Indie Q, The Albuquerque Film Office’s quarterly get-together and celebration of local filmmaking will take place this Thursday, Aug. 21, from 7 to 9pm at KiMo Theatre (423 Central NW). Among the films to be screened on this go-around will be Holly Adams’ web series “The Man-App” (which is fast on its way to becoming a feature). Doors open at 6:30pm. Admission is free.
We Served Too, a documentary about a group of courageous women test pilots who broke through barriers and shattered stereotypes during World War II, will show Saturday, Aug. 23, at 11am and 2pm at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History (601 Eubank SE). A Q&A with filmmaker Jill Bond will take place after the screenings. This event is part of the museum’s new exhibit Sacrifice & Service: The American Military Family. Admission is $7 to $8.
Mayor Richard Berry is inviting Albuquerque parents and kids to a special, free screening of the film Net-iquette on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 6pm. Net-iquette is part of “a comprehensive media campaign to help youth, parents and educators understand the potential dangers associated with the use of the internet—from stalking and cyberbullying to sexting and future employment issues.” This will be the premiere screening of the locally made documentary. It will be followed by a broadcast on KOB-4 on Aug. 28 at 7pm.
The free movie matinees at the Open Space Visitor Center (6500 Coors NW) continue this Saturday, Aug. 23, with a screening of the computer-animated hit Mr. Peabody & Sherman. The film, based on a segment from animator Jay Ward’s old “Rocky & Bullwinkle Show,” follows a brilliant dog and his adopted boy on a trip through time and space. The film will start at 1:30pm in the visitor center’s media room.
Movies on the Mesa returns to Mesa del Sol this Friday, Aug. 22, with the hit sci-fi disaster movie Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock. Festivities get underway at 6pm. There will be a beer garden courtesy of Chama River Brewing Co. for the adults. Face painting, a jump house, photo booth and more will keep the kids entertained until the movie starts at dusk. If you’re hungry, there will be a selection of eats from several area food trucks. Chairs and blankets are welcome. The free public event will be held outdoors in the Aperture Plaza at Mesa del Sol (5700 University SE).
Jason “Jack Ro” Rosette will be presenting the official New Mexico premiere of two films this Sunday, Aug. 24, at the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE). The first is Rosette’s new “Asian supernatural Vietnam war drama,” a 25-minute short called “Freedom Deal: The Story of Lucky.” The film was shot on location in Cambodia. That is paired with Rosette’s New Mexico-made indie feature Lost in New Mexico: The Strange Tale of Susan Hero. Described as “a 21st-century cloning road movie,” it was shot in 2004, completed in 2009 and after appearances at a number of film festivals is getting its first public screening in New Mexico. Admission to this double feature is free, but donations and contributions are welcome. The show starts at 3pm.