July 20, 2018 Julian Nunez

“Made in New Mexico”
Saturday, July 21 from 2-4pm
Movie expert Jeff Berg will show film clips from his “Made in New Mexico” series, featuring segments of movies filmed in the Land of Enchantment. Berg has presented his “Made in New Mexico” film clip series throughout the state and is the author of the book “New Mexico Filmmaking.” He also served on the board of the Mesilla Valley Film Society and writes reviews for films shown at the Fountain Theatre.
Admission is $5.
Jeff will be doing the launch of his new book, ‘Historic Movie Theatres of New Mexico’ at Coas Bookstore from 10am-12pm on July 21st.
Filmmakers discovered the uniqueness of Las Cruces many years ago, 
as some of the first silent short films that were made in New Mexico were shot in 1911 in and around the old Cox Ranch, now the Dripping Springs Natural Area. These films, including titles such as ‘The Dude’ and ‘Fool’s Gold’,  which have sadly been lost to time. 
It wasn’t until the 60’s when a number of filmmakers rediscovered the area, and films such ‘Hang ‘Em High’, with Clint Eastwood and the very tongue in cheek comedy, ‘Up in the Cellar’ which offers a scene of the destruction of downtown Las Cruces for ‘urban renewal’, were shot here.
Over the years numerous productions have come to town, with over 120 films shot at least in part, in or around the city of crosses.  
Film historian, author, former Mesilla Valley Film Society board member &  Las Cruces Bulletin film reviewer, Jeff Berg, will be presenting a
 series of clips from some of the films shot in Las Cruces, including some pictures you have heard of and others that might have escaped your attention.  The program will be about 90 minutes in length offering a history of Las Cruces’ filmmaking ‘career’, which includes the pilot episode of the famed TV series ‘Cannon’, ‘The Burning Plain’, featuring one of actress Jennifer Lawrence’s first roles, perhaps a work or two by Mark Medoff and  a scene from the unforgettable ‘Truck Stop Women’.  
Audience participation is strongly encouraged as long as 
you don’t throw things…
~ New Dates for ~
Summer Short Course
with Kathleen Key, Art Historian
A Four Part Series on 
“The Fab Four Artists

 – Turner, 

Singer Sargent, Sorolla
 and Wyeth Family”
Please note that due to an unexpected medical issue, Kathleen Key has postponed the Fab Four Summer Short Course scheduled to start in July. New dates: 

August 20 – Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, 1775-1851)
August 27 – John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925)
(NO Class on Labor Day, Sept 3) September 10 – Joaquin Sorolla (Spanish, 1863-1923)
September 17 – NC Wyeth (1882 – 1945), Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) and other Wyeth family members (American)

 Please contact the DAAC office at 575-523-6403 for more information 

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