Special Events

FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf - FINAL ENCORES!

Mar 26
Tuesday 4:30, 6:15, 8pm

Dir. Tom Piper - 2018 - 75m - In Dutch and some English with English subtitles when necessary

SPECIAL THANKS TO XERISCAPE COUNCIL OF NEW MEXICOERIN'S GARDENS & LANDSCAPE DESIGNS & WATERWISE LANDSCAPES NM!

Revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf is known for designing public works like New York City’s popular High Line and Chicago’s Millennium Park that redefine our conception of gardens as works of art in themselves. This gorgeous, meditative documentary immerses viewers in his work, taking us inside Oudolf’s creative process. From his aesthetic theories to his strikingly abstract sketches to the ecological implications of his ideas, the film poetically reveals how Oudolf upends conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, beauty itself.

"Gorgeous." -  Village Voice

"Makes lovely visual music." - Chicago Tribune

"Reveals gardens you'd look forward to getting lost in." - Los Angeles Times

"Ethereal." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Anyone who relishes time in a garden will understand and cherish." - East Bay Time

"Delightful." - SF WEEKLY

"Those with a green thumb will be delighted to discover new ways to think about their gardens." - Santa Fe New Mexican

"Mesmerizing." - Los Angeles Times

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Harvest of Loneliness - a UNM Quetzalkuetlachtli Special!

Mar 27
Wednesday 4:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Gilbert Gonzalez, Vivian Price & Adrian Salinas - 2010 - 58m - FREE! Seating is Limited!

Panel Speakers: Richard Moore, Los Jardines Institute; Virginia Necochea, CESOSS: Center for Social Sustainable Systems; Joaquin Lujan, SouthWest Organizing Project. 

In honor of the UNM's Farm Workers Awareness Week student group Quetzalkuetlachtli will offer a free showing of the documentary "Harvest of Loneliness" directed by Gilbert Gonzalez and Vivian Price. The event is being held on the 50th Anniversary of the Plan Espiritual de Aztlan to celebrate the importance of the Xicano/a movement and it's relation to protest against the conditions for undocumented laborers. After the film there will be a panel with local grassroots leaders about the importance of the Xicano/a Movement in New Mexico. 

Hidden within the historical accounts of minorities, workers and immigrants in American society is the story of the millions of Mexico's men and women who experienced the temporary contract worker program known as the Bracero Program. Established to replace an alleged wartime labor shortage, research reveals that the Program intended to undermine farm worker unionization. Harvest shows how several million men, in one of the largest state managed migrations in history, were imported from 1942 to 1964 to work as cheap, controlled and disposable workers. The documentary features the men and women speaking of their experiences and addresses what to expect from a new temporary contract worker program. The politics of the Bracero Program laid the foundation for Mexican workers to follow the path to the US. NAFTA further impoverished the farmers of Mexico, and another generation of Mexicans and Mexican Americans demand a just immigration policy. The film is profoundly relevant to deconstructing anti-immigrant policies, lending a historical explanation to the contemporary issues of immigration in the US and global debates on migration.

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LIVE COMEDY NIGHT!

Mar 28
Thursday **new time** 8pm

Dir. Matt Peterson, Zach Abeyta & Scotty Goff - NOW! - 75m approx - Only $7 for all this fun! Must be 18 years or older!

**DOORS OPEN AT 7:30pm!**

This Month's Line Up:                                                HEADLINER SCOTTY GOFF

A 20 year comedy veteran who has performed in comedy club around the country as well as clubs throughout Canada! You've seen Scotty on Comedy Central, ABC's America's Funniest People and soon to be seen in the feature film, "Redemption...a Mile from Hell". Scotty was the New Mexico Lottery spokesperson for many years and you will recognize his face from lottery commecials and his voice from lottery and PNM radio commercials. Scotty is an administrator with the Albuquerque public schools, and the author of his first novel entitled, "Potato Torpedoes Away”.  Scotty's fast paced, high energy performances are finely crafted, but he also draws the audience in as apart of the show with his lightning fast improvisational skills.  Scotty has performed for schools, conferences, graduations, award ceremonies and comedy clubs around the U.S. and Canada.

FEATURING ZACH ABEYTA

Zach (Bboy Felto) Abeyta is a local Bboy and Comedian from Albuquerque New Mexico. He has been breakin' for seven years and represents the Flava Pheenz Crew est. 2011. With emphasis on expression, his non-traditional dance style blends emphatic movement and energy to the rhythm of the music.  

Straight from the cypher to the stage, Zach also performs stand-up comedy, and can be seen regularly at comedy shows around town. His comedy style is just as expressive as his dance moves, mixing creative wording with heavy physicality. Look out for a chance to watch him perform around town. 

HOST MATT PETERSON

Matt is a comedian and actor from Albuquerque whose comedy goals are simple.... make you laugh! His quick wit and fun demeanor make him audience favorite. Matt draws from his life experiences and absurd point of view!

Matt has performed in comedy clubs, casinos, Military Bases, Colleges and Theaters all around the southwest and beyond! Matt has worked with Tig Notaro, Marc Maron, Doug Stanhope, Dave Ross, Alex Ortiz, Troy Baxley, Steven Michael Quezada and many more!

Matt was voted one of the best comedians in the city in the Albuquerque?s Weekly Alibi's 2007 and 2014 'Best of Burque' issue and featured in the "Comedy issue" of ABQ the Magazine in 2009! Matt was also voted one of the top comedians in 2014, 2015 and 2016 "Best of the City" 

Matt is the founder of the Why The Long Face Comedy Tour.  Wtlfcomedy.com

In 2011, he was cast as a lead role in the comedy film," The Bigfoot Election" In 2014 Matt co-wrote, co-produced and starred in the comedy film "Abe Makes A Movie"! He has had television roles on In Plain Sight, Netflix series Longmire, ABC’s Killer Women, WGN’s Manhattan along with AMC's Preacher and Better Call Saul and recently NBC’s Midnight Texas!

He was a guest comedian on three episodes of NBC's After After Party with Breaking Bad's Steven Michael Quezada! 

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - the original 1974 Cinematic Beast!

Mar 29
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Tobe Hooper - 1974 - 84m - ALL SEATS $10

A DARK ROOM HORROR SPECIAL EVENT!  DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 51 !

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

The film to be shown is an account of the tragedy which befell a group of five youths. It is all the more tragic in that they were young. But, had they lived very very long lives, they could not have expected nor would they have wished to see as much of the mad and macabre as they were to see that day. For them, an idyllic summer afternoon drive became a nightmare. The events of that day were to lead to the discovery of one of the most bizarre crimes in the annals of American history… Dark Room Horror Presents: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

“No matter how many filmmakers have attempted to recreate the all-out insanity of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," very few have even come close.” - Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com

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Companeros - as part of our Spaghetti Westerns Series!

Mar 30 to Mar 31
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Sergio Corbucci - 1970 - 119m - Italy - In Italian with English Subtitles - No Matinees

SPECIAL INTRO BY LOCAL FILM HISTORIAN/JOURNALIST JEFF BERG AT THE SUNDAY SHOW!  A BIG THANKS TO ITALIAN FILM FESTIVALS OF NM!

Yodlaf Peterson (Franco Nero of DJANGO) is a suave Swedish arms dealer with a love for fast money. Vasco (Tomas Milian of TRAFFIC) is a trigger-happy Mexican bandit with a hate for suave Swedish arms dealers. But when the two men team up to kidnap a professor who holds the key to a fortune in gold, they find themselves hunted by the American army, stalked by a marijuana-crazed sadist (Academy Award winner Jack Palance) and trapped in the middle of a revolution about to explode. Can these two enemies blast their way across Mexico together without killing each other first?

Written and directed by the legendary Sergio Corbucci (DJANGO, THE GREAT SILENCE), COMPANEROS is a once-in-a-lifetime teaming of the two greatest European stars in 'Spaghetti Western' history. Fernando Rey (THE FRENCH CONNECTION) and Karin Schubert (BLACK EMANUELLE) co-star in this action-packed comedy classic that also features a remarkable score by Ennio Morricone (THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY).

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The Field Guide to Evil

Apr 2 to Apr 4
Tuesday to Thursday 8:45pm ONLY!

Dir. various - 2019 - 117m - No Matinees - with English subtitles when necessary

INCLUDES PETER STRICKLAND'S THE COBBLER'S LOT THAT FEATURES A FILM SCORE BY LOCALS JEREMY BARNES & HEATHER TROST FROM A HAWK AND A HACKSAW !

This anthology of short films features cinematic renderings of folk tales from eight countries. Nine filmmakers collaborate to provide a global outlook on the dark side of human nature by drawing from the storytelling traditions of Hungary, Austria, India, Poland, Greece, Turkey, Germany, and the United States of America.

Spinning tales in Field Guide to Evil are Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (Goodnight Mommy), Peter Strickland (The Duke of Burgundy), Agnieszka Smoczynska (The Lure), Katrin Gebbe (Nothing Bad Can Happen), Can Evrenol (Baskin), Calvin Reeder (The Rambler), Ashim Ahluwalia (Miss Lovely), and Yannis Veslemes (Norway).

“This is 'folk horror' par excellence, hopping the globe in search of the collective origins of our errant unconscious.” - Anton Bitel, SciFiNow

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KURT COBAIN: Montage of Heck

Apr 5
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Brett Morgen - 2015 - 138m - All Seats $8

AN NM ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE SPECIAL!  IN HONOR OF THE ANNIVERSARY/COMMEMORATION OF KURT COBAIN'S PASSING!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE, JUST SCROLL TO THIS EVENT!

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK invites you to experience Kurt’s life, art, and mind through his own unique lens, bringing you as close to the generation-defining icon as it’s possible to get. This first-ever fully authorized documentary feature blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music (both his most famous and some that’s never been heard), written word, and never-before-seen home movies with animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest confidantes. Following Kurt from his earliest years in Aberdeen, Wash., through the height of his fame, it creates an intense and powerful cinematic insight into an artist who craved the spotlight even as he rejected the trappings of fame. Those of Kurt’s generation will learn things about him they never knew. Those who’ve discovered the man and his music more recently will understand what makes Kurt the lasting icon that he is. Just like the legendary frontman of Nirvana himself, KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK is authentic, visceral, and unflinching. It will get into your head and stay there long after the end credits roll.

"Perhaps the greatest biographical film ever made about an artist" - Entertainment

"The most intimate rock doc ever" - Rolling Stone

"Pulsates with vitality and rage" - New York Times 

"Masterful ... the result is nothing short of epic" - The Huffington Post

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Aubree Sweeney Live Comedy Tour!

Apr 6
Saturday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Aubree Sweeney & Matt Peterson! - NOW - 75m approx - All Seats Just $10

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

A Special Night With Nationally Touring Comedian Aubree Sweeney and her Special Guest Matt Peterson!

Aubree is a nationally touring comedian. She spends a good part of the year traveling in her RV along with her furry faced pride and joys; She-Ra and Paco. When Aubree’s not on the road, she splits her time between Nebraska, where her family still lives, and Southern California. She has become known for her engaging, high-energy, storytelling style that relates her observations and life experiences. Aubree is a tireless animal advocate and is also proud to support the men and women who serve or who have served in the U.S. military. Aubree is thrilled to announce that a “Thank a Veteran” leg has been added to her “Scenic Route” Tour.

Aubree continues to build her theater resume and is part of several television commercials currently on air. If you have friends in the Midwest, they can catch her most Saturday nights on WOWT’s Omaha Live. Her new podcast, “On the Road with Aubree Sweeney” is dropping this Spring. Keep an eye out for her television comedy-travel series as well as her “Attempting Waste Free” videos which will be available online this fall.

Matt Peterson is a comedian and actor from Albuquerque whose comedy goals are simple.... make you laugh! His quick wit and fun demeanor make him audience favorite. Matt draws from his life experiences and absurd point of view. Recently venturing into his forties has put absolutely “nothing” into perspective for Matt! He's performed in comedy clubs, casinos, colleges and theaters all around the southwest and beyond! Matt has worked with Tig Notaro, Marc Maron, Doug Stanhope, Dave Ross, Alex Ortiz, Troy Baxley and Steven Michael Quezada! Matt was voted one of the best comedians in the city in the Albuquerque?s Weekly Alibi's 2007 and 2014 'Best of Burque' issue and featured in the "Comedy issue" of ABQ the Magazine in 2009! Matt was also voted one of the top comedians in 2014, 2015 and 2016 "Best of the City" In 2011, he was cast as a lead role in the comedy film, The Bigfoot Election. In 2014 Matt co-wrote, co-produced and starred in the upcoming comedy film "Abe Makes A Movie"! He has had roles on In Plain Sight, Netflix series Longmire, ABC?s Killer Women, WGN?s Manhattan, NBC’s Midnight Texas and AMC's Preacher and Better Call Saul!

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Stop! Look! Listen! Laugh! Geniuses at Play - Divine Madness: Bette Midler

Apr 6 to Apr 7
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Michael Ritchie - 1980 - 94m - All Seats just $5

An ABQ FILM CLUB / AMERICAN VAUDEVILLE MUSEUM special!  The third in their NEW VAUDEVILLIAN series that we'll be hosting!

Audacious, brazen, funny, and perhaps the unconscious inspiration for Madonna's shows, Divine Madness makes an absolute spectacle of itself. Bette Midler's raunchy, entertaining persona is on high in this concert film filmed in Pasadena.  She enthusiastically displays all her talents as the Divine Miss M: singer, comedienne, actress, and irrepressibly outspoken performer. Up for a drubbing are the British Royals, lounge singers, and anyone else Midler decides to berate. Midler's comic routines alternate with songs that range from ballads to punk rock. Complementing her electrifying performances are excellent photography, choreography, lighting, and of course, back-up singers and musicians. Midler fans will appreciate her usual earthy humor, non-Midler fans may take exception to her language and the blue tonalities of many of her jokes.

 

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Weed The People

Apr 10
Wednesday 4pm, 7pm

Dir. Abby Epstein - 2018 - 95m

CO-PRESENTED BY SACRED GARDEN NEW MEXICO!

EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY RICKI LAKE - By federal law, the possession of Cannabis is illegal in the United States, forcing desperate parents to obtain cannabis oil from underground sources to save their children from childhood cancers. “Weed the People” follows these families through uncharted waters as they take their children’s survival into their own hands. Some of their miraculous outcomes beget the unsettling question at the heart of the film: If weed is truly saving lives, why doesn’t the government want people to access it?

"Moving... An urgent cry for help." - Los Angeles Times

"A heartstring-pulling advocacy doc." - The Hollywood Reporter

"Inspirational. There will be tears of joy with the film's multiple success stories." -  Film Journal International

"A smart and vitally important documentary look at medical marijuana." - Flick Filosopher

“‘Weed The People’ will challenge everything you thought you knew about medical marijuana.” - Bustle

“Ricki Lake’s ‘Weed The People’ proves once and for all that marijuana can save lives.” - Romper

“The whole point of our title is to help destigmatize the plant” - Forbes

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ABQ Indie Film Festival

Apr 11
Thursday 6pm to 10pm

Dir. various - 2018 - 120m approx - FREE BUT LIMITED SEATING!

AN HF PRODUCTIONS SPECIAL EVENT!  

FOR A FULL LINEUP WITH DESCRIPTIONS PLEASE VISIT THEIR WEBSITE HERE!

What makes a film independent? Is it working under a certain budget? An unknown director? A shaky camera? Or could it be the love of the art-form that drives a project? 

The folks who make up the ABQ Indie Film Festival believe that independent cinema is a state of mind. It is ambitious, radical, thought-provoking filmmaking and it is, sadly, hard to come by.

In an age of instant media gratification, the aim for this festival is to re-create a nostalgic space for that state of mind.

This new festival will bring quality independent cinema from all around the world. At the same time, as filmmakers themselves, they know how difficult and alienating it can be to try to break into the industry. This is why ABQ Indie Film Festival is all about building networks and a stronger community.

More than just a screening space - this will be an opportunity to meet like-minded people and to bridge the gap between audiences and film creators.

The panel of international judges will select the best of the best and try to squeeze in as much high-quality indie cinema in one evening as they can. Featuring Q&A's with creators, networking sessions, and a welcoming atmosphere.

FILMS TO BE SHOWN

The Sheriff of Goodtimes / Precious Things / CHESTERFIELD / Alivestock / The Distraction Towers / Mascarpone / Knee High

Intermission at approx. 7:40pm

FEPPS - Pathways After Prison / An Aspirational Space / All Styles Welcome / Love Possibly

FOR INQUIRIES, PLEASE EMAIL abqindieff (at) hotmail.com

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Grease 2 - A NME 80s Matinee Special!

Apr 14
Sunday 1pm

Dir. Patricia Birch - 1982 - 115m - All Seats $8

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE & SCROLLING DOWN TO THE EVENT!

Join New Mexico Entertainment magazine for our monthly 80's movie screening at The Guild Cinema. This month's movie is Grease 2. An English student at a 1960s American high school has to prove himself to the leader of a girls' gang whose members can only date greasers.  With Michelle Pfeiffer & Maxwell Caulfield!

MOVIEPASS IS NOT ACCEPTED AT NEW MEXICO ENTERTAINMENT MOVIE NIGHTS.

TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO YOU. Please bring your Hold My Ticket receipt with your current state ID and check in at the Guild Box Office 15 minutes before the show. If you do not have your receipt, please make sure if you have your ID. We will have a list at the box office. In the likelihood we have a sold-out performance or event, tickets are subject to be released for resale to those on the waiting list if you have not checked five minutes before the show starts. Thank you for your punctuality!

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Experiments in Cinema v14.2 - A Basement Films Event!

Apr 16 to Apr 20
Tuesday to Saturday

2019 - ONLY $10 General admission per day / $8 students per day !!

FULL SCHEDULE WITH SPECIFIC TIMES & DESCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE

Each year Experiments in Cinema brings the international community of cinematic un-dependents to Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA for a film festival that is designed to inspire a new generation of homegrown media activists to participate in shaping future trends of cultural representation. 

In many ways EIC likes to think of itself as a micro-community rather than a festival, in that we are proudly and defiantly non-competitive—no pretentious red carpets, arbitrary prizes or VIP passes at our event. Everyone who participates wins!. EIC is about sharing and nurturing, as we truly believe that the community of media un-dependents are modern day traveling troubadours, sharing their news of the day (from personal, un-embedded perspectives) with colleagues and friends from around the world.  

"Experiments in Cinema serves as a reminder that filmmaking has a responsibility that transcends the pathetically produced popcorn poo-poo that we have come to know as "going to the movies." 

EIC believes in the meat-space of our event and that as useful as Youtube, Vimeo and other interfaces are, there is still nothing that replaces the emotional bandwidth (Gene Yougblood’s phrase) of face-to-face interactions amongst like-minded people inventing and imagining through the power of dialogue.

Each year, in addition to presenting a wide range of international screenings, EIC also hosts live multi-media performances, interactive projects, lectures, discussion groups, hands-on workshops and a program of films produced by New Mexican Middle and High School students.

Our annual celebration of all things un-dependently cinematic is produced by Basement Films. Basement Films is one of the few remaining first wave micro-cinemas left in the United States that has been supporting underrepresented forms of media since 1991." - Bryan Konefsky, EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

TUESDAY APRIL 16 = EXPERIMENT 1 @ 4:30 / EXPERIMENT 2 @ 6:45 / EXPERIMENT 3 @ 8:45pm / 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 = EXPERIMENT 5 @ 2:30 / EXPERIMENT 6 @ 4:15 **EXPERIMENTS 6 & 7 will be at the KIMO THEATRE!

THURSDAY APRIL 18 = EXPERIMENT 8 @ 3pm / EXPERIMENT 9 @ 5pm / EXPERIMENT 10 @ 7:15pm / EXPERIMENT 11 @ 9pm

FRIDAY APRIL 19 = EXPERIMENT 12 @ 2:30 / EXPERIMENT 13 @ 4:45 / EXPERIMENT 14 @ 7:15

SATURDAY APRIL 20 = EXPERIMENT 15 @ 3:30 / EXPERIMENT 16 @ 5:15 / EXPERIMENT 17 @ 7:15pm / EXPERIMENT 18 @ 8:45

 

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Friday - in stoner honor of, you know, 4-20 weekend!

Apr 19
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. F. Gary Gray - 1995 - 97m - All Seats $10

ADVANCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

Welcome to The New Mexico Entertainment's Annual 4/20 Movie Event. Every year near 4/20 we will celebrate all things cannabis with a special screening of weed-themed films at The Guild Cinema. This year's film is Friday starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker. It's Friday and Craig Jones (Ice Cube) has just gotten fired for stealing cardboard boxes. To make matters worse, rent is due, he hates his overbearing girlfriend, Joi (Paula Jai Parker), and his best friend, Smokey (Chris Tucker), owes the local drug dealer money -- and that's all before lunch. As the hours drag on, Jones and Smokey experience the gamut of urban life, complete with crackheads, shoot-outs, and overly sexual pastors, concentrated into one single, unbelievable Friday.

Presale ticket holders will be entered to win prizes during the screening. 

MOVIEPASS IS NOT ACCEPTED AT NEW MEXICO ENTERTAINMENT MOVIE NIGHTS.

TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO YOU. Please bring your Hold My Ticket receipt with your current state ID and check in at the Guild Box Office 15 minutes before the show. If you do not have your receipt, please make sure if you have your ID. We will have a list at the box office. In the likelihood we have a sold-out performance or event, tickets are subject to be released for resale to those on the waiting list if you have not checked five minutes before the show starts. Thank you for your punctuality!

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The Unruly Mystic: John Muir - An Earth Day special encore!

Apr 22
Monday 3:30, 5:45, 8pm

Dir. Michael Conti - 2018 - 100m

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

An inspirational new documentary that explores the remarkable life and influential works of a patron saint of environmental activism. The film discusses the connection nature and spirituality, using the life and wisdom of John Muir, ecological preservationist and founder of Yosemite National Park, as a catalyst for how being outside in nature affects the lives of everyday people right now. John Muir played many roles in his life: mystic, prophet, author, poet, conservationist, radical, all of which helped him succeed in his role as an advocate for Nature.  As America’s most famous naturalist and conservationist, Muir fought to protect the wild places he loved, places we can still visit today. Muir’s writings have profoundly shaped the ways in which we understand and envision our relationship with the natural world today, and his work has become a personal guide into the natural world for countless individuals. The film interviews noted psychiatrists, therapists, theologians, writers, and every day people and asks them to discuss their relationship with nature, and its transformative effect in their lives.

About Crazy Wisdom Films (CWF): Every generation when finding its own voice also rediscovers the teachers, mystics, geniuses, misfits, rebels, troublemakers from the past.  CWF strives to celebrate those previous unruly mystics who stood strong, brave, open and everlasting awake, and who continue to inspire and challenge the status quo. Each film is crafted to be appealing to a multi-generational audience, from the twenty something-spiritual seekers to the gray-haired elders who seek a deeper wisdom on the subject.  The films are a reminder of the common good and universal connection that we all have to the earth and to spirit, and that connection that those are stronger and deeper than merely one nation, religion, race, class or gender. The first film in the series is The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard.

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Garbage Warrior - An AIA FREE MOVIE!

Apr 25
Thursday 7pm

Dir. Oliver Hodge - 2008 - 86m

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

BONUS!  THE SUBJECT OF THIS DOCUMENTARY MICHAEL REYNOLDS TO BE IN PERSON FOR TALK/Q&A !!

Renegade architect Michael Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of “Earthship Biotecture” – passive, solar, off-the-grid, sustainable housing. Earthship n. 1. passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials 2. thermal mass construction for temperature stabilization. 3. renewable energy & integrated water systems make the Earthship an off-grid home with little to no utility bills. Biotecture n. 1. the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their sustainability. 2. A combination of biology and architecture.

Charismatic – with a warm sense of humor” - New York Times

“Oliver Hodge depicts his subject as a true humanitarian – a real alternative to modern living” - Empire ****

“Like Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’- this film demands to be seen by as many humans as possible. Time is of the essence.” - SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT

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A Pistol For Ringo - Our Spaghetti Westerns Keeps A' Comin'!

Apr 27 to Apr 28
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Duccio Tessari - 1966 - 102m - No Matinees - Italy - In Italian with English subtitles

SPECIAL INTRO BY LOCAL FILM HISTORIAN/JOURNALIST JEFF BERG AT THE SUNDAY SHOW!  A BIG THANKS TO ITALIAN FILM FESTIVALS OF NM!

The original Ringo films introduced another iconic hero to the spaghetti western; a clean-cut sharp shooter who was markedly different to Clint Eastwood's Man With No Name.

In A Pistol For Ringo, the eponymous hero, played by Giuliano Gemma (Day of Anger, Tenebrae), infiltrates a ranch of Mexican bandits to save a beautiful hostage (Nieves Navarro, Death Walks on High Heels). In The Return Of Ringo, the gunslinger, now a veteran of war, disguises himself as a Mexican in order to take revenge on outlaws who have stolen his property and taken his wife.

Hugely successful upon their original release, thanks in part to the skilled direction of Duccio Tessari (The Bloodstained Butterfly, Death Occurred Last Night), the Ringo films proved influential on the Italian western, spawning numerous unofficial sequels, due to their gripping set-pieces and unforgettable musical scoring by Ennio Morricone. 

“Essential spaghetti western from the early days of the genre … (Director) Tessari tells his story very effectively, with acute dialogue (you'll learn what made equally born men different) and interesting plot twists.” - Simon Gelten, Spaghetti Western Database

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The Occupation of the American Mind

Jun 8
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Loretta Alper & Jeremy Earp - 2016 - 82m

Progressive Democrats of America/Central NM chapter special!

Polling shows strong global opposition to Israel’s illegal 50-year occupation of Palestinian land, and mounting outrage over Israel’s ongoing slaughter of unarmed Palestinian civilians who are fighting for their rights. Nevertheless, public sympathy and support for Israel within the US continues to hold strong. The Occupation of the American Mind zeroes in on this critical exception, breaking down the devastatingly effective public relations war that Israel and right-wing pro-Israel advocacy groups have been waging for decades in the US. Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, the film explores how the Israeli government, the US government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives and interests, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel’s favor. The result is a stunning look at how — and why — American media coverage of the conflict regularly minimizes the occupation, vilifies critics of Israeli policy, and dehumanizes the Palestinian people.

“I wish every American would watch this powerful documentary. Not only every person of conscience, but every taxpayer, must see it — and then ask themselves if the status quo is acceptable and can continue deep into the 21st century." - Gideon Levy, columnist for Haaretz newspaper of Israel

“Not only land, but also minds can be colonized. The brilliance of this documentary is that it manages to tell the story of both forms of colonization simultaneously. The first story reveals how Palestinian land was colonized and how the Palestinian people have been struggling for self-determination ever since. The second story uncovers how the American media has colonized the minds of its audiences and inverted the concrete relations of subjugation by transforming Israelis into victims and Palestinians into oppressors. The Occupation of the American Mind is a must see for anyone who is against colonization." - Neve Gordon, Professor of Politics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

“A remarkable achievement. Anyone who wishes to understand the deeper reasons for America's utter failure to bring peace to the region should begin by watching this powerful film." - Avi Shlaim, Professor Emeritus, Oxford University

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