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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: AFC/AVM adds special double screening to celebrate
February 11 & 12 and 18 & 19

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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: Cabin in the Sky, February 11 & 12, Saturday & Sunday, 1 pm

In 1942, MGM’s chief of musical-film production, Arthur Freed, handed stage director and designer Vincente Minelli his first directorial assignment in movies, the transfer to film of a 1940 Broadway hit, a musical moral fable, Cabin in the Sky, and access to the greatest African American stars of the 20th century. Top billing went to Ethel Waters who originated the role of church-going Petunia. Her husband, Little Joe (who, when found on his knees, was most likely shooting dice) was played by song and dance comedian Eddie Anderson (best known as ‘Rochester’, Jack Benny's smart-mouthed valet on Benny’s top-rated radio show). The angels and devils are competing for Little Joe’s soul, as he lay in bed after being shot by gambler, Domino—a niftily menacing turn by John ‘Bubbles’ Sublett who shows why he was the greatest rhythm tap dancer then—and now. While Petunia prays for Little Joe’s’ life, Lucifer Junior, (Rex Ingram) is battling the Lord’s Army for Little Joe's soul. To assist him, Lucifer Junior employs gold digging vamp, Georgia Brown (glamorous Lena Horne) to lead Little Joe to damnation. The nonpariel supporting cast includes Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Louis Armstrong, dancer Bill Bailey (the originator of the moon-walk step), Butterfly McQueen, and a quartet of fine black comedians; Mantan Moreland (of Charlie Chan fame), Willie Best and Moke & Poke. Songs include “Taking a Chance on Love”, “Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe”, “Shine”, “Cabin in the Sky”, “Ain’t It the Truth?”, “Honey in the Honeycomb” and “Things Ain’t What They Used to Be.” A must-see parade of talent.

St Louis Blues, February 18 & 19, Saturday & Sunday, 1 pm

The old Jazz Singer formula, that served Jolson so well, was revived for the movie version of the life of W. C. Handy, the self-styled ‘Father of the Blues’. In truth, the conflict between those who played the devil’s music and church folk whose mission was to sing praise is as much (or even more) an African-American experience than it was for the traditional Jewish families whose children peopled generations of American show business. The film stars Nat ‘King’ Cole as Handy, and Juano Hernandez as his farther, Reverend Charles Handy, with other key roles taken by Eartha Kitt, Ella Fitzgerald, Ruby Dee, Pearl Bailey, Cab Calloway and Mahalia Jackson. Jazz instrumentalists provide the fine accompaniment, among them Barney Bigard, Ted Bruchner, Red Callender and a young Bill Preston. Songs include “Beale Street Blues”, “Memphis Blues”, “St Louis Blues”, “Careless Love”, “Chantez Les Bas” and “Yellow Dog Blues”.

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)