Reza Golchin’s “About One Image,” playing at Experiments in Cinema 14.2
Experiments in Cinema from Albuquerque indie arts organization Basement Films returns for its “v14.2” presentation. For 14 years (more or less) Experiments in Cinema has brought cutting-edge experimental cinema from around the world to our dusty little town. This Tuesday, April 16, through Saturday, April 20, Basement Films is back with screenings, lectures, panel discussions, receptions and hands-on workshops all around town. Among the special guests lined up this year are Ant Farm founder Chip Lord, “poet trapped in a camcorder” Tommy Becker, festival director Oona Mosna and international festival curator Kyros Kikos. Other Cinema founder and godfather of “found footage” filmmaking Craig Baldwin (Spectres of the Spectrum, Sonic Outlaws, ¡O No Coronado!, Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America) is on hand, screening his works and participating in a string of Q&As. Filmmaker Taylor Dunne and multimedia artist Eric Stewart teach a free 16mm workshop at UNM ArtsLab on Thursday from 10am to 2pm. On Wednesday, from 7:30 to 8:30pm, there’s a free “Regional Youth Program” screening at KiMo Theatre (423 Central Ave NW). That’s followed—from 8:45 to 9:45pm—by a selection of experimental shorts culled from Videoex, Switzerland’s largest festival dedicated to experimental film and video. The majority of ticketed events take place throughout the week at the Guild Cinema (3405 Central NE) and cost $10 per day general admission or $8 per day for students. For a complete schedule of events, go to experimentsincinema.org.
The Climate Disruption Film Festival blows into Albuquerque on Saturday, April 13 at South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway Blvd. SE). Doors open at 9am. At 9:15am moderator Sara Beltran Caro welcomes New Mexico’s cabinet secretary for Energy, Mineral & Natural Resources, Sarah Propst, and City of Albuquerque Sustainability Officer Kelsey Rader, for opening remarks. Films start at 10am with the locally produced documentary “Sacred Land, Sacred Water,” featuring a post-film Q&A with filmmakers Donald T. Phillips, Lewis Jacobs and Craig Barth. There is a vegetarian buffet lunch in the SBCC dining area starting at 1pm. State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard leads a presentation and audience Q&A from 1:30 to 2pm. The final film of the day, “Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction” starts at 4:15pm. After that attendees are invited to visit tables staffed by various local organizations and vendors. The event shuts down at 5:30pm. This is a free event and open to the public. To ensure a seat, however, attendees are advised to RSVP in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For a complete schedule of films, presentations and panel discussions, go to bit.ly/2D3i6LU.
Classic Movie Night is back at the Central and Unser Library (8081 Central Ave. NW). Wednesday, April 17 from 5:30 to 7:30pm, the library hosts a free screening of the Billy Wilder’s 1959 comedy Some Like It Hot. Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon star as a pair of musicians on the run from mobsters, who hide out by posing as members of an all-female band. Marilyn Monroe, of course, co-stars as singer Sugar Kane Kowalczyk. The Central and Unser Library shows free screenings of classic Hollywood movies the third Wednesday of every month.