Upcoming Films

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The Zero Theorem

“A spectacle that demands to be cherished.” –Time
In the latest from the visionary satirist Terry Gilliam (Monty Python, BRAZIL), a computer hacker (Christoph Walz) whose goal is to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management (Matt Damon); namely, they send a teenager and lusty love interest (Melanie Thierry) to distract him. Also starring Tilda swinton and David Thewlis. (U.K., 2013, 107m, DCP, Amplify)

Starts September 19

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New Mexico Film Foundation: Life in New Mexico

Working from 138 clips submitted by 54 New Mexico residents, eight editors from the state created a series of films exploring and celebrating our local cultures and peoples. This screening showcases both New Mexico and the post-production professionals who live here. Hosted by Dirk Norris, Director, New Mexico Film Foundation.

11:30a Saturday, September 20 • $5 Suggested Donation

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Sustainable Sunday Film Series: PUMP

Skype introduction by filmmaker John Tickell
America is addicted to oil. How did it happen? Josh and Rebecca Tickell, winners at Sundance for their film FUEL, trace the story, from the initial corporate conspiracy through to today’s monopoly … and clearly explain how we can end it. More than a decade in the making, this is must-viewing for anyone with a car or living on the grid. Presented with Citizens' Climate Lobby. (U.S., 2014, 112m)

12:30p Sunday, September 21 • $5 Suggested Donation (Regular screenings begin Fri, Sept 26!)

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Live Music/Silent Film: THE WIND with The Invincible Czars

The band: “A rare breed…. renowned for eclectic and sophisticated compositions.”
A cult favorite from Austin travels north to create a live soundtrack to the classic THE WIND. The Inivincible Czars fuse a stunning array of music into a smart, atmopheric sound; and Victor Seastrom’s classic film follows a strong woman (Lillian Gish) who moves to a god-forsaken town, only to find herself in increasingly difficult circumstances, including the near-constantly howling wind. The screenplay is by the legendary Frances Marion. (U.S., 1928, 95m, digital video)

7:30p Thursday, September 25 • $10 in advance/$12 at door

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Sagrada: Mystery of Creation

“**** … A philosophical meditation on art, design and time. Beautiful. 4 Stars." –Tribune de Genève
They broke ground in 1882; they are about halfway through. The building is the  Sagrada Família in Barcelona, designed by the Antoni Gaudí, continues to advance, thanks to an international army of workers—including one sculptor who has been at it for 30 years— and history with highs and lows. More than any building, the Sagrada Familia encourages questions about architecture, creativity and process. (Germany, Switzerland, 2012, 89 mins, DCP)

Starts Friday, September 26 • Special Opening Event 7:00p Fri, Sept 26, presented by Friends of Architecture Santa Fe

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Memphis

“That rare and soulful film that causes one to remember why going to the cinema can be one of the greatest joys in life ... glorious to behold.” –Twitch
A gifted but distracted singer (Willis Earl Beal) drifts through a broken and beautiful city, as friends, women, children and musicians of legendary talent come and go. Tim Sutton’s experiment in music, sound, image and elliptical storytelling breaks new boundaries in cinema, offering a strange, mystical journey into the soul of creative struggle. (U.S., 2014, 79m, DCP)

Starts September 26

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The Friendship Club presents The Sting

“One of those instances where everything good about Hollywood just fell into one place at the right time … Magnificent, timeless stuff.” ­Empire
It’s the con of a lifetime. Two grifters (Robert Redford and Paul Newman) set out to avenge the murder of their friend by swindling a mobster (Robert Shaw). Featuring Scott Joplin’s brilliant music and wondrous performances, this is one of the most entertaining films of all time. (U.S., 1973, 127m, DCP)

7:00p Sunday, September 28! $15 benefits The Friendship Club

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This Is A Stereotype

“This Is A Stereotype” is an artistic narrative about the possible causes and effects surrounding Indigenous identity with the intention to socially engage the public. The project is compiled of historical footage sourced from the Archives of the Institute of American Indian Arts’ "Native American Video Tape Archive, 1976” juxtaposed with imagery and interviews from contemporary artists, scholars, and activists from across the United States. “This Is A Stereotype” invites the viewer to become an active participant in society, thinking critically when making decisions regarding culture and appropriation. (U.S., 2014, digital video)

6:00p Wednesday, October 1! Filmmakers Cannupa Hanska Luger, Dylan McLaughlin and Ginger Dunnill in person! $3 Suggested Donation

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No No: A Dockumentary

Riveting … endlessly energetic and accessible. –Telegraph
In 136 years of baseball history, 276 no-hitters have been recorded. Dock Ellis is the only pitcher who threw one while high on LSD, which he did in the summer of 1970. During his 12 years in the major leagues, Ellis became known as the “Muhammad Ali of Baseball”: an outspoken leader of a new wave of civil rights. He was also an addict, and, later, a counselor. Today, he is a legend, as celebrated in Jeffrey Radice’s film, which captures a powerful moment in time. (U.S., 2014, 100m, DCP)

Starts October 3

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Songs of The New Earth

An enthusiastic portrait of Tom Kenyon, who became a professional musician, a versatile singer, a Brahms fan and a Jungian seeker … heartfelt.” –Seattle Times
From the creator of WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW?, this documentary follows the journey of Tom Kenyon, a renowned sound healer, psychotherapist and modern day mystic, from a young aspiring Nashville musician to an internationally revered sound alchemist. From giant caves in the south of France, to the golden-chandeliered symphony halls of Vienna to the snowy mountain peaks of Tibet, SONG is a visual and aural feast that celebrates the power of healing. (U.S., 2014, 88m)

2:00p Sat Oct 4, and 11:00a Sun Oct 5 • Producer Betsy Chasse in person for Saturday screening!

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Walking The Great Divide

“No other film captures the beauty and grandeur of the king of trails” –Nashville Public TV
Outdoor documentary specialist Mark Flagler interviews over 30 hikers as they embark on a 5-6 month thru-hike traversing New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.  Share the trials and triumphs as Flagler and his fellow hikers brave high altitude trekking, intense desert heat, cross country navigation and deep canyons.  Follow Flagler as he hikes through 21 wilderness areas, 3 national parks, and one national monument to capture this national treasure.

Whether you are a long-distance walker, day hiker, or outdoor enthusiast, this primitive backcountry trail provides you with the opportunity to experience the unique and scenic areas which surround it.  Whether you walk only a few steps or are planning a CDT thru-hike you will quickly see why it is coined ‘The King of Trails’. This screening of Walking the Great Divide is part of the Flagler Films Long-Distance Hiking Tour, visiting 9 cities with 14 shows over 15 days!

2:00p Sunday October 5 only! with director Mark Flagler in person!

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The Notebook

“Szász elicits spectacularly raw performances out of his entire cast … provides powerful and honest insights.”Indiewire
Towards the end of World War II, a desperate young mother leaves her 13yearold twin sons at their cruel grandmother's house in the country. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. Photographed by the great Christian Berger (THE WHITE RIBBON), Janus Szasz inventive, compelling film was Hungary’s Oscar submission and the Grand Prix winner at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. (Hungary, 2013, 109m, DCP, Sony Pictures Classics)

Starts October 10

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Levitated Mass

Mesmerizing…sure to generate heated discussion..." –The Hollywood Reporter
It is a two-story tall, 340-ton, granite boulder … and it is art.  Michael Heizer created a national buzz when he mounted his piece “Levitated Mass” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Doug Pray’s surprisingly moving film captures this spectacle of construction (filled with dangers and bureaucratic nightmares), while it weaves together the dramatic story of Heizer's past and present work, the ambitions of a major metropolitan museum, and the public's wild, often-amusing reactions to a very public display of conceptual art. (U.S., 2014,  88m, DCP, First Run Features)

Starts October 10! Director Doug Pray in person!

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Last Days in Vietnam

“Observant, incisive, and at times both heartrending and inspiring.” –Hollywood Reporter
In 1975, as North Vietnamese forces closed in on Saigon, South Vietnamese resistance quickly crumbled, leaving a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives to prepare the withdrawal, and help rescue as many of their allies as possible. But the White House issues strict instructions: evacuate only Americans. This tale of heroism, under the most extreme of situations, comes from Emmy-winning director Rory Kennedy. (U.S., 2014, 98m, DCP)

Saturday, October 11 only! Time TBD!

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Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Year-round programming, filmmakers from around the globe, awards galas, celebrity guests and spectacular parties erupt into the main event this October.  The fest that was dubbed “a young Sundance” by Indiwire Magazine presents its sixth season.
   The Santa Fe Independent Film Fest begins October 15th and comes to a close October 19th, presenting 5 days and nights of films, discussions and parties in the heart of downtown Santa Fe.  Over 30 feature films, 60 shorts, five days and nights of parties and community events, awards gala, educational panels and discussions, the hottest independent films of 2014 and much more…

October 15 - 19! Click here for more info!

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Lannan Foundation presents a Video Lecture by Glenn Greenwald: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

Hong Kong, May 2013: Glenn Greenwald meets a source claiming to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying. The 29-year-old NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s revelations about the agency’s widespread, systemic overreach proved to be some of the most explosive and consequential news in recent history, triggering a fierce debate over national security and information privacy .In April 2014, Greenwald and his colleagues at The Guardian received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. In a lecture taped in June, Greenwald recounted his high-intensity investigation, examining the broader implications of the surveillance and revealing the NSA’s unprecedented abuse of power.

7:00p Tuesday, October 21 • $5 Suggested Donation

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Sundance Shorts: Fiction & Documentary

Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour includes eight of the best short films from the Festival, which for 30 years has been America’s premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for careers of many now-prominent independent filmmakers. The program includes: AFRONAUTS, THE CUT, DAWN, I THINK THIS IS THE CLOSEST TO HOW THE FOOTAGE LOOKED, I’M A MITZVAH, LOVE LOVE LOVE, AUGUST SINGS HABANERA and VERBATIM. 94 minutes total

8:00p Monday and Wednesday, October 20 and 22, & 6:00p Tuesday and Thurday, October 21 and 23

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Sundance Shorts: Animation

The strangest, most moving and wildest animated films from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, including: MARILYN MYLLER, SUBCONSCIOUS PASSWORD, YEARBOOK, VOICE ON THE LINE, OH WILLY …, THE OBVIOUS CHILD, BELLY and IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY. (Total run time: 88 minutes)

6:00p Monday and Wednesday, October 20 and 22, & 8:00p Tuesday and Thurday, October 21 and 23

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An Evening with Jon Jost

One of America’s most important trailblazing independent filmmakers, Jon Jost began making 16mm films in 1963. He has made 38 feature-length films, all of which he has conceived, written, photographed, directed and edited; most of these he also produced. He has made more than 30 short works and the large-scale, seven-screen installation work, TRINITY. Jost was the subject of a MoMA retrospective that subsequently traveled to  venues around the world. Jost will show his latest work, COMING TO TERMS, a meditation on family and mortality that Jonathan Rosenbaum called Jost’s “greatest feature …  (bringing together his) exquisitely meditative sense of visual surface and texture with his tragic sense of how America has been losing its soul … geology and psychology meet on the same devastated terrain — the wasted world that we all currently inhabit.” The film stars the legendary filmmaker James Benning. (U.S., 2013, 85m)

7:00p Thursday October 23

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I Am Eleven

Irresistible. The kids are charming, funny, goofy and absurdly serious.” –Financial Review
Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey travelled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful, funny and moving documentary portrait of childhood. The young minds provide us with a powerful insight into the future of our world as they share their thoughts on a range love, war, global warming, music, terrorism, culture, family, happiness, religion and the future. (Australia, 2014, 93m, DCP)

Starts October 24

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The Green Prince

“Four stars … Terrific. As gripping as any high-concept Hollywood thriller.” –The Guardian
They should have been sworn enemies. But after the son of a Hamas leader became an informer for the Israelis, the Israeli secret ops agent who he worked with became a trusted friend. Born in the troubled Occupied Territories, Mosab Hassan Yousef’s fervor against Israel was unquestionable, ultimately landing him in prison. But he began to see Hamas as a problem that escalated violence, not a solution, and agreed to spy on the Hamas elite for over a decade. Nadav Schirman’s mind-blowing true story shows how he risked exposure and certain death while grappling with the perception that he had betrayed his own family and people, and how relationship with Gonen Ben Yitzhak, the Israeli secret agent, became one of unbreakable loyalty. (Germany-U.K.-Israel, 2014, 95m, DCP, Music Box Films)

Starts October 24

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Inside The Mind of Leonardo

"Atmospheric, gripping and beautifully dramatized...a wonderful and unmissable thing"Guardian
Only 21 paintings by Leonardo da Vinci exist, but 6,000 pages of his private journals survive. This extraordinary wealth of drawings and writing represent Leonardo's stream of consciousness: his passion, obsession, ambition, philosophy, frustrations and genius. This film uses motion graphics and deep research to bring Leonardo’s creative process to life, presenting a surprising and truthful portrayal of mankind's greatest polymath in his own words. BAFTA winner (and DOCTOR WHO star) Peter Capaldi portrays Leonardo, capturing the essence of the human being behind the genius. (U.K., 2013, 85m, Submarine)

Starts October 31

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Listen Up Phillip

“I can’t think of a recent movie that stages with as much joy and wonder the sense of living a life that becomes the stuff of art.” –New Yorker
Alex Ross Perry’s complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy follows the volatile Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He hates the city, his relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley (Elisabeth Moss) is crumbling and he doesn’t care to publicize his own work. But when Philip's idol Ike (Jonathan Pryce) offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, Philip finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject: himself. (U.S., 2014, 108m, DCP, Tribeca Film)

Starts October 31

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The Overnighters

“Contains much, much more than meets the eye …  It will leave you stunned, questioning, and unsure of what is right and what is wrong … Indelible.” –IndieWire
After the discovery of an oil gusher, Williston, North Dakota went from sleepy town to get-rich-quick hub, as scores of unemployed laborers arrive, but with nowhere to stay. Director Jesse Moss follows the stranger-than-fiction tale of Pastor Jay Reinke who, against the wishes of the town and his congregation, houses the newly arrived on the floors of the church building, creating a impromptu homeless shelter. Vivid, emotionally charged, funny and utterly relevant, this Sundance-winning doc is a true cinematic achievement. (U.S., 2014, 90m, DCP, Drafthouse)

Starts November 7

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Keep on Keepin' On

From producer Quincy Jones and director Al Hicks comes this inspiring tribute to Clark “CT” Terry, a living legend whose career spans more than seven decades. Terry is one of jazz’s most prolific and beloved musicians: he counts Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington among his many admirers, and Dizzy Gillespie called him “the greatest jazz trumpet player on earth.” Hicks explores Terry’s personal approach to jazz, his dedication to teaching, and his friendship with a young blind piano player named Justin Kauflin. At 90 years old, and suffering from the debilitating effects of diabetes, Terry continues to share his wisdom with the next generation. When times get tough, he tells his students, just keep on keepin’ on. (U.S., 2014, 86m)

Starts November 14