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BELFAST

Jan 21 to Jan 24
Friday thru Monday 6pm

Dir. Kenneth Branagh - 2021 - 97m - UK/Northern Ireland

A movie straight from director Kenneth Branagh's own experience! A nine-year-old boy must chart a path towards adulthood through a world that has suddenly turned upside down. His stable and loving community and everything he thought he understood about life is changed forever but joy, laughter, music and the formative magic of the movies remain.

"Remarkable, lyrical, touching and shot mostly in gorgeous black and white. BELFAST should be a significant Oscar contender in numerous categories." - Michael Medved, The Michael Medved Show

"Gorgeously shot (Haris Zambarloukos) B&W footage, with exquisite lighting and ample portrait-like closeups, makes this memoir eye-catching and enchanting." - Dwight Brown, National Newspaper Publishers Association

"Belfast is Branagh's love letter to his family, his neighborhood, a way of life that doesn't exist any longer. It's neither complex nor rigorous -- nostalgia rarely is -- but it does leave a lump in the throat." - Max Weiss, Baltimore Magazine

"It's like Branagh is flipping through a family photo album, giving us curated glimpses of these relatives and their lives." 0- Kristy Puchko, Mashable

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ERASERHEAD- 45th Anniversary screening of the ultimate cult movie on the big screen!

Jan 21
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. David Lynch - 1977 - 89m

A dream of dark and troubling things . . .  still knocking us out 45 years later!  Dive in!

David Lynch’s 1977 debut feature, Eraserhead, is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty. With its mesmerizing black-and-white photography by Frederick Elmes and Herbert Cardwell, evocative sound design, and unforgettably enigmatic performance by Jack Nance, this visionary nocturnal odyssey continues to haunt American cinema like no other film.

“What makes Eraserhead great -- and still, perhaps the best of all Lynch's films? Intensity. Nightmare clarity. And perhaps also it's the single-mindedness of its vision.” - Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

“What a masterpiece of texture, a feat of artisanal attention, an ingenious assemblage of damp, dust, rock, wood, hair, flesh, metal, ooze.” - Nathan Lee, Village Voice

“It's beautiful and strange, with its profoundly disturbing ambient sound design of industrial groaning, as if filmed inside some collapsing factory or gigantic dying organism.” - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

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THE LOST DAUGHTER

Jan 21 to Jan 24
Friday thru Monday 3:30, 8pm

Dir. Maggie Gyllenhaal - 2021 - 122m

A woman’s beach vacation takes a dark turn when her obsession with a young mother forces her to confront the secrets of her past. Directed & Written by Maggie Gyllenhaal the cast includes Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris, Peter Sarsgaard, Dagmara Dominczyk & Paul Mescal.

Alone on a seaside vacation, Leda becomes consumed with a young mother and daughter as she watches them on the beach. Unnerved by their compelling relationship, (and their raucous and menacing extended family), Leda is overwhelmed by her own memories of the terror, confusion and intensity of early motherhood. An impulsive act shocks Leda into the strange and ominous world of her own mind, where she is forced to face the unconventional choices she made as a young mother and their consequences.

"An original character study that spirals like a thriller, The Lost Daughter is an exhilarating, unsparing examination of modern motherhood -- its joys and discontents." - Thelma Adams, AARP Movies for Grownups

"You'd think it was unfilmable, particularly as the central character describes herself as someone even she doesn't understand but, directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal and starring Olivia Colman, this film is entirely gripping. No ambivalence on that count." - Deborah Ross, The Spectator

"What a debut it is. Harrowing, unpredictable, painful, confrontational, this is a movie for grown-ups." - Sheila O'Malley, RogerEbert.com

"[Gyllenhaal's] direction is unemphatic without ever being tentative, and she's made a film with a relaxed, easy rhythm - but not too easy." - Mark Feeney, Boston Globe

"Isn't just cleverly adapted, it is also a film that knows its audience and trusts them to understand the original text's motives." - Linda Marric, The Jewish Chronicle

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LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

Jan 22
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Tomas Alfredson - 2008 - 114m - Sweden - In Swedish with English Subtitles - ALL SEATS $10

A DARK ROOM HORROR SPECIAL!  ADVANCE TICKETS ONLINE AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!  DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 53 !

A fragile, anxious boy, 12-year-old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates but never strikes back. The lonely boy’s wish for a friend seems to come true when he meets Eli, also 12, who moves in next door to him with her father. A pale, serious young girl, she only comes out at night and doesn’t seem affected by the freezing temperatures. Coinciding with Eli’s arrival is a series of inexplicable disappearances and murders. One man is found tied to a tree, another frozen in the lake, a woman bitten in the neck. Blood seems to be the common denominator – and for an introverted boy like Oskar, who is fascinated by gruesome stories, it doesn’t take long before he figures out that Eli is a vampire. But by now a subtle romance has blossomed between Oskar and Eli, and she gives him the strength to fight back against his aggressors. Oskar becomes increasingly aware of the tragic, inhuman dimension of Eli’s plight, but cannot bring himself to forsake her. Frozen forever in a twelve-year-old’s body, with all the burgeoning feelings and confused emotions of a young adolescent, Eli knows that she can only continue to live if she keeps on moving. But when Oskar faces his darkest hour, Eli returns to defend him the only way she can. Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson weaves friendship, rejection and loyalty into a disturbing and darkly atmospheric, yet poetic an unexpectedly tender tableau of adolescence. The feature is based on the best-selling novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

"Sinister but gorgeous and compelling." - Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times

"A remarkably moving horror tale, about a pale, bullied twelve-year-old boy (Kare Hedebrant) and his first love (Lina Leandersson), who happens to be a vampire." - Bruce Diones, New Yorker

"Calling to mind the work of Anne Rice and Stephen King, atmospheric adaptation of Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist's bestseller is well directed by his countryman Tomas Alfredson." - Alissa Simon, Variety

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THE RED HOGAAN - Witness a Navajo story Shapeshift into a nightmare!

Jan 22
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Kody Dayish - 2021 - 80m - ALL SEATS $10 - Rated R - A Kody Dayish Productions Presentation!

BONUS!  Official Red Hogaan merchandise will be available as well as shirts and DVDs.  Meet & Greet with the directors and cast & crew!  

TICKETS SOLD AT OUR BOX OFFICE THE DAY OF ONLY STARTING AT 12 NOON!  DOORS WILL THEN OPEN AT 12:30PM!

A Navajo family, completely alone, are herding their sheep up the mountains for the summer in the secluded desert on the Navajo reservation. Jackson, the oldest son, begins to realize that something evil is following them- a skin walker.

As the family goes further away from home and up the mountain, Jackson learns of a tragic story involving a hogaan (Navajo home). This story begins to reveal secrets that will change his life forever.

Navajo storytelling goes, in order to kill a skin walker, you must call out to it by its name. Will Jackson find out who this skin walker is? Find out in this horror film directed by Award-winning Navajo filmmaker Kody Dayish. Produced by his siblings Kolette and Kolin Dayish.

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BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE - as part of our Dario Argento midweek blowout!

Jan 25
Tuesday 8:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Dario Argento - 1970 - 98m

"Its scares are on a much more basic level than, say, a thriller by Hitchcock. It works by exploiting our fear of the dark." -- Roger Ebert

In 1970, Dario Argento (DEEP RED, SUSPIRIA) indelibly redefined the “giallo” genre of murder-mystery thrillers with THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE—a mind-bending mix of murder, obsession, and art. A staggeringly assured first feature, this film establishes the key traits that define Argento’s filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive and brutal scenes of violence. With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (APOCALYPSE NOW) and a seductive Ennio Morricone score, this landmark film has never looked better in this 4K restoration.

Restoration courtesy of Arrow Films and the American Genre Film Archive.

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THE HAND OF GOD

Jan 25 to Jan 27
Tuesday thru Thursday 3:15, 6pm

Dir. Paolo Sorrentino - 2021 - 136m - Italy - In Italian with English subtitles

From Academy Award-winning writer and director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo, The Great Beauty, The Young Pope) comes the story of a boy, Fabietto Schisa, set in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s. The Hand of God is a story full of unexpected joys, such as the arrival of football legend Diego Maradona, and an equally unexpected tragedy. Fate plays its part, joy and tragedy intertwine, and Fabietto's future is set in motion. Sorrentino returns to his hometown to tell his most personal story, a tale of fate and family, sports and cinema, love and loss.

"It's a beautiful tautology: a true-to-life movie about a life made for movies." - A.O. Scott, New York Times

"At times amusing, at times sad, at times fantastical, and always heartfelt." - James Berardinelli, ReelViews

"Maybe more auteurs should continue sharing their roots." - Alci Rengifo, Entertainment Voice

"If you question anything in this film, the answer lies in Sorrentino's masterly right to depict what he wants. And he does it perfectly." - David Nice, The Arts Desk

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CAT O NINE TAILS - as part of our Dario Argento midweek blowout!

Jan 26
Wednesday 8:45pm

Dir. Dario Argento - 1971 - 115m

ALSO PLAYING FRIDAY JANUARY 28th AT 10:30PM!

This second entry in Dario Argento’s “Animal Trilogy” (following THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE) finds the young talent further refining his distinctive style and cementing his reputation as master of the giallo. Featuring another nerve-jangling score by the great Ennio Morricone, THE CAT O’ NINE TAILS remains one of Argento’s most suspenseful and underrated films. When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, a blind puzzle-maker overhears an attempt to blackmail an institute scientist shortly before the robbery, and teams up with intrepid reporter to crack the case. Soon the bodies pile up, and the two amateur sleuths find their own lives at risk in their search for the truth.

Restoration courtesy of Arrow Films and the American Genre Film Archive.

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DEEP RED - as part of our Dario Argento midweek blowout!

Jan 27
Thursday 8:45pm

Dir. Dario Argento - 1975 - 127m

ALSO PLAYING ON SATURDAY JANUARY 29th AT 10:30PM!

“Argento’s first full-fledged masterpiece, a riveting thriller whose secrets carefully unravel via carefully calibrated compositions.” -- Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

Anticipating the eerie magic of SUSPIRIA, DEEP RED finds Dario Argento and creative partner Daria Nicolodi presenting a simple, Christmas-set slasher. At least, that’s what it appears to be. But within two minutes, it’s obvious that there’s nothing “simple” about DEEP RED at all. With this movie, Argento perfected the classy, ultra-violent sub-genre that would come to be known as giallo—and also perfected playing audiences like a fiddle. This includes Goblin’s soundtrack, which is a spook-a-delic prog-rock masterpiece that beautifully complements the movie’s dreamy mood.

Restoration courtesy of Arrow Films and the American Genre Film Archive.

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CAT O NINE TAILS - as part of our Dario Argento midweek blowout!

Jan 28
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Dario Argento - 1971 - 115m

This second entry in Dario Argento’s “Animal Trilogy” (following THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE) finds the young talent further refining his distinctive style and cementing his reputation as master of the giallo. Featuring another nerve-jangling score by the great Ennio Morricone, THE CAT O’ NINE TAILS remains one of Argento’s most suspenseful and underrated films. When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, a blind puzzle-maker overhears an attempt to blackmail an institute scientist shortly before the robbery, and teams up with intrepid reporter to crack the case. Soon the bodies pile up, and the two amateur sleuths find their own lives at risk in their search for the truth.

Restoration courtesy of Arrow Films and the American Genre Film Archive.

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CHESS OF THE WIND

Jan 28 to Jan 31
Friday thru Monday 4pm, 8:15pm

Dir. Mohammad Reza Aslani - 1976 - 93m - Iran - In Farsi with English subtitles

Screened publicly just once before it was banned and then lost for decades, this rediscovered jewel of Iranian cinema reemerges to take its place as one of the most singular and astonishing works of the country’s pre-revolution New Wave. A hypnotically stylized murder mystery awash in shivery period atmosphere, Chess of the Wind unfolds in an ornate, candlelit mansion where a web of greed, violence, and betrayal ensnares the heirs to a family fortune as they vie for control of their recently-deceased matriarch’s estate. Melding the influences of European modernism, gothic horror, and classical Persian art, director Mohammad Reza Aslani crafts an exquisitely controlled mood piece that erupts in a stunningly subversive final act in which class conventions, gender roles, and even time itself are upended with shocking ferocity.

Restored by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project and Cineteca di Bologna at L’Image Retrouvée laboratory (Paris) in collaboration with Mohammad Reza Aslani and Gita Aslani Shahrestani. Restoration funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation.

"Aslani's vision is still breathtakingly distinctive, an incisively devastating social critique embedded in a complex tale of intrigue, greed, oppression, and murder." - Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com

"Aslani pulls story threads together with an elegant moving camera that doesn't immediately give up all the secrets a scene may contain." - Glenn Kenny, New York Times

"Comparatively short, sharp and disciplined..." - Dennis Harvey, 48 Hills

"We are quite lucky that "Chess Game of the Wind" eventually reemerged, not just due to its immense quality as a movie, but also as a testament to the progressiveness of the pro-Revolution Iranian cinema." - Panos Kotzathanasis, Asian Movie Pulse

"If the allegorical implications of the plot are somewhat obvious, the ways in which The Chess Game of the Wind utilizes small, devious details to achieve this goal are anything but."- Glenn Heath Jr., The Film Stage

A grand guignol of ... shattered glass, double-crosses, piled-up corpses and sexual betrayal." - Sarah Manvel, Kamera.co.uk

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THE TRACKER - 20th ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS - NEWLY RESTORED!

Jan 28 to Jan 31
Friday thru Monday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Rolf de Heer - 2002 - 98m - Australia - In English and Maori with English subtitles

IN HONOR & CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF DAVID GULPILIL (Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu AM - c.1953 - 29 November 2021) !

The year is 1922 and The Tracker (David Gulpilil, Walkabout, Rabbit-Proof Fence) has the job of pursuing The Fugitive - an aborigine who is suspected of murdering a white woman - as he leads three mounted policemen: The Fanatic, The Follower and also The Veteran across the outback.

The Tracker, a mysterious and enigmatic figure whose true character remains unknown, assists them in their quest. As they move deeper into the bush and further away from civilization, the toxic forces of paranoia and violence begin to escalate, stirring up questions of what is black and what is white and who is leading whom. Their journey becomes an acrimonious and murderous trek that shifts power from one man to another, challenged by the indigenous people they come across as well as each other.

"An imposing film that tackles a serious theme with dignity and even audacity and that features production values of the highest quality." - David Stratton, Variety

"The Tracker is one of those rare films that deserves to be called haunting." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"The Tracker has the punch of a good Western with a clean and direct script plus an adventurous use of songs and folk paintings." - Richard James Havis, Hollywood Reporter 

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30 SECONDS IN HELL

Jan 29
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Michael Anthony Giudicissi - 2021 - 100m - ALL SEATS $8 - SUPPORT LOCAL FILMMAKING!

From the brilliant minds at 30 Seconds Films - A first look at the upcoming supernatural take on the Gunfight at the OK Corral, "30 Seconds in Hell". Starring Danny Winn, Ryan Knudsen, and Hailey Josselyn. The film has mysterious saloonkeeper Destiny and her henchman Sorem bringing all of the important characters from Tombstone back from the grave. Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Ike Clanton, Mattie Earp and many more tell their story the way they see. Can the truth set them free or will they be forced to repeat the fight on Freemont Street that took place on October 26, 1881?

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DEEP RED - Final Screening!

Jan 29
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Dario Argento - 1975 - 127m

“Argento’s first full-fledged masterpiece, a riveting thriller whose secrets carefully unravel via carefully calibrated compositions.” -- Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

Anticipating the eerie magic of SUSPIRIA, DEEP RED finds Dario Argento and creative partner Daria Nicolodi presenting a simple, Christmas-set slasher. At least, that’s what it appears to be. But within two minutes, it’s obvious that there’s nothing “simple” about DEEP RED at all. With this movie, Argento perfected the classy, ultra-violent sub-genre that would come to be known as giallo—and also perfected playing audiences like a fiddle. This includes Goblin’s soundtrack, which is a spook-a-delic prog-rock masterpiece that beautifully complements the movie’s dreamy mood.

Restoration courtesy of Arrow Films and the American Genre Film Archive.

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FANON YESTERDAY, TODAY

Feb 1 to Feb 3
Tuesday thru Thursday 4pm, 8pm

Dir. Hassane Mezine - 2020 - 87m - France/Algeria - In French with English Subtitles

IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

Who was Franz Fanon and what is his legacy today? Documentarian Hassane Mezine gives voice to the men and women who knew the "flint warrior". Fanon died in December 1961 but his work ignited revolutionary fields throughout the world. The film takes the viewer on a journey from homeland to the hubs of political and social struggles passing through the land where Fanon rests. In the North and South of the world, activists speak of their struggle.

“Methodically explores the timelessness and urgent relevance of Fanon today, from the early engagement against Nazism to his ultimate fight against colonialism.”- Rachida Lamri, Ceasefire

“Mezine’s film-and here resides its great quality-leans towards the past but widens the future, building connections between Fanon and current struggles  - whether in Africa or elsewhere in the world.”- Repeating IslandsHassane Mezine

“In Fanon yesterday, today, there is an explicit suggestion to reconsider the relevance of Fanon’s work and to urgently re-appropriate it to our neocolonial condition.  For Mezine and for many of us, Fanon remains “the legend, a hard act to follow.” “ Haythem Guesmi, Africa is a country

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HOW THEY GOT OVER: GOSPEL QUARTETS AND THE ROAD TO ROCK AND ROLL! ENCORES!

Feb 1 to Feb 3
Tuesday thru Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Robert Clem - 2021 - 87m - No Matinees

IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

A wonderful telling of the story of how Black gospel quartet music became a primary source of what would be known as rock and roll, and in the process helped to break down racial walls in mid-twentieth century America.

Beginning in the 1920s, Black singers across the country took to the highways as the new technology of radio and records made it possible to reach a wider audience. Intense competition brought new ways to entertain, first with guitars, later with full bands, then with a performance style that would inspire Mick Jagger and a host of other rock and rollers. 

Their music was infectious, wrecking many a house on the chittlin’ circuit, then graduating to the Apollo and other major auditoriums across the country. The success of gospel quartets inspired record labels to form “doo-wop” groups that enticed gospel singers like Sam Cooke, Lou Rawls and Wilson Pickett to cross over to greater fame.

How They Got Over features classic performance footage of the Soul Stirrers, Dixie Hummingbirds, Blind Boys of Alabama and Mississippi, Sensational Nightingales, Mighty Clouds of Joy, the Davis Sisters, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and many more. Some of the greatest names in quartet music are interviewed in the film, giving vivid accounts of how they “got over” in their performances: shouting, bending over backwards, dancing, and jumping off the stage.

"A revealing and inspiring look at the massive contribution of gospel music to the spirit and vitality of rock 'n' roll:  an invaluable documentary which combines historical scholarship with thrilling glimpses of gospel singers, both superstars of the genre and some you'll probably be experiencing for the first time.” - Robert Hilburn, former pop critic of the Los Angeles Times

"Filled with insightful commentary as well as rare, spectacular

footage of the masters of quartet in their heyday ... The essential story of the cross-fertilization between quartet gospel music and rock ‘n roll." - Billy Price, R&B/Soul singer

“If you love music and want to know about the origins of rock and roll, you must see this film!” - Terre Roche, The Roche Sisters

“As a lifetime fan of gospel music, I believe this excellent film tells the story and shows the artists in a most compelling way.” - Jon Landau, critic, producer, manager, Bruce Springsteen

"A straight-up joy to watch!" - Film Ink

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FLEE

Feb 4 to Feb 7
Friday thru Monday 4pm, 8pm

Dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen - 2021 - 84m - Denmark - In Danish with English subtitles

In FLEE, the Grand Jury Prize winner at this year’s Sundance Festival, filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen tells a poignant story of belonging and the search for identity. Amin’s life has been defined by his past and a secret he’s kept for over 20 years. Forced to leave his home country of Afghanistan as a young child with his mother and siblings, Amin now grapples with how his past will affect his future in Denmark and the life he is building with his soon-to-be husband. Told brilliantly through the use of animation to protect his identity, Amin looks back over his life, opening up for the first time about his past, his trauma, the truth about his family, and his acceptance of his own sexuality.

"Evocatively animated in a style that is visually sparse but emotionally vibrant, with a strong sense of motion and interiority." - Roxana Hadadi, RogerEbert.com

"The year's most inventive animated adventure mixes graphic design with documentary realism and puts hallucinatory brilliance at the service of understanding the continuing psychic damage of war. You'll never forget it." - Peter Travers, ABC News

"The film, heightened by haunting, sometimes surreal animated sequences, helps us understand why solitude threatened to be his permanent state, and how a refugee's flight can devastate the strongest spirit and shut down a tender one." - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

"Denmark's Oscar triple threat...is a deeply moving and involving story recounting the myriad complexities facing those trying to find a better life in a new country." - Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews

"The year's greatest animated film is also one of the year's best docs." - Samuel R. Murrian, Parade Magazine

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STAND UP COMEDY SHOWCASE!

Feb 4
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Royal A. Wood III - Now - 60m approx - ALL SEATS $15 / $10 IN ADVANCE ONLINE!

Ristras Productions Presents: A Stand-Up Comedy Special with Albuquerque’s Sarah Kennedy  & Josh Fournier - with special host Alex Benton plus guest performers AJ Mathews, Jake Otero, Carla Vasquez, Jake Boor-Morris, Jared Ostrom, & Robert Eyster!

GET ADVANCE TICKETS NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

ABOUT THE HEADLINERS - Sarah Kennedy wants to help you escape—and she said as much in an interview with The Atlantic—whether it’s through live stand-up comedy, through humor writing, or through countless events online.

She’s been featured on The Today Show, MTV and SiriusXM, performed in multiple comedy festivals across the country, and was also a finalist in NBC’s Stand-Up For Diversity nationwide comedy contest. She’s published pieces in The Advocate, Reductress, and GO Magazine, among others, and most recently, her original scripts have been performed on the Spec Script Podcast.

She co-wrote/co-directed/co-starred in the award-winning short film, The Fabulous (Name TBD)s, and lately, she’s been doing a lot of Zoom comedy shows.

Sarah’s always looking for a way to cheer people up and keep them laughing.

Joshua Fournier is a Native of New Mexico and a Literal Native. Hailing from the Navajo Nation, Josh has blazed a trail through the comedy Southwest scene. His comedic humor was honed as a Strip Club Do but has since moved to the comedy stage. Josh has performed at the Four Corners Comedy Festival two years in a row, Opened for Touring comics Such as Jake Daniels and Tony Dijamco on the Jokers and Jester's Comedy Tour, He's opened for Thai Rivera, Performed at Northern Edge Casino as well as Embarked on a Multi State Comedy Tour. He's won Numerous Comedy Competitions as well as Headlined shows through out New Mexico and Colorado. His Comedic Performance is something to witness as he's always bringing Energy to the Stage.

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THE WHALER BOY

Feb 4 to Feb 7
Friday thru Monday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Philipp Yuryev - 2021 - 93m - Russia, Poland and Belgium - In Russian with English subtitles - NO MATINEES

15-year-old Leshka lives in an isolated village on the Bering Strait. Like most men where he lives, he is a whale hunter. When internet arrives in the village, Leshka becomes infatuated with a webcam model from America - so far away and yet almost close enough to see across the waters of the Strait. Coming of age in the male-dominated whaling community, Leshka's encounter with this mysterious woman awakens in him a desire to find love outside of the confines of his tiny world. He becomes determined to meet her in real life, setting forth on a dangerous adventure across the raging waters of the sea. Featuring stunning photography of the dramatic landscape, and punctuated by off-kilter humor, "there’s an almost fable-like simplicity to this atmospheric coming of age story" (Screen Daily) about the division between two worlds.

"[A] brilliant premise for a movie and Yuryev delivers on that promise big time. His screenplay is minutely observant, unafraid to explore various themes and truly original. First-time actor Onokhov is a stunner. The two cinematographers Mikhail Khursevich and Yakov Mironichev are also making their feature debut with this film and their work is equally astounding. By capturing the endless expanse and the untouched ancient appeal of Chukotka in wide angles and naturalistic light, they’ve created visual poetry that will be hard to forget." - Zhuo-Ning Su, Awards Daily

"The film is a vivid rumination on the fuzzy border between fantasy and reality." - William Repass, Slant Magazine

"The cast is terrific. But, the greatest asset to The Whaler Boy is the cinematography by Mikhail Khursevich and Yakov Mironichev. The film is a true work of art, as the visuals are grand and fuel the emotional core of the protagonist’s journey. Every frame is gorgeous, from the amazing at sea shots of whale hunting to the landscape swallowing Leshka as he treks toward his destiny. When coupled with Krzysztof A. Janczak’s stirring score, the film proves to be a true auditory and ocular sensation." - Bobby LePire, Film Threat

"A film about finding our place in the world, universal in its portrayal of the turbulence of adolescence with its first loves, jealousies and yearning for escape, but unique for the place in which it’s set, half-way between two continents, with America on the one side and Russia on the other, the past on one side and the future on the other." - Vittoria Scarpa, Cineuropa

"The Whaler Boy is a quietly absorbing story from a part of the world that’s rarely seen on screen." - Oliver Johnston, The Upcoming

"[A] delicately unusual and visually resplendent ... stark but richly satisfying feature." - Meredith Taylor, Filmuforia

"An intimate and immersive coming of age story... entrancing." - Katie Garwood, The Slice

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FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH - 40th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING!

Feb 5
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Amy Heckerling - 1982 - 90m

Academy Award winner Sean Penn stars as the unforgettable Jeff Spicoli in the film that defined the outrageous and bold teen comedy genre! A group of Southern California high school students explore their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Directed by Amy Heckerling (Clueless) and written by Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous), this hilarious portrait of 1980s American teen life features film debuts of future stars Nicolas Cage and Forest Whitaker, plus decade-defining music from The Go-Go’s, Oingo Boingo and The Cars.

"Fast Times will always be remembered for one thing: showing respect for and insight into the members of its core audience, something that was as rare in the 1980s as it is today." - James Berardinelli, ReelViews

"Ultimately rewarding endeavor that deserves a place among Hollywood's very best high-school movies." - David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews

"Here is a portrait of modern high school life that speaks lightly but truly to the fears and trials of post-Watergate teens." - F.X. Feeney, L.A. Weekly

"In many ways, Fast Times at Ridgemont High defined a generation of young Americans, excited about the future and what life may hold for them." - Rob Aldam, Backseat Mafia

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JIMI HENDRIX: LIVE IN MAUI - Music, Money, Madness

Feb 8 to Feb 10
Tuesday thru Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. John McDermott - 2020 - 91m - No Matinees

In Honor of Black History Month!  Also the First Time In Cinemas and Grammy Nominated!

ALSO PLAYING THE FOLLOWING MIDWEEK FEBRUARY 15th THRU 17th!

It's Jimi Hendrix's storied 1970 visit to Maui, his performance on the dormant lower crater of the Haleakala volcano on the island and how the band became ensnared with the ill-fated Rainbow Bridge movie produced by their controversial manager Michael Jeffery. This critically acclaimed documentary incorporates never before released original performance footage and new interviews with firsthand participants and key players such as Billy Cox, Eddie Kramer, and Warner Bros. executives.    

The film presents Hendrix, joined by bassist Billy Cox and drummer Mitch Mitchell at the height of his powers, playing flawlessly against a stunning natural backdrop. Included are breathtaking renditions of "Foxey Lady," "Purple Haze," and Voodoo Child (Slight Return)," as well as then-unreleased songs like "Dolly Dagger" and "Freedom" that showcased the new direction Hendrix was moving toward.

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WHY IS WE AMERICANS? THE AMIRI BARAKA FAMILY!

Feb 8 to Feb 10
Tuesday thru Thursday 3:45, 8pm

Dir. Udi Aloni and Ayana Morris - 2020 - 100m

IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

ALSO PLAYING THE FOLLOWING MIDWEEK FEBRUARY 15th THRU 17th!

Featuring Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones), Amina Baraka, Mayor Ras Baraka, Ms. Lauryn Hill and NJ Senator Corey Booker!

From the Newark Rebellion of 1967 to current day, the city’s narrative has been one of revolution with each generation picking up where the previous had left off. WHY IS WE AMERICANS? weighs in on Newark’s struggle against oppression through the personal triumphs and tragedies of the Baraka family -- from Amiri’s civil rights leadership and ultimate artistic marginalization, to the horrific murder of his sister, Kimako, through the homicide of daughter Shani (one of the first openly gay black activists) to the historic election of Ras Baraka as mayor of Newark, NJ. And through it all, it is the matriarch, Amina Baraka, who emerges as story’s lode star and moral compass. Spanning decades of social activism, poetry, music, art, and politics, this kaleidoscopic family saga is framed by on-camera interviews with Ms. Lauryn Hill, rare archival footage and revealing personal testimonials. As we connect with the iconoclastic poet Amiri Baraka, his wife, Amina, and their son, Ras, a portrait of a city emerges with an inspiring call to arms in the fight for class and racial justice.

"Udi Aloni offers education and insight into amazing people, motivating you to learn more about them." - Sabina Dana Plasse, Film Threat

"I recommend this film because it brings a lens onto the historical aspects of the Baraka family." - Neely Swanson, Easy Reader (California)

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AIR DOLL - newly restored!

Feb 11 to Feb 14
Friday thru Monday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda - 2009 - 125m - Japan - In Japanese with English subtitles - NO MATINEES

Every night, Hideo leaves the restaurant at which he works, returning to the home he shares with the one balm for his daily boredom. Her name is Nozomi. She's really quite a stunner and she's always ready to lend an ear when her lover has problems to air. Hideo adores her deeply, consistently displaying his affection for her and showering her with little gifts. The couple's idyllic existence alternates between long conversations and torrid bouts of sex. They're in love and if Nozomi weren't an inflatable doll, their relationship would be an ideal one. One day, the unexpected occurs. When Hideo steps out of his apartment, Nozomi suddenly comes to life.

After creating the touching autobiographical drama STILL WALKING, Hirokazu Kore-eda revisits the fantastic, a genre he explored in his film AFTER LIFE, in AIR DOLL. The director of NOBODY KNOWS delivers a poetic meditation in which the use of magic realism allows him to illustrate the ills of modern society. Seeing the world through the childlike eyes of Nozomi, the audience shares her difficult treading between the marvellous and the miserable. It's hard not to be moved by the many surprises in store for the living doll – one of which in particular, thanks to some impressive digital effects, will linger with you long after the credits roll.

Despite its dramatic impact, AIR DOLL is threaded with humour and open-heartedness, offering an optimistic counterpoint to the film's cynical tone. Moreover, one can't help but fall for the charms of Korean actress Bae Du-na who, after turning heads in THE HOST, displays incredible charisma here, almost single-handedly carrying the film herself. Unique and poignant, AIR DOLL again confirms Kore-eda as a master of contemporary cinema.

“An achingly beautiful meditation on loneliness and longing in the city.” - Maggie Lee, The Hollywood Reporter

"Sweetly, strangely sexual. A fable etched in comedy, sadness, and mild existential philosophy." - Wesley Morris, Boston Globe

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CATCH THE FAIR ONE

Feb 11 to Feb 14
Friday thru Monday 4pm, 8:30

Dir. Josef Kubota Wladyka - 2022 - 86m

Native American boxer Kaylee embarks on the fight of her life when she goes undercover in a sex trafficking operation to seek answers and revenge against the men responsible for the disappearance of her sister.

"A textured story of how festering loss leads to unblinking resolution for justice, wins in a knockout." - Robert Daniels, The Playlist

"It's a stunning debut for [Kali] Reis, who is never anything but completely credible in her grief, fear, intelligence, and determination." - Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central

"It's a lean, efficient variation on Taken in which women are both predator and prey, and happily-ever-afters are best left to the imagination." - Nick Schager, The Daily Beast

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MOULIN ROUGE

Feb 11
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Baz Luhrmann - 2001 - 127m - ALL SEATS $10

GET ADVANCE TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE!

Celebrate Valentine's Day with New Mexico Entertainment with a special screening of Moulin Rouge at The Guild Cinema. Pre-sale ticket purchasers are entered to win door prizes at the screening.

STORYLINE: A young Englishman in the Paris of 1899, becomes infatuated with Satine, a singer at the Moulin Rouge. However, she has been promised by the manager to a Duke in return for funding his next production. As the young lovers meet in secret, Satine's wedding day draws closer but she hides a fatal secret from both Christian and the Duke. (Google)

NME MOVIE NIGHT IS A LIMITED SEAT EVENT.

PROCEDURES DURING SCREENINGS: The Guild Cinema is a mask-required venue and must be wornl during the movie screenings unless eating or drinking. We will also provide hand sanitizer and patrons will be reminded to perform basic hygiene practice while attending.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Please bring your payment 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 standby list if you have not checked ten minutes after the show starts. Thank you for your punctuality!

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JIMI HENDRIX: LIVE IN MAUI - Music, Money, Madness

Feb 15 to Feb 17
Tuesday thru Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. John McDermott - 2020 - 91m - No Matinees

In Honor Of Black History Month!  Also the First Time In Cinemas and Grammy Nominated!

It's Jimi Hendrix's storied 1970 visit to Maui, his performance on the dormant lower crater of the Haleakala volcano on the island and how the band became ensnared with the ill-fated Rainbow Bridge movie produced by their controversial manager Michael Jeffery. This critically acclaimed documentary incorporates never before released original performance footage and new interviews with firsthand participants and key players such as Billy Cox, Eddie Kramer, and Warner Bros. executives.    

The film presents Hendrix, joined by bassist Billy Cox and drummer Mitch Mitchell at the height of his powers, playing flawlessly against a stunning natural backdrop. Included are breathtaking renditions of "Foxey Lady," "Purple Haze," and Voodoo Child (Slight Return)," as well as then-unreleased songs like "Dolly Dagger" and "Freedom" that showcased the new direction Hendrix was moving toward.

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WHY IS WE AMERICANS? THE AMIRI BARAKA FAMILY!

Feb 15 to Feb 17
Tuesday thru Thursday 3:45, 8pm

Dir. Udi Aloni and Ayana Morris - 2021 - 100m

IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

Featuring Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones), Amina Baraka, Mayor Ras Baraka, Ms. Lauryn Hill and NJ Senator Corey Booker!

From the Newark Rebellion of 1967 to current day, the city’s narrative has been one of revolution with each generation picking up where the previous had left off. WHY IS WE AMERICANS? weighs in on Newark’s struggle against oppression through the personal triumphs and tragedies of the Baraka family -- from Amiri’s civil rights leadership and ultimate artistic marginalization, to the horrific murder of his sister, Kimako, through the homicide of daughter Shani (one of the first openly gay black activists) to the historic election of Ras Baraka as mayor of Newark, NJ. And through it all, it is the matriarch, Amina Baraka, who emerges as story’s lode star and moral compass. Spanning decades of social activism, poetry, music, art, and politics, this kaleidoscopic family saga is framed by on-camera interviews with Ms. Lauryn Hill, rare archival footage and revealing personal testimonials. As we connect with the iconoclastic poet Amiri Baraka, his wife, Amina, and their son, Ras, a portrait of a city emerges with an inspiring call to arms in the fight for class and racial justice.

"Udi Aloni offers education and insight into amazing people, motivating you to learn more about them." - Sabina Dana Plasse, Film Threat

"I recommend this film because it brings a lens onto the historical aspects of the Baraka family." - Neely Swanson, Easy Reader (California)

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PARALLEL MOTHERS

Feb 18 to Feb 21
Friday thru Monday 5:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Pedro Almodovar - 2022 - 123m - Spain - In Spanish with english subtitles

Starring Penélope Cruz, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Milena Smit, Israel Elejalde, Julieta Serrano, and Rossy de Palma!

Two women, Janis and Ana, coincide in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn’t regret it and she is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatized. Janis tries to encourage her while they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors. The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between the two, which by chance develops and complicates, and changes their lives in a decisive way.

"As ever with Almodóvar's films, to enter his world is a pleasure - even when we're faced with pain and tough lessons." - Dave Calhoun, Time Out

"There are more twists and turns in Parallel Mothers that I won't disclose but the film is mesmerizing." - Max Weiss, Baltimore Magazine

"Cruz is a marvel: forceful, passionate, casually sexy. There are lots of people who star in movies. There are very few honest-to-Hollywood movie stars. Cruz is one of them." - Mark Feeney, Boston Globe

"The somber meets the surreal in a gorgeous movie with one of Penelope Cruz's best performances." - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

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THE PACT

Feb 18 to Feb 21
Friday thru Monday 3pm, 8pm

Dir. Bille August - 2022 - 115m - Denmark - In Danish with English subtitles

From the Academy Award and Palme D’or winning director Bille August (PELLE THE CONQUEROR, HOUSE OF SPIRITS and A FORTUNATE MAN) comes the story about world famous writer Karen Blixen (OUT OF AFRICA).

Aged 63 Karen Blixen is at the pinnacle of her fame and next in line to win the Nobel Prize for literature. It has been 17 years since she gave up her famous farm in Africa only to return to Denmark with her life in ruins. Devastated by syphilis and having lost the love of her life she has reinvented herself as a literary sensation. She is an isolated genius, however, until the day she meets a talented 30-year-old poet. She promises him literary stardom if he in return will obey her unconditionally even at the cost of him losing everything else in his life…

"An excellent film about the price of following your heart. And it serves as a wonderful insight into another side of our great literary star” - Børsen

“Is Birthe Neumann as great as Blixen? No. She is magnificent. Absolutely wildly amazing, actually” - Berlingske

“For Bille August, this film is a triumph. It's as if his entire career is coming together with this film”  - Ekko

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Bubba Ho Tep - 20th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING!

Feb 19
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Don Coscarelli - 2003 - 92m

DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 53 

From the director of PHANTASM, BEASTMASTER and JOHN DIES AT THE END!  Also based on the Bram Stoker Award nominee short story by acclaimed author Joe R. Lansdale!

Bubba Ho-tep tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis.

We find the King (Bruce Campbell) as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his "death", then missed his chance to switch back. Elvis teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident who thinks that he is actually President John F. Kennedy, and the two valiant old codgers sally forth to battle an evil Egyptian entity who has chosen their long-term care facility as his happy hunting grounds!

"Mind-blowing in its originality, Bubba Ho-tep transcends the "late-night cult" genre by virtue of captivating performances by Campbell and Davis, and the assured direction of Don Coscarelli. Coscarelli handles the bizarre material with such precision that you actually believe that Elvis and JFK are alive and not quite well. He treats the characters, and old age for that matter, with such respect that no matter how absurd things become, you are completely with him.  Bubba Ho-tep, with its cinematic flash and terrifically offbeat humor, is a fantastic story of redemption, courage and friendship." - CineVegas International Film Festival

"BUBBA HO-TEP IS A MASTERPIECE IN ITS OWN RIGHT" - Guido Henkel, DVD Review

"A SIGNIFICANT PIECE OF AMERICAN CINEMA" - Nick Digilio, WGN Chicago (MP3 AUDIO)

"DON COSCARELLI'S DELIGHTFUL INDEPENDENT FEATURE" - Dave Kehr, New York Times

"BRUCE CAMPBELL IN A PERFORMANCE FOR THE AGES" - David Hunter, The Hollywood Reporter

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LINGUI, THE SACRED BONDS

Feb 22 to Feb 24
Tuesday 4pm only / Wednesday & Thursday 4pm, 8pm

Dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun - 2021 - 87m - Chad/France - In French with English subtitles

IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

ALSO PLAYING MARCH 7th THRU 9th AT SHOW TIMES T.B.A.

On the outskirts of N'djamena, the capital of Chad, fiercely determined single mother Amina (Achouackh Abakar Souleyman) works tirelessly to provide for herself and Maria, her 15-year-old daughter (Rihane Khalil Alio). Suddenly, Amina's fragile existence collapses: she learns Maria is pregnant, and has been kicked out of her Islamic girls' school. Maria does not want this pregnancy, but abortion in Chad is condemned both by religion and law. Abandoned by her own family years before for her pregnancy with Maria, Amina is determined to offer a different fate for her child. As mother and daughter fight to procure a simple procedure made inaccessible by their patriarchal government, they must navigate a treacherous network of male doctors, relatives, and neighbors, forging a connection stronger than any they've ever known before.

"Four stars! A powerful paean to the love between a mother and her daughter." – Dave Calhoun, Time Out

"A fully feminist film." – Amy Taubin, Artforum

"A bracing work... vivid, sometimes overwhelmingly present." – Justin Chang, The Los Angeles Times  

"Sublime... entrancing." – David Ehlrich, Indiewire

"A rich pro-choice meditation... an incredible acting showcase." – Robert Daniels, The Playlist

"Virtually peerless... a moral parable, a cri de coeur and a formalist wonder." – David Fear, Rolling Stone

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MINGA AND THE BROKEN SPOON

Feb 22 to Feb 24
Tuesday thru Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Claye Edou - 2017 - 80m - Cameroon - In English - No Matinees

IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

The first feature-length animated film entirely conceived and produced in Cameroon and is loosely based on “The Broken Spoon,” the famous African tale. The film is a vibrant tribute to Cameroon’s rich cultural diversity, while being a source of entertainment for the young and old alike!

A charming animation for the entire family, this African fable tells the story of Minga, an orphaned girl living with her stepmother MamiKaba and her stepsister Abena. One day, when she washes the dishes in the river, she accidentally brakes a spoon. A furious MamiKaba chases her away from the house, asking her to find the only identical spoon hidden by her late mother. An adventurous journey then begins for Minga in the forest.

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2022 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS

Feb 25 to Mar 6
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Dir. varies - 2022 - varies

It's that time of year again - Academy Award nominated shorts from around the planet:  LIVE ACTION, ANIMATION and DOCUMENTARY!  

For the 18th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 25th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 27th.  

MORE INFO TO FOLLOW SHORTLY!

ANIMATION SHORTS - FRIDAY FEBRUARY 25 thru MONDAY FEBRUARY 28

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS - TUESDAY MARCH 1 thru THURSDAY MARCH 3

LIVE ACTION SHORTS - FRIDAY MARCH 4 thru SUNDAY MARCH 6

 

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THE DARK CRYSTAL - 40th ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS

Feb 26 to Feb 27
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Jim Henson, Frank Oz & Gary Kurtz - 1982 - 93m - No Matinees

CO-PRESENTED BY BUBONICON 53, EXPECT SOME GREAT DOOR PRIZES BY THEM!

Classic early 80's cult film from muppet creator Jim Henson & crew! Another planet, another time. 1000 years ago the mysterious Dark Crystal was damaged by one of the Urskeks and an age of chaos has began! The evil race of grotesque birdlike lizards the Skeksis, gnomish dragons who rule their fantastic planet with an iron claw. Meanwhile the orphan Jen, raised in solitude by a race of the peace-loving wizards called the Mystics, embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of the Dark Crystal which gives the Skesis their power and restore the balance of the universe.

"A children's fantasy film so enjoyable, imaginative and devoid of cuteness that you want to shake the hand of each individual member of the huge team of collaborators." - John Engstrom, Boston Globe

"A mesmerizing picture that will enchant older children and adults alike." - David Parkinson, Radio Times

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mssv - Haru Tour 2022 !!

Mar 17
Thursday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. mssv of course! - NOW - 90m approx - ALL SEATS $12

ADVANCE TICKETS NOW BY CLICKING HERE, THIS IS GONNA BE TREMENDOUS!  MAYBE SOME MOVIE SOUNDTRACKING TOO, STAY TUNED!

Get a taste of what you'll be in store for by checking out The Mystery Of - Main Steam Stop Valve (official video), June 16th - Main Steam Stop Valve (official video), No One Says Old Man (To The Old Man) - Live Flowers (live video), I Am Not A Data Point - Wall of Flowers (live video).  Also dig into their SPOTIFY and BANDCAMP pages!

mssv bio:

No less an authority than Nels Cline, the high priest of art-rock guitarists, has called Mike Baggetta a “guitar poet.” That poetry, alternately gnarled and flowing, is on fine display in Main Steam Stop Valve, the second album by (and the decompressed namesake of) mssv, an experimental rock trio featuring Baggetta, the legendary punk bassist Mike Watt, and the versatile drummer Stephen Hodges.

The collaboration began when Watt, of The Minutemen fame, joined Baggetta and seasoned session drummer Jim Keltner to record an improvised jazz-rock album called Wall of Flowers, an eight-track romp from pastoral splendor to urban din and back again. When Keltner declined to tour, they brought in Hodges, whose credits as a player include Mavis Staples, Tom Waits, and David Lynch, not to mention Contemplating the Engine Room with Watt.

Solidified as mssv—some heretofore unimagined hybrid of a punky power trio and a dreamy experimental rock band—they released Main Steam Stop Valve, which blends industrial vigor and impressionistic languor into a lingering impression of “pressure, combustion, power, and hissing clouds of sonic poetry,” as Premier Guitar said. From the throttled surf guitar of “The Mystery Of” and the glimmering post-rock of “Every Growing Thing” to groovy, songful numbers like “Old Crow,” there’s no telling which way the band will turn at any given moment, a proposition that becomes a promise when they break down and reassemble these songs live, with an instinct for restraint and an openness to anarchy.

“…vintage twang in service of Americana-meets exploratory Jazz-psych…” - Rolling Stone

“The chemistry is palpable, the vibe is loose, and the songs are all worlds unto themselves.” - Aquarium Drunkard 

“...stealthy, mysterious music…” - New York Times

"…full of subversive surprises, hellacious skronking, string-scraping and a general hornets’ nest of fuzz-toned dissonance.” - Slate Magazine

“Mike Baggetta is a genre-blurring guitar hero…at the forefront of an army of guitar innovators” - JazzTimes

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MORE VIRTUAL CINEMA & IN-PERSON PUBLIC SCREENINGS TITLES ON THE WAY - STAY TUNED!!

Mar 18 to Aug 31