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

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¡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: Double Feature Film Screening

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¡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 & Concert

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¡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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Semana Cervantina: Film: Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago

7 pm

The 500-mile Camino de Santiago is no small undertaking, yet hundreds of thousands of people embark on the journey across this rugged and photogenic landscape each year. Whatever their motivations, no one can predict just how their paths will unfold or what transformations they will undergo. Walking the Camino follows a diverse group of pilgrims, ages 3 to 73, from all over the world as they attempt to cross an entire country on foot with only a backpack, a pair of boots, and an open mind. Featuring breathtaking vistas and engaging characters, the Camino comes to life in this inspiring look at its magnetic and miraculous power to change lives. Presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes and the Spanish Resource Center as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

Walking the Camino will be introduced by Antonio Caballero, director of the Spanish Resource Center at the NHCC, and the film’s director Lydia Smith, and followed by a Q& A with Lydia Smith.

2014; Lydia B. Smith; English; 84 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

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Film: The Way

7 pm

Tom, an irascible American doctor, comes to France to deal with the tragic loss of his son. Rather than return home, he decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage El Camino de Santiago (“The Way of Saint James”) to honor his son’s desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn’t plan on is the profound impact this trip will have on him, as, through unexpected and oftentimes amusing experiences along “The Way,” he discovers the difference between “the life we live and the life we choose.” Written and directed by Emilio Estevez and starring his father, Martin Sheen, The Way was filmed entirely in France and Spain along El Camino de Santiago. Presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

2010; Emilio Estevez; English; 123 minutes; rated PG-13.
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Film: Harvest Season

The NHCC’s Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts is closed due to facilities issues. As a result, this film at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, on March 28 is postponed until further notice. For questions about tickets, please contact the NHCC Box Office at 505-383-4771. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

7 pm

California’s Napa Valley is one of the premier wine growing regions in the world, celebrated for decades as a kind of “American Eden” and an idyllic, luxurious global destination.

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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