Special Events

Comedy Night at the Guild Cinema !!

Jun 23
Friday 10:30pm

Dir. Matt & friends - NOW - 75m approx. - Only a $7 admission! MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER

Headliner RUSTY RUTHERFORD

Rusty Rutherford’s twisted comedy has "More Energy Than A High School Cheer Squad" (Montreal Fringe Festival). You'll question if Rusty is sane one minute with his dark, offbeat humor, then question if he's a "Comedic Genius" (Rusty's mom) the next when he seems to incorporate every member of the audience into an on-the-spot freestyle rap. Rutherford was recently voted 2nd best Albuquerque comedian in the Weekly Alibi's "Best of Burque'."  His comedic journey has taken him to venues of all shapes and sizes across America and Canada and has even landed him a spot on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Rutherford graduated from the University of New Mexico where he studied Theatre, Media Arts, Psychology, and Communication and has been member of Blackout Theatre Company and Eat, Drink and be Larry sketch comedy troupe. He has trained with Tricklock Theatre in Albuquerque, NM and The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago, IL. Whatever you expect, throw it out the window and expect the unexpected in what can only be described as structured insanity.

Featuring KENDRA JEAN

Kendra Jean first fell in love with stand up in 2004, but was too shy to introduce herself. She dated sketch and improv comedy from 2010-2016. After a one night stand with stand up, she lost stand up’s number. Now in a serious committed relationship with stand up, as of 2017, she's eagerly waiting for stand up to break her heart. 

Hailing from the exotic Daytona Beach, Florida Kendra Jean is now residing in the mean streets of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her material is often personal, sometimes punny, and is always known to make audiences weep long after she has the left the stage.

JAMAR HALL

 While on stage, Jamar has been described as a cleverly blatant conversationalist. Originally starting in 2009, Jamar finally took to comedy in late 2012. Influenced by the likes of Bill Cosby &  Rodney Dangerfield, Jamar illustrates his misfortune in a storytelling fashion. One fellow comic has been quoted saying "Jamar adds logic to absurd situations." Having toured through most of the southwest and the east coast,  his main goal is to just spread the laughter.

 

Host MATT PETERSON

Matt is a comedian and actor from Albuquerque whose comedy goals are simple.... make you laugh! His quick wit and fun demeanor make him audience favorite. Matt draws from his life experiences and an absurd point of view. Recently turning forty one years old has put absolutely “nothing” into perspective for Matt!

He's performed in comedy clubs, casinos, colleges and theaters all around the southwest and beyond! Matt has worked with Tig Notaro, Marc Maron, Doug Stanhope, Dave Ross, Alex Ortiz, Troy Baxley and Steven Michael Quezada!

Matt was voted one of the best comedians in the city in the Albuquerque?s Weekly Alibi's 2007 and 2014 'Best of Burque' issue and featured in the "Comedy issue" of ABQ the Magazine in 2009! Matt was also voted one of the top comedians in 2014, 2015 and 2016 "Best of the City"

In 2011, he was cast as a lead role in the comedy film, The Bigfoot Election. In 2014 Matt co-wrote, co-produced and starred in the upcoming comedy film "Abe Makes A Movie"! He has had roles on In Plain Sight, Netflix series Longmire, ABC?s Killer Women, WGN?s Manhattan and AMC's Preacher and recently in Better Call Saul!  He was a guest comedian on three episodes of NBC's After After Party with Breaking Bad's Steven Michael Quezada.

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Morning Toons With New Mexico Entertainment Magazine

Jun 24
Saturday 11:30 a.m.

varies - 55m approx - All Seats only $6

Grab your pajamas, your blanket and take part in these Saturday morning events with your family and friends. New Mexico Entertainment brings you cartoons from your childhood on the big screen! Kick back, have some breakfast, and enjoy the toons!

Morning Toons with NME is a LIMITED seat event!

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Titicut Follies - a 50th Anniversary restoration release!

Jun 27 to Jun 29
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 6:30

Dir. Fredrick Wiseman - 1967 - 84m

Iconic documentarian Fredrick Wiseman’s stark and graphic portrayal of the conditions that existed at the State Prison for the Criminally Insane at Bridgewater, Massachusetts. TITICUT FOLLIES documents the various ways the inmates are treated by the guards, social workers and psychiatrists.

“A documentary film that tells you more than you could possibly want to know — but no more than you should know — about life behind the walls of one of those institutions where we file and forget the criminal insane… A society’s treatment of the least of its citizens — and surely these are the least of ours — is perhaps the best measure of its civilization. The repulsive reality revealed in TITICUT FOLLIES forces us to contemplate our capacity for callousness.” – Richard Schickel, Life

“After a showing of TITICUT FOLLIES the mind does not dwell on the hospital’s ancient and even laughable physical plant, or its pitiable social atmosphere. What sticks, what really hurts is the sight of human life made cheap and betrayed. We see men needlessly stripped bare, insulted, herded about callously, mocked, taunted. We see them ignored or locked interminably in cells. We hear the craziness in the air, the sudden outbursts, the quieter but stronger undertow of irrational noise that any doctor who has worked under such circumstances can only take for so long. But much more significantly, we see the ‘professionals’, the doctors and workers who hold the fort in the Bridgewaters of this nation, and they are all over…TITICUT FOLLIES is a brilliant work of art…” – Robert Coles, The New Republic

“A great work, a near-masterpiece not just of the documentary form, but of moviemaking in any category. It’s a film that transcends the time and place of its manufacture, and it should be seen not just by documentarians and film students but by anyone interested in the movies as a medium capable of powerfully presenting the human condition.” – Ray Greene, Village View

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EXOTIC

Jul 1 to Jul 2
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Amy Oden - 2016 - 63m

Dotted with palm trees and coral reefs, Guam is United States territory where military men and Japanese tourists abound. A seemingly perfect backdrop for a strip club, the island should sound ideal to any girl coming from Portland, Atlanta, or Anchorage to work as an exotic dancer.

But is it? Exotic foregrounds the stories of workers, as they discuss this fluid and secretive world…

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Gosford Park

Jul 8 to Jul 9
Saturday & Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Robert Altman - 2001 - 138m - Only $5 admission!

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-SPONSORED SPECIAL!

Maverick American filmmaker Robert Altman takes a witty and absorbing look at the foibles of the British class system in this intelligent murder mystery set in the early '30s. Sir William McCordle (Michael Gambon) and his wife Lady Sylvia (Kristin Scott Thomas) are a pair of wealthy British socialites who have invited a variety of friends, relatives, and acquaintances to their mansion in the country for a weekend of hunting and relaxation. Among the honored guests are Constance (Maggie Smith), Lady Sylvia's matronly aunt; Ivor Novello (Jeremy Northam), William's cousin who is also a well-known actor and songwriter; and Morris Weissman (Bob Balaban), an American film producer who is friendly with Ivor and researching an upcoming project. Observing the proceedings are the domestic staff of the mansion, including imperious butler Jennings (Alan Bates); footmen George (Richard E. Grant) and Arthur (Jeremy Swift); Probert (Derek Jacobi), a valet to Sir William; housekeeper Mrs. Wilson (Helen Mirren); Mrs. Croft (Eileen Atkins), who oversees the kitchen; and Elsie (Emily Watson), a maid. Also on hand are the guests' personal servants, including Mary (Kelly Macdonald), Constance's maid; Henry (Ryan Phillippe), Weissman's valet; and Parks (Clive Owens), a butler. While the servants are required to display a high level of decorum, they are expected to be passive observers who do not comment on what they see, though the gossip among them travels thick and fast once they retire to the servants' quarters downstairs. And it turns out that there's plenty worth gossiping about, especially after Sir William turns up dead, and everyone is ordered to stay at the mansion while the police investigate the killing.

“Taking advantage of a splendid cast, a sharply focused script and the fresh English setting, "Gosford Park" emerges as one of the most satisfying of Robert Altman's numerous ensemble pictures.” - Todd McCarthy, Variety

“Altman's unexpected venture into Agatha Christie territory works a treat.” - 

Tom Charity, Time Out

“A scintillating comedy-drama and one of [Altman's] most richly moving and entertaining pictures.” - Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

“Is there anyone but Altman who could have pulled off such an effervescent mix of satire, affection, and devastating rebuke? And attracted such an ensemble? And let everyone work at this high level? - David Edelstein, Slate

“Altman is a supreme artist-joker, and the jest this time is that the most American of film directors has given us a finely wrought British whodunit with the emotional layering of a first-rate novel.” - Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture

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Finding Joseph I - HR from the BAD BRAINS documentary!

Jul 12 to Jul 13
Wednesday and Thursday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. James Lathos - 2016 - 90m - No Matinees

SPECIAL LIMITED ENGAGEMENT SCREENINGS!

A feature documentary chronicling the eccentric life and struggles of punk rock reggae singer, Paul "HR" Hudson, a.k.a. Joseph I. The charismatic frontman's energetic and explosive live performances helped pioneer hardcore punk rock with the Bad Brains, one of the most influential bands to rise out of the 1980's. HR's heavy devotion to the Rastafarian faith guided him in a spiritual direction leaving the band several times to explore his love for reggae music as the solo artist, HR Human Rights. Over the years, the Bad Brains have reunited several times only to struggle with the unpredictable singer. HR's increasingly strange and abnormal behavior has left many convinced that he his suffering from psychological troubles while others believe he is still living out his journey as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and roll history!

This documentary features interviews with musicians and peers HR has worked with and influenced as they share their stories and first hand experiences. Most importantly we will hear from HR himself about his life, philosophies, and career while seeing him continue to write, record, and perform, spreading his passionate message of universal peace and love.

“An enlightening and touching examination of a true music pioneer. It is not the story of the Bad Brains, but the man and his journey of perpetual self-discovery. Engaging, sometimes sad, but ultimately rewarding, we highly recommended checking this film out. You don’t have to be a fan to appreciate it, but you will likely walk away a fan after you see it. God bless you, H.R. I am among many who are grateful you are still around doing what you do.” - J. Kevin Lynch, The Void Report

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Jul 14
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. John Hughes - 1986 - 103m - ALL SEATS $10

New Mexico Entertainment is excited to present a special screening of the 80's classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off with a special guest appearance with Ferris' Mom and an amazing actress, Cindy Pickett!

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"Bueller…Bueller…?" Sorry, not here! Instead, high-schooler Ferris Bueller (Mathew Broderick), his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara), and his best bud Cameron (Alan Ruck) are off on the spontaneous romp through Chicago known as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The perpetually lucky Ferris enlists his hypochondriac best friend, Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck), into springing his girlfriend, Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara), from class. From Wrigley Field to the Art Institute of Chicago to a Polish pride parade, Ferris and his friends make the most of their day off. But Ferris, Sloane, and Cameron might not get away with playing hooky. Ferris's sister, Jeanie (Jennifer Grey), is determined to prove that Ferris is faking sick and make him pay for it, and the bumbling school dean, Ed Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), is sure that Ferris is pulling a fast one. Another classic from writer-director John Hughes (SIXTEEN CANDLES, THE BREAKFAST CLUB), this film features a star turn from Broderick as the charismatic Ferris. Watch for Charlie Sheen as the juvenile delinquent in the police station and comedian Louie Anderson in a brief appearance as a flower deliveryman.

“That eighties gem that still shines from beginning to end.” - Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed

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Newtown

Jul 15
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Kim A. Snyder - 2016 - 85 - ALL SEATS $5

AN ELBOW ROOM MAGAZINE SPECIAL PRESENTATION!  BONUS:  SKYPE Q&A SESSION WITH DIRECTOR KIM SNYDER!

In the aftermath of the worst school shooting in history, the traumatized community of Newtown, Connecticut finds a new sense of purpose in this intimate story of resilience as told by those whose lives were changed forever.

“One needn't be a mother or father to be drawn in by what Snyder has captured in this quiet but powerful film. Just being human will do.” - Brian Lowry, CNN.com

“It feels like the closest thing to a tribute audiences can pay to the children and adults who died, and the town that continues to grieve them.” - Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic

“Snyder's filmmaking is elegant but basic, and it needs not be more. She's not there to dazzle us. She's there to bear witness.” - Jason Bailey, Flavorwire

“What comes through is that the survivors have in no sense reached "closure" -- that meaningless word. This is a movie about people trying to make sense out of the senselessness of what happened.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

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Stop Making Sense - The Great Talking Heads Concert Film Returns!

Jul 18 to Jul 20
Tuesday to Thursday 8:15pm only!

Dir. Jonathan Demme - 1984 - 88m - No Matinees

AS PART OF A NATIONWIDE SCREENING CELEBRATION CAMPAIGN IN HONOR OF THE LATE GREAT FILM DIRECTOR JONATHAN DEMME!

Widely hailed as the greatest concert movie ever made, director Jonathan Demme's celebrated film captures. Talking Heads live at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre in December, 1983. The film's legendary opening sees David Byrne walk onto an empty stage and give a mesmerizing, stripped-back rendition of Psycho Killer. From here the set and the band literally evolve song by song until both are complete and Byrne appears in his iconic 'big suit'. Capturing the infectious energy of a unique Talking heads performance, Stop Making Sense is an unforgettable musical and cinematic experience.

“The GREATEST CONCERT MOVIE OF ALL TIME” - Rolling Stone Magazine

“Talking Heads WILDLY ENTERTAINING concert SPECTACULAR is among the GREATEST music films EVER MADE” - Entertainment Weekly

“The movie rates with Woodstock as the GREATEST ROCK CONCERT FILM one that can be watched as frequently as an aerobics tape.” - USA Today

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Our Fourteenth Annual Festival of Film Noir !!

Jul 21 to Jul 30
Friday to the following Sunday!

1940s to 1980s - 10 days of 5 double features in the dark amongst friends & strangers!

It's a blast of 14 years now since our first foray into this enticing darkened corner of film fests! For ten amazing nights the Guild Cinema will host a most exciting film noir program that spans 40 years of choice tales on being sly, lowdown and not quite on the level! 

Fri & Sat July 21 & 22:  BAD BOGEY TIMES TWO! 

DESPERATE HOURS  (4:15, 8:15)

Tautly directed by William Wyler, this was to be Bogey’s penultimate performance.  The simple set up: Three escaped convicts move in on and terrorize a suburban household.  Father of the household is no other than Frederic March as he negotiates with Bogey’s hot headedness as Arthur Kennedy tries to keep things cool as the deputy sheriff.   Directed by William Wyler.  112 mins.  1955.  VIEW A TRAILER.

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CONFLICT (6:30pm) 

A seldom seen Bogart potboiler… Before becoming Hollywood’s top leading romantic lead…Bogey was cast in unredemptive psycho/villian hood/murderers…Here he returns (post Casablanca/Bacall) as an unhappy husband who plots to kill his wife and pursue her sister.  Complexity arrives in his future guilt of a crime he can’t figure out happened or not.  Sidney Greenstreet plays the doctor who tries to sort out the mess.   Directed by Curtis Bernhardt.  86 mins. 1945.  VIEW A TRAILER.

Sun & Mon July 23 & 24:  FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT NOIR

SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER  (4:15, 8:30)

Noir god David Goodis is the source inspiration for Truffaut’s second feature, an atmospheric French New Wave gem! Charles Aznavour is marvelous as a former concert pianist who traded in his fame and now plays in rundown Parisian cafe. His ambitious girlfriend wants him to resume his career, but he gets involved with gangsters and murder instead. Directed by Francois Truffaut. 92 mins. 1962.  VIEW A TRAILER

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THE BRIDE WORE BLACK (6:15pm) 

Francois Truffaut found Cornell Woolrich’s (who was a favorite of Hitchcock) novel of the same name as the leaping point for this elegant detective thriller.  Jeanne Moreau plays the titular bride whose husband was inexplicably shot dead on the church steps after their wedding…She seeks out deadly revenge. Sound familiar Tarantino fans?  Directed by Francois Truffaut.  107 mins. 1969.  VIEW A TRAILER.

Tues & Wed July 25 & 26: JOAN BENNETT & BARBARA STANWYCK DESPERATE LIVING NOIR!

THE RECKLESS MOMENT (4:45, 8:30)

Joan Bennett plays a middle class housewife who conceals her daughter’s accidental killing of a seedy lover.  Blackmail develops as small-time crook James Mason complicates everything as he becomes infatuated with Bennett!  French master Max Ophuls directed four films in Hollywood during the war, and this is considered to be his finest. Watch for the gliding camerawork and…staircases!  Directed by Max Ophuls. 82 mins. 1949.  VIEW A TRAILER.

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THE FILE ON THELMA JORDON (6:30pm) 

Our Barbara Stanwyck offering, directed by the ever clever Robert Siodmak. Stanwyck plays a temptress who seduces a District Attorney (Wendell Corey) into that ever lurking web of deceit and murder.  Questions into Thelma’s file from the past lead to conflicted cover-ups and pending disaster.    Directed by Jean Negulesco.  95 mins. 1944.  VIEW A TRAILER.

Thurs & Fri July 27 & 28: MIND BENDER NOIR!

HIGH WALL (4:30, 8:15)

Steven Kenet (Robert Taylor) says he killed his wife, but even he doesn't really know. A wartime head trauma has left him subject to disorientations and blackouts. So Kenet enters a psych ward where, the DA asserts, he'll hide behind the wall of an insanity plea.  But truth cannot hide. And Kenet - assisted by a ward doctor (Audrey Totter) - is driven to find that truth. With bravura use of genre trademarks like expressionist shadows and subjective camera, director Curtis Bernhardt (Possessed) builds a High Wall into a film noir psychological thriller that, little noted its day, is ready for an honored place amid the shadowy shrines of noir. Go behind the wall into the inner sanctum of noir and consciousness.  Directed by Curtis Bernhardt. 99 mins. 1947.  VIEW A TRAILER.

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FEAR IN THE NIGHT (6:30pm)

This classy film-noir chiller, starring Star Trek’s Deforest Kelley and based on a Cornell Woolwich’s story, involves a man who is commits murder while under hypnosis. He then seeks a detective's aid after experiencing nightmares that are too real. Their investigation leads them to a strange mansion.  Directed by Maxwell Shane.  72 mins. 1947.  VIEW A CLIP.

Sat & Sun July 29 & 30: 80'S NEON NOIR

MANHUNTER (3:30, 8:30)

A cool procedural thriller based on the pre SILENCE OF THE LAMB novel RED DRAGON that opts for oppressive brightness, empty space and disconcerting splashes of colour  Will Graham (William Petersen) is a burned-out FBI agent who retired after hunting and capturing Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Brian Cox), a psychopathic but brilliant serial killer. Will reluctantly returns to work to help find a new killer, who specializes in killing entire families. Will uses his empathic understanding of the motivations of the killers to help catch them, despite the psychological toll this takes upon him and his family. Brian Cox, in a great cameo as Hannibal Lektor, gives an interestingly physical and sexually menacing performance in a role which later won an Academy Award for Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs. Tom Noonan, in an interesting, psychologically complex performance, plays the killer whom he makes surprisingly understandable. Joan Allen is also fine as the blind woman whom the killer falls in love with. Their love scene -- as the killer experiences compassion and normal sexual attraction for the first time -- is outstanding and unforgettable.   Directed by Michael Mann. 120 mins. 1986.  VIEW A TRAILER.

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TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. (6pm)

William Petersen (Manhunter) and Willem Dafoe (John Wick) face off in a deadly game of cat and mouse in this "riveting", (The New York Times) action-thriller from the Oscar-winning director of The French Connection. This raw tale of corruption and revenge features one of the most harrowing car chases ever caught on film and a shockingly explosive ending.   Federal agent Richard Chance (Petersen) has a score to settle, and he’s through playing by the rules. Whether that means blackmailing a beautiful parolee, disobeying direct orders or hurtling the wrong way down a crowded freeway, he vows to take down a murderous counterfeiter (Dafoe) by any means necessary.  Directed by William Friedkin.  116 mins. 1985.  VIEW A TRAILER.

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Pet Fooled

Jul 22
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Kohl Harrington - 2016 - 70m - All Seats $8

Locally owned & operated pet food store Boofy's Best For Pets special presentation!  

BONUS:  post-screening Q&A with director Kohl Harrington and representatives from the pet food industry!  First 75 attendees will receive a bag of goodies from The Honest Kitchen, plus special offers & discounts from Primal Pet Foods.

An investigative expose of the inner workings inside the commercial pet food industry, which has went largely unchallenged until now.

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My Life as a Zucchini

Mom’s Matinee

Jul 29 to Jul 30
Saturday & Sunday 12 Noon ONLY!

Dir. Claude Barras - 2016 - 70m - France - All Seats Just $5 - Mom's Matinee Returns!

NOTE:  Saturday's screening will be in English.  Sunday's screening will be in French with English subtitles.

This new English language version stars voice work by Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, and Amy Sedaris, and had its world premiere at Sundance 2017.

ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE - BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE - BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. From its debut in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes to winning audience awards at festivals around the world, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), has now been nominated for both an Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award® for Best Animated Feature. Brought to life through memorable character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.

“ZUCCHINI WILL FLOOR YOU!  This is animation as an art form, inspiring and indelible.” - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“NOTHING SHORT OF A MIRACLE!” - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

“MAGICAL! WENT STRAIGHT TO MY HEART!” - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“AN UNEQUIVOCAL DELIGHT!” - Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist

“A TRIUMPH!  As delightful as it is affecting!” - Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily 

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66 Mile Radius Three New Mexico Artists at Tamarind Institute

Aug 5
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Melinda Frame - 2017 - 90m total - FREE - SEATING IS LIMITED!

Additional Videography and Editing by Noor-un-nisa Touchon, UNM Cinematic Arts

Produced by Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts, The University of New Mexico

This project supported by The University of New Mexico Center for Regional Studies

This documentary provides a unique glimpse into the stories and practice of New Mexico artists Judy Tuwaletstiwa, Nina Elder, and Tom Miller. Each segment explores a range of political and cultural themes, with footage of their collaborations with Tamarind printers in the workshop. The three artists all live and work with a 66-mile radius of Tamarind Institute, and are relatively new to collaborative printmaking. The filmmakers and participating artists will be present for a brief Q & A following the film.

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Nasser M. Khan, One-man Show - I am the Way: The Poetic Life & Crimes of Nasser M. Khan

Aug 11
Friday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Nasser M. Khan, of course! - NOW! - 90m approx - ALL SEATS $15/2 FOR $20/Convicted Felon Discount:20% off - Must be 18 years or older

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This is a raw blend of comedy, poetry & storytelling that chronicles the abstract journey of introspection and perspective through the lens of incarceration.  Nasser M. Khan's nuanced take on the prison industrial complex as one of America's greatest absurdities will definitely make you think!  With his material born in the belly of the beast, he brings the performance from the cage to the stage. Witness a true tale of transformation from tragedy to triumph, as he shares his experience with crime, time and rhyme.

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Animal Crackers - THE MARX BROTHERS!

Aug 12 to Aug 13
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Victor Heerman - 1930 - 98m - Admission only $5

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-PRESENTATION!

Like The Cocoanuts before this outrageous comedy is an all-but-literal translation to film of a smash-hit Marx Brothers Broadway musical. The aristocratic Mrs. Rittenhouse (Margaret Dumont) holds a weekend party at her Long Island Estate. Her guest of honor is famed (but likely fraudulent) African explorer Geoffrey T. Spaulding (Groucho Marx). Also showing up are renegade musician Signor Emmanuel Ravelli (Chico Marx), the mute, girl-chasing "Professor" (Harpo Marx) and Spaulding's faithful secretary Horatio Jamison (Zeppo Marx). The film, revolving around a stolen painting, finds Groucho lecturing on his most recent safari ("One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know"), Harpo and Chico unabashedly cheating at bridge, Groucho dictating a wildly nonsequitur letter to the firm of Hungerdunger, Hungerdunger, Hungerdunger and McCormick, and Groucho and Chico drawing up plans to build a house.

“The first Marx Brothers movie that really captures their unique approach to comedy.” - Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online

“Damn, these guys were funny.” - Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum

“Prime wackiness from the Brothers.” - James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette

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Pulling Push Doors

Aug 12
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Aaron Hendren - 2017 - 83m - All Seats $8 - DIRECTOR PLUS SOME OF THE CAST & CREW IN PERSON !!

Local filmmaker Aaron Hendren directs this story of a woman named Bubblegum (Katy Houska) who moves to Albuquerque after losing her parents. Bubblegum is aware that her life is a movie and spends her time in a ghost world, rejecting the love around her in hopes that her movie won't have a tragic ending. 

Stars Katy Houska and Jason Witter.

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How Sweet the Sound - The Blind Boys of Alabama

Aug 15
Tuesday 4:30, 6:30, 8:30

Dir. Leslie McCleave - 2015 - 89m

SPECIAL LIMITED ADVANCE SCREENINGS!

Featuring Clarence Fountain, George Scott, Jimmy Carter, Bishop Billy Bowers, Ben Moore, Eric ‘Ricky’ McKinnie, Caleb ‘Bobby’ Butler, Tracy Pierce, Joey Williams, Johnny Fields and Roscoe Robinson

Filmed over the course of ten years, How Sweet the Sound is the first film to tell the story of this legendary gospel quartet. The Blind Boys of Alabama met as children in the 1930's at a state-run segregated vocational school and would become one of the last great gospel quartets, traversing the famed "gospel highway" and beyond. As the surviving band members recount their unlikely success story, we see a rare, frank view of life on and off the road with these renowned performers, now in their 70s and 80s. 

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Pretty In Pink - as part of the Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to 80s Teen Movies book tour!

Aug 16
Wednesday 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 only!

Dir. Howard Deutch - 1986 - 96m

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 6pm & 8:30pm SCREENINGS!

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John Hughes crafts an exemplary '80s Brat Pack romance out of the standard Cinderella story in Pretty in Pink. Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) is a teenager who lives in the dingy part of town with her terminally underemployed dad (Harry Dean Stanton). She works at a record store with eccentric Ionia (Annie Potts) and is considered a misfit at her uppity high school, but somehow she rises above them all. Her oddball best friend, Duckie (Jon Cryer), is hopelessly in love with her, so he causes trouble for her romantic pursuits. When local rich kid Blaine (Andrew McCarthy) develops a fascination with her, they go out on a date together. Visiting the home bases of each social clique, they are basically ridiculed for their audacity to date one another. When Blaine eventually asks the delighted Andie to the prom, he is threatened by his rich friend Steff (James Spader). The romance versus high school social politics finally culminates at the big night of the prom.

“As irresistibly sweet as cotton candy.” - Kathleen Carroll, New York Daily News

“First-Timer Howard Deutch is a nice surprise too. His precise, unexploitative direction is sympathetic to the awkward pauses in teen talk, to the mopery of first love, to the suicidal bravado of words spoken in heat.” - Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

“These kids have a bumpy ride, but this is one film that identifies with their passions instead of indulging them, giving us a perfect back-seat view of kids out cruising, not for kicks but for a hard-earned sense of pride.” - Patrick Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

“When Molly Ringwald and Annie Potts are onscreen together, the movie is aglow. See Pretty In Pink or, years from now, you may suffer side effects from missing it.” - Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel

ABOUT BRAT PACK AMERICA:  A Love Letter to 80s Teen Movies and the Places They Happened: From the fictional towns of Hill Valley, CA, and Shermer, IL, to the beautiful landscapes of the “Goondocks” in Astoria and the “time of your life” dirty dancing resort still alive and well in Lake Lure, NC, '80s teen movies left their mark not just on movie screen and in the hearts of fans, but on the landscape of America itself. Like few other eras in movie history, the '80s teen movies has endured and gotten better with time. In Brat Pack America, Kevin Smokler gives virtual tours of your favorite movies while also picking apart why these locations are so important to these movies.

Including interviews with actors, writers, and directors of the era, and a Trapper Keeper full of interesting facts about your favorite '80s movies, Brat Pack America is a must for any fan of The Breakfast Club and Back to the Future, of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink, and Dead Poets Society. Smokler went to Goonies Day in Astoria, OR, took a Lost Boys tour of Santa Cruz, CA, and in the present visited retro arcades, movie theaters and record stores. His exploration of highways and main streets of Brat Pack America remind us why we loved the teen movies of the '80s so much and, three decades later, still do.

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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Swim Team

Aug 17
Thursday 3:45, 6pm, 8:15 ONLY!

Dir. Lara Stolman - 2017 - 100m

PLEASE NOTE:  This special event will be "Sensory Friendly Screenings".  The lights will be dimmed but stay on during the screening. The volume will be lowered and viewers can freely move about. This is being allowed for guests and families living with autism or other special needs

A feature documentary chronicling the rise of a competitive swim team made up of diverse teens on the autism spectrum. Based in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the cast of SWIM TEAM is largely Latino and Asian, minorities that are underrepresented in competitive swimming and underserved in autism intervention and education. The film follows three of the team's star athletes, boys on the cusp of adulthood as they face a future of exclusion and dependence. But everything changes when they come together as a team with parent coaches who train them with high expectations and zero pity. As the team vies for state and national Special Olympics championships, SWIM TEAM captures a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.

"Eye-opening, thoughtful, inspiring." - Hollywood Reporter

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Airplane!

Aug 18
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker & Jerry Zucker - 1980 - 88m - All Seats $8

In honor of National Aviation Day, New Mexico Entertainment is presenting this special screening of the 1980 laugh riot that’ll keep you bowled over in gut busting hahas!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

The quintessential movie spoof that spawned an entire genre of parody films, the original Airplane! still holds up as one of the brightest comedic gems of the '80s, not to mention of cinema itself (it ranked in the top 5 of Entertainment Weekly's list of the 100 funniest movies ever made).  The jokes keep coming at a rapid-fire clip and its targets--primarily the lesser lights of '70s cinema, from disco films to star-studded disaster epics--are more than worthy for send-up. If you've seen even one of the overblown Airport movies then you know the plot: the crew of a filled-to-capacity jetliner is wiped out and it's up to a plucky stewardess and a shell-shocked fighter pilot to land the plane. Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty are the heroes who have a history that includes a meet-cute à la Saturday Night Fever, a surf scene right out of From Here to Eternity, a Peace Corps trip to Africa to teach the natives the benefits of Tupperware and basketball, a war-ravaged recovery room with a G.I. who thinks he's Ethel Merman (a hilarious cameo)--and those are just the flashbacks! The jokes gleefully skirt the boundaries of bad taste (pilot Peter Graves to a juvenile cockpit visitor: "Joey, have you ever seen a grown man naked?"), with the high (low?) point being Hagerty's intimate involvement with the blow-up automatic pilot doll, but they'll have you rolling on the floor. The film launched the careers of collaborators Jim Abrahams (Big Business), David Zucker (Ruthless People), and Jerry Zucker (Ghost), as well as revitalized such B-movie actors as Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Robert Stack, and Leslie Nielsen, who built a second career on films like this.

“From the clever Jaws take-off opening to the final, irreverent title card, laughs come thick and fast.” - Variety

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Empire of The Sun

Mom’s Matinee

Aug 26 to Aug 27
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon ONLY!

Dir. Steven Spielberg - 1987 - 153m - All Seats just $5 - Mom's Matinee brings back a Spielberg 80s historical epic!

Internationally renowned director Steven Spielberg captures the powerful story of a sheltered young boy separated from his parents and forced to endure the ravages of war. Based on the autobiographical best seller by J.G. Ballard, this epic drama chronicles Ballard's remarkable struggle to survive a childhood filled with betrayal, death and disappointment trapped in Shanghai during the World War II Japanese occupation.

“Spielberg has dreamed of flying before, and this time he earns his wings.” - Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

“A breathtaking movie in its scope and energy.” - Cathy Burke, United Press International

“The best mix in his directorial career between typical Spielbergian flourishes of audience-friendly spectacle and seriousness of intent.” - Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy

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Agnes Martin Before the Grid

Aug 29 to Aug 31
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 6:30

Dir. Kathleen Brennan and Jina Brenneman - 2016 - 56m

Agnes Martin is one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. Before she died in 2004 at the age of ninety-two her paintings sold for millions of dollars and were displayed in the world's greatest museums. Martin was respected and achieved the art world’s highest awards. She painted for twenty-three years, until she reached a style she was happy with in 1964. Her time in New York in the early sixties saw her create what are now called her grid paintings. Despite many interviews, very little was known about her life, particularly her life before 1958, the year of her first solo show in New York.

A documentary film, by Kathleen Brennan and Jina Brenneman, captures little known stories as told by friends, lovers and classmates who knew her well and give insight into Martin's personality and development of her creative process.

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