By Brendan Bilthock
Three For Free--The Cortes Femininos Film Series returns to the Bank of America Theater at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) on Thursday, March 30. Beginning at 7 p.m., a series of Spanish language (English subtitled) short films will be screened. Among the shorts in this outing are “Terrones,” “Las Hijas de Belen/Belen's Daughters” and “Di Algo/Say Something.” Admission is free and open to the public. For more info, log on to www.hccnm.org.
Free Enterprise: Five Year Mission Extended Edition
By Kurly Tlapoyawa
Back when I was a kid growing up in Colorado, my favorite time of year was winter. You see, unlike Albuquerque, winter in Pueblo always meant snow--assloads of it. Every morning, my mom would bundle me up in multiple layers of clothing and I would trek across the frozen tundra of my neighborhood to the park, where vast stretches of pristine, untouched powder lay before me. As humongous flakes fell from the sky, blurring my vision, I would stagger around for awhile and finally collapse in a heap, dragging myself forward and muttering, “Ben. ... Ben. ... Dagobah.” And wouldn't you know it, Obi Wan himself would appear to me and impart his Jedi wisdom, saying, “Get your ass home, drink some hot chocolate and watch cartoons, boy; it's freezing out here!”
Inner-city dramedy mixes historic neorealism with ghetto fabulous culture of today's gangsta lean scene
By Maxwell K. Lionidas
ATL is, in the truncated argot of both hip-hop performers and airport baggage handlers, slang for Atlanta. Used as the title of this new inner-city dramedy, it is as much an appellative declaration of geographic sympathy as it is an appeal to the streetism inherent in today's dominant youth culture.
Too good to be true?
By Brendan Bilthock
I've seen a lot of infomercials in my time, for products ranging from exercise equipment to popcorn makers, wrench sets to stereo systems. My level of fascination with these staples of late-night TV largely depends on how much bourbon I've guzzled that evening. Until now, though, I've never actually been tempted to pick up the phone and buy something.
The Week in Sloth
“Will & Grace” (KOB-4 7 p.m.) I don't normally watch this show. Not because I'm homophobic or anything. Cause, I'm not. It's just that the show is set in New York, and I really don't understand those people. But tonight, Britney Spears is a guest! I've been hot for her since I first saw her in that video where she wears the schoolgirl skirt. I was barely out of high school at the time, so it's not like I was a pervert or anything. I'm totally watching this tonight.
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Los albañiles/The Bricklayers at National Hispanic Cultural Center
Screening of a 1976 film as part of the Literatura en el Cine Mexicana series. Spanish with English subtitles.
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