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Bad Reputation: The Joan Jett Documentary!

Sep 26 to Sep 27
Wednesday 7pm only / Thursday 5pm, 7pm

Dir. Kevin Kerslake - 2018 - 94m - No Matinees

It’s true, Joan Jett became mega-famous from the number-one hit "I Love Rock n Roll," but thats only part of the story. That fame intensified with the music video’s endless play on MTV, world tours and many hits to follow like "I Hate Myself for Loving You," but that staple of popularity can’t properly define a musician. Jett put her hard work in long before the fame, ripping it up onstage as the backbone of the hard-rock legends The Runaways, starting her record label out of the trunk of a car after being rejected by 23 labels, and influencing many musicians—both her cohort of punk rockers and generations of younger bands—with her no-bullshit style. Bad Reputation gives you a wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell you how it really was in the burgeoning ’70s punk scene and the rocky road to rock stardom decades on. Their interviews are laced with amazing archival footage. The theme is clear: Even though people tried to define Jett, she never compromised. She will kick your ass, and you’ll love her all the more for it.

“Certainly a good film that will entertain hardcore fans and those unfamiliar with Jett's music. Joan Jett truly is a remarkable human being.” - Anthony Ray Bench, Film Threat

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Let The Corpses Tan

Sep 28 to Sep 29
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani - 2018 - 92m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - Belgium / France - In French with English subtitles - $8 general / $6 students

Belgian filmmakers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani trade in the crushed velvet and creeping shadows of their giallo-worshiping first two films (Amer, The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears) for blistering sun, creaking leather and raining bullets in this glorious homage to 1970s Italian crime films. After stealing a truckload of gold bars, a gang of thieves absconds to the ruins of a remote village perched on the cliffs of the Mediterranean. Home to a reclusive yet hypersexual artist and her motley crew of family and admirers, it seems like a perfect hideout. But when two cops roll up on motorcycles to investigate, the hamlet erupts into a hallucinatory battlefield as both sides engage in an all-day, all-night firefight rife with double-crosses and dripping with blood. Based on a classic pulp novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette and featuring vintage music cues by Ennio Morricone, Let the Corpses Tan is a deliriously stylish, cinematic fever dream that will slamfire your senses like buckshot to the brain.

"Meticulously executed, obsessively stylized. You almost expect to see Dario Argento or Mario Bava’s name on the credits and for Morricone to have composed the music." – Allan Hunter, Screen International

"Beautiful, experimental and bold. One of the most exciting cinematic experiences I’ve had in quite some time. I couldn’t look away for fear of missing yet another thing I’d never witnessed before." – Evan Saathoff, Birth.Movies.Death.

"An exercise in fetishization, of both the human body and the visual medium that captures it. There’s a gleeful, twisted imagination at work here." – Vikram Murth, RogerEbert.com

"Cattet and Forzani might have made the quintessential midnight movie." – Marshall Shaffer, Slash Film

"Let the Corpses Tan might be the best 1970s Italian crime thriller never made." – Todd Gilchrist, Wizard World

"A fetishistic, ultra-violent exploitation flick that's all kinds of artistic and exciting. A stunning display of visual seduction and slaughter-first gunplay." – Matt Donato, We Got This Covered

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Love, Gilda - The New Gilda Radner Documentary!

Sep 28 to Sep 30
Friday to Sunday 4:15, 8:30

Dir. Lisa D'Apolito - 2018 - 86m

In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner reflects on her life and career. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with friends (Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer and Martin Short), rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda (Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Cecily Strong), LOVE, GILDA opens up a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.

Gilda Radner puts a smile on the faces of people who remember watching her as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, where she created and portrayed such now-classic comic characters as Roseanne Roseannadanna, Emily Litella and Lisa Loopner. She quickly rose to meteoric fame in television, movies and on Broadway, and was declared ‘one of America’s sweethearts.’ LOVE, GILDA, directed by Lisa D’Apolito, is a true autobiography, told in Gilda’s words and in her own voice. Working with the Radner Estate, D’Apolito unearthed a collection of diaries and personal audio and videotapes documenting her childhood, her comedy career, her relationships and ultimately, her struggle with cancer. This never-before-seen footage and journal entries form the narrative spine of the documentary, allowing Gilda to tell her own story-- through the laughter and sometimes the tears. Incredibly, she was able to find humor in even the darkest of times. Gilda’s spirit lives on in comedy as a female trailblazer who continues to inspire many present day comedic performers, including Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cecily Strong. Also interviewed are SNL original cast members-- Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman and Paul Shaffer-- as well as, Lorne Michaels (SNL creator and producer), Alan Zweibel (SNL writer), Stephen Schwartz (Broadway composer); Andrew Alexander (CEO of Second City) and long-time friend Martin Short. LOVE, GILDA opens up a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.

“Most crucially, D'Apolito allows her subject to guide the story from start to finish. Radner's gentle spirit and wise observations connect each chapter, bringing us into her life with an unusual intimacy.” - Elizabeth Weitzman, TheWrap

“Love, Gilda is a touching reminder of an iridescent star who shined brightly but for far too short a time. You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll leave the theater wanting to dive down the YouTube rabbit hole of Gilda Radner.” - Brandon Katz, New York Observer

“God bless Gilda Radner for having the foresight to know that people wanted to know her.” - Kate Erbland, indieWire

“Forty years later, her comedy looks more sublime than ever. As you watch "Love, Gilda," though, it becomes clear that what made Gilda Radner special - and uproarious - was her spirit: open, smiling, generous, euphoric.” - Owen Gleiberman, Variety

“A fond and funny, if brief, biography.”- John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

“To D'Apolito's credit, her film doesn't dwell on the sadness. Rather, it's a celebration of a performer who revolutionized comedy and inspired future generations.” - Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger

“Masterfully assembling the various elements into a ... profoundly entertaining whole, the director delivers the tribute that Radner deserves, however long it took to get here.” -Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail

“In the case of Love, Gilda, it's all there. Gilda Radner never knew Lisa D'Apolito, but Radner left the filmmaker one heck of a gift. And watching Gilda Radner perform is still a gift, and now she left us all one more.” - Mike Ryan, Uproxx

“Director Lisa D'Apolito does a fine job of coordinating the material and letting Radner speak for herself, confronting her body and health issues respectfully but not delicately.” - Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto

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Three Identical Strangers

Sep 28 to Sep 30
Friday to Sunday 6:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Tim Wardle - 2018 - 96m - No Matinees

Tim Wardle’s acclaimed documentary THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS is one of the very most amazing, incredible, remarkable true story ever told!

Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret –– a secret with radical repercussions for us all.

Winner of Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award, THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS is an exuberant celebration of family that transforms into a thriller with colossal implications and proof that life is truly is stranger than fiction.

“Wardle takes his audience on an engrossing, heartbreaking journey into the lives of three innocents whose lives became experiments for scientists on a quest to unravel how identity is shaped.” - Gayle MacDonald, Globe and Mail

“Zooms in on the nature versus nurture question that has entranced, irritated and boggled humans for centuries.” - Tom Long, Detroit News

“Blending excellent reporting and strong storytelling, this is a disturbing film truly stranger than fiction.” - Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

“A documentary with a story so outlandish it might well have been rejected by a Hollywood studio had a screenwriter pitched it as the basis of a fictional movie.” - Peter Howell, Toronto Star

“The less you know about Three Identical Strangers going in, the better, so don't read this part until after you've seen the movie. And you should see it, because it's brilliantly made and contains riveting material.” - Liz Braun, Toronto Sun

“We... come away with a deeper understanding of both the importance of nature and the awesome importance of loving, sensitive parenting.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

“A fascinating tale that reveals the truth behind the headlines - a truth you should now be fully prepared to learn.”- Dan Webster, Spokesman-Review 

“Devastating and profound, Three Identical Strangers is gripping docu-cinema in its rawest form.” - Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail

“Utterly captivating-an OMG story that truly has to be seen to be believed” - 

Max Weiss, Baltimore Magazine

“Engrossing, often enraging - proving, once again, that truth is stranger than fiction.” - Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate

“This is an astonishing documentary that will wring your heart while it bends your mind.” - Linda Cook, Quad City Times

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The Medicine in Marijuana

Sep 29
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Ben Daitz & Ned Judge - 2018 - Ben Daitz and N - ONLY $7 - CAST & CREW IN PERSON!

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This year, 55 million Americans will spend about 55 billion dollars on the medicine in marijuana. In 31 states and the District of Columbia, they will use it for a myriad of medical conditions. They will depend on so-called bud-tenders to give them anecdotal advice about the frequency and dosage of cannabis, a plant with over 400 different chemical molecules, and still classified as a schedule 1 drug, having no medical use and a high potential for abuse.

It’s a cannabis conundrum---a messy mix of medicine, policy and politics, and, in the interest of the public’s health, the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS) was tasked with looking at the science--- the evidence for the use of marijuana as medicine. The NAS’s 2017 report is the best information we have about what we know, and what we don’t.

“The Medicine in Marijuana” takes it from there. Chronic pain, cancer, PTSD, and epilepsy are the most common conditions for which people use medical marijuana, and we tell their stories, and those of the practitioners and researchers involved in their care: an infant with unremitting seizures; a man with an inoperable cancer; a woman with chronic pain; a veteran of 5 tours of duty with PTSD.

Across centuries and cultures, people have told stories about the healing powers of cannabis, but the plural of anecdote is not evidence. Now, the science is catching up with the stories, and The Medicine in Marijuana tells it like it is.    

**To be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and others!**

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Sacred Land, Sacred Water: Confluences in the Rio Grande Valley

Sep 30
Sunday 1:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Lewis Jacobs / Producer Craig Barth - 2018 - 53m - ALL SEATS $10 - A Common Ground Rising co-sponsored event & benefit screening!

FILMMAKERS IN PERSON PLUS ELAINE CIMINO WITH COMMON GROUND RISING FOR POST SCREENING DISCUSSION!

“A celebration of the soul of New Mexico!” - District 1 Sandoval County Commissioner, James Holden-Rhodes

The story of science and citizens working together to resist the oil and gas lobby's ongoing efforts to pass a fracking-friendly ordinance in Sandoval County, New Mexico - threatening the sole drinking water aquifer for the entire population of the greater Albuquerque area from Cochiti Lake to Belen.

Inspired by the geologist and best selling author, Donald T. Phillips, this documentary includes interviews of concerned citizens, clips of public testimony, and a highly illustrated presentation of the subsurface geology of the Rio Grande Rift as well as of the techniques of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracking. Animated sequences demonstrate the dangers fracking poses to the one, continuous aquifer underlying the entire Albuquerque Basin which provides 85% of the drinking water to its nearly one million residents

Illuminated throughout SACRED LAND, SACRED WATER are the confluences unique to the Rio Grande Valley. In addition to emphasizing the confluence of our water with the unique subsurface geological formations, the film highlights our region's enduring cultures - our Native American, Spanish, and European traditions, each contributing distinct influences in faith and spirit, architecture and the arts, song and dance, science and technology, and more to the beating heart of our Valley. Integral to the conflux of water, geology and cultures, our thriving local food movement is featured actively supporting the healthy confluence of the Earth and all living beings within the Rio Grande ecosystem. 

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MOTO 10 - A New Mexico Premiere!

Oct 1
Monday 7:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Dominick Russo & Jason Plough - 2018 - 60m approx. - Filmmakers in Person! - ALL SEATS $15

DOORS OPEN AT 7pm THE NIGHT OF - ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

MOTO 10 The Movie is coming to Albuquerque, NM October 1st! Come be the first to see MOTO 10 and its ground breaking footage. A film that rewrites the moto playbook, with the biggest jumps, the gnarliest tracks, and some of the most remote locations a motorcycle has ever touched. Starring some of the worlds top motorcycle riders like Brayton, Forkner, Hill, Decotis, Brown, Strong, Sheehan, Hill, D. Abbott, C. Abbott, Rookstool, DiFrancesco, Strong, Sheehan and many more. 

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Milford Graves: Full Mantis

Oct 2 to Oct 4
Tuesday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Jake Meginsky & Neil Young - 2018 - 91m - No Matinees

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUTPOST PERFORMANCE SPACE!

The first ever feature-length portrait of renowned percussionist Milford Graves, exploring his kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity.

Graves has performed internationally since 1964, both as a soloist and in ensembles with such legends as Albert Ayler, Giuseppi Logan and Sonny Sharrock. He is a founding pioneer of avant-garde jazz, and he remains one of the most influential living figures in the evolution of the form.

The film draws the viewer through the artist’s lush garden and ornate home, into the martial arts dojo in his backyard and the laboratory in his basement - all of this just blocks from where he grew up in the housing projects of South Jamaica, Queens.

Graves tells stories of discovery, struggle and survival, ruminates on the essence of 'swing,' activates electronic stethoscopes in his basement lab to process the sound of his heart, and travels to Japan where he performs at a school for children with autism, igniting the student body into an ecstatic display of spontaneous collective energy.

Oscillating from present to past and weaving intimate glimpses of the artist’s complex cosmology with blistering performances from around the globe, MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS is cinema full of fluidity, polyrhythm and intensity, embodying the essence of Graves’ music itself.

"This movie gives you, well, the man’s heart, and it’s a beautiful one." - The New York Times

"Form and content collide in inspiring ways" - Artforum

"An elegant and patient portrait of [Milford] Graves.” - Artforum

"As much a visual poem as it is a documentary." - Downbeat Magazine

"A sonic-visual ode to the ineffable magic of inspired and gracious living." - Thurston Moore

"A kaleidoscopic portrait of the drummer’s belief in the cosmic potential of music" - Little White Lies

"The work of someone who somehow arrived at a mature understanding of how to transcend the limitations of the biographical musical documentary genre, who realized seemingly intuitively that you can tell the story of a person's life, or you can use that life to tell a story, in sound and pictures, not in words." - William Horberg, Producer (Cold Mountain, The Kite Runner)

"One of the best jazz documentaries ever assembled... a singular viewing experience." - Byron Coley, The Wire : Adventures In Modern Music

"Rhythmically right on." - Rolling Stone

"This is filmmaking that helps remind us of the profundity of our most basic senses, and the rhythm that guides and glides with them." - Matt Krefting

"Like Graves's music, the film is uncompromisingly original in form, but it teaches us to watch and enjoy it." - Pooja Rangan, author, Immediations: The Humanitarian Impulse in Documentary

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Strangers on the Earth

Oct 2 to Oct 4
Tuesday to Thursday 3:45, 8pm

Dir. Tristan Cook - 2017 - 97m

Europe's most popular pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago attracts wayfarers of all stripes to walk its ancient paths in search of meaning. One such pilgrim is Dane Johansen, an American cellist who ventured to walk the Camino with his instrument on his back, performing music for his fellow pilgrims along the way. Accompanied by the vast landscapes of Northern Spain, the haunting music of J.S. Bach for solo cello (performed by Johansen), and the very personal struggles and joys of the many pilgrims encountered along the way, 'Strangers on the Earth' examines the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the concept of 'journey' and the vital role it can play as part of the human experience.

"Beautifully filmed. Profound and honest." - Vancouver Observer

"A voyage of self-discovery...light on judgment and heavy on questions and wonder." - Santa Fe New Mexican

"Transcendent, enlightening, and even occasionally funny." - NOW Magazine Toronto

"Europe's most famous path. Take it, and this marvelous film, at your own pace." - The Globe and Mail

"Opens a window onto a famous Catholic pilgrimage...giving some sense of the profundity of the experience." - The New York Times

"A soulful riff on the all-too-fleeting rhapsodies of travel. Beauty-dazed and rapt with a kind of giddy sadness...colorfully amiable but sometimes edgy." - Film Journal

"This scenic and sacred path is warmly profiled in the often captivating, beautifully shot documentary. Following the pilgrims' arrival at the route's traditional end, the gorgeous, mainly Romanesque Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the film then tracks a group of travelers on an extension trip to the mysterious Cape Finisterre. Prior to the discovery of the Americas, this rocky peninsula, which juts out into the Atlantic, was once thought to be the edge of the known world. Today it serves as a kind of bonus to the Camino walk; a dazzling, remote spot where clothing is ritually burned in oceanfront bonfires and a famed, 1800s-era lighthouse illuminates the dangerous coast. This stirringly captured sequence provides a memorable coda to a largely inspiring and transporting portrait." - Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

"The real star of the film is cinematographer Iskra Valtcheva. 'Walking to Santiago is like passing through a rainbow,' a pilgrim says wistfully. From luminous stain glass windows to golden wheat rippling in a breeze and poppies spread out over lush grass like pools of blood, Valtcheva's camera revels in all the colors of that rainbow. But Valtcheva and Cook also find beauty in the works of man: the almost supernatural speed of Johansen's fingers running up and down his cello strings; a censer on a long chain, billowing incense, swinging like a pendulum through the inside of the Compostela; and the image of pilgrims walking through a fog-shrouded road while cyclists and cars quietly drift by them." - Under the Radar

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CIELO

Oct 5 to Oct 8
Friday to Monday 4:30, 8pm

Dir. Alison McAlpine - 2017 - 77m

A cinematic reverie on the crazy beauty of the night sky, as experienced in the Atacama Desert, Chile, one of the best places on our planet to explore and contemplate its splendour. Director Alison McAlpine’s sublime nonfiction film drifts between science and spirituality, the arid land, desert shores and lush galaxies, expanding the limits of our earthling imaginations. Planet Hunters in the Atacama's astronomical observatories and the desert dwellers who work the land and sea share their evocative visions of the stars and planets, their mythic stories and existential queries with remarkable openness and a contagious sense of wonder. A love poem for the night sky, Cielo transports us to a space, quiet and calm, within which we can ponder the infinite and unknown.

“Cielo: A beautiful film!! Photography, sound, structure, subject matter - enough to lift the spirits out of any earthly trough. A moving film in all senses of that word.” - Walter Murch, sound editor of APOCALYPSE NOW, THE CONVERSATION & AMERICAN GRAFFITI

“Seen on a big screen, these images — photographed by cinematographer Benjamin Echazarreta — have a transporting power that comes close to approximating what it must be like to actually stand in Atacama, gazing up in awe.” - Hollywood Reporter

“No planetarium could hope to replicate the awe-inspiring spectacle that is Alison McAlpine’s Cielo, a documentary screening at the 2017 New York Film Festival.” - Culture Trip

“This is the greatest biopic I've seen this year, Alison McAlpine's look at the Night Sky from the Chilean Desert. Fantastic. CIELO is like SAMSARA meets PARTICLE FEVER… It is very much my jam.” - Jordan Hoffman

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Kusama: Infinity - The Life & Art of Yayoi Kusama

Oct 5 to Oct 8
Friday to Monday 6:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Heather Lenz - 2018 - 76m - No Matinees

Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from both her peers and those in power in the art world. Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her: the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II, life in a dysfunctional family that discouraged her creative ambitions, sexism and racism in the art establishment, mental illness in a culture where that was particularly shameful and even continuing to pursue and be devoted to her art full time on the cusp of her 90s. In spite of it all, Kusama has endured and has created a legacy of artwork that spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry and literary fiction. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her installation Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers, as Kusama continues to create new work every day.

“Fascinating and inspiring. A genuinely felt portrait of the artist as a dedicated survivor, ever in service to her vision of the world and fighting for her place in it.” - Robert Abele, the Los Angeles Times

“A deeply human understanding of the untidy inner life of one of international culture’s biggest stars.” - LA Weekly

“An entertaining account of one of modern art's most unlikely success stories.” - John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter

“Stunning” - Indiewire

““Kusama — Infinity” provides ample, illuminating access to an artist’s way of thinking and working.” - Ben Kenigsberg, NY Times

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The Theta Girl

Oct 5 to Oct 6
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Christopher Bickel - 2018 - 98m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - $8 general / $6 students with ids

Gayce, a take-no-shit young woman, deals a hallucinogenic drug called "theta," facilitating an audience for her friends' all-girl rock band. When Gayce's friends are brutally murdered, she must solve the mystery behind the murders and protect herself from the killer. She discovers the connections between theta and the murders ... and learns a terrifying truth. That the world -- indeed her whole reality -- is not as it seems.

“A little bit indie art film, a little bit horror, a little bit gore porn (with some actual porn), all adds up to a whole lot of edgy, thoughtful, quality entertainment.” - Bradley Gibson, Film Threat

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The Ladykillers - the original Ealing Studios 1955 classic!

Oct 6 to Oct 7
Saturday and Sunday at 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Alexander Mackendrick - 1955 - 91m - An ABQ FILM CLUB co-throw! All seats just $5

Starring  Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom and Danny Green!

Music professor Alec Guinness rents a London flat from sweet old lady Katie Johnson. He tells her that, from time to time, several other musicians will visit in order to rehearse. In truth, Guinness can't play a note, nor can his visitors: he's a criminal mastermind, holding court over a gang of thieves, including the likes of punkish Peter Sellers, homicidal Herbert Lom and punchdrunk Danny Green. The gang uses Guinness' flat as headquarters as they conceive a daring 60,000 pound robbery. After pulling off the job, the gang stuffs the loot in a railway station locker. To avoid detection, Guinness convinces the ever-trusting Johnson to pick up the money. Through a series of comic complications, Johnson returns home with a police escort, with neither the woman nor the bobbies suspecting that she's carrying a fortune in her suitcase. Mistakenly believing that Johnson has ratted on them, the gang reluctantly plans to eliminate her. The Ladykillers won an Oscar nomination for William Rose's screenplay, and a BFA award for veteran character actress Johnson.

“One of the great Ealing comedies of the 1950s.” - Kate Muir, Times (UK)

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Dark Money - ENCORES

Oct 9 to Oct 11
Tuesday to Thursday 6pm NIGHTLY!

Dir. Kimberly Reed - 2018 - 98m - No Matinees

This Sundance award winning political thriller doc examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold.

“A GRIPPING TALE…THE STUFF OF THRILLERS.  INDISPENSABLE. RIVETING.” - NPR

“ONE OF THE MOST GALVANIZING FILMS.” - The Washington Post

“ENGROSSING” - The New York Times

“Smart, scary political documentary…as gripping as any John Grisham thriller.” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Best of all is the reveal, featuring twists and turns worthy of Ellery Queen, of how the people behind the crash-and-burn attack ads were exposed” - LOS ANGELES TIMES

“FOUR STARS! A political thriller, complete with crusading reporters, suddenly discovered caches of incriminating documents, and courtroom climaxes” – CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

“Dark Money” unravels like a mystery film, a ‘whodunit’ documentary of sorts that centers around a local investigative journalist’s efforts to follow the money and expose the truth behind instances of anonymous, or “dark” money influencing Republican primaries in the state.” – NBC NEWS

“Timely, intelligent and well-made expose. Every voter should see this.” – THE MERCURY NEWS

“One of the most important films in years.” – BAY AREA REPORTER 

“Seeing this film might the best and most illuminating two hours you can spend in front a screen this summer.”  - THE BALTIMORE SUN

“Engrossing, lucid, and unsettling. Suspense of a top-notch courtroom drama.  A microcosm of what real citizens united can accomplish.” - THE BOSTON GLOBE

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Living In The Future's Past

Oct 9 to Oct 11
Tuesday to Thursday 3:45, 8:15

Dir. Susan Kucera - 2018 - 100m

"A STUNNING ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTARY" - INDIEWIRE

Academy Award winner, Jeff Bridges shares the screen with scientists, profound thinkers and hundreds of earth's living creatures to reveal eye-opening concepts about ourselves, our past, and our future in a way not presented on film quite like this before.  Living in the Future’s Past goes beyond politics, borders, and boundaries shattering the paradigm of how we look at long-term problems.

“Living in the Future’s Past - that's a metaphor for tuning in to what is already here. We certainly have some challenges - and they’re not easy ones, so we decided to take a good look under the hood of humanity. Really explore what makes us tick.” - Jeff Bridges

Living in the Future’s Past is a prescient, lush, cinematic tour-de-force about human nature and ecology that provides original insight when we need it most. No one says it will be easy, but the genius of Living in the Future’s Past lies in the fact that we can embody the wisdom to move into the future wisely.

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1945

Oct 19 to Oct 21
Friday to Sunday 3:30, 7:45

Dir. Ferenc Torok - 2018 - 91m - Hungary In Hungarian & Russian with English subtitles

On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. The townspeople – suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning – expect the worst and behave accordingly. The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village's deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back.

Director Ferenc Török paints a complex picture of a society trying to come to terms with the recent horrors they’ve experienced, perpetrated, or just tolerated for personal gain. A superb ensemble cast, lustrous black and white cinematography, and historically detailed art direction contribute to an eloquent drama that reiterates Thomas Wolfe’s famed sentiment: you can’t go home again.

“Torok juggles plenty of characters and themes - guilt, greed, Russian meddling, the Holocaust, justice - but he always remains firmly in control of his story. Every frame is meticulously crafted.” - David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

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Black 47

Oct 19 to Oct 21
Friday to Sunday 5:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Lance Daly - 2018 - 100m

STARRING HUGO WEAVING, JIM BROADBENT, STEPHEN REA, SARAH GREENE & JAMES FRECHVILLE!

One man’s ruthless pursuit of justice plays out against the darkest chapter of Irish history in this riveting revenge thriller. In 1847, battle-hardened soldier Feeney (James Frecheville) deserts the British army to return home to Ireland, where he finds his country ravaged beyond recognition by the Great Famine. When he discovers that his mother has died of starvation and his brother has been hanged by the British, something snaps, sending Feeney on a relentless quest to get even with the powers-that-be who have wronged both his family and his country. There is only one man who can stop Feeney’s bloody crusade: disgraced British army veteran Hannah (Hugo Weaving), whose own loyalties may be more complex than they appear…

“Not only is Lance Daly's newest feature a rollicking western with fantastic action and excellent performances, it also demonstrates how a film's subject matter can add much-needed pathos and nuance to a genre. Colour me impressed.” - Sarah Cullen, Film Ireland Magazine

“Succeeds magnificently in evoking the misery of the Famine while simultaneously treating us to a rattling adventure yarn.” - Paul Whitington, Irish Independent

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Rocky Horror Picture Show

Oct 19 to Oct 20
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Jim Sharman - 1975 - 100m - Tickets are $25 ($20 for your ticket, $5 for a prop bag)

ADVANCE TICKETS ARE, AMAZINGLY(!) STILL AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!  DO IT SOON CUZ THESE SCREENINGS WILL SELL OUT SHORTLY!

Another chance to re-live a classic that you'll never forget!  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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Studio 54

Oct 22 to Oct 24
Monday to Wednesday 8:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Matt Tyrnauer - 2018 - 98m - No Matinees

ALSO PLAYING SUNDAY OCTOBER 28 & MONDAY OCTOBER 29 !

For 33 months, from 1978 to 1980, the nightclub Studio 54 was the place to be seen in Manhattan. A haven of hedonism, tolerance, glitz and glamor, Studio was very hard to gain entrance to and impossible to ignore, with news of who was there filling the gossip columns daily. Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, two college friends from Brooklyn, succeeded in creating the ultimate escapist fantasy in the heart of the theater district. Rubell was the outgoing party-boy who wanted to be everybody’s friend and was photographed with every celebrity du jour who entered the club and Schrager was the quiet, behind-the-scenes workhorse who shunned the limelight. Studio 54 was an instant success and a cash cow, but the drug-and-sex-fueled dream soon imploded in financial scandal and the club’s demise. With unprecedented access to Schrager, who tells the whole unvarnished story for the first time, and a treasure-trove of rare foo! tage, director Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor, Citizen Jane: Battle For The City) constructs a vivid, glorious portrait of a disco-era phenomenon, and tells the story of two friends who stuck together through an incredible series of highs and lows.

“THRILLING AND DEFINITIVE!  Studio 54 was like a slice of ancient Rome on W. 54th St., so bedazzled by its delirium that it now looks almost innocent.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

“Studio 54 shows what it is like to capture lightning in a bottle, as well as what it means to get burned. The archival footage is fabulous, and this film is a rollicking good time.” - Gary M. Kramer, San Francisco Bay Times

“Studio 54 only lasted 33 months but would become the stuff of legend, and Matt Tyraneur's documentary tells the club's story wonderfully well.” - Paul Whitington, Irish Independent

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The Public Image Is Rotten: The new doc on Johnny Rotten!

Oct 22 to Oct 24
Monday to Wednesday 4pm, 6:15

Dir. Tabbert Fiiller - 2018 - 105m

ALSO PLAYING SUNDAY OCTOBER 28 & MONDAY OCTOBER 29 !

After the breakup of the Sex Pistols, John Lydon formed Public Image Ltd (PiL)– his groundbreaking band which has lived on nearly 15 times as long as his first one. He kept the band alive ever since, through personnel and stylistic changes, fighting to constantly reinvent new ways of approaching music, while adhering to radical ideals of artistic integrity. John Lydon has not only redefined music, but also the true meaning of originality.

Former and current bandmates, as well as fellow icons like John Waters, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Ad-Rock (Beastie Boys) and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), add testimony to electrifying archival footage (including stills and audio from the infamous Ritz Show). With his trademark acerbic wit and unpredictable candor, Lydon offers a behind-the-scenes look at one of music’s most influential and controversial careers. 

“Archival footage of Lydon in the bracing hostility of his youth contrasts dramatically with present-day interviews showing him domesticated, compromised, and happy in the wisdom that most of us learn to accept as compensation.” - J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader

“Rises to the top of rock documentary filmmaking with a refreshing sense of candid storytelling only made possible by the genuine frankness of its subjects.” - Chuck Foster, Den of Geek

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AIA Film Challenge: A Blueprint for Better with Discussion

Oct 25
Thursday 7pm

Dir. various - 2018 - 120m total

NOTE:  The AIA movie nights are free with a ticket!  Tickets are distributed at our box office on a "First come, First served" basis beginning at 5:00.  Doors open around 6:30pm and the movie will start at 7:00 pm with introductions!

The 2018 AIA Film Challenge invited architects and filmmakers to collaborate in telling stories of architects, civic leaders, and their communities working together toward positive community impact, creating a Blueprint for Better. Participants produced, shot, and edited 3 to 5 minute documentary-style short films showcasing their story to win prizes, distribution at film festivals, and exposure, as well as partner film and architecture organizations.  AIA Albuquerque will view groups of submitted clips and ask the audience to participate in a lively moderated conversation.

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Over The Edge - as part of the EDGE double feature!

Oct 26 to Oct 27
Friday and Saturday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Jonathan Kaplan - 1979 - 95m - No Matinees

DOUBLE FEATURED WITH THAT OTHER "EDGE" CLASSIC - RIVER'S EDGE !

BONUS!  WRITER TIM HUNTER TO SPEAK AT THE FRIDAY NIGHT SCREENINGS WITH AUTHOR KEVIN SMOKLER OF BRAT PACK AMERICA:  A LOVE LETTER TO 80S TEEN MOVIES!

Return to the pre-Internet days of 1979, when teens had KISS on their T-shirts and Led Zeppelin on their walls (wait, other than the high-waisted pants, that could be today). Richie (Matt Dillon in an electrifying debut) and Carl (Michael Kramer) are two such teens stuck in the planned community of New Granada (rural Colorado). Richie is a two-bit hood in Jackie Earle Haley (Bad News Bears) mode. Carl, his partner in mischief (breaking curfew, setting off firecrackers), comes from a more stable environment. Once a gun enters the picture, petty crime leads to tragedy and then apocalyptic revenge. Over the Edge gets the details right: the kids, the era, and their frustration with an uncomprehending adult world. The period-perfect soundtrack ups the ante with potent tracks from Cheap Trick, the Ramones, and the Cars.

“A sensitive and deceptively shocking portrait of middle-class decadence and alienation set against an impersonal, dehumanized, futuristic Sunbelt society.” - Bruce McCabe, Boston Globe

“Script, photography and performances (including Dillon before he decided to become a teenage Stallone) are all top notch, while Kaplan directs with pace, imagination, and a fine ear for dialogue and music.” - Geoff Andrew, Time Out

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River's Edge - as part of the EDGE double feature!

Oct 26 to Oct 27
Friday and Saturday 4:45, 9:30

Dir. Tim Hunter - 1987 - 99m - No Matinees

DOUBLE FEATURED WITH THAT OTHER "EDGE" CLASSIC - OVER THE EDGE !

BONUS!  DIRECTOR TIM HUNTER TO SPEAK AT THE FRIDAY NIGHT SCREENINGS WITH AUTHOR KEVIN SMOKLER OF BRAT PACK AMERICA:  A LOVE LETTER TO 80S TEEN MOVIES!

Based on the horrifying real-life murder of a young California girl, this powerful portrait of deadly, disaffected teens stars Keanu Reeves (The Matrix), Crispin Glover (Back to the Future), lone Skye (Say Anything…), Daniel Roebuck (The Fugitive) and Dennis Hopper (Blue Velvet). On the bank of a river lies the naked body of a brutally murdered young girl. At the nearby high school, Samson (Roebuck) brags to Matt (Reeves) and his friends about how he killed her. Drunk and stoned, the doubting teens trudge to the river and discover that he isn't lying. And oddly, they decide to protect Samson behind a loyal wall of secrecy. Tormented with guilt, Matt questions their silence... and suddenly finds himself in a troubling position: should he do what he thinks is right, or should he keep quiet and live with this demon for the rest of his life? Cult director Tim Hunter (The Saint of Fort Washington) helmed this haunting and chilling tale about disillusioned youth. 

“Disturbing, overlooked, excellent film.” - Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum

“One of the most haunting films of the 1980s, River's Edge looks at a suburban, postpunk generation which has no causes, no morals, no feelings, and, worst of all, no future.” - TV Guide

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Corpse Bride - HAPPY HALLOWEEN SEASON!

Oct 27 to Oct 28
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Tim Burton - 2005 - 78m - ALL SEATS $8 - A NM ENTERTAMENT MAGAZINE SPECIAL!

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW BY CLICKING HERE

New Mexico Entertainment brings you a special Halloween screening of Tim Burton's rightfully beloved Corpse Bride featuring the voices of Johnny Depp, Helen Bonham Carter & many others!   Victor and Victoria's families have arranged their marriage. Though they like each other, Victor is nervous about the ceremony. While he's in a forest practicing his lines for the wedding, a tree branch becomes a hand that drags him to the land of the dead. It belongs to Emily, who was murdered after eloping with her love and wants to marry Victor. Victor must get back aboveground before Victoria marries the villainous Barkis Bittern.

“A brilliantly animated, deliciously macabre and strangely touching triumph.” - Jon Fortgang, Film4

“Based on a Russian folk tale, Corpse Bride makes for breathtaking viewing.” - Teresa Wiltz, Washington Post

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Studio 54

Oct 28 to Oct 29
Sunday and Monday 8:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Matt Tyrnauer - 2018 - 98m - No Matinees

For 33 months, from 1978 to 1980, the nightclub Studio 54 was the place to be seen in Manhattan. A haven of hedonism, tolerance, glitz and glamor, Studio was very hard to gain entrance to and impossible to ignore, with news of who was there filling the gossip columns daily. Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, two college friends from Brooklyn, succeeded in creating the ultimate escapist fantasy in the heart of the theater district. Rubell was the outgoing party-boy who wanted to be everybody’s friend and was photographed with every celebrity du jour who entered the club and Schrager was the quiet, behind-the-scenes workhorse who shunned the limelight. Studio 54 was an instant success and a cash cow, but the drug-and-sex-fueled dream soon imploded in financial scandal and the club’s demise. With unprecedented access to Schrager, who tells the whole unvarnished story for the first time, and a treasure-trove of rare foo! tage, director Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor, Citizen Jane: Battle For The City) constructs a vivid, glorious portrait of a disco-era phenomenon, and tells the story of two friends who stuck together through an incredible series of highs and lows.

“THRILLING AND DEFINITIVE!  Studio 54 was like a slice of ancient Rome on W. 54th St., so bedazzled by its delirium that it now looks almost innocent.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

“Studio 54 shows what it is like to capture lightning in a bottle, as well as what it means to get burned. The archival footage is fabulous, and this film is a rollicking good time.” - Gary M. Kramer, San Francisco Bay Times

“Studio 54 only lasted 33 months but would become the stuff of legend, and Matt Tyraneur's documentary tells the club's story wonderfully well.” - Paul Whitington, Irish Independent

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The Public Image Is Rotten: The new doc on Johnny Rotten!

Oct 28 to Oct 29
Sunday and Monday 4pm, 6:15

Dir. Tabbert Fiiller - 2018 - 105m

After the breakup of the Sex Pistols, John Lydon formed Public Image Ltd (PiL)– his groundbreaking band which has lived on nearly 15 times as long as his first one. He kept the band alive ever since, through personnel and stylistic changes, fighting to constantly reinvent new ways of approaching music, while adhering to radical ideals of artistic integrity. John Lydon has not only redefined music, but also the true meaning of originality.

Former and current bandmates, as well as fellow icons like John Waters, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Ad-Rock (Beastie Boys) and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), add testimony to electrifying archival footage (including stills and audio from the infamous Ritz Show). With his trademark acerbic wit and unpredictable candor, Lydon offers a behind-the-scenes look at one of music’s most influential and controversial careers. 

“Archival footage of Lydon in the bracing hostility of his youth contrasts dramatically with present-day interviews showing him domesticated, compromised, and happy in the wisdom that most of us learn to accept as compensation.” - J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader

“Rises to the top of rock documentary filmmaking with a refreshing sense of candid storytelling only made possible by the genuine frankness of its subjects.” - Chuck Foster, Den of Geek

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Blood Feast - the original Herschel Gordon Lewis 1963 Splatter Classic!

Oct 30 to Oct 31
Tuesday 9pm / Wednesday 7pm

Dir. Herschel Gordon Lewis - 1963 - 67m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - Only $5 to check this insanity out & in!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

The filmography of late movie maverick Herschell Gordon Lewis brims with the mad, macabre, and just downright bizarre. But perhaps the most unhinged of all his directorial efforts, and certainly the most influential, must surely be his original gore-fest Blood Feast the first ever splatter movie.

Dorothy Fremont is looking to throw a party unlike any other, and she gets just that when she hires the decidedly sinister Fuad Ramses to cater the event. Promising to provide her guests with an authentic Egyptian feast, Ramses promptly sets about acquiring the necessary ingredients the body parts of nubile young women!

Featuring a host of stomach-churning gore gags including the infamous tongue sequence and much more nastiness besides, Herschell Gordon Lewis Blood Feast more than lives up to its name and remains essential viewing for any self-respecting splatter fan.

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Two Thousand Maniacs! - the original Herschel Gordon Lewis 1964 Depraved Classic!

Oct 30 to Oct 31
Tuesday 7pm / Wednesday 9pm

Dir. Herschel Gordon Lewis - 1964 - 83m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - Only $5 to check this insanity out & in!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

After shocking and outraging the world with his genre-defining 1963 gore-fest Blood Feast, exploitation pioneer H.G. Lewis would seek (and positively succeed!) to outdo himself with the deliciously depraved Two Thousand Maniacs!

When a group of Yankee tourists take a detour and wind up in the small Southern town of Pleasant Valley which has magically rematerialized 100 years after its destruction during the Civil War they find themselves welcomed by the eager townsfolk as guests of honour at their centennial celebrations. Little do the Northerners know that the festivities are set to include torture, death and dismemberment...

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