Richard Linklater’s much-anticipated new film Boyhood is slowly leaking into theaters across the country. (It will hit Albuquerque on Aug. 15.) It’s a coming-of-age drama that was shot over the course of 12 years, using the same cast of actors. On Thursday, Aug. 7, at 5:30pm, the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will team with the Center for Contemporary Arts for a very special screening of the film. Lee Daniel, the film’s cinematographer, will participate in a live Q&A hosted by Chris Eyre, filmmaker and current chair of the film school at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Your $15 ticket price includes entrance into a drawing to win two festival passes to the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival (Oct. 15-19). The CCA Cinematheque is located at 1050 Old Pecos Trail.
The City of Albuquerque’s annual Summerfest is in full swing. In case you didn’t know, daughter of renowned percussionist Pete Escovedo and one-time Prince protégé Sheila E. will be in town to headline the next Summerfest event. It will take place Downtown on Saturday, Aug. 9, between 5pm and 10:30pm. To mark the event, Downtown’s KiMo Theatre is hosting a screening of the 1984 musical Purple Rain starring Prince and Morris Day and the Time (who will be hitting the Westside Summerfest on Aug. 23!). The film starts at 3pm and will let out just in time for the start of Downtown Summerfest. Like Summerfest itself the movie screening is free and open to the public. The KiMo is located at 423 Central NW.
Free summer movies for the family continue on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the South Broadway Cultural Center with a showing of Pixar’s classic Finding Nemo. The screening will take place in the SBCC’s John Lewis Theatre from 2 to 4pm. SBCC is located at 1025 Broadway SE.
The Native Film Series 2014 kicks off in Gallup this Friday and Saturday. On Aug. 8 two movies will be shown: Leslie Doran’s Men Who Weave (5:15pm) and Teresa Montoya’s Doing the Sheep Good (7pm). On Aug. 9 the films include Billy Luther’s “Miss Navajo” (2pm), Klee Benally’s “The Snowbowl Effect” (3pm), John Howe’s The Long Walk: Tears of the Navajo (4pm) and Clinton Desidero’s Hobo Faux (5:30pm). The festival closes out at 7pm with Sydney Freeland’s edgy, shot-in-Gallup drama Drunktown’s Finest. Films are free, but donations are welcome and will benefit Healthy Parenting, Healthy Kids. All screenings take place at El Morro Theatre (207 West Coal Ave.).