¡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

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: 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)

Film: Embrace of the Serpent/El abrazo de la serpiente

7 pm

Filmed almost entirely in black and white in the Amazon jungle, Embrace of the Serpent focuses on the relationship between an Amazonian shaman and two Western scientists over the course of 40 years, and was inspired by the travel journals, written decades apart, of two explorers who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of a sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic plant. In respecting spirituality of place and rules of nature handed down through centuries, it attains, in addition to its extraordinary visual beauty, what has been described as “mystical higher ground.” The third film by director Ciro Guerra, Embrace of the Serpent is the first Colombian film ever to be nominated for an Academy Award, for Best Foreign Language Film. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

2015; Ciro Guerra; Spanish, Huitoto, Latin, Okaina, Portuguese, Tikuna, Wanano, German, English, with English subtitles; 125 minutes; not rated.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Film: En Donde los Bailadores Se Entregan los Corazones

7 pm

Join us for the Albuquerque premiere of Cody Edison’s En Donde los Bailadores Se Entregan los Corazones, a music documentary celebrating the New Mexico string band Lone Piñon. Through relationships with elders, study of archival field recordings, and connections to parallel traditional music and dance revitalization movements in the U.S. and Mexico, Lone Piñon has brought the language of New Mexico traditional music and related regional traditions back onto the modern stage, back onto dance floors, and back into the ears of a young generation. The film debuted at the Cinema on the Bayou festival in Lafayette, LA, where it won the Director’s Choice award.

Lone Piñon will play a short acoustic set before the film, and will join director Cody Edison, visiting from Los Angeles, for a Q&A afterwards.

2019; Cody Edison; English; 41 minutes; not rated.

Free ticketed event; suggested donation $5 to $10

¡RESILIENCIA! The Experience of Jewish Communities in Spain and the Americas: Round Table & Film

7 pm

¡RESILIENCIA! The Experience of Jewish Communities in Spain and the Americas. Organized by Instituto Cervantes,Casa Sefarad@Nahalat Shalom, Festival Djudeo-Espanyol, National Hispanic Cultural Center. In collaboration with Consulate of Mexico, Red de Juderías de España, Diputación of Lleida, Latin American and Iberian Institute at UNM, Consulate General of Israel in Houston, Jewish Federation of New Mexico, Congregation B´Nai Israel, Congregation Albert, ADL Mountain States Region, New Mexico Humanities Council and Century Automotive, a Mapfre Company.

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Film: The Caborca Jew, A Mexican Story

8 pm

A documentary inspired by the narrator’s grandfather, this film tells the real-life story of a Polish immigrant trying to get to the United States to escape both war and poverty, but inadvertently finding himself in Caborca, a small town in Sonora, Mexico. It is a moving and uplifting account of an individual’s strength and commitment to maintain his faith in the face of extraordinary obstacles, including the fact that he is the only Jew in a Catholic community and is unable to speak the language. Ultimately, Don Juan Chait becomes a beloved resident of Caborca. Presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series, as well as ¡RESILIENCIA! The Experience of Jewish Communities in Spain and the Americas. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director David Chait and Dr. Scott Levin, director of the Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region.

2014; David Chait; Spanish with English subtitles; 58 minutes; not rated.

The festival ¡RESILENCIA! The Experience of Jewish Communities in Spain and the Americas, organized by Instituto Cervantes, Casa Sefarad@Nahalat Shalom, Festival Djudeo-Espanyol, and the NHCC, is a week of films, music, food, exhibits, and lectures highlighting the extraordinary journey of the Jewish people to Spanish-speaking countries.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

¡RESILIENCIA! The Experience of Jewish Communities in Spain and the Americas: Double Feature Film Screening

7 pm

¡RESILIENCIA! The Experience of Jewish Communities in Spain and the Americas. Organized by Instituto Cervantes,Casa Sefarad@Nahalat Shalom, Festival Djudeo-Espanyol, National Hispanic Cultural Center. In collaboration with Consulate of Mexico, Red de Juderías de España, Diputación of Lleida, Latin American and Iberian Institute at UNM, Consulate General of Israel in Houston, Jewish Federation of New Mexico, Congregation B´Nai Israel, Congregation Albert, ADL Mountain States Region, New Mexico Humanities Council and Century Automotive, a Mapfre Company.

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¡RESILIENCIA! The Experience of Jewish Communities in Spain and the Americas: Lecture & Film

3 pm

¡RESILIENCIA! The Experience of Jewish Communities in Spain and the Americas. Organized by Instituto Cervantes,Casa Sefarad@Nahalat Shalom, Festival Djudeo-Espanyol, National Hispanic Cultural Center. In collaboration with Consulate of Mexico, Red de Juderías de España, Diputación of Lleida, Latin American and Iberian Institute at UNM, Consulate General of Israel in Houston, Jewish Federation of New Mexico, Congregation B´Nai Israel, Congregation Albert, ADL Mountain States Region, New Mexico Humanities Council and Century Automotive, a Mapfre Company.

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Film: El Apóstol

7 pm

An escaped convict follows the Camino de Santiago in an attempt to recover the stolen jewels hidden years ago by a fellow inmate in the remote, wooded Galician village of Xanaz. There, he encounters sinister old men, strange disappearances, spirits, a peculiar priest, and even the archbishop of Santiago de Compostela in this tale full of fantasy, terror, and humor. The stop-motion 3D animation film was partially produced through crowdfunding, with a total of 560 producers. Presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2012; Fernando Cortizo; Spanish with English subtitles; 84 minutes; not rated.

The Camino de Santiago (“Way of St. James”) is a large network of ancient pilgrimage routes that stretch across Europe and come together at the tomb of the apostle St. James (Santiago) in Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. Since the beginning of the 9th century, when the tomb was discovered, Santiago de Compostela has been a pan-European place of peregrination. The city’s Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, and the European Union declared the Camino de Santiago to be the first European Cultural Itinerary in 1987. According to Catholic tradition, completing a pilgrimage on the Camino, some 500 miles along the major routes, assures forgiveness of one’s sins. The walk now attracts people of all faiths and backgrounds, and over 200,000 contemporary pilgrims embark on the journey each year.

The April films, as well as this first May film, in the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series, presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes and the Spanish Resource Center, were selected for their insights into different elements of the Way.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show