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Phoenix Art Museum announces new film series and fall screenings for 2023

Sep, 29, 2023

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Phoenix Art Museum announces new film series and fall screenings for 2023

PHOENIX (September 29, 2023) – Phoenix Art Museum has announced a new monthly film series titled Now Showing that will allow visitors to connect to the PhxArt Collection and exhibitions through new and classic films from local and global filmmakers. Beginning in October 2023, PhxArt will offer monthly film and simulcast screenings presented in Whiteman Hall. Screenings include Tokyo Story, National Theatre Live: Frankenstein, and much more. More information and tickets are available here.

Now Showing: 8 ½
October 4, 2023 | 6 pm
Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a movie director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. Director Federico Fellini’s 8½ (Otto e mezzo) turns one man’s artistic crisis into an epic of the cinema. An early working title for was The Beautiful Confusion, and Fellini’s masterpiece is exactly that: a shimmering dream, a circus, and a magic act. Not Rated. Estimated runtime: 2.3 h. Tickets are available here.

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein
October 22, 2023 | 1 pm
Bewildered and alone, Frankenstein’s creature is cast out into a hostile universe. Faced with cruelty everywhere he goes, the increasingly desperate and vengeful creature is determined to track down his creator. Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller bring this thrilling and disturbing classic tale back to life, captured live on stage in 2011. Rated R. Estimated runtime: 2 h. Tickets are available here.

Now Showing: Koyaanisqatsi
November 15, 2023 | 6 pm
Koyaanisqatsi captures natural landscapes and elemental forces, showing viewers the heavy toll that modern technology is having on humans and the earth. Containing neither dialogue, nor a vocalized narration, the film’s tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and exceptional music by American composer Philip Glass. Not Rated. Estimated runtime: 1.2 h. Tickets are available here.

National Theatre Live: Good
November 19, 2023 | 1 pm
As the world faces its Second World War, John Halder, a good, intelligent German professor, finds himself pulled into a movement with unthinkable consequences. David Tennant (BBC’s Doctor Who) makes an anticipated return to the West End in a blistering reimagining of one of Britain’s most powerful political plays. Rated: R. Estimated runtime: 3 h. Tickets are available here.

Now Showing: Tokyo Story
December 13, 2023 | 6 pm
A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo Story is the crowning achievement of unparalleled director Yasujiro Ozu. The film, which follows an aging couple’s journey to visit their grown children in bustling postwar Japan, surveys the rich and complex world of family life with delicacy and incisive perspective on social mores. Featuring performances from Ozu regulars Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara, Tokyo Story plumbs and deepens the director’s recurring theme of generational conflict. Not Rated. Estimated runtime: 2.1 h. Tickets are available here.

National Theatre Live: Hamlet
December 17, 2023 | 1 pm
Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, Doctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Rated: R. Estimated runtime: 4 h. Tickets are available here.

For more information about films at Phoenix Art Museum, contact the Communications Office of Phoenix Art Museum at 602.257.2117 or For high-resolution images, click here.

National Theatre Live screenings are made possible are made possible by the Angela and Leonard Singer Endowment for Performing Arts. Films@PhxArt is made possible by Fit Via Vi Films.  

About Phoenix Art Museum
Since 1959, Phoenix Art Museum has provided millions of guests with access to world-class art and experiences in an effort to ignite imaginations, create meaningful connections, and serve as a brave space for all people who wish to experience the transformative power of art. Located in Phoenix’s Central Corridor, the Museum is a vibrant destination for the visual arts and the largest art museum in the southwestern United States. Each year, more than 300,000 guests engage with critically acclaimed national and international exhibitions and the Museum’s collection of more than 20,000 works of American and Western American, Asian, European, Latin American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design. The Museum also presents a comprehensive film program, live performances, and educational programs designed for visitors of all ages, along with vibrant photography exhibitions made possible through the Museum’s landmark partnership with the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. To learn more about Phoenix Art Museum, visit, or call 602.257.1880.

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