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I Am Not A Witch

Sep 21 to Sep 25
Friday to Tuesday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Rungano Nyoni - 2018 - 93m - France, Germany, UK - In English & Nyanja w/English subtitles

A REVOLUTIONARY NEW VOICE IN AFRICAN CINEMA!

When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. There, she is tethered to a long white ribbon and told that if she ever tries to run away, she will be transformed into a goat. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but a threat looms on the horizon. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – whether to resign herself to life on the camp,or take a risk for freedom.

“A magic realist fable set in present-day Zambia that has plenty to say about gender and superstition.” - Anna Smith, Time Out

“It's rare and exhilarating that a new filmmaker arrives on the scene so sure of herself and so willing to take bold, counter-intuitive chances.” - Jessica Kiang, Variety

“A fable-like story about a young African girl banished from her village for alleged witchcraft, it blends deadpan humor with light surrealism, vivid visuals and left-field musical choices.” - Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

“The debut film by Rungano Nyoni is a satirical, brilliant and sophisticated denunciation starring the magnificent revelation Maggie Mulubwa.” - Mabel Salinas, Cine Premiere

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LIVE STAND UP COMEDY!

Sep 21
Friday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Matt & the laugh gang! - NOW - 75m approx - Only $7 for all of it! MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER!

Headliner Luis Powell!!

Currently based out of Albuquerque Nm,Luis is a young comedian with an honest and hilarious style, known for his quick wit and ability to come up with material on the spot. Luis worked his way up from open mic comic to working comedian in just 5 months at Laffs comedy club (Albuquerque NM). His brand of comedy has left the crowds in stitches working places like Laffs comedy café(Albuquerque NM) Loonees Comedy Club(Colorado Springs, CO) IMPROV Comedy Clubs (Miami/Kansas City),Stanford & Sons Comedy Club (Kansas City) He has also placed well in several stand up competitions around the country including first place in the Great South West Laugh Off, Comic of the Year at Stanford and Sons(Kansas City,Winner of Improv KC Comedian of the year just to name a few . Luis has worked with various headlining comedians like Damon Wayans,Demetrius Martin,Doug Stanhope,Tony Rock, John Henton,Tiffany Haddish and various others. You can be sure that an evening with Luis will be if anything else entertaining.

Featuring Greg Ziomek!!

Greg is a friendly-faced comedian from Albuquerque, NM. His material ranges from whimsically absurd to dark and insightful. He has opened for April Richardson, Brad Silnutzer, Will Spottedbear, Kristin Rand, Mara Wiles, and performed in the 2017 What A Joke: National Comedy Festival. He runs a monthly house show called Greg’s Comedy Friendship and co-hosts a weekly open mic called Tuesday Homie Hangout. He was recently voted Best Local Comedian in the Weekly Alibi’s Best of Burque 2018. Greg can be seen telling jokes in bars, breweries, theaters, and clubs all over the southwest.

Hosted by Matt Peterson 

Matt is a comedian and actor from Albuquerque whose comedy goals are simple.... make you laugh! His quick wit and fun demeanor make him audience favorite. Matt draws from his life experiences and absurd point of view.

He's performed in comedy clubs, casinos, colleges and theaters all around the southwest and beyond! Matt has worked with Tig Notaro, Marc Maron, Doug Stanhope, Dave Ross, Alex Ortiz, Troy Baxley and Steven Michael Quezada!

Matt was voted one of the best comedians in the city in the Albuquerque?s Weekly Alibi's 2007 and 2014 'Best of Burque' issue and featured in the "Comedy issue" of ABQ the Magazine in 2009! Matt was also voted one of the top comedians in 2014, 2015 and 2016 "Best of the City" 

Matt is the founder of the Why The Long Face Comedy Tour.  Wtlfcomedy.com

In 2011, he was cast as a lead role in the comedy film, The Bigfoot Election. In 2014 Matt co-wrote, co-produced and starred in the upcoming comedy film "Abe Makes A Movie"! He has had roles on In Plain Sight, Netflix series Longmire, ABC?s Killer Women, WGN?s Manhattan and AMC's Preacher and recently in Better Call Saul!  He was a guest comedian on three episodes of NBC's After After Party with Breaking Bad's Steven Michael Quezada! 

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Pick of the Litter - Guide Dogs for the Blind!

Sep 21 to Sep 25
Friday to Tuesday 6:30pm only!

Dir. Dana Nachman & Don Hardy - 2018 - 81m - No Matinees

CO-SPONSORED BY BOOFY'S BEST FOR PETS!!  SPECIAL RAFFLE PRIZES FOR EACH SCREENING! 

Meet Patriot, Potomac, Primrose, Poppet, and Phil—five spirited puppies who, from the moment they’re born, begin an incredible journey to become guide dogs for the blind. It’s a rigorous two-year process that will take the pups from the care of selfless foster volunteers to specialized trainers to, if they make the cut, a lifelong human companion. At every step of the way, the puppies will be tested, challenged, and evaluated. Only the best of the best will be chosen for the job of guide dog—who has what it takes? Introducing viewers to an unforgettable cast of canine personalities and the dedicated individuals who work with them, Pick of the Litter is an uplifting, bighearted celebration of the unique bond between humans and dogs.

“Earnest and heartwarming, filled with adorable camera-licking and tight closeups of beseeching doggy eyes.” - Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

“This solidly crafted item is guaranteed to appeal to mutt-lovers…” - Dennis Harvey, Variety

“Nachman and Hardy have produced another winning and relatable doc combining emotive storytelling with concisely focused filmmaking that's sure to charm viewers well beyond a sizable audience of dog lovers.” - Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter

“Hardy and Nachman's film is the uncommon near-perfect documentary: the filmic elements fade, done so well the viewer focuses on the dogs and their journey.“ - Bradley Gibson, Film Threat

“After seeing this delightful doc, surely nobody can doubt that dogs are man's best friend.” - Harvey S. Karten, Big Apple Reviews

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Alibi Midnight Madness Presents

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Let The Corpses Tan

Sep 28 to Sep 29
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani - 2018 - 92m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - Belgium / France - In French with English subtitles - $8 general / $6 students

Belgian filmmakers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani trade in the crushed velvet and creeping shadows of their giallo-worshiping first two films (Amer, The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears) for blistering sun, creaking leather and raining bullets in this glorious homage to 1970s Italian crime films. After stealing a truckload of gold bars, a gang of thieves absconds to the ruins of a remote village perched on the cliffs of the Mediterranean. Home to a reclusive yet hypersexual artist and her motley crew of family and admirers, it seems like a perfect hideout. But when two cops roll up on motorcycles to investigate, the hamlet erupts into a hallucinatory battlefield as both sides engage in an all-day, all-night firefight rife with double-crosses and dripping with blood. Based on a classic pulp novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette and featuring vintage music cues by Ennio Morricone, Let the Corpses Tan is a deliriously stylish, cinematic fever dream that will slamfire your senses like buckshot to the brain.

"Meticulously executed, obsessively stylized. You almost expect to see Dario Argento or Mario Bava’s name on the credits and for Morricone to have composed the music." – Allan Hunter, Screen International

"Beautiful, experimental and bold. One of the most exciting cinematic experiences I’ve had in quite some time. I couldn’t look away for fear of missing yet another thing I’d never witnessed before." – Evan Saathoff, Birth.Movies.Death.

"An exercise in fetishization, of both the human body and the visual medium that captures it. There’s a gleeful, twisted imagination at work here." – Vikram Murth, RogerEbert.com

"Cattet and Forzani might have made the quintessential midnight movie." – Marshall Shaffer, Slash Film

"Let the Corpses Tan might be the best 1970s Italian crime thriller never made." – Todd Gilchrist, Wizard World

"A fetishistic, ultra-violent exploitation flick that's all kinds of artistic and exciting. A stunning display of visual seduction and slaughter-first gunplay." – Matt Donato, We Got This Covered

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