Five Must-See Arts and Culture Events This Week

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Thursday, November 15: 2012 Filmstock Film Festival @ Tempe Pollack Cinemas
The short film isn't just a fun-sized snack to whet your appetite for a feature-length meal. It can be the expertly delivered one-inch punch that's powerful all on its own. The 2012 Filmstock Film Festival puts up its dukes to maximize the mini-movies on Thursday, November 15.

Since 2009, the locally-based Filmstock Film Festival has celebrated the art of the short film. While the fest has expanded its palette to include filmmakers from all over, Arizona-based productions are still in the spotlight. Chief among them: Paint Life Beautiful, Brandon Branard and Mark Susan's 2012 documentary that traces the life of artist and B-boy Joseph "Sentrock" Perez from his formative years in West Phoenix through his last summer in the valley before leaving to attend art school in Chicago. Price: $15 -- Jose Gonzalez

Sue Chenoweth, "Pulled Out in an Iron Bucket", 2011, gouache, acrylic, ink, graphite, Letraset , flocked paper, copper and Pantone paper on paper, 80 x 80 inches / 203.2 x 203.2 cm.
Friday, November 16: "Sue Chenoweth: Real and Applied" @ Modified Arts
For five weeks, Sue Chenoweth lived and breathed creative culture in Rio de Janeiro. In 2012 the artist was chosen to participate in the abroad arts residency, sponsored by the Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Arts, and reveals her work created abroad this November at Modified Arts, 407 East Roosevelt Street.

Chenoweth is a painter who describes her work as a spiritual process: "I have to fall into an abyss of unknowing to get to a new place of understanding." She's shown in galleries and museums throughout Phoenix and across the United States, but her upcoming exhibition, titled "Sue Chenoweth: Real and Applied," is the painter's first international solo show.

The work she created in Rio was on view at Largo das Artes Gallery from August through September of 2012. It will travel to Phoenix for a Third Friday opening on November 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. and a panel discussion on Saturday, December 1. -- Claire Lawton

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