Coming Soon

Limo Ride - an unbelievable true tale!

Sep 27 to Sep 29
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Gideon C. Kennedy - 2016 - 84m

A true tale told by those who lived it.

Ten friends tell the unbelievable true story of the New Year none of them would forget – when they hired a limousine at 4am to take them to the beach for the Polar Bear dip. The greatest bar story ever told meets experimental form in the debut feature-length documentary comedy by filmmakers Marcus Rosentrater and Gideon C. Kennedy.

After working all New Year’s Eve in bars and bands, ten friends in Mobile, Alabama meet for their annual tradition – running naked into the Gulf of Mexico on the Florida – Alabama line. When they hire the only limousine service to answer at 4AM, their old custom takes a new turn and veers down a dark path.

Stripped, separated, and stranded in the freezing night, they are left to ask themselves: How far will the bonds of friendship stretch before they snap?

“The movie is the latest collaboration of creative partners Gideon Kennedy and Marcus Rosentrater – filmmakers with a longstanding connection to Mobile. And while the finished product is certainly their brainchild, at its core is the story shared by those who lived and breathed the original experience more than a decade ago. “ — Michael Dumas, AL.com

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Suburbia

Sep 27 to Sep 29
Tuesday to Thursday 6:30pm

Dir. Penelope Spheeris - 1983 - 95m - No Matinees

Featuring live performances by T.S.O.L., The Vandals and D.I. !!

SPECIAL THANKS TO ASTRO ZOMBIES / NOT LIKE YOU RECORDS!!  SOME DOOR PRIZES WILL BE HAPPENING!

Director Penelope Spheeris study of the Los Angeles punk rock scene in the early 1980s. Evan and his younger brother leave their broken home in an attempt to escape their alcoholic mother. They fall in with The Rejected (aka T.R.), a group of punks who live as squatters in an abandoned home by the side of the highway. With T.R., the boys find a new family. But their newfound family will be tested when they become the target of Citizens Against Crime, a group of unhappy suburbanites. 

“It still shows enormous empathy and sensitivity in capturing the angst and alienation of American youth, making it seem both rooted in a specific time and place and strangely timeless.” - Nathan Rabin, AV Club

“Penelope Spheeris's Suburbia is a clear- eyed, compassionate melodrama about a bunch of young dropouts who call themselves ''The Rejected'' or, for short, the TR’s.” - Vincent Canby, New York Times

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A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story

Sep 30 to Oct 3
Friday to Monday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Keith Maitland - 2016 - 96m

Packed wall to wall with the greatest music from Texas and beyond, with performances from Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ray Charles, Beck, Alabama Shakes, and Radiohead, A SONG FOR YOU: THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS STORY is music to the ears of fans everywhere. This film highlights the PBS series’ evolution, proving that after 40 years, ACL is more relevant now than ever before. Featuring interviews with dozens of artists and fans, and untold insights from long-time producer Terry Lickona, A SONG FOR YOU transcends the TV show and gives audiences a front-row seat and backstage pass to the greatest performances of the longest running music show in television history.

“An entertaining tribute to the longest-running music show in American TV history.” -  Joe Leydon, Variety

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Ixcanul

Sep 30 to Oct 3
Friday to Monday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jayro Bustamante - 2016 - 91m - Guatemala / France - In Spanish with English subtitles - No matinees

Guatemala's entry for the Academy Awards, Best Foreign Language Film & Winner Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival 2015

SPECIAL THANKS TO YANKWIK MEXIKAYOTL!!

The brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. Immersing us in its characters' customs and beliefs, Ixcanul chronicles with unblinking realism, a disappearing tradition and a disappearing people.

**** (Four stars) "A fascinating blend of modernity and ritual." -The Guardian

"A powerful and highly accomplished debut deserving recognition. Moreover, with its social realist focus on Guatemala’s contemporary Mayan population, it offers a portrait of a largely unseen community refreshingly free of exoticism (the remarkable unprofessional cast helped co-write the script). -Filmmaker Magazine

"Jayro Bustamante’s Ixcanul was a genuine discovery, as this is not only the director’s first feature, but also the first film made in the Kaqchikel Mayan language..." -Senses of Cinema

"Bustamante’s film is downright Herzogian (far more than Herzog’s own “Queen of the Desert”) in its surfeit of physical detail, observed ritual and looming clash of civilizations." -Variety

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Multiple Maniacs - John Waters restored, re-released 1970 classic!!

Sep 30 to Oct 1
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. John Waters - 1970 - 96m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation - $8 general / $6 students with i.d.s

John Waters’ gloriously grotesque, unavailable-for-decades second feature comes to theaters at long last, replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema’s most memorably blasphemous moments. Made on a shoestring budget in Baltimore, with Waters taking on nearly every technical task, this gleeful mockery of the peace-and-love ethos of its era features the Cavalcade of Perversion, a traveling show put on by a troupe of misfits whose shocking proclivities are topped only by those of their leader: the glammer-than-glam, larger-than-life Divine, who’s out for blood after discovering her lover’s affair. Starring Waters’ beloved regular cast the Dreamlanders (including David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey, and Cookie Mueller), Multiple Maniacs is an anarchist masterwork from an artist who has doggedly tested the limits of taste for decades.

"Can only be compared to Todd Browning's FREAKS" - Los Angeles Free Press

"The Pope of Trash" - William Burroughs

"Even the garbage is too good a place for it" - Maryland Board of Censors

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Racing Extinction

Oct 1
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Louie Psihoyos - 2015 - 90m - Suggested ticket donation $7

RGCSL SpiritBound Bookstore SPECIAL PRESENTATION!  AN OPEN POST-SCREENING DISCUSSION WILL BE LED BY LOUIE MARTINEZ!

Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE) assembles a team of artists and activists on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world’s most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between carbon emissions and species extinction, RACING EXTINCTION reveals stunning, never-before seen images that truly change the way we see the world.  Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve Life as we know it.  

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CHIP LORD: Greetings From Amarillo

Oct 2
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Chip Lord - 2016 - 75m approx. - Chip Lord and Hayden Pedigo in person! in person! All Seats $8

A BASEMENT FILMS PRESENTATION!

Chip Lord has partnered with Hayden Pedigo, a young musician and native of Amarillo, TX, to produce a video portrait of the wind-swept landscape of Amarillo that begins and ends at Cadillac Ranch.

Preceded by Cadillac Ranch 1974-1994, Lord’s own documentary shot at the  20th anniversary party for Cadillac Ranch.

Hayden Pedigo will be playing live accompaniment on acoustic guitar to Greetings from Amarillo.

About Chip Lord -  a media artist who as a member of Ant Farm [1968-1978]  produced the video art classics Media Burn and The Eternal Frame. Since 1980 he has worked independently producing video installations and single channel video art works. His work straddles documentary and experimental genres, often mixing the two, and has been shown widely at film and video festivals and in Museums. In 2005 a survey of his work was shown at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arts Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain. His project Movie Map, which includes photographs of San Francisco neighborhood cinemas was shown at the Rena Bransten Gallery in 2003 and in the group exhibition, AUTO,SUEÑO Y MATERIA in Gijon and Madrid, Spain in 2009. Currently in partnership with Bruce Tomb and Curtis Schreier he has produced a new interactive sculpture, Ant Farm Media Van v.08 [Time Capsule] which was commissioned by SFMOMA and shown there in “The Art Of Participation: 1950 to Now”, 2008. He is Professor Emeratus in Film & Digital Media at U.C. Santa Cruz.

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An Art That Nature Makes: Photographer Rosamond Purcell

Oct 4 to Oct 6
Tuesday to Thursday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Molly Bernstein - 2016 - 75m

ALSO PLAYS OCTOBER 25th AND OCTOBER 26th TOO !

Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed a body of work that has garnered international acclaim, graced the pages of National Geographic and over 20 published books, and has attracted admirers such as Jonathan Safran Foer, Errol Morris and Stephen Jay Gould. AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world – from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull – offering insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking imagery.

"Illuminating...certainly haunting, but too beautiful to be morbid." - NEW YORK TIMES

"An excellent cinematic presentation of Purcell's mesmerizing photographs" - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Mesmerizing...Spur[s] us to view time and mortality from new and unusual angles.” - YAHO

"Photographer Rosamond Purcell On Her Fascination With Conjoined Twins" - INDIEWIRE

"The 'Duchess of Disintegration and Decay' Gets a Documentary" - THE CREATORS PROJECT

"1 of 9 art events to attend in New York City" - ART NEWS

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Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

Oct 4 to Oct 6
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 8:15

Dir. Pieter van Huystee - 2016 - 89m - Netherlands - English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian with English subtitles

ALSO PLAYS OCTOBER 25th AND OCTOBER 26th TOO!

In 2016, the Noordbrabants Museum in the Dutch city of Den Bosch held a special exhibition devoted to the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who died 500 years ago. This late-medieval artist lived his entire life in the city, causing uproar with his fantastical and utterly unique paintings in which hell and the devil always played a prominent role. In preparation for the exhibition, a team of Dutch art historians crisscrosses the globe to unravel the secrets of his art. They use special infrared cameras to examine the sketches beneath the paint, in the hope of discovering more about the artist's intentions. They also attempt to establish which of the paintings can be attributed with certainty to Bosch himself, and which to his pupils or followers. The experts shuttle between Den Bosch, Madrid and Venice, cutting their way through the art world's tangle of red tape, in a battle against the obstacle of countless egos and conflicting interests. Not every museum is prepared to allow access to their precious art works.

“FASCINATING. Bosch’s images aresurreal, crazy, violent, sinister, astounding. They can make your eyes pop open in disturbed wonder. (The film) brings us literally closer to Bosch’s images than one could probably get in almost any museum… (it) offers a true immersion in his artistry.”  – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

“(Bosch’s) paintings, teeming with demons, creatures worthy of H.G. Wells’s ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ and surreal amalgams of all sorts, still strike awe… It’s a measure of Bosch’s imaginative genius that the imagery in works like The Garden of Earthly Delights outstrips in boldness many of the extreme digital fantasies in Hollywood horror films.” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“An enthralling art detective story and a fascinating history lesson. There is not one boring moment in its 89 minute running time. There might not have been Dali or Geiger if it weren’t for Bosch. It’s a real delight to see his work up-close and personal, blown up on the big screen. Engrossing. A great watch.” – Dustin Chang, Screen Anarchy

“The art museum is a multitudinous place of discovery in HIERONYMUS BOSCH: TOUCHED BY THE DEVIL. The doc is no mere appreciation piece, nor an advertisement for the sanctity or edifying calm of the museum space. Instead, it showcases the mechanism behind the exhibit that places curatorial efforts into fascinating light.” – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine

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The 14th Annual Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Oct 7 to Oct 16
Friday to the following Sunday

2016 - A Closet Cinema Production! NO REGULAR GUILD PASSES WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT!!

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT SELF SERVE TOYS SOON!  STAY TUNED!

NOTE:  "DAY OF" (SAME DAY) ADVANCE TICKETS WILL WILL BE AVAILABLE ONE HOUR BEFORE SHOWTIME ON THEIR RESPECTIVE DAYS AT OUR BOX OFFICE OFFICE. 

TICKET ADMISSION - $10 General Admission / $8 SWGLFF members / $35 four movie punch card / $65 eight movie punch card / $100 full movie festival pass for all screenings.  For more info click here

The only event of its kind in New Mexico! Since its founding in 2003 and celebrating its 14th solid year, SWGLFF has presented more than 400 films and has grown to be one of the state's largest festivals, highlighting a rich diversity of gay, lesbian and transgender culture.

CLOSET CINEMA is an Albuquerque based nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing queer cinema in an attempt to highlight the richness of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience. They serve our diverse communities by producing the Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and other events.

FULL LINEUP T.B.A. CHECK WITH THE SOUTHWEST GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL WEBSITE

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We Are Young, We Are Strong

Oct 17 to Oct 19
Monday to Wednesday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Burhan Qurbani - 2015 - 123m - Germany - In Germany with English subtitles - ALL SEATS ONLY $3

A UNM Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures - German - Sponsored event!  Presented with the support of the Goethe-InstitutGI

BONUS!  DIRECTOR IN PERSON!!

On 24th August 1992 in the eastern German city of Rostock a rampaging mob, to the applause and cheering of more than 3,000 bystanders, besieged and set fire to a residential building containing, among others, more than 120 Vietnamese men, women and children on what has since become known as "The Night of the Fire." The riots became a symbol for xenophobia in the just recently reunited Germany. This film recounts the incident from the perspectives of three very different characters. Lien is a Vietnamese woman who settled in Germany, but at the end of the day she will be fighting for her life wondering if the place she called home could ever be one for her. Stefan and his friends are part of the night's violent turmoil. Young and angry, bored during the daytime, they look forward to the nightly riots and clashes with the police and foreigners. Unable to cope with his grief at the loss of a friend, Stefan gets lost in a circle of violence. Stefan's father Martin is an ambitious local politician, trapped in a dilemma: does he advance his career or stand up for his ideals and take responsibility, which includes that for his son?

“Qurbani’s film is, on the most basic level, a revelatory glimpse of recent history with a strong sense of the sociopolitical setting. He gets the dangerous plasticity of alienated youth.” - Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

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The Creeping Garden - special encore hosted by STEM!

Oct 20
Thursday 4pm 6pm, 8:15pm

Dir. Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp - 2015 - 82m - UK

A STEM-UNM SPECIAL PRESENTATION!  POSSIBLE PANEL DISCUSSION FOR SELECT SHOWS, MORE DETAILS T.B.A.!

“One of the year’s most original and bizarre documentaries.  A pioneering and at times hypnotic crawl through a largely uncharted realm. Ultimately, the film is as enigmatic, unique and fascinating as its subject matter, almost beyond categorization, but filled with an insatiable child-like sense of wonder.” – James Marsh, Twitchfilm   

A real life science fiction movie exploring a world creeping right beneath our feet, where time and space are magnified and intelligence redefined.

The Creeping Garden is a feature length creative documentary exploring the work of fringe scientists, mycologists and artists, and their relationship with the extraordinary plasmodial slime mould.

The slime mould is being used to explore biological-inspired design, emergence theory, unconventional computing and robot controllers, much of which borders on the world of science fiction.

But as well as exploring the slime mould in the lab, the film also travels out into the wild, hunting for the organisms in their natural habitat.

Co-directed by artist film-maker Tim Grabham and writer and film curator Jasper Sharp, the film follows in the unconventional footsteps of Grabham’s previous feature ‘KanZeOn’ and Sharps fascination with the extended world of mycology.

With an original soundtrack composed by celebrated musician and producer Jim O’Rourke (Sonic Youth, Werner Herzog’s ‘Grizzly Man’) this is a unique exploration into a hitherto untapped subject matter, observing and immersing the audience into the worlds of the observers and the observed.

“Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp’s uncanny documentary “The Creeping Garden” has a way of growing on you… a surprising investigation of perception, thought and life itself.” - Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times

“A highly entertaining film… Bridging the gap between documentary and a genre film, this might be the most fun you’ll have learning all year.’ - Andrew Parker, Toronto Film Scene

“A documentary that successfully challenges everything we thought we knew about life on earth. The result is both fascinating and discomforting.” - Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews

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Little Men

Oct 21 to Oct 24
Friday to Monday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Ira Sachs - 2016 - 85m - No Matinees

When 13-year-old Jake's (Theo Taplitz) grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan back into his father's old Brooklyn home. There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony (Michael Barbieri), whose single mother Leonor (Paulina Garcia), a dressmaker from Chile, runs the shop downstairs. Soon, Jake's parents Brian (Greg Kinnear) and Kathy (Jennifer Ehle) -- one, a struggling actor, the other, a psychotherapist -- ask Leonor to sign a new, steeper lease on her store. For Leonor, the proposed new rent is untenable, and a feud ignites between the adults. At first, Jake and Tony don't seem to notice; the two boys, so different on the surface, begin to develop a formative kinship as they discover the pleasures of being young in Brooklyn. Jake aspires to be an artist, while Tony wants to be an actor, and they have dreams of going to the same prestigious arts high school together. But the children can't avoid the problems of their parents forever, and soon enough, the adult conflict intrudes upon the borders of their friendship. 

Directed by Ira Sachs (LOVE IS STRANGE, KEEP THE LIGHTS ON, FORTY SHADES OF BLUE) with his trademark humanism and insight, LITTLE MEN highlights the New York City landscape with a story of life-defining friendships in the midst of familial turmoil.

“TRULY AN EXHILARATING GIFT. Funny, touching and vital, it’s a serious pleasure. IT’S TIME TO REALIZE THAT IRA SACHS IS A MODERN MASTER.” --Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“IRA SACHS IS A GREAT NEW YORK FILMMAKER.” – Robert Levin, AM New York

“A gentle, intelligent oasis in this summer of heated name-calling.” – Sara Stewart, NY Post

“MOVIES THIS GOOD DON’T COME AROUND OFTEN ENOUGH ANYMORE. A quiet stunner. It just sneaks up and wallops you.” – Stephen Rebello, Playboy

“CRITIC’S PICK.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times

“QUIETLY DEVASTATING. Had me wiping away my own tears.” – David Edelstein, New York Magazine 

“**** GRAND AND MOVING. Beautifully poignant.” – Lindsay Bahr, AP

“A simple story that feels rich and honest from any perspective. There’s one dazzling extended take that, in terms of spectacle, embarrasses every other movie this summer.” – Kevin P. Sullivan, Entertainment Weekly

“A TENDER CHARMER. A showcase scene set in an acting class dazzles so much that I applauded at my screening.” – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

“Two young actors lift this perfectly balanced drama into sublime territory.” – Ben Dickinson, Elle

“**** It impresses you with its quiet, confident maturity.” – Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out NY

“A moving feature that hits hard, thanks to wonderful performances and the kind of emotion that’s hard to fake.” – Kate Erbland, Indiewire

“AN ACHINGLY TENDER GEM. The two boys are extraordinary. There is so much poignancy and poetic power that it's devastating.” – Dennis Dermody, Paper

“A film as fleeting as a summer afternoon, and as pregnant with possibilities.” – Matt Brennan, Slant

“LUMINOUS. BIG-HEARTED FILMMAKING. If Martin Scorsese was the quintessential auteur of New York in the 1970s and ’80s, and Spike Lee that of New York in the late ’80s and ’90s, then Ira Sachs is gradually becoming the quintessential auteur of today’s New York” – Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine

“A gem. Tenderly observed. Brimming with truths about modern life.” – Peter Debruge, Variety

“FIVE STARS. Achingly humane. Deeply Moving. The cumulative effect is heart-rending.” – Nigel Smith, The Guardian

“Beautiful. Ranks among Ira Sachs’ best films. The performances are impeccable.” – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

“I fell in love with it. A finely calibrated, intelligent movie.” – Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair

“Pulls heartstrings with its gentle, deeply human story. It hits hard, thanks to wonderful performances and the kind of emotion that’s hard to fake.” – Kate Erbland, Indiewire

“Adolescent devotion is rarely depicted this delicately.” Matthew Jacobs , Huffington Post

“Ira Sachs isn’t just a terrific filmmaker; he’s a great New York filmmaker.” – Robert Levin, AM New York

"Real, and funny and wrenching all at once. LITTLE MEN gathers force as it goes." – Bob Mondello, NPR 

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Long Way North

Oct 21 to Oct 24
Friday to Monday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Remi Chaye - 2016 - 81m - France & Denmark

Audience award winner at Annecy and COLCOA !

Award-winning LONG WAY NORTH is an enchanting animated feature beautifully crafted by the filmmakers behind ERNEST & CELESTINE (writer and production company), SONG OF THE SEA & THE SECRET OF KELLS.  Director Remi Chaye’s exquisitely animated tale follows a young heroine persevering through a physical and emotional journey to find her grandfather and his great ship.  

“Lovely use of block colour gives the film a travel-poster look, and the North Pole sections are atmospheric, all tumbling ice-cliffs and turquoise glaciers.” - Kate Stable, Total Film

“The characterisation is particularly strong: the goal-driven, hard-working, clever and brave Sasha ultimately wins over even the most hard-hearted of navvies.” - Tara Brady, Irish Times

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Time as Money - a doc on time banking!

Oct 22
Saturday 1pm

Dir. Lenore Eklund - 2014 - 71m - No Matinees

AN ABQ HOURS EXCHANGE SPECIAL PRESENTATION!

From small town neighborhoods to cities, the shift in the economy and continued financial struggles are having an adverse effect on communities and creating devastating isolation for its inhabitants.

While lying in a hospital bed after a major heart attack, Edgar Cahn, a civil rights lawyer and speech writer for Robert Kennedy, was feeling helpless - similar to the disenfranchised and unemployed. This experience gave him the idea to create a new system of money as a tool to connect people and neighbors called Time Dollars. With this new idea several individuals begin forming time banks in their neighborhoods. The word spreads fast as people are hungry for this new way of exchange that doesn't involve cash, but instead taps into the capacity of their local community. Living with this new complimentary currency, time bankers discover the power of networking with their neighbors. With using the time dollars as currency, members bring improvement to their personal lives. This spirit of improvement grows into the greater community with larger-scaled time bank projects. Time bankers become part of the larger community projects giving them ownership in the effort and empowering them to give direction in their community. City officials and policy makers start to realize the positive differences in their areas and give recognition to the contribution that time banks are making.

With all the popularity that time banks have achieved, the uncertainty of longevity after an economic upturn comes into question on whether or not people still need time banks when money is no longer scarce. However, time bankers have realized the connection to neighbors and the bonds with their community are more valuable than the money saved. Edgar Cahn, in his campaign for a collective force for system change, visits Los Angeles where time bank leaders from across the nation converge to learn from each other and organize a national advocacy voice.

This film was made using no federal dollars.  It was funded with time dollars and the abundance of the time bank community!

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Milking The Rhino

Oct 23
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. David E. Simpson - 2008 - 54m

A DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE SPECIAL PRESENTATION!

Milking the Rhino examines the deepening conflict between humans and animals in an ever-shrinking world. It is the first major documentary to explore wildlife conservation from the perspective of people who live with wild animals. Shot in some of the world’s most magnificent locales, Rhino offers complex, intimate portraits of rural Africans at the forefront of community-based conservation: a revolution that is turning poachers into preservationists and local people into the stewards of their land.

ALSO! - BioPark staff will be at the Guild before the film starts and then across the street at the Tractor Brewery afterwards to discuss their African wildlife conservation programs. Come have a cold beer, ask questions and learn more!

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An Art That Nature Makes: Photographer Rosamond Purcell

Oct 25 to Oct 26
Tuesday and Wednesday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Molly Bernstein - 2016 - 75m

Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed a body of work that has garnered international acclaim, graced the pages of National Geographic and over 20 published books, and has attracted admirers such as Jonathan Safran Foer, Errol Morris and Stephen Jay Gould. AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world – from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull – offering insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking imagery.

"Illuminating...certainly haunting, but too beautiful to be morbid." - NEW YORK TIMES

"An excellent cinematic presentation of Purcell's mesmerizing photographs" - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Mesmerizing...Spur[s] us to view time and mortality from new and unusual angles.” - YAHOO

"Photographer Rosamond Purcell On Her Fascination With Conjoined Twins" - INDIEWIRE

"The 'Duchess of Disintegration and Decay' Gets a Documentary" - THE CREATORS PROJECT

1 of 9 art events to attend in New York City - ART NEWS

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Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

Oct 25 to Oct 26
Tuesday and Wednesday 4:30, 8:15

Dir. Pieter van Huystee - 2016 - 89m - Netherlands - English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian with English subtitles

In 2016, the Noordbrabants Museum in the Dutch city of Den Bosch held a special exhibition devoted to the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who died 500 years ago. This late-medieval artist lived his entire life in the city, causing uproar with his fantastical and utterly unique paintings in which hell and the devil always played a prominent role. In preparation for the exhibition, a team of Dutch art historians crisscrosses the globe to unravel the secrets of his art. They use special infrared cameras to examine the sketches beneath the paint, in the hope of discovering more about the artist's intentions. They also attempt to establish which of the paintings can be attributed with certainty to Bosch himself, and which to his pupils or followers. The experts shuttle between Den Bosch, Madrid and Venice, cutting their way through the art world's tangle of red tape, in a battle against the obstacle of countless egos and conflicting interests. Not every museum is prepared to allow access to their precious art works.

“FASCINATING. Bosch’s images aresurreal, crazy, violent, sinister, astounding. They can make your eyes pop open in disturbed wonder. (The film) brings us literally closer to Bosch’s images than one could probably get in almost any museum… (it) offers a true immersion in his artistry.”  – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

“(Bosch’s) paintings, teeming with demons, creatures worthy of H.G. Wells’s ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ and surreal amalgams of all sorts, still strike awe… It’s a measure of Bosch’s imaginative genius that the imagery in works like The Garden of Earthly Delights outstrips in boldness many of the extreme digital fantasies in Hollywood horror films.” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“An enthralling art detective story and a fascinating history lesson. There is not one boring moment in its 89 minute running time. There might not have been Dali or Geiger if it weren’t for Bosch. It’s a real delight to see his work up-close and personal, blown up on the big screen. Engrossing. A great watch.” – Dustin Chang, Screen Anarchy

“The art museum is a multitudinous place of discovery in HIERONYMUS BOSCH: TOUCHED BY THE DEVIL. The doc is no mere appreciation piece, nor an advertisement for the sanctity or edifying calm of the museum space. Instead, it showcases the mechanism behind the exhibit that places curatorial efforts into fascinating light.” – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine

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Paolo Soleri: Beyond Form - A Free AIA Movie Night Special

Oct 27
Thursday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Aimee Madsen - 2014 - 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!

BONUS!  THE DIRECTOR & ONE OF THE PRODUCERS WILL BE IN PERSON FOR TALK & DISCUSSION!

“Genre and ground-breaking architect Paolo Soleri remains largely unknown outside of architectural circles, but his legacy as an artist, builder and urban theorist is staggering. Narrated by actor-activist Peter Coyote, Aimee Madsen’s documentary takes a close look at Soleri’s origins and lifelong labor of love–the futuristic city of Arcosanti which Soleri sets in the unforgiving desert outside Phoenix, Arizona. Inspiring a near cultlike following rivaled only by the passionate devotees of the architectural giant Frank Lloyd Wright, Soleri’s city continues to grow piece-by-piece long after the death of its creator. Soleri is the most interesting architect you’ve never heard of.” - Herb Stratford (program director Napa Valley Film Festival

“Soleri’s life and work have been memorialized in a beautiful and soulful film.” - Taz Loomans

“The film has humor, beauty and spectacular cinematography!” - Steve Weiss

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Porches and Private Eyes

Oct 27
Thursday 4:30, 9:15 ONLY!

Dir. Travis Mills - 2016 - 90m - DIRECTOR IN PERSON!

PORCHES AND PRIVATE EYES tells the story of three women in the small town of Brookhaven, Mississippi whose gossip circle turns to amateur detective work when an old man in town disappears. The film is a comedy/murder-mystery in the style of The Burbs or Clue dipped in Southern culture like Fried Green Tomatoes or Steel Magnolias. 

The film features actors Lynn Forney, Marlene Cupit and Elise McMurry.

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The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck

Oct 28 to Oct 31
Friday to Monday 6pm, 8:15

Dir. Roman Polanski - 1967 - 107m - HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Who says Vampires are no laughing matter? Director Roman Polanski hilariously spoofs the horror genre with this tale of bumbling vampire hunters and the beautiful young object of their rescue attempts--who is quite happy being undead.

“The film amiably runs through all the standbys associated with vampire movies, putting a personal and goofy spin on most of them.” - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

“Funny and scary, this is vintage Polanski.” - Kim Newman, Empire Magazine

“Lustrous caricature of Hammer frights.” - Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

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The Monster Squad

Oct 28 to Oct 30
Friday 10:30pm, Saturday 12 Noon, 10:30pm, Sunday 12 Noon

Dir. Fred Dekker - 1987 - 83m - Noon screenings $5 / 10:30pm shows $8 general / $6 students

AN ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS AND A MOM'S MATINEE SPECIAL!!

Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Our heroes - the Monster Squad (a group of pre-teens!) are the only ones daring to stand in their way!  Like the GOONIES and THE LOST BOYS, this is a kid's movie at heart with some great special effects by the legendary Stan Winston!

"Packs an enormous entertainment wallop.  Very hip humor and a genuine scare." - Rex Reed

" ... a lotta fun, a "Monster" movie that will delight Horror-haters and Horror-lovers alike." - Hollywood Reporter

“Dekker plays around imaginatively with the genre while delivering several nice touches.” - Derek Adams, Time Out

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Bride Of Frankenstein

Oct 29 to Oct 30
Saturday and Sunday 4pm ONLY!

Dir. James Whale - 1935 - 75m - ALL SEATS JUST $5

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB EVENT!  A HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY FRANK CULLEN!!

In one of the most popular horror films of all time, The Bride of Frankenstein, Boris Karloff reprises his role as the silver screen’s most misunderstood monster who now longs for a mate. Continuing exactly where the original left off, the critically acclaimed sequel introduces Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger) as a deranged scientist who forces Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) to help him create a companion for the monster. Once again directed by James Whale and adapted from Mary Shelley’s classic novel, the sequel features outstanding makeup and special effects, instantly making the Bride of Frankenstein (Elsa Lanchester) one of the most recognizable monsters of all time.

“Whale's most perfectly realised movie, a delight from start to finish.” - Geoff Andrew. Time Out

“Another astonishing chapter in the career of the Monster.” - Frank S. Nugent, New York Times

“A must for anyone with even a passing interest in horror, this not only confirms Karloff as a master of the genre, but also shows, more than any of Whale's subsequent films, the influence of his vision.” - Film4

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I Am Me: Understanding the Intersections of Gender, Sexuality, and Identity

Nov 29
Tuesday

2016 - 42m approx - FREE

A NEW MEXICO COMMUNITIES OF CARE, SOUTHWEST GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL AND NEW MEXICO SAFE SCHOOLS INITIATIVE SPECIAL PRESENTATION!

An educational training video that explores the challenges that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, etc. (LGBTQ+) young people face, and how adults can be supportive allies.  

The 42-minute video defines the concepts of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, and provides an in-depth picture of how LGBTQ+ young people are marginalized in their everyday lives and the serious outcomes they face as a result. With personal stories from LGBTQ+ young people and adult advocates woven throughout, the main theme of adult allyship is exemplified through LGBTQ+ youth sharing how they need to be supported, as well as a helpful checklist at the end of the video on how to participate in acts of allyship for LGBTQ+ youth. 

As a companion to the video, a 36-page LGBTQ+ Resource Guide provides further information on concepts covered in the video, as well as local, national, and online resources. Additionally, the accompanying Screening Toolkit guides individuals wanting to screen this educational resource in their workplaces and communities

I Am Me and the accompanying toolkits were created by Communities of Care, a project of the New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department, in partnership with 12fps and Prevention at Play.

The I Am Me video, LGBTQ+ Resource Guide, and Screening Toolkit are available FREE online at http://www.nmsoc.org/cocvideos.html. 

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