’Zine on the Screen--On Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. the Blue Dragon Coffee House (1517 Girard NE) will host a special film screening/event courtesy of MAP21. Media Arts Promotion 21 is an all-ages Albuquerque mentorship collective created to share and promote art projects produced by local youth. This Sunday, MAP21 members will hold a free screening of A Hundred Dollars and a Tee Shirt, a short documentary about ’zine (homemade self-published magazine) culture. A post-film discussion will cover making and distributing ’zines. Anyone who comes to the screening gets a free copy of the latest MAP21 ’zine made by Albuquerque youth, including musicians, poets, dancers and filmmakers. Portions of this event will be filmed for a documentary the group is making about how this new organization is being built by and for ABQ youth. For more information, call 266-0852.
Muted, metaphoric melodrama explores the long-lost world of Haiti’s “love tourism” trade
America doesn’t have quite the same legacy of colonialism as, say, England. That is not to say that we haven’t, at various times in history, supported, occupied or otherwise controlled ground not permanently attached to our contiguous 48. (And it isn’t, in any way, intended to deflect claims that we may very well be trapped in the long and arduous process of doing exactly that in today’s Middle East.) Nonetheless, our nation has never maintained a globe-spanning empire, and our citizens have never suffered the inevitable ennui that happens when that empire begins to crumble. (Just ask the Brits, the French or the ancient Carthaginians.)
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Actors drive gritty but familiar coming-of-age tale
New York kid Dito Montiel may have been born on Nowhere Street, but he spent a good chunk of the ’80s hanging out with some of NYC’s heaviest hitters. After his band Gutterboy (billed as the most successful unsuccessful band in history) was signed by Geffin Records for an unprecedented $1 million, Montiel became the toast of the town. His list of fans/friends includes/included Andy Warhol, Bruce Weber, Liza Minnelli and Allen Ginsberg.
The “T” Stands for “Therapeutic”
“I Pity the Fool” on TV Land
Mr. T must be listed in the celebrity has-been phone book under “T.” It makes sense, since his new reality show comes right on the heels of the one they gave Gene Simmons. Which means--alphabetically speaking--Bob Uecker should be getting a call from Hollywood producers any day now for his new reality series. (I’m thinking, “Celebrity Euchre Tour with Bob Uecker.” ESPN2, call me for the pitch on that one.)
The Week in Sloth
“The Dick Cavett Show” (TCM 6:30 p.m.) Every Thursday in October, TCM is featuring some nifty double features, pairing a classic movie star interview from the old “Dick Cavett Show” with one of the star’s key films. Tonight, Cavett chats it up with Katharine Hepburn, followed by Heburn’s 1938 comedy Bringing Up Baby.
Mark of the Vampire (TCM 6 p.m.) It’s Blood Lust night on TCM, featuring a quadruple shot of vampire flicks. First is 1935’s Mark of the Vampire with Bela Lugosi. Lugosi comes back in 1944’s Return of the Vampire, followed by 1932’s Vampyr: Der Traum des Allan Grey and 1970’s House of Dark Shadows.