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Borderlands Film Released to Stream

‘Combat Advisor in Vietnam’ kicks off local video on demand service


orderlands Media is releasing a world-wide streaming of the documentary film “Combat Advisor in Vietnam.” The first title to be released on Borderlands Media’s freshly launched video on demand streaming service, “Combat Advisor in Vietnam,” was shot entirely in the field between 1966 and 1967 and is a one-of-a-kind documentary by former New Mexico State University professor Bob Worthington. The film presents a fascinating and humane look at the role of military advisors leading up to the Vietnam War. “Combat Advisor in Vietnam” makes its streaming premiere on March 1. Produced by Bob Worthington Films, “Combat Advisor in Vietnam” is a one-hour documentary depicting the roles of combat military advisors, serving alongside South Vietnamese combat units, before and during the Vietnam War. Featuring never-before-seen footage and eye-witness insights from the filmmaker, the film presents a view of the infamous Vietnam War few have ever encountered, including the United States military’s efforts to provide adequate housing, health care and nutrition to the people

Original footage shot between 1966 and 1967 is used in the new documentary film “Combat Advisor in Vietnam.” (Courtesy Photo)

of the region. Lauded by military experts for its unique viewpoint, “Combat Advisor in Vietnam” has been called a “comprehensive authentic film focused on a largely unknown but significant aspect of the Vietnam War,” by Colonel Ed Brady, U.S. Army, retired, while Colonel Tom Fincher, U.S. Army, retired, extols the “heroic effort of American advisors for their work with South Vietnamese soldiers and compassion shown to the Vietnamese people,” calling the documentary “a remarkable testimony to a great group of Americans.” This documentary was filmed

and edited by Worthington, a decorated war veteran, based on information included in his book “Under Fire With ARVN Infantry.” Over the last 50-plus years, Worthington has authored more than 2,400 publications, mostly magazine and professional journal articles and several co-authored books on a wide range of topics, including military, aviation, business, travel, firearms, psychology, four-wheel drive vehicles and motorcycles. He and his wife Anita live in Las Cruces. To see “Combat Advisor in Vietnam,” visit

Calling Artists! May 23 is World Turtle Day I thought it would be cool to have a Turtle cover for May’s edition of Desert Exposure, so I am putting out a call for artists to submit Turtle art to choose from for May. The artwork should be vertical and the image should be between 2MB and 10MB. It can be any kind of medium: photo, watercolor, fiber, sculpture, oil, mixed media, etc. Deadline for submissions is April 5 to I look forward to seeing your beautiful turtle work! Elva Osterreich, Editor, Desert Exposure


‘Beer for Breakfast’ T or C produces play by local writer


ruth or Consequences Community Theatre presents “Beer for Breakfast,” a two-act comedy opening March 15 at the Civic Center. It’s been 12 years since T.J. (Bob Alvarez), Mark (Rick O’Neill), Richard (P.J. Waggaman) and Adrian have seen each other. The quartet plans a “Glory Days Reunion” at Adrian’s mountain retreat cabin. It’s time to drink and reminisce and avoid actually looking at the reality of where their lives have led them, in favor of reviving those great party times. As darkness falls and with it the snow, they start on a few beers while waiting for the last of the quartet’s arrival. But instead of their old friend, Adrian, his wife, Jessie (Sandra Williams), shows up. It’s an invasion of the Male Cave! Her surprising message goes awry at first, lost in an old conflict between herself and T.J.; resulting in an epic battle of the sexes. “Beer for Breakfast” is a funny, revelatory morality tale of postponed dreams and lost affections. Each actor brings a unique talent to their role; the dialog is full of wit (and more than a little wisdom).

“Beer for Breakfast” cast members rehearse for the Truth or Consequences production. (Courtesy Photo)

Carol Anton’s direction along with that of co-director, Carol Borsello, polishes up the production to a droll, yet witty statement on dreams and reality – as the truth sets all of them free. Written by Sean Grennan and directed by Carol Anton, “Beer for Breakfast” will be at the Truth or Consequences Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth St., at 7 p.m. on March 15, 16, 22, and 23 and at 2 p.m. on March 17 and 24. Tickets are $9 general admission and $7 for students until March 14. After that add a dollar. For dinner and the play, beginning at 6 p.m. both Saturdays, the cost is $20. Info: 609226-5987.

Calling Artists • The Rokoko Art Gallery is calling artists to submit their work to an exhibit called “Fantasy Free for All.” The exhibit is open to all media. Submissions should be delivered between noon and 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4 to the gallery, 1785 Avenida de Mercado, Las Cruces. Exhibit dates are May 11 through June 22. For information call 575522-5553. • Book space available: Moonbow Alterations and Gift Shop, 225 E. Idaho No. 32, in Las Cruces has space available to display and sell local books that have been published any time. Info: 575-527-1411 or • Exhibit space: One or two private rooms, approximately 12-by-15-feet with common greeting area, available in the Gallery on Mesquite Street in Las Cruces in the Arts & Cultural District and on the Art Ramble route. Hours are determined by exhibiting artists. Cost: $175 a month per room for LCAA members, $200 a month for non-members. No commission charged on sales. Info: Jack LeSage 575-532-1046 or jacklsg1@gmail. com. • The Tombaugh Gallery is calling for regional artists within a 200-mile radius of Las Cruces to submit proposals for exhibitions for the 2020 calendar year. Non- traditional media or subject matter is welcome. All artwork must be for sale. Submissions should contain a proposal with information about the artist, type of work to be shown and USB flash drive containing eight representative images as JPG files. For group shows, supply a list of

all members and one or two images from each member. The Tombaugh Gallery has 44 linear feet for wall display, and in addition, has several pedestals. Submissions should be postmarked no later than April 15 and applicants will be notified by May 15, at which time possible show dates will be discussed. Artists who want their media returned, must send a SASE. Artists who prefer to send an electronic submission may contact Judy Licht at jelicht@gmail. com for instructions. Gallery Website: tombaugh-art-gallery. Address submissions to: Judy Licht, Committee Chairperson, Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 South Solano, Las Cruces, NM, 88001. • Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., Las Cruces, seeks proposals for exhibits with themes of cultural and historical significance relating to the Southwest to be presented in 2020. Branigan Cultural Center is accepting submissions from individual and group artists, from formal and informal scholars, and cultural heritage organizations. Proposals will be accepted through April 7. To apply, complete the form at Proposals must be received by 5 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2019. Applications must include a brief narrative, one to paragraphs, and should include: an artist(s) statement or group’s mission; eight to 10 jpg images of the proposed work, or those of similar style and quality; and linear and/ or square footage needs. Exhibits will run for a 6- to 12-week period. For information, visit the City’s Museums System website or call 575541-2154.

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