Posts Tagged ‘Stephanie Argy’

  • A directing duo known to me

    By Helen Stephenson Picture the old Doublemint commercial: “Two, two, two mints in one!” Not a gum person? Try Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups: “You got your peanut butter on my chocolate!” “You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!” OK. So, you love movies and you love books, right? What if you could squeeze both of them into the same project? Welcome to the creative world of filmmakers Stephanie Argy and Alec Boehm of Mental Slapstick Productions. They’ve embarked on a journey to create an 11-part serial adventure that uses both graphic novels and films to tell the story of Mahoney & Porter, a legendary detective agency circa 1895-1905. At 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Peregrine Book Company, Argy and Boehm unveil the first film in the series, “A Person Known to Me.” They said it’s perfect to have the screening at a bookstore and both are scheduled to attend alongside two actors from the film, Peter and Kaya Wiant. The screening is free, but seating is limited. It’s first come, first seated. This is “one big story, like a serialized Dickens epic,” Argy said. “We’re asking people to follow the story back and forth from books to movies.” Best case scenario, that’s what’ll happen Friday. “We’ve been eager to have conversations with both readers and movie fans to find out ways to make the experience of going back

  • Choice films, choices

    By Helen Stephenson To wit, two completely different films screen in Prescott on Wednesday, Nov. 13. First, the award-winning documentary “People’s Park” screens at 7 p.m. at Prescott College. Director Libbie D. Cohn will be at there for a Q-and-A. Cohn paired with J.P. Sniadecki to create this 78-minute single-shot film made in a public park in Chengdu, China. The film is co-sponsored by the Ecosa Institute, Prescott College, and the Prescott Film Festival. There’s no admission fee, but donations are requested. In a quote from an article in the New York Times, Cohen said that the film was influenced by Chinese scroll paintings, particularly the Song Dynasty-era panorama “Along the River During the Qingming Festival.” From ancient China, we travel to the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, where the college presents a Civil War symposium in honor of the sesquicentennial of the “Gettysburg Address.” The six-day event takes place at Yavapai College’s Prescott and Verde campuses. The college offers live music from the Civil War era by Bobby Horton, lectures by Yavapai College faculty ranging from “Infectious Disease During the American Civil War,” by biology professor Paul Evans,” to “Native Americans and the Civil War: Roles and Consequences,” by history professor Deborah Roberts, plus three films. The Gettysburg Symposium is a faculty endeavor organized on behalf of the Yavapai College Liberal Studies Department. Films are introduced by Deborah Roberts,

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