Alfred Hitchcock is suddenly hot again thanks to the recent biopic treatment he received at the hands of Sir Anthony Hopkins. Now the venerated British director gets a high-definition digital upgrade with the KiMo Theatre’s Hi-Def Hitch film series. The 3-film tribute to Hitch gets going on Friday, Jan. 11, at 8 p.m. with the 1966 spy thriller Torn Curtain starring Paul Newman and Julie Andrews. Upcoming films in the series include the 1964 psychological drama Marnie (January 18) starring Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery and the 1969 cold war thriller Topaz starring John Forsythe (January 25). Tickets are available at kimotickets.com for $5 to $7.
Speaking of KiMo, the old school movie house is adding another film series with Silver Screen Saturdays. This collection of cinema classics kicks off on Saturday, Jan. 12, with the fantastic Charlie Chaplin silent The Gold Rush (1925). It will screen at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets ($3 children, $5 students/seniors, $7 adults) are on sale at kimotickets.com.
The Reel New Mexico Film Series, an ongoing program of monthly film screenings in Santa Fe, is looking for independent films by New Mexico filmmakers or films with a strong New Mexico connection. This year’s first screening will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado on Thursday, Feb. 21. Subsequent programs will be on the second Thursday of each month. Reel New Mexico encourages members of the cast and crew to attend the screenings to discuss their work with audiences. Organizers of the series are actively seeking shorts, narrative and documentary features (preferably under 90 minutes in length) and exceptional student films. Nearly finished films may also be submitted by filmmakers wanting audience feedback before completion. There is no entry fee to submit your work to Reel New Mexico. A suggested $5 donation is solicited from audience members, with the proceeds beings split among the night’s participating filmmakers. For more information about getting your work seen, go to reelnewmexico.com.