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 Apr 13 - 19, 2006 
Reel World

Reel World

Correction--Last week, Reel World ran a crew call for the new low-budget horror film Gimme Skelter, which will be lensed this spring by local moviemakers Exhilarated Despair Productions. Seems they're looking for a reliable makeup effects person willing to get down and dirty with the film's many blood-soaked scenes. The e-mail address we ran, however, was incorrect. If you're interested in showing off your skills alongside such horror legends as Gunnar Hansen (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), you should send your résumé to scott@exhilarateddespair.com.

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Film Review

La Mujer de Mi Hermano

South American drama proves more soapy than sexy

By Devin D. O'Leary

You could say that Zoe and Ignacio Edwards are a happily married couple. Except that they aren't. At least not the “happily” part. After spending a few minutes inside their household, viewers of La Mujer de Mi Hermano will realize that--despite owning a successful factory, having an ultramodern house complete with indoor/outdoor pool and generally looking like a couple of models straight off the pages of GQ--the Edwards have a fairly chilly relationship.

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Festival Preview

Native Narratives

The 1st Annual Independent Indigenous Film Festival

By Devin D. O'Leary

In many ways, the Guild Cinema is the perfect place to host the Independent Indigenous Film Festival. The word “indigenous” is defined as, “Belonging to a place: originating in and naturally living, growing or occurring in a region or country.” Being the only independent, locally owned movie theater left in Albuquerque, the Guild is a unique belonging of our local arts scene. Would you hold a festival celebrating and fostering indigenous cultural values and identity in a vast megaplex owned by an out-of-state corporation, or would you place it firmly on the screen of a theater that has been living and growing in our city for the last 40 years? ... Yeah, so would the organizers of the 1st Annual Independent Indigenous Film Festival.

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Festival Preview

Experi-Mental

Bryan Konefsky Presents: “Experiments in Cinema!”

By Devin D. O'Leary

Bryan Konefsky, lecturer in the University of New Mexico's Media Arts Department, vice president of local arts organization Basement Films and self-described “media archeologist,” will be taking over UNM's SouthWest Film Center this weekend to present two days worth of “visionary cinema and un-dependent moving image art.”

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Idiot Box

Moses Supposes

“The Ten Commandments” on ABC

By Devin D. O'Leary

I'm no Biblical scholar, but I'm pretty sure the 11th Commandment was, “Thou shalt show The Ten Commandments every year on network television on or around Easter Sunday.”

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Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

Thursday 13

“American Inventor” (KOAT-7 7 p.m.) Frankly, now that we've already seen all the wacky inventions, I'm no longer interested.

“CSI” (KRQE-13 8 p.m.) If Ice-T's weekly turn on “Law & Order: SVU” doesn't provide you with enough rap-acting energy, you could always tune into tonight's “CSI,” which features an appearance by Method Man.

“Commander in Chief” (KOAT-7 9 p.m.) Geena Davis finally returns as the president of the United States. ... Geez, her vacations are almost as long as the real president's.

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EVENT HORIZON (Monday, Jul 25)

You had me at Shalom

Third Annual Jewish Film Festival

By Devin O'Leary
The Midnight Orchestra, the story of the son of a once famous Jewish musician, Marcel Botbol. Directed by Jérôme Cohen Olivar.
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