Special Events

21st Century Stone Age - a fundraiser for the tv series!

Dec 15
Saturday - 1pm only!

Dir. Kirk Loy - 2018 - 75m approx - All Seats $10

Includes Q & A with the host plus live music & Door prizes from Mama's Minerals!

The second episode in a planned series that tells a fascinating story of human ingenuity and the rocks that we transform into civilization - with host geologist (and Guild patron!) Steve Maynard.  It's the intimate relationship between humans and their rock world!

Since the beginning of human existence we have been converting rocks into the tools and materials we need to live.  Simple modifications have evolved into complex technologies. Today virtually everything man-made comes from the rock of earth.  

21st Century Stone Age host geologist Steve Maynard leads the viewer on a journey of adventure and discovery.  Each episode is a fascinating story of human ingenuity and the rocks that we transform into civilization.                     

Dimension Stone - Steve Maynard takes us to another dimension of the 21st Century Stone Age:  The Story of Dimension Stone. We’ll visit a quarry from which rock is extracted and examine its geologic origins.  We’ll look at polished stone and its uses in construction, the modern processes of fabrication and their roots in ancient techniques.

**21st Century Stone Age LLC. is a non-profit Albuquerque-based production company. New Mexico Community Foundation (NMCF) serves as Fiscal Sponsor and provides complete financial management of the 21st Century Stone Age production funding.

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High Desert Screening

Dec 16
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. various - 2018 - 140m approx. - Only $5 cash / $8 for credit card purchase

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

High Desert Screening is a collaboration of aspiring New Mexico Film Makers working together to bring a showcase to share their projects for one and other and the public to entertain, educate, and inspire New Mexico's unique theatrical and visual arts scene.

The following films from a diverse group of creators, spanning the genres of retro sci fi, dramatic, suspenseful, comedy and music videos.

Presented by Carmen Dahlman

OPENING:  GITANO Euro-Latino music (10:00)

TRAILERS

Midnight Shanghai (0:51) Directed by Ricky Lee - Wu Chen is on the run from the Chinese railroad work camp. Ela and Gopan friend with Wu Chen brother. Try to save her before the sheriff finds her. The sheriff and Ela share a deep and dark past.

Close your eyes (1:14) Directed by Diana Ippolito - Tells the story of Virginia, a free-spirited photographer, who is fiercely attacked by flock of birds while taking photographs in the woods. Terrified and bloodied, she finds refuge in a secluded cabin owned by Ed, a Native American. His puzzlement and concern is amplified when two hikers, Sarah and Annabel, also seek shelter at the cottage. As the avian onslaught mercilessly continues, the group experiences mounting dread. Are the mysterious heartbeats that begin to torment the quartet a result of the unrelenting anxiety of the bird attacks, or a sign of group madness?

Runaway (1:38) Directed by Anton Kozikowski - Based on the surge in artificial intelligence in the business arena. Runaway explores the idea of a cyborg companion robot designed for personal services who thinks is human.

BIOGRAPHY

Victoria Martinez (3:45) Directed and produced by Anton Kozikowski

MUSIC VIDEOS

Dulce Recuerdo (3:32) Directed by Carmen Dahlman - Multi-Award  winner, singer songwriter and artist Micky Cruz is an international star who has performed extensively throughout the U.S., Mexico and Latin America.

When the sun goes down (3:02) Directed by Anton Kozikowski

Nina (1:52) Directed by Paul J. Lucero - Nina's mother was regarded as the best fighter in the world, holding 16 titles defenses at three different weight classes. However, after her mother is involved in a car crash, Nina runs away from home with her brother, Benjamin. Now broke, homeless and lonely, they struggle to make a living in ABQ. Everything goes wrong, until an old friend Omar, stumbles upon them. Omar quickly realizes Nina can be the greatest fighter , but Nina has to see it in herself first.

MUSIC (20:00) Inter-medium

Miss Chrissy B  (10:00)

Chelsea Kibbee (10:00)

MOVIES

Dinner Guest  (11:37) Directed by Ashley Serrao - Scarlet, a struggling single mom, gets a terrifying visit from a young addict while home alone.

Today (t.b.a.)  Directed by Rebekah Wiggins - A woman learns the meaning of unconditional love by ending her own mother's life.

SIGH (8:35) Directed and produced by Carmen Dahlman

“Relative Strangers – a link that can't be broken”. Two strangers at odds evolve their conflict into a friendship to be tested by trial and tragedy.

Matter of Black  (6:54) Directed by Robert Dugan - Here is a journey of two men coming to a conclusion together, by discussing their personal experiences. In the poem, these men have the power of their words. The film is carried by, and depicts their road-trip back to their city through that same power.

The Keeper (6:34) Directed and produced by Carmen Dahlman - Alice loves to collect things, but her latest acquisition is more than what she bargained for.

Shotgun (16:13) Directed by Colin A Borden - On the night of the biggest show of their life, a struggling jazz band accidentally kills the venue owner and must do whatever it takes to play the gig before they get caught.

Mrs Murphy's Confession (26:00) - Unable to connect with her distant husband and eight grown children, Marjorie Murphy tries helping out at Church. She is given responsibility to prepare a group of teen drop-outs for confirmation. Instead, a confrontation over morality presses Mrs. Murphy to articulate convictions she didn't know she had. This leads to a crisis of faith, and a shamefully exhilarating private moment. A playful and distinctive short film that portrays an awkward journey, and raises taboo questions with no thought of delicacy.

PANEL (10:00)

Founder: Carmen Dahlman

editor and Master of Ceremony : Josh Relic

Tech support: Joe Lonesome

Photographer: Carol Skipwith

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Prospect

Dec 21 to Dec 22
Friday and Saturday 11pm ONLY!

Dir. Zeek Earl and Christopher Caldwell - 2018 - 100m - No Matinees

The SXSW-winning space-western!  BONUS:  Door prizes by BUBONICON 51 opening night!

A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father's greed-addled judgment, the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape.

“The defiantly lo-fi "Prospect" is a smartly entertaining throwback that doesn't need a Marvel movie's worth of CGI to make its point.” - Cary Darling, Houston Chronicle

“The film balances genre thrills with a detailed depiction of prospecting on an alien world, created via a mix of practical locations (shot in a damp Northwestern forest) and some psychedelic digital backdrops.” - Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

“It's rare to see a sci-fi movie that genuinely has a true grit to it.” - Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com

“It is a visually dazzling and thrilling adventure of a movie, and one which could be just the beginnings of an elusive career for its directors Christopher Caldwell and Zeek Earl.” - David Fontana, Film Inquiry

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GUILD CINEMA'S ANNUAL MOVIE POSTER AUCTION SALE!!

Dec 22
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 8 years ago!  And a lot of it will go real cheap, like a dollar or two!  

To mention but a few -  STUDIO 54, GRACE JONES:  BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI, RODIN, THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN:  JOHN LYDON DOC, MARY SHELLEY, KUSAMA:  INFINITY, MINDGAME, EL ANGEL, MUSEO, MADELINE'S MADELINE, PICK OF THE LITTER, LET THE CORPSES TAN, BOOM FOR REAL:  JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT plus so much more!

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

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Roll With Me

Dec 23
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Lisa France - 2018 - 90m - No Matinees

“I roll to inspire people to live up to their potential, to show them they can do anything they set their mind to.” - Gabriel Cordell

Set amidst 3,100 miles of open road and small towns across America, ROLL WITH ME chronicles recovering addict and paraplegic Gabriel Cordell’s momentous journey to become the first person to navigate an unmodified wheelchair across America.  **Lisa and Gabriel actually rolled through Albuquerque, NM on this landmark journey!**  Meaningful and motivating, France’s ROLL WITH ME shares intimate narratives of PTSD, homelessness, family estrangement and sobriety struggles. Commencing as a challenge to push an unmodified wheelchair from California to Gabriel's hometown of West Hempstead, New York. Cordell’s exploration of endurance seeks to establish our common humanity.

Directed by former professional basketball player and stuntwoman turned award winning filmmaker Lisa France (ANNE B. REAL), the documentary bands together a crew of unlikely co-conspirators, each battling their own issues with addiction, PTSD and life. France amazingly captures the triumphs and Cordell's warrior spirit on the expedition while riding a bike on this world record breaking journey. 

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The Big Gundown - OUR SPAGHETTI WESTERN SERIES GALLOPS ON!

Dec 29 to Dec 30
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Sergio Sollima - 1966 - 110m - Italy - In Italian with English subtitles - No Matinees

One of Quentin Tarantino's favorite westerns , it's Sergio Sollima's widescreen epic!  The legendary Lee Van Cleef stars as a relentless bounty hunter on the trail of Cuchillo (Euro-film superstar Tomas Milian), a savage Mexican outlaw accused of the rape and murder of a twelve-year-old girl. Written by ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST screenwriter Sergio Donati, THE BIG GUNDOWN features an incredible soundtrack by Ennio Morricone.

“The best non-Sergio Leone spaghetti western ... boasting stylish widescreen photography and a great Ennio Morricone score.” - Leonard Maltin 

“It's a wonderful film, rich with style and loaded with surprises, with a fluid storytelling touch that brings substance to a genre that's often concerned solely with appearance.” - Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com

“A fun and exciting Western thriller…” - Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed

“The U.S. premiere of this surprisingly thoughtful 1960s spaghetti western gives an opportunity to reflect on the genre.” - Eric Monder, Film Journal International

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A Day At The Races - A HAPPY NEW YEARS MARX BROS. DOUBLE FEATURE!

Dec 31 to Jan 1
Monday and Tuesday 1pm, 5:45

Dir. Sam Wood - 1937 - 111m - No Matinees

DOUBLE FEATURED (2 MOVIES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!) WITH "A NIGHT AT THE OPERA" AS PART OF OUR MARX BROTHERS NEW YEARS CELEBRATION!

BONUS!  ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB FRANK CULLEN TO INTRODUCE THE 1PM SCREENING ON NEW YEAR'S DAY!

The Marx Brothers at their commercial and popular peak, working with a top Hollywood director (Sam Wood of The Pride of the Yankees), supported with a healthy screen budget paying for such extras as a blue-tinted ballet sequence, love songs from crooner Allan Jones, and decorative sets!  But the brothers are also at the top of their game in terms of their own comic material and timing. The story finds Groucho, Chico, and Harpo helping out at a sanatorium, where their longtime foil in the movies, Margaret Dumont, is the leading patient. The film has some of the trio's funniest and most memorable bits and a dazzling horserace at the climax.

“It places the Marx Brothers clearly among the few fine comedians of our day.”  - Mark Van Doren, The Nation

“Vintage Groucho, Harpo and Chico.” - Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online

“A classic Marx Brothers comedy, often argued as one of their three or four best works.” - Tim Dirks, Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

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A Night At The Opera - A HAPPY NEW YEARS MARX BROS. DOUBLE FEATURE!

Dec 31 to Jan 1
Monday and Tuesday 3:30, 8:15

Dir. Sam Wood - 1935 - 96m - No Matinees

DOUBLE FEATURED (2 MOVIES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!) WITH "A DAY AT THE RACES" AS PART OF OUR MARX BROTHERS NEW YEARS CELEBRATION!

BONUS!  ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB FRANK CULLEN TO INTRODUCE THE 3:30PM SCREENING ON NEW YEAR'S DAY!

Absolutely one of the most hilarious movies ever made, this classic farce featuring the outrageous genius of the Marx Brothers is a chance to see some of their best bits woven together seamlessly in a story of high society, matchmaking, and chaos. In order to bring two young lovers together, brothers Groucho, Chico, and Harpo must sabotage an opera performance even as they try to pass themselves off as stuffed shirts. Featuring the classic sequence where Groucho piles as many people as possible into a ship's stateroom, A Night at the Opera is a deliciously zany romp worth watching again and again! 

“The loudest and funniest screen comedy of the Winter season.” - Andre Sennwald, New York Times

“It is exciting and perfect; a sign that they have at last learned how to use every resource which Hollywood can offer them; and the simplest reason I can find for calling them funny beyond the power of words to spoil the fun.” -  Doren, The Nation

“Marx Brothers masterpiece is still hilarious.” - Nell Minow, Common Sense Media

“Classic, classy Marxist mayhem.” - Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Generation Wealth

Jan 5
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Lauren Greenfield - 2018 - 106m - No Matinees

AS PART OF 516 ARTS' CURRENCY:  WHAT DO YOU VALUE EXHIBITION SERIES!

Lauren Greenfield’s postcard from the edge of the American Empire captures a portrait of a materialistic, workaholic, image-obsessed culture.  Simultaneously autobiographical and historical essay, the film bears witness to the global boom-bust economy, the corrupted American Dream, and the personal costs of late stage capitalism, narcissism, and greed.  

“‘Queen of Versailles’ director Lauren Greenfield offers more tough truths about society’s obsession with money.” - TIME OUT

“Lauren Greenfield is all-round wonder woman … GENERATION WEALTH (is) one of The Best Kick-Ass, Female-Led Films To Watch This Year” - ELLE Magazine

“5/5 Stars – one of the most vulgar, sickening and deeply thought-provoking films you’ll see all year.” - Miro Magazine

“Precise, eye-opening, and absolutely chilling!” - INDIEWIRE

“A Blistering Takedown of Greedy Kardashian Culture” - Daily Beast

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The House That Jack Built - Lars von Trier's controversial serial killer movie!

Jan 5
Saturday 10:30 ONLY!

Dir. Lars von Trier - 2018 - 151m - No Matinees

ALSO PLAYING FRIDAY JANUARY 18 AT 4pm & 7pm!

STARRING Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman, Bruno Ganz, Riley Keough, Sofie Grabol

1970s USA. We follow the highly intelligent Jack through 5 incidents and are introduced to the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view. He views each murder as an artwork in itself, even though his dysfunction gives him problems in the outside world. Despite the fact that the final and inevitable police intervention is drawing ever near (which both provokes and puts pressure on Jack) he is – contrary to all logic – set on taking greater and greater chances. Along the way we experience Jack’s descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge – a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and in-depth explanations of, for Jack, dangerous and difficult maneuvers. The film had its world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

“Not just a deliciously gory film, it may also be Lars von Trier's funniest film to date.” - Rafael Motamayor, Bloody Disgusting

“Depraved, troubling but always compelling with a career best performance by star Matt Dillon.” - Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium

“I laughed out loud at regular intervals...it was fascinating on screen.” - Lisa Nesselson, France24

“There's no question he (Matt Dillon) delivers an impactful movie monster, with darting eyes and a toothy smile that makes Jack at once seem empathetic and bonkers.” - Eric Kohn, indieWire

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The Last Animals

Jan 6
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Kate Brooks - 2017 - 92m - FREE BUT SEATING IS LIMITED

A DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE SPECIAL PRESENTATION!

Conflict photographer Kate Brooks turns her lens from the war zones she is used to covering to a new kind of genocide- the killing of African elephants and rhinos - in this sweeping and sobering expose of an underreported crisis. As the single -digit population of Northern White Rhinoceros ticks closer to zero, Brooks outlines the myriad factors contributing to the current epidemic of highly effective poaching and trafficking syndicates, drawing startling connections between the illegal wildlife trade and international terrorism and border security. But all is not yet lost- at the same time, Brooks documents the heroic efforts of conservationists, park rangers, and scientists to protect these animals on the verge of extinction in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. The result is a potent plea for worldwide attention and action to combat the permanent loss of these majestic creatures.

NOTE:  Following the screening, Sen. Mimi Stewart and Defenders of Wildlife will be discussing efforts at the New Mexico legislature to provide additional protections for imperiled species like elephants and rhinoceros and how you can do your part to help New Mexico stand up for these iconic animals.

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