After years researching her film about our increasingly surveillance nation, Laura Poitras began receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as "citizen four," who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by U.S. intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she and Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely sui generis in the history of cinema: a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes. (U.S., 2014, 118m, DCP, Radius TWC)
Artists include: Ethan Bach, Susan Begy, Kristin Bortles, Alexis Bove, Paula Castillo, Cary Cluett, Sydney Cooper, Kathryn Davis, Sandra Halpin, Jamie Hamilton, Hannah Hughes, Cheri Ibes, Christopher Jamie Johnson, Caity Kennedy, Don Kennell, Matt King, Shirley Klinghoffer, Katherine Lee, Michael Lujan, Nina Mastrangelo, Cyrus McCray, Dylan McLaughlin, Stacey Neff, Willy Richardson, Michael Schippling, Erika Wanenmacher, and Jerry Wellman, Rita Bard, Matthew Chase-Daniel, Luke Dorman, Charles Greeley, Bob Haozous, Christy Hengst, Joel Hobbie, Jennifer Joseph, Bebe Krimmer, Eve Andrée Laramée, Nora Naranjo Morse, Bunny Tobias, and Judy Tuwaletstiwa.
We're proud to honor our Cinematheque Director JASON SILVERMAN for winning the 2014 Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts! Jason Silverman has been producing, curating and presenting films and events in New Mexico for nearly 20 years. As Cinematheque Director since 2003, Silverman oversees an ambitious program of over 2,000 screenings each year. During his tenure, he has created programming partnerships with more than 80 organizations locally, regionally, nationally and internationally which have resulted in record attendance levels. We're honored to have Jason as part of the CCA team!
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Art Beat [mp3]
CCA spector ripps project space
March 15 - April 21, 2013
Miguel Arzabe's work is an intimate exploration of deep influences arising from his Bolivian heritage, his ancestors, and their legends. El otoño mío es tu primavera (my autumn is your spring) combines new video and painting in an installation that references the spatial distance, the subjective understanding, and the unrelenting passage of time that exists between two homes in different hemispheres.
On two occasions, CCA will screen two new films by Miguel Arzabe. Opening night: March 15, 6-8pm in the CCA Studio
April 21, 4pm: Join Miguel and his father as they discuss the process of making Leyendas del Altiplano, and share additional stories, legends, and family tales.
Full Moon Over Galisteo, 2012, is a quiet meditation on the struggle for connection and understanding. Filmed in the desert outside the village of Galisteo, home to Lucy Lippard, author of the influential compilation on conceptual art "The Dematerialization of the Art Object," this piece is an homage to new forms of art-making.
Leyendas del Altiplano, 2013, is a personal reinterpretation of an indigenous legend told to the artist's grandfather while working as a teacher in the Altiplano in the 1940s. He wrote and illustrated a compilation of these legends which provide the basis for this project. Featuring contributions from the artist's extended family and illustrations and photographs from Bolivian books, this short film tells the story of mountain gods who are tricked into bloody war over a beautiful woman.