Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage
Tuesday, August 4 at 7 p.m.
Explore a warm and revealing portrait of the charismatic, groundbreaking actor’s journey from his native Puerto Rico to the creative hotbed of 1960s New York City, to prominence on Broadway and in Hollywood. Filled with passion, determination and joy, Juliá’s brilliant and daring career was tragically cut short by his untimely death 25 years ago, at age 54.
Raúl Juliá wasn’t just an actor; he was also a singer, an activist, a loving father and he was always a consummate artist.
The man who would become Gomez Addams for millions of fans around the world enjoyed a storied career before putting on the pinstriped suit that would make him famous. Raúl Juliá wasn’t just an actor; he was also a singer, an activist, a loving father, and by the accounts of everyone interviewed in “Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage,” a special co-presentation of “VOCES” and “American Masters” on PBS, he was always a consummate artist.
N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear
Tuesday, August 11 at 7 p.m.
NMPBS and Embudo Valley Library Co-host a free screening of this American Masters Documentary Delve into the enigmatic life and mind of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet N. Scott Momaday, best known for “House Made of Dawn” and a formative voice of the Native American Renaissance in art and literature.
Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin
Tuesday, August 18 at 7 p.m.
NMPBS and Embudo Valley Library Co-host a free screening of this American Masters Documentary. Explore the remarkable life and legacy of late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin whose groundbreaking work, including “The Left Hand of Darkness,” transformed American literature by bringing science fiction into the literary mainstream.
The Stories Of Rudolfo Anaya
Tuesday, August 25 at 7 p.m.
A free screening Hosted by NMPBS and Embudo Valley Library.
Myth-maker, magician, grandfather and guru of Chicano literature author Rudolfo Anaya is best known for introducing readers to the unique landscapes and characters of New Mexico, reawakening traditions and defying stereo-types of the Mexican American experience. He published his first novel in 1972, a coming of age story set in rural New Mexico about a boy cast into a spiritual world of contradictions and guided by a traditional healer or curandera named Ultima.
The book Bless Me Ultima put New Mexico on the literary map and gave birth to Anayas prolific writing career, which has included a steady and diverse flow of novels, short stories, mysteries, plays, epic poems, and childrens books. His work has earned him national honors, such as the1970 Premio Quinto Sol Literary Award and the 2003 Presidential Medal of Arts. Yet his affinity for la raza - the people - and la tierra - the land - have earned him an honorary place in the humble hearts of New Mexicans.