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Magic in Santa Fe

Magic returns to Santa Fe at the end of April at the Jean Cocteau Cinema, "Your Hometown Movie Theatre."  (Well, provided Santa Fe is your home town).

On April 25, we will be showing the hit magical heist film, NOW YOU SEE ME, for a week's engagement.

But a magical movie is just the beginning.  That weekend we will also be bringing in DAVID KWONG, the magician behind the film, to talk about the movie and its making, and perform  three live shows for us.  As Head Magical Consultant, David worked with the writers to design all the tricks for the film.  He's a double threat, however: puzzles as well as prestidigation are his province, and he also designs crossword puzzles for the NEW YORK TIMES.

David will be doing three shows for us: at 6:20 pm on Friday, April 25, and at 2:00 pm and 8:30 pm on Saturday, April 26.

Advance tickets are now on sale from the Cocteau website at http://www.jeancocteaucinema.com/

Come and join us, and prepare to be amazed.


Apr. 12th, 2014 12:46 pm (UTC)
The illusions performed in 'Now You See Me' were amazing. It would be fantastic to see them up close.
Apr. 13th, 2014 01:27 am (UTC)
offtopic question (sorry)
I've got an unrelated question I've been wanting to ask Mr. Martin since I read the books - the name of the wildling warg with an eagle, Orell, it actually means "eagle" in Russian (spells Орёл). Is that on purpose or an amazing coincidence?

Apr. 19th, 2014 01:29 pm (UTC)
I saw part of it while channel surfing. Luckily it came around again. It would be fun to see with a group - and with the magician. What a great idea for an event!
Apr. 19th, 2014 02:28 am (UTC)
Hey George. Looks like fun in Santa Fe! Looking forward to you coming over here to North Carolina in June for ConCarolinas!!
Apr. 19th, 2014 12:27 pm (UTC)
Came to Turkey
Hi Mr. Martin. Can you came to Turkey, when the sixth book will translate to Turkish? Love from Turkey.
Apr. 23rd, 2014 05:31 am (UTC)
The actual related post before this had its comments frozen so I apologize for putting this here. I just wanted to say, I wish I lived in Santa Fe since Jean Cocteau is receiving Mr. Diaz. I read his book The Brief Wonderful Life of Oscar Wao the past semester as part of a Literature and Cultural Diversity course and was completely blown away. The book not only has a great story and characters it has a real depth to its commentary that is immediate and undeniable. The session with him will surely be fascinating. Plus I bet he'll have some funny stories he's heard about people learning some interesting Dominican slang from his novel.
Apr. 23rd, 2014 05:19 pm (UTC)
OSCAR WAO is a terrific book, and Junot Diaz is an amazing guy, as good a speaker as he is a writer.
Apr. 23rd, 2014 01:37 pm (UTC)
Going to New Mexico on a jet plane
Hi George, I'm coming to New Mexico on the weekend of May 10th from Connecticut specifically to see you at the Words with Writers event in Albuquerque. I plan on also going to Santa Fe to your theater and explore the area. Can you recommend the best place to eat Mexican food in Santa Fe and Albuquerque? I'm very keen to buy the green chilies to bring home to New England, can you provide some guidance? I love Hispanic food and I can tell you that Connecticut is like wilding territory when it comes to good Mexican food. Any other recommendations you could make on places I shouldn't miss would be much appreciated.

I'm super excited to see you and Diana.

PS- I am not a Boston fan for football or baseball. We all know the Patriots are big cheats, I've thought this since the "snow plow" field goal game incident against the Dolphins (my first love team, I grew up in Miami).
GO GIANTS! Go Dolphins!
Apr. 23rd, 2014 08:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Going to New Mexico on a jet plane
Santa Fe is full of great places to eat NEW Mexican food, which is a little bit different (and considerably hotter) than other Mexican food. My own favorite is Maria's, followed closely by the Shed, La Choza, and Tomasita's.

Albuqerque used to have a terrific place called Los Cuates, but they changed ownership and the food has gone to hell. They still have the best salsa in the world, but the rest is mediocre. I really don't know the best Mexican places in ABQ any more.
Carol Cuzari
Apr. 23rd, 2014 04:01 pm (UTC)
I saw this film in my country ( Italy) a little while ago.
I really, really like it!
It would be great see David Kwong! :-D
Apr. 23rd, 2014 11:34 pm (UTC)
Hugo or Emmy
Mr. Martin I was wondering what you think will happen first: GOT winning Emmy for Best Drama or TWOW winning the Hugo Award. I finished reading all ASOIAF & Dunk & Egg and you were robbed with Goblet of Fire beating ASOS. Life is cruel...
Apr. 24th, 2014 12:37 am (UTC)
Re: Hugo or Emmy
I don't think either one will ever happen, to tell the truth.

No fantasy series has even won the Emmy for Best Dramatic Series. It is very rare that one is even nominated. I've been lucky enough to be part the two that were (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and GAME OF THRONES), so I count myself lucky. It's nice just to be part of the conversation.
Apr. 25th, 2014 09:15 am (UTC)
Putting Santa Fe on the map
Born and raised on the Emerald Isle, the furthest west I've ever been is Washington D.C. and New York city, and so I'll admit I know very little about Santa Fe, and admittedly didn't have it on the travel list. However, every time I see your posts in relation to events and shows at the Jean Cocteau, it makes me want to visit more and more. Your promotion of the Cocteau has piqued my interest in the region and has certainly helped to put Santa Fe on the list for me. Do you ever wonder if you've contributed to the tourism in Santa Fe, and how much?
Apr. 26th, 2014 12:20 am (UTC)
Bouncy mood
Too much caffeine? ;)


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