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GUARANTEED FRESH as of Friday April 29, 2016 at 1:10 pm Times and listings are for Friday 4/29 through Thursday 5/5

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April and The Extraordinary World

From the French animation studio behind the Oscar-nominated film Persepolis comes this extraordinarily beautiful animated adventure yarn, which combines the look of Japanese-style anime with the steampunk aesthetic of French comic book legend Jacques Tardi. In an otherworldly, steam-powered Paris, scientists are mysteriously vanishing. Now it's up to one teenage girl (voiced by Marion Cotillard) and her talking cat (Jean Rochefort) to find her parents, two of the missing scholars. In French with English subtitles. 105 minutes PG. (Opens Friday 4/29)
High Ridge Fri-Sun 12:40, 3:45, 7:00, 10:00; Mon-Thu 12:40, 3:45, 7:00

The Breakfast Club

John Hughes' 1985 comedy/drama about high school stereotypes returns to the big screen with Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall and Ally Sheedy in tow. 97 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 4/28)
SUB Theater Fri 6:00, 8:00; Sat 8:00; Sun 1:00, 3:00

Facets Kids Vol. 4--Overcoming Obstacles

Facets, the famed Chicago video store-turned-non-profit Chicago cinema arts organization, gathers together an amazing collection of family-friendly shorts about confronting obstacles, both big and small. Short, live-action and animated films from Canada, Russia, Brazil, Kenya, Belgium, the Netherlands, India and the USA are featured. 78 minutes Unrated. (Opens Saturday 4/30)
Guild Cinema Sat-Sun 12:00

Green Room

Green Room

After witnessing a murder in rural Oregon, a Washington, D.C.-based punk band (including members Anton Yelchin and Alia Shawkat) must fight for their lives against a group of homicidal skinheads. This hardcore survival-horror hybrid comes from innovative indie auteur Jeremy Saulnier (Murder Party, Blue Ruin). The plot and setting are minimal, but the action is nail-biting, the setting realistic and the actors dead on point. Patrick Stewart shows up as the frighteningly businesslike leader of the neo-Nazi villains. Needless to say, he's awesome. FULL REVIEW: Punk-fueled indie shocker goes for the throat by Devin D. O’Leary (4/28/2016). 95 minutes R. (Opens Friday 4/29)
Century Rio Fri-Thu 11:45am, 2:30, 5:15, 8:00, 10:45


Sketch comedy kings Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele star in this manic action comedy about a brokenhearted guy (Peele) who adopts the world's cutest kitten in the wake of an ugly breakup. But when the titular feline is kidnapped by a group of violent gang-bangers, our protagonist teams up with his nerdy best bud (Key) to pose as drug dealers in order to rescue the beloved pet. 98 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 4/28)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:30; Mon-Wed 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50; Thu 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:30
Century Rio Fri-Thu 11:30am, 2:20, 5:05, 7:55, 10:45
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:20am, 2:00, 4:40, 7:30, 10:15
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 11:00am, 1:30, 4:00, 7:10, 9:40
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Tue 12:45, 3:05, 5:25, 7:45, 10:05; Wed-Thu please call for times
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:20, 3:10, 6:00, 8:50
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Tue 11:30am, 2:15, 5:00, 7:50, 10:35


This award-winning drama is the story of one woman's return to the family she abandoned years before. Over the course of one turbulent Thanksgiving, sixtysomething hippie Krisha (Krisha Fairchild) shows up at her sister's home in Texas where she is greeted with a mixture of warmth and wariness from her various estranged relatives (most of whom are played by first-time writer-director Trey Edward Shults' friends and family). What follows is a welter of unbottled emotions as one broken individual tries to reconnect with her family after more than a decade of unexplained absence. The result is the sort of observational, kitchen sink character study that would have made John Cassavetes proud. 83 minutes R. (Opens Wednesday 5/4)
Guild Cinema Wed-Thu 4:30, 8:30

Mother's Day

Good news, fans of Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve: The creators of those low-effort ensemble romantic comedies have located another holiday! Jennifer Aniston, Timothy Olyphant, Julia Roberts, Hector Elizondo, Kate Hudson, Aasif Mandvi, Sarah Chalke and Jason Sudeikis are among the goo-goo-eyed cast. 118 minutes PG-13. (Opens Thursday 4/28)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 11:00am, 1:55, 4:45, 7:35, 10:35; Mon-Wed 11:00am, 1:55, 4:45, 7:35; Thu 11:00am, 1:55, 4:45, 7:35, 10:35
Century Rio Fri-Thu 12:50, 4:00, 7:10, 10:20
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 12:20, 3:35, 7:00, 10:05
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 11:00am, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10:00
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Tue 11:40am, 12:10, 2:15, 4:50, 5:00, 7:25, 7:45, 10:00; Wed-Thu please call for times
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:20am, 2:20, 5:20, 8:20
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Tue 10:30am, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30

New Mexico Labor Film Festival

This year's second annual New Mexico Labor Film Festival--held in conjunction with the Global Labor Film Festival--will feature a trio of films in honor of International Workers' Day. First up is Dream On, in which political comedian John Fugelsang follows in the footsteps of Alex de Tocqueville, whose study of our young country in 1831 came to define the idea of the "American Dream." Fugelsang talks to everyone from fast food workers to entrepreneurs to see if de Tocqueville's observations are still valid. Next is the NEA-backed documentary Schoolidarity, which examines the history of issues surrounding the privatization of public schools in the US. Closing out the night is the 2014 comedy-drama Pride, which takes a fictionalized look at a famous 1984 mine workers strike supported--somewhat surprisingly--by UK gay activists. (Opens Saturday 4/30)
Guild Cinema Sat Dream On 2:00, Schoolidarity 6:00, Pride 8:00

Papa Hemingway in Cuba

This biopic is the first Hollywood film to be shot in Cuba in more than 50 years. Giovanni Ribisi stars as an ambitious Miami journalist (based on Denne Bart Petitclerc, who wrote the screenplay prior to his death). While on assignment in Havana, our young writer bumps into his literary idol, Ernest Hemingway (longtime stage and TV actor Adrian Sparks), just as the Cuban Revolution starts to boil over. 104 minutes R. (Opens Friday 4/29)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 11:40am, 2:20, 5:00, 7:40, 10:20; Mon-Wed 11:40am, 2:20, 5:00, 7:40; Thu 11:40am, 2:20, 5:00
High Ridge Fri-Sun 12:50, 3:50, 7:40, 10:20; Mon-Thu 12:50, 3:50, 7:40

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

As the primary procurer for her uncle's famous New York museum, heiress Peggy Guggenheim led an enviable life--jetting around the globe, hobnobbing with Duchamp, Pollock, Cocteau, Beckett and Rothko and collecting just about every piece of famous 20th century modern art. Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel) captures the life of this extraordinary patron of the arts in a way that is beautiful, thrilling and a little bit scandalous. 97 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 4/29)
Guild Cinema Fri 4:00, 8:00

Purple Rain

A rerelease of this classic, 1984 musical seems inevitable in the wake of Prince's tragic and untimely death. The Purple One became an international superstar thanks in part to this zesty drama about a young Minneapolis musician struggling to deal with an abusive home life, a nasty rival, a burgeoning romance and his own growing ego. The look is dated, of course, but the music (which won an Oscar) remains as exciting as the day it was recorded. 111 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 4/28)
Century Rio Fri-Thu 3:45, 7:00
Guild Cinema Wed 10:30
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Tue 10:40am, 1:40, 4:40, 7:40, 10:40

Ratchet & Clank

The popular series of platforming, Playstation-based video games (started back in 2002) gets a feature film adaptation. This family-friendly CGI cartoon (from Insomniac Games and Sony Computer Entertainment America) finds the galaxy under threat from a nefarious space captain. It's up to an animalistic mechanic and his newfound robot friend to save the day. Most of the video game voice cast returns to play the familiar characters. Rosario Dawson, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman and Sylvester Stallone are on board to provide a little additional star power. 94 minutes PG. (Opens Thursday 4/28)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 11:35am, 2:05, 7:00; Mon-Wed 2:05, 7:00; Thu 11:35am, 2:05, 7:00, 11:50
Century Rio Fri-Thu 11:35am, 2:20, 7:50
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:45am, 4:45, 7:15
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 11:15am, 4:05, 6:30
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Tue 12:45, 3:00, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45; Wed-Thu please call for times
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:10am, 1:55, 4:40, 7:20, 10:05
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Tue 10:50am, 4:20, 7:00

Ratchet & Clank 3D

Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 4:30, 9:25; Mon-Wed 11:35am, 4:30; Thu 4:30, 9:25
Century Rio Fri-Thu 4:30, 10:35
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 2:15, 9:45
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 1:40, 8:55
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Tue 2:45, 10:20; Wed-Thu please call for times
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Tue 1:35, 9:35

A Star Is Born (1954)

Judy Garland headlines this 1954 version of the musical drama A Star Is Born. James Mason is as an aging, alcoholic film star who helps a young singer and actress (Garland, of course) find fame, even as his own career fades into obscurity. Janet Gaynor and Fredric March did it first in 1937. Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson did it again in 1976. 154 minutes Unrated. (Opens Sunday 5/1)
Century 14 Downtown Sun 2:00; Wed 2:00, 7:00
Century Rio Sun 2:00; Wed 2:00, 7:00

Thirsty: A Musical Motion Picture

Albuquerque creative company Concept Flux and Tucson hip-hop group Jivin' Scientists teamed up for this "visually stimulating and thought-provoking" musical motion picture. Consisting of three interlocking music videos, the film relates one man's surreal journey through moments of his heartbroken relationship with the woman of his dreams. Also screening will be short works by Eddie Alcazar, Alejandro Montoya, Sheridan O'Connell and other talented area filmmakers. 65 minutes Unrated. (Opens Tuesday 5/3)
Guild Cinema Tue 7:00

Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art

This artistic documentary unearths the exploits of a group of renegade New York artists who "sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture" by constructing monumental earthworks in the desolate deserts of the American Southwest in the late 1960s and early '70s. Among the artists interviewed are Robert Smithson (Spiral Jetty), Walter De Maria (The Lightning Field) and Michael Heizer (Double Negative). 72 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 4/29)
Guild Cinema Fri 2:15, 6:15

Where to Invade Next

Documentarian/rabble-rouser Michael Moore tries a different approach for his newest film. Here, he cheekily suggests we stop invading crumbling dictatorships and start "invading" successful countries. By traveling the world and talking to various political and social leaders, he comes up with a whole lot of great ideas that we here in America should probably steal in order to fix many of the economic, educational and structural problems in our country. The film is thought-provoking and sincere and the filmmaker actually sounds optimistic for a change. 120 minutes R. (Opens Sunday 5/1)
Guild Cinema Sun-Mon 3:00, 5:30, 8:00

Yakuza Apocalypse

Madly prolific Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike (Visitor Q, The Happiness of the Katakuris, Ichi the Killer, Audition, Gozu, One Missed Call, Zebraman, Crows Zero, Sukiyaki Western Django, 13 Assassins) returns with this bloody comic book of a movie. In it a sensitive young gangster is bitten by a bloodsucking yakuza vampire and goes on a revenge kick, killing off the foreign assassins who took out his legendary boss. Needless to say this one features plenty of over-the-top Miike craziness. In Japanese with English subtitles. 115 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 4/29)
Guild Cinema Fri-Sat 10:30

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