Special Events

FRITZ THE CAT - 50th Anniversary Screenings as part of our Ralph Bakshi double feature!

May 24 to May 26
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Ralph Bakshi - 1972 - 78m - Must be 18 Years or Older! No Matinees!

THE NOTORIOUS X-RATED CARTOON FEATURE (THE FIRST!) DOUBLE FEATURED WITH RALPH BAKSHI'S 1982 HEY GOOD LOOKIN'!   2 MOVIES FOR ONLY ONE PRICE!

Maverick writer/director Ralph Bakshi (Heavy Traffic, Wizards) made his feature-length film debut with this audacious foray into adult-content animation, creating one of the most successful animated features of its time! Based on a legendary character created by underground comic book artist/writer R. Crumb, Fritz the Cat is a brilliant commentary on ’60s life and a “snarling satire that stubbornly refuses to curl up in anyone’s lap” (Playboy). It’s the age of awakening and Fritz, one way-cool cat and NYU student, loves to embrace every experimental experience that crosses his path. Embarking on a fantastic journey of self-discovery, he indulges in everything from multiple bedroom follies to a wild joy ride through a dangerous Harlem. But when Fritz joins a group of radically aggressive hippies, he finds himself holding the dynamite that will detonate the ultimate ’60s statement—one that could cost him his life!

"Excellent animation and montage shore up a plot which has a few howls, several chuckles and many smiles." - Variety

"Fritz the Cat looks back at the supposed "good times" of the 1960s with a biting sensibility that scratches out the eyes of nearly every sacred liberal institution." - B.L. Panther, The Spool

"For a movie that's largely remembered for being "the dirty animal cartoon," Fritz the Cat is also a surprisingly biting socioeconomic critique of 1960s counterculture." - Christopher Lloyd, The Film Yap

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HEY GOOD LOOKIN' - 40th ANNIVERSARY screenings as part of our Ralph Bakshi double feature!

May 24 to May 26
Tuesday thru Thursday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Ralph Bakshi - 1982 - 77m - No Matinees

40th ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS!  

DOUBLE FEATURED WITH THE NOTORIOUS 70s X-RATED FRITZ THE CAT (a 50th Anniversary!) 

From Cool World creator Ralph Bakshi, Hey Good Lookin’ is an outrageous, nostalgic and adult take on a more innocent time. Well, not that much more innocent: not every street corner was a Happy Days setting. Our hero, Vinnie, leader of the ragtag gang known as the Brooklyn Stompers, plays it cool. His lady, Roz, thinks he’s the most wonderful thing on two legs. And his off-the-wall, hot-wired friend Crazy Shapiro would die for the honor of Vinnie and the gang. They’re all sympathetic and familiar characters turned loose in a funky, surreal cartoon landscape that really packs a punch, just as the ‘50s-styled soundtrack of original songs by John Madara and Ric Sandler evokes playful memories. With Fritz the Cat, Heavy Traffic and Cool World, Bakshi made animation history mixing mature themes and hip humor. 

"One of Bakshi’s best" - Noel Murray, AV Club

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TALES FROM THE HOOD - the 1995 Horror Comedy Anthology

May 27
Friday 10:30pm

Dir. Rusty Cundieff - 1995 - 97m - All Seats $8

A BLACK CINEMA NIGHT DEBUT SPECIAL PRESENTED BY INIMATE CONNECTIONS & HOSTED BY KAT !!

A creepy mortician, Mr. Simms (the late great Clarence Williams III !), attempts to scare teenage drug dealer Stack (Joe Torry) and his friends straight by telling them four horrifying stories. One is about a guilt-riddled cop (Anthony Griffith) who goes crazy after ignoring his corrupt partner (Michael Massee). He also tells of a meek schoolboy (Brandon Hammond) with terrifying supernatural powers. Although the young thugs want to take their drugs and escape Mr. Simms, he still has two more tales to tell.

"One of the smartest genre offerings of the era and, quite possibly, the best anthology of its decade." - Dustin Putman, TheFrightFile.com

"A smart and sassy horror anthology that mixes blunt shocks and sharp satire." - Joe Leydon, Variety

"It ingeniously employs the multi-saga format popularized by the likes of Dead of Night and Tales from the Crypt as a springboard for an examination of real problems facing African-American communities." - Matt Brunson, Film Frenzy

"A landmark genre picture." - Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat

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Morning Toons with New Mexico Entertainment Magazine Is Back!!

May 28
Saturday 11:30 a.m. ONLY!

Dir. various - various - 60m approx - All Seats $10

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Grab your pajamas, your blanket and take part in these Saturday morning events with your family and friends. New Mexico Entertainment brings you cartoons from your childhood on the big screen at The Guild Cinema. Kick back, have some breakfast, and enjoy the toons!

Morning Toons with NME is a LIMITED seat event

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THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL - the 2009 terrorizer is back!

May 28
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Ti West - 2009 - 85m - ALL SEATS $10

A DARK ROOM HORROR SPECIAL!  ADVANCE TICKETS VIA EVENTBRITE.COM AVAILABLE SOON, CHECK BACK HERE SHORTLY!

From the director of the new movie X that plays ike a lost horror classic from 1982 ! A college student takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a lunar eclipse and realizes her clients are planning to use her in a satanic ritual.   Starring Tom Noonan and Mary Woronov. 

"With The House of the Devil, audiences will once again be reminded of innovation in horror. Plus, they’ll also be reminded of how awesome owning a Walkman was ... If House of the Devil was put in a stack of horror flicks from 1979-1984, no one on the planet would ever realize it was made thirty years after the fact. What Ti West has achieved here as a director is creating a movie that’s not an homage – it’s a full on re-creation of the style, tone and story of the horror world of the early 80s that blends satanism and a nation’s deep concern for its babysitters."  - Dr. Cole Abaius, Film School Rejects

“A HARDCORE LOVE LETTER TO FANS OF 80S HORROR” – BLOODY-DISGUSTING

“WILL PROBABLY RANK AMONG THE TOP-THREE AMERICAN HORROR FILMS OF THE YEAR” – AMCTV

“KEEPS YOU MARVELOUSLY UNNERVED AND UNSETTLED” – PAPER MAGAZINE

“A WET DREAM FOR HORROR FANS” – INDIEWIRE

“THE HORROR FILM OF THE YEAR…” – TIME OUT NEW YORK

“UNBEARABLY SUSPENSEFUL.” – USA TODAY

“A HORROR MOVIE WITH REAL SHIVERS.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

“BY FAR THE FREAKIEST AND MOST UNNERVING SHOCKER IN THEATRES THIS SEASON.” – LOS ANGELES TIMES

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FREAKSCENE: THE STORY OF DINOSAUR JR.

May 31
Tuesday 4pm, 6pm, 8pm

Dir. Philipp Virus - 2022 - 82m

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An homage of one of the most influential bands on the American East Coast, which inspired the rock scene -- including Nirvana and Sonic Youth -- in the 1990s. Their style and unmistakable sound, later referred as "Grunge", laid the foundation for the entire "Slacker" culture of Generation X. It is also the story of the eloquent and eccentric guitarist and bandleader J. Mascis, the bassist Lou Barlow and drummer Murph and a band that insanely does not talk to each other. Communication takes place exclusively through music. Philipp Reichenheim nevertheless manages to make the closed and shy icons speak. An emotional, tragically funny and sometimes noisy rollercoaster ride by a dysfunctional family -- Dinosaur Jr. Through several decades, the film offers rare insights into the crazy everyday life of the band and illuminates the inner workings of a cult band from its beginnings in the 1980s and 90s to the present day.

"A grounded glimpse behind the scenes of one of the more mysterious legends in alt-rock" - NME

"Beautifully balances the giddiness of a fan and the warmth of a close friend." - The Guardian

"From start to end, the film is buoyed by its endearingly neurotic (or, in Mascis case, monosyllabic) subjects, and by their consistently great music." - Oscar Goff, Boston Hassle

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Late-Nite Stand Up Comedy!

Jun 3
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Various - Now - 60m approx - $15 in advance / $20 at the door

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Ristras Productions Presents: A Stand-Up Comedy Special with Albuquerque’s Jess Wood,  Sarah Kennedy  & Josh Fournier headlining - with special host Alex Benton and guests Sean Lubin, Chuck Parker and Nate Todd!

ABOUT THE HEADLINERS - Jess Wood is originally from LA was born to hippies, raised by gangs and the first white girl on HBO Def Comedy Jam. Catch her 30min solo show LIVE every Tuesday  igtv “Get Wood” She was also featured in “Trial of the Chicago 7” on Netflix. Interested in merchandise? Jess understands everyone gets dickstracted once in awhile so she has ‘Easily Dickstracted’  t-shirts, tank tops and boy shorts for sale! Check out @getwood on all the platforms.

Sarah Kennedy wants to help you escape—and she said as much in an interview with The Atlantic—whether it’s through live stand-up comedy, through humor writing, or through countless events online.

She’s been featured on The Today Show, MTV and SiriusXM, performed in multiple comedy festivals across the country, and was also a finalist in NBC’s Stand-Up For Diversity nationwide comedy contest. She’s published pieces in The Advocate, Reductress, and GO Magazine, among others, and most recently, her original scripts have been performed on the Spec Script Podcast.

She co-wrote/co-directed/co-starred in the award-winning short film, The Fabulous (Name TBD)s, and lately, she’s been doing a lot of Zoom comedy shows.

Sarah’s always looking for a way to cheer people up and keep them laughing.

Joshua Fournier is a Native of New Mexico and a Literal Native. Hailing from the Navajo Nation, Josh has blazed a trail through the comedy Southwest scene. His comedic humor was honed as a Strip Club Do but has since moved to the comedy stage. Josh has performed at the Four Corners Comedy Festival two years in a row, Opened for Touring comics Such as Jake Daniels and Tony Dijamco on the Jokers and Jester's Comedy Tour, He's opened for Thai Rivera, Performed at Northern Edge Casino as well as Embarked on a Multi State Comedy Tour. He's won Numerous Comedy Competitions as well as Headlined shows through out New Mexico and Colorado. His Comedic Performance is something to witness as he's always bringing Energy to the Stage.

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DASHCAM

Jun 4
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Rob Savage - 2022 - 77m - US/UK - ALL SEATS $8

A caustic online streamer’s anarchic behaviour triggers a non-stop nightmare in the latest screenlife frightfest from Rob Savage. Last summer, horror fans were terrorized by Rob Savage’s Host, a pandemic-produced scare factory that cannily captured our contemporary conditions as it depicted an online séance gone scarily wrong. With DASHCAM, Savage and his collaborators once more reflect our current cultural milieu, further distilling an extended lockdown’s worth of anxieties into a nonstop nightmare, but this time compellingly filtering them through the perverse perspective of a caustic and conspiratorial “always-online” troll in what has to be among the most chaotic horror protagonists ever encountered.

Framed within a livestream, an indie-rock musician portrays a self-consciously obnoxious exaggeration of her own polarizing online persona. Exasperated and depressed by her pandemic lifestyle in Los Angeles, she breaks quarantine for London, England, and the hospitality of a former bandmate. But when her fringe beliefs and selfish behavior incite contempt from her progressive friends, her response inadvertently propels her (and her online audience) into a perilous and profane high-wire horror chase through an increasingly foreboding English countryside.

With a manic momentum, innovative camerawork, and shockingly cavalier nihilism reminiscent of the original Evil Dead, Savage and his lead have fearlessly constructed an uncomfortable emblem of triggering social media extremities in this anti-hero, and they put her (and the unfortunate souls in her orbit) through a dizzying wringer of inventive gore, gallows humor, and impish provocations. Audiences will either smash that proverbial like button, or be incensed to tweet vitriol, but the discourse that erupts is guaranteed to leave a mark.

“A found-footage horror for the era of live-streaming ... some seriously grisly splatter effects.  Not just a film which is designed to be watched in a cinema, but one which should be viewed with the rowdiest audience available." -  Wendy Ide, Screen Daily 

“4 STAR REVIEW - The writing team of Savage, Gemma Hurley, and Jed Shepherd have once again crafted a dark and disturbing tale that will provide fresh nightmare fuel to sustain that started by Host.  Savage throws everything in his arsenal to keep the adrenaline levels surging ... Dan Martin’s FX sing once more.  As intense, action-packed, and terrifying as moments of Dashcam are, it is the comedy that really shines here.  Dashcam... is exactly the kind of wild genre film that cinema was made for.” - Kat Hughes, The Hollywood News 

“Shocking, wild and outrageous.  Savage’s direction is once again top-notch ... a hell of a good time.  This might be the wildest film you see this year or even this decade ... Another masterclass in terror from Savage.  Come for the shocks, but stay for the laughs.” - Maria Lattila , Film Hounds 

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A STAR IS BORN - A Pride Month Special!

Jun 10
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. George Cukor - 1954 - 91m plus a pre- - A New Mexico Entertainment Magazine Special! All Seats $10

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In honor of Judy Garland's 101 Birthday, New Mexico Entertainment presents a birthday celebration including a special screening of A Star is Born at The Guild Cinema. Performances throughout the evening and presale ticket holders will be entered to win door prizes.

STORYLINE: Hollywood actor Norman Maine is a celebrity whose star is on the wane, but when he meets aspiring actress Esther Blodgett, he is inspired to help her, and soon the two appear in a musical together. Now known as Vicki Lester, she marries Norman and finds herself in demand, while his reputation continues to decline, resulting in heavy bouts of drinking. Eventually, Vicki must choose between moving forward with her career and attempting to save her husband.

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

PROCEDURES DURING SCREENINGS: The Guild Cinema is a mask-friendly venue. Masks are encouraged during our movie screenings (subject to change depending on current mandates by the State). We will also provide hand sanitizer and patrons will be reminded to perform basic hygiene practices while attending.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Please bring your payment receipt with your current state ID and check-in at the Guild Box Office 20 minutes before the show. If you do not have your receipt, please make sure if you have your ID. We will have a list at the box office. In the likelihood we have a sold-out performance or event, tickets are subject to be released for resale to those on the standby list if you have not checked ten minutes after the show starts. Thank you for your punctuality!

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PARIS IS BURNING - the restored classic doc in honor of Pride Month!

Jun 17
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jennie Livingston - 1990 - 76m - ALL SEATS $10

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It's Pride Month! That means it's time for Big Gay Movie Night! PRIDE & Equality Magazine and New Mexico Entertainment Magazine presents a film complete with drag performances by Tsunami Couture, Chastity Belt-Off, Oriah Lee and hosted by Vanessa Patricks. Presale tickets are automatically entered to win door prizes. Come dress to impress as this year's selection is Paris is Burning.

STORYLINE: This documentary focuses on drag queens living in New York City and their "house" culture, which provides a sense of community and support for the flamboyant and often socially shunned performers. Groups from each house compete in elaborate balls that take cues from the world of fashion. Also touching on issues of racism and poverty, the film features interviews with a number of renowned drag queens, including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija and Dorian Corey.

NME MOVIE NIGHT IS A LIMITED SEAT EVENT.

PROCEDURES DURING SCREENINGS: The Guild Cinema is a mask-friendly venue. Masks are encouraged during our movie screenings (subject to change depending on current mandates by the State). We will also provide hand sanitizer and patrons will be reminded to perform basic hygiene practice while attending.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Please bring your payment receipt with your current state ID and check-in at the Guild Box Office 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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FEMME FRONTERA FILMMAKER'S SHOWCASE - 6th ANNUAL!

Jun 18
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. various - 2022 - 88m - Admission is a sliding scale starting at $6

BONUS:  NEW MEXICO WOMEN IN FILM will be co-hosting and moderating a special Q&A/talk after the screening!

Femme Frontera is a Latinx-led film organization made up of, and founded by women and non-binary filmmakers from the U.S.-Mexico border regions of El Paso, Texas, Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua, México. Their mission is to amplify films made by women and non-binary filmmakers from border regions around the world and to celebrate these unique voices through showcasing work, funding projects, and providing film education.

For this year's fest - 

EVERYTHING IS BLUE by: Micaela “Mica” Burgess - A young art curator discovers, to her horror, that she can only see the color blue.

THERE WAS NOBODY HERE WE KNEW by: Khaula Malik - After spotting what they believe is a UFO outside their window, a middle-aged Pakistani couple contemplates alien life and searches for answers during lockdown.

TIME AND THE SEASHELL by: Kii Nche Ndusta - This short film invites an audience to consider past, present, and future of a changing landscape and vanishing biodiversity.

VIVAS NOS QUEREMOS by: Saray Argumedo - A sin frontera collective effort between femm artists from different geographic locations. Voices, art, cantos, and music in solidarity with the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, trans, two-spirit relatives of the Americas. 

MIJO written and directed by: Mazdey Snob - Mijo is a young dreamer, suddenly blessed with the gift of King Midas. However, his ability has a unique twist: whatever and whoever he touches is stylishly pimped up.

NURTURE by: Ying-Fang Shen - Breast Milk comes quietly into the world at the time of birth to raise newborns. Sometimes they go even further and nourish more little lives through milk banks. 

FOLK FRONTERA by: Alejandra Vasquez - Folk Frontera is a magical-realist portrait of life in the borderlands. The film follows two fronteriza women as they struggle to find their place in the vast Chihuahuan Desert, a region whose culture is thousands of years old, but which is bisected by the U.S.-Mexico border.

LULLABY by: Khushee Hegde - The COVID pandemic brought an overwhelming sense of isolation and hopelessness. ???? (LULLABY) relates to the idea of the different emotions felt by people while quarantining inside their homes and how the ‘home’ becomes a space of constriction.

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TOP SECRET! - the 1984 laugh riot returns!

Jun 18
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jim Abrahams - 1984 - 90m - ALL SEATS $8

From the makers of AIRPLANE!, POLICE SQUAD and RUTHLESS PEOPLE!  

An American rock 'n' roll singer (Val Kilmer, making his feature debut) gets caught up in a wacky espionage mission in East Germany in this outrageous spoof from the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker crew. Poking fun at teen musicals and spy thrillers, and pilfering beloved moments from "The Wizard of Oz," "Goldfinger," "The Sound of Music," "The Blue Lagoon," and the cinema of Steven Spielberg, this laugh-a-minute comedy co-stars Lucy Gutteridge, Omar Sharif, and Peter Cushing!

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Capitol Barbie with BTS Featurette - A Pride Month Special Screening!

Jun 25
Saturday 1pm

Dir. Riley Del Rey - 2021 - 60m approx. - ALL SEATS $10 - A Riley Del Rey Special Productions!

Politics Are Never Pretty!

Capitol Barbie is a story that is yet to be told. In the series pilot audiences first meet Dolly Golightly and follow her first day as an intern for an ambitious congresswoman that plans to become the nation’s first latina president and Dolly’s relationships with fellow latinos on Capitol Hill. Once Dolly begins she soon discovers the dark truths about politics and how they work. She is forced to confront prejudices, conform and suffer the consequences when her identity as a transgender woman is outed with a relentless dismissal of the mere existence or concern for trans people. Capitol Barbie is an honest, striking look into the triumph of one woman whose story must not go untold. Filmed in NM.

Screenplay by trans and indigenous filmmakers, Riley Del Rey and Violet Martinez

BONUS: Behind The Scenes Featurette : Making of Capitol Barbie (20 mins)

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Morning Toons with New Mexico Entertainment Magazine Returns!

Jun 26
Sunday 11:30 a.m. ONLY!

Dir. Various - Various - 60m approx - All Seats $10

Grab your pajamas, your blanket and take part in these Saturday morning events (this go round on a Sunday!) with your family and friends. New Mexico Entertainment brings you cartoons from your childhood on the big screen at The Guild Cinema. Kick back, have some breakfast, and enjoy the toons!

Morning Toons with NME is a LIMITED seat event

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