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Yeah the Environment!

Posted by on March 28, 2014 | No comments

WALTER WHITE FIRED FROM REAL ABQ HIGH SCHOOL copy

Tomorrow in Walter White’s neighborhood, in fact at the actual high school where the embattled science teacher was unceremoniously fired; Eldorado High School’s Eagle Earth and Reality Project, in partnership with Albuquerque Recycling Inc., will accept electronics for recycling.

Saturday, March 29
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
11300 Montgomery NE

The event page says, it “is intended to provide community members with an opportunity to bring their e-scrap for recycling at a convenient time and location.”

“It is very important for our students to take control of their own futures as well as the Earth’s…Proper recycling of electronic components translates into a healthier environment”, says real life Eldo. Science Department Chair, Eric Holmes.

Associate sponsors of the Eldorado event include the National Honors Society, Language Honors Societies, Key Club, DECA, Best Buddies, BSU, and FEA.

More from www.aps.edu:

One CRT monitor per car will be recycled for free. Additional CRT monitors and ALL CRT televisions cannot be accepted. Anyone needing to recycle older CRT televisions should take them to Best Buy Electronics. Best Buy is dedicated to recycling a large variety of electronics in a responsible way.

Electronics and other items accepted for recycling include: desktop computers, monitors, laptops, servers, printers, scanners, stereos, satellite equipment, rechargeable batteries, UPS batteries, phones, cell phones, cords and wire, computer keyboards and peripherals, ink and toner cartridges, palm pilots, lead acid batteries, motors, microwave ovens, cameras, computer game assemblies, CD and DVD players, CDs and DVDs, pots and pans, specialized electronic equipment and Christmas lights. For more information, visit the Albuquerque Recycling Inc. website here.

Thanks Daniel & Marius!

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Spaceport America Photo Op Tours

Posted by on March 26, 2014 | No comments

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Get your space exploration fix on at the world’s “first purpose-built commercial spaceport”, right here in our own backyard!

Cindy Bellelli Productions is hosting a spaceport tour with optional photo ops this Sunday.

Check out the Facebook event page here or contact Cindy to schedule:
575-740-2016
cindy.bellelli@gmail.com

Business owners and product developers make note – this is your chance to have your presence and/or product photographed at a global New Mexico draw! Call Cindy TODAY!

Virgin Galactic seeks businesses to supply Spaceport America – Las Cruces Sun News

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Mine That Bird movie stars stop in Ruidoso before Albuquerque premiere of 50 to 1

Posted by on March 18, 2014 | Comments Off

New Mexico Film 50 to 1 Mine That Bird

Before the stars of the New Mexico film, “50 TO 1” make their way to Albuquerque for tomorrow night’s WORLD PREMIERE, they will be at Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill at the Ruidoso Downs racetrack and Casino today.

The “50 TO 1” national tour bus will deliver producer Jim Wilson (Oscar®-winning producer of ‘Dances with Wolves’), actors; Skeet Ulrich (Jericho, ‘Scream,’ ‘As Good As It Gets’), Christian Kane (Leverage, ‘Friday Night Lights’), Todd Lowe (True Blood, ‘The Princess Diaries,’ Gilmore Girls) and Hugo Perez (‘Machete,’ ‘The Longshots’) to their Ruidoso appearance at 3:00p.m.

And the world wide web is watching – #50to1themovietour

‘50 to 1’ is based on the inspiring true story of New Mexico’s Own, Mine That Bird and the cowboy trainer and owners who became the ultimate underdogs in a showdown with the world’s racing elite at the 2009 Kentucky Derby. With 50 to 1 odds the team sets out to do the impossible.

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THE ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM PRESENTS: EVERYBODY’S NEIGHBOR: VIVIAN VANCE

Posted by on March 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Vivian Vance exhibit in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, NM– So many of us grew up watching I Love Lucy throughout the years, and we probably do our best to catch re-runs on TV whenever we get the chance. There is something about the nostalgia of it all that proves irresistible. But I bet that most of us never knew that one of this famous TV show’s beloved stars was actually an Albuquerque talent.

Everybody’s Neighbor: Vivian Vance features the history and popular culture of vaudeville star and actress Vivian Vance, who appeared regularly at Albuquerque Little Theater (ALT) and the KiMo. Vance, who spent part of her young adult life in Albuquerque, eventually won her most endearing role as Ethel Mertz on the TV situation comedy, I Love Lucy. The exhibition will be on view at the Albuquerque Museum from March 29, 2014 – January 31, 2015.

Vivian Roberta Jones, known as “Viv” to her friends and family, was born in 1909 in Cherryvale, Kansas. As a teenager she decided to pursue acting career, against the wishes of her religious mother, Mae. Vivian’s large family eventually moved to Albuquerque and Vivian and her husband Joe Danneck joined the Joneses. She found a job modeling clothes, but in 1930 she defiantly announced that she had landed a role in the racy vaudeville show, Cushman’s Revue, playing at the KiMo Theater. She traveled with the show, then returned to Albuquerque.

Under the guidance of ALT director Kathryn Kennedy O’Connor, Vivian appeared in the theater’s first two seasons. Convinced that she had potential, O’Connor and the theatre held a benefit in 1932 by selling tickets to The Trial of Mary Dugan. Critics raved, writing, “Whether Vivian Vance can make good in New York will be decided next month, but the Albuquerque actress…showed that she can make good before a hometown audience.” With the proceeds, O’Connor sent Vivian to New York to study under actress Eva Le Gallienne.

Soon Vivian started landing chorus roles, eventually graduating to supporting roles in Hooray for What! and Let’s Face it! with Danny Kaye and Eve Arden. In between productions Vivian returned to Albuquerque. Vivian always felt that she owed a debt of gratitude to the people of Albuquerque for supporting her early career, and returned often to appear at the ALT free of charge. By the early 1940s, Vivian was living in New York but had also purchased a small adobe ranch house in Cubero, west of Albuquerque near Grants.

Vivian then moved to California to work on film and theatre projects. While visiting the La Jolla Playhouse in 1951, Desilu Studios producer Desi Arnaz watched Vivian’s amazing performance as Olive Lashbrook in Voice of the Turtle. Convinced that she was perfect for the role of Ethel Mertz in I Love Lucy, Desi Arnaz brought Vivian into the studio for a surprise introduction to his wife and star of the show, Lucille Ball. Because of Vivian’s good looks, impeccable comedic timing and a street-smart sense of how to play to an audience, she shined throughout the run of I Love Lucy. The 1953 episodes brought her an Emmy® Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, with additional nominations in 1954, 1956, and 1957.

I Love Lucy secured Vivian Vance’s place in television history. After a wondrous career in theater, film and television, the accomplished actress passed away in 1979. Many of her family members still live in New Mexico, and her sister Lou Ann holds local comedy workshops. Their stories, awards, photographs, and memorabilia contribute greatly to the exhibition, celebrating a small-town girl who hit the big-time.

Public Programs

The Museum is excited to be offering the following programs based around the Everybody’s Neighbor: Vivian

Vance exhibition:

Public Opening: Everybody’s Neighbor: Vivian Vance
Saturday, March 29, 2014
2 – 5 p.m.

Programs will celebrate the life of Albuquerque resident and actress Vivian Vance, known for her role as Ethel Mertz on the sitcom I Love Lucy.

Music in the lobby from 2-5 p.m. by Swing Duo, featuring Cole Porter tunes sung by Vivian Vance. Enjoy a short montage of scenes from plays Vance appeared in, performed by the Vance Players, and introductory remarks by Henry Avery, Director of Albuquerque Little Theatre at 3 p.m. Get creative with an art activity in the Museum School from 2-4 p.m. Free event.

Performance: Vance Players
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
11 a.m.

Vivian Vance’s career included theatre performances at the Albuquerque Little Theatre, summer theatre festivals and Broadway. The Vance Players will perform a 30-minute montage of scenes from plays that featured Vance. Free program.

3rd Thursday: ABQ Ladies of Comedy
Thursday, May 15, 2014
5 – 8:30 p.m.

In honor of the Museum’s Vivian Vance exhibition, come celebrate Albuquerque’s current funny ladies. There will be performances by music comedy trio JeeZ LaWeeZ and local stand-up comediennes. This program is sponsored by Las Ventanas Homes.

Performance: Vance Players
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
11 a.m.

Vivian Vance’s career included theatre performances at the Albuquerque Little Theatre, summer theatre festivals and Broadway. The Vance Players will perform a 30-minute montage of scenes from plays that featured Vance. Free program.

The Albuquerque Museum and Casa San Ysidro is a division of the Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque, Richard J. Berry, Mayor. The Museum is located at 19th and Mountain Road NW (in Old Town);

505-243-7255 (311 locally, Relay NM or 711); www.cabq.gov/museum -or- www.albuquerquemuseum.org.

Casa San Ysidro is located at 973 Old Church Rd. in Corrales.

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Breaking Bad Fan Tour meet & greet this Sunday at the real “Los Pollos Hermanos” in Albuquerque

Posted by on March 14, 2014 | Comments Off

Breaking Bad Convention in Albuquerque

It’s official – The Unofficial Breaking Bad Fan Tour (UBBFT) will have an “BB Day” Meet and Greet at Twisters, 4257 Isleta Blvd, SW, this Sunday, March 16 from 4-6 PM.

Bring your camera, appetite, stories, and other Breaking Bad items you’d like to share with the group.

Check in on the group’s facebook page here to keep up with the list of BB cast members/staff appearing.

Season three’s “Duane Chow” and season’s 3-5 “Brock Cantillo” have already confirmed.

Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as your favorite Breaking Bad character!

The good times will be captured and posted on the Unofficial Breaking Bad Fan Tour Page!

The BreakingBadRVTours Bounder will be there too!!!

Breaking Bad RV Tours of Albuquerque Filming LocationsImage via Frank Sandoval featuring actor, Jason Sedillo

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ALMOST American Comedy Benefit

Posted by on March 7, 2014 | Comments Off

Almost American New Mexico TV Comedy Pilot Table Read

Friends of OHI, Dia and Allan Gaitirira will be participating in a table read for the new TV pilot, “Almost American”, alongside New Mexico’s own Steven Michael Quezada, Marc Yaffee, and more!

The evening of comedy will include ethnic food sampling, silent auction, and loads of FUN! Proceeds from this charity event will benefit Media Arts Collaborative Charter School.

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 18th
6pm-9pm

WHERE:
African American Performing Arts Center
310 San Pedro Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108 Buy

Get your tickets here!

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Rapture, Blister, Burn Opens Feb. 21 #NMSTAGE

Posted by on February 19, 2014 | Comments Off

New Mexico Stage Rapture Blister Burn

2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist – RAPTURE BLISTER BURN
by Gina Gionfriddo | Directed by Kristine Holtveldt

Featuring: Gail Gillock Spidle, Sheridan Johnson, Ryan Montenery, Jessica Osbourne and Sara Rosenthal.

The Story:

After grad school, Catherine pursued a career as a rockstar feminist academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children.

Decades later, each friend covets the others life. With searing insight and trademark wit, this new comedy takes a deep look at family, career, romance and the decisions that define a life.

Approximate run time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one intermission.

Aux Dog Rapture Blister Burn Company Bio

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Historic New Mexico Film – Salt of the Earth 60th Anniversary

Posted by on February 12, 2014 | Comments Off

Book your room at the famous Murray Hotel in Silver City, NM by Thursday February 13, 2014 for a special Salt of the Earth anniversary release rate!

Call 575-956-9400 now!

12x18 SOTE March 15-Flyer copy

Silver City, New Mexico – Women run over, kids hurling stones – in the Mideast? No, Grant Co. NM, 1951 – Fallout of the eventually victorious strike by the Ladies Auxiliary Local 890 which inspired the historic labor film, “Salt of the Earth”.

On Saturday March 15, 2014 The Real Miners of United Steel Workers District 12, “Salt of the Earth” Era Elders, AFSCME, and IATSE Film Workers Union, invite one and all to Silver City, New Mexico for the 60th anniversary of the “Salt of the Earth” film release – in recognition, celebration, and in the name of the continued struggle for justice for the American worker.

“Salt of the Earth” is based on the 1951 strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico involving Mexican-American workers, who struck to attain wage equality with Anglo workers in other mines and to be treated with dignity by management. “When an injunction prohibited [the miners] from picketing, the women – wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters – took the workers’ place on the line.”

Blacklisted for many years as being too inflammatory in exposing issues the Federal Government wanted suppressed, “Salt of the Earth” provides a moving example of community solidarity and the pivotal role of women in traditional families as well as their value in the workplace. The film was written, directed and produced by members of the original “Hollywood Ten,” who were blacklisted for refusing to answer Congressional inquiries on First Amendment grounds.

Summary of anniversary events in the birthplace of the actual incidents which spawned film:

9:45AM Bus transportation to EVENTS
Grant Co. Business Conference Center
3031 Hwy 180 E, Silver City, NM

10:00 AM – Coffee Reception, Union Hall in Bayard – light refreshments.

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Tour – Mining/strike & film history tour, includes Bayard & Hurley.

1:30 PM – Lunch (L890) Union Hall in Bayard.

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM WNMU Fine Arts:

  • Reception honoring remaining pioneers and their families – Foyer music & displays.
  • Action and support opportunities for today’s workers who continue to face issues of inequality.
  • Panel discussion moderated by Erica Willis, with surviving activists/family members, organized labor representatives, featured elected officials and scholars.
  • Visual historical exhibits.
  • Premiere Screening of “Silver City Dreaming”
  • Feature Screening: “Salt of the Earth”

Panelists and organizers are available for comment and/or interview.
For scheduling contact:
Miles D Conway, Communication/Mobilization
AFSCME Council 18
505-455-2853
mconway@afscme18.org

Joint the event page here, get alerts and RSVP here.

FREE tickets are available ALL over Grant County, NM. Click here for pick-up locations.

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New Mexico Film Industry Invite to Sundance Social

Posted by on January 14, 2014 | One comment

Shoot Santa Fe at Sundance Film Festival

The New Mexico film, Drunktown’s Finest will be featured at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, but that isn’t the only chance NM has a chance to shine in Park City!

Members of the New Mexico Film Industry are strongly encouraged to RSVP as a guest of Shoot Santa Fe for this free Sundance Film Festival mixer.

The Monday on Main Street reception is a chance for NM filmmakers to invite their guests & associates to mingle and exchange ideas and opportunities in the center of the country’s most revered independent film stage.

RSVP here!

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#NMFilm LONE SURVIVOR : Special Screening

Posted by on January 7, 2014 | 2 comments

New Mexico Film Lone Survivor sm

Join Cast, Crew and honored military guests for a special screening of the New Mexico Film, LONE SURVIVOR starring Mark Wahlberg.

There will be a post showing auction of film memorabilia to benefit the Lone Survivor Fund, in support of Veterans and military families.

Thursday
January 16, 2014
7pm – 11pm

The Lensic Theater
211 W San Francisco St.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

This screening and the auction are open to the public – the ample theater seating will be on a first come first served basis.

Please come out in celebration of New Mexico Film and in support and tribute to our Nation’s military.

Event page: New Mexico Cast & Crew Screening of Lone Survivor

Sponsored by: Shoot Santa Fe, IATSE 480, America Tent ABQ, OneHeadlightInk.com & New Mexico Filmmakers Give Back

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Santa Fe Music Alliance Holiday Fiesta

Posted by on December 3, 2013 | Comments Off

Santa Fe Music Alliance

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Picture of the day: Preview Days for Charity

Posted by on November 6, 2013 | Comments Off

New Mexico Imax Preview for Charity

NEXT WEEK: Preview the newest movie complex in ABQ and give to New Mexico Charities at the same time!

$2 MOVIES • $2 POPCORN • $2 SOFT DRINKS • $2 MOVIES • $2 POPCORN • $2 SOFT DRINKS

Click HERE for showtimes!

November 10-13: All Proceeds Go To Local Charities!!!

Sunday, Nov. 10 “Regal Sunday Fun Day” – benefiting NDI New Mexico

Monday, Nov. 11 “Regal Superheroes for a Cause” – benefiting Ronald McDonald House

Tuesday, Nov. 12 “Regal’s Recipe for Hope” – benefiting Roadrunner Food Bank

Wednesday, Nov. 13 “Reading, Writing & Regal” – benefiting Albuquerque Public Schools Foundation

Let all your friends and family know!

Tweet it, post it on Facebook, and Instagram it!!!

Copy & Paste this Shortlink:
http://wp.me/p1Zx3P-8Nm

Movies & show times here!

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The Voting Machine Ate My Ballot And NOW WHAT!?!? ABQ, NM

Posted by on November 4, 2013 | Comments Off

Event Flyer Kilstein

On Friday, November 15th, 2013 at 9pm at Art Bar by Catalyst Club (119 Gold St. SW) nationally recognized social commentarist, satirist and comedian Jamie Kilstein will bring his brand of politically irreverent comedy to Albuquerque. Jamie Kilstein will headline a fundraiser for the Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program (a nonprofit) as they gear up to select the 2nd Poet Laureate of Albuquerque in April of 2014.

Kilstein has been seen on The Conan O’Brien show, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, MSNBC’s Up with Chris, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Showtimes The Green Room, CNN’s The Joy Behar Show, The Paramount Comedy Channel in the UK, The BBC, The Comedy Channel in Australia, HBO Canada, and Showtime Comedy in the Middle East.

He co-hosts Citizen Radio with his partner Allison Kilkenny (The Nation, Huffington Post, Counterpunch & Alternet), a national podcast which has been praised by Janeane Garofalo, Noam Chomsky, Robin Williams. He and his co-host were named by The Nation Magazine as top “media heroes”. He was a Timeout Chicago, Sydney, New York and London’s Critics Pick. He has played the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House and opened for Bad Religion.

A former slam (performance) poet himself, Kilstein perform a headliner set at a $30/person fundraiser for the Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program that will feature an Albuquerque politics Daily Show-esque comedy sketch by local writers, poetry by funnyman poet Rich Boucher, and a dance party afterwards in the Art Bar by Catalyst Club (a bar nonprofit with a mission to support the creative economy in Albuquerque). Tickets can be purchased here.

Many elected officials and political luminaries are expected to be in attendance at this event to support the funding of the poet laureate position in Albuquerque for the second two-year term.

For interviews with Kilstein or inquiries about the event please contact Albuquerque’s Inaugural Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy at beyond.poetry @writeme.com or 505.750.7226.

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New Mexico Film Industry Town Hall Meeting in Silver City

Posted by on November 4, 2013 | Comments Off

Silver City New Mexico Film Industry Town Hall Meeting

The New Mexico State Film Office (NMFO) will host a Town Hall meeting in Silver City on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. This Town Hall follows a series of Town Hall meetings that took place in Las Cruces, Ruidoso, Roswell, Raton, Clovis and Carlsbad. Film Office Director Nick Maniatis will discuss the state of the film industry including future productions and opportunities available to New Mexico residents. The meetings are intended to provide an open forum for each community to share information about local activity such as educational programs and film related business as well as relaying any issues of concern.

Prior to each Town Hall meeting, participants will have an opportunity to have their headshot (photograph) taken by a representative of the film office which will be given to Extras Casting Directors in New Mexico. This opportunity is for informational purposes only and is not in response to a particular production.

The Silver City Town Hall will be held at the historic Silco Theater and will celebrate the first lighting of the recently installed marquee. The Silco Theater was built in 1923 and served Silver City for many years as a performance and movie theater. In January 2006, the Silver City MainStreet Project re-opened the theater and funds are now being raised to renovate the space into a movie theater again.

Following the Town Hall there will be a special screening of The Making of a Marquee (TRT – 15 minutes). This short documentary provides a brief history of the efforts leading to the installation of the Silver City MainStreet Project’s new Silco Theater marquee.

The Town Halls are free and open to all, including students, local filmmakers, businesses and the general public. The New Mexico State Film Office collaborates with local film liaisons, schools and chambers of commerce in conducting these events.

The schedule for Wednesday, November 13, 2013 is as follows:

Time: 6:00 PM

Location:
Silco Theater
311 N Bullard St.
Silver City, NM 88061

Phone: (575) 534-9005

Agenda:

6:00 pm – Headshots for casting directors

7:00 pm – Welcome and Introductions by George Dworin, Silver City Arts & Cultural District and Tourism Director

7:15 pm – State of the NM Film Industry by Director Nick Maniatis

7:30 pm – Recent Films in Grant County – Arlene Schadel

7:35 pm – Film Locations by Don Gray, NMFO contracted Locations Manager

7:40 pm – Q & A

8:00 pm – Special Screening of The Making of a Marquee

There is no RSVP necessary to attend any of the Town Hall meetings and surrounding communities are encouraged to participate in the discussion. The expected timeframe for the town hall is approximately two hours with Q&A.

For more information on the 2013 Film Industry Town Hall meetings contact Dirk Norris at 505-476-5671 or dirk@nmfilm.com.

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VincentPrice.com’s 1st Annual Halloween Night of Horror

Posted by on October 28, 2013 | Comments Off

Vincent Price Holloween Night of Horror for Santa Fe Film Festival

The Santa Fe Film Festival and VincentPrice.com present the 1st Annual Halloween Night of Horror, to be held on October 31st at the Jean Cocteau, starting at 6:30pm.

We will begin with a specially arranged screening of the original 1953 House of Wax in 3D Stereoscope!

Dress up as your favorite 1950′s Hollywood horror film character. There will be a Costume Contest with great prizes, and VIP judges.

PLUS, following the film we will have a Q+A with Victoria Price (Vincent’s daughter) and filmmaker Constantine Nasr.

Tickets are $30 ($15 for students) through the Jean Cocteau in person, or online at www.jeancocteaucinema.com.

All proceeds benefit the Santa Fe Film Festival, a non-profit organization.

Get Involved:

Be a part of the 14th annual Santa Fe Film Festival, happening May 1st – May 4th, 2014! We are gathering Volunteers, Sponsors and Presenters now.

Contact SFFF to get involved. info@santafefilmfestival.com » Read the full post

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Live Stream of Walter White’s “Funeral” in Albuquerque, NM

Posted by on October 19, 2013 | Comments Off

WWF YouTube Live

TICKETS STILL AVAIL. HERE.

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Video of the Day: Baby Blue, Blurts Edition

Posted by on October 18, 2013 | Comments Off

Albuquerque’s own “living room acoustic pop” band, The Blurts will be performing live at the post funeral reception tomorrow night.

Saturday evening, Baddies from far and wide are invited to pay their last respects to “Walter White” and the legacy of Breaking Bad in Albuquerque.

If you would like to learn more about the Walter White Endowment fund, benefiting Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH), visit WalterWhiteFuneral.org.

Tickets, merchandise and reception entry is still available. All proceeds go to AHCH – meeting the needs of Albuquerque homeless for over 25 years, by providing no cost healthcare to those most vulnerable in our community.

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#NMFilm “Sweet Vengeance” Gets Red Carpet Treatment in Santa Fe

Posted by on October 17, 2013 | Comments Off

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is pleased to present the Red Carpet Gala screening of the New Mexico-made film SWEETWATER on Friday October 18th, 7pm at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Writers and directors Logan and Noah Miller will be in attendance to introduce the picture and follow with Q&A. Sweet Vengeance is set against the magnificent New Mexico country side, directed by the Miller Brothers create a wonderful stylistic western starring January Jones and Ed Harris. In the late 1800′s, a beautiful former prostitute (January Jones) tries to build an honest life with her husband in the rugged plains of New Mexico. When she catches the eye of a sadistic and powerful religious leader (Jason Isaacs) her life is violently turned upside down. She embarks on a bloody course of vengeance with the assistance of a renegade sheriff (Ed Harris). Special private reception at Pippin Contemporary at 5 pm featuring the music of Nacha Mendez. Red Carpet Gala event starts at 6:30pm at Lensic Performing Arts Center. Tickets on sale now for all events www.ticketsantafe.org or call 505-988-1234.

Join Santa Fe independent Film Festival extravaganza with a Red Carpet event provided by IATSE local 480. After-party to follow at Kristin Johnson Fine Art with GROUPIES exhibition photos by Baron Wolman. Come Dressed as a groupies. The night ends with a dance-party at Rouge Cat.

Friday October 18th at 10:45 am SFIFF will feature the Tribeca Film Festival hit BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN, a spirited bluegrass soundtrack accompanies the turbulent relationship of Didier, a banjo-playing atheist, and Elise, a singing tattoo-artist with her own spirituality. When tragedy strikes, their love and beliefs are put to the test. A bluegrass band will play after the screening at CCA.

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Mission Statement
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is dedicated to bringing the best films the cinematic world has to offer to our thriving artistic community and growing audience. Our goal is to create a dialogue between filmmakers of diverse visions and cultures, to enrich our community through innovative experiences and economic opportunities, and to support a vibrant and sustainable filmmaking future in New Mexico by showcasing the latest talent in independent films both local and global.

Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival:

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival relies on the generous support of sponsors and corporate partnerships to help fund the 5th Annual Film Festival. A special thanks to this year’s committed sponsors: (official sponsors) McDowell Construction, Premier Distributing Company, Bishop’s Lodge and Resort, Inn and Spa at Loretto, Eldorado Hotel, Studio X, Kristin Johnson Fine Art & Ice House Music, Garrett’s Desert Inn, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, Warehouse 21, IATSE Local 480, The Santa Fe Reporter, Hutton Broadcasting, The Film School at SFUAD, Garson Studios, HDNM & Stepbridge Studios; (community sponsors) Buffalo Thunder Casino & Resort, Center for Contemporary Arts, Pippin Contemporary, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, EZTV Install, Dos Lunas Tequila,, High Desert Digital, San Francisco Bar & Grill, Palace Restaurant, Tanti Luce 221, Santa Fe Spirits.

Other funding provided by: Santa Fe Arts Commission, McCune Charitable Foundation, and Kindle Project. Partially funded by 1% Lodgers Tax.

via Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

SFIFF IATSE 480 NMFGB

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LIVE Screenplay Reading Casting – Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Posted by on October 11, 2013 | Comments Off

Up the River Native American Narrative casting voice talent

CASTING STAGED SCREENPLAY READING – ONLY 4 ROLES LEFT!!

SAG & Non-union ok.

Those interested can respond to us directly at :

MidthunderCasting @gmail.com

*please put the character name you fit in the subject line*

*submit headshots and resume’s UNDER 1 MEG*

There will not be auditions. We are casting off headshots and resumes.

We are currently casting a STAGED LIVE SCREENPLAY READING of the feature
film, UP THE RIVER, which will be directed by CHRIS EYRE (director: “FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS”, “LAW & ORDER SVU”) as an event for the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.

The performance will be held at the Jean Cocteau Theater in Santa Fe on:

Saturday, October 19 at 1pm with a rehearsal from 1-4 on Saturday, October 12

WES STUDI (actor: “HEAT”, “AVATAR”) is slated to play a lead role.

There is no pay for the reading or rehearsal – this is an event being put on by the SFIFF to showcase both the screenplay and actor talent.

THE ONLY ROLES WE ARE STILL CASTING:

[NARRATOR] Good character voice

[LT. WITHERS] 30′s, a Dudley Do-Right type of officer, Lt. Withers is part of the Royal British Infantry at Fort Cedrick. A good soldier who works under General Web…LEAD

[MARIA] 20′s – A young English/American woman, Maria is portly, literally a well rounded young woman. She’s the opposite of her sister, Selena, with whom she’s traveling through the New World. Maria terrifies Selena with her salacious tales of the brutality and sexuality of men, and though Maria makes a point of disdaining men, she’s obviously just waiting to get her hands on one..LEAD
*THIS CAN BE PLAYED BY A MAN OR WOMAN*

[SGT. HASTINGS] 20′s This British soldier under Lt. Withers is disguised as a Native American, per Withers’ plan. Insisting he be called by his “Indian” name (Wet Rain)… 2 speeches & 3 lines

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“Walter White” will be mourned and laid to rest in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Posted by on October 9, 2013 | One comment

Walter White Funeral Link and QR Code

On Saturday October 19, 2013, beginning with a procession near the location where Walter White met his fate on 2nd & Los Ranchos in Albuquerque, New Mexico…

Walter White mourners are invited to attend a final farewell to the man, the myth and the legend, at his final resting place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Services will take place at Sunset Memorial Park at 4:30pm. Breaking Bad set decorator Michael Flowers will deliver the eulogy. The Vernon’s Steakhouse Walter White funeral reception starts at 8:00pm. Attendance at both the funeral service and reception require payment with all proceeds going to the Vernon’s Steakhouse Walter White Endowment Fund at the Albuquerque Community Foundation benefiting Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH). Michael Baird, owner of Vernon’s Steakhouse states, “This is an enormous opportunity for the Albuquerque community to benefit again from the worldwide phenomenon of Breaking Bad. With this event and the creation of the Vernon’s Steakhouse Walter White Endowment Fund at the Albuquerque Community Foundation, Walter White’s legacy and final amends will have a positive impact on Albuquerque for many years to come.”

By participating in these events, in person and/or by purchasing items or making donations online, one is contributing to the awareness and prevention of the hardships afflicting so many in our City and contributing to the effort to help end it while ensuring a piece of the tumultuous, yet valuable legacy that Walter White leaves behind. It is hoped that the event will raise much needed funds to secure substance abuse services to people in Albuquerque who need them most. Here are some of the ways that the public can contribute:

Walter White Bracelets: $10.00 (plus S&H on national and international orders) Custom baby blue silicone bracelet imprinted with Walter White’s name.

Walter White Funeral Ticket and Bracelet: $20.00 Includes entrance to the funeral and a handful of earth to help bury Walter White, plus a custom baby blue silicone bracelet imprinted with Walter White’s name.

“Walter White has brought awareness to [Breaking Bad] viewers about the problems associated with drug abuse and homelessness. If his death can generate financial donations to combat drug abuse and homelessness in Bernalillo County, then Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless is a well deserving recipient of those proceeds” said Sheriff Dan Houston of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Departments.

AHCH works with more than 7,000 men, women and children experiencing homelessness every year – including those who are struggling with severe mental health and/or substance use disorders, as well as other illnesses.
According to Loyola Digital Advertising, the ad slots during the Breaking Bad finale cost anywhere from $300,000-$400,000 for a thirty-second time slot. For Albuquerque Heath Care for the Homeless, that amount of money would provide 12-months of free substance abuse services to approximately 70 people. The 12-months of care includes monthly medical clinic visits, monthly or more case manager visits, integrated behavioral health, and full dental care, as needed.


    To learn more about the cause and the services, join us for a press conference at 4:30pm on Thursday, October 17th at Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless, 1217 1st St., NW, on the corner of 1st & Menaul.

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