The South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE) rounds out its Spanish language Marvel superhero series with a screening of the smash hit 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy this Friday, July 1. The space-spanning action comedy screens from 2 to 4pm. Admission is free. The film will be dubbed into Spanish with English subtitles, making it perfect for Spanish speakers, English speakers and everyone inbetween. Personally, I can’t wait to hear what Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Racoon sounds like en español. For more info go to cabq.gov/south-broadway-cultural-center
The increasingly essential Santa Fe Independent Film Festival returns to the City Different this October 19 through 23. But the late deadline for submitting films hits this Friday, July 1. Shorts will run you $50 to submit now, while features are running $75. Organizers are looking for films/videos in the following categories: Animated, Art, Documentary, Experimental, International, Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, New Mexican, Mountain and Student Film. You can submit your complete work through Film Freeway, Without a Box, Reelport and Film Festival Life. For a complete list of rules and guidelines as well as a submission form, go to santafeindependentfilmfestival.com.
The historic KiMo Theatre in Downtown Albuquerque (423 Central NW) is firing up its projector for two more classic film series. July 1 through Aug. 5 it’s ’50s Hitchcock Hits. Buy a pass ($20 general admission, $15 students/seniors) and you can check out 1950’s Stage Fright (July 1), 1953’s I Confess (July 8) and 1955’s To Catch a Thief (Aug. 5). All films have two screenings, one at 6 and one at 8:30pm. You can also purchase individual tickets for $8 general admission and $6 students/seniors. Also starting this week is the third round of the venue’s American Film Institute Top 100 Countdown. For $20 general admission and $15 students/seniors, you get to watch 1957’s Bridge on the River Kwai (July 2 and 3), 1952’s Singin’ in the Rain (July 23 and 24), and 1954’s On the Waterfront (July 30 and 31). All of them screen at 2 and 6pm on Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. Individual tickets are available for these films as well ($8 general admission, $6 students/seniors). For more info, or to purchase passes/tickets in advance, go to kimotickets.com.
July 5 is the regular deadline to get your filmmaking team into this year’s 48 Hour Film Project. Filmmakers from around New Mexico will be asked to write, direct, edit and premiere a short film in just two days. The madcap, filmmaking weekend takes place July 15 through 17. The winning short will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2017 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2017. Registration fees are $160 per team. There are already nearly 30 teams lined up to compete in Albuquerque, so get your crew in gear! You’re gonna need actors, cinematographers, musicians, special effects artists—whatever it takes to make the best short possible in only 48 hours. Premiere screenings take place at the KiMo Theatre on July 21 and 22 with a “Best Of” screening on July 28. For complete info go to 48hourfilm.com/albuquerque-nm.