Film: Del corto al largo (y viceversa), Rodilla

12 pm (MST)

Available for 48 hours

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Several of Juanjo Giménez’ short subjects explore the world of soccer, and its emotional impact on fans. In Rodilla, a chance sighting of the legendary player Rodilla working as a cab driver leads a middle-aged man on a search for a missing trading card to settle childhood scores.

2009; Spanish with English subtitles; 16 minutes; not rated.

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Film: Del corto al largo (y viceversa), Marsella

12 pm (MST)

Available for 48 hours

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Belén Macías’ second feature film, Marsella, dramatizes a tug of war between two women, raising the question of who should have custody of a child—the struggling working-class biological mother unable to raise her “properly,” or the wealthy middle-class adoptive mother who can do so. Does having money give one a greater claim on motherhood?

2013; Spanish with English subtitles; 98 minutes; not rated.

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Film: Del corto al largo (y viceversa), Mala espina

12 pm (MST)

Available for 48 hours

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Belén Macías’ second feature film, Marsella, dramatizes a tug of war between two women, raising the question of who should have custody of a child—the struggling working-class biological mother unable to raise her “properly,” or the wealthy middle-class adoptive mother who can do so. Does having money give one a greater claim on motherhood?

2013; Spanish with English subtitles; 98 minutes; not rated.

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Film: Del corto al largo (y viceversa), Asamblea

12 pm (MST)
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Álex Montoya’s first feature film, an adaptation of the play La gente by Juli Disla and Jaume Pérez (who also wrote the screenplay for the film), is a comic look at the decision-making processes of assemblies formed as a result of political movements after 2011. In a last meeting before the summer, Josep wants to move forward on the approval of a plan, while respecting differing ideologies and allowing all members an opportunity to speak. The group’s attempt to reach a unanimous agreement challenges progressive notions of participation.

2019; Spanish with English subtitles; 75 minutes; not rated.

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Desde Mi Balcón / From My Balcony

Desde Mi Balcón / From My Balcony
Bosque Gallery outdoor exhibition space

The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Visual Arts Program, in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes of Albuquerque and the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D. C. presents “Desde Mi Balcón/From My Balcony,” a new exhibit on view April 8 through Sept. 10, 2021, in the Bosque Gallery outdoor exhibition space.

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Film: Del corto al largo (y viceversa), Lucas

12 pm (MST)
Available for 48 hours

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In Álex Montoya’s short film Lucas, a high school boy wanting to buy a motorcycle in order to impress a girl agrees to model for a photographer he met at the gym, but finds that things are not always what they seem.  Montoya’s short films, striking in their narrative efficiency, have enjoyed impressive circulation. In 2019, the director adapted Lucas into a feature film, still awaiting release as a result of the pandemic.

2013; Spanish with English subtitles; 28 minutes; not rated.

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Pioneras: Mujeres de Vanguardia/Pioneers: Women of the Avant-Garde, Después de… Atado y bien atado

12 pm (MST)
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The second part of the documentary Después de…, by Cecilia and José Juan Bartolomé, features politicians, professionals, and citizens from all walks of life as they express their opinions of the changes that have befallen Spain during the years of the country’s transition to democracy following the death of Francisco Franco. The outspokenness of some of these testimonies and the sense of tension that pervades the film caused its release to be held up until late 1983. Después de… places its directors in the vanguard of social documentarians who continue to play a critical role in Spanish cinema.

1979-1981; Spanish with English subtitles; 90 minutes; not rated

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Film: Pioneras: Mujeres de Vanguardia/Pioneers: Women of the Avant-Garde, Después de… No se os puede dejar solos

12 pm (MST)
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At the beginning of the Transition (la Transición—the Spanish transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975), a small group of filmmakers took to the streets to record the opinions of politicians and citizens regarding the country that was about to be formed. Today, this documentary by Cecilia and José Juan Bartolomé is a milestone in the history of Spanish cinema, compiling testimonies that allow us to understand the plurality of a young society as it thinks about its past and considers how to build its future.

1979-1981; Spanish with English subtitles; 90 minutes; not rated

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Film: Pioneras: Mujeres de Vanguardia/Pioneers: Women of the Avant-Garde, Función de noche

12 pm (MST)
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In Josefina Molina’s Función de noche, the actress Lola Herrera, performing nightly in Miguel Delibes’ play Cinco horas con Mario, comes to confound her own life with that of the character she plays. In the close confines of her dressing room, she and her former husband, actor Daniel Dicenta, engage in a cathartic conversation about their professional and personal lives.

1981; Spanish with English subtitles; 90 minutes; Rated PG13

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Film: Pioneras: Mujeres de Vanguardia/Pioneers: Women of the Avant-Garde, El crimen de Cuenca

12 pm (MST)
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Pilar Miró’s El crimen de Cuenca is an unsparing depiction of real events that took place in 1913 in the Spanish province of Cuenca.  When a shepherd mysteriously disappears, his companions, believed to be responsible for his murder, confess to the crime under torture and are condemned to prison, serving 11 years of an 18-year sentence.  After they are released, the man they supposedly killed turns up alive. The film was initially banned in Spain and the director brought before the military courts; when it was allowed to be shown in 1981, it became the highest-grossing Spanish film in the country up to that time.

1979; Spanish with English subtitles; 92 minutes; Rated R (18+)

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