Coming Soon

Marie's Story

May 29 to Jun 3
Friday to Wednesday 4:00, 8:30

Dir. Jean-Pierre Ameris - 2013 - 94m - France - In French with English Subtitles

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE ABQ FRENCH MEET UP GROUP AND ALLIANCE FRANCAISE FOR HELPING PUBLICIZE THESE SCREENINGS! 

Winner of the Variety Piazza Grande Award at the Locarno Film Festival & the World Cinema Audience Favorite at the Mill Valley Film Festival!

Years before Helen Keller, Marie Heurtin was born in France, deaf and blind, in 1885. This moving film, based on true events, finds her when she is 14 years old, unable to communicate with parents who can't bring themselves to commit her to an asylum, as doctors advise them to.

In desperation, they send her to an institution in the country where nuns take care of deaf girls and, despite the Mother Superior's skepticism, a young nun (played by Isabelle Carre) devotes herself to looking after the "little wild animal." Sister Marguerite soon makes it her mission to use her faith and determination to help Marie emerge from the darkness into which she was born.

"An assured, emotionally satisfying French offering. Carré...plays her determined character with moving obstinacy and grace." – Peter Debruge, Variety

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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared

May 29 to Jun 3
Friday to Wednesday 6:00pm ONLY!

Dir. Felix Herngren - 2013 - 114m - Sweden - In English, French, German, Swedish, Italian, Russian with English Subtitles

Powered by the antics of a mischievous centenarian on the run, blockbuster comedy The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared abounds with irreverent charm. After a long and colorful life working in munitions and getting entangled in the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project, and other definitive events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. Determined to escape on his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya. Like an unruly Nordic cousin of Forrest Gump, Allan’s youthful escapades and current adventures weave together into an offbeat treat for anyone who?s young at heart. Starring beloved comedian Robert Gustafsson, this fanciful spin on world history is based on a best-selling novel and also the highest-grossing Swedish film of all time.

“An absurdist comic fable about an ordinary man who keeps stumbling into extraordinary circumstances.” — David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

“The humor of this film is delivered with such deadpan panache that it’s irresistible. Has a good eye for the madcap, and maintains a constant breezy mood.” — Demetrios Matheou, Screen Daily

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Song of the Sea

May 30 to May 31
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon

Dir. Tomm Moore - 2014 - 93m - MOM'S MATINEE brings back a total enchanter - Ireland/Luxembourg/Belgium/France/Denmark - All Seats $5

From the filmaker of THE SECRET OF KELLS!  Oscar nominated for Best Animation Feature too!

The story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. Song of the Sea features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny. Music is by composer Bruno Coulais and Irish band Kíla, both of whom previously collaborated on The Secret of Kells.

Song of the Sea was produced by Cartoon Saloon in co-production with European partners Melusine Productions (Luxembourg), The Big Farm (Belgium), Nørlum (Denmark) and Superprod (France), with the support of The Irish Film Board, Broadcasting Authority Of Ireland, TG4, Section 481, Eurimages, Luxembourg Film Fund, Wallimages, Centre du cinema et de l’audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Danish Film Institute, West Danish Film Fund and Danish Radio.

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Stand Up Comedy With Chris Thayer!

Jun 1
Monday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Chris Thayer & friends! - 2015 - ONLY $5

 

CHECK OUT THE WEEKLY ALIBI ARTICLE!

Chris Thayer is a stand-up comic living in Los Angeles. He started doing stand-up in San Francisco, was a regular member of The Business SF (named “Best Cheap Night of Comedy - 2012“ by SF Weekly), performed frequently at Hemlock Tavern’s “Club Chuckles,” created and hosted “NERVES” and “Warm Regards” stand-up series, co-created the comedy variety show “Funny Party,“ and co-founded The Business LA . 

He has appeared in SF Sketchfest (2011, ‘12, & ‘13), Riot LA (2012), Bridgetown Comedy Festival (2011), High Plains (2014), and at such venues as Punchline Comedy Club, Cobb’s Comedy Club, The Purple Onion (SF/R.I.P.), Comedy Underground (Seattle), Lincoln Lodge (Chicago), Meltdown Comics (L.A.), Largo (L.A.), Hollywood Improv, and The Creek & The Cave (NYC)

DJ Real (Nick Stargu) is a musician, comedian, and writer who is best known for his musical comedy act, DJ REAL, which has been featured in the San Francisco Sketch Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the San Francisco Comedy Competition, and more. And he’s opened for Devo!  DJ REAL’s show has all original songs, complete with costume changes, bad dance moves, and interactive multimedia. Nick also performs as Imaginary Radio with comedy partner, Drennon Davis. They have performed at SXSW, SF Sketchfest and the Funny or Die Oddball Festival. Nick is currently working on the release of his fifth DJ REAL studio album, “They’ll Say Yes!”.

Genevieve Mueller - is a writer and comedian living in Albuquerque. Genevieve has a bimonthly column called Comedy Matters in the Weekly Alibi and performs all over the country. Bob Odenkirk said “Thank you for quoting me perfectly” and then gave her a high?five. She was on RISK! (Episode 610) and recently opened for Doug Stanhope and Marc Maron. She co-hosts Dead Things Podcast with Will Bolt.

Hosted by Sarah Mowrey - a comedian and writer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her first chance at the spotlight came when she was 10 years old, and a magician pulled her up onstage. Standing Ovation. Sure, it could have been for the incredible bird-based magic but, young Sarah Mowrey couldn’t help but want more. Present day, she runs Comedy?, which is one of only two weekly improv shows in Albuquerque. She’s opened for Dave Ross, Rachel Lark and the Upright Citizens Brigade. This year, Mowrey started weekly YouTube series ,“Boozy Feminism” which many white men call “not the worst thing.” And, oh yeah,  the WEEKLY ALIBI's Best of Burque's 2015 best comedian winner!

 

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Everything Is Terrible! Legends

Jun 4
Thursday 8pm ONLY!

Dir. Some people, Somewhere! - ALL TIME - Nano Second to - All Seats $10

FOR ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE, CLICK HERE!

THE VIDEO VHS MYSTICS RETURN!  PREPARE!  YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!

Once a millenium, something emerges from the darkest corner of the universe and enlightens us to the true meaning of being. Something so mystickal, so magickal, and so mind-splitting that all concepts before its existence sounds stupid and boring. Of course, we are talking about Everything Is Terrible! The Legends show is a culmination of the first seven (of 777) years of work from the video alchemists at EIT! These mindfreaks have taken thousands of forgotten VHS tapes, chewed them up, and spit them back to their young via daily website postings, six movies, and world tours. In that time, they’ve exposed us to wonders such as massaging cat ladies, apocalyptic facial exercises, pizzas parties in hell, and our immortal party-god, Duane. Nobody could have predicted the cultural, psychological, and illuminating impact EIT! would have on our consciousness, but seeing all their greatest works chronicled in one place reminds us that in the right hands, garbage can be turned into gold! It is time pack up your copies of Jerry Maguire and accept the fact that your life up until this moment has been pointless. 

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About Elly

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

Dir. Asghar Farhadi - 2009 - 119m - Iran - In Persian & German with English Subtitles

From the Academy Award winning director of A SEPARATION comes this gripping mystery set among a group of old friends on a holiday retreat. 

With the return of their close friend Ahmad from Germany, a group of old college pals decide to reunite for a weekend outing by the Caspian Sea. The fun starts right away as they quickly catch on to the plan of lively Sepideh, who has brought along Elly, her daughter's kindergarten teacher, in hopes of setting her up with recently divorced Ahmad. But seemingly trivial lies, which start accumulating from the moment the group arrives at the seashore, suddenly swing round and come back full force when one afternoon Elly suddenly vanishes. Her mysterious disappearance sets in motion a series of deceptions and revelations that threaten to shatter everything they hold dear. 

"Outstanding.  A subtle psychological thriller." - Philip French, The Guardian

"A masterpiece.  The less you know in advance, the better." - David Bordwell, Observations on Film Art

"This is clearly the work of a master in the making, an artist on the cusp of greatness. Farhadi may be fixated on fibbers, but there's almost no one working today who makes films so emotionally honest." - A.A. Dowd, AV Club

"This superb, suspenseful film ... opens as a playful comedy of vacationing couples and awkward romance, one that might be set in the French countryside, but by the end has become a moral drama likely to corrode your certainties." - Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

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Human Centipede III (The Final Sequence)

Jun 5 to Jun 6
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Tom Six - 2014 - 100m - An Alibi Midnight Movie Madness Event - $8 General / $6 Students with ids

NO ONE UNDER 17 ADMITTED!  100% POLITICALLY INCORRECT!

Bully prison warden Bill Boss (Dieter Laser), leading a big state prison in the US of A, has a lot of problems; his prison statistically has the highest amount of prison riots, medical costs and staff turnover in the country. But foremost he is unable to get the respect he thinks he deserves from his inmates and the state Governor (Eric Roberts). He constantly fails in experimenting with different ideas for the ideal punishment to get the inmates in line, which drives him, together with the sizzling heat, completely insane. Under threats of termination by the Governor, his loyal right hand man Dwight (Laurence R Harvey) comes up with a brilliant idea. A revolutionary idea which could change the American prison system for good and save billions of dollars. An idea based on the notorious Human Centipede movies, that will literally and figuratively get the inmates on their knees, creating the ultimate punishment and deterrent for anyone considering a life of crime. Having nothing to lose, Bill and Dwight create a jaw-dropping 500-person prison centipede.

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B.B. KING: The Life of Riley - A TRIBUTE SCREENING!

Jun 7
Sunday 12:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jon Brewer - 2012 - 123m - ALL SEATS $7

ALSO PLAYING SUNDAY JUNE 21 AT 12:30PM!  SPECIAL THANKS TO AMP CONCERTS ! 

Narrated by Morgan Freeman and joined by Bono, Bill Cosby, Eric Clapton, Bill Cosby, Dr. John, Bruce Willis and 20+ other heavyweight contributors including appearances by Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and President Obama!!

 BB King opens his heart and tells the story of how an oppressed and orphaned young man came to influence and earn the unmitigated praise of the music industry and its following, to carry the title: 'KING OF THE BLUES'. Filmed on location all over America as well as in the United Kingdom, this picture brings to life the heat and gin-soaked plantations where it all began. With the full cooperation of the BB King Museum, owners of vaults and archives so precious and immense, that several trips had to be made to America to revisit the collection and partake of its many gems. Prejudice and segregation has stained the lives of countless black person and BB 'Riley' King made sure that through his music, he never allowed it to mar his spirit. This is the essence of the story that makes an astoundingly beautiful film; extremely informative and visually captivating.

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Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll

Jun 9 to Jun 13
Tuesday to Saturday 6:00pm ONLY!

Dir. John Pirozzi - 2014 - 106m - No matinees

CO-SPONSORED BY AMP CONCERTS!

During the 60’s and early 70’s as the war in Vietnam threatened its borders, a new music scene emerged in Cambodia that took Western rock and roll and stood it on its head – creating a sound like no other.

Cambodian musicians crafted this sound from the various rock music styles sweeping, America, England and France, adding the unique melodies and hypnotic rhythms of their traditional music. The beautiful singing of their renowned female vocalists became the final touch that made this mix so enticing.

But as Cambodian society - young creative musicians in particular - embraced western culture and flourished under its influence, the rest of the country was rapidly moving to war. On the left, Prince Sihanouk joined forces with the Khmer Rouge and rallied the rural population to take up arms against the government that deposed him. On the right, the Cambodian military, with American military support, waged a war that involved a massive aerial bombing campaign on the countryside. In the end, after winning the civil war, the Khmer Rouge turned their deadly focus to the culture of Cambodia.  

After taking over the country on April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge began wiping out all traces of modernity and Western influence. Intellectuals, artists and musicians were specifically and systematically targeted and eliminated. Thus began one of the most brutal genocides in history, killing an estimated two million people – a quarter of the Cambodian population. 

DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL tracks the twists and turns of Cambodian music as it morphs into rock and roll, blossoms, and is nearly destroyed along with the rest of the country. This documentary film provides a new perspective on a country usually associated with only war and genocide.  

The film is a celebration of the incredible music that came from Cambodia and explores how important it is to Cambodian society both past and present.

"As expressionistic as it is journalistic, Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten triumphs as both an objective record and a poetic lament: It’s a film that’s every bit as entrancing and haunting as the lost music it celebrates." - A.V. CLUB (rating: A-)

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Iris - Albert Maysles final movie!

Jun 9 to Jun 13
Tuesday to Saturday 4:00, 8:30

Dir. Albert Maysles - 2014 - 83m

A HUGE THANKS TO CO-SPONSOR MAY I HAVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPH !

IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life's sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. "I feel lucky to be working. If you're lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows."

"Albert Maysles has delivered a gem." - Graham Fuller, Screen International

"An exuberant portrait" - Manohla Dargis, NY Times 

"A joyous celebration of creativity and razor-sharp wit sustained into old age, as evinced by outspoken nonagenarian fashion icon Iris Apfel, "Iris" also offers proof of Albert Maysles' continued vitality as a documentarian." - Ronnie Schieb, Variety

"A captivating salute." - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

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GUILD CINEMA'S ANNUAL MOVIE POSTER AUCTION SALE!!

Jun 13
Saturday 12pm to 3pm

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

Time once again because we still have hundreds of movie posters left stretching from last week to around 7 years ago!  To mention but a few - KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER, HITS, THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY, SONG OF THE SEA, SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY, MAGICAL UNIVERSE, THE BABADOOK, AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA, ROCKS IN MY POCKET, LISTEN UP PHILIP, ART & CRAFT, BUZZARD, AN HONEST LIAR, WINTER SLEEP, BELOVED SISTERS and a whole lot more! 

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

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Heaven Adores You: A Documentary on Elliot Smith

Jun 14 to Jun 16
Sunday to Tuesday 6:00pm ONLY!

Dir. Nickolas Rossi - 2015 - 104m - No Matinees

SPECIAL THANKS TO AMP CONCERTS!

An intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith (1969-2003). By threading the music of Elliott Smith through the dense, yet often isolating landscapes of the three major cities he lived in — Portland, New York City, Los Angeles — Heaven Adores You presents a visual journey and an earnest review of the singer’s prolific songwriting and the impact it continues to have on fans, friends, and fellow musicians.

What kind of person was Elliott Smith? Since his death in 2003, many media-makers have attempted to tell the story of his creative “sad-sack” genius, often through the lens of struggle, heartache and addiction. Director Nickolas Rossi employs a different lens, placing music center-stage, creating a framework for Elliott to narrate the story of his life himself, through the filter of recorded conversations and interviews, with support from friends along the way. With great care, Rossi expertly weaves together 30+ interviews to create an intimate and personal history like never seen before.

"A fond remembrance of a talented musician by those who knew and loved him most. We should all be so lucky to score a tribute like this when we're gone." - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

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Results

Jun 14 to Jun 16
Sunday to Tuesday 3:45, 8:15

Dir. Andrew Bujalski - 2015 - 105m

Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny’s well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally. 

Writer/director Andrew Bujalski (Computer Chess, 2013) returns with a fun, intimate fable that's utterly grounded in real life. As wrinkles turn into complications, then blow up into full-fledged issues, the talented ensemble keeps the pensive tone light and the complex plot breezy. The end result is a charming shaggy-dog tale that's been hitting the gym: taut, limber, and powerful.

“ENCHANTING - WONDERFULLY ALIVE AND UNPREDICTABLE. Plus it’s funny as hell. Results manages to reinvent the rom-com.” – Bilge Ebari, New York Magazine

“A GREAT NEW COMEDY. When Results was over, my eyes were wet - they were tears of severe happiness.” – Wesley Morris, Grantland

“Funny and oddly touching. I was won over by its strong acting and kooky, mellow rhythms.” – Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair

“A wry relationship comedy that gives off a warmly inviting glow.” – Scott Foundas, Variety

“ROMANTIC, HILARIOUS, INTELLIGENT - it has the kind of genuine emotion that is so desperately absent from the rom-com genre.” – Sarah Salovaara, Filmmaker Magazine

“One of the best rom-coms of the last few years. One of the most enjoyable comedies of Sundance 2015.” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

“A CLEVER DELIGHT – funny and well observed. Smulders is fantastic, Corrigan is hilarious.” – Rodrigo Perez – The Playlist

“A yukfest – funny and unusual.” – A.A. Dowd, AV Club

“Funny and appealing.” – Matt Pais, RedEye

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The Hand That Feeds

Jun 14
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick - 2014 - 85m - An El Centro De Igualdad and Encuentro Special Presentation! All Seats $10

Special guest speakers: El Centro De Igualdad Community Organizers Maurice De Segovia, and Gabriel Hernandez, and also members from their workers committee. 

At a popular bakery café, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick. Mild-mannered sandwich maker Mahoma López has never been interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back.

Risking deportation and the loss of their livelihood, the workers team up with a diverse crew of innovative young organizers and take the unusual step of forming their own independent union, launching themselves on a journey that will test the limits of their resolve. In one roller-coaster year, they must overcome a shocking betrayal and a two-month lockout. Lawyers will battle in back rooms, Occupy Wall Street protesters will take over the restaurant, and a picket line will divide the neighborhood. If they can win a contract, it will set a historic precedent for low-wage workers across the country. But whatever happens, Mahoma and his coworkers will never be exploited again.

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The Wild One - As Part of B Movie Biker Bash Nights!

Jun 17
Wednesday 6:00, 8:00 ONLY!

Dir. Laslo Benedek - 1953 - 79m - ALL SEATS $7

A BIG SIDT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTATION! THE ULTIMATE BIKER CLASSIC!

Hey Johnny, what are you rebelling against?...Whadda you got?

An angry young Marlon Brando scorches the screen in this powerful '50s cult classic. Brando plays Johnny, the leader of a vicious biker gang which invades a small, sleepy California town. What's Johnny rebelling against? What have you got? - he sneers. The leather-jacketed young biker seems hell-bent for destruction until he falls for Kathie (Mary Murphy), a good girl whose father (Robert Keith) happens to be a cop. Unfortunately for Johnny, his one shot at redemption is threatened by a psychotic rival, Chino (Lee Marvin), plus the hostility and prejudice of the townspeople. All their smoldering passions explode in an electrifying climax!

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Rockers - as part of Reggae Movie Nights!

Jun 18
Thursday 2:30, 5:30, 8:30

Dir. Theodorus Bafaloukos - 1978 - 99m - All Seats $10

 A RASTAFARI WORKS INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATION!!  SURPRISE CDs & T-SHIRTS TO BE RAFFLED, PLUS OTHER TO BE ANNOUNCED SPECIALS!!

**THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY JUNE 25 WILL BE COOL RUNNINGS:  A REGGAE MOVIE FROM 1983!

A riotous burst of energy and color, almost documentary in style, Rockers is a cameo-packed gutsy thriller of the dread-locked, ganja-smoking drummer Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace's attempts to succeed in the cut-throat Jamaican music biz which provides much insight, amusement and education. The cast reads like the ultimate Reggae Hall Of Fame, featuring some of the leading musicians and producers of the day: Peter Tosh, Gregory Isaacs, Lee Perry, Dennis Brown, Jacob Miller and Inner Circle, Bunny Wailer, Third World, Big Youth, The Heptones, Kiddus I, Robbie Shakespeare, Leroy Smart, Dillinger and the fantastic Burning Spear. The film captures Reggae at its musical apex with a vibrant and magnificent soundtrack now digitally re-mastered from the original 35mm film made in 1979. Witty and unpretentious

"An excellent soundtrack, and an endearingly witty script which digresses through explanations of the Rasta faith and countless idiosyncratic solidarity rituals, make for a delightful piece of whimsy." - Time Out

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Charlie's Country

Jun 19 to Jun 23
Friday to Tuesday 3:00, 5:30, 8:00

Dir. Rolf de Heer - 2014 - 108m - Australia

From the director of TEN CANOES and one of the first & only movies primarily spoken in Yolngu-language!

Written by Rolf de Heer and David Gulpilil (WALKABOUT) as a collaborative project, Charlie's Country stars Gulpilil as blackfella Charlie, who is getting older, and is out of sorts. The government’s intervention is making life more difficult in his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don't generally make much sense, and Charlie's kin seeming more interested in going along with things than doing anything about it. So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in doing so sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser.

"One of the best films of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival" - Variety

"A delicate but powerful film...an affecting portrait of the disenfranchised" - Hollywood Reporter

"A work of humane and tender genius" - The Guardian

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Kung Fu Killer

Jun 19 to Jun 20
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Teddy Chen - 2014 - 100m - China/Hong Kong - In Cantonese with English Subtitles - AN ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS PRESENTATION - $6 Students / $8 General

Starring Donnie Yen (the Ip Man series), Wang Baoquiang (Touch of Sin, Lost in Thailand)!

A vicious serial killer is targeting martial arts masters, and convicted criminal Donnie Yen is the only one with the skills to stop him. Released from jail and into police custody, he soon finds himself handling the case alone, leading to a final action-packed battle that you have to see to believe in this action-packed, kung fu crime thriller.

"Shows just how much fun there is to be had from a film that features some of the best martial arts performers around." - Screen Daily

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B.B. KING: The Life of Riley - A TRIBUTE SCREENING!

Jun 21
Sunday 12:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jon Brewer - 2012 - 123m

Narrated by Morgan Freeman and joined by Bono, Bill Cosby, Eric Clapton, Bill Cosby, Dr. John, Bruce Willis and 20+ other heavyweight contributors including appearances by Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and President Obama!!

SPECIAL THANKS TO AMP CONCERTS

BB King opens his heart and tells the story of how an oppressed and orphaned young man came to influence and earn the unmitigated praise of the music industry and its following, to carry the title: 'KING OF THE BLUES'. Filmed on location all over America as well as in the United Kingdom, this picture brings to life the heat and gin-soaked plantations where it all began. With the full cooperation of the BB King Museum, owners of vaults and archives so precious and immense, that several trips had to be made to America to revisit the collection and partake of its many gems. Prejudice and segregation has stained the lives of countless black person and BB 'Riley' King made sure that through his music, he never allowed it to mar his spirit. This is the essence of the story that makes an astoundingly beautiful film; extremely informative and visually captivating.

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The Black Rider

Jun 24
Wednesday 8pm ONLY!

Dir. Wolf Rilla - 1954 - 63m - All Seats $7

A BIG SIDT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTATION!  DOUBLE FEATURED WITH THE PACE THAT THRILLS!

A stylish 50s Brit biker flick!  It seems that Brockham Castle, on the hilltop overlooking the small English town of Brockham, is haunted by a monk wearing a hooded black robe and riding a motorbike that spews fire from its mouth every time the moon is full. Jerry Marsh, played by Jimmy Hanley, a rookie reporter for the little newspaper, is on the search for the spooky monk with the help of his girlfriend Mary, and his new motorcycle.  Soon, he discovers crooks hiding out in a ruined castle with atomic sabotage on their minds!!

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The Pace That Thrills! As Part of B Movie Biker Bash Double Feature!

Jun 24
Wednesday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Leon Barsha - 1952 - 63m - All Seats $7

A BIG SIDT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTATION!  DOUBLE FEATURED WITH THE BLACK RIDER!

A lady reporter is in the middle of a love triangle with two motorcycle racing buddies and the big race will decide who wins.  "Chills and spills in the fast-paced world of motorcycle racing." A Howard Hughes' production. Fun film jam-packed with awesome vintage cycles! Howard Hughes' taste in "busty" gals is made very obvious with women placed at strategic camera angles that fully accentuate anatomic curves. 

Lots of footage at real-life racing events featuring crashes, rescues and more! 

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Cool Runnings: A Reggae Movie - As Part of Reggae Movie Nights

Jun 25
Thursday 2:30, 5:30, 8:30

Dir. Robert Mugge - 1983 - 105m - All Seats $10

A RASTAFARI WORKS INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATION!!  SURPRISE CDs & T-SHIRTS TO BE RAFFLED, PLUS OTHER TO BE ANNOUNCED SPECIALS!!

Reggae legends jam to the Jamaican beat in this classic film of the 1983 Reggae Sunsplash. Held in Montego Bay, the festival showcases the finest in reggae, dub and ska. This particular concert features Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers at a crucial time in the band's career, plus the island stylings of reggae greats Gil Scott-Heron, Alton Ellis, the Skatalites, Gregory Isaacs, Sugar Minott, Bankie Banx, Third World and Musical Youth. 

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Dark Star: H. R. Giger's World

Jun 26 to Jun 29
Friday to Monday 5:00, 7:00

Dir. Belinda Sallin - 2015 - 95m - Switzerland - In German & Swiss with English subtitles

SPECIAL THANKS TO BUBONICON 47 FOR HELPING PUBLICIZE THESE SCREENINGS!

Surrealist, dark fantastical artist H. R. Giger (1940–2014) terrified audiences with his Oscar-winning monsters in Ridley Scott's ALIEN. Sci-fi, horror, music, album covers, tattoos and fetish art have been influenced by his dark, intricate paintings and sculptures depicting birth, death and sex.

Both a mesmerizing introduction to Giger's oeuvre and a must-see for Giger devotees, Belinda Sallin's definitive documentary DARK STAR: H. R. GIGER'S WORLD shares the intimate last years of the artist's life and reveals how deeply he resided within his own artistic visions.

Behind the shuttered windows and ivy-covered walls of his residence in Zurich, Switzerland, DARK STAR brings viewers into Giger's mysterious realm: from the first skull he was given by his father at the age of six, to macabre dinner parties with his close-knit team, to the grisly souvenirs from his time spent on the ALIEN set and reminiscences about model Li Tobler, Giger's one-time muse, whose suicide reverberates throughout his work.

The film also addresses Giger's complex relationship to the art world, where he defied traditional categories and embraced commercial projects for musicians including Debbie Harry, Korn, Emerson, Lake and Palmer and the Dead Kennedys. Fittingly enshrined in a museum dedicated to his work, Giger's output includes sculpture, painting, drawing, film and architecture, integrating meticulous technique with a instantly-recognizable sensibility that has inspired generations of nightmares.

"His machine-like humans, or 'biomechanoids' , have had a profound influence on science fiction." —Penthouse Magazine

"Giger's work disturbs us, spooks us, because of its enormous evolutionary time span...It shows us, all too clearly, where we come from and where we are going." —Timothy Leary

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Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay

Jun 26 to Jun 29
Friday to Monday 9:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Amelie Ravalec & Travis Collins - 2015 - 52m - No Matinees

The first film to trace the origins of Industrial music, taking you on a journey through the crumbling industrial cities of Europe to America's thriving avant-garde scene.

Featuring Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, NON, SPK, Test Dept, Clock DVA, Re/Search - V Vale, Z'EV, Click Click, Sordide Sentimental, Hula, The Klinik, Ant Zen, Orphx, In The Nursery 

"A new film on the history of industrial music and its surrounding subculture." - Pitchfork

"Ten killer music docs to watch out for in 2015. Shot beautifully, the trailer intermingles interviews with footage of factory work and noise." - Noisey Music By Vice

"10 Essential Films For 2015: Members of Throbbing Gristle, SPK, Cabaret Voltaire and more discuss the origins of industrial music." - UNCUT

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Midnight Swim

Jun 26
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Sarah Adina Smith - 2015 - 88m - All Seats $8 - ONE NIGHT ONLY!

A CANDY FACTORY FILMS PRESENTATION!

Three-half sisters travel home to settle the affairs of their mother after she goes missing in a haunted lake. Drenched in mystery, THE MIDNIGHT SWIM is a psychodrama with supernatural undertones that has garnered a cult following on the festival circuit, along with numerous awards. Told in faux-documentary style, the film is “…an almost-transparent bridge between you and a character’s psyche,” according to Sam Zimmerman of Fangoria Magazine. For those who dare to open their minds, THE MIDNIGHT SWIM offers a truly transcendent experience.

"I WAS WRAPPED UP IN THE STORY FROM BEGINNING TO END" - Kristian Horn, Ain't It Cool News

"A MARVELOUS DESCENT INTO MYTH AND POSSIBLE MADNESS" - Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects 

"JUST OPEN UP YOUR MIND AND ENJOY THE RIDE" - Michael Melton, The Film Philosopher  --

"A DRUG FROM ANOTHER WORLD… SARAH ADINA SMITH HAS ACHIEVED PURE MAGIC." - Enrique O.A., Almas Oscuras --

"THROBBING, EERIE... UNNERVING" - Nicholas Bell, Ion Cinema --

"GRAND AND VIVID... AN ALMOST-TRANSPARENT BRIDGE BETWEEN YOU AND A CHARACTER'S PSYCHE" - Sam Zimmerman, Fangoria --

"DOMINATED BY EMOTION AND MEMORY" - Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter 

"A POWERFUL, ENIGMATIC FILM... SATURATED WITH DREAD" - Dark Iris, Femme Reel 

"TERRIFIES EXISTENTIALLY" - Stephen Saito, Moveable Fest --

"A PSYCHODRAMA THAT FLIRTS WITH GOING JUST PLAIN PSYCHO" - Geoff Berkshire, Variety

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Doomsdays

Jun 27
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Eddie Mullins - 2015 - 92m - All Seats $8 - ONE NIGHT ONLY!

CANDY FACTORY FILMS PRESENTATION!

Dirty Fred (Justin Rice) and Bruho (Leo Fitzpatrick) are free-wheeling squatters with a taste for off-season vacation homes in the Catskills. Their commitment to the lifestyle is challenged, however, when a runaway teen and an aimless young woman join their ranks.

"...might be the best American slacker film of the 21st century." Kurt Halfyard TWITCHFILM 

"DOOMSDAYS is a uniquely good-humored act of total confrontation. It’s easily one of 2013’s greatest surprises." Mitch Davis, FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL http://tinyurl.com/qgnftvc2

"Nothing about “DOOMSDAYS” is want you expect. This summer, especially, that amounts to a minor revolution in cinema." John Anderson INDIE WIRE 

"...surprisingly touching...first time writer and director Eddie Mullins proves that he knows what he's doing..." Evan Saathoff BADASS DIGEST 

"...enjoyably antisocial comedy..." John DeFore HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"DOOMSDAYS is that rare gift of a film that will have you laughing and thinking simultaneously." Steve Prokopy AINT IT COOL NEWS

"5 out of 5 Stars. A uniquely peculiar and hilarious piece of indie cinema, that plays like an American Withnail and I, with added central characters."Katherine Mclaughlin VIEWBRISTOL.CO.UK 

"One of the best of the fest...charmingly quaint as it is quirky" Timothy E. Raw VERITE MAGAZINE 

"DOOMSDAYS is one of the most unique films I’ve ever seen" Panagiotis Drakopoulos COMICBOOKNERDSAREHOT.COM 

"Indie comedy of the year....Former critic Eddie Mullins’s first feature is destined to rank among 2013’s greater cinematic discoveries." Starz Denver Film Festival

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Ernest & Celestine

Jun 27 to Jun 28
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon

Dir. Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar and Stephan Aubier - 2012 - 80m - MOM'S MATINEE brings back a great one! - France - In English - All Seats $5

OSCAR NOMINATED FOR BEST ANIMATION FEATURE 2014!  Featuring the voices of Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman and Jeffrey Wright!

Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer – and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn't long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities.

Fresh from standing ovations at Cannes and Toronto, Ernest & Celestine joyfully leaps across genres and influences to capture the kinetic, limitless possibilities of animated storytelling. Like a gorgeous watercolor painting brought to life, a constantly shifting pastel color palette bursts and drips across the screen, while wonderful storytelling and brilliant comic timing draw up influences as varied as Buster Keaton, Bug Bunny and the outlaw romanticism of Bonnie and Clyde. Bringing it all together is the on-screen chemistry between the two lead characters – a flowing, tender and playful rapport that will put a smile on your face and make your heart grow.

Based on the classic Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest & Celestine won France's César Award for Best Animated Feature, and has been nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 86th Academy Awards. 

"Extraordinary! To call it one of the most beautiful animated films in recent years is not enough. It is enchanting!" - Le Monde

"A Wonder! From start to end the film overflows with humor,  poetry, music and tenderness." - Le Figaro

"Just about perfect!  Loaded with charm and adventure and without a speck of smarm, this elegantly paced, sometimes dark and frequently funny animated treat should be embraced worldwide." - Screen International

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Human Highway - As Part of a Neil Young double feature!

Jun 30 to Jul 2
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 6:30

Dir. Bernard Shakey and Dean Stockwell - 1982 - 80m - All Seats $8

DOUBLE FEATURED WITH RUST NEVER SLEEPSNEWLY RESTORED & FINALLY RE-RELEASED!

SPECIAL THANKS TO AMP CONCERTS!

Starring Neil Young, Devo, Dennis Hopper, and Russ Tamblyn!  Glowing red flies, an owl, radioactive garbagemen, Booji Boy, a dream sequence, a singing waitress, sausage disputes and more figure into a tale about a group of small-town oddballs in Linear Valley who work at a gas station/diner not far from a nuclear power plant. The one-day adventure is surreal, absurd, slapstick, musical and cryptically ominous.

Now, 32 years after Human Highways' first screening, Bernard Shakey is ready to share it once again!

Welcome to Linear Valley.

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Rust Never Sleep - As Part of a Neil Young double feature!

Jun 30 to Jul 2
Tuesday to Thursday 8:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Neil Young - 1979 - 113m - All Seats $8

DOUBLE FEATURED WITH HUMAN HIGHWAY!  NEWLY RESTORED & FINALLY RE-RELEASED!

SPECIAL THANKS TO AMP CONCERTS!

“Instead of being a straight concert documentary, RUST NEVER SLEEPS calls itself a ‘concert fantasy.’ As he was during last fall’s tour at which this was filmed, Mr. Young is discovered ‘asleep’ on top of one of the loudspeaker banks, which has been disguised as an oversized pirate chest, and ‘wakes up’ to begin the concert.

“The ‘roadies’ who move equipment about have been dressed as ‘roadeyes,’ the little scavengers with brown robes and beady pinpoint eyes from Star Wars. The idea, reinforced by playing tapes of crowd-control announcements from the Woodstock Festival, is to comment on rock’s aging, on the discrepancies between veteran rock performers and their teenage audiences, and on rock’s allegiance to youthful rebellion and innocence…

“Mr. Young is, in the opinion of some of us, the leading creative figure in present-day rock-and-roll, and this film has stirring, even triumphant passages. He writes songs of unsurpassed metaphoric richness with deceptively simple, melodic tunes. He sings with haunting evocativeness and plays guitar with more personality and stark individuality than almost anyone else.

“RUST NEVER SLEEPS offers some of his strongest songs, both new and old, in performances as fine or finer than those on his recent, partly live record album of the same title. The effect here is rougher than the record, less polished with overdubbing; at one point, Mr. Young even mangles the words of one of his own best songs. But the intensity of the singing and the playing of Crazy Horse, Mr. Young’s longtime partners for electric-rock projects, is as moving as rock can offer.” – The New York Times

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