Special Events

A Pistol For Ringo - Our Spaghetti Westerns Keeps A' Comin'!

Apr 27 to Apr 28
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Duccio Tessari - 1966 - 102m - No Matinees - Italy - In Italian with English subtitles

A BIG THANKS TO ITALIAN FILM FESTIVALS OF NM!

The original Ringo films introduced another iconic hero to the spaghetti western; a clean-cut sharp shooter who was markedly different to Clint Eastwood's Man With No Name.

In A Pistol For Ringo, the eponymous hero, played by Giuliano Gemma (Day of Anger, Tenebrae), infiltrates a ranch of Mexican bandits to save a beautiful hostage (Nieves Navarro, Death Walks on High Heels). In The Return Of Ringo, the gunslinger, now a veteran of war, disguises himself as a Mexican in order to take revenge on outlaws who have stolen his property and taken his wife.

Hugely successful upon their original release, thanks in part to the skilled direction of Duccio Tessari (The Bloodstained Butterfly, Death Occurred Last Night), the Ringo films proved influential on the Italian western, spawning numerous unofficial sequels, due to their gripping set-pieces and unforgettable musical scoring by Ennio Morricone. 

“Essential spaghetti western from the early days of the genre … (Director) Tessari tells his story very effectively, with acute dialogue (you'll learn what made equally born men different) and interesting plot twists.” - Simon Gelten, Spaghetti Western Database

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Journey Down the Gila - Protecting New Mexico's Last Wild River

May 2
Thursday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. David Garcia - 2019 - 100m approx - All Seats $10

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!  Presented by Heart of the GilaNew Mexico Wild and Center for Biological Diversity!

INCLUDING A SCREENING OF UPCOMING FILM "HEARTS ON THE GILA"

Can the lives and deaths of three teenage environmentalists help save one of America’s last wild rivers?

Four years after losing their teenage children in a tragic plane crash, three mothers embark on a thirty-six-mile boat journey down the Gila River and into the Gila Wilderness in Southwestern New Mexico. Their three kids, avid environmentalists, were studying the effects of a devastating forest fire when their plane went down in high winds. Passionate advocates for the wild, the children’s lives were inextricably linked to the Gila. As the mothers travel on kayaks down the river with varying levels of outdoor experience, their physical journey mirrors a journey of their souls through extreme grief as they pass through the heart of the Gila. What will they learn about themselves, their children’s legacy, and the importance of wild river systems to the spiritual health of humanity in a world where wild places are rapidly disappearing?

From New Mexico documentary filmmaker David Garcia comes the work-in-progress story of three grief-stricken mothers seeking solace and hope on the waters of one of America’s last wild rivers. Four years and multiple river trips in the making, Hearts on the Gila is a lush cinematic river level journey down one of America’s great natural treasures. As the film nears completion the filmmaker, supported by New Mexico Wild and Heart of the Gila, is taking a work-in-progress cut of the film on the road to share with select Southwestern communities that have a stake in the future of the threatened Gila River. Designed to raise awareness of the challenges facing the river, the screenings will be a rare opportunity for audience members to engage in a direct way with the filmmaking process and dialogue in person with the filmmaker and some of the film’s subjects. 

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Butterfly Kisses

May 3
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Erik Kristopher Myers - 2018 - 91m - No Matinees

Director in person!

A documentary within a documentary within a found footage feature and head above shoulders from the pack!  A Baltimore-based wedding videographer uncovers a shoebox full of tapes which seem to contain real-life footage of disturbing acts via a local urban legend "the Blink Man".  The videographer embarks on a quest to a small mining town to find the person who made the tapes, and goes down a very personal, very dark rabbit hole.

“One of the only found footage films to capture the original essence of The Blair Witch Project since the genre kicked into overdrive … Just a wonderfully uncomfortable viewing experience; one that’s creepiness and ominous atmosphere sneaks up on you at a startling pace.An unsettling, homegrown piece of horror cinema that’s going shake you to the core.” - Michael Therkelsen, HORROR SOCIETY

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INVINCIBLE CZARS live score to the 1925 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

May 3
Friday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Carl Laemmle - 1925 - 90m approx - All Seats only $10 for this special live & touring event!

Nearly a century later, an eclectic musical and film experience breathes life into seminal classics for this Halloween season. The most adventurous band from Austin, Texas — The Invincible Czars —are bringing their new score to town as they perform it live to the 1925 American silent film The Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney! The 30-city tour is coming to cities in the South, Midwest and East Coast, Ontario and all over Texas this fall – including several double feature performances of their widely praised score for the 1922 German film Nosferatu.

Fans, theaters and media have praised The Invincible Czars for making these near century-old movies “actually scary” for modern day audiences. The scores and their performances complements the tone and emotion on-screen at any given moment with as much cinematic flare as possible.

Set in nineteenth century Paris, Phantom of the Opera tells the story of unknown actress Christine Daae. Christine is the understudy for a famous lyric singer named Carlotta but a mysterious admirer (who sings through the walls to Christine) manages to scare Carlotta out of the role so that Christine can be the star of the show. But the admirer’s work comes with a serious price and Christine quickly finds herself trapped in the catacombs of the opera house with its Phantom and only her suspecting boyfriend to help her escape!

The Invincible Czars’ score for Phantom is mysterious and understated though not as minimal as their score for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It brings all the Czars’ staple instruments – violin, piano, bass guitar, flute and sounds effects. This time, the score features Josh Robins’ 7-string electric guitar with more effects than ever before used in a Czars silent film score.

The band encourages fans and attendees to dress for the Halloween season at these shows.

The Invincible Czars have been performing their own scores for early 20th century silent films for nearly a decade in historic/hip theaters, colleges, outdoor spaces, DIY arts centers, etc. The shows appeal to people of a wide range of ages and interests and you’ll find film buffs, music lovers, horror fans, sci-fi geeks, metalheads, goths, classical music fans among their audiences.

They’ve built an audience for themselves as much as the movies they accompany by adding movies to their catalog, creating original artwork and wardrobe, encouraging audience participation, recording their scores. The band toured all over the US in 2015-17 with their score for Nosferatu. Fans, theaters and media praised them for making the near century-old movie “actually scary” for modern-day audiences with their cinematic sensibility and precise performances.

The Czars use a mix of acoustic and electric instruments, sound effects and even vocals. They also borrow a little music from the classical realm in each of their scores. This time it’s Ravel’s “Rhapsodie Espanol”, Eric Satie’s “Gnossienne 3” and Guonod’s “Jewel Song” from Faust.

Phil Davidson – violin, keyboards, glockenspiel; Josh Robins – guitar, bass, percussion, loops; Aaryn Russell – bass guitar; Dylan Younger – woodwinds

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Siksa. Stabat Mater Dolorosa

May 4
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Piotr Macha + SIKSA - 2019 - 90m - No Matinees

A new musical based on SIKSA's "Stabat Mater Dolorosa", this is a performative dream of making a movie come true, where both the dream and the movie are like chewing gum that has been tasteless for too long. A nostalgic invitation to a dancing story about a girl returning to her childhood, when she dressed up as different women using her mother's wardrobe, and all the roles she played were to please herself. This film is a tool for reconstructing the scenes from the youth, as well as a baroque farewell to all the glitter and unicorns. Stabat Mater Dolorosa is like a bayonet slashing through modern times. She gives us micro-performances with all her body, and at her own risk. SIKSA's music is the scenario rejected, grinded, spat out, negated and intensified by the characters. Piotr Macha's camera is one of the murder weapons that SIKSA would like to use to screw up the modern reality. It's a language of art that SIKSA has been using almost unnoticed since 2014. A gun, a girl and death – those are the times we live in.

Siksa is the most divisive Polish artist in recent memory, whose radical and brutally honest performances are smashing the patriarchy one gig at a time. Coming from punk, literary and theatre backgrounds, her shows dissect the Polish consciousness. To quote her own words, she's a girl on a mission.

CK them out on Facebook & Bandcamp!

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Where Is The "I" In Infinite?

May 11
Saturday 12pm ONLY!

Dir. Sasha Menendez - 2017 - 120m - Suggested donation of $5

Edited by and featuring original music by Ryan Sciarrotta!

A thought provoking documentary film that captures interviews with a man/infinite essence named Tom Miles.  It delves into the telling of his story from early days growing up in Monte Vista, Colorado to his time in the Navy, to marriage, family, divorce, different career paths, and on to his finding lasting love.  All this is intermixed with clips of him pondering the nature of his own existence.  Recollections from loved ones and slice of life moments give added perspective to who Tom is.  His metaphysical tangents offer another perspective that there could be another side to who Tom, or any of us, might be. Tom’s journey brings about an unique appreciation of a life lived on Earth and it’s dreamlike so called reality.

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Ghostbusters - the Original 1984 comedy!

May 12
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Ivan Reitman - 1984 - 105m - All Seats $8

A NM ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE SPECIAL!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE, JUST SCROLL DOWN TO THE EVENT!  

DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 51 !

Beware of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man! 

Join New Mexico Entertainment Magazine for our monthly 80's movie screening at The Guild Cinema. This month is Ghostbusters. After the members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become "ghostbusters" to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction.

Presale ticket holders will be entered to win prizes including a custom poster for the screening created by artist Jon Sanchez.

MOVIEPASS IS NOT ACCEPTED AT NEW MEXICO ENTERTAINMENT MOVIE NIGHTS.  TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO YOU. Please bring your Hold My Ticket receipt with your current state ID and check in at the Guild Box Office 15 minutes before the show. If you do not have your receipt, please make sure if you have your ID. We will have a list at the box office. In the likelihood we have a sold-out performance or event, tickets are subject to be released for resale to those on the waiting list if you have not checked five minutes before the show starts. Thank you for your punctuality!

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!Three Amigos!

May 17
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. John Landis - 1986 - 104m - All Seats $8

NM ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE SPECIAL!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE AND SCROLLING DOWN TO THE EVENT!

New Mexico Entertainment magazine presents this month's late night movie at The Guild Cinema, The Three Amigos. Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.

MOVIEPASS IS NOT ACCEPTED AT NEW MEXICO ENTERTAINMENT MOVIE NIGHTS.  TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO YOU. Please bring your Hold My Ticket receipt with your current state ID and check in at the Guild Box Office 15 minutes before the show. If you do not have your receipt, please make sure if you have your ID. We will have a list at the box office. In the likelihood we have a sold-out performance or event, tickets are subject to be released for resale to those on the waiting list if you have not checked five minutes before the show starts. Thank you for your punctuality!

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Agora

May 18 to May 19
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Alejandro Amenabar - 2010 - 127m

MARCH FOR SCIENCE ALBUQUERQUE SPECIAL!

Alternating between cosmic splendor and human squalor, Agora is a movie of unusual ambition. In the last days of the Roman Empire, the Egyptian city of Alexandria is torn between the aristocratic pagan society and the emerging, rough-and-tumble Christians. As this broad cultural conflict teeters violently back and forth, the scientist-philosopher Hypatia (Rachel Weisz, The Brothers Bloom, The Fountain) struggles to resolve the motion of the planets with her belief in celestial perfection. Tangled in her life are three men: a Roman prefect (Oscar Isaac, Body of Lies), a Christian bishop (Rupert Evans, Hellboy), and a slave (Max Minghella, The Social Network) who turns to Christianity to escape his unrequited love for Hypatia. 

Its vivid depiction of one culture being brutally supplanted by another demonstrate a scope seldom found in contemporary film.

“Intelligent, stirring and, as the cultural devastation wrought by religious zealots plays out on screen, heartbreaking.” - Jason Best, Movie Talk

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The Occupation of the American Mind

Jun 8
Saturday 12:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Loretta Alper & Jeremy Earp - 2016 - 82m - FREE BUT SEATING IS LIMITED - DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED

Progressive Democrats of America/Central NM chapter special!

Polling shows strong global opposition to Israel’s illegal 50-year occupation of Palestinian land, and mounting outrage over Israel’s ongoing slaughter of unarmed Palestinian civilians who are fighting for their rights. Nevertheless, public sympathy and support for Israel within the US continues to hold strong. The Occupation of the American Mind zeroes in on this critical exception, breaking down the devastatingly effective public relations war that Israel and right-wing pro-Israel advocacy groups have been waging for decades in the US. Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, the film explores how the Israeli government, the US government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives and interests, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel’s favor. The result is a stunning look at how — and why — American media coverage of the conflict regularly minimizes the occupation, vilifies critics of Israeli policy, and dehumanizes the Palestinian people.

“I wish every American would watch this powerful documentary. Not only every person of conscience, but every taxpayer, must see it — and then ask themselves if the status quo is acceptable and can continue deep into the 21st century." - Gideon Levy, columnist for Haaretz newspaper of Israel

“Not only land, but also minds can be colonized. The brilliance of this documentary is that it manages to tell the story of both forms of colonization simultaneously. The first story reveals how Palestinian land was colonized and how the Palestinian people have been struggling for self-determination ever since. The second story uncovers how the American media has colonized the minds of its audiences and inverted the concrete relations of subjugation by transforming Israelis into victims and Palestinians into oppressors. The Occupation of the American Mind is a must see for anyone who is against colonization." - Neve Gordon, Professor of Politics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

“A remarkable achievement. Anyone who wishes to understand the deeper reasons for America's utter failure to bring peace to the region should begin by watching this powerful film." - Avi Shlaim, Professor Emeritus, Oxford University

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