Wiz Kids

Before Google Glass, there was the Power Glove. The wearable Nintendo controller is practically a supporting character in The Wizard, the 1989 film screening Saturday, June 15, in conjunction with the Phoenix Art Museum’s exhibit "The Art of the Video Games."

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Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Category: Museums

Region: Central Phoenix

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Corey (played by Fred Savage) jets from his broken home to break out his just-institutionalized little brother and Nintendo Entertainment System genius, Jimmy. On the run, they encounter Haley (a 13-year-old Jenny Lewis; yes, the singer-songwriter) who hips them to a video game contest in L.A. with a $50,000 prize. The flick is enjoyable as an ironic cult classic even though it progresses as predictably as you’d expect a feature-length Nintendo commercial to play out. See The Wizard at the 1625 North Central Avenue, at 2 p.m. The screening is free with general admission ($15 for adults) to the museum. Call 602-257-1222 or see www.phxart.org.


Sat., June 15, 2 p.m., 2013
 
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