Outdoor Activism—A new documentary titled Monumental: David Brower's Fight for Wild America will open Oct. 15-17 at the Center for Contemporary Arts Cinematheque in Santa Fe. The film profiles legendary environmentalist David Brower, who is credited with halting construction of dams in the Grand Canyon and helped establish both Redwood National Park and Point Reyes National Seashore. On Friday, Oct. 15, director Kelly Duane and former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall, who worked under LBJ and JFK, will be in attendance at the film's premiere. Immediately following the film will be a post-screening party in honor of Udall. For complete information on times and tickets, call CCA Cinematheque at (505) 982-1338
Electile Dysfunction—The People Before Profit film/lecture series presents two probing political documentaries next week. Hijacking Catastrophe will screen on Wednesday, Oct. 20. This film focuses on the hijacking of the Republican Party by a radical fringe group of Neo-Conservatives. On Thursday, Oct. 21, the series will feature Unprecedented, a riveting look at the battle for the presidency in Florida in our last national election. Could all the suspicious voting irregularities return this year? Both screenings begin at 7 p.m. and will take place at the Albuquerque Peace & Justice Center (202 Harvard SE).
Mariachi Movies—Robert Rodriguez' “South-Westerns,” an educational mini film festival at UNM's SouthWest Film Center continues this Monday night, Oct. 18, with Desperado. The festival is intended to expand our definition of the Southwest, and to explain how film, literature, folklore and the arts dialogue with each other to increase cross-cultural knowledge. The mini festival will conclude on Oct. 25 with the third film in Rodriguez' “Mariachi” trilogy, Once Upon a Time In Mexico. Screenings will be at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Each screening is free and open to the public
Native Cast Wanted—Edgar Mint Casting is looking for two Native American boys for casting in a major motion picture. Roles include a “bright, innocent 12-year-old boy,” described as “a survivor with inner strength,” and a “large/husky 16-year-old boy” described as “strong, protective, quiet and serious.” No previous acting experience is necessary. If you or someone you know might be interested, send a Polaroid along with name, address, telephone, height, weight and date of birth to: “Attn: Emily, Edgar Mint Casting, United Artists, 10250 Constellation Blvd., T-9092, Los Angeles Calif., 90067.”