“Sweetwater,” which was shot at the end of last summer, is the first feature film Jones worked on following the birth of her son. It also includes her first topless scene in a film. At one moment during her murderous rampage, she is quietly bathing in a river, her bare back seen from behind. As two villainous thugs approach, thinking they have her in a vulnerable position, Jones turns with both guns drawn. And she shoots them down too.
“I’d just stopped nursing and I think modesty just kind of flies out the window sometimes when you’re a mom, and I was like, whatever,” she said of deciding to do the scene. “Also, that scene in particular when I read the script was so … amusing to me, I couldn’t not do it. I’ve never seen a scene like that in a movie when you think a woman is just swimming in a river and you realize she’s using her sexuality to lure these men in and then turns around and blows them away. And that’s pretty awesome.
“There were certain times in my career where I felt, ‘I don’t really need to do that.’ But then, I’m a human being, I change my mind,” she added. “I might change my mind when there’s a theater full of people watching it, with my parents.”
Santa Fe, NM – Tickets are now on sale for the Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival for the 5 day fest, Wednesday, October 17th through Sunday, October 21st. All Festival passes and day passes can be purchased through the Lensic box office or ticketssantafe.org. Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will feature 80 films over 5 days and nights, host 20 filmmaker forums/workshops, Awards Ceremonies, VIP Events, a Filmmakers’ Brunch and 6 After-parties at the hottest venues in Santa Fe. Full schedule can be seen at Santafeiff.com.
Santa Fe IFF kicks off the festival with the New Mexico premiere of BLESS ME, ULTIMA. based on the iconic novel by beloved New Mexico Author RUDOLFO ANAYA. It closes on Sunday evening, October 21st at The Lensic Performing Arts Center with the New Mexican premiere of best-selling Author JUDY BLUME’s TIGER EYES directed by her son Lawrence Blume. “Shot in state and featuring charismatic performances from both Russell Means and son Tatanka, Lawrence Blume’s TIGER EYES – based on the classic teen novel by his mom Judy Blume – stars “Gossip Girl” WILLA HOLLAND as Davey, the teenager hurled into growing up after her father is murdered and mom relocates her and her younger brother from Atlantic City to Los Alamos, New Mexico.” ( Lauren Wissot Filmmaker Magazine and Santa Fe IFF Director of Programming) Judy and Lawrence will be in attendance and Judy Blume will sign her books after the premiere of TIGER EYES at the Lensic, The screening will be preceded by Santa Fe IFF’s Non-Juried Awards Ceremony hosted by GARY FARMER Santa Fe IFF’s Advisory Board Chair when TIGER EYES star TATANKA MEANS will be awarded the festival’s First Annual Tamalewood Award for his work in New Mexico. Judy and Lawrence Blume will also join Santa Fe IFF’s Screenwriting panel with RON BLOOMBERG (THREE’S COMPANY, ALL IN THE FAMILY) on Saturday, October 20th at 4 p.m. at Warehouse21.
Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival relies on the generous support ofsponsors andcorporate partnerships to help fund the 4th Annual Film Festival. A special thanks to this years committed sponsors: (media partner) Hutton Broadcasting; (official sponsors) Inn and Spa at Loretto,Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa, Studio X, Hotel Santa Fe, Lensic, Warehouse 21; (community sponsors) HDNM, ,La Posada de Santa Fe Resort, Garrett’s Desert Inn, San Francisco Bar & Grill, Zia Diner, Cowgirl BBQ, Flying Star, Ore House at Milagro, Santa Fe Studios, IATSE Local 480, Santa Fe Studios, Garson Studios, Albuquerque Studios, Whole Foods; (signature sponsors) Tamalewood, High Desert Digital, Meow Wolf, Fred Ray Lopez of Santa Fe Tinworks; (contributing partners) Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Southwest CARE Center, Quail Run, KUNM, Hinkle Law Firm, Farm to Restaurant New Mexico, Winds of Choice Chiropractic Healing; (festival partners) Ace Hardware, Century Bank, Image Ratio, One Mind Design.
Other partners include: Santa Fe County, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Kindle Project, and McCune Foundation.
About the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival was founded four years ago by local filmmakers to bring the best of independent film to Santa Fe and reignite the historic love affair between Santa Fe and Film. 2012 marks the fourth year of Santa IFF’s all volunteer organization offering a growing festival for independent film, filmmakers and film lovers. Santa Fe IFF is dedicated to the economic development of our city and New Mexico film. Santa Fe IFF is committed to attracting a growing number of people who make and love films from all over the world to join this year’s Fest to enjoy independent films and the unique charm of Santa Fe.The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival continues its mission in exhibiting the best of independent film to diverse audiences, creating educational opportunities, and building community partnerships.
A second showing is now scheduled for Sunday, July 29, 2 p.m.
1600 St. Michaels Drive
(on the Santa Fe University of Art and Design campus)
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Get all the behind-the-scenes scoop during the Q & A session with the filmmaker, Cristina McCandless following the 75 minute screening.
“From Zimbabwe to Santa Fe,” by local filmmaker Cristina McCandless, chronicles the lives of three Zimbabwean women who take us along for the ride when they venture forth to sell their baskets at the world’s largest folk art market…yes, Santa Fe’s folk art market.
But, the film isn’t about The Market – It’s about these uniquely appealing heroines who stretch beyond their personal and cultural boundaries as they reach for a better life. Their creativity, persistence and humor in the face of the unexpected twists and turns along the road, inspire us to rethink our own notions of sustainability, success and prosperity.
This documentary, filmed in partnership with two rural Zimbabwean villages and sanctioned by the country’s arts and culture leadership, offers us a violence-free, victim-free, feel-good immersion into every-day village life in Africa’s southern hemisphere.
“From Zimbabwe to Santa Fe” recently screened at the Riverside International Film Festival where it won the Audience Favorite and Jurors Best Documentary awards. The film is a New Mexico Film Office New Visions Contract Award Winner and a “mentored” project of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Producers Academy.
Tix: $8.50 to $10.00, advance ticket purchase recommended, (505) 473-6494
For more info. contact Cristina McCandless at firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE 6/27/12 THAT’S A WRAP: The first half, of the two part production of fifth and final season of Breaking Bad has wrapped in Albuquerque tonight. The stage goes dim until this fall when cast & crew head back in for the grande finale.
The first half of the Fifth&Final season premieres July 15, and the last eight episodes will air in the summer of 2013.
While burgeoning NM hit series, Longmire aired tonight on A&E, AMC global phenom, Breaking Bad held its Season Five premiere event in Albuquerque.
Renowned for their epic wrap parties, the Breaking Bad cast turned out in force for this premiere, while Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul showed in costume, this year as cucarachas?
The film, starring Holly Hunter, follows Dutch twin sisters who travel to America to look for their long-lost mother, played by Hunter. The siblings are played by real-life sisters Carice van Houten (Blackbook) and Jelka van Houten (The Domino Effect).
Beumer, whose own sister is X-Men star Famke Janssen, is an established director of mainstream features in the Netherlands. Her last two films – the thriller Loft and the romantic comedy The Happy Housewife, the latter also starred Carice van Houten, were local box office hits.
Billy Shakespeare: Writer and director Deborah Voorhees calls her film, Billy Shakespeare a modern Shakespearean comedy.
The writer not only liberally uses the Bard’s improbable comic devices such as the love triangle, mistaken identity, and the disguised heroine but Voorhees also melds today’s conversational speak with Shakespeare’s elevated and often [bawdy] vernacular.
This contemporary comedy of errors seeks to answer: What if Shakespeare never lived in the 1500s but lived in L.A. today peddling his screenplays?
Renaissance and modern sensibilities clash when an all-male stage version of Macbeth and the misogynistic low-budget film The Taming of the Shrew open simultaneously. The combustion makes “The Bard” the most controversial screenwriter in Hollywood.
The all New Mexican staffed & cast film will premiere at The Misty Moon Gallery in London this May.
Contact writer, director, producer Deborah Voorhees, at email@example.com for more information about domestic screenings and distribution.
For upcoming “Acting for Film” workshops for students in Ruidoso and London contact: Voorhees Films
131 Cedar Crest, Nogal, NM 88341
The world is just days away from the grand, wide opening of NM’s Own Cowboys & Aliens…
OneHeadlightInk friend, soul sister, past life comrade and current Michigan State Professor, Dr. Laura Birou is one of the select few who’ve been privy to a screening at this year’s just wrapped Comic Con International Convention.
Here is what the good doctor has to say of the film in her very smart, special and concise way:
“…it is not of the same caliber of Iron Man. The Craig-Ford dynamic was wonderful. The Craig-Wilde dynamic, not so much. Rockwell was awesome, had some of the best lines. Script was under developed, a lot of holes.” – Dr. Laura
That’s Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte, up above it all right here in the Q! Fitting pic of the striking young star whose Emmy Award winning Albuquerque based series has just wrapped-up shooting the beyond highly anticipated fourth season.
Sure as the series is a GLOBAL phenomenon so are the cast and crew of this production with the locals. While on location the Breaking Bad clan are as impressive in life as they are on screen, whether mingling, promoting or benefiting the community – these stars shine bright!
YOU can feed your addiction need for the show in just a matter of weeks when the latest season rolls out, premiering July 17 on AMC.
If you haven’t caught the craving for the Cranston driven drama – Seasons 1-3 are available on DVD/Blueray and streaming on Netflix.
Straight outta the wrap party…HIGHlarious pics of the annually costumed co-stars Bryan Cranston & Aaron Paul via ABQ Studios own Robert Fox! Thank you for the pics Gentlemen!
BONUS: Bryan Cranston does stand-up then transforms into Walter White pre-season, LIVE & ON STAGE on The After After Party, late, late night talk show…
UPDATE 10/03/10: NM in the top TEN. As of this afternoon NM’s Own, Wholly NM film Let Me In comes in at #8 for the weekend Box Office take! Raking in ~$5,300,000 opening on just over 2,000 screens! Woot!
The headlining pasty white vamps, creepish villains and blood-let victims of our long chronicled Wholly New Mexico film Let Me In may not be ready to hit the red and yellow carpet, but a premiere party will go on for the local extras, cast & crew in Los Alamos today:
“The Overture film, “Let Me In” premiers at the Reel Deal Theater on Friday with two showings; one at 6:50 p.m. and the other at 9:15 p.m.
Los Alamos County will co-sponsor a “red carpet” premiere with the Reel Deal for “Let Me In,” which will features prizes and special giveaways.
The movie was filmed in Los Alamos nearly a year ago and features several local community members, including teens from the middle and high schools. Staff from the county’s film office will serve free cake and punch in the lobby before each showing and have giveaways from the movie distribution company, such as copies of the book that was the basis of the film “Let the Right One In,” plus free movie posters.
Not only was “Let Me In” filmed in Los Alamos, but the actual town in the movie is Los Alamos. Many local residents were hired as extras and some of the kids in the film are wearing their ‘Topper High School letter
jackets with LA emblazoned on them.
The film has received rave reviews on all fronts and the Internet movie site, Rotten Tomatoes, scored it the highest at 100 percent. Some of the locations included in the filming were the high school, Barranca Mesa, the culvert at the roundabout, Ashley Pond and the ice rink
Expect long lines and sold out shows so buy your tickets early and arrive at the theater well in advance of your show time.”