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Bugs

Oct 20 to Oct 23
Friday to Monday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Andreas Johnsen - 2017 - 74m - No Matinees

With global food shortages on the horizon, forward-thinking chefs, environmentalists and food scientists are turning toward an unexpected source of protein: insects. Bugs is an artful and thoughtful new documentary that provides a perfect entry point to insect cuisine. For three years, a cast of charming and brave food adventurers from the Nordic Food Lab traveled the world—from Europe to Australia, Mexico, Kenya, Japan and beyond—to learn what some of the two billion people who already eat insects had to say. Filmmaker Andreas Johnsen followed them as they foraged, farmed, cooked and tasted everything from revered termite queens and desert-delicacy honey ants to venomous giant hornets and long-horned grasshoppers. Throughout the team’s experiences, some hard questions started to emerge. If industrially produced insects become the norm, will they be as delicious and as beneficial as the ones in diverse, resilient ecosystems and cuisines around the world? And who will actually benefit as edible insects are scaled up? Equal parts travelogue, nature documentary, food porn and political treatise, Bugs is a beautifully shot film that makes a convincing argument for the inherent flavor of insects and raises unexpected and important questions about the future of our food culture along the way.

“Hugely entertaining. Somewhere between Jiro Dreams of Sushi and Food, Inc., at the intersection of culinary adventure and social justice.” – The Film Stage

“Lively and thoughtful. Though it might initially look like a wacky foodie adventure show, Bugs has a conscience.” – The Globe and Mail

“Fun and illuminating. Andreas Johnsen’s globetrotting documentary provides much food for thought.” – Toronto Star

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Zoology

Oct 20 to Oct 23
Friday to Monday 4:00, 7:45pm

Dir. Ivan Tverdovsky - 2016 - 91m - Russia - in Russian with English subtitles

A strange & moving tale about a tail!

This modern fantasy title from Russia is about Natasha, a middle-aged, unremarkable woman who grows a mysterious tail. Now with a remarkable attribute, something awakens inside her and it's time for Natasha to begin living the life she's always dreamed of.

"A thought provoking contemporary fairy tale peppered with bone dry social satire, it builds into a plaintive, thought provoking work." - Screen Daily

“[A] combination of fairy-tale wonderment and stark realism propels this enthralling film, which showcases serious acting talent in its lead spot with relative newcomer Natalya Pavlenkova.” - April Wolfe, L.A. Weekly

“A thoughtful parable about embracing one's difference instead of turning tail.” - Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle

“Zoology isn't just about a person who has grown a tail, but a tale of personal growth.” - Jordan Hoffman, Guardian

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Harold & Maude - as part of the BEFORE I DIE ABQ fest!

Oct 21 to Oct 22
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon only!

Dir. Hal Ashby - 1971 - 91m

DOUBLE FEATURED WITH THE SEVENTH SEAL!

“One of those films you just don't want to end.” - Greg Muskewitz, eFilmCritic.com

With the idiosyncratic American fable Harold and Maude, countercultural director Hal Ashby fashioned what would become the cult classic of its era. Working from a script by Colin Higgins, Ashby tells the story of the emotional and romantic bond between a death-obsessed young man (Bud Cort) from a wealthy family and a devil-may-care, bohemian octogenarian (Ruth Gordon). Equal parts gallows humor and romantic innocence, Harold and Maude dissolves the line between darkness and light along with the ones that separate people by class, gender, and age, and it features indelible performances and a remarkable soundtrack by Cat Stevens.

“Cuts through the superficial surfaces of conventional romance and digs into what actually draws people together.” - James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk

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The Seventh Seal - as part of BEFORE I DIE ABQ fest!

Oct 21 to Oct 22
Saturday and Sunday 2pm ONLY!

Dir. Ingmar Bergman - 1957 - 96m - No Matinees - Sweden - in Swedish with English subtitles

DOUBLE FEATURED WITH HAROLD AND MAUDE!

Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning, The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet), was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America’s 1950s art-house heyday, pushing cinema’s boundaries and ushering in a new era of moviegoing.

“Not only highly impressive but thought-provoking, relevant and intensely moving in our present, nervous, times.” - Wally Hammond, Time Out

“Film has superior technical narrative, impressive lensing and thesping.” - Variety

“90 minutes of iconic imagery, some deep questions and a surprising amount of humor. This is Art with a capital A, but that doesn't mean it's not entertaining at the same time, which only makes its artistry even greater.” - Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs

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Flesh For Frankenstein - as part of our ANDY WARHOL Halloween! poster

Flesh For Frankenstein - as part of our ANDY WARHOL Halloween!

Oct 27
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Paul Morrissey - 1973 - 95m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation! $8 general / $6 students with i.d.s

Paul Morrisey's 1973 trash-art classic is a beautifully filmed and elegantly turned out psychodrama that is in equal parts, horror film and satire.  This re-evaluating horror tale of the mad Baron Frankenstein and his perverse creative urges stars the inimitable Udo Kier, Joe Dallesandro and Monique Van Vooren.

“A riot. Even its closing tableau is socially transcendent and transgressive.” - Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com

“Disgusting? Yes. Obscene? Oh, certainly. Likely to deprave and corrupt? Paul Morrissey absolutely hopes so. And above all else, wildly funny.” - Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy

“The film's gross-out climax has the mad-scientist Baron (Udo Kier) screwing his undead Bride on a gurney, then ravaging Marlon Brando with a spot-on parody of Last Tango.” - Rob Nelson, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

"To say that the film is for specialized tastes understates the case. It's simply a gloriously decadent, degenerate joke that you either get, or you don’t.” - Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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