alibi online
Free Will AstrologyAlibi's Personals
 
 V.15 No.39 | September 28 - October 4, 2006 

Feature

Cinema Struts Its Stuff

The 2006 Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival comes out of the closet

Five or 10 years ago, film festivals in New Mexico were in short supply. The Taos Talking Pictures Film Festival made its mark throughout the ’90s, and the now-mothballed Alibi Short Film Fiesta gave local filmmakers a supportive outlet here in Albuquerque. Other than that, however, film lovers were obliged to make the trek to Telluride or Austin to get their hardcore indie film fix. Now, however, with the film scene in New Mexico exploding all over the map, film festivals--from the intimate to the extravagant--can be found in all corners of our state. A list of film festivals now would have to include: Rio Fest International Environmental Film Festival in Soccorro; White Sands Film Festival and Desert Light Film Competition in Alamogordo; Fiery Film Competition in Clovis; Gallup Intercultural Film Festival; Las Peliculas in Las Vegas; Taos Mountain Film Festival and The Taos Picture Show; Organ Mountain Film Festival in Las Cruces; Roswell Film Festival; Santa Fe Film Festival, Native Cinema Showcase and The Three-Minute Film Festival in Santa Fe; and finally, Local Shorts Film Festival, Duke City Shootout, Experiments in Cinema International Film Festival, Independent Indigenous Film Festival, Gorilla Tango Film Festival and Sin Fronteras Film Festival, all in Albuquerque.

With so many film festivals showcasing local, national and international work, there’s plenty of room to diversify. Taking diversity to its next logical step, the Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will be returning to Albuquerque and Santa Fe for a fourth fabulous year. Presented by local arts organization Closet Cinema, the SWG&LFF will have its 2006 run from Sept. 29 through Oct. 5. This year’s venues include the historic Guild Cinema and UNM’s SouthWest Film Center in Albuquerque and the Film Center at Cinema Café in Santa Fe. Over 70 feature and short films from 16 countries will be represented, making it the largest film festival in Albuquerque.

Panel discussions, audience awards, a Queer Brunch and tons of parties will be spaced amid this year’s fine selection of films. The films themselves run the gamut from the outrageous camp of the 1980 disco sci-fi film The Apple to a serious examination of drug abuse in the gay community in the documentary Meth.

Festival passes, punch cards and tickets will be available for purchase at Alphaville Video (3408 Central SE) in Albuquerque. The Santa Fe box office will be located at The Film Center at Cinema Café (1616 St. Michael's Drive). For more information, visit www.closetcinema.org or call 243-1870.

 
Join our mailing list for exclusive info, the week's events and free stuff!
 

  • Select sidebar boxes to add below. You can also click and drag to rearrange the boxes; close using the little X icons on each box. To re-add a box you closed, return to this menu.
  • Because you are not logged in, any changes you make to these boxes will vanish as soon as you click to another page. If you log in, the boxes will stick.
  • alibi.com
  • Latest Posts
  • Web Exclusives
  • Recent Rocksquawk Discussions
  • Recent Classifieds
  • Latest User Posts
  • Most Active Users
  • Most Active Stories
  • Calendar Comments
  • Upcoming Alibi Picks
  • Albuquerque
  • Duke City Fix
  • Albuquerque Beer Scene
  • What's Wrong With This Picture?
  • Reddit Albuquerque
  • ABQ Journal Metro
  • ABQrising
  • ABQ Journal Latest News
  • Del.icio.us Albuquerque
  • NM and the West
  • New Mexico FBIHOP
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • Only in New Mexico
  • Mario Burgos
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • High Country News
  • El Grito
  • NM Politics with Joe Monahan
  • Stephen W. Terrell's Web Log
  • The Net Is Vast and Infinite
  • Slashdot
  • Freedom to Tinker
  • Is there a feed that should be on this list? Tell us about it.
    ABYSSAL/OLD&ILL/CURSE
    ABYSSAL/OLD&ILL/CURSE10.24.2014