The Armchair Symposium series at CCA is an opportunity to participate in captivating conversations with artists and thinkers from many disciplines in a relaxed environment. Drop in from 10am-12pm to talk with interesting people over your morning coffee, and come prepared to join the conversation! CCA exhibiting artists Matthew & Julie Chase-Daniel will speak with eco-conscious, sustainable designer Amy Yeung (founder of Orenda Tribe) and Kate Russel of the National Parks Arts Foundation.
“Ferocious... extraordinary... deeply compelling... You often have to remind yourself to breathe... marks the undeniable arrival of Kantemir Balagov as major talent.” –Variety
In Kantemir Balagov’s second film, winner of two prizes at Cannes, Leningrad lies in ruins. Drawn from real stories collected by the Nobel Prize-winning author and historian Svetlana Alexievich, two women attempt to rebuild their lives in a city physically and emotionally destroyed from one of the largest sieges in the history of warfare. With rich, distinctive, and unforgettable cinematography, Balagov speaks to a new generation of Russians still trying to reconcile with its historical cataclysms. (2019, Russia, 130m)
This vivid journey into the mysterious subterranean world of mycelium and its fruit—the mushroom—begins 3.5 billion years ago, with fungi creating the soil that supports life, its mycelial networks connecting vast systems across the planet. Through the eyes of mycologists and scientists including Paul Stamets, Michael Pollen and Andrew Weil, we learn about the power, beauty, and complexity of the fungi kingdom, recognizing that fungi offer food, medicine, and expanding consciousness, bioremediation, neurogenesis, and treating end-of-life anxiety. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. (U.S., 2018, 90m)
Enjoy coffee, tea, donut and conversation in this Sunday morning program featuring the four artists of CCA’s exhibition Paper Routes: New Mexico Women to Watch in partnership with the New Mexico State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Mira Burack, Allison Keogh, Katya Reka and Kate Rivers will discuss with one another the concepts behind their work and materiality of working with paper.
Rfor some nudity and sexuality.
“Razor-sharp and shatteringly romantic ... as perfect a film as any to have premiered this year.’ –IndieWire
France, 1760. Marianne (Cesar Award winner Adèle Haenel) is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Noémie Merlant), a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse's first moments of freedom. Héloïse's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love. The latest from Céline Sciamma (GIRLHOOD) won two awards at the 2019 Cannes Festival du Film. (France, 2019, 119m)
"Guzmán's late-career trinity is a stunning achievement in the cinema of the hidden pattern and the startling, unexpected connection." –Variety
Patricio Guzmán’s 45-year project exploring the history and politics of his native Chile centers on the imposing landscape of the Andes, which run the length of the South American country’s eastern border. At once protective and isolating, magisterial and indifferent, the cordillera of mountains serves as the country's "spine" and an enigmatic focal point around which to contemplate the enduring legacy of the 1973 military coup d’état. Completed at a time of massive political upheaval, the film is unflinching in its presentation of contemporary Chile, looking towards the possibilities of change in a country defined by inequity. (Chile, 2019, 85m)
“The most charming, least overweening film Fellini ever made.” –The New York Times
A Roman honeymoon goes sour when the bride (Brunella Bovo) goes missing, as the groom’s family (including an uncle, who’s “very high up in the Vatican”) awaits her presence on a trip to visit the Pope. But the bride, infatuated with a matinee idol—The White Sheik— has left town, hoping for a tryst with her hero. When she finally finds him, he’s not at all what she expected. With a wonderfully comic portrayal by Alberto Sordi, an appearance by Fellini’s muse Giulietta Masina and music by the incomparable Nino Rota, this rarely seen Fellini debut shows his mastery of comic timing, brilliant imagery and unexpected delights. (Italy, 1952, 83m)
“An exquisitely crafted documentary about the woman who was arguably the greatest movie critic who ever lived.” –Variety
The film critic Pauline Kael wielded enormous influence from her perch at The New Yorker and through her many books, popularizing works from the young maverick filmmakers of the ‘70s and putting her imprimatur on lms including LAST TANGO IN PARIS, BONNIE AND CLYDE and NASHVILLE. If she disliked a movie you loved—2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA—it might give you pause. Rob Garver examines Kael’s life and art by stitching together a witty, patchwork crazy quilt of film clips, using her own words as narration, excerpts from her many television interviews, and testimony from lm luminaries—Quentin Tarantino, Paul Schrader, David O. Russell and Alec Baldwin—and fellow critics both sympathetic (Greil Marcus) and not. Essential viewing, both for Paulettes and those who’ve never heard of her. (U.S., 2018, 96m)