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Born To Be Blue - A Chet Baker Story! ENCORE SCREENING!

May 3
Tuesday 4:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Robert Budreau - 2016 - 98m - NO MATINEES

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE OUTPOST PERFORMANCE SPACE AND THE NM JAZZ WORKSHOP FOR HELPING PROMOTE THESE SCREENINGS!

Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool. By the 1960s, he was all but washed up, his career and personal life in shambles due to years of heroin addiction. In his innovative anti-biopic, director Robert Budreau zeroes in on Baker’s life at a key moment in the 1960s, just as the musician attempts to stage a hard-fought comeback, spurred in part by a passionate romance with a new flame (Carmen Ejogo). Creatively blending fact with fiction and driven by Hawke’s virtuoso performance, Born to Be Blue unfolds with all the stylistic brio and improvisatory genius of great jazz.

“Ethan Hawke gives one of the best performances of his career in Robert Budreau's Chet Baker non-biopic.” - Andrew Barker, Variety

“Ethan Hawke is at his very best in Born to be Blue, a deeply felt and profoundly moving depiction of the relationship between art and addiction.” -  Darren Ruecker, We Got This Covered

“Surprisingly, and successfully, it becomes a love story. Hawke and Ejogo have phenomenal chemistry, as she plays Jane more as a stabilizer than a savior.” - Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

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The Invitation

May 3
Tuesday 9pm ONLY!

Dir. Karyn Kusama - 2016 - 100m - NO MATINEES

In this taut psychological thriller by Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body), the tension is palpable when Will (Logan Marshall-Green, Prometheus) shows up to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard, Into the Woods) and new husband David (Michiel Huisman, “Game of Thrones”). The estranged divorcees’ tragic past haunts an equally eerie present; amid Eden’s suspicious behavior and her mysterious house guests, Will becomes convinced that his invitation was extended with a hidden agenda. Unfolding over one dark evening in the Hollywood Hills, The Invitation blurs layers of mounting paranoia, mystery, and horror until both Will—and the audience—are unsure what threats are real or imagined.

“So sweat-inducingly tense that I could only watch it through laced fingers.” - Village Voice

“A perfectly pitched exercise in psychological dread.” - Variety

“A taut, nerve-jangling thriller.” - The Playlist

“An exceptionally unnerving thriller.” - Screencrush

“An excellent ensemble piece full of escalating dread.” - Collider

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Thirsty - a Music Motion Picture Premiere!

May 3
Tuesday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Phillip Torres - 2016 - 65m approx - FREE!

Shot by Ariel Rakes, Albuquerque creative company Concept Flux and Tucson hip hop group Jivin Scientists have teamed up for the fourth time to bring you the visually stimulating and thought provoking music motion picture, Thirsty.  It is a 3 song montage about a man's surreal journey through moments of his heartbroken relationship with the woman of his dreams. 

Also screening is Flying Lotus' short film F*ckkkyouuu directed by Eddie Alcazar, work by Alejandro Montoya, Sheridan O'Connell, and other talented filmmakers. 

 

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Alibi Midnight Madness Presents

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Mad Tiger

May 13 to May 14
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jonathan Yi and Michael Haertlein - 2015 - 82m - U.S., Japan - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS PRESENTATION! $8 general / $6 students with i.d.s

MAD TIGER follows bandmates Yellow (Kengo Hioki) and Red (Kotaro Tsukada), who have been best friends and business partners for fifteen years as the primary creative forces behind Peelander-Z. Based in New York City and described as a "Japanese Action Comic Punk Band," Peelander-Z combines performance-art and audience participation in their shows, which push the boundaries of madcap acrobatic stage antics. As part of the band, each member must adopt a different, anime-like "Crayola rock" persona and fully embrace this assigned identity in every aspect of life. Seeking his own personal fulfillment, Red announces that he will do one final tour with Peelander-Z before quitting the band. In stark contrast to his character's super-positive facade, Yellow tries his best to keep it together, while dealing with emotions of shock, betrayal and abandonment. Channeling universal stories of friendship and pursuit of happiness, MAD TIGER builds to an unexpectedly moving crescendo, appropriately befitting of Peelander-Z's cacophonous melody-making.

"Fantastic portrait of a band and its leader that works on so many different levels. What I love about the film is that what starts out with a look at a band changes into a look at what it takes to be in a band and how the relationships outside of the band are forced to change because of the dynamics of the band." – Steve Kopian, Unseen Films

"10 Must-See Documentaries at DOC NYC." – Indiewire

"The members of Peelander-Z unmask themselves for revealing new doc MAD TIGER... For close to two decades fans have known the band with their personas held firmly in place, their colorful costumes seldom removed, but the opportunity to meet Peelander-Z has finally arrived, and the line between artist and person is blurring." – Silvas Valentino, Village Voice

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