20th Annual Phoenix Film Festival Announces Opening Night Film THE LOVEBIRDS

PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT FILM IS “THE LOVEBIRDS!”

 

Directed by: Michael Showalter
Starring: Issa Rae & Kumail Nanjiani
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PHOENIX (March 3, 2020) – Paramount Pictures’ upcoming comedy, THE LOVEBIRDS, is set to take center stage as the Opening Night Film at the 20th Anniversary of the Phoenix Film Festival on Thursday, March 26that Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatres.

 

The Festival’s Opening Night celebration of cinematic excellence brings together valley tastemakers, film enthusiasts and filmmakers from across the country to discover all that is new in the world of film. Prior to the screening, food and festivities will be held in the Party Pavilion featuring bites from the best restaurants in town, including The Capital Grille, Fleming’s Steakhouse, Nothing Bundt Cakes, The Melting Pot, and more! After the cocktail party, guests will be escorted to the Harkins Cine Capri Theatre for the conclusion of the night’s events. Local philanthropist and community leader, Linda Harold, will be honored with this year’s Visionary Award. The Visionary Award ceremony will be followed by a screening of Paramount Pictures’ upcoming release, THE LOVEBIRDS. The film pairs “The Big Sick” star Kumail Nanjiani and director Michael Showalter together again with Issa Rae (“Little” and HBO’s “Insecure”) co-starring in the film. THE LOVEBIRDS opens nationwide in theatres April 3, 2020.

 

In the movie, a couple (Issa Rae & Kumail Nanjiani) experiences a defining moment in their relationship when they are unintentionally embroiled in a murder mystery. As their journey to clear their names takes them from one extreme – and hilarious – circumstance to the next, they must figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.

 

 

Opening Night tickets are on sale now. All proceeds benefit the Phoenix Film Foundation’s education programs, and tickets may be purchased at www.phoenixfilmfestival.com

The Phoenix Film Festival is a program of the 501c3 non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation.

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Writer

Aaron Abrams (story and written by)
Brendan Gall (story by and written by)
Martin Gero (story by)

 

Director

Michael Showalter

Actors

Issa Rae & Kumail Nanjiani, Anna Camp, Kyle Bornheimer

Opening Date

April 3, 2020

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