AWESOME!
Thanks to YOU The Guild Cinema went 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

Color Out Of Space - H.P. Lovecraft's Cosmic Horror Tale!

Jan 24 to Jan 25
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Richard Stanley - 2020 - 110m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - $8 Gen. / $6 students - DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 52

Based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft short story, starring Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Brendan Meyer, Julian Hilliard, Elliot Knight, Q’Orianka Kilcher and Tommy Chong!   Also marking the return of director Richard Stanley (HARDWARE, DUST DEVIL)!

After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a living nightmare. 

"Its psychedelic horror elements are quite compelling and effective." - Katie Rife, AV Club

"Full-bore, glorious B-movie Cage: Cranked up to 11, spattered with gore and bellowing about alpacas." - Sara Stewart, New York Post

"A satisfying shot at bringing a classic of the sci-fi/horror genre to modern audiences." - Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

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The Wave

Jan 24 to Jan 26
Friday to Sunday 8:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Gille Klabin - 2019 - 88m - No Matinees

Starring: Justin Long, Donald Faison, Katia Winter, Tommy Flanagan!

An insurance policy evaluator (Justin Long), on the verge of a promotion, is given an unknown hallucinogenic substance by a mysterious man (Tommy Flanagan) that takes him on a time-bending discovery that begins to tear down his reality and expose his life for what it really is.

"Of all the films playing at Fantastic Fest this year, The Wave might be the most pleasant surprise" - SlashFilm

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Witkin and Witkin

Jan 24 to Jan 28
Friday to Tuesday 4pm, 6pm

Dir. Trisha Ziff - 2019 - 93m

BONUS!  JOEL PETER WITKIN & DIRECTOR TRISHA ZIFF IN PERSON FOR BRIEF TALK/Q&A AT THE SATURDAY 6PM SCREENING!

An exploration into the worlds of identical twin brothers, Joel-Peter Witkin, world famous photographer and super star of contemporary art photography and his brother Jerome a realist painter and a life long educator in the fine arts. Our film looks at the distinct paths both artists have taken in their lives as well as addressing the parallels and resonance in which their work relates.

An intensely human film that addresses the philosophy of their practices, their art and relationship. A film about perception, two artists working in different media who while coming from the same child hood experiences see the world through distinct prisms. Filmed in Mexico City, Albuquerque, Los Angeles, Brooklyn and Syracuse NY.

We hear the voices of the women in their lives; their wives, models, assistant and a collector, and their older sister, Sara Jane who sheds light on their collective past.

Identical twins, yet for the most part strangers who remain despite their age invested in maintaining their distance from each other. A film that explores their vast and important bodies of work, the impact that Joel-Peter Witkin’s work has had on popular culture from the Nine Inch Nails to Alexander McQueen, and in contrast how painter, Jerome’s work has been impacted by the events of his time. A painter who bares witness and a photographer who lives and creates from both the real world and the imaginary.

They meet in Mexico City, where there is the first joint museum show of their work. The exhibition is well received, they both travel to the city. Does this change their lives? Their relationship? Or does life simply continue as it always did...?

"What makes the documentary work is its reflections over expression through art especially for the subjects who happen to be twins." - Erick Estrada, Cinegarage

"Each unorthodox and unique in his own inimitable way, the Witkins make for compelling viewing in this bold, intimate portrait of their relationship." - 

Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail

"Their individual processes and influences is great fodder for art enthusiasts, but the brothers' peculiar and purposeful life-long estrangement is what gives the doc a through line." - Radheyan Simonpillai, NOW Toronto

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Alibi Midnight Madness Presents

Color Out Of Space  - H.P. Lovecraft's Cosmic Horror Tale! poster

Color Out Of Space - H.P. Lovecraft's Cosmic Horror Tale!

Jan 24 to Jan 25
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Richard Stanley - 2020 - 110m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - $8 Gen. / $6 students - DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 52

Based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft short story, starring Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Brendan Meyer, Julian Hilliard, Elliot Knight, Q’Orianka Kilcher and Tommy Chong!   Also marking the return of director Richard Stanley (HARDWARE, DUST DEVIL)!

After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a living nightmare. 

"Its psychedelic horror elements are quite compelling and effective." - Katie Rife, AV Club

"Full-bore, glorious B-movie Cage: Cranked up to 11, spattered with gore and bellowing about alpacas." - Sara Stewart, New York Post

"A satisfying shot at bringing a classic of the sci-fi/horror genre to modern audiences." - Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

View Trailer