Special Events

Our 16th Annual Festival of Film Noir !!

Jul 19 to Jul 28
Friday to the following Sunday!

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

And it truly (and with feeling!) has been a deviously delightful 16 years now since our first cinematic diving dip into this enticing darkened corner of film fests! As the tradtion goes, we'll have  ten amazing nights of  film noir programming that spans nearly 50 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 19 & 20: URGENT URBAN NOIR!

BLAST OF SILENCE (4:30, 8:30)

Absolutely eye-popping lost & found existential crime gem about an alienated hit-man featuring a finger-popping jazz score and beat-inspired interior monologue, all on location in an early 60s NYC!  [Dir. Allen Baron - 1961 - 77m]  VIEW A TRAILER 

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DARK CITY (6:15PM)

Charlton Heston stars in his first major Hollywood flick as a grifter on the hideout after he poker chumps a homicidal man's brother who kills himself.  Also starring TV's DRAGNET Jack Webb & Harry Morgan.  [Dir. William Dieterle - 1950 - 98m]  VIEW A TRAILER 

 

Sun & Mon July 21 & 22:  DOUGLAS SIRK NOIR!

LURED (4:15, 8:45) 

Lucille Ball (!) is a distraught dancer in this London serial killer atmospheric period piece as the police devised bait for a poem writing, personal ads enticing murderer.  [Dir. Douglas Sirk - 1947 - 103m]  VIEW A TRAILER

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SLEEP MY LOVE (6:30PM)

A deviously delicious "gaslight" themed noir creatively done as a wealthy young woman awakens aboard a Boston-bound train with no memory of how she got there and soon is told she threatened her husband with a gun before leaving.  Starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche & Robert Cummings.  [Dir. Douglas Sirk - 1948 - 97m]

 

Tues & Wed July 23 & 24:  THE ENIGMATIC WOMAN NOIR!

MYSTERY STREET (4:30, 8:45)

A bargirl involved with a married man ends up on a Cape Cod shore & a local police officer and forsenics expert must solve the twisted tale before an innocent is killed.  Starring Ricardo Montalban with superb John Alton cinematography.  [Dir. John Sturges - 1950 - 93m] VIEW A TRAILER  

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LADY IN THE LAKE (6:30PM)

From Raymond Chandler's novel, private eye Phillip Marlowe (Robert Montgomery also in his directorial debut) wants to get out of the detective racket and into crime writing but is called in to locate the missing wife of a local publisher.  Filmed with a subjective camera -- almost entirely from Marlowe's point of view! Also starring noir niblet Audrey Totter.  [Dir. Robert Montgomery - 1947 - 105m] VIEW A TRAILER 

 

Thurs & Fri July 25 & 26:  FRENCH MELVILLE NOIR!

TWO MEN IN MANHATTAN (4:30, 8:45)

Set against a smokey jazz score and featuring stunning black and white cinematography that beautifully captures the gritty streets at night, this is director Melville’s love letter to New York City and homage to the American Film Noir!  Two French journalists (Jean Pierre Melville and Pierre Grasset!) in New York City searching for a missing United Nations diplomat.[Dir. Jean Pierre Melville - 1959 - 85m - France - in French w/English subtitles]  VIEW A TRAILER

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LE SAMOURAI (6:30PM)

Action movie master John Woo's favorite movie!  Living the premeditated sterile life, a hitman's (Alain Delon) last assignment leaves him under the surveillance of the police. His boss now has him marked for death, making him a man on the run from everyone.  [Dir. Jean Pierre Melville - 1967 - 107m - France - in French w/English subtitles] VIEW A TRAILER

 

Sat & Sun July 27 & 28:  MICKEY ROURKE & JOE PESCI NOIR!

JOHNNY HANDSOME (4:15, 8:45)

After being double crossed and thrown in jail, a deformed gangster (Mickey Rourke) gets a new face and rehabilitation, but his desire for revenge looms. From the director of THE WARRIORS and 48 HOURS.  [Dir. Walter Hill - 1989 - 96m]   VIEW A TRAILER

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THE PUBLIC EYE (6:30PM)

Based on the famed NY Daily News crime photographer Weegee, Joe Pesci plays a freelance photographer on nearly every murder scene for the NYC tabloids of the 1940s.  Inevitably (it had to happen!), a gorgeous nightclub owner (Barbara Hershey) & the ensuing mob put him in the crosshairs.  [  Dir. Howard Franklin - 1992 - 99m]  VIEW A TRAILER

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Pulp Fiction - 25th Anniversary Screening

Jul 19
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Quentin Tarantino - 1994 - 154m - ALL SEATS $8

New Mexico Entertainment magazine presents this month's late night movie at The Guild Cinema - Pulp Fiction!  Advance tickets available by clicking here.

“Nothing less than a cultural phenomenon” (Moviemaker Magazine), Quentin Tarantino’s PULP FICTION has been hailed by critics and audiences worldwide as a film that redefined cinema. Tarantino delivers an unforgettable cast of characters – including a pair of low-rent hit men (John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson), their boss’s sexy wife (Uma Thurman) and a desperate prizefighter (Bruce Willis) – in a wildly entertaining and exhilarating blend of crime-thriller-drama-comedy that is completely original and entirely unforgettable. Nominated for 7 Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Director, PULP FICTION packs the punch like an adrenaline shot to the heart.

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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Creepshow - the George Romero/Stephen King 1982 classic!

Jul 20
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. George Romero - 1982 - 120m - All Seats $10

A DARK ROOM HORROR SPECIAL!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW BY CLICKING HERE!  DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 51

Two macabre masters - writer Stephen King and director George A. Romero - conjure up five shocking yarns, each a virtuoso exercise in the ghouls-and-gags style of classic '50s horror comics. A murdered man emerges from the grave for Father's Day cake. A meteor's ooze makes everything ... grow. A professor selects his wife as a snack for a crated creature. A scheming husband plants two lovers up to their necks in terror. A malevolent millionaire with an insect phobia becomes the prey of a cockroach army. Add the spirited performances of a fine cast (Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, E.G. Marshall and King himself) and the ghoulish makeup wizardry of Tom Savini. Let the Creepshow begin.

"Romero and King have approached this movie with humor and affection, as well as with an appreciation of the macabre." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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Artifishal - The Fight To Save Wild Salmon

Aug 3
1pm only!

Dir. Josh Murphy - 2019 - 80m - FREE BUT DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED!

A WILDEARTH GUARDIANS SPECIAL PRESENTATION!

A film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature.

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American Graffiti - Free screenings as a thank you!

Aug 5 to Aug 6
Monday and Tuesday

Dir. George Lucas - 1973 - 110m - FREE but seating is limited!

As a huge thank you for helping us go dcp digital, we'll have a mid week of free movies and this incredibly fabulous homage to early 60s teenhood!  

From director George Lucas (Star Wars) and producer Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather), American Graffiti is a classic coming-of-age story set against the 1960s backdrop of hot rods, drive-ins and rock n’ roll. Starring Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Cindy Williams, Mackenzie Phillips and Suzanne Somers in their breakout roles, this nostalgic look back follows a group of teenagers as they cruise the streets on their last summer night before college. Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, American Graffiti features the howling sounds of Wolfman Jack and an unforgettable soundtrack with songs by Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys and Bill Haley & His Comets.

"The movie is a comic poem which celebrates the past but also catalogues its textures with telling precision. American Graffiti looks like no other movie, an achievement which is always the best measure of a truly gifted director." - Alan R. Howard, Hollywood Reporter

"This superb and singular film catches not only the charm and tribal energy of the teen-age 1950s but also the listlessness and the resignation that underscored it all like an incessant bass line in one of the rock-'n'-roll songs of the period." - Jay Cocks, TIME Magazine

"There is brilliant interplaying and underplaying, of script, performers and direction which will raise howls of laughter from audiences, yet never descends on the screen to overdone mugging, pratfall and other heavy-handed devices normally employed." - A.D. Murphy, Variety

"A brilliant work of popular art, it redefined nostalgia as a marketable commodity and established a new narrative style, with locale replacing plot, that has since been imitated to the point of ineffectiveness." - Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

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The African Queen - Free screenings as a thank you!

Aug 5 to Aug 6
Monday and Tuesday

Dir. John Huston - 1951 - 106m - FREE but limited seating!

As a huge thank you for helping us go dcp digital, we'll have a mid week of free movies and this Bogie Hepburn 50s classic will be one of them!

At the start of World War 1, German imperial troops burn down Reverend Samuel Sayer's mission in Africa. He is overtaken with disappointment and passes away. Shortly after his well-educated, snooty sister Rose Sayer (Hepburn) buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, a tired river steamboat 'The African Queen' manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie Allnut (Bogart). Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and endlessly branching stream which always seem to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to take out a German warship.

"The African Queen is top flight entertainment, delightful, different, always interesting." - Hollywood Reporter

"A ripping, gripping yarn, a surprisingly erotic love story and, as it happens, a premonition of Herzog's Fitzcarraldo." - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

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Boogie Nights - Free screenings as a thank you!

Aug 7 to Aug 8
Wednesday and Thursday

Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson - 1997 - 156m - FREE but seating is limited

As a huge grateful thank you for helping us go dcp digital, we'll have a mid week of free movies and this stunningly brilliant, all star ensemble ode to the goodtime 70s and changing 80s is in the mix!

In 1977 sex was safe; pleasure was a business ... and business was booming. Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle and William H. Macy star as a family of filmmakers struggling to redefine and revolutionize the adult entertainment industry in Boogie Nights. Idealistic producer Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds) aspires to elevate his craft into an art form. Teenager Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) discovers a talent that will propel him to celebrity as adult entertainer Dirk Diggler. Now, at a time when disco and drugs are in vogue, fashion is in flux and the party never seems to stop, dreams of turning sex into stardom are about to collide with cold, hard reality.

"A beautifully made survey of '70s excess, filtered through the trashy world of the burgeoning porno film industry in southern California." - Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune

"The pop 1970s were typified in part by cheesy fashions, ephemeral music and a regular diet of daring, cutting-edge movies that arguably made that decade Hollywood's richest. Blistering Boogie Nights recaptures the spirit of that time on all three counts." - Mike Clark, USA Today

"An epic tale of porn, pleasure, and excess, offers a purer hit of exhilaration than any movie this year." - Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

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Buffalo 66 - free screenings as a thank you!

Aug 7 to Aug 8
Wednesday and Thursday

Dir. Vincent Gallo - 1998 - 120m - FREE but seating is limited!

As a huge thank you for helping us go dcp digital, we'll have a mid week of free movies and this iconic, one of a kind & arguably one of the very best indie flicks of the 90s will be beaming on our screen!

An arresting hybrid of kitchen sink realism and fairy tale romance, Buffalo '66 follows the strange path of a troubled young man cursed with unloving parents. In his quixotic search for one kind of love he unexpectedly finds another kind of love in Layla (Ricci). Vincent Gallo brings a deep emotional conviction to this contemporary fable of family trauma and the healing power of love.

"If Martin Scorsese, John Cassavetes, and Abel Ferrara took turns directing scenes of a film written by and starring Jerry Lewis, it might resemble Buffalo '66." - Rob Nelson, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul 

 

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The Eagle and the Condor: From Standing Rock with Love

Aug 10
Saturday 1pm

Dir. KAHSTO'SERAKWATHE Paulette Moore - 2019 - 60m approx - No Matinees

Co-sponsored by NM Red Nation, UNM Indigenous Planning Institute, NM 350NM Acequia Association and the Indigenous Rights Center!

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

Featuring the stories of the resilience and resistance of modern Indigenous people in the face of extractive industry. This story is of crucial importance to us all, left standing, as we are, in the rubble of our broken economic, cultural and political systems. The film features pediatrician Dr. Sara Juanita Jumping Eagle (Dakota/Lakota, Standing Rock), canupa (pipe) carrier Grandmother Theresa Black Owl (Singugu/Rosebud), economist, author and pipeline activist Winona LaDuke (Ojibwe), journalist Jenni Monet (Laguna Pueblo), The Intercept reporter Will Parrish, Wisconsin alderperson Rebecca Kemble and others.

The larger context of the film is the historic unification of Indigenous nations at Standing Rock protection actions in 2016/17?—?when the Lakota people reignited their Seven-Council-Fire and where Central and South American nations, represented by the condor, joined forces with their North American brothers and sisters, symbolized by the eagle.

**NOTE** BRENNON NASTACIO, WATER PROTECTOR FROM SAN FELIPE PUEBLO, IS STILL FACING FEDERAL CHARGES FOR A CRIME HE DID NOT COMMIT. Film maker KAHSTO'SERAKWATHE PAULETTE MOORE documented the struggle of the water protectors who non-violently protested the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock in this amazing film.  ALL PROCEEDS will fund the legal fees for water protector, Brennon Nastacio, who is still facing trial and prison time simply for standing up for the land, water and native peoples.  Brennon will also be speaking and answering questions after the film.

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The Last Dragon - Berry Gordon's comedic martial arts cult classic!

Aug 11
1pm

Dir. Michael Shultz - 1985 - 109m - All Seats $8

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Join New Mexico Entertainment magazine for our monthly 80's movie screening at The Guild Cinema. This month's movie is The Last Dragon. In New York City, a young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way, he must fight a martial arts expert corrupted with power, and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter.  Starring DeBarge and Vanity too !

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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Morning Toons with New Mexico Entertainment Magazine!!

Aug 17
Saturday 11:30 a.m.

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

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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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