The Guild Cinema

The Guild Cinema We feature Eclectic and independent film, seven days a week. We are independent, and unique. The Guild Cinema is located in the heart of the historic Nob Hill district of Albuquerque at 3405 Central Avenue NE, two blocks west of Carlisle on the north side of the street.
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Ready now for the new FLANNERY O'Connor doc (watch it at https://flannery.video/TheGuildCinema) - yep, that  remarkable ...
07/24/2020

Ready now for the new FLANNERY O'Connor doc (watch it at https://flannery.video/TheGuildCinema) - yep, that remarkable author of "Wiseblood", "A Good Man Is Hard To Find and Other Stories", etc. in all of her highly distinctiveness, full of Southern Gothic & much more! Featuring Mary Karr, Alice Walker, Tommy Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, Hilton Als and more! Part of the viewing fees goes to helping us along here at the Guild Cinema, much appreciated! Thank you Flannery!

A goth-ing & a vamp-ing you shall go with CARMILLA (wade deeply into it now at https://fmplus.video/guildcinema-carmilla...
07/17/2020

A goth-ing & a vamp-ing you shall go with CARMILLA (wade deeply into it now at https://fmplus.video/guildcinema-carmilla) - brand new enchanting & atmospheric UK film inspired by the 1872 Gothic vampire novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, full of mystery and strange obsession! Like all of our "virtual cinema" offerings, part of your screening fees goes to helping us along during our temporary public screening closure! Thank you!

Witness now the incredible, true story of how a radio station, politics, and rock and roll changed everything - WBCN AND...
07/13/2020

Witness now the incredible, true story of how a radio station, politics, and rock and roll changed everything - WBCN AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (ck it at https://lcmedia.vhx.tv/products/guild-presents-wbcn-and-the-american-revolution ) - featuring archival material from the leading figures of the day, including Noam Chomsky, Jane Fonda, Jerry Garcia and Duane Allman, Abbie Hoffman, Lou Reed, Bruce Springsteen in his first radio interview, and Patti Smith, performing in her first live radio concert!

Here's a new doc on the legendary civil rights hero and United States Congressman - JOHN LEWIS:  GOOD TROUBLE - pre-orde...
07/09/2020

Here's a new doc on the legendary civil rights hero and United States Congressman - JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE -
pre-order a virtual ticket by clicking https://watch.eventive.org/johnlewis/play/5f0636521b448c008ca04cca . BONUS - on 7/9 today all ticket-buyers are welcome to stream a live panel discussion presented by the Freedom Rides Museum of Montgomery, Alabama, featuring Freedom Riders Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. Rip Patton in conversation with director Dawn Porter. In partnership with the Capri Theater. The live panel begins at 8:00pm EST / 5:00pm PST and will also be archived to watch afterward.

Exposing the Entertainment Capital of the World's darkest secrets… including its culpability in this United States’s dea...
07/03/2020

Exposing the Entertainment Capital of the World's darkest secrets… including its culpability in this United States’s deadliest shooting, here's MONEY MACHINE (watch it now at https://theatricalathome.com/products/money-machine?variant=34656930758812&fbclid=IwAR1fLxBG_xoSgtp_F7WDcHEvE0k0sQO1dPYsEIXpmihkPhS0DkGZKVu0ulE) - the opportunistic Las Vegas movers & shakers burying of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history & the trail of where all the fundraising money went! At once fascinating, sometimes well-intentioned and heartbreakingly intense too ! Thank you Joma Films!

Another bonus for our "virtual screenings" of the Nigeria/UK THE LAST TREE - online Q&As with the director on July 1 and...
06/30/2020
Talkbacks for THE LAST TREE

Another bonus for our "virtual screenings" of the Nigeria/UK THE LAST TREE - online Q&As with the director on July 1 and July 7 at 4pm (mountain standard time)! Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEbGJUQqRQ38U3nPMxf6jGZGbrUqJUodANukE51mdzAPqd8w/viewform to participate! Watch the movie by clicking https://vimeo.com/ondemand/theguildcinematlt **our portion of the proceeds to go to National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC)! Thank you ArtMattan Productions!

Please fill out the following information to join us for one of the talkbacks with THE LAST TREE director Shola Amoo. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to the email you provide 30 minutes prior to the talkback beginning.

Some nice bonuses come with our “virtual cinema” screenings of the brand new ELLA FITZGERALD:  Just One Of Those Things ...
06/27/2020

Some nice bonuses come with our “virtual cinema” screenings of the brand new ELLA FITZGERALD: Just One Of Those Things doc (watch at https://watch.eventive.org/ellamovie/play/5ed83376b418e1007645fc43 ) and the Elisabeth Moss SHIRLEY Jackson picture (watch at https://neonrated.vhx.tv/buy/guild-cinema-presents-shirley )! **For ELLA, there will be a live Q&A today Saturday June 27 at 5pm (mountain standard time) with producer Reggie Nadelson and renowned author and music critic Will Friedwald! NOTE: one must register for this by going to https://watch.eventive.org/ellamovie/play/5ececfe4999499004e6045a4 . **And for SHIRLEY, there will be a multitude of Q&As with the director and cast hosted online by several of our wonderful fellow arthouse cinemas around the country - check out the full line up of options starting today and going through the upcoming weeks at https://neonrated.com/posts/shirley-q-a .

The Black British condition examined in its complexity, here's THE LAST TREE (watch now at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/th...
06/26/2020

The Black British condition examined in its complexity, here's THE LAST TREE (watch now at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/theguildcinematlt) - Nigerian/UK tale of a young London man sorting out his cultural values while going back to his African roots in Nigeria! "An astonishingly beautiful coming-of-age story of startling specificity and intense intimacy, yet universal in its compassionate depiction of a child's perspective dawning on mature self-awareness." ~ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher. **NOTE: OUR PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC)!

Now celebrating the mighty voice that was & always will be - ELLA FITZGERALD:  Just One Of Those Things (view now on our...
06/26/2020

Now celebrating the mighty voice that was & always will be - ELLA FITZGERALD: Just One Of Those Things (view now on our virtual cinema options at https://watch.eventive.org/ellamovie/play/5ed83376b418e1007645fc43) - at last a doc on one of the most amazing, legendary, transcendent singers ever! Featuring interviews with: Tony Bennett, Jamie Cullum, Laura Mvula, Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Cleo Laine, Andre Previn, Norma Miller, Patti Austin, Itzhak Perlman, Margo Jefferson, Will Friedwald and a rare interview with Ella’s son, Ray Brown Jr.!

From an African refugee fleeing captivity to a world-renowned athlete representing the newly formed South Sudan - RUNNER...
06/23/2020

From an African refugee fleeing captivity to a world-renowned athlete representing the newly formed South Sudan - RUNNER (ck it out now virtual cinema style at https://runner.vhx.tv/products/runner-hosted-by-guild-cinema), the riveting, enjoyable, and heart-wrenching story of Guor Mading Make from beginning to end! Thank you Runner!

Update on revised link for the new Florida rural high school doc PAHOKEE - https://vimeo.com/r/2LXS/bG8xa3BBbz with prom...
06/22/2020

Update on revised link for the new Florida rural high school doc PAHOKEE - https://vimeo.com/r/2LXS/bG8xa3BBbz with promo code guildcinema . **Our portion of the proceeds will go to the Black Lives Matter ABQ New Mexico **

Very grateful that we can now add into our growing "Local Films" section of our website  HOMETOWN SHORT DOCS BY ALLONZO ...
06/22/2020

Very grateful that we can now add into our growing "Local Films" section of our website HOMETOWN SHORT DOCS BY ALLONZO ARMIJO: “Volunteer" & "All Styles Welcome” (Go to https://www.guildcinema.com/local_films/local_filmmakers.html and scroll down for the online at-home viewing links!) - true portraits of a meaningful culture/community intersection at a wonderful local barber shop plus the days & nights of a 92 year old man who continues his volunteer work and stays young at heart! Thank you Allonzo Armijo!

Thought provoking inter-racial THE SURROGATE (available on our virtual cinema  at https://vimeo.com/r/2LnG/TDM3VFVVdD) -...
06/22/2020

Thought provoking inter-racial THE SURROGATE (available on our virtual cinema at https://vimeo.com/r/2LnG/TDM3VFVVdD) - a new beautifully calibrated film on a parenting quandary as a surrogate to her close gay friends in need tests results positive for the child to have down syndrome. **Use discount promo code guild **

Still available for at home online virtual cinema style - PAHOKEE (https://vimeo.com/r/2COx/dlVxTDNSM3), SUPA MODO (http...
06/13/2020

Still available for at home online virtual cinema style - PAHOKEE (https://vimeo.com/r/2COx/dlVxTDNSM3), SUPA MODO (https://junonow.com/req.php?req=static.php&page=guild-supa-modo), UP FROM THE STREETS - New Orleans: The City of Music (https://watch.eventive.org/upfromthestreets/play/5ea318bb51efda002aa36d9f) and VITALINA VARELA (https://grasshopperfilm.vhx.tv/checkout/guild-cinema-presents-vitalina-varela/purchase) . **our portion of the proceeds will go to Black Lives Matter ABQ New Mexico**

Now till the end of the month & maybe longer - MARONA'S FANTASTIC TALE (watch it online at-home at https://gkids.vhx.tv/...
06/12/2020

Now till the end of the month & maybe longer - MARONA'S FANTASTIC TALE (watch it online at-home at https://gkids.vhx.tv/products/guild-cinema-presents-marona-s-fantastic-tale) - gorgeous, lovely & touching animated film chronicles the journey of a stray dog through a succession of wildly different owners. Featuring expressively handcrafted designs by Belgian artist Brecht Evens! Thank you GKIDS!

Willem Dafoe & iconoclastic director Abel Ferra reteam for TOMMASO (watch now at home online at https://kinonow.com/tomm...
06/05/2020

Willem Dafoe & iconoclastic director Abel Ferra reteam for TOMMASO (watch now at home online at https://kinonow.com/tommaso-guild-cinema ) - an energetic, surreal story of an older American expat living in Rome with his young wife and their daughter & trying to refigure his late life with an impaired sense of reality!

Funny, thrilling & intimate, here's a few nights with the writer of THE LOTTERY and THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, aptly en...
06/05/2020

Funny, thrilling & intimate, here's a few nights with the writer of THE LOTTERY and THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, aptly entitled SHIRLEY (watch it now on our online "virtual cinema" option at https://neonrated.vhx.tv/buy/guild-cinema-presents-shirley) - a new drama from the super creative Josephine Decker on renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson during a critical time of creating her masterpiece amid a tempestuous marriage and some upending newlyweds! Starring Elisabeth Moss, Michael Stuhlbarg, Odessa Young, Logan Lerman!

Implicitly expanding our notion of what/how/why and a corollary for a better world, here's EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA 15.1 (h...
06/05/2020

Implicitly expanding our notion of what/how/why and a corollary for a better world, here's EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA 15.1 (https://www.experimentsincinema.org/eic15-online-links) - one of our very faves we host each year, organized by the local Basement Films, highlighting the diverse, worldwide adventures in doing cinema a unique way! Free but any donations are greatly appreciated!

The Guild Cinema's cover photo
06/01/2020

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Iceland's official best international feature Oscar submission - A WHITE, WHITE DAY (watch it now online at-home at http...
05/27/2020

Iceland's official best international feature Oscar submission - A WHITE, WHITE DAY (watch it now online at-home at https://fmplus.video/guildcinema-whiteday) - a windowed cop obsesses over a possible affair his late wife might have had (or not?) in this eerily gripping, nuanced study of grief & loneliness with some darkly comic overtones!

Hilarious, intimate & filled with child-eyed wonder, here's the restored 1993 Italian rueful comedy CARO DIARO (https://...
05/27/2020

Hilarious, intimate & filled with child-eyed wonder, here's the restored 1993 Italian rueful comedy CARO DIARO (https://fmplus.video/guildcinema-carodiario) - available now in our at-home 'virtual cinema' viewing! Take a reflective ride with the filmmaker as he muses on cinema atop a Vespa during a trip to the Aeolian Islands to work on his new screenplay while also searching for health and wellness after breaking out in a nagging skin rash! Special thanks to Italian Festivals of New Mexico!

From the seemingly small things in our lives that end up meaning so much more, here's DRIVEWAYS (go to https://driveways...
05/23/2020

From the seemingly small things in our lives that end up meaning so much more, here's DRIVEWAYS (go to https://drivewaysfilm.vhx.tv/products/driveways-guild-cinema)- sweet, understated yet richly detailed Asian American tale of a mother (Hong Chau) & son forging a new life with the unexpected neighborly tug of a gruff Korean War vet & widower played by a great/late Brian Dennehy!

While we shelter in with our animal kingdom friends, here's THE DOG DOC (ck it at https://dogdoc.vhx.tv/products/the-dog...
05/23/2020

While we shelter in with our animal kingdom friends, here's THE DOG DOC (ck it at https://dogdoc.vhx.tv/products/the-dog-doc-guild-cinema) - the uplifting, inspiring story of a maverick holistic veterinarian healing both struggling animals and their troubled owners! Special thanks to Boofy's Best for Pets! Part of the viewing fees to support us during our public screenings shutdown, thanks!

To keep in mind for what looms over nearly everything, here's the new critical doc CAPITAL IN THE 21st CENTURY (https://...
05/22/2020

To keep in mind for what looms over nearly everything, here's the new critical doc CAPITAL IN THE 21st CENTURY (https://kinonow.com/capital-guild-cinema)- Based on the international bestseller by rock-star economist Thomas Piketty, this entertaining documentary is an accessible journey through wealth and power, a film that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, and shines a new light on today's growing inequalities! Thank you Capital in the Twenty-First Century! Part of the viewing fees helps us along!

You don't see or hear about this everyday!  THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF (https://neonrated.vhx.tv/checkout/guild-cinema-pr...
05/22/2020

You don't see or hear about this everyday! THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF (https://neonrated.vhx.tv/checkout/guild-cinema-presents-the-painter-and-the-thief/purchase ) - a nuanced & beguiling new doc on an improbable but surprisingly meaningful friendship between a Czech artist and the career criminal who stole her paintings! We're thrilled to partner with NEON on the virtual release of the new intriguing doc. Your online viewing ticket is just $3.99, and 50% will go to helping us along in these times!

What role should the Peace Corps play around the world?  A TOWERING TASK: The Story of the Peace Corps (https://watch.fi...
05/22/2020

What role should the Peace Corps play around the world? A TOWERING TASK: The Story of the Peace Corps (https://watch.firstrunfeatures.com/products/a-towering-task-at-the-guild-cinema ) - now up on our "virtual cinema" at-home viewing options - the organization's remarkable story that not only takes viewers on a journey of what it means to be a global citizen but also questions how it should function under the current crisis of identity given rising nationalism and governmental cuts.

Still available - CRSHD - "A wonderful new spin ... Emily Cohn, along with her cast, have crafted something special here...
05/19/2020

Still available - CRSHD - "A wonderful new spin ... Emily Cohn, along with her cast, have crafted something special here. Everything about this picture is full of life...It's impossible not to fall for this one." - Joey Magidson, HollwoodNews.com. Bonus: live-streamed Q&A that the director Emily Cohn, joined by stars Isabelle Barbier, Sadie Scott and Abdul Seidu - ck it all out at https://watch.eventive.org/lightyear/play/5ebc546104a9c5007e8f95c4 , thanks @emilysarane !

05/15/2020
Up From The Streets -Terence Blanchard, Legacy of New Orleans Clip

Also here's the great jazz player Terence Blanchard on our newest "virtual cinema" offerings of UP FROM THE STREETS: NEW ORLEANS, THE CITY OF MUSIC - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHeA_CSv9BE&feature=youtu.be - and you can check out the doc right now by going to https://watch.eventive.org/upfromthestreets/play/5ea318bb51efda002aa36d9f !

Check out this clip from featuring Terence Blanchard taken from Up From The Streets®: New Orleans: The City of Music, available via virtual cinema from May 1...

05/15/2020
Up From The Streets - Arthel Neville, Second Lining is Second Nature Clip

And here's Arthel Neville on our newest "virtual cinema" offering UP FROM THE STREET: New Orleans, the City of Music - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pfpAgwuXw0&feature=youtu.be . Ck out this newly released doc in it's entirety at https://watch.eventive.org/upfromthestreets/play/5ea318bb51efda002aa36d9f

Check out this clip from featuring Arthel Neville taken from Up From The Streets®: New Orleans: The City of Music, available via virtual cinema from May 15. ...

Fine grained, subtle take on troubled friendships with some knockout performances worthy of an Oscar, here now on our "v...
05/15/2020

Fine grained, subtle take on troubled friendships with some knockout performances worthy of an Oscar, here now on our "virtual cinema" roster is FOURTEEN (https://grasshopperfilm.vhx.tv/products/guild-cinema-presents-fourteen) - a bittersweet beautifully understated portrait of two young women friends since high school trying to remain close despite evolving complications.

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3405 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM
87106

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General information

Albuquerque's only INDEPENDENT movie theater, The Guild, continues to show unique, eclectic, and independent films for moviegoers of all tastes. The Theater is available for rent for parties, special events, or to screen your own film! We are home to great touring film festivals like the International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Troma Dance, Summer in the Dark Festival of Film Noir, and more! Come see us today and find out what makes indie the best!

Opening Hours

Monday 16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 16:00 - 21:00
Thursday 16:00 - 21:00
Friday 16:00 - 21:00
Saturday 14:00 - 21:00
Sunday 14:00 - 21:00

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(505) 255-1848

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Just wanna share how amazing this film was, dare I say, #Extraordinary?!?!? Also navigating the #KinoNow viewing app on a smart TV with an Apple TV device was smooth as silk! All I missed was my fellow viewers. Thank you Keif!
Streamed Extra Ordinary last night. Quirky, funny, creepy and sweet all in the right proportion.
You folks should sign up for this!
Don't forget to apply. Yay free $$$!
Janus / Criterion has an indie theater fund going on. Might wanna look into it for more $$$. Even an extra $1,000 is nothin' to sneeze at (pun intended).
Will y’all (maybe, please) be screening the Booksellers?
24 TICKETS LEFT! Presale tickets will be available until 6:00 PM for our special Valentine's Day screening of #TrueRomance at The Guild Cinema. Presale tickets are entered to win door prizes! #NMEntertains #GuildCinema https://www.nmentertains.com/movie-screenings
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Oscar nominated documentary shorts found some friends
Short notice folks but all of you local film fanatics are invited to a free screening at the Guild on Sunday 2-2-2020 at 2PM of one of our most gifted young documentary filmmakers, Allonzo Armijo. I will be introducing him and we will screen a short called All Styles Welcome about a beloved downtown barbershop and its deep roots in community, and a mini-feature, Volunteer (see info below). The filmmaker and I will do a Q&A afterwards with audience questions. Many thanks to Kief Henley for generously providing the space, so pay him back with multiple popcorn purchases lol! https://allonzoarmijo.com/journal/volunteer
i really hope multiple people tell you that the snuff film preview is disgraceful to a local theater I used to adore
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