Every Actor/Director/Photographer/Fine Artist/Art Collector/Maverick/Visionary/Cultural Innovator/Icon/Survivor needs a right hand man. Method actor, filmmaker, art collector, and all-American anarchist are just a few of the many sides of the legendary Hollywood maverick Dennis Hopper.
"Along for the Ride" explores the highs, lows and ultimately, the phoenix-like ascension of iconic Hollywood maverick Dennis Hopper all as seen through the eyes of his mysterious longtime "right-hand man", the elusive Satya de la Manitou.
Drawing heavily from the testimony of de la Manitou, it features previously unseen and rare photos and footage that span the triumph of "Easy Rider", the magnificent career suicide of "The Last Movie", Hopper's directorial follow ups "Out of the Blue" and "Colors" alongside a midlife comeback with critically acclaimed performances in "Blue Velvet" and others, after an overwhelming amount of questionable decisions.
De la Manitou and Hopper's unlikely incredible 40+ year journey was an enduring and intense brotherhood, as intimately complex as Hopper's own legendary career was. While re-examining his dedication to his friend's idiosyncratic and uncompromising genius, de la Manitou reminisces with a fascinating cast of characters from the film, architecture and art worlds and everyone in between.
A diverse group of Hopper's co-conspirators, family, and friends, and others who were also, unwittingly or willingly, ALONG FOR THE RIDE.
The result...is one hell of a trip. Original Score by Gemma Thompson of Savages. Along for the Ride also features rare and unseen photos and vintage film.
Having died unexpectedly, firefighter Ja-hong is taken to the afterlife by 3 afterlife guardians. Only when he passes 7 trials over 49 days and proves he was innocent in human life, he's able to reincarnate, and his 3 afterlife guardians are by his side to defend him in trial.
Santa Fe is facing a housing and equity crisis. Our high cost of living is forcing many people to move farther to the outskirts of the city, often to areas that lack essential services and amenities. This can lead to car dependence, contributing to climate change and perpetuating a cycle of poverty. As Santa Fe continues along this path, we're becoming increasingly segregated and divided, leaving many Santa Feans feeling we must choose between disinvestment and displacement. But Santa Fe is better than that!
Join us for community conversations every other Tuesday starting in January to explore the roots of these problems and find solutions together.
In the vein of CLUELESS and NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, FREAK SHOW tells the moving, heartwarming, and hilarious story of Billy Bloom, a boldly confident, wildly eccentric teenager, who faces intolerance and persecution at his ultra conservative high school, and decides to fight back on behalf of all the misunderstood freaks of the world by running for the title of homecoming queen.
A city in southern China and a bag containing a million yuan draws several people from diverse backgrounds with different personal motives into a bloody conflict.
As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.
Juleswork Follies will be starring Chris Diestler, Johny Broomdust, Ellchemi Ossorio, Stephen Rommel, Yvette Michelle, Martinez, youth sensation Gabe Lopez, with moral support from Sarah Meadows Danette Sills, dancer Jacqueline Almond, experimentalist Andy Kirkpatrick, and puppeteer performer Devin Ludlow and more!
A young woman returns home after the breakdown of a relationship to discover her father is dating a woman her age.
Mad Hatters and March Hares with master of horror anthologies Ellen Datlow and authors Stephen Graham Jones and Matthew Kressel for a live discussion, book-signing, and special Mad Hatter Hat Contest. Patrons will arrive in their own crazy hats by their own design and creation and Ellen Datlow will judge and award the Maddest Hat.
From master anthologist Ellen Datlow comes an all-original of weird tales inspired by the strangeness of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. Between the hallucinogenic, weird, imaginative wordplay and the brilliant mathematical puzzles and social satire, Alice has been read, enjoyed, and savored by every generation since its publication. Datlow asked eighteen of the most brilliant and acclaimed writers working today to dream up stories inspired by all the strange events and surreal characters found in Wonderland.
Featuring stories and poems from Seanan McGuire, Jane Yolen, Catherynne M. Valente, Delia Sherman, Genevieve Valentine, Priya Sharma, Stephen Graham Jones, Richard Bowes, Jeffrey Ford, Angela Slatter, Andy Duncan, C.S.E. Cooney, Matthew Kressel, Kris Dikeman, Jane Yolen, Kaaron Warren, Ysbeau Wilce, and Katherine Vaz.
In celebration of the release of Mad Hatters and March Hares, Jean Cocteau will host a special Mad Hatter Hat Contest. Channel your inner Mad Hatter and create your own Mad Hatter Hat and have the master of horror Ellen Datlow judge your creation. Mad Hatter Hats will be judged on originality, creativity, characterization, artistic quality and inventiveness. All entries will be judged by Ellen Datlow on Sunday, January 21st at 7pm. Hats must be entered by 6pm on Sunday, January 21st. Prizes are $125 gift certificate to the Jean Cocteau Cinema for 1st Place, $50 gift certificate for 2nd Place, and $25 gift certificate for 3rd place.
Richard Hambleton was a founder of the street art movement before succumbing to drugs and homelessness. Rediscovered 20 years later, he gets a second chance. But will he take it?
Enigmatic and complex, Joe Heaney was one of the greats of traditional Irish singing. Shaped by the myths, fables and songs of his upbringing in the west of Ireland, his emergence as a gifted artist came at a personal cost. Featuring performances from Lisa O'Neill, Damien Dempsey, Seamus Begley and sean nós singers Micheál O'Confhaola and Pól Ó Ceannabháin, the film is an intense exploration of music and song.
An evening of short films and discussion on the next century of conservation in the West
7:00-7:15 Film introduction by WLA board chair and film advisor Jeff Laszlo, and WLA executive director Lesli Allison
7:15-8:15 7-8 short films (each 8-12 minutes long) featuring conservation-minded landowners in ID, CO, NM, MT and AZ and their work to conserve both wildlife and livelihood on the land. Movies are produced through a partnership between Western Landowners Alliance and the University of Montana’s graduate program in Science and Natural History Film.
8:30-9:15 Landowner panel discussion and Q&A
Because historic human settlement patterns tended to follow the waterways, private and publicly leased working lands today comprise the majority of biologically diverse and agriculturally productive lands in the West. In the coming century we must find better ways to keep these lands intact, healthy and economically viable. New thinking and new relationships are needed to integrate conservation, production and recreation on the lands that sustain us all.
Join us for an evening of films and discussion about conservation and the future of the West's working landscapes.
A blue-collar family man breaks the promise he'd made to never fight again. Now forty years old, with a wife and four children who need him, Joe Carman risks everything to go back into the fighting cage and come to terms with his past.
It was supposed to be just an urban legend… On a snowy night in her grandmother’s sprawling mansion, teenage Alex (Gabrielle Haugh) and her best friend Miles (Grayson Gabriel) discover a mysterious box hidden away in the attic. Inside are instructions for The Midnight Game, an ancient Pagan ritual said to summon the players’ greatest fears. It all seems like harmless fun—until they unleash the terrifying spirit of The Midnight Man, an unholy force who pits them against their darkest demons and dares them to survive. Horror legends Robert Englund and Lin Shaye (A Nightmare on Elm Street) costar in this terrifying, supernatural game of cat and mouse. Play at your own risk…
In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.
Rfor language, some strong sexual content, and brief violence.
Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for ”The Square”. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.
A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.
Slow down and breathe. This contemplative journey follows in the steps of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and is a rare insight into life within a monastic community. The sun rises. Everything is calm and still. Life is beautifully serene as Benedict Cumberbatch’s composed, meditative voice reads an extract from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals. So begins Max Pugh and Marc J Francis’ (Black Gold, LFF2006) fascinating and immersive exploration of what it means to devote one’s life to mindfulness. With unprecedented access to the famous secluded monastery of Plum Village in the South West of France, Walk With Me captures the daily routine and rituals of monks and nuns on a quest to develop a deep sense of presence. It is an insightful rumination on the pursuit of happiness, living in the present and our attachment to material things – a welcome remedy to the stresses of city life and a world in turmoil.
Wayward Comedy featuring eight local comic talents
Join the Jean Cocteau Cinema for a special live show featuring New Mexico's freshest comic talents, eight different performers all together. Comedians appearing in the Wayward Comedy program include Evan Galpert, Jessie Gaumond, Nick Pelton, Simon Dobson, Prox, Phil Johnson, K-Wayno.