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V.23 No.45 |
Kevin Allison tells all.
Dave Dietz

Alibi Picks

Aural Sex: RISK! opens Pornotopia film fest with edgy storytelling

Comedian Kevin Allison brings his popular RISK! podcast to the stage during this festive opening for the Pornotopia film fest.
V.23 No.45 | 11/6/2014

Aural Fixation

From virus to solstice

Wherein we preview Björk’s new concert film Biophilia Livescreening this weekend at Guild Cinemaand review new Metallica biography Into the Black: The Inside Story of Metallica (1991-2014).

V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014

Reel World

Give yourself over

Rocky Horror screens, Open Wound Film Festival starts, local author recalls “Bloody” Sam Peckinpah.
V.23 No.33 | 8/14/2014

Home sick home

Homesick director talks Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, “The Courier” debuts online, and Season of Starlings has a live script reading.
V.23 No.31 |

music

Now Hear This, Vol. IV

You are about to enter another dimension. A dimension of A/V. This is the middle ground between mediocre and too-good-to-be-true, between something called "reggae" and the sound angels emit. You are traveling deep into the realm of rad tuneage. Next stop, Now Hear This!

ABQ MTV

On the local tip, swervegaze wizard REIGHNBEAU is premiering the boss music video for "Milk of Amnesia" at the Guild Cinema (3405 Central NE) on Wednesday, Aug. 6. One of the perks of the fourth estate is sneak peeks, and I can assure you that my REIGHNBEAU crush remains strong. The screening will be followed by a live performance and light show. The house lights dim at 10:20pm only to rebound with matchless radiance. For more deets and to RSVP for this free cinematic event, click here. Below, listen to or download REIGHNBEAU's "bootleg" of Angelo Badalamenti's "Twin Peaks" theme.

"moccvsin gvze"

Chapter House is an enigmatic micro label whose catalog is hyperlinked to genres like "punk," "moccvsin gvze" and "stewgaze." The label's latest compilation features Four Corners-based and nuevomexicano artists. Ryan Dennison and DISCOTAYS are all-time favorites of mine, but I was unfamiliar with other acts showcased on the release. And while I didn't unearth the secret lives of those new-to-me bands, I did discover groups with names like Purple Cats in Slacks, Midnight Stew and The Fly that are ripe for inclusion in New Mexico's sonic cosmology. Stream Volume 3 below and nab some pay-what-you-will releases from the Chapter House Bandcamp.

Watermelon sunset

This entry's final homespun miracle is the NSFW [coughfreethenipplecough] music video for the opening tracks from sleaze-thrash trio [H]ohm's Haroun Farm EP. The narrative begins with telegenic power-drummer Kris Kerby hitchiking, and it focuses on the band and alt.models from The Voodoo Dolls, including co-owner Jelly Honey. Produced by Solano Pictures, the photography and editing are professional-strength. The cast is easy on the eyes, but wild women and band members aren't the only characters. The Sandias are the real star of this production. If you've ever dreamed about rocking the Kiwanis Cabin, hit play below for vicarious wish fulfillment.

V.23 No.29 | 7/17/2014
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Film

This Week at the Guild Cinema

Festival of Film Noir, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of a Low Price, and Green

Look what’s playing at the Guild this week. We accidentally lost their ad in our print edition—sorry for the inconvenience, everyone!

V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014

Reel World

Wedding party

Broadway Cultural Center hosts Maria the Korean Bride, author Joe R. Lansdale introduces Cold in July, Geeks Who Drink go to Westeros, “Doctor Who” comes to movie theaters.
V.23 No.23 | 6/5/2014
Bring lawn chairs to Movies in the Park. Leave glass at home.
CC by Joshin Yamada

Reel World

Park it

Bernalillo County schedules a summer of movies in the park, Joe R. Landsdale brings Cold in July to Santa Fe and Albuquerque, girls’ education doc plays the Peace and Justice Center.
V.23 No.16 | 4/17/2014

Film

This Week at Guild Cinema

We screwed up! We didn’t get Guild Cinema’s regular ad in this week’s print edition of Weekly Alibi. Here, now, is the ad that should have run, in all its glory. We’re sorry, movie fans!

V.23 No.15 | 4/10/2014

Film

Alibi Midnight Movie Madness: Cheap Thrills

This weekend’s edition of Alibi Midnight Movie Madness features the sick and twisted black comedy Cheap Thrills. Two broke pals (Pat Healey, Ethan Embry) end up at a strip club drinking their troubles away. Things get weird, though, when a crazy millionaire (comedian David Koechner) and his trophy wife (Sarah Paxton from The Innkeepers) show up and propose a little game—an increasingly dangerous series of dares for an escalating amount of money. And it’s not long before things get downright bloody. It goes down at Guild Cinema on Friday and Saturday night, starting at 10:45pm. As always, tickets are $8 general admission and $6 students.

V.23 No.13 | 3/27/2014

Film

Alibi Midnight Movie Madness Presents: Short Peace

Who out there is in the mood for a little Japanese anime? Alibi Midnight Movie Madness is back at Guild Cinema this weekend with the newest film from Master Animator Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Steamboy). Short Peace is an anthology featuring four short fantasy/sci-fi films, all centered on the past, present and future of Tokyo. One of the films was even nominated for an Academy Award earlier this year. The film screens Friday and Saturday night, starting at 10:30pm. As always, we’ll have doorprizes courtesy of Stranger Factory. Plus, representatives from the upcoming Sabaku Con will be there selling advanced passes. Tickets are $8 general admission and $6 students. Check out the gorgeous trailer below.

V.23 No.11 | 3/13/2014

Film

Alibi Midnight Movie Madness: Journey to the West

Alibi Midnight Movie Madness is back at Guild Cinema for some awesome martial arts entertainment. Stephen Chow, king of the kung fu comedy (Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer), contributes this crazed “prequel” to the classic myth of the Monkey King. The film finds a naive young priest named Tang Sanzang (Zhang Wen) trying to save a small village from a trio of troublesome demons. He gets a little assistance in the form of a sexy female demon hunter played by Qi Shu. Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons was the highest-grossing film in China last year. Here’s your chance to check it out in all its over-the-top glory. It shows at 10:30pm on Friday and Saturday. As always Stranger Factory will be there giving out doorprizes. Tickets are $8 general, $6 students.

V.23 No.9 | 2/27/2014

Film

Alibi Midnight Movie Madness en Español: Memory of the Dead

The Sin Fronteras Festival is running Friday and Saturday at Guild Cinema in Nob Hill. There, you can catch an incredible collection of seven feature films (documentaries, dramas, comedies, thrillers and more) from south of the border—all of them free and open to the public. In addition to the regular lineup, Alibi Midnight Movie Madness has teamed up with the organizers of Sin Fronteras to bring in a special Spanish-language selection this weekend. From Argentina, it’s the supernatural shocker Memoria del Muerte (Memory of the Dead). The film screens Friday and Saturday night at 11pm, after the regular festival. Tickets are $8 general admission or $6 students. Check out the trailer. It’s subtitled!

V.23 No.7 | 2/13/2014
Reel World

Reel World

Fight film

From deceased pugilist Johnny Tapia to the doings of your friendly Alibi Film editor himself, a look at all the cinematic happenings around New Mexico.
V.23 No.6 | 2/6/2014
Io Sono Li (Shun Li and the Poet)
Andrea Segre

Film Festival Preview

Fest Hypes Italian Film and Culture

Cinema served with spaghetti, dolci and bocce

The Italian Film & Culture Festival returns from hiatus for its seventh iteration with a revamped schedule and heightened cultural emphasis.