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.
Beginning with a Red Carpet Gala Event at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico’s premiere of Sweet Vengeance on October 19th will include an introduction and Q & A with Logan Miller and Noah Miller – who co-wrote the movie.
The film, directed by Logan Miller, stars Ed Harris, January Jones, Jason Isaacs, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Root and Jason Aldean.
“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.”
Sweetwater Cast: January Jones as Sarah, Ed Harris as Sheriff Jackson, Jason Isaacs as Prophet Josiah, featuring Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Root, Luce Rains, and Kathy Lampkin.
How sweet it is! Sweetwater is rolling in northern NM with a bustling cast & crew for the 25 day shoot. We’ll be on the lookout for extras casting for this production from Lorrie Latham and EG Casting.
Bruckheimer & Co. are back to put the NM wrap on TLR. After spending about a month away shooting in Utah, The Lone Ranger returns to the NM range scheduled to film through August!
The best show on television nabs emmy noms as the first of eight episodes in the can premiered to record numbers. The Breaking Bad fam. has checked out of their ABQ digs until this fall when the historic last episodes will take-up production again here in NM.
Conflicting news of The Odd Way Home shoot started coming in a few weeks ago, “it will shoot in NM”, “it won’t”, “Rumer Willis will star”, “that’s just a rumor”, etc., etc., well here are the first pics from the NM shoot, starring offspring of NM offspring Rumer Willis.
And finally local filmmakers kick a** with a hard earned Kickstarter success story! MAJOR KUDOS to the talented and determined minds behind Dead Billy!!! The New Mexico filmmakers raised $30K to produce their upcoming psychological thriller! CONGRATS!
Dozens of locals brave their bristles awaiting a call for The Lone Ranger, while Ed Harris and January Jones ready for their close-up in New Mexico.
The call for extras with substantial beards has been out for months. As the NM weather heats-up many Lone Ranger hopefuls have thrown in the towel and picked-up the razor. Those who remain at their grizzly best still have hope as the Extras Casting director for the shoot recently sent out word that TLR will resume filming in mid July through the end of August.
Elizabeth Gabel, the E&G of EG Casting, has also announced today that they will be casting for the upcoming Albuquerque shoot of Sweetwater starring Ed Harris and January Jones.
If you’re beard ready for July or if you’re interested in submitting for 1800′s Western Drama, Sweetwater, register or update your talent profile with EG Casting here.
Today: On the Roswell, NM set of The Rambler, Dermot Mulroney getting into the swing of things, bloodied at the hands of NM’s Own Vince McDaniel.
Now in post-production this full length feature has a ready and waiting audience, built-in from the avid fans/followers of the original short by Calvin Lee Reeder.
Mañana: The fabled creature that is the impossibly perfect looking January Jones is just weeks away from co-starring with John McCain AKA the incomparable Ed Harris in this summer’s NM shoot of Sweetwater.
Yesterday: Indie dramedy, As Cool As I Am has been in the can for sometime now. The film starring Claire Danes, James Marsden, Sarah Bolger, Thomas Mann and PETER FONDA, shot in NM last summer. Here are a some stills from the Identity Films production awaiting distribution…
Many started to speculate about a Mad Men hiatus when Don Draper, nay that really handsome guy, Jon Hamm was spotted sporting the Grizzly Adams look.
Now we know that his Mad co-star January Jones will be at work right here in New Mexico come July.
Last week Deadline confirmed that Jones will join Ed Harris in the 1800’s Western Drama, Sweetwater.
Harris has previous experience with the film’s directors, Logan and Noah Miller with whom he starred in their original film, Touching Home. The star is also no stranger to NM, with his recent turn as John McCain in HBO’s political drama, Game Change.
Sweetwater is the story of a widow (Jones) who enlists the help of the town sheriff (Harris) to take revenge on the sheep ranchers who have murdered her husband.
Multiple sources are reporting that production is scheduled to begin in New Mexico in July.