¡Globalquerque! 5th Annual International Cinema Series
Throughout September the National Hispanic Cultural Center becomes the home of the Free ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series as part of ¡Globalquerque!—New Mexico’s 14th Annual Celebration of World Music and Culture. The 7-film schedule includes three films that will be shown during the free Global Fiesta on September 22. The opening screening of “Killing Jesus” / “Matar a Jesús” is once again presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes, as the opening film of the annual ¡Cine Magnífico! Latino Film Festival.
The International Cinema Series is presented in partnership with National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Wednesday, September 5, 7 PM
“Killing Jesus” / “Matar a Jesús” (Colombia/Argentina, 2018)
NEW MEXICO PREMIERE!
Director: Laura Mora
Spanish with English subtitles; 99 minutes
Paula, a young Colombian student, witnesses the cold-blooded murder of her father. After facing the inefficiency of the police, she accidentally crosses paths with the hitman who did the job. Driven by her anger, frustration and pain, the choice of revenge seems to be the only possible reaction. But what if both of them are the victims of a violent and corrupt system? Inspired by true events.
Thursday, September 13, 7 PM
“Mustang” (Turkey, 2015)
Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Turkish with English subtitles; 97 minutes
Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters, who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them.
Thursday, September 20, 7 PM
“Clash” / اشتباك (Egypt, 2016)
Director: Mohamed Diab
Arabic with English subtitles; 97 minutes
Cairo, summer 2013, two years after the Arab Spring. After the destitution of President Morsi and a day of violent riots, dozens of demonstrators with diverse political and religious convictions are locked up in a patrol wagon. Well they be able to overcome their differences in order to escape?
Saturday, September 22, 12:45 PM
“Alma: Arte, Legado y Medio Ambiente” / “Spirit: Art, Legacy and Environment” (Spain, 2017)
Director: Víctor Hugo Espejo
A musical-visual journey to the remote area of La Ribeira Sacra of Galicia, Spain, where four musicians participated in an arts residency that allowed them to tune into the ancient forests and steep river canyons before performing to a live audience in a 12th century Benedictine Monastery.
ALMA is a mobile residency program that facilitates experiences for artists to co-create in direct connection with nature.
Saturday, September 22, 1:00 pm
“Hombre de Barro: Wapapura en el Amazonas” / “Man From Clay: Wapapura in the Amazon” (Spain, 2013)
Director: Rafael Kotcherha Campora
Follow the Wapapura crew on a journey into the Colombian Amazon rainforest to record with their mobile solar powered studio, the debut album of the Bogotá based trio, Hombre de Barro. Hombre de Barro is a trio made up of three musicians that are leaders in the movement to investigate, promote and reengage ancient musical styles from the Americas. They have also formed crucial roles in Colombian bands like Sidestepper, Curupira, Romperayo and Carlos Vives.
This recording journey came about by an invitation from the Puerto Nariño non-profit, Raices Vivas, that empowers indigenous youth through artistic expression and training in the use of multi-media technology.
Saturday, September 22, 2:00 PM
“Latcho Drom” / “Safe Journey” (France, 1993)
Director: Tony Gatlif
“Latcho Drom” (rom for “safe journey”) describes the travels, singing and dancing of Romany groups from Rajahstan (India), Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, France, and Spain. Some scenes are acted, but there is no dialogue or narration—only partial translation of some songs. The film illustrates the variety of conditions in which the Romany people live—earthbound nomads in the hot deserts of Asia, ironsmiths and abjectly poor tree-dwellers in the frozen plains of Eastern Europe, and craftspeople and traders in the hills and seasides of north Africa and western Europe. It also illustrates the similarities in travel habits, musical tones (spoons, open drums, and string-based rhythms) and song themes (celebration of travel and perceived rejection by sedentary locals).
Thursday, September 27, 7 PM
“Treeless Mountain” / “Namueopneun” (South Korea, 2008)
Director: So Yong Kim
Korean with English subtitles; 89 minutes
When their mother leaves them in order to find their estranged father, seven year-old Jin and her younger sister, Bin, are left to live with their aunt for the summer. With only a small piggy bank and their mother’s promise to return when it is full, the two young girls must acclimate to changes in their family life. Counting the days, and the coins, the two bright-eyed young girls eagerly anticipate their mother’s homecoming. But when the bank fills up, and their mother is still missing, the aunt decides she can no longer tend to the children. Taken to live on their grandparents’ farm, it is here that Jin comes to learn the importance of family bonds in this beautiful, meditative, and thought-provoking film.