Albuquerque’s own Trifecta + Entertainment has teamed up with film!ABQ for a special event at the KiMo Theatre on Thursday, May 31. Trifecta + is about to start work on its latest feature-length project, the crowd-funded thriller Dead Billy. To celebrate, the company is screening a sneak preview trailer along with a collection of freaky short films shot in the last two years. “The Water” (featuring an appearance by Gordon Clapp of “NYPD Blue”), “The Devil’s Luck” and the Russian language short “VANYA” will be shown starting at 7 p.m. The evening starts with a musical performance by local singer/songwriter/actress Rebekah Wiggins. Admission is free. Concessions are available. You can hit up the Trifecta + folks on Facebook.
30 Seconds to Glory
Attention Span, an appropriately named film festival birthed in Santa Fe two years ago, is moving to Albuquerque. Organizers are on the hunt for 30-second films to showcase. This year’s event, scheduled to take place Friday, June 8, at the KiMo Theatre, is being run in partnership with Film4Change and the Albuquerque Film Festival. If you’re interested in submitting your own half-minute masterpiece, you need to get it postmarked by Friday, June 1. All films must be 30 seconds in length, “respectful” and creative. To download a (short, we’re assuming) entry form, simply point your browser toward Attention Span’s website.
Albuquerque’s historic Gutierrez-Hubbell House will be hosting Cien Años Después (100 Years Later), a New Mexico Centennial event featuring three documenries from local filmmakers on Saturday, June 2. The films (Cynthia J. Gomez’ “Land Water Time People,” Samuel Sisneros’ “On the Other Side of the Fence” and Andres Armijo’s “Within Me”) cover the culture, traditions and history of rural New Mexico communities. They will be screened outdoors under the stars starting at 8 p.m. The Gutierrez-Hubbell House is at 6029 Isleta SW.
Does It Rhyme?
The just completed documentary 1 of Hearts: Ecstatic Writers + Poet Saints chronicles the sacred writings of the world’s most divine poets. Borrowing from mystical Hinduism, Buddhism, Sufism, Native American and Christianity, these writers seek to find a connection with their own spiritual nature through the use of words. The film, directed and produced right here in Albuquerque, will screen Wednesday, June 6, at 7 p.m. The screening at KiMo Theatre will be preceded by a performance by internationally renowned Native American flute player Andrew Thomas. Tickets are $10 to $11 at kimotickets.com.