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Phoenix Film Collective: Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

PHOENIX | 7:30-9:30PM SATURDAY, JULY 14

 
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Changing Hands Phoenix joins the Phoenix Film Collective, a group of film fans dedicated to bringing culturally relevant cinema to Central Phoenix, to share movie-going experiences with other film buffs.

Tonight's inaugural event is a screening of Stanley Kubrick's 1964 classic, Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

Dr. Strangelove stars the incomparable Peter Sellers in three roles: RAF Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, President of the United States Merkin Muffley, and the titular mad scientist. It also features a manic performance from George C. Scott as General Buck Turgidson, Sterling Hayden as Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper, and Slim Pickens as Major 'King' Kong.

Since the dissolution of the Cold War, Dr. Strangelove has been easy to laugh at from a safe distance. How is the experience of watching it altered under the looming specter of actual nuclear war? Join us and find out, even if you already have the DVD sitting on your shelf. We guarantee the gallows humor will go down easier with a cold pint and a friendly shoulder to cry on. More »

 

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THURSDAY, JULY 12
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime in each lively session. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, July 19, and 26. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | JUSTIN A. CAMPBELL | CONFESSIONS OF AN INNER-CITY TEACHER | The Urban Connection Project's Founder and CEO, Justin A. Campbell, discusses his book illustrating the effect educators could have on students when preparation and passion mix. From the author: "Our universities and colleges do a great job at providing general education, but there is no way for them to prepare you for every school, neighborhood, region or state you step foot in. I taught in one of the poorest districts in the nation and had an amazing experience. There were many things I did well starting off; however, there were also countless opportunities for growth. Learn from my successes, failures and encounters as I share my story with confidence that it will help you and your students to be successful." More »

FRIDAY, JULY 13
7pm | TEMPE | FRIDAY POETRY | DAVID AND ROBERTA CHORLTON | ARIA: MUSIC MARRIES POETRY | Violinist Roberta Chorlton plays Kenji Bunch's Aria and joins husband David Chorlton as he reads his El Amor Ecologico, a poem placing Manuel de Falla's music for El Amor Brujo in the context of the global ecological crisis. She also adds her own musical dimension to his Night Upon Night, a poem written for this occasion. David Chorlton will feature his book Devil's Sonata. Open reading follows. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | STORYLINE | "LUCK" | 10 STORYTELLERS. 6 MINUTES. 1 WINNER. Sign up on TheStoryline.org to tell a story. Eight names will be drawn from the Electronic Hat and posted the weekend before on the TheStoryline.org SLAM lineup page. Two more names will be drawn at the beginning of the show. Ten tellers will then have 6 minutes each to share a story based on the theme "Luck." Five members of the audience will be the judges and the story with the most points at the end of the show receives a $30 cash prize. Cost: $6 in advance, $8 at the door. Registration at 602.274.0067 or online. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 14
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: BRUCE THE BEAR | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with the popular children's book character Bruce the Bear, from the bestselling Mother Bruce series by Ryan T. Higgins. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | Mystic Journeyz with Suzi Coggins. "Your Angels Are Waiting." Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: mysticjourneyz.com.
7:30-9:30pm | PHOENIX | FILM SCREENING | PHOENIX FILM COLLECTIVE | Changing Hands Phoenix joins the Phoenix Film Collective, a group of film fans dedicated to bringing culturally relevant cinema to Central Phoenix, to share movie-going experiences with other film buffs. Tonight's inaugural event is a screening of Stanley Kubrick's 1964 classic Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Since the dissolution of the Cold War, Dr. Strangelove has been easy to laugh at from a safe distance. How is the experience of watching it altered under the looming specter of actual nuclear war? Join us and find out, even if you already have the DVD sitting on your shelf. We guarantee the gallows humor will go down easier with a cold pint and a friendly shoulder to cry on. Cost: $8. Registration online. More »

SUNDAY, JULY 15
2-4pm | TEMPE | TAROT CARD READING EXCHANGE WITH SUZI COGGINS | Have you learned how to read tarot cards but have no one to read for? Do your family and friends roll their eyes when you pull out your cards? Join Suzi Coggins for a reading exchange in a judgment-free zone with like-minded people. She'll showcase one deck and a few cards and describe what they mean to her. Attendees will then break into couples or small groups and give mini readings to each other, then regroup for the second half with new partners. If you love or collect tarot cards or angels cards, this is the community for you! Cost: $10. Registration at 480.730.0205 or online. More »

MONDAY, JULY 16
7pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | OFF THE CUFF COMEDY IMPROV SHOW | The local comedy troupe visits to perform an interactive, high-energy, family-friendly show created from audience suggestions in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway? More »

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
7pm | PHOENIX | ROBERT MCWHIRTER | "THE CONSTITUTION AND DONALD J. TRUMP" | Attorney Robert McWhirter, an award-winning author and Bill of Rights expert, leads a discussion on "The Constitution and Donald J. Trump." As Trump claims to "make America great again," he finds himself repeatedly bumping up against the greatest charter of government on earth: The United States Constitution. Tonight, attorney and Bill of Rights expert Robert McWhirter leads a presentation and question-and-answer session about what the Constitution really says about what Trump wants to do. Copies of McWhirter's book Bills, Quills, and Stills will be available. More »

THURSDAY, JULY 19
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime in each lively session. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursday, July 26. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 21
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE | Teens meet to discuss Tomi Adeyemi's instant #1 New York Times bestseller Children of Blood and Bone. More »
5-6:30pm | PHOENIX | SAFWAT SALEEM | "CONCERNED BUT POWERLESS" RECEPTION | Changing Hands Bookstore and R. Pela Contemporary Art gallery host a reception celebrating local artist and longtime friend of the bookstore Safwat Saleem's show "Concerned but Powerless" offering the artist's satirical artwork about adversity that combines several media to create multimedia storytelling experiences. "Using humor as one of the key ingredients allows me to design works that are approachable," Saleem says. "The levity is a crucial starting point for discussions about issues of race, identity, religion and stereotypes — topics that are important to me as a Pakistani-American." R. Pela Contemporary Art is a curatorial project that presents exhibitions by local artists in galleries throughout Arizona. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | James R. Betz offers advice on life, relationships, and career choices. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: 602.840.2222.


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