Coming Soon

The Mountain

Oct 25 to Oct 29
Friday to Tuesday 4:00, 8:15

Dir. Rick Alverson - 2019 - 106m

From the director of THE COMEDY starring Jeff Goldblum, Denis Lavant, Udo Kier and Tye Sheridan!

Set against the 1950’s "golden age" of American male supremacy, an introverted young photographer (Tye Sheridan) joins a renowned lobotomist (Jeff Goldblum) on a tour to promote the doctor’s recently-debunked procedure. As he increasingly identifies with the asylum’s patients, he becomes enamored with a rebellious young woman (Hannah Gross) and lost in the burgeoning New Age movement of the west. Also starring Denis Lavant and Udo Kier.

"A hallucinatory nightmare of loneliness, alienation, and Oedipal desire. Boasts shades of Stanley Kubrick and Yorgos Lanthimos even as it carves out its own peculiar, penetrating identity." – Nick Schager, Esquire

“A beautiful… singular portrait of America’s fractured identity.” – Eric Kohn, Indiewire

“Genuinely menacing. A near-hypnotic pall of strangeness.” – Guy Lodge, Variety

"Mesmerizing. Weirdly beautiful." – Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

"Brilliant, blistering." – Andrew Lapin, NPR

"Visually transfixing." – Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

“Dark and visionary.” – Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

“Surreally gorgeous. Replete with unsettling, rewarding pleasures.” – Leonard Goi, MUBI

"Gorgeously rendered... an unsettling trip through the 20th century American psyche." – David Fear, Rolling Stone

“Shimmeringly surreal. Lanthimos meets Roy Andersson meets a heavy dose of lithium.” – Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

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The Sound of Silence

Oct 25 to Oct 29
Friday to Tuesday 6:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Michael Tyburski - 2019 - 87m - No Matinees

STARRING Peter Sarsgaard, Rashida Jones, Tony Revolori & Austin Pendelto!

There are a symphony of almost undetectable sounds that make up a moment of silence, and Peter Lucian (Peter Sarsgaard) is determined to catalogue them all. Through his job as a New York City “house tuner,” the hyper-methodical Peter works meticulously to diagnose the discordant ambient noises—produced by everything from wind patterns to humming electrical appliances—adversely affecting his clients’ moods. When he takes on the particularly difficult case of Ellen (Rashida Jones), a lonely woman plagued by chronic exhaustion, Peter finds that the mysteries of the soul may be even greater than the mysteries of sound. A quietly moving portrait of a harmony-obsessed man learning to embrace the dissonances of human emotion, The Sound of Silence invites viewers to hear the world with fresh ears.

"Anchored by a superbly modulated performance by the always intriguing Peter Sarsgaard, is fascinating, original and, yes, deeply resonant." - Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

"Sarsgaard beautifully suggests preternatural calm as this lone prophet of sonic sanity in the cacaphony of the Big Apple." - Roger Moore, Movie Nation

"Ambitious, tonally intriguing comedic drama" - Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com

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Two Evil Eyes - the George Romero / Dario Argento Double Whammy Featurettes!

Oct 25 to Oct 26
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm

Dir. Dario Argento & George Romero - 1990 - 121m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - $8 general / $6 students

A Double Dose of Terror from the Directors of DAWN OF THE DEAD and SUSPIRIA with a beautiful new 4k restoration!

The masters of modern horror - George Romero and Dario Argento - bring you an unprecedented pair of shockers inspired by the tales of Edgar Allan Poe. 

In Romero's The Facts In The Case Of Mr. Valdemar, a conniving wife (Adrienne Barbeau of THE FOG) and her lover use a hypnotic trance to embezzle a fortune from her dying husband, only to receive some chilling surprises from beyond the grave. Then in Argento's The Black Cat, a deranged crime scene photographer (Harvey Keitel of RESERVOIR DOGS) is driven to brutal acts of madness and murder by his girlfriend's new pet. But will this cunning feline deliver a final sickening twist of its own? 

Martin Balsam (PSYCHO) and Tom Atkins (MANIAC COP) co-star in this wild horror hit that also features grisly effects by gore master Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD, THE PROWLER). 

"It is amazing what Argento has been able to do in his 65-minute "The Black Cat" - Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

"You can't go too wrong with these directors." -Luke Y. Thompson, New Times

"It was a match made in hell, a dream realized for many horror fans." - Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

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Poltergeist - the original 1982 classic!

Oct 26 to Oct 27
Saturday and Sunday at 1pm only!

Dir. Tobe Hopper - 1982 - 114m - All Seats $8

Advance tickets available by clicking this link!  Door prizes courtesy of the great venerable BUBONICON 52 !

“They're here.” 

Seeming almost whimsical at first, playing stack-the- chair games in the Freelings kitchen ... Then things turn darker. A storm erupts, a tree attacks and little Carol Anne Freeling is whisked into a spectral void. As her family confronts horrors galore and fights to bring the youngster back, something else is here too: a new benchmark in Hollywood ghost stories. Producers Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall and director Tobe Hooper head the elite scream team of this classic whose nerve-jangling effects include floating phantasms, the fiercest monster ever to pop out of a closet and an entire house collapsing into nothingness. Welcome to Home Sweet Haunted Home.

Presale ticket holders will be entered to win prizes including a custom poster created by artist Jon Sanchez.

NME Movie Night is a LIMITED seat event. MOVIEPASS NOT ACCEPTED.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO YOU. Please bring your payment receipt with your current state ID and check in at the Guild Box Office at 12:45 pm the day of the show. If you do not have your receipt, please make sure if you have your ID. We will have a list at the box office. In the likelihood we have a sold-out performance or event, tickets are subject to be released for resale to those on the waiting list if you have not checked five minutes before the show starts. Thank you for your punctuality!

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The Black Cat - as part of our BELA LUGOSI vs. BORIS KARLOFF Halloween double feature!

Oct 30 to Oct 31
Wednesday and Thursday 3:45, 7pm

Dir. Edgar G. Ulmer - 1934 - 70m - No Matinees - DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 52 !

DOUBLE FEATURED (THAT'S 2 MOVIES FOR ONLY ONE PRICE, FOLKS!) WITH THAT OTHER 30's CLASSIC THE RAVEN!

"Sumptuously subversive... one of the very best horror movies Universal ever made." - Tony Rayns, Time Out

From the great, ingenously resourceful director Edgar G. Ulmer (DETOUR, BLUEBEARD, STRANGE ILLUSION) comes this classic!  This first cinematic teaming of horror greats Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi is a bizarre, haunting, and relentlessly eerie film that was surprisingly morbid and perverse for its time. Peter (David Manners) and Joan Allison (Julie Bishop) are honeymooning in Budapest when they meet mysterious scientist Dr. Vitus Verdegast (Lugosi) aboard a train. When the trio's bus from the train station gets into an accident, the young couple accompanies Verdegast to the castle of the spectral Hjalmar Poelzig (Karloff), an architect and the leader of a Satanic cult. Poelzig's treachery in World War I caused the deaths of thousands of his and Verdegast's countrymen, as well as Verdegast's own internment as a prisoner of war. While Verdegast was detained, Poelzig married first his wife, who later died, then his daughter. Now Verdegast has come back for retribution, and the honeymooners are trapped in the two men's horrifying battle of wits. Corpses preserved in glass cases, frightening Satanic rituals, and a climactic confrontation in which one of the characters is skinned alive add to the film's pervasive sense of evil and doom, along with the stark black-and-white photography by John Mescall that makes Poelzig's futuristic mountaintop mansion even more disturbing. Karloff and Lugosi are both excellent, with Lugosi doing a rare turn as a good guy, albeit one who has gone off the rails!

"The interplay between Karloff and Lugosi is mesmerizing." - Matt Brunson, Film Frenzy

"This bizarre, utterly irrational masterpiece, lasting little more than an hour, has images that bury themselves in the mind." - Philip French, Observer (UK)

"This timeless classic is a testimony to the craft of director Edgar G Ulmer before his career lurched into the quickie arena." - Alan Jones, Radio Times

"Edgar G. Ulmer's grandest danse macabre, a magnificently sustained trance." - Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

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The Raven - as part of our BELA LUGOSI vs. BORIS KARLOFF Halloween double feature!

Oct 30 to Oct 31
Wednesday and Thursday 5:30, 8:30

Dir. Lew Landers - 1935 - 62m - No Matinees - DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 52 !

DOUBLE FEATURED (THAT'S 2 MOVIES FOR ONLY ONE PRICE, FOLKS!) WITH THAT OTHER 30's CLASSIC THE BLACK CAT!

A brilliant but deranged brain surgeon seeks revenge on the woman who spurned his marriage proposal in this well-performed chiller. With the help of an escaped convict, he traps the girl, her father, and her boyfriend in his Edgar Allan Poe-inspired torture chamber.

"An impressive horror yarn that borrows a Poe title but then heads off in its own direction." - Matt Brunson, Film Frenzy

"Vintage 'delicious torture'" - Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

"An enduring entertainment, especially for Lugosi fans." - Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastiquee

"Creepy, atmospheric doings headlined by Karloff and Lugosi." - Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com

"Lugosi is resplendent in his crisp formal attire as he spouts melodramatic dialogue, while Karloff skulks around trying to terrify with his crumpled countenance." - Staci Layne Wilson, Horror.com

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Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

Nov 1 to Nov 4
Friday to Monday 3:00, 5:15

Dir. Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman - 2019 - 95m

Featuring Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Brown, Don Henley, David Geffen, and Aaron Neville!

Since bursting onto the music scene in 1967, Linda Ronstadt’s extraordinary vocal range and ambition created unforgettable songs across rock, pop, country, folk ballads, American standards, classic Mexican music and soul. As the most popular female recording artist of the 1970s – with songs like “You’re No Good,” “When Will I Be Loved,” and “Blue Bayou”—Ronstadt filled huge arenas and produced an astounding eleven Platinum albums. Ronstadt was the first artist to top the Pop, Country, and R&B charts simultaneously, she won 10 GRAMMY Awards® on 26 nominations and attained a level of stardom the Tucson native never could have imagined.

In LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE, Ronstadt is our guide through growing up in Tucson singing Mexican canciones with her family; her folk days with the Stone Poneys; and her reign as the “queen of country rock” in the ‘70s and early ’80s. She was a pioneer and champion for women in the male-dominated music industry; a passionate advocate for human rights, and had a high-profile romance with California Governor Jerry Brown. Ultimately, her singing voice was stilled by illness and forced her into early retirement but her music and influence remain timeless. With moving performance footage and appearances by friends and collaborators including Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne, LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE celebrates an artist whose desire to share the music she loved, made generations of fans fall in love with her — and the sound of her voice.

"It captures the life and career of a rock 'n' roll star who never looked back, never apologized, never compromised, virtually never made a wrong move, and made it all seem effortless." - Variety

"Will delight the singer's old fans and likely make her many new ones as well." - The Hollywood Reporter

"An emotional autobiography... a fitting tribute to a woman worthy of one whether or not she thinks so." - The Wrap

"A welcome reminder of Ronstadt’s can-do-anything spirit." - Pitchfork

“Performance footage that will knock your socks off and likely sell millions more albums from her vast catalog.” - Deadline

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Loro

Nov 1 to Nov 4
Friday to Monday 7:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Paolo Sorrentino - 2019 - 158m - Italy - in Italian with English subtitles

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE GREAT ITALIAN FESTIVALS OF NEW MEXICO!

Exploding with eye-popping, extravagantly surreal set-pieces, the dazzling, daring new film from Academy Award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty) is both a wickedly subversive satire and a furious elegy for a country crumbling while its leaders enrich themselves.

Sex, drugs, power, and vice: welcome to the mid-2000s Italy of Silvio Berlusconi, the egomaniac billionaire Prime Minister who presides over an empire of scandal and corruption. Sergio (Riccardo Scamarcio) is an ambitious young hustler managing an escort service catering to the rich and powerful. Determined to move up in the world, Sergio sets his sights on the biggest client of all: Berlusconi (Toni Servillo), the disgraced, psychotically charming businessman and ex-PM currently plotting his political comeback. As Berlusconi attempts to bribe his way back to power, Sergio devises his own equally audacious scheme to win the mogul’s attention. 

"Loro feels like the work of a more mature artist." - Simon Abrams, RogerEbert.com

"Loro made me feel dirty, and I can't wait to see it again." - Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture

"There is something inherently fascinating about watching power corrupt, and "Loro" understands that, often quite perceptively." - Joey Magidson, Hollywood News

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Wrinkles The Clown

Nov 1
Friday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Michael Beach Nichols - 2019 - 78m - No Matinees

ALSO PLAYING FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15 AT THE SAME SHOW TIME!  

BONUS!  Introduction by Benjamin Radford, author of Bad Clowns, who appears in the film!

"Wrinkles the Clown is more Banksy than Bozo." - Josh Goller, Spectrum Culture

In late 2014, a low-res video of a person in a clown mask emerging from underneath a sleeping child's bed appears on YouTube. The description below the video claims that the clown is named "Wrinkles," that he lives in southwest Florida, and that he's been hired by the child's parents to frighten her for misbehaving. The video goes viral. Soon, more mysterious videos of Wrinkles scaring children appear online, along with a phone number to hire him for "behavioral services." Wrinkles becomes internet lore - a whole genre of YouTube videos of kids filming themselves calling him appears online, and over a million messages are left at the number. Voicemails range from disturbing to hilarious to terrifying: parents use the number to terrify their children, kids who are obsessive fans of creepy clowns reach out to make a new friend, children threaten to inflict wildly creative violence if he comes anywhere near them. But who is Wrinkles, and why is he doing this? With incredible access to the mastermind behind the mask, Wrinkles the Clown is a cryptic and playful exploration of these questions, as well as an inside look at myth-building and the unpredictable spread of imagination in the Internet age.  

"Comedic elements [are] key to the film, which soon delivers a twis that casts its entire portrait in a different light, causing viewers to reassess not only what they've just seen, but also their assumptions about cinematic and internet truth circa 2019." - Nick Schager, The Daily Beast

"Nichols knew how to hold my attention, Wrinkles the Clown a celebration of petrifying delights that had my guts twisted into unbreakable knots." - Sara Michelle Fetters, MovieFreak.com

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And With Him Came the West - The Story Of Wyatt Earp & Westerns Cinema!

Nov 2 to Nov 3
Saturday and Sunday 1pm only!

Dir. Mike Plante - 2019 - 77m - No Matinees

Wyatt Earp, one of the most famous lawmen and gamblers of the Old West, is the inspiration behind decades of Hollywood Westerns. This documentary, written by director Plante along with Sam Green and Tim Kirk, highlights the influence of Earp’s legacy on cinema and our perception of the wild, wild West.

"Entrancing meditation on American mythology." - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - ENCORE SCREENINGS!

Nov 5 to Nov 6
Tuesday & Wednesday 3:45, 8:15

Dir. Stanley Nelson - 2019 - 114m

Miles Davis: horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart.

The central theme of Miles Davis's life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. It made him a star. For the people who loved him most, it also made him incredibly difficult to live with. Again and again, in music and in life, Miles broke with convention—and when he thought his work came to represent a new convention, he changed it again. Miles's bold disregard for tradition, his clarity of vision, his relentless drive, and constant thirst for new experiences made him an inspiring collaborator to fellow musicians and a cultural icon to generations of listeners. It made him an innovator in music—from bebop to “cool jazz,” modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock ’n’ roll, and even hip-hop.   

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn.

"Stanley Nelson's superbly crafted documentary taps deep into the mystique of Miles Davis: his sound, stardom, and cult of personality." - Variety

“Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool paints Davis in this light—a moody, tortured artist who had a knack for picking out the best, musicians for his ensembles and pushing the boundaries of jazz and bebop with a groundbreaking, evocative sound.”  - SLUG MAGAZINE

“Stanley Nelson’s essential Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool lays out the complicated personal history and gamechanging musical revolutions of the jazz legend, and admirably tries to cover it all into a two-hour feature.” ROLLING STONE

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Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins - ENCORE SCREENINGS!

Nov 5 to Nov 6
Tuesday and Wednesday 6:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Janice Engel - 2019 - 91m - No Matinees

ALSO PLAYING TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12 TO NOVEMBER 14 !

The story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said "Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country." Molly's words have proved prescient. Now it's up to us to raise hell!

"This slick, enjoyable documentary pays tribute to the wit and wisdom of the firebrand Texas political commentator." - Dennis Harvey, Variety

"Reminds us that her particular brand of perspicacity is as vital and as necessary now as it was when she covered the 1968 Democratic Convention or watched George W. Bush rocket from the Texas governor's mansion to the White House." - Alonso Duralde, TheWrap

"Smart and entertaining, just like its subject." - Caryn James, Hollywood Reporter

"One of the greatest things that the film relates about Ivins is that she made many outsiders feel less alone, less singular." - Kenneth R. Morefield, 1More Film Blog

"12 years after her subject's death, director Janice Engel gives us ... the comprehensive cinematic portrait that Ivins and her many fans deserve." -Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail

"Sings a beautiful new psalm that will reach new disciples and renew the follower faith like a tent revival."- Kimber Myers, The Playlist

"Often hilarious and always a delight, Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins is the conversational, down-home story of the Smith College-educated Texan who found herself bouncing around the country to find her voice." - John Fink, The Film Stage

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International Fly Fishing Film Festival

Nov 7
Thursday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. various - 2019 - 100m approx - All Seats $18 - DOORS OPEN AT 6:30pm

A TROUT UNLIMITED SPONSORED EVENT! ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

Hosted by: Trout Unlimited Bosque Chapter

There will be door prizes, raffle and auction items available before the screening. The drawing will be after the screening.

All proceeds from this event will be used to support TU Bosque chapter’s childhood education and conservation programs in  New Mexico

If available, tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the event.

For information about this screening, please contact host at sethnodelman@gmail.com. For questions about IF4™ or the presentation email info@flyfilmfest.com.

“The Midnight Mission”

Producer: Capture Adventure Media, view a trailer

For fishing buddies Chris and Gilbert, watching their friend Kohler give up fly fishing is unbearable. To them this simply isn't an option. To rescue him from the slippery slope of the real world Chris and Gilbert have devised an adventure they are sure will jump start Kohler's desire to once again return to fly fishing. To help realign Kohler's priorities they've decided to lean on Chris' expertise of night fishing to introduce him to a dark world of fly fishing that he has yet to experience. If they can find a monster lurking in the dark big enough to make Kohler scream, he'll be back! The night holds many mysteries, including whether or not they can save their fishing buddy from the responsibilities of life that have slowly taken their toll. Experience their rescue mission only at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival in 2019!

 “Aniak”

Producer: Todd Moen Creative, view a trailer

The Aniak River is a 95-mile tributary of Alaska’s Kuskokwim River. Draining the Kilbuck and Kuskokwim Mountains and winding through the wild Alaskan tundra, it’s full of rainbows, dollies, grayling, sheefish, northern pike and all five species of salmon. This video by Todd Moen is a mouse skating adventure, with angler Brian O’Keefe pulling in large, heavy-shouldered leopard rainbow trout in the Alaskan backcountry. 

“Bigotry to Brook Trout”

Producer: Blue Forest Films, view a trailer

Bigotry to Brook Trout features one man’s transformation from a life of ignorance and hate to quiet solitude on the waters of northern Minnesota. Hard truth and honest self-reflection parallel the beauty of Fall brook trout in this rare display of vulnerability and acceptance. Geoff Vukelich owns his past and speaks his truth, reminding us that we have the capacity to change our lives.

“Casa De Grandes”

Producer: Burl Productions, view a trailer

“One Day”

Producer: Marc Crapo, view a trailer

Meredith McCord, Ken Tanaka and Marc Crapo meet up with the Fish Partner crew and bring us along for One Day in Iceland. Yet another zany adventure by three-time IF4 winner Marc Crapo.

 “104 Years”

Producer: InTents Media, view a trailer

“Río de Vida”

Producer: Hog Leg Fly Fishing, view a trailer

Seeking an escape from the daily grind, the Hog Leg Fly Fishing crew sets off on their latest adventure to chase wild migratory brown trout. Their adventure takes them to a remote river in an undeveloped corner of South America where there is a thriving population of truly mammoth-sized brown trout. These fish make an annual pilgrimage to this river to pass on their legacy for future generations. Follow along as the team’s journey to this place opens doors to new cultures, friendships, and lifelong memories as they catch some of the largest brown trout of their lives.

“One Path”

Producer: Ross Purnell, view a trailer

Taimen live for decades and have a reputation as the largest Salmonids on the planet. The problem is that overharvest, toxic mining practices, and roads, dams, and other encroachments have eliminated them from much of their historic habitats. When Fly Fisherman editor Ross Purnell heard about a pristine river valley in northern Mongolia that was roadless and undeveloped, he knew it would be no ordinary fishing trip. Nomadic herdsmen call it “The Temple” and due to the sacred nature of the valley, no motorized vehicle access is permitted. To get there, it would take a two-day journey by camel and horseback to reach the river. Then, a 100-mile 2-week float trip through a river valley that a few Mongolian families have used as their summer pasture for centuries. The goal was to find a place so remote, and so pristine, that the truly old fish might still be there. What Purnell found was truly legendary.

“The Road Home”

Producer: IF4 Original, view a trailer

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Black Samurai - 70s Jim Kelly ass kicker restored!

Nov 8 to Nov 9
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm

Dir. Al Adamson - 1976 - 80m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! $8 Gen / $6 Stu

New 4K restoration of the original R-rated theatrical cut!

Based on the popular series of adventure novels by Marc Olden, this low-budget karate crowd-pleaser stars Jim Kelly of ENTER THE DRAGON, BLACK BELT JONES, and THREE THE HARD WAY fame as Robert Sand, secret agent for D.R.A.G.O.N. (Defense Reserve Agency – Guardian of Nations).  When a coven of kung fu Satanists led by the evil warlock Janicot kidnaps his girlfriend, Sand – code name Black Samurai – springs into action with sword, feet, and fists-a-flying!  Directed by cult filmmaker Al Adamson, BLACK SAMURAI was a box-office hit that played theaters all over the world for over a decade before achieving further success on late-night television and home video during the 1980s and ‘90s.  Not seen on the big screen in over 30 years, don’t miss the opportunity to see the restored, uncut R-rated version of BLACK SAMURAI!

“…jaw-dropping spy thriller….makes up in sheer kitchen-sink outrageousness what it lacks in gloss.” – Video Watchdog

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Ms. Purple

Nov 8 to Nov 11
Friday to Monday 6:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Justin Chon - 2019 - 87m - No Matinees

From award-winning filmmaker Justin Chon (GOOK, 2017), MS. PURPLE is a poignant drama about sister and brother, Kasie (Tiffany Chu) and Carey (Teddy Lee), who were raised and are now seemingly stuck in Koreatown. Abandoned by their mother and brought up by their father, the siblings continue to struggle with profound emotional wounds from the difficulty of the parental dynamic. Now, with their father on his death bed, the estranged Carey comes home to help Kasie care for him. Old ties are renewed and a relationship restored in this vibrant, deeply affecting portrait of Asian American siblinghood in Los Angeles.. 

"Each layer is so beautifully, subtly explored, you can get lost in the characters' emotions or just be swept away by Ante Cheng's cinematography, which graciously soaks in the street and neons light of Los Angeles." - THE WRAP

"It's a ripe topic." - INDIEWIRE 

"Amazing." - THE LUMINOUS LANDSCAPE 

"It's often the moments in between Chon's loudest notes that make the best impression in "Ms. Purple," a striking character study on the responsibilities of family, and the importance of sticking around." - ROGEREBERT.COM

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Send Me To The Clouds

Nov 8 to Nov 11
Friday to Monday 4pm, 8:15

Dir. Teng Congcong - 2019 - 99m - China - In Chinese with English subtitles

Diagnosed with ovarian cancer, iron-willed journalist Sheng Nan (“Surpass Men” in Chinese) is pressured to make a quick fortune and find mindblowing sex before the costly surgery numbs her senses. Taking on a businessman’s biography writing job, she hikes into the misty mountains, where a chain of outbursts with her dysfunctional family, grumpy client, misogynistic co-worker and dreamlike romantic interest hilariously unfold. As deeply moving as it is luminously witty, writer-director Teng Congcong’s debut waltzes across the bitterness swallowed by her generation of women born under China’s One Child Policy, unprecedentedly burdened to “surpass men” while trying not to be “leftover women” at the same time. Saluting the 18th-century Chinese literature classic Dream of the Red Chamber in its title, the enchanting gem refreshes the novel's transcendent contemplation on desire, death and womanhood from a modern cinematic perspective. 

"...the arresting debut of Chinese writer/director Teng Congcong...This contemplative film is beautifully shot, set in a stunning landscape surrounded by fog and greenery and ancient stone steps. But it’s Yao’s soulful and stirring performance as a complex woman struggling to understand herself — and life itself — that anchors “Send Me to the Clouds,” allowing it to truly soar." — Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times

"A Chinese 'leftover woman' is the heroine of an engaging and entertaining pro-feminist dramedy...Teng’s fine-tuned direction and Yao’s spot-on performance combine impressively to maintain Sheng Nan’s dignity and deepen viewers’ sympathy even as she stumbles, blunders and suffers embarrassment in her pursuit of satisfaction. The film’s most powerful message, especially for local audiences, is that women should be able to seek sex without shame...“Clouds” is very well served by the smooth visuals of top-notch DP Jong Lin (“Eat Drink Man Woman”), astute editing by Zhang Yifan (“The Sun Also Rises”) and eye-catching decor by veteran production designer and director Xie Fei (“The Women From the Lake of Scented Souls”). All other craft credits are first-class." — Richard Kuipers, Variety

"One of the most original, moving, subtly funny, and disarmingly entertaining foreign language films of the year...A multi-layered, keenly perceptive, and admirably uncompromised look at growing old and staying single from a female perspective in a country where women have been perpetually undervalued, Send Me to the Clouds has rich cultural specificity but enough universal themes that it could be remade in any country...speaks volumes to the human condition around the world...It’s not a happy film or a depressing one. There’s anger and criticism to be found, but it’s not a movie built upon rage...Like the best films, it’s like watching moments from one’s own life played back for them." — Andrew Parker, The Gate

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Solace: The Wisdom of the Dying

Nov 9
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Camille Adair - 2008 - 84m - No Matinees

AS PART OF THE BEFORE I DIE NM CITY WIDE FESTIVAL!  CHECK OUT THEIR TRAILER BY CLICKING HERE!

Based on Camille Adair’s intimate experiences with people facing the end of their lives. As a hospice nurse, Camille has worked closely with patients, families, hospitals, cancer treatment centers and many healthcare professionals to address the needs of dying people as well as the needs of the healthcare community in being able to integrate the end of ones life as a natural and sacred human process rather than as a medical failure. SOLACE not only offers a rich blend of perspectives from experts, such as authors Stephen and Ondrea Levine, Roshi Joan Halifax, Larry and Barbara Dossey, but also the practical and authentic wisdom born from everyday people facing their mortality.

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The Princess Bride

Nov 10
Sunday 1 p.m.

Dir. Rob Reiner - 1987 - 98m - All Seats $8

Back on the big screen, a beloved one & a great visualization of this romantic fable!

A NEW MEXICO ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE 80s MATINEE SPECIAL!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

Using a storytelling framework, avuncular Grandpa (Peter Falk) gradually seduces his skeptical grandson (Fred Savage) into the absurd, irresistible melodrama of the title story. And what a story: a lowly stable boy, Westley (Cary Elwes), pledges his love to the beautiful Buttercup (Robin Wright), only to be abducted and reportedly killed by pirates while Buttercup is betrothed to the evil Prince Humperdinck. Even as Buttercup herself is kidnapped by a giant, a scheming criminal mastermind, and a master Spanish swordsman, a mysterious masked pirate (could it be Westley?) follows in pursuit. As they sail toward the Cliffs of Insanity... The wild and woolly arcs of the story, the sudden twists of fate, and, above all, the cartoon-scaled characters all work because of Goldman's very funny script, Reiner's confident direction, and a terrific cast. Elwes and Wright, both sporting their best English accents, juggle romantic fervor and physical slapstick effortlessly, while supporting roles boast Mandy Patinkin (the swordsman Inigo Montoya), Wallace Shawn (the incredulous schemer Vizzini), and Christopher Guest (evil Count Rugen) with brief but funny cameos from Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, and Peter Cook.

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Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins - ENCORE SCREENINGS!

Nov 12 to Nov 14
Tuesday to Thursday 6:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Janice Engel - 2019 - 91m - No Matinees

The story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said "Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country." Molly's words have proved prescient. Now it's up to us to raise hell!

"This slick, enjoyable documentary pays tribute to the wit and wisdom of the firebrand Texas political commentator." - Dennis Harvey, Variety

"Reminds us that her particular brand of perspicacity is as vital and as necessary now as it was when she covered the 1968 Democratic Convention or watched George W. Bush rocket from the Texas governor's mansion to the White House." - Alonso Duralde, TheWrap

"Smart and entertaining, just like its subject." - Caryn James, Hollywood Reporter

"One of the greatest things that the film relates about Ivins is that she made many outsiders feel less alone, less singular." - Kenneth R. Morefield, 1More Film Blog

"12 years after her subject's death, director Janice Engel gives us ... the comprehensive cinematic portrait that Ivins and her many fans deserve." -Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail

"Sings a beautiful new psalm that will reach new disciples and renew the follower faith like a tent revival."- Kimber Myers, The Playlist

"Often hilarious and always a delight, Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins is the conversational, down-home story of the Smith College-educated Texan who found herself bouncing around the country to find her voice." - John Fink, The Film Stage

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Mister America

Nov 15 to Nov 18
Friday to Monday

Dir. Eric Notarnicola - 2019 - 86m

MISTER AMERICA follows Tim Heidecker's delusional attempt to enter the world of politics. After beating a murder charge for selling faulty e-cigarettes at an EDM festival, Tim seeks revenge by running an absurd campaign to unseat the San Bernardino District Attorney. Fueled by ego and ignorance, he tries to surmount a lack of experience, funds and likeability by personally connecting with unsuspecting constituents. It does not go well.

"This ever-growing mythology is impressive, creating a satirical monster that continues to grow more and more tentacles while cleverly lambasting one topic after another." - Adam Patterson, Film Pulse

"If nothing else, Mister America cements Tim Heidecker as one of our more unique and uncompromising comic visionaries." - Nicholas Laskin, The Playlist

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Wrinkles The Clown

Nov 15
Friday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Michael Beach Nichols - 2019 - 78m - No Matinees

BONUS!  Introduction by Benjamin Radford, author of Bad Clowns, who appears in the film!

"Wrinkles the Clown is more Banksy than Bozo." - Josh Goller, Spectrum Culture

In late 2014, a low-res video of a person in a clown mask emerging from underneath a sleeping child's bed appears on YouTube. The description below the video claims that the clown is named "Wrinkles," that he lives in southwest Florida, and that he's been hired by the child's parents to frighten her for misbehaving. The video goes viral. Soon, more mysterious videos of Wrinkles scaring children appear online, along with a phone number to hire him for "behavioral services." Wrinkles becomes internet lore - a whole genre of YouTube videos of kids filming themselves calling him appears online, and over a million messages are left at the number. Voicemails range from disturbing to hilarious to terrifying: parents use the number to terrify their children, kids who are obsessive fans of creepy clowns reach out to make a new friend, children threaten to inflict wildly creative violence if he comes anywhere near them. But who is Wrinkles, and why is he doing this? With incredible access to the mastermind behind the mask, Wrinkles the Clown is a cryptic and playful exploration of these questions, as well as an inside look at myth-building and the unpredictable spread of imagination in the Internet age.  

"Comedic elements [are] key to the film, which soon delivers a twis that casts its entire portrait in a different light, causing viewers to reassess not only what they've just seen, but also their assumptions about cinematic and internet truth circa 2019." - Nick Schager, The Daily Beast

"Nichols knew how to hold my attention, Wrinkles the Clown a celebration of petrifying delights that had my guts twisted into unbreakable knots." - Sara Michelle Fetters, MovieFreak.com

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Gift

Nov 19 to Nov 21
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Robin McKenna - 2019 - 90m

ALSO PLAYING TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26 TO THURSDAY NOVEMBER 28

Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved classic The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World, GIFT is a richly cinematic film, interweaving character?driven stories. On North America’s Pacific Northwest Coast, a young Indigenous artist and carver undertakes the elaborate preparations for a potlatch – to make a name for himself by giving everything away. In Rome, Italy, a factory occupied by migrant families is transformed into a living museum, protected by a barricade of art : a model of resistance, and an invaluable gift. In the pirate utopia of Burning Man, a mutant bumblebee art car distributes honey in a post-­apocalyptic desert landscape. Meanwhile, in Auckland, New Zealand, artist Lee Mingwei prepares to launch Sonic Blossom – a “transformative gift” of song.

GIFT is a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. Exploring the parallels between artists’ work and a gift economy, it’s a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we “labour in service of our gifts”, and a celebration of the imagination.

"At a time when art is relentlessly commercialized and commodified, Robin McKenna's "Gift" provides a gentle and welcome reminder of other values." - A.O. Scott, New York Times

"A call to action to bolster the transformative power of gifting globally, McKenna’s film is a much needed meditation on the role of sharing in the world today." - Creative Commons

"Stunning" - National Gallery of Australia

"Marvelous and inspiring" - Lewis Hyde, author of The Gift 

“GIFT presents us with a rare opportunity to escape the relentless logic of the market and to reclaim a little bit of our human freedom.” - -Le Devoir

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GLAS Presents: Animation Next

Nov 19 to Nov 21
Tuesday to Thursday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. various - 2019 - 90m - No Matinees

The best-of-the-best from the groundbreaking annual GLAS Animation Festival in Berkeley, CA. Showcasing seven bold new shorts from the newest generation to redefine what’s possible in the medium, ANIMATION NEXT takes you on a prismatic journey ranging from subterranean nightmares to sun-soaked coming of age stories — each exploring themes that most grip the modern world.  

I’m Going Out for Cigarettes - Directed by Osman Cerfon

Jonathan, twelve years old, lives with his sister, his mother and also some men. They all have the same face and nest in closets, drawers, TV set…

Bloeistraat 11 - Directed by Nienke Deutz

Inseparable best friends spend their last summer holiday of childhood amusing themselves around the house. As summer progresses their bodies start to morph and shift and an awkwardness descends on their friendship. Puberty seems determined to interrupt their bond.

Fest - Directed by Nikita Diakur

Puppets on strings rave, eat and fly.

The Night of the Plastic Bags - Directed by Gabriel Harel

Agathe, 39, has but one obsession: to have a child. She finds her ex, Marc-Antoine, a DJ, mixing techno in Marseille. As she tries to talk him into getting back together, plastic bags come to life and attack the city.

Slug Life - Directed by Sophie Koko Gate

We follow a day in the life of Tanya, a curious woman who has developed a taste for non human lovers.

Clemence’s Afternoon - Directed by Lénaïg Le Moigne

Clemence and her parents participate to a big country picnic. Arriving late, Clemence joins the other children who are already playing away from adults, but everything does not happen in the good mood expected.

Acid Rain - Directed by Tomkek Popakul
After running away from her depressing village in eastern Europe, a teenage girl meets a new friend under a bridge.

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A Bigger Splash: A New Restoration of the 70s David Hockney doc!

Nov 22 to Nov 25
Friday to Monday 6:15pm only!

Dir. Jack Hazan - 1973 - 106m - No Matinees

"One of the finest films I've seen about an artist and his work." - Martin Scorsese

An intimate and innovative film about English-born, often California-based artist David Hockney and his work, honoring its subject through creative risk-taking.  Hazan creates an improvisatory narrative-nonfiction hybrid featuring Hockney, a wary participant, as well as his circle of friends, capturing the agonized end of the lingering affair between Hockney and his muse, an American artist named Peter Schlesinger. The result is at once a time capsule of hedonistic gay life in the 1970s, an honest-yet-tender depiction of gay male romance that dispenses with the then-current narratives of self-hatred and self-pity, an invaluable view of art history in action, and a record of artistic creation that is itself a work of art.

"A too-little-seen masterpiece of queer cinema, ‘A Bigger Splash’ honors Hockney and his mesmerizing work with a portrait of the artist worthy of his creative genius.” - Jude Dry, IndieWire

“An intimate portrait of David Hockney and his friends and lovers in the early 1970s, almost each frame a vibrant picture of a time, place, and sensibility in the arts.” - Andy Humm, Gay City News 

"Best film of the year. Outstanding for its nearly perfect stylistic recreation of the deceptively placid surfaces of the painter's canvases, as well as in conveying the humour, irony, and theatricality which go to make up Hockney's sensibility. No film I have seen this year has left me with quite so many vivid visual images to cherish." - Jack Babuscio, Gay News

“A landmark of queer cinema.” - Leo Allanach, The Advocate 

“An important flashpoint in the history of LGBT cinema. ‘A Bigger Splash’ finds intimacy in the space between life and art.” - Wes Greene, Slant Magazine 

“A time capsule of hedonistic gay life in the 70s, an honest-yet-tender depicting of gay male romance that dispenses with the then-current narratives of self-hatred and self-pity.” - Nicole DeMarco, i-D 

“Hot, heavy, and romantic. 'A Bigger Splash' is a rare film from the era that represents both gay love and gay sex.” - Justine Smith, Hyperallergic 

"A synthesis of documentary, cinema verite and psychodrama that's entirely original." - Derek Malcolm, Arts Guardian

“Among the most strikingly original films on a modern artist.” - Philip French, The Guardian

“An invaluable view of art history in action, and a record of artistic creation that is itself a work of art.” - Mark Johnson, Gay Star News 

“A seminal cinematic portrait of David Hockney…true to Hockney’s now-iconic form.” - Samuel Anderson, V Magazine 

“Truer than the truth…a valuable record of a world now vanished.” - Vincent Dowd, BBC News 

“At once precise and dream like. Through Hazan's use of imaginative camera set ups and his contempt for the traditional unfocussed backgrounds, the film acquires a visual solidity and strength, maintaining a genuinely surreal insight into the merging worlds of internal fantasy and external 'reality'...Art imitates life and life imitates art. In the film the two are an organic whole, inseparable elements of an individual consciousness." - Margaret Tarratt, Films and Filming

“Restored down to the last ripple, like Hockney himself, hale and fruitful at the age of eighty-one, the film has weathered well.” - Anthony Lane, The New Yorker 

"Beautiful to behold." - Melissa Anderson, Artforum

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The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

Nov 22 to Nov 25
Friday to Monday 4:15, 8:30

Dir. Alison Reid - 2019 - 83m - Canada

In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild.  In THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES Anne (now 85) retraces her steps, and with letters and stunning, original 16mm film footage offers an intimate window into her life as a young woman, juxtaposed with a first hand look at the devastating reality that giraffes are facing today. Both the world’s first ‘giraffologist’, whose research findings ultimately became the foundation for many scientists following in her footsteps, and the species she loves have each experienced triumphs as well as setbacks. THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES gives us a moving perspective on both.

"Alison Reid deserves high praise for fine storytelling, combining ecology and social-justice issues while focusing on a woman ahead of her times, whose ambitions were thwarted by institutional sexism." - Bruce DeMara, Toronto Star

"The film is a triumph and inspiration." - Steven Prokopy, Third Coast Review

"The Woman Who Loves Giraffes shows the important scientific contributions and fascinating life of a giraffe-loving feminist pioneer." - Gillian Anderson, The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

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Lash of The Penitentes

Nov 23
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Roland Price & Harry Revier - 1936 - 70m - All Seats $8

A CITY ON THE EDGE PODCAST special of the 1936 New Mexploitation "Classic"! 

A pre-code thriller based on the real-life murder of journalist Carl Taylor in Cedar Crest, New Mexico. Film showing and live-podcast taping. Learn the true story behind this terrible but fascinating film! 

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Greener Grass

Nov 29 to Dec 2
Friday to Monday

Dir. Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe - 2019 - 97m

"A movie that's not only immediately destined for cult status - it's the rare movie that truly earns it." - Geoff Berkshire, Los Angeles Times

In a day-glo-colored, bizarro version of suburbia where adults wear braces on their already-straight teeth, everyone drives golf carts, and children magically turn into golden retrievers, soccer moms and best friends Jill (Jocelyn DeBoer) and Lisa (Dawn Luebbe) are locked in a passive aggressive battle-of-the-wills that takes a turn into the sinister when Lisa begins systematically taking over every aspect of Jill’s life—starting with her newborn daughter. Meanwhile, a psycho yoga teacher killer is on the loose, Jill’s husband (Beck Bennett) has developed a curious taste for pool water, and Lisa is pregnant with a soccer ball. That’s just the tip of the gloriously weird iceberg that is the feature debut from writers-directors Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, a hilariously demented, Stepford Wives-on-acid satire destined to be an instant cult classic.

"As enticing as it is bizarre, and even if you don't immediately find yourself frolicking amidst its braces-wearing populace, give it time: you'll eventually be lured in by their take on suburban normal." - Anne T. Donahue, Globe and Mail

"It's gloriously nonsensical - and yet, it reverberates with eerie truth." - Andee Tagle, NPR

"The repetition can start to feel overdone, but the best jokes are acutely-crafted and sold with impressive deadpan by DeBoer, Carden and Bennett." - Elizabeth Weitzman, TheWrap

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Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer!

Nov 29 to Dec 2
Friday to Monday

Dir. Mark Landsman - 2019

Sex! Gossip! Scandal! For over 60 years, the National Enquirer has pumped out salacious, shocking stories, stretching the limits of journalism and blurring the lines between truth and fiction. SCANDALOUS is the sensational true story of the most infamous tabloid in US history, a wild, probing look at how one newspaper's prescient grasp of its' readers darkest curiosities led it to massive profits and influence. From its coverage of Elvis's death, to Monica Lewinsky and the O.J. Simpson murder trial, the National Enquirer rattled the foundations of American culture and politics, sometimes allegedly using payoffs and blackmail to get its scoops. With rare archival footage and revelations as wild as National Enquirer headlines themselves, SCANDALOUS examines our obsession with the rich, famous and powerful, and the tabloid that has fed those obsessions for generations of Americans.

"The story of the National Enquirer comes to life in Scandalous, a vibrant true Hollywood story that pulls numerous twists and turns." - Kristen Lopez, Culturess

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