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Gallup Film Festival diverse film lineup

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There’s something for everyone

Whether you prefer features, documentaries, shorts, or foreign made films, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the Gallup Film Festival Sept. 14 -16.

It’s a lineup that showcases some of the best and brightest talent in the independent filmmaking industry.


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...

Celebration time for Lincoln Elementary

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School gets an ‘A’ grade, breaks ground on new CAMPUS

It was a momentous occasion for Lincoln Elementary as they celebrated two major milestones on Sept. 11.

Lincoln Elementary received an “A” grade for exceptional educational achievement in raising test scores in just under five years. Raising the grade from a “D,” current Lincoln Elementary Principal Mary Washburn said it took a lot of work from both staff and students. Elated beyond words, Washburn says her entire staff has been working diligently for the past four years to this point and this indeed is a celebratory occasion.

“I’m really proud of all of us, our staff they really worked hard for it, and...

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!


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...

AG Balderas Files Lawsuit against Trump to Protect Dreamers & Preserve DACA

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Nearly 7,000 DACA Grantees in New Mexico

ALBUQUEQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas joined a coalition of 16 Attorneys General in filing suit Sept. 6, to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals grantees in New Mexico and across the United States.

The lawsuit, which was filed this afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, details how the Trump Administration has violated the Equal Protection clause of the Constitution by discriminating against Dreamers of Mexican origin, who make up 78 percent of DACA recipients; violated Due Process rights; and harmed States’ residents, institutions, and economies.

“I filed suit against President...

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