The motto for the third annual Albuquerque Film Festival is “Hip. Cool. Funny. Strange. Social Change.” That all-
The fest fires up at the KiMo Theatre on Thursday with the prestigious opening night film Amigo. This is the 17th feature film written and directed by indie auteur John Sayles (Passion Fish, Eight Men Out, Lone Star) and relates the story of a village mayor caught in the murderous crossfire of the Philippine-American War of 1900. Keeping with the interactive mission of the film festival, a Q&A will follow the screening moderated by the Filipino-American Foundation of New Mexico.
The rest of the weekend’s offerings spotlight a head-turning mixture of genres. There’s a double-feature of zombie comedies, The Dead Inside (Thursday, 7 p.m.) and Deadheads (Thursday, 9:30 p.m.). There’s a documentary about rocker-
If you wanna learn more about all the film screenings, panel discussions, book signings, art exhibits, parties, motorcycle rallies and live comedy shows, visit abqfilmfestival.com. Individual tickets ($10) and passes ($30 to $199) are available now at holdmyticket.com. Events will take place at the KiMo Theatre, Guild Cinema, Lobo Theater, Main Library and Hyatt Regency.