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easy to learn hard to forget (2020), Justin Clifford Rhody.jpg

still from easy to learn hard to forget

Saturday Jan 22nd, 7pm:


A program focused on the experimental film diary, travelogue & "road movie"








Field Films

(directed by Michael W. Barnard / 1969-2020 /

65 mins / color / sound / digital projection)


Experimental 16mm short films by Santa Fe based artist, filmmaker and musician Michael W. Barnard created 1969-70, often while hitchhiking with his Bolex. The program will close with a NEW mind-bending 20 min video finished in 2020 that incorporates recent digital footage along with 8mm & 16mm. Many of the early films were shown at universities, museums and experimental venues such as the Millennium Film Workshop in the 1970's & all of the films also feature original soundtracks by Barnard. This show is not to be missed!

WORLD PREMIERE of new 2K restoration introduced by filmmaker with open Q&A!


easy to learn

hard to forget

(directed by Justin Clifford Rhody / 2020 /

15 mins / color / sound / digital projection)


A non-narrative video diary composed of a series of vignettes shot using a pocket-sized digital camera in Southeast Asia.

Introduced by filmmaker - NM PREMIERE!

A moldy, vernacular super-8 road movie

(circa 1960 / 3 mins / silent / super-8mm film)


A found, amateur "road movie" partially covered in mold and without any contextual or biographical information.

Presented on film!

(no exceptions)


More Upcoming Screenings
(subject to change)

Jan 22 - Michael Barnard's FIELD FILMS (16mm shorts created 1969-present, Q&A with filmmaker)

             w/ Justin Rhody's EASY TO LEARN HARD TO FORGET (2020) & a moldy vernacular 8mm short

Feb 5 - {Double Feature} THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR (1973, Directed by Ivan Dixon)

            w/ THE MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON (1971, Directed by Howard Alk)

Feb 19 - TONY CONRAD: Completely in the Present (2016, Directed by Tyler Hubby)


March 5th & 6th - LES FEST! (Two days of programs featuring vintage 16mm prints & new 4K digital

                                     restorations of classics by the late, great documentary filmmaker LES BLANK)

March 12 - OPEN SCREEN (a night of local experimental films & videos via open call for submissions)

March 19 - Guest presentation from Albuquerque's BASEMENT FILMS!

                  (16mm films from the archive & selected shorts from the Experiments In Cinema Festival)

April 2ndCATERWAUL'S TRAILER PARK MIX (A mind bending, expanding & melting feature-length                      mashup mixtape of cinematic ephemera from Albuquerque-based artist Derek Caterwaul)


April 23rd - KEN JACOBS: A program of short films & videos by the seminal avant-garde pioneer!

                   (presented in partnership with Millennium Film Workshop)