Reel World: Judy Chicago On Screen, Civic Plaza Turns Cinema, Overnight Visits Santa Fe

Chicago On Fire

Devin D. O'Leary
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The Saturday, July 4, will see the New Mexico premiere of a new short film about internationally renowned local artist Judy Chicago. The 22-minute film, titled “A Butterfly for Brooklyn” and directed by Kate Amend, documents Chicago’s April 2014 fireworks installation in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Chicago and her husband, photographer Donald Woodman, will be joined by Kevin Lederer and Aaron Silva (two Belen residents who helped set up the pyrotechnic display) to share their experience and answer questions. The screening/Q&A will take place at 2pm at the Belen Public Library (333 Becker Ave.). A reception will follow at the Harvey House Museum in Belen (104 N. First Street). The event is free, but seating is limited. Call Ronnie Torres at 514-3911 to reserve seats.

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Movies on the Plaza is kicking off another great summer of free outdoor films at Downtown Albuquerque’s Civic Plaza. The first two screenings will take place on Wednesdays in order to make room for Shakespeare on the Plaza and the Mariachi Spectacular Showcase Competition. On July 17 screenings will return to their regular Friday night slot for the remainder of summer. All films get underway at dusk. Some seating is available, or feel free to bring your own. Food trucks will be on site, and the event is dog friendly. Parking is available under Civic Plaza for a small fee. July’s family-friendly offerings include Jumanji (7/1), Jurassic Park (7/8), Frozen (7/17), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, (7/24) and Wreck-It Ralph (7/31). August brings with it The Princess Bride (8/7), Finding Nemo (8/14), Ghostbusters (8/21) and Toy Story (8/28). September closes out the summer with Raiders of the Lost Ark (9/4), Despicable Me (9/11), Chasing Ice (a special presentation with 516 arts for “HABITAT: Exploring Climate Change Through Art” on 9/18) and The Wizard of Oz (9/25). All screenings are subject to closure due to weather, of course.

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As a prelude to its seventh annual outing, the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is hosting a summer film series to “excite and delight” audiences with free screenings, special guests and one-of-a-kind events. This Friday, July 3, at the CCA Cinematheque (1050 Old Pecos Trail), SFIFF is hosting a screening of this year’s Sundance Film Festival fave The Overnight. This adult comedy stars Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation”) and Taylor Schilling (“Orange Is the New Black”) as a married couple who accept an invite to an increasingly bizarre dinner party hosted by a stranger (Jason Schwartzman, Rushmore). The screening begins at 7:30pm and will be followed by a Skype Q&A with director Patrick Brice. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8.50 seniors, $8 members and $7 student/senior members. For more info on upcoming SFIFF events, go to
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