V.25 No.22 | 06/02/2016
Route 66 "Mother Road" Film Series at KiMo
Press Release [ Wed Jun 8 2016 5:00 PM ]
Route 66 opened in November of 1926 and offered a more direct route for driving from Chicago to California. When completed, it ran 2,448 miles, from the cornfields of Illinois to the edge of the Pacific Ocean. The Albuquerque area was a critical junction, and the center of a political scandal due to re-routing what was to be a north/south road to an east/west alignment, resulting in Albuquerque being the only place where the highway crosses itself. Today, Albuquerque boasts the longest single-city urban stretch of the highway in the nation at 16 miles.
In honor of the 90th anniversary of Route 66, the Albuquerque Museum and KiMo Theatre are partnering to present "Mother Road Movies," a series of films in which historic Route 66, known as The Mother Road, plays a role. The series is in conjunction with Albuquerque Museum's new exhibition, Route 66: Radiance, Rust and Revival on the Mother Road.
Dennis Hopper received the First Film Award (Prix de la première œuvre) at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival and Jack Nicholson was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 42nd Academy Awards. The film appears at #88 on the American Film Institute's list of 100 Years...100 Movies. In 1998, Easy Rider was added to the United States National Film Registry, having been deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Rated R.
On Thursday, July 7, Two Lane Blacktop (1971) will be shown, starring James Taylor, Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson, Warren Oates and Laurie Bird. Esquire Magazine declared the film its movie of the year for 1971, and even published the entire screenplay in its April 1971 issue. It was not a commercial success, but became a counterculture cult classic. Selected for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2012, it was deemed as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Rated R.
Tickets for each screening: $5. Tickets are available at KiMoTickets.com. Tickets are also available at the KiMo Ticket Office, 505-768-3544. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 11am-8pm; Sunday 11am-3pm. Concessions will be available.
V.21 No.32 | 8/9/2012
By Devin D. O’Leary
The seven-film retrospective tribute to Akira Kurosawa comes to an end this Thursday night at KiMo Theatre with the master’s final period drama, 1985’s Ran. The film is an epic, majestic retelling of Shakespeare’s King Lear saga set in feudal Japan. It certainly demands to be seen on the big screen and is a great film to close out the series on. The screening will take place on Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 to $7.
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