Special Events

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 Invitation

May 3
Tuesday 9pm ONLY!

Dir. Karyn Kusama - 2016 - 100m - NO MATINEES

In this taut psychological thriller by Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body), the tension is palpable when Will (Logan Marshall-Green, Prometheus) shows up to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard, Into the Woods) and new husband David (Michiel Huisman, “Game of Thrones”). The estranged divorcees’ tragic past haunts an equally eerie present; amid Eden’s suspicious behavior and her mysterious house guests, Will becomes convinced that his invitation was extended with a hidden agenda. Unfolding over one dark evening in the Hollywood Hills, The Invitation blurs layers of mounting paranoia, mystery, and horror until both Will—and the audience—are unsure what threats are real or imagined.

“So sweat-inducingly tense that I could only watch it through laced fingers.” - Village Voice

“A perfectly pitched exercise in psychological dread.” - Variety

“A taut, nerve-jangling thriller.” - The Playlist

“An exceptionally unnerving thriller.” - Screencrush

“An excellent ensemble piece full of escalating dread.” - Collider

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Thirsty - a Music Motion Picture Premiere!

May 3
Tuesday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Phillip Torres - 2016 - 65m approx - FREE!

Shot by Ariel Rakes, Albuquerque creative company Concept Flux and Tucson hip hop group Jivin Scientists have teamed up for the fourth time to bring you the visually stimulating and thought provoking music motion picture, Thirsty.  It is a 3 song montage about a man's surreal journey through moments of his heartbroken relationship with the woman of his dreams. 

Also screening is Flying Lotus' short film F*ckkkyouuu directed by Eddie Alcazar, work by Alejandro Montoya, Sheridan O'Connell, and other talented filmmakers. 

 

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Purple Rain - SOLD OUT!!

May 4
Wednesday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Albert Magnoli - 1984 - 112m - All Seats $8 - A NM ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE SPECIAL PRESENTATION!

SOLD OUT!!  Be on the look out for other Prince commemorations around ABQ be it live shows and misc. honorings of that supremely talented musician!

Prince’s 1984 cult hit movie debut!  

Set against the subculture of the thriving Minneapolis music scene, a young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance and his own dissatisfied band as his star begins to rise!  

“Mesmerizing rock-video psychodrama … Prince magnetizes the camera with The Stare — a rivetingly narcissistic, come-hither gaze that’s equal parts genetics, attitude, and eyeliner.” - Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

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Track of the Moon Beast

May 6
Friday 10:30pm

Dir. Richard Ashe - 1976 - 81m

ALL SEATS $10 OR $5 IF YOU DONATE TO CITY ON THE EDGE!

CITY ON THE EDGE PODCAST PRESENTS A MADE IN NEW MEXICO 70s DRIVE IN HORROR FLICK!  GUEST SPEAKERS NM FILM SCHOLAR JEFF BERG, WEEKLY ALIBI EDITOR DEVIN O'LEARY, NEWSCASTER FEATURED IN THE MOVIE GARY KANIN PLUS THE GREAT LOCAL MUSICIANESS MAURO WOODY A.K.A. LADY URANIUM  MAYBE A LIVE INTRO BAND TOO!  STAY TUNED!

After a meteorite shower, a man transforms into a rampaging lizard monster, intent on death and destruction in this very low-budget feature with (ahem) amateurish effects and make-up by today's standards!   Bad movie club fans unite!  This is some serious hilarity!

 “Hyper-schlock at its most brilliantly painful. Idiot dialogue, petrified ‘acting’, and 70s ambiance combine to form a triad of perfect absurdity! Watch for the awesome ‘camper-dismemberment’ sequence!” - Bindy Sue Fronkunschtein

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Jeff Berg's MADE IN BOO! MEXICO: Sci-fi, Horror & Fantasy!

May 7
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

1951 - 2011 - ALL SEATS $ 7

A gently historic overview of some of the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror movies that have been filmed in NM, since the first one was released in 1951.  Included are clips from NM's first vampire film, a viewing of NM's only known movie monster, rising from Santa Cruz Lake, and Jamie Farr, 'Klinger' in M*A*S*H being subtly attacked by a man with a snake for an arm. Other delights ensue.

An all new show!

Unknown World- 1951 …

Journey to the Center of the Earth - 1959

The Devil’s Mistress - 1966…. . First NM horror film.

Brotherhood of Satan - 1972 

Gargoyles  - 1972 TV- Carlsbad   

Track of the Moon Beast 1976— (ABQ)

Superman -  1978

Monster-It Came from the Lake -  1979 

Nightwing - 1979

Curse II – The Bite- 1989

Tank Girl - 1995

Vampires- 1998  

Astronaut Farmer - 2006

Cowboys and Aliens - 2011 

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The Man Who Would Be Fred

May 7
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Bill Kelman - 1996 - 90m - All Seats $8

DIRECTOR PLUS SOME OF THE CAST IN PERSON!!  DONUTS BY LOCAL EATERY GREATS REBEL DONUTS!

See the Donut....Not the Hole

See the Donut....Not the Hole

See the Donut....Not the Hole

Yep, a rare indie that's a slap stick comedy!  A 20 year old film that is still funny and relevant today featuring performers from SECOND CITY and it's even executive produced by a collaborator of Stanley Kubrick projects !   This hilarious (soon to be midnight movie 90s cult hit) comedy shot in Venice, CA stars long time Venice resident Jeff Michalski, who is the seminal comedy improviser/educator highly praised by Stephen Colbert. Two brothers, down on their luck and in need of cash, cook up a scheme to create their own new religion. Their motto, See the Donut....Not the Hole, catches on beyond their wildest dreams.and more.  

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Serial Mom - A John Waters' Mothers Day Special!!

May 8 to May 9
Sunday and Monday 4:00, 6:00, 8:00

Dir. John Waters - 1994 - 95m

“Kathleen Turner should win an Oscar for her demented Mom role…” - Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid

BONUS!  THE MONDAY 4PM & 6PM SHOWS TO BE INTRODUCED BY TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD!

Writer/director John Waters offers an outrageous satire of suburban life--and the American fame industry for merchandizing mass murderers--with this hilarious black comedy about a Baltimore woman who's the ideal wife and mother, except for her habit of killing people who annoy her!

“An uproariously funny, marvellously malicious performance from Turner.” -Derek Adams, Time Out

“A loose remake of Female Trouble with Polyester's subversively accessible polish, Serial Mom is the strongest film of the post-midnight-movie chapter of John Waters's career.” - Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine

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Dinner at Eight

May 14 to May 15
Saturday and Sunday 1pm

Dir. George Cukor - 1932 - 111m - All Seats $5

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-PRESENTATION!

A masterfully-directed, poignant melodramatic comedy by director George Cukor and producer David O. Selznick, Dinner at Eight (1933) was filled with a tremendous cast of stars (inspired by the previous year's Grand Hotel (1932)—who are all invited to a Manhattan formal dinner party during the height of the Depression. Many of the stars in the film first became known in silent cinema, including John and Lionel Barrymore, and Marie Dressler.

The MGM film was based on the popular, dialogue-rich Broadway hit by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, that was originally produced on the stage by Sam H. Harris. The witty romantic comedy is filled with choice lines of dialogue, and revolves around various relationships between the characters. Suicide, financial ruin, love, infidelity, economic pressures, class conflict, the dawn of the talkies, divorce, aging and fading careers, and alcoholism affect their interactions.

The screenplay for the film was written by Herman Mankiewicz, Frances Marion, and Donald Ogden Stewart.

The 1932 film received no Academy Award nominations.

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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors featuring a live HAWK & A HACKSAW score!

May 17
Tuesday 5:45, 8:15

Dir. Sergei Paradjanov - 1964 - 92m - Russia - with English subtitles - All Seats $8

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is a boldly conceived and astonishingly photographed blend of enchanting mythology, hypnotic religious iconography, and pagan magic. And although its unsentimental depiction of the harsh realities of Russian regional history forced visionary director Sergei Pararadjanov (The Color of Pomegranates) into direct conflict with bureaucrats then controlling the Soviet film industry, the film became an international sensation when it was released in 1964.

"There is no devil in church, only among men." Deep in the Carpathian Mountains of 19th-century Ukraine, love, hate, life, and death among the Hutsul people are as they've been since time began. While young Ivan's mother mourns her husband's brutal murder, Ivan is drawn to Marichka, the beautiful young daughter of the man who killed his father. But fate tragically decrees that the two lovers will remain apart. Unhappily married to another woman and cursed by a sorcerer in this life, Ivan's obsession with his lost love lures him ever closer to a reunion with Marichka in death.

ABOUT HAWK AND A HACKSAW - Originally started by former Neutral Milk Hotel drummer Jeremy Barnes, A Hawk and a Hacksaw released its self-titled debut, on which Barnes played all the instruments and which explored 20th century American music, in 2004 on Leaf Records. The next year, after enlisting help from tuba player Mark Weaver, trumpeter Dan Clucas, and violinist Heather Trost, Barnes and the band issued Darkness at Noon, which was recorded in the U.K. and in Barnes' native Albuquerque, NM, and delved into both Eastern European and American folk music. Ever the traveler, Barnes went to Romania for the group's (which was by this time just him and Trost) third album, where he recorded songs for it with the Gypsy brass band Fanfare Ciocarlia. The Way the Wind Blows, which continued A Hawk and a Hacksaw's tradition of mainly instrumental fare, was then released in 2006. That same year, Trost and Barnes moved to Budapest, Hungary where they fully immersed themselves in the Eastern European musical tradition by playing and recording with the local Hun Hangár Ensemble, resulting in 2007's critically acclaimed EP A Hawk and a Hacksaw & the Hun Hangar Ensemble and its' 2009 sibling Deliverance. 

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L'Inhumaine - the 1925 Avant Garde Classic Restored!

May 18 to May 19
Wednesday and Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Marcel L'Herbier - 1925 - 122m - No Matinees

RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THIS MARVEL ON THE BIG SCREEN!

“On leaving the theatre one has the impression of having witnessed the birth of a new art.” - Adolf Loos

FEATURING AN ALLOY ORCHESTRA SCORE!  SPECIAL THANKS TO THE WONDERFUL FLICKER ALLEY!  IF YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE SPECIAL LIMITED SCREENINGS BUY THE BLU-RAY FROM THEM!

Released to intense controversy in 1924 for its cinematic and technical innovations, L’Inhumaine (The Inhuman Woman) is a visual tour-de-force; a fantastical, science-fiction melodrama; and a momentous collaboration of legendary figures from the avant-garde movement. Directed by Marcel L’Herbier (L’Argent, Feu Mathias Pascal) and starring the famous French opera singer Georgette Leblanc – who helped produce the film along with L’Herbier’s company, Cinégraphic – L’Inhumaine is most notable for the style of filmmaking. In L’Herbier’s words, it represents a “miscellany of modern art,” bringing together some of the greatest artists from the time period, including painter Fernand Léger, architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, glassmaker René Lalique, fashion designer Paul Poiret, and directors Alberto Cavalcanti and Claude Autant-Lara, among others, to create a collaborative cinematic experience.

Leblanc plays the “Inhuman Woman” of the title, Claire Lescot, who lives on the outskirts of Paris, where she draws important men to her like moths to a flame. At her luxurious parties, she basks in the amorous attentions of her many admirers while always remaining aloof. When it appears she is the reason for a young devotee’s suicide, however, her fans desert her. The filming of the concert where she’s raucously booed is a renowned piece of cinema history: L’Herbier invited more than 2,000 people from the arts and fashionable society to attend the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and play the part of the unruly audience. Among the attendees were Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Erik Satie, René Clair, James Joyce, and Ezra Pound (although none are actually visible).

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Carry On Screaming! - A Benefit for THE DOLLS!

May 20
Friday 11pm ONLY!

Dir. Gerald Thomas - 1966 - 92m - All Seats $10

A FUNDRAISER FOR THE DOLLS UPCOMING LIVE PRODUCTION OF "PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT" - A REGIONAL THEATRICAL PREMIERE!

The legendary local drag troupe The Dolls are hosting "Carry On Screaming", one of the most uproarious and funny films of all time.  The "Carry On" films were immensely popular from 1958 - 1992 and were known for their hilarious and searing parodies.  "Carry On Screaming" parodies the Hammer Horror films of the 50's and 60's.  So if you are a fan of horror films or comedy, you will not want to miss this outrageous film!  The Dolls will do a short skit prior to film!!! 

“An impeccable send-up of Hammer and Universal horror films by the Carry On gang.” - Film4

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No Mas Bebes

May 21
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Renee Tajima-Pena - 2015 - 80m - Only $4

A YOUNG WOMEN UNITED SPECIAL PRESENTATION WITH GUEST SPEAKERS T.B.A. !

They came to have their babies. They went home sterilized.  This is the story of immigrant mothers who sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were pushed into sterilizations while giving birth at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the 1960s and 70s. Led by an intrepid, 26-year-old Chicana lawyer and armed with hospital records secretly gathered by a whistle-blowing young doctor, the mothers faced public exposure and stood up to powerful institutions in the name of justice.

“Outrage may be America's leading source of energy right now, and it seems endlessly renewable. No Más Bebés adds to the supply but in an understated, melancholy way that leaves you more sad than angry.” - Mike Hale, New York Times

“As the struggle for reproductive rights continues in the 21st century, we might look back on such history in order to understand the consequences of denying women sovereignty over their own bodies.” - Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters

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Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

Mom’s Matinee

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

Dir. Roger Allers - 2015 - 85m - Mom's Matinee brings back a great one! In English - No Matinees

The Prophet, by celebrated Lebanese author Kahlil Gibran, is among the most popular volumes of poetry ever written, selling over 100 million copies in forty languages since its publication in 1923. Gibran’s timeless verses have been given enchanting new form in this painterly cinematic adventure about freedom and the power of human expression.

This breathtaking animated feature, produced and spearheaded by Salma Hayek, was an official selection at Cannes and made its North American premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. Written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King), the film intersperses Gibran’s elegant poetry within stunning animated sequences by filmmakers Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), Bill Plympton (Guide Dog), and a host of award-winning animators from around the world. Set in a Mediterranean sea-side village, Kamila (Salma Hayek) cleans house for exiled artist and poet Mustafa (Liam Neeson), but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter, Almitra, (Quvenzhané Wallis) out of trouble. The three embark on a journey meant to end with Mustafa’s return home – but first they must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in his words will incite rebellion. Featuring music from Damien Rice, Glen Hansard and Yo-Yo Ma.

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Dream On!

Jun 4 to Jun 5
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Roger Weisberg - 2016 - 98m - All Seats Just $4

In an epic road trip, political comedian John Fugelsang retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose study of our young country in 1831 came to define America as a place where anyone could climb the ladder of economic opportunity. Following in the Frenchman's footsteps, Fugelsang speaks with fast-food workers and retirees, prisoners and entrepreneurs, undocumented immigrants and community organizers about their hopes, dreams, and daily struggles. DREAM ON explores whether the optimistic spirit of the American Dream that Tocqueville observed is alive and well in the twenty-first century, or whether George Carlin was right when he famously quipped "It's called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it."

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Morning Toons with New Mexico Entertainment Magazine!!

Jun 4
Saturday 8 a.m.

varies - 100m approx - All Seats $10

PLAYING EVERY SATURDAY MORNING IN JUNE STARTING AT 8 a.m.!

ADVANCE ONLINE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

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 at The Guild Cinema. Kick back, have some breakfast, and enjoy the toons!

Morning Toons with NME is a LIMITED seat event!

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The Birdcage - In Celebration of Pride Month

Jun 10
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Mike Nichols - 1996 - 117m - ALL SEATS $10

A PRIDE AND EQUALITY MAGAZINE SPECIAL EVENT!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE!

Whether you're celebrating Pride or if you're a fan, join PRIDE & Equality for this special screening of this beloved comedy starring the late, great Robin Williams and Nathan Lane. With a performance from Oriah Lee and giveaways through the evening. This is an all-ages event!

The great improvisational comedy team of Mike Nichols and Elaine May reunited to (respectively) direct and write this update of the French comedy La Cage Aux Folles. Robin Williams stars as a gay Miami nightclub owner who is forced to play it straight and ask his drag-queen partner (Nathan Lane) to hide out when Williams's son invites his prospective--and highly conservative--in-laws and fiancée to a meet-and-greet dinner party. Gene Hackman and Dianne Wiest play the straight-laced senator and his wife, and Calista Flockhart (from television's Ally McBeal) plays their daughter in a culture-clash with outrageous consequences. May's witty screenplay incorporates some pointed observations about the political landscape of the 1990s and takes a sensitive approach to the comedy's underlying drama. Topping off the action is Hank Azaria in a scene-stealing role as Williams's and Lane's flamboyant housekeeper, "Agador Spartacus."

 

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Comic Geniuses When They Were Young!!

Jun 11 to Jun 12
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Various - 1910s to 1920s - 90m approx - All Seats Just $5

A BENEFIT FOR THE ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB!

Laff Movie Matinees!  Chaplin!  Keaton!  Lloyd! Plus Arbuckle and the Keystone Cops!

The Guild Cinema presents this benefit by screening top-notch-two-reelers made by filmland's comic geniuses in the amazing youth!

"THE IMMIGRANT" starring Charlie Chapline

"NEVER WEAKEN" starring Harold Lloyd

"BACKSTAGE" starring Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton and Al St. John 

"“THE GUSHER” starring Mabel Normand in a Keystone Cop comedy!

AND another Keystone Cop Comedy short!

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Morning Toons with New Mexico Entertainment Magazine!!

Jun 11
Saturday 8 a.m.

varies - 100m approx - All Seats $10

PLAYING EVERY SATURDAY MORNING IN JUNE STARTING AT 8 a.m.!

ADVANCE ONLINE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

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 at The Guild Cinema. Kick back, have some breakfast, and enjoy the toons!

Morning Toons with NME is a LIMITED seat event!

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Morning Toons With New Mexico Entertainment Magazine

Jun 25
Saturday 8 a.m.

varies - 100m approx - All Seats $10

ADVANCE ONLINE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

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 at The Guild Cinema. Kick back, have some breakfast, and enjoy the toons!

Morning Toons with NME is a LIMITED seat event!

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I Don't Belong Anywhere: The Cinema Of Chantal Akerman

Jun 28 to Jun 30
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Chantal Akerman - 2015 - 67m - French, Belgium - In French with English Subtitles

I DON'T BELONG ANYWHERE: THE CINEMA OF CHANTAL AKERMAN explores some of the Belgian filmmaker's 40 plus films, and from Brussels to Tel Aviv, from Paris to New York, it charts the sites of her peregrinations.

An experimental filmmaker, a nomad, Chantal Akerman shared with Marianne Lambert her cinematic trajectory, one that never ceased to interrogate the meaning of her existence. And with her editor and long-time collaborator, Claire Atherton, she examines the origins of her film language, and aesthetic stance.

I DON'T BELONG ANYWHERE includes excerpts from many films made throughout Akerman's career, including JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES (1975), NEWS FROM HOME (1976), THE RENDEZ-VOUS OF ANNA, JE, TU, IL, ELLE (1974), SOUTH (1998), FROM THE EAST (1993), FROM THE OTHER SIDE (2002), LÀ-BAS (2006), and, what would be Chantal Akerman's last film, NO HOME MOVIE (2015).

"A career-spanning documentary [that] provides valuable insights" —Variety

"Offers an overview of Akerman's career while showcasing the behind-the-scenes process of her work." —IndieWire

"The least sentimental love letter you'll ever come across." —Vogue

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No Home Movie

Jun 28 to Jun 30
Tuesday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Chantal Akerman - 2015 - 115m - France - In French with English Subtitles - NO MATINEES

In her essential final feature, Chantal Akerman documents her relationship with her mother, a Holocaust-survivor.

"At the center of Chantal Akerman's enormous body of work is her mother, a Holocaust survivor who married and raised a family in Brussels. In recent years, the filmmaker has explicitly depicted, in videos, books, and installation works, her mother's life and their own intense connection to each other. No Home Movie is a portrait by Akerman, the daughter, of Akerman, the mother, in the last years of her life. It is an extremely intimate film but also one of great formal precision and beauty, one of the rare works of art that is both personal and universal, and as much a masterpiece as her 1975 career-defining Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles." —New York Film Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Center

"It is as if Chantal Akerman, perhaps for the first time in her career, has revealed the core of her work and her wounds in the most naked of ways." —Cinema Scope

"[No Home Movie] was heartbreaking when I saw it last week and it is devastating now." —J. Hoberman, The New York Times

"Akerman brings us into her world, and through her challenging form allows us to understand her fragmented understanding of home." —Indiewire

"If Chantal Akerman's politics and aesthetics are devoted to a "historiography and theory of women in the home," as Jayne Loader says in a 1977 Jump Cut piece on Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, then No Home Movie, Akerman's stridently unsentimental love letter to Natalia, her recently deceased mother, necessarily unfolds as the culmination of those efforts." —Slant Magazine

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A Night In Casablanca

Jul 9 to Jul 10
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Archie Mayo - 1946 - 85m - All Seats $5

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-PRESENTATION!

After a five-year absence, the Marx Brothers returned to the screen in the independently-produced effort A Night in Casablanca. Originally conceived as a parody of Casablanca (with character names like "Humphrey Bogus" and "Lowen Behold"), the film emerged as a spoof of wartime melodramas in general. Someone has been methodically murdering the managers of the Hotel Casablanca, and that someone is escaped Nazi war criminal Heinrich Stubel (Sig Ruman). Disguised as a Count Pfefferman, Stubel intends to reclaim the stolen art treasures that he's hidden in a secret room somewhere in the hotel, and the only way he can do this undetected is by bumping off the managers and taking over the hotel himself. The newest manager of Hotel Casablanca is former motel proprietor Ronald Kornblow (Groucho Marx), who, blissfully unaware that he's been hired only because no one else will take the job, immediately takes charge in his own inimitably inept fashion. Corbacchio (Chico Marx), owner of the Yellow Camel company, appoints himself as Kornblow's bodyguard, aided and abetted by Stubel's mute valet Rusty (Harpo Marx). In his efforts to kill Kornblow, Stubel dispatches femme fatale Beatrice Reiner (Lisette Verea) to romance the lecherous manager, leading to a hilarious recreation of a key comedy sequence in the Marxes' earlier A Day at the Races.  Some of the best visual gags were conceived by an uncredited Frank Tashlin, including Harpo's legendary "holding up the building" bit!

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Bound For Glory - In Honor of Woody Guthrie's Birthday

Jul 12 to Jul 14
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 7:30

Dir. Hal Ashby - 1976 - 147m

Director Hal Ashby's meticulously detailed bio-pic of the politically engaged singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie!

By strumming his guitar with words of inspiration, Woody Guthrie instilled hope in the hearts of downtrodden Americans everywhere during the 1930s Depression. Now, the extraordinary life of this legendary balladeer and poet is captured in this "elegantly crafted, hugely beautiful and interesting film, which reveals loving integrity in every frame" (Los Angeles Times)! Winner* of two OscarsÂ(r) and starring David Carradine, Bound for Glory features "magnificent cinematography" (New York) and an amazing score adaptation. It's 1936, and the Great Depression is forcing droves of people from the dust bowls of Texas to the alluring green fields of California...and unemployed sign-painter Woody Guthrie is among them. Determined to find a better life out west, Guthrie hitchhikes, hops freight trains and sings his way across America, uplifting the spirits of the poor with his homespun wisdom and fiercely fighting for a better life for all. Featuring classic Guthrie tunes including "This Land Is Your Land," this "moving, inspiring" (The Hollywood Reporter) portrait of an American icon is "one of [the] year's most admirable and triumphant surprises" (Los Angeles Times)! *1976: Cinematography, Music (Adaptation Score)

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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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