The Fountain Theatre folks in Mesilla did so well with their Nov. 9-15 run of the New Mexico-set and shot "Bless Me, Ultima" that they'll bring it back in January.
The film, based on the 1972 Rudolfo Anaya novel about a boy's relationship with a curandera, or healer, was shot in New Mexico.
It debuted last September at the Plaza Theatre in El Paso, where a test-run began soon after. It's still showing at Cielo Vista Cinemas.
The Mesilla Valley Film Society, which runs the Fountain, will bring it back Jan. 11-17 "due to a solid week of sold-out screenings," not surprising considering its strong NM ties.
In other movie news:
• Molly Molloy, the Las Cruces writer who cowrote "El Sicario: The Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin" with Charles Bowden, will introduce the documentary inspired by the book, "El Sicario, Room 164," at a free showing at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Columban Mission Center, 816 Magoffin.
She also will take questions after the movie, an interview with a Chihuahuan state cop and cartel hitman from Juarez.
It was directed by Italian filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi and premiered at the Venice Film Festival.
• Don't know if you've heard about "Marfa Girl," indie filmmaker Larry Clark's teen drama shot in Marfa.
It won the Best Film award at the 7th International Rome Film Festival on Nov. 17, and three days later he released it exclusively on his website, larryclark.com, as a web only stream for $5.99.
"This is the future and the future is now," the "Wassup Rockers" and "Kids" filmmaker writes on his site.
It uses the juxtaposition of Marfa's unique smalltown dynamics — whites, Hispanics, the invading arts world and the Border Patrol — to tell the story of a part-Hispanic boy named Adam, his romance with girlfriend Inez and efforts by older women to seduce him.
Reviews have been mixed. Hollywood Reporter knocked its "meandering storylines" and "crude tales of teenage malaise," but praised the "sad beauty" of Marfa captured in the cinematography.
I don't know if any effort will be made to show it at next year's Plaza Classic Film Festival, but it seems like a natural, if organizers and the filmmaker are open to it.
He says on his website that "this is the only place one will ever be able to see the film."
• Producer Mark Love and director Billy Townes are promising an update on "Border Lords III" at a free showing of "Border Lords II: Dark Secrets" at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at Amuse Restaurante, 5860 N. Mesa, near UTEP.
It's the sequel to their 2007 drugs and crime drama "Border Lords."
Billy's jazz duo will perform, and the restaurant will offer dinner specials.
• Nov. 28 is the last day to vote the Citgo Fuelling Good contest, which will award $120,000 worth of gasoline to 24 charities in its 27-state coverage area.
El Paso's Binational Indendent Film Festival is in the running for one of the awards. It has 1,306 votes so far.
Next year's festival will be April 19-27.
Click here if you want to vote for the festival.