See the World Summer Stay-Cation Film Festival

Jul 16, 2016, 11am
The best summer getaway is right in your own backyard! Phoenix Art Museum invites you to sit back, relax and explore the world through cinema, no road-trip or plane tickets needed. With a lineup of three independent films exploring themes of perspectives of social justice, political resistance and cultural identity (Big Mountain, Diné Bikéyah); mysticism, tradition, and the fantasy of celebrity (Recommended by Enrique); obsession, passion and the unrealized dream (Persistence of Vision), the See the World Summer Stay-cation Film Festival will broaden your scope of reality (and film) without having to leave Phoenix. SCHEDULE: 11am: Big Mountain, Diné Bikéyah (run-time 75 minutes) 1pm: Recommended by Enrique (run-time... (View more)

Contemporary Forum 2016 Summer Film Festival: How to Steal a Million

Jul 20, 2016, 6:30pm
How to Steal a Million is a romantic heist comedy featuring Audrey Hepburn (Nicole) and Peter O’Toole (Simon) about a woman who must steal a statue from a museum to help conceal her father’s art forgeries. Nicole’s father, a highly-skilled art forger and legendary “art collector”, lends his renowned Cellini Venus to a Paris museum. He soon discovers that the statue was sculpted by Nicole’s grandfather, another well-known art forger. Before technical examinations are completed that would prove the Cellini Venus was a forgery, Nicole enlists the services of “society burglar”, Simon, to steal back the million-dollar statue before her father gets caught and sent to prison. This film screening is free and ope... (View more)

Contemporary Forum 2016 Summer Film Festival: Art and Craft

Aug 17, 2016, 6:30pm
Join us for the free Contemporary Forum Summer Film Series. This summer features two exciting films offered free and open to the public, both of which weave fascinating stories of art and forgery. The second film of the series, Art and Craft, explores the life of prolific American art forger, Mark Landis. Landis’s body of work spans 30 years, and covers multiple styles and periods such as fifteenth-century icons, Pablo Picasso, and even Walt Disney. Landis isn’t in it for the money and donates his forgeries to museums across the country. In 2007, he is caught after duping Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, who sets out to expose Landis and his philanthropic obsessions to the art world, and in doin... (View more)

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