Sep 23 @ 2:00 PM – Sep 29 @ 10:00 PM
Sep 30 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Jean Cocteau Cinema is proud to host the Premiere Party for the beginning of the theatrical run for She Sings to the Stars, a new film written and directed by Jennifer Corcoran. It stars Larry Cedar and Jesus Mayorga plus a local star from Jemez Pueblo, Fannie Loretto. SANTA FE PREMIERE Friday September 30th 6pm Party in the lobby (Cast, Crew and Fans) 7pm Screening- She Sings To The Stars Q&A to follow, with Writer/Director Jennifer Corcoran and stars Fannie Loretto and Jesus Mayorga. 9:30 Dessert in the lobby The endless desert. A Native American grandmother lives alone tending her corn. Her half-Mexican grandson and a white, aging magician are stranded. No water. A river of stars. Everything changes: anything is possible. This special week also includes special screenings/discussions/panels/and more. See below for schedule. 10/1 12:30 Screening followed by Q&A with writer, director, actors 10/2 2:00 Screening followed by Panel Discussion (separate ticketed event at 4-5:30 pm) “Reflecting on the Standing Rock Sioux demonstrations: What is the relationship between water, the feminine and Native America?” 10/3 4:00 Screening followed by Q&A with writer, director 10/4 7:00 Screening followed by INTIMATE CONVERSATION with writer/director Jennifer Corcoran moderated by Anna Darrah 10/5 5:30 Screening followed by Q&A with writer, director 10/6 7:00 Screening followed by Q&A with writer, director
Oct 1 @ 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
TV/MA / 2016 Created by Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy Nolan Based on the story by Michael Crichton Stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood One of the fall’s most anticipated TV series will have a Preview debut at Jean Cocteau Cinema. One Day Only! The series premiere begins on HBO the following day. No cameras allowed in the theater! JCC presents the Spanish language preview at 3:00 PM; English language version at 5:00 PM Backed by Executive Producer, JJ Abrams, this is a redux inspired by the 1973 film of the same title written by Michael Crichton about a futuristic western theme park populated by artificial beings. “Playing out as if Deadwood and Black Mirror 3D-printed a living baby, Westworld is meticulously plotted to lay out the delicate intricacies of the story it’s telling, but it doesn’t move slowly or without an inherent tension. This show does demand you pay attention, but you don’t need to be pre-versed in the universe or theoretical physics in order to understand what’s going on.” —Nerdist “If Nolan, Joy and executive producer JJ Abrams keep up this early quality, there’s scope for a continuing series here, a rare beast that can promise action, sex, philosophy, intrigue and be many things to many people.” —Den of Geek
Oct 3 @ 7:00 PM
Monday, October 3rd at 7:00 PM, we will host the premiere of Sixteen Legs, a film by Bookend Trust that features Neil Gaiman, author of Sandman and Neverwhere. Neil will be Skyping in and the film creators from Bookend Trust will be at the Cocteau to answer questions! There will also be a fantastic exhibition of spider replicas, sculptures of eggsacks, and much more. Tickets are $15.00 Giant prehistoric spiders the size of dinner plates try to find love in the dark. As the world rapidly descends into the next period of global mass extinction, a message of hope comes from an unlikely hero: a creature, often reviled, that has survived previous mass extinctions and climatic change in a magical ecosystem hidden beneath one of the world’s last great wildernesses. With spectacular imagery and a dark-fantasy twist, this is a real-world “Charlotte’s Web,” capitalizing on master story-teller Neil Gaiman’s global popularity to take a story of stability and solitude into our world of rapid change. ABOUT THE FILM: This is a never-before-told story of a weird underground world dominated by the love-lives of giant prehistoric spiders the size of dinner plates. These are still-living prehistoric animals that outlasted the dinosaurs, survived the splitting of the continents, and have endured the entirety of human civilization within some of Australia’s largest and deepest caves. These animals were the first web-spinners on the planet and are at the apex of this extraordinary ecosystem, which in turns influences the wilderness above them. The documentary has exclusive access to deep research with a global scientific pedigree. The 25th anniversary of research on these giant animals reveals that they break the rules compared to their surface cousins: they have a very unusual mating strategy that allows the males to survive in the dark, their young take 9 months to emerge from the egg-sacs (instead of 6-8 weeks), they have structurally and chemically unique egg structures to allow the eggs and young to develop for so long, and the adult spiders live for decades (instead of 2-3 years). This story is told from one of the world’s last great wildernesses, a visually stunning and unbelievably beautiful landscape that meets the highest number of criteria for World Heritage Listing of anywhere on the planet. Filming has been undertaken in some of Australia’s deepest and most spectacular caves. These are ‘Restricted Access’, which means they are not open to the public or media due to the high conservation value of the caves themselves, and the fact that only the most experienced cavers can safely access them (only 72 people are allowed access per year). We have been granted exclusive filming access on the basis of our long history of cave research, and our proven capacity to work in highly fragile and dangerous underground environments. No one else will be able to capture this footage. The footage has been captured over 4 years in 4K and 5K resolution. This is a real-life tale of deep science told with a dark fairytale[...]
Oct 6 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Artist Reyes Padilla will exhibit his artwork this October at the Jean Cocteau Cinema Gallery! The show is called Synful Nature. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 6th at 5:30 PM. Don’t miss it! The exhibit will be on view until the end of October. Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Reyes Padilla currently lives and works in Albuquerque. His work has sold to a variety of collectors, including the State of New Mexico. Padilla’s installation titled, ¡Mira, Look!, was purchased for the permanent collection of Explora Science Center and Museum in Albuquerque in 2016. Padilla has recently shown in the Santa Fe Convention Center Community Gallery (2015) and created a solo mural exhibition at Graft Gallery, also in Albuquerque (2015). He works out of his studio at the Factory on 5th located near downtown Albuquerque.
Oct 18 @ 6:00 PM
BlackShirtReads presents ACROSS THE AMAZONS, a live screenplay reading on October 18th at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $8 General Admission, $7 for Seniors, and $5 Students. ACROSS THE AMAZONS is an eighteenth century historical adventure is based on the true story of aristocrat Isabel Grameson Godin, a native of Andean Colonial Peru (now Ecuador). She has just lost her fourth child to smallpox when she receives news that her French husband, Jean Godin, absent for 20 years and unable to join her because of political unrest, has made arrangements to meet her in French Guiana. Against family wishes, she decides to cross the Amazon to reconnect with him. Joined by her two brothers, her young nephew, a crew of personal servants, Dr. Rocha, his traveling companion and his manservant, along with a host of Indian guides, Isabel sets off on the months-long trek. Disaster escalates.
Feb 10 @ 7:00 PM – Feb 12 @ 9:00 PM
Meet Misty Lee – a Creeper in a Corset. Magician, Séance Medium, Professional Voice Actress, and Writer – Misty Lee is renowned for her saucy brand of sorcery and sophisticated stage illusion. Shows will be: Friday, February 10th Saturday, February 11th Sunday, February 12th “I’ve always had a case of the bold.” Raised in Detroit near notorious 8-Mile —the world where Eminem’s fictional movie was set— Misty credits her ‘school of hard knocks’ upbringing as inspiring her macabre sense of humor and interest in the so-called “dark arts.” She began performing magic when she was just sixteen but was quickly disillusioned by the ever-shrinking costumes given to her by the local talent dispatch. “I wanted magic to be more than just sparkles, skin, and pointing at things.” She tried to swear off magic, but her Musical Theater and Improv backgrounds proved a fertile ground for magic. “It followed me,” Lee says. “Magic for me is like a tick – it dug right in, and it refuses to let go.” Misty’s no-nonsense approach to prestidigitation, her creativity, and her affinity for fearlessly speaking her mind has honed her career, and has won her both respect and friends among magic’s best and brightest.