By Devin D. O’Leary
Smothered in Celluloid
From the vast basement and back alley of New York City’s Anthology Film Archives comes “Smother This, New Mexico,” a self-described “panoramic journey through the very bowels of one of America’s foremost film dumping grounds.” Founded in 1968 by critic and filmmaker Jonas Mekas, Anthology is an international center for the preservation, promotion and presentation of experimental, independent and avant-garde cinema. Now Anthology is hitting the road with some of the unknown, unfinished and unwanted 16mm productions that have been collected from “trash cans, widowers, bankrupt laboratories and total weirdos.” Basement Films alumnus Emily Davis and Anthology dude Andrew Lampert will host this evening of recently unearthed weirdness. Possible film titles might include: “F’ed up Food,” “Student Film Trilogy,” “Child with Goat,” “Hellish Hippie Wedding,” “33 YoYo Tricks” and “Orgy at Grandma’s House.” Experimental, local audio/visual band Our Years With Light will open the show. “Smother This, New Mexico” will take place on Friday, Aug. 29, at 8 p.m. at Stove (112 Morningside NE). Tickets are a mere $5.
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Be the First on Your Block
Local horror fans, log on to necroville.com right now and you can order your copy of the award-winning horror-comedy Necroville a full month before it hits DVD outlets. The Albuquerque-lensed film is being relased nationwide on Sept. 30 by Shock-O-Rama Cinema. But the filmmakers have secured a limited quantity of advanced discs and are offering them for exclusive sale online. The price is a mere $19.95 plus shipping and handling. What are you waiting for? Add to cart now!
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