Film: Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program

7 pm

This historical documentary, shedding light on the current debate over immigration reform and the use of “guest workers” in American agriculture, examines what was known as the Bracero Program—a system put in place from 1942 to 1964 to recruit Mexican farm laborers for temporary work in the United States. The film features testimony from surviving braceros as well as these workers’ family members and descendants, along with commentary from featured experts and extensive archival material. Anna Uremovich, archivist for the NHCC’s History and Literary Arts (HLA) program, will introduce the film and give an overview of HLA’s ongoing Braceros exhibition, featuring black-and-white photographs of these workers taken by the photojournalist collective known as the Hermanos Mayo, together with narratives, video, and artifacts that tell the story of the Bracero Program. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

2010; Gilbert G. Gonzalez, Vivian Price & Adrian Salinas; English; 58 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Film: La boda de Valentina/Valentina’s Wedding

7 pm

Valentina has the perfect life in New York, with a perfect job and a perfect boyfriend, Jason—far away from the family in Mexico City that she has been keeping a secret. Her two worlds collide in chaos when Jason proposes marriage and wants to meet her family—the most scandal-plagued, surreal political dynasty in the history of Mexico.
Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

2018; Marco Polo Constandse; English; 107 minutes; rated R.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Film: The Queen of Spain

7 pm

In the second film in writer/director Trueba’s “now-franchise,” famous movie star Macarena Granada flees the glitz and glamour of 1950s Hollywood to return to her roots in Spain, where she has signed on to star in an epic period-piece musical as Queen Isabella.  In the previous film, The Girl of Your Dreams, Macarena and her collaborators were dealing with Naziism at a time when Spanish films were made in Germany; the sequel focuses on the filming of a Spanish-American film in 1956, when America had started to produce films in Spain with the blessing of dictator Francisco Franco.

Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series in partnership with Instituto Cervantes.

2016; Fernando Trueba; English; 128 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Film: Mi Gran Noche/My Big Night

7 pm

This “instant camp classic” is set in a TV studio, where the advance taping of a New Year’s Eve special is fraught with difficulties. A crane falls on an extra; there are riots and protests outside the studio; a hunky singer is being blackmailed by two girl-crush fans; an aging crooner is targeted for assassination by his adopted son and manager; and two extras fall in love, even though the woman seems to be a bad-luck charm. “A manic farce of schlubs and monsters, professional one-upsmanship and assassination.” Presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2015; Álex de la Iglesia; Spanish with English subtitles; 100 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Film: Tortilla Soup

7 pm

In this comedy-drama inspired by Eat Drink Man Woman, widower Martin Naranjo, the former chef-owner of a gourmet restaurant, shares a Los Angeles home with his three single adult daughters. Though he long ago lost his ability to taste, Martin still lives to cook lavish dinners for his loved ones and serve them in a family-style ritual at traditional sit-down meals. Although the women humor their father’s old-fashioned ways, each of them is searching for fulfillment outside the family circle. Presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series. 2001; directed by Maria Ripoll; English; 104 minutes; rated PG-13.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Film: Bless Me, Ultima

7 pm

This month, the NHCC is offering another screening of the film Bless Me, Ultima in conjunction with La Ultima Exhibición, which will be closing on December 16, 2018. Curated by Augustine Romero, the exhibition in the NHCC Art Museum Community Gallery features visual interpretations of Rudolfo Anaya’s beloved novel. If you haven’t yet seen this popular exhibition, now is the time to go!

The screen adaptation of Anaya’s iconic work, set in the 1940s in rural New Mexico, is the story of a young boy and the mysterious healer who opens his eyes to the wonders of the spiritual realm. As the entire world is plunged into war and Antonio Marez grapples with the harsh realities all around him, his life is forever changed by the sudden arrival of Ultima, a curandera who inspires him to see the world from a new perspective.
2011; Carl Franklin; English; 102 minutes; rated PG-13.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Film: Coco (Spanish)

7 pm

Beginning in October, the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series joins in the Center’s annual commemoration of Día de los Muertos, and thanks The Walt Disney Studios for permission to show the delightful Disney/Pixar musical fantasy film Coco, inspired by the Mexican celebration of that holiday, in both English and Spanish versions. A final Spanish screening is scheduled for November 1—the first day of Día de los Muertos, or All Saints Day. Tickets to the films are available at the Center one hour before each screening.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3), Disney•Pixar’s Coco opened in U.S. theatres on November 22, 2017. English; 105 minutes; rated PG.

You also can follow Disney/Pixar on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis to the first 300 people.

Thank you to our Día de los Muertos presenting sponsor Western Sky Community Care.

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Film: Coco (English)

7 pm

Beginning in October, the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series joins in the Center’s annual commemoration of Día de los Muertos, and thanks The Walt Disney Studios for permission to show the delightful Disney/Pixar musical fantasy film Coco, inspired by the Mexican celebration of that holiday, in both English and Spanish versions. A final Spanish screening is scheduled for November 1—the first day of Día de los Muertos, or All Saints Day. Tickets to the films are available at the Center one hour before each screening.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3), Disney•Pixar’s Coco opened in U.S. theatres on November 22, 2017. English; 105 minutes; rated PG.

You also can follow Disney/Pixar on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis to the first 300 people.

Thank you to our Día de los Muertos presenting sponsor Western Sky Community Care.

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Film: Coco (Spanish)

7 pm

Beginning in October, the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series joins in the Center’s annual commemoration of Día de los Muertos, and thanks The Walt Disney Studios for permission to show the delightful Disney/Pixar musical fantasy film Coco, inspired by the Mexican celebration of that holiday, in both English and Spanish versions. A final Spanish screening is scheduled for November 1—the first day of Día de los Muertos, or All Saints Day. Tickets to the films are available at the Center one hour before each screening.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3), Disney•Pixar’s Coco opened in U.S. theatres on November 22, 2017. English; 105 minutes; rated PG.

You also can follow Disney/Pixar on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis to the first 300 people.

Thank you to our Día de los Muertos presenting sponsor Western Sky Community Care.

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Film: Coco (English)

7 pm

Beginning in October, the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series joins in the Center’s annual commemoration of Día de los Muertos, and thanks The Walt Disney Studios for permission to show the delightful Disney/Pixar musical fantasy film Coco, inspired by the Mexican celebration of that holiday, in both English and Spanish versions. A final Spanish screening is scheduled for November 1—the first day of Día de los Muertos, or All Saints Day. Tickets to the films are available at the Center one hour before each screening.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3), Disney•Pixar’s Coco opened in U.S. theatres on November 22, 2017. English; 105 minutes; rated PG.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis to the first 300 people.

Thank you to our Día de los Muertos presenting sponsor Western Sky Community Care.

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