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Thursday 22, June

Wakefield

Wakefield

Rfor some sexual material and language

Edward Scissorhands: Unexpected Frankensteins

Edward Scissorhands: Unexpected Frankensteins

Friday 23, June

Monterey Pop - 50th Anniversary

Monterey Pop - 50th Anniversary

Face/Off - 20th Anniversary

Face/Off - 20th Anniversary

The Invincible Czars: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Invincible Czars: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Saturday 24, June

Monterey Pop - 50th Anniversary

Monterey Pop - 50th Anniversary

Face/Off - 20th Anniversary

Face/Off - 20th Anniversary

Sunday 25, June

Stalker: Member-Only Screening

Stalker: Member-Only Screening

Arizona Filmmaker Showcase June

Arizona Filmmaker Showcase June

Monterey Pop - 50th Anniversary

Monterey Pop - 50th Anniversary

Face/Off - 20th Anniversary

Face/Off - 20th Anniversary

Monday 26, June

Monterey Pop - 50th Anniversary

Monterey Pop - 50th Anniversary

Face/Off - 20th Anniversary

Face/Off - 20th Anniversary

Tuesday 27, June

Monterey Pop - 50th Anniversary

Monterey Pop - 50th Anniversary

Face/Off - 20th Anniversary

Face/Off - 20th Anniversary

Wednesday 28, June

Monterey Pop - 50th Anniversary

Monterey Pop - 50th Anniversary

Vegas in Space with Miss X & Marshall Shore

Vegas in Space with Miss X & Marshall Shore

Face/Off - 20th Anniversary

Face/Off - 20th Anniversary

Thursday 29, June

Monterey Pop - 50th Anniversary

Monterey Pop - 50th Anniversary

Face/Off - 20th Anniversary

Face/Off - 20th Anniversary

Friday 30, June

Stalker

Stalker

Saturday 1, July

BS Movies Presents: Near Dark

BS Movies Presents: Near Dark

Friday 7, July

Adam West Tribute

Adam West Tribute

Saturday 8, July

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Tuesday 11, July

American Valhalla

American Valhalla

Wednesday 12, July

Project Itoh: Genocidal Organ

Project Itoh: Genocidal Organ

Saturday 15, July

CINEMANIA presents TRANSFORMERS the Movie

CINEMANIA presents TRANSFORMERS the Movie

Thursday 20, July

FilmBar's Bike-In Movies: Ovarian Psycos

FilmBar's Bike-In Movies: Ovarian Psycos

Wednesday 26, July

Big Gay Classics: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Big Gay Classics: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Monday 7, August

FilmBar Film School: Taxi Driver

FilmBar Film School: Taxi Driver

Wednesday 13, September

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT: David Gilmour Live At Pompeii

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT: David Gilmour Live At Pompeii

Friday 15, September

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT: David Gilmour Live At Pompeii

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT: David Gilmour Live At Pompeii

Adam West Tribute

Adam West Tribute

Quick! To the FilmBar!

Celebrate the life of the original television caped crusader at our Adam West Tribute!

The Unfathomable Film Freakout has curated a special preshow tribute that will highlight the best (and worst) of the beloved 60s Batman. Followed by a screening of one of West’s more iconic (and hilarious) roles. Let’s just say you will want to have your shark-repellent Batspray handy! ONE NIGHT ONLY! A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Arizona.

And remember… “They may be drinkers, Robin, but they're still human beings.” -- Batman

Friday 7, July

American Valhalla

American Valhalla

American Valhalla tells the story of an extraordinary musical collaboration between two mavericks of American rock: Iggy Pop and Queens of the Stone Age front-man, Joshua Homme, who along with Andreas Neumann co-directed the film. The result was one of the best albums of 2016: Iggy’s “Post Pop Depression”. The film takes you on a journey from the conception of this musical partnership and the first demos recorded in Californian desert by – what became – the Post Pop Depression band that included Dean Fertita (QOTSA) and drummer Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys), and onto the release of the album, proceeded by a sold-out American and European Tour that featured the epic performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London. American Valhalla is a crown jewel of this once-in-a-life-time kind of a project. Featuring stunning cinematography, insightful interviews and access all areas footage, the film reveals just what is means to know that if you risk nothing, you gain nothing, no matter who you are.

Tuesday 11, July

Arizona Filmmaker Showcase June

Arizona Filmmaker Showcase June

The Arizona Filmmaker Showcase is a monthly event where shorts and features from local filmmakers are screened.

A Walk in the Park -

A man has bad day taking his dog for a walk and decides to do something about it.

Left in Black -

A crime lord is robbed by his betrothed lover, and in his pursuit to track her down finds out an unexpected secret that she's been hiding from him.

Syrus: A Pleiadian Encounter -

Semjase an extra-terrestrial being from the Pleiades star system who visits a man (Syrus) with special abilities, ask's him to join them and to explore the universe but Syrus refuses.

Reactionary -

Two scientist discover a large object hurtling towards the planet. Their fear and loyalty to science lead them on opposing paths of how to confront this danger.

Erebus -

A young woman faces the struggle of depression amidst a parallel dimension of unseen forces of good and evil, who are themselves waging an epic battle over her fate…and only one side will ultimately prevail.

Sunday 25, June

Big Gay Classics: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Big Gay Classics: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Join us for a Big Gay Classic film: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert! Costumes encouraged! Giveaways prior to the show. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Charity. Hosted by Christopher Tong!

Bernadette (Terence Stamp) is a middle-aged transsexual mourning the recent death of her lover. She embarks on a cabaret tour with two transvestite friends, Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) and Felicia (Guy Pearce) and together they set out for a professional engagement in Alice Springs in a gaudily painted bus they christen Priscilla. Along the way they encounter various macho characters--one of whom, Bob (Bill Hunter), begins to form a romantic attachment to Bernadette.

Wednesday 26, July

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

CINEMANIA presents TRANSFORMERS the Movie

CINEMANIA presents TRANSFORMERS the Movie

CINEMANIA! A new monthly film series highlighting your favorite genre films on the big screen, hosted by Dan Stone (The Unfathomable Film Freakout).

The Autobots must stop a colossal planet consuming robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons. Presented in the original 4:3 aspect ratio!

Saturday 15, July

Edward Scissorhands: Unexpected Frankensteins

Edward Scissorhands: Unexpected Frankensteins

Frankenstein! Beyond green skin and neck bolts, what else comes to mind? Environmental degradation? The technological singularity? Vicious high school cliques? FilmBar and Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination are hosting film screenings of “Unexpected Frankensteins”: movies that capture the themes of Mary Shelley’s literary masterpiece, without relying on the pop-culture depictions of a mad scientist and his Gothic monster. Introduction and Q&A by a local scholar followed by the film screening.

From Tim Burton comes an unforgettable fairy tale starring Johnny Depp, Wynona Ryder, Dianne Wiest and Vincent Price as the Inventor. Once upon a time in a castle high on a hill lived an inventor whose greatest creation was named Edward. Although Edward had an irresistible charm, he wasn't quite perfect. The inventor's sudden death left him unfinished, with sharp shears of metal for hands. Edward lived alone in the darkness until one day a kind Avon lady took him home to live with her family. And so began Edward's fantastical adventures in a pastel paradise known as Suburbia.

Thursday 22, June

Face/Off - 20th Anniversary

Face/Off - 20th Anniversary

The third of John Woo's American-made feature films, Face/Off stars John Travolta as Sean Archer, an FBI agent obsessed with capturing Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage), a criminal genius who years before killed Archer's son while trying to assassinate the agent. Archer's single-minded pursuit of Troy has caused serious harm to his marriage, but Archer thinks the light may have appeared at the end of the tunnel when a seriously wounded Troy is captured in a bloody shootout. However, it turns out that Troy has planted a time bomb, with a biological payload that could destroy the entire city of Los Angeles -- and Troy isn't about to say where it is. The only other person who knows the bomb's location is Troy's brother, Pollux (Alessandro Nivola), who is no more helpful than Castor. FBI scientists hatch a plan: they have developed an experimental surgery which would allow them to graft Troy's face temporarily on Archer's head and allow him to question Pollux as if he were his brother. But after Archer has taken Troy's face, Troy regains consciousness and forces the doctors to give him Archer's face. Now the criminal mastermind has the FBI at his disposal, and the lawman is underground with few places to turn. Along with Woo's usual elaborately choreographed action scenes, Face/Off features a number of notable supporting performances, including Joan Allen as Archer's wife, Colm Feore and C.C.H. Pounder as FBI scientists, and Gina Gershon as Troy's loyal but long-suffering girlfriend.

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FilmBar Film School: Taxi Driver

FilmBar Film School: Taxi Driver

Filmbar Film School Is Back!

“Taxi Driver” – Martin Scorsese’s 1976 Classic About the Lonely Underbelly of Society”

Want to learn how to analyze a film? Ever wondered about the history and stories behind on one of the most influential films of the “New Hollywood” of the 1970s, Taxi Driver? Join us for “FilmBar Film School" where ASU film professor Joe Fortunato will screen, discuss, and provide "live commentary" on the 1976 classic Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese featuring Robert De Niro in one of his most memorable roles 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 “You Talkin’ To Me?” and 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 7, August

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

Monterey Pop - 50th Anniversary

Monterey Pop - 50th Anniversary

Presented with support from Zia Records!

On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the first Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey featured career-making performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a wildly diverse cast that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and the extraordinary Ravi Shankar. With his characteristic vérité style, D. A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend destroying his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his. 

50th Anniversary Release! New 4k Restoration! (We will screen in 2K).

Friday 23, June

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Project Itoh: Genocidal Organ

Project Itoh: Genocidal Organ

Presented with support from Saboten Con!

Based on the captivating sci-fi novel by Project Itoh, Genocidal Organ takes an introspective look at a post-9/11 future, exploring freedom, security, and a bizarre shift in terrorism throughout the world.

After a homemade bomb decimates Sarajevo, developed countries rely on advanced surveillance to free them from the threat of terrorism. But while the United States enjoys heightened security, the nations it once considered threatening are mysteriously plagued by genocide within their own borders. Strangely, these massacres all link back to one American by the name of John Paul. Special agent Clavis Shepherd is sent to capture the elusive target, but even with combat meds to numb the pain and a life rooted in the bliss of ignorance, nothing can prepare this soldier—or the world—for the truth behind humanity’s darkness.

Wednesday 12, July

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT: David Gilmour Live At Pompeii

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT: David Gilmour Live At Pompeii

A Downtown Phoenix Exclusive!

45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed ‘Live At Pompeii’ in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his year-long tour in support of his No.1 album ‘Rattle That Lock’. The performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone Roman amphitheatre, and, for two nights only, the 2,600 strong crowd stood exactly where gladiators would have fought in the first century AD.

‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films complement selected songs, but paramount above all is the astonishing music and stellar performances from an all-star band. The show includes songs from throughout David's career, as well as many Pink Floyd classics, including 'One Of These Days', the only song that was also performed at the band’s 1971 show.

Both concerts also saw very special performances of 'The Great Gig In The Sky' from 'The Dark Side Of The Moon', which David rarely plays as a solo artist. This concert performance film includes highlights from both shows, filmed in 4k by director Gavin Elder and presented here in Dolby Atmos. ‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ shows an artist at the top of his artistic game, performing incredible material with his world-class band, in a unique setting, on one very special occasion.

Songs include the title tracks of his two most recent No. 1 solo albums: Rattle That Lock and On An Island, as well as other solo and Pink Floyd classics, including Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb.

Wednesday 13, September

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Stalker

Stalker

One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and making what would be his final Soviet feature, Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration. At once a religious allegory, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself—among many other interpretations—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.

Friday 30, June

Stalker: Member-Only Screening

Stalker: Member-Only Screening

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

One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and making what would be his final Soviet feature, Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration. At once a religious allegory, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself—among many other interpretations—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.

Sunday 25, 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 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 8, July

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

Wakefield

Wakefield

Rfor some sexual material and language

Howard has a loving wife (Garner), two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. But inwardly he's suffocating, and eventually he snaps and goes into hiding in his garage attic leaving his family to wonder what happened to him. He observes them from his window - an outsider spying in on his own life - as the days of exile stretch into months. Is it possible to go back to the way things were?

Thursday 22, June