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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Our Spaghetti Westerns ends the year with this heavyweight!

Aug 24 to Aug 25
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon

Dir. Sergio Leone - 1966 - 179m - Italy - In Italian with English subtitles - No Matinees

AN ITALIAN FESTIVALS OF NM SPECIAL CO-THROW!

SPECIAL INTRO BY LOCAL FILM HISTORIAN/JOURNALIST JEFF BERG AT THE SUNDAY SHOW!

For three men the Civil War wasn t hell... it was practice! By far the most ambitious, unflinchingly graphic and stylistically influential western ever made, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a classic actioner shot through with a volatile mix of myth and realism. Screen legend Clint Eastwood (A Fistful of Dollars) returns as "The Man with No Name," this time teaming with two gunslingers to pursue a cache of $200,000 and letting no one, not even warring factions in a civil war, stand in their way. From sun-drenched panoramas to bold hard close-ups, exceptional camerawork captures the beauty and cruelty of the barren landscape and the hardened characters who stride unwaveringly through it. 

Hailed as "pure cinema" by Robert Rodriguez and "the best directed movie of all time" by Quentin Tarantino, this epic masterpiece was directed by the great Sergio Leone (For a Few Dollars More) and co-starred Lee Van Cleef (Death Rides a Horse) as Angel Eyes and Eli Wallach (The Magnificent Seven) in the role of Tuco. Music by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (A Fistful of Dollars, Navajo Joe). 

"Re-released movies are forever claiming to be iconic, but few can hold the title as easily as Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." - Kevin Maher, Times (UK)

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Art & Mind

Aug 26 to Aug 29
Monday to Thursday 5pm, 8:30

Dir. Amelie Ravalec - 2019 - 70m - French/UK - In French & English with English subtitles

A journey into art, madness and the unconscious. An exploration of visionary artists and the creative impulse, from the Flemish Masters of the Renaissance to the avant-garde movement of Surrealism and the unsung geniuses of Art Brut and Outsider Art. 

Featuring artists Hieronymus Bosch, Francisco Goya, Vincent Van Gogh, William Blake, Edvard Munch, Salvador Dali and many more.

Featuring interviews with art historians, artists, museum curators, psychiatrists, neuroscientists; and over 350 artworks from prestigious museums and collections worldwide including Tate Britain, Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Prinzhorn Collection, Rijksmuseum, La Halle Saint Pierre, ABCD Collection, Outsider Art Fair, Wellcome Collection, Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Lombroso Museum, Freud Museum, MAHHSA, Lille Métropole Museum of Contemporary and Outsider Art, Maisons Victor Hugo, Adamson Collection, Museum Dr Guislain, Henry Boxer Gallery and Museum Im Lagerhaus. 

“Amélie Ravalec's dazzling film Art & Mind is an unparalleled chronicle, a journey into haunting, haunted places, which will fascinate and captivate both experts in the field and those for whom its themes are less familiar."  - RAW VISION MAGAZINE

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Jay Myself

Aug 26 to Aug 29
Monday to Thursday 3pm, 6:45

Dir. Stephen Wilkes - 2018 - 79m

A documenting of the monumental move of renowned photographer and artist, Jay Maisel, who, in February 2015 after forty-eight years, begrudgingly sold his home—the 36,000 square-foot, 100-year-old landmark building in Manhattan known simply as “The Bank.” Through the intimate lens of filmmaker and Jay’s protégé, noted artist and photographer Stephen Wilkes, the viewer is taken on a remarkable journey through Jay’s life as an artist, mentor, and man; a man grappling with time, life, change, and the end of an era in New York City.

“We witness not just an artist anxious about his uprooting, but also the anxiety of a city as it changes beyond recognition.” - Bedatri D. Choudhury, HYPERALLERGIC

“Amazing.” - Kevin Raber, THE LUMINOUS LANDSCAP

“Wilkes’ intimate camera work, pointed interview questions, and familiarity with Maisel allows us to leave the theater feeling like we too know Maisel. We identify with him and the impact such a move has had on him because I think we can all empathize on how we would feel in his position ... JAY MYSELF acts as an excellent last hurrah, a requiem if you will, for a little piece of NYC’s soul ... Wilkes has documented the end of an era of twin icons, Maisel and The Bank both.” - Michael Caputo, SHUFFLE ONLINE

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2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

Aug 30 to Sep 2
Friday to Monday 3:45, 6pm, 8:15pm

Dir. various - 2019 - 96m

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 96-minute theatrical program of 7 short films selected from this year’s Festival, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the 2019 program offers new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers, from sharply-written comedy and drama to edgy genre and an intimate family saga.

Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtime, short films transcend traditional storytelling. They are a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is made for risk-taking. The Festival has always treated short films with the highest regard and gives a home to both established and new filmmakers with shorts for audiences to discover and celebrate.  The Festival's Short Film Program has long been established as a place to discover talented directors, such as past alums Damien Chazelle, Wes Anderson, Jill Soloway, Spike Jonze, Paul Thomas Anderson, Dee Rees, Taika Waititi, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Lake Bell, Debra Granik, Jay and Mark Duplass, Todd Haynes, Lynne Ramsay, Andrea Arnold, and many others.

sometimes, i think about dying / U.S.A. (Director: Stefanie Abel Horowitz, Screenwriters: Stefanie Abel Horowitz, Katy Wright-Mead, Kevin Armento) — Fran is thinking about dying, but a man in the office might want to date her.

FAST HORSE / Canada (Director and screenwriter: Alexandra Lazarowich) — The Blackfoot bareback horse-racing tradition returns in the astonishingly dangerous Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow struggles with second-hand horses and a new jockey on his way to challenge the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy.

Suicide By Sunlight / U.S.A. (Director: Nikyatu Jusu, Screenwriters: Nikyatu Jusu, R. Shanea Williams) — Valentina, a day-walking Black vampire protected from the sun by her melanin, is forced to restrain her bloodlust to regain custody of her estranged daughters.

Muteum / Estonia, Hong Kong (Director and screenwriter: Äggie Pak Yee Lee ) — In an art museum, we learn -- from outer to inner, from deep to its deepest, seriously and sincerely.

Crude Oil / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Christopher Good) — Jenny breaks free from a toxic friendship and learns to harness her magical, useless superpower.

The MINORS / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Robert Machoian) — A slice of life about a grandpa and his grandsons, the future and the past.

Brotherhood / Canada, Tunisia, Qatar, Sweden (Director and screenwriter: Meryam Joobeur) — When a hardened Tunisian shepherd's son returns home after a long journey with a new wife, tension rises between father and son.

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Carnival of Souls

Aug 31
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Herk Harvey - 1962 - 78m - ALL SEATS $10

A DARK ROOM HORROR SPECIAL!  DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 52!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

A young woman (Candace Hilligoss) in a small Kansas town survives a drag race accident, then agrees to take a job as a church organist in Salt Lake City. En route, she is haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her toward an abandoned lakeside pavilion. Made by industrial filmmakers on a small budget, the eerily effective B-movie classic Carnival of Souls was intended to have “the look of a Bergman and the feel of a Cocteau”—and, with its strikingly used locations and spooky organ score, it succeeds. Herk Harvey’s macabre masterpiece gained a cult following on late-night television and continues to inspire filmmakers today.

"A bold film that plays like a perfect nightmare for everyone who's used to standard structures in genre cinema. Still scary after decades." - Federico Furzan, Cinelipsis

"It depends on crisp black-and-white photography, atmosphere and surprisingly effective acting." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"One of those unique horror movies where the low budget, gritty footage and rough performances combine to create not only an unsettling atmosphere of dread but also a study of existential angst in the face of unimaginable horror." - Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing

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Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Sep 3 to Sep 5
Tuesday to Thursday 4:15, 8:30

Dir. Nick Broomfield - 2019 - 97m

Renowned filmmaker Nick Broomfield’s most personal and romantic film of his storied career. The documentary starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother with a young son, became part of community of expat artists, writers and musicians. Never-before-seen footage shot by Broomfield and legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker make for a unique portrait of an idyllic 1960’s bohemia.  It was a time that left a lasting imprint on both Marianne and Leonard, whose friendship would last another fifty years before their deaths in 2016.

"An enlightening documentary about the creative process and the nature of the artistic spirit." - Adam Graham, Detroit News

"Oh, this is just lovely." - Kevin Maher, Times (UK)

"Nick Broomfield's riveting documentary gives us a vivid snapshot of the early 1960s and a complicated, mysterious love story." - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

"With a softened lens, British documentarian Nick Broomfield adoringly examines a fascinating relationship in a fascinating time that saw Cohen transition from a poet to a world-class songwriter." - Brad Wheeler, Globe 

"This is an insider's fascinating meditation on the nature of genius and stardom and the toll they take on the naively optimistic." - Andrea Gronvall,Chicago Reader

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Soviet Hippies

Sep 3 to Sep 5
Tuesday to Thursday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Terje Toomistu - 2017 - 75m - No Matinees - in Russian with English subtitles

BONUS!  DIRECTOR IN PERSON FOR TALK AT THE WEDNESDAY SEPT. 4 SHOW!

A research driven documentary, an anthropological insight about the hippie movement in USSR, produced in Estonia in collaboration with Germany and Finland. The film reveals unseen archives, great music from the Soviet underground, psychedelic animations, vivid editing and, of course, the historical story of the vast yet unknown movement. 

The film has been circulating film festivals globally for the past year and a half and has won several awards!

"A wonderful in-depth view behind the Iron Curtain and youth’s mindset." - Psychedelic Baby Magazine

"As a window into a little known or understood part of pre-perestroika Soviet history, Toomistu’s film is both entertaining and informative. And it serves as a reminder that for those who think that the story of today’s Russia is one-dimensional and all about Putin, that Russia – as Churchill famously said – is a riddle wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma." - Nick Holdsworth, Modern Times Review

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!CINE MAGNIFICO! LATINX FILM FESTIVAL 2019

Sep 5 to Sep 8
Thursday to Sunday

2019 - In Spanish with English subtitles - $10 General / $8 Students & Seniors

FOR ADVANCE TICKETS, FESTIVAL PASSES, PUNCH CARDS & MORE INFO PLEASE CLICK HERE!

Welcome to the 7th Annual ¡Cine Magnífico! Albuquerque Latino Film Festival.

Instituto Cervantes is proud to present ¡Cine Magnífico! to the New Mexican community once again. 

Albuquerque has positioned itself as a creative and inclusive city where our community can experience a cultural exchange and participate in the many inspiring events organized by the numerous local organizations. 

¡Cine Magnífico! is one of those projects that was created to further encourage cultural interactions and awareness through the lens of Latin American and Spanish cinema. 

The purpose of ¡Cine Magnífico! has always been (but especially with today’s political and social climate) to cover the issues that exist in our own communities - to aim a light at our comunidades latinas in the US, and “endow them with visibility”. This is the magic of cinema: visibility - the truest sense of cinematic and visual arts. Our own lives - our shared joys and concerns - shine through the screen, along with elegant music scores, true characters, stunning settings, gorgeous costumes, and well-told stories. 

We showcase a diverse set of films, from award-winning to local and up-and-coming filmmakers. This year’s screenings will take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Kimo Theater and the Guild Cinema.   

Thank you for supporting ¡Cine Magnífico! Enjoy the show!

AT THE GUILD CINEMA

Thursday, September 5:

12:00 PM - Muralla (Bolivia) - FREE

Friday, September 6:

2:30 PM -  Caiga quien Caiga / All Can Fall (Perú) - FREE

5:30 PM - El Ombligo Guie´dani / Guie´dani’s Navel (México)

8:30 PM - Carmen y Lola / Carmen and Lola (Spain) 

Saturday, September 7:

2:00 PM - Perro Bomba (Chile)

3:50 PM Re Loca / Super Crazy (Argentina)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  USA Short Film Program  - $5

7:45 PM - Temblores / Tremors (Guatemala)

Sunday, September 8:

4:00 PM - Marighella (Brazil)

7:30 - CLOSING FILM: Campeones / Champions  (Spain)

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Pretty In Pink

Sep 8
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Howard Deutch - 1986 - 96m - All Seats $8

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Join New Mexico Entertainment magazine for our monthly 80's movie screening at The Guild Cinema. This month's movie is Pretty in Pink. Andie is an outcast at her Chicago high school, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it seems too good to be true. As Andie starts falling for Blane, she begins to realize that dating someone from a different social sphere is not easy. 

“As irresistibly sweet as cotton candy.” - Kathleen Carroll, New York Daily News

“First-Timer Howard Deutch is a nice surprise too. His precise, unexploitative direction is sympathetic to the awkward pauses in teen talk, to the mopery of first love, to the suicidal bravado of words spoken in heat.” - Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

“These kids have a bumpy ride, but this is one film that identifies with their passions instead of indulging them, giving us a perfect back-seat view of kids out cruising, not for kicks but for a hard-earned sense of pride.” - Patrick Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

“When Molly Ringwald and Annie Potts are onscreen together, the movie is aglow. See Pretty In Pink or, years from now, you may suffer side effects from missing it.” - Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel

Presale ticket holders will be entered to win prizes during the event.

MOVIEPASS IS NOT ACCEPTED AT NEW MEXICO ENTERTAINMENT MOVIE NIGHTS.

TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO YOU. Please bring your Hold My Ticket receipt with your current state ID and check in at the Guild Box Office 15 minutes before the show. If you do not have your receipt, please make sure if you have your ID. We will have a list at the box office. In the likelihood we have a sold-out performance or event, tickets are subject to be released for resale to those on the waiting list if you have not checked five minutes before the show starts. Thank you for your punctuality!

 

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Bunuel In the Labyrinth of Turtles

Sep 9 to Sep 13
Monday to Friday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Salvador Simo - 2019 - 77m - Spain - in Spanish with English subtitles

Paris, 1930. The infamous surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel is left penniless after the scandalous release of L’Age d’Or leads to a falling out with collaborator Salvador Dalí. On a whim, Buñuel’s good friend, sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket and promises to devote his winnings to fund Buñuel’s next film. Incredibly, Ramón wins the jackpot, sending the two friends to the remote mountains of their native Spain to film the documentary Las Hurdes: Land Without Bread. Driven by mad artistic impulse and haunted by childhood memories, Buñuel must confront the specter of mortality looming over the lives of his subjects –and his own.

In a stranger-than-fiction tale befitting the master filmmaker, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles tells the true story behind a fascinating episode in cinematic history, utilizing sensitive performances as well as excerpts from Buñuel’s filmography to present a deeply affecting and humanistic portrait of an artist hunting for his purpose.

"The animation is handsome, the graphic settings understated but intelligently detailed." - Glenn Kenny, New York Times

"A fun, clever, and wholly unexpected animated movie about the making of Luis Buñuel's "Land Without Bread." - David Ehrlich, indieWire

"Bunuel is above all a good story elegantly told, transcending its obviously niche appeal and showing that Spanish animation, following last year's multiple award-winning Another Day of Life, is looking healthy." - Jonathan Holland, Hollywood Reporter

"Children could enjoy watching the story as an ever-changing fable, but adults will get more out of its depiction of multifaceted political art." - Armond White, National Review

"Tackling unconventional material via 2-D hand-drawn animation sets the picture apart. Nothing else quite like it exists." - Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat

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Give Me Liberty

Sep 9 to Sep 13
Monday to Friday 6:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Kirill Mikhanovsky - 2019 - 111m - In English & Russian with English subtitles

Medical transport driver Vic is late, but it’s not his fault. Roads are closed for a protest, and no one else can shuttle his Russian grandfather and émigré friends to a funeral. The new route uproots his scheduled clients, particularly Tracy (Lauren “Lolo” Spencer in a breakout performance), a vibrant young woman with ALS. As the day goes from hectic to off-the-rails, their collective ride becomes a hilarious, compassionate, and intersectional portrait of American dreams and disenchantment.

“Completely, delightfully unpredictable from scene to scene, "Give Me Liberty" draws you in with its moving performances and blasts of broad comedy.” - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“The debut of a fresh vision of the all-American crowd-pleaser.” - RogerEbert.com

“A wild and ultimately joyous ride.” - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

“A glorious comedy of chaos, solidarity and unsung heroism” - The Hollywood Reporter

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Tigers Are Not Afraid

Sep 13 to Sep 14
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Issa Lopez - 2017 - 82m - Mexico - Spanish w/English Subtitles - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - $8 gen / $6 stu

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Fantastic Fest, Screamfest, Fantasia, and over 60 other festivals 

"Issa López is a fantastic new voice in the genre." - GUILLERMO DEL TORO

"One terrific film, both tough and touching.  Two minutes in, I was under its spell." - STEPHEN KING

"A journey worth every tear you'll shed.  Demands to be seen, heard, and discussed." - SLASHFILM

"The best horror movie of 2019.  A brilliant, dark fable, wonderfully honest, powerful and endlessly creative." - THRILLIST

A haunting horror fairytale set against the backdrop of Mexico’s devastating drug wars, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID follows a group of orphaned children armed with three magical wishes, running from the ghosts that haunt them and the cartel that murdered their parents. Filmmaker Issa López creates a world that recalls the early films of Guillermo del Toro, imbued with her own gritty urban spin on magical realism to conjure a wholly unique experience that audiences will not soon forget.

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Mindfield Film Festival - Albuquerque 2nd ANNUAL!

Sep 14
Saturday 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30

Dir. various - 2019 - ONLY $5 PER BLOCK OF FILM(S) OR GET A DISCOUNTED FESTIVAL PASS!

As part of the Mindfield Festival circuit!  Visit the Albuquerque chapter website by clicking here!  $15 all day festival passes available now by clicking here!

A showcasing of features, Shorts, and Music videos by filmmakers from around the world.  Albuquerque (home of Breaking Bad) also has a thriving film community that shines bright in the sunny Land of Enchantment some of which will be highlighted in this special all-day festival!

FOR FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE MOVIES CLICK HERE!

2:30 - (Youth, Comedy & Sci-fi)

Gameboy (Stephen Burhoe) [USA]

Chemistry 101 (Mike Reft) [USA] 

Apothecary's Cage (Jake Extine) [USA] 

Three Minute Eggs (Lisa Kori) [USA] 

Hand to Hand (Sara Casaus) [USA] 

Bottoms Up (J.D. Lopez) [USA] 

Sara's Audition (Gene Hunt) [USA] 

Guilty Bunch of Flowers (Wayne Kelly & Matt Holt) [UK] 

Killing Adam (Dino Sardella) [USA] 

ALT + <3 (Joseph Neuman) [USA] 

4:30pm - (Documentaries & Music) 

R.A.W. TUBA (Darren Durlach & David Larson) [USA] 

The Waxidermist - The Snow (Pierre Jampy) [France] 

Fear No More (Shihyun Wang) [USA] 

OUTSIDE - Daniel Laurent (Jeffrey Palmer) [USA] 

Messages from the Animals: Otter Love (Elke Duerr) [USA] 

Violet Saturn - Sweetest Life (Lauren Carr Reed & Spencer Carr Reed) [USA] 

All Styles Welcome (Allonzo Armijo) [USA]

Being Tight (Lea Jones & Marc Waszkiewicz) [USA] 

6:30pm - (Drama)

A Soldier's Passage (Chapter Three) (Paul Ingles) [USA] 

A Day in the Park (James Liakos & Eric Smigiel) [USA]

A Ferry Tale (Mehmet T??l?) [Turkey] 

A Bitter Reckoning (Albert Fry Jr. & Amber LeRae Earls) [USA] 

Aboriginal Radio (Adrien Sommen) [France]

8:30pm - (Death & Horror)

Bad Situation (Martin G Castaneda) [USA] 

Intrusive Thoughts (Daniel Ruczko) [USA] 

The Desecrated (John Gray) [USA]

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Almost Ghosts: Stories Along Route 66

Sep 15 to Sep 20
Sunday to Friday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Ana Ramón Rubio - 2019 - 70m - No Matinees

Harley relies solely on the tips he receives from international visitors to his Mediocre Music Program in Erick, Oklahoma. Angel Delgadillo is the last barber of Seligman, Arizona, who still shaves those who escape now and then from the Interstate-40 to visit his antique-style town.  Lowell Davis has rebuilt his old ghost town of Red Oak, Missouri, after complete death so people can discover how it was life back in the forties in his grandfather's blacksmith shop. Three stories of fights and perseverance among a road that has died a couple of times. A story of almost ghosts in the most iconic Highway of the world.

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Becoming Nobody: Ram Dass

Sep 15 to Sep 20
Sunday to Friday 4pm, 8pm

Dir. Jamie Catto - 2019 - 81m

DIRECTOR IN PERSON FOR OPENING DAY SCREENINGS!

The quintessential portal to Ram Dass’ life and teachings. His ability to entertain and his sense of humor are abundantly evident in a conversation that brings us around to address the vast question of ultimate freedom. Becoming Nobody represents the core arc of Ram Dass’ teachings and life: whether as Dr. Richard Alpert, the eminent Harvard psychologist, or as Ram Dass who serves as a bridge between Eastern and Western philosophies, he has defined a generation of inner explorers and seekers of truth and wisdom. Through his turns as scion of an eminent Jewish family from Boston, rock-star Harvard psychologist, counter-culture rascally adventurer, Eastern holy man, stroke survivor and compassionate caregiver, Ram Dass has worn many hats on his journey, the narrative of which is revealed in this film. In Becoming Nobody, historic clips balance an engaging conversation with director Jamie Catto.  We come to understand how our old roles and disguises become increasingly burdensome. The film captures a loving man full of joy, wit, honesty and wisdom, at ease in conversation while sharing his considerable pains and pleasures. The life experiences that have freed him from the attachments of his ‘somebody-ness’ have transformed him into the radiant soul who now inspires a new generation.

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Where Is The "I" In Infinite?

Sep 15
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Sasha Menendez - 2017 - 120m - Suggested donation of $5

Edited by and featuring original music by Ryan Sciarrotta!

A thought provoking documentary film that captures interviews with a man/infinite essence named Tom Miles.  It delves into the telling of his story from early days growing up in Monte Vista, Colorado to his time in the Navy, to marriage, family, divorce, different career paths, and on to his finding lasting love.  All this is intermixed with clips of him pondering the nature of his own existence.  Recollections from loved ones and slice of life moments give added perspective to who Tom is.  His metaphysical tangents offer another perspective that there could be another side to who Tom, or any of us, might be. Tom’s journey brings about an unique appreciation of a life lived on Earth and it’s dreamlike so called reality.

Where Is The

Back to the Future - the original Michael J. Fox 80s hit!

Sep 20
Friday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Robert Zemeckis - 1985 - 116m - All Seats $8

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New Mexico Entertainment magazine presents this month's late night movie at The Guild Cinema, Back to the Future. In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the '50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents (Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson), and must make sure that they fall in love or he'll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown.

Presale ticket holders will be entered to win prizes during the event.

MOVIEPASS IS NOT ACCEPTED AT NEW MEXICO ENTERTAINMENT MOVIE NIGHTS.

TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO YOU. Please bring your Hold My Ticket receipt with your current state ID and check in at the Guild Box Office 15 minutes before the show. If you do not have your receipt, please make sure if you have your ID. We will have a list at the box office. In the likelihood we have a sold-out performance or event, tickets are subject to be released for resale to those on the waiting list if you have not checked five minutes before the show starts. Thank you for your punctuality!

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Candy Corn

Sep 21
Saturday 10:45pm ONLY!

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

A DARK ROOM HORROR SPECIAL!

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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Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivens

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!

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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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

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

Dir. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders - 2019 - 120m

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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Not Made In New Mexico - A Jeff Berg Special!

Sep 22
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. various - Way back when t - 75m approx. - No Matinees!

Imposters! Movies "based' IN New Mexico, but not Made in NM'!

Set aside your Sunday afternoon for an entertaining view & chat with local film historian/journalist Jeff Berg as he returns to our cinema house for look over at movies related to New Mexico!

It is the prerogative of a movie director to make the setting of his or her film anywhere that they see fit. New Mexico itself has seen over 800 film and TV productions (an hour in length or longer) filmed in the state since 1897. 

During that time the state has 'starred' as Sudan, Wyoming, Russia, Illinois, Canada, and a host of other locations, especially Texas. But what about the 'fakers'? We'll watch clips from films taking place in New Mexico, but without anyone involved with the production ever setting foot in the state. Films will be chosen from a fairly long list of such pictures as The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Rat Race, Truth or Consequences, NM, High Noon, Hondo, Them, Stalking Moon and a host of others. Learn about some of the things that lead filmmakers to locate their films where they are not, along with a bit of New Mexico's extensive film history and find out how Albuquerque's Sunport became a Russian military air field! 

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Fiddlin'

Sep 24 to Sep 25
Tuesday and Wednesday 6:15pm only!

Dir. Julie Simone - 2019 - 93m - No Matinees

A multi-award winning festival circuit fave that's a beautful celebration of a place, its people and their music. Fiddlers and pickers pass their uplifting music from one generation to the next keeping Old-Time and Bluegrass alive in the Appalachian Mountains.

Fiddlers and pickers pass their uplifting music from one generation to the next determined to keep Old Time and Bluegrass alive in the Appalachian Mountains.  Filmmaking sisters Julie Simone and Vicki Vlasic returned to their roots to capture these talented musicians. Their positive and inspirational stories will set Fiddlin’ apart from other docs.

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Say Amen, Somebody - newly restored, gorgeous 1982 music classic!

Sep 24 to Sep 25
Tuesday and Wednesday 4pm, 8:15

Dir. George T. Nierenberg - 1982 - 100m

ALSO PLAYING TUESDAY OCTOBER 1 THRU THURSDAY OCTOBER 3 

One of the most acclaimed music documentaries of all time, Say Amen, Somebody is George Nierenberg’s masterpiece — a joyous, funny, deeply emotional celebration of African American culture, featuring the father of Gospel, Thomas A. Dorsey ("Precious Lord, Take My Hand"); its matron, Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith; and earth-shaking performances by the Barrett Sisters and the O'Neal Twins. When it was first released in the early 1980s, the film received an overwhelming critical response, garnering rave reviews around the world.

“One of the most joyful movies I’ve ever seen.”  — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“The film’s mood is never less than marvelously infectious.” — Richard Schickel, Time 

“The music conquers doubt and unhappiness, and when it ends, you feel healed.” — David Denby, New York Magazine

Quoting Willie Mae Ford Smith: “‘I just have a feeling within… You can’t help yourself. It goes between the marrow and the bones. I feel like I could fly’… 

[the film] has the same uplifting effect on its audience.” — Kathleen Carroll, New York Daily News

Unseen in cinemas for nearly thirty years, Say Amen, Somebody has been gorgeously restored to 4K by Milestone with support from the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Academy Film Archive. The new restoration features brilliantly restored Dolby Stereo and 5.1 soundtracks!

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Bauhaus Spirit - 100 Years of Bauhaus

Sep 26
Thursday 7pm only!

Dir. Niels Bolbrinker and Thomas Tielsch - 2019 - 90m - An AIA FREE MOVIE NIGHT! Seating limited so you must get a ticket to ensure seating!

NOTE:  The AIA movie nights are free with a ticket!  Tickets are distributed at our box office on a "First come, First served" basis beginning at 5:00.  Doors open around 6:30pm and the movie will start at 7:00 pm with introductions!

A lively, wide-ranging documentary exploring the history, present and future of the utopian design and architecture school and communal social movement around the world. 

What does a Latin American favela have to do with an old workers’ settlement in Dessau? What is the connection between a Jewish socialist in a rural commune and the children in a school class in Stockholm? All of these stories concern visions and the practical attempts to make them come true.

A radical artistic utopia, which is still having an impact on the world we live in today, was born in a tranquil town in Germany. Founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius, Bauhaus was supposed to unite sculpture, painting, design and architecture into a single combined constructive discipline. It is a synthesis of liberated imagination and stringent structure; cross-medial concepts that embellish and enrich our existence, illumination and clarity, order and playfulness. Bauhaus constituted one of the most significant contributions to everyday 20th-century culture and influential contemporary designs, from Apple to the avant-garde of sustainable and future-oriented architecture, still refer to it today. But Bauhaus was never just an artistic experiment. Confronted with the social conditions of that particular time, as well as the experience of the First World War, the movement concerned itself with the political and social connotations of design from the very outset. Hence, Bauhaus history is not just the history of art, but also the history of an era that stretches from the early 20th century to the modern day.

The film describes the fascinating story of the Bauhaus as the statement, the failure and the renewal of a social utopia. And it tells of artists, scientists and architects today, who, in their examinations of current challenges also relate to the Bauhaus. That way, the story of this unfinished utopian project with its manifold exciting cross-references unfolds before our eyes while always keeping in touch with the questions still topical today: How do we want to live, where do we want to go?

On the occasion of the Bauhaus centennial, the film traces the history of the school from its Weimar era beginnings through its continued impact in architecture, design and sustainable living today.

"At its heart, 'Bauhaus Spirit' proves without question that fun was a core component of the goings-on. We long to have played a part in its birth, existence and influence—or to even contribute now." —Alex De Vore, Santa Fe Reporter

"A comprehensive look at the subject." —Kathleen Sachs, Chicago Reader

"A trip through a century of cultural and societal change." —Sabina Dana Plasse, Blue Door Magazine

"On the occasion of the Bauhaus centennial, the film traces the history of the school from its Weimar era beginnings through its continued impact in architecture, design and sustainable living today.Celebrating the search for connections between architecture, design and society, this is a film about fantasy, utopia and thinking big.” —Jens Balkenborg, EPD Film Magazine

"Makes plain how the vision of the Bauhaus artists still drives cross-disciplinary creative ventures today. 'Bauhaus Spirit''s most profound takeaway is that, while the school was ostensibly about constructing a world... it was always really about the best way to live." —Michael Abetemarco, Santa Fe New Mexican

“One hundred years ago, a radical artistic utopia was born: Bauhaus, one of our century's most influential architectural schools, still sets the pattern for the way we live. The synthesis of free imagination and strict structure, enrichment and simplification, light and clarity transformed Bauhaus to a significant contribution to our lives on a cosmopolitan scale.” —International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)

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David Crosby: Remember My Name

Sep 27 to Sep 30
Friday to Monday 6pm only!

Dir. A.J. Eaton - 2019 - 95m - No Matinees

David Crosby reflects on his life of music stardom, while forging new paths to relevancy at his age of 77 in this deeply personal documentary.

A revealing and deeply personal documentary exploring the life and creative renaissance of music icon David Crosby. A cultural force for over fifty years, Crosby faced uncertain future after the 2015 dissolution of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Racked with health issues and personal obstacles, Crosby forged a new path at the age of 77. Seeking out younger musicians and recording a pair of critically-praised new albums, Crosby now sets out to make a mark in a world now so different from the generation he came to define in the 60’s. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, Crosby shares his often-challenging journey with humor and bite. You thought you knew him. Meet David Crosby now in this portrait of a man still tilting against every windmill, with everything but an easy retirement on his mind. This inspirational story, filled with music, will speak to loyal fans, and legions of new ones.

“AN AFFECTIONATE AND MOVING CHRONICLE OF A STORY WELL WORTH TELLING.” - Steve Pond, THE WRAP

“UNBLINKING” - INDIEWIRE

“HONEST AND INSIGHTFUL” - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“A TERRIFIC MOVIE! A SHAMANISTIC PARABLE OF PLEASURE AND PAIN, BEAUTY AND LOSS.” - Owen Gleiberman, VARIETY

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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Sep 27 to Sep 30
Friday to Monday 3:30, 8:15

Dir. Stanley Nelson - 2019 - 114m

Miles Davis: horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart.

The central theme of Miles Davis's life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. It made him a star. For the people who loved him most, it also made him incredibly difficult to live with. Again and again, in music and in life, Miles broke with convention—and when he thought his work came to represent a new convention, he changed it again. Miles's bold disregard for tradition, his clarity of vision, his relentless drive, and constant thirst for new experiences made him an inspiring collaborator to fellow musicians and a cultural icon to generations of listeners. It made him an innovator in music—from bebop to “cool jazz,” modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock ’n’ roll, and even hip-hop.   

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn.

"Stanley Nelson's superbly crafted documentary taps deep into the mystique of Miles Davis: his sound, stardom, and cult of personality." - Variety

“Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool paints Davis in this light—a moody, tortured artist who had a knack for picking out the best, musicians for his ensembles and pushing the boundaries of jazz and bebop with a groundbreaking, evocative sound.”  - SLUG MAGAZINE

“Stanley Nelson’s essential Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool lays out the complicated personal history and gamechanging musical revolutions of the jazz legend, and admirably tries to cover it all into a two-hour feature.” ROLLING STONE

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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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