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GUARANTEED FRESH as of Wednesday September 24, 2014 at 3:16 pm Times and listings are for Thursday 9/25 through Wednesday 10/1

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The Boxtrolls

From the makers of Coraline and ParaNorman comes this whimsically imaginative, stop-motion-animated toon about a young orphan raised underground by cave-dwelling, trash-collecting trolls. Based on the children's novel Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow. Ben Kingsley, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade and Tracy Morgan provide voices. 97 minutes PG. (Opens Friday 9/26)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 11:40am, 4:40, 9:40; Mon-Thu 11:40am, 4:40
Century Rio Fri-Sat 12:35, 3:15, 5:55, 8:35, 11:40; Sun-Thu 12:35, 3:15, 5:55, 8:35
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 2:15, 7:10, 9:35
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:10am, 4:10, 9:10
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 11:15am, 2:00, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15

The Boxtrolls 3D

Century 14 Downtown Fri-Thu 2:10, 7:10
Century Rio Fri-Thu 11:05am, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:45am, 4:45
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 1:40, 6:40
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 10:45am, 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:45

Closed Curtain

In the midst of a government-imposed 20-year ban on filmmaking, acclaimed Iranian new wave filmmaker/political rebel Jafar Panahi (The White Balloon) takes up the writing/directing mantle for this story of a screenwriter hiding out in a secluded house by the sea. His exile is broken one night by the arrival of a young woman fleeing from the authorities. Refusing to leave, she takes refuge in the filmmaker's house, upending his isolation. In Farsi with English subtitles. 106 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 9/26)
Guild Cinema Fri-Mon 6:00

Down By Law

Tom Waits, John Lurie and Roberto Benigni star in Jim Jarmusch's quirky, deadpan, low-down-arty 1986 comedy about a trio of inmates at a Louisiana prison who escape their crowded cell, but not one another. Double-featured with Stranger Than Paradise. 107 minutes R. (Opens Tuesday 9/30)
Guild Cinema Tue-Thu 5:00, 9:15

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

John Barrymore stars in this early, silent film version of Robert Louis Stevenson's horror classic. Austin-based instrumentalists The Invincible Czars will be on hand for this one-time-only showing to provide a live, original score. 49 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 9/26)
Guild Cinema Fri 10:30

The Equalizer

The popular, but mostly forgotten 1980s TV series starring Edward Woodward as an elderly, ass-kicking former intelligence agent gets a reboot courtesy of actor Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Olympus Has Fallen). Washington is a tough guy with a mysterious past who volunteers to protect a young girl (Chloë Grace Moretz, Kick-Ass) from ultra-violent Russian mobsters. 131 minutes R. (Opens Friday 9/26)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 1:25, 4:30, 7:35, 10:40; Mon-Thu 1:25, 4:30, 7:35
Century Rio Fri-Sat 11:20am, 12:50, 2:40, 4:20, 6:00, 7:40, 9:20, 11:00, 11:30; Sun-Thu 11:20am, 12:50, 2:40, 4:20, 6:00, 7:40, 9:20, 11:00
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 12:10, 3:45, 7:00, 7:30, 10:00, 10:30
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:00, 3:05, 6:20, 9:35
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 11:30am, 3:00, 7:30, 10:45

The Equalizer: The IMAX Experience

Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 11:00am, 2:30, 7:00, 10:15

Fifi Howls From Happiness

This Iranian documentary profiles provocative artist Bahman Mohasses, the so-called "Persian Picasso." Though his works dominated pre-revolutionary Iran, the aging artist now finds himself lost in exile. Filmmaker Mitra Farahani hunts down and interviews the reclusive artist in an Italian hotel room, revealing as much about her own artistic process as her subject's. In Persian with English subtitles. 96 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 9/26)
Guild Cinema Fri-Mon 3:30, 8:15

God Help the Girl

Stuart Murdoch, lead singer and songwriter of the celebrated indie band Belle and Sebastian, writes and directs this musical romance about an emotionally troubled girl (Emily Browning, Sucker Punch) who starts writing songs, hooks up with a pair of mopey musicians and starts a band. 111 minutes Unrated. (Opens Saturday 9/27)
Guild Cinema Sat 10:30

Gone With The Wind

Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh star in this classic 1939 adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's Civil War romance. This year is the 75th anniversary, by the way. That's as good an excuse as any to see it on the big screen--courtesy of the fine folks at Turner Classic Movies. 238 minutes (Opens Sunday 9/28)
Century 14 Downtown Sun 2:00, 7:00; Wed 2:00, 7:00
Century Rio Sun 2:00, 7:00; Wed 2:00, 7:00
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Sun 2:00; Wed 7:00

Kill Your Darlings

Daniel Radcliffe stars as Beatnik poet Allen Ginsberg in this biopic about the young author's first meeting with soon-to-be icons Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) and William Burroughs (Ben Foster) at Columbia University in 1944. The men are united as much by their literary ambitions as a murderous act on the part of a sexually ambiguous pal. Radcliffe is stellar as the insecure writer navigating the usual coming-of-age tropes--alongside a double dose of homosexuality and homicide. 104 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 9/25)
SUB Theater Fri-Sat 6:00, 8:30; Sun 1:00, 3:30

Love Is Strange

John Lithgow and Alfred Molina are a cute older couple who decide--after three decades together--to get married. To them, it's no big deal. But the union results in a cascading series of losses, from job to apartment. Left without a home in expensive New York City, the couple splits up to bunk with friends and family. But the resulting situation grates on all involved. This quiet slice of life simply provides characters and situations, then sits back to watch what happens. Warm, witty and amazingly empathetic, this small, slow film sneaks up on you. 94 minutes R. (Opens Friday 9/26)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:50; Mon-Thu 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15
High Ridge Fri-Sun 12:40, 3:50, 7:00, 10:10; Mon-Thu 12:40, 3:50, 7:00

Más Negro Que La Noche

In this silly Mexican horror flick, a young party girl moves into her deceased aunt's mansion. Spooky stuff ensues. This is a (3D!) remake of Carlos Enrique Taboada's classic 1975 Mexi-chiller of the same name. In Spanish with English subtitles. 100 minutes R. (Opens Friday 9/26)
Century Rio Fri-Sat 2:05, 7:50, 12:01am; Sun-Thu 2:05, 7:50

Más Negro Que La Noche 3D

Century Rio Fri-Sat 11:05am, 4:55, 10:45, 11:15; Sun-Thu 11:05am, 4:55, 10:45

Manhattan Short Film Festival

Albuquerque is one of over 250 cities worldwide participating in this "global" film festival. Organizers received hundreds of entries from dozens of countries. The top 10 finalists (all 15 minutes or less in length) will be screened. Countries represented this year include The Netherlands, France, Australia, Norway, Mexico, Germany, England and the US. Audiences around the world will get to vote on their favorites and help crown a winner. For a full rundown of the films (including interviews with the directors), go to (Opens Thursday 10/2)
SUB Theater Thu 7:00

My Old Lady

A middle-aged American loser (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris, but it comes with a hitch--an elderly tenant, played by Maggie Smith. Our penniless protagonist camps out in a spare room while figuring out what to do with the property and finds himself regularly abused by his tenant's mean daughter (Kristin Scott Thomas). An tartly enjoyable if stagebound directing debut (at age 75) from veteran playwright Israel Horovitz (dad to Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz). 107 minutes PG-13. (Opens Friday 9/26)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 1:35, 4:15, 7:00, 9:35; Mon-Thu 1:35, 4:15, 7:00
High Ridge Fri-Sun 12:45, 3:55, 7:30, 10:35; Mon-Thu 12:45, 3:55, 7:30

The Skeleton Twins

Former "SNL"ers Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader star in his dramedy about estranged twins who both coincidentally cheat death on the same day, sparking a reunion and a possible mending of their broken relationship. Wiig and Hader share some effortless chemistry as our damaged-but-lovable siblings. Hader is particularly great as a gay, depressed wannabe actor. 93 minutes R. (Opens Friday 9/26)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 12:35, 3:00, 5:25, 7:50, 10:15; Mon-Thu 12:35, 3:00, 5:25, 7:50
High Ridge Fri-Sun 1:10, 4:15, 7:40, 10:40; Mon-Thu 1:10, 4:15, 7:40

The Song

In this chintzy musical drama, an aspiring Nashville singer-songwriter's life and marriage suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom. Will he succumb to the temptations of fame and fortune and cheat on his wife? If you guessed "Don't worry, Jesus will save the day," you are correct. 112 minutes PG-13. (Opens Friday 9/26)
Century Rio Fri-Thu 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 10:05am, 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 10:10

Stranger Than Paradise

Writer-director Jim Jarmusch blipped his way onto the indie film radar with this near-classic 1984 comedy about a self-styled hipster (singer John Lurie) who gets a surprise visit from his pretty, 16-year-old cousin from Hungary and ends up undertaking a strange road trip across America. Minimalist but oddly compelling. Double-featured with Down By Law. 89 minutes (Tuesday 9/30)
Guild Cinema Tue-Thu 7:15

Winchester '73

James Stewart stars in this acclaimed 1950 Western about a prized rifle that passes from one ill-fated owner to another. Anthony Mann (T-Men, Raw Deal, The Naked Spur, The Glenn Miller Story, El Cid) directs. 92 minutes Unrated. (Opens Saturday 9/27)
Guild Cinema Sat-Sun 12:00

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Taxi Driver (1978) at KiMo Theatre

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