¡Cine Magnífico! Albuquerque Latino Film Festival 2017 at Guild Cinema, Albuquerque
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¡Cine Magnífico! Albuquerque Latino Film Festival 2017

Sunday Sept 17, 2017

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3405 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: 255-1848
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Instituto Cervantes
Phone: 505-724-4777
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Films about emerging issues and topics affecting Hispanic-Latino cultures and landscapes in N.M. and beyond. Find a full list of films and venues online.

Instituto Cervantes is proud to present ¡Cine Magnífico! to the New Mexican community once again.

This festival has become an important event in our community – it marks a transition time between summer and autumn, when families are returning to the routine of the school year. These films provide inspiration as the aroma of roasting green chile lofts into the late summer air. These films remind us to savor the most subtle, elegant and profound aspects of our daily lives here in our beautiful communities of New Mexico, and to enjoy your time at the cinema.

Opening night has evolved into a lively community event on South 4th Street & Bridge Street, in the beautiful National Hispanic Cultural Center, with its iconic vaulted ceilings & stunning architecture. Families, academics, students, filmmakers, artists, community leaders and so many more all mingle about before the theater opens, holding beverages and food from the best restaurants in our community, cameras flashing. It has truly evolved into a beautiful event.

This year, our team has selected a lineup of films which perfectly illustrates enriching points of view about emerging issues and topics that shape the current Hispanic-Latino cultures and landscapes both here in New Mexico, and beyond. This years’ screenings will take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, UNM and the Guild Cinema. Central themes include immigration, children’s film, as well as New Mexico films. This year’s festival features films from Spain, Cuba, Argentina, Honduras, Chile, México, Venezuela, Brazil and USA.

¡Cine Magnífico!’s vision is to present the newest films by and about Latinos to promote our culture through film and enrich our local art community. We showcase a diverse set of films, from award-winning to local and up-and-coming filmmakers. We also offer year round film programming.

Thank you for supporting ¡Cine Magnífico! Enjoy the show!

For more information please go to the ¡Cine Magnífico! website http://cinemagnifico.com/  or call the Instituto Cervantes at 505-724-4777


Thursday, September 14th:

7:00 PM – El Ciudadano Ilustre @ The NHCC in partnership with Globalquerque. FREE

Friday, September 15th:

10:00 AM – Mi Mamá Lora / My Mom the Parrot (Argentina) @ The NHCC. FREE

6:00 PM – Somos Lengua (México) @ The Guild Cinema. FREE 7:00 PM – New Mexico Short Films Program @ The NHCC. $5

9:00 PM – Fiesta Latina at Rio Bravo Brewing Company with Reviva! Saturday,

September 16th:

11:00 AM – Voices Beyond the Wall (Honduras) @ The NHCC. $10

12:00 PM – Vidas con Sabor Documentary (Mexico) + Culinary Class @ The NHCC. $25

2:00 PM – Que Dios nos Perdone/May God Save Us (Spain) @ The Guild

4:15 PM – Esteban (Cuba) @ The Guild Cinema. $10

6:30 PM – El Jugador de Ajedrez/The Chess Player (Spain) @ The Guild Cinema. $10

Sunday, September 17th:

2:00 PM – Mala Junta/Bad Influence (Chile) @ The Guild Cinema

4:15 PM –Tamara (Venezuela) @ The Guild Cinema

6:30 PM – El Revenge (Brazil) @ The Guild Cinema

TBA Immigration Program @ UNM, Student Union Building. FREE


See also: Reel World

Magnificent Cinema

Reel World

¡Cine Magnífico!, Albuquerque’s 5th annual Latino Film Festival, returns Sept. 15 through 17 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) and Guild Cinema (3405 Central NE). The festival opens on Thursday (7pm) with the New Mexico premiere of Al Ciudadano Ilustre/The Distinguished Citizen, a black comedy about a writer in Spain who travels back to his small Argentine hometown after winning a Nobel Prize in literature. This opening night feature is free and open to the public. On Friday evening a block of New Mexico-made short films will be screened, including Holly Adams’ “Shadows of Waste,” Phillip Torres’ “Neighborhood Therapist,” Kody Dayish’s “Spared,” Alejandro Montoya’s “Leslie” and Ariana Eve Spencer’s “I Know a Place.” That starts at 7pm, and there will be an after-party at Rio Bravo Brewing Company (1912 Second Street NW) at 9pm. Saturday starts off at 11am with Voices Beyond the Wall—Twelve Love Poems from the Murder Capital of the World, a documentary about orphaned girls on the streets of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, who find their voices in poetry. Sunday’s closing night film (6:30pm) is the Brazilian comedy The Revenge. All tolled, there will be 11 features—many of them New Mexico premieres—and more than a dozen shorts screening throughout the weekend. General screening tickets cost $10 ($8 students and seniors). Full festival passes are available for $45. For a complete schedule of films and times, go to cinemagnifico.com.

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