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Not Made In New Mexico - A Jeff Berg Special!

Sep 22
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

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

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

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

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

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

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Fiddlin'

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

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

ALSO PLAYING TUESDAY OCTOBER 1 THRU THURSDAY OCTOBER 3 AT SAME SHOW TIMES!

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

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

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

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

Dir. George T. Nierenberg - 1982 - 100m

ALSO PLAYING TUESDAY OCTOBER 1 THRU THURSDAY OCTOBER 3 AT SAME SHOW TIMES!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bauhaus Spirit - 100 Years of Bauhaus

Sep 26
Thursday 7pm only!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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David Crosby: Remember My Name

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

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

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

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

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

“UNBLINKING” - INDIEWIRE

“HONEST AND INSIGHTFUL” - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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

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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

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

Dir. Stanley Nelson - 2019 - 114m

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

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

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

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

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

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

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One Cut of the Dead

Sep 27 to Sep 28
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm

Dir. Shinichirou Ueda - 2019 - 96m - Japan - In Japanese with English Subtitles - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - $8 gen / $6 stu

WINNER - Audience Award AND Best Director, Fantastic Fest plus over 14 Audience Awards

DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF THE MIGHTY BUBONICON 52 !

"A-: the best zombie comedy since Shaun of the Dead. A euphoric ode to the chaos (and compromises) of genre filmmaking: it's the kind of movie that makes you want to pick up a camera, call some friends, and shoot the end of the world on your own terms." - DAVID EHRLICH, Indiewire

"Three films for the price of one- a terrific Japanese horror-comedy that proves there's somewhere the zombie apocalypse movie hasn't yet gone." - RICHARD KUIPERS, Variety

"Does something many, including this writer, didn't think was possible... it reinvents the zombie movie." - KATIE RIFE, AV Club 

A cast of relative unknowns, a brilliantly disguised low budget and an epic, 37-minute opening single take makes Shin'ichiro Ueda's feature debut a bright, breezy and laugh-out-loud hilarious zombie comedy. A film crew is shooting a zombie horror flick in an abandoned water filtration plant, allegedly used for human experiments by the military. Just as the director browbeats his actors and demands more special effects blood, a real zombie apocalypse erupts, much to his auteur delight. Packed with meta-movie references as mocking as they are loving, this relentless takedown of the Living Dead genre is a total blast.

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Fiddlin'

Oct 1 to Oct 3
Tuesday to Thursday 6:15pm only!

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

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

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

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

Oct 1 to Oct 3
Tuesday to Thursday 4pm, 8:15

Dir. George T. Nierenberg - 1982 - 100m

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

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

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

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

Quoting Willie Mae Ford Smith: “‘I just have a feeling within… You can’t help yourself. It goes between the marrow and the bones. I feel like I could fly’… [the film] has the same uplifting effect on its audience.” — Kathleen Carroll, New York Daily News

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

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The War At Home - 40th Anniversary Screenings!

Oct 4 to Oct 6
Friday and Saturday 7:45pm / Sunday 12:30pm only!

Dir. Glenn Silber & Barry Alexander Brown - 1979 - 100m - No Matinees

A newly restored documentary classic on the Vietnam War protest movement that's still so relevant!

BONUS!  DIRECTOR IN PERSON FOR ALL SCREENINGS & SUNDAY'S SHOW WILL BE A PARTIAL BENEFIT TO CLIMATE STRIKE ABQ!

“Meticulously constructed…One of the great works of American documentary moviemaking.” - Kent Jones, Film Comment & Director of the New York Film Festival

“Dramatic…The Classic Vietnam-Era Documentary. - Peter Canby, The New Yorker.com

“Evocative…Directors Silber and Brown accomplish a remarkable amount in 100 minutes, depicting the breadth of the antiwar movement not only in Madison but nationwide. It’s the sound and image of democracy in high gear, and at times like our own, the documentary serves as a reminder that pushing back, and speaking out, isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity…The movie remains a nuanced, evocative call to action" - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

“A Non-fiction Classic: Illuminating…the narrative offered…about the charged, escalating battleground that was the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison is an invaluable one. Never more so than today." - Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

“Influential…The War at Home hit audiences with an immediacy that even the great fictional Vietnam war movies of the time: The Deer Hunter, Coming Home and Apocalypse Now – could not match.” - San Francisco Chronicle

“Oscar Nominated…The War at Home documentary returns withmessage that still resonates… Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore tweeted that it is, ‘One of the best documentaries ever made’" - Detroit Free Press

“Madison’s turbulent decade has been superbly evoked by Glenn Silber and Barry Alexander Brown’s provocative, profoundly disturbing Academy Award-nominated documentary, The War at Home.” - Kevin Thomas, L.A. TIMES

“The War at Home is an extraordinary documentary about the last time we really needed to overcome…They never did have that 10th anniversary Woodstock concert, but maybe the feeling would have been something like the one in this film." - Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN TIMES

“In many respects, the “Best American Film of the Year” (1979)…This brilliant documentary on the Antiwar Movement is valuable contemporary history…What The War at Home demonstrates is that it’s possibly to cut through all the romantic nonsense about the Sixties and get to some approximation of fact…' - Bruce McCabe, BOSTON GLOBE

“Filmmaking with Extraordinary Power...” - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“This is Hometown, American is Revolt…not to be missed” - VARIETY

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A Faithful Man

Oct 6 to Oct 10
Sunday to Thursday

Dir. Louis Garrel - 2019 - 75m - France - In French with English subtitles

Nine years after she left him for his best friend, journalist Abel (Louis Garrel) gets back together with his recently widowed old flame Marianne (Laetitia Casta). It seems to be a beautiful new beginning, but soon the hapless Abel finds himself embroiled in all sorts of drama: the come-ons of a wily jeune femme (Lily-Rose Depp), the machinations of Marianne’s morbid young son (Joseph Engel), and some unsavory questions about what exactly happened to his girlfriend’s first husband. Shifting points of view as nimbly as its players switch partners, the sophomore feature from actor/director Louis Garrel—co-written with the legendary Jean-Claude Carrière—is at once a beguiling bedroom farce and a playful inversion of the patriarchal tropes of the French New Wave.

“Steeped in New Wave lore… capturing [Paris] in a late-60s time warp, with pairs of ravishing lovers roaming the streets.” – Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

“Dramatically dazzling. Taps into the French New Wave while attributing the lion’s share of the relationship power not to a man, but to a woman.” – France 24

“It can’t be overstated the simple pleasures of something that’s genuine but never cringe-inducing, and light but never sugary.” – Ethan Vestby, The Film Stage

“A pleasant confection. Playfully ruminates on how matters of the heart consume people.” – Tim Grierson, Screen International

“As delicate and delightful as a well-whipped meringue: light, fluffy, sweet and delectable.” – Bedatri Datta Choudhury, Vague Visages

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Before You Know It

Oct 6 to Oct 10
Sunday to Thursday

Dir. Hannah Pearl Utt - 2019 - 98m

Stage manager Rachel Gurner still lives in her childhood apartment—along with her off-kilter actress sister, Jackie; eccentric playwright father Mel; and deadpan preteen niece Dodge—above the tiny theatre they own and operate. Level-headed and turtleneck-wearing Rachel is the only thing standing between her family and utter chaos. Then, in the wake of a sudden family tragedy, Rachel and Jackie learn their presumed-deceased mother is actually alive and thriving as a soap-opera star. Now the sisters’ already-precarious balance turns upside down, and Rachel must figure out how to liberate herself from this surreal imbroglio.

"A refreshing comedy... A noteworthy work from an upcoming dynamic duo, co-writers Hannah Pearl Utt and Jen Tullock, who have a chemistry that you want to see in more films, especially if they're like Before You Know It." - RogerEbert.com

"Engrossing and entertaining... A strong debut that pushes the boundaries of what movies made from the female gaze can mean to audiences of all kinds." - The Hollywood Reporter

"A low-key charmer that promises great things from the pair." - Indiewire

"A surefooted debut that promises writing partners Utt and Tullock, who have previously collaborated on their web series “Disengaged” and the Sundance short “Partners,” are as dramatically competent as they are sweetly sardonic. If there’s any justice in the world of festivals, this will open a lot of doors for its creators, who have eccentric chops worthy of a place among indie comedy greats like Noël Wells, Jenny Slate, and Natasha Lyonne." - The Playlist

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WAY OUT WEST FILM FEST - The 17th Annual Southwest LGBTQ Film Festival

Oct 11 to Oct 20
Friday to the following Sunday

2019 - A Closet Cinema Production! NO REGULAR GUILD PASSES WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT!!

ADVANCE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT SELF SERVE TOYS!  CHECK BACK HERE SOON FOR ALL THE INFO, LINEUP, ETC. !

NOTE:  "DAY OF" (SAME DAY) ADVANCE TICKETS WILL WILL BE AVAILABLE ONE HOUR BEFORE SHOWTIME ON THEIR RESPECTIVE DAYS AT OUR BOX OFFICE OFFICE. 

TICKET ADMISSION - $11 General Admission / $9 SWGLFF members / $40 four movie punch card / $75 eight movie punch card / $125 full movie festival pass for all screenings.  For more info click here

The only event of its kind in New Mexico! Since its founding in 2003 and celebrating its 17th fabulous year, WAYOUT WEST FILM FEST (formerly Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Fest) has presented more than 400 films and has grown to be one of the state's largest festivals, highlighting a rich diversity of gay, lesbian and transgender culture.

CLOSET CINEMA is an Albuquerque based nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing queer cinema in an attempt to highlight the richness of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience. They serve our diverse communities by producing the Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and other events.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show

Oct 18 to Oct 19
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Jim Sharman - 1975 - 100m - Tickets are $25 ($15 for your ticket, $10 for a prop bag) NOTE: THIS IS AN 18 YEARS OR OLDER EVENT!

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

Another chance to re-live a classic that you'll never forget!  PRIDE & EQUALITY MAGAZINE presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show for its Ninth year. A full cast and props will be provided to make your Rocky experience something truly amazing. Costumes are always encouraged and make sure you yell out as audience participation is always encouraged.

It's the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet (Susan Sarandon) encounter a problem when their car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry) a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the 'Time Warp', Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy.

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Honeyland

Oct 21 to Oct 24
Monday to Thursday

Dir. Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska - 2019 - 85m - In Macedonian and Turkish with English subtitles

The Most Awarded Film out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival!

Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice. The most awarded film out of this year's Sundance Film Festival, HONEYLAND is an epic, visually stunning portrait of the delicate balance between nature and humanity that has something sweet for everyone.

"The opening minutes of HONEYLAND are as astonishing as anything I’ve ever seen in a movie." - New York Times

"A perfect piece of nonfiction filmmaking" - Indiewire

"An unforgettably intimate look at an endangered tradition" - Hollywood Reporter

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Los Reyes

Oct 21 to Oct 24
Monday to Thursday

Dir. Bettina Perut & Iván Osnovikoff - 2018 - 78m - Chile - In Spanish with English subtitles

In Santiago, Chile, Chola and Football are two homeless dogs – who aren’t homeless at all. Scrappy, adorable mutts, they live in Los Reyes, the city’s oldest skateboard park, kept company by dozens of teenage boys who are constantly in motion. (Surely the film’s title also refers to the dogs, truly kings of their quirky world.) One dog constantly schleps around a deflated football (or golf ball or empty soda bottle); the other romps alongside him day and night. The voices of the young skaters, set against the noises of the city, form a soundscape: bragging, complaining, joking, sharing the daily experiences of working-class kids. One day, two dog houses miraculously appear in the park – just in time to provide shelter for the coming winter. A touching film about the mysteries and joys of friendship: 2-legged on wheels and 4-legged on the ground.

"An extraordinary film. Wonderful. Full of striking compositions that make the ordinary beautiful." — Jonathan Romney, Film Comment 

"One of the best dog films I've ever seen. I want to watch it again, and again, and again." — Alex Billington, Firstshowing.net

“Football and Chola will capture your heart. — Peter Debruge, Variety

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The Mountain

Oct 25 to Oct 29
Friday to Tuesday

Dir. Rick Alverson - 2019 - 106m

From the director of THE COMEDY starring Jeff Goldblum, Denis Lavant, Udo Kier and Tye Sheridan!

Set against the 1950’s "golden age" of American male supremacy, an introverted young photographer (Tye Sheridan) joins a renowned lobotomist (Jeff Goldblum) on a tour to promote the doctor’s recently-debunked procedure. As he increasingly identifies with the asylum’s patients, he becomes enamored with a rebellious young woman (Hannah Gross) and lost in the burgeoning New Age movement of the west. Also starring Denis Lavant and Udo Kier.

"A hallucinatory nightmare of loneliness, alienation, and Oedipal desire. Boasts shades of Stanley Kubrick and Yorgos Lanthimos even as it carves out its own peculiar, penetrating identity." – Nick Schager, Esquire

“A beautiful… singular portrait of America’s fractured identity.” – Eric Kohn, Indiewire

“Genuinely menacing. A near-hypnotic pall of strangeness.” – Guy Lodge, Variety

"Mesmerizing. Weirdly beautiful." – Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

"Brilliant, blistering." – Andrew Lapin, NPR

"Visually transfixing." – Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

“Dark and visionary.” – Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

“Surreally gorgeous. Replete with unsettling, rewarding pleasures.” – Leonard Goi, MUBI

"Gorgeously rendered... an unsettling trip through the 20th century American psyche." – David Fear, Rolling Stone

“Shimmeringly surreal. Lanthimos meets Roy Andersson meets a heavy dose of lithium.” – Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

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The Sound of Silence

Oct 25 to Oct 29
Friday to Tuesday

Dir. Michael Tyburski - 2019 - 87m

STARRING Peter Sarsgaard, Rashida Jones, Tony Revolori & Austin Pendelto!

There are a symphony of almost undetectable sounds that make up a moment of silence, and Peter Lucian (Peter Sarsgaard) is determined to catalogue them all. Through his job as a New York City “house tuner,” the hyper-methodical Peter works meticulously to diagnose the discordant ambient noises—produced by everything from wind patterns to humming electrical appliances—adversely affecting his clients’ moods. When he takes on the particularly difficult case of Ellen (Rashida Jones), a lonely woman plagued by chronic exhaustion, Peter finds that the mysteries of the soul may be even greater than the mysteries of sound. A quietly moving portrait of a harmony-obsessed man learning to embrace the dissonances of human emotion, The Sound of Silence invites viewers to hear the world with fresh ears.

"Anchored by a superbly modulated performance by the always intriguing Peter Sarsgaard, is fascinating, original and, yes, deeply resonant." - Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

"Sarsgaard beautifully suggests preternatural calm as this lone prophet of sonic sanity in the cacaphony of the Big Apple." - Roger Moore, Movie Nation

"Ambitious, tonally intriguing comedic drama" - Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com

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Poltergeist - the original 1982 classic!

Oct 26 to Oct 27
Saturday and Sunday at 1pm only!

Dir. Tobe Hopper - 1982 - 114m - All Seats $8

Advance tickets available by clicking this link!

“They're here.” 

Seeming almost whimsical at first, playing stack-the- chair games in the Freelings kitchen ... Then things turn darker. A storm erupts, a tree attacks and little Carol Anne Freeling is whisked into a spectral void. As her family confronts horrors galore and fights to bring the youngster back, something else is here too: a new benchmark in Hollywood ghost stories. Producers Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall and director Tobe Hooper head the elite scream team of this classic whose nerve-jangling effects include floating phantasms, the fiercest monster ever to pop out of a closet and an entire house collapsing into nothingness. Welcome to Home Sweet Haunted Home.

Presale ticket holders will be entered to win prizes including a custom poster created by artist Jon Sanchez.

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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The Black Cat - as part of our BELA LUGOSI vs. BORIS KARLOFF Halloween double feature!

Oct 30 to Oct 31
Wednesday and Thursday

Dir. Edgar G. Ulmer - 1934 - 70m - No Matinees

DOUBLE FEATURED (THAT'S 2 MOVIES FOR ONLY PRICE, FOLKS!) WITH THAT OTHER 30's CLASSIC THE RAVEN!

"Sumptuously subversive... one of the very best horror movies Universal ever made." - Tony Rayns, Time Out

From the great, ingenously resourceful director Edgar G. Ulmer (DETOUR, BLUEBEARD, STRANGE ILLUSION) comes this classic!  This first cinematic teaming of horror greats Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi is a bizarre, haunting, and relentlessly eerie film that was surprisingly morbid and perverse for its time. Peter (David Manners) and Joan Allison (Julie Bishop) are honeymooning in Budapest when they meet mysterious scientist Dr. Vitus Verdegast (Lugosi) aboard a train. When the trio's bus from the train station gets into an accident, the young couple accompanies Verdegast to the castle of the spectral Hjalmar Poelzig (Karloff), an architect and the leader of a Satanic cult. Poelzig's treachery in World War I caused the deaths of thousands of his and Verdegast's countrymen, as well as Verdegast's own internment as a prisoner of war. While Verdegast was detained, Poelzig married first his wife, who later died, then his daughter. Now Verdegast has come back for retribution, and the honeymooners are trapped in the two men's horrifying battle of wits. Corpses preserved in glass cases, frightening Satanic rituals, and a climactic confrontation in which one of the characters is skinned alive add to the film's pervasive sense of evil and doom, along with the stark black-and-white photography by John Mescall that makes Poelzig's futuristic mountaintop mansion even more disturbing. Karloff and Lugosi are both excellent, with Lugosi doing a rare turn as a good guy, albeit one who has gone off the rails!

"The interplay between Karloff and Lugosi is mesmerizing." - Matt Brunson, Film Frenzy

"This bizarre, utterly irrational masterpiece, lasting little more than an hour, has images that bury themselves in the mind." - Philip French, Observer (UK)

"This timeless classic is a testimony to the craft of director Edgar G Ulmer before his career lurched into the quickie arena." - Alan Jones, Radio Times

"Edgar G. Ulmer's grandest danse macabre, a magnificently sustained trance." - Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

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The Black Cat - as part of our BELA LUGOSI vs. BORIS KARLOFF Halloween double feature! poster

The Raven - as part of our BELA LUGOSI vs. BORIS KARLOFF Halloween double feature!

Oct 30 to Oct 31
Wednesday and Thursday

Dir. Lew Landers - 1935 - 62m - No Matinees

DOUBLE FEATURED (THAT'S 2 MOVIES FOR ONLY PRICE, FOLKS!) WITH THAT OTHER 30's CLASSIC THE BLACK CAT!

A brilliant but deranged brain surgeon seeks revenge on the woman who spurned his marriage proposal in this well-performed chiller. With the help of an escaped convict, he traps the girl, her father, and her boyfriend in his Edgar Allan Poe-inspired torture chamber.

"An impressive horror yarn that borrows a Poe title but then heads off in its own direction." - Matt Brunson, Film Frenzy

"Vintage 'delicious torture'" - Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

"An enduring entertainment, especially for Lugosi fans." - Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastiquee

"Creepy, atmospheric doings headlined by Karloff and Lugosi." - Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com

"Lugosi is resplendent in his crisp formal attire as he spouts melodramatic dialogue, while Karloff skulks around trying to terrify with his crumpled countenance." - Staci Layne Wilson, Horror.com

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The Raven - as part of our BELA LUGOSI vs. BORIS KARLOFF Halloween double feature! poster