Show Times

Friday 20, July

American Animals

American Animals

RFor language throughout, some drug use and brief crude/sexual material.

The extraordinary and thrilling true story of four friends (Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, and Jared Abrahamson) living an ordinary existence who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. But not everything is as it seems, and as the daring theft unfolds through each of their perspectives, each of them start to question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives is simply a misguided attempt at achieving the American Dream.

Friday 20, July

Hereditary

Hereditary

Rfor horror violence, disturbing images, language, drug use and brief graphic nudity.

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

Friday 20, July

Night of the Creeps: Cult Film in Review Presents

Night of the Creeps: Cult Film in Review Presents

Join us for a night of aliens, zombies, and ax-wielding psychopaths. It’s a night like no other as we present the cult horror comedy Night of the Creeps - hosted by local Arizona podcast Cult Film in Review.

Written and directed by Fred Dekker (Monster Squad, Robocop 3), the story follows a group of college students as they are terrorized by a horde of alien slugs from far away. As the slugs multiply and take over, more and more of the college’s residents begin to transform into blood-lusting zombies. It’s up to a few surviving students and a troubled homicide detective to stop these alien invertebrates from infecting the whole town.

Dekker’s love letter to 1950s science-fiction B movies has a bit of everything for the cult film lover. This part slasher, part alien invasion, part zombie film stars horror veteran Tom Atkins (The Fog, Halloween III: Season of the Witch) doing what he does best, playing the toughest cop on the block with the facial hair to match!

After the show, stick around as Cody Everett, Chris Wilembrecht, Kyle Smith, and Mike Sallustio from Cult Film in Review discuss this crazy cult classic. As always, audience interaction is greatly encouraged!

Friday 20, July

Saturday 21, July

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

UN

Presented with support from F.A.B.R.I.C., Labelhorde, AZ Fashion Source, AZ Apparel Foundation & Phoenix Art Museum.

Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. This is an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles and her legacy in a business driven by consumerism, profit and global expansion.

Saturday 21, July

American Animals

American Animals

RFor language throughout, some drug use and brief crude/sexual material.

The extraordinary and thrilling true story of four friends (Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, and Jared Abrahamson) living an ordinary existence who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. But not everything is as it seems, and as the daring theft unfolds through each of their perspectives, each of them start to question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives is simply a misguided attempt at achieving the American Dream.

Saturday 21, July

Hereditary

Hereditary

Rfor horror violence, disturbing images, language, drug use and brief graphic nudity.

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

Saturday 21, July

Videodrome: Cinemania Presents

Videodrome: Cinemania Presents

CINEMANIA! A monthly film series highlighting your favorite genre films on the big screen, hosted by Film Programmers Andrea Canales & Dan Stone (The Unfathomable Film Freakout). Presented with support from Zia Records!

In this David Cronenberg film, a strange television show called Videodrome, which shows uncut, unedited films of seemingly real human torture and murder, is intercepted by cable-television programmer Max Renn (James Woods) who specializes in soft-core pornography. Fascinated, and hoping to duplicate some of what he sees for his own audience, Max searches to discover the show's producer and place of origin. He also begins an intense sadomasochistic affair with the mysterious Nicki (Debbie Harry).The scene where Max meets Nicki on a television talk show and seduces her -- to the great consternation of the hostess -- is hilarious. Along with a more than academic interest in shape objects and Swiss army knives, Nicki is also drawn to Videodrome, but wants to be a participant rather than part of the audience. When she disappears, Max becomes obsessed by his search, which leads him to a the daughter of a mysterious media guru, Bianca O'Blivion (Sonja Smits). What he discovers both frightens and fascinates Max, leading to the unusual and ambiguous conclusion. James Woods brings great intensity and an off-beat sensuality to the character of Max. Rock star Debbie Harry is sexy and intriguing as the very kinky Nicki. The film is marred by some thematic inconsistencies and an unsatisfactory conclusion, but Cronenberg, who wrote and directed, creates a dark and mesmerizingly atmospheric vision.

Saturday 21, July

Sunday 22, July

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

UN

Presented with support from F.A.B.R.I.C., Labelhorde, AZ Fashion Source, AZ Apparel Foundation & Phoenix Art Museum.

Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. This is an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles and her legacy in a business driven by consumerism, profit and global expansion.

Sunday 22, July

Hereditary

Hereditary

Rfor horror violence, disturbing images, language, drug use and brief graphic nudity.

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

Sunday 22, July

Season of the Witch: AGFA at FilmBar

Season of the Witch: AGFA at FilmBar

Introduced by Monte Yazzie of the Phoenix Critic's Circle. Presented with support from Zia Records & AGFA – American Genre Film Archive.

"SEASON OF THE WITCH is George Romero’s film about feminism in its Women’s Lib phase. It’s loaded with references to the occult, but owes as much to Betty Friedan as Anton LaVey.

Jan White, an East Coast soap actress and commercial model sought out by Romero for the lead role, plays an upper-middle-class homemaker who’s defined almost entirely as a wife and mother, but those definitions have started to lose their meaning. Her husband is often away on business, and her college-age daughter pays no mind. Staring down middle age, Joan starts to wonder who she is, even though her dreams provide an answer she doesn’t want to hear.

The cinematography and cluttered interiors stir the same mood of ill-defined times and free-floating discontent recreated by THE ICE STORM without seeming to try.” (Keith Phipps, AV Club)

Sunday 22, July

American Animals

American Animals

RFor language throughout, some drug use and brief crude/sexual material.

The extraordinary and thrilling true story of four friends (Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, and Jared Abrahamson) living an ordinary existence who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. But not everything is as it seems, and as the daring theft unfolds through each of their perspectives, each of them start to question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives is simply a misguided attempt at achieving the American Dream.

Sunday 22, July

Monday 23, July

Hereditary

Hereditary

Rfor horror violence, disturbing images, language, drug use and brief graphic nudity.

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

Monday 23, July

A Fine Line: RELISH Food & Film Series

A Fine Line: RELISH Food & Film Series

Join FilmBar and Devour Phoenix as they partner on a film series inspired by food in film and community restaurant partners. RELISH: A FilmBar & Devour Phoenix Film Series will feature a film paired with a food/beverage component or special guest speaker. On the menu this month…Tamara Stanger from Cotton & Copper & Danielle Leoni from The Breadfruit & Rum Bar!

A Fine Line explores why only 6% of head chefs/restaurant owners are women, when traditionally women held the central role in the kitchen. Hearing perspectives and experiences from world-renowned chefs, including: World's Best Female Chef Dominique Crenn, Emmy Award Winning TV Host Lidia Bastianich, Three Michelin Star Chef Elena Arzak, Two Michelin Star Chef April Bloomfield, Time Magazine's Most Influential People Barbara Lynch and many more.

Meanwhile, getting to the heart of what is needed to empower women across all industries, by following the personal story of a small town restaurateur with a larger than life personality Valerie James. A single mother on a mission to do what she loves, while raising two kids and the odds stacked mighty high against her.

An uplifting American success story about perseverance, career/life balance and how to pursue your passion.

Monday 23, July

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

UN

Presented with support from F.A.B.R.I.C., Labelhorde, AZ Fashion Source, AZ Apparel Foundation & Phoenix Art Museum.

Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. This is an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles and her legacy in a business driven by consumerism, profit and global expansion.

Monday 23, July

Tuesday 24, July

American Animals

American Animals

RFor language throughout, some drug use and brief crude/sexual material.

The extraordinary and thrilling true story of four friends (Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, and Jared Abrahamson) living an ordinary existence who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. But not everything is as it seems, and as the daring theft unfolds through each of their perspectives, each of them start to question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives is simply a misguided attempt at achieving the American Dream.

Tuesday 24, July

Dominion

Dominion

NR

Dominion is a feature-length documentary presenting an uncompromising, damning exploration of the various ways animals are used and abused by humans, particularly in the meat, dairy, egg, clothing and entertainment industries.

Filmed in Australia, ‘Dominion’ combines footage from handheld, hidden, and aerial drone cameras, much of it never seen before, to convey both the terrifying scale of an empire built on secrecy – and the individual stories of its victims.

Focusing on the legal, industry-standard practices that occur all over the world, the film questions the morality and validity of humankind’s dominion over the animal kingdom, advocating not for minor improvements to their welfare but for a deeper conversation about our right to exploit those we deem inferior to ourselves.

Tuesday 24, July

Hereditary

Hereditary

Rfor horror violence, disturbing images, language, drug use and brief graphic nudity.

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

Tuesday 24, July

Wednesday 25, July

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

UN

Presented with support from F.A.B.R.I.C., Labelhorde, AZ Fashion Source, AZ Apparel Foundation & Phoenix Art Museum.

Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. This is an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles and her legacy in a business driven by consumerism, profit and global expansion.

Wednesday 25, July

Les Miserables: Big Gay Sing-A-Long

Les Miserables: Big Gay Sing-A-Long

PG13Suggestive and Sexual material, violence and thematic elements

Join us for a Big Gay Singalong of LES MISERABLES! Costumes encouraged! Raffle & Wine Specials! Presented with support from ION AZ! A portion of the proceeds to benefit an LGBT Charity.

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever. Helmed by The King's Speech's Academy Award®-winning director, Tom Hooper, Les Misérables stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar® winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried.

Wednesday 25, July

Hereditary

Hereditary

Rfor horror violence, disturbing images, language, drug use and brief graphic nudity.

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

Wednesday 25, July

Thursday 26, July

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

UN

Presented with support from F.A.B.R.I.C., Labelhorde, AZ Fashion Source, AZ Apparel Foundation & Phoenix Art Museum.

Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. This is an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles and her legacy in a business driven by consumerism, profit and global expansion.

Thursday 26, July

The Film Cost of Beauty – CashOut

The Film Cost of Beauty – CashOut

KB and Associates

Reality TV has dominated television networks and the cable broadcasting industry. There is a burgeoning of unrealistic images of women on TV, social media, billboards, and magazines. These platforms place continuous body image standards on women. Western Beauty Standards dictates - globally - how women ought to look. The film “Cost of Beauty CashOut” mission is to remind women they must practice daily rituals of the mind, body, and soul. Which gives strength against - environmental - unrealistic and unattainable Western Beauty Standards.

The film is a real-life depiction of how far some females will go to look like the images they see on social media, TV or magazines. It focuses, on two young African American women who are cultivated with current trends of voluptuous derrieres. The narrative will take you much deeper into the costs they will choose for cosmetic or Photoshop beauty! Sasha played by Sierra Aston whose dealing with low body-esteem issues; will she CASHOUT of the underground aesthetics appointment?

Join Filmmakers (husband and wife team) Mary and Karim Moutry from Los Angeles, CA and Host Key Bentley of KB & Associates for an eventful night. This will not be your typical Film Review and Workshop… don’t miss out!

Thursday 26, July

Hereditary

Hereditary

Rfor horror violence, disturbing images, language, drug use and brief graphic nudity.

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

Thursday 26, July

Saturday 28, July

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?: Big Gay Matinee

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?: Big Gay Matinee

Join us for a Big Gay Matinee: WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? Costumes encouraged! Raffle & Mimosa Specials! Presented with support from ION AZ! A portion of the proceeds to benefit an LGBT Charity.

As a child, Baby Jane Hudson was the toast of vaudeville. As an adult, however, Baby Jane was overshadowed by her more talented sister, Blanche, who became a top movie star. Then, one night in the early '30s, came the accident, which crippled Blanche for life and which was blamed on a drunken, jealous Jane. Flash-forward to 1962: Jane (Bette Davis), decked out in garish chalk-white makeup, still lives with the invalid Blanche (Joan Crawford) in their decaying L.A. mansion. When Jane isn't tormenting the helpless Blanche by serving her dead rats for breakfast, she is plotting and planning her showbiz comeback. Convinced that her days are numbered if she remains in the house with her addlepated sister, Blanche desperately tries to get away, but all avenues of escape are cut off by the deranged Jane. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? sparked a trend toward casting venerable Hollywood female stars in such grotesque Grand Guignol melodramas as Lady in a Cage (1964) and Hush...Hush Sweet Charlotte (1965). In addition to revitalizing the careers of Davis and Crawford, whose real-life mutual animosity came through loud and clear, the film made a star of sorts of 24-year-old character actor Victor Buono, cast as a porcine mama's-boy musical composer. Lukas Heller's screenplay was based on the novel by Henry Farrell.

Saturday 28, July

Thursday 2, August

Straight into a Storm: 10 Years of Deer Tick

Straight into a Storm: 10 Years of Deer Tick

TBC

Presented with support from Zia Records!

STRAIGHT INTO A STORM centers around DEER TICK's 2014/15 10th anniversary run in New York City. A portrait of a hard rocking band known for their live performances on their evolutionary journey to become one of the greatest cult rock bands of our time. Anchored by a fan chosen set list and New Year's Eve performance, the film weaves in and out of time over the last 10 years utilizing never before seen archive footage from their booze drenched early days to the successful touring/recording band they are now- and everything in between.

Thursday 2, August

Saturday 4, August

Galaxy Express 999: The 2nd Dimension

Galaxy Express 999: The 2nd Dimension

From deep within a rabbit hole at the farthest reaches of the cosmos, where physics are elastic and death is a farce, comes a viewing experience of hallucinatory expanse. Enter The 2nd Dimension - a cinematic exhibition of the most unique films ever to be illustrated by hand. We're not talking mouse ears or bouncing lamps. This is traditional animation at its far-out finest, because 'real' life is a drag, but the weird world of Animation is vast and uninhibited.

Hop on 999 (pronounced "Three-Nine") and ride the Galaxy Railways with kid hero Tetsuro Hoshino as he navigates the sea of stars toward Planet Maetel. Along the way, you'll encounter space pirates, killer queens, and machine men on a variety of far-out frontiers in the vastness of the void. Created by master of manga, Leiji Matsumoto (Starblazers, Captain Harlock) and directed by Rintaro (Metropolis, X/1999), Galaxy Express 999 is an exciting animated adventure in the vein of A New Hope for the fearless child in everyone. Don't miss the train... All aboard!

Saturday 4, August

Sunday 5, August

Pather Panchali: Art House Society

Pather Panchali: Art House Society

Join us for a monthly Art House classic on the big-screen introduced by a local academic! Presented with support from Zia Records & FilmStruck!

Members are entitled to:

• Discounted tickets - only $7

• Small Popcorn for $1

• $1-off Drinks (beer & wine)

Non-members are welcome to these screenings! However, consider joining today!

• Our membership program starts with a free level (FilmBar Film Enthusiast)

• A FilmBar membership is a great way to support our efforts and get a lot of great perks, to boot!

With the release in 1955 of Satyajit Ray’s debut, Pather Panchali, an eloquent and important new cinematic voice made itself heard all over the world. A depiction of rural Bengali life in a style inspired by Italian neorealism, this naturalistic but poetic evocation of a number of years in the life of a family introduces us to both little Apu and, just as essentially, the women who will help shape him.

Sunday 5, August

Wednesday 8, August

The Bodyguard: Big Gay Classic

The Bodyguard: Big Gay Classic

Join us for a Big Gay Classic: THE BODYGUARD! Costumes encouraged! Raffle & Wine Specials! Presented with support from ION AZ! A portion of the proceeds to benefit an LGBT Charity.

Lawrence Kasdan originally wrote his script for The Bodyguard in the late 1960s as a vehicle for Steve McQueen; by the time it reached the screen, Kasdan's star was another movie hearthrob, Kevin Costner. When imperious musical superstar Whitney Houston begins receiving death threats, she is compelled to hire a bodyguard. Enter Costner, who immediately incurs the wrath of Houston and her entourage by imposing prison-like security measures. An ex-Secret Service agent, Costner still hasn't purged himself of his guilt feelings over his inability to protect President Reagan from would-be assassin John Hinckley (in the original concept, the agent had been guarding JFK in Dallas, but Costner was too young to make this credible; besides, he and Oliver Stone had been there before). Gradually, and inevitably, Costner and Houston fall in love. Ralph Waite is cast as Costner's father, while Robert Wuhl and Debbie Reynolds please the crowd in their cameo roles. The Bodyguard was a huge box-office success, helped along in no small part by Whitney Houston's bestselling rendition of the old Dolly Parton hit "I Will Always Love You."

Wednesday 8, August

Thursday 9, August

The New 8 Bit Heroes with Director Joe Granato

The New 8 Bit Heroes with Director Joe Granato

Special screening presented by Game On Expo with Filmaker Joe Granato in attendance! With a post-screening Q&A and demonstration of the NES Maker in the lounge!

While visiting his parents’ home in Central New York, Joe Granato discovered a box of forgotten illustrations, designed by he and other eight-year-old neighborhood friends—concepts for a video game for the original 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System. He decided it might be fun to try to realize those ambitions.

But instead of creating it for a mobile device or modern console, he set out to use the same techniques and adhere to the same limitations that would have been employed in 1988 to make a new cartridge-based game actually playable on the now-archaic hardware.

Gathering a small team of modern creatives, what began as an explorative novelty project about building a video game for a system 30 years removed from relevance escalated to a two-year, ten-thousand-mile journey into an esoteric subculture made up of devotees to creating new NES games; artists who thrive on limitation.

“This guy built the 8-Bit game he dreamed of as a kid, and it’s glorious!”

— Thomas Harlander, Los Angeles Magazine

“Inspiringly frustrating and delightfully anachonistic.”

— Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun

“A compelling story, even for people with no interest in video games.”

-— Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald

“A heartfelt, stirring indie game development documentary.”

— Phil Villareal, COED Magazine

Thursday 9, August

Friday 10, August

The Breakfast Club: BS Movies Presents

The Breakfast Club: BS Movies Presents

After the screening join BS Movies for a live podcast, trivia & prizes from Zia Records! Brian & Shelly are two friend and life long movie lovers who talk everything film all the time. It seemed only natural to record their ramblings and share them with the world on their podcast BS Movies!

John Hughes wrote and directed this quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest young stars of the decade. Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her place in the high school caste system. Yet the students bond together when faced with the villainous principal (Paul Gleason), and they realize that they have more in common than they may think, including a contempt for adult society. "When you grow up, your heart dies," Allison proclaims in one of the film's many scenes of soul-searching, and, judging from the adults depicted in the film, the teen audience may very well agree. Released in a decade overflowing with derivative teen films, The Breakfast Club has developed an almost cult-like status.

Friday 10, August

Saturday 11, August

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

R

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 11, August

Sunday 12, August

Don't Torture a Duckling: AGFA at FilmBar

Don't Torture a Duckling: AGFA at FilmBar

Introduced by Monte Yazzie of the Phoenix Critic's Circle. Presented with support from Zia Records & AGFA – American Genre Film Archive.

“While many giallos involve black-gloved killers stalking women in the big city, Fulci's DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING turns the formula completely inside out to produce a violent, sweltering masterpiece of regional and religious oppression.” -- Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo Digital

From the filmmaker who also unleashed ZOMBIE, THE BEYOND and THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY! When the sleepy rural village of Accendura is rocked by murders of young boys, superstitious locals are quick to apportion blame, with the suspects including the local witch (Florinda Bolkan, A LIZARD IN A WOMAN’S SKIN.) With bodies piling up and the community gripped by panic, two outsiders -- city journalist Andrea (Tomas Milian, DJANGO KILL...IF YOU LIVE, SHOOT!) and spoilt rich girl Patrizia (Barbara Bouchet, CASINO ROYALE) team up to crack the case.

Deemed shocking at the time for its brutal violence, depiction of the Catholic Church and themes of child murder and paedophilia, DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING is widely regarded today as one of Fulci's greatest films, rivalling the best of his close rival Dario Argento.

Sunday 12, August

Monday 13, August

Desperately Seeking Susan: Zia Nights

Desperately Seeking Susan: Zia Nights

A new film series brought to you by Zia Records! Featuring your cult favorites on the big screen with discounted tickets for Zia Z-Card holders (at the door or in-store at Zia) and giveaways from your favorite local source for entertainment and more; Zia Records!

A petite New Jersey housewife finds self-fulfillment through amnesia in this new wave comedy of errors set in New York's hip '80s downtown scene. Rosanna Arquette stars as Roberta, who turns to the personals for vicarious thrills after her four-year marriage to staid hot tub salesman Gary (Mark Blum) grows stale. Her favorite classified ads trace the romance of Jim (Robert Joy), a struggling musician, and Susan (Madonna), a SoHo vamp who's just narrowly escaped being murdered alongside one of her other boyfriends -- a gangster who recently stole some Egyptian jewelry. Through a series of complicated missteps, Roberta ends up losing her memory and convincing both herself and a broodingly handsome young man named Dez (Aiden Quinn) that she's the elusive, adventurous Susan. Soon, Roberta finds herself being romanced by Dez and pursued separately by her husband, Jim, Susan, and by a murderous mobster who's looking for the stolen jewels. For her second feature outing, which was partially inspired by Jacques Rivette's Celine and Julie Go Boating, director Susan Seidelman filled her cast with hipster extras, downtown personalities, and New York thespians. Notable faces include comedian Steven Wright; future indie mainstay John Turturro; future TV stars Michael Badalucco and Laurie Metcalf; punk singer Richard Hell, who also starred in Seidelman's Smithereens; and performance artist Ann Magnunson, who would star in the director's Making Mr. Right. The big dance-club sequence was filmed at Danceteria, the disco that helped launch Madonna's career. The scene, and the film, helped propel "Into the Groove," one of the singer's all-time club classics, into the charts even though it was actually a b-side to the single "Angel."

Monday 13, August

Wednesday 15, August

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts: Women in Film

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts: Women in Film

A monthly celebration of films directed by our favorite female auteurs! Introduced by Deb Hildebrandt, programmer at PFF. Presented with support from CO+HOOTS, a minority-owned & female-founded organization. CO+HOOTS is Phoenix’s member-sustained, community-supported collaborative coworking space. A portion of the proceeds to benefit CO+HOOTS' nonprofit arm, CO+HOOTS Foundation.

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts directed by Mouly Surya:

In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, is attacked and robbed for her cattle. To defend herself, she kills several men of the gang. Seeking justice, she goes on a journey for empowerment and redemption. But the road is long especially when the ghost of her headless victim begins to haunt her.

Wednesday 15, August

Thursday 16, August

Demolition Man: History Of The Future

Demolition Man: History Of The Future

R

This summer, FilmBar and ASU's Center for Science and the Imagination are going back to the future. Admission includes a complimentary small popcorn and $1 off your first drink!

This second installment of The History of the Future film series rounds up another set of delightfully schlocky, thought-provoking films from decades past. With introductions and comments from scholars and experts, we'll examine stories about the future from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s and think about how accurate those visions turned out to be.

With innocent victims caught in the crossfire in Los Angeles' intensifying war on crime, both cop John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone) and violent thug Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) are sentenced to a state of frozen incarceration known as "CryoPrison." When Spartan is finally thawed 36 years later, it's 2032, and Los Angeles is now a pacifist utopia called San Angeles. But with Phoenix again on the loose, Spartan must team up with future cop Lenina (Sandra Bullock) to apprehend the killer.

Thursday 16, August

Sunday 19, August

CatVideoFest

CatVideoFest

CatVideoFest is a Social Purpose Corporation (SPC), dedicated to bringing the joy of cat videos to the masses and raising money for cats in need.

Each year, we take the best cat videos of the year along with some classics and unique submissions, and create a reel. Then we arrange and host events around the world for people to come together and see the videos and raise money for local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters.

Sunday 19, August

Sunday 26, August

Records Collecting Dust II

Records Collecting Dust II

Q&A with the Director, Jason Blackmore and Roger Miret of Agnostic Front. Presented with support from Zia Records!

Records Collecting Dust II focuses on the East Coast cities of Boston, New York and Washington DC, and includes in depth interviews with twenty eight highly influential people from the 1980’s hardcore punk rock music scene. Talking about the music, the bands and the records that forever changed their lives. Including Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat/Fugazi, John Joseph of Cro-Mags, Dave Smalley of DYS/Dag Nasty, Bob Cenci of Jerry's Kids, Amy Pickering of Dischord Records, Roger Miret of Agnostic Front and Clif Croce of The Freeze.

Sunday 26, August

Monday 27, August

Big Night: RELISH Food & Film Series

Big Night: RELISH Food & Film Series

Join FilmBar and Devour Phoenix as they partner on a film series inspired by food in film and community restaurant partners. RELISH: A FilmBar & Devour Phoenix Film Series will feature a film paired with a food/beverage component or special guest speaker. On the menu this month…

Primo and Secondo are two brothers who have emigrated from Italy to open an Italian restaurant in America. Primo is the irascible and gifted chef, brilliant in his culinary genius, but determined not to squander his talent on making the routine dishes that customers expect. Secondo is the smooth front-man, trying to keep the restaurant financially afloat, despite few patrons other than a poor artist who pays with his paintings. The owner of the nearby Pascal's restaurant, enormously successful (despite its mediocre fare), offers a solution - he will call his friend, a big-time jazz musician, to play a special benefit at their restaurant. Primo begins to prepare his masterpiece, a feast of a lifetime, for the brothers' big night...

Monday 27, August

Wednesday 12, September

Point Break: Women in Film

Point Break: Women in Film

A monthly celebration of films directed by our favorite female auteurs! Introduced by Deb Hildebrandt, programmer at PFF. Presented with support from CO+HOOTS, a minority-owned & female-founded organization. CO+HOOTS is Phoenix’s member-sustained, community-supported collaborative coworking space. A portion of the proceeds to benefit CO+HOOTS' nonprofit arm, CO+HOOTS Foundation.

Point Break directed by Kathryn Bigelow:

After a string of bizarre bank robberies in Southern California, with the crooks donning masks of various former presidents, a federal agent, Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves), infiltrates the suspected gang. But this is no ordinary group of robbers. They're surfers -- led by the charismatic Bodhi (Patrick Swayze) -- who are addicted to the rush of thievery. But when Utah falls in love with a female surfer, Tyler (Lori Petty), who is close to the gang, it complicates his sense of duty.

Wednesday 12, September

Thursday 20, September

Motionpoems Season 8: Dear Mr. President

Motionpoems Season 8: Dear Mr. President

FilmBar and the Virginia G Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU proudly present Motionpoems Season 8: Dear Mr. President, a collection of short films based on poems exploring politics, social justice issues and more on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at FilmBar (815 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $5. A short community talk-back will follow the event. To learn more and register, visit http://piper.asu.edu/events.

Inspired by the Women’s March of 2017, the latest season of Motionpoems takes a hard and honest look at our current state of political and social affairs, focusing on themes of racism, immigration, judicial system reform, and more. When so much of our public discourse is fraught with difficulty, these 12 films assert the basic humanity behind the issues with dignity, thoughtfulness, urgency and grace, showing us the critical potential of what arts and culture can be.

Featuring poems by Tiana Clark, Natalie Diaz, Eve L. Ewing, Peter LaBerge, Robin Coste Lewis, Susannah Nevison, Danez Smith, Maggie Smith, Nomi Stone, and Lee Ann Roripaugh. For selected episodes, bonus interviews, and previous seasons, visit http://motionpoems.org/films. Please note that some films may contain mature content or themes; viewer discretion is advised. As seating is limited, we strongly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. For more information about the event, please visit our website at http://piper.asu.edu/events/motion-poems-season-8.

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University is a home for writers, readers, and the literary community, offering talks, classes, workshops, and more. To learn more, visit http://piper.asu.edu

Motionpoems is a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that partnters with publishers, film companies, and literary organizations to create opportunities for hybrid, collaborative work. To learn more about Motionpoems, visit http://motionpoems.org

Thursday 20, September

Sunday 14, October

The Seventh Seal: Bergman Centennial

The Seventh Seal: Bergman Centennial

Presented with support from the Consulate of Sweden Arizona and the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Arizona.

The screening will preceded by the Academy Award nominated short film De Düva (The Dove) and other festivities!

Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning, The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet), was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America’s 1950s art-house heyday, pushing cinema’s boundaries and ushering in a new era of moviegoing.

Sunday 14, October

Saturday 10, November

Cat Film Festival: PROGRAM #1 "NOBODY OWNS A CAT"

Cat Film Festival: PROGRAM #1 "NOBODY OWNS A CAT"

A portion of the proceeds to benefit Maricopa County Animal Care & Control.

The NY Cat Film Festival™ is an exploration through film of the fascinating felines who share our lives, creating a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. For far too long, felines have been the “invisible” part of the human-animal bond and it’s time to shine the spotlight on these magnificent creatures and the humans devoted to them.

PROGRAM #1 "NOBODY OWNS A CAT"

Pure Fluff (4:00) Sean Skelton’s documentary sketch of a professional cat groomer in New York City, who shows how to tackle this combative challenge. Reunion (9:00) Megan Lohne’s tale of an animal psychic, who works his magic on grieving pet parents mourning their cat. Rescue (2:00) Filmmaker Lava Sheets’s self-portrait of the isolation and depression of a disabled woman, who realizes her devoted kitty, Apple Brown Betty, is consoling her. Jetty Cats (32:00) Sheila O'Rourke’s sweeping overview of cats throughout human history, looks at a long-surviving feral cat colony on a seaside jetty in Southern California and explores the debate about Trap-Neuter-Return as the best management for community cats. Winter Break (5:00) Rick Hamilton’s look at the thoughts of a school teacher who has only her cat for company during winter break. Amleto (2:00) Jeff Malmberg’s visual “poem” to the morning ritual of a Tuscan cat. Mittens from Kittens (4:00) Kim Best’s documentary shows how one woman was inspired by the nuisance of cat hair into spinning and knitting it into useful items.

*Programming subject to change

Saturday 10, November

Cat Film Festival: PROGRAM #2 "LITTLE WORKS OF ART

Cat Film Festival: PROGRAM #2 "LITTLE WORKS OF ART

A portion of the proceeds to benefit Maricopa County Animal Care & Control.

The NY Cat Film Festival™ is an exploration through film of the fascinating felines who share our lives, creating a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. For far too long, felines have been the “invisible” part of the human-animal bond and it’s time to shine the spotlight on these magnificent creatures and the humans devoted to them.

PROGRAM #2 "LITTLE WORKS OF ART"

Little Works of Art (13:00) Kim Best ‘s look at Harold "Cat Man" Sims and his self-styled American Museum of the House Cat in Sylva, NC, which houses over 10,000 cat-related objects and honors cats as "little works of art." Akamatsu the Cat (10:00) Ian Christopher Goodman’s documentary about life with a disabled kitty cat, Akamatsu, who was paralyzed but went on to live another 4 vibrant years with the use of a wheelchair. Portrait of a Cat Fighter (4:00) Graceann Dorse’s mockumentary gives a funny peek at an imagined New Jersey “cat fighting ring” run by little old ladies. Guardians of Recoleta (21:00) Blake & Adrienne Kuhre (who run their own non-profit cat rescue in Los Angeles) examine the community cats living in the iconic Buenos Aires Recoleta cemetery, and what became of some kitties removed by well-meaning American rescuers. Gus the Cat (5:00) Lisa Donato’s quirky film about Gus, a man who seems to think he is a cat. Scaredy, the Cat (8:00) Markie Hancock’s heartwarming documentary about a very shy cat who was adopted at the tennis courts in NYC’s Riverside park but avoids everyone except for a few choice people whom she eagerly greets.

*Programming subject to change

Saturday 10, November

Sunday 11, November

Dog Film Festival: PROGRAM #1 “OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Dog Film Festival: PROGRAM #1 “OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

A portion of the proceeds to benefit Maricopa County Animal Care & Control.

The NY Dog Film Festival™ is a philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and their people, offering dog lovers a shared audience experience of canine-themed films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain about the human-canine bond. With a New York City premiere every fall, the Festival then travels around the country, supporting local animal welfare groups which bring people and pets together, along with our national partner and beneficiary, Dogs Playing for Life.

PROGRAM #1 “OUTDOOR ADVENTURE WITH DOGS"

MY TRAIL DOG [5 min] Dean Leslie’s lyrical look at a man who is a loner who runs the Alps for the joy of it, with his dogs, who are his closest companions ; DENALI [8 min] Ben Moon honors Denali, his husky-pit mix; WALKIES IN THE WIND [1 min] charming animated film by Toby Mattison; BISCUIT [5 min] The most fearlessly athletic little dog you’ll ever meet; ONE MAN & HIS DOG [4 min] is Dean Saffron’s look at one Australian man’s joyous skate-boarding lifestyle with his Samoyed; THE MYSTERY OF THE ARCTIC CAIRN [54 min] John Huston’s thrilling documentary that follows a team of intrepid explorers and their 4 tempestuous Inuit sled dogs as they set out into the icy wilderness of the Canadian Arctic.

*Programming subject to change

Sunday 11, November

Dog Film Festival: PROGRAM #2 "WHO RESCUED WHOM?

Dog Film Festival: PROGRAM #2 "WHO RESCUED WHOM?

A portion of the proceeds to benefit Maricopa County Animal Care & Control.

The NY Dog Film Festival™ is a philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and their people, offering dog lovers a shared audience experience of canine-themed films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain about the human-canine bond. With a New York City premiere every fall, the Festival then travels around the country, supporting local animal welfare groups which bring people and pets together, along with our national partner and beneficiary, Dogs Playing for Life.

PROGRAM #2 "WHO RESCUED WHOM?"

FOR THE LOVE OF DOG [9 min] Kylie Cushman’s charming documentary that stylishly looks at the various ways British dog owners describe their love for their dogs; THE PRESENT [4 min] Jacob Frey’s animated story about a boy and his dog that will take you by surprise; NOBODY’S PERFECT [7 min] a touching documentary about an Australian couple whose pack of dogs each his own disability but “carries on regardless;” AWESOME LIVING WITH ANDY [7 min] made by sisters Patricia Denys & Mary Holmes, a documentary tribute to their darling disabled dog Andy, who does just fine in his canine “wheelchair;” DOGS IN THE PEN [12 min] Penelope Laurence’s documentary of a special program offered to female inmates to train shelter dogs as service animals; STEADFAST STANLEY [4 min] John Kim’s powerful animated film about canine loyalty; PUP CULTURE [10 min] Elle Marsh’s documentary about the delightfully odd ways that dogs are part of life in Melbourne, Australia; LOVE UNLEASHED [14 min] a happy-endings documentary by Kacey Klonsky about senior dogs; IF I COULD TALK [7 min] Ben Moon on the appreciation of a rescued dog.

*Programming subject to change

Sunday 11, November

Sunday 18, November

Fanny and Alexander: Bergman Centennial

Fanny and Alexander: Bergman Centennial

Presented with support from the Consulate of Sweden Arizona and the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Arizona.

Swedish cookies and glögg will be on hand among other festivities!

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden. Ingmar Bergman intended Fanny and Alexander as his swan song, and it is the legendary director’s warmest and most autobiographical film, a four-time Academy Award–winning triumph that combines his trademark melancholy and emotional intensity with immense joy and sensuality.

Sunday 18, November

A Fine Line: RELISH Food & Film Series

A Fine Line: RELISH Food & Film Series

Join FilmBar and Devour Phoenix as they partner on a film series inspired by food in film and community restaurant partners. RELISH: A FilmBar & Devour Phoenix Film Series will feature a film paired with a food/beverage component or special guest speaker. On the menu this month…Tamara Stanger from Cotton & Copper & Danielle Leoni from The Breadfruit & Rum Bar!

A Fine Line explores why only 6% of head chefs/restaurant owners are women, when traditionally women held the central role in the kitchen. Hearing perspectives and experiences from world-renowned chefs, including: World's Best Female Chef Dominique Crenn, Emmy Award Winning TV Host Lidia Bastianich, Three Michelin Star Chef Elena Arzak, Two Michelin Star Chef April Bloomfield, Time Magazine's Most Influential People Barbara Lynch and many more.

Meanwhile, getting to the heart of what is needed to empower women across all industries, by following the personal story of a small town restaurateur with a larger than life personality Valerie James. A single mother on a mission to do what she loves, while raising two kids and the odds stacked mighty high against her.

An uplifting American success story about perseverance, career/life balance and how to pursue your passion.

Monday 23, July

American Animals

American Animals

RFor language throughout, some drug use and brief crude/sexual material.

The extraordinary and thrilling true story of four friends (Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, and Jared Abrahamson) living an ordinary existence who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. But not everything is as it seems, and as the daring theft unfolds through each of their perspectives, each of them start to question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives is simply a misguided attempt at achieving the American Dream.

Friday 20, July

Saturday 21, July

Sunday 22, July

Tuesday 24, July

Show Future Dates
Big Night: RELISH Food & Film Series

Big Night: RELISH Food & Film Series

Join FilmBar and Devour Phoenix as they partner on a film series inspired by food in film and community restaurant partners. RELISH: A FilmBar & Devour Phoenix Film Series will feature a film paired with a food/beverage component or special guest speaker. On the menu this month…

Primo and Secondo are two brothers who have emigrated from Italy to open an Italian restaurant in America. Primo is the irascible and gifted chef, brilliant in his culinary genius, but determined not to squander his talent on making the routine dishes that customers expect. Secondo is the smooth front-man, trying to keep the restaurant financially afloat, despite few patrons other than a poor artist who pays with his paintings. The owner of the nearby Pascal's restaurant, enormously successful (despite its mediocre fare), offers a solution - he will call his friend, a big-time jazz musician, to play a special benefit at their restaurant. Primo begins to prepare his masterpiece, a feast of a lifetime, for the brothers' big night...

Monday 27, August

Cat Film Festival: PROGRAM #1 "NOBODY OWNS A CAT"

Cat Film Festival: PROGRAM #1 "NOBODY OWNS A CAT"

A portion of the proceeds to benefit Maricopa County Animal Care & Control.

The NY Cat Film Festival™ is an exploration through film of the fascinating felines who share our lives, creating a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. For far too long, felines have been the “invisible” part of the human-animal bond and it’s time to shine the spotlight on these magnificent creatures and the humans devoted to them.

PROGRAM #1 "NOBODY OWNS A CAT"

Pure Fluff (4:00) Sean Skelton’s documentary sketch of a professional cat groomer in New York City, who shows how to tackle this combative challenge. Reunion (9:00) Megan Lohne’s tale of an animal psychic, who works his magic on grieving pet parents mourning their cat. Rescue (2:00) Filmmaker Lava Sheets’s self-portrait of the isolation and depression of a disabled woman, who realizes her devoted kitty, Apple Brown Betty, is consoling her. Jetty Cats (32:00) Sheila O'Rourke’s sweeping overview of cats throughout human history, looks at a long-surviving feral cat colony on a seaside jetty in Southern California and explores the debate about Trap-Neuter-Return as the best management for community cats. Winter Break (5:00) Rick Hamilton’s look at the thoughts of a school teacher who has only her cat for company during winter break. Amleto (2:00) Jeff Malmberg’s visual “poem” to the morning ritual of a Tuscan cat. Mittens from Kittens (4:00) Kim Best’s documentary shows how one woman was inspired by the nuisance of cat hair into spinning and knitting it into useful items.

*Programming subject to change

Saturday 10, November

Cat Film Festival: PROGRAM #2 "LITTLE WORKS OF ART

Cat Film Festival: PROGRAM #2 "LITTLE WORKS OF ART

A portion of the proceeds to benefit Maricopa County Animal Care & Control.

The NY Cat Film Festival™ is an exploration through film of the fascinating felines who share our lives, creating a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. For far too long, felines have been the “invisible” part of the human-animal bond and it’s time to shine the spotlight on these magnificent creatures and the humans devoted to them.

PROGRAM #2 "LITTLE WORKS OF ART"

Little Works of Art (13:00) Kim Best ‘s look at Harold "Cat Man" Sims and his self-styled American Museum of the House Cat in Sylva, NC, which houses over 10,000 cat-related objects and honors cats as "little works of art." Akamatsu the Cat (10:00) Ian Christopher Goodman’s documentary about life with a disabled kitty cat, Akamatsu, who was paralyzed but went on to live another 4 vibrant years with the use of a wheelchair. Portrait of a Cat Fighter (4:00) Graceann Dorse’s mockumentary gives a funny peek at an imagined New Jersey “cat fighting ring” run by little old ladies. Guardians of Recoleta (21:00) Blake & Adrienne Kuhre (who run their own non-profit cat rescue in Los Angeles) examine the community cats living in the iconic Buenos Aires Recoleta cemetery, and what became of some kitties removed by well-meaning American rescuers. Gus the Cat (5:00) Lisa Donato’s quirky film about Gus, a man who seems to think he is a cat. Scaredy, the Cat (8:00) Markie Hancock’s heartwarming documentary about a very shy cat who was adopted at the tennis courts in NYC’s Riverside park but avoids everyone except for a few choice people whom she eagerly greets.

*Programming subject to change

Saturday 10, November

CatVideoFest

CatVideoFest

CatVideoFest is a Social Purpose Corporation (SPC), dedicated to bringing the joy of cat videos to the masses and raising money for cats in need.

Each year, we take the best cat videos of the year along with some classics and unique submissions, and create a reel. Then we arrange and host events around the world for people to come together and see the videos and raise money for local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters.

Sunday 19, August

Demolition Man: History Of The Future

Demolition Man: History Of The Future

R

This summer, FilmBar and ASU's Center for Science and the Imagination are going back to the future. Admission includes a complimentary small popcorn and $1 off your first drink!

This second installment of The History of the Future film series rounds up another set of delightfully schlocky, thought-provoking films from decades past. With introductions and comments from scholars and experts, we'll examine stories about the future from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s and think about how accurate those visions turned out to be.

With innocent victims caught in the crossfire in Los Angeles' intensifying war on crime, both cop John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone) and violent thug Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) are sentenced to a state of frozen incarceration known as "CryoPrison." When Spartan is finally thawed 36 years later, it's 2032, and Los Angeles is now a pacifist utopia called San Angeles. But with Phoenix again on the loose, Spartan must team up with future cop Lenina (Sandra Bullock) to apprehend the killer.

Thursday 16, August

Desperately Seeking Susan: Zia Nights

Desperately Seeking Susan: Zia Nights

A new film series brought to you by Zia Records! Featuring your cult favorites on the big screen with discounted tickets for Zia Z-Card holders (at the door or in-store at Zia) and giveaways from your favorite local source for entertainment and more; Zia Records!

A petite New Jersey housewife finds self-fulfillment through amnesia in this new wave comedy of errors set in New York's hip '80s downtown scene. Rosanna Arquette stars as Roberta, who turns to the personals for vicarious thrills after her four-year marriage to staid hot tub salesman Gary (Mark Blum) grows stale. Her favorite classified ads trace the romance of Jim (Robert Joy), a struggling musician, and Susan (Madonna), a SoHo vamp who's just narrowly escaped being murdered alongside one of her other boyfriends -- a gangster who recently stole some Egyptian jewelry. Through a series of complicated missteps, Roberta ends up losing her memory and convincing both herself and a broodingly handsome young man named Dez (Aiden Quinn) that she's the elusive, adventurous Susan. Soon, Roberta finds herself being romanced by Dez and pursued separately by her husband, Jim, Susan, and by a murderous mobster who's looking for the stolen jewels. For her second feature outing, which was partially inspired by Jacques Rivette's Celine and Julie Go Boating, director Susan Seidelman filled her cast with hipster extras, downtown personalities, and New York thespians. Notable faces include comedian Steven Wright; future indie mainstay John Turturro; future TV stars Michael Badalucco and Laurie Metcalf; punk singer Richard Hell, who also starred in Seidelman's Smithereens; and performance artist Ann Magnunson, who would star in the director's Making Mr. Right. The big dance-club sequence was filmed at Danceteria, the disco that helped launch Madonna's career. The scene, and the film, helped propel "Into the Groove," one of the singer's all-time club classics, into the charts even though it was actually a b-side to the single "Angel."

Monday 13, August

Dog Film Festival: PROGRAM #1 “OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Dog Film Festival: PROGRAM #1 “OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

A portion of the proceeds to benefit Maricopa County Animal Care & Control.

The NY Dog Film Festival™ is a philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and their people, offering dog lovers a shared audience experience of canine-themed films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain about the human-canine bond. With a New York City premiere every fall, the Festival then travels around the country, supporting local animal welfare groups which bring people and pets together, along with our national partner and beneficiary, Dogs Playing for Life.

PROGRAM #1 “OUTDOOR ADVENTURE WITH DOGS"

MY TRAIL DOG [5 min] Dean Leslie’s lyrical look at a man who is a loner who runs the Alps for the joy of it, with his dogs, who are his closest companions ; DENALI [8 min] Ben Moon honors Denali, his husky-pit mix; WALKIES IN THE WIND [1 min] charming animated film by Toby Mattison; BISCUIT [5 min] The most fearlessly athletic little dog you’ll ever meet; ONE MAN & HIS DOG [4 min] is Dean Saffron’s look at one Australian man’s joyous skate-boarding lifestyle with his Samoyed; THE MYSTERY OF THE ARCTIC CAIRN [54 min] John Huston’s thrilling documentary that follows a team of intrepid explorers and their 4 tempestuous Inuit sled dogs as they set out into the icy wilderness of the Canadian Arctic.

*Programming subject to change

Sunday 11, November

Dog Film Festival: PROGRAM #2 "WHO RESCUED WHOM?

Dog Film Festival: PROGRAM #2 "WHO RESCUED WHOM?

A portion of the proceeds to benefit Maricopa County Animal Care & Control.

The NY Dog Film Festival™ is a philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and their people, offering dog lovers a shared audience experience of canine-themed films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain about the human-canine bond. With a New York City premiere every fall, the Festival then travels around the country, supporting local animal welfare groups which bring people and pets together, along with our national partner and beneficiary, Dogs Playing for Life.

PROGRAM #2 "WHO RESCUED WHOM?"

FOR THE LOVE OF DOG [9 min] Kylie Cushman’s charming documentary that stylishly looks at the various ways British dog owners describe their love for their dogs; THE PRESENT [4 min] Jacob Frey’s animated story about a boy and his dog that will take you by surprise; NOBODY’S PERFECT [7 min] a touching documentary about an Australian couple whose pack of dogs each his own disability but “carries on regardless;” AWESOME LIVING WITH ANDY [7 min] made by sisters Patricia Denys & Mary Holmes, a documentary tribute to their darling disabled dog Andy, who does just fine in his canine “wheelchair;” DOGS IN THE PEN [12 min] Penelope Laurence’s documentary of a special program offered to female inmates to train shelter dogs as service animals; STEADFAST STANLEY [4 min] John Kim’s powerful animated film about canine loyalty; PUP CULTURE [10 min] Elle Marsh’s documentary about the delightfully odd ways that dogs are part of life in Melbourne, Australia; LOVE UNLEASHED [14 min] a happy-endings documentary by Kacey Klonsky about senior dogs; IF I COULD TALK [7 min] Ben Moon on the appreciation of a rescued dog.

*Programming subject to change

Sunday 11, November

Dominion

Dominion

NR

Dominion is a feature-length documentary presenting an uncompromising, damning exploration of the various ways animals are used and abused by humans, particularly in the meat, dairy, egg, clothing and entertainment industries.

Filmed in Australia, ‘Dominion’ combines footage from handheld, hidden, and aerial drone cameras, much of it never seen before, to convey both the terrifying scale of an empire built on secrecy – and the individual stories of its victims.

Focusing on the legal, industry-standard practices that occur all over the world, the film questions the morality and validity of humankind’s dominion over the animal kingdom, advocating not for minor improvements to their welfare but for a deeper conversation about our right to exploit those we deem inferior to ourselves.

Tuesday 24, July

Don't Torture a Duckling: AGFA at FilmBar

Don't Torture a Duckling: AGFA at FilmBar

Introduced by Monte Yazzie of the Phoenix Critic's Circle. Presented with support from Zia Records & AGFA – American Genre Film Archive.

“While many giallos involve black-gloved killers stalking women in the big city, Fulci's DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING turns the formula completely inside out to produce a violent, sweltering masterpiece of regional and religious oppression.” -- Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo Digital

From the filmmaker who also unleashed ZOMBIE, THE BEYOND and THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY! When the sleepy rural village of Accendura is rocked by murders of young boys, superstitious locals are quick to apportion blame, with the suspects including the local witch (Florinda Bolkan, A LIZARD IN A WOMAN’S SKIN.) With bodies piling up and the community gripped by panic, two outsiders -- city journalist Andrea (Tomas Milian, DJANGO KILL...IF YOU LIVE, SHOOT!) and spoilt rich girl Patrizia (Barbara Bouchet, CASINO ROYALE) team up to crack the case.

Deemed shocking at the time for its brutal violence, depiction of the Catholic Church and themes of child murder and paedophilia, DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING is widely regarded today as one of Fulci's greatest films, rivalling the best of his close rival Dario Argento.

Sunday 12, August

Fanny and Alexander: Bergman Centennial

Fanny and Alexander: Bergman Centennial

Presented with support from the Consulate of Sweden Arizona and the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Arizona.

Swedish cookies and glögg will be on hand among other festivities!

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden. Ingmar Bergman intended Fanny and Alexander as his swan song, and it is the legendary director’s warmest and most autobiographical film, a four-time Academy Award–winning triumph that combines his trademark melancholy and emotional intensity with immense joy and sensuality.

Sunday 18, November

Galaxy Express 999: The 2nd Dimension

Galaxy Express 999: The 2nd Dimension

From deep within a rabbit hole at the farthest reaches of the cosmos, where physics are elastic and death is a farce, comes a viewing experience of hallucinatory expanse. Enter The 2nd Dimension - a cinematic exhibition of the most unique films ever to be illustrated by hand. We're not talking mouse ears or bouncing lamps. This is traditional animation at its far-out finest, because 'real' life is a drag, but the weird world of Animation is vast and uninhibited.

Hop on 999 (pronounced "Three-Nine") and ride the Galaxy Railways with kid hero Tetsuro Hoshino as he navigates the sea of stars toward Planet Maetel. Along the way, you'll encounter space pirates, killer queens, and machine men on a variety of far-out frontiers in the vastness of the void. Created by master of manga, Leiji Matsumoto (Starblazers, Captain Harlock) and directed by Rintaro (Metropolis, X/1999), Galaxy Express 999 is an exciting animated adventure in the vein of A New Hope for the fearless child in everyone. Don't miss the train... All aboard!

Saturday 4, August

Hereditary

Hereditary

Rfor horror violence, disturbing images, language, drug use and brief graphic nudity.

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

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Les Miserables: Big Gay Sing-A-Long

Les Miserables: Big Gay Sing-A-Long

PG13Suggestive and Sexual material, violence and thematic elements

Join us for a Big Gay Singalong of LES MISERABLES! Costumes encouraged! Raffle & Wine Specials! Presented with support from ION AZ! A portion of the proceeds to benefit an LGBT Charity.

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever. Helmed by The King's Speech's Academy Award®-winning director, Tom Hooper, Les Misérables stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar® winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried.

Wednesday 25, July

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts: Women in Film

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts: Women in Film

A monthly celebration of films directed by our favorite female auteurs! Introduced by Deb Hildebrandt, programmer at PFF. Presented with support from CO+HOOTS, a minority-owned & female-founded organization. CO+HOOTS is Phoenix’s member-sustained, community-supported collaborative coworking space. A portion of the proceeds to benefit CO+HOOTS' nonprofit arm, CO+HOOTS Foundation.

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts directed by Mouly Surya:

In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, is attacked and robbed for her cattle. To defend herself, she kills several men of the gang. Seeking justice, she goes on a journey for empowerment and redemption. But the road is long especially when the ghost of her headless victim begins to haunt her.

Wednesday 15, August

Motionpoems Season 8: Dear Mr. President

Motionpoems Season 8: Dear Mr. President

FilmBar and the Virginia G Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU proudly present Motionpoems Season 8: Dear Mr. President, a collection of short films based on poems exploring politics, social justice issues and more on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at FilmBar (815 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $5. A short community talk-back will follow the event. To learn more and register, visit http://piper.asu.edu/events.

Inspired by the Women’s March of 2017, the latest season of Motionpoems takes a hard and honest look at our current state of political and social affairs, focusing on themes of racism, immigration, judicial system reform, and more. When so much of our public discourse is fraught with difficulty, these 12 films assert the basic humanity behind the issues with dignity, thoughtfulness, urgency and grace, showing us the critical potential of what arts and culture can be.

Featuring poems by Tiana Clark, Natalie Diaz, Eve L. Ewing, Peter LaBerge, Robin Coste Lewis, Susannah Nevison, Danez Smith, Maggie Smith, Nomi Stone, and Lee Ann Roripaugh. For selected episodes, bonus interviews, and previous seasons, visit http://motionpoems.org/films. Please note that some films may contain mature content or themes; viewer discretion is advised. As seating is limited, we strongly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. For more information about the event, please visit our website at http://piper.asu.edu/events/motion-poems-season-8.

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University is a home for writers, readers, and the literary community, offering talks, classes, workshops, and more. To learn more, visit http://piper.asu.edu

Motionpoems is a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that partnters with publishers, film companies, and literary organizations to create opportunities for hybrid, collaborative work. To learn more about Motionpoems, visit http://motionpoems.org

Thursday 20, September

Night of the Creeps: Cult Film in Review Presents

Night of the Creeps: Cult Film in Review Presents

Join us for a night of aliens, zombies, and ax-wielding psychopaths. It’s a night like no other as we present the cult horror comedy Night of the Creeps - hosted by local Arizona podcast Cult Film in Review.

Written and directed by Fred Dekker (Monster Squad, Robocop 3), the story follows a group of college students as they are terrorized by a horde of alien slugs from far away. As the slugs multiply and take over, more and more of the college’s residents begin to transform into blood-lusting zombies. It’s up to a few surviving students and a troubled homicide detective to stop these alien invertebrates from infecting the whole town.

Dekker’s love letter to 1950s science-fiction B movies has a bit of everything for the cult film lover. This part slasher, part alien invasion, part zombie film stars horror veteran Tom Atkins (The Fog, Halloween III: Season of the Witch) doing what he does best, playing the toughest cop on the block with the facial hair to match!

After the show, stick around as Cody Everett, Chris Wilembrecht, Kyle Smith, and Mike Sallustio from Cult Film in Review discuss this crazy cult classic. As always, audience interaction is greatly encouraged!

Friday 20, July

Pather Panchali: Art House Society

Pather Panchali: Art House Society

Join us for a monthly Art House classic on the big-screen introduced by a local academic! Presented with support from Zia Records & FilmStruck!

Members are entitled to:

• Discounted tickets - only $7

• Small Popcorn for $1

• $1-off Drinks (beer & wine)

Non-members are welcome to these screenings! However, consider joining today!

• Our membership program starts with a free level (FilmBar Film Enthusiast)

• A FilmBar membership is a great way to support our efforts and get a lot of great perks, to boot!

With the release in 1955 of Satyajit Ray’s debut, Pather Panchali, an eloquent and important new cinematic voice made itself heard all over the world. A depiction of rural Bengali life in a style inspired by Italian neorealism, this naturalistic but poetic evocation of a number of years in the life of a family introduces us to both little Apu and, just as essentially, the women who will help shape him.

Sunday 5, August

Point Break: Women in Film

Point Break: Women in Film

A monthly celebration of films directed by our favorite female auteurs! Introduced by Deb Hildebrandt, programmer at PFF. Presented with support from CO+HOOTS, a minority-owned & female-founded organization. CO+HOOTS is Phoenix’s member-sustained, community-supported collaborative coworking space. A portion of the proceeds to benefit CO+HOOTS' nonprofit arm, CO+HOOTS Foundation.

Point Break directed by Kathryn Bigelow:

After a string of bizarre bank robberies in Southern California, with the crooks donning masks of various former presidents, a federal agent, Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves), infiltrates the suspected gang. But this is no ordinary group of robbers. They're surfers -- led by the charismatic Bodhi (Patrick Swayze) -- who are addicted to the rush of thievery. But when Utah falls in love with a female surfer, Tyler (Lori Petty), who is close to the gang, it complicates his sense of duty.

Wednesday 12, September

Records Collecting Dust II

Records Collecting Dust II

Q&A with the Director, Jason Blackmore and Roger Miret of Agnostic Front. Presented with support from Zia Records!

Records Collecting Dust II focuses on the East Coast cities of Boston, New York and Washington DC, and includes in depth interviews with twenty eight highly influential people from the 1980’s hardcore punk rock music scene. Talking about the music, the bands and the records that forever changed their lives. Including Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat/Fugazi, John Joseph of Cro-Mags, Dave Smalley of DYS/Dag Nasty, Bob Cenci of Jerry's Kids, Amy Pickering of Dischord Records, Roger Miret of Agnostic Front and Clif Croce of The Freeze.

Sunday 26, August

Season of the Witch: AGFA at FilmBar

Season of the Witch: AGFA at FilmBar

Introduced by Monte Yazzie of the Phoenix Critic's Circle. Presented with support from Zia Records & AGFA – American Genre Film Archive.

"SEASON OF THE WITCH is George Romero’s film about feminism in its Women’s Lib phase. It’s loaded with references to the occult, but owes as much to Betty Friedan as Anton LaVey.

Jan White, an East Coast soap actress and commercial model sought out by Romero for the lead role, plays an upper-middle-class homemaker who’s defined almost entirely as a wife and mother, but those definitions have started to lose their meaning. Her husband is often away on business, and her college-age daughter pays no mind. Staring down middle age, Joan starts to wonder who she is, even though her dreams provide an answer she doesn’t want to hear.

The cinematography and cluttered interiors stir the same mood of ill-defined times and free-floating discontent recreated by THE ICE STORM without seeming to try.” (Keith Phipps, AV Club)

Sunday 22, July

Straight into a Storm: 10 Years of Deer Tick

Straight into a Storm: 10 Years of Deer Tick

TBC

Presented with support from Zia Records!

STRAIGHT INTO A STORM centers around DEER TICK's 2014/15 10th anniversary run in New York City. A portrait of a hard rocking band known for their live performances on their evolutionary journey to become one of the greatest cult rock bands of our time. Anchored by a fan chosen set list and New Year's Eve performance, the film weaves in and out of time over the last 10 years utilizing never before seen archive footage from their booze drenched early days to the successful touring/recording band they are now- and everything in between.

Thursday 2, August

The Bodyguard: Big Gay Classic

The Bodyguard: Big Gay Classic

Join us for a Big Gay Classic: THE BODYGUARD! Costumes encouraged! Raffle & Wine Specials! Presented with support from ION AZ! A portion of the proceeds to benefit an LGBT Charity.

Lawrence Kasdan originally wrote his script for The Bodyguard in the late 1960s as a vehicle for Steve McQueen; by the time it reached the screen, Kasdan's star was another movie hearthrob, Kevin Costner. When imperious musical superstar Whitney Houston begins receiving death threats, she is compelled to hire a bodyguard. Enter Costner, who immediately incurs the wrath of Houston and her entourage by imposing prison-like security measures. An ex-Secret Service agent, Costner still hasn't purged himself of his guilt feelings over his inability to protect President Reagan from would-be assassin John Hinckley (in the original concept, the agent had been guarding JFK in Dallas, but Costner was too young to make this credible; besides, he and Oliver Stone had been there before). Gradually, and inevitably, Costner and Houston fall in love. Ralph Waite is cast as Costner's father, while Robert Wuhl and Debbie Reynolds please the crowd in their cameo roles. The Bodyguard was a huge box-office success, helped along in no small part by Whitney Houston's bestselling rendition of the old Dolly Parton hit "I Will Always Love You."

Wednesday 8, August

The Breakfast Club: BS Movies Presents

The Breakfast Club: BS Movies Presents

After the screening join BS Movies for a live podcast, trivia & prizes from Zia Records! Brian & Shelly are two friend and life long movie lovers who talk everything film all the time. It seemed only natural to record their ramblings and share them with the world on their podcast BS Movies!

John Hughes wrote and directed this quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest young stars of the decade. Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her place in the high school caste system. Yet the students bond together when faced with the villainous principal (Paul Gleason), and they realize that they have more in common than they may think, including a contempt for adult society. "When you grow up, your heart dies," Allison proclaims in one of the film's many scenes of soul-searching, and, judging from the adults depicted in the film, the teen audience may very well agree. Released in a decade overflowing with derivative teen films, The Breakfast Club has developed an almost cult-like status.

Friday 10, August

The Film Cost of Beauty – CashOut

The Film Cost of Beauty – CashOut

KB and Associates

Reality TV has dominated television networks and the cable broadcasting industry. There is a burgeoning of unrealistic images of women on TV, social media, billboards, and magazines. These platforms place continuous body image standards on women. Western Beauty Standards dictates - globally - how women ought to look. The film “Cost of Beauty CashOut” mission is to remind women they must practice daily rituals of the mind, body, and soul. Which gives strength against - environmental - unrealistic and unattainable Western Beauty Standards.

The film is a real-life depiction of how far some females will go to look like the images they see on social media, TV or magazines. It focuses, on two young African American women who are cultivated with current trends of voluptuous derrieres. The narrative will take you much deeper into the costs they will choose for cosmetic or Photoshop beauty! Sasha played by Sierra Aston whose dealing with low body-esteem issues; will she CASHOUT of the underground aesthetics appointment?

Join Filmmakers (husband and wife team) Mary and Karim Moutry from Los Angeles, CA and Host Key Bentley of KB & Associates for an eventful night. This will not be your typical Film Review and Workshop… don’t miss out!

Thursday 26, July

The New 8 Bit Heroes with Director Joe Granato

The New 8 Bit Heroes with Director Joe Granato

Special screening presented by Game On Expo with Filmaker Joe Granato in attendance! With a post-screening Q&A and demonstration of the NES Maker in the lounge!

While visiting his parents’ home in Central New York, Joe Granato discovered a box of forgotten illustrations, designed by he and other eight-year-old neighborhood friends—concepts for a video game for the original 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System. He decided it might be fun to try to realize those ambitions.

But instead of creating it for a mobile device or modern console, he set out to use the same techniques and adhere to the same limitations that would have been employed in 1988 to make a new cartridge-based game actually playable on the now-archaic hardware.

Gathering a small team of modern creatives, what began as an explorative novelty project about building a video game for a system 30 years removed from relevance escalated to a two-year, ten-thousand-mile journey into an esoteric subculture made up of devotees to creating new NES games; artists who thrive on limitation.

“This guy built the 8-Bit game he dreamed of as a kid, and it’s glorious!”

— Thomas Harlander, Los Angeles Magazine

“Inspiringly frustrating and delightfully anachonistic.”

— Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun

“A compelling story, even for people with no interest in video games.”

-— Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald

“A heartfelt, stirring indie game development documentary.”

— Phil Villareal, COED Magazine

Thursday 9, August

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

R

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 11, August

The Seventh Seal: Bergman Centennial

The Seventh Seal: Bergman Centennial

Presented with support from the Consulate of Sweden Arizona and the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Arizona.

The screening will preceded by the Academy Award nominated short film De Düva (The Dove) and other festivities!

Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning, The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet), was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America’s 1950s art-house heyday, pushing cinema’s boundaries and ushering in a new era of moviegoing.

Sunday 14, October

Videodrome: Cinemania Presents

Videodrome: Cinemania Presents

CINEMANIA! A monthly film series highlighting your favorite genre films on the big screen, hosted by Film Programmers Andrea Canales & Dan Stone (The Unfathomable Film Freakout). Presented with support from Zia Records!

In this David Cronenberg film, a strange television show called Videodrome, which shows uncut, unedited films of seemingly real human torture and murder, is intercepted by cable-television programmer Max Renn (James Woods) who specializes in soft-core pornography. Fascinated, and hoping to duplicate some of what he sees for his own audience, Max searches to discover the show's producer and place of origin. He also begins an intense sadomasochistic affair with the mysterious Nicki (Debbie Harry).The scene where Max meets Nicki on a television talk show and seduces her -- to the great consternation of the hostess -- is hilarious. Along with a more than academic interest in shape objects and Swiss army knives, Nicki is also drawn to Videodrome, but wants to be a participant rather than part of the audience. When she disappears, Max becomes obsessed by his search, which leads him to a the daughter of a mysterious media guru, Bianca O'Blivion (Sonja Smits). What he discovers both frightens and fascinates Max, leading to the unusual and ambiguous conclusion. James Woods brings great intensity and an off-beat sensuality to the character of Max. Rock star Debbie Harry is sexy and intriguing as the very kinky Nicki. The film is marred by some thematic inconsistencies and an unsatisfactory conclusion, but Cronenberg, who wrote and directed, creates a dark and mesmerizingly atmospheric vision.

Saturday 21, July

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

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Presented with support from F.A.B.R.I.C., Labelhorde, AZ Fashion Source, AZ Apparel Foundation & Phoenix Art Museum.

Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. This is an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles and her legacy in a business driven by consumerism, profit and global expansion.

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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?: Big Gay Matinee

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?: Big Gay Matinee

Join us for a Big Gay Matinee: WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? Costumes encouraged! Raffle & Mimosa Specials! Presented with support from ION AZ! A portion of the proceeds to benefit an LGBT Charity.

As a child, Baby Jane Hudson was the toast of vaudeville. As an adult, however, Baby Jane was overshadowed by her more talented sister, Blanche, who became a top movie star. Then, one night in the early '30s, came the accident, which crippled Blanche for life and which was blamed on a drunken, jealous Jane. Flash-forward to 1962: Jane (Bette Davis), decked out in garish chalk-white makeup, still lives with the invalid Blanche (Joan Crawford) in their decaying L.A. mansion. When Jane isn't tormenting the helpless Blanche by serving her dead rats for breakfast, she is plotting and planning her showbiz comeback. Convinced that her days are numbered if she remains in the house with her addlepated sister, Blanche desperately tries to get away, but all avenues of escape are cut off by the deranged Jane. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? sparked a trend toward casting venerable Hollywood female stars in such grotesque Grand Guignol melodramas as Lady in a Cage (1964) and Hush...Hush Sweet Charlotte (1965). In addition to revitalizing the careers of Davis and Crawford, whose real-life mutual animosity came through loud and clear, the film made a star of sorts of 24-year-old character actor Victor Buono, cast as a porcine mama's-boy musical composer. Lukas Heller's screenplay was based on the novel by Henry Farrell.

Saturday 28, July