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
Design is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli
“Their influence is everywhere … their enthralling documentary goes beyond the duo’s epic portfolio to reveal the intimate dynamic of their long-lived partnership." –Vanity Fair
You know them, even if you don’t know their names. Lella and Massimo Vignelli’s designs cover such a broad spectrum that you are sure to have encountered their work, from industrial and product design, graphic and publication design, brand identity, architectural graphics, and exhibition, interior, and furniture design. Massimo brought the Helvetica typeface to America in 1965, and then he and Lella created New York’s iconic subway signage and maps; the interior of Saint Peter’s Church at Citicorp Center; Venini lamps; Heller dinnerware; furniture for Poltrona Frau; and branding for Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ford and American Airlines. Numerous luminaries testify in a lovely tale of creativity and partnership. (U.S., 2013, 79m, DCP, First Run Features)
Starts November 8 - Friends of Architecture Santa Fe special screening 7:00p Friday, November 8 with Director Kathy Brew by Skype! $10 general admission, $8 for AIA and CCA Members
Rebels With A Cause
In the 1950s, Marin County coast seemed destined to become an extension of San Francisco, with suburban housing developments, multi-lane freeways and marinas. Agriculture would become a thing of the past. Developers would cash in. The urban would steamroll the rural. But then an extraordinary group of ordinary citizens stepped in to save what are now the Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, creating an 80 mile-long park that supports open space, recreation, agriculture and wildlife. Featuring Stewart Udall and Bill Bennett, with narration from Frances McDormand.
12:00p Sat Nov 2 & 8:00p Sun Nov 3, followed by Q&A!
Lannan Foundation present
Dirty Wars with Jeremy Scahill
Followed by booksigning!
“Astonishingly hard-hitting... jawdropping... has the power to pry open government lockboxes." –Variety
Barack Obama, assassin? War journalist Jeremy Scahill investigates the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), a once-covert unit he believes is executing those on the President’s secret “kill list” of alleged enemies of the state. A reporter for the Nation and author of the bestselling Blackwater (which revealed U.S. corruption in Iraq), Scahill visits an Afghan village where U.S. forces killed a family, including pregnant women, and scrubbed the scene of evidence. Then, after JSOC’s successful raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, it targets an American citizen who has turned to radical Islam. Astonishing and dramatic—a real-life ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN—Richard Rowley’s film builds a deeply troubling case that the “global war on terror” has spread beyond borders and spun out of control. Based on the book Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, and shown in combination with Scahill's sold-out performance at the Lensic October 30. Scahill and producer Anthony Arnove will be present for post film Q&A. (U.S., 2013, 90m, digital video)
6:00p Thursday, October 31 only!!! $5 suggested donation SOLD OUT !
ENCORE SHOW IN THE STUDIO AT 6:50P, ALL SHOWS SOLD OUT!
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 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
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
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 - All tickets $20, advance tickets are recommended and are available online or by calling 505-982-1338
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!!
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!
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
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!
Masters of Comedy: Santa Fe Opera's Family Film Fiesta
“Opera is a planet where the muses work together, join hands and celebrate all the arts,” Franco Zefferelli once said. “Kill de rabbit,” Elmer Fudd responded. For this program, acclaimed tenor and SFO fixture Bill Burden uses great cartoons and some props to remind us how fun the performing arts can be.
11:00am Sat August 10 - FREE, with door prizes!
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
Cavedigger & Monument to the Dream
In the mysterious depths of Northern New Mexico’s sandstone cliffs, Ra Paulette digs cathedral-like “eighth wonder of the world” art caves, with each creation taking years to complete. But by the time each masterwork is complete, Ra and his patrons usually have gone their own ways due to creative tensions. Can he complete his greatest piece, 10 years in the making? Jeffrey Karoff’s award-winning documentary tells the incredible tale of a singularly determined artist. Preceded by the Oscar-nominated MONUMENT TO THE DREAM, the story of the awe-inspiring creation of St. Louis’s Gateway Arch by Eero Saarinen. (U.S., 1964, 28m)
NEWLY RESCHEDULED SHOWS:
Mon July 29: 7:30p
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!
New Mexico Filmmakers Experience: Hispanic NM Filmmakers
What is the filmmaking experience from the Hispanic point of view? Come listen to this eclectic panel of Hispanic New Mexico Filmmakers and hear what they have to say about their experiences making films in New Mexico. Panel featuring Conrad Gomez, Kara Sachs, Alisa Valdes, Diego Lopez, and moderator Cynthia Jeannette Gomez.
11:00am Sunday, June 30 - FREE and open to the public!!
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
Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival presents Hava Nagila
"A toe-tapping, entertaining celebration.” –San Francisco Chronicle
Roberta Grossman’s documentary romp shares the history, mystery and meaning of the great Jewish standard, featuring interviews with Harry Belafonte, Leonard Nimoy, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell and Regina Spektor, and following the ubiquitous party song on its fascinating journey from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the kibbutzim of Palestine to the cul-de-sacs of America. (U.S., 2013, 78m, digital video)
4:00p Sunday, June 16 - Advance tickets available exclusively at www.santafejff.org/tickets for $15 and include a "deli bites" reception and live klezmer following Q&A. Tickets will be $20 at the door. Screening will be followed by a Q&A with Dyanna Taylor, the film's cinematographer!