We are thrilled to be able to screen this beautiful film about Nasario Garcia. Filmmaker Shebana Coelho will introduce the film and Nasario.
Returning to the ruins of a remote valley where he grew up, New Mexico folklorist Nasario García unearths memories of a time before the rains stopped, when the Hispanic villages flourished with stories of land, river, animals, magic and myth in Nasario Remembers the Rio Puerco.
After the screening (which will run for just under an hour), Nasario Garcia will sign his latest collection of short stories No More Bingo, Comadre!. It takes all kinds to populate Northern New Mexico, and this book has every one: from gypsies and gamblers to ranchers and criminals. Noted author Nasario García introduces us to some of these people and the challenges they face. The title character, Adelfa, flirts with the glamour of casinos and finds herself addicted to gambling. Sam "Spam" Austin, an inmate serving a long sentence for murder, is paroled, attends medical school, and becomes a doctor. The affable grandfather in "Yo Quiero Hacer un Lie 'Way," a hard-working and honorable rancher, stuns the proprietor of a mortuary with his request to put a coffin on layaway.
About the Author: Folklorist and native New Mexican Nasario García has published numerous books about Hispanic folklore and the oral history of northern New Mexico, including Hoe, Heaven, and Hell: My Boyhood in Rural New Mexico (UNM Press) and Grandpa Lolo's Navajo Saddle Blanket: La tilma de Abuelito Lolo (UNM Press). He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
View Trailer of the film here