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Cat In The Brain - The Fulci shocker restored!

Jul 1 to Jul 2
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Lucio Fulci - 1990 - 95m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special presentation! $8 General / $6 students with valid i.d.s

Acclaimed Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci, director of ZOMBIE and THE BEYOND, stars in this blood-soaked epic as a director being driven insane by his own movies. Fulci is thrust into an ultra-violent nightmare of death and depravity where murder and madness consume his sanity in a vortex of violence. CAT IN THE BRAIN is a psychological masterpiece in the tradition of such cinematic classics as PSYCHO, STRAIT-JACKET, ERASERHEAD and Fellini’s 8 1/2.

“A shattering exposition of gore, mutilation and sordid sex, certain to satisfy the sick set. A MASTERPIECE!” – David F. Friedman, legendary producer of BLOOD FEAST and ILSA, SHE WOLF OF THE S.S.

“Chainsaw eviscerations, decapitations, piano-wire throat slashings, intestines being fed to ravenous pigs, eye-gougings, masses of T&A, graphic knifings, tongue-rippings…all and much more are present and correct. And I mean much more! FOUR STARS!” – Chas. Balun’s Deep Red

“Chainsaw mayhem, cannibalism, lusty Nazis, steak tartar, blood and gore – all rounded off with some highly amusing offbeat antics by the great man himself. What more could a horror fan ask for? A great film.” – Alan Simpson, SGM Film Review

“CAT IN THE BRAIN remains my favorite of Lucio Fulci’s movies.” – David J. Schow

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L'Attesa

Jul 1 to Jul 4
Friday to Monday 3:00, 8:15

Dir. Piero Messina - 2016 - 110m - Italy/France - In French and Italian with english subtitles

Stunningly shot and deeply resonant, L’ATTESA heralds the arrival of a talented new voice. With Sicily as his backdrop, Piero Messina (assistant director on Paolo Sorrentino’s THE GREAT BEAUTY) navigates a range of emotions in telling the strange, irresistible story of the relationship between two women from different generations. Academy Award®-winner Juliette Binoche stars as Anna, who is meeting her son Giuseppe’s French girlfriend, Jeanne (Lou de Laâge), in the lead up to Easter festivities. Young and enchanting, Jeanne arrived with excitement before Giuseppe, whose continued delays and lack of presence cast a dark, mysterious shadow over the household. Why is Giuseppe not here and when will he appear? As Anna and Jeanne wait, they grow closer than either imagined they would, despite the secrets they’re harboring from one another.

"Beautifully composed." - Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily

"[A] cinematically dazzling debut." - Peter Debruge, Variety

"Impeccably performed." - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

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Sunset Song

Jul 1 to Jul 4
Friday to Monday 5:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Terence Davies - 2016 - 135m - Scotland/UK - No Matinees

Sunset Song is Terence Davies’ intimate epic of hope, tragedy and love at the dawning of the Great War. A young woman’s endurance against the hardships of rural Scottish life, based on the novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, told with gritty poetic realism by Britain’s greatest living auteur. The film takes place during the early years of the twentieth century, with the conflicts and choices a young woman experiences reflecting the struggle between tradition and change; a struggle that continues to resonate today. Set in a rural community, Sunset Song is driven by the young heroine Chris and her intense passion for life, for the unsettling Ewan and for the unforgiving land. The First World War reaches out from afar, bringing the modern world to bear on the community in the harshest possible way, yet in a final moment of grace, Chris endures, now a woman of remarkable strength who is able to draw from the ancient land in looking to the future. Sunset Song is at once epic in emotional scale and deeply romantic at its core, given power by Terence Davies’ unflinching poetic realism.

“SUPERB. SENSUAL AND GLOWINGLY LYRICAL. A grand-scale melodrama compressed into the quietly burning point of a single soul.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“A LUMINOUS PERFORMANCE by Agyness Deyn” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“FOUR STARS. STIRRING AND GORGEOUS. The sheer visual grandeur sweeps you along.” – Tom Huddleston, Time Out

“VISUALLY STUNNING, EMOTIONALLY ENGROSSING.” – Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

“A TOUR DE FORCE.” – David D’Arcy, Screen Daily

“FIVE STARS. IT’S MAGICAL.” – Nigel Andrews, The Financial Times

“Beautifully made and deeply felt.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“Filled with lovely moments. It’s impossible to take your eyes off the earthy-while ethereal Deyn.” – Tom Long, The Detroit News

“Deyn gives a vivid performance—whenever she steps out into the wider world, the movie soars.” – J.R. Jones, The Chicago Reader

“Davies’s long-delayed passion project finally reaches our screens. It has been worth the wait.” – Mark Kermode, The Observer

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Nafay's Casino and Cabaret theater show fundraiser

Jul 2
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Ranee Lovato - 2016 - 100m approx - ALL SEATS $10

Nafay's Casino and Cabaret is a multimedia production that transports you to 1950's Egypt to experience the movies, music and dancing at a time when Cairo held the imagination of audiences around the world rivaling the likes of Paris, London, New York and Hollywood. On screen, you will be treated to scenes from celebrated Egyptian cinema. On the stage you will be enchanted by performances from some of New Mexico's top dancers portraying the Golden Age of Belly Dance. The Golden Age began in the 1930's and ended in 1959. Egyptian films flourished at this time, and many of the dancers became actresses on the silver screen. Proceeds from this screening will help fund the 2017 theatrical production of Nafay's Casino and Cabaret.

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Tickled

Jul 5 to Jul 6
Tuesday and Wednesday 3:15, 8:45pm

Dir. David Farrier & Dylan Reeve - 2016 - 92m

ALSO PLAYING TUESDAY JULY 19 TO THURSDAY JULY 21! 

BONUS!  SELECT SHOWS TO FEATURE A POST-SCREENING DISCUSSION BY JULIAN A WOLF, LOCAL SEXPERT, ACTIVIST AND BOARD MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL COALITION FOR SEXUAL FREEDOM (NCSF).  MORE DETAILS T.B.A.

After stumbling upon a bizarre “competitive endurance tickling” video online, wherein young men are paid to be tied up and tickled, reporter David Farrier reaches out to request a story from the company. But the reply he receives is shocking—the sender mocks Farrier's sexual orientation and threatens extreme legal action should he dig any deeper. So, like any good journalist confronted by a bully, he does just the opposite: he travels to the hidden tickling facilities in Los Angeles and uncovers a vast empire, known for harassing and harming the lives of those who protest their involvement in these films. The more he investigates, the stranger it gets, discovering secret identities and criminal activity.

Discovering the truth becomes Farrier’s obsession, despite increasingly sinister threats and warnings. With humor and determination, Farrier and co-director Dylan Reeve summon up every resource available to get to the bottom of this tickling worm hole.

“You’re going to love it. What begins as a profile of a quirky subculture becomes an online mystery-horror thriller, in which the bogeyman is everywhere.” – Logan Hill, Esquire

“CAPTIVATING AND JAW-DROPPING. A fascinating, stranger-than-fiction exposé.” - Sheri Linden. The Hollywood Reporter

“A humorously titillating entry hook that soon gives way to engrossing conspiracy-thriller” – Justin Chang, Variety

“A surprisingly tense and increasingly weird detective story. Compelling, alternately painful and funny and deeply sad.” – Lee Marshall, Screen Daily

“A must-see documentary. Tickled is not at all what it seems. A secret world full of villains and victims, power and deceit, and shocks and surprises—you just can’t make this stuff up.” – Kevin Polowy, Yahoo Movies

“A terrific bit of investigative filmmaking — Errol Morris filtered through ‘Too Many Cooks’” – Tommy Cook, Collider

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Yarn

Jul 5 to Jul 6
Tuesday and Wednesday 5:15, 7:00

Dir. Una Lorenzen - 2016 - 76m - Iceland - In many languages with English subtitles

ALSO PLAYING TUESDAY JULY 19 TO THURSDAY JULY 21!

BONUS!  OUR GOOD NEIGHBORS THE YARN STORE AT NOB HILL TO INTRODUCE AND TALK AT SELECT SHOWS!

The traditional crafts of crochet and knitting have become one of the hottest movements in modern art. We follow a few International artists and knitters as they bring yarn to the streets and into our lives in new ways. Starting in Iceland, this quirky and thought-provoking film takes us on a colourful and global journey as we discover how yarn connects us all.

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Pass Thru

Jul 7
Thursday 6:30, 8:30

Dir. Neil Breen - 2015 - 90m - A NEIL BREEN FILMS, LLC SPECIAL PRESENTATION! ALL SEATS $8, NO MATINEES

THE NEWEST FROM THE WRITER AND DIRECTOR OF FATEFUL FINDINGS!

A PASS THRU FILM PRODUCTION!

Artificial Intelligence from far into the future arrives to immediately CLEANSE the human species of millions of humans who are harmful to other humans. A VISIONARY, REVOLUTIONARY FILM which pushes the human species to the limits of controversial, thought-provoking actions.

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Gurukulam

Jul 8 to Jul 11
Friday to Monday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Jillian Elizabeth and Neil Dalal - 2016 - 108m - U.S./ Canada - In English, Tamil, Sanskrit with English Subtitles - No Matinees

An evolution in the sensory experiential movement of verite filmmaking (SWEETGRASS, FOREIGN PARTS, LEVIATHAN), GURUKULAM creates a vivid and sensual film experience – immersing the viewer in an otherworldly but immediate atmosphere of spiritual contemplation.  The film follows a group of students and their teacher as they confront fundamental questions about the nature of reality and self-identity at a remote forest ashram in southern India. Daily rituals are woven together connecting the natural and spiritual worlds in moments of surprising revelation and comic contradiction. Deeply observational and experiential, GURUKULAM evokes the presence of the place and a tactile sense of the sacred. The richly layered soundscape and the intimate imagery reveal a place of extraordinary beauty and simplicity. GURUKULAM is a rare invitation to look, listen, and experience a contemplative rhythm of life as old as the Bhagavad Gita and as new as present-day India.

“There is seriousness of purpose, but the members of this community feel and convey a constant sense of joy that is as important a lesson for us as the commentary on the nature of reality.” - Nell Minow, Beliefnet

“GURUKULAM is a rich and engrossing documentary about a way of life that is rooted in ancient texts and wisdom. Listen to the stories and short teachings... you can apply the lessons to live a more fulfilling life whether you reside in a major metropolitan bustling city in the West or a tranquil village in the Himalayan foothills.” - Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, Best Selling Author & Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School 

“….an intense and rich experience. GURUKULAM provides a strong antidote to western reflexes that separate the practice of yoga from its erudite intellectual context. It is not merely a documentary, but also a means of teaching philosophy, of teaching about Vedanta and, more broadly, about an important aspect of Indian civilization.” - Andrew Gow, Professor of History and Director of Religious Studies, University of Alberta

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The Music Of Strangers - Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble!

Jul 8 to Jul 11
Friday to Monday 3:45, 8:15

Dir. Morgan Neville - 2016 - 96m

"Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom) profiles celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, which brings together master musicians from around the world to teach, collaborate, and perform.

What is the role of music? That question is at the heart of the Silk Road Ensemble, a group of master musicians from around the world brought together by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma to perform, teach, and brainstorm. In The Music of Strangers, Academy Award- winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (Keith Richards: Under the Influence, also screening at this year's Festival) takes us on a global journey with Ma and the Ensemble that will open your eyes and attune your ears.

"I never committed to being a musician," says Ma, "I just fell into it." Steered by his parents into playing the cello, Ma was hailed as a child prodigy. By the time he reached middle age, he had travelled the world and achieved a level of popularity rare for a classical musician, but he still didn't know what he wanted to do. In 2000, he began channelling his restless energy into the Silk Road Ensemble, and the project took on greater meaning after September 11, 2001 as a way to foster dialogue across cultures.

Silk Road's aspiration to "create unexpected connections" is the kind of goal that's easier said than done, but in this film we witness the tangible results of the Ensemble's eclectic collaborations. Among the musicians we meet are Iran's Kayhan Kalhor, a master of the kamancheh fiddle; China's Wu Man, a virtuoso on the lute-like pipa; and Galicia's Cristina Pato, known as the Jimi Hendrix of gaita bagpipes. Despite their divergent backgrounds, they share with Ma a passion for passing traditions to new generations.

Full of transcendent music — including Ma's performance of a solo Bach piece in the Toronto Music Garden, a space that he co-created — The Music of Strangers will leave you with a new-found appreciation for the stunning variety of our world's musical traditions, and an appetite to hear more."  - THOM POWERS, TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL

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A Night In Casablanca

Jul 9 to Jul 10
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Archie Mayo - 1946 - 85m - All Seats $5

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-PRESENTATION!

After a five-year absence, the Marx Brothers returned to the screen in the independently-produced effort A Night in Casablanca. Originally conceived as a parody of Casablanca (with character names like "Humphrey Bogus" and "Lowen Behold"), the film emerged as a spoof of wartime melodramas in general. Someone has been methodically murdering the managers of the Hotel Casablanca, and that someone is escaped Nazi war criminal Heinrich Stubel (Sig Ruman). Disguised as a Count Pfefferman, Stubel intends to reclaim the stolen art treasures that he's hidden in a secret room somewhere in the hotel, and the only way he can do this undetected is by bumping off the managers and taking over the hotel himself. The newest manager of Hotel Casablanca is former motel proprietor Ronald Kornblow (Groucho Marx), who, blissfully unaware that he's been hired only because no one else will take the job, immediately takes charge in his own inimitably inept fashion. Corbacchio (Chico Marx), owner of the Yellow Camel company, appoints himself as Kornblow's bodyguard, aided and abetted by Stubel's mute valet Rusty (Harpo Marx). In his efforts to kill Kornblow, Stubel dispatches femme fatale Beatrice Reiner (Lisette Verea) to romance the lecherous manager, leading to a hilarious recreation of a key comedy sequence in the Marxes' earlier A Day at the Races.  Some of the best visual gags were conceived by an uncredited Frank Tashlin, including Harpo's legendary "holding up the building" bit!

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Bound For Glory - In Honor of Woody Guthrie's Birthday

Jul 12 to Jul 14
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 7:30

Dir. Hal Ashby - 1976 - 147m

Director Hal Ashby's meticulously detailed bio-pic of the politically engaged singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie!

By strumming his guitar with words of inspiration, Woody Guthrie instilled hope in the hearts of downtrodden Americans everywhere during the 1930s Depression. Now, the extraordinary life of this legendary balladeer and poet is captured in this "elegantly crafted, hugely beautiful and interesting film, which reveals loving integrity in every frame" (Los Angeles Times)! Winner* of two OscarsÂ(r) and starring David Carradine, Bound for Glory features "magnificent cinematography" (New York) and an amazing score adaptation. It's 1936, and the Great Depression is forcing droves of people from the dust bowls of Texas to the alluring green fields of California...and unemployed sign-painter Woody Guthrie is among them. Determined to find a better life out west, Guthrie hitchhikes, hops freight trains and sings his way across America, uplifting the spirits of the poor with his homespun wisdom and fiercely fighting for a better life for all. Featuring classic Guthrie tunes including "This Land Is Your Land," this "moving, inspiring" (The Hollywood Reporter) portrait of an American icon is "one of [the] year's most admirable and triumphant surprises" (Los Angeles Times)! *1976: Cinematography, Music (Adaptation Score)

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Carnage Park

Jul 15 to Jul 16
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Mickey Keating - 2016 - 81m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special presentation! $8 General / $6 students with valid i.d.s

Starring Ashley Bell, Pat Healy, James Landry Hebert, Darby Stanchfield and Alan Ruck!

This pure-pulp thrill ride jumps between past and present as it pieces together the puzzle of a shocking crime. It’s 1978 and a bank robbery gone wrong leaves Vivian (The Last Exorcism’s Ashley Bell) the hostage of two criminals on the run. But things go from bad to off-the-rails berserk when she and her captors wind up on the sun-baked desert outpost of a deranged ex-military sniper (Pat Healy), who ensnares them in his deadly game of cat and mouse. Rising horror auteur Mickey Keating (Pod, Darling) directs this gritty, grisly homage to the glory days of grindhouse cinema.

“A brutal masterpiece of tension and terror.” — Heather Wixson, Daily Dead

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Lucha Mexico

Jul 15 to Jul 18
Friday to Monday 6:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Alex Hammond & Ian Markiewicz - 2015 - 105m - U.S. - In Spanish with English subtitles - NO MATINEES

In Mexico, the war between good and evil has been waged each week for decades, thrilling generations of fans with the spectacle of Lucha Libre. Real-life superheroes and villains, these masked wrestlers work tirelessly to entertain their legions of fans. Gaining unprecedented access to the largest Lucha federations, Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz offer an entertaining, no-holds-barred look at some of the sport’s top performers, from the “1000% Guapo” Shocker, the little person mascot KeMonito, the Luchador heir Blue Demon Jr, hardcore wrestler El Hijo Del Perro Aguayo, and American bodybuilder Jon “Strongman” Andersen.

Captures the nostalgic spectacle of this Mexican sport with vibrant glee. It offers up an infectious energy and a behind-the-ropes look at its legendary heroes. It’s quite a party!” – Elias Savada, Film International

“Few films I’ve had the pleasure of seeing from this year’s DOC NYC lineup are as breathlessly enjoyable as this film. A delightful, and shockingly powerful, look at a world most people aren’t familiar with. Delightfully energetic and a must-watch for wrestling fanatics, this is a universally engaging documentary that’s as high speed as it is genuinely moving and intellectually engaging.” – Joshua Brunstig, Criterion Cast

 “An exciting film… One of the fest's most generous in terms of breadth — there are revelations about the sport, its performers, and its fans every few moments, and the screen bursts with color and wild motion.” – Alan Scherstuhl, The Village Voice

 “A headlong dive into the world of masked superheroes and villains.” – David Edelstein, New York

 “Lucha Mexico made me want to jump into the metaphorical ring, as it were. There’s the comedy and zaniness that you’d expect from a documentary about men in masks wailing on each other in front of a roaring crowd. But there’s also a lot of insight into the lives of these men, who when they’re not dressed up in spandex can be seen signing autographs. There’s also a surprising amount of emotion.” –  Rebecca Pahle, Film Journal   

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Wiener-Dog

Jul 15 to Jul 18
Friday to Monday 4:15, 8:30

Dir. Todd Solondz - 2016 - 90m

Welcome to the doghouse: the latest hilariously biting comedy from Todd Solondz is a twisted Lassie for misanthropes. It follows the wayward adventures of a dachshund who passes from oddball owner to oddball owner—including the world’s worst mom, a beleaguered screenwriter, and the grownup incarnation of Welcome to the Dollhouse’s Dawn Wiener—whose radically dysfunctional lives are all impacted by the pooch. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Greta Gerwig, Julie Delpy, Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn, and Zosia Mamet, Wiener-Dog is a tragically funny, wondrously warped look at the absurdity of life (and death) from one of contemporary cinema’s most fearless and unique voices.

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Weedeater - plant communicator, radical ecologist for sustainable cohabitation!

Jul 16 to Jul 17
Saturday and Sunday 1pm

Dir. Eden Batki and Marty Windahl - 2016 - 66m - Some of the filmmakers to be at the screenings! All Seats Just $7 for the special touring event!

Nance Klehm is a self-described “steward of the earth.”  She is an ecological systems designer, a permacultural grower, a horticultural consultant and a talented and much sought after teacher and speaker.  She is respected internationally for her work on land politics and growing for fertility.  Meeting her for the first time feels as though you are catching her mid sentence and mid-stride.  Weedeater trots along side Nance through various landscapes, gathering together a collection of her thoughts and philosophies on everything from wild, uncultivated weeds to human waste composting to “the dark cosmos”- soil.   An accurate portrait of Klehm would be impossible to confine to a formal or traditional documentary narrative.  Instead, Weedeater attempts to sketch Klehm’s character as well as reflect the depth and complexity of her intimate relationship with the earth and all of its inhabitants in the unique and intimate structure and style of this experimental film.  

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Tickled

Jul 19 to Jul 21
Tuesday and Thursday 3:15, 8:45pm

Dir. David Farrier & Dylan Reeve - 2016 - 92m

After stumbling upon a bizarre “competitive endurance tickling” video online, wherein young men are paid to be tied up and tickled, reporter David Farrier reaches out to request a story from the company. But the reply he receives is shocking—the sender mocks Farrier's sexual orientation and threatens extreme legal action should he dig any deeper. So, like any good journalist confronted by a bully, he does just the opposite: he travels to the hidden tickling facilities in Los Angeles and uncovers a vast empire, known for harassing and harming the lives of those who protest their involvement in these films. The more he investigates, the stranger it gets, discovering secret identities and criminal activity.

Discovering the truth becomes Farrier’s obsession, despite increasingly sinister threats and warnings. With humor and determination, Farrier and co-director Dylan Reeve summon up every resource available to get to the bottom of this tickling worm hole.

“You’re going to love it. What begins as a profile of a quirky subculture becomes an online mystery-horror thriller, in which the bogeyman is everywhere.” – Logan Hill, Esquire

“CAPTIVATING AND JAW-DROPPING. A fascinating, stranger-than-fiction exposé.” - Sheri Linden. The Hollywood Reporter

“A humorously titillating entry hook that soon gives way to engrossing conspiracy-thriller” – Justin Chang, Variety

“A surprisingly tense and increasingly weird detective story. Compelling, alternately painful and funny and deeply sad.” – Lee Marshall, Screen Daily

“A must-see documentary. Tickled is not at all what it seems. A secret world full of villains and victims, power and deceit, and shocks and surprises—you just can’t make this stuff up.” – Kevin Polowy, Yahoo Movies

“A terrific bit of investigative filmmaking — Errol Morris filtered through ‘Too Many Cooks’” – Tommy Cook, Collider

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Yarn

Jul 19 to Jul 21
Tuesday to Thursday 5:15, 7:00

Dir. Una Lorenzen - 2016 - 76m - Iceland - In many languages with English subtitles

BONUS!  OUR GOOD NEIGHBORS THE YARN STORE AT NOB HILL TO INTRODUCE AND TALK AT SELECT SHOWS!

The traditional crafts of crochet and knitting have become one of the hottest movements in modern art. We follow a few International artists and knitters as they bring yarn to the streets and into our lives in new ways. Starting in Iceland, this quirky and thought-provoking film takes us on a colourful and global journey as we discover how yarn connects us all.

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Our Thirteenth Annual Festival of Film Noir !!

Jul 22 to Jul 31
Friday to the following Sunday!

1940s to 1980s - 10 days of 5 double features in the dark amongst friends & strangers!

It's a lucky 13 years now since our first foray into this enticing darkened corner of film fests! For ten amazing nights the Guild Cinema will host a most exciting film noir program that spans 40 years of choice tales on being sly, lowdown and not quite on the level! 

 

Fri & Sat July 22 & 23:  BURT LANCASTER NOIR

CRISS CROSS  (4:30, 8:30)

Inflamed passions, greed, robbery and murder are the sizzling ingredients which make director Robert Siodmak's moody, powerful thriller catch fire. Burt Lancaster stars as a hardworking armored car driver with a fatal attraction to his ex-wife, Ann (Yvonne DeCarlo), now married to notorious hoodlum Slim Dundee (Dan Duryea). Unable to keep himself from her, Lancaster has a secret tryst with Ann, only to be discovered by Dundee. To cover up their affair, Lancaster convinces the hoodlum that he only met Ann to get Dundee's help in robbing an upcoming payroll shipment he will be driving. The hood falls for the lie, which triggers a series of dark and foreboding events that ultimately lead to violence and death. It's classic film noir suspense from the master of the genre.  Directed by Robert Siodmak. 88 mins. 1949.  VIEW A TRAILER.

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THE KILLERS (6:30pm) 

A neglected screen classic, this is an intense, hard-edged, stylish film noir of robbery, unrequited love, brutal betrayal and double-cross. It featured two unknowns: Burt Lancaster in his film debut (at age 32) and a break-out memorable performance from 23 year old MGM contract actress Ava Gardner. Her role as the film's duplicitous, strikingly-beautiful, vixenish and unsympathetic femme fatale made Gardner an overnight love goddess and star.  Directed by Robert Siodmak.  97 mins. 1946.  VIEW A TRAILER.

 

Sun & Mon July 24 & 25:  RUNNIN' & GUNNIN' NOIR - TWO LOST & RESTORED GEMS! 

PRIVATE PROPERTY  (4:45, 8:15)

Completely lost until UCLA Film & TV Archive recently located the only known 35mm elements, which have been restored by Cinelicious for this beautiful digital re-release!  Two homicidal Southern California drifters (played to creepy perfection by Warren Oates and Corey Allen) wander off the beach and into the seemingly-perfect Beverly Hills home of unhappy housewife Kate Manx, in this long-lost film noir gem written & directed by The Outer Limits creator Leslie Stevens. Shot through with shimmering sexual tension and lensed in stunning B&W by master cameraman Ted McCord (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), Private Property is both an eerie, Jim Thompson-esque thriller and a savage critique of the hollowness of the Playboy-era American Dream. When Manx, in irresistible blonde beehive and tight capri pants, purrs that she’s ready for love, her husband waves her off, muttering “Wife noises” to his buddy on the phone. Directed by Leslie Stevens. 79 mins. 1960. 

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WOMAN ON THE RUN (6:30pm) 

A lost gem rediscovered! Thanks to the efforts of the Film Noir Foundation, this terrific 1950 film noir, the only American print of which was burned in a 2008 fire, has been rescued and restored to its original luster. Join the wild chase around San Francisco as a man goes into hiding after witnessing a gangland execution. Police bird-dog his wife Eleanor (Ann Sheridan), certain she’ll lead them to her husband, whose testimony against the killer could bring down a crime kingpin. But Eleanor and her hubbie are Splitsville—she never wants to see him again. When roguish newspaperman Danny Leggett (Dennis O’Keefe) charms Eleanor into helping him track down the hidden husband—there are unexpected, stunning, and poignant results. This nervy, shot-on-location thriller is a witty and wise look at the travails of romance and marriage, and perhaps the best cinematic depiction ever of mid-20th century San Francisco.  Directed by Norman Foster.  79 mins. 1950.  VIEW A TRAILER.

 

Tues & Wed July 26 & 27: PETER LORRE NOIR

 FACE BEHIND THE MASK (5:00, 8:30)

Noir film goers favorite creepy, little guy, Peter Loree, stars as Janos Szaby, a Hungarian immigrant watchmaker. Filled with the enthusiasm and aspirations of a newly landed immigrant, Janos experiences tragedy in a boardinghouse fire that leaves his face hideously disfigured. Refused employment due to his appearance, Janos turns to theft. Eventually, he becomes the leader of a gang of thieves and raises enough money to commission the creation of a realistic, latex mask of his own face.  Directed by Robert Florey. 69 mins. 1941. 

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THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS (6:30pm) 

A mystery novelist, (played by Peter Loree), on vacation in Istanbul, is given the opportunity to view the body of the recently deceased criminal mastermind Dimitrios Makropoulos. Upon seeing the body, he becomes obsessed with uncovering the story behind the crime lord's rise to power. With the help of a local police inspector, the writer journeys across Europe, piecing together a sordid narrative of Dimitrios' life, and uncovering long buried secrets. Sidney Greenstreet co-stars.   Directed by Jean Negulesco.  95 mins. 1944.  VIEW A TRAILER.

 

Thurs & Fri July 28 & 29: AMNESIA NOIR

CRACK-UP (4:30, 8:00)

After a train wreck sends an art critic (Pat O'Brien) into a mental tailspin, he's fired from his job at a New York art museum.  Seems unjust - until you learn there was no train wreck. This overlooked, nervy, film noir explores the sinister world of violence, and the monied world of aesthetics as the O'Brien character attempts to reconstruct what really happened that leads him to murder, mania, and international conspiracy.  Directed by Irving Reis. 93 mins. 1946.  VIEW A TRAILER.

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TWO O'CLOCK COURAGE (6:30pm)

An amnesiac must prove himself innocent of murder in this twisty noir mystery from director Anthony Mann, starring Tom “The Falcon” Conway and Ann Rutherford (Inside Job). On the corner of a fog-bound street, a disoriented man (Conway) is nearly run down when he stumbles in front of a taxi. Unable to recall his name or past, he soon discovers that a man answering his description is wanted for murder. Aided by the cab’s cynical driver (Rutherford), the suspect poses as a reporter to solve the crime even though all clues point to his guilt. Anticipating the atmospheric trappings of Mann’s classic film noirs (T-Men, Raw Deal), Two O’Clock Courage is a unique combination of genre archetypes and banter, and features future femme fatale Jane Greer (Out of the Past) in her first credited screen role.  Directed by Anthony Mann.  68 mins. 1945.  VIEW A TRAILER.

 

Thurs & Fri July 30 & 31: 80'S SEDUCTRESS NOIR

BODY HEAT (3:30, 8:30)

William Hurt and Kathleen Turner strike sparks in Lawrence Kasdan's directorial debut, a sexy, haunting tale of desire and skullduggery that echoes 1940s film noirs but is charged with an energy and passion that could only flare in the '80s. Aided by a sultry John Barry score, just sit back and bask in this contemporary classic's wicked warmth.  Directed by Lawrence Kasdan. 113 mins. 1981.  VIEW A TRAILER.

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THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE - 1981 (6pm)

Academy Award winners Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange star in this sexually charged thriller by Bob Rafaelson (FIVE EASY PIECES, HEAD) about the illicit love affair between a drifter and the restless wife of a gruff, middle-aged roadhouse owner. Torn between a desperate need for each other and their desire for money, they plot a murder--which leads to shattering consequences.  Directed by Bob Rafaelson.  122 mins. 1990.  VIEW A TRAILER.

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The Big Lebowski

Jul 22
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Joel Coen - 1998 - 119m - A NEW MEXICO ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE SPECIAL EVENT!! $11 IN ADVANCE, $10 AT THE DOOR!

DOOR PRIZES BY BUBONICON 48 AND LOBO COMICS!!

Click here for advance tickets online!

The Coen brothers' irreverent cult hit! This hilariously twisted comedy-thriller stars (of course!) Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Julianne Moore. Join the "Dude" and his bowling buddies on their journey that blends unforgettable characters, kidnapping, a case of mistaken identity and White Russians. Enter the visually unique and entertaining world from the creative minds of the Coen brothers and remember: the Dude abides.

“The result is a lot of laughs and a feeling of awe toward the craftsmanship involved. I doubt that there'll be anything else like it the rest of this year.” - Andrew Sarris, New York Observer

“Far from being shallow pastiche, it's actually about something: what it means to be a man, to be a friend, and to be a 'hero' for a particular time and place.” - Geoff Andrew, Time Out

“[The Coens] rummaged through political and personal history for the underpinnings of this Los Angeles caper, from 1998, sending up, with rueful astonishment, the American way of war.” - Richard Brody, New Yorker

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Sound of Redemption: the Frank Morgan Story

Jul 23
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. N.C. Heikin - 2016 - 85m - All Seats $7

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER MUSICIAN MATT SAVAGE WHO SCORED THIS DOCUMENTARY TO DISCUSS AND DO Q&A AFTER THE SCREENING!

BIG THANKS TO BOTH THE NM JAZZ WORKSHOP AND THE OUTPOST PERFORMANCE SPACE FOR HELPING PROMOTE THESE SCREENINGS!

By 15 years old, Frank Morgan was an accomplished saxophonist, playing with the likes of Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday. As his notoriety grew, so did a steady heroin addiction, landing him in and out of jail for over 30 years. With so much incarcerated musical talent, San Quentin in the 1950s held one of the leading 16 man jazz groups in the country. The Sound of Redemption offers a frank look into the ups and downs of Morgan's life and a reflective look at african-american culture in 1950s Los Angeles. Centered around a 2012 tribute to the man in San Quentin penitentiary, friends, musical mentors, ex-lovers, and family look on and reminisce about the happy-sad life of the great Frank Morgan. This documentary is recommended for College and University Music Departments.

“2015 has been a great year for music docs, with films about Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Kurt Cobain and the Wrecking Crew all scoring with audiences and critics. And here, at year's end, comes "Sound of Redemption" — as good as any.” - Los Angeles Times

“It’s a fond and forgiving tribute to the man, filled with music that moves beyond happy and sad, and toward something like brilliance.” - New York Times

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April and the Extraordinary World

Jul 29 to Jul 30
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci - 2016 - 103m - France - In English - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special presentation! $8 General / $6 students with valid i.d.s

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated Persepolis and the mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes a riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe!

Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April (voiced by Academy Award® nominee Marion Cotillard) lives alone with her dear cat, Darwin, and carries on her family’s research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies.

New English dub featuring Paul Giamatti, Tony Hale, Susan Sarandon and J.K. Simmons on select shows!

“MIYAZAKI MEETS PIXAR!” - The Verge

“DOWNRIGHT EXTRAORDINARY!” - Village Voice

“BEAUTIFUL, INVENTIVE, AND UNCANNILY SATISFYING!” - The New York Times

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April and the Extraordinary World

Jul 30 to Jul 31
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon Only!

Dir. Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci - 2016 - 103m - France - In English - MOM'S MATINEE returns with a fantastic French animated stunner! ALL SEATS JUST $5

Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April (voiced by Academy Award® nominee Marion Cotillard) lives alone with her dear cat, Darwin, and carries on her family’s research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies.

New English dub featuring Paul Giamatti, Tony Hale, Susan Sarandon and J.K. Simmons on select shows!

“MIYAZAKI MEETS PIXAR!” - The Verge

“DOWNRIGHT EXTRAORDINARY!” - Village Voice

“BEAUTIFUL, INVENTIVE, AND UNCANNILY SATISFYING!” - The New York Times

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Aug 1 to Aug 4
Monday to Thursday 8pm ONLY!

Dir. Taika Waititi - 2016 - 101m - New Zealand - No Matinees

FROM THE DIRECTOR OF WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS AND STARRING SAM NEILL!

ALSO PLAYING FRIDAY AUGUST 12 THROUGH MONDAY AUGUST 15!

Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family.

"Neill proves compellingly gruff as a reluctant father figure, though it's the trash-talking, family-craving ten-year-old Dennison who steals the show, exuding a wacko, wounded attitude rooted in Ricky's backwoods Rambo-Scarface-Mad Max reveries." - Nick Schager, Village Voice

“Waititi, who wrote the screenplay based on a novel by Barry Crump, is pretty fearless in his tonal palette ... It's not your conventional, conservative kid's flick, to its definite credit.” - CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia)

“Instantly finds an arresting storytelling groove that cannot help but win you over. It is, without doubt, one of the best films that will be released in 2016.” - Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)

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My Love, Don't Cross That River

Aug 1 to Aug 4
Monday to Thursday 2:00, 4:00, 6:00

Dir. Jin Moyoung - 2016 - 86m - South Korea - In Korean with English subtitles

90-year old Lovebirds" Byong-man Jo and Gye-Yeul Kang have been inseparable companions for the past 76 years. Living in their small home by the river, they wear traditional Korean clothes, go shopping at the local market, have picnics with neighbors, and enjoy dance parties. Every night they go to sleep holding each other's hands. Observing this fragile couple for 15 months, director Moyoung Jin acts as a fly-on-the-wall, capturing their twilight days with tender moments that reveal simple acts of affection - from a good-natured leaf fight to a gentle caress of the cheek. A blockbuster in its native Korea, where it would go on to become the country's biggest independent film of all time, MY LOVE, DON'T CROSS THAT RIVER presents an unforgettable story of true love that transcends both generations and cultures.

"...gentle, elegant and genuinely moving...MY LOVE, DON'T CROSS THAT RIVER is a wonderful documentary that tells a story of [undying] love." – Hugo Ozman, Twitch Film Sydney

"Go and see MY LOVE, DON'T CROSS THAT RIVER: if, by its ending, it hasn't moved you to your core, you have an invulnerable heart." – Andrew Blackie, Film Ink Australia

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Bubba Ho Tep!

Aug 5
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Don Coscarelli - 2003 - 92m - ALL SEATS $8

A BUBONICON 48 SPECIAL PRESENTATION!  DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF LOBO COMICS & BUBONICON 48!

From the director of PHANTASM, BEASTMASTER and JOHN DIES AT THE END!  Also based on the Bram Stoker Award nominee short story by acclaimed author Joe R. Lansdale!

Bubba Ho-tep tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis.

We find the King (Bruce Campbell) as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his "death", then missed his chance to switch back. Elvis teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident who thinks that he is actually President John F. Kennedy, and the two valiant old codgers sally forth to battle an evil Egyptian entity who has chosen their long-term care facility as his happy hunting grounds!

"Mind-blowing in its originality, Bubba Ho-tep transcends the "late-night cult" genre by virtue of captivating performances by Campbell and Davis, and the assured direction of Don Coscarelli. Coscarelli handles the bizarre material with such precision that you actually believe that Elvis and JFK are alive and not quite well. He treats the characters, and old age for that matter, with such respect that no matter how absurd things become, you are completely with him.  Bubba Ho-tep, with its cinematic flash and terrifically offbeat humor, is a fantastic story of redemption, courage and friendship." - CineVegas International Film Festival

"BUBBA HO-TEP IS A MASTERPIECE IN ITS OWN RIGHT" - Guido Henkel, DVD Review

"A SIGNIFICANT PIECE OF AMERICAN CINEMA" - Nick Digilio, WGN Chicago (MP3 AUDIO)

"DON COSCARELLI'S DELIGHTFUL INDEPENDENT FEATURE" - Dave Kehr, New York Times

"BRUCE CAMPBELL IN A PERFORMANCE FOR THE AGES" - David Hunter, The Hollywood Reporter

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The Innocents (Les Innocentes)

Aug 5 to Aug 8
Friday to Monday 3:00, 5:30, 8:00

Dir. Anne Fontaine - 2016 - 115m - France & Poland - In Polish and French with English subtitles

ALSO PLAYING TUESDAY AUGUST 9 THROUGH THURSDAY AUGUST 11 AT 5:30PM ONLY!

Warsaw, December 1945: the second World War is finally over and Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic one night begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. A non-believer, Mathilde enters the sisters’ fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their order and the strict Rev. Mother (Agata Kulesza, Ida). Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the new anti-Catholic Communist government, and facing an unprecedented crisis of faith, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their belief and traditions clash with harsh realities. 

"Leaves us with a fresh understanding of our capacity to respond to suffering with good or evil, and to find new definitions of grace and vocation." - Justin Chang, Variety

"Anne Fontaine's finest film in years..." - Variety

"A story of survival and rebuilding from ruins. Theirs is a history worth remembering." - Monica Castillo, RogerEbert.com

"A moving drama about the struggle to keep one’s faith in the most difficult of situations...a compelling deconstruction of how to cope and rebuild." - Jordan Raup, The Film Stage

"A near perfect film with restrained, yet powerful, performances, direction that allows the narrative to unfold in truly revelatory ways, surprising humor, and cinematography that begs translation into still photography." - J. Ryan Parker, Patheos.com

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Intolerance - a 100th anniversary special!

Aug 6 to Aug 7
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon ONLY!

Dir. D.W. Griffith - 1916 - 150m approx. - All Seats Just $5

To be shown on actual celluloid film!  Sourced from a beautiful, complete original roadshow print that was discovered in South America, with a synchronized musical score!  An AUNTIE JO' special presentation!!

D.W. Griffith's towering epic of man's inhumanity to man throughout the ages, "Intolerance" is considered the greatest film of the silent era and perhaps the greatest film ever made.  Four separate stories are interwoven: the fall of Babylon, the death of Christ, the massacre of the Huguenots, and a contemporary drama, all crosscut and building with enormous energy to a thrilling chase and finale. Through the juxtaposition of these well known sagas, Griffith joyously makes clear his markedly deterministic view of history, namely that the suffering of the innocents makes possible the salvation of the current generation, symbolized by the boy in the modern love story.

“One of the great breakthroughs -- the Ulysses of the cinema -- and a powerful, moving experience in its own right.” - Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

“Intolerance looks both backward and forward. The strong exploit the weak, it cries, and all governments throughout history are evil.” - Aaron Cutler, Village Voice

“Intolerance reflects much credit to the wizard director, for it required no small amount of genuine art to consistently blend actors, horses, monkeys, geese, doves, acrobats and ballets into a composite presentation of a film classic.” - Variety Staff

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PETER VAN HORNE'S SOFT LOOKS 35mm TRAILER SHOW !

Aug 6
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. varies - 1970s & 80s - 75m approx - ALL SEATS $8 - MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER!

An IMEC special presentation in conjunction with their exhibition show "Soft Looks:  Soft Core Poster Art From The Archives of Peter Van Horne" beginning in July!

BONUS:  Peter Van Horne in person for talk & discussion!

Take a trip back to the golden age of adult cinema with an eyepopping collection of vintage 35mm trailers from 1960s through the 1980s, from ribald nudie cuties to bizarre porno chic epics!

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Network - the 1976 classic for these

Aug 9 to Aug 11
Tuesday to Thursday 3:00, 8:00

Dir. Sidney Lumet - 1976 - 121m

Newscaster Howard Beale (a great Peter Finch) has a message for those who package reports of cute puppies, movie premieres and fender benders as hard news: “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore.” Sidney Lumet directs Paddy Chayefsky’s satire (an Academy Award-winning* screenplay) about the things people do for love…and ratings. Three performers won Oscars. Best Actress Faye Dunaway is the TV exec guarding ratings like a tigress protecting cubs. Best Actor Peter Finch is Beale, whose airwave rants become a phenomenon. And William Holden, Robert Duvall and Best Supporting Actress Beatrice Straight add to the fierce vitality.

“The film's never been more timely.” - Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

“This tale of a failing network that feeds on the mental breakdown of one of its anchors, cannibalising itself for ratings, feels as savagely relevant now as it did when it was released nearly 40 years ago.” - Wendy Ide, Times (UK)

“A brilliantly played, stone-cold '70s classic, whose message -- the blur between entertainment and degradation -- has more than a tang of topicality in these days of reality TV-dominated scheduling.” - Total Film

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The Innocents (Les Innocentes)

Aug 9 to Aug 11
Tuesday to Thursday 5:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Anne Fontaine - 2016 - 115m - France & Poland - In Polish and French with English subtitles - No Matinees

Warsaw, December 1945: the second World War is finally over and Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic one night begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. A non-believer, Mathilde enters the sisters’ fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their order and the strict Rev. Mother (Agata Kulesza, Ida). Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the new anti-Catholic Communist government, and facing an unprecedented crisis of faith, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their belief and traditions clash with harsh realities. 

"Leaves us with a fresh understanding of our capacity to respond to suffering with good or evil, and to find new definitions of grace and vocation." - Justin Chang, Variety

"Anne Fontaine's finest film in years..." - Variety

"A story of survival and rebuilding from ruins. Theirs is a history worth remembering." - Monica Castillo, RogerEbert.com

"A moving drama about the struggle to keep one’s faith in the most difficult of situations...a compelling deconstruction of how to cope and rebuild." - Jordan Raup, The Film Stage

"A near perfect film with restrained, yet powerful, performances, direction that allows the narrative to unfold in truly revelatory ways, surprising humor, and cinematography that begs translation into still photography." - J. Ryan Parker, Patheos.com

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Aug 12 to Aug 15
Friday to Monday 3:15, 5:30

Dir. Taika Waititi - 2016 - 101m - New Zealand

FROM THE DIRECTOR OF WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS AND STARRING SAM NEILL!

Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family.

"Neill proves compellingly gruff as a reluctant father figure, though it's the trash-talking, family-craving ten-year-old Dennison who steals the show, exuding a wacko, wounded attitude rooted in Ricky's backwoods Rambo-Scarface-Mad Max reveries." - Nick Schager, Village Voice

“Waititi, who wrote the screenplay based on a novel by Barry Crump, is pretty fearless in his tonal palette ... It's not your conventional, conservative kid's flick, to its definite credit.” - CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia)

“Instantly finds an arresting storytelling groove that cannot help but win you over. It is, without doubt, one of the best films that will be released in 2016.” - Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)

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The Congressman

Aug 12 to Aug 15
Friday to Monday 7:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Robert J. Mrazek and Jared Martin - 2016 - 98m - No Matinees

The Congressman is a film that understands the politics that’s dominated 2016 all too well. Treat Williams (Hair, Prince of the City) headlines a stellar cast as Maine Congressman Charlie Winship, who’s having a bad day. After being caught on video refusing to stand and recite the pledge of allegiance, he knocks out another House member,  confronts his angry ex-wife, and faces denunciation by the media for attacking one of the most cherished patriotic symbols in America. As his life spirals out of control, Charlie embarks on a journey to the remote Maine island whose eccentric inhabitants are in the middle of a shooting war in defense of their fishing grounds. Here is a home-grown yet world class, humorous and moving film with the smell of the Maine coast that raises the important question of what it means to be an American.

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The Wailing

Aug 12 to Aug 13
Friday and Saturday 9:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Hong-Jin Na - 2016 - 156m - South Korea - In Korean with English subtitles - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation - $8 general / $6 students with i.d.s

FROM THE ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR OF THE YELLOW SEA!

In this unbelievably tense supernatural thriller, a foreigner’s mysterious appearance in a quiet, rural village causes suspicion among the locals - suspicion which quickly turns to hysteria as the townspeople begin killing each other in brutal outbursts for seemingly no reason.  As the investigating officer watches his daughter fall under the same savage spell, he agrees to consult a shaman for answers - unknowingly escalating the situation into something far more dangerous.

“A Hell of a ride” - Mark Jenkins, NPR

“The rare commercial thriller whose feverish manipulations can't be dismissed as merely callous or exploitative.” - Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“Like the most gruesome and gripping Scandinavian crime drama you can imagine, transported to a rain-sodden Asian backwater where everyone's in a bad mood and science, religion and superstition are locked in uneasy combat.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

“Swirling an air of majesty, The Wailing is poetry in motion - if your prose were full of mangled corpses, undead spirits, and tales of sinister takeovers.” - Matt Donato, We Got This Covered

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Shanghai Express

Aug 13 to Aug 14
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Joseph Von Sternberg - 1932 - 82m - ALL SEATS JUST $5

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-PRESENTATION!

One of the most famous and influential star-director collaborations in the history of cinema, Marlene Dietrich and Josef von Sternberg made seven features together which immortalized the actress as a glamorous and enigmatic movie siren while confirming the director's reputation as a supreme stylist of mood, atmosphere and eroticism through his dazzling command of the medium. Set against the backdrop of a Chinese civil war, SHANGHAI EXPRESS is an opulent romantic adventure that focuses on a diverse group of passengers traveling by express train from Peking to Shanghai. Among them is Captain Doc Harvey (Clive Brook), who finds himself, reunited with his former lover, now an infamous adventuress who calls herself Shanghai Lily (Marlene Dietrich). Desire and deception follow, culminating in a tense hostage situation when their train is hijacked by a Chinese warlord.

“It is by all odds the best picture Josef von Sternberg has directed.” - Mordaunt Hall, New York Times

“Shanghai Express is a picture of the new school, and when Marlene Dietrich promises Warner Oland to visit him at his castle if he will refrain from destroying Clive Brook's eyesight with a red hot poker, you will not find the situation banal.” - TIME Magazine

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Barfly - in honor of Bukowski's 96th Birthday!

Aug 16 to Aug 18
Tuesday to Thursday 3:30, 5:45, 8:00

Dir. Barbet Schroeder - 1987 - 100m

Charles Bukowski, the talented crown prince of self-abuse, wrote the short stories upon which the surprisingly entertaining Barfly was based. The film concentrates on alcoholic writer Mickey Rourke (the Bukowski alter ego) who carries on a hate-hate relationship with bartender Frank Stallone. Rourke makes the acquaintance of another of society's castaways, Faye Dunaway, who in addition to being a souse is said to be crazy. They move in together, even though Dunaway all but promises to be unfaithful for the price of a drink. Rourke has a chance to clean up his act when offered a large commission for his writings by publisher Alice Krige. They too end up in bed, each trying to change the other. The clarion call of the cheap wine bottle overrides Rourke's half-hearted efforts to enter the mainstream. Watch for author Charles Bukowski, as well as Fritz 'Pop!' Feld and Vance Colvig (who's made a career out of playing street people) in Barfly bit parts.

“A truly original American movie, a film like no other, a period of time spent in the company of the kinds of characters Saroyan and O'Neill would have understood, the kinds of people we try not to see, and yet might enjoy more than some of our more visible friends. "Barfly" is one of the year's best films.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

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Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

Aug 19 to Aug 22
Friday to Monday 4:15, 6:30pm

Dir. Werner Herzog - 2016 - 98m

In LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD, the Oscar-nominated Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works - from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.

“FOUR STARS. Herzog weaves a fantastical tale. For those looking for a ride through our modern technological world, or indeed a preview of what is to come, this is it. - Lanre Bakare, The Guardian

“Alternately playful and unsettling, its stimulating volley of insights and ideas always feels persistently, defiantly human.” - Justin Chang, Variety

“INCREDIBLY MOVING AND SOBERING. As is often the case with Herzog’s films, it features colourful characters and a playfully cosmic spirit of awe.” - Tim Grierson, Screen Daily

“A masterful inquiry into technological evolution. Herzog’s profound inquisitiveness comes across as natural, sincere, and infectious – Nick Schager, The Playlist

“DEEPLY FASCINATING.” - Kyle Anderson, Nerdist 

“A MUST-SEE for anyone on social networks.” – Chris Plante, The Verge

“A rapidly entertaining ride. It will no doubt be a significant time capsule — or ominous document of warning — in the years to come.” - Jordan Raup, The Film Stage

“Quizzical and spry.” – Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

“A fascinating journey, loaded with insight.” - Josh Terry, Deseret News

"Humanizing in its portrayal of the internet’s pioneers, victims, fringes, and wonders.” – Charlie Warzel, Buzzfeed

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Viva

Aug 19 to Aug 22
Friday to Monday 8:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Paddy Breathnach - 2016 - 100m - Cuba - In Spanish with English subtitles - No Matinees

A hit at the 2015 Telluride Film Festival, and is Ireland’s entry for the Best Foreign Film Academy Award this year!

VIVA stars Héctor Medina as Jesus, a young hairdresser working at a Havana nightclub that showcases drag performers, who dreams of being a performer himself. Encouraged by his mentor, Mama (Luis Alberto García), Jesus finally gets his chance to take the stage. But when his estranged father Angel (Jorge Perugorría) abruptly reenters his life, his world is quickly turned upside down. As father and son clash over their opposing expectations of each other, VIVA becomes a love story as the men struggle to understand one another and reconcile as a family.

“A REMARKABLE, STARTLINGLY BEAUTIFUL MOVIE. The cast is absolutely superb.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“EXHILARATING. So much heart that you surrender to its charm.” –Stephen Holden, NY Times

“THIS ONE’S A GEM. Deeply affecting and beautifully acted.” – Alynda Wheat, People

“AN EMOTIONAL AND EFFECTIVE TORCH SONG MELODRAMA.” – Kenneth Turan, LA Times

“GRADE A-. Havana’s trapped-in-time beauty also plays a starring role.” – Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly

“A GENUINE CROWD-PLEASER THAT PACKS AN EMOTIONAL WALLOP. Director Breathnach achieves a triumph with the actors.” – Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter 

“A CROWD PLEASER. Rocky in drag and sequins. Hilariously rude and surprisingly sweet.” – Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

“A GORGEOUS PORTRAIT OF CUBA.” – Monica Castillo, Village Voice

“VIVID AND FRESH. Remarkable performances. The other star of the film is Havana itself, its decrepit glory marvelously evoked.” – Casper Llewellyn Smith, The Guardian 

“Delivers an emotional punch” – Wendy Ide, Screen Daily 

“An emotion-filled drama that uncovers an authentic Cuba.” – Gary Kramer, Indiewire

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A Small Good Thing

Aug 20 to Aug 21
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Pamela Tanner Boll - 2016 - 71m - Director Pamela Tanner Boll and producer Paula Kirk in person for discussion!

While the philosophy of “more is better” has been key to American economic success for the past 50 years, we now find ourselves backed into an isolated corner — where our devices, celebrity entertainment, dream homes and wealth aren’t making us any happier.

“A Small Good Thing” explores how the American Dream has reached its end and how for most of us, greater material wealth and upward mobility are no longer possible. To find out what is taking its place, this feature documentary follows six people in one community who have recast their lives so they can live with a sense of meaning.

"The stories from six individuals, who have chosen to lead lives that truly make them happy, are interesting and engaging but it’s the pace of the film that allows the audience’ time to contemplate the ideals that they personally are striving for." - New England Film.com

“This award-winning documentary ‘A Small Good Thing,’ offers a few perspectives on happiness without pontificating. Without taking a religious avenue but more of a spiritual one, ‘A Small Good Thing’ delivers a few ingredients of what is truly important in life, perspectives banished from wealth, from technology, and seeping in human interaction.” - Boston Performing Arts | Examiner.com

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RAIDERS! The Full Length Adaption! double featured with the documentary!

Aug 23 to Aug 25
Tuesday to Thursday 8pm ONLY!

Dir. Chris Strompolos & Eric Zala - 1989 - 115m - No Matinees so come see the early documentary at 5:45pm for the double feature!!

In 1982, in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Chris Strompolos, eleven, asked Eric Zala, twelve, a question: “Would you like to help me do a remake Raiders of the Lost Ark?  I'm playing Indiana Jones.”

And they did it.

Every shot, every line of dialogue, every stunt. They borrowed and collected costumes, convinced neighborhood kids to wear grass skirts and play natives, cast a fifteen-year-old as Indys love interest, rounded up seven thousand snakes (sort of), built the Ark, the Idol, the huge boulder, found a desert in Mississippi, and melted the bad guys faces off.

AND THIS IS THE MOVIE THEY MADE!!  COME SEE THIS TOTALLY FUN, ASTONISHING, MINDBLOWINGLY RESOURCEFUL DEDICATION ON THE BIG SCREEN!

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Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

Aug 23 to Aug 25
Tuesday to Thursday 3:45, 5:45

Dir. Tim Skousen and Jeremy Coon - 2016 - 93m

THE 5:45PM SHOW WILL BE DOUBLE FEATURED WITH THE FULL LENGTH ACTUAL "ADAPTATION" AT 8PM!  NOTE:  NO DOUBLE FEATURE FOR THE 3:45PM MATINEE!

The true, decades-spanning tale of the greatest fan film ever made.  BONUS!  a skype interview with on or both of the directors after the 5:45pm show on Thursday August 25!!

After Steven Spielberg's classic Raiders of the Lost Ark was released 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys from Mississippi set out on what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to their favorite film: a faithful, shot-for-shot adaptation of the action adventure film. They finished every scene...except one; the film's explosive airplane set piece.

Over two decades later, the trio reunited with the original cast members from their childhood in order to complete their masterpiece. Featuring interviews with John Rhys Davies, Eli Roth and more, Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made is just that: the story of this long-gestating project’s culmination, chronicling the friends' dedication to their artistic vision—mixed in with some movie magic—to create a personal, epic love letter to a true modern classic.

“Never short of entertaining, 'Raiders!' captures the obsessive hold movies have on young people’s imaginations.” - Variety

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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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The Vision Of Paolo Soleri: Prophet In The Desert - A Free AIA Movie Night Special

Oct 27
Thursday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Lisa Scafuro - 2013 - 88m - 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 

A biographical documentary on the architect and environmentalist Paolo Soleri. Born in Torino, Italy in 1919, Soleri came to America in 1946 to mentor under Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West, Arizona. A biographical documentary on the architect and environmentalist Paolo Soleri. It is the story of an unprecedented artistic quest.

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