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Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church

Feb 22 to Feb 24
Friday to Sunday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. John McDermott - 2015 - 90m - No Matinees

The story of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s involvement as the headliner of the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, then hailed as the ‘Southern Woodstock'.

Jimi Hendrix was the critical component he needed to elevate the three day festival to a major cultural event.  Electric Church features interviews with Hendrix’s Experience band mates Billy Cox and the late Mitch Mitchell as well as Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Rich Robinson, Kirk Hammett, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and many others.

Paul McCartney freely admits to worshipping him, adding, “We all played guitar. We all knew a bit. But he seemed to know more than us.” 

His performance at the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival was not only significant on a musical level, but also in terms of socio-political dynamics. It was assumed that rural audiences would not take kindly to “long-hair” bands, and that black and white artists could not comfortably exist on the same bill; Atlanta Pop set out to challenge those beliefs. Hendrix’s music and message of universal love made him the ideal artist and, appropriately, was the first act booked for the festival.

“There must be a hundred albums of concerts and studio outtakes. That doesn't make this set any less powerful, and it has the added poignance of being his last major show before his death just 10 weeks later.” - David Hinckley, New York Daily News

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Mega Time Squad

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

Dir. Tim van Dammen - 2018 - 86m - New Zealand - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! $8 general / $5 students with ids

DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 51 !

Fantasia 2018 Premiere. NZ sci-fi comedy about a petty crook looking to make a name for himself who happens upon an ancient Chinese amulet that allows him to travel 2 minutes back in time. One (of several) catches being that every time he does so, he creates a duplicate of himself. Throwing all time-space continuum caution to the wind, he starts using the amulet’s powers recklessly, creating a small army of duplicates which he dubs the ‘Mega Time Squad’, but each one’s just as tragically dim as the original. Soon he finds himself up against his criminal boss (Jonny Brugh, What We Do in the Shadows), his own traitorous clones, and an ancient demon all while he’s just trying to find his courage and get the girl.

"ONE OF THE GREATEST TIME TRAVEL MOVIES EVER COMMITTED TO CELLULOID" - NERDLY

"Fast-paced, determinedly silly, with sharp slangy dialogue and funny situations, the film hits just the right absurdist notes" - VARIETY

“There aren't many people making comedies with this kind of razor-sharp filmmaking craft and built in repeat watchability!" - screen anarchy

“A grounded sci-fi mini-odyssey with lots of creativity and even more laugh-out-loud gags" - rogerebert.com

"Destined for cult status" - NZ HERALD

“Hilarious" - reel news daily

“A time-travelling, multiple-personality blast" - sci-fi now

“As big a heart as you could ever want from a NZ film" - darren's world of entertainment

“Will likely become a cult favourite that fans return to again and again" - bad feeling magazine

“Dry, deadpan wit." - e-film critic

"* * * * *" - voices from the balcony

“An hilarious romp" - chicago independent film critics circle

“Extremely clever and very funny" - HORRORBUZZ

“A perfect offering for genre fans" - SPOLIERTV

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Ruben Blades Is Not My Name

Feb 22 to Feb 24
Friday to Sunday 4pm, 8pm

Dir. Abner Benaim - 2018 - 84m

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE NEW MEXICO SALSA CONGRESS AND LOCAL DJ & RADIO HOST LOUIS HEAD WHO WILL GIVE A FEW INTRODUCTORY REFLECTIONS AT MOST OF THE SCREENINGS!

Also featuring Paul Simon, Sting, Presidente, Gilberto Santa Rosa. A SXSW Audience Award Winner!

International salsa star Rubén Blades is a notoriously private figure often referred to as the Bob Dylan of Latin America for his political acumen, novelist's eye and humanist's heart. In this intimate and vibrant portrait, acclaimed director Abner Benaim takes us on a journey through Blades 50-year career that has included 17 Grammy Awards, acting recogniton in the likes of The Walking Dead, as well as a Presidential run in his native Panama. Despite a massive global following and a remarkable legacy, Blades keeps the beat and shows no signs of slowing down.

"A celebration of Blades the Musician. His talent and contribution to the genre of salsa cannot be underestimated, and seeing him comfortable on stage, belting out hits like the eternal Pedro Navaja or Patria is great, toe-tapping fun even if you’re not a fan of salsa music. The man’s a born entertainer” - Ernesto Zelaya Miñano, Screenanarchy

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A Bullet For The General - SPAGHETTI WESTERNS KEEP A' COMIN' !

Feb 23 to Feb 24
Saturday and Sunday 1pm

Dir. Damiano Damiani - 1967 - 118m - Italian - In Italian with English subtitles - No Matinees

SPECIAL INTRO BY LOCAL FILM HISTORIAN/JOURNALIST JEFF BERG AT THE SUNDAY SHOW!  A BIG THANKS TO ITALIAN FILM FESTIVALS OF NM!

At the height of the Mexican revolution, a mysterious young American (Lou Castel of FIST IN HIS POCKET) joins a gang of marauders led by El Chucho (Gian Maria Volonte of A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS) on a series of savage raids to steal guns for a powerful rebel general. But when the Gringo brings his own cold-blooded ideals to the bandits, El Chucho discovers that the real weapons of war belong to no army. In a land ravaged by poverty and violence, can true freedom be bought with a single bullet?

Klaus Kinski (FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE) and Martine Beswick (THUNDERBALL) co-star in this legendary western directed by Damiano Damiani (AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION) from a powerful screenplay co-written by Oscar-nominee Franco Solinas (THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS, THE BIG GUNDOWN). Also known as QUIEN SABE?, this thrilling epic features some of the most surprising performances, radical politics and shocking violence of any 'Spaghetti Western' ever made.

'One Of The Greatest Spaghetti Westerns Ever Made!' --Spaghetti Cinema

'Ranks Alongside Leone's ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST And Peckinpah's THE WILD BUNCH!' --DVD Drive-In

'A BULLET FOR THE GENERAL Has One Of The Best First 20 Minutes In Film History!' --Movie Feast

“Damiano Damiani directs it like a twenties gangster picture in the sun-baked desert and white-dust hills of the cutthroat west, where life is cheap, loyalty is rare, and rival gangs constantly battle for guns and contraband.” - Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com

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Alibi Midnight Madness Presents

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Mega Time Squad

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

Dir. Tim van Dammen - 2018 - 86m - New Zealand - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! $8 general / $5 students with ids

DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 51 !

Fantasia 2018 Premiere. NZ sci-fi comedy about a petty crook looking to make a name for himself who happens upon an ancient Chinese amulet that allows him to travel 2 minutes back in time. One (of several) catches being that every time he does so, he creates a duplicate of himself. Throwing all time-space continuum caution to the wind, he starts using the amulet’s powers recklessly, creating a small army of duplicates which he dubs the ‘Mega Time Squad’, but each one’s just as tragically dim as the original. Soon he finds himself up against his criminal boss (Jonny Brugh, What We Do in the Shadows), his own traitorous clones, and an ancient demon all while he’s just trying to find his courage and get the girl.

"ONE OF THE GREATEST TIME TRAVEL MOVIES EVER COMMITTED TO CELLULOID" - NERDLY

"Fast-paced, determinedly silly, with sharp slangy dialogue and funny situations, the film hits just the right absurdist notes" - VARIETY

“There aren't many people making comedies with this kind of razor-sharp filmmaking craft and built in repeat watchability!" - screen anarchy

“A grounded sci-fi mini-odyssey with lots of creativity and even more laugh-out-loud gags" - rogerebert.com

"Destined for cult status" - NZ HERALD

“Hilarious" - reel news daily

“A time-travelling, multiple-personality blast" - sci-fi now

“As big a heart as you could ever want from a NZ film" - darren's world of entertainment

“Will likely become a cult favourite that fans return to again and again" - bad feeling magazine

“Dry, deadpan wit." - e-film critic

"* * * * *" - voices from the balcony

“An hilarious romp" - chicago independent film critics circle

“Extremely clever and very funny" - HORRORBUZZ

“A perfect offering for genre fans" - SPOLIERTV

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