Nasario Remembers the Río Puerco

Thursday Feb 22, 2018

1701 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4508
US

Phone: 246-2261
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

13+

Contact:

Maria Chavez

Phone: 505-246-2261
Website: Click to Visit

Documentary follows celebrated folklorist Nasario García wandering through landscape and memory amid the ghost towns of N.M.’s Río Puerco valley, reviving memories of his youth.

A new documentary follows celebrated folklorist Nasario García doing what he loves: wandering through landscape and memory amid the ghost towns of New Mexico’s Río Puerco valley, reviving recuerdos (memories) of his youth when the ranching villages thrived and viejitos (elders) told stories beside a river that once ran. Through interviews with Dr. García, oral histories, archival photos, and footage of the landscape, Nasario Remembers the Río Puerco poses the question: do ruins remember us? Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

Filmmaker Shebana Coelho and folklorist and author Nasario García will be present at the screenings of the film to discuss it with the audience.

2017; Shebana Coelho; English; 60 minutes; not rated.

 

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

See also: Reel World

Re-remember

The locally made, locally themed documentary Nasario Remembers the Río Puerco returns this Thursday, Feb. 22, with a screening at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW). Shebana Coelho’s film follows celebrated folklorist Nasario Garcia as he wanders through landscape and memory amid the ghost towns of New Mexico’s Río Puerco Valley, reviving recuerdos (memories) of his youth when the ranching villages thrived and viejitos (elders) told stories beside a river that once ran. Interviews, archival photos, oral histories and footage of the current-day landscape form the backbone of this doleful look back. This is a free ticketed event. Tickets can be picked up at the NHCC’s Bank of America Theatre one hour before showtime (7pm).

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