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As new Executive Director of CCA, I will actively work with our Board, staff, programmers, and community, to reaffirm our commitment to promoting and serving contemporary artists and their ideas. We will continue to take an aggressive stance with regard to promoting the value of avant-garde art and cultural life in the South West. CCA seeks to encourage critical thinking in our programming and audiences, and to introduce artists to the possibilities of extending their use of media within our space, across a wide range of disciplines. We support and encourage the cultivation of artistic conversations from multiple perspectives to produce rich insights and raise critical awareness within our diverse audience base.
For a complete list of films and there showtimes contact Filip Celander 505.982.1338 x19 email@example.com
DEAR ZACHARY OPENS FRIDAY, JANUARY 9
After Kurt Kuenne's childhood friend Andrew Bagby is murdered, Kuenne interviews all of Bagby's friends, planning to make a documentary for Andrew's infant son Zachary. But there's a twisted wrinkle to this story: Andrew's likely murderer is the boy's mother. One of the most powerful documentaries in cinema history, this film has drawn comparisons to Errol Morris's groundbreaking THIN BLUE LINE and already is a cult item among critics and cinephiles. Unmissable.
(U.S., 2008, 95m, DVcam, Oscilloscope Pictures)
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MONSIEUR VERDOUX JANUARY 16 - 22
- ONE WEEK ONLY
Charlie Chaplin called this classic—yanked from distribution at the height of the Red Scare—the cleverest, most brilliant film of my career.” Nominated for the 1948 Academy Award® for Best Screenplay, and originating from a true story, this self-described “comedy of murders” was based on an idea by Orson Welles, and stars Chaplin as a charming man whose conceals the murderous hatred that's festered since he lost his job. Now restored, in a new 35mm print, this legendary, rarely screen film is one the New York Times says "you shouldn't miss."
(U.S., 1947, 124m, 35mm, The Film Desk)
WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS?
Directed by Pamela Tanner Boll (executive producer of BORN INTO BROTHELS) and acclaimed editor Nancy C. Kennedy (WHY WE FIGHT, THANK YOU AND GOODNIGHT), this film shows how female artists are balancing work and family. With interviews from both experts and women who are simultaneously creating and raising children—including Taos's Maye Torres—the film shows that, though feminism has made impressive strides in the plight of women, many are still forced to choose between careers and motherhood.
(U.S., 2008, 73m, video, Artistic License)
THE ACCIDENTAL ADVOCATE ONE SHOW ONLY JANUARY 14
Director Jessica Gerstle in person!!
When Claude Gerstle, a surgeon and athlete, suffers a tragic bicycle accident that leaves him paralyzed from the neck down, he and his daughter Jessica discover hope in the politicized area of science called stem cells. In this wheelchair odyssey, a father and daughter track down the thinkers, the politicians, the crusaders and the naysayers in an effort to understand both the science and the political ramifications of this possible cure. (U.S., 2008, 90m, video)
AFRICAN EFFECT JANUARY 30 - FEBRUARY 12
Lessons we can learn from Africa and the African Diaspora:
Truth, reconciliation and power of the people in Rwanda and Liberia • revisiting Mumia Abu Jamal and the American judicial system • classic films by Ousmane Sembene • the Sundance-winning drama Ballast • behind the scenes of Youssou Ndour's Egypt • and more
Special guests: Atema Eclai (Kenya, conflict resolution/human rights expert), Samba Gadjigo (Senegal, filmmaker and biographer of Ousmane Sembene), Bill Saa (Liberia, from the peacemaking organization Everyday Gandhis)
SITE Santa Fe Young Curator Exhibition Change
Opening Reception: Friday, January 23, 5 - 7pm
Muñoz Waxman Gallery
CHANGE is inspired by the changes that occur everyday: the development in our community, revolutions in government and politics, and transformations in the environment. In addition to the juried portion of the show, the exhibition includes ten 4 x 8 foot panels that have infiltrated the Santa Fe community. A broad cross-section of participants shares their views on the concept of change through painting, drawing, collage, and text. Some of the panel locations include Desert Academy, Monte del Sol High School, the Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe Youth Shelters and Family Services, and Warehouse 21. Involving the community is an essential component of the exhibition and a blank panel will be available so visitors to the exhibition can participate as well.
MONTE DEL SOL CHARTER SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL EXHIBITIONS
FEBRUARY 6 thru 20
Reception Friday, February 6, 5-9
ANCESTRAL GROAN ORCHESTRA
The Ancestral Groan Liberation Orchestra is a collective of musicians who gather to explore and instigate unorthodox methods of music making, which include graphic and text scores by composers such as Christian Wolff, John Cage, and John Zorn; and compositions and improvisational/theatrical systems prepared by the collective members.
On January 30 and 31 the Orchestra will perform two nights of compositions by Philip Mantione, Martin Back, Christian Wolff, John Cage, John Zorn, David Dunn and more in order to raise money for a new P.A. system for CCA.
Bring new ears, leave your musical expectations at the door and liberate yourself!
$5-$20 suggested donation.
EDWINA WHITE FEBRUARY 6 - 25
Edwina White's delicate drawings on found vintage papers of menus and books, etc. are often enhanced with collage and text and present multiple narratives. Her whimsical escapades are built from memory and injected with gentle, often wry humor. Her subjects are distinctive in character, melding classical elements of expression and detail with a raw modern sensibility.
Born in Sydney, Australia, Edwina White graduated in Visual Communications, following a spell at Brighton University, England. Her drawings, installations and animations have been exhibited in the United States, Australia and the UK
CHE STARTS FEBRUARY 13
"Nothing if not the film of the year." –L.A. Weekly
Winner, best actor, Cannes Festival of Film
Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh (TRAFFIC, OCEAN'S ELEVEN, ERIN BROKOVICH) tackles one of the 20th century's most compelling heroes in this riveting, two-film biography. It begins November 26, 1956 as Fidel Castro leads a band of 80 rebels, including the Argentine physician Che Guevara (Oscar winner Benicio del Toro), to Cuba. Fueled only by determination, the group engages in swift, bloody battle to free the Cuban people from the corrupt dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. A hero to many, the controversial Che disappears at the height of his fame and power, entering South America incognito, recruiting another band of guerilla fighters and beginning a mission, in the harsh Bolivian jungles, to spark revolution throughout Latin America.