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SIN FRONTERAS FILM FESTIVAL 2017

Feb 24 to Feb 26
Friday to Sunday

FREE BUT SEATING IS LIMITED - ARRIVE EARLY!

The Sin Fronteras Film Festival is a student organized event devoted to films about Latin America and by Latin American filmmakers. Each year the festival is organized by a group of students from various departments who are members of SOLAS. The festival has been generously funded by a variety of UNM groups and academic departments, as well as several local businesses. Thanks to the time and money donated by various students, staff, faculty, and community members, 2015's festival is a COMPLETELY FREE event open to the UNM and greater Albuquerque community. NOTE:  Show up early to get a seat!  For more info & trailers to the movies please visit the SIN FRONTERAS WEBSITE!

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24 

7PM  DAUNA. LO QUE ILEVVA EL RIO (Gone with the river)  - "Dauna dared to be different. She faced the ancestral practices of her culture and she paid the price. She made decisions which made herself suffer and others as well. Without giving up before defeats and loses, these led her to reconcile and become part of a legend herself."  - Mario Crespo  [Dir. Mario Crespo - 104 m - 2015 - Venezuela] view a trailer

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25 

4:30PMCON MI CORAZON EN YAMBO (With my Heart in Yambo) - A documentary is about two young Restrepo brothers in Ecuador and the mystery of their disappearance by the Ecuadorian National Police.   [Dir. María Fernanda Restrepo - 136 min. - 2011 - Ecuador] view a trailer

7PM - NO MANCHES FRIDA - The story of Zequi, a recently released bank robber who goes to recover stolen money buried by his ditzy accomplice before going to jail. They return to the site only to find that Frida Kahlo High has built a gymnasium over the loot. To get the money, he poses as a substitute teacher for a school that can't seem to keep any teachers around. Zequi comes in ready to lay down the law- but he quickly finds out that life on the inside may have been easier to deal with than a school full of wild and rebellious teenagers. - Pantelion Films  [Dir. Nacho G. Velilla - 100 m - 2016 - USA] view a trailer

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26 

4:30PM - SUNU (Maize) - SUNÚ reveals how maize and everything it gives life to could be lost forever, and shares a generous tapestry of simple, heartfelt messages for the farmers of the world and the city dwellers who could lose the capability to make important choices unless they act soon.  [Dir. Teresa Camou - 80 min. - 2015 - México] view a trailer  **Please Join us after the film for a discussion with director Teresa Camou.

Teresa is a critically acclaimed filmmaker.  She directed and produced two short documentaries about issues related to Tarahumara communities and two short animated films “El Entierro” (2008) and “Tewe Chiva Nesero” (2007) which received honorable mention at the Chihuahua International Film Festival.  SUNÚ (2015) is her first feature film.  Teresa is passionate about teaching art at the Center for Education for the Blind (CEIAC).  She recently collaborated with blind artists and installed two art exhibitions, one of which strives to communicate to people what it’s like to be blind in Chihuahua.

7PM - NEON BULL - Iremar works at the "Vaquejadas", a rodeo in the North East of Brazil where two men on horseback try bring down a bull by grabbing its tail. It's dusty and back-breaking work, but Iremar is a natural vaqueiro feeding, prepping and taking care of the bulls. Home is the truck used to transport the animals from show to show which he shares with his coworkers; Galega, an exotic dancer, truck driver and mother to her spirited and cheeky daughter Cacá, and Zé, his rotund compadre in the bull pen. Together they form a makeshift but close-knit family. But Brazil and the Northeast are changing and the region's booming clothing industry has stirred new ambitions in Iremar. Swinging in his hammock in the back of the truck, his head is filled with dreams of pattern cutting, sequins and exquisite fabrics as he mentally assembles his latest sexy fashion designs.  [DIr. Gabriel Mascaro - 101m - 2015 - Brazil] view a trailer

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Babe

Feb 25 to Feb 26
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon ONLY!

Dir. Chris Noonan - 1995 - 92m - Mom's Matinee bring back a 90s classic!

Academy Award winner and Best Picture nominee! 

The inspirational, endearing and fun-filled tale of a shy Yorkshire piglet who doesn’t quite know his place in the world. But when Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell) wins him at the county fair, Babe discovers that he can be anything he wants to be –even an award-winning sheepdog! With the help of a delightful assortment of barnyard friends, the heroic little pig is headed for the challenge of his life.

“A terrific picture that takes a lot of risks and makes them all pay off in a charming story about a pig who fancies himself a sheepdog -- or sheep-pig.” - Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune

“It's a delight from start to finish that will captivate children and melt the heart of even the grumpiest adult.” - John Ferguson, Radio Times

“For children, the movie will play like a storybook come to life. Adults, at first, will marvel at the special effects and puppetry. But ultimately, they'll be won over by the nuances of a story that finds a fresh way to deliver a timeless message.” - Gary Dretzka, Chicago Tribune

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Alibi Midnight Madness Presents

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The Lure

Mar 3 to Mar 4
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Agnieszka Smoczynska - 2015 - 92m - Poland - In Polish with English subtitles - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS - $8 general / $6 students with i.d.s

DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF THE MIGHTY BUBONICON 49!

In this bold, genre-defying horror-musical mashup — the playful and confident debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska — a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters are drawn ashore in an alternate '80s Poland to explore the wonders and temptations of life on land. Their tantalizing siren songs and otherworldly aura make them overnight sensations as nightclub singers in the half-glam, half-decrepit fantasy world of Smoczynska's imagining. In a visceral twist on Hans Christian Andersen's original Little Mermaid tale, one sister falls for a human, and as the bonds of sisterhood are tested, the lines between love and survival get blurred. A savage coming-of-age fairytale with a catchy new-wave soundtrack, lavishly grimy sets, and outrageous musical numbers, The Lure explores its themes of sexuality, exploitation, and the compromises of adulthood with energy and originality.

“The freshest  lm I saw at Sundance this year . . . Nothing short of a stunning feature debut.” — LAURA KERN, FILM COMMENT

“Never less than arresting. There’s nothing else like it in the sea.” — GUY LODGE, VARIETY

“Imagine if Gaspar Noé and (the late) Andrzej ?u?awski collaborated on a remake of The Little Mermaid. Wholly original and ominously enchanting.” — DAVID EHRLICH, INDIEWIRE

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