman (Lillian Gish) who moves to a god-forsaken town, only to find herself in increasingly difficult circumstances, including the near-constantly howling wind. The screenplay is by the legendary Frances Marion. (U.S., 1928, 95m, digital video)

7:30p Thursday, September 25 • $10 in advance/$12 at door


CCA Artist Supper Club

This new and exciting venture to support CCA for its 35th anniversary was launched by a group of Santa Fe artists. These accomplished artists are serving as hosts and chefs for very special suppers during the months of May - September 2014. Each artist has designed a memorable multi-course dining experience for their guests as well as a personal home and studio tour. See below to learn more about these wonderful artists and their supper plans.

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Sustainable Sunday Film Series: PUMP

Skype introduction by filmmaker John Tickell
America is addicted to oil. How did it happen? Josh and Rebecca Tickell, winners at Sundance for their film FUEL, trace the story, from the initial corporate conspiracy through to today’s monopoly … and clearly explain how we can end it. More than a decade in the making, this is must-viewing for anyone with a car or living on the grid. Presented with Citizens' Climate Lobby. (U.S., 2014, 112m)

12:30p Sunday, September 21 • $5 Suggested Donation

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New Mexico Film Foundation: Life in New Mexico

Working from 138 clips submitted by 54 New Mexico residents, eight editors from the state created a series of films exploring and celebrating our local cultures and peoples. This screening showcases both New Mexico and the post-production professionals who live here. Hosted by Dirk Norris, Director, New Mexico Film Foundation.

11:30a Saturday, September 20 • $5 Suggested Donation


Instameet Santa Fe!

CCA hosts the second Santa Fe Instameet! The event will activate the entirety of CCA’s campus with multiple photography opportunities – including portrait set-ups with studio lighting. Come meet and greet local and international Instagrammers and make Instagram history. Pop-up restaurant by Paper Dosa and a cash bar. Mountain. Desert. Mirror. an exhibition featuring photographs by Santa Fe-based Instagrammers Erin Azouz and Ja Soon Kim opens in the Cinematheque Lobby. #HowToSantaFe is a project lead by 12FPS and in collaboration with and JLH Media. Funding provided by Santa Fe Economic Development Department with support from Mayor Javier Gonzales.
Friday, September 12: 6 – 10pm // Cinematheque Lobby and Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery, FREE

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Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival presents:

The Sturgeon Queens

"Grade A ...Tasty!” –Palm Beach Post   "Sharper than a Nova slicing knife" –TimeOut New York 
What do Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, chef Mario Batali, New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, and 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer have in common? Come to The Sturgeon Queens and find out.

100-year-old Hattie Russ Gold and her sister 92-year-old Anne Russ Federman have life stories that hit all the keynotes of the American Jewish immigrant experience. They are the two surviving daughters from the famed lox and herring emporium Russ & Daughters on New York’s Lower East Side. The Sturgeon Queens, winner of Audience Choice Awards at the San Diego, Los Angeles and Palm Beach Jewish Film Festivals, is their family’s story. 

11:00 AM & 11:15AM* & 1:00P Sunday, September 7, with live klezmer music, complimentary coffee & rugelach and optional smoked fish brunch.  Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at door, smoked fish brunch extra. 
UPDATE: 11:00A & 11:15A shows SOLD OUT! To get on the waiting list please email

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Food + Water Watch NM presents:


Free Event! 
“Resistance”, a new film on the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Be one of the first to see this important new film and learn what you can do locally to fight back against factory farm abuse of our life-saving medicines. This is a free screening but seating is limited.

Factory farms regularly give their animals daily, low doses of antibiotics to compensate for filthy living conditions and boost profits. In fact, a whopping 80% of antibiotics in the US are used on factory farms. This practice is breeding antibiotic-resistant bacteria and making the medicines we rely on to treat simple infections less effective when we actually need them.

We can't sit back and watch the dairy industry squander our life-saving medicines. We're working locally to call for federal action to ban factory farms from using antibiotics on healthy animals.

4:00p Saturday, September 6, call 505-750-4919 to RSVP


Artist talk with Sam Scott

Join Sam Scott for an intimate walk-through of his new exhibition, Messages from the Wounded Healers. Infused with mythology and symbolism, this series of never-before-seen paintings has developed over the years since 9/11 as an examination of the earth’s destruction, persistence, and hope. During this special event, Scott shares the stories, characters, influences and places that appear in this massive body of work.
2:00p Saturday, August 23 - spector ripps project space, FREE

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Veterans for Peace present:

Kill Team

Adam Winfield, a 21-year-old infantryman in Afghanistan, attempted with the help of his father to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. When his father's pleas for help went unheeded, Adam was left to face his scornful platoon members, who threatened to silence him, permanently. Forced to choose between his conscience and his own survival, Adam finds himself drawn into a moral abyss. Winner of multiple festival awards, Dan Krauss’s phenomenal story of war and conscience offers a deep look at the machinery and psychology of the modern military. (U.S., 2013, 90m, DCP, Oscilloscope) 
2:00p Saturday, August 23 - Skype introduction by director Dan Krauss, followed by panel discussion

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Sustainable Sunday Film Series:

The Age of Stupid

The year is 2055, and in a world devastated by mankind’s lack of foresight, one soul (Pete Postlewaite) seeks the answers to why we let our planet fall to ruin. Looking over archive footage from the year 2007, he sees everyone talking about the damaging effects of global warming, but no one bothering to take the action required to reverse the troubling trend. Presented by Citizen’s Climate Lobby. (U.K., 2009, 92m, digital video)
12:30p Sunday, Aug 24 • $5 suggested donation, with Councilman Peter Ives to discuss Santa Fe's Climate Change Task Force

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

Andrei Tarkovsky: ANDREI RUBLEV

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.

“The best arthouse film of all time … as close to transcendence as cinema gets.” The Guardian
Commissioned to paint the interior of the Vladimir cathedral, a great artist travels across Russia, witnessing cruelty, brutality and narrow-mindedness, and arrives at his destination in a crisis of faith. He retreats into silence, emerging only after the appearance of a spirited young artist. Tarkovsky’s controversial epic, banned and then mercilessly edited by Russian authorities, exists in its own cinematic plane, providing a startlingly visual, otherworldly vision of the challenges faced by a creative spirit. (Russia, 1966, 183m, digital)

10:30am - New Showtime of 11:00am Saturday-Sunday August 2-3; 5:30p Monday, August 4

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FUZE.SW Food & Folklore Festival present:

The Gift with Gary Farmer

Santa Fe’s celebration of New Mexico’s culinary culture features this journey in exploration of the deep relationship between humans and corn. Though best known as an actor (the star of POWWOW HIGHWAY and, with Johnny Depp, DEAD MAN), director Gary Farmer also has been an activist for indigenous communities, with a focus on media empowerment and cultural issues (Canada, 1999, 59m). Preceded by Alex Rivera’s hilarious and troubling experimental documentary PAPAPAPA, an adventure featuring potatoes, and couch potatoes, traveling from South America to the U.S. Director Alex Rivera joins by Skype (U.S.-Peru, 1997, 26m).
2:30p Sunday, August 3

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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

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