Festivals and Screenings

Una Nueva Tierra Film Screening

Date: December 2, 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Boulevard NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120

Join the Open Space Visitor Center for a special screening of this important film. Filmmakers Jackie Munro & Jesse Fisher will be on hand after the film to take questions from the audience. “Una Nueva Tierra” is a documentary film set in the desert just outside of Albuquerque where a small community has formed off-grid living neighborhoods. This is a story about environmental justice and a culture that remains just out of view from mainstream society. Space is limited. Call 897-8831 to register.



Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival Screenings: Song of Songs and Intimate Grammar

Date: December 3 - 10
Time: 11am
Location: Center for Contemporary Arts

The Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival brings to Northern New Mexico films that inform and foster an understanding of Jewish culture, religion, history and/or identity. Our selections are an eclectic mix of award-winning documentaries, narrative first-run features, Israeli cinema and more, and represent some of the very best films playing the Jewish Film Festival circuit. Interviews with the film’s producer/director, facilitated discussions, and talks by experts create an added dimension, transforming simply “going to the movies” into a “movie going experience”. Our season starts in October and runs through April with films screened once every four to six weeks.




Santa Fe Film Festival Presents Baraka

Date: December 9
Time: 2pm
Location: Center for Contemporary Arts
Cost: $25

With images of 24 countries from six continents, shot over the course of 30 months, Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson’s film, featuring music by Michael Stearns, combines startling 70mm footage of the best and worst our world has to offer, “a guided meditation on humanity,” according to Fricke. The film is named for a Sufi word that translates roughly as "breath of life" or "blessing,” and it visits the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, the Ryoan-Ji temple in Kyoto, Lake Natron in Tanzania, burning oil fields in Kuwait, the smoldering precipice of an active volcano, a busy subway terminal, tribal celebrations of the Masai in Kenya, chanting monks in the Dip Tse Chok Ling monastery. Made in Santa Fe 25 years ago, it remains a classic. (U.S., 1992, 97m).