Santa Fe’s resident, award-winning, punk rock, “indieground” filmmaker Jon Moritsugu (Mod Fuck Explosion, Terminal USA, Pig Death Machine) is hosting another one of his patented crash courses in no-budget filmmaking. This Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9am to 1pm at the Santa Fe Community College (6401 Richards), Jon will be teaching a Continuing Education Class on “Pitching Your Movie Project.” Cost is $45 per person. On Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9am to 3pm, Moritsugu will educate students on “Guerrilla Film Production and Distribution.” Cost is $125 per person. For more info go to jonmoritsugu.com or sfcc.edu/continuing_education.
¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico's 11th Annual Celebration of World Music & Culture, returns to the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) on September 25 and 26. This year's festival features three stages of music from five continents over two nights. To get audiences in the cultural mood, the festival has been teaming with the NHCC to present an International Cinema Series throughout September. The series comes to a close this week with three more films. On Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7pm, there will be a screening of the Spanish film Tasting Menu in the Bank of America Theater. This food-filled romantic comedy spends the night at one of the greatest restaurants in the world as patrons from around the world gather for one final dinner service before the doors shut for good. The film will be shown in Catalan with English subtitles. On Saturday, Sept. 26, you can catch the New Mexico premiere of Katie Curran’s award-winning documentary about the politics of the global food system, Greening the Revolution, starting at 11am. Film screenings close out at 2:15pm on Saturday with the drama Timbuktu from France, Mauritania and Mali. It relates the story of a young cattle herder in Timbuktu who tries to keep his distance from the local jihadist militia. The film will be presented in English, French, Arabic, Bambara and Songhay with English subtitles. All films are free and open to the public, but tickets must be picked up at the box office one hour prior to showtime. For more info, go to nhccnm.org or globalquerque.org.
On Wednesday, Sept. 30, the historic Kimo Theatre (423 Central NW) hosts a special screening of the documentary Unbranded, the gripping, true-life tale of four young cowboys who hatch an outrageous plan to adopt, train and ride a string of wild mustangs while traveling 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada. The film was an Audience Award winner at Telluride Mountainfilm as well as the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto. The film gets underway at 7pm. Tickets are available for $10 apiece through tugg.com.