Coming Soon

Comedy Night at the Guild Cinema !!

Jun 23
Friday 10:30pm

Dir. Matt & friends - NOW - 75m approx. - Only a $7 admission! MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER

Headliner RUSTY RUTHERFORD

Rusty Rutherford’s twisted comedy has "More Energy Than A High School Cheer Squad" (Montreal Fringe Festival). You'll question if Rusty is sane one minute with his dark, offbeat humor, then question if he's a "Comedic Genius" (Rusty's mom) the next when he seems to incorporate every member of the audience into an on-the-spot freestyle rap. Rutherford was recently voted 2nd best Albuquerque comedian in the Weekly Alibi's "Best of Burque'."  His comedic journey has taken him to venues of all shapes and sizes across America and Canada and has even landed him a spot on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Rutherford graduated from the University of New Mexico where he studied Theatre, Media Arts, Psychology, and Communication and has been member of Blackout Theatre Company and Eat, Drink and be Larry sketch comedy troupe. He has trained with Tricklock Theatre in Albuquerque, NM and The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago, IL. Whatever you expect, throw it out the window and expect the unexpected in what can only be described as structured insanity.

Featuring KENDRA JEAN

Kendra Jean first fell in love with stand up in 2004, but was too shy to introduce herself. She dated sketch and improv comedy from 2010-2016. After a one night stand with stand up, she lost stand up’s number. Now in a serious committed relationship with stand up, as of 2017, she's eagerly waiting for stand up to break her heart. 

Hailing from the exotic Daytona Beach, Florida Kendra Jean is now residing in the mean streets of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her material is often personal, sometimes punny, and is always known to make audiences weep long after she has the left the stage.

JAMAR HALL

 While on stage, Jamar has been described as a cleverly blatant conversationalist. Originally starting in 2009, Jamar finally took to comedy in late 2012. Influenced by the likes of Bill Cosby &  Rodney Dangerfield, Jamar illustrates his misfortune in a storytelling fashion. One fellow comic has been quoted saying "Jamar adds logic to absurd situations." Having toured through most of the southwest and the east coast,  his main goal is to just spread the laughter.

 

Host MATT PETERSON

Matt is a comedian and actor from Albuquerque whose comedy goals are simple.... make you laugh! His quick wit and fun demeanor make him audience favorite. Matt draws from his life experiences and an absurd point of view. Recently turning forty one years old has put absolutely “nothing” into perspective for Matt!

He's performed in comedy clubs, casinos, colleges and theaters all around the southwest and beyond! Matt has worked with Tig Notaro, Marc Maron, Doug Stanhope, Dave Ross, Alex Ortiz, Troy Baxley and Steven Michael Quezada!

Matt was voted one of the best comedians in the city in the Albuquerque?s Weekly Alibi's 2007 and 2014 'Best of Burque' issue and featured in the "Comedy issue" of ABQ the Magazine in 2009! Matt was also voted one of the top comedians in 2014, 2015 and 2016 "Best of the City"

In 2011, he was cast as a lead role in the comedy film, The Bigfoot Election. In 2014 Matt co-wrote, co-produced and starred in the upcoming comedy film "Abe Makes A Movie"! He has had roles on In Plain Sight, Netflix series Longmire, ABC?s Killer Women, WGN?s Manhattan and AMC's Preacher and recently in Better Call Saul!  He was a guest comedian on three episodes of NBC's After After Party with Breaking Bad's Steven Michael Quezada.

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Moka

Jun 23 to Jun 26
Friday to Monday 4:00, 8:15

Dir. Frederic Mermoud - 2017 - 89m - France - In French with English subtitles

Based on the best-seller by Tatiana de Rosnay (Kristin Scott Thomas hit “Sarah’s Key”, “A Secret Kept”) - Following in the footsteps of Alfred Hitchcock and Claude Chabrol, Moka is a mournful, slow-burning psychological thriller in the vein of celebrated story-teller Patricia Highsmith, starring legendary actresses Nathalie Baye (Catch Me If You Can) and Emmanuelle Devos (Coco Before Chanel).

After being released from a sanatorium, Diane (Devos) is still shattered from the death of her son in a hit and run accident. Diane's search for the driver leads her to the stunning spa town of Évian. After meeting Marlene (Baye), a glamorous beautician, Diane is convinced she has found the culprit...

"The reliably interesting Emmanuelle Devos brings complexity to this sleek, Chabrol-like story of a mother's revenge mission." – Guy Lodge, Variety

"A mother's haunting grief propels her on an obsessive quest for answers and possible revenge in Moka, a mournful, slow-burning psychological thriller adapted from the 2006 novel by Tatiana de Rosnay. Frederic Mermoud's return to feature films...has a strong affinity with the writing of Patricia Highsmith and the films of Claude Chabrol and should appeal to an audience seeking moral complexity in their thrillers..." – Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

"A classy and classical psychological thriller." – Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

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Nise: The Heart of Madness

Jun 23 to Jun 26
Friday to Monday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Roberto Berliner - 2017 - 109m - Brazil - In Portuguese with English subtitles - No Matinees

In 1940s Rio de Janeiro, Dr. Nise da Silveira - Brazilian actress Gloria Pires In a bravura performance - is one of the first women in the country to ever study medicine. She starts work in a psychiatric hospital where she refuses to employ the new and violent electroshock treatments for schizophrenics. Ridiculed by other doctors, she is exiled to the nearly abandoned occupational therapy unit, where Instead she starts a revolution through paints, dogs and love. Based on a true story, Nise: The Heart of Madness (Nise: O Coração da Loucura) vividly shows the pioneering work that led to the liberation of patients given the freedom to express themselves, and their paintings that become art world sensations. The great Carl Jung in real life became an admirer of Nise, and said she had turned her hospital into a place that was inhabited by people who "weren't afraid of the unconscious."

"Elegantly combining a triumph-over-adversity yarn with a sensitive exploration of the redemptive power of artistic creation." - The Hollywood Reporter

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Morning Toons With New Mexico Entertainment Magazine

Jun 24
Saturday 11:30 a.m.

varies - 55m approx - All Seats only $6

Grab your pajamas, your blanket and take part in these Saturday morning events with your family and friends. New Mexico Entertainment brings you cartoons from your childhood on the big screen! Kick back, have some breakfast, and enjoy the toons!

Morning Toons with NME is a LIMITED seat event!

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Hounds of Love - ENCORES

Jun 27 to Jun 29
Tuesday to Thursday 8:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Ben Young - 2017 - 108m - Australia

“Australian director Ben Young's debut offers a bold new spin on the serial-killer genre.” - Eddie Cockrell, Variety

In suburban Perth during the mid 1980s, people are unaware that women are disappearing at the hands of serial killer couple John and Evelyn White. After an innocent lapse in judgment, Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted by the disturbed couple. With her murder imminent, Vicki realizes she must find a way to drive a wedge between Evelyn and John if she is to survive. Hounds of Love is an exercise in expertly-crafted tension, offering a bold, challenging debut from writer/director Ben Young.

“Benefits from impressive control of visuals to build suspense and from the spiky performances of its fearless cast, flagging Young as a talent to watch.” - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

“That rarest of cinematic beasts: a directorial debut that's not only tonally flawless but also manages to radically reimagine an entire genre.” - Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle

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Titicut Follies - a 50th Anniversary restoration release!

Jun 27 to Jun 29
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 6:30

Dir. Fredrick Wiseman - 1967 - 84m

Iconic documentarian Fredrick Wiseman’s stark and graphic portrayal of the conditions that existed at the State Prison for the Criminally Insane at Bridgewater, Massachusetts. TITICUT FOLLIES documents the various ways the inmates are treated by the guards, social workers and psychiatrists.

“A documentary film that tells you more than you could possibly want to know — but no more than you should know — about life behind the walls of one of those institutions where we file and forget the criminal insane… A society’s treatment of the least of its citizens — and surely these are the least of ours — is perhaps the best measure of its civilization. The repulsive reality revealed in TITICUT FOLLIES forces us to contemplate our capacity for callousness.” – Richard Schickel, Life

“After a showing of TITICUT FOLLIES the mind does not dwell on the hospital’s ancient and even laughable physical plant, or its pitiable social atmosphere. What sticks, what really hurts is the sight of human life made cheap and betrayed. We see men needlessly stripped bare, insulted, herded about callously, mocked, taunted. We see them ignored or locked interminably in cells. We hear the craziness in the air, the sudden outbursts, the quieter but stronger undertow of irrational noise that any doctor who has worked under such circumstances can only take for so long. But much more significantly, we see the ‘professionals’, the doctors and workers who hold the fort in the Bridgewaters of this nation, and they are all over…TITICUT FOLLIES is a brilliant work of art…” – Robert Coles, The New Republic

“A great work, a near-masterpiece not just of the documentary form, but of moviemaking in any category. It’s a film that transcends the time and place of its manufacture, and it should be seen not just by documentarians and film students but by anyone interested in the movies as a medium capable of powerfully presenting the human condition.” – Ray Greene, Village View

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Afterimage

Jun 30 to Jul 3
Friday to Monday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Andrzej Wajda - 2016 - 100m - Poland - In Polish with English subtitles - No Matinees

From iconic auteur Andrzej Wajda (A Generation, Ashes and Diamonds, Man of Iron) comes this timely story of creative freedom in the face of government oppression.

In this "fitting capstone" (The Los Anegles Times) to his remarkable career, Wajda paints a loving portrait of avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski (brilliantly played by Polish superstar and Wajda collaborator Boguslaw Linda), who overcomes his physical restraints as a double amputee while battling conservative Stalinist officials in pursuit of his artistic vision. 

"UNCOMPROMISINGLY SYMPATHETIC, Wajda’s final feature is A WORK OF GROUNDED HUMANITY…. ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST PICTURES.” - The Film Stage

"???? ...a PERFECTLY FITTING FAREWELL" - The Globe and Mail

"AN IMPOSING MONUMENT TO THE MEMORY OF A GREAT ARTIST" - Screen Daily 

"A compelling work...as ELEGANTLY ASSEMBLED AS ALL OF WAJDA'S WORK" - The Hollywood Reporter

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Donnie Darko - the original theatrical cut!

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

Dir. Richard Kelly - 2001 - 113m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation - $8 general / $6 students

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Fifteen years before Stranger Things, Richard Kelly set the template and the high-water mark with his debut feature, Donnie Darko. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium.

Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days 06 hours 42 minutes and 12 seconds. During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Frank's maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum.

Described by its director as ''The Catcher in the Rye as told by Philip K. Dick'', Donnie Darko combines an eye-catching, eclectic cast pre-stardom Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, heartthrob Patrick Swayze, former child star Drew Barrymore, Oscar nominees Mary McDonnell and Katharine Ross, and ER star Noah Wyle and an evocative soundtrack of 80s classics by Echo and the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears and Duran Duran.

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Hermia & Helena

Jun 30 to Jul 3
Friday to Monday 4:00, 8:15

Dir. Matias Pineiro - 2017 - 87m - U.S. / Argentina - English & Spanish with English Subtitles

Best Argentinean Film – Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI)

Camila (Agustina Muñoz, The Princess of France), a young Argentine theater director, travels from Buenos Aires to New York for an artist residency to work on a new Spanish translation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Upon her arrival, she quickly realizes that her work isn't compensating for the loss of her friends and the lover she left behind. When she begins to receive a series of mysterious postcards from Danièle (Mati Diop, Claire Denis’s 35 Shots of Rum), a former participant in the same residency, Camila second-guesses her artistic endeavors and begins to seek answers about her past. Hermia & Helena mingles actors from Matías Piñeiro’s Buenos Aires repertory with stalwarts of New York’s independent film scene (Keith Poulson, Dustin Guy Defa, Dan Sallitt). It is a film of dead ends and new beginnings, navigating amorous detours across hemispheres and languages, in which the words of Shakespeare clash with the entanglements of modern, digital life.

"A whimsical Valentine to New York City." — Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"Piñeiro's most inspired and thrilling work to date." — Carson Lund, Slant Magazine

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EXOTIC

Jul 1 to Jul 2
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Amy Oden - 2016 - 63m

Dotted with palm trees and coral reefs, Guam is United States territory where military men and Japanese tourists abound. A seemingly perfect backdrop for a strip club, the island should sound ideal to any girl coming from Portland, Atlanta, or Anchorage to work as an exotic dancer.

But is it? Exotic foregrounds the stories of workers, as they discuss this fluid and secretive world…

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Bad Batch

Jul 4 to Jul 6
Tuesday to Thursday 8:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour - 2016 - 118m - No Matinees

Director Ana Lily Amirpour's savagely stylish follow-up to her astonishing debut A Girl Who Walks Home Alone At Night!  Starring SUKI WATERHOUSE (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), JASON MOMOA (Justice League, "Game of Thrones" ), GIOVANNI RIBISI (Ted, "Sneaky Pete"), and KEANU REEVES (John Wick)

The Bad Batch follows Arlen (Waterhouse) after she's left in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilization. While trying to navigate the unforgiving landscape, Arlen is captured by a savage band of cannibals led by the mysterious Miami Man (Momoa). With her life on the line, she makes her way to The Dream (Reeves). As she adjusts to life in 'the bad batch,' Arlen discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who's standing next to you.

"A totally original genre experiment." ––Indiewire

"A master of visual storytelling." ––Screen Anarchy

"Seeps into your soul...a neon-hued fantasia." ––Crome Yellow

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Donald Cried

Jul 4 to Jul 6
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 6:30

Dir. Kris Avedisian - 2017 - 85m

An unhinged twist on the family-reunion melodrama and the classic buddy comedy!

Director/writer/star Kris Avedisian expertly deconstructs the contemporary obsession with the "man-child" in this darkly funny story about former childhood best friends who reconnect decades later in their working-class Rhode Island neighborhood. Peter Latang (Jesse Wakeman) left his childhood home of Warwick, Rhode Island to reinvent himself as a slick, Wall Street mover and shaker.  When he's suddenly forced to return home to bury his grandmother, he loses his wallet on the trip and ends up at looseends.  Stranded and broke, Peter looks to the only person he can think of to help him out- his next door neighbor and former childhood friend Donald (played by Avedisian). The ever-eccentric Donald hasn't changed a bit, and what starts as a simple favor turns into along and unhinged van ride into their past.  Painfully awkward moments and increasingly bizarre – and dangerous – hijinks ensue, as the friends rediscover their stifled aggression and teenaged rebelliousness.  Avedisian’s pitch-perfect first feature is a brilliant twist on the family-reunion melodrama and the classic buddy comedy.

"Melds offbeat humor, cringeworthy pathos, and naked human emotion into a lunatic mélange of genuine indie filmmaking. " - Marc Savlov - AUSTIN CHRONICLE

"A painful nostalgia trip that's also terribly funny. It's set to unveil a new comedic talent both behind the camera and in front of it.  Donald Cried suggests the shadings of a psychological thriller stuffed into the mold of a boisterous R-rated comedy. - Eric Kohn - INDIEWIRE

"There’s plenty of anxious, cringe-inducing humor to be found in writer-director-star Kris Avedisian’s comedy of discomfort."  - Nick Schager -  VARIETY

"Building on the tension between two alienated and wildly mismatched protagonists, the film centers on their intricate relationship and evolves from straight-man/fool antics into an excruciating social anxiety nightmare." - Alejandro Veciana  - FILM COMMENT 

"In his emotionally astute debut feature, Donald Cried, Kris Avedisian anatomizes a type of encounter that's much more common in life than in movies: an awkward reunion between two long-estranged friends that unearths a complex mix of guilt and shame in the one responsible for the estrangement. It would be easy for a filmmaker to either make such an encounter feel tediously uneventful or to pump it full of movie-ish melodrama, but Donald Cried does neither, remaining resolutely realistic while mining plenty of pathos, humor, and drama from the situation." - Elise Nakhnikian - SLANT MAGAZINE

"Kris Avedisian has wrung vibrant changes on a conventional Amerindie trope, the homecoming movie, which becomes realer and funnier in this version through the brilliance of his improvisational skills. A new talent is born, whose invention could develop equally richly in comedic or purely dramatic directions." -  Chris Knipp -  FILM LEAF

"Avedisian walks the line of annoying and pitiable to perfection—there is always the vaguest of notions that Donald will descend into sociopathy, the possibility of misguided affections devolving into violent dreams and yet he’s a loving person down to his core no matter how weird he, or the film gets." - Jesse Klein - HAMMER TO NAIL

"Avedisian proves himself a great comedic actor in his performance as Donald, undesirable and awkward yet charming." - Elissa Suh - NOTEBOOK  

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Bad Batch

Jul 7 to Jul 8
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour - 2017 - 118m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation - $8 general / $6 students

Director Ana Lily Amirpour's savagely stylish follow-up to her astonishing debut A Girl Who Walks Home Alone At Night!  Starring SUKI WATERHOUSE (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), JASON MOMOA (Justice League, "Game of Thrones" ), GIOVANNI RIBISI (Ted, "Sneaky Pete"), and KEANU REEVES (John Wick)

The Bad Batch follows Arlen (Waterhouse) after she's left in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilization. While trying to navigate the unforgiving landscape, Arlen is captured by a savage band of cannibals led by the mysterious Miami Man (Momoa). With her life on the line, she makes her way to The Dream (Reeves). As she adjusts to life in 'the bad batch,' Arlen discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who's standing next to you.

"A totally original genre experiment." ––Indiewire

"A master of visual storytelling." ––Screen Anarchy

"Seeps into your soul...a neon-hued fantasia." ––Crome Yellow

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Letters from Bagdad

Jul 7 to Jul 10
Friday to Monday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Sabine Krayenbuhl & Zeva Oelbaum - 2017 - 95m

The story of a true original—Gertrude Bell—sometimes called the “female” Lawrence of Arabia. Voiced and executive produced by Academy award winning actor Tilda Swinton, the documentary tells the dramatic story of this British spy, explorer and political powerhouse. Bell traveled widely in Arabia before being recruited by British military intelligence to help draw the borders of Iraq after WWI. Using never-seen-before footage of the region, the film chronicles Bell’s extraordinary journey into both the uncharted Arabian desert and the inner sanctum of British male colonial power. With unique access to documents from the Iraq National Library and Archive and Gertrude Bell’s own 1600 letters, the story is told entirely in the words of the players of the day, excerpted verbatim from intimate letters, private diaries and secret communiqués. It is a unique look at both a remarkable woman and the tangled history of Iraq. The film takes us into a past that is eerily current.

“You emerge from the film…thrilled to hear of a woman who, ignoring the dictates of the age, filled her days to overflowing…Is it too late to follow Gertrude Bell’s example? First, hire your camel.” -Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

“It was clear that intrepid traveler and influential Arabist Gertrude Bell…needed her reputation rescued from Werner Herzog’s ill-advised effort. In stepped directors Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Krayenbühl with “Letters From Baghdad”… -Jay Weissberg, Variety

“A rich trove of archival footage. This is a vital history that binds us to the middle east of today.” -Thom Powers, WNYC – Documentary of the Week

“Gertrude Bell gets the Documentary she deserves” -The Guardian

“Extraordinary…” -The Times

“Beautifully creative…” -Jason Solomons, BBC

“A rare treat…” -Anne-Katrin Titze, Eye For Film

“A superb documentary about one of history’s most amazing women, until now, largely forgotten…A daring, provocative film” -Jeffrey Lyons, WCBS Radio/Lyons Den

“Excellent” -The Telegraph

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Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge

Jul 7 to Jul 10
Friday to Monday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Marie Noelle - 2016 - 95m - Germany/France/Poland - French with English subtitles - No Matinees

A fascinating and inspiring drama and love story: The most turbulent five years in the life of a woman of genius, between 1905--when Marie Curie comes with her husband, Pierre, to Stockholm to be awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of radioactivity--and 1911, when she receives her second Nobel Prize.

In 1906, Pierre Curie is run over by a horse-drawn carriage and tragically dies on a Parisian street. Marie’s unique marriage and happy life is destroyed all at once. Left alone with two young daughters, the widow has responsibilities that would overwhelm the strongest man; but she faces her duties as a mother and a scientist with great courage. Despite her sorrow, she continues the work that she began with Pierre, taking especially the “Curie therapy” they developed against cancer to great heights. But science is primarily a man’s world, and Marie’s audacity is not well received by everybody. As she embarks on a passionate affair with the fellow scientist Paul Langevin, she provokes a huge scandal and the tabloids drag her name through the mud. Alarmed by all the malevolent headlines, the Swedish Nobel Academy, who wanted to award her a second Nobel Prize (making her the first person ever to receive two), forbids her to come to Stockholm to receive her award. Can’t a woman in love earn recognition for her work?

“The evocative period detail greatly enhances Noelle's selective and intimate portrait of a loving wife, mother and workaholic.” - Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist 

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Gosford Park

Jul 8 to Jul 9
Saturday & Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Robert Altman - 2001 - 138m - Only $5 admission!

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-SPONSORED SPECIAL!

Maverick American filmmaker Robert Altman takes a witty and absorbing look at the foibles of the British class system in this intelligent murder mystery set in the early '30s. Sir William McCordle (Michael Gambon) and his wife Lady Sylvia (Kristin Scott Thomas) are a pair of wealthy British socialites who have invited a variety of friends, relatives, and acquaintances to their mansion in the country for a weekend of hunting and relaxation. Among the honored guests are Constance (Maggie Smith), Lady Sylvia's matronly aunt; Ivor Novello (Jeremy Northam), William's cousin who is also a well-known actor and songwriter; and Morris Weissman (Bob Balaban), an American film producer who is friendly with Ivor and researching an upcoming project. Observing the proceedings are the domestic staff of the mansion, including imperious butler Jennings (Alan Bates); footmen George (Richard E. Grant) and Arthur (Jeremy Swift); Probert (Derek Jacobi), a valet to Sir William; housekeeper Mrs. Wilson (Helen Mirren); Mrs. Croft (Eileen Atkins), who oversees the kitchen; and Elsie (Emily Watson), a maid. Also on hand are the guests' personal servants, including Mary (Kelly Macdonald), Constance's maid; Henry (Ryan Phillippe), Weissman's valet; and Parks (Clive Owens), a butler. While the servants are required to display a high level of decorum, they are expected to be passive observers who do not comment on what they see, though the gossip among them travels thick and fast once they retire to the servants' quarters downstairs. And it turns out that there's plenty worth gossiping about, especially after Sir William turns up dead, and everyone is ordered to stay at the mansion while the police investigate the killing.

“Taking advantage of a splendid cast, a sharply focused script and the fresh English setting, "Gosford Park" emerges as one of the most satisfying of Robert Altman's numerous ensemble pictures.” - Todd McCarthy, Variety

“Altman's unexpected venture into Agatha Christie territory works a treat.” - 

Tom Charity, Time Out

“A scintillating comedy-drama and one of [Altman's] most richly moving and entertaining pictures.” - Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

“Is there anyone but Altman who could have pulled off such an effervescent mix of satire, affection, and devastating rebuke? And attracted such an ensemble? And let everyone work at this high level? - David Edelstein, Slate

“Altman is a supreme artist-joker, and the jest this time is that the most American of film directors has given us a finely wrought British whodunit with the emotional layering of a first-rate novel.” - Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture

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Fanatic Heart: The Story So Far of Black 47

Jul 11 to Jul 13
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Victor Zimet & Stephanie Silber - 2017 - 87m

This is not solely a story about a band, or even about its erudite frontman, Larry Kirwan. Rock & politics, seen through the eyes of an Irishman in NY !

Passion, poetry and politics mashed up into a dance party. This documentary tells the story of frontman Larry Kirwan, an Irishman in New York, and Black 47, the fabled "House Band of New York City," featuring the multi-talented musicians Geoffrey Blythe, Joseph "Bearclaw" Burcaw, Thomas Hamlin, Joe Mulvanerty, Fred Parcells, and Chris Byrne.

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Finding Joseph I - HR from the BAD BRAINS documentary!

Jul 12 to Jul 13
Wednesday and Thursday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. James Lathos - 2016 - 90m - No Matinees

SPECIAL LIMITED ENGAGEMENT SCREENINGS!

A feature documentary chronicling the eccentric life and struggles of punk rock reggae singer, Paul "HR" Hudson, a.k.a. Joseph I. The charismatic frontman's energetic and explosive live performances helped pioneer hardcore punk rock with the Bad Brains, one of the most influential bands to rise out of the 1980's. HR's heavy devotion to the Rastafarian faith guided him in a spiritual direction leaving the band several times to explore his love for reggae music as the solo artist, HR Human Rights. Over the years, the Bad Brains have reunited several times only to struggle with the unpredictable singer. HR's increasingly strange and abnormal behavior has left many convinced that he his suffering from psychological troubles while others believe he is still living out his journey as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and roll history!

This documentary features interviews with musicians and peers HR has worked with and influenced as they share their stories and first hand experiences. Most importantly we will hear from HR himself about his life, philosophies, and career while seeing him continue to write, record, and perform, spreading his passionate message of universal peace and love.

“An enlightening and touching examination of a true music pioneer. It is not the story of the Bad Brains, but the man and his journey of perpetual self-discovery. Engaging, sometimes sad, but ultimately rewarding, we highly recommended checking this film out. You don’t have to be a fan to appreciate it, but you will likely walk away a fan after you see it. God bless you, H.R. I am among many who are grateful you are still around doing what you do.” - J. Kevin Lynch, The Void Report

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Jul 14
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. John Hughes - 1986 - 103m - ALL SEATS $10

New Mexico Entertainment is excited to present a special screening of the 80's classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off with a special guest appearance with Ferris' Mom and an amazing actress, Cindy Pickett!

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

"Bueller…Bueller…?" Sorry, not here! Instead, high-schooler Ferris Bueller (Mathew Broderick), his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara), and his best bud Cameron (Alan Ruck) are off on the spontaneous romp through Chicago known as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The perpetually lucky Ferris enlists his hypochondriac best friend, Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck), into springing his girlfriend, Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara), from class. From Wrigley Field to the Art Institute of Chicago to a Polish pride parade, Ferris and his friends make the most of their day off. But Ferris, Sloane, and Cameron might not get away with playing hooky. Ferris's sister, Jeanie (Jennifer Grey), is determined to prove that Ferris is faking sick and make him pay for it, and the bumbling school dean, Ed Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), is sure that Ferris is pulling a fast one. Another classic from writer-director John Hughes (SIXTEEN CANDLES, THE BREAKFAST CLUB), this film features a star turn from Broderick as the charismatic Ferris. Watch for Charlie Sheen as the juvenile delinquent in the police station and comedian Louie Anderson in a brief appearance as a flower deliveryman.

“That eighties gem that still shines from beginning to end.” - Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed

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Lost In Paris

Jul 14 to Jul 17
Friday to Monday 4:00, 8:00

Dir. Fiona Gordon & Dominique Abel - 2016 - 83m - France - In French with English subtitles

Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon’s signature whimsical style, LOST IN PARIS stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical vagabond. When Fiona’s (Gordon) orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha (delightfully portrayed by Academy Award®-nominee Emmanuelle Riva) who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom (Abel), the affable, but annoying tramp who just won’t leave her alone. Replete with the amazing antics and intricately choreographed slapstick that has come to define Abel and Gordon’s work, LOST IN PARIS is a wondrously fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Lights.

“This always inventive and occasionally hilarious small-scale comedy follows the couple's previous features L’Iceberg (2005), Rumba (2008) and The Fairy (2011) in its homemade feel and its dedication to the comic traditions of Buster Keaton and Jacques Tati, with stylistic dashes courtesy surrealist artists and perhaps choreographer Pina Bausch.” - Todd McCarthy, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Another charming doodle that does justice to their brand of studied humor. The pair blends storybook visuals with a stream of clever gags and oodles of pathos to deliver an infectious romance almost too eager to please at every turn.” - Eric Kohn, INDIEWIRE

“A cheery and frequently funny affair, filmed in bright colors and containing the kinds of slapstick set pieces that just don’t get made anymore." - CJ Prince, FRESH FROM THE THEATRE

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The Journey

Jul 14 to Jul 17
Friday to Monday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Nick Hamm - 2017 - 95m - UK - No Matinees

The gripping account of how two men from opposite sides of the political spectrum came together to change the course of history. In 2006, amidst the ongoing, decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland, representatives from the two warring factions meet for negotiations. In one corner is Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall), the deeply conservative British loyalist; in the other is Martin McGuinness (Colm Meaney), a former Irish Republican Army leader who has devoted his life to the cause of Irish reunification. Opposites in every way, the two men at first seem to have little chance of ever finding common ground. But over the course of an impromptu, detour-filled car ride through the Scottish countryside, each begins to see the other less as an enemy, and more as an individual—a breakthrough that promises to at last bring peace to the troubled region. Driven by two virtuoso central performances, The Journey is a more-relevant-than-ever reminder of how simple humanity can overcome political division. John Hurt costars.

“Immensely entertaining and very well acted.” - Allan Hunter, Daily Express (UK)

“Irish politics made accessible with the help of a playful script, two fine performances and 11 years of hindsight.” - Neil Smith, Total Film

“Difficult roles are played well in this unlikely reluctant buddy road movie.” - Aine O'Connor, Sunday Independent (Ireland)

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Newtown

Jul 15
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Kim A. Snyder - 2016 - 85 - ALL SEATS $5

AN ELBOW ROOM MAGAZINE SPECIAL PRESENTATION!  BONUS:  SKYPE Q&A SESSION WITH DIRECTOR KIM SNYDER!

In the aftermath of the worst school shooting in history, the traumatized community of Newtown, Connecticut finds a new sense of purpose in this intimate story of resilience as told by those whose lives were changed forever.

“One needn't be a mother or father to be drawn in by what Snyder has captured in this quiet but powerful film. Just being human will do.” - Brian Lowry, CNN.com

“It feels like the closest thing to a tribute audiences can pay to the children and adults who died, and the town that continues to grieve them.” - Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic

“Snyder's filmmaking is elegant but basic, and it needs not be more. She's not there to dazzle us. She's there to bear witness.” - Jason Bailey, Flavorwire

“What comes through is that the survivors have in no sense reached "closure" -- that meaningless word. This is a movie about people trying to make sense out of the senselessness of what happened.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

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Chasing Trane - The John Coltrane Documentary - ENCORES!

Jul 18 to Jul 20
Tuesday to Thursday 3:45, 6:00

Dir. John Scheinfeld - 2017 - 99m

RETURNING TO OUR SCREEN IN ANTIPATION & CELEBRATION OF THE RAVI COLTRANE CONCERT ON JULY 30 AT THE MIGHTY OUTPOST PERFORMANCE SPACE!

The definitive documentary film about an outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting documentary is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform.

Written and directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson…?) the film is produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and the support of the record labels that collectively own the Coltrane catalog. Scheinfeld brings his strong story-telling skills to the creation of a rich, textured and compelling narrative that takes the audience to unexpected places.

Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, CHASING TRANE brings John Coltrane to life as a fully dimensional being, inviting the audience to engage with Coltrane the man, Coltrane the artist.

“A music titan gets his cinematic due in Chasing Trane, a comprehensive, engrossing and, it’s tempting to say, worshipful account of the life of John Coltrane, the tenor sax player and composer most aficionados would agree deserves a spot on the jazz equivalent of Mount Rushmore… Smartly shaped and vigorously told…A stellar cast of witnesses and commentators.” - Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter 

“…documentarian John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon) digs in deep to get the stories behind the stories, unearthing rare footage of the Love Supreme innovator in action and getting everyone from Wayne Shorter and  Sonny Rollins to Cornel West to weigh in on the man behind the horn.” – David Fear, Rolling Stone

“What Scheinfeld does especially right in his film is to play Coltrane’s music through virtually every frame.  Scheinfeld relies on Denzel Washington to voice him, mostly by reading short, austere snippets of a written memoir. This might be some of Washington’s best work.” - Michael Cieply, Deadline.com   

“Coltrane’s musician friends, children, and biographers tell his story, while eloquent commentary from former U.S. President Bill Clinton and academic and philosopher Dr. Cornel West communicate a deep understanding of his cultural and historical significance. Coltrane, who grew up in the segregated South, rarely talked politics, but the stories behind his most notable compositions (“Alabama”) and albums (“A Love Supreme”) resonate in the here and now.” - Jennie Punter, VARIETY 

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Stop Making Sense - The Great Talking Heads Concert Film Returns!

Jul 18 to Jul 20
Tuesday to Thursday 8:15pm only!

Dir. Jonathan Demme - 1984 - 88m - No Matinees

AS PART OF A NATIONWIDE SCREENING CELEBRATION CAMPAIGN IN HONOR OF THE LATE GREAT FILM DIRECTOR JONATHAN DEMME!

Widely hailed as the greatest concert movie ever made, director Jonathan Demme's celebrated film captures. Talking Heads live at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre in December, 1983. The film's legendary opening sees David Byrne walk onto an empty stage and give a mesmerizing, stripped-back rendition of Psycho Killer. From here the set and the band literally evolve song by song until both are complete and Byrne appears in his iconic 'big suit'. Capturing the infectious energy of a unique Talking heads performance, Stop Making Sense is an unforgettable musical and cinematic experience.

“The GREATEST CONCERT MOVIE OF ALL TIME” - Rolling Stone Magazine

“Talking Heads WILDLY ENTERTAINING concert SPECTACULAR is among the GREATEST music films EVER MADE” - Entertainment Weekly

“The movie rates with Woodstock as the GREATEST ROCK CONCERT FILM one that can be watched as frequently as an aerobics tape.” - USA Today

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Our Fourteenth Annual Festival of Film Noir !!

Jul 21 to Jul 30
Friday to the following Sunday!

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

It's a blast of 14 years now since our first foray into this enticing darkened corner of film fests! For ten amazing nights the Guild Cinema will host a most exciting film noir program that spans 40 years of choice tales on being sly, lowdown and not quite on the level! 

Fri & Sat July 21 & 22:  BAD BOGEY TIMES TWO! 

DESPERATE HOURS  (4:15, 8:15)

Tautly directed by William Wyler, this was to be Bogey’s penultimate performance.  The simple set up: Three escaped convicts move in on and terrorize a suburban household.  Father of the household is no other than Frederic March as he negotiates with Bogey’s hot headedness as Arthur Kennedy tries to keep things cool as the deputy sheriff.   Directed by William Wyler.  112 mins.  1955.  VIEW A TRAILER.

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CONFLICT (6:30pm) 

A seldom seen Bogart potboiler… Before becoming Hollywood’s top leading romantic lead…Bogey was cast in unredemptive psycho/villian hood/murderers…Here he returns (post Casablanca/Bacall) as an unhappy husband who plots to kill his wife and pursue her sister.  Complexity arrives in his future guilt of a crime he can’t figure out happened or not.  Sidney Greenstreet plays the doctor who tries to sort out the mess.   Directed by Curtis Bernhardt.  86 mins. 1945.  VIEW A TRAILER.

Sun & Mon July 23 & 24:  FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT NOIR

SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER  (4:15, 8:30)

Noir god David Goodis is the source inspiration for Truffaut’s second feature, an atmospheric French New Wave gem! Charles Aznavour is marvelous as a former concert pianist who traded in his fame and now plays in rundown Parisian cafe. His ambitious girlfriend wants him to resume his career, but he gets involved with gangsters and murder instead. Directed by Francois Truffaut. 92 mins. 1962.  VIEW A TRAILER

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THE BRIDE WORE BLACK (6:15pm) 

Francois Truffaut found Cornell Woolrich’s (who was a favorite of Hitchcock) novel of the same name as the leaping point for this elegant detective thriller.  Jeanne Moreau plays the titular bride whose husband was inexplicably shot dead on the church steps after their wedding…She seeks out deadly revenge. Sound familiar Tarantino fans?  Directed by Francois Truffaut.  107 mins. 1969.  VIEW A TRAILER.

Tues & Wed July 25 & 26: JOAN BENNETT & BARBARA STANWYCK DESPERATE LIVING NOIR!

THE RECKLESS MOMENT (4:45, 8:30)

Joan Bennett plays a middle class housewife who conceals her daughter’s accidental killing of a seedy lover.  Blackmail develops as small-time crook James Mason complicates everything as he becomes infatuated with Bennett!  French master Max Ophuls directed four films in Hollywood during the war, and this is considered to be his finest. Watch for the gliding camerawork and…staircases!  Directed by Max Ophuls. 82 mins. 1949.  VIEW A TRAILER.

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THE FILE ON THELMA JORDON (6:30pm) 

Our Barbara Stanwyck offering, directed by the ever clever Robert Siodmak. Stanwyck plays a temptress who seduces a District Attorney (Wendell Corey) into that ever lurking web of deceit and murder.  Questions into Thelma’s file from the past lead to conflicted cover-ups and pending disaster.    Directed by Jean Negulesco.  95 mins. 1944.  VIEW A TRAILER.

Thurs & Fri July 27 & 28: MIND BENDER NOIR!

HIGH WALL (4:30, 8:15)

Steven Kenet (Robert Taylor) says he killed his wife, but even he doesn't really know. A wartime head trauma has left him subject to disorientations and blackouts. So Kenet enters a psych ward where, the DA asserts, he'll hide behind the wall of an insanity plea.  But truth cannot hide. And Kenet - assisted by a ward doctor (Audrey Totter) - is driven to find that truth. With bravura use of genre trademarks like expressionist shadows and subjective camera, director Curtis Bernhardt (Possessed) builds a High Wall into a film noir psychological thriller that, little noted its day, is ready for an honored place amid the shadowy shrines of noir. Go behind the wall into the inner sanctum of noir and consciousness.  Directed by Curtis Bernhardt. 99 mins. 1947.  VIEW A TRAILER.

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FEAR IN THE NIGHT (6:30pm)

This classy film-noir chiller, starring Star Trek’s Deforest Kelley and based on a Cornell Woolwich’s story, involves a man who is commits murder while under hypnosis. He then seeks a detective's aid after experiencing nightmares that are too real. Their investigation leads them to a strange mansion.  Directed by Maxwell Shane.  72 mins. 1947.  VIEW A CLIP.

Sat & Sun July 29 & 30: 80'S NEON NOIR

MANHUNTER (3:30, 8:30)

A cool procedural thriller based on the pre SILENCE OF THE LAMB novel RED DRAGON that opts for oppressive brightness, empty space and disconcerting splashes of colour  Will Graham (William Petersen) is a burned-out FBI agent who retired after hunting and capturing Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Brian Cox), a psychopathic but brilliant serial killer. Will reluctantly returns to work to help find a new killer, who specializes in killing entire families. Will uses his empathic understanding of the motivations of the killers to help catch them, despite the psychological toll this takes upon him and his family. Brian Cox, in a great cameo as Hannibal Lektor, gives an interestingly physical and sexually menacing performance in a role which later won an Academy Award for Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs. Tom Noonan, in an interesting, psychologically complex performance, plays the killer whom he makes surprisingly understandable. Joan Allen is also fine as the blind woman whom the killer falls in love with. Their love scene -- as the killer experiences compassion and normal sexual attraction for the first time -- is outstanding and unforgettable.   Directed by Michael Mann. 120 mins. 1986.  VIEW A TRAILER.

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TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. (6pm)

William Petersen (Manhunter) and Willem Dafoe (John Wick) face off in a deadly game of cat and mouse in this "riveting", (The New York Times) action-thriller from the Oscar-winning director of The French Connection. This raw tale of corruption and revenge features one of the most harrowing car chases ever caught on film and a shockingly explosive ending.   Federal agent Richard Chance (Petersen) has a score to settle, and he’s through playing by the rules. Whether that means blackmailing a beautiful parolee, disobeying direct orders or hurtling the wrong way down a crowded freeway, he vows to take down a murderous counterfeiter (Dafoe) by any means necessary.  Directed by William Friedkin.  116 mins. 1985.  VIEW A TRAILER.

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Pet Fooled

Jul 22
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Kohl Harrington - 2016 - 70m - All Seats $8

Locally owned & operated pet food store Boofy's Best For Pets special presentation!  

BONUS:  post-screening Q&A with director Kohl Harrington and representatives from the pet food industry!  First 75 attendees will receive a bag of goodies from The Honest Kitchen, plus special offers & discounts from Primal Pet Foods.

An investigative expose of the inner workings inside the commercial pet food industry, which has went largely unchallenged until now.

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The Irregular at Magic High School the Movie - The Girl Who Summons the Stars

Jul 28 to Jul 29
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm

Dir. Risako Yoshida - 2017 - 90m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation! Japan - in Japanese with English Subtitles

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The long-awaited theatrical release is here! A brand-new saga unfolds with an all-new story written by the original creator, Tsutomu Sato. And Tatsuya Shiba becomes a legend.... Set in a world where magic is established as a skill set, the enormously popular light novels, The Irregular at Magic High School, by Tsutomu Sato with illustrations by Kana Ishida) tells the tale of a pair of siblings and their friends - students attending a school known as “Magic High School” - and various incidents that they encounter.  With cumulative sales surpassing 7.5 million copies, the light novels have been adapted into TV anime, comic books, video games, and other media platforms. And now, the long-awaited theatrical film has been green-lit!  Keep your eyes glued to the big screen, in which heroics of Tatsuya Shiba, the most powerful of all, are brought to life…

Seasons have passed, and their second spring season is almost upon them…The “irregular” elder brother and his younger sister, who is an academic star.  Their first year at Magic High School is about to draw to a close.  Tatsuya, Miyuki and the others have decided to spend their spring break at a certain private villa on Ogasawara Island.  Tatsuya and the others are making the most of their brief vacation.  That is until a young girl named Kokoa appears before them.  She has escaped from the naval base, and tells Tatsuya her one wish…

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My Life as a Zucchini

Jul 29 to Jul 30
Saturday & Sunday 12 Noon ONLY!

Dir. Claude Barras - 2016 - 70m - France - All Seats Just $5 - Mom's Matinee Returns!

NOTE:  Saturday's screening will be in English.  Sunday's screening will be in French with English subtitles.

This new English language version stars voice work by Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, and Amy Sedaris, and had its world premiere at Sundance 2017.

ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE - BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE - BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. From its debut in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes to winning audience awards at festivals around the world, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), has now been nominated for both an Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award® for Best Animated Feature. Brought to life through memorable character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.

“ZUCCHINI WILL FLOOR YOU!  This is animation as an art form, inspiring and indelible.” - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“NOTHING SHORT OF A MIRACLE!” - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

“MAGICAL! WENT STRAIGHT TO MY HEART!” - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“AN UNEQUIVOCAL DELIGHT!” - Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist

“A TRIUMPH!  As delightful as it is affecting!” - Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily 

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Band Aid

Jul 31 to Aug 3
Monday to Thursday 4:30, 6:30

Dir. Zoe Lister-Jones - 2017 - 94m

The refreshingly raw, real, and hilarious feature debut from Zoe Lister-Jones, is the story of a couple, Anna (Zoe Lister-Jones) and Ben (Adam Pally), who can’t stop fighting. Advised by their therapist to try and work through their grief unconventionally, they are reminded of their shared love of music. In a last-ditch effort to save their marriage, they decide to turn all their fights into song, and with the help of their neighbor Dave (Fred Armisen), they start a band. A story of love, loss, and rock and roll, Band Aid is a witty and perceptive view of modern love, with some seriously catchy pop hooks to boot.

“Rare among romantic comedies, this modest but stimulating indie, the directorial debut of Zoe Lister-Jones, delivers not romcom formula, but genuine emotion.” - Anita Katz, San Francisco Examiner

“Lister-Jones makes us believe in this couple, keeps us interested in their lives and keeps us thinking about other people like them.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

“Their career ruts, their marital disputes and their underlying mutual love all rings true, making what could have been merely a wacky high-concept premise into a relationship's genuine and deeply felt cry for help.” - Alonso Duralde, The Wrap

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SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL: The True Story of the Process Church of the Final Judgment

Jul 31 to Aug 3
Monday to Thursday 8:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Neil Edwards - 2015 - 101m - No Matinees

"If you're interested in new-age cults of the 1960s and 1970s, look no further" - Dirge Magazine

Google ‘The Process Church of the Final Judgment’ and you will discover a long list of lurid conspiracy theories. The cult has been accused of being the inspiration for Charles Manson's 'crimes of the century', influencing the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, and being the root of the notorious Son of Sam serial killings.

Formed in 1960s England, many of its members were drawn from wealthy families and aristocracy. Newspapers branded them the 'Mindbenders in Mayfair' and 'The Devil's Disciples'. Ever since, members of The Process have adopted a secretive stance.

Only now, have former members of the inner circle agreed to reveal the truth behind the conspiracy theories, and open up about their beliefs, rituals, and the closely guarded secret of the real power behind it all.

The film gets behind the veils of the cult and tracks their journey from their formation in London’s prestigious Mayfair district, through wilderness experiences in Mexico, flirtations with pop royalty, and their spread state-side that resulted in them being ‘christened’ ‘One of the most dangerous satanic cults in America’.

With contributions from leading former members of the cult, and insights from filmmaker John Waters (who encountered the cult whilst living in New Orleans) George Clinton (who included Process writings on his Funkadelic albums). Plus artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and renowned authors Gary Lachman, Robert Irwin, Gaia Servadio (who infiltrated the group in 1966), and Manson biographer Simon Wells.

Featuring the music of Funkadelic and electronic sounds by Nicholas Bullen.

"Funny and warm as well as endlessly fascinating" - Diabolique Magazine

"Wild and wonderful" - LeCool London

"The feel-good cult story of the year" - Audiences Everywhere

"Insightful and thoroughly entertaining" - Dangerous Minds

"Wonderful firsthand storytelling" - The Guardian

"Fascinating stuff" - FilmInk

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Endless Poetry: The Newest from Alejandro Jodorowsky!

Aug 4 to Aug 7
Friday to Monday 3:00, 7:45

Dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky - 2016 - 129m - Chile & France - In French and Spanish with English subtitles

Through renowned father of the midnight movies Alejandro Jodorowsky’s intensely personal lens, Endless Poetry tells the story of his years spent as an aspiring poet in Chile in the 1940’s.

Against the wishes of his authoritarian father, the 20 year old Jodorowsky leaves home to pursue his dream of becoming a poet, and is introduced into the bohemian and artistic inner circle of Santiago where he meets Enrique Lihn, Stella Diaz Varín, Nicanor Parra, all unknown at the time, but who would later become driving forces of twentieth century Hispanic literature.

Living with these inspirational artists, Jodorowsky’s exploration of his inner feelings takes him on a journey of sensual experimentation leading him to realize his innermost desires and passions.

Continuing the autobiographical story he began in The Dance of Reality, Endless Poetry is an ode to the quest for beauty and inner truth, as a universal force capable of changing one’s life forever, written by a man who has dedicated his existence to creating spiritual and artistic awareness, told through Jodorowsky’s unique surreal and psychedelic visual language.

“The most accessible movie he has ever made, and it may also be the best. It's Felliniesque and moving. More than any previous Jodorowsky opus, it’s a work of disciplined and touching emotional resonance. It could be his first movie to truly hook the art-house audience.” - Variety Magazine

“There is gusto and energy, a need to excite, shock, bewilder. You can sense here something you rarely experience, even in the very best films: how much the director is simply enjoying himself.” - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

“This film from a director in his late 80s feels more joyously and recklessly alive than the work of many film-makers half his age.” - Wendy Ide, Observer (UK)

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Kill Baby ... Kill ! - The Restored Mario Bava 1966 Masterpiece

Aug 4 to Aug 5
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Mario Bava - 1966 - 83m - Italy - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation - $8 general / $6 students

NEW 50th Anniversary Restoration! Considered by many to be one of Italian horror maestro Mario Bava's best, this occult murder mystery skillfully interweaves elements of the 'giallo' thriller formula with a creepy Gothic ghost story. Set in modern day Transylvania, an evil curse has fallen on the village which has been plagued by a series of bizarre murders, in which female victims keep turning up with gold coins embedded in their hearts. In order to free the village from this evil curse, the local sorceress (Fabienne Dali) must find and destroy the vengeful Baroness Graps (Gianni Vivaldi), who along with the ghost of her murdered daughter, seek to claim the villagers' souls in retribution (with pretty Erica Blanc next on the list).

"In director Mario Bava lies one of Italy's most important film talents.  Kill, Baby...Kill! is a small masterpiece of its kind, comparing favorably with the late Val Lewton's horror programmers of the '40s. [It's] handled so skillfully as to revitalize the genre." - Variety

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The Sunshine Makers: The Story of 60s Acid!

Aug 4 to Aug 7
Friday to Monday 5:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Cosmo Feilding Mellen - 2016 - 101m - No matinees

A real-life ‘Breaking Bad’ for the psychedelic set, this blast of a documentary reveals the fascinating, untold story of Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully, the unlikely duo at the heart of 1960s American drug counter-culture. United in a utopian mission to save the planet through the consciousness-raising power of LSD, these underground chemists manufactured a massive amount of acid, including the gold standard for quality LSD, ‘Orange Sunshine,’ all while staying one step ahead of the Feds.

“RIVETING” –  The Daily Beast

“THIS STORY WILL BLOW YOUR MIND” – The Hollywood Reporter

“FASCINATING” – Vice

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66 Mile Radius Three New Mexico Artists at Tamarind Institute

Aug 5
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Melinda Frame - 2017 - 90m total - FREE - SEATING IS LIMITED!

Additional Videography and Editing by Noor-un-nisa Touchon, UNM Cinematic Arts

Produced by Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts, The University of New Mexico

This project supported by The University of New Mexico Center for Regional Studies

This documentary provides a unique glimpse into the stories and practice of New Mexico artists Judy Tuwaletstiwa, Nina Elder, and Tom Miller. Each segment explores a range of political and cultural themes, with footage of their collaborations with Tamarind printers in the workshop. The three artists all live and work with a 66-mile radius of Tamarind Institute, and are relatively new to collaborative printmaking. The filmmakers and participating artists will be present for a brief Q & A following the film.

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Sacred

Aug 8 to Aug 10
Tuesday to Thursday 3:30, 8:00

Dir. Thomas Lennon - 2017 - 86m - In English, Burmese, Japanese, Amharic, Malagasy, Arabic, French, Pashtu, Marathi, Hebrew, Krio, Tagalog, Nepalese, Punjabi, Polish, Haitian Creole, Spanish with English subtitles when necessary

Directed by Academy Award® winner Thomas Lennon and shot around the globe by 40 filmmaking teams, Sacred immerses the viewer in an exploration of spirituality across cultures and religions. At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines, this film, sweeping in global reach and yet intensely intimate, explores faith as primary human experience: how it is used to navigate the milestones and crises of private life. 

"intimate...kaleidoscopic...we see personal notes of grace and meaning.." - NEW YORK TIMES

"a reminder that for millions of people of faith all over the world, religion is about small but significant moments of hope, affirmation and reflection." - NEW YORK TIMES - Sunday Arts & Leisure

"Moving...deeply personal....the film articulates a concept of universal humanity." - LOS ANGELES TIMES

"A feast for the eyes." - VICE

"A fascinating tapestry of human belief." - SPIRITUALITY & PRACTICE

"A cinematic leap of faith." - FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL

"Purely observational, kinetic cinema and, some might say, even a kind of prayer." - AMERICA THE JESUIT REVIEW

"A surprising new take on filmmaking." - MONTCLAIR LOCAL

"Celebrates humans' search for meaning." - HUFFINGTON POST

"This is very much a timely and topical film, one that will encourage debate and discussion." - YES WEEKLY

"A visually breathtaking documentary." - TRIBECA SHORTLIST

"...a swirling whirlwind of customs, traditions, joy, agony..." - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY_

"..exquisite cinematography with vibrant light and shadow, striking use of color, and intimate portraits. It takes us into the very experience of the moment" - SIGNIS

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Nasser M. Khan, One-man Show - I am the Way: The Poetic Life & Crimes of Nasser M. Khan

Aug 11
Friday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Nasser M. Khan, of course! - NOW! - 90m approx - ALL SEATS $15/2 FOR $20/Convicted Felon Discount:20% off - Must be 18 years or older

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This is a raw blend of comedy, poetry & storytelling that chronicles the abstract journey of introspection and perspective through the lens of incarceration.  Nasser M. Khan's nuanced take on the prison industrial complex as one of America's greatest absurdities will definitely make you think!  With his material born in the belly of the beast, he brings the performance from the cage to the stage. Witness a true tale of transformation from tragedy to triumph, as he shares his experience with crime, time and rhyme.

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One Mind

Aug 11 to Aug 14
Friday to Monday 3:15, 8:00

Dir. Edward A. Burger - 2017 - 81m - China - In Chinese with English subtitles

“Incredible footage. To be any closer, you’d have to shave your head.” - Bill Porter (Red Pine) on ONE MIND

A rare cinematic portrait of life inside one of China’s most austere and revered Zen communities. The monks at Zhenru Chan Monastery continue to uphold a strict monastic code established over 1200 years ago by the founding patriarchs of Zen in China. In harmony with the land that sustains them, the monks operate an organic farm, grow tea, and harvest bamboo to fuel their kitchen fires. At the heart of this community, a group of cloistered meditators sit in silence for 8 hours every day. Suggesting a Zen version of the critically acclaimed film Into Great Silence, ONE MIND offers an intimate glimpse into a thriving Buddhist monastery in modern China.

Director Edward A. Burger (Amongst White Clouds) has lived and studied with Buddhist communities in China for over 15 years, and is the first Western filmmaker to be granted such unprecedented access to the daily rituals and traditions practiced in this remote mountain monastery. 

But more than a portrait of life within this monastic community, ONE MIND is an experiment in Buddhist filmmaking. A markedly quiet and contemplative film, Burger has set forth to craft a documentary that is not ‘about’ Buddhism, but rather a ‘Buddhist film’. Taking inspiration from traditional Zen stories and lessons told to him by elder monks and teachers at Zhenru monastery, each chapter of the film explores the trials and challenges we all must face when we set forth to become wiser, kinder human beings. In ONE MIND we learn that this journey begins when we turn our gaze inward. That no matter how far we have traveled and how many mountains and valleys we have crossed, the true adventure awaits us within the landscapes of our own mind.

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Soul On A String

Aug 11 to Aug 14
Friday to Monday 5pm ONLY!

Dir. Yang Zhang - 2017 - 142m - China / Tibet - Tibetan with English subtitles - No Matinees

“Stunningly shot Tibetan western has a nicely laconic magical-realist flavor.” – Sino-Cinema

After discovering a sacred stone in the mouth of a deer, Taibei, a solitary Tibetan cowboy, embarks on a mission: to bring it back to the holy Mountain of Buddha's Handprint. Pursued by black market traders who seek the priceless artifact for themselves, as well as two brothers seeking vengeance for the long-ago death of their father, Taibei's journey will be a long and difficult one - even before it is thrown off course by strange, mystical events.

"This panoramic film...is visually stunning. It share a high elevation and the spirit of revenge with The Revenant..." – David D'Arcy, Screen Daily

"A slow-simmering, Western-style action drama of blood feud, misfired machismo, and spiritual quest spread across Tibet's rolling steppes and scorching deserts..." – Maggie Lee, Variety

"In this panoramic masterpiece, Director Zhang Yang weaves a tale of revenge and destiny across the diverse lands of Tibet, creating a Buddhist Western of epic proportions..." – Walker MacMurdo, Willamette Week

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Animal Crackers - THE MARX BROTHERS!

Aug 12 to Aug 13
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Victor Heerman - 1930 - 98m - Admission only $5

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-PRESENTATION!

Like The Cocoanuts before this outrageous comedy is an all-but-literal translation to film of a smash-hit Marx Brothers Broadway musical. The aristocratic Mrs. Rittenhouse (Margaret Dumont) holds a weekend party at her Long Island Estate. Her guest of honor is famed (but likely fraudulent) African explorer Geoffrey T. Spaulding (Groucho Marx). Also showing up are renegade musician Signor Emmanuel Ravelli (Chico Marx), the mute, girl-chasing "Professor" (Harpo Marx) and Spaulding's faithful secretary Horatio Jamison (Zeppo Marx). The film, revolving around a stolen painting, finds Groucho lecturing on his most recent safari ("One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know"), Harpo and Chico unabashedly cheating at bridge, Groucho dictating a wildly nonsequitur letter to the firm of Hungerdunger, Hungerdunger, Hungerdunger and McCormick, and Groucho and Chico drawing up plans to build a house.

“The first Marx Brothers movie that really captures their unique approach to comedy.” - Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online

“Damn, these guys were funny.” - Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum

“Prime wackiness from the Brothers.” - James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette

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Pulling Push Doors

Aug 12
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Aaron Hendren - 2017 - 83m - All Seats $8 - DIRECTOR PLUS SOME OF THE CAST & CREW IN PERSON !!

Local filmmaker Aaron Hendren directs this story of a woman named Bubblegum (Katy Houska) who moves to Albuquerque after losing her parents. Bubblegum is aware that her life is a movie and spends her time in a ghost world, rejecting the love around her in hopes that her movie won't have a tragic ending. 

Stars Katy Houska and Jason Witter.

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How Sweet the Sound - The Blind Boys of Alabama

Aug 15
Tuesday 4:30, 6:30, 8:30

Dir. Leslie McCleave - 2015 - 89m

SPECIAL LIMITED ADVANCE SCREENINGS!

Featuring Clarence Fountain, George Scott, Jimmy Carter, Bishop Billy Bowers, Ben Moore, Eric ‘Ricky’ McKinnie, Caleb ‘Bobby’ Butler, Tracy Pierce, Joey Williams, Johnny Fields and Roscoe Robinson

Filmed over the course of ten years, How Sweet the Sound is the first film to tell the story of this legendary gospel quartet. The Blind Boys of Alabama met as children in the 1930's at a state-run segregated vocational school and would become one of the last great gospel quartets, traversing the famed "gospel highway" and beyond. As the surviving band members recount their unlikely success story, we see a rare, frank view of life on and off the road with these renowned performers, now in their 70s and 80s. 

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

Aug 16
Wednesday 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 only!

Dir. Howard Deutch - 1986 - 96m

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

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John Hughes crafts an exemplary '80s Brat Pack romance out of the standard Cinderella story in Pretty in Pink. Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) is a teenager who lives in the dingy part of town with her terminally underemployed dad (Harry Dean Stanton). She works at a record store with eccentric Ionia (Annie Potts) and is considered a misfit at her uppity high school, but somehow she rises above them all. Her oddball best friend, Duckie (Jon Cryer), is hopelessly in love with her, so he causes trouble for her romantic pursuits. When local rich kid Blaine (Andrew McCarthy) develops a fascination with her, they go out on a date together. Visiting the home bases of each social clique, they are basically ridiculed for their audacity to date one another. When Blaine eventually asks the delighted Andie to the prom, he is threatened by his rich friend Steff (James Spader). The romance versus high school social politics finally culminates at the big night of the prom.

“As irresistibly sweet as cotton candy.” - Kathleen Carroll, New York Daily News

“First-Timer Howard Deutch is a nice surprise too. His precise, unexploitative direction is sympathetic to the awkward pauses in teen talk, to the mopery of first love, to the suicidal bravado of words spoken in heat.” - Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

“These kids have a bumpy ride, but this is one film that identifies with their passions instead of indulging them, giving us a perfect back-seat view of kids out cruising, not for kicks but for a hard-earned sense of pride.” - Patrick Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

“When Molly Ringwald and Annie Potts are onscreen together, the movie is aglow. See Pretty In Pink or, years from now, you may suffer side effects from missing it.” - Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel

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

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

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

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

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Swim Team

Aug 17
Thursday 3:45, 6pm, 8:15 ONLY!

Dir. Lara Stolman - 2017 - 100m

PLEASE NOTE:  This special event will be "Sensory Friendly Screenings".  The lights will be dimmed but stay on during the screening. The volume will be lowered and viewers can freely move about. This is being allowed for guests and families living with autism or other special needs

A feature documentary chronicling the rise of a competitive swim team made up of diverse teens on the autism spectrum. Based in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the cast of SWIM TEAM is largely Latino and Asian, minorities that are underrepresented in competitive swimming and underserved in autism intervention and education. The film follows three of the team's star athletes, boys on the cusp of adulthood as they face a future of exclusion and dependence. But everything changes when they come together as a team with parent coaches who train them with high expectations and zero pity. As the team vies for state and national Special Olympics championships, SWIM TEAM captures a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.

"Eye-opening, thoughtful, inspiring." - Hollywood Reporter

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Airplane!

Aug 18
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker & Jerry Zucker - 1980 - 88m - All Seats $8

In honor of National Aviation Day, New Mexico Entertainment is presenting this special screening of the 1980 laugh riot that’ll keep you bowled over in gut busting hahas!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

The quintessential movie spoof that spawned an entire genre of parody films, the original Airplane! still holds up as one of the brightest comedic gems of the '80s, not to mention of cinema itself (it ranked in the top 5 of Entertainment Weekly's list of the 100 funniest movies ever made).  The jokes keep coming at a rapid-fire clip and its targets--primarily the lesser lights of '70s cinema, from disco films to star-studded disaster epics--are more than worthy for send-up. If you've seen even one of the overblown Airport movies then you know the plot: the crew of a filled-to-capacity jetliner is wiped out and it's up to a plucky stewardess and a shell-shocked fighter pilot to land the plane. Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty are the heroes who have a history that includes a meet-cute à la Saturday Night Fever, a surf scene right out of From Here to Eternity, a Peace Corps trip to Africa to teach the natives the benefits of Tupperware and basketball, a war-ravaged recovery room with a G.I. who thinks he's Ethel Merman (a hilarious cameo)--and those are just the flashbacks! The jokes gleefully skirt the boundaries of bad taste (pilot Peter Graves to a juvenile cockpit visitor: "Joey, have you ever seen a grown man naked?"), with the high (low?) point being Hagerty's intimate involvement with the blow-up automatic pilot doll, but they'll have you rolling on the floor. The film launched the careers of collaborators Jim Abrahams (Big Business), David Zucker (Ruthless People), and Jerry Zucker (Ghost), as well as revitalized such B-movie actors as Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Robert Stack, and Leslie Nielsen, who built a second career on films like this.

“From the clever Jaws take-off opening to the final, irreverent title card, laughs come thick and fast.” - Variety

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From the Land of the Moon

Aug 18 to Aug 24
Friday to Monday 5:30pm / Monday to Thursday 1pm

Dir. Nicole Garcia - 2017 - 116m - France/Belgium/Canada - In French, German & Spanish with English subtitles - No Matinees

Based on the international best-selling novel and starring Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard, From the Land of the Moon is the story of a free-spirited woman fighting for passionate dreams of true love against all odds. Gabrielle (Cotillard) comes from a small village in the South of France at a a time when her dream of true love is considered scandalous, and even a sign of insanity. Her parents marry her to José (Àlex Brendemühl), an honest and loving Spanish farm worker who they think will make a respectable woman of her. Despite José’s devotion to her, Gabrielle vows that she will never love José and lives like a prisoner bound by the constraints of conventional post World War II society until the day she is sent away to a hospital in the Alps to heal  her kidney stones. There she meets André Sauvage (Louis Garrel), a dashing injured veteran of the Indochinese War, who rekindles the passion buried inside her. She promises they will run away together, and André seems to share her desire. Will anyone dare rob her of her right to follow her dreams?

“A surprisingly intriguing and affecting movie.” - Geoff Andrew, Time Out

“Sincere performances and beautiful photography save the film from descending into cheap romantic fiction and eventually you discover there is more going on than first meets the eye.” - Allan Hunter, Daily Express (UK)

“This smoothly told tale is more of a character study than a romance, yet should still draw fans of romance fiction who will particularly appreciate Louis Garrel in the role of the dashing lieutenant Andre Sauvage.” - Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

“An intense, profound and intimate character study that takes a candid exploration into the fragile mind of our protagonist.” - Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys

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Pop Aye

Aug 18 to Aug 20
Friday to Sunday 3:15, 8:00

Dir. Kirsten Tan - 2017 - 102m - Thailand, Singapore - In Thai with English subtitles

A successful Bangkok architect in the midst of a midlife crisis is reunited with an elephant he knew growing up. The two embark on a road trip to the man's childhood home in the idyllic Thai countryside. Along the way, they meet a colorful cast of characters that includes a pair of nonplussed local police officers, a forlorn transgender sex worker, and a mysteriously wise drifter. As the encounters mount and the bond between man and elephant deepens, filmmaker Kirsten Tan weaves a strikingly universal tale in this feature debut that won prizes (and hearts) at the Sundance and Rotterdam Film Festivals.

"Unforgettable. Every character and relationship is imbued with a fascinating complexity." — Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

"A quietly eloquent, crowdpleasing film." — Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily

"An engaging and charming road trip." — Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist

"A joy. Warm yet unsentimental." — Maggie Lee, Variety

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Sacred - Final Encore Screenings!

Aug 19 to Aug 20
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Thomas Lennon - 2017 - 86m - In English, Burmese, Japanese, Amharic, Malagasy, Arabic, French, Pashtu, Marathi, Hebrew, Krio, Tagalog, Nepalese, Punjabi, Polish, Haitian Creole, Spanish with English subtitles when necessary - No Matinees

Directed by Academy Award® winner Thomas Lennon and shot around the globe by 40 filmmaking teams, Sacred immerses the viewer in an exploration of spirituality across cultures and religions. At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines, this film, sweeping in global reach and yet intensely intimate, explores faith as primary human experience: how it is used to navigate the milestones and crises of private life. 

"intimate...kaleidoscopic...we see personal notes of grace and meaning.." - NEW YORK TIMES

"a reminder that for millions of people of faith all over the world, religion is about small but significant moments of hope, affirmation and reflection." - NEW YORK TIMES - Sunday Arts & Leisure

"Moving...deeply personal....the film articulates a concept of universal humanity." - LOS ANGELES TIMES

"A feast for the eyes." - VICE

"A fascinating tapestry of human belief." - SPIRITUALITY & PRACTICE

"A cinematic leap of faith." - FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL

"Purely observational, kinetic cinema and, some might say, even a kind of prayer." - AMERICA THE JESUIT REVIEW

"A surprising new take on filmmaking." - MONTCLAIR LOCAL

"Celebrates humans' search for meaning." - HUFFINGTON POST

"This is very much a timely and topical film, one that will encourage debate and discussion." - YES WEEKLY

"A visually breathtaking documentary." - TRIBECA SHORTLIST

"...a swirling whirlwind of customs, traditions, joy, agony..." - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY_

"..exquisite cinematography with vibrant light and shadow, striking use of color, and intimate portraits. It takes us into the very experience of the moment" - SIGNIS

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I Am The Blues

Aug 21 to Aug 24
Monday to Thursday 5:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Daniel Cross - 2017 - 116m - No Matinees

A musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and Moonshine soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country. The film visits blues musicians rooted in the genre's heyday, many in their 80s, still living in the American deep south and touring the Chitlin' Circuit. Let Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn, Henry Gray, Carol Fran, Little Freddie King, Lazy Lester, Bilbo Walker, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, RL Boyce, LC Ulmer, Lil' Buck Sinegal and their friends awaken the blues in all of us.

"I Am the Blues is a lovely film, made with a light, respectful touch." – Marc Glassman, Point of View Magazine

"Heartache never sounded so good." – Chris Knight, National Post

"Director Daniel cross goes deep into the Deep South blues scene with this terrific documentary. One of the most striking aspects of the film is how beautifully shot it often is." – Robert Whitehead, VultureHound

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RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Aug 21 to Aug 24
Monday to Thursday 3:30, 8:15

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

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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2017 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour!

Aug 25 to Aug 28
Friday to Monday 4:30, 6:30

Dir. Various - 2017 - 95m

The 2017 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 95-minute theatrical program of seven short films selected from this year’s Festival, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the 2017 program offers new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers, from laugh-out-loud comedy to contemplative reflections of the world we live in.

Come Swim - Written and directed by Kristen Stewart. 2017, U.S.A., 17 minutes.

This is a diptych of one man's day, half impressionist and half realist portraits.

Lucia, Before and After - Written and directed by Anu Valia. 2016, U.S.A., 14 minutes.

Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction - After traveling 200 miles, a young woman waits out Texas's state-mandated 24-hour waiting period before her abortion can proceed.

Night Shift - Written and directed by Marshall Tyler. 2017, U.S.A., 15 minutes.

Get a glimpse into a day in the life of a bathroom attendant in a Los Angeles nightclub.

Pussy - Written and directed by Renata Gasiorowska. 2016, Poland, 9 minutes.

Alone at home one evening, a young girl decides to have a solo pleasure session—but not everything goes according to plan.

Ten Meter Tower - Directed by Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson. 2016, Sweden, 16 minutes. In Swedish with English subtitles.  

People who have never been up a 10-meter diving tower must choose whether to jump or climb down in this entertaining study of people in a vulnerable position.

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It Stains the Sands Red

Aug 25 to Aug 26
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Colin Minihan - 2017 - 92m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation - $8 general / $6 students

“A remarkable work for film fans in general, as well as being one of the greatest zombie movies ever made.” - Daniel Goodwin, Heyuguys 

“The best zombie film since Shaun of the Dead.” - Kieran Fisher, Scream Magazine

 "The most original zombie movie since 28 DAYS LATER" - Alan Jones, Horror Channel FrightFest

In the throes of a zombie apocalypse, A troubled woman from Las Vegas with a dark past, finds herself stranded in the desert with a lone and ravenous Zombie on her tail.

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The Little Hours - A Wicked Nun Comedy!

Aug 25 to Aug 28
Friday to Monday 8:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jeff Baena - 2017 - 90m - No Matinees - NOT FOR THE KIDS!

“A winning ensemble brings present-day attitude to Boccaccio's irreverent sex comedy.” - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

Medieval nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate's day laborer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord. Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry.

“A beautiful hilarious orgy of Nun's behaving badly, exploring lesbian impulses, drinking, doing drugs, Alessandra (Alison Brie) having sex or Fernanda (Plaza) attempting sex with Massetto (Dave Franco), and occasionally practising witchcraft…” - Blake Howard, Graffiti With Punctuation

“Nunsploitation is a sub-genre of film that I had not been privy to until last week, and I feel all-the-better for having been subjected to it.” - Laura Birnbaum, Film Inquiry

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Empire of The Sun

Aug 26 to Aug 27
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon ONLY!

Dir. Steven Spielberg - 1987 - 153m - All Seats just $5 - Mom's Matinee brings back a Spielberg 80s historical epic!

Internationally renowned director Steven Spielberg captures the powerful story of a sheltered young boy separated from his parents and forced to endure the ravages of war. Based on the autobiographical best seller by J.G. Ballard, this epic drama chronicles Ballard's remarkable struggle to survive a childhood filled with betrayal, death and disappointment trapped in Shanghai during the World War II Japanese occupation.

“Spielberg has dreamed of flying before, and this time he earns his wings.” - Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

“A breathtaking movie in its scope and energy.” - Cathy Burke, United Press International

“The best mix in his directorial career between typical Spielbergian flourishes of audience-friendly spectacle and seriousness of intent.” - Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy

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Agnes Martin Before the Grid

Aug 29 to Aug 31
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 6:30

Dir. Kathleen Brennan and Jina Brenneman - 2016 - 56m

Agnes Martin is one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. Before she died in 2004 at the age of ninety-two her paintings sold for millions of dollars and were displayed in the world's greatest museums. Martin was respected and achieved the art world’s highest awards. She painted for twenty-three years, until she reached a style she was happy with in 1964. Her time in New York in the early sixties saw her create what are now called her grid paintings. Despite many interviews, very little was known about her life, particularly her life before 1958, the year of her first solo show in New York.

A documentary film, by Kathleen Brennan and Jina Brenneman, captures little known stories as told by friends, lovers and classmates who knew her well and give insight into Martin's personality and development of her creative process.

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Besides Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story

Aug 29 to Aug 31
Tuesday to Thursday 8pm ONLY!

Dir. Jon Brewer - 2017 - 104m - No Matinees

“… Of all the early seventies guitar players Mick was probably one of the most influential and profound.”- David Bowie

Narrated by David Bowie, this highly anticipated feature documentary release directed and produced by Jon Brewer (B.B. King: The Life of Riley, Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark), highlights the man behind the mega-stars who was so pivotal in the composition and production of countless hits for which he was the uncelebrated shadow: Mick Ronson.

Despite his contributions and work with Morrissey, Lou Reed, Ian Hunter, Mott the Hoople, Bob Dylan and most notably David Bowie and The Spiders from Mars, it was really Mick Ronson’s dynamic support, contribution, and co-creation of this era in music as well as to the expansive and multi-faceted career of David Bowie that this film explores, and at times, exposes. Featuring exclusive access to archives never seen before.

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