An Albuquerque filmmaker pledges his festival starting Saturday won’t show “pathetically produced popcorn poo-poo.”
Bryan Konefsky, a professor emeritus in film and visual arts at the University of New Mexico, contends cinema should challenge viewers in the same way that poetry challenges readers. His 16th annual Experiments in Cinema festival, which may be viewed at experimentsincinema.org until May 22, intends to make viewers question and mull over what they see.
This year, the festival will include a special section focused on films by and about Indigenous people.
Konefsky said he believes in the value
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