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The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

Sep 22 to Sep 26
Friday to Tuesday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Errol Morris - 2017 - 76m - No Matinees

Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera. For the next thirty-five years she captured the "surfaces" of those who visited her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables. As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, Dorfman gives Errol Morris an inside tour of her backyard archive.

In The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography, Errol Morris explores the life of a gifted analog photographer facing a digital present. Dorfman, with whimsical charm and wit, gives her longtime friend a tour of her backyard garage-turned-archive.

Dorfman pulls out portraits one by one and holds them up for Morris—for the first time in recent years without his trademark Interrotron. The result is a surreal show-and-tell, as Dorfman shares the stories behind her photographs and her spontaneous musings on life. "I think one thing about having all the pictures," she says, "is you sort of search for the narrative. But there probably is no narrative. It’s just what happened. It doesn’t go by a script."

The B-Side begins with Dorfman’s personal narrative of her struggle to find an identity as a young woman coming of age in the 1960s. When a colleague presented her with a Hasselblad camera on a whim, Dorfman quickly declared, "I’m a photographer!" Armed with her new camera, she began to photograph her friends at the Grolier Book Shop in Harvard Square—including such writers and luminaries as Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, Robert Lowell, and Charles Olson.

But it wasn’t until 1980 that Dorfman found her ultimate medium: a rare large-format camera devised by the Polaroid Corporation. The instant photographs it produced were enormous—20 inches wide and 24 inches tall—with saturated colors and unparalleled detail. Dorfman was bewitched by the scale and clarity of this magical camera. The B-Side traces Dorfman’s love affair with the 20x24, while also presenting the wide range of formats Dorfman’s portraits and self-portraits haven taken over the years—from early 2-¼" negatives to prints produced by Polaroid’s even larger-format 40x80 instant camera.

Dorfman’s approach to portraits—large or small—is simple. She doesn’t want to plumb the depths of her subject’s souls or "to take more than they’re willing to give." Instead, she and her camera celebrate the people who step into her studio—their surface appearances, personalities, idiosyncrasies, and everyday triumphs. "Life," Dorfman says, "is hard enough. You don’t need to walk around with a picture of it."

Dorfman ultimately reveals a neglected section of her archive in The B-Side. She always took at least two 20x24s per portrait session, but her clients only purchased one. The remaining portrait was "the B-side." Like the flipside of 45s, Dorfman’s B-sides are hidden treasures when revisited. Now, she reflects, her B-sides look "perfectly wonderful."

The B-Side is a loving portrait of a unique artist too often overlooked in considerations of 20th century photography. It revels in the intimate beauty of Dorfman’s portraits and in her singular appreciation for the ordinary aspects of human life. As photographs begin to fade and Dorfman’s retirement looms, Morris’s film reminds us of a bygone era of analog photography and the extraordinary life of one of its champions.

“A fine-grained (no photography pun intended) look at the way that the development of an artist's style is usually intertwined with the technology and materials that she chooses to embrace.”- Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com

“As warmly affectionate as its subject, a close friend and neighbor of the director.” - Ella Taylor, NPR

“[An] enjoyable but also profound movie.” - Glenn Kenny, New York Times

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The Midwife

Sep 22 to Sep 26
Friday to Tuesday 3:30, 7:45

Dir. Martin Provost - 2017 - 117m - France - In French with English subtitles

Two of French cinema’s biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them together in this sharp character study from the César-award winning director Martin Provost (Séraphine).

"Catherine Deneuve is in one of her best roles of her career." – Ben Croll, Indiewire

"A stellar cast with terrific performances...a crowd-pleaser!" – Justin Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter 

“A bittersweet delight. Rich, thoughtful, and funny.”  – Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily

StarStarStarStarStar "Closely observed, intelligently imagined...Frot is superb." – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle 

“Never a dull moment, thanks to the stellar performances by the two Catherines.” – Kristen Yoonsoo Kim, Village Voice 

"Deneuve is a force of nature… her visceral performance will leave you gobsmacked." – Thelma Adams, Observer

“Unexpectedly funny and sweet…. a celebration of life and its pleasures, big and small.” – Kimber Myers, The Playlist

“Bristles with romance and truth.” – Brandon Judell, The Huffington Post

StarStarStarStar – Cath Clarke, Time Out

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The New York Dog Film Festival

Sep 23 to Sep 24
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon

Dir. various - 2016-2017 - 71m & 68m - ONLY A $5 ADMISSION!

The NY Dog Film Festival is a philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and their people, offering dog lovers a shared audience experience of canine-themed films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain about the human-canine bond. With a New York City premiere every fall, the Festival then travels around the country, supporting local animal welfare groups which bring people and pets together, along with our national partner and beneficiary, Dogs Playing for Life.

YEAR ONE PROGRAM #1 "SECOND CHANCES" (71 Minutes) - SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23

HARVEY & HARMONY (1:00) is indescribable!; THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MOLLY (7:00) First time British director Sue Carpenter's love tribute to her black Lab Molly; 989 MILES HOME (15:00) Laurence Alexander's student film depicting discarded dogs in South Carolina being transported by volunteers to welcoming adoptive homes in the Northeast; GAME OF BONES (10:30) Director Blaire Dobiecki (Melbourne, Australia) re-imagines the popular television series with a similar name, starring her own rescued Lab, Helen, as the heroine;  CONVERSATION WITH MY DOGS (3:00)  Humorist Merrill Markoe questions why her dogs follow her everywhere;  DAVID & GOLIATH (12:00)  Director George Zaverdas based his period film on a true story of a Jewish resistance fighter fleeing from the Nazis, who takes refuge in a dog house where the German shepherd saves his life; LE SAUVETAGE (6:00)  Peter Mcevilley's faux-French tale of how dogs view us and bring us together –  promoting adoption with the rescued performing Olate dogs. (in French with subtitles); USEFUL DOG TRICKS (4:00) Heather Brook's Terrier Jesse embodies “multi-tasking;” A BOY AND HIS DOG (9:30) Jonna Mciver 's documentary features Owen - a very little boy - whose family adopts Haatchi - a very big dog - and how they make each other whole;  

YEAR ONE PROGRAM #2 "LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING" (65 Minutes) - SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24

HARVEY DOGS HOME (1:00) indescribably delightful; FOG OF COURAGE (7:30)  John R. Dilworth (an Academy Award nominee) made this animated horror/comedy about a cowardly dog named Courage; LOOKING FOR LOVE (3:00) Australian director Blaire Dobiecki stars her rescued black Lab, Helen, in a cautionary tale about looking for love online; THE LEWIS LECTURES (7:30) Merrill Markoe's animated depiction of what dogs actually think and do when we leave the house; DOG YEARS (4:00) Director Sam Hearn's voice-over of a dog who questions his relationship with his frequently absent owner;  VALENTINA (9:30) Spanish directors Crespo and Romera's tale of an estranged couple and their Pug Valentina, who brings them back together. (in Spanish, sub-titled); THE POODLE TRAINER (8:00)  Vance Malone's character study of a circus trainer, whose performing poodles are the center of her universe (in Russian, sub-titled);  DINE IN THE DARK (:30)  Jake Shannon, an Australian student, made this PSA for Guide Dogs for the Blind to create empathy for living with vision-impairment; SECOND CHANCES (20:00)  Director Steven Latham's film about female prisoners who train dogs from shelters, changing lives on both ends of the leash; PETCO ADOPTION STORY (3:00) with roller blader Bonnie Thunder.

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Walking Into History: Thru-hiking the Grand Canyon

Sep 27
Wednesday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Elyssa Shalla and Matt Jenkins - 2017 - 60m - All Seats $10

A NEW MEXICO WILDERNESS ALLIANCE SPECIAL PRESENTATION!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

In the winter of 2015-16 Elyssa Shalla and Matt Jenkins completed an historic 700-mile journey hiking the length of the Grand Canyon. Elyssa is the first woman to thru-hike the Grand Canyon in a single trip, and they are the first couple to thru-hike the canyon in a single trip. They will describe their epic adventure in a one-hour program, followed by Q&A with the audience. This event is a fundraiser for New Mexico Wild!

About the Presenters

Elyssa Shalla and Matt Jenkins are drawn to protecting and exploring the wild places of the American West. After completing Master's degrees in music performance, the couple moved to northern Arizona in 2009, where they are now backcountry rangers for Grand Canyon National Park, specializing in resource education and resource protection, respectively. In 2013, they completed Graduate Certificates in Wilderness Management from the University of Montana. Their research pertaining to resource management below the rim of Grand Canyon will appear in the forthcoming issue of Park Science, the research journal of the National Park Service. Matt has also contributed articles and/or images to publications such as Percussive Notes, Perspectives of New Music, Backpacker, and contributes to the Hyperlite Mountain Gear blog. Backpacking, climbing, rafting, and photography are the modes through which they continue their pursuit to understand the vast landscapes outside their back door. Their goal is to share their experiences in those wild places with friends, family, and the public.

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Sidemen: Long Road to Glory

Sep 28 to Sep 30
Thursday to Saturday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Scott D. Rosenbaum - 2016 - 80m - No Matinees

NARRATED BY MARC MARON!

An intimate look at the incredible lives and legacies of piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf sidemen.

The film captures some of the last interviews and their final live performances together, before their deaths in 2011. The historic live shows are accompanied by performances and personal insights from many of the blues and rock stars these legendary sidemen inspired including; Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Elvin Bishop, Shemekia Copeland, Robby Krieger, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tim Reynolds, Joe Perry, Joe Bonamassa and Johnny Winter. 

“Has the urgency of a fan who realizes that the indomitable spirit of American roots music resides in mortal musicians.” - Serena Donadoni, Village Voice

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The Last Dalai Lama?

Sep 28 to Oct 4
Thursday to Wednesday 4:00, 8:15

Dir. Mickey Lemle - 2017 - 82m

For over a thousand years, Tibetan Buddhist psychology has taught techniques for overcoming negative, afflictive emotions, such as anger, greed, jealousy, sloth and ignorance. In the film THE LAST DALAI LAMA?, His Holiness explains that Tibetan Buddhism is both a religion and a "science of the mind"; he also shares his crystallized understanding of the nature of mind, and its part in the creation and alleviation of all of our suffering. Believing that this precious wisdom belongs to the world, twenty years ago The Dalai Lama challenged a select group of world-renowned Neuroscientists and Mind/Brain researchers to look into the workings of the mind, and to prove scientifically that "Tibetan Buddhist technologies" for overcoming afflictive emotions are skills that can be learned by anyone. The Dalai Lama commissioned Dr. Paul Ekman and his daughter Dr. Eve Ekman to come up with an "Atlas of Emotions" as a way of understanding the effects of emotions on having a tranquil mind. Being able to recognize the patterns, triggers and responses to emotions is the first step in dealing with them. In a moving sequence with a high school class in British Columbia, His Holiness The Dalai Lama is able to share his passion for the subject. His urgency and dedication come through in THE LAST DALAI LAMA? as he now turns 82, and must deal with the questions of aging and death, and whether he will reincarnate as The Dalai Lama, or if he will be the last of the lineage that has existed for a millennia.

“A surplus of wisdom and benevolence radiates from "The Last Dalai Lama?" -Helen T. Verongos, New York Times

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Dave Made A Maze

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

Dir. Bill Watterson - 2017 - 80m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation - $8 general / $6 students

Starring Nick Thune, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, James Urbaniak, & Adam Busch!

Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation. Ignoring his warnings, Dave’s girlfriend Annie leads a band of oddball explorers on a rescue mission. Once inside, they find themselves trapped in an ever-changing supernatural world, threatened by booby traps and pursued by a bloodthirsty Minotaur.

“Wildly inventive…an impressively crafted feature that’s full of frequent surprises” ~The Hollywood Reporter

“Exploding with creativity…a ridiculously fun and absurd romp” ~ Film Pulse

“Epic and fantastic…absurd, hilarious and filled with a sense of wonder”

~ Las Vegas Review-Journal

“…the most spectaculous independent film I’ve seen in some years…A triumph of design and creativity…Dave Made A Maze is the kind of film that only comes around once in a decade…” ~ AMFM

“…one of the most original and entertaining films in recent memory” ~ Bloody Disgusting

“Dave Made A Maze is the kind of film that makes someone a believer in the power of cinema…do whatever you must to see it on the biggest screen available as soon as humanly possible. You can thank me later.” ~ Substream

“The epic art design and ingenious sets provide a never-ending treat for the eyes” ~ Screen Anarchy

“A visually inventive tour-de-force of anarchic glee…a marvelous gem of an indie comedy, its cinematic treasures a treat for all.” ~ Hammer To Nail

“One of the most vivid, imaginative, and original movie worlds in recent cinema…We have the makings of a stone-cold cult classic with this one.” ~ The Young Folks

“…a quirky, absurd comedy with a touch of horror-movie antics” ~ Slug

“…wildly inventive and slyly funny” ~ Unseen Films

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Pay2Play

Sep 30
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. John Wellington Ennis - 2014 - 86m - FREE but seating is limited so get here early!

A Common Cause New Mexico Special!

PAY 2 PLAY follows filmmaker John Ennis’ quest to find a way out from under the Pay 2 Play System, where Politicians reward their donors with even larger sums from the public treasury -- through contracts, tax cuts, and deregulation.  Along the way, he journeys through high drama on the Ohio campaign trail, uncovers the secret history of the game Monopoly, and explores the underworld of L.A. street art on a humorous odyssey that reveals how much of a difference one person can make. PAY 2 PLAY: Democracy’s High Stakes is the layman’s guidebook to taking back our democracy.

Featuring Robert Reich (Former Secretary of Labor, UC Berkeley Professor), John Nichols (Journalist, Author - Dollarocracy), Mary Bottari (Center For Media and Democracy), Lawrence Lessig (Harvard Professor, Director of Center of Ethics, ROOT$TRIKERS, Author), Noam Chomsky (MIT Professor, Author, Linguist), Marianne Williamson (NY Times Bestselling Author, Speaker), Mark Crispin Miller (NYU Professor, Author) and many more!

“A masterpiece…The talking points in this film are bladed lasers.” — OpEd News Review

“PAY 2 PLAY lays out a compelling case against corporate personhood and money as free speech…Researched, sourced and interviewed exhaustively." — LA Times

“Ennis is an optimist at heart, and his belief that one person can make a difference is infectious…The difference with this movie is that it actually means to inspire hope.”— Washington Post

“He tells his story with humor and the film is an empowering call to action”  — Cinema Assassin

“Full of energy and intelligence and a heartfelt and necessary message…We can only laugh -- and hope. PAY 2 PLAY is actually a very heartening movie.” — TrustMovies

“A stirring plea to level the playing field in our political system.” — UTNE

“A must-watch film!” — DAILY KOS

“A must-watch…a vital film for our democracy.” — Mudflats

“Follows politicians, lobbyists and activists, taking you through a roller coaster of controversy.”  —  ABC7 Eyewitness News, LA 

“Tightly sewn in its approach and intent as a primer for understanding … PAY 2 PLAY argues that everyone, regardless of political position, should have an equal say in who represents him or her in the government…a compelling reason to reexamine the way our political world works.”  — Brightest Young Things

“Makes a very persuasive argument…Ennis wisely incorporates some humor to balance the heavy, frightening insights. One of the most important facts that he sheds light on is one that hasn't been exposed in a documentary before…Much more illuminating and thorough than Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story.” — NYC Movie Guru

“Surprisingly optimistic…Tells a very clear and easily understandable tale…Delightful…A joyous, hopeful and inspirational statement…The harder and much more important job is to tell a complex tale in a straight-forward, compelling and easy to understand way.  Which PAY 2 PLAY does beautifully.” — Firedoglake

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High Desert Indie - New Directors' Debut

Oct 1
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. various - 2016-1017 - 90m total - Presented by Iron Mask Cinema and Turquoise Lion Cinema!

FREE BUT SEATING IS LIMITED!!

A collaboration of aspiring New Mexico Film Makers, Actors, Writers and Producers working together to bring together and showcase their talents for one another and the public to entertain, educate, and inspire in New Mexico’s unique theatrical and visual arts scene.

The following films from a diverse group of creators, spanning the genres of retro sci fi, southwestern documentary, dramatic and suspenseful narratives and comedy, present their directorial debuts.

The Box (7:24)– directed by Melissa Eslinger, produced by Mitchell Judy

A young female laborer destined to menial maintenance tasks and regular psychological warfare finds a hint of a life beyond, and acts upon it.

Panoptical Media’s Automated User’s Guide (4:40) – directed and produced by Tim McClellend

A handy guide to loading up your personal Artificial Intelligence. Promo Short to the retro sci-fi Soft War to be screened at Neon Dystopia Film Festival, November 4th.

Patriot Acts (trailer 2:00) – produced and directed by James Lilly

A documentary exploring the surrounding circumstances that resulted in murder of nine year old Brisenia Flores by the self-appointed “minute men” border patrol.

Sigh (8:31) – directed and produced by Carmen Dahlman and Micaela Gabrielle

“Relative Strangers – a Link that can’t be Broken” Two strangers at odds evolve their conflict into a friendship to be tested by trial and tragedy.

Spirit Unforgiving (22:00) – directed by David Large, produced by Jeffrey Lee Robinson

A young man following a path of crime cut before him by his family has a crisis of conscience at his testing of loyalty, and himself becomes the target of his mentor.

Mistaken (9:58) – directed and produced by Christopher Chilton

Beaten and confused, a man awakens to find himself abandoned in the forest. With no recollection of the events that brought him here, he searches to find traces of his lost identity.

Runaway (12:30) - directed by Anton Kozikowski

Based on the surge in artificial intelligence in the business arena, Runaway explores the idea of a cyborg companion robot (Played by Evie Kozikowski) designed for personal services who thinks she is human. 

Caught up in the crossfire between two powerful companies vying for AI superiority “Clarissa, a deluxe model DX-361 Designed by the memfire corporation for human-like sensitivity, becomes confused as she attempts to explore her own mortality and the limitations of her programming. Traveling across the country she unknowingly is on a trajectory to intercept another advanced cyborg model that will create a connection between the two and make them more powerful, untraceable and ultimately unstoppable. Tracked by a Chic-Saw native bounty hunter (Played by Rodrigo Tactaquin) hired by the company that designed her, who has been briefed on the dangerous consequences that would erupt if she is allowed to come into contact with another deluxe model android, Tanya, (Played by Carmen Dahlman) who is also coming closer and closer to becoming sentient. Meanwhile Clarissa is being monitored by the controller who programmed her who is secretly helping her in her attempt to “figure herself out”

Midnight Shanghai (trailer 5:00)- directed by Ricky Lee

Wu chen is on the run from the run from the chinese railroad work camp.  Ela and gopan friend with wu chen brother.  Try to save her before the sheriff finds her.  The sheriff and ela share a deep and dark past

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Whose Streets?

Oct 1 to Oct 4
Sunday to Wednesday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis - 2017 - 100m - No Matinees

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis know this story because they are the story. Whose Streets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live.

“IT REPRESENTS THE SPIRIT OF SOMETHING MORE POWERFUL THAN A BULLET, THE SEED OF SOMETHING GOOD SPRINGING FROM A TERRIBLE AND UNJUST EVENT. A BRASH EXAMPLE OF GUERRILLA FILMMAKING” – STEPHANIE ZACHAREK, TIME

"COULD NOT BE TIMELIER. CHRONICLES THE RISE OF A PROTEST MOVEMENT." – TIM GRIERSON, SCREEN

“DIRECT AND FREQUENTLY POWERFUL FILMMAKING.” – GLENN KENNY, NEW YORK TIMES

“ROUSING, CLEAR-EYED AND HEART-RENDING. HERE’S WHAT YOU DIDN’T SEE IF YOU AREN’T FROM THERE.” – ALAN SCHERSTUHL, VILLAGE VOICE

“EXCELLENT. IF YOU THINK YOU'VE HEARD TOO MUCH ABOUT FERGUSON, THINK AGAIN. NOW THAT AMERICA HAS SOME CHRONOLOGICAL DISTANCE FROM THE CLASHES THERE BETWEEN ACTIVISTS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT, IT'S EXACTLY THE RIGHT TIME FOR FOLAYAN'S ANGRY, ELOQUENT DOCUMENTARY, WHICH TAKES THE TIME AND HAS THE SENSE TO HONOR THE FULL RANGE OF CITIZENS AFFECTED BY WHAT HAPPENED.” – MICHAEL PHILLIPS, CHICAGO TRIBUNE

4 STAR REVIEW “OUTSTANDING AND INCENDIARY. A FREDERICK WISEMAN LEVEL OF IMMERSION.” – JORDAN HOFFMAN, THE GUARDIAN

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The Other Barrio - One Night Only!

Oct 5
Thursday 6pm, 8:15

Dir. Dante Betteo - 2017 - 91m - No Matinees

Starring Richard Montoya and Veronica Valencia!  

BONUS!  Special guest co-producer Louis F. Dematteis to speak at the shows!

Shot on location in San Francisco, "The Other Barrio" tells the story of housing inspector Roberto Morales (Richard Montoya) as he investigates the suspicious circumstances of a fatal residential hotel fire in San Francisco’s rapidly gentrifying Latino Mission District and finds himself face-to-face with murder in the streets, corruption at City Hall and the mysterious Sofia Nido (Veronica Valencia), a beautiful but dangerous flame from his past. Based on true events and adapted from a short story by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia, this independent film noir takes viewers deep into neighborhoods and communities seldom seen on film, while addressing the timely issues of gentrification and displacement of low-income communities along the way.

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Lemon

Oct 6 to Oct 9
Friday to Monday 4:45, 6:45

Dir. Janicza Bravo - 2017 - 85m

Lemon: a person or thing that proves to be defective, imperfect, or unsatisfactory. Isaac Lachmann is a dud. Isaac Lachmann is 40. Isaac Lachmann is a man in free fall immobilized by mediocrity. His career is going nowhere. His girlfriend of ten years is leaving him. And his overbearing family doesn’t help matters. What did he do to deserve this? Things were supposed to work out differently for him. Isaac Lachmann had big dreams. Now he just watches as his life unravels.

“The Most Brilliantly Bizarre Movie of the Summer.” – Nick Schager, The Daily Beast

"THERE’S AN UNDENIABLE TWISTED POETRY. Genuinely strange and surprising." - Eric Kohn, Indiewire

“Brett Gelman flourishes in this biting comedy that sends up all those annoying sad-white-dude-in-an-indie tropes.” - The Wrap

“AN INTOXICATING-LY ORIGINAL PIECE OF ART” - Sam Fragoso, Vogue

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Super Dark Times

Oct 6 to Oct 7
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Kevin Phillips - 2017 - 102m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! $8 General / $6 student with i.d.s.

A harrowing but meticulously observed look at teenage lives in the era prior to the Columbine High School massacre, SUPER DARK TIMES marks the feature debut of gifted director Kevin Phillips, whose critically acclaimed 2015 short film "Too Cool For School" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Zach (Owen Phillips) and Josh (Charlie Tahan) are best friends growing up in a leafy Upstate New York suburb in the 1990s, where teenage life revolves around hanging out, looking for kicks, navigating first love and vying for popularity. When a traumatic incident drives a wedge between the previously inseparable pair, their youthful innocence abruptly vanishes. Each young man processes the tragedy in his own way, until circumstances grow increasingly complex and spiral into violence. Phillips dives headlong into the confusion of teenage life, creating evocative atmosphere out of the murky boundaries between adolescence and adulthood, courage and fear, and good and evil.

“A gripping, visceral movie that those of us who grew up in suburbs similar to the one depicted here might experience as deja vu. This is how it feels to finally recognize the off-ness of someone you've always taken for granted.” - Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

“An effective, nasty thriller and a rare horror film that provides an emotional investment because the portrait of teenhood is utterly authentic.” - John Fink, The Film Stage

“A dangerous mix of adolescent tensions and a deadly deed that ignites something much more explosive.” - Matt Donato, We Got This Covered

“Phillips' collaborators work in harmony with the natural, nuanced acting; credits across the board are stylish and smooth, with lensing a standout.” - 

Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International

“That special kind of film that we as genre fans are always desperate to discover, the one that we fall in love with and show to all of our friends. It's essentially a new classic that will stand the test of time.” - Brad Miska, Bloody Disgusting

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Thirst Street

Oct 6 to Oct 9
Friday to Monday 8:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Nathan Silver - 2017 - 82m - No Matinees

Alone and depressed after the suicide of her lover, American flight attendant Gina (Lindsay Burdge, A TEACHER) travels to Paris and hooks up with nightclub bartender Jerome (Damien Bonnard, STAYING VERTICAL) on her layover. But as Gina falls deeper into lust and opts to stay in France, this harmless rendezvous quickly turns into unrequited amour fou. When Jerome’s ex Clémence (Esther Garrel) reenters the picture, Gina is sent on a downward spiral of miscommunication, masochism, and madness. Inspired by European erotic dramas from the 70’s, THIRST STREET burrows deep into the delirious extremes we go to for love.

"Silver’s mastery of tone recalls other filmmakers who’ve mixed tragedy and comedy to unmooring, exhilaratingly ambiguous ends, such as Alan Rudolph, Pedro Almodóvar, and Claude Chabrol.” - Slant

""Thirst Street” is just too wickedly crafty to not feel ardent affection for." - Playlist

“Burdge infuses her rigidly and scantly defined role with tremulous vulnerability, and Silver, aided by the splashy palette of Sean Price Williams's cinematography, evokes derangement with a sardonic wink.” - Richard Brody, New Yorker

“It's a testament to Nathan Silver's keen sense of observation that we don't want the film to turn decisively into thriller terrain, as it might disrupt the wonderfully wry comedy and sexuality.” - Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine

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At War With The Army - A Jerry Lewis Tribute!

Oct 7 to Oct 8
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Hal Walker - 1950 - 93m - No Matinees

TO BE SCREENED ON ACTUAL FILM!

First in the Dean Martin-Jerry Lewis features, At War with the Army set the tone for all collaborations to comewith Dean Martin as a self-confident Don Juan who always has a smile and a song for the ladies, and Jerry Lewis as a lovable but hapless screw-up who has only the best intentions.  Mike Kellin repeats his Broadway role as M&L's tough topkick while Polly Bergen makes a very brief appearance. 

“With so many of their great films to choose from, including Sailor Beware, The Caddy and Artists and Models, I’ll always remain especially fond of At War With The Army” - Patrick Samuel, Static Mass Emporium

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A Face in The Crowd - double featured with ALL THE PRESIDENTS MEN

Oct 10 to Oct 12
Tuesday to Thursday 5:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Elia Kazan - 1957 - 125m - No Matinees

BONUS!  Ron Briley, local film historian who taught film history at Sandia Prep School and author of The Ambivalent Legacy of Elia Kazan:  The Politics of the Post-HUAC Films (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017), will provide a short introduction to the screening of A Face in the Crowd.  Briley's brief comments will focus upon the historical context and politics of Kazan's 1957 classic film.

In this ever so timely drama (ahem), Andy Griffith makes a spectacular film debut as Lonesome Rhodes, a philosophical country-western singer discovered in a tanktown jail by television talent coordinator Patricia Neal and her assistant Walter Matthau. They decide that Rhodes is worthy of a TV guest spot and he becomes an overnight sensation.

“Andy Griffith, as a hick radio star modeled on Arthur Godfrey, delivers an astonishing, sinister performance in Elia Kazan's 1957 essay on media demagoguery.” - Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

“This sizzling and cynical exposure... also presents Andy Griffith as the key figure in his first screen role.” - Bosley Crowther, New York Times

“Another fruitful collaboartion between Kazan and Budd Schulberg (On the Waterfront), a poignant film about celebrity, the mass media, and the political process.” - Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com

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All The President's Men - double featured with A FACE IN THE CROWD

Oct 10 to Oct 12
Tuesday to Thursday 2:30, 8pm

Dir. Alan J. Pakula - 1976 - 138m - No Matinees

“This superb film has long been acknowledged as a classic political thriller, but watching it in today's climate, at a point when a timid and ineffectual media is par for the course, also reveals its increasingly significant value as a time capsule piece.” - Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing

“A timely political drama for the Trump reign.” - Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews

In the Watergate Building, lights go on and four burglars are caught in the act. That night triggered revelations that drive a U.S. President from office. Washington reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) grabbed the story and stayed with it through doubts, denials and discouragement. All the President’s Men is their story. Directed by Alan J. Pakula and based on the Woodward/Bernstein book, the film won four 1976 Academy Awards (Best Supporting Actor/Jason Robards, Adaptation Screenplay/William Goldman, Art Direction and Sound). It also explores a working newspaper, where the mission is to get the story – and get it right.

“A quintessential American movie: It does a lot of things well and makes it all look simple. It works on several levels.” - Joseph Gelmis, Newsday

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The 15th Annual Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Oct 13 to Oct 19
Friday to Thursday

2017 - A Closet Cinema Production! NO REGULAR GUILD PASSES WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT!!

ADVANCE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT SELF SERVE TOYS SOON!  

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

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

The only event of its kind in New Mexico! Since its founding in 2003 and celebrating its 15th amazing year, SWGLFF has presented more than 400 films and has grown to be one of the state's largest festivals, highlighting a rich diversity of gay, lesbian and transgender culture.

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

MORE INFO COMING SOON - CHECK BACK WITH THE SOUTHWEST GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL WEBSITE FOR FULL LINEUP SOON!!

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Bugs

Oct 20 to Oct 23
Friday to Monday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Andreas Johnsen - 2017 - 74m - No Matinees

With global food shortages on the horizon, forward-thinking chefs, environmentalists and food scientists are turning toward an unexpected source of protein: insects. Bugs is an artful and thoughtful new documentary that provides a perfect entry point to insect cuisine. For three years, a cast of charming and brave food adventurers from the Nordic Food Lab traveled the world—from Europe to Australia, Mexico, Kenya, Japan and beyond—to learn what some of the two billion people who already eat insects had to say. Filmmaker Andreas Johnsen followed them as they foraged, farmed, cooked and tasted everything from revered termite queens and desert-delicacy honey ants to venomous giant hornets and long-horned grasshoppers. Throughout the team’s experiences, some hard questions started to emerge. If industrially produced insects become the norm, will they be as delicious and as beneficial as the ones in diverse, resilient ecosystems and cuisines around the world? And who will actually benefit as edible insects are scaled up? Equal parts travelogue, nature documentary, food porn and political treatise, Bugs is a beautifully shot film that makes a convincing argument for the inherent flavor of insects and raises unexpected and important questions about the future of our food culture along the way.

“Hugely entertaining. Somewhere between Jiro Dreams of Sushi and Food, Inc., at the intersection of culinary adventure and social justice.” – The Film Stage

“Lively and thoughtful. Though it might initially look like a wacky foodie adventure show, Bugs has a conscience.” – The Globe and Mail

“Fun and illuminating. Andreas Johnsen’s globetrotting documentary provides much food for thought.” – Toronto Star

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Zoology

Oct 20 to Oct 23
Friday to Monday 4:00, 7:45pm

Dir. Ivan Tverdovsky - 2016 - 91m - Russia - in Russian with English subtitles

A strange & moving tale about a tail!

This modern fantasy title from Russia is about Natasha, a middle-aged, unremarkable woman who grows a mysterious tail. Now with a remarkable attribute, something awakens inside her and it's time for Natasha to begin living the life she's always dreamed of.

"A thought provoking contemporary fairy tale peppered with bone dry social satire, it builds into a plaintive, thought provoking work." - Screen Daily

“[A] combination of fairy-tale wonderment and stark realism propels this enthralling film, which showcases serious acting talent in its lead spot with relative newcomer Natalya Pavlenkova.” - April Wolfe, L.A. Weekly

“A thoughtful parable about embracing one's difference instead of turning tail.” - Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle

“Zoology isn't just about a person who has grown a tail, but a tale of personal growth.” - Jordan Hoffman, Guardian

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Harold & Maude - as part of the BEFORE I DIE ABQ fest!

Oct 21 to Oct 22
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon only!

Dir. Hal Ashby - 1971 - 91m

“One of those films you just don't want to end.” - Greg Muskewitz, eFilmCritic.com

With the idiosyncratic American fable Harold and Maude, countercultural director Hal Ashby fashioned what would become the cult classic of its era. Working from a script by Colin Higgins, Ashby tells the story of the emotional and romantic bond between a death-obsessed young man (Bud Cort) from a wealthy family and a devil-may-care, bohemian octogenarian (Ruth Gordon). Equal parts gallows humor and romantic innocence, Harold and Maude dissolves the line between darkness and light along with the ones that separate people by class, gender, and age, and it features indelible performances and a remarkable soundtrack by Cat Stevens.

“Cuts through the superficial surfaces of conventional romance and digs into what actually draws people together.” - James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk

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The Seventh Seal - as part of BEFORE I DIE ABQ fest!

Oct 21 to Oct 22
Saturday and Sunday 2pm ONLY!

Dir. Ingmar Bergman - 1957 - 96m - No Matinees - Sweden - in Swedish with English subtitles

DOUBLE FEATURED WITH HAROLD AND MAUDE!

Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning, The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet), was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America’s 1950s art-house heyday, pushing cinema’s boundaries and ushering in a new era of moviegoing.

“Not only highly impressive but thought-provoking, relevant and intensely moving in our present, nervous, times.” - Wally Hammond, Time Out

“Film has superior technical narrative, impressive lensing and thesping.” - Variety

“90 minutes of iconic imagery, some deep questions and a surprising amount of humor. This is Art with a capital A, but that doesn't mean it's not entertaining at the same time, which only makes its artistry even greater.” - Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs

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Liberation Day - a doc on Laibach in North Korea?!!

Oct 24 to Oct 25
Tuesday and Wednesday 3pm, 9pm

Dir. U?is Olte & Morten Traavik - 2017 - 98m - Latvia, Norway & Slovenia - in English

ALL ART IS PROPAGANDA. George Orwell ...AND ALL PROPAGANDA IS ART. Laibach

The most bizarre true tale of North Korea yet – which is saying a lot: Slovenian industrial/art rock band Laibach is invited to be the first rock group to perform in the fortress state. The occasion for this jaw-dropping gig is the 70th anniversary of “Liberation Day,” marking the end of Japanese rule of Korea.

Norwegian impresario Morten Traavik successfully proposed the band, whose militaristic, vaguely fascistic personae seems to suit (or satirize?) the host country. What follows is a flurry of cultural clashes and censorship demands before the group performs in front of an audience who has never seen a live rock act. A concert film like no other.

"Extraordinary.... the strangest North Korean Tale Yet" - The Guardian UK

"Funny, thoughtful & knowingly absurd" - Variety

“North Korea seems like a terrifying place to visit, but if it is really true that that guy [Laibach’s lead singer] is going to be singing The Sound of Music, I kind of want to go there!” – John Oliver, Last Week Tonight. 

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Tokyo Idols

Oct 24 to Oct 25
Tuesday and Wednesday 5pm, 7pm

Dir. Kyoko Miyake - 2017 - 88m - UK / Canada - in Japanese with English subtitles

“IDOLS” has fast become a phenomenon in Japan as girl bands and pop music permeate Japanese life. TOKYO IDOLS - an eye-opening film gets at the heart of a cultural phenomenon driven by an obsession with young female sexuality and internet popularity.

This ever growing phenom is told through Rio, a bona fide "Tokyo Idol" who takes us on her journey toward fame. Now meet her “brothers”: a group of adult middle aged male super fans (ages 35 - 50) who devote their lives to following her—in the virtual world and in real life. Once considered to be on the fringes of society, the "brothers" who gave up salaried jobs to pursue an interest in female idol culture have since blown up and have now become mainstream via the internet, illuminating the growing disconnect betweenmen and women in hypermodern societies.

With her provocative look into the Japanese pop music industry and its focus on traditional beauty ideals, filmmaker Kyoko Miyake confronts the nature of gender power dynamics at work. As the female idols become younger and younger, Miyake offers a critique on the veil of internet fame and the new terms of engagement that are now playing out IRL around the globe.

"Tokyo Idols is a fascinating look behind the curtain of the idol phenomenon in Japan." - Ty Cooper, HeyUGuys.com

"It’s not a movie so much about idol culture as for it,

with Miyake trying to knock idol culture back into reality. " - Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com

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Story Time With Grumbles and Friends

Oct 26
Thursday 4pm ONLY!

Dir. R. Ayrton Chapman - 2017 - 75m total - Free but seating is limited!

ALSO PLAYING SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4 AT  1PM !

A multi-faceted experiment in variety, education, art, music and amusement.  Presenting live events as well as online media, Story Time works to create thought provoking family friendly content.  STWG asks the viewer to become a part of the artwork by immersing themselves through costume, role playing, chances to submit their own work, engage in imagined economies and actually be one of Grumbles’ Friends.  

Join us at the Guild Cinema for a special screening of films shot at Coddiwomple in April and beyond! 

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TELOS: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui

Oct 26
Thursday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Kyung Lee - 2014 - 58m

NOTE:  The AIA movie nights are free with a ticket!  Tickets are distributed at our box office on a "First come, First served" basis beginning at 5:00.  Doors open around 6:30pm and the movie will start at 7:00 pm with introductions!

Rejected by the status quo and embattled to defend his futuristic, yet naturalistic visions, an anti-establishment architect finds unexpected allies in the small town where he hopes to build his architectural fantasia.

“TELOS” chronicles the unorthodox life and revolutionary work of Eugene Tssui, an eccentric visionary and a maverick architect. He questions traditional building standards and put nature and the environment at the forefront of his designs long before “green” and “eco-friendly” became buzzwords.

The film composes a portrait of Tssui as a “Renaissance man”: an athlete, designer, and singular visual artist, as well as architect. The role of creativity in socially and environmentally-minded design is championed by documenting the range of influences from his childhood to his formal education, including three expulsions from architecture school, his relationship with his mentor the “organic” architect Bruce Goff, and the “Not-In-My-Backyard” controversy surrounding the unconventional dwelling built for his parents in Berkeley, California.

While his sustainable building principles have become a trend and a necessity, his aesthetics have yet to receive mainstream approval. Rejected by the status quo and embattled to defend his futuristic, yet naturalistic visions, Tssui finds unexpected allies in the small mountain town where he hopes to build his architectural fantasia.

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Flesh For Frankenstein - as part of our ANDY WARHOL Halloween!

Oct 27
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Paul Morrissey - 1973 - 95m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation! $8 general / $6 students with i.d.s

Paul Morrisey's 1973 trash-art classic is a beautifully filmed and elegantly turned out psychodrama that is in equal parts, horror film and satire.  This re-evaluating horror tale of the mad Baron Frankenstein and his perverse creative urges stars the inimitable Udo Kier, Joe Dallesandro and Monique Van Vooren.

“A riot. Even its closing tableau is socially transcendent and transgressive.” - Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com

“Disgusting? Yes. Obscene? Oh, certainly. Likely to deprave and corrupt? Paul Morrissey absolutely hopes so. And above all else, wildly funny.” - Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy

“The film's gross-out climax has the mad-scientist Baron (Udo Kier) screwing his undead Bride on a gurney, then ravaging Marlon Brando with a spot-on parody of Last Tango.” - Rob Nelson, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

"To say that the film is for specialized tastes understates the case. It's simply a gloriously decadent, degenerate joke that you either get, or you don’t.” - Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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Blood for Dracula - as part of our ANDY WARHOL Halloween!

Oct 28
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Paul Morrissey - 1974 - 90m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation! $8 general / $6 students with i.d.s

The 1974 trash art classic!  Starring once again Joe Dallesandro & Udo Kier, it's Paul Morrissey's brash mixture of humor, horror and sex is a bitingly funny satire of modern values--and a revelation to fans of the horror film. In "Blood for Dracula," the infamous count searches Italy for "pure" blood.

“One of the two schlocky horror comedies Paul Morrissey made in Italy in 1974... Blood for Dracula is the sexier and funnier.” - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

“Often startlingly beautiful to look at.” - Time Out

“Stylishly directed, atmospheric, funny, and intense enough to please gorehounds--especially at the climax.” - TV Guide

“Outrageous, hilarious and shocking, this is trash art at its very best.” - Ben Cobb, Film4

“Desperate for virgin blood, [Udo] Kier's wan, fussy vampire strategically heads to Catholic Italy, but the food sucks ("They put so much oil here on everything!" - Rob Nelson, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

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Freaks - the 1932 Tod Browning Cult Classic!

Oct 28 to Oct 29
Saturday and Sunday 7:00, 8:45

Dir. Tod Browning - 1932 - 64m - No Matinees

FOR THE HALLOWEEN SEASON WE PRESENT THE ONE & ONLY INFAMOUS SHOWSTOPPER OF CINEMA!!

This pre code movie, shocking for it's time, still pushes the edge of filmmaking with its riveting tale of love and betrayal between a normal circus performer and the wealthy carnival midget whom she marries for money and then betrays.

“One of the most powerful films ever made about the need for humanity and solidarity in the face of cruelty and oppression.” - Tom Huddleston, Time Out

“[Boasts] some of the most terrifying scenes ever consigned to film.” - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

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Kedi - Nine Lives: Cats in Istanbul!

Oct 28
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

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

A BOOFY'S BEST FOR PETS SPECIAL!

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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Born To Be Rewild

Oct 29
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Ed George and Bryan Reinhart - 2017 - 56m - Suggested Donation of $5

To be followed by a brief panel discussion. Guest speakers include John Davis (Wildlands Network), Dave Foreman (The Rewilding Institute), and Judy Calman (New Mexico Wilderness Alliance), moderated by Jan-Willem Jansens (Ecotone Landscape Planning)!

A Wildlands Network presentation!  Sponsored by New Mexico Wildways!

Hosted and co-sponsored by Albuquerque Wildlife Federation, BirdsEye View GIS, Defenders of Wildlife, Ecotone Landscape Planning, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Pathways/Wildlife Corridors of New Mexico, The Rewilding Institute, and Santa Fe Conservation Trust

Follow John Davis as he treks 5000 miles in 8 months from Mexico to Canada to bring awareness to the importance of connected wildlife corridors in the Western Wildway, along the spine of the continent. If we connect our best wild places, we will give wildlife enough room to survive and do what comes naturally -- keeping our landscapes and communities healthy. Taking the route of grizzlies, wolves, cougars and jaguars, John experienced their greatest challenges in getting where they need to go. This alone, however, would accomplish little. He went the extra mile, meeting conservation heroes and learning about amazing projects that are key to connecting western wild places.  

"The film is beautifully conceived ~ an intimate and personalized narrative framed by spectacular photography of the diverse landscape and vistas from Sahuaripa in Sonora, Mexico through the Sierra Madre, past the Colorado Plateau and Glacier National Park and beyond the U.S./Canadian border to British Columbia. This is National Geographic on steroids ~ but with a heart and soul."

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Little Shop of Horrors (1960) double featured with Night Of the Living Dead

Oct 30 to Oct 31
Monday and Tuesdayn 5:15, 9pm

Dir. Roger Corman, Mel Welles & Charles B. Griffith - 1960 - 72m - No Matinees

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  TO BE SCREENED ON ACTUAL FILM!!

This timeless cult favorite is a classic tale of boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-people with Jack Nicholson in one of his first film roles. Seymour's exotic plant has an insatiable appetite only for blood and flesh. As the ruthless plant grows larger with each feeding, so does Seymour's affections for shop girl, Audrey. The madness culminates with Seymour and his bloodthirsty plant in a feeding frenzy of epic proportions. 

“A campy Corman classic. Drink some beers and have fun with it!” - Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum

“There is no doubt that The Little Shop of Horrors has earned its small place in cult movie history.” - Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique

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Night of the Living Dead - the original George Romero Cult Classic!

Oct 30 to Oct 31
Monday & Tuesday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. George Romero - 1968 - 90m - No Matinees

Long Live George Romero!!  To be Screened on actual film!  

DOUBLE FEATURED WITH THE 1960 CULT CLASSIC THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!   And HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

The original & the best that started the Zombie Apocalypse!!  A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse.

“Over its short, furious course, the picture violates so many strong taboos -- cannibalism, incest, necrophilia -- that it leaves audiences giddy and hysterical.” - Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

"The granddaddy of modern flesh-eating zombies" - Marjorie Baumgarten, The Austin Chronicle

“I felt real terror in that neighborhood theater last Saturday afternoon. I saw kids who had no resources they could draw upon to protect themselves from the dread and fear they felt.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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Eric Schwartz Mero Mero Guero Tour!

Nov 1
Wednesday 8pm ONLY!

Dir. Eric Schwartz - 2017 - 120m approx.

General Admission: $15 presale, $18 at the door / VIP: $25 (includes pre-show meet and greet from 7 to 7:30 p.m.)

FOR ADVANCE TICKETS, CLICK HERE!

As seen on Tonight Show, Showtime, Comics Unleashed, BET and his one-hour comedy special, Surrender to the Blender, multi-dimensional comedian Eric Schwartz comes to our cinema for one night only. Eric mixes stand-up with music and multimedia for a show that has been called "everything there is to love about entertainment" (First Order Historians)."

"Five international comedians you must catch." - GQ India

"A minor industry in pop music parodies." - Forbes

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Story Time With Grumbles and Friends - FINAL SCREENING!

Nov 4
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. R. Ayrton Chapman - 2017 - 75m total - Free but seating is limited!

A multi-faceted experiment in variety, education, art, music and amusement.  Presenting live events as well as online media, Story Time works to create thought provoking family friendly content.  STWG asks the viewer to become a part of the artwork by immersing themselves through costume, role playing, chances to submit their own work, engage in imagined economies and actually be one of Grumbles’ Friends.  

Join us at the Guild Cinema for a special screening of films shot at Coddiwomple in April and beyond!

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