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Moving Image Film Co-op, Exhibition, Santa Fe, 1971-72, No Name Cinema

The Moving Image Film Co-op

presented film screenings at various locations throughout Santa Fe New Mexico, 1971-72. The group, made up of filmmakers, visual artists and community organizers, had two focal points. The first was bringing to a local audience films not usually seen at a theatrical venue: experimental, documentary, animation, shorts, home movies and films from low- and middle-income countries. The second objective of the organization was that after paying expenses for film and venue rentals, the money remaining from admission charges would be given to a local non-profit such as the Women’s Prison Project, New Life Food Co-op, Santa Fe Community Press or Women’s Health Services.

One of the co-founders of The Moving Image, Ray Hemenez, kept copies of some of the posters and programs that had been created for the screenings. NNC is honored to be presenting these ephemeral works showcasing the actions of local cinema allies operating exactly 50 years prior to ourselves. 

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FEB 10th

doors at 7pm

films at 7:30




(1985, 105 mins, directed by Agnes Varda)


Varda pieces together the story of a defiant young drifter through flashbacks told by those who encountered her (played by a largely nonprofessional cast), producing a splintered portrait of an enigmatic woman.

with opening short film:


(1968, 28 mins, directed by Agnes Varda)


In this perceptive & powerful political statement of a short film, Varda turns her camera on an Oakland demonstration against the imprisonment of activist and Black Panthers cofounder Huey P. Newton.

$5 - $15 suggested donation
BYO snacks + drinks

Free Popcorn

Upcoming Events

Thurs Feb 2nd - Chess & Jazz club, 6-8pm

Fri Feb 10th - Abortion Fund Benefit! Agnes Varda's 1985 feature VAGABOND which pieces together the story of a defiant young drifter through flashbacks told by those who encountered her (played by a largely nonprofessional cast), producing a splintered portrait of an enigmatic woman. The night's program will begin with Varda's 1968 short film BLACK PANTHERSa perceptive & powerful political statement in which Varda turns her camera on an Oakland demonstration against the imprisonment of activist and Black Panthers cofounder Huey P. Newton.

Thurs Feb 16th - Chess & Jazz club, 6-8pm

Fri Feb 24th - Found Footage & Collage Films - Sixteen short films created 1965-2017 that provide a vivid account of various creative processes in the recycling of images in experimental moving image art.

Thurs March 2nd - Chess & Jazz club, 6-8pm

Sat March 4th Bretta C. Walker & Jean-Jacques Martinod - Martinod is an Ecuadorian filmmaker, radio DJ & media artist. His works endeavor to interrogate sensory cognition in relation to the natural world, potential planes and parapoetic territories, by interlacing abyssology and ethnofiction with artisanal experimental film techniques... Walker’s work is that of a deeply personal practice grounded in healing, drawing cues from the resilience and sublimity of Nature and its intrinsic relation to the female condition and form. In her dedication to analog technologies and celluloid, alongside her personal research in eco-processing - alchemy, the hand, and a sense of locality are ever present forces and co-authors in her
(filmmakers in attendance! * post-screening Q&A!))

Thurs March 16th - Chess & Jazz club, 6-8pm

Fri March 24th - LONG HAULERS - An experimental documentary, shot on 16mm film and video, while riding with three long haul female truck drivers around the Southwest USA. Filmmaker Amy Reid created the feature-length film while acting as a crew of one; independently filming, recording sound, editing, and raising funds complete the project. (filmmaker in attendance from California! * post-screening Q&A!)

Thurs April 6th - Chess & Jazz club, 6-8pm

Fri April 7th - The 8mm films of Michael Barnard - A selection of shorts created 1965-2022 by Santa Fe based artist, Michael Barnard. Many of these films from Barnard's archive will be presented in new 4K digital restorations for the very first time ever! (filmmaker in attendance! * post-screening Q&A!)

Sat April 15th - CELLULOID SHOWCASE: Celebrating the Centennial of 16mm Film! - A night of eclectic rare films all presented on the 16mm film format, which was released by Eastman Kodak 100 years ago in 1923! The night's program will feature (but not be limited to) Castro Street (1966) by Bruce Baillie, Un Chien Andalou (1929) by Luis Buñuel & Salvador Dalí, Street of Crocodiles (1986) by the Brothers Quay, and The Red Balloon (1956). (presented on film!)

Sun April 23rd - Jennifer West: Media Archaeology - A film screening, discussion and celebration of West's debut monograph which "brings together nearly a decade of 'analogital' experiments in film, sculpture, and installation by one of the most committed artists working on the West Coast today." Co-presented by Radius Books. (presented on 16mm film! * filmmaker in attendance from California! * post-screening Q&A!)

Thurs May 4th - Chess & Jazz club, 6-8pm

MAY (exact date tba) - Open Screen v.3 NNC's third bi-annual night of local shorts gathered through an open call, free to submit. Open to all filmmakers local to New Mexico (or able to appear in person at the screening) who are working in experimental, documentary, animation and/or personal filmmaking. No promotional material or mainstream industry-aspiring work will be accepted. One submission allowed per person, films must be 1-15 mins in length & filmmakers MUST be able to attend the screening in person. (submissions open in mid-April)

JUNE (exact date tba) - short films and expanded cinema performances by Bill Brown & Sabine Gruffat (filmmakers in attendance from North Carolina! * post-screening Q&A!)

Fri August 11th - the short films of Janelle VanderKellen - VanderKelen is an artist, curator, and educator based in Milwaukee, WI. Her films use experimental animation processes to make the agency of plants and other "inanimate" beings visible. (filmmaker in attendance from Wisconsin! * post-screening Q&A!)

Fri Sept 1st - the personal and experimental short films of Nina Fonoroff - Central to Fonoroff's creative process is a deep involvement in almost all of the phases of a film’s production—from scripting and shooting to editing and finishing of image and sound elements. "Though I begin work on a film with a rough plan, the process remains fluid, indeterminate: partly a matter of calculation and planning, partly of serendipitous discovery. Through most phases of the process, I work to shape a story through constant revision of both sound and picture elements; so the films may be considered palimpsests that have been subjected to numerous revisions of thought and idea." Her films have screened widely in the U.S. and elsewhere, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. She has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Ucross Foundation among others, and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship. She has been teaching courses in filmmaking at UNM for the past twenty years.  (filmmaker in attendance! * post-screening Q&A!)

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(flyers for past screenings)

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