The Price of Fame
On Sunday, Nov. 6, the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe (418 Montezuma) will host a special evening in honor of horror film legend Vincent Price. The theater will screen Price’s self-proclaimed “favorite” movie, Samuel Fuller’s 1950’s Western saga The Baron of Arizona. After the screening a panel of experts including Victoria Price and Peter Fuller will discuss the late actor’s legacy. Price is Vincent’s daughter and penned the 1998 book Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography. Fuller is one of the organizers of “The Spooky Isles” podcast and is considered an expert on horror films in general and Vincent Price in particular. The event starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $6 to $13 and are available in advance through jeancocteaucinema.com.
Are you an aspiring animator? Stranger Factory has a unique opportunity for you. The pop art gallery in Nob Hill will be hosting a three-hour “Visual Storytelling Workshop” with Dave Pressler this Sunday, Nov. 6, starting at 12:30pm. The Emmy-nominated artist/animator (“Robot & Monster”) will offer a hands-on crash course in animation, illustration, character design and storyboarding. This workshop will accept students 18 and older, but space is strictly limited. Cost is $50 per student. Bring your own sketchbook and drawing supplies. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-3049 to secure a spot or learn more details. This workshop will be held in conjunction with What Lives in the Attic, an exhibition of Pressler’s sketches, paintings and sculptures that runs through Nov. 27. Stranger Factory is located at 3411 Central NE.
Gandhi’s Gift is the first major documentary about Mahatma Gandhi made in the US—by local New Mexico filmmakers, as it turns out. It was filmed on location around the world at various sites important in Gandhi’s life including India, South Africa and the U.K. The film covers the famed spiritual leader’s final tragic and triumphant years of 1944 to 1948. The documentary is scheduled to be broadcast on PBS in 2017, but Guild Cinema will screen the film this Sunday, Nov. 6, at 1pm. New Mexico-based director/co-producer Kell Kearns and co-producer Cynthia Lukas (who worked together on In Remembrance of Martin and Rumi Returning) will be at the screening to introduce the film and to give a post-film Q&A. Tickets are $10 at the Guild box office (3405 Central NE).