On Thursday, June 18, at 7pm the National Hispanic Cultural Center will present a free screening of the contemporary Mexican film LuTo. This romantic drama, directed by Katrina Medina Mora, is described as “a portrait of a relationship in the process of irreversible deterioration.” Luisa and Tomás (Patricia Garza, Juan Pablo Campa) are a typical modern couple who have fallen in love and have moved in together, but soon realize they have nothing left to say to one another. The film will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free, but tickets need to be picked up at the Bank of America Theatre box office (1701 Fourth Street SW) one hour prior to showtime. For more info go to nationalhispaniccenter.org.
Grease is the word
Song-and-dance lovers have an opportunity to spend one of this year’s “Summer Nights” with the 1978 musical favorite Grease. The Railyard Summer Movie Series will present the John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John hit at Santa Fe’s Railyard Performance Green (740 Cerrillos Rd.) this Friday, June 19, starting around 8pm. This walk-in movie experience is sponsored by the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. Blankets and picnics are welcome, but alcohol and umbrellas are forbidden. Admission is free, but if you register for reservations (at ampconcerts.org), you’ll qualify for a special prize drawing the night of the show. You’ll also get updates if there are any schedule changes (due to weather or whatever). The Railyard Summer Movie Series runs now through Aug. 28. For more info go to railyardsantafe.com.
Movies Under the Wings returns to the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History this weekend. On Saturday, June 20, under the airplanes in Heritage Park (601 Eubank SE), the museum will screen the 1985 sci-fi comedy Back to the Future starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson. Doors open at 7:30pm. The movie will begin at dusk. Fun, family-friendly activities are scheduled before the film starts, and local food trucks will be on hand. Outdoor chairs are welcome, but dogs (other than the service kind) are asked to stay home. The event is free with regular museum admission (which runs $12 adult admission, $10 resident adult admission, $8 resident youth or senior admission and $7 active military admission). This is a special, fundraising event that is not covered by museum memberships or other passes. You can purchase tickets in advance by going to nuclearmuseum.org.
The South Broadway Cultural Center will be presenting a Summer Youth Film Program this year. Classes will take place between July 13 and 24. During the two-week class, high-school-aged students will learn camera use, directing, storyboard development, film editing and acting. These classes are free, but there is a 20-student limit. If you’ve got teenagers who are interested, call 848-1320 to sign up, or email Maria Elwan, events coordinator, at email@example.com. The South Broadway Cultural Center is located at 1025 Broadway SE.