Spanish Contemporary Cinema: Arriya La Piedra at National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque
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Spanish Contemporary Cinema: Arriya La Piedra

Thursday Oct 24, 2013

1701 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4508

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Film about two rival families that threaten to have bad influences on the younger generation.

Arriya/La piedraThursday, October 24, 2013. 7:00 pm Bank of America TheatreFree ticketed event; tickets available one hour before showIn a small Basque border town, two families have a bet spanning generations to see whose horse or mule is better at pulling heavy rocks. Their conflict is set in a cruel environment of hatred, envy, revenge, and dirty tricks, threatening the next generation as three young lives are intertwined in a love triangle that began in childhood. Peru (Iban Garate) is dating María (Begoña Maestra), who battles against ossified traditions, and Jone (Sara Casasnovas) returns on vacation from school in Paris to complicate their relationship. In the atmosphere of narrow-mindedness and intolerance surrounding them, can they escape the endless, irrational feud from the past?  Spain, 2011; fiction; 101 minutes; Basque & Spanish with English subtitles. 

See also: Reel World

Hispanic cinema

Reel World

Instituto Cervantes, in collaboration with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, begins another series of contemporary Spanish films this Thursday, Oct. 24, and continuing through December 5. Every other Thursday, the NHCC’s Bank of America Theater will screen a modern, Spanish-language film from a variety of genres. All films will be subtitled in English and will start at 7pm. This Thursday, the film will be the 2011 drama Arriya (The Stone). Set in a small Basque border town, this film chronicles two families whose long-standing bet (over whose mule can lug a heavier rock) threatens to destroy a young love affair. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Tickets will be issued one hour prior to start time. For a complete schedule of films, go to

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