Comic book and pop culture collectible shop Astro-Zombies is celebrating its brand-new-and-improved location (four doors west of the old one, on the corner of Richmond and Central) with an honest-to-goodness celebrity visit. Ray Stevenson, star of the recently released on DVD action film Punisher: War Zone, will be at the store on Saturday, April 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. for an autograph signing. Stevenson, also known for his work as Titus Pullo on HBO’s “Rome,” is in town shooting the postapocalyptic action flick The Book of Eli for the Hughes brothers. Drop on by and say hello to the nice man. Astro-Zombies is now located at 3100 Central SE. For more info, log on to astrozombies.com.
Aaaaand Action !
In addition to owning Burning Paradise Video, writing the Alibi’s “VideoNasty” column and co-authoring Direct Your Own Damn Movie! with Troma Films founder Lloyd Kaufman, the multitalented Kurly Tlapoyawa is also a working SAG stuntman. Tlapoyawa has worked alongside the likes of Jason Statham, Gerard Butler and Steven Seagal. Recently, he served as stunt coordinator on A Lonely Place for Dying, which was shot in Santa Fe and stars Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell. Why the résumé? Well, on Sunday, April 19, Tlapoyawa will teach a one-day class titled Shooting Action Scenes for Indie Film. From 9 a.m. to noon, this class will walk students through the basic principals of planning, blocking and executing action sequences for low- to no-budget films. Cost of the one-off class is $100. For more details, log on to tromadancenm.blogspot.com or call 307-8597.
The Santa Fe Farmers Market (located in a lovely new building in Santa Fe’s trendy Railyard) continues its 2009 Wednesday Night Movie Series. The film night includes environmentally aware films, local treats and tastings, and special guest speakers. The next monthly screening, held just down the street from the market at the New Mexico Film Museum (418 Montezuma in Santa Fe), is on Wednesday, April 15, with the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? This bracing murder mystery traces the hopeful birth and untimely death of the electric car here in America. A former General Motors representative and local biofuel experts will be on hand for a post-film Q&A. The series continues on May 20 with FLOW: For the Love of Water. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $12 general, $10 institute members, farmers and seniors. If you’re looking for more info, call (505) 983-7726.