Film: Violeta Went to Heaven (Chile)

Join us for pre-film Chilean music from 5:30 to 6:00, a talk about Chile with Dr. Carson Morris from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, and a cash bar in the Performing Arts Lobby from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
7:00 pm film screening

Andrés Wood’s Violeta Went to Heaven tells the story of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra, tracing her evolution from impoverished child to international sensation and Chile’s national hero, and interweaving key set pieces from Parra’s life to capture the swirling intensity of her inner contradictions, fallibilities, and passions. Loosely based on Ángel Parra’s memoirs of his mother, the film offers a multi-faceted and lyrical portrayal of an influential figure in world music and complex cultural icon of Chile’s history. Violeta Parra’s revival of Chilean traditional music galvanized a socially and politically committed pan-Latin American folk music movement—“nueva canción“—and became a reference for other Latin American artists committed to their national legacies.

2011; Spanish with English subtitles; 110 minutes; not rated.

Free community event

The Bank of America provides generous support for this film series

Robert Arellano, With a Special Introduction by Levi Romero

Secrets, Spies, and Spanish Rice: Six Decades of the Cuban-American Experience

Award-winning author Robert Arellano, With a Special Introduction by Levi Romero

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

October marks the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. For millions of Cubans exiled by the Revolution, it was the point of no return — time to settle in for a long embargado as immigrant Americanos. Join us for a multimedia presentation on la vida cubana-americana, a dance with one foot on the island and the other in the United States: three generations trying to keep in step with their cubanidad. Arellano will span six decades in 60 minutes while bringing this rich culture and complex history to life through stories, photographs, and a healthy dose of Latin jazz, offering you more than a few secretos sabrosos of the Cuban-American experience.

This is a free, ticketed event. Please register here.

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Explorar Las Artes: Early Childhood Bilingual Storytime

10:00 am

Listen to the rollicking story, Gazpacho for Nacho and then use your five senses to explore the tasty ingredients of gazpacho!

For children ages 3 to 5 and caregivers

Free. Register below.

This program generously supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Healthy Kids, Healthy Families.

Film: Extraterrestrial (Spain)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm pre-film entertainment and cash bar
7:00 pm film screening

When Julio wakes up in a strange apartment, his pleasure at realizing that he has spent the night with the beautiful Julia is complicated by the unexpected return of Julia’s boyfriend and the interference of a prying neighbor, as well as the discovery of a giant flying saucer hovering over the deserted city of Madrid and, possibly, the end of the world.

2011; directed by Nacho Vigalondo; English; 90 minutes; not rated.

Free community event

The Bank of America provides generous support for this film series

NM Jazz Latino Orchestra

8:00 pm

In their fifth performance at the NHCC, “Cuba Linda,” the New Mexico Jazz Latino Orchestra (NMJLO) honors the invaluable contributions of Cuban artists to the genres of Latin jazz and salsa. Their journey into the musical styles that have been introduced to the world by beloved Cuban legends begins with Latin jazz interpretations.

$25, $27 w/ $2 discount for NHCC Members

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Visual Arts Museum: First Sunday Free Admission

10 am to 4 pm

The first Sunday of every month the Visual Arts Museum is free to all New Mexico residents. During this time, visitors are encouraged to explore the NHCC’s Visual Arts Museum art exhibitions such as Aquí Estamos: New Selections from the Permanent CollectionTempo y Tiempo: 4 Photographers in New Mexico, and Fronteras del Futuro: Art in New Mexico and Beyond.