Coming Soon

MOTLEY COLLECTIVE- A Variety Show!

May 24
Thursday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. various talent - NOW! - 75m approx. - A mere $5 admission for all this fun!

A NEW MEXICO ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE EVENT!  

New Mexico's hottest variety show featuring some of the greatest talents the state has to offer!  

Hosted by Royal A. Wood III !  

Guests: 

Magic: Chris Zaccara

Burlesque: Venus de Folie

Comedy: Nicholas Starr and Kevin Baca

Music: Ashes of Jupiter 

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Let the Sunshine In

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RBG - the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary!

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

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

Thanks to co-sponsors Office of Equity and Inclusion, City of Albuquerque / Southwest Women’s Law Center / Alice Tomlinson Lorenz, Lorenz Law / Angelica Hall, Law Office of Angelica Hall / Louren Oliveros, Gorence & Oliveros / Tiffany Oliver Leigh, Leigh & Doughtery / Rebecca Kitson, Rebecca Kitson Law / Modrall Sperling Law Firm !

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

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

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

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

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

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Alivestock

May 26
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

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

Presented by Junkyard Night Productions!

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

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ROOT

May 27
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Adrian H Molina - 2018 - 60m approx. - All Seats $8

ROOT is a feature-length film set within a series of dreamscapes. The Dreamer takes the viewer through a 13-part narrative set in the mountain west and southwest.  The story begins at dawn, and runs through the course of a day, into nightfall.  We end the journey full-circle with the birth of a new day. We also find that time and space are non-linear, and that life is filled with creative possibilities at every turn.  The film blends genres of experimental and documentary filmmaking, music video and silent film. The integrative filmmaking approach speaks to the future of film, prompting action that jumps off the screen. Inspired by Chicano, Mestizo, Toltec, and Afrofuturist traditions, ROOT integrates artistic threads of surrealism, DIY grit, cultural futurism, and meta-realism.

About the Artists: 

Adrian H Molina aka Molina Speaks is an artist, musician, writer, poet, and filmmaker.  Molina is a cultural futurist, living word architect, and human bridge.  His first film ROOT is an independent venture that premiered in his home city of Denver, Colorado on March 31st, 2018.  ROOT then captured the Premio Ometeotl Award for New Media at its film festival debut at Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center XicanIndie Film Fest. In addition to his own music, poetry and film work, Molina performs regularly with Chicano Afrobeat orchestra Pink Hawks and punk/hip-hop act Roots Rice and Beans.  Molina was named a 2017 Mastermind by Westword Magazine—Denver’s premiere entertainment publication.  Molina recently garnered two Best of Denver 2018 Awards: Best New Band (Roots Rice and Beans), and Best Place to Find the Future of the Music Business, for his role in developing and coordinating Youth on Record’s new Fellowship Program. He is a recipient of an Imagine 2020 Award by the City of Denver.  Visit www.ROOTtheFilm.com for more. 

Sheree "lovemestiza" Brown 

Sheree is a writer, herbalist, and Afrofuturist, who has independently launched her first book of poetic prose titled "lovemestiza."  A self-described “Woman of many colors,” she reflects on her journey as a Black woman and Chicana with mixed “Mestiza” and Indigenous roots.  Her four-part book also traces her experiences becoming a mother, and healing from intergenerational, personal, and social traumas.  In addition to poetry and prose, lovemestiza contains polaroids, quotes, and original plant-based medicinal recipes crafted by la “lovemestiza” herself.  Find out more about her work at www.Lovemestiza.com 

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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Jun 1
Friday 10pm screening with preshow

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

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

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

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

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

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

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The Birdcage

Jun 1
Friday 7:30pm screening with preshow

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

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

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

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

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

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Anything

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

Dir. Timothy McNeil - 2018 - 93m

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

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

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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

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

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

SPECIAL TALK/Q&A WITH LOCAL FRIDA MILES AT THE CLOSING NIGHT JUNE 5th SCREENING!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Making of A King

Jun 2
Saturday 1pm

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

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

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

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ALBUQUERQUE FILM & MUSIC EXPERIENCE 2018

Jun 6
Wednesday

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018

3:00PM – 4:45PM

Battlefield: Home - Breaking the Silence

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

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

5:30PM – 7:30PM  

NARRATIVE SHORT COMEDIES

Lady Lillian

The Dinner Scene

Hole Punch

Match

House Rules

Rendez-vous with God

Dad Band

Sam Did It

8pm 

BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE - free screening!  

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ALBUQUERQUE FILM & MUSIC EXPERIENCE 2018

Jun 7
Thursday

2018

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THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018

3:00PM – 5:00PM

Blind Audition (screening with Circular Resonance)

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

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

Circular Resonance

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

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

 

5:30PM – 7:30PM

Mount Liptak (playing with Arkabutla, Ashes)

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

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

Arkabutla

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

Ashes

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

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

 

8:00PM – 10:00PM

Death Van (screening with Up to Snuff)

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

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

Up to Snuff

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

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

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ALBUQUERQUE FILM & MUSIC EXPERIENCE 2018

Jun 8
Friday

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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018

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

Look Inside

VACANCY

A Drawing

Out in the Sun

KANJO feat. NOVAA - Melody Of Need

El Bodeguero

Love Me feat Leah Leyva

Grow Old

Cheshi/Sentimental

Soma & Lil

 

5:15PM – 7:00PM

Gaelynn Lea - The Songs We Sing

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

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

The Lion

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

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

 

7:30PM – 9:30PM

One Bedroom

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

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

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

Jun 8
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

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

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

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

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

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ALBUQUERQUE FILM & MUSIC EXPERIENCE 2018

Jun 9
Saturday

2018

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SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018

4:00PM – 6:00PM

Before Breakfast

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

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

Sinatra in Palm Springs - The Place He Called Home

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

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

 

6:30PM – 9:00PM

Return Safely

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

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

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

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

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

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Limelight

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

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

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB SPECIAL CO-PRESENTATION!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Fascinating" - Guy Lodge, Variety

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The Swan

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

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

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

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

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Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pyewacket

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

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

DOOR PRIZES BY THE MIGHTY BUBONICON 50 !

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

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

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

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

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The Guardians

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

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

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

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

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

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Falling Down

Jun 16
Saturday 1pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lives Well Lived - FINAL ENCORES!

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

Dir. Sky Bergman - 2018 - 72m

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

"Heart warming and inspiring!"-L.A. Yoga Magazine

"Extraordinary and uplifting!"-William Wolf, New York Calling

"A heartfelt reminder that for many, age is js just a number"-Robert Abele, L.A. Times 

"A joy to see!"-ItsJustMovies.com

"Their stories are eventful and moving"-Mark Jenkins, Washington Post

 "A beautiful movie...will give you hope and perspective!"-Santa Monica Daily Press

"Joyous!"-Easy Reader News

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Mrs. Hyde - ENCORES!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ava

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mary Shelley

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

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

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

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

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

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Drilling Mora County - ENCORE SCREENING!

Jun 23
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

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

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

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

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Survivor's Guide To Prison

Jun 24
Sunday 12:30pm ONLY!

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

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

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

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

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Revolting Rhymes

Jun 26 to Jun 30
Tuesday to Saturday 4:30, 6pm

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

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

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

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The Misandrists

Jun 26 to Jun 30
Tuesday to Saturday 8pm ONLY!

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

SPECIAL TALK/Q&A WITH LOCALS SERA MILES AND BUNNIE CRUSE AT CLOSING SHOW ON FRIDAY JUNE 29th!

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

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

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

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

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Hairspray - 30th Anniversary Special Screenings!

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

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

DOOR PRIZES BY THE MIGHTY BUBONICON 50 !

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

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

 

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The Great Silence - 50th Anniversary restoration!

Jun 30 to Jul 1
Saturday and Sunday 1pm

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

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

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

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

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

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