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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 Sunday 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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Live Stand Up Comedy returns!

Aug 19
Saturday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Matt Peterson & friends! - Now - 75m approx. - All Seats just $7 - MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER

Headliner- Danger K Varoz

Danger K Varoz is the creator, executive producer, head writer and host of New Mexico's only political news satire, The New Mexico Inquisition which airs on UABQ, Comcast Channel 27 and YouTube.  Danger has carted his strange brand of physical storytelling through sixteen cities all across the Southwest including performances at The Improv in Tempe, AZ, The Stage at The Star in Albuquerque, NM and Deer Pile in Denver, CO as well as headlining gigs at Monkey Pants in Tempe, AZ, Skylark Lounge in Denver, CO and Clown House in Los Angeles, CA.  He has opened for Baron Vaughn, Kate Willett, Dave Ross, David Heti and Sam Tallent.  He enjoys playing smooth music and chilling with his cat, Steve.

Featuring

Zack Abeyta

Zach (Bboy Felto) Abeyta is a local Bboy and Comedian from Albuquerque New Mexico. He has been breakin' for seven years and represents the Flava Pheenz Crew est. 2011. With emphasis on expression, his non-traditional dance style blends emphatic movement and energy to the rhythm of the music.  

Straight from the cypher to the stage, Zach also performs stand-up comedy, and can be seen regularly at comedy shows around town. His comedy style is just as expressive as his dance moves, mixing creative wording with heavy physicality. Look out for a chance to watch him perform around town.

Kevin Kennedy

Bio, short version- Kevin started comedy in 1999 at UNM in the Theatre & Dance department with the late great Digby Wolfe. He hosted the open mic at the ill-fated Laffs Comedy Cafe here in Albuquerque. Kevin also opened for Doug Stanhope at the Launchpad in 2014. Kevin has been producing shows for 8 years now. He produces Headliners Comedy, AnarKomedy & Vagrant Variety. Kevin likes Cats. Kevin can cook Minute Rice in 57 seconds.

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Julian Motton

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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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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No Borders: Social Struggles Across the USA

Aug 20
Sunday 11 a.m. only!

Dir. varies - 2017 - 90m approx - No Matinees - Part of the proceeds will go towards the production of the complete web series!

A project by the Sur Negro Collective!  This screening will be followed by a discussion, guest speakers t.b.a.

In 2015, two Chilean anarchists traveled across 12 U.S. cities and filmed 11 episodes of this bilingual (English and Spanish) web series. Each episode features 30 minutes of engaging social and political interviews with organizations, individuals and musicians sharing their histories, practices and insights about the social struggles in their cities. This event will screen one episode from NYC and one from Boston featuring Take Back the Bronx, Noam Chomsky, Eric Garner’s daughter and Occupy Wall Street, to name a few. “No Borders / Sin Fronteras” has completed filming but continues to fundraise for the post-production of the complete series which includes interviews with the Klee Benally, Diné Youth Walkers, Oscar Lopez committee, M1, AK Press, Indymedia, Ovarian Psychos/La Conchx, and many more.

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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

DIRECTOR IN PERSON FOR THE THURSDAY 6:30PM SCREENING!

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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Beside 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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The Girl With No Hands

Sep 1 to Sep 4
Friday to Monday

Dir. Sebastian Laudenbach - 2017 - 80m - France - in French with English subtitles

In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the Devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes from the Devil who, in revenge, deprives her of her hands. So begins her long journey towards the light… but in spite of her resilience and the new protection of a handsome prince’s estate, the Devil devises a plan of his own. The Girl Without Hands is the audacious feature debut from acclaimed short filmmaker Sébastien Laudenbach, whose beautiful and dreamlike take on the Brothers Grimm story has created an adult fairytale destined to become a classic. Hand-painted with lush, evocative details and featuring the voices of Anaïs Demoustier (The New Girlfriend) and Jérémie Elkaïm (Declaration of War), the film premiered in the ACID section at Cannes, was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the César Awards, and won both the Jury Prize and the award for Best French Film at the Annecy Animation Festival.

“BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL!  A fascinating graphic dream... a work that continues to reinvent itself before our eyes!” - Telerama

“EXQUISITE!  A haunting minimalist fairytale for all ages!” - The Hollywood Reporter

MARVELOUS! BEAUTIFUL!  Condenses all of life’s cruelty and sublime grandeur into a striking hand-drawn vision!" - Le Monde

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Trip To Spain

Sep 1 to Sep 7
Friday to Thursday

Dir. Michael Winterbottom - 2017 - 111m

After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for, and the humor delightfully devilish.

“The Trip films constitute the only movie franchise that matters.” - Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com

“I would follow these guys on a trip to anywhere.” - Bob Mondello, NPR

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Bee City & More Short Films

Sep 2
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. varies - varies - 90m approx - ONLY A $7 ADMISSION!

516 ARTS and  The Guild Cinema present a visual mixtape of short films featuring pollinators from a variety of angles from educational to ethereal. Hughlights inclufing Bee City, a vintage black and white film from 1951; The Solitary Bees, a British short about wild bees; and some wonderful and interesting experimental suprises including mesmerizing digital work by Dennis Hlynsky. Basement Films is digging in their archive for more vintage gems. Film commentary at the event provided by Bryan Konefsky, UNM Professor of Cinematic Arts, and Valerie Roybal, Cross Pollination curator.

This event is being held in conjunction with Cross Pollination, an exhibit at 516 ARTS, curated by Valerie Roybal, on view August 19 - November 11, 2017.

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To The Ends Of The Earth

Sep 3
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. David Lavallee - 2016 - 82m - $5 suggested donation!

A LOS ALAMOS STUDY GROUP SPECIAL PRESENTATION!

This documentary follows concerned citizens living at the frontiers of extreme oil and gas extraction, bearing witness to a global crossroads. They call for human ingenuity to rebuild society at the end of the fossil fuel era.

The people we meet are uniquely positioned to watch this global crossroads unfold. For example, the mayor of an Inuit village in Canada’s high Arctic who is concerned that seismic testing for oil in the ocean is blowing up the eardrums of the animals that the Inuit hunt to survive. Or the environmental lawyer who goes on a journey to areas that produce energy for the tar sands of Alberta — he learns of the massive inputs of energy that have to be put into this resource — and the reasons why the second largest oil project in the world is economically unsustainable. Or the river conservationist in Utah who fights to protect the Colorado River from oil shale projects that would disturb its headwaters.

"To the Ends of the Earth" brings forward the voices of those who not only denounce the rise of extreme energy, but also envision the new world that is taking shape in its stead: a future beyond the resource pyramid, a post-growth economy.

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Person to Person

Sep 5 to Sep 7
Tuesday to Thursday

Dir. Dustin Guy Defa - 2017 - 84m - No Matinees

Starring Michael Cera, Abbi Jacobson, Tavi Gevinson, Isiah Whitlock, Michaela Watkins, Olivia Lucciardi, Ben Rosenfield, Buddy Durress, Bene Coopersmith, George Sample III and Philip Baker Hall!

During a single day in New York City, a variety of characters grapple with the mundane, the unexpected, and the larger questions permeating their lives. An investigative reporter struggles with her first day on the job, despite help from her misguided boss; a rebellious teen attempts to balance her feminist ideals with other desires; and a young man seeks to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend, even as her brother threatens revenge. Meanwhile, an avid music lover traverses the city in search of a rare record for his vinyl collection.

"Evokes the best of Woody Allen" - IndieWire

“Person to Person's performances are engaging throughout. It even earns its end-titles dance party, which is something else you don't see every day.” - Sherilyn Connelly, SF Weekly

“The kind of movie that asks its viewers to open up that tender spot inside. Once you do, it'll completely charm you.” - Kristen Yoonsoo Kim, Pitchfork

“CHARACTERS YOU WOULD HAPPILY WATCH FOR HOURS. Once you settle into its groove the movie becomes much more than the sum of its parts.” – David Ehrlich, IndieWire

“VERY FUNNY. The rare love letter to New York done right.” – Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club

“A REAL GEM. Dryly funny and wonderfully musical.” – Jason Bailey, Flavorwire

“Emanates an optimism that is infectious right up through the closing sequence, a boisterous scene of pure joy.” – Margaret Barton-Fumo, Film Comment

“Hits memorable comedic high notes” – Michael Agresta, The Austin Chronicle 

“An enjoyable throwback to a vintage mode of urban ensemble comedy.” – John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

“It charms often” – Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com

“A loving picture of New York City’s je ne sais quoi.” – Michael Arbeiter, Nerdist

“An organic narrative that might feature improvised dialogue but never seems false, "Person to Person" carves out an easily listening vibe as the various stories unfold.” - Jonathan W. Hickman, Daily Film Fix

“A gently comic slices-of-life drama, the kind where a variety of people's conflicting, occasionally overlapping experience of the city comes together into a messy whole.” - Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

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68 Kill

Sep 8 to Sep 9
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Trent Haaga - 2017 - 93m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation! $8 general / $ 6 students with i.d.s

Starring Matthew Gray Gubler, AnnaLynne McCord,Alisha Boe, Sheila Vand, Sam Eidson, James Moses Black, Ajay Mehta, Michael Beasley, Dave Maldonado, Hallie Grace Bradley, Peter Jaymes, Eric Podnar & Lucy Faust!

Trailer-dwelling, sewage-pumping Chip (Matthew Gray Gubler) may not lead the most glamorous life, but he’s got one thing going for him: he’s head over heels infatuated with his girlfriend Liza (AnnaLynne McCord). He’s more than willing to overlook her wild streak—the fact that she’s hooking up with their landlord; her rather extreme mood swings —so when she proposes a plot to steal $68,000, he goes along with the plan. But when what was supposed to be a simple heist turns into an off-the-rails, blood-spattered crime spree, Chip learns the hard way just how deranged the love of his life really is. The new film from Troma alum Trent Haaga blends wicked comedy with pure pulp thrills for a no-holds-barred blast of insanity.

“Nuttier than a bakery full of fruitcakes and sleazier than a cheap strip club, "68 Kill" is a proudly morbid heist movie that wallows in bad taste and still comes off as absurdly funny.” - Ken Jaworowski, New York Times

“Sleazy, skeezy, and delightfully breezy” - Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle

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Hare Krishna: The Mantra, the Movement, and the Swami who started it all

Sep 8 to Sep 11
Friday to Monday

Dir. John Griesser, Lauren Ross & Jean Griesser - 2017 - 90m - No Matinees

1965: America is in turmoil. Unprecedented introspection and questioning of societal norms roil the country. Prabhupada, an unassuming 70-year-old Swami from India, arrives in New York City alone and without support or money. He carries only the ancient scriptures he has translated, and the firm faith in his teacher’s request: “offer spiritual wisdom to the people of the world!”

Suddenly thrust into the raging counterculture movement, Prabhupada speaks of the world’s real need, which is not necessarily satisfied by political or social revolutions, but by a revolution of consciousness. This divergence from the status quo successfully captures the attention of a generation of youth seeking answers to life’s existential questions. From a tiny storefront on 26th 2nd Avenue, Prabhupada shares with them the idea that the way to find real happiness, love and freedom is to search within and connect to your true self. All this, the Swami says, begins by simply chanting a rhythmic, meditative 16-word mantra – Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

This universal message resonates with more and more people, including musician George Harrison whose hit song ‘My Sweet Lord’, features the Hare Krishna chant. From there, Prabhupada’s movement explodes, and his followers – now known as the Hare Krishnas – become infamous for chanting and dancing in the streets.

Not everyone is enamored by the enthusiastic, and at times overzealous, fervor of Prabhupada’s young followers. As more people join the movement, parents and community leaders begin to view it as a dangerous cult. Devotees are charged with brainwashing and are taken to court in a controversial case that threatens to undermine everything that Prabhupada has worked for...

Hare Krishna! is the true story of an unexpected, prolific, and controversial revolutionary. Using never-before-seen archival verite, Prabhupada’s own recorded words, and interviews with his early followers, the film takes the audience behind-the-scenes of a cultural movement born in the artistic and intellectual scene of New York’s Bowery, the hippie mecca of Haight Ashbury, and the Beatle mania of London, to meet the Swami who started it all.

“The film provides an uplifting spiritual experience, regardless of one’s beliefs or personal religion.”  - Red Carpet Crash

“A dynamic documentary about the visionary Vedic scholar who launched the Hare Krishna movement.” - Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice

"...a cinematic flow that takes you out of the theatre and into the moment.” - LA Yoga

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Neither Wolf Nor Dog

Sep 8 to Sep 11
Friday to Monday

Dir. Steven Lewis Simpson - 2017 - 110m

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

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

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

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Throne of Blood

Sep 9 to Sep 10
Saturday and Sunday 1pm only!

Dir. Akira Kurosawa - 1957 - 109 - Japan - in Japanese with English subtitles

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-PRESENTATION!

A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. As a hardened warrior who rises savagely to power, Toshiro Mifune gives a remarkable, animalistic performance, as does Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife. Throne of Blood fuses classical Western tragedy with formal elements taken from Noh theater to create an unforgettable cinematic experience.

“No doubt about it now: Japan's Akira Kurosawa must be numbered with Sergei Eisenstein and D. W. Griffith among the supreme creators of cinema.” - TIME Magazine

“No stage production could match Kurosawa's Birnam Wood, and, in his final framing of the hero -- a human hedgehog, stuck with arrows -- he conjures a tragedy not laden with grandeur but pierced, like a dream, by the absurd.” - Anthony Lane, New Yorker

“Akira Kurosawa's remarkable 1957 restaging of Macbeth in samurai and expressionist terms is unquestionably one of his finest works -- charged with energy, imagination, and, in keeping with the subject, sheer horror.” - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

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A Town Called Panic: Double Fun

Sep 12 to Sep 14
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 6:00

Dir. Stephane Aubier and Vincent Patar - 2017 - 63m - Belgium

THE MATINEE 4:30PM SHOW WILL BE IN ENGLISH, THE 6:30PM SHOW WILL BE IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES!

Two brilliant, zany, hilarious new films from the directors of cult classic A Town Called Panic and the Oscar-nominated Ernest & Celestine.

A Town Called Panic: Double Fun revels in the surreal and freewheeling adventures of Cowboy, Indian, and Horse with two award-winning new specials in one theatrical program. In Christmas Panic, after their out-of-control antics land them on the naughty list, our heroes travel to Santa’s warehouse in the North Pole to try to save Christmas. In Back to School Panic, Cowboy and Indian use a special shrinking potion to sneak into Pig’s brain to find the answer to their class assignment. 

These two irresistible new shorts explode with over-the-top visual inventiveness and a slapstick comic sensibility that is perfect for adults and kids of all ages. 

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Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

Sep 12 to Sep 14
Tuesday to Thursday 7:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Corbett Redford - 2017 - 155m - No Matinees

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK spans over 30 years of the California Bay Area’s punk music history with a central focus on the emergence of Berkeley's inspiring 924 Gilman Street music collective. Directed by Corbett Redford, narrated by Iggy Pop and executive produced by Green Day, Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk is a sprawling telling of this vibrant story, drawing from a wide variety of voices and viewpoints and featuring the music of many of the most famous and infamous punk bands ever.

Those participating in the documentary include past and current members of: 924 Gilman, Maximumrocknroll, Lookout Records, Green Day, Rancid, Neurosis, Operation Ivy, Crimpshrine, Yeastie Girlz, Stikky, Samiam, Jawbreaker, Isocracy, Kamala and the Karnivores, Beatnigs, NOFX, Primus, Metallica, Bikini Kill, Bad Religion, Soup, Sweet Baby, Special Forces, Deadly Reign, Christ On Parade, Corrupted Morals, Mr. T Experience, Victims Family, The Lookouts, Monsula, Cringer, Spitboy, Blatz, Filth, Econochrist, Fifteen, Pinhead Gunpowder, Tilt, Pansy Division, Dead Kennedys, Avengers, Fugazi, Flipper, 7 Seconds, Fang, Angry Samoans, Nuisance, Screeching Weasel, Engage, Dicks, Subhumans, The Tubes, Boo Hss Pfft, Verbal Abuse, The Vagrants, Schlong, The Gr'ups, The Tourettes, Pinhead Gunpowder, Tribe 8, Kwik Way, Social Unrest, White Trash Debutantes, Outpunk, DMR, Psycotic Pineapple, Black Fork, Sawhorse, The Skinflutes, The List, Sacrilege BC, No Dogs, Gag Order and more.

“A stimulating enough to appeal to non-punk rock fans as well. Definitely give it a watch.” - Anthony Ray Bench, Film Threat

“It is also significant to note that it places a deserved recurring spotlight onto the scene's women and LGBTQ punk artists, as well as the inclusive attitudes of those who found themselves building a flourishing punk scene…” -  Glenn Dunks, Film Experience

“Channels and sustains the energy of restless youth while communicating the distinctive qualities of a community that carried collectivist 1960s ideals into a new generation, even as it rejected any vestige of their hippie parents' music.” - Dennis Harvey, Variety

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!CINE MAGNIFICO! LATINO FILM FESTIVAL 2017

Sep 15 to Sep 17
Friday to Sunday

2017 - In Spanish with English subtitles - $10 General / $8 Students & Seniors

Welcome/Bienvenido to the 5th Annual ¡Cine Magnífico! Albuquerque Latino Film Festival!

Instituto Cervantes is proud to present ¡Cine Magnífico! to the New Mexican community.

¡Cine Magnífico!'s vision is to present the newest films by and about Latinos to promote our culture through film and enrich our local art community. We showcase a diverse set of films, from award-winning to local and up-and-coming filmmakers. We also offer year round film programming.

New Mexico also represents with a set of four quality short films that highlight the works of some of our local artists. 

This year, our team has selected a lineup of films which perfectly illustrates enriching points of view about emerging issues and topics that shape the current Hispanic-Latino cultures and landscapes both here in New Mexico, and beyond. This years’ screenings will take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, The Guild Cinema and UNM.  Central themes include immigration, a family film, as well as New Mexico short films. This year’s festival features films from Spain, Cuba, Argentina, Honduras, Chile, México, Venezuela, Brazil and USA.

Sponsors and Grants by:

Bernalillo County, The Atrisco Companies, ABQFilm, IATSE Local 480, NM Dual Education, The Guild Cinema, The National Hispanic Cultural Center, UNM, Latin American and Iberian Institute, Don Mickey Designs, Felicia Designs, NM Arts.

PLAYING AT THE GUILD CINEMA 

**ADMISSION:  $10 GENERAL / $ 8 SENIORS & STUDENTS**

Friday, September 15th

6:00 PM – Somos Lengua (México)  FREE!

Saturday, September 16th

2:00 PM – Qué Dios nos Perdone/May God Save Us (Spain) 

4:15 PM – Esteban (Cuba)

6:30 PM – El Jugador de Ajedrez/The Chess Player (Spain) 

Sunday, September 17th

2:00 PM – Mala Junta/Bad Influence  (Chile) 

4:15 PM – Tamara (Venezuela) 

6:30 PM – El Revenge (Brazil)

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The Goonies

Sep 15
Friday 10:30pm

Dir. Richard Donner - 1985 - 114m

In honor of "International Talk Like A Pirate Day," New Mexico Entertainment Magazine is excited to present The Goonies.  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

When two brothers find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their home. They find a treasure map and bring some friends along to find it. They are all out looking for the "X" and trying to get away from a group of bad guys who also want the treasure.

“A smooth mixture of the usual ingredients from Steven Spielberg action movies, made special because of the high-energy performances of the kids who have the adventures.”  - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Has every imaginable funhouse flourish. It has crooks, bats, cobwebs, skeletons, a lovable monster, an underground grotto and a treasure hidden by some of the most considerate, clue-loving pirates who ever lived.” - Janet Maslin, New York Times

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Through The Repellent Fence

Sep 16 to Sep 17
Saturday & Sunday 12 Noon

Dir. Sam Wainwright Douglas - 2017 - 74m - No Matinees

THROUGH THE REPELLENT FENCE follows art collective Postcommodity as they strive to construct Repellent Fence, a two-mile long outdoor artwork that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border. Postcommodity consists of three Native American artists who “put land art in a tribal context.” Aided by the communities on both sides of the border in 2015 the artists installed a series of 28 huge inflatable spheres emblazoned with an insignia known as the “open eye” that has existed in Indigenous cultures from South America to Canada for thousands of years. The spheres were evenly spaced apart and extended north and south of the border a mile in each direction. “It’s a metaphorical suture stitching together cultures that have inhabited these lands long before borders were drawn.”

The film provides an intimate glimpse into the arduous process behind creating an ambitious artwork that will give voice to the shared history and enduring culture of Indigenous societies that have made the region their home for thousands of years before a border ever divided it. Woven throughout this narrative thread are lush scenes using stunning cinematography to absorb viewers into striking land art environments that have preceded Post Commodity’s work. Scenes with other artists and intellectuals working in the land art realm provide context and insight as well. These include scenes with Chris Taylor of Texas Tech University’s Land Arts of the American West program, writer Lucy Lippard and Matt Coolidge of the Center for Land Use Interpretation.

THROUGH THE REPELLENT FENCE is an adventure in the artistic process blended with a road trip of discovery visiting sites and diverse perspectives to explore how land art can generate community interaction and perceptual shifts in how we interpret, engage and draw inspiration from our natural world.

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I Dream In Another Language

Sep 18 to Sep 21
Monday to Thursday

Dir. Ernesto Contreras - 2017 - 100m - Mexico - In Spanish in English subtitles

An indigenous language is in peril as its last two speakers (Evaristo and Isauro) had a quarrel in the past and haven't spoken to each other in over 50 years. Martín, a young linguist, will undertake the challenge to bring the old friends back together and convince them to once again talk to each other so he can obtain a recorded registration of the language and study it. However, hidden in the past, in the heart of the jungle, lies a secret concealed by the language that makes it difficult to believe that the heart of Zikril will beat once again. 

“Poetic Mexican film raises philosophical questions about what is lost when a language - and by extension, our elders' memory - is allowed to fade away unpreserved.” - Peter Debruge, Variety

“It's delectably watchable.” - Glenn Kenny, New York Times

“It's thrilling to see such an original, mature story seek to fill its big heart with poetry.” - Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com

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Marjorie Prime

Sep 18 to Sep 21
Monday to Thursday

Dir. Michael Almereyda - 2017 - 97m

Starring Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Lois Smith and Tim Robbins!

Eighty-six-year-old Marjorie spends her final, ailing days with a computerized version of her deceased husband. With the intent to recount their life together, Marjorie's "Prime" relies on the information from her and her kin to develop a more complex understanding of his history. As their interactions deepen, the family begins to develop ever diverging recounts of their lives, drawn into the chance to reconstruct the often painful past. Built around exceptional performances from a veteran cast, Marjorie Prime shines a light on an often-obscured corner in the world of artificial intelligence and its interactions with mortality. Bringing us robustly into the future, Michael Almaryeda's poetic film forces us to face the question-If we had the opportunity, how would we choose to rebuild the past, and what would we decide to forget?

“This is the rare recent stage-to-screen adaptation that actually improves on the source.” - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

“With nuance and an introspective eye, Almereyda creates a beautifully bleak, hypnagogic world in Marjorie Prime that allows its pensive themes to flourish.” - Alex Arabian, Film Inquiry

“One of the most uncompromisingly intelligent pieces of filmmaking you are likely to come across this year.” - Linda Marric, HeyUGuys

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The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

Sep 22 to Sep 26
Friday to Tuesday

Dir. Errol Morris - 2017 - 76m

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Midwife

Sep 22 to Sep 26
Friday to Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

StarStarStarStar – Cath Clarke, Time Out

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The New York Dog Film Festival

Sep 23 to Sep 24
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Walking Into History: Thru-hiking the Grand Canyon

Sep 27
Wednesday 6pm ONLY!

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

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

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

About the Presenters

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

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Sidemen: Long Road to Glory

Sep 28 to Sep 30
Thursday to Saturday

Dir. Scott D. Rosenbaum - 2016 - 80m

NARRATED BY MARC MARON!

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

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

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

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The Last Dalai Lama?

Sep 28 to Oct 4
Thursday to Wednesday

Dir. Mickey Lemle - 2017 - 82m

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

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

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Dave Made A Maze

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

~ Las Vegas Review-Journal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“…wildly inventive and slyly funny” ~ Unseen Films

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Pay2Play

Sep 30
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

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

A Common Cause New Mexico Special!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“A must-watch film!” — DAILY KOS

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

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

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

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

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

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