Film: Bless Me, Ultima

5:00 – 7:00 pm: Reception & Cash Bar
6:00 pm: Levi Romero Pre-Film Talk
7:00 pm: Screening

Rudolfo Anaya’s beloved and iconic Bless Me, Ultima returns to the NHCC with Carl Franklin’s screen adaptation. Bless Me, Ultima is set in the 1940s in rural New Mexico, and tells 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 Community Event. Please register below.

Community Listening Session- Voces de Latinidad Project: Maritza Perez

NOTE: Thank you for your interest in our June 3 Voces de Latinidad community listening session. Due to a change in the scheduled speaker’s schedule, this session will be rescheduled for a later date. Please check our website and social media for updates. Thank you, and we appreciate your support of the Voces de Latinidad project.


Community Listening Session- Voces de Latinidad Project: Damián Vergara Wilson, PhD.

6:00 pm
Reception followed by Speaker & Discussion

Join us for the first Community Listening Session in a series of six for our Voces de Latinidad documentary film project. Each gathering in this series will focus of a different cultural aspect of the question: “Who or what is Latinidad?” Voces de Latinidad aims to feature unique voices from our community culminating in a short documentary and digital archive celebrating the rich diversity of our lived experiences.

Recently featured in a New York Times article, this first gathering will be led by UNM Professor of Spanish as a Heritage Language, Damián Vergara Wilson, PhD.

Free community event. Register and save your spot below.

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¡Cine Magnifico! The Last Movie (USA)

5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.- Film Screening

6:45 p.m. Talk with journalist Fietta Jarque

Dennis Hopper’s second feature film after making his directorial debut with Easy Rider. The Last Movie (1971) was shot in Peru and edited at the artist’s home in Taos (New Mexico).

Consciously self-reflexive and co-written by Hopper and Rebel Without a Cause screenwriter Stewart Stern. The Last Movie follows a Hollywood movie crew in the midst of making a western in a remote Peruvian village. When production wraps, Hopper, as the baleful stuntman Kansas, remains, attempting to find redemption in the isolation of Peru and the arms of a former prostitute. Meanwhile, the local Indians have taken over the abandoned set and begun to stage a ritualistic re-enactment of the production – with Kansas as their sacrificial lamb.

1971; 108 min; Color; English, Rated R

Free Community Event

Note: Tickets for this and other Cine Magnifico showings will be available at the door one hour prior to the screening.

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Tertulia Histórica Albuquerque: Masks On! Pandemics and Epidemics in New Mexico History

2 pm (MTS)
Live via Zoom

Register in advance for this meeting HERE.

State Historian Rob Martínez explores how viruses and disease shaped New Mexico history. Since the dawn of time, humans have had to face adversity to survive.Viruses and disease are, sadly, part of that history and integral to the human experience. Pandemics and epidemics are part of the historical landscape.As early as the ancient Greeks, a fever killed most of Athens; the plague of the 1300s killed off one third of the European population; and in 1918 the world was in the grip of Spanish Flu. New Mexico was not immune to such outbreaks. State Historian Rob Martínez takes a look at how epidemics and pandemics impacted New Mexico through the centuries.

Free, Registration Required

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