Special Events

Liberation Day - a doc on Laibach in North Korea?!!

Oct 24 to Oct 25
Tuesday and Wednesday 3pm, 9pm

Dir. Ugis Olte & Morten Traavik - 2017 - 98m - Latvia, Norway & Slovenia - in English

ALL ART IS PROPAGANDA. George Orwell ...AND ALL PROPAGANDA IS ART. Laibach

SPECIAL THANKS TO NSK STATE NEW MEXICO!

The most bizarre true tale of North Korea yet – which is saying a lot: Slovenian industrial/art rock band Laibach is invited to be the first rock group to perform in the fortress state. The occasion for this jaw-dropping gig is the 70th anniversary of “Liberation Day,” marking the end of Japanese rule of Korea.

Norwegian impresario Morten Traavik successfully proposed the band, whose militaristic, vaguely fascistic personae seems to suit (or satirize?) the host country. What follows is a flurry of cultural clashes and censorship demands before the group performs in front of an audience who has never seen a live rock act. A concert film like no other.

"Extraordinary.... the strangest North Korean Tale Yet" - The Guardian UK

"Funny, thoughtful & knowingly absurd" - Variety

“North Korea seems like a terrifying place to visit, but if it is really true that that guy [Laibach’s lead singer] is going to be singing The Sound of Music, I kind of want to go there!” – John Oliver, Last Week Tonight. 

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Story Time With Grumbles and Friends

Oct 26
Thursday 4pm ONLY!

Dir. R. Ayrton Chapman - 2017 - 75m total - Free but seating is limited!

ALSO PLAYING SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4 AT  1PM !

A multi-faceted experiment in variety, education, art, music and amusement.  Presenting live events as well as online media, Story Time works to create thought provoking family friendly content.  STWG asks the viewer to become a part of the artwork by immersing themselves through costume, role playing, chances to submit their own work, engage in imagined economies and actually be one of Grumbles’ Friends.  

Join us at the Guild Cinema for a special screening of films shot at Coddiwomple in April and beyond! 

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TELOS: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui

Oct 26
Thursday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Kyung Lee - 2014 - 58m

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!

Rejected by the status quo and embattled to defend his futuristic, yet naturalistic visions, an anti-establishment architect finds unexpected allies in the small town where he hopes to build his architectural fantasia.

“TELOS” chronicles the unorthodox life and revolutionary work of Eugene Tssui, an eccentric visionary and a maverick architect. He questions traditional building standards and put nature and the environment at the forefront of his designs long before “green” and “eco-friendly” became buzzwords.

The film composes a portrait of Tssui as a “Renaissance man”: an athlete, designer, and singular visual artist, as well as architect. The role of creativity in socially and environmentally-minded design is championed by documenting the range of influences from his childhood to his formal education, including three expulsions from architecture school, his relationship with his mentor the “organic” architect Bruce Goff, and the “Not-In-My-Backyard” controversy surrounding the unconventional dwelling built for his parents in Berkeley, California.

While his sustainable building principles have become a trend and a necessity, his aesthetics have yet to receive mainstream approval. Rejected by the status quo and embattled to defend his futuristic, yet naturalistic visions, Tssui finds unexpected allies in the small mountain town where he hopes to build his architectural fantasia.

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Kedi - Nine Lives: Cats in Istanbul!

Oct 28
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Ceyda Torun - 2016 - 80m - US/Turkey - In Turkish with English subtitles - No Matinees

A BOOFY'S BEST FOR PETS SPECIAL!

A National Feral Cat Day event benefiting Street Cat Hub!  Please bring donations (cash, gift cards, canned cat food, dry cat food, old towels, etc.) to help the street cats of Albuquerque.  Stick around for a post-show discussion about the work being done by Street Cat Hub in our community.

KEDi is not a documentary about house cats or the strays you occasionally see in your back yard. KEDi is a film about the hundreds of thousands of cats who have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years, wandering in and out of people’s lives, impacting them in ways only an animal who lives between the worlds of the wild and the tamed can. Cats and their kittens bring joy and purpose to those they choose, giving people an opportunity to reflect on life and their place in it. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to ourselves.

“Splendidly graceful and quietly magical … Trust me: “Kedi” will make you a believer.” - Joe Leydon, Variety

“More than just another example of cute kittens on camera, Kedi bubbles over with charm and insight that millions of YouTube videos can't match.” - Sarah Ward, Screen International

“Yes, Kedi is an unashamed love letter to the compelling creatures at its centre, but, peppered with wisdom and warmth, it's also more than just the ultimate cat video. - Sarah Ward, ArtsHub

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Born To Be Rewild

Oct 29
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Ed George and Bryan Reinhart - 2017 - 56m - Suggested Donation of $5

To be followed by a brief panel discussion. Guest speakers include John Davis (Wildlands Network), Dave Foreman (The Rewilding Institute), and Judy Calman (New Mexico Wilderness Alliance), moderated by Jan-Willem Jansens (Ecotone Landscape Planning)!

A Wildlands Network presentation!  Sponsored by New Mexico Wildways!

Hosted and co-sponsored by Albuquerque Wildlife Federation, BirdsEye View GIS, Defenders of Wildlife, Ecotone Landscape Planning, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Pathways/Wildlife Corridors of New Mexico, The Rewilding Institute, and Santa Fe Conservation Trust

Follow John Davis as he treks 5000 miles in 8 months from Mexico to Canada to bring awareness to the importance of connected wildlife corridors in the Western Wildway, along the spine of the continent. If we connect our best wild places, we will give wildlife enough room to survive and do what comes naturally -- keeping our landscapes and communities healthy. Taking the route of grizzlies, wolves, cougars and jaguars, John experienced their greatest challenges in getting where they need to go. This alone, however, would accomplish little. He went the extra mile, meeting conservation heroes and learning about amazing projects that are key to connecting western wild places.  

"The film is beautifully conceived ~ an intimate and personalized narrative framed by spectacular photography of the diverse landscape and vistas from Sahuaripa in Sonora, Mexico through the Sierra Madre, past the Colorado Plateau and Glacier National Park and beyond the U.S./Canadian border to British Columbia. This is National Geographic on steroids ~ but with a heart and soul."

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Little Shop of Horrors (1960) double featured with Night Of the Living Dead

Oct 30 to Oct 31
Monday and Tuesday 5:15, 9pm

Dir. Roger Corman, Mel Welles & Charles B. Griffith - 1960 - 72m - No Matinees

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  TO BE SCREENED ON ACTUAL FILM!!

This timeless cult favorite is a classic tale of boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-people with Jack Nicholson in one of his first film roles. Seymour's exotic plant has an insatiable appetite only for blood and flesh. As the ruthless plant grows larger with each feeding, so does Seymour's affections for shop girl, Audrey. The madness culminates with Seymour and his bloodthirsty plant in a feeding frenzy of epic proportions. 

“A campy Corman classic. Drink some beers and have fun with it!” - Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum

“There is no doubt that The Little Shop of Horrors has earned its small place in cult movie history.” - Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique

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Eric Schwartz Mero Mero Guero Tour!

Nov 1
Wednesday 8pm ONLY!

Dir. Eric Schwartz - 2017 - 120m approx.

WITH BILLY GALEWOOD!

General Admission: $15 presale, $18 at the door / VIP: $25 (includes pre-show meet and greet from 7 to 7:30 p.m.)

FOR ADVANCE TICKETS, CLICK HERE!  

As seen on Tonight Show, Showtime, Comics Unleashed, BET and his one-hour comedy special, Surrender to the Blender, multi-dimensional comedian Eric Schwartz comes to our cinema for one night only. Eric mixes stand-up with music and multimedia for a show that has been called "everything there is to love about entertainment" (First Order Historians)."

"Five international comedians you must catch." - GQ India

"A minor industry in pop music parodies." - Forbes

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Story Time With Grumbles and Friends - FINAL SCREENING!

Nov 4
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. R. Ayrton Chapman - 2017 - 75m total - Free but seating is limited!

A multi-faceted experiment in variety, education, art, music and amusement.  Presenting live events as well as online media, Story Time works to create thought provoking family friendly content.  STWG asks the viewer to become a part of the artwork by immersing themselves through costume, role playing, chances to submit their own work, engage in imagined economies and actually be one of Grumbles’ Friends.  

Join us at the Guild Cinema for a special screening of films shot at Coddiwomple in April and beyond!

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The Neon Dystopia Micro Festival - The International Retro 80's Sci Fi Festival!

Nov 4
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. various - Now & then - 90m approx - No Matinees!

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

The Neon Dystopia Micro Festival is a single day event that gathers retro 80's style science fiction short films, animation, music videos, and video games from all over the world.  Included in this event: 

Soft War - USA

Genesis - Spain

Zauvek - Serbia

Narita Boy- Spain

Hardwired - Poland

Night Vision - USA

Attack of the Cyber Octopuses - Estonia

Crimeware - Ireland

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Accidental Anarchist

Weekend Non-Fiction

Nov 5
Sunday 1pm

Dir. John Archer & Clara Glynn - 2017 - 87m - No Matinees!

ALSO PLAYING NOVEMBER 18 & 19th AT 1PM !

Ex-diplomat Carne Ross: the case for anarchism!  How a high-flying diplomat and Middle East adviser lost his faith in western democracy – but put his trust in people power!

Carne Ross was a government highflyer. A career diplomat who believed Western Democracy could save us all. But working inside the system he came to see its failures, deceits and ulterior motives. He felt at first hand the corruption of power. After the Iraq war Carne became disillusioned, quit his job and started searching for answers. This film traces his journey across the globe as he tries to find an answer to the question so many people today are asking themselves – isn’t there a better way? For Carne there is. Anarchism offers a solution to the brutalities of Capitalism and the dishonesties of Democracy. It offers a world where people have control over their own lives. From the protesters of Occupy Wall Street, to an anarchist collective in Spain, to Noam Chomsky, the grand old man of anarchism himself, Carne finds people who are putting the theory into practice. His journey eventually takes him to one of the most dangerous places on earth – Syria, eight kilometers from the front line with Isis, where a remarkable anarchist state has risen phoenix like from the flames. A powerful film about one man’s epic journey from government insider to anarchist.

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The Fairy - from the team of LOST IN PARIS!

Nov 11 to Nov 12
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel and Bruno Romy - 2011 - 94m - France - In French with English Subtitles - All Seats Just $5

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-PRESENTATION!

Dom works as a night clerk at a small hotel in the industrial port city of Le Havre. One night, a strangely dressed woman named Fiona arrives and claims she is a fairy. She grants Dom three wishes, and makes his first two wishes come true before mysteriously vanishing. By now, Dom has fallen in love with Fiona, and he proceeds to embark on a search for his elusive fairy. The third feature film by the gifted trio of physical comedians Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, and Bruno Romy, THE FAIRY presents a series of slapstick set pieces which hark back to the work of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Jacques Tati.

Filled with a colorful cast of supporting characters and a number of gracefully executed dance sequences, THE FAIRY is a whimsical tale about the happiness that can be squeezed out of even the most mundane of lives.

"Deliriously droll...a steady stream of laughs." - Peter Debruge, Variety

"Funny and sweet!" - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times 

"Effervescent, delirious and delightful...thoroughly recommended! - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

Official Selection: Cannes International Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight) 

The Golden Starfish Narrative Feature Award - Hamptons International Film Festival 2011

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Una Nueva Tierra - a new doc on The Pajarito Mesa!

Nov 16
Thursday 5pm, 7pm

Dir. Jackie Munro & Jesse Fisher - 2017 - 86m - ALL SEATS JUST $5

AN ACLU-NM PRESENTATION, CO-SPONSORED BY NEW MEXICO SAFE!

SPECIAL PANEL DISCUSSION AT THE 7PM SCREENING WITH THE FILMMAKERS PLUS ENRICO GRADI (Planning & Development Services Director, Bernalillo County) AND SOME OF THE FEATURED PROTAGONISTS! 

The Pajarito Mesa is a breathtakingly beautiful but perpetually trash-ridden swath of desert overlooking Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is also home to over 250 families living without access to basic services. Making something out of nothing, residents of Pajarito build their lives from the scraps that others have thrown away. They hope that through their hard work, they will see change in their lives and their community. Una Nueva Tierra traces the struggles of three families as they recycle what others have cast off while they themselves are cast to society’s margins, unable to make even the most basic progress due to their poverty.

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Accidental Anarchist

Weekend Non-Fiction

Nov 18 to Nov 19
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. John Archer & Clara Glynn - 2017 - 87m - No Matinees

Ex-diplomat Carne Ross: the case for anarchism!  How a high-flying diplomat and Middle East adviser lost his faith in western democracy – but put his trust in people power!

Carne Ross was a government highflyer. A career diplomat who believed Western Democracy could save us all. But working inside the system he came to see its failures, deceits and ulterior motives. He felt at first hand the corruption of power. After the Iraq war Carne became disillusioned, quit his job and started searching for answers. This film traces his journey across the globe as he tries to find an answer to the question so many people today are asking themselves – isn’t there a better way? For Carne there is. Anarchism offers a solution to the brutalities of Capitalism and the dishonesties of Democracy. It offers a world where people have control over their own lives. From the protesters of Occupy Wall Street, to an anarchist collective in Spain, to Noam Chomsky, the grand old man of anarchism himself, Carne finds people who are putting the theory into practice. His journey eventually takes him to one of the most dangerous places on earth – Syria, eight kilometers from the front line with Isis, where a remarkable anarchist state has risen phoenix like from the flames. A

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Visions from the Lunatic Fringe: Eric Saks

Nov 21
Tuesday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Eric Saks - 1983-2016 - 90m approx - All Seats $8 - Eric Saks in person to present his amazing work!

Eric Saks’ documentary projects have investigated contemporary issues including gun control, teen violence, electronic privacy, surveillance, hazardous waste, culture jamming, fringe culture, corporate sabotage, robotics, artificial intelligence, the process of movie making, time capsules, and eccentric personalities. Saks has always been concerned with individuals defining the mythic American. He has received John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Creative Capital Foundation Grant, National Endowment for the Arts Media Arts grant, and a Annenberg Foundation grant as well as many regional media grants.

WORKS TO BE SCREENED

Suddenly I Burst Into Another: The Life of Henry Tanner

Rarely seen and seen here on 16 film. 1983 28 Minutes. 16mm color

The life of an enigmatic folk artist is documented in intimate and searching detail, and then culminates with a car accident and an arresting rescue during a blizzard. Is this film portrait real, though? “Henry Tanner” is a faux-documentary that explores the ambiguous and ethical relationship between filmmaker and subject. Henry Tanner captures the “real” even though it is “fake.” The film and filmmaker asks whether the “real” is found only in the “eye of the beholder.” As the filmmaker, Saks, is infamous as a hoax and prank maker in his later works that presages “Fake News” and mockumentaries; this is a rare chance to see his 80s film that  explores representing “truth” in a more sweet, lyrical, and sublime modus operandi.

Eidolon Part 1

2016, Digital video 20 Mins

An experimental documentary about photographer and filmmaker Bill Daniel as he works in the sweltering California desert to make apocalyptic photographs with a large format camera.  Eidolon mixes pseudo-narrative with a vérité observational form to arrive at a lyrical and aleatoric portrait of Bill Daniel. Trigger Warning: There is a little pornographic graffiti in here. Just close your eyes for a few minutes.

Creosote

1997, 42 minutes, NTSC video

Creosote combines two analogous stories into a unique vision of individuality, and modern spirituality. The true story of a young boy who was lost on a Boy Scout camping trip and never found, is embroidered with the life story of St. Francis, also known as the “hippie saint”. The visual style is arresting, and creates a liminal world wherein figurative representations fall away into hallucinatory abstraction. Creosote is executed through stop frame animation and puppetry techniques, reminiscent of graphic religious pamphlets.

“Los Angeles-based media artist Eric Saks has been at the forefront of digital media culture for over a decade, fashioning an eclectic film- and videography that combines live action, animation, and digital manipulation; creating a series of large-scale media installations; working at cutting edge companies such as Voyager, Criterion, Belief, and Rebreaker; curating shows and DVD compilations of video art and experimental film. With a keen eye for the roiling anxieties disrupting contemporary America’s relationship to all forms of technology, from the seemingly innocuous telephone to the more insidious surveillance devices dotting urban street corners, Saks has built a body of work that deftly limns the contours of an evolving technoculture.” - Bio extract by Holly Willis from a Creative Capital Foundation Brochure 2003

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The Smudging

Nov 25
Saturday 1pm only!

Dir. Mike J. Marin - 2016 - 95m - All Seats $10 - SOME OF THE CAST & CREW IN PERSON!

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Oakland born and raised Native American writer/director/actor Mike J. Marin brings his directoral debut The Smudging to Albuquerque, NM! Come find out what happens when five paranormal researchers investigate the Chicago Native American Cultural Center. Nominated "Best Feature" at LA's renowned RIP Horror Fest 2016!

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Birthright: A War Story

Dec 2
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Civia Tamarkin - 2017 - 105m - Free but seating is limited, get here early!

A Respect New Mexico Women Event!!

A feature length documentary that examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even put at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America.

The film tells the story of women who have become collateral damage in the aggressive campaign to take control of reproductive health care and to allow states, courts and religious doctrine to govern whether, when and how women will bear children.

The documentary explores the accelerating gains of the crusade to control pregnant women and the fallout that is creating a public health crisis, turning pregnant women into criminals and challenging the constitutional protections of every woman in America.

This is the real-life “Handmaid’s Tale.”

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Heathers - the 1988 jet black teen comedy classic!

Dec 6
Wednesday 6pm, 8:30 only!

Dir. Michael Lehmann - 1988 - 102m - No Matinees

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 TO PRESENT THE 6pm & 8:30pm SCREENINGS!

A deliciously nasty black comedy, Heathers is set at a cliquish high school in Ohio. The most exclusive of those cliques is the Heathers, comprised of the prettiest and most popular girls in town. The group's leader is the manipulative Kim Walker, who orchestrates the humiliation of anyone who fails to meet her standards. Eventually, Heathers member Winona Ryder begins to exhibit a conscience; together with her hardcase boyfriend Christian Slater, Ryder plots to avenge all the unfortunate victims of the group. Before long, Heather (Kim Walker) ends up dead along with Kurt and Ram, with poignant suicide notes posted near their bodies.

“Heathers locates the emotional totalitarianism lurking in a prom queen's heart.” - Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

“A super-smart black comedy about high school politics and teenage suicide that showcases a host of promising young talents.” - Variety Staff

“Decades later, Heathers is so on the money, with its vague but unmistakable parallels to several school shootings, that it could never be made today.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

“A super-smart black comedy about high school politics and teenage suicide that showcases a host of promising young talents.” - Todd McCarthy, Variety

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19th Annual Animation Show Of Shows!

Dec 7
Thursday 4:30, 6:30

Dir. various - 2017 - 90m

Featuring 16 internationally acclaimed animated short films from Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.S., the program includes the extraordinary stop-motion musical My Burden from Swedish director Niki Lindroth von Bahr, which won the grand-prize Cristal Award at the 2017 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Other program highlights include Los Angeles-based Irish director David OReilly's visually stunning Everything, based on a 1973 talk given by the renowned British-American philosopher Alan Watts,  and the 1964 classic Hangman, by Paul Julian and Les Goldman which was recently restored by the Animation Show of Shows as part of its film preservation program. As a special treat, the Show of Shows will also be presenting Next Door, a 1990 student film made at Cal Arts by the two-time Oscar-winning Pixar director Pete Docter.

 • Can You Do It - Quentin Baillieux (France)

 • Tiny Big - Lia Bertels (Belgium)

 • Next Door - Pete Docter (U.S.)

 • The Alan Dimension - Jac Clinch (Great Britain)

 • Beautiful Like Elsewhere - Elise Simard (Canada)

 • Hangman - Paul Julian & Les Goldman (U.S.)

 • The Battle of San Romano - Georges Schwitzgebel (Switzerland)

 • Gokurosama - Aurore Gal, Clémentine Frère, Yukiko Meignien, Anna Mertz, Robin Migliorelli, & Romain Salvini(France)

 • Dear Basketball - Glen Keane (U.S.)

 • Island - Robert Löbel & Max Mörtl (Germany)

 • Unsatisfying - Parallel Studio (France)

 • The Burden - Niki Lindroth von Bahr (Sweden)

 • Les Abeilles Domestiques - Alexanne Desrosiers (Canada)

 • Our Wonderful Nature - The Common Chameleon - Tomer Eshed (Germany)

 • Casino - Steven Woloshen (Canada)

 • Everything - David OReilly (U.S.)

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Man With A Movie Camera

Dec 9 to Dec 10
Saturday and Sunday 2:30pm

Dir. Dziga Vertov - 1929 - 68m

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-PRESENTATION!  TO BE SCREENED ON ACTUAL FILM!!

"I am the machine that reveals the world to you as only the machine can see it." - Dziga Vertov ("Kino-Eye")

An amazing & radical, freewheeling Russian documentary depicting the city of Moscow from sunrise to sunset through various self-reflexive camera play.  We get the filming of said documentary, and a depiction of an audience watching the film.  Even the editing of the film is documented.  We often see the cameraman who is purportedly making the film, but we rarely, if ever, see any of the footage he seems to be in the act of shooting! 

The still innovative  silent was both praised and reviled upon its initial release!

“Cinema in its purest form: movement, sensation, action and visual trickery.” - Tom Huddleston, Time Out

“A truly radical and liberating work.” - Peter Watts, Time Out

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The Cameraman double featured with Man With A Movie Camera

Dec 9 to Dec 10
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Buster Keaton & Edward Sedgwick - 1928 - 78m - ALL SEATS JUST $5

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-PRESENTATION!

Oscar-honoree Buster Keaton ("The General") stars in this silent comedy about a photographer who takes up newsreel shooting to impress a beautiful office worker, played by Marceline Day ("The Telegraph Trail"). After several attempts to impress the movie queen, Keaton's character finds himself in the middle of a major news story. Remade in 1951 as "Watch the Birdie," starring Red Skelton. 

“Keaton's last great comedy.” - Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

“The Cameraman gave Buster one of his best roles and he filled it with one of his most touching and fleshed-out performances, using mostly his intense eyes.” - Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid

“One of Keaton's most impressively self-reflective films and an ode to the unexpected and elusive lightening-in-a-bottle nature of filmmaking.” - Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine

“…the old Keaton magic could not be entirely dampened by the studio's dictums, and The Cameraman includes a number of very funny bits.” - John J. Puccio

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To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything Julie Newmar

Dec 16
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Beeban Kidron - 1995 - 109m - No Matinees

A SOUTHWEST CARE CENTER SPECIAL!!

Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo star as three "girls" who just wanna have fun in a hilarious comedy about repairing broken hearts, broken dreams and broken nails. En route from New York City to Hollywood for a drag queen beauty pageant, Noxeema (Snipes), Vida (Swayze) and Chi Chi (Leguizamo) are forced to take an unwelcome detour when their 1967 Cadillac convertible breaks down. Stranded in the tiny midwestern town of Snydersville, the three try to make the best of their unfortunate circumstance. And when their glitz and glamour wake up the sleepy local citizens, the stage is set for an outrageously funny weekend. Also starring Stockard Channing and Blyth Danner, this marvelous mix of flamboyant fun and unrefined simpleness erupts into plenty of laughs!

“A great deal of fun and a small step forward in Hollywood's depiction of homosexuals.” - Rita Kempley, Washington Post

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Head - Seasons Greeting with the Monkees classic!

Dec 20 to Dec 23
Wednesday to Saturday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Bob Rafaelson - 1968 - 85m - No Matinees

Hey, hey, it’s the Monkees . . . being catapulted through one of American cinema’s most surreal sixties odysseys. The brainchild of Bob Rafelson, making his directorial debut; his producing partner and Monkees cocreator Bert Schneider; and Jack Nicholson, a coscreenwriter on the project, Head was the fanciful beginning and ignominious end of the TV-bred supergroup’s big-screen career. In it, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork become trapped in a kaleidoscopic satire that’s movie homage, media send-up, concert movie, and antiwar cry all at once. A constantly looping, self-referential spoof that was ahead of its time, Head dodged commercial success on its release but has since been reclaimed as one of the great cult objects of its era.

“Still remarkably vital and entertaining.” - Derek Adams, Time Out

“In which The Monkees get stoned, commit career suicide, and end up accidentally making one of the best movies of the 1960s.” - David Cornelius, Popcornworld

“If the Beatles were housebroken Marx Brothers, the Monkees here are gutty Bowery Boys.” - Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

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Jailhouse Rock - double featured with Viva Las Vegas!

Dec 31 to Jan 1
Sunday and Monday 2pm, 6:15

Dir. Richard Thorpe - 1957 - 96m - No Matinees

AN ELVIS NEW YEARS!!

One of the best of Elvis Presley's pre-Army films, Jailhouse Rock offers us the sensual, "dangerous" Elvis that had won the hearts of the kids and earned the animosity of their elders. Presley plays a young buck who accidentally kills a man while protecting the honor of a woman. Thrown into prison, Elvis strikes up a friendship with visionary fellow-con Mickey Shaughnessy. Shaughnessy suggests that Elvis perform in the upcoming prison show. Ol' swivel-hips scores a hit, and decides to stay in showbiz after his release. Together with pretty Judy Tyler (the former Princess Summerfall Winterspring on Howdy Doody, who would die in a horrible traffic accident shortly after completing this film), Elvis sets up his own record company. Alas, success goes to his head, and soon Elvis plans to ditch Tyler in favor of signing with a big-time label. Shaughnessy shows up long enough to punch out Elvis for his disloyalty; as a result, Elvis' vocal chords are damaged and he is unable to sing. Deserted by his flunkeys and hangers-on, Elvis learns the value of friendship and fidelity when Tyler and Shaughnessy stay by his side in his darkest hours. His voice restored, Elvis climbs back up the charts--but this time, he's a much nicer fellow, and a lot more committed to Tyler.  Jailhouse Rock is a perfect balance of song and story from beginning to end!!

“The characterizations are solid, and the music is some of Elvis's best.” - John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis

“Elvis delivered his definitive screen appearance in this budget-minded black and white production, a dark reflection of the Loving You rise to fame.” -  Sean Axmaker, MSN.com

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Viva Las Vegas - double featured with Jailhouse Rock!

Dec 31 to Jan 1
Sunday and Monday 4:15, 8:30

Dir. George Sidney - 1964 - 85m - No Matinees

AN ELVIS NEW YEARS!!

Let's get gone, real gone!!

Lucky Jackson arrives in town with his car literally in tow ready for the first Las Vegas Grand Prix - once he has the money to buy an engine. He gets the cash easily enough but mislays it when the pretty swimming pool manageress takes his mind off things. It seems he will lose both race and girl, problems made more difficult by rivalry from Elmo Mancini, fellow racer and womaniser. Perhaps some singing will help!!

“One of Elvis Presley's best films, Viva Las Vegas benefits from the exuberant direction of MGM vet George Sidney, the young and sexy Ann-Margret as romantic interest, and over 12 melodic songs that take up half of the running time (only 85 minutes).” - Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com

“It's all color and glamor and sexy fun.” - Sean Axmaker, MSN.com

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Viva Las Vegas - double featured with Jailhouse Rock! poster