Schedule 2013/2014

September 25, 2013 7pm
KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue NW.
Albuquerque
THE GRADUATES/ LOS GRADUADOS BOYS HOUR

 

by Bernardo Ruiz
Two-part, bilingual documentary explores pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six Latino and Latina adolescents from across the United States, offering first-hand perspectives on the barriers they have to overcome in order to make their dreams come true.
“Boys” gives us three more teenagers who are just as distinct: Juan, a Dominican living in Lawrence, Massachusetts who was bullied as a gay teen until finding his own identity as a performer and writer; Eduardo from San Diego, who is steered away from the gang path when introduced to a special college prep organization that changes his outlook; and Gustavo, who came to America from Mexico to live in the very different environment of Georgia and whose dreams of college are blocked by his undocumented status.

October 30, 2013 7pm
KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue NW.
Albuquerque
THE GRADUATES/ LOS GRADUADOS GIRLS HOUR

by Bernardo Ruiz
“Girls” features Stephanie, a daughter of Salvadoran immigrants, who despite attending a tough public school on the South Side of Chicago, fights through the distractions and worries about violence to become a good student, outspoken activist, and volunteer; Chastity, a Bronx teen whose family has become homeless but uses writing as a means of escape while keeping her eyes on the prize — college; and Darlene, a Tulsa student who dropped out of school after becoming pregnant and has to play catch-up when she dives back into her studies, all while trying to make a good future for her son.

November 20, 2013 7pm
KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue NW.
Albuquerque
THE STATE OF ARIZONA

by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini
The divisive battle over illegal immigration in Arizona that came to a head with Senate Bill 1070 frames this tense documentary that tracks multiple perspectives – activists, politicians, Latino immigrants, controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio, ranchers, and others – as America eyes the results.

January 29, 2014 7pm
KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue NW.
Albuquerque
LAS MARTHAS

by Cristina Ibarra
In the lingering aftermath of the U.S.-Mexico War, the border town of Laredo, Texas created an annual debutante ball unlike any other. Las Marthas follows two Mexican American girls carrying this gilded tradition on their shoulders during a time of economic uncertainty and tension over immigration.

February 26, 2014 7pm
KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue NW.
Albuquerque
THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI

by Bill Siegel
The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers the famed boxer’s toughest bout of all: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali’s exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.

March 26, 2014 7pm
KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue NW.
Albuquerque
INVISIBLE CHILDREN

by Kevin McDonald
They’re the invisible victims of our country’s prison system, the children of incarcerated parents. Watch “Invisible Children,” and see the challenges they face, how they cope with losing a parent to prison, and their courageous struggle to overcome their parents’ example. Hear their story, in their words, and find out what’s being done to bring them into the light.

April 23, 2014 7pm
KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue NW.
Albuquerque
MEDORA

by Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart
Medora, Indiana is a once-booming community beset by a crippled economy and a dwindling population. This documentary follows the town’s down-but-not-out varsity basketball team over a season, capturing the players’ stories on and off the court – as the team’s struggle to compete parallels the town’s fight for survival.

May 21, 2014 7pm
KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue NW.
Albuquerque
THE NEW BLACK

by Yoruba Richen
Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, The New Black takes viewers into the pews, the streets, and kitchen tables as it looks at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue. Part of the Women and Girls Lead campaign.

June 18, 2014 7pm
KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue NW.
Albuquerque
THE SANDIAS

by Michael Kamins
Just east of Albuquerque, the Sandia Mountains rise majestically out of the land. There is perhaps no other American place so dominated by a natural icon. Endlessly beautiful, awe inspiring, ever changing and timeless, the Sandias leave an indelible mark.

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