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In Berlanga’s 1961 film Plácido, an impoverished truck driver in rural Spain becomes involved in a Christmas Eve “Invite a poor person to dinner” event sponsored by a cookware manufacturer. The fast-paced, darkly comic farce takes a satirical look at the true meaning of charity, contrasting charity from the head—the cold, calculated kind practiced by a hypocritical upper class—with charity from the heart.
Spain; 1961; Spanish with English subtitles; 85 minutes; not rated.
Free community event
Free and open to the public, ticket link available August 15, 2021
The National Hispanic Cultural Center/History and Literary Arts Program and the University of New Mexico/English Department present a reading, performance, and talk by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, attended the Santa Fe Indian School, and was a faculty member at the University of New Mexico. She is an award-winning writer, performer, and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. Her numerous publications include nine books of poetry, a memoir, a young adult novel, a children’s book, and five CDs featuring her poetry and music. Harjo will release her sixth CD, “I Pray for My Enemies,” on May 5, 2021.