Special Events

A Bullet For The General - SPAGHETTI WESTERNS KEEP A' COMIN' !

Feb 23 to Feb 24
Saturday and Sunday 1pm

Dir. Damiano Damiani - 1967 - 118m - Italian - In Italian with English subtitles - No Matinees

SPECIAL INTRO BY LOCAL FILM HISTORIAN/JOURNALIST JEFF BERG AT THE SUNDAY SHOW!  A BIG THANKS TO ITALIAN FILM FESTIVALS OF NM!

At the height of the Mexican revolution, a mysterious young American (Lou Castel of FIST IN HIS POCKET) joins a gang of marauders led by El Chucho (Gian Maria Volonte of A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS) on a series of savage raids to steal guns for a powerful rebel general. But when the Gringo brings his own cold-blooded ideals to the bandits, El Chucho discovers that the real weapons of war belong to no army. In a land ravaged by poverty and violence, can true freedom be bought with a single bullet?

Klaus Kinski (FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE) and Martine Beswick (THUNDERBALL) co-star in this legendary western directed by Damiano Damiani (AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION) from a powerful screenplay co-written by Oscar-nominee Franco Solinas (THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS, THE BIG GUNDOWN). Also known as QUIEN SABE?, this thrilling epic features some of the most surprising performances, radical politics and shocking violence of any 'Spaghetti Western' ever made.

'One Of The Greatest Spaghetti Westerns Ever Made!' --Spaghetti Cinema

'Ranks Alongside Leone's ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST And Peckinpah's THE WILD BUNCH!' --DVD Drive-In

'A BULLET FOR THE GENERAL Has One Of The Best First 20 Minutes In Film History!' --Movie Feast

“Damiano Damiani directs it like a twenties gangster picture in the sun-baked desert and white-dust hills of the cutthroat west, where life is cheap, loyalty is rare, and rival gangs constantly battle for guns and contraband.” - Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com

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Babes In Toyland- as part of our LAUREL & HARDY double feature!

Feb 25 to Feb 28
Monday to Thursday 3pm, 6:15

Dir. Gus Meins & Charley Rogers - 1934 - 77m - No Matinees

IF YOU LIKE THE NEW "STAN & OLLIE" MOVIE, CHECK OUT THE ORIGINALS IN OUR DOUBLE FEATURE SPECIAL - THAT 2 MOVIES FOR ONLY 1 PRICE - THAT INCLUDES THE FLYING DEUCES!

Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage on Mother Peep's shoe and keep it and Little Bo Peep from the clutches of the evil Barnaby. When that fails, they trick Barnaby into marrying Stanley Dum instead of Bo Peep. Enraged, Barnaby unleashes the bogeymen from their caverns to destroy Toyland.

“The film is an authentic children's entertainment and quite the merriest of its kind that Hollywood has turned loose on the nation's screens in a long time.” - Andre Sennwald, New York Times

“The innocent colour, humour, vibrancy and decent songs here should be capable of distracting anyone away from the Nintendo for an hour or so.” - Film4 Staff

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The Flying Deuces - as part of our LAUREL & HARDY double feature!

Feb 25 to Feb 28
Monday to Thursday 4:45, 8pm

Dir. Edward Sutherland - 1939 - 69m - No Matinees

IF YOU LIKE THE NEW "STAN & OLLIE" MOVIE, CHECK OUT THE ORIGINALS IN OUR DOUBLE FEATURE SPECIAL - THAT 2 MOVIES FOR ONLY 1 PRICE - THAT INCLUDES BABES IN TOYLAND!

Stan and Ollie join the Foreign Legion so that Ollie can forget an unhappy romance. As luck would have it, they become involved in attempting to smooth out the messy love affair between an officer and his fiancee. After being in the Legion for as long as they can take it, they want their normal lives back. Ollie insists on their release just as they realize they're going to be shot at sunrise for their rebelliousness. The pair attempt an escape via airplane. Lots of laughs, nostalgia, and action-packed stunts take place including a dance routine to "Shine on Harvest Moon."

“A comeback film for the lauded Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy comedy team.” -  Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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SIN FRONTERAS FILM FESTIVAL 2019

Mar 1 to Mar 3
Friday to Sunday

2019 - FREE BUT SEATING IS LIMITED - ARRIVE EARLY!

Join the Student Organization for Latin American Studies (SOLAS) for their annual Sin Fronteras Latino Film Festival, a completely free event open to the UNM and greater Albuquerque community. This student-organized festival is devoted to films about Latin America and by Latin American filmmakers. The intent of the event is to contribute to a larger dialogue among UNM and community members regarding unique and important social and academic issues in Latin America. As in past years, the festival is generously supported by a variety of UNM groups and academic departments.  NOTE:  Show up early to get a seat!  

Friday, March 1st, 2019

7:00pm = Pájaros de Verano (Birds of Passage) -  Dir. Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra, Colombia, 2018 / Drama/ 125 minutes / Wayuu, Spanish, English, Wiwa

Set in northern Colombia and focusing on an indigenous Wayuu community’s experience, Pájaros de Verano tells the story of protagonist Rapayet and his family’s involvement in the quickly expanding South American cannabis trade. While seeking both control and benefits from the growing marijuana business, individual lives along with aspects of Wayuu are jeopardized in this sensorially rich film. The film is Guerra and Gallegos’ second collaboration to be submitted as the Colombian candidate for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards (the first of which wa award-winning 2015 film Embrace of the Serpent).

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

4:30pm = Virus Tropical (Tropical Virus) -  Dir. Santiago Caicedo, Colombia, 2018 / Animation / 96 minutes / Spanish

Born in a not-so-conventional family, Paola grows up between Ecuador and Colombia and finds herself unable to fit in. With a unique feminine vision of the world, she will have to fight against prejudice and struggle for her independence as a rebellious teen while her family and the geopolitical landscapes that surround her are struck with crises. Virus Tropical is a black-and-white animated interpretation of Paola Gaviria’s (aka Powerpaola) visually intricate and beautiful auto-biographical graphic novel of the same name. With a strong (and expanding) readership across Europe and Latin America, this graphic-novel to feature film is the first-ever of its kind from Colombia.

7:00pm = Viaje al cuarto de una madre (Journey to a mother´s room) - Dir. Celia Rico Clavellino, Spain, 2018 / 94 minutes / Spanish

Clavellino’s intimate story of mother and daughter is a film with a “quiet, well-observed truthfulness” (as described by the Hollywood reporter), exploring the wavering world between daughter Leonor (Ana Castillo) who wants to leave home but struggles to tell her mother Estrella. Estrella (played by globally recognized Lola Duena for roles in Volver (2006) and the acclaimed 2004 Mar Adentro (English title: Sea Inside) does not want her daughter to go, but finds herself unable to keep her by her side. Driven by the 2008 financial crisis, the film addresses a generation of younger Spaniards forced to contemplate life abroad and marked by both women’s outstanding performances.

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 

4:30pm = Belmonte - Dir. Federico Veiroj, Uruguay, 2018/ 74 minutes/ Spanish

Uruguayan painter Javier Belmonte (Gonzalo Delgado) creates works brimming with loneliness, melancholia, beauty while exploring his attraction to and fascination with the human body. A deeply emotional man dedicated to his school-aged daughter, Celeste, Belmonte is nearly lost in her absence. Defying the coming of age narrative norms, Belmonte will have to cross a middle age crisis-passage where new acquaintances and fantasies emerge, forcing him to go beyond his artistic process and uncover deeply personal fears and desires in this comedic drama.

7:00pm = Chuva é cantoria na aldeia dos mortos (The Dead and the Others) - Dir. João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora, Brazil, 2018 / 114 minutes / Krahô, Portuguese

A mix of fiction, improvisation and ethnography, The Dead and the Others, shot beautifully on 16mm, explores the life of fifteen-year-old Ihjãc, an indigenous Krahô from the north of Brazil. Ihjãc suffers from nightmares since the loss of his father, and when Ihjãc walks into darkness, his sweaty body moves with fright. He has been denying his destiny to become a shaman and must organize an essential funerary feast to release the spirits of the dead from the village.

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Slava Polunin & Company: Slava's Snowshow - Geniuses at Play: Stop, Look, Listen & Laugh

Mar 2 to Mar 3
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Dominique Thiel - 1994 - 60m approx - All Seats $5

An ABQ FILM CLUB / AMERICAN VAUDEVILLE MUSEUM special!  The second in their NEW VAUDEVILLIAN series that we'll be hosting!

A magical and surrealistic tornado which transports you to dreamland. Slava Polunin,, the most celebrated clown of our time and founder of the Academy of Fools, is a poet and a lover of live shows e audiences. His visual and musical shows are amongst the classics of modern stage performance. The Slava Snowshow has been presented in all the world's capitals as a journey through an absurd and surrealistic universe. With Slava and his green companions, the boundary between stage and audience is purely imaginary: soap bubbles gigantic spider's web's snowstorms and unexpected flying objects combine irresistibly to draw spectators of all ages into the charm and fun of the performance. 'My shows are successful because I do not perform, I live them'.— Slava"

Clowning has been trivialized as a children’s amusement of twisted balloons and frenetic dashing about punctuated by the blare of toy horns. Inspired by sense of wonder, it among the most entrancing of performing arts.

As Slava Polunin explains: “I wanted to create a show that would take us back to our childhood dreams; a show that would help spectators be released from the jail of adulthood and rediscover their forgotten childhood. Having chosen the path of theatre, I sought a way to endow it with a new spirit. I wanted to dive inside tragicomedy, to measure the extent to which one can fuse drama with laughter. 

“I began to slow down my rhythm, to value insignificant gestures that now seemed to me far more expressive and colorful than pompous or solemn ones. I grew fond of unfinished gestures, interrupted, frozen as if cut short by a sudden thought. Then, one day, this show came to life. This show is a beloved child, I hope not to part from, for it never ceases to surprise and puzzle me over and over by the innumerable mysteries it conceals. I can spread joy and move you to tears.”

Not since Marcel Mrceau has there been a clown of such international renown. Slava’s insights have developed through a half-century of performing and teaching. He was still in his teens when he began organizing mime parades, performances and festivals, then a mime theatre (1968), the Caravan of Peace (1989), and the Academy of Fools, a school financed through 2000 performances in 80 countries of Slava’s Snowshow, which also has brought many honors to Slava Polunin. 

“Basically we are agents provocateurs. A director should not tell everything about an imager, but let spectators finish the phase in their own thoughts. He gets the greatest joy from his own creative work. If you provoke his creative force, then leave him in the moment he is ready to follow you, then the most interesting thing begins. My biggest joy is to create our fantasies together.” 

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Stardust Memory premiere plus local shorts!

Mar 9
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Cindy Kemp & others - 2019 - 85m approx - All Seats $8

Albuquerque filmmaker Cindy Kemp will premiere her short independent film Stardust Memory and highlight other short independent films by local filmmakers. Stardust Memory was shot in Jemez Springs, Jemez Pueblo, and the Santa Fe National Forest. It’s a road trip, romance, comedy, drama...with a twist. Please join us for a “feel good” afternoon at the Guild Cinema! There will be a Q&A with the filmmakers after the showing. 

Pink Bliss (8:21) Cindy Kemp. In a future world, Pink Bliss is better than love. 

The Lonely Earth (11:20). Brian Battaglino. Belle, the lone survivor of a future cataclysm, searches the wasteland in search of salvage and purpose. Finally receiving a distant, unknown signal, she embarks on a meeting with fate. 

Latin From Manhattan (2:05) Charlie O’dowd. A remake of Al Jolson's 1938 hit.

Bee Sting and a Horse Kick (7:38) David Williams. Bee Sting...Horse Kick...what would YOU do for love?  (Mature subject matter)

Rent-a-Pup (5:19) Charlie O’dowd. A fresh look at dating produced by a CNM Film Tech class. 

Never Mime (4:00) Joe Griffenberg. A mime puts on his best performance to attract a young woman only to find out she isn’t the right girl for him. 

Stardust Memory (37:28) Cindy Kemp. A woman hits the road to find the mystery lover she sees in her dreams every night. 

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Wayne's World - the 1992 beloved classic!

Mar 15
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Penelope Spheeris - 1992 - 95m - All Seats $8

DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 51 !

New Mexico Entertainment Magazine presents this month's late night movie at The Guild Cinema, Wayne's World

 Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.  You know the story!!

Presale ticket holders will be entered to win prizes during the screening.

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

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO YOU. Please bring your payment receipt with your current state ID and check in at the Guild Box Office at 10:00 pm the night of the show. If you do not have your receipt, please make sure if you have your ID. We will have a list at the box office. In the likelihood we have a sold-out performance or event, tickets are subject to be released for resale to those on the waiting list if you have not checked five minutes before the show starts. Thank you for your punctuality!

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FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf - FINAL ENCORES!

Mar 26
Tuesday 4:30, 6:15, 8pm

Dir. Tom Piper - 2018 - 75m - In Dutch and some English with English subtitles when necessary

SPECIAL THANKS TO XERISCAPE COUNCIL OF NEW MEXICOERIN'S GARDENS & LANDSCAPE DESIGNS & WATERWISE LANDSCAPES NM!

Revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf is known for designing public works like New York City’s popular High Line and Chicago’s Millennium Park that redefine our conception of gardens as works of art in themselves. This gorgeous, meditative documentary immerses viewers in his work, taking us inside Oudolf’s creative process. From his aesthetic theories to his strikingly abstract sketches to the ecological implications of his ideas, the film poetically reveals how Oudolf upends conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, beauty itself.

"Gorgeous." -  Village Voice

"Makes lovely visual music." - Chicago Tribune

"Reveals gardens you'd look forward to getting lost in." - Los Angeles Times

"Ethereal." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Anyone who relishes time in a garden will understand and cherish." - East Bay Time

"Delightful." - SF WEEKLY

"Those with a green thumb will be delighted to discover new ways to think about their gardens." - Santa Fe New Mexican

"Mesmerizing." - Los Angeles Times

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - the original 1974 Cinematic Beast!

Mar 29
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Tobe Hooper - 1974 - 84m - ALL SEATS $10

A DARK ROOM HORROR SPECIAL EVENT!

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

The film to be shown is an account of the tragedy which befell a group of five youths. It is all the more tragic in that they were young. But, had they lived very very long lives, they could not have expected nor would they have wished to see as much of the mad and macabre as they were to see that day. For them, an idyllic summer afternoon drive became a nightmare. The events of that day were to lead to the discovery of one of the most bizarre crimes in the annals of American history… Dark Room Horror Presents: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

“No matter how many filmmakers have attempted to recreate the all-out insanity of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," very few have even come close.” - Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com

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Companeros - as part of Spaghetti Westerns Series!

Mar 30 to Mar 31
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Sergio Corbucci - 1970 - 119m - Italy - In Italian with English Subtitles - No Matinees

SPECIAL INTRO BY LOCAL FILM HISTORIAN/JOURNALIST JEFF BERG AT THE SUNDAY SHOW!  A BIG THANKS TO ITALIAN FILM FESTIVALS OF NM!

Yodlaf Peterson (Franco Nero of DJANGO) is a suave Swedish arms dealer with a love for fast money. Vasco (Tomas Milian of TRAFFIC) is a trigger-happy Mexican bandit with a hate for suave Swedish arms dealers. But when the two men team up to kidnap a professor who holds the key to a fortune in gold, they find themselves hunted by the American army, stalked by a marijuana-crazed sadist (Academy Award winner Jack Palance) and trapped in the middle of a revolution about to explode. Can these two enemies blast their way across Mexico together without killing each other first?

Written and directed by the legendary Sergio Corbucci (DJANGO, THE GREAT SILENCE), COMPANEROS is a once-in-a-lifetime teaming of the two greatest European stars in 'Spaghetti Western' history. Fernando Rey (THE FRENCH CONNECTION) and Karin Schubert (BLACK EMANUELLE) co-star in this action-packed comedy classic that also features a remarkable score by Ennio Morricone (THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY).

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The Unruly Mystic: John Muir - An Earth Day special encore!

Apr 22
Monday 3:30, 5:45, 8pm

Dir. Michael Conti - 2018 - 100m

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An inspirational new documentary that explores the remarkable life and influential works of a patron saint of environmental activism. The film discusses the connection nature and spirituality, using the life and wisdom of John Muir, ecological preservationist and founder of Yosemite National Park, as a catalyst for how being outside in nature affects the lives of everyday people right now. John Muir played many roles in his life: mystic, prophet, author, poet, conservationist, radical, all of which helped him succeed in his role as an advocate for Nature.  As America’s most famous naturalist and conservationist, Muir fought to protect the wild places he loved, places we can still visit today. Muir’s writings have profoundly shaped the ways in which we understand and envision our relationship with the natural world today, and his work has become a personal guide into the natural world for countless individuals. The film interviews noted psychiatrists, therapists, theologians, writers, and every day people and asks them to discuss their relationship with nature, and its transformative effect in their lives.

About Crazy Wisdom Films (CWF): Every generation when finding its own voice also rediscovers the teachers, mystics, geniuses, misfits, rebels, troublemakers from the past.  CWF strives to celebrate those previous unruly mystics who stood strong, brave, open and everlasting awake, and who continue to inspire and challenge the status quo. Each film is crafted to be appealing to a multi-generational audience, from the twenty something-spiritual seekers to the gray-haired elders who seek a deeper wisdom on the subject.  The films are a reminder of the common good and universal connection that we all have to the earth and to spirit, and that connection that those are stronger and deeper than merely one nation, religion, race, class or gender. The first film in the series is The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard.

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