The Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe is bringing back its popular ArtScreen series this summer. Every Monday--from June 16 through July 28--the CCA Cinematheque will present a different film focusing on art and artists. Subjects include the Los Angeles contemporary arts scene, Andy Warhol’s Factory, Keith Haring and Robert Mapplethorpe. Each film will be introduced by an artist or art historian. The series is unveiled this Monday with Cool School: Story of the Ferus Gallery. The film takes a look at L.A.’s seminal Ferus art gallery, which helped discover Ed Kienholz, Ed Ruscha and Robert Irwin and hosted groundbreaking shows by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein. Tickets are $8 for members, students and seniors, $9 for nonmembers and $40 members/$45 nonmembers for a series pass good for all seven films. For a complete listing of all the films in this year’s ArtScreen, log on to ccasantafe.org.
The venerable Duke City Shootout announced the names of its 11 finalists. These 11 short film scripts must pass though one more round of readers before the films that will be shot this summer are announced. Of the 11 finalists, four are from right here in Albuquerque: Michael Winn’s “Farewell, TX,” Christopher Boone’s “Preschool’s a Bitch,” James Kwan’s “Empty Gestures” and Rudi Cruz’ “Vision Thing.” Congrats to the locals, and good luck on getting into the shootout this July. Log on to www.dukecityshootout.org for the most up-to-date info.
The 48 Hour Film Project is coming back to New Mexico. In a wild, sleepless weekend, several mad filmmaking teams will make movie magic--writing, shooting, editing and scoring short films. From scratch. In only 48 hours. On Friday, July 11, participants will be issued a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre--all of which must be included in every movie. By Sunday, July 13, the movie must be complete. Finished films will show at the KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque on July 16. Prizes will be awarded. Winners will move on to the international competition. What are you waiting for? Get your crew together now! Early bird registration is $135. Teams must register on or before Monday, June 16, to get this special rate. Afterwards, registration jumps to $155. Log on to 48hourfilm.com/newmexico for complete info.