Crazy Cinema—Cinema Loco returns to the Gorilla Tango Theater on Friday, Jan. 20. Beginning at 10 p.m., Cinema Loco will unspool a secret movie on the big screen. Neither the audience nor the Gorilla Tango actors will know what the film is in advance. Someone in the audience will be asked to provide a new title for the film, and then it's up to the Cinema Loco crew to improvise new, on-the-spot dialogue for the entire film. This is a one-of-a-kind, never-to-be-repeated comedy event. The rating on this late-night screening is R, so be prepared for some raunchy ribtickling. Tickets are available at www.gorillatango.com or at the Gorilla Tango box office (519 Central NW).
Spanish Cinema—The National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street NW) continues its free weekly screenings of modern Spanish cinema. On Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m., the film Nadia Hablará de Nosotras Cuando Hayamos Muerto (No One Will Speak of Us When We Are Dead) will be shown in the Center's Wells Fargo Auditorium. The film concerns an impoverished prostitute (Victoria Abril, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!) who witnesses a Mob hit and flees back home to Madrid. This gritty drama won the 1995 Goya Award (the Spanish equivalent of the Oscar) for Best Film and will be shown with English subtitles.
Femme Film Feast—On Saturday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m., the Cinematheque at Santa Fe's Center for Contemporary Art will host a must-not-miss fundraising event for the Women's Film Preservation Fund. “Rediscovered: Women in Film” will feature a collection of newly restored cinema classics by and featuring women--many of which haven't been glimpsed since they first hit America's movie palaces. The collection includes the hilarious 1913 silent film “Matrimony's Speed Limit” by pioneering filmmaker Alice Guy Blance, the short 1917 heist caper “Unmasked” starring “Queen of the Serials” Grace Cunard, Meredith Monk's 1979 documentary “Ellis Island” and the 1946 feature Dirty Gertie from Harlem USA, an independent African-American feature starring Francine Everett. Total run time for the films is approximately 120 minutes. Proceeds from this event will help fund the Women's Film Preservation Fund, the premiere effort in the world to preserve the cultural legacy of women in film. The CCA Cinematheque is located at 1050 Old Pecos Trail. You can log on to www.ccasantafe.org for more info.