By Devin D. O'Leary
Wild and Woolly Weekend—Taos Wild Film, a brand new international wildlife film festival, is coming to the northern New Mexico town of Taos for four unique presentations of award-winning wildlife films from around the world. Each film will also feature live wildlife presentations. Screenings will be Friday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 2, at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Taos Community Auditorium. There will also be a special children's wildlife film show at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning. The event is part of Taos' 21st Annual Wool Festival and will be a benefit for Rivers & Birds' public school water conservation education programs. Advance tickets can be purchased from the Taos Center for the Arts by phoning (505) 758-2052 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets are $15 per person or $5 for the special children's show.
Mass Feeding—This weekend, the Guild Cinema in Nob Hill will present a sneak preview of the upcoming TromaDance New Mexico Film Festival, taking place Oct. 23 and 24. Tromadance will be presided over by Troma Films president Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger, Tromeo & Juliet), and will feature some the best, most outrageous genre films from New Mexico and around the country. On Saturday, Oct. 2, at midnight, the Guild will screen the Southwest premiere of Feeding the Masses. The film is directed by New England filmmaker Richard Griffin and written by Troma regular Trent Haaga (writer of Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger, Part IV and star of Terror Firmer). Feeding stars Albuquerque actor/filmmaker Billy Garberina (The Stink of Flesh, Collecting Rooftops). The film is described as a darkly satiric horror film that takes a look at today's news media as it struggles to cover the story of the century—a mysterious plague that is bringing the dead back to life. Tickets are $7 at the door. Log on to www.burningparadise.net/
Bushwhacked—On Wednesday, Oct. 6, the People Before Profit Film/Lecture Series will present the darkly comic documentary Bush's Brain. This very timely film examines the “man behind the curtain,” President Bush's top political advisor (some would say “top puppetmaster”), the mysterious Karl Rove. The screening will take place at 7 p.m. at the Albuquerque Peace & Justice Center (202 Harvard SE). Seating is limited, so get there early!
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