Turner Classic Movies is sponsoring its annual TCM Classic Movie Festival in Hollywood April 25-28. In order to build up buzz for this fan-service festival filled with films and famous celebrities, the network honchos have organized a special “Road to Hollywood” tour. Touching down in 10 cities across America, the tour features cinema from Hollywood’s golden era (Forbidden Planet, On the Waterfront, Cabaret, Rio Bravo), hosts culled from TCM’s on-air talent pool (Ben Mankiewicz, Leonard Maltin, Robert Osborne) and big-name guest stars (Eva Marie Saint, Angie Dickinson, Liza Minnelli, Robert Wagner).
The ’80s are back in a big way, and this Friday night, you’ll get to choose from one of four hallmark films of the era screening in and around Albuquerque. For starters, Alibi Midnight Movie Madness returns to the Guild Cinema in Nob Hill for the ongoing “30th anniversary of the Summer of 1982” celebration (the greatest summer in the history of movies). This time, we’re bringing you the sci-fi goodness of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. In addition to the film, there will be cool door prizes courtesy of Stranger Factory and Bubonicon. The film starts at 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28. Tickets are $8 adults, $6 students and seniors.
Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros. are hosting a special, one-night-only event celebrating the 60th anniversary of the musical comedy classic Singin’ in the Rain. In addition to the digitally remastered film, there will be some exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and a making-of featurette hosted by TCM’s Robert Osborne. The event takes place Thursday, July 12, at 2 and 7 p.m. at Century 14 Downtown and Century Rio, and at 7 p.m. at Cottonwood 16. Tickets are available through Fathom Events.
Albuquerque’s own Trifecta + Entertainment has teamed up with film!ABQ for a special event at the KiMo Theatre on Thursday, May 31. Trifecta + is about to start work on its latest feature-length project, the crowd-funded thriller Dead Billy. To celebrate, the company is screening a sneak preview trailer along with a collection of freaky short films shot in the last two years. “The Water” (featuring an appearance by Gordon Clapp of “NYPD Blue”), “The Devil’s Luck” and the Russian language short “VANYA” will be shown starting at 7 p.m. The evening starts with a musical performance by local singer/songwriter/actress Rebekah Wiggins. Admission is free. Concessions are available. You can hit up the Trifecta + folks on Facebook.
Albuquerque Film Office’s monthly Indie Q meeting returns to the KiMo Theater Downtown on Wednesday, May 23. Tonight will be a jam-packed night of local film shorts. Liz Langston from the Film Office will introduce the evening. That will be followed by 11 shorts. The lineup is as follows: “Trifecta Screening Promo” by Scott Milder, “Toy Soldiers” by Peter Nicholas, “Independent Business” by John Broadhead, “Two Timers” by Jim Sicard, “The Joy of Arca” by Lora Cunningham, “2Bers, How to Relax” by Ryan Halsey, “Lessons for the Aspiring Man” by Stephen Truselli, “Serious Shift” by James Nunn, “Serious Development” by Tom McGill and “Ritz and Spitz” by the IFDM Capstone Class. Afterward, there will be a Q&A session with all the filmmakers. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m.