Special Events

SCANNERS - 40th ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS!

Sep 17 to Sep 18
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. David Cronenberg - 1981 - 103m - NO MATINEES!

SPECIAL THANKS TO BUBONICON 53!

With Scanners, David Cronenberg plunges us into one of his most terrifying and thrilling sci-fi worlds. After a man with extraordinary—and frighteningly destructive—telepathic abilities is nabbed by agents from a mysterious rogue corporation, he discovers he is far from the only possessor of such strange powers, and that some of the other “scanners” have their minds set on world domination, while others are trying to stop them. A trademark Cronenberg combination of the visceral and the cerebral, this phenomenally gruesome and provocative film about the expanses and limits of the human mind was the Canadian director’s breakout hit in the United States.

"David Cronenberg's coolly clinical sci-fi Scanners is mind-blowing art for outsiders." - Anton Bitel, VODzilla.co

"Part conspiracy thriller, part political tract, it is Cronenberg's most coherent movie to date, drawing a dark ... world in which corporate executives engineer human conception to produce ever more powerful mental samurai." - Derek Adams, Time Out

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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