V.23 No.50 | 12/11/2014
By Devin D. O’Leary
Museum of Natural History gets Tiny Giants 3D, Friends of Film teaches the art of interviewing, and KNME sneaks “Downton Abbey.”
V.21 No.44 | 11/1/2012
By Devin D. O’Leary
Dust in the Wind
KNME-5 hosts a screening of Ken Burns’ old-timey documentary series “The Dust Bowl.” Swing by the African American Performing Arts Center (310 San Pedro NE) at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 to see the show’s first episode, which was partially shot in New Mexico.
V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012
Run For the Border
The upcoming Santa Fe Film Festival (Dec. 6-9) presents another one of its sneak-preview events. This Friday, Oct. 5, there will be a special screening and reception for the film Without Borders. The event will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium (113 Lincoln, next to the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe). Without Borders introduces audiences to Thanasis (Yorgo Voyagis), a goodhearted Athenian cotton candy vendor who does his best to raise a baby girl after her mother—an immigrant prostitute—abandons her and disappears to America to find her fortune. Years later, mom returns and reclaims her daughter. With no money, no visa and no English skills, Thanasis heads to America to find the child he raised as his own. The film’s writer-director Nick Gaitatjis and several cast members, including Academy Award nominee Seymour Cassel, will be in attendance. Ticket price is $30 and includes screening, Q&A / reception, food and drink.
V.21 No.29 | 7/19/2012
Two Nights of 48 Hours
An incredible 53 teams of hardworking filmmakers spent the weekend running around Albuquerque feverishly trying to complete their short films for the annual 48 Hour Film Project. It’s all over now but the crying.
V.20 No.11 | 3/17/2011
By Laura Marrich
Salute Your Shorts
Founded in 1998 as a platform for up-and-coming and established filmmakers alike, Santa Fe’s Three Minute Film Festival has a long track record for honoring the best in ultra-short cinema.
V.20 No.7 | 2/17/2011
Public broadcasting is on the chopping block
By Marisa Demarco [ Tue Feb 15 2011 9:56 AM ]
Republicans in Congress have moved six bills that would ax all money for public media, including NPR, PBS and others. Conservatives have argued that those news outlets lean toward the left.
A letter to the editor from Polly Anderson, general manager of KNME, says the station has been valuable resource for 52 years and that it reaches 650,000 households. “Public Television is the largest provider of preschool education in New Mexico,” she wrote. (Dude. Sesame Street.)
An online campaign, 170millionamericans.org was launched to highlight the importance of public media. Americans each pay about $1.35 per year for public media, according to the site. And every month, 170 million make use of public television stations and radio stations. The site includes suggestions for how you can help. Fill out a message that can be sent to your congresspeople, or call Congress at (202) 224-3121.
V.20 No.1 | 1/6/2011
Courtesy of KNME/KNMD
Eating Up Cooking Shows
PBS travels far and wide for food
By Mina Yamashita
A couple of years ago, I hooked myself up to the world of TiVo. I had a singular goal in mind—to record PBS’ Saturday lineup of cooking shows. I watch them all—Julia Child, Rick Bayless, Martin Yan, Lidia Bastianich, José Andrés, Steven Raichlen, Christopher Kimball and his “America’s Test Kitchen” and “Cook’s Country” crew, and the revolving cooks on Martha Stewart’s “Everyday Food.” I play the ones I like several times, take notes, and absorb their recipes and techniques before I eventually delete the programs to make room for new ones
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