NM Overdose—This weekend is your chance to check out dozens of films shot by fellow New Mexicans. The third annual New Mexico Filmmakers week is sponsored by the New Mexico Film Office and takes place Thursday through Sunday at the Guild Cinema in Nob Hill. Not only can you catch four days worth of cinematic goodness, but all the screenings are 100 percent free.
The movie biz in New Mexico is about more than rubbing elbows with Steven Seagal
By now, few weeks go by without movie announcements from the governor's office, film-related good news in the papers, sets causing novel parking problems for neighborhoods and fistfuls of third-hand celebrity gossip and Steven Seagal sightings. In fact, it was just announced that the political comedy Swing Vote (starring Kevin Costner) and the West Coast swing-dancing romance Love N’ Dancing (starring Amy Smart) will both be shot in the Duke City this summer.
Sacco and Vanzetti
Documentary of immigrant injustice is a haunting history lesson
I’ve always been fascinated with the image of Sacco and Vanzetti—partially because I know so little about the actual case that propelled them to infamy. I know them as stoic poster children for the anarchist movement. As potential martyrs to the cause of social injustice. As the subject of countless art projects, posters and folk songs. But I can’t say that I know the exact circumstances that made them such counterculture icons.
Gross National Product
“Dirty Jobs” on Discovery Channel
Given my assorted weekly drama addictions (“Heroes,” “Lost,” “The Riches,” everything HBO shows on Sunday nights, every other season of “24”), I’m often grateful for a show that requires no commitment from me, the viewer. My head is crammed full of assorted “mythologies,” and I just can’t add another plot-heavy, conspiracy-filled show to the mix. Season finales are here en masse and I’m already getting mixed up: Is Mr. Linderman head of the Dharma Initiative?
The Week in Sloth
“Bob Barker: A Celebration of 50 Years on TV” (KRQE-13 7 p.m.) Sick days just aren’t going to be the same without Bob Barker. Now, Tuesday midmorning TV viewing will be a vast wasteland of soap operas and judge shows.
“Lost: The Answers” (KOAT-7 9:07 p.m.) How much can we expect from a “Lost” special titled “The Answers”? Well, this season has been shockingly unobtuse. Perhaps listening to executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse discuss this past season’s revelatory storylines will actually help put things in perspective for a change.