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