Many people -- mostly Californians who we wish would move back to California -- bitch and moan that Phoenix is a stagnant pool of algae, artistically speaking. We can't argue with that, so when something like the Scottsdale Film Festival comes along to stir up the scum, please quit your yapping and support it. Oh, and while we're at it, please stop jabbering on your cell phone. Our mini-Telluride does bring some much-needed culture to town, and this year's edition features 16 flicks from around the globe. One of the highlights is Cinerama Adventure, a documentary about the groundbreaking Hollywood movie craze of the ´50s and ´60s.
Oct. 5-9, 2007