The Big Closing Night Film at the Phoenix Film Festival is…




PHOENIX (Tuesday, July 7, 2021) – The Phoenix Film Festival has announced its closing night film with Amazon Studios “EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE” which will be showcased on Sunday, August 22nd at Harkins Scottsdale 101. The film is an adaption of the award-winning hit musical from London’s West End.




“EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE” stars newcomer Max Harwood, Sarah Lancashire (“Yesterday,”), Lauren Patel, Shobna Gulati (BBC’s “Doctor Who,”), Ralph Ineson (“The Witch,”), , Adeel Akhtar (“The Big Sick,”), Samuel Bottomley, with Sharon Horgan (“Game Night), and Academy Award® Nominee Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me”).



Inspired by true events, EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE is about Jamie New (newcomer Max Harwood), a teenager in a blue-collar English town with a dream of life on stage. While his classmates plan their livelihoods after graduation, Jamie contemplates revealing his secret career ambition as a fierce and proud drag queen. His best friend Pritti (Lauren Patel) and his loving mom (Sarah Lancashire) shower him with endless support while local drag queen legend Miss Loco Chanelle (Richard E. Grant) mentors him toward his debut stage performance. But it’s not all rainbows for Jamie as his unsupportive dad (Ralph Ineson), an uninspired career advisor (Sharon Horgan), and some ignorant school kids attempt to rain on his sensational aspirations. In rousing and colorful musical numbers, Jamie and his community inspire one another.



“EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE” will premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, September 17th.


Passes and tickets for the 2021 Phoenix Film Festival can be purchased either by  calling 480-513-3195 or by visiting Via the website, the public can also buy tickets for more films showing at this year’s festival and can view the schedule.


The 21st Annual Phoenix Film Festival will run from Thursday, August 12 – Sunday, August 22 at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre. The festival will continue to follow thorough safety protocols put in place by Harkins Theatres, which can be found, in its entirety by visiting the Harkins Theatres website at and also at



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Max Harwood, Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Shobna Gulati, Ralph Ineson and Richard E. Grant

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Sunday August 22, 2021 contributor: ShariK.Green tmc
I'm the Sr. Film Writer and Community Manager for I write, direct and produce short films with my production company, Good Stew Productions. I'm now working on my first feature film which is a lot of work but a lot of fun! Though it's hard to answer this questions when asked, I'd say my favorite movie is “The Big Chill.” I enjoy photography, poetry, and hiking and I adore animals, especially elephants. I live in Arizona and feel it's an outstanding and inspirational place to live.

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