ORIG­I­NAL RECIPE: THE SANTA FE FILM FES­TI­VAL

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The City Dif­fer­ent hosts its sec­ond ma­jor film fes­ti­val in as many months when the “orig­i­nal” Santa Fe Film Fes­ti­val be­gins Wed­nes­day, Dec. 2. Screen­ings, events, and par­ties con­tinue through Sun­day, Dec. 6. Now in its 15th con­sec­u­tive year, SFFF dates to the early 1980s. The first film event of the 2015 fes­ti­val is the off­beat doc­u­men­tary Red Car­pet Burn, at 4 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Jean Cocteau Cin­ema (418 Mon­tezuma Ave.), in which di­rec­tor Mark Steven Shep­herd at­tempts to turn un­known teens into overnight celebrity sen­sa­tions by cre­at­ing the right kind of stir at ma­jor awards shows. At 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Jean Cocteau is the stop-mo­tion fea­ture Ano­ma­l­isa from Char­lie Kauf­man (Be­ing John Malkovich, Eter­nal Sun­shine of the Spot­less Mind), pre­sented with Low/ Fi, a short film by Al­bu­querque’s Ale­jan­dro Mon­toya Marín. Thurs­day’s films in­clude the doc­u­men­taries Al­most Friends (4:30 p.m. at El Museo Cul­tural de Santa Fe, 555 Camino de la Fa­milia), about the re­la­tion­ship be­tween a re­li­gious Jew and a sec­u­lar Mus­lim in Is­rael, and Eco de la

Mon­taña (6 p.m. at Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts, 1050 Old Pe­cos Trail), about the Wixárika artist San­tos de la Torre. A great many of this year’s films deal with themes of war, mem­ory, and prospects for peace. Leg­endary Amer­i­can di­rec­tor Peter Bog­danovich (Pa­per Moon, The Last

Pic­ture Show) re­ceives a Life­time Achieve­ment Award at the Scot­tish Rite Cen­ter at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6. All-ac­cess passes to the Santa Fe Film Fes­ti­val are $275 be­fore Dec. 1 and $300 af­ter. In­di­vid­ual movies are $12 to $15, with spe­cial pric­ing for some screen­ings and events. For a com­plete sched­ule and to pur­chase tick­ets, visit www.santafe­film­fes­ti­val.com or call 505-988-7414. Tick­ets for in­di­vid­ual films are also avail­able at each venue. — Jen­nifer Levin

All ears: Ano­ma­l­isa, at Jean Cocteau Cin­ema

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