Contemporary Forum Film Festival: The Art of Satire

Aug 15, 2018, 6:30pm Sep 12, 2018, 6:30pm
This summer’s Contemporary Forum Film Festival explores the art world through a satirical lens, celebrating characters who show moral courage in the face of uncertainty. June 20 | Boogie Woogie July 18 | Manifesto August 15 | Untitled September 12 | The Square   All showings begin at 6:30 pm in Whiteman Hall. Purchase tickets at tickets.phxart.org. Free for Members, $5 for non-Members. Not a Member yet? Join today!   Sponsored by Contemporary Forum and Lisa Sette Gallery.  

Finding Vivian Maier

Jul 25, 2018, 6pm
Free for Members, $5 for non-Members.  Not a Member yet? Join today! About the film: Finding Vivian Maier (John Maloof, Charlie Siskel; 2013), 83 minutes, NR.   Finding Vivian Maier is the critically acclaimed, Oscar Nominated documentary about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and, discovered decades later, is now among the 20th century's greatest photographers. Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.   This film screening is part of the In the Company of Women Film Series. ... (View more)

Womanhouse

Aug 1, 2018, 6pm
Free for Members, $5 for non-Members.  Not a Member yet? Join today! About the film: Womanhouse (Dir. Johanna Demetrakas, 1974), 47 minutes, NR WOMANHOUSE is a historic documentary about one of the most important feminist cultural events of the 1970s. Judy Chicago (best-known as the creator of The Dinner Party) and Miriam Shapiro rented an old Hollywood mansion and altered its interior through decor and set-pieces to "search out and reveal the female experience...the dreams and fantasies of women as they sewed, cooked, washed and ironed away their lives." WOMANHOUSE is a fascinating historical look at feminism, its reception in the 1970s, and the ever-important relationship between art and social change. Please note ... (View more)

The Desert is No Lady

Aug 8, 2018, 6pm
Free for Members, $5 for non-Members.  Not a Member yet? Join today! About the film: The Desert Is No Lady: A film by Shelley Williams in collaboration with Susan Palmer. 1995, 45 minutes, NR.   With provocative imagery and spirited juxtapositions, THE DESERT IS NO LADY looks at the Southwest through the eyes of its leading contemporary women artists and writers, including author Sandra Cisneros. The nine women profiled are Pat Mora (poet), Sandra Cisneros (writer), Lucy Tapahonso (poet), Emmi Whitehorse (painter), Harmony Hammond (painter), Meridel Rubinstein (photographer), Nora Naranjo Morse (sculptor), Pola Lopez de Jaramillo (painter) and Ramona Sakiestewa (tapestry artist). The Southwest is a border territory - ... (View more)

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