Holiday Hours - Labor Day

Sep 1, 2014, 10am
The Museum will be open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. in observance of Labor Day. As a part of the Blue Star Museum program free General admission is available to military through Labor Day. Image Credit:  Paolo Soleri, Il Donnone, 1972. cor-ten steel treated with chlorine and acid.

National Theatre Live: Medea

Sep 7, 2014, 2pm
Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell. Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace. It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear. Cost: $15 Museum Members, students with ID; $18 general admission.  Tickets available here. Presented in High Definition and Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. Runtime: approx 2hrs30mins.... (View more)

Alejandro Jodorowsky Retrospective: El Topo

Sep 14, 2014, 1pm
Originally released in 1970, Alejandro Jodorowsky's El Topo quickly caught the imagination of movie audiences, becoming a landmark in independent film-making. The early screenings at New York’s Elgin Theater sparked the Midnight Movie phenomena, catalyzed by an endorsement from John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Classic Americana and avant-garde European sensibilities collide with Zen Buddhism and the Bible as master gunfighter and mystic El Topo (played by writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky) tries to defeat four sharp-shooting rivals on a bizarre path to allegorical self-awareness and resurrection. As it seeks an alternative to the Hollywood mainstream, El Topo is also the most controversial quasi-Western head trip ever made!  Runtime: 125 minut... (View more)

CF Summer Film Festival: Jodorowsky’s Dune

Sep 17, 2014, 7pm
Filmmaker Frank Pavich explores one of cinema's great "what ifs" in this documentary detailing Alejandro Jodorowsky's aborted feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's celebrated sci-fi novel Dune. With the release of El Topo (1970) and its psychedelic follow-up The Holy Mountain (1973), Jodorowsky became not only a pioneer of psychedelic surrealism in film, but also the father of the "Midnight Movie." Following the success of those two films, the Chilean director began focusing all of his energies on translating Dune to the big screen. The film was to star Jodorowsky's own son, Brontis, along with a stunning cast that included Orson Welles, David Carradine, Mick Jagger, and Salvador Dali, with Pink Floyd providing the sco... (View more)

Manhattan Short Film Festival 2014

Oct 1, 2014, 7pm
An extraordinary global event will take place the week of September 26th to October 5th, 2014 when over 100,000 people in over 250 cities across seven continents gather in cinemas, galleries, universities, museums, and cafes for one purpose…to view and vote on short films in the 18th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival.   The festival’s mission is to unite audiences across all seven continents of the globe for one week via the most compelling short films submitted each year. Every viewer at every screening in every venue gets to vote for their favorite short films with the winner being announced October 5th. Past winners have gone to be nominated for Oscars with 2 out of the last 3 Academy Award winning short films being a part of... (View more)

Alejandro Jodorowsky Retrospective: The Holy Mountain

Oct 5, 2014, 1pm
The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism in The Holy Mountain is a spiritual quest for enlightenment pitting illusion against truth. The Alchemist (Jodorowsky) assembles together a group of people from all walks of life to represent the planets in the solar system. The occult adept’s intention is to put his recruits through strange mystical rites and divest them of their worldly baggage before embarking on a trip to Lotus Island. There they ascend the Holy Mountain to displace the immortal gods who secretly rule the universe. Runtime: 115 minutes Rating: R Pricing: $5 members/$10 non-members

Alejandro Jodorowsky Retrospective: The Dance of Reality

Oct 19, 2014, 1pm
After a 23-year hiatus, The Dance of Reality marks the triumphant return of Alejandro Jodorowsky, the visionary Chilean filmmaker behind cult classics El Topo and The Holy Mountain. In the radiantly visceral autobiographical film, a young Jodorowsky is confronted by a collection of compelling characters that contributed to his burgeoning surreal consciousness. The legendary filmmaker was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert, where the film was shot.  Blending his personal history with metaphor, mythology, and poetry, The Dance of Reality reflects Jodorowsky’s philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a “dance” created by our own imaginations. Runtime: 130 minutes... (View more)

National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire

Oct 26, 2014, 2pm
The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella. Cost: $15 Museum Members, students with ID; $18 general admission. Tickets available here. Presented in High Definition and Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. Runtime: approx 3hrs15mins. Multi-ticket packages are also available! National Theatre Live at Phoenix Art Museum is generously sponsored by Sue and Bud Selig.

Another Western Series: Johnny Guitar

Nov 9, 2014, 1pm
Vienna has built a saloon oustide of town, and she hopes to build her own town once the railroad is put through, but the townsfolk want her gone. When four men hold up a stagecoach and kill a man the town officials, led by Emma Small, come to the saloon to grab four of Vienna's friends, the Dancin' Kid and his men. Vienna stands strong against them, and is aided by the presence of an old acquaintance of hers, Johnny Guitar, who is not what he seems. Runtime: 110 minutes Rating: PG Pricing: $5 members/$10 non-members

Another Western Series: Meek's Cutoff

Nov 16, 2014, 1pm
It's 1845, and Stephen Meek (Bruce Greenwood) is a boastful, rough-hewn wilderness guide who has been hired by three families who want to start new lives on the other side of Oregon's Cascade Mountains. Meek constantly tells his charges that he knows the Oregon Trail like the back of his hand, but when they veer off for a shortcut he says is foolproof, they soon find themselves in forbidding territory, without water and with Indians on the horizon. While the men of the party travel with Meek, their wives are made to follow them in a separate wagon, and Emily Tetherow (Michelle Williams), the strong-willed wife of Solomon Tetherow (Will Patton), begins openly questioning Meek's competence among the other women, especially her friend Millie Gate... (View more)

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