Watching a movie gives audiences a chance to capture that moment’s resonant je ne sais quoi, which is French for “popcorn smell.” Rejoice in artful concessions with today's GrouponLive deal for a day pass to the Albuquerque Film Festival. The pass grants access to all screenings, events, and parties, which are spread among six venues in the Albuquerque area. Choose between the following options:
• For $25, you get an all-access day pass for Friday, August 19 (a $30 value), and access to the after-party (a $20 value).
• For $25, you get an all-access day pass for Saturday, August 20 (a $30 value), and access to the after-party (a $20 value).
The third annual Albuquerque Film Festival curates a wealth of memorable films culled from across the globe, proudly revealing a mass of comedies, dramas, documentaries, and short features that celebrate humanity and imagination. The roster for Friday, August 19 makes film buffs salivate like a Hollywood dog over a juicy contract with 19 diverse films. Celluloid morsels include The Forgotten Bomb, which examines the moral enigma of nuclear weapons, and The Frankenstein Brothers, which comically addresses the coming-of-age issues of brewery-owning twins. In addition to the Friday-night party, the festival hosts a 10 p.m. presentation of Hell Ride, a grindhouse western starring noted actor Michael Madsen, who will appear in person to present the film in his husky voice.
The schedule for Saturday, August 20 flows with yet more features, including discussion panels on women in film, flanked by documentaries about wild horses and movies made by wunderkinds. As the sun sets, Michael Madsen returns to autograph his books with one raised eyebrow at 8 p.m. before a screening of the seminal kids' classic Reservoir Dogs at 10 p.m. To work off the bellyful of rich, saturated cinema, the all-access day pass also grants entry to the Saturday-night party, where attendees can use their opinionated thumbs to critique the thumb-dances of their peers.