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1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505, Santa Fe NM 87506


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Weekly Press Digest
May 1, 2017 - May 11, 2017

This weekly update is designed for regional press outlets for the next 10 days. You will find information about current and upcoming films and events at the CCA Cinematheque. Due to the nature of the industry, films and showtimes are subject to change. 
* Indicates Studio
Monday - Wednesday - May 1 - 3
2:30p - Kedi*
2:45p - Frantz
4:15p - Kedi*
5:15p - Frantz
6:00p - My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea*
7:30p - Frantz
7:45p - My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea*
Thursday - May 4
2:30p - Kedi*
2:45p - Frantz
4:15p - Kedi*
5:15p - Frantz
6:00p - Sneak Preview: Risk*
8:00P - Sneak Preview: Risk*
Friday - Sunday, May 5 - 7
11:45a - Risk*
12:20p - Risk
1:45p - Citizen Jane*
2:15p - Risk
3:45p - Kedi*
4:15p - Risk
5:30p - Citizen Jane*
6:15p - Risk
7:30p - Citizen Jane*
8:10p - Risk
Monday - Thursday, May 8 - 11
12:30p - Risk
1:30p - Citizen Jane*
2:30p - Kedi
3:30p - Risk*
4:15p - Risk
5:30p - Citizen Jane*
6:15p - Risk
7:30p - Citizen Jane*
8:15p - Risk
Risk (Starts May 5)
Duration: 87m
Sneak Preview
Thursday - May 4
Friday - Sunday, May 5 - 7
Monday - Thursday, May 8 - 11
Citizen Jane (Starts May 5)
Duration: 92m
Friday - Sunday, May 5 - 7
Monday - Thursday, May 8 - 11
Potluck For Paco
Duration: 6:30 - Close
Thursday, May 4
6:30p (potluck)
7:30p (film)
Kedi (Held Over)
Duration: 80m
Monday - Thursday - May 1 - 4
Friday - Sunday, May 5 - 7
Monday - Thursday, May 8 - 11
Frantz (Final Shows)
Duration: 113m
Monday - Wednesday - May 1 - 3
Thursday - May 4
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (Final Shows)
Duration: 75m
Monday - Wednesday - May 1 - 3
Risk                                                                                                     Starts May 5
“Another look at major historical events on an intimate level …  radiates with (CITIZENFOUR’s) same degree of urgency.” –Indiewire
Laura Poitras, the Academy Award-winning director of CITIZENFOUR, turns her camera on WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. With unparalleled access over five years, Poitras offers an intimate portrait of a cyberpunk underground in an era of ever-increasing surveillance and secrecy. (U.S., 2017, 84m, Neon Releasing) 
Citizen Jane                                                                                         Starts May 5
“Fascinating …  pulses with contemporary resonance .. as a finely woven tapestry that feels as relevant and alive as the place you live.” –Variety
Few shaped our understanding of the modern American city more than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects. Director Matt Tyranuer (VALENTINO) vividly recals Jacobs’ 1960s showdown with ruthless construction kingpin Robert Moses over his plan to raze lower Manhattan to make way for a highway, a dramatic struggle over the very soul of the neighborhood. It’s a timely tale of the power of engaged citizens. (U.S., 2016, 92m, IFC Films)
Potluck for Paco
Thursday, May 4 - 6:30p Potluck, 7:30p Film
Early on Christmas morning, 2016, Paco Aschwanden woke up with an unbearable pain in his back. By the time he got to his phone, his legs were going numb. He was airlifted to Albuquerque, and in the chopper, he realized he had lost all feeling below his waist. By the time Paco went into surgery, he was completely paralyzed.
Paco had suffered an extraordinarily rare spinal cord stroke, and was fortunate that the doctors identified it quickly enough to identify the problem, and perform a risky procedure, removing a piece of his spine to relieve the pressure. As Christmas ended, it was not clear if Paco would walk again.
Less than four months later, Paco has made a miraculous recovery. Thanks to his commitment to a grueling regiment of physical therapy, and the inspiring positive attitude that we all know him for, Paco has relearned how to walk. He even went for his first bike ride this week. Next up: hiking.
But the episode left him with devastating medical bills. As a key member of Santa Fe’s arts community, and a long-time projectionist at the CCA, Paco has a huge extended family of friends who want to help ease the financial pain. We have put together Potluck for Paco, a dinner and screening to help offset the costs, which could reach more than $20,000.
It takes place Thursday, May 4 at the CCA.
6:30p-7:30p Potluck dinner, food provided by the Friends of Paco $10/plate
6:30p-7:30p Silent auction, with juicy items from around Santa Fe, including restaurant gift certificates, coupons for local services, and a Cinematheque Annual Pass
7:30p-9p Screening: Silent Short surprise, with live accompaniment, followed by Buster Keaton’s SHERLOCK JR. $10/ticket
If you can’t attend, here are other ways to support: 
1. We will be accepting bids on the silent auction items on Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 14 to start. Visit for a listing and bid sheet. 
2. Thanks to the enormous generosity of MeowWolf, We also will be auctioning, via Ebay, a lifetime membership, value $1000 AND NO LONGER BEING SOLD! 
3. To donate directly, visit Paco’s GoFundMe page.
4. A donation jar will be available in the CCA lobby on an ongoing basis.
Every dollar benefits Paco.

Winner, Venice Film Festival; 11 nominations, Cesar Awards
“Astonishingly beautiful and inquisitive. it’s impossible to deny the sheer narrative sophistication.” –Indiewire
In the aftermath of World War 1, as the German Anna (the 21-year-old Paula Beer) mourns her fiance, a French stranger appears, placing flowers on his grave. Adrien, a handsome, melancholy man, also is filled with deep grief. Their intensifying friendship becomes the subject of gossip throughout the small German city. Surprising, passionate and timeless (and gorgeous—it won the Best Cinematography Cesar), Francois Ozon’s film explores the power of love and loss. (France, 2016, 114m)
The Wall Street Journal once suggested the capital of Turkey should be renamed Catstinopole. This sweet, insightful film follows some of the hundreds of thousands of cats who have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years, wandering in and out of people’s lives, impacting them in ways only an animal who lives between the worlds of the wild and the tamed can. Cats and their kittens bring joy and purpose to those they choose, giving people an opportunity to reflect on life and their place in it. Ceyda Turan’s first feature is a philosophical investigation, asking us to reconsider our relationship to cats, to nature, to each other. (Turkey, 2016, xxm)
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea                                     
This audacious debut from the superstar graphic novelist Dash Shaw (New School) blends disaster cinema, high school comedy and blockbuster satire, using a dream-like mixed media animation style that incorporates drawings, paintings and collage. Dash (Jason Schwartzman) and his best friend Assaf (Reggie Watts) are preparing for another year at Tides High School muckraking on behalf of their widely-distributed but little-read school newspaper, edited by their friend Verti (Maya Rudolph). Their discovery of an administrative cover-up launch them into the center of a disaster, and brings them together with a popular know-it- all (Lena Dunham) and a lunch lady (Susan Sarandon) who is much more than meets the eye. (U.S., 2017 75m, GKIDS)

UPCOMING FILMS (beyond next 10 days)  
Burden                                                                                                    Starts May 12
”Encapsulates Burden's prolific, provocative career and shows why he was one of modern art's most original, daring voices.” –Rolling Stone
While still in his early 20s, Chris Burden had earned himself a place in art history, by having himself shot (Shoot, 1971), locked up (Five Day Locker Piece, 1971), electrocuted, (Doorway to Heaven, 1973), cut (Through the Night Softly, 1973), crucified (Trans-fixed, 1974), and advertised on television (4 TV Ads, 1973–77). But as the 70s progressed, Burden artistically reinvented himself with multitude of assemblages, installations, kinetic and static sculptures and scientific models. Tim Marrinan and Richard Dewey’s film follows him in the studio and mines his incredible archive to tell the story of a groundbreaking artist. (U.S., 2016, 98m,  Magnolia Pictures)
Masters and Museums
Our Spring 2017 series
May 12-July 2, 2017
This new series reflects the CCA’s ongoing commitment to exploring art history and celebrating the artists, institutions and movements that have shaped the way we see the world. This series includes four new titles from the popular Exhibition on Screen series, two films from the Russian art specialist Margy Kinmonth, and a selection from Checkerboard Film Foundation, which has been documenting American artists for nearly 30 years.
Series passes:   $52/$42 for CCA members
Tickets: $10.50 general / $9 seniors & students / $8.50 members / $7.50 members (seniors & students)