Special Events

The Curse of the Dragon Sword

Jan 19
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jason Phelps - 2017 - 90m - $5 ADVANCE ONLINE / $10 AT THE DOOR

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Two brand new characters, a father and daughter duo, go on a journey to reforge the broken Dragon Sword in an attempt to destroy a powerful evil. Along the way they encounter the Blacksmith who originally created the sword. He sends them out the recover the necessary elements he needs to put the sword back together, but warns them that the elements are guarded by fearsome spirits of Kung Fu masters who they must defeat in order to acquire the parts they seek.

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Blood Country

Jan 20
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Travis Mills - 2017 - 90m approx. - $5 ADVANCE ONLINE TICKETS / $10 AT THE DOOR

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Set in Mississippi, based on a true events from the story written by Robert E. Jones, "The Outlaw, the Sheriff and The Governor". The film tells the story of Joe Loftin: a man accused of killing his brother, he becomes an outlaw and the honorable sheriff Dan Lee has to track him down. 

The film features actors Chris Bosarge, Cotton Yancey, Jeremy London, Marlene Cupit, Heather Fusari, Nicholas Roylance, Kevin McGrath, Michael LaCour, Aspen Kennedy Wilson, Markeith Coleman, Creek Wilson, Matthew Horton, Britton Webb, Matt Story, Dawn Streeck and many more. 

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Mystery in Morocco - Live Performances plus meet & greet!

Jan 20
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Ranee Lovato & others! - 2017 - 75m approx - ALL SEATS $10

A REINA RAKS PRODUCTION!

Come meet the cast for the upcoming 2019 production of Mystery in Morocco, an original tale by Ranee A Lovato. Performances by top choreographers Sadie Adair, Lauren Martínez-Burr, Eric Salazar, Kristine Domino, Sara Dances, Dani Gutierrez Eric Koenig and more! Dance workshops and more information will be available for those wishing to audition for the 2019 full production.

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Look & See: A Cinematic Portrait of Wendell Berry, Farmer & Activist

Jan 23
Tuesday 6pm, 8:15 ONLY!

Dir. Laura Dunn - 2017 - 82m - All Seats Just $5 - Special discussion after the screening!

LOOK & SEE revolves around the divergent stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky who each face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the land and their community.

In 1965, Wendell Berry returned home to Henry County, where he bought a small farm house and began a life of farming, writing and teaching.  This lifelong relationship with the land and community would come to form the core of his prolific writings. A half century later Henry County, like many rural communities across America, has become a place of quiet ideological struggle. In the span of a generation, the agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies and rootedness to place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion and debt - all of which have frayed the fabric of rural communities. Writing from a long wooden desk beneath a forty-paned window, Berry has watched this struggle unfold, becoming one of its most passionate and eloquent voices in defense of agrarian life.

Filmed across four seasons in the farming cycle, LOOK & SEE blends observational scenes of farming life, interviews with farmers and community members with evocative, carefully framed shots of the surrounding landscape.  Thus, in the spirit of Berry’s agrarian philosophy, Henry County itself will emerge as a character in the film - a place and a landscape that is deeply interdependent with the people that inhabit it. 

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WONDER GIRLS: CHANGING OUR WORLD book signing & slide show!

Jan 24
Wednesday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Creativity for Peace - 2017 - 75m approx - All Seats $10 for this special event!

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2018 is shaping up to be the "Year of the Girl.” As each news headline trumpets an unstable atmosphere for countries the world over, girls are leading the way in education, environmental action, and social justice.

CREATIVITY FOR PEACE, a Santa Fe-based nonprofit, celebrates the stabilizing role that young women play in our communities with the upcoming exhibition of photographs, January 24-31, 2018, from the just-released book, "WONDER GIRLS, Changing Our World" by Paola Gianturco and Alex Sangster.

Gianturco and Sangster's book journey began with a pivotal chapter about the work of CREATIVITY FOR PEACE with teen girls from Israel and Palestine developing skills in peacemaking and a passion for "the other’s experience" in war-torn communities. 

Author/photographer Paola Gianturco joins us in Albuquerque with a slide/talk and book signing. Proceeds benefit the work of CREATIVITY FOR PEACE.

*ADDITIONAL EXHIBITS & SHOWS – Exhibit of photos, January 24-31, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe. Slide/talk and booksigning in Santa Fe, January 25 at 7pm, CCA, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, tickets $15. VIP tickets (including a signed book and pre-reception) are $125.

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Behind the Lens - A Humans of NM documentary series

Jan 28
Sunday 1pm Only!

Dir. Daniel Sonnis and Chris Aguirre - 2017 - 60m approx. - Donations greatly appreciated

FIRST DOCUMENTARY SPONSORED BY SOUTHWEST HISPANIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE, SECOND DOCUMENTARY PRODUCED BY HUMANO PRODUCTIONS

The Humans of New Mexico project s a community-wide effort to capture the complex issues that affect our communities and offer a platform to voice everyday practices of resistance to societal pressures. "Behinds the Lens" is a two-part documentary that offers a unique behind the scenes look at the Humans of New Mexico project. The two-part documentary follows the journey of Humans of New Mexico collective members across the state to capture diverse poignant stories. 

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Dan Savage's HUMP! FILM FESTIVAL 2018 !!

Feb 2 to Feb 3
Friday and Saturday 7pm, 9pm

Dir. various - 2018 - 90m approx - MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER - ALL SEATS $18

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE!

The 13th annual festival is currently on tour. The festival opened in Seattle and Portland in Nov 2017, and will travel to over 35 cities across the US and Canada during 2018.

FOR A FULL LINE UP WITH DESCRIPTIONS & TITLES, CLICK HERE AND SCROLL DOWN!

About HUMP!

The HUMP! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of porn since 2005. The festival features short dirty movies—each less than five minutes—all created by people who aren’t porn stars but want to be one for a weekend. The filmmakers and stars show us what they think is hot and sexy, creative and kinky, their ultimate turn-ons and their craziest fantasies. Our carefully curated program is a cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes—all united by a shared spirit of sex-positivity. HUMP! is a celebration of creative sexual expression. You will see films at HUMP! that shock you. You will see films at HUMP! that make you laugh. And you will see films at HUMP! that turn you on. You will also be touched by the sincerity and vulnerability with which these films are lovingly made. HUMP!’s main mission is to change the way America sees—and makes and shares—porn.

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To The Ends Of The Earth

Feb 4
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. David Lavallee - 2016 - 82m

FOOD & WATER WATCH SPECIAL PRESENTATION!

This documentary follows concerned citizens living at the frontiers of extreme oil and gas extraction, bearing witness to a global crossroads. They call for human ingenuity to rebuild society at the end of the fossil fuel era.

The people we meet are uniquely positioned to watch this global crossroads unfold. For example, the mayor of an Inuit village in Canada’s high Arctic who is concerned that seismic testing for oil in the ocean is blowing up the eardrums of the animals that the Inuit hunt to survive. Or the environmental lawyer who goes on a journey to areas that produce energy for the tar sands of Alberta — he learns of the massive inputs of energy that have to be put into this resource — and the reasons why the second largest oil project in the world is economically unsustainable. Or the river conservationist in Utah who fights to protect the Colorado River from oil shale projects that would disturb its headwaters.

"To the Ends of the Earth" brings forward the voices of those who not only denounce the rise of extreme energy, but also envision the new world that is taking shape in its stead: a future beyond the resource pyramid, a post-growth economy.

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Film-Photo-Art PAPA 2018 Senior Showcase

Feb 9
Friday 6pm, 7:30 only!

Dir. various students - 2018 - 60m approx - $10 general / $5 students, staff, seniors & military

Public Academy for Performing Arts (PAPA) presents the work of the 2018 PAPA Film, Photography and Art Seniors.  Seating is limited-tickets on sale by clicking here!

PAPA Visual Artists will be sharing semester long projects showcasing their 2D works in graphite, charcoal, scratch board, chalk pastels, ink, mixed media, and gouache. Find out the big idea behind their work and their goals as artists. 

PAPA Film and Media presents the latest creations from PAPA Senior Filmmakers and Photographers. Q&A after the screening.

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The Lady Vanishes

Feb 10 to Feb 11
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Alfred Hitchcock - 1938 - 96m - UK - All Seats $5

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-PRESENTATION!

In Alfred Hitchcock’s most quick-witted and devilish comic thriller, the beautiful Margaret Lockwood, traveling across Europe by train, meets a charming spinster (Dame May Whitty), who then seems to disappear into thin air. The younger woman turns investigator and finds herself drawn into a complex web of mystery and high adventure. Also starring Michael Redgrave, The Lady Vanishes remains one of the great filmmaker’s purest delights.

“Exhibits Director Alfred Hitchcock, England's portly master of melodrama, at the top of his form.” - TIME Magazine

“This is vintage Hitchcock, with the pacing and superb editing that marked not only his 30s style but eventually every film that had any aspirations whatever to achieving suspense and rhythm.” - Don Druker, Chicago Reader

“It's the greatest-ever comedy-thriller, the greatest film set on a train, a faultlessly cast mirror held up to the nation in the year of Munich.” - Philip French, Observer (UK)

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Rocky Horror Picture Show - ADVANCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE!!

Feb 16 to Feb 17
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Jim Sharman - 1975 - 100m - Tickets are $25 ($15 for your ticket, $5 for a prop bag)

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Another chance to re-live a classic for your VALENTINE'S DAY!  PRIDE & EQUALITY MAGAZINE presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show for its fifth year. A full cast and props will be provided to make your Rocky experience something truly amazing. Costumes are always encouraged and make sure you yell out as audience participation is always encouraged.

It's the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet (Susan Sarandon) encounter a problem when their car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry) a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the 'Time Warp', Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy.

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Some Kind of Wonderful - an 80s classic on 35mm Film !

Feb 19
Monday 3:30, 6:00, 8:30

Dir. Howard Deutch - 1987 - 93m

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 ALONG WITH JAMES HUGHES (JOHN'S SON !) TO PRESENT THE EVENING SCREENINGS!

FROM THE WRITER/DIRECTOR TEAM OF PRETTY IN PINK!

A young tomboy, Watts (an excellent Mary Stuart Masterson), finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith (Eric Stoltz), run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school, Amanda, (Lea Thompson). Unfortunately, the girl's old boyfriend, Hardy (Craig Scheffer), who is from the rich section of town, is unable to let go of her, and plans to get back at Keith.

“The best of all 80s teen movies.” - David Cornelius, eFilmCritic.com

ABOUT KEVIN SMOKLER:  the author of the essay collection Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books you Haven't Touched Since High School (2013), which the Atlantic Wire called “truly enjoyable,” and the editor of Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times, A San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book of 2005. His work has appeared in the LA Times, Fast Company, BuzzFeed, Vulture, the San Francisco Chronicle, Publishers Weekly, and on NPR. In 2013, he was BookRiot's first ever Writer-in-Residence.

He can be found on twitter at @weegee. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, cat, and most of MTV's first year on vinyl.

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Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase!

Feb 22
Thursday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Various - 2017 - 120m approx - No Matinees - in English and Spanish with English subtitles when necessary

A 516 ARTS CO-PRESENTATION!  For film trailers and synopses, please click here!

An exhibition celebrating female filmmakers from the El Paso-Juarez U.S.-Mexico border region!

Now a collective, the six founding members of Femme Frontera have evolved the Showcase to include women filmmakers from all over the world who challenge stereotypes and false perspectives about women, gender roles, people of color, and the LGBT community. Whether they are real or imaginary, physical or intangible, boundaries divide and disquiet in Femme Frontera, a ravishingly well-told, deeply felt series of narrative and documentary shorts from Latina filmmakers living along the US-México border. Resisting stereotypical, hyper masculine depictions of the Latina experience that so often reduce characters of color to the status of flimsy cardboard cutouts, the directors of Femme Frontera prioritize feeling and style ahead of plot, cultivating tactile emotional realities onscreen that address–in part–the illogic behind man-made walls. Femme Frontera, a female film collective, continues to advocate for women's voices through its annual Showcase, media education workshops and community outreach.

Femme Frontera is Angie Reza Tures, Ilana Lapid, Iliana Sosa, Jazmin Harvey, Jennifer Lucero, and Laura Theresa Bustillos Jáquez.

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Evil Cyborg Sea Monsters!

Mar 2
Friday 8:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Mike Capozzola - NOW! - 90m approx - All Seats just $10 for this special event!

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Comedian & cartoonist Mike Capozzola's multimedia comedy show about superheroes, action movies, sci-fi, monsters and secret agents. If you're a fan of Stark Trek, Star Wars, James Bond, Batman, Spiderman, Game of Thrones and time travel: teleport, fly, or beam down to this show! These things are irreverently celebrated and dissected by a pro. Mike's done the show at various theatres, comic cons, museums, comedy clubs & comedy festivals in the U.S. and the U.K.

Mike Capozzola is a London based Stand Up Comedian & published cartoonist (MAD Magazine, Ted Talks, WIRED, Best of McSweeney's).

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