Bang a Gong
The Esther Bone Memorial Library (950 Pinetree SE in Rio Rancho) will host a free screening of The Concert for Bangladesh on Thursday, April 8, at 6 p.m. The film is a recording of George Harrison’s groundbreaking charity concert from 1971. Among the performers captured in the classic concert film are Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, Ravi Shankar and Ringo Starr. For more information, contact the library at 891-5012.
Delivering bad news makes for good drama in quietly powerful indie
Earlier this year, an independent film called The Messenger very quietly racked up two Oscar nominations—one for Best Original Screenplay and one for Best Supporting Actor. That’s appropriate for a film as quietly powerful as The Messenger. Hopefully, as the film slowly rolls out across America, more people will get to see it.
“The Marriage Ref” on NBC
Like it or not (not!), we live in a world over-saturated by reality television. In that respect, NBC’s heavily hyped, Jerry Seinfeld-produced reality show “The Marriage Ref” is hardly the worst thing on television. But let’s not kid ourselves. It’s still crap.
The Week in Sloth
“Bones” (FOX 7 p.m.) FOX’s hit show airs its 100th episode of solving bizarrely intricate crimes and engaging in flirty sexual banter with the crime-solving partner you never quite get around to sleeping with.
“Private Chefs of Beverly Hills” (Food Network 8 p.m.) Oh, good. Another opportunity to show how crazy and annoying rich people are. Like catering an expensive brunch for their dogs.
“The Message” (TLC 8 p.m.) Each week, a different person gets an opportunity to send a message to someone he or she has been searching for. So, basically, it’s an hour-long, weekly version of Facebook?