A Good Altitude
Every year about this time, adventurous film-lovers head to the mountain. The legendary Telluride MountainFilm Festival is touring the U.S. and will stop at Santa Fe’s Lensic Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Jan. 20. WildEarth Guardians will sponsor this one-night only event, which gets underway at 7 p.m. A selection of short films, the best of the annual Telluride MountainFilm Festival, will be screened. Topics run the gamut of environmental and outdoor topics—from skiing in Scotland to rock climbing in Yosemite to fly-fishing on the Kamchatka Peninsula to wave-skiing in Hawaii. The Lensic is located at 211 W. San Francisco Street. Tickets are available at the Lensic box office or through ticketssantafe.org. They’ll set you back $15.
Fans of Japanese anime have a good week ahead of them. In addition to the Alibi’s screening of Hideaki Anno’s Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance on Friday and Saturday at Guild Cinema, Fathom Events will sponsor a world-premiere screening of Hiroya Oku’s Gantz on Thursday, Jan. 20. This is a brand-new live-action adaptation of this notorious seinen series (meaning it’s got lots of boobs, guns and monsters for the boys in the audience), which previously came to life in both manga and anime form. The film stars Kazunari Ninomiya (Letters From Iwo Jima) and Kenichi Matsuyama (Death Note) as a couple of recently deceased teens called upon to hunt down and kill evil, invading aliens. The stars will participate in a special live interview after the film. Gantz will screen locally at Rio 24 and Cottonwood 16 beginning at 6 p.m.
Casting a Net
On Location Casting is looking for paid extras for the fourth season of USA Network’s crime series “In Plain Sight.” The show will begin shooting this weekend in the Albuquerque area, and producers are looking for new faces of all types. Among the roles they’re casting for this season: college students, paramedics, lawyers, business people, models, bartenders, go-go dancers, car salesmen, detectives, golfers, valet parkers and Albanians. (Yes, Albanians.) If you’re already registered with On Location Casting, there’s no need to fill out a profile. If, however, you’re new to the biz and are interested in making $9 an hour, you need to visit onlocationcasting.net and fill out a talent application. Basic registration is free.
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Classic film about 9-year-old Ralphie and what he wants for Christmas: a BB gun.
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