Aug 4 @ 5:30 PM – Sep 7 @ 6:30 PM
Artist Jon Sanchez will show his work at the Jean Cocteau Cinema Gallery from August 4th through September 7th. Join us on Thursday, August 4th at 5:30 PM for an opening reception. ABOUT THE ARTIST: Poster artist Jon Sanchez was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He considers himself an illustrator first and foremost. Although, he has engaged in various art mediums for most of his life. He has been designing and screen printing posters for nearly a decade, using the name “Jonito”. These posters include traditional southwestern work, band posters, pop culture art and movie posters. Over the years he has created gig posters for bands such as They Might Be Giants, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Fitz and the Tantrums and The Dandy Warhols. His work also includes tour posters for Fleetwood Mac and Cursive. For special screenings in the Albuquerque cinema, his movie posters include The Crow, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Labyrinth and Escape from New York. Jon creates and screen prints all of his own work in his garage studio. These posters are hand drawn, inked, digitally separated, and hand-pulled using acrylic inks. They are limited edition,have been showcased in galleries and sold nation wide. Some of Jon’s awards include the official tote design for Seattle’s Bumbershoot music festival, film awards for his art direction work, and several awards in the Albuquerque art scene. Jon has also showcased his work in the New Mexican Contemporary Hispanic Markets, where he has won awards for “Best First Time Exhibitor 2015” and “Official Poster Artist 2016”. See more of his artwork here!
Aug 30 @ 7:00 PM
Joaquin Gallegos and Meagan Chandler will take the stage at the Jean Cocteau Theatre in Santa Fe on Tuesday, August 30th at 7:00 PM for a Noche de Bohemia – music with deep roots in Flamenco, but spiced with flavors from all around the world. Tickets are $15. This dynamic duo has been deeply dedicated to the passionate and complex art of Flamenco for the majority of both their lives, and are a well loved part of the New Mexico Flamenco scene. But hidden in their back pockets is a wealth of music and influence from all around the globe, from magical middle eastern melodies to the smoky tint of jazz. For this single night we will dive deep into the kind of musical expression that grows new and exotic fruit from its rich roots in long standing traditions. Come sample this amazing combo! Joaquin Gallegos, guitarrista extraordinaire, is a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico. His rhythmic sensibility and prolific composing abilities have made Joaquin a sought after guitarist for solo performances, accompaniment for high level professional Flamenco dancers and as a composer of soundtracks for films. He recently released his second original album, “Nuevos Comienzos”, featuring daring new Flamenco compositions and a fantastic cast of Flamenco characters both local and international. Meagan Chandler is a performance artist, expressive arts educator, and Flamenco singer. Her pursuits in music, movement, and service to community have taken her around the world. She is known for the vast array of flavors she can evoke with her vocal instrument, and her passionate expression straight from the heart. She released her first original album, “Sensual” in 2013, and her voice can be found on many other collaborative efforts.
Sep 1 @ 5:30 PM
Artist Dion Terry will exhibit a series of beautiful illustrations at the Jean Cocteau Cinema Gallery! An opening exhibition will be held on Thursday, September 1st at 5:30 PM. Don’t miss it! The exhibition will be on view until the end of September. ABOUT THE ARTIST: Inspired by the energy and color palette of his favorite artists Francis Bacon, Jean Michael Basquiat, Jackson Pollock, and Fritz Scholder, Dion Terry depicts his animal subjects natural characteristics in great detail and precision. The soft delicate presence of the creatures are often painted with a twist, clothed in vintage gothic garments. This direction of realism and fantasy infuses his subjects with their own personalities, reminiscent of humans. Although some imagery touches on unseen pagan ideologies of mysticism and magic, this spirituality concept keeps a mysterious cloak of interest over the viewer. —Native American, b. 1976 Fort Defiance, Arizona, based in San Diego, California.
Sep 15 @ 7:00 PM
Magic Society Presents… Super Duper Video on September 15th at 7 PM. A psychedelic puppet and video show hosted by Buddy and Friday Hangs. Come out for a very special night of rare, unseen and weird puppet television shows, films and videos from around the world! Brace yourself for an unforgettable evening of live puppetry, music, prizes, and special guests. “Cool shit!” -Bob Odenkirk www.magicsocietyproductions.com
Sep 16 @ 6:00 PM – Sep 18 @ 5:00 PM
What do you get when you combine burlesque dancers, comedians, and the most popular book series and television show of the decade? Burlesque is Coming, the only burlesque tribute personally approved by author George R. R. Martin. PERFORMANCE TIMES: Friday, September 16th at 8:00 PM Saturday, September 17th at 7:00 PM Saturday, September 17th at 10:00 PM Sunday, September 18th at 5:00 PM Don’t miss this rare chance to see the houses of Richmonde, DeeCee and Bawlmer as they invade Cambridge with tantalizing teases, farcical follies and more. STARRING: Allen Ryde Bella La Blanc Cherie Sweetbottom Dante the Inferno Ego Von Hubris Mina Corbeau Moxie LaBouche Xander Lovecraft No one will be seated during the harrowing Mountain vs Red Viper duel sequence. This is an all-new show from the Blacklist Burlesque presentations last September at the Jean Cocteau. Burlesque is Coming 2016 Teaser from Blacklist Burlesque on Vimeo.
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 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 and will be available soon! 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[...]
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.