Paul Barnes’s Weekly Update on What’s Happening

This week (December 1-7), I’m very pleased to be opening one of the year’s best films, Fallen Leaves, by the Finnish master Aki Kaurismäki. It’s a comic love story about two lonely souls attempting to connect in the midst of many obstacles, large and small.

The Studio Cinema unfortunately remains projector-less – but I am in the process of purchasing one. A new bid came in yesterday!

This Tuesday, November 28 at 6pm is the latest in our AMPLIFIED music film series: we will be screening the great Les Blank’s documentaries on Norteño music, Chulas Fronteras and Del Mero Corazón. This double feature is filled with great music and presents an evocative portrait of acclaimed Chicano musicians from across our borderlands.

And several other Special Programs round out the week:

First, Earl and Deborah Potter’s A Five and Dime Story about the Santa Fe Plaza’s beloved store is showing on Saturday, December 2 at 2pm.

And the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival has two film screenings – on Sunday, December 3 at 3pm, SFJFF will be showing the award-winning More Than I Deserve, and on Monday, December 4 at 5:15pm the SFJFF is having an encore performance of Remembering Gene Wilder, which was so popular!

And finally, on Tuesday, December 5 at 7pm, CCA is hosting Littleglobe’s benefit, featuring the best shorts to come out of its Community Storytellers program!

If you didn’t see it, I hope you take a look at my CCA Progress Report and Funding Appeal. We’ve certainly accomplished a lot together in just six months! Read about it all, (and see my wish list for 2024) here.

If you’d like to donate to offset CCA’s expenses for our Studio Cinema projector, we welcome your contributions here (the Donation button at the top of this page).

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