Special Events

MOTLEY COLLECTIVE- A Variety Show!

May 24
Thursday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. various talent - NOW! - 75m approx. - A mere $5 admission for all this fun!

A NEW MEXICO ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE EVENT!  

New Mexico's hottest variety show featuring some of the greatest talents the state has to offer!  

Hosted by Royal A. Wood III !  

Guests: 

Magic: Chris Zaccara

Burlesque: Venus de Folie

Comedy: Nicholas Starr and Kevin Baca

Music: Ashes of Jupiter 

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Alivestock

May 26
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Antonio Marquez - 2018 - 45m total - Only $5 - Cast & Crew in person for Q&A

Presented by Junkyard Night Productions!

A brand new short film starring Ama Zathura, Justin Reichert and Dominic Martinez!  Consuela, a young Mexican woman, must fight for her life and freedom as murderous cowboys attempt to sell her like livestock in this locally produced neo-western short.

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ROOT

May 27
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Adrian H Molina - 2018 - 60m approx. - All Seats $8

ROOT is a feature-length film set within a series of dreamscapes. The Dreamer takes the viewer through a 13-part narrative set in the mountain west and southwest.  The story begins at dawn, and runs through the course of a day, into nightfall.  We end the journey full-circle with the birth of a new day. We also find that time and space are non-linear, and that life is filled with creative possibilities at every turn.  The film blends genres of experimental and documentary filmmaking, music video and silent film. The integrative filmmaking approach speaks to the future of film, prompting action that jumps off the screen. Inspired by Chicano, Mestizo, Toltec, and Afrofuturist traditions, ROOT integrates artistic threads of surrealism, DIY grit, cultural futurism, and meta-realism.

About the Artists: 

Adrian H Molina aka Molina Speaks is an artist, musician, writer, poet, and filmmaker.  Molina is a cultural futurist, living word architect, and human bridge.  His first film ROOT is an independent venture that premiered in his home city of Denver, Colorado on March 31st, 2018.  ROOT then captured the Premio Ometeotl Award for New Media at its film festival debut at Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center XicanIndie Film Fest. In addition to his own music, poetry and film work, Molina performs regularly with Chicano Afrobeat orchestra Pink Hawks and punk/hip-hop act Roots Rice and Beans.  Molina was named a 2017 Mastermind by Westword Magazine—Denver’s premiere entertainment publication.  Molina recently garnered two Best of Denver 2018 Awards: Best New Band (Roots Rice and Beans), and Best Place to Find the Future of the Music Business, for his role in developing and coordinating Youth on Record’s new Fellowship Program. He is a recipient of an Imagine 2020 Award by the City of Denver.  Visit www.ROOTtheFilm.com for more. 

Sheree "lovemestiza" Brown 

Sheree is a writer, herbalist, and Afrofuturist, who has independently launched her first book of poetic prose titled "lovemestiza."  A self-described “Woman of many colors,” she reflects on her journey as a Black woman and Chicana with mixed “Mestiza” and Indigenous roots.  Her four-part book also traces her experiences becoming a mother, and healing from intergenerational, personal, and social traumas.  In addition to poetry and prose, lovemestiza contains polaroids, quotes, and original plant-based medicinal recipes crafted by la “lovemestiza” herself.  Find out more about her work at www.Lovemestiza.com 

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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Jun 1
Friday 10pm screening with preshow

Dir. Stephan Elliott - 1994 - 104m - A Pride & Equality / New Mexico Magazine Special!

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DOUBLE FEATURED WITH THE BIRDCAGE!!  TWO MOVIES FOR ONLY ONE PRICE!

9:30pm TICKET BOOTH & DOORS OPEN / 10pm PRESHOW BEGINS WITH PERFORMANCES & GIVEAWAYS / 10:30PM MOVIE BEGINS!

"For the first time, Pride & Equality Magazine and New Mexico Entertainment Magazine bring you a double-hitter for Pride! That's right, you spoke and we listened. For Pride 2018 we are excited to present a double feature of The Birdcage and Priscilla Queen Of The Desert at The Guild Cinema. Hosted by Hasani Olujimi with live drag performances including diva extraordinaire, Jacquêsán Taylor Stratton, and giveaways through the evening. THIS IS AN ALL-AGES EVENT!"

This Academy Award-winning feel-good comedy won the hearts of moviegoers partly for it's lavish costumes and devotion to ABBA but mostly for the great performances of three drag artists who are on the road trip of a lifetime. Starring: Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce.

“In this roaringly comic and powerfully affecting road movie, Terence Stamp gives one of the year's best performances.” - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“Funny, extravangantly silly, and surprisingly poignant.” - Randy Shulman

Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

“Both an unalloyed delight and a surprisingly human, moving film.” - Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

“The casting of the film was a stroke of genius.” - Michael W. Phillips, Jr. Goatdog's Movies

“Refreshing and fun.” - Blake Davis, KFOR Channel 4 News

“You'll never look at The Matrix the same way again.” - Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium

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The Birdcage

Jun 1
Friday 7:30pm screening with preshow

Dir. Mike Nichols - 1996 - 117m - A Pride & Equality / New Mexico Magazine Special!

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DOUBLE FEATURED WITH THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT!!  TWO MOVIES FOR ONLY ONE PRICE!

TICKETS ON SALE AT 6:30pm / DOORS OPEN AT 7PM WITH PRESHOW PERFORMANCES & GIVEAWAYS / 7:30pm MOVIE BEGINS!

"For the first time, Pride & Equality Magazine and New Mexico Entertainment Magazine bring you a double-hitter for Pride! That's right, you spoke and we listened. For Pride 2018 we are excited to present a double feature of The Birdcage and Priscilla Queen Of The Desert at The Guild Cinema. Hosted by Hasani Olujimi with live drag performances including diva extraordinaire, Jacquêsán Taylor Stratton, and giveaways through the evening. THIS IS AN ALL-AGES EVENT!"

The great improvisational comedy team of Mike Nichols and Elaine May reunited to (respectively) direct and write this update of the French comedy La Cage Aux Folles. Robin Williams stars as a gay Miami nightclub owner who is forced to play it straight and ask his drag-queen partner (Nathan Lane) to hide out when Williams's son invites his prospective--and highly conservative--in-laws and fiancée to a meet-and-greet dinner party. Gene Hackman and Dianne Wiest play the straight-laced senator and his wife, and Calista Flockhart (from television's Ally McBeal) plays their daughter in a culture-clash with outrageous consequences. May's witty screenplay incorporates some pointed observations about the political landscape of the 1990s and takes a sensitive approach to the comedy's underlying drama. Topping off the action is Hank Azaria in a scene-stealing role as Williams's and Lane's flamboyant housekeeper, "Agador Spartacus.”

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ALBUQUERQUE FILM & MUSIC EXPERIENCE 2018

Jun 6
Wednesday

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018

3:00PM – 4:45PM

Battlefield: Home - Breaking the Silence

Documentary Feature, 1 hour, 8 minutes, USA, 2016 / Directed by Anita Sugimura Holsapple

In an effort to unravel her own journey of dealing with PTSD and the aftermath of war, a Vietnam era military child speaks with multi-generational family members and exposes the unflinching impact of war, and the failing systems that continue the legacy of trauma from generation to generation. Filmed over a 9-year period, the documentary unexpectedly becomes a pilgrimage of forgiveness and understanding from a daughter to her dad. 

5:30PM – 7:30PM  

NARRATIVE SHORT COMEDIES

Lady Lillian

The Dinner Scene

Hole Punch

Match

House Rules

Rendez-vous with God

Dad Band

Sam Did It

8pm 

BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE - free screening!  

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ALBUQUERQUE FILM & MUSIC EXPERIENCE 2018

Jun 7
Thursday

2018

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THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018

3:00PM – 5:00PM

Blind Audition (screening with Circular Resonance)

Narrative Short, 17 minutes, 28 seconds, Germany, 2017, Directed by Andreas Kessler

Violinists Ari and Ron are a couple. As they both get the invitation from an orchestra to audition for a solo part, they become direct competitors. Their mutual trust is put to the test when Ron gets a tempting offer from the conductor of the orchestra.

Circular Resonance

Documentary Feature, 1 hour, 1 minute, USA, 2017, Directed by Brandon Katcher

Join renowned Didgeridoo-maker, Noah Frisch, as he travels the world with a self-made instrument strapped to his back. Embark on a journey to explore the connections between cultures, utilizing a truly universal language - music.

 

5:30PM – 7:30PM

Mount Liptak (playing with Arkabutla, Ashes)

Narrative Short, 15 minutes, USA, 2018, Directed by Ryan Allsop

In order to provide for his family after his Father was murdered a young boy lies about his age to enlist in the Navy.

Arkabutla

Narrative Short, 14 minute, USA, 2016, Directed by Katori Hall

Ashes

Narrative Feature, 1 hour, 11 min, Canada, 2017, Directed by Dan Slater

After discovering his parents' final wishes are to have their ashes scattered where they first met, Liam and his closest friends set out to explore the place for themselves as they navigate old memories while creating new ones. 

 

8:00PM – 10:00PM

Death Van (screening with Up to Snuff)

Animation, 6 minutes, 7 seconds, Canada, 2017, Directed by Michael Enzbrunner

In this computer animated short, the fictitious space-rock duo DEATH VAN tours through a miniature world inhabited by surreal creatures that are haunted and terrorized by a menacing and mischievous entity.  

Up to Snuff

Documentary Feature, 1 hour, 20 minutes, USA, 2018, Directed by Mark Maxey

Millions of people have been touched by his music, yet few know the journey, hardships and triumphs of American musician and composer W.G. Snuffy Walden. In UP TO SNUFF, friends and collaborators share personal stories, laughs and insights about this generous soul who overcame the excesses of rock and roll to find success as one of the most beloved composers in television history. Infused with Snuffy’s music throughout, the film features luminaries from television, film and music, including Aaron Sorkin, Martin Sheen, Tom Arnold, Timothy Busfield, Fred Savage, Marshall Herskovitz, Steve Lukather, Chaka Khan and Eric Burdon, and scenes from The West Wing, Wonder Years, and thirtysomething.

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ALBUQUERQUE FILM & MUSIC EXPERIENCE 2018

Jun 8
Friday

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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018

3:00PM – 4:30PM – ANIMATION AND MUSIC VIDEOS

Look Inside

VACANCY

A Drawing

Out in the Sun

KANJO feat. NOVAA - Melody Of Need

El Bodeguero

Love Me feat Leah Leyva

Grow Old

Cheshi/Sentimental

Soma & Lil

 

5:15PM – 7:00PM

Gaelynn Lea - The Songs We Sing

Documentary Short, 10 min, 36 sec, USA, 2017, Directed by Mark Brown

Minnesota violinist and disability rights advocate Gaelynn Lea along with her husband, Paul, travels the upper Midwest on tour, experiencing the ups and downs of the road while hustling hard to make it as a performer and artist.

The Lion

Narrative Feature, 1 hour, 7 minutes, USA, 2017, Directed by Kevin S. Bright

THE LION tells a coming-of-age story about love, loss, loyalty and the redemptive power of music. A son seeks his father’s love and goes on a deeply personal journey to become his own man. Writer/performer Benjamin Scheuer plays and sings the incredible story of his family and his close call with mortality, all while supported by a cast of 6 guitars. Some stories have to be sung.

 

7:30PM – 9:30PM

One Bedroom

Narrative Feature, 1 hour, 23 min, USA, 2018, Directed by Darien Sills-Evans

Breaking up is easy.  Moving out is hard. After five years of ups and downs, an African American 30-something couple in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood spends their final afternoon together arguing and remember better days, as one of them moves out and hopefully on with her life. 

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Purple Rain - a tribute to Prince's 60th Birthday!

Jun 8
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Albert Magnoli - 1984 - 112m - A New Mexico Entertainment Special - all seats $10

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"Join New Mexico Entertainment Magazine as we celebrate the genius of Prince on what would have been his 60th birthday the day after our event The Diamond Celebration: NME's Prince Tribute Concert with a screening of his Academy Award-winning movie, Purple Rain."

Prince, "the most exciting star in pop music today" (Newsweek), makes his film debut in this critically acclaimed box office smash featuring a Grammy and Academy Award-winning soundtrack that sold over 13,000,000 copies. The soundtrack of "flawless combination of funk, R&B, pop, metal, and even psychedelic that defined the 80s" was even named the greatest in film by Vanity Fair! Set against the subculture of the thriving Minneapolis music scene, it's a well told story about a struggling musician dealing with his hatred for his abusive father and his love for a beautiful singer/dancer ('80s pop star Apollonia).

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ALBUQUERQUE FILM & MUSIC EXPERIENCE 2018

Jun 9
Saturday

2018

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SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018

4:00PM – 6:00PM

Before Breakfast

Narrative Short, 12 min, 36 sec, USA, 2010, Directed by Paul A. Levin

Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, two of the most revered screen legends of all time, spun in the same Hollywood and New York orbits simultaneously. But they've never been on the same screen. Until now. 

Sinatra in Palm Springs - The Place He Called Home

Documentary Feature, 1 hour, 32 minutes, USA, 2018, Directed by Leo Zahn

Sinatra in Palm Springs – The Place He Called Home”, a documentary film by Leo Zahn, explores Frank Sinatra’s deep attachment to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, his primary home for almost 50 years. The film captures the spirit of the Sinatra era and pays tribute to the unique lifestyle of Sinatra’s Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. Featuring interviews with Barbara Sinatra, Mel Haber, Tom Dreesen, Nelda Linsk, Bruce Fessier, Trini Lopez, Michael Fletcher  and many others who knew and lived and played with Frank Sinatra.

 

6:30PM – 9:00PM

Return Safely

Narrative Short, 12 min, 36 sec, Iceland, 2017, Directed by Eric Burleson

Already too late to turn back, a young Traveler must complete her quest in returning a mysterious object, while battling the dangers of the landscape and predators. 

La Higuera de los Bastardos (The Bastard’s Fig Tree)

Narrative Feature, 1 hour, 43 min, Spain, 2017, Directed by Ana Murugarran

Near the end of the Spanish War, a “trigger happy” fascist soldier turns into a strange hermit. He gets caught up in the care of a fig tree after the look in a ten year old child’s eyes, son of one of his victims, awakes in him the certainty that the kid will kill him as soon as he reaches sixteen years of age.

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Limelight

Jun 9 to Jun 10
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Charlie Chaplin - 1952 - 137m - All seats just $5

AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB SPECIAL CO-PRESENTATION!

Charlie Chaplin’s masterful drama about the twilight of a former vaudeville star is among the writer-director’s most touching films. Chaplin plays Calvero, a once beloved musical-comedy performer, now a washed-up alcoholic who lives in a small London flat. A glimmer of hope arrives when he meets a beautiful but melancholy ballerina (Claire Bloom) who lives downstairs. An elegant mix of the comic and the tragic, this poignant movie also features Buster Keaton in an extended cameo, marking the only time the two silent comedy icons appeared in a film together. Made at a time when Chaplin was under attack by the American press and far right, Limelight was scarcely distributed in the United States upon its initial release, but it is now considered one of his essential and most personal works.

“Neither comedy nor tragedy altogether, it is a brilliant weaving of comic and tragic strands, eloquent, tearful and beguiling with supreme virtuosity.” - Bosley Crowther, New York Times

“What comes through most clearly in Limelight, however, is that Chaplin had come to terms with his life.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Departing from most forms of Hollywood stereotype, the film has a flavor all its own in the sincere quality of the story anent the onetime great vaudemime and his rescue of a femme ballet student.” - Variety

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Falling Down

Jun 16
Saturday 1pm

Dir. Joel Schumacher - 1993 - 112m - A BALLS OUT ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL! - No matinees

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The adventures of an ordinary man at war with the everyday world.

Freeways are clogged. Terror stalks our cities. At shops and restaurants, the customer is seldom right. Pressures of big-city life can anger anyone. But Bill Foster is more than angry. He’s out to get even. Foster abandons his gridlocked car license plate D-FENS on the hottest day of the year and walks straight into an urban nightmare both absurdly funny and shatteringly violent. Academy Award winner Michael Douglas is Foster, an ordinary guy at war with the frustrations of daily life. Fellow Oscar winner Robert Duvall is the savvy cop obsessed with stopping Fosters citywide rampage. This spellbinding thriller is their story, asking “Are we falling apart?”

Considered a controversial cult classic soon after its release in 1993, Falling Down (starring Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, and Barbara Hershey) was a cultural touchstone featured on the cover of Newsweek. Kirk Douglas called Falling Down his son Michael’s best work. 

The film will be introduced by film critic, author, and filmmaker Benjamin Radford. Falling Down memorabilia will also be on display.

“It turns one man's slide toward madness into a wickedly mischievous, entertaining suspense thriller.” - Caryn James, New York Times

“Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, and certainly unnerving.” - Time Out

“What makes this an innovative film is Joel Schumacher's bold eschewing of the good-guy-verses-bad-guy Hollywood convention.” - Film4

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Drilling Mora County - ENCORE SCREENING!

Jun 23
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. David Luis Leal Cortez - 2017 - 54m - $15 DONATION APPRECIATED

DIRECTOR IN PERSON PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS SPEAKER T.B.A. !  PART OF PROCEEDS TO GO TOWARDS THE DOCUMENTARY'S LEGAL FEES

The documentary covers the Mora County, NM fracking ban, the first county in the United States to do so. Interviews with attorneys, activists, and elected officials. Attorneys like Jeffery Haas, and Thomas Linzey, along with elected officials like John Olivas, activists like Kathleen Dudley and Anita Laran tell the story of what happened there.

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Survivor's Guide To Prison

Jun 24
Sunday 12:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Matthew Cooke - 2018 - 102m - A Saturday Entertainment Special! Only $7 for this event!

Q & A after the screening with 3-5 panelists tba!  Starring: Susan Sarandon, Jesse Williams, Patricia Arquette and many others! 

Today, you're more likely to go to prison in the United States than anywhere else in the world. So in the unfortunate case it should happen to you - this is the Survivors Guide to Prison.

“Survivors Guide to Prison has changed the way I view the American justice system. There's not enough room in any review to account for all of it's essential information. It is a testament to how the 1% rule our world at the expense of everyone else.” - Amyana Bartley, Film Inquiry

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The Great Silence - 50th Anniversary restoration!

Jun 30 to Jul 1
Saturday and Sunday 1pm

Dir. Sergio Corbucci - 1968 - 105m - No Matinees

The pinnacle of the spaghetti western canon, DJANGO director Sergio Corbucci’s crowning achievement stars Klaus Kinski (AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD) and Jean-Louis Trintignant (star of Michael Haneke's HAPPY END) as a vicious bounty hunter and a mute gunslinger, who lock horns in the snowy mountains of Utah during the Great Blizzard of 1899.

Inspired by the recent deaths of Che Guevara and Malcolm X, the film is notable for its explicitly radical politics and dark tone, matched by an atypical snowbound setting and beautifully haunting score by Ennio Morricone.

"One of the finest Westerns ever..." - Alex Cox, The New York Times

"Brutal, bleakly beautiful …  one of the most uncompromising and unforgettable finales ever filmed" – Leonard Maltin

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