The city’s Cultural Services and Parks and Recreation Departments have joined forces to bring back the popular Civic Cinema film series. In past summers, Civic Cinema has presented big-time Hollywood films on an outdoor screen in Civic Plaza. This year, it’s back with a vengeance, and the Alibi is giving readers the opportunity to vote on the films. All you have to do is go to alibi.com/civiccinema and click on the one you want to see most. Rebel Without a Cause or Jailhouse Rock? Singin’ in the Rain or Back to the Future? True Grit or 2001: A Space Odyssey? The most popular title will be screened (for free) on June 1. After that, we’ll open the voting to films for the July 27 and Aug. 3 events. What are you waiting for? Vote it up!
The 2012 Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival has put out the call to filmmakers around the globe for submissions. Organizers are looking for a few more volunteers to round out the screening committee: Members will work as part of a group to consider all submissions for the festival and, using an established ratings system, decide which films will be shown. If you have the time, the skills and the impeccable taste to help shape this year’s SWGLFF, sign up now by sending your info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joe Guinan of the newly opened A1 Star Casting is holding an open casting call on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. This casting call will encompass three feature films shooting this summer in the Albuquerque area. The company is on the lookout for both feature and extra roles. A1 is also negotiating with Telemundo on four upcoming projects, most of which will be filmed in Santa Fe. The casting call will take place at 6921 Montgomery NE. For further info, call (818) 624-5259 or (818) 479-1241.
On April 30, the South Broadway Cultural Center kicked off an incredibly cool film series spotlighting the work of legendary masked Mexican wrestler/actor El Santo. The series continues this Monday, May 7, at 8 p.m. with 1969’s Santo y Blue Demon Contra Los Monstruos. In it, El Santo and his frequent compadre Blue Demon join forces to fend off some re-animated Universal Studios monsters, including the Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolfman. On May 14, it’s 1972’s Santo Contra Las Lobas. On May 21, it’s 1975’s Santo en Anónimo Mortal. All of these awesome, evil-smashing films are in Spanish with English subtitles. The screenings are free and open to the public. SBCC is located at 1025 Broadway SE.