The Broadway Prison Experiment
The Spanish Resource Center and the South Broadway Cultural Center present the third in a series of award-winning Spanish films this coming Thursday, April 10. Celda 211 by Daniel Monzón is the story of two men on different sides of a deadly prison riot. One is a young inmate leading the rebellion. The other is a young guard trapped by the revolt. The film received eight Goya Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress. The film screens in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free, and the show begins at 7pm in the NHCC’s Bank of America Theatre (1701 Fourth Street SW).
Closet Cinema, producers of the annual Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, have joined forces with the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico to create Albuquerque’s first transgender film festival. Transtastic! kicks off this Friday, April 4, with an opening night party at ArtBar (119 Gold SW). Mix and mingle with special guests and attendees amid DJs, drink specials and one-of-a-kind performances starting at 8pm. On Saturday, April 5, the film festival starts off at noon with the documentary Transvisible: The Bamby Salcedo Story, which relates the story of the iconic Latina activist and transgender spokesperson. Salcedo herself will be on hand to introduce the film. That will be followed by Too Cold Out There Without You (2pm), Open Up To Me (4:15pm) and Turning (6:15pm). Things wrap up at 8:15pm with the award-winning Israeli drama Melting Away. This film explores the life of Assaf (Hen Yanni), kicked out of his parents’ house for collecting women’s clothing. Years later Assaf’s parents hire a private detective to hunt him down. What they find is a beautiful transgender performer named Anna. With Anna’s father now dying, can the family make the journey to tolerance and acceptance before it’s too late? For complete descriptions of the films, go to swglff.com/transtastic2014. Full festival passes ($35) are on sale now at the Transgender Resource Center (120 Morningside NE). Individual tickets ($10) can be purchased at the Guild Cinema box office (3405 Central NE).