Flicker, the independent horror thriller shot here in Albuquerque by director Aaron Hendren, should be available on DVD starting this Friday, Jan. 29. It’s a perfect opportunity for lovers of offbeat slasher films to support local cinema. You can pick up a copy through Amazon.com. For more info, log on to eggmurders.com.
Go Fighting Irish!
The Irish Freedom Committee will hold a benefit film screening this Friday, Jan. 29, at the Guild Cinema in Nob Hill. Live Irish music by Suzanne “Aden” Lumb, Nate Lorenz and Gerry Muisener will run from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Paul Greengrass’ 2002 film Bloody Sunday will screen at 7:30 p.m. An $8 suggested donation gets you in the door. Proceeds go to support the families of Irish Republican prisoners of war.
“Race” to Acoma
This Sunday, Jan. 31, Sky City Casino in Acoma will host auditions for the next season of CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.” The casino will open up for early registration at 8 a.m. The auditions will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. Each two-person team will have two minutes to audition, explaining why they would be perfect for this race. First come, first served. You must be over 21 years of age to participate. For applications and eligibility requirements, log on to krqe.com or skycity.com.
Need for Shorts Continues
Friends of Film, Video and Arts (a nonprofit organization associated with Harwood Art Center) has announced plans for its third annual filmmaker showcase. This year, the showcase is titled “LOL Friends of Film Funny Film Fest,” which gives you a pretty good idea of what it’s looking for. FoFVA encourages filmmakers of all ages to submit humorous films in one of three categories: 1 to 3 minutes, 4 to 7 minutes or 7 to 15 minutes. If you’re lucky, your film will be chosen for screening in the LOLFoFFFF—scheduled to be held Friday, March 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at UNM’s Continuing Education building. Deadline for submitting films is this coming Wednesday, Feb. 3. Films can be mailed or hand-delivered to: “Taking Care of Business, 428 Louisiana SE #A3, Albuquerque, N.M. 87108.” There is a $5 entry fee per film. For submission forms and tech requirements, log on to filmvideoarts.org.