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.
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.