Noche de Familia: Encanto

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

Holiday fun for the entire family! Decorate ornaments and craft luminarias, while enjoying music, hot chocolate, and biscochitos. Then, enjoy a free screening of Encanto at 7:00 pm!

Walt Disney Pictures; Directors; Jared Bush, Byron Howard, and Castro Smith; 2021; 99 minutes; PG

Free Community Event. Please register here or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance.

This program is generously supported by Bank of America and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico.

Día de los Muertos: Catrina en el Museo

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Please join us for screenings of short films from Mexico, a cash bar, and a live Catrina en el Museo styled by BBLex Productions. Participate in our community ofrenda while you celebrate Día de los Muertos at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Special thanks to the Consul de Mexico for their support of this event.

Free Community Event. Please register here or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance.

NHCC Signature Event: Hector Galán Director Talk and Screening

5:30 pm- Pre-film reception in Salón Ortega
7:00 pm- Screening begins in the Albuquerque Journal Theatre

Join us as we celebrate Hector Galán, the first documentary filmmaker to be inducted into the prestigious Texas Film Hall of Fame, to cap off our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration! Galán will be hosting a director’s talk and screening of his documentary Chicano! History of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement. 

Free Community Event, sponsored by United Way. Please register here or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance.

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Noche de Familia

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us at the Center for an evening of Halloween fun for the whole family! Our Noche de Familia will feature trick-or-treating, artmaking, music, and a free screening of Coco at 7:00 pm. The screening is on a first come first served seating. Please arrive early to guarantee a seat.

Free family event. Register in advance below.

This program generously supported by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico’s Healthy Kids, Healthy Families and Bank of America.

Film: Bless Me, Ultima

7:00 pm

Rudolfo Anaya’s beloved and iconic Bless Me, Ultima returns to the NHCC with Carl Franklin’s screen adaptation in partnership with the English department of the University of New Mexico. Bless Me, Ultima is set in the 1940s in rural New Mexico, and tells the story of a young boy and the mysterious healer who opens his eyes to the wonders of the spiritual realm. As the entire world is plunged into war and Antonio Marez grapples with the harsh realities all around him, his life is forever changed by the sudden arrival of Ultima, a curandera who inspires him to see the world from a new perspective.

2011; Carl Franklin; English; 102 minutes; rated PG-13.

Reception at 6:00 pm & Pre-film Talk by Dr. Gabriel Meléndez at 6:30 pm.

Free ticketed event. Please make a reservation here, or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance.

The Bank of America provides generous support for this film series.

¡Globalquerque!: International Cinema Series: Zombi Child

7:00 pm

Zombi Child is a 2019 French drama film directed by Bertrand Bonello. It is based on the account of the life of a supposed zombified man in Haiti, Clairvius Narcisse. It was screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

2019; Written and Directed by Bertrand Bonello; 103 min; French with English subtitles, not rated

Free community event. Please register in advance here:

¡Globalquerque!: Free Global Fiesta

10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Join us for a fun-filled international journey packed with educational workshops, inter-activities, film, panels, food demos, performances, and much more – with offerings for all ages! – created in collaboration with the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Department of Education! There will be interactive art activities inspired by the music and global cultures visiting the festival to multilingual poetry readings to International Dance Lessons to the NY International Children’s Film Festival Viva Kids Flicks to International Food Demo & Tasting to a presentation on New Mexican History Through New Mexican Traditional Music to workshops from visiting artists from Haiti, Israel, Taos Pueblo, and Malawi and so much more! The ¡Globalquerque! Free Gobal Fiesta is a day filled with exploration and discovery for all ages!

This community event is free, but ticketed.

Please register in advance HERE.

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¡Cine Magnifico! & ¡Globalquerque!: ¡NYICFF Kid Flicks!

11:00 a.m.

¡NYICFF Kid Flicks! celebrates the best Spanish-language short films from around the globe. This program includes seven short films for children.

Free Community Event

Presented as part of the free ¡Globalquerque! Global Fiesta and International Cinema Series

Note: Tickets for this and other Cine Magnifico showings will be available at the door one hour prior to the screening.

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¡Globalquerque!: International Cinema Series: Sojourns–Episode One: PUULUUP (Estonia/USA)

12:30 pm

“We draw inspiration from Vormsi nights, trams in November, junkies in love, criminals from Odessa and Antonio Vivaldi.” Indeed.

Travel to Estonia and Finland for the first episode of the documentary series ¡Globalquerque! Sojourns: Puuluup! Visit with Ramo Teder and Marko Veisson, a/k/a Puuluup, one of the most delightful and original music discoveries we have come across. Hang out, cook, longboard, shop, drink, record and more with Ramo and Marko and families and friends! Oh! And there will be music, too!

2021; Directed by Tom Frouge; 64 min; Estonia/English, not rated

Free community event. Please register in advance here:

¡Globalquerque!: International Cinema Series: The Earth Is Blue as an Orange

7:00 pm

Single mother Hanna and her four children live in the front-line war zone of Donbas, Ukraine. While the outside world is made up of bombings and chaos, the family is managing to keep their home as a safe haven, full of life and full of light. Every member of the family has a passion for cinema, motivating them to shoot a film inspired by their own life during a time of war. The creative process raises the question of what kind of power the magical world of cinema could have during times of disaster, and how to picture war through fiction. For Hanna and the children, transforming trauma into a work of art is the ultimate way to stay human.

2020; Written and Directed by Iryna Tsilyk; 74 min; Russian, Ukrainian with English subtitles, not rated

Free community event. Please register in advance here: