Sure, you can make a movie about anything. But did you know there’s an International Fly Fishing Film Festival? It consists of short films about fly fishing from all over the world. I know that’s kind of obvious when you break it down, word-for-word. But it’s still a confusing collection syllables when spoken together out loud. Trout Unlimited Bosque Chapter is hosting the Albuquerque leg of this touring collection of rod-, reel- and lightweight lure-based fishing-centric films. All proceeds from the event will be used to support TU Bosque Chapter’s childhood education and conservation programs in New Mexico. Door prizes, raffle prizes and auction items are up for grabs at the screening, which takes place this Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7pm at Guild Cinema (3405 Central Ave. NE). If you love fishing in general, and fly fishing in particular, you know where you need to be this Thursday. To learn more details about the 4th Annual International Fly Fishing Film Festival, go to flyfilmfest.com.
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Are you interested in exploring a career in New Mexico’s growing film and television industry? Confused as to where to start? The Albuquerque Film Office has got your back. On Saturday, Nov. 9 from 2 to 4pm, the Film Office, city leaders, film and TV production industry professionals, film unions, film education programs and others are joining forces to host the Film and Television Career Connection. This informal event is intended to offer information about the various career opportunities open to locals in the movie and TV biz. Education, skills, internships, jobs and networking are just some of the topics that are going to be covered. If you’ve got questions, this is the place to go for answers. Film and Television Career Connection takes place at the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway Blvd. SE).
Albuquerque’s Indigenous Comic Con is evolving into Indigipop X, a multimedia convention exploring indigenous people’s contributions to pop culture of all stripes. The first Indigipop X hits downtown Albuquerque this coming March 25 through 29. On tap are five days worth of Native films, media, food, pop art, comic books and music. On Saturday, Nov. 9 IPX organizers are hosting a free preview night, featuring a little taste of everything they have in store for you in 2020. Vendors, music, films and entertainment share space with “some spectacular Indigenous Futurisms.” Who are you to turn down futurisms? The evening kicks off at 4pm at Innovate ABQ (101 Broadway Blvd. NE) and runs through 8pm. Native Realities, Native Women Lead, Innovate ABQ, the New Mexico Humanities Council and the City of Albuquerque are sponsors for the night. For more details go to indigipopx.com.
The Central & Unser Library (8081 Central Ave. NW) presents a screening of the body-swap comedy Little on Sunday, Nov. 10 starting at 1:30pm. The film stars Regina Hall (Scary Movie, Girls Trip) as a cranky business executive who magically ends up in the body of her tweenage self. Admission is free and open to the public.