Alibi V.18 No.49 • Dec 3-9, 2009 

Film Festival Preview

Film Fest Founder Fades Out

An interview with Jon Bowman of the Santa Fe Film Festival

During his time in New Mexico, Jon Bowman has served as associate publisher for New Mexico Magazine, columnist for The Santa Fe New Mexican’s arts insert Pasatiempo and editor/author of seven books including 100 Years of Filmmaking in New Mexico.

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Beauty 24   airs Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.

Film Festival Preview

The Cinema Different

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

While the venerable Santa Fe Film Festival reaches its milestone 10th year, organizers of the upstart Santa Fe Independent Film Festival are grasping for a milestone of their own: their very first year. For its inaugural outing—taking place Friday, Dec. 4, through Sunday, Dec. 6—the SFIFF promises to bring “the most provocative” independent films from around the globe.

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Reel World

Namaste in Cinema

This weekend must have seemed like the perfect one for a film festival, because we’ve got at least three of them to choose from. In addition to the massive 10th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival and the inaugural Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, there’s the first annual Buddhist Film Festival taking place at the Cell Theatre in Downtown Albuquerque.

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Idiot Box

Still Life

“Painting Taos” on PBS

’Round these parts we like our Idiot Box ... well, idiotic. Education and art don’t usually factor into it when you’re confined to a steady diet of “E! True Hollywood Story,” “When Animals Attack” and “Cheaters.” Occasionally, though, we must all expand our horizons and admit that even TV is capable of delivering a little beauty into our lives.

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“I'm not only the Hair Club president, I'm also a client.”

Week in Sloth

Upcoming TV Highlights

Thursday 3

“Jersey Shore” (MTV 11 p.m.) Eight young people come together for the summer to live, work and par-tay drunkenly in Seaside Heights, N.J. ... I must admit I’m starting to actually admire MTV’s reality show mission to chronicle the daily lives of people who never do or say anything remotely interesting, but do look marketably hot in swimwear.

Friday 4

“Dreams Come True: A Celebration of Disney Animation” (KOAT-7 7 p.m.) Or “Dreams Come True: An Hour-Long Commercial for Disney’s Princess and the Frog.” Whichever works for you.

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