The strip of Albuquerque that Guild Cinema is on is a bit neon, Route 66, alien inspired and a bit gelato, upscale consignment clothing, espresso and, personally, I couldn't love it more! A small crowd of people came out, mostly folks who have seen the shows Brent has been a part of over in Santa Fe (including the current animation show which we did get to stop by and which was every bit as amazing as everyone has been saying! They even had those future speakers!). All of these screenings always end with great folks that make the whole experience even better, this one with the wonderful artist Joanne LeFrak (whose crazily detailed photorealistic shadow sculptures photos can't do justice) and the ever so lovely wonderman Dave (whose family farm I still need to get to one of these days) in their beautiful home overlooking the desert mountains of New Mexico. It was so nice I practically had to drag Brent back into the truck to move along to Arizona!
The Guild screens amazing, independent, small release, progressive films and the audience is a nice mix of hardcore cinema buff and locals just wanting to see a movie (including one woman who, when leaving the screening before Gravity, was really unhappy with the way the film was shot "You guys show some out there stuff but this one...it was ugly!"). I love that this theater shows so much "out there" stuff and I hope the locals appreciate it in all of it's warm projector glow!