Film and TV

What Are You Watching, Steve Weiss?

Steve Weiss is definitely a name to know in the Phoenix film scene, but the local indie programmer says he's no film buff.

Instead of seeing films through traditional outlets like theaters, Netflix, or getting them through ubiquitous Red Boxes, Weiss says his job requires him to dig through boxes of VHS, mini DVs, and other archaic formats.

"When you program -- and especially when you program shorts and you don't want to throw anything out -- what ends up happening is you just gather stuff," he says. "It is very hard to take somebody's film and pitch it."

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Tasha Khan
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