Special Events

Our 15th Annual Festival of Film Noir !!

Jul 20 to Jul 29
Friday to the following Sunday!

1940s to 1980s - 10 days of 5 double features in the dark amongst friends & strangers! - NO MATINEES

It really has been 15 years now since our first foray into this enticing darkened corner of film fests! As the tradtion goes, we'll have  ten amazing nights of  film noir programming that spans 40 years of choice tales on being sly, lowdown and not quite on the level!  And that's FIVE double features, friends - that means five opportunities to get the 2 movies for only one price deal!

Fri & Sat July 20 & 21: BACKROADS NOIR!

MOONRISE (4:30, 8:30)

A small-town fable about violence and redemption, Moonrise is the final triumph of Frank Borzage, one of Hollywood’s most neglected masters. Stigmatized from infancy by the fate of his criminal father, young Danny (Dane Clark) is bruised and bullied until one night, in a fit of rage, he kills his most persistent tormentor. As the police close in around him, Danny makes a desperate bid for the love of the dead man’s fiancée (Gail Russell), a schoolteacher who sees the wounded soul behind his aggression. With this postwar comeback, Borzage recaptured the inspiration that had animated his long and audacious early career, marrying the lyrical force of his romantic sensibility with the psychological anguish of film noir, in a stunning vindication of faith in the power of love.   Directed by Frank Borzage. 90 mins. 1948.  VIEW A CLIP.  



Incredibly, the only film the great actor Charles Laughton ever directed—is truly a stand-alone masterwork. A horror movie with qualities of a Grimm fairy tale, it stars a sublimely sinister Robert Mitchum as a traveling preacher named Harry Powell (he of the tattooed knuckles), whose nefarious motives for marrying a fragile widow, played by Shelley Winters, are uncovered by her terrified young children. Graced by images of eerie beauty and a sneaky sense of humor, this ethereal, expressionistic American classic—also featuring the contributions of actress Lillian Gish and writer James Agee—is cinema’s most eccentric rendering of the battle between good and evil.  Directed by Charles Laughton.  93 mins. 1955.  VIEW A TRAILER.  


Sun & Mon July 22 & 23:  BEAT THE CLOCK NOIR!

D.O.A. (4:30, 8:30)

Starring Edmond O’Brien and Pamela Britton — about a man who has been poisoned and, with only a few days left to live, sets out to find his killer. A classic of the genre noted for its distinctive cinematography, exemplified by the opening sequence, a long tracking shot of the main character walking through the corridor of a police station to report his own murder. The director Rudolph Mate had an extensive background in cinematography, having worked on films in both Europe and Hollywood and been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography in five consecutive years in the 1940s   Directed by Rudolph Mate. 83 mins. 1950.  VIEW A TRAILER 



When a Los Angeles police officer is savagely gunned down, a city-wide manhunt ensues for his cunning and ruthless killer. But finding the murderer, chillingly played by Richard Basehart in only his third film, proves difficult for Detective Marty Brennan (Scott Brady) and his colleagues as Basehart's Roy Morgan is always one step ahead of the law. Will modern police methods and sheer determination be enough to find the elusive cop-killer before he strikes again?  Visually stunning, cinematographer John Alton's brilliant use of light and shadows shine in this groundbreaking police procedural that paved the way for the TV series Dragnet; which itself spawned an entire sub-genre of television crime-dramas that are still popular to this day.  Based on true events, He Walked by Night was directed by Alfred L. Werker, along with an uncredited Anthony Mann (who is believed to be responsible for the film's most iconic scenes). Co-written by John C. Higgins (Raw Deal) and Crane Wilbur (The Phenix City Story), it also features Jack Webb who went on to create and star in the aforementioned Dragnet.  Directed by Alfred L. Werker & Anthony Mann.  79 mins. 1948.  VIEW A TRAILER


Tues & Wed July 24 & 25:  RAYMOND BURR NOIR!

DESPERATE (4:30, 8:30)

Flavor, tension, and visual bravura to burn! The average-Joe hero played by Steve Brodie is an independent trucker tricked into abetting a robbery. Although he manages to mess up the crooks' plans, Brodie and newly pregnant wife Audrey Long are soon fleeing cross-country from the law as well as from vicious gang leader Raymond Burr. Scene after scene features bold lighting, forceful angles, and strong deep-focus setups--all before Mann had begun working with cameraman John Alton.   Directed by Anthony Mann. 73 mins. 1947.  VIEW A CLIP.  


RED LIGHT (6:30pm)

George Raft plays Johnny Torno, a tougher than asphalt character careening between religion and revenge in this taut film noir character drama produced and directed by Roy Del Ruth. Torno thinks everything’s jake thanks to the safe return of his brother Jess (Arthur Franz), a young priest, from a POW camp. But trouble is brewing in the form of his ex-employee, embezzling book keeper Nick Cherney (Raymond Burr), who is serving time for sticking his hand into Johnny Torno’s trucking company’s till. Cherney tasks fellow con Rocky (Harry Morgan) with revenge delivery, and the deed sends Johnny out to the streets, desperately searching for a missing Bible and the meaning behind a message from Jess. Mixing holts and soul, Red Light features one of Raft’s most nuanced tough guys, buoyed by a stellar support staff, including Virginia Mayo, Gene Lockhart and Barton MacLane.  Directed by Roy Del Ruth.  84 mins. 1949.  VIEW A CLIP.  


Thurs & Fri July 26 & 27:  IDA LUPINO NOIR!

PRIVATE HELL 36 (4:30, 8:30)

Two Los Angeles detectives follow a singer to stolen cash, and keep it.  Co-written by Ida Lupino (!), this is one of those special brand of B noirs that just revels in the claustrophobic tawdriness of its characters. But it’s also one of those—like Crime Wave and Pushover—that is at least twice as smart and potent as its gears-turning plot first reveals. Shot through with the 50s-noir nihilism of Kiss Me Deadly, it’s also a film very much of its moment—that 50s midpoint that, arguably, summons up the world of standard love-gone-wrong big-city noir only to smash it against Eisenhower-era ideals: suburbia, security, family.   Directed by Don Siegel. 81 mins. 1954.  VIEW A CLIP.  



"Why do you make me do it?" New York cop Jim Wilson asks the hoodlum he's about to smash senseless. Jim has seen it all on the city's shadowy streets: killers, thugs, pimps, sadists. And the experience has cost him his soul. Ironically, his redemption may come in his next case, a brutal murder that brings him into the open sky and white light of the countryside.and into the arms of a beautiful blind woman. Directed with intensity by Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without a Cause, They Live by Night) and featuring a haunting score by Bernard Herrmann (Psycho), On Dangerous Ground is a taut, rapid-paced manhunt with two fine stars at its tortured heart. Noir master Robert Ryan captures Jim's agonized self-hatred. And Ida Lupino burnishes the screen as the sightless angel whose compassion gives him one last chance at life.  Directed by Nicholas Ray.  82 mins. 1955.  VIEW A TRAILER.  


Sat & Sun July 28 & 29:  ECCENTRIC 70s-80s NOIR!

THE LATE SHOW (4:15, 8:30)

Aging private eye Ira Wells (Academy Award winner* Art Carney) has agreed to help a Hollywood kook named Margo (Lily Tomlin) locate her missing cat. Little does he know he’s got a tiger by the tail. Written and directed by three-time Oscar winner* Robert Benton (Kramer vs. Kramer), The Late Show is a brilliant, funny and gutsy modern-day homage to ’40s detective thrillers. Like his contemporaries Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade, gimpy-legged Ira’s one of the great ones (Carney won the 1977 National Society of Film Critics Best Actor Award for his work here). Will this one last case – and this one flaky lady – give him one last chance to prove it? Stay up with The Late Show and solve the mystery!   Directed by Robert Benton. 93 mins. 1977.  VIEW A TRAILER.  



In the fictional and hypnotic Rain City, ex-cop Hawk (Kris Kristofferson) has just been released from prison after serving hard time for killing a man. Meanwhile, a young down-on-his-luck father, Coop (Keith Carradine), and his radiant, innocent wife, Georgia (Lori Singer), head toward the city with their new baby in search of a new life.  Littered with eccentric gangsters and thugs, Rain City serves as almost a side street to human evolution. At the center of it all is Wandas, a dive diner run by Hawks ex (Genevieve Bujold), where the characters lives will intersect, changing them forever.  Written and directed by Alan Rudolph, Trouble In Mind is set somewhere in the future and the past of countless classic film noirs, creating a completely realized neo-noir masterpiece. Feature has been newly restored from original film elements.  Directed by Alan Rudolph.  101 mins. 1985.  VIEW A TRAILER.  

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Jul 20
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Matt & the good folks - NOW - 75m - Only $7 for all of this! Must be 18 years or older


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. 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" 

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 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 and AMC's Preacher and recently in Better Call Saul!  He was a guest comedian on three episodes of NBC's After After Party with Breaking Bad's Steven Michael Quezada! 


Caitlin Minton is a stand-up comic originally from Fort Sumner, NM. She can be described as being a misanthropic humanitarian that shares her unusual worldview with a sweet demeanor. Her material ranges from cheesy puns to dating horror stories to personal revelations with a biting twist. Caitlin has been charming comedy audiences throughout the country one lady dick joke at a time. Since beginning her stand-up career at Denver’s famous Lion’s Lair open mic, she has performed at Loonie’s Comedy Corner in Colorado Springs, CO and the Speakeasy Comedy Lounge in Scottsdale, AZ, as well as many other theaters, casinos, bars and breweries. She has opened for Vinny Oshana, Johnny Pemberton, Ben Kronberg, Derek Sheen, John Novosad, and Josh Fadem. Caitlin won the Comedians' Power Hour, is the current Comedy Fight Club Champion, a semi-finalist in Albuquerque’s Got Talent and a seven time winner of the monthly Comedy Contest at Tractor Brewery in Albuquerque, NM, including the best of 2016.


John Cuellar has been writing and performing stand up comedy around the southwest for nine years. His material runs the gamut from crowd work to silly puns, hilarious one liners and laugh out loud stories! His topics cover good news and bad news, fatherhood, growing up hispanic, consuming large amounts of cannabis and trying to be a better person each day. You can hear John anytime by listening to Potential Problems Podcast on Itunes,Google Play, Podbean or Youtube.


Generation Zapped

Weekend Non-Fiction

Jul 21
Saturday 1pm

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

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

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

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

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

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The Devil's Doorway

Jul 21
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

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


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

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

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

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

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

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Weekend Non-Fiction

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

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

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

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

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Asperger's Are Us

Aug 4
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

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

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

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

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Our House

Aug 4
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

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

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

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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Aug 10
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

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


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

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

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

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King Of Jazz

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

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


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

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Morning Toons with New Mexico Entertainment Magazine!!

Aug 18
Saturday 11:30 a.m. ONLY!

Dir. various - various - 60m approx - All Seats Just $6


Grab your pajamas, your blanket and take part in these Saturday morning events with your family and friends. New Mexico Entertainment brings you cartoons from your childhood on the big screen at The Guild Cinema. Kick back, have some breakfast, and enjoy the toons!

Morning Toons with NME is a LIMITED seat event

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Sorry, Not Sorry - Melissa Eslinger's Comedy B-Day Show!

Aug 24
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Melissa & friends - NOW - 75m approx. - All seats just $7 for all this good times! Must be 18 years or older

Melissa is turning 28! Known as the former nervous newbie on the popular podcast, Kill Tony, Eslinger has made a comeback in the 505. Come out and celebrate her birthday with laughter! Featured guests will be Al Bahmani (Los Angeles, CA) Sam Mo (Louisville, KY) and some of Albuquerque’s very own, Rusty Rutherford and Eddie Stephens. This event will be TAPED to create a mini-special. Come out and laugh until your tummy hurts!

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Mindfield Film Festival - Albuquerque

Aug 25 to Aug 26
Saturday and Sunday various times


As part of the Mindfield Festival circuit!  Visit the Albuquerque chapter website by clicking here!


A showcasing of features, Shorts, and Music videos by filmmakers from around the world.  Albuquerque (home of Breaking Bad) also has a thriving film community that shines bright in the sunny Land of Enchantment some of which will be highlighted in the 2-day festival!

Saturday August 25th

1:00 – 2:00 Rebel

Nena & Dave Stewart: "Be my Rebel"


The World In My Dreams


William Wishes

2:30 – 4:00 Comedy/Dramedy & Animation


I asked for an apple but got a lemon


The Untold Story of Romeo & Juliet

Sid and Marge Have a Problem


High Calorie

Diva's Perfect Posse: Ep. 1.1 Perfect Pumps

5:00 – 6:30 (Drama)

Dangerous Crossings

Matter of Black

Torment 00:19:19

Stronger Than Pretty


Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times



7:30 – 9:00 (Documentaries)

Decode Crop Circles

Pulse: The Beat of Art (NM)

Rhino Shield- South Africa

Bison Nation-Walking Sacred Sites (NM)

9:30 – 10:30 Action & Sci-Fi

The Life Gamble

Star Wars: Dresca


Neosho Falls


Sunday August 26th

11:00 – 12:30 (Documentaries)

I've Seen So Much

Detroit Under STRESS

1:30 – 3:00 Life and Death

Love Ghost- Parasitical Identity

Georgia O'Keefe and Me

Cordial Kill

Going Up

Whoever Was Using This Bed

4:00 – 5:30 (Drama)

STARDUST (Band : Next Is Best)

88 Cents

The Letters


06:30:00 PM (Awards Ceremony)


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