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We've added two more videos from recent author events at the Jean Cocteau to the JCC website:

CONNIE WILLIS, interviewed by Melinda M. Snodgrass

JOHN NICHOLS, interviewed by Lorene Mills

If you weren't able to be with us in person, you can check them out at


Connie and I have known each other for decades, of course, and she's always a delight. John Nichols, however, I've only met once or twice previously, and the last time was probably twenty years ago at an event up in Colorado organized by Ed Bryant. Nichols is a fascinating man, however, and he had a lot to say. Even if you don't know his work, you should find him interesting.

The video of my own talk with John Scalzi is not ready yet, but should be up soon.

Autographed books by Connie Willis, Melinda Snodgrass, John Nichols, John Scalzi, and myself are all available from the JCC website, of course. Along with lots more from other authors.

A recent comment from a "fan" said, in rather strong words, that he was not interested in the Jean Cocteau or anything that went on there. Fair enough. No one said you had to be. Maybe you should skip the posts with the JCC icon on top.

Thing is, though, that Santa Fe cares about the Jean Cocteau... I've had many people tell me that they love our little theatre... and more to the point, I care as well. The Jean Cocteau doesn't bring me big wheelbarrows of money. Far from it. If we ever manage to get it into the black, I may die of shock. It is, however, a source of joy... for our patrons, for our city, and certainly for myself. And in the end, we all need some joy in our lives.


Apr. 20th, 2017 11:26 am (UTC)
Jean Cocteau
Hi, George, please let me amuse myself today with a slightly off-topic question (but not quite, since this post is JCC-related). It's a stupid and seemingly obvious question, really, but do you like Jean Cocteau's movies? I mean, your movie theater bears the name of one of the most influential filmmakers of XX century (not in the least in terms of fantasy movies), so it only makes sense that someone should ask you about it (terribly sorry to waste your time if you have already been asked about that)?

Edited at 2017-04-20 11:27 am (UTC)
Apr. 21st, 2017 02:20 am (UTC)
Re: Jean Cocteau
I like some of the movies we show, love some of the movies we show, feel indifferent or underwhelmed by others... and many I never see. When we first reopened the JCC in 2013, I went to every movie we showed, but that got old after a few months.

The JCC promotes itself as Santa Fe's most eclectic movie theatre. When your offerings are as varied as ours, they will never please any one person's taste. Not even mine.


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