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 V.19 No.26 | July 1 - 7, 2010 

Reel World

Everybody Loves Shorts

Albuquerque’s Desert Rose Playhouse is jumping on the moviemaking bandwagon and will present The Feed, an evening of film shorts by local and international filmmakers, on Friday and Saturday, July 2 and 3. Among the shorts to be screened: the 2010 Sundance Jury Prize winner “Drunk History: Douglass & Lincoln” (Starring Will Ferrell and Don Cheadle). The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Admission is $7. Desert Rose Playhouse is located at 6921 Montgomery NE.

Late-Night Animation

Downtown Albuquerque DVD rental haven Burning Paradise Video is again teaming up with partners Halo-8 Entertainment (they’ve already released the local horror features Gimme Skelter and Slumber Party Slaughterhouse together) to present Godkiller. This adult, animated, sci-fi/horror feature is described as an “illustrated film” by creator Matt Pizzolo. The feature—based on Pizzolo’s “transmedia” series of graphic novels, films and books—tells the story of a young family caught in the crossfire between warring gods in a post-apocalyptic world. The film will screen at 10 p.m. and midnight on July 2 and 3 at Guild Cinema (3405 Central NE). Tickets are $7.

Who’s Aldo Leopold?

The Albuquerque Film Festival has partnered with the Leopold Legacy Film Series and Bernalillo County Open Space to present a series of films and outdoor screenings based on the idea of Aldo Leopold’s “land ethic”—a principle that “simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants and animals, or collectively: the land.” To fill out this environmentally conscious section of the Albuquerque Film Festival’s upcoming 2010 program (taking place Aug. 25 through 29), organizers are looking for documentary filmmakers to “tell a compelling story about a local environmental hero describing their land ethic and contribution to the community and environment.” Films can be up to 20 minutes max. There is a special category for youth filmmakers (18 and under). Films will be judged on purpose, creativity, storytelling, engagement, cinematography, sound and editing. I’m assuming there will be prizes. Deadline for entry is Aug. 15, so get cracking, green filmmakers! For further information or questions, please contact director@albuquerquefilmfestival.org.

 
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