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CASABLANCA BEATS

Sep 30 to Oct 4
Friday thru Tuesday 5:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Nabil Ayouch - 2022 - 101m - France, Morocco - In Arabic with English subtitles - NO MATINEES

Director Nabil Ayouch (Razzia, Horses of God) drew on his own experience opening a youth cultural center in Casablanca for this story of a former rapper named Anas who takes a job teaching hip hop in an underprivileged neighborhood. Despite differences in identity, religion, and politics, Anas encourages his students to bond together and break free from the weight of restrictive traditions in order to follow their passion and express themselves through the arts. Featuring a dynamic ensemble of first-time actors, many of them students of the real-life cultural center where the film was shot, Casablanca Beats is a vibrant and inspiring coming-of-age hip hop musical with a decidedly feminist edge. Mixing intimate yet high stakes drama with infectious musical sequences, the film transports audiences to a lively and contemporary Casablanca, far from the clichés about the Arab world. Morocco’s official submission to the 94th Academy Awards® offers a refreshing dose of youthful inspiration alongside a powerful message about the liberating power of self-expression.

“Energetic and hopeful. Communicates the creative excitement of hip-hop [and] infects the audience with its passion and the unshakable belief that a person who has self-confidence and self-expression can really change society.” - Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

“The film has the power to engage and amuse, and it also delivers a factor that’s in short supply in this year’s Cannes competition entries: joy.” - Anna Smith, Deadline

“Could be a rallying cry for any youth activism group, anywhere in the world. It’s hard to argue when the results are this energetic, this empowering and this irresistibly youthful.” - Jessica Kiang, Variety

“Defiant, uninhibited and full of attitude. Hip hop and rap music infuse every aspect of Nabil Ayouch’s vibrant musical… this is a film which celebrates empowerment and the exhilarating release of finding a voice and being heard." - Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

“A spiky, politically energized drama.” - Phil de Semlyen, Time Out London

"An excellent tale that is both a love affair with hip hop and a look at how the Moroccan youth is challenging orthodox views in the digital age.” - Kaleem Aftab, Cineuropa

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MOONAGE DAYDREAM

Sep 30 to Oct 4
Friday thru Tuesday 2:45, 7:45

Dir. Brett Morgen - 2022 - 140m

An astounding cinematic odyssey exploring David Bowie’s creative and musical journey from visionary filmmaker Brett Morgen and sanctioned by the Bowie estate.

Five years in the making and featuring never-before-seen footage, experience it in our movie theater!

"Among the best films about any artist I've ever seen!" - Vogue

"At every turn, Morgen’s film is a bombastic, overstimulating, poignant, life-affirming and risk-taking summation of the artist’s ethos and maturation as a person. In short, “Moonage Daydream” is the film Bowie would’ve proudly made." - Robert Daniels, RogerEbert.com

"A David Bowie love supreme." - Peter Howell, Toronto Star

"You get closer than you expect to the chilly sexy enigma of who David Bowie really was." - Owen Gleiberman, Variety

"More sensory experience than straightforward recounting, [Moonage Daydream] is about feeling your way through a chaotic world with Ziggy Stardust as your anchor." - Siddhant Adlakha, indieWire

"An 140-minute shapeshifting epiphany-slash-freakout leading to the revelation that, yes, we’re lovers of David Bowie and that is that." - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

"This is a fulfilling film Bowie's hardcore fans should crave." - Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

"An immersive ride into David Bowie's sound and vision, and leaves you gobsmacked by his creative genius over the course of his 50-year career." -Kate Muir, Daily Mail (UK)

"Writer and director Brett Morgen (Cobain: Montage of Heck) has crafted a shattering sensory experience that takes viewers on an audio-visual odyssey through Bowie’s career and artistic vision." - Andrew Murray, The Upcoming

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FRIGHT NIGHT

Oct 1
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Tom Holland - 1985 - 105m - ALL SEATS $10

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Join New Mexico Entertainment for a special screening of Fright Night at The Guild Cinema. Presale ticket holders will be entered to win door prizes from Bubonicon 54 and a custom screen printed poster by artists Jeremy Montoya and Jon Sanchez!

Teenage Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) is a horror-film junkie, so it's no surprise that, when a reclusive new neighbor named Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon) moves next-door, Brewster becomes convinced he is a vampire. It's also no surprise when nobody believes him. However, after strange events begin to occur, Charlie has no choice but to turn to the only person who could possibly help: washed-up television vampire killer Peter Vincent

NME MOVIE NIGHT IS A LIMITED SEAT EVENT. It is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED that you arrive NO LATER THAN 10:10 PM to choose your seats and have time to grab something at concessions. Thank you!

PROCEDURES DURING SCREENINGS: The Guild Cinema is a mask-friendly venue. Masks are encouraged, but not mandatory, during our movie screenings (subject to change depending on current mandates by the State). We will also provide hand sanitizer and patrons will be reminded to perform basic hygiene practices 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 20 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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2022 ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS

Oct 5 to Oct 9
Wednesday thru Sunday 3:30, 8pm

Dir. Various - 2022 - 88m

After a two-year Covid hiatus, the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS returns to theaters and campuses across North America this fall. This 22nd edition comprises 10 films -- nine recent, along with one restored classic -- which deal with both the anxieties and hopes of a world faced with a seemingly endless series of existential crises. All are inventive, their tone ranges from the whimsical to the profound; their techniques, from stop-motion to hand-drawn to computer-aided. “Animation is a natural medium for dealing with abstract ideas and deeply felt concerns, and the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS has always strived to scour the world for the most affecting and engaging films,” says founder and curator Ron Diamond. “While the recent films were conceived and some finished, before the Covid lockdowns, all but the most abstract display a concern with the ways in which we are all interconnected...or sadly alienated from our sense of human connection.” This general issue appears in many forms and styles: While "Beyond Noh" cleverly shows the prevalence of masks through all cultures, and "Rain” humorously explores the dangers of groupthink, "Ties" takes the notion of connectedness from the metaphorical to the actual.

The nine new films - plus one restored classic - come from Europe, Asia, and North America. The program culminates with a striking restored 4K digital remaster by the Academy Film Archive of Frederic Back's classic 1987 Oscar-winner, "The Man Who Planted Trees."

This year's films are:

Beyond Noh -- Patrick Smith/Kaori Ishida (U.S./Japan)

Empty Places -- Geoffroy de Crecy (France)

Beseder (Good and Better) -- Gil Alkabetz (Germany)

Zoizoglyphe -- Jeanne Apergis (France)

Rain (Deszcz) -- Piotr Milczarek (Poland)

Average Happiness -- Maja Gehrig (Switzerland)

Aurora -- Jo Meuris (U.S.)

Yes-People -- Gísli Darri Halldórsson (Iceland)

Ties -- Dina Velikovskaya (Germany/Russia)

The Man Who Planted Trees -- Frederic Back (Canada)

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HALLELUJAH: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

Oct 5 to Oct 9
Wednesday thru Sunday 5:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine - 2022 - 115m - No Matinees

Featuring Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, John Cale, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Glen Hansard, Sharon Robinson, Rufus Wainwright and many others!

A definitive exploration of singersongwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, “Hallelujah.” This feature-length documentary weaves together three creative strands: The songwriter and his times; the song’s dramatic journey from record label reject to chart-topping hit; and moving testimonies from major recording artists for whom “Hallelujah” has become a personal touchstone. Approved for production by Leonard Cohen just before his 80th birthday in 2014, the film accesses a wealth of never-before-seen archival materials from the Cohen Trust including Cohen’s personal notebooks, journals and photographs, performance footage, and extremely rare audio recordings and interviews.

"Makes for a riveting watch. As for those who are less familiar with the song or its original writer, this might prove to be a genuine eye-opener." - Linda Marric, The Jewish Chronicle

"... A layered portrait of Cohen’s life (from poet to rock star to monk to comeback king) while always returning to the song that defined him." - Kevin Maher, Times (UK)

"An engrossing portrait of an artist through the lens of his most famous and enduring work." - Adam Graham, Detroit News

"By focusing on the song rather than the man, the filmmakers create an arc that keeps viewers engaged." - Bridgette M. Redman, Chicago Reader

"Fans of Leonard Cohen, and there are millions of them, will be enthralled by this portrait of “a kind of modern minstrel”." - David Stratton, The Australian

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RABID: 45th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING!

Oct 7
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. David Cronenberg - 1977 - 91m - ALL SEATS $8

Picking up where the taboo-busting SHIVERS left off, RABID is the next-level iteration of Cronenberg’s obsession with sexual body violence in the form of a late nite creature feature. After a motorcycle accident, former adult film star Marilyn Chambers wakes up in a hospital with new skin and a new appetite. As the city of Montréal is transformed into an incubator for gunk-spewing vampires, the ghostly Chambers finds herself at war with her body and the world. This is a young Cronenberg firing on all cylinders. Featuring a focused and intense performance from Chambers, clever statements on vanity and greed, and a grotesque lil’ beastie who looks like a penis with teeth, RABID is a high-water mark in lysergic horror. This includes the show-stopping scene that involves a machine gun and Santa Claus.

"A delight(fully disgusting) sleazy/cerebral combination that only Cronenberg can deliver." — Stacie Ponder, FINAL GIRL

"Cronenberg casts [Chambers] in a different kind of skin flick, and allows her to weaponise her seductive charms and to penetrate those who would do the same to her - all in the service of an animalistic lust (for blood) that is Insatiable..." - Anton Bitel, Projected Figures

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VESPER

Oct 8
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Kristina Buozyte & Bruno Samper - 2022 - 112m - Lithuania, U.S.

Starring Raffiella Chapman, Eddie Marsan, Rosy McEwen, Richard Brake, Melanie Gaydos

After the collapse of Earth’s ecosystem, Vesper, a 13-year-old girl struggling to survive with her Father, must use her wits, strength and bio-hacking abilities to fight for the future.

"Something wholly unique — at once modern and timeless, nostalgic for a genre only just created, already pining for images freshly cast up on screen." - Ben Croll, TheWrap

"One of best films from Fantasia 2022. An exceptional look at humanity’s survival on a dying planet where capitalism still has a firm grip. It shows greed as a prison, and we’ll all suffer from it." - Sara Clements, Pay or Wait

"Their world-building is astounding. Through a mixture of VFX and practical effects, they have crafted a world that feels as ancient as it does futuristic." - Marya E. Gates, The Playlist

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HOLD ME TIGHT

Oct 10 to Oct 13
Monday thru Thursday 3:45, 8pm

Dir. Mathieu Amalric - 2022 - 97m - France - in French with English subtitles

In HOLD ME TIGHT, Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread, Bergman Island) gives another riveting performance as Clarisse, a woman on the run from her family for reasons that aren’t immediately clear. Widely renowned as one of France’s great contemporary actors but less well-known in North America for his equally impressive work behind the camera, Mathieu Amalric’s sixth feature as director is his most ambitious to date. This virtuosic, daringly fluid portrait of a woman in crisis alternates between Clarisse’s adventures on the road and scenes of her abandoned husband Marc (Arieh Worthalter) as he struggles to take care of their children at home. Amalric’s film keeps viewers uncertain as to the reality of what they’re seeing until the final moments of this moving, unpredictable, and richly rewarding family drama.

"One of the best films of the year." – RogerEbert.com

“A gorgeously shot memory piece. Vicky Krieps in a tour-de-force performance. Feels like being transported into a trance-like reverie.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“Krieps gives a magisterial, totally committed performance… a remarkable, singular character study” - Film Forward

“A gorgeously shot memory piece. Vicky Krieps in a tour-de-force performance. Feels like being transported into a trance-like reverie.” - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

“Rich and evocative thanks to a bravura performance by Vicky Krieps.” - Caroline Tsai, The Playlist

“A gritty, engrossing tale of love and loss. Further proof that Vicky Krieps is one of the world’s most exciting actors.” - Adam Solomons, Little White Lies

"Krieps’ performance is a standout in its profound, elegiac devastation—one not seen since Juliette Binoche’s turn in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors: Blue." - Katarina Docalovich, Paste Magazine

“Dazzling. Achieves something quite remarkable." - Lee Marshall, Screen Daily

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LADONNA HARRIS: INDIAN 101

Oct 10 to Oct 13
Monday thru Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Julianna Brannum - 2014 - 63m - No Matinees

AN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY SPECIAL!

Hosted by Sovereign Mind Productions & NATIVEZINE Productions

Sponsor - Americans for Indian Opportunity

**In person Q & A with special guests t.b.a. opening Monday screening**

A chronicling of the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris and the role that she has played in Native and mainstream America history since the 1960s. In this new verite style documentary, Brannum, the great niece of Harris, celebrates her life and the personal struggles that led her to become a voice for Native people and her contemporary work to strengthen and rebuild indigenous communities and train emerging Native leaders around the world. 

Harris’s activism began in Oklahoma, fighting segregation and assisting grassroots Native and women’s groups. In Washington LaDonna introduced landmark programs and legislation returning territory to tribes, improving education and healthcare for Native Americans, ending job discrimination against women, and targeting other pressing issues of the time. For over three decades, “Indian 101,” her course for legislators, combatted ignorance about America’s most marginalized population. Using interviews, archival footage and photographs, this film justly celebrates one of the most important women leaders in Native American and U.S. history.

"The film is an inspiring view of one woman’s work for change during one of America’s darker and largely ignored moments." - Vox Magazine

"LADONNA HARRIS: INDIAN 101…explore(s) Harris' achievements, the personal struggles that led her to become a voice for Native people, and her contemporary work to reshape Indian Country in America and abroad." - DeadCenter Film Festival, Oklahoma

"3.5 stars. A well-made biography of a living heroine, this is highly recommended." 0 Video Librarian

"Comanche activist LaDonna Harris…led an extensive life of Native political and social activism, and is now passing on her traditional cultural and leadership values to a new generation of emerging Indigenous leaders." - Austin Film Society

"[A] moving portrait of fellow Comanche activist LaDonna Harris… actively involved in building a global Indigenous coalition." - Traverse City Film Festival

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ALL JACKED UP & FULL OF WORMS

Oct 14 to Oct 15
Friday & Saturday 10:30pm

Dir. Alex Phillips - 2022 - 71m - ALL SEATS $8

Roscoe, a janitor for a scuzzy love motel, whose girlfriend has brought another man home for strange rituals, drifts through life until he discovers a hidden stash of powerful hallucinogenic worms. 

Guided by visions of a giant floating worm, he encounters benny, a moped enthusiast trying to manifest a baby from an inanimate sex doll. 

They fall in love with doing worms together on a downward spiral into the primordial ooze.

“A euphoria-fuelled rampage.” - Variety

“Wild and distinct”- rogerebert.com

“Disturbing, disgusting, demented, and occasionally delightful.” - Screen Anarchy

“The brain stickiness of the title all jacked up and full of worms is one of the most apt in recent cinema.” - Nerdist  

“An underground comedy in the taboo-breaking spirit of john waters and his ’70s dreamlanders; the type of film where everyone is high and naked and reveling in filth and degeneracy” - Letterboxd 

“To ‘do worms’ is so dumb it is brilliant.”- Paste Magazine

“An exquisite-corpse game constructed out of slimy viscera or a burroughs-esque cut-up” - In Review

“It’s sure to become a gross-out classic that’ll have audiences talking for years to come.” - Dread Central

“This is immersive filmmaking with a strong outsider voice.” - Eye For Film

“Sleaze radiates off the lo-fi imagery like a noxious green cloud so thick you can practically smell it.” - Killer Horror Critic 

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THE BOOK OF DELIGHTS

Oct 14 to Oct 16
Friday thru Sunday 3:30, 8pm

Dir. Marcela Lordy - 2020 - 100m - Brazil, Argentina - In Portuguese with English subtitles

A free adaptation of "An Apprenticeship or the Book of Delights" by Clarice Lispector, one of Brazil’s most acclaimed and influential writers.

Lori, a free spirited and attractive teacher, leads an erotic life of love affairs, taking charge of her own desires and needs, whilst knowingly avoiding any attachments. A meeting with the Argentinian Ulisses, a renowned and egocentric philosophy teacher sparks a change in Lóri. As she learns to take steps towards others, she eventually understands how to love and accept herself fully.

"A personal exploration that deeply moves and challenges, where each elusive gesture becomes endearing. " - Belén Paladino, Caligari

"***** (5 stars) Lóri is played by Simone Spoladore , in an exceptional interpretation. Impossible to think of a better actress for the role. " - Lucia Monteiro, Folha de Sao Paolo

"Lori's hesitations, always on the verge of giving up on herself, her difficulty in dealing with the pain of existing, all this is visually translated in a remarkable way. In short, a work that worthily celebrates the centenary of Clarice Lispector." - Jose Geraldo Couto, IMS.com

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THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING

Oct 14 to Oct 16
Friday thru Sunday 5:45pm ONLY!

Dir. George Miller - 2022 - 99m - No Matinees

Dr Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) is an academic...a creature of reason. While in Istanbul, she happens to encounter a Djinn (Idris Elba) who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. At first, she doubts that he is real and she knows all the cautionary tales of wishes gone wrong. But the Djinn pleads his case, and eventually she is beguiled and makes a wish that surprises them both!

"At the heart of this romantically grand “chamber piece” is a passionate declaration, and as well a sincere defense, of the innate human desire for fantasy." - Isaac Feldberg, Inverse

"Something very different, and succeeding so spectacularly." - David Stratton, The Australian

"Audacious, funny and consistently inventive with a lot of charm." - Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald

"There is something pleasing and more than a little satisfying about a film which completely commits to its narrative without added airs and graces." - Linda Marric, The Jewish Chronicle

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NMFF presents The 2022 Fall Independent Filmmakers Screening

Oct 15
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Various - NOW! - 100m approx - ALL SEATS $5

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The New Mexico Film Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022 Fall Independent Filmmakers Screening. 

This year’s event will include a category for YOUTH entries as well as an ADULT category. The YOUTH screening will start promptly at 1:00 followed by a short break and then followed by the ADULT submissions. 

The Foundations is honored to present the films made by New Mexicans. 

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LET THE LITTLE LIGHT SHINE

Oct 16
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Kevin Shaw - 2022 - 82m - No Matinees

When city planners impose unwanted changes, one person can easily feel helpless - but a group of people with a common cause just might find enough collective strength to fight the power.  This is the story of the parents, students, administrators and students of Chicago’s National Teachers Academy, a high-performing public elementary school in an African-American neighborhood, who join forces in an effort to do just that. When the powers that be announce plans to phase out NTA’s current K-8 curriculum and transform it into a high school drawing students from other schools, the community senses gentrification at work and gets organized. Kevin Shaw’s riveting documentary captures the struggle to save NTA through all its highs and lows - introducing us to charismatic young leaders taking a stand to protect their academic futures.

"A sensationally effective Chicago documentary tore the roof clean off three different theaters at the 2022 True/False Film Fest... Kevin Shaw’s film delivered the visceral impact of all six “Rocky” movies and a couple of “Creed” films put together." - Chicago Tribune

"During its premiere at True/False, where it was chosen as the Show Me True/False honoree, “Little Light” regularly moved members of the audience to groans, gasps, cheers, tears and, finally, a standing ovation." - Los Angeles Times

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THE LOST BOYS: 35th ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS!

Oct 17
Monday 6pm, 8:15

Dir. Joel Schumacher - 1987 - 97m - ALL SEATS $10

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Join New Mexico Entertainment as they celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Lost Boys. Costumes are encouraged and presale tickets purchasers will be entered to win door prizes provided by Bubonicon 53 and artist Jon Sanchez.

STORYLINE: Teenage brothers Michael and Sam move with their mother to a small town in northern California. While the younger Sam meets a pair of kindred spirits in geeky comic-book nerds Edward and Alan, the angst-ridden Michael soon falls for Star -- who turns out to be in thrall to David, leader of a local gang of vampires. Sam and his new friends must save Michael and Star from the undead.

NME MOVIE NIGHT IS A LIMITED SEAT EVENT. It is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED that you arrive NO LATER THAN 10:10 PM to choose your seats and have time to grab something at concessions. Thank you!

PROCEDURES DURING SCREENINGS: The Guild Cinema is a mask-friendly venue. Masks are encouraged during our movie screenings (subject to change depending on current mandates by the State). We will also provide hand sanitizer and patrons will be reminded to perform basic hygiene practices 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 20 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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GRATITUDE REVEALED - the newest from the director of Fantastic Fungi!

Oct 18 to Oct 20
Tuesday thru Thursday 4:15, 8pm

Dir. Louie Schwartzberg - 2022 - 82m

What is your Definition of Gratitude? This is the question posed by Louie Schwartzberg's latest documentary, an unprecedented 40-year journey into the science and mystery of what makes us grateful. Through Schwartzberg's intimate conversations with everyday people, thought leaders, and personalities such as Norman Lear, Rick Kornfield, Luisah Teish, and Alex Grey, Gratitude Revealed takes us on a transformational, cinematic experience of how to live a more meaningful life full of Gratitude. 

"An enlightening, breathtaking and nourishing feast for the heart, mind and soul." - Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru

"Schwartzberg weaves together an exploration of gratitude that’s as much stream of consciousness as it is an organized collection of thoughts, notions, and aspects of consideration." - Douglas Davidson, Elements of Madness

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SCRAP

Oct 18 to Oct 20
Tuesday thru Thursday 6:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Stacey Tenenbaum - 2022 - 78m - No Matinees

A love letter to the things we use in our daily lives. This cinematic documentary tells the story of people who each have a deep connection to objects that have reached their 'end of life'. Together these stories convey a deeper environmental and human message about our relationship to things, the sadness we feel at their eventual loss, and the joy that we can find in giving them a new purpose. Things, like people, show a certain beauty in their old age. Like us, they carry the weight of their history and the markings and scars accumulated through their lifespan. With the loss of these objects, we are also losing parts of our history and the cultural memory which they embody. By showing discarded goods in a new and engaging way, the film raises awareness about the fate of the things we use and explores how artists, and other creative thinkers, can be part of finding usefulness in the things we discard.

''A beautifully filmed elegy on the metals we discard, and their innate capacity for renewal and transformation.'' - Jennifer Baichwal, Director of Manufactured Landscapes, Watermark & Anthropocene

A meditative experience to be savored." - Awesome Friday

"Never have rust and decay looked more beautiful." - Moviepie

"A cinematic marvel." - Mr. Will Wong, Hot Docs Preview Guide

"An elegiac and artistic portrait of what we leave behind." - The Joy of Movies

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BRILLIANT DISGUISE: The Samadhi of K.C Tewari

Oct 21 to Oct 24
Friday thru Monday 3:30, 5:15

Dir. David Silver - 2022 - 77m

The unique story of a group of inspired Western spiritual seekers from the 60s, who in meeting the great American teacher, Ram Dass, followed him to India to meet his Guru, Neem Karoli Baba, familiarly known as Maharaji. Two days before he left his body, Maharaji instructed K.C. Tewari to take care of the Westerners, which he did resolutely until the day he died in 1997.

K.C. Tewari—in the guise of a headmaster of a boys school in the foothills of the Himalayas—was secretly a High Yogi, frequently able to go into altered states of trance, known as Samadhi, at any moment.

Brilliant Disguise features Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Raghu Markus, Radha Baum, and others – including K.C’s two sons, as well as rare archival interviews with K.C. himself. Set in the stunning backdrop of India, the film is adorned with spectacular and moving footage from the 1989 Maha Kumbha Mela—the largest spiritual gathering in the world, attended by K.C. and the group of Westerners featured throughout this colorful biopic.

This film is the story of a man who represents the intrinsic potential in all human beings to live in direct contact with the Divine Presence. K.C. chose to live within the humble disguise of a husband and school teacher. The brilliance is K.C.’s ability at a moment’s notice to go beyond himself into sublime states of consciousness.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show

Oct 21 to Oct 22
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Jim Sharman - 1975 - 100m - Tickets are $35 ($20 for your ticket, $15 for a prop bag) / $50 for VIP Meet and Greet! NOTE: THIS IS AN 18 YEARS OR OLDER EVENT!

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Another chance to re-live a classic that you'll never forget!  PRIDE & EQUALITY MAGAZINE and New Mexico Entertainment Magazine are excited to FINALLY present the 10th Rocky Horror Anniversary Show at The Guild Cinema after coming back from the COVID pandemic! PRIDE & Equality brought back the cult classic to Albuquerque in 2010 and we are excited to celebrate 10 years of Rocky with our annual two-day event! We will also have special guest performances and a live shadow cast, making your Rocky experience something truly special and a night you won't forget.  Costumes are always encouraged and make sure you shout out as audience participation is always encouraged! Giveaways throughout the night!

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TO LESLIE

Oct 21 to Oct 24
Friday thru Monday 7pm ONLY

Dir. Michael Morris - 2022 - 120m

Leslie (a tremendous Andrea Riseborough) is a West Texas single mother struggling to provide for her son (Owen Teague) when she wins the lottery and a chance at a good life. But a few short years later the money is gone and Leslie is on her own, living hard and fast at the bottom of a bottle as she runs from the world of heartbreak she left behind. With her charm running out and with nowhere to go, Leslie is forced to return home to her former friends Nancy and Dutch (Allison Janney, Stephen Root). Unwelcome and unwanted by those she wronged, it's a lonely motel clerk named Sweeney (Marc Maron) who takes a chance when no one else will. With his support, Leslie comes face to face with the consequences of her actions, a life of regret, and a second chance to make a good life for her and her son.

"Riseborough’s performance is nothing short of spectacular. She doesn’t compromise, she doesn’t hold back, but she doesn’t endow the character with any sort of fake flamboyance." - Owen Gleiberman, Variety

"A personal and heartfelt drama with yet another stellar turn from the always-great Andrea Riseborough." - Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

"Not the conventional addiction narrative it seems to be. Even when they tee up the expected happy ending, the film goes on for another, crucial, unpredictable beat." - Jason Bailey, The Playlist

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BRAINWASHED: Sex-Camera-Power

Oct 25 to Oct 27
Tuesday thru Thursday 4:15, 6:30pm

Dir. Nina Menkes - 2022 - 107m

“If the camera is predatory, then the culture is predatory.” In this eye-opening documentary, celebrated independent filmmaker Nina Menkes explores the sexual politics of cinematic shot design. Using clips from hundreds of movies we all know and love – from Metropolis to Vertigo to Phantom Thread – Menkes convincingly makes the argument that shot design is gendered. Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power illuminates the patriarchal narrative codes that hide within supposedly “classic” set-ups and camera angles, and demonstrates how women are frequently displayed as objects for the use, support, and pleasure of male subjects. Building on the essential work of Laura Mulvey and other feminist writers, Menkes shows how these not-so-subtle embedded messages affect and intersect with the twin epidemics of sexual abuse and assault, as well as employment discrimination against women, especially in the film industry. The film features interviews with an all-star cast of women and non-binary industry professionals including Julie Dash, Penelope Spheeris, Charlyne Yi, Joey Soloway, Catherine Hardwicke, Eliza Hittman, and Rosanna Arquette. The result is an electrifying call-to-action that will fundamentally change the way you see, and watch, movies.

“Nina Menkes’ eye-opening documentary will forever change how you look at films.” - Kate Erbland, Indiewire

“Menkes is a real no-bullshit breath of fresh air. With a torch. And with any luck, she’s heading your way to set fire to something, soon." - Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily

"Accessible, engrossing, urgent, and horrifying. It should be sought out – and shared, and acclaimed – by anyone, of any gender, who claims to truly love cinema.” - Lena Wilson, The Playlist

“An expansive documentary on the gendered nature of film language.” - Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter

"A documentary for any woman in film who ever wanted, just even for a moment, to throw a grenade at the canon." - Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily

"Completely eye-opening. A needed reminder to pay closer attention.” - Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com

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SINPHONY: A Clubhouse Horror Anthology

Oct 25 to Oct 27
Tuesday thru Thursday 8:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Various - 2022 - 88m

Nine visions of horror conceived and curated entirely on the popular social media platform Clubhouse, Sinphony features a group of international filmmakers each exploring a character dealing with tragedy caused by a supernatural entity - an innkeeper’s growing concern about his secretive new guests, a contractor who inhales mold spores that lead to murder, a couple confronting the fact that one of them is a ghost, a witch protecting her child from a killer, and a dance craze that has dire consequences.

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DARK GLASSES

Oct 28 to Oct 29
Friday & Saturday 8:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Dario Argento - 2022 - 86m - Italy - In Italian with English Subtitles

Starring Ilenia Pastorelli, Asis Argento, Andrea Gherpelli, Mario Pirello, and Maria Rosaria Russo

Diana, a prostitute who was blinded by a serial killer in a botched attack, takes in a young Chinese boy named Chin, abruptly altering both of their lives forever.

"Only those immune to the puerile charm of attack dogs, eclipses and water snakes will fail to enjoy Dark Glasses." - Variety

"Dark Glasses finds ingenious ways to retain the core of the giallo while adapting to our current times." - The Playlist

"Dario Argento has made his mark on film history, has been celebrated at the world’s leading festival, and still has plenty of piss and vinegar to give." - Indiewire

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PLEASE BABY PLEASE

Oct 28 to Oct 29
Friday & Saturday 4pm, 6pm

Dir. Amanda Kramer - 2022 - 95m

Suze (Andrea Riseborough) and Arthur (Harry Melling) live an outwardly traditional lifestyle as the Lower East Side’s most bohemian Eisenhower-era couple. The pair's cage is rattled when they encounter a gang of sadistic, leather-clad greasers known as The Young Gents. Suze and Arthur’s initial thrust of fear evolves into confusion of thrill and lust. This sudden exposure to flamboyant masculinity unlocks the realization that Suze is an aspiring leather daddy who mistook herself for a housewife.

Meanwhile, the perpetually sensitive Arthur’s obsessive gender trouble goes sideways when Young Gent Teddy (Karl Glusman) sparks a queer desire. PLEASE BABY PLEASE presents a full spectrum of underground fetishism and seductive musical asides featuring alluring cameos by Demi Moore and Cole Escola. Visionary filmmaker Amanda Kramer pegs the hetero hellscape of the 1950s in a witty, syncopated riff that plays like a high camp emission from your wildest dreams.

“An ebullient, campy thrill ride. “West Side Story” by way of Kenneth Anger" - Variety

“Fierce and impassioned! A helluva kick!" - Film Threat

"Positively Magnetic! A gender-bending musical adventure" - Sight & Sound

"Hip and Horny. Utterly winning in its arch, genderqueer stylization" - MUBI Notebook

“Blending camp melodrama with snappy dialogue, romantic songs, and S&M dance routines, the lurid alternate universe Kramer conjures is as rebellious and playful as her unlikely heroes.” - Film Comment

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Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN - the original theatrical cut!

Oct 29
Saturday 10:30pm

Dir. Rob Zombie - 2007 - 109m - All Seats $10

A DARK ROOM HORROR SPECIAL!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE SOON - CHECK BACK HERE SHORTLY OR VISIT THE DARK ROOM HORROR WEBSITE!

He of the bluish-white Captain Kirk mask and bloody butcher knife comes home to Haddonfield once more in Rob Zombie's remake of the 1978 John Carpenter shocker. Escaping from the asylum where he remained mute for 15 years after a childhood orgy of bloodletting, Michael Myers stalks younger sister Laurie (Scout Taylor-Compton) while being pursued by obsessed psychologist Dr. Loomis (Malcolm McDowell). Tyler Mane, Sheri Moon Zombie, Brad Dourif also star.

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DARK RED HORROR FILM FESTIVAL - the first annual!

Oct 30 to Oct 31
Sunday & Monday showtimes t.b.a.

Dir. Various - Mostly now! - various

ABOUT:  We are creators. We are storytellers. We are adrenaline seekers. We express ourselves through horror, and the nightmares we create. We could spend forever explaining who we are and where we are from, but let's keep it simple - We love horror, and we love to make you think twice before entering a dark room.

But, above all else we want to focus on collaboration in the horror community, and build a space for horror and horror creators of all kinds to gather and grow.

Full lineup, admission prices and other lnfo t.b.a. shortly, check back here soon our at the DARK RED HORROR website!

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Dec 31 to Apr 30