January/February Events 2014

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FILM FESTIVAL @ PVCC

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Winners

“Character” (Holland, R; 122 min)

The theme of this year’s festival is Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Winners.  The films chosen represent some of the best films from Iran, South Africa,   Argentina, Germany, Holland, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Japan.   As we’ve done in the past, we will also present the work of a new filmmaker with a screening of Alan Tongret’s And Paint the Sky on March 19, 2014.  Admission to all of the films is FREE!

A ruthless court bailiff is found dead, and a young lawyer, his son, is the prime suspect. Told in a series of flashbacks, what unfolds is the young man’s life story of his strained relationship with his mother, of his strong desire to make a better life for himself, and of his obsessive battle of wills with his estranged father.

 

FILM FESTIVAL @ PVCC

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Winners

“Kolya” (Czech Republic, PG-13; 105 min)

The theme of this year’s festival is Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Winners.  The films chosen represent some of the best films from Iran, South Africa,   Argentina, Germany, Holland, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Japan.   As we’ve done in the past, we will also present the work of a new filmmaker with a screening of Alan Tongret’s And Paint the Sky on March 19, 2014.  Admission to all of the films is FREE!

A concert cellist, and a confirmed bachelor and a lady’s man, in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia must make ends meet by playing at funerals and painting tombstones. To make some quick money, he agrees to marry a Russian woman so that she can get her Czech papers. When she ends up fleeing with her lover to West Germany, he finds himself the sole guardian of his precocious ‘stepson’, Kolya.

 

UNION32 JAZZ FESTIVAL

Friday & Saturday, February 7-8, 2014 at 7:30pm

Friday featuring Running From Bears, Odd Man Out and the PVCC Faculty Jazz Ensemble and Saturday featuring Grammy Nominated Original Jazz group KNEEBODY.  Advance Ticket prices:  $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 students, $8 child – 273 seats – general admission. Create a package:  Early Bird Special – $10 for each concert – prior to January 1st…Purchase tickets for both nights and receive $2.25 off each ticket.  Tickets will be $5 more at the door.

 

FILM FESTIVAL @ PVCC

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Winners

“No Man’s Land” (Bosnia, R; 98 min)

The theme of this year’s festival is Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Winners.  The films chosen represent some of the best films from Iran, South Africa,   Argentina, Germany, Holland, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Japan.   As we’ve done in the past, we will also present the work of a new filmmaker with a screening of Alan Tongret’s And Paint the Sky on March 19, 2014.  Admission to all of the films is FREE!

During the Bosnia-Serbia War, two wounded enemies are trapped in a trench in the no man’s land between their lines. Things get complicated when another wounded Bosnian can’t be moved because a landmine is beneath him. The U.N. reluctantly gets involved as does the media.  Can a peaceful solution and rescue be achieved or are all three destined to die in no man’s land?

 

PVCC Student Directed One Acts and Full Length Play

Relationship Status: A Night at the One Acts playing
February 19-23, 2014
Beyond Therapy written by Christopher Durang playing February 28-March 2, 2014
Would be Heroes directed by Nathan Beard:  Two fake super heroes accidently get in over their head when they capture a girl, trying to save her.
The Happiest Day of Your Life directed by Anya Bregman:  It’s the wedding day for this lovely pair, will wedding day jitters get the best of them?
The Horror directed by Precious Chapman:  Two theatre workers tell three different horror stories, that all come together.
Spotlight directed by Chris Krisher:  An introverted engineer has to deal with three actors and their quest to get cast in West Side Story.
Geno and the Lamp directed by Kevin Krisher:  A lady suffering from a bad breakup meets a genie who changes her life.

Poison” directed by Michael Workman:  The story of a man confronting another man that he has been accidently poisoning for years.
“Beyond Therapy” directed by Jessica Florez:  This three act play is about two crazy people who meet each other online and their common visits to their equally crazy psychiatrists.

All performances are evenings at 7:30p & Sundays at 2:00pm in the Studio Theatre located in Building

M-East.  Tickets:  $8 Adult, $6 Senior, $5 Student .

 

THE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AT PVCC:

As the one of the latest additions to the Valley’s rapidly expanding cultural scene, the Center for the Performing Arts opened to great acclaim in October 2005.  The fully professional theatre is equipped for music, theater and dance productions plus film presentations. In addition, the lobby space serves as an art gallery. The multi-use facility houses student productions, touring acts and educational programs, and is also utilized for instructional purposes. The venue is outfitted with the latest technology and contains state-of-the-art lighting system, sound and audiovisual equipment, as well as an orchestra pit and seating that accommodates approximately 300 patrons.

Email: boxoffice@paradisevalley.edu

Website: www.paradisevalley.edu/cpa

The Center for the Performing Arts is conveniently located at 34th Street and Union Hills at the east end of the campus of Paradise Valley Community College in North Phoenix. Parking is free. For additional information or reservations, please call 602.787.7738 or on the internet at:  www.paradisevalley.edu/cpa.