Described as “imaginative and visually stunning,” She Sings to the Stars is a Native American drama written and directed by Jennifer Corcoran which will screen on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (2401 12th Street NW). The film centers on a Native American woman who lives alone in the drought-stricken Southwest. One fateful day the woman’s grandson shows up looking to snag a collection of priceless dolls. At the same time, a faded magician from Los Angeles has his car break down nearby. These three very differnt lives cross in ways both great and mysterious. The film shows outdoors under the stars in the mural-lined IPCC courtyard starting at dusk (around 8:30pm). A $5 suggested donation gets you in the door. This screening is a fundraising event benefitting the 2018 Pueblo Film Fest (scheduled for Nov. 16 though 18). For more info go to indianpueblo.org.
Movies on the Plaza continues this Friday, Sept. 21, with a free public screening of Jim Henson’s 1986 puppets-and-people fantasy Labyrinth. Catch it at downtown Albuquerque’s Civic Plaza starting around 8pm. Show up early to claim a good spot and grab some chow from the food trucks at ABQ Food Fridays.
Fake News: Journalism Goes to Hollywood film series returns to the KiMo Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23. from 2 to 5pm, the New Mexico Humanities Council sponsors this event, featuring a free public screening of Oliver Stone’s 1986 film Salvador. The film stars James Woods and is based on the real-life adventures of unconventional journalist Richard Boyle, who found himself caught up in the vicious political strife in El Salvador in the early ’80s. An after-film discussion about the role of journalism in modern society and its portrayal in film will be led by Alibi’s film editor Devin D. O’Leary (that’s me). This month’s special panel guests include Dr. Kimberly Gauderman of the New Mexico History Department, Rick Kozak (who spent many years traveling the world as a photojournalist for the Washington Times Corporation) and Jim Spiri (an embedded journalist who has covered conflicts in El Salvador, Afghanistan and Iraq). Fake News is part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative and seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connection between democracy, the humanities, journalism and an informed citizenry. The KiMo Theatre is located at 423 Central Ave. NW.
The New Mexico Film Office hosts another Educational Speaker Series on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The event takes place from 6 to 7pm at the Joseph Montoya Building’s Bid Room (located at 1100 St. Francis Dr. in Santa Fe). This month’s topic is “Entertainment Law Basics.” Learn what you, as an independent filmmaker, need to know to cover yourself in the entertainment industry. What are the basic contracts you should have on hand and when do you need to go to an attorney? To attend you must RSVP to Eventbrite. For more info go to nmfilm.com/monthly-speaker-series.aspx.