Join us at the Jean Cocteau for this special Author Event.
Author Cixin Liu, China's #1 science fiction author will be discussing his latest book "Ball Lightning" with George R.R. Martin. Including an audience Q&A, followed by a book signing in the lobby.
On his fourteenth birthday, right before his eyes, Chen's parents are incinerated by a blast of ball lightning.Striving to make sense of this bizarre tragedy, he dedicates his life to a single goal: to unlock the secrets of this enigmatic natural phenomenon. His pursuit of ball lightning will take him far from home, across mountain peaks chasing storms and deep into highly classified subterranean laboratories as he slowly unveils a new frontier in particle physics.
Chen's obsession gives purpose to his lonely life, but it can't insulate him from the real world's interest in his discoveries. He will be pitted against scientists, soldiers and governments with motives of their own: a physicist who has no place for moral judgementin his pursuit of knowledge; a beautiful army major obsessed with new ways to wage war; a desperate nation facing certain military defeat.
Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn’t get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What’s one extra day? He takes the detour. At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians had been on their way to New York City to sell a treasure. Now they’re stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. The owners seem almost too friendly. It’s a strange place, but it’s all there is. The next morning, in the city clerk’s office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He’s told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He’s always known his father left and never returned, but now Reacher wonders, Was he ever there in the first place? As Reacher explores his father’s life, and as the Canadians face lethal dangers, strands of different stories begin to merge. Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense . . . and deadly.
The "Juan" Cocteau Cinema Presents
Carlos Medina's All Fierce Comedy Show
Danger K. Varoz, Kendall McElhaney, Prox and Introducing Lela Dawkins
With graduation looming, two academically gifted “good girls,” frustrated with their social standing in the high school hierarchy, get stoned on their last night of senior year in Good Girls Get High. After their evening of experimentation goes hilariously awry, they ultimately learn that being “bad girls” isn’t as fun as it seems. The cast includes Sundance breakout star Abby Quinn (Landline), Stefanie Scott (Insidious: Chapter 3, A.N.T. Farm), Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga films), Isabelle Fuhrman (The Hunger Games, Orphan), with Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is the New Black) and Danny Pudi (Community).
Join us at the Jean Cocteau Cinema for a night of Halloween Horror! We will have several special guest speakers including author Tim Goloversic and many more, as well as live music!” Don’t miss out on your chance to meet some of your favorite authors and ask them questions about their work!
A group of artists in Santa Fe, NM become a DIY collective called Meow Wolf. Their immersive, large-scale exhibitions crack open a profitable niche in the arts industry, even as their social mission is challenged by the demands of rapid success. The group's members navigate fracture and loss for years in pursuit of their idealistic vision. When they spark the interest of George R. R. Martin and receive his support to take over an old bowling alley, Meow Wolf builds a massive exhibition with over 140 artists working at a breakneck pace. With the wild success of the House of Eternal Return, Meow Wolf now faces its own internal turmoil as it begins to change the lives of creatives everywhere.
Opening night! Includes introduction by Meow Wolf staff and post-show Q&A. Don't miss the after-party at Meow Wolf!
A group of artists in Santa Fe, NM become a DIY collective called Meow Wolf. Their immersive, large-scale exhibitions crack open a profitable niche in the arts industry, even as their social mission is challenged by the demands of rapid success. The group's members navigate fracture and loss for years in pursuit of their idealistic vision. When they spark the interest of George R. R. Martin and recieve his support to take over an old bowling alley, Meow Wolf builds a massive exhibition with over 140 artists working at a breakneck pace. With the wild success of the House of Eternal Return, Meow Wolf now faces its own internal turmoil as it begins to change the lives of creatives everywhere.
After sequestering herself to a small mountain town, an aging actress calls her estranged daughter and granddaughter home for reconciliation and one final celebration.
The New Mexico Film Foundation in partnership with the Jean Cocteau Cinema presents a screening of recent New Mexico filmmakers shorts and trailers. This program will allow the public to see the projects our local NM filmmakers have going, and for the filmmaker and opportunity to see their work on a big screen. We welcome the public as well as filmmakers.
Join George R.R. Martin for an exclusive screening of the first two episodes of Nightflyers, the highly anticipated new SYFY series based on his thrilling novella, with free popcorn and soda for the guests! Following the screening, George R.R. Martin and series stars, Jodie Turner-Smith and Angus Sampson, will sit down with Executive Producer, Jeff Buehler, for an in depth Q&A.
Set in the year 2093, Nightflyers is a psychological thriller that follows a team of scientists aboard the most advanced ship ever built. Their mission takes them to the edge of space but also to the edge of insanity, as they realize true horror isn’t waiting for them out there -- it’s already on their ship. Unlike anything you’ve seen before, Nightflyers combines horror and science fiction in a way that Martin himself has described as “Psycho in space.”
A shocking political expose, and an intimate ethnographic portrait of Pacific Islanders struggling for survival, dignity and justice after decades of top-secret human radiation experiments conducted on them by the U.S. government. Special screening with Q&A with director Adam Horowitz moderated by Godfrey Reggio. Short film Atomic Artist directed by Glenn Silber will preceed the film.
Join us for a night of film and fun to raise money for the local Santa Fe Community Soccer League! Enjoy light refreshments followed by a screening of En El Septimo Dia!
En El Septimo Dia: A group of undocumented Mexican immigrants work long hours six days a week, and then savor their day of rest on Sundays on the soccer fields of Brooklyn.
(92 mins - Spanish with English Subtitles)
A group of college kids go on a road trip to the coast. Along the way their RV breaks down at an old west town. They come across the owner of the town, Taylor (Scotty Walker) and discover a dark secret.
Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, THE PROVIDERS follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. Amidst personal struggles that reflect those of their patients, their journeys unfold as they work to bring care to rural Americans living on the margins.
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.
Stagecoach Foundation Presents: A free New Mexico Filmed Screening of The Spy Next Door and Q & A with Director Brian Levant
Former C.I.A. spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids, who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau.
The Staging Post follows two Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar and Khadim. Stuck in Indonesia after Australia 'stopped the boats' and facing many years in limbo, they built a community and started the school which inspired a refugee education revolution. A real-life, real-time, multi-platform documentary. The Staging Post is about friendship, connection and the power of community.
We will be screening Staging Post and answering questions after the film. Help us raise enough money to apply for visas for 10 Afghan student refugees from the Cesaura school highlighted in the film!
A dramatic stage reading of the story of a father and his rebel of a daughter who can’t see eye to eye… Until some dramatic events shake them to their innermost cores and they finally find their way back to one another.
Wild Nights With Emily is the story of the secret life of Emily Dickinson (played by Molly Shannon). The poet’s persona, popularized since her death, is that of a reclusive spinster—a delicate wallflower, too sensitive for this world. This film explores the vivacious, irreverent side of her that was covered up for many years and recently revealed— most notably Emily’s lifelong romance with another woman, Susan Dickinson, the wife of Emily’s brother. After Emily died, the mistress of Emily’s brother would publish Emily’s poems. A fierce rivalry between Emily’s beloved and her brother’s mistress in making known the work of this great poet is also the story of two sets of passionate, illicit lovers in a mysterious struggle for a place
Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a feature documentary exploring the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin. Best known for groundbreaking science science fiction and fantasy works such as A Wizard of Earthsea, The Left Hand of Darkness, and The Dispossessed, Le Guin defiantly held her ground on the margin of "respectable" literature until the sheer excellence of her work, at long last, forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature. Her fascinating story has never before been captured on film.
You Might Be the Killer is the story of Sam (Fran Kranz), a regular guy who finds himself on the run from a masked serial killer who has been brutally murdering his fellow camp counselors. Desperate, Sam reaches out to his friend Chuck (Alyson Hannigan), who is an expert in all things horror. She becomes Sam's lifeline as he tries to evade death by avoiding common horror tropes and save his friends. But when Chuck challenges everything that Sam tells her, Sam must piece together what is really going on at the camp, as he Races to uncover the haunting truth of the masked maniac’s identity and the mask’s supernatural powers... all before it’s too late!
This is the first film to be created around a viral twitter thread between Sam Sykes and Chuck Wendig!