Coming Soon

Jo Jo Rabbit

Feb 21 to Feb 24
Friday to Monday 3:45, 8pm

Dir. Taika Waititi - 2019 - 109m

Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

"Taika Waititi's film is tender, daring, and sharp -- precisely pitched so that it keeps its path steady and its ambitions in check." - Clarisse Loughrey, Independent (UK)

"Bold in its inversion of expectations and its reimagining of a familiar subject. There's nothing trivial about it." - Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald

"It's so very enjoyable, not to mention offbeat and bizarre, all in a good way." - Diane Pershing, Malibu Times

"Lovely from start to finish. It is unflinching in its allegiance to joy and mirth, no matter how depraved and depressing human beings and their actions tend to be." - Oggs Cruz, Rappler

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The Cave - Oscar contender for Best Documentary

Feb 21 to Feb 24
Friday to Monday 6pm

Dir. Feras Fayyad - 2019 - 95m - Syria - In Arabic with English subtitles - No Matinees

From National Geographic Documentary Films (FREE SOLO), Oscar nominee Feras Fayyad (“Last Men in Aleppo”) delivers an unflinching story of the Syrian war with his powerful new documentary, THE CAVE.

For besieged civilians, hope and safety lie underground inside the subterranean hospital known as The Cave, where 30 year-old pediatrician and managing physician Dr. Amani Ballor and her colleagues have claimed their right to work as equals alongside their male counterparts, doing their jobs in a way that would be unthinkable in what's left of the oppressively patriarchal culture that exists above.   Following the women as they contend with daily bombardments, chronic supply shortages, and the ever-present threat of chemical attacks, THE CAVE paints a stirring portrait of courage, resilience and female solidarity.

"A blistering documentary about death defiance in a war zone." - Nigel Andrews, Financial Times

"A profile in courage under fire, The Cave sometimes relieves its enervating tension with occasional MASH-like interludes of levity: a surprise birthday party, some bickering over rice recipes, thoughtful drags on cigarettes." - Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out

"It's no surprise the film won the People's Choice Documentary Award at this year's Toronto International Film Festival." - Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail

"A raw, urgent film about one of the great humanitarian crimes of our times, made all the starker for the utter lack of a global response." - Christopher Machell, CineVue

"To not see it - and Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts's likeminded For Sama, as well - is to bury one's head in the sand." - Graham Fuller, The Arts Desk

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The Last Unicorn - original, uncut 1982 cult fave!

Feb 21 to Feb 22
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jules Bass & Arthur Rankin Jr. - 1982 - 93m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! $8 General / $6 students

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The Enchanted Tale of The Last Unicorn!

Upon hearing that she may be the very last of her kind on Earth, a Unicorn (Mia Farrow) goes in search of others like her. Her quest won’t be easy, as it leads her straight to the evil King Haggard (Christopher Lee) and his infamous Red Bull! And the journey is made even more complicated when, to protect her from the envious wrath of Haggard, a spell is cast to turn the Unicorn into the Lady Amalthea, a beautiful, young human woman. But with this new body comes new thoughts and feelings, such as love for Haggard’s son, Prince Lir (Jeff Bridges). Will Amalthea get lost inside this new body? Will she meet the fate of the other Unicorns? Or will she be able to defeat Haggard and his Red Bull with the aid of her friends, Schmendrick the bumbling magician (Alan Arkin) and Molly Grue (Tammy Grimes)? 

From Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass (The Hobbit), comes a magical adventure with an all-star cast, including Mia Farrow, Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee, Alan Arkin, Tammy Grimes, Angela Lansbury, Rene Auberjonois and Robert Klein, and unforgettable songs from the rock band, America! The original, uncut version!

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Young Lakota - Special Anniversary Screening!

Feb 22
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Marion Lipschutz & Rose Rosenblatt - 2012 - 83m - All Seats $7

AN INDIGENOUS WOMEN RISING SPECIAL!  Proceeds will go to the Indigenous Women Rising Abortion Fund

The Pine Ridge Reservation is no stranger to strife and heartbreak, stark realities and inspired idealism. In Young Lakota, we are brought directly into the emotional and often uncertain journey of Sunny Clifford, her twin sister Serena, and their politically ambitious friend Brandon Ferguson, who all share the compelling desire to make a difference for themselves and their community. Their political awakening begins when Cecelia Fire Thunder, the first female president of their tribe, defies a proposed South Dakota law criminalizing all abortion by threatening to build a women’s clinic on the sovereign territory of the reservation. Sunny, just back on the reservation after two years in college, Serena, unwed and with a toddler, and Brendan with two little boys, find themselves immersed in this political battle as they struggle between opportunity and principle; between selling out or staying the course through twists and turns that they could not have anticipated. 

This is a uniquely sensitive portrayal of bright young people finding their way, as the film follows the surprising highs and lows of the statewide referendum on abortion and a divisive tribal election. Young Lakota tells the tale of the diverging paths Brandon and Sunny begin to take. Ultimately it is the complex interplay of personal choice, cultural, economic and political circumstance that defines who they are and what kind of adults they are becoming. Beyond the divisiveness and turmoil, the stark disappointments and heady triumphs, Sunny’s courage and Cecelia Fire Thunder’s wisdom gives Young Lakota a sense of enduring possibility and of life being lived deeply that will resonate with any audience.

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Dosed - the multi award winning documentary!

Feb 23
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Tyler Chandler - 2019 - 82m - $10 EARLY BIRD / $12 CLOSER TO PLAYDATE!

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After many years of prescription medications failed her a suicidal woman turns to underground healers to try and overcome her depression, anxiety, and opioid addiction with illegal psychedelic medicine like magic mushrooms and iboga.

Adrianne’s first dose of psilocybin mushrooms catapulted her into an unexpected world of healing where plant medicines are redefining our understanding of mental health and addiction.

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Chinese Portrait

Feb 25 to Feb 27
Tuesday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Wang Xiaoshuai - 2019 - 79m - China - no matinees

From acclaimed director Wang Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycle; So Long, My Son) comes a personal snapshot of contemporary China in all its diversity. Shot over the course of ten years on both film and video, the film consists of a series of carefully composed tableaus of people and environments, each one more extraordinary than the last.

Pedestrians shuffle across a bustling Beijing street, steelworkers linger outside a deserted factory, tourists laugh and scamper across a crowded beach, worshippers kneel to pray in a remote village. With a painterly eye for composition, Wang captures China as he sees it, calling a temporary halt a land in a constant state of change.

"A stunning trip through modern China, a vast country with a diverse population and landscapes." -Alissa Wilkinson, VOX

"A spellbinding snapshot of a time and place, both of which are rapidly disappearing." -Patrick Gamble, Kinoscope

"More than just chronicling a country in transformation, Chinese Portrait signals seismic shifts in cinema as well." -Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter

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Confucian Dreams

Feb 25 to Feb 27
Tuesday to Thursday 4pm, 8pm

Dir. Mijie Li - 2019 - 82m - China - Mandarin w/ English subtitles

Filmmaker Mijie Li's first feature (she co-produced Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert's American Factory), Confucian Dream is an observational documentary about a Chinese woman's embrace of the ancient philosophy of Confucianism and how it affects her family.

Chaoyan, a young wife and mother, believes the ancient teachings of Confucianism will restore balance, respect and morality to her home. She involves her four-year-old son in the rigorous routine of chanting daily mantras. Little Chen may not yet understand the recitations' meanings, but mom is confident she's planting a seed for the future.

Chaoyan's husband finds the daily practice excessive, and indeed many Chinese people today criticize it as feudalistic, conservative, and counter-revolutionary. While Confucianism's primary purpose is to instill peace and harmony, the opposite occurs between Chaoyan and her husband as their beliefs clash and their arguments escalate, bringing forth a gripping portrait of marital and parental crisis.

"With great sensitivity, Confucian Dream presents the viewer with the specific outcome of a woman's conversion, but at its heart, it explores universal truths about relationships." - Chelsea Phillips-Carr, POV Magazine

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Fantastic Fungi - ENCORES!

Feb 28 to Mar 2
Friday to Monday 5:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Louie Schwartzberg - 2019 - 81m - No Matinees

TICKETS GO ON SALE AT OUR BOX OFFICE AT 4pm THE DAY OF, DOORS OPEN AT 5:15pm !

SPECIAL BONUS:  SATURDAY'S SHOW WILL INCLUDE A BRIEF POST-SCREENING TALK/Q&A WITH DAVID AUGUSTYNIAK, THE FOUNDER OF UnI Fungi AND CURRENT PRESIDENT OF THE NEW MEXICO MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY, AN EARTH STEWARD fUNGAL AMBASSADOR!

A consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offers us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges. 

"Schwartzberg’s film quickly proves to be one of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.” - Matt Fagerholm rogerebert.com                                                                                          

"A charming blend of science and conjecture, FANTASTIC FUNGI wants to free your mind." — Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times    

"Do not miss “Fantastic Fungi,” one of the most beautifully powerful and intellectually stimulating films of the year and perhaps even the decade." -Pamela Powell Reel Honest Reviews

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Life Of Levi - a live deaf comedy show with Levi Anderson!

Feb 28
Friday 10pm ONLY!

Dir. Levi Anderson course! - NOW! - 75m approx. - All Seats $10 - Voice interpreter provided

Local deaf comedian Levi Anderson is back with a new show that will have you laughing your ass off! It's about life and all the crazy stuff 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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Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson & The Band

Feb 28 to Mar 2
Friday to Monday 3:15, 7:30pm

Dir. Daniel Roher - 2020 - 102m

A confessional and cautionary documentary about Robbie Robertson’s young life, and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music – The Band. The film blends rare archival footage, photography, iconic songs, and interviews with Robertson’s friends and collaborators, including Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and more. 

“TRIUMPHANT. Robertson deeply dissects the Band’s magic and dysfunction, reckoning with the grudges, tragedies and incomparable musical bond.” Rolling Stone

"It's no surprise to anyone who's met him or even listened thoughtfully to some of the greatest rock songs ever written that Robertson would be such an articulate and ingratiating tour guide through all this glorious and eventually tortured history." - Chris Willman, Variety

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The Thing - John Carpenter's 1982 classic!

Feb 29
Saturday 10:30pm only!

Dir. John Carpenter - 1982 - 109m - All Seats $10

A DARK ROOM HORROR SPECIAL!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW BY CLICKING HERE!  DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 52 !

Director John Carpenter and special makeup effects master Rob Bottin teamed up for this 1982 remake of the 1951 science fiction classic The Thing from Another World, and the result is a highly effective terror and spine-tingling suspense,plus a showcase for some of the goriest and most horrifically grotesque makeup effects ever created for a movie. With such highlights as a dog that splits open and blossoms into something indescribably gruesome, this is the kind of movie for die-hard horror fans.  It all begins when scientists at an arctic research station discover an alien spacecraft under the thick ice, and thaw out the alien body found aboard. What they don't know is that the alien can assume any human form, and before long the scientists can't tell who's real and who's a deadly alien threat. Kurt Russell leads the battle against the terrifying intruder, and the supporting cast includes Richard Masur, Richard Dysart, Donald Moffat, and Wilford Brimley.

"Feels like a perfect movie. An embarrassment of riches all concentrated in a single feature film that stands the test of time in a way that few stories do." - Ed Travis, Cinapse

"With its groundbreaking visual effects, terrific ensemble, and haunted-house atmosphere, is now rightfully regarded as an all-time horror classic." - Kirk Baird, Toledo Blade

"What really is there left to say about John Carpenter's The Thing? A true genre classic from 1982, the film is an all-time favourite of many and often cited as a sci-fi horror masterclass." - Andrew Pollard, Starburst

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Dosed - the multi award winning documentary!

Mar 1
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Tyler Chandler - 2019 - 82m - $10 EARLY BIRD / $12 CLOSER TO PLAYDATE!

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After many years of prescription medications failed her a suicidal woman turns to underground healers to try and overcome her depression, anxiety, and opioid addiction with illegal psychedelic medicine like magic mushrooms and iboga.

Adrianne’s first dose of psilocybin mushrooms catapulted her into an unexpected world of healing where plant medicines are redefining our understanding of mental health and addiction.

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Beanpole

Mar 3 to Mar 7
Tuesday to Saturday 5:15pm only!

Dir. Kantemir Balagov - 2019 - 137m - Russia - In Russian with English subtitles - No Matinees

In post-WWII Leningrad, two women, Iya and Masha (astonishing newcomers Viktoria Miroshnichenko and Vasilisa Perelygina), intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners, attempt to readjust to a haunted world. As the film begins, Iya, long and slender and towering over everyone—hence the film’s title—works as a nurse in a shell-shocked hospital, presiding over traumatized soldiers. A shocking accident brings them closer and also seals their fates. The 28-year-old Russian director Kantemir Balagov won Un Certain Regard’s Best Director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for this richly burnished, occasionally harrowing rendering of the persistent scars of war.

"Critic’s Pick. Dazzling… a brilliantly told, deeply moving story about love... from the sensationally talented Russian director Kantemir Balagov." – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Ferocious and extraordinary. You often have to remind yourself to breathe.” – Jessica Kiang, Variety

"Brilliant. Balagov is a fiercely individual and quite staggeringly accomplished talent." – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“Bold and exacting. Feels damn-near radical.” – Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist

"Achingly beautiful. Extraordinary performances and Roma-level production design elevate a brutal yet tender story of two women in post-war Leningrad. Recalls Cristian Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days." – David Ehrlich, Indiewire

"One of the first essential cinematic works released in theaters this year... Beanpole [is] the astonishing sophomore feature effort of 28-year-old Russian director Kantemir Balagov, who utilizes color as artfully as any painter one can name." – Matt Fagerhold, RogerEbert.com

“Incredibly strong and deeply felt.” – Scout Tafoya, RogerEbert.com

“Visually resplendent.” – Ben Croll, The Wrap

“Extraordinary.” – Scott Tobias, NPR

“Superbly crafted and... alive with human spirit.” – A.A. Dowd, The A.V. Club

"A devastating, brilliantly directed and acted drama." – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“A powerful portrait of mutual need. Balagov's skill as a filmmaker… is beyond doubt.” – Ben Kenigsberg, RogerEbert.com

“With gorgeous photography and small moments of kindness and hope, Balagov... charts the range of human responses to trauma with great care.” – Kambole Campbell, Little White Lies

“Filmed with such raw hypnotic power and beauty that you will find yourself under Balagov’s chokehold. This is easily one of the best films of the year.” – Kevin Lee, Film Inquiry

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Corpus Christi

Mar 3 to Mar 7
Tuesday to Saturday 2:45, 8pm

Dir. Jan Komasa - 2019 - 116m - Poland - In Polish with English subtitles

An mesmerizing Bartosz Bielenia stars as a 20-year-old who experiences a spiritual transformation in a youth detention centre. Though his crime denies him the opportunity to officially learn to serve as clergy, he pursues his dream by dressing as a priest and ministering a small-town parish

Anchored by a “dynamically physical, wild-eyed performance” (The Hollywood Reporter) from newcomer Bartosz Bielenia, CORPUS CHRISTI is an incisive, darkly humorous, and “engrossing  exploration of faith, second chances and the possibility of atonement” (Screen).

"[A]n engrossing exploration of faith, second chances and the possibility of atonement. " - Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

"In his superb new movie, Jan Komasa investigates the social dynamics of a small community that gets a new priest who hides his true identity." - Ola Salwa, Cineuropa

"It's flawless storytelling, effortlessly played and with a rousing, if bloody, conclusion." - Kevin Maher, The Times (UK)

"An intelligent and provocative film which alternately charms and unsettles, Corpus Christi is Poland's entry for the 2020 Best Foreign Language Oscar. It's a small torn drama with much bigger connotations and it thoroughly deserves its place on the world stage." - Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

"The film works in spite of a familiar redemption arc due to Bartosz Bielenia’s fantastic performance. The young actor manages to endows the character with both a nervous violent surge and a wise, empathetic human. His piercing eyes and features reminiscent someone whose faith in humanity and all its emotions have the power to change." - Shikhar Verma, High on Films

"Bielenia delivers a fantastic performance...." - Jared Mobarak, The Film Stage

"Critic's Pick. Compelling...powerful...." - Peter Debruge, Variety

"Shot in icy blues, greens, and greys, this is a harsh, sad world with no happy endings in sight. Yet Komasa finds much humour in this premise, creating a wise satire of not just the church but the way people use their beliefs to justify their own bad behaviour...." - Alex Heeney, Seventh Row

"If Oscars were decided according to the speed with which voters flipped out when they stared into the eyes of the principal character, “Corpus Christi” would be an easy winner. Corpus Christi” is neither a parable nor an allegory, yet image after image seems charged with intent, from the opening shot—of carpenters’ saws, grating to and fro like instruments of torture—to the climax, an apocalyptic welter of fire and blood. This Daniel has no need to enter a lions’ den. If I were a lion, I’d be afraid to enter his." - Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

"Corpus Christi is a one-of-a-kind film that is funny, fresh, moving and one of 2019's best." - Hanna B., Film Threat

"It's a smart, absorbing, impressive drama." - William Bibbiani, The Wrap

"Corpus Christi is ... beautifully real, tenderly sketching pained characters in need of a saviour. Sometimes, reality and heart are all a film needs to propel it towards touching excellence. **** (4 stars)" - Dan Sareen, Flickering Myth

"Corpus Christi is simply brilliant." - Quelle Movies

"[I]t’s an understated, fierce masterpiece that deserves to be remembered as one of the finest films of 2019. A powerful, unforgettable and challenging film in its own way, Corpus Christi asks vital questions about the true meaning of redemption and belief. " - Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, The Blue Lenses

"Bartosz Bielenia’s central performance as Daniel is worth the price of admission." - Michael McNeely, That Shelf

"Komasa directs with a conviction that also drives the mesmerising Bielenia...." - David Parkinson, Radio Times

"...powerfully intense.... It’s a disturbingly beautiful portrayal of denial, compassion, forgiveness, and love set in an unlikely place by an equally unlikely character." - Pamela Powell, Reel Honest Reviews

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Guns Akimbo

Mar 6 to Mar 7
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Jason Lei Howden - 2020 - 95m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - $8 general / $6 students

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving, Ned Dennehy and Rhys Darby 

A young man’s mundane existence is turned upside-down when he finds himself enrolled on a dark net website that forces complete strangers to fight in a city-wide game of death with their gladiatorial battles live-streamed worldwide to a fanatical audience. After being pitted against a seemingly unstoppable killing machine, he at first manages to avoid conflict but when his ex-girlfriend is kidnapped he must overcome his fears and stop running.

"Evidence of filmmakers who not only know how to make good movies; they also wear all of their insane, colorful, and playfully nasty influences right on their sleeves - and in this case that's just a whole lot of fun to watch." - Scott Weinberg, Crooked Marquee

"This film is a clear and tangible example that allows us to explain what some of us mean when we defend the big screen and label the cinema as a collective experience." - Víctor López G., Espinof

"It's like a Saturday morning cartoon for the criminally insane, and I mean that with love." - Matt Donato, Atom Insider

"To put simply, "Guns Akimbo" is a hot mess, but in the best neon-drenched and rock 'n roll way." - Kate Sánchez, But Why Tho? A Geek Community

"I loved the frenetic, intense energy Guns Akimbo overflows with." - Scott Wampler, Birth.Movies.Death.

"A spectacularly fun and exciting time whenever the needle drops and Weaving owns her badass, gun-wielding image." - Robert Daniels, RogerEbert.com

"It is the spiritual sequel to The Truman Show that we deserve. Our culture now craves a fanboy loser who somehow becomes a character in a John Woo movie." - Alan Zilberman, Brightest Young Things

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We Tell: Fifty Years of Participatory Community Media

Mar 7 to Mar 8
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon

Dir. various - 1960s to Now! - 100m approx. - All Seats Just $5

NOTE:  DIFFERENT SHOW EACH DAY!   SPECIAL THANKS TO BASEMENT FILMS!

We're excited to bring this traveling screening series that looks at the rich history of non-fiction films produced by community media  entities be it public access stations or video collectives from around the US!  These shorts spotlight the often hidden histories of place-based documentaries that situate their collaborative practices in specific locales, communities, and needs for social and political change.!

SATURDAY MARCH 7 - WAGES OF WORK

Citizens and communities approach issues surrounding job opportunities, occupations, wages, unemployment, and underemployment in a myriad of ways. They engage in union organizing. They reclaim stories about what is not spoken, repressed, or suppress. They launch political protests. Wages of Work spotlights lives from across the United States operating under various restraints on making a living. Focusing on labor and work, this program showcases shorts like Visual Communication’s Wataridori: Birds of Passage, which explores the legacy of first-generation Japanese Americans, and Los Trabajadores, made by Scribe and CATA (El Comite de Apoyo a Los Trabajadores Agricolas), which reveals the day-to-day experiences of mushroom farm laborers in Pennsylvania.

"The United Mine Workers of America 1970: A House Divided" - A disabled member of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) says “If the rank and file membership don’t take over their local unions and elect officers got some guts, they might as well throw up their hands and quit.”  [Dir. Dan Mohn, J. Benjamin Zickafoose & Appalshop - 1971 - 14m]

"Wataridori: Birds of Passage" - A tribute to the Issei (first-generation Japanese Americans) and their collective history of World War II internment and their post-war pilgrimage to the Manzanar concentration camp.  [Dir. Robert Nakamura & Visual Communications (VC) - 1974 - 37m]

"Plena is Work, Plena is Song"  - An examination of the cultural and political history of the plena, a Puerto Rican musical blend of African and Spanish rhythms.  [Dir. Pedro Rivera & Susan Zeig - 1989 - 37m]

VozMob (Voces Móviles/Mobile Voices) -  A how-to video about VozMob, a platform designed for immigrant and non-immigrant low-wage workers in Los Angeles to tell their stories via their cell phones.  [Dir. Institute for Popular Education of Southern California (IDESPSCA) - 2010 - 3m]

"I’m NOT on the Menu" - On September 18, 2018, fast food workers with the Fight For 15 Chicago campaign staged a walkout from fast food franchises in ten US cities over their employers’ failure to take action on sexual harassment.  [Dir. Gary M. Brooks, Andrew Friend & Labor Beat - 2018 - 11m]

SUNDAY MARCH 8 - ENVIRONMENTS OF RACE & PLACE

Black Panther a.k.a. Off the Pig (Newsreel #19) -  Also known as Off the Pig, documents the Black Panther Party in 1967.  [Dir. San Francisco Newsreel - 1967 - 15m]

Black Women, Sexual Politics and the Revolution - In this important video, Black women speak candidly about sex, class, and gender roles. Black Women, Sexual Politics and the Revolution examines how African American women deal with pressing issues of abortion, battering, lack of abortion, battering, lack of health care, and poverty.  [Dir. Not Channel Zero - 1992 - 26m]

Who I Became - The story of Pounloeu Chea, a first-generation Cambodian American. In the early 1980s, he and his family escaped from Cambodia and settled in San Francisco.  [Dir. Aram (Sie Wai) Collier, Michael Siv, Spencer Nakasako & Vietnamese Youth Development Center (VYDC) - 2003 - 20m]

Legend of the Weresheep - In this short animation, a sheep drinks water from a toxic factory and turns into a zombie. Legends of the Weresheep was made with hand-drawn images that feature a river next to a factory spewing out black smoke. [Dir. Jusi Brieland El Boujami, Ned de Callejo, Ariane Farnswoth, Shyanna Marks, Shelby Ray, Amber Vigil, Klee Benally & Outta Your Backpack Media (OYBMedia) - 2007 - 3m]

Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery -  a ten-part series about youth, law, and justice.  These short documentaries feature the voices of daring youth from across the country who went to court to compel the government to protect our atmosphere in trust, for future generations.  [Dir. Christi Cooper, Katie Lose Gilbertson, Kelly Matheson, Our Children’s Trust & WITNESS - 2011 - 8m]

Digital Smoke Signals: Aerial Footage from the Night of November 20, 2016 at Standing Rock - From April 2016 to February 2017, Standing Rock Indian Reservation members and environmental activists protested Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access Pipeline—built to move oil from the North Dakota Bakken oil fields to southern Illinois—with an encampment to protect water, land, and Indigenous sacred sites.  [Dir. Myron Dewey & Digital Smoke Signals (DSS) - 2016 - 7m]

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Advocate

Mar 8 to Mar 12
Sunday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Philippe Bellaiche & Rachel Leah Jones - 2019 - 108m - Israel, Canada, Switzerland / Hebrew, Arabic & English w. English subtitles

Since the early 1970s, attorney Lea Tsemel has made a career out of defending Palestinians in Israeli courts: feminists and fundamentalists, non-violent demonstrators and armed militants. As far as most Israelis are concerned, she defends the indefensible. As far as Palestinians are concerned, she's more than an attorney, she’s an advocate. ADVOCATE follows Tsemel’s caseload in real-time, including the high-profile trial of a 13-year-old boy — her youngest client to date — while also revisiting her landmark cases and reflecting on the political and professional significance of her work, as well as the personal price one pays for assuming the role of “devil’s advocate.” As a Jewish-Israeli woman who has represented political prisoners for nearly 50 years, Tsemel pushes the definition of a human rights defender to its limits.

"As both a portrait of an exceptional character and something of a legal procedural, Advocate is a fascinating watch... There is a wildly admirable, if almost reckless, courage in [Tsemel's] total conviction... The documentary suggests that, as the occupation has continued, the endless cycle of suffering, violence, and more suffering has grown ever more intractable, with each side increasingly refusing to sympathize with the other’s plight—one responding with state violence, the other with the violence of the dispossessed." - The New Yorker

"Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaiche’s riveting new documentary pays tribute to the tenacity and selflessness of Jewish Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel, a bitterly divisive figure in her home country on account of her unwavering dedication to Palestinian rights, and her willingness to defend anyone who uses violence to resist the Israeli occupation. [It is] a deeply bittersweet portrait of a magnetic individual." - Sight & Sound

"One of a recent trend of films that focus on female advocacy in adverse circumstances, including The Judge, RBG and So Help Me God, whatever you think of her personal politics, by the end of the film you're likely to feel the world needs more like Tsemel, while also realising what a big ask that is." - Eye for Film

"This documentary portrait of Israeli human rights lawyer Lea Tsemel gets absorbingly up close and personal. Compelling." - The Hollywood Reporter

"Engrossing... Provocative... Potent viewing." - The New York Times

"Intimate, powerful... expertly directed." - The Los Angeles Times

"Tough-minded, clear-eyed... a gripping procedural... a textured nonfiction character study of complicated heroism." - Variety

"Expresses a truly universal truth for progressive movements: While active struggle requires significant sacrifice and even personal danger, it is in service of a greater, kinder future for all people, both intimate and unknown." - The Daily Beast

"A tensely intelligent portrait of an Israeli woman who has devoted her life and career to defending the most unpopular and disadvantaged legal clients in Israel." - The New York Jewish Week

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Made In Bangladesh

Mar 8 to Mar 12
Sunday to Thursday 4pm, 8:15

Dir. Rubaiyat Hossain - 2020 - 95m - Bangladesh/France/Denmark/Portugal - English & Bengali w/English subtitles

Ugly walls of resistance arise when a Dhaka woman attempts to organize her garment factory co-workers, in this piercing indictment of exploitative labour practices and the global trade apparatus supporting them.

Chances are at least one item in your clothes closet started its life in Bangladesh. This is a story of the women who make our jeans and T-shirts, told as a moving, suspenseful tale not simply of exploitation, but also of empowerment. Director Rubaiyat Hossain has achieved something remarkable, turning what could have been simply dry or guilt-inducing into a colourful, constantly engaging drama.

Shimu (Rikita Nandini Shimu) fled her village as a child when her stepmother threatened to marry her off to a middle-aged man. Now 23 and living in the capital, she works gruelling hours for paltry sums at a textile factory while her husband searches for work.

After a fire in the factory results in the death of a co-worker, Shimu is approached by a union advocate who provides her with a crash course in women workers' rights — and the tools to enforce them. But Shimu's attempt to unionize her workplace is met with resistance at every turn, not only from her patriarchal employers, who openly threaten her, but also her colleagues, who are desperate to keep their jobs in a world where options for survival are few.

Made in Bangladesh is informed by the deep knowledge that comes from Hossain's other career as a women's rights activist. But make no mistake: this story, co-written with Philippe Barriere, insists on dramatic authenticity in every moment.

Whether it's the industrial clangour of Dhaka's streets or scenes of domestic intimacy, Hossain captures the rich textures of her setting and characters, always keeping Shimu at the centre of the film. In her struggle to make her world a fairer place, Shimu discovers within herself reserves of courage and tenacity, along with a galvanizing sense of purpose. She is the Norma Rae we need now. - TIFF 2020

"Never sugar coats the near-insurmountable obstacles Shimu and her fellow workers face...[the] mix scenes of Shimu coming up against barriers with scenes of her achieving small successes ensures the film never feels hopeless." - Brett Pardy, Seventh Row

"With Made in Bangladesh, Hossain has crafted an urgent cry for workers' rights, and a vision of feminist solidarity in the face of overwhelming opposition." - Dana Reinoos, Cinema Scope

As a look behind that T-shirt you just bought on sale for $9.99 at The Gap, and the human labor, sweat and suffering that went into it, this... definitely deserves wider attention." - Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

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Extra Ordinary

Mar 13 to Mar 17
Friday to Tuesday 4pm, 6pm

Dir. Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman - 2019 - 94m

Starring Will Forte & Maeve Higgins

Rose, a sweet, lonely driving instructor in rural Ireland, is gifted with supernatural abilities. Rose has a love/hate relationship with her ‘talents’. She tries to ignore the constant spirit-related requests from locals - to exorcise possessed rubbish bins or haunted gravel. But, Christian Winter, a washed up, one-hit-wonder rock star, has made a pact with the devil for a return to greatness! He puts a spell on a local teenager- making her levitate. Her terrified father, Martin, asks Rose to help save his daughter. Rose has to overcome the fear of her supernatural gifts and work with Martin to save the girl, get the guy and be home in time for a light snack.

“It might just be the best supernatural comedy since What We Do in the Shadows (2014).” - FILM SCHOOL REJECTS, Rob Hunter

“Feels like Ghost Busters meets Napoleon Dynamite ... Extra Ordinary is a demented delight” – PAJIBA

“Consistently Funny” – Variety

“Riotously hilarious.  Top-notch comedic Performances” –WE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

“A crowd-pleasing ghost comedy with a truly original voice ... A supernatural buddy comedy with a rather distinct flavour.” - BIRTH. MOVIES. DEATH.

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The Boondock Saints

Mar 13
Friday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Troy Duffy - 1999 - 110m - Special reception & VIP at Kelly's admission t.b.a.

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Join New Mexico Entertainment Magazine for a special Boondock Saints VIP Fan event in honor of St. Patrick's Day. With special guest appearances by Writer/ Director Troy Duffy and actor Scott Griffith (Ivan Checkov).

Tired of the crime overrunning the streets of Boston, Irish Catholic twin brothers Conner (Sean Patrick Flanery) and Murphy (Norman Reedus) are inspired by their faith to cleanse their hometown of evil with their own brand of zealous vigilante justice. As they hunt down and kill one notorious gangster after another, they become controversial folk heroes in the community. But Paul Smecker (Willem Dafoe), an eccentric FBI agent, is fast closing in on their blood-soaked trail.

The event starts with a VIP Party at Kelly's Brew Pub from 7:30 pm-10:00 pm sponsored by Taylor Garrett Whiskey. Your all-access pass gets you up close and personal with Troy and "Big Scotty including photos," free whiskey tastings, and Q&A conducted by New Mexico Entertainment Magazine. Drink and food specials will be available. The party is followed by a 10:30 pm screening of The Boondock Saints at The Guild Cinema where you are automatically entered to win door prizes that evening.

Everyone is Irish Tonight! 

PLEASE NOTE FOR FILM: TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE. Please bring your Hold My Ticket receipt and/or code with your current state ID and check-in at the Guild Box Office at 10:15 pm the night of 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 standby list if you have not checked ten minutes after the show starts. Thank you for your punctuality!

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Zombi Child

Mar 13 to Mar 17
Friday to Tuesday 8pm only!

Dir. Bertrand Bonello - 2019 - 103m - France - In French, Creole & English with English subtitles - No Matinees

The latest from French master Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, Nocturama) - Zombi Child is an “audacious & cunning” (Little White Lies) new take on classic horror tropes that “poses timely and provocative questions...a zombi drama that’s not undead but bracingly alive" (Screen Daily).

Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead only to be sent to the living hell of the sugarcane fields. In Paris, 55 years later, at a prestigious all-girls boarding school, Melissa, a young Haitian teenager, confesses an old family secret to a group of new friends - never imagining that this strange tale will convince a heartbroken classmate to do the unthinkable.

"Mixing political commentary, ethnography, teenage melodrama and genre horror, the film is an unashamedly cerebral study of multiple themes – colonialism, revolution, liberalism, racial difference and female desire - with its unconventional narrative structure taking us a journey that’s as intellectually demanding as it is compelling. Bonello takes Haitian history and culture absolutely seriously, and in juxtaposing them with the most exclusively white French experience imaginable..., Zombi Child poses timely and provocative questions. Crisp lensing by Yves Cape, Katia Wyszkop’s design, and music by artists including rapper Damso, plus Bonello himself, combine to make a richly conceived piece. Strong performances from the young cast, including charismatic newcomer Louimat, make this a zombi drama that’s not undead but bracingly alive." - Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily

"Instead of overlaying modern-day signifiers on a period piece setting, as he did in House of Pleasures, Zombi Child suggests two temporalities that exist parallel to each other. And the anxiety this creates—through discursive editing and match cuts—leads to a feverish payoff, one that uses genre and supernatural elements to further Bonello’s idea of there being one historical continuity." - Sam Mac, Slant Magazine

"Folding history onto itself more explicitly than any of Bonello’s previous films, “Zombi Child” peels back centuries of racist stereotypes to rescue Voodoo from the stuff of black magic and portray it instead as a kind of communion — a communion between spirits, a communion between generations, and a communion between the dislocated joints of an empire. [E]ven the most terrifying scenes are rooted in something real." - David Ehrlich, IndieWire

"Bonello’s exquisite use of craft, including poetic day-for-night photography by Yves Cape (Holy Motors) and a strong electro-rock score, is definitely a plus, creating an ambiance that bewitchingly accompanies the action. " - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

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Ki Ho'alu: That's Slack Key Guitar

Mar 14
Saturday 12 Noon Only!

Dir. Susan Friedman - 2005 - 60m - All Seats Only $5

IN ANTICIPATION OF AMP CONCERTS' UPCOMING CONCERT ON MARCH 14th OF MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC FEATURING GEORGE KAHUMOKU Jr., NATHAN AWEAU & JEFF PETERSON!

This compelling look at Hawaiian slack-key guitar unveils a cultural richness that is uniquely Hawaiian. The story is told not by a narrator but by the artists telling their stories in their own words so that the spirit and feeling of the Hawaiian people emerge. The development of slack-key corresponds with Hawaiian culture while preserving its tradition in form and verse. This film, with its infectious musical aspects that are specifically Hawaiian, couples with its rich visual material and varied sequences, is an important documentary of Hawaiian culture to share with contemporary audiences.

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Life in the Doghouse

Mar 14
Saturday 2pm

Dir. Ron Davis - 2018 - 83m - All Seats $10

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Presented by the Furry Burque Film Festival and Boofy's Best for Pets

Proceeds benefit Second Chance Animal Rescue, a New Mexico-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping displaced animals have a second chance at happiness.  Donations of pet food, pet supplies, and funds are welcome and appreciated at the event!

The inspiring life stories of Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta and the remarkable work they do at Danny & Ron’s Rescue. Ten years and 10,000 dogs later, their unique approach to life and dog rescue will capture hearts and inspire millions to make the right choices when it comes to man’s best friend.  

Directed by Ron Davis, the award-winning filmmaker of the NY Times Critic’s pick and 2016 box-office hit, Harry and Snowman, Life in the Doghouse tells the stories of Danny & Ron and the selfless work they do on behalf of abused, abandoned, and starving dogs. With a no-kennel policy, there can be as many as 75 dogs living with them in their home at any given time; the dogs also join them on the horse show circuit on their journey to finding their “forever home."  Danny & Ron were honored with the 2008 ASPCA Humanitarian Award for their unwavering personal sacrifice and unique approach to dog rescue and adoption during Hurricane Katrina.

"A wonderful story of love, commitment and dedication to our pets and each other." - The Humane Society of the United States

"I just watched LIFE IN THE DOGHOUSE.... What this couple has done for rescue dogs is incredible. Go watch it, and then if you’re like me, you're gonna wanna support them." - Ellen DeGeneres

"Danny and Ron’s Rescue is a safe haven for animals with a heart of gold.  They care for each animal as a beloved member of the family while they look for homes for them that will do the same. I love them!!!" - Gloria Gaynor

"LIFE IN THE DOGHOUSE is one of those documentaries that will touch the hears of the coldest of souls."  QueerGuru

"I urge you to make it a point to see LIFE IN THE DOGHOUSE." - The Bark Magazine

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Precious Guru - Journey into the Wild Heart of the Second Buddha

Mar 15
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Marc Wennberg - 2019 - 70m - ALL SEATS $8

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Endorsed by his Holiness The Dalai Lama, Precious Guru is a feature documentary that gives vivid insight into the life, times, and legacy of “the second Buddha”: Padmasambhava, the 8th century Indian yogi who carried Buddhism over the Himalayas into Tibet. In contrast to the first Buddha, Shakamuni, Padmasambhava was not an ascetic monk, rather more a wild man who had many lovers, as well as a magician who had a miraculous birth, subdued demons, and bound them to the dharma, the Buddhist teachings: in short, a Buddha for our times. Beneath the tales of his fabulous exploits lies a radically relevant truth – the darker the times, the greater the potential for transformation. Revered for centuries in the Himalayan regions, Padmasambhava’s influence is now a global phenomenon, carried across the world by refugee lamas, following the Chinese takeover of Tibet in 1959. He is also known as Guru Rinpoche, or ‘Precious Guru’.

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My People Are Rising - Memoirs of A Black Panther Captain

Mar 18
Wednesday 4pm, 6pm, 8pm ONLY!

Dir. Rafael Flores - 2017 - 60m

BONUS!  AARON DIXON IN PERSON FOR TALK/Q&A PLUS BOOK SIGNING!  SPECIAL THANKS TO THE NEW MEXICO BLACK HISTORY ORGANIZING COMMITTEE!

A documentary based on the autobiography of Seattle Black Panther Captain, Aaron Dixon. Featuring: Bobby Seale, Elaine Brown, and Ericka Huggins!

The “My People Are Rising” campaign is an inter-generational media campaign designed to preserve the organizing legacy of the Black Panther Party in Seattle and Oakland, and inspire future generations of revolutionary social justice organizers. Inspired by the auto-biography of Aaron Dixon (former Seattle Black Panther Captain), the “My People Are Rising” web portal is centered around films, music, and design projects that trace the early history of the Black Panther party for younger generations.

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John Carpenter's In The Mouth of Madness - 25th Anniversary Screenings!

Mar 20 to Mar 21
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. John Carpenter - 1995 - 95m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! $8 general / $6 students with i.d.s

DOOR PRIZES BY BUBONICON 52 !

Sutter Cane (Jürgen Prochnow, Dune, The Seventh Sign) is the best-selling author whose newest novel is literally driving readers insane. When he inexplicably vanishes, his publisher (Charlton Heston, Soylent Green, Planet Of The Apes) sends special investigator John Trent (Sam Neill, Jurassic Park, Dead Calm) to track him down. Drawn to a town that exists only in Cane’s books, Trent crosses the barrier between fact and fiction and enters a terrifying world from which there is no escape. 

Inspired by the tales of H.P. Lovecraft, this shocking story is, in the words of its acclaimed director, "horror beyond description!"

"This is terror at its most delicious." - Almar Haflidason, BBC.com

"A thinking person's horror picture that dares to be as cerebral as it is visceral." - Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

"This is one of the best Lovecraft adaptations committed to film and it's not even based on any of his works!" - Michelle Kisner, The Movie Sleuth

"The most simplified stories are often the best ones...it's not just an entertaining Twilight Zone-esque film, you can real" - Chris Stuckmann, ChrisStuckmann.com

In the Mouth of Madness is another marvelous work of art by John Carpenter, albeit a lesser known work." - Molly Henery, The Blogging Banshee

"[The] movie has a lot to say about the dangers of cultural obsession and what happens when you give yourself over to the creators you idolize." -  Sean Fennessey, The Ringer

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Phoenix, Oregon - it's back!

Mar 20 to Mar 23
Friday to Monday 6pm only!

Dir. Gary Lundgren - 2019 - 108m - No Matinees

Defying the haze of midlife, two friends seize an unlikely opportunity to reinvent their lives, quitting their jobs to restore a bowling alley and serve the “world’s greatest pizza.”  

Divorced bartender Bobby Hoffman (James LeGros), living alone in the Airstream trailer inherited from his late mother, has drifted into a sleepy eddy.   Life passing him by and struggling to complete his graphic-novel opus, Bobby comes to believe his life is doomed – just a meaningless simulation written by some alien civilization. On Bobby’s birthday, when his old high school buddy Carlos (Jesse Borrego) tries to shake him awake with a bold new business venture, shadows rear up from the past and threaten to crush him.  

Does positive thinking still work at mid-life?  Can teamwork and friendship improve the odds for success of “the stupidest idea ever”?  Irresistible Tanya (Lisa Edelstein) stirs Bobby’s bravery until his passion and dreams begin to breathe again.  Enthusiastic Carlos (“you aren’t visualizing it!”) and his spirited, entrepreneurial family will not give up.  Finally, when Bobby’s comically awful boss, Kyle, (Diedrich Bader) has shrunk his piece of the pie to crust, playing it safe just doesn’t feel safe anymore.  

The road out of hiding and becoming a business owner, though at times exhilarating, isn’t easy.  Snarky bowling rival, Al, (Kevin Corrigan) pins him around every corner, while slick venture capitalist, Mario, (Reynaldo Gallegos), captures Tanya’s eye and hopelessly intimidates Bobby with his worldly charm.  When trouble and setbacks rear up, Bobby must decide whether he owns his life, or is merely a chump for his comic book aliens’ entertainment.  Finally, it’s his choice.    

The film takes a comedic look at the existential crisis many face when trying to find meaning and relevancy at mid-life. Despite controlling bosses, dead-end jobs, and broken relationships, the two leads stumble out of hibernation with courage and resilience, called to what may be their last chance to resurrect heartfelt dreams.

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The Jesus Rolls - the Big Lebowski's Jesus gets his own story!

Mar 20 to Mar 23
Friday to Monday 4pm, 8:15pm

Dir. John Turturro - 2020 - 85m

John Turturro's Jesus Quintana is a character that needs, almost literally, no introduction.  What most don't know is that Jesus Quintana isn't a Coen Brothers creation... Turturro actually created the character for a short play he appeared in.   After Joel Coen saw the performance, the Coen Brothers received Turturro's blessing to incorporate the larger-than-life character into The Big Lebowski.  

And now, Turturro has the Coens' to bring The Jesus back to the big screen.

THE JESUS ROLLS is a raucous, wild road movie... but it's not a sequel or a spinoff.  It's its own thing: a reimagining of the 1974 Bertrand Blier film Les Valsueses (Going Places), starring Jesus Quintana.  Turturro's films have always kept female characters as the emotional center of the stories, and updating Les Valsueses (which decidedly does not) for more evolved times without removing the edge is a high-wire act... which Turturro is up for.  

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A Dog Called Money: A PJ Harvey Music documentary!

Mar 24 to Mar 26
Tuesday to Thursday 8pm ONLY!

Dir. Seamus Murphy - 2020 - 90m - No Matinees

ALSO PLAYING TUESDAY MARCH 31 TO THURSDAY APRIL 2

"The current trend in music videos is to pump them full of predators, pop sex, and outdated s/m imagery. In contrast, this unheralded piece (directed by Seamus Murphy) is a wisp of humanity celebrating the small things, including the wonderful singer herself". - Patti Smith 

As imaginative as the creative process it documents A DOG CALLED MONEY is a uniquely intimate journey through the inspiration, writing and recording of a PJ Harvey record. 

Writer and musician Harvey and award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy sought first-hand experiences of the countries she wanted to write about. Harvey accompanied Murphy on some of his worldwide reporting trips, joining him in Afghanistan, Kosovo and Washington DC. Harvey collected words, Murphy collected images.  

Back home, the words become poems, songs and then an album, which was recorded in an unprecedented art experiment in Somerset House, London. In a specially constructed room behind one-way glass, the public – all cameras surrendered -- are invited to watch the five-week process as a live sound-sculpture. Murphy exclusively documents the experiment with the same forensic vision and private access as their travels. 

By capturing the immediacy of their encounters with the people and places they visited, Murphy shows the humanity at the heart of the work, tracing the sources of the songs, their special metamorphosis into recorded music and ultimately cinema. 

About PJ Harvey 

During the alternative rock explosion, several female singer/songwriters rose to prominence, but few have proved as distinctive or as widely praised as Polly Jean Harvey.

PJ Harvey is one of the world’s most respected and awarded recording artists. From the outset of her career she has commanded global attention as an accomplished composer, multi-instrumentalist, lyricist and poet. 

Harvey has released nine-critically acclaimed albums, been nominated for six Grammy Awards and is the only artist to have received the UK’s prestigious Mercury Music Prize twice. 

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The Times of Bill Cunningham

Mar 24 to Mar 26
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 6:15pm

Dir. Mark Bozek - 2020 - 74m

ALSO PLAYING TUESDAY MARCH 31 TO THURSDAY APRIL 2

Told in Bill Cunningham’s own words from a recently unearthed six-hour 1994 interview, the iconic street photographer and fashion historian chronicles, in his customarily cheerful and plainspoken manner, moonlighting as a milliner in France during the Korean War, his unique relationship with First Lady Jackie Kennedy, his four decades at The New York Times and his democratic view of fashion and society. Narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker, The Times of Bill Cunningham features incredible photographs chosen from over 3 million previously unpublicized images and documents from Cunningham.

"An entertaining, briskly paced and solid introduction to fashion photographer Bill Cunningham" - Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru

"With the release of Mark Bozek's affectionate documentary, "The Times of Bill Cunningham," fans can revisit this humble man who still feels like an old friend.... Bozek's film honors an original, whose work remains as influential as it is inspiring." - Gary M. Kramer, Gay City News

"The photos alone are worth watching the film, but getting to know the man behind the art makes it all the better." - Lorry Kikta, Film Threat

"This is "street fashion" photographer Bill Cunningham at his lightly-guarded, offhand, charming and modest best." - Roger Moore, Movie Nation

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Human Nature

Mar 27 to Mar 30
Friday to Monday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Adam Bolt - 2020 - 94m - No Matinees

A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it’s affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits. How will this new power change our relationship with nature? What will it mean for human evolution? To begin to answer these questions we must look back billions of years and peer into an uncertain future.

“FOUR STARS... Engrossing.” - The Guardian

"A compelling documentary that asks us to question the essence of what it means to be human." - Steven Sheehan, The Digital Fix

"Bolt is good at keeping the science at a level that is clear and concise. His subjects include a wide range of scientists and bio-engineers working on the front-line of what might be possible, and fully aware of the concerns they must address." - Allan Hunter, The List

"An engaging and thought-provoking film, Human Nature is a necessary conversation starter." - Courtney Small, Cinema Axis

Adam Bolt puts a bun in the science oven and births something mind-boggling in Human Nature." - Pat Mullen, POV Magazine

"The beautifully shot documentary uses a clever combination of simplistic genetic animations and compelling characters to convey the power of this discovery and why it has the potential to change what it means to be human." - Timothy Kenney, The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

"The beating heart of the film are the interviews with those trying to harness this groundbreaking science, including the bioengineers at the forefront, as well as those who stand to be the most profoundly affected." -Phil Gule, Film-Forward.com

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Inside the Rain

Mar 27 to Mar 30
Friday to Monday 4pm, 8pm

Dir. Aaron Fisher - 2020 - 90m

A wincingly funny rom-com-drama, anchored by off-kilter performances by co-stars Fisher and Toland.  The film's colorful ensemble cast includes Rosie Perez as a tough love shrink, Eric Roberts as an unhinged film producer, and Catherine Curtin and Paul Schulze as the long-suffering parents. 

College film student Benjamin Glass (played by writer-director Aaron Fisher) has it all: ADHD, OCD, borderline personality. And he’s also bipolar. But Glass is more than his diagnoses – he prefers the term “recklessly extravagant” -- and he’s determined to prove his genius. When a misunderstanding threatens to expel him from college, Glass pushes back; he plans on recreating the incident on video, with the help of a moonlighting sex worker (Ellen Toland), to clear his name. But how will he raise the money for the film, when his parents dismiss the scheme as another manic episode? 

“In this assured, offbeat comedy, a bipolar student gets expelled from college and teams up with a moonlighting stripper to prove his innocence. Director-star Aaron Fisher shines both behind and in front of the camera.” - David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

“Insightful and audacious, with terrific cast...raw and heartfelt emotion.” - Westwood One

“'Inside the Rain' is a captivating story where the brush strokes of life and the arts blend together beautifully." - Rick Bentley, Tribune Wire Service

“Genuine and authentic... impressive. You root for Ben, laugh at the right spots.” - Alan Ng, Film Threat

“At its core is a big dorky heart. Aaron Fisher is lovable enough to carry the picture.” - Tynan Yanaga, Film Inquiry

“Takes audiences into an authentic, yet light-hearted and entertaining ride into a world that is rarely seen on the screen.” - Arthur Kade, Reelz Celebrity Page

“A wonderful film debut. Fisher is courageous in his insight and

portrayal of life with bipolar disorder. Aaron Fisher directs this very, very moving film with humor, grace and sensitivity.” – George Whipple, Spectrum News NY1

“Films like this are rare and valuable. Aaron Fisher is an unusual and important voice.” – Daily Grinder

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Fellini's The White Sheik - newly restored as part of our ITALIAN CLASSICS SHOWCASE!

Mar 28 to Mar 29
Saturday and Sunday 1pm

Dir. Federico Fellini - 1952 - 86m - In Italian with English Subtitles - No Matinees

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GREAT ITALIAN FESTIVALS OF NEW MEXICO!

A series of Italian films that have impacted, influenced, and shaped global cinematic art!

Italian filmmakers are universally known as masters of cinematic art and pioneers of film trends and genres.  Since it began, Italian cinema has been at the forefront of the worldwide motion picture industry. Beginning in March, the Guild Cinema salutes the titans of Italian cinema with a series of Italian films that have impacted, influenced, and shaped global cinematic art.  The Guild Cinema’s Italian Classics Showcase kicks off with a tribute to Federico Fellini in his centennial year with the restored edition of Fellini’s first film, The White Sheik (1952). Other films slated for the monthly series include Swept Away and Salvatore Giuliano. 

“MY FAVORITE FELLINI MOVIE!” — Orson Welles

The White Sheik is set against the world of the fotoromanzo ("photo novel"), photographed comics, most often love stories, which became popular just after World War II, especially among teenage girls and young women.

Provincial Ivan's (Leopoldo Trieste, Cinema Paradiso, The Godfather Part II) Roman honeymoon plans go sour when bride Wanda (Brunella Bovo) goes missing, even as his family (including an uncle, who's "very high up in the Vatican") is waiting in the hotel lobby for that first meeting, to be followed by no less than a papal audience with 200 other couples. But super-fan Wanda's first priority is to meet "The White Sheik" (Sordi), fantasy hero of her beloved fotoromanzo comics.

Sordi's "marvelous performance" (Pauline Kael) launched his international reputation. Previously most famous as the Italian voice of Oliver Hardy, Sordi would go on to star in over 100 films including Alberto Lattuada's Mafioso and Vittorio De Sica's Il Boom. Fellini's solo directorial debut (following 1950s Variety Lights, which he co-directed with Lattuada) also marked his first collaboration with composer Nino Rota, who would create unforgettable scores for most of the director's future masterworks, and the first appearance of a friendly streetwalker named "Cabiria" (played by Fellini's wife Giulietta Masina), who four years later would be the central character of the Fellini masterpiece Nights of Cabiria. 

"Possibly [Federico Fellini's] sweetest, mildest, lightest, and most charming screwball comedy." - Amy Nicholson, FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)

"Inventively comic with melancholy notes around the edges, "The White Sheik" has, in common with all Fellini's films, more going on than you may at first anticipate." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"Fellini's most purely pleasurable movie." - Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner

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A Dog Called Money: a PJ Harvey Music Documentary!

Mar 31 to Apr 2
Tuesday to Thursday 8pm ONLY!

Dir. Seamus Murphy - 2020 - 90m - No Matinees

"The current trend in music videos is to pump them full of predators, pop sex, and outdated s/m imagery. In contrast, this unheralded piece (directed by Seamus Murphy) is a wisp of humanity celebrating the small things, including the wonderful singer herself". - Patti Smith 

As imaginative as the creative process it documents A DOG CALLED MONEY is a uniquely intimate journey through the inspiration, writing and recording of a PJ Harvey record. 

Writer and musician Harvey and award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy sought first-hand experiences of the countries she wanted to write about. Harvey accompanied Murphy on some of his worldwide reporting trips, joining him in Afghanistan, Kosovo and Washington DC. Harvey collected words, Murphy collected images.  

Back home, the words become poems, songs and then an album, which was recorded in an unprecedented art experiment in Somerset House, London. In a specially constructed room behind one-way glass, the public – all cameras surrendered -- are invited to watch the five-week process as a live sound-sculpture. Murphy exclusively documents the experiment with the same forensic vision and private access as their travels. 

By capturing the immediacy of their encounters with the people and places they visited, Murphy shows the humanity at the heart of the work, tracing the sources of the songs, their special metamorphosis into recorded music and ultimately cinema. 

About PJ Harvey 

During the alternative rock explosion, several female singer/songwriters rose to prominence, but few have proved as distinctive or as widely praised as Polly Jean Harvey.

PJ Harvey is one of the world’s most respected and awarded recording artists. From the outset of her career she has commanded global attention as an accomplished composer, multi-instrumentalist, lyricist and poet. 

Harvey has released nine-critically acclaimed albums, been nominated for six Grammy Awards and is the only artist to have received the UK’s prestigious Mercury Music Prize twice. 

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The Times of Bill Cunningham

Mar 31 to Apr 2
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 6:15

Dir. Mark Bozek - 2020 - 74m

Told in Bill Cunningham’s own words from a recently unearthed six-hour 1994 interview, the iconic street photographer and fashion historian chronicles, in his customarily cheerful and plainspoken manner, moonlighting as a milliner in France during the Korean War, his unique relationship with First Lady Jackie Kennedy, his four decades at The New York Times and his democratic view of fashion and society. Narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker, The Times of Bill Cunningham features incredible photographs chosen from over 3 million previously unpublicized images and documents from Cunningham.

"An entertaining, briskly paced and solid introduction to fashion photographer Bill Cunningham" - Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru

"With the release of Mark Bozek's affectionate documentary, "The Times of Bill Cunningham," fans can revisit this humble man who still feels like an old friend.... Bozek's film honors an original, whose work remains as influential as it is inspiring." - Gary M. Kramer, Gay City News

"The photos alone are worth watching the film, but getting to know the man behind the art makes it all the better." - Lorry Kikta, Film Threat

"This is "street fashion" photographer Bill Cunningham at his lightly-guarded, offhand, charming and modest best." - Roger Moore, Movie Nation

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