We’ve mentioned the upcoming Music in Film Summit before in the Alibi, and if you haven’t registered yet, your time is running out. The event takes place this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19, at the KiMo Theater. Panelists have been confirmed and include an amazing selection of film and music industry professionals like Steven Vincent, VP of Music and Soundtracks at Disney Channel; Randy Spendlove, president of Film Music at Paramount Studios; Dana Sano, music supervisor and producer at Zenden Entertainment; Lizzy Moore, West Coast regional director of The Recording Academy; and Mike Knobloch, senior vice president of Film Music at 20th Century Fox. The folks are coming to New Mexico will teach you (yes, you) how to break into the film music business. On Friday, there will be a film screening starting at 4 p.m. at the KiMo (423 Central NW) followed by a meet-and-greet at One Up Elevated Lounge (301 Central NW). Panels and presentations will take place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the KiMo. This is a free event, but reservations are required. For more information, visit newmexicomusic.org. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival will hold a kick-off party and benefit on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Scalo Northern Italian Grill (3500 Central SE) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mingle, snack, drink and be the first to pick up a program for this year’s seventh annual SWGLFF (taking place Oct. 9 through 15). Tickets will be on sale at the door for $25. For more info, log on to www.closetcinema.org.
Speaking of movies and music, the first annual WORD! Poets & Songwriters Movie Program will take place Nov. 7 through 11 at the Guild Cinema in Nob Hill. In addition to the film screenings, there will be discussions with filmmakers and authors. Organizers are looking for literary-minded, musically oriented submissions from local filmmakers to fill out the program. The deadline is Sunday, Sept. 20. If you’re interested, e-mail email@example.com for more details.
This Wednesday marks the 70th anniversary of the theatrical release of The Wizard of Oz. To celebrate, Robert Osborne, classic film historian and host of TCM, will headline a nationwide, in-theater event. The one-night-only screening will be simulcast locally at Albuquerque Downtown 14 and Cottonwood 16 beginning at 7 p.m. Following Osborne’s collection of interviews, outtakes and behind-the-scenes peeks, there will be a screening of the complete film—in fully restored HD digital for the first time ever! Advanced tickets are available through www.fathomevents.com.