Chronos Article that was in The New Mexico Business Weekly

New Mexico Business Weekly

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011, 8:06am MDT – Last Modified: Thursday, November 3, 2011, 8:11am MDT

The Chronos Film Festival launches in Albuquerque Nov. 3.

The Chronos Film Festival launches in Albuquerque Nov. 3.

A new niche film festival kicks off in Albuquerque Nov. 3.

The Chronos Film Festival bills itself as the first such event devoted to time lapse, slow motion and stop motion films. The festival begins at 9 a.m. at the KiMo Theatre    , where all screenings and talks take place.

Among the screenings will be Godfrey Reggio’s classic “Koyaanisqatsi” at 5 p.m. on Nov. 3. That will be followed by a screening of a Web series created in New Mexico, “Enter the Dojo” and the film “Mother’s Red Dress,” a story about a young man suffering from amnesia trying to piece together the past after seeing his mother kill her abusive boyfriend.

There will be talks by industry experts such as Philip Bloom, a filmmaker and DSLR expert; Greg P. Russell, a professional re-recording mixer and engineer; and John Kapelos, an alumni of The Second City   . The goal is to make the festival an annual event, said Kimberly McMichael, the festival founder.

“I want to draw techies, artists, filmmakers, photographers, and most importantly, college kids involved in film programs to the event,” she said in a news release. “I realize not many people make a living creating time lapse. Many filmmakers do it on the side as a hobby. That is why our guest panels will have people from all walks of entertainment.”

Schedules and more information is at the Chronos website. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Youth Development Inc. New Mexico and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico    .

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