Books on Screen returns to KiMo Theatre as part of the venue’s 90th Anniversary Events. This time around, organizers are amping it up with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Books on Film. On Sunday, May 28, from 2 to 4pm we get the 1949 classic All the King’s Men. John Ireland stars as a big-city newsman who follows the career of a small-town politician, played by Broderick Crawford. Our idealistic but ambitious politician finds himself attacked by rivals and loses the local election. Undaunted, he puts himself through law school and becomes a respected attorney—only to be tricked into running as a patsy against the governor’s rival before descending into a world of political corruption. This triple Oscar winner is based on Robert Penn Warren’s novel of the same name. Admission to this event is free.
Animal Humane New Mexico is bringing back its Feline Film Festival Saturday, June 24, at the KiMo Theatre. This Tuesday, May 30, at midnight (technically May 31, I guess) is the deadline to submit films to this year’s third annual festival. Local filmmakers looking for an opportunity to “share stories of their favorite felines” and help raise funds for homeless pets are encouraged to submit. This year’s theme is “The Good, the Bad & the Cuddly.” Filmmakers can use this theme as a “jumping off point” to get their creative juices flowing. Not all films must stick to the theme, but there will be a special award for best use of this year’s theme. Works can be animated, narrated, black & white, whatever. Just make sure your work is pet-positive. All films must be less than 5 minutes in length and—of course—cat-centric. A $1,000 cash prize and the opportunity to name a litter of kittens at Animal Humane is up for grabs for the festival’s Best in Show. For more details go to bit.ly/2qhCRKr or contact email@example.com.
Screenwriter and director Matthew McDuffie (TheFace of Love with Annette Bening and Ed Harris, Burning Bodhi with Kaley Cuoco and Virginia Madsen) will host a series of classes this summer at Arts Lab UNM. “Writing and Imagining the Short Film” offers filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to master the fundamentals of screenwriting—from good story to cinematic writing. Classes will take place June 14, 15, 21 and 22. Cost for all four sessions is $250. Arts Lab UNM is located at 131 Pine NE. For more information or to sign up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.