Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 2012

Sunday’s Events

Warehouse 21 and The Lensic

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  • Into Eternity

 

One of the rare films to nab a 100% fresh critics' rating on Rotten Tomatoes after premiering at NYC's Film Forum, INTO ETERNITY is Danish director Michael Madsen's peek inside Onkalo, a nuclear waste storage facility in Finland. It's also a visually and sonically stunning, existential leap into the very future of civilization via an enormous underground burial chamber that will continue to be under construction until the 22nd century, that is to be built to last for 100,000 years. Think "Lord of the Rings" meets "2001: A Space Odyssey" - only scarier since everything you see is real. - Lauren Wissot

When: Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 10:30 AM
Where: Warehouse 21 limit 240 people
What: Documentary
Director: Michael Madsen
Origin: Denmark
Runtime: 75 min
Rating: all ages
Status: New Mexico Premiere
Origin: Denmark

INTO ETERNITY trailer from FILMad on Vimeo.

 

 

  • Tailings

 

Outside the snowy town of Grants, New Mexico is a 22 million ton pile of highly radioactive uranium byproduct known as tailings, which has contaminated the air and water. While new companies are trying to mine the rich uranium in the area, promising jobs and safety, the 200 residents who live near the tailings pile have had enough of the uranium mining legacy.

When: Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 10:30 AM
Where: Warehouse 21 limit 240 people
What: Short
Director: Sam Price-Waldman
Origin: USA
Runtime: 12 min
Rating: PG
Origin: USA

Tailings - trailer from Sam Price-Waldman on Vimeo.

 

 

  • Chris Eyre Master Discussion

 

Joined by actors Gary farmer and Wes Studi director Chris Eyre ("Smoke Signals," "Hide Away," "Skins") will show clips from his films and discuss the importance of independent film making.
$5

When: Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 1:00 PM
Where: Warehouse 21

 

  • Small Time

     

 

A college professor steals the theory for time travel from his cocky young student, sparking a battle for revenge through the years.

When: Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 3:00 PM
Where: Warehouse 21 limit 240 people
What: Short
Director: Ged Murray
Origin: Ireland
Runtime: 12 min
Rating: PG13
Status: New Mexico Premiere
Origin: Ireland

Small Time- Trailer from Fail Safe Films on Vimeo.

 

  • This Ain't California

 

The talk of the 2012 Berlinale and a hit at this year's Rooftop Films Series NYC, West German director Marten Persiel's THIS AIN'T CALIFORNIA thrills on so many levels it ultimately defies description, much like its stunning skateboarding tricks caught on archival super 8 and set to 80s German synthpop. To call it a doc about a gang of skateboarders on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall doesn't nearly do justice to this punk nostalgia trip and fragile time capsule, to this alternative history of the German Democratic Republic, and personal tribute to a lone teenage rebel with a universal cause. - Lauren Wissot

When: Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 3:00 PM
Where: Warehouse 21 limit 240 people
What: Documentary
Director: Marten Persiel
Origin: Germany
Runtime: 90 min
Rating: 16 & up
Status: New Mexico Premiere
Origin: Germany

 

 

  • Tiger Eyes and "Judy Blume Event"

 

Shot instate and featuring charismatic performances from both Russell Means and son Tatanka, Lawrence Blume's TIGER EYES - based on the classic teen novel by his mom Judy Blume - stars "Gossip Girl" Willa Holland as Davey, the teenager hurled into growing up after her father is murdered and mom relocates her and her younger brother from Atlantic City to Los Alamos, New Mexico. - Lauren Wissot

When: Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 4:00 PM
Where: Lensic limit 820 people
What: Feature
Director: Lawrence Blume
Origin: U.S.A.
Runtime: 92 min
Rating: all ages
Status: New Mexico Premiere
Origin: U.S.A.

 

  • Merman

 

Harrison dances within an amazingly lush, deep well of crystal clear water, undisturbed by his onlooking friends.

When: Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 5:15 PM
Where: Warehouse 21 limit 240 people
What: Short
Director: Jono Foley
Origin: USA
Runtime: 2 min
Rating: PG
Status: New Mexico Premiere
Origin: USA

merman - trailer from Jono Foley on Vimeo.

 

 

  • Nancy Please

 

Since its premiere at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, Andrew Semans's truly original psychodrama NANCY, PLEASE has been wowing audiences with its riveting cast and oddball premise. After moving in with his girlfriend, Yale PhD candidate Paul Brawley (Will Rogers - featured in last year's Santa Fe IFF hit "Happy New Year") realizes he's forgotten his copy of "Little Dorrit" back at his other apartment. Doesn't sound like the premise for a suspenseful satire until one factors in that Paul's dissertation is dependent on his handwritten notes in the margins of the book - and that his ex-roommate Nancy is a bit of a passive-aggressive psychopath. What Semans calls an exploration of the "perverse allure of victimhood" is also as disturbingly funny as "The War of the Roses." Lauren Wissot

When: Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 5:15 PM
Where: Warehouse 21 limit 240 people
What: Feature
Director: Andrew Semans
Origin: U.S.A.
Runtime: 84 min
Rating: 16 & up
Status: Santa Fe Premiere
Origin: U.S.A.

NANCY, PLEASE teaser from Andrew Semans on Vimeo.

 

 

  • Abuelas

 

In a small apartment in Buenos Aires, an old woman eagerly awaits the birth of her grandchild and all the joys of becoming a grandmother. However, horrific circumstances mean that she will be forced to wait for over 30 years.

When: Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 7:00 PM
Where: Warehouse 21 limit 240 people
What: Short
Director: Afarin Eghbal
Origin: UK/Argentina
Runtime: 9 min
Rating: PG
Status: New Mexico Premiere
Origin: UK/Argentina

 

  • Taped

 

No surprise that Columbia Pictures recently bought the rights to an American remake of Diederik Van Rooijen's high-flying thriller TAPED, ostensibly a film about a Dutch couple whose vacation escape to Buenos Aires to repair their broken marriage turns into a fight for their lives after they accidentally witness a corrupt cop's shooting of an unarmed man. Like Holland's answer to Michael Haneke, Van Rooijen takes sheer delight in punishing his characters - capturing every detail with glee as their insular drama morphs into a Grand Guignol affair - ultimately offering up a sophisticated metaphor, one in which emotional violence is made both visual and visceral. - Lauren Wissot

When: Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 7:00 PM
Where: Warehouse 21 limit 240 people
What: Feature
Director: Diederik Van Rooijen
Origin: The Netherlands
Runtime: 90 min
Rating: 16 & up
Status: New Mexico Premiere
Origin: The Netherlands

 

  • Cowgirl Closing Night Party

 

Celebrate a spectacular close to The 4th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and cheer for the winner of the 2012 Audience Choice Award.

When: Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 9:00 PM
Where: Cowgirl BBQ

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