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EIFFEL

Jul 1 to Jul 4
Friday thru Monday 4:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Martin Bourboulon - 2022 - 108m - France - In French with English subtitles - No Matinees

STARRING ROMAIN DURIS AND EMMA MACKEY

After completing the Statue of Liberty, celebrated engineer Gustave Eiffel is on top of the world. Now, the French government is pressuring him to design something spectacular for the 1889 Paris World Fair. Eiffel's design plans suddenly change when he crosses paths with a mysterious woman from his past. Their long lost, forbidden passion inspires him to change the Paris skyline forever.

"It's a beautiful story about this affair." - Tim Cogshell, FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)

"Director Martin Bourboulon deploys a brisk and energetic pace, which keeps the film entertaining" - Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall

"The film is loaded with betrayal, miscommunications, family drama, bad press, and full-on corruption in the highest levels of government, but in the end it's the story of the ultimate act of love on a grand, metallic scale." - Steven Prokopy, Third Coast Review

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LOST ILLUSIONS

Jul 1 to Jul 4
Friday thru Monday 7:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Xavier Giannoli - 2022 - 150m - France - In French with English subtitles

WINNER OF SEVEN CESAR AWARDS INCLUDING BEST FILM!

Xavier Giannoli’s sumptuous adaptation of Honoré de Balzac’s epic novel, Lost Illusions is a ravishing vision of the birth of modern media.

Lucien de Rubempré (Benjamin Voisin) is an ambitious and unknown aspiring poet in 19th century France. He leaves his provincial town, arriving in Paris on the arm of his admirer, Louise de Bargeton (Cécile de France). Outmatched in elite circles, Lucien’s naive etiquette prompts Louise to retreat back to her husband, leaving the young poet to forge a new path.

Lucien makes a new friend in another young writer, Etienne Lousteau (Vincent Lacoste), who introduces him to the business of journalism where a salon of wordsmiths and wunderkinds make or break the reputations of actors and artists with insouciant impunity. Lucien agrees to write rave reviews for bribes, achieving material success at the expense of his conscience and soon discovers that the written word can be an instrument of both beauty and deceit. 

“Period-drama perfection. Acted with such terrific panache that not enjoying it is impossible.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“A beautiful piece of filmmaking, masterfully handled by Giannoli” - Sheila O'Malley, Roger Ebert . com

“Lost Illusions is sumptuous yet piercing, an expertly plotted social-relations saga of the kind that once typified prestige Hollywood cinema.” -Kyle Smith, Wall Street Journal

“With its stellar performances, dramatic orchestral score, and rich costume and set design, Lost Illusions is a worthwhile, sweeping narrative of love, lust and literary ambition.” - Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter

“The best newspaper movie since Citizen Kane.” - Armond White, NRO

“Giannoli has not only produced a meaty and provocative adaptation of a Balzac gem, but also one of the funniest and most romantic films of the year.” - Adam Solomons, Little White Lies

“A provocative, raunchy, exhilarating look at artistic compromise, corruption and ambition, giving us the first gangster movie with critics and journalists as its antiheroes.” - Rafael Motamayor, Collider

"Giannoli accomplishes one of French literature's trickier feats, finding uncanny resonances with our time ... [T]here’s nothing new about fake news, and it may shock today’s audiences to learn just how powerful — and how corrupt — the media was two centuries ago" - Peter DeBruge, Variety

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EMBROIDERED CONNECTIONS: Santa Fe and Bukhara

Jul 2
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Greg Polk - 2021 - 20m - ADMISSION: PAY WHATEVER YOU CAN!

A special event for the 2022 Santa Fe Folk Art Market!

BONUS!!  DIRECTOR IN PERSON AS THREE OF THE UBZEK ARTISANS FEATURED IN THE FILM WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE FOR TALK/Q&A!!

Bukhara, in the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan, began as a trading and cultural center on the ancient Silk Road and today is home to some of the finest artisans in the world. 

Santa Fe and Bukhara are Sister Cities and share a history as centers of trade and the arts. As a result the artisans of Bukhara have attended the Santa Fe Folk Art Market every year since it’s inception until 2020 when the pandemic brought the world to a standstill. 

In 2021 local documentary filmmaker Greg Polk traveled to Bukhara to make a film about how the pandemic was affecting the artists and to document their optimistic preparations for a post pandemic future. 

Embroidered Connections: Santa Fe and Bukhara presents an immersive experience of the sites and sounds of Bukhara and takes the viewer into many if its artisan workshops. It also captures the indomitable spirit of the city and the hopefulness as the artists prepare for the long awaited return to the Santa Fe Folk Art Market. 

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NEW YORK NINJA - A Vinegar Syndrome / Scream Screen special !

Jul 2
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. John Liu - 1984/2022 - 93m - ALL SEATS $8

VINEGAR SYNDROME REP / SCREAM SCREEN CURATOR THERESA MERCADO RETURNS TO THE GUILD CINEMA TO HOST THIS SPECIAL ONE NIGHT ONLY SCREENING!

Shot in 1984, but not edited or released until 2021, when its footage was discovered and restored by the film preservation and home video distributor Vinegar Syndrome!

New York Ninja was filmed in New York City, and was shelved after its original distribution company went bankrupt. The abandoned footage was eventually acquired by Vinegar Syndrome; without audio, storyboards, or scripts for the film, it was reconstructed by a new director, Kurtis M. Spieler, and dubbed dialogue was recorded by actors including Don "The Dragon" Wilson, Michael Berryman, Cynthia Rothrock, Linnea Quigley, Vince Murdocco, Matt Mitler, Leon Isaac Kennedy, and Ginger Lynn.

"A must-see for anyone who loves outrageous old action flicks, and who appreciates the labor of love that is film preservation." - Lee Jutton, Film Inquiry

"Memorable one-liners, absurdly imaginative fight choreography (one scene is inexplicably fought on roller skates), and a freeze frame ending that ranks amongst the best I've ever seen." - Dan Scully, ScullyVision

"With shoestring production values, Liu's energetically silly fight choreography, good use of stolen locations and 35mm imagery in first-rate preservative condition, "Ninja" has cheesily entertaining elements that it combines in a very lively fashion." - Dennis Harvey, Variety

"An affectionate example of-slash-tribute to Reagan Era grindhouse garbage." - Sean Burns, North Shore Movies

"It stands as both a testament to the determination and dogged efforts of film preservationists, and as one last taste of a belovedly dopey subgenre." - Oscar Goff, Boston Hassle

"Nirvana for Fans of Retro Action Trash ... an unearthed celluloid time capsule from the dankest days of Times Square" - Variety

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