Film: Cortos en Femenino Film Series: Centrifugado

12 pm

Online screening will be available on the Cervantes Institute’s Vimeo channel for 48 hours, starting at 12 pm on Monday, December 14, 2020.
Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel Here

Free

Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque and the NHCC present the Cortos en femenino film series during the month of December, a month dedicated to cortometraje (short subjects) with “[ED+C] El día más corto”—the shortest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere. Designed by Trama, coordinator of women’s festivals in Spain, the series celebrates the talented female directors working in this format with screenings of four very different short films—two dramatic works, one documentary, and one montage.

A young man helps an old lady carry her laundry up to her house. Once inside, she seems reluctant to let him go. The environment in which everyday life goes on always has its lights and shadows, and appearances are often deceiving. Centrifugado, Mireia Noguera’s first film, is a dazzling demonstration of ellipsis and humanity.

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¡Globalquerque! Cross-Cultural Crossover Encore

2 pm

Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/AfroLatinJazzAlliance

Free

Join us December 4, 2020 for an ENCORE performance of the ¡Globalquerque! Cross-Cultural Crossover, presented in partnership with Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance as part of their La Paza @ Digital Village YouTube Series!  

The program features four past festival acts—Rahim AlHaj (Iraq), Nation Beat (Brazil/USA), Vivalda Ndula (Angola) and Nohe & Sus Santos (Honduras/New Mexico) collaborating on one another’s songs, deconstructing them and re-presenting them through a cross-cultural lens. Chats with the artists in between songs—where some of them were meeting face-to-face for the first time after recording together—give a glimpse at the process and all the emotions that went with it! 

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Virtual: Inside Yjastros

8 pm (MTS)
Virtual performance with a digital viewing pass.
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Link and password will be sent to you one hour before the premiere, providing 48 hours of access.

In 1999, Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company set forth on an artistic journey that would become America’s most distinctive flamenco project. This revolutionary performance entity combines the mosaic quality of the American repertory company with the authentic idiom of flamenco, creating a living archive of choreographic masterworks.

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Virtual Día de los Muertos Concert: Las Flores del Valle of Albuquerque

7 pm
Museum of International Folk Art Facebook page HERE

Every year the NHCC holds its annual Despedida (Farewell) to celebrate Día de los Muertos with music, poetry, and hands-on art at this time-honored community gathering. Unfortunately, with the current health restrictions, this year’s Despedida is another wonderful in-person event that has been canceled. We are going to miss our ofrendas around the NHCC campus, as well as the music, poetry, traditional hot chocolate mexicano, pan de muerto, and the opportunity to share our heartfelt memories with you, our familia.

But we can still celebrate, and we hope you will join our friends at the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) for a virtual Día de los Muertos concert featuring our friends Carol and Leila—Las Flores del Valle of Albuquerque.

Free community event

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Teatro Paraguas: Volver, Volver, Volver

7 pm (MTS)

Live via Zoom
Free with registration; suggested donation of $7. Register HERE 

Our friends and partners at Teatro Paraguas are presenting a live Zoom performance of Volver, Volver, Volver, a play by New Mexico playwright Leonard Madrid.  Both Teatro Paraguas and Leonard Madrid have collaborated on various projects with the NHCC’s Performing Arts program over the years.

In Volver, Volver, Volver, which premiered at the NHCC in 2009, a young man who led a fast and reckless life is called back from the dead by an unknown bruja in Portales, and finds the inner peace that eluded him in life.

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Film: LGTBI+ en línea: Eva menos Candela/Eva without Candela

12 pm (available for 48 hours)
Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel Here

Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque presents LGTBI+ en línea, an online showcase of short subjects, both feature films and documentaries, by Spanish, Colombian, and Mexican filmmakers showcasing the individuality and creativity demonstrated in the exploration of distinct sexual identities. It is presented in collaboration with the National Hispanic Cultural Center as part of the Bank of America Free Film Series.

Eva menos Candela, another short feature film by Ruth Caudeli, follows the filmmaker’s Porque no, shown as the opening film in this series. This film also deals with the lack of transparency in some lesbian relationships, as Eva and Candela come together two years after their relationship has ended.  While it appears that they have moved on with their lives, there is still unfinished business between them. 2018; Spanish with English subtitles; 18 minutes; not recommended for children under 12.

Free virtual community event

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Film: LGTBI+ en línea: Porque no/Why Not

8 pm (available for 48 hours)
Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel here

Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque presents LGTBI+ en línea, an online showcase of short subjects, both feature films and documentaries, by Spanish, Colombian, and Mexican filmmakers showcasing the individuality and creativity demonstrated in the exploration of distinct sexual identities. It is presented in collaboration with the National Hispanic Cultural Center as part of the Bank of America Free Film Series.

The first film in the series is Ruth Caudeli’s short feature film Porque no. As Victoria and Paula are on their way to a wedding outside Bogotá, an unfinished conversation unleashes feelings that they had thought were forgotten. 2016; Spanish with English subtitles; 13 minutes; not recommended for children under 12.

Free virtual community evert

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Virtual ¡Globalquerque! Cross-Cultural Crossover

7 pm
¡Globalquerque! Facebook page

¡Globalquerque is going virtual this year with a very special Cross-Cultural Crossover program on Wednesday, September 30th starting at 7pm on the ¡Globalquerque! Facebook page. We hope you will join us in celebrating this wonderful annual event. The virtual ¡Globalquerque! will feature four amazing performances from past festival acts. We are very excited to see Rahim  AlHaj from Iraq, Nation Beat from Brazil with New Orleans roots, Vivalda Ndula from the beautiful Angola & Nohe & Sus Santos from Honduras and our beloved New Mexico. They will be collaborating on one another’s songs, deconstructing them and re-presenting them through a cross-cultural lense. This is going to be fun!

Free Community Event

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