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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Sept. 29, 2017

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Welcome back once again for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD.  Once again, it’s a sizable mix of big Hollywood flicks and smaller, indie fare. 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!

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‘Mud’ film now enters post-production

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The film crew for “Mud” (Hashtł’ishnii) wrapped up their three-day production Sept. 11.

The film crew shot their production in three separate locations in Gallup.  Other scenes were in Lupton, Arizona and in Black Hat, N.M., at a convenience store.

A challenging scene was filmed in a Chevy pickup truck while in motion on U.S. Route 491 and State Highway 264.

“Filming in Gallup and on the Navajo Nation was a great experience for us,” said Shaandiin Tome, writer and director of Mud. “We had the best team I have ever worked with on a production.”

Members of the film crew are from Grand Rapids, Mich., to Los Angeles, Calif.  Other members are from Taos, Santa Fé...

Gallup Boys & Girls Club receives grant from Taco Bell

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The Boys & Girls Club of Gallup recently had the opportunity to continue with their mission to support local youth. Taco Bell awarded the club with a check in the amount of $3,000.

James Rich, franchise owner of High Desert, LLC Taco Bell, presented Marisa Hutchinson, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Gallup the grant on Sept. 24, at the Boys & Girls Club facility located on Princeton Avenue.

“Taco Bell was gracious enough to award us this grant opportunity to support us as a program for our local youth,” Hutchinson said.

The funding that was presented to Hutchinson and her team will be utilized to sustain the youth at the club. The funding is directed towards the teen program to...

‘Fall Into Fashion Show’ brings couture to Rio West Mall

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The 3rd Annual ‘Fall into Fashion Show’ was held at the Rio West Mall’s center court Sept. 16. The fashion show called on the mall’s local businesses to come out and display their clothing apparel.

There were a variety of unique, junior, young, and matured models that volunteered their time to show off clothing lines.

There wasn’t an empty seat in the house at this year’s show. The organizers kept the audience busy with music by DJ Kirk, emcee Sarah Piano, and the most entertaining were the prizes given away to the audience who were in attendance.

Businesses that advertised their clothing line and/or merchandise were Fallas, Journeys, JC Penney, rue21, A-Team Cheer...

Native American themed films feature star power

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Gallup Film Festival closes out 5th year

The Gallup Film Festival, held for three days at the El Morro Theatre, featured roughly 50 films from across the globe, Sept. 14 - 17.

Opening night was the highlight of the event, with the star-studded premiere of “The Watchman’s Canoe.”

A packed house of anxious fans attended the premiere along with cast members Adam Beach, Roger Willie, Kiri Goodson, Carter Jon, and director Barri Chase.

The Watchman’s Canoe is a story loosely based on the childhood of director Barri Chase, who at a young age found a totem pole in her home. She realized that she had to write a story about it and the indigenous impact it had on her. It also deals...

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