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Tim Hunter Presents: A Mini Festival on 16mm

Tim Hunter Presents: A Mini Festival On 16mm

Tim Hunter is a film and TV director whose credits include River's Edge (winner, Best Picture, 1986 Independent Spirit Awards), TEX (nominee, Golden Globes) the series Breaking Bad, Carnivàle, Chicago Hope, Deadwood, Law & Order, Mad Men, Twin Peaks and Hannibal.

These films, which guided us and made us think, can also remind us where we were then and where we are now.  Themes of democracy, racism, fascism and sexism abound, putting this moment in history in perspective  …  or at least allowing us to laugh, cry and have a good time. Plus! Hundreds of vintage books from Tim Hunter’s private collection on sale all day! Proceeds support the CCA.

DETAILS
WHAT: A Mini Festival On 16mm presented by Tim Hunter; a one-day event, all films to be shown on 16mm!
WHERE: Munoz Waxman Gallery, @ Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail
WHEN: Saturday, December 17, Noon-7:30p
SERIES PASSES: Suggested Donation - $5 per film / $15 day pass

Duck Soup
12:15p Saturday, Dec. 17
“Funny from beginning to end ... ” –Roger Ebert
Marx Bros. at their best! We’ve gone through the looking glass. Who would you rather have as Commander-in-Chief, the one we’re getting — or Groucho? (d. Leo McCarey, 1933, Universal, 68 min.)

Blonde Venus
1:45p Saturday, Dec. 17

“The screen is filled with a succession of lovely images—finely assembled detail and imaginatively composed settings, photographed with a camera unusually sensitive.” –Cinema Quarterly
Vintage Dietrich!
A cabaret singer takes up with a millionaire to pay for her gravely ill husband's operation. Survival strategies for the new Depression. The glass ceiling. With Marlene Deitrich and Cary Grant. (d. Josef von Sternberg, 1932, Universal, 93 min.)

Detour
4p Saturday, Dec. 17
“Ulmer conjures up a black, paranoid vision, totally untainted by glamour, of shabby characters trapped in a spiral of irrational guilt.” –Phillip Kemp
The greatest no-budget noir ever!
Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble. (d. Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945, 65 min.)

The Black Cat
6p Saturday, Dec. 17
“One of the neglected jewels in Universal Studios's horror crown … spiraling ode to overwhelming loss, both personal and universal.” –Slant
Bela Lugosi + Boris Karloff = classic horror!
American honeymooners in Hungary become trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident. The great debate between humanism and fascism with women caught in the middle.  With Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. (d. Edgar G. Ulmer, 1934, Universal, 65 min.)

The Big Heat
7:30p Saturday, Dec. 17  
Unmissable, timely Fritz Lang noir.
“One of the great works of film noir.” –Film4
Tough cop (Glenn Ford) takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate. How can a man alone take on overpowering political corruption, crime and the establishment? (d. Fritz Lang, 1953, Columbia, 90m)

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SF OPERA: Ken Burns' CIVIL WAR

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May 11 through May 17, only at CCA!
Free and Open to the Public! First come first served!

10:00a-3:30p Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17 Marathon Screenings (Sat Episodes 1-4, Sun 5-9)

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Part of Santa Fe Opera’s “Echoes of Cold Mountain: The Legacy of the American Civil War” film series

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SFJFF: Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood

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Friday May 29
11:30am

Tickets for Cinema's Exiles are free with your paid admission to any other "Stars in the Dark" film screened at CCA. To obtain your free ticket(s), please send an e-mail to the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 505.216.0672.

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Auteurs 2015: City Lights

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Monday June 15
6:00p

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CCA and St. John's Film Institute present THE AUTEURS Film Series
Charlie Chaplin: City Lights

The Tramp becomes a street sweeper, a boxer and a savior for a suicidal millionaire—all to find to help a blind flower girl recover her sight. From its an uproarious skewering of formality to its sublime ending, CITY LIGHTS melts the heart and tickles the funny bone. It is one of the most perfect works of art of the 20th century. (U.S., 1931, 87m, DCP, Janus)

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Auteurs 2015: The General

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Monday June 22
6:00p

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Rated the greatest silent film of all time by silentera.com, Buster Keaton told this brilliant story told with the extraordinary prowess of an artist at the height of his powers. Keaton’s ingenious and death-defying physical comedy is vividly captured, helping sweep us along on one of cinema’s grand adventures.

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Auteurs 2015: Touch of Evil

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Monday June 29
6:00p

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There’s never been noir quite like it. Orson Welles’ imaginative and virtuosic classic—restored by
a team including the legendary editor Walter Murch—follows the Mexican drug trade, as Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Welles himself play characters on a collision course with danger...

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Auteurs 2015: Rear Window

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Monday July 20
6:00p

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“One of those rare films without imperfection or weakness ... each scene by itself is a gamble that has been won ... It is rare to find such a precise idea of the world in a film.” – Francois Truffaut

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Best of Enemies

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Friday-Saturday Sept 18-19
1:00p - Final shows!

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“The best doc at Sundance. It rivetingly retraces how one heated rivalry sparked an entire culture of punditry.” –Time Out New York

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Aloft

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Thursday July 30
4:45p (Final show)

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“Boasts Claudia Llosa’s exceptionally lyrical eye for cinematography and her unassailable ability to create a haunted, slightly otherworldly atmosphere even out of banal events.” ­–Playlist

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Love At First Fight

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Thursday June 25
2:15p*
6:30p* (Final shows)

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This strange and wonderful romantic comedy follows a young man stuck in a French town who meets a young girl determined to train her body to survive the environmental apocalypse she is certain is coming...

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Slingshot

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Thursday August 13
2:00p
8:00p (Final shows)

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“An eye-opening bio of inventor Dean Kamen … much more than a description of a new technology – it’s an examination of why science is not more highly valued in our society.” –Orlando Weekly

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It Follows

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Thursday April 2
4:00p*
5:30p
7:45p (Final shows)

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“Despite borrowing cleverly from the best, manages to feel like no other example in recent years - tender, remarkably ingenious and scalp-pricklingly scary.” –Telegraph

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The Hunting Ground

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Thursday April 2
6:15p* (Final show)

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“Billed by the Sundance Film Festival as a ‘piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses.’ … judging by viewer reaction, festival programmers might have undersold it.” –New York Times

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Seymour: An Introduction

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HELD OVER FOR 2 MORE WEEKEND SHOWS!
Saturday-Sunday July 4-5

10:30a*

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“It will be eternal … embodies a profound worldview, a breathtakingly clear-headed perspective on art, personal commitment to it and its overarching value, and that inspires an example of, as Montaigne would put it, "how to live" … I could have watched it all day.” –Hollywood Reporter

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Merchants of Doubt

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Thursday May 7
1:00p (Final shows)

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“Enthralling … as fascinating as it is horrifying .. gives a peek behind the curtain of how public opinion is formed in this country, how spin doctors and media manipulators — often the same folks working across a whole range of issues — get people to ignore science at their own peril.” –L.A. Times

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Concerning Violence

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Friday-Sunday April 10-12
2:30p*

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“Profound … A commanding indictment of the exploitative nature of geopolitics, and of Europe's and the U.S.'s abuse of native peoples around the world.” –Village Voice

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Mommy

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Monday April 20
3:15p*
7:15p
Tuesday April 21
3:15p*
Wednesday-Thursday April 22-23
3:15p*
7:15p

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“Tremendous … one of the most vibrant, intoxicating, illuminating films of this or any Cannes … we can still feel it thrumming through our veins.” ­–Playlist

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Santa Fe Opera: Red Badge of Courage

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Tuesday April 21
7:00p

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“Says all that ever need be said about the terror of a man first entering battle, no matter which side he's on or in what war …  a major achievement that should command admiration for years and years.” –New York Times

Part of Santa Fe Opera's 'BEYOND COLD MOUNTAIN: The Legacy of the American Civil War' Film Series - Featuring an introduction by Civil War expert Ivan Barnett!

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Cupcakes

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Thursday April 30
3:00p* (Final show)

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“Candy colored, buoyantly upbeat musical with the glow of an exuberant block party” –Variety

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Adult Beginners

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Thursday May 7
5:30p
8:30p (Final shows)

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“A warmly appealing dramedy … sustains affection with its well-observed moments and gently offbeat comic rhythms.” –Variety

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The Epic of Everest

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Thursday May 14
5:45p (Final show)

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“The sequences in Nepal before the climb, of daily life among the Sherpas and their families, are of rare and magical ethnographic value.” –Daily Telegraph

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2015 New Mexico Women In Film SAGE Awards

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Tuesday June 30
6:00p*

New Mexico's advocate for women in the film industry will present the 2015 Sage Award to Monique Anair, for her dedication to the "greater feminine" and for her active support of girls and women in our state's entertainment industry. Tickets are $15 for guests, free for NMWIF Members. Tickets available at NMWIF.com.

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I Am Big Bird

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Thursday May 21
4:00p
7:15p* (Final Shows)

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“Who expected the Big Bird movie to be this year’s triumphant tearjerker  … speaks to the heart of a viewer and brings out the softie in everyone.” –POV

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Chabad Santa Fe: Above and Beyond

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Tuesday May 19
6:00p*

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Special one-time event! Presented by CHABAD Santa Fe! For more info call 505.983.2000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Slow West

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Thursday May 28
12:30p
4:00p*
6:00p* (Final shows)

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“Impeccably crafted … has a distinctly Coen-esque flavor in its mix of sly intelligence, bleak humor and unsettling violence … a wry American counterhistory.” –Variety

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Good Kill

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Thursday June 4
2:30p
4:45p
7:00p (Final shows)

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“A smart, quietly pulsating contemporary war drama … forward-thinking and exhilaratingly of the moment … notable for its tact and intelligence.” ­–Variety

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The Seven Five

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Thursday June 4
4:00p*
8:15p* (Final shows)

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“Wildly entertaining … Hollywood could take lessons in gangster chutzpah from the real-life convicted robbers and dirty cops … riveting.” –Variety

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The Connection

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Tuesday-Thursday June 16-18
7:30p (Final shows)

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A stylish, 70's-period crime thriller, this story tells of real-life Marseille magistrate Pierre Michel and his relentless crusade to dismantle the most notorious drug smuggling operation in history: the French Connection.

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Heaven Knows What

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Thursday June 25
3:30p
7:30p (Final shows)

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The latest from acclaimed sibling directors Josh and Benny Safdie blends fiction, formalism and raw documentary as it follows a young heroin addict who finds mad love in the streets of New York...

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Fresh Dressed

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Thursday July 2
6:15p* (Final shows)

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Legendary hip-hop journalist and entrepreneur Sacha Jenkins and the acclaimed rapper Nas tell the history of hip-hop fashion from its birth in the South Bronx to the rise of a multi billion-dollar global industry in this colorful, entertaining history.

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Escobar: Paradise Lost

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Thursday July 2
1:30p*
8:15p* (Final shows)

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“Absorbing and suspenseful … del Toro’s presence, like Brando’s in THE GODFATHER, looms over everything that happens.“ – Hollywood Reporter

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The Wolfpack

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Friday-Saturday July 17-18
8:30p (Final shows)

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“***** … like GREY GARDENS, it’s a story where every answer just spawns new questions … It has been a while since I’ve seen something that demands to be talked about with such urgency.” –Guardian

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The Overnight

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Tuesday-Thursday July 14-16
8:00p (final shows)

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An unpredictably weird and delightful sex comedy … fresh, sharply observed, zany and offbeat.” ­–NY Post

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Keeping Chaco Sacred: Protecting the San Juan Basin from Fracking

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Thursday July 9
5:30p

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This free community event hosted by the Western Environmental Law Center is a discussion of our legal and community-based efforts to protect greater Chaco Canyon and its people from fracking. This event features a photography exhibition of Georgia O'Keeffe's BLACK PLACE and a booksigning with Walter W. Nelson, a film screening of THE MYSTERY OF CHACO CANYON, plus an expert panel discussion. 

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Dope

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Thursday August 13
7:30p* (Final shows)

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“More American than Ferris Bueller … so fresh and joyous … Like DAZED & CONFUSED or THE BREAKFAST CLUB, a film about just how weird the extraordinarily normal kids are that, above all else, simply cooks along as a first-rate teen comedy caper film” –Village Voice

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Nuclear Watch NM presents Message from Hiroshima

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Thursday August 6
6:30p (Reception & Silent Auction)
7:30p (Film followed by Panel Discussion)

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On August 6, 1945, the Nakajima district of Hiroshima was a bustling neighborhood … until the first atomic bomb was dropped by the U.S. military. Director Masaaki Tanabe reflects upon the 70th anniversary through heart-wrenching testimonials of survivors, plus digital recreations of life prior to the bomb. The film will be followed by a panel discussion of nuclear weapons issues by Valerie Plame of Global Zero, Rev. John Dear of Campaign Nonviolence, and Jay Coghlan of NukeWatch. Tickets for the event are $15 for the film and panel discussion; $25 includes a Reception & silent auction with the panel members. Reservations are recommended - click here, or call CCA at (505) 982-1338. (Japan, 2015, 52m, digital, in Japanese with English subtitles).

Film and panel discussion presented by Nuclear Watch New Mexico

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Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival presents The Deli Man

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Sunday August 9
11:00am

“delicious” –Detroit News     “pickled in a nostalgic brine” –New York Daily News      “charming” –Los Angeles Times

11:00a Sunday, August 9 - Optional “deli bites” lunch and live klezmer music following film. 
UPDATE: SOLD-OUT!!! To be put on the Waiting List, please call 505.216.0672 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We Come As Friends

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Monday-Thursday Sept 13-17
4:30p* - Final shows!

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“…a surreal, moving, infuriating and persuasive argument that in South Sudan, there’s nothing post about colonialism.” –Manohla Dargis, New York Times

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Digging for Fire

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Thursday Sept 10
8:00p* - Final show!

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An unhappily married couple (Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt) discover a gun and a bone in the backyard of a house where they are staying, setting off an amusing chain of events.

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The Look of Silence

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Thursday Sept 3
12:30p - Final show!

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Joshua Oppenheimer’s extraordinary follow-up to the Oscar-nominated THE ACT OF KILLING profiles a young optometrist who embarks upon a journey to understand the murder of his brother.

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People Places Things

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Monday-Thursday August 24-27
4:15p*
8:30p*

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When graphic novelist Will Henry accidentally walks in on his wife with another man, his life officially begins to suck. Jemaine Clement's (FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS) special brand of nerdy cluelessness is utterly charming and soulful in this understated comedy that revels in the awkwardness of trying to create a new happy ending.

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Being Evel

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Friday-Monday September 4-10
12:30p

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He was the ultimate antidote to the disenchantment of the 70′s. But few knew the incredible and often complex aspects of his epic life, which, like his jumps, was sometimes glorious and sometimes disastrous.

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Listen To Me Marlon

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Friday-Sunday October 2-4
3:00p

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Based on 200 hours of recently discovered recordings, Stevan Riley assembles a self-portrait of a deeply troubled man with insecurities, alliances, creative genius to burn, and sexual magnetism.

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Arcade Fire: Reflektor Tapes

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Saturday-Sunday September 26-27
8:45p

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The ever-curious band Arcade Fire’s already legendary 2013 album Reflektor is deeply inspired by the music and culture of Haiti and the writings of Kierkegaard. It is, in short, a journey and an adventure, and this film explores its making and its visionary release in all of its glory.

More shows added this weekend!

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The New Mexico National Guard Bataan Military Museum presents 4-4-43

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Friday Sept 18
6:00p - with dirctor John Lukacs in person! 

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On the morning of April 4, 1943, ten American prisoners-of-war and two Filipino convicts broke out of the Davao Penal Colony, an allegedly escape-proof Imperial Japanese Army prison plantation in the Philippines. Their remarkable tale is told through the experiences of Lt. Col. William Edwin Dyess, one of the war’s most extraordinary yet little-known heroes, a handsome, daring Texan whose exploits changed the course of the war and later changed U.S. military policy. Presented in conjunction with National POW/MIA Recognition Day! $5 for Active or Retired Military/ $10 General admission.

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Symphony of the Soil

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Friday September 25
7:30p
Saturday-Sunday September 26-27
12:00p

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“Unfolding with gentle joy and an unexpected beauty, this ode to the miracle of the Earth’s topmost layer gives us a newfound respect for the ground beneath our feet.” –New York Times

Filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia in person for Q&A following Friday 7:30p and Saturday 12p show!

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Blind

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Thursday October 1
4:30p
6:45p - Final shows

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Winner, Sundance, Berlin film festivals!  ”Revelatory …alternately droll, sexy, heartbreaking.” –Variety

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Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival presents Two Films by Aviva Kempner: Rosenwald

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“Critic’s Pick … rich and fascinating.” –New York Times

After Julius Rosenwald—the uneducated son of an immigrant peddler who became the president of Sears—read the writings of educator Booker T. Washington, he went on a mission: to work with African American communities to build schools. And he did, more than 5,300 during the Jim Crow, pre-Civil Rights era. His support of African American intellectuals and artists left a powerful legacy, with Marian Anderson, James Baldwin, Ralph Bunche, W. E. B. DuBois, Katherine Dunham, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Gordon Parks, Jacob Lawrence and many others given funds to pursue their work. The award-winning filmmaker Aviva Kempner tells Rosenwald’s forgotten story. (U.S., 2015, 90m, DCP)

7:30p Saturday, October 3 - Tickets available HERE or call 505-231-5874.

A desert reception follows the screening of Rosenwald!

Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival presents Two Films by Aviva Kempner: The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

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“An unabashed valentine to baseball's Hall of Fame slugger  … valuable as history and resonant with meaning for today.” –New York Times

Aviva Kempner explores the life and career of Hank Greenberg, the first major Jewish baseball star in the Major Leagues, and an eventual Hall of Famer, who broke boundaries and fought bigotry with his stardom. (U.S., 2000, 90m)

11:00a Sunday, October 4 - Tickets available HERE or call (505) 231-5874.

Don’t miss the optional "ballpark bites" lunch after Greenberg!

Defenders of Wildlife: Milking the Rhino

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****” –Chicago Tribune

Winner, Best Documentary, San Luis Obisbo Film Festival

Join Defenders of Wildlife for a screening of this award-winning documentary, which examines the deepening conflict between humans and animals in an ever-shrinking world. It is the first major documentary to explore wildlife conservation from the perspective of people who live with wild animals. The film’s producer and Santa Fe local, Jeannie Magill will be on hand to present the film and host a Q&A session following the screening


Wednesday, February 17 7p

FREE