Film Festival: Duke City Docfest

Devin D. O'Leary
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Jesse Quackenbush, founder of Duke City DocFest
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As if the Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival weren’t enough to keep film fans busy this week, Albuquerque will also play host to Duke City DocFest. Billed as New Mexico’s “first and only international documentary film festival,” DCD will give audiences a chance to view 90 entertaining, educational and inspirational documentary films from around the world.

Subjects are varied enough that everyone is sure to find some subject in which they’re interested. The explosion of American megachurches (
The Alpha and the Mega )? The mystery of autism ( Autism: Made in the USA )? The issue of illegal immigration ( Beyond Borders )? The hectic life of Chinese cab drivers ( Beijing Taxi )? The popularity of Peruvian cuisine ( Cooking Up Dreams )? The fading crabbing industry in Chesapeake Bay ( Crab Feast or Famine )? The topics on display for DocFest seem almost endless—and we didn’t even get past the ABCs.

Believe it or not, Duke City DocFest is 100 percent free to attend, and more than 50 of the filmmakers will be on hand for post-film discussions. For a complete listing of films, times and venues, log on to

Duke City DocFest

Sunday, Oct. 10, through Friday, Oct. 15

Venues: KiMo Theatre, Hotel Blue, Flying Star Café Downtown, Village Coffee Roaster, Lindy’s Coffee Shop

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