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Author: Steve Weiss

Films for Thinkers
02 Feb

The Vision Behind Films for Thinkers in Downtown Phoenix

This is a post from Steve Weiss, head organizer of the No Festival Required Independent Film Festival and the upcoming FILMS FOR THINKERS series. This series will be screened in Downtown Phoenix and we are proud to be a sponsor of this great event, helping to encourage community building and thoughtful discussions in our core. If you'd like to be entered to win 2 tickets to the first screening of "Electric Signs" on Wednesday, February 4th, send us a photo capturing an electric sign in your neighborhood that exemplifies light and movement in the city. When I first began No Festival Required, it was to do several things for the Valley. Bring unseen films, screen them in a way that complements the film and pays the filmmakers, and find works that aren't easily forgettable. There is a ton of "polemic" preachy films designed to tell you how to think, but I don't like to show them. Instead, I prefer a strong documentary that starts with a simple premise and elaborates on that premise with arguments and solutions.