V.28 No.46 | 11/14/2019
No Safe Spaces
Conservatives cry over “cancel culture”
If you’re terribly saddened by the idea of Ben Shapiro, Milo Yiannopoulos and the like not being allowed to host rallies for their drinking-age fanboys on a campus near you, No Safe Spaces is the film for you.
Now We’re Cooking
Check out Soufra, The Mesopotamian Tale in Performance and the Furry Burque Film Festival. And the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is now accepting submissions for next year's event.
V.28 No.45 | 11/7/2019
Pain & Glory
Celebrated Spanish filmmaker offers “autofictional” story of celebrated Spanish filmmaker
Inward-looking and overwhelmingly elegiac in nature, Almodóvar’s Pain & Glory still manages to feel more like a life-affirming wake than a glum funeral—offering at least as much glory as pain.
Pretty Fly For a White Guy
Check out the International Fly Fishing Film Festival, Indigipop X free preview night and Little. And maybe learn about your next job at the Film and Television Career Connection.
V.28 No.44 | 10/31/2019
Hitler was the funny one? Who knew?
Waititi’s gentle, big-hearted, humor-loving nature shines through from start to finish. If you can absorb the provocative joke at the center of it (Adolf Hitler as comic relief), Jojo Rabbit is a whole lot of wonderful in a very small package.
Get scared this week with the KiMo ghost tour and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth, The Shining and The Intruder.
V.28 No.43 | 10/24/2019
Documentaries of the Dead
This is a busy week with La Festividad de los Muertos, Noche de Animas, Reel Rock 14 Film Tour, the GRAL Brothers providing live musical scores to horror films, Corpse Bride, Psycho, the “Writing the Horror Movie" workshop and Horror Film Trivia Vol. III: The Final Reckoning.
V.28 No.42 | 10/17/2019
To bee, or not to bee: that is the question
Shot over the course of three years, Honeyland follows Hatidze Muratova, an older woman of Turkish descent who scratches out a living as a wild beekeeper, hiking dutifully up the cliffsides to capture wild honeybees and spirit them back to her traditional, cone-shaped beehives.
For some reason, October is film festival central. This week, in particular, is jammed full of them.
Kathy Griffin Comes Out
Scrap-happy comedian attends Way OUT West Gay & Lesbian Film Fest
Weekly Alibi spoke to Kathy Griffin prior to her Albuquerque visit about fickle fame, enduring humor, “the unshockable gays” and, of course, The Donald.
V.28 No.41 | 10/10/2019
“Revolutionary” origin story reimagines itself back into familiar territory
For all its hype about focusing solely on the Joker, for all its controversy-courting, for all its dogged insistence on ignoring DC Comics canon in order to spin its own “new” mythology, Joker adds next to nothing fresh or original.
This week you've gotta see Way OUT West, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, Hocus Pocus and Being Leonardo da Vinci: An Impossible Interview.
V.28 No.40 | 10/3/2019
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The War at Home
Filmmaker Glenn Silber’s Vietnam era protest documentary returns with scary relevance
What lessons can be gleaned by casting our collective memory back half a century? It’s a question that comes vividly to life watching The War at Home, a documentary co-produced and co-directed by Glenn Silber and Barry Alexander Brown and first released in 1979. Weekly Alibi took the opportunity to chat with Silber about his newly-restored film and its history.
Up, Up and Away
This week, there's Up, "Nuclear After Dark", Sudden Change and Wind Riders.
V.28 No.39 | 9/26/2019
Water you waiting for? Global documentary looks into, around and under the wet stuff.
Aquarela, the new documentary from Russian filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky, focuses on water in its various Earthly forms—frequently frozen and immobile, but occasionally raging and tropical.