My Beautiful Stutter is the “powerful and inspirational” story of five kids from all over the US who enter experimental, interactive and arts-based after school and summer camp programs offered by the Stuttering Association for the Young. This all-ages film event, hosted by UNM Speech and Hearing Sciences, takes place at UNM’s Keller Hall this Friday, March 13, starting at 7pm. Admission is free and open to the public.
New Mexico Entertainment Magazine is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with the Irish-themed cult action flick The Boondock Saints. Troy Duffy’s 1999 film centers on two Irish Catholic brothers (Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus) who grow tired of the crime overrunning the streets of Boston and decide to “cleanse” their hometown with a little vigilante justice. It all starts Friday, March 13 with a VIP party at Kelly’s Brewpub (3222 Central Ave. SE) from 7:30 to 10pm. Writer-director Troy Duffy will be there, alongside actor Scott Griffin (who plays Ivan Checkov). Taylor Garrett Whiskey is setting up a whiskey tasting and New Mexico Entertainment hosts a live Q&A. After that, everyone heads over to Guild Cinema (3405 Central Ave. NE) for a screening of the film at 10:30pm. Movie and VIP Party tickets are $30. VIP only tickets are $20. You can grab tickets in advance by going to holdmyticket.com/event/351993.
Feminist film director Nina Menkes (Queen of Diamonds, Phantom Love) is joining New Mexico Women in Film for her cinematic talk “Sex and Power: The Visual Language of Oppression.” Menkes’ lecture shows how the recent #MeToo-inspired wave of sexual abuse and assault revelations are “connected to the visual language of cinema.” Menkes screens film clips from the 1940s to present day to support her argument. There will be a Q&A afterward. The event takes place Wednesday, March 18 at 7pm at the CCA Theater in Santa Fe (1050 Old Pecos Trail). Tickets are free for NMWIF and IATSE members or $15 for the general public. The event will be filmed for inclusion in the upcoming documentary Brainwashed. For more information go to nmwif.com.
Spectral Youth is hosting a free public screening of Wes Craven’s classic ’80s horror flick A Nightmare on Elm Street on Wednesday, March 18 at 8pm at Tractor Brewing Co. Wells Park (1800 Fourth St. NW). Spectral Youth—a graphic design company started by local artist Gary Hill—will be there selling its own unique brand of spooky T-shirts, beanies, stickers and totes.