Show Times

Friday 26, May

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

PG-13for violence, disturbing images, brief strong language and some nudity.

Fails to Astonish: Unfathomable Film Freakout

Fails to Astonish: Unfathomable Film Freakout

Saturday 27, May

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

PG-13for violence, disturbing images, brief strong language and some nudity.

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

Sunday 28, May

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

Killer of Sheep: Member-Only Screening

Killer of Sheep: Member-Only Screening

Arizona Filmmaker Showcase May

Arizona Filmmaker Showcase May

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

PG-13for violence, disturbing images, brief strong language and some nudity.

Monday 29, May

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

PG-13for violence, disturbing images, brief strong language and some nudity.

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

Colossal

Colossal

Rfor language

Tuesday 30, May

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

PG-13for violence, disturbing images, brief strong language and some nudity.

Colossal

Colossal

Rfor language

Wednesday 31, May

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

PG-13for violence, disturbing images, brief strong language and some nudity.

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

Colossal

Colossal

Rfor language

Thursday 1, June

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

PG-13for violence, disturbing images, brief strong language and some nudity.

Colossal

Colossal

Rfor language

Friday 2, June

All These Sleepless Nights

All These Sleepless Nights

Saturday 3, June

2017 UEFA Champions League Final

2017 UEFA Champions League Final

RPM Orchestra presents: A TRIP TO MARS

RPM Orchestra presents: A TRIP TO MARS

Sunday 4, June

The Quiet Earth w/ Sam Pillsbury

The Quiet Earth w/ Sam Pillsbury

Monday 5, June

FilmBar Film School: The Last Picture Show

FilmBar Film School: The Last Picture Show

Thursday 8, June

Can't Be Stopped

Can't Be Stopped

Friday 9, June

The Unfathomable Jesus Freakout!

The Unfathomable Jesus Freakout!

Saturday 10, June

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Thursday 15, June

Borbetomagus: A Pollock of Sound

Borbetomagus: A Pollock of Sound

Friday 16, June

Finding Joseph I

Finding Joseph I

Wednesday 21, June

FilmBar's Big Gay Sing-A-Long: The Sound of Music

FilmBar's Big Gay Sing-A-Long: The Sound of Music

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Friday 23, June

The Invincible Czars: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Invincible Czars: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Wednesday 28, June

Vegas in Space with Miss X & Marshall Shore

Vegas in Space with Miss X & Marshall Shore

Saturday 1, July

BS Movies Presents: Near Dark

BS Movies Presents: Near Dark

Thursday 20, July

FilmBar's Bike-In Movies: Ovarian Psycos

FilmBar's Bike-In Movies: Ovarian Psycos

2017 UEFA Champions League Final

2017 UEFA Champions League Final

HISTORY will be made in Cardiff when Wales host the Champions League for the first ever time.

Real Madrid vs Juventus will go head-to-head at the Millennium Stadium in order to get their hands on football’s most prestigious prize. On the big screen in our auditorium!

Saturday 3, June

All These Sleepless Nights

All These Sleepless Nights

A new era is coming, and Warsaw stands uncomfortably at its edge. Art school classmates Christopher and Michal, on the precipice of their own coming of age, restlessly roam their city's streets in search of living forever inside the beautiful moment. Never content with answers, they push each experience to its breaking point, testing what it might mean to be truly awake in a world that seems satisfied to be asleep.

Friday 2, June

Arizona Filmmaker Showcase May

Arizona Filmmaker Showcase May

The Amazing Mortimer - A washed-up ventriloquist and a young boy help each other cope with life’s arrows.

Contentment - A short film exploring contentment vs. happiness through our protagonist, Scout, and her relationships with two different men.

Legacy - Set in the year 2166 in the barren wasteland that was once Earth, the planet's only remaining human inhabitant, Kale, discovers a godlike entity that has fallen from the sky in the form of a beautiful woman. Together they embark on a quest through the merciless desert, battling vicious predators along the way.

Path of a Luthier - This documentary short film follows the story of the oldest guitar building school in North America, its founder and graduates.

L.A.S.E.R. Pen - Captured by his arch nemesis, super spy Jasper Hollins must find a way to talk his way out of his most dire situation yet.

Sunday 28, May

Borbetomagus: A Pollock of Sound

Borbetomagus: A Pollock of Sound

Presented with support from Stinkweeds!

Borbetomagus: A Pollock of Sound is the first feature-length documentary about the legendary improv / noise group Borbetomagus.

Filmmaker Jef Mertens brings a raw, urgent, and unpolished vision focusing on a band that has spent almost four decades defining and redefining not just their music, but the boundaries of music itself. Band members Don Dietrich, Donald Miller, and Jim Sauter tell their story with the help of artists, writers, photographers, and filmmakers that include noted critic Byron Coley, drummer Chris Corsano, guitarist Thurston Moore, groundbreaking Japanese noise unit Hijokaidan, and Switzerland's masters of "cracked electronics," Voice Crack. Includes never-before-seen archival footage, amazing photographic finds, and previously unreleased recordings.

Thursday 15, June

BS Movies Presents: Near Dark

BS Movies Presents: Near Dark

Vampires can only kill you once, but they can terrify you forever.

Cowboy Caleb Colton (Adrian Pasdar) meets gorgeous Mae (Jenny Wright) at a bar, and the two have an immediate attraction. But when Mae turns out to be a vampire and bites Caleb on the neck, their relationship gets complicated. Wracked with a craving for human blood, Caleb is forced to leave his family and ride with Mae and her gang of vampires, including the evil Severen. Along the way Caleb must decide between his new love of Mae and the love of his family.

Celebrate the life of the late Bill Paxton. And stay after the screening for a live podcast & trivia!

Presented with support from ZIA Records!

Saturday 1, July

Can't Be Stopped

Can't Be Stopped

One of the most influential and recognizable graffiti crews to emerge out of the U.S. is Hollywood’s own Can’t Be Stopped crew. Since its inception in the early 1980’s the initials C.B.S. have been at the forefront of evolving graffiti art into a true and viable art form.

The kinship that was forged by the crews’ father figure “Skate” created a bond of brotherhood that is the focal point of this story. C.B.S. was a surrogate family that became the buffer between these young graffiti artists and the temptations of the Hollywood streets. Skate had raised these boys from broken homes to prosperity and left behind a legacy unrivaled. With their ultimate success, endeavors and acclaim were transcending factors in evolving graffiti arts popularity to what it is today.

Thursday 8, June

Colossal

Colossal

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After Gloria (Anne Hathaway) loses her job and is kicked out of her boyfriend’s apartment, she leaves her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.

Monday 29, May

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Thursday 1, June

Show Future Dates
Fails to Astonish: Unfathomable Film Freakout

Fails to Astonish: Unfathomable Film Freakout

Before Iron Man, before The Avengers, before the next ten years of Summer movie monoliths were plotted out for you, comic book fans were forced to wade through a terrain of low-rent film adaptations of their favorite super heroes that only true believers could love. The Unfathomable Film Freakout revisits these orphaned originals with an all new mega-mix of the best of these cinematic Marvel missteps. See the made-for-TV shlockfests, the cheapo foreign features, the psychedelic animated madness and much more!

Come in costume after Comic Con and receive free Freakout prizes!

Brought to you with the support of Bookmans and Love and Hate Tattoo and piercing!

Friday 26, May

FilmBar Film School: The Last Picture Show

FilmBar Film School: The Last Picture Show

Filmbar Film School Is Back!

“The Last Picture Show” – Peter Bogdanovich’s Coming of Age Classic of the “New Hollywood”

Want to learn how to analyze a film? Ever wondered about the history and stories behind on one of the most influential “coming of age” films of the “New Hollywood” of the 1970s, The Last Picture Show? Join us for “FilmBar Film School" where ASU film professor Joe Fortunato will screen, discuss, and provide "live commentary" on the 1971 classic The Last Picture Show, directed by Peter Bogdanovich featuring one of the great ensemble casts of all time!

The evening will start with a brief discussion about the background and making of the film. Enjoy your favorite beverage from the bar! Then we will screen the film in FilmBar’s beautiful and comfortable screening room. Think of it as a “living room book club” for film fans! During the film, live commentary will be provided, giving you insights into the filmmaking process and some guidance on how to "read" a film creatively.

After the film, we can discuss what we've learned and debate if it lives up to its reputation as a film classic. Come see the film that put Bogdanovich and so many Hollywood actors on the cultural map!

(NOTE: While no "homework" or prior knowledge of film or this movie is required, if you've never seen the picture, some people might want to watch it for the first time before coming to the event without the interruptions of live commentary to "experience" the film as it was intended. That is a personal choice, of course, and not a requirement to attend!)

Monday 5, June

FilmBar's Big Gay Sing-A-Long: The Sound of Music

FilmBar's Big Gay Sing-A-Long: The Sound of Music

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Join us for a Big Gay Singalong of the fan favorite THE SOUND OF MUSIC! Costumes encouraged! Giveaways prior to the show. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Charity. Hosted by Christopher Tong!

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s cinematic treasure stars the incomparable Julie Andrews as Maria, the warmhearted young woman who brings joy and music to Captain von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) and his children. Experience this magnificent movie musical filled with unforgettable songs, including “Do-Re-Mi,” “My Favorite Things” and “The Sound of Music.”

Wednesday 21, June

FilmBar's Bike-In Movies: Ovarian Psycos

FilmBar's Bike-In Movies: Ovarian Psycos

FilmBar's Bike-In Movies: Ovarian Psycos presented with support from Phoenix Spokes People and the WTF (Women/Trans/Femme) PHX Ride

Riding at night through streets deemed dangerous in Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives. At the helm of the crew is founder Xela de la X, a single mother and poet M.C. dedicated to recruiting an unapologetic, misfit crew of women of color. The film intimately chronicles Xela as she struggles to strike a balance between her activism and nine year old daughter Yoli; street artist Andi who is estranged from her family and journeys to become a leader within the crew; and bright eyed recruit Evie, who despite poverty, and the concerns of her protective Salvadoran mother, discovers a newfound confidence.

The film Ovarian Psycos rides along with the Ova’s, exploring the impact of the group’s activism, born of feminist ideals, Indigenous understanding and an urban/hood mentality, on neighborhood women and communities as they confront injustice, racism, and violence, and take back their streets one ride at a time.

Thursday 20, July

Finding Joseph I

Finding Joseph I

"Finding Joseph I" is a documentary film chronicling the eccentric life of punk rock reggae singer, Paul "HR" Hudson from Bad Brains. The charismatic frontman's explosive live performances helped pioneer hardcore punk while delivering an enlightening message of positive mental attitude. HR's heavy devotion to the Rastafarian faith guided him in a spiritual direction leaving the band several times to explore his love for reggae music. Over the years HR’s increasingly unpredictable and abnormal behavior has many convinced that he his suffering from mental illness. Finding Joseph I illustrates the true story behind the legendary lead singers life, career and struggles with never before seen archival footage, photography and exclusive interviews.

Featured Interviewees:

Paul "HR" Hudson Earl Hudson (Bad Brains/Brother) Ras Michael (The Sons of Negus) Anthony Countey (Bad Brains Manager) Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi) Members of Sublime, Deftones, Fishbone, Cro-Mags, Murphy’s Law, The Wailers and Living Colour.

Friday 16, June

Killer of Sheep: Member-Only Screening

Killer of Sheep: Member-Only Screening

FilmBar Member-Only Screening! Introduced by Monte Yazzie of the Phoenix Critic's Circle.

Charles Burnett’s KILLER OF SHEEP (1977) is perhaps one of the most influential works of American independent filmmaking. An inspiration cited by artists including Barry Jenkins, David Gordon Green, Ava DuVernay and Mos Def, Burnett’s lyrical, neorealist portrait of a struggling African-American family in L.A.’s Watts neighborhood was little seen until a major restoration by Ross Lipman for the UCLA Film and Television Archive was released nationally by Milestone Films in 2007 (including a smash 12-week run at IFC Center). Newly available on DCP to celebrate its 40th anniversary, KILLER OF SHEEP remains as emotionally powerful and starkly beautiful as ever.

Don’t miss our third Member-Only Screening of 2017. Killer of Sheep: one of the first 50 films to be selected for the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. Also chosen by the National Society of Film Critics as one of the 100 Essential Films.

We have 3 membership levels (including a free option) so become a member today!

Sunday 28, May

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

The producers of Godzilla transport audiences to the birthplace of the most powerful monster myth of all in KONG: SKULL ISLAND, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.

When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.

Friday 26, May

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Thursday 1, June

Show Future Dates
RPM Orchestra presents: A TRIP TO MARS

RPM Orchestra presents: A TRIP TO MARS

RPM Orchestra provides the film score as the silent classic A TRIP TO MARS screens, during this one-night only event, at FilmBar Phoenix.

A Trip To Mars (1918) is the film that marked the beginning of the space opera subgenre of science fiction, in which a group of astronauts embark on an expedition to Mars, where to their great surprise, they encounter an advanced civilization of peaceful vegetarians.

Told in often startling images and boasting some massive amazing sets, the film was produced during a time when the First World War was showing little sign of ending and, in this respect, cannot fail to impress when seen as a plea for compassion and tolerance.

Saturday 3, June

The Invincible Czars: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Invincible Czars: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

THE INVINCIBLE CZARS PERFORM THEIR SOUNDTRACK TO AMERICA’S FIRST HORROR FILM DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1920 STARRING JOHN BARRYMORE).

The Invincible Czars toured all over the US last year with their silent film soundtrack to Nosferatu. Now they’re hitting the road with their new tastefully modern score for Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde performing live with the film all over the west this spring.

Released in 1920, the movie stars Drew Barrymore’s grandfather John Barrymore as both Jekyll and Hyde. Barrymore gives one of the most memorable performances of early film often portraying Mr. Hyde character simply with facial expressions and no makeup. The movie is considered by many to be the first important American horror film.

Based on the Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novel, the movie tells the story of Dr. Henry Jekyll –scientist, philanthropist and all around upstanding English citizen. Jekyll’s colleague, George Carew (Brandon Hurst) invites his uptight young friend to a see the sexy Italian showgirl Miss Gina (Nita Naldi) and Dr. Jekyll’s arousal sends him on a quest to separate man’s good and evil side. Using himself as the test subject, Jekyll unleashes his own evil alter-ego: Edward Hyde. But Jekyll’s imperfect science sends the good doctor into uncontrollable alternations between his two selves that imperil his reputation, his finance and his own life.

The Invincible Czars’ soundtrack is minimal, spooky and even includes audience participation!

The line-up features Leila Henley (winds, vocals, loops, percussion), Josh Robins (guitar, sound effects, percussion), Phil Davidson (violin, organ) and the Senator of Sub-frequencies John McCane (bass guitar).

As usual, the band has incorporated bits of music from the classical realm into the score. This time they’ve arranged Eric Satie’s Gnossienne No. 1 and No. 5, an eerily beautiful but obscure Debussy piece entitled Footsteps in the Snow and Jules Massanet’s Meditation.

Just like their music, The Invincible Czars’ wardrobe complements the film and they encourage audiences to do the same. Top hats recommended!

Friday 23, June

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

PG-13for violence, disturbing images, brief strong language and some nudity.

The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as "savages," the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife, son and aide de camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.

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The Quiet Earth w/ Sam Pillsbury

The Quiet Earth w/ Sam Pillsbury

Sam Pillsbury, writer of THE QUIET EARTH will host a tasting of his award-winning Pillsbury wine at FilmBar, followed by a screening of THE QUIET EARTH and Q&A hosted by FilmBar Film Programmer, Andrea Canales. Complimentary wine tasting included with ticket purchase.

Sam Pillsbury has directed, produced, and written 31 series TV dramas, network TV movies, cable movies, and feature films. The cult Sci-Fi movie, THE QUIET EARTH (Best Picture, Best Screenplay, NZ Film awards) written and produced by Pillsbury, was reviewed by the Los Angeles Daily News as “Quite simply the best science fiction film of the ’80s”. It was also named one of the top 10 Sci-Fi movies of all time by American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson.

He currently produces 18 100% Cochise County Arizona wines under his Pillsbury Wine Company label at his 100-acre Willcox Bench Vineyard and Winery. A sample of his wines, along with drink specials of his featured wines, will be available from 5pm on Sunday June 4th. The screening of THE QUIET EARTH will begin at 6pm with an introduction and Q&A from Sam.

Sunday 4, June

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Dripping with fishnets and leather, the late-night B-movie spoof The Rocky Horror Picture Show inducts attendees into a beloved, rowdy tradition. As archetypal pair of squares Brad and Janet approach the castle of the fabulous Dr. Frank-N-Furter and meet his minions—including decrepit butler Riff Raff; patched-together golden boy Rocky; and, played by Meat Loaf, rock-and-roller Eddie—a shadow cast of actors clothed in lingerie gyrates in front of the screen. In the audience, a decades-long tradition of crowd participation carries on as guests are encouraged to participate in a group “Time Warp” dance, shine flashlights during the song “Over at the Frankenstein Place,” and pop balloons if their dates fall asleep.

The Rocky aficionados of Frankie’s Fishnets, Arizona’s Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast, bring extra flair to the evening, with costume contests and prop kits to heighten the experience. Those who arrive scantily clad for the costume contest are encouraged to bring extra demure clothing to cover up, in case they run into their grandparents or a temperance league in the lobby.

Saturday 10, June

The Unfathomable Jesus Freakout!

The Unfathomable Jesus Freakout!

WORLDWIDE FREAKOUT BRINGS GOOD NEWS FOR MODERN MAN!

There is no question that we live in trying times. With each passing week, more and more secular influence creeps in to our lives and threatens to tear the moral fiber of our nation apart. Unisex bathrooms? Disney-themed wedding cake toppers? White shoes after Labor Day? Where does the madness end?

Join Worldwide Freakout Ministries as we take you on a voyage of faith and devotion with THE UNFATHOMABLE JESUS FREAKOUT. Harken back to the glory days of yesteryear with a Megamix of the best cinematic tales of scripture, rapture, secular dangers, hippie cults, joyous celebration and so much more. Informative, entertaining, and maybe a little bit terrifying, The UNFATHOMABLE JESUS FRAKOUT is guaranteed to leave you speechless.

A word of warning! Friday June 9th shall soon be upon us. Arriving like a thief in the night. Secure your tickets now to this oh so important festival of faith, as there are over 7 billion people living in this world and only 76 seats inside the FilmBar theatre. Will you be one of the chosen few who receive this message? Or will you be left out in the darkness to fend for yourself in tribulatious agony? Wondering for all times “If I had only seen the missive when I had the chance? Could I have been shown the way to a more Freakalicious life?”

The answer my friends is yes. Yes, you can be shown the way. But you need to act now…before it is too late!

Presented with support from Bookmans Entertainment Exchange!

Friday 9, June

Vegas in Space with Miss X & Marshall Shore

Vegas in Space with Miss X & Marshall Shore

Join San Francisco legend Brad Chandler, aka Chad Wrangler, aka Miss X! Founding member of San Francisco’s drag troupe Sluts A Go Go, Brad is writer, star and producer of the Troma film, Vegas In Space.

Three crewmen of the U.S.S. Intercourse undergo sex changes so they can go on an undercover mission to the all-woman, resort planet Clitoris. Disguised as showgirls from Earth they must Dance! Dance! Dance! and foil a plot to disrupt the stability of this Oasis of Glamour in a Sea of Mediocrity. Prepare for more wigs than Wigstock, more makeup than a Miss America pageant, more camp than Ed Wood. And remember: "Glamour first, glamour last, glamour always!"

The event is a fundraiser for the Arizona LGBT+ History Project, an initiative to preserve stories and other archival materials that document the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) history in Arizona. After centuries of cultural, social and legal oppression, the LGBT+ community has made tremendous gains toward equality in the past 50 years. However, much of the “official” history of the LGBT+ community is both scant and pejorative. The goal of the Arizona LGBT+ History Project is to gather the individual stories of the people who once hid in the shadows.

Marshall Shore, Arizona’s Hip Historian, is Librarian turned Hipstorian. After relocating to Arizona, Marshall often heard the cry “there is no history, here,” but that was simply not true. Following his passion for uncovering the weird, the wonderful, and the obscure treasures from our past: those semi-forgotten people, places, and events that have made us who we are today. He has developed an almost cult like following for sharing history through trivia, tours, and lectures. Marshall is the Project Manager for Phoenix Pride's, Arizona LGBT+ History Project

About the Arizona LGBT+ History Project: The Arizona LGBT+ History Project is a collaboration of Phoenix Pride, Hip Historian Marshall Shore and Arizona State University Libraries. The project goal is to create an accessible archive of oral histories, organization records, subject files, photographs, periodicals and artifacts that document Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) history in Arizona. For more information, visit http://arizonalgbthistory.com/.

Wednesday 28, June