Jeff Berg’s MADE IN ALBUQUERQUE compilation series!
Sunday 1pm ONLY! Guild Cinema 3405 Central NE – 255-1848
1930s to Now! – 90m approx
Local film historian, journalist and author of New Mexico Filmmaking (now in its 2nd printing!), Jeff Berg returns to the Guild with a new installment of his patented “Made in New Mexico” film screenings/lectures, taking viewers on a trip back in time to learn the history of filmmaking in ABQ.
Although most people may think of ABQ’s film history in terms of ‘Breaking Bad’, the city has been hosting filmmakers since the earliest days of statehood, 1912. The early 70’s saw a number of films made in Duke City including great works as The Man Who Fell to Earth, with David Bowie and Convoy, directed by the immortal Sam Peckinpah, but there were a lot of lesser known movies that at least briefly called Albuquerque ‘home’, such as the O.J. Simpson epic, ‘Detour to Terror’, Bette Davis and Ernest Borgnine’s not-quite-masterpiece, ‘Bunny O’Hare’, and who could forget (or remember) ‘Animal Behavior’, which was shot on the UNM campus.
This 90-minute cinematic event will feature the silent short film “The Tourists,” shot in and around Albuquerque in 1912 Berg will include clips from many other films lensed in the Duke City—including 1943’s Kirtland base-shot war drama Bombardier, a 1940 fashion show documentary called “Fashion Horizons” and the superb ‘Lonely are the Brave’. Audience participation is highly encouraged for this screening!
Berg will also discuss his research on the 1933 feature Air Hostess, which may have been filmed in part at the old Albuquerque Airport. Special invited guest, Ann Lerner, esteemed director, ABQ Film Office!
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