Moving Movies—On Friday, April 28, at 8 p.m. the Readymade Dance Theater Studio (4011 Silver SE) will present a one-night opportunity to view two cutting-edge dance films—“Imposters” by Albuquerque-based PutAttention Dance Collective and “Back to Kinshasa” by Parisian director Luli Barzman. “Imposters” is an experimental video that probes the PutAttention Collective’s “dance response” to Albuquerque’s developing Westside. “Back to Kinshasa” is a profile of Congo-born, Paris-based choreographer/dancer Faustin Linyekula. The films run approximately 50 min. Tickets are $5 general admission. Seating is limited.
Akeelah and the Bee
Stand-up-and-cheer drama spells success
Hollywood is in the midst of a certified spelling bee craze thanks to films like Spellbound and ... well, Bee Season. That’s not what you’d call a tidal wave of films exactly, but it only took Volcano and Dante’s Peak for 1997 to be labeled “The Year of the Volcano.” In 1998, Deep Impact and Armageddon made it “The Year of the Asteroid.” So, two films about a subject as obscure and seemingly uncinematic as spelling bees is impressive. Now comes yet another film, Akeelah and the Bee, set in the cutthroat world of middle school spelling bees. Three films? Get out of the way, people! It’s a tsunami!
What the Hell?
Silent Hill is either a work of total genius or a complete piece of crap. Honestly, I can’t decide.
TV Turnoff Week 2006
Are you watching TV this week? Well, you’re not supposed to be. At least according to the organizers of the annual TV Turnoff Week, taking place April 24-30. They say no TV news, no “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” no “Desperate Housewives,” no “Married ... With Children” reruns for a full week. Are they insane?
The Week in Sloth
“Modern Marvels: Bathroom Tech” (History 8 p.m.) Watch this educational history of bathrooms and you’ll never take the humble urinal cake for granted again.
“33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” (KOAT-7 7 p.m.) Yeah, best to get this out of the way before May Sweeps. Susan Lucci just doesn’t bring in the screaming fans like she used to.
Landslide (Hallmark 7 p.m.) Because all the “good” disasters were already taken.