NM Film Series '13: Ace in the Hole

Wednesday April 10, 2013

423 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 768-3522
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Phone: (505) 768-3544

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Screening of the 1951 Kirk Douglas film.

Charles Tatum, a down-on-his-luck reporter, takes a job with a small New Mexico newspaper. The job is pretty boring until he finds a man trapped in an old Indian dwelling. He jumps at the chance to make a name for himself by taking over and prolonging the rescue effort, and feeding stories to major newspapers. He creates a national media sensation and milks it for all it is worth - until things go terribly wrong. Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur

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Wild For Wilder

KiMo jumps right back into the film scene on Wednesday, April 10, with the latest in the New Mexico Film Series ’13. This monthly collection of shot-in-our-state classics shines the spotlight on 1951’s Ace in the Hole. This fantastic film, directed by Billy Wilder (Some Like It Hot, Sunset Boulevard), stars Kirk Douglas as a down-at-the-heels newspaper man in Albuquerque who finds the story of the year when a man gets stuck in a cave out by Gallup. Naturally he starts milking the drama for all it’s worth. This is really one of the best, most overlooked films shot in the Land of Enchantment and features tons of mid-century New Mexico sightseeing. The film starts at 7 p.m. and is free to the public.

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