Five Must-See Movies in Phoenix This January

Categories: Film and TV

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Design Onscreen
January is a dumping ground. Here lie your already failed resolutions, holiday cookie weight, and all the movies that weren't up to December's Oscar-bait snuff. But don't fret. Thanks to a few theaters, museums, and Phoenix-based movie buffs, this month won't be all lost when it comes to moviegoing. Mark your calendar, here are five flicks not to miss.

Contemporary Days:The Designs of Lucienne & Robin Day @ SMoCA Lounge
Of course, you're all too familiar with American design innovators Charles and Ray Eames. That twosome made a splash stateside crafting homes, films, and chairs. But across the pond, another pair, Robin and Lucienne Day, made their own waves with abstract-inspired textiles and utilitarian designs.

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To glimpse that duo's career and impact, head to SMoCA Lounge on Thursday, January 10, at 7:30 p.m. That's when No Festival Required will present a screening of the documentary Contemporary Days:The Designs of Lucienne & Robin Day. Tickets are $7.

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters @ Phoenix Art Museum
Photographer Gregory Crewdson is known for his carefully staged scenes of slightly surreal life. Peeking into lives of imagined characters is Crewdson's M.O., but the lens is turned toward the artist in the documentary Brief Encounters. Director Ben Shapiro shot the film over ten years with Crewdson, gaining intimate access to the photographer's creative process.

Three 1 p.m. screenings take place Friday, January 11, through Sunday, January 13, at Phoenix Art Museum. General admission is $10; members pay $7.

Location Info


SMoCA Lounge

7374 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Pollack Tempe Cinemas

1825 E. Elliot Road, Tempe, AZ

Category: Film


815 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

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