4th Annual Globalquerque International Cinema Series: The Wonders/Le meraviglie (Italy)

7 pm

The dynamics of the overcrowded household of a family of beekeepers, living in stark isolation in central Italy, are disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenaged boy, taken in as a farmhand, and a production crew recruiting local farmers to participate in a cheesy televised celebration of ancient Etruscan culture. 2015; directed by Alice Rohrwacher; Italian with English subtitles; 100 minutes; not rated.

From late August through September, the Bank of America Thursday Film Series showcases the International Cinema Series, presented in partnership with Avokado Artists and ¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s Thirteenth Celebration of World Music and Culture, returning to the NHCC on September 22 & 23.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

4th Annual Globalquerque International Cinema Series: Samba (France)

1:30 pm

Samba, who has migrated to France from Senegal following the death of his father, lives under constant threat of deportation and is willing to do whatever it takes to get working papers. He is on the verge of giving up when a group from the local immigration advocacy center takes up his cause, changing all of their lives in the process. 2014; directed by Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano; French with English subtitles; 118 minutes; rated R.

From late August through September, the Bank of America Thursday Film Series showcases the International Cinema Series, presented in partnership with Avokado Artists and ¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s Thirteenth Celebration of World Music and Culture, returning to the NHCC on September 22 & 23. The schedule includes the films that will be shown during the free Global Fiesta on September 23, including Samba.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

4th Annual Globalquerque International Cinema Series: Selected Films from The Wisdom Archive (France, Mexico, New Mexico)

11:45 am

The Wisdom Archive, the brainchild of Santa-Fe based, Emmy award-winning documentarian Scott Andrews, is a video “seed bank” of traditional culture—a collection of filmed portraits of cultural masters from around the world doing what they do best.  Filmmaker Andrews will be at the screening.

Monsieur Gonzales: The Last “Plieur de Codre” 
In the spring of 1999, in the Dordogne region of France, Monsieur Gonzales, an elderly local farmer, demonstrates his skill, all but extinct today, in splitting and shaving willow saplings with ancient tools into the flexible wooden bands traditionally used to hoop cognac barrels. 8 minutes.

Edgar González: Mezcalero!
In the highland rainforest of the state of Oaxaca, outside the Zapotec village of San Cristobal Lachirioag, Edgar González is recovering an ancient tradition of handcrafting the sacred spirit of his forefathers—mezcal—while combatting the culture-destroying loss of young people from his community. 16 minutes.

Cipriano Vigil: Músico de la Gente
The life story of the “New Mexico State Treasure” and acknowledged master of northern New Mexico music, El Rito’s Cipriano Vigil.  From a lifetime of collecting music of the “viejitos” and performing with family and friends at the Smithsonian and throughout the Southwest, Cipriano has created a legacy of traditional works and serves as an authentic voice for his people. 38 minutes.

From late August through September, the Bank of America Thursday Film Series showcases the International Cinema Series, presented in partnership with Avokado Artists and ¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s Thirteenth Celebration of World Music and Culture, returning to the NHCC on September 22 & 23. The schedule includes the films that will be shown during the free Global Fiesta on September 23, including these films from The Wisdom Archive.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

¡Globalquerque! 2017

4 pm

¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s 13th Annual World Music & Culture Celebration, returns to the National Hispanic Cultural Center on September 22 and 23, 2017. 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.

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

Early Bird special (through June 24): $32 adults, $16 children 15 and under for one day, September 22 OR 23; $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 22 OR 23; $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 22 OR 23; $69 adults, $35 children 15 and under for two days, non-transferable

4th Annual Globalquerque International Cinema Series: Baran (Iran)

7 pm

Lateef, a 17-year-old Turkish worker on a construction site in Tehran, is assigned heavier tasks to compensate for the lesser strength of a new Afghan refugee worker, Rahmat. Resenting this, he initially treats his co-worker cruelly, but the revelation of Rahmat’s secret changes both their lives. 2001; directed by Majid Majidi; Persian/Azerbaijani with English subtitles; 94 minutes; rated PG.

From late August through September, the Bank of America Thursday Film Series showcases the International Cinema Series, presented in partnership with Avokado Artists and ¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s Thirteenth Celebration of World Music and Culture, returning to the NHCC on September 22 & 23.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

4th Annual Globalquerque International Cinema Series: The Distinguished Citizen/El ciudadano ilustre (Argentina/Spain)

7 pm

Nobel Prize-winning, Barcelona-based novelist Daniel Mantovani enjoys the fruits of his success, but feels it is spoiling the integrity of his work. Desperate for self-renovation, he accepts an invitation to receive an award in his hometown of Salas, Argentina, returning, for the first time in 40 years, to be feted—and confronted—by the people who have informed his life’s work. 2016; directed by Gastón Duprat & Mariano Cohn; Spanish with English subtitles; 118 minutes; not rated.

From late August through September, the Bank of America Thursday Film Series showcases the International Cinema Series, presented in partnership with Avokado Artists and ¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s Thirteenth Celebration of World Music and Culture, returning to the NHCC on September 22 & 23. The screening of The Distinguished Citizen is also presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes, as part of the fifth annual ¡Cine Magnífico! Latino Film Festival as well as the International Cinema Series.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

¡Cine Magnífico! Albuquerque’s Latino Film Festival 2017

Welcome to the 5th annual
¡Cine Magnífico! Latino Film Festival
Instituto Cervantes is proud to present ¡Cine Magnífico! to the New Mexico community once again.

This festival has become an important event in our community – it marks a transition time between summer and autumn, when families are returning to the routine of the school year. These films provide inspiration as the aroma of roasting green chile lofts into the late summer air. They remind us to savor the most subtle, elegant, and profound aspects of our daily lives here in our beautiful New Mexico communities, and to enjoy our time at the cinema.

Opening night has evolved into a lively community event on South 4th Street & Bridge Street in the beautiful National Hispanic Cultural Center, with its iconic vaulted ceilings and stunning architecture. Families, academics, students, filmmakers, artists, community leaders, and so many others mingle before the theatre opens, with beverages and food from our community’s finest restaurants and cameras flashing. It has truly evolved into a beautiful event.

This year, our team has selected a lineup of films which perfectly illustrate enriching points of view about emerging issues and topics that shape the current Hispanic-Latino cultures and landscapes, both here in New Mexico and beyond. This year’s screenings will take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, UNM, and the Guild Cinema. Central themes include immigration and children’s film, as well as New Mexico filmmaking. This year’s festival features films from Spain, Cuba, Argentina, Honduras, Chile, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, and the United States.

¡Cine Magnífico!’s vision is to present the newest films by and about Latinos to promote our culture through film and enrich our local art community. We showcase a diverse set of films, from award-winning to local and up-and-coming filmmakers. We also offer year-round film programming.

Thank you for supporting ¡Cine Magnífico! Enjoy the shows!

For more information please go to the ¡Cine Magnífico! website HERE or call the Instituto Cervantes at 505-724-4777

4th Annual Globalquerque International Cinema Series: The Way Home/Jibeuro (Korea)

7 pm

Seven-year-old Sang-woo, raised in the city, is left with his grandmother in a remote village while his mother looks for work. Selfish and disrespectful, he quickly comes into conflict with her old-fashioned ways and his rural surroundings, but through her patience and devotion learns empathy and the importance of family. 2002; directed by Lee Jeong-hyang; Korean with English subtitles; 85 minutes; not rated.

From late August through September, the Bank of America Thursday Film Series showcases the International Cinema Series, presented in partnership with Avokado Artists and ¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s Thirteenth Celebration of World Music and Culture, returning to the NHCC on September 22 & 23.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

4th Annual Globalquerque International Cinema Series: Neruda (Chile)

7 pm

In post-World War II Chile, a police prefect pursues Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, now a fugitive in his own country for joining the Communist Party. In this story of a persecuted artist and his obsessive adversary, Neruda sees his chance to become a symbol for liberty as well as a literary legend. 2016; directed by Pablo Larraín; Spanish with English subtitles; 107 minutes; rated R.

From late August through September, the Bank of America Thursday Film Series showcases the International Cinema Series, presented in partnership with Avokado Artists and ¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s Thirteenth Celebration of World Music and Culture, returning to the NHCC on September 22 & 23.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Film: Sin nombre

7 pm

Sayra, a young Honduran girl, joins her father and uncle on a journey across the Latin American countryside to realize her dream of a new life in the United States. On the way, she crosses paths with Casper, a teenaged Mexican gang member who is trying to outrun his violent past and elude his unforgiving former associates. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

2009; directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga; Spanish with English subtitles; 96 minutes; rated R.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show