Motion picture writer/
Motion picture writer/
Jennifer Jenkins, an English professor at the University of Arizona, will be at the Museum of International Folk Art on Sunday, March 1 from 2 to 4:30pm to discuss her Tribesourcing Project. Tribesourcing is described as a “digital humanities project” where existing “social studies” films from the American Indian Film Gallery, made in the 1950s and ’60s, are re-recorded with new narration by Native American community members and tribal elders. This “tribesourcing” method allows for identification and dissemination of local knowledge that might otherwise be lost. During the talk Jenkins will demonstrate how the merging of old video and new audio works on tribesourcing.com. The Museum of International Folk Art is located at 706 Camino Lego in Santa Fe.
The New Mexico Film Foundation teams up with the Jean Cocteau Cinema to present another local “Indie Screening” on Tuesday, March 3 from 7 to 9pm. In addition to offering a glimpse at more than 15 New Mexico filmmakers’ shorts, trailers and works in progress, this month’s Indie Screening will present this year’s winner of the George R.R. Martin Screenwriting Grant. Tickets to this event are $5. The Jean Cocteau Cinema is located at 418 Montezuma Ave. in Santa Fe. For more info go to nmfilmfoundation.
In conjunction with its ongoing Jim Henson exhibit, the Albuquerque Museum (2000 Mountain Rd. NW) screens the documentary Jim Henson in Performance this Wednesday, March 4, starting at 10am. The film focuses on Henson’s talents as a performer, inhabiting such iconic characters as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, Ernie and the Swedish Chef. Rare archival footage illuminates the development and evolution of these classic Muppets and more. Museum Director Andrew Connors introduces the film and discusses Henson’s cultural impact. Admission to the film is free. There is a $5 special exhibit surcharge to view The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited.
Entries for the 12th annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival are now open. This Wednesday, March 4 is the Early Bird Deadline. Features can be submitted until then for only $45. Shorts are $40. New Mexico student films are free to enter. Some $3,500 in prize money is up for grabs in a variety of categories (including Documentary and Narrative). You can submit your films through filmfreeway.com. For complete info go to santafeindependentfilmfestival.