Humanity on the Move comes to the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Bank of America Theatre (1701 Fourth Street NW) on Thursday, Oct. 4. This traveling film series tells the stories of those displaced by war, violence and natural disasters who are seeking refuge and a new place to call home. Following families and individuals on their journeys from Syria to Europe and Central America to the US border, Humanity on the Move shines a light on the global struggle for safety and equal rights for refugees, migrants and displaced people through their own powerful stories. Starting at 7pm two short documentaries will screen at NHCC. “Los Comandos” follows an at-risk 16-year-old in violence-riddled El Salvador who finds refuge with a group of volunteer paramedics. But when one of her fellow volunteers is gunned down, she must decide whether to leave or risk her life to help others. “Towards the North” introduces audiences to Nelly and her daughter Joseline who have fled extreme gang violence in Honduras to find refuge further north. Both films are shown in Spanish with English subtitles and are rated PG. This is a free ticketed event. Tickets are available for pickup at the Bank of America Theatre box office starting one hour before showtime.
The Heritage Farm at ABQ Biopark is hosting its first-ever movie night. Grab a blanket or lawn chair and a cozy sweater and enjoy a screening of Disney’s Halloween cult fave Hocus Pocus out under the stars on Friday, Oct. 5. Gates open at 6:30 and the movie begins around 7:15pm. The 1993 supernatural comedy spins the yarn of three villainous (if silly) witches inadvertently resurrected by a teenager in Salem, Mass., on Halloween night. Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker star as the witchy Sanderson sisters. Food and drink are available for purchase, or you are free to bring your own family picnic to the farm. There are two levels of tickets available. “Black Cat” tickets ($5 kids, $10 adults) include general admission and free glow glasses. “Sanderson Sisters” tickets ($10 to $15) include admission, glow glasses and an entry into a drawing to win some great prizes (including a family four-pack to River of Lights, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Tasmanian devil exhibit and tickets to the Harvest Festival). Tickets are only available online. To prepurchase them, go to holdmyticket.com.
Albuquerque’s Central and Unser Library (8081 Central Ave. NW) gets into the spirit of Halloween with a free family screening of the animated comedy Hotel Transylvania. It follows the adventures of single father Count Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) as he opens a hotel for monsters. The screening takes place Sunday, Oct. 7 from 1:30 to 3:30pm in the library’s Children’s Activity Room.