Flamenco on Film
The 23rd Annual Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque happens June 9 through 13. Among the many dance-based activities is the premiere of the feature-length documentary Flamenco School, the work of Albuquerque filmmakers Brent Morris and Reinhard Lorenz. It screens June 8, 10 and 12 at Keller Hall on UNM campus. Flamenco School takes an in-depth look at the world-renowned programs of the National Institute of Flamenco right here in town. The film covers music, rehearsals and the rigorous training process required to become a professional flamenco dancer. The first screening on Tuesday, June 8, is at 6 p.m. A Q&A with the directors and NIF personnel gets underway after the end credits roll. Admission is $7 general or $5 children/students. Tickets are available at the UNM Box Office (online at unmtickets.com or by phone at 925-5858).
Neighborhood drama paints vivid portrait of people, places and prejudices
The low-budget indie drama La Mission sure smells like a Hollywood vanity project. It’s produced by and stars Benjamin Bratt. And it’s written and directed by his older bro, Peter Bratt. But don’t let the nepotistic credits fool you.
“Neighbors From Hell” on TBS
TBS is jumping on the “adult” animation bandwagon with “Neighbors From Hell.” While the show isn’t the funniest or most innovative comedy on TV, viewers can at least rest assured in the knowledge that it—as opposed to everything else on TBS—isn’t produced by Tyler Perry.
The Week in Sloth
“Burn Notice” (USA 7 p.m.) USA’s “retired spy still doing spy stuff” series returns for a fourth season.
“NBA Finals” (KOAT-7 7 p.m.) I don’t know much about sports, but I gather that I’m supposed to be rooting for Team Jacob.
“2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee” (KOAT-7 7 p.m.) Chris Harrison from “The Bachelorette” hosts. Maybe he’ll get some of the young nerds on stage to hook up—just out of habit.
“The Neistat Brothers” (HBO 10 p.m.) The Neistat brothers—makers of some 200 film festival, art museum and YouTube shorts—get their own show. Instead of your standard reality show, however, Van and Casey Neistat shoot crazy cool shorts about their lives.