The Associated Students of University of New Mexico’s (ASUNM) Southwest Film Center has plans to show a variety of films in partnership with organizations inside and outside of UNM, including El Centro de la Raza, The New Mexico Department of Health and more.

ASUNM’s Southwest Film Center is a student-led organization dedicated to bringing UNM students the best arthouse, experimental, foreign, cult and independent cinema. SWFC is well-known for showing low-cost films weekly and their critically acclaimed Cherry Reel Student Film Festival.

ASUNM SWFC has previously partnered with African American Student Services in showing The Last Black Man in San Francisco. For the rest of the semester, ASUNM SWFC will be partnering with different organizations within UNM’s campus and outside of it.

In partnership with El Centro de la Raza, SWFC will be showing Children of Men on the weekend of Sept. 13 to Sept. 15.  The Children of Men is a futuristic film where for unknown reasons, no child has been born for 18 years. The showings on Sept. 13 and 14 will be at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The showings on Sept. 15 will be at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.


Additionally, on the Friday Sept. 13 showing, SWFC will be showing a short student film called “Extraños” by Chicano Chicana Studies major, Carolina Bucheli.

ASUNM SWFC will also be showing free special screenings of two films, VAPE, a documentary on the use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. VAPE explores the potential health defects and exceedingly widespread use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers among young people.

VAPE will be shown in partnership with The New Mexico Department of Health, Family Health Bureau, The City of Albuquerque/Family and Community Services Department, SafeTeen New Mexico, NM Department of Health Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program, UNM Campus Office of Substance Abuse and Prevention, New Mexico Heart Institute, New Mexico Public Education Department, State Farm Insurance, Cooperative Educational Services, NM School Boards Association and the NM Pediatric Society.

The showing will be on Sept. 16 at 5:30 p.m. This is a free public screening with a Q&A with the director after.


In partnership with Albuquerque Film and Music Experience, SWFC will be hosting Intimate Conversations with Tracy Reiner and Niel Giraldo on Sept. 27 in Keller Hall.

The 11 a.m. showing will feature an Intimate Conversation with Tracy Reiner. Reiner was born on July 7, 1965 in Albuquerque. As an actress, she is known for Die Hard (1988), A League of Their Own (1992) and Pretty Woman (1990).

The 2 p.m. showing will feature an Intimate Conversation with Neil Giraldo. Giraldo is an American musician, record producer, arranger and songwriter. He has preformed, written and produced for many artists including Rick Derringer, Pat Benatar, John Waite, Rick Springfield, Kenny Loggins, Steve Forbert, The Del-Lords, Scott Kempner and Beth Hart.

There will be free student tickets while they last. Visit Albuquerque Film and Music Experience for tickets to Intimate Conversation with Tracy Reiner and Neil Giraldo

Tickets can be bought at the door. Students are $3, staff and faculty are $4, and the general public is $5. SWFC also offers semester passes. Student semester passes are $15 and general semester pass are $20. All these prices are valid with a Lobo ID. The SWFC accepts cash only.

The SWFC is located on the lower level of UNM’s Student Union Building and shows films weekly. For the full schedule, visit Fall 2019 Schedule.