“Hyland’s slacker comedy represents an impressive expansion of his online persona.” –Hollywood Reporter
A slacker trying to get supplies for a Fourth of July barbecue runs into unexpected situations that challenge his very existence in this Sundance comedy-drama written, directed, and starring Andre Hyland. (U.S., 2016, 81m)
Starts July 21
Director Scott Andrews and subjects in person
Three films: world premieres!
The Wisdom Archive presents the first screenings celebrating three masters of Northern New Mexico art and music, by Emmy Award-winning directors Scott Andrews and Christopher Beaver. MONICA SOSAYA: MAESTRA DE TRADICCION is a loving portrait of the "Grand Dame" of Spanish Market, winner of the Masters Award for Lifetime Achievement and a "Santa Fe Living Treasure” for her 65 years of creation of santos (U.S., 2017, 12m). RECUERDO captures a rare and exclusive look behind the scenes with renowned artist and santero Nicholas Herrera of El Rito, winner of the New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, as he tends his land and paints in his studio (U.S., 2017, 18m). CIPRIANO VIGIL: MUSICO DE LA GENTE tells the life story of a master of Northern New Mexico music, from El Rito to the Smithsonian (directed by Scott Andrews, 38 minutes)
7:30p Tuesday July 25
“A fittingly devotional tribute … there’s no denying that the swami’s original American disciples all seem to possess a palpable inner glow.” –LA Times
In 1965, with America in turmoil, an unassuming 70-year-old Swami arrives in New York from India, carrying only the ancient scriptures he has translated, and his faith in his teacher’s request: “to offer spiritual wisdom to the people of the world!” Soon, he has become a core figure in a generation’s revolution of consciousness, which he believes he can accelerate through the repeated chanting of a 16-word mantra. After George Harrison’s song My Sweet Lord becomes a hit, the Hare Krishnas go mainstream … and are soon accused of being a cult. Directors John and Jean Griesser introduce us the Swami who started it all. (U.S., 2017, 90m)
Starts July 28
“The most accessible movie Jodorowsky has ever made, and it may also be the best. It's Felliniesque and moving … Dotted with his trademark phantasmagorical conceits, which are like candified bursts of comic-book magic realism, it’s also a work of disciplined and touching emotional resonance.” –Variety
The 88-year-old Alejandro Jodorowsky, who launched the midnight movie with films including EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, returns with a vivid, surreal, extraordinarily rich and often psychadelic tale of the years he spent as an aspiring poet in Chile in the 1940s, from leaving home, against the wishes of his authoritarian father, to an immersion into the explosive avant garde of Santiago. ENDLESS POETRY is a celebration of the quest for beauty and inner truth created by a man who has dedicated is existence to creating spiritual and artistic awareness. (Chile, 2016, 128m, ABKO Releasing)
Starts July 28
With special guest, author James McGrath Morris
“How can … it not inspire?” - The Denver Post
THE PULITZER AT 100 is an insightful look at Pulitzer, the man and Pulitzer, the prize. The story of the prize is told through first hand accounts of recent winners including journalists Thomas Friedman, David Remnick, Carl Bernstein, and Nicholas Kristoff; authors Robert A. Caro, Michael Chabon, Paula Vogel and Junot Diaz; musicians Wynton Marsalis and John Adams; and photographers John Filo and Nick Ut. Journalism, Throughout, the film shows the courage to get at the truth.
The story of Joseph Pulitzer is told by the award-winning author James McGrath Morris and other experts featured in the film. Following the screening, Mr. Morris will discuss more of Pulitzer’s life and how an immigrant Jew who spoke little English transformed American journalism.
5p, Sunday, August 6