Special Events

52 Tuesdays - As Part of our HARVEY MILK DAY weekend special!

May 22 to May 25
Friday to Monday 6:00pm ONLY!

Dir. Sophie Hyde - 2014 - 114m - Australia - No Matinees

SPECIAL THANKS TO SELF SERVE TOYS, THE TRANSGENDER RESOURCE CENTER, N'MPower and THE OUT WOMYN OF THE UNM LGBTQ RESOURCE CENTER

Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award & Berlinale Crystal Bear Winner!

16-year-old Billie's reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons. Filmed over the course of a year, once a week, every week (only on Tuesdays) these unique filmmaking rules bring a rare authenticity to this emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility and transformation.

"Grippingly plotted and exquisitely thoughtful, 52 Tuesdays is a poignant reminder that neither confusion nor crisis is doomed to be calamitous." -Inkoo Kang, Village Voice

"Warmly intimate portrait of an evolving bond that frays but doesn't sever." - Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

"The movie stands out for all of the right reasons. It's a breath of fresh air, especially within the Australian industry, and not just because of its unique approach to shooting." - Jess Lomas, Quickflix

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Matt Shepard is A Friend Of Mine - As Part of our HARVEY MILK DAY weekend special!

May 22 to May 25
Friday to Monday 4:00, 8:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Michele Josue - 2015 - 89m

SPECIAL THANKS TO SELF SERVE TOYSTHE TRANSGENDER RESOURCE CENTER, and N'MPower

An exploration of the life and tragic death of Matthew Shepard, the gay student brutally murdered in Laramie, Wyoming in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Framed through the personal lens of friends and family, it’s a story of loss, love, and courage in the face of unspeakable tragedy. 

"Long-in-coming doc offers an intensely personal look behind the headlines." - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

"Filmmaker Michele Josue, who knew Matthew, does a fine job of reconstructing the crime and the reaction it provoked across the U.S. and beyond." - Bruce Demara, Toronto Star

ABOUT THE MATTHEW SHEPARD FOUNDATION - founded by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their 21-year old son, Matthew, who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in Wyoming in October 1998.

Created to honor Matthew in a manner that was appropriate to his dreams, beliefs and aspirations, the Foundation seeks to "Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion & Acceptance" through its varied educational, outreach and advocacy programs and by continuing to tell Matthew's story.

The Foundation focuses on three primary areas: Erasing Hate in our society, putting GLBT Youth First and ensuring Equality for all GLBT Americans.

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Crafting A Nation

May 24
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Thomas Kolicko - 2013 - 96m - All Seats $8

A SHADE TREE CUSTOMS & CAFE CO-PRESENTATION IN CELEBRATION OF ABQ BEER WEEK!

A feature length documentary and new media project about how the American craft brewers are rebuilding the economy one beer at a time. 

Despite the economic downturn currently in America, a new exciting industry is on the rise.  The American Craft Brewers are truly rebuilding the economy from the ground up. They are creating great beer while also creating jobs, tax revenue, and a drive that cannot be stopped for creating a better tomorrow.

This documentary follows several of the key players in the industry as well as many breweries that are only known within their communities. The characters that we follow in this film all display a common thread of creating a product that stands for something while maintaining true to their local roots.

This principal photography was shot nationwide. We have selected different states that represent different sections of the United States: California, Colorado, Texas, Missouri, Delaware, Massachusetts, Minnesota and North Carolina. Each state was selected for a particular purpose. We could not go to all 50 states. 

Crafting A Nation features breweries, small businesses, and individuals that are growing because of the rise in the American craft beer movement. The characters that have been selected for this film are all picked for their passion, and dedication. Our characters are striving to not only create unique and American-made but they are also committed to the improvement of the quality of life despite the odds faced by the economic downturn. 

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Song of the Sea

Mom’s Matinee

May 30 to May 31
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon

Dir. Tomm Moore - 2014 - 93m - MOM'S MATINEE brings back a total enchanter - Ireland/Luxembourg/Belgium/France/Denmark - All Seats $5

From the filmaker of THE SECRET OF KELLS!  Oscar nominated for Best Animation Feature too!

The story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. Song of the Sea features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny. Music is by composer Bruno Coulais and Irish band Kíla, both of whom previously collaborated on The Secret of Kells.

Song of the Sea was produced by Cartoon Saloon in co-production with European partners Melusine Productions (Luxembourg), The Big Farm (Belgium), Nørlum (Denmark) and Superprod (France), with the support of The Irish Film Board, Broadcasting Authority Of Ireland, TG4, Section 481, Eurimages, Luxembourg Film Fund, Wallimages, Centre du cinema et de l’audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Danish Film Institute, West Danish Film Fund and Danish Radio.

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Stand Up Comedy With Chris Thayer!

Jun 1
Monday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Chris Thayer & friends! - 2015 - ONLY $5

Chris Thayer is a stand-up comic living in Los Angeles. He started doing stand-up in San Francisco, was a regular member of The Business SF (named “Best Cheap Night of Comedy - 2012“ by SF Weekly), performed frequently at Hemlock Tavern’s “Club Chuckles,” created and hosted “NERVES” and “Warm Regards” stand-up series, co-created the comedy variety show “Funny Party,“ and co-founded The Business LA . 

He has appeared in SF Sketchfest (2011, ‘12, & ‘13), Riot LA (2012), Bridgetown Comedy Festival (2011), High Plains (2014), and at such venues as Punchline Comedy Club, Cobb’s Comedy Club, The Purple Onion (SF/R.I.P.), Comedy Underground (Seattle), Lincoln Lodge (Chicago), Meltdown Comics (L.A.), Largo (L.A.), Hollywood Improv, and The Creek & The Cave (NYC)

DJ Real (Nick Stargu) is a musician, comedian, and writer who is best known for his musical comedy act, DJ REAL, which has been featured in the San Francisco Sketch Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the San Francisco Comedy Competition, and more. And he’s opened for Devo!  DJ REAL’s show has all original songs, complete with costume changes, bad dance moves, and interactive multimedia. Nick also performs as Imaginary Radio with comedy partner, Drennon Davis. They have performed at SXSW, SF Sketchfest and the Funny or Die Oddball Festival. Nick is currently working on the release of his fifth DJ REAL studio album, “They’ll Say Yes!”.

Genevieve Mueller - is a writer and comedian living in Albuquerque. Genevieve has a bimonthly column called Comedy Matters in the Weekly Alibi and performs all over the country. Bob Odenkirk said “Thank you for quoting me perfectly” and then gave her a high?five. She was on RISK! (Episode 610) and recently opened for Doug Stanhope and Marc Maron. She co-hosts Dead Things Podcast with Will Bolt.

Hosted by Sarah Mowrey - a comedian and writer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her first chance at the spotlight came when she was 10 years old, and a magician pulled her up onstage. Standing Ovation. Sure, it could have been for the incredible bird-based magic but, young Sarah Mowrey couldn’t help but want more. Present day, she runs Comedy?, which is one of only two weekly improv shows in Albuquerque. She’s opened for Dave Ross, Rachel Lark and the Upright Citizens Brigade. This year, Mowrey started weekly YouTube series ,“Boozy Feminism” which many white men call “not the worst thing.” And, oh yeah,  the WEEKLY ALIBI's Best of Burque's 2015 best comedian winner!

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Everything Is Terrible! Legends

Jun 4
Thursday 8pm ONLY!

Dir. Some people, Somewhere! - ALL TIME - Nano Second to - All Seats $10

FOR ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE, CLICK HERE!

THE VIDEO VHS MYSTICS RETURN!  PREPARE!  YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!

Once a millenium, something emerges from the darkest corner of the universe and enlightens us to the true meaning of being. Something so mystickal, so magickal, and so mind-splitting that all concepts before its existence sounds stupid and boring. Of course, we are talking about Everything Is Terrible! The Legends show is a culmination of the first seven (of 777) years of work from the video alchemists at EIT! These mindfreaks have taken thousands of forgotten VHS tapes, chewed them up, and spit them back to their young via daily website postings, six movies, and world tours. In that time, they’ve exposed us to wonders such as massaging cat ladies, apocalyptic facial exercises, pizzas parties in hell, and our immortal party-god, Duane. Nobody could have predicted the cultural, psychological, and illuminating impact EIT! would have on our consciousness, but seeing all their greatest works chronicled in one place reminds us that in the right hands, garbage can be turned into gold! It is time pack up your copies of Jerry Maguire and accept the fact that your life up until this moment has been pointless. 

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B.B. KING: The Life of Riley - A TRIBUTE SCREENING!

Jun 7
Sunday 12:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jon Brewer - 2012 - 123m - ALL SEATS $7

ALSO PLAYING SUNDAY JUNE 21 AT 12:30PM!  SPECIAL THANKS TO AMP CONCERTS ! 

Narrated by Morgan Freeman and joined by Bono, Bill Cosby, Eric Clapton, Bill Cosby, Dr. John, Bruce Willis and 20+ other heavyweight contributors including appearances by Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and President Obama!!

 BB King opens his heart and tells the story of how an oppressed and orphaned young man came to influence and earn the unmitigated praise of the music industry and its following, to carry the title: 'KING OF THE BLUES'. Filmed on location all over America as well as in the United Kingdom, this picture brings to life the heat and gin-soaked plantations where it all began. With the full cooperation of the BB King Museum, owners of vaults and archives so precious and immense, that several trips had to be made to America to revisit the collection and partake of its many gems. Prejudice and segregation has stained the lives of countless black person and BB 'Riley' King made sure that through his music, he never allowed it to mar his spirit. This is the essence of the story that makes an astoundingly beautiful film; extremely informative and visually captivating.

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GUILD CINEMA'S ANNUAL MOVIE POSTER AUCTION SALE!!

Jun 13
Saturday 12pm to 3pm

Free to get a bidder card - lotsa stuff likely to go for cheap!

Time once again because we still have hundreds of movie posters left stretching from last week to around 7 years ago!  To mention but a few - KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER, HITS, THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY, SONG OF THE SEA, SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY, MAGICAL UNIVERSE, THE BABADOOK, AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA, ROCKS IN MY POCKET, LISTEN UP PHILIP, ART & CRAFT, BUZZARD, AN HONEST LIAR, WINTER SLEEP, BELOVED SISTERS and a whole lot more! 

DOORS OPEN AT 11:45 a.m.!  We'll wrap around 3pm.

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The Hand That Feeds

Jun 14
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick - 2014 - 85m - An El Centro De Igualdad and Encuentro Special Presentation! All Seats $10

Special guest speakers: El Centro De Igualdad Community Organizers Maurice De Segovia, and Gabriel Hernandez, and also members from their workers committee. 

At a popular bakery café, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick. Mild-mannered sandwich maker Mahoma López has never been interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back.

Risking deportation and the loss of their livelihood, the workers team up with a diverse crew of innovative young organizers and take the unusual step of forming their own independent union, launching themselves on a journey that will test the limits of their resolve. In one roller-coaster year, they must overcome a shocking betrayal and a two-month lockout. Lawyers will battle in back rooms, Occupy Wall Street protesters will take over the restaurant, and a picket line will divide the neighborhood. If they can win a contract, it will set a historic precedent for low-wage workers across the country. But whatever happens, Mahoma and his coworkers will never be exploited again.

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The Wild One - As Part of B Movie Biker Bash Nights!

Jun 17
Wednesday 6:00, 8:00 ONLY!

Dir. Laslo Benedek - 1953 - 79m - ALL SEATS $7

A BIG SIDT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTATION! THE ULTIMATE BIKER CLASSIC!

Hey Johnny, what are you rebelling against?...Whadda you got?

An angry young Marlon Brando scorches the screen in this powerful '50s cult classic. Brando plays Johnny, the leader of a vicious biker gang which invades a small, sleepy California town. What's Johnny rebelling against? What have you got? - he sneers. The leather-jacketed young biker seems hell-bent for destruction until he falls for Kathie (Mary Murphy), a good girl whose father (Robert Keith) happens to be a cop. Unfortunately for Johnny, his one shot at redemption is threatened by a psychotic rival, Chino (Lee Marvin), plus the hostility and prejudice of the townspeople. All their smoldering passions explode in an electrifying climax!

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Rockers - as part of Reggae Movie Nights!

Jun 18
Thursday 2:30, 5:30, 8:30

Dir. Theodorus Bafaloukos - 1978 - 99m - All Seats $10

 A RASTAFARI WORKS INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATION!!  SURPRISE CDs & T-SHIRTS TO BE RAFFLED, PLUS OTHER TO BE ANNOUNCED SPECIALS!!

**THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY JUNE 25 WILL BE COOL RUNNINGS:  A REGGAE MOVIE FROM 1983!

A riotous burst of energy and color, almost documentary in style, Rockers is a cameo-packed gutsy thriller of the dread-locked, ganja-smoking drummer Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace's attempts to succeed in the cut-throat Jamaican music biz which provides much insight, amusement and education. The cast reads like the ultimate Reggae Hall Of Fame, featuring some of the leading musicians and producers of the day: Peter Tosh, Gregory Isaacs, Lee Perry, Dennis Brown, Jacob Miller and Inner Circle, Bunny Wailer, Third World, Big Youth, The Heptones, Kiddus I, Robbie Shakespeare, Leroy Smart, Dillinger and the fantastic Burning Spear. The film captures Reggae at its musical apex with a vibrant and magnificent soundtrack now digitally re-mastered from the original 35mm film made in 1979. Witty and unpretentious

"An excellent soundtrack, and an endearingly witty script which digresses through explanations of the Rasta faith and countless idiosyncratic solidarity rituals, make for a delightful piece of whimsy." - Time Out

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B.B. KING: The Life of Riley - A TRIBUTE SCREENING!

Jun 21
Sunday 12:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jon Brewer - 2012 - 123m

Narrated by Morgan Freeman and joined by Bono, Bill Cosby, Eric Clapton, Bill Cosby, Dr. John, Bruce Willis and 20+ other heavyweight contributors including appearances by Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and President Obama!!

SPECIAL THANKS TO AMP CONCERTS

BB King opens his heart and tells the story of how an oppressed and orphaned young man came to influence and earn the unmitigated praise of the music industry and its following, to carry the title: 'KING OF THE BLUES'. Filmed on location all over America as well as in the United Kingdom, this picture brings to life the heat and gin-soaked plantations where it all began. With the full cooperation of the BB King Museum, owners of vaults and archives so precious and immense, that several trips had to be made to America to revisit the collection and partake of its many gems. Prejudice and segregation has stained the lives of countless black person and BB 'Riley' King made sure that through his music, he never allowed it to mar his spirit. This is the essence of the story that makes an astoundingly beautiful film; extremely informative and visually captivating.

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The Black Rider

Jun 24
Wednesday 8pm ONLY!

Dir. Wolf Rilla - 1954 - 63m - All Seats $7

A BIG SIDT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTATION!  DOUBLE FEATURED WITH THE PACE THAT THRILLS!

A stylish 50s Brit biker flick!  It seems that Brockham Castle, on the hilltop overlooking the small English town of Brockham, is haunted by a monk wearing a hooded black robe and riding a motorbike that spews fire from its mouth every time the moon is full. Jerry Marsh, played by Jimmy Hanley, a rookie reporter for the little newspaper, is on the search for the spooky monk with the help of his girlfriend Mary, and his new motorcycle.  Soon, he discovers crooks hiding out in a ruined castle with atomic sabotage on their minds!!

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The Pace That Thrills! As Part of B Movie Biker Bash Double Feature!

Jun 24
Wednesday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Leon Barsha - 1952 - 63m - All Seats $7

A BIG SIDT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTATION!  DOUBLE FEATURED WITH THE BLACK RIDER!

A lady reporter is in the middle of a love triangle with two motorcycle racing buddies and the big race will decide who wins.  "Chills and spills in the fast-paced world of motorcycle racing." A Howard Hughes' production. Fun film jam-packed with awesome vintage cycles! Howard Hughes' taste in "busty" gals is made very obvious with women placed at strategic camera angles that fully accentuate anatomic curves. 

Lots of footage at real-life racing events featuring crashes, rescues and more! 

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Cool Runnings: A Reggae Movie - As Part of Reggae Movie Nights

Jun 25
Thursday 2:30, 5:30, 8:30

Dir. Robert Mugge - 1983 - 105m - All Seats $10

A RASTAFARI WORKS INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATION!!  SURPRISE CDs & T-SHIRTS TO BE RAFFLED, PLUS OTHER TO BE ANNOUNCED SPECIALS!!

Reggae legends jam to the Jamaican beat in this classic film of the 1983 Reggae Sunsplash. Held in Montego Bay, the festival showcases the finest in reggae, dub and ska. This particular concert features Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers at a crucial time in the band's career, plus the island stylings of reggae greats Gil Scott-Heron, Alton Ellis, the Skatalites, Gregory Isaacs, Sugar Minott, Bankie Banx, Third World and Musical Youth. 

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Midnight Swim

Jun 26
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Sarah Adina Smith - 2015 - 88m - All Seats $8 - ONE NIGHT ONLY!

A CANDY FACTORY FILMS PRESENTATION!

Three-half sisters travel home to settle the affairs of their mother after she goes missing in a haunted lake. Drenched in mystery, THE MIDNIGHT SWIM is a psychodrama with supernatural undertones that has garnered a cult following on the festival circuit, along with numerous awards. Told in faux-documentary style, the film is “…an almost-transparent bridge between you and a character’s psyche,” according to Sam Zimmerman of Fangoria Magazine. For those who dare to open their minds, THE MIDNIGHT SWIM offers a truly transcendent experience.

"I WAS WRAPPED UP IN THE STORY FROM BEGINNING TO END" - Kristian Horn, Ain't It Cool News

"A MARVELOUS DESCENT INTO MYTH AND POSSIBLE MADNESS" - Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects 

"JUST OPEN UP YOUR MIND AND ENJOY THE RIDE" - Michael Melton, The Film Philosopher  --

"A DRUG FROM ANOTHER WORLD… SARAH ADINA SMITH HAS ACHIEVED PURE MAGIC." - Enrique O.A., Almas Oscuras --

"THROBBING, EERIE... UNNERVING" - Nicholas Bell, Ion Cinema --

"GRAND AND VIVID... AN ALMOST-TRANSPARENT BRIDGE BETWEEN YOU AND A CHARACTER'S PSYCHE" - Sam Zimmerman, Fangoria --

"DOMINATED BY EMOTION AND MEMORY" - Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter 

"A POWERFUL, ENIGMATIC FILM... SATURATED WITH DREAD" - Dark Iris, Femme Reel 

"TERRIFIES EXISTENTIALLY" - Stephen Saito, Moveable Fest --

"A PSYCHODRAMA THAT FLIRTS WITH GOING JUST PLAIN PSYCHO" - Geoff Berkshire, Variety

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Doomsdays

Jun 27
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Eddie Mullins - 2015 - 92m - All Seats $8 - ONE NIGHT ONLY!

CANDY FACTORY FILMS PRESENTATION!

Dirty Fred (Justin Rice) and Bruho (Leo Fitzpatrick) are free-wheeling squatters with a taste for off-season vacation homes in the Catskills. Their commitment to the lifestyle is challenged, however, when a runaway teen and an aimless young woman join their ranks.

"...might be the best American slacker film of the 21st century." Kurt Halfyard TWITCHFILM 

"DOOMSDAYS is a uniquely good-humored act of total confrontation. It’s easily one of 2013’s greatest surprises." Mitch Davis, FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL http://tinyurl.com/qgnftvc2

"Nothing about “DOOMSDAYS” is want you expect. This summer, especially, that amounts to a minor revolution in cinema." John Anderson INDIE WIRE 

"...surprisingly touching...first time writer and director Eddie Mullins proves that he knows what he's doing..." Evan Saathoff BADASS DIGEST 

"...enjoyably antisocial comedy..." John DeFore HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"DOOMSDAYS is that rare gift of a film that will have you laughing and thinking simultaneously." Steve Prokopy AINT IT COOL NEWS

"5 out of 5 Stars. A uniquely peculiar and hilarious piece of indie cinema, that plays like an American Withnail and I, with added central characters."Katherine Mclaughlin VIEWBRISTOL.CO.UK 

"One of the best of the fest...charmingly quaint as it is quirky" Timothy E. Raw VERITE MAGAZINE 

"DOOMSDAYS is one of the most unique films I’ve ever seen" Panagiotis Drakopoulos COMICBOOKNERDSAREHOT.COM 

"Indie comedy of the year....Former critic Eddie Mullins’s first feature is destined to rank among 2013’s greater cinematic discoveries." Starz Denver Film Festival

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Ernest & Celestine

Mom’s Matinee

Jun 27 to Jun 28
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon

Dir. Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar and Stephan Aubier - 2012 - 80m - MOM'S MATINEE brings back a great one! - France - In English - All Seats $5

OSCAR NOMINATED FOR BEST ANIMATION FEATURE 2014!  Featuring the voices of Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman and Jeffrey Wright!

Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer – and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn't long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities.

Fresh from standing ovations at Cannes and Toronto, Ernest & Celestine joyfully leaps across genres and influences to capture the kinetic, limitless possibilities of animated storytelling. Like a gorgeous watercolor painting brought to life, a constantly shifting pastel color palette bursts and drips across the screen, while wonderful storytelling and brilliant comic timing draw up influences as varied as Buster Keaton, Bug Bunny and the outlaw romanticism of Bonnie and Clyde. Bringing it all together is the on-screen chemistry between the two lead characters – a flowing, tender and playful rapport that will put a smile on your face and make your heart grow.

Based on the classic Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest & Celestine won France's César Award for Best Animated Feature, and has been nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 86th Academy Awards. 

"Extraordinary! To call it one of the most beautiful animated films in recent years is not enough. It is enchanting!" - Le Monde

"A Wonder! From start to end the film overflows with humor,  poetry, music and tenderness." - Le Figaro

"Just about perfect!  Loaded with charm and adventure and without a speck of smarm, this elegantly paced, sometimes dark and frequently funny animated treat should be embraced worldwide." - Screen International

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Human Highway - As Part of a Neil Young double feature!

Jun 30 to Jul 2
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 6:30

Dir. Bernard Shakey and Dean Stockwell - 1982 - 80m - All Seats $8

DOUBLE FEATURED WITH RUST NEVER SLEEPSNEWLY RESTORED & FINALLY RE-RELEASED!

SPECIAL THANKS TO AMP CONCERTS!

Starring Neil Young, Devo, Dennis Hopper, and Russ Tamblyn!  Glowing red flies, an owl, radioactive garbagemen, Booji Boy, a dream sequence, a singing waitress, sausage disputes and more figure into a tale about a group of small-town oddballs in Linear Valley who work at a gas station/diner not far from a nuclear power plant. The one-day adventure is surreal, absurd, slapstick, musical and cryptically ominous.

Now, 32 years after Human Highways' first screening, Bernard Shakey is ready to share it once again!

Welcome to Linear Valley.

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Rust Never Sleep - As Part of a Neil Young double feature!

Jun 30 to Jul 2
Tuesday to Thursday 8:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Neil Young - 1979 - 113m - All Seats $8

DOUBLE FEATURED WITH HUMAN HIGHWAY!  NEWLY RESTORED & FINALLY RE-RELEASED!

SPECIAL THANKS TO AMP CONCERTS!

“Instead of being a straight concert documentary, RUST NEVER SLEEPS calls itself a ‘concert fantasy.’ As he was during last fall’s tour at which this was filmed, Mr. Young is discovered ‘asleep’ on top of one of the loudspeaker banks, which has been disguised as an oversized pirate chest, and ‘wakes up’ to begin the concert.

“The ‘roadies’ who move equipment about have been dressed as ‘roadeyes,’ the little scavengers with brown robes and beady pinpoint eyes from Star Wars. The idea, reinforced by playing tapes of crowd-control announcements from the Woodstock Festival, is to comment on rock’s aging, on the discrepancies between veteran rock performers and their teenage audiences, and on rock’s allegiance to youthful rebellion and innocence…

“Mr. Young is, in the opinion of some of us, the leading creative figure in present-day rock-and-roll, and this film has stirring, even triumphant passages. He writes songs of unsurpassed metaphoric richness with deceptively simple, melodic tunes. He sings with haunting evocativeness and plays guitar with more personality and stark individuality than almost anyone else.

“RUST NEVER SLEEPS offers some of his strongest songs, both new and old, in performances as fine or finer than those on his recent, partly live record album of the same title. The effect here is rougher than the record, less polished with overdubbing; at one point, Mr. Young even mangles the words of one of his own best songs. But the intensity of the singing and the playing of Crazy Horse, Mr. Young’s longtime partners for electric-rock projects, is as moving as rock can offer.” – The New York Times

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