1950s / 2nd Saturday at Casa San Ysidro
Casa San Ysidro invites our neighbors, partners, and the public to immerse ourselves in all things 1950s!
Free admission and programming at Casa San Ysidro from 1-4 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month. Visitors are invited to take self-paced tours of this historic property.
Casa San Ysidro
973 Old Church Road
Albuquerque, NM 87048
Made in Native America
Screenings and discussions with Native American filmmakers.
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
“Telling Our Stories through Film”
Moderator: James Lujan, Institute of American Indian Arts, Department of Cinematic Arts and Technology
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Sidney Freeland, Writer/Director (Navajo)
Set on desolate stretch of the Navajo Nation, this coming of age story features the story of three young people: a college-bound, devout Christian; a rebellious and angry father-to-be; and a promiscuous but gorgeous transsexual, in their search for love and acceptance. (95 minutes)
12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Search for the World’s Best Indian Taco
Steven Judd, Writer/Director (Choctaw/Kiowa)
The whimsical story of a Choctaw grandfather who regales his grandson with tall tales about his lifelong quest for true love. (15 minutes) Film courtesy of Southern California Indian Center.
Razelle Benally, Director (Oglala Lakota/Navajo)
In 1863 New Mexico, a settler copes with the death of his wife amid skirmishes with a nearby Indian tribe. Winner of Best Narrative Film and Best Overall Film at the 2016 New Mexico Film Foundation Student Filmmaker Showcase. (9:15 minutes)
Echota Killsnight, Director (Northern Cheyenne/Cherokee)
A land owner discovers a suspicious trespasser on his property who claims to have buried a dead dog, but is it really a dog in the grave? Winner of Best Cinematography and Best Editing at the 2016 New Mexico Film Foundation Student Filmmaker Showcase. (14.32 minutes)
Big Sister Rug
Dwayne Joe, Director (Navajo/Hopi)
This documentary looks at the history and future of the world's largest hand-woven rug, the Big Sister Rug, housed on the Navajo reservation. Winner of a 2016 Student Production Award from the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. (15 minutes)
The short films program is presented in collaboration with the Institute of American Indian Arts, Department of Cinematic Arts and Technology.
Funding to support educational programs for "Hollywood Southwest" provided by: The Albuquerque Chapter of the Links, Incorporated
Admission to events are included with your paid admission to the Museum.