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Local Film Night 6/13/19

Local film night with patrick mehaffey
Local Short Films with Patrick Mehaffy

In conjunction with La Sala’s summer exhibit Under the Influences: New Mexico Artists and their Influences, artist and film maker Patrick Mehaffy will screen his three award-winning short films and share his influences during the creative process.

Join us:

When: June 13, 2019

Where: La Sala de Galisteo

5637 Rt. 41 Galisteo, NM 87540

Time: Doors open at 6 PM; Event starts at 6:30 PM

Event is free and open to the public, donations accepted.

Short films will include:


Cowboys and Indians 13 minutes Written and directed by Patrick Mehaffy

A New York artist arrives in a small town in New Mexico where he meets a local Native cowboy playing golf on Main Street. They drink a beer and talk about painting, Rez dogs, the local community college, and rattlesnakes. Screened at film festivals across the West including the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco and the Red Fork Native Film Festival in Oklahoma. Nominated for numerous festival awards and winner of Best Picture and Best Actor (Pierre Barrera). Shot entirely in Cerrillos, NM.


Heat Lightning 29 minutes (in black and white) Written and Directed by Patrick Mehaffy Produced by Erica Mehaffy Score by Gerald Fried

Harry Thompson, a New Orleans hit man, arrives in Rio Abajo, New Mexico, hired by a local cowboy to shoot the cowboy’s wife. But the cowboy, Dewey Pickett, is dumber than Harry imagined, and the cowboy’s wife, Charlotte, is more alluring and dangerous than Harry imagined. Screened at film festivals in Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, and California, including the Edgemar Film Festival in Santa Monica, CA. Nominated for seven festival awards and winner of Best Actress (Jacqueline Reid). Shot at the Legal Tender in Lamy and on a soundstage.


The Lark Snare 33 minutes Written/Directed by Patrick Mehaffy Produced by Erica Mehaffy, Kent Kirkpatrick Original score by Molly Sturges and Chris Jonas

The American Civil War has finally ended and Sarah waits for her husband to return from the defeated Confederate Army. One morning after setting a lark snare Sarah finds a wounded Union soldier named Gabriel at her door asking for a drink of water. After four years of war, how can these enemies find their way back to peace? The Lark Snare won Best American Short at the Napa/Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival in Sonoma, CA, and was purchased for broadcast by a Canadian television network. Shot entirely at the Bonanza Creek Movie Ranch near Lone Butte.


Read more about Patrick here