Poetry for the Ages: A Film Preview of “Shun Li and the Poet”

The cinematography in “Shun Li and the Poet” emphasizes how small Shun Li is in the world, but she retains an optimistic spirit and tells her son stories in letter form: she must be reunited with him. She works for him, not the sewing factory boss, not her Chinese bosses and not the taverna customers.

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December 5, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Cross-Pollinator: A Review of “David Bromberg: Unsung Treasure”

Sure, he’s been nominated for a Grammy, has over ten albums with his own band, and beat out Carlos Santana and Jerry Garcia for a BAMA, but don’t worry—you’ve never heard of him.

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Tales of Hoffman: A Preview of “Quartet”

Hoffman’s “Quartet,” is about an octogenarian opera diva that takes charge by refusing to sing. It is also about a distinguished actor that shows up for a movie and refuses to act.

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Transform: A Preview of “The Skin I’m In”

There is nothing subtle about “The Skin I’m In,” and that is exactly why you must see it. It is a creative, triumphant piece of documentary filmmaking on a singular subject: the life (so far) of Broderick Fox

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Passing the Baton: A Preview of Shorts Program I

In the 2012 Santa Fe Film Festival’s presentation of this trio of short films about honor and right of passage, an Afghan boy, an ousted Iranian Prime Minister and an adolescent Somali, search for a way to leave their mark on the world.

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Dare to Dream: A Film Preview of “The Sapphires”

“The Sapphires,” screening at the 2012 Santa Fe Film Festival, is a film about the healing power of music and four young girls who overcome politics to follow their vision of success.

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The Island We Live Upon: A Preview of “Nairobi Half Life”

“Nairobi Half Life” is an exciting, seamless, provocative, not-to-be-missed journey to reach an impossible Rocky-type goal.

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December 4, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Weaving Dreams: A Preview of “From Zimbabwe to Santa Fe”

This film is about hope, about unity, but most of all, about courage—the kind of courage that women from a remote, almost forgotten land show when they are presented with the opportunity to earn money to provide a better life for their families.

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Lies are Like an Umbrella: A Preview of “In Another Country”

In English, this playfully directed South Korean film is pleasing to the ears, easy on the eyes and unwinds with the leisure of a seaside holiday.

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December 2, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


FDR Confidential: A “Hyde Park on Hudson” Preview

It’s a widely known fact that FDR had a long-term love affair with Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd, Eleanor Roosevelt’s social secretary. However in “Hyde Park on Hudson,” screenwriter Richard Nelson brings to life a much more obscure tryst between President Roosevelt (played by Bill Murray) and his sixth cousin Margaret “Daisy” Suckley.

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November 30, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Hymenomycetes and Gasteromycetes: A Review of “Now, Forager”

“Now, Forager” gives a realistic view of the world of fine dinning and who we rely on for little bits of fancy feasting joy.

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November 29, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Bill Murray FDR Flick Highlights Santa Fe Film Fest Line-Up, Abq Journal

Bill Murray FDR Flick Highlights Santa Fe Film Fest Line-Up By Kathaleen Roberts / Journal Staff Writer on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 The 13th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival kicks off Dec. 6 with Bill Murray’s take on…

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