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


REEL NEW MEXICO RETURNS!

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What do Lucky Gagin, Henry Fonda, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Divine, Rosalind Russell, Warren Beatty and Johnny Cash all have in common?They will all be on the big screen at the Performance Space on Thursday, Oct 9 at 7 pm as part of a presentation of Made in Santa Fe films. All seats, $5.00- cheap! AND you can bring food over from La Plancha!

Presented by New Mexico film historian Jeff Berg, this program will include approximately 15 clips from movies that have been filmed in or around Santa Fe since 1936.  The clips run from 2-5 minutes and after each, Berg offers live narration and strongly encourages audience participation (except for throwing things) during the 90-100 minute program.

A fun blend of comedy, action, and scenes from known and little known movies, this program will mark the return of REEL NEW MEXICO to El Dorado!

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

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Films used in the show

INDIAN DAY SCHOOL
TEXAS RANGERS
RIDE THE PINK HORSE

FANCY PANTS
HOLLYWOOD OR BUST
WHERE ANGELS GO, TROUBLE FOLLOWS
THE McMASTER’S

CHEYENNE SOCIAL CLUB
BILLY JACK
A GUNFIGHT
TWO-LANE BLACKTOP
RED SKY AT MORNING

THE FORTUNE
LUST IN THE DUST

POWWOW HIGHWAY
SANTA FE


Reel New Mexico Shows Western Retrospective October 8

REEL NEW MEXICO SCREENS WESTERN RETROSPECTIVE

On Tuesday October 8 at 7 PM, Jeff Berg will show a compilation of great clips from westerns filmed in New Mexico and comment on their place in film history. Jeff is a film historian, film critic, and film buff who currently is involved in managing the new Jean Cocteau Theater. This is his second appearance at Reel New Mexico. His first was well attended and very entertaining. Because of his encyclopedic knowledge of the film industry he is able to provide background and insider information denied to most film lovers.

This will be our last program in 2013. We’ll crank up again come winter.

 


“Powwow Highway” shows on Tuesday August 13

On Tuesday, August 13, Reel New Mexico is proud to present “Powwow Highway,” an offbeat road film which tracks the journey of mellow Philbert Bono (Gary Farmer), a Montana Cheyenne tribe member who has to drive hundreds of miles to pick up a sister arrested in Santa Fe. Accompanying him is the intensely political Buddy Red Bow (A Martinez). Together, the two discover that they have much to learn from each other about life and strife.  “Powwow   Highway” was awarded the Filmmaker’s Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival.

Reel New   Mexico presents films with a New   Mexico connection on the second Tuesday of each month (Note change from Thursday to Tuesday), at 7 p.m. in The Performance Space in La Tienda Center, off Avenida Vista Grande at 285. For a truly memorable evening, don’t miss “Powwow   Highway” on August 13. A contribution of five dollars is suggested at the door. Directions to the venue are at www.reelnewmexico.com


Four Short Films PLAY July 11

REEL NEW MEXICO

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SUMMER SHORTS!!

Thursday, July 11, at 7 p.m. at La Tienda

Reel New Mexico, the state’s only ongoing film series dedicated to showing movies with a New Mexico connection, is excited to celebrate high summer with four short films, each quite different from the others. They will be screened on Thursday, July 11, at La Tienda Center in Eldorado, starting at 7 p.m.

“Underway,” a Western fantasy from Paul Marcus, gives us a mysterious and truly haunting woman, cast out of time and place, who must search for clues about who she is and where she is going. The short comedy “All in a Day’s Work” centers around a hapless guide who keeps trying to corral a group of dazed and enthused tourists exposed for the first time to the wonders of northern New   Mexico.

Meow Wolf’s chronicle of their recent exhibit, “Construction and Destruction of ‘The Due Return,’” assumes a sailing ship from another dimension has beached on the sands of Santa Fe, submerging those curious enough to enter it in a rich history from a distant world.

Dusty McGowan’s “Mickey” tells the story of a down-on-his-luck boxer who stumbles on a unique opportunity to become an unlikely hero.

The filmmakers will discuss their works after the screenings.

Reel New   Mexico presents films with a New   Mexico connection on the second Thursday of each month, at 7 p.m. in The Performance Space in La Tienda Center, off Avenida Vista Grande at 285. Directions to the venue are at www.reelnewmexico.com . A contribution of five dollars is suggested at the door. IN AUGUST WE MOVE TO SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH!

 

 

On Thursday, June 13, Reel New Mexico is excited to present “Becoming Eduardo,” an award-winning feature film directed by Rod McCall of Las Cruces. McCall will discuss the film and take questions from the audience after the screening. The program starts at 7 p.m. at La Tienda Center in Eldorado.

Based on the novel Alternative Ed, by LouAnne Johnson, “Becoming Eduardo” tells the story of Eddie Corazon. At sixteen, the former straight-A student has become a juvenile delinquent attending an alternative high school in Rosablanca, New Mexic. There he falls in love with a college-bound girl and discovers he has a knack for poetry. But a few bad choices result in Eddie’s being sent to live with his bachelor uncle Tio in Truth or Consequences. There he takes to calling himself Eduardo, as his exposure ot Tio’s way of life shatters his masculine stereotypes and inspires himself to view himself – and the world – in a new light.

Director Rod McCall, who will discuss the film, teaches Storyboarding and Directing at New   MexicoStateUniversity. Julian Alcaraz, the actor who plays Eddie, has gone on to become a regular in the new cable version of “90210” and is one of the leads in the big studio remake of “Red Dawn.” “Becoming Eduardo” has been shown at 17 film festivals throughout the world and won three awards at the Santa Fe Film Festival in 2009.

Reel New   Mexico presents films with a New   Mexico connection on the second Thursday of each month, at 7 p.m. in The Performance Space in La Tienda Center, off Avenida Vista Grande at 285. A contribution of five dollars is suggested at the door. Directions to the venue are at www.reelnewmexico.com


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