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Impactful film inspires ‘monumental’ social change

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Documentary reveals relevance of 1680 today

Veiled Lightning, a documentary that’s been on the film festival circuit of late, inspiring social change and receiving national acclaim, is also playing on the Gallup Film Festival big screen.

The film “weaves archival footage, informant interviews, original art and...

Changes exhibit brings extra color and creativity to the Children’s Library

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Patrons wandered about Octavia Fellin Children’s Branch Sept. 8, enjoying refreshments and  taking in all the various types of arts and crafts on display. The occasion was the opening reception of an exhibit of works by residents at the Coyote Canyon Rehabilitation Center.

According to Coyote Canyon’s mission statement,  “CCRC, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides quality person-centered supports and assistance to adults with developmental disabilities to achieve independence and freedom of choice.”

Located on East Navajo Route 9 in Brimhall, the organization offers day habilitation, community living and employment services. The art department offers arts and...

The Predator is assisted by its entertaining cast

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Running Time: 107 minutes

Some 31 years ago, Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared in one of his greatest and most iconic films, Predator. Two sequels have followed since that time, along with a pair of tie-ins featuring the titular beasts. None of them featured its heavyweight star, and none of them were particularly memorable. However, Hollywood is trying to rebuild the monster’s brand once more with The Predator.

In this sequel, a spacecraft crashes and the violent alien pilot comes across soldier Quinn McKenna (Boyd Holbrook). After their encounter, the shocked protagonist collects some alien weaponry as proof of the event and mails it back home. The...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Sept. 14, 2018

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Once again, it’s time for another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. There are plenty of interesting releases arriving, including a huge box-office hit. 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!

Filmworker - Stanley Kubrick is considered one of cinema’s greatest creators. This documentary goes behind the scenes to give credit to the filmmaker’s right-hand man, Leon Vitali. After playing the role of Lord Bullingdon in Barry Lyndon, Vitali gave up his acting career to assist the director, working together for decades until Kubrick’s passing. The movie chronicles their relationship...

Apache Skateboards founder speaks at UNM-G

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Artist urges youth to ‘be your truest self’

The auditorium in Calvin Hall at the University of New Mexico Gallup was filled Sept. 5 for an artist lecture by Douglas Miles, whose artwork is on display in the Ingham Chapman Gallery as part of the exhibit New Native American Art to Brighten Your Day, which runs through Sept. 24.

Miles, who hails from San Carlos, Ariz., may be known to locals as the founder of Apache Skateboards, which has operated for the past 15 years.

During the lecture, Miles said Apache Skateboards began as a personal project that caught the attention of the community and evolved into a business.

“[Apache Skateboards] started as a father making something...

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