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August 2018
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Film: The Search for General Tso

August 23

7 pm

August screenings in the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series conclude Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on our Immigration Experience. This six-week series is a project of City Lore, a cultural center for the arts and humanities based in New York City. It is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of NEH’s Community Conversations initiative, and features documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is one of 24 organizations selected nationwide to participate in the Becoming American project. The scholar/moderator for the screenings and discussions at the Center is Dr. Gabriel Sanchez, Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico. The theme for Unit Six, presented on August 23, is “Immigration and Popular Culture.”

As much an immigration history as a culinary detective story, this ebullient documentary uses the ubiquitous Americanized dish, General Tso’s Chicken, as a lens onto a larger story of immigration, adaptation, and innovation to American popular culture. Early on, the film poses the question, “If Chinese Americans comprise only 1% of the U.S. population, why are there Chinese restaurants in almost every city across America?” The filmmakers seek the answer in a journey through the Chinese American experience from the Gold Rush and the building of the railroads to the age of Panda Express. On-air historians, chefs, writers, and enthusiasts provide accounts of the history of Chinese migration to America; the discriminatory 1880s Chinese Exclusion Act that forced emigrants out of the labor market and into small business ownership; the modification of “exotic” Chinese cuisine for American tastes; and the role of Chinese American community organizations in the dissemination of restaurants to the far corners of the nation to avoid competition and discrimination on the West Coast.
2014; Ian Cheney; English; 57 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

September 2018
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Monthly Speakers Program for the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of NM (Rental)

September 1

10:30 am

David V. Holtby will present “Lest We Forget, World War 1 and New Mexico.” The title of Mr. Holtby’s presentation is from his recently published book by the same name, which will be available for purchase at the meeting for $33.

More than 14,000 New Mexicans served in uniform during World War 1 and thousands more contributed to the American home front. Yet today in New Mexico, as elsewhere the Great War and the lives it affected are scarcely remembered. Lest We Forget confronts that amnesia. The first detailed study to describe New Mexico’s wartime mobilization, its soldiers combat experiences, and its veterans postwar lives. The book offers a poignant account of the profound changes these Americans underwent both during and after the war.

David V. Holtby is the author of “Forty Seventh Star: New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood: and has served as Associate Director and Editor in Chief of Universisty of New Mexico Press. Hope to see you at the September meeting.

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Albuquerque’s Latino Film Festival 2018: Matar a Jesus / Killing Jesus

September 5

7 pm

Laura Mora | Colombia/Argentina | 2018 | Ficción/Drama | 99 min | NM Premiere | Spanish with English subtitles

Paula, a young Colombian student, witnesses the cold-blooded murder of her father. After facing the inefficiency of the police, she accidentally crosses paths with the hitman who did the job. Driven by her anger, frustration and pain, the choice of revenge seems to be the only possible reaction… But what if both of them are the victims of a violent and corrupt system? Inspired by true events

Un par de meses después del asesinato de su padre, Paula, una joven de 22 años se cruzará con Jesús, el sicario que disparó a su padre. A partir de este momento se verá forzada a definir los límites de su propia humanidad. El encuentro entre víctima y agresor revelará cuánto cuesta matar a un hombre, especialmente cuando el otro es el reflejo de uno mismo: una víctima más.  

TRAILER https://youtu.be/8Rxuya7oGxs

AWARDS:

Palm Springs International Film Festival (2018): Cine Latino Award
Chicago International Film Festival (2017): Roger Ebert Award
Cairo International Film Festival (2017): Winner of International Competition Feature Films and Best Director
Gasparilla International Film Festival (2018): Grand Jury Award
Motovun Film Festival (2018): Best Film.

In Partnership with Globalquerque and the NHCC.

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