Thanks to YOU The Guild Cinema went digital in August
(and we still have our 16mm & 35mm projectors for special screenings)

An enormous thank you to all who gave so generously
to our DCP fundraising drive. Because of you The Guild Cinema
will continue delivering the best eclectic cinema in Albuquerque
for years to come. We feel the love!

Sincerely and with great affection,
Keif & Don

Now Playing

Fantastic Fungi

Dec 9 to Dec 12
Monday to Thursday 4pm, 8pm

Dir. Louie Schwartzberg - 2019 - 81m


A consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offers us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges. 

"Schwartzberg’s film quickly proves to be one of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.” - Matt Fagerholm                                                                                          

"A charming blend of science and conjecture, FANTASTIC FUNGI wants to free your mind." — Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times    

"Do not miss “Fantastic Fungi,” one of the most beautifully powerful and intellectually stimulating films of the year and perhaps even the decade." -Pamela Powell Reel Honest Reviews

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Dec 9 to Dec 12
Monday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Peter Nelson - 2019 - 92m - No Matinees

Thousands of semi-trailers crisscross the country in the dead of night delivering goods through the darkness to stores, warehouses and factories nationwide. But some of them carry an unsuspected and highly unusual cargo. Honey bees. Tens of billions of them are transported back and forth from one end of the United States to the other in a unique annual migration that’s indispensable to the feeding of America. One out of every three bites we eat, the growth of almost all our fruits, nuts and vegetables, would be impossible without pollination from bees. A new documentary feature, The Pollinators, directed by Peter Nelson and produced by Sally Roy, Nelson and Michael Reuter, presents the fascinating and untold story. And warns that the bees are in serious danger.

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Alibi Midnight Madness Presents

Audition - 20th anniversary screenings of the ultimate J-Horror!! poster

Audition - 20th anniversary screenings of the ultimate J-Horror!!

Dec 13 to Dec 14
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Takashi Miike - 1999 - 115m - Japan - In Japanese with English subtitles - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - $8 gen./ $6 stu.

One of the most well-crafted, impactful and infamous J-horror films ever made returns to the big screen after far too long a break.

AUDITION was the turn-of-the-millenium flash point signaling the talent of Takashi Miike: a film artist twice as prolific as Fassbinder, a provocateur as multifaceted as Von Trier and a genre-bender as bent as David Lynch. Shocking arthouses worldwide with its white-knuckle finale and ingeniously Sirkian slow-burn leadup, AUDITION trailblazed a fresh Asian horror wave across American screens for which we’re eternally grateful.

Recent widower Shigeharu is advised by his son to find a new wife. On the advice of a film company colleague, they stage “auditions” for a new girlfriend that masquerade as an acting job. Shigeharu becomes enchanted with Asami: a spooky twentysomething responsive to his charms. But this is no ordinary FATAL ATTRACTION-style thriller, for it carefully pulls the audience through a wrenching exploration of deep male fears and the stereotype of submissive Japanese women.

“Along with PSYCHO, AUDITION is one of the great gearshift movies, starting out as one thing and then transitioning on a dime into something else entirely.” -- Scott Tobais, AV Club

“To the majority of the West, AUDITION was their first introduction to director Takashi Miike. After winning various festival prizes, it allegedly made more money on its NYC theatrical run than its entire Japanese release, and gathered almost universal critical acclaim around the world.” -- Tom Mes, Midnight Eye

“A lethally poised Venus flytrap of a movie...the best-disguised psychotronic splatter flick in recent memory.” – Dennis Lim, Village Voice

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