The historic KiMo Theatre (423 Central NW) is paying tribute to soldiers this Veteran’s Day with back-to-back screenings of director Clint Eastwood’s World War II epics Letters From Iwo Jima and Flags of Our Fathers. Letters From Iwo Jima, which tells the story of the invasion of the infamous South Pacific island largely from the perspective of Japanese forces, will screen Thursday, Nov. 12, starting at 7pm. On Friday, Nov. 13, the theater will screen Flags of Our Fathers Eastwood’s companion piece to Letters From Iwo Jima, which tells more or less the same story—only through the eyes of the American soldiers who would go on to raise the iconic flag atop Mount Suribachi. All in all, it makes for an eye-opening double feature. Tickets for each are $5 general admission or $2 for veterans. You can reserve your tickets in advance by going to kimotickets.com.
The Pornotopia Film Festival returns to Albuquerque Nov. 12 through 15. In case you couldn’t tell from the title, this is a decidedly “adult” film festival centered around “real people, real sex, real pleasure.” Founded back in 2007 by Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center, the festival is timed to coincide this year with SexUality Week at UNM and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality’s annual conference. Pornotopia will start Thursday with a “sexy go-go sex ed variety show” starring naughty storyteller and “sex encourager” Dirty Lola from Brooklyn. Lola’s stage show will take place at Guild Cinema (3405 Central NE) starting at 7pm. Award-winning genderqueer porn star Jizz Lee will be signing her new book Coming Out Like a Porn Star on Friday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 6pm at Self Serve (3904B Central SE). Pink & White film studio founder Shine Louise Houston will be on hand to teach a class on “How to Make Your Bedroom as Sexy & Functional as a Porn Set” and to show off some of her studio’s best sex scenes. The rest of the weekend will feature assorted erotic clip compilations, centering around topics like “Oral Pleasure,” “Fantasies” and “Masturbation.” Tickets are $10 a pop. For a complete schedule of films, workshops and more, go to http://selfservetoys.com/pornotopia.
New Mexico PBS’ “Community Cinema” is now “Indie Lens Pop-Up!” The freshly renamed documentary screening events are designed as a “neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations.” The next Pop-Up will take place Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the KiMo Theatre (423 Central NW). Starting at 7pm Matt Fuller’s film Autism in Love will be shown. The 75-minute documentary follows four adults at different places on the autism spectrum as they open up about their personal lives and navigate the choppy waters of dating and romantic relationships. This event is free and open to the public. For more information go to communitycinema.org.