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AND EV­ERY­THING IS GO­ING FINE By the end of his life in 2004, Spald­ing Gray had amassed a glowing crit­i­cal rep­u­ta­tion and an ador­ing fan base; now di­rec­tor Steven Soder­bergh has cre­ated a bi­og­ra­phy of Gray told mem­oir-style, in Gray’s own voice, through clips from per­for­mances, in­ter­views, and other footage, in­clud­ing con­ver­sa­tions with his fa­ther. And Ev­ery­thing Is Go­ing Fine is an homage for se­ri­ous Gray fans as well as a tan­ta­liz­ing primer for novices just dis­cov­er­ing his work. Not rated. 89 min­utes. CCA Cine­math­eque, Santa Fe. ( Jen­nifer Levin)

See re­view, Page 48. DRIVE AN­GRY This Os­car week­end, why not treat your­self to Academy Award win­ner Ni­co­las Cage’s lat­est film? He plays a dead man who es­capes from hell when his grand­daugh­ter is kid­napped by a de­mon-wor­ship­ping cult. Armed only with an ex­haus­tive sup­ply of guns and mus­cle cars and with a foxy lady (Am­ber Heard) rid­ing shot­gun, he goes af­ter the cult while out­run­ning the forces of Satan. Roger Cor­man would be proud. Rated R. 104 min­utes. Screens in 3-D only at Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe;

Dream­Catcher, Española. Screens in 2-D only at Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Not re­viewed)

HALL PASS The Far­relly brothers re­turn with their first film since 2007’s The Heart­break Kid. Owen Wil­son and Ja­son Sudeikis play men whose wives grant them a week off from mar­riage to pur­sue other women. Sex­ual mis­ad­ven­tures and af­fir­ma­tion of these guys’ lame­ness fol­low. Rated R. 98 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Española; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Not re­viewed)

MY DOG TULIP Bri­tish writer J.R. Ack­er­ley con­sid­ered the 15 years that he spent with his fe­male Al­sa­tian dog the hap­pi­est years of this life. In this an­i­mated fea­ture, we come to un­der­stand that this er­ratic, un­ruly dog gave pur­pose and com­pan­ion­ship to the aging writer, some­thing he had never be­fore ex­pe­ri­enced. The ap­peal of this charm­ing, if oc­ca­sion­ally mo­rose, film lies in its abil­ity to give quick-sketch il­lus­tra­tions of Ack­er­ley’s lively prose, which is read in a stately fash­ion by nar­ra­tor Christo­pher Plum­mer. Not rated but not for chil­dren. 82 min­utes. The Screen, Santa Fe. (Casey Sanchez) See re­view, Page 48.

PER­FOR­MANCE AT THE SCREEN The se­ries of high-def­i­ni­tion screen­ings of per­for­mances from afar con­tin­ues with Verdi’s Rigo­letto, taped live in the streets and palaces of Man­tua. Plá­cido Domingo stars in the ti­tle role. 12:30 p.m., Sun­day, Feb. 27, only.

The Screen, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

TA­HAAN Santosh Si­van ( Be­fore the Rains) takes his time get­ting go­ing with his story of a lit­tle boy, his don­key, a miss­ing fa­ther, money­len­ders, sol­diers, ter­ror­ists, and a hand grenade; but pa­tience pays off, and once the movie picks up steam it tells a tale that is both sim­ple and sus­pense­ful, de­spite some lack of pol­ish and some loose ends. Beau­ti­ful im­ages of ru­ral Kashmir and a lik­able cast en­hance this story of a child’s in­no­cence in a cor­rupt­ing and vi­o­lent world. An In­dian film that owes more to Ira­nian cin­ema than to Bol­ly­wood. Not rated. 95 min­utes. In Hindi with sub­ti­tles. The Screen, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards)


In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the rock ’ n’ roll ex­plo­sion gave way to the gen­tle strum­ming of the singer-song­writer, and a lot of the mu­sic was played in Los An­ge­les’ Trou­ba­dour club. This doc­u­men­tary looks at the rise of that scene and in­cludes in­ter­views with and archival footage of artists such as Ca­role King, Jack­son Browne, and Joni Mitchell. Rec­om­mended for any­one who’s seen fire and rain and sunny days that they thought would never end. Not rated. 91 min­utes. Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

CCA Cine­math­eque,

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