October Events

Presidential Debate Watch Parties:

CANCELLED!!!

REEL NEW MEXICO FILM SCREENING
Thursday, October 11 at 7 p.m. at The Performance SpaceA romantic evening: “Missing You” and “Phoenix” On Thursday, October 11, Reel New Mexico screens two films by Albuquerque filmmakers. “Missing You,” a delightful feature-length romantic comedy, is by Phil Duran. “Phoenix,” the haunting coming-of-age short film that opens the program, is by Sarah Northrop, the editor of “Missing You.” The program starts at 7 p.m. at La Tienda Center in Eldorado.”Missing You” tells the charming story of Laura, who is beautiful, intelligent, fast approaching thirty, and has a plan for her life. However, Laura’s life plan requires that she find “the one,” and when the film opens that feat is still just a dream. Meanwhile, Rick, a handsome and successful young man about Laura’s age, struggles to understand women as he, too, searches for that special someone. Rick and Laura share similar interests, goals and desires, live in the same city, frequent the same establishments, even know some of the same people. Their paths cross time and again, but they keep missing one another. Will they ever meet? And if they do, what then?

Phil Duran, writer and director of “Missing You,” retired after twenty years from a career in law enforcement and began making films. One of his earlier works, “The Righteous and the Wicked,” is currently distributed on DVD by Lionsgate.

“Phoenix,” the short film that precedes “Missing You,” is a haunting tale about a boy coming of age in a post-apocalyptic world, who is torn between saving the life of his father and running away with a beautiful adventuress. It was forged during the Albuquerque 48-hour film project this July and marks the directorial debut of Sarah Northrop, who served as assistant director on “Missing You.” It was co-written by Northrop and Giuseppe Quinn, photographed by Craig Butler, and stars Phil Duran, Merritt Glover and Dylan Montoya.

Reel New Mexico screens films with a New Mexico connection, on the second Thursday of each month, at 7 p.m. in The Performance Space in La Tienda, off Avenida Vista Grande at 285. For a delightful evening, be sure to catch “Missing You” and “Phoenix” on October 11. A contribution of five dollars is suggested at the door. Directions to the venue are at www.reelnewmexico.com

Local Authors Reading

Please join us on Thursday, October 18 at 6:30 pm for a very special local authors’ event at The Performance Space.

The presenters are members of a writing group at the Ken and Patty Adam Senior Center and are sharing their memories, stories, and heart.

Suggested entry fee is $2

“My three daughters know little of my childhood years, the many places I lived while growing up, and of my maternal grandparents with their distinctive old-world culture. As I mine these almost forgotten remembrances I realize how much my world differed from theirs. It is for them that I write.” — AJ Melnick

Linda Alessi writes a monthly column “In my Time” for THE COOPPA Guardian newspaper in Florida. She writes human interest articles. She published in 2007, Flowers for Momma, her first novel. She is a member of two writing groups and continues to expand her horizons.

“I’ve an 8 year old granddaughter who lives in Louisiana with very conservative parents. In the event she ever gets a wild hair and wonders about her DNA I wrote down my stories so she’d have a reference for living on the edge.” — Vinaya

Upcoming Author Readings

The Lamy Project 

The next next installation of the Local Author Series will be THE LAMY PROJECT performed by members of the La Tienda Creative Writing Workshop under the direction of Sharon Houck Ross.

Come join us for stories set in the old train depot and the Pink Garter Saloon featuring Billy the Kid and Archbishop Lamy, a child ghost, a runaway bride, a restless Harvey girl who rides the rails searching for adventure — and more. Writers reading original short stories will be Sheila Ortega, Maureen O’Brien, Anna Philpot, and Tracey Mitchell. Thursday, September 20 at 6:30 PM in the Performance Space. Open to the public with a suggested donation of $2.00

The Chimpanzee Chronicles

CHIMPANZEES: spellbinding stories from behind the bars … An Afternoon of Unexpected Biography, Biology and Benevolence

A Sunday afternoon reading and talk about the lives of captive chimpanzees in New Mexico and around the globe Debra Rosenman, author of the forthcoming book The Chimpanzee Chronicles: stories revealing the heartache, grace, and truth about captive chimpanzees presents a preview of her book, along with special guest Laura Bonar, program director of Animal Protection of New Mexico’s Chimps-to-Sanctuary campaign, who will talk about the New Mexico chimpanzees in Alamogordo and how New Mexico’s grassroots efforts to help them has brought the United States closer to ending the use of chimpanzees in research.

Sunday Afternoon, September 23

Sweet and Savory Treats

2 PM at the Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado

Upcoming Events April 10 – April 21

Tuesday, April 10 at 6 pm:  Organizing for America meeting

Wednesday, April 11 at 7 pm:  PRC Candidate Forum

Thursday, April 12 at 7 pm:  REEL New Mexico presents “Shakespeare Behind Bars”

The film, produced by Jilann Spitzmiller and written and directed by Hank Rogerson, bothSanta   Feresidents, is a documentary feature that follows a year-long rehearsal and presentation of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” by inmates of aKentuckyprison.

Hailed as “tremendously moving,” the film tells an extraordinary story about the creative process and the power of art to heal. It was a Sundance official selection and has won awards, including “Best in Show” and “Best Documentary” in ten additional festivals. “By the end of this film, you couldn’t imagine Shakespeare performed anywhere else,” wrote the TV Guide reviewer.

As an important part of the Reel New Mexico Independent Film Series, filmmakers representing films shown will discuss and answer questions about their work following the screenings. Jillian Spitzmiller and/or Hank Rogerson will be on hand to discuss the making of “Shakespeare Behind Bars.” The two founded Philomath Films in 1992 and have been working together ever since.

Friday, April 13 at 8 pm:  Play it Loud DJ Dance Party

Saturday, April 14 from 9 am to 4 pm:  Wordharvest Writing Workshop

Tuesday, April 17 at 6 PM: Eldorado Arts and Crafts Association Meeting

Wednesday, April 18:  Local Authors Series presents Aspiring Youth Authors

Thursday, April 19 at 6 pm:  Foster and Kimberly Gambel

Friday, April 20 at 6 pm:  Screening of “Thrive: What on earth will it take?” followed by a discussion with Foster and Kimberly Gambel

Saturday, April 21 from 9 am to 4 pm:  Wordharvest Writing Workshop

 

Upcoming Events

This week, we have politics, live music and literature.  The first two events are free.  The authors series is $2.

 

Tuesday, Decmeber 13 at 6:30 pm, join Eldorado area Democrats to discuss and organize efforts for the upcoming election.

Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30 pm, join us for the Eldorado Elementary School Choir holiday performance.  The choir will be accompanied by the Marimba band for some songs.

Thursday, December 15 at 6:30 pm, The Performance Space presents the Local Authors Series.  Join us for readings by six aspiring authors.