Hispanic Heritage Month: ABQ Balloon Park Drive-In Film Screening: Selena

Gates open at 6:30 pm
RV parking lot of the International Balloon Museum at Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park, 9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE,

For ticketing information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.balloonparkdrive.in. Ticket prices listed on this site are per car, rather than per patron.

As part of this year’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the Balloon Park Drive-In will screen a series of four films highlighting Hispanic/Latinx history, culture, and contributions. 

In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla (Jennifer Lopez) is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham (Edward James Olmos), realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez (Jon Seda), who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete. Directed by Gregory Nava. 1997; English; 128 minutes; rated PG.
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Heritage Month: ABQ Balloon Park Drive-In Film Screening: La Bamba

Gates open at 6:30 pm
RV parking lot of the International Balloon Museum at Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park, 9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE,

For ticketing information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.balloonparkdrive.in. Ticket prices listed on this site are per car, rather than per patron.

As part of this year’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the Balloon Park Drive-In will screen a series of four films highlighting Hispanic/Latinx history, culture, and contributions. 

Luis Valdez‘ La Bamba is the story of Los Angeles teenager Ritchie Valens (Lou Diamond Phillips) who becomes an overnight rock ‘n’ roll success in 1958, thanks to a love ballad called “Donna” that he wrote for his girlfriend (Danielle von Zerneck) whose parents didn’t want her to date a Latino boy. But as his star rises, Valens has conflicts with his jealous brother, Bob (Esai Morales), and becomes haunted by a recurring nightmare of a plane crash just as he begins his first national tour alongside Buddy Holly (Marshall Crenshaw). Directed by Luis Valdez. 1987; English; 109 minutes; rated PG-13.

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Film: Contemporáneos en línea: La reconquista/The Reconquest

8 pm (available for 48 hours)
Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/institutocervantes

Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque presents Contemporáneos en línea, an online showcase of recent work by young, independent Spanish filmmakers. The program brings together two feature films and two documentaries, demonstrating the creative coexistence of these genres in contemporary cinematography. It is presented in collaboration with the National Hispanic Cultural Center as part of the Bank of America Free Film Series.

In La reconquista, Manuela and Olmo find each other again in a future they promised each other 15 years earlier, when they were teenagers and first fell in love. Based on this romantic premise, La Reconquista is a film in search of time—about the consciousness of time, about lost time and recovered time, about what we remember and don’t remember about ourselves, and about the words, gestures, and feelings to which we remain faithful because they define and challenge us in the present, the past, and the future. 2016; directed by Jonás Trueba; Spanish with English subtitles; 103 minutes; rated PG-13.

Free Event

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Hispanic Heritage Month: ABQ Balloon Park Drive-In Film Screening: Disney/Pixar Coco

Gates open at 6:30 pm
RV parking lot of the International Balloon Museum at Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park, 9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE,

For ticketing information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.balloonparkdrive.in. Ticket prices listed on this site are per car, rather than per patron.

As part of this year’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the Balloon Park Drive-In will screen a series of four films highlighting Hispanic/Latinx history, culture, and contributions.

When aspiring 12-year-old musician Miguel is accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead, an unexpected friend helps him uncover the mysteries behind his family’s stories and traditions. Disney/Pixar’s award-winning tale of family, fun, and adventure is inspired by the Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos, and has been praised for its animation, voice acting, music, emotional story, and respect for Mexican culture. The voice cast stars Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguía, and Edward James Olmos. Coco was chosen by the National Board of Review as the Best Animated Film of 2017, and won two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Film and several other prestigious awards. It is the first film with a nine-figure budget to feature an all-Latino principal cast. 2017; directed by Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina; 105 minutes; rated PG.

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Film: Contemporáneos en línea: Los demás días/All the Other Days

8 pm (available for 48 hours)
Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/institutocervantes

Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque presents Contemporáneos en línea, an online showcase of recent work by young, independent Spanish filmmakers. The program brings together two feature films and two documentaries, demonstrating the creative coexistence of these genres in contemporary cinematography. It is presented in collaboration with the National Hispanic Cultural Center as part of the Bank of America Free Film Series.

The documentary Los demás días follows the work of Dr. Pablo Iglesias, a palliative care physician at the Madrid Health Service, who provides specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. We get to know him, the professionals who work closely with him, and his patients—sharing their doubts and convictions, their fears and illusions, as he tries to relieve their physical pain and accompany them on the delicate emotional journey that marks the end of their lives. 2017; directed by Carlos Agulló; Spanish with English subtitles; 95 minutes; rated PG-13.

Free Event

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Heritage Month: ABQ Balloon Park Drive-In Film Screening: The Milagro Beanfield War

Gates open at 6:30 pm
RV parking lot of the International Balloon Museum at Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park, 9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE,

For ticketing information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.balloonparkdrive.in. Ticket prices listed on this site are per car, rather than per patron.

As part of this year’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the Balloon Park Drive-In will screen a series of four films highlighting Hispanic/Latinx history, culture, and contributions.

Robert Redford’s film The Milagro Beanfield War, based on John Nichols’ novel of the same name, deals with the complex relationship of history, ethnicity, and land and water rights and usage in the tiny, fictitious town of Milagro in northern New Mexico.  When impoverished farmer Joe Mondragón diverts water from the future site of a large, and lucrative, resort development to irrigate his small bean field, he sets off a chain reaction that threatens to erupt into a small war in this comedy of everyday people caught up in extraordinary circumstances.  Filmed in Truchas, NM, the quirky story with its infusion of magical realism and its colorful cast of characters features performances by Ruben Blades, Sonia Braga, Melanie Griffith, Christopher Walken, and Freddy Fender. 1988; English; 120 minutes; rated R (adult situations/language, violence).

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Film: Contemporáneos en línea: El mar nos mira de lejos/The Sea Looks at Us from Afar

8 pm (available for 48 hours)
Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/institutocervantes

Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque presents Contemporáneos en línea, an online showcase of recent work by young, independent Spanish filmmakers. The program brings together two feature films and two documentaries, demonstrating the creative coexistence of these genres in contemporary cinematography. It is presented in collaboration with the National Hispanic Cultural Center as part of the Bank of America Free Film Series.

El mar nos mira de lejos is based on the legend of an ancient and forgotten civilization, lying buried under vast dunes in southern Spain. For more than a century, archaeologists and adventurers have sought traces of its former inhabitants; today, only a few men, ignorant of the myths and romantic illusions surrounding the area and barely visible among the sands, live in this solitary place facing the sea. 2017; directed by Manuel Muñoz Rivas; Spanish with English subtitles; 93 minutes; rated G.

Free Event

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Film: Contemporáneos en línea: La mano invisible/The Invisible Hand

8 pm (available for 48 hours)
Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/institutocervantes

Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque presents Contemporáneos en línea, an online showcase of recent work by young, independent Spanish filmmakers. The program brings together two feature films and two documentaries, demonstrating the creative coexistence of these genres in contemporary cinematography. It is presented in collaboration with the National Hispanic Cultural Center as part of the Bank of America Free Film Series.

In La mano invisible, set in a bare industrial warehouse, a group of workers, including a bricklayer, a butcher, a dressmaker, a telemarketer, a waiter, a warehouse worker, a mechanic, an IT worker, and a cleaner, meet daily, mechanically doing and undoing their work with apparent normality. In front of them, dozens of spectators watch the spectacle from the darkness, while an obscure demiurge pulls the strings behind the scenes. 2017; directed by David Macián; Spanish with English subtitles; 80 minutes; rated R.

Free Event

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Film: Tódalas mulleres que coñezo

All events at the NHCC through April 9, 2020 have been cancelled / postponed.
Please call the NHCC at 505-246-2261 for more information.

7 pm

From the personal to the political, the experiences of diverse women speak of how masculinized and violent the streets still remain. In three insightful conversations with female friends, collaborators, and high school students, the director seeks a discourse on fear that is not frightening, a discourse on violence that is not violent—a tale of universal sisterhood. Presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

2018; Xiana do Teixeiro; Galician with English subtitles; 71 minutes; not rated.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

¡Baile! Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

All events at the NHCC through April 9, 2020 have been cancelled / postponed.
Please call the NHCC at 505-246-2261 for more information.

6 pm to 8:15 pm

6 pm to 7:15 pm—Beginning and Intermediate Class.
No experience is necessary to participate in this class.

7:15 pm to 8:15 pm—Advanced Class
In order to participate in this class, dancers must come to at least one 6 pm class and be familiar with the vocabulary and movement introduced in these classes.

Dance classes are taught by Larry Heard and Rueda 505 Friends.

There is no need to pre-register; just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, call 505-246-2261.

$5 to $10 per class (pay what you can)