By Devin D. O'Leary
CineQuixote—The National Hispanic Cultural Center in conjunction with Instituto Cervantes will present a screening of Lost in La Mancha, a documentary about Terry Gilliam's aborted attempt to film Cervantes' classic novel. The screening will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at NHCC's Wells Fargo Auditorium (1701 Fourth Street NW). Entrance is free and open to the public.
The Prime of Miss Jane Fonda—Jane Fonda, about to make her long-awaited return to the acting realm in the Jennifer Lopez comedy Monster in Law, will be passing through Albuquerque in support of her new autobiography. Fonda will sign copies of My Life So Far and give a Q&A talk at Page One Books (11018 Montgomery NE) from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 17. You must purchase a prepaid voucher in advance from Page One to reserve a book and attend this event. Be sure and contact the bookstore to reserve your place. You can contact the store at 294-2026 for more details.
Actors Seeking Action?—Calling all thespians! Local writer/director J.J. Suffron is about to get busy on his first feature film, SuperstarFlashMedia. Auditions for various roles in this 35mm debut will be held Saturday, April 16, from noon to 4 p.m. I'm not entirely sure what the film is about, but I have been informed that it is a “serious” '70s-style exploitation film containing “scenes of a graphic violent and sexual nature.” Well, hot damn! As a result, all actors must be over the age of 21. If you're interested, contact J.J. at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and directions. As always, tell 'em the Alibi sent ya.
Without Borders—The third annual Sin Fronteras Film Festival kicks off this Friday and Saturday at the Guild Cinema in Nob Hill. This showcase for socially conscious independent film and video from across the Americas will feature two days worth of short works and feature-length films. By spotlighting audiovisual production from both Latin America and the USA, Sin Fronteras provides an illuminating, cross-cultural range of media. Among the many topics are Argentine politics, Florida farm worker rights, Coca production in Bolivia, Cuban hip-hop, Brazilian shantytowns, the United States' “Plan Colombia” assistance package and much more. Screenings will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday. You can log on to www.laii.unm.edu/
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