The National Hispanic Cultural Center continues to show off some excellent examples of Contemporary Spanish Cinema with a screening of Primos (Cousinhood). This 2001 comedy out of Spain follows Diego (Quim Gutiérrez), who has been abandoned at the altar by his girlfriend, and ventures with his two cousins on a nostalgic trip back to the village where they used to vacation as children. The screening will be in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so you need to pick up tickets at the NHCC’s Bank of America Theater box office, starting one hour before showtime. The film will start screening at 7pm on Thursday, Nov. 21. The National Hispanic Cultural Center is located at 1701 Fourth Street SW.
Stone Age Climbing Gym will present a special benefit for Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Council with its screening of Exposure Vol. 1 this Thursday, Nov. 21. The event will take place starting at 7pm at KiMo Theatre. In this first installment of the Exposure series, documentary filmmakers follow professional climbers Dave Graham, Nalle Hukkataival, Matt Wilder, Cheyne Lempe, Mason Earle, Angie Payne and Cody Roth as they seek out and attempt to conquer some of the world’s most challenging boulders, mountains and traditional routes. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
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On Wednesday, Nov. 27, and Thursday, Nov. 28, Albuquerque will welcome its newest film festival. The International Uranium Film Festival was founded in Rio de Janeiro’s famous artists’ quarter in 2011. The aim of the festival is to inform the public, ideally from a neutral position, about nuclear power, uranium mining, nuclear weapons and the health effects of radioactivity. After its premiere in Rio, the Fest has traveled to cities in Portugal, Germany and India. Now radiation-dosed New Mexico dwellers have an opportunity to check it out with a special screening at the Guild Cinema. The two-day fest features a wide range of films—from serious documentaries about the expansion of nuclear power (The Atomic States of America) to a Russian romantic comedy shot inside real Russian nuclear power plants (Atomic Ivan). In all, 13 features, documentaries, and shorts will be screened. Several of the films’ directors will be in attendance. You can get $1 off advanced tickets at the Albuquerque Center for Peace & Justice (202 Harvard SE).
The newly formed New Mexico Film Foundation has partnered up with the recently opened Santa Fe branch of Daufenbach Camera to host an NM Film Industry Night. The event will take place Friday, Nov. 22, from 6 to 9pm at the Santa Fe Brewing Company Tasting Room (35 Fire Place). The hope is that New Mexico’s independent filmmakers will be able to get together, network a bit, talk some about the industry, share a few beers and get a glimpse at what Santa Fe’s newest camera rental house has to offer.
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