The "Juan" Cocteau Cinema Presents
Carlos Medina's All Fierce Comedy Show
Danger K. Varoz, Kendall McElhaney, Prox and Introducing Lela Dawkins
Unemployed husband and father Leonard (Better Call Saul’s Patrick Fabian) is an unapologetically old school guy living in a tech-addled world. In order to make ends meet, he plunges headfirst into the brave new world of the gig economy as a driver for DriverX, a popular rideshare service. Roaming the streets of Los Angeles by dark, Leonard finds himself drawn into a sex, alcohol, and Tinder-fueled night world where the next person to get in your car could be anyone: your new best friend, your worst nightmare, or even your next lover. Cuttingly funny and perceptive, DriverX is a timely, all-too-real look at finding your footing in the age of digital disruption.
Presented by the Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition:
The rise of highly destructive megafires -- wildfires over 100,000 acres -- has become one of today's most pressing and complex problems, threatening our communities, homes, businesses and even our very way of life. Facing the reality of this issue is daunting, but like all wicked problems, through education and action we can change the way fire comes to our forests and communities.
The Era of Megafires is a 60-minute multi-media presentation that combines the research of Dr. Paul Hessburg (Pacific Northwest Research Station, U.S. Forest Service) with the visual storytelling of award-winning film company, North 40 Productions. It’s presented in the form of fast-moving, short, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes and animations.
The movie will be followed by a panel discussion with local experts to talk about the risk of wildfire here in Santa Fe, the impacts fire could have and what the Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition partners are doing to prepare.
Please visit www.santafefireshed.org for more information.
Hella Bella is New Mexico’s favorite drag rock cover band, getting crowds on their feet since 2016. Hella Bella stars drag queen, Bella Gigante, featuring Joe Buffaloe on lead guitar, Sarah Meadows on bass, and Linda Strauss on cello and rhythm guitar, with Clark Libby on drums.
Join us at the Jean Cocteau Cinema on December 2nd for a special screening of Kodachrome in 35 Millimeter, followed by a Q+A with Director Mark Raso!
Set during the final days of the admired photo development system known as Kodachrome, a father and son hit the road in order to reach the Kansas photo lab before it closes its doors for good.
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 film about conquistador turned shaman Cabeza de Vaca that explores cultural, personal and natural transformation.
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!
International Uranium Film Festival Returns to the Southwest and Films Reveal the Horrid Truth!
Since its inception in 2011 the International Uranium Film Festival has traveled around the world showing documentaries and movies about the risks of nuclear power and uranium. In November 2013 the world’s most unique film festival was hosted for the first time by the Navajo Nation/Diné Nation.
“It is through the courage of independent film makers that the horrid truth of the Nuclear Beast is exposed and denounced”, states Anna Rondon, uranium legacy activist, member of the Diné Nation, Executive Director of the New Mexico Social Justice Equity Institute and one of the co-producers of the International Uranium Film Festival.
In a time of escalating nuclear threats, the Festival provides a visual resource to explore the consequences of nuclear power and nuclear weapons that have left deep scars on the peoples and lands of the Southwest. The Nuclear Fuel Chain – from uranium mining and milling to nuclear testing and waste disposal – will be addressed in the wide range of films representing more than 10 countries.
A 14 year old boy obsesses over the circumstances,stances surrounding his father’s suicide and the state of the unborn child in his mother’s belly. Influenced by Professor Siegwart Horst Günther who received the Nuclear-Free Future Award in 2007, Miguel Silveira’s film reflects the use of depleted uranium weapons by the US Army in Iraq.
Atomic Gods – Creation Myths of the Bomb:
Atomic Gods is a series of Surrealistic, black-comedy short films that reveal for the first time the secret, unknown, and perhaps even forbidden, ‘Creation Myths of the Bomb’. A biting satire that is at once both historic and futuristic, this dark episodic series serves as a post-nuclear fairy tale for adults.
Yellow Fever: Uncovering the Navajo Uranium Legacy:
Yellow Fever follows young Navajo veteran, Tina Garnanez on her journey to investigate the history of the Navajo Uranium Boom, it’s lasting impacts in her area and the potential new mining in her region. She begins as a curious family member and becomes an advocate, lobbyist, activist and vocal proponent for transparency and environmental justice. Tina travels throughout the West to learn about uranium mining and examines the pros, the cons and the hot debate over Nuclear power.
Q&A with Filmmakers and Producers:
Adam Jonas Horowitz
"Wings of Desire" is one of cinema’s loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts—fears, hopes, dreams—of all the people living below. But when he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist, he is willing to give up his immortality and come back to earth to be with her. Made not long before the fall of the Berlin wall, this stunning tapestry of sounds and images, shot in black and white and color by the legendary Henri Alekan, is movie poetry. And it forever made the name Wim Wenders synonymous with film art.
New 4K restoration with 5.1 sound mix provided by the Wim Wenders Foundation and supervised by Wim and Donata Wenders. Funding provided by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the FFA, and by the French CNC.