Reunion! Filmmakers from Previous Appearances at the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL are returning for this 20th Anniversary Year!

Spotlight

Filmmakers who participated in previous years of the Phoenix Film Festival are returning for the festival’s 20thAnniversaryReunionwhere their films will be shown once again!

 

‘Eight years ago, my movie premiered at the Phoenix Festival and audiences fell in love with it. It’s really special to be invited back. It feels like coming home’ said filmmaker Gary King, director of ‘How Do You Write A Joe Shermann Song.’

 

Patrick Hogan, the director of the film ‘Pope Dreams’ said about the festival, ‘In my career as a filmmaker, I’ve attended well over 40 film festivals with both feature films and short films, and bringing my feature film ‘Pope Dreams’ to the Phoenix Film Festival was one of my all-time favorite memories on the festival circuit. Everything about the experience, from the staff and volunteers to the other filmmakers, amazing audiences, and wide selection of quality films screening at the festival, was wonderful.’

 

‘Phoenix was the first festival we ever got into, and the first time we were able to experience our film with an audience. We couldn’t be more thrilled to return and have the opportunity to share it with an audience again,’ quotes filmmakers Jordan Horowitz and Frank Ferendo, the directors of the documentary ‘Angel of Nanjing.’

 

Below is the list of films and filmmakers that will be making their return at the festival:

 

“45 RPM” – Juli Jackon

“Angel of Nanjing” – Jordan Horowitz

“Dakota Skye” – John Humber

“Drawing with Chalk” – Christopher Springer

“How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song” – Gary King

“Life Inside Out” – Jill D’Agnencia

“Netherbeast Incorporated” – Brian Ronalds

“Pope Dreams” – Patrick Hogan

“Ten Til Noon” – Paul Osborne & Scott Storm

 

 

Tickets for the Phoenix Film Festival are currently available for purchase at www.phoenixfilmfestival.com. Ticket prices are $15 for a single ticket; $45 for a flex pass, good for any 4 films showing at the film festival excluding opening and closing night films; $120 for a Super Flex Pass, good for any 10 films showing at the festival; $200 for a Festival Pass; $400 for a VIP pass; and $450 for a Platinum Pass.

For more information, call 480-513-3195 or go to www.phoenixfilmfestival.com.

Opening Date

March 26th – April 5th

PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL TO SCREEN “WINDOWS ON THE WORLD” WITH ACTOR EDWARD JAMES OLMOS IN ATTENDANCE

                                                                                  ‘WINDOWS ON THE WORLD’

A feature film directed by Michael D. Olmos

PHOENIX, AZ, Wednesday, April 3 – The Phoenix Film Festival is thrilled to announce a screening of “Windows on the World”, a feature film directed by Michael D. Olmos, the son of actor Edward James Olmos. “Windows of the World” recently won several awards at the LA Method Film Festival, including Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.

The story begins on the morning of September 11, 2001, where Fernando and his family in Mexico watch the news in horror as the Twin Towers collapse. His father, Balthazar, is an undocumented busboy on the top floor in the Windows on the World restaurant. Three weeks pass, and there is no word from Balthazar. No telephone calls, money orders, or hope that he is alive. As the family grieves, feeling the emotional and financial toll of their absent patriarch, Fernando’s distraught mother swears she sees her husband on news footage – escaping from the building ALIVE. Heroic Fernando decides to take the epic journey from Mexico to New York City to find his father and save his family. Along the way, he finds love and befriends an eclectic group of international characters that help him restore his faith in humanity, as Fernando discovers the hard truths about his father, the melting pot of America, and the immigrant experience.

As part of the Phoenix Film Festival screening, renowned actor Edward James Olmos will be in attendance.  “Windows on the World” will screen on Friday, April 5 at 7:10 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.phoenixfilmfestival.com.

 

About Phoenix Film Festival

The 19th Annual Phoenix Film Festival will take place from Thursday, April 4 to Sunday, April 14. Continually breaking attendance records since its inception, last year’s festival saw over 28,000 attendees and there are hopes to pull in even more film enthusiasts this year. The eleven-day Festival will once again be held at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre located at 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054. 

For movie lovers, this is an event 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 Theatre. Tickets range in price from $15 for a single screening to $450 for a platinum pass. For more information, call 602-955-6444.

The Phoenix Film Festival announces the World Premiere of “Alice Cooper: Live from the Astroturf”

PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL TO HOST WORLD PREMIERE OF

“ALICE COOPER: LIVE FROM THE ASTROTURF”

Alice Cooper and Filmmakers Will Be in Attendance to show us his documentary/concert film that captures the original band’s 2015 reunion.

The documentary and concert film stems from a life-long Alice Cooper superfan Chris Penn who convinced the original lineup of his favorite band to reunite at his record store, Good Records in Dallas, TX, 40 years after the band parted ways.

As part of the Phoenix Film Festival World Premiere, Alice Cooper and his bandmates as well as the director, Steven Gaddis will be in attendance. “Alice Cooper: Live from the Astroturf” will screen at the Phoenix Film Festival on Friday, April 5 at 7:50 p.m. To purchase tickets, visitwww.phoenixfilmfestival.com.

 

From LiveFromTheAstroturf.com:

“To unleash the movie of the historic event, we’re going back to where it all started.  Phoenix, Arizona, the birthplace of the original Alice Cooper group, will be the first city you’ll be able to witness this concert film/documentary.”

About Phoenix Film Festival

The 19th Annual Phoenix Film Festival will take place from Thursday, April 4 to Sunday, April 14. Continually breaking attendance records since its inception, last year’s festival saw over 28,000 attendees and there are hopes to pull in even more film enthusiasts this year. The eleven-day Festival will once again be held at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre located at 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054. 

For movie lovers, this is an event 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 Theatre. Tickets range in price from $15 for a single screening to $450 for a platinum pass. For more information, call 602-955-6444.

Tickets are now on sale for the April 4th kick off the Phoenix Film Festival!!

To kick off the Phoenix Film Festival this year, they’ve planned for us a wonderful evening full of film, food and music!
Attending the kick off is also the best way you can show your support for the student education programs of the Phoenix Film Festival… something they’re very proud of.

Here are the details…


The Film is:

‘EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL, AND VILE’

Starring Zac Efron, Lily Collins, and directed by Academy Award Nominated Director, Joe Berlinger, who will be in attendance to participate in a Q&A following the film.

A picture of domestic bliss, the happy couple seems to have it all figured out until out of nowhere, their perfect life is shattered. Ted is arrested and charged with a series of increasingly grisly murders. Concern soon turns to paranoia and, as evidence piles up, Liz is forced to consider that the man with whom she shares her life could actually be a psychopath.

The Food is:

Food and festivities will be held in the Party Pavilion with tastes from some of the best restaurants in town including:
Brat Haus, The Capital Grille, The Dhaba, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Cien Agaves, Paul Martin’s American Grille, PAZ Cantina, and The Melting Pot. And when you’re full, it’s time to go to the theatre for the Phoenix Film Festival’s Opening Night Film.

The Music is:

76th STREET PERFORMS

Haley & Spencer/76TH STREET are Dynamic Singer, Songwriter, Entertainers. 
Engaging audiences with their stories of Strength, Independence and Love throughout the Western States, performing 100+ shows annually, they are Arizona’s #1 Indie/Pop Power Duo.

How exciting!  Come sample some tasty delights, listen to live entertainment and see a star-packed film with a live Q&A afterward. Hurry and get your tickets now for the Phoenix Film Festival event!
This is what you wait all year for. See you there!