AWESOME!
Thanks to YOU
The Guild Cinema
goes digital in August
(and we still have our 16mm & 35mm projectors for special screenings)

An enormous thank you to all who gave so generously
to our DCP fundraising drive. Because of you The Guild Cinema
will continue delivering the best eclectic cinema in Albuquerque
for years to come. We feel the love!

Sincerely and with great affection,
Keif & Don

Now Playing

Rafiki - LAST DAY!

Jul 12 to Jul 18
Friday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Wanuri Kahiu - 2019 - 83m - Kenya - In English and Swahili w/ English subtitles - No Matinees

Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” (Screen Daily) that’s “impossible not to celebrate” (Variety)!

"VIBRANT...from its opening frames, RAFIKI IS BURSTING WITH LIFE!" – The AV Club

“RADICAL & IMPORTANT!” – Slant Magazine 

“KNOWS HOW TO CAPTURE THE WONDERFUL FEELING OF FALLING IN LOVE!" – The Stranger

“FRESH & COURAGEOUS! DESERVES TO BE SEEN!" – Sight & Sound

“A TRIUMPH! COLORFUL & DEEPLY POWERFUL!” – The Upcoming

“A MILESTONE!” – NPR  

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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am - LAST DAY!

Jul 12 to Jul 18
Friday to Thursday 3:30, 8pm

Dir. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders - 2019 - 120m

CO-SPONSORED BY OUR GREAT NEIGHBORS ORGANIC BOOKS - 20% DISCOUNT ON USED BOOKS FOR HOLDERS OF A TONI MORRISON DOCUMENTARY TICKET STUB! 

A BIG THANKS TO THE NM BLACK HISTORY ORGANIZING COMMITTEE!

"The film will make you want to go out and buy all of her books immediately." - Lorry Kikta, Film Threat

An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula” and “Song of Solomon,” her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University.

"Enlivened both by its own storytelling dexterity and by the participation of its subject, who at 87 years old remains as warm, vibrant and insightful as ever." - Nick Schager, Variety

"An informative, if unadventurous appreciation of a great writer." - Caryn James, Hollywood Reporter

"Though clearly made for a wide audience, Greenfield-Sanders doesn't back away from Morrison's candid critiques of racism and misogyny." - Beandrea July, Out Magazine

"Morrison's boundless joie de vivre and miraculous way with words make her the ideal documentary subject. The film serves as a great primer on her fiction that leave you with an urgent reading list." - Alex Heeney Seventh Row

"...getting the opportunity to understand her as a multi-faceted woman, learning to juggle family, health, and career wealth ... was enlightening." -  Kay-B Giddens, Nerds of Prey

"The perfect tribute to a literary queen whose work shall live on for decades transforming even more lives with each passing day." - Carla Renata, The Curvy Film Critic

"Morrison uses 'The Pieces I Am;' to bring up all the little known and the widely received information only to drop it all at the audiences' feet. Her responsibility ends there. She then moves on to the next bit." - Jonita Davis, Black Girl Nerds

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Alibi Midnight Madness Presents

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Shaun of the Dead - 15th Anniversary Screenings!

Jul 26 to Jul 27
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Edgar Wright - 2004 - 100m - UK - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS Special - $8 general / $6 students

DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 51 !

There comes a day in every man’s life when he has to get off the couch...and kill some zombies. When flesh-eating zombies are on the hunt for a bite to eat, it’s up to slacker Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best pal Ed (Nick Frost) to save their friends and family from becoming the next entrée. Novelist Stephen King gushes Shaun of the Dead is “a 10 on the fun meter and destined to be a cult classic” and Newsweek calls it “a bloody hoot!” It’s a screamingly hilarious zomedy that will have you dying with laughter.

"For everyone who likes good acting and great writing, it's a bloody fun time and a wonderful display of how parody should be done." - Chad Nelson, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

"Mixing horror and humor is no mean feat, but Shaun Of The Dead tightens throats in fear without making the laughs stick there in the process." - Keith Phipps, AV Club

 

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