A-List actors highlight film festival

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Actors Robert Redford and Wes Studi, Sibylle Szaggars Redford; Musician Thomas Dolby and Director Leslie Zemeckis headline Albuquerque Film and Media Experience Festival. The event runs through June 9.
The event celebrates film, music, arts and entertainment with world premiere movies, domestic and international films, actor/director panels, art exhibits and concerts.
There is more than 80 domestic and international film screenings, panel discussions and “intimate conversations” with notable filmmakers and actors from throughout the world.
The films are scheduled to run at various venues along the historic Route 66 in Nob Hill and downtown.
Some notable persons on the panels are Robert Redford, Wes Studi, Giancarlo Esposito, Elizabeth Peña, Giancarlo Esposito, Steven Michael Quezada and Leslie Zemeckis, among others.
Redford will engage in a night of conversations, insights, laughter and memories. Accompanied by Robert Lynch, CEO and President of Americans for the Arts, they will share their love for filmmaking, art and living in the Land of Enchantment.
The Honorable Richard J. Berry will be making the evening’s introduction. An Evening with Robert Redford, will take place 6 p.m., Friday, at the Hiland Theater.
A pre-show cocktail reception will take place prior to the event, 4804 Central Avenue SE.
World Premiere films:
“Justice Denied,” by directed by Mike Miller and co-directed by Geri Lynn Weinstein-Matthews. 6:30 p.m., Saturday at the KiMo Theatre, 423 Central Avenue, NW.
“Circle the Wagen,” directed by Ryan Steven Green. 4:30 p.m., Sunday at Guild Cinema, 3405 Central Avenue NE in Albuquerque, with a second screening at 7:30 p.m. at The Lobo Theatre.
“Chasing Moonflowers,” directed by Cortland Wilson, 1 p.m., Saturday at Guild Cinema, 3405 Central Avenue NE.
“Moses on the Mesa,” directed by Paul Ratner, 2 p.m. Sunday at The Lobo Theatre, 3013 Central Avenue NE.
“Scene Missing,” directed by Alex Cox, will be 2 p.m., Sunday, at Guild Theatre, 3405 Central Avenue NE.
“Legend of Love,” directed by John Quashie. 6 p.m., Friday at The Lobo Theatre, 3013 Central Avenue NE in Albuquerque.
For more information on specific events and times, visit abqfilmexperience.com.