Special Events

Loners in the Landscape - films by Aimee Jennings and Kate McCabe

May 22
Wednesday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Aimee Jennings and Kate McCabe - 2019 - 90m approx - No Matinees

A BASEMENT FILMS PRESENTATION!

Loners in the Landscape brings two female filmmaking friends together, Aimee Jennings and Kate McCabe. Both have unique approaches to storytelling with the moving image, yet what they share is an affinity for being their own cinematographers and doing most of their shooting in the landscapes that call to them, alone. Approaching the daunting tasks of navigating foreign or unknown places with cameras in hand leads to films by both ladies that contain wit, humor and critical perspectives on space and identity. This is the first time their work will be shown together and the first time each has been on the road shooting film with each other.

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Help Hollywood I'm Trapped in New Mexico! - A New Local Web Series Premiere!

May 30
Thursday 10:30pm

Dir. Evan Safford - 2019 - 50m - FREE BUT SEATING IS LIMITED

The People You Made Fun of, Presentation!

FYC 71st  Primetime Creative Arts Emmy 2019

Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama "Evan Safford"

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Outstanding Short Form Series Comedy or Drama "Help Hollywood I'm Trapped in New Mexico "

Produced by Brenda Montoya - After becoming homeless while chasing his music dreams . EVAN SAFFORD returns home to New Mexico feeling more like in the land of ENTRAPment than enchantment. Can he realistically pursue his huge goals in a city that closes at 8pm? Or should he give up? 

This is the premise for this new web series premiering May 30th 2019.

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Perfect

Jun 1
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Eddie Alcazar - 2019 - 87m - No Matinees

Produced and scored by Flying Lotus and executive-produced by Steven Soderbergh, PERFECT introduces Garrett Wareing as an emotionally-troubled young man. His mother (Abbie Cornish) sends him to a clinic, where modernist serenity whispers soothing promises of perfection. By planting plug-and-play characteristics directly into his own body, he is relieved of his dark, twisted visions, but his body pays the price for purity of mind. A festival favorite from writer and director Eddie Alcazar - one of Filmmaker’s 25 to Watch.

"Skin-slicing, blood cubes, and murderous models. It's all there in this ambitious, repellent sci-fi that doesn't care if it lives up to the title." - Variety

"A hallucinatory extrapolation of current trends in cosmetic enhancement, Eddie Alcazar's Perfect goes to an exclusive retreat where, perhaps, even the stain of murder might be smoothed away like a patch of rough skin." - Hollywood-Reporter

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The Occupation of the American Mind

Jun 8
Saturday 12:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Loretta Alper & Jeremy Earp - 2016 - 82m - FREE BUT SEATING IS LIMITED - DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED

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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Mannequin

Jun 9
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Michael Gottlieb - 1987 - 90m - All Seats $8

A NM ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE 80s MATINEE SPECIAL!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 51 !

Join New Mexico Entertainment Magazine for our monthly 80's movie screening at The Guild Cinema. This month's movie is Mannequin. A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life.

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

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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Akira - the 1988 ultra classic anime!

Jun 11 to Jun 13
Tuesday to Thursday 3:30, 6pm

Dir. Katsuhiro Otomo - 1988 - 124m - Japan - In Japanese with English subtitles - an ALIBI MIDNIGHT MADNESS special - $6 students with ids / $8 general

DOUBLE FEATURED WITH THE MATRIX AS PART OF BUBONICON 51'S THE FUTURE IS NOW!  

BUBONICON 51 FUNDRAISER SPECIAL FOR OUR ONGOING DCP EQUIPMENT FUNDRAISING DRIVE!  WE'RE REALLY CLOSE, HELP US GET OVER THE FINISH LINE!  GET THE DETAILS BY CLICKING HERE!

DOOR PRIZES BY THE MIGHTY BUBONICON 51 !!

Not just a movie!  It’s the genesis of a genre. Katsuhiro Otomo’s landmark cyberpunk classic obliterated the boundaries of Japanese animation and forced the world to look into the future. Akira’s arrival shattered traditional thinking, creating space for movies like the The Matrix to be dreamed into brutal reality. Without Kaneda and Tetsuo, without espers and psionic assassins, without that badass motorcycle – our world would be a far less exciting place to exist!

In 1988 the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. In 2019, 31 years after the nuking of the city, Kaneda, a bike gang leader, tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project. He battles anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader until Tetsuo's supernatural powers suddenly manifest. A final battle is fought in Tokyo Olympiad exposing the experiment's secrets.

“An impressive achievement, often suggesting a weird expressionist blend of 2001, The Warriors, Blade Runner and Forbidden Planet.” - Geoff Andrew, Time Out

“It continues to show the best of the genre, almost 30 years later. It would be sacrilegious to give a different rating from PERFECT to AKIRA.” - Julio Vélez, Cine Premiere

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The Matrix - A 20th Anniversary Special Double Feature!

Jun 11 to Jun 13
Tuesday to Thursday

Dir. Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski - 1999 - 136m - No Matinees

DOUBLE FEATURED WITH THE 1988 ORIGINAL ANIME MASTERPIECE AKIRA!  AS PART OF BUBONICON 51'S THE FUTURE IS NOW!  

Will it be the blue pill or the red pill?!

Yep!  It's that one with Keanu Reeves in an explosive sci-fi adventure about a man who comes to believe that his everyday world is the product of a computer-driven digital matrix that feeds on humans.  Also featuring a great Carrie-Anne Moss & Laurence Fishburne.

A BUBONICON 51 FUNDRAISER SPECIAL FOR OUR ONGOING DCP EQUIPMENT FUNDRAISING DRIVE!  WE'RE REALLY CLOSE, HELP US GET OVER THE FINISH LINE!  GET THE DETAILS BY CLICKING HERE!

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Albuquerque Funny Fiesta!

Jun 14 to Jun 15
Friday and Saturday

Dir. ABQ ARTS HUB & OTHERS! - NOW - varies - ALL SHOWS $10 OR A 3-SHOW FLEX PASS FOR ONLY $25!

The 2019 ABQ Funny Fiesta is the premier comedy festival in New Mexico featuring two jam-packed days of stand-up, improv, sketch, film, magic, and more!!

Friday, June 14

6:00pm - 7:30pm - Kickoff Comedy Variety Show / Improv and Stand-up  **Hosted by Kendra Jean Brand** Get Tickets here

Featuring:  Ann Gora, Tyler Jackson, Bryan Lambe, Lydia Manning 

8:00pm - 8:45pm - The One Night Stanleys / Long-form Improv    Get Tickets here

9:00pm - 9:45pm - ?The Out-of-Towners Show! /  Stand-up   **Hosted by Mary Byrd**  Get Tickets here

Featuring:  Sarah Mowrey, Mary Jane French, Carolyn Bergier 

Saturday, June 15

4:00pm - 4:45pm - Funny Fiesta Short Film Festival / Comedic Short Films  Get Tickets here

Featuring:Blackout Cheap Date, Siren 13 Media, Match Match: Promo and Russ T., Nerdtastic, Offset Webseries, Match Match: Naat Aasha. Blackout Burito. Good Buddy, Match Match Snatch Snatch: Tate

5:00pm - 5:45pm - Spec Script Podcast, Live Recording, Podcast  Get Tickets here

6:00pm - 6:45pm - The Show, courtesy of The Box / Short-form Improv  Get Tickets here

7:00pm - 7:45pm - Blackout Theatre / Sketch Comedy  Get Tickets here

8:00pm - 8:45pm - Headliner: Sarah Kennedy **Featuring Mary Byrd as your host** Stand-up   Get Tickets here

9:00pm - 9:45pm - Headliner: Kristal Adams **Featuring Rusty Rutherford as your host** Stand-up  Get Tickets here

10:00pm - 11:30pm - The Blue Show / Dirty Stand-up, Improv, and Sketch (for adults)  Get Tickets here

Featuring:  Lydia Manning, Rusty Rutherford, Ann Gora, Bryan Lambe, The Show, Blackout Sketch, **Hosted by Sarah Kennedy**

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Morning Toons with New Mexico Entertainment Magazine!!

Jun 15
Saturday 11:30 a.m.

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

Grab your pajamas, your blanket and take part in this Saturday morning event with your family and friends. New Mexico Entertainment Magazine 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.

MOVIEPASS NOT ACCEPTED.

Please note: TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Tickets will not be mailed to you. Please bring your Hold My Ticket payment receipt, along with your current state ID and check in at the Guild Box Office 15 minutes before the screening. 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 2nd Annual ALBU-CRAZY FILM FEST Fundraiser!

Jun 23
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Various - Now - 60m - All Seats $8

An OffSet Web Series S3 and The NM Film Foundation presentation!

Join us for some exciting short films brought to you by our local talent. Proceeds goes towards OffSet Web Series S3 2019.


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After Stonewall - A 50th Anniversary Special Double Feature!

Jun 30
Sunday

Dir. John Scagliotti, Janet Baus & Dan Hunt - 1999 - 88m - No Matinees

DOUBLE FEATURED WITH BEFORE STONEWALL!!

In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city's gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the Gay Liberation Movement had begun.

After Stonewall, the sequel to Before Stonewall, chronicles the history of lesbian and gay life from the riots at Stonewall to the end of the century. Narrated by Melissa Etheridge, it captures the hard work, struggles, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced during this time, and it explores how AIDS dramatically changed the direction of the movement.

The two films, Before & After, tell the remarkable tale of how LGBT people, a heretofore hidden and despised group, became a vibrant and integral part of America's family, and, indeed, the world community.

Featuring Dorothy Allison, Michael Bronski, Rita Mae Brown, Barney Frank, Barbara Gittings, Arnie Kantrowitz, Larry Kramer, Craig Lucas, Armistead Maupin, Leslea Newman, Barbara Smith, and many more!

"Emotionally potent and amazingly comprehensive!" - Au Courant

"What started tumbling out of the closets at the time of Stonewall has profoundly altered the way we all live." - The Nation

"Required viewing for anyone who believes in equal rights for all." - The Apollo Guide

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Before Stonewall - A 50th Anniversary Special!

Jun 30
Sunday

Dir. Greta Schiller - 1984 - 87m - No Matinees

In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city's gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the gay liberation movement had begun.

DOUBLE FEATURED WITH AFTER STONEWALL!

Before Stonewall pries open the closet door, setting free the dramatic story of the sometimes horrifying public and private existences experienced by LGBT Americans since the early 1900's. Revealing and often humorous, this widely acclaimed film relives the emotionally-charged sparking of today's gay rights movement, from the events that led to the fevered 1969 riots to many other milestones in the brave fight for acceptance.

Experience the fascinating and unforgettable, decade-by-decade history of homosexuality in America through eye-opening historical footage and amazing interviews with those who lived through an often brutal closeted history.

"Entertaining and enlightening."  -Los Angeles Times

"Funny, courageous and touching." - Seattle Times

“Intelligent, moving!”  -The New York Times

"You owe it to yourself to see it." - Judith Crist, WOR-TV 

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