First Christian Church hosts four-week Ed Breeding film festival

The First Christian Church is presenting a four week film festival, Thursday evenings at 6 p.m., October 27 through November 17.

National award-winning documentary cinematographer and Las Cruces resident, Ed Breeding, will offer his insights and commentary with the audience.

Extensive travel has greatly influenced Ed Breeding’s perspective of the world. His travels have taken him across all the US, Canada, Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Cuba, Australia, and Europe. His love for interacting with different cultures, metaphysics and the spiritual realm inspire and motivate him.

For over 20 years, Breeding’s paintings have received national acclaim, gracing covers and centerfolds of national publications, the release of limited edition art prints, and were selected for reproduction on Gourmet Candy tins, with over 400,000 units sold out across the US.

Breedings has written 12 manuscripts, two screenplays, and his letters have been published in USA Today newspaper, The Washington Blade and New Mexico Magazine.

Now, besides painting and writing, he is greatly involved in writing, filming, and producing documentary films. His films are very personal messages of love, compassion, and conflicts for issues facing our world today. Some of his films are distributed globally and are being shown nationally on PBS affiliate stations.

Movie and Discussion
Breeding will give insights into the making of the films and welcomes audience interaction and Q&A.

• Thursday, October 27, 6 p.m.: The Human Effect: Mother is Speaking … Are You Listening? — 70 minutes. This film is about the horrific damage our species has done to this planet and all living things; also offering suggestions as to what we can do to make positive changes.

• Thursday, November 3, 6 p.m.: Straight Line Curve — 32 minutes. This film showcases seven successful gay men of the American Southwest.

Love Heals Homophobia — 32 minutes. This film features four high-profile African-American clergy in Washington, D.C. speaking out in defense and support of all LGBT people. The film has been distributed globally by St. Paul’s Foundation For International Reconciliation, San Diego, Calif.

• Thursday, November 10, 6 p.m.: Reign of The Jaguar — 55 minutes. Seen through the eyes of the Mayan people of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, it shows some of their rituals, ceremonies, and events with them dressed in their magnificent regalia, a feast for the eyes, along with original Mayan music.

• Thursday, November 17, 6 p.m.: Unshackled — 42 minutes. This film is about one man’s attempt to live off the grid in our Sacramento Mountains near Reconciliation, juxtaposed with the majesty of western landscapes, along with the grand nephew of Reconciliation, Geronimo Vela — Apache, stressing the immediate need for all of us to live in harmony and balance with Earth Mother.

The Ed Breeding Film Festival will be shown at the First Christian Church, 1809 El Paseo Rd. (across from the Las Cruces High School).