The New Mexico Film Foundation returns to the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe (418 Montezuma Ave.) for another NMFF Indie Screening. On Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 7 to 9pm, audiences have an opportunity to view short films, trailers and short clips of works-in-progress from a variety of independent New Mexico filmmakers. The nonprofit New Mexico Film Foundation sponsors these regular screenings as a way to support our state’s above-the-line talent and to show the public and other local filmmakers what work is currently being done. Admission is $5. For more info on the NMFF Indie Screenings, go to nmfilmfoundation.org.
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The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science does its part to spread holiday cheer with a screening of Tim Burton’s beloved 1993 fantasy The Nightmare Before Christmas. The stop-motion animated film tells the story of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved Pumpkin King, who gets bored with his annual gig and accidentally stumbles into the tinsel and snowflakes of Christmastown. The film screens Friday, Dec. 13 at 7pm and Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for children ages 3 to 12. Kids 2 and under get in free. You can get your tickets in advance by going to the NatureWorks Discovery Store inside the museum or by logging on to naturalhistoryfoundation.org/nightmare-before-christmas. NMMNH is located at 1801 Mountain Rd. NW.
The answer to your gift-giving prayers is here—at least if you count a movie lover among your friends and family. Guild Cinema (3405 Central Ave. NE) is hosting its annual poster sale this Saturday, Dec. 14 from noon to 3pm. Get yourself a bidder card and bid on classic, indie and foreign film posters. There are even a few cult classic Midnight Movie releases hidden in there. Most posters go for five bucks or under! Head to guildcinema.com for the most up-to-date info.
You know what the holidays need? A little more Batman. Coming to the rescue is Albuquerque Film & Music Experience and O’Niell’s Pub. On Wednesday, Dec. 18 the two join forces, superhero-style, to present a double feature of Batman-centric cinema. First up (at 7pm) is 2017’s The LEGO Batman Movie starring Will Arnett as the voice of our tiny plastic hero. Next up (at 9pm) is 2008’s gloriously grim The Dark Knight, starring Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader and Heath Ledger as The Joker. Admission is free. Food and drink specials are available. For more info, go to oniells.com. O’Niell’s Nob Hill is located at 4310 Central Ave. SE.