My Man Godfrey
Oct 3 to Oct 4
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!
Dir. Gregory La Cava - 1936 - 96m - ALL SEATS JUST $5
AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-SPONSORED EVENT! TO BE SHOWN ON ACTUAL CELLULOID, THANK YOU AUNTIE JO'!
A 100% CRITICS RATING ON ROTTEN TOMATOES!
A landmark screwball comedy from Hollywood's golden age, My Man Godfrey follows the madcap antics of a ditzy debutante (Carole Lombard) who stumbles upon a "forgotten man" (William Powell) at the city dump. Determined to help Godfrey out, she offers him work in her household and he soon becomes the perfect butler for her eccentric family. As the family's antics grow increasingly more absurd, it is only a matter of time before Godfrey's secret past is revealed. Featuring brilliant comedic performances by Carole Lombard and William Powell along with Mischa Auer and Alice Brady, this timeless comedy classic was the first film ever to receive Academy Award nominations in all four acting categories.
"My Man Godfrey emerges with that evasive quality that is not skillful playing, writing or direction, but something that mysteriously adds itself to these things, and makes a tip-top picture." - TIME Magazine
"[A] screwball masterpiece." - Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, Village Voice
"God, but this film is beautiful." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Gregory La Cava's improvisational style received its highest critical acclaim for this 1936 film, a marginally Marxist exercise in class confusion during the Depression." - Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
" William Powell and Carole Lombard are pleasantly teamed in this splendidly produced comedy." - Variety
"The film has lost some of its allure over the years, but it's still streets and streets ahead of the addled whimsy favoured by latter-day Hollywood." - Time Out
The 13th Annual Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Oct 9 to Oct 18
Friday to the following Sunday
2015 - A Closet Cinema Production! CASH OR CHECK ONLY! NO CREDIT CARDS!
ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT SELF SERVE TOYS!
TICKET ADMISSION - $10 General Admission / $8 SWGLFF members / $35 four movie punch card / $65 eight movie punch card / $100 full movie festival pass for all screenings. For more info click here.
The only event of its kind in New Mexico! Since its founding in 2003 and celebrating its 13th solid year, SWGLFF has presented more than 400 films and has grown to be one of the state's largest festivals, highlighting a rich diversity of gay, lesbian and transgender culture.
CLOSET CINEMA is an Albuquerque based nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing queer cinema in an attempt to highlight the richness of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience. They serve our diverse communities by producing the Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and other events.
CHECK BACK HERE SOON FOR MORE DETAILS OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE!
Digging For Fire - SPECIAL LIMITED ENGAGEMENT!
Oct 13 to Oct 15
Tuesday to Thursday 4:15pm ONLY!
Dir. Joe Swanberg - 2015 - 84m - No Matinees
Starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Jake Johnson, Orlando Bloom Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell and Mike Birbiglia!
Young married couple Tim and Lee have planted the seeds of a family in their East L.A. duplex. Three years after the birth of their son, they’re still adjusting to the joy and pain of life with kid, navigating potty talk at the dinner table, disagreeing over preschools, and putting off doing their taxes. For a change of pace, they decide to house-sit for one of Lee’s Westside yoga clients. Once there, Tim discovers something suspicious in the yard that gets the wheels in his head turning, and Lee, worried that he will become obsessed with digging deeper, decides to drop their toddler off with her mother for a much-needed night out on the town. Sans-wife, Tim invites his buddies over, and a “boys-will-be-boys” scenario ensues, full of drinking, awkward joint-passing, and perhaps getting a bit too close to a girl who isn’t the mother of his child.
Under Swanberg’s direction, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jake Johnson deliver dead-on portrayals of parents on the verge of a nervous breakdown that will ring true to anyone who has ever juggled parenthood with keeping a marriage exciting.
"Its cumulative impact is entrancing. Few films about a marital rift make so much of what seems so little." - John Hartl, Seattle Times
"A pleasant escape - an attractively shot, gracefully edited and, finally, emotionally satisfying mystery about the nature of marriage itself." - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
200 Motels - Frank Zappa's cult classic in the spirit of the NATIONAL LAMPOON documentary!
Oct 19 to Oct 21
Monday to Wednesday 5:30, 9:45
Dir. Frank Zappa - 1971 - 98m
Outrageous, psychedelic precursor to modern rock videos -- legendary avant rock musician Frank Zappa's hilarious response to the burning question of what to do with road-wrecked musicians. Should they rip off the motel's towels and ashtrays or merely quit the group? Dare they rebel against the tyranny of the merciless Zappa? Surreal to say the very least!
The Mothers of Invention make up the cast, notably Jimmy Carl Black, who repeatedly remarks how he just wants to quit the band and go play real music, have a beer, and get laid. The character of Jeff, played by Martin Lickert, was written for bassist Jeff Simmons, who actually did quit the band just prior to shooting. Other cast members include real-life groupies appearing in some bizarre nudity sequences, along with the Who's drummer Keith Moon as the Hot Nun who overdoses on drugs. Ringo Starr appears as Larry the Dwarf and lends some humorous narration. Performances include the songs "Lonesome Cowboy Burt," "Magic Fingers," and "Strictly Genteel."
"The film is a marvelous whirl of color and visual effects, with some fine animation and Zappa's delicious wit present throughout the entire production." - TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It assaults the mind with everything on hand." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The incidents are often outrageously irreverent. The comedy is fast and furious, both sophisticated and sophomoric." - Variety
"Zappa's most ambitious compositions (performed by the London Philharmonic) share screen time with nostalgic freak humor." - Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
Animal House - in celebration of the NATIONAL LAMPOON documentary!
Oct 23 to Oct 25
Friday to Sunday 5:30pm ONLY!
Dir. John Landis - 1978 - 109m - No Matinees
One of the most popular movie comedies of all time is also the film that made John Belushi a star. This raunchy, screwball comedy directed with madcap zest by John Landis offers a relentless spoof of 1960s college life by following the hilarious adventures of the Delta fraternity. In addition to Belushi as Bluto Blutarsky, the outstanding cast includes Tim Matheson, Tom Hulce, Stephen "Flounder" Furst, Karen Allen, Donald Sutherland, Peter Riegert, and Kevin Bacon, along with Otis Day and the Knights with their show-stopping performance of "Shout."
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Oct 23 to Oct 24
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm only!
Dir. Jim Sharman - 1975 - 100m - Tickets are $20, ($15 for your ticket, $5 for a prop bag)
ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ONLINE, CLICK HERE.
Another chance to re-live a classic! 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.
Oct 24 to Oct 25
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon ONLY!
Dir. Tim Burton - 1988 - 92m - MOM'S MATINEE FOR THE HALLOWEEN SEASON! ALL SEATS JUST $5
What's a couple of stay-at-home ghosts to do when their beloved home is taken over by trendy yuppies? They call on Beetlejuice, the afterlife's freelance bio-exorcist to scare off the family – and everyone gets more than she, he or it bargains for! Tim Burton guides this PG-rated comedy monsterpiece whose stars include Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Winona Ryder. And Michael Keaton is Beetlejuice, the ghost with the most who flings one-liners, spins into grotesque forms, gobbles insects, and who just can't leave the ladies (living or dead) alone. Ghoul love it!
"Some of the most surprisingly enjoyable viewing in years." - Time Out
"One of [Burton's] flat-out funniest films, with Michael Keaton giving a performance for the ages." - Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
Oct 26 to Oct 29
Monday to Thursday 7pm ONLY!
Dir. Miguel Llanso - 2015 - 68m - Ethiopia - In Amharic and Afrikaanswith English subtitles - No Matinees
Ethiopian first post-apocalyptic surreal sci-fi feature length film!
Tired of picking up the crumbs of gone-by civilizations, Candy dreams his life away when not living in a state of perpetual fear. When the spaceship in the sky begins to turn on after a series of freak incidents, our figurine sized supermen hero embarks on an epic surreal journey that will take him across the Ethiopian post apocalyptic landscape in search of a way to get on the hovering spacecraft that for years has become a landmark in the skies.
"An odd Afrofuturist odyssey that rebuilds the family of tomorrow from the discarded crumbs of today." - Anton Bitel, Sight and Sound
"Short proves sweet in Spanish writer-director Miguel Llanso's bizarro mid-lengther Crumbs, an outlandish and imaginative sci-fi miniature-employing film from Ethiopia whose $225,000 budget probably matches Jupiter Ascending's prosthetic-ear bill. Making potent use of spectacularly extraterrestrial locations in the country's sunbaked far north around the ghost town of Dallol, the film takes an exotic and sometimes surreal approach to what's essentially a simple, touching love story." - Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter
F.W. Murnau's 1922 Nosferatu - featuring a live INVINCIBLE CZARS score!
Friday 7pm ONLY!
Dir. F.W. Murnau - 1922 - 85m approx. - Silent with English inter titles - ALL SEATS $8
The infamous 1922 ultra spook blood sucking classic gets a royal soundtrackin' treatment courtesy of THE INVINCIBLE CZARS!
ABOUT NOSFERATU (1922) - "To watch F.W. Murnau's "Nosferatu" (1922) is to seethe vampire movie before it had really seen itself. Here is the story of Dracula before it was buried alive in clichés, jokes, TV skits, cartoons and more than 30 other films. The film is in awe of its material. It seems to really believe in vampires.
Max Schreck, who plays the vampire, avoids most of the theatrical touches that would distract from all the later performances, from Bela Lugosi to Christopher Lee to Frank Langella to Gary Oldman. The vampire should come across not like a flamboyant actor but like a man suffering from a dread curse. Schreck plays the count more like an animal than a human being; the art direction by Murnau's collaborator, Albin Grau, gives him bat ears, clawlike nails and fangs that are in the middle of his mouth like a rodent’s, instead of on the sides like on a Halloween mask.
Murnau's silent film was based on the Bram Stoker novel, but the title and character names were changed because Stoker's widow charged, not unreasonably, that her husband's estate was being ripped off. Ironically, in the long run Murnau was the making of Stoker, because “Nosferatu” inspired dozens of other Dracula films, none of them as artistic or unforgettable." - Roger Ebert, 1997
ABOUT THOSE INVINCIBLE CZARS - they've become known and lauded for their sprawling catalog of original material and for arrangements of classical works such as Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and 1812 Overture. They are currently documenting their silent film works in a new CD-R series, rehearsing a re-working of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition to be performed as a double-band with Austin avant jazz-rockers Bee vs. Moth and developing more original material.
The group's original songs and instrumental pieces are highly composed "mini-symphonies" chock full of memorable melodies, meticulous arrangements, dynamics, and humor. They fuse riff rock, classical music, loungey grooves, spacey klezmer, country shuffles, and circusy polka. They draw from a myriad of disparate influences from Prokofiev to Primus, Louis Armstrong to Van Halen, and Bach to Zappa. The band applies the DIY attitude of post-punk groups like NoMeansNo and Fugazi to their musical explorations, resulting in a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
The group's annual dance-it-yourself Nutcracker Kids' Show has become an annual tradition and other seasonal events like the Olde Fashioned Independence Day Indoor Picnic set them apart from their peers. They even co-present an unofficial showcase during South by Southwest each year called the Bizarrebecue, presenting the best of international art rock in Austin during SxSW.
The Invincible Czars are known by many for their original new scores for silent movies which they perform live at indoor and outdoor theaters. In their eleven years of existence, the band has performed at private events, nightclubs, parks, theaters, museums, radio stations, community centers, museums, grocery stores, restaurants, television stations, sky scraper plazas, bedrooms and radio studios from San Francisco to New Orleans.
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein - the kick off for our Halloween Homage to Actor & Icon Bela Lugosi
Oct 31 to Nov 1
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!
Dir. Charles Barton - 1948 - 83m - ALL SEATS JUST $5 - A great start for the kids Halloween fun!
AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-SPONSORED EVENT!
"Comedy meets horror when Bud Abbott and Lou Costello encounter Universal’s classic monsters in the frightfully funny Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. The world of baggage handlers Chick Young (Abbott) and Wilbur Grey (Costello) is turned upside down when they receive the remains of Dracula (Bela Lugosi) and Frankenstein (Glenn Strange) bound for the House of Horrors museum. When Dracula and Frankenstein escape, complete chaos ensues as Chick and Wilbur get mixed up in an evil plot to switch Wilbur’s brain with Frankenstein’s and are aided by Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney, Jr.), who turns into The Wolf Man when the moon is full! Featuring a perfect blend of laughs and thrills, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein is one the “all-time great horror comedies.” - Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide
"The best of Abbott and Costello's zany films, this time with Lugosi and Chaney playing their monsters seriously, which makes A&C's reactions hilarious." - Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"This is the best of the boys' efforts, allowing them to go for the nyuks yet never diminishing the standing of the classic Universal Studios monsters that figure in its plot." - Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
Three "Lost" Films of Bela Lugosi: A Halloween Homage to Actor & Icon Bela Lugosi
Oct 31 to Nov 1
Saturday and Sunday
$7 FOR ONE OR $7 FOR ALL SO DO THE TRIPLE FEATURE!!
AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-SPONSORED EVENT! AN AUNTIE JO' SPROCKETLADY SPECIAL PRODUCTION!
What more appropriate way to celebrate Halloween than a Bela Lugosi festival of his films?!! AND ON ACTUAL 16mm & 35mm CELLULOID FILM TOO!
To many film fans, Bela Lugosi is remembered either for his star-making Universal horror movies of the 1930's ("Dracula", "The Black Cat", "The Raven", etc.), or the pathetic Ed Wood fiascos of his final, drug-ravaged decline. But there is much more to his legacy, and the range of his acting talent, as can be seen in these rarely screened examples!
ALSO, HEY, CHECK OUT ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEETS FRANKENSTEIN AT 1PM ON OCTOBER 31 & NOVEMBER 1 FOR ONLY A $5 SEPARATE ADMISSION!!
5:45pm Phantom Ship: aka The Mystery of The Marie Celeste (Dir. Denison Clift, 62 minutes, 1936) The fourth in an eventual series of 250 films made by the legendary Hammer Film Studio. Bela shows his great acting chops in his most sympathetic role as a one-armed member of a ship's crew that mysteriously disappeared from the vessel in mid-voyage. Based on a true story!
7:15pm White Zombie (Dir. Victor Halperin, 69 minutes, 1932) Starring Bela Lugosi in the first zombie film, long thought to have been a lost pre-code classic, until it was unearthed and restored in the 1960's. Look for some terrifically atmospheric photography, and reused sets from some of Universal's great silent pictures! Zombies, Voodoo, and Bela too, as the totally evil slave master of a Haitian sugar plantation. Can you hear the drums? Dare to watch a trailer!!
8:45pm The Ape Man (Dir. William Beaudine, 64 minutes, 1943) Bela Lugosi gives his all as the mad scientist-turned-into-Ape in this Poverty Row Saturday Matinee programmer. Only Lugosi could pull off this characterization! Observe a trailer!! LIKELY ONE OF THE ONLY SURVIVING 35mm PRINTS ON SAFETY STOCK ON THIS ENTIRE PLANET! THANK YOU AUNTIE JO'!!
Far Too Far
Nov 2 to Nov 5
Monday to Thursday 8:30pm ONLY
Dir. Justin Hunt - 2015 - 106m
Linda is an attractive, intelligent single mother of a nine year old daughter, whom she affectionately calls 'Bug'. After being convinced by a friend to join her for a house party, Linda makes one bad decision that sends her life down the deep, dark downward spiral of Meth abuse.
As her usage continues, more and more unsavory characters enter her life, including Luci, a tall, dark handsome stranger who encourages her continued use. The more she uses, the less she has time for Bug. That is, until she's forced into a nauseating situation by Luci where she has to choose: the drug or her daughter.
On the outskirts of the story is Jim Burgess, a social worker for Child Protective Services who is tormented by bad dreams, yet provides the hope of a better future for victims of such ugly acts of humanity. All the while he continues to mentor his young co-worker, Samantha, who seems set on playing judge and jury to anyone who harms a child.
When the stories of these five characters collide, the outcome has a shocking twist, the collateral damage is devastating and we learn that the only thing stronger than love...is desperation
"This is the best movie, bar none, I've ever seen with such a small budget..." - K.J. Doughton, Film Threat Magazine
"(Hunt's) new film is a reminder that there still are some good, cautionary screen tales of the drawbacks and consequences of hard drugs." - Megan Bianco, Durango Herald
"This is one of those movies you never forget watching, one of those movies you tell everyone they need to watch. This is a movie that will forever change something inside of you." - IMDb Review
No Impact Man
Nov 7 to Nov 8
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!
Dir. Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein - 2009 - 93m - AS PART OF 516 ARTS' CITY-WIDE
What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride. Together they attempted to make zero impact on the environment while living right in the heart of Manhattan, and this is the sensational, funny, and consciousness-raising story of how they did it. With No Impact Man, Beavan found that no-impact living is worthwhile–and richer, fuller, and more satisfying in the bargain.
"This poignant, provocative documentary reduces the green movement to human scale -- and magnifies the size of mountain it's trying to climb." - Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"A strange yet riveting portrait of a marriage enduring a year spent making as little environmental impact as possible." - Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
The Seeds: Pushin' Too Hard - A New Documentary
Nov 20 to Nov 22
Friday to Sunday 7pm ONLY!
Dir. Neil Norman - 2015 - 110m - All Seats $8 - Director in person at some of the screenings - more info t.b.a.
See punk rock pioneers The Seeds’ odyssey from rags to riches to rags again and their discovery by new generations of garage rock fans, in vintage TV and concert performances, rare photos and recent interviews with the group’s members, fans and fellow artists.
Using vintage footage, rare photos, memorabilia and audio, and fresh interviews with band members and associates as well as notable fans and observers, Pushin’ Too Hard relates the bizarre rage-to-riches-to-rags tale of the rock quartet who took Los Angeles by storm in the mid-60s.
The Seeds – keyboard player Daryl Hooper, guitarist Jan Savage, drummer Rick Andridge and charismatic singer Sky Saxon – were all emigres to early 1960s Hollywood. After building a crack reputation in underground clubs such as Bido Litos, the group bust out in late 1966 with the classic anthem “Pushin’ Too Hard,” which went Top 40 nationally in early 1967.
"A must see film, a quintessential rock tale." - New Times
"This may have been the best live act of the entire garage-punk era. Now you can hear why." - Shindig
Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid - for Billy's 156th Birthday!
Nov 23 to Nov 24
Monday and Tuesday 5pm, 7:45
Dir. Sam Peckinpah - 1973 - 115m
A SPECIAL INTRODUCTION BY NEW MEXICO FILM JOURNALIST & HISTORIAN JEFF BERG! PLUS A SURPRISE VISIT BY ... YOU'LL HAVE TO SEE FOR YOURSELF!
Perhaps most beautiful and ambitious film that Sam Peckinpah ever made! The time is 1881. Powerful interests want New Mexico tamed for their brand of progress, and Sheriff Pat Garrett (James Coburn) is commissioned to rid the territory of his old gunfighting comrades. He serves fair notice to William Bonney--Billy the Kid (Kris Kristofferson)--and his Fort Sumter cronies, but it's not in their nature, or his, to go quietly. Peckinpah's theme, more than ever, is the closing of the frontier and the nature of the loss that that entails. But this time his vision takes him beyond genre convention, beyond history and legend, to the bleeding heart of myth--and just maybe of himself.
"A richer, more rewarding experience." - Douglas Pratt, Hollywood Reporter
"One of the best westerns of the 70s, if not all time." - Clint Morris, Moviehole
"It's one of the great tragic true stories of the old wild West, the story of two outlaw friends ending up enemies as one turns over and becomes a lawman - expressly for the purpose of hunting down his friend." - Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
Alice in Wonderland (1933)
Nov 28 to Nov 29
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon ONLY!
Dir. Norman Z. McLeod - 1933 - 77m - MOM'S MATINEE BRINGS BACK A FORGOTTEN WONDER OF A FLICK! ONLY $5 FOR THIS INCREDIBLE RIDE OF A MOVIE!
An early adaption of the Lewis Carroll classic with Cary Grant, Gary Cooper and W.C. Fields??!!
Alice’s fantastic adventures lead her straight to some of the most memorable characters ever imagined including the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, Humpty Dumpty, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum in the original Alice in Wonderland. A very charming Charlotte Henry plays “Alice”. An otherwordly live action wonde to behold, filled with spectacular sets and imaginative costumes, this is a timeless adventure for the whole family!
Life In G-Chord: The Hisao Shinagawa Documentary - A SCREENING & PERFORMANCE!
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!
Dir. Peter I. Chang - 2008 - 66m - All Seats $8 - HISAO SHINAGAWA IN PERSON!!
INCLUDES A POST-SCREENING LIVE PERFORMANCE BY THE MAN HIMSELF - HISAO SHINAGAWA!!
THIS SPECIAL EVENT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE MIGHTY ROLLER SKATIN' HARMONY CLASH!
A documentary about the street musician Hisao Shinagawa a Japanese singer/songwriter who has refused to give up on his elusive dream of success and stardom regardless of personal cost and the solitary reality of his life. For 42 years he has cast himself as the Japanese Bob Dylan. Moving from Tokyo to America in 1974 following in the footsteps of his hero Woody Guthrie he befriended Johnny Cash and Townes Van Zandt after hitchhiking to Nashville. Now at 60 he plays his music on the streets of Los Angeles while living in near poverty still hoping to find an audience in a manner that is admirable bittersweet and ultimately heartbreaking. The Atomic Music of Shinagawa!
"The story of this self-proclaimed 'Japanese Bob Dylan' is an engaging exploration of one man's desire to make peace with his past while struggling to cope with his uncertain future." - The New Mexican
"An interesting portrait of an outsider artist who has lead an amazing life. Hisao Shinagawa is strange, passionate, and one of those people who lives life on his own offbeat terms." — John Wallis, DVD Talk
"With the skillful use of archival footage, collage, and Hisao's own music to address concerns of mortality, memory, and loss, this touching examination of an aging man taking stock of his past is handled deftly as Hisao's life moves from the atomic cityscape of post-World War II Hiroshima to the modern streets of Los Angeles." — Barnes & Noble, Editorial Staff Review
"One of the most intimate and interesting documentaries I have seen in a long time." — Robert L. Hughes, Well-Executed Buffet
The Red Shoes
Dec 12 to Dec 13
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!
Dir. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger - 1948 - 133m - ALL SEATS $5
AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-SPONSORED EVENT!
The singular fantasia from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, is cinema’s quintessential backstage drama, as well as one of the most glorious Technicolor feasts ever concocted for the screen. Moira Shearer is a rising star ballerina torn between an idealistic composer and a ruthless impresario intent on perfection. Featuring outstanding performances, blazingly beautiful cinematography by Jack Cardiff, Oscar-winning sets and music, and an unforgettable, hallucinatory central dance sequence, this beloved classic, now dazzlingly restored, stands as an enthralling tribute to the life of the artist.
"The greatest film about ballet ever made." - Melissa Anderson, L.A. Weekly
"No wonder Britain, still rationed in color, food, and feeling in the wake of an exhausting war, could not cope with what the movie proposed. Catch it here now, and you will not just be seeing an old film made new; you will have your vision restored." - Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"It's marvelously acted, superbly written, and features outstanding choreography , unforgettable characters and hauntingly beautiful cinematography. It's a cinematic treat for movie lovers! Bon appetite!" - Austin Kennedy, Film Geek Central