NM – Trail of Lightning Launch Party

Press Release:

The Jean Cocteau Cinema presents the apocalyptic new novel, TRAIL OF LIGHTNING, by local author Rebecca Roanhorse. Come and celebrate with us at a book signing and launch event the evening of Tuesday, June 26th at 6:00 PM!

About the Book:
Climate change has created a devastated new landscape, a science fiction world fraught with new rules and ancient gods and legends. Indigenous protagonist Maggie Hoskie hunts monsters with what seems to be supernatural talent. She reluctantly enlists the aid of an unconventional medicine man on her quest to find the truth behind disappearances in a small town. The unlikely pair encounter much more trouble than anticipated, and Maggie realizes she will have to confront her past—if she wants to survive.

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Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

NM – Ready Player One Art Show

Press Release:

Join the Jean Cocteau Cinema on Thursday, March 29, 2018 for the opening of the art show featuring exclusive art from concept artist Stephan Martiniere.

Meet the artist at the show opening from 5:30 – 7:00 PM in the lobby for an informal conversation.

“Creating the virtual reality world of READY PLAYER ONE was both a creative and a demanding task. It took months of exploring, rejecting and re-thinking process to come up some interesting and intriguing architectural ideas. During my six months working on the film, I created over fifty paintings and drawings. It certainly was one of the most challenging and creative films I have worked on,” Stephan Martiniere said of his experience with the conceptual art for READY PLAYER ONE.

Stephan Martiniere is an acclaimed multi-award-winning artist. In 2012, Stephan was voted one of the 50th most inspirational artists by Imaginefx Magazine. Stephan has worked as a Director, Art Director and Concept Artist in film, animation, video games and theme parks. Stephan has worked on numerous animated TV series and films including INSPECTOR GADGET, GHOSTBUSTERS, WHERE’S WALDO, and TITAN A.E. As the director for the five animated musical adaptation shows, “Madeline,” Martiniere received the A.C.T Award, the Parent’s Choice Award, the Humanitas Award and was nominated for an Emmy.

More of Stephan’s work is showcased at the POP gallery in Santa Fe.

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Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

NM – Alcheringa Signing + Q&A

Press Release:

The Jean Cocteau Cinema presents local authors Stephania Alia and Adam Frank talk about Alcheringa’s Dream World and discuss their creative process and journey from concept to comic. Interview and discussion in our auditorium.

Followed by an audience Q & A and book signing in the lobby. The event begins on Tuesday, February 27th at 5:00 PM.

Alcheringa (in the mythology of some Australian Aboriginals) the ‘golden age’ when the first ancestors were created. It is also called the Dreamtime. The word comes (in the late 19th century) from the Aboriginal language Arrernte, and means ‘in the Dreamtime’. Alcheringa is a multimedia comic about a young woman named Madelyn who is troubled by recurring nightmares. It isn’t until Madelyn enters the Dream World that she soon discovers what her true purpose is, in a realm polluted by nightmares.

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418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

NM – Quillifer Signing

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The Jean Cocteau Cinema is pleased to present New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Walter Jon Williams with his latest fantasy book Quillifer on Sunday, January 14, 2018. George R.R. Martin will host an intimate discussion with Walter Jon Williams followed by audience Q&A and book signing in the lobby. The discussion begins at 3:00 pm, book signing starts at 4:00 pm. Tickets available at the link…

About Quillifer: An adventurous epic fantasy about a man who is forced to leave his comfortable life and find his fortune among goddesses, pirates, war, and dragons. Quillifer is a young man, serially in love and studying law, when a family tragedy throws him into the world to seek his fortune. While he struggles to establish himself in the capital, the country finds itself pitched into a civil war, and Quillifer, an unwilling soldier at best, finds himself caught up in the action, and able to tip the scales of fortune.

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418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

NM – The MacGyver Secret Signing

Author Lee Zlotoff appears at the Cocteau Cinema on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM for a book signing and reading of his new book, The MacGyver Secret: Connect to your inner MacGyver and solve anything.

Lee Zlotoff is an award-winning writer, producer and director of film and television with over a hundred primetime credits to his name. Among his more notable creations is the iconic MacGyver TV series that has continued to run around the world for over 30 years since its debut in 1985. And is now returning in a new MacGyver series on CBS and an upcoming feature film from Lionsgate Studios. Lee is also a recipient of the coveted Audience Award from the Sundance Film Festival for his film ‘The Spitfire Grill’ which has gone on to become a highly successful musical.

Lee is a graduate of St. John’s College, with campuses in Annapolis, MD and Santa Fe, NM, where he served on the board of directors for over a decade and is now a member of the President’s Council.

Committed to supporting those who strive to improve global futures and outcomes, Lee is also the founder and director of The MacGyver Foundation, which receives a portion of the proceeds from every MacGyver project.

Tickets available at the link…

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Jean Cocteau Cinema
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NM – An Afternoon with Carrie Vaughn

Author Carrie Vaughn appears in conversation with George R.R. Martin at the Cocteau Cinema on Sunday January 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM.

Carrie Vaughn is best known for her New York Times bestselling series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty who hosts a talk radio show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. The fourteenth installment, Kitty Saves the World, was released in 2015. Her forthcoming novels include a near-Earth space opera, Martians Abroad, from Tor Books, and a post-apocalyptic murder mystery, Bannerless, from John Joseph Adams Books. She’s written several other contemporary fantasy and young adult novels, as well as upwards of 80 short stories. She’s a contributor to the Wild Cards series of shared world superhero books edited by George R. R. Martin and a graduate of the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop.

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NM – Sixteen Legs Screening

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The Jean Cocteau Cinema will host the premiere of Sixteen Legs, a film by Bookend Trust that features Neil Gaiman, author of Sandman and Neverwhere, on Monday, October 3rd at 7:00 PM. Neil and the film creators from Bookend Trust will be at the Cocteau to answer questions! There will also be a fantastic exhibition of spider replicas, sculptures of egg sacs, and much more. Tickets are $15.00 and will be available soon!

Giant prehistoric spiders the size of dinner plates try to find love in the dark. As the world rapidly descends into the next period of global mass extinction, a message of hope comes from an unlikely hero: a creature, often reviled, that has survived previous mass extinctions and climatic change in a magical ecosystem hidden beneath one of the world’s last great wildernesses. With spectacular imagery and a dark-fantasy twist, this is a real-world “Charlotte’s Web,” capitalizing on master storyteller Neil Gaiman’s global popularity to take a story of stability and solitude into our world of rapid change.

ABOUT THE FILM:

This is a never-before-told story of a weird underground world dominated by the love-lives of giant prehistoric spiders the size of dinner plates.

These are still-living prehistoric animals that outlasted the dinosaurs, survived the splitting of the continents, and have endured the entirety of human civilization within some of Australia’s largest and deepest caves. These animals were the first web-spinners on the planet and are at the apex of this extraordinary ecosystem, which in turns influences the wilderness above them.

The documentary has exclusive access to deep research with a global scientific pedigree. The 25th anniversary of research on these giant animals reveals that they break the rules compared to their surface cousins: they have a very unusual mating strategy that allows the males to survive in the dark, their young take 9 months to emerge from the egg-sacs (instead of 6-8 weeks), they have structurally and chemically unique egg structures to allow the eggs and young to develop for so long, and the adult spiders live for decades (instead of 2-3 years).

This story is told from one of the world’s last great wildernesses, a visually stunning and unbelievably beautiful landscape that meets the highest number of criteria for World Heritage Listing of anywhere on the planet.

Filming has been undertaken in some of Australia’s deepest and most spectacular caves. These are ‘Restricted Access’, which means they are not open to the public or media due to the high conservation value of the caves themselves, and the fact that only the most experienced cavers can safely access them (only 72 people are allowed access per year). We have been granted exclusive filming access on the basis of our long history of cave research, and our proven capacity to work in highly fragile and dangerous underground environments. No one else will be able to capture this footage.

The footage has been captured over 4 years in 4K and 5K resolution.

This is a real-life tale of deep science told with a dark fairytale twist by master storyteller and best-selling international author Neil Gaiman (Doctor Who, Coraline). The celebrity and pop-culture appeal of the project is increased with atmospheric vocals from chart-topping Australian singer Kate Miller-Heidke and contributions from Stephen Fry, Tara Moss, Mark Gatiss, Adam Hills, and Polly Adams (daughter of Douglas Adams – author of ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ and ‘Last Chance to See’).

Alongside our work with UTAS, ground-breaking input has also been added from scientific teams in New Zealand, the USA, the UK, Europe and South America – including experts from Oxford University (UK), Cornell University (US) and the American Museum of Natural History discussing an upheaval (“a paradigm shift”) in the previously understood pattern of global spider evolution. This information has been given exclusively to us for the documentary. At a time when we are bombarded by messages of doom and gloom, this is an antidote to excite and inspire modern audiences with the joy of the natural world.

Tickets available at the link…

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NM – Joe Dirt Screening

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Actor Adam Beach (Kicking Wing from Joe Dirt, Slipknot from Suicide Squad) will be at the Jean Cocteau on Saturday August 20th at 10pm to host a screening of JOE DIRT and meet and greet moviegoers! There will also be a mullet contest! A lucky mulleted winner will receive some prizes!

After being abandoned by his parents at the Grand Canyon, Joe Dirt tells the story of his journey to find his parents.

Tickets at the link!

Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

NM – Horror Authors Signing

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The Jean Cocteau Cinema welcomes the critically acclaimed and award-winning authors, Thomas Olde Heuvelt and Lucy Taylor on Monday July 25th at 7:00 PM! Heuvelt will read from his latest novel, Hex, and sign copies of the book afterward. This book is seriously creepy, horror fans, and you will not want to miss this stop on Heuvelt’s book tour! Lucy Taylor will read from read from the story, “Moth Frenzy,” from the anthology, Peel Back the Skin, published by Grey Matter Press.

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NM – Chaos on the Bridge Screening

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Screenwriter Melinda Snodgrass (Star Trek: The Next Generation) hosts a screening of CHAOS ON THE BRIDGE at the Jean Cocteau Cinema on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

The story of the struggle to create the television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). William Shatner speaks to virtually every major player, both in front of and behind the camera, who was involved with the production of The Next Generation. Traveling in both Canada and the United States, Shatner takes viewers to the backlot of Paramount Studios, a mission control room at NASA, and the largest Star Trek convention in the world to reveal the never-before-told story of Chaos on the Bridge.

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418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
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