What The Bleep Do I Know!?
The feature documentary The Matter of Everything: A Quantum Dose of Reality is playing this Saturday, July 10, at the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe (1050 Old Pecos Trail). The film explores “quantum reality and the interconnectedness of nature from the quantum to the universe.” I’m sure that makes sense to some of you. In any case, the film’s director, Enrico Lappano, will be there to (get this) “accompany the soundtrack live on the cello.” The screening (which begins at 2:30 p.m., by the way) will be followed by a Q&A session with filmmakers and physicist Scott Menary of CERN-Fermilab (who might be able to make heads or tails out of all this spiritually mathematical talk). To further bend your brain, log on to film’s website.
The Shooting Party
If you spot a bunch of film crews running around town this week madly shooting movies, don’t panic. It’s just the Albuquerque leg of The 48 Hour Film Project. On July 9, crews of directors, writers, producers, editors, actors, etc., will be given a few simple guidelines (a genre, a line of dialogue, a character) and told to get out there and make some movies. In a mere 48 hours, the crews will be forced to turn in their finished shorts. On July 15, 16 and 18, the films will be screened at the KiMo Theatre Downtown. From the looks of it, 40 different teams have signed up for the challenge! Good luck to all involved. We’ll see you (hopefully) at the KiMo. If you need tickets to the screenings, log on to 48 Hour Film.
Winners Take Victory Lap
The New Mexico Film Office has announced that the winning films from this year’s Fourth Annual New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase (which took place in May at Guild Cinema) will embark on a screening tour of the state. Carlsbad (July 13), Ruidoso (July 14), Socorro (July 15), Grants (July 21), Las Cruces (Sept. 18) and Valencia County (Nov. 18) will host the screenings. If you don’t live in one of those areas, not to worry. Albuquerque’s Encantada TV, Las Cruces’ Channel 98 and Channel 6 in Española will broadcast the winning films throughout the final week of August. The category-winning films include: Best Comedy “Delivery Date” by Matt Page (Santa Fe); Best Documentary “Genetic Chile” by Chris Dudley (Albuquerque); Best Drama Feature Freeing Joshua by Freedom A. Hopkins (Albuquerque); Best Drama Short “Red Mesa” by Ilana Lapid (Las Cruces); Best Horror/Sci-Fi “Dissident” by Jeremy Orr (Farmington); and Best Wildcard “The Crane” by Guy Butrum (Tijeras). For a rundown of screening locations and times or details about the upcoming television airings, log on to the Film Office home page.