Sept. 28, 1967

David Lead’s film adaptation of Boris Pasternak’s novel, “Doctor Zhivago,” was showing at the “Scientifically Cool” Tower Theatre, according to an advertisement in the Portales News-Tribune.

First High Plains Film Festival screened

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The inaugural High Plains Film Festival at Eastern New Mexico University focused on the power of film. The first half of Sunday’s event featured a screening of “King: A Filmed Record … Montgomery to Memphis.” The 1970 black-and-white film showed its age with some grainy sections and some distorted […]

Events Calendar May 4, 2008

TodayHigh Plains Film Festival — 1-5 p.m. University Theatre Center, call to reserve free admission 562-2373 MondayMelrose High School Spring Concert — 5:30 p.m. MHS Commons AreaDowntown Master Plan meeting — 5-8 p.m., Memorial Building TuesdayBlood Drive — 1-4:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 100 S. Ave. CHigh Plains Quilters brown bag luncheon — noon, Chamber […]

ENMU film festival screening to be held Sunday

By Sarah Meyer, Cannon Connections Eastern New Mexico University will host its first film festival from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the University Theatre Center. The High Plains Film Festival will feature a Martin Luther King Jr. documentary, filmed in 1969, and a discussion led by the editor of the film, Jack Sholder. After a break […]

ENMU film festival screening is Sunday

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University will host its first film festival from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the University Theatre Center. The High Plains Film Festival will feature a Martin Luther King Jr. documentary, filmed in 1969, and a discussion led by the editor of the film, Jack Sholder. After a […]

Film legend, conservative activist Charlton Heston dead at 84

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – Charlton Heston, the Oscar winner who portrayed Moses and other heroic figures on film in the ’50s and ’60s and later championed conservative values as head of the National Rifle Association, has died. He was 84. The actor died Saturday night at his home in Beverly Hills with his […]

Governor added as judge to High Plains Film Festival

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Governor Bill Richardson is the newest celebrity to be added to an already distinguished panel of judges for the inaugural High Plains Film Festival in Portales on May 4. Other judges for this Eastern New Mexico University-sponsored film festival include actress Joan Leslie of “High Sierra” fame with Humphrey […]

Governor to judge film festival

Freedom New Mexico staff Gov. Bill Richardson will serve as a judge in the Eastern New Mexico University High Plains Film Festival, according to a press release from ENMU. Richardson joins a panel of award winning and established actors, directors and screenwriters, the release said. As a result of Richardson’s addition to the panel, the […]

ENMU planning film fest

By Thomas Garcia, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is prepping for the first High Plains Film Festival that will be held on May 4 in Portales. The film festival celebrates ENMU’s Digital Cinema Arts program, established in 2006, and New Mexico’s growing film industry, said Michael Sitton, dean of ENMU’s College of Fine […]

2-26-08 ENMU Briefs

Faculty / Alumni • Darron L. Smith, Department of Agriculture, and ENMU undergraduates Alexandra Brooks and Julia Acree recently published an article titled “Intensive Grazing Management for Beef Cattle Production.” The article can be found in the Spring 2008 edition of Keystone Cattlemen. • Manuel Varela, associate professor of biology, and his research colleagues have […]

Difficulty of multitasking depends on tasks

By Helena Rodriguez My former editor, Scot Stinnett, shook his head one evening when he walked in and saw me simultaneously developing film, eating dinner and proofreading a story. I thought I had this multitasking thing down perfect: Once every minute, jiggle the stainless steel container with the film developing solution and the roll of […]

Fiery Festival celebrates sixth year

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Cedrick Rael stood outside the Lyceum Theater Saturday and watched independent filmmakers and enthusiasts sharing ideas about movies. This is the best part of a film festival for him, said Rael, who founded the Fiery Film Festival six years ago. More than 100 people filed into the Lyceum Saturday […]

Clovis set as site for world premier

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom Newspapers By Jennifer Laurent Cannon Connections Clovis will be the location of a world premiere Friday when “His Eyes, My Eyes” is shown during the Fiery Film Fest. Starring Clovis native Ashley Southard and Caleb Brandon, and shot in Clovis, the movie is approximately 30 minutes long. It is directed by […]

Film fest set for weekend

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom Newspapers Clovis will host a world premiere Friday when “His Eyes, My Eyes” is shown during the Fiery Film Fest. Starring Clovis native Ashley Southard and Caleb Brandon, and shot in Clovis, the movie is approximately 30 minutes long. It is directed by Cedrick Rael, founder and director of the Fiery […]

Man to produce documentary on meth

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By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series dealing with the effects of methamphetamine addiction and its growing impact on local communities. Paul Hunton wants people who watch his video documentary to walk away disgusted. And if they don’t, “Then something is wrong with them.” Hunton, a 2006 […]

Film boot camp provides students with practical experience

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Portales High School student Isiah Lucero had the opportunity to spend a week on the University of New Mexico campus attending the Film and Media Bootcamp. “I enjoyed it a lot. Everything was planned out really good,” Lucero said of the boot camp. Lucero, who will be a sophomore […]

American movie icon always cast as hero

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Heroes, manufactured or real, we don’t have enough good ones these days. Saturday would have been the 100th birthday of America’s greatest hero — John Wayne. My earliest memories of the Duke come from Portales’ old Varsity Drive-In west of the city. My family never missed a John Wayne […]

Producer pleased with Portales area

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Hollywood magic doesn’t always come easy when it comes to producing a movie. Selected for its resemblance to northwestern Oklahoma in the 1960s, Portales and the surrounding areas became home for the production crew and actors of the film “Believe in Me,” said co-producer John Bard Manulis. Chosen partly […]

Portales nabs movie premiere

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Bright lights and red carpet are in store for the Tower Twin Theater as it was announced this week Portales will be included in the national premiere of the locally filmed movie “Believe in Me.” Two showings of the movie will be held at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. […]

Portales residents prepare to receive red carpet treatment

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Plans are being put into motion to bring the locally-filmed movie “Believe in Me” for a Hollywood-styled premiere at the Tower Twin in Portales. Utilizing the communities in Portales and Clovis for filming during October of 2004, the film is based on the true story of a 1960s Oklahoma […]