Date: February 6, 2019
Location: PVCC Center for the Performing Arts
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
PVCC Fine Arts
PVCC International Club
Set amidst the rugged hills of Provence this epic saga follows the heroic efforts of Jean Cadoret, who inherits a farm from his mother, Florette, and leaves his city job behind, hoping to create a “new Eden” with his wife and daughter. But, unbeknownst to Jean, his greedy neighbor, Cesar Soubeyran, is plotting to steal the land out from under him. With the help of a corrupt nephew, the cannish villagers and the added effects of severe drought, Cesar hatches a wicked scheme that drives Jean to the brink of madness in this tale of greed, survival and fate.
Paradise Valley Community College is hosting a reading series this fall and featuring speakers in September, October, and November. The series is called “The Bridges Series” and focuses on making connections and forging paths.
We’re so proud to announce that Superstition Review’s founding editor, Patricia Colleen Murphy, is the first speaker in the series. She will be presenting in the Puma Press Room on Thursday, September 14 from 10:30am until 12:00pm. Murphy’s book, Hemming Flames (Utah State University Press, 2016) won the May Swenson Poetry Award, judged by Stephen Dunn. Hemming Flames also won the Milt Kessler Poetry Award in 2017. New Orleans Review also published a chapter from her memoir in progress as a chapbook. Murphy has been published in many literary journals, including The Iowa Review, Quarterly West, American Poetry Review, North American Review, and more. Visit her website here.
The series also features Hedy Habra on Thursday, October 19 from 10:30am to 12:00pm and Beth Cato on Thursday, November 16 from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Both of these events will take place in the Puma Press Room.
Habra has authored two poetry collections, Under Brush Strokes and Tea in Heliopolis. Under Brushstrokes was a finalist for the USA Best Book Award and the International Poetry Book Award. Tea in Heliopolis was the winner of the USA Best Book Award and finalist for the International Poetry Book Award. Habra also authored a story collection, Flying Carpets, which won the Arab American National Book Award’s Honorable Mention and was finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award. Habra is a six-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize. Visit her website here.
Cato is the author of The Clockwork Dagger, which was a 2015 Locus Award finalist for First Novel, and The Clockwork Crown, which was an RT Reviewers’ Choice Finalist. She also authored a novella, “Wings of Sorrow and Bone,” which was a 2016 Nebula nominee. Visit her website here.
Thank you all for attending the second reading in SR‘s reading series this Monday. We had some excellent writers in attendance, and in addition the audience turn out was also quite good. This included Lois Roma-Deeley (Paradise Valley CC, poetry), Patrick Michael Finn (Chandler-Gilbert CC, fiction) , Josh Rathkamp (Mesa CC, poetry), and Hershman John (Phoenix College, poetry). Our next reading will involve writers who are currently attending Arizona State University. Please note our final reading in the series is November 17th.
Please keep reading to see more photos of our participants.