The KiMo Theatre’s selection of “Mother Road Movies” continues with John Carpenter’s much-loved 1984 sci-fi romance Starman. The film stars Jeff Bridges as a peaceful space alien who models himself after the dead husband of a brokenhearted woman (Karen Allen) while the two go on a road trip across the American Southwest. You can catch it Thursday, July 14, starting at 7pm. Tickets are $5 general admission. This film series is being held in partnership with the Albuquerque Museum’s “Route 66: Radiance, Rust and Revival on the Mother Road.” KiMo Theatre is located at 423 Central NW.
Jurassic (in the) Park
Bernalillo County Parks & Recreation’s Movies in the Park presents not one but two great family film screenings this weekend. The series touches down this Friday, July 15, at the Los Padillas Community Center (2117 Los Padillas SW) for a screening of the dinosaur-sized 2015 hit Jurassic World. It returns the next night, Saturday, July 16, with a screening of Disney’s sci-fi superhero toon Big Hero 6 at Wilson Park (1138 Cardena SE). Both of these events are free and open to the public. The films will be shown outdoors on a large screen beginning at dusk (around 8pm). Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. No alcohol, glass or sharp items are allowed. Food vendors will be on hand if you want to purchase drinks and snacks. For more info call 314-0477.
In addition to all the celebrity guests, panels workshops and vendors, this year’s Santa Fe Comic Con (Oct. 21 through 23) will feature the Comics in Film Festival. The festival is looking for genre-related films in the following categories: Action/Adventure, Animation, Comics-Oriented, Documentary (Pop Culture), Horror/Suspense, Humor and Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Awards and prizes will be given out at Comic Con by a panel of “industry luminaries,” with film screenings taking place all three days. Winning films will also have the opportunity to screen at Albuquerque Comic Con in January of 2017. Monday, July 18, is the extended deadline to submit your shorts or features ($35 per submission). For a compete list of rules and an online submission form, go to filmfreeway.com/festival/ComicsinFilmFestival.
Document It Like You Mean it
Doris Baizley, playwright and documentarian (Emile Norman: By His Own Design, We Still Live Here!, Rebels With a Cause) will be sharing her unique approach to documentary filmmaking with “How to Write with Other People’s Words.” This intensive, hand-on workshop on story editing for nonfiction films will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31, from 12 to 4pm at Epicenter (119 Gold SW). Baizley will teach participants how to “search, dissect and assemble” transcripts in order to assemble material into a preliminary documentary script. Cost is $150, and class size is limited to 12 participants—so register quickly by going to eventbrite.com.