Governor Bill Richardson and
Robert Redford Announce “Milagro at
Los Luceros” Initiative
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New Mexico: Governor Bill Richardson
Robert Redford will collaborate on a
unique project called
“Milagro at Los Luceros.” The focus
will be on training programs in the
film, arts, and the environment
fields. Programs begin this spring
and include labs, workshops, and
discussions. They will operate
The State's Department of Cultural
Affairs, Film Office and Redford are
working together on the project.
Redford is an
acclaimed filmmaker and
“It’s extraordinary for a person the
caliber of Robert Redford to
collaborate with state government to
create a new kind of initiative that
will address film and film arts as
they relate to jobs and jobs
training,” said Governor Richardson.
“It’s a great gift from Robert Redford to the state of New Mexico.”
“I have always wanted to explore new
ways to enable underrepresented
voices- Native American and Hispanic
in particular- to tell their own
stories in their own ways on their
own turf,” said Mr. Redford. “I also
believe in arts as an economic
driver, and I look forward to
helping a new generation of
storytellers prove that with me and
with the state of New Mexico.”
The project headquarters will be in Los Luceros
which is on the National Registry of
Historic Places. The state's
Department of Cultural Affairs owns
and operates the
148-acre property. Its historic nature and integrity
are being preserved for cultural,
artistic, environmental, and
The name “Milagro at Los Luceros”
refers to “The Milagro Beanfield
War,” the 1988 film directed by Mr.
Redford. It was shot on location in
Truchas, New Mexico.
MILAGRO AT LOS LUCEROS
Programming Launch, April
Events will include:
Screenings of The Milagro
A low-rider parade celebrating the
An art contest to design the Milagro
and Fall, 2010
One-day story workshops
under the creative
Using themes of
Hispanic and African
A Screenwriter's Lab
and Native Intensive Lab
written for New Mexico
landscape and using
themes in Native,
Hispanic or magical
realism. Under the
Direction of Chris Eyre
Working with the
Screen Actors Guild (SAG) under the Creative
Direction of Robert Redford.
the first Actor's Lab designed
specifically for Native and Hispanic
actors. It will be used as a
national training model for diverse
One-day Audition Workshops
Held around the
state to develop and
Hosting creative thinkers and
leaders from inside and outside
the film industry to design a
marketing and distribution plan.
Visual Paradigm for the
Brain: The Camera as
Wexler discusses the
of native filmmakers
For those attending the
Native Showcase during
screenings and discussion programs
on the topics of science,
health and the environmental,
falling within the Los Luceros
mission and guidelines will also be
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