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Coming to the Cocteau

For all you New Mexican out there... and for travellers passing through the Land of Enchantment... we have lots of cool stuff coming to the Jean Cocteau Cinema these next couple of months, starting this Friday when we open EVEREST.

We also have some cool special events and booksignings coming up.

On October 6, WILLIAM GIBSON, the father of cyberpunk, will be here for an interview and Q&A, and to sign copies of new novel THE PERIPHERAL. Reserve your copies early; we expect a sellout, as with many of our author events.

From October 9 through October 14, we'll be hosting a WES CRAVEN RETROSPECTIVE, to honor the late great director whose death on August 30 saddened millions of his fans. I had the honor of working with Wes once -- he directed one of my TWILIGHT ZONE episodes, though sadly the episode was gutted by CBS before broadcast. A great guy, and an immense talent. We'll be showing several of his best known films, and hope to bring in some special guests via Skype.

On November 8, another author event. This time we are bringing in bestselling author DEBORAH HARKNESS. Harkness was originally scheduled a few months ago, but flight delays forced a cancellation... but this time we hope the airlines will be more helpful, and get her to Santa Fe on time.

We had sold-out houses for our burlesque performances earlier this month, so we're going to do it again... this time with the SUICIDE GIRLS!

Alas, our small (very small) stage at the JCC isn't big enough to accomodate all the Suicide Girls, so we'll be offering a somewhat downscaled version of their usual show... but that should still be pretty kickass, and there is something to be said for an intimate setting. And as everyone who has seen them knows, the Suicide Girls never disappoint.

That one should be a sellout too. Tickets are $35 (18 and over, please) and can be bought on the JCC website at http://www.jeancocteaucinema.com/event/suicide-girls-blackheart-burlesque/?instance_id=36360 . A portion of every ticket will be donated to our friends at the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary down in Candy Kitchen.

See you at the show!


Sep. 23rd, 2015 10:35 pm (UTC)
William Gibson! Wish I could be there. NEUROMANCER is a delightfully anachronistic read in the year 2015, even as it basically created an entire literary genre in its day.

"The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel."

The infamous opening line. I'm a child of the 80s, so of course I understand what Gibson meant. I would be curious to know the cut-off birth date past which someone reading it would have to have it explained to them, though.
John Nelson
Sep. 24th, 2015 12:00 am (UTC)
I now realize why I'm not compelled to go out to so many events in my area: Because none rule as hard as the ones you host in the Cocteau. I may just need to move to New Mexico
Sep. 24th, 2015 05:52 am (UTC)
Damn, I'll have to find somewhere in my area to see Everest. It's got to be pretty intense considering what it's based on. I remember when Rob Hall died up there. I think it was Scott Fischer up there too. A couple really well known Sherpa.

An absolute tragedy. Crazy that was almost twenty years ago. I was a kid who wanted to climb Everest when that happened. I'd subscribe to mountain climbing magazines, read all the encyclopedia entries on the eight-thousanders. I couldn't believe Rob Hall died up there. Just so shocking.

For those who don't know, among the highest mountains, Everest is not considered a challenging (for the mountains we're talking about) climb. This stuff happens on K2, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna, etc... Not on Everest. Just such a shock when this happened.

RIP Rob Hall, Scott Fischer and all those lost in the 96 Everest tragedy.
Sep. 24th, 2015 01:40 pm (UTC)
Every time I see you abbreviate Jean Cocteau Cinema as JCC, I read it the way I've read it in other contexts for years--Jewish Community Center--and I have a moment of, "Wait, what . . . ?" :-)


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