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
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