Drunk. is the painfuly funny story of a happily directionless alcoholic who gets dumped by his long-suffering girlfriend and decides to turn his life around—which only leads to more intoxicated shenanigans. This bitter black comedy comes to us from writer/producer/star Scott Bryan and director Phillip Hughes. Locally lensed and filled with Albuquerque actors (Rebekah Wiggins, Jason Witter, Ryan Jason Cook) it’s the latest homegrown feature to be released on DVD. On Friday, Nov. 8, the film’s creators will be celebrating publicly with a DVD release party and screening at Tricklock Company’s T-Lab Space (110 Gold SW). The screening begins at 7pm. A mere $3 gets you in the door. A measly $10 gets you a ticket and a copy of the film on DVD. What a bargain!
The 73,000-square-foot Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX is set to officially open to the public on Nov. 15. November 10 through 13, however, Albuquerque’s newest movie theater will host a special series of “preview events” with proceeds going to local charities. You could be among the first in town to check out this state-of-the-art venue, featuring Albuquerque’s first IMAX-equipped theater. For this special four-day preview, all movies will be $2. Popcorn and soft drinks will be $2 each. Sunday, Nov. 10 will be “Regal Sunday Fun Day.” All proceeds will go to NDI New Mexico. Monday, Nov. 11, will be “Regal Superheroes for a Cause.” Proceeds will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico. Tuesday, Nov. 12, is “Regal’s Recipe for Hope.” That day’s charity is Roadrunner Food Bank. “Reading, Writing and Regal” hits on Wednesday, Nov. 13, with money going to Albuquerque Public Schools. Regal has yet to announce the titles of films it’ll be featuring during this special pre-opening, but you can keep up to date at regmovies.com.
On Friday, Nov. 8, from 6 to 9pm, the St. Francis Auditorium (inside Santa Fe’s New Mexico Museum of Art at 107 West Palace Ave.) will present a special screening of Arthur Penn’s 1970 film Little Big Man. The film, starring Dustin Hoffman, Chief Dan George and Faye Dunaway, is a hallmark of Western cinema and a more-than-slight inspiration for the recent Lone Ranger film. Chris Eyre—Cheyenne/Arapaho film director and chair of The Film School at Santa Fe University of Art and Design—will be on hand to discuss the film and its implications in Native filmmaking today. This event is free to the public. Seating is limited, however, so you should get there early.