Mixed Me­dia

Pasatiempo - - PASATIEMPO -

The 16th an­nual Santa Fe Film Fes­ti­val

The 16th an­nual Santa Fe Film Fes­ti­val launches on Wed­nes­day, Dec. 7, and con­tin­ues through Dec. 11, with screen­ings and spe­cial events hap­pen­ing all over town. This year’s fes­ti­val high­lights Latin Amer­i­can films, art doc­u­men­taries, and Na­tive cinema and in­cludes dis­cus­sion pan­els, work­shops, and more. The fes­ti­val opens at the Jean Cocteau Cinema (418 Montezuma St.) with a 7 p.m. screen­ing of film­maker Mag­gie Green­wald’s So­phie and the Ris­ing Sun with actor Takashi Ya­m­aguchi (Let­ters From Iwo Jima), who will be in at­ten­dance for an au­di­ence Q&A af­ter the film. The screen­ing fol­lows a re­cep­tion for fes­ti­val passh­old­ers at the Ger­ard Vachez Gallery (418 Montezuma, next to the Jean Cocteau) at 5 p.m. The gallery is show­ing Faces of Film, an ex­hibit of artist Grant Kosh’s por­traits of leg­ends of the sil­ver screen. An open­ing-night party at Cow­girl BBQ (319 S. Guadalupe St.) starts at 9 p.m. and fea­tures the mu­sic of Golden Gen­eral and the Fele­cia Ford Band ($10 cover for non-passh­old­ers).

Screen­ings con­tinue at 1 p.m. on Thurs­day, Dec. 8, at the Jean Cocteau with Tadashi Naka­mura’s film Mele Mu­rals, show­ing with the doc­u­men­tary short Arc­tic: Change at the Top of the World. A shorts pro­gram, Love Is Strange, screens at 1 p.m. at the Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts. Also show­ing at CCA on Thurs­day is Prison Dogs, along with the shorts The Gath­er­ing and Patarei Prison ,at 3 p.m., and a Na­tive Shorts pro­gram at 5:30 p.m. that in­cludes the films Un Jour, The Hero Pose, How to Steal a Ca­noe, and more. Fri­day’s screen­ings in­clude the doc­u­men­tary The Lost City of Ce­cil B.

DeMille along with the short A Done Deal, both show­ing at 1 p.m. at the Jean Cocteau; The Other Kids with the short Towed at 3 p.m. at CCA; and the doc­u­men­tary A Dan­ger­ous Idea, show­ing at The Screen at 6 p.m. with the short Hold on to You. Celebrity ap­pear­ances over the course of the fes­ti­val in­clude John Ben­jamin Hickey, Daphne Zu­niga, and Ju­lia Jones, all of whom ap­pear in the fes­ti­val film Search En­gines (show­ing at CCA at 8 p.m. on Satur­day, Dec. 10).

Also on Satur­day, Dec. 10, CCA is show­ing Art of the Prank, a doc­u­men­tary on me­dia hoaxer Joey Sk­aggs, and the short Get­ting Ed Laid at 1 p.m. The Jean Cocteau screens the drama Ken­sho at the Bed­fel­low at 1 p.m., and Domenica Cameron-Scors­ese’s com­edy Al­most Paris plays at 5 p.m. at The Screen with the short The Jone­ses. On Sun­day, Dec. 11, CCA is show­ing the Turk­ish drama My Mother’s

Wound at 3 p.m., Ri­d­ley Scott’s beloved 1991 crime drama Thelma & Louise plays at the Jean Cocteau at 5 p.m., and The Screen shows an LGBT shorts pro­gram that starts at 7 p.m. The Scot­tish Rite Cen­ter (463 Paseo de Per­alta) hosts a panel, “From Stage to the Screen,” at 1 p.m., fol­lowed by an act­ing work­shop with Ben­jamin Hickey. The an­nual awards cer­e­mony, also at the Scot­tish Rite Cen­ter, starts at 4 p.m. and hon­ors Santa Fe’s own Jon Bow­man — film critic, man­ager of the Jean Cocteau, and the fes­ti­val’s co-founder — who also served as its ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor for the first decade.

Tick­ets for in­di­vid­ual screen­ings are avail­able at the the­aters. All-ac­cess VIP passes ($299) are avail­able through the fes­ti­val web­site. For a com­plete sched­ule of screen­ings and events, visit www.santafe­film­fes­ti­val.com or call 505-216-6063. Look for next week’s Pasatiempo for more in-depth cov­er­age, in­clud­ing film re­views. — Michael Abatemarco

So­phie and the Ris­ing Sun

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.