A good movie gives mere mortals the superhuman strength necessary to swallow their pride and join the cheerleading squad even though they're morally opposed. Empower your eyes with today's Groupon: for $15, you get an all-access day pass to the Albuquerque Film Festival (a $30 value). This deal is good either Friday, August 27, or Saturday, August 28, with screenings and events at five venues in the Albuquerque area. The pass grants you access to unlimited film screenings and panels, as well as nightly parties.
The second annual Albuquerque Film Festival will showcase films, workshops, and parties, as well as exhibits of photography, music, and dance. Start your weekend with a Friday night double feature. In American Cowslip, Val Kilmer wages a religious crusade to save his younger brother from a heroin addiction, while Guy Pearce tears his life apart after a troubling psychic reading in First Snow. After four hours of sitting quietly, you'll be ready to stretch your legs and talking cords at the official festival party, held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. On Saturday, fans of American choppers and explosive bus rides can check out Mad Dog Morgan, a Dennis Hopper retrospective. Or support Albuquerque's own James Mercer, frontman of The Shins and star of Some Days are Better than Others, a film dealing with issues of loneliness and abandonment.
This pass also provides access to festival panels on a variety of topics including screenwriting, casting, and filmmaking. All programs are projected in an advanced form of 3-D called reality, giving panelists the illusion of being right inside the informational action.
This deal is not valid for workshops or boot camps.
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