Free Film Festival: Golden Age of Mexican Cinema

March 19, 2013 by  
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See free movies from The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema at the KiMo Theatre in a new series in partnership with the Consulate of Mexico.

The Cine de la Época de Oro festival spotlights vintage Mexican movies – in Spanish with English subtitles – on three consecutive Thursdays starting on March 28, 2013. All films start at 7 pm at the KiMo Theatre.

The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema movie line-up is:

March 28:   Enamorada (Enamoured) starring María Félix, and Pedro Armendáriz, in a Mexican Revolution drama directed by Emilio ‘el Indio’ Fernández.

April 4:    Dos Tipos de Cuidado, or Two Dangerous Guys – I know some of those. The romantic comedy stars Pedro Infante and Jorge Negrete as two buddies who decide to give up womanizing when they fall in love with two ladies, but there are twists in the tale about the ladies they fall for, and so the fun begins.

April 11:   Teatro de Crimen (Theater of Crime) apparently offers a comedic twist on the Phantom of the Opera story, starring María Antonieta Pons and César del Campo, directed by Fernando Cortés.

Doors open 30 minutes before show time – take cash for the Kimo Theatre concessions.

The KiMo Theatre is located at 423 Central Avenue NW.

–Tania


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Free Movies: Books to the Big Screen

January 3, 2013 by  
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Albuquerque’s Books to the Big Screen free movie series celebrates books that have been adapted to film. I’m celebrating too as you don’t have to pay a cent to enjoy these film favorites.

The series runs through January 2013 in an initiative by Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Libraries, partnering with various screening locations including the Guild Cinema and the South Broadway Cultural Center.  There are movies here for adults and kids, starting on January 5.

The Books to the Big Screen free movies on the schedule at time of writing are:

    • January 5 at 12:30 pm  : Wise Blood directed by John Huston, based on the Flannery O’Connor novel, at  The Guild Cinema.
    • January 12 at 12:30 pm :  Watership Down based on the Richard Adams book, at The Guild Cinema.
    • January 12 at 2 pm : Charlotte’s Web from the children’s book by E.B. White, at the South Broadway Cultural Center’s John Lewis Theater.
    • January 19 at 11 am : Sense and Sensibility from the Jane Austen novel and starring Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman, at the Downtown Main Library on Copper.
    • January 26 at 11 am : Little Women based on the Louisa May Alcott classic and starring Winona Ryder, at the Downtown Main Library.
    • January 26 at 2 pm : Vertigo, the Alfred Hitchcock thriller starring James Stewart and Kim Novak, based on the French novel by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac, at the Special Collections Library on the corner of Central and Edith.

Admission is free – check out the Books to the Big Screen site for updates and more info.

–Tania

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Free Spanish Language Movies in February

February 8, 2012 by  
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A series of free Spanish language films this February 2012, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center offers so many great free events, I can barely keep up! It’s one of my favorite places to go in Albuquerque, with its beautiful exterior inspired by a Mayan pyramid. Especially when admission to certain events is totally free!

Let’s start with the February Thursday night free movie screenings. All these films are in Spanish language with English subtitles, and all start at 7 pm in the Bank of America Theatre.  Tickets are available at the NHCC one hour before the film starts.

Just turn up in time to get your free tickets, one hour before the films start at 7 pm.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is located at 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque.

–Tania

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Free Mexican Movie Series

October 4, 2011 by  
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A series of free Mexican movies, screening on Wednesday nights this October, 2011.

The Alma de México documentary film series runs on Wednesday evenings at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, exploring the ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica and the genesis of the Mexican people. I can’t think of a better place to watch it that at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, with its beautiful exterior inspired by a Mayan pyramid. Especially when admission is totally free!

Screenings start at 7 pm in the Wells Fargo Theatre, and the films in are in English language.

Here’s the free film series schedule for October:

While these films are in English, if you’re more interested in watching in Spanish language, contact the Mexican Consul on 4th Street about their screenings, at (505) 242-7566.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is located at 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque.

–Tania

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Free Mexican Movie Series

September 19, 2011 by  
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A series of free Mexican movies, screening on Wednesday nights from September 21 to October 19, 2011.

The Alma de México documentary film series runs for the next five Wednesday evenings at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, exploring the ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica and the genesis of the Mexican people. I can’t think of a better place to watch it that at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, with its beautiful exterior inspired by a Mayan pyramid. Especially when admission is totally free!

Screenings start at 7 pm in the Wells Fargo Theatre, and the films in are in English language.

Here’s the free film series schedule:

While these films are in English, if you’re more interested in watching in Spanish language, contact the Mexican Consul on 4th Street about their screenings, at (505) 242-7566.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is located at 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque.

–Tania

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Free Latin American Films

February 24, 2011 by  
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A series of free Spanish language movies from Latin America, screening on Thursday nights to March 10, 2011.

The Cine en Construcción or Cinema in Progress film series runs on Thursday evenings at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.  If you missed our earlier post on this, the remaining movies are all from Argentina, in Spanish with English subtitles. Screenings start at 7 pm in the Bank of America Theatre.  Admission is totally free!

The free film series line up:

The free film series is part of an initiative to promote independent films from Latin America, in a collaboration between the Instituto Cervantes of Albuquerque, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the San Sebastián Film Festival and Encuentros Cinemas d’Amerique Latine de Tulouse in France.

Bit of a mouthful, but shows that it’s definitely an international effort then! Enjoy!

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is located at 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque.

–Tania

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Free Movies: Books to the Big Screen Film Festival

January 4, 2011 by  
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See three free movies but collect your tickets first – seating is limited.

The Books to the Big Screen Film Festival is a new initiative by Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Libraries, and the Guild Cinema. The three free movies show on Saturdays during this January 2011, kicking off with the Shawshank Redemption on January 8. I love that film, starring the excellent Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.

Although admission is free, seating is of course limited, so pick up your free movie tickets at either the Albuquerque Main Library at 501 Copper Ave NW, or at The Guild Cinema box office. 

The Books to the Big Screen free movies are:

Those aged under 17 must be accompanied by an adult to gain admission to each of the above.

At time of writing, we know that the Library definitely still has tickets for all three movies. (The Cinema probably has too, I just haven’t had chance to call there.)

Movies screen at the Guild Cinema in Nob Hill, 3405 Central Avenue NE.

–Tania

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Free Film Series at National Hispanic Cultural Center

November 1, 2010 by  
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Free movies (and one night of free music and stories) explore the Jewish experience in Spanish-speaking countries in this ¡Celébrate! festival at the National Hispanic Cultural Center from November 3-10, 2010.

One of the free movies in the festival is a US premiere, a couple are award-winning films already, and another couple are followed by discussions with the movie director.

According to the ¡Celébrate! festival flyer, Slate Street Cafe is also joining in with two themed wine tastings ($18).

All events below take place in the NHCC Bank of America Theatre, and although admission is free these are ticketed events. 

***The booking links say that service charges apply to online booking, but I just went through a whole booking process and the options to collect tickets at the box office or print out myself were both free, and I didn’t come across any fees. It was a great big ZERO in the final charge box and they didn’t ask for my credit card details. Your mileage may vary – but I wouldn’t be put off by the line about service charges. See if you go through free too.

Reserve free movie tickets online at the links or from the National Hispanic Cultural Center Box Office, 1704 4th St SW (505) 724-4771.

–Tania

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Free Film Screening: Opera Aida October 23-24

October 21, 2010 by  
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Free movie tickets are still available to see Franco Zeffirelli’s production of Verdi’s Aida!

The KiMo Theatre free screenings of Aida are on October 23 and 24, 2010, as part of its new Opera in Cinema program.

The Franco Zeffirelli Teatro alla Scala’s production of Verdi’s popular opera Aida features more than 300 actors, singers and dancers, and apparently won a 13 minute ovation.

Free film tickets for Aida are available from the KiMo Theatre Ticket Office. We’ve confirmed that free tickets are still available at time of writing, although seats are of course limited.

Performance times are:

  • 7 pm on October 23, 2010
  • 2pm on October 24, 2010

It’s a 3 hour production so eat first! See a video clip of La Scala Opera – it looks amazing!

The opera Aida first premiered at the Cairo Opera House in 1871, and KiMo Theatre describes the plot of Aida as “filled with political intrigue, love, betrayal, passion, and vengeance.” So even though it’s nearly 140 years old, not much has changed. The story could appear on the front page of People Magazine even today….

–Tania

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Free Screening of Opera Aida October 23-24

October 11, 2010 by  
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See Franco Zeffirelli’s production of Verdi’s Aida free – tickets are limited and available from October 12, so book your free tickets fast!

The KiMo Theatre free screenings of Aida are on October 23 and 24, 2010, as part of its new Opera in Cinema program. So we’re giving a heads-up to Albuquerque opera lovers so you can reserve your tickets as soon as they’re available on Tuesday October 12!

The Franco Zeffirelli Teatro alla Scala’s production of Verdi’s popular opera Aida features more than 300 actors, singers and dancers, and apparently won a 13 minute ovation.

Free tickets for Aida are available from the KiMo Theatre Ticket Office begining Tuesday October 12, and as seats are limited, it’s better to reserve yours sooner rather than later.

Performance times are:

  • 7 pm on October 23, 2010
  • 2pm on October 24, 2010

The opera Aida first premiered at the Cairo Opera House in 1871, and KiMo Theatre describes the plot of Aida as “filled with political intrigue, love, betrayal, passion, and vengeance.” So even though it’s nearly 140 years old, not much has changed. The story could appear on the front page of People Magazine even today….

–Tania

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