Show Times

Friday 20, July

Under the Tree

Under the Tree

NR

When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.

Friday 20, July

Shock And Awe

Shock And Awe

RLanguage including some sexual references.

A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

Friday 20, July

Path of Blood

Path of Blood

TBC

Deep in the Saudi desert, young thrill-seekers at jihadi boot camp sign up to a plot to overthrow the Saudi government. They detonate three horrific car-bombs at Western compounds in downtown Riyadh and become embroiled in a nail-biting game of cat and mouse with government forces. As their plans unravel, they resort to ever more brutal tactics. Exposing the dark side of the human soul, Path of Blood reveals Al Qaeda as you've never seen it before. Using a treasure trove of Al Qaeda home-movie footage captured by the security services, this haunting documentary film shows how brainwashed idealism and the youthful pursuit of adventure can descend into madness and carnage.

Friday 20, July

Saturday 21, July

Under the Tree

Under the Tree

NR

When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.

Saturday 21, July

Shock And Awe

Shock And Awe

RLanguage including some sexual references.

A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

Saturday 21, July

Sunday 22, July

En el Séptimo Día

En el Séptimo Día

EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA (On the Seventh Day) is a fiction feature from director Jim McKay (GIRLS TOWN, OUR SONG, EVERYDAY PEOPLE) which follows a group of undocumented immigrants living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn over the course of seven days.

Bicycle delivery guys, construction workers, dishwashers, deli workers, and cotton candy vendors, they work long hours six days a week and then savor their day of rest on Sundays on the soccer fields of Sunset Park. José, a bicycle delivery worker, is the team’s captain – young, talented, hardworking and responsible. When José’s team makes it to the finals, he and his teammates are thrilled. But his boss throws a wrench into the celebration when he tells José he has to work on Sunday, the day of the finals. José tries to reason with his boss or replace himself, but his efforts fail. If he doesn’t work on Sunday, his job and his future will be on the line. But if he doesn’t stand up for himself and his teammates, his dignity will be crushed.

Shot in the neighborhoods of Sunset Park, Park Slope, and Gowanus, EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA is a humane, sensitive, and humorous window into a world rarely seen. The film’s impact is made quietly, with restraint and respect for the individual experiences, everyday challenges, and small triumphs of its characters.

Sunday 22, July

Under the Tree

Under the Tree

NR

When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.

Sunday 22, July

Shock And Awe

Shock And Awe

RLanguage including some sexual references.

A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

Sunday 22, July

Monday 23, July

Shock And Awe

Shock And Awe

RLanguage including some sexual references.

A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

Monday 23, July

Under the Tree

Under the Tree

NR

When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.

Monday 23, July

Tuesday 24, July

Shock And Awe

Shock And Awe

RLanguage including some sexual references.

A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

Tuesday 24, July

Under the Tree

Under the Tree

NR

When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.

Tuesday 24, July

Wednesday 25, July

En el Séptimo Día

En el Séptimo Día

EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA (On the Seventh Day) is a fiction feature from director Jim McKay (GIRLS TOWN, OUR SONG, EVERYDAY PEOPLE) which follows a group of undocumented immigrants living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn over the course of seven days.

Bicycle delivery guys, construction workers, dishwashers, deli workers, and cotton candy vendors, they work long hours six days a week and then savor their day of rest on Sundays on the soccer fields of Sunset Park. José, a bicycle delivery worker, is the team’s captain – young, talented, hardworking and responsible. When José’s team makes it to the finals, he and his teammates are thrilled. But his boss throws a wrench into the celebration when he tells José he has to work on Sunday, the day of the finals. José tries to reason with his boss or replace himself, but his efforts fail. If he doesn’t work on Sunday, his job and his future will be on the line. But if he doesn’t stand up for himself and his teammates, his dignity will be crushed.

Shot in the neighborhoods of Sunset Park, Park Slope, and Gowanus, EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA is a humane, sensitive, and humorous window into a world rarely seen. The film’s impact is made quietly, with restraint and respect for the individual experiences, everyday challenges, and small triumphs of its characters.

Wednesday 25, July

Under the Tree

Under the Tree

NR

When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.

Wednesday 25, July

Shock And Awe

Shock And Awe

RLanguage including some sexual references.

A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

Wednesday 25, July

Thursday 26, July

Always at The Carlyle

Always at The Carlyle

PG-13for some suggestive content, drug references and brief partial nudity

The iconic Carlyle hotel has been an international destination for a particular jet-set as well as a favorite haunt of the most discernible New Yorkers.

Thursday 26, July

Shock And Awe

Shock And Awe

RLanguage including some sexual references.

A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

Thursday 26, July

Under the Tree

Under the Tree

NR

When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.

Thursday 26, July

Carlos Medina

Carlos Medina

Jean Cocteau Cinema presents an evening of music and comedy by Carlos Medina.

Music by Carlos Medina y Los Gallos.

Comedy of Graviel De La Plaga!

Yes, by request, Bud Light will be available at the bar!!

Thursday 26, July

Friday 27, July

The Magic and Mentalism of Mio

The Magic and Mentalism of Mio

Adept in performing on both of the magical stages—with mesmerizing acts ranging from close-up magic to those performed for a full theatre audience—Mio dazzles and delights his spectators. To highlight his skills, the show at the Jean Cocteau will consist of a cocktail hour in which the renowned Mio will create four different illusions on a more intimate, interactive scale. Following a brief intermission, the show will continue to our stage, where Mio can present the flashiest of his mentalist illusions.

Mio, voted Magician of the Year by Ring 45 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, boasts a long list of celebrities that have been astonished by his work, from former President Bill Clinton to Madonna, Gianni Versace to Burt Reynolds, to Liza Minnelli, to foreign princes Albert of Monaco and Aziz of Saudi Arabia. He’s impressed magician masters Penn & Teller, and he has found a particular niche in presenting his work to professional athletes and sports teams. Mio has personally performed for Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Wayne Gretzky, and Yogi Berra, among others. For 15 consecutive years, he’s starred in the Miami Heat’s Team holiday party. “He did things I’ve never seen anyone do,” says Chris Riley, wife of Miami Heat Team President Pat Riley. “We’ve seen many magicians, but he’s the most amazing!”

During this special weekend of magic, Mio will also host an hour-long workshop Saturday afternoon at 12:30 pm, before his matinee performance. The workshop will include magic tools to take home, and the price is only $10 if you also get a ticket to one of the EXTRAORDINARY MOMENTS shows!

Friday 27, July

Saturday 28, July

Mio Magic Workshop

Mio Magic Workshop

Saturday 28, July

The Magic and Mentalism of Mio

The Magic and Mentalism of Mio

Adept in performing on both of the magical stages—with mesmerizing acts ranging from close-up magic to those performed for a full theatre audience—Mio dazzles and delights his spectators. To highlight his skills, the show at the Jean Cocteau will consist of a cocktail hour in which the renowned Mio will create four different illusions on a more intimate, interactive scale. Following a brief intermission, the show will continue to our stage, where Mio can present the flashiest of his mentalist illusions.

Mio, voted Magician of the Year by Ring 45 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, boasts a long list of celebrities that have been astonished by his work, from former President Bill Clinton to Madonna, Gianni Versace to Burt Reynolds, to Liza Minnelli, to foreign princes Albert of Monaco and Aziz of Saudi Arabia. He’s impressed magician masters Penn & Teller, and he has found a particular niche in presenting his work to professional athletes and sports teams. Mio has personally performed for Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Wayne Gretzky, and Yogi Berra, among others. For 15 consecutive years, he’s starred in the Miami Heat’s Team holiday party. “He did things I’ve never seen anyone do,” says Chris Riley, wife of Miami Heat Team President Pat Riley. “We’ve seen many magicians, but he’s the most amazing!”

During this special weekend of magic, Mio will also host an hour-long workshop Saturday afternoon at 12:30 pm, before his matinee performance. The workshop will include magic tools to take home, and the price is only $10 if you also get a ticket to one of the EXTRAORDINARY MOMENTS shows!

Saturday 28, July

Sunday 29, July

NY Cat Film Fest - prog 1

NY Cat Film Fest - prog 1

PROGRAM #1 "NOBODY OWNS A CAT" (60 minutes)

Pure Fluff (4:00) Sean Skelton’s documentary sketch of a professional cat groomer in New York City, who shows how to tackle this combative challenge. Reunion (9:00) Megan Lohne’s tale of an animal psychic, who works his magic on grieving pet parents mourning their cat. Rescue (2:00) Filmmaker Lava Sheets’s self-portrait of the isolation and depression of a disabled woman, who realizes her devoted kitty, Apple Brown Betty, is consoling her. Jetty Cats (32:00) Sheila O'Rourke’s sweeping overview of cats throughout human history, looks at a long-surviving feral cat colony on a seaside jetty in Southern California and explores the debate about Trap-Neuter-Return as the best management for community cats. Winter Break (5:00) Rick Hamilton’s look at the thoughts of a school teacher who has only her cat for company during winter break. Amleto (2:00) Jeff Malmberg’s visual “poem” to the morning ritual of a Tuscan cat. Mittens from Kittens (4:00) Kim Best’s documentary shows how one woman was inspired by the nuisance of cat hair into spinning and knitting it into useful items.

A portion of each ticket supports Santa Fe Animal Shelter

Sunday 29, July

NY Cat Film Fest - prog 2

NY Cat Film Fest - prog 2

PROGRAM #2 "LITTLE WORKS OF ART" (61 minutes)

Little Works of Art (13:00) Kim Best ‘s look at Harold "Cat Man" Sims and his self-styled American Museum of the House Cat in Sylva, NC, which houses over 10,000 cat-related objects and honors cats as "little works of art." Akamatsu the Cat (10:00) Ian Christopher Goodman’s documentary about life with a disabled kitty cat, Akamatsu, who was paralyzed but went on to live another 4 vibrant years with the use of a wheelchair. Portrait of a Cat Fighter (4:00) Graceann Dorse’s mockumentary gives a funny peek at an imagined New Jersey “cat fighting ring” run by little old ladies. Guardians of Recoleta (21:00) Blake & Adrienne Kuhre (who run their own non-profit cat rescue in Los Angeles) examine the community cats living in the iconic Buenos Aires Recoleta cemetery, and what became of some kitties removed by well-meaning American rescuers. Gus the Cat (5:00) Lisa Donato’s quirky film about Gus, a man who seems to think he is a cat. Scaredy, the Cat (8:00) Markie Hancock’s heartwarming documentary about a very shy cat who was adopted at the tennis courts in NYC’s Riverside park but avoids everyone except for a few choice people whom she eagerly greets.

A portion of each ticket goes to support Santa Fe Animal Shelter

Sunday 29, July

Girl 27 with director David Stenn in person

Girl 27 with director David Stenn in person

There was no #metoo movement in 1937 when Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the world's most prestigious and powerful movie studio, tricked 120 underage chorus girls into attending a stag party for its visiting salesmen. When dancer Patricia Douglas tried to flee, she was brutally raped. Douglas courageously filed a landmark lawsuit while MGM launched the biggest cover-up in Hollywood history that worked until six decades later, when author-screenwriter David Stenn stumbled upon the story

“Eight decades ago, Patricia Douglas made nationwide headlines, upstaging even the wedding of the former king of England and the American double-divorcée Wallis Simpson,” David Stenn wrote in a New York Times op-ed earlier this year. “Then, just as suddenly, she vanished, hounded into exile by Hollywood’s most omnipotent men.

Why? Because Douglas did something unique: For the first time, a rape survivor not only refused to be silenced, but took her case all the way into federal court, where she reframed the crime as a civil rights issue. And she battled the system alone, without the support of today’s collective outrage and hashtag campaigns.”

Sunday 29, July

14 Cameras

14 Cameras

TBC

When a family of four rent a beautiful house for their summer vacation, the price seems too good to be true. Unbeknownst to them, the lascivious owner has set up a series of spy cams throughout the house, documenting their most intimate moments and live streaming them to the dark web.

Sunday 29, July

Tuesday 31, July

Patrick Hastie & Matt Ziemak: Wayward Comedy

Patrick Hastie & Matt Ziemak: Wayward Comedy

Patrick Hastie (weekly fixture of THE NOSTALGIC FRONT podcast/ co-producer of JackKnife Comedy) pays us a visit on his festival tour, with featured guest Matt Ziemak (performed Big Pine Comedy Festival, St Louis FLy Over Festival, and 2 years in a row @ Bird City Comedy Festival), an evening hosted by Evan Galpert, of the local group Wayward Comedy.

Tuesday 31, July

Friday 3, August

Night Comes On

Night Comes On

TBC

Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, she embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister that could destroy their future.

Friday 3, August

The Catcher Was a Spy

The Catcher Was a Spy

Rfor some sexuality, violence and language

This gripping, stranger-than-fiction espionage thriller brings to life the incredible true story of Moe Berg, the professional baseball player who became a World War II spy. A Jewish, Princeton-educated, multilingual catcher for the Boston Red Sox with a closely-guarded private life, the enigmatic Berg (Paul Rudd) was already a man of mystery when, in 1944, the US government’s wartime intelligence agency enlisted his services. His mission: go behind enemy lines in Europe to assassinate the Nazi’s chief nuclear scientist before the Germans develop an atomic bomb. Trading in his catcher’s mitt for a trench coat, Berg must rely on his formidable, steel-trap intellect in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse—with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

Friday 3, August

Monday 6, August

DONT4GET2LAUGH

DONT4GET2LAUGH

Synopsis: An Evening of Comedy Supporting the Alzheimer’s Association. Featuring the comedy of Graviel de la Plaga and music by Carlos Medina con Mariachi. Hosted by Scotty Goff.

Monday 6, August

Wednesday 8, August

Santa Fe Farmers Market Celebration

Santa Fe Farmers Market Celebration

A film screening to celebrate the anniversary of the Farmer’s Market! We will be selling some Farmers Market products as well as screening “The Trip to Spain”

Wednesday 8, August

Friday 10, August

Hope Springs Eternal

Hope Springs Eternal

PGFor thematic material and some language.

When 18 year old Hope Gracin suddenly finds herself in remission from end-stage cancer, she must learn to live without an expiration date.

Friday 10, August

Constructing Albert

Constructing Albert

TBC

The most important revolution in culinary history took place in a remote cove on the Catalan coast. The Big Bang of creative discovery that was elBulli sparked from the minds of two brothers from a poor suburb of Barcelona, and gave birth to a new gastronomic universe. Since then the name Adrià has become synonymous of creativity.

Ferran is the famous maestro people know, however, with 29 years of a brilliant career behind him, the only recognition Albert has achieved is that of being the most underrated chef in the world.

At just fifteen, without vocation or aspiration, Albert reluctantly started working with his brother. He soon found in cuisine a blank canvas on which to experiment and express his previously untapped creativity. A character full of contradiction, Albert's career progressed far from the media spotlight that shone on Ferran during the rise of elBulli.

A self-proclaimed outsider, Albert has never sought fame and fortune. He concentrated in fighting the monsters of pure creativity, leading elBarri Taller, the R&D department that came up with the innovations and techniques which lead elBulli to the pinacle of global cuisine.

Two years after elBulli closed its doors, Albert is in the midst of a herculean creative adventure. In Parallel, Barcelona's crumbling theatre district, Albert is building a gastronomic mile.

At the heart of this growing empire is Tickets, a restaurant in which nothing is impossible, elevating the humble tapas to haute-cuisine. Next door 41° shines with a special light. Conceived as a mini elBulli seating just sixteen fortunate dinners, it explores the heights of culinary creativity. Albert's fertile vision does not stop there: Pakta, japaneseperuvian fusion with the Adrià stamp; Bodega1900, a homage to Catalan vermouth culture; Hoja Santa, an immersion into the depths of traditional mexican cuisine; and Enigma, his most ambitious project, and the one he hopes to turn into one of the best restaurants in the world.

Each very different from the other, they all bear his personal signature. This is Albert's proclamation of self-assurance, his attempt to escape the shadow of the now legen

Friday 10, August

Sunday 12, August

Indigenous Comic Con 2018 Gathering & Fundraiser

Indigenous Comic Con 2018 Gathering & Fundraiser

Indigenerds Assemble! Our event will be a gathering for Santa Fe Indigenerds (and supporters) to preview some of the great things we have planned for this year’s Comic Con. We will be showcasing a few short films as well and hope to introduce some guests. The fundraising would go toward providing tickets to young people/students to attend the Comic Con in November.

Sunday 12, August

Friday 17, August

Summer of 84

Summer of 84

TBC

Summer, 1984: The perfect time to be 15 years old and free. But when neighborhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong begins to suspect his police officer neighbor might be the serial killer all over the local news, he and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon turns dangerous.

Friday 17, August

Saturday 18, August

The Beautiful White Sands of New Mexico

The Beautiful White Sands of New Mexico

The National Parks Conservation Association is pleased to present the book launch and book signing of “Into the Great White Sands: Photographs by Craig Varjabedian” from the University of New Mexico Press. This new beautiful coffee table book is about the unique White Sands National Monument in southern New Mexico. The authors will each do a reading from their essays and the photographer will do a digital image presentation and will explore the motivations and stories behind the creation of the images from the book. Ernie Atencio, of the NPCA, will speak about NPCA and their park protection work; also about the possible re-designation of White Sands from monument to national park. Part of the proceeds from the book sales at the event will go the NPCA.

Saturday 18, August

Summer of 84

Summer of 84

TBC

Summer, 1984: The perfect time to be 15 years old and free. But when neighborhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong begins to suspect his police officer neighbor might be the serial killer all over the local news, he and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon turns dangerous.

Saturday 18, August

Sunday 19, August

Awakening in Taos

Awakening in Taos

Not ratedMeet Mabel Dodge Luhan, unique to her time.

Not rated. Mabel Dodge Luhan was a woman 100 years ahead of her time.

Awakening in Taos is a 1 hour biographical documentary that tells the story of Mabel’s personal evolution as a writer, salon hostess, art patroness and social activist. It was produced in partnership with New Mexico PBS by a Santa Fe based film company, written and directed by Mark J. Gordon.

Born in Buffalo, New York, Mabel was a woman who broke the mold on women’s roles in life. Her influence extended into the world of arts, music, literature and activism for social change. In her late 30’s she experienced a life-altering awakening at Blue Lake in Taos, New Mexico and embraced the Taos Pueblo Indians in a way that seized the attention of the artistic and literary world.

Sunday 19, August

Sunday 26, August

Red Sky at Morning

Red Sky at Morning

An adolescent boy and his mother are sent to live in New Mexico after his father goes off to fight World War II. The move is hard on both mother and son. The boy, one of the few whites in the area, must deal with making friends, the strange new land, and first love. Meanwhile, his mother becomes increasingly withdrawn. When they learn that his father has been killed, the son must fight with his mother's lover to become the real head of the household.

Sunday 26, August

Tuesday 11, September

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque

Must Be 18Live Burlesque

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is the sexiest, smartest, geekiest, and most fun definitive pop-culture burlesque show! Featuring none other than SuicideGirls themselves, the show has been performed hundreds of times, delighted millions of fans in over six countries, and has been touring since 2003! Don’t miss your chance to see it live during the 2018 US Tour! SuicideGirls has been redefining beauty since 2001 with its network of over 3,000 SuicideGirls and almost 9 million pinup-style photographs on the premier, members-only social network SuicideGirls.com. Check out blackheartburlesque.com for more information about the tour and to see where the girls are headed next!

VIP Meet & Greet tickets include early entry for a meet and greet and photo with the performers, one item autographed by the girls, crowd-free merch shopping and a commemorative VIP laminate lanyard.

VIP doors open @ 6:00 pm

GA doors open @ 7:30 pm

Tuesday 11, September

Wednesday 12, September

Drilling Mora County

Drilling Mora County

The documentary covers the Mora County, NM fracking ban, the first

county in the United States to do so. Interviews with attorneys, activists, and

elected officials. Attorneys like Jeffery Haas, and Thomas Linzey, along with

elected officials like John Olivas, activists like Kathleen Dudley and Anita Laran

tell the story of what happened there.

Wednesday 12, September

Friday 14, September

Scarred Hearts

Scarred Hearts

TBC

"Scarred Hearts" is inspired by Romanian author Max Blecher's novel, which is set in 1937. It centers on Emanuel, a man in his early 20s, who spends his days at a sanatorium on the Black Sea coast, suffering from bone tuberculosis. Falling in love with another patient, he narrates his and his fellow patients' attempts to live life to the full as their bodies slowly wither but their minds refuse to give in. Blecher wrote the text, hailed as a masterpiece on publication in Romania in 1939, as autobiographical notes before he died, after 10 years of suffering, at the age of 29.

Friday 14, September

Saturday 13, October

Tom Russell Concert

Tom Russell Concert

Singer songwriter, painter, essayist - Tom Russell has recorded thirty five highly acclaimed records, & published five books: 120 Songs of Tom Russell; Tough Company - Letters with Charles Bukowski; Blue Horse Red Desert: the Art of Tom Russell; Blodsport a crime novel published by Aschehoug, Norway; and - And Then I Wrote: The Songwriter Speaks, with Sylvia Tyson.

Tom Russell songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, K.D. Lang, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Ian Tyson, Iris Dement, Joe Ely, and a hundred others.

In 2015 Russell released a 52 track "folk opera" on the West, The Rose of Roscrae, was deemed: maybe the most important Americana record of all time by UK Folk, the top Folk album of 2105 by Mojo Magazine, and hailed in top ten lists in two dozen publications including The Los Angeles Times. He has appeared on the David Letterman TV show five times.

His latest release is Folk Hotel.

Reviews - Fall 2017

Folk Hotel is almost certainly the best Americana album of 2017 and the lyrics are some of the very best of the last decade. Tom Russell is one of the key songwriters of the last twenty years or so. He must now be included on any list of great songwriters which would also include important people like Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Hank Williams.

Country Music People, Paul Riley, 12/17

Mythical America explored by brilliant Americana songwriter...Russell is a riveting storyteller.

Peter Watts, UNCUT, Oct. 2017

Tom Russell's 'Folk Hotel' keeps it simple, beautiful — and Hank Williams pays a visit...

Chicago Tribune, 9/6/17, Steve Knopper,

One of the top three records of 2017... RNR Magazine

As ruggedly romantic as ever...Russell is a treasure.

Colin Irwin, Mojo, Oct. 2017

A master class in songwriting by an important singer. #2 in the top ten records of 2017. Some of Mr. Russell's best songs ever... CMP UK

Folk Hotel continues to distinguish what makes Russell a master songwriter...fascinating details, quirky characters, and sophisticated narrative structure.

The Austin Chronicle, 9/15/17

Immaculately crafted songs from one of America's greatest troubadour-poets. Folk Roots 10/10/17

More than two dozen albums in, Russell seems to somehow go deeper and grab tighter and more urgently with each new work. In a run of exceptional records spanning decades, this one is, what Russell's fellow Angelino James Ellroy might term, Tom's "latest classic." Craig MacDonald, 10/7/17

Russell gives us detail enough to imagine the characters’ lives behind the lyrics. Just as Dickens gave us everyday protagonists in 19th century London, treated as persons not caricatures, Russell’s songs do this for America; not the New-Adam-Frontier-America with John Ford characters who created the nation state but the modern America of the common man. Mike Wistow, FOLKING UK 10/17

Folk Hotel, Tom’s brilliant new masterwork; a collection that comes hot on the heels of his "Play One More - The Songs of Ian and Sylvia. " Tom Russell is the finest songwriter of my generation. He proves it, yet again, on Folk Hotel.

Mike Regenstreif, Folk Roots/Folk Branches

In the 1990’s Tom Russell was, along with Dave Alvin, hailed as the architect of what came to be known as Americana music. Folk Hotel is album number 36 for Russell and, in 2017, he has surely delivered one of the Americana albums of the year... 9/10 Peter Churchill, Americana UK 8/30/17

“Folk Hotel” is yet another superb album from Tom Russell. If you know his music already, you won’t be disappointed by this latest offering. If you don’t know Tom’s music, this is as good a place as any to start.

Peter Cowley, FATEA

This isn't just the next album, "Folk Hotel" is a very distinct shift of emphasis back to one man playing guitar and singing songs...If this becomes Russell’s new direction, then the future of the storytelling tradition is in safe hands.

No Depression, Lyndon Bolton 8/17

Tom Russell really doesn’t like to be pigeonholed. He appears to only have one rule in his artistic vision, and that’s the primacy of the story; anything else is fair game...Folk Hotel is a beautifully put together set of songs that show Russell at the top of his game. Penguin Eggs, 9/17 Canada

“Folk Hotel” is quite brilliant. Brilliant because no one writes songs with this kind of imagery and this level of intricacy is seldom in folk, nor does it ever sound this weather-worn. Folk, blues, country, poetry, call this whatever you want. The truth is it is all of these things, but so much more. Tom Russell has many people jealous of his talents, wishing they could do this too, but he’s largely without peer. A five-star hotel if ever there was one.

Maximum Volume Music 8/17

Any perceived exhausting elements to grasping the underpinning value of a Tom Russell album are blown away by the riches that this influential Americana scribe lays out. FOLK HOTEL will keep a listener on their toes and retains a tendency to reveal a little bit more in each play. This is the fruit of a legendary singer-songwriter at work and every small share keeps the spirit alive. In a JFK twist – ask not what Tom Russell can do for you, but what you can do for Tom Russell.

Three Chords and The Truth, 9/1/17

If there was any justice in the world Russell would have achieved megastar status long ago, and this veteran performer's finest album to date finds him revelling in the evocative imagery of string of captivating narratives led by "Harlan Clancy." 100 Syndicated Regional Newspapers - UK - 8/30/17

On songs like Rise Against Handsome Johnny , Harlan Clancy and The Last Time I Saw Hank Tom Russell shows that he can take Irish romanticism, history and memories and produce music that is both all his own and that owns Americana. Northern Sky 10/17

Close your eyes and be transported. Not just to Greenwich Village, New York and America’s West, but to Copenhagen, Belfast and Swansea, from whence Dylan Thomas – dedicatee of “The Sparrow of Swansea” – set out on his adventures... Russell is an architect of Americana. The veteran U.S songwriter remains at the top of his game... Buy Folk Hotel and a bottle of Jack Daniel’s, dim the lights and settle into a comfy chair. It’s all the company you need.

Liz Thomson, The Arts Desk, 9/3/17

Alongside his friend and compatriot Dave Alvin there’s a bloody good argument that Tom Russell helped invent what we now call Americana Music...as the record title, "Folk Hotel," implies - here he goes back to what he does better than anyone else these days; writing incredibly complex stories and making them sound beautifully warm and simple.

The Rocking Magpie 8/30/17

Folk Hotel, his 14-track, 71-minute latest release, is one of the best and maybe even the best of all the items in his catalog. Put this record on your must-buy list and then start saving your money. After you hear Folk Hotel, you’re going to want to own a lot more from Russell’s engrossing catalog.

JEFF BURGER, NO DEPRESSSION 9/5/17

For his fortieth album folk singer-songwriter Tom Russell has created a record the likes of which we haven’t seen or heard in more than fifty years— a master at the top of his game. Folk Hotel is a historical novel in 13 songs, something Robert Graves might have written if he had been a songwriter instead of a novelist... it is a towering achievement. It has Grammy written all over it. He has brought folk music in its great tableau out of the dark closets of long-stored and cherished memories into the bright sunshine of waking dreams and day-to-day reality.

Ross Altman, Phd. Folkworks.org 9/8/17

The erudite, engaging Russell likes to populate his songs with vivid, larger than life characters...Russell is an artist who flies under the radar but deserves a bigger audience. 4 1/2 out of 5 Stars. The Sun/UK 9/817

Russell delivered a powerful and often witty performance filled with stories of his encounters with Johnny Cash, David Letterman, and others. It was quite evident that Russell is a national treasure whose music should be better known throughout America. Gary Stoller, No Depression 10/2/17

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Wednesday 24, October

The Saga of the Shining Emblem: Chapter VII

The Saga of the Shining Emblem: Chapter VII

You are no longer in the world you know. You have stepped into the Hall of Heroes, a place where all the greatest tales of adventure throughout all space and time are kept. Guided by the enigmatic and charismatic Archivist, one lucky audience member will have the chance to take part in the greatest story ever told. A choose-your-own-adventure where anything and everything can happen based on the whims and choices of the audience/hero of the evening! One actor, One audience member, endless adventure. Accompanied by a live score.

Wednesday 24, October

14 Cameras

14 Cameras

TBC

When a family of four rent a beautiful house for their summer vacation, the price seems too good to be true. Unbeknownst to them, the lascivious owner has set up a series of spy cams throughout the house, documenting their most intimate moments and live streaming them to the dark web.

Sunday 29, July

Always at The Carlyle

Always at The Carlyle

PG-13for some suggestive content, drug references and brief partial nudity

The iconic Carlyle hotel has been an international destination for a particular jet-set as well as a favorite haunt of the most discernible New Yorkers.

Thursday 26, July

Awakening in Taos

Awakening in Taos

Not ratedMeet Mabel Dodge Luhan, unique to her time.

Not rated. Mabel Dodge Luhan was a woman 100 years ahead of her time.

Awakening in Taos is a 1 hour biographical documentary that tells the story of Mabel’s personal evolution as a writer, salon hostess, art patroness and social activist. It was produced in partnership with New Mexico PBS by a Santa Fe based film company, written and directed by Mark J. Gordon.

Born in Buffalo, New York, Mabel was a woman who broke the mold on women’s roles in life. Her influence extended into the world of arts, music, literature and activism for social change. In her late 30’s she experienced a life-altering awakening at Blue Lake in Taos, New Mexico and embraced the Taos Pueblo Indians in a way that seized the attention of the artistic and literary world.

Sunday 19, August

Carlos Medina

Carlos Medina

Jean Cocteau Cinema presents an evening of music and comedy by Carlos Medina.

Music by Carlos Medina y Los Gallos.

Comedy of Graviel De La Plaga!

Yes, by request, Bud Light will be available at the bar!!

Thursday 26, July

Constructing Albert

Constructing Albert

TBC

The most important revolution in culinary history took place in a remote cove on the Catalan coast. The Big Bang of creative discovery that was elBulli sparked from the minds of two brothers from a poor suburb of Barcelona, and gave birth to a new gastronomic universe. Since then the name Adrià has become synonymous of creativity.

Ferran is the famous maestro people know, however, with 29 years of a brilliant career behind him, the only recognition Albert has achieved is that of being the most underrated chef in the world.

At just fifteen, without vocation or aspiration, Albert reluctantly started working with his brother. He soon found in cuisine a blank canvas on which to experiment and express his previously untapped creativity. A character full of contradiction, Albert's career progressed far from the media spotlight that shone on Ferran during the rise of elBulli.

A self-proclaimed outsider, Albert has never sought fame and fortune. He concentrated in fighting the monsters of pure creativity, leading elBarri Taller, the R&D department that came up with the innovations and techniques which lead elBulli to the pinacle of global cuisine.

Two years after elBulli closed its doors, Albert is in the midst of a herculean creative adventure. In Parallel, Barcelona's crumbling theatre district, Albert is building a gastronomic mile.

At the heart of this growing empire is Tickets, a restaurant in which nothing is impossible, elevating the humble tapas to haute-cuisine. Next door 41° shines with a special light. Conceived as a mini elBulli seating just sixteen fortunate dinners, it explores the heights of culinary creativity. Albert's fertile vision does not stop there: Pakta, japaneseperuvian fusion with the Adrià stamp; Bodega1900, a homage to Catalan vermouth culture; Hoja Santa, an immersion into the depths of traditional mexican cuisine; and Enigma, his most ambitious project, and the one he hopes to turn into one of the best restaurants in the world.

Each very different from the other, they all bear his personal signature. This is Albert's proclamation of self-assurance, his attempt to escape the shadow of the now legen

Friday 10, August

DONT4GET2LAUGH

DONT4GET2LAUGH

Synopsis: An Evening of Comedy Supporting the Alzheimer’s Association. Featuring the comedy of Graviel de la Plaga and music by Carlos Medina con Mariachi. Hosted by Scotty Goff.

Monday 6, August

Drilling Mora County

Drilling Mora County

The documentary covers the Mora County, NM fracking ban, the first

county in the United States to do so. Interviews with attorneys, activists, and

elected officials. Attorneys like Jeffery Haas, and Thomas Linzey, along with

elected officials like John Olivas, activists like Kathleen Dudley and Anita Laran

tell the story of what happened there.

Wednesday 12, September

En el Séptimo Día

En el Séptimo Día

EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA (On the Seventh Day) is a fiction feature from director Jim McKay (GIRLS TOWN, OUR SONG, EVERYDAY PEOPLE) which follows a group of undocumented immigrants living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn over the course of seven days.

Bicycle delivery guys, construction workers, dishwashers, deli workers, and cotton candy vendors, they work long hours six days a week and then savor their day of rest on Sundays on the soccer fields of Sunset Park. José, a bicycle delivery worker, is the team’s captain – young, talented, hardworking and responsible. When José’s team makes it to the finals, he and his teammates are thrilled. But his boss throws a wrench into the celebration when he tells José he has to work on Sunday, the day of the finals. José tries to reason with his boss or replace himself, but his efforts fail. If he doesn’t work on Sunday, his job and his future will be on the line. But if he doesn’t stand up for himself and his teammates, his dignity will be crushed.

Shot in the neighborhoods of Sunset Park, Park Slope, and Gowanus, EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA is a humane, sensitive, and humorous window into a world rarely seen. The film’s impact is made quietly, with restraint and respect for the individual experiences, everyday challenges, and small triumphs of its characters.

Sunday 22, July

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Girl 27 with director David Stenn in person

Girl 27 with director David Stenn in person

There was no #metoo movement in 1937 when Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the world's most prestigious and powerful movie studio, tricked 120 underage chorus girls into attending a stag party for its visiting salesmen. When dancer Patricia Douglas tried to flee, she was brutally raped. Douglas courageously filed a landmark lawsuit while MGM launched the biggest cover-up in Hollywood history that worked until six decades later, when author-screenwriter David Stenn stumbled upon the story

“Eight decades ago, Patricia Douglas made nationwide headlines, upstaging even the wedding of the former king of England and the American double-divorcée Wallis Simpson,” David Stenn wrote in a New York Times op-ed earlier this year. “Then, just as suddenly, she vanished, hounded into exile by Hollywood’s most omnipotent men.

Why? Because Douglas did something unique: For the first time, a rape survivor not only refused to be silenced, but took her case all the way into federal court, where she reframed the crime as a civil rights issue. And she battled the system alone, without the support of today’s collective outrage and hashtag campaigns.”

Sunday 29, July

Hope Springs Eternal

Hope Springs Eternal

PGFor thematic material and some language.

When 18 year old Hope Gracin suddenly finds herself in remission from end-stage cancer, she must learn to live without an expiration date.

Friday 10, August

Indigenous Comic Con 2018 Gathering & Fundraiser

Indigenous Comic Con 2018 Gathering & Fundraiser

Indigenerds Assemble! Our event will be a gathering for Santa Fe Indigenerds (and supporters) to preview some of the great things we have planned for this year’s Comic Con. We will be showcasing a few short films as well and hope to introduce some guests. The fundraising would go toward providing tickets to young people/students to attend the Comic Con in November.

Sunday 12, August

Mio Magic Workshop

Mio Magic Workshop

Saturday 28, July

Night Comes On

Night Comes On

TBC

Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, she embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister that could destroy their future.

Friday 3, August

NY Cat Film Fest - prog 1

NY Cat Film Fest - prog 1

PROGRAM #1 "NOBODY OWNS A CAT" (60 minutes)

Pure Fluff (4:00) Sean Skelton’s documentary sketch of a professional cat groomer in New York City, who shows how to tackle this combative challenge. Reunion (9:00) Megan Lohne’s tale of an animal psychic, who works his magic on grieving pet parents mourning their cat. Rescue (2:00) Filmmaker Lava Sheets’s self-portrait of the isolation and depression of a disabled woman, who realizes her devoted kitty, Apple Brown Betty, is consoling her. Jetty Cats (32:00) Sheila O'Rourke’s sweeping overview of cats throughout human history, looks at a long-surviving feral cat colony on a seaside jetty in Southern California and explores the debate about Trap-Neuter-Return as the best management for community cats. Winter Break (5:00) Rick Hamilton’s look at the thoughts of a school teacher who has only her cat for company during winter break. Amleto (2:00) Jeff Malmberg’s visual “poem” to the morning ritual of a Tuscan cat. Mittens from Kittens (4:00) Kim Best’s documentary shows how one woman was inspired by the nuisance of cat hair into spinning and knitting it into useful items.

A portion of each ticket supports Santa Fe Animal Shelter

Sunday 29, July

NY Cat Film Fest - prog 2

NY Cat Film Fest - prog 2

PROGRAM #2 "LITTLE WORKS OF ART" (61 minutes)

Little Works of Art (13:00) Kim Best ‘s look at Harold "Cat Man" Sims and his self-styled American Museum of the House Cat in Sylva, NC, which houses over 10,000 cat-related objects and honors cats as "little works of art." Akamatsu the Cat (10:00) Ian Christopher Goodman’s documentary about life with a disabled kitty cat, Akamatsu, who was paralyzed but went on to live another 4 vibrant years with the use of a wheelchair. Portrait of a Cat Fighter (4:00) Graceann Dorse’s mockumentary gives a funny peek at an imagined New Jersey “cat fighting ring” run by little old ladies. Guardians of Recoleta (21:00) Blake & Adrienne Kuhre (who run their own non-profit cat rescue in Los Angeles) examine the community cats living in the iconic Buenos Aires Recoleta cemetery, and what became of some kitties removed by well-meaning American rescuers. Gus the Cat (5:00) Lisa Donato’s quirky film about Gus, a man who seems to think he is a cat. Scaredy, the Cat (8:00) Markie Hancock’s heartwarming documentary about a very shy cat who was adopted at the tennis courts in NYC’s Riverside park but avoids everyone except for a few choice people whom she eagerly greets.

A portion of each ticket goes to support Santa Fe Animal Shelter

Sunday 29, July

Path of Blood

Path of Blood

TBC

Deep in the Saudi desert, young thrill-seekers at jihadi boot camp sign up to a plot to overthrow the Saudi government. They detonate three horrific car-bombs at Western compounds in downtown Riyadh and become embroiled in a nail-biting game of cat and mouse with government forces. As their plans unravel, they resort to ever more brutal tactics. Exposing the dark side of the human soul, Path of Blood reveals Al Qaeda as you've never seen it before. Using a treasure trove of Al Qaeda home-movie footage captured by the security services, this haunting documentary film shows how brainwashed idealism and the youthful pursuit of adventure can descend into madness and carnage.

Friday 20, July

Patrick Hastie & Matt Ziemak: Wayward Comedy

Patrick Hastie & Matt Ziemak: Wayward Comedy

Patrick Hastie (weekly fixture of THE NOSTALGIC FRONT podcast/ co-producer of JackKnife Comedy) pays us a visit on his festival tour, with featured guest Matt Ziemak (performed Big Pine Comedy Festival, St Louis FLy Over Festival, and 2 years in a row @ Bird City Comedy Festival), an evening hosted by Evan Galpert, of the local group Wayward Comedy.

Tuesday 31, July

Red Sky at Morning

Red Sky at Morning

An adolescent boy and his mother are sent to live in New Mexico after his father goes off to fight World War II. The move is hard on both mother and son. The boy, one of the few whites in the area, must deal with making friends, the strange new land, and first love. Meanwhile, his mother becomes increasingly withdrawn. When they learn that his father has been killed, the son must fight with his mother's lover to become the real head of the household.

Sunday 26, August

Santa Fe Farmers Market Celebration

Santa Fe Farmers Market Celebration

A film screening to celebrate the anniversary of the Farmer’s Market! We will be selling some Farmers Market products as well as screening “The Trip to Spain”

Wednesday 8, August

Scarred Hearts

Scarred Hearts

TBC

"Scarred Hearts" is inspired by Romanian author Max Blecher's novel, which is set in 1937. It centers on Emanuel, a man in his early 20s, who spends his days at a sanatorium on the Black Sea coast, suffering from bone tuberculosis. Falling in love with another patient, he narrates his and his fellow patients' attempts to live life to the full as their bodies slowly wither but their minds refuse to give in. Blecher wrote the text, hailed as a masterpiece on publication in Romania in 1939, as autobiographical notes before he died, after 10 years of suffering, at the age of 29.

Friday 14, September

Shock And Awe

Shock And Awe

RLanguage including some sexual references.

A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

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SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque

Must Be 18Live Burlesque

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is the sexiest, smartest, geekiest, and most fun definitive pop-culture burlesque show! Featuring none other than SuicideGirls themselves, the show has been performed hundreds of times, delighted millions of fans in over six countries, and has been touring since 2003! Don’t miss your chance to see it live during the 2018 US Tour! SuicideGirls has been redefining beauty since 2001 with its network of over 3,000 SuicideGirls and almost 9 million pinup-style photographs on the premier, members-only social network SuicideGirls.com. Check out blackheartburlesque.com for more information about the tour and to see where the girls are headed next!

VIP Meet & Greet tickets include early entry for a meet and greet and photo with the performers, one item autographed by the girls, crowd-free merch shopping and a commemorative VIP laminate lanyard.

VIP doors open @ 6:00 pm

GA doors open @ 7:30 pm

Tuesday 11, September

Summer of 84

Summer of 84

TBC

Summer, 1984: The perfect time to be 15 years old and free. But when neighborhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong begins to suspect his police officer neighbor might be the serial killer all over the local news, he and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon turns dangerous.

Friday 17, August

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The Beautiful White Sands of New Mexico

The Beautiful White Sands of New Mexico

The National Parks Conservation Association is pleased to present the book launch and book signing of “Into the Great White Sands: Photographs by Craig Varjabedian” from the University of New Mexico Press. This new beautiful coffee table book is about the unique White Sands National Monument in southern New Mexico. The authors will each do a reading from their essays and the photographer will do a digital image presentation and will explore the motivations and stories behind the creation of the images from the book. Ernie Atencio, of the NPCA, will speak about NPCA and their park protection work; also about the possible re-designation of White Sands from monument to national park. Part of the proceeds from the book sales at the event will go the NPCA.

Saturday 18, August

The Catcher Was a Spy

The Catcher Was a Spy

Rfor some sexuality, violence and language

This gripping, stranger-than-fiction espionage thriller brings to life the incredible true story of Moe Berg, the professional baseball player who became a World War II spy. A Jewish, Princeton-educated, multilingual catcher for the Boston Red Sox with a closely-guarded private life, the enigmatic Berg (Paul Rudd) was already a man of mystery when, in 1944, the US government’s wartime intelligence agency enlisted his services. His mission: go behind enemy lines in Europe to assassinate the Nazi’s chief nuclear scientist before the Germans develop an atomic bomb. Trading in his catcher’s mitt for a trench coat, Berg must rely on his formidable, steel-trap intellect in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse—with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

Friday 3, August

The Magic and Mentalism of Mio

The Magic and Mentalism of Mio

Adept in performing on both of the magical stages—with mesmerizing acts ranging from close-up magic to those performed for a full theatre audience—Mio dazzles and delights his spectators. To highlight his skills, the show at the Jean Cocteau will consist of a cocktail hour in which the renowned Mio will create four different illusions on a more intimate, interactive scale. Following a brief intermission, the show will continue to our stage, where Mio can present the flashiest of his mentalist illusions.

Mio, voted Magician of the Year by Ring 45 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, boasts a long list of celebrities that have been astonished by his work, from former President Bill Clinton to Madonna, Gianni Versace to Burt Reynolds, to Liza Minnelli, to foreign princes Albert of Monaco and Aziz of Saudi Arabia. He’s impressed magician masters Penn & Teller, and he has found a particular niche in presenting his work to professional athletes and sports teams. Mio has personally performed for Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Wayne Gretzky, and Yogi Berra, among others. For 15 consecutive years, he’s starred in the Miami Heat’s Team holiday party. “He did things I’ve never seen anyone do,” says Chris Riley, wife of Miami Heat Team President Pat Riley. “We’ve seen many magicians, but he’s the most amazing!”

During this special weekend of magic, Mio will also host an hour-long workshop Saturday afternoon at 12:30 pm, before his matinee performance. The workshop will include magic tools to take home, and the price is only $10 if you also get a ticket to one of the EXTRAORDINARY MOMENTS shows!

Friday 27, July

Saturday 28, July

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The Saga of the Shining Emblem: Chapter VII

The Saga of the Shining Emblem: Chapter VII

You are no longer in the world you know. You have stepped into the Hall of Heroes, a place where all the greatest tales of adventure throughout all space and time are kept. Guided by the enigmatic and charismatic Archivist, one lucky audience member will have the chance to take part in the greatest story ever told. A choose-your-own-adventure where anything and everything can happen based on the whims and choices of the audience/hero of the evening! One actor, One audience member, endless adventure. Accompanied by a live score.

Wednesday 24, October

Tom Russell Concert

Tom Russell Concert

Singer songwriter, painter, essayist - Tom Russell has recorded thirty five highly acclaimed records, & published five books: 120 Songs of Tom Russell; Tough Company - Letters with Charles Bukowski; Blue Horse Red Desert: the Art of Tom Russell; Blodsport a crime novel published by Aschehoug, Norway; and - And Then I Wrote: The Songwriter Speaks, with Sylvia Tyson.

Tom Russell songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, K.D. Lang, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Ian Tyson, Iris Dement, Joe Ely, and a hundred others.

In 2015 Russell released a 52 track "folk opera" on the West, The Rose of Roscrae, was deemed: maybe the most important Americana record of all time by UK Folk, the top Folk album of 2105 by Mojo Magazine, and hailed in top ten lists in two dozen publications including The Los Angeles Times. He has appeared on the David Letterman TV show five times.

His latest release is Folk Hotel.

Reviews - Fall 2017

Folk Hotel is almost certainly the best Americana album of 2017 and the lyrics are some of the very best of the last decade. Tom Russell is one of the key songwriters of the last twenty years or so. He must now be included on any list of great songwriters which would also include important people like Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Hank Williams.

Country Music People, Paul Riley, 12/17

Mythical America explored by brilliant Americana songwriter...Russell is a riveting storyteller.

Peter Watts, UNCUT, Oct. 2017

Tom Russell's 'Folk Hotel' keeps it simple, beautiful — and Hank Williams pays a visit...

Chicago Tribune, 9/6/17, Steve Knopper,

One of the top three records of 2017... RNR Magazine

As ruggedly romantic as ever...Russell is a treasure.

Colin Irwin, Mojo, Oct. 2017

A master class in songwriting by an important singer. #2 in the top ten records of 2017. Some of Mr. Russell's best songs ever... CMP UK

Folk Hotel continues to distinguish what makes Russell a master songwriter...fascinating details, quirky characters, and sophisticated narrative structure.

The Austin Chronicle, 9/15/17

Immaculately crafted songs from one of America's greatest troubadour-poets. Folk Roots 10/10/17

More than two dozen albums in, Russell seems to somehow go deeper and grab tighter and more urgently with each new work. In a run of exceptional records spanning decades, this one is, what Russell's fellow Angelino James Ellroy might term, Tom's "latest classic." Craig MacDonald, 10/7/17

Russell gives us detail enough to imagine the characters’ lives behind the lyrics. Just as Dickens gave us everyday protagonists in 19th century London, treated as persons not caricatures, Russell’s songs do this for America; not the New-Adam-Frontier-America with John Ford characters who created the nation state but the modern America of the common man. Mike Wistow, FOLKING UK 10/17

Folk Hotel, Tom’s brilliant new masterwork; a collection that comes hot on the heels of his "Play One More - The Songs of Ian and Sylvia. " Tom Russell is the finest songwriter of my generation. He proves it, yet again, on Folk Hotel.

Mike Regenstreif, Folk Roots/Folk Branches

In the 1990’s Tom Russell was, along with Dave Alvin, hailed as the architect of what came to be known as Americana music. Folk Hotel is album number 36 for Russell and, in 2017, he has surely delivered one of the Americana albums of the year... 9/10 Peter Churchill, Americana UK 8/30/17

“Folk Hotel” is yet another superb album from Tom Russell. If you know his music already, you won’t be disappointed by this latest offering. If you don’t know Tom’s music, this is as good a place as any to start.

Peter Cowley, FATEA

This isn't just the next album, "Folk Hotel" is a very distinct shift of emphasis back to one man playing guitar and singing songs...If this becomes Russell’s new direction, then the future of the storytelling tradition is in safe hands.

No Depression, Lyndon Bolton 8/17

Tom Russell really doesn’t like to be pigeonholed. He appears to only have one rule in his artistic vision, and that’s the primacy of the story; anything else is fair game...Folk Hotel is a beautifully put together set of songs that show Russell at the top of his game. Penguin Eggs, 9/17 Canada

“Folk Hotel” is quite brilliant. Brilliant because no one writes songs with this kind of imagery and this level of intricacy is seldom in folk, nor does it ever sound this weather-worn. Folk, blues, country, poetry, call this whatever you want. The truth is it is all of these things, but so much more. Tom Russell has many people jealous of his talents, wishing they could do this too, but he’s largely without peer. A five-star hotel if ever there was one.

Maximum Volume Music 8/17

Any perceived exhausting elements to grasping the underpinning value of a Tom Russell album are blown away by the riches that this influential Americana scribe lays out. FOLK HOTEL will keep a listener on their toes and retains a tendency to reveal a little bit more in each play. This is the fruit of a legendary singer-songwriter at work and every small share keeps the spirit alive. In a JFK twist – ask not what Tom Russell can do for you, but what you can do for Tom Russell.

Three Chords and The Truth, 9/1/17

If there was any justice in the world Russell would have achieved megastar status long ago, and this veteran performer's finest album to date finds him revelling in the evocative imagery of string of captivating narratives led by "Harlan Clancy." 100 Syndicated Regional Newspapers - UK - 8/30/17

On songs like Rise Against Handsome Johnny , Harlan Clancy and The Last Time I Saw Hank Tom Russell shows that he can take Irish romanticism, history and memories and produce music that is both all his own and that owns Americana. Northern Sky 10/17

Close your eyes and be transported. Not just to Greenwich Village, New York and America’s West, but to Copenhagen, Belfast and Swansea, from whence Dylan Thomas – dedicatee of “The Sparrow of Swansea” – set out on his adventures... Russell is an architect of Americana. The veteran U.S songwriter remains at the top of his game... Buy Folk Hotel and a bottle of Jack Daniel’s, dim the lights and settle into a comfy chair. It’s all the company you need.

Liz Thomson, The Arts Desk, 9/3/17

Alongside his friend and compatriot Dave Alvin there’s a bloody good argument that Tom Russell helped invent what we now call Americana Music...as the record title, "Folk Hotel," implies - here he goes back to what he does better than anyone else these days; writing incredibly complex stories and making them sound beautifully warm and simple.

The Rocking Magpie 8/30/17

Folk Hotel, his 14-track, 71-minute latest release, is one of the best and maybe even the best of all the items in his catalog. Put this record on your must-buy list and then start saving your money. After you hear Folk Hotel, you’re going to want to own a lot more from Russell’s engrossing catalog.

JEFF BURGER, NO DEPRESSSION 9/5/17

For his fortieth album folk singer-songwriter Tom Russell has created a record the likes of which we haven’t seen or heard in more than fifty years— a master at the top of his game. Folk Hotel is a historical novel in 13 songs, something Robert Graves might have written if he had been a songwriter instead of a novelist... it is a towering achievement. It has Grammy written all over it. He has brought folk music in its great tableau out of the dark closets of long-stored and cherished memories into the bright sunshine of waking dreams and day-to-day reality.

Ross Altman, Phd. Folkworks.org 9/8/17

The erudite, engaging Russell likes to populate his songs with vivid, larger than life characters...Russell is an artist who flies under the radar but deserves a bigger audience. 4 1/2 out of 5 Stars. The Sun/UK 9/817

Russell delivered a powerful and often witty performance filled with stories of his encounters with Johnny Cash, David Letterman, and others. It was quite evident that Russell is a national treasure whose music should be better known throughout America. Gary Stoller, No Depression 10/2/17

Saturday 13, October

Under the Tree

Under the Tree

NR

When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.

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