Vuelve la Vida

Friday Jun 28, 2013

1701 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4508

Phone: 246-2261
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How did a poor Mexican scuba diver marry a top American model?  What was she looking for when she drove from New York to Acapulco with her three-year-old son, and what happened to that boy, who grew up in a world that reminded him every day that he was a foreigner?  Directed by Carlos Hagerman and based on a legendary shark hunt in the late 1970s, this film introduces the Martínez Sidney family, reveals the secrets of their peculiar past, and provides a new and broader picture of the Mexican-American relationship.

2009; 72 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles.

See also: Reel World

Cinema Cinco

Reel World

The fifth edition of the Contemporary Mexican Cinema Film Series launches this Thursday, June 27. A collaboration between Instituto Cervantes, the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the Consulate of Mexico, this fantastic film series introduces audiences to the best in modern Latin American film. The series kicks off with the 2010 documentary Vuelve a la Vida, the story of a poor Mexican scuba diver who travels from Acapulco to New York City with dreams of marrying a top American model and capturing the ultimate shark. The series continues every Thursday until July 25, screening films like 2009’s Un Día Menos (the moving documentary account of an elderly couple and their philosophical solutions to everyday monotony) and 2011’s Donkeys (a poetic drama about a 10-year-old’s solo journey across remote southern Mexico in the ’40s). Screenings are free and open to the public. All films are in Spanish with English subtitles and will begin at 7 p.m. in the NHCC’s Bank of America Theatre (1701 Fourth Street SW).

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