No Name is a microcinema, gallery and community gathering space in Santa Fe, New Mexico that exists as a no-profit, non-business, anti-capitalist operation. We focus on showcasing international and local experimental, avant-garde and repertory films, videos and visual art. Our programming mission is to select works that use the filmic medium as an art form rather than passive entertainment, to encourage an open dialogue within the community and to offer a platform for transgressive and marginalized voices and perspectives. Through dedication and focus we are working to assist an artistic community in New Mexico that exists outside of the museums, beyond the schlock of Hollywood and is truly a people’s cinema.
The intimate microcinema space is able to seat around 40 people and is equipped with 8mm, Super-8mm, and 16mm film projectors, a 4K UHD digital projector, a professional 135" screen and a stereo-surround sound system of 3 cabinets housing 15" speakers. All events at the space are open to the public, popcorn is provided and admission is free with donations accepted. Each screening is presented only once, with opening sound-tracks and short films designed to make the event unique. Programs regularly feature filmmakers in-attendance to introduce their work and have open Q&A sessions with the audience after the films. Occasionally expanded cinema presentations occur incorporating live musical accompaniment, multiple projectors and performance art elements. Every four months an Open Screening event will occur in which local filmmakers are invited to share their work through an open call.
No Name Cinema is a labor of love operating in a DIY spirit with intentions to foster community, conversation, and provide support to underground culture.