Load the family into the VW bus, hop into your jalopy, rev up your Thunderbird! New Mexico film historian Jeff Berg presents a FREE motion picture road trip along Route 66!
"Made on Route 66" is a compilation series showcasing movies made along the Mother Road; it will play at the Main Library (145 Washington Ave.) on Sunday, December 9 at 2 p.m.
The show will screen clips from beloved movies ('The Grapes of Wrath', 'Rain Man') and buried treasures, such as 'Damnation Alley' and 'Starman' and several other Arizona, New Mexico and California-made films as well. Berg provides behind-the-scenes anecdotes along with tongue-in-cheek and critical insight along the way and audience participation is strongly encouraged.
Additional featured film clips will include 'How the West Was Won', 'Easy Rider', 'Route 66', 'Forrest Gump' and 'Mars Attacks!', among many others. It will truly be a nostalgic trip down memory lane on one of the most famous and celebrated (and well-traveled) roads in the world.
Jeff Berg is a Santa Fe, NM-based freelance writer, film reviewer, and New Mexico film historian. He was also a board member and event planner for the Mesilla Valley Film Society in Las Cruces, NM for 12 years and the Assistant Manager of the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe.
For the past eight years, he has traveled around New Mexico from corner to corner presenting his noted film clip series which features clips of movies made in New Mexico, doing live narration for each show.
As a writer, Berg's work has authored two books, 'New Mexico Filmmaking' * a history of movies made in NM, and the brand new 'Historic Movie Theatres of NM', released in July. His work has appeared in numerous regional publications including New Mexico and True West Magazines, Film Comment Magazine, Desert Exposure (Silver City, NM), and the Santa Fe New Mexican.
This FREE event is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.