INDIVIDUAL FILM TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE THEATER SHOWING THE FILM
shown w/ One Eighty Out
“This is gonna be good. The true history of the sport we all love. Thank you True Grit Productions for making this.”
X-Games Gold medalist and freeskier, Tanner Hall
“Dog Days Of Winter is by far the most complete history of professional freestyle skiing to date. Insightful interviews melded seamlessly with classic vintage footage of the heroes of the birth of freestyle skiing. I was there as a ten year old kid watching it in awe. I loved it!”
Greg Stump, Ski Filmmaker, 1978 Junior National Amateur Freestyle Champion, 1979 North American Amateur Freestyle Champion
“What all the freestylers have now, this stage to compete in the Olympics and this whole format whether it’s too regulated or not, it’s all because of those guys.”
Olympic Gold Medalist, Jonny Moseley
“We didn’t want to be coined as racers or disciplined skiers, we were the free spirits of skiing at that time.”
Freestyle Pioneer, Wayne Wong
SCREENCRAFT PRESENTS: THE ART AND BUSINESS OF TELLING STORIES
Want to learn about the art of the business of screenwriting? This panel is for you! Join industry insiders as they explain the markets for film, television and new digital outlets how to craft stories that work for the business and will grab Hollywood’s attention. Join EMMY-Nominated writer Phil Augusta Jackson (KEY & PEELE, BROOKLYN 99), film executive producer and showrunner Tamara Chestna (THE ART OF MORE on Crackle), Circus Road Films’ Sebastian Twardosz (THE INSIDERS, WICHITA), and Talent and Literary Manager Brian Espinosa with Optimism Entertainment to discover what stories will help launch and sustain your career. This panel will be moderated by ScreenCraft Director of Education and Outreach, Emily Dell. She is also Executive Director of the ScreenCraft Writer’s Conference.
The Dekalog, Restored: a Short Film About Love
FILM 4 CHANGE PRESENTS: DOCUMENTING OUR WORLD
Truth is stranger than fiction and yet the truth shall set you free. Join these incredible documentarians as they share their stories, their struggles and their triumphs to bring perspectives and insights to the screen for all to see, learn and be inspired by the courage it takes to document and be documented even in the face of bullets. If you want to know about the front lines of life, this is your panel. Panelist: Victoria Greene (Forgotten Bayou), Oyd Craddock (Before the West Coast), Micki Dickoff (The Gathering), Joey Skaggs (The Art of the Prank) and Matt Millan (Stronger Than Bullets).
MEDITATION FOR CREATIVES WITH BRAD RAIDER
Join Brad Raider, writer/director of Kensho at the Bedfellow for an intimate discussion about meditation and the filmmaker/artist experience.A group meditation will follow the discussion prior to the film’s screening at 1pm. Brad’s work as a teacher, filmmaker, and theatre artist is rooted in a deep fascination with consciousness expansion and its practical integration with daily life and creativity. Having traveled with and trained as protégé to pre-eminent master of Vedic knowledge, Maharishi Vyasananda (aka Thom Knoles), Brad has practiced and studied the subtle art and science of meditation for the last eleven years. He’s founder and executive director of MDT8, a global community whose mission is to offer meditation to individuals and companies — many of whom work in the film industry. Kensho at the Bedfellow, an existential drama about a guy in NYC searching for fulfillment in all the wrong places, features yogis and meditators in the cast, crew, and investment team and their practice became an integral part of the film’s genesis, production, and completion.
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The Child and the Dead
Playwright turned doorman of The Bedfellow Hotel, Dan Bender is reeling from the death of his little sister. In a sex-
and-drug filled odyssey through Manhattan, his desperate search for fulfillment reunites him with a childhood love and ultimately, catalyzes a consciousness-expanding journey of self-discovery.
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Also Shown with Monday
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A look at the rise of right-wing media through the lens of director Jen Senko’s WWII vet father who changed from a life-long, nonpolitical Democrat to an angry, right-wing fanatic after his discovery of talk radio on a lengthened commute to work. In trying to understand how this happened, she not only finds this to be a phenomenon, but also uncovers some of the forces behind it including a plan by Roger Ailes under Nixon to create a media for the GOP; the Lewis Powell Memo, urging business leaders to influence institutions of public opinion – especially the universities – the media and the courts; and under Reagan, the dismantling of the Fairness Doctrine.
Shown with A Town Called Theocracy
Above Home for Christmas -Alone on a space station for Christmas, an astronaut brings the holiday spirit to the darkness of space.
Jesse Eisenberg Uses the Urinal -Oscar-nominee Jesse Eisenberg might play a captivating know-it-all on the big screen, but there is one thing the talented actor doesn’t know- how to use the urinal.
The Artist Within-5 Professional Editors and 4 Students Editors completed projects using video submitted by New Mexico residents.
Good Cop, Good Cop -A dedicated but not so bright police officer just can’t seem to understand the concept of good cop bad cop.
The Last Transmission -Based on a true story about a young Cessna pilot and an aging air traffic controller whose lives collide one fateful night in and over Roswell, New Mexico.
The Wiggling Gypsy -When an eccentric drifter pops in on his good buddy, he quickly realizes that he is in a commercial where monetization is not in the forecast.
Hummingbird & Crane -A teen birding fanatic enters the World Series of Youth Birding as the underdog… or is it the underbird?
Griddance -To prevent the disconnection within an advancing technological world, a young rebel must interfere with a monopolized corporation and their plans for the future.
Slow Wallet -A slow wallet is a person who deliberately takes a long ass time taking out their wallet so someone offers to pay for them first.
David Berkeley: Connection, Compassion, Grit -A Santa-Fe based Folk artist and author is set out on a humble journey to move people through music & stories.
Age Related ADD-If you can’t remember what you were doing or saying at any given moment then this music video is for you.
Orgullo -A New Mexican folktale forces a hispanic grandmother to choose between her family and her pride.
Crackers and Mr. B -An old day drinker rediscovers the value of family after meeting a pesky chicken.
Join the Santa Fe Film Festival and our special guests for an incredible dinner at Santa Fe’s best new restaurant. Tickets are extremely limited.
This is a 21+ event and includes a 5 course wine paired dinner. The event is a fundraiser for the Santa Fe Film Festival (a nonprofit organization).
Foie Gras chaud froid with apple cider maple and Meyer lemon
“Agnolotti en Brodo” potato skin consommé, agnolotti dal plin
Seared diver scallops, vanilla curry, al a “silence of the lambs”
Yak-frites, crispy creamy potato and leek with madeira jus
Strangers of the Earth (Documentary Feature) (Dir. Triston Cook) (90 mins.)
Perhaps Europe’s most popular pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago attracts wayfarers of all stripes to walk its ancient paths in search of meaning. One such pilgrim is Dane Johansen, an American cellist who in 2014 ventured to walk the Camino with his instrument on his back, performing music for his fellow pilgrims along the way. As Dane soon discovers, the paths we travel through life are often uncomfortably magnified by the reality of life on the Camino. Strangers on the Earth examines the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the concept of ‘journey’ and the vital role it can play as part of the human experience.
Soundtrack accompanying video for radio play ‘Jim’ by Josephine Halbert. This is the live, acoustic version of Never Stop, written and performed in this video by singer/songwriter Jonty Balls of band Desert Mountain Tribe, a ‘classic love song’ commissioned by filmmaker Josephine Halbert for ‘Jim’ and a song that the play’s fictional main character Jim, a musician, writes for the story’s heroine (There is also a studio version of the song, Never Stop, featuring all members of Desert Mountain Tribe).
The Oka Legacy
Camino La Paz (Road to La Paz)
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Lost and Found: Baja
Join us for music and an awesome food spread at the Santa Fe institution- Vannessie. Party is free for passholders, $10 for non-passholders.
Actor Michael Madsen Joins Director Hermann Vaske for Q&A Following Screening of Uneasy Rider
Filmmaker, Hermann Vaske and Actor Michael Madsen Discuss and Take Questions Regarding Documentary About Actor, Artist and New Mexico Resident, Dennis Hopper in, Uneasy Rider
Uneasy Rider, goes back down memory lane of the legend that is Dennis Hopper. From his humble beginnings in the dust plains of Kansas to the mind blowing pains of Apocalypse Now. From the A-list glamour of LA, to the constantly pissed lifestyle of New Mexico. The film explores the many challenges and transitions throughout Dennis Hopper’s life and features interviews with directors such as Wim Wenders, Isabel Coixet and Alex Cox, actors such as Isabella Rossellini, Diane Kruger, Michael Madsen and Harry Dean Stanton. Uneasy Rider, invites us to climb on for the rollercoaster ride of a lifetime to discover the true Dennis Hopper.
Uneasy Rider will be screening twice on Saturday, December 10, at 9pm and Sunday, December 11, at 5pm, at the Jean Cocteau Theater. Director Hermann Vaske and narrator/actor Michael Madsen will be in attendance for an in-depth Q&A following both screenings.
What: Uneasy Rider, a biopic documentary about the late actor Dennis Hopper.
When: Saturday, December 10, at 9:00pm and Sunday, December 11, at 5:00pm.
Where: Jean Cocteau Theater, 418 Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
More Info: Visit The Santa Fe Film Festival website for more information at:www.santafefilmfestival.co
The Dekalog, Restored: a Short Film About Killing
FROM THE STAGE TO THE SCREEN: ACTING WORKSHOP
WITH JOHN BENJAMIN HICKEY
You may know him from his role in Manhattan or perhaps in Truth or Flags of Our Fathers or Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen or maybe even from Broadway. What you don’t know about this Emmy nominated, Tony Award winning actor is he’s ready to teach you how to elevate your craft to the next level with the same techniques and insights that have helped him become one of the most sought after talents in film, television and the stage. You do not want to miss this dynamic experience with talent and humanitarian, John Benjamin Hickey!
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Honoring the Sacred Journey-There are many ways that we navigate successfully through grief or companion others along their journey. Wisdom from contemporary authors, grief experts and spiritual teachers is woven through personal stories of loss to explore the roles of compassion, community and connection in this sacred journey.ng.
Kate Carter founded a non-profit in 1998 called Life Chronicles, to help elderly and sick people face death with their loved ones, on camera, thus leaving a powerful piece of themselves.
Love is the Answer
First Ascent Kunyang Chhish East
The Warmth of Winter
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The Last Dami Lama? (Documentary Feature) (82 mins.) (Dir. Mickey Lemie)
Filmed over 25 years, Director Lemle revisits the life and impact of The 14th Dalai Lama in THE LAST DALAI LAMA? Told through clips from the Director’s groundbreaking COMPASSION IN EXILE: The Story of The 14th Dalai Lama (1991); archival and contemporary footage; and intimate new interviews with His Holiness, shot decades apart, THE LAST DALAI LAMA? is an artful film with global implications.
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When a religious mosque prayer caller begins to lose his voice, he looks for a replacement in his neighbor, a vocalist in a heavy metal rock band.
Two young boys come to blows due to religious stereotypes learned from their parents.
A veteran attempting to adjust back to civilian life finds himself in the house of God.
An angel attempts to save the soul of a troubled teenager who has been sentenced to Hell, and in the process discovers what a bureaucratic nightmare Heaven has become.
A variety of characters intersect at an elementary school and ruminate on the joys and pains of growing up. Created primarily by and starring youth.
A young woman struggles to adjust to unexpected and first-time motherhood while she contemplates taking her life and the life of her newborn baby.
Gene (James Brolin) gets up day after day and follows the same monotonous routine that he has lived since the death of his wife ten years earlier. He is aging fast from illness and loneliness and has given up on the future. Today, however, he awakens with a new determination to end the life he has known. Today, there is a new resolve that will change the course of everything.
Event is followed with Q & A
Followed by Q&A with Director
OFF THE MENU (95) with CERRILLOS ROAD (8) Followed by Q&A
Followed by Q&A @ Jean Cocteau
Anyone can be taught to deliver a believable performance on camera, but not everyone can move an audience. In this intensive lecture and workshop award-winning film director Graham Cantwell will outline a system of working for the screen that will benefit actors, directors and anyone interested in how performances are crafted in rehearsal and on set or location. Drawing on two decades of experience behind the camera and in his capacity as an acting coach, Graham will guide attendees through the theory and practice of the actor’s craft. Demonstrations will be done by local actors Danette Sills, Marguerite Scott, and from the Actor’s Studio in NYC Gabriel Furman who recently appeared on episodes of Orange is the New Black and The Americans.
Hotel Santa Fe
1501 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Followed by Q&A @ The Screen
SURPRISE SCREENING Followed by Q&A Jean Cocteau @ 6:00 PM
MATA HARI (79) with NAUGHTY AMELIA JANE (10) Followed by Q&A with Director & Cast @ CCA
ZILLA AND ZOE (104) with “DYLAN” (12) @ CCA
ALASKA IS A DRAG (90) with DJ (7) @ CCA
ENTERTAINMENT LAW PANEL @ Hotel Santa Fe – 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
1501 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Featuring Mentors, Mentees, and Judges from the New Mexico Girls Make Movies (NMGMM) program, this panel will focus on women starting out in the film industry or looking to move to next level. From networking and competitions to education and hands-on training, this panel will begin a dialogue about what women can do to take advantage of all that the New Mexico film industry has to offer to create their own opportunities and help each other succeed.
The panel will feature a screening of the New Mexico Girls Make Movies first short film, BOTTLED UP, written and directed by 2017 Winner Sara Casaus and filmed in Santa Fe by an all-female crew.
The NMGMM Panel will be followed by a reception.
Melanie Mayron will join SFFF Programmer Aaron Leventman for a discussion of her career followed by a conversation with the audience. best known for her Emmy-winning role on TV’s Thirtysomething will be honored at the Santa Fe Film Festival’s awards ceremony for her outstanding contribution to the film and television industry. Mayron has appeared in films such as Girlfriends, You Light Up My Life, Missing, Harry and Tonto, and Carwash, is the director of the feature films Mean Girls 2 and Baby-Sitters Club and TV shows such as Grace and Frankie, Graves, and Jane the Virgin for which she also appears as a recurring character. Click here to purchase tickets in advance and scroll down to select the appropriate title.
AXIS (90) Followed by Q&A with Aisha Tyler @ Jean Cocteau
HIPPIE FAMILY VALUES (61) with UNCLE MAX (12) @ CCA
IF I WAS A FAMOUS ARTIST (95) with EXPIRATION DATE (5) Followed by Q&A @ CCA @ 11:00 AM
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ACTIVISM: WOMEN IN THE FIELD Hotel Santa Fe @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
1501 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
SPFX MAKEUP WORKSHOP CPJ @ 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
1420 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA
Hotel Santa Fe @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
1501 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501