The Season



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

"... beguiling ..."

"... captivating ..."
Los Angeles Times

7:30 PM Thursday, August 24th
Pre-film dessert reception: 6:30 PM
Center for Contemporary Arts

7:45 PM Thursday, August 24th
Pre-film dessert reception: 6:30 PM
Center for Contemporary Arts

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, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski, and more. Academy Award®-nominated director Daniel Raim gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the influential yet largely uncredited contributions of storyboard artist Harold and researcher Lillian. The charming love story of these two Hollywood figures is tenderly told through a mix of love letters, film clips and interviews with Harold and Lillian, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola and others, and paints a moving portrait of a marriage and a celebration of their talents.



"staggering ... breathtaking"
Wall Street Journal

"A great story ... a very rare treat."
Huffington Post

"Takes audiences on (a) journey."
Chicago Reader

7:00 PM Tuesday, July 25th
JCC of Greater ABQ
with special guest Robert Shlaer

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.

The new documentary, CARVALHO’S JOURNEY, is the story of Carvalho’s harrowing adventure, one that took him from New York to California, passing through New Mexico on the way. Carvalho’s daguerreotypes captured the sweeping vistas of the rough and tumble West, and his best-selling memoir of 1867 left a vivid record of the journey itself. The Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival is presenting the regional premier of CARVALHO’S JOURNEY at 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 20th at CCA. Santa Fe resident Robert Shlaer, who retraced parts of that journey and recreated many of Carvalho’s daguerreotypes, will be at the screening to share his insights about this piece of history.


Pulitzer collage

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

" ... an exploration of the importance of words

and language in a free democracy ..."

5:00 PM Sunday, August 6th
Q and A with guest author
James McGrath Morris
Center for Contemporary Arts

SOLD OUT – Wait List Only

THE PULITZER AT 100 tells the story of this prestigious prize through the riveting stories of the artists who have won it. Pulitzer prize winning journalists Carl Bernstein, Nick Kristof, Thomas Friedman, and David Remnick; authors Toni Morrison, Michael Chabon, Junot Díaz, Tony Kushner, and Ayad Akhtar; and musicians Wynton Marsalis, David Crosby, and John Adams, among others, share their experiences. Pulitzer prize winning works are read by Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman, Liev Schreiber, John Lithgow and Yara Shahidi.

Equally inspiring is the life of Pulitzer himself. Authors Theodore Glasser, James McGrath Morris, Roy Harris and others provide insight into the career of a man who was raised in a Jewish Hungarian home, came on his own to America not speaking English and rose to the highest ranks of journalism.

Mr. Morris, who is featured in the film, will be joining us at the screening. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, “Pulitzer, A Life in Politics, Print and Power”.

Special guest author James McGrath Morris