Coming Soon

Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy - ENCORES!

Apr 24 to Apr 25
Tuesday and Wednesday 4pm, 6pm, 8pm

Dir. Thomas Riedelsheimer - 2018 - 93m

Sixteen years after the release of the groundbreaking film Rivers and Tides – Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time director Thomas Riedelsheimer has returned to work with the artist. Leaning into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy follows Andy on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art. As Goldsworthy introduces his own body into the work it becomes at the same time even more fragile and personal and also sterner and tougher, incorporating massive machinery and crews on his bigger projects. Riedelsheimer’s exquisite film illuminates Goldsworthy’s mind as it reveals his art.

“A nonfiction-focused director and cinematographer frequently attracted to the intersection between artistic expression, nature, and spirituality (however unarticulated), Riedelsheimer is well-matched to Goldsworthy's methods and interests.”  - Dennis Harvey, Variety

“A lovely snapshot of an artist's mind and eye at work.” - Roger Moore, Movie Nation

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Big Time - Danish architect Bjarke Ingels!

Apr 26
Thursday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Kaspar Astrup Schroder - 2017 - 93m - In English and Danish with English subtitles

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!

Known as one of the world’s most inventive and sought-after architects, named to Time’s list of the World’s 100 Most Influential People, and called “one of architecture’s biggest stars” by the Wall Street Journal, Danish architect Bjarke Ingels is a creative and influential force in modern building design.

BIG TIME follows Bjarke over 5 years as he struggles to finish his biggest project so far. We are let into Bjarke's creative processes as well as the endless compromises that his work entails. And we watch when a health crisis threatens his very success. The film offers an intimate look into the innovative and ambitious Danish architect, whom the entire world is celebrating as a genius.

“[An] elegant documentary …” - Chris Packham, Village Voice

“The work and mind of an architect come thrillingly to life in this smooth, intelligent doc about a certified modern genius.” - David Noh, Film Journal International

“A film for casual lovers of modern architecture and aficionados, both.” - Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail

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Lou Andreas-Salome, The Audacity to be Free

Apr 27 to May 1
Friday to Tuesday 3:30, 8:15

Dir. Cordula Kablitz-Post - 2018 - 113m - Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland - in German, Italian & Russian with English Subtitles

One of the greatest intellectuals of the 20th century, a published novelist, poet, essayist, and the first female psychoanalyst, Lou Andreas-Salomé, recounts her life to a young German scholar. Salolmé‘s ideas on personal freedom and the lifestyle she chose against all conventions spurred genius and passion in others, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Rée, Sigmund Freud and her lover, the poet Rainer Marie Rilke ... 

“An extraordinary film” – Louis Proyect

“A dramatic story of a woman who when pushed by the confines of an unfair system pushes back, and bites.” - Malibu Arts Journal 

“Engaging portrait of a charismatic and brilliant figure.” – Abbey Bender, Village Voice

“Women are once again striving to find their power, while pushing back against a renewed shift toward patriarchal values and legislated limits on reproductive rights. The new film, “Lou Andreas-Salomé, The Audacity to be Free,” could not be better timed.” – Marcia G. Yerman, Daily Kos 

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Mademoiselle Paradis

Apr 27 to May 1
Friday to Tuesday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Barbara Albert - 2017 - 97m - Austria / Germany - In German & French with English subtitles

The true story of Maria Theresia Paradis, a gifted pianist and friend of Mozart, who lost her eye-sight as a child, but regains it through an innovative medical technique. But this miracle comes at a price, and she is forced to choose between an ordinary life in the light or an extraordinary life in the darkness, as a virtuoso.

"Exquisitely crafted! A superb performance from actress Maria Dragus pulls Maria Paradis from the pages of history." -Screen Daily

“The engrossing result feels entirely modern, despite more spectacular, candy-colored ruffles than you can shake a bustle at.” - Guy Lodge, Variety

“An inquisitive, curious and gorgeously accoutered period piece about science, the senses and the position of women in Mozart-era Austria.” - Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

“Director Barbara Albert fashions a remarkable image of blindness and healing, of cruelty and of compassion.” - Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail

“Barbara Albert's Mademoiselle Paradis is a subtle and intelligent film about the historical crisis of female subjectivity and the various men who attempt to control that emerging identity.” - Michael Sicinski, Cinema Scope

"Mademoiselle Paradis" is the fifth film from director Barbara Albert, and for both she and star Maria Dragus, it is a stunning success.” - Christopher Schobert, The Playlist

“An exquisitely crafted period drama telling the true story of blind musician Maria Theresia von Paradis and pioneering physician Dr Franz Mesmer.” - Allan Hunter, Screen International

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Vampire Clay

Apr 27 to Apr 28
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Soichi Umezawa - 2018 - 80m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - $8 Gen / $6 Stu. - Japan - In Japanese with English subtitles

A gory and (intentionally?) hilarious marriage of The Blob, The Thing, and The Evil Dead about a possessed pile of clay terrorizing students at a Japanese art school.

“One of the most gleefully absurd and visually engaging films I've seen this year!” - Jonathan Barkan, Dread Central

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Autism in Love

Apr 28
Saturday 1pm

Dir. Matt Fuller - 2015 - 76m - All Seats $15 for the special fundraiser event!

IN HONOR OF AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH!  A KAYAK NEW MEXICO SPECIAL EVENT & FUNDRAISER!  

Finding love can be hard enough for anyone, but for those with an autism spectrum disorder, the challenges may seem overwhelming. The disorder can jeopardize the core characteristics of a successful relationship — communication and social interaction. Filmed in a highly personal style, Matt Fuller’s Autism in Love offers a warm and stereotype-shattering look at four people as they pursue and manage romantic relationships.

Thirtysomethings Dave and Lindsey have been together for eight years. Both “high functioning” and employed, they met at a conference on autism and, through the years, have learned to cope with each other’s quirks and different ways of communicating. The couple contemplate marriage, despite misgivings.  

Lenny, who lives in Los Angeles with his single mother, constantly struggles to accept that autism will always be part of who he is. The biggest hurdle in his life, the label has made meeting and dating girls seemingly impossible. Frustrated and angry, he spends his time watching sports, playing video games, and just trying to fit in, confiding that he “would rather be a normal man than an autistic person with a million dollars.”

Meanwhile, Stephen’s autism manifests itself in more obvious ways than the others we meet in the film, but even his detached affect and monotone speech are no barrier to love. After 20 years of marriage to Gita, they are faced with the ultimate test of terminal illness. Despite his limited speech and her physical deterioration, their love persists as Stephen supports Gita in her battle with ovarian cancer.  

Autism in Love shows us the wide range of perspectives on the spectrum, as it asks the question, “What happens when children with autism become adults and want to have lives of their own?”

ABOUT KAYAK NEW MEXICO - "An adaptive kayaking non profit organization that provides kayak classes for individuals of all ages with a variety of disabilities ranging from Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebal palsy to name a few. Kayak New Mexico takes people out of wheelchairs and take them places where roads and trails don’t go.  We help people with developmental disabilities learn valuable problem solving, motor planning, social, and communication skills.  We help people fighting cancer overcome fear, while developing physical and emotional strength to continue their battle.  We help Healing Veterans find serenity and purpose in environments where PTSD, anxiety, and depression cannot compete.  Above all, we restore human connection with those most in need."

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The Albu Crazy Film Fest Fundraiser

Apr 29
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. various - 2018 - 90m approx - Only $5 admission!

An OFFSET WEB SERIES and a NM FILM FOUNDATION special event hosted by "G.I." Joe Lonesome - all ticket proceeds and donations go towards the production of this on going local community based comedy webshow called Offset Web Series!

Come sit back relax and enjoy an amazing line up of Local Short Films made by Local Filmmakers!! Then a Q and A session with the Directors and main Actors. 

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Sundance Native Shorts 2018

May 2
Wednesday 5:30, 8pm

Dir. various - 2018 - 63m - FREE BUT SEATING IS LIMITED!

POST SCREENING DISCUSSIONS WITH SUNDANCE NATIVE AMERICAN AND INDIGENOUS PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVES!

Mud (Hasht?'ishnii)- Dir. Shaandiin Tome, Diné - 10m

On her last day, Ruby faces the inescapable remnants of alcoholism, family, and culture.

Shinaab - Dir. Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr., Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians - 8m

A young Anishinaabe man struggles with his place in the inner city of Minneapolis.

Nucca - Dir. Michelle Latimer, Métis/Algonquin - 13m 

The oil boom in North Dakota has brought tens of thousands of new people to the region, and with that has come an influx of drugs, crime, and sex trafficking.

The Violence of A civilization Without Secrets - Dir. Adam Khalil / Zach Khalil (Ojibway) / Jackson Polys (Tlingit) - 10m

An urgent reflection on indigenous sovereignty, the undead violence of museum archives, and postmortem justice through the case of the "Kennewick Man," a prehistoric Paleo-American man whose remains were found in Kennewick, Washington, in 1996.

Jáaji Approx. - Dir. Sky Hopinka, Ho-Chunk/Pechanga - 8m

Against landscapes that the artist and his father traversed, audio of the father in the Ho-Chunk language is transcribed using the International Phonetic Alphabet, which tapers off, narrowing the distance between recorder and recordings, new and traditional, memory and song.

alter-Native - Dir. Billy Luther, Navajo, Hopi and Laguna Pueblo - 17.5m

A year in the life of Native American fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail as she develops her latest collection inspired by her art, activism, and indigenous women.

About Native Program - Sundance Institute's commitment to supporting Native American artists is woven throughout our history. Native American filmmakers have long been involved in the Institute, going back to Larry LittleBird (Taos Pueblo) and Chris SpottedEagle (Houmas Nation) who participated in the first meetings founding Sundance Institute. Following President and Founder Robert Redford's original vision, the Institute has remained committed to supporting the voices of Native American artists.

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#JustAnotherDeadTranswoman - a new short documentary to raise awareness!

May 3
Thursday 5pm, 7pm

Dir. Adriana Avila - 2018 - 60m total - Free but seating is limited

A Transwoman Empowerment Initiative of the Chysalis Beauty Center special presentation event! Post-screening discussion & talk!  ALSO playing May 12 at 1pm!

"Local leaders refused to hold Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham accountable.The purpose of these actions is to directly address the violence and discrimination that trans women of color have endured and continue to endure. Riley has been brave enough to take the opportunity and highlight a past lived experience of wrongful termination that was under supervision of a political state candidate that is currently running for New Mexico governor, Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham. This is only one experience being highlighted out of the multitudes of discrimination cases in the employment industry. The local News reported the findings of the two bodies of missing trans women here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Zakaria Fry and Carrel Ray were reported missing back in early January 2018. These women were found brutally murdered a month later. Albuquerque Police refused to investigate the homicide as a hate crime. #JustAnotherDeadTransWoman is a campaign that is bringing these matters to the forefront in the most honest, graphic, and direct manner in order to generate conversations within political arenas, and produce economic justice in order to protect our communities." - Transwoman Empowerment Initiative of the Chysalis Beauty Center

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Ghost Stories

May 4 to May 5
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman - 2018 - 97m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - $8 General / $6 Students

Experience three spine-tingling tales of terror to haunt your dreams. A debunker of all things paranormal, Professor Phillip Goodman (Andy Nyman) has devoted his life to exposing phony psychics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans on his own television show. His skepticism is put to the test, however, when he receives a file of three chilling, inexplicable cases: a night watchman (Paul Whitehouse) haunted by disturbing visions as he patrols an abandoned asylum; an edgy young man (Black Mirror's Alex Lawther) involved in a hellish car accident deep in the woods; and a wealthy former banker (Sherlock's Martin Freeman) visited by the poltergeist spirit of his unborn child. Even scarier: each of the these macabre stories seems to have a sinister connection to Professor Goodman's own life. Will they make a believer of him yet?

“A witty and well-crafted love letter to old-school horror tropes.” - Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

“Its intricacy and its sense of drama make it entertaining and it does a great job of finding eeriness in provincial British settings.” - Edward Porter, Sunday Times (UK)

“Presided over with assurance and some seriously mordant wit” - 

Philip De Semlyen, Time Out

“A stylishly made picture, combining a retro horror feel with a modern sensibility. Ghost Stories is absolutely one of 2018's don't-miss-it horror events.” - Mike McGranaghan Aisle Seat

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Sweet Country

May 4 to May 10
Friday to Thursday 3pm, 8pm

Dir. Warwick Thornton - 2018 - 113m - Australia

Starring Bryan Brown, Sam Neilland and Hamilton Morris!

Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia's Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter war veteran, moves into a neighbouring outpost, the preacher sends Sam and his family to help Harry renovate his cattle yards. But Sam's relationship with the cruel and ill-tempered Harry quickly deteriorates, culminating in a violent shootout in which Sam kills Harry in self-defence. As a result, Sam becomes a wanted criminal for the murder of a white man, and is forced to flee with his wife across the deadly outback, through glorious but harsh desert country. A hunting party led by the local lawman Sergeant Fletcher is formed to track Sam down. But as the true details of the killing start to surface, the community begins to question whether justice is really being served.

“Presented with great style, it's a finely made Australian western that demonstrates the malleability of that most American of genres as well as the impressive gifts of Indigenous filmmaker Warwick Thornton.” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Gorgeously shot and patiently paced, the tension and drama is punctuated by moments of humour and grace, all soundtracked by the sounds of the native environment rather than a traditional cinematic score.” - Steve Newall, Flicks.co.nz

“Thornton retains a sharp control over the movie's ravishing visuals, assembling them with a rhythmic quality that transcends any specific time and place.” - Eric Kohn, indieWire

“A film with fury in its soul, but the execution (no pun) is beautiful, moving, engrossing, measured and surprisingly funny at times.” - Graeme Tuckett, Stuff.co.nz

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The Young Karl Marx

May 4 to May 10
Friday to Thursday 5:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Raoul Peck - 2018 - 118m - French / Germany / Belgium - In German, English & French with English subtitles - No Matinees

FROM THE BRILLIANT DIRECTOR OF I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO!

In the mid-1800s, after decades of the scientific and economic march of the Industrial Revolution has created an age of both new prosperity and new problems,  a 26-year-old writer, researcher and radical named Karl Marx embarks, with his wife Jenny, on the road to exile. In Paris in 1844 they meet young Friedrich Engels, the well-to-do son of a factory owner whose studies and research has exposed the poor wages and worse conditions of the new English working class who operate looms, printing presses and other engines of industry that enrich their owners while punishing laborers. The smooth and sophisticated – but equally revolutionary and radical – Engels brings his research, help and resources to provide Marx with the missing piece to the puzzle that composes his new vision of the world. Together, between censorship and police raids, riots and political upheavals, they will preside over the birth of the labor movement turning far-flung and unorganized idealists and dreamers into a united force with a common goal. The organizations they create and ideas they put forward will grow into the most complete philosophical and political transformation of the world since the Renaissance – started, against all expectations, by two brilliant, insolent and sharp-witted young men whose writings, works and ideas were embraced by revolutionaries even as they were corrupted by dictators. As director Raoul Peck himself puts it, “Before they’d even reached the age of thirty, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels had undoubtedly started to change the world – for better or worse …”

“Both intellectually serious and engagingly free-spirited.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Peck ... does a marvelous, meticulous job recreating the period look and feel of various European cities of the mid-1800s.” - Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail

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It's Criminal - a Tale of Prison and Privilege

May 5
Saturday 1pm

Dir. Signe Taylor - 2017 - 80m - All seats just $5 for this special screening!

POST-SCREENING DISCUSSION!

Poignant and personal, the 80-minute feature documentary shares the life-changing journeys of incarcerated women and Dartmouth College students working together to write and perform an original play that explores the often painful and troubled paths that landed the women behind bars and also shares some of their fragile visions for the future. 

It's a transformational movie that delves into privilege, poverty, addiction, abuse and injustice and asks viewers to think about who is imprisoned and why. In addition to exploring disparities, It's Criminal also captures how the students and prisoners struggle and ultimately succeed in overcoming their fears and prejudices to form hard won bonds of friendship, showing that empathy is a powerful force that can help bridge the divide.

"A moving and arresting portrait... gorgeously shot, in cinema verite style" Susan B. Apel, ArtfulEdge

"What could better illustrate the disparity between the privileged rich and the disenfranchised poor than a meeting between Dartmouth College undergraduates and prison inmates?...The results are life-changing." Peter Keough, The Boston Globe 

"It's Criminal...asks us... to confront uncomfortable truths around the issues of privilege, poverty and injustice." Deborah Becker, Radio Boston on WBUR 

"Delves deeply into the profound inequities in the criminal justice system..."    Nicola Smith, Valley News

"Deeply moving... Keep your handkerchiefs handy." - Don Schwartz, CineSource Magazine

"Viewers will... walk away motivated and hopeful to change the inequalities in the justice system."  Lifestyle Section of the Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel

"The film will spur viewers to think, "If I were in similar conditions, I might well end up in jail too. So how would I like to be received when I come out?" - Paul Cuno-Booth, Keene Sentinel

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Radiance of Resistance

May 6
Sunday 1pm

Dir. Jesse Roberts - 2017 - 59m

A JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE - ALBUQUERQUE SPECIAL EVENT!

Winner of Best Documentary at Respect Human Rights Festival in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Radiance of Résistance tells the story of Palestinians Janna Ayyad 9 years old, and Ahed Tamimi 14 years old who have become global ambassadors for human rights.  Janna and Ahed have gained international recognition for their creative resistance. Janna has been dubbed by The Guardian as the youngest journalist in Palestine. In 2012, Turkish President Erdogan awarded Ahed the 'Hanzala Courage Award' NBC News Press said: “West Bank Teen Ahed Tamimi Becomes Poster Child for Palestinian Plight”  

The film includes grass roots footage from local Palestinian journalist Bilal Tamimi.  Award winning Filmmakers Jesse Roberts (PUSH Tunisia) and Jesse Locke (AMZ Productions) journeyed to the region multiple times over the course of a year to capture the story.   It's also an intimate look at their everyday lives and their importance as part of the new generation of Palestinian non-violent resistance. “Nabi Saleh images illustrate changing asymmetry of Israeli-Palestinian conflict” – The Guardian.

In recent weeks, Ahed Tamimi (now 16,) was arrested by Israel and has been held in a military detention center. Her arrest has prompted international protests and news coverage

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Measure of a Man

May 11 to May 17
Friday to Thursday 5:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Jim Loach - 2018 - 100m - No Matinees

Starring Luke Wilson, Judy Greer Sam Keeley and Donald Sutherland!

During the summer of 1976, fourteen-year-old Bobby Marks (Blake Cooper), insecure and overweight, must endure another tortuous family vacation at Rumson Lake.  His summer job, tending to the palatial estate of the reclusive, enigmatic and overly demanding Dr. Kahn (Donald Sutherland) is backbreaking. His parents (Judy Greer & Luke Wilson) appear on the verge of divorce; his sister Michelle (Liana Liberato) is forcing him to help conceal her clandestine rendezvous with the local pretty boy; and his best friend and kindred spirit Joanie (Danielle Rose Russell) is leaving for a month and won’t tell him why. On top of that, a crazy townie has focused his hatred of the rich “summer people” exclusively on Bobby. Over the course of this emotional rollercoaster of a summer, secrets are revealed, lessons are learned and Bobby comes to understand who he is and what makes up the true measure of a man.

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Nacho Libre - in celebration of Cinco De Mayo!

May 11
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jared Hess - 2006 - 92m - New Mexico Magazine Special! All Seats $11

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW BY CLICKING HERE!  

*A dollar of the proceeds to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of New Mexico/El Paso!

New Mexico Entertainment is excited to present the comedy Nacho Libre starring Jack Black, Ana de la Reguera, and Héctor Jiménez. 

Jack Black is at his comic best as Ignacio, a disrespected cook at a Mexican monastery that can barely afford to feed the orphans who live there.  Inspired by a local wrestling hero, he decides to moonlight as the not-so-famous Luchador "Nacho Libre" to earn money for the monastery -- not to mention the admiration of beautiful nun Sister Encarnacion.

“A sweet, offbeat movie about caring for others.” - Jane Boursaw, Common Sense Media

“Nacho Libre strikes a delicate balance of whimsy and absurdity that may surprise auds primed to expect wall-to-wall slapstick.” - Joe Leydon, Variety

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The Doctor from India

May 11 to May 17
Friday 3:45pm only / Saturday to Thursday 3:45, 8pm

Dir. Jeremy Frindel - 2018 - 89m - In English and Marathi with English subtitles

NOTE:  The 8pm screening on May 11 with Dr. Vasant Lad and the documentary's director Jeremy Frindel is SOLD OUT!  HOWEVER - They will be at the great CCA in Santa Fe on Saturday May 12 at 7:30pm and advance tickets for that show are available now by clicking here!

Directed by Jeremy Frindel (One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das), THE DOCTOR FROM INDIA is the fascinating story of one man’s mission to bring the ancient healthcare system of wellness called Ayurveda from India to the West in the late 1970s. In this meditative, immersive portrait, with interviewees including Ayurvedic practitioner Deepak Chopra, Frindel documents the life and work of Dr. Vasant Lad who, fulfilling his destiny as foretold by his family guru became a holistic health pioneer, helping to bring Ayurveda, which was almost unknown when he first arrived in the west, to become one of the most prominent alternative health systems in the world today. 

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Lowlife

May 18 to May 19
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm

Dir. Ryan Prows - 2018 - 97m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - $8 Gen / $6 Stu.

What happens when you throw together a fallen Mexican wrestler with serious rage issues, a just-out-of-prison ex-con with a regrettable face tattoo, and a recovering junkie motel owner in search of a kidney? That’s the premise of the berserk, blood-spattered, and wickedly entertaining feature debut from Ryan Prows. Set amidst the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, Lowlife zigzags back and forth in time as it charts how fate—and a ruthless crime boss—connects three down-and-out reprobates mixed up in an organ harvesting scheme that goes from bad to worse to off-the-rails insane. Careening from savagely funny to just plain savage to unexpectedly heartfelt, this audacious thriller serves up nonstop adrenaline alongside hard-hitting commentary about the state of contemporary America

“Nicely calibrates a twisty course between straight crime melodrama and black comedy, one that has cult-following potential among adventurous genre fans.” - Dennis Harvey, Variety

“One of those exciting feature debuts that announces the arrival of a filmmaker who instantly has your attention.” - Haleigh Foutch, Collider

“A movie with the sole purpose of an adrenalin rush, designed to strap you to your seat, entertain you, and spit you back into reality, exhausted but satisfied.” - Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

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The Death of Stalin

May 18 to May 21
Friday to Monday 3:15, 8pm

Dir. Armando Iannucci - 2018 - 107m - UK

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.

“It's a gamble that pays off handsomely-this is far and away the funniest film of the year so far.” - Stephen Silver, Splice Today

”It's often raucously hilarious, neatly crafted, sometimes visually striking, packed with excellent performances and abrasively profane dialogue. Most significant of all, it's true.” - Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

”Should please moviegoers who appreciate humor that's significantly more sophisticated than we've become accustomed to encountering on the big screen these days.” - Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Zama

May 18 to May 21
Friday to Monday 5:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Lucrecia Martel - 2018 - 115m - Argentina / Brazil / Spain / France / Netherlands / Mexico / Portugal / USA in Spanish with English subtitles - No Matinees

Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.

“Beautiful, hypnotic, mysterious and elliptical” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Fascinating, beautifully shot and acted, and packed with witty satire.” - Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall

“A smart film, historically-minded, literary in the most cinematic possible way.” - Tim Brayton, Alternate Ending

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Charlie Vs. Goliath

May 20
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Reed Lindsay - 2017 - 80m - Only a $7 Suggested Donation!

50% of the proceeds after expenses go to the ALBUQUERQUE CENTER OF PEACE & JUSTICE!

A feature-length documentary about an ordinary man’s extraordinary struggle to shake up the political establishment. It would be hard to find a more unlikely candidate than Charlie Hardy, a 75-year-old penniless former Catholic priest who spent nearly a decade serving the poor while living in a cardboard shack in a Venezuelan slum. In 2011, Charlie returns to his hometown of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and is shocked to see poverty, hunger and homelessness.

After being snubbed by his congressional representatives, Charlie decides to run for office himself in 2014 and manages to win the Democratic Party’s nomination for the US Senate. His Republican opponent has a $3 million war chest, and Charlie’s advisors urge him to focus his efforts on fundraising. Instead, Charlie rejects money from special interests and makes campaign finance reform a key part of his platform. The election is considered the most lopsided in the country and his friends say he is “tilting at windmills.” But Charlie is convinced he will triumph even with all the cards stacked against him. A 21st century Don Quixote, Charlie galvanizes a ragged band of young volunteers determined to make waves in Wyoming’s elections, and in so doing set a precedent for the rest of the country. 

The film provides an intimate portrayal of this resolute and uniquely charismatic septuagenarian while revealing an inside look at a campaign fueled by hope rather than money. Challenging the belief that our political process is fair and democratic, Charlie vs Goliath explores the question of how an honest and sincere person without money can make a difference running for higher office, and more broadly, whether, in the spirit of Don Quixote, it is worth fighting an unbeatable foe and dreaming an impossible dream.

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Lives Well Lived - ENCORES!

May 22 to May 24
Tuesday to Thursday 4pm, 5:45

Dir. Sky Bergman - 2018 - 72m

ALSO PLAYING TUESDAY JUNE 19 TO THURSDAY JUNE 21 AT SAME SHOW TIMES !

A celebration of the incredible wit, wisdom and experiences of adults aged 75 to 100.   Through their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories encompassing over 3000 years of experience, forty people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. These men and women open the vault on their journey into old age through family histories, personal triumph and tragedies, loves and losses – seeing the best and worst of humanity along the way. Their stories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you.

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Mrs. Hyde

May 22 to May 24
Tuesday to Thursday 7:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Serge Bozon - 2018 - 92m - France - In French with English subtitles - No matinees

ALSO PLAYING TUESDAY JUNE 19 TO THURSDAY JUNE 21 AT SAME SHOW TIMES!

Mrs. Géquil (a great Isabelle Huppert!) is an eccentric teacher despised by her colleagues and students. On a stormy night, she is struck by lightening and faints. When she wakes up, she feels decidedly different… Now will Mrs. Géquil be able to keep the powerful and dangerous Mrs. Hyde contained?

”In the dual roles inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's classic monster tale, Huppert is superb.” - Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com

“Eccentric and occasionally hilarious, this is yet another uniquely Bozonian creation …” - Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

“In addition to often being quite funny, Serge Bozon's fifth feature and second consecutive Isabelle Huppert vehicle is an exemplary film about pedagogy…” - Blake Williams, Cinema Scope

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Let the Sunshine In

May 25 to May 31
Friday to Thursday 3:45, 8:15

Dir. Claire Denis - 2018 - 96m - French - In French with English subtitles

Starring Juliette Binoche, Gerard Depardieu, Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Katerine & Josiane Balasko!

Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance in the deliciously witty, sensuously romantic new film from acclaimed director Claire Denis (White Material). Isabelle (Binoche) is a divorced Parisian painter searching for another shot at love, but refusing to settle for the parade of all-too-flawed men who drift in and out of her life. There’s a caddish banker (Xavier Beauvois) who, like many of her lovers, happens to be married; a handsome actor (Nicolas Duvauchelle) who’s working through his own hang-ups; and a sensitive fellow artist (Alex Descas) who’s skittish about commitment. What reads like a standard romantic comedy premise is transformed, in the hands of master filmmaker Denis, into something altogether deeper, more poignant, and perceptive about the profound mysteries of love.

“A good bit of fun scrambling about in the darkness.” - David Ehrlich, indieWire

“Binoche, like her compatriot Isabelle Huppert, is an actress so adept at serenely conducting inner turmoil that we risk taking their range of notes and tones for granted. Even by her standards, however, this is complex, quietly symphonic work …” - Guy Lodge, Variety

“The film slowly but surely works its charms, painting a rich, emotionally complex portrait of a woman who, like Denis herself, will not let herself be boxed in.” - Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

“Scintillating and complex, boasting a career-best performance from Juliette Binoche.” - Adam Nayman, Little White Lies

“Claire Denis' most conventionally entertaining film is a delight. And it's yet another reminder Juliette Binoche is an international treasure who should be cherished.” - Ian Freer, Empire Magazine

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RBG - the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary!

May 25 to May 31
Friday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Betsy West and Julie Cohen - 2018 - 97m - No Matinees

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

“A chronology of Ginsberg's subsequent victories shows how patiently and shrewdly she worked to establish the existence and pernicious effects of sex discrimination.” - J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader

“This spry celebration reveals that the real Ginsburg is neither beast nor badass, but an even-tempered, soft-spoken mediator-not typically the traits that inspire rousing high-fives.” - Amy Nicholson, Variety

“It's the insights into [Ginsburg's] personal life that feel the most vital, moving "RBG" beyond the kind of information you could read on a Wikipedia page (as ably and entertainingly rendered as they may be on the big screen).” - Kate Erbland, indieWire

“A documentary that, like its subject, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is eminently sober, well-mannered, highly intelligent, scrupulous and just a teeny-weeny bit reassuringly dull.” - Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter

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Alivestock

May 26
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Antonio Marquez - 2018 - 45m total - Only $5 - Cast & Crew in person for Q&A

Presented by Junkyard Night Productions!

A brand new short film starring Ama Zathura, Justin Reichert and Dominic Martinez!  Consuela, a young Mexican woman, must fight for her life and freedom as murderous cowboys attempt to sell her like livestock in this locally produced neo-western short.

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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Jun 1
Friday 10pm screening with preshow

Dir. Stephan Elliott - 1994 - 104m - A Pride & Equality / New Mexico Magazine Special!

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DOUBLE FEATURED WITH THE BIRDCAGE!!  TWO MOVIES FOR ONLY ONE PRICE!

9:30pm TICKET BOOTH & DOORS OPEN / 10pm PRESHOW BEGINS WITH PERFORMANCES & GIVEAWAYS / 10:30PM MOVIE BEGINS!

"For the first time, Pride & Equality Magazine and New Mexico Entertainment Magazine bring you a double-hitter for Pride! That's right, you spoke and we listened. For Pride 2018 we are excited to present a double feature of The Birdcage and Priscilla Queen Of The Desert at The Guild Cinema. Hosted by Hasani Olujimi with live drag performances including diva extraordinaire, Jacquêsán Taylor Stratton, and giveaways through the evening. THIS IS AN ALL-AGES EVENT!"

This Academy Award-winning feel-good comedy won the hearts of moviegoers partly for it's lavish costumes and devotion to ABBA but mostly for the great performances of three drag artists who are on the road trip of a lifetime. Starring: Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce.

“In this roaringly comic and powerfully affecting road movie, Terence Stamp gives one of the year's best performances.” - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“Funny, extravangantly silly, and surprisingly poignant.” - Randy Shulman

Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

“Both an unalloyed delight and a surprisingly human, moving film.” - Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

“The casting of the film was a stroke of genius.” - Michael W. Phillips, Jr. Goatdog's Movies

“Refreshing and fun.” - Blake Davis, KFOR Channel 4 News

“You'll never look at The Matrix the same way again.” - Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium

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The Birdcage

Jun 1
Friday 7:30pm screening with preshow

Dir. Mike Nichols - 1996 - 117m - A Pride & Equality / New Mexico Magazine Special!

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DOUBLE FEATURED WITH THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT!!  TWO MOVIES FOR ONLY ONE PRICE!

TICKETS ON SALE AT 6:30pm / DOORS OPEN AT 7PM WITH PRESHOW PERFORMANCES & GIVEAWAYS / 7:30pm MOVIE BEGINS!

"For the first time, Pride & Equality Magazine and New Mexico Entertainment Magazine bring you a double-hitter for Pride! That's right, you spoke and we listened. For Pride 2018 we are excited to present a double feature of The Birdcage and Priscilla Queen Of The Desert at The Guild Cinema. Hosted by Hasani Olujimi with live drag performances including diva extraordinaire, Jacquêsán Taylor Stratton, and giveaways through the evening. THIS IS AN ALL-AGES EVENT!"

The great improvisational comedy team of Mike Nichols and Elaine May reunited to (respectively) direct and write this update of the French comedy La Cage Aux Folles. Robin Williams stars as a gay Miami nightclub owner who is forced to play it straight and ask his drag-queen partner (Nathan Lane) to hide out when Williams's son invites his prospective--and highly conservative--in-laws and fiancée to a meet-and-greet dinner party. Gene Hackman and Dianne Wiest play the straight-laced senator and his wife, and Calista Flockhart (from television's Ally McBeal) plays their daughter in a culture-clash with outrageous consequences. May's witty screenplay incorporates some pointed observations about the political landscape of the 1990s and takes a sensitive approach to the comedy's underlying drama. Topping off the action is Hank Azaria in a scene-stealing role as Williams's and Lane's flamboyant housekeeper, "Agador Spartacus.”

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Anything

Jun 2 to Jun 5
Saturday to Tuesday 4:30, 6:30

Dir. Timothy McNeil - 2018 - 93m

A new romantic drama starring John Carroll Lynch and Matt Bomer - a widowed man (Lynch) moves to LA to be closer to his sister (Maura Tierney), and begins an unexpected romance with his trans neighbor (Bomer). A touching drama with strong performances, ANYTHING tells a universal love story about two societal outcasts finding each other, resulting in a romantic film that is tender and mindful.

"A touching, tentative love story... Anything sneaks up on you with sharp stabs of humor and surprising depth of feeling." - The Hollywood Reporter

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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Jun 2 to Jun 5
Saturday to Tuesday 8:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Sophie Fiennes - 2018 - 118m - No matinees

This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic. A larger-than-life entertainer, an androgynous glam-pop diva, an unpredictable media presence – Grace Jones is all these things and more. Sophie Fiennes’s documentary goes beyond the traditional music biography, offering a portrait as stylish and unconventional as its subject. Taking us home with her to Jamaica, into the studio with long-time collaborators Sly & Robbie, and backstage at gigs around the world, the film reveals Jones as lover, daughter, mother, and businesswoman. But the stage is the fixed point to which the film returns, with eye-popping performances of "Slave to the Rhythm," “Pull Up to the Bumper,” "Love is the Drug," and more. Jones herself has said watching the film “will be like seeing me almost naked” and, indeed, Fiennes’s treatment is every bit as definition-defying as its subject, untamed by either age or life itself.

"Brilliantly and beautifully engaged in the present. A sparkling example of how to document our icons. Allows us to appreciate the reality of the artist in her most candid moments, in her own words, which is way more interesting than what we’d find in yet another standard biopic." – Daisy Jones, VICE

“Pure energy, fierce, and empowering. If you want a rock-n- roll, sexy, feel good, empowering film, pull up to the theater in your most audacious outfit and get ready for the Grace Jones experience.” – The Huffington Post

"A celebration of art and life. Jones herself has promised the film 'will be like seeing me almost naked.'" – Michael-Oliver Harding, Interview Magazine

"A sumptuous sensory treat." – Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

"Transfixing. A joyous affair." – Steve Pond, The Wrap

"A true testament to the power of style." – Caitlin Agnew, The Globe and Mail

"The film feels as epic as the artist herself. A mix of concert doc and intimate verité, Fiennes has crafted a film that feels like Stop Making Sense via Frederick Wiseman. As an intimate look at Jones the film succeeds, as a powerful testament to her talent the film soars." – Jason Gorber, BirthMoviesDeath

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The Making of A King

Jun 2
Saturday 1pm

Dir. Nicole Miyahara - 2018 - 60m total - FREE BUT SEATING IS LIMITED!

A TRANSGENDER RESOURCE CENTER OF NEW MEXICO SPECIAL PRESENTATION!  POST-SCREENING DISCUSSION WITH A PANEL!

Lesser known than their more popular counterparts, DRAG KINGS are biologically female and transgender performance artists who dress in male costume and perform masculinity. This documentary explores the experiences and challenges of drag kings in the city of Los Angeles. Where queens traditionally rule the stage, these kings challenge the pervasive idea that they can reign just as fierce!

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ALBUQUERQUE FILM & MUSIC EXPERIENCE 2018

Jun 6
Wednesday

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018

3:00PM – 4:45PM

Battlefield: Home - Breaking the Silence

Documentary Feature, 1 hour, 8 minutes, USA, 2016 / Directed by Anita Sugimura Holsapple

In an effort to unravel her own journey of dealing with PTSD and the aftermath of war, a Vietnam era military child speaks with multi-generational family members and exposes the unflinching impact of war, and the failing systems that continue the legacy of trauma from generation to generation. Filmed over a 9-year period, the documentary unexpectedly becomes a pilgrimage of forgiveness and understanding from a daughter to her dad.  Buy Tickets


5:30PM – 7:30PM – NARRATIVE SHORT COMEDIES

Lady Lillian

The Dinner Scene

Hole Punch

Match

House Rules

Rendez-vous with God

Dad Band

Sam Did It

 

8:00PM – 10:00PM

Leecher (screening with Hollow Body)

Narrative Short, 13 minutes, USA, 2017, Directed by Yonatan Weinstein

Dr. Adam Leecher, an ambitious research scientist, has developed a vaccine for an evolving parasite that affects women only. He believes so blindly in the efficacy of his treatment that, even when denied permission to proceed with human trials, Adam won't give up until he can take it to the next level.

Hollow Body (starring David Arquette, Luke Wilson, Allie Gonino)

Narrative Feature, 1 hour, 31 minutes, USA, 2017, Directed by Alex Keledjian

A struggling rock singer gets struck by lightning and is re-born with the power to give electrifying performances.  The fame she craved comes at a terrible price in this stylish supernatural-thriller that combines the authenticity of a musical drama like Almost Famous with the surreal fantasy horror of Suspiria or Neon Demon.  

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ALBUQUERQUE FILM & MUSIC EXPERIENCE 2018

Jun 7
Thursday

2018

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THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018

3:00PM – 5:00PM

Blind Audition (screening with Circular Resonance)

Narrative Short, 17 minutes, 28 seconds, Germany, 2017, Directed by Andreas Kessler

Violinists Ari and Ron are a couple. As they both get the invitation from an orchestra to audition for a solo part, they become direct competitors. Their mutual trust is put to the test when Ron gets a tempting offer from the conductor of the orchestra.

Circular Resonance

Documentary Feature, 1 hour, 1 minute, USA, 2017, Directed by Brandon Katcher

Join renowned Didgeridoo-maker, Noah Frisch, as he travels the world with a self-made instrument strapped to his back. Embark on a journey to explore the connections between cultures, utilizing a truly universal language - music.

 

5:30PM – 7:30PM

Mount Liptak (playing with Arkabutla, Ashes)

Narrative Short, 15 minutes, USA, 2018, Directed by Ryan Allsop

In order to provide for his family after his Father was murdered a young boy lies about his age to enlist in the Navy.

Arkabutla

Narrative Short, 14 minute, USA, 2016, Directed by Katori Hall

Ashes

Narrative Feature, 1 hour, 11 min, Canada, 2017, Directed by Dan Slater

After discovering his parents' final wishes are to have their ashes scattered where they first met, Liam and his closest friends set out to explore the place for themselves as they navigate old memories while creating new ones. 

 

8:00PM – 10:00PM

Death Van (screening with Up to Snuff)

Animation, 6 minutes, 7 seconds, Canada, 2017, Directed by Michael Enzbrunner

In this computer animated short, the fictitious space-rock duo DEATH VAN tours through a miniature world inhabited by surreal creatures that are haunted and terrorized by a menacing and mischievous entity.  

Up to Snuff

Documentary Feature, 1 hour, 20 minutes, USA, 2018, Directed by Mark Maxey

Millions of people have been touched by his music, yet few know the journey, hardships and triumphs of American musician and composer W.G. Snuffy Walden. In UP TO SNUFF, friends and collaborators share personal stories, laughs and insights about this generous soul who overcame the excesses of rock and roll to find success as one of the most beloved composers in television history. Infused with Snuffy’s music throughout, the film features luminaries from television, film and music, including Aaron Sorkin, Martin Sheen, Tom Arnold, Timothy Busfield, Fred Savage, Marshall Herskovitz, Steve Lukather, Chaka Khan and Eric Burdon, and scenes from The West Wing, Wonder Years, and thirtysomething.

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ALBUQUERQUE FILM & MUSIC EXPERIENCE 2018

Jun 8
Friday

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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018

3:00PM – 4:30PM – ANIMATION AND MUSIC VIDEOS

Look Inside

VACANCY

A Drawing

Out in the Sun

KANJO feat. NOVAA - Melody Of Need

El Bodeguero

Love Me feat Leah Leyva

Grow Old

Cheshi/Sentimental

Soma & Lil

 

5:15PM – 7:00PM

Gaelynn Lea - The Songs We Sing

Documentary Short, 10 min, 36 sec, USA, 2017, Directed by Mark Brown

Minnesota violinist and disability rights advocate Gaelynn Lea along with her husband, Paul, travels the upper Midwest on tour, experiencing the ups and downs of the road while hustling hard to make it as a performer and artist.

The Lion

Narrative Feature, 1 hour, 7 minutes, USA, 2017, Directed by Kevin S. Bright

THE LION tells a coming-of-age story about love, loss, loyalty and the redemptive power of music. A son seeks his father’s love and goes on a deeply personal journey to become his own man. Writer/performer Benjamin Scheuer plays and sings the incredible story of his family and his close call with mortality, all while supported by a cast of 6 guitars. Some stories have to be sung.

 

7:30PM – 9:30PM

One Bedroom

Narrative Feature, 1 hour, 23 min, USA, 2018, Directed by Darien Sills-Evans

Breaking up is easy.  Moving out is hard. After five years of ups and downs, an African American 30-something couple in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood spends their final afternoon together arguing and remember better days, as one of them moves out and hopefully on with her life. 

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Purple Rain - a tribute to Prince's 60th Birthday!

Jun 8
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Albert Magnoli - 1984 - 112m - A New Mexico Entertainment Special - all seats $10

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"Join New Mexico Entertainment Magazine as we celebrate the genius of Prince on what would have been his 60th birthday the day after our event The Diamond Celebration: NME's Prince Tribute Concert with a screening of his Academy Award-winning movie, Purple Rain."

Prince, "the most exciting star in pop music today" (Newsweek), makes his film debut in this critically acclaimed box office smash featuring a Grammy and Academy Award-winning soundtrack that sold over 13,000,000 copies. The soundtrack of "flawless combination of funk, R&B, pop, metal, and even psychedelic that defined the 80s" was even named the greatest in film by Vanity Fair! Set against the subculture of the thriving Minneapolis music scene, it's a well told story about a struggling musician dealing with his hatred for his abusive father and his love for a beautiful singer/dancer ('80s pop star Apollonia).

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ALBUQUERQUE FILM & MUSIC EXPERIENCE 2018

Jun 9
Saturday

2018

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SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018

4:00PM – 6:00PM

Before Breakfast

Narrative Short, 12 min, 36 sec, USA, 2010, Directed by Paul A. Levin

Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, two of the most revered screen legends of all time, spun in the same Hollywood and New York orbits simultaneously. But they've never been on the same screen. Until now. 

Sinatra in Palm Springs - The Place He Called Home

Documentary Feature, 1 hour, 32 minutes, USA, 2018, Directed by Leo Zahn

Sinatra in Palm Springs – The Place He Called Home”, a documentary film by Leo Zahn, explores Frank Sinatra’s deep attachment to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, his primary home for almost 50 years. The film captures the spirit of the Sinatra era and pays tribute to the unique lifestyle of Sinatra’s Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. Featuring interviews with Barbara Sinatra, Mel Haber, Tom Dreesen, Nelda Linsk, Bruce Fessier, Trini Lopez, Michael Fletcher  and many others who knew and lived and played with Frank Sinatra.

 

6:30PM – 9:00PM

Return Safely

Narrative Short, 12 min, 36 sec, Iceland, 2017, Directed by Eric Burleson

Already too late to turn back, a young Traveler must complete her quest in returning a mysterious object, while battling the dangers of the landscape and predators. 

La Higuera de los Bastardos (The Bastard’s Fig Tree)

Narrative Feature, 1 hour, 43 min, Spain, 2017, Directed by Ana Murugarran

Near the end of the Spanish War, a “trigger happy” fascist soldier turns into a strange hermit. He gets caught up in the care of a fig tree after the look in a ten year old child’s eyes, son of one of his victims, awakes in him the certainty that the kid will kill him as soon as he reaches sixteen years of age.

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Limelight

Jun 9 to Jun 10
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Charlie Chaplin - 1952 - 137m - All seats just $5

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB SPECIAL CO-PRESENTATION!

Charlie Chaplin’s masterful drama about the twilight of a former vaudeville star is among the writer-director’s most touching films. Chaplin plays Calvero, a once beloved musical-comedy performer, now a washed-up alcoholic who lives in a small London flat. A glimmer of hope arrives when he meets a beautiful but melancholy ballerina (Claire Bloom) who lives downstairs. An elegant mix of the comic and the tragic, this poignant movie also features Buster Keaton in an extended cameo, marking the only time the two silent comedy icons appeared in a film together. Made at a time when Chaplin was under attack by the American press and far right, Limelight was scarcely distributed in the United States upon its initial release, but it is now considered one of his essential and most personal works.

“Neither comedy nor tragedy altogether, it is a brilliant weaving of comic and tragic strands, eloquent, tearful and beguiling with supreme virtuosity.” - Bosley Crowther, New York Times

“What comes through most clearly in Limelight, however, is that Chaplin had come to terms with his life.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Departing from most forms of Hollywood stereotype, the film has a flavor all its own in the sincere quality of the story anent the onetime great vaudemime and his rescue of a femme ballet student.” - Variety

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That Summer - the prequel to Grey Gardens' Beale ladies!

Jun 10 to Jun 14
Sunday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Goran Hugo Olsson - 2018 - 82m - Denmark, Sweden, U.S. - No Matinees

Welcome to Grey Gardens…as you’ve never seen it before. Three years before the Maysles’ landmark documentary introduced the world to Edith and Edie Beale—the unforgettable mother-daughter (and Jackie O. relatives) living in a decaying dream world on Long Island—renowned photographer Peter Beard chronicled life at their crumbling estate during one summer in 1972. For the first time ever, director Göran Olsson (The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975) assembles this long-lost footage—featuring glimpses of luminaries like Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, and Truman Capote—into a one-of-a-kind family portrait bursting with the loving squabbles, quotable bon mots, and impromptu musical numbers that would make Big and Little Edie beloved cultural icons.

"Fascinating" - Guy Lodge, Variety

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The Swan

Jun 10 to Jun 14
Sunday to Thursday 4pm, 8pm

Dir. Asa Helga Hjorleifsdottir - 2017 - 91m - Iceland - In Icelandic with English subtitles

In this unique coming of age story from contemporary Iceland, a wayward 9-year old girl, Sól, is sent to distant countryside relatives for a summer to work and to mature. Nature seems endless there, the animals soulful but the people harsh. All except the mysterious farmhand Jón, who - as Sól herself - likes words better than people. But the farmers' daughter Ásta has a claim on Jón as well, and soon Sól becomes entangled in a drama she hardly can grasp. This summer marks Sól's rite of passage into the murky waters of adulthood, and the wild nature in us all.

“It's that forceful central performance that really makes The Swan special, together with Martin Neumeyer's atmospheric but never overbearing cinematography, which brings out the light as well as the darkness in the hills.” - Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

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Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc

Jun 15 to Jun 18
Friday to Monday 5:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Bruno Dumont - 2017 - 115m - France - In French with English subtitles - No Matinees

France, 1425. In the midst of the Hundred Years’ War, the young Jeannette, at the still tender age of 8, looks after her sheep in the small village of Domremy.

One day, she tells her friend Hauviette how she cannot bear to see the suffering caused by the English. Madame Gervaise, a nun, tries to reason with the young girl, but Jeannette is ready to take up arms for the salvation of souls and the liberation of the Kingdom of France. Carried by her faith, she will become Joan of Arc.

"(Dumont) once again displays a true mastery of his craft." — The Hollywood Reporter

"[The film] marks an unexpected and near-perfect synthesis of the French iconoclast’s many disparate interests and obsessions."— Cinema Scope

"One of the true UFOs I have encountered in my ten years of Cannes attendance." — Filmmaker

"One can never quite tell with Dumont if he’s deadly serious about all this or laughing up his sleeve." — The Guardian

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Pyewacket

Jun 15 to Jun 16
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Adam MacDonald - 2018 - 88m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - $8 Gen. / $6 Stu.

When you’re dealing with demons, be careful what you wish for… In this ultra-unsettling occult nightmare, teenage Leah (Nicole Muñoz) finds solace from the recent death of her father—and from her strained relationship with her mother (Laurie Holden)—by dabbling in the dark arts. It all seems like harmless fun at first, until a blow out argument leads Leah to do the unthinkable: put a death curse on her mother. No sooner has the girl performed the ritual than she regrets it. But it may be too late, as an evil presence known as Pyewacket begins to make itself known—and threatens to destroy both mother and daughter. Backcountry director Adam MacDonald builds hair-raising tension around what’s both a complex mother-daughter tale and a frightening fable about our darkest desires.

“It's the rare horror film that's actually more effective in psychological terms than in suspense ones.” - Dennis Harvey, Variety

As a psychodrama about a troubled mother and daughter, this movie is gripping from start to finish.” - Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

“Pyewacket is a slow burn chiller that is all the more impressive for its subtlety.” - Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

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The Guardians

Jun 15 to Jun 18
Friday to Monday 7:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Xavier Beauvois - 2018 - 135m - France - In French with English subtitles - No Matinees

An affecting human drama of love, loss, and resilience unfolds against the backdrop of World War I. The women of the Paridier farm, under the deft hand of Hortense, the family's matriarch (Nathalie Baye,) must grapple with the workload while the men, including two sons, are off at the front. Hortense reluctantly brings on an outsider, the hard-scrabble teenage orphan, Francine (Iris Bry), to help her daughter Solange (Laura Smet). New tools allow the women to triumph over the land, newfound independence is acquired, yet emotions are stirred especially when the men return from the front on short leaves. Acclaimed filmmaker Xavier Beauvois (Of Gods and Men) revels in the mysteries and beauties of the French countryside, here unravaged by war, with painterly images bathed in natural light, yet keeps his focus on the intricate drama that plays out against the upheaval of the Great War. 

“With narrative restraint and a lapidary visual style, Mr. Beauvois opens up this isolated world with stirring emotional force.” - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“A serious-minded and...rather powerful portrait of women getting by in a world where all the men are either gone or gone mad.” - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

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Falling Down

Jun 16
Saturday 1pm

Dir. Joel Schumacher - 1993 - 112m - A BALLS OUT ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL! - No matinees

The adventures of an ordinary man at war with the everyday world.

Freeways are clogged. Terror stalks our cities. At shops and restaurants, the customer is seldom right. Pressures of big-city life can anger anyone. But Bill Foster is more than angry. He’s out to get even. Foster abandons his gridlocked car license plate D-FENS on the hottest day of the year and walks straight into an urban nightmare both absurdly funny and shatteringly violent. Academy Award winner Michael Douglas is Foster, an ordinary guy at war with the frustrations of daily life. Fellow Oscar winner Robert Duvall is the savvy cop obsessed with stopping Fosters citywide rampage. This spellbinding thriller is their story, asking “Are we falling apart?”

Considered a controversial cult classic soon after its release in 1993, Falling Down (starring Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, and Barbara Hershey) was a cultural touchstone featured on the cover of Newsweek. Kirk Douglas called Falling Down his son Michael’s best work. 

The film will be introduced by film critic, author, and filmmaker Benjamin Radford. Falling Down memorabilia will also be on display.

“It turns one man's slide toward madness into a wickedly mischievous, entertaining suspense thriller.” - Caryn James, New York Times

“Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, and certainly unnerving.” - Time Out

“What makes this an innovative film is Joel Schumacher's bold eschewing of the good-guy-verses-bad-guy Hollywood convention.” - Film4

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Lives Well Lived - FINAL ENCORES!

Jun 19 to Jun 21
Tuesday to Thursday 4:00, 5:45

Dir. Sky Bergman - 2018 - 72m

A celebration of the incredible wit, wisdom and experiences of adults aged 75 to 100.   Through their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories encompassing over 3000 years of experience, forty people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. These men and women open the vault on their journey into old age through family histories, personal triumph and tragedies, loves and losses – seeing the best and worst of humanity along the way. Their stories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you.

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Mrs. Hyde - ENCORES!

Jun 19 to Jun 21
Tuesday to Thursday 7:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Serge Bozon - 2018 - 92m - France - In French with English subtitles - No matinees

Mrs. Géquil (a great Isabelle Huppert!) is an eccentric teacher despised by her colleagues and students. On a stormy night, she is struck by lightening and faints. When she wakes up, she feels decidedly different… Now will Mrs. Géquil be able to keep the powerful and dangerous Mrs. Hyde contained?

”In the dual roles inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's classic monster tale, Huppert is superb.” - Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com

“Eccentric and occasionally hilarious, this is yet another uniquely Bozonian creation …” - Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

“In addition to often being quite funny, Serge Bozon's fifth feature and second consecutive Isabelle Huppert vehicle is an exemplary film about pedagogy…” - Blake Williams, Cinema Scope

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Ava

Jun 22 to Jun 25
Friday to Monday 5:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Sadaf Foroughi - 2017 - 103m - Canada, Iran, and Qatar / In Persian with English Subtitles - No Matinees

Based on her own adolescent experiences, Sadaf Foroughi’s Ava is a gripping debut about a young girl’s coming-of-age in a strict, traditional society. Living with her well-to-do parents in Tehran, Ava is a bright and focused teen whose concerns — friendships, music, social status, academic performance — resemble that of nearly any teenager. When Ava’s mistrustful and overprotective mother questions her relationship with a boy — going so far as to visit a gynecologist — Ava is overwhelmed by a newfound rage. Formerly a model student, Ava begins to rebel against the strictures imposed by her parents, her school, and the society at large.

"Unforgettable. [Foroughi] sets the ever-tightening action in sparse but bright interiors that display a remarkable eye for light and composition to create a social drama reminiscent of Asghar Farhadi's tough work." — Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail

"How much of the pain of Sadaf Foroughi’s first feature is the pain of being a teenager, and how much is it being a teenager at a particular place and time? These are the questions raised by Foroughi’s exquisite, unorthodox framings and reframings of her characters, each one posing a separate inquiry." — Jonathan Rosenbaum

"A knock-out feature debut. Foroughi reframes the image of women in Iran in the staggering Ava." — Stephen Saito, Moveable Feast

"Spellbinding. Its eponymous teenage girl is a rollicking blend between Persepolis and The 400 Blows‘ Antoine Doinel. Foroughi’s debut has a universal flair." — Leonardo Goi, The Film Stage

"Unforgettable. [Foroughi] sets the ever-tightening action in sparse but bright interiors that display a remarkable eye for light and composition to create a social drama reminiscent of Asghar Farhadi's tough work." — Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail

"Jabbari gazes back into the camera with the same force and power as Jean-Pierre Léaud’s fourth-wall-breaking glance at the end of The 400 Blows." — Mallory Andrews, Cinema Scope

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Mary Shelley

Jun 22 to Jun 25
Friday to Monday 3:15, 8pm

Dir. Haifaa Al-Mansour - 2018 - 121m - Ireland,Luxembourg, UK

She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley—and the creation of her immortal monster—is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. Raised by a renowned philosopher father (Stephen Dillane) in 18th-century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth). So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy that will transform Mary and fuel the writing of her Gothic masterwork. Imbued with the imaginative spirit of its heroine, Mary Shelley brings to life the world of a trailblazing woman who defied convention and channeled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages.

“A passionate film about a woman's ideas.” - Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

“Offers a romanticized, dark, and racy depiction of Percy Shelley and Mary's scandalous love affair. Fanning and Booth capture the combustible chemistry Percy and Mary must've shared to become historical figures of gothic romance.” - Tiffany Tchobanian, Film Threat

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Drilling Mora County - ENCORE SCREENING!

Jun 23
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. David Luis Leal Cortez - 2017 - 54m - $15 DONATION APPRECIATED

DIRECTOR IN PERSON PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS SPEAKER T.B.A. !  PART OF PROCEEDS TO GO TOWARDS THE DOCUMENTARY'S LEGAL FEES

The documentary covers the Mora County, NM fracking ban, the first county in the United States to do so. Interviews with attorneys, activists, and elected officials. Attorneys like Jeffery Haas, and Thomas Linzey, along with elected officials like John Olivas, activists like Kathleen Dudley and Anita Laran tell the story of what happened there.

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Survivor's Guide To Prison

Jun 24
Sunday 12:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Matthew Cooke - 2018 - 102m - A Saturday Entertainment Special! Only $7 for this event!

Q & A after the screening with 3-5 panelists tba!  Starring: Susan Sarandon, Jesse Williams, Patricia Arquette and many others! 

Today, you're more likely to go to prison in the United States than anywhere else in the world. So in the unfortunate case it should happen to you - this is the Survivors Guide to Prison.

“Survivors Guide to Prison has changed the way I view the American justice system. There's not enough room in any review to account for all of it's essential information. It is a testament to how the 1% rule our world at the expense of everyone else.” - Amyana Bartley, Film Inquiry

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Revolting Rhymes

Jun 26 to Jun 29
Tuesday to Friday 4:30, 6pm

Dir. Jan Lachauer and Jakob Schuh - 2018 - 60m approx

Based on the much-loved children’s book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, Revolting Rhymes takes the classic fairy tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, The Three Little Pigs, Jack & the Beanstalk and Cinderella, then mixes them together and serves them with a mischievous twist.

The first film sees young Snow White and Red Riding Hood become lifelong friends as Snow White takes on the might of the wicked Queen, whilst Red is called home to deal with a pair of hungry wolves – one who’s eaten her grandma and then dressed in her clothes, while the other can’t help himself from eating some unsuspecting pigs. In the second film Jack grows up with his heart set on next-door neighbour Cindy. She has her eye turned by the eligible Prince at the ball, and Jack gets distracted by a giant beanstalk at the bottom of his garden. Will they find true love? Overarching both films, our narrator, a big bad wolf, has all the answers as well as a story of his own to tell.

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The Misandrists

Jun 26 to Jun 29
Tuesday to Friday 8pm ONLY!

Dir. Bruce LaBruce - 2018 - 92m - No Matinees

When an injured male leftist on the run discovers the remote stronghold of the Female Liberation Army -- a radical feminist terrorist group whose mission is to usher in a female world order -- one of the members takes pity on him and hides him in the basement. However, the man in the basement is just one of many secrets threatening to disrupt the FLA’s mission from within. Balancing sharp social commentary and salacious popcorn entertainment, iconic filmmaker Bruce LaBruce has created an experience that’s a blast to watch and just as much fun to dissect afterwards.

"Grade: A. A gift from the queer cinema goddesses." - Indiewire

"A rude delight about a coven of feisty lesbian terrorists, The Misandrists is a cinematic Molotov cocktail mixing screwball comedy, hard-core sex, and radical politics to explosive effect. It’s also a total hoot." - Artforum

"A camp and gloriously crass essay on gender politics, The Misandrists is just a bigot’s worst nightmare." - i-D Magazine/Vice

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Hairspray - 30th Anniversary Special Screenings!

Jun 29 to Jun 30
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY

Dir. John Waters - 1988 - 92m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - $8 Gen. / $6 Stu.

The Turnblads' (Divine, Jerry Stiller) plus-size daughter (Ricki Lake) rocks a segregated TV dance show in 1960s Baltimore.  Funny as heck and a good message to boot, (!) this is the original 1988 one that includes Sonny Bono and Debra Harry as parents of a rival young girl plus Ric Ocasek and Pia Zadora as pot-smoking beatniks.  

"Not only Waters's best movie, but a crossover gesture that expands his appeal without compromising his vision one iota" - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

 

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Routed 66: A TOURING LIVE COMEDY SPECIAL!

Jun 30
Saturday 8pm ONLY!

Dir. Dr. Brian King, Jacci Pillar, Tim Read and Euky - NOW! - 100m approx - All Seats $10

A BlueByrd Comedy Special Presentation!

"A comedic experiment of sorts!   Routed 66 puts one American and two Australians together on a road trip through the heartland of America with the purpose of getting to the heart of healing by laughter. The tour takes us to: Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Victorville, Barstow, Las Vegas, Kingman, Flagstaff, Gallup, NM, Albuquerque, Tucumcari, Amarillo, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Joplin, Springfield (MO), Branson, St Louis, Springfield (IL)Joliet, and ends in Chicago."

Starring Dr. Brian King, Jacci Pillar and Tim Read and Euky!

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The Great Silence - 50th Anniversary restoration!

Jun 30 to Jul 1
Saturday and Sunday 1pm

Dir. Sergio Corbucci - 1968 - 105m - No Matinees

The pinnacle of the spaghetti western canon, DJANGO director Sergio Corbucci’s crowning achievement stars Klaus Kinski (AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD) and Jean-Louis Trintignant (star of Michael Haneke's HAPPY END) as a vicious bounty hunter and a mute gunslinger, who lock horns in the snowy mountains of Utah during the Great Blizzard of 1899.

Inspired by the recent deaths of Che Guevara and Malcolm X, the film is notable for its explicitly radical politics and dark tone, matched by an atypical snowbound setting and beautifully haunting score by Ennio Morricone.

"One of the finest Westerns ever..." - Alex Cox, The New York Times

"Brutal, bleakly beautiful …  one of the most uncompromising and unforgettable finales ever filmed" – Leonard Maltin

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