Journey To The West: Capturing the Demons
Mar 7 to Mar 8
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!
Dir. Stephen Chow - 2014 - 110m - China - In Mandarin with English subtitles - an ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation! $8 general / $6 students - Door Prizes Courtesy of STRANGER FACTORY & BUBONICON 46
One of the undisputed Chinese masters of comedy, Stephen Chow (SHAOLIN SOCCER; KUNG FU HUSTLE) returns with an action-packed love story about competing demon hunters vying for the same conquests.
“A BONA-FIDE MASTERPIECE. Incredibly fun, powerfully meaningful and entirely unique. The triumphant end result of a virtuoso working at the absolute peak of his talents.” – Todd Gilchrist, The Wrap
“Beautifully done, entertaining as hell, grand entertainment. Full of whiz-bang special effects, amazing set pieces, and a metric ton of heart.” - Nordling, Ain’t It Cool News
“It’s kind of movie that helped me fall in love with Asian cinema. It's crazy, funny, sad, scary, wrong, light, chaotic and imaginative all at once. There's just nothing like it.” – Quint, Ain’t It Cool News
“Stephen Chow does it again!” – Fred Topel, Crave Online
“Outstandingly entertaining!” – Evan Saathoff, Badass Digest
“A sublime crowd-pleaser! Do not miss this undeniably fun and striking adventure-comedy masterwork!” – Kwenton Bellette, Twitch Film
Girl Rising - In Celebration of International Women's Day 2014!
Saturday 4:30, 7:30 ONLY!
Dir. Richard E. Robbins - 2013 - 101m - CO-PRESENTED BY AMINA, ABQ PEACE & JUSTICE CENTER, INTEL, RESULTS & UNM AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT OUR NEIGHBORS SLICE PARLOR - CASH OR CHECK ONLY!
From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.
"Illuminating and ultimately hopeful, despite the horrible circumstances depicted, "Girl Rising" stands as a testament to the power of information." - Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times
"More ambitious and effective at blunting cynicism than most consciousness-raising efforts." - Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
She Done Him Wrong
Mar 8 to Mar 9
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!
Dir. Lowell Sherman - 1933 - 66m - $5 General / $2 for ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB MEMBERS
AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB EVENT!
"I'm the finest woman who walked the streets," declares bejeweled, hip-swishing Lady Lou (Mae West) at the beginning of She Done Him Wrong. Lou works as a singer at the Gay Nineties saloon of Gus Jordan (Noah Beery Sr.), who plies her with diamonds to keep her by his side. She runs afoul of stalwart mission captain Cummings (Cary Grant), who warns her that she's on the road to perdition. Mae West's first starring film, this is the movie that literally saved Paramount Pictures from bankruptcy. It would remain one of the best of her feature films, most of which were severely watered down by the Production Code (whose renewed stringency of 1933 was brought about in great part by West herself). She Done Him Wrong was based on West's own stage play, Diamond Lil, which ran on Broadway for 97 weeks. West sings "Frankie and Johnny," "I Like a Man Who Takes His Time," and ""I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Gone.""
"A superior vehicle for Mae West." - Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader