|ROUSING DOCUMENTARY ON FRACKING SHOWS MARCH 14|
REEL NEW MEXICO
Monthly screenings of New Mexico’s finest independent films
Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m.
At The Performance Space at La Tienda
Yes, it can happen here. The documentary “Rooted Lands” follows residents of nearby Mora and San Miguel counties as they mobilize to protect their communities from the threat of hydraulic fracturing, aka fracking. The film’s breathtaking cinematography celebrates the landscapes and cultures of the area and makes their battle all that more crucial and affecting. If you are concerned about the future of our environment, you won’t want to miss “Rooted Lands.”
Q and A with filmmakers Renea Roberts and Nancy Dickenson follows the screening.
$5 suggested at the door
REEL NEWMEXICO kicks off the 2013 season witha new film by two of last year’s most popular filmmakers.
“Still Dreaming” is a documentary feature from Jilann Spitzmiller and Hank Rogerson, makers of last year’s award-winning, standing-room-only “Shakespeare Behind Bars.” Where the 2012 film chronicled a production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in a medium security Kentucky prison, “Still Dreaming” tells the story of the high-stakes return to the stage by a group of entertainers living at a home for aging actors just outside Manhattan.
A work-in-progress, shown for audience feedback, “Still Dreaming” follows two young co-directors and an ensemble of actors in their eighties who mount a production of the Bard’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” After six eventful weeks of rehearsals, they pull off two vibrant performances for friends and family. Along the way, the film explores hard questions about what should be asked of senior citizens and what they should ask of themselves, whether creativity is an essential human endeavor even into old age, and what is the value of community and intergenerational endeavors.
With the exception of this year’s opening program, set for February 21, all screenings take place on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at The Performance Space in La Tienda, a comfortable 100-seat venue with state-of-the-art equipment, located at Eldorado, off 285 just 10 minutes south of the Plaza. A contribution of five dollars is suggested at the door. More about Reel New Mexico and directions to the venue can be found at www.reelnewmexico.com