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The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Flagstaff premiere of "Mary Shelley"—starring Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth and Tom Sturridge—on Wednesday, June 13 as part of the festival's monthly Flagstaff Cinema Series. There will be one screening of the film at 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Flagstaff 16 Theatres.

Shelley's greatest love inspired her darkest creation and she will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley—and the creation of her immortal monster—is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. 

A representative from the NAU Philosophy Department and Philosophy in the Public Interest will lead a discussion following the film screening. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members ($8 for full-time students), and will be available starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Harkins lobby. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 928-282-1177 or online at www.SedonaFilmFestival.org

Community Film Night to support local radio station 

The Orpheum Theater will be hosting a fundraising event for Radio Sunnyside KSZN 101.5 FM Flagstaff, by way of its Community Film Night. The film, “Radio Unnameable” will be shown on Thursday, June 14, from 6-9 p.m. and proceeds will benefit Radio Sunnyside, Flagstaff’s only all-volunteers community radio station.

“Radio Unnameable”, a film by Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson, places legendary radio personality, Bob Fass at its center. The film tells the story of this groundbreaking New York disc jockey, whose innovative use of the airwaves informed, entertained and encouraged dialogue among listeners. Fass’s program is and was entirely free form, there’s no telling what might happen next. It is also a place to hear music, conversations with artists and activists, audio experiments, and where the average listener can discuss local and international issues--from problems with landlords in the Bronx to the war in Afghanistan. Bob Fass’s goal was to create a participatory democracy on the air, utilizing community as an organizing tool, working with listeners to stage protests and events, such as the 1967 “Sweep-In” where listeners gathered to clean up a Lower East Side block during a garbage strike.

From the beginning, major cultural figures have dropped by the studio to perform, take calls and engage in the program’s spontaneity. The list of notables who’ve appeared includes: Bob Dylan, Abbie Hoffman, Allen Ginsberg, Joni Mitchell, Yoko Ono, Muddy Waters, Timothy Lear, and many more. The film showcases these appearances alongside current sounds that Fass champions.

"Radio Unnameable" is a visual and aural collage that pulls from Bob Fass’s immense archive of audio from his program, film, photographs, and video that has been sitting dormant until now.

Tickets are $8.50 and available at the Orpheum Box Office, Rainbow's End (Flagstaff and Cottonwood), and Orpheumflagstaff.com.

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