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

Candy Corn

Sep 21
Saturday 10:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Josh Hasty - 2019 - 85m - ALL SEATS $10


It’s the eve of Halloween in Grove Hill, Ohio. A traveling carnival is in town for the weekend and local outcast, Jacob Atkins, has been hired as one of the freaks in the event’s main attraction, “Dr. Death’s Side Show Spook House Spectacular.” When a group of bullies target Jacob for their annual hazing, things go too far and he winds up dead. Now, Dr. Death has resurrected Jacob as an unstoppable killer to seek revenge on those who wronged him.

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Gaza Fights For Freedom

Sep 21
Saturday 12 Noon

Dir. Abby Martin - 2019 - 84m - $5 to $10 donation suggested!

Meet the film’s creators and directors Abby Martin and Michael Prysner who will be at the premiere and available for Q/A following the screening! 




This riveting collaboration between The Empire Files and a heroic team of Palestinian videographers in Gaza features exclusive coverage of the ‘Great March of Return’ protests, and extensive evidence—with frontline footage and victim testimony—of Israeli war crimes.

Massive protests in cities across Gaza—the world’s largest open-air prison—were called under the banner of “The Great March of Return” in 2018 with the demand that Palestinian refugees be allowed to return to their lands seized in the ethnic cleansing that made way for the creation of the Israeli state. Tens of thousands of Palestinian protestors were met with the brutality of the Israeli occupation forces. ‘Gaza Fights for Freedom’ is a glimpse into the on-going heroic struggle of the Palestinian people to survive a brutal occupation and genocide, and to return to their homeland. 

This past June also marked the one year anniversary of the killing of famed Gaza medic Razan al-Najjar’s by Israeli snipers. This documentary features never-before seen interviews with Razan’s immediate family, medics who treated her, and victims shot down alongside her. 

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Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins

Sep 21 to Sep 23
Saturday to Monday 6pm only!

Dir. Janice Engel - 2019 - 91m - No Matinees

BONUS:  Molly Ivin's sister Sara Maley to speak at the opening Saturday Sept. 21 screenings!  Tickets will be $12 for all at this particular show as a partial benefit for SEARCHLIGHT NEW MEXICO, a non-partisan, nonprofit news organization dedicated to investigative and public service journalism in the interest of the people of New Mexico!  NOTE:  for this Saturday opening show special we will start selling the remaining 35 tickets at our box office around 4pm the day of.   We will also start selling the remaining 50 tickets for Sunday & Monday's screenings at 4pm as well.  Doors to the theater will open around 5:40pm.

The story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said "Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country." Molly's words have proved prescient. Now it's up to us to raise hell!

"This slick, enjoyable documentary pays tribute to the wit and wisdom of the firebrand Texas political commentator." - Dennis Harvey, Variety

"Reminds us that her particular brand of perspicacity is as vital and as necessary now as it was when she covered the 1968 Democratic Convention or watched George W. Bush rocket from the Texas governor's mansion to the White House." - Alonso Duralde, TheWrap

"Smart and entertaining, just like its subject." - Caryn James, Hollywood Reporter

"One of the greatest things that the film relates about Ivins is that she made many outsiders feel less alone, less singular." - Kenneth R. Morefield, 1More Film Blog

"12 years after her subject's death, director Janice Engel gives us ... the comprehensive cinematic portrait that Ivins and her many fans deserve." -Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail

"Sings a beautiful new psalm that will reach new disciples and renew the follower faith like a tent revival."- Kimber Myers, The Playlist

"Often hilarious and always a delight, Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins is the conversational, down-home story of the Smith College-educated Texan who found herself bouncing around the country to find her voice." - John Fink, The Film Stage

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Sep 21 to Sep 23
Saturday to Monday 3:30, 8:15pm

Dir. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders - 2019 - 120m


"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

"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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One Cut of the Dead

Sep 27 to Sep 28
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm

Dir. Shinichirou Ueda - 2019 - 96m - Japan - In Japanese with English Subtitles - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - $8 gen / $6 stu

WINNER - Audience Award AND Best Director, Fantastic Fest plus over 14 Audience Awards


"A-: the best zombie comedy since Shaun of the Dead. A euphoric ode to the chaos (and compromises) of genre filmmaking: it's the kind of movie that makes you want to pick up a camera, call some friends, and shoot the end of the world on your own terms." - DAVID EHRLICH, Indiewire

"Three films for the price of one- a terrific Japanese horror-comedy that proves there's somewhere the zombie apocalypse movie hasn't yet gone." - RICHARD KUIPERS, Variety

"Does something many, including this writer, didn't think was possible... it reinvents the zombie movie." - KATIE RIFE, AV Club 

A cast of relative unknowns, a brilliantly disguised low budget and an epic, 37-minute opening single take makes Shin'ichiro Ueda's feature debut a bright, breezy and laugh-out-loud hilarious zombie comedy. A film crew is shooting a zombie horror flick in an abandoned water filtration plant, allegedly used for human experiments by the military. Just as the director browbeats his actors and demands more special effects blood, a real zombie apocalypse erupts, much to his auteur delight. Packed with meta-movie references as mocking as they are loving, this relentless takedown of the Living Dead genre is a total blast.

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