Log on to swfc.unm.edu for a complete schedule of upcoming films, including the Daft Punk sci-fi musical Electroma(Sept. 6-9), a festival of classic Russian science fiction (Sept. 13-16, Sept. 20-23), the definitive hip-hop documentary Rock the Bells (Oct. 18-21), Aki Kurismäki’s latest film Lights in the Dark (Nov. 1-4)and loads more cool cinema. SWFC is located in the basement of UNM’s Student Union Building.
Voices of Youth
Youth Development, Inc. is showing off four short documentaries produced by the student filmmakers of their new after-school program “Mi Voz.” Topics range from not fitting in at school to the influence of gangs. The premiere screening will happen Saturday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the KiMo Theatre (423 Central NW). Mi Voz is a free after-school program that teaches middle school-aged youth how to produce, direct, shoot and edit digital documentaries. The program started in February 2007 and ended this August. Mi Voz will start recruiting students for the next semester on Sept. 10-11 from 4-6 p.m. at the Wool Warehouse (516 First Street NW). For more info, log on to www.ydi.org.
Mulehead in Towncraft
On Aug. 24, the Atomic Cantina will host a unique screening/concert for the new documentary Towncraft.The film covers the evolution of the Little Rock, Ark., punk rock scene in the early-’80s. Producers are releasing the film simultaneously in theaters, via DVD and online. The Albuquerque show is part of a series of one-night-only, cross-country, DIY screenings which are being organized in conjunction with the film’s DVD box-set/2-disc soundtrack release. Keeping up the musical atmosphere, a nationwide concert tour accompanies each film screening. After the film, local bands The Unemploid, Demons and Polaroid Pornography will play the Albuquerque leg. For more info, log on to www.towncraftmovie.com.