The South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE), in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico, is bringing a series of classic Spanish-language films with The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. The series gets underway on Wednesday, July 30, with 1943’s Flor Silvestre, Dolores del Rio’s first Mexican film after her long career in Hollywood. The film, chronicling one young woman’s adventures during the Mexican Revolution, also features Mexican cinema icon Pedro Armendáriz. The next film is Wednesday, Aug. 6. Armendáriz and del Rio reunite for Bugambilia, about a charming girl looking for love under the watchful eye of a controlling father. On Wednesday, Aug. 13, del Rio and Armendáriz star in Las Abandonadas, about a young pregnant woman abandoned by her fiancé. Wednesday, Aug. 20, brings La Perla, in which a greedy foreign doctor conspires to fleece a rural family (Armendáriz and María Elena Marqués). The festival closes out on Wednesday, Aug. 27, with Pueblerina. In this 1949 drama, a recently released convict (Roberto Cañedo) tries to rebuild his life with a new bride (Columba Domínguez) but is stymied by a couple of corrupt local landowners. All films in the series start at 7pm. Admission is free and open to the public. The films are presented in Spanish with English subtitles.
Attention, filmmakers: This Friday, Aug. 1, is the final deadline to submit your films to the 6th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. At this point shorts cost $60 to submit, and features will set you back $100. Prizes (both juried and non-juried) will be awarded at this rapidly expanding and increasingly awesome local event. SFIFF will take place Oct. 15-19. You can enter your work through withoutabox.com, filmfreeway.com or filmfestivallife.com.
Catch Fire at Nuclear Museum
There are so many family-friendly outdoor movie events this summer we can barely keep up with them all. On Saturday, Aug. 2, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History (601 Eubank SE) will present another Movie Under the Wings. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will screen under the airplanes in the museum’s Heritage Park. Doors open at 7:30pm; the film begins at dusk. Local food trucks will be on hand, and there will be a Hunger Games costume contest. The event is free with regular museum admission of $8 for adults and $7 for children, seniors and veterans. Active military are $6. For more info go to nuclearmuseum.org.
Little pink islands
The Albuquerque Museum is hosting a three-part series of films in conjunction with the continuing exhibition Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection. This month’s film is a documentary by acclaimed filmmakers Albert and David Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens). The 1987 film Islands showcases Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s project to surround 11 scrub-pine islands in Biscayne Bay, Fla., with 6.5 million square feet of bright pink fabric. The film chronicles the artists’ three-year struggle to bring their project to fruition. Islands will screen Wednesday, Aug. 6, starting at 11am. Admission is free. The Albuquerque Museum is located at 2000 Mountain NW.
Film Dramas in the Borderlands: Talk, Screenings and Book Signing at National Hispanic Cultural Center
A. Gabriel Meléndez discusses and signs his book Hidden Chicano Cinema: Film Dramas in the Borderlands.
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