Coming Soon

Freak Show

Jan 19 to Jan 22
Friday to Monday 4:00, 8:30

Dir. Trudie Styler - 2017 - 91m

SPECIAL THANKS TO WAY OUT WEST FILM FEST!

Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther, The Imitation Game) is one-of-a-kind: a fabulous, glitter-bedecked, gender-bending teenager whose razor-sharp wit is matched only his by his outrageous, anything-goes fashion sense. When his glamorous mother (Bette Midler) is forced to send him to live with his straight-laced father (Larry Pine), Billy finds himself a diva-out-of-water at his new ultra-conservative high school. Undaunted by the bullies who don’t understand him, the fearless Billy sets out to make a big statement in his own inimitable way: challenging the school’s reigning mean girl (Abigail Breslin) for the title of homecoming queen. This proudly offbeat comedy is an irresistible ode to outsiders and nonconformists of all stripes. With Laverne Cox.

“At the heart of this tale, and the film's paramount appeal, is the staggeringly impressive turn by Lawther, who manages to be so overtly confident in the role, and yet internally so vulnerable.” - Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys

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Killing for Love

Jan 19 to Jan 22
Friday to Monday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Marcus Vetter & Karin Steinberger - 2017 - 124m - UK, Germany, Denmark - No matinees

March 30, 1985: Derek and Nancy Haysom are discovered brutally murdered at their home in Lynchburg, Virginia. The subsequent arrest and conviction of the couple’s daughter Elizabeth, a wealthy scholarship student at the University of Virginia, and her boyfriend Jens Söring, the brilliant son of a German diplomat, set off a media frenzy, becoming the first trial of its kind to be nationally televised. But what if the justice system got it all wrong? This gripping true crime tale untangles the web of romantic obsession and betrayal that may have led an innocent man to make the ultimate sacrifice for love: take the fall for a murder he didn’t commit. Featuring the voices of Daniel Brühl and Imogen Poots.

“Compelling murder-mystery … Gruesome, but utterly gripping“ - The Times

“A thrilling courtroom drama“ - Culturmag.de

“Real drama in Shakespearean dimensions“ - Saxon Newspaper

“A film like a grenade" - Stern TV

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The Curse of the Dragon Sword

Jan 19
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jason Phelps - 2017 - 90m - $5 ADVANCE ONLINE / $10 AT THE DOOR

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON, CHECK BACK HERE FOR FURTHER DETAILS!

Two brand new characters, a father and daughter duo, go on a journey to reforge the broken Dragon Sword in an attempt to destroy a powerful evil. Along the way they encounter the Blacksmith who originally created the sword. He sends them out the recover the necessary elements he needs to put the sword back together, but warns them that the elements are guarded by fearsome spirits of Kung Fu masters who they must defeat in order to acquire the parts they seek.

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Blood Country

Jan 20
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Travis Mills - 2017 - 90m approx. - $5 ADVANCE ONLINE TICKETS / $10 AT THE DOOR

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

Set in Mississippi, based on a true events from the story written by Robert E. Jones, "The Outlaw, the Sheriff and The Governor". The film tells the story of Joe Loftin: a man accused of killing his brother, he becomes an outlaw and the honorable sheriff Dan Lee has to track him down. 

The film features actors Chris Bosarge, Cotton Yancey, Jeremy London, Marlene Cupit, Heather Fusari, Nicholas Roylance, Kevin McGrath, Michael LaCour, Aspen Kennedy Wilson, Markeith Coleman, Creek Wilson, Matthew Horton, Britton Webb, Matt Story, Dawn Streeck and many more. 

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Mystery in Morocco - Live Performances plus meet & greet!

Jan 20
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Ranee Lovato & others! - 2017 - 75m approx - ALL SEATS $10

A REINA RAKS PRODUCTION!

Come meet the cast for the upcoming 2019 production of Mystery in Morocco, an original tale by Ranee A Lovato. Performances by top choreographers Sadie Adair, Lauren Martínez-Burr, Eric Salazar, Kristine Domino, Sara Dances, Dani Gutierrez Eric Koenig and more! Dance workshops and more information will be available for those wishing to audition for the 2019 full production.

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Look & See: A Cinematic Portrait of Wendell Berry, Farmer & Activist

Jan 23
Tuesday 6pm, 8:15 ONLY!

Dir. Laura Dunn - 2017 - 82m - All Seats Just $5 - Special discussion after the screening!

LOOK & SEE revolves around the divergent stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky who each face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the land and their community.

In 1965, Wendell Berry returned home to Henry County, where he bought a small farm house and began a life of farming, writing and teaching.  This lifelong relationship with the land and community would come to form the core of his prolific writings. A half century later Henry County, like many rural communities across America, has become a place of quiet ideological struggle. In the span of a generation, the agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies and rootedness to place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion and debt - all of which have frayed the fabric of rural communities. Writing from a long wooden desk beneath a forty-paned window, Berry has watched this struggle unfold, becoming one of its most passionate and eloquent voices in defense of agrarian life.

Filmed across four seasons in the farming cycle, LOOK & SEE blends observational scenes of farming life, interviews with farmers and community members with evocative, carefully framed shots of the surrounding landscape.  Thus, in the spirit of Berry’s agrarian philosophy, Henry County itself will emerge as a character in the film - a place and a landscape that is deeply interdependent with the people that inhabit it. 

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WONDER GIRLS: CHANGING OUR WORLD book signing & slide show!

Jan 24
Wednesday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Creativity for Peace - 2017 - 75m approx - All Seats $10 for this special event!

TO PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS, PLEASE CLICK HERE!

2018 is shaping up to be the "Year of the Girl.” As each news headline trumpets an unstable atmosphere for countries the world over, girls are leading the way in education, environmental action, and social justice.

CREATIVITY FOR PEACE, a Santa Fe-based nonprofit, celebrates the stabilizing role that young women play in our communities with the upcoming exhibition of photographs, January 24-31, 2018, from the just-released book, "WONDER GIRLS, Changing Our World" by Paola Gianturco and Alex Sangster.

Gianturco and Sangster's book journey began with a pivotal chapter about the work of CREATIVITY FOR PEACE with teen girls from Israel and Palestine developing skills in peacemaking and a passion for "the other’s experience" in war-torn communities. 

Author/photographer Paola Gianturco joins us in Albuquerque with a slide/talk and book signing. Proceeds benefit the work of CREATIVITY FOR PEACE.

*ADDITIONAL EXHIBITS & SHOWS – Exhibit of photos, January 24-31, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe. Slide/talk and booksigning in Santa Fe, January 25 at 7pm, CCA, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, tickets $15. VIP tickets (including a signed book and pre-reception) are $125.

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Django - a new biopic on Django Reinhardt!

Jan 25 to Jan 28
Thursday to Sunday 3:30, 8:00

Dir. Etienne Comar - 2017 - 115m - France - In French with English subtitles

From Etienne Comar, writer/producer of Of God and Men (Cannes Grand Prix 2010), comes a powerful wartime biopic focusing on the life of legendary, world-famous jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. 

Starring Reda Kateb (Zero Dark Thirty, A Prophet) and Cécile de France (Hereafter).

The opening film of the 2017 Berlinale, Django will immerse viewers in a tumultuous chapter in the life of one of the greatest musical geniuses of the 20th century.

Reinhardt, elegantly interpreted by Reda Kateb,  is a phenomenon in 1943 Paris, thrilling audiences with his distinctive brand of “hot jazz” and charming admirers, including his muse, played by Cécile de France. But even as the rise of Nazism forces Reinhardt to make a daring escape from Paris - his music being considered degenerate under the Third Reich - he refuses to be silenced, and his music becomes a form of protest. Kateb’s impressive performance is sure to please all fans of the renowned jazz musician and keep audiences on their tapping toes. 

"One of the best scores" - The Hollywood Reporter

"Played to perfection" - Indiewire

“There's an urgent impetus at the heart of this film, far beyond the realm of either flat period biopic or mere history lesson.” - Christina Newland, Sight and Sound

“A much-deserved spotlight role for French actor Reda Kateb.” - Peter Debruge, Variety

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The Final Year

Jan 25 to Jan 28
Thursday to Sunday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Greg Barker - 2017 - 89m - No Matinees

A unique insiders' account of President Barack Obama's foreign policy team during their last year in office. Featuring unprecedented access inside the White House and State Department, THE FINAL YEAR offers an uncompromising view of the inner workings of the Obama Administration as they prepare to leave power after eight years.

“RIVETING” – DAVID MORGAN, CBS NEWS

THE INSIDE, AND BARKER SPENDS PLENTY OF TIME BEHIND THE GUARDED WALLS.” – STEVE ZEITCHIK, LA TIMES

“IMMENSE AND INTIMATE. THIS MOVIE CAN ONLY INSPIRE. ESSENTIAL IN ITS DEPICTION OF HUMANE, RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP.” ELIZABETH WEITZMAN, THE WRAP

“AN URGENT IDEALOGICAL REBUTTAL. ONE RARELY GETS TO GLIMPSE THE WHITE HOUSE FROM THE INSIDE, AND BARKER SPENDS PLENTY OF TIME BEHIND THE GUARDED WALLS.” – STEVE ZEITCHIK, LA TIMES

“COMPELLING…IRRESISTIBLE…DEEPLY MOVING. LIKE A REAL-LIFE VERSION OF THE WEST WING.” – FRANK SCHECK, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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Mom & Dad

Jan 26 to Jan 27
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Brian Taylor - 2017 - 83m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! $8 general / $6 students with i.d.s

DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 50 !!

A teenage girl and her younger brother must survive a wild 24 hours when a virus of unknown origins causes parents to turn on their own kids!

“A tale as old as Greek mythology, told with verve, panache and lots of fake blood…The kind of rip-snorting, relatively cheap and cheerful black comedy the industry doesn’t make enough of anymore, Mom & Dad is a deliciously lurid throwback to cult fare like Parents, Heathers, Serial Mom, early Gregg Araki movies and other to-the-bone horror-driven skewerings of suburban pieties.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“…this giddy exercise transcends mere bad-taste humor to become one of the great jet-black comedies about suburbia, destined for the same cult-classic status accorded The Stepford Wives, Parents and Heathers.” - Variety

A twisted remake of Home Alone on bath salts.” - Screen Crush

“Nicolas Cage in full -on nutzoid mode.” - Indiewire

“A demented blast.” -JoBlo

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42 Grams: The Evolution of a Chef

Jan 27
Saturday 1pm

Dir. Jack C. Newell - 2017 - 82m - No Matinees

After working at some of the world’s best restaurants, Jake’s aggressive personality kept him from finding a kitchen to call home. A chef without a restaurant, Jake began cooking fifteen-course menus out of his apartment. Alongside his dedicated wife Alexa, their “underground” restaurant becomes a foodie hot spot. The experience is unique: they present refined flavors while dirty dishes soak in their bedroom. A year later, they take out a lease on an abandoned chicken joint to open a real restaurant, 42 Grams. The film follows them developing menus, hiring and firing staff, shows Jake’s temper, the strains on their marriage, and what they risk in their pursuit of the American Dream.

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Behind the Lens - A Humans of NM documentary series

Jan 28
Sunday 1pm Only!

Dir. Daniel Sonnis and Chris Aguirre - 2017 - 60m approx. - Donations greatly appreciated

FIRST DOCUMENTARY SPONSORED BY SOUTHWEST HISPANIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE, SECOND DOCUMENTARY PRODUCED BY HUMANO PRODUCTIONS

The Humans of New Mexico project s a community-wide effort to capture the complex issues that affect our communities and offer a platform to voice everyday practices of resistance to societal pressures. "Behinds the Lens" is a two-part documentary that offers a unique behind the scenes look at the Humans of New Mexico project. The two-part documentary follows the journey of Humans of New Mexico collective members across the state to capture diverse poignant stories. 

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In The Fade

Jan 29 to Feb 1
Monday to Thursday 4:15, 8:15

Dir. Fatih Akin - 2017 - 105m - German / France - In German with English subtitles

THE NEWEST FROM THE GREAT TURKISH/GERMAN DIRECTOR FATIH AKIN (HEAD-ON, THE EDGE OF HEAVEN, SOUL KITCHEN) !

Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. Danilo, a lawyer and Nuri’s best friend, represents Katja in the eventual trial against the two suspects: a young couple from the neo-Nazi scene. The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but there’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice.

“A solidly well made, straight-down-the-line drama.” - Ben Croll, TheWrap

“Kruger's powerhouse performance in her first German-language production goes a long way toward compensating for the narrative's dip into overly crystalline waters …” - Jay Weissberg, Variety

“A thriller made riveting by an emotional performance from Diane Kruger.” - Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

“It might actually be one of Akin's best.” - Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

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The Road Movie

Jan 29 to Feb 1
Monday to Thursday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Dmitrii Kalashnikov - 2017 - 70m - Russia - In Russian with English subtitles - No Matinees

Somewhere between "Jackass" and "Faces of Death" - Dennis Harvey, Variety

A mosaic of asphalt adventures, landscape photography, and some of the craziest shit you’ve ever seen, Dmitrii Kalashnikov’s THE ROAD MOVIE is a stunning compilation of video footage shot exclusively via the deluge of dashboard cameras that populate Russian roads. The epitome of a you-have- to-see- it-to- believe-it documentary, THE ROAD MOVIE captures a wide range of spectacles through the windshield—including a comet crashing down to Earth, an epic forest fire, and no shortage of angry motorists taking road rage to wholly new and unexpected levels—all accompanied by bemused commentary from unseen and often stoic drivers and passengers.

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Dan Savage's HUMP! FILM FESTIVAL 2018 !!

Feb 2 to Feb 3
Friday and Saturday 7pm, 9pm

Dir. various - 2018 - 90m approx - MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER - ALL SEATS $18

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE!

The 13th annual festival is currently on tour. The festival opened in Seattle and Portland in Nov 2017, and will travel to over 35 cities across the US and Canada during 2018.

FOR A FULL LINE UP WITH DESCRIPTIONS & TITLES, CLICK HERE AND SCROLL DOWN!

About HUMP!

The HUMP! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of porn since 2005. The festival features short dirty movies—each less than five minutes—all created by people who aren’t porn stars but want to be one for a weekend. The filmmakers and stars show us what they think is hot and sexy, creative and kinky, their ultimate turn-ons and their craziest fantasies. Our carefully curated program is a cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes—all united by a shared spirit of sex-positivity. HUMP! is a celebration of creative sexual expression. You will see films at HUMP! that shock you. You will see films at HUMP! that make you laugh. And you will see films at HUMP! that turn you on. You will also be touched by the sincerity and vulnerability with which these films are lovingly made. HUMP!’s main mission is to change the way America sees—and makes and shares—porn.

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In Between

Feb 4 to Feb 8
Sunday to Thursday 3:45, 8:00

Dir. Maysaloun Hamoud - 2017 - 103m - Israel / Palestine - In Hebrew, Arabic with English Subtitles

Lalia (Mouna Hawa), Salma (Sana Jammelieh), and Nur (Shaden Kanboura) share an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv. Lalia, a criminal lawyer with a wicked wit, loves to burn off her workday stress in the underground club scene. Salma, slightly more subdued, is a DJ and bartender. Nur is a younger, religious Muslim girl who moves into the apartment in order to study at the university. Nur is both intrigued and intimidated by her two sophisticated roommates. When her conservative fiance visits, he is horrified by her secular friends, entreating her to hasten their marriage, leave Tel Aviv, and assume her rightful role as a wife. She refuses, and his violent rebuttal leaves all of the women shaken. Salma and Lalia also face turmoil: Lalia has found love with a modern Muslim man whose acceptance proves less than unconditional, and Salma discovers that her Christian family in a northern Galilean village is not as liberal as they claim. These three very different women find themselves doing the same balancing act between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, fealty and freedom.

"A discovery at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, IN BETWEEN hails from Israel, and is one of the best recent films to come out of that country, or anywhere for that matter." – Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com

"[A] breezy, light-hearted dramedy of girl power..." – Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

"[An] energetic feature debut...compelling...While the entire cast is aces, the three leads, and the chemistry among them, are especially fine..." – Alissa Simon, Variety

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The Breadwinner

Feb 4 to Feb 8
Sunday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Nora Twomey - 2017 - 93m - Ireland | Canada | Luxembourg - No Matinees

From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the highly-anticipated new feature based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel.

Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom–and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.

Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.

“Powerful! Spectacular! A beautiful look at a people’s fight to survive.” - The Wrap

“Breathtaking! Vibrant!  Jewel-bright and heart-wrenching!” - The Hollywood Reporter

“Inspiring! Remarkable! Nothing short of exceptional!” - Variety

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To The Ends Of The Earth

Feb 4
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. David Lavallee - 2016 - 82m

FOOD & WATER WATCH SPECIAL PRESENTATION!

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

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

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

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Film-Photo-Art PAPA 2018 Senior Showcase

Feb 9
Friday 6pm, 7:30 only!

Dir. various students - 2018 - 60m approx - $10 general / $5 students, staff, seniors & military

Public Academy for Performing Arts (PAPA) presents the work of the 2018 PAPA Film, Photography and Art Seniors.  Seating is limited-tickets on sale by clicking here!

PAPA Visual Artists will be sharing semester long projects showcasing their 2D works in graphite, charcoal, scratch board, chalk pastels, ink, mixed media, and gouache. Find out the big idea behind their work and their goals as artists. 

PAPA Film and Media presents the latest creations from PAPA Senior Filmmakers and Photographers. Q&A after the screening.

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Gintama

Feb 9 to Feb 10
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Yuichi Fukuda - 2017 - 131m - Japan - In Japanese with English subtitles - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - All Seats $15

Based on the best-selling action comedy manga by Hideaki Sorachi, GINTAMA takes place in an alternate Edo-period Japan, where an Alien race has taken control, forcing Samurai to lay down their swords. Once feared as the “White Demon,” former samurai Gintoki Sakata now works as an everyday handyman – until a master swordsman tasks Gintoki and his friends with finding the cursed sword Benizakura to keep it from falling into the wrong hands. Packed with the sword- swinging sci-fi action and offbeat humor that have made the manga a classic, GINTAMA is bound to delight both fans and anyone looking for a journey to a visually-stunning universe where fantastical action lurks just around every corner.

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Oscar Nominated Short Films - 2018 !!

Feb 10 to Feb 18
Saturday to the following Sunday

Dir. Various - 2018

It's that time of year again - Academy Award nominated shorts from around the planet:  LIVE ACTION, ANIMATION and DOCUMENTARY!  

For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 10th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts.

MORE INFO T.B.A., CHECK BACK HERE AFTER JANUARY 23, 2018 FOR FULLER DETAILS!

ANIMATION = FEBRUARY 10th to 12th

DOCUMENTARY = FEBRUARY 13th to 15th

LIVE ACTION = FEBRUARY 16th to 18th

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The Lady Vanishes

Feb 10 to Feb 11
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Alfred Hitchcock - 1938 - 96m - UK - All Seats $5

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-PRESENTATION!

In Alfred Hitchcock’s most quick-witted and devilish comic thriller, the beautiful Margaret Lockwood, traveling across Europe by train, meets a charming spinster (Dame May Whitty), who then seems to disappear into thin air. The younger woman turns investigator and finds herself drawn into a complex web of mystery and high adventure. Also starring Michael Redgrave, The Lady Vanishes remains one of the great filmmaker’s purest delights.

“Exhibits Director Alfred Hitchcock, England's portly master of melodrama, at the top of his form.” - TIME Magazine

“This is vintage Hitchcock, with the pacing and superb editing that marked not only his 30s style but eventually every film that had any aspirations whatever to achieving suspense and rhythm.” - Don Druker, Chicago Reader

“It's the greatest-ever comedy-thriller, the greatest film set on a train, a faultlessly cast mirror held up to the nation in the year of Munich.” - Philip French, Observer (UK)

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Rocky Horror Picture Show - ADVANCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE!!

Feb 16 to Feb 17
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Jim Sharman - 1975 - 100m - Tickets are $25 ($15 for your ticket, $5 for a prop bag)

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ONLINE, CLICK HERE.

Another chance to re-live a classic for your VALENTINE'S DAY!  PRIDE & EQUALITY MAGAZINE presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show for its fifth year. A full cast and props will be provided to make your Rocky experience something truly amazing. Costumes are always encouraged and make sure you yell out as audience participation is always encouraged.

It's the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet (Susan Sarandon) encounter a problem when their car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry) a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the 'Time Warp', Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy.

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Some Kind of Wonderful - an 80s classic on 35mm Film !

Feb 19
Monday 3:30, 6:00, 8:30

Dir. Howard Deutch - 1987 - 93m

SPECIAL TOURING GUEST AUTHOR KEVIN SMOKLER WITH HIS BOOK "BRAT PACK AMERICA:  A Love Letter to 80s Teen Movies and the Places They Happened" WILL BE IN PERSON ALONG WITH JAMES HUGHES (JOHN'S SON !) TO PRESENT THE EVENING SCREENINGS!

FROM THE WRITER/DIRECTOR TEAM OF PRETTY IN PINK!

A young tomboy, Watts (an excellent Mary Stuart Masterson), finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith (Eric Stoltz), run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school, Amanda, (Lea Thompson). Unfortunately, the girl's old boyfriend, Hardy (Craig Scheffer), who is from the rich section of town, is unable to let go of her, and plans to get back at Keith.

“The best of all 80s teen movies.” - David Cornelius, eFilmCritic.com

ABOUT KEVIN SMOKLER:  the author of the essay collection Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books you Haven't Touched Since High School (2013), which the Atlantic Wire called “truly enjoyable,” and the editor of Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times, A San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book of 2005. His work has appeared in the LA Times, Fast Company, BuzzFeed, Vulture, the San Francisco Chronicle, Publishers Weekly, and on NPR. In 2013, he was BookRiot's first ever Writer-in-Residence.

He can be found on twitter at @weegee. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, cat, and most of MTV's first year on vinyl.

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Have A Nice Day (Hao Ji Le)

Feb 20 to Feb 21
Tuesday and Wednesday 6:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Liu Jian - 2017 - 77m - China - In Mandrin with English subtitles - No Matinees

ALSO PLAYING FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23 TO SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25 AT 6:15PM!

A hard rain is about to fall on a small town in Southern China.

In a desperate attempt to find money to save his fiancée's failed plastic surgery, Xiao Zhang, a mere driver, steals a bag containing 1 million from his boss.  News of the robbery spreads fast within the town and, over the course of one night, everyone starts looking for Xiao Zhang and his money...

Liu Jian delivers a whirlwind neo-noir, cementing his place as a pioneering force in independent Chinese animation.

"Fascinating" - Hollywood Reporter

“If Quentin Tarantino remade “Pulp Fiction” as an animated movie set in modern day China, it might look something like ‘Have a Nice Day’ … a gorgeous snapshot of competing interests - Eric Kohn, IndieWire

“Liu Jian’s stunning animation is both a visceral thriller and astute political statement about China’s place in the modern world … a provocative work that will get animation buffs buzzing … unlike no Chinese film you’ve ever seen.” - Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily

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The Great Buddha

Feb 20 to Feb 21
Tuesday and Wednesday 4:00, 8:00

Dir. HUANG Hsin-Yao - 2017 - 104m - Taiwan - In Taiwanese with English subtitles

ALSO PLAYING FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23 TO SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25 AT 4PM AND 8PM!

Underlining the gap between have-nots' life and elites' world by switching between black and white and glamorous colors, THE GREAT BUDDHA+ vividly illustrates a corrupted village in rural southern Taiwan with memorable style, heartfelt empathy, and whimsical humor. 

Security guard Pickle and his trash collector friend Belly Button kill time together in night shifts watching the rich boss Kevin's dash-cam footage and discover something horrifying outside his numerous sexual encounters with women.

"Sporting an ingeniously cinematic concept that’s nimbly executed by writer-director Huang Hsin-yao and producer-DP Chung Mong-hong, this ballad of sad losers mixed with satire on parochial politics is convulsively funny yet uncompromisingly bleak, bridging art with entertainment...Arguably the best film to emerge from a year of exciting resurgence in Taiwan" - Maggie Lee, Variety

“A formally inventive, socially conscious, perceptive, and most important of all, humorous work of art. Huang's tragic-comic vision is definitely one of the most exciting things from Asian cinema this year." - I-Lin LIU, Asian Film Vault

"This wink to technology branding is consistent with the central role played by satirical humour in all of Huang’s storytelling endeavours, a facetious tone that brought comic relief to the sometimes grim subjects." - Aurélie Godet , Cinema Scope

“A memorable debut from an uncompromising new voice in Taiwanese cinema." - James Marsh, South China Morning Post

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Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase!

Feb 22
Thursday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Various - 2017 - 120m approx - No Matinees - in English and Spanish with English subtitles when necessary

A 516 ARTS CO-PRESENTATION!  For film trailers and synopses, please click here!

An exhibition celebrating female filmmakers from the El Paso-Juarez U.S.-Mexico border region!

Now a collective, the six founding members of Femme Frontera have evolved the Showcase to include women filmmakers from all over the world who challenge stereotypes and false perspectives about women, gender roles, people of color, and the LGBT community. Whether they are real or imaginary, physical or intangible, boundaries divide and disquiet in Femme Frontera, a ravishingly well-told, deeply felt series of narrative and documentary shorts from Latina filmmakers living along the US-México border. Resisting stereotypical, hyper masculine depictions of the Latina experience that so often reduce characters of color to the status of flimsy cardboard cutouts, the directors of Femme Frontera prioritize feeling and style ahead of plot, cultivating tactile emotional realities onscreen that address–in part–the illogic behind man-made walls. Femme Frontera, a female film collective, continues to advocate for women's voices through its annual Showcase, media education workshops and community outreach.

Femme Frontera is Angie Reza Tures, Ilana Lapid, Iliana Sosa, Jazmin Harvey, Jennifer Lucero, and Laura Theresa Bustillos Jáquez.

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Have A Nice Day (Hao Ji Le)

Feb 23 to Feb 25
Friday to Sunday 6:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Liu Jian - 2017 - 77m - China - In Mandrin with English subtitles - No Matinees

A hard rain is about to fall on a small town in Southern China.

In a desperate attempt to find money to save his fiancée's failed plastic surgery, Xiao Zhang, a mere driver, steals a bag containing 1 million from his boss.  News of the robbery spreads fast within the town and, over the course of one night, everyone starts looking for Xiao Zhang and his money...

Liu Jian delivers a whirlwind neo-noir, cementing his place as a pioneering force in independent Chinese animation.

"Fascinating" - Hollywood Reporter

“If Quentin Tarantino remade “Pulp Fiction” as an animated movie set in modern day China, it might look something like ‘Have a Nice Day’ … a gorgeous snapshot of competing interests - Eric Kohn, IndieWire

“Liu Jian’s stunning animation is both a visceral thriller and astute political statement about China’s place in the modern world … a provocative work that will get animation buffs buzzing … unlike no Chinese film you’ve ever seen.” - Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily

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The Great Buddha

Feb 23 to Feb 25
Friday to Sunday 4:00, 8:00

Dir. HUANG Hsin-Yao - 2017 - 104m - Taiwan - In Taiwanese with English subtitles

Underlining the gap between have-nots' life and elites' world by switching between black and white and glamorous colors, THE GREAT BUDDHA+ vividly illustrates a corrupted village in rural southern Taiwan with memorable style, heartfelt empathy, and whimsical humor. 

Security guard Pickle and his trash collector friend Belly Button kill time together in night shifts watching the rich boss Kevin's dash-cam footage and discover something horrifying outside his numerous sexual encounters with women.

"Sporting an ingeniously cinematic concept that’s nimbly executed by writer-director Huang Hsin-yao and producer-DP Chung Mong-hong, this ballad of sad losers mixed with satire on parochial politics is convulsively funny yet uncompromisingly bleak, bridging art with entertainment...Arguably the best film to emerge from a year of exciting resurgence in Taiwan" - Maggie Lee, Variety

“A formally inventive, socially conscious, perceptive, and most important of all, humorous work of art. Huang's tragic-comic vision is definitely one of the most exciting things from Asian cinema this year." - I-Lin LIU, Asian Film Vault

"This wink to technology branding is consistent with the central role played by satirical humour in all of Huang’s storytelling endeavours, a facetious tone that brought comic relief to the sometimes grim subjects." - Aurélie Godet , Cinema Scope

“A memorable debut from an uncompromising new voice in Taiwanese cinema." - James Marsh, South China Morning Post

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This Giant Papier Mache Boulder is Actually Really Heavy

Feb 23 to Feb 24
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Christian Nicolson - 2018 - 109m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - $8 General / $6 Students

DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 50 !!

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF SCI-FI, WHEN SPACESHIPS WERE REAL MODELS, MONSTERS MADE OF LATEX AND LASER GUNS A CURLING IRON PAINTED SILVER? NOW IMAGINE A UNIVERSE WHERE EVERYTHING WAS JUST LIKE THIS FOR REAL.

For three ordinary guys Tom, Jeffrey and Gavin, this just became a reality. One minute they were watching an old b-grade movie, the next they’ve been thrust inside the movie itself and at the helm of a rickety old spaceship. Panic ridden they stumble into a space battle. and make a mortal enemy of the evil Lord Froth while unwittingly saving the space princess Lady Emmanor. Then suddenly Jeffrey starts to change into a sci-fi character called Kasimir. They must adapt quickly if they are to survive long enough to find a way home. For all they know they could be next. If that happens they will be lost in this world forever. They embark on a quest to find a cure for Jeffrey and a way back home. This is an action-packed comedy adventure of giant lizards, space battles, robots, aliens, warlords and amazons that has to be seen to be believed.

“Made by fans for fans, Boulder is a fun space-romp that's well worth checking out.” - Lauren Burgess, HeyUGuys

“There are so many fantastic moments it's hard to single some out.” - Martin Unsworth, Starburst

“[The] sense that every set-up was forged with passion and persistence imbues this giggly, goofy and genuinely likable genre farce.“ - Simon Foster, Screen-Space

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Beuys

Feb 26 to Mar 1
Monday to Thursday 4:00, 6:15

Dir. Andres Veiel - 2018 - 107m - Germany - In German with English subtitles

Thirty years after his death, Joseph Beuys still feels like a visionary and is widely considered one of the most influential artists of his generation. Known for his contributions to the Fluxus movement and his work across diverse media — from happening and performance to sculpture, installation, and graphic art — Beuys’ expanded concept of the role of the artist places him in the middle of socially relevant discourses on media, community, and capitalism. Using previously untapped visual and audio sources, director Andreas Veiel has created a one-of-a-kind chronicle: Beuys is not a portrait in the traditional sense, but an intimate and in-depth look at a human being, his art and ideas, and the way they have impacted the world.

“The most extensive revisiting of Beuys’ art and life for a general public.” – David D’Arcy, The Art Newspaper

"Fascinating. Most art world insiders would rate Beuys as the most significant artist of the post-war period.” — Lee Marshall, Screen Daily

“Seeing [Beuys’ installations] as they were created, or with the artist in the room, makes them come alive.” – Jay Weissberg, Variety

“A major pioneer. Widely understood to be the most important German artist of the post–World War II period. His influence is comparable to that of the American artist Andy Warhol.” – The Museum of Modern Art

“One of the most extraordinarily influential and transgressive figures in the art of the second half of the 20th century.” – Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

“Radical. Eccentric. You can hardly dispute his prominence.” – Benjamin Genocchio, The New York Times

“Groundbreaking German sculptor and performance artist Joseph Beuys... was no shrinking violet.” – Ryan Gilbey, The Guardian

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Like Me

Feb 26 to Mar 1
Monday to Thursday 8:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Robert Mockler - 2018 - 80m - No Matinees

A reckless loner (Addison Timlin, Little Sister) sets out on a crime spree that she broadcasts on social media. After releasing a video of herself robbing a convenience store, she amasses a huge following. While traveling along the coast, she encounters a drifter, an Internet troll, and a paint huffing outsider who are all pulled into her circle of chaos, junk food, and drugs. Robert Mockler’s visually arresting debut feature, produced by indie horror veteran Larry Fessenden, takes the viewer into a world of fabricated personalities and offers a thought-provoking portrait of isolation in our increasingly digital world.

"Wonderfully twisted. An edgy vision of millennial lunacy." – Eric Kohn, Indiewire

"Wildly unpredictable. The most exciting debut you’ll see this year. Or maybe any." – Patrick Phillips, Cut Print Film

"Brilliantly realized. A wild visual feast." – Matt Donato, We Got This Covered

"A neon-soaked fever dream. The most unpredictably wonderful movie-going experience." – Heather Wixson, Daily Dead

"A gonzo thriller for the Coachella generation." – Ryan Larson, Diabolique

"It's f*cking great." – Todd Brown, Screen Anarchy

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Evil Cyborg Sea Monsters!

Mar 2
Friday 8:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Mike Capozzola - NOW! - 90m approx - All Seats just $10 for this special event!

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Comedian & cartoonist Mike Capozzola's multimedia comedy show about superheroes, action movies, sci-fi, monsters and secret agents. If you're a fan of Stark Trek, Star Wars, James Bond, Batman, Spiderman, Game of Thrones and time travel: teleport, fly, or beam down to this show! These things are irreverently celebrated and dissected by a pro. Mike's done the show at various theatres, comic cons, museums, comedy clubs & comedy festivals in the U.S. and the U.K.

Mike Capozzola is a London based Stand Up Comedian & published cartoonist (MAD Magazine, Ted Talks, WIRED, Best of McSweeney's).

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