Q at KiMo
Indie Q—the Albuquerque Film Office’s networking group for local, independent filmmakers—will have its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 17. The meeting will take place at the KiMo Theatre in Downtown Albuquerque and will include screenings of several notable, recent shorts from area filmmakers. Joshua Klein will screen his music video for Monster Paws’ “Champagne Bike Ride.” Hannah Macpherson will show off the first episode of her successful web series “Date Doctor.” Brennan Foster, Reinhard Lorenz and Brent Morris’ documentary “Beauty Bend”—made for the 2010 Int’l Doc Challenge—will also be screened. Ultimatum Pictures’ entry into the 2010 National Film Challenge, “Hibiscus,” is the penultimate offering. The screening closes out with Joshua Klein’s highly polished 30-minute mini-epic “The Incredible Voyage of Captain Hook.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Screenings will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. This movie-filled get-together is free and open to the public, but an RSVP to email@example.com is recommended. Seating is limited to first-come, first-served.
Return of the Man Behind Repo Man
An interview with filmmaker Alex Cox
Bursting out of the streets of Liverpool and onto the avenues of Los Angeles, filmmaker Alex Cox made a resonant cultural impact with 1984’s Repo Man. At the time, Universal Pictures didn’t understand the satyrical punk rock comedy; but it became a major cult hit on the burgeoning home video market anyway. Cox followed it up with 1986’s music industry biopic Sid & Nancy. A string of increasingly cultish films (Straight to Hell, Walker, Highway Patrolman, Searchers 2.0) trickled out in slow but steady succession.
“The Walking Dead” on AMC
It’s a wide gulf between “Mad Men” and “The Walking Dead,” but AMC is happily (albeit temporarily) trading swingin’ ’60s ad executives for zombies in its latest bid for Emmy supremacy.
The Week in Sloth
Wartorn 1861-2010 (HBO 7 p.m.) This documentary feature, executive produced by James Gandolfini, traces the history of post-traumatic stress in soldiers—from the Civil War to today’s battles in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Avalon High (Disney 9 p.m.) A group of high school kids may be (and probably are) the magical reincarnations of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Based on a young adult novel by Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries).