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Visions from the Lunatic Fringe: Eric Saks

Nov 21
Tuesday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Eric Saks - 1983-2016 - 90m approx - All Seats $8 - Eric Saks in person to present his amazing work!


Eric Saks’ documentary projects have investigated contemporary issues including gun control, teen violence, electronic privacy, surveillance, hazardous waste, culture jamming, fringe culture, corporate sabotage, robotics, artificial intelligence, the process of movie making, time capsules, and eccentric personalities. Saks has always been concerned with individuals defining the mythic American. He has received John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Creative Capital Foundation Grant, National Endowment for the Arts Media Arts grant, and a Annenberg Foundation grant as well as many regional media grants.


Suddenly I Burst Into Another: The Life of Henry Tanner

Rarely seen and seen here on 16 film. 1983 28 Minutes. 16mm color

The life of an enigmatic folk artist is documented in intimate and searching detail, and then culminates with a car accident and an arresting rescue during a blizzard. Is this film portrait real, though? “Henry Tanner” is a faux-documentary that explores the ambiguous and ethical relationship between filmmaker and subject. Henry Tanner captures the “real” even though it is “fake.” The film and filmmaker asks whether the “real” is found only in the “eye of the beholder.” As the filmmaker, Saks, is infamous as a hoax and prank maker in his later works that presages “Fake News” and mockumentaries; this is a rare chance to see his 80s film that  explores representing “truth” in a more sweet, lyrical, and sublime modus operandi.

Eidolon Part 1

2016, Digital video 20 Mins

An experimental documentary about photographer and filmmaker Bill Daniel as he works in the sweltering California desert to make apocalyptic photographs with a large format camera.  Eidolon mixes pseudo-narrative with a vérité observational form to arrive at a lyrical and aleatoric portrait of Bill Daniel. Trigger Warning: There is a little pornographic graffiti in here. Just close your eyes for a few minutes.


1997, 42 minutes, NTSC video

Creosote combines two analogous stories into a unique vision of individuality, and modern spirituality. The true story of a young boy who was lost on a Boy Scout camping trip and never found, is embroidered with the life story of St. Francis, also known as the “hippie saint”. The visual style is arresting, and creates a liminal world wherein figurative representations fall away into hallucinatory abstraction. Creosote is executed through stop frame animation and puppetry techniques, reminiscent of graphic religious pamphlets.

“Los Angeles-based media artist Eric Saks has been at the forefront of digital media culture for over a decade, fashioning an eclectic film- and videography that combines live action, animation, and digital manipulation; creating a series of large-scale media installations; working at cutting edge companies such as Voyager, Criterion, Belief, and Rebreaker; curating shows and DVD compilations of video art and experimental film. With a keen eye for the roiling anxieties disrupting contemporary America’s relationship to all forms of technology, from the seemingly innocuous telephone to the more insidious surveillance devices dotting urban street corners, Saks has built a body of work that deftly limns the contours of an evolving technoculture.” - Bio extract by Holly Willis from a Creative Capital Foundation Brochure 2003

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Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards

Nov 22 to Nov 25
Wednesday to Saturday 3:30, 5:30

Dir. Michael Roberts - 2017 - 89m - UK


The in-depth portrait of legendary fashion designer Manolo Blahnik and how his extraordinary dedication to his craft led him to become the world’s most famous luxury shoemaker, revered by celebrities, stylists, and industry icons for generations.

Growing up on a remote Spanish Canary island, Manolo made shoes out of sweet wrappers for lizards that he caught in his family’s garden. After opening his first store in London in 1973 and coming of age in fashion capitals such as Paris and New York, Manolo now has shops and department store concessions in over 20 countries and retains full control of the business, still creating every shoe, even hand-carving the wooden forms himself.  

Director and longtime fashion journalist Michael Roberts presents this never-before-seen peek into Mr. Blahnik’s world, featuring a ‘who’s who’ of the fashion and entertainment industries including Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Paloma Picasso, Iman, Naomi Campbell, Rupert Everett, Karlie Kloss, Isaac Mizrahi, and André Leon Talley.

“...unconventional and enchanting!” - Vogue

“The movie is extraordinary for its access to [Manolo] Blahnik, who is arch and funny and sweet beyond words.” - Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic

“The playful use of archive, animation and dramatised snippets of Blahnik's hard-partying past give the film a fun, fizzy feel.” - Kate Stables, Total Film

“You may not be able to afford the shoes, but Michael Roberts' documentary Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards may bring you almost as much delight.” - Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine

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The Square

Nov 22 to Nov 25
Wednesday to Saturday 7:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Ruben Ostlund - 2017 - 142m - Sweden | Germany | France | Denmark - In Swedish & Danish with English subtitles - No Matinees


"This is high wire cinema.  It sets out to make your jaw drop.  And it succeeds." - The Guardian

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for ”The Square”. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.

“This is a brilliant comedy, that challenges while it entertains.” -

“A strikingly influential film of our time.” - Washington Square News

“A potent, disturbing work that explores the boundaries of political correctness, artistic liberty and free speech in provocative ways.” - Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

“As thought-provoking as it is hilarious.” - Britt Hayes, ScreenCrush

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Fate/ stay night [Heaven's Feel]

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

Dir. Tomonori Sudo - 2017 - 120m - Japan - In Japanese with English subtitles - ALL SEATS $15



This is the story of an omnipotent container able to grant the wish of anyone who claims it—the Holy Grail.  The third route of the visual novel game, Fate/stay night, Heaven’s Feel, also known as the Sakura Route, will be brought to the big screen at last.  Seen through the eyes of Sakura Matou, who’s in love with the hero, Shirou, this tale will close in on the truth about the Holy Grail War.  It is the saga following Fate (a.k.a. the Saber Route), depicting the wish of Saber, the Servant summoned by Shirou, and Unlimited Blade Works (a.k.a. the Rin Route), which, through the battles fought by the magus Rin Tohsaka, depicted the path taken by the hero, Shirou Emiya.

The boy wished to protect the girl. That was his thought.  10 years after the Holy Grail War—a battle waged by Masters and Servants over the wish-granting container, the Holy Grail—another war breaks out in Fuyuki City. Shirou Emi —the adopted son of Kiritsugu Emiya, a participant of the previous Holy Grail War—resolves to fight, carrying out Kiritsugu’s dying wish.  

There’s a young girl by Shirou’s side who’s in love with him—Sakura Matou. Every morning, she goes to Shirou’s house to make breakfast and dinner for him, bringing kindness into the life of a boy utterly alone in the world.

But once the Holy Grail War starts, there’s a change in the air in Fuyuki City.  Murders abound across the city, and the atmosphere grows ominous.

Shirou decides to shelter Sakura in his home.  Along with Saber, the Servant he summons, Shirou allies himself with the magus Rin Tohsaka and takes part in the Holy Grail War.

But the battle starts to go awry as secret maneuvers by unseen forces are put into play.

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The Smudging

Nov 25
Saturday 1pm only!

Dir. Mike J. Marin - 2016 - 95m - All Seats $10 - SOME OF THE CAST & CREW IN PERSON!


Oakland born and raised Native American writer/director/actor Mike J. Marin brings his directoral debut The Smudging to Albuquerque, NM! Come find out what happens when five paranormal researchers investigate the Chicago Native American Cultural Center. Nominated "Best Feature" at LA's renowned RIP Horror Fest 2016!

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Neither Wolf Nor Dog - ENCORES!

Nov 26 to Nov 28
Sunday to Tuesday 5:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Steven Lewis Simpson - 2017 - 110m - No Matinees

Adapted from the acclaimed novel Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn the storyfollows a white author who gets sucked into the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakota's by a 95 year old Lakota elder and his side-kick.

“By the time the end credits arrive, the characters of this modest, crowdfunded feature are practically unforgettable.” - Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

The film is often moving, and some of the performances have a depth and naturalness.” - Randy Cordova, Arizona Republic

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RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World - ENCORES!

Nov 26 to Nov 28
Sunday to Tuesday 3:30, 8:15

Dir. Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana - 2017 - 102m

**Includes a segment about Albuquerque native Randy Castillo, who was Ozzy Osbourne's drummer plus a visit to Taos Pueblo by John Trudell and Stevie Salas, in honor of Randy!!  (Thanks Mike English!) 

Audience Award – Hot Docs Film Festival 2017 / Best Canadian Documentary – Hot Docs Film Festival 2017 / Special Jury Prize for Masterful Storytelling – Sundance Film Festival 2017 / Best Music Documentary – Boulder Film Festival 2017

This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Castillo, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

Winner of the Audience Award and Best Canadian Documentary at the 2017 HotDocs Film Festival, RUMBLE features interviews with musicians, historians, and experts including: Buddy Guy, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Bennett, Taj Mahal, Martin Scorsese, Quincy Jones, John Trudell, Steven Tyler, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Monk Boudreaux, George Clinton, Jackson Browne, Martha Redbone, Joy Harjo, Iggy Pop, Wayne Kramer (MC5), Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Pura Fe Crescioni (Ulali), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Taboo (Black Eyed Peas), Slash (Guns ‘N’ Roses), Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), and Pat Vegas (Redbone).

"Revelatory in almost every sense. Astoundingly rich and resonant." — Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter

"Eye-opening. Irresistible for popular music lovers." — Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

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Human Flow

Nov 29 to Dec 2
Wednesday to Saturday 7:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Ai Weiwei - 2017 - 140m - Germany - In English - No Matinees


World-Renowned artist & activist Ai Weiwei's detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.

More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war, the greatest displacement since World War II. This new experimental documentary examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Over the course of one year in 23 countries, Weiwei follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretch across the globe, including Afghanistan, France, Greece, Germany and Iraq.

“Ai simply bears witness in a film that, like many of his sculptural pieces, establishes a creative tension between its giant scale and its individual pieces.” - Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail

“This is angry, thoughtful, straightforward activist journalism: blunt, simple and impossible to ignore.” - Dave Calhoun, Time Out

“Engrossing, visually stunning documentary” - Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

“With its epic scale and global reach, Human Flow is a powerful testament to a shameful crime against humanity.” - John Bleasdale, CineVue

“Ai Weiwei's camera shows us the enormity of the problem - now it's our turn to do something.” - Jordan Hoffman, Guardian

“As DeMillean in scope as it is radical in its call to compassion, it's basically The Ten Commandments of dissident art.” - Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph (UK)

“Films rarely fit their titles as snugly as Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei's ambitious, timely documentary survey of the worldwide refugee crisis.” - Lee Marshall, Screen International

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Walk With Me: A Journey with Thich Nhat Hanh

Nov 29 to Dec 2
Wednesday to Saturday 3:30, 5:30

Dir. Max Pugh and Marc J Francis - 2016 - 88m - UK - In English, Vietnamese & French with English subtitles




"Slow down and breathe. This contemplative journey follows in the steps of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and is a rare insight into life within a monastic community. The sun rises. Everything is calm and still. Life is beautifully serene as Benedict Cumberbatch’s composed, meditative voice reads an extract from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals. So begins Max Pugh and Marc J Francis’ (Black Gold, LFF2006) fascinating and immersive exploration of what it means to devote one’s life to mindfulness. With unprecedented access to the famous secluded monastery of Plum Village in the South West of France, Walk With Me captures the daily routine and rituals of monks and nuns on a quest to develop a deep sense of presence. It is an insightful rumination on the pursuit of happiness, living in the present and our attachment to material things – a welcome remedy to the stresses of city life and a world in turmoil." - Laure Bonville

“A unique documentary spectacle, especially as it explores the power of silence and clarity.” -

“It's possible that the 94 minutes spent watching Walk With Me may be a suspension of life and its wonders, but Pugh and Francis have made a documentary which is fascinating enough to be worth the risk.” - SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

“Max Pugh and Marc J. Francis turned three years of footage into a ruminative poem as lyrically shot and edited as its subject’s own writing….. You may not come out of [Francis' and Pugh's] documentary wishing to join Plum Village, but the filmmakers leave you desperately wanting more time with it.” - AUSTIN CHRONICLE

“What Walk With Me offers first and foremost is the chance to spend time at Plum Village, the monastic community that Nhat Hanh established in 1982 in southwestern France. The vérité film, which distills the directors’ three years of access into a scrapbook of moments at the monastery and during stateside tours, provides no background on the monk and activist, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King. The focus, as it should be in keeping with the practice of mindfulness, is on the here and now.” - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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Ichi The Killer - the Takashi Miike notorious 2003 stunner!

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

Dir. Takashi Miike - 2003 - 129m - Japan - In Japanese & Cantonese with English subtitles - an ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special presentation! $8 general / $6 students

Known as an auteur of the extreme, Miike took the ultra-violent gangster film to new heights with the visceral, bloody, and often hilarious Ichi the Killer, which has since endured as one of the most influential pieces of genre filmmaking of the last two decades. Based on the manga Ichin the Killer by Hideo Yamamoto, the film follows Kakihara (Tadanobu Asano), a notoriously sadistic yakuza enforcer whose search for his boss’ killer brings him into the orbit of a demented costumed assassin known as Ichi (Nao Ohmori).

“Hurts so bad, but feels so good.”Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed

“A film of considerable depth, intelligence and accomplishment that marks a new high point of maturity and consistency in its author's work.” - Keith H. Brown, Eye for Film

Let's start with the fact that we were handed out Ichi barf bags before the film started. Always a good sign.” - Jason Gorber, Film Scouts

“For those with an appreciation for weirdness, this is an extremist on form.” - Kim Newman, Empire Magazine

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Birthright: A War Story

Dec 2
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Civia Tamarkin - 2017 - 105m - Free but seating is limited, get here early!

A Respect New Mexico Women Event!!

A feature length documentary that examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even put at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America.

The film tells the story of women who have become collateral damage in the aggressive campaign to take control of reproductive health care and to allow states, courts and religious doctrine to govern whether, when and how women will bear children.

The documentary explores the accelerating gains of the crusade to control pregnant women and the fallout that is creating a public health crisis, turning pregnant women into criminals and challenging the constitutional protections of every woman in America.

This is the real-life “Handmaid’s Tale.”

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Dec 3
Sunday 2pm ONLY!

Dir. Jesse Littlebird - 2017 - 90m approx. - Suggested donation of $10 - CAST & CREW IN PERSON!

All proceeds support the 2018 festival tour of Jackrabbit

Junior, a mixed-blood Native boy, loves to run and takes solace in his instinctive running to get away from his dysfunctional alcoholic home.  Junior encounters his distanced citified Uncle, Wes and they share a timely reconnection of respect for their Native lineage, culture and language. Junior comes to a crossroads as the story pivots around a broken down sweat lodge at the family's home where things have gone terribly awry. 

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The Hippopotamus

Dec 3 to Dec 5
Sunday to Tuesday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. John Jencks - 2017 - 89m - UK - No Matinees

Based on the Seminal Novel by Stephen Fry starring Roger Allam (“Pirates of the Caribbean”, “V for Vendetta”), Matthew Modine (“Stranger Things”), and Fiona Shaw (“Harry Potter”)

Disgraced poet Ted Wallace is summoned to his friends Lord and Lady Logan's country manor, Swafford Hall, to investigate a series of unexplained miracle healings. Ted tracks down the perpetrator of the phenomena, fifteen year old David Logan, whose parents believe he has healing hands. Unaware that David is using some unorthodox methods, the Logans are set on sharing their "son's gift" with the world. With a poet's passion for the truth, Ted hurries to debunk the miracles and save a young man from a lifetime of embarrassment.

“A pleasure, and often a joy, to watch the star measuring out and savouring Fry's rich wordplay like fingers of scotch.” - Mike McCahill, Guardian

“An old-fashioned romp through the eccentricities of the upper classes, it's a fun mystery with a nicely filthy mind.” - Emma Johnston, Total Film

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The Teacher

Dec 3 to Dec 5
Sunday to Tuesday 4:15, 8:30pm

Dir. Jan Hrebejk - 2016 - 103m - Slovakia, Czech Republic In Slovak w/ English subtitles

From Oscar-nominated director Jan Hrebejk (DIVIDED WE FALL, KAWASAKI’S ROSE) and loosely inspired by true events, comes this new pitch-black comedy. In a middle school classroom in 1980s Bratislava, maniacal school teacher Comrade Drazdechova  (played hilariously to the hilt by  Zuzana Mauréry, Best Actress Winner at Karlovy Vary) uses her Communist party connections to manipulate her student's parents for her own gain. Comrade Drazdechova's mounting abuses results in a PTA meeting from hell. in which parents and the school administrators face off against each other – and themselves. 

“Caustically Clever” - The Village Voice

"[An] intelligent and universally resonant crowd-pleaser..." – Alissa Simon, Variety

“Beautifully observed, paced, and resolved with a nifty twist” - Georgia Straight

"**** Hrebejk and Jarchovsy deftly employ humour as a way of mocking and undercutting their anti-heroine while preventing their overall point about power and corruption from becoming preachy." – Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film

"Effectively transposing ? Angry Men" into the most intense PTA meeting of all time, Jan Hrebejk's "The Teacher" is a sardonic, richly seriocomic morality play..." – David Ehrlich, Indiewire

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Heathers - the 1988 jet black teen comedy classic!

Dec 6
Wednesday 6pm, 8:30 only!

Dir. Michael Lehmann - 1988 - 102m - No Matinees



A deliciously nasty black comedy, Heathers is set at a cliquish high school in Ohio. The most exclusive of those cliques is the Heathers, comprised of the prettiest and most popular girls in town. The group's leader is the manipulative Kim Walker, who orchestrates the humiliation of anyone who fails to meet her standards. Eventually, Heathers member Winona Ryder begins to exhibit a conscience; together with her hardcase boyfriend Christian Slater, Ryder plots to avenge all the unfortunate victims of the group. Before long, Heather (Kim Walker) ends up dead along with Kurt and Ram, with poignant suicide notes posted near their bodies.

“Heathers locates the emotional totalitarianism lurking in a prom queen's heart.” - Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

“Decades later, Heathers is so on the money, with its vague but unmistakable parallels to several school shootings, that it could never be made today.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

“A super-smart black comedy about high school politics and teenage suicide that showcases a host of promising young talents.” - Todd McCarthy, Variety

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19th Annual Animation Show Of Shows!

Dec 7
Thursday 4:30, 6:30

Dir. various - 2017 - 90m

Featuring 16 internationally acclaimed animated short films from Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.S., the program includes the extraordinary stop-motion musical My Burden from Swedish director Niki Lindroth von Bahr, which won the grand-prize Cristal Award at the 2017 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Other program highlights include Los Angeles-based Irish director David OReilly's visually stunning Everything, based on a 1973 talk given by the renowned British-American philosopher Alan Watts,  and the 1964 classic Hangman, by Paul Julian and Les Goldman which was recently restored by the Animation Show of Shows as part of its film preservation program. As a special treat, the Show of Shows will also be presenting Next Door, a 1990 student film made at Cal Arts by the two-time Oscar-winning Pixar director Pete Docter.

 • Can You Do It - Quentin Baillieux (France)

 • Tiny Big - Lia Bertels (Belgium)

 • Next Door - Pete Docter (U.S.)

 • The Alan Dimension - Jac Clinch (Great Britain)

 • Beautiful Like Elsewhere - Elise Simard (Canada)

 • Hangman - Paul Julian & Les Goldman (U.S.)

 • The Battle of San Romano - Georges Schwitzgebel (Switzerland)

 • Gokurosama - Aurore Gal, Clémentine Frère, Yukiko Meignien, Anna Mertz, Robin Migliorelli, & Romain Salvini(France)

 • Dear Basketball - Glen Keane (U.S.)

 • Island - Robert Löbel & Max Mörtl (Germany)

 • Unsatisfying - Parallel Studio (France)

 • The Burden - Niki Lindroth von Bahr (Sweden)

 • Les Abeilles Domestiques - Alexanne Desrosiers (Canada)

 • Our Wonderful Nature - The Common Chameleon - Tomer Eshed (Germany)

 • Casino - Steven Woloshen (Canada)

 • Everything - David OReilly (U.S.)

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Shadowman - Before Banksy, there was Richard Hambleton

Dec 7 to Dec 10
Thursday to Sunday 8:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Oren Jacoby - 2017 - 81m - No Matinees

A new documentary from Academy Award nominated director Oren Jacoby delves into the heady and vibrant 1980s Lower East Side art scene to examine one of its woefully overlooked creators - street artist Richard Hambleton. Featuring music from Blondie, The Talking Heads and The Ramones, and featuring with downtown luminaries like Richard Hell and Penny Arcade - SHADOWMAN sheds light on one of the era's essential figures. 

In the 1980s, Richard Hambleton was the Shadowman, a specter in the night who painted hundreds of startling silhouettes on the walls of lower Manhattan and, along with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, sparked the street art movement. After drug addiction and homelessness sent him spinning out of the art scene for 20 years, the Shadowman gets a second chance…but will he take it? SHADOWMAN plunges the viewer into the chaotic life of a forgotten artist, from early fame as a painter and denizen of the Lower East Side, through his struggles with heroin, to his surprising comeback as street art exploded to become one of the most popular and lucrative art movements in the world.




“Achieves its goal of shining a spotlight on its subject while delivering a fascinating true-life tale.” - Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

“Equal parts disturbing and engrossing; it's a film grotesquely morbid yet beautiful, satisfying yet frustrating.” - Nathanael Hood, The Young Folks

“Jacoby delivers an adroit portrait of the artist at work in a technical package which wraps itself smoothly around this intense, surprising story.” -  Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International

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Another Wolf Cop

Dec 8
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Lowell Dean - 2017 - 82m - No Matinees


Alcoholic werewolf cop Lou Garou springs into action when an eccentric businessman with evil intentions seduces Woodhaven’s residents with a new brewery and hockey team in this outrageous horror-comedy sequel.





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The Other Side of Hope

Dec 8 to Dec 10
Friday to Sunday 4pm, 6:15

Dir. Aki Kaurismaki - 2017 - 98m - Finland - In Finnish with English subtitles

This wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki, a clear-eyed response to the current refugee crisis, follows two people searching for a place to call home. Displaced Syrian Khaled (Sherwan Haji) lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves behind his wife and job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable seafood restaurant. After Khaled is denied asylum, he decides not to return to Aleppo—and the paths of the two men cross fortuitously. As deadpan as the best of the director’s work, and with a deep well of empathy for its down-but-not-out characters (many of them played by members of Kaurismäki's ever-reliable stock company), The Other Side of Hope is a bittersweet tale of human kindness in the face of official indifference.

“While Kaurismaki's deadpan sense of humor remains, his humanist side feels more prominent than ever before.” - Brian Tallerico,

“A deeply humane film, as well as a quietly hilarious one.” - Dave Calhoun, Time Out

“This is a world that reeks of cigarette smoke and cheap vodka, yet as always in the work of Finland's maestro of droll melancholy, the perfume that lingers longest is empathy.” - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

“A comically dark look at countries handling and views of Syrian Refugees.” - 

Stephanie Archer, Film Inquiry

“A marvellously understated take on Europe's migrant crisis, with two men searching for safe harbours in their lives.” - Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

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Man With A Movie Camera

Dec 9 to Dec 10
Saturday and Sunday 2:30pm

Dir. Dziga Vertov - 1929 - 68m


"I am the machine that reveals the world to you as only the machine can see it." - Dziga Vertov ("Kino-Eye")

An amazing & radical, freewheeling Russian documentary depicting the city of Moscow from sunrise to sunset through various self-reflexive camera play.  We get the filming of said documentary, and a depiction of an audience watching the film.  Even the editing of the film is documented.  We often see the cameraman who is purportedly making the film, but we rarely, if ever, see any of the footage he seems to be in the act of shooting! 

The still innovative  silent was both praised and reviled upon its initial release!

“Cinema in its purest form: movement, sensation, action and visual trickery.” - Tom Huddleston, Time Out

“A truly radical and liberating work.” - Peter Watts, Time Out

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The Cameraman double featured with Man With A Movie Camera

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

Dir. Buster Keaton & Edward Sedgwick - 1928 - 78m - ALL SEATS JUST $5


Oscar-honoree Buster Keaton ("The General") stars in this silent comedy about a photographer who takes up newsreel shooting to impress a beautiful office worker, played by Marceline Day ("The Telegraph Trail"). After several attempts to impress the movie queen, Keaton's character finds himself in the middle of a major news story. Remade in 1951 as "Watch the Birdie," starring Red Skelton. 

“Keaton's last great comedy.” - Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

“The Cameraman gave Buster one of his best roles and he filled it with one of his most touching and fleshed-out performances, using mostly his intense eyes.” - Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid

“One of Keaton's most impressively self-reflective films and an ode to the unexpected and elusive lightening-in-a-bottle nature of filmmaking.” - Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine

“…the old Keaton magic could not be entirely dampened by the studio's dictums, and The Cameraman includes a number of very funny bits.” - John J. Puccio

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Big Sonia

Dec 11 to Dec 14
Monday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Leah Warshawski and Todd Soliday - 2017 - 93m - No Matinees

Check out the great Sunday NY Times Styles section article here

In the last store in a defunct shopping mall, 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski—great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor—runs the tailor shop she’s owned for more than thirty years. But when she’s served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to revisit her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, BIG SONIA also offers a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal us all.

“Engaging and thoughtful” - The Hollywood Reporter

“The filmmakers, like Sonia herself, acknowledge the ongoing struggle that's essential to surviving such trauma. And as survivors' numbers dwindle, there's urgency when she insists on remembering.” - Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

“Poignant.” - New York Times

“A remarkable story of a remarkable woman.” - Reel Talker

“Big Sonia is a film about history, how we carry it with us and why it matters.” - Eye For Film

“It's brilliant.” - Film Journal International

“A holocaust survivor shares her life story.” - Village Voice

“She is the best example we could have for keeping history alive and spreading love and goodness.” - Red Carpet Crash

“a moving, engaging documentary.” - Movie Nation

“Intimate and delicately measured.” - Slant Magazine

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Faces Places

Dec 11 to Dec 14
Monday to Thursday 4pm, 8pm

Dir. Agnes Varda - 2017 - 90m - France - In French with English subtitles

"Magnificently moving, funny and altogetherful wonderful!" - IndieWire

89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. Faces Places documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.

“… a testament to Varda's own talent and a truly special piece of filmmaking.” - David Sims, The Atlantic

“Turns out to be a road movie in more than a merely literal sense. It is at once a roving journey into environments we rarely see in cinema and an incomplete but invaluable map of Varda's memories.” - Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“What a joy it is to have a movie like this in our broken lives right now.” - Andrew Lapin, NPR

“Sheer perfection. French New Wave veteran Agnes Varda and the young photographer JR leap fearlessly into the art of making art in the year's best and most beguiling doc.” - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“I don't need a thesaurus to describe my reaction to Faces Places. I can sum it up in two words: pure pleasure.” - Leonard Maltin,

“The film is a simple endeavor yet a monumental undertaking, a casual riff on some of the faces and places encountered by the artists and a thoughtful meditation on the past and the future of people and their French homeland.” - Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle

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Better Watch Out

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

Dir. Chris Peckover - 2017 - 85m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special presentation! $8 general / $6 students

This holiday season, you may be home, but you’re not alone... In this fresh and gleefully twisted spin on home-invasion horror, babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) must defend her young charges (Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould ) when intruders break into the house one snowy night – or so she thinks.

“A silly-to-serious film that's sure to enter the canon of Christmas movies for people who prefer a bit of arsenic laced into Santa's cookies.” - April Wolfe, L.A. Weekly

“If you want to gift yourself a holiday film that decks the halls with blood, this is one to put under the tree.” - Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly

“A consistently surprising and unusually well-acted thriller, which says pertinent things about suburbia, holiday entertainment and toxic masculinity.” - Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

“It's scary and fun, if your idea of fun involves occasional gore and torture, things like that. Plus: Christmas decorations!” - Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Dec 15 to Dec 19
Friday to Tuesday 3:45, 8pm

Dir. Alexandra Dean - 2017 - 90m

Starlet. Screen Siren. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. All phrases used to describe 1940’s Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr. Alexandra Dean’s illuminating documentary adds Inventor to the list. Known for her matchless beauty and electric screen persona, Lamarr’s legion of fans never knew she possessed such a beautiful mind. An Austrian Jewish émigré who acted by day and drew mechanical and electronic inventions by night, Lamarr came up with a “secret communication system” to help the Allies to beat the Nazis. Weaving in Lamarr’s own voice from archival recordings, Dean reveals how Lamarr gave her patent to the Navy, received no credit for her contributions, and wound up impoverished in her latter years. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is a film for lovers of history, Hollywood and science. 

-Tribeca Film Festival

“A thoroughly engaging, eye-opening showbiz doc.” - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

“[An] engaging profile.” - Jason Bailey, Flavorwire

“Bombshell becomes not just a stupendous tribute to Lamarr, but also a tribute to every brilliant woman ignored.” - Kristy Puchko, Nerdist

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The Paris Opera

Dec 15 to Dec 19
Friday to Tuesday 5:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Jean-Stephane Bron - 2017 - 110m - France & Switzerland - In French with English subtitles - No Matinees

Autumn 2015. At the Paris Opera, Stéphane Lissner is putting the finishing touches to his first press conference as director.  Backstage, artists and crew prepare to raise the curtain on a new season with Schönberg's Moses and Aaron.  But the announcement of a strike and arrival of a bull in a supporting rolecomplicate matters. At the same time, a promising young Russian singer begins at the Opera's Academy. In the hallways of Opera Bastille, his destiny will cross paths with that of Bryn Terfel, one of the greatest voices of his time.  As the season progresses, more and more characters appear, playing out the human comedy in the manner of a documentary Opera. But this comedy is set against a tragic backdrop when terrorist attacks plunge Paris into mourning. Even though the show must go on at all costs, there is no end of trouble for the new director. Star choreographer Benjamin Millepied jumps ship soon after taking over as director of ballet at Palais Garnier. Preparations for Richard Wagner's six-hour opera Die Meistersinger reunite the company.

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To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything Julie Newmar

Dec 16
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Beeban Kidron - 1995 - 109m - No Matinees


Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo star as three "girls" who just wanna have fun in a hilarious comedy about repairing broken hearts, broken dreams and broken nails. En route from New York City to Hollywood for a drag queen beauty pageant, Noxeema (Snipes), Vida (Swayze) and Chi Chi (Leguizamo) are forced to take an unwelcome detour when their 1967 Cadillac convertible breaks down. Stranded in the tiny midwestern town of Snydersville, the three try to make the best of their unfortunate circumstance. And when their glitz and glamour wake up the sleepy local citizens, the stage is set for an outrageously funny weekend. Also starring Stockard Channing and Blyth Danner, this marvelous mix of flamboyant fun and unrefined simpleness erupts into plenty of laughs!

“A great deal of fun and a small step forward in Hollywood's depiction of homosexuals.” - Rita Kempley, Washington Post

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Dec 17
Sunday 12pm to 3pm

Free to get a bidder card - lotsa stuff likely to go for cheap!

Time once again because we still have hundreds of movie posters left stretching from last week to around 8 years ago!  And a lot of it will go real cheap, like a dollar or two!  


DOORS OPEN AT 11:45 a.m.!  We'll wrap around 3pm.


Head - Seasons Greetings with the Monkees classic!

Dec 20 to Dec 23
Wednesday to Saturday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Bob Rafaelson - 1968 - 85m - No Matinees

Hey, hey, it’s the Monkees . . . being catapulted through one of American cinema’s most surreal sixties odysseys. The brainchild of Bob Rafelson, making his directorial debut; his producing partner and Monkees cocreator Bert Schneider; and Jack Nicholson, a coscreenwriter on the project, Head was the fanciful beginning and ignominious end of the TV-bred supergroup’s big-screen career. In it, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork become trapped in a kaleidoscopic satire that’s movie homage, media send-up, concert movie, and antiwar cry all at once. A constantly looping, self-referential spoof that was ahead of its time, Head dodged commercial success on its release but has since been reclaimed as one of the great cult objects of its era.

“Still remarkably vital and entertaining.” - Derek Adams, Time Out

“In which The Monkees get stoned, commit career suicide, and end up accidentally making one of the best movies of the 1960s.” - David Cornelius, Popcornworld

“If the Beatles were housebroken Marx Brothers, the Monkees here are gutty Bowery Boys.” - Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

HEAD © 1968, 2000 and 2010 Rhino Entertainment Company, A Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved.

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The Florida Project

Dec 20 to Dec 23
Wednesday to Saturday 4pm, 8:30

Dir. Sean Baker - 2017 - 115m

Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood.

Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinaite, another major discovery) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget motel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. 

Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moonee’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they’ve been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.  

“This movie accomplishes something almost miraculous — two things, actually. It casts a spell and tells the truth.” - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“This is a story told with authenticity and power, helped along by its cast of newcomers.” -  David Sims, The Atlantic

“Alexis Zabe's rapturous cinematography reminds us that magic is where you find it. You don't need a golden ticket to Mickey's kingdom, although you can see it from here.” - Peter Howell, Toronto Star

The sun-washed reality of The Florida Project, which concludes with a touch of poetry that might break you in two. It's not a happy ending, but it is, like the rest of the film, pretty much perfect.” - Alison Willmore, BuzzFeed News

“Dafoe delivers his finest performance in recent memory, bringing to levelheaded, unsanctimonious life a character who offers a glimmer of hope and caring within a world markedly short on both.” - Ann Hornaday,Washington Post

“Dafoe has never had a role this warm and sweet, and he plays it for low-keyed honesty. The kids and the adults, some non-professionals, all become part of a bright purple beehive.” - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

“The performances by the children, especially (Brooklyn) Prince, are magical and unforgettable. You will think of them long after you leave the theater.” - Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

“The fluid visuals are a perfect match for the curiosity and exuberance of the kids, who prowl the motel grounds and beyond on the hunt for mischief.” - 

Emma Simmonds, The List

“Baker never succumbs to the sirens of miserabilism. Instead, he prefers the fanciful fantasy of the children who, in their flight forward, can glean moments of happiness for themselves from the simple light of a blue sky.” -Jordan Ruimy, World of Reel

“A three-dimensional microcosm of the millions of families denied their share of the American dream by a corrupt system that tends to only reward the rich.” - Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger

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Bad Grandmas

Dec 22
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Srikant Chellappa - 2017 - 92m - No Matinees

Starring Pam Grier, Florence Henderson (in her final role!) and Judge Reinhold!

Four grandmothers accidentally kill a conman and, to cover it up, they get rid of the body. When the conman's partner shows up, things go south.

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Dec 27 to Dec 30
Wednesday to Saturday 3:30, 8pm

Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet - 2001 - 122m - France - In French with English Subtitles

The City of Lights sparkles in this “delightful and original” (Boston Globe) quirky comedy that garnered 5 Academy Award® nominations. At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amelie accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a Cupid, guardian angel and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a handsome stranger, will she find the courage to become the star of her very own love story? Audrey Tatou (The Da Vinci Code) shines in this “lighthearted fantasy” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times) that stole the hearts of audiences and critics worldwide.

“It is a tour de force of a bauble, if such a thing can exist.” - 

Jack Mathews, New York Daily News

“It's hard not to fall under the spell of this moonstruck romance.” - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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Extraordinary Ordinary People

Dec 27 to Dec 30
Wednesday to Saturday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Alan Govenar - 2017 - 84m - No Matinees

A music-fueled journey through folk and traditional arts in America. At a time when the existence of the National Endowment for the Arts has never been more threatened, Alan Govenar's documentary focuses on one of its least known and most enduring programs: the National Heritage Fellowship, awarded annually since 1982.

Featuring a breathtaking array of men and women who have been awarded the fellowship, including musicians, dancers, quilters, woodcarvers and more, the film demonstrates the importance of the folk and traditional arts in shaping the fabric of America. From Bill Monroe and B.B. King to Passamaquoddy basket weavers and Peking Opera singers; from Appalachia and the mountains of New Mexico to the inner city neighborhoods of New York, the suburbs of Dallas, and the isolated Native American reservations of Northern California - each of the artists share exceptional talent, ingenuity, and perseverance.

"Enjoyable and enticing! Govenar's knowledge and affection are contagious...he makes his case for the NEA by asking the simple question: What do we value? In his expansive view of American culture, that includes preserving native languages, recognizing the profundity of the blues, and honoring where we came from and what we’ve made in equal measure." - Serena Donadoni, The Village Voice

"A celebration of art, survival, and the riches of human experience. This exuberant film makes each art sampled, from oud playing to basket weaving to bobbin lace making, feel indispensable." - Regina Weinreich, Huffington Post

"As part of a decades-spanning project, the filmmaker and arts advocate Alan Govenar profiles winners of the National Heritage Fellowship." - The New York Times

"'Extraordinary Ordinary People' includes footage of some of the most significant artists of the past century, from bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe to bluesman B.B. King. With budgets for the arts in peril, it couldn't come at a more opportune time." - Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International

"A must-see documentary! There were so many great artists/craftsmen featured in this film...I found myself mesmerized by their stories. I was so touched by this film that I found myself in tears by the end and wanting to hear more." -Tara Low, Guitar Girl Magazine

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Jailhouse Rock - double featured with Viva Las Vegas!

Dec 31 to Jan 1
Sunday and Monday 2pm, 6:15

Dir. Richard Thorpe - 1957 - 96m - No Matinees


One of the best of Elvis Presley's pre-Army films, Jailhouse Rock offers us the sensual, "dangerous" Elvis that had won the hearts of the kids and earned the animosity of their elders. Presley plays a young buck who accidentally kills a man while protecting the honor of a woman. Thrown into prison, Elvis strikes up a friendship with visionary fellow-con Mickey Shaughnessy. Shaughnessy suggests that Elvis perform in the upcoming prison show. Ol' swivel-hips scores a hit, and decides to stay in showbiz after his release. Together with pretty Judy Tyler (the former Princess Summerfall Winterspring on Howdy Doody, who would die in a horrible traffic accident shortly after completing this film), Elvis sets up his own record company. Alas, success goes to his head, and soon Elvis plans to ditch Tyler in favor of signing with a big-time label. Shaughnessy shows up long enough to punch out Elvis for his disloyalty; as a result, Elvis' vocal chords are damaged and he is unable to sing. Deserted by his flunkeys and hangers-on, Elvis learns the value of friendship and fidelity when Tyler and Shaughnessy stay by his side in his darkest hours. His voice restored, Elvis climbs back up the charts--but this time, he's a much nicer fellow, and a lot more committed to Tyler.  Jailhouse Rock is a perfect balance of song and story from beginning to end!!

“The characterizations are solid, and the music is some of Elvis's best.” - John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis

“Elvis delivered his definitive screen appearance in this budget-minded black and white production, a dark reflection of the Loving You rise to fame.” -  Sean Axmaker,

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Viva Las Vegas - double featured with Jailhouse Rock!

Dec 31 to Jan 1
Sunday and Monday 4:15, 8:30

Dir. George Sidney - 1964 - 85m - No Matinees


Let's get gone, real gone!!

Lucky Jackson arrives in town with his car literally in tow ready for the first Las Vegas Grand Prix - once he has the money to buy an engine. He gets the cash easily enough but mislays it when the pretty swimming pool manageress takes his mind off things. It seems he will lose both race and girl, problems made more difficult by rivalry from Elmo Mancini, fellow racer and womaniser. Perhaps some singing will help!!

“One of Elvis Presley's best films, Viva Las Vegas benefits from the exuberant direction of MGM vet George Sidney, the young and sexy Ann-Margret as romantic interest, and over 12 melodic songs that take up half of the running time (only 85 minutes).” - Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com

“It's all color and glamor and sexy fun.” - Sean Axmaker,

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