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A Bullet For The General - SPAGHETTI WESTERNS KEEP A' COMIN' !

Feb 23 to Feb 24
Saturday and Sunday 1pm

Dir. Damiano Damiani - 1967 - 118m - Italian - In Italian with English subtitles - No Matinees

SPECIAL INTRO BY LOCAL FILM HISTORIAN/JOURNALIST JEFF BERG AT THE SUNDAY SHOW!  A BIG THANKS TO ITALIAN FILM FESTIVALS OF NM!

At the height of the Mexican revolution, a mysterious young American (Lou Castel of FIST IN HIS POCKET) joins a gang of marauders led by El Chucho (Gian Maria Volonte of A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS) on a series of savage raids to steal guns for a powerful rebel general. But when the Gringo brings his own cold-blooded ideals to the bandits, El Chucho discovers that the real weapons of war belong to no army. In a land ravaged by poverty and violence, can true freedom be bought with a single bullet?

Klaus Kinski (FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE) and Martine Beswick (THUNDERBALL) co-star in this legendary western directed by Damiano Damiani (AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION) from a powerful screenplay co-written by Oscar-nominee Franco Solinas (THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS, THE BIG GUNDOWN). Also known as QUIEN SABE?, this thrilling epic features some of the most surprising performances, radical politics and shocking violence of any 'Spaghetti Western' ever made.

'One Of The Greatest Spaghetti Westerns Ever Made!' --Spaghetti Cinema

'Ranks Alongside Leone's ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST And Peckinpah's THE WILD BUNCH!' --DVD Drive-In

'A BULLET FOR THE GENERAL Has One Of The Best First 20 Minutes In Film History!' --Movie Feast

“Damiano Damiani directs it like a twenties gangster picture in the sun-baked desert and white-dust hills of the cutthroat west, where life is cheap, loyalty is rare, and rival gangs constantly battle for guns and contraband.” - Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com

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Babes In Toyland- as part of our LAUREL & HARDY double feature!

Feb 25 to Feb 28
Monday to Thursday 3pm, 6:15

Dir. Gus Meins & Charley Rogers - 1934 - 77m - No Matinees

IF YOU LIKE THE NEW "STAN & OLLIE" MOVIE, CHECK OUT THE ORIGINALS IN OUR DOUBLE FEATURE SPECIAL - THAT 2 MOVIES FOR ONLY 1 PRICE - THAT INCLUDES THE FLYING DEUCES!

Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage on Mother Peep's shoe and keep it and Little Bo Peep from the clutches of the evil Barnaby. When that fails, they trick Barnaby into marrying Stanley Dum instead of Bo Peep. Enraged, Barnaby unleashes the bogeymen from their caverns to destroy Toyland.

“The film is an authentic children's entertainment and quite the merriest of its kind that Hollywood has turned loose on the nation's screens in a long time.” - Andre Sennwald, New York Times

“The innocent colour, humour, vibrancy and decent songs here should be capable of distracting anyone away from the Nintendo for an hour or so.” - Film4 Staff

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The Flying Deuces - as part of our LAUREL & HARDY double feature!

Feb 25 to Feb 28
Monday to Thursday 4:45, 8pm

Dir. Edward Sutherland - 1939 - 69m - No Matinees

IF YOU LIKE THE NEW "STAN & OLLIE" MOVIE, CHECK OUT THE ORIGINALS IN OUR DOUBLE FEATURE SPECIAL - THAT 2 MOVIES FOR ONLY 1 PRICE - THAT INCLUDES BABES IN TOYLAND!

Stan and Ollie join the Foreign Legion so that Ollie can forget an unhappy romance. As luck would have it, they become involved in attempting to smooth out the messy love affair between an officer and his fiancee. After being in the Legion for as long as they can take it, they want their normal lives back. Ollie insists on their release just as they realize they're going to be shot at sunrise for their rebelliousness. The pair attempt an escape via airplane. Lots of laughs, nostalgia, and action-packed stunts take place including a dance routine to "Shine on Harvest Moon."

“A comeback film for the lauded Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy comedy team.” -  Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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SIN FRONTERAS FILM FESTIVAL 2019

Mar 1 to Mar 3
Friday to Sunday

2019 - FREE BUT SEATING IS LIMITED - ARRIVE EARLY!

Join the Student Organization for Latin American Studies (SOLAS) for their annual Sin Fronteras Latino Film Festival, a completely free event open to the UNM and greater Albuquerque community. This student-organized festival is devoted to films about Latin America and by Latin American filmmakers. The intent of the event is to contribute to a larger dialogue among UNM and community members regarding unique and important social and academic issues in Latin America. As in past years, the festival is generously supported by a variety of UNM groups and academic departments.  NOTE:  Show up early to get a seat!  

Friday, March 1st, 2019

7:00pm = Pájaros de Verano (Birds of Passage) -  Dir. Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra, Colombia, 2018 / Drama/ 125 minutes / Wayuu, Spanish, English, Wiwa

Set in northern Colombia and focusing on an indigenous Wayuu community’s experience, Pájaros de Verano tells the story of protagonist Rapayet and his family’s involvement in the quickly expanding South American cannabis trade. While seeking both control and benefits from the growing marijuana business, individual lives along with aspects of Wayuu are jeopardized in this sensorially rich film. The film is Guerra and Gallegos’ second collaboration to be submitted as the Colombian candidate for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards (the first of which wa award-winning 2015 film Embrace of the Serpent).

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

4:30pm = Virus Tropical (Tropical Virus) -  Dir. Santiago Caicedo, Colombia, 2018 / Animation / 96 minutes / Spanish

Born in a not-so-conventional family, Paola grows up between Ecuador and Colombia and finds herself unable to fit in. With a unique feminine vision of the world, she will have to fight against prejudice and struggle for her independence as a rebellious teen while her family and the geopolitical landscapes that surround her are struck with crises. Virus Tropical is a black-and-white animated interpretation of Paola Gaviria’s (aka Powerpaola) visually intricate and beautiful auto-biographical graphic novel of the same name. With a strong (and expanding) readership across Europe and Latin America, this graphic-novel to feature film is the first-ever of its kind from Colombia.

7:00pm = Viaje al cuarto de una madre (Journey to a mother´s room) - Dir. Celia Rico Clavellino, Spain, 2018 / 94 minutes / Spanish

Clavellino’s intimate story of mother and daughter is a film with a “quiet, well-observed truthfulness” (as described by the Hollywood reporter), exploring the wavering world between daughter Leonor (Ana Castillo) who wants to leave home but struggles to tell her mother Estrella. Estrella (played by globally recognized Lola Duena for roles in Volver (2006) and the acclaimed 2004 Mar Adentro (English title: Sea Inside) does not want her daughter to go, but finds herself unable to keep her by her side. Driven by the 2008 financial crisis, the film addresses a generation of younger Spaniards forced to contemplate life abroad and marked by both women’s outstanding performances.

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 

4:30pm = Belmonte - Dir. Federico Veiroj, Uruguay, 2018/ 74 minutes/ Spanish

Uruguayan painter Javier Belmonte (Gonzalo Delgado) creates works brimming with loneliness, melancholia, beauty while exploring his attraction to and fascination with the human body. A deeply emotional man dedicated to his school-aged daughter, Celeste, Belmonte is nearly lost in her absence. Defying the coming of age narrative norms, Belmonte will have to cross a middle age crisis-passage where new acquaintances and fantasies emerge, forcing him to go beyond his artistic process and uncover deeply personal fears and desires in this comedic drama.

7:00pm = Chuva é cantoria na aldeia dos mortos (The Dead and the Others) - Dir. João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora, Brazil, 2018 / 114 minutes / Krahô, Portuguese

A mix of fiction, improvisation and ethnography, The Dead and the Others, shot beautifully on 16mm, explores the life of fifteen-year-old Ihjãc, an indigenous Krahô from the north of Brazil. Ihjãc suffers from nightmares since the loss of his father, and when Ihjãc walks into darkness, his sweaty body moves with fright. He has been denying his destiny to become a shaman and must organize an essential funerary feast to release the spirits of the dead from the village.

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Slava Polunin & Company: Slava's Snowshow - Geniuses at Play: Stop, Look, Listen & Laugh

Mar 2 to Mar 3
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Dominique Thiel - 1994 - 60m approx - All Seats $5

An ABQ FILM CLUB / AMERICAN VAUDEVILLE MUSEUM special!  The second in their NEW VAUDEVILLIAN series that we'll be hosting!

A magical and surrealistic tornado which transports you to dreamland. Slava Polunin,, the most celebrated clown of our time and founder of the Academy of Fools, is a poet and a lover of live shows e audiences. His visual and musical shows are amongst the classics of modern stage performance. The Slava Snowshow has been presented in all the world's capitals as a journey through an absurd and surrealistic universe. With Slava and his green companions, the boundary between stage and audience is purely imaginary: soap bubbles gigantic spider's web's snowstorms and unexpected flying objects combine irresistibly to draw spectators of all ages into the charm and fun of the performance. 'My shows are successful because I do not perform, I live them'.— Slava"

Clowning has been trivialized as a children’s amusement of twisted balloons and frenetic dashing about punctuated by the blare of toy horns. Inspired by sense of wonder, it among the most entrancing of performing arts.

As Slava Polunin explains: “I wanted to create a show that would take us back to our childhood dreams; a show that would help spectators be released from the jail of adulthood and rediscover their forgotten childhood. Having chosen the path of theatre, I sought a way to endow it with a new spirit. I wanted to dive inside tragicomedy, to measure the extent to which one can fuse drama with laughter. 

“I began to slow down my rhythm, to value insignificant gestures that now seemed to me far more expressive and colorful than pompous or solemn ones. I grew fond of unfinished gestures, interrupted, frozen as if cut short by a sudden thought. Then, one day, this show came to life. This show is a beloved child, I hope not to part from, for it never ceases to surprise and puzzle me over and over by the innumerable mysteries it conceals. I can spread joy and move you to tears.”

Not since Marcel Mrceau has there been a clown of such international renown. Slava’s insights have developed through a half-century of performing and teaching. He was still in his teens when he began organizing mime parades, performances and festivals, then a mime theatre (1968), the Caravan of Peace (1989), and the Academy of Fools, a school financed through 2000 performances in 80 countries of Slava’s Snowshow, which also has brought many honors to Slava Polunin. 

“Basically we are agents provocateurs. A director should not tell everything about an imager, but let spectators finish the phase in their own thoughts. He gets the greatest joy from his own creative work. If you provoke his creative force, then leave him in the moment he is ready to follow you, then the most interesting thing begins. My biggest joy is to create our fantasies together.” 

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Meow Wolf: Origin Story

Mar 4 to Mar 7
Monday to Thursday 3:30, 8:15

Dir. Jilann Spitzmiller & Morgan Capps - 2018 - 108m

A new doc on our neighbors to the north!  Includes a bonus short of a 17 minute exclusive interview with George RR Martin in dialogue with the Meow Wolf group talking about the importance of creativity in community!

 This SXSW hit is the tale of "Game of Thrones" creator George RR Martin's art collective, Meow Wolf, a group of artists who came together to create an interactive and immersive experience that they have grown into a multi-million dollar industry.  Now with locations in Santa Fe, Denver, Las Vegas, and Washington DC and a massive cult following, Meow Wolf: Origin Story is the behind the scenes look of how the beast came to be.

“The awe-inspiring story of the creation of Santa Fe’s art installation meets amusement park.” - Kimber Myers, LA Times

“What happens when a bunch of no-rules art punks hit the jackpot with their work? ...a doc nearly as image-stuffed as the eponymous group's crowd-pleasing installations. A burst of eye candy chased with some intriguing fringe-culture sociology." -John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

"A complex and fascinating look into a convergence of creativity, money, and iconoclasts.” - Josh Kupecki, Austin Chronicle

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Shoplifters - ENCORES!

Mar 4 to Mar 7
Monday to Thursday 5:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Kore-eda Hirokazu - 2018 - 121m - Japan - In Japanese with English subtitles - No Matinees

THE 2018 CANNES PALME D'OR WINNER PLUS A 2019 OSCAR NOMINEE FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM !  FROM THE DIRECTOR OF STILL WALKING, LIKE FATHER LIKE SON AND NOBODY KNOWS!

After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold.

At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces.

Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them...

“Every one of master Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda's movies breaks your heart in a different way.” - Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

“In a great film, Kore-eda's thesis would be the starting point, not its culmination... But in the end, Kore-eda, for all the cooked-up moments in Shoplifters, knows where the heart of his story is.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

“It's in theory the worst family movie of 2018 - and in practice one of the year's best films.” - Ty Burr, Boston Globe

“Kore-eda has the sensitive, calibrated touch of a master safecracker, and he's a virtuoso of emotional and narrative buildup.” - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“This wise and insightful film is delicate, poignant and unexpectedly powerful.” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“It is complex, subtle, devastating, surprising and totally brilliant.” - Alexa Dalby, Dog and Wolf

“Shoplifters finds Kore-eda at his most human and humane, painting a tender yet unflinching look at the life of a family society has more or less forgotten.” - Joshua Brunsting, The CriterionCast

“Another exemplar of Kore-eda's refulgent humanity, evident skill as a dramatist, and, perhaps most importantly of all, as a deceptively clever visual artist.” - PJ Nabarro, Patrick Nabarro

“It is a carefully and beautifully crafted work that appears to be about one thing (the strong bonds of family life), but is really about something else-the way a city forces us to invent our lives.” - Charles Mudede, The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

“Like the rest of Kore-eda's canon, Shoplifters is a gently humorous and poignant work of art.” - Caroline Madden, Fandor

“The performances, particularly by Sakura Andô as Nobuyo, are incredible and the script is something every writer wishes they wrote themselves.” - Lorry Kikta, Film Threat

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Level 16

Mar 8 to Mar 9
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Danishka Esterhazy - 2019 - 102m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! $8 general / $6 students with ids

DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 51 !

“One of Fantastic Fest’s best films … Don't sleep on this one!” - Amelia Emberwing, Birth.Movies.Death

Dystopian sci-fi thriller set in a bunker-based school for orphaned girls whose teachings are obedience and etiquette so that the students can one day be ‘adopted’ by good parents. When a formerly disgraced student now seeking redemption in the eyes of the school’s strict headmistress discovers the truth behind the school’s ‘good grooming’, and just what kind of a world lies in wait for the students outside of the institution’s walls, she and her classmates find themselves at the center of a revolution whose stakes are both their survival and their morality.

“A compelling thriller that serves as a powerful metaphor for the unnatural standards society places on women.” - Courtney Small, Cinema Axis

“An engaging, earnest and thrilling feminist fairy tale that both consciously riffs on earlier films and yet maintains an original vision without becoming clichéd or predictable.” - Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, AWFJ Women on Film

“A sharp little sci-fi thriller that does dystopia right, and like all the best bleak visions of a future world, it offers commentary worth sinking your teeth into.” - Haleigh Foutch, Collider.

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The Heiresses

Mar 8 to Mar 11
Friday to Monday 3:45, 8:15

Dir. Marcelo Martinessi - 2018 - 98m - Paraguay/Germany/Brazil/Uruguay/Norway/France - In Spanish with English subtitles

Chela and Chiquita have been romantic partners for decades, lifelong members of Paraguay’s moneyed elite—until the money runs out.  Now they spend their days selling their furniture, glassware, and silver to whoever will make them an offer. When Chiquita, the more garrulous and resilient of the two women, is sent to prison, Chela has to cope with loneliness and incipient poverty. Then a new option develops.

The movie is anchored by two extraordinary, magnetic performances (Ana Brun as Chela won the Best Actress prize in Berlin) that suggest the untold inner resources of its principal characters. The director credits Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant  as an important influence, describing The Heiresses as “a coming-of-age film for a 60-year-old woman.”

“A surprising drama of status and sexuality” — New York Times

“Lovely… a subtle and perceptive character study from Paraguay” —NPR

“A haunting tale of survival after lost privilege” — NYPost

“Nothing less than extraordinary” — RogertEbert.com

“Quiet. Subtle. Graceful. A queer spin to big-changes-late-in-life genre.” — Spectrum Culture 

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“So refreshing, so mesmerizing.” — Film Comment 

“Outstanding… A subtle and moving character study” — Gay City News

“Exceptionally assured and beautifully crafted first film!”  —The Playlist

 “Fascinating and subtle. Featuring outstanding performances.” —This Funktional

“Easily the most satisfying international lesbian film of the year!” —Them

"Embraces unconventional beauty to tell a melancholy yet satisfying story of new beginnings.” —Remezcla

4 STAR REVIEW "The Heiresses is the kind of story Hollywood doesn't tell anymore" —Seattle Times

“One of the best films of any sort you'll see.” —Times

“The Heiresses is a tickling, near-perfect tragicomedy from Paraguay" —Financial Times

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The Sower

Mar 8 to Mar 11
Friday to Monday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Marine Francen - 2017 - 98m - France - In French with English Subtitles - No Matinees

The winner of the prestigious New Director competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival, Marine Francen’s debut is a sensual, visually stunning historical romance. In 1851, France’s autocratic President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte has ordered the arrest of all the men of a remote mountain farming village following a Republican uprising. The women spend years in total isolation, forced to tend the crops themselves. Some women have lost their husbands; others, like the shy but inwardly strong Violette, suddenly have no chance of experiencing physical love or motherhood. The women  take an oath: if a man comes, they will share him as a lover. When a mysterious and handsome stranger arrives, he ignites passions and jealousies that threaten to destroy the tight-knit community. In the vein of THE BEGUILED and THE GUARDIANS, Marine Francen strikingly beautiful first feature is a part of a new wave of female-focused historical drama.

"THE BEGUILED meets BLACK NARCISSUS... ” – The Hollywood Reporter

“STUNNING! ” – Variety

“A seductive first feature...RAVISHINGLY SHOT...quietly authoritative performances by an almost exclusively female cast.” – Screen International

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Stardust Memory premiere plus local shorts!

Mar 9
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Cindy Kemp & others - 2019 - 85m approx - All Seats $8

Albuquerque filmmaker Cindy Kemp will premiere her short independent film Stardust Memory and highlight other short independent films by local filmmakers. Stardust Memory was shot in Jemez Springs, Jemez Pueblo, and the Santa Fe National Forest. It’s a road trip, romance, comedy, drama...with a twist. Please join us for a “feel good” afternoon at the Guild Cinema! There will be a Q&A with the filmmakers after the showing. 

Pink Bliss (8:21) Cindy Kemp. In a future world, Pink Bliss is better than love. 

The Lonely Earth (11:20). Brian Battaglino. Belle, the lone survivor of a future cataclysm, searches the wasteland in search of salvage and purpose. Finally receiving a distant, unknown signal, she embarks on a meeting with fate. 

Latin From Manhattan (2:05) Charlie O’dowd. A remake of Al Jolson's 1938 hit.

Bee Sting and a Horse Kick (7:38) David Williams. Bee Sting...Horse Kick...what would YOU do for love?  (Mature subject matter)

Rent-a-Pup (5:19) Charlie O’dowd. A fresh look at dating produced by a CNM Film Tech class. 

Never Mime (4:00) Joe Griffenberg. A mime puts on his best performance to attract a young woman only to find out she isn’t the right girl for him. 

Stardust Memory (37:28) Cindy Kemp. A woman hits the road to find the mystery lover she sees in her dreams every night. 

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Dirty Dancing

Mar 10
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Emile Ardolino - 1987 - 105m - All Seats $8

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

Join New Mexico Entertainment Magazine for our monthly 80's MATINEE movie screening at The Guild Cinema. This month's movie is Dirty Dancing. Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

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

NME Movie Night is a LIMITED seat event. MOVIEPASS NOT ACCEPTED.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO YOU. Please bring your payment receipt with your current state ID and check in at the Guild Box Office at 10:00 pm the night of 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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Impulso - Rocio Molina!

Mar 12 to Mar 14
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Emilio Belmonte - 2017 - 87m - Spain, France - In Spanish with English subtitles

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FLAMENCO !  ALSO PLAYING MARCH 19th to 21st!

The spectacular avant-garde choreographies of flamenco dancer Rocío Molina have electrified audiences around the world. Her extravagant, mesmerizing and mostly improvised pieces combine traditional Flamenco with modern-dance, avant-garde theatrics, objects, paint, and eclectic music compositions. Impulso is an intimate portrait of Molina, one the dance world’s most passionate artists, as she travels the world to perform her improvised “impulsos” at unusual venues ranging from prisons to modern art museums. Now Molina must prepare for one of her most challenging works ever for a new show at Chaillot National Theater in Paris. Despite Molina’s unconventional stagings and artful theatrical setups, she remarkably manages to maintain her connection to Flamenco’s rich history and traditions.

“One of Spain’s finest flamenco dancers, with the power to still an audience with her staccato footwork and spiralling turns. ” – The Guardian (UK)

"Ms. Molina is one of the greatest flamenco dancers I have seen, but to say that is not enough." — The New York Times

"At once lyrical, raunchy and impeccably danced,

Molina’s fiercely provocative work is unforgettable." — Observer

"Startlingly experimental moves look classical" — The New York Times

"Molina?s dancing feels at moments like a flamenco Rite of Spring" —The Guardian

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The Image Book - iconoclast Jean Luc Godard's newest visionary epic!

Mar 12 to Mar 14
Tuesday to Thursday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jean Luc Godard - 2019 - 84m - France - In French with English subtitles - No Matinees

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

Special Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival Winner!

The legendary Jean-Luc Godard adds to his influential, iconoclastic legacy with this provocative collage film essay, a vast ontological inquiry into the history of the moving image and a commentary on the contemporary world. Winner of the first Special Palme d'Or to be awarded in the history of the Cannes Film Festival, The Image Book is another extraordinary addition to the French master's vast filmography.

Displaying an encyclopedic grasp of cinema and its history, Godard pieces together fragments and clips them from some of the greatest films of the past, then digitally alters, bleaches, and washes them, all in the service of reflecting on what he sees in front of him and what he makes of the dissonance that surrounds him. He uses his own voice, reminiscent of those of Leonard Cohen or Bob Dylan in the twilights of their careers, to guide us through the fascinating labyrinth of his mind. In some cases, it is to reflect on the metaphysical properties of the world — time, and space, and where meaning is found — but more importantly it is the image, the thing that has obsessed Godard for his entire career, that anchors this film. His ontological enquiry into the image continues to be one of the most moving in history.

But, as always with Godard, the key issues he raises have to do with the legacy of the last century and its horrors: the incomprehension of Hiroshima and Auschwitz, events that coincided with cinema but which have somehow eluded its gaze. And, movingly, The Image Book also reflects on orientalism and the Arab world, grounding the new film very much in the present. — Piers Handling, CEO/Director Toronto International Film Festival

“A dense visual and aural collage that I’ve seen twice and expect to see several times more.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Jean-Luc Godard’s The Image Book could not be more of the moment. As ephemeral as a dream… framed with an injunction to keep hope alive.” – Amy Taubin, Artforum

“Momentous. A kaleidoscopic bulletin on the state of our world.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

“Visceral. A conclusive statement in this far-reaching work from one of the great media artists of the last century." – Eric Kohn, Indiewire

“A thrillingly dissonant, deafening synesthesia... with an unexpected urgency and visceral strangeness.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian 

“Radical. A Dadaist treatise on cinematic representation, violence, the fate of the world.” – Christina Newland, Paste Magazine

“Exhilarating… cerebral. A strange, melancholy pleasure, and an open window into the world of things that worry its creator.” – Stephanie Zacharek, Time

“Radical and rigorous. The act of watching The Image Book feels like a process of categorization, of putting words and images into cognitive compartments so that the sensual can translate into sense.” – Blake Williams, Filmmaker Magazine

“Feels like a gesture of finality for this most active of cinema-thinkers and cinema-makers, but one founded in passing to us, the audience and potential image-makers ourselves, the means of understanding and therefore the possibility for change.” – Daniel Kasman, MUBI 

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Birds of Passage

Mar 15 to Mar 18
Friday to Monday 3:15, 8pm

Dir. Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra - 2019 - 125m - Colombia, Denmark, Mexico - In Wayuu, Spanish with English subtitles

From the Oscar (R)-nominated team behind the genre-defying Embrace of the Serpent, comes an equally audacious saga centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial period in recent Colombian history. Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture's values, Rapayet (José Acosta) enters the drug trafficking business in the 1970s and finds quick success despite his tribe's matriarch Ursula's (Carmiña Martínez) disapproval. Ignoring ancient omens, Rapayet and his family get caught up in a conflict where honor is the highest currency and debts are paid with blood. A sprawling epic about the erosion of tradition in pursuit of material wealth, Birds of Passage is a visually striking exploration of loyalty, greed, and the voracious nature of change.

"Imagine "The Godfather" made by dazzling Latin American directors who combine bravura filmmaking with political awareness and a probing social conscience.” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Three viewings in, I'm still flabbergasted by the scope and detail of this movie ... and in awe of the way its unique cover version of a crime-doesn't-pay story totally pays off.” - David Fear, Rolling Stone

“The ease and charisma of the performers, trained and nonprofessional actors alike, heighten the emotional impact.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“The screenwriters' way of describing this world's fall from grace due to the lures of money and luxury has the power and inevitability of classic tragedy.” - Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com

“Richly textured images both unfold the action in tense detail and enmesh it in its social context, rescuing cultural memory from tragic devastation.” - Richard Brody, New Yorker

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To Dust

Mar 15 to Mar 18
Friday to Monday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Shawn Synder - 2019 - 92m - No Matinees

Grieving the recent death of his wife, Shmuel (Géza Rohrïg), decides that, in order to move on, he must understand the science behind the decomposition process of his wife’s body—despite the blasphemy inherent in any scientific inquiry. To assist his sinful pursuit, he seeks out Albert (Matthew Broderick), a community-college biology professor who Shmuel enlists to teach informal science lessons. These soon grow to include homemade experiments and a road trip to a body farm, and, as their macabre misadventures and unlikely friendship grow ever more peculiar, the odd couple prove they will stop at nothing to satiate their curiosity and, ultimately find Shmuel the peace he seeks.

“Shmuel and Albert may be the funniest odd couple since Broderick and Nathan Lane’s Leo Bloom and Max

Bialystock.” – NY Post

“A masterpiece of tone, balancing comedy with depth and emotional measure” –MXDWN

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Wayne's World - the 1992 beloved classic!

Mar 15
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Penelope Spheeris - 1992 - 95m - All Seats $8

DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 51 !

New Mexico Entertainment Magazine presents this month's late night movie at The Guild Cinema, Wayne's World

 Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.  You know the story!!

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

NME Movie Night is a LIMITED seat event. MOVIEPASS NOT ACCEPTED.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO YOU. Please bring your payment receipt with your current state ID and check in at the Guild Box Office at 10:00 pm the night of 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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Impulso - Rocio Molina!

Mar 19 to Mar 21
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Emilio Belmonte - 2017 - 87m - Spain, France - In Spanish with English subtitles

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FLAMENCO !

The spectacular avant-garde choreographies of flamenco dancer Rocío Molina have electrified audiences around the world. Her extravagant, mesmerizing and mostly improvised pieces combine traditional Flamenco with modern-dance, avant-garde theatrics, objects, paint, and eclectic music compositions. Impulso is an intimate portrait of Molina, one the dance world’s most passionate artists, as she travels the world to perform her improvised “impulsos” at unusual venues ranging from prisons to modern art museums. Now Molina must prepare for one of her most challenging works ever for a new show at Chaillot National Theater in Paris. Despite Molina’s unconventional stagings and artful theatrical setups, she remarkably manages to maintain her connection to Flamenco’s rich history and traditions.

“One of Spain’s finest flamenco dancers, with the power to still an audience with her staccato footwork and spiralling turns. ” – The Guardian (UK)

"Ms. Molina is one of the greatest flamenco dancers I have seen, but to say that is not enough." — The New York Times

"At once lyrical, raunchy and impeccably danced,

Molina’s fiercely provocative work is unforgettable." — Observer

"Startlingly experimental moves look classical" — The New York Times

"Molina?s dancing feels at moments like a flamenco Rite of Spring" —The Guardian

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The Image Book - iconoclast Jean Luc Godard's newest visionary epic!

Mar 19 to Mar 21
Tuesday to Thursday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jean Luc Godard - 2019 - 84m - France - In French with English subtitles - No Matinees

Special Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival

The legendary Jean-Luc Godard adds to his influential, iconoclastic legacy with this provocative collage film essay, a vast ontological inquiry into the history of the moving image and a commentary on the contemporary world. Winner of the first Special Palme d'Or to be awarded in the history of the Cannes Film Festival, The Image Book is another extraordinary addition to the French master's vast filmography.

Displaying an encyclopedic grasp of cinema and its history, Godard pieces together fragments and clips them from some of the greatest films of the past, then digitally alters, bleaches, and washes them, all in the service of reflecting on what he sees in front of him and what he makes of the dissonance that surrounds him. He uses his own voice, reminiscent of those of Leonard Cohen or Bob Dylan in the twilights of their careers, to guide us through the fascinating labyrinth of his mind. In some cases, it is to reflect on the metaphysical properties of the world — time, and space, and where meaning is found — but more importantly it is the image, the thing that has obsessed Godard for his entire career, that anchors this film. His ontological enquiry into the image continues to be one of the most moving in history.

But, as always with Godard, the key issues he raises have to do with the legacy of the last century and its horrors: the incomprehension of Hiroshima and Auschwitz, events that coincided with cinema but which have somehow eluded its gaze. And, movingly, The Image Book also reflects on orientalism and the Arab world, grounding the new film very much in the present. — Piers Handling, CEO/Director Toronto International Film Festival

“A dense visual and aural collage that I’ve seen twice and expect to see several times more.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Jean-Luc Godard’s The Image Book could not be more of the moment. As ephemeral as a dream… framed with an injunction to keep hope alive.” – Amy Taubin, Artforum

“Momentous. A kaleidoscopic bulletin on the state of our world.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

“Visceral. A conclusive statement in this far-reaching work from one of the great media artists of the last century." – Eric Kohn, Indiewire

“A thrillingly dissonant, deafening synesthesia... with an unexpected urgency and visceral strangeness.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian 

“Radical. A Dadaist treatise on cinematic representation, violence, the fate of the world.” – Christina Newland, Paste Magazine

“Exhilarating… cerebral. A strange, melancholy pleasure, and an open window into the world of things that worry its creator.” – Stephanie Zacharek, Time

“Radical and rigorous. The act of watching The Image Book feels like a process of categorization, of putting words and images into cognitive compartments so that the sensual can translate into sense.” – Blake Williams, Filmmaker Magazine

“Feels like a gesture of finality for this most active of cinema-thinkers and cinema-makers, but one founded in passing to us, the audience and potential image-makers ourselves, the means of understanding and therefore the possibility for change.” – Daniel Kasman, MUBI 

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Lords of Chaos

Mar 21 to Mar 23
Thursday to Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jonas Akerlund - 2019 - 117m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! $8 general / $6 students with ids

Starring Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Sky Ferreira, Valter Skargrard - A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the 1980s results in a very violent outcome. Lords of Chaos tells the true story of True Norwegian Black Metal and its most notorious practitioners - a group of young men with a flair for publicity, church-burning and murder: MAYHEM.

“…pretty bloody entertaining…”, Anthony O'Connor, FILMINK (Australia)

“It's like a teen-delinquent b-movie from the 1950s, only with more death, more blood, and more church-burnings. Also crazed black-metal concert-goers chewing on a raw pig's head that's been tossed into their midst.” - Kurt Loder, Reason Online

“Oddly compelling - not least because Åkerlund ensures that the film never takes itself as seriously as its subjects did.” - Michael Nordine, indieWire

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Out of Blue

Mar 22 to Mar 25
Friday to Monday 3:30, 8pm

Dir. Carol Morley - 2019 - 109m

Starring Patricia Clarkson, Toby Jones, Jacki Weaver, James Caan, Mamie Gummer, Aaron Tveit, Yolanda Ross, Jonathan Majors, Devyn Tyler!  Based on a story by Martin Amis!

The hunt for a killer draws a detective into an even larger mystery: the nature of the universe itself. Mike Hoolihan (Patricia Clarkson) is an unconventional New Orleans cop investigating the murder of renowned astrophysicist Jennifer Rockwell (Mamie Gummer), a black hole expert found shot to death in her observatory. As Mike tumbles down the rabbit hole of the disturbing, labyrinthine case, she finds herself grappling with increasingly existential questions of quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and exploding stars—cosmic secrets that may hold the key to unraveling the crime, while throwing into doubt her very understanding of reality. Awash in dreamlike, neo-noir atmosphere, this one-of-a-kind thriller is both a tantalizing whodunnit and a rich, metaphysical mind-bender.

“Carol Morley's murder mystery is a mood piece that alternates between naffness and transcendence.” - Sophie Monks Kaufman, Sight and Sound

“Undeniably works as a stylish, psychological neo-noir, but significantly less so as metaphysical rumination.” - Christopher Machell, CineVue

“A much needed camp parody of Hitchcockian proportions, told from a female perspective. Morley and her cast know exactly when to ham it up and when to build genuine emotive tension.” - Katherine Connell, Another Gaze

“You're immensely glad that it exists, cheered to know the film industry still has room for maverick, boundary-smudging work like this.” - Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter

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The Night is Short, Walk on Girl

Mar 22 to Mar 25
Friday to Monday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Masaaki Yuasa - 2018 - 93m - Japan - In Japanese with English subtitles - No Matinees

Winner of last year's Japan Academy Prize for animated feature, made its way to a strong cult upon its release last August. After Hours meets Scott Pilgrim in this "up-all-night" comedy for teens and adults that only Masaaki Yuasa could envision. This "surrealist romp through Kyoto's streets" (GamesRadar) comes complete with a God of Used Books, a guerrilla musical theatre troupe, a wise old man with a taste for extra spicy ramen, and cameos from the popular Tatami Galaxy series. Lovers of Japanese cinema are sure to enjoy the lush nocturnal imagery and heartfelt humor in this film that "assures us that we are all interconnected and that staying in the moment will allow us to live richer lives." (The Irish Times)

“A highly original work by an artist who follows his own vision - wherever it leads.” - Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times

“It is romantic and hallucinogenic, with an edge of softcore erotic sleaze.” - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

“I’m not sure even Thomas Pynchon could have crafted this kind of fever dream scenario.” - Kyle Pinion, The Beat

“It's everything, a movie about the bottomless energy of youth that itself possesses that energy and instills it in the viewer.”- Tim Brayton, Alternate Ending

“It's delightful, delirious, delicious madness that perfectly captures the breathless euphoria of falling in love and the first time you truly realize just how scary and wonderful it is.”- Nathanael Hood, Unseen Films

“Lovers of anime are going to love this, and they have every reason to do so. This one packs a chockful of laughs in many places, and it's one of the more inventive animated films of the year.” - Tomas Trussow, The Lonely Film Critic

“Featuring a strong woman as a rebuff to traditional anime issues, it [Night is Short, Walk On Girl ] serves as a funny and fancy romantic narrative.” - Alan French, AwardsCircuit.com

“That unrestrained surrealism and willingness to surprise the audience with something new at every turn is why Masaaki Yuasa is one of the best filmmakers around.” - Juan Barquin, Miami New Times

“At the very least it's presented with vigor and confidence in a manner which keeps our eyes peeled for more from the talented filmmaker.” - Allyson Johnsonl The Playlist

“The term "fever dream" is often used to describe animation like Yuasa's, but it's rarely so apt as it is here.” - Christopher Campbell, Film School Rejects

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FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf - FINAL ENCORES!

Mar 26
Tuesday 4:30, 6:15, 8pm

Dir. Tom Piper - 2018 - 75m - In Dutch and some English with English subtitles when necessary

SPECIAL THANKS TO XERISCAPE COUNCIL OF NEW MEXICOERIN'S GARDENS & LANDSCAPE DESIGNS & WATERWISE LANDSCAPES NM!

Revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf is known for designing public works like New York City’s popular High Line and Chicago’s Millennium Park that redefine our conception of gardens as works of art in themselves. This gorgeous, meditative documentary immerses viewers in his work, taking us inside Oudolf’s creative process. From his aesthetic theories to his strikingly abstract sketches to the ecological implications of his ideas, the film poetically reveals how Oudolf upends conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, beauty itself.

"Gorgeous." -  Village Voice

"Makes lovely visual music." - Chicago Tribune

"Reveals gardens you'd look forward to getting lost in." - Los Angeles Times

"Ethereal." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Anyone who relishes time in a garden will understand and cherish." - East Bay Time

"Delightful." - SF WEEKLY

"Those with a green thumb will be delighted to discover new ways to think about their gardens." - Santa Fe New Mexican

"Mesmerizing." - Los Angeles Times

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Becoming More Visible

Mar 27
Wednesday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Pamela French - 2016 - 85m - Whatever Donations Possible Are Greatly Appreciated!

A TRANSGENDER RESOURCE CENTER OF NEW MEXICO SPECIAL CO-SPONSORED BY THE UNM LGBTQ RESOURCE CENTER!

Challenged by how to identify since early childhood, four fearless transgender young adults defy societal norms to be their true selves and become more visible.

No transition is easy but some are easier than others. We follow Sean, a transgender male comedian from a small affluent town in upstate NY, Katherine, a Bangladeshi transgender girl from a close-­knit Muslim family, Olivia, who had to leave everything behind and enter the shelter system in order to be the woman she knows she is, and the unforgettable Morgin, a courageous trans woman pursuing her musical ambitions and making her way in the world.

BECOMING MORE VISIBLE showcases both male to female, and female to male trans kids. Each is at different phases in their transition and with different levels of familial support. We follow them and watch them grow into and become their true selves. BECOMING MORE VISIBLE also introduces avenues of support for this population.

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!Las Sandinistas!

Mar 29 to Apr 1
Friday to Monday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Jenny Murray - 2018 - 96m - U.S. / Nicaragua - In Spanish with English subtitles and in English - No Matinees

This new documentary reveals the extraordinary and untold story of a group of Nicaraguan women who led rebel Sandinista troops in battle, and went on to create groundbreaking social reform during Nicaragua's 1979 Sandinista Revolution - and who continue to lead popular movements for democracy and equality today.

"This is far from the first film to try to dig deeper into the Sandinista movement, but it's arguably the best. This feat is accomplished in no small part by telling the story from the perspective of the women who fought with and supported the movement, taking us deep inside the push for revolutionary change that, all demonization be damned, accomplished some great and exciting things for a country that had been long stagnant under dictatorial rule... Paints an in depth and intimate portrayal of FSLN that pierces right to the core of the revolutionary ideals that moved them. Through their eyes, the movement is intensely humanized, and their so-called evil is given a face that tells another side to the story-one that showcases the improvement of healthcare, education, and the lives of so many in Nicaragua... Murray explores this all with shocking depth and stunning detail, creating a powerful portrait of the nature of freedom and what it means to be willing to die to earn it." - James Roberts, Glide Magazine  

"Rousing...does a good job laying out the rise, fall and resurgence of the revolutionary body." - Keith Uhlich, The Hollywood Reporter

"Women who fought and died for the Sandinistas tell stories about the triumphs--and failures--of the Nicaraguan revolution in this fascinating feminist documentary." - Screen Anarchy

"A rousing, tribute to the female members of Nicaragua’s revolutionary Sandinista party." - The Hollywood Reporter

"!Las Sandinistas! is Jenny Murray’s first feature-length documentary and a fascinating tale chronicling the rise and fall of the revolutionary group that overthrew the Nicaraguan government. Shifting from the viewpoint of the various lead subjects, !Las Sandinistas! elevates its subject matter beyond mere footnote in the Iran Contra debacle, giving us powerful peek into the female half of the revolution." - Rotten Tomatoes

"This is one of the best documentaries I have seen in a while, and I hope gets seen enough to make it into contention for next year’s Academy Awards. It’s certainly Oscar-worthy. If this is the best movie I see at SXSW this year, I will have had a great festival." - Graphic Policy

"A documentary of ripe impact and value...with its rich archival footage, and its nuts-and-bolts view of a revolution that was every bit as seismic as the one in Cuba, it’s instructive to see how the rebellion against an autocracy gets built: gun by gun, body by body, skirmish by skirmish." -Variety 

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - the original 1974 Cinematic Beast!

Mar 29
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Tobe Hooper - 1974 - 84m - ALL SEATS $10

A DARK ROOM HORROR SPECIAL EVENT!

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The film to be shown is an account of the tragedy which befell a group of five youths. It is all the more tragic in that they were young. But, had they lived very very long lives, they could not have expected nor would they have wished to see as much of the mad and macabre as they were to see that day. For them, an idyllic summer afternoon drive became a nightmare. The events of that day were to lead to the discovery of one of the most bizarre crimes in the annals of American history… Dark Room Horror Presents: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

“No matter how many filmmakers have attempted to recreate the all-out insanity of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," very few have even come close.” - Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com

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Woman at War

Mar 29 to Apr 1
Friday to Monday 3:30, 8:15pm

Dir. Benedikt Erlingsson - 2019 - 108m - Iceland / France / Ukraine - In Icelandic, Spanish, Ukrainian with English subtitles

“A great film that addresses the crisis of our age, whether life on earth has a future, including homo sapiens. Done with wit, elegance and powerful story-telling. NOT TO BE MISSED.” - Louis Proyect, Counterpunch.org

Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow. 

“A wry, idiosyncratic comedy that communicates important topical messages while never being less than a joy to watch.” - Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail

“Beneath the playful surfaces - musical interludes, quirky neighbors, happy smiley eco-terrorists, Rube Goldbergian sabotage attempts - lie some uncomfortable truths about citizenship, family, and privilege.” - Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

“Offbeat, poignant and visually exquisite.” - Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

“Is there anything rarer than an intelligent feel-good film that knows how to tackle urgent global issues with humor as well as a satisfying sense of justice?” - Jay Weissberg, Variety

“A funny and delightful message movie that's never preachy. It's immensely clever and always sticking a finger-in-the-eye of the establishment.” - Dwight Brown, National Newspaper Publishers Association

“A delightful affair, full of surprises.” - Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail

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Companeros - as part of Spaghetti Westerns Series!

Mar 30 to Mar 31
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Sergio Corbucci - 1970 - 119m - Italy - In Italian with English Subtitles - No Matinees

SPECIAL INTRO BY LOCAL FILM HISTORIAN/JOURNALIST JEFF BERG AT THE SUNDAY SHOW!  A BIG THANKS TO ITALIAN FILM FESTIVALS OF NM!

Yodlaf Peterson (Franco Nero of DJANGO) is a suave Swedish arms dealer with a love for fast money. Vasco (Tomas Milian of TRAFFIC) is a trigger-happy Mexican bandit with a hate for suave Swedish arms dealers. But when the two men team up to kidnap a professor who holds the key to a fortune in gold, they find themselves hunted by the American army, stalked by a marijuana-crazed sadist (Academy Award winner Jack Palance) and trapped in the middle of a revolution about to explode. Can these two enemies blast their way across Mexico together without killing each other first?

Written and directed by the legendary Sergio Corbucci (DJANGO, THE GREAT SILENCE), COMPANEROS is a once-in-a-lifetime teaming of the two greatest European stars in 'Spaghetti Western' history. Fernando Rey (THE FRENCH CONNECTION) and Karin Schubert (BLACK EMANUELLE) co-star in this action-packed comedy classic that also features a remarkable score by Ennio Morricone (THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY).

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The Unruly Mystic: John Muir - An Earth Day special encore!

Apr 22
Monday 3:30, 5:45, 8pm

Dir. Michael Conti - 2018 - 100m

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An inspirational new documentary that explores the remarkable life and influential works of a patron saint of environmental activism. The film discusses the connection nature and spirituality, using the life and wisdom of John Muir, ecological preservationist and founder of Yosemite National Park, as a catalyst for how being outside in nature affects the lives of everyday people right now. John Muir played many roles in his life: mystic, prophet, author, poet, conservationist, radical, all of which helped him succeed in his role as an advocate for Nature.  As America’s most famous naturalist and conservationist, Muir fought to protect the wild places he loved, places we can still visit today. Muir’s writings have profoundly shaped the ways in which we understand and envision our relationship with the natural world today, and his work has become a personal guide into the natural world for countless individuals. The film interviews noted psychiatrists, therapists, theologians, writers, and every day people and asks them to discuss their relationship with nature, and its transformative effect in their lives.

About Crazy Wisdom Films (CWF): Every generation when finding its own voice also rediscovers the teachers, mystics, geniuses, misfits, rebels, troublemakers from the past.  CWF strives to celebrate those previous unruly mystics who stood strong, brave, open and everlasting awake, and who continue to inspire and challenge the status quo. Each film is crafted to be appealing to a multi-generational audience, from the twenty something-spiritual seekers to the gray-haired elders who seek a deeper wisdom on the subject.  The films are a reminder of the common good and universal connection that we all have to the earth and to spirit, and that connection that those are stronger and deeper than merely one nation, religion, race, class or gender. The first film in the series is The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard.

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