Are you in the mood to get high? This Friday, Oct. 23, Stone Age Climbing Gym will welcome to town the Reel Rock 10 Fall Tour. This 10th annual documentary film fest features an exciting lineup of world premiere “climbing and adventure films” from around the globe. Reel Rock 10 promises to bring audiences on a wild expedition across the jagged peaks of Patagonia, into a rowdy competition in backwoods Arkansas, and “up onto the high balls and big walls that mark the greatest achievements of our time.” A grand total of five mountain-centric shorts will be screened from 7 to 9pm. Tickets are on sale now for $10 apiece at kimotickets.com. Price jumps to $12 on the day of the event. All profits from this screening will go to support the Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Council. For more details go to reelrocktour.com.
This year the 48 Hour Film Project has gone sci-fi. This weekend you get to see the fruits of last weekend’s frantic labor. A grand total of 27 teams raced around Albuquerque trying to write, shoot and edit science fiction-centric short films in just two days. On Saturday, Oct. 24, you can watch all 27 films. Group A starts at 6pm. Group B starts at 8:30pm. Both screenings take place at the KiMo Theatre (423 Central NW) and will run you $10 apiece to get into. Hold on to your tickets stubs and you can slip into the After Party at Boese Brothers Brewery (601 Gold SW) to hang out with all the filmmakers. The party begins after the first screening and continues until after the second. Winners of this year’s fest will be announced after the final screening at 10:30pm To get your tickets in advance, go to kimotickets.com. To check out the lineup of films in each block, go to 48hourfilm.com/albuquerque-nm/scifi.
KiMo continues hosting a diverse collection of films this week on Wednesday, Oct. 28, with the local premiere of Brand: A Second Coming. This documentary from award-winning writer-director-producer Ondi Timoner (We Live in Public) chronicles British actor/comedian/activist Russell Brand on his journey from “addict, self-proclaimed narcissist and Hollywood star living in the fast lane” to his current role as “political disruptor and newfound hero to the underserved.” This screening, promoted by online creative community Ignite Channel, takes place from 7 to 9pm. Tickets are available now at tugg.com for $14.50 each. To find out more about the film, go to brandthefilm.com.