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April and the Extraordinary World

Jul 29 to Jul 30
Friday and Saturday 10:45pm ONLY!

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

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

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

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

“MIYAZAKI MEETS PIXAR!” - The Verge

“DOWNRIGHT EXTRAORDINARY!” - Village Voice

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

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April and the Extraordinary World

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

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

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

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

“MIYAZAKI MEETS PIXAR!” - The Verge

“DOWNRIGHT EXTRAORDINARY!” - Village Voice

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

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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

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

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

ALSO PLAYING FRIDAY AUGUST 12 THROUGH MONDAY AUGUST 15!

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

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

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

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

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My Love, Don't Cross That River

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

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

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

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

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

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Bubba Ho Tep!

Aug 5
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Innocents (Les Innocentes)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Intolerance - a 100th anniversary special!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 6
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

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

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

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

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

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Network - the 1976 media satire classic for these "special times" !

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

Dir. Sidney Lumet - 1976 - 121m

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

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

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

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

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The Innocents (Les Innocentes)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Congressman

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

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

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

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The Wailing

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

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

FROM THE ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR OF THE YELLOW SEA!

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

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

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

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

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

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Shanghai Express

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

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

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-PRESENTATION!

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

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

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

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

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

Dir. Barbet Schroeder - 1987 - 100m

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

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

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Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

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

Dir. Werner Herzog - 2016 - 98m

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

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

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

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

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

“DEEPLY FASCINATING.” - Kyle Anderson, Nerdist 

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

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

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

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

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

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Viva

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Small Good Thing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And they did it.

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

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

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Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Satanic

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

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

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

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

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Tale of Tales

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Therapy for A Vampire

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

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

Winner, Audience Award – Fantasia International Film Festival

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

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

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

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Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DOUBLE FEATURED WITH THE NEW DOCUMENTARY ON THIS LEGENDARY COLLABORATION NOTFILM

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

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

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

Oct 27
Thursday 7pm ONLY!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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