Reel World: Kimo Screens, New Mexico Film Foundation Mixes It Up, 48 Hour Project Teams Up.

Kimo Cinema

Devin D. O'Leary
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Albuquerque’s historic KiMo Theatre (423 Central NE) is getting into the season with a summer of incredible films on the silver screen. Between beloved horror films, classic dramas and favorite action films, KiMo’s got a little something for everyone.

By way of example, Friday Fright Nights returns to KiMo with another edition of Sci-Fi Second Takes. This one will feature the 1951 classic
The Thing from Another World, in which a group of Arctic scientists battle a frozen outer space monster. It will be screened Friday, June 26, at 6 and 8:30pm. Come back on Friday, July 3, and you’ll be able to catch the “second take”—director John Carpenter’s gory 1982 remake, The Thing. That will also be screened at 6 and 8:30pm.

On Saturday, June 27, KiMo pays tribute to great films with a screening of Orson Welles’ 1941 classic of classics,
Citizen Kane, in which the famed director/actor not-so-subtly criticizes the life of media mogul William Randolph Hearst. The film will screen at 3 and 6pm.

Starting Wednesday, July 1, KiMo will revisit the ‘90s Batman films, starting with Tim Burton’s smash 1989 hit
Batman. The film will play at 3 and 7pm. That will be followed, of course, by 1992’s Batman Returns (July 15), 1995’s Batman Forever (July 22) and 1997’s Batman and Robin (Aug. 5). You can get a pass for all four films for $30 (general admission) or $22 (student/senior). Single ticket prices for any of the Batman films (or Citizen Kane or The Thing films) will run $8 general admission and $6 for students and seniors. Go to to get them in advance.

Reel World: Mix It Up Mix It Up

Directors, writers, producers, editors, cinematographers, SPFX makers, actors: It’s time to get together. The New Mexico Film Foundation, the New Mexico Post Alliance and New Mexico Women in Film are joining forces to host their first-ever Albuquerque Filmmaker Mixer. This event will take place at the new Rio Bravo Brewery (1912 Second Street NW) on Saturday, June 27, starting at 2pm. This is a great opportunity to meet-and-greet with some fellow New Mexico filmmakers. Have a bite to eat, grab a brew or two, and hobnob like there’s no tomorrow. This could be a prime opportunity for you to network with up-and-coming filmmakers just like you. This event is free to attend. There will be free food and a cash bar. For more info check out

Reel World: Short Time, Short Film Short Time, Short Film

Are you up for the challenge of writing, directing, editing and debuting a short film in only two days? You’ll be given a genre, a character, a prop and a line of dialogue. The rest is up to you. If this sounds like your cup of tea, you have until Wednesday, July 1, to assemble a crack team and catch the Early Bird registration of the 48 Hour Film Project. It’s $140 per team, and you can sign up by going to The 48 Hour Film Project will get underway on July 24 right here in Albuquerque (as well as dozens of other cities around the globe). Participants could win a grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016.
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