The New Mexico Film Office hosts its second Film & Media Education Summit on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9am to 5pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW). According to The New Mexico Film Office, the event hopes to “stimulate communication and coordination between New Mexico’s film and media industry, and secondary and higher education institutions” to establish “a well-defined educational environment that offers cutting-edge training for today’s competitive industry.” All are welcome, particularly administrators, educators, guidance counselors and advisors from the secondary and higher education levels. Summit will focus on the future of the New Mexico film industry, successes and challenges of film and media education in our state, and how to improve film and media education. For a full schedule and to register for this free event, visit nmfilm.com. (Amelia Olson)
You talkin’ to De Niro?
The KiMo Theatre (423 Central NW) upholds its love for Robert De Niro with their De Niro Done Right film series, which continues this coming Wednesday, Oct. 8, with 1991's Cape Fear, in which De Niro plays a psychotic rapist who seeks revenge on the lawyer that sent him to prison. Well-shot and utterly creepy, the film shows at 7pm. The series continues on Oct. 15 with 1999's The Fan, which costars Wesley Snipes. Then folks can look forward to 2006's The Good Shepherd, showing on Nov. 26. After that, the series tops it off with De Niro's heartbreakingly good performance in 2012's Silver Linings Playbook on Dec. 3. Each of these screenings starts at 7pm, and tickets go for $5 to $7. For more info go to kimotickets.com. (Mark Lopez)
Dig into paid work
Dig is a television mini-series following an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating the murder of a young female archaeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making. The show will be filming in Albuquerque in October and November, and is hiring paid positions. If interested register for free at lathamcasting.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with contact info, height, weight and a current color head shot photograph, taken from the shoulders up; photos should be taken with no hats, sunglasses, cellphone selfies or any other obstructions. (Amelia Olson)
Expo New Mexico (300 San Pedro NE) teams up with New Mexico Fright Fest for spooky screenings of black and white horror films like Carnival of Souls and Night of the Living Dead. Alongside the film festival, this year's Fright Fest also includes a haunted house, Zombie Laser Tag and a “stranger danger” live show full of “thrills and chills.” The fest happens Oct. 4 through Nov. 1. Head to the freakshow on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 4pm to 10pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 4pm to midnight. Prices vary. Visit nmfrightfest.com for more info and tickets. (Amelia Olson)