Why We Discuss—Why We Fight, the Grand Jury Prize winner at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, will begin screening this weekend at the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe. The documentary explores the economic underpinnings of the American military and the economic necessity of war. This Saturday, March 11, directly following the 7 p.m. screening, there will be a panel discussion featuring Col. Richard Rael (commander of the 515th Corps Support Battalion in Operation Iraqi Freedom II), William Morgan Stewart (Time magazine bureau chief in the Middle East), Zelie Pollon (cofounder of the Independent Press Association), David Bacon (Green Party 2002 gubernatorial candidate) and Alex Rubin (UNM assistant professor). Tickets for the screening, panel discussion and reception are $10. Donations will be accepted at the reception to benefit Veterans For Peace. The CCA Cinematheque is located at 1050 Old Pecos Trail. Tickets can be reserved by calling the CCA box office at (505) 982-1338.
Short Laughs—The Gorilla Tango Comedy Theater in downtown Albuquerque will be presenting its 2nd (Non-Annual) Gorilla Tango Film Festival on Saturday, March 11, beginning at 8 p.m. It's an evening of short comic films, all from New Mexico filmmakers. Prizes will be awarded to the best in show. Tickets are $8 at the door. Gorilla Tango is located at 519 Central NW.
Looking for Victims—Dark Lot Entertainment has announced its first project, a three-picture anthology dubbed The Horror Chronicles. Chronicles will mark the directing debuts of three genre scribes: Neal Marshall Stevens (13 Ghosts), Richard Jefferies (Cold Creek Manor) and Art Monterastelli (The Hunted). Shooting on the first of the three (as-yet-untitled) pics will start this summer in New Mexico. Right now, casting agents are looking for professional actors and background actors (with or without representation) available from April through mid-July. All types, all ethnicities, all ages, as well as “military types” are needed. Acting experience is “nice, but not necessary.” Interested thesps can send pictures and resumes to: “The Horror Chronicles, Att: Shari Rhodes, Old Main Penitentiary, 30 Penitentiary Road, Santa Fe, N.M. 87508.”