Film: How to Be a Latin Lover

7 pm

When an aging gigolo is kicked to the curb by his 80-year-old millionaire wife, he is forced to move in with his estranged sister and her young son. Anxious to return to the lap of luxury, he attempts to reignite his powers as a Latin lover and win over the wealthy widowed grandmother of his nephew’s schoolmate.
2017; Ken Marino; English; 115 minutes; rated PG-13.

There will be no film screenings on December 21, December 28, January 4, or January 11. The Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series will resume on January 18.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Film: Where God Left His Shoes

7 pm

Jobless and living with his family in a homeless shelter, a one-time boxer takes his 10-year-old stepson with him as he hustles for work on Christmas Eve. Praised as John Leguizamo’s “truest performance on film,” Where God Left His Shoes is the story of a family who discover that they will survive as long as they have each other. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2007; Salvatore Stabile; English; 96 minutes; not rated.

There will be no film screenings on December 21, December 28, January 4, or January 11. The Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series will resume on January 18.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Film: All of Me/Llévate mis amores

7 pm

Based in the Mexican village of La Patrona, this documentary offers an intimate insight into a group of women, appropriately known as the Patronas, who since 1995 have prepared food, bagged it, and tossed it to migrants traveling on top of the freight train known as “La Bestia” (The Beast) as it makes its way to the U.S. Their remarkable example of love and solidarity, despite the risk both to themselves and to those riding the rails, contrasts with the violence of one of the cruelest stretches in the world for undocumented travelers. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2014; directed by Arturo González Villaseñor; Spanish with English subtitles; 90
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Film: Selections from New Mexico and The Vietnam War: Portrait of a Generation

7 pm

Produced by New Mexico PBS, this series of short documentaries focuses on New Mexico’s diverse Vietnam War veterans, families, and refugees whose lives were changed by the war. These are dramatic first person accounts of duty, honor, courage, sacrifice, loss, understanding, and renewal. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Michael Kamins, executive producer, and Tom Baca, a veteran whose story is captured in the film. Presented in partnership with New Mexico PBS as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2017; Michael Kamins; English; 45 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Film: Excerpt from The Vietnam War

7 pm

A newly edited clip from The Vietnam War, by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, focuses on personal stories rather than the history, politics, or combat of the war. This excerpt is designed to open up conversations and allow deeper, more personal dialogue—emphasizing the struggles of the veteran community from different generations as they come together to process their experiences of war and return. It features “Fellow Warriors: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam with John Musgraves.” Following the screening, audience members may move into a comfortable space to share stories, talk about personal experiences, and gather information from local veterans’ service providers. Staff from the Albuquerque Veteran Center will help facilitate conversation; information from the Mobile Vet Center in Santa Fe will also be available. Presented in partnership with New Mexico PBS as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2017; Ken Burns & Lynn Novich; English; 30 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Film: Calling Home the Dead/Llamar a los muertos a casa

7 pm

The villagers of Lake Pátzcuaro lovingly clean and adorn graves with beautiful handmade ofrendas, blankets of marigolds, and special foods, preparing for the shared remembrance of Día de los Muertos. They shoot rockets into the heavens to awaken the departed souls and call them home. More tone poem than traditional documentary, Calling Home the Dead is a visually stunning exploration of indigenous practices seldom seen outside Mexico, celebrating the continuity of life and the enduring love of family and friends. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

“On the Day of the Dead, when the spirits come back to us, the road from heaven must be
made easy, they say, and not slippery with tears.”

2011; Jim Hill & Meesh Rheault Miller; Spanish with English subtitles; 47 minutes; not rated.

For further information, please visit www.callinghomethedead.com.

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Film: Juan of the Dead

7 pm

Juan, a fortyish slacker, ekes out a living in Havana through occasional fishing expeditions with his friend Lázaro. When a rising zombie apocalypse threatens the city, he first ignores the problem, and then decides to launch a zombie extermination service. The Cuban government and media claim that the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government on the anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, and, as events spiral further out of control, Juan and his gang are forced to find a way to survive. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2011; directed by Alejandro Brugués; Spanish with English subtitles; 100 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Film: Beatriz at Dinner

7 pm

Beatriz, a massage therapist and holistic healer, and also an immigrant, is marooned at the home of a wealthy client after her car breaks down. Invited to stay for dinner as a “family friend,” she finds herself at a celebration of the legislative approval of a major building development, and in the company of the billionaire developer. The philosophical conflict that arises when their worlds collide plays out more soulfully, and sadly, than satirically in this independent drama. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2017; directed by Miguel Arteta; English; 82 minutes; rated R.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Film: The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

7 pm

Through the prism of Frida Kahlo’s life and art, this documentary explores the ancient culture of Mexico; the Mexican Revolution; the wildfire of communism that burned through Latin America in the 1920s and ‘30s; the painters, photographers, filmmakers, writers, and poets who congregated in Mexico City; and the revival of interest in popular culture for which Kahlo has become a symbol. Her life as an international sensation in the worlds of modern art and radical politics is framed for the first time within the full spectrum of the historical and cultural influences that shaped her. Narrated by Rita Moreno. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2005; directed by Amy Stechler; English; 90 minutes; not rated.

This screening also celebrates the unveiling of a new Frida Kahlo piñata by the Center’s Art Museum. The Piñata Exhibit (Sure To Be a Smash Hit!), on display in the museum through the spring of 2018, celebrates the popular art form with works from Mexico, California, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas, as well as New Mexico, and is continuing to add new works throughout its run. The newest addition, the Frida piñata, pays homage to the beloved artist in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Film: Frida

7 pm

This biopic/drama depicts the professional and personal life of surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, who lived a bold and uncompromising life as an artistic, political, and sexual revolutionary. The film chronicles her turbulent marriage to Diego Rivera and her political activism, as well as the lifelong, debilitating effects of the traumatic bus accident she suffered at age eighteen. The Oscar-winning soundtrack features performances by Chavela Vargas and Lila Downs. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2002; directed by Julie Taymor; English; 123 minutes; rated R.

This screening also celebrates the unveiling of a new Frida Kahlo piñata by the Center’s Art Museum. The Piñata Exhibit (Sure To Be a Smash Hit!), on display in the museum through the spring of 2018, celebrates the popular art form with works from Mexico, California, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas, as well as New Mexico, and is continuing to add new works throughout its run. The newest addition, the Frida piñata, pays homage to the beloved artist in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show