SciFi BLAST-OFF 2023

Watch a science fiction film with us!

Monday, January 23, 6:00-9:00 PM

Reconnect with other Lobos and science fiction fans! The library will host a watch party of a sci-fi movie. We will screen Extra-Terrestres, a Spanish-language film (with English subtitles) by Puerto Rican director Carla Cavina that explores both astrophysics and family drama. It won the Best Feature Film award at the Puerto Rico Queer FilmFest. 

Join us in the Waters Room in Zimmerman Library for the film, popcorn, and great conversation guided by Professor Matthew David Goodwin from the UNM Department of Chicana & Chicano Studies.

Pre-registration with a UNM email address is strongly encouraged to reserve your space. 


Movie Poster

Poster for Extra Terrestres

What will we watch?

Extra-Terrestres is a genre-bending film that combines elements of interpersonal drama with science fiction. Noted for its accurate depiction the study of astronomy, this film follows Teresa, a vegetarian, lesbian, and astrophysicist, as she travels home to invite her conservative family to her wedding. However, things are complicated when she finds her family already facing a crisis with their poultry processing business. 

The running time is 1 hour, 50 minutes. The film is unrated. 

Powered by Kanopy!

Can't make it to our in-person event? You can access Extra-Terrestres using Kanopy. Anyone in UNM campus community can use Kanopy to watch movies either for class or just for fun. Check it out today.