Special Events

Life Of Levi - a live deaf comedy show with Levi Anderson!

Feb 28
Friday 10pm ONLY!

Dir. Levi Anderson course! - NOW! - 75m approx. - All Seats $10 - Voice interpreter provided

Local deaf comedian Levi Anderson is back with a new show that will have you laughing your ass off! It's about life and all the crazy stuff that may or may not be true!  You be the judge - DON'T MISS iT!

Questions - contact Levi at soreheal@gmail.com, (505)615-7181 (TEXT ONLY)

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The Thing - John Carpenter's 1982 classic!

Feb 29
Saturday 10:30pm only!

Dir. John Carpenter - 1982 - 109m - All Seats $10

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Director John Carpenter and special makeup effects master Rob Bottin teamed up for this 1982 remake of the 1951 science fiction classic The Thing from Another World, and the result is a highly effective terror and spine-tingling suspense,plus a showcase for some of the goriest and most horrifically grotesque makeup effects ever created for a movie. With such highlights as a dog that splits open and blossoms into something indescribably gruesome, this is the kind of movie for die-hard horror fans.  It all begins when scientists at an arctic research station discover an alien spacecraft under the thick ice, and thaw out the alien body found aboard. What they don't know is that the alien can assume any human form, and before long the scientists can't tell who's real and who's a deadly alien threat. Kurt Russell leads the battle against the terrifying intruder, and the supporting cast includes Richard Masur, Richard Dysart, Donald Moffat, and Wilford Brimley.

"Feels like a perfect movie. An embarrassment of riches all concentrated in a single feature film that stands the test of time in a way that few stories do." - Ed Travis, Cinapse

"With its groundbreaking visual effects, terrific ensemble, and haunted-house atmosphere, is now rightfully regarded as an all-time horror classic." - Kirk Baird, Toledo Blade

"What really is there left to say about John Carpenter's The Thing? A true genre classic from 1982, the film is an all-time favourite of many and often cited as a sci-fi horror masterclass." - Andrew Pollard, Starburst

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Dosed - the multi award winning documentary!

Mar 1
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Tyler Chandler - 2019 - 82m - $10 EARLY BIRD / $12 CLOSER TO PLAYDATE!

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After many years of prescription medications failed her a suicidal woman turns to underground healers to try and overcome her depression, anxiety, and opioid addiction with illegal psychedelic medicine like magic mushrooms and iboga.

Adrianne’s first dose of psilocybin mushrooms catapulted her into an unexpected world of healing where plant medicines are redefining our understanding of mental health and addiction.

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Mad Lab Theater: Experiment 6 - MIX TAPE

Mar 5
Thursday 10:30pm approx.

Dir. Ren Adams, Beth Hansen, Basement Films & crew - NOW! - 75m or so - FREE!

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PLEASE NOTE: We have a new time slot beginning in March! We are moving to the first Thursday of the month, every other month. 10:30 pm.

A mad-science mix of video art, experimental cinema, works in progress, secret samples, teasers, delicious deep cuts, audio-visual performance and random, electrifying moments.

This month's theme: Mix Tape Night

It's another open theme night where anything goes. Expect a bizarre grab bag of audio-visual treats (including possible live performance, music videos, video art, oddball clips, secrets from the vault, experimental cinema and more.

Last time we had 16mm film experiments, animation, music videos, strange short shorts, videos wrested from art installations and other experiments.

With Ren Adams and Beth Hansen.  

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We Tell: Fifty Years of Participatory Community Media

Mar 7 to Mar 8
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon

Dir. various - 1960s to Now! - 100m approx. - All Seats Just $5

NOTE:  DIFFERENT SHOW EACH DAY!   SPECIAL THANKS TO BASEMENT FILMS!

We're excited to bring this traveling screening series that looks at the rich history of non-fiction films produced by community media  entities be it public access stations or video collectives from around the US!  These shorts spotlight the often hidden histories of place-based documentaries that situate their collaborative practices in specific locales, communities, and needs for social and political change.!

SATURDAY MARCH 7 - WAGES OF WORK

Citizens and communities approach issues surrounding job opportunities, occupations, wages, unemployment, and underemployment in a myriad of ways. They engage in union organizing. They reclaim stories about what is not spoken, repressed, or suppress. They launch political protests. Wages of Work spotlights lives from across the United States operating under various restraints on making a living. Focusing on labor and work, this program showcases shorts like Visual Communication’s Wataridori: Birds of Passage, which explores the legacy of first-generation Japanese Americans, and Los Trabajadores, made by Scribe and CATA (El Comite de Apoyo a Los Trabajadores Agricolas), which reveals the day-to-day experiences of mushroom farm laborers in Pennsylvania.

"The United Mine Workers of America 1970: A House Divided" - A disabled member of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) says “If the rank and file membership don’t take over their local unions and elect officers got some guts, they might as well throw up their hands and quit.”  [Dir. Dan Mohn, J. Benjamin Zickafoose & Appalshop - 1971 - 14m]

"Wataridori: Birds of Passage" - A tribute to the Issei (first-generation Japanese Americans) and their collective history of World War II internment and their post-war pilgrimage to the Manzanar concentration camp.  [Dir. Robert Nakamura & Visual Communications (VC) - 1974 - 37m]

"Plena is Work, Plena is Song"  - An examination of the cultural and political history of the plena, a Puerto Rican musical blend of African and Spanish rhythms.  [Dir. Pedro Rivera & Susan Zeig - 1989 - 37m]

VozMob (Voces Móviles/Mobile Voices) -  A how-to video about VozMob, a platform designed for immigrant and non-immigrant low-wage workers in Los Angeles to tell their stories via their cell phones.  [Dir. Institute for Popular Education of Southern California (IDESPSCA) - 2010 - 3m]

"I’m NOT on the Menu" - On September 18, 2018, fast food workers with the Fight For 15 Chicago campaign staged a walkout from fast food franchises in ten US cities over their employers’ failure to take action on sexual harassment.  [Dir. Gary M. Brooks, Andrew Friend & Labor Beat - 2018 - 11m]

SUNDAY MARCH 8 - ENVIRONMENTS OF RACE & PLACE

Black Panther a.k.a. Off the Pig (Newsreel #19) -  Also known as Off the Pig, documents the Black Panther Party in 1967.  [Dir. San Francisco Newsreel - 1967 - 15m]

Black Women, Sexual Politics and the Revolution - In this important video, Black women speak candidly about sex, class, and gender roles. Black Women, Sexual Politics and the Revolution examines how African American women deal with pressing issues of abortion, battering, lack of abortion, battering, lack of health care, and poverty.  [Dir. Not Channel Zero - 1992 - 26m]

Who I Became - The story of Pounloeu Chea, a first-generation Cambodian American. In the early 1980s, he and his family escaped from Cambodia and settled in San Francisco.  [Dir. Aram (Sie Wai) Collier, Michael Siv, Spencer Nakasako & Vietnamese Youth Development Center (VYDC) - 2003 - 20m]

Legend of the Weresheep - In this short animation, a sheep drinks water from a toxic factory and turns into a zombie. Legends of the Weresheep was made with hand-drawn images that feature a river next to a factory spewing out black smoke. [Dir. Jusi Brieland El Boujami, Ned de Callejo, Ariane Farnswoth, Shyanna Marks, Shelby Ray, Amber Vigil, Klee Benally & Outta Your Backpack Media (OYBMedia) - 2007 - 3m]

Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery -  a ten-part series about youth, law, and justice.  These short documentaries feature the voices of daring youth from across the country who went to court to compel the government to protect our atmosphere in trust, for future generations.  [Dir. Christi Cooper, Katie Lose Gilbertson, Kelly Matheson, Our Children’s Trust & WITNESS - 2011 - 8m]

Digital Smoke Signals: Aerial Footage from the Night of November 20, 2016 at Standing Rock - From April 2016 to February 2017, Standing Rock Indian Reservation members and environmental activists protested Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access Pipeline—built to move oil from the North Dakota Bakken oil fields to southern Illinois—with an encampment to protect water, land, and Indigenous sacred sites.  [Dir. Myron Dewey & Digital Smoke Signals (DSS) - 2016 - 7m]

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The Boondock Saints

Mar 13
Friday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Troy Duffy - 1999 - 110m - Special reception & VIP at Kelly's -$30 MOVIE & VIP / $20 VIP ONLY

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Join New Mexico Entertainment Magazine for a special Boondock Saints VIP Fan event in honor of St. Patrick's Day. With special guest appearances by Writer/ Director Troy Duffy and actor Scott Griffith (Ivan Checkov).

Tired of the crime overrunning the streets of Boston, Irish Catholic twin brothers Conner (Sean Patrick Flanery) and Murphy (Norman Reedus) are inspired by their faith to cleanse their hometown of evil with their own brand of zealous vigilante justice. As they hunt down and kill one notorious gangster after another, they become controversial folk heroes in the community. But Paul Smecker (Willem Dafoe), an eccentric FBI agent, is fast closing in on their blood-soaked trail.

The event starts with a VIP Party at Kelly's Brew Pub from 7:30 pm-10:00 pm sponsored by Taylor Garrett Whiskey. Your all-access pass gets you up close and personal with Troy and "Big Scotty including photos," free whiskey tastings, and Q&A conducted by New Mexico Entertainment Magazine. Drink and food specials will be available. The party is followed by a 10:30 pm screening of The Boondock Saints at The Guild Cinema where you are automatically entered to win door prizes that evening.

Everyone is Irish Tonight! 

PLEASE NOTE FOR FILM: TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE. Please bring your Hold My Ticket receipt and/or code with your current state ID and check-in at the Guild Box Office at 10:15 pm the night of 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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Ki Ho'alu: That's Slack Key Guitar

Mar 14
Saturday 12 Noon Only!

Dir. Susan Friedman - 2005 - 60m - All Seats Only $5

IN ANTICIPATION OF AMP CONCERTS' UPCOMING CONCERT ON MARCH 14th OF MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC FEATURING GEORGE KAHUMOKU Jr., NATHAN AWEAU & JEFF PETERSON!

This compelling look at Hawaiian slack-key guitar unveils a cultural richness that is uniquely Hawaiian. The story is told not by a narrator but by the artists telling their stories in their own words so that the spirit and feeling of the Hawaiian people emerge. The development of slack-key corresponds with Hawaiian culture while preserving its tradition in form and verse. This film, with its infectious musical aspects that are specifically Hawaiian, couples with its rich visual material and varied sequences, is an important documentary of Hawaiian culture to share with contemporary audiences.

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Life in the Doghouse

Mar 14
Saturday 2pm

Dir. Ron Davis - 2018 - 83m - All Seats $10

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Presented by the Furry Burque Film Festival and Boofy's Best for Pets

Proceeds benefit Second Chance Animal Rescue, a New Mexico-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping displaced animals have a second chance at happiness.  Donations of pet food, pet supplies, and funds are welcome and appreciated at the event!

The inspiring life stories of Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta and the remarkable work they do at Danny & Ron’s Rescue. Ten years and 10,000 dogs later, their unique approach to life and dog rescue will capture hearts and inspire millions to make the right choices when it comes to man’s best friend.  

Directed by Ron Davis, the award-winning filmmaker of the NY Times Critic’s pick and 2016 box-office hit, Harry and Snowman, Life in the Doghouse tells the stories of Danny & Ron and the selfless work they do on behalf of abused, abandoned, and starving dogs. With a no-kennel policy, there can be as many as 75 dogs living with them in their home at any given time; the dogs also join them on the horse show circuit on their journey to finding their “forever home."  Danny & Ron were honored with the 2008 ASPCA Humanitarian Award for their unwavering personal sacrifice and unique approach to dog rescue and adoption during Hurricane Katrina.

"A wonderful story of love, commitment and dedication to our pets and each other." - The Humane Society of the United States

"I just watched LIFE IN THE DOGHOUSE.... What this couple has done for rescue dogs is incredible. Go watch it, and then if you’re like me, you're gonna wanna support them." - Ellen DeGeneres

"Danny and Ron’s Rescue is a safe haven for animals with a heart of gold.  They care for each animal as a beloved member of the family while they look for homes for them that will do the same. I love them!!!" - Gloria Gaynor

"LIFE IN THE DOGHOUSE is one of those documentaries that will touch the hears of the coldest of souls."  QueerGuru

"I urge you to make it a point to see LIFE IN THE DOGHOUSE." - The Bark Magazine

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Precious Guru - Journey into the Wild Heart of the Second Buddha

Mar 15
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Marc Wennberg - 2019 - 70m - ALL SEATS $8

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Endorsed by his Holiness The Dalai Lama, Precious Guru is a feature documentary that gives vivid insight into the life, times, and legacy of “the second Buddha”: Padmasambhava, the 8th century Indian yogi who carried Buddhism over the Himalayas into Tibet. In contrast to the first Buddha, Shakamuni, Padmasambhava was not an ascetic monk, rather more a wild man who had many lovers, as well as a magician who had a miraculous birth, subdued demons, and bound them to the dharma, the Buddhist teachings: in short, a Buddha for our times. Beneath the tales of his fabulous exploits lies a radically relevant truth – the darker the times, the greater the potential for transformation. Revered for centuries in the Himalayan regions, Padmasambhava’s influence is now a global phenomenon, carried across the world by refugee lamas, following the Chinese takeover of Tibet in 1959. He is also known as Guru Rinpoche, or ‘Precious Guru’.

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My People Are Rising - Memoirs of A Black Panther Captain

Mar 18
Wednesday 4pm, 6pm, 8pm ONLY!

Dir. Rafael Flores - 2017 - 60m

BONUS!  AARON DIXON IN PERSON FOR TALK/Q&A PLUS BOOK SIGNING!  SPECIAL THANKS TO THE NEW MEXICO BLACK HISTORY ORGANIZING COMMITTEE!

A documentary based on the autobiography of Seattle Black Panther Captain, Aaron Dixon. Featuring: Bobby Seale, Elaine Brown, and Ericka Huggins!

The “My People Are Rising” campaign is an inter-generational media campaign designed to preserve the organizing legacy of the Black Panther Party in Seattle and Oakland, and inspire future generations of revolutionary social justice organizers. Inspired by the auto-biography of Aaron Dixon (former Seattle Black Panther Captain), the “My People Are Rising” web portal is centered around films, music, and design projects that trace the early history of the Black Panther party for younger generations.

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Phoenix, Oregon - it's back!

Mar 20 to Mar 23
Friday to Monday 6pm only!

Dir. Gary Lundgren - 2019 - 108m - No Matinees

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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You're Next

Mar 27
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Adam Wingard - 2013 - 95m - ALL SEATS $10

A DARK ROOM HORROR SPECIAL!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE SHORTLY, CHECK BACK HERE SOON!

"Given its title, you can be forgiven for assuming that Adam Wingard's home-invasion thriller will be just another blood-soaked body-count flick. But You're Next is better than that. A lot better." - Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

One of the smartest and most terrifying films in years, this great dog-eat-dog accursed good cautionary tale reinvents the genre by putting a fresh twist on home-invasion horror. When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped... until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all.

"How do you breathe new life into the tired home invasion horror? Adam Wingard has the answer." - Chris Blohm, Little White Lies

"I wanna be next in line to see You're Next again!!! It's bloody wonderful!" - Debbie Lynn Elias, Behind The Lens

"The mix of gore, humor and familiarity takes the film from being a passable "B" movie to a successful and well-executed homage that may change the way we view the genre." - Karl Delossantos, Smash Cut Reviews

"An absolute beast of a horror picture that's so fierce, barbaric, and terrifying that the guy sitting next to me in the theater started to convulse from fright and leaped over his chair and bolted out of the theater." Bernard Boo, Way Too Indie

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Fellini's The White Sheik - newly restored as part of our ITALIAN CLASSICS SHOWCASE!

Mar 28 to Mar 29
Saturday and Sunday 1pm

Dir. Federico Fellini - 1952 - 86m - In Italian with English Subtitles - No Matinees

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GREAT ITALIAN FESTIVALS OF NEW MEXICO!

A series of Italian films that have impacted, influenced, and shaped global cinematic art!

Italian filmmakers are universally known as masters of cinematic art and pioneers of film trends and genres.  Since it began, Italian cinema has been at the forefront of the worldwide motion picture industry. Beginning in March, the Guild Cinema salutes the titans of Italian cinema with a series of Italian films that have impacted, influenced, and shaped global cinematic art.  The Guild Cinema’s Italian Classics Showcase kicks off with a tribute to Federico Fellini in his centennial year with the restored edition of Fellini’s first film, The White Sheik (1952). Other films slated for the monthly series include Swept Away and Salvatore Giuliano. 

“MY FAVORITE FELLINI MOVIE!” — Orson Welles

The White Sheik is set against the world of the fotoromanzo ("photo novel"), photographed comics, most often love stories, which became popular just after World War II, especially among teenage girls and young women.

Provincial Ivan's (Leopoldo Trieste, Cinema Paradiso, The Godfather Part II) Roman honeymoon plans go sour when bride Wanda (Brunella Bovo) goes missing, even as his family (including an uncle, who's "very high up in the Vatican") is waiting in the hotel lobby for that first meeting, to be followed by no less than a papal audience with 200 other couples. But super-fan Wanda's first priority is to meet "The White Sheik" (Sordi), fantasy hero of her beloved fotoromanzo comics.

Sordi's "marvelous performance" (Pauline Kael) launched his international reputation. Previously most famous as the Italian voice of Oliver Hardy, Sordi would go on to star in over 100 films including Alberto Lattuada's Mafioso and Vittorio De Sica's Il Boom. Fellini's solo directorial debut (following 1950s Variety Lights, which he co-directed with Lattuada) also marked his first collaboration with composer Nino Rota, who would create unforgettable scores for most of the director's future masterworks, and the first appearance of a friendly streetwalker named "Cabiria" (played by Fellini's wife Giulietta Masina), who four years later would be the central character of the Fellini masterpiece Nights of Cabiria. 

"Possibly [Federico Fellini's] sweetest, mildest, lightest, and most charming screwball comedy." - Amy Nicholson, FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)

"Inventively comic with melancholy notes around the edges, "The White Sheik" has, in common with all Fellini's films, more going on than you may at first anticipate." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"Fellini's most purely pleasurable movie." - Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner

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Ren Adams' Secret Noir from the Vault

Mar 28
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Someone! - Back in 40's! - 65m approx - Suggested donation of $5

TO BE FEATURED:  In the Hall of Mirrors, we call this one.... "The Icy Apparition"

Local wacko a/v media card thrower Ren Adams cracks open the vault to share a tantalizing and top secret film noir haunting on 16mm. 

Expect wax museums, psychics, jilted lovers, hypnotism--and definitely murder. 

This is a suitably fabulous 1940s 16mm print starring people you know (are you psychic?)--and people you don't know (exciting). You can also expect suitable noir giveaways and fellow noir and horror fans.

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