Upcoming Screenings

Arizona Opera and No Festival Required present

Rediscovered Voices Film Festival: films to complement the Arizona Opera production of “Arizona Lady”

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Calamity Jane (1953) Directed by David Bulter, featuring Doris Day and Howard Keel.

Tuesday October 13, 7pm
Arizona Opera
1636 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 266-7464

Free Screening! Please go to http://www.azopera.org/ to reserve your seat!

Doris Day is at her best as the roughest, toughest, rootin’-tootin’ gal of the Wild West, riding, roping and shooting her way through a jamboree of action and hit songs. Howard Keel is her on-again, off-again paramour Wild Bill Hickok, who only begins to realize his feelings for her when she makes a stab at being more “feminine.”

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This classic Warner Bros. musical features a Sammy Fain-Paul Francis Webster score, including the Oscar-winning song, “Secret Love.”

Running time -101 minutes

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Arizona Opera and No Festival Required present

Rediscovered Voices Film Festival: films that complement the Arizona Opera production of “Arizona Lady”.

Cowgirls: Portrait of the American Ranch Woman-Directed by Nancy Kelly

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 Thursday October 15, 7pm

Arizona Opera

1636 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 266-7464

 Free Screening! Please go to http://www.azopera.org/ to reserve your seat!

Pre-film Lecture and Performance

Skype conversation with director Nancy Kelly following screening

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The cowgirls in this documentary are contemporary women aged six to sixty, who ride, rope and tough out the elements just as well as their more famous cowboy counterparts.

The film spans three generations, telling the real life stories of two women and two little girls. It begins with Norma Hapgood of Nevada, a rancher who faces life with a smile and boundless energy. The film then moves to Wyoming, where Melody Harding, age 34, works as the foreman for a large cattle operation. A private, vigorous person, Harding prefers the company of animals to that of people and endures many hours of strenuous ranch work alone. Next we meet two young ranch daughters, Cricket and Nondi Long, ages 9 and 6, who take pride in the strength and abilities they learn on their parents’ ranch in Oregon.

Produced and directed by former cowgirl Nancy Kelly and written by Wyoming ranch daughter Teresa Jordan, COWGIRLS presents inspiring, positive role models for women of all ages from every type of background. The film is about women who are living their own dream come true existences and inspires both men and women to pursue their dreams.

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Arizona Opera and No Festival Required present

Latin American Cultural Film Festival: films to complement the Arizona Opera production of “Florencia En El Amazonas”

 Adios Momo (Goodbye Momo) Directed by Leonardo Recagni

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 Tuesday November 3, 7pm

Arizona Opera

1636 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 266-7464

Free Screening! Please go to http://www.azopera.org to reserve your seat! In Spanish with English subtitles.

Obdulio is an 11-year-old Afro-Uruguayan boy who lives with his grandmother and sells newspapers for a living while he cannot read or write. Obdulio is not interested in going to school until he finds out that the night watchman of the newspaper’s office is a charismatic magical “Maestro” who not only introduces him to the world of literacy but also teaches him the real meaning of life through the lyrics of the “Murgas” (Carnival Pierrots) during the mythical nights of the irreverent and provocative Uruguayan carnival.

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With a poetic nod to Fellini, Leonardo Ricagni uses the carnival atmosphere to transport the viewer to a magical place where realism and surrealism live side by side in Uruguay—and what a wonderful place to be. With sweeping directorial vision and gorgeously shot with rich, vibrant colors, A DIOS MOMO achieves a rich visual and spiritual sensibility unparalleled today. – Shaz Bennett AFI Fest 2005

Running time -100 minutes

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Arizona Opera and No Festival Required present

Latin American Cultural Film Festival: films to complement the Arizona Opera production of “Florencia En El Amazonas”

Butterflies: A Very British Obsession- Directed by Simon Bell

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Thursday November 5, 7pm

Arizona Opera

1636 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 266-7464

Free Screening! Please go to http://www.azopera.org/ to reserve your seat!

Wildlife documentary featuring the fascinating lives of Britain’s beautiful butterflies filmed in exquisite detail, and also a celebration of their enduring appeal to the British people.

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Butterfly-costumed carnival-goers dance at Notting Hill, street artist Nick Walker uses their image to brighten bare city walls, burlesque dancer Vicky Butterfly recreates butterfly dances and at Britain’s biggest tattoo convention women reveal their butterfly tattoos.

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Britain’s butterflies have never been so threatened, three quarters are in decline. A search for butterflies leads to some of the most beautiful parts of Britain. It opens up the intriguing possibility that a passion for butterflies could help us preserve the landscapes that we love.

Running time -59 minutes

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