Flamenco on Film
The 23rd Annual Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque happens June 9 through 13. Among the many dance-based activities is the premiere of the feature-length documentary Flamenco School, the work of Albuquerque filmmakers Brent Morris and Reinhard Lorenz. It screens June 8, 10 and 12 at Keller Hall on UNM campus. Flamenco School takes an in-depth look at the world-renowned programs of the National Institute of Flamenco right here in town. The film covers music, rehearsals and the rigorous training process required to become a professional flamenco dancer. The first screening on Tuesday, June 8, is at 6 p.m. A Q&A with the directors and NIF personnel gets underway after the end credits roll. Admission is $7 general or $5 children/students. Tickets are available at the UNM Box Office (online at unmtickets.com or by phone at 925-5858).
Local filmmaker Holly Adams will teach an intensive Sanford Meisner-based acting class this summer at Far Horizon Studio (304 Washington SE), starting June 3. A group of 12 actors will meet once a week on Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m., culminating in a scene night at The Orpheum Art Space on Aug. 25. Call or e-mail Adams at 450-2981 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Duke City Shootout is offering a film acting and auditioning workshop with Lora Cunningham on Saturday, June 5. Cunningham is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood and recently appeared in The Book of Eli opposite Denzel Washington. Her workshop is open to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of the two-hour event is $25, payable at the door. Things get underway at 10 a.m. at DATA Charter High School (1101 Lamberton NE). You can reserve your space by going to surveymonkey.com/s/dcsacting. Attendance does not guarantee casting in any of the upcoming Duke City Shootout shorts, but it couldn’t hurt, now could it?