PHX Film Collective

Bringing Essential Cinema to Phoenix


PHX Film Collective is a group of film fans dedicated to bringing culturally relevant cinema to Central Phoenix. We partner with local businesses to put on screenings of classics, independent, foreign and art house cinema in interesting locations. Our goal is to eventually open an independent non-profit movie theatre to serve the Central Phoenix community.




Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing"

AT CHANGING HANDS PHOENIX - Saturday, August 18 at 7:30pm

Spike Lee’s new movie “BlacKkKlansman” looked amazing even before it won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Better still, its release this August is as good an excuse as any to revisit the film that brought Spike Lee to the mainstream in 1989, “Do the Right Thing.”

It’s as remarkable now as it was then. It is, on the one hand, a quintessential New York film, painting in vibrant hues a 24-hour portrait of the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn on the hottest day of the summer. That heat is both literal and metaphorical, with racial tensions building to an explosive finale as the mercury rises around a white-owned pizza shop in a black neighborhood. As with Lee's best work, the film shies away from pat explanation and easy answers and remains essential viewing in a racially divided America.

Join us for a viewing of this modern classic with an introduction and post-film discussion by Dr. Keon McGuire and Dr. Meskerem Glegziabher of Arizona State University. Dr. McGuire is an assistant professor in Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and his research examines how race, gender, and religion inform the everyday lives of racially minoritized communities. Dr. Glegziabher is a postdoc for outreach and community engagement at Arizona State University’s School of Human Evolution & Social Change where she works with members of historically marginalized communities to highlight their experiences and narratives through programing and events.

Rated R.  2 hrs.