Reel World: Off Broadway Gets Jazzy, Dark Matters Needs Bodies, Movie Music At The Zoo, Desert Noir Looking For Castmembers

Jazz Rags

Devin D. O'Leary
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Late last month, the Off Broadway vintage clothing store and costume shop in Nob Hill paid tribute to an appearance by actress Tippi Hedren at the KiMo Theatre. They did so by turning the store’s display window into a fashion show inspired by Hedren’s iconic appearances in classic Alfred Hitchcock movies. Keeping on the cinematic tip, Off Broadway has now transformed their Central Ave. storefront into a salute to director Baz Luhrmann’s version of The Great Gatsby (hitting theaters this Friday, May 10). The display features authentic 1920s fashions inspired by the jazzy film. Check it out throughout May at 3110 Central SE.

Reel World: Volunteer For Darkness Volunteer For Darkness

Dark Matters Film Festival—the first cinematic showcase in New Mexico dedicated entirely to horror, science fiction, dark fantasy and black comedy—is on the hunt for volunteers. The festival will take place May 17-19 at Guild Cinema. Organizers are looking for people to help out as ushers, ticket-takers, program distributors, marketing volunteers and more. If you’re interested in getting involved, check out the festival on Facebook or send your info to

Reel World: Movie Tunes Movie Tunes

The Albuquerque Philharmonic will present an evening of film-related music at the Albuquerque Zoo on Saturday, May 11. Starting at 8 p.m., audiences will get to hear popular musical themes from Gone With the Wind, Mission: Impossible, Dr. Zhivago, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek, Jurassic Park and more. The evening ends with music from Star Wars, complete with a visit from stormtroopers and a “possible sighting of the villainous Darth Vader.” Ticket prices for this zoo concert are lawn seating $15 in advance, $20 at the gate; chair seating $35 in advance, $40 at the gate. Tickets are available though or by calling the New Mexico Philharmonic office at 323-4343.

Reel World: Killer Casting Killer Casting

Tranquilino Productions is casting for their upcoming feature film Big Mistake, which will begin production in June. The film is described as “a desert-noir film about a young bounty hunter who falls for a troublesome socialite.” The film will be shot in Albuquerque, June 8-23. The project is nonunion, but all role payments are negotiable depending on amount of days worked. An open casting call will take place at Sol Acting Academy (5500 San Mateo NE, Suite 114) on Saturday, May 11, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Applicants will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Actors are advised to bring headshots and resumes and to prepare a short monologue to perform during your audition. For a complete list of characters, head to the bulletin board at

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