Cinema from South of the Border--The Instituto Cervantes at the National Hispanic Cultural Center will present a feature from Argentina as part of its Cine en Construcción film series on Thursday, Oct. 26. The film’s director, Ana Katz, was recently named a winner of the “Cine en Construcción” prize at the Festival International del Cine de Donostia-San Sabastián in Spain. The film, El Juego de la Silla, deals with the return home to Argentina of Victor, who has spent several years in Canada. To make up for lost time, he organizes a series of gatherings and family rituals. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles. Following the film, a discussion will be held with Nicolás Tacconi, one of the stars of the film, and with Dr. Luisela Alvaray, a visiting professor at UNM. The screening will begin at 7 p.m. in the NHCC’s Wells Fargo Auditorium (located at 1701 Fourth Street NW). Admission is free and open to the public.
Politics in Pictures--On Saturday, Oct. 28, KUNM, UNM Defend Democracy Student Organization and Simple Change are sponsoring a special screening of Stealing America: Vote By Vote. The screening will take place at the KiMo Theatre in downtown Albuquerque at 7 p.m. The film is a feature-length documentary on the 2004 national elections by Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman. Fadiman will be in town to attend the screening and discuss the filmmaking process at a post-film Q&A session. Attorney John Boyd, who has been the chief litigator in election reform lawsuits and is featured in the film, will also participate in the discussion session. This event is a fundraiser for KUNM, and a $10 donation at the door is suggested.
Girls on Film--Local feminist/lesbian-positive performance/arts/music/culture group WIMIN (Women In Motion In New Mexico) is sponsoring a Halloween double-feature of classic horror flicks at the old Lobo Theater (3007 Central NE). The screening will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28. Tony Scott’s stylish (not to mention sexy) 1983 vampire flick The Hunger starts at 7 p.m. Robert Wise’s realistic 1963 ghost story The Haunting follows at 9 p.m. Afterward, use your ticket stub to get $1 off entrance to the Fire Family Halloween party up the street at Martini Grille. DJ Anita and DJ Boston will be spinning and there will be a midnight costume contest. Entrance to the party is $5 before 10 p.m. and $10 after.