Special Events

Sid & Nancy - A Special Valentine's Day Treat!

Feb 12
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Alex Cox - 1986 - 113m - No matinees

Also plays on Saturday February 13 and Sunday February 14 at 1pm!

LOVE KILLS!

Punk rock's first great embodiment of the motto "live fast and die young," Sid Vicious joined The Sex Pistols when they were already established as the most controversial rock band in British history; and it soon became apparent that he couldn't play his instrument, had a magnetic attraction to chaos, and possessed a dangerous thirst for booze, drugs, and violence. Sid & Nancy opens shortly after Sid (Gary Oldman) joined the band, when he meets an obnoxious American punk groupie named Nancy Spungen (Chloe Webb). Nancy claims that she can get drugs, and Sid naively gives her his money. Nancy doesn't show up with the goods, but when Sid runs into her a few days later, she has a tall tale about getting ripped off - and Sid sympathizes with her. Before long, Sid and Nancy have fallen in love, and while they argue with uncommon vehemence, they also depend completely on each other. When The Sex Pistols break up, Sid has few prospects and an increasingly voracious appetite for heroin, and Nancy's attempts to "manage" his career only hasten his downhill slide. Former Clash leader Joe Strummer wrote the film's theme song, "Love Kills," and The Pogues, The Circle Jerks, and Pray for Rain contributed to the soundtrack.

“[Cox] and his actors pull off the neat trick of creating a movie full of noise and fury, and telling a meticulous story right in the middle of it.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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LEVI & PRESTON: Late Night Adult Deaf Comedy

Feb 13
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Levi Anderson - NOW - 90m approx - ALL SEATS $10 - VOICE OVER INTERPRETER PROVIDED

AN ANDERSON PRODUCTIONS PRESENTATION!

Preston and Levi have come up with a show that will have you laughing your ass off!  It's all about life ... all the crazy stories may or may not be true.  You be the judge.  DON'T MISS IT!

ANY QUESTIONS CONTACT LEVI AT soreheal@gmail.com, (505)615-7181 (text)

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Nostalgic Junk - an A/V haunt live and not live!

Feb 15
Monday 6:30, 8:30

Dir. Michelle Mellor, Jenette Isaacson, Chris Woodworth - NOW! - 60m approx - All Seats $7

A Basement Films supported project featuring work by members of Basement Films and a Guild Cinema human being!

Come be the apparatus of projected thought and light where the boundaries of memory are unclear and messy. An evening of multimedia performances by JENETTE ISAACSON, MICHELLE MELLOR, CHRIS WOODWORTH, BETH HANSEN AND sleepdepth!

Piece 1 - Sleeplessness in an environment of nostalgia.  A meditative snapshot of a woman in a motel room.  Performance by Jenette Isaacson

Piece 2 - It feels like half of you is stuck somewhere else and the other half is straining forward. A weaving of shared memories reflecting on the minds earliest recollections. Music by Beth Hansen.  Images by Michelle Mellor.

Piece 3 - The visual imprint of pure thought abounds right out of the mind onto static and moving celluloid.  An abundance of overcompensation through childhood parties and familial gatherings… these are divorced memories.  Thoughtography by Chris Serios

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The 2016 New Mexico Italian Film Festival

Feb 16 to Feb 21
Tuesday to Sunday

2016 - An Italian Festivals of New Mexico Presentation

A UNM CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL BENEFIT!  For a full schedule of events & screenings plus links to purchase tickets, visit here.

The NM Italian Film & Culture Festival has been delighting audiences and gathering fans since 2007 when its founder, Ronaldo Patrizio-Steiner staged a four-day celebration of Italian cinema as a benefit for the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital. That first festival featured 12 films and a buffet. It was declared a huge success both as an artistic and a fundraising endeavor. It became Ronaldo’s passion and his annual gift to the community. When Ronaldo moved out of state after the 2012 festival, he left it in the hands of Italian Festivals of New Mexico, the non-profit organization he had established in 2010. Members of that organization, all volunteers dedicated to the cause of the Children’s Hospital and to showcasing Italian cinema and culture in New Mexico, stepped forward to continue the tradition. Thanks to those volunteers and to the enthusiastic and enduring support of our patrons and sponsors, the festival has become the largest, most significant Italian event in the state.

Now in its 9th year, the 2016 NM Italian Film & Culture Festival brings to The Land of Enchantment another strong line-up of recent, award-winning and highly-acclaimed Italian films in their local premieres. All films are in Italian with English subtitles and include a great mix of genres, from comedy to drama to romance. You don’t have to be Italian to enjoy this unique opportunity to explore contemporary Italy through the eyes and insights of celebrated Italian filmmakers. Join us!

AT THE GUILD CINEMA - 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 16 at 7pm - TI RECORDI DI MI? (REMEMBER ME?) 

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17 at 7pm - LA MIA CLASSE (MY CLASS)

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18 at 7pm - LA SCOPERTA DELL'ALBA (DISCOVERY AT DAWN)

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19 at 7pm - LA MAFIA UCCIDE SOLO D'ESTATE (THE MAFIA ONLY KILLS IN THE SUMMER)

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20 at 2:30pm - UNO SU DUE (ONE OUT OF TWO)

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20 at 7pm - VIAGGIO SOLO (A FIVE STAR LIFE)

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21 at 3:30pm - VIVA LA LIBERTA (LONG LIVE FREEDOM)

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Labyrinth - In honor of Mr. David Bowie & Mr. Jim Henson!

Feb 21
Sunday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Jim Henson - 1986 - 101m - No matinees

CO-PRESENTED BY BUBONICON 48!! 

ALSO PLAYING SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27 AT 10:30PM!  

Sarah (a teenage Jennifer Connelly) rehearses the role of a fairy-tale queen, performing for her stuffed animals. She is about to discover that the time has come to leave her childhood behind. In real life she has to baby-sit her brother and contend with parents who don't understand her at all. Her petulance leads her to call the goblins to take the baby away, but when they actually do, she realizes her responsibility to rescue him. Sarah negotiates the Labyrinth to reach the City of the Goblins and the castle of their king. The king is the only other human in the film and is played by a glam-rocking David Bowie, who performs five of his songs. The rest of the cast are puppets, a wonderful array of Jim Henson's imaginative masterpieces. Henson gives credit to children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, and the creatures in the movie will remind Sendak fans of his drawings. The castle of the king is a living M.C. Escher set that adults will enjoy. The film combines the highest standards of art, costume, and set decoration.

“If, like most of its fans who caught up with the film through VHS and afternoon television airings on the ABC, then seeing it on the big screen will surely rank as one of the most eye-opening, fantastical experiences of the year.” - Glenn Dunks, Trespass

“A real masterpiece of puppetry and special effects, an absolutely gorgeous children's fantasy movie.” - Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

“A remarkable achievement.” - Nina Darnton, New York Times

“An innovative mix of sophisticated puppetry and special effects, Labyrinth has all the components of classic myth.” - Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

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Durant's Never Closes

Feb 26
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Travis Mills - 2016 - 85m - All Seats $8

Starring Tom Sizemore, Peter Bogdanovich, Michelle Stafford and Jon Gries!

Jack Durant was a restaurateur, ladies man, and mysterious gentleman who maintained many connections to the mafia. From the backwoods of Tennessee to the world of Vegas at the time of Bugsy and finally as the owner of his famous steakhouse, Durant is a legend and dynamic character, at once charming, powerful and dangerous. This film tells his story during one day at his restaurant.

This film is based on the works of Mabel Leo and Terry Earp about the infamous Jack Durant.

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Facets Kids Vol. 2 - EMBRACING DIFFERENCES!

Mom’s Matinee

Feb 27 to Feb 28
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon ONLY!

Dir. various - 2015 - 93m - Mom's Matinee presents more movie festivals for the whole family! Still only a $5 admission too!

We’re all different. Some of us are tall, some short. Some dance to hip-hop while others prefer Irish step. Embracing our differences illuminates what make us unique, and the ways we can use our differences to bring us closer together. These films hail from an assortment of countries, from the USA all the way to Australia, and have a lot to teach us about embracing what makes us, well, us! Kids of all ages will discover what it means to accept and love each of our differences as they delve into the diverse people, cultures, and stories that make up our world. 

(Ex)Changed (Angad Singh, USA, 2011, 19 mins.)

A Tree & a Flower (Tomoko Oguchi, USA, 2010, 5 mins.)

Au Coeur Del'hiver (Isabelle Favez, Switzerland, 2012, 7 mins.)

Brushstrokes (Ken Kimmelman, USA, 1990, 5 mins.)

Frogs, Toads & Love (Barbara Parks/Maggie Kraisamutr, USA, 2006, 3 mins.)

Left-Handed (Baoqi Ye, Canada, 2002, 10 mins.)

Play Lunch (Cassandra Nguyen, Australia, 2011, 9 mins.)

My Name Is Tuan (Nguyen-Anh Nguyen, Canada, 2008, 6 mins.)

The Stubborn Mule & the Remote Control (Helio Villela Nunes, Brazil, 2010, 15 mins.)

Tomboy (Barb Taylor, Canada, 2008, 13 mins.).

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Labyrinth - In honor of Mr. David Bowie & Mr. Jim Henson!

Feb 27
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jim Henson - 1986 - 101m - No Matinees

CO-PRESENTED BY BUBONICON 48!! 

Sarah (a teenage Jennifer Connelly) rehearses the role of a fairy-tale queen, performing for her stuffed animals. She is about to discover that the time has come to leave her childhood behind. In real life she has to baby-sit her brother and contend with parents who don't understand her at all. Her petulance leads her to call the goblins to take the baby away, but when they actually do, she realizes her responsibility to rescue him. Sarah negotiates the Labyrinth to reach the City of the Goblins and the castle of their king. The king is the only other human in the film and is played by a glam-rocking David Bowie, who performs five of his songs. The rest of the cast are puppets, a wonderful array of Jim Henson's imaginative masterpieces. Henson gives credit to children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, and the creatures in the movie will remind Sendak fans of his drawings. The castle of the king is a living M.C. Escher set that adults will enjoy. The film combines the highest standards of art, costume, and set decoration.

“If, like most of its fans who caught up with the film through VHS and afternoon television airings on the ABC, then seeing it on the big screen will surely rank as one of the most eye-opening, fantastical experiences of the year.” - Glenn Dunks, Trespass

“A real masterpiece of puppetry and special effects, an absolutely gorgeous children's fantasy movie.” - Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

“A remarkable achievement.” - Nina Darnton, New York Times

“An innovative mix of sophisticated puppetry and special effects, Labyrinth has all the components of classic myth.” - Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

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"Red Carpet Burn" & "Nothing But The Truth" double feature with director in person!

Mar 1
Tuesday 5:45, 8:30

Dir. Mark Steven Shepherd - 120m total - All Seats $8

Santa Fe filmmaker, Mark Steven Shepherd will be on hand for Q & A and discussion!

RED CARPET BURN - A dissection of the commodity of celebrity” and favorite at last year’s Santa Fe Film Festival—is paired with Mark’s 1998 NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH, a powerful look at the O.J. Simpson trials.  These two witty, dark and entertaining “comedies” will screen as a pair twice!

NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH - One man’s humorous and disturbingly candid film about what really happened behind the scenes at the O.J. Simpson trials.  NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH looks at murder, madness and the media in a world where the truth is never black and white—and where instant celebrity status becomes the norm for anyone holding a winning lottery ticket to the “trial of the century.” 

"This extraordinary exploration of American popular culture examines that sideshow and reveals a surreal and disturbing world of media madness and racial division, where the truth is viewed in black and white.  NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH makes a profound statement about the current state of American discourse, racial division, and media obsessions.  This powerful, frequently humorous and always thought-provoking film will stimulate discussion…" - UC Berkeley

  “Mark Steven Shepherd wrote and directed this offbeat documentary about the commodification of celebrity and its manifestation in the tradition of — and public obsession with — the red carpet at awards shows and film festivals. The first-person film is clever and cynical in its depiction of fame worshippers who pay for seminars on how to get their faces in the public eye by crashing red carpets with no credentials, just trying to get their picture taken. Quentin Tarantino’s biological father teaches one such course; according to Shepherd, the guy has never actually met the award-winning filmmaker but he advises using your friends and relatives to get ahead. The productions values of Red Carpet Burn are purposely low-end, with awkward title-card fonts (Comic Sans makes an appearance) and hilariously terrible Photoshop and iMovie effects, as if to mock, or echo, the questionable psychological and intellectual stability of some of the subjects. Shepherd’s ultimate goal is to use the advice he gathers to get comely unknown teenagers onto the red carpet, first at the Academy Awards and then at Cannes, and to get the press to pay attention, using the right combination of youthful feminine appeal, a unique and fantastic evening gown, and basic hubris. No one escapes his droll ridicule — not even the red carpets themselves, which range from plush and blocks-long to crimson bathmats from discount store.”  — Jennifer Levin, PASATIEMPO

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Listen to the Voice

Mar 5
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Jeremy Salazar - 2016 - 55m total - DIRECTOR IN PERSON!

A series of synchronistic conversations and short stories filmed in Albuquerque, NM. A young man carrying a camera wanders the University area and documents the people he met and made connections with.

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FACETS KIDS VOL. 3 - Family & Community

Mom’s Matinee

Mar 26 to Mar 27
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon Only!

Dir. Various - 2014 - 2015 - Mom's Matinee continues with quality shorts offering an international perspective! All seats just $5

One of the most important pillars of society is family, but "family" means something a little bit different to each person. The films in Family & Community explore the various types of families that act as support systems, teachers, and caregivers. These films show that our families can often expand beyond our mother, father, and siblings to our pets, cousins, friends, and neighbors. Throughout this compilation, kids will engage with communities from the United States to Japan as they learn that while our traditions of family and community may be different, the underlying sense of love and care remains the same. Programming for Vol. 3 includes: 

Abidjan (Alexander Etseyatse, USA/Ivory Coast, 2010, 33 mins.),

Gerald's Last Day (Justin Rasch/Shel Rasch, USA, 2009, 10 mins.)

Mouse for Sale (Wouter Bongaerts, Belgium, 2010, 4 mins.) 

My Dad Ralph (Nicholas Wong, Canada, 2008, 11 mins.) 

Sabeel (Khalid Al-Mahmood, United Arab Emirates, 2010, 20 mins.)

INTERMISSION!

Seasons of Love (Grettel Batoon, USA, 2009, 4 mins.)

Sores & Sirin (Katrin Gebbe, Germany, 2008, 23 mins.)

The Scarecrow Girl (Cassio Pereira don Santos, Brazil, 2008, 11 mins.)

Tick Tock Time Emporium (Morgan Faust, USA, 2011, 16 mins.)

Twins in Bakery (Mari Miyazawa, Japan, 2013, 4 mins.).

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Detroit Wild City - A Free AIA Movie Night Special

Apr 28
Thursday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Florent Tillon - 2011 - 80m - An AIA Albuquerque movie night! Free but seating is limited so you must pick up a ticket first!

FREE Tickets are available at our box office beginning at 6pm the day of - Seating is limited - TWO TICKETS PER PERSON, PLEASE

An exploration of the rise and fall of Detroit. Compiling historical footage and interviews with the city's residents, this meditative documentary looks at a city reclaimed by nature and resettled by 21st century urban pioneers.

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FACETS KIDS VOL. 4 - Overcoming Obstacles

Mom’s Matinee

Apr 30 to May 1
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon Only!

Dir. various - 2014 & 2015 - 78m - Mom's Matinee returns with more smart, global films for kids! All seats just $5

Every day we are confronted with obstacles, big and small, which we struggle to overcome. The films in Overcoming Obstacles show characters as they overcome struggles with bullying, social acceptance, financial hardship, and other obstacles that at first might seem impossible to work through. This volume will help kids think through the ways they solve their own real-life problems and the ways they are empathetic towards others. Programming for Vol. 4 includes: 

Anatommy (Logan Cascia, USA, 2006, 5 mins.)

Beatless Nick (Kelly Morrison, Canada, 2007, 4 mins.)

Coast Warning (Aleksandra Shadrina, Russia, 2011, 7 mins.)

Josue and the Cassavastalk (Diogo Viegas, Brazil, 2009, 12 mins.)

Kibera Kid (Nathan Collet, Kenya, 2006, 11 mins.)

Len & Hugo (Chris Trebilcock, Canada, 2006, 21 mins.)

Rebelle (Mark Levie, Belgium, 2008, 6 mins.)

The Adventures of Pim & Pom (Gioia Smid, The Netherlands, 2011, 5 mins.)

The Most Scary Animal (Dmitry Rezchikov, Russia, 2008, 4 mins.)

Torty's Day Out (Suresh E., India, 2004, 3 mins.).

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The Vision Of Paolo Soleri: Prophet In The Desert - A Free AIA Movie Night Special

Oct 27
Thursday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Lisa Scafuro - 2013 - 88m - An AIA Albuquerque movie night! Free but seating is limited so you must pick up a ticket first!

FREE Tickets are available at our box office beginning at 6pm the day of - Seating is limited - TWO TICKETS PER PERSON, PLEASE 

A biographical documentary on the architect and environmentalist Paolo Soleri. Born in Torino, Italy in 1919, Soleri came to America in 1946 to mentor under Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West, Arizona. A biographical documentary on the architect and environmentalist Paolo Soleri. It is the story of an unprecedented artistic quest.

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