Five Things to Do This Weekend

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Go to the movies.

Grab your popcorn and Jujubes. The 22nd annual Santa Fe Film Festival kicks off this weekend with a series of screenings, panels, and workshops. The 10-day festival selected 167 independent films from more than 500 submissions from 36 countries, and features appearances by filmmakers from Iran, Vietnam, and Mexico.

“Film festivals have always been a vehicle for bringing important cultural issues to the forefront,” says Stephanie Piché, director of the Santa Fe Film Festival. “Independent film is a way for filmmakers to create stories that are important to them. Showcasing them at festivals gives them access to audiences along with distribution agents to monetize their films.”

With the festival’s hybrid format, you can attend in person at Jean Cocteau Cinema, Center for Contemporary Arts, and Scottish Rite Theater or stream more than 150 films from home ($50). (In-person events require masks and proof of vaccination, including a booster.)