Coming Soon

Generation Zapped

Jul 21
Saturday 1pm

Dir. Sabine El Gemayel - 2017 - 74m - All Seats Just $5

“A wifi classroom is like the inside of a microwave oven set at very low power. Children are exposed to that wifi radiation six hours every school day, five days a week, and for several months during the year.” - Magda Havas, Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Studies, Trent University, Canada

GENERATION ZAPPED investigates the potential dangers of prolonged exposure to Radio Frequencies (RF) from wireless technology; it’s effects on our health and well-being, as well as the health and development of our children. From its links to breast and brain cancer, to its associations with increased infertility and genetic mutations related to autism and ADHD, to newly developed illnesses, such as Electrical Hyper-Sensitivity (EHS).

Today we encounter a hundred thousand times the level of radiation from wireless technologies than we did decades ago. Yet the safety standards set by federal regulatory agencies are outdated. New wireless devices such as smart phones, tablets and baby monitors to the latest “Internet of Things” continue to enter the market without any proper pre-market testing or post-market monitoring. Too little is done to ensure public safety and awareness.

So how can we uncover the facts and reduce our exposure to limit the associated health risks during this technological revolution? GENERATION ZAPPED attempts to do just that.

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The Devil's Doorway

Jul 21
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Aislinn Clarke - 2018 - 77m - No Matinees

ONE SCREENING ONLY!

"The first horror film directed by a woman to be produced in Northern Ireland, The Devil's Doorway is best described as a melange of The Exorcist, The Magdalene Sisters, and The Blair Witch Project, a fantastic found-footage gothic chiller where evil, both divine and mundane, profanes the sacred." - SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

In October of 1960, Father Thomas Riley and Father John Thornton are sent by the Vatican to investigate a statue of the Virgin Mary weeping blood in a rural Irish convent, a "Magdalene laundry" that serves as a religious asylum for prostitutes, the mentally disabled, and unmarried pregnant women. In hopes of capturing photographic evidence of this apparent miracle, Father Thornton films their inquiry with a portable 16mm camera. 

However, the resident Mother Superior denies knowledge of any supernatural phenomenon. In addition, her impious views toward her wards, and the nuns cruel treatment of them, shock both priests. When the priests finally gather indisputable evidence of a potential miracle, it leads to an exhaustive search of the convent's grounds, where they discover Kathleen O'Brien, a 16-year-old pregnant girl exhibiting signs of demonic possession, leading the priests to question whether the omens witnessed have been the work of God or Satan. 

 “The ambiguity of the title is as important as the ambiguity of the ending -- and always, underscoring it, the understanding that there was nothing ambiguous about what was found beneath the ground in Tuam.” - Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

“[S]pooky as hell, with some biting commentary on the history of the Catholic Church and a setting that grows increasingly claustrophobic and menacing as the narrative deepens.” - Blake Crane, Film Pulse

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The Planet Of the Apes - 50th anniversary special of the original 1968

Jul 27 to Jul 28
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Franklin J. Schaffner - 1968 - 115m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS and BUBONICON 50 special - ALL SEATS JUST $6

SCREENPLAY BY ROD SERLING, STARRING KIM HUNTER, CHARLTON HESTON, RODDY MCDOWALL & MANY OTHERS!!  DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 50 !  ALL SEATS JUST $6

Complex sociological themes run through this science-fiction classic about three astronauts marooned on a futuristic planet where apes rule and humans are slaves. The stunned trio discovers that these highly intellectual simians can both walk upright and talk. They have even established a class system and a political structure. The astronauts suddenly find themselves part of a devalued species, trapped and imprisoned by the apes.

“By its appeal to both the imagination and the intellect within a context of action and elemental adventure, in its relevance to the consuming issues of its time...Planet of the Apes is that rare film which will transcend all age and social groupings.” - John Mahoney, Hollywood Reporter

“As illuminatingly bleak a statement on human hubris as a Hollywood superproduction has given us.”- Keith Uhlich, Time Out

“Planet of the Apes is an amazing film.” - Variety Staff

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Screenagers

Jul 28 to Jul 29
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Delaney Ruston - 2016 - 70m - All seats just $5

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. 

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

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Love, Cecil

Jul 30 to Aug 2
Monday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Lisa Immordino Vreeland - 2018 - 98m - No Matinees

Oscar-winning set and costume designer, photographer, writer and painter Cecil Beaton was not only a dazzling chronicler, but an arbiter of his time. From the Bright Young Things to the front lines of war to the international belle monde and the pages of Vogue and then onto the Queen’s official photographer, Beaton embodied the cultural and political changes of the twentieth century. In this tender portrait, director Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict) blends archival footage and photographs with voice over of Beaton’s famed diaries to capture his legacy as a complex and unique creative force. Dynamic and lyrical, LOVE, CECIL is an examination of Beaton’s singular sense of the visual, which dictated a style that set standards of creativity that continue to resonate and inspire today. Narrated by Rupert Everett.

"A fascinating doc about a 20th Century style-setter of the sort often remembered lovingly in Vanity Fair magazine. Beaton was a career self-inventor, who insinuated himself into the esthetic of every age from the '20s to the '70s.” - Jim Slotek, Original Cin

“Vreeland's willingness to include painful as well as flattering details is what gives Love, Cecil its punch.” - Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter

“What emerges here is a charming, prickly, and deeply self-critical artiste who probably lacked love but put every shade of feeling into his work. Perhaps that's why Beaton never fell entirely out of fashion.” - Ken Eisner, Georgia Straight

“Dreamy without being fussy, Love, Cecil is a handsome paean to its subject.” - Natalia Winkelman, Film Threat

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The King

Jul 30 to Aug 2
Monday to Thursday 3:30, 8:15

Dir. Eugene Jarecki - 2018 - 109m

"THE BEST RECENT FILM ABOUT HOW THE HELL WE GOT HERE;  AND MORE.  SO MUCH MORE." - David Ehrlich, IndieWire

Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, two-time Sundance Grand Jury winner Eugene Jarecki's new film takes the King's 1963 Rolls-Royce on a road trip from Memphis to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond. In this groundbreaking film, Jarecki paints a visionary portrait of the state of the American Dream and a penetrating look at how the hell we got here.A diverse cast of Americans, both famous and non,join the journey, including Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Chuck D, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Van Jones, Mike Myers, and Dan Rather, among many others.

"Hugely moving and enormously bombastic in a way that is pure Elvis." - The Wrap

“A meditation on the current American crisis . . . The two elements — America and Elvis — come together in ticklish, surprising ways that expand and delight your perceptions... Elvis, after all, may have lost his faith, but the difference between Elvis and America is that we still have time to get ours back.” — Owen Gleiberman, VARIETY

“Director Eugene Jarecki has built a well-deserved reputation for impeccably crafted, scrupulously researched and, above all, concisely argued and structured left-leaning documentaries . . . THE KING may be his most broadly appealing film so far.” — Leslie Felperin, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“An engaging, informative and impassioned journey.” — Sarah Ward, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

“A Rorschach test of a documentary that bombards the viewer with wildly conflicting takes on the meaning of Elvis Presley in American life.” — Jeremy Smith, BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH.

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Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti

Aug 3 to Aug 6
Friday to Monday 3:45, 8:15

Dir. Edouard Deluc - 2018 - 102m - France - In French & Polynesian with English subtitles

STARRING VINCENT CASSEL

French artist Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was an innovator of modern art, known for experimenting with bold color and distorted proportions, along with his contemporaries Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne. By 1891, Gauguin was already well-known in artistic circles, but had grown tired of the civilized world and its political and moral conventions. Leaving his wife and children behind, he ventures alone to Tahiti, consumed with a yearning for new inspiration. Pushing deep into the Tahitian jungle, Gauguin meets Tehura, his muse, who will consume his mind and inspire his most iconic works of art.

“A fascinating period in Gauguin's life to explore, and couple that with the remarkable lead performance by Cassel, and you're left with a biopic that's most definitely worth catching.” - Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys

“…a solid, poignantand engaging drama” - Mark Demetrius, FILMINK

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Aug 3 to Aug 6
Friday to Monday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Stephen Nomura Schible - 2018 - 102m - Some Japanese with English Subtitles - No Matinees

One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades. From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, his haunting awareness of life crises leads to a resounding new masterpiece. RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA is an intimate portrait of both the artist and the man.

"A portrait of an artist that's nearly as powerful and necessary as the artist himself." - David Elhrich, IndieWire

“One of the great documentaries about the creative process." — The Telegraph

“A portrait of an artist that’s nearly as powerful and necessary as the artist himself.” — IndieWire

“The fact that the man is a living freakin’ legend is undeniable.” — Rolling Stone

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Asperger's Are Us

Aug 4
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Alex Lehmann - 2016 - 82m - A Kayak New Mexico Special - All Seats $10 for the special fundraiser event!

In this coming of age documentary, four friends on the Autism spectrum whom have bonded through humor and performed as the comedy troupe "Asperger's Are Us" will prepare for one final, ambitious show before going their separate ways.

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

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Our House

Aug 4
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Anthony Scott Burns - 2018 - 91m - No Matinees

A machine that can bring back dead loved ones seems like a great idea…until you unleash the wrong spirits. When his parents are killed in a car accident, science wiz Ethan (Thomas Mann) must leave behind college and his girlfriend (Nicola Peltz) to care for his younger brother and sister. By day, he juggles the responsibilities of raising two kids; by night, he tinkers in the garage on an invention he hopes will change the world: a machine that can generate wireless electricity. He gets more than he bargained for, however, when the device awakens the dead souls that haunt the house. As Ethan and his siblings attempt to make contact with their parents, a horrifying realization sets in: not all the spirits in their midst may be friendly. This hair-raising science-fiction ghost story is a nightmare journey into a past that refuses to stay dead and buried.

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In The Last Days of the City

Aug 7 to Aug 9
Tuesday to Thursday 3:30, 8:15

Dir. Tamer El Said - 2018 - 118m - Egypt/Germany/Great Britain/United Arab Emirates - In Arabic with English subtitles

ALSO PLAYING AUGUST 14 TO 16

This film within a film is a haunting, lyrical chronicle of recent years in the Arab world, where revolutions seemed to spark hope for change and yield further instability in one stroke. Khalid Abdalla (The Kite Runner, The Square) plays the protagonist of Tamer El Said’s ambitious feature debut, a filmmaker in Cairo attempting to capture the zeitgeist of his city as the world changes around him—from personal love and loss to the fall of the Mubarak regime. Throughout, friends send footage and stories from Berlin, Baghdad, and Beirut, creating a powerful, multilayered meditation on togetherness, the tangible hold of cities, and the meaning of homeland. Shot in 2008 and completed in 2016, the film explores the weight of cinematic images as record and storytelling in an ongoing time of change. 

“Without doubt, the most important film in Egyptian cinema, if not Arab cinema, in a very long time” — Jean-Michel Frodon, Slate

"Majestic...a lionhearted elegy for the Egyptian capital, artistic heritage in the Arab world, inspired politics, and hope itself." — Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, Artforum

"Beautifully lensed and complexly edited in a dense patchwork of people, feelings and events." — Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

“A melancholic love-hate poem to Cairo and the role of filmmakers in any city in pain.” — Jay Weissberg, Variety

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No Date, No Signature

Aug 7 to Aug 9
Tuesday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Vahid Jalilvand - 2018 - 107m - In Iran - Farsi with English Subtitles - No Matinees

ALSO PLAYING AUGUST 14 TO 16

A seemingly minor traffic collision has far-reaching consequences in this story of a well-meaning medical examiner haunted by the death of a child he might have prevented. As the story unfolds, his fate becomes inextricably bound up with that of the grieving family. In only his second feature, Jalilvand coaxes brilliantly understated performances from a superb cast for this compelling, considered meditation on guilt and grief.

“Lensed with great sensitivity and style and superbly acted! The film is a visual pleasure.” – Hollywood Reporter

“A handsomely made, exceptionally well-played drama that largely works despite a few significant plot holes.” - Jay Weissberg, Variety

“Writer/director Vahid Jalilvand straddles both worlds as he weaves this complex psychological drama, showing sympathy for all his characters.” - Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

“Writer/director Vahid Jalilvand tells a tale about morality and integrity.” - Alan Ng, Film Threat

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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Aug 10
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Rawson Marshall Thurber - 2004 - 92m - ALL SEATS $8

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New Mexico Entertainment is excited to present the comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story starring Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Vince Vaughn. A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain.

“A hilariously worthy successor to the great goofball comedies of the late Seventies and early Eighties, movies like Caddyshack and Meatballs.” -Richard Roeper, 

“This masterpiece of modern cinema depends upon a single truism: A guy getting hit in the nuts a hundred times in a row is funny a hundred times.” - Peter Travers, Rolling StoneEbert & Roeper

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Summer 93

Aug 10 to Aug 13
Friday to Monday 3:30, 5:45, 8pm

Dir. Carla Simon - 2018 - 96m - Spain - In Catalan with English Subtitles

In the summer 1993, following the death of her parents, six years old Frida moves from Barcelona to the Catalan province to live with her aunt and uncle, who are now her new legal guardians. The country life is a challenge for Frida – time passes differently in her new home and the nature that surrounds her is mysterious and estranging. She now has a little sister for whom she has to take care of and has to deal with new feelings, such as jealousy. Often, Frida is naively convinced that running away would be the best solution to her problems. Yet, the family does what it can to achieve a fragile new balance and bring normality to their life. Occasional family outings to a local fiesta or a swimming pool, cooking or listening to jazz in the garden bring them moments of happiness. Slowly, Frida realizes that she is there to stay and has to adapt to the new environment. Before the season is over, she has to cope with her emotions and her parents have to learn to love her as their own daughter.

“A film that movingly looks at an orphaned six-year-old's loneliness and confusion without the usual dip into sentimentality… Striking a careful balance between narrative and atmosphere, the writer-director paints a vivid portrait of a light-filled summer when a little girl has to face the loss of her mother and integration into a new nuclear family.” - Jay Weissberg, VARIETY

"Childhood memoirs always are under threat from self-indulgence and sentimentality, but 1993 successfully sidesteps both, establishing Simon as a talent to watch… A delicately crafted, moving filmic memoir. True and captivating.” - Jonathan Holland, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“It might be with a child’s eyes that SUMMER 1993 relates the efforts of a six year-old trying to cope with grief, but it is with maturity, empathy and heartfelt emotion that it conveys the uncertain reality that follows." - Sarah Ward, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

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King Of Jazz

Aug 11 to Aug 12
Saturday and Sunday 1pm only!

Dir. John Murray Anderson - 1930 - 98m - ALL SEATS JUST $5

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-PRESENTATION

Made during the early years of the movie musical, this exuberant revue was one of the most extravagant, eclectic, and technically ambitious Hollywood productions of its day. Starring the bandleader Paul Whiteman, then widely celebrated as the King of Jazz, the film drew from Broadway variety shows to present a spectacular array of sketches, performances by such acts as the Rhythm Boys (featuring a young Bing Crosby), and orchestral numbers—all lavishly staged by veteran theater director John Murray Anderson. Presented here in the most complete form possible and restored to its original early-Technicolor glory, King of Jazz offers a fascinating snapshot of the way mainstream American popular culture viewed itself at the dawn of the 1930s.

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In The Last Days of the City

Aug 14 to Aug 16
Tuesday to Thursday 3:30, 8:15

Dir. Tamer El Said - 2018 - 118m - Egypt/Germany/Great Britain/United Arab Emirates - In Arabic with English subtitles

This film within a film is a haunting, lyrical chronicle of recent years in the Arab world, where revolutions seemed to spark hope for change and yield further instability in one stroke. Khalid Abdalla (The Kite Runner, The Square) plays the protagonist of Tamer El Said’s ambitious feature debut, a filmmaker in Cairo attempting to capture the zeitgeist of his city as the world changes around him—from personal love and loss to the fall of the Mubarak regime. Throughout, friends send footage and stories from Berlin, Baghdad, and Beirut, creating a powerful, multilayered meditation on togetherness, the tangible hold of cities, and the meaning of homeland. Shot in 2008 and completed in 2016, the film explores the weight of cinematic images as record and storytelling in an ongoing time of change. 

“Without doubt, the most important film in Egyptian cinema, if not Arab cinema, in a very long time” — Jean-Michel Frodon, Slate

"Majestic...a lionhearted elegy for the Egyptian capital, artistic heritage in the Arab world, inspired politics, and hope itself." — Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, Artforum

"Beautifully lensed and complexly edited in a dense patchwork of people, feelings and events." — Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

“A melancholic love-hate poem to Cairo and the role of filmmakers in any city in pain.” — Jay Weissberg, Variety

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No Date, No Signature

Aug 14 to Aug 16
Tuesday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Vahid Jalilvand - 2018 - 107m - In Iran - Farsi with English Subtitles - No Matinees

A seemingly minor traffic collision has far-reaching consequences in this story of a well-meaning medical examiner haunted by the death of a child he might have prevented. As the story unfolds, his fate becomes inextricably bound up with that of the grieving family. In only his second feature, Jalilvand coaxes brilliantly understated performances from a superb cast for this compelling, considered meditation on guilt and grief.

“Lensed with great sensitivity and style and superbly acted! The film is a visual pleasure.” – Hollywood Reporter

“A handsomely made, exceptionally well-played drama that largely works.” - Jay Weissberg, Variety

“Writer/director Vahid Jalilvand straddles both worlds as he weaves this complex psychological drama, showing sympathy for all his characters.” - Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

“Writer/director Vahid Jalilvand tells a tale about morality and integrity.” - Alan Ng, Film Threat

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How To Talk To Girls At Parties

Aug 17 to Aug 18
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. John Cameron Mitchell - 2018 - 103m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! $8 General / $6 Students

DOOR PRIZES BY THE MIGHTY BUBONICON 50 !

From the raucous dual imaginations of fantasy laureate Neil Gaiman (“American Gods,” Coraline) and glam-rock multi-hyphenate John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus) comes the electrifying and singular pop extravaganza film, How To Talk To Girls At Parties.  Enn (Alex Sharp) is a shy suburban London teenager in 1977, sneaking out with his best friends to after-hours punk parties. One night they stumble upon a bizarre gathering of sexy teenagers who seem like they are from another planet. In fact, they are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a mysterious rite of passage. That doesn’t stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan (Elle Fanning), a beautiful and rebellious alien teenager who, despite her allegiance to her strange colony, is fascinated by Enn. Together they embark on a delirious adventure through the kinetic punk rock world of 1970s London, inadvertently setting off a series of events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks vs. aliens, and test the limits of how far each of them will go for true love. 

“As the surface narrative becomes crazier and more unhinged, Mitchell stays focused on the film's many astute themes, including what it truly means to be a parent.”- Oktay Ege Kozak, Paste Magazine

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The Third Murder

Aug 17 to Aug 20
Friday to Monday 3:15, 8pm

Dir. Kore-eda Hirokazu - 2018 - 125m - Japan - In Japanese with English subtitles

The new film from internationally-acclaimed director Kore-eda Hirokazu is a powerfully moving story of a man struggling to find the truth while questioning his own faith in the law. Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defence of murder-robbery suspect. Shigemori’s chances of winning the case seem low - his client freely admits his guilt. As he digs deeper, he hears the testimonies of the victim’s family and the once confident Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all.

“MYSTERIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL...A COMPLEX AND ENGROSSING complex and engrossing examination of the truth... has the same clarity of thought and precision of image as his very best work.” - The Hollywood Reporter 

"SLEEK AND SUSPENSEFUL, DECEPTIVE AND PROFOUND, The Third Murder is an artful addition to the canon of modern-day crime drama, one whose core mysteries encompass more than just the case at hand." - Sight and Sound

"A POWERFUL, INTRICATELY CONSTRUCTED meditation on the mysteries of the heart, the elusiveness of truth and the injustices of the Japanese justice system, in which the scales are tipped in favor of the prosecution... A MASTERPIECE!" - The Japan Times

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What Will People Say?

Aug 17 to Aug 20
Friday to Monday 5:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Iram Haq - 2018 - 108m - Norway, Germany, Sweden - Norwegian and Urdu with English Subtitles - No Matinees

Sixteen-year-old Nisha (Maria Mozhdah) lives a double life. When out with her friends, she’s a normal Norwegian teenager. At home with her family, she is the perfect Pakistani daughter. But when her father (Adil Hussain) catches her alone with her boyfriend in her room, Nisha’s two worlds brutally collide. To set an example and escape the judgment of their peers, her parents send Nisha against her will to a small town in Pakistan to live with extended family. There, in an unfamiliar country surrounded by people she barely knows, Nisha must adapt to a rigid culture that denies her the freedoms she once enjoyed. Winner of Audience Awards at AFI Fest and the Les Arcs European Film Festival, What Will People Say is a tense and moving drama about women’s rights, immigrant identity, and familial duties. Based on director Iram Haq’s own experiences as a young Pakistani woman in Norway, it features an astounding debut by 18-year-old Mozhdah and a nuanced performance by veteran actor Hussain (Life of Pi).

"The kinetically shot film brims with authenticity and immediacy and benefits from a deeply sympathetic turn from sublime discovery Maria Mozhdah as the lead." – Alissa Simon, Variety

"An assured piece of storytelling made all the more gripping by the knowledge that it is autobiographical." – Allan Hunter, Screen International

"A brilliant, nuanced movie about female oppression." – Now Magazine

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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

ADVANCE ONLINE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

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!

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!  SUPRISE GIVEAWAYS & MISC. FUN TO BE ANNOUNCED!

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 !

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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