“Drunktown's Finest” will screen at the “Albuquerque Film & Media Experience” (AFME) on Wednesday June 4, 2014 in the Kimo Theatre at Albuquerque, N.M. It will screen with “A Man Named Paul.” Doors open at 7:30 p.m. / Screening runs from 8:00 to 10:15 p.m. / Tickets are $7.00. “Drunktown's Finest” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year & has been screening around the U.S. It was directed by Sidney Freeland.
The AFME will run from June 1-8, 2014 & you can visit the official website for tickets & full information on this year's film experience.
According to the official website of the AFME. Here is the synopsis of “Drunktown's Finest.” It is - “Sydney Freeland’s feature film debut and her response to a news story that characterized her hometown of Gallup, New Mexico, as Drunktown, USA.”
“Nizhoni, was adopted and raised as a Christian by a white family. Transsexual Felixxia, dreams of becoming a model. Sickboy, is headed to basic training so he can take care of his soon-to-be-born child. We observe the Navajo Nation from the inside out through the eyes of these three unlikely characters. At first our preconceptions are reinforced, but slowly, as each of their lives unfolds, we confront the reality of living in this community, and we see these three aspiring to leave their town behind.”
“A Man Named Paul” is “A short drama based on the true life event of Desi Perez, a loving husband and future dad. Desi suddenly becomes jobless and it seems he can't catch a break as a series of unfortunate events follow his unemployment. When all seems to be lost, Desi is able to persevere through his struggles with the help from an unexpected traveler. A story of finding hope in the least expected.” It was Directed by Jordee Arvin.
There will be an AFME panel discussion called, “Casting: The Inside Scoop.” It will take place on June 7, 2014 in the Hotel Cascada at 9 a.m. Tickets are $5.00. The panelists include, Jo Edna Boldin, Kathy Bribk, Kiira Arai & Angelique Midthunder. It will be moderated by Matt Page.
According to the official website of the “Albuquerque Film & Media Experience (AFME) at Nob Hill.” there mission is - “To create oneness through the power of film, media and the arts.”