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New Mexico governor to receive ‘Hero’ Award during Las Cruces International Film Festival

Release Date: 31 Mar 2022
New Mexico governor to receive ‘Hero’ Award during Las Cruces International Film Festival

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will be in Las Cruces Thursday, March 3 to accept the Las Cruces International Film Festival’s “Hero” Award.

“Gov. Grisham is receiving this prestigious award for her tremendous support of the film and television industry,” said Ross Marks, director of the film festival and a New Mexico State University professor in the Creative Media Institute. “Under Gov. Grisham’s stewardship, the state of New Mexico, and particularly southern New Mexico, has experienced unprecedented growth and development in film and television production.”

The governor will appear with actor William H. Macy at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, prior to the screening of the Academy Award-winning film “Fargo” at the Allen Theatres’ Cineport 10. Grisham will later receive her “Hero” Award presented by NMSU Chancellor Dan Arvizu at the LCIFF VIP Party from 9-11 p.m. at Allen Theatres Cineport 10.

A 12th generation New Mexican, Grisham is the 32nd governor of the state of New Mexico and the first Democratic Latina to be elected governor in U.S. history. She previously served three terms in Congress, representing New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District.

Past recipients of the LCIFF “Hero” Award include actor and humanitarian Edward James Olmos, former U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D- Las Cruces, Irene Oliver Lewis, a Las Cruces community member and former city councilor Greg Smith.

Tickets to the festival are available from the Las Cruces International Film Festival website. VIP passes are $150, all-access passes are $75, day passes are $25 and passes to Macy’s celebrity screening are $25. For more information, contact Marks at

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