Coming Soon

A Feast Of Man

Nov 17
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Caroline Golum - 2018 - 82m - No Matinees

When a wealthy New York playboy dies unexpectedly, his five closest friends are summoned to his country home for a viewing of his video will. Each one will become a millionaire overnight, if they can unanimously agree to consume his dead body.

Starring: Frank Mosley as Ted Hughes, Jesse Rudoy as Richard "Dickie" Hamilton, Chris Shields as Wolf Zabar, Jr., Marleigh Dunlap as Arletty, Laurence Bond as Gallagher, Zachary Fleming as James, the Butler, Lloyd Kaufman as Wolf Zabar, Sr., Jennifer Golum as "Ranger" Sue

View Trailer

A Feast Of Man poster

Furry Burque Film Festival - a benefit for Second Chance Animal Rescue

Nov 17
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Various - NOW - 100m approx. - All Seats $8

A BOOFY'S BEST FOR PETS SPECIAL PRESENTATION!

Boofy's Best for Pets proudly presents the inaugural Furry Burque Film Festival, showcasing short films about our furry friends! The festival is a fundraising benefit for Second Chance Animal Rescue, Inc., New Mexico, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping displaced animals have a second chance at happiness.

Certificates and nominal prizes will be awarded to 1st ($100 Visa gift card), 2nd ($75 Visa gift card), and 3rd ($50 Visa gift card) place films as decided by audience vote. However, everyone who enters is a winner for supporting animal rescue!

Furry Burque Film Festival - a benefit for Second Chance Animal Rescue poster

CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY

Nov 22
Thursday

Happy day & night to you & your friends, families, co-horts & so on!

Back in action Friday November 23 with the  Argentinian crime drama EL ANGEL and the South Korean thriller BURNING (BEONING) 

CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY poster

Burning (Beoning)

Nov 23 to Nov 26
Friday to Monday 7:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Chang-dong Lee - 2018 - 148m - South Korea - In Korean with English subtitles - No Matinees

The searing examination of an alienated young man, Jongsu (Ah-in Yoo), a frustrated introvert whose already difficult life is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit: first, Haemi (newcomer Jong-seo Jun), a spirited woman who offers romantic possibility, and then, Ben (Steven Yeun, THE WALKING DEAD, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU), a wealthy and sophisticated young man she returns from a trip with.  When Jongsu learns of Ben’s mysterious hobby and Haemi suddenly disappears, his confusion and obsessions begin to mount, culminating in a stunning finale.

“As it dips into murder-mystery territory, then something more quiet and philosophical, Chang-dong writes a story both expected and surprising.” - Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail

“A movie that makes you reconsider all the other times you called movies haunting because this one gets under your skin in completely unexpected ways.” - Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

“A character study that morphs, with masterly patience, subtlety and nary a single wasted minute, into a teasing mystery and eventually a full-blown thriller.” - Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“Lee Chang-dong's dexterity with the telling minutiae of human interactions ensures that Burning makes for an emotionally gripping film.” - Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

“Keeps twisting back on itself, charting the path of a man waking up to the world, only to find that it won't stop messing with him.” - Eric Kohn, indieWire

“This slow burn cooks.” - Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

View Trailer

Burning (Beoning) poster

El Angel

Nov 23 to Nov 26
Friday to Monday 5pm ONLY!

Dir. Luis Ortega - 2018 - 119 - Argentina - In Spanish with English subtitles - No Matinees

CO-PRODUCED BY PEDRO ALMODOVAR!  SPECIAL THANKS TO THE LOCALLY ORGANIZD LATINO FILM FESTIVAL CINE MAGNIFICO!

Buenos Aires, 1971. Carlitos is a seventeen-year-old youth. As a young boy, he coveted other people's things, but it wasn't until his early adolescence that his true calling -- to be a thief -- manifested itself. When he meets Ramon at his new school, Carlitos is immediately drawn to him. Together they will embark on a journey of discoveries, love and crime.

“Ortega's unapologetic punk attitude translates in the film's highly entertaining and seductive style ... consistently dazzles.” - Manuela Lazic, Cinema Scope

“A stylish period piece boasting solid performances, colorful visuals and a terrific vintage soundtrack.” - Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

“With its charismatic leads, sexual ambiguity, and chooglin' soundtrack of early '70s Argentinian rock, it's as entertaining as crime dramas get.” - Pat Padua, Washington City Paper

View Trailer

El Angel poster

Howard the Duck - the 1986 Golden Raspberry winning quacker!

Nov 23 to Nov 24
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Willard Hyuck - 1986 - 101m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! - $8 general / $6 students

CO-SPONSORED BY LOBO ANIME & COMICS WITH DOOR PRIZES BY THEM & THE MIGHTY BUBONICON 51 !

“A fun and fast paced piece of eighties schlock…” - Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed

From executive producer George Lucas (!) and the pages of Marvel Comics comes this unbelievably cheese fest comedy about a fast-talking, cigar-chomping, beerloving duck from a parallel universe who crashes to Earth and somehow winds up in Cleveland. As Howard attempts to return to his own planet, he falls in love with rock singer Beverly Switzler (Lea Thompson, Back to the Future) and must battle an evil invader known as the Dark Overlord. This wacky, elaborately produced spoof of life, love, comic books and horror movies featuring those 80s special effects is pure late night good times.

ALSO STARRING TIM ROBBINS & JEFFREY JONES!

View Trailer

Howard the Duck - the 1986 Golden Raspberry winning quacker! poster

My Name Is Nobody - OUR SPAGHETTI WESTERNS SERIES BEGINS!

Nov 24 to Nov 25
Saturday and Sunday 1pm

Dir. Tonino Valerii - 1973 - 114m - Italy - No Matinees

PARTIALLY SHOT IN NEW MEXICO!  SPECIAL INTRO BY LOCAL FILM HISTORIAN/JOURNALIST JEFF BERG AT THE SUNDAY SHOW!

SPECIAL THANKS TO ITALIAN FILM FESTIVALS OF NM!

Produced by western legend Sergio Leone (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) this is one rollicking shoot-`em-up! Young, ambitious gunman Nobody (They Call Me Trinity's Terence Hill) sets his eye on his idol, gunslinger Jack Beauregard (Once Upon a Time in the West's Henry Fonda), who's intent on sailing off into retirement. Deciding his hero should go out with guns blazing, Nobody sets him up for a showdown with a pack of the deadliest bad guys in the West, triggering an unforgettable finale that's become an action comedy legend.

“A classic film with a stunning soundtrack and a pretty magnetic and elegiac personality.” -  Alberto Abuín, Espinof

View Trailer

My Name Is Nobody - OUR SPAGHETTI WESTERNS SERIES BEGINS! poster

Life and Nothing More

Nov 27 to Nov 30
Tuesday to Friday 6pm only!

Dir. Antonio Mendez Esparza - 2018 - 114m - No Matinees

CO-SPONSORED BY THE NM BLACK HISTORY ORGANIZING COMMITTEE!

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD WINNER | BEST FEMALE LEAD NOMINATION - FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS / FIPRESCI Prize and SIGNIS Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival, 2017 / Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival, 2017 Special Award, Feroz Awards, 2018

In his remarkable second feature, Spanish-born filmmaker Antonio Mendez Esparza follows-up his debut drama Aquí y allá with another sensitive portrait of a struggling family. Stressed by her job in a diner, single mother Regina (Regina Williams) is raising her two children in northern Florida. When her 14-year-old son Andrew (Andrew Bleechington) has another brush with the law, she worries he’ll wind up in prison like his father. Méndez Esparza employs documentary-style realism in this snapshot of race, class and the bonds of family in contemporary America.

“A powerfully executed, richly human study of the challenges facing a black working-class family.” – Jonathan Romney, ScreenDaily

“A heartbreaking performance by Regina Williams… a first-timer and an utter revelation in one of the most compelling performances of the year.” – Nick James, Sight and Sound

View Trailer

Life and Nothing More poster

Of Fathers & Sons

Nov 27 to Nov 30
Tuesday to Friday 3:45, 8:30

Dir. Talal Derki - 2018 - 99m - In Arabic with English subtitles

Grand Jury Prize, World Documentary – Sundance Film Festival

After his Sundance award-winning documentary Return to Homs, Talal Derki returned to his homeland where he gained the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera focuses primarily on the children, providing an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up with a father whose only dream is to establish an Islamic caliphate. Osama (13) and his brother Ayman (12) both love and admire their father and obey his words, but while Osama seems content to follow the path of Jihad, Ayman wants to go back to school. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for World Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, Of Fathers and Sons is a work of unparalleled intimacy that captures the chilling moment when childhood dies and jihadism is born.

"An admirably audacious feat of documentarian access... a glimpse into the gradual radicalization of young males and the deep community ties which underpin the process." – Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

"A chilling look at extremism on its home front. A vital addition to the cultural picture of the Syrian conflict." – Daniel Schindel, The Film Stage

"Clear, vivid and unshakeable. An intrepid, cold sweat-inducing study of Jihadi radicalization in the home from celebrated Syrian docmaker Talal Derki... adeptly blending sensationalism with domestic intimacy, and sincerely eye-opening in its portrayal of inherited Islamist fervor." – Guy Lodge, Variety

View Trailer

Of Fathers & Sons poster

The House That Jack Built - the Unrated Lars von Trier Director's Cut!

Nov 28
Wednesday 12:30pm, 10:30 ONLY!

Dir. Lars von Trier - 2018 - 153m - No Matinees

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

STARRING Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman, Bruno Ganz, Riley Keough, Sofie Grabol

1970s USA. We follow the highly intelligent Jack through 5 incidents and are introduced to the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view. He views each murder as an artwork in itself, even though his dysfunction gives him problems in the outside world. Despite the fact that the final and inevitable police intervention is drawing ever near (which both provokes and puts pressure on Jack) he is – contrary to all logic – set on taking greater and greater chances. Along the way we experience Jack’s descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge – a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and in-depth explanations of, for Jack, dangerous and difficult maneuvers. The film had its world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

“Not just a deliciously gory film, it may also be Lars von Trier's funniest film to date.” - Rafael Motamayor, Bloody Disgusting

“Depraved, troubling but always compelling with a career best performance by star Matt Dillon.” - Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium

“I laughed out loud at regular intervals...it was fascinating on screen.” - Lisa Nesselson, France24

“There's no question he (Matt Dillon) delivers an impactful movie monster, with darting eyes and a toothy smile that makes Jack at once seem empathetic and bonkers.” - Eric Kohn, indieWire

View Trailer

The House That Jack Built - the Unrated Lars von Trier Director's Cut!  poster

'The Love That Would Not Die' and 'The Love That Would Not Die 2 - Synthesize Me'

Nov 30
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Devon Hawkes Ludlow - 2018 - 75m approx. - Director in person! All seats $10 for this double feature!

Double feature! 

‘The Love That Would Not Die 1’ 

“Shot with an iPhone, some clip lights, this puppet powered post apocalyptic musical introduces Stan, the sole survivor of the zombie apocalypse, his loyal Sock Dog, his ex-girlfriend turned zombie Lydia, and a time-traveling Kid who holds the secret to ending the zombie plague - a Kid whose very blood can transform zombies into singing dancing rock stars.”  view a trailer here

‘The Love That Would Not Die 2 - Synthesize Me’ 

' Old friends, catchy tunes, better lighting.'  

Prepare to be amazed as award-winning cult madness of this punk rock puppet musical series continues in The Love That Would Not Die part 2 of 1, ‘Synthesize Me’. Picking up from the cliffhanger of the last episode, ‘Synthesize Me’ follows Stan and Sock Dog as they try to rescue the Kid, get Stan back to gather with his ex, save the world from a pharmaceutical zombie apocalypse and banal club music, all while keeping a positive attitude; to do so they’ll need supernatural help in the form of underground music legend Space Lady (as herself). But will it be enough to counter the terrifying new dangers of deranged scientist Jartek and glam punk rock diva Lydia?  View a trailer at here

'The Love That Would Not Die' and 'The Love That Would Not Die 2 - Synthesize Me' poster

Museo - The Largest Heist In Mexico's History!

Dec 1 to Dec 5
Saturday to Wednesday 3:30, 7:45

Dir. Alonso Ruizpalacios - 2018 - 128m - Mexico - In Spanish & English with English subtitles

Well into their 30s, Juan Nuñez and Benjamín Wilson still can’t seem to finish veterinary school or leave their parents’ homes. Instead, they wallow in comfortable limbo in the district of Satelite, Mexico City’s version of an American suburb. On a fateful Christmas Eve, however, they decide it’s finally time to distinguish themselves by executing the most infamous cultural artifacts heist in all of Mexican history.

Excusing themselves from the traditional family dinners and seizing on the holiday’s lax security – not to mention the sheer improbability of their crime – they loot Mexico’s iconic National Anthropology Museum of its most precious pieces and embark upon a misadventure that will forever change their lives.

The magnitude of the theft exceeds the amateur thieves’ expectations, and by the very next morning they realize, too late, the full scope and implications of their actions. Stumbling through the next steps of their ill-conceived plan, they leave everything behind and set off on a journey that takes them from the Mayan ruins of Palenque to the decadent underworld of Acapulco Bay in a futile effort to fence treasures so valuable and recognizable that no one dares acquire them.

Inspired by true events, and shot on never-before filmed locations in Mexico, MUSEO is a sardonic cautionary tale that underscores the old adage: you don’t know what you have until you lose it.

“A fun, stylish, singular heist flick that's about so much more than the theft itself.” - Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

“There is a touch of magic in "Museo," a sense of wonder and curiosity that imparts palpable excitement.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“There's nobody better than [director] Alonso Ruizpalacios... to address this event in Mexican history.” - Andrea G. Bermejo, Cinemanía (Spain)

“Pure magic.” - Carlos Díaz Reyes, Vanguardia (Mexico)

View Trailer

Museo - The Largest Heist In Mexico's History! poster

OT: Our Town

Dec 1
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Scott Hamilton Kennedy - 2003 - 76m - Free but seating is limited!

A FAMOUS AMERICAN PLAY IN AN INFAMOUS AMERICAN TOWN!  

A MOTHER ROAD THEATER COMPANY SPECIAL!

Against all odds, the first theatrical production in over 20 years at Dominguez High School is going to be Thornton Wilder’s American classic, "Our Town." The kids at this Compton school are about to experience more than a culture clash, as they discover the educational and social value of theater. This Academy Award-shortlisted documentary tells a tale of the human spirit and its strength against any forces that try to limit it. Where Wilder wrote about little Grover’s Corners, this documentary exemplifies how Our Town is every town: Our Town is Compton.

“SHORT-LISTED,” ACADEMY AWARDS, BEST DOCUMENTARY / NOMINATED FOR INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD, BEST DOCUMENTARY / WINNER, JURY PRIZE BEST DOCUMENTARY, LA FILM FESTIVAL / WINNER, AUDIENCE AWARD, PALM SPRINGS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL / WINNER, AUDIENCE AWARD, ASPEN FILMFEST / WINNER, CRYSTAL HEART AWARD, HEARTLAND FILM FESTIVAL / WINNER, BEST DOCUMENTARY, SANTA MONICA FILM FESTIVAL / WINNER, BEST DOCUMENTARY, NEW YORK INT’L LATINO FILM FESTIVAL / HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS AWARD, NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (NEA)

“A documentary about an unlikely combination of play and players has the power to change lives and attitudes.” - Kenneth Turan, LOS ANGELES TIMES

"A moving and illuminating glimpse that smashes the ganster stereotypes of Compton.  An underdog tale par excellence!" - David Ansen, NEWSWEEK

"Terrific fun! OT: our town is lively and touching." - Elvis Mitchell, NEW YORK TIMES

“A glowing demonstration of the power of language, of art, and of community.” - Moira Macdonald, THE SEATTLE TIMES

“It’s a movie that will break your heart and put it back together again several times over!” - Brent Simon, ENTERTAINMENT TODAY

“The most triumphant and human story to reach screens in a long time!” - Luke Thompson, THE PHOENIX NEW TIMES

"Smart, funny, and deeply moving, a Los Angeles that’s never been put on film! The film’s greatest strength, aside from its winning subjects, is Kennedy’s deft editing skills."  - Ernest Hardy, LA WEEKLY

"Extraordinary! Constantly surprises… Pure filmmaking savvy… An instant Classic!" - Ronnie Scheib, VARIETY

“Outstanding! A vivid coming-of-age drama…genuinely uplifting!”  - Paul Shermam, THE BOSTON HERALD 

“Kennedy documents with skill and compassion, avoiding the pitfalls of sentimentality and victimology. He and his likable "cast" deserve a standing ovation!” - David Sterritt, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

“The most truthful "backstage" film in ages… a hugely inspiring portrait of human persistence!” - Jeffrey M. Anderson, SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER

View Trailer

OT:  Our Town poster

Wildlife

Dec 1 to Dec 5
Saturday to Wednesday 5:30pm only!

Dir. Paul Dano - 2018 - 104m - No Matinees

PAUL DANO'S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT!  Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould & Bill Camp

Elegantly adapted from Richard Ford's novel of the same name, Carey Mulligan (MUDBOUND, AN EDUCATION) delivers one of her finest performances to date as Jeanette, a complex woman whose self-determination and self-involvement disrupts the values and expectations of a 1960s nuclear family. Fourteen-year-old Joe played by newcomer Ed Oxenbould, is the only child of Jeanette (Mulligan) and Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal)--a housewife and a golf pro--in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job--and his sense of purpose--he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother's struggle as she tries to keep her head above water. With precise details and textures of its specific time and place, WILDLIFE commits to the viewpoint of a teenage boy observing the gradual dissolution of his parents' marriage.

“A jewel of eloquent understatement.” - Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

“(A) portrait of family life is much like the director's many onscreen performances - understated, sad-eyed, deeply affecting.” - Bob Mondello, NPR

“There is a dreamlike quality to actor Paul Dano's debut film as a director, one where everyday things and places are imbued with otherworldly beauty and time seems to stand still.” - Oliver Jones, Observer

“A small-scale gem with a haunting final image, Paul Dano's debut feature "Wildlife" is the story of a 1960s family quietly imploding.” - Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

“An intelligent, low-key and satisfying film with a rare respect for every character.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

View Trailer

Wildlife poster

The Fencer - The True Story of Endel Nelis, Estonia's Legendary Fencing Master

Dec 2
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Klaus Haro - 2015 - 99m - Estonia - In Estonian & Russian with English subtitles - All Seats Just $5

A DUKE CITY FENCING SPECIAL!  Q&A TO FOLLOW SCREENING!

A young man, Endel Nelis, arrives in Haapsalu, Estonia, in the early 1950s. Having left Leningrad to escape the secret police, he finds work as a teacher and founds a sports club for his students. Endel becomes a father figure to his students and starts teaching them his great passion – fencing, which causes a conflict with the school’s principal. Envious, the principal starts investigating Endel’s background…

Endel learns to love the children and looks after them; most are orphans as a result of the Russian occupation. Fencing becomes a form of self-expression for the children and Endel becomes a role model. The children want to participate in a national fencing tournament in Leningrad, and Endel must make a choice: risk everything to take the children to Leningrad or put his safety first and disappoint them.

“Suffused with gorgeous cinematography, this sharp-sweet drama is a pleasure to watch.” – Kate Muir, The Times of London

“Well-acted, smoothly crafted.” – Justin Chang, Variety

“An affecting portrait of a decent man who risks his life to uphold a bond of trust with his students.” – Marilyn Ferdinand, Chicago Reader

View Trailer

The Fencer - The True Story of Endel Nelis, Estonia's Legendary Fencing Master poster

The 2018 International Uranium Film Festival

Dec 6
Thursday only!

Dir. various - 2018 - varies - FREE BUT SEATING IS LIMITED!

The International Uranium Film Festival returns to the Diné Nation with additional screenings throughout New Mexico!

The issue of nuclear power is not only an issue of the Navajo Nation, who suffered for decades because of uranium mining. All people should be informed about the risks of uranium, nuclear weapons and the whole nuclear fuel chain, states International Uranium Film Festival’s Director Norbert G. Suchanek. In an effort to keep people informed and aware, particularly during this critical time of escalating nuclear threats, the International Uranium Film Festival returns to the U.S. Southwest.

Festival partners and co-organizers of the Uranium Film Festival in the American Southwest are the New Mexico Social Justice and Equity Institute, New Mexico Health Equity Partnership, McKinley Community Health Alliance, Red Water Pond Road Community Association, Santa Fe Community Foundation, SW Indigenous Uranium Forum and the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment (MASE).

6:30 pmDII’GO TO BAAHAANE:  Three Stories about Water - 33 min 

USA, 2012, 37 minutes, Produced by Deborah Begel. Co-Directed by Deborah Begel and David, Lindblom, Navajo with English subtitles - This documentary is a four part meditation on the Navajo people’s problems with contaminated drinking water. Nearly one out of three people in the Navajo Nation struggle with this issue. Four Stories About Water opens with a waterfall of people who reveal the scope of water contamination problems on Navajo lands, from the health problems that were likely caused by uranium tailings left uncovered to the view of water as “a spiritual element” to the fact that 30% of the Navajo people don’t have access to safe water.

Tale of a Toxic Nation - 13 min (Red Water Pond Road Community on Navajo Nation) 

Too Precious to Mine - 10 min (Grand Canyon)

7:30 Panel discussion - With Film Maker Shri Prakash and local community activists.

8:30 - Nabikei (Footstep) 66 min (Acoma, Laguna and Diné)

India, 2017, Documentary, Director Shri Prakash.  The American Southwest - especially the sovereign Indigenous nations of Acoma, Laguna and the Diné or Navajo Nation - have a long history of uranium mining. Once home to a booming economy and proudly called the Uranium Capital of the World, these Indian reservations and poor White communities are now littered with old mines, tailings dams, and other uranium contamination, which is the legacy of this deadly industry. Contaminated land, water, and air have left these poor communities helpless. And new mining companies continue to disregard the health and environment of these people with the lure of a better economy, jobs and new In Situ Leach uranium mining methods. Unfortunately, this is the same sad story repeated in other parts of the world including India, but in India it is the government itself undertaking the enterprise and repeating the same degradation in Jadugoda (Jharkhand).

The 2018 International Uranium Film Festival poster

Border

Dec 7 to Dec 10
Friday to Monday 3:30, 5:45

Dir. Ali Abbas - 2018 - 101m - Sweden, Denmark - Swedish with English subtitles

Based on a short story by “Let the Right One In” author John Ajvide Lindqvist — BORDER centers on a Swedish customs officer with an uncanny sense of smell, thrown into a moral and personal quandary over a suspicious traveler that upends the world as she knows it.

BORDER is Sweden's official entry for best foreign-language film at the 2019 Academy Awards.

"An exciting mix of romance, Nordic noir and supernatural horror." - Variety

"Melander is joyful and heartbreaking, warm and chilling...a performance that deserves a long, deep examination and appreciation" - Slashfilm

"Mesmerizing in its initial oddness and develops into a complex, richly satisfying piece of storytelling" - Screen International

View Trailer

Border poster

Driver X

Dec 7 to Dec 10
Friday to Monday 8pm ONLY!

Dir. Henry Barrial - 2018 - 98m - No matinees

STARRING  Patrick Fabian ("Better Call Saul") plus Tanya Clarke, Desmin Borges, Oscar Nunezm Travis Schuldt & Melissa Fumero!

BONUS:  Patrick Fabian to speak at the Friday night screening with local radio 102.5 Coyote dj extraordinaire Erica Viking!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

PLUS!!!  SPECIAL SURPRISE "Better Call Saul" & OTHER PRIZE GIVEAWAYS!!

Unemployed husband and father Leonard (Better Call Saul’s Patrick Fabian) is an unapologetically old school guy living in a tech-addled world. In order to make ends meet, he plunges headfirst into the brave new world of the gig economy as a driver for DriverX, a popular rideshare service. Roaming the streets of Los Angeles by dark, Leonard finds himself drawn into a sex, alcohol, and Tinder-fueled night world where the next person to get in your car could be anyone: your new best friend, your worst nightmare, or even your next lover. Cuttingly funny and perceptive, DriverX is a timely, all-too-real look at finding your footing in the age of digital disruption.

View Trailer

Driver X poster

Scrooged - the 1988 Bill Murray Classic!

Dec 7
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Richard Donner - 1988 - 101m - All Seats $8

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!  DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 51 !

New Mexico Entertainment brings you a special holiday screening of Scrooged. In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.

“Murray is magnificent in the film, the effects are better than you'd expect, and the 1988 version of Hollywood excess is almost quaint by comparison with the CGI purgatory we live in today.” - Sean Nelson, The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

“Murray, it's clear today, was the perfect Scrooge of the '80s.” - Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com

“A perfectly entertaining yuletide comedy this certainly is.” - Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy

“Bill Murray is the one of the greatest screen Scrooges in this 1980s updating.” - Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid

View Trailer

Scrooged - the 1988 Bill Murray Classic! poster

Safety Last - the great silent era genius Harold Lloyd!

Dec 8 to Dec 9
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor - 1923 - 73m - All seats just $5

AN ABQ FILM CLUB SPECIAL CO-PRESENTATION!  

BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED 1920s COMEDY CLASSIC, THAT ONE OF HIM HANGING ONTO THE ARMS OF THE CLOCK!   BONUS - A TWO REELER OF LUPINO LANE, PERHAPS THE MOST ACROBATIC OF THE SILENT ERA CLOWNS!

The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin is the sweet innocent, Keaton the stoic outsider, but Lloyd—the modern guy striving for success—is us. And with its torrent of perfectly executed gags and astonishing stunts, Safety Last! is the perfect introduction to him. Lloyd plays a small-town bumpkin trying to make it in the big city, who finds employment as a lowly department-store clerk. He comes up with a wild publicity stunt to draw attention to the store, resulting in an incredible feat of derring-do on his part that gets him started on the climb to success. Laugh-out-loud funny and jaw-dropping in equal measure, Safety Last! is a movie experience par excellence, anchored by a genuine legend.

“A masterpiece.” - David Ehrlich, Film.com

“The other great silent comics defined their own worlds; Lloyd lives dangerously in ours.” - Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

View Trailer

Safety Last - the great silent era genius Harold Lloyd! poster

Persona

Dec 11 to Dec 13
Tuesday to Thursday 4pm, 8:15

Dir. Ingmar Bergman - 1966 - 83m - Sweden - In Swedish with English subtitles

By the midsixties, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema’s most unforgettable images. But with the radical Persona, he attained new levels of visual poetry. In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman, Liv Ullmann plays a stage actor who has inexplicably gone mute; an equally mesmerizing Bibi Andersson is the garrulous young nurse caring for her in a remote island cottage. While isolated together there, the women undergo a mysterious spiritual and emotional transference. Performed with astonishing nuance and shot in stark contrast and soft light by Sven Nykvist, the influential Persona is a penetrating, dreamlike work of profound psychological depth.

“One of the screen's supreme works and perhaps Ingmar Bergman's finest film.” - Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

“[A] masterpiece.” - J. Hoberman, Village Voice

“Hardcore surrealism is rarely this enjoyable.” - David Jenkins, Little White Lies

View Trailer

Persona poster

Searching For Ingmar Bergman

Dec 11 to Dec 13
Tuesday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Margarethe von Trotta - 2018 - 99m - Germany & France - In German, Swedish, French, Spanish with English subtitles - No Matinees

ALSO PLAYING DECEMBER 18 TO 20!

“Margarethe von Trotta's documentary reminds us of the reasons for Bergman's continued influence on cinema today.” - Pat Brown, Slant Magazine

On the 100th anniversary of his birth, internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta examines Ingmar Bergman's life and work with a circle of his closest collaborators as well as a new generation of filmmakers. This documentary presents key components of his legacy, as it retraces themes that recurred in his life and art and takes us to the places that were central to Bergman's creative achievements.

"Explores and champions Bergman's artistic legacy but also captures a very human portrait of a complex man." - Screen Daily

"A Valentine from one director to another." - Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

“An engaging and accessible look at one of the most important figures in cinema." - Sheila O'Malley, RogerEbert.com

“What you're left with is one filmmaker's love affair with another's work, a prism for other beams of light to shine through.” - David Fear, Rolling Stone

“Because Bergman's auteur status is frequently coded as patriarchal, seeing him and his work though the lens of a female filmmaker is salutary.” - Glenn Kenny, New York Times

“It's a piece both thorough and enchanting --  it's a must for Bergman fans.” - Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

“A well-deserved love letter to master iconoclastic Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.” - Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews

View Trailer

Searching For Ingmar Bergman poster

Christmas Evil - John Waters' fave Xmas movie newly restored!

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

Dir. Lewis Jackson - 1980 - 94m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! $8 general / $6 students with i.d.s

DOOR PRIZES BY THE MIGHTY BUBONICON 51 !

"THE TAXI DRIVER OF CHRISTMAS MOVIES!" - Jim Knipfel, DEN OF GEEK

When he was a boy, Harry idolized Santa Claus, but one Christmas Eve, he witnessed something horrifying that forever shattered his innocent understanding of Santa. Now an adult, Harry wants to embody the pure Santa Claus that he grew up loving. He works at a toy factory and keeps records of who's been naughty and nice, but the spirit of Christmas isn't what it used to be and he can't take it. So, garbed in his red suit, Harry decides that the only thing he can do is to become Santa himself and make all of the naughty townspeople pay...in blood!

“Don’t be surprised if it doesn’t become one of the movies you traditionally watch each year around the holiday season.” - Todd Martin, Horrornews.net

View Trailer

Christmas Evil - John Waters' fave Xmas movie newly restored! poster

Liyana

Dec 14 to Dec 17
Friday to Monday 6:15pm ONLY!

Dir. Aaron Kopp & Amanda Kopp - 2017 - 77m - Swaziland, Qatar & US - No Matinees

Five Swazi orphaned children turn their past trauma into creative fuel for an original collective fairytale, in which they send a young girl on a dangerous quest.

"Gorgeous. Unlike any documentary you've ever seen before." - Entertainment Weekly

"Lyrical.  As bright and captivating as it is poignant." - Hollywood Reporter

"Brilliant.  The World desperately needs to see more stories like this." - Shadow and Play

"True art.  Shot through with equal parts trauma and hope." - Los Angeles Times 

“A spirited testament to the power of creativity - not only as a source of strength and joy, but as a way to access buried emotions.”- Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

“Sweetly entertaining despite the horrors it hints at, Liyana is a snapshot of a larger story with plenty of potential for a happy ending.”- Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

“A Swazi wonder.” - Roger Moore, Movie Nation

The visually innovative documentary is a testament to the healing power of storytelling.” - Sophia Stewart, Nonfics

“An innovative blend of documentary and animation that tells a moving story of resiliency and the power of imagination.” - Loren King, AWFJ Women on Film

View Trailer

Liyana poster

Matangi Maya M.I.A.

Dec 14 to Dec 17
Friday to Monday 4pm, 8pm

Dir. Steve Loveridge - 2018 - 95m - UK/US

Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.

“An illuminating and enjoyable portrait of one of the most interesting pop musicians of this century who, even after this, remains inscrutable in many of the ways that matter.” - Raju Mudhar, Toronto Star

“It is fascinating to watch M.I.A. develop into middle-age as, inevitably, the sum of her own best efforts.” - Tom Keogh, Seattle Times

“Loveridge celebrates the mashup aesthetic that enabled the artist to find a voice, and reveals that reconciling contradictions... is key to both Arulpragasam's music and the life she's constructed with audacity and wit.” - 

Serena Donadoni, L.A. Weekly

“Inspires deep respect for the fierce and independent artist she is.” - Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times

“It is the synthesis of these contradictions, and how they've illuminated M.I.A.'s career path that makes up the spine of Loveridge's fascinating portrait.” - Piotr Orlov, NPR

“We get a searing intimate portrayal of M.I.A./Maya, with the documentary as her heartfelt diary and manifesto.” - Katie Driscoll, CineVue

View Trailer

Matangi Maya M.I.A.  poster

High Desert Screening

Dec 16
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. various - 2018 - 120m approx. - Only $5 cash / $8 for credit card purchase

High Desert Screening is a collaboration of aspiring New Mexico Film Makers working together to bring a showcase to share their projects for one and other and the public to entertain, educate, and inspire New Mexico's unique theatrical and visual arts scene.

The following films from a diverse group of creators, spanning the genres of retro sci fi, dramatic, suspenseful, comedy and music videos.

Presented by Carmen Dahlman

OPENING:  GITANO Euro-Latino music (10:00)

TRAILERS

Midnight Shanghai (0:51) Directed by Ricky Lee - Wu Chen is on the run from the Chinese railroad work camp. Ela and Gopan friend with Wu Chen brother. Try to save her before the sheriff finds her. The sheriff and Ela share a deep and dark past.

Runaway (1:38) Directed by Anton Kozikowski - Based on the surge in artificial intelligence in the business arena. Runaway explores the idea of a cyborg companion robot designed for personal services who thinks is human.

Close your eyes (1:14) Directed by Diana Ippolito - Tells the story of Virginia, a free-spirited photographer, who is fiercely attacked by flock of birds while taking photographs in the woods. Terrified and bloodied, she finds refuge in a secluded cabin owned by Ed, a Native American. His puzzlement and concern is amplified when two hikers, Sarah and Annabel, also seek shelter at the cottage. As the avian onslaught mercilessly continues, the group experiences mounting dread. Are the mysterious heartbeats that begin to torment the quartet a result of the unrelenting anxiety of the bird attacks, or a sign of group madness?

BIOGRAPHY

Victoria Martinez (3:45) Directed and produced by Anton Kozikowski

MUSIC VIDEOS

Dulce Recuerdo (3:32) Directed by Carmen Dahlman

When the sun goes down (3:02) Directed by Anton Kozikowski

Nina (1:52) Directed by Paul J. Lucero - Nina's mother was regarded as the best fighter in the world, holding 16 titles defenses at three different weight classes. However, after her mother is involved in a car crash, Nina runs away from home with her brother, Benjamin. Now broke, homeless and lonely, they struggle to make a living in ABQ. Everything goes wrong, until an old friend Omar, stumbles upon them. Omar quickly realizes Nina can be the greatest fighter , but Nina has to see it in herself first.

MUSIC (10:00)

Today (t.b.a.)  Directed by Rebekah Wiggins

Matter of Black  (6:54) Directed by Robert Dugan

SIGH (8:35) Directed and produced by Carmen Dahlman

“Relative Strangers – a link that can't be broken”. Two strangers at odds evolve their conflict into a friendship to be tested by trial and tragedy.

Dinner Guest - Scarlet, a struggling single mom, gets a terrifying visit from a young addict while home alone.

Shotgun (16:13)

Mrs Murphy's Confession (26:00) - Unable to connect with her distant husband and eight grown children, Marjorie Murphy tries helping out at Church. She is given responsibility to prepare a group of teen drop-outs for confirmation. Instead, a confrontation over morality presses Mrs. Murphy to articulate convictions she didn't know she had. This leads to a crisis of faith, and a shamefully exhilarating private moment. A playful and distinctive short film that portrays an awkward journey, and raises taboo questions with no thought of delicacy.

The Keeper (6:34) Directed by Carmen Dahlman

High Desert Screening poster

Searching For Ingmar Bergman

Dec 18 to Dec 20
Tuesday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Margarethe von Trotta - 2018 - 99m - Germany & France - In German, Swedish, French, Spanish with English subtitles - No Matinees

“Margarethe von Trotta's documentary reminds us of the reasons for Bergman's continued influence on cinema today.” - Pat Brown, Slant Magazine

On the 100th anniversary of his birth, internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta examines Ingmar Bergman's life and work with a circle of his closest collaborators as well as a new generation of filmmakers. This documentary presents key components of his legacy, as it retraces themes that recurred in his life and art and takes us to the places that were central to Bergman's creative achievements.

"Explores and champions Bergman's artistic legacy but also captures a very human portrait of a complex man." - Screen Daily

"A Valentine from one director to another." - Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

“An engaging and accessible look at one of the most important figures in cinema." - Sheila O'Malley, RogerEbert.com

“What you're left with is one filmmaker's love affair with another's work, a prism for other beams of light to shine through.” - David Fear, Rolling Stone

“Because Bergman's auteur status is frequently coded as patriarchal, seeing him and his work though the lens of a female filmmaker is salutary.” - Glenn Kenny, New York Times

“It's a piece both thorough and enchanting --  it's a must for Bergman fans.” - Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

“A well-deserved love letter to master iconoclastic Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.” - Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews

View Trailer

Searching For Ingmar Bergman poster

Wild Strawberries

Dec 18 to Dec 20
Tuesday to Thursday 4pm, 8:15

Dir. Ingmar Bergman - 1957 - 92m - Sweden - in Swedish with English subtitles

Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg—masterfully played by the veteran filmmaker and actor Victor Sjöström—is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and make peace with the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies, dreams and nightmares, Wild Strawberries dramatizes one man’s remarkable voyage of self-discovery. This richly humane masterpiece, full of iconic imagery, is one of Ingmar Bergman’s most widely acclaimed and influential films.

“An archetypal Ingmar Bergman film, and one of his best.” - Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

“One of Bergman's warmest, and therefore finest films.” - Geoff Andrew, Time Out

“Wild Strawberries is to my mind a far more complete and interesting film than the much over- praised Seventh Seal, for the simple reason that it says something negative.” - Isabel Quigly, The Spectator

“Gunnar Fischer's photography becomes ever more luminous and Sjöström's performance grows in greatness.” - David Parkinson, Empire Magazine

View Trailer

Wild Strawberries poster

Prospect

Dec 21 to Dec 22
Friday and Saturday 11pm ONLY!

Dir. Zeek Earl and Christopher Caldwell - 2018 - 100m - No Matinees

The SXSW-winning space-western!

A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father's greed-addled judgment, the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape.

“The defiantly lo-fi "Prospect" is a smartly entertaining throwback that doesn't need a Marvel movie's worth of CGI to make its point.” - Cary Darling, Houston Chronicle

“The film balances genre thrills with a detailed depiction of prospecting on an alien world, created via a mix of practical locations (shot in a damp Northwestern forest) and some psychedelic digital backdrops.” - Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

“It's rare to see a sci-fi movie that genuinely has a true grit to it.” - Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com

“It is a visually dazzling and thrilling adventure of a movie, and one which could be just the beginnings of an elusive career for its directors Christopher Caldwell and Zeek Earl.” - David Fontana, Film Inquiry

View Trailer

Prospect poster

Sex Madness Revealed!

Dec 21 to Dec 23
Friday to Sunday 3:30, 9:30pm

Dir. Tim Kirk - 2018 - 67m

“Notorious comedian Patton Oswalt and renowned magician Rob Zabrecky star in Tim Kirk’s (Director’s Commentary) latest experiment in how to tell tales of terror. Taking the form of an audio commentary that plays out over the little known 1938 STD propaganda film Sex Madness, the voice of a persnickety film blogger interviews the descendant of the original motion picture’s director who harbors a nefarious secret. 

Director Tim Kirk has taken the 1938 exploitation film—Sex Madness— that warns teens about the dangers of syphilis and added a commentary that tells a horrific and hilarious story of mad doctors, conspiracy theories, and the desperation of a filmmaker with a crooked agenda. Patton Oswalt delivers a memorable vocal performance as a film critic unraveling all the "truths" of the making of the film. This will be one of the most unique experiences you will have at the theater this year or maybe decade.” - Austin Other Worlds Film Festival

View Trailer

Sex Madness Revealed! poster

Swimming With Men

Dec 21 to Dec 23
Friday to Sunday 5pm, 7:15

Dir. Oliver Parker - 2018 - 97m - UK

His job is a drag, his wife may be cheating on him, and he’s not getting any younger. Accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) is simply treading water when he discovers a newfound sense of purpose thanks to an unexpected source: a group of similarly stuck-in-a-rut guys who have found camaraderie and self-worth through synchronized swimming. Sure, they may be a bit paunchy, but they’re determined to prove they have what it takes to be a whirling, twirling, scissor-kicking aquatic dream team. And they’ve set their sights on the ultimate prize: the world championship. Showcasing the sharp wit of The Trip series’ Rob Brydon, Swimming With Men is a big-hearted, delightfully offbeat ode to answering your calling, no matter where you are in life.

“Parker draws perfectly pitched performances from his well-chosen cast.” - Matthew Bond, The Mail on Sunday (UK)

“The film moves quite easily from bittersweet tones to feel-good larkiness.” - Edward Porter, Sunday Times (UK)

View Trailer

Swimming With Men poster

Shiraz - the grand 1928 romantic India epic restored!

Dec 26 to Dec 30
Wednesday to Sunday 4:15, 8:15

Dir. Franz Osten - 1928 - 105m - UK, German, India

Recently rediscovered and beautifully restored by the British Film Institute, SHIRAZ is a feast for the eyes and ears. A lavish Indian-British-German coproduction, it combines legend and history to tell the rousing, romantic tale of a child princess orphaned by a bandit attack and raised by the humble family of the love-struck potter Shiraz. She is then kidnapped and sold as a slave in a Mughal palace, where the growing love between her and the prince saddens the still loyal Shiraz and arouses the jealousy of a general's scheming daughter. Conceived by producer/star Himansu Rai and based on a play by Niranjan Pal, this predominantly Indian production is notable for its respectful treatment of Indian and Muslim culture. Filmed entirely on location in India, the backgrounds, from desert vistas to ornate palaces, are dazzling, and this silent film is greatly enhanced by a gorgeous new orchestral score by renowned composer and sitarist Anoushka Shankar.

“The crowd scenes and the location work in this film are a real marvel, and there is great tenderness to its final act.” - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

View Trailer

Shiraz - the grand 1928 romantic India epic restored! poster

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Dec 26 to Dec 30
Wednesday to Sunday 6:30pm

Dir. Arwen Curry - 2018 - 68m - No Matinees

Best-known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as A Wizard of Earthsea, The Left Hand of Darkness, and The Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin defiantly held her ground on the margin of “respectable” literature until the sheer excellence of her work, at long last, forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature. Her fascinating story has never before been captured on film. Produced with Le Guin’s participation over the course of a decade, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a journey through the writer’s career and her worlds, both real and fantastic — an intimate journey of self-discovery as she comes into her own as a major feminist author, opening new doors for the imagination and inspiring generations of women and other marginalized writers along the way. The film features stunning animation and reflections by literary luminaries including Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Michael Chabon, and more.

“What distinguishes the film is the way it explores Le Guin's ideas, and the way she used science-fiction as a vehicle to explore human existence, politics, gender equality, the search for a perfect society and the price of happiness.” - Allan Hunter, Screen International

View Trailer

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin poster

Mandy - Is there anything more "midnight movie" than Nic Cage battling with a chainsaw?!

Dec 28 to Dec 29
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Panos Cosmatos - 2018 - 121m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! $8 general / $6 students with i.d.s

DOOR PRIZES BY THE MIGHTY BUBONICON 51 !

“A midnight-movie festival onto itself; over two gonzo hours, it combines giallo, Clive Barker, Death Wish, prog rock, heavy metal, Heavy Metal, Guy Maddin, Mad Max, the dueling-chainsaw climax of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Nicolas Roeg, and Nicolas Cage at his most bugging-out unhinged.” - A.A. Down, THE A.V. CLUB

Set in the primal wilderness of 1983 where Red Miller (Nicholas Cage), a broken and haunted man hunts an unhinged religious sect who slaughtered the love of his life.  Also starring Andrea Riseborough & Linus Roache.

“It's bloody, it's nasty, and it burns.” - Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic

“Cosmatos' metal-to-the-max revenge thriller is more than just the sum of its deranged set pieces, choice as they are: Its slow-drip blend of hardcore pulp and demonic fantasy has a patience and all-consuming conviction that simply cannot be faked.” - Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“The movie's imagery is consistently unearthly; its pacing has a magisterial weight. Call it pulp Tarkovsky, maybe.” - Glenn Kenny, New York Times

“Every shot is composed with a directorial conviction heavy with hermetic knowledge and occult power.” - Andrew Whalen. Newsweek

View Trailer

Mandy - Is there anything more

The Big Gundown - OUR SPAGHETTI WESTERN SERIES GALLOPS ON!

Dec 29 to Dec 30
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Sergio Sollima - 1966 - 110m - Italy - In Italian with English subtitles - No Matinees

One of Quentin Tarantino's favorite westerns , it's Sergio Sollima's widescreen epic!  The legendary Lee Van Cleef stars as a relentless bounty hunter on the trail of Cuchillo (Euro-film superstar Tomas Milian), a savage Mexican outlaw accused of the rape and murder of a twelve-year-old girl. Written by ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST screenwriter Sergio Donati, THE BIG GUNDOWN features an incredible soundtrack by Ennio Morricone.

“The best non-Sergio Leone spaghetti western ... boasting stylish widescreen photography and a great Ennio Morricone score.” - Leonard Maltin 

“It's a wonderful film, rich with style and loaded with surprises, with a fluid storytelling touch that brings substance to a genre that's often concerned solely with appearance.” - Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com

“A fun and exciting Western thriller…” - Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed

“The U.S. premiere of this surprisingly thoughtful 1960s spaghetti western gives an opportunity to reflect on the genre.” - Eric Monder, Film Journal International

View Trailer

The Big Gundown - OUR SPAGHETTI WESTERN SERIES GALLOPS ON! poster

A Day At The Races - A HAPPY NEW YEARS MARX BROS. DOUBLE FEATURE!

Dec 31 to Jan 1
Monday and Tuesday 1pm, 5:45

Dir. Sam Wood - 1937 - 111m - No Matinees

DOUBLE FEATURED (2 MOVIES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!) WITH "A NIGHT AT THE OPERA" AS PART OF OUR MARX BROTHERS NEW YEARS CELEBRATION!

The Marx Brothers at their commercial and popular peak, working with a top Hollywood director (Sam Wood of The Pride of the Yankees), supported with a healthy screen budget paying for such extras as a blue-tinted ballet sequence, love songs from crooner Allan Jones, and decorative sets!  But the brothers are also at the top of their game in terms of their own comic material and timing. The story finds Groucho, Chico, and Harpo helping out at a sanatorium, where their longtime foil in the movies, Margaret Dumont, is the leading patient. The film has some of the trio's funniest and most memorable bits and a dazzling horserace at the climax.

“It places the Marx Brothers clearly among the few fine comedians of our day.”  - Mark Van Doren, The Nation

“Vintage Groucho, Harpo and Chico.” - Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online

“A classic Marx Brothers comedy, often argued as one of their three or four best works.” - Tim Dirks, Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

View Trailer

A Day At The Races - A HAPPY NEW YEARS MARX BROS.  DOUBLE FEATURE! poster

A Night At The Opera - A HAPPY NEW YEARS MARX BROS. DOUBLE FEATURE!

Dec 31 to Jan 1
Monday and Tuesday 3:30, 8:15

Dir. Sam Wood - 1935 - 96m - No Matinees

DOUBLE FEATURED (2 MOVIES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!) WITH "A DAY AT THE RACES" AS PART OF OUR MARX BROTHERS NEW YEARS CELEBRATION!

Absolutely one of the most hilarious movies ever made, this classic farce featuring the outrageous genius of the Marx Brothers is a chance to see some of their best bits woven together seamlessly in a story of high society, matchmaking, and chaos. In order to bring two young lovers together, brothers Groucho, Chico, and Harpo must sabotage an opera performance even as they try to pass themselves off as stuffed shirts. Featuring the classic sequence where Groucho piles as many people as possible into a ship's stateroom, A Night at the Opera is a deliciously zany romp worth watching again and again! 

“The loudest and funniest screen comedy of the Winter season.” - Andre Sennwald, New York Times

“It is exciting and perfect; a sign that they have at last learned how to use every resource which Hollywood can offer them; and the simplest reason I can find for calling them funny beyond the power of words to spoil the fun.” -  Doren, The Nation

“Marx Brothers masterpiece is still hilarious.” - Nell Minow, Common Sense Media

“Classic, classy Marxist mayhem.” - Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal

View Trailer

A Night At The Opera - A HAPPY NEW YEARS MARX BROS.  DOUBLE FEATURE! poster