Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Register Now for Sicko-Health Security Act House Party


Jason Call, who's running for Congress as a Dem in NM-01, is organizing a house party in support of the New Mexico Health Security Act on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 7:00 PM at his house in Albuquerque's NE Heights. Those gathered will view Michael Moore's movie SiCKO and discuss strategies to get the Health Security Act passed in the State Legislature in the next session. To learn more or RSVP, visit this DFA Link page. For more info on Call's campaign visit his website at Call4Democracy.org

November 6, 2007 at 11:39 AM in DFA, Film, Healthcare, NM Legislature 2007 | Permalink | Comments (3)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tonight: Free Screening of 'Laramie Inside Out' with Filmmaker

The UNM Center for the Southwest kicks off its fall film series with 'Laramie Inside Out' on Wednesday, October 17 at 5:30 PM in Rodey Theater in the UNM Center for the Arts. Filmmaker Beverly Seckinger will be on hand following the screening to discuss the film. In the film, Seckinger, a Laramie native, returns home to the site of her own closeted adolescence to investigate the impact of Matthew Shepard’s 1998 murder. She encounters students, teachers, parents and clergy suddenly moved to speak out and take social action.

After the film, the audience will have a chance to ask questions of the filmmaker and hear her thoughts on its production. The film and discussion are free and open to the public.

For more information, call Sarah Payne at 277-7688 or e-mail, cntrsw@unm.edu

Info from UNM Today.

October 17, 2007 at 01:24 PM in Film, GLBT Rights | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tonight: Free Screening of 'Wolf: An Ancient Spirit Returns'

Wolf1From Defenders of Wildlife:
Called “breathtaking in scope and execution” by the Los Angeles Times, "Wolf: An Ancient Spirit Returns" documents the return of the gray wolf to Yellowstone, and delves into the misconceptions and controversies surrounding this long misunderstood species, as well as the scientific and cultural reasons why wolves belong back in the wild. The documentary has won five Emmys and Best of Category at the EarthVision Environmental Film Festival and Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival.

Defenders of Wildlife is showing the film tonight as part of the nationally celebrated Wolf Awareness Week, which occurs from October 14 - 20 this year. The screening will be followed by a discussion of the Southwest’s own wolf, the Lobo, with Dave Parsons, former lead biologist for the Mexican wolf recovery program. This will be a unique opportunity to interact with and ask questions of an expert on the Mexican wolf and the recovery program:

  • WHAT: Free Screening of “Wolf: An Ancient Spirit Returns” followed by a discussion of the Mexican wolf recovery program
  • WHEN: Tuesday, October 16, 2007, 7:00– 9:30 PM  (film is 45 minutes long)
  • WHERE: The Lobo Theater, 3016 Central NE, next to Buffalo Exchange, Albuquerque

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson issued a proclamation yesterday designating this Wolf Awareness Week in New Mexico. He is truly a leader for recovery of the Lobo.

Lisa Hummon
New Mexico Outreach Representative
824 Gold SW Albuquerque, NM 87108
Tel: (505) 248-0118 x5     |    Fax: (505) 248-0187
lhummon@defenders.org  |  www.defenders.org

Editor's Note: Wolf Awareness Week will also feature festivities on Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at the University of New Mexico. These will be held outside the Student Union Building at UNM from 9 AM to 3 PM and will include the appearance of a live wolf. The UNM bookstore is also offering a special issue "Save the Lobo" T-shirt. More info here.

October 16, 2007 at 09:40 AM in Environment, Film | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, October 13, 2007

See 'War Made Easy' and Meet Norman Solomon

Hear author and filmmaker Norman Solomon on WAR MADE EASY: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death:

Friday, October 26, 2007, 7 PM
Smith-Brasher Hall, Central New Mexico Community College
SW Corner, University Blvd and Coal Ave. SE
Admission Free, Lots of Parking

Then see Norman Solomon¹s new film WAR MADE EASY at a Guild Cinema special showing
Saturday, October 27 - 3:15, 5:15, 7:15 PM
Sunday, October 28 - 2 PM only
3405 Central NE, Albuquerque
Call to confirm times: 505-255-1848
Click to visit the film's website.

“A superb visual form of investigative journalism.”
— Howard Zinn, historian

“Compares the propaganda techniques of the past with the present, and draws striking parallels.”
— Inter Press Service

“Chilling and persuasive.”
— Katrina Vanden Heuvel, The Nation

“A total tour de force.”
— Jay Cassidy, editor, An Inconvenient Truth

War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Narrated by actor and activist Sean Penn, the film exhumes remarkable archival footage of official distortion and exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, revealing in stunning detail how the American news media have uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of successive presidential administrations.

War Made Easy gives special attention to parallels between the Vietnam war and the war in Iraq. Guided by media critic Norman Solomon’s meticulous research and tough-minded analysis, the film presents disturbing examples of propaganda and media complicity from the present alongside rare footage of political leaders and leading journalists from the past, including Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, dissident Senator Wayne Morse, and news correspondents Walter Cronkite and Morley Safer.

Norman Solomon’s work has been praised by the Los Angeles Times as “brutally persuasive” and essential “for those who would like greater context with their bitter morning coffee.” This film now offers a chance to see that context on the screen.

Learn History. Then Change It.
W W W . W A R M A D E E A S Y T H E M O V I E . O R G

For more information contact Bob Anderson, CNM Political Science Dept., 505-224-5781, randerson28@cnm.edu.

October 13, 2007 at 04:21 PM in Film, Iraq War, Peace | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, September 14, 2007

Meet the Author - American Torture

TortureFrom Citizens for Global Solutions:
Citizens for Global Solutions and Amnesty International USA are cosponsoring several events in New Mexico with Michael Otterman, an award winning freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker, and author of ‘American Torture: From the Cold War to Abu Ghraib and Beyond.’ Please join us and Michael while he discusses his book and answers your questions. The events, scheduled for September 17-18, 2007, are free and do not require you to register in advance. The schedule is below:


Webster University (Albuquerque Campus)
8500 Menaul NE Suite B-395, Albuquerque, NM 87112
(September 17th, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Room A317)

University of New Mexico School of Law
1117 Stanford NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(September 17th, 6 – 9 PM, Room 2401)

Santa Fe:

Mary Charlotte Domandi
KSFR Public Radio – 25 minute radio slot - 8 AM

College of Santa Fe
1600 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505
(September 18th, 3:15 – 5:15 PM, O’Shaughnessy Theater in Benildus Hall)

Collected Works Bookstore
208B West San Francisco, Santa Fe, NM 87501
(September 18th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM) 

In 'American Torture' Michael Otterman reveals how torture became standard practice in today’s War on Terror and how it was refined, spread and legalized. Long before Abu Ghraib became a household name, the U.S. military and CIA had used torture with impunity both at home and abroad. Billions of dollars were spent during the Cold War studying, refining then teaching these techniques to American interrogators and to foreign officers charged with keeping Communism at bay. 

Michael Otterman is a New York native and is currently a visiting scholar at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) at the University of Sydney.  He has covered crime and culture for an array of publications, including Melbourne’s Is Not magazine, The Sydney City Hub newspaper, and Boston’s Weekly Dig.  His website is www.americantorture.com

Citizens for Global Solutions is a grassroots membership organization that envisions a future in which nations work together to abolish war, protect our rights and freedoms, and solve the problems facing humanity that no nation can solve alone. To that end, we work to educate Americans about our global interdependence, communicate global concerns to public officials, and develop proposals to create, reform, and strengthen international institutions such as the United Nations.  Our website is www.globalsolutions.org. For more information, please contact Tom Moran at tmoran@globalsolutions.org.

September 14, 2007 at 08:40 AM in Books, Current Affairs, Film, Terrorism | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, August 17, 2007

Native Cinema Showcase in Santa Fe This Weekend


From the Center for Contemporary Arts:
Now in its seventh year, this celebration of indigenous media arts features groundbreaking films and videos by and about Native people. From classics to the best new works, these films celebrate innovation, challenging the persistent pop-culture misrepresentations of indigenous peoples. The showcase offers filmmakers a venue during the renowned Santa Fe Indian Market, the world's largest exhibit for indigenous artists, and provides an opportunity to advance dialogue about the essential issues facing Native communities.

The showcase is produced by the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) Cinematheque in cooperation with the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, the Institute of American Indian Arts, the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, and the Gary Farmer Gallery of Contemporary Art.


6:30PM - Best of Sami Film Festival
8:15PM - Water Flowing Together

2:30PM - Weaving Worlds
5:00PM - Journals of Knud Rasmussen
7:30PM - Imprint

3:00PM - Cocalero
5:30PM - Trudell

Visit the to download a program and get more info. Tickets: All shows, unless otherwise noted:

  • $8.50 general admission
  • $7.50 CCA and NMAI members, students, and seniors
  • $7 student and senior members
  • $50/$40 Festival Pass, includes priority admission to all films and Opening Night Party

Box Office: Call 505-982-1338, or visit the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail. Info: Call 505-982-1338 or visit www.ccasantafe.org.

Click for more info on the Santa Fe Indian Market in Santa Fe this weekend.

August 17, 2007 at 08:37 AM in Film, Native Americans | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Right On, Right On, Right On

Michael Moore riffing on the sins of Sanjay Gupta, CNN and the MSM. Gogogogogogogogo. Admit it -- you, yourself, have often yelled at the TV set with similar passion when Wolfie or another of the mocking bobbleheads is twisting reality to suit the overlords, haven't you? Gupta's review of Sicko that precipitated Moore's rant.

On the ever widening impeachment front, there's this. I hope they don't shoot it out of the sky. Nothing is impossible these days in the Bush-Cheney Land of a Thousand Nightmares.

July 11, 2007 at 09:00 AM in Film, Healthcare, Impeachment, Iraq War, Media | Permalink | Comments (2)

Thursday, July 05, 2007

The Call for Health Care Revolution Comes to Texas

If it can happen in Dallas, it can happen anywhere, even in the halls of the Roundhouse in Santa Fe. Read all about it.

July 5, 2007 at 10:26 AM in Film, Healthcare | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Sicko Opens in Santa Fe Today

Michael Moore helps couple battle insurance company and save their house. Add your healthcare horror story here.

According to MrMovietimes:
UA DeVargas 6, Santa Fe
562 North Guadalupe | map | 800.326.3264 608
Accommodations for the disabled
Sicko (PG-13) 2hrs 00min  12:00, 3:30, 7:40, 10:25

Latest info on Sicko: http://www.michaelmoore.com/.

See what the presidential candidates are receiving as "campaign donations" from HMOs, pharmaceutical companies, physicians and other health industry people: Candidates for Sale.

July 3, 2007 at 09:43 AM in Film, Healthcare | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, June 29, 2007

Santa Fe Vets for Peace to Host Three Film Screenings

From Santa Fe Vets for Peace:

Wednesday, July 11, 7 PM, “Salt of the Earth"  An American drama released in 1954, with all writers being blacklisted by the Hollywood establishment due to their involvement in socialist politics. This film is one of the first pictures to advance the feminist social and political point-of-view. 

Wednesday, July 18, 7 PM, “Pueblo People: First Encounter”  Recounts how the world of the New Mexico Pueblo Indians was changed forever, when Coronado and his soldiers brought destruction and violence on this peaceful society. This program tells about the Pueblo peoples' first encounters with European civilization entirely from the indigenous point of view.

Wednesday, July 25, 7 PM, “Genetically Modified Food: Panacea or Poison”  Examines how the prospect of unwillingly taking part in a mass experiment in global nutrition has sparked outrage and anger. Viewers can make up their own minds about the manipulation of DNA and how it pertains to the foods they put into their bodies on a daily basis.

All films will be shown at Northern New Mexico College Theatre; 921 Paseo  de Onate; Espanola, NM. Questions? Please email cduran@cybermesa.com

June 29, 2007 at 09:36 AM in Film | Permalink | Comments (0)