Comings & Goings – Films & Events

CARVALHO’S JOURNEY coming to ABQ, July 25.
Don’t miss THE PULITZER AT 100, coming August 6.
Pre-sales for HAROLD AND LILLIAN have started.



"... charming ..."
The Village Voice

Pre-film dessert reception!
Harold and Lillian Michaelson are two of the best-known names in Hollywood that you have likely never heard of. Their work left an indelible mark on classics by Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, and more. Academy Award®-nominated director Daniel Raim gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the influential contributions of storyboard artist Harold and researcher Lillian. Their love story is tenderly told through a mix of love letters, film clips and interviews to paint a moving portrait of a marriage and to celebrate their talents. IT'S OUR END OF SEASON EVENT! ... more ....

Thu Aug 24, 7:30 PM
Pre-film dessert reception: 6:30 PM
Center for Contemporary Arts

Thu Aug 24, 7:45 PM
Pre-film dessert reception: 6:30 PM
Center for Contemporary Arts



" ... breathtaking ..."
Wall Street Journal

Coming to the ABQ Jewish Film Fest!
It’s a real life adventure story of the American West with a most unlikely character taking center stage. In 1853 Solomon Carvalho, an observant Sephardic Jew who had never saddled his own horse, accompanied the famed explorer John Fremont on Fremont’s Fifth Westward Expedition and became one of the first photographers to document the far West. ... more ...

Tue Jul 25, 7:00 PM
JCC of Greater ABQ
with special guest Robert Shlaer

Pulitzer collage


"How can ... it not inspire?"
The Denver Post

Guest author James McGrath Morris
THE PULITZER AT 100 tells the story of this prestigious prize through the riveting stories of the artists who have won it. Prize winners Carl Bernstein, Nick Kristof, Thomas Friedman, Michael Chabon, Junot Díaz, Tony Kushner, Wynton Marsalis, among others, share their experiences. Experts, including author James McGrath Morris, shed insight into the remarkable life of Pulitzer, the man. Raised in a Jewish Hungarian household, he came to America not speaking English and rose to the highest ranks of journalism. ...more...

Sun Aug 6, 5:00 PM
Q and A with guest author
James McGrath Morris
Center for Contemporary Arts

Jason Loik retouches the ceiling painting of the Gwoździec after the installation in the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland, 2013.


" a spectacular tribute"
Deborah Lipstadt, Historian

Special guests, Laura & Rick Brown
Artists Laura and Rick Brown are not Jewish and not Polish, yet they set out to rebuild Gwodziec, a magnificent wooden eighteenth century synagogue in Poland that was later destroyed by the Nazis. Their vision inspires hundreds of people to join them, using their hands, old tools and techniques to bring Gwodziec's history, culture, science, and art back to life.
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Photo: Copyright Trillium Studios. Photo and film courtesy of The National Center for Jewish Film

Tue Jul 11, 5:00 PM
Special guests
artists/educators Laura & Rick Brown
Center for Contemporary Arts



"... touching ..."
Huffington Post

The Best of Sundance!
The critics agree, this standout feature film at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival is not to be missed. Filmed in the heart of one of New York's ultra-Orthodox communities. It is a tender film of love and faith and the struggle to balance both, with a back story that makes you wonder how the film ever got made.
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Wed Jun 14, 5:00 PM
Center for Contemporary Arts

Womens Balcony Poster 220x180


"... joyous ..."

CINEMA BISTRO - Film & Dinner
Israel’s number one film of the year is coming to Santa Fe as part of the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival’s new Cinema Bistor, movies and dinner. THE WOMEN’S BALCONY, which was nominated for five Israeli Academy Awards, is a light-hearted story that pits a determined group of Orthodox women against a young rabbi who sees the world differently. The film is followed by an optional Friday night dinner at MIDTOWN BISTRO. See Menu ... More ...

Fri May 19, 5:00 PM
Optional Friday Night Dinner at Midtown Bistro at 7:00 PM
Center for Contemporary Arts