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Still from The Proposal, a film by Jill Magid Steve Weiss loves film, and he loves architecture. He also loves Arizona. So, it’s only natural that Weiss would get around to launching the Arizona Architectural Film Showcase. The all-day series presents three indie documentaries on architectural themes on Saturday, April 22; two of them during the day at Phoenix Center for the Arts Third Street Theater, and a third as an outdoor screening that evening...

Little Women—There have been multiple screen adaptations of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, and all of them have their merits. Katherine Hepburn seemed born to play heroine Jo March in George Cukor’s 1933 film, and Elizabeth Taylor seemed born to play Amy in Mervyn LeRoy’s 1949 rendering. For my money, the best, most balanced and beautiful version yet was Gillian Armstrong’s, from 1994, with Winona Ryder’s best performance ever as Jo, and a luminous Claire...

1. Firestorm Film Festival – May 2
Arizona Christian University Communication majors will show an original screenplay during this third annual festival. This is a chance to financially support their talents as well as celebrate their achievements as each student has written and directed their own short film. Free. 7-10 p.m. The Picture Show in Paradise Valley Mall, 4568 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix,


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