By Devin D. O’Leary
Day of the Woman--Maiden Fest and Sol Arts are celebrating International Women’s Day with “songs to wage peace, poetry and short films.” The event will take place Thursday, March 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sol Arts (712 Central SE). No word on what sort of films will be shown, but I’m guessing they’ll be ... you know, womany.
Filmapalooza--The 48 Hour Film Project is a multi-city film festival that invites creative teams of filmmakers to script, shoot and edit a short film in only two days. The 48 Hour Film Project came to Albuquerque last year as part of the Duke City Shootout. This weekend, the 48 Hour Film Project is bringing its very first Filmapalooza Film Festival to Albuquerque. The film festival is a reunion, of sorts, for all the film crews across America who have participated in the 48 Hour Film Project over the years. Taking place March 8-11 at the Hyatt Regency, Filmapalooza is a chance for 48 Hour filmmakers from around the globe to meet each other, watch each other's films, go to hands-on workshops, greet industry and film festival representatives and (of course) party. On Friday, March 9, acclaimed director Alexander Payne (Sideways, Election, About Schmidt) will give a keynote speech at the KiMo Theatre. This Q&A session, sponsored by the Albuquerque Film Office, will be free and open to the public. Tickets are available only at the door on the night of the event (first-
Film Premiere Goes Small-Town--Believe In Me, an inspirational drama about a young man who gets a job coaching girl’s basketball at a small-town high school, was shot in New Mexico last year. This week, the based-
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