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Painting Gray - a local short doc on a local artist Brian O'Conner! Now available to view online!

May 8 to May 31

Dir. Ann Bromberg - 2019 - 16m approx

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An intimate biographical sketch of a renowned native New Mexican painter as he redefines himself in his art studio while battling a progressive brain disorder, PCA or Posterior Cortical Atrophy. This compelling narrative is unique in its presentation through the cinematic language that focuses on the stigma of the disease, both personal and professional, within a vibrant art community. The story unfolds as the filmmaker, Ann Bromberg, makes frequent studio visits to Veguita, New Mexico, for two years documenting Brian’s process to complete new paintings. The outcome of Painting Gray reveals the short and long term effects of PCA through the mind of master painter Brian O’Conner.

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The Vasulka Effect - In Honor Of The Late Great Woody Vasulka! Now available on our home viewing options!

May 8 to May 30

Dir. Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdottir - 2019 - 85m - Iceland, Czech Republic - with English subtitles when necessary - No Matinees

ONLINE AT-HOME VIEWING LINK AVAILABLE NOW BY CLICKING HERE! 

 PART OF THE SCREENING FEE GOES TO HELPING US ALONG DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES!

SPECIAL THANKS TO CO-SPONSORS BASEMENT FILMS & THEIR ANNUAL EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA!

Pioneers of video art, The Vasulkas are lifetime hackers and grandparents of the "YouTube" generation. They are struggling in their retirement years to archive their body of work. By a fluke they are rediscovered by the art world that had forgotten them. People and institutions are all of a sudden fighting over who will represent them when they are gone.

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Dosed - available now for safe at-home viewing!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Tyler Chandler - 2019 - 82m

Rent or own DOSED from home and get 10% off using the link https://vimeo.com/r/2Abc/c3hsazlUVi (or promo code Guild). 

This documentary is a raw and inspiring story about Adrianne's quest to treat her depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction with the help of plant medicine like magic mushrooms and iboga. M.A.P.S. founder Rick Doblin is featured alongside Mark, Haden, Dr. Gabor Maté, Paul Stamets, and many more.

"Raw and insightful" - RogerEbert.com 

"Must see" - Forbes 

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Fantastic Fungi - SPECIAL ONLINE STAY-AT-HOME-SAFE SCREENING!

May 9 to May 30

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

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

"Schwartzberg’s film quickly proves to be one of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.” - Matt Fagerholm rogerebert.com                                                                                          "A charming blend of science and conjecture, FANTASTIC FUNGI wants to free your mind." — Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times    

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

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Phoenix, Oregon - stay safe 'theatrical-at-home' option available!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Gary Lundgren - 2019 - 108m

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 PART OF YOUR VIEWING FEE WILL GO TO BOTH US THE MOVIE THEATER AND THE DISTRIBUTOR!  A GREAT OPPORTUNITY IN THE TIMES WE'RE IN TO SUPPORT BOTH YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT CINEMA AS WELL AS INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING!  JUST CLICK ON THE "CHOOSE THEATER DROP DOWN MENU" AND LOOK FOR THE "Albuquerque NM - Guild Cinema" OPTION! 

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

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

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

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

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

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