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 On Thursday, November 13, at 7 pm, REEL NEW MEXICO will present the delightful comedy, shot on Route 66, BAGDAD CAFE at the Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado.

‘Bagdad Cafe” an adorable comic fable set in a ramshackle motel-restaurant on the edge of the Mojave Desert, is West German director Percy Adlon’s first English-language film. It is a triumphant teaming of Marianne Sagebrecht, the irresistible Rubens-esque star of Adlon’s “Sugarbaby,” and the formidable African American actress CCH Pounder.

This sparkling little gem is not just a hilarious and touching account of the friendship that develops between two women of jarringly different cultures. It also offers a renewed, endearingly quirky vision of America as the land of opportunity, not in the economic sense, but as a place with plenty of room for self-discovery and individuality.

Adlon celebrates the possibilities of a uniquely American sense of community, of harmony between disparate peoples, with an unabashed zest and affection that recalls vintage Frank Capra optimism, filtered through the sophisticated European detachment of a Billy Wilder.

Progressing from bleak reality to Utopian fantasy, “Bagdad Cafe,” which offers the flip side of “Paris, Texas,” is an inspired charmer of the first order abounding in images that recall the quaintly tinted post cards that preserve the history of roadside America. Shot entirely at a roadside cafe/motel in the Mojave Desert, the film was later turned into a television series which starred Whoopi Goldberg and Jean Stapleton.    (LA TIMES)

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

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

Screening on Thursday,  December 11- Christmas in New Mexico, featuring a delightful and slightly corny television special shot in Santa Fe in 1979 and the only Christmas-themed film shot in New Mexico, ‘Miracle in the Wilderness.’

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


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

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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


Sundance Winner “Buck” shows Thursday May 9

REEL NEW MEXICO

May 9, 7 p.m. at La Tienda

Sundance Audience Award winner 

“BUCK”

On Thursday, May 9, Reel New Mexico is proud to present “Buck,” a stunning documentary about a horse trainer best described as a real life horse whisperer.

The New York Times called it “mesmerizing viewing [that] holds your attention and heart.” Salon termed it “impossible to resist.” The Los Angeles Times hailed it as “an exceptional slice of Americana [that] transports us to a better world. At the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, “Buck” won the Audience Choice award. 

This richly textured and visually stunning documentary follows master horseman Buck Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. He eschews the violence of his upbringing, teaching people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Filmed throughout the West, “Buck” is a truly American story of a man who dramatically transforms horses – and people – with understanding , compassion and respect. You don’t need to know horses to love this beautiful, haunting tale.  

John Parks, of Trinity Ranch just south of Eldorado, has known and worked with Buck for more than two decades and counts him as a close friend. Immediately following the screening, he will answer audience questions about Buck the man and about his amazing techniques. 

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. For a truly memorable evening, don’t miss “Buck” on May 9. A contribution of five dollars is suggested at the door. Directions to the venue are at www.reelnewmexico.com

 
 

The Cities Where Americans Don’t Feel Safe

Originally posted on 24/7 Wall St.:

110924049According to polling service Gallup, 72% of Americans surveyed in 2012 said they felt safe walking home at night. This is a slight uptick from 2011, when 71% of respondents said they felt safe.

In some cities, far fewer people felt safe at night. In Stockton, Calif., where Americans felt the least safe, less than half of respondents were comfortable outside of their homes after dark. Based on Gallup’s survey, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 10 cities where Americans feel the least safe at night.

Click here to see the 10 cities where Americans don’t feel safe

Of the 10 metropolitan statistical areas where the fewest people felt safe walking home at night, eight had crime rates above the national rate of 383.6 per 100,000 as of 2011. Among these cities was Memphis, which had the nation’s worst violent crime rate at just over 980 violent crimes per 100,000…

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