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Upcoming Films

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 2017

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The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival invests in the advancement of independent, innovative, and cutting edge cinema bringing 5 days of excellence in filmmaking to the inclusive and diverse community of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

October 19 - 22

An Evening with John Le Carré

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John Le Carré makes a very, very rare public appearance, discussing his novels—The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Night Manager, A Most Wanted Man, A Delicate Truth—live on stage at London's Royal Festival Hall. He’ll also read from his latest, A Legacy of Spies, featuring the return, after 25 years, of the iconic spy George Smiley. Don’t miss the chance to experience a true legend of popular fiction. A portion of proceeds benefit Médicins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders.

$12 6:30p Tuesday and Wednesday October 24-25 in Studio

Daniel Sprick—Pursuit of Truth and Beauty

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Excited by the image of an airplane his father had drawn, Daniel Sprick began making art at an early age. His recent works, including many painted in New Mexico, now have been compared to those of Dutch and Flemish Masters. This profile reveals a story of artistic inspiration, vision, and fulfillment. The screening is followed by a discussion featuring Daniel Sprick, Peter Marcelle of Peters Projects and the film’s director David Schler. Presented in conjunction with Peters Projects. (U.S., 2017)

7p Wednesday October 25

Citizens Climate Lobby presents Tomorrow

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Presented with a panel discussion. $10

Swaps the usual handwringing doomsday prophesizing in favor of a decidedly more proactive approach.” –LA Times

This optimistic documentary sets out to define a movement that is seeking to encourage local communities to change the ways they live for the sake of our planet, suggesting alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy and education. .

7p Thursday October 26   

Lucky

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Everything Harry Dean Stanton has done in his career, and his life, has brought him to his moment of triumph in this unassumingly wonderful little film about nothing in particular and everything that's important.” –Variety

A 90-year-old atheist (Harry Dean Stanton). having outlived and out-smoked his contemporaries, hangs out with the quirky characters that remain in his off-the-map New Mexico town. Still fiercely independent, he finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment. Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch's directorial debut is both a love letter to Stanton’s remarkable life and career, and a meditation on morality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection. (U.S., 2017, 88m, Magnolia Pictures)

Starts October 27   

Faces Places

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***** … a self-referential marvel … a near perfect study … It can be funny, it can be melancholy. All that Varda and JR seem to care about is that it is honest.” –The Guardian

The 89-year-old Agnes Varda, a key member of the French New Wave, is our greatest portraitist of people who live on the fringes of society. JR is a wildly popular 30something French street artist specializing in large-scale photographs. Together, they head into the French heartland, making pictures and asking questions of a goat-herder, a waitress, a postman, workers at a factor, creating a delightfully improvisational and whimsical tale of the working class, the power of art and of a growing friendship between two artists separated by five decades, one of whom is contemplating the end of her years. Winner, Best Documentary, Cannes Film Festival. (France, 2017, 89m)

Starts October 27   

Dina

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Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival

A romantic comedy pulled from real-life, complete with all sorts of ups and downs and pains and pleasures, the kind you probably couldn’t write.” –IndieWire

Combining the deadpan wit of Jim Jarmusch and Ari Kaurismaki with the verite patience and humanity of Frederick Wiseman, Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles follow an unlikely couple, the indomitable, funny and on-the-spectrum Dina with Scott, an open-minded homebody who does his best to overcome his fears of intimacy. As the two prepare f0or their wedding, the normal tensions arise, compounded by the daily struggles of two people who are living month-to-month and have more than a few demons in their pasts. Warm, funny, open-eyed and shot with patience and wit, DINA is a documentary romance for the ages. (U.S., 2017, 103m, The Orchard)

Starts November 10