On Thursday, June 12, at 7pm, the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE) will present the New Mexico premiere of Maria the Korean Bride, a new documentary by artist Maria Yoon. Yoon is a first-generation Korean-American. Feeling the cultural pressure to get married, Yoon embarked on a nine-year project to get “married” in all 50 states. Her final wedding took place in New York City’s Times Square. Maria The Korean Bride traces her humorous, emotional journey across America. Admission to this event is free.
A crime to miss it
Crime/horror author Joe R. Lansdale (probably best known for his “Hap and Leonard” books) will make a special appearance at Guild Cinema (3405 Central NE) this Friday, June 13, at 8:15pm. The Guild is screening the new crime thriller Cold in July, based on Lansdale’s novel of the same name, from Friday, June 13, through Thursday, June 19. Lansdale will be in Albuquerque on Friday only to introduce the film and participate in a post-film Q&A.
Albuquerque’s Open Space Alliance is hosting a “Celebrate the Pollinators” film series this summer. Screenings run every Saturday in the Open Space Visitor Center’s Media Room from 1:30 to 3:30pm. Admission is free. This Saturday, June 14, catch the animated family film The Ant Bully. On June 21 it’s the 2008 drama The Secret Life of Bees (which is really more of a coming-of-age tale set in the Civil Rights-era South—but it does have bees in it). On June 28 it’s the stop-motion-animated adaptation of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach. That’s got lots of bugs in it. The Open Space Visitor Center is located a 6500 Coors NW.
Are you a major “Game of Thrones” fan? Geeks Who Drink is hosting “Fire Cannot Kill A Quizmaster: A ‘Game of Thrones’ Quiz” on Saturday, June 14, at 9pm. The event will take place locally at O’Niell’s in the Heights (3301 Juan Tabo NE). Five dollars gets you in the door, where your knowledge of Westeros could net you big winnings. Questions will be drawn primarily from the last few seasons of HBO’s adaptation of the famed fantasy series, but there will be a few questiond taken directly from George R.R. Martin’s original “A Song of Fire and Ice” book series. (Contestants better hope George himself doesn’t show up from Santa Fe.) Bring friends. The more the merrier. For more info, go to geekswhodrink.com.
Who wants Tennant?
David Tennant is no longer on the BBC’s “Doctor Who.” The 10th Doctor quit back in 2010. His second replacement (Peter Capaldi) shows up this August. And yet, for a lot of people, Tennant is their Doctor. Next week BBC and Fathom Events are catering to Tennant fetishists with a special two-night event. On Monday, June 16, theaters nationwide will screen the two-part “Doctor Who” episode “Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel.” This special event will include an exclusive interview with Tennant reflecting on his time as the Doctor. Then, on Tuesday, June 17, return to the theater to hear Tennant narrate the BBC nature documentary Wings 3D. Screenings begin at 7:30pm, both nights at the Rio 24, Downtown 14, Winrock and Cottonwood 16. One ticket gets you into both events. Passes are on sale now at fathomevents.com.
The Piano in a Factory at National Hispanic Cultural Center
Friday Filmmakers Coffee at Jean Cocteau Cinema
A get-together for professional filmmakers who are actively working in the industry in New Mexico.
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