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Morning Toons with New Mexico Entertainment Magazine!!

Aug 18
Saturday 11:30 a.m. ONLY!

Dir. various - various - 60m approx - All Seats Just $6

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Grab your pajamas, your blanket and take part in these Saturday morning events with your family and friends. New Mexico Entertainment brings you cartoons from your childhood on the big screen at The Guild Cinema. Kick back, have some breakfast, and enjoy the toons!

Morning Toons with NME is a LIMITED seat event

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2018 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

Aug 21 to Aug 24
Tuesday to Friday 4pm, 6pm, 8pm

Dir. various - 2018 - 95m

Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtime, short films transcend traditional storytelling. They are a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is no longer just for the novice. Shorts have and will continue to be an important part of cinema, storytelling, and culture. The Sundance Film Festival has always been proud to treat short films with the highest regard and to give a home to new (and old) projects for audiences to discover and celebrate.

Maude - U.S.A, 10 minutes. Written and directed by Anna Margaret Hollyman. 

Teeny thought it was just another routine babysitting job – until she's shocked to meet the client. As the day goes on, Teeny decides to become the woman she had no idea she always wanted to be...until she gets caught.

Baby Brother - U.S.A., 14 minutes. Written and directed by Kamau Bilal. 

The director's baby brother moves back in with his parents.

The Burden - Sweden, 14 minutes. Written and directed by Niki Lindroth vo n Bahr. 

A dark musical enacted in a modern shopping center, situated next to a large freeway. The employees of the various commercial venues deal with boredom and existential anxiety by performing cheerful musical turns. The apocalypse is a tempting liberator.

Hair Wolf - Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction - U.S.A., 12 minutes. Written and directed by Mariama Diallo. 

In a black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn, the local residents fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture.

JEOM - U.S.A., South Korea, 4 minutes. Written and directed by Kangmin Kim. 

A father and a son both have the same big birthmark on their butt. Believing that the two birthmarks are connected, the son scrubs his father's birthmark to remove it – but he just can't get rid of it.

Fauve  - Short Film Special Jury Award - Canada, 16 minutes. Written and directed by Jérémy Comte. 

Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer.

Matria  - Short Film Grand Jury Prize, Presented by YouTube - Spain, 21 minutes. Written and directed by Álvaro Gago. 

Faced with a challenging daily routine, Ramona tries to take refuge in her relationships with her daughter and granddaughter.

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Sorry, Not Sorry - Melissa Eslinger's Comedy B-Day Show!

Aug 24
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Melissa & friends - NOW - 75m approx. - All seats just $7 for all this good times! Must be 18 years or older

Melissa is turning 28! Known as the former nervous newbie on the popular podcast, Kill Tony, Eslinger has made a comeback in the 505. Come out and celebrate her birthday with laughter! Featured guests will be Al Bahmani (Los Angeles, CA) Sam Mo (Louisville, KY) and some of Albuquerque’s very own, Rusty Rutherford and Eddie Stephens. This event will be TAPED to create a mini-special. Come out and laugh until your tummy hurts!

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Mindfield Film Festival - Albuquerque

Aug 25 to Aug 26
Saturday and Sunday various times

Dir. various - 2018 - ONLY $4 PER BLOCK OF FILM(S) / SATURDAY DAY PASS $16 / SUNDAY DAY PASS $8 / ALL ACCESS WEEKEND PASS $20

As part of the Mindfield Festival circuit!  Visit the Albuquerque chapter website by clicking here!

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILBLE BY CLICKING HERE!

A showcasing of features, Shorts, and Music videos by filmmakers from around the world.  Albuquerque (home of Breaking Bad) also has a thriving film community that shines bright in the sunny Land of Enchantment some of which will be highlighted in the 2-day festival!

FOR FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE MOVIES CLICK HERE!

Saturday August 25th

1:00 – 2:00 Rebel

Nena & Dave Stewart: "Be my Rebel"

ROAD GANG

The World In My Dreams

Rebellion

William Wishes

2:30 – 4:00 Comedy/Dramedy & Animation

GOD CAME 'ROUND

I asked for an apple but got a lemon

Schmoopie

The Untold Story of Romeo & Juliet

Sid and Marge Have a Problem

KILL THE ENGINE

High Calorie

Diva's Perfect Posse: Ep. 1.1 Perfect Pumps

5:00 – 6:30 (Drama)

Dangerous Crossings

Matter of Black

Torment 00:19:19

Stronger Than Pretty

Pretty

Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times

Jenna

Rex

7:30 – 9:00 (Documentaries)

Decode Crop Circles

Pulse: The Beat of Art (NM)

Rhino Shield- South Africa

Bison Nation-Walking Sacred Sites (NM)

9:30 – 10:30 Action & Sci-Fi

The Life Gamble

Star Wars: Dresca

Alchemy

Neosho Falls

INK

Sunday August 26th

11:00 – 12:30 (Documentaries)

I've Seen So Much

Detroit Under STRESS

1:30 – 3:00 Life and Death

Love Ghost- Parasitical Identity

Georgia O'Keefe and Me

Cordial Kill

Going Up

Whoever Was Using This Bed

4:00 – 5:30 (Drama)

STARDUST (Band : Next Is Best)

88 Cents

The Letters

ALZHAÏMOUR

06:30:00 PM (Awards Ceremony)

 

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Here to Be Heard: The Story of the Slits

Aug 27 to Aug 30
Monday to Thursday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. William E. Badgley - 2018 - 86m

The world's first all girl punk band who formed in London in 1976, contemporaries of The Clash & The Sex Pistols, they are the pioneering godmothers of the musical movement known as  "Punky Reggae". The film tells the story of the band and the lives of the women involved, from the bands inception in 1976 to the bands end in 2010 coinciding at the death of lead vocalist Ari Up.

When Ari passed away she was working with SLITS tour manager and friend Jennifer Shagawat on a film about the band. After Ari passed and the film was still not completed Jennifer contacted her long time friend bill over at Molasses Manifesto to come on and help finish the project.

Film includes Viv Albertine (SLITS Guitarist), Ari Up (Slits Vocalist), Palmolive (SLITS Founder/First Drummer), Tessa Pollitt (SLITS Bass Player),  Bruce Smith (SLITS Second/PIL Drummer), Hollie Cook (SLITS Vocalist/Keyboards/Percussion), Vivien Goldman (NYU's Punk Professor), Don Letts (Former SLITS Manager/Punk Documentarian), Dennis Bovell (Producer of The SLITS album CUT), Paul Cook (Sex Pistols Drummer), Gina Birch (Raincoats Bass Player), Adrien Sherwood (Producer/Long time friend and collaborator of the band) and many more!

Film includes previously unseen footage of the band, as well as photographs, & newspaper clippings.

“In a time where the men in suits ruled all (and still do, but that’s another story) the Slits made more than just music against that; they made a movement, redefining what it meant to be female.  Here to Be Heard really captures the chaos that followed the life of a punk band at the time; sleeping where you landed and sharing squats.” - Buzz Magazine

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Westwood: The Story of Punk Fashion Pioneer Vivienne Westwood!

Aug 27 to Aug 30
Monday to Thursday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Lorna Tucker - 2018 - 83m - No matinees

CO-SPONSORED BY LOCAL VINTAGE STORE PARADISE CLUB AND SPUR LINE SUPPLY CO!  SURPRISE GIVEAWAYS & MISC. FUN TO BE ANNOUNCED!  HUGE THANKS TO DJ JENNY WITH HI- PHY RECORDS

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Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of recent time. Blending archival footage and insightful interviews a portrait emerges of Vivienne's fascinating network of collaborators, taking viewers on her journey -- from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan.

“Lorna Tucker's consistently entertaining, enthralled portrait of aberrant British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.” - Guy Lodge, Variety

“It provides a fascinating, involving glimpse of both who Westwood was back in the day and who she is at this particular moment in time, so much so that we genuinely miss her once the credits begin to roll.” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Consistently entertaining, enthralled portrait of aberrant British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.” - Guy Lodge, Variety

“A great fashion designer who also happens to be one of the most fascinating personalities of our time is given her due in this incisive doc.”- David Noh, Film Journal International

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Far From The Tree

Aug 31 to Sep 6
Friday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Rachel Dretzin - 2018 - 93m - No Matinees

Discover the courage of compassion through the eyes of parents journeying towards acceptance of their one-of-a-kind kids. Based on The New York Times bestseller by Andrew Solomon, Far From the Tree is an intimate, profoundly human look at families raising children society deems “abnormal”: a mother and son determined to show the world that his Down syndrome does not define him; a couple learning to communicate with their bright but nonverbal autistic son; a young woman dealing with what it means to be the only little person in her family; and parents whose deep love for their son persists even after he has committed an unspeakable crime. Tracing their joys, challenges, tragedies, and triumphs, Far From the Tree invites viewers to rethink what it means to be a “normal family.” 

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Skate Kitchen

Aug 31 to Sep 6
Friday to Thursday 3:45, 8pm

Dir. Crystal Moselle - 2018 - 100m

“SO ALIVE THAT IT PULSES AND BREATHES. ANARCHIC IN THE BEST OF WAYS—AS FEARLESS AS ITS CHARACTERS.” – KIMBER MYERS, THE PLAYLIST

In the first narrative feature from The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle, Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarder (newcomer Rachelle Vinberg) from Long Island, meets and befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew called Skate Kitchen. She falls in with the in-crowd, has a falling-out with her mother, and falls for a mysterious skateboarder guy (Jaden Smith), but a relationship with him proves to be trickier to navigate than a kickflip.

Writer/director Crystal Moselle immersed herself in the lives of the skater girls and worked closely with them, resulting in the film's authenticity, which combines poetic, atmospheric filmmaking and hypnotic skating sequences. SKATE KITCHEN precisely captures the experience of women in male-dominated spaces and tells a story of a girl who learns the importance of camaraderie and self-discovery.

“A DREAMY FEMALE FRIENDSHIP MOVIE” – MANOHLA DARGIS, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“DARING. GRATIFYINGLY FRESH” – ALISON WILLMORE, BUZZFEED

“ONE OF THE BEST OF SUNDANCE. IT’S SUCH A SIMPLE JOY WATCHING THESE GIRLS. IT MAKES YOU FEEL NOSTALGIC FOR A CHILDHOOD YOU NEVER HAD.” – RICHARD LAWSON, VANITY FAIR

“STELLAR. A JOYFUL, AUTHENTIC HANGOUT MOVIE.” – PATRICK RYAN, USA TODAY

“A FASCINATING MICROCOSM OF AMERICAN YOUTH” – ERIC KOHN, INDIEWIRE

“GORGEOUS. A FUNNY AND STIRRING SAGA OF FEMALE EMPOWERMENT” – ALONSO DURALDE, THE WRAP

“IRRESISTABLE” – ANDREW BARKER, VARIETY

“SUPER RAD” – NICK ALLEN, ROGEREBERT.COM

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Super Mario Bros. - 25th Anniversary Special Screenings!

Aug 31 to Sep 1
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel - 1993 - 104m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! $8 General / $6 Students

DOOR PRIZES BY THE MIGHTY BUBONICON 50 !  ALSO, A BIG THANKS TO THE SUPER MARIO BROS.:  THE MOVIE ARCHIVE!

Buckle up and hang on tight -- the discovery of a parallel universe launches you into the adventure of a lifetime! Mario and Luigi, two wacky plumbers, undertake a daring quest to save a princess in "Dinohattan" -- a hidden world where the inhabitants evolved from dinosaurs! Mario (Bob Hoskins -- WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT) and Luigi (John Leguizamo -- REGARDING HENRY) face deadly challenges from a diaboloical lizard king (Dennis Hopper -- HOOSIERS) and must battle giant reptilian goombas, outwit misfit thugs, and undermine a sinister scheme to take over the world! Blast off for nonstop excitement with SUPER MARIO BROS., the live-action thrill ride that dazzled moviegoers everywhere!

“Even moviegoers who don't own Nintendo (if any such species exists) will thoroughly enjoy these superheroes. And chances are, this is only the beginning of their film exploits.” - Mary Flannery, Philadelphia Daily News

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Django! - The Original 1966 Spaghetti Western Classic!

Sep 1 to Sep 2
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Sergio Corbucci - 1966 - 97m - Italy - In Italian & Spanish with English subtitles - No Matinees

“One of the greatest of all Spaghetti Westerns.” - Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner

BONUS! New Mexico film historian, Jeff Berg, has been watching 'spaghetti' westerns since they first started being released in the United States.   Through independent study, Berg has gathered a lengthy and in depth knowledge of the genre, several of which were shot partially in New Mexico.

Berg will be on hand for the Sunday September 2nd screening to do a brief introduction of Eurowesterns and offer a few tidbits this immortal classic western! 

See the original on the big screen in Italian (yeah, Franco Nero's actual voice!) with English subtitles!

Franco Nero (KEOMA, DIE HARD 2) stars as the lone stranger who roams the West dragging a coffin filled with chaos towards a destiny ruled by vengeance. Co-writer/director Sergio Corbucci (THE GREAT SILENCE, COMPANEROS) packs his landmark classic with indelible images, unforgettable performances and some of the most shocking brutality of any 'Spaghetti Western' ever made. This is the still-controversial epic that defined a genre, launched a phenomenon and inspired over 50 unofficial sequels. This is the one and only DJANGO!

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!CINE MAGNIFICO! LATINO FILM FESTIVAL 2018

Sep 7 to Sep 9
Friday to Sunday

2018 - In Spanish with English subtitles - $10 General / $8 Students & Seniors

Welcome/Bienvenido to the 6th Annual ¡Cine Magnífico! Albuquerque Latino Film Festival!

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

"¡Cine Magnífico!'s vision is to present the newest films by and about Latinos to promote our culture through film and enrich our local art community. We showcase a diverse set of films, from award-winning to local and up-and-coming filmmakers. We also offer year round film programming."

Friday, September 7:

6:00 PM  El Pacto de Adriana/ Adriana´s Pact (Chile) 

8:15 PM Handía/Giant (Spain)

Saturday, September 8:

2:00 PM Rust/ Ferrugem (Brazil)

4:00 PM  El Inca (Venezuela)

6:30 PM  Los Gigantes No Existen/ Giant´s Don´t Exist (Guatemala) 

8:15 PM  La Cordillera/ The Summit  (Argentina) **(PENDING)

Sunday, September 9:

2:00 PM  Retablo (Peru) @ The Guild Cinema $10

4:00 PM  El Último Traje/ The Last Suit (Argentina) @ The Guild Cinema $10

6:30 PM  La Libería/ The Bookshop (Spain) ** (PENDING)

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Dark Money

Sep 10
Monday 3:30, 5:45, 8pm ONLY!

Dir. Kimberly Reed - 2018 - 98m

Special one day only screenings brought to you by NM Ethics Watch, Common Cause New Mexico, OLE New Mexico, Southwest Organizing Project, New Mexico Working Families Party, Center for Civic Policy, Equality New Mexico, El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos!

This Sundance award winning political thriller doc examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold.

“A GRIPPING TALE…THE STUFF OF THRILLERS.  INDISPENSABLE. RIVETING.” - NPR

“ONE OF THE MOST GALVANIZING FILMS.” - The Washington Post

“ENGROSSING” - The New York Times

“Smart, scary political documentary…as gripping as any John Grisham thriller.” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Best of all is the reveal, featuring twists and turns worthy of Ellery Queen, of how the people behind the crash-and-burn attack ads were exposed” - LOS ANGELES TIMES

“FOUR STARS! A political thriller, complete with crusading reporters, suddenly discovered caches of incriminating documents, and courtroom climaxes” – CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

“Dark Money” unravels like a mystery film, a ‘whodunit’ documentary of sorts that centers around a local investigative journalist’s efforts to follow the money and expose the truth behind instances of anonymous, or “dark” money influencing Republican primaries in the state.” – NBC NEWS

“Timely, intelligent and well-made expose. Every voter should see this.” – THE MERCURY NEWS

“One of the most important films in years.” – BAY AREA REPORTER 

“Seeing this film might the best and most illuminating two hours you can spend in front a screen this summer.”  - THE BALTIMORE SUN

“Engrossing, lucid, and unsettling. Suspense of a top-notch courtroom drama.  A microcosm of what real citizens united can accomplish.” - THE BOSTON GLOBE

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Cuban Food Stories

Sep 11 to Sep 13
Tuesday to Thursday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Asori Soto - 2018 - 82m - In Spanish & English with English subtitles - No Matinees

ALSO PLAYING SEPTEMBER 18 TO 20 !

After ten years living as an expat in the United States, Asori Soto decides to return to his homeland of Cuba to search for the missing flavors of his childhood. This is a journey to discover culinary traditions long thought lost due to the hardship that Cuba survived after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Cuban Food Stories is a unique film about food, society, and culture on the island of Cuba. Through nine stories, Asori Soto explores the present culinary landscape of his homeland and provides a glimpse into what the future may hold. It is a personal road-trip adventure all around the island to discover the most authentic tales behind the Cuban cuisine.

The film gives unprecedented access to regions so remote that one can only arrive by raft, horseback, or swimming. A journey that will leave your mouth watering as we go from the middle of nowhere to the big cities and rediscover the culinary roots of an exciting Cuba in a time of change.

"Eye-opening...mouth-watering! Made with an archivist's heart and a gourmand's soul, 'Cuban Food Stories' chronicles director Asori Soto's road trip around the island of his birth, searching for the flavors of his youth and the stories behind the distinctive (and sometimes disappearing) tastes of regional cuisines. Soto, a longtime U.S. resident, captures his native country at a time of transition and smartly probes the relationship between culinary traditions and cultural heritage...he imbues his film with a hand-crafted charm that perfectly suits the stories and foods he focuses on." - Alissa Simon, VARIETY 

"A Cuban filmmaker, with help from some of the executive producers behind 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi,' wants to take you on his own a beautiful food tour of America's off-limits neighbor. If it can do for Cuban food what 'Jiro' did for sushi, the island could have a cult of hungry Americans arriving as soon as they're legally allowed." - Noah Kaufman, FOOD & WINE 

"A gorgeous love letter to the people and country of Cuba. Soto's imagery, stories, and food are compelling and a real triumph overall." - Alan Ng, FILM THREAT 

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En El Septimo Dia

Sep 11 to Sep 13
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 8:15

Dir. Jim McKay - 2018 - 92m - Some Spanish with English subtitles

ALSO PLAYING SEPTEMBER 18 TO 20 !

EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA (On the Seventh Day) follows a group of undocumented immigrants living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn over the course of seven days.

Bicycle delivery guys, construction workers, dishwashers, deli workers, and cotton candy vendors, they work long hours six days a week and then savor their day of rest on Sundays on the soccer fields of Sunset Park. José, a bicycle delivery worker, is the team's captain - young, talented, hardworking and responsible. When José's team makes it to the finals, he and his teammates are thrilled. But his boss throws a wrench into the celebration when he tells José he has to work on Sunday, the day of the finals. José tries to reason with his boss or replace himself, but his efforts fail. If he doesn't work on Sunday, his job and his future will be on the line. But if he doesn't stand up for himself and his teammates, his dignity will be crushed.

Shot in the neighborhoods of Sunset Park, Park Slope, and Gowanus, EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA is a humane, sensitive and humorous window into a world rarely seen. The film’s impact is made quietly, with restraint and respect for the individual experiences, everyday challenges, and small triumphs of its characters.

"A feel-good crowd-pleaser — a rousing sports movie about characters trapped by their surroundings and galvanized by their communal spirit." —Eric Kohn, IndieWire  

"Confident and captivating...the movie has a bone-deep humanity that transcends technique and reaches right back to Cassavetes." —Owen Gleiberman, Variety

"An intimate character study, but also an excitingly kinetic film." —Amy Taubin, ArtForum

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Laughing Under the Clouds: Gaiden Part 1 & 2

Sep 14 to Sep 15
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Tetsuya Wakano - 2018 - 120m total - Japan - In Japanese with English subtitles - All Seats $15 - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS SPECIAL!

Based on the popular manga comic and Japanese television series,  filled with excitement, action and humor, all held together with a gripping family drama!

STORY PART 1: One year has passed since the great battle against the "Orochi" (gigantic snake). Kumou Tenka, paralyzed in the final battle and experimented on by the government, is reticent about what happened to him. Tenka has withdrawn himself from society but his younger brothers, Soramaru and Chutaro, find out the secret past of their older brother.

STORY PART 2: The Fuuma ninja clan is a secret ninja tribe that has been waiting for the "Orochi" to resurrect for generations. This is the story of Shirasu and his twin brother Ichiu who grew up in this vicious environment and how they became the leaders of the clan. 

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Madeline's Madeline

Sep 14 to Sep 16
Friday to Sunday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Josephine Decker - 2018 - 94m - No matinees

Madeline got the part! She’s going to play the lead in a theater piece! Except the lead wears sweatpants like Madeline’s. And has a cat like Madeline’s. And is holding a steaming hot iron next to her mother’s face – like Madeline is.

Madeline (newcomer Helena Howard) has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop's ambitious director (Molly Parker) pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother (Miranda July) into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur. The resulting battle between imagination and appropriation rips out of the rehearsal space and through all three women’s lives.

Writer/director Josephine Decker has long been an independent filmmaker to admire, utilizing a welcome expressionistic approach that imbues her subjects with a vibrant sense of urgency. Anchored by a virtuoso performance from newcomer Helena Howard, whose powerful screen presence commands attention, Decker’s film displays a rare sensitivity for capturing the messy struggles of discovering a sense of one's self that defies easy narrative categorization.

“An ecstatically disorienting experience that defines its terms right from the start and then obliterates any trace of traditional film language, achieving a cinematic aphasia that allows Decker to redraw the boundaries between the stories we tell and the people we tell them about. The result is an experimental movie with the emotional tug of a mainstream hit, a fragmented coming-of-age drama that explores the vast space between Hollis Frampton and Greta Gerwig in order to find something truly new and ineffably of its time.” - David Ehrlich, INDIEWIRE - IW Critics Pick

"In her third film, writer-director Josephine Decker confirms her position as the American indie queen of improv, whose self-styled mission it is to push the outer limits of film language into the stratosphere.” - Deborah Young, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Among its other astonishments, Josephine Decker’s new feature, MADELINE’S MADELINE, does something very simple: it dispels the shibboleth that movies spotlighting strong and original performances differ from ones that innovate at the level of cinematic style. MADELINE’S MADELINE does both, with equal intensity. Decker’s film, in its dramatic contours, is an utterly clear and classical drama about a Queens family.” - Richard Brody, THE NEW YORKER

“Josephine Decker pauses only to grapple with her own working methods in this thrilling, formally daring drama about an emotionally fraught teenage girl." - Paul O’Callaghan, SIGHT & SOUND

“Decker and Howard are formidable talents, and MADELINE’S MADELINE is a must for anyone who cares about the future of this medium." - Jeremy Smith, BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH.

“Beautifully unwieldy, seemingly changing its editing, camera work and musical styles throughout, while telling a story that floats but is connected to the ground by a single thread. All the while, Howard is the center spectacle, and the movie plays like a fever dream inside her new, fascinating mind." - Nick Allen, ROGEREBERT.COM

“A drama of boundless spontaneity as Decker deftly examines mental illness and the potentially exploitative lines a performer may cross when pulling life into art." - Jordan Raup, THE FILM STAGE

“Helena Howard makes a wallop of a debut." - Amber Wilkinson, EYE FOR FILM

“Featuring a star-making turn from newcomer Helena Howard, Josephine Decker’s film deconstructs the very nature of a closed work of art." - Bilge Ebiri, THE VILLAGE VOICE

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Under The Tree

Sep 14 to Sep 16
Friday to Sunday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson - 2018 - 90m - Iceland - In Icelandic with English subtitles

UNDER THE TREE follows a man who is accused of adultery and forced to move in with his parents. While he fights for custody of his four-year-old daughter, he is gradually sucked into a dispute between his parents and their neighbors over an old and beautiful tree. What starts as a typical spat between suburban neighbors unexpectedly and violently reached a boiling point, soon spiraling out of control. 

“NEAR-PERFECT CALIBRATION BETWEEN FAMILY DRAMA AND BLACK COMEDY.” – DEBORAH YOUNG, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“SAVAGE BLACK COMEDY. CHARTING AN INITIALLY FAMILIAR BATTLE OF ACROSS-THE-FENCE ATTRITION BETWEEN BAD NEIGHBORS IN POLITE SURROUNDINGS, SIGURDSSON GRADUALLY TAKES PETTY BOURGEOIS TENSIONS TO ALIEN, GASP-WORTHY EXTREMES.” – GUY LODGE, VARIETY

“INSPIRING AMPLE LAUGHS AS WELL AS PALPABLE UNEASE. UNSETTLINGLY PERCEPTIVE AS WELL AS ABSURDLY COMEDIC. UNDER THE TREE CHRONICLES DOMESTIC TENSIONS LEFT TO FESTER; WHEN GRUDGES BRANCH OUT LIKE A LEAFY TREE IN A SUBURBAN BACKYARD, EVERYONE SUFFERS.” – SARAH WARD, SCREEN

“DARK, HILARIOUS, AND UNPREDICTABLE.” – VOGUE

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Dominion

Sep 16
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Chris Delforce - 2018 - 120m

An ANIMAL LIBERATION ALBUQUERQUE special presentation!  SEATING IS LIMITED SO GET YOUR FREE TICKET BY CLICKING HERE!

Using drones, hidden and handheld cameras, this new documentary exposes the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture, questioning the morality and validity of humankind's dominion over the animal kingdom. While mainly focusing on animals used for food, it also explores other ways animals are exploited and abused by humans, including clothing, entertainment and research.

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Water Makes Us Wet - Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephen's Ecosexual Adventure

Sep 17
Monday 7:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens - 2018 - 80m - ALL SEATS $10

ANNIE SPRINKLE & BETH STEPHENS IN PERSON FOR TALK/Q&A !!

CO-SPONSORED BY SELF SERVE TOYS!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE AUGUST 25 AT THEIR STORE!!

With a poetic blend of curiosity, humor, sensuality and concern, this film chronicles the pleasures and politics of H2O from an ecosexual perspective. Travel with Annie, a former sex worker, Beth, a professor, and their dog Butch, in their E.A.R.T.H. Lab mobile unit, as they explore water in the Golden State. Ecosexuality shifts the metaphor “Earth as Mother” to “Earth as Lover” to create a more reciprocal and empathetic relationship with the natural world. Along the way, Annie and Beth interact with a diverse range of folks including performance artists, biologists, water treatment plant workers, scholars and others, climaxing in a shocking event that reaffirms the power of water, life and love. Narrated by Sandy Stone.

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Cuban Food Stories

Sep 18 to Sep 20
Tuesday to Thursday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Asori Soto - 2018 - 82m - In Spanish & English with English subtitles - No Matinees

After ten years living as an expat in the United States, Asori Soto decides to return to his homeland of Cuba to search for the missing flavors of his childhood. This is a journey to discover culinary traditions long thought lost due to the hardship that Cuba survived after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Cuban Food Stories is a unique film about food, society, and culture on the island of Cuba. Through nine stories, Asori Soto explores the present culinary landscape of his homeland and provides a glimpse into what the future may hold. It is a personal road-trip adventure all around the island to discover the most authentic tales behind the Cuban cuisine.

The film gives unprecedented access to regions so remote that one can only arrive by raft, horseback, or swimming. A journey that will leave your mouth watering as we go from the middle of nowhere to the big cities and rediscover the culinary roots of an exciting Cuba in a time of change.

"Eye-opening...mouth-watering! Made with an archivist's heart and a gourmand's soul, 'Cuban Food Stories' chronicles director Asori Soto's road trip around the island of his birth, searching for the flavors of his youth and the stories behind the distinctive (and sometimes disappearing) tastes of regional cuisines. Soto, a longtime U.S. resident, captures his native country at a time of transition and smartly probes the relationship between culinary traditions and cultural heritage...he imbues his film with a hand-crafted charm that perfectly suits the stories and foods he focuses on." - Alissa Simon, VARIETY 

"A Cuban filmmaker, with help from some of the executive producers behind 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi,' wants to take you on his own a beautiful food tour of America's off-limits neighbor. If it can do for Cuban food what 'Jiro' did for sushi, the island could have a cult of hungry Americans arriving as soon as they're legally allowed." - Noah Kaufman, FOOD & WINE 

"A gorgeous love letter to the people and country of Cuba. Soto's imagery, stories, and food are compelling and a real triumph overall." - Alan Ng, FILM THREAT 

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En El Septimo Dia

Sep 18 to Sep 20
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 8:15

Dir. Jim McKay - 2018 - 92m - Some Spanish with English subtitles

EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA (On the Seventh Day) follows a group of undocumented immigrants living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn over the course of seven days.

Bicycle delivery guys, construction workers, dishwashers, deli workers, and cotton candy vendors, they work long hours six days a week and then savor their day of rest on Sundays on the soccer fields of Sunset Park. José, a bicycle delivery worker, is the team's captain - young, talented, hardworking and responsible. When José's team makes it to the finals, he and his teammates are thrilled. But his boss throws a wrench into the celebration when he tells José he has to work on Sunday, the day of the finals. José tries to reason with his boss or replace himself, but his efforts fail. If he doesn't work on Sunday, his job and his future will be on the line. But if he doesn't stand up for himself and his teammates, his dignity will be crushed.

Shot in the neighborhoods of Sunset Park, Park Slope, and Gowanus, EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA is a humane, sensitive and humorous window into a world rarely seen. The film’s impact is made quietly, with restraint and respect for the individual experiences, everyday challenges, and small triumphs of its characters.

"A feel-good crowd-pleaser — a rousing sports movie about characters trapped by their surroundings and galvanized by their communal spirit." —Eric Kohn, IndieWire  

"Confident and captivating...the movie has a bone-deep humanity that transcends technique and reaches right back to Cassavetes." —Owen Gleiberman, Variety

"An intimate character study, but also an excitingly kinetic film." —Amy Taubin, ArtForum

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I Am Not A Witch

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

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

A REVOLUTIONARY NEW VOICE IN AFRICAN CINEMA!

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

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

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

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

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

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Pick of the Litter - Guide Dogs for the Blind!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Crown and Anchor - A Blazing New Punk Rock Drama!

Sep 22
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Andrew Rowe - 2018 - 120m - No Matinees

An intense slow-burn drama about the effects of childhood trauma delivered with a blistering punk/hardcore soundtrack (GORILLA BUSCUITS, YOUTH OF TODAY PROJECT X, LILIPUT/KLEENEX, X-RAY SPEX & more!) with the intensity of a punch to the gut.   A raw look at the effects of childhood trauma through the eyes of two estranged cousins.  Starring Michael Rowe, Matt Wells, Natalie Brown, & Stephen McHattie. 

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Zap - a new doc on Ruth Zaporah of ACTION THEATER IMPROVISATION!

Sep 22 to Sep 23
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Deborah Fort - 2018 - 60m - No Matinees

DIRECTOR IN PERSON FOR BOTH SCREENINGS!

How do we live rich and meaningful lives? How do we find the passions that sustain us? Ruth started dancing as soon as she could walk and, 80 years later, she is still performing and sharing her creative innovations. Zap explores the creative spirit and process through the life and work of Ruth Zaporah, founder, performer and teacher of Action Theater Improvisation.

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Bad Reputation: The Joan Jett Documentary!

Sep 26 to Sep 27
Tuesday 7pm only / Wednesday 5pm, 7pm

Dir. Kevin Kerslake - 2018 - 94m - No Matinees

It’s true, Joan Jett became mega-famous from the number-one hit "I Love Rock n Roll," but thats only part of the story. That fame intensified with the music video’s endless play on MTV, world tours and many hits to follow like "I Hate Myself for Loving You," but that staple of popularity can’t properly define a musician. Jett put her hard work in long before the fame, ripping it up onstage as the backbone of the hard-rock legends The Runaways, starting her record label out of the trunk of a car after being rejected by 23 labels, and influencing many musicians—both her cohort of punk rockers and generations of younger bands—with her no-bullshit style. Bad Reputation gives you a wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell you how it really was in the burgeoning ’70s punk scene and the rocky road to rock stardom decades on. Their interviews are laced with amazing archival footage. The theme is clear: Even though people tried to define Jett, she never compromised. She will kick your ass, and you’ll love her all the more for it.

“Certainly a good film that will entertain hardcore fans and those unfamiliar with Jett's music. Joan Jett truly is a remarkable human being.” - Anthony Ray Bench, Film Threat

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Love, Gilda - The New Gilda Radner Documentary!

Sep 28 to Sep 30
Friday to Sunday 4:15, 8:30

Dir. Lisa D'Apolito - 2018 - 86m

In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner reflects on her life and career. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with friends (Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer and Martin Short), rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda (Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Cecily Strong), LOVE, GILDA opens up a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.

Gilda Radner puts a smile on the faces of people who remember watching her as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, where she created and portrayed such now-classic comic characters as Roseanne Roseannadanna, Emily Litella and Lisa Loopner. She quickly rose to meteoric fame in television, movies and on Broadway, and was declared ‘one of America’s sweethearts.’ LOVE, GILDA, directed by Lisa D’Apolito, is a true autobiography, told in Gilda’s words and in her own voice. Working with the Radner Estate, D’Apolito unearthed a collection of diaries and personal audio and videotapes documenting her childhood, her comedy career, her relationships and ultimately, her struggle with cancer. This never-before-seen footage and journal entries form the narrative spine of the documentary, allowing Gilda to tell her own story-- through the laughter and sometimes the tears. Incredibly, she was able to find humor in even the darkest of times. Gilda’s spirit lives on in comedy as a female trailblazer who continues to inspire many present day comedic performers, including Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cecily Strong. Also interviewed are SNL original cast members-- Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman and Paul Shaffer-- as well as, Lorne Michaels (SNL creator and producer), Alan Zweibel (SNL writer), Stephen Schwartz (Broadway composer); Andrew Alexander (CEO of Second City) and long-time friend Martin Short. LOVE, GILDA opens up a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.

“Most crucially, D'Apolito allows her subject to guide the story from start to finish. Radner's gentle spirit and wise observations connect each chapter, bringing us into her life with an unusual intimacy.” - Elizabeth Weitzman, TheWrap

“Love, Gilda is a touching reminder of an iridescent star who shined brightly but for far too short a time. You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll leave the theater wanting to dive down the YouTube rabbit hole of Gilda Radner.” - Brandon Katz, New York Observer

“God bless Gilda Radner for having the foresight to know that people wanted to know her.” - Kate Erbland, indieWire

“Forty years later, her comedy looks more sublime than ever. As you watch "Love, Gilda," though, it becomes clear that what made Gilda Radner special - and uproarious - was her spirit: open, smiling, generous, euphoric.” - Owen Gleiberman, Variety

“A fond and funny, if brief, biography.”- John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

“To D'Apolito's credit, her film doesn't dwell on the sadness. Rather, it's a celebration of a performer who revolutionized comedy and inspired future generations.” - Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger

“Masterfully assembling the various elements into a ... profoundly entertaining whole, the director delivers the tribute that Radner deserves, however long it took to get here.” -Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail

“In the case of Love, Gilda, it's all there. Gilda Radner never knew Lisa D'Apolito, but Radner left the filmmaker one heck of a gift. And watching Gilda Radner perform is still a gift, and now she left us all one more.” - Mike Ryan, Uproxx

“Director Lisa D'Apolito does a fine job of coordinating the material and letting Radner speak for herself, confronting her body and health issues respectfully but not delicately.” - Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto

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Three Identical Strangers

Sep 28 to Sep 30
Friday to Sunday 6:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Tim Wardle - 2018 - 96m - No Matinees

Tim Wardle’s acclaimed documentary THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS is one of the very most amazing, incredible, remarkable true story ever told!

Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret –– a secret with radical repercussions for us all.

Winner of Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award, THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS is an exuberant celebration of family that transforms into a thriller with colossal implications and proof that life is truly is stranger than fiction.

“Wardle takes his audience on an engrossing, heartbreaking journey into the lives of three innocents whose lives became experiments for scientists on a quest to unravel how identity is shaped.” - Gayle MacDonald, Globe and Mail

“Zooms in on the nature versus nurture question that has entranced, irritated and boggled humans for centuries.” - Tom Long, Detroit News

“Blending excellent reporting and strong storytelling, this is a disturbing film truly stranger than fiction.” - Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

“A documentary with a story so outlandish it might well have been rejected by a Hollywood studio had a screenwriter pitched it as the basis of a fictional movie.” - Peter Howell, Toronto Star

“The less you know about Three Identical Strangers going in, the better, so don't read this part until after you've seen the movie. And you should see it, because it's brilliantly made and contains riveting material.” - Liz Braun, Toronto Sun

“We... come away with a deeper understanding of both the importance of nature and the awesome importance of loving, sensitive parenting.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

“A fascinating tale that reveals the truth behind the headlines - a truth you should now be fully prepared to learn.”- Dan Webster, Spokesman-Review 

“Devastating and profound, Three Identical Strangers is gripping docu-cinema in its rawest form.” - Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail

“Utterly captivating-an OMG story that truly has to be seen to be believed” - 

Max Weiss, Baltimore Magazine

“Engrossing, often enraging - proving, once again, that truth is stranger than fiction.” - Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate

“This is an astonishing documentary that will wring your heart while it bends your mind.” - Linda Cook, Quad City Times

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