State Of The Art Theater

"SOME OF THE BEST PROJECTION WE HAVE EVER SEEN."

- EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY

"MY MOVIE LOOKS BETTER HERE THAN IT DID WHEN I SHOT IT."

- VILMOS ZSIGMOND, CINEMATOGRAPHER, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

The Screen is New Mexico's premier Cinematheque, showcasing the finest films with the finest projection. Founded at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and curated by Brent Kliewer, The Screen plays the finest in World, Art, and Independent Cinema. Built in an ex-soundstage, The Screen features the purest acoustics with a 16 speaker Dolby Digital Surround Sound system, 35mm and digital projection on a High Definition curved screen, and luxurious stadium seating. The theater lobby sells mainstream, New Mexican and organic concessions, showcases a Santa Fe locals art gallery, and rare vintage pinball.  The Screen hosts Santa Fe University film classes in the mornings and has been profiled by Film Comment, AARP Magazine, indieWIRE, Hemispheres Magazine, and more - in addition to hosting guests including:

santa-fe-nm-pinballMitchell Amundsen, Cinematographer (TRANSFORMERS)

Amy Vincent, Cinematographer (TRUE BLOOD, BLACK SNAKE MOAN)

Kenneth Branagh, Filmmaker (THOR, THE MAGIC FLUTE)

Stan Herd, Artist

Gaylen Ross, Filmmaker (KILLING KASZTNER, DAWN OF THE DEAD)

Wes Studi, Actor (AVATAR)

Ellen Kuras, Cinematographer (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND)

Carl Colby, Filmmaker (THE MAN NOBODY KNEW)

Peter Travers, Film Critic (ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE)

Constance Towers, Actress (SHOCK CORRIDOR, GENERAL HOSPITAL)

Emilio Estevez, Actor

Vilmos Zsigmond, Cinematographer (THE DEER HUNTER, DELIVERANCE)

Bruce Dern, Actor

Coleen Gray, Actress (THE KILLING)

Robert Redford, Actor

Don Hertzfeldt, Animator (REJECTED)

Will Forte, Actor

László Kovács, Cinematographer (GHOSTBUSTERS, EASY RIDER)

Alain Silver, Film Historian

Alan Cumming, Actor (GOLDENEYE: 007)

Mickey Rooney, Actor

Guinevere Turner, Filmmaker (AMERICAN PSYCHO)

Tommy Lee Jones, Actor

Stephen Sommers, Director (THE MUMMY)

Eddie Muller, Film Historian

Martin Sheen, Actor

Larry McMurtry, Screenwriter (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW)

Cate Blanchett, Actress

Dave Grusin, Composer (THE GRADUATE, THE GOONIES)

Joan La Barbera, Vocalist

Mike Mashon, Film Archivist (THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)

Steve Buscemi, Actor

Marsha Hunt, Actress (JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN, RAW DEAL)

Martin Körber, Film Archivist/Curator (BERLIN CINEMATHEQUE)

John Kirk, Film Archivist (MGM/UA)

Joel and Ethan Coen, Directors (FARGO, THE BIG LEBOWSKI)

Lisa Law, Artist/Activist

John Toll, Cinematographer (BRAVEHEART, THE THIN RED LINE)

Willem Dafoe, Actor

Burt Kennedy, Filmmaker (SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF!)

Andre Gregory, Screenwriter

Lou Diamond Phillips, Actor

Wallace Shawn, Actor

Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Filmmaker (SWEETGRASS)

Vojtech Jasný, Director (CASSANDRA CAT)

Mariette Hartley, Actress (RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY, MARNIE)

Alan Arkin, Actor

Eugene Jarecki, Director (WHY WE FIGHT)

Judge Reinhold, Actor (FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH)

Christopher Lloyd, Actor

Juraj Jakubisko, Director (AN AMBIGUOUS REPORT ABOUT THE END OF THE WORLD)

Curator Brent Kliewer

Brent Kliewer has been programming films for Santa Feans since 1982. An internationally known film curator, writer, and critic, Kliewer founded the Jean Cocteau theatre in 1983 and in 1986 began a decade of building the film program at the Center for Contemporary Arts. His extensive knowledge of the history of world cinema and contemporary works led to his position as film critic at the Santa Fe New Mexican and five years as an professor in critical studies in the Moving Image Arts Department at the College of Santa Fe. In the late nineties, Kliewer was instrumental in the fundraising and design of The Screen.

Santa Fe
University of Art and Design

Santa Fe University of Art and Design is an accredited institution located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of the world’s leading centers for art and design. The university offers degrees in arts management, contemporary music, creative writing, digital arts, graphic design, film, performing arts, photography and studio art. Faculty members are practicing artists who teach students in small groups, following a unique interdisciplinary curriculum that combines hands-on experience with core theory and prepares graduates to become well-rounded, creative, problem-solving professionals. As a Laureate International Universities Center of Excellence in Art, Architecture and Design, the university boasts an international student body and opportunities to study abroad, encouraging students to develop a global perspective on the arts. Santa Fe University of Art and Design is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.