Local filmmakers: If you’ve waited until the last minute to submit your film (short or feature) to this year’s New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase, then that minute is upon you! You have until 5 p.m. this Thursday, April 22, to hand-deliver a copy of your film to Guild Cinema in Nob Hill (3405 Central NE). To download an application form (which must accompany each DVD submission), log on to nmfilm.com. This is a non-juried festival and all submissions are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Filmmakers Showcase itself is free and open to the public and will take place May 13 through 16. Stay glued for more details.
The Art of the Steal
An eye-opening introduction to art crimes
Ever entertain ideas of participating in some multimillion-dollar art museum heist? Who hasn’t? But how would one go about accomplishing such a task outside the confines of a swingin’ ’60s French crime film? Well, if you’re curious, The Art of the Steal details exactly how that sort of crime is accomplished in the real world. Sadly, it doesn’t involve leather catsuits, handheld suction cups, laser security systems, smoke grenades or sexy sidekicks. It just takes a handful of politicians, a bunch of lawyers and a whole lot of paperwork.
“Treme” on HBO
The day after its debut episode aired, HBO picked up the new series “Treme” for a second season. That should give you a decent idea of how much confidence the network has in the show. And it’s not at all misplaced.
The Week in Sloth
“Sliced” (History 8 p.m.) So, yeah. This new series cuts stuff in half to learn how it works. While the idea of buzz-sawing a pool table or a car in two sounds like momentary fun, I’m pretty sure there are easier ways to figure out how they function.
“Project Runway” (Lifetime 8 p.m.) Bryant Park is underway, and somebody’s gonna walk away with the top prize. My money’s on Emilio.
“David Blaine: What Is Magic?” (Travel Channel 8 p.m.) Lemme guess, Dave: You standing in a block of ice for several days? You sitting underwater for several days? You perched on top of a tall pole for several days?