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Mar 27
Friday 4:00, 6:00, 8:00 ONLY!

Dir. David Cross - 2014 - 96m

Legendary comedian/actor David Cross (Mr. Show, Arrested Development) makes his feature directorial debut with this comedy about an anxious municipal worker who becomes a viral video superstar, which drives his fame-obsessed daughter nuts. Incensed by a series of perceived injustices being committed by his local government, Dave records a series of caustic rants that spread across the internet like wildfire, drawing a horde of benevolent Brooklyn hipsters eager to fight the power. The hilarious cast includes Michael Cera, Erinn Hayes and David Kuechner!

"Hilarious satire, measuring small-town idiocy against narcissistic Hipster activism" –Ion Cinema

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The Babadook - special encore one night only!

Mar 27
Friday 10pm ONLY!

Dir. Jennifer Kent - 2014 - 94m - Australia - No Matinees

Director of THE EXORCIST, William Friedkin, said this was the scariest movie he's ever seen!

Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both.    When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour, is forced to medicate him.  But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.

"An expertingly unsettling horror film!" - Time Out, New York

"One of the strongest, most effective horror films of recent years - with awards-quality lead work from Essie Davis, and a brilliantly designed new monster who could well become the break-out spook archetype of the decade." - Kim Newman, Empire Magazine

"Manages to deliver real, seat-grabbing jolts while also touching on more serious themes of loss, grief and other demons that can not be so easily vanquished." - Scott Foundas, Variety

"What's been delivered here is a potent brew of psychological terror mixed with a genuinely spooky story, making The Babadook easily the best horror movie of recent years." - George Byrne, Irish Independent

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Anderson Twins: Adult Comedy Show

Mar 28
Saturday 10pm ONLY!

Dir. The Anderson Twins! - Now! - 90m approx - ALL SEATS $10 - VOICE OVER INTERPRETER PROVIDED

AN ANDERSON PRODUCTIONS PRESENTATION!

Need a good laugh??  Come check this out!  Clay and Levi have come up with a show that will have you laughing your ass off.  It's about life ... all the crazy stories that may or may not be true - you be the judge!  DON'T MISS IT!

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Holbrook/Twain

Mar 28
Saturday 4:30, 7:00

Dir. Scott Teems - 2015 - 95m

ALSO - DON'T MISS HAL HOLBROOK'S LIVE PERFORMANCE AT POPEJOY ON FRIDAY MARCH 27 @ 8PM!

Join legendary Hollywood actor Hal Holbrook in person at a screening of HOLBROOK/TWAIN, the new documentary about his inspired portrayal of Mark Twain, and the relevance of Twain's work for today. This is a very rare opportunity to see Mr Holbrook in person. Two screenings only,4.30pm and 7pm!

"Celebrated actor Hal Holbrook has carved out a prolific career in film, television and theater, but one role, which he has played since 1954, has become indelibly associated with him: Mark Twain. For 60 years, Holbrook has been touring with his award-winning one-man show, "Mark Twain Tonight!," in which he portrays the renowned American writer and satirist before sold-out crowds. Doling out Twain's priceless and still relevant morsels of wit and wisdom, Holbrook has performed the show in all 50 states, internationally, on television, Broadway and behind the Iron Curtain. Filmmaker Scott Teems takes us behind the scenes with Holbrook for an intimate peek at Twain's continuing influence on our culture and the dedicated actor who brings him to life." – AP

Tickets available now at MOVIES AND MEANING!

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The Boy With The Green Hair

Mom’s Matinee

Mar 28 to Mar 29
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon ONLY!

Dir. Joseph Losey - 1948 - 82m - MOM'S MATINEE IS BACK! ALL SEATS $5

Made in the hopeful post-World War II era that produced such classics of social conscience as Gentlemen's Agreement, Pinky and Home of the Brave, this provocative film is a fable for its time - and ours. It tells the supernatural-tinged story of an orphan who finds a safe haven in small-town America...until the day his hair turns green. Then the townfolk turn against him, frightened by the change they cannot understand. A call for tolerance, an inspiring statement that "different" doesn't mean "threatening," The Boy with Green Hair boasts a fine cast (Robert Ryan, Pat O'Brien, Dean Stockwell), a popular theme song (Nature Boy) and the feature-film debut of director Joseph Losey (The Servant, The Go-Between).

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UNPOPULAR OPINION is back! L.A.'s Only Funny Podcast

Apr 2
Thursday 10:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Adam Tod Brown, Jeff May and Genevieve Mueller - NOW - 60m approx - $8 General / $6 UNM students with i.d.s

Adam Tod Brown is an editor and columnist at Cracked.com and host of the damn amazing Unpopular Opinion podcast. As coincidence would have it, he also hosts a stand-up comedy show of the same name the first and third Tuesday of every month at Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica. He's performed at fun places like The Stand in NYC and The Improv in Hollywood and has written for the likes of Playboy.com, TheSmokingJacket.com, and Uproxx.com. He believes he can fly. He believes he can punch the sky. 

Genevieve Mueller is a writer and comedian living in Albuquerque. Genevieve has a bimonthly column called Comedy Matters in the Weekly Alibi and performs all over the country. Bob Odenkirk said “Thank you for quoting me perfectly” and then gave her a high?five. She was on RISK! (Episode 610) and recently opened for Doug Stanhope and Marc Maron. She co-hosts Dead Things Podcast with Will Bolt.

Jeff May is a comic who used to teach your kids about book stuff in the Boston public school system. He's a frequent guest on the Unpopular Opinion podcast and That Hashtag Show and is probably telling jokes somewhere in Los Angeles at this exact moment.  

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Bill The Galactic Hero!

Apr 3 to Apr 4
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm

Dir. Alex Cox - 2015 - 90m - All Seats $7

50% of the proceeds will go to ABQ JUSTICE, a grass roots organization for homeless justice and ending police brutality.

SPECIAL THANKS TO BUBONICON 47 WHO WILL BE PROVIDING DOOR PRIZES!  

From director Alex Cox (SID AND NANCY, REPO MAN, WALKER) and based on the Soylent Green writer Harry Harrison's novel of the same name - a science fiction comedy channeling AMERICAN ASTRONAUT (!) about the dynamic Human vs Chingers war. Filmed at the beautiful CU, Boulder Campus and featuring an Iggy Pop title tune!

The director describes Bill as “a classic anti-war science fiction novel” and a “counterblast to STAR$HIP TROOPERS.”  Cox makes its prole’s-eye view of war sound timely: "It’s told not from the flight deck but from the engine room: or to be more exact, the fusebays, where ranks of expendable Fusetenders Sixth Class wait to replace burned-out fuses, or die."

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Jazz On A Summer's Day

Apr 4
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Bert Stern - 1959 - 85m - A NEW MEXICO JAZZ WORKSHOP SPECIAL EVENT - DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED!

More info on the presenting organization here.

An incredible collection of classic live performances, Jazz on a Summer''s Day captures Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Chuck Berry, Mahalia Jackson, and many others performing at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival!

"Shot in gorgeous color, it's probably the best feature-length jazz concert movie ever made." - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

"The sense of well-being is immense." - Dave Kehr, New York Daily News

"As generous a dish of top jazz music as any cat could take in one gulp." -  Bosley Crowther, New York Times

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Unfinished Spaces - a free AIA movie night screening!

Apr 9
Thursday 7:00, 9:00

Dir. Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray - 2012 - 86m - AIA Albuquerque Movie Night - Architects in Film - FREE BUT SEATING IS LIMITED!

FREE Tickets are available at our box office beginning at 5:30 - 6:30 pm - Seating is limited - TWO TICKETS PER PERSON, PLEASE 

Multi-layered story of Cuba's National Art Schools project, designed by three young artists in the wake of Castro's Revolution.

"Truly exceptional...Confirms that the real power of architecture lies in its ability to both capture the spirit of a place, time and people." - Robert McCarter, practicing architect, Professor of Architecture, Washington University

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Experiments in Cinema v10.T36 - A Basement Films Event!

Apr 15 to Apr 19
Wednesday to Sunday

2015 - Show times t.b.a.

Experiments in Cinema v10.T36 will celebrate it's 10th anniversary at the Guild Cinema April 15-19, 2015.  In addition to screening 100 film from 35 different countries we will host several special events.  Mike Morris (programmer for the Dallas Video Festival) will be in attendance to stage his expanded cinema live performance, Polish film scholar Kamila Kuc will screen historic avant garde films from that country which have never been seen before in the US, and Argentinean media artists and festival organizers Andres Denegri and Gabriela Golder will present programs of their own work as well as selections from their Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento festival in Buenos Aires.  Additionally, San Francisco based filmmaker Kerry Laitala will host a hands-on filmmaking workshop and our artist in residence this year will be Caryn Cline!

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Buzzard

Apr 17 to Apr 18
Friday and Saturday 10:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Joel Potrykus - 2015 - 97m - No Matinees

Marty is a caustic, small-time con artist drifting from one scam to the next.  When his latest ruse goes awry, mounting paranoia forces him from his lousy small town temp job to the desolate streets of Detroit with nothing more than a pocket full of bogus checks, a dangerously altered Nintendo® Power Glove, and a bad temper.  Albert Camus meets Freddy Krueger in BUZZARD, a hellish and hilarious riff on the struggles of the American working class.

"EXTREMELY FUNNY... You kind of want him to succeed in his petty rebellion against boredom, conformity and corporate blandness, and you kind of want him to be punched in the face."- A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Office Space on crack.” - Indiewire

"The incredible Joshua Burge is a Buster Keaton for the 99%" - Nicholas Elliott, BOMB Magazine

"Potrykus has fashioned a vigorous and strangely compelling character study, a sustained burst of punk-rock ferocity, and one of the most original American films to emerge in some time."- Calum Marsh, Village Voice

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Este Does Not Make A Movie

Apr 18
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Nicholas B. Munoz - 2015 - 72m - All Seats Just $2 - Cast & Crew In Person!!

Starring Estevan Munoz, Ryan Turri, and Matt Peterson.  Written by - Nicholas Munoz, Estevan Munoz, and Ryan Turri!

A young avant-garde filmmaker, ESTE (Estevan Munoz), gets hired to be  the "Behind-the-Scenes" DIRECTOR of a local indie film entitled, "ABE  MAKES A MOVIE". A project that quickly sends him down into a SPIRAL of  madness and chaos.

WARNING: Adult language and brief rear nudity!

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Crime Wave a.k.a The Big Crimewave

Apr 20 to Apr 23
Monday to Thursday 8:30pm ONLY!

Dir. John Paizs - 1985 - 80m - No Matinees

IN ANTICIPATION OF OUR 11 ANNUAL SUMMER FESTIVAL OF FILM NOIR!

"One of the best known and respected Canadian "cult" films, Crime Wave carries on in the unabashedly Canadian tradition of Goin' Down The Road, while providing the viewer with an experience entirely outside traditional mainstream Canadian film.

Crime Wave stars its director John Paizs as Steven Penny, a young filmmaker who is trying to make a "colour crime movie" called Crime Wave. Only he can't come up with the middle of the film, just variations on the beginning and ending. Steven is obsessed with colour crime, and filmmaking. He reads Colour Crime Quarterly magazine, and has posters in his room for 1950s B-movies like Teenage Crime Wave, Outside The Law and Stolen Face.

The movie is narrated by Kim, the little girl of a family that rents Steven a room above their garage. Steven teaches Kim different things about colour crime movies. He shows her his Bolex camera, explains why he only writes by streetlight, and plays her an audio tape which captured the sound of a camera that he borrowed from the NFB being run over by a car. In return, Kim tries to help Steven with making his movie." - CANUXPLOITATION

"Each and every time I see the film, I'm not only howling with laughter as hard as I did when I first saw it, but absolutely floored by how astoundingly brilliant and original it is." - Greg Klymkiw, Electric Sheep

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Planetary - An Earth Day Special Screening!

Apr 22
Wednesday 4:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Guy Reid - 2015 - 84m - No Matinees

The provocative and breathtaking film from the Planetary Collective and that brings into focus our connection to all living things on planet Earth.

The planet is suffering form a series of crises: crises in the environment, society, economics, and ecology. There is also a crisis of perspective: how to place oneself in the context of life on earth; how to see our home in a larger worldview; how to justify our lifestyle choices in relation to our fragile planet. It can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate through these questions yet everyone is seeking the answers. What is required is a shift in culture, a new way to see our planet and each other and PLANETARY shows us how.

Some of the greatest thinkers of our time offer insights on how to achieve a sustaining global society. With intimate interviews from renowned experts including astronauts Ron Garan and Mae Jemison (the first African American woman in space), celebrated environmentalist Bill McKibben, National Book Award winner Barry Lopez, anthropologist Wade Davis, National Geographic Explorer Elizabeth Lindsey and Head of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu school, the 17th Karmapa and others along with stunning cinematography and a remarkable soundtrack, PLANETARY shows us that the guidance we need comes from within.

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The Secret Garden

Mom’s Matinee

Apr 25 to Apr 26
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon

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

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

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Song of the Sea

Mom’s Matinee

May 30 to May 31
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon

Dir. Tomm Moore - 2014 - 93m - MOM'S MATINEE brings back a total enchanter - Ireland/Luxembourg/Belgium/France/Denmark - All Seats $5

From the filmaker of THE SECRET OF KELLS!  Oscar nominated for Best Animation Feature too!

The story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. Song of the Sea features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny. Music is by composer Bruno Coulais and Irish band Kíla, both of whom previously collaborated on The Secret of Kells.

Song of the Sea was produced by Cartoon Saloon in co-production with European partners Melusine Productions (Luxembourg), The Big Farm (Belgium), Nørlum (Denmark) and Superprod (France), with the support of The Irish Film Board, Broadcasting Authority Of Ireland, TG4, Section 481, Eurimages, Luxembourg Film Fund, Wallimages, Centre du cinema et de l’audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Danish Film Institute, West Danish Film Fund and Danish Radio.

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Ernest & Celestine

Mom’s Matinee

Jun 27 to Jun 28
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon

Dir. Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar and Stephan Aubier - 2012 - 80m - MOM'S MATINEE brings back a great one! - France - In English - All Seats $5

OSCAR NOMINATED FOR BEST ANIMATION FEATURE 2014!  Featuring the voices of Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman and Jeffrey Wright!

Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer – and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn't long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities.

Fresh from standing ovations at Cannes and Toronto, Ernest & Celestine joyfully leaps across genres and influences to capture the kinetic, limitless possibilities of animated storytelling. Like a gorgeous watercolor painting brought to life, a constantly shifting pastel color palette bursts and drips across the screen, while wonderful storytelling and brilliant comic timing draw up influences as varied as Buster Keaton, Bug Bunny and the outlaw romanticism of Bonnie and Clyde. Bringing it all together is the on-screen chemistry between the two lead characters – a flowing, tender and playful rapport that will put a smile on your face and make your heart grow.

Based on the classic Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest & Celestine won France's César Award for Best Animated Feature, and has been nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 86th Academy Awards. 

"Extraordinary! To call it one of the most beautiful animated films in recent years is not enough. It is enchanting!" - Le Monde

"A Wonder! From start to end the film overflows with humor,  poetry, music and tenderness." - Le Figaro

"Just about perfect!  Loaded with charm and adventure and without a speck of smarm, this elegantly paced, sometimes dark and frequently funny animated treat should be embraced worldwide." - Screen International

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