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The Albuquerque Film Club is open to everyone of any age who enjoys watching movies on a big screen in the company of other film lovers and then sharing observations about what they have seen. All that is needed is the interest and an email address for notifications. This is a social rather than scholarly group, although some members know a lot about motion pictures while others wish to expand their appreciation.
The AFC will host movies at the Guild Cinema one weekend every two months, Saturday and Sunday matinees. After the screening, we invite everyone to join us to gab about movies and meet fellow film fans. Ticket prices for the matinees will be $5 per person.
Our purpose is to revive interesting films from silent classics to productions of the big studio era to intimate independent films of more recent years—comedies, dramas, film noir, fantasy, adventure. While most of the movies we screen will be English language, we shall include intriguing films from abroad. The films you attend will help choose future programs in the AFC series.

To join Albuquerque Film Club send your name, address and phone number via email to:

You will be added to our email list and receive notifications of upcoming AFC monthly screenings and other events. AFC/AVM does not share mailing lists with anyone, ever.

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Text Box: FIRST SCREENING OF THE 201 SEASON! January 14 & 15

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Albuquerque Film Club is sponsored by

Guild Cinema &

American Vaudeville Museum

All films subject to availability.


January 14 & 15 1pm

Guild Cinema

2017 Season


All screenings at the Guild Cinema, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1pm


January 14 & 15

The Kid, Charlie Chaplin (1921, USA)

Plus, a Laurel & Hardy short.


March 4 & 5

Pan’s Labyrinth, Guillermo del Toro (2006, Mexico)

Dark, powerful, layered drama and fantasy set in 1944 amid Spain’s brutal Civil War.


May 13 & 14

It’s in the Bag! (1945, USA)

Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Robert Benchley, Don Ameche, Binnie Barnes, William Bendix, Rudy Vallee, Victor Moore, Jerry Colonna & John Carradine


June 10 & 11

Topsy-Turvy, Mike Leigh (1999, UK)

The Gilbert & Sullivan musical drama stars Jim Broadbent & Timothy Spall.


July 8 & 9

Gosford Park (2001, USA-UK)

Directed by Robert Altman, written by Julian Fellows with all-star cast:

Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren, Alan Bates, Michael Gambon, Kristen Scott Thomas, Jeremy Northam, Richard E. Grant, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Sarah Flind, Tom Hollander, Claudie Blakely, Bob Balaban & Ryan Phillippe.


August 12 & 13

Animal Crackers (1930, USA)

Groucho, Harpo, Chico & Zeppo Marx with Margaret Dumont in one of the Marx Brothers’ three best movies.



Text Box: January 14 & 15

The Kid, Charlie Chaplin (1921, USA, 68 minutes)
Plus, a Laurel & Hardy short 

Charlie Chaplin wrote, directed and stars in 1921’a The Kid with long-time lover Edna Purviance and brilliant child actor Jackie Coogan. After a period of a half dozen years in Hollywood making nearly seventy single-and two reel films, Chaplin was eager to stretch into feature-length films, which he did gradually with the five-reel Shoulder Arms in 1918, and the four-reel Sunnyside in 1918, despite the despite the demands of distributors calling for a Chaplin two reeler every month or two. But, already rich and the most successful comedian in movies, Charlie allowed himself two careful years to make The Kid. The result is a briskly-paced masterpiece of honest (rather than contrived) sentimentality, fast paced action and belly laughs; that has earned terrific ratings!
Ratings: IMDB: 8.3/10; Halliwell: *** stars; Rotten Tomatoes Critics: 100%; RT audiences: 96%
Plus, a surprise bonus: one of Laurel & Hardy most hilarious two-reel comedies.

September 9 & 10

Throne of Blood (1957, Japan)

Akira Kursosawa’s moodily stylized transposition of Shakespeare's Macbeth into feudal Japan stars Toshiro Mifune & Isuziu Yamada.


November 11 & 12

The Fairy (2011, Belgium/French production)

Written, directed by & starring Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel & Bruno Romy.

“Deliriously droll confection of misfit charm”—Variety


December 9 & 10 * Double Feature!

The Cameraman

Buster Keaton (1928, USA)

Man with a Movie Camera

(1929, Soviet Union)