The Reel Rock Film Tour, dedicated to the best climbing and adventure films of the years, returns to Albuquerque this Thursday, Nov. 15. Reel Rock 13 is the work of filmmakers Josh Lowell (Big Up Productions) and Peter Mortimer (Sender Films). Since 2006, they have assembled the most eye-opening, jaw-dropping, high-altitude documentary shorts from around the globe. Doors open at 6:30pm. Films start at 7pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased at kimotickets.com. A portion of the profits will go to benefit Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Council.
The 5th Annual Pueblo Film Fest lights up Albuquerque’s Indian Pueblo Cultural Center this Friday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 18. This year’s theme is “Empowering Women Through Film,” and there will be a special emphasis on female filmmakers. The festival begins with an opening night reception featuring actor, director and writer Georgina Lightning. She will screen her 2008 feature drama Older Than America and hold a Q&A afterward. That event runs from 6 to 9:30pm. An assortment of workshops, panel discussions and film screenings continue on Saturday and Sunday. Highlights include a block of Native music videos (noon on Saturday) and a screening/Q&A for Karen Cantor’s documentary Return: Native American Women Reclaim Foodways for Health & Spirit (2:15pm, Sunday). A suggested donation of $10 gets you in the door. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is located at 2401 12th Street NW. For a complete list of events and times, go to indianpueblo.org
The New Mexico Humanities Council closes out its Fake News: Journalism in Film series with one final movie screening and discussion. And it’s a timely one. The Academy Award-winning 1976 mystery/drama All the President’s Men, starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, will screen starting at 2pm at KiMo Theatre (423 Central Ave. NW). The film is, of course, based on journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s investigation into the infamous Watergate break-in. Alibi film editor Devin D. O’Leary (that’s me!) will be there after the film to moderate a panel discussion/Q&A featuring journalist/biographer James McGrath Morris, Emerson Fellow and investigative reporter with Buzzfeed Melissa Segura and investigative reporter for New Mexico in Depth Jeff Proctor. This film and discussion series is part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative and has been running, monthly, at the KiMo since May. Its purpose has been to explore how journalism has been presented in motion pictures and to examine the role of the press in democratic societies. Admission to this event is free and open to the public.