By Devin D. O’Leary
Will the Wolf Survive?
A screening of “Wolf: An Ancient Spirit Returns” will take place at the Lobo Theater (3007 Central NE) on Tuesday, Oct. 16, starting at 7 p.m. The 45-minute documentary, chronicling the return of the gray wolf to Yellowstone, won five Emmy Awards and Best of Category at the EarthVision Environmental Film Festival. Defenders of Wildlife is showing the film as part of the nationally celebrated Wolf Awareness Week, which occurs Oct. 14-20 this year. The screening will be followed by a discussion of the Southwest’s own wolf population with Dave Parson, former lead biologist for the Mexican wolf recovery program, and Lisa Hummon, New Mexico outreach representative for Defenders of Wildlife. This screening/discussion is free and open to the public.
Latin American Art Explosion
Los Desaparecidos/The Disappeared is a multi-month, multimedia, multi-city event presenting exhibitions, films, lectures, readings, workshops, master classes and panel discussions with artists whose lives have been profoundly affected by the political upheavals in Latin America over the last 30 years. The Disappeared Collaborative Project officially launches Friday, Oct. 12, with an opening night lecture at the Lensic in Santa Fe. Other event sites include The Center for Contemporary Arts, The CCA Cinematheque, the College of Santa Fe, The Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, The Lannan Foundation, The Santa Fe Art Institute, SITE Santa Fe and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
In Albuquerque, the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) will join in by hosting the Restless Cinema (El Cine Inquieto) series Oct. 11 through Nov. 11. Opening week screenings include La Ciénaga, directed by Lucrecia Martel. This tense, moody film about wealthy, disconnected families vacationing at a rural Argentine estate will be presented on Thursday, Oct. 11. On Friday, Oct. 12, the NHCC will screen Los Muertos, a meditative portrait of a man returning to society after 20 years in prison. Argentine director Lisandro Alonso will be there in person to introduce the film. The weekend rounds out with the absurdist, Buenos Aires-set comedy The Magic Gloves on Saturday, Oct. 13. Director Martin Rejtman will be on hand for that screening. All films are presented in Spanish with English subtitles and begin at 7 p.m. in the NHCC’s Bank of America Theater. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, students and NHCC members. For a complete list of films in the Restless Cinema series, log on to www.nhcc.org.
Los Desaparecidos continues until January. The best way to figure out all the films and other events unfolding over the next few months is to log on to www.thedisappearedsantafe.org for a complete calendar of events.
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