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V.23 No.34 | 8/21/2014
The man himself, the African Elvis, the Bob Dylan of Nigeria, Fela Kuti!

Film Review

Finding Fela

Musical documentary looks at the African rabble-rouser who lit a fire under a hit Broadway musical

Alex Gibney’s documentary Finding Fela explores the explosive life of rabble-rousing Nigerian musician Fela Kuti.

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V.23 No.23 | 6/5/2014
Ralph Steadman and Johnny Depp

Film Review

For No Good Reason

Artistic documentary illustrates the life and work of Hunter S. Thompson collaborator Ralph Steadman

Johnny Depp interviews Hunter S. Thompson collaborator Ralph Steadman in an artistic new documentary.

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V.23 No.17 | 4/24/2014
Spaceships! Yay!

Film Review

Jodorowsky’s Dune

Surrealist filmmaker’s long-lost masterpiece comes to life in imaginative, inspirational documentary

Cult filmmaker explores sci-fi classic in Jodorowsky’s Dune.

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V.23 No.7 | 2/13/2014

Reel World

Fight film

From deceased pugilist Johnny Tapia to the doings of your friendly Alibi Film editor himself, a look at all the cinematic happenings around New Mexico.

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V.23 No.4 | 1/23/2014
Kathleen Hanna
Aliya Naumoff

Sonic Cinema

The Punk Singer Keeps On Livin’

An interview with Kathleen Hanna

Wherein music writer M. Brianna Stallings converses with iconic punk singer Kathleen Hanna about riot grrrl, Bikini Kill, feminism, The Julie Ruin and more.

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V.22 No.40 | 10/3/2013
(From left) Andy Hummel, Alex Chilton, and Jody Stephens aka Big Star
William Eggleston

Film Review

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

Rock doc covers cult band for both acolytes and the unfamiliar

When it came to the rock critics in 1973, they didn’t sway. And they didn’t nod or tap their toes. They danced ... to Big Star.

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In 1948 Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein shot alongside Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid. Glenn Strange and Ann Blyth posed for this adorable publicity shot.
Photo credit: Universal

Reel World

48 Hour frights

The 48 Hour Film Project in Albuquerque is launching a brand new, horror-based competition. Teams will have just two days to write, shoot, edit and premiere their short horror masterpieces.

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V.22 No.32 | 8/8/2013
Check out the new whalePod from Apple.

Film Review

Blackfish

Environmental documentary unfolds like marine murder mystery

Blackfishan attention-grabbing documentary from the newly launched CNN Filmspresents some mighty upsetting information about the process of capturing, training and exhibiting killer whales. But the information is offered up in such a gripping manner that other would-be environmental filmmakers would do well to sit up and take notes.

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V.22 No.18 | 5/2/2013

Film Review

Room 237

Movie-mad documentary turns theoretical critics into conspiracy theorists

Room 237the puckish, reflexive, Escher-like documentary by Rodney Ascherinterviews several assumedly learned people who have spent waaaay too much time watching Stanley Kubrick’s loose adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel The Shining. These dedicated folks have developed various, often conflicting theories about the 1980 film and its hidden “meaning.” Some theories are perfectly plausible, ohers are far-fetched and some just plain looney.

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V.22 No.10 | 3/7/2013
This photo alone is enough to qualify Scott for coolest dad ever.

Film Review

Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott

Intimate biopic finds cinematic son hunting musical father

Documentary filmmaking has a certain reportorial air about it, and there’s an unspoken barrier that exists between documentarian and subject. Get too close and viewers might feel you’ve lost your objectivity. That’s not a problem that seems to concern filmmaker Stanley Warnow. After all, the subject of his film is his father.
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Today's Events

We Are Together at National Hispanic Cultural Center

Paul Taylor's moving film tells the story of young singers in a South African orphanage's Agape Choir who use music to overcome hardships.

¡Globalquerque!: Oumar Konaté • The Cowboy Way • Lo'Jo • Golem • Gaby Moreno and more at National Hispanic Cultural Center

7th Annual Albuquerque Hopfest at Isleta Resort & Casino

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