On Thursday, May 8, starting at 7pm, the National Hispanic Cultural Center will screen the award-winning Spanish film El Método. The down-and-dirty 2005 boardroom drama was nominated for five Goya Awards and walked away the Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor. El Método (The Method) takes its name from a mysterious human-resources strategy supposedly imported from the United States as a means of assessing a job applicant’s respective merits. The film is set during the IMF/World Bank Summit protests and explores just how far a group of seven driven candidates are willing go to land a high-level corporate position. It will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free, but you should get there early to secure seats. NHCC is located at 1701 Fourth Street SW.
The Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is looking for volunteers to join its annual screening committee. The committee starts meeting May 18 and will help choose what films will be shown at this year’s SWGLFF (scheduled for Oct. 10-19). If you feel you have the “taste, time and skills” to help shape this year’s festival, sign up now. Send your qualifications/interests and any pertinent questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indie Q in ABQ
Film!ABQ’s monthly “Indie Q” series returns to the KiMo Theatre (423 Central NW) on Wednesday, May 14. As always there will be a screening of local productions—from shorts to features to works-in-progress. It’s also a prime opportunity to meet-and-greet or to network with up-and-coming film and video makers in the greater Albuquerque area. Doors open at 6:30pm. Event starts at 7pm. Admission is free.
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