Make it in America: Empowering Global Fashion

Jan 2, 2015, 7pm
Whiteman Hall Watch Make it in America: Empowering Global Fashion (2014), a new documentary by James Belzer, Director of The Tents (2012).  This film explores the reinvigoration of domestic apparel production highlighted by interviews with Martha Stewart, Nanette Lepore and Andrew Rosen among other key makers and influencers working in fashion today. Free for First Friday.

National Theatre Live: Of Mice and Men

Jan 4, 2015, 2pm
Whiteman Hall This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship. Of Mice and Men is directed by Tony Award®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circles award winner Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway’s August: Osage County) and features Leighton Meester (Country Strong, Gossip Girl) and Tony Award® winner Jim Norton (The Seafarer). The production was nominated for two Tony Awards®, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Chris O'Dowd.  Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award® nominee Chris O’Dowd (Brides... (View more)

Film Form Series: How to Look at Avant-Garde Cinema

Jan 11, 2015, 1pm
Whiteman Hall Film Program Coordinator Perry Allen explores diverse avant-grade cinema through film excerpts and conversation. Films featured include work by Salvador Dali and Luis Buñuel, Maya Deren, Andy Warhol, Peter Hutton, David Lynch, and Michael Fassbinder. This film is a part of the Film Form/Film Art series. Cost: The lecture is included with general admission and free for Museum Members. 

Film Form Series: Brakhage, Deren, and Anger

Jan 18, 2015, 11am Jan 18, 2015, 2:30pm
Whiteman Hall Three master works of avant-garde cinema, shown in the true, original 16mm format! This film is a part of the Film Form/Film Art series. Dog Star Man (Prelude) by Stan Brakhage: Our program’s first film focuses on the physical object of the celluloid film strip. In this award-winning, experimental epic of biblical proportions, Brakhage employs superimposed cinematography, painting, and various manipulations applied directly to the surface of the film. Meshes of the Afternoon by Maya Deren: Next we look at narrative events. The most common form of cinematic exhibition, Deren manipulates typical narrative by using recurring images and fragmented timelines, as a meditation on experience and memory, domestic banality and v... (View more)

Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadère

Jan 25, 2015, 2pm
Marius Petipa’s choreography, here in a new scenic version by Yuri Grigorovich, is exquisite; the scene known as The Kingdom of the Shades is one of the most celebrated in the history of ballet. Bolshoi principals Svetlana Zakharova and Maria Alexandrova bring the characters of this romantic ballet to life. La Bayadère (the word refers to an Indian temple dancer) is a key work in the classical repertoire and this is a magnificent production. The story of impossible love between Nikiya and Solor is set against the backdrop of a lush, mysterious India. Runtime: 3 hours   $18 Non-Members (includes General Admission) $15 Members

An Evening with Peter Hutton - At Sea

Jan 28, 2015, 7pm
Declared the best avant-garde film of the decade, At Sea is ambitious and profound. A haunting meditation on human progress charting the life-cycle of a colossal container ship from creation through destruction, with a voyage across the Atlantic in between. The film will be screened in its true 16mm format, and will be followed by conversation and audience Q&A with the artist. This film is a part of the Film Form/Film Art series. Peter Hutton’s work is intimate and powerful. It is ethnographic and avant-garde. It speaks of monumental themes in personal terms. Having begun his artistic explorations as a painter, sculptor, and student of the Hudson River School, his work with cinematography and film arts similarly uses landscape as subject. Hutto... (View more)

Film Form Series: Marker and Mekas

Feb 8, 2015, 11am Feb 8, 2015, 2:30pm
Whiteman Hall Cinematic consciousness. A language of pictures and sounds, moving picture poetry. Two of film history’s most important experimental works. Sans Soleil by Chris Marker (Runtime - 103 mins): A free-form travelogue that documents the artist’s journeys from Africa to Japan; a visual tapestry that presents complex queries about time, memory, and the rapid advancement of life on this planet. Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania by Jonas Mekas (Runtime - 88 mins): A three-part film made up of diaristic footage, shot during the artist’s first years in America 1950-1953, a visit to his home town in Lithuania in 1971, and a visit to a Viennese suburb where he spent a year in forced labor during the war. Shown in... (View more)

National Theatre Live: JOHN

Feb 22, 2015, 2pm
Whiteman Hall JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+. Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre. DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards. The company’s new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience. Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John.   What emerged was a story tha... (View more)

Film Form Series: Eraserhead

Mar 1, 2015, 1pm
Whiteman Hall   Avant-garde meets narrative in David Lynch’s 1977 debut feature. With its mesmerizing black-and-white photography, evocative sound design, and enigmatic performance by Jack Nance, this visionary nocturnal odyssey continues to haunt American cinema like no other film. This program culminates our Film Form/Film Art series, as we look forward to an exploration into the “other side” of the American film industry with Trash & Exploitation. Cost: $5 members/$10 non-members. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at door.

National Theatre Live: Treasure Island

Mar 29, 2015, 2pm
Whiteman Hall Suitable for 10 years + Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.   It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins. Cost: $15 Museum Members, students with ID; $18 general admission. Tickets available here. Presented in High Definition and Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. Multi-ticket packages are also available! National Theatre Live at Phoenix Art Museum ... (View more)

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