In May, Alibi’s Midnight Movie Madness at Guild Cinema screened James Nguyen’s brilliant bit of cinematic madness Birdemic: Shock and Terror. The film continues to mesmerize and confuse audiences around the globe. There’s a special midnight screening at the legendary San Diego Comic-Con International this weekend, for example. But Albuquerque is doing them one better. We’re bringing back Birdemic for a special encore performance on Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24—and we’ve got the film’s lead actress, the lovely and talented Whitney Moore, live in person. The good-natured Ms. Moore will participate in a Q&A before the film, discussing her experiences making the cult horror flick. The screening/Q&A starts at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the Guild box office (3405 Central NE). To check out the film’s mind-bending, life-altering trailer, log on to the Birdemic website.
If you hear the sound of a shotgun early this Friday morning, don’t panic. It’s just the return of the Duke City Shootout. The filmmaking/
New Mexico doesn’t seem to be lacking in film festivals these days. Filmmakers looking for more outlets for their work are encouraged to submit to the 2010 Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (taking place this Oct. 8 through 14). Friday, July 23, is the final deadline for submission of suitable features, documentaries and shorts. Entry fee is $20 per title. Applications can be submitted through Withoutabox or via regular mail.