It's a new and bittersweet thing to have a show not only go from an homage to a homage and memorial, but also sell out. The Saturday April 20th film screening of "Paolo Soleri: Beyond Form" is sold out, but we just got news for another chance to see the film...from SMoCA...
JUST IN! 2 new additional screenings of "Paolo Soleri, Beyond Form" on Sunday, April 28 at 1:30p & 3:30p in the SMoCA Lounge! Tickets are $7.00(plus service charge) at the Performing Arts Box Office:[masked]-TKTS (8587) or online here: http://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/smoca-events.php
April 28 is the LAST DAY of SMoCA's exhibition "Paolo Soleri: Mesa City to Arcosanti" and we are offering FREE Museum Admission to the public to honor Dr. Soleri's memory. Assistant Curator Claire C. Carter will give a brief exhibition tour & talk at 3:00p.
It's a wonderful story of a truly original artist, architect and Arizona dreamer. I think it will also quickly sell, so be sure to get your seats asap.
I'm also going to give you early notice that our next "Building Community Cinema" FREE screening will be outdoors again, this time Thursday April 25, 8pm at "The Lot: What Should Go Here?", a community space just West of the Monorchid Building, at the Northeast corner of 2nd Street and Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix. The film, "Grown In Detroit", is a fascinating look at one effort to revitalize the struggling Motor City while providing support and job skills to teenage mothers and expectant mothers. The film is very poetic and beautifully shot and told. Showing a film about revitalized empty lots in an urban environment IN a formerly empty lot in an urban environment, that's how BCC rolls! Thanks to Butler Housing Company and Phoenix Revitalization Corporation for their sponsorship of this year's series.
Next week I'll send out the full notice. You can see the trailer here and vist the website for more background:
Finally, the nice folks at The Downtown Devil, a web publication created by ASU Downtown Cronkite School students, did a really nice story on NFR and me. I feel it's the most comprehensive article on NFR in quite a while, and I thank them for it. I even get to say what I really feel about bad movies.
Thanks folks, hope you can make these upcoming screenings!