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Published on March 24th, 2014 | by gareth

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Phoenix Film Festival News and Updates

PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL PREPS FOR 14TH YEAR!
PHOENIX (January 17, 2014) – It’s that time of year again! The 14th Annual Phoenix Film Festival, occurring this year from its opening night on April 3rd to its conclusion on April 10th, is rapidly approaching. Continually breaking attendance records since its inception, last years’ festival saw over 23,000 attendees and there are hopes to pull in even more film enthusiasts this year. The week long Festival will be held once again at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theaters located at 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054.
If you are a movie lover, this is an event that is not to be missed. Tickets and passes are on sale now and available through the Phoenix Film Festival website www.phoenixfilmfestival.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phoenix Film Festival Ticket Center next to the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theater. Tickets range in price from $12 for a single screening to $300 for a platinum pass. For more information call 602-955-6444 or go to www.phoenixfilmfestival.com.
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PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL TO HOST TEEN NIGHT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 5th!

PHOENIX (March 17, 2014) – The Phoenix Film Festival has announced Teen Night for the festival, to take place on Saturday, April 5th. Teen Night will show two classic films for the evening including 1995’s CLUELESS and 2012’s THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER; both films having the central characters/themes involve teenage life. Tickets are $20 and include both screenings and chances to win great prizes. CLUELESS will begin at 5:10 pm; while THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER begins at 7:20 pm.

CLUELESS
A parody of Jane Austen’s novel Emma, about Cher, a popular girl who spends her days playing matchmaker, helping friends with fashion choices, advising the new girl at school on a makeover, and looking for a boyfriend.

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world

The 14th Annual Phoenix Film Festival, occurring this year from its opening night on April 3rd to its conclusion on April 10th, is rapidly approaching. Continually breaking attendance records since its inception, last years’ festival saw over 23,000 attendees and there are hopes to pull in even more film enthusiasts this year. The week-long Festival will be held once again at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theaters located at 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054.

If you are a movie lover, this is an event that is not to be missed. Tickets and passes are on sale now and available through the Phoenix Film Festival website www.phoenixfilmfestival.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phoenix Film Festival Ticket Center next to the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theater. Tickets range in price from $13 for a single screening to $300 for a platinum pass. For more information call 602-955-6444 or go to www.phoenixfilmfestival.com.

PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL TO HOST AMICA INSURANCE KIDS’ DAY SATURDAY, APRIL 5TH!

PHOENIX (March 17, 2014) – The Phoenix Film Festival has announced the family friendly, Amica Insurance Kids’ Day to take place on Saturday, April 5th. Kids’ Day is a great way for kids of all ages to come out and experience the festival. Guests can select from a series of hands-on activity stations focusing on different aspects of film production and geared to various age and ability levels. Stations are age-appropriate and run the full gamut of the filmmaking process. And best yet, it’s FREE! Some of the fun activities include:

• Walk the red carpet and get a paparazzi photo taken courtesy of Bookman’s.
• Miss Katie from the Musical Instrument Museum will help kids explore different sounds as they create a musical soundtrack to a fun film.
• Mr. Jesse from the Phoenix Public Library is back to read stories, talk about books that have been made into movies and have fun with the younger festival fans.
• Write the next best-selling screenplay “Mad Lib” style.
• Test out your acting chops against a green screen.
• Older kids will create their own short film!

In addition, the Phoenix Film Festival Kids’ Day offers $5 Family Friendly Films including:

Disney’s THE PIRATE FAIRY (Showing at 9:20am)
When a misunderstood dust-keeper fairy named Zarina steals Pixie Hollow’s all-important Blue Pixie Dust, and flies away to join forces with the pirates of Skull Rock, Tinker Bell and her fairy friends must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to return it to its rightful place. However, in the midst of their pursuit of Zarina, Tink’s world is turned upside down. She and her friends find that their respective talents have been switched and they have to race against time to retrieve the Blue Pixie Dust and return home to save Pixie Hollow.

DISNEYNATURE BEARS (Showing at 1:20pm)
In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is excitingbut riskyas the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find foodultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon runwhile staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf pack. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernessesAlaska! Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Earth,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee”) and Keith Scholey (“African Cats”), “Bears” arrives in theaters April 18, 2014, to celebrate Earth Day.

The 14th Annual Phoenix Film Festival, occurring this year from its opening night on April 3rd to its conclusion on April 10th, is rapidly approaching. Continually breaking attendance records since its inception, last years’ festival saw over 23,000 attendees and there are hopes to pull in even more film enthusiasts this year. The week-long Festival will be held once again at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theaters located at 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054.

If you are a movie lover, this is an event that is not to be missed. Tickets and passes are on sale now and available through the Phoenix Film Festival website www.phoenixfilmfestival.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phoenix Film Festival Ticket Center next to the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theater. Tickets range in price from $13 for a single screening to $300 for a platinum pass. For more information call 602-955-6444 or go to www.phoenixfilmfestival.com.

PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SHOWCASE FILMS
TO APPEAR IN 2014 FILM LINEUP!

BOYHOOD – Closing Night Film directed by Richard Linklater and starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette

LOCKE – Opening Night Film starring Tom Hardy with Academy Award nominee Steven Knight in attendance

TRUST ME – Friday Night Film starring Clark Gregg, Saxon Sharbino, Amanda Peet, Sam Rockwell, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, William H. Macy

DOM HEMINGWAY – Sunday Night Film starring Jude Law with director Richard Shepard in attendance

FRONTERA – Starring Ed Harris, Eva Longoria and Michael Pena

OBVIOUS CHILD – Starring Jenny Slate, Gaby Hoffman and David Cross

GOD’S POCKET – Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks and John Turturro and directed by John Slattery

JOE – Starring Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan and directed by David Gordon Green

WORDS AND PICTURES – Starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche

THE GRAND SEDUCTION – Starring Breandan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch

DISNEY NATURE’S BEARS – The latest documentary from DisneyNature, narrated by John C Reilly

BELLE – Palm Springs International Film Festival award winner

FOR NO GOOD REASON– Documentary with Johnny Depp about legendary artist Ralph Steadman

THE TROUBLE WITH THE TRUTH – Starring Lea Thompson and John Shea

The full synopsis and trailer of each film is now available at the Phoenix Film Festival’s website, www.phoenixfilmfestival.com. “This year’s lineup of Showcase Films is amazing and our best crop ever. Our relationships within the film community over the years have given us a great opportunity to screen so many quality films.”
The 14th Annual Phoenix Film Festival occurs this year from Thursday, April 3rd to Thursday, April 10th. Continually breaking attendance records since its inception, last year’s festival saw over 23,000 attendees and there are hopes to pull in even more film enthusiasts this year. The week-long Festival will be held once again at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theaters located at 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054.
For movie lovers, this is an event that is not to be missed. Tickets and passes are on sale now and available through the Phoenix Film Festival website www.phoenixfilmfestival.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phoenix Film Festival Ticket Center next to the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theater. Tickets range in price from $13 for a single screening to $300 for a platinum pass. For more information call 602-955-6444 or go to www.phoenixfilmfestival.com.

PHOENIX (March 11, 2014) – The 2014 Phoenix Film Festival has announced its films scheduled to be included in this Festival’s film lineup. The lineup features some of the brightest new talent the industry has to offer. See some highlighted titles below, and the fill list at www.phoenixfilmfestival.com.

45RPM- directed by Juli Jackson, an artist struggling with the source of her inspiration finds help from an obsessive record collector in the search for her deceased father’s lost music.

JAKE SQUARED- starring Elias Koteas, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Virginia Madsen, Jane Seymour, and Mike Vogel, a mind-bending comedy about a guy whose problems compound exponentially when younger versions of himself invade his life and try to solve his romantic problems.

KING OF HERRINGS- directed by Eddie Jemison (OCEANS 11), a Tom Waits tips-his-hat-to Woody Allen world, a group of small time wannabes, banters about the rickety streets of New Orleans to find themselves in a strange tug-o-war.

LIFE INSIDE OUT- directed by Jill D’Agnenica, when a mother returns to her musical roots, she rediscovers the passion of her youth, and finds a way to connect with her troubled teenage son.

LITTLE HOPE WAS ARSON- an edge-of-your-seat mystery set in the buckle of the Bible Belt, ten churches were burned to the ground in five weeks, igniting the largest criminal investigation in East Texas history.

MISFIRE: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SHOOTING GALLERY- a documentary about the independent film company responsible for art-house hits YOU CAN COUNT ON ME and LAWS OF GRAVITY; a company that rose to the top of the independent film scene in the 90s before financial risk-taking and mismanagement caused it to crash.

TEDDY BEARS- starring Gillian Jacobs, David Krumholtz, Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter, French Stewart, and Ned Beatty, a dark comedy about three couples who head to the desert to help their friend heal from the loss of his mother.

THE FRONTIER- starring Max Gail and Coleman Kelly, a retired professor and his ranch hand son try to reconnect after years of estrangement.

THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT- directed by Henry Barrial, an ambitious young Latino man who, fueled by misguided nostalgia, buys a small apartment building in the Bronx and moves his boisterous family into the apartments to live rent-free.

THE JOE SHOW- a shocking and wildly entertaining documentary about America’s most controversial Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, and his ringmaster’s approach to media, politics, and law enforcement.

The full synopsis and trailer of each film is now available at the Phoenix Film Festival’s website, www.phoenixfilmfestival.com. “I’m extremely proud of the competition features we’re screening this year.” says Jason Carney, Executive Director of the Phoenix Film Foundation. “It’s a very entertaining group of films that I’m really excited to screen for audiences.”
The 14th Annual Phoenix Film Festival occurs this year from Thursday, April 3rd to Thursday, April 10th. Continually breaking attendance records since its inception, last year’s festival saw over 23,000 attendees and there are hopes to pull in even more film enthusiasts this year. The week-long Festival will be held once again at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theaters located at 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054.

For movie lovers, this is an event that is not to be missed. Tickets and passes are on sale now and available through the Phoenix Film Festival website www.phoenixfilmfestival.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phoenix Film Festival Ticket Center next to the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theater. Tickets range in price from $13 for a single screening to $300 for a platinum pass. For more information call 602-955-6444 or go to www.phoenixfilmfestival.com.

7000 East Mayo Blvd. Ste. 1059, Phoenix, AZ 85054 (602) 955-6444
www.phxfilm.com Email: OFFICE@PHXFILM.com
The Phoenix Film Festival is a program of the
501c3 non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation


About the Author

Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”.He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show.He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.



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