By Devin D. O'Leary
The 6th Annual ¡Cinemagnifico! Latino Film Festival returns Sept. 5 through 9 to a number of venues around Albuquerque, including The Guild Cinema, KiMo Theatre, the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Bank of America Theater and the UNM Student Union Building Theater. The opening night film, screened on Wednesday, Sept. 5 in conjunction with the ¡Globalquerque! Cinema Series, is Killing Jesus. (See above listing for details.) On Thursday, Sept. 6 the festival presents the New Mexico Short Films Program starting at 7pm at KiMo Theatre (423 Central Ave. NW). A collection of amazing shorts from a selection of talented New Mexican filmmakers is featured. Tickets for this event are $5. A complete program of feature films from Argentina, Peru, Spain, Brazil, Venezuela, Guatemala, Chile and Mexico—all of them receiving their New Mexico premieres—continues throughout the weekend. The festival closes out on Sunday night with two Showcase Films screening at Guild Cinema (3405 Central Ave. NW). At 4pm is the dark family drama Segundo, about a 14-year-old boy learning to follow in the footsteps of his troubled artist father. At 6pm is El Último Traje/The Last Suit, a poignant comedy about a senior who plots his escape from a retirement home in Buenos Aires, so that he can return to Poland and reunite with the Christian friend who saved him from certain death in the Holocaust. Tickets for these films are $10 general admission and $8 students/seniors. For a complete listing of films, times and locations, go to cinemagnifico.com.