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ASU Project Humanities has received funds from Arizona Humanities (formerly The Arizona Humanities Council) to expand public programming. With this funding, Project Humanities is able to offer a variety of film screenings and workshops that bring people together to promote the idea of talking, listening and connecting.
The 2014 Phoenix Film Festival is having its opening night premiere on April 3 at Harkins Scottsdale 101. In addition to screening films, the festival will include Geek Day, Kid’s Day, and numerous other events. This seven-day-long festival is being helmed by Jason Carney, executive director of the Phoenix Film Foundation. Carney recently spoke with the Ahwatukee Foothills News to discuss the significance of this annual celebration embracing the art of film.
It takes a lot for a film based on a video game to impress a crowd these days, given the dazzling advancements in gaming technology. But "Need for Speed," based on the hit EA Entertainment racing game that's sold 150 million units, could now drive some of that success toward the box office.
(L-R) Musician Jamie James, actor Harry Dean Stanton, director Sophie Huber, and producer Chiemi Karasawa attend the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival Premiere Of "Harry Dean Stanton" held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
FILE - This Nov. 15, 2007 file photo shows Craig Zadan, left, and Neil Meron, producers of the film "Hairspray" at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's in Santa Barbara, Calif. Meron, who is producing the Oscar show for the second time with partner Craig Zadan, hopes a careful blend of secrecy and teasing, topped with some of the tightest races in recent Oscar memory, makes the 86th Academy Awards a lure for viewers far and wide. The Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File)
The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival returns Feb. 9-23 for its 18th year of giving movie lovers throughout the Valley the opportunity to experience firsthand the richness of Jewish culture and tradition.
Over the weekend the Desert Vista High School Chamber Orchestra attended the 75th anniversary of the Arizona Music Educators Associations (AMEA), where 15 students were able to perform during the prestigious banquet.
A Senate panel took steps Wednesday to help ensure that the next Hollywood film featuring Arizona is actually filmed in this state.
More than 100 dancers from all over the map applied to perform in this weekend’s Breaking Ground festival in Tempe. Fewer than one fifth of them made the cut for the production, a project of Carley Conder, head of accomplished local troupe CONDER/dance and part of the family behind longtime East Valley studio Jeanne’s School of Dance. Here, Conder gives GetOut readers an inside take on the show and her locally famous grandmother.
HERE: Workshop on how to recognize elder abuse Jan. 24
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Lori Cairns knows what it’s like to receive a disappointing diagnosis about the mental health of her toddler. She also knows it’s possible to overcome that diagnosis. Now, through a new documentary, she’s sharing her story of hope and success.
New York • Hollywood may be hoping for a little less drama in 2014.
Firsthand accounts of the most successful uprising and mass breakout from a Nazi extermination camp during World War II will be showcased in Take A Stand: Resistance & Survival on Saturday at Chandler Center for the Arts.
’Twas the afternoon of Christmas and all through the house, presents were opened and appetites doused. Get away from the mess and out on the town; these are the places fun can be found.
Ever since it took home the coveted Palme d’Or at Cannes (the festival’s top honor) in May, “Blue is the Warmest Color” has been heating up the conversation among film critics and aficionados alike.
Ahwatukee resident Alex Thomas recently won an award at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Emmys for his short film, “The Mutable Life of Oscar Clark.”
It's not unusual for your average 77-year-old man to lose some hearing in one ear.
Halloween has always been a time for people to go door-to-door decked out in their best costumes to receive the most amount of candy they can.
HERE: Welcome new Pecos Senior Center supervisor Oct. 28
The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF) is the recipient of three community grants based in three different municipalities for its 2013-2014 season. The city of Chandler, the city of Scottsdale, and the West Valley Arts Council awarded the GPJFF grants ranging from $1,250 to $2,000. Each grant corresponds to one of the three geographic locations where the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival screens its films every February.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sandra Bullock says making the lost-in-space movie "Gravity" with director Alfonso Cuaron was "the best life decision I think I ever made."
Phoenix’s flagship art venue will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month beginning in September with a film festival, salsa music and two compelling exhibitions.
Director Brian De Palma and actress Rachel McAdams attend the premiere for "Passion" at The Elgin Theatre during the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in Toronto.
The Desert Vista Black Box Theater was the inspiration for three recent grads who decided to start their own production company and take their dreams from ideas to actual stories told through film.
In “You’re Next,” Barbara Crampton plays quite possibly the smartest person in the history of slasher flicks. Not more than 10 minutes into the picture, her character hears a strange noise coming from upstairs. Her initial reaction is to immediately get out of the house and drive away. That’s it. Movie’s over. Goodnight, everybody!