Heroes, Hops & Hollywood adds big Stars.

TorC’s own celebration of all things film has added new Stars to the already packed program of films, parties, panels and our first Comic-Con. Nationally known Comedian Lucas Cordova will be joined by Albuquerque Rapper/DJ Nick Fury at the opening night reception on Friday, November 9th for an adult evening of comedy and dancing. Nick, famous not only as a DJ, but also as lead singer of BandwithNoName and Gypsy & Ghost, raps and plays a set that has to be heard to be believed. Lucas’s adult comedy may offend a few but it amuses all. The party immediately follows the amazing Friday opening night of Heroes, Hops & Hollywood which starts with Director/Producer Jim Burleson joining us for the World Premiere of the new Netflix series Beyond Roswell, along with the author of the book the series is based on. This is followed by the incredible combination for the first time, legendary director Stanley Kubrick’s personal assistant and right hand man Leon Vitali and 2001: A Space Odyssey’s SFX supervisor Bruce Logan. MC Lucas Cordova will lead us through a Meet and Greet of these two greats, followed by a showing of 2001: A Space Odyssey before going to the private opening reception party.

Saturday we honor Rod McCall, Sierra County’s own new inductee into the New Mexico Film and Television Hall of Fame in February 2019. Rod will hand pick two showings on Saturday from his long career. Then we will debut Rose at 4:30p at the El Cortez Theater, brought to you by The SIerra Arts Council. There is a reception before and after at Grapes Gallery. Along with Rod McCall, we will be honoring our local hero Cary “Jagger” Gustin for his years of wonderful work as our film liaison, making events like this Film Fiesta possible.

New on Saturday at the Spaceport Visitor’s Center, we will be screening Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, brought to you by Rebecca Dow for House. This adorable short is suitable for children and was recently featured at the Borderlands Film Festival. We have also added a whole reel of shorts our friends at Borderland Film Festival has shared with us. These will start at 6p and run through Art Hop on Saturday night.

Sunday, we start with Brunch and Live Music at the TorC Brewery. Then we welcome another Star from Sundance fan film favorite, Lane 1974, author Clane Hayward. Clane wrote the book The Hypocrisy of Disco, which was made into Lane 1974. It’s Clane’s story about growing up in northern New Mexico. Clane will be on hand to meet and will talk about the film and answer any questions immediately after the film at a reception at Grapes Gallery. She may even bring some of the family members that are featured in the film.

Sunday ends with another showing of Rose.

To top it all off, we are thrilled to introduce TorC’s first Comic-Con all day on Saturday, November 10 at the TorC Civic Center. Come meet Bruce Logan, local hero Ashe Cravenock of Forged in Fire, and WWF and WWE Legend Gangrel the Vampire. There are still some booths available.

All this joins Saturday’s Veteran’s Car Show 9a-3p at the Veteran’s Home and the Art Hop 6p-9p. Makes for an action-packed and fun-filled three days.

Full schedules will be published next week!

TorC Film Fiesta is Friday, November 9 to Sunday, November 11, 2018 in downtown TorC
Tickets and sponsorships are available at www.torcfilmfiesta.com
Tickets are $40 and include entrance to TorC Con and all parties.
TorC locals can buy tickets for $30 at 108 Main St

TorC Con is Saturday, November 10 from 9a to 5p at the TorC Civic Center.
Tickets and booths are available at www.torccomiccon.com.
Tickets are $15 adults, $5 for kids, and free for Film Fiesta ticket holders. Tickets are $20 at the door. Booths are $200, $50 off for TorC locals.