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EYIMOFE (This Is My Desire)

Aug 6 to Aug 9
Friday thru Monday 3:30, 8pm

Dir. Arie and Chuko Esiri - 2020 - 116m - Nigeria - In Nigerian English with English subtitles

A triumph at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival, the revelatory debut feature from codirectors (and twin brothers) Arie and Chuko Esiri is a heartrending and hopeful portrait of everyday human endurance in Lagos, Nigeria. Shot on richly textured 16 mm film and infused with the spirit of neorealism, Eyimofe traces the journeys of two distantly connected strangers—Mofe (Jude Akuwudike), an electrician dealing with the fallout of a family tragedy, and Rosa (Temi Ami-Williams), a hairdresser supporting her pregnant teenage sister—as they each pursue their dream of starting a new life in Europe while bumping up against the harsh economic realities of a world in which every interaction is a transaction. From these intimate stories emerges a vivid snapshot of life in contemporary Lagos, whose social fabric is captured in all its vibrancy and complexity.

"Arie and Chuko Esiri's film is understated in its attunement to the challenges of trying to escape a stagnant existence." - Derek Smith, Slant Magazine

"As downtrodden as the world depicted in Eyimofe may seem, the Esiri bros avoid any sort of heavy-handed messaging by giving their characters and stories a sober, naturalistic flair." - Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

"[An] engaging, earnest, loose-limbed debut feature..." - Jessica Kiang, Variety

"A work that addresses life in Lagos, directly, thoughtfully and artistically." - David Walsh, World Socialist Web Site

"It's a touching, beautiful, and complex tableau about how to overcome adversity and seek opportunities when you are at an impasse: a Nigerian story, an African story, a migrant story, a human story." - Hanna B, Film Threat

"For a debut film, these sibling directors have put together an assured piece of work that is as dramatic as it is lively." - Aaron Neuwirth, We Live Entertainment

"There are millions of stories waiting to be told in Lagos alone and the it's high time they are afforded the opportunity to be heard on a grander stage." - Steven Sheehan, The Digital Fix

"A film which will resonate with anyone who has ever striven for something better." - Rob Aldam, Backseat Mafia

"[A] deeply moving slice of contemporary Lagos life." - Alexa Dalby, Dog and Wolf

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NO ORDINARY MAN

Aug 6 to Aug 9
Friday thru Monday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Aisling Chin-Yee & Chase Joynt - 2020 - 80m - No Matinees

American jazz musician Billy Tipton developed a reputable touring and recording career in the mid-twentieth century, along with his band The Billy Tipton Trio. After his death in the late 80s, it was revealed that Tipton was assigned female at birth, and his life was swiftly reframed as the story of an ambitious woman passing as a man in pursuit of a music career. The genre-defying documentary NO ORDINARY MAN seeks to correct that misrepresentation by collaborating with trans artists. As they collectively celebrate Tipton’s story as a musician living his life according to his own terms, they paint a portrait of a trans culture icon.

NO ORDINARY MAN features leading voices and breakout stars in the trans community, including Marquise Vilsón, Scott Turner Schofield, Susan Stryker, C. Riley Snorton, and Thomas Page McBee, among others.

CRITIC'S PICK! "Riveting... NO ORDINARY MAN is an elegant riff on a classic progression that arrives at something transcendent.” — INDIEWire

“It's moving and empowering, a reminder of how far we've come and how far we have to go.” — RogerEbert.com

“NO ORDINARY MAN is an electric and compelling documentary.” — The Film Magazine

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SCREAM - the original! A 25th Anniversary Screening!

Aug 7
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Wes Craven - 1996 - 111m - A DARK ROOM HORROR SPECIAL - ALL SEATS $10

GET ADVANCE TICKETS NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

Wes Craven's 1996 Classic starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich & Drew Barrymore!  A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

Someone has taken their love of scary movies one step too far. Solving this mystery is going to be murder!

"Builds to a splattering finale that should leave genre fans highly satisfied. Here's one of the year's better thrillers." - Dave Kehr, New York Daily News

"Remains a highly polished piece of meta-slasher mayhem." - Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness

"A masterclass in horror cinema. Funny, scary, entertaining. You can't go wrong with Scream." - Trace Thurman, Horror Queers Podcast

"A great renovation of genre during a rotten decade." - Federico Furzan, Cinelipsis

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HEAVY METAL - 40th ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS!

Aug 10 to Aug 12
Tuesday thru Thursday 9pm ONLY!

Dir. Gerald Potterton - 1981 - 86m - No Matinees

ALSO PLAYING NEXT MIDWEEK AUGUST 17 THRU 19 AT THE SAME SHOW TIME!

Based on the fantastical illustrated magazine Heavy Metal, producer Ivan Reitman enlists the help of some of Hollywood's animation masters to create the otherworldly tale of a glowing green orb from outer space that spreads destruction throughout the galaxy. Only when encountered by its one true enemy, to whom it is inexplicably drawn, will goodness prevail throughout the universe. Richly and lavishly drawn, the vignettes of the orb's dark victories include the character voices of John Candy, Harold Ramis and a pounding soundtrack by Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Devo, Donald Fagen, Don Felder, Grand Funk Railroad, Sammy Hagar, Journey, Nazareth, Stevie Nicks, Riggs, and Trust. Highly imaginative and full of surprising special effects, Heavy Metal set the standard for the alternative contemporary animation.  One of the most revered stoner cult classics of all time - an intoxicating experience not to be missed!

"Animated with great verve, and scored very well." - Janet Maslin, New York Times

"Still holds up remarkably well a decade plus later ... was a pioneering film in 1981 and remains a pivitol and infuential body of art today." - Jeff Gilbert,Film.com

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MANDIBLES

Aug 10 to Aug 12
Tuesday thru Thursday 5pm, 7pm

Dir. Quentin Dupieux - 2021 - 78m - France - In French with English subtitles

PLAYING NEXT MIDWEEK AUGUST 17 THRU 19 AT SAME SHOW TIMES!

From the twisted mind of Quentin Dupieux (RUBBER), MANDIBLES is an absurdist romp that follows simple-minded friends Jean-Gab (David Marsais) and Manu (Grégoire Ludig). After stealing a beat-up Mercedes in order to deliver a mysterious briefcase to an unknown recipient, the friends find more than they bargained for when they hear a buzzing, thumping noise coming from the trunk of the car. When they open it, they find a gigantic fly trapped inside. Manu and Jean-Gab decide to forgo their current mission and instead focus on training the fly to carry out robberies for them, in the hope of making a ton of cash. A hilarious mash-up of buddy comedy and road movie, with a sci-fi twist, MANDIBLES is a wild and surreal film about friendship, big dreams, and bigger disasters.

"Here is the filmmaker's most delightful surprise-a lack of cynicism or existential dread that leaves just an airy, almost sweet, wildly ridiculous comedy." - Hope Madden, MaddWolf

"It never loses its sense of strangeness, which is just delightful, becoming the best men-befriend-giant-fly movie of the year." - Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com

"An especially off-kilter ode to friendship that's, coming from Quentin Dupieux. unusually lighthearted and positive." - Robert Kojder, Flickering Myth

"In the otherwise stale world of French comedies, Dupieux stands so far out in left field that he's become a genre unto himself." - Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

"What makes "Mandibules" so refreshing is that, just as its anti-heroes don't care about how they are supposed to behave, Dupieux has an airy disregard for how a chase thriller or a horror movie is supposed to proceed." - Nicholas Barber,indieWire

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ALIENS - 35th ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS

Aug 13 to Aug 14
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. James Cameron - 1986 - 137m - ALL SEATS $8

A BUBONICON 52 SPECIAL EVENT!

After floating in space for 57 years, Lt. Ripley's (Sigourney Weaver) shuttle is found by a deep space salvage team. Upon arriving at LV-426, the marines find only one survivor, a nine year old girl named Newt (Carrie Henn). But even these battle-hardened marines with all the latest weaponry are no match for the hundreds of aliens that have invaded the colony.

"Sigourney Weaver is merely terrific... When she straps on her armament to do battle with the aliens, she makes Sylvester Stallone look like a pipsqueak." - Bob Thomas, Associated Press

"Beyond dispute, however, is the film's timeless worth as a cathartic work, especially in terms of its accidentally commentary on the sexism of the corporate structure." - Melanie McFarland, Salon.com

"The whole finale is white-knuckled, some of the best aciton and suspense film-making I've ever seen." - Chris Stuckmann, ChrisStuckmann.com

"Scene to scene, encounter to encounter, its tension builds unrelentingly. So, fasten your seat belts. It`s a blast." - Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune

"A spectacular example of state-of-the-art science fiction simply because it never tries to be overtly spectacular." - Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer

"It's blaster action, not Gothic future-horror. Fortunately, director-screenwriter James Cameron has shaped his film around the defiant intelligence and sensual athleticism of Weaver, and that's where Aliens works best." - Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times

"Perhaps the greatest exemplar of science-fiction, action, and horror faultlessly blended together into one film." - Mike Massie, Gone With The Twins

"An often astonishingly engaging and entertaining sequel..." - David Nusair. Reel Film Reviews

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AWAKEN

Aug 13 to Aug 16
Friday thru Monday 6:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Tom Lowe - 2020 - 74m - NO MATINEES

EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY TERENCE MALICK & GODFREY REGGIO -  A unique and timely film experience featuring immersive imagery, beautiful cultures, and an inspiring message. AWAKEN explores humanity's relationship with technology and the natural world. Shot entirely in 4K over a 5-year period in more than 30 countries, the film pioneers state-of-the-art timelapse, time-dilation, underwater, and aerial cinematography to give audiences new eyes with chich to see our world. 

"One will walk away with a renewed appreciation for the breathtaking wonders of the world." - Jordan Raup, The Film Stage

"A gorgeous, mesmerizing work of cinematic poetry." - Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner

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SUMMERTIME

Aug 13 to Aug 16
Friday thru Monday 4pm, 8pm

Dir. Carlos Lopez Estrada - 2021 - 95m

Over the course of a hot summer day in Los Angeles, the lives of 25 young Angelenos intersect. A skating guitarist, a tagger, two wannabe rappers, an exasperated fast-food worker, a limo driver—they all weave in and out of each other’s stories. Through poetry they express life, love, heartache, family, home, and fear. One of them just wants to find someplace that still serves good cheeseburgers.

"Sounds just like teen spirit, with big, beating hearts that all share center stage." - Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com

"Invites others to partake in the liberating power that comes from processing what you are going through by putting it out into the world." - Carlos Aguilar, The Wrap

"The film weaves a colorful, collagelike tapestry of striving and yearning, personified by a diverse cast of energetic and appealing writer-actors. An exuberant hodgepodge of everyday joy and frustration." - Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post

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SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER - plus bonus local music videos!

Aug 14
Saturday 12:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Sam Wanamaker & others - 1977 - 135m total - FREE SHOW! MELANTHIUS PRESENTS: SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER, AND MORE!

That's right!  A FREE triple feature afternoon courtesy of MELANTHIUS productions

-First, open up your Doors of perception starting with Melanthius’ first music video ‘The Door’

-Then enjoy the full length feature Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger. 

( Sinbad must deliver a prince transformed into a monkey to the lands of the Ademaspai to restore him to his human form in time for his coronation. On the way he must contend with the evil witch Zenobia, her son and their magic, and several nasty-looking Ray Harryhausen beasties!)

-As a grand finale, Melanthius will be releasing their latest music video ‘Space Crystal’ for the first time to the public.

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HEAVY METAL - 40th ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS!

Aug 17 to Aug 19
Tuesday thru Thursday 9pm ONLY!

Dir. Gerald Potterton - 1981 - 86m - NO MATINEES

Based on the fantastical illustrated magazine Heavy Metal, producer Ivan Reitman enlists the help of some of Hollywood's animation masters to create the otherworldly tale of a glowing green orb from outer space that spreads destruction throughout the galaxy. Only when encountered by its one true enemy, to whom it is inexplicably drawn, will goodness prevail throughout the universe. Richly and lavishly drawn, the vignettes of the orb's dark victories include the character voices of John Candy, Harold Ramis and a pounding soundtrack by Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Devo, Donald Fagen, Don Felder, Grand Funk Railroad, Sammy Hagar, Journey, Nazareth, Stevie Nicks, Riggs, and Trust. Highly imaginative and full of surprising special effects, Heavy Metal set the standard for the alternative contemporary animation.  One of the most revered stoner cult classics of all time - an intoxicating experience not to be missed!

"Animated with great verve, and scored very well" - Janet Maslin, New York Times

"Still holds up remarkably well a decade plus later ... was a pioneering film in 1981 and remains a pivitol and infuential body of art today." - Jeff Gilbert, Film.com

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MANDIBLES

Aug 17 to Aug 19
Tuesday thru Thursday 5pm, 7pm

Dir. Quentin Dupieux - 2021 - 78m - France - In French with English subtitles

From the twisted mind of Quentin Dupieux (RUBBER), MANDIBLES is an absurdist romp that follows simple-minded friends Jean-Gab (David Marsais) and Manu (Grégoire Ludig). After stealing a beat-up Mercedes in order to deliver a mysterious briefcase to an unknown recipient, the friends find more than they bargained for when they hear a buzzing, thumping noise coming from the trunk of the car. When they open it, they find a gigantic fly trapped inside. Manu and Jean-Gab decide to forgo their current mission and instead focus on training the fly to carry out robberies for them, in the hope of making a ton of cash. A hilarious mash-up of buddy comedy and road movie, with a sci-fi twist, MANDIBLES is a wild and surreal film about friendship, big dreams, and bigger disasters.

"Here is the filmmaker's most delightful surprise-a lack of cynicism or existential dread that leaves just an airy, almost sweet, wildly ridiculous comedy." - Hope Madden, MaddWolf

"It never loses its sense of strangeness, which is just delightful, becoming the best men-befriend-giant-fly movie of the year." - Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com

"An especially off-kilter ode to friendship that's, coming from Quentin Dupieux. unusually lighthearted and positive." - Robert Kojder, Flickering Myth

"In the otherwise stale world of French comedies, Dupieux stands so far out in left field that he's become a genre unto himself." - Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

"What makes "Mandibules" so refreshing is that, just as its anti-heroes don't care about how they are supposed to behave, Dupieux has an airy disregard for how a chase thriller or a horror movie is supposed to proceed." - Nicholas Barber, indieWire

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CRYPTOZOO

Aug 20 to Aug 23
Friday thru Monday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Dash Shaw - 2021 - 95m - NO MATINEES

Visionary comic book writer/artist/filmmaker Dash Shaw’s vibrant, fantastical animated feature follows cryptozookeepers through a richly-drawn hallucinatory world as they struggle to capture a baku (a legendary dream-eating hybrid creature) and begin to wonder if they should display these rare beasts in the confines of a zoo, or if these mythical creatures should remain hidden and unknown. Featuring the voice talents of Lake Bell, Zoe Kazan, Michael Cera, Louisa Krause, Peter Stormare, Thomas Jay Ryan, Grace Zabriskie and Angeliki Papoulia, CRYPTOZOO is written and directed by Shaw, with Jane Samborski directing the stunning animation.

"It's unlike anything you've seen before and likely won't see again." - Nicolás Delgadillo, Discussing Film

"This should solidify [Shaw's] rep as one of the most exciting new creators of cinematic animation." - Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News

"Cryptozoo winds up as a window into a decidedly uncommercial mind, and a form of storytelling that isn't the practiced, polished committee effort that comes out of animation houses like Disney and DreamWorks." - Tasha Robinson, Polygon

"The animation is the greatest strength here, with its echoes of Yellow Submarine and Fantastic Planet. Lake Bell gives a heartfelt central performance as Lauren." -Fiona Underhill, JumpCut Online

"This time out, Shaw (in collaboration with animation director Jane Samborski) is even more assured as both a storyteller and as a crafter of images, be they outrageous or gorgeous, haunting or hilarious." - Alonso Duralde, TheWrap

"This psychedelic paean to biodiversity and acceptance in a xenophobic world is alternately marvelous and messy." - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

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EMA

Aug 20 to Aug 23
Friday thru Monday 3:30, 8pm

Dir. Pablo LarraiĀ­n - 2021 - 107m - Chile - In Spanish with English subtitles

Starring Mariana Di Girolamo Arteaga & Gael Garcia Bernal - After a shocking incident upends her family life and marriage to a tempestuous choreographer, Ema, a reggaeton dancer, sets out on an odyssey of personal liberation, in this incendiary drama about art, desire, and the modern family from director Pablo Larraín.

Adoptive parents Ema (Mariana Di Girolamo) and Gastón (Gael García Bernal) are artistic free spirits in an experimental dance troupe whose lives are thrown into chaos when their son Polo is involved in a shockingly violent incident. As her marriage crumbles in the wake of their decision to abandon the child, Ema embarks on an odyssey of liberation and self-discovery as she dances and seduces her way into a daring new life. Centering on the sinuous, electrifying art of reggaeton dance, Ema is an incendiary portrait of a lady on fire, the story of an artistic temperament forced to contend with societal pressure and the urge to conform. From world-class director Pablo Larrain (Jackie, Neruda) comes another psychologically acute exhumation of Latin American life under restriction featuring an unforgettable heroine who is determined to move freely through the world, as she electrifies everyone and everything around her.

“One of the year’s most dynamic and electrifying films.” - DAVID EHRLICH, INDIEWIRE

"A bold film about trying to put out a fire when you have burned everything around you to the ground." - Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, ABC Radio (Australia)

"With a pulsing, angular reggaeton soundtrack from Chilean-American composer Nicolas Jaar, the film throbs and leaps rather than walks." - Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald

"...likely to be among my favorites of the year." - Kathleen Sachs, Chicago Reader

"This is, among other things, a vivid musical ... Larrain is not bothered about social realism; his film is more like one of the heroine's balls of flame, hurtling towards our comfort zones." - Stephanie Bunbury, The Age (Australia)

"Certain films set your pulse racing, heart aflutter and mind scrambling to keep up. Ema, with its blazing fires and raging passions, is undoubtedly one such film." - Yasmin Omar, Harper's Bazaar

"For the first time in his career, Larraín peers at life in his homeland today, rather than in the past - and, in the smouldering interrogation that results, he may as well be holding the flamethrower himself." - Sarah Ward, Concrete Playground

"If you happen to be a disaffected, late-20s, polymorphous perverse woman this is the film you've been waiting for." - John McDonald, Australian Financial Review

"A stirring melodrama, a compelling character study, a hallucinatory mood piece and a rollicking dance movie all at once; Ema will have you hooked thanks to it striking visual eye from Pablo Larrain and the electrifying lead Mariana Di Girolamo." - Harris Dang, The AU Review

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JACKIE BROWN

Aug 20
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Quentin Tarantino - 1997 - 155m - A NM ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE SPECIAL - ALL SEATS $10

GET ADVANCE TICKETS ONLINE NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

Join New Mexico Entertainment for a special screening of Jackie Brown. There will be giveaways throughout the evening.

STORYLINE: When flight attendant Jackie Brown (Pam Grier) is busted smuggling money for her arms dealer boss, Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson), agent Ray Nicolette (Michael Keaton) and detective Mark Dargus (Michael Bowen) want her help to bring down Robbie. Facing jail time for her silence or death for her cooperation, Brown decides instead to double-cross both parties and make off with the smuggled money. Meanwhile, she enlists the help of bondsman Max Cherry (Robert Forster), a man who loves her.

NME Movie Night is a LIMITED seat event.

PROCEDURES DURING SCREENINGS: The Guild Cinema is a mask-friendly venue. Masks are optional during our movie screenings. We will also provide hand sanitizer and patrons will be reminded to perform basic hygiene practice while attending.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO YOU. 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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PUTNEY SWOPE - A Tribute Screening to Robert Downey Sr.

Aug 22
Sunday 1pm ONLY

Dir. Robert Downey Sr. - 1969 - 84m - NO MATINEES

LET'S GIVE IT UP FOR THE LATE & THE GREAT ROBERT DOWNEY SR.!

An unforgettable masterpiece of late-’60s counterculture, Robert Downey Sr.’s PUTNEY SWOPE remains a vital provocation on race, pop culture and America.

Putney Swope, the only African-American exec at his firm, is unexpectedly elected its president and turns the industry on its ear through a series of outrageous, taboo-busting TV commercials (strewn throughout the film like comedic landmines.) As Swope becomes the Generalissimo of Madison Avenue, Downey takes no prisoners and skewers the entire political spectrum. Essential viewing.

“Funny, sophomoric, brilliant, obscene, disjointed, marvelous, unintelligible and relevant. If anybody tries to improve it, they should be sentenced.” -- Vincent Canby, New York Times

"I just think [Downey’s] one of our great American directors." -- Paul Thomas Anderson

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AMELIE - 20th Anniversary Screenings

Aug 24 to Aug 25
Tuesday and Wednesday 3:30, 8pm

Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet - 2001 - 122m - France - In French with English Subtitles

SPECIAL THANKS TO BUBONICON 52 & 53 !!

The City of Lights sparkles in this “delightful and original” (Boston Globe) quirky comedy that garnered 5 Academy Award® nominations. At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amelie accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a Cupid, guardian angel and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a handsome stranger, will she find the courage to become the star of her very own love story? Audrey Tatou (The Da Vinci Code) shines in this “lighthearted fantasy” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times) that stole the hearts of audiences and critics worldwide.

“It is a tour de force of a bauble, if such a thing can exist.” - Jack Mathews, New York Daily News

“It's hard not to fall under the spell of this moonstruck romance.” - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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SHIVA BABY - encores!

Aug 24 to Aug 25
Tuesday and Wednesday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Emma Seligman - 2021 - 77m - NO MATINEES

A female-directed, female-driven comedy that deftly navigates what it means to reckon with one’s sexuality within the urban East Coast Jewish community!

While at a Jewish funeral service with her parents, a college student has an awkward encounter with her sugar daddy and her ex-girlfriend.  What ensues has been described as a "hilarious symphony of tension”!

"Bolstered by phenomenal performances, great effects, and Seligman's deft handling of its subjects, Shiva Baby is truly unmissable." - Laura Potier, Outtake Mag

"A sexy, queer Jewish social nightmare that will give you second-hand embarrassment for days." - Stefania Sarrubba, The Skinny

"There's something appealingly anarchic about Sennott's dishevelled, slightly deranged and almost indiscernibly provocative performance in the midst of this supposedly solemn occasion." - Emma Simmonds, The List

"Could Rachel Sennott be to the bagel what Lauren Bacall was to the cigarette?" - Robbie CollinDaily Telegraph (UK)

"There's a perceptive twist at the heart of Seligman's sharp and unremittingly funny debut, adapted from her own short film and unfolding in real time." - Clarisse Loughrey, Independent (UK)

"Has the rhythm of farce and Sennott a mastery of deadpan but Seligman packs in more than laughs alone." - Danny Leigh, Financial Times

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MINDFIELD FILM FEST - Albuquerque 4th ANNUAL!

Aug 26 to Aug 27
Thursday and Friday 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30

Dir. various - 2021 - ONLY $5 PER BLOCK OF FILM(S) OR GET A DISCOUNTED FESTIVAL PASS!

As part of the Mindfield Festival circuit!  Visit the Albuquerque chapter website by clicking here!  $15 all day festival passes available now by clicking here to make a request!

A showcasing of features, Shorts, and Music videos by filmmakers from around the world.  Albuquerque (home of Breaking Bad) also has a thriving film community that shines bright in the sunny Land of Enchantment some of which will be highlighted in this special all-day festival!

FOR FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE MOVIES CLICK HERE!  GET AN ALL DAY OR FULL FESTIVAL PASS NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

THURSDAY AUGUST 26 @ 12:30pm - Covid-19 Films

This block of films were shot and or edited from home during the Covid-19 Quarantine 

Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2 (Dir. Richard Daniels) [USA] 

The Pandemic Artist (Dir. Bob Belinoff) [USA] 

Inside (Dir. Jemma Cholawo & Lois Norman) [UK] 

LAG: A Zoomsical Comedy (Dir. Haddon Kime) [USA] 

My Friend, Marcel (Dir. William Soffe) [UK] 

Bathroom Window  (Dir. Julia Gil de Freitas) [USA] 

Routine (Dir. Russ Emanuel)[USA] 

The Corona Dialogues  (Dir. Dylan Brody) [USA] 

Hydra  (Dir. Adie Allen) [UK] 

Self Quarantined: Series 1 (Dir. Eric Chaussé) [USA] 

Mrs D. (Dir. Jola Kudela) [Poland] 

THURSDAY, AUGUSE 26th @ 2:30pm - Short Films

The Last One (Dir. Neil A. Ortiz)  [USA] 

Permafrost (Dir. Aeryn Lee)[USA] 

The Number Game (Dir. Shihyun Wang)  [USA] 

Ghost Town (Dir. Emily Fraser) [USA] 

Strand Castle (Dir. Keziah Anderson) [USA] 

Charlie.exe (Dir. Matthew Evans) [USA]

Thursday, August 26th 4:30pm - Feature Length Film

Driftless (Dir. Harper Philbin) [USA] 

Thursday, August 26th 6:30pm - Short Films

Father's Day (Dir. Justin Rose) [USA] 

Darkside (Dir. John K.D. Graham) [USA] 

The Awakeover (Dir. Stephen Burhoe) [USA] 

Insecurity (Dir. Joshua Caleb Horton) [USA] 

Scary Finger (Dir. Colin A Borden) [USA] 

Changing Lives One Dive at a Time (Dir. Shannon Unser) [USA] 

Hautism and Wilderwood (Dir. Christopher Michael Roybal) [USA] 

Thursday, August 26th 8:30pm - Short Films

Manasanamaha (Dir. Deepak Reddy) [India] 

Stay Calm (Dir. Sam Quinn & Connor McLean) [USA] 

Poems From the Dust ( Dir. Than Niles) [USA] 

Remembrance (Dir. Shane Joseph Willis) [Australia] 

Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh (Dir. Saheer Abbas) [India] 

Friday, August 27th 12:30pm - Feature Length Film

Tuscaloosa (Dir. Philip Harder) [USA]

Friday, August 27th 2:30pm - Short Films

A Pilgrimage Into Tibet  (Dir. Mark Gould) [Australia] 

Hurt (Dir. Don Swanson) [USA] 

The Dream  (Dir. Pierre Jampy) [USA] 

Out of Time (Dir. Delphine Montaigne)  [France] 

Brake (Dir. Aja M Weary & Amanda Richardson) [USA]

I'll Stand With You (Dir. Matt Norman) [Australia] 

As Organism (Dir. Moe Taylor & Kathryn E F Taylor) [USA] 

On / Off (Dir. Nicolas P. Villarreal) [Argentina] 

Friday, August 27th 4:30pm - Feature Length Film

Noon Time Legends (Dir. Paul Ingles) [USA] 

Friday, August 27th 6:30pm - Short Films

The Tell Tale Heart (Dir. McClain Lindquist) [USA] 

Holy Water (Dir. Noor-un-nisa Touchon) [USA] 

Ash and Bone (trailer) (Dir. Harley Wallen) [USA] 

Happy Anniversary (Dir. DeAngelo Bethea) [USA] 

Conductor (Dir. Royce Leii) [USA] 

Give Me a Name (Dir. Sheena Holliday) [UK] 

Preservation (Dir. Michael Benjamin Walker) [UK] 

Friday, August 27th 8:30pm - Feature Length Film

Shellfish (Dir. Hunter Hopewell) [USA] 

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DEMONIC

Aug 27 to Aug 28
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Neill Blomkamp - 2021 - 105m - NO MATINEES

Starring Carly Pope, Chris William Martin, Michael J. Rogers, Nathalie Boltt, Kandyse McClure & Terry Chen - From the director of DISTRICT 9 and ELYSIUM, a young woman unleashes terrifying demons when supernatural forces at the root of a decades old rift between mother and daughter are revealed.

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LYDIA LUNCH: THE WAR IS NEVER OVER

Aug 28 to Aug 30
Saturday thru Monday 8:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Beth B. - 2020 - 77m - No Matinees

“A truly extraordinary artist.  Lydia Lunch continues to write sentences so ballistically perfect, so lethally designed, that they always hit their targets — and with deadly effect.” – Anthony Bourdain 

A deep dive into the life and work of the fearless musician and performer Lydia Lynch that echoes the urgent, aggressive, unapologetic attitude that Lunch inhabits. Lunch hit the late 1970s New York City downtown scene with the band Teenage Jesus And The Jerks, a central pillar of the No Wave music movement. Since then, she has forged paths in the underground film scene as a director, actor, lecturer and women’s empowerment coach, feminist writer and spoken word performer. The film presents her electric body of work with archival footage, vintage photographs and interviews with Lunch and longtime collaborators and admirers. Still actively performing to expose the patriarchy, sexual abuse, cycle of violence, and corporate greed, Lunch continues to tirelessly bring her passionate artistry to the stage - and now to the screen.   

Includes interviews with Lydia Lunch and longtime collaborators and colleagues including: Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth; performance artist Kembra Pfahler; Teenage Jesus bass player, Jim Sclavunos; Donita Sparks from L7; famed DJ and musician Nicolas Jaar; Art Critic Carlo McCormick; Filmmaker Richard Kern and a long list of other groundbreaking artists connected to Lunch’s past and present. 

“She’s a legend in her own right.” – Forbes 

“A bracing reminder that sexual self-defense can take many forms.” – John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter 

“A wild and impactful...portrait of a punk rock priestess. Feminist…avant-garde.” – Telerama

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SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS

Aug 28 to Aug 30
Saturday thru Monday 4:30, 6:30

Dir. Lisa Rovner - 2020 - 84m

The remarkable untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers, composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to utterly transform how we produce and listen to music today.

The film maps a new history of electronic music through the visionary women whose radical experimentations with machines redefined the boundaries of music, including Clara Rockmore, Daphne Oram, Bebe Barron, Pauline Oliveros, Delia Derbyshire, Maryanne Amacher, Eliane Radigue, Suzanne Ciani, and Laurie Spiegel.

The history of women has been a history of silence. Music is no exception. 

As one of the film’s subjects, Laurie Spiegel explains: “We women were especially drawn to electronic music when the possibility of a woman composing was in itself controversial. Electronics let us make music that could be heard by others without having to be taken seriously by the male dominated Establishment.”

With the wider social, political and cultural context of the 20th century as our backdrop, this all archival documentary reveals a unique emancipation struggle, restoring the central role of women in the history of music and society at large.

With Laurie Anderson as our narrator, we’ll embark on a fascinating journey through the evolution of electronic music. We’ll learn how new devices opened music to the entire field of sound, how electronic music not only changed the modes of production but in its wide-ranging effects also transformed the very terms of musical thought.

Sisters with Transistors is more than just the history of a music genre: it's the story of how we hear and the critical but little-known role female pioneers play in that story.

"A magical, important film." - Jim Kolmar SXSW

"A vibrant and exciting film... imbued with a spirit of  innovation, imagination and defiance against the odds." - Sophie Brown Juror CPH:DOX NEXT: WAVE AWARD

“A poetic and engaging selection of thoughts and sounds from the last century.” - Sophie Maxwell, One Room With A View

“A full sensory experience. A must-watch addition to music history.” - Natalie Mills, Reel Steel Cinema

“Rovner’s film is stimulating on musical, visual and intellectual levels as well as being a necessary corrective to an art form that wrote women out of its history.” - Marisa Carpico, The Pop Break 

“Sisters with Transistors depicts a time where electronic music represented a liberating force for women, removed from the patriarchal gaze.” - Gunseli Yalcinkaya, Dazed

"Sisters With Transistors Is Your New Favourite Music Doc." - Johnny Davis, Esquire Magazine

"One of 2021's very best films." - Joshua Brunsting, Criterion Cast

"Brilliant...essential viewing." - Joanne Shurvell, Forbes Magazine

"Superb... Electrifying... Enchanting..." - Leslie Felperin, The Guardian

“Electrifying...Captures the thrill of discovery and innovation.” - Wes Greene, Slant Magazine

"There’s no small amount of genius afoot in Sisters With Transistors." - John Anderson, The Wall Street Journal

"Sisters With Transistors is more than a music documentary. It's a long overdue tribute to the women that broke barriers in music, technology, and society as a whole. This is not a retrospective, it's a new beginning. Who knows how many future maestros will be inspired by this film?” - Owen Richards, The Arts Desk

"Let the stories of these groundbreaking women and their work wash over you, and you will find yourself caught up in the current." - Bethan Ackerley, New Scientist Magazine

"Illuminating, it provokes an excitement to learn more." - Caitlin Quinlan, Little White Lies

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GREASER'S PALACE - A Tribute Screening to the late great Robert Downey Sr.

Aug 29
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Robert Downey Sr. - 1973 - 91m - NO MATINEES

R.I.P ROBERT DOWNEY SR.!  THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT HILARIOUS SUBVERSIVE FLICKS!

GREASER’S PALACE finds legendary underground filmmaker Robert Downey, Sr. (PUTNEY SWOPE) at his most trippy, pastoral, and introspective -- all qualities that blend with his anarchic style to produce a most lionhearted work.   

Armed with his trademark platoon of offbeat character actors and willing amateurs mixed together in a lunatic stew, Downey weaves a New Testament allegory across the stitches of an absurdist Western parody. Expect no Mel Brooks-style romp; here, we glide along on GREASER’s unique cadence complete with graceful extended takes, fuzzy arcs and the fearless subversion of audience norms.

“This isn't Texas, and it isn't ‘The Twilight Zone’. You've just crossed over into the territory known as the Theater of the Absurd.” -- DVDTalk

"Robert Downey Sr. eventually reveals that he's made a comedic satire that's hilarious, ugly and beguiling." - David Bax, Battleship Pretension

"One of the year's best films!" - Time Magazine

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