By Devin D. O'Leary
Louie's Relocates—Louie's Rock-N-Reels, Albuquerque's premiere destination for movie posters, celebrity photographs and all sorts of cinematic memorabilia has long been a Nob Hill staple. Long-time customers may have noticed that the store's location next to the old Lobo Theater has looked a tad empty in the last couple of weeks. That's because owner Louie Torres has packed up his posters and moved to a brand new location. After eight years in Nob Hill proper, the landlords decided they had different ideas for the Rock-N-Reels space, and Louie was forced to move on to (hopefully) greener pastures. The new store is located directly across from the UNM campus at 105 Harvard SE (right behind The Zone). Louie calls the new space “a little bit more intimate,” but promises that all your favorite classic and current movie posters will still be on display. In order to celebrate the new location, Louie will be giving away some very rare promotional posters. Come by the store and register to win a Lenticular 3-D Spy Kids poster or metallic foil Matrix Reloaded poster. The drawing will be held July Fourth weekend.
Primal Movies—Primate Memory Factory's monthly Five-Minute Film Competition gets underway this Friday and Saturday, May 28 and 29, at Madstone Theaters. The theme this month is “Science Fiction,” meaning an assortment of local digital filmmakers had just a few weeks to come up with miniature sci-fi epics--just in time for the summer blockbuster season. The Friday night screening will take place at 11:30 p.m. and will feature live local music. The Saturday screening will take place at noon and will spotlight the monthly awards ceremony. For more information on all things PMF, log on to www.pmf5.com.
Talkin' Cinema—If you happen to be heading up to Santa Fe, or if you just have really good reception on your car radio, you might want to tune in to Santa Fe Public Radio KSFR's weekly CinemaTalk radio show this Friday. Co-host James Rosenfield is off this week, and yours truly--Alibi film editor Devin O'Leary--will be helping out host Jenny Hannifin with the movie news and reviews. Obviously, producers felt the show was too classy and needed dumbing down. Glad to help out! Tune into 90.7 FM around 5:20 p.m. Friday evening and you'll get all the scoop.
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