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Thollem/ACVilla: Worlds In A Life - A TOUR!

Sep 19
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Thollem & ACVilla - NOW! - 67m - ALL SEATS $10 FOR THE SPECIAL LIVE EVENT!

Worlds In A Life is a live multimedia performance pairing Thollem's keyboard inventions with projections of ACVilla's video vignettes. The result plays with our personal and collective consciousness through visual and sonic allegories, riddles and recontextualizations. The experience is simultaneously pleasurable (even ecstatic) and intellectually stimulating, facilitating greater awareness of our surroundings and deeper empathy toward our fellow humans and all other creatures. It is a dream machine built of short scenes that enable subconscious thoughts and hidden memories. Worlds In A Life is eternity filtered through two perpetually traveling artists at the center of a world on the edge.

The matinee will start with a short set of music with Thollem and a great local guest musician Rosie Hutchinson!

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DATING & NEW YORK

Sep 21 to Sep 23
Tuesday thru Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Jonah Feingold - 2021 - 92m - NO MATINEES

After an electric one-night stand, two dating-app-matched New York millennials draw up a “Best Friends with Benefits” contract to avoid the pitfalls of their past relationships – what could possibly go wrong?

“A postmodern rom-com that blatantly snatches from iconic influences to deliver an irreverent commentary on the genre and modern romance.” - The Playlist

"A sweet musical theater framing, charming location sketches, and amusing New York City touches." - Nora Lee Mandel, Maven's Nest

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THE YEAR OF THE EVERLASTING STORM

Sep 21 to Sep 23
Tuesday thru Thursday 3:15, 8pm

Dir. Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal & others - 2021 - 121m - Various - with English subtitles when necessary

BONUS!  LOCAL SHORT "SHELTER IN PLACE" BY GRAHAM ANSELL TO BE SCREENED BEFORE THE 8pm FEATURE AT THE TUESDAY & THURSDAY SCREENINGS!

Featuring seven stories from seven auteurs (Jafar Panâhi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery & Apichatpong Weerasethakul!) from around the world, the film chronicles this unprecedented moment in time of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and is a true love letter to the power of cinema and its storytellers.

"The pieces range from humorous asides under the undignified conditions of lockdown to revelatory experiments." - Max Maller, Chicago Reader

"Like the rest of "The Year of the Everlasting Storm," it's art coming to terms with the times we're living through, dark and strange and fully human." - Steve Pond, The Wrap

"Here we have seven escape routes, each one reconnecting us to a world inevitably transformed by the pandemic - a world where art lives on." - Peter Debruge, Variety

"An anthology film centering on the pandemic by seven acclaimed directors--the result through their sharp lens is enlightening and engaging." - Sarah Knight Adamson, Sarah's Backstage Pass

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TIME BANDITS - 40th Anniversary Screenings!

Sep 24
3pm, 5:30, 8pm, 10:30

Dir. Terry Gilliam - 1981 - 116m

SPECIAL THANKS TO BUBONICON 53!

In this fantastic voyage through time and space from Terry Gilliam, a boy named Kevin (Craig Warnock) escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarfs. Armed with a map stolen from the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson), they plunder treasure from Napoleon (Ian Holm) and Agamemnon (Sean Connery)—but the Evil Genius (David Warner) is watching their every move. Featuring a darkly playful script by Gilliam and his Monty Python cohort Michael Palin (who also appears in the film), Time Bandits is at once a giddy fairy tale, a revisionist history lesson, and a satire of technology gone awry.

"Rife with visual, physical and thematic exaggerations that stretch the boundaries of cinematic conventions to form a crazed comedic concoction." - Jordan M. Smith, IONCINEMA.com

"It's a strange and weird and wonderful mix of boy's own adventure, Python-esque humor, and grim irony, all wrapped in tall tales, ancient myths, and historical figures." - Sean Axmaker, Parallax View

"One of Gilliam's more chaotic films, which is really saying something, but his six time-bandits fill the screen with fractious energy." - Tasha Robinson, The Dissolve

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48 HOUR FILM PROJECT!

Sep 25
Saturday 2pm to 11pm

Dir. various local filmmakers! - 2021 - assorted genres

 A  48 HOUR FILM PROJECT - Pay what you can! ($10 per person suggested) Presale tickets only, click here to purchase.   

NOTE:  MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT!

Movies will be split into and shown in mini groups - more info tba

Albuquerque, New Mexico 48HFP 2021 Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film.

Banana Wasp's Studios - Elijah Costales

CAM(era) -  AJ Brotman

Faulty Trail - Ryan Long

FilmVoid - Steve Cuevas

Fumblers - Alonso Indacochea

Ghost Flower Films - Aldo Jadrnicek

Jsheets Media - Jake Sheets

Rogue Coyote - Tyrell Etsitty

Siema - Emma Meyers

Something Heavy Mfg - Chris Dillon

The Tarintinos - Andrew Tarin

Universal Joint Productions - Stephen Balling

shadow productions - James Martel

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AZOR

Sep 26 to Sep 30
Sunday thru Thursday 3:45, 8:15

Dir. Andreas Fontana - 2021 - 100m - Switzerland / France / Argentina - in French & Spanish w/English subtitles

A remarkably assured debut from Swiss director Andreas Fontana, Azor invites us into the alluring world of the ultra-wealthy in late 1970s Argentina. With the country in the clutches of a military dictatorship, political violence is always simmering just under the surface. Atmospheric and slyly seductive, this sophisticated political thriller teems with exquisite scenery and ominous conversation.

Set in Buenos Aires, the film follows private banker Yvan (Fabrizio Rongione, the Dardennes' Two Days, One Night) as he arrives from Geneva with his wife Ines (Stéphanie Cléau) to replace a mysteriously missing colleague and placate their moneyed clientele. Moving through the smoke-filled lounges and lush gardens of a society under intense surveillance, he finds himself untangling a sinister web of colonialism, high finance, and a nation’s “Dirty War.” 

A highlight from this year’s Berlinale and New Directors/New Films, Azor evocatively depicts the uneasy interplay between wealth and power. Co-written by Argentinian filmmaker Mariano Llinás (La Flor), this is a riveting look at international intrigue worthy of John le Carré or Graham Greene.

"Delectably lavish... think John le Carré and Francis Ford Coppola,

but set in the world of Swiss banking elites." – The New York Times

"A nerve-wracking political thriller... I can't wait to see Azor again." – Artforum

"Captures the taint of wealth and privilege in a way which shares a blue-blooded kinship with the work of Lucrecia Martel." – Screen International  

"A suave thriller... imagine if Graham Greene rewrote Apocalypse Now." – Sight & Sound 

"The best film of the Berlin Film Festival... a silkily executed, menace-laden art thriller." – The Guardian

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THE LOST LEONARDO

Sep 26 to Sep 30
Sunday thru Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Andreas Koefoed - 2021 - 96m - NO MATINEES

The inside story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold at $450 million. From the moment the painting is bought for $1175 at a shady New Orleans auction house, and the restorer discovers masterful Renaissance brushstrokes under the heavy varnish of its cheap restoration, the Salvator Mundi’s fate is determined by an insatiable quest for fame, money and power. As its price soars, so do questions about its authenticity: is this painting really by Leonardo da Vinci?

Unravelling the hidden agendas of the richest men and most powerful art institutions in the world, THE LOST LEONARDO reveals how vested interests in the Salvator Mundi are of such tremendous power that truth becomes secondary.

“A bona fide cinema crowd-pleaser! Nothing quite like a good story, well-told.” – SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

“Lively and engrossing. Tells the tale of the most scrutinized painting of all time.” – FILM THREAT

“A surprisingly suspenseful story about art, money, and politics.” – DAILY BEAST

“Fascinating from start to finish!” – PATRICK BEATTY REVIEWS

“Captivating!” – THE AISLE SEAT

“Thrilling!” – THE FILM STAGE

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WHAT AWAITS US: A BEYOND STORY

Sep 26
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Kevin Egan - 2021 - 65m - A FILM TOUR WITH DIRECTOR KEVIN EGAN IN PERSON! ALL SEATS $8

SPECIAL THANKS TO NOT LIKE YOU RECORDS!

"Before there was ever a 108, Inside Out or Quicksand, there was Beyond. And in 1988, Tom Capone and I took our seven song demo recorded in our hometown of Holbrook, NY and brought it to Some Records on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. From there, everything took off. 

WHAT AWAITS US, A Beyond Story is a documentary that, not only chronicles the history of the New York Hardcore band, Beyond, including our origin, our adventures and our demise after recording what is now considered an iconic record, but also depicts my journey from New York to California as I try to figure out where Beyond fits into my life today. 

The film includes interviews with members of the band, along with interviews with members of Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Judge, Burn, Bold and more. 

I hope you enjoy the film. It took a lot of work to complete it, but it was also a shitload of fun." - Kevin Egan, writer/director-WHAT AWAITS US: A Beyond Story, singer-Beyond

"A must-see film on so many levels! If you’re a fan of hardcore or music in general, you’re going to dig this story. …Future generations can look at WHAT AWAITS US: A Beyond Story to know what it was like to start a hardcore band in 1988.” - Sean Reveron, CVULT NATION

“WHAT AWAITS US: A Beyond Story is a documentary that is just as kooky and unique as the band itself. Not your typical punk rock doc of old men wheezing on about their glory days, it is both an origin story as well as a soul-searching journey to rekindle the flame of youth that will be cited for years to come as a truly singular document of a very important chapter in underground culture” - Tony Rettman, author (NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990, Straight Edge: A Clear-Headed Hardcore Punk History, Why Be Something That You’re Not: Detroit Hardcore 1975-1985)

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CHILD'S PLAY - the 1988 original Killer Doll cult hit!

Oct 1
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Tom Holland - 1988 - 87m - A NM ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE SPECIAL - ALL SEATS $8

GET ADVANCE TICKETS NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

Join New Mexico Entertainment for a special screening of Child's Play at The Guild Cinema. There will be giveaways throughout the evening.

STORYLINE: The film focuses on Chucky, a notorious serial killer who frequently escapes death by performing a voodoo ritual to transfer his soul into a "Good Guys" doll.

NME Movie Night is a LIMITED seat event produced by New Mexico Entertainment Magazine.

PROCEDURES DURING SCREENINGS: As required by the state, masks are mandatory 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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WHO YOU THINK I AM

Oct 1 to Oct 4
Friday thru Monday 3pm, 8pm

Dir. Safy Nebbou - 2021 - 101m - France/Belguim - in French with English Subtitles

Academy Award winner, Juliette Binoche, balances cunning and vulnerability in this romantic cyber-drama turned psychological thriller from writer-director Safy Nebbou. Ghosted by her hunky twentysomething lover, Claire (Binoche), a middle-aged professor and single mom, creates a fake Facebook profile to do a little undetected online snooping. But when her 24-year-old avatar “Clara” is friended by her ex’s equally attractive roommate (François Civil), superficial correspondence quickly escalates towards intense intimacy and uncontrollable obsession. Adapted from Camille Laurens’ best-selling novel —and co-scripted by Julie Peyr, a regular collaborator of Arnaud Desplechin—Who You Think I Am blends genres and bends reality to dizzying effect.

“Binoche’s performance and the movie are elegant, Ingenious and sexy.” - The Guardian

“CATFISH meets FATAL ATTRACTION” - The Art Desk

“A sly…deliciously rug-pulling affair." - The Hollywood Reporter

“It all adds up to a very modern drama about age-old anxieties: the fear of ageing and death; the desire for intimacy and reassurance; the allure of artifice and deceit.” - Observer

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WIFE OF A SPY

Oct 1 to Oct 4
Friday thru Monday 5:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa - 2020 - 115m - Japan - In Japanese with English subtitles - NO MATINEES

WINNER Silver Lion (Best Director) - Venice Film Festival

The year is 1940 in Kobe, on the eve of the outbreak of World War II. Local merchant and amateur filmmaker Yusaku (Issey Takahashi, Kill Bill) senses that things are headed in an unsettling direction. Following a trip to Manchuria, he becomes determined to bring to light the things he witnessed there, and secretly filmed. Meanwhile, his wife Satoko (Yû Ao) receives a visit from her childhood friend, now a military policeman. He warns her about Yusaku’s seditious ways and reveals that a woman her husband brought back from his trip has died. Satoko confronts Yusaku, but when she discovers his true intentions, she is torn between loyalty to her husband, the life they have built, and the country they call home.

"Thrum[s] with unusual intensity… Wife of a Spy is something like linear narrative perfection, with every scene perfectly calibrated.” – Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

“An old-fashioned drama replete with big performances and plot twists, double-cross and triple-cross.” - The Guardian

“Preserves the psychological richness of the spy drama while discarding the obnoxious tendency of the genre to revel in sociopathic hijinks.” - Screen Slate

“It’s typical of Kurosawa that in a film about a couple weighing where their loyalties lie, the question first starts with their surface patriotism and then keeps creeping deeper, until they’re staring warily at each other.” - AVClub

“An absorbing, exotic, well-paced thriller.” – Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter 

“One of Kurosawa's most purely enjoyable entertainments… powered by Yu Aoi’s bravura performance." – Guy Lodge, Variety

“Kiyoshi Kurosawa's best movie in years… Another unexpected pivot from a filmmaker who’s never liked putting one foot in front of the other.” – David Ehrlich, Indiewire 

“A period drama with distinct Hitchcockian overtones... in the vintage of Suspicion and Notorious.” – Jonathan Romney, Screen International

“A work of someone in masterful control of atmosphere... Kurosawa brings viewers into the ghastly secret that binds husband and wife together, one that could end their lives if discovered.” – John Lui, The Straits Times

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HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH

Oct 2
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Tommy Lee Wallace - 1982 - 98m - A DARK ROOM HORROR SPECIAL - ALL SEATS $10

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON, CHECK BACK HERE OR THE DARK ROOM HORROR WEBSITE!

"It's Almost Time Kids, The Clock Is Ticking ..."

A terrified toy salesman is mysteriously attacked. At the hospital, he babbles and clutches the year's most popular Halloween costume, an eerie pumpkin mask. Suddenly, Doctor Daniel Challis (Tom Atkins, The Fog, Night Of The Creeps) finds himself thrust into a terrifying Halloween nightmare. Working with the salesman's daughter, Ellie, Daniel traces the mask to the Silver Shamrock Novelties company and its founder, Conal Cochran (Dan O'Herlihy, RoboCop).

Ellie and Daniel uncover Cochran's shocking Halloween plan and must stop him before trick-or-treaters across the country never come home in this terrifying thriller from writer/director Tommy Lee Wallace (Stephen King's IT).

"Its distinctly 80s mix of sci-fi and horror works surprisingly well meshing perfectly with the Halloween theme." - Matthew Lucas, From the Front Row

"It's a better movie than it gets credit for and carries all the hallmarks of a classic '80s sc-fi horror thriller." - Benjamin H. Smith, Decider

"The actual movie is filled with amusingly strange ideas, some supremely dark, horrific material, and some flat-out kooky stuff." - Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid

"No matter how different and unexpected and strange it was (and precisely for those reasons), came as a blessed relief." - Jim Knipfel, Den of Geek

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FALLING FOR FIGARO

Oct 5 to Oct 7
Tuesday thru Thursday 6:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Ben Lewin - 2021 - 105m - Australia

**ALSO PLAYING THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY OCTOBER 12th THRU THURSDAY OCTOBER 14th AT THE SAME SHOWTIMES!**

Starring Danielle Macdonald, Joanna Lumley, Hugh Skinner, Gary Lewis, Shazad Latif, Vicki Pepperdine, Rebecca Benson

From award-winning director Ben Lewin (The Sessions, The Catcher Was A Spy) Falling For Figaro follows a brilliant young fund manager named Millie (Danielle Macdonald, Patti Cake$, Dumplin), who quits her job and ends things with her longterm boyfriend in order to fulfill her dream of becoming an opera singer — in the Scottish Highlands. She begins intense vocal training lessons with renowned but fearsome singing teacher and former opera diva Meghan Geoffrey-Bishop (Joanna Lumley). It is there she meets Max, another of Meghan’s students who is also training for the upcoming “Singer of Renown” contest. The competition between Millie and Max gradually evolves into something different and deeper.

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LANGUAGE LESSONS

Oct 5 to Oct 7
Tuesday thru Thursday 4:15, 8:30pm

Dir. Natalie Morales - 2021 - 91m - USA/Costa Rica -in Spanish and English with English Subtitles

**ALSO PLAYING THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY OCTOBER 12th THRU THURSDAY OCTOBER 14th AT THE SAME SHOWTIMES!**

When Adam's (Mark Duplass) husband surprises him with weekly Spanish lessons, he's unsure  about where or how this new element will fit into his already structured life. But when tragedy strikes, his Spanish teacher, Cariño (Natalie Morales), becomes a lifeline he didn’t know he needed. Adam develops an unexpected and complicated emotional bond with Cariño—but do you really know someone just because you’ve experienced a traumatic moment with them?  Bittersweet, honest, and at times darkly funny, LANGUAGE LESSONS is a disarmingly moving exploration of platonic love.

"A film graced with charm and genuine heart." - The Hollywood Reporter

“Morales and Duplass both infuse their characters with such emotional honesty.” - Indiewire

 “A  rare and preceptive film about the formation of a friendship with the push-pull dynamics of aromantic comedy.” - Variety

 “Genially engaging.” - Deadline

 “A fine testament to the notion of how, when you have the right chemistry for a project, not even formal limitations can keep you from being... won over.” - Rolling Stone

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EL PLANETA

Oct 8 to Oct 11
Friday thru Monday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Amalia Ulman - 2021 - 79m - Spain - In Spanish with English subtitles

Amidst the devastation of post-crisis Spain, mother and daughter bluff and grift to keep up the lifestyle they think they deserve, bonding over common tragedy and an impending eviction.

"Refreshingly original in its rethinking of the grifter film, adding humor but never sacrificing its humanity." - Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, AWFJ Women on Film

"Amalia Ulman's film is a bittersweet comedy of human behavior observed with a relaxed yet intently focused eye." - Keith Watson

Slant Magazine

"A warm and intimate work detailing the precarious economic standing of post-recession Spain." - Kambole Campbell, Hyperallergic

"A captivating throwback to the shaggy aesthetic of micro-budget '90s New York indies that plays like Grey Gardens with a hint of early Almodóvar." - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

"An original, black comedy about a mother and daughter refusing to accept their financial stance in post-crisis Spain." - Shikhar Verma, High on Films

"A slightly surreal and monstrously funny comedy." - Stephen Saito, Moveable Fest

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PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLANDS

Oct 8 to Oct 9
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Sion Sono - 2021 - 103m - NO MATINEES

?Nic Cage and Sofia Boutella unite with legendary Japanese director Sion Sono in this incredible sci-fi/western riot of color and madness. 

In the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town, a ruthless bank robber (Nicolas Cage) is sprung from jail by a wealthy warlord, The Governor (Bill Moseley), whose adopted granddaughter Bernice (Sofia Boutella) has run away. Strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct within five days if he doesn’t find the missing girl, the bandit sets off on a journey to find the young woman — and his own path to redemption.

With influences ranging from Mad Max to samurai films to John Carpenter, plus the sheer originality you expect from Sion Sono, there's nothing else like this one ... as in there is no other film where the hero wears a suit designed to blow off limbs and balls one at a time - none!

?"If you're a fan of the bold and outrageous, get on board and hold the f&*k on!" - FILM INQUIRY

"There's no weak link among cast or crew... Sion Sono's first English language feature is a triumph for bizarro cinema." - BLOODY DISGUSTING

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THE MACALUSO SISTERS

Oct 8 to Oct 11
Friday thru Monday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Emma Dante - 2020 - 89m - Italy - In Italian with English subtitles

Our story begins in 1985. The Macaluso sisters (Maria, Pinuccia, Lia, Katia and Antonella) are five young, orphaned siblings who live in and work from a shabby rooftop apartment in Palermo, Sicily. They make a living by renting doves out for ceremonies of all manner. Following each gig, the doves return home on their own, by air, naturally. One hot summer, a rare beach outing is planned on a day off from work. Near the close of a day full of enchantment, reverie, and close encounters with secret lovers, a shocking catastrophe transpires. That single event will change the course of the relationships between the sisters for the rest of their lives.

"Haunting and powerful." - Beatrice Loayza, New York Times

"Dante's film, beautifully done, is never more resonant than when reminding us of the lingering impact of childhood drama and the devastating nature of childhood trauma." - Kevin Maher, Times (UK)

"It's a hauntingly lovely, strikingly unusual portrait of family trauma." - Wendy Ide, Financial Times

"It is a touching story, expertly told." - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

"Based on her own prize-winning play, the playwright/director proves to be as masterful in dramaturgy for stage as well the screen." - Nicholas Bell, IONCINEMA.com

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FALLING FOR FIGARO

Oct 12 to Oct 14
Tuesday thru Thursday 6:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Ben Lewin - 2021 - 105m - Australia - NO MATINEES

Starring Danielle Macdonald, Joanna Lumley, Hugh Skinner, Gary Lewis, Shazad Latif, Vicki Pepperdine, Rebecca Benson

From award-winning director Ben Lewin (The Sessions, The Catcher Was A Spy) Falling For Figaro follows a brilliant young fund manager named Millie (Danielle Macdonald, Patti Cake$, Dumplin), who quits her job and ends things with her longterm boyfriend in order to fulfill her dream of becoming an opera singer — in the Scottish Highlands. She begins intense vocal training lessons with renowned but fearsome singing teacher and former opera diva Meghan Geoffrey-Bishop (Joanna Lumley). It is there she meets Max, another of Meghan’s students who is also training for the upcoming “Singer of Renown” contest. The competition between Millie and Max gradually evolves into something different and deeper.

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LANGUAGE LESSONS

Oct 12 to Oct 14
Tuesday thru Thursday 4:15, 8:30pm

Dir. Natalie Morales - 2021 - 91m - USA/Costa Rica -in Spanish and English with English Subtitles

When Adam's (Mark Duplass) husband surprises him with weekly Spanish lessons, he's unsure  about where or how this new element will fit into his already structured life. But when tragedy strikes, his Spanish teacher, Cariño (Natalie Morales), becomes a lifeline he didn’t know he needed. Adam develops an unexpected and complicated emotional bond with Cariño—but do you really know someone just because you’ve experienced a traumatic moment with them?  Bittersweet, honest, and at times darkly funny, LANGUAGE LESSONS is a disarmingly moving exploration of platonic love.

"A film graced with charm and genuine heart." - The Hollywood Reporter

“Morales and Duplass both infuse their characters with such emotional honesty.” - Indiewire

 “A  rare and preceptive film about the formation of a friendship with the push-pull dynamics of aromantic comedy.” - Variety

 “Genially engaging.” - Deadline

 “A fine testament to the notion of how, when you have the right chemistry for a project, not even formal limitations can keep you from being... won over.” - Rolling Stone

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AWARE: GLIMPSES OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Oct 15 to Oct 18
Friday thru Monday 5:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Frauke Sandig and Eric Black - 2021 - 102m - No Matinees

FEATURING: MONICA GAGLIANO, Professor for Plant Behaviour & Cognition, University of Sydney, CHRISTOF KOCH, Chief Scientist, The MindScope Program, Allen Institute for Brain Science, MATTHIEU RICARD, Buddhist Monk, Molecular Biologist, Author, and Photographer, ROLAND GRIFFITHS, Director of Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research, Johns Hopkins University, RICHARD BOOTHBY, Professor for Philosophy and Author, Loyola-University, Maryland and JOSEFA KIRVIN KULIX, Mayan Healer and Therapist, Chiapas, Mexico.  Special Guest: MINGYUR RINPOCHE, Buddhist teacher and author.  Music by ZOË KEATING.

This new & fascinating documentary follows six brilliant researchers around the world who set out to discover the true meaning of consciousness, the world’s greatest unsolved mystery. Through radically different approaches, the cast of researchers takes the audience into a fascinating world of high-tech brain research, eastern meditation, psychedelics, consciousness of plants experiments, and eventually beyond the explicable. 

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - Todd Haynes new doc on the legendary promo-punk band!

Oct 15 to Oct 18
Friday thru Monday 3pm, 8pm

Dir. Todd Haynes - 2021 - 120m

The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing its place as one of rock 'n' roll's most revered bands. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Todd Haynes, "The Velvet Underground" shows just how the group became a cultural touchstone representing a range of contradictions: the band is both of their time, yet timeless; literary yet realistic; rooted in high art and street culture. The film features in-depth interviews with the key players of that time combined with a treasure trove of never-before-seen performances and a rich collection of recordings, Warhol films, and other experimental art that creates an immersive experience into what founding member John Cale describes as the band's creative ethos: "how to be elegant and how to be brutal."

It's that great, rare music documentary that meets its subject’s art with the same level of artistry. A fantastic movie on the iconic, justly revered band that created a new sound and changed the world of music, opened to strong reviews at Cannes, and is truly broader in scope than just the band – it looks at the larger art world that the VU sprung from in the mid-60’s.

"A brilliantly told story, which causes hearts to soar and break in equal measure. Haynes' evocation of the band, and the time is vivid and loving. If you love music then you'll love this film." - Jo-Anne Titmarsh, HeyUGuys

"Superb rock documentary." - Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

"The film features in-depth interviews with key figures of the time, never-before seen performances, an array of recordings, Andy Warhol films and much else to create an experience both instantly sensory and richly illuminating." - Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV

"It's a dark, disturbing and glorious film about a dark, disturbing and glorious band, and another sign that Haynes knows how to put music onscreen in a way that few other directors do." - Steve Pond, TheWrap

"An audacious move - but, perhaps unsurprisingly for a filmmaker operating on Haynes' level, it works." - Damon Wise, Uncut Magazine [UK]

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BERGMAN'S ISLAND

Oct 19 to Oct 21
Tuesday thru Thursday 3:15, 8pm

Dir. Mia Hansen-Love - 2021 - 113m - France, Germany, Sweden -

ALSO PLAYING THE FOLLOWING MONDAY OCTOBER 25th THRU THURSDAY OCTOBER 28th AT THE SAME SHOWTIMES! 

BERGMAN ISLAND follows a couple of American filmmakers, Chris (Vicky Krieps) and Tony (Tim Roth), who retreat to the mythical Fårö island for the summer. In this wild, breathtaking landscape where famed Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman lived and shot his most celebrated pieces, they hope to find inspiration for their upcoming films. As days spent separately pass by, the fascination for the island operates on Chris and souvenirs of her first love resurface. Lines between reality and fiction will then progressively blur and tear our couple even more apart.

"Incredibly well-observed and surprising..." - Chandler Levack, Globe and Mail

"A heart-stoppingly poignant stunner." - David Ehrlich, indieWire

"Wasikowska and Danielsen Lie deliver extraordinarily layered performances, channelling the familiarity of people who have already lived a major story together, along with the painful knowledge that this story is done." - Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies

"It is ultimately a valentine to filmmaking itself - a profound one." - Frank J. Avella, Edge Media Network

"Like a love letter to auteur Ingmar Bergman, but stands on its own as a film that focuses on the artists' journey of storytelling itself." - Alysha Prasad, One Room With A View

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BORIS KARLOFF: THE MAN BEHIND THE MONSTER

Oct 19 to Oct 21
Tuesday thru Thursday 5:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Thomas Hamilton - 2021 - 99m

AN EARLY HALLOWEEN SEASON TREAT!

ALSO PLAYING THE FOLLOWING MONDAY OCTOBER 25th THRU THURSDAY OCTOBER 28th AT THE SAME SHOWTIMES!

Drawing from dozens of interviews including Guillermo del Toro, John Landis, Roger Corman, Ron Perlman, Sara Karloff, Peter Bogdanovich, Christopher Plummer, Stefanie Powers, Lee Grant, Sir Christopher Frayling, and Kevin Brownlow, 'Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster' takes us to the heart of the man, with a gripping, intimate portrait of Karloff and the genre he helped define.

"An adoring appreciation of a screen icon, one of the founding figures in the birth of The Horror Movie, a cultured man who made his good name scaring generations half to death." - Roger Moore, Movie Nation

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FLOWER HOUR!

Oct 22 to Oct 23
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Various - 2021 - 60m approx. - FREE! SEATING IS LIMITED!

60 shorts. 60 minutes. FLOWER HOUR is a psychedelic parody of the online drinking game created by over 100 artists, musicians, and filmmakers, both local and international.

Bring your friends, get hyped, and let's lose our collective minds at the worldwide premier of this piece of underground cinema that's finally being released after over 22 months of work by the @lilyellowtags art collective !

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BERGMAN'S ISLAND

Oct 25 to Oct 28
Monday thru Thursday 3:15, 8pm

Dir. Mia Hansen-Love - 2021 - 113m - France, Germany, Sweden

BERGMAN ISLAND follows a couple of American filmmakers, Chris (Vicky Krieps) and Tony (Tim Roth), who retreat to the mythical Fårö island for the summer. In this wild, breathtaking landscape where famed Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman lived and shot his most celebrated pieces, they hope to find inspiration for their upcoming films. As days spent separately pass by, the fascination for the island operates on Chris and souvenirs of her first love resurface. Lines between reality and fiction will then progressively blur and tear our couple even more apart.

"Incredibly well-observed and surprising..." - Chandler Levack, Globe and Mail

"A heart-stoppingly poignant stunner." - David Ehrlich, indieWire

"Wasikowska and Danielsen Lie deliver extraordinarily layered performances, channelling the familiarity of people who have already lived a major story together, along with the painful knowledge that this story is done." - Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies

"It is ultimately a valentine to filmmaking itself - a profound one." - Frank J. Avella, Edge Media Network

"Like a love letter to auteur Ingmar Bergman, but stands on its own as a film that focuses on the artists' journey of storytelling itself." - Alysha Prasad, One Room With A View

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BORIS KARLOFF: THE MAN BEHIND THE MONSTER

Oct 25 to Oct 28
Tuesday thru Thursday 5:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Thomas Hamilton - 2021 - 99m - NO MATINEES

AN EARLY HALLOWEEN SEASON TREAT!

Drawing from dozens of interviews including Guillermo del Toro, John Landis, Roger Corman, Ron Perlman, Sara Karloff, Peter Bogdanovich, Christopher Plummer, Stefanie Powers, Lee Grant, Sir Christopher Frayling, and Kevin Brownlow, 'Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster' takes us to the heart of the man, with a gripping, intimate portrait of Karloff and the genre he helped define.

"An adoring appreciation of a screen icon, one of the founding figures in the birth of The Horror Movie, a cultured man who made his good name scaring generations half to death." - Roger Moore, Movie Nation

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POSSESSION - the great 1981 bizarro shocker newly restored!

Oct 29 to Oct 31
Friday thru Sunday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Andrzej Zulawski - 1981 - 123m - In English, German and French with English subtitles when necessary

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Back in a still-divided, seemingly empty Berlin, a high-level wheeler dealer returns to a marriage so suddenly rocky that he offers to go to a hotel. The choice of Berlin is not accidental, for the film's three main characters (Anna, her husband and her lover) are also split, having lookalikes. But though she claims not to have been unfaithful, there's that soulful postcard from another man - and then it begins: the furniture-smashing restaurant argument, the extended binge, the confrontation with deceptively laid-back Heinz Bennent, the matched kitchen knife cuttings, the meetings in the creepily empty and desolate secret apartment, the blood-spattered murders, the crash into the police car, the sex with the doppelgänger... and then there's that Thing, courtesy of special effects maestro Carlo Rambaldi.

Fantasized from ?u?awski's own messy divorce, the film can claim to be an underground cult horror banned under the 1984 'Video Nasties' Act as well as being a prize winner at both the Cannes Film Festival and the César Awards. Possession (1981) is a Bergmanesque marriage duel escalated into the violent, the surreal and the bizarre, featuring incredibly intense performances from starring Sam Neill and Cannes and César Best Actress-awarded Isabelle Adjani.

“Possession is extreme in its displays of emotion, unbearably raw at times, and quite extraordinary. No single film represents Zulawski’s passions, technique and excesses better than Possession. This is his Blue Velvet, his The Holy Mountain.” - Russ Fischer, Indiewire

“Deservedly notorious, Andrzej Zulawski’s 1981 film Possession plunges into a vertiginous free fall of amour fou, lust, hysteria, and unnameable, uncontainable passion.” - Nicolas Rapold, Artforum

“Begins at a head-banging pitch and builds to a state of genuine derangement.” - David Edelstein, The New York Times

"Wholly original." - Meg Shields, Film School Rejects 

"Both exhilarating and disturbing." - Daniel Bird, Film Comment

"A worthy contender for the title of the strangest, most disturbing genre film ever made." - Adam Nayman, The Ringer

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THE SPINE OF NIGHT

Oct 29 to Oct 31
Friday thru Sunday 8:30pm

Dir. Philip Gelatt & Morgan Galen King - 2021 - 93m - NO MATINEES - NOT ONE FOR THE KIDS!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Voice work by Lucy Lawless, Patton Oswalt, Richard E. Grant & others!

This epic begins many years ago when an ambitious young man steals forbidden knowledge from a sacred plant and, as he falls to its darker temptations, unleashes ages of suffering onto mankind. As his power grows over the years, there are many who stand against him. Among them are a daring tomb-robber, star-crossed lovers, a maniacal necromancer, winged assassins, and an undying guardian.

A midnight movie at its finest, this is a film by and for those who love hard fantasy. Ralph Bakshi and HEAVY METAL are the touchstones here, with a sprinkle of CONAN on top. 

We're gonna crank it loud and let the lavish airbrushing and rotoscope work wash over you the audience!

"Extreme, skeleton-snapping ultraviolence... to watch it is to feel the wide-eyed thrill of many a Generation X teen for whom hard fantasy - particularly in animated form - was a gateway into more illicit spectacles." - Variety

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AMONGST THE CROWD

Oct 30
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Adrian Ennis and Liam Corcoran - 2021 - 55m - A YOU ARE OK PRODUCTION - ALL SEATS JUST $7

DIRECTOR ADRIAN ENNIS IN PERSON!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY EMAILING youareokproductions@gmail.com or calling (802)349-3829.  

In a time of extreme division, what unites us?  

This hour-long documentary focuses on what it means to belong in America in 2020 and seeks to capture stories of adversity, childhood, and how we persevere in ourselves to find personal and collective power.  

Stick around for a post-screening discussion!

 

 

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THAT'S SOME SCARY SH!T - PAINTED LADY

Oct 30
Saturday 10:30pm

Dir. Tommy Garcia & Chad Brummett - 2021 NOW! - 60m approx - ALL SEATS $8 - SUPPORT LOCAL SCARY MOVIE MAKING!

HOSTS JORDAN JONAS & KAMANI GARCIA!

Cold brews and paranormal boos... The Painted Lady has been resurrected as New Mexico's only Bed & Brew.  Yet its new life as a b&b has stirred up spirits from the past.  The web series 'That's Some Scary Sh!t' turns loose on the property with an investigation into its turbulent past and current ghostly goings-on, featured on hit television series such as 'Hotel Paranormal' and 'Ghost Adventures'.  A fun, fright-filled evening of local ghost-hunting and hijinx featuring magician Jordan Jonas, ghost hunter Tommy Garcia and skeptical believer Chad Brummett.

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2021 HUMP! FILM FESTIVAL

Nov 4 to Nov 6
Thursday thru Saturday 6pm, 8:15pm

Dir. various - 2021 - 105m approx. - MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER! ALL SEATS $25.23 (total w/ fees)

GET ADVANCE TICKETS NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

*PROOF OF VACCINE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. For the safety of our audience and staff, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. You will be asked to show proof of vaccine before enter the building. Accepted forms for proof of vaccine include: A physical vaccine card with your name on it, a digital photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone, or a digital screenshot of your vaccination status through your state's health department. There are no exceptions. Please plan accordingly.

The 2021 HUMP! Film Festival is screening in theaters this fall. Watch the newest lineup of sexy short films, curated by Dan Savage in a theater near you starting in September.

The indie porn festival for EVERY body! HUMP! is a lovingly curated festival of short erotic films made by real people for real people. The filmmakers and stars show us hot and sexy, creative and kinky, ultimate turn-ons and craziest fantasies. Our program is a cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes—all united by a shared spirit of sex-positivity. HUMP! will shock you. HUMP! will make you laugh. HUMP! will turn you on. HUMP! has been successfully disrupting the way America sees, makes, and shares porn since 2005. Come and get some!

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NEGATIVLAND! IT'S NORMAL FROM SOMETHINGS TO COME TO YOUR ATTENTION TOUR!

Nov 13
Saturday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. NEGATIVLAND + Steev Hise - NOW - 120m approx. - ALL SEATS $20 - ONE NIGHT ONLY!

GET ADVANCE TICKETS NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

Created in collaboration with “live cinema” visual artist SUE-C (www.sue-c.net) and with opening support of fellow media activist and expanded cinema artist Steev Hise, the legendary sound collage group's new audio-visual performance project is about the world we live in, the minds that perceive it, and all of the evolving forms of media and technology that inevitably insert themselves between those two things.  Negativland creates art that draws attention to its own frame, and any frame  designed to be invisible (as all the most lucrative ones are).  In today’s media climate, it’s harder than ever to resist a voice designed to make you think it’s your own.  If going to a concert sounds like the risk you’re looking for, safety protocols permitting — then we’d love to see you in the room.  Time is passing quickly, and it’s not going to stop being normal for things to come to your attention.

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

Dec 1 to Dec 31