European idyll appears comfortable in first gear
Award-winning, non-Hollywood filmmaker Ira Sachs returns to theaters with all the trademark elements necessary for an art house drama in tow. His latest indie, Frankie, boasts a star-studded cast, an exotic locale, 90 minutes worth of dysfunctional family drama and a tone so low-key it couldn’t possibly overexcite its target audience of retirement age moviegoers.
See the long-lost 1936 “New Mexploitation” film The Lash of the Penitentes, The Sword in the Stone and the made-in-Albuquerque short film "Expolo." High Desert Screening is on the hunt for locally made movie trailers, music videos, short films and student films for next year’s event.
Put a Ring on It
Deets about Amazon’s “LOTR” emerge
Amazon Studios' The Lord of the Rings production is finally beginning, and we’re getting our first, tantalizing facts about this much-anticipated fantasy series.