Film Screening: The Queen of Spain

Thursday Jan 24, 2019

1701 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4508
US

Phone: 246-2261
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Ages:

ALL-AGES!

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elizabeth miera

Phone: 5057244771
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A film about famous movie star Macarena Granada fleeing the glitz and glamour of '50s Hollywood to return to her roots in Spain, where she has signed on to star in an epic period-piece musical as Queen Isabella.

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In the second film in writer/director Trueba’s “now-franchise,” famous movie star Macarena Granada flees the glitz and glamour of 1950s Hollywood to return to her roots in Spain, where she has signed on to star in an epic period-piece musical as Queen Isabella.  In the previous film, The Girl of Your Dreams, Macarena and her collaborators were dealing with Naziism at a time when Spanish films were made in Germany; the sequel focuses on the filming of a Spanish-American film in 1956, when America had started to produce films in Spain with the blessing of dictator Francisco Franco.

Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series in partnership with Instituto Cervantes.

2016; Fernando Trueba; English; 128 minutes; not rated.

See also: Reel World

Queen of Hollywood

The second film in Spanish writer-director Fernando Trueba’s ongoing movie biz trilogy, The Queen of Spain, screens in the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Bank of America Theater (1701 Fourth Street SW) this Thursday, Jan. 24. Trueba’s previous film, 1998’s The Girl of Your Dreams, dealt with the Spanish film industry during the outset of World War II. Now it’s the ’50s, and famous movie star Macarena Granada (Penélope Cruz) opts to flee her life of Hollywood glitz and glamor to return to her roots in Spain, where she has signed on to star in an epic period-piece musical about the life of Queen Isabel. This comedy-drama was screened at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival and is presented in English and Spanish with English subtitles. The event starts at 7pm. Admission is free, but tickets need to be picked up starting one hour before showtime. For more info go to nhccnm.org/events.

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