Coming Soon

LEVI & PRESTON: Late Night Adult Deaf Comedy

Feb 13
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Levi Anderson - NOW - 90m approx - ALL SEATS $10 - VOICE OVER INTERPRETER PROVIDED

AN ANDERSON PRODUCTIONS PRESENTATION!

Preston and Levi have come up with a show that will have you laughing your ass off!  It's all about life ... all the crazy stories may or may not be true.  You be the judge.  DON'T MISS IT!

ANY QUESTIONS CONTACT LEVI AT soreheal@gmail.com, (505)615-7181 (text)

LEVI & PRESTON:  Late Night Adult  Deaf Comedy poster

Sid & Nancy - A Special Valentine's Day Treat!

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

Dir. Alex Cox - 1986 - 113m - No Matinees

BONUS!  SPECIAL VIDEO INTRODUCTION BY THE DIRECTOR ALEX COX ESPECIALLY MADE FOR OUR SCREENINGS!

LOVE KILLS!

Punk rock's first great embodiment of the motto "live fast and die young," Sid Vicious joined The Sex Pistols when they were already established as the most controversial rock band in British history; and it soon became apparent that he couldn't play his instrument, had a magnetic attraction to chaos, and possessed a dangerous thirst for booze, drugs, and violence. Sid & Nancy opens shortly after Sid (Gary Oldman) joined the band, when he meets an obnoxious American punk groupie named Nancy Spungen (Chloe Webb). Nancy claims that she can get drugs, and Sid naively gives her his money. Nancy doesn't show up with the goods, but when Sid runs into her a few days later, she has a tall tale about getting ripped off - and Sid sympathizes with her. Before long, Sid and Nancy have fallen in love, and while they argue with uncommon vehemence, they also depend completely on each other. When The Sex Pistols break up, Sid has few prospects and an increasingly voracious appetite for heroin, and Nancy's attempts to "manage" his career only hasten his downhill slide. Former Clash leader Joe Strummer wrote the film's theme song, "Love Kills," and The Pogues, The Circle Jerks, and Pray for Rain contributed to the soundtrack.

“[Cox] and his actors pull off the neat trick of creating a movie full of noise and fury, and telling a meticulous story right in the middle of it.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

View Trailer

Sid & Nancy - A Special Valentine's Day Treat! poster

Nostalgic Junk - an A/V haunt live and not live!

Feb 15
Monday 6:30, 8:30

Dir. Michelle Mellor, Jenette Isaacson, Chris Woodworth - NOW! - 60m approx - All Seats $7

A Basement Films supported project featuring work by members of Basement Films and a Guild Cinema human being!

Come be the apparatus of projected thought and light where the boundaries of memory are unclear and messy. An evening of multimedia performances by JENETTE ISAACSON, MICHELLE MELLOR, CHRIS WOODWORTH, BETH HANSEN AND sleepdepth!

Piece 1 - Sleeplessness in an environment of nostalgia.  A meditative snapshot of a woman in a motel room.  Performance by Jenette Isaacson

Piece 2 - It feels like half of you is stuck somewhere else and the other half is straining forward. A weaving of shared memories reflecting on the minds earliest recollections. Music by Beth Hansen.  Images by Michelle Mellor.

Piece 3 - The visual imprint of pure thought abounds right out of the mind onto static and moving celluloid.  An abundance of overcompensation through childhood parties and familial gatherings… these are divorced memories.  Thoughtography by Chris Serios

Nostalgic Junk - an A/V haunt live and not live! poster

The 2016 New Mexico Italian Film Festival

Feb 16 to Feb 21
Tuesday to Sunday

2016 - An Italian Festivals of New Mexico Presentation

A UNM CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL BENEFIT!  For a full schedule of events & screenings plus links to purchase tickets, visit here.

The NM Italian Film & Culture Festival has been delighting audiences and gathering fans since 2007 when its founder, Ronaldo Patrizio-Steiner staged a four-day celebration of Italian cinema as a benefit for the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital. That first festival featured 12 films and a buffet. It was declared a huge success both as an artistic and a fundraising endeavor. It became Ronaldo’s passion and his annual gift to the community. When Ronaldo moved out of state after the 2012 festival, he left it in the hands of Italian Festivals of New Mexico, the non-profit organization he had established in 2010. Members of that organization, all volunteers dedicated to the cause of the Children’s Hospital and to showcasing Italian cinema and culture in New Mexico, stepped forward to continue the tradition. Thanks to those volunteers and to the enthusiastic and enduring support of our patrons and sponsors, the festival has become the largest, most significant Italian event in the state.

Now in its 9th year, the 2016 NM Italian Film & Culture Festival brings to The Land of Enchantment another strong line-up of recent, award-winning and highly-acclaimed Italian films in their local premieres. All films are in Italian with English subtitles and include a great mix of genres, from comedy to drama to romance. You don’t have to be Italian to enjoy this unique opportunity to explore contemporary Italy through the eyes and insights of celebrated Italian filmmakers. Join us!

AT THE GUILD CINEMA - 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 16 at 7pm - TI RECORDI DI MI? (REMEMBER ME?) 

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17 at 7pm - LA MIA CLASSE (MY CLASS)

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18 at 7pm - LA SCOPERTA DELL'ALBA (DISCOVERY AT DAWN)

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19 at 7pm - LA MAFIA UCCIDE SOLO D'ESTATE (THE MAFIA ONLY KILLS IN THE SUMMER) - **SOLD OUT!!**

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20 at 2:30pm - UNO SU DUE (ONE OUT OF TWO)

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20 at 7pm - VIAGGIO SOLO (A FIVE STAR LIFE)

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21 at 3:30pm - VIVA LA LIBERTA (LONG LIVE FREEDOM)

The 2016 New Mexico Italian Film Festival poster

The Lost Boys - the original 1987 hit!

Feb 19 to Feb 20
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm

Dir. Joel Schumacher - 1987 - 97m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation! $8 general / $6 students with i.d.s

SPECIAL DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF LOBO ANIME AND COMICS & BUBONICON 48!!

In this hit '80s hybrid of the horror movie and the teen flick, a single mom and her two sons become involved with a pack of vampires when they move into an offbeat Northern California town. Lucy (Dianne Wiest) and her sons, Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim), move to Santa Carla to live with Lucy's lovable but curmudgeonly father (Barnard Hughes). Lucy gets a job from video-store owner Max (Edward Herrmann), then begins dating him, while Sam hangs out with Edward and Alan Frog (Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander), a pair of vampire-obsessed comic-shop clerks. Soon Michael falls in with some actual vampires after becoming enamored of one of their victims: Star (Jami Gertz), a gypsy-like vixen who is trying to hold on to her humanity even though vampire leader David (Kiefer Sutherland) wants to play Peter Pan to her Wendy. When Michael visits the cavernous hangout of David and his cronies and unwittingly drinks from a wine bottle full of vampiric blood, he becomes an unwilling member of the bloodsucker biker gang. Soon, it's up to Sam and the Frog brothers to destroy David and his ilk without killing Michael and Star. Shot on location in the coastal California town of Santa Cruz and directed by Hollywood pro Joel Schumacher, The Lost Boys became a pop-culture phenomenon thanks to its attractive young stars, offbeat soundtrack, and hip, clever marketing campaign. The film's tagline -- "Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire." -- perfectly captured its knowing mixture of attitude and gore. The effects team who transformed Sutherland and company into snarling bloodsuckers would go on to provide equally gruesome effects for Blade, another revisionist vampire flick, more than a decade later!

“Heady, cutting-edge vampire stuff. Mind you, it's also very tongue-in-cheek. So watch out for those fangs, gang.” - Roger Hurlburt, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

View Trailer

The Lost Boys - the original 1987 hit! poster

Labyrinth - In honor of Mr. David Bowie & Mr. Jim Henson!

Feb 21
Sunday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Jim Henson - 1986 - 101m - No matinees

CO-PRESENTED BY BUBONICON 48!! 

ALSO PLAYING SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27 AT 10:30PM!  

Sarah (a teenage Jennifer Connelly) rehearses the role of a fairy-tale queen, performing for her stuffed animals. She is about to discover that the time has come to leave her childhood behind. In real life she has to baby-sit her brother and contend with parents who don't understand her at all. Her petulance leads her to call the goblins to take the baby away, but when they actually do, she realizes her responsibility to rescue him. Sarah negotiates the Labyrinth to reach the City of the Goblins and the castle of their king. The king is the only other human in the film and is played by a glam-rocking David Bowie, who performs five of his songs. The rest of the cast are puppets, a wonderful array of Jim Henson's imaginative masterpieces. Henson gives credit to children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, and the creatures in the movie will remind Sendak fans of his drawings. The castle of the king is a living M.C. Escher set that adults will enjoy. The film combines the highest standards of art, costume, and set decoration.

“If, like most of its fans who caught up with the film through VHS and afternoon television airings on the ABC, then seeing it on the big screen will surely rank as one of the most eye-opening, fantastical experiences of the year.” - Glenn Dunks, Trespass

“A real masterpiece of puppetry and special effects, an absolutely gorgeous children's fantasy movie.” - Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

“A remarkable achievement.” - Nina Darnton, New York Times

“An innovative mix of sophisticated puppetry and special effects, Labyrinth has all the components of classic myth.” - Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

View Trailer

Labyrinth - In honor of Mr. David Bowie & Mr. Jim Henson! poster

Anesthesia

Feb 22 to Feb 25
Monday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Tim Blake Nelson - 2015 - 90m - No Matinees

A snowy New York City night, a beloved teacher, a shocking crime: this provocative drama pieces together the puzzle of a man’s life just before it changes forever. While on his way home one evening, Walter Zarrow (Sam Waterston), a popular Columbia University philosophy professor, is violently attacked on the street. Flash back one week, as actor-director Tim Blake Nelson traces the domino effect of events that led up to this seemingly senseless assault. Along the way, hidden connections between a seemingly disparate group of people—including a self-destructive student (Kristen Stewart), a hard-drinking suburban housewife (Gretchen Mol), and a desperate junkie (K. Todd Freeman)—emerge, forming a complex, engrossing mosaic of lost souls united by tragedy. The stellar ensemble cast includes Glenn Close and Michael K. Williams.

“A finely acted, tender drama. 'Anesthesia' comes from the heart, as few films do these days.” — David D’Arcy, Screen International

“EMOTIONAL, CAPTIVATING, AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING. Stewart exposes herself in a deeply personal and touching manner. Part love letter to New York, part meditation on the difficulties of city life.” — Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist

“May be Kristen Stewart’s best performance yet.” — Casey Cipriani, Indiewire

“RIVETING. A strong ensemble of interlocking lives. This film demands to be taken very seriously.” — Dan Callahan, The Wrap

View Trailer

Anesthesia poster

Rams

Feb 22 to Feb 25
Monday to Thursday 4:00, 8:00

Dir. GriĀ­mur Hakonarson - 2016 - 93m - Iceland - In Icelandic with English subtitles

Cannes’ Un Certain Regard winner and Best Narrative Feature at the Hampton's Film Festival!  Iceland’s official submission to compete for a Foreign-language Oscar nomination! 

In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi’s sheep, the entire valley comes under threat. The authorities decide to cull all the animals in the area to contain the outbreak. This is a near death sentence for the farmers, whose sheep are their main source of income, and many abandon their land. But Gummi and Kiddi don’t give up so easily – and each brother tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by using his rifle and Gummi by using his wits. As the authorities close in, the brothers will need to come together to save the special breed passed down for generations, and themselves, from extinction.

“A touching humanist drama set in a remote farming valley where two estranged brothers must come together to save what's dearest to them: their sheep.” - Alissa Simon, Variety

“A small story about two old estranged brothers and their animals gently morphs from gentle near-absurdist comedy to something close to tragedy.” - Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

View Trailer

Rams poster

Aferim!

Feb 26 to Feb 29
Friday to Monday 3:45, 8pm

Dir. Radu Jude - 2015 - 106m - Romania/Bulgaria/Czech Republic - In Romanian with English subtitles

Eastern Europe, 1835. Two riders cross a barren landscape in the middle of Wallachia. They are the gendarme Costandin and his son. Together they are searching for a gypsy slave who has run away from his nobleman master and is suspected of having an affair with the noble's wife. While the unflappable Costandin comments on every situation with a cheery aphorism, his son takes a more contemplative view of the world. On their odyssey they encounter people of different nationalities and beliefs: Turks and Russians, Christians and Jews, Romanians and Hungarians. Each harbors prejudices against the others which have been passed down from generation to generation. And even when the slave Carfin is found, the adventure is far from over...

“An exceptional, deeply intelligent gaze into a key historical period, done with wit as well as anger...unquestionably, Aferim! is made with the intelligent arthouse consumer in mind...Especially striking is ace lenser Marius Panduru’s terrific 35mm black- and- white visuals, keenly attentive to a sense of tone and reminiscent at times of 19th- century photographs.” – Jay Weissberg, Variety 

“You’ve never seen a period movie quite like AFERIM!” - indiewire

“Thematically fascinating and visually impeccable...solidifies Romanian cinema as one of the most exciting and innovative currents in Europe.” - Sydney's Buzz 

View Trailer

Aferim! poster

Dreams Rewired

Feb 26 to Feb 29
Friday to Monday 6pm

Dir. Manu Luksch, Martin Reinhart and Thomas Tode - 2015 - 85m - No Matinees

Every age thinks it's the modern age... but this one really is new: a time of always-on connectivity, ubiquitous computing, and the acceleration of everything. With the current super-abundance of information, our own age couldn't be more different from those that came before... or could it?

Tilda Swinton’s voiceover and a treasure trove of archival footage films culled from the 1880s to the 1930s—much of it rare or previously unseen—combine to trace contemporary appetites and anxieties back to the birth of the telephone, television and cinema. Dreams Rewired shows the ways that the social convulsions of today’s hyper-mediated world were already prefigured over 100 years ago, during the electric media boom of the late 19th-century.

An amazing combination of scientific, dramatic, educational, erotic, experimental, and political films, Dreams Rewired forges a cross-generational connection between contemporary viewers and our idealistic fore-bearers.

"Features an intricately crafted voice-over by Tilda Swinton, melding together historic fact and contemporary theories." —Screen International

"A media-archaeological account of the intertwined histories of visionary technologies, communication cultures, and cinema."—University of Amsterdam Association of Moving Image Archivists

“A remarkably timely, compelling and revelatory exploration of the obscured origins of the full spectrum media environment we all inhabit; a work that learns from the past [to] inform and illuminate current and ever more pressing concerns.” —Gareth Evans, Whitechapel Gallery

View Trailer

Dreams Rewired poster

Durant's Never Closes

Feb 26
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Travis Mills - 2016 - 85m - All Seats $8

Starring Tom Sizemore, Peter Bogdanovich, Michelle Stafford and Jon Gries!

Jack Durant was a restaurateur, ladies man, and mysterious gentleman who maintained many connections to the mafia. From the backwoods of Tennessee to the world of Vegas at the time of Bugsy and finally as the owner of his famous steakhouse, Durant is a legend and dynamic character, at once charming, powerful and dangerous. This film tells his story during one day at his restaurant.

This film is based on the works of Mabel Leo and Terry Earp about the infamous Jack Durant.

View Trailer

Durant's Never Closes poster

Facets Kids Vol. 2 - EMBRACING DIFFERENCES!

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

Dir. various - 2015 - 93m - Mom's Matinee presents more movie festivals for the whole family! Still only a $5 admission too!

We’re all different. Some of us are tall, some short. Some dance to hip-hop while others prefer Irish step. Embracing our differences illuminates what make us unique, and the ways we can use our differences to bring us closer together. These films hail from an assortment of countries, from the USA all the way to Australia, and have a lot to teach us about embracing what makes us, well, us! Kids of all ages will discover what it means to accept and love each of our differences as they delve into the diverse people, cultures, and stories that make up our world. 

(Ex)Changed (Angad Singh, USA, 2011, 19 mins.)

A Tree & a Flower (Tomoko Oguchi, USA, 2010, 5 mins.)

Au Coeur Del'hiver (Isabelle Favez, Switzerland, 2012, 7 mins.)

Brushstrokes (Ken Kimmelman, USA, 1990, 5 mins.)

Frogs, Toads & Love (Barbara Parks/Maggie Kraisamutr, USA, 2006, 3 mins.)

Left-Handed (Baoqi Ye, Canada, 2002, 10 mins.)

Play Lunch (Cassandra Nguyen, Australia, 2011, 9 mins.)

My Name Is Tuan (Nguyen-Anh Nguyen, Canada, 2008, 6 mins.)

The Stubborn Mule & the Remote Control (Helio Villela Nunes, Brazil, 2010, 15 mins.)

Tomboy (Barb Taylor, Canada, 2008, 13 mins.).

Facets Kids Vol. 2 - EMBRACING DIFFERENCES! poster

Labyrinth - In honor of Mr. David Bowie & Mr. Jim Henson!

Feb 27
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jim Henson - 1986 - 101m - No Matinees

CO-PRESENTED BY BUBONICON 48!!  BONUS:  A SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION ARTIST POSTER WILL BE FOR SALE BY LOCAL GOOD MAN JON SANCHEZ!  

Sarah (a teenage Jennifer Connelly) rehearses the role of a fairy-tale queen, performing for her stuffed animals. She is about to discover that the time has come to leave her childhood behind. In real life she has to baby-sit her brother and contend with parents who don't understand her at all. Her petulance leads her to call the goblins to take the baby away, but when they actually do, she realizes her responsibility to rescue him. Sarah negotiates the Labyrinth to reach the City of the Goblins and the castle of their king. The king is the only other human in the film and is played by a glam-rocking David Bowie, who performs five of his songs. The rest of the cast are puppets, a wonderful array of Jim Henson's imaginative masterpieces. Henson gives credit to children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, and the creatures in the movie will remind Sendak fans of his drawings. The castle of the king is a living M.C. Escher set that adults will enjoy. The film combines the highest standards of art, costume, and set decoration.

“If, like most of its fans who caught up with the film through VHS and afternoon television airings on the ABC, then seeing it on the big screen will surely rank as one of the most eye-opening, fantastical experiences of the year.” - Glenn Dunks, Trespass

“A real masterpiece of puppetry and special effects, an absolutely gorgeous children's fantasy movie.” - Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

“A remarkable achievement.” - Nina Darnton, New York Times

“An innovative mix of sophisticated puppetry and special effects, Labyrinth has all the components of classic myth.” - Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

View Trailer

Labyrinth - In honor of Mr. David Bowie & Mr. Jim Henson! poster

"Red Carpet Burn" & "Nothing But The Truth" double feature with director in person!

Mar 1
Tuesday 5:45, 8:30

Dir. Mark Steven Shepherd - 120m total - All Seats $8

Santa Fe filmmaker, Mark Steven Shepherd will be on hand for Q & A and discussion!

RED CARPET BURN - A dissection of the commodity of celebrity” and favorite at last year’s Santa Fe Film Festival—is paired with Mark’s 1998 NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH, a powerful look at the O.J. Simpson trials.  These two witty, dark and entertaining “comedies” will screen as a pair twice!

NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH - One man’s humorous and disturbingly candid film about what really happened behind the scenes at the O.J. Simpson trials.  NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH looks at murder, madness and the media in a world where the truth is never black and white—and where instant celebrity status becomes the norm for anyone holding a winning lottery ticket to the “trial of the century.” 

"This extraordinary exploration of American popular culture examines that sideshow and reveals a surreal and disturbing world of media madness and racial division, where the truth is viewed in black and white.  NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH makes a profound statement about the current state of American discourse, racial division, and media obsessions.  This powerful, frequently humorous and always thought-provoking film will stimulate discussion…" - UC Berkeley

  “Mark Steven Shepherd wrote and directed this offbeat documentary about the commodification of celebrity and its manifestation in the tradition of — and public obsession with — the red carpet at awards shows and film festivals. The first-person film is clever and cynical in its depiction of fame worshippers who pay for seminars on how to get their faces in the public eye by crashing red carpets with no credentials, just trying to get their picture taken. Quentin Tarantino’s biological father teaches one such course; according to Shepherd, the guy has never actually met the award-winning filmmaker but he advises using your friends and relatives to get ahead. The productions values of Red Carpet Burn are purposely low-end, with awkward title-card fonts (Comic Sans makes an appearance) and hilariously terrible Photoshop and iMovie effects, as if to mock, or echo, the questionable psychological and intellectual stability of some of the subjects. Shepherd’s ultimate goal is to use the advice he gathers to get comely unknown teenagers onto the red carpet, first at the Academy Awards and then at Cannes, and to get the press to pay attention, using the right combination of youthful feminine appeal, a unique and fantastic evening gown, and basic hubris. No one escapes his droll ridicule — not even the red carpets themselves, which range from plush and blocks-long to crimson bathmats from discount store.”  — Jennifer Levin, PASATIEMPO

View Trailer

Lamb

Mar 2 to Mar 5
Wednesday to Saturday 3:30, 5:30

Dir. Yared Zeleke - 2015 - 94m - Ethiopia-France-Germany-Norway-Qatar - in Amharic with English subtitles

Ethiopia’s Official Entry to the 2016 Academy Awards / The first Ethiopian film officially selected for Cannes

Yared Zeleke’s remarkable feature debut tells the story of young Ephraim, a half-Jewish, Ethiopian boy who is sent by his father to live among distant relatives after his mother’s death. Ephraim uses his cooking skills to carve out a place among his cousins, but when his uncle decides that his beloved sheep must be sacrificed for the next religious feast, he will do anything to save the animal and return home.

Drawing amazing performances from his cast of professional and non-professional actors, first time filmmaker Yared Zeleke tells his deceptively simple story with a refreshing honesty and naturalness. Beautifully shot against the majestic backdrop of Ethiopia's southern mountains, Lamb is an affecting tale about what people will risk in order to take charge of their own destinies.

Lamb is the first film from Ethiopia to be included in the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival and the country’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. Highly praised in Cannes and Toronto, the film has enjoyed international press attention in the Daily Monitor in Ethiopia, the New York Times, the Guardian, as well as coverage on BBC, CNN, and other media outlets.

“Sheer Brilliance!” – The Guardian

“BEAUTIFUL!  (LAMB) is a delicately satisfying drama with coming-of-age elements, deeply sympathetic to its characters and very much attuned to the landscape around them.” - Variety

“Beautifully Crafted” – THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Filled with local color and spectacular landscapes” – SCREEN DAILY

View Trailer

Lamb poster

Victoria

Mar 2 to Mar 5
Wednesday to Saturday 7:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Sebastian Schipper - 2015 - 138m - Germany - In German with English subtitles - No Matinees

This film is not a movie; it’s not about a bank robbery. It is bank robbery. “Victoria” was shot in one single take. Two hours and eighteen minutes. No cuts. No CGI. No cheap tricks. No expensive ones, either. Just one shot.

Victoria, a young woman from Madrid, meets four local Berliners outside a nightclub. Sonne and his friends promise to show her a good time and the real side of the city. But these lads have gotten themselves into hot water: they owe someone a dangerous favor that requires repaying that evening. As Victoria’s flirtation with Sonne deepens into something more, he convinces her to come along for the ride. And later, when things become more ominous and possibly lethally dangerous for Sonne, she insists on coming along. As the night takes on an ever more menacing character, what started out as a good time, quickly spirals out of control.

As dawn approaches, Victoria and Sonne address the inevitable: it’s all or nothing and they abandon themselves to a heart-stopping race into the depths of hell.

"Fly away 'BIRDMAN' - there's a new one-shot wonder in town!  EXHILARATING!" - Guy Lodge, Variety

“Victoria is suspenseful and engagingly subversive, creating a surreal sense of anything-goes that takes place in the wee hours before dawn.” - Bruce Demara, Toronto Star

“Victoria is thrilling cinema, and just plain thrilling, too.” - Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

“With no cutaways, the film's story and the momentum of the unlikely robbers seems as unstoppable as the camera. The characters are confused, adrenalinized and breathless, as are you.” - Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail

View Trailer

Victoria poster

Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu - ANIME!

Mar 4 to Mar 5
Friday and Saturday 10:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Tatsuya Oishi - 2015 - 60m - Japan - Japanese audio with English subtitles - ALL SEATS $12

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT LOBO COMICS!

One fateful evening, second year high school student Koyomi Araragi has a shocking meeting with Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade, the “King of Apparitions.”

She was blindingly beautiful, yet chillingly terrifying. She was a painfully merciless, legendary vampire, with missing limbs.

This is where the “MONOGATARI” begins.

View Trailer

Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu - ANIME! poster

Listen to the Voice

Mar 5
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Jeremy Salazar - 2016 - 55m total - DIRECTOR IN PERSON!

A series of synchronistic conversations and short stories filmed in Albuquerque, NM. A young man carrying a camera wanders the University area and documents the people he met and made connections with.

View Trailer

Listen to the Voice poster

Mustang - ENCORE SCREENINGS!

Mar 6 to Mar 10
Sunday to Thursday 3:30, 5:30

Dir. Deniz Gamze Erguven - 2015 - 94m - Turkey - In Turkish with English subtitles

Official Selection - France - 2016 Academy Awards / Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival 2015 Directors' Fortnight / Special Presentation – Toronto International Film Festival 2015 / Winner – Heart of Sarajevo Award, Sarajevo Film Festival 2015 / Winner – Europa Cinemas Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2015 / Winner – Audience Award, Chicago International Film Festival 2015 / Winner – Best First Film Award, Philadelphia Film Festival 2015

Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls’ family.  The family overreacts, removing all “instruments of corruption,” like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides.  As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate.  The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives in Deniz Gamze Erguven’s debut, a powerful portrait of female empowerment.

“The debut feature of Deniz Gamze Erguven, and it's quite something: a coming-of-age fable mapped onto a prison break, at once dream-hazed and sharp-edged with suspense.” -  Anthony Lane, New Yorker

“Full of life even as it depicts lives in lockdown, "Mustang" is a stunning debut feature by Deniz Gamze Ergüven about five sisters in rural Turkey.” - Nicolas Rapold, New York Times

View Trailer

Mustang - ENCORE SCREENINGS! poster

RABIN: The Last Day

Mar 6 to Mar 10
Sunday to Thursday 7:45pm ONLY

Dir. Amos Gitai - 2015 - 156m - France/Israel - In Hebrew with English subtitles - No Matinees

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE ABQ PEACE & JUSTICE CENTER FOR HELPING PROMOTE THESE SCREENINGS!

For many Israelis, the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 marked a grim turning point for their country. In the words of the commission set up to investigate the murder, "Israeli society [would] never be the same again. As a democracy, political assassination was not part of our culture." In the eyes of even more people, the murder ended all hope for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process through the Oslo Accords and altered the course of history. But, as Amos Gitai sets out to prove in his brave and provocative new film, Rabin's assassination was not just the act of one fanatic; it was the culmination of a hate campaign that emanated from the rabbis and public figures of Israel's far right.

"(4 out of 5 Stars) Enlightening...Gitai is less concerned with getting bogged down in conspiracy theories and more interested in highlighting a culture of extremism that he believes still persists in Israel." -Dave Calhoun, Time Out NY

"A tough-minded, unflinching work of art, the first great film of 2016." -The Jewish Week

"I hope a lot of Americans see this film-for the warning it offers." -Thomas Friedman, The New York Times

"Deeply absorbing, intelligent...bold and declarative. Coming from an informed, engaged, insider perspective [it is] meticulously detailed, richly shot, engrossing. Vital." - Jessica Kiang, Indiewire

"Fascinating. Both a political thriller and a work of conscience." - Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

"[A] must-see. Never less than eerily absorbing...still resonate powerfully today." -Kurt Brokaw, The Independent

"[Gitai's] done a remarkable job of relating this story in a gripping and innovative way." -Ralph Seliger, Jewish Currents

"THREE & ½ STARS REVIEW. Few people have explored this self-perpetuating cycle of violence from as humanistic a perspective as Amos Gitai, an Israeli filmmaker of profound importance. Frequently horrifying and never less than absorbing, RABIN, THE LAST DAY is a meticulously observant portrait of a broken society." - Matt Fagerholm, RogerEbert.com

"Spellbinding filmmaking. History has never been so crucial to our survival." - Nina Rothe, The Huffington Post

"Agonizingly suspenseful." - Farran Smith Nehme, The New York Post

View Trailer

RABIN:  The Last Day poster

Racing Extinction

Mar 6
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Louie Psihoyos - 2015 - 90m - FREE but seating is limited!

A DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE SPECIAL PRESENTATION!

Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists intent on showing the world never-before-seen images that expose issues of endangered species and mass extinction.

This free screening will be presented by Defenders of Wildlife as an opportunity to learn about the global threat posed by wildlife trafficking and motivate attendees to help protect imperiled species throughout North America and the world.

View Trailer

Racing Extinction poster

Embrace of the Serpent

Mar 11 to Mar 14
Friday to Monday 3:30, 8:15

Dir. Ciro Guerra - 2016 - 123m - Columbia - Spanish, Portuguese, German, Catalan, Latin, Amazonian in the English subtitles

OSCAR NOMINEE FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM AT THE 2016 ACADEMY AWARDS!

At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, the third feature by Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, SERPENT centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.

“A visually mesmerizing exploration of man, nature and the destructive powers of colonialism, Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente) marks an impressively realized third feature from Colombian writer-director Ciro Guerra, featuring knockout black-and-white cinematography and an array of breathtaking locations.” - Jordan Mintzer, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"An intense journey and very rewarding visual feast." - Nathaniel Rogers, THE FILM EXPERIENCE

"Shot on sumptuous Super 35, the black and white photography lends itself to the film's sorrowful ode to a world devastated, but it is the ceaseless teeming life of the soundtrack that transports the audience into the midst of the rainforest." - Ben Nicholson, CINEVUE

"Guerra’s stark allegory of the extinction of indigenous cultures at the hands of well-meaning but ignorant white Europeans is powerfully resonant in this gorgeously shot film, touted as the first feature to be shot in the Colombian jungle in over three decades." - Nicholas Bell, IONCINEMA

"Embrace of the Serpent is simply a work of art, and one of the most singular cinematic experiences you could hope to have in Cannes, or anywhere really. It's an absorbing, even thrilling head trip. It is a Heart-of-Darkness voyage of discovery. It is a lament for all the lost plants and peoples of the world." - Jessica Kiang,THE PLAYLIST

View Trailer

Embrace of the Serpent poster

Sembene

Mar 11 to Mar 14
Friday to Monday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Jason Silverman and Samba Gadjigo - 2015 - 86m - Senegal, U.S. - In English, French, Wolof with English subtitles - No Matinees

BONUS!  Producer Jason Silverman will be in person for a special introduction/post screening Q&A at select shows!!  Details t.b.a.

In 1952, Ousmane Sembene, a dockworker and fifth-grade dropout from Senegal, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. SEMBENE! tells the unbelievable true story of the father of African cinema, the self- taught novelist and filmmaker who fought, against enormous odds, a 50-year battle to return African stories to Africans. SEMBENE! is told through the experiences of the man who knew him best, colleague and biographer Samba Gadjigo, using rare archival footage and more than 100 hours of exclusive materials. A true-life epic, SEMBENE! follows an ordinary man who transforms himself into a fearless spokesperson for the marginalized, becoming a hero to millions. After a startling fall from grace, can Sembene reinvent himself once more?

"An enormously moving portrait of the profound way that art can transform those who come in contact with it." -Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture

View Trailer

Sembene poster

Triplets of Belleville

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

Dir. Sylvain Chomet - 2003 - 82m - All Seats Just $5

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-SPONSORED EVENT!

Adopted by his grandmother, Madame Souza, Champion is a lonely little boy.  Noticing that the lad is never happier than on a bicycle, Madame Souza puts him through a rigorous training process. Years go by and Champion becomes worthy of his name. Now he is ready to enter the world-famous cycling race, the Tour de France.

However during this cycling contest two mysterious men in black kidnap Champion. Madame Souza and her faithful dog Bruno set out to rescue him.  Their quest takes them across the ocean to a giant megalopolis called Belleville where they encounter the renowned "Triplets of Belleville," three eccentric female music-hall stars from the ‘30s who decide to take Madame Souza and Bruno under their wing.  Thanks to Bruno's brilliant sense of smell, the brave duo are soon on to Champion's trail. But will they succeed in beating the devilish plans of the evil French mafia?

“The film has been one of the most popular in the entire (Cannes) festival. Told without dialogue but with lots of music and sound effects, it manages to create emotion as well as humor.” - Kenneth Turan, LOS ANGELES TIMES

“A hallucinatory amalgam of Paris and New York, as unreal in its way as Dogville, and Mr. Chomet indulges some playful anti-Americanism of his own. The city's residents are mostly obese, toothy hamburger eaters. It is a wild, nostalgic tribute to an old, cherished idea of France, with raucous music-hall tunes on the soundtrack (the triplets are an ancient trio of cabaret singers), and the national mania for bicycle racing at its heart. The animation, with elongated, slightly grotesque figures set against gray and sepia ink-washed backgrounds, owes a lot to old French and Belgian comic strips And the odd, sometimes disturbing story — a grandmother, aided by the triplets and her loyal, overweight dog, tries to rescue her cyclist grandson, who has been kidnapped by gangsters — is a far cry from either Walt Disney or Japanese anime. But "Les Triplettes," with its affirmation of French ingenuity, French history and French idiosyncrasy, has been, for the local public if not for the critics, the sensation of the festival.” - A.O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES

 

View Trailer

Triplets of Belleville poster

Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez - ENCORE SCREENINGS!

Mar 15 to Mar 17
Tuesday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Justin Webster - 2015 - 90m - U.S / Spain - In Spanish & English with English subtitles - No Matinees

SPECIAL THANKS TO LOCALS BOOKWORKS FOR HELPING PROMOTE THESE SCREENINGS!  ALSO A BIG THANK YOU TO THE NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTERINSTITUTO CERVANTES OF ALBUQUERQUE & SIN FRONTERAS/SOLAS-UNM FOR HELPING PROMOTE THESE SCREENINGS!

This new documentary feature film, an international co-production directed by the Barcelona-based director Justin Webster and filmed in Colombia, Cuba, France, Mexico, Spain and the U.S., is a probing and definitive portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning author of 100 Years of Solitude and many other celebrated works of "magical realism."

Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez explores the question - how did a boy from a tiny town on the Caribbean coast of Colombia become a writer who won the hearts of millions around the world and whose work changed our perception of reality?

The film is a story about the incredible power of human imagination as it follows the interwoven threads of García Márquez's life and work.

In addition to his brother and sister, the film's interviewees include the Colombian writers María Jimena Duzán and Juan Gabriel Vásquez; Márquez biographer Gerald Martin; Márquez literary agent Carmen Balcells; New Yorker writer Jon Lee Anderson; and former presidents of Colombia and the U.S. César Gaviria and Bill Clinton.

"Deeply informative and moving, presents all sides...Captures his magic!" — The Seattle Times

"Has the narrative tension of an investigation." — El Espectador

"Explores the ways in which the creative imagination can transform the raw material of life-time, memory, history, even the stone and soil of the earth itself-into illuminating works of art." —The Boston Globe

"Webster has amassed an impressive collection of voices for his investigation into the life of the man behind the Nobel Prize-winning myth. —Remezcla

Recounts the life of the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude from birth in the humble village of Aracataca, in northern Colombia, through his passion for writing, family life, time in the political battles the 1970s and 1980s, and crowning as winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature." —El Siglo de Torreón

View Trailer

Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez - ENCORE SCREENINGS! poster

Janis: Little Girl Blue - the new Janis Joplin doc! ENCORE SCREENINGS!

Mar 15 to Mar 17
Tuesday to Thursday 3:45, 8:00

Dir. Amy Berg - 2015 - 105m

Musician Cat Power narrates this new revealing documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.

“In Amy Berg’s documentary, the sound that erupts from Janis Joplin singing the ’60s R&B classic “Cry Baby” comes as close as I’ve heard to a grown-up singer capturing a baby’s primal squall.” - Stephen Holden, New York Times

“ … its the satisfying feature-length overview that Joplins brief, fiercely brilliant career has long merited.” - Guy Lodge, Variety

“Berg's film presents a well-rounded, deeply admiring picture of a maverick talent who paved the way for countless female rockers.” - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

“Some of the most fiery rock ’n’ roll performances ever captured on film.” - Noel Murray·A.V. Club

View Trailer

Janis:  Little Girl Blue - the new Janis Joplin doc!  ENCORE SCREENINGS! poster

Creative Control

Mar 18 to Mar 21
Friday to Monday 6pm ONLY

Dir. Benjamin Dickinson - 2016 - 97m - No Matinees

The setting is New York, 5 minutes in the future. The glorious technological advances and communication devices of the near future meant to increase connectivity and alleviate boredom are only increasing the anxiety level of the insecure New Yorkers who've inherited them. David (writer/director Benjamin Dickinson) is an overworked, tech-addled advertising executive developing a high-profile marketing campaign for a new generation of Augmented Reality glasses. Feeling stuck in his relationship with yoga teacher Juliette (Nora Zehetner, BRICK, IFC's "Maron"), he envies the charmed life of his best friend, fashion photographer Wim (Dan Gill, THE WEDDING RINGER) and his entrancing girlfriend Sophie (Alexia Rasmussen, CALIFORNIA SOLO) - so he uses the glasses to develop a life-like avatar of her. Unwittingly, fantasy and reality begin to blur. As passions escalate and things get increasingly out of hand, the friends are forced to deal with the impending collision between their public, private and imaginary lives.

“Apple meets Antonioni in Benjamin Dickinson's coolly impressive second feature ... a contemplative tone, a zigzagging narrative, superb widescreen black-and-white cinematography and an infusion of dry humor make it feel genuinely fresh.” - Ben Kenigsberg, Variety Magazine

View Trailer

Creative Control poster

The Club

Mar 18 to Mar 21
Friday to Monday 3:45, 8:15

Dir. Pablo Larrain - 2015 - 97m - Spain - Spanish with English subtitles

Winner! Fantastic Fest – Best Film / Winner! Chicago International Film Festival  – Best Director, Best Ensemble & Best Screenplay / Winner! Berlin Film Festival – Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize 2015 / Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film, 73rd Golden Globe Awards / Chile's Official Selection for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, 2016

In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts, the separation from their communities the worst form of punishment by the Church. They keep to a strict daily schedule devoid of all temptation and spontaneity, each moment a deliberate effort to atone for their wrongdoings.

Their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an emissary from the Vatican who seeks to understand the effects of their isolation, and a newly-disgraced housemate. Both bring with them the outside world from which the men have long been removed, and the secrets they had thought deeply buried. The Club is acclaimed director Pablo Larraín’s taut, blackly comic commentary on individual responsibility, organized religion and the combustible combination of the two.

"It’s a terrifically smart film…crucial, thrilling and disturbing." - Dave Calhoun, Time Out London

"It’s a surprising and often thought-provoking effort from a filmmaker who has never chosen to take the simple path, confirming Larrain as one of the more genuine talents working in cinema today." - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

"A bold, blunt, yet clinically intelligent film ... it's all at once a gripping thriller, an incendiary social critique and a mordant moral fable." - Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

View Trailer

The Club poster

The Hunger - the 1983 David Bowie/Catherine Deneuve Vampire Cult Hit!

Mar 18 to Mar 19
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Tony Scott - 1983 - 96m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation! $8 general / $6 students with i.d.s

That 1980s stylish, dark & erotic thriller starring David Bowie, Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon!   

The Egyptian vampire lady Miriam (Catherine Deneuve) subsists upon the blood of her lovers. In return the guys or girls don't age... until Miriam has enough of them. Unfortunately that's currently the case with John (David Bowie), so his life expectancy is below 24 hours. Desperately he seeks help from the famous Dr. Sarah Roberts (Susan Sarandon). She doesn't really belive his story, but becomes curious and contacts Miriam ... and gets caught in her ban, too.

“As good a horror film in the most pure, rarefied sense of "horror" that the '80s produced in English.” - Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy

“Vampire movies were always cool, but it took The Hunger to make them modern.” - Rob Vaux, Mania.com

View Trailer

The Hunger - the 1983 David Bowie/Catherine Deneuve Vampire Cult Hit! poster

The Messenger

Mar 19
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Su Rynard - 2015 - 90m - FREE but seating is limited!

Sponsored by Central New Mexico Audubon Society in celebration of the Centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty (1916-2016). Feature will be followed by a panel discussion sponsored by US Fish and Wildlife on threats to birds and what people can do to reduce these. (Donations benefit CNMAS Conservation Committee)

The Messenger shows birds as the physical prophets of what we are doing to the environment, as messengers showing us our own future. It is not a film of maybe, could be, or might, but a story of strong words: have lost, are losing, will lose.   – Todd Simmons

In ancient times, humans looked to the flights and songs of birds to predict the future. Today once again, birds have something to tell us. The Messenger brings us face-to-face with a remarkable variety of human-made perils that have devastated bird populations globally, and with the scientists, activists, and artists who are working to turn the tide.

An engaging, emotional journey—one that mixes its elegiac message with hopeful notes and unique glances into the influence of songbirds on our own expressions of the soul—The Messenger is also a visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of the imperiled songbird,

 and what it will mean to all of us on both a global and human level if we lose them.

According to Su Rynard's provocative and beautiful documentary The Messenger, today's songbirds are delivering us a message of global proportion: Modernity is killing them, and if we don't do something soon, it might destroy us, too. – LA Weekly

It’s a refreshing approach to environmental filmmaking...that forgoes ominous voiceover in favor of well-spoken scientists juxtaposed with beautiful cinematography. –Cornell Lab of Ornithology 

View Trailer

The Messenger poster

Still Dreaming

Mar 20
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Hank Rogerson & Jilann Spitzmiller - 2015 - 93m - No Matinees

Stretching physical, emotional and mental limits, a group of elderly Broadway actors, musicians and dancers bravely dive into a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and find that nothing is what it seems to be. These former Broadway stars, who reside at the Lillian Booth Actors Home just outside New York City, embark on a journey through the magical play at the urging of the Home’s administrators. The staff of the Home sees this as an opportunity to boost quality of life for the residents. The residents are not so sure.

As the rehearsal process unfolds, the actors find themselves experiencing both the pain and exhilaration of re-immersion in their life’s work amidst the vagaries of old age. At the same time, the troupe’s young co-directors, Ben Steinfeld and Noah Brody of NYC’s celebrated Fiasco Theater, struggle to maintain forward momentum with this over-80 acting ensemble. Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and even minor issues such as sight and hearing loss create constant crises and obstacles for all involved. As the troupe pushes forward, the play’s themes of perception, reality vs. dreaming, and memory become relevant in sharp relief. Ultimately the performance of the play turns out to be surprising, mysterious and resonant, and a vital reminder of the value of engaging in our dreams no matter the circumstance.

"A Gem! Unforgettable!"-San Jose Mercury News 

"Intriguing. Evocative" - Variety 

"Touching…Funny…Thought-Provoking" - NorthJersey.com   

"Enchanting. Engaging. Dazzling." - Shakepeareances.com 

"Remarkable, beautiful & truthful." - June Squibb, Academy Award nominated actress.

View Trailer

Still Dreaming poster

Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words

Mar 21 to Mar 23
Monday to Wednesday 2:30, 5:00, 7:30

Dir. Stig Bjorkman - 2015 - 114m - Sweden - In Sweden and English with English subtitles

After the project was suggested by Bergman's daughter Isabella Rossellini, director Björkman set out to craft an intimate portrait of one of world cinema's greatest actresses, celebrating her centennial this year.

Using Bergman's own diaries and letters, masterfully narrated by Swedish actress Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl), as well as never-before-seen photographs and amateur movies, INGRID BERGMAN - IN HER OWN WORDS reveals the hidden personal dimensions of the woman most know from her iconic film roles. The documentary also features interviews with her children Pia Lindström and Roberto, Ingrid, and Isabella Rossellini, and colleagues Liv Ullmann and Sigourney Weaver. 

Read NY Times Manohla Dargis's review!  See also Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern article!

FOUR STAR REVIEW - New York Observer

"STIRRING AND INSIGHTFUL! Equal parts Hollywood glamour and genuine heart." - Indiewire

"PEOPLE PICK! INTOXICATING!" - People Magazine

View Trailer

Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words poster

SIN FRONTERAS FILM FESTIVAL 2016

Mar 25 to Mar 27
Friday to Sunday

FREE BUT SEATING IS LIMITED - ARRIVE EARLY!

An Annual Latin American Film Festival hosted by the student organization for Latin American Studies (SOLAS) on the University of New Mexico Campus.   

MORE INFO T.B.A., CHECK BACK HERE SOON!

SIN FRONTERAS FILM FESTIVAL 2016 poster

FACETS KIDS VOL. 3 - Family & Community

Mar 26 to Mar 27
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon Only!

Dir. Various - 2014 - 2015 - Mom's Matinee continues with quality shorts offering an international perspective! All seats just $5

One of the most important pillars of society is family, but "family" means something a little bit different to each person. The films in Family & Community explore the various types of families that act as support systems, teachers, and caregivers. These films show that our families can often expand beyond our mother, father, and siblings to our pets, cousins, friends, and neighbors. Throughout this compilation, kids will engage with communities from the United States to Japan as they learn that while our traditions of family and community may be different, the underlying sense of love and care remains the same. Programming for Vol. 3 includes: 

Abidjan (Alexander Etseyatse, USA/Ivory Coast, 2010, 33 mins.),

Gerald's Last Day (Justin Rasch/Shel Rasch, USA, 2009, 10 mins.)

Mouse for Sale (Wouter Bongaerts, Belgium, 2010, 4 mins.) 

My Dad Ralph (Nicholas Wong, Canada, 2008, 11 mins.) 

Sabeel (Khalid Al-Mahmood, United Arab Emirates, 2010, 20 mins.)

INTERMISSION!

Seasons of Love (Grettel Batoon, USA, 2009, 4 mins.)

Sores & Sirin (Katrin Gebbe, Germany, 2008, 23 mins.)

The Scarecrow Girl (Cassio Pereira don Santos, Brazil, 2008, 11 mins.)

Tick Tock Time Emporium (Morgan Faust, USA, 2011, 16 mins.)

Twins in Bakery (Mari Miyazawa, Japan, 2013, 4 mins.).

FACETS KIDS VOL. 3 - Family & Community poster

Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words

Mar 28 to Mar 30
Tuesday to Thursday 2:30, 5:00, 7:30

Dir. Stig Bjorkman - 2015 - 114m - Sweden - In Sweden and English with English subtitles

ALSO PLAYING MONDAY MARCH 28 THROUGH WEDNESDAY MARCH 30 AT THE SAME DAILY SHOW TIMES!

After the project was suggested by Bergman's daughter Isabella Rossellini, director Björkman set out to craft an intimate portrait of one of world cinema's greatest actresses, celebrating her centennial this year.

Using Bergman's own diaries and letters, masterfully narrated by Swedish actress Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl), as well as never-before-seen photographs and amateur movies, INGRID BERGMAN - IN HER OWN WORDS reveals the hidden personal dimensions of the woman most know from her iconic film roles. The documentary also features interviews with her children Pia Lindström and Roberto, Ingrid, and Isabella Rossellini, and colleagues Liv Ullmann and Sigourney Weaver. 

Read NY Times Manohla Dargis's review!  See also Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern article!

FOUR STAR REVIEW - New York Observer

"STIRRING AND INSIGHTFUL! Equal parts Hollywood glamour and genuine heart." - Indiewire

"PEOPLE PICK! INTOXICATING!" - People Magazine

View Trailer

Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words poster

Silver Ochre: Who Are US 2016 observations from the 21st century American road

Mar 31
Thursday 7pm ONLY!

2016 - 60m - All Seats $8

Through a series of 'moving stills', accompanied by a live original soundtrack and field recordings, Silver Ochre illustrates the immense cultural variety of early 21st century America captured by two perpetually traveling artists.  Their intention is to wake up each day to experience this country as it is in this moment in time. A quest guided by questions with no precise answers: Who Are US?  How do we find out?

From March 31st to November 8th (election day), Thollem Electric and ACVilla will be touring the lower 48 states, participating in their way in the national identity crisis/presidential campaigns.  They kick off the tour in Albuquerque at Guild Cinema, screening the initial version of the movie which concentrates on the state of New Mexico.  As the duo travels around the country, they will be recording moments and places in each state, weaving the new footage into the original version of the film.  With every performance on this tour, Silver Ochre will represent a greater diversity of this crazy amazing country, eventually interweaving myriad aspects of all 48 states. On Nov. 6th, they will return to Guild Cinema to show the final version of the movie. Thollem's devised a unique approach to the sonic accompaniment that allows him to respond as the movie changes from one screening to the next.  The score mixes influences and inspirations from the diversity of music and sound he's experienced throughout his long-time travels around this extremely varied country. 

View Trailer

Silver Ochre: Who Are US 2016 observations from the 21st century American road poster

All The Time In The World

Apr 3
Sunday 1pm

Dir. Suzanne Crocker - 2015 - 87m - No Matinees

ALSO PLAYING SATURDAY APRIL 9 AT 1PM!

In this deeply personal documentary, a family, searching for a new perspective, leaves the comforts of home to live for 9 months, with their three young children, in the remote wilderness of the Canadian North. They spend the long northern winter living in a small cabin with no road access, no electricity, no running water, no internet and not a single watch or clock.

5/5 Stars  “Timely and Inspiring” – Times Colonist

“All The Time In The World is near perfection.  The images cast a spell, and so does the story.” – The Georgia Straight

 “A heart-swellingly wonderful account of togetherness, ingenuity, creativity and invention, and a telling look at how letting go of technology can strengthen – not compromise –connection.” – MoviePie Hot Docs 2015 Reviews

3 ½ out of 4 stars “About as warm and wise as documentaries get… Beautifully filmed and completely endearing” – One Movie, Our Views – Toronto

 3 1/2 out of 4 stars “It’s an engrossing nature documentary – of human nature” – The Globe and Mail

“I can’t recommend it highly enough…One of the most truly likeable films I’ve seen that manages also to be enlightening and intelligent.” – Allan MacInnis , VanCity Reviews
“Unmissable…stunning documentary…a real life story that touches our hearts” – The Plus Ones – Sydney Australia

“…may be my favorite out of literally hundreds of films across the years ” – Chuck Jafee – The Union – Nevada City, CA

View Trailer

All The Time In The World poster

All The Time In The World

Apr 9
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Suzanne Crocker - 2015 - 87m - No matinees

In this deeply personal documentary, a family, searching for a new perspective, leaves the comforts of home to live for 9 months, with their three young children, in the remote wilderness of the Canadian North. They spend the long northern winter living in a small cabin with no road access, no electricity, no running water, no internet and not a single watch or clock.

5/5 Stars  “Timely and Inspiring” – Times Colonist

“All The Time In The World is near perfection.  The images cast a spell, and so does the story.” – The Georgia Straight

 “A heart-swellingly wonderful account of togetherness, ingenuity, creativity and invention, and a telling look at how letting go of technology can strengthen – not compromise –connection.” – MoviePie Hot Docs 2015 Reviews

3 ½ out of 4 stars “About as warm and wise as documentaries get… Beautifully filmed and completely endearing” – One Movie, Our Views – Toronto

 3 1/2 out of 4 stars “It’s an engrossing nature documentary – of human nature” – The Globe and Mail

“I can’t recommend it highly enough…One of the most truly likeable films I’ve seen that manages also to be enlightening and intelligent.” – Allan MacInnis , VanCity Reviews

“Unmissable…stunning documentary…a real life story that touches our hearts” – The Plus Ones – Sydney Australia

“…may be my favorite out of literally hundreds of films across the years ” – Chuck Jafee – The Union – Nevada City, CA

View Trailer

All The Time In The World poster

Requiem for an American Dream

Apr 11 to Apr 14
Monday to Thursday

Dir. Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks & Jared P. Scott - 2015 - 75m

NOAM CHOMSKY AND THE PRINCIPLES OF CONCENTRATION OF WEALTH & POWER

The definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time – the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few.Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality – tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority – while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation.

“This well-paced and cogent seminar spotlights a man who, now 87, seems at the height of his intellectual powers” – THE NEW YORK TIMES [NYT CRITICS' PICK]

"Could very well be embraced as the final word on economic inequality" - rogerebert.com

"Couldn't be more timely" - Toronto Star

"One of the best entry points to the discussion of inequality" - The Hollywood Reporter

View Trailer

Requiem for an American Dream poster

The Brainwashing of My Dad

Apr 11 to Apr 14
Monday to Thursday

Dir. Jen Senko - 2015 - 90m

As filmmaker, Jen Senko, tries to understand the transformation of her father from a non political, life-long Democrat to an angry, Right-Wing fanatic, she uncovers the forces behind the media that changed him completely: a plan by Roger Ailes under Nixon for a media takeover by the GOP, The Powell Memo urging business leaders to influence institutions of public opinion, especially the universities, the media and the courts, and under Reagan, the dismantling of the Fairness Doctrine.

 As her journey continues, we discover that her father is part of a much broader demographic, and that the story is one that affects us all.

Through interviews with media luminaries, cognitive linguists, grassroots activist groups such as: Noam Chomsky, Steve Rendall, Jeff Cohen, Eric Boehlert, George Lakoff, STOP RUSH, HearYourselfThink, Claire Conner and others, “Brainwashing” unravels the plan to shift the country to the Right over the last 30 years, largely through media manipulation. The result has lead to fewer voices, less diversity of opinion, massive intentional misinformation and greater division of our country.

This documentary will shine a light on how it happened (and is still happening) and lead to questions about who owns the airwaves, what rights we have as listeners/watchers and what responsibility does our government have to keep the airwaves truly fair, accurate and accountable to the truth.

View Trailer

The Brainwashing of My Dad poster

Detroit Wild City - A Free AIA Movie Night Special

Apr 28
Thursday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Florent Tillon - 2011 - 80m - An AIA Albuquerque movie night! Free but seating is limited so you must pick up a ticket first!

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

An exploration of the rise and fall of Detroit. Compiling historical footage and interviews with the city's residents, this meditative documentary looks at a city reclaimed by nature and resettled by 21st century urban pioneers.

View Trailer

Detroit Wild City - A Free AIA Movie Night Special poster

FACETS KIDS VOL. 4 - Overcoming Obstacles

Apr 30 to May 1
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon Only!

Dir. various - 2014 & 2015 - 78m - Mom's Matinee returns with more smart, global films for kids! All seats just $5

Every day we are confronted with obstacles, big and small, which we struggle to overcome. The films in Overcoming Obstacles show characters as they overcome struggles with bullying, social acceptance, financial hardship, and other obstacles that at first might seem impossible to work through. This volume will help kids think through the ways they solve their own real-life problems and the ways they are empathetic towards others. Programming for Vol. 4 includes: 

Anatommy (Logan Cascia, USA, 2006, 5 mins.)

Beatless Nick (Kelly Morrison, Canada, 2007, 4 mins.)

Coast Warning (Aleksandra Shadrina, Russia, 2011, 7 mins.)

Josue and the Cassavastalk (Diogo Viegas, Brazil, 2009, 12 mins.)

Kibera Kid (Nathan Collet, Kenya, 2006, 11 mins.)

Len & Hugo (Chris Trebilcock, Canada, 2006, 21 mins.)

Rebelle (Mark Levie, Belgium, 2008, 6 mins.)

The Adventures of Pim & Pom (Gioia Smid, The Netherlands, 2011, 5 mins.)

The Most Scary Animal (Dmitry Rezchikov, Russia, 2008, 4 mins.)

Torty's Day Out (Suresh E., India, 2004, 3 mins.).

FACETS KIDS VOL. 4 - Overcoming Obstacles poster

The Vision Of Paolo Soleri: Prophet In The Desert - A Free AIA Movie Night Special

Oct 27
Thursday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Lisa Scafuro - 2013 - 88m - An AIA Albuquerque movie night! Free but seating is limited so you must pick up a ticket first!

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

A biographical documentary on the architect and environmentalist Paolo Soleri. Born in Torino, Italy in 1919, Soleri came to America in 1946 to mentor under Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West, Arizona. A biographical documentary on the architect and environmentalist Paolo Soleri. It is the story of an unprecedented artistic quest.

View Trailer

The Vision Of Paolo Soleri: Prophet In The Desert - A Free AIA Movie Night Special poster