Five Must-See Movies This July in Metro Phoenix

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Fully Awake: Black Mountain College That many graduates from experimental North Carolina college Black Mountain grew into acclaimed and influential artists is no coincidence. The now-closed school was founded as an interdisciplinary, progressive liberal arts program, and became known for not only its out-there ways (for example, students didn't have to attend class) but also its notable alumni and such esteemed lecturers as Josef Albers, Merce Cunningham, and John Cage. Although it was only open for 24 years, the college's impact on art and art education in America is apparent and explored in the documentary Fully Awake.

No Festival Required presents the film at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in conjunction with the exhibition "Learning to See: Josef Albers and the Interaction of Color." Tickets are $7.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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