Special Events

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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DEAF COMEDY RETURNS with Levi & Kyle!

Jun 9
Thursday 10:15pm

Dir. These guys - Now - 75m approx - All Seats $10 - Voice interpreter provided!

Kyle and Levi have come up with a show that will have you laughing your ass off!  It's about road trips, bathrooms and all the crazy stories that may or may not be true!  You be the judge - DON'T MISS iT!

Questions - contact Levi at soreheal@gmail.com, (505)615-7181 (TEXT ONLY)

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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 Chaplin

"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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Burning Bodhi

Jun 18
Saturday 2pm ONLY!

Dir. Matthew McDuffie - 2016 - 94m - No Matinees

Kaley Cuoco ("The Big Bang Theory"), Sasha Pieterse ("Pretty Little Liars", Inherent Vice), Cody Horn (Magic Mike, End of Watch), Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen (Sideways, A Prairie Home Companion), Landon Liboiron ("Degrassi: The Next Generation", "Hemlock Grove", "Terra Nova") and Andy Buckley ("The Office", Jurassic World)

Lifelong friends stumble back home after high school when word goes out on Facebook that the most popular among them has died. Old girlfriends, boyfriends, new lovers, parents… The reunion stirs up feelings of love, longing and regret, intertwined with the novelty of forgiveness, mortality and gratitude. A “Big Chill” for a new generation. 

"HONEST AND EMOTIONALLY RESONANT. KALEY CUOCO DELIVERS A CAREER BEST PERFORMANCE"- MATT CONWAY, THE YOUNG FOLKS

"VARIATION ON 'THE BIG CHILL' GIVING THAT BELOVED REUNION CLASSIC A RUN FOR ITS MONEY." - KAM WILLIAMS, BARET NEWS SYNDICATE

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Morning Toons With New Mexico Entertainment Magazine

Jun 25
Saturday 9 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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