Filmmaker Charlie Minn (Nightmare in Las Cruces) returns with another gripping documentary from the southern half of our state. In 2008, the high school football rivalry between Las Cruces and Mayfield was voted the ninth best in the nation by rivals.com. This film examines the often heated clash, which dates back to 1967. It's a high-stakes contest as well. Every year since 1998 (with only one exception), one of the two small-town teams has found itself vying for the state title. Every year in November, these two titanic teams return for another match-up, dividing the county into two rabid cheerleading camps. By interviewing fans, players and coaches, Minn turns a national obsession into a local issue. 100 minutes (Opens Saturday 10/16)
A panel of presentations that will cover fascinating yet less-known nuances of the state's history like Diné Memories of the Crownpoint Boarding School during the 1960s, the Red Power movement and more.