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

Ms. Purple - LAST DAY!

Nov 8 to Nov 11
Friday to Monday 6:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Justin Chon - 2019 - 87m - No Matinees

Special Thanks To NAPAWF-ABQ, the Albuquerque chapter of the National Asian Pacific American/Pacific Islander Women's Forum!

From award-winning filmmaker Justin Chon (GOOK, 2017), MS. PURPLE is a poignant drama about sister and brother, Kasie (Tiffany Chu) and Carey (Teddy Lee), who were raised and are now seemingly stuck in Koreatown. Abandoned by their mother and brought up by their father, the siblings continue to struggle with profound emotional wounds from the difficulty of the parental dynamic. Now, with their father on his death bed, the estranged Carey comes home to help Kasie care for him. Old ties are renewed and a relationship restored in this vibrant, deeply affecting portrait of Asian American siblinghood in Los Angeles.. 

"Each layer is so beautifully, subtly explored, you can get lost in the characters' emotions or just be swept away by Ante Cheng's cinematography, which graciously soaks in the street and neons light of Los Angeles." - THE WRAP

"It's a ripe topic." - INDIEWIRE 


"It's often the moments in between Chon's loudest notes that make the best impression in "Ms. Purple," a striking character study on the responsibilities of family, and the importance of sticking around." - ROGEREBERT.COM

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Send Me To The Clouds - LAST DAY!

Nov 8 to Nov 11
Friday to Monday 4pm, 8:15

Dir. Teng Congcong - 2019 - 99m - China - In Chinese with English subtitles

Special Thanks To NAPAWF-ABQ, the Albuquerque chapter of the National Asian Pacific American/Pacific Islander Women's Forum!

Diagnosed with ovarian cancer, iron-willed journalist Sheng Nan (“Surpass Men” in Chinese) is pressured to make a quick fortune and find mindblowing sex before the costly surgery numbs her senses. Taking on a businessman’s biography writing job, she hikes into the misty mountains, where a chain of outbursts with her dysfunctional family, grumpy client, misogynistic co-worker and dreamlike romantic interest hilariously unfold. As deeply moving as it is luminously witty, writer-director Teng Congcong’s debut waltzes across the bitterness swallowed by her generation of women born under China’s One Child Policy, unprecedentedly burdened to “surpass men” while trying not to be “leftover women” at the same time. Saluting the 18th-century Chinese literature classic Dream of the Red Chamber in its title, the enchanting gem refreshes the novel's transcendent contemplation on desire, death and womanhood from a modern cinematic perspective. 

"...the arresting debut of Chinese writer/director Teng Congcong...This contemplative film is beautifully shot, set in a stunning landscape surrounded by fog and greenery and ancient stone steps. But it’s Yao’s soulful and stirring performance as a complex woman struggling to understand herself — and life itself — that anchors “Send Me to the Clouds,” allowing it to truly soar." — Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times

"A Chinese 'leftover woman' is the heroine of an engaging and entertaining pro-feminist dramedy...Teng’s fine-tuned direction and Yao’s spot-on performance combine impressively to maintain Sheng Nan’s dignity and deepen viewers’ sympathy even as she stumbles, blunders and suffers embarrassment in her pursuit of satisfaction. The film’s most powerful message, especially for local audiences, is that women should be able to seek sex without shame...“Clouds” is very well served by the smooth visuals of top-notch DP Jong Lin (“Eat Drink Man Woman”), astute editing by Zhang Yifan (“The Sun Also Rises”) and eye-catching decor by veteran production designer and director Xie Fei (“The Women From the Lake of Scented Souls”). All other craft credits are first-class." — Richard Kuipers, Variety

"One of the most original, moving, subtly funny, and disarmingly entertaining foreign language films of the year...A multi-layered, keenly perceptive, and admirably uncompromised look at growing old and staying single from a female perspective in a country where women have been perpetually undervalued, Send Me to the Clouds has rich cultural specificity but enough universal themes that it could be remade in any country...speaks volumes to the human condition around the world...It’s not a happy film or a depressing one. There’s anger and criticism to be found, but it’s not a movie built upon rage...Like the best films, it’s like watching moments from one’s own life played back for them." — Andrew Parker, The Gate

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Alibi Midnight Madness Presents

Tammy and the T-Rex (Gore Cut) - the 1994 wtf rediscovery flick! poster

Tammy and the T-Rex (Gore Cut) - the 1994 wtf rediscovery flick!

Nov 22 to Nov 23
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Stewart Raffill - 1994 - 90m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - $8 General / $6 Students

"The cult entertainment level of Tammy And The T-Rex is simply off the charts." - Ed Travis, Cinapse


It’s the 25th Anniversary of 2019’s most unbelievable repertory film discovery. Directed by Stewart Raffill (MAC AND ME, THE ICE PIRATES), TAMMY AND THE T-REX is a love story as old as time.

This post-JURASSIC jam stars Denise Richards (STARSHIP TROOPERS, WILD THINGS) and the late Paul Walker (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS) in an unprecedented mishmash of rom-com tropes and R-rated horror thrills. When Paul's mauled by the local zoo’s toothier residents, his love affair with Denise doesn’t cease — even after his brain is transplanted into an ancient animatronic predator. Oh, and did we mention “Bernie” from WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S is the villain?

Originally filmed as a gorefest w/ impressive splatter by SFX guru John Carl Buechler, TAMMY’s only minimal release back in the day was cut to PG-13, funneled straight-to-video and inexplicably marketed as a “kids’ film.” Thanks to the intrepid efforts of top-notch archival pals Vinegar Syndrome, this gonzo gem is fully restored and ready to scorch your audience's ganglia into dust!

"You're watching Tammy and The T-Rex with a room full of friends, additional substances to ease out forthcoming giggles, and hunger for "so bad it's good" cinema on an inconceivable level." - Matt Donato, Slashfilm

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