Santa Fe-based writer and film historian Jeff Berg will be at Albuquerque Special Collections Library on Saturday, May 17, to present another of his patented “Made in New Mexico” film screenings. From 10:30am to noon, Berg will screen part four of his ongoing collection of clips from movies that have been at least partially shot here in New Mexico—from a 1912 silent starring Mary Pickford right up until present-day blockbusters. Berg will be on hand, of course, to provide historical context for the film clips. Audience participation is strongly encouraged. The Special Collections Library is located at 423 Central NE. Admission to this event is free.
Bernalillo County is sponsoring a free public screening of the 2013 Superman flick Man of Steel on Sunday, May 18, at the Roadrunner Little League field in Hahn Park (10700 Lagrima De Oro NE, just off Montgomery and Juan Tabo). You can bring blankets, lawnchairs and coolers—but no alcohol or glass. The movie will begin at dusk but is subject to cancellation due to weather.
Hop to it
Saturday, May 18, has officially been designated “Dennis Hopper Day” in Taos. The day will be marked with events from Ranchos de Taos to the Gorge Bridge and Taos Pueblo. The day begins with the first annual Easy Rider Ride, a motorcycle parade beginning in Rancho de Taos and concluding at the historic Taos Plaza. There, special guests like Taos Mayor Dan Barrone, local dignitaries, plus Hopper family members, friends and special guests will “celebrate the memory of this extraordinary artist.” The evening will close out at 7pm with a screening of Hopper’s counterculture hit Easy Rider at the Old County Courthouse.
Get the lead out
Fans of Film Cinema Cafe & Coffee Roaster (504 Yale SE) will be screening the documentary Unleaded during its Friday Filmmaker Coffee. The event will take place Friday, May 16 from 3 to 6pm. The film exposes the mainstream media’s attempts to hide the results of a 10-year, $31 million National Institutes of Health study on the impact of Chelation Therapy on heart disease and diabetes. RSVP to email@example.com if you’d like to reserve a seat.
Islands in the stream
Friends of Film, Video and Arts will hold its monthly meeting this Sunday, May 18, from 3 to 6pm at the uPublic Studio (912 Third NW). Following the usual meet-and-greet session (3 to 3:30pm), this month’s panel discussion topic will be “Streaming Media: The Whole World is Watching.” Toby Younis, executive producer at StreamingNM will explain the principles, concepts and technology that enable anyone to live-stream their messages to the rest of the world. This event is free to FoFVA members or $10 at the door for nonmembers.