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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Sept. 22, 2017

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Well, it looks like there are some big new releases arriving shortly on Blu-ray and DVD. As always, we’ve got the highlights for you right here. 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!

The Bad Batch - This dystopian drama arrives from...

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...

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.

Thursday evening debuts with the long-anticipated film the “Watchman’s Canoe.” Filmmaker Berri Chase teased festival-goers with a sampling of the film she was currently shooting at the time of last year’s festival. And she’s back, post-production, with her star lineup in tow.

Starring Adam Beach and Roger Willie, along with a ray of sunshine lead Kiri Goodson, it’s...

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...

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