No Festival Required presents “Films for Thinkers” Film Series – Electric Signs

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Margaret T. Hance Park, Phoenix AZ

No Festival Required - Electric SignsFebruary 4, 2015
Doors at 6:30pm
Show at 7:00pm

$6 in advance
$7 at the door
$6 for students

No Festival Required, with the help of sponsorship and the participation by Phoenix Center for the Arts, will launch a new community engagement film series on Wednesday February 4th that we boldly call FILMS FOR THINKERS! (Films courtesy Icarus Films).
Tickets $6.00 advance, $7.00 door ($6.00 door for students with i.d.)-Doors open 1/2 hour before show time
ELECTRIC SIGNS, a film by Alice Arnold… New screen-based sign systems are putting TV-style advertising into the public domain in cities around the globe. These electronic signs are re-shaping urban environments and re-defining areas of public space by intensifying the commercialization of the public sphere.
The filmmakers traveled around the world to collect footage of electronic signs and media facades from cities on four continents. The film captures the beauty and excitement of these illuminated signs while examining their messages, and looks at city life from many perspectives, so as to capture the intensification of urban life amidst the vast spaces beneath the skyscrapers.
“Electric Signs provides an incisive guide to the seductive blight of the increasingly ubiquitous intrusions of public space by blinding private media. This hallucinatory landscape is at once a terrible sublime and a numbingly coercive condition that affects us all in ways we only begin to understand. The film lucidly unpacks the transformation of the city by this synesthetic tsumami and points to grave dangers ahead.” —Michael Sorkin, Director of the Graduate Urban Design Program at the City College of New York
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