Santa Fe IFF Presents Late-Night Programming for Insomniac Cinephiles

Editor | - October 8, 2012

Midnight Madness at Warehouse 21 Offers Three Films

From a Santa Fe Independent Film Festival press release...

Midnight Madness, Oct. 19 & 20

"Last Days Here"

To call Don Argott and Demian Fenton's "Last Days Here" a mere music documentary is like saying Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" is a pretty tune. Last year's winner of the IDFA PLAY Competition for Music Documentary at the prestigious International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, this cinematic rollercoaster ride follows Bobby Liebling, lead singer of the hard rock band Pentagram, who, according to the crack-smoking front man himself, has been doing drugs for 44 years and has spent 39 of them as a heroin addict. It's also the paradoxically uplifting story of how a single delusional man can spark delusions in others...or is that dreams? - Lauren Wissot

When: Fri. Oct. 19, 2012 9:15 p.m.
Where: Warehouse 21

"Flooding With Love For The Kid"

Neither parody nor YouTube gimmick, "Flooding With Love For The Kid" is Zachary Oberzan's debut feature, and "one-man cinematic war," a no-budget version of Santa Fe-based David Morrell's "First Blood," shot entirely by himself in his Manhattan studio apartment, playing all the characters, for 96 bucks. (Oberzan's recent Jean-Claude Van Damme inspired follow-up "Your Brother. Remember?" was a "NY Times" Critics' Pick - and Oberzan is as serious about doing right by Rambo as a Stallone knockout punch.) - Lauren Wissot

When: Fri. Oct. 19, 2012 11:00 p.m.
Where: Warehouse 21

"Los Chidos"

Shocking and slyly provoking audiences at this year's SXSW, "Los Chidos" follows an extended Mexican family, whose lazy days are spent gossiping and eating tacos at their rundown tire repair shop south of the border - until a mysterious gringo with a flat rolls into their life and shakes up their insular world. With a vision reminiscent of early Almodovar, director Omar Rodriguez Lopez (the Grammy-winning guitarist of Mars Volta) crafts a gonzo satire, taking square aim at modern-day machismo while sending up every Latino cliché in the book. - Lauren Wissot

When: Sat. Oct. 20, 2012 11:00 p.m.
Where: Warehouse 21