This Thanksgiving weekend, Albuquerque filmmakers David C. Valdez and Philip H.R. Gunn are pulling the curtain back on their crazed feature film debut, Klown Kamp Massacre. The campy horror/comedy will have its world premiere this Friday (10:30 p.m.), Saturday (10:30 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.) at Guild Cinema in Nob Hill. According to the filmmakers (who oughta know), Klown Kamp Massacre “masterfully blends gratuitous sex, clown-on-clown violence and fart jokes.” Imagine Friday the 13th with cream pies and you’re halfway there. The film stars local actors Ross Kelly, Isaac Kappy, Chris Payne, Jared Herholtz, Dan Gutierrez and Tara Hahn and includes a special cameo by Troma Films president Lloyd Kaufman. If blood, boobs and balloon animals aren’t enough to convince you to get out there and support local film, this weekend’s screenings will also feature the very first trailers for Phillip Hughes’ Jigoku and Ryan Denmark’s Romeo and Juliet vs. the Living Dead. Tickets are $8 and are available in advance at the Guild box office (3405 Central NE, 255-1848).
Haunted Hot Rods!
The Historic El Rey Theater revs up for another one of its monthly “Music and Movies” nights. This Friday, Nov. 28, the 1959 drive-in movie junker Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow will be shown. To provide an appropriate soundtrack to this hot-rod-racers-meet-monsters flick, local rockabilly/swing bands Le Chat Lunatique, Swingin’ Meat and The Hydromatics will appear, instruments in hand. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., movie starts at 8, music gets underway at 9:30. Tickets are $7 at the door. This is a 21-and-over event. El Rey Theater is located at 622 Central SW.
The Jewish Museum in New York and the Santa Fe Film Festival present the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival, Dec. 1 through 7 at the Santa Fe Film Center (1616 St. Michael’s Drive). Murder of a Hatmaker plays Monday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 5, at 11:15 p.m. Stefan Braun plays Monday, Dec. 1, at 8:15 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 7, at 6:45 p.m. Miss Universe 1929 plays Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 4, at 1:45 p.m. Tickets are $10, all showings. Other films of Jewish-themed interest at the Santa Fe Film Festival include Waltz with Bashir, Phyllis and Harold, Wild Blue Yonder, Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood, The Brothers Warner and What If? The Helene Mayer Story. Log on to santafefilmfestival.com for times and locations of those additional films.