Super 8 Movie Night in the Nuclear Living Room is about as cool a name for an event as you can imagine. Turns out it was the fine folks at local arts org Basement Films who imagined it. The event takes place on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 6 to 10pm, at Vitrine (214 Sixth Street SW). Basement Filmers Beth Hansen, Jenette Isaacson and Ren Adams are on hand slinging live projections of short, vintage Super 8 horror movies including The Mummy, Man Made Monster, The Wolfman and other terrifying haunts. The evening ends with a “special, multi-projector grand finale.” It all takes place inside the gallery’s “nuclear family living room” installation. Guests are advised to bring a pillow to sit on.
A free screening of the documentary Killing Games: Wildlife in the Crosshairs takes place Saturday, Jan. 12 at the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE). This hard-hitting documentary exposes “the gratuitous world of wildlife killing contests.” Such contests are still legal in New Mexico and in other states throughout the US. The film includes appearances by noted actor Peter Coyote, tribal leaders, prominent scientists and conservation leaders. The screening is being presented by Project Coyote. After the film the group has scheduled a Q&A session with Project Coyote Executive Director Camilla Fox, Science Advisory Board member Dave Parsons, Santa Fe-based author and Project Coyote Ambassador Dan Flores and other local luminaries. The film screening and panel discussion takes place from 4 to 5:30pm. A post-screening reception happens in the Cultural Center’s lobby from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Admission is free; but if you want to secure your seat, you can reserve a ticket in advance at holdmyticket.com/tickets/324996.
Albuquerque’s Central & Unser Library presents Sunday Movies! this Sunday, Jan. 13, starting at 1:30pm. This week’s feature is the 2018 superhero action comedy Ant-Man and The Wasp. This time around father and unwitting hero Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must team up with his mentor’s daughter (Evangeline Lilly) in order to defeat a villainous threat. Admission is free. All ages are welcome. The library follows up with Adult Movie Night on Monday, Jan. 13 with a free showing of the 2017 comedy Tag starting at 4:30pm. This R-rated comedy is inspired by the true story of five adult friends who have been playing the same, insanely competitive fame of tag since childhood. Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones, Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner star. Both films screen in the library’s Children’s Activity Room, located at 8081 Central Ave. NW.