Alibi V.24 No.13 • March 26-April 1, 2015 

Reel World

Left For Dead

Dangerous curves

Albuquerque’s premier neo-burlesque troupe Burlesque Noir will be presenting its latest striptease extravaganza on Saturday, March 28, at the Launchpad (618 Central SW). In addition to the expectedly awesome stage show (guest starring Miss Theresa from Ohio, Bettie Mae Wiggle from Texas and local faves Parker Go Peep, Mercy and Mayo Lua de Frenchie), “Burlesque Noir Presents: DANGEROUS” will also feature a special movie screening. Doors open at 8pm. Starting at 8:15pm the 60-minute feature Left For Dead will be shown. Directed by local filmmaker/photographer Mikel-Jon West, the film is a tribute to the violent exploitation flicks of yesteryear. In it a quartet of “the toughest girls from the streets of New Mexico” take on the hit men who killed their little sister. Not so coincidentally, the film stars several members of Albuquerque’s burlesque community—including General Blackery, Joy Coy, Holly Rebelle and Intoxi Kate. Tickets for this movie/burlesque show double feature are on sale at the door for $15.

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Dead set on it

The Albuquerque Film and Music Experience is sponsoring a free screening of the locally shot, feature-length drama Dead Billy on Sunday, March 29. The event will take place starting at 6pm at the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE). Directed by Scott Milder and co-written by Milder and lead actress Lauren Myers, the film is a challenging mixture of dark drama and mystery with elements of real-world horror. The story concerns a young graduate student named Callie (Myers) who begins suffering from violent seizures that unlock buried memories of an abusive relationship with a much older man (the titular Billy, played with cold menace by John Hardy). As the main character’s mind slips back and forth in time, her grip on what is and is not real becomes more tenuous, sending her on a quest to close out the darkest chapter of her life story. The film was funded through Kickstarter and shot on location in New Mexico, Colorado and Los Angeles. Milder, Myers and some other members of the cast and crew will be on hand to participate in a post-film Q&A. Milder will also be screening a sneak-preview trailer for his newest short “Vanya: Chapter 2,” a follow-up to his 2012 horror short “Vanya.”

Sweet history of life

On Sunday, March 29, the New Mexico History Museum (113 Lincoln Ave. in Santa Fe) will present the New Mexico premiere of Sweet Georgia Brown: Impact, Courage, Sacrifice and Will. The documentary film traces the role African-American women had on World War II, particularly in the military. This event gets underway at 2pm and is a celebration of National Women’s History Month. Director Lawrence E. Walker of PureHistory Films will be there to introduce his film. He’ll be there alongside Jack R. Fox, secretary of the state Department of Veterans’ Services, and Lt. Col. Pam Gaston of Women Veterans of New Mexico. Admission to this event is free with museum admission—and the New Mexico History Museum is free to New Mexico residents on Sundays! Seating, however, is limited. If you’d like to reserve a seat for this special screening, you can do so by calling (505) 476-5152. For more info go to nmhistorymuseum.org.