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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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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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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Premiere: Bless Me, Ultima Radio Broadcast

11 am
On Albuquerque’s Classical 95.5 KHFM and 98.7 WFMT-FM in Chicago

A live national broadcast of the world premiere performance of the opera Bless Me, Ultima, on Albuquerque’s Classical 95.5 KHFM and 98.7 WFMT-FM in Chicago, hosted by Valerie Martinez. Opera Southwest, along with the National Hispanic Cultural Center and San Jose’s Opera Cultura, is thrilled to have commissioned this work based on Rudolfo Anaya’s best-selling novel. The composer, Hector Armienta, worked with Mr. Anaya on the libretto, and the resulting production, which premiered at the NHCC in February of 2018, was an historic event.

Free community event

Maravilla 2020 “Una Noche en El Mundo Hispano”

5:30 pm
Be apart of the Best Virtual Gala of the year by logging on to www.maravillagala.com

This year’s Maravilla is about community, appreciation and love – sharing the rich and colorful Hispanic culture, as well as the 27 Spanish speaking countries across the globe. The program encompasses the cultural soul that is our jewel – the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

This year we are celebrating all 27 Spanish speaking countries. The Maravilla 2020 is the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation‘s annual fundraiser who’s contribution supports our mission to inspire connection to the preservation, promotion and advancement of all Hispanic people through experiences, art, culture, and humanities.

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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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