Film: Nasario Remembers the Río Puerco
A new documentary follows celebrated folklorist Nasario García doing what he loves: wandering through landscape and memory amid the ghost towns of New Mexico’s Río Puerco valley, reviving recuerdos (memories) of his youth when the ranching villages thrived and viejitos (elders) told stories beside a river that once ran. Through interviews with Dr. García, oral histories, archival photos, and footage of the landscape, Nasario Remembers the Río Puerco poses the question: do ruins remember us? Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
Filmmaker Shebana Coelho and folklorist and author Nasario García will be present at the screenings of the film to discuss it with the audience. A short prelude of poetry and music will include a poem read by García and Coelho and a performance of the “Indita del Río Puerco,” written by Coelho for the film, by Lara Manzanares and Lone Piñon’s Jordan Wax and Noah Martinez.
2017; Shebana Coelho; English; 60 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show