Keep Telling Stories That Matter!
Our next Friday Filmmakers Coffee is on SUNDAY, SEPT. 4TH from 2-4:30pm at Cafe Fina in Santa Fe! RSVP here!
You're invited to our monthly coffees in Santa Fe and Albuquerque.
Friday Filmmakers Club Members: Free
(FFClub Membership is $57 -- but for the rest of this year, only $25.)
WHERE: Cafe Fina 624 Old Las Vegas Hwy, Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 466-3886 (where the I-25 & Hwy 285 meet - Take Exit 290 and drive towards the mountains) We'll be at the big oval table or outside on the patio in the back. BIG THANK YOU to Murphy O'Brien and Ringo Stinett for their kindness & generosity in hosting FFCoffees!
Let us know if you'll be attending this month's REEL NEW MEXICO screening of "SALT OF THE EARTH" (1954, 90 minutes,) this time on a WEDNESDAY, September 14, at the La Tienda Performance Space in Eldorado (enter through the La Plancha restaurant entrance, then turn left through the doors.) You can grab a delicious dinner at the Oasis Cafe at La Tienda in the next building and/or a beer at the Santa Fe Brewing Co.Taphouse to enjoy while you watch the film, if you arrive at 6pm. Suggested Donation for Reel New Mexico is only $5. Definitely let us know if you're going ahead of time and we'll meet you for dinner and a beer.
Salt of the Earth is a powerful, persuasive labor-management drama. With the exception of five actors (including future Walton’s star Will Geer), the cast is comprised of non-professionals, mostly participants of the real-life strike action upon which the film is based. It is one of three films that have been shot in part in NM that have been ‘banned’ or censored at some point. This will be part of our pre-movie discussion.
Set in and shot near Silver City, NM, the film concerns the measures taken by the largely Hispanic union to improve working and especially living conditions for the poverty-stricken workers. Remarkably prescient, given that the film was made long before the women’s movement, is the fact that it is the wives who keep the strike alive while their husbands are beaten and otherwise oppressed by the owners.