Coming Soon

Satanic

Aug 26 to Aug 27
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jeffrey Hunt - 2016 - 85m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special presentation! $8 General / $6 students with valid i.d.s

Starring Sarah Hyland (MODERN FAMILY), Justin Chon (TWILIGHT series), Clara Mamet, Steven Krueger

SATANIC follows a van full of young, college-aged coeds who are visiting old Satanic Panic-era sites in Los Angeles. They end up following the creepy owner of an occult store home, only to find themselves saving a suspicious girl from an apparent human sacrifice. Only this “victim” turns out to be much more than dangerous then the cult from which she escaped.

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Tale of Tales

Aug 26 to Aug 29
Friday to Monday 5:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Matteo Garrone - 2016 - 133m - Italy, France & UK - In Russian and English with English subtitles - No Matinees

From the director of GOMORRAH starring Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones & John C. Reilly!

Sea monsters, monarchs, ogres, and sorcerers: Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly star in this breathtaking Baroque fantasy from the visionary director of Gomorrah. Based on three spellbinding stories of magic and the macabre by 17th-century folklorist Giambattista Basile, Tale of Tales unleashes a barrage of mind-bogglingly gorgeous and fantastical imagery as it brings to life the (mis)adventures of three kings: in the kingdom of Darkwood, the King (Reilly) and his Queen (Hayek) attempt to conceive a child through very unusual means; meanwhile, in Highhills, the none-too-bright monarch (Toby Jones) marries off his daughter to brutal ogre while developing a strange obsession with breeding a giant flea; and, the sex-obsessed crown of Strongcliff (Vincent Cassel) is in for a shock when the woman he falls in love with is not quite what she seems. Overflowing with surreal, dazzling surprises, this intoxicating cinematic spectacle is a delirious excursion into the dark heart of fairy tales.

“Tale of Tales is the most faithful and creatively rendered fairy tale onscreen to date, bizarrely satisfying and totally worth a patient, focused viewing.” - April Wolfe, L.A. Weekly

“Garrone has created a world of both rich and ugly textures - visual, narrative and imaginative - that transports, delights and imparts disturbing lessons.” - Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

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Therapy for A Vampire

Aug 26 to Aug 29
Friday to Monday 3:45, 8:30

Dir. David Ruehm - 2016 - 87m - Germany - In German with English subtitles

Winner, Audience Award – Fantasia International Film Festival

Vienna, 1930. Count von Kozsnom has lost his thirst for life, and his marriage cooled centuries ago. Fortunately, Sigmund Freud is accepting new patients; the good doctor suggests the Count appease his vain wife by commissioning a portrait of her by his assistant, Viktor. But it’s Viktor’s headstrong girlfriend Lucy who most intrigues the Count, convinced she’s the reincarnation of his one true love. Soon, the whole crowd is a hilarious mess of mistaken identities and misplaced affections in this send-up of the vampire genre, proving that 500 years of marriage is enough.

"A seductive and hilarious take on vampire lore with a script and cast that nails the coffin tight.Very clever and crackling with intelligent humor and subtlety." - Patrick Cooper, Bloody Disgusting

"Very funny tale of undead love. Director David Ruehm crafts this beautiful world with a master hand." - Adam Ruhl, Pop Culture Beast

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Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon

Aug 27 to Aug 28
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon ONLY!

Dir. Mike Disa - 2016 - 85m - MOM'S MATINEE brings a brand new one! All Seats Just $5

Featuring voices by Alicia Silverstone, Ashlee Simpson & other surprises t.b.a.

This is the third installment in the Space Dogs brand, which includes Space Dogs 3D & TV series Space Dogs Family! Get ready to blast off to an out-of-this-world adventure with canine teenage astronaut, Pushok, who is determined to find his missing astronaut father. Against all odds, Pushok stows away on a US rocket ship to the moon but soon finds he is not alone, as he is reunited with his mom and encounters a macho monkey and a baby alien. Together, the furry heroes learn the true meaning of teamwork as they join the search for Pushok’s dad.

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NOT FILM - the new doc on Samuel Beckett's FILM, a double feature!

Aug 30 to Sep 1
Tuesday to Thursday 3:30, 6:30pm

Dir. Ross Lippman - 2016 - 128m - No Matinees

In 1964 author Samuel Beckett set out on one of the strangest ventures in cinematic history:  his embattled collaboration with silent era genius Buster Keaton on the production of a short, titleless avant-garde film.  Beckett was nearing the peak of his fame, which would culminate in his receiving a Nobel Prize five years later.  Keaton, in his waning years, never lived to see Beckett’s canonization. The film they made along with director Alan Schneider, renegade publisher Barney Rosset, and Academy Award-winning cinematographer Boris Kaufman, has been the subject of praise, condemnation, and controversy for decades. Yet the eclectic participants are just one part of a story that stretches to the very birth of cinema, and spreads out to our understanding of human consciousness itself.

NOTFILM is the feature-length movie on FILM’s production and its philosophical implications, utilizing additional outtakes, never before heard audio recordings of the production meetings, and other rare archival elements.

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Samuel Beckett's FILM - the legendary collaboration with Buster Keaton restored!

Aug 30 to Sep 1
Tuesday to Thursday 5:45, 8:45

Dir. Samuel Beckett - 1965 - 22m - No matinees so do the double feature!!

DOUBLE FEATURED WITH THE NEW DOCUMENTARY ON THIS LEGENDARY COLLABORATION NOTFILM

Samuel Beckett, the celebrated author of Waiting for Godot, made a single work for projected cinema. It’s in essence a chase film; the craziest ever committed to celluloid. It’s a chase between camera and pursued image that finds existential dread embedded in the very apparatus of the movies itself. The link to cinema’s essence is evident in the casting, as the chased object is none other than an aged Buster Keaton, who was understandably befuddled at Beckett and director Alan Schneider’s imperative that he keep his face hidden from the camera’s gaze. The archetypal levels resonate further in the exquisite cinematography of Academy Award-winner Boris Kaufman, whose brothers Dziga Vertov and Mikhail Kaufman created the legendary self-reflexive masterpiece Man With a Movie Camera. Commissioned and produced by Grove Press’s Barney Rosset, FILM is at once the product of a stunningly all-star assembly of talent, and a cinematic conundrum that asks more questions than it answers.

RESTORED BY: UCLA FILM & TELEVISION ARCHIVE, IN COOPERATION WITH THE BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE. PRESERVATION FUNDED THROUGH THE AVANT-GARDE MASTERS PROGRAM FUNDED BY THE FILM FOUNDATION AND ADMINISTERED BY THE NATIONAL FILM PRESERVATION FOUNDATION.  LABORATORY SERVICES BY CINETECH, ASCENT MEDIA, NT PICTURE AND SOUND, DOLBY LABORATORIES, AND AUDIO MECHANICS. SPECIAL THANKS TO: THE ACADEMY FILM ARCHIVE, EDWARD BECKETT, NICOLE BRENEZ, LES ÉDITIONS DE MINUIT, EVERGREEN REVIEW, DAVID GRAY, SHAWN JONES, JONATHAN LEE, IRÈNE LINDON, BRUCE MAZEN, THE PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE, BARNEY AND ASTRID ROSSET.

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SOLO ORGAN: Doug K doing a Pink Floyd ATOM HEART MOTHER SUITE & a 2001 special !!

Sep 1
Thursday 9:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Doug Katelus - 2016 - 30m approx - We're passing the hat around for Doug!

A LOWLIFE VIDS & VINYL SPECIAL A/V SHINDIG!!  FB EVENT HERE

A BIG NOD OF THANKS TO LOCALS BASEMENT FILMS TOO!

SOLO ORGAN is the Hammond Organ project of SF based Doug Katelus.  Currently on tour with a new album "Atom Heart and Beyond the Infinite".  It's deep dark experimental psychedelic drone.  SOLO ORGAN will perform the entire Atom Heart Mother suite along with visuals from the end segment of Kubrick's 2001 "Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite" !!

"A night to remember, baby ... mindblowing!" - a lady in the proverbial balcony

For more info, check out Doug's website by clicking here.  Get a good gander at his Seattle show by clicking here

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Les Cowboys

Sep 2 to Sep 5
Friday to Monday 3:30, 8:00

Dir. Thomas Bidegain - 2016 - 104m - France - In French & Urdu with English subtitles

A vast prairie, a country and western gathering somewhere in the east of France. Alain is a central figure in this community. He’s dancing with his daughter Kelly, 16, as his wife and their young son, Kid, watch from the sidelines. But on this day, Kelly disappears, and the family falls apart. Alain embarks on a relentless search for his daughter, even though it costs him everything and takes him to some far-off places. Dark unsettling places, where his sole support is Kid, who sacrifices his youth to accompany his father on this seemingly endless quest.

"A terrific debut" - Manohla Dargis, NY Times

"This ambitious re-mix of "The Searchers" holds you from start to finish" - David Ansen, IndieWire

"Strikes a fresh chord" - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

“Bidegain and cinematographer Arnaud Potier speak multitudes with wide-angle, slow-panning shots that immerse us in a post-9/11 quagmire that's never less than utterly personal.” - Christopher Kompanek, Washington Post

“This modern western hits hard and stays with you. It's an auspicious debut for Bidegain as a director.” - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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Microbe & Gasoline - the newest Michel Gondry movie!

Sep 2 to Sep 5
Friday to Monday 5:45pm only!

Dir. Michel Gondry - 2016 - 103m - France - In French with English subtitles - No Matinees

Microbe, a shy, aspiring artist, has trouble making friends at school until he meets Gasoline, a likeminded outcast. Together they hatch a plan to build a car and spend their summer on an epic road trip across France. This charming adventure from Michel Gondry (MOOD INDIGO, BE KIND REWIND) has been called his “most satisfying movie since ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND,” reminding us how friendships can help us reach our true potential. Also starring Audrey Tautou (AMELIE, DA VINCI CODE).

“A cross between François Truffaut's sometimes-harrowing dramas about childhood and a Steven Spielberg fantasy, Gondry's film abounds with sentiment - without falling prey to sentimentality.” - Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer

“The heartfelt, personal Microbe & Gasoline may be Gondry's best work since the still incredible Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.” - Ray Pride, Newcity

“We appreciate the unique personalities of these two kids, and we're glad they found each other.” - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

“The laughs are sometimes bigger than expected, and so are the emotions stirred by the bittersweet finale.” - John Hartl, Seattle Times

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Mystery Men

Sep 2
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Kinka Usher - 1999 - 122m - ALL SEATS $8

A NM ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE SPECIAL PRESENTATION.  ONLINE ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

One of the hippest cast in history has united to become the funniest superhero team ever. Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Hank Azaria, William H. Macy, Greg Kinnear, Geoffrey Rush and Paul Reubens join forces in this wild, funny and thoroughly original misadventure.When Captain Amazing, Champion City's legendary superhero, falls into the hands of the evil madman Casanova Frankenstein and his disco-dancing henchmen, there's suddenly a chance for the aspiring superheroes to show what they can do. They're the Mystery Men… a ragtag team of superhero wannabes featuring: Mr. Furious, whose power comes from his boundless rage; The Shoveler, a father who shovels "better than anyone"; The Blue Raja, a fork-flinging mama's boy; The Bowler, who fights crime with the help of her father's skull; The Spleen, whose power is pure flatulence; Invisible Boy, who's only invisible when no one's watching and The Sphinx, a cliche-spewing philosopher.  With its outrageous adventure, incredible cast and hip alternative humor, Mystery Men is so irresistibly funny and appealing, seeing it just once will never be enough.

“Usher's amiable spoof of superhero movies takes a brave stab at rewriting the mythology from the inside out, with lots of witty, mildly subversive stuff.” - Derek Adams, Time Out

“This bunch achieves peaks of sublime nuttiness.” - Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle

“Crafty, witty.” - Janet Maslin, New York Times

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Don't Blink: Robert Frank

Sep 6 to Sep 7
Tuesday and Wednesday 6:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Laura Israel - 2016 - 82m - No Matinees

ALSO PLAYING TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13 THROUGH THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15

The life and work of Robert Frank—as a photographer and a filmmaker—are so intertwined that they’  re one in the same, and the vast amount of territory he’  s covered, from The Americans in 1958 up to the present, is intimately registered in his now formidable body of artistic gestures. From the early ’  90s on, Frank has been making his films and videos with the brilliant editor Laura Israel, who has helped him to keep things homemade and preserve the illuminating spark of first contact between camera and people/places. Don’t Blink is Israel’  s like-minded portrait of her friend and collaborator, a lively rummage sale of images and sounds and recollected passages and unfathomable losses and friendships that leaves us a fast and fleeting imprint of the life of the Swiss-born man who reinvented himself the American way, and is still standing on ground of his own making at the age of 91.

"An impressive achievement." - A.O. Scott, New York Times

"Rather than being a film about an artist, it's an attempt to show us what it's like to actually be an artist." - Kenneth Turan, LA Times

“A Mesmerizing Marathon of Robert Frank’s Movies - Nicholas Dawidoff, New Yorker

“A vigorous documentary surveying the career and life of the photographer/filmmaker/one-man Beat happening.” - Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

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Nuts!

Sep 6 to Sep 7
Tuesday and Wednesday 4:30, 8:00

Dir. Penny Lane - 2016 - 79m

ALSO PLAYING TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13 TO THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15

A feature length documentary [directed by Penny Lane] about Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire in Depression-era America with a goat testicle impotence cure and a million watt radio station.

Using animated reenactments, interviews, archival footage, and a hilariously unreliable narrator, NUTS!  traces Brinkley’s rise from poverty and obscurity to the heights of celebrity, wealth and influence in Depression-era America.

Along the way, he transplants tens of thousands of goat testicles; amasses an enormous fortune; is (sort of) elected Governor of Kansas; builds the world’s most powerful radio station; invents junk mail, the infomercial, the sound-truck and Border Radio; hosts some epic parties; and annoys the heck out of the establishment, until finally his audacious actions force the federal government to create regulations to stop him.

How he does it, and what happens when it all comes crashing down, is the story of NUTS!

MARVELOUS! Couldn't have come along at a better time." - Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice (Critics Pick)

"Lane revels in the story's playfully nostalgic wonders without sitting on its implications or passions" - Richard Brody, New Yorker Magazine

"Given all that's happened in the world since NUTS! premiered at Sundance in January, this documentary has gone from an amusing novelty to an urgent warning." - Noel Murray, A.V. Club

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The World Has No Eyedea

Sep 6
Tuesday 10pm ONLY!

Dir. Brandon Crowson - 2016 - 98m - DIRECTOR IN PERSON!! ALL SEATS $10

A TOO ZANY SPECIAL PRESENTATION!  ONLINE ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THIS LINK

Micheal ‘Eyedea’ Larsen was a 21st century prodigy—a freestyle battle rapping champion, a guitar player, a break dancer, lead singer of a punk band, a poet, a philosopher, and a supportive friend to many. On October 16, 2010, Larsen died in his sleep from what was called an accidental overdose. With ample footage of Eyedea in his prime, The World Has No Eyedea tells the real story behind this unique underground artist as a positive force for his friends, family and his fans.

The World Has No Eyedea is an Official Selection of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, the Hip Hop Film Festival NYC, and Winner of the Spotlight Documentary Film Awards Platinum Award.

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For The Love of Spock

Sep 8
Thursday 8pm

Dir. Adam Nimoy - 2016 - 110m - No Matinees

ALSO PLAYS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9 THROUGH SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11 AT 3:30 AND 8PM!

A one-of-a-kind documentary sure to unite trekkies worldwide, FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK tells the life of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock and the actor who played him, Leonard Nimoy, for nearly fifty years.

The film’s focus began as a celebration of the fifty-year anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, but after Leonard passed away in February 2015, his son, director Adam Nimoy, was ready to tell another story: his personal experience growing up with Leonard and Spock. Adam not only shares details on the creation, volution, and universal impact of Mr. Spock, but also about the ups and downs of being the son of a TV icon.

FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK is laden with never-before-seen footage and interviews of friends, family and colleagues that include William Shatner and the original Star Trek cast, Zachary Quinto and the new crew of the Starship Enterprise, filmmaker JJ Abrams and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

"Essential viewing for fans...For the Love of Spock will live long and prosper." - The Hollywood Reporter

“…an unabashedly personal film, featuring home movies and lots of photographs of Leonard with little Adam and his sister Julie, interviews with family and friends as well as colleagues from Star Trek and elsewhere.” - Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:stl

“A suitably affectionate, warm-hearted tribute. Catnip for Trekkies.” - Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium

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Sundance Film Festival 2016 Short Films Tour!!

Sep 8 to Sep 11
Thursday to Sunday 6pm ONLY!

2016 - 95m - No Matinees

Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 95-minute theatrical program of eight short films selected from this year’s Festival, which over the course of its more than 30-year history has been widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the distinct 2016 program traverses vibrant styles from wild comedy to reflective poetry. Each breaks through its limited timeframe with a high level of artistry and story that will resonate with audiences long after it ends.

Affections - Written and directed by Bridey Elliott. U.S.A., 16 minutes. 

This comedy about isolation and loneliness follows a young woman who is adrift and seeking intimacy in the most unlikely places.

Bacon & God’s Wrath  - Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction, Presented by YouTube  - Written and directed by Sol Friedman. Canada, 9 minutes. 

A 90-year-old Jewish woman reflects on her life experiences as she prepares to try bacon for the first time.

Edmond - Short Film Jury Award: Animation, Presented by YouTube - Written and directed by Nina Gantz. United Kingdom, 9 minutes. 

Edmond's impulse to love and be close to others is strong—maybe too strong. As he stands by a lake contemplating his options, he reflects on his defining moments in search of the origin of his desires.

Her Friend Adam  - Short Film Special Jury Award for Outstanding Performance (Grace Glowicki) - Written and directed by Ben Petrie. Canada, 17 minutes. 

A boyfriend's jealous impulse spirals out of control in 16 minutes of romantic doom.

Jungle  - Written and directed by Asantewaa Prempeh. U.S.A., 13 minutes. 

The lines between trust, betrayal, and forgiveness are intertwined for two Senegalese vendors as they try to make a living on the streets of New York City.

The Grandfather Drum  - Written and directed by Michelle Derosier. Canada, 13 minutes. 

As the balance of the world turns upside down for the Anishinabek people, the elder Naamowin builds a healing drum to save his grandson and his people.

The Procedure - Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction, Presented by YouTube - Written and directed by Calvin Lee Reeder. U.S.A., 4 minutes. 

A man is captured and forced to endure a strange experiment.

Thunder Road  - Short Film Grand Jury Prize, Presented by YouTube  - Written and directed by Jim Cummings. U.S.A., 13 minutes. 

Officer Arnaud loved his mom.

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Antibirth

Sep 9 to Sep 10
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. 2016 - Danny Perez - 95m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation - $8 general / $6 students with i.d.s

Hard-drinking, pill-popping, bong-ripping Lou (Natasha Lyonne) and her best friend Sadie (Chloë Sevigny) spend their days adrift in a druggy haze. But one wild night out becomes a bad trip that never ends when Lou wakes up with symptoms of an unexplained, highly abnormal pregnancy. Who—or what—is growing inside her? As her due date approaches with alarming swiftness, the fear, paranoia, and conspiracy theories begin to pile up. Spiked with blasts of hallucinatory color, surreal shocks, and subversive comedy, the audacious feature debut from Danny Perez is a no-holds-barred descent into delirium.

“A relentless hyperchromatic trip from altered state start to Cronenbergian and Lynchian finish, Antibirth might be a good film, it's just difficult to coherently justify exactly why. Cult superstardom awaits.” - Andrew Marshall, Starburst

“Amazingly weird, astonishingly gross.” - Meredith Borders, Birth.Movies.Death.

“Highly crafted and unsettling.” - Kim Newman, Screen International

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For The Love of Spock

Sep 9 to Sep 11
Friday to Sunday 3:30, 8:00

Dir. Adam Nimoy - 2016 - 110m

A one-of-a-kind documentary sure to unite trekkies worldwide, FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK tells the life of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock and the actor who played him, Leonard Nimoy, for nearly fifty years.

The film’s focus began as a celebration of the fifty-year anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, but after Leonard passed away in February 2015, his son, director Adam Nimoy, was ready to tell another story: his personal experience growing up with Leonard and Spock. Adam not only shares details on the creation, volution, and universal impact of Mr. Spock, but also about the ups and downs of being the son of a TV icon.

FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK is laden with never-before-seen footage and interviews of friends, family and colleagues that include William Shatner and the original Star Trek cast, Zachary Quinto and the new crew of the Starship Enterprise, filmmaker JJ Abrams and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

"Essential viewing for fans...For the Love of Spock will live long and prosper." - The Hollywood Reporter

“…an unabashedly personal film, featuring home movies and lots of photographs of Leonard with little Adam and his sister Julie, interviews with family and friends as well as colleagues from Star Trek and elsewhere.” - Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:stl

“A suitably affectionate, warm-hearted tribute. Catnip for Trekkies.” - Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium

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Igby Goes Down

Sep 10 to Sep 11
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Burr Steers - 2002 - 99m - All Seats Just $5

An Albuquerque Film Club co-presentation!

A stunning ensemble of stars, including Kieran Culkin (The Cider House Rules), Claire Danes, Jeff Goldblum, Jared Harris, Amanda Peet, Ryan Phillippe, Bill Pullman and Academy Award® winner* Susan Sarandon, illuminate this "scathingly funny" (Elle) dark comedy. Acclaimed by audiences and packing "an emotional wallop" (The New York Times) this "perfectly cast, perfectly written [movie is] the best coming-of-age film since The Graduate" (CNN)! 17-year-old rich kid Igby Slocumb is a rebel with a cause: to break free from his pill-popping mother, his schizophrenic dad and his fascist brother.  Seduced by sexy older women and subverted by family and friends, the ever-resilient, witty and inventive Igby is determined to keep up no matter what goes down. 

“Consistently unusual, unpredictable and uproarious viewing.” - Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com

“Balancing its frequently absurd humour with poignant observations of that time in life when you're not sure exactly what it is you're rebelling against, Igby Goes Down is an offbeat winner.” - Urban Cinefile Critics

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Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier

Sep 12
Monday 4:00, 6:00, 8:00

Dir. Suzie Baer - 1992 - 85m

A SPECIAL LEONARD PELTIER BIRTHDAY SCREENING CO-PRESENTED BY INDIGENOUS RIGHTS CENTER, LEONARD PELTIER DEFENSE COMMITTEE AND (UN)OCCUPY ALBUQUERQUE !

BONUS!  PRINTS OF LEONARD PELTIER'S PAINTINGS TO BE RAFFLE PRIZES!

The shocking, true story of Leonard Peltier, the American Indian leader locked away for life in Leavenworth Penitentiary, convicted of the alleged murder of two FBI agents during a bloody shoot-out on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975. Around the world his trial and conviction have been denounced as a sham. Amnesty International, Archbishop of Canterbury, Desmond Tutu, and more than fifty members of the new U.S. Congress have appealed for a new trial for the man who has come to symbolize the continued oppression of America’s indigenous peoples. To understand Peltier’s story, Warrior takes us back to the violent confrontations at Pine Ridge and Wounded Knee in the Seventies, and then to today’s Indian reservations where the government's plans for uranium mining and waste dumping are still being heatedly resisted by Indian activists. The heart of the film, though, is a detailed painstaking account of Peltier’s harrowing odyssey through the American justice system.

"Suzie Baer’s tough, smart doc on Leonard Peltier" - The Village Voice

"A hard-hitting, cool-headed, persuasive piece of investigative journalism - well crafted, deeply committed." - Variety

"A splendid film, Suzie Baer is to be congratulated." - Oliver Stone

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Don't Blink: Robert Frank

Sep 13 to Sep 15
Tuesday to Thursday 6:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Laura Israel - 2016 - 82m - No Matinees

The life and work of Robert Frank—as a photographer and a filmmaker—are so intertwined that they’  re one in the same, and the vast amount of territory he’  s covered, from The Americans in 1958 up to the present, is intimately registered in his now formidable body of artistic gestures. From the early ’  90s on, Frank has been making his films and videos with the brilliant editor Laura Israel, who has helped him to keep things homemade and preserve the illuminating spark of first contact between camera and people/places. Don’t Blink is Israel’  s like-minded portrait of her friend and collaborator, a lively rummage sale of images and sounds and recollected passages and unfathomable losses and friendships that leaves us a fast and fleeting imprint of the life of the Swiss-born man who reinvented himself the American way, and is still standing on ground of his own making at the age of 91.

"An impressive achievement." - A.O. Scott, New York Times

"Rather than being a film about an artist, it's an attempt to show us what it's like to actually be an artist." - Kenneth Turan, LA Times

“A Mesmerizing Marathon of Robert Frank’s Movies - Nicholas Dawidoff, New Yorker

“A vigorous documentary surveying the career and life of the photographer/filmmaker/one-man Beat happening.” - Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

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Nuts!

Sep 13 to Sep 15
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Penny Lane - 2016 - 79m

A feature length documentary [directed by Penny Lane] about Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire in Depression-era America with a goat testicle impotence cure and a million watt radio station.

Using animated reenactments, interviews, archival footage, and a hilariously unreliable narrator, NUTS!  traces Brinkley’s rise from poverty and obscurity to the heights of celebrity, wealth and influence in Depression-era America.

Along the way, he transplants tens of thousands of goat testicles; amasses an enormous fortune; is (sort of) elected Governor of Kansas; builds the world’s most powerful radio station; invents junk mail, the infomercial, the sound-truck and Border Radio; hosts some epic parties; and annoys the heck out of the establishment, until finally his audacious actions force the federal government to create regulations to stop him.

How he does it, and what happens when it all comes crashing down, is the story of NUTS!

"MARVELOUS! Couldn't have come along at a better time." - Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice (Critics Pick)

"Lane revels in the story's playfully nostalgic wonders without sitting on its implications or passions" - Richard Brody, New Yorker Magazine

"Given all that's happened in the world since NUTS! premiered at Sundance in January, this documentary has gone from an amusing novelty to an urgent warning." - Noel Murray, A.V. Club

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!CINE MAGNIFICO! LATINO FILM FESTIVAL 2016

Sep 16 to Sep 18
Friday to Sunday

2016 - In Spanish with English subtitles - $10 General / $8 Students & Seniors

Instituto Cervantes is proud to present Cine Magnífico! to the New Mexican community.

¡Cine Magnífico!'s vision is to present the newest films by and about Latinos to promote our culture through film and enrich our local art community. We showcase a diverse set of films, from award-winning to local and up-and-coming filmmakers. We also offer year round film programming.

Our team has selected a lineup of films which perfectly illustrates enriching points of view about emerging issues and topics that shape the current Hispanic-Latino cultures and landscapes. This years’ screenings will take place at both the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the Guild Cinema. This year’s festival features Spain as the most represented country with our opening night film “The Bride”, as well as “Capture the Flag” and “The Open Door”. Argentinian filmmakers also have a strong presence, with first-time screenings in New Mexico with “Truman”, a winner of 6 Goya Awards in 2016, “Esteros” and “How to Win Enemies." Mexico brings up the globally-emerging topic of immigration with “Club Frontera”. New Mexico also represents with a set of four quality short films that highlight the works of some of our local artists. 

The festival is a multi-venue special event and is a collaboration of the Instituto Cervantes of Albuquerque and UNM Latin American and Iberian Institute.

TICKET PRICES:  

$20.00 Vip Pre-screening reception with tapas, wine and beer (limited tickets, only available at the NHCC) / $10.00 General / $8.00 Students and Seniors / $5.00 Short Films Screening / $25.00 4 Movie Punch-Card / $48.00 Full Film Festival Pass for all 12 screenings.

                                                                                      AT THE GUILD CINEMA

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16

6:00PM Truman (Spain/Argentina)

8:15PM Alma (Chile)

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17

4:15PM La Puerta Abierta / The open door (Spain)

6:00PM Esteros (Argentina /Brazil) LGBTQ

8:10PM Short Films Screening: Monday- Dreams AwakeCyclicalAlmaCruzarAfueraEl corridor

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18

4:00PM Tudo Que Aprendemos Juntos / The violin teacher (Brazil)

6:30PM Como Ganar Enemigos / How to win enemies (Argentina)

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Umberto D.

Sep 17
Saturday 1:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Vittorio De Sica - 1952 - 91m - Italy - In Italian with English Subtitles - All Seats $8

An Italian Festivals of New Mexico Special Presentation!  A vintage 16mm edition too !  BONUS!  Show your ticket stub at Scalo for a 25% discount off the $15 ticket for a glass of wine or beer and sizzling sausages and peppers on the patio grill from 3-5 PM.

Umberto Domenico Ferrari is a retired civil servant who can barely eke out a living on his meager pension. He's behind on his rent and is now threatened with eviction. His only friends are his dog Flike and the young Maria who works as a kitchen maid in his rooming house. He's taken to selling what few possessions he has - his watch, a pair of cherished books - to pay part of his back rent but the landlady, Olga, insists he must pay her all he owes or she will evict him at the end of the month. Young Maria is pregnant, though she doesn't which of the two she's been seeing is the father and Umberto offers to help. When Umberto falls ill, he soon finds himself in hospital where he is found to have tonsillitis. He returns to his boarding house to himself without a place to stay and learns that his dog has run off. He finds Flike at the pound but must now rebuild his life. - Written by garykmcd  

“It's hard to think of a more remarkable tribute to the resilience of the human spirit than the one Umberto D. puts on the screen.” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“One of the great humanist cinema works: a portrayal of age, poverty and simple lives in postwar Rome that is both luminous and heartbreaking.” - Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

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Big Deal On Madonna Street (I SOLITI IGNOTI)

Sep 18
Sunday 1:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Mario Monicelli - 1958 - 106m - Italy - In Italian with English Subtitles - All Seats $8

An Italian Festivals of New Mexico Special Presentation!  BONUS!  Show your ticket stub at Scalo for a 25% discount off the $15 ticket for a glass of wine or beer and sizzling sausages and peppers on the patio grill from 3-5 PM.

Best friends Peppe (Vittorio Gassman) and Mario (Marcello Mastroianni) are thieves, but they're not very good at it. Still, Peppe thinks that he's finally devised a master heist that will make them rich. With the help of some fellow criminals, he plans to dig a tunnel from a rented apartment to the pawnshop next door, where they can rob the safe. But his plan is far from foolproof, and the fact that no one in the group has any experience digging tunnels proves to be the least of their problems. Also starring Claudia Cardinale and Toto`.   

“Monicelli's seminal Italian comedy, a spoof of heist movies with great performances by Gassman, Mastroianni, Toto, and Cardinale, had major impact on many American satires, past and present.” - Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com

“One of the cases where the first of its kind got everything just about perfect, right out of the gate.” - Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy

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Cosmos

Sep 19 to Sep 22
Monday to Thursday 8:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Andrzej Zulawski - 2016 - 97m - Portugal, France - French with English subtitles - No Matinees

Winner of Best Director, Locarno Film Festival

The late Andrzej Zulawski's final film, a literary adaptation suffused with his trademark freneticism, transforms Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz's novel of the same name into an ominous and manic exploration of desire. Witold who has just failed the bar, and his companion Fuchs, who has recently quit his fashion job, are staying at a guesthouse run by the intermittently paralytic Madame Woytis. Upon discovering a sparrow hanged in the woods near the house, Witold's reality mutates into a whirlwind of tension, histrionics, foreboding omens, and surrealistic logic as he becomes obsessed with Madame Woytis's daughter Lena, newly married to Lucien.

“Blissful madness in a world brainwashed by sanity.” —Brooklyn Magazine

"Bizarre, brilliant, and grotesquely funny" -Film Comment

"Witty and energetic." -A.O. Scott, The New York Times 

"The most delightfully off-kilter picture you’re bound to see all year. In the vein of Zulawski’s very best films...Standing as a perfect culmination of everything that made the director an auteur of entirely singular vision. The film holds within its DNA some of the year’s most evocative moments. And that’s entirely due to Zulawski being a truly peerless aesthetic artist.” -Criterion Cast 

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Phantom Boy

Sep 19 to Sep 22
Monday to Thursday 4:30, 6:30

Dir. Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol - 2016 - 84m - France

NOTE:  4:30PM Show will be in English, the 6:30PM show will be in French with English subtitles

The highly anticipated new film from the Academy Award®-nominated writers and directors of A Cat In Paris is a stylish noir caper, set in the shadowy streets and alleyways of New York.

Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city’s power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Now they must form an extraordinary duo, using Leo’s phantom powers and Alex’s detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction. Phantom Boy continues Gagnol and Felicioli’s fascination with animated film noir, in a heart-thumping adventure that pushes their trademark visual style to literal new heights, as Leo swoops and soars above the greatest skyline in the world.

“DELIGHTFUL!  Visually striking and surprisingly moving!” - RogerEbert.com

“AN ANIMATED SENSATION!” -Filmmaker Magazine

“ACTION-PACKED AND EMOTIONALLY POTENT!  Delivers a level of heartfelt dramatics to rival Inside Out!” - The Film Stage

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I Am Not A Serial Killer

Sep 23 to Sep 24
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm

Dir. Billy O'Brien - 2016 - 104m - No Matinees

Sixteen-year-old John Wayne Cleaver (Max Records, Where the Wild Things Are) is not a serial killer—but he has all the makings of one. Keeping his homicidal tendencies and morbid obsessions with death and murder in check is a constant struggle that only gets harder when a real serial killer begins terrorizing his sleepy Midwestern town. Now, in order to track down a psychopath and protect those around him, John must unleash his darkest inner demons. Based on the cult novel by Dan Wells, this twisted, genre-bending thriller co-stars Christopher Lloyd and Breaking Bad’s Laura Fraser.

“Max Records gives a sharp performance in this endearing first adaptation of Dan Wells' YA series.” - Andrew Barker, Variety

“Breathtakingly innovative, delightfully ghoulish, and insightfully unconventional.” - Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle

“A sticky vein of macabre humour is a key selling point for this genre-blurring adaptation of the cult novel by Dan Wells.” - Wendy Ide, Screen International

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Mia Madre

Sep 23 to Sep 26
Friday to Monday 3:45, 8:00

Dir. Nanni Moretti - 2016 - 107m - Italy - In Italian with English subtitles

Winner - Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Cannes Film Festival

Acclaimed Italian auteur Nanni Moretti finds comedy and pathos in the story of Margherita, a harried film director (Margherita Buy, A Five Star Life) trying to juggle the demands of her latest movie and a personal life in crisis. The star of her film, a charming but hammy American actor (John Turturro) imported for the production, initially presents nothing but headaches and her crew is close to mutiny. Away from the shoot, Margherita tries to hold her life together as her beloved mother’s illness progresses, and her teenage daughter grows ever more distant. 

Mia Madre premiered in the Main Competition of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it won Ecumenical Jury prize while Margherita Buy received the Best Actress prize at Italy’s 2015 Donatello Awards. Characteristically self-reflexive and autobiographical, Moretti’s latest speaks to the poignancy of human transience, how we process loss and how we gain strength through humor.

"Beautifully observed and delicately balanced...this is Moretti at his interpersonal best; intimate, empathetic and intensely humane." - Mark Kermode, The Guardian

"A beautiful, sharp, funny film" - Kent Jones, Film Comment

"Carefully measured and satisfying...the film emerges as a deeply affecting reflection on solitude." - Ela Bittencourt, Slant Magazine

"Fascinating...a rich and incredibly detailed world." - Oliver Lyttelton, The Playlist

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Transpecos

Sep 23 to Sep 26
Friday to Monday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Greg Kwedar - 2016 - 86m - No Matinees

On a remote desert highway a makeshift Border Patrol checkpoint is manned by three agents: Flores (Gabriel Luna): with an uncanny ability to track; Davis (Johnny Simmons): joined the Border Patrol with dreams of romancing señoritas and riding on horseback; Hobbs (Clifton Collins Jr): one of the old guard who believes a college degree can't stop a bullet. It's like most boring days, but soon the contents of one car will change everything. What follows is a journey to uncover the surreal, frightening secrets hidden behind the facade of this lonely outpost. The end of the path may cost them their lives along a border where the line between right and wrong shifts like the desert itself.

“An atmospheric thriller with hardly an ounce of excess fat.” - Andrew Barker, Variety

“With nail-biting precision, Kwedar has crafted Transpecos into a diamond.” - Kahron Spearman, Austin Chronicle

“The filmmaking team is obviously committed and it's a brisk suspenseful 86 minutes. And the acting is really good.” - Nathaniel Rogers, Film Experience

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Best of Fest 1: The NY Int. Children's Film Fest Tour!

Sep 24 to Sep 25
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon ONLY!

2016 - 60 approx. - Mom's Matinee brings a great festival to town! All Seats $5

ONE, TWO, TREE

France – dir. Yulia Aronova - Animation, No Dialogue, 2015, 7 min

It's the story of a tree, a tree like any other. One day, it jumps into a pair of boots and goes off for a walk, inviting everyone to follow.

OCTOPUS

Germany - dir. Julia Ocker - Animation, No Dialogue, 2015, 3.5 min

Baking a cake should be much easier with eight arms, but that’s only if all arms agree on what cake they’re going to make!

ME…JANE

USA – dir. Paul and Sandra Fierlinger - Animation, English, 2014, 9 min

Jane Goodall is renowned for her work with apes in the jungle, but as Patrick McDonnell’s heartwarming tale shows, her curiosity, spirit and sense of adventure started long ago with a toy chimpanzee named Jubliee.

TINY TUNES - FOOD

UK - dir. Andy Martin - Animation, English, 2015, 1 min

Our new favorite band performs a pocket-sized poem about our all-time favorite subject: food!

LOOKS

Germany – dir. Susann Hoffmann - Animation, No Dialogue, 2014, 3 min

A grey lynx doesn’t quite fit into the colorful world around him, and resorts to dark behavior in order to blend in.

MEMORIES OF THE SEA

Brazil/USA – Dir. Thais Drassinower - Live Action, English, 2015, 9 min

Fidel is six years old and has a lot of opinions, but doesn't quite understand the changes happening within his family.

ZOO STORY

Czech Republic – dir. Veronika Zacharova - Animation, No Dialogue, 2015, 4 min

What happens when a little girl who is bored at the zoo suddenly notices a big gorilla?

THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA

USA - dir. Pete List - Animation, English, 2015, 7.5 min

A devious spin on a classic tale of a hungry fox and plump goose, complete with a chorus of concerned little chicks!

PERFECT HOUSEGUEST

USA – dir. Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter - Animation, No Dialogue, 2015, 1.5 min

A house is visited by a clean, organized, well-mannered guest.

AN OBJECT AT REST

USA - dir. Seth Boyden - Animation, No Dialogue, 2015, 5.5 min

A stone will encounter lots of obstacles over the course of a millennium, but is there any greater disruption than that of human civilization?

THE VISITORS

Australia - dir. Philip Watts - Animation, No Dialogue, 2014, 1 min

A man's home is his castle. But not for long...

THE GIRL WHO SPOKE CAT

UK/Poland – dir. Dotty Kultys - Animation, English, 2014, 6 min

A curious girl wants to add some color into her predictable, organized world where there’s a proper way of walking, looking — even eating soup!

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Limo Ride - an unbelievable true tale!

Sep 27 to Sep 29
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Gideon C. Kennedy - 2016 - 84m

A true tale told by those who lived it.

Ten friends tell the unbelievable true story of the New Year none of them would forget – when they hired a limousine at 4am to take them to the beach for the Polar Bear dip. The greatest bar story ever told meets experimental form in the debut feature-length documentary comedy by filmmakers Marcus Rosentrater and Gideon C. Kennedy.

After working all New Year’s Eve in bars and bands, ten friends in Mobile, Alabama meet for their annual tradition – running naked into the Gulf of Mexico on the Florida – Alabama line. When they hire the only limousine service to answer at 4AM, their old custom takes a new turn and veers down a dark path.

Stripped, separated, and stranded in the freezing night, they are left to ask themselves: How far will the bonds of friendship stretch before they snap?

“The movie is the latest collaboration of creative partners Gideon Kennedy and Marcus Rosentrater – filmmakers with a longstanding connection to Mobile. And while the finished product is certainly their brainchild, at its core is the story shared by those who lived and breathed the original experience more than a decade ago. “ — Michael Dumas, AL.com

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Suburbia

Sep 27 to Sep 29
Tuesday to Thursday 6:30pm

Dir. Penelope Spheeris - 1983 - 95m - No Matinees

Featuring live performances by T.S.O.L., The Vandals and D.I. !!

SPECIAL THANKS TO ASTRO ZOMBIES / NOT LIKE YOU RECORDS!!  SOME DOOR PRIZES WILL BE HAPPENING!

Director Penelope Spheeris study of the Los Angeles punk rock scene in the early 1980s. Evan and his younger brother leave their broken home in an attempt to escape their alcoholic mother. They fall in with The Rejected (aka T.R.), a group of punks who live as squatters in an abandoned home by the side of the highway. With T.R., the boys find a new family. But their newfound family will be tested when they become the target of Citizens Against Crime, a group of unhappy suburbanites. 

“It still shows enormous empathy and sensitivity in capturing the angst and alienation of American youth, making it seem both rooted in a specific time and place and strangely timeless.” - Nathan Rabin, AV Club

“Penelope Spheeris's Suburbia is a clear- eyed, compassionate melodrama about a bunch of young dropouts who call themselves ''The Rejected'' or, for short, the TR’s.” - Vincent Canby, New York Times

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Ixcanul

Sep 30 to Oct 3
Friday to Monday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jayro Bustamante - 2016 - 91m - Guatemala / France - In Spanish with English subtitles - No matinees

Guatemala's entry for the Academy Awards, Best Foreign Language Film & Winner Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival 2015

The brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. Immersing us in its characters' customs and beliefs, Ixcanul chronicles with unblinking realism, a disappearing tradition and a disappearing people.

**** (Four stars) "A fascinating blend of modernity and ritual." -The Guardian

"A powerful and highly accomplished debut deserving recognition. Moreover, with its social realist focus on Guatemala’s contemporary Mayan population, it offers a portrait of a largely unseen community refreshingly free of exoticism (the remarkable unprofessional cast helped co-write the script). -Filmmaker Magazine

"Jayro Bustamante’s Ixcanul was a genuine discovery, as this is not only the director’s first feature, but also the first film made in the Kaqchikel Mayan language..." -Senses of Cinema

"Bustamante’s film is downright Herzogian (far more than Herzog’s own “Queen of the Desert”) in its surfeit of physical detail, observed ritual and looming clash of civilizations." -Variety

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Multiple Maniacs - John Waters restored, re-released 1970 classic!!

Sep 30 to Oct 1
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. John Waters - 1970 - 96m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation - $8 general / $6 students with i.d.s

John Waters’ gloriously grotesque, unavailable-for-decades second feature comes to theaters at long last, replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema’s most memorably blasphemous moments. Made on a shoestring budget in Baltimore, with Waters taking on nearly every technical task, this gleeful mockery of the peace-and-love ethos of its era features the Cavalcade of Perversion, a traveling show put on by a troupe of misfits whose shocking proclivities are topped only by those of their leader: the glammer-than-glam, larger-than-life Divine, who’s out for blood after discovering her lover’s affair. Starring Waters’ beloved regular cast the Dreamlanders (including David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey, and Cookie Mueller), Multiple Maniacs is an anarchist masterwork from an artist who has doggedly tested the limits of taste for decades.

"Can only be compared to Todd Browning's FREAKS" - Los Angeles Free Press

"The Pope of Trash" - William Burroughs

"Even the garbage is too good a place for it" - Maryland Board of Censors

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Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story

Sep 30 to Oct 3
Friday to Monday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Keith Maitland - 2016 - 96m

Packed wall to wall with the greatest music from Texas and beyond, with performances from Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ray Charles, Beck, Alabama Shakes, and Radiohead, A SONG FOR YOU: THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS STORY is music to the ears of fans everywhere. This film highlights the PBS series’ evolution, proving that after 40 years, ACL is more relevant now than ever before. Featuring interviews with dozens of artists and fans, and untold insights from long-time producer Terry Lickona, A SONG FOR YOU transcends the TV show and gives audiences a front-row seat and backstage pass to the greatest performances of the longest running music show in television history.

“An entertaining tribute to the longest-running music show in American TV history.” -  Joe Leydon, Variety

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I Am Me: Understanding the Intersections of Gender, Sexuality, and Identity

Oct 1
Saturday 11 a.m.

2016 - 42m approx - FREE

A NEW MEXICO COMMUNITIES OF CARE, SOUTHWEST GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL AND NEW MEXICO SAFE SCHOOLS INITIATIVE SPECIAL PRESENTATION!

An educational training video that explores the challenges that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, etc. (LGBTQ+) young people face, and how adults can be supportive allies.  

The 42-minute video defines the concepts of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, and provides an in-depth picture of how LGBTQ+ young people are marginalized in their everyday lives and the serious outcomes they face as a result. With personal stories from LGBTQ+ young people and adult advocates woven throughout, the main theme of adult allyship is exemplified through LGBTQ+ youth sharing how they need to be supported, as well as a helpful checklist at the end of the video on how to participate in acts of allyship for LGBTQ+ youth. 

As a companion to the video, a 36-page LGBTQ+ Resource Guide provides further information on concepts covered in the video, as well as local, national, and online resources. Additionally, the accompanying Screening Toolkit guides individuals wanting to screen this educational resource in their workplaces and communities

I Am Me and the accompanying toolkits were created by Communities of Care, a project of the New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department, in partnership with 12fps and Prevention at Play.

The I Am Me video, LGBTQ+ Resource Guide, and Screening Toolkit are available FREE online at http://www.nmsoc.org/cocvideos.html. 

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Racing Extinction

Oct 1
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Louie Psihoyos - 2015 - 90m - All Seats $7

RGCSL SpiritBound Bookstore SPECIAL PRESENTATION!  AN OPEN POST-SCREENING DISCUSSION WILL BE LED BY LOUIE MARTINEZ!

Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists intent on showing the world never-before-seen images that expose issues of endangered species and mass extinction.

This free screening will be an opportunity to learn about the global threat posed by wildlife trafficking and motivate attendees to help protect imperiled species throughout North America and the world.

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CHIP LORD: Greetings From Amarillo

Oct 2
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Chip Lord - 2016 - 75m approx. - Chip Lord and Hayden Pedigo in person! in person! All Seats $8

A BASEMENT FILMS PRESENTATION!

Chip Lord has partnered with Hayden Pedigo, a young musician and native of Amarillo, TX, to produce a video portrait of the wind-swept landscape of Amarillo that begins and ends at Cadillac Ranch.

Preceded by Cadillac Ranch 1974-1994, Lord’s own documentary shot at the  20th anniversary party for Cadillac Ranch.

Hayden Pedigo will be playing live accompaniment on acoustic guitar to Greetings from Amarillo.

About Chip Lord -  a media artist who as a member of Ant Farm [1968-1978]  produced the video art classics Media Burn and The Eternal Frame. Since 1980 he has worked independently producing video installations and single channel video art works. His work straddles documentary and experimental genres, often mixing the two, and has been shown widely at film and video festivals and in Museums. In 2005 a survey of his work was shown at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arts Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain. His project Movie Map, which includes photographs of San Francisco neighborhood cinemas was shown at the Rena Bransten Gallery in 2003 and in the group exhibition, AUTO,SUEÑO Y MATERIA in Gijon and Madrid, Spain in 2009. Currently in partnership with Bruce Tomb and Curtis Schreier he has produced a new interactive sculpture, Ant Farm Media Van v.08 [Time Capsule] which was commissioned by SFMOMA and shown there in “The Art Of Participation: 1950 to Now”, 2008. He is Professor Emeratus in Film & Digital Media at U.C. Santa Cruz.

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An Art That Nature Makes: Photographer Rosamond Purcell

Oct 4 to Oct 6
Tuesday to Thursday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Molly Bernstein - 2016 - 75m

ALSO PLAYS OCTOBER 25th AND OCTOBER 26th TOO !

Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed a body of work that has garnered international acclaim, graced the pages of National Geographic and over 20 published books, and has attracted admirers such as Jonathan Safran Foer, Errol Morris and Stephen Jay Gould. AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world – from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull – offering insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking imagery.

"Illuminating...certainly haunting, but too beautiful to be morbid." - NEW YORK TIMES

"An excellent cinematic presentation of Purcell's mesmerizing photographs" - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Mesmerizing...Spur[s] us to view time and mortality from new and unusual angles.” - YAHO

"Photographer Rosamond Purcell On Her Fascination With Conjoined Twins" - INDIEWIRE

"The 'Duchess of Disintegration and Decay' Gets a Documentary" - THE CREATORS PROJECT

"1 of 9 art events to attend in New York City" - ART NEWS

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Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

Oct 4 to Oct 6
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 8:15

Dir. Pieter van Huystee - 2016 - 89m - Netherlands - English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian with English subtitles

ALSO PLAYS OCTOBER 25th AND OCTOBER 26th TOO!

In 2016, the Noordbrabants Museum in the Dutch city of Den Bosch held a special exhibition devoted to the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who died 500 years ago. This late-medieval artist lived his entire life in the city, causing uproar with his fantastical and utterly unique paintings in which hell and the devil always played a prominent role. In preparation for the exhibition, a team of Dutch art historians crisscrosses the globe to unravel the secrets of his art. They use special infrared cameras to examine the sketches beneath the paint, in the hope of discovering more about the artist's intentions. They also attempt to establish which of the paintings can be attributed with certainty to Bosch himself, and which to his pupils or followers. The experts shuttle between Den Bosch, Madrid and Venice, cutting their way through the art world's tangle of red tape, in a battle against the obstacle of countless egos and conflicting interests. Not every museum is prepared to allow access to their precious art works.

“FASCINATING. Bosch’s images aresurreal, crazy, violent, sinister, astounding. They can make your eyes pop open in disturbed wonder. (The film) brings us literally closer to Bosch’s images than one could probably get in almost any museum… (it) offers a true immersion in his artistry.”  – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

“(Bosch’s) paintings, teeming with demons, creatures worthy of H.G. Wells’s ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ and surreal amalgams of all sorts, still strike awe… It’s a measure of Bosch’s imaginative genius that the imagery in works like The Garden of Earthly Delights outstrips in boldness many of the extreme digital fantasies in Hollywood horror films.” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“An enthralling art detective story and a fascinating history lesson. There is not one boring moment in its 89 minute running time. There might not have been Dali or Geiger if it weren’t for Bosch. It’s a real delight to see his work up-close and personal, blown up on the big screen. Engrossing. A great watch.” – Dustin Chang, Screen Anarchy

“The art museum is a multitudinous place of discovery in HIERONYMUS BOSCH: TOUCHED BY THE DEVIL. The doc is no mere appreciation piece, nor an advertisement for the sanctity or edifying calm of the museum space. Instead, it showcases the mechanism behind the exhibit that places curatorial efforts into fascinating light.” – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine

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The 14th Annual Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Oct 7 to Oct 16
Friday to the following Sunday

2016 - A Closet Cinema Production! NO REGULAR GUILD PASSES WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT!!

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT SELF SERVE TOYS SOON!  STAY TUNED!

NOTE:  "DAY OF" (SAME DAY) ADVANCE TICKETS WILL WILL BE AVAILABLE ONE HOUR BEFORE SHOWTIME ON THEIR RESPECTIVE DAYS AT OUR BOX OFFICE OFFICE. 

TICKET ADMISSION - $10 General Admission / $8 SWGLFF members / $35 four movie punch card / $65 eight movie punch card / $100 full movie festival pass for all screenings.  For more info click here

The only event of its kind in New Mexico! Since its founding in 2003 and celebrating its 14th solid year, SWGLFF has presented more than 400 films and has grown to be one of the state's largest festivals, highlighting a rich diversity of gay, lesbian and transgender culture.

CLOSET CINEMA is an Albuquerque based nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing queer cinema in an attempt to highlight the richness of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience. They serve our diverse communities by producing the Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and other events.

FULL LINEUP T.B.A. CHECK WITH THE SOUTHWEST GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL WEBSITE

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Malibu Road - a time trip/head trip indie!

Oct 17 to Oct 19
Monday to Wednesday 4:00, 8:45

Dir. Montgomery Markland - 2016 - 93m

Starring Jessica Jade Andres, Michael Andricopoulos and Lillian Solange Beaudoin!

Dr. Raymond Forrester, professor of psychology at UCLA, takes student and Hollywood starlet Dorothy Crowder to a Malibu hotel of questionable reputation. The two ingest LSD, sent in a mysterious package to Forrester, and become some of the first Americans to go on a psychedelic experience. The experience takes a turn for the deadly during New Year's Eve 1960 and now the duo must rediscover reality or be trapped in an endless cycle of sex, drugs and murder in 'paradise.'

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We Are Young, We Are Strong

Oct 17 to Oct 19
Monday to Wednesday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Burhan Qurbani - 2015 - 123m - Germany - In Germany with English subtitles - ALL SEATS ONLY $3

A UNM Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures - German - Sponsored event!  Presented with the support of the Goethe-InstitutGI

BONUS!  DIRECTOR IN PERSON!!

On 24th August 1992 in the eastern German city of Rostock a rampaging mob, to the applause and cheering of more than 3,000 bystanders, besieged and set fire to a residential building containing, among others, more than 120 Vietnamese men, women and children on what has since become known as "The Night of the Fire." The riots became a symbol for xenophobia in the just recently reunited Germany. This film recounts the incident from the perspectives of three very different characters. Lien is a Vietnamese woman who settled in Germany, but at the end of the day she will be fighting for her life wondering if the place she called home could ever be one for her. Stefan and his friends are part of the night's violent turmoil. Young and angry, bored during the daytime, they look forward to the nightly riots and clashes with the police and foreigners. Unable to cope with his grief at the loss of a friend, Stefan gets lost in a circle of violence. Stefan's father Martin is an ambitious local politician, trapped in a dilemma: does he advance his career or stand up for his ideals and take responsibility, which includes that for his son?

“Qurbani’s film is, on the most basic level, a revelatory glimpse of recent history with a strong sense of the sociopolitical setting. He gets the dangerous plasticity of alienated youth.” - Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

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The Creeping Garden - special encore hosted by STEM!

Oct 20
Thursday 4pm 6pm, 8:15pm

Dir. Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp - 2015 - 82m - UK

A STEM-UNM SPECIAL PRESENTATION!  POSSIBLE PANEL DISCUSSION FOR SELECT SHOWS, MORE DETAILS T.B.A.!

“One of the year’s most original and bizarre documentaries.  A pioneering and at times hypnotic crawl through a largely uncharted realm. Ultimately, the film is as enigmatic, unique and fascinating as its subject matter, almost beyond categorization, but filled with an insatiable child-like sense of wonder.” – James Marsh, Twitchfilm   

A real life science fiction movie exploring a world creeping right beneath our feet, where time and space are magnified and intelligence redefined.

The Creeping Garden is a feature length creative documentary exploring the work of fringe scientists, mycologists and artists, and their relationship with the extraordinary plasmodial slime mould.

The slime mould is being used to explore biological-inspired design, emergence theory, unconventional computing and robot controllers, much of which borders on the world of science fiction.

But as well as exploring the slime mould in the lab, the film also travels out into the wild, hunting for the organisms in their natural habitat.

Co-directed by artist film-maker Tim Grabham and writer and film curator Jasper Sharp, the film follows in the unconventional footsteps of Grabham’s previous feature ‘KanZeOn’ and Sharps fascination with the extended world of mycology.

With an original soundtrack composed by celebrated musician and producer Jim O’Rourke (Sonic Youth, Werner Herzog’s ‘Grizzly Man’) this is a unique exploration into a hitherto untapped subject matter, observing and immersing the audience into the worlds of the observers and the observed.

“Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp’s uncanny documentary “The Creeping Garden” has a way of growing on you… a surprising investigation of perception, thought and life itself.” - Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times

“A highly entertaining film… Bridging the gap between documentary and a genre film, this might be the most fun you’ll have learning all year.’ - Andrew Parker, Toronto Film Scene

“A documentary that successfully challenges everything we thought we knew about life on earth. The result is both fascinating and discomforting.” - Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews

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Little Men

Oct 21 to Oct 24
Friday to Monday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Ira Sachs - 2016 - 85m - No Matinees

When 13-year-old Jake's (Theo Taplitz) grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan back into his father's old Brooklyn home. There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony (Michael Barbieri), whose single mother Leonor (Paulina Garcia), a dressmaker from Chile, runs the shop downstairs. Soon, Jake's parents Brian (Greg Kinnear) and Kathy (Jennifer Ehle) -- one, a struggling actor, the other, a psychotherapist -- ask Leonor to sign a new, steeper lease on her store. For Leonor, the proposed new rent is untenable, and a feud ignites between the adults. At first, Jake and Tony don't seem to notice; the two boys, so different on the surface, begin to develop a formative kinship as they discover the pleasures of being young in Brooklyn. Jake aspires to be an artist, while Tony wants to be an actor, and they have dreams of going to the same prestigious arts high school together. But the children can't avoid the problems of their parents forever, and soon enough, the adult conflict intrudes upon the borders of their friendship. 

Directed by Ira Sachs (LOVE IS STRANGE, KEEP THE LIGHTS ON, FORTY SHADES OF BLUE) with his trademark humanism and insight, LITTLE MEN highlights the New York City landscape with a story of life-defining friendships in the midst of familial turmoil.

“TRULY AN EXHILARATING GIFT. Funny, touching and vital, it’s a serious pleasure. IT’S TIME TO REALIZE THAT IRA SACHS IS A MODERN MASTER.” --Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“IRA SACHS IS A GREAT NEW YORK FILMMAKER.” – Robert Levin, AM New York

“A gentle, intelligent oasis in this summer of heated name-calling.” – Sara Stewart, NY Post

“MOVIES THIS GOOD DON’T COME AROUND OFTEN ENOUGH ANYMORE. A quiet stunner. It just sneaks up and wallops you.” – Stephen Rebello, Playboy

“CRITIC’S PICK.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times

“QUIETLY DEVASTATING. Had me wiping away my own tears.” – David Edelstein, New York Magazine 

“**** GRAND AND MOVING. Beautifully poignant.” – Lindsay Bahr, AP

“A simple story that feels rich and honest from any perspective. There’s one dazzling extended take that, in terms of spectacle, embarrasses every other movie this summer.” – Kevin P. Sullivan, Entertainment Weekly

“A TENDER CHARMER. A showcase scene set in an acting class dazzles so much that I applauded at my screening.” – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

“Two young actors lift this perfectly balanced drama into sublime territory.” – Ben Dickinson, Elle

“**** It impresses you with its quiet, confident maturity.” – Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out NY

“A moving feature that hits hard, thanks to wonderful performances and the kind of emotion that’s hard to fake.” – Kate Erbland, Indiewire

“AN ACHINGLY TENDER GEM. The two boys are extraordinary. There is so much poignancy and poetic power that it's devastating.” – Dennis Dermody, Paper

“A film as fleeting as a summer afternoon, and as pregnant with possibilities.” – Matt Brennan, Slant

“LUMINOUS. BIG-HEARTED FILMMAKING. If Martin Scorsese was the quintessential auteur of New York in the 1970s and ’80s, and Spike Lee that of New York in the late ’80s and ’90s, then Ira Sachs is gradually becoming the quintessential auteur of today’s New York” – Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine

“A gem. Tenderly observed. Brimming with truths about modern life.” – Peter Debruge, Variety

“FIVE STARS. Achingly humane. Deeply Moving. The cumulative effect is heart-rending.” – Nigel Smith, The Guardian

“Beautiful. Ranks among Ira Sachs’ best films. The performances are impeccable.” – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

“I fell in love with it. A finely calibrated, intelligent movie.” – Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair

“Pulls heartstrings with its gentle, deeply human story. It hits hard, thanks to wonderful performances and the kind of emotion that’s hard to fake.” – Kate Erbland, Indiewire

“Adolescent devotion is rarely depicted this delicately.” Matthew Jacobs , Huffington Post

“Ira Sachs isn’t just a terrific filmmaker; he’s a great New York filmmaker.” – Robert Levin, AM New York

"Real, and funny and wrenching all at once. LITTLE MEN gathers force as it goes." – Bob Mondello, NPR 

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Long Way North

Oct 21 to Oct 24
Friday to Monday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Remi Chaye - 2016 - 81m - France & Denmark

Audience award winner at Annecy and COLCOA !

Award-winning LONG WAY NORTH is an enchanting animated feature beautifully crafted by the filmmakers behind ERNEST & CELESTINE (writer and production company), SONG OF THE SEA & THE SECRET OF KELLS.  Director Remi Chaye’s exquisitely animated tale follows a young heroine persevering through a physical and emotional journey to find her grandfather and his great ship.  

“Lovely use of block colour gives the film a travel-poster look, and the North Pole sections are atmospheric, all tumbling ice-cliffs and turquoise glaciers.” - Kate Stable, Total Film

“The characterisation is particularly strong: the goal-driven, hard-working, clever and brave Sasha ultimately wins over even the most hard-hearted of navvies.” - Tara Brady, Irish Times

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Time as Money - a doc on time banking!

Oct 22
Saturday 1pm

Dir. Lenore Eklund - 2014 - 71m - No Matinees

AN ABQ HOURS EXCHANGE SPECIAL PRESENTATION!

From small town neighborhoods to cities, the shift in the economy and continued financial struggles are having an adverse effect on communities and creating devastating isolation for its inhabitants.

While lying in a hospital bed after a major heart attack, Edgar Cahn, a civil rights lawyer and speech writer for Robert Kennedy, was feeling helpless - similar to the disenfranchised and unemployed. This experience gave him the idea to create a new system of money as a tool to connect people and neighbors called Time Dollars. With this new idea several individuals begin forming time banks in their neighborhoods. The word spreads fast as people are hungry for this new way of exchange that doesn't involve cash, but instead taps into the capacity of their local community. Living with this new complimentary currency, time bankers discover the power of networking with their neighbors. With using the time dollars as currency, members bring improvement to their personal lives. This spirit of improvement grows into the greater community with larger-scaled time bank projects. Time bankers become part of the larger community projects giving them ownership in the effort and empowering them to give direction in their community. City officials and policy makers start to realize the positive differences in their areas and give recognition to the contribution that time banks are making.

With all the popularity that time banks have achieved, the uncertainty of longevity after an economic upturn comes into question on whether or not people still need time banks when money is no longer scarce. However, time bankers have realized the connection to neighbors and the bonds with their community are more valuable than the money saved. Edgar Cahn, in his campaign for a collective force for system change, visits Los Angeles where time bank leaders from across the nation converge to learn from each other and organize a national advocacy voice.

This film was made using no federal dollars.  It was funded with time dollars and the abundance of the time bank community!

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Milking The Rhino

Oct 23
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. David E. Simpson - 2008 - 54m

A DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE SPECIAL PRESENTATION!

Milking the Rhino examines the deepening conflict between humans and animals in an ever-shrinking world. It is the first major documentary to explore wildlife conservation from the perspective of people who live with wild animals. Shot in some of the world’s most magnificent locales, Rhino offers complex, intimate portraits of rural Africans at the forefront of community-based conservation: a revolution that is turning poachers into preservationists and local people into the stewards of their land.

ALSO! - BioPark staff will be at the Guild before the film starts and then across the street at the Tractor Brewery afterwards to discuss their African wildlife conservation programs. Come have a cold beer, ask questions and learn more!

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An Art That Nature Makes: Photographer Rosamond Purcell

Oct 25 to Oct 26
Tuesday and Wednesday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Molly Bernstein - 2016 - 75m

Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed a body of work that has garnered international acclaim, graced the pages of National Geographic and over 20 published books, and has attracted admirers such as Jonathan Safran Foer, Errol Morris and Stephen Jay Gould. AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world – from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull – offering insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking imagery.

"Illuminating...certainly haunting, but too beautiful to be morbid." - NEW YORK TIMES

"An excellent cinematic presentation of Purcell's mesmerizing photographs" - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Mesmerizing...Spur[s] us to view time and mortality from new and unusual angles.” - YAHOO

"Photographer Rosamond Purcell On Her Fascination With Conjoined Twins" - INDIEWIRE

"The 'Duchess of Disintegration and Decay' Gets a Documentary" - THE CREATORS PROJECT

1 of 9 art events to attend in New York City - ART NEWS

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Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

Oct 25 to Oct 26
Tuesday and Wednesday 4:30, 8:15

Dir. Pieter van Huystee - 2016 - 89m - Netherlands - English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian with English subtitles

In 2016, the Noordbrabants Museum in the Dutch city of Den Bosch held a special exhibition devoted to the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who died 500 years ago. This late-medieval artist lived his entire life in the city, causing uproar with his fantastical and utterly unique paintings in which hell and the devil always played a prominent role. In preparation for the exhibition, a team of Dutch art historians crisscrosses the globe to unravel the secrets of his art. They use special infrared cameras to examine the sketches beneath the paint, in the hope of discovering more about the artist's intentions. They also attempt to establish which of the paintings can be attributed with certainty to Bosch himself, and which to his pupils or followers. The experts shuttle between Den Bosch, Madrid and Venice, cutting their way through the art world's tangle of red tape, in a battle against the obstacle of countless egos and conflicting interests. Not every museum is prepared to allow access to their precious art works.

“FASCINATING. Bosch’s images aresurreal, crazy, violent, sinister, astounding. They can make your eyes pop open in disturbed wonder. (The film) brings us literally closer to Bosch’s images than one could probably get in almost any museum… (it) offers a true immersion in his artistry.”  – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

“(Bosch’s) paintings, teeming with demons, creatures worthy of H.G. Wells’s ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ and surreal amalgams of all sorts, still strike awe… It’s a measure of Bosch’s imaginative genius that the imagery in works like The Garden of Earthly Delights outstrips in boldness many of the extreme digital fantasies in Hollywood horror films.” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“An enthralling art detective story and a fascinating history lesson. There is not one boring moment in its 89 minute running time. There might not have been Dali or Geiger if it weren’t for Bosch. It’s a real delight to see his work up-close and personal, blown up on the big screen. Engrossing. A great watch.” – Dustin Chang, Screen Anarchy

“The art museum is a multitudinous place of discovery in HIERONYMUS BOSCH: TOUCHED BY THE DEVIL. The doc is no mere appreciation piece, nor an advertisement for the sanctity or edifying calm of the museum space. Instead, it showcases the mechanism behind the exhibit that places curatorial efforts into fascinating light.” – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine

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Paolo Soleri: Beyond Form - A Free AIA Movie Night Special

Oct 27
Thursday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Aimee Madsen - 2014 - 80m - An AIA Albuquerque movie night! Free but seating is limited so you must pick up a ticket first!

FREE Tickets are available at our box office beginning at 6pm the day of - Seating is limited - TWO TICKETS PER PERSON, PLEASE!

BONUS!  THE DIRECTOR & ONE OF THE PRODUCERS WILL BE IN PERSON FOR TALK & DISCUSSION!

“Genre and ground-breaking architect Paolo Soleri remains largely unknown outside of architectural circles, but his legacy as an artist, builder and urban theorist is staggering. Narrated by actor-activist Peter Coyote, Aimee Madsen’s documentary takes a close look at Soleri’s origins and lifelong labor of love–the futuristic city of Arcosanti which Soleri sets in the unforgiving desert outside Phoenix, Arizona. Inspiring a near cultlike following rivaled only by the passionate devotees of the architectural giant Frank Lloyd Wright, Soleri’s city continues to grow piece-by-piece long after the death of its creator. Soleri is the most interesting architect you’ve never heard of.” - Herb Stratford (program director Napa Valley Film Festival

“Soleri’s life and work have been memorialized in a beautiful and soulful film.” - Taz Loomans

“The film has humor, beauty and spectacular cinematography!” - Steve Weiss

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Porches and Private Eyes

Oct 27
Thursday 4:30, 9:15 ONLY!

Dir. Travis Mills - 2016 - 90m - DIRECTOR IN PERSON!

PORCHES AND PRIVATE EYES tells the story of three women in the small town of Brookhaven, Mississippi whose gossip circle turns to amateur detective work when an old man in town disappears. The film is a comedy/murder-mystery in the style of The Burbs or Clue dipped in Southern culture like Fried Green Tomatoes or Steel Magnolias. 

The film features actors Lynn Forney, Marlene Cupit and Elise McMurry.

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The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck

Oct 28 to Oct 31
Friday to Monday 6pm, 8:15

Dir. Roman Polanski - 1967 - 107m - HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Who says Vampires are no laughing matter? Director Roman Polanski hilariously spoofs the horror genre with this tale of bumbling vampire hunters and the beautiful young object of their rescue attempts--who is quite happy being undead.

“The film amiably runs through all the standbys associated with vampire movies, putting a personal and goofy spin on most of them.” - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

“Funny and scary, this is vintage Polanski.” - Kim Newman, Empire Magazine

“Lustrous caricature of Hammer frights.” - Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

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The Monster Squad

Oct 28 to Oct 30
Friday 10:30pm, Saturday 12 Noon, 10:30pm, Sunday 12 Noon

Dir. Fred Dekker - 1987 - 83m - Noon screenings $5 / 10:30pm shows $8 general / $6 students

AN ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS AND A MOM'S MATINEE SPECIAL!!

Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Our heroes - the Monster Squad (a group of pre-teens!) are the only ones daring to stand in their way!  Like the GOONIES and THE LOST BOYS, this is a kid's movie at heart with some great special effects by the legendary Stan Winston!

"Packs an enormous entertainment wallop.  Very hip humor and a genuine scare." - Rex Reed

" ... a lotta fun, a "Monster" movie that will delight Horror-haters and Horror-lovers alike." - Hollywood Reporter

“Dekker plays around imaginatively with the genre while delivering several nice touches.” - Derek Adams, Time Out

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Bride Of Frankenstein

Oct 29 to Oct 30
Saturday and Sunday 4pm ONLY!

Dir. James Whale - 1935 - 75m - ALL SEATS JUST $5

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB EVENT!  A HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY FRANK CULLEN!!

In one of the most popular horror films of all time, The Bride of Frankenstein, Boris Karloff reprises his role as the silver screen’s most misunderstood monster who now longs for a mate. Continuing exactly where the original left off, the critically acclaimed sequel introduces Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger) as a deranged scientist who forces Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) to help him create a companion for the monster. Once again directed by James Whale and adapted from Mary Shelley’s classic novel, the sequel features outstanding makeup and special effects, instantly making the Bride of Frankenstein (Elsa Lanchester) one of the most recognizable monsters of all time.

“Whale's most perfectly realised movie, a delight from start to finish.” - Geoff Andrew. Time Out

“Another astonishing chapter in the career of the Monster.” - Frank S. Nugent, New York Times

“A must for anyone with even a passing interest in horror, this not only confirms Karloff as a master of the genre, but also shows, more than any of Whale's subsequent films, the influence of his vision.” - Film4

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