REEL NEW MEXICO!

  September, 2015

 

Screening at La Tienda in El Dorado on Thursday, September 10, at 7 PM:

Gas, Food, Lodging (1992)

Love and sex complicate the lives of Nora Evans (Brooke Adams) and her two teenage daughters in this smart, sassy film about coming of age in a small New Mexico town. Seventeen-year-old Trudi Evans (Ione Skye) is beautiful, rebellious and very promiscuous – much to the dismay of her mother. Her younger sister, Shade (Fairuza Balk), fantasizes about love while watching afternoon movie matinees. And Nora auditions a colorful cast of suitors while waiting tables in the local diner.

Life takes a wild turn when Trudi announces that she’s pregnant, and the father of her baby mysteriously disappears. The girls’ long lost father (James Brolin) appears out of nowhere, hoping to make up for lost time. Shaping their lives in unpredictable ways, each new change teaches Nora and her daughters about love, life and each other.

Filmed in Deming, NM, this is also the first New Mexico made movie ever directed by a woman, (Allison Anders). It is 100 minutes long.

  There is a suggested donation of $5 and you can also bring food and drink into the theatre, thanks to the courtesy of our friends at the La Plancha Restaurant.
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or more information, please contact Jeff Berg at 466.1634 or nedludd76@hotmail.com

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REEL NEW MEXICO- AUGUST 2015

REEL NEW MEXICO!
  August, 2015
Screening at La Tienda in El Dorado on Thursday, August 13, at 7 PM:

Mystery Movie!

We aren’t going to tell you the title of the movie for August, but here are some clues:

– A small portion of it was shot in New Mexico and the film was released in the late 70’s.
– It was directed by one of the most popular directors of the late 70’s and stars an actor whose popularity was at its peak when this film was made.

-It is an adventure/thriller that we are sure will have you on the edge of your seat.
-It has a two hour running time.
-Most of the film was shot on location and is a remake of a French film.

-Steve McQueen was scheduled to be the star, but he turned down the role due to his commitment to fellow Santa Fe resident, Ali MacGraw.

If you guess the title, you get free admission!

Special note to folks on the Reel New Mexico Email list….the film announced in the July Email, ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’, has been postponed.

There is a suggested donation of $5 and you can also bring food and drink into the theatre, thanks to the courtesy of our friends at the La Plancha Restaurant.

For more information, please contact Jeff Berg at 466.1634 or nedludd76@hotmail.com

 Tentative titles….September–Gas, Food, Lodging…the first NM made feature film directed by a woman

October….Santa Fe (1997) or White Sands (1992)

 


REEL NEW MEXICO- JUNE 2015

Reel New Mexico, June, 2015

Screening at La Tienda in El Dorado on Thursday, June 11, at 7 PM, will be the documentary feature, ‘The Silence of Cricket Coogler’, produced by El Dorado resident, Richard Startzman (Mother O’Keeffe).  Special guest will be author, Paula Moore, author of ‘Cricket in the Web’.

Book sales onsite courtesy of COLLECTED WORKS!

This documentary investigates the mysterious death of an 18-year-old waitress in New Mexico in 1949. Silence of Cricket Coogler is a Political Murder movie–but this horrific rape and murder wasn’t a random crime; instead, the young beauty was a victim of political corruption and Mafia connections After doing his own investigation, mystery writer Tony Hillerman lent his insight to the film as well.

The feature-length film covers all aspects of Ovida “Cricket” Coogler’s unsolved murder, which changed history in Las Cruces and New Mexico.

Coogler was last seen alive at 3 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 1949, when she entered an official state car on Main Street in downtown Las Cruces. Her body was found 17 days later in a shallow grave south of Las Cruces. Jerry Nuzum, a professional football player and former NMSU Aggie, was arrested for the murder and then released for lack of evidence.

Students at the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now New Mexico State University, were so enraged by Nuzum’s arrest that they submitted a petition to the governor requesting a grand jury be appointed to investigate the murder. The grand jury was unable to indict anyone for Coogler’s murder, but the investigation resulted in the removal of the sheriff from office and the shutdown of local gambling joints.

The grand jury would not give up — it handed down 58 indictments against 25 people.

The documentary is narrated in part by the late John Ehrlichman with commentary by famed New Mexico author, the late great Tony Hillerman. In his remarks, Hillerman says “this strange little murder, and the incredible effort to cover it up, caused a kind of outrage that cleaned up New Mexico.”

Moore is the author of the 2008 book, ‘Cricket in the Web’, and has done years of research on the never-solved case. She will discuss her research and findings on Ms. Coogler’s demise, which involved numerous high level politicians in New Mexico.

Here is an interview with Ms. Moore: http://fnsnews.nmsu.edu/the-waitress-who-shook-new-mexico-part-one/

 Film Trailer –http://www.cinevisionproductions.com/apps/videos/videos/show/12514050



There is a suggested donation of $5 and you can also bring food and drink into the theatre, thanks to the courtesy of our friends at the La Plancha Restaurant.

For more information, please contact Jeff Berg at 466.1634  or nedludd76@hotmail.com

Coming in July… The Hired Hand, directed by and starring Peter Fonda – Made in New Mexico

REEL NEW MEXICO- MAY 2015

Screening on Thursday, May 14 at 7.PM, at La Tienda Performance Space in El Dorado, SWEET LAND (2005, 110 MINUTES)-  Sweet Land is a poignant, sweet and often funny lyrical celebration of land, love, and the American immigrant experience.

When Lars Torvik’s grandmother Inge dies, he is faced with a decision – sell the family farm on which she lived since 1920, or cling to the legacy of the land. Seeking advice, he turns to the memory of Inge and the stories that she had passed on to him.

 Inge arrived in Minnesota in 1920 to marry a young Norwegian farmer named Olaf but her German heritage and lack of official immigration papers makes her an object of suspicion in the small town, and she and Olaf are forbidden to marry. Alone and adrift, Inge goes to live with the family of Olaf’s friend and neighbor Frandsen and his wife Brownie, where she learns the English language, American ways, and a hard-won independence.

Inge and Olaf slowly come to know each other, and against the backdrop of endless farmland and cathedral skies they fall in love, a man and woman united by the elemental forces of nature. Still unable to marry, they live together openly, despite the scorn of the neighbors and the disapproval of the local minister.

 Based on Will Weaver’s short story A Gravestone Made of Wheat and shot on location in Southern Minnesota, Sweet Land is that rare independent feature that uses painterly images and understated performances and music to tell a universal story of love and discovery.


For more information, please contact Jeff Berg at 466-1634, nedludd76@hotmail.com or check reelnewmexico.com


You are now able to order and bring food and drink from La Plancha, the fine adjoining restaurant and enjoy it in the Performance Space, offering a casual dinner and a movie type event.

The $5 suggested donation/admission at the door is used for expenses and to bring in filmmakers for other screenings.


Reel New Mexico- April, 2015

REEL NEW MEXICO!

Playing on Thursday, April 9 at 7.PM, ‘THE HI LO COUNTRY’, (1998), based on real characters known by Albuquerque based author, Max Evans and shot entirely in New Mexico.  (Rated R)
  
Based on Evans’ iconic book, Billy Crudup (Without Limits) plays Woody Harrelson’s best pal, just returned to New Mexico from service in World War II with hopes of starting a cattle ranch free from the greedy clutches of a local rancher (Sam Elliott) who dominates the town of Hi-Lo like a boot clad kingpin. Harrelson joins in the effort, but tensions rise when he connects with the sultry seductress (Oscar winner Patricia Arquette) with whom Crudup has fallen inexplicably in love. Harrelson has provoked others as well, and he seems primed for a fall with his free-wheeling attitude and refusal to change with the times.  Invited guest is author/journalist Robert Nott, who recently co-wrote a book with Evans about director Sam Peckinpah.

Also in April – On Thursday, April 2, 7 PM- ‘An Evening with Gandhi and King’, presented by Heaven on Earth Creations and Reel New Mexico. 

Join Santa Fe Documentary Film Producer Cynthia Lukas for “AN EVENING WITH KING AND GANDHI” on Thursday, April 2, 2015, 7:00 p.m., at the Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado, Santa Fe. There will be an admission charge of $5.00. This program will last about 90 minutes.

Lukas will present the acclaimed PBS biography of King,  “In Remembrance of Martin,” and show clips from the upcoming documentary about the final, tragic and triumphant years of Gandhi’s life, “Gandhi’s Gift.”  This will be the first major documentary about Gandhi made in the U.S.  Lukas will lead a discussion about how King’s dream was shaped by Gandhi and how both of them might assess whether their dreams have been achieved.  For more information, contact Lucas at 466.4025.

And on Friday, April 17, 6.45 PM at the El Dorado Library....Made on Rte 66- a compilation of clips from movies made on (or near) Rte 66, from Illinois to California, with live narration by Jeff Berg.  This is a FREE 90 minute presentation and a Santa Fe premiere!

For more information, please contact Jeff Berg at 466-1634 or check reelnewmexico.com
   

You are now able to order and bring food and drink from La Plancha, the fine adjoining restaurant and enjoy it in the Performance Space, offering a casual dinner and a movie type event.

The $5 suggested donation/admission at the door is used for expenses and to bring in filmmakers for other screenings.

 


Reel New Mexico- March 2015

Screening on Thursday, March 12, will be ‘The Milagro Man: The Irrepressible Multicultural Life and Literary Times of John Nichols.’

 This film is a 78 minute feature documentary exploring the literary works and social activism of Taos resident John Treadwell Nichols, renowned author of the ‘New Mexico trilogy’ (The Milagro Beanfield War, The Magic Journey, The Nirvana Blues), Hollywood screenwriter, and author of non-fiction volumes such as On the Mesa, Keep it Simple, and Dancing on the Stones. The documentary, around the hub of an extensive interview, provides an intimate account of the creative literary process as exemplified in a gifted, determined, and unrepentantly radical American writer.  Mr. Nichols will be our INVITED guest, as is director, Kurt Jacobsen.   (subject to change!)
The $5 suggested donation at the door goes for expenses and to bring in filmmakers for other screenings.


For more information, please contact Jeff Berg at 466-1634.

Website for the film- http://milagroman.yolasite.com/

REEL NEW MEXICO- FEB 2015

REEL NEW MEXICO!

 On Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7 pm, REEL NEW MEXICO will present RED SKY AT MORNING, (which was shot mostly in Santa Fe, Galisteo and Truchas) at the Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado.

The 1971 film is based on the novel by Richard Bradford, who lived in Santa Fe for many years and is a quiet coming of age tale that takes place in the early days of World War II.

Richard Thomas stars as Joshua, whose well-to-do family moves from the deep south to New Mexico at the outbreak of the war. His father (Richard Crenna) is called to service, and it is up to Joshua to help take charge of the family home, as his mother (Claire Bloom) falls into a well of self-pity, longing for the amenities that were available to her at the family home in Alabama, while falling prey to a sycophantic cousin who mooches off Joshua’s father’s generosity. Co-stars Desi Arnaz, Jr. (nominated for a Golden Globe) and Cathy Burns help introduce Joshua to his new life in New Mexico.

The $5 suggested donation at the door will go for expenses and to bring in filmmakers for other screenings.

Screening on Thursday, March 12, will be ‘The Milagro Man: The Irrepressible Multicultural Life and Literary Times of John Nichols.’

This film is a 78 minute feature documentary exploring the literary works and social activism of Taos resident John Treadwell Nichols, renowned author of the ‘New Mexico trilogy’ (The Milagro Beanfield War, The Magic Journey, The Nirvana Blues), Hollywood screenwriter, and author of non-fiction volumes such as On the Mesa, Keep it Simple, and Dancing on the Stones. The documentary, around the hub of an extensive interview, provides an intimate account of the creative literary process as exemplified in a gifted, determined, and unrepentantly radical American writer.  Mr. Nichols will be our INVITED guest.  (subject to change!)

For more information, please contact Jeff Berg at 466-1634


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