Reel World: Unidentified Filmic Object
 Alibi V.25 No.25 • June 23-29, 2016 

Reel World

Unidentified Filmic Object

Reel World

The locally produced documentary “UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed” will have a one-night-only premiere screening on Thursday, June 23, at the KiMo Theatre (423 Central NW), starting at 7pm. The short film is directed by Albuquerque native Jared Tarbell, whose father worked at the Sandia National Laboratories and the Manzano Weapons Storage Area. It is written by noted UFO researcher Robert Hastings, who wrote the book UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites. Tarbell and Hastings’ 48-minute collaboration uses eyewitness accounts, authenticated military documents and reenactments to probe the connection between unidentified flying objects and our military’s top secret weapons storage facilities. After the film there will be an onstage Q&A with Mr. Hastings. Immediately following the screening/Q&A, Deep Space Coffee (504 Central SW) will host an after-party for film goers and enthusiasts. Tickets are $5 for adults/students and $2.50 for seniors. They are available now through kimotickets.com. For more info go to ufosandnukes.com.

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In the not too distant future

The stars of the movie-mocking cult TV series “Mystery Science Theater 3000” have spent the last decade or so fronting rival gigs. Some of the MySTies have been running RiffTrax, while others went off and launched Cinematic Titanic. Now the gang is getting back together for one epic night of movie bashing with the “MST3K Reunion Show.” Mike J. Nelson, Joel Hodgson, Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu, Bill Corbett, Frank Conniff, Mary Jo Pehl and Bridget Nelson are all coming together for a Satellite of Love-fest, celebrating 10 years of RiffTrax. They’ll be joined, live on stage at the State Theater in Minneapolis, by Jonah Ray, star of Comedy Central’s “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail” and host of the newly revived, Kickstarter-funded “Mystery Science Theater 3000” reboot. During this special live broadcast, the gang will riff on a cavalcade of goofy, educational shorts and comic interludes before “concluding the evening with a grand finale Super Riff-a-Palooza!” The reunion show will be simulcast locally at Century Rio (4901 Pan American West Freeway NE) and Century Downtown (100 Central SW) on Tuesday, June 28, staring at 7pm. Tickets are $12.50 adults, $11.50 students/seniors and $10.50 children. You can get them now through fathomevents.com.

Paws for a cause

This Saturday the Second Annual Feline Film Festival pounces into KiMo Theatre (423 Central NW) for a selection of fantastic, cat-based shorts. Presented by Animal Humane of New Mexico and the City of Albuquerque Film Office, this is a chance for pet lovers to share stories of their favorite felines while raising funds for homeless pets. Screenings will take place on Saturday, June 25, at 2pm and 7pm with an “Aristocat VIP soiree” at 5:30pm. In addition to all the feline films, organizers promise “playful cat crafts,” a photo shoot and a bunch of adoptable kittens from area shelters in the KiMo lobby. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. For more info go to kimotickets.com.

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