A Place to Stand

Friday Nov 9, 2018

1025 Broadway Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4403
US

Phone: 848-1320
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

FREE


Contact:

Phone: 505-848-1320

In celebration of the film’s national and N.M. PBS broadcasts, a free public screening of the film is shown. Jimmy Santiago Baca is in attendance for a Q&A after the film.

In celebration of the film’s national and New Mexico PBS broadcasts, we are offering a free final public screening of the film to Albuquerque, where we made the film.  Jimmy Santiago Baca will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film. 

There will be a short introductory film, Conviction: From Prison Halls to Museum Walls about a local artist, Eric Christo Martinez.

“This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.”

Is it too late to turn your life around? For Jimmy Santiago Baca, it seemed every day was his point of no return. Before he could even learn to read, he was abandoned by family, swept into a life of crime, and shipped away to Arizona State Prison.

At every turn, Jimmy was alone, until one kind act changed how he saw the world, and himself.

A Place to Stand is the amazing true story of how Jimmy Santiago Baca - a man with seemingly no future - became a celebrated teacher, poet, novelist, and screenwriter.

Based on memoir of the same name, A Place to Stand takes viewers into Jimmy's past and present to uncover how the power of the written word lifted him from violence and pain that defined his early life. With powerful revelations from family, friends, and fellow inmates, as well as incredible insight into the early writings that first captured Jimmy's imagination, audiences learn why it's never too late to turn your life around - as long as you have a place to stand.

See also: Reel World

Stand and Deliver

A Place to Stand is a new documentary about New Mexico writer Jimmy Santiago Baca. Based on the memoir of the same name, the film recounts Baca’s life—from his childhood in an orphanage to his incarceration in prison as a young man to his transformation into an award-winning poet, novelist, screenwriter and teacher. In celebration of the film’s upcoming national television broadcast, New Mexico PBS is offering a free public screening of the film at the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE) on Friday, Nov. 9. Baca will be in attendance and will host a Q&A afterward. A short introductory film, “Conviction: From Prison Halls to Museum Walls” about local artist Eric Christo Martinez, screens before the feature. Doors open at 6:30pm. Film starts at 7pm.

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