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Seven Days And Counting...

 We're down to seven days till the grand re-opening of the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe.

[That sound you just heard was me gulping.  Work is proceeding apace, but there's still a lot to do, and that opening is bearing down on us like a damned locomotive.  I need to whip my minions harder.]

First up, the classic 1956 MGM big budget SF classic, FORBIDDEN PLANET.

Tickets for FORBIDDEN PLANET... and Jean Cocteau's ORPHEUS and John Carpenter's DARK STAR, our other featured attraction... will all be FREE, but they're going fast, especially for opening night.  If you're in Santa Fe, drop by the box office and get yours now.

Oh, and we also hope to have signed copies of some of my books for sale at the theatre... and maybe other cool stuff as well.


Aug. 2nd, 2013 03:53 pm (UTC)
Jean Cocteau
I wish I could be there to go to it! I wish I could be there to have applied to work there. I got mad skills when it comes to movies and shit. ;)
But, honestly, this is NOT a criticism, just a thought really....maybe kind of corny, but I'd have shown, JC's La Belle e la Bete as my grand opening retro classic film of The Jean Cocteau Theater restoration Project.

I've seen that masterpiece too many times to count but one of my most memorable (kind of life effecting) Film experiences was when I saw it at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) circa 1995, Audio dialog replaced with a live Operetta composed and conducted by Philip Glass. It gives me goose bumps thinking about it. I get emotional about Art that effects me so deeply and that was one of the rare times it did.

Not to be a flatterer, but reading parts of ASOIAF has given me that experience as well. Art is perfect in it's imperfections and nuances indeed.

Break a Leg George. Hope you and Parris find great satisfaction and happiness in this wonderful endeavor!

may 1000 winds of fortune bring you to success.

Edited at 2013-08-02 03:55 pm (UTC)
Aug. 2nd, 2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Jean Cocteau
we wanted to show La Belle e la Bete but the film has been pulled from distribution IIRC for a restoration and re-release in the future.

thanks for the kind wishes, we're having fun planning films and events, now we just hope that people will come and enjoy the popcorn and the films we'll be showing.
Aug. 9th, 2013 02:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Jean Cocteau
It just dawned on me....how COOL is that going to be when they re-release La Belle e la Bete!? I have NO doubt you guys will get access to show it very quickly. I'm dreaming of being there....who knows...I'd love to do a road trip with our dogs from NY-Santa Fe. A HS Bestie of mine lives there and I still need to visit her.


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