Film: ¡COLORES! The Musical Adventures of John Donald Robb in New Mexico

7 pm

The late John Donald Robb loved and composed all kinds of music, but his passion for the songs of everyday folk is what he is remembered for most. Roaming the countryside of the Southwest during the 40s and 50s, Robb recorded and transcribed over 3,000 Hispano folk songs, the largest collection of its time. This documentary celebrates the life of this adventurous musician and the modern day ethnomusicologists who continue to record and archive New Mexico’s disappearing folk music traditions. Presented in partnership with New Mexico PBS and the John Donald Robb Musical Trust as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

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Film: Don’t Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl!/Não Devore Meu Coração

7 pm

On the turbulent border of modern-day Brazil and Paraguay, marked by the waters of the Río Apa, a war is brewing between rival gangs on either side. Caught in the middle of it all, Joca, a Brazilian boy of 13, has fallen in love with Basano La Tatuada, an indigenous Paraguayan girl living on the border, and is determined to win her over regardless of the consequences. As Joca’s brother Fernando becomes heavily embroiled in the hostilities, and Basano is threatened by the unwanted affections of an older boy in her village, Joca is forced to confront where his own loyalties lie. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

2017; directed by Felipe Bragança; Portuguese with English subtitles; 106 minutes; not rated.

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Film: Sueño en Otro Idioma/I Dream in Another Language

7 pm

When a young linguist travels into a rural area of Veracruz to record conversations between the last speakers of Zikril, a dying indigenous language, he discovers that the language is at the point of disappearing, as the last two speakers had a fight 50 years ago and have refused to speak to each other ever since. Trying to bring the two old friends back together, he discovers that a secret from the past, concealed by the language, will make it difficult for the heart of Zikril to beat again. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

2017; directed by Ernesto Contreras; Spanish with English subtitles; 103 minutes; not rated.

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¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series: Fire at Sea/Fuocoammare (Italy)

7 pm

In September, the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series showcases the ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series, presented in partnership with ¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s Fifteenth Celebration of World Music and Culture, returning to the NHCC on September 20 & 21. Most films in the series are from countries whose artists are represented in this year’s festival.

This searching, Oscar-nominated documentary about the European immigration crisis focuses on the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, 150 miles south of Sicily, where thousands of people arrive each year from Africa and the Middle East en route to the continent. Four hundred thousand have landed on the island over the past two decades; fifteen thousand have died on the way. Fire at Sea contrasts the daily life of the native islanders, particularly the bucolic childhood of 12-year-old Samuele, with the danger, misery, and death confronting the refugees who attempt to make their way across the Strait of Sicily. Through extended observation rather than narrative explanation, it shows how the normal and mundane can exist side-by-side with the horrific and tragic.

2016; directed by Gianfranco Rosi; Italian with English subtitles; 114 minutes; not rated.

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¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series: The Jade Pendant (China/U.S.)

2 pm

In September, the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series showcases the ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series, presented in partnership with ¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s Fifteenth Celebration of World Music and Culture, returning to the NHCC on September 20 & 21. Most films in the series are from countries whose artists are represented in this year’s festival.

The Old West becomes a battleground for power and revenge in this gripping epic based on true events. Fleeing an arranged marriage in China, a young Chinese woman finds herself on a boat to America. When she arrives in California, she signs a contract to work as a “flower girl,” and meets an American-born Chinese cook whose father works on the Transcontinental Railroad. Their love story is set against the lynching of 18 Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles in 1871.

2017; directed by Po-Chih Leong; English; 106 minutes; not rated.

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¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series: The Concert/Le Concert (France)

12 pm

In September, the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series showcases the ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series, presented in partnership with ¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s Fifteenth Celebration of World Music and Culture, returning to the NHCC on September 20 & 21. Most films in the series are from countries whose artists are represented in this year’s festival.

Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov was the conductor of the illustrious Bolshoi orchestra until he was fired for using Jewish musicians. Now he works as a janitor at the Bolshoi and drinks too much. But when he intercepts an invitation for the orchestra to perform at the Chatelet Theater in Paris, he masterminds a plan to gather together his own Bolshoi to go in their place and make a triumphant return to the music scene. With his former Jewish and Gypsy musicians at his side, Andrei sets off for Paris to fulfill his destiny and return to his glory as a great conductor.

2009; directed by Radu Mihaileanu; French & Russian with English subtitles; 107 minutes; rated PG-13.

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¡Globalquerque!

4 pm

¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s 15th Annual World Music & Culture Celebration, returns to the National Hispanic Cultural Center on September 20 and 21, 2019. This year’s festival features three stages of music from five continents over two nights. Relax in the intimate courtyard setting of the Fountain Stage, enjoy larger bands in the state-of-the-art 691-seat Journal Theatre, or dance to groove-heavy world music on the Plaza Mayor’s outdoor Festival Stage. The National Hispanic Cultural Center is located at 1701 Fourth Street SW in Albuquerque, New Mexico. General admission tickets can be purchased in advance from the National Hispanic Center box office, 505-724-4771, or the NHCC website, www.nhccnm.org.

For updates on this year’s stellar line-up, visit http://www.globalquerque.com.

Early Bird special (through June 23):
$32 adults, $16 children 15 and under for one day, September 20 OR 21; $47 adults, $25 children 15 and under for two days, non-transferable

Advance tickets:
$37 adults, $19 children 15 and under for one day, September 20 OR 21; $59 adults, $30 children 15 and under for two days, non-transferable

Day of show:
$42 adults, $19 children 15 and under for one day, September 20 OR 21; $69 adults, $35 children 15 and under for two days, non-transferable

¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series: Yo, abolicionista (Argentina)

7 pm

In September, the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series showcases the ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series, presented in partnership with ¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s Fifteenth Celebration of World Music and Culture, returning to the NHCC on September 20 & 21. Most films in the series are from countries whose artists are represented in this year’s festival.

Yo, abolicionista focuses on the ten years the director spent working with two plays dealing with prostitution and human trafficking. Traveling around Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Paraguay to present these plays, getting to know the women caught up in these networks, and documenting her reflections from the tours and conversations reinforced her activism within Argentina’s feminist abolitionist groups. In the film, fiction and reality blend, and the protagonists form a bond so strong that they reinforce and amplify each other’s voices. 2019; directed by Mariel Rosciano; Spanish with English subtitles; 75 minutes; not rated.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Mariel Rosciano.

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¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series: Rhymes for Young Ghouls (Canada)

7 pm

In September, the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series showcases the ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series, presented in partnership with ¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s Fifteenth Celebration of World Music and Culture, returning to the NHCC on September 20 & 21. Most films in the series are from countries whose artists are represented in this year’s festival.

Set on the Red Crow Mi’gMaq reservation in Quebec, Canada, during the mid-‘70s, Jeff Barnaby’s feature film debut takes place during a period in Canadian history when, by government decree, native children under the age of 16 were required to attend residential schools. Thus far, 15-year-old Aila has avoided the virtual prison that is St. Dymphna’s. As the reservation’s “weed princess,” she has peddled enough drugs to pay a regular truancy tax to a sadistic Indian agent. But when her drug money is stolen and her father returns from prison, the precarious balance of Aila’s world is destroyed. Her only options are to run or fight… and Mi’gMaq don’t run.

2013; directed by Jeff Barnaby; English; 88 minutes; rated R.

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¡Cine Magnífico!: 7th Annual Latino Film Festival: Los Futbolísimos

Matinee Outreach Film for Schools / NM Premiere

10 am

¡Cine Magnífico! celebrates Spanish and Latin American culture through presentation of some of the best of modern cinema in a weekend-long program, featuring work by first-time filmmakers and established masters alike. The subject matter runs the gamut from comedies, action, romances and documentary films, to dramatic masterpieces. Some of the riskiest and most innovative films of recent years will be included.

Pakete, Helena and their schoolmates get into all kinds of adventures in which their ingenuity and their friendship will be put to the test. All to uncover the mystery that could put an end to their football team and the continuity of their gang. Are they victims of a conspiracy or is it all the result of chance? The time has come to make a secret pact and to create The Footballest with a clear objective: to solve the enigma and to be able to stay together.

Free with a RSVP to prensa.albuquerque@cervantes.es or milly@cinemagnifico.com

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