Special Events

The Secret Garden

Mom’s Matinee

Apr 25 to Apr 26
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon

Dir. Fred M. Wilcox - 1949 - 92m - MOM'S MATINEE PRESENTS THE CLASSIC 1949 VERSION! ALL SEATS $5

Enormously popular child actress Margaret O’Brien (Meet Me in St. Louis) touches the heart in this classic adventure of a young orphan sent to live at the dark and foreboding English estate of her widowed uncle and his crippled son, played by fellow child sensation Dean Stockwell. Led by a strong will and a stubborn temperament, Mary Lennox (O’Brien) discovers the existence of a secret garden, the history of which slowly reveals the mystery of her uncle and his son’s embittered lives. Eventually, the beloved garden becomes the only hope for their happiness and restoration from the haunting grip of the past. Produced by Clarence Brown, the film is based on the popular novel by acclaimed children’s author Frances Hodgson Burnett (Little Lord Fauntleroy). A dazzling technical effect aptly derived from The Wizard of Oz brings the secret garden alive in a radiant color sequence, making it, and the film, a magical place you’ll have to experience yourself!

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New Futures School Student Film Festival

May 2
Saturday 2:30pm ONLY!

2015 - 65m - FREE BUT SEATING IS LIMITED!

Martians have landed?  Why is Lenny crying?  Who stole Zuleyma's baby? How is Ray feeling today?  Come to the first annual New Futures School Student Film Festival to find out.  Through a generous grant from the Albuquerque Public Schools Education Foundation, students had the opportunity to collaborate to tell the stories of their choice.  Come and show support for Albuquerque's up and coming film talent.  

Zoey and John attempt to start a family in their large mansion.  Little do they know, a ghost plots relentlessly to steal their first child for her own...

Ben tries to endure another day of high school with his friends, but he didn't count on aliens landing and falling in love when he woke up this morning.

Students create a backstory for Albuquerque's infamous abandoned insane asylum, Lenchworth Village, and hilarity ensues.

Reinaldo Torres and Gerardo Amparan choose to retell John Steinbeck's ageless classic, Of Mice and Men.

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The NeuroFilm Festival

May 3
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

2015 - 100m - $5 Adults / Free for anyone under 16 years of age!

A BRAINHACKERS PRESENTATION IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE MEDIA ARTS COLLABORATIVE CHARTER SCHOOL

The NeuroFilm Festival features short films rooted in brain and behavior science.  The project is a collaboration of the Brain Hackers Association, a program focused on introducing youth to brain science, and the Media Arts Charter School.  Films will explore a variety of topics ranging from curious phenomena to artistic illustrations of principles from brain science.

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Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work of Orson Welles - In Celebration of Orson Welles 100th Birthday!

May 6 to May 8
Wednesday to Friday 4:00, 8:00

Dir. Chuck Workman - 2014 - 95m

A DOUBLE FEATURE WITH WELLES' CLASSIC THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI!

A look at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker.

“Fascinating. A bouquet to cinematic history.” - Variety

“A lively and fresh retelling of the protean artist’s eventful life.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“A lively…energetic, fast-moving portrait. Workman provides a strong visual sense of the world in which Welles lived and worked.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“This valuable documentary is the easiest, and in some cases only, way to appreciate the work of one of the medium's most accomplished artists.” - Film Journal

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The Lady From Shanghai - In Celebration of Orson Welles 100th Birthday!

May 6 to May 8
Wednesday to Friday 6:00pm ONLY!

Dir. Orson Welles - 1948 - 88m

A DOUBLE FEATURE WITH THE NEW DOCUMENTARY MAGICIAN:  THE LIFE AND ASTONISHING WORK OF ORSON WELLES!

A beguiling film noir from Welles, starring a brogue-spouting Welles alongside his ex-wife Rita Hayworth, shown in a newly restored 35mm print. It's a complex, puzzle-within-a-puzzle mystery story with a deceptively simple outline: a seaman, Michael O'Hara (Welles), is hired as a crew member on the yacht of the wealthy Banister (Welles regular Everett Sloane). His beautiful but mysterious wife Elsa (Hayworth) has met O'Hara earlier, when he saved her from a mugging. What ensues is a complicated and bizarre pattern of deception, fraud and murder, with O'Hara finding himself implicated in a murder, despite his innocence. The film is best remembered for its final sequence when the plot comes to a literally smashing climax in the famous "hall of mirrors" sequence, a shootout set amidst walls of shattering glass. Based as it was upon an unremarkable novel, THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI was a perfect example of Welles' talent for making a silk purse from a sow's ear.

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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home - LONG LIVE LEONARD NIMOY!

May 8 to May 9
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Leonard Nimoy - 1986 - 118m - ALL SEATS $8

A BUBONICON 47 SPECIAL EVENT TO PARTIALLY BENEFIT THE ALBUQUERQUE LIBRARY FOUNDATION!  AND Special raffle prizes from BUBONICON 47 & LOBO ANIME AND COMICS.

Special Limited-Edition Poster by Jon Sanchez too for sale!

Admiral James T. Kirk is prepared to take the consequences for rescuing Spock and losing the starship Enterprise, but a new danger has put Earth itself in jeopardy. Kirk and his crew must travel back in time in an old Klingon Bird-of-Prey to right an ancient wrong, in the hopes of saving Earth – and the Federation – from certain doom!

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Mommie Dearest - A Mother's Day Weekend Joan Crawford Special!

May 9 to May 10
Saturday and Sunday 2:45, 8pm

Dir. Frank Perry - 1981 - 129m

AS PART OF OUR JOAN CRAWFORD MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND DOUBLE FEATURE WITH WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?!

BONUS!  THE LOCAL DRAG TROUPE THE DOLLS TO MC THE SUNDAY SCREENINGS WITH POSSIBLY SOME OTHER SURPRISES TOO!

Based on the book about Joan Crawford, one of the great Hollywood actresses of our time, written by her adopted daughter Christina Crawford. Joan decides to adopt children of her own to fill a void in her life. Yet, her problems with alcohol, men, and the pressures of show business get in the way of her personal life, turning her into a mentally abusive wreck seen through the eyes of Christina and her brother Christopher, who unwillingly bore the burden of life that was unseen behind the closed doors of "The Most Beautiful House in Brentwood."  Outrageous and controversial to say the least!

“I don’t think [Mommie Dearest] is campy. I don’t think it’s so bad, it’s good: I think it’s so good, it’s great, except for a few lines that go over-the-top.” - John Waters, director of PINK FLAMINGOES, HAIRSPRAY

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The Strong Man

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

Dir. Frank Capra - 1926 - 74m - An Albuquerque Film Club co-presentation! All seats just $5

After a tour of duty in World War I, Paul, a witless young Belgian, comes to America and seeks out the dedicated pen pal (Priscilla Bonner) whose letters lifted his spirits during the heat of battle. But to Paul, the land of opportunity turns out to be a world of confusion, as his quest for Mary Brown leads him from mishap to comic disaster.  This was Langdon's second and finest film; it's bracingly ambitious in both scope and story, and marked director Frank Capra's feature-film debut. 

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What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? - A Mother's Day Weekend Joan Crawford Special!

May 9 to May 10
Saturday and Sunday 5:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Robert Aldrich - 1962 - 134m - No Matinees

AS PART OF OUR JOAN CRAWFORD MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND DOUBLE FEATURE WITH MOMMIE DEAREST!

BONUS!  THE LOCAL DRAG TROUPE THE DOLLS TO MC THE SUNDAY SCREENINGS WITH POSSIBLY SOME OTHER SURPRISES TOO!

A great psychological thriller, black comedy, and over-the-top camp classic! It features the bizarre (and sole) pairing of two legendary -- and rival -- screen legends in a gothic, macabre, Grand Guignol horror film, directed by Robert Aldrich (known earlier for the great nihilistic film noir Kiss Me Deadly (1955)). The screenplay, by Lukas Heller, was based on Henry Farrell's novel Baby Jane (who also authored the novel Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte). One of the film's posters asked the question: "Sister, sister, oh so fair, why is there blood all over your hair?"

A former child star torments her crippled sister in a decaying Hollywood mansion.  Insanity ensues!

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Truth

May 16
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Michael J. Cramer - 2014 - 96m

A PRC PRODUCTIONS PRESENTATION!

Shot primarily in Silver City, NM - In a response to the days following 9/11, a covert government agency funds a black book project to develop a live virus, Nano-Technology based truth serum.  Veritas PVH 13 is developed, although it produces psychological anomalies in some subjects, overall it's successfully, as it permanently removes a subjects ability to deceive.  Large scale testing on GITMO Detainees in a secure, off the grid research facility initial exceeds all expectation, but this time the virus mutates, indiscriminately killing both prisoners and  researchers alike.

Ten years later a group of college students, lead by their history professor,  while searching the New Mexico mountains, stumble upon the facility and break in... in doing, they open the  door to Pandora's box and unleash a plague that will threaten the very existence of all mankind. 

“A psychological thriller, where the psyche itself is the subject of interest.” ~ Morgan R. Lewis, Morgan on Media

“The moody, atmospheric visual style is both evocative and redolent of classic horror films.” ~ Rodney Twelvetree, Fernby Films, Australia

“[The film’s] use of story, location and overall look and feel make the experience all the more impressive.” ~ Terence Faulkner, The Focused Filmmaker

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Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)

May 19 to May 21
Tuesday to Thursday 6:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Scott Crawford - 2014 - 102m - All Seats $7 - AS PART OF OUR PUNK ROCK MID WEEK !

A NOT LIKE YOU RECORDS & FANZINE / ASTRO ZOMBIES CO-PRESENTATION!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT ASTRO ZOMBIES STARTING MAY 1 !!  ALSO SPECIAL SURPRISE DOORS PRIZES COURTESY OF NOT LIKE YOU RECORDS & FANZINE!

A documentary film that examines the early DIY punk scene in the Nation’s Capital. It was a decade when seminal bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Scream, Void, Faith, Rites of Spring, Marginal Man, Fugazi, and others released their own records and booked their own shows—without major record label constraints or mainstream media scrutiny. Contextually, it was a cultural watershed that predated the alternative music explosion of the 1990s (and the industry’s subsequent implosion). Thirty years later, DC’s original DIY punk spirit serves as a reminder of the hopefulness of youth, the power of community and the strength of conviction.

“…takes a stem-to-stern look at the evolution of the punk scene in our nation’s capitol” –Rolling Stone

“A sharp exploration into what made D.C. punk tick, and how it continues to inspire.” –MTV News

“…provides a solid, borderline exhaustive survey of the Washington, D.C., hardcore punk scene of the 1980s — possibly the nation’s most influential such milieu” –Variety

“Looks to be making a late bid to be the year’s best music doc.” –The Guardian UK

Time Out Magazine’s list of “10 Nonfiction Knockouts” to see at this year’s DOC NYC Film Festival.

“Fascinating insight into the influential Washington DC hardcore punk scene.” –TeamRock

Washingtonian Magazine declared the film “a must-see.”

“Salad Days is a sweat-drenched, scream-sung ode to D.I.Y empowerment…” –Mass Appeal

NME named it one of “12 Music Documentaries To Get Excited About In 2015.”

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Crafting A Nation

May 24
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Thomas Kolicko - 2013 - 96m - Director & Producer in Person! 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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Es el Chapo

Jun 6
Saturday 1pm ONLY

Dir. Charlie Minn - 2014 - 82m - No Matinees

On February 22, 2014, Mexican marines arrested Chapo Guzman in Mazatlan, MX... But did they?

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman led the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel and supposedly was linked to thousands of deaths before his arrest in February. This new documentary film speculates that Guzman would not have surrendered so easily — without the security blanket of hundreds of armed guards or without any kind of a fight when cornered. Perhaps the Mexican authorities either apprehended an imposteor negotiated Guzman’s surrender?

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Nightmare in Las Cruces Part 2

Jun 7
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Charlie Minn - 2015 - 80m - No Matinees

A newly finished & updated documentary marking the 25 year memorial on the unsolved tragic mass murders 

On February 10, 1990 two cowards walked into the Las Cruces Bowl and changed the lives of many people. Seven people inside the bowling alley were forced at gunpoint to the floor and told to put their heads down. After stealing thousands of dollars from the safe, the killers shot all seven multiple times at close range, execution-style. The shooters then started a fire on the desk and fled. Dead at the scene were Amy Houser, Steven Teran, and his step-daughter Paula. Steven's daughter Valerie died 45 minutes later at the hospital. Incredibly, Melissia Repass, Stephanie C. Senac, and Ida Holguin survived the brutal attack. Repass, just twelve at the time, made the heroic 911 call despite being shot in the head, which saved three lives.  Four out of the seven shot were children, including a two and six year old. For almost twenty years, the two remaining survivors (Senac died in 1999), family members, and friends have had to live with this unspeakable event. The case is unsolved after twenty years and the Las Cruces Police Dept., the FBI, and Crimestoppers plead for your help.

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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 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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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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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!

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!

“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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