October 10, 2018
The 3rd Annual TorC Film Fiesta is excited to debut the start of their line-up for Heroes, Hops & Hollywood, November 9-11, 2018. It’s shaping up to be Epic!
In addition to three days of movies, parties, panels and a career retrospective of The New Mexico Film and Television Hall of Fame’s newest inductee, Rod McCall, we’ve added two very special guests – a treat for all Sci-Fi fans.
Friday is Space Night at the Spaceport Visitor’s Center. We open at 4:30 PM with the world premiere of the Netflix TV Series, Beyond Roswell and its Writer/Producer Jim Burleson. Jim notes that a TV series about aliens is particularly suited for the home of Spaceport America, and he’s looking forward to the festivals attendees being able to say “I saw it First”.
Then, for the first time ever, Legendary Film Maker Stanley Kubrick’s longtime collaborator, right hand man, Leon Vitali and Bruce Logan, the SFX supervisor of Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, are at the same festival together!
Leon Vitali, an actor in Barry Lyndon, was so impressed by Kubrick’s vision, that he quit acting to work with Stanley for the rest of his career, doing everything from Casting to Editing to Assistant Director and so much more. His insights into Kubrick’s process are unique and fascinating. He is the subject of the multi-award winning feature documentary, Filmworker. Both these legends will appear at a panel before a special showing of 2001:A Space Odyssey on Friday night.
He is joined by Bruce Logan, whose many credits include Tron, Star Wars – A New Hope, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Bruce, who is also appearing at our concurrent TorC Comic-Con, is responsible for some of the most iconic images in modern cinema.
Saturday is our Rod McCall Retrospective at the Spaceport Visitor’s Center, dedicated to Rod McCall, our Hillsboro resident who created award-winning movies that made Southern New Mexico famous, such as Paper Hearts, Lewis & Clark & George, Becoming Eduardo, and Rose. The day will include Rod bringing us two of his movies, one at 10 AM and one at 1:30 PM. We are celebrating Rod being inducted into the New Mexico Film and Television Hall of Fame in Santa Fe in February 2019.
Then we are thrilled to move the Film Fiesta to the El Cortez Movie Theater Saturday at 4:30 PM for the TorC debut of Rose! There will be “red carpet” treats at Grapes before and after the show. We will also be honoring our own Cary Jagger Gustin for all the great work he’s done as our Film Liaison. Then there’s still time to enjoy Art Hop and have a nice dinner.
Sunday starts with Brunch at the Brewery at 11 AM. Following brunch the screening of Lane 1974, a Sundance favorite, at El Cortez Theatre. Its writer, Clane Hayward brings the New Mexico premier to the Film Fiesta. This is about a young girl’s coming of age survival story in New Mexico, and was an audience favorite at the top film festival in the world. Clane will be at Grapes Gallery for Q&A after the movie.
Also screening at the Film Fiesta are the best of the Borderlands Film Festival, including the animated feature Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero a family story about the most decorated dog in American history.
Film Fiesta attendees can wrap up the weekend with a special $5 box lunch to go from our Me Gusta Food Truck.
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 Street.
TorC Con is Saturday November 10 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the TorC Civic Center.
Tickets are available at torccomiccon.com.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for kids, Free for Film Fiesta ticket holders
Booths start at $200. $50 off for TorC locals.
Come celebrate Heroes, Hops & Hollywood with us through these screenings, TorC’s very first Comic-Con, and some great parties. All this joins the Veteran’s Classic Car Show on Saturday day and Art Hop on Saturday night for an amazing weekend in TorC. Join us for a lovely fall weekend.