By Devin D. O'Leary
Groovy!—B-movie king Bruce Campbell (star of the Evil Dead films, Bubba Ho-Tep and the “Xena” TV series) will be coming through Albuquerque next month on his whirlwind American tour. Campbell is supporting his new book Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way. Campbell will be signing copies of his fictional novel (in which he happens to star) starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, at Page One Books (11018 Montgomery NE). You must pre-purchase a copy of Campbell's book at Page One in order to get something signed. For more information, contact Page One at 294-5623.
Following the signing, Campbell will dash over to the Guild Cinema in Nob Hill where he will attend a special 10 p.m. screening of his newest effort, the slapstick horror film Man With the Screaming Brain (which Campbell wrote, directed and stars in). Campbell will introduce the film and will participate in a Q&A session. Tickets for this special event are on sale now at the Guild (3405 Central NE) and Burning Paradise Video (800 Central SW). Tickets are $10 and are extremely limited! I guarantee this will sell out very soon.
If you are unable to make the late night show on Tuesday, the Alibi will be sponsoring a regular Midnight Movie Madness screening of the film at 10 p.m. and midnight on Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9. Bruce won't be there those nights, but tickets are a mere $7, and you'll get the bonus of seeing the film before Bruce's appearance at Page One. Assorted items of “Bruce” memorabilia, including the new Dark Horse Comics adaptation of Man With the Screaming Brain, will be on sale at the theater. For more information, contact the Guild at 255-1848.
Being There or Being Square—The Big Screen Classics series at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe continues with Peter Sellers' Oscar-nominated role in the existential comedy Being There. The 1979 film will screen at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 17. Tickets are a mere $5. The Lensic is located at 211 West San Francisco. For more information log on to www.lensic.com.
Pride + Popcorn—Closet Cinema, the movers and shakers behind the Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, are showing their pride with a string of film screenings at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe. On Friday, June 25, at 9 p.m. it's the lesbian-tinged Charlie's Angels spoof D.E.B.S. On Saturday, June 26, at 3:30 p.m. it's the homegrown art documentary The Truth or Consequences of Delmas Howe, followed by the gay marriage documentary Tying the Knot at 6 p.m. The CCA is located at 1050 Old Pecos Trail. For more info, log on to www.closetcinema.com.
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