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The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Jan 17 to Jan 20
Tuesday to Thursday 3:30, 8:15, Friday 5:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Greg Palast & David Ambrose - 2016 - 111m

When Donald Trump says, “This election is rigged”—he should know. His buddies are rigging it.

Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging Black voters from Florida’s electoral rolls. Now Palast is back to take a deep dive into the Republicans’ dark operation, Crosscheck, designed to steal a million votes by November.

Crosscheck is controlled by a Trump henchman, Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State who claims his computer program has identified 7.2 million people in 29 states who may have voted twice in the same election–a felony crime. The catch? Most of these “suspects” are minorities—in other words, mainly Democratic voters. Yet the lists and the evidence remain “confidential”.

Palast and his investigative side-kick Badpenny do what it takes to get their hands on the data, analyze it and go find some of these 7.2 million Americans tagged “suspects” and “potential duplicate voters” whose votes are threatened this November.

They hunt down and confront Kobach with the evidence of his “lynching by laptop.” Then they are off to find the billionaires behind this voting scam. The search takes Palast from Kansas to the Arctic, the Congo, and to a swanky Hamptons dinner party held by Trump’s sugar-daddy, John Paulson, a.k.a. “JP The Foreclosure King.”

Palast and Badpenny stake out top GOP donors, the billionaire known as “The Vulture” and the Koch brothers, whom Palast nails with a damning tape recording.

This real life detective story is told in a film noir style with cartoon animations, secret documents, hidden cameras, and a little help from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit detectives, Ice-T and Richard Belzer, Shailene Woodley, Rosario Dawson, Willie Nelson and Ed Asner, Palast and his associates expose the darkest plans of the uber-rich to steal America’s democracy.

“Palast's dogged detective work is solid and shocking in its revelations.” - Peter Howell, Toronto Star

"...a wild and woolly ride, peppered with moments of wry sardonic humor that would make Dashiell Hammett smile. There’s so much more I’d love to tell you about what Palast dug up. But then I’d have to kill you. So you’ll just have to see “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” for yourself." - Paul Rosenberg, SALON.COM

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Sailor Moon R - The Movie - First time released in the U.S. !!

Jan 20 to Jan 21
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Kunihiko Ikuhara - 1993 - 95m (sub) 85m ( - Japan- An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special presentation! - All Seats $15

DISCLAIMER: This movie contains some instances of flashing lights which may not be suitable for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion advised.

ALSO NOTE:  the English subtitled version will play Friday and the English dubbed version will play Saturday.

This includes a 10 minute, never before seen Sailor Moon short film, as well as a short introduction of the film with the dub voice over actors. The Subbed version will include the short film but not the intro by the dub actors.

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT LOBO ANIME & COMICS!

The fan fave anime is here!  Kisenian, traveling from a far away galaxy, disguised as a meteor, aims to gather all the "positive" energy from the Earth and plant the seeds of "negativity" leaving Earth full of hatred. Unable to do this on her own, Kisenian preys on the vulnerable heart of Darien's childhood friend, Fiore. Fiore, jealous of Sailor Moon and Darien's passionate friendship, joins Kisenian in her wicked endeavor to gather energy from every star and planet!

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Best of Blackout - A Screening of 10 Years of Blackout Videos!

Jan 21
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

2006-2016 - 90m approx - A Blackout Theatre presentation - no matinees

For 10 years, Blackout Theatre has been producing hilarious sketch comedy videos and releasing them to the world on YouTube. Now, we’re taking them to the big screen! That’s right, one day only, catch all your favorite Blackout videos playing at the Guild Cinema. 

Laugh along with Lynette as she showcases the interesting ways Burquenos talk. Follow the riveting adventures of Slow Steve. Learn what it means to be “Funemployed” in Blackout’s web series. And much much more. All this to celebrate Blackout’s 10th Season of creating stories that engage and ignite the community. 

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Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same - as part of the BATTLE OF THE BANDS!

Jan 21 to Jan 23
Saturday to Monday 5:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Peter Clifton and Joe Massot - 1976 - 138m - No matinees

Double Featured with RAMONES:  ROCK N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL as part of our "Song Ramones The Same: Battle of the Bands"! 

Hey! Ho, let's go! Guild goers! We're think'in you all are need'in a whole lotta love, and we're poised to give it up, to you, with our Battle of the Bands special. The contenders? Two bands that couldn't be more unalike. From across "the pond", Led Zeppelin, in their Madison Square Garden concert film, of 1973, " The Song Remains the Same", repleat with fantasy sequences of each member of the band, versus, who else? from the good 'ol USA, our very own, Ramones, in their 1979 film, "Rock and Roll High School".  Who will prevail as champion? You decide. PLUS the screenings will likely feature a live band performing before each show (THANK YOU SISTER BAR!), and a drawing offering CD's of the two featured, contending bands.

A trippy documentary of the legendary super heavy rock group Led Zeppelin tour mixed with live concert footage, a unique fantasy, and interviews with those involved with the band!

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THE RAMONES: Rock N' Roll High School - as part of the BATTLE OF THE BANDS!

Jan 21 to Jan 23
Saturday to Monday 3:45, 8:30

Dir. Allan Arkush - 1979 - 93m - No matinees

Double Featured with LED ZEPPLIN:  SONG REMAINS THE SAME as part of our "Song Ramones The Same: Battle of the Bands"! 

Hey! Ho, let's go! Guild goers! We're think'in you all are need'in a whole lotta love, and we're poised to give it up, to you, with our Battle of the Bands special. The contenders? Two bands that couldn't be more unalike. From across "the pond", Led Zeppelin, in their Madison Square Garden concert film, of 1973, " The Song Remains the Same", repleat with fantasy sequences of each member of the band, versus, who else? from the good 'ol USA, our very own, Ramones, in their 1979 film, "Rock and Roll High School".  Who will prevail as champion? You decide. PLUS the screenings will likely feature a live band performing before each show, and a drawing offering CD's of the two featured, contending bands.

It's the great Roger Corman produced, nonstop fun teen rock musical starring the delectable die hards THE RAMONES!

Vince Lombardi High School has quite a reputation: it is the wildest, most rockin high school around! That is, until a thug of a principal, Miss Togar, comes along and tries to make the school a totalitarian state. With the help of the Ramones, the students of Vince Lombardi battle the iron-fisted rule of Miss Togar and take their battle to a truly explosive conclusion!

Starring P.J. Soles (Halloween), Vince Van Patten (Hell Night), Clint Howard (Grand Theft Auto), Dey Young (Spaceballs), Mary Woronov (Death Race 2000), Dick Miller (Piranha) and Paul Bartel (Hollywood Boulevard).

“A pure, cheerfully juvenile blast of blitzkrieg guitar rock, Looney Tunes sight gags, teenage hormones and rebellion against authority because it's there.” - Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com

“A brilliant little piece of work within its own framework.” - Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures

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Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes On the World

Jan 22
Sunday 1pm

Dir. Renee Silverman & Peter Miller - 2016 - 40m - All Seats $5 - A Fundraiser!

Presented by the Refugee Youth Mentoring Program at Catholic Charities

A short documentary that follows students at a New York City summer program for children seeking asylum from the world’s most volatile conflicts. The film presents an intimate, emotionally gripping account of the students’ stories of escaping war and conflict and resettling in America, chronicling their triumphs and setbacks as their lives unfold over the course of one formative summer. Refugee Kids humanizes complex geopolitics and depict the challenges and urgency of immigration to America in an increasingly dangerous – and interconnected – world.

BONUS!  Film to be followed by a discussion panel on the issues facing the refugee community in Albuquerque and an art show featuring the artistic works of the children in the Refugee Youth Mentoring Program. Art work and merchandise will be available for purchase. All proceeds and donations will go towards funding the Mentoring Program and the art projects the Program is collaborating on with other refugee communities around the world.

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Cabaret - as partABQ FILM CLUB's Musicals series

Jan 24 to Jan 26
Tuesday to Thursday 3:00, 5:30, 8:00

Dir. Bob Fosse - 1972 - 124m

45th ANNIVERSARY!  SPECIAL THANKS TO THE ABQ FILM CLUB, JESSICA & EVA!

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to Cabaret. The winner of eight Academy Awards, it boasts a score by the legendary songwriting partnership behind another film that would energize the movie musical genre with equal razzle-dazzle 30 years later: Chicago's John Kander and Fred Ebb. Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) and an impish emcee (Joel Grey) sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force. Cabaret caught lightning (and won Oscars) for Minnelli, Grey and director Bob Fosse, who shaped a triumph of style and substance. Come to this Cabaret, old chum. You'll never want to leave.

“Superbly choreographed by Fosse, the cabaret numbers evoke the Berlin of 1931 - city of gaiety and perversion, of champagne and Nazi propaganda - so vividly that only an idiot could fail to perceive that something is rotten in the state of Weimar.” - Time Out

“It's an all-time masterpiece, mercurial and timeless. I am changed every time I see it.” - Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central

“Everybody in Cabaret is very fine, and meticulously chosen for type, down to the last weary transvestite and to the least of the bland, blond open-faced Nazis in the background.” - Roger Greenspun, New York Times

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Antarctica: Ice & Sky

Jan 27 to Jan 30
Friday to Monday 4:30, 6:30

Dir. Luc Jacquet - 2015 - 89m - France - In French With English voiceover

From Oscar-winning director Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins) comes a stirring portrait of French glaciologist, Claude Lorius, whose groundbreaking research in Antarctica gave us the first clear evidence of man-made global climate change. 

Lorius discovered his destiny as a college student when he joined an expedition to Antarctica in 1955; land essentially untouched by scientific experiment. He would go on to participate in twenty-two expeditions during his long career, facing unforgiving conditions and brutal personal challenges that were rewarded with an amazing discovery: using ice cores thousands of meters deep, tiny air bubbles suspended in the ice reveal the composition of the planet’s atmosphere over nearly a million years. Through remarkable archival footage and stunning drone cinematography, Antarctica: Ice and Sky is an epic tale where science and adventure meet, equal parts contemplative memoir and an ardent call to action.

“Gorgeously choreographed shots, many of them filmed with the help of drones by outstanding cinematographer Stephane Martin.” - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

“This is a powerful testament, and one that ought to have a considerable impact.” - Mark Kermode, The Guardian

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Saving Banksy

Jan 27 to Jan 30
Friday to Monday 8:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Colin Day - 2015 - 72m - No Matinees

The Story Of A Multi-Million Dollar Art Heist That Is Perfectly Legal!

Featuring interviews with top street and graffiti artists from across the globe, including Ben Eine, Risk, Revok, Niels Mueman, Blek Le Rat, Anthony Lister, Doze Green, Hera and Glen E Friedman

British artist Banksy is an International sensation. He has created some of the world's most iconic street-art. His work is deemed illegal by authorities, but at auction Banksy street-paintings sell for hundreds-of-thousands of dollars. While his work is created for the public, Banksy paintings are being removed by art dealers and re-sold at auction for huge profits, and the artist receives nothing.

The documentary feature film "Saving Banksy" is the true story of one misguided art collector’s attempt to save a Banksy from destruction and the auction block.  It asks the question, ‘What would you do if you woke up one morning and found a million dollar Banksy spray painted on the side of your house?’

"A documentary about the legality, politics, and ethics of removing street art from the street, and what happens once you have a giant unauthenticated Banksy stored in your bedroom closet” - Vandalog

"Focuses on the street artist’s oblique relationship to the art market – an anonymous artist whose public works aren’t for sale. Or are they?  This documentary would read like an international art heist picture if the outrageous profiteering on display was actually illegal. – Burnaway

"Delivers insightful dialogue that challenges attitudes around the interplay of art and ownership." - Channelnonfiction

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Best of Fest 2: The NY Int. Children's Film Fest Tour!

Jan 28 to Jan 29
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon ONLY!

2016 - 65 approx. - Mom's Matinee brings a great festival to town! All Seats $5

Recommended for Ages 8 to Adult

Cats can claw up a whole lot of trouble in One Hell of a Plan, Air-Mail, and Minoule. Fables come to life in very different ways in My Grandfather Was a Cherry Tree and The Man, The Boy and the Donkey. A playing field typically reserved for sports becomes an area for unexpected courtship in Change-Over and Two Left Feet. We meet William and his pet scorpion in By the Name of Boston. Accidents, Blunders and Calamities and Two Friends teach creatures of all shapes and sizes that danger can come when you least expect it, but Lilou proves that there’s often more than meets the surface about those who frighten us. Award-winning filmmaker Ainslie Henderson gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some magical puppets in Stems, and Slaves of the Rave proves that there’s just as much performance in the audience as there tends to be on stage. 

ONE HELL OF A PLAN - France – dir. Jean-Loup Felicioli / Alain Gagnol, Animation, In French with English Subtitles, 2016, 6 min

Mo and Carl are two hapless burglars with one great plan. It involves a special potion, countless cats, a little old lady, and plenty of opportunities for disaster.

MINOULE - France – dir. Nicolas Bianco-Levrin, Animation, No Dialogue, 2014, 4 min

One determined cat goes to great lengths for a tasty canary.

BY THE NAME OF BOSTON USA dir. - Grant Kolton, Animation, In English, 2015, 2.5 min

William Boston lives in the desert and doesn't care for many things, though he does have one friend, a scorpion named Chester.

TWO LEFT FEET - Italy dir. Isabella Salvetti Live Action, In Italian with English Subtitles, 2015, 6 min

Mirko loves soccer, but when it comes to the cute girl he spots nearby, does he have game?

MY GRANDFATHER WAS A CHERRY TREE - Russia dir. Olga Poliektova / Tatiana Poliektova, Animation, In English, 2015, 12.5 min

A young boy realizes that his beloved cherry tree has provided his family with more than just fruit.

TWO FRIENDS - Russia/France dir. Natalie Chernysheva, Animation, No Dialogue, 2014, 4 min

Even best friends can have trouble understanding each other when they are from two different worlds.

THE MAN, THE BOY, AND THE DONKEY Japan, dir. Atsushi Wada, Animation, In Japanese with English Subtitles, 2014, 3 min

Once upon a time, there was a family selling donkeys. One day, the son said, "It is a waste of time if we don't ride the donkeys."

AIR-MAIL - Switzerland/France, dir. Isabelle Favez, Animation, No Dialogue, 2015, 6 min

A young woman lives alone with her cunning cat, secretly in love with the boxer next door.  Thanks to her cat’s adventures, she gets closer to contact with her crush.

CHANGEOVER, Iran, dir. Mehdi Alibeygi, Animation, No Dialogue, 2014, 1.5 min

A young bird engages in a surprising courtship...on a badminton court.

ACCIDENTS, BLUNDERS, AND CALAMITIES - New Zealand, dir. James Cunningham, Live Action/Animation, In English, 2015, 5 min

A father possum reads his kids the spooky story of the most dangerous animal of all:  HUMANS!

SLAVES OF THE RAVE - UK, dir. William Garratt, Animation, No Dialogue, 2014, 2.5 min

Whether it’s a rock concert, an opera, a jazz performance, or an electronic show, we’re all just slaves to the rave!

STEMS - UK, dir. Ainslie Henderson, Documentary, In English, 2015, 2 min

2012 Festival Grand Prize winner Ainslie Henderson (I Am Tom Moody) shares his eulogy for the short life span of stop motion animation puppets.

LILOU - Lebanon/France, dir. Rawan Rahim, Animation, No Dialogue, 2015, 8 min

Lilou, shy and curious, has rare insight into other people’s pasts. When she crosses paths with a strange man, she experiences an unexpected resolution.

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Made In Venice: The Story of Venice, CA Skateboarding!

Jan 31
Tuesday 6:30, 8:30

Dir. Jonathan Penson - 2016 - 78m - No Matinees

A rippin’, shreddin ride with the skateboarders of Venice from “raising hell on the beach in their teens to turning pro and putting “street skating” on the global map.  SPECIAL THANKS TO NOT LIKE YOU RECORDS AND BZ SKATE SHOP & TEAM!

But, as you’ll find out in Made In Venice, defying gravity on a skateboard was easy compared to getting a skatepark.

Their biggest challenge of all wasn’t becoming skateboarding legends. It was about getting what they dreamed of … a skatepark on Venice Beach for the community, and the pro skaters of tomorrow.

Made In Venice … a new documentary film… captures the firsthand stories and recollections of 40-plus years of skateboarding in Venice that started with the Z-Boys, continued with its legendary “street skaters,” and the making of the now-iconic Venice Skatepark.

“If the 2001 documentary "Dog Town and Z-Boys" engagingly gave Southern California's skateboard culture its influential due, then "Made in Venice" comes across as its scrappy, but no less lovable, kid brother.” - Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times

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Groundhog Day - double featured with Groundhog Day

Feb 1 to Feb 2
Wednesday and Thursday 3:45, 6:00, 8:15

Dir. Harold Ramis - 1993 - 102m - 2 movies for the price of one!

A nod of thanks (wink, wink) to the Seattle Film Festival!

One of the acknowledged classics of American comedy, this is the hilarious & sweet story of a TV weatherman Phil Connors (a dang good Bill Murray), who is forced to live the same Feb. 2 over and over again until he gains some karmic -- and comic -- insight into his life.

“The most endearing film of both men's careers, a sweet and amusing surprise package.” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“When it comes to existential drama comedies about self realizations in a fantastic setting, [it] is right up there with films like "Her" and "Eternal Sunshine." - Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed

“While Murray's deadpan putdowns and dry dismissals of provincial peccadilloes are the comic highlights, Groundhog Day is no supercilious rip of small-town U.S.A.” - Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter

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Neruda

Feb 3 to Feb 7
Friday to Tuesday 3:30, 8:15

Dir. Pablo Larrain - 2016 - 107m - Chile - In Spanish with English subtitles

ALSO PLAYING MONDAY FEBRUARY 20 TO THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23 !

From Pablo Larraín (director of JACKIE and Academy Award nominated NO)

Synopsis: Beloved poet Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) is also the most famous communist in post-WWII Chile. When the political tides shift, he is forced underground, with a perseverant police inspector (Gael García Bernal) hot on his trail. Meanwhile, in Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows, and artists led by Pablo Picasso clamor for Neruda’s freedom. Neruda, however, sees the struggle with his police inspector nemesis as an opportunity to reinvent himself. He cunningly plays with the inspector, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse ever more perilous. In this story of a persecuted poet and his obsessive adversary, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become a symbol for liberty, as well as a literary legend.

“Not many directors get a one-two punch like Jackie and Neruda in the same season, but it just makes it all the more clear that Larrain is one of the world's most exciting and imaginative filmmakers, whatever the subject may be.” - Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press

“Not a biopic but a Nerudian take on the famed Chilean politician-poet, "Neruda" is a stunningly inventive take on the function rather than the life of a writer.” - Jay Weissberg, Variety

“[A] handsome, thoughtful and wisecracking metafictional lark.” - Chris Barsanti, Film Journal International

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The Salesman (Forushande)

Feb 3 to Feb 7
Friday to Tuesday 5:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Asghar Farhadi - 2017 - 125m - Iran - In Persian with English subtitles - No Matinees

ALSO PLAYING MONDAY FEBRUARY 20 TO THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23

FROM THE AWARD WINNING IRANIAN DIRECTOR OF A SEPARATION!

After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually, an incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life.

“Revealing neorealistic drama about the human condition in modern Tehran.” - Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews

“Creating tension that ratchets up in sly increments, Farhadi steers his narrative to a shattering conclusion about the quality of mercy and vengeance. - Brian D. Johnson, Maclean's Magazine

“(Actors) Hosseini and Alidoosti find the truth of every scene.” - Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto

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We Are The Flesh

Feb 3 to Feb 4
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Emiliano Rocha Minter - 2016 - 80m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special presentation!! - $8 General / $6 Students with ids

A beautifully shot psychological thriller, gorgeously capturing the depths of depravity and emotion capable by humans!

A young brother and sister, roaming an apocalyptic city, take refuge in the dilapidated lair of a strange hermit. He puts them to work building a bizarre cavernous structure, where he acts out his insane and depraved fantasies. Trapped in this maddening womb-like world under his malign influence, they find themselves sinking into the realms of dark and forbidden behaviour.

"An extreme Mexican fiesta of incest, cannibalism, and explicit sex." - Variety

"It didn't take long for my opinion to settle on, 'that movie was fucking awesome...'

Whatever your cinematic sensibility, you ain't seen nothin' like this before." - Birth.Movies.Death

"Simply put, Emiliano Rocha Minter's We Are the Flesh is the real deal. As a story, it's compelling, hypnotic, and shocking in a visceral, uncomfortable way, effortlessly evoking emotion and wonder through its endless depravity. But as cinema, it's bold, surreal, and visually spell-binding, almost like a pornographic portrait of hell painted through an existential lens. In relative terms, We Are the Flesh provokes the same reaction one might find in their virgin voyage through the art of Alejandro Jodorowsky, in which not a single punch is pulled or compromised. There's something pure about the artistry behind We Are the Flesh, even if you might not be ready to experience another human being's vision at its most unfiltered. FOUR STARS" - Fangoria

"I loved this film. It takes over your waking thoughts, like a recurring dream we try to forget, because we are fearful of finding out it may be a memory." - Alfonso Cuarón

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Jews Step Forward

Feb 4 to Feb 5
Saturday and Sunday 12:30pm Only!

Dir. Marjorie Wright & Elika Rezaee - 2016 - 112m - No Matinees

NOTE:  SATURDAY'S SCREENING WILL INCLUDE A POST SCREENING DISCUSSION WITH THE DIRECTOR PLUS RICH FORER AND OTHERS T.B.A. 

"Jews Step Forward traces a path grounded in the core ideals of Jewish identity, which ultimately must separate personal morality and conscience from socialized loyalty to Israel. It is a multi voice account by American Jews across the U.S., saying “no longer in my name”. Having moved beyond self censorship in the face of institutional power and social censure, they know that without help, Israel cannot rescue itself from its tragic devolution. Just as the American Jewish community historically was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement, so must it speak the unvarnished truth about Israel today." - AWARENESS FILM FEST 2016

Open ended policies of torture, imprisonment, and murder of indigenous Palestinians including children, contempt for international norms, and the rise of laws mirroring fascism, all poison any idea of national permanence for Israel based upon peace and regional integration.

The subjects of this film speak with the same Jewish voice, which historically led the struggle for justice around the world, cutting through visceral defenses to demand an awakening and a Judaism liberated from Zionism.” - Jewsstepforward.com

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Breakfast Club - as part of the Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to 80s Teen Movies book tour!

Feb 8
Wednesday 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 only!

Dir. John Hughes - 1985 - 97m

SPECIAL TOURING GUEST AUTHOR KEVIN SMOKLER WITH HIS BOOK "BRAT PACK AMERICA:  A Love Letter to 80s Teen Movies and the Places They Happened" WILL BE IN PERSON TO PRESENT THE 6pm & 8:30pm SCREENINGS!

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT http://bratpackamerica.brownpapertickets.com/

From writer/director John Hughes (Sixteen Candles, Weird Science), an iconic portrait of 1980s American high school life!

When Saturday detention started, they were simply the Jock, the Princess, the Brain, the Criminal and the Basket Case, but by that afternoon they had become closer than any of them could have imagined. Featuring an all-star ’80s cast including Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy, this warm-hearted coming-of-age comedy helped define an entire generation!

“Hughes has a wonderful knack for communicating the feelings of teenagers, as well as an obvious rapport with his exceptional cast - who deserve top grades.” - Kathleen Carroll, New York Daily News

“Rarely have on-screen teens felt this authentic. They bluster, bicker and trade horrible insults (hence the film's R rating), then suddenly expose their most guarded feelings.” - Rafer Guzman, Newsday

ABOUT BRAT PACK AMERICA:  A Love Letter to 80s Teen Movies and the Places They Happened: From the fictional towns of Hill Valley, CA, and Shermer, IL, to the beautiful landscapes of the “Goondocks” in Astoria and the “time of your life” dirty dancing resort still alive and well in Lake Lure, NC, '80s teen movies left their mark not just on movie screen and in the hearts of fans, but on the landscape of America itself. Like few other eras in movie history, the '80s teen movies has endured and gotten better with time. In Brat Pack America, Kevin Smokler gives virtual tours of your favorite movies while also picking apart why these locations are so important to these movies.

Including interviews with actors, writers, and directors of the era, and a Trapper Keeper full of interesting facts about your favorite '80s movies, Brat Pack America is a must for any fan of The Breakfast Club and Back to the Future, of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink, and Dead Poets Society. Smokler went to Goonies Day in Astoria, OR, took a Lost Boys tour of Santa Cruz, CA, and in the present visited retro arcades, movie theaters and record stores. His exploration of highways and main streets of Brat Pack America remind us why we loved the teen movies of the '80s so much and, three decades later, still do.

ABOUT KEVIN SMOKLER:  the author of the essay collection Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books you Haven't Touched Since High School (2013), which the Atlantic Wire called “truly enjoyable,” and the editor of Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times, A San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book of 2005. His work has appeared in the LA Times, Fast Company, BuzzFeed, Vulture, the San Francisco Chronicle, Publishers Weekly, and on NPR. In 2013, he was BookRiot's first ever Writer-in-Residence.

He can be found on twitter at @weegee. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, cat, and most of MTV's first year on vinyl.

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Yochi - A Defenders of Wildlife special presentation!

Feb 9
Thursday 6:00, 8:00 only!

Dir. Ilana Lapid - 2016 - 90m approx - FREE!! Seat is limited to first-come-first-serve!

Following the screening, Lapid will lead a discussion on the process of making the film, the conservation of yellow-headed parrots and the illegal wildlife trafficking industry.

Yochi, a 9-year old selectively mute Mayan boy, guards a nest in the pine savannah of Belize. When his beloved older brother returns from the city, Yochi discovers that he's in debt, and has turned to poaching - setting the brothers on a collision course.

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Black Dynamite - In Honor of Black History Month!

Feb 10
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Scott Sanders - 2009 - 90m - A NM ENTERTAINMENT MOVIE NIGHT SPECIAL! - ALL SEATS $8

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE

A fantastic ode to Rudy Ray Moore and all the blaxploitation greats!

In honor of Black History Month, New Mexico Entertainment is excited to present Black Dynamite, the American blaxploitationaction comedy film starring Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, and Salli Richardson. The movie centers around former CIA agent Black Dynamite, who must avenge his brother's death while cleaning the streets of a new drug that is ravaging the community.  

 “Winningly nutty! An enjoyable celebratory ode to a fiercely entertaining counterculture-inspired genre.” -Richard Abele, The Los Angeles Times

“Madcap-brilliant!  A one-of-a-kind comedy high!” -Owen Glieberman, Entertainment Weekl

“I’ve seen a lot of 1970s films, and I’m here to tell you that “Black Dynamite” gets it mostly right, and when it’s wrong, it’s wrong on purpose and knows just what it’s doing.”  -Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times

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Oscar Nominated Short Films - 2017 !!

Feb 10 to Feb 19
Friday to the following Sunday

Dir. Various - 2017

It's that time of year again - Academy Award nominated shorts from around the planet:  LIVE ACTION, ANIMATION and DOCUMENTARY!  

For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 10th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. 

Nominations will be announced January 24 so check back here then for updates on the specifics!

Friday February 10 to Monday February 13 - ANIMATION! @ Show times T.B.A. 
Friday February 14 to Monday February 16 - DOCUMENTARIES! @ Show times T.B.A.
            Friday February 17 to Sunday February 19 - LIVE ACTION! @ Show times T.B.A. 

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Cabin in the Sky - In Celebration of Black History Month

Feb 11 to Feb 12
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Vincente Minnelli - 1943 - 99m - No Matinees

Vincente Minnelli's directorial debut!  Lena Horne, Ethel Waters, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson and Louis Armstrong--four of the greatest stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood--star in this musical fantasy as temptation pulls a man toward Satan . . . and his loving and God-fearing wife fights for his eternal soul in this classic film, Cabin in the Sky . Seriously injured in a barroom brawl, Little Joe Jackson (Anderson-- Brewster's Millions, Gone with the Wind ) hovers between life and death, dreaming that he is the centerpiece of an epic struggle between Heaven and Hell for his soul: On his side are the prayers of his loyal, pious wife, Petunia (Waters-- Pinky, Cairo ); battling on the side of darkness is Lucifer Jr. (Rex Ingram-- Hurry Sundown ), and his most powerful weapon, the beautiful and seductive Georgia Brown (Horne-- The Wiz, Till the Clouds Roll By, Stormy Weather ). Songs include : Taking a Chance on Love Happiness is Just a Thing Called Joe Life's Full of Consequences Cabin in the Sky.

“Fascinatingly stylized musical.” - Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television

“Top-notch musical with great performances.” - Ken Hanke,Mountain Xpress

“Minnelli's feature debut was MGM's first all-black musical since Vidor's Hallellujah!, a stylized fable boasting great performances from Lena Horne, in her first major role, and Ethel waters, as her nemesis.” - Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com

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St. Louis Blues - In Celebration of Black History Month!

Feb 18 to Feb 19
Saturday and Sunday 1pm only!

Dir. Allen Reisner - 1958 - 93m - No Matinees

The life of legendary bluesman W.C. Handy is highly dramatized in this tuneful biopic. The story opens as his father, a minister chastises his son for playing "the devil's music." Despite his father's admonitions, Handy is drawn to the blues. He is encouraged by two disparate women, one an earthy singer from New Orleans and the other a good-hearted girl from his hometown whose main concern is Handy's happiness. Stress causes Handy to go blind for a while, but eventually he regains his sight, becomes famous for his music, and wins the respect of his father. The highlight of the film involves the performance of Handy's music by some of the great blues and jazz singers of the 1950s including Cole, Calloway, Jackson, and Fitzgerald. Songs include "Hesitating Blues," "Chantez Les Bas," "Beale Street Blues," (W.C. Handy), "Careless Love" (based on folk music by Handy; lyrics by Spencer Williams, Martha Koenig), "Morning Star," "Way Down South Where the Blues Began," "Mr. Bayle," "Aunt Hagar's Blues" (Handy; lyrics by Tim Brymn), "They that Sow" (hymn), and "Going to See My Sarah" (spiritual).

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Neruda - Encores!

Feb 20 to Feb 23
Monday to Thursday 3:30, 8:15

Dir. Pablo Larrain - 2016 - 107m - Chile - In Spanish with English subtitles

Beloved poet Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) is also the most famous communist in post-WWII Chile. When the political tides shift, he is forced underground, with a perseverant police inspector (Gael García Bernal) hot on his trail. Meanwhile, in Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows, and artists led by Pablo Picasso clamor for Neruda’s freedom. Neruda, however, sees the struggle with his police inspector nemesis as an opportunity to reinvent himself. He cunningly plays with the inspector, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse ever more perilous. In this story of a persecuted poet and his obsessive adversary, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become a symbol for liberty, as well as a literary legend.

“Not many directors get a one-two punch like Jackie and Neruda in the same season, but it just makes it all the more clear that Larrain is one of the world's most exciting and imaginative filmmakers, whatever the subject may be.” - Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press

“Not a biopic but a Nerudian take on the famed Chilean politician-poet, "Neruda" is a stunningly inventive take on the function rather than the life of a writer.” - Jay Weissberg, Variety

“[A] handsome, thoughtful and wisecracking metafictional lark.” - Chris Barsanti, Film Journal International

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The Salesman (Forushande) - Encores!

Feb 20 to Feb 23
Monday to Thursday 5:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Asghar Farhadi - 2017 - 125m - Iran - In Persian with English subtitles - No Matinees

FROM THE AWARD WINNING IRANIAN DIRECTOR OF A SEPARATION!

After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually, an incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life.

“Revealing neorealistic drama about the human condition in modern Tehran.” - Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews

“Creating tension that ratchets up in sly increments, Farhadi steers his narrative to a shattering conclusion about the quality of mercy and vengeance. - Brian D. Johnson, Maclean's Magazine

“(Actors) Hosseini and Alidoosti find the truth of every scene.” - Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto

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XX

Feb 24 to Feb 25
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. various - 2017 - 80m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special presentation!! $8 General / $6 Students with ids - special door prizes by LOBO ANIME & COMICS!!

FOUR DEADLY TALES BY FOUR KILLER WOMEN!  KARYN KUSAMA (GIRLFIGHT, JENNIFER'S BODY), MARY HARRON (AMERICAN PSYCHO), JENNIFER LYNCH (SURVEILLANCE, BOXING HELENA) AND JOVANKA VUCKOVIC.  

An all new horror anthology with a gender twist - all segments will be helmed by female directors and will star female leads. The directors have been given free creative rein within budget and time constraints, but all of the segments themselves will involve the horror genre.  Stay tuned, further details t.b.a. so check back here soon!

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Babe

Feb 25 to Feb 26
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon ONLY!

Dir. Chris Noonan - 1995 - 92m - Mom's Matinee bring back a 90s classic!

Academy Award winner and Best Picture nominee! 

The inspirational, endearing and fun-filled tale of a shy Yorkshire piglet who doesn’t quite know his place in the world. But when Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell) wins him at the county fair, Babe discovers that he can be anything he wants to be –even an award-winning sheepdog! With the help of a delightful assortment of barnyard friends, the heroic little pig is headed for the challenge of his life.

“A terrific picture that takes a lot of risks and makes them all pay off in a charming story about a pig who fancies himself a sheepdog -- or sheep-pig.” - Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune

“It's a delight from start to finish that will captivate children and melt the heart of even the grumpiest adult.” - John Ferguson, Radio Times

“For children, the movie will play like a storybook come to life. Adults, at first, will marvel at the special effects and puppetry. But ultimately, they'll be won over by the nuances of a story that finds a fresh way to deliver a timeless message.” - Gary Dretzka, Chicago Tribune

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Kedi - Nine Lives: Cats in Istanbul!

Feb 27 to Mar 5
Monday to Sunday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Ceyda Torun - 2016 - 80m - US/Turkey - In Turkish with English subtitles - No Matinees -

KEDi is not a documentary about house cats or the strays you occasionally see in your back yard. KEDi is a film about the hundreds of thousands of cats who have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years, wandering in and out of people’s lives, impacting them in ways only an animal who lives between the worlds of the wild and the tamed can. Cats and their kittens bring joy and purpose to those they choose, giving people an opportunity to reflect on life and their place in it. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to ourselves.

“Splendidly graceful and quietly magical … Trust me: “Kedi” will make you a believer.” - Joe Leydon, Variety

“More than just another example of cute kittens on camera, Kedi bubbles over with charm and insight that millions of YouTube videos can't match.” - Sarah Ward, Screen International

“Yes, Kedi is an unashamed love letter to the compelling creatures at its centre, but, peppered with wisdom and warmth, it's also more than just the ultimate cat video. - Sarah Ward, ArtsHub

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Comedian Ian Harris Live - The EXTRAORDINARY Tour!!

Mar 11
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

2017 - 75m approx. - Tickets $12 in advance (location t.b.a.), $15 at the door

CLICK HERE TO BUY ADVANCE TICKETS!

Comedian Ian Harris comes to Albuquerque for one night only, on tour promoting his second hour long television special "ExtraOrdinary". A fascinating and funny mix of spot-on impressions and clever, cutting-edge comedy, Ian Harris' act has landed him coveted appearances on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, COMEDY CENTRAL, as well as his first hour TV special "CRITICAL & THINKING"" which AXS TVcalled "A truly masterful hour of wit, humor and derisive jabbing." His keen grasp of science, evidenced by his satirical, skeptical take on everything from religion to global warming-deniers and beyond, has also earned him comparisons to favorite thinking-man's comics like Lenny Bruce, Bill Maher and George Carlin. With a unique point of view and an impressive array of comedian talents, Ian delivers a thought provoking style of stand-up all his own. 

Featuring for Ian will be Albuquerque's own Maurice Northup, who was part of The Evolution of Comedy Tour!

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