May 20 to May 23
Monday to Thursday 3:30, 5:45, 8:00
Dir. Cate Shortland - 2013 - 108m - Germany/Australia/UK - In German with English Subtitles and English
Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, staunch Nazi believers, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a journey across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic Thomas, a mysterious young refugee, Lore soon finds her world shattered by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact.
Based on the book "Lore" by Rachel Seiffert.
"Intense and emotional. Saskia Rosendahl is mesmerizing." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Critic's Pick!" - New York Times
“Cate Shortland’s promise is amply, even startlingly, fulfilled.” - Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
"A lyrical, deeply affecting study into a rarely seen legacy of the Holocaust." - Megan Lehmann, The Hollywood Reporter
"Tense and unrelentingly gripping." - Frank Hatherley, Screen Daily
"EXTRAORDINARY." - Eric Kohn, Indiewire
Critics’ Pick! “Uniquely impressionistic, sensuous, and tense—a compelling, nightmarish fable about survival and identity.” - New York Magazine
“4 STARS! Brave, gripping, relentlessly absorbing…a Holocaust film unlike any other…emotionally overwhelming…Prepare to be moved to tears…It’s a remarkable accomplishment.” - Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Shortland draws fine work from her actors, particularly the haunting Rosendahl, who manages to seem by turns a perfectly unbending Nazi youth, a frightened little girl forced to grow up too quickly, and a sensuous young woman bursting into bloom." - Scott Foundas, Village Voice
"Shortland’s brilliant new film is an unsettling coming-of-age story that renders its judgement on Germany’s crimes and strange aftermath of the war." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week
"Australian director Cate Shortland’s straightforward approach to the blinders worn by Hitler Youth creates a disconcerting and eerie film, made even more memorable since it’s seen through the prism of childhood’s end." - Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
4 STARS "Riveting stuff, start to finish. Lore offers up lessons for all time." - Steven Boone, Chicago Sun-Times
"Saskia Rosendahl is a terrific performer, tough and honest to the last." - Michael Philips, Chicago Tribune
Evil Dead 2
May 24 to May 25
Friday and Saturday 10:15 and Midnight
Dir. Sam Raimi - 1987 - 84m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS PRESENTATION! - $6 Students with ids / $8 General - DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF STRANGER FACTORY
SPECIAL THANKS TO BUBONICON 45 !
THE 1987 INFAMOUS CLASSIC ON 35mm FILM!
Writer-director Sam Raimi's extremely stylized, blood-soaked follow-up to his creepy Evil Dead - a hilarious, sophisticated slapstick send-up of the terror genre. Raimi takes every horror convention that exists and exaggerates it with mind-blowing special effects, crossed with mocking Three Stooges humor. The plot alone is right out of any number of horror films. Several teens (including our hero, Ash, played by Bruce Campbell in a manic tour-de-force of physical comedy) visit a broken-down cottage in the woods--miles from civilization--find a copy of the Book of the Dead, and unleash supernatural powers that gut every character in sight. All, that is, except Ash, who takes this very personally and spends much of the of the film getting his head smashed while battling the unseen forces. Raimi uses this bare-bones story as a stage to showcase dazzling special effects and eye-popping visuals, including some of the most spectacular point-of-view Steadicam work ever (done by Peter Deming). Although it went unnoticed in the theaters, the film has since become an influential cult-video favorite, paving the way for over-the-top comic gross-out films like Peter Jackson's Dead Alive.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
May 24 to May 30
Friday to Thursday 2:45, 5:15, 7:30
Dir. Mira Nair - 2013 - 128m - U.S./UK/Qatar
From the director of SALAAM BOMBAY! and MONSOON WEDDING! See an interview with the director Mira Nair on THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST here!
We begin in 2011 in Lahore. At an outdoor café a Pakistani man named Changez (Riz Ahmed) tells Bobby (Liev Schreiber), an American journalist, about his experiences in the United States. Roll back ten years, and we find a younger Changez fresh from Princeton, seeking fortune and glory on Wall Street. The American Dream seems well within his grasp, complete with a smart and gorgeous artist girlfriend, Erica (Kate Hudson). But when the Twin Towers are attacked, a cultural divide slowly begins to crack open between Changez and Erica. Changez’s dream soon begins to slip into nightmare: profiled, wrongfully arrested, strip-searched and interrogated, he is transformed from a well-educated, upwardly mobile businessman to a scapegoat and perceived enemy. With time, he begins to hear the call of his own homeland. Taking us through the culturally rich and beguiling worlds of New York, Lahore and Istanbul, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a story about conflicting ideologies where perception and suspicion have the power to determine life or death.
The Secret of the Kells
May 25 to May 26
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m., 1 p.m.
Dir. Tomm Moore - 2009 - 75m - Ireland/French/Belgium - Mom's Matinee brings back a gorgeous mystifying one! - All Seats $5
2010 Academy Award Nominee for Best Animation Feature!
From the producers of Kirikou and the Sorceress and Triplets of Belleville! Magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes in this sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times. Features the voices of Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter, In Bruges), Mick Lally, Evan McGuire and Christen Mooney. Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan's determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?
"One of the most beautiful works of animation ever!" - Armond White, New York Press
May 31 to Jun 2
Friday to Sunday
Show times and movies t.b.a.
Cine Magnífico! is New Mexico's only film festival presenting the voice and vision of Latin@ cinema.
The festival exhibits contemporary documentaries, short films, and feature films about Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and Latinos in the U.S. In doing so it promotes intercultural awareness and celebrates the diversity of Ibero-American cultures throughout the world.
The festival will be held May 30 - June 2, 2013, as a collaboration of the Instituto Cervantes of Albuquerque and UNM Latin American and Iberian Institute.
Greedy Lying Bastards
Jun 3 to Jun 4
Monday and Tuesday 4:30, 6:30, 8:30
Dir. Craig Rosebraugh - 2013 - 90m
Hurricane Sandy. Wildfires in the West. "Brown-Outs" in the East. Farmers losing crops to the worst drought since the Dust Bowl. Climate change is no longer a prediction for the future, but a startling reality of today. Yet, as evidence of our changing climate mounts and the scientific consensus proves human causation, there continues to be no political action to thwart the warming of our planet. “Greedy Lying Bastards” investigates the reason behind stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite consensus in the scientific community that it is not only a reality but also a growing problem placing us on the brink of disaster. The film details the people and organizations casting doubt on climate science and claims that greenhouse gases are not affected by human behavior. From the Koch Brothers to ExxonMobil, to prominent Senators and Justices, this provocative exposé unravels the layers of deceit threatening U.S. democracy.
"An entertaining expose of the industry-paid deniers and how they continue to muddle the climate-change "debate." - Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"Provocative, vital and enraging. It goes further than An Inconvenient Truth." - Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
The Albuquerque Film & Media Experience
Jun 5 to Jun 9
Wednesday to Sunday
The Albuquerque Film & Media Experience is a socially conscious and impactful event that represents creative achievement in film, music, arts and entertainment. AFME programming includes new media and technology, domestic and international movies, food and art , engaging conversations, panels and face-to-face time with industry leaders in attendance. This year’s international program will spotlight filmmaking and artistry from Israel and the United Kingdom. We are also honored to have the support and involvement of Hollywood Icon Robert Redford, world-renown artist Sibylle Szaggars-Redford, director Joshua Michael Stern and many other top names. There will be incredible networking events and opportunities to tell your story as we gather with some of the most creative minds in the industry.
NOTE: For ticket prices, plot descriptions and further info, please visit the AFME schedule site.
Playing at the Guild Cinema -
WEDNESDAY JUNE 5
HARLISTAS: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY (playing with WHITE MULE) - 5pm
UPRISING - 7:30pm
THURSDAY JUNE 6
INTERNATIONAL SHORTS PROGRAMS (NECROPOLIS, THE FIX, A PERFECT DAY, WHO IS ARVID PEKON, AND NOW WHAT?, WHITE MULE, THE GIRL IS MIME, INTRUDER, ANUKOKUNDA, THE ANTI-SOCIAL NETWORK) - 3:30pm
BOUND BY FLESH (playing with the trailer for THOSE WHO WAIT) - 6pm
K-11 (playing with VENGEANCE + VENGEANCE) - 8:45pm
FRIDAY JUNE 7
THE HIDDEN HAND: Alien Contact and the Government Cover-Up (playing with ZIPPER) - 1pm
ASH BASH: A Love Story (playing with BOATS AGAINST THE CURRENT and PLACEBO) - 4:30pm
THE INVISIBLE MEN (playing with EVERYTHING IS ALRIGHT) - 6:45pm
SEMPER FI: One Marine's Journey - 8:30pm
SATURDAY JUNE 8
GENERATION RED NATION (playing with CHASING MOONFLOWERS and A GRAVE MISTAKE) - 1pm
TALKING STORY - 4pm
GIRL SHAPED LOVE DRUG (playing with PEAR and THINGS MY FATHER NEVER TAUGHT ME) - 6:30pm
SUNDAY JUNE 9
PAD YATRA: A Green Odyessy (playing with BON-MUSTANG 2 MENRI) - 11 a.m.
SCENE MISSING (playing with WTHIE MULE) - 2pm
CIRCLE THE WAGEN - 4:30pm
Friday 11 a.m. ONLY!
Dir. Michelle Danner - 2013 - 90m - $5 students/seniors, $7 General
AN ALL IN FILMS PRESENTATION!
Sixteen year old Herman Howards makes the fateful decision to enter his suburban school and kill thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, famous journalist Lax Morales (Norman Reedus from AMC's "The Walking Dead"), stating, "I want to tell my story on your show". Lax, haunted by his own past, is now face to face with Herman. This movie explores why and how a massacre like this can happen in our society. It discusses desensitizing in America, youth violence and bullying, the impact the media has on our individual quest for fame, and ultimately our need for connection.
"A powerful film that should be required viewing for adolescents everywhere. Garrett Backstrom is outstanding as the troubled teen." - Danny Miller, MSN Movies
“HELLO HERMAN is a powerful and important work, a darkly brilliant tone poem about America’s tango with violence and fame. Herman will get under your skin. He may even follow you home. What is certain is you won’t soon forget him.” - Sam Kushner, Vanity Fair
“The film touches on timely and important issues and has the power to promote conversation inside the classroom, and around the dinner table. A courageous look at the challenges our youth face today.” - Amy Eldon, Co-Founder & Co Chair Creative Visions Foundation
"Making sure our youth feel safe is a tough task when the media sensationalizes violence. When we become too busy to parent and detached from our children, they know they can get enormous amounts of attention (though short-lived) by doing the unthinkable 'Hello Herman' addresses our responsibility to keep our children safe and how we have failed them in that area. Hopefully, 'Hello Herman' sparks much needed conversations which can lead to ongoing nationwide action that compels a change in our priorities". - Nichelle Garrett, Executive Director Manifest Your Destiny Foundation
"As a retired educator of 26 years, I saw my share of bullying in the classroom and hallways. I stopped it when I could, but common sense told me that there was probably more I did not see. After watching "Hello Herman", I am ashamed I did not work harder to find those situations and try to help more. It was appalling to see the female educator on screen contribute to the bullying, even while realizing that I had colleagues who undoubtedly did the same. Before I retired, my school became involved with the Olweus anti-bullying campaign to try and teach kids and teachers how to change the school climate to wipe out the problem. While it contained some good material, I don't believe we had anything as effective as this movie for showing the potential consequences of repeated and violent bullying. Kids hear about school shootings but seeing it as in this movie would have to make a bigger impression. Every school in America needs to see it." - Vickie Wheatley Boyd, Retired Henry County School System, Paris, TN
"Hello Herman is a wake up call to all of us. It gives us a first hand look at what children are facing in America today. The school shooting is the tip of the iceberg. I encourage every adult to see this movie. It is educational and hits the mark on our society today." - Elizabeth Bennett, M.Ed, Author, Speaker, Consultant, Pioneer in the field of bullying/Peer Abuse Adult Survivors of Bullying/Peer Abuse
The We and The I
Jun 10 to Jun 14
Monday to Friday 3:00, 5:15, 7:30
Dir. Michel Gondry - 2013 - 103m
It is the last day of the school year, and a group of Bronx high-schoolers board a city bus to make their way home. With the summer break ahead, and feeling more liberated than usual, this colorful crowd of kids-- the cool ones, the outsiders, and everyone in between--act out as only teens can when they are among their peers and away from authority figures. Oblivious to the grown-ups in their midst, (who are smart enough to either get out of the way or get off the bus entirely), they gossip and gloat, brag and bully, cajole and confide, exchange truths and tall tales, and spar verbally and physically. In short, they are unapologetically themselves at this pivotal point in their lives when the pressures and realities of adulthood have yet to turn them into someone else. In the course of this one afternoon, as day fades to evening and they say goodbye to one another--and to a little bit of their childhood-- all their friendships, rivalries, anxieties, and ambitions are gradually revealed.
From Michel Gondry, one of cinema's true originals, comes his most personal film yet-- THE WE AND THE I. Collaborating for two years with actual students at a neighborhood after-school arts program in the Bronx, Gondry's large ensemble cast, all of them first-timers, essentially play themselves, though the script (credited to Gondry, Jeffrey Grimshaw and Paul Proch) is an artful, fully imagined vision of the life these kids live--and the future that awaits them--rendered without a trace of moralizing or condescension. Though set almost entirely on the bus, Gondry's customary visual flair enlivens the film with an inventive mix of smart phone videos, text messages, and witty trompe l'oeil effects, making THE WE AND THE I a totally authentic, one-of-a-kind evocation of the energy, anarchy, and enthusiasm of teenagers living in the here and the now.
This Is Spinal Tap
Jun 14 to Jun 15
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!
Dir. Rob Reiner - 1984 - 82m - $6 Students with ids / $8 General - DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF STRANGER FACTORY
ADDITIONAL DOOR PRIZES BY OUR GOOD FRIENDS AT BUBONICON 45 !
Director Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner) solemnly alerts us to the glory that was Spinal Tap in his introduction to this "rockumentary" about the legendary British heavy-metal group, featuring lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest), lead singer David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), bassist Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer), and a succession of drummers whose careers were cut short by spontaneously combusting on their stool, drowning in somebody else's vomit, or otherwise perishing in untimely fashion. Under DiBergi's studious interrogation, the band and their familiars retrace the band's evolution from head-bopping Mersey Beat poseurs to head-banging metal poseurs, each change in musical direction or tonsorial chic having little effect on the surviving trio's sublime idiocy. For, as St. Hubbins (he's the "deep" one, relatively speaking) sagely observes, "It's such a fine line between stupid and clever."
Maybe the funniest, and most truthful, look at rock culture ever filmed and a personal best for all involved!
Chimes of Midnight
Jun 15 to Jun 16
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!
Dir. Orson Welles - 1965 - 113m - $5 General / $2 for Albuquerque Film Club Members!
AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB EVENT!
On the brink of Civil War, King Henry IV (John Gielgud) attempts to consolidate his reign while fretting with unease over his son s seeming neglect of his royal duties. Hal (Keith Baxter), the young Prince, openly consorts with Sir John Falstaff (Orson Welles) and his company of 'Diana s foresters, Gentlemen of the shade, Minions of the moon'. Hal s friendship with the fat knight substitutes for his estrangement from his father. Both Falstaff and the King are old and tired; both rely on Hal for comfort in their final years, while the young Prince, the future Henry V, nurtures his own ambitions. Orson Welles considered Chimes at Midnight his personal favorite of all his films. Perhaps the most radical and groundbreaking of all Shakespeare adaptations, the film condenses the Bard s Henriad cycle into a single focused narrative. Its international cast comprises of Jeanne Moreau, Fernando Rey, Margaret Rutherford, and Ralph Richardson as the narrator, in addition to Welles and Gielgud. The film's harrowing war scenes have proven especially influential, cited in Kenneth Branagh's Henry V as well as Mel Gibson's Braveheart.
Something In The Air
Jun 15 to Jun 19
Saturday to Wednesday 6pm ONLY!
Dir. Olivier Assayas - 2013 - 122m - France - In French with English Subtitles - No Matinees
In the months after the heady weeks of May ’68, a group of young people search for a way to continue the revolution believed to be just beginning. For Gilles (newcomer Clément Mettayer), this means having to balance his political commitments with his desire to explore painting and filmmaking; for his girlfriend Christine (Goodbye, First Love star Lola Créton), this means throwing herself wholeheartedly into the task of organizing. Olivier Assayas (Carlos,Summer Hours) here describes the sentimental education of a generation that was too young to have been on the barricades; he brilliantly captures its explorations of new lifestyles, the arguments about strategies and tactics, and above all its music, a constant presence that becomes something like the artistic unconscious of an era. The period details are perfect, but what makes this film so special is the sense it conveys of history as lived experience.
The Source Family
Jun 15 to Jun 19
Saturday to Wednesday 4:00, 8:30
Dir. Jodi Wille - 2013 - 98m
Source Family was a radical experiment in '70s utopian living. Their outlandish style, popular health food restaurant, rock band, and beautiful women made them the darlings of Hollywood’s Sunset Strip; but their outsider ideals and the unconventional behavior of their spiritual leader, Father Yod, caused controversy with local authorities. They fled to Hawaii, leading to their dramatic demise. Years later, former family members surface and the rock band reforms, revealing how their time with Father Yod shaped their lives in the most unexpected ways.
THE SOURCE FAMILY provides an intimate, insiders’ view at this incredible group of people through their own archival photos, home movies, audio recordings, and contemporary interviews with members of the family. Serving as a highly personal, insider’s guide to the counter-culture movement of the early 70’s, the film is inspired by the cult-classic book The Source: The Story of Father Yod, Ya Ho Wa 13, and The Source Family.
“…mind-blowing in the extreme.” - BADASS DIGEST
"...Fascinating..." - VARIETY
“…a perfect mix of ingredients for an exceptionally compelling documentary…" - MOVEABLE FEAST
"...outrageously spaced out drama..." - VICE
"...engrossing...a great feat..." - SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN
“....a surreal – and sometimes painfully wide-eyed – glimpse at that moment in history before irony killed the hippie.” - AUSTIN CHRONICLE
“Anyone who’s ever had even the smallest bit of interest in cults and/or group mentality should find an abundance of gold in the new documentary The Source, from gifted filmmakers Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos.” - COMPLEX
Jun 20 to Jun 24
Thursday to Monday 4:30, 7:00
Dir. Pablo Berger - 2013 - 102m - Spain - In Spanish with Inter-titles in English
Once upon a time there was a little girl who had never known her mother. She learned the art of her father, a famous bullfighter, but was hated by her evil stepmother. One day she ran away with a troupe of dwarves, and became a legend.
Set in southern Spain in 1920s, Blancanieves is a tribute to silent films. Blancanieves is also Spain’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for 2012.
“This film is a wonderment! A striking… full-bodied, visually stunning film.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“The Absolutely Most Original Film of the Year!
"BLANCANIEVES is stunningly visual. Ole!” - Thelma Adams, Yahoo!
“An original! Inventive… Contemporary… Imaginative… Charming… and Clever!” - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
“Daringly original! A gorgeously shot extravaganza has the cojones to think outside the box and comes out on top.” - Boyd Van Hoeij, indiewire
“A kitsch celebration of Spanish ways that has drawn comparisons with early Pedro Almodovar films.” - John Hopewell, Variety
“The new film from Spanish writer-director Pablo Berger is a silent, black-and-white film so witty, riveting, and drop-dead gorgeous that moviegoers may forget to notice that they can’t hear the dialogue.” - LA Weekly
“Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves impels the silent film renaissance.” -MovieMaker (read more)
Thursday 9:30pm ONLY!
Dir. GI Joe & friends - 2013 - 35m approx. - A WUJOLO21 PRODUCTIONS presentation! - Only $3 - filmmakers in person!
Presented By Joe Lonesome & Mondo Davalos!
Think of the most minor unfortunate event that's happened to you.Now think of a word for it... You got Trayged! Inspired by life and its comedic moments, this independent local 505 webshow is hilarious! This night will feature episode not yet available online!
Check out an earlier episode here!
Speak No Evil
Saturday 9:30pm ONLY!
Dir. Roze - 2013 - 75m - ALL SEATS $8 - DIRECTOR IN PERSON, Q&A TO FOLLOW AFTER SCREENING!
The story of Anna, a single mother fighting to protect her daughter from demonically possessed children and a town gone mad.
Rain In A Dry Land
Sunday 1pm ONLY!
Dir. Anne Makepeace - 2006 - 82m - An AMERICAN RED CROSS Presentation
The American Red Cross Honors World Refugee Day!
In honor of World Refugee Day, the Red Cross will be showing the documentary, "Rain in a Dry Land", which follows two Somali families as they are re-settled from a refugee camp in Kenya to the United States, where they face a whole new set of challenges. Despite the difficulty of resettlement, these families find ways to survive and make new homes in America. Following the film, attendees will also learn about the Red Cross program, Restoring Family Links, which aims to reconnect family members who have lost contact across international borders.
NOTE: This event is free of charge, but we request that you please RSVP with Nicole at Nicole.Stansifer@redcross.org or 505.265.8514; http://www.redcross.org.
One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das
Jun 25 to Jun 27
Tuesday to Thursday 5:00, 8:30
Dir. Jeremy Frindel - 2012 - 72m
WINNER - BEST DOCUMENTARY – 2012 MAUI FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER - BEST DOCUMENTARY – 2012 GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
In 1970, a young musician named Jeffrey Kagel walked away from the American dream of rock ’n’ roll stardom—turning down the lead singer slot in the band that would become Blue Oyster Cult. He sold all his possessions and moved from the suburbs of New York to the foothills of the Himalayas in search of happiness and a little-known saint named Neem Karoli Baba (or Maharaji).
One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das follows Kagel’s journey to India and back, his struggles with depression and drug abuse, and his eventual emergence as Krishna Das—the world-renowned spiritual teacher, chant master and Grammy-nominated recording artist. Featuring interviews with Be Here Now author and spiritual guru Ram Dass, Grammy-winning producer Rick Rubin (Beastie Boys, Metallica, Johnny Cash), New York Times bestselling author Sharon Salzberg, and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Daniel Goleman, as well as a score by Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis and Devadas, One Track Heart is the inspiring story of how one man’s journey continues to transform countless lives.
“I would recommend anybody, whether you are a left brainier, right brainier, soul-minder or not at all a yogi freak, to see this documentary.” - Vivian Van Dijk, EYES IN
Jun 25 to Jun 27
Tuesday to Thursday 3:15, 6:45
Dir. Mark Elliott - 2013 - 82m
A behind-the-scenes portrait of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of reincarnation and the human side of becoming a spiritual teacher. Jigme Lhundrup is the "Yangsi", the reincarnation of a greatly revered Tibetan Buddhist meditation master. He must train to uphold this legacy from the age of four. Even with the loving support of his teachers and family, questions begin to arise about the place of his tradition in the modern world. In this documentary film, director Mark Elliott follows a journey spanning fourteen years. With unprecedented access, "Yangsi" explores everyday life within a mystical tradition-and reveals the unusual spirit of the boy at its center.
"An astonishing documentary" - Spirituality & Practice
"A brilliant character sketch" - BlouinArtInfo
Kiss of the Damned
Jun 28 to Jun 29
Friday and Saturday 10pm, Midnight
Dir. Xan Cassavetes - 2013 - 97m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS PRESENTATION! - $6 Students with ids / $8 General - DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF STRANGER FACTORY
Beautiful vampire Djuna (Josephine de La Baume) tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paolo (Milo Ventimiglia), but eventually gives in to their passion. When her troublemaker sister Mimi (Roxane Mesquida) unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna’s love story is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered…
“Veritably soaked in the blood of movie lore, rapacious lovers of cult cinema will sink their fangs into this. A sly tribute to old-school horror films.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety
“Turbo-charged eroticism and tongue-in-cheek humor. It will get its fangs into genre fanboys and Tarantino-style cineastes.” – Lee Marshall, Screen
“Imbues vampires with a dripping sensuality, bloodthirst and European sensibility and style that's been lacking from recent bloodsucking fare.” – Fangoria
"DAZZLING, WITH A DANGEROUS, SWIRLING EROTICISM. ‘Kiss’ has found a way to make vampirism exhilarating onscreen again.” – Samuel Zimmerman, Fangoria
"DEVIOUSLY ENTERTAINING. Smart, stylish, and very sexy.” – Scott Weinberg, Fearnet
“CRAZY. KINKY. COOL. An inviting, fresh take on a familiar storyline.” – William Bibbiani, Crave
"TRULY EXCITING. AS BEAUTIFUL A THRILLER AS WE’VE SEEN IN QUITE SOME TIME. It’s truly great to know the erotic thriller is still not only alive and still as vital as ever. - Joshua Brunsting, Criterioncast
Jun 28 to Jul 1
Friday to Monday 4:30, 7:30
Dir. Baran bo Odar - 2013 - 119m - Germany - In German with English Subt
The Silence begins on a hot summer day, when a girl named Pia is brutally murdered in a field of wheat by Peer (Ulrich Thomsen), as his helpless friend Timo (Wotan Wilke Moehring) watches. Exactly 23 years later, another 13-year-old, Sinikka, is missing, her bicycle abandoned in the same spot, leading police to suspect the same killer may be at work again. Recently widowed detective David and his colleague Janna struggle to solve the mystery of these parallel crimes with the help of Krischan, the retired investigator of the unresolved case. While Sinikka’s distraught parents are trapped in an agonizing period of waiting and uncertainty, their daughter’s fate rips open unhealed wounds in the heart of Pia’s mother and sends Timo in search of Peer and their own old desires.
In his strikingly commanding debut feature, Swiss-born Baran bo Odar adapts Jan Costin Wagner’s novel with his own unmistakable signature. Gripping performances by top European actors - headed by Ulrich Thomsen (In a Better World, The Celebration), Sebastian Blomberg (The Baader Meinhof Complex), Katrin Sass (Good Bye, Lenin!) and Burghart Klaussner (The White Ribbon) - enrich this intense drama far beyond the crime genre.
Four Stars “Everyone should rush to see this icy and gripping thriller. I was on the edge of my seat.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Four Stars “If you liked The Killing, you’ll love this.” - BBC 5 Live
"The Silence: quietly rehabilitating America's crime thriller genre" - Guardian
"A wholly absorbing and surprisingly nuanced piece of work." - Telegraph
"Baran Bo Odar’s moody and magnificent crime thriller is an elegant combination of subtle chills and haunting melodrama." - Screen Daily
"Hugely impressive." - The Arts Desk
"This icy, gripping police procedural thriller is easy to recommend for fans of The Killing, and indeed for anyone else, too." - Guardian
"What could have been just another serial-killer whodunit becomes a complex study of grief, obsession..." - TotalFilm.com
Big Top Pee Wee
Jun 29 to Jun 30
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m., 1 p.m.
Dir. Randal Kleiser - 1988 - 86m - Mom's Matinee goes to the farm with Pee Wee! - All Seats $5
Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) runs away to the circus — or, rather, the circus runs away to him — in director Randal Kleiser’s follow-up to Tim Burton’s “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.” More a companion piece than a true sequel, “Big Top Pee-wee” finds our hero as a farmer with a talking pig (voiced by Wayne White) and a slightly insufferable fiancee (Penelope Ann Miller); his simple yet somewhat boring life gets a sudden jolt of excitement when an entire traveling circus plops onto his land, courtesy of a tornado. Soon, Pee-wee has circus fever, inspiring the ringmaster (Kris Kristofferson) to produce a new act that gives homage to the American farmer … and falling for the gorgeous trapeze artist (Valeria Golino). “Big Top Pee-wee” has elements that are even more absurdist than anything in that of its predecessor. The film debut of Benicio Del Toro, who appears as Duke the Dog-Faced Boy.
From Up On Poppy Hill
Jul 2 to Jul 5
Tuesday to Friday 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00
Dir. Goro Miyazaki - 2011 - 91m - Japan - In English
The highly anticipated new film from Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and many other animated masterpieces. Written by legendary studio founder Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Goro Miyazaki, From Up on Poppy Hill marks the first feature film collaboration between father and son. The results are stunning – a pure, sincere, nuanced and heartfelt film that signals yet another triumph for the esteemed studio.
The setting is Yokohama in 1963, and the filmmakers lovingly bring to life the bustling seaside town, with its misty harbor, sun-drenched gardens, shops and markets, and some of the most mouthwatering Japanese home-cooking set to film. The story centers on an innocent romance beginning to bud between Umi and Shun, two high school kids caught up in the changing times. Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the 1964 Olympics – and the mood is one of both optimism and conflict as the young generation struggles to throw off the shackles of a troubled past. While the children work together to save a dilapidated Meiji-era club house from demolition, their tentative relationship begins to blossom. But – in an unexpected twist that parallels what the country itself is facing – a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apart.
Star-filled voice cast includes Gillian Anderson, Sarah Bolger, Beau Bridges, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Dern, Jeff Dunham, Isabelle Fuhrman, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard, Chris Noth, Emily Osment, Aubrey Plaza, Charlie Saxton, Alex Wolff and Anton Yelchin. Multiple Academy Award® winner Gary Rydstrom directed the English language version from a script adaptation by Karey Kirkpatrick. Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy executive produced.
"Visual Magic!" - A.O. Scott, New York Times
"Stunning! As Beautiful a Hand-Drawn Animated Feature
As You Are Likely to See" - Kenneth Turan, LA Times
"Breathtaking! Beautiful!" - Peter Debruge, Variety
"FOUR STARS" - Sam Adams, Time Out New York
"Gorgeous!" - Scott Tobias, NPR
"A beautifully artful, wistfully
nostalgic coming of age romance!" - Twitch
"Exquisite! It's a Gem!" - Screen International
Duke City Wicked
Saturday 10:15pm Only!
Dir. Charles Vick Duncan - 2013 - 90m - An N/A Crew Production & Presentation - All Seats $5
100 years ago a group of malevolent witches terrorizing a small town were executed for their sinful acts. With their last breaths, they vowed to return and wreak havoc once more. Now, the witches are back to fulfill their curses. Randy, a nerdy loner having a bad day, has been possessed by their evil High Priestess whose only intent is to take over the Duke City and perform their wicked deeds in this outrageous horror adventure.
Jul 6 to Jul 9
Saturday to Tuesday 3:00, 5:30, 8:00
Dir. Margarethe von Trotta - 2012 - 109m - Germany - In German with English subtitles
The sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta (Vision, Rosa Luxemburg) for her brilliant new biopic of influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. Arendt’s reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker—controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils—introduced her now-famous concept of the “Banality of Evil.” Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, von Trotta beautifully turns the often invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema. An Official Selection at the Toronto International and New York Jewish Film Festivals, Hannah Arendt also co-stars Klaus Pohl as philosopher Martin Heidegger, Nicolas Woodeson as New Yorker editor William Shawn, and two-time Oscar Nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs) as novelist Mary McCarthy.
“THE BEST MOVIE THIS CRITIC HAS EVER SEEN ABOUT THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A WRITER!.... German titan Margarethe Von Trotta’s magnificent meditation on the German-Jewish political theorist. Starring Barbara Sukowa as the title character, who lived a life few if any can match, it is major work, spartan, highly dramatic, and incredibly timely.” - Brandon Harris, FILMMAKER MAGAZINE
“Even viewers who have never read a word of her books will be stirred by her intellectual and emotional courage in Barbara Sokuwa’s award-worthy performance.” - Deborah Young, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“AN OUTSTANDING CINEMATIC PORTRAIT.... Trotta has made an extremely vivid cinematic essay, thrilling in its every minute, deeply moving in its seriousness and suitably unsettling.” - Elke Schmitter, DIE SPIEGEL
“As Arendt, Barbara Sukowa is a powerfully attractive presence.” - Nicole Armour, FILM COMMENT
Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries & Mentors of Ricky Jay
Jul 10 to Jul 12
Wednesday to Friday 4:00, 6:00, 8:00
Dir. Molly Bernstein and Alan Edelstein - 2013 - 88m
What happens when documentary filmmakers—whose mission is to probe, explore, and Reveal—take as their subject one of the world’s greatest living magicians, whose life and art are basically off limits to probing, exploration and revelation? More than a decade in the making, Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay is the captivating result of this curious conundrum: a mesmerizing journey into the world of modern magic and the small circle of eccentrics who were its perpetual devotees.
At its center is the multitalented Ricky Jay, a best-selling author and historian, an acclaimed actor, a leading collector of antiquarian books and artifacts, but above all a conjurer capable of creating a profound sense of wonder and disbelief in even the most jaded of audiences. In his extraordinary—and extraordinarily popular—one-man shows, Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants and Ricky Jay: On the Stem, he proved himself to be the contemporary embodiment of an elite lineage, offering audiences not only exhilarating entertainment, but also a rare glimpse of a secret, lost world.
Told largely in Ricky’s own inimitable voice, Deceptive Practice traces the story of his achievement, from his early apprenticeship, beginning at age 4, with his grandfather Max Katz, an accomplished amateur magician, as well as Al Flosso, Slydini, Cardini, Francis Carlyle, and Roy Benson, all of whom were among the best magicians of the 20th century. Above all it celebrates the remarkable lives of Ricky's two primary mentors of his young adulthood, Dai Vernon and Charlie Miller. Of the latter, Ricky recalls: “For Charlie a good evening could be asking you to do the same shuffle 16,000 times … It was just endless the variations and the craziness, but it was often as close to pure joy as anything I can imagine.” The film weaves together stunning performance footage from his one-man shows and classic TV appearances, and also includes friends and collaborators such as Steve Martin (who joins him in a hilarious turn on a '70s vintage Dinah Shore TV show) and David Mamet, who says of Ricky: “He’s devoted to that theater that he alone sees. He has the ideal of magic in his mind to which he’s devoted his life: to teaching it, to performing it, to perfecting it, to researching it.”
By the end of the film, viewers not only have a deep appreciation for the arduous and arcane demands of the magician’s craft, but also for the use of language and storytelling central to the art. And of where this ancient tradition is headed, that shall remain a mystery...
“Well structured and dynamically edited ... This thoroughly engrossing, highly entertaining doc should delight fans and newcomers alike.” - Ronnie Scheib, Variety
“One of the most compelling characters in magic gets his due...”- John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
“Wonderfully engaging...”- New York Magazine (10/8/12)
Jul 24 to Jul 25
Wednesday and Thursday 5pm ONLY!
Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci - 1977 - 315m - Italy - No Matinees
AN ITALIAN FESTIVALS OF NEW MEXICO CO-PRESENTATION - in celebration of The Year of Italian Culture in the US!
NOTE: THERE WILL BE AN INTERMISSION AT APPROX. THE 2 1/2 HOUR MARK.
1900 is an epic film of massive scope, power and controversy. It is both a vast history of the 20th Century Italy and an intimate portrait of two friends, both born on January 1, 1900. the son the socialist peasant farmer (Gerard Depardieu) and the son of the fascist landowner (Robert De Niro). The two young men pass through the upheavals of the modern world, as their personal conflicts become an allegory of the political turmoil of twentieth century Italy. 1900 features and award-winning international cast that includes Burt Lancaster, Donald Sutherland, Sterling Hayden, Dominique Sanda, Alida Valli and Stefania Sandrelli. Photographed by legendary cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now) with a beautiful and haunting score by Ennio Morricone (The Mission). Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci (The Last Emperor).
Aug 6 to Aug 10
Wednesday to Saturday 4:30, 6:30, 8:30
Dir. Rufus Norris - 2013 - 90m - UK
The summer holidays have just begun and 11 year-old Skunk's afternoons are full of day dreams and curious wanderings around her neighborhood - with the exception that she must regularly give herself injections to combat her type 1 diabetes. When, one day, Skunk (Eloise Laurence) discovers her bitter and angry older neighbor, Mr. Oswald (Rory Kinnear), savagely beating Rick, a psychologically-troubled boy from the neighborhood whom Mr. Oswald's daughter has callously and fictitiously accused of rape, Skunk's innocence begins to vanish. Trying to find solace with her loving nanny (Zana Marjanovic) and father (Tim Roth), with whom she is very close, Skunk is unwittingly drawn into her neighbors' unfolding melodrama involving violence, sex, and life-shattering illness. Her home, her neighborhood and her school all become treacherous environments where the happy certainties of childhood give way to a fear-filled doubt, and the promise of a complex, broken future. Overwhelmed by her experiences, Skunk herself is drawn into an ethereal chaos from which she may only return through the intense love of those closest to her.
"The visually pleasing drama is graced by a lovely score from Britpop eminence Damon Albarn...and by fine performances, notably from a soulful Tim Roth and appealing young newcomer Eloise Laurence." – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
"Broken is a valuable showcase for an outstanding up-and-coming talent, and Laurence is an actor to watch." – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Friday 7pm ONLY!
Dir. Christopher Chase - 2013 - 80m total - An Incidence Media Productions Presentation - All Seats $8
In 2011 Jack Chase ventured to West Hollywood, CA in search of the American dream. Two years later his footage was found but his whereabouts still remains uncertain...
Sound by Mike Gerdes
Art Direction Bobby Janss
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When I Get Out of Here
Friday 5:45, 8:00 only!
Dir. Matthew Stanasolovich - 2013 - 80m - ONLY $ 3 ADMISSION! CAST & CREW IN PERSON!
A social pariah (Bryan Morreale) goes in search of an urban legend, while the world around him slowly begins to unravel.
Bryan Morreale-Reece Shelton
Sebastian Ward-The Man in the Long Black Coat
Thomas Gentry-Funk-Evan Banhart
Logan Goodfellow-John Helm
Ryan Lawson-Maeske-Ben Heschmeyer
Elena Saavedra Buckley-Alyssa
Original Music by Sun Stains, Samuel Albert and Elena Saavedra-Buckley
Artwork by Andrew Dole