This summer Phoenix Art Museum proudly presents Friends of Contemporary Art Film Series: “Who Are We? The Art of Memory—Fellini’s 8 1/2.”
Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini’s 8½ (Otto e mezzo) turns one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. An early working title for 8½ was The Beautiful Confusion, and Fellini’s masterpiece is exactly that: a shimmering dream, a circus, and a magic act.
(dir. Federico Fellini / Italy 1963 / 138 min / Not Rated / B&W / In Italian with English subtitles)
Free for Circles and FOCA Members, $5 for Members, and $10 for the general public. Not a Member yet? Join today!
Location: Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave.
Read Better Be Better and Save Our Schools AZ are teaming up to host a free screening of the documentary, “Backpack Full of Cash,” for film lovers and education advocates.
This film, narrated by Matt Damon, examines the effects of the growing trend of privatizing public education. This film can only be accessed through private screening. Bring folding chairs, pillows or blankets to fully enjoy your spot in the gym as there is no formal seating. Read Better Be Better will serve popcorn and soft drinks.
Location: Montecito Community School Gymnasium, 715 E. Montecito Ave., Phoenix
Sarah’s Key (PG-13; 2010, 109 minutes)
A decades-old mystery unsolved. A courageous life unknown. A family’s secrets untold- until now. Julia Jarond is an American journalist living in Paris with her French husband Bertrand. Assigned to cover the anniversary of France’s notorious 1942 Vel’d’Hiv Roundup of Jews in World War II. She’s stunned to discover that Bertrand’s family apartment was the scene of an unspeakable incident committed during the war; his family has been concealing a disturbing secret these many years; and a young French girl, Sarah holds the key to unlock the devastating truth. 6:30 PM Wednesday February 6, 2019 @ PVCC CPA
PVCC International Film Festival
The Paradise Valley Community College International Film Festival presents cinema as a window onto the richness of our diverse world and our shared humanity.
The Festival offers a proven educational, entertaining visual experience for our students, colleagues, and community through the following goals.
-Viewing acclaimed films from around the world
-Enjoying films as a community experience that challenges our emotional involvement in a setting that offers opportunity for discussion
-Exploring the important issues of life through an open forum
-Experiencing cultural diversity in a profoundly transformative way
-Learning about important global issues through powerful visual images
-Discovering the range and variety of films and genres
-Understanding cinematic techniques and their contribution to the meaning of a film
-Meeting film directors, writers, and producers for dialogue
-Making entertainment educational and education entertaining
A four-part film series inspired by the exhibition “Ragnar Kjartansson: Scandinavian Pain and Other Myths.”
Free for Members
$5 for non-Members
We Call It Skwee, Iacopo Patierno and David Giese, 2009. 61 mins. Not Rated.
A film about music, people and Scandinavia by Iacopo Patierno and David Giese.
We Call It Skweee follows the Swedish and Finnish pioneers from the Scandinavian’s hometowns to Barcelona, covers the Sonar show and sketches the history of an unusual Scandinavian music phenomenon.
In early 2008, Italian filmmaker Iacopo Patierno arrived in Stockholm to assist Erik Gandini on his film Videocracy. While in Sweden he discovered the quirky Scandinavian electro style Skweee and befriended some of its practitioners. Active in the Dubstep scene back home with the audiovisual project Biologic, Patierno became fascinated with the music as well as the determination and individuality of the artists involved. Camera in hand, he decided to follow some of the central Skweee artists for a year, starting in the functionalist Stockholm suburbs, traversing the Baltic to Helsinki, and eventually tripping down to Barcelona’s legendary Sonar festival, where eight Swedish and Finnish artists were invited to represent the scene.