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August 24, 2010
Film for Change presents the second annual Albuquerque Film Festival (http://www.abqfilmfestival.com)
August 25-29, 2010. The sophomore festival will open on August 25th with a
screening of the 1971 classic "Two-Lane Blacktop" to be introduced by Director
Monte Hellman. Also on the schedule is the New Mexico-filmed feature "The Dry
Land" playing at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (http://www.nhccnm.org)
with Director Ryan Piers Williams and actress America Ferrera in attendance. The
second annual Albuquerque Film Festival will also feature workshops, live
musical performances and more than 30 films. Confirmed guests include Marvel
Director of Games Todd Jefferson and actor Giancarlo Esposito of "Breaking Bad."
In 2009, the festival featured dozens of films and attracted nearly 3,000
attendees as well as special guest Dennis Hopper, which organizers hope to build
on this year.
The festival will feature workshops, panels, parties and screenings at the Hard
Rock Hotel and Casino Albuquerque. Workshops will be part of a continuous
partnership with the Duke City Shootout and focus on directing, writing, acting,
producing and post-production skills. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Albuquerque
highlights include a special musical performance from legendary rock band
Queensryche and Waylon Payne ("Walk the Line") and more at the filmmaker's
Rich Henrich, Director of the Albuquerque Film Festival, said, "We are so
pleased to return to Albuquerque. We've made a number of exciting changes to the
Festival that we hope will do much to expose the people of Albuquerque to the
film industry and members of the film industry to the Duke City. We're
especially excited to be joining the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Albuquerque
adding another festive element to what is already the best summer event in
Festival passes and single-event tickets are available at http://www.abqfilmfestival.com.
Venues include the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Albuquerque, the KiMo Theatre, the
Guild Cinema, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Aux Dog Theatre, Southwest
Film Center and other venues throughout the city.
"Albuquerque has become a true powerhouse for film and visitors to our city
during this event will have the chance to experience components of that
excitement," said Dale Lockett, president/CEO of the Albuquerque Convention &
Visitors Bureau (http://www.ItsATrip.org).
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