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Gallup Film Festival: A premier summer, three-day festive event

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With films from local filmmakers to around the world

The Gallup Film Festival, now in its fifth year, is set for Sept. 14 - 16, with film submissions from 19 U.S. States, and nine foreign countries in 19 film categories.

Tickets can be purchased in blocks, a minimum of five films for the cost of $5 per block. Each block is about 2 ½ hours.

Special guest appearance this year are the cast from Light Dancing Production’s The Watchman’s Canoe, a feature length film of kids, coming of age, adventure, drama, and comedy produced by writer and director Barri Chase.

The showcase of The Watchman’s Canoe at the GFF is the world premier and special screening before being released to...

Gallup Film Festival highlights language preservation with film on Zuni

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Featured this Friday at 7:30 pm is “Now, Then, and Forever: Zuni in the Grand Canyon,” one of 50 submissions at the Gallup Film Festival.

The film is a sojourn of the Zuni people and their ancestral connection to the Grand Canyon.

“La Sap Da Ya Kya, La’ Gi, E Sha Małdeh A:shiwi Lak Chimikyanakyadaya:ah” is the title in the Zuni language.

The Grand Canyon is the place of emergence for the Zuni people, and continues to serve as a spiritual sojourn for the A:shiwi (the Zuni people) to leave offerings and gather materials for traditional practices.

In 1919, the Grand Canyon was established as a National Park says film narrator, Octavius Seowtewa, “and put a stop to the...

In theaters now … ‘Mother!’ A bizarre, disturbing and oddly fascinating allegory

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Rating: ««« out of 4

Running Time: 121 minutes

Don’t say I didn’t warn you. The new and extremely eccentric drama from director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream) is his strangest work yet. Mother! most definitely is not a crowd-pleaser and will ultimately polarize viewers. Heck, the film earned some extreme reactions even at a local press-only screening. However, there is a lot going on under the surface of the film and it ultimately sticks in the brain long after the credits roll. On that level alone, it’s an interesting and intriguing experiment.

Mother (Jennifer Lawrence) is the title character, who is never given a specific name. She lives...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Sept. 15, 2017

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It’s another busy edition, jam-packed with a wide variety of new releases on Blu-ray and DVD. As always, we have all the highlights for you below. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail - This documentary follows the owners of the small Abacus financial investment company in New York. This little firm, built by a Chinese immigrant family and serving a locals in their community, were the only institute that faced criminal charges after the devastating financial crisis of 2008. Forced to defend themselves with little assistance, the movie argues that this company was...

“It’ will send shivers down your spine

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Rating: ««« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 135 min.

It has only been a few weeks since a Stephen King adaptation has been at cinemas. The Dark Tower came and went without much fanfare or success. However, the horror film It seems likely to fare much better with audiences and bring in stronger box office returns. Previously produced as a popular miniseries, the new feature updates the story and adds gruesome and disturbing turns too violent for network television. But does the end result send chills down the spine?

For most, the answer will be yes. In fact, this feature excels at maximizing the creep factor out of its supernatural lead antagonist, an ancient and evil life form known...
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