¡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

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

¡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.

¡Cine Magnífico! is organized by Instituto Cervantes, the National Hispanic Cultural Center and UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute so as to be at the forefront of the movement to increase cultural opportunities for the entire New Mexico community and to bring Latinos and non-Latinos together to share common experiences through film.

¡Cine Magnífico! will be held September 4-8, 2019 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

For more information please contact Instituto Cervantes at (505) 724-4777 or check out their website: https://cinemagnifico.com/

¡Cine Magnífico!: 7th Annual Latino Film Festival: Black is Beltza

Opening Film / NM Premiere

6 pm Opening Reception, 8 pm Film Screening and Q & A with Fermin Muguruza, Director

¡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.

October 1965. Pamplona’s troupe of giant figures, a typical sight at the San Fermín festivities, is invited to parade along Fifth Avenue in New York. But not all of them will be allowed to appear: due to racial discrimination, the American authorities will ban the participation of the two black giants. Based on this true event, Black Is Beltza tells the story of Manex, the young man responsible for carrying one of the giants. Embarked on a long, unexpected journey, Manex will witness key events in history: the race riots arising from the assassination of Malcolm X, the eccentricities of the characters in The Factory, the alliance between the Cuban secret service and the Black Panthers, and the proto-hippy psychedelia of the first music festivals.

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

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Film: La Nana/The Maid

6 pm
Please note that a pre-screening conversation about the film, led by Dr. Elizabeth Hutchison, will begin at this time. The film will be shown at 7 pm

Raquel has worked as a live-in, uniformed maid for a well-to-do family in Santiago, Chile for over 20 years. Now 41, she is part of the family in some ways, as emotional attachments—both positive and negative—attest, but in others remains apart, even expendable. When her employers decide that she needs help and hire an additional maid, Raquel feels that she must fight for her place in the household. Her “guerrilla war” against a series of newcomers reaches increasingly audacious heights, until someone quite different turns up and Raquel’s world begins, very gently, to expand.  La Nana, described as a “microcosm of Latin social hierarchy,” also focuses on one woman’s journey to free herself from a mental servitude of her own making.

2009; Sebastián Silva; Spanish with English subtitles; 135 minutes; not rated.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

This film, rescheduled from March 2019, is presented in partnership with Women’s International Study Center (WISC) as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series. Dr. Elizabeth Hutchison, WISC Fellow-in-Residence, will introduce the film and lead a discussion with representatives of other community organizations, beginning at 6 pm, prior to the screening. Please join us for refreshments and further conversation in the lobby afterwards!

Film: A palabra xusta/La palabra justa

7 pm

In August, the Center continues its partnership with Instituto Cervantes to present films in the organization’s current Espacio femenino series. Instituto Cervantes has offered this series since 2010, presenting contemporary work by women filmmakers and focusing on women’s concerns and issues.

A palabra xusta is a game invented by a teacher for her students, in which each child writes, in one word, what s/he has learned in that day’s class. The answers are put on the board, and everyone chooses the best—the right word. In Miguel Piñeiro’s documentary, 92-year-old Antía “Tita” Cal Vázquez, who founded the Rosalía de Castro School in Vigo in 1961, engages in a conversation with her cherished photographs and her memories. In a house where time seems to have stopped, on a journey that crosses the boundaries of time and space, she searches for the right words to tell us about her childhood, her vocation, the great love of her life—everything that shaped her as a woman and an educator. Presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

2016; Miguel Piñeiro; Galician and Spanish with English subtitles; 108 minutes; not rated.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Film: Los amores cobardes

7 pm

In August, the Center continues its partnership with Instituto Cervantes to present films in the organization’s current Espacio femenino series. Instituto Cervantes has offered this series since 2010, presenting contemporary work by women filmmakers and focusing on women’s concerns and issues.

When Eva, a young, independent cartoonist, returns home to Málaga for the summer holidays to spend time with her mother and her best friend Gema, she unexpectedly encounters an old boyfriend. She has had no contact with Rubén since he broke off their relationship, with no explanation and no farewell, six years earlier. While reflecting on the past, Eva will have to make decisions about the future. Presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

2018; Carmen Blanco; Spanish with English subtitles; 92 minutes; rated PG-13.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Film: The Mamboniks

2 pm

Lox and bagels meet salsa and congos in Peabody Award winner Lex Gillespie’s joyous and singular celebration of the Jewish love affair with Latin music and dance, set in New York, Havana, Miami Beach, and the Catskill Mountains. During the 1950s, free-spirited, mostly Jewish dancers from New York City fell head over heels for the mambo, the hot dance from Cuba that became a worldwide sensation. Their love for Latin rhythms earned them a nickname: the “mamboniks.” Now retired, yet still dancing in Florida, a lovable, somewhat zany collection of dancers from the ‘50s share a passion that age has not cooled. With colorful first-person accounts and an infectious Afro-Cuban soundtrack including Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, and “mambo king” Pérez Prado, The Mamboniks explores a largely unexamined and exhilarating aspect of Jewish life and culture, and a time when Jews, Latinos, and African-Americans met on the dance floor, although America was racially segregated and anti-Semitism was commonplace.

2018; Lex Gillespie; English; 89 minutes; not rated.

Following the screening, join us in the lobby outside the theatre to celebrate the film, and the finale of the 6th Annual ABQ Jewish Film Fest, with a “Cuban nosh” provided by La Fonda del Bosque and a cash bar provided by Pop Fizz.

The Jewish Community Center’s 6th Annual ABQ Jewish Film Fest features six recently released film premieres, weaving a colorful tapestry of uniquely Jewish stories that come from around the world. The NHCC is partnering with the JCC on the screenings of Leona (July 20) and The Mamboniks (July 28).

Tickets are being sold by the Jewish Community Center; $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $55 for a full festival pass (6th Annual ABQ Jewish Film Fest)

Film: ¡Las Sandinistas!

7 pm

¡Las Sandinistas! documents a watershed moment in history, when a group of Nicaraguan women shattered barriers to lead rebel troops in battle and reshape their country with landmark social reforms during the 1979 Sandinista Revolution and the ensuing U.S.-backed Contra War, only to face renewed marginalization by their male peers once the wars ended. The film centers on the personal stories of Dora María Téllez, the young medical student who became a key Sandinista general, and four of her revolutionary allies. Now, amid staggering levels of gender violence in Nicaragua, these same women brave the streets once again to lead popular movements for equality and democracy. Presented in partnership with New Mexico PBS as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Jenny Murray.

2018; Jenny Murray; English and Spanish with English subtitles; 60 minutes; not rated.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Film: Leona

7 pm

A universal tale of star-crossed lovers is given a uniquely Mexican twist in writer-director Isaac Cherem’s debut film. Ariela, an independently-minded young artist living with her Syrian-Jewish family in a cloistered Jewish neighborhood in Mexico City, finds herself torn between her family and a forbidden romance with a non-Jewish writer, who shows her a world of possibilities beyond her sheltered life. As their feelings deepen, Ariela must negotiate the labyrinth of familial pressure, religious values and traditions, and her own burgeoning sentiment, finding that there are no easy choices to be made. Bridging the divide between generations and cultures, the film blends romantic comedy with an incisive feminist journey of discovery and self-determination.

2018; Isaac Cherem; Spanish with English subtitles; 95 minutes; not rated (mature content advisory).

The Jewish Community Center’s 6th Annual ABQ Jewish Film Fest features six recently released film premieres, weaving a colorful tapestry of uniquely Jewish stories that come from around the world. The NHCC is partnering with the JCC on the screenings of Leona (July 20) and The Mamboniks (July 28).

Tickets are being sold by the Jewish Community Center; $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $55 for a full festival pass (6th Annual ABQ Jewish Film Fest)