Special Events

Ayurveda Unveiled: Art & Science of a life well lived

Jan 25
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Gita Desai - 2019 - 127m - No Matinees

Featuring: Deepak Chopra, Vasant Lad and Robert Svoboda

Filmmaker Gita Desai (Yoga Unveiled) takes us on an immersive journey into India’s eternal wisdom of wellbeing presented in the groundbreaking documentary Ayurveda Unveiled. 

At once a stunning cinematic experience and a definitive resource, Ayurveda Unveiled weaves together the history & essence of Ayurveda with a detailed examination of the underpinning philosophy, fundamental principles, and approaches to harmonizing our inner & outer world. With contributions from the world's leading thinkers and practitioners amidst locations of intoxicating beauty, what emerges is a timeless and all-encompassing science for enhancing life.

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Equal Means Equal - FINAL SCREENING EVENT!

Jan 26
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Kamala Lopez - 2016 - 93m - ALL SEATS $10 - A BENEFIT FOR THE ERA RADIFICATION!

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS CENTRAL NEW MEXICOINDIVISIBLE-NOB HILL & ALBUQUERQUE NOW SPECIAL!

An unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.

"An illuminating and hard-hitting documentary that makes a solid case for equal rights for women." - Frederic and Mary Ann BrussatSpirituality and Practice

"In her ambitious film, Equal Means Equal, Kamala Lopez points out that "72% of Americans are completely invested in the false belief that the genders are explicitly equal under the U.S. Constitution." - Alexandra MacAaron, Women's Voices for Change

"A swiftly paced documentary about America's systemic war on women's rights ..." - Abby Garnett, Village Voice

"Eye-opening, infuriating, this doc will make you rise to action, making it an absolute must-see!" - Brigid Presecky, FF2 Media

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From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock

Jan 27 to Jan 28
Monday and Tuesday 8pm ONLY!

Dir. Kevin McKiernan - 2019 - 89m - ALL SEATS $8 - Director in person!

SPECIAL THANKS TO BOB ANDERSON & CO-PRESENTERS INDIGENOUS RIGHTS CENTER (IRC)!

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In 1973 a rookie reporter tries to cover armed members of the American Indian Movement who have taken over the historic village of Wounded Knee, South Dakota. Along the way he is threatened by vigilantes who oppose the takeover and believe the press is the enemy of law and order. After he defies a government news blackout and embeds with the militants, he is arrested by FBI agents. Forty years later, he meets a Yurok Indian fisherman in California, a man he unwittingly photographed during the 10-week occupation. The two travel back to the Dakotas and later to the pipeline protests on the Standing Rock Reservation, where they witness the legacy of 1970's activism in Indian Country. Meanwhile, the reporter launches a new investigation into the murder of his former roommate, a mysterious Canadian Native who took part in the Wounded Knee uprising. He butts heads with the FBI again, this time over the Bureau's alleged practice of 'snitch-jacketing' the Canadian woman as an informer. The story takes another unsettling turn when the reporter confronts the founders of the Indian movement with alleged ties to her killing, a decision that threatens to undermine his status as a trusted outsider.

“A humane but unflinching look at one of the most famous Indigenous resistance groups in modern history ...McKiernan was the only reporter embedded in Wounded Knee, young and green and hungry when the occupiers were young and green and hungry ... McKiernan points over and over to how the tactics (FBI) used to undo AIM’s occupation mirrored those used by the CIA in supporting foreign coups ...McKiernan’s latest offering, like his previous ones, serves as proof that such undertakings can be completed in a respectful, engaging manner and function as a bridge to a wider American history for a non-Native audience ...McKiernan’s best work in this documentary comes with the delicate humanization of the AIM rank and file. Nowhere is that more true than in the case of Willard Carlson—a guiding voice in the documentary ... In an era of continuing struggles over land rights, sovereignty, and broken promises, Carlson proves that while it was often obscured by egos and drama, the core mission of Wounded Knee—to strike back at systemic injustice—is still alive and well in the rising generation.” - New Republic

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IP Man 4: The Finale

Jan 29
Wednesday 3:45, 6pm, 8:30

Dir. Wilson Yip - 2019 - 105m

A SIFU PHIL ROMERO OF WING CHUN SPECIAL CO-PRESENTATION WITH INTRODUCTIONS TO EACH SCREENING!

Donnie Yen reprises his role as the legendary Wing Chun master in the grand finale of the revolutionary martial arts series. Following the death of his wife, Ip Man travels to San Francisco to ease tensions between the local kung fu masters and his star student, Bruce Lee, while searching for a better future for his son. From the action visionary behind Kill Bill and The Matrix, witness the heroic sendoff to the saga that inspired a new wave of martial arts movie fans.

 

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Dan Savage's Hump Film Festival - the 15th Annual !

Jan 30 to Feb 1
Thursday to Saturday 7pm & 9pm

Dir. various - 2019-2020 - 92m - ALL SEATS $18 - MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER!

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The HUMP! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of porn since 2005. The festival features short dirty movies-each less than five minutes-all created by people who aren't porn stars but want to be one for a weekend. The filmmakers and stars show us what they think is hot and sexy, creative and kinky, their ultimate turn-ons and their craziest fantasies. Our carefully curated program is a cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes-all united by a shared spirit of sex-positivity. HUMP! is a celebration of creative sexual expression. You will see films at HUMP! that shock you. You will see films at HUMP! that make you laugh. And you will see films at HUMP! that turn you on. You will also be touched by the sincerity and vulnerability with which these films are lovingly made. HUMP!'s main mission is to change the way America sees-and makes and shares-porn.

FOR A FULL LINEUP AND DESCRIPTIONS, PLEASE VISIT THE HUMP FILM FESTIVAL WEBSITE!

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The Resurrection of Victor Jara

Feb 1
Saturday 1pm, 3:30

Dir. John Travers - 2015 - 97m - No Matinees

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER JUAN CARLOS VALLEJO TO SPEAK AT THE SCREENINGS PLUS LASOTRAS TO PERFORM SOME OF VICTOR JARA'S SONGS AFTER THE SHOWS!

Includes interviews with Judy Collins, Bono, Holly Near, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seger, Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul & Mary plus many others! 

This feature length film explores the legacy and cultural resurgence of South American singer-songwriter and activist Victor Jara, who was brutally killed in 1973 following a military coup in Chile. Weaving interviews and archival materials (some rare), supported by an original sound score and a generous helping of Jara songs, the film reveals why Jara's values and music transcend multiple generations, remaining a powerful cultural symbol in the ongoing global struggle for human rights and social justice.

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Hometown Short Docs by Allonzo Armijo: Volunteer & All Styles Welcome

Feb 2
Sunday 2pm only!

Dir. Allonzo Armijo - 2019-2020 - 30m approx. - Free with director in person!

A screening of two short documentaries made in Albuquerque featuring subjects that are very special to the city and appreciated for their hard work and uniqueness.

Volunteer (Premiere): 92-year-old Howard Henry chooses to stay busy and avoid aging by going to work every day.

All Styles Welcome (2019): In the heart of downtown Albuquerque, culture and community intersect at a small barber shop on Yrisarri Block.

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The Gary I Knew - In honor of Gary Coleman's 52nd birthday!

Feb 8
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Daniel Zubiate - 2020 - 35m approx. - FREE! SEATING LIMITED!

DIRECTOR IN PERSON!

A look back at the late Gary Coleman (THE child TV star of the late 1970s and early 1980s - DIFFERENT STROKES, THE FACTS OF LIFE) with the person who knew him best.  Includes exclusive photos & never before seen footage.

Music by Russ Budgen and narration by Quinton Aaron (The Blind Side, Law and Order SVU)

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Young Lakota - Special Anniversary Screening!

Feb 22
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Marion Lipschutz & Rose Rosenblatt - 2012 - 83m - All Seats $7

AN INDIGENOUS WOMEN RISING SPECIAL!  Proceeds will go to the Indigenous Women Rising Abortion Fund

The Pine Ridge Reservation is no stranger to strife and heartbreak, stark realities and inspired idealism. In Young Lakota, we are brought directly into the emotional and often uncertain journey of Sunny Clifford, her twin sister Serena, and their politically ambitious friend Brandon Ferguson, who all share the compelling desire to make a difference for themselves and their community. Their political awakening begins when Cecelia Fire Thunder, the first female president of their tribe, defies a proposed South Dakota law criminalizing all abortion by threatening to build a women’s clinic on the sovereign territory of the reservation. Sunny, just back on the reservation after two years in college, Serena, unwed and with a toddler, and Brendan with two little boys, find themselves immersed in this political battle as they struggle between opportunity and principle; between selling out or staying the course through twists and turns that they could not have anticipated. 

This is a uniquely sensitive portrayal of bright young people finding their way, as the film follows the surprising highs and lows of the statewide referendum on abortion and a divisive tribal election. Young Lakota tells the tale of the diverging paths Brandon and Sunny begin to take. Ultimately it is the complex interplay of personal choice, cultural, economic and political circumstance that defines who they are and what kind of adults they are becoming. Beyond the divisiveness and turmoil, the stark disappointments and heady triumphs, Sunny’s courage and Cecelia Fire Thunder’s wisdom gives Young Lakota a sense of enduring possibility and of life being lived deeply that will resonate with any audience.

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Dosed - the multi award winning documentary!

Feb 23
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Tyler Chandler - 2019 - 82m - TICKET PRICES T.B.A.

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After many years of prescription medications failed her a suicidal woman turns to underground healers to try and overcome her depression, anxiety, and opioid addiction with illegal psychedelic medicine like magic mushrooms and iboga.

Adrianne’s first dose of psilocybin mushrooms catapulted her into an unexpected world of healing where plant medicines are redefining our understanding of mental health and addiction.

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The Thing - John Carpenter's 1982 classic!

Feb 29
Saturday 10:30pm only!

Dir. John Carpenter - 1982 - 109m - All Seats $10

A DARK ROOM HORROR SPECIAL!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

Director John Carpenter and special makeup effects master Rob Bottin teamed up for this 1982 remake of the 1951 science fiction classic The Thing from Another World, and the result is a highly effective terror and spine-tingling suspense,plus a showcase for some of the goriest and most horrifically grotesque makeup effects ever created for a movie. With such highlights as a dog that splits open and blossoms into something indescribably gruesome, this is the kind of movie for die-hard horror fans.  It all begins when scientists at an arctic research station discover an alien spacecraft under the thick ice, and thaw out the alien body found aboard. What they don't know is that the alien can assume any human form, and before long the scientists can't tell who's real and who's a deadly alien threat. Kurt Russell leads the battle against the terrifying intruder, and the supporting cast includes Richard Masur, Richard Dysart, Donald Moffat, and Wilford Brimley.

"Feels like a perfect movie. An embarrassment of riches all concentrated in a single feature film that stands the test of time in a way that few stories do." - Ed Travis, Cinapse

"With its groundbreaking visual effects, terrific ensemble, and haunted-house atmosphere, is now rightfully regarded as an all-time horror classic." - Kirk Baird, Toledo Blade

"What really is there left to say about John Carpenter's The Thing? A true genre classic from 1982, the film is an all-time favourite of many and often cited as a sci-fi horror masterclass." - Andrew Pollard, Starburst

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Dosed - the multi award winning documentary!

Mar 1
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Tyler Chandler - 2019 - 82m - TICKET PRICES T.B.A.

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After many years of prescription medications failed her a suicidal woman turns to underground healers to try and overcome her depression, anxiety, and opioid addiction with illegal psychedelic medicine like magic mushrooms and iboga.

Adrianne’s first dose of psilocybin mushrooms catapulted her into an unexpected world of healing where plant medicines are redefining our understanding of mental health and addiction.

Dosed -  the multi award winning documentary! poster