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BECAUSE IF WE DON’T SHARE THEIR STORY, NO ONE WILL.

FOR MORE THAN 100 YEARS, THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC HAS BEEN A WATCHDOG AND FRIEND. “They Have Names,” our documentary showcased at the Phoenix Film Festival, extends watchdog reporting to the big screen. The film details how children, families and case workers navigate an overloaded system. Through the power of journalism and film making, The Arizona Republics shares these powerful stories with the world.

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2020 PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL

PHOENIX FILM FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS

CONTENTS THE FESTIVAL

Alison Frost - Board Chair

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Partnership Recognition

Lori Alderfer - President

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Festival Staff

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Festival 101

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Opening Night Events

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Closing Night Events

Brent Stokes - Vice Chair Ira Wechter - Treasurer Susanna Kilby - Secretary DIRECTORS

75 Film Index

Monica Apodaca

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Leslie Benner James Christian

Reel Friends

SCREENING & PROGRAMS

Mario Romero Jeff Sobotka

14 Feature-Length Film Competition

Jennifer Stein

20 Short Films

NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

24 World Cinema Film Programs

Chris LaMont, President

28 Showcase Features

Linda Herold - Jim Manley Rick McCartney - Sentari Minor Slobodan Popovic PHOENIX FILM FOUNDATION 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Suite 1059

45 Arizona Films 48 20th Anniversary Reunion 52 Consular Diplomacy Showcase 54 Unified by Film

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59 Intl Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival

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59 IHSFF Showcase Features

PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL 2020 OFFICIAL PROGRAM

63 Horror Features 64 Sci-Fi Features

Jason Carney – Editorial Director

65 Horror Shorts

Marty Freetage – Graphic Designer

66 Sci-Fi Shorts

SCHEDULE/SEMINARS/EVENTS 69 Party Schedule 70 Filmmaker Panels 71 Kids’ Day and Educational Outreach 72 Arizona Student Film Festival

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2020 PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL STAFF ADMINISTRATION

Sam Kirkland

Jason Carney

Guest Relations Coordinator

Leigh Ann Dolan

Guest Relations Coordinator

Michael Hardesty

Guest Relations Coordinator

Aaron Kes

Merchandise Coordinator

Monte Yazzie

Merchandise Coordinator

Executive Director Managing Director

Development Director IFP Phoenix Program Director IHSFF Festival Director

AUCTION Brenda Berliner

Kelli Yeakey

Pamela Wilson

Monte Yazzie

Sue Wilson

IHSFF PROGRAMMING Brandon Kinchen

IHSFF Program Director

EDUCATION

Michael Stackpole

Bob Marquis

Student Education Director

Ernie Quiroz

Latinx Directed Films Programmer

Danny Marianino

IFP Program Director

African-American Directed Films Programmer

Deborah Bello

Auction Director

Aaron Kes

Cassandra Nicholson

IHSFF Horror Program Director IHSFF Sci-Fi Program Director

MARKETING Lauren Hansen

Native American Films Programmer

Ben Cahlamer

LGBTQ Programmer

TECHNICAL Dan Gluck

Technical Director

THEATRE OPERATIONS Vanessa Hodges

Theatre Operations Auditorium Director

Linda Nguyen

Carol Gibson

Marketing Director

Theatre Operations Lobby Director

Marty Freetage

Festival Art Director

Hunter Brockman

Joe Gruberman Sean Oliver

Promotions Manager

David Miller

Art Designer

Cassandra Nicholson Melissa Farley

Art Designer

Kids’ Day Director Seminar Director

Student Education Coordinator Film Challenge Director Filmmaker Fusion Director

Linda Nguyen Amy Betts

Alex Patrick Merrill

Cristina Celaya

Lauren Pitts

Art Designer

Samantha Bartram

PFF Social Media Manager

Leslie Criger

IHSFF Social Media Director

Jillian Clark

Promotions Coordinator

Andrew Wright

Festival Photographer

Events Coordinator

Duran Cribbs

Matthew Robinson Robin Miner

Jennifer Mullins

PFF PROGRAMMING

Events Coordinator

Greg Hall

FILMMAKER RELATIONS

Slobodan Popovic

PFF Features Program Director

Katie McLarty

PFF World Cinema Features Program Director

Jessica Parks

Deb Hildebrandt

Filmmaker Relations Director Filmmaker Relations Manager

David Young

Short Filmmaker Relations Manager

GUEST RELATIONS Tessa Carney

Guest Relations Director

Chris Cox

Guest Relations Manager

Apryl Guthrie

Guest Relations Coordinator

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Michael Alvarez

Theatre Operations Coordinator

EVENTS

Events Coordinator

Film Presentation Manager

Art Designer

Brittany Rislund

Entertainment Director

Tiffany Hunter

Lisa Marie Lara

Filmmaker Fusion Director

Events Director

Theatre Operations Lobby Manager

PFF Short Film Program Director

Shyre Davis

PFF Showcase Film Programmer

Jeff Mitchell

PFF Showcase Film Consultant

Dan Gluck

Arizona Film Program Director

Theatre Operations Coordinator

Timothy Meyer

Theatre Operations Coordinator

Caren Joblonsky Theatre Operations Coordinator

Jennifer Barnes

Theatre Operations Coordinator

Larry Callahan

Usher Coordinator

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Mission Statement The Phoenix Film Foundation is a 501c3 Non-profit Organization whose mission is to support and develop the artistic appreciation, educational opportunities and growth of independent film within Arizona. The Foundation’s primary functions through its programs are to promote the exhibition of independent films and conduct educational programs that teach the art of independent filmmaking.

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INTERNS Emilie Berthiaume Olivia Chappell Adrian DeGuzman Tanisha Geiman Alaina Lass Cassidy McCauley Carson Schilling Danny Schutta Julie Tjalas

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PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL 101 Hey Everybody! It’s our favorite time of year, that’s right it’s Phoenix Film Festival time! Whether you’re a film aficionado, a pop culture nerd or one of the trailblazing creatives responsible for helping to make this event so special, we formally welcome you to the 20th Anniversary edition of the Phoenix Film Festival. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a fresh face to the festival, we’re happy you’re here.

LET’S DO THIS!

We have put together over 300 screenings for your movie enjoyment. It sounds pretty daunting doesn’t it? Well, you’re worth it. Don’t get overwhelmed, it’s going to be okay. Just use this handy program to help you through this experience. We’ve separated our films into categories and at the beginning of each is a nice little explanation of what the category is about. That might help make your viewing choices just a little easier.

76 PAGES OF CHERISHED ADVICE

Consider this quirky little program to be your most valued and treasured possession at this year’s festival, as it’s jam-packed with informative tidbits, synopses of featured, buzzworthy flicks, and even our official film screening schedule, which can be found smack dab in the middle of the program. Just like any good resource guide we have a table of contents and an index at the end. Those are a few little shortcuts that we’ve spoiled you with.

PASSES AND TICKETS GET YOU IN THE ROOMS WHERE IT HAPPENS

We have 3 different lines based on the type of pass or ticket you have. • Line 1 is for VIP/Filmmakers/Press/Golden Ticket. If you have one of those passes, your group will be seated first. • Line 2 is for Festival passholders. You seat next. • Line 3 is for Super Flex Pass/Flex Pass/Single Ticket holders. If you want to be seated earlier, you can upgrade at any point onsite at the Festival Ticket Center!

IT’S MORE THAN MOVIES. SERIOUSLY. WE HAVE OTHER STUFF.

So, you’ve been watching movie after movie, and now you feel like you need a break? Well first, that sounds like a pretty good problem to have. And second, lucky for you, we’ve got more than just movies going for us. Head on over to the biggest film party in Arizona, with the Arizona Republic Party Pavilion during Opening Weekend and the Cien Agaves Party Patio in weekend two.

Our Festival Ticket Center is just the ticket for movie fun. We are located a few doors east of the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre with a big banner over the door - you can’t miss it! The Ticket Center is your go-to for purchasing any tickets or passes, as well as picking up any tickets or passes purchased online.

There you’ll find music, bars, parties, and even free filmmaker panels. Don’t forget to check out our silent auction where you can bid on cool stuff while helping out this awesome non-profit!

It’s important to know that even if you have a pass, you still need a physical ticket to see a film --- and the Ticket Center is your place to go!

Sure, you could be perfectly content watching a great film festival movie. But what if we told you there would also be filmmakers there talking about how the movie was made? Of course, you’d be ridiculously excited. Maybe the only thing that filmmakers actually love more than making movies is… well, talking about them. You can hear them do just that immediately following many festival screenings. Don’t be shy; feel free to ask your questions about their films. Don’t worry, they’re friendly. And they’re just excited to share their art with you!

Our Ticket Center is staffed with a handful of friendly volunteers who are here to make sure you have the best Festival experience possible. While they’re obviously very cool, talented and stylish – among many other things – please remember that they are not magicians. We encourage you to get your tickets early before your top picks sell out. Once tickets are gone, they’re gone! Want to get more bang for your buck? Pro tip: Buy a pass. You can save a bit of money and catch more of the great films playing at the festival.

EVERYBODY LINE UP. SINGLE FILE PLEASE. NO CUTTING

If there was ever a line that actually felt worth it to wait in, it’s undoubtedly the ticket line at the Phoenix Film Festival. You might even find a movie buddy along while you wait. So, chat up your fellow line members and get the scoop on their faves, or let them know about yours.

YOU’RE SURROUNDED BY BRILLIANT CREATIVES

HOW COOL ARE OUR VOLUNTEERS?

Two words. THE COOLEST. They’re helpful, they’re energetic and they’re arguably one of our favorite things about the festival. We might be biased, but they’re also super fashionable and stylish in their PFF volunteer shirts. If you have any questions, please reach out to them and they’ll gladly get you answers or point you in the right direction. Also, give them a hearty thanks for volunteering their time to this great non-profit organization. We hope you heart them as much as we do. That’s it. You’re ready. Go forth and celebrate 11 days and over 300 screenings of movie fun. We truly hope you have an amazing time. Thank you for being a part of the 20th Anniversary of the Phoenix Film Festival.

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OPENING NIGHT COCKTAIL PARTY

Opening Night Cocktail Party Thursday, March 26th at 6:00PM

The Phoenix Film Festival Opening Night kickoff party is an event you do not want to miss! Food and festivities will be held in the Party Pavilion located just outside the theatre starting at 6:00pm with tastes from some of the best restaurants in town. Guests can also enjoy live music, in addition to a silent auction where they can bid on exclusive items. Your Opening Night ticket doesn’t just include a movie! Phoenix’s best restaurants cook up a wide variety of different foods that will satisfy any movie goer’s appetite, and our friends at Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Coppola Winery, and Kirin Ichiban will be serving up the drinks.

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OPENING NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

Sophie Dorsten Sophie is an Indie/Folk singer-songwriter born and raised in the Phoenix area. She has been singing her unique sound around the Valley since she was 9 years old. Sophie has been a part of Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock teen center for the past several years volunteering her time in both giving vocal lessons as well as big events held; either singing at the event or physically helping. She has competed in the Alice Cooper Proof is in the Pudding talent competition and was the runner-up in 2018. Music critic Ed Masley of the Arizona Republic had this to say - “This 16-year-old singersongwriter has been blessed with a voice that’s nothing less than spellbinding, which she uses to brilliant effect on the emotionally vulnerable ballads that make up her latest recording, a breathtaking three-song collection called “Roses.”

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OPEN NIGHT VISIONARY AWARD

2020 Visionary Award — Linda Herold Linda Herold is the founder of three outstanding professional organizations: Women of Scottsdale, West Valley Women and Central Phoenix Women. All three have been recognized as prestigious Valley networking groups by the Phoenix Business Journal. She is the founder of The Society of Chairs Dinner, an annual event recognizing nonprofit leaders and their volunteer chairs. Herold has documented the history of Valley philanthropy, culture and society. She served as editor for publications that include Frontdoors Lifestyle News, AZ Style (a publication of the Arizona Republic) and Arizona Corridors Magazine. LINDA LAND, a photo blog, chronicled Valley life in her unparalleled style as a seasoned society columnist. Based in Scottsdale, a columnist for 15 years, Herold received the prestigious Arizona Small Business Journalist of

the Year from the U.S. Small Business Administration for her journalistic contributions. Herold supports many civic and cultural organizations and is an active member of Charter 100, a Trends Cheritable Fund “Trendsetter” and a founding member of Arizona Women for the Arts, Her community leadership has garnered many awards, among them In Business Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Woman of Distinction, AFP Spirit of Philanthropy Award, Local Hero Award from Susan G. Komen for the Cure and BMW, Art Renaissance Initiative “Renaissance Woman” and she is a Positively Powerful Woman honoree. She has served on numerous boards and committees including Ballet Arizona, Heard Museum, Arizona Opera, Charter 100 and more.

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OPENING NIGHT FILM

The Lovebirds Run Time: 90 minutes Screening Time: March 26 at 7:30pm Directed by: Michael Showalter Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Paul Sparks, Anna Camp, Kyle Bornheimer Synopsis: 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. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friend Donna Wool.

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Promising Young Woman Run Time: 120 minutes Screening Time: Sunday, April 5 at 7:00PM Directed by: Emerald Fennell Cast: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox, Max Greenfield, Christopher MintzPlasse, Chris Lowell, Sam Richardson, Molly Shannon, Clancy Brown

smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friends Ira and Myrna Wechter.

Synopsis: From visionary director Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve) comes a delicious new take on revenge. Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman ... until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly

CLOSING NIGHT VISIONARY AWARD

2020 Visionary Award — Chris LaMont Chris LaMont is an independent filmmaker who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University and dreamed of being a filmmaker since fourth grade. He has been a writer, director and producer on such projects as TV or Not TV, The Best Movie Ever Made, Writer’s Block, Film Club, 14 Days in America, Netherbeast Incorporated, Screen Wars, My Apocalypse, The Graves, Justice Served, Postmarked and Rhea. In 2000, he started the Phoenix Film Festival, the non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation, Phoenix Film Society, IFP – Phoenix and co-founded the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival, the Arizona Student Film Festival and The Arizona College Film Festival. His screenwriting partnership with Joe Russo has resulted in industry award winners Road Rage, Soul Mates,

The Red Pill, and The Last Will & Testament of Charles Abernathy. Their screenplay Au Pair Nightmare was filmed for airing on Lifetime in Spring 2020 and the action-thriller script Open Source starring Bruce Willis will be released theatrically in Fall 2020. He has taught at ASU in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre since 2003, produced hundreds of marketing, educational and promotional projects, wrote Great Comedy Films: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Funny Movies, and has been married to his amazingly patient wife Lisa and is a pretty good Dad to his kids Luke and Lindsay.

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COMPETITION FEATURES

After The Murder Of Albert Lima Run Time: 95 minutes Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 3:15pm • Saturday, March 28 at 3:25pm • Sunday, March 29 at 10:05am Directed by: Aengus James Cast: Paul Lima, Art Torres, Zora Colakovic, Cindy Crim, Judy Lima, Kent Crim Synopsis: After 13 years of legal impasse fails to bring his father’s killer to justice, Paul Lima decides to take matters into his own hands. With two bounty hunters in tow, he heads to Honduras to capture his father’s killer. There, local government corruption and a promise of violence from the killer threaten to undermine Paul’s quest for justice. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friend Len Berger.

Babysplitters Run Time: 120 minutes Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 11:10am • Saturday, March 28 at 3:20pm • Sunday, March 29 at 3:35pm Directed by: Sam Friedlander Cast: Danny Pudi (“Community,” “Mythic Quest”), Emily C. Chang (“Total Recall,” “The Vampire Diaries”), Maiara Walsh (“The Last Ship,” “Zombieland”), Eddie Alfano (“Criminal Minds,” “Shameless”), Maya Stojan (“Castle,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”), Brian Thomas Smith (“The Big Bang Theory,” “The Wedding Party”), and Mark Feuerstein (“Royal Pains,” “What Women Want”). Synopsis: When two couples with mixed feelings about having kids hatch a plan to have and share one baby, things spiral out of control. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friend Anita Feld.

Analog Love - The (Long Lost) Art of the Mix Tape Run Time: 90 minutes Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 1:10pm • Saturday, March 28 at 9:00am • Sunday, March 29 at 5:00pm Directed by: Robert Galluzzo Cast: Henry Rollins, “Money” Mark Ramos Nishita, Kim Shattuck, Jennifer Finch, Jimmy Urine, Chantal Claret, Jude “Rude Jude” Angelini, Zernell Gillie, Mona Lisa Murray, Christian James Hand, Hazel Many Synopsis: Do you remember the long lost era of sharing your feelings with someone through a “mix tape?” Analog Love is an analysis of why this ritual of communication through music continues to be so important. We’ll get to the bottom of the long lost art of the mix tape. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friends Daniel and Stephanie Davee.

Finding Home in Boomtown Run Time: 80 min Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 9:20am Saturday, March 28 at 11:10am • Sunday, March 29 at 4:50pm Directed by: Matt Maxwell Cast: Briana Echols, John-Mark Echols, Victoria Printz, Holly Casselman, Lois Walker Synopsis: Finding Home in Boomtown is a vérité documentary about the Echols family’s dream to build a tiny house community for the homeless of Midland, TX the nation’s 2nd wealthiest city. Filmed over two years, our story starts as the Echols sell their new home and their possessions, move into an RV & commit their lives to helping the homeless. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friends Fred and Barbara Palensky. PHOENIXFILMFESTIVAL.COM

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COMPETITION FEATURES

However Long Run Time: 80 minutes

Lost Bayou Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 11:15am • Saturday, March 28 at 5:45pm • Sunday, March 29 at 10:20am

Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 1:45pm • Saturday, March 28 at 5:35pm • Sunday, March 29 at 2:50pm

Directed by: Jenny Mackenzie

Directed by: Brian Richard

Cast: Lisa Gauchay, Saundra Buys, Patty Patton, Amanda Peterson, Barbra Chatfield, Lisa Church and Elaine Elliott

Cast: Teri Wyble, Dane Rhodes, Hunter Burke, Deneen Tyler, Jackson Beals

Synopsis: However Long addresses the question that all human beings need to ask themselves: how do you want to live the rest of your life? The film follows four women living with incurable cancer and the support group that connects them all. Themes like resiliency, hope, and ferocious honesty emerge as they gain clarity and process their diagnosis.

Synopsis: In this Southern Gothic mystery, a struggling addict ventures into the Louisiana swamp to reconnect with her faith healer father, only to discover he is hiding a troubling secret aboard his houseboat. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friend Lizabeth White.

Presented in part by a donation from an anonymous Reel Friend.

Seneca

She’s in Portland

Run Time: 95 minutes

Run Time: 105 min

Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 9:00am Saturday, March 28 at 7:40pm • Sunday, March 29 at 2:45pm

Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 5:25pm Saturday, March 28 at 1:05pm • Sunday, March 29 at 12:20 pm

Directed by: Jason Chaet

Directed by: Marc Carlini

Cast: Armando Riesco, Susan Misner, Shirley Rumierk, Cote De Pablo, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Stephen Adly Guirgis, Tony Plana

Cast: Tommy Dewey, Fracois Arnaud, Minka Kelly, Joelle Carter, Lola Glaudini

Synopsis: Seneca is a funny, heartfelt, and ultimately moving story about a struggling Puerto Rican actor living in New York City grappling with a crumbling marriage, his own mediocre parenting skills and shifting priorities in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s destruction of his homeland.

Synopsis: Two old college friends, now in their thirties, admire each other’s lives and feel trapped in their own. Wes, tied to his demanding corporate career and his responsibilities to his growing family, extends a work trip to drag his dispirited artist friend Luke up the California coast to find Luke’s “one that got away.” Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friends Bob and Sheila Roe.

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COMPETITION FEATURES

Show Me What You Got Run Time: 100 minutes Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 7:45pm

Swing Low Run Time: 80 minutes

Saturday, March 28 at 1:15pm • Sunday, March 29 at 10:10am

Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 8:25pm • Saturday, March 28 at 11:15am • Sunday, March 29 at 12:40pm

Directed by: Svetlana Cvetko

Directed by: Teddy Grennan

Cast: Cristina Rambaldi, Neyssan Falahi, Mattia Minasi, Anne Brochet, Pietro Genuardi, Giusy Frallonardo, Karen Obilom

Cast: Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Robert Longstreet, Bruce Dern

Synopsis: In this story of unconventional love that sparks with French New Wave energy, three twentysomethings, Christine, Nassim & Marcello, form a wholehearted ménage à trois. They find joy together - exploring their sexuality, joining protests, making art, and falling deeper into their offbeat amour - until Marcello must return to Italy, and their experience there threatens their relationship’s delicate balance.

Synopsis: When a nature photographer explains to the police how she fought her way out of the Watchatoomy Valley, they dismiss her crazed and violent story as a methinduced nightmare. But when they discover that she’s telling the truth, it’s too late. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friend Brienne Chance.

Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friend Brent Stokes.

The MisEducation of Bindu The Immortal Jellyfish Run Time: 130 minutes Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 3:50pm • Saturday, March 28 at 7:45pm • Sunday, March 29 at 12:20pm Directed by: Dusty Bias Cast: Whitmer Thomas, Rosalyn Coleman, Robert Longstreet, William Zielinski, Cullen Moss, Esme Hill Synopsis: THE IMMORTAL JELLYFISH is a dark comedy about an off-the-grid oddball who calls a nurse hotline for help with his nasty “fire piss” problem. When a dying man washes ashore near Denny’s trailer, he and nurse Linda become madcap partners in crime-solving.

Run Time: 95 min Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 6:15pm • Saturday, March 28 at 9:00am • Sunday, March 29 at 2:35pm Directed by: Mohan Mohan Cast: Megan Suri, David Arquette, Priyanka Bose, Philip Labes, Gordon Winarick Synopsis: When a bullied Indian teen forges her mother’s signature to test out of school, she discovers she must pay a test fee by 7th period, leaving her no choice but to turn to the students she desperately wants to leave. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friends Barbara and Joseph Philipps.

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LIVE ACTION SHORTS A Run Time: 80 minutes

1, 2, 3 All Eyes on Me

Directed by: Emil Gallardo Synopsis: When a crisis suddenly engulfs an elementary school campus, a determined art teacher tries everything she can to save her class.

Screening Time: Friday, March 27 at 10:55am Saturday, March 28 at 5:40pm Sunday, March 29 at 2:45pm Tuesday, March 31 at 12:25pm

New York Rhapsody

Directed by: : Irwin Suba Synopsis: On the notes of Gershwin’s immortal “Rhapsody in Blue,” New York City wakes up and begins the daily cycle of life, dreams, and their inevitable intersections. We follow three creatives as they hustle and fight against and within the rhythm of the city to chase their artistic visions.

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Directed by: Jon Felson Synopsis: Short psychological drama about dealing with the fear of flying.

(You’ll Make It In) Florida

The Baker

Directed by: Austin Everett Synopsis: A killer baker (an assassin who literally kills with cupcakes) gets into a sticky situation when the man she falls for ends up her next mark.

(You’ll Make It In) Florida

Directed by: Phil Chernyak Synopsis: When a magazine ad comes to life, a depressed English teacher (and her dog) embark on a wild ride through the wonders of the Sunshine State.

Extra Innings

Directed by: John Gray Synopsis: : A reporter interviews the manager of the Boston Red Sox in an attempt to uncover secrets from his past.

LIVE ACTION SHORTS B Run Time: 90 minutes Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 7:40pm Saturday, March 28 at 9:05am Sunday, March 29 at 4:50pm Tuesday, March 31 at 2:45pm

For Pete’s Sake

Directed by: Katterina Powers Synopsis: A determined mother takes extreme measures to ensure her son’s success.

Repo

Directed by: Aaron Rovner Synopsis: Michael repossesses cars on the streets of Los Angeles. He’s young and he thinks he has nothing to lose, but will this latest repo be just another paycheck, or will the high-risk nature of his job and his lifestyle finally catch up with him

Feeling Flush

Directed by: Erin Brown Thomas Synopsis: Vicki idolizes her new girlfriend Samantha, but draws the line when it comes to her time on the porcelain throne. Their

Feeling Through small bathroom gets awkward when Samantha challenges Vicki’s definition of intimacy

Jane

Directed by: Kathryn Prescott Synopsis: A young woman, suffering from heroin addiction and living in one of the downtown Los Angeles’ many residential Single Room Occupancy hotels, receives an invite to her estranged 4-year-old daughter’s birthday party later that day.

Feeling Through

Directed by: Doug Roland Synopsis: A coming of age story that follows 18-year-old Tereek, a kind but guarded teen wandering the streets of New York, desperate for a place to crash, and his encounter with Artie, a deafblind man in need of help getting home. What begins as an awkward

meeting between two strangers becomes an intimate bond between friends, and a nightlong journey that forever changes Tereek. It’s ultimately someone who can neither see nor hear Tereek who is able to tune into what he is truly struggling with, inspiring Tereek to realize his own sense of purpose.

Train Stop

Directed by: Auden Bui Synopsis: Two busy professionals confront their undeniable attraction - and their demons - during a chance encounter at a train station.

On the Ride

Directed by: Jen McGowan Synopsis: During a bike ride, a man grapples with a trauma, leading him to a stranger intimately connected to the past he can’t shake.

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ANIMATED SHORTS Run Time: 80 minutes

Candy Shop

Directed by: Patrick Smith Synopsis: There are 11,926

Screening Times:

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Calls for Archie

Directed by: Zach Christy Synopsis: A man gets mysterious calls for years and tries to understand why.

Curtains

Directed by: Kirsten Vangsness Synopsis: Kirsten Vangsness (CBS

Criminal Minds actor and writer) makes her directorial debut in this animated short adapted from her own personal essay about a feral cat who stars on a network procedural drama, takes ballroom dance lessons, and has an encounter with a predatory tow truck driver. It explores the idea of vulnerability as a source of power and the emotional “curtains” we lay over our essential selves.

Miles

Directed by: Griffin Bajor, Carlo Javier Synopsis: A driverless car, haunted by a prior fatal accident, suddenly takes its new owners on a terrifying journey.

If Anything Happens I Love you

EXT

Directed by: Adrian Bobb Synopsis: In the snow-covered ruins of

24th century Toronto, AEGIS, a humanoid war machine, leads a team of five robotbound digital-humans into the real world (aka the “E-X-T”) to retake an enemyoccupied server installation vital to the survival of their digital homeworld. During an attempt to ambush a large pack of enemy controlled war-drones, AEGIS recalls an interrogation with the enemy’s founder, an extremist named KYM MINAMOTO... AEGIS’s mother. As AEGIS fights for her life in the real world, she recalls the emotional fight for her identity in the INT (the digital world), as she and her mother argue over the true nature of humanity and inclusion of digital-persons within it.

Rag Doll

Directed by: Leon Lee Synopsis: Amidst a deadly persecution,

a determined orphan tries to bring her mother back to life through the power of art.

pharmaceutical drugs available worldwide, this film shows 2863 of them. Pills and capsules are choreographed into a cacophony of shape, color and size, resulting in a satirical commentary about our cultural, recreational, and economic dependency on pharmaceutical drugs.

The Phantom 52

Directed by: Geoff Marslett Synopsis: Tom Skerritt stars in this

animated short film about a lonely trucker waiting for a reply on the CB radio...a ghost that haunts the lonely highways...and a whale that sings in a voice no other whale can even hear.

If Anything Happens I Love You Directed by: Michael Govier, Will McCormack

Synopsis: Grieving parents struggle with the loss of their daughter after a school shooting. An elegy on grief. Parents sit numb to each other but in an extraordinary moment, the shadow of their deceased daughter returns, and ushers the parents’ shadows through a waltz of their once happy life. The daughter is able to connect the parents with their grief, and ultimately, to each other.

COLLEGE SHORTS Run Time: 90 minutes Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 5:35 pm Saturday, March 28 at 11:10 am Sunday, March 29 at 10:30 am Wednesday, April 1 at 10:15 am

You and Me, Me and You Directed by: Joshua Knoller,

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Synopsis: After being offered the job of her dreams, Harper, an aspiring journalist, must go to Skylar, a gifted, but troubled, 13-year-old girl whom Harper has looked after for years, and tell her that she must leave. But, when Harper discovers Skylar’s life is not what it seems, she is forced to look within herself and reconcile with her past experiences in order to save the relationship with Skylar, and do the right thing.

No Big Deal

Directed by: Thomas Mental, Columbia University

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railroads with immersive cinematography, a fantasy-like soundscape, and its charming club members.

Binimoy (Subtitled) Binimoy

Synopsis: Natalie and Tyler head to a

liquor store that’s known to sell to minors, but when they arrive they discover it may take more than money to seal the deal.

Rite of Passage

Directed by: Susannah Joffe, University of Texas at Austin

Synopsis: A young woman explores her

sexuality while trapped in the toxic confines of a mother-daughter relationship.

Model Citizen

Directed by: Kristopher Chinander, Samuel Edwards / Montana State University

Synopsis: A beautiful place exists in the

creative minds of the Livingston Model Railroad Club. This short documentary lulls the viewer into the serene world of model

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Directed by: Tanvi Chowdhary / Srishti

School of Art and Design

Synopsis: Gauri and Amal are about to

celebrate their first wedding anniversary in their little home in North Calcutta. While Gauri wishes to find him a special gift, it isn’t quite as simple as she thought it would be.

Friends Like That

Directed by: Francesca de Fusco, NYU Synopsis: After getting dumped, Maia seeks solace by crashing with her best ex Alex.

Oh Yeah

Directed by: Lilena Marinou, NYU Synopsis: Discovering that the body is

very much like a playground, a place where sex can be playful, Oh Yeah is an open letter from a young woman who explores the joy of giving pleasure to herself and eventually invites others to join her in doing so too.


DOCUMENTARY SHORTS A Run Time: 80 minutes

American undocumented immigrant. When Atsuko Okatsuka was a child in Japan, she thought America was just a giant theme park. When she was 10, her family flew to the States for a “2 month vacation” and never left.

Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 1:25 pm Saturday, March 28 at 1:30 pm Sunday, March 29 at 5:00 pm Monday, March 30 at 10:15 am

Ashes to Ashes

Invasion: The Unist’ot’en’s Fight for Sovereignty

Directed by: Michael Toledano, Sam Vinal Synopsis: In this era of “reconciliation”, Indigenous land is still being taken at gunpoint. INVASION is verité cinematic experience about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint and the larger Wet’suwet’en Nation standing up to the Canadian government and corporations who continue colonial violence against Indigenous peoples.

No Limits: Wheelchair Basketball in South Sudan Directed by: Leandro Badalotti Synopsis: “No Limits: Wheelchair Basketball in South Sudan” portrays the unlikely friendship between two disabled athletes – one from the US

Directed by: Taylor Rees, Renan Ozturk Synopsis: Winfred Rembert, the only living survivor of a lynching, a Star Wars fanatic and leather artist, develops a friendship with Doctor Shirley Jackson Whitaker who is on a mission to memorialize the forgotten 4,000 African Americans lynched during the Jim Crow era. Together, their journeys of healing intertwine.

Ashes to Ashes

and the other from South Sudan – and their improbable journey from Washington DC to Juba in a bid to bring wheelchair basketball to the survivors of war.

Love Nonnie

Atsuko’s Story

Directed by: William JohnstonCarter Synopsis: The surprisingly funny coming-of-age story of one Japanese-

Directed by: Lisa Addario Synopsis: This 106 year-old woman became a viral sensation at 102, but we quickly see why she’s so much more than that.

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS B Run Time: 90 minutes Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 3:50 pm Saturday, March 28 at 9:20 am Sunday, March 29 at 10:25 am Tuesday, March 31 at 5:05 pm

Silences

Directed by: Nolan Knight Synopsis: Adia Victoria seeks to reclaim the Blues as protest music for those who are silenced. Along the way, this restless artist builds a tight-knit community of like-minded musicians, artists, poets, entrepreneurs, and family.

Silences

The Hardest Day

Directed by: Ross Taylor Synopsis: The Hardest Day provides an unprecedented look into the power and beauty of the human-animal bond and the last minutes shared between.

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WORLD CINEMA FILMS

Ask No Questions (Canada) Run Time: 85 min Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 9:10 am • Saturday, March 28 at 1:25 pm • Sunday, March 29 at 7:10 pm Directed by: Jason Loftus Cast: Chen Ruichang, Lisa Weaver, Tony Bai, Shi Jian, Karen Parker Synopsis: When Chinese state television blames his faith for a fiery public suicide, Chen Ruichang is detained in a Clockwork Orange-style brainwashing facility, forced to accept the government’s account. But Chen says it was a government plot. A CNN reporter who smuggled out footage of the event helps untangle an intricate conspiracy, as authorities pressure the filmmaker’s family and business associates. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friend Patrick Brogan.

Grand Cancan (Russia) (subtitled) Run Time: 135 Min Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 11:10 am Saturday, March 28 at 1:30 pm Sunday, March 29 at 10:00 am Directed by: Mikhail Kosyrev-Nesterov Cast: Elena Zaytseva, Pavel Ivanov, Yana Ivanova, Anton Yakovlev, Alexandra Kimayeva, Dmitriy Kalyazin, Vasilisa Nikolaeva, Vlad Kiryukhin, Dolgor Austermonas, Edgar Golosnoy Synopsis: The film is divided into two distinct stories with the same setting: the back-stage of the Moscow Operetta theater with the Can-Can metaphor which is a high-energy and physically demanding dance. Human relationships, betrayals, and the relationship between parents and children are the common denominators found in the two parts of the film. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friends Sharon and Ken Hettick.

Body & Bones (Canada) Run Time: 100 min Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 4:05 pm Saturday, March 28 at 11:15 am Sunday, March 29 at 2:50 pm Directed by: Melanie Oates Cast: Kelly Van Der Burg, Joel Thomas Hynes Synopsis: Withdrawn from her life, the one thing that comforts Tess is listening to the music of Danny Sharpe. When she wakes one day to find him in her kitchen, it ignites a spark of life in her that grows out of control. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friends at Hepcats Technologies.

My Dearest Enemy (Israel) (subtitled) Run Time: 105 min Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 1:30 pm Saturday, March 28 at 6:25 pm Sunday, March 29 at 12:25 pm Directed by: Tzipi Trope Cast: Adi Gilat, Hanan Hillo, Abeen Safadi Synopsis: My Dearest Enemy is a powerful drama set in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu-Tor; a community that is half-Jewish and half-Arab. It follows the twenty five years relationship of Maya, a Jewish girl and Alice, an Arab girl. Drawn to each other by their shared love for poetry, they develop a deep bond that grows into an impossible friendship. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friend Luc Leemans.

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WORLD CINEMA FILMS

Old Timers (Czech Republic) (subtitled) Run Time: 90 min Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 8:15 pm Saturday, March 28 at 4:20 pm Sunday, March 29 at 12:50 pm Directed by: Martin Dušek, Ondřej Provazník Cast: Jiří Schmitzer, Ladislav Mrkvička, Dušan Kaprálik, Milena Steinmasslová, Michal Suchánek Synopsis: “You can’t just piss all over the truth,” says 90-year-old, wheelchair-bound Colonel Vlastimil Reiner, who in that moment is being helped to wash by his friend Tonda. The final major operation of their colourful lives awaits the two old-timers... Presented in part by a donation from an anonymous Reel Friend.

Untimely (Iran) (subtitled) Run Time: 80 Min Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 6:20 pm Saturday, March 28 at 9:20 am Sunday, March 29 at 3:00 pm Directed by: Pouya Eshtehardi Cast: Iman Afshar, Mahsa Naroui, Shayan Afshar, Awa Azarpira Synopsis: Hamin is a young private doing his military service in a watchtower in the borderline of Iran and Pakistan. Impatient for a day off to attend his sister’s wedding ceremony, he gets into a fight with his commander. Up in the watchtower, Hamin reviews the past years and the things happened to him and his sister since their childhood. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friend Linda Peshkin.

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The Golden Rule (Italy) (subtitled) Run Time: 95 min Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 9:15 am Saturday, March 28 at 8:45 pm Sunday, March 29 at 10:15 am Directed by: Alessandro Lunardelli Cast: Simone Liberati, Edoardo Pesce, Rita Hayek, Barbora Bobulova, Hadas Yaron, Luis Gnecco Synopsis: After a long imprisonment with his girl in Syria, a young soldier comes back home. Is he a real war hero like the TV says? Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friend MarItkowitz.

Zoro’s Solo (Germany) (subtitled) Run Time: 90 min Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 2:00 pm Saturday, March 28 at 9:15 am Sunday, March 29 at 5:05 pm Directed by: Martin Busker Cast: Mert Dincer, Andrea Sawatzki, Laurids Schürmann, Hadi Khanjanpour Synopsis: A 13 year-old refugee from Afghanistan living in an emergency shelter in Germany joins a Christian boys’ choir to save his father who was left stranded in Hungary, and clashes with the strict choir master. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friends Wallace Davidson and Betty Lasker.


WORLD CINEMA SHORTS Run Time: 80 minutes Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 3:30 pm Saturday, March 28 at 3:35 pm Wednesday, April 1 at 12:30 pm

Hunger - India (Subtitled) Directed by: Katyayan Shivpurii Synopsis: Inspired by true events, Hunger is about a homeless man and his love for food. While light-heartedly exposing the consequences that follow the man’s weakness in the face of greed, Hunger is a universal story of everyman and his unfulfilled desire!

Food Chain - Brazil (Subtitled) Directed by: Raphael Medeiros Synopsis: Actor Guilherme

Ferraz brings the half-man/half-fish protagonist to life. His relationship with Mateus Solano’s Fisherman character is infused with oppression, which raises the question: how abusive is men’s demeanor against nature? Fused with fragments of religion and the media

Muzzle through the roles of a Pastor and a Reporter this “magic realism” universe presents an apocalyptical atmosphere with characters that serve as allegories between men and the environment, hero and antagonist.

Mamie - Switzerland (Subtitled) Directed by: Benoît Monney Synopsis: Worried about the health of his grandmother who doesn’t recognize him anymore, Antoine pays her a visit to attempt to bring her memory back.

Muzzle - United Kingdom

learned to make herself invisible. This is particularly useful at home, where it’s better not to be seen by her volatile father. When new neighbours move in next door, she discovers that her magic powers don’t seem to work on the scary dog that lives in their backyard. Despite her fear, and fueled by curiosity, Kayla dares to befriend the neglected dog.

Itsy - United Kingdom

Directed by: Amy Mathieson, Premila Puri Synopsis: “Itsy” is a fictional narration of two neighbours and an unsuspecting friend who forges their unique bond.

Portraitist - Luxembourg

(Subtitled) Directed by: Cyrus Neshvad Synopsis: A grandfather at the edge of despair is called to care for his dying granddaughter. Through art, he kindles a relationship with her that brings beauty to the darkness in their lives.

Directed by: Adam Etheridge Synopsis: Eleven-year-old Kayla has

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Babyteeth

To the Stars

Run Time: 120 minutes

Run Time: 115 minutes

Screening Times: Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00 pm

Screening Times: Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00 pm

Directed by: Shannon Murphy

Directed by: Martha Stephens

Cast: Eliza Scanlen, Toby Wallace, Emily Barclay, Eugene Gilfedde, Essie Davis, Ben Mendelsohn

Cast: Kara Hayward, Liana Liberato, Malin Akerman, Tony Hale, Shea Whigham, Jordana Spiro, Lucas Jade Zumann, Adelaide Clemens

Synopsis: When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with smalltime drug dealer Moses, it’s her parents’ worst nightmare. But as Milla’s first brush with love brings her a new lust for life, things get messy and traditional morals go out the window. Milla soon shows everyone in her orbit - her parents, Moses, a sensitive music teacher, a budding child violinist, and a disarmingly honest, pregnant neighbour - how to live like you have nothing to lose. What might have been a disaster for the Finlay family instead leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life. Babyteeth joyously explores how good it is not to be dead yet and how far we will go for love.

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Synopsis: In a god-fearing small town in 1960s Oklahoma, bespectacled and reclusive teen Iris endures the boozeinduced antics of her mother and daily doses of bullying from her classmates. She finds solace in Maggie, the charismatic and enigmatic new girl at school, who hones in on Iris’s untapped potential and coaxes her out of her shell. When Maggie’s mysterious past can no longer be suppressed, the tiny community is thrown into a state of panic, leaving Maggie to take potentially drastic measures and inciting Iris to stand up for her friend and herself.


SHOWCASE FEATURE FILM

Faith Based Run Time: 90 minutes Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 7:20 pm Saturday, March 28 at 6:10 pm Wednesday, April 1 at 5:05 pm Directed by: Vincent Masciale Cast: Luke Barnett, Tanner Thomason, Jason Alexander, Lance Reddick, Margaret Cho, David Koechner, Christoph Sanders, Carly Craig, Richard Riehle, Marlon Young, Lisa Schwartz, Danielle Nicolet Synopsis: When two friends come to the realization that all “faith based” films make lots of money, they set out on a mission to make one of their own.

The Dark Divide Run Time: 110 minutes Screening Times: Monday, March 30 at 7:00 pm Directed by: Tom Putnam Cast: David Cross, Debra Messing, David Koechner, Cameron Esposito Synopsis: Based on the book by one of America’s foremost nature writers, The Dark Divide tells the story of Robert Pyle’s one-month trek from Washington’s Mount Rainier to the Columbia Gorge following the death of his wife. His journey takes him through one of America’s largest undeveloped wilderness areas. Equal parts Jack London, Heart of Darkness and science fiction, Pyle’s truelife journey leads him to not only discover his true nature, but the human need for wilderness in our lives.

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The Short History of the Long Road Run Time: 90 minutes Screening Time: Friday, March 27 at 1:00 pm • Monday, March 30 at 5:00 pm Thursday, April 2 at 5:10 pm Directed by: Ani Simon-Kennedy Cast: Maggie Siff, Danny Trejo, Sabrina Carpenter, Steven Ogg Synopsis: : For teenage Nola,home is the open road. Her self-reliant father is her anchor in a life of transience. The pair criss-cross the United States in a lovingly refurbished RV, making ends meet through odd jobs while relishing their independence. A shocking rupture, though, casts Nola out on her own. She makes her way to Albuquerque, New Mexico in search of a mother she never knew, only for her motorhome to break down unexpectedly. But after forging a bond with an auto body shop owner, Nola senses the possibility of mooring her ship in this storm. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friends Myron and Jane Picoult.

The Donut Dollies Run Time: 85 minutes Screening Time: Friday, March 27 at 5:20 pm • Saturday, March 28 at 9:10 am Directed by: Norm Anderson Cast: Dorset Hoogland Anderson, Mary Blanchard Bowe Synopsis: Two women bravely return to Vietnam after 46 years to remember their intense and transformative experiences as Red Cross Donut Dollie volunteers, boosting the morale of battle-worn soldiers on the frontlines of the Vietnam War while negotiating their own unforgettable emotional journey. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friend Ruth Wachs.

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Driveways Run Time: 83 minutes Screening Time: Friday, March 27 at 9:05 am • Tuesday, March 31 at 5:10 pm Thursday, April 2 at 12:30 pm Directed by: Andrew Ahn Cast: Brian Dennehy, Lucas Jaye, Hong Chau Synopsis: : A lonesome boy (Lucas Jaye) accompanies his mother (Hong Chau) on a trip to clean out his late aunt’s house, and ends up forming an unexpected friendship with the retiree (Brian Dennehy) who lives next door. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friend Danita Pirtle.

Spaceship Earth Run Time: 115 minutes Screening Time: Monday, March 30 at 4:55 pm • Friday, April 3 at 11:05 am Directed by: Matt Wolf Synopsis: : In 1991, eight capable men and women were sealed into Biosphere 2, an airtight terrarium in the Arizona desert containing a miniature replica of Earth’s environment. Funded by a Texas oil tycoon hoping to acquire licensable technologies for space colonization, the mission of Biosphere 2 was to maintain an isolated, sustainable environment for two years. The investors designed Biosphere 2 to generate a lot of press, but little was revealed about the people who created it. If Spaceship Earth is a cautionary tale about the forces that threaten our planet, it is also an inspirational tribute to what a small creative group can achieve. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friend Laurie Rozendal.


SHOWCASE FEATURE FILM

Boys State Run Time: 110 minutes Screening Time: Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 pm Directed by: Max Minghella Cast: Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss Synopsis: The sensational winner of the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is a wildly entertaining and continually revealing immersion into a week-long annual program in which a thousand Texas high school seniors gather for an elaborate mock exercise: building their own state government. Filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine closely track the escalating tensions that arise within a particularly riveting gubernatorial race, training their cameras on unforgettable teenagers like Ben, a Reaganloving arch-conservative who brims with confidence despite personal setbacks, and Steven, a progressive-minded child of Mexican immigrants who stands by his convictions amidst the sea of red. In the process, they have created a complex portrait of contemporary American masculinity, as well as a microcosm of our often dispiriting national political divisions that nevertheless manages to plant seeds of hope. An Apple release. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friend Carolyn Wemp.

Radical Obsession Run Time: 95 minutes Screening Time: Friday, March 27 at 11:05 am • Monday, March 30 at 5:10 pm Directed by: Barry Avrich Cast: Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss Synopsis: February 11, 1979. It would take just 13 months to irrevocably change the course of global history and introduce the world to a new era of modern terrorism. The Islamic Republic of Iran rose up from an unlikely revolution in a country that had never seen financial crisis, disgruntled military, or faced defeat in war. Radical Obsession explores the transformation of Iran from a western-influenced monarchy to a modern orthodox theocracy. It investigates how Ayatollah Khomeini’s vision for a society shaped by a ruling council of Imams radically upset the balance of power in the Middle East: a vision that reignited an age-old sectarian struggle for dominance of the Muslim world while spreading a deadly current of fear and an unyielding mission of state-sponsored terrorism.

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SHOWCASE FEATURE FILM

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Run Time: 120 minutes

Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 2:55 pm • Saturday, March 28 at 4:55 pm Directed by: Collin Schiffli Cast: Caroline Link, Riva Krymalowski, Marinus Hohmann, Carla Juri Synopsis: In this gentle, beautifully rendered historical family drama, a German-Jewish girl takes her first steps into adulthood, as world events intrude on her happy, carefree existence. Nineyear-old Anna is too busy with schoolwork and friends to notice Hitler’s face glaring from posters plastered all over 1933 Berlin. But when her father suddenly vanishes, and the family is secretly hurried out of Germany, Anna begins to understand life will never be the same. What follows is a courageous adventure full of fear and uncertainty, as Anna and her family navigate unfamiliar lands, and cope with the challenges of being refugees. Oscarwinning filmmaker Caroline Link directs this adaptation of Judith Kerr’s semiautobiographical bestselling children’s novel.

The Prison Within Run Time: 85 minutes Screening Times: Tuesday, March 31 at 9:30 pm Friday, April 3 at 8:05 pm Directed by: Katherin Hervey Synopsis: Prisoners incarcerated for murder inside San Quentin Prison transcend the barriers of the punitive prison system by working with victims of violent crime to unearth the root cause of their violence. Each character undergoes a radical transformation, revealing how all of us, on both sides of the wall, can break free from our own personal prisons.

Collective (Subtitled) Run Time: 110 minutes

50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus

Run Time: 65 minutes

Screening Time: Sunday, March 29 at 7:20 pm Tuesday, March 31 at 7:15 pm Directed by: Steven Pressman Narrated by: Mamie Gummer and Alan Alda Synopsis: Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus never intended to become heroes. But in early 1939, as conditions were worsening for Jews living inside Nazi Germany, the Philadelphia couple embarked on a risky and improbable mission – an effort to rescue 50 Jewish children and bring them to safety in the United States. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friends Yvette and Bernie Goldstein.

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Screening Times: Wednesday, April 1 at 7:10 pm Friday, April 3 at 11:10 am Directed by: Alexander Nanau Synopsis: In 2015, a fire at Bucharest’s Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. Then a doctor blows the whistle to a team of investigative journalists. One revelation leads to another as the journalists start to uncover vast health care fraud. When a new health minister is appointed, he offers unprecedented access to his efforts to reform the corrupt system but also to the obstacles he faces. Following journalists, whistleblowers, burn victims, and government officials, Collective is an uncompromising look at the impact of investigative journalism at its best. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friends Chris & Lisa LaMont.


Billie Run Time: 96 minutes Screening Times: Monday, March 30 at 7:05 pm Saturday, April 4 at 11:10 am

I Want My MTV Run Time: 90 minutes Screening Times: Friday, April 3 at 7:55 pm Saturday, April 4 at 1:15 pm Directed by: Tyler Measom & Patrick Waldrop Cast: Sting, Billy Idol, Pat Benatar, Nancy Wilson, Bret Michaels, Darryl McDaniels Synopsis: Steeped in music, rock icons, and elusive interviews, I Want My MTV details the implausible genesis of MTV, the rapid rise of the brand, and the global revolution that followed.

Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine Run Time: 75 minutes Screening Times: Saturday, March 28 at 1:15 pm Saturday, April 4 at 3:25 pm Directed by: Scott Crawford Synopsis: Capturing the messy upheaval of the ‘70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, the film explores CREEM Magazine’s humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse, then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and genius clown prince, Lester Bangs, a year later. Fifty years after publishing its first issue, “America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine” remains a seditious spirit in music and culture.

Directed by: James Erskine Synopsis: Billie Holiday, one of the greatest voices of all time, a woman of breath-taking talent and global popularity, was throughout her short life a figure of controversy - a black woman in a white man’s world, a victim and a rebel whose infamous Strange Fruit, the first protest song, earned her powerful enemies. Then in the late 1960’s journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl set out to write the definitive biography of Billie. Over the next decade, she tracked down and tape-recorded interviews with the extraordinary characters that populated the iconic singer’s short, tumultuous life. With unprecedented and exclusive access to Linda’s astonishing 200 hours of never-beforeheard interviews, “Billie” showcases an American legend, capturing her depths and complexity through the voices of those who knew her best.

Feels Good Man Run Time: 95 minutes Screening Times: Tuesday, March 31 at 5:10 pm Thursday, April 2 at 9:30 pm Directed by: Arthur Jones Cast: Matt Furie, Aiyana Udesen, Adam Serwer, Lisa Hanawalt, Dale Beran, Emily Heller, John Michael Greer Synopsis: When indie comic character Pepe the Frog becomes an unwitting icon of hate, his creator fights to bring Pepe back from the darkness. “Feels Good Man” is a funny, trippy and thought-provoking film about how the Internet transformed an unlucky cartoon frog, then the rest of the world.

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The Dog Doc Annie (1982) Run Time: 125 minutes Screening Time: Saturday, March 28 at 1:10 pm Directed by: John Huston Cast: Aileen Queen, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Tim Curry, Ann Reinking

Run Time: 101 minutes Screening Time: Saturday, March 28 at 11:05 am Thursday, April 2 at 10:20 am Directed by: Cindy Meehl Synopsis: Dr. Marty Goldstein has been called everything from “maverick” to “miracle worker.” Dr. Goldstein’s practice, Smith Ridge Veterinary Center, provides holistic treatment for animals after other vets have given up hope.

Synopsis: In this family classic from 1982, a young orphan girl’s adventures in finding a family that will take her.

The Painter and the Thief Run Time: 105 minutes

Out Stealing Horses Run Time: 125 minutes Screening Time: Sunday, March 29 at 7:05 pm Thursday, April 2 at 5:00 pm Directed by: Hans Petter Moland Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Bjørn Floberg, Tobias Santelmann, Jon Ranes, Danica Curcic Synopsis: November 1999: 67-year-old Trond (Stellan Skarsgård), lives in self-imposed isolation and looks forward to welcoming in the new millennium alone. As winter arrives he meets one of his few neighbors, Lars (Bjørn Floberg), and realizes he knew him back in the summer of 1948. 1948 – the year Trond turned 15. The summer Trond grew up. OUT STEALING HORSES is based on the bestselling novel by Norwegian author Per Petterson, which received several important international awards and was included in The New York Times ’10 Best Books of 2007 (Fiction)’. Petterson’s novels have been translated into more than 50 languages.

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Screening Time: Wednesday, April 1 at 4:40 pm Friday, April 3 at 9:00 am Directed by: Benjamin Ree Synopsis: When two paintings by Czech naturalist Barbora Kysilkova are stolen from an Oslo art gallery, Norwegian authorities quickly identify and arrest the two thieves but find no trace of the paintings. Hoping to learn what happened, Barbora approaches one of the thieves, Karl-Bertil Nordland, at his criminal hearing. She asks if she can paint his portrait and, contrite, he agrees. What follows—over a series of portraits and many years—is an extraordinary story of human connection and friendship. Using a structure that cleverly shifts perspectives, Norwegian filmmaker Benjamin Ree unfolds the fraught lives and vulnerabilities of two souls who come to recognize themselves in the other—the darkness, wounds, compulsions, and self-destructive behavior. Ree captures the revelatory moment when Bertil, a junkie and petty crook who has done jail time, first sees his portrait and breaks down completely. Throughout the film, our understanding of both people—and even the stolen paintings—changes entirely. In life, certain aspects of human nature defy comprehension, and yet Ree materializes them in a way that is accessible and transcendent.


SHOWCASE FEATURE FILM

Two of Us Run Time: 95 minutes Screening Times: Friday, April 3 at 6:00 pm Saturday, April 4 at 9:05 am Directed by: Filippo Meneghetti Cast: Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier Synopsis: Two retired women, Nina and Madeleine, have been secretly in love for decades. Everybody, including Madeleine’s family, thinks they are simply neighbors, sharing the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, enjoying the affection and pleasures of daily life together, until an unforeseen event turns their relationship upside down and leads Madeleine’s daughter to gradually unravel the truth about them.

They Have Names Run Time: 75 minutes Screening Time: Sunday, March 29 at 7:30 pm Monday, March 30 at 5:05 pm • Thursday, April 2 at 7:30 pm Directed by: David Wallace Cast: Mary Jo Pitzl, David Wallace, Nick Oza and Dianna M. Náñez Synopsis: There are some 15,000 children in Arizona’s foster care system, but who are they? “They Have Names” follows five people and their families over the course of over a year as they navigate Arizona’s child welfare system in group homes, foster homes, courtrooms and prison cells. These five individuals pose tough questions, and find the answers aren’t always satisfying.

Take Me Somewhere Nice Run Time: 95 minutes Screening Times: Saturday, March 28 at 2:55 pm Monday, March 30 at 7:15 pm Directed by: Ena Sendijarević Cast: Sara Luna Zorić, Lazar Dragojević, Ernad Prnjavorac, Sanja Burić, Jasna Đuričić , Mario Knezović, Emir Hadžihafizbegović

The Last Days of Capitalism Run Time: 85 minutes Screening Time: Friday, April 3 at 1:15 pm Saturday, April 4 at 2:00 pm Directed by: Adam Mervis Cast: Mike Faiola, Sarah Harper Synopsis: : A wealthy man is holed up in a penthouse high above the Las Vegas strip when…he meets a mysterious woman. The two embark on an emotional and intellectual roller coaster that asks us to consider much more than just sex high above the glitter of neon lights.

Synopsis: On the edge of adulthood, Alma leaves her

mother’s home in the Netherlands and travels to her native Bosnia to visit the father she’s never met. But from the start, nothing goes as planned. Her cousin Emir gives her a frosty reception and mocks her easy life in the West. At the same time, undeniable sexual chemistry leads Alma into a passionate relationship with Emir’s best friend, the troublemaker Denis. High on the reckless energy of youth and the rush of adult discovery, the rebellious trio sets off on the adventure together, embarking on an increasingly unpredictable road trip through the scorching Bosnian heartland. Over the course of the journey, Alma will learn to accept and understand herself, embracing all challenges that come her way. PHOENIXFILMFESTIVAL.COM

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SHOWCASE FEATURE FILM

Dinner in America

We Are Little Zombies

Run Time: 110 minutes

Run Time: 120 minutes

Screening Time: Friday, April 3 at 9:55pm Saturday, April 4 at 8:05pm

Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 9:45 pm • Wednesday, April 1 at 4:45 pm

Directed by: Adam Carter Rehmeier

Cast: Keita Ninomiya, Satoshi Mizuno, Mondo Okumura, Sena Nakajima, Kuranosuke Sasaki

Cast: Kyle Gallner, Emily Skeggs, Pat Healy, Griffin Gluck, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Hannah Marks, Lea Thompson Synopsis: An on-the-lam punk rocker and a young woman obsessed with his band unexpectedly fall in love and go on an epic journey together through America’s decaying Midwestern suburbs.

Directed by: Makoto Nagahisa

Synopsis: Their parents are dead. They should be sad, but they can’t cry. So they form a kick-ass band. This is the story of four 13 year-olds in search of their emotions. One sunny day, four young teens meet by chance at a crematorium. Hikari, Ikuko, Ishi and Takemura have all lost their parents at the same time. But none of them could shed a tear. They were like zombies, devoid of all emotion. This is a story about their quest to retrieve their ability to feel. And what they discover at the end of it.

The Twentieth Century Run Time: 90 minutes Screening Times: Saturday, March 28 at 10:25 pm Thursday, April 2 at 9:20 pm Directed by: Matthew Rankin Cast: Dan Beirne, Sarianne Cormier, Catherine StLaurent, Mikhaïl Ahooja Synopsis: Toronto, 1899. Aspiring young politician Mackenzie King (Dan Beirne) dreams of becoming the Prime Minister of Canada. But his romantic hesitations between a British soldier, a French-Canadian nurse, and a furtive, fetishistic obsession may well bring about his downfall. In his quest for power, King must gratify the expectations of his imperious Mother, the hawkish fantasies of a war-mongering Governor-General, and the utopian idealism of a Québécois mystic before facing the final test of leadership. Culminating in an epic battle between good and evil, King learns that disappointment may be the only way to survive the 20th century.

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Jay Sebring...Cutting to the Truth Run Time: 95 minutes Screening Times: Thursday, April 2 at 5:05 pm Saturday, April 4 at 10:10 pm Directed by: Anthony DiMaria Synopsis: Jay Sebring....Cutting to the Truth” is an depth look into the life and legacy of Jay Sebring- the revolutionary Sixties Hollywood men’s designer- until his untimely murder at the hands of Charles Manson and the so-called Family. The documentary restores proper status to a cultural, historical figure whose identity and legacy was lost in the sensationalism and exploitation surrounding his murder and the notorious murders.


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SCREENING SCHEDULE THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2020 Harkins Cine Capri Theatre 7:30pm - Opening Night Film : The Lovebirds

FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020 ASU Theatre

Discount Tire Theatre

Cigna Theatre

The Pain Center Theatre

Shapiro Theatre

Arizona Republic Theatre

Carvana Theatre

THEATRE 1

THEATRE 2

THEATRE 3

THEATRE 4

THEATRE 5

THEATRE 6

THEATRE 7

9:00am

High School Educational Outreach 5 hours 2:00pm

9:20am

9:00am

9:15am

9:10am

9:05am

9:00am

Finding Home in Boomtown 80 Min 10:40am

Animated Shorts 80 min 10:20am

The Golden Rule 95 Min 10:50am

Ask No Questions 85 Min 10:35am

Driveways 85 Min 10:30am

Seneca 95 Min 10:35am

11:15am

11:05am

11:25am

11:10am

10:55am

11:10am

However Long 80 Min 12:35pm

Radical Obsession 95 Min 12:40pm

African American Directed Shorts 85 Min 12:50pm

Grand Cancan 135 Min 1:25pm

Live Action Shorts A 80 Min 12:15pm

Babysplitters 120 Min 1:10pm

1:10pm

1:25pm

1:30pm

2:00pm

1:00pm

1:45pm

Analog Love 90 Min 2:40pm

Documentary Shorts A 80 Min 2:45pm

My Dearest Enemy 105 Min 3:15pm

Zoro’s Solo 90 Min 3:30pm

The Short HIstory of the Long Road 90 Min 2:30pm

Lost Bayou 90 Min 3:15pm

3:15pm

3:30pm

3:50pm

4:05pm

2:55pm

3:50pm

After the Murder of Albert Lima 95 Min 4:50pm

World Cinema Shorts 80 Min 4:50pm

Documentary Shorts B 90 Min 5:20pm

Body & Bones 100 Min 5:45pm

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit 120 Min 4:55pm

The Immortal Jellyfish 110 Min 5:40pm

3:00pm

5:25pm

5:35pm

5:55pm

6:20pm

5:20pm

6:15pm

College Filmmaker Panels 3 hours 6:00pm

She’s In Portland 105 Min 7:10pm

College Shorts 90 Min 7:05pm

LatinX Directed Shorts 95 Min 7:30pm

Untimely 80 Min 7:40pm

The Donut Dollies 85 Min 6:45pm

The Miseducation of Bindu 95 Min 7:50pm

7:30pm

7:45pm

7:40pm

8:00pm

8:15pm

7:20pm

8:25pm

Dream Horse 105 Min 9:15pm

Show Me What You Got 100 Min 9:25pm

Live Action Shorts B 90 Min 9:10pm

La Llorona 100 Min 9:40pm

Old-Timers 90 Min 9:45pm

Faith Based 90 Min 8:50pm

Swing Low 80 Min 9:45pm

10:00pm

9:45pm

10:30pm

10:20pm

9:30pm

Horror Shorts B 85 Min 11:25pm

We Are Little Zombies 120 Min 11:45pm

Butt Boy 100 Min 12:10am

Sci-Fi Shorts B 65 Min 11:25pm

Blood Quantum 100 Min 11:10pm

Dream Horse Run Time: 105 min Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 7:30 pm Directed by: Euros Lyn Cast: Toni Collette, Damian Lewis, Joanna Page

Synopsis: The film tells the inspiring true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely race horse bred by small town Welsh bartender, Jan Vokes (Academy Award® nominee Toni Collette). With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbors to chip in their meager earnings to help raise Dream in the hopes he can compete with the racing elites. The group’s investment pays off as Dream rises through the ranks with grit and determination and goes on to race in the Welsh Grand National showing the heart of a true champion.

Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friends The Baker Brigade.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020

Cigna Theatre

The Pain Center Theatre

Shapiro Theatre

Arizona Republic Theatre

Carvana Theatre

Harkins Theatre

THEATRE 2

THEATRE 3

THEATRE 4

THEATRE 5

THEATRE 6

THEATRE 7

CINE CAPRI

9:00am

9:20am

9:15am

9:20am

9:10am

9:00am

10:

Analog Love 90 Min 10:30am

Documentary Shorts B 90 Min 10:50am

Zoro’s Solo 90 Min 10:45am

Untimely 80 Min 10:40am

Donut Dollies 85 Min 10:35pm

The Miseducation of Bindu 95 Min 10:35am

ASU Theatre

Discount Tire Theatre

THEATRE 1 9:05am Live Action Shorts B 90 Min 10:35am 11:15am

11:05am

11:40am

11:20am

11:15am

11:10am

11:10am

Swing Low 80 Min 12:35pm

The Dog Doc 105 Min 12:50pm

Film Editing Presentation 80 Min 1:00pm

LatinX Directed Shorts 95 Min 12:55pm

Body & Bones 100 Min 12:55pm

College Shorts 90 Min 12:40pm

Finding Home in Boomtown 80 Min 12:30pm

1:10pm

1:15pm

1:30pm

1:25pm

1:30pm

1:15pm

1:05pm

Annie 125 Min 3:15pm

Show Me What You Got 100 Min 2:55pm

Documentary Shorts A 80 Min 2:50pm

Ask No Questions 85 Min 2:50pm

Grand Cancan 135 Min 3:45pm

Creem: America’s Only Rock N’ Roll Magazine 75 min 2:30pm

She’s in Portland 105 Min 2:50pm

3:35pm

3:30pm

3:35pm

3:25pm

4:20pm

2:55pm

3:25pm

Babysplitters 120 Min 5:35pm

Disclosure 100 Min 5:10pm

World Cinema Shorts 80 Min 4:55pm

Native American Directed Shorts 100 Min 5:05pm

Old-Timers 90 Min 5:50pm

Take Me Somewhere Nice 95 Min 4:30pm

After the Murder of Albert Lima 95 Min 5:00pm

6:10pm

5:45pm

5:40pm

5:35pm

6:25pm

4:55pm

5:35pm

Faith Based 90 Min 7:40pm

However Long 85 Min 7:10pm

Live Action Shorts A 80 Min 7:00pm

Huracan 105 Min 7:20pm

My Dearest Enemy 105 Min 8:10pm

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit 120 Min 6:55pm

Lost Bayou 90 Min 7:05pm

8:15pm

7:45pm

7:50pm

7:55pm

8:45pm

7:20pm

7:40pm

7:30pm

Max Reload and the Nether Blasters 100 Min 9:55pm

The Immortal Jellyfish 110 Min 9:35pm

Animated Shorts 80 Min 9:10pm

Koko Di Koko Da 85 Min 9:20pm

The Golden Rule 95 Min 10:20pm

Class Action Park 95 Min 8:55pm

Seneca 95 Min 9:15pm

The Personal History of David Copperfield 120 Min 9:30pm

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10:20pm

10:00pm

10:25pm

Sci-Fi Shorts A 80 Min 11:40pm

Alien Addiction 95 Min 11:35pm

The Twentieth Century 90 Min 11:55pm

9:40pm

9:50pm

IHSFF Showcase Film To Be Announced

Horror Shorts A 80 Min 11:10pm

The Personal History of David Copperfield Run Time: 120 minutes

Synopsis: “The Personal History of David Copperfield” re-

Screening Time: Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 pm

imagines Charles Dickens’ classic ode to grit and perseverance through the comedic lens of its award-winning filmmakers— giving the Dickensian tale new life for a cosmopolitan age with a diverse ensemble cast of stage and screen actors from across the world. Emmy® winners and Oscar® nominees Armando Iannucci (In the Loop, The Death of Stalin, HBO’s Veep) and Simon Blackwell (In The Loop, HBO’s Succession) lend their wry, yet heart-filled storytelling style to revisiting Dickens’ iconic hero on his quirky journey from impoverished orphan to burgeoning writer

Directed by: Tom Shadyac Cast: Dev Patel, Aneurin Barnard, Peter Capaldi, Morfydd Clark, Daisy May Cooper, Rosalind Eleazar, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw, Paul Whitehouse, Gwendoline Christie, Anthony Welsh, Benedict Wong

in Victorian England.

Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friend Elizabeth Stewart. PHOENIXFILMFESTIVAL.COM

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SCREENING SCHEDULE SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020

ASU Theatre

Discount Tire Theatre

Cigna Theatre

The Pain Center Theatre

Shapiro Theatre

Arizona Republic Theatre

Carvana Theatre

THEATRE 1

THEATRE 2

THEATRE 3

THEATRE 4

THEATRE 5

THEATRE 6

THEATRE 7

10:30am

10:20am

10:25am

10:00am

10:15am

10:10am

10:05am

College Shorts 90 Min 12:00pm

However Long 80 Min 11:40am

Documentary Shorts B 90 Min 11:55am

Grand Cancan 135 Min 12:15pm

The Golden Rule 95 Min 11:50am

Show Me What You Got 100 Min 11:50pm

After the Murder of Albert Lima 95 Min 11:40am

12:40pm

12:20pm

12:35pm

12:50pm

12:25pm

12:30pm

12:20pm

Swing Low 80 Min 2:00pm

She’s in Portland 105 Min 2:05pm

Native American Directed Shorts 100 Min 2:15pm

Old-Timers 90 Min 2:20pm

My Dearest Enemy 105 Min 2:10pm

Animated Shorts 80 Min 1:50pm

The Immortal Jellyfish 110 Min 2:10pm

2:45pm

2:50pm

2:55pm

3:00pm

2:50pm

2:35pm

2:45pm

Live Action Shorts A 80 Min 4:05pm

Lost Bayou 90 Min 4:20pm

African American Directed Shorts 85 Min 4:20pm

Untimely 80 Min 4:20pm

Body & Bones 100 Min 4:30pm

The Miseducation of Bindu 95 min 4:10pm

Seneca 95 Min 4:20pm

4:50pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

4:55pm

5:05pm

4:50pm

4:55pm

Live Action Shorts B 90 Min 6:20pm

Analog Love 90 Min 6:30pm

Documentary Shorts A 80 Min 6:20pm

Class Action Park 95 Min 6:30pm

Zoro’s Solo 90 Min 6:35pm

Finding Home in Boomtown 80 Min 6:10pm

Babysplitters 120 Min 6:55pm

7:00pm

7:20pm

7:10pm

7:05pm

7:10pm

6:50pm

7:30pm

Resistance 90 Min 8:30pm

50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus 65 Min 8:25pm

The Other Lamb 90 Min 8:40pm

Out Stealing Horses 125 Min 9:10pm

Ask No Questions 85 Min 8:35pm

Huracan 105 Min 8:35pm

They Have Names 75 Min 8:45pm

Resistance Run Time: 90 minutes Screening Time: Sunday, March 29 at 7:00 pm Directed by: Jonathan Jakubowicz Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Ed Harris, Edgar Ramirez, Clémence Poésy, Matthias Schweighöfer Synopsis: As a young man growing up in Nazi-occupied France, Marcel Mangel has

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no intention of getting involved in World War II. As a theater performer in his twenties, Marcel’s pursuits include impersonating Charlie Chaplin in burlesque clubs, painting backdrops for his plays, and antagonizing his obstinate father. However, his life is permanently altered when, after witnessing acts of atrocity, he is recruited into the French Resistance. And the performer, who forges his passport to the name Marcel Marceau, puts his skills to the ultimate test, working

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at incredible risk to help transport orphaned Jewish children from Nazi-occupied France into Switzerland. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friends Leslie and Brian Benner.


MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2020 ASU Theatre

Shapiro Theatre

Arizona Republic Theatre

THEATRE 1

THEATRE 2

THEATRE 6

TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2020 Carvana Theatre

ASU Theatre

Shapiro Theatre

Arizona Republic Theatre

Carvana Theatre

THEATRE 7

THEATRE 1

THEATRE 2

THEATRE 6

THEATRE 7

10:15am

10:20am

10:15am

Documentary Shorts A 80 Min 11:35am

Pope Dreams 105 Min 12:05pm

Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 85 Min 11:40am

10:20am Tu Me Manques 105 Min 12:05pm

12:30pm

12:35pm

12:25pm

12:35pm

Animated Shorts 80 Min 1:50pm

Ten Til Noon 80 Min 1:55pm

Live Actions Shorts A 80 Min 1:45pm

Drawing with Chalk 90 Min 2:05pm

2:30pm

2:35pm

2:45pm

2:40pm

Dakota Skye 90 Min 4:00pm

Antigone 110 Min 4:25pm

Live Action Shorts B 90 Min 4:15pm

The Revolution and the Artists 110 Min 4:30pm

5:00pm

5:10pm

4:55pm

5:05pm

The Short History of the Long Road 90 Min 6:30pm

Radical Obsession 95 Min 6:45pm

Spaceship Earth 115 Min 6:50pm

They Have Names 75 Min 6:20pm

5:10pm

5:05pm

5:00pm

5:10pm

Driveways 85 Min 6:35pm

Documentary Shorts B 90 Min 6:35pm

Huracan 105 Min 6:45pm

Feels Good Man 95 Min 6:45pm

7:00pm

7:10pm

7:15pm

7:05

7:00pm

7:05pm

7:15pm

7:10pm

Dark Divide 110 Min 8:50pm

The Wretched 95 Min 8:45pm

Take Me Somewhere Nice 95 Min 8:50pm

Billie 100 Min 8:45pm

Babyteeth 120 Min 9:00pm

Koko Di Koko Da 85 Min 8:30pm

50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus 65 Min 8:20pm

Max Reload and the Nether Blasters 100 Min 8:50pm

9:15pm

9:30pm

9:10pm

9:20pm

Dying to be Frozen 75 Min 10:30pm

LatinX American Directed Shorts 95 Min 11:05pm

Zombi Child 100 Min 10:50pm

To Be Announced

9:25pm

9:20pm

9:10pm

9:30pm

Ocean of Obstacles 90 Min 10:55pm

African American Directed Shorts 85 Min 10:45pm

Butt Boy 100 Min 10:50pm

The Prison Within 85 Min 10:55pm

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2020 ASU Theatre

Shapiro Theatre

Arizona Republic Theatre

THEATRE 1

THEATRE 2

THEATRE 6

10:15am College Shorts 90 Min 11:45am

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020 Carvana Theatre

ASU Theatre

Shapiro Theatre

Arizona Republic Theatre

Carvana Theatre

THEATRE 7

THEATRE 1

THEATRE 2

THEATRE 6

THEATRE 7

10:20am

10:15am

10:20am

How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song 105 Min 12:05pm

Netherbeast Incorporated 95 Min 11:50am

The Dog Doc 105 Min 12:05pm

12:30pm

12:35pm

12:40pm

12:30pm

World Cinema Shorts 80 Min 1:50pm

Pig 90 Min 2:05pm

Encore Screening

Driveways 85 Min 1:55pm

2:35pm

2:30pm

Angel of Nanjing 70 Min 3:45pm

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya 105 Min 4:15pm

4:50pm

4:45pm

5:05pm

4:40pm

Planet George 95 Min 6:25pm

We Are Little Zombies 120 Min 6:45pm

Faith Based 90 Min 6:35pm

The Painter & The Thief 105 Min 6:25pm

7:00pm

7:10pm

7:15pm

7:00pm

To The Stars 115 Min 8:55pm

Collective 110 Min 9:00pm

Life Inside Out 105 Min 9:00pm

Saint Maud 85 Min 8:25pm

9:20pm

9:25pm

9:00pm

9:20pm

Arizona Shorts A 85 Min 10:45pm

Native American Directed Shorts 100 Min 11:05pm

Best of Shorts 90 Min 11:00pm

The Other Lamb 90 Min 10:30pm

2:50pm

2:45pm

Encore Screening

On the Roof 100 Min 4:25pm

4:45pm

5:00pm

5:05pm

5:10pm

Tu Me Manques 105 Min 6:30pm

Out Stealing Horses 125 Min 7:05pm

Jay Sebring...Cutting to the Truth 95 Min 6:40pm

The Short History of the Long Road 90 Min 6:40pm

7:00pm

7:30pm

7:20pm

7:15pm

Boys State 110 Min 8:50pm

They Have Names 75 Min 8:45pm

Norman 105 Min 9:05pm

Teenage Badass 100 Min 8:55pm

9:25pm

9:20pm

9:35pm

9:30pm

Arizona Shorts B 85 Min 10:50pm

The Twentieth Century 90 Min 10:50pm

A Living Dog 95 Min 11:10pm

Feels Good Man 95 Min 11:05pm

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SCREENING SCHEDULE FRIDAY, APRIL3, 2020

ASU Theatre

Discount Tire Theatre

Cigna Theatre

The Pain Center Theatre

Shapiro Theatre

Arizona Republic Theatre

THEATRE 1

THEATRE 2

THEATRE 3

THEATRE 4

THEATRE 5

THEATRE 6

9:05am

9:15am

9:00am

9:20am

9:10am

9:00am

Ocean of Obstacles 90 Min 10:35am

Clementine 90 Min 10:45am

The Painter and the Thief 105 Min 10:45am

Horror Shorts B 85 Min 10:45am

The Honeymoon Phase 90 Min 10:40am

On the Roof 100 Min 10:40am

11:10am

11:05am

11:10am

11:20am

11:15am

11:05am

Moffie 100 Min 12:50pm

Spaceship Earth 115 Min 1:00pm

Collective 110 Min 1:00pm

Bad Witch 85 Min 12:45pm

Sci-Fi Shorts B 65 Min 12:20pm

The Revolution and the Artists 110 Min 12:55pm

1:15pm

1:35pm

1:30pm

1:15pm

1:20pm

1:25pm

The Last Days of Capitalism 85 Min 2:40pm

Dying to be Frozen 105 Min 3:20pm

Antigone 110 Min 3:20pm

Horror Shorts A 80 Min 2:35pm

Max Winslow and the House of Secrets 100 Min 3:00pm

Arizona Shorts A 85 min 2:50pm

3:15pm

3:55pm

3:50pm

3:20pm

3:40pm

3:30pm

The Capote Tapes 95 Min 4:50pm

Pig 90 Min 5:25pm

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya 105 Min 5:35pm

To Your Last Death 95 Min 4:55pm

Sci-Fi Shorts A 80 Min 5:00pm

Arizona Shorts B 85 Min 4:55pm

5:15pm

6:00pm

6:05pm

5:30pm

5:45pm

5:35pm

Planet George 95 Min 6:50pm

Two of Us 95 Min 7:35pm

Angel of Nanjing 70 Min 7:15pm

Making Monsters 85 Min 6:55pm

A Feral World 105 Min 7:30pm

How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song 105 Min 7:20pm

7:35pm

8:05pm

7:50pm

7:40pm

8:10pm

7:55

Save Yourselves! 95 Min 9:10pm

The Prison Within 85 Min 9:30pm

Pope Dreams 105 Min 9:35pm

Alien Addiction 95 Min 9:15pm

The Wretched 95 Min 9:45pm

I Want My MTV 90 Min 9:25pm

9:55pm

10:15pm

10:10pm

10:05

Dinner in America 110 Min 11:45pm

Blood Quantum 100 Min 11:55pm

Halloween 95 Min 11:45pm

Norman 105 Min 11:50pm

Save Yourselves! Run Time: 95 minutes Screening Time: Friday, April 3 at 7:35 pm Directed by: Alex Huston Fischer and Eleanor Wilson Cast: Sunita Mani, John Reynolds, Ben Sinclair, Johanna Day, John Early, Gary Richardson and Amy Sedaris Synopsis: Jack and Su are a hip Brooklyn couple who, like many of their friends, find

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themselves dependent on technology and unable to put down their phones. Fearing their mindless scrolling may impact their connection with each other, they seize the chance to head to an isolated cabin in the woods, vowing to unplug from the outside world for a week. Sheltered from texts and push notifications, they are blissfully unaware when aliens attack the earth. As strange events unfold, the couple must figure out a way back to civilization—or what’s left of it. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friend Mary Elizabeth Boyle.


SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020

ASU Theatre

Discount Tire Theatre

Shapiro Theatre

The Pain Center Theatre

Confidio Theatre

Arizona Republic Theatre

Carvana Theatre

THEATRE 1

THEATRE 2

THEATRE 3

THEATRE 4

THEATRE 5

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Arizona Student Film Festival 90 Min 10:30am

Two of Us 95 Min 10:40am

Angel of Nanjing 70 Min 10:30am

Making Monsters 85 Min 10:40am

Sci-Fi Shorts A 80 Min 10:30am

How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song 105 Min 10:45am

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Billie 100 Min 12:50pm

Antigone 110 Min 12:55pm

Dakota Skye 90 Min 12:45pm

Horror Shorts A 80 Min 12:35pm

A Feral World 105 Min 12:55pm

Pope Dreams 105 Min 1:05pm

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I Want My MTV 90 Min 2:45pm

On the Roof 100 Min 3:10pm

Drawing With Chalk 90 Min 2:50pm

Bad Witch 85 Min 2:45pm

Sci-Fi Shorts B 65 Min 2:35pm

Netherbeast Incorporated 95 min 3:15pm

The Last Days of Capitalism 85 Min 3:25pm

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Creem: America’s Only Rock N’ Roll Magazine 75 Min 4:40pm

45 RPM 100 Min 5:20pm

Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 85 Min 4:55pm

Horror Shorts B 85 Min 4:45pm

The Honeymoon Phase 90 Min 5:05pm

Ten Til Noon 80 Min 5:10pm

Arizona Shorts B 85 Min 5:35pm

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Teenage Badass 100 Min 6:45pm

Clementine 90 Min 7:25pm

Dying to be Frozen 75 Min 6:45pm

To Your Last Breath 95 Min 7:00pm

Max Winslow and the House of Secrets 100 Min 7:20pm

Life Inside Out 105 Min 7:05pm

Arizona Shorts A 85 Min 7:55pm

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Fisherman’s Friends 115 Min 9:25pm

Breaking Fast 95 Min 9:35pm

Pig 90 Min 8:55pm

La Llorona 100 Min 9:20pm

Zombi Child 100 Min 9:35pm

Dinner in America 110 Min 9:55pm

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Jay Sebring... Cutting to the Truth 95 Min 11:45pm

IHSFF Showcase To Be Announced

A Living Dog 95 Min 11:40pm

IHSFF Showcase Film To Be Announced

Fisherman’s Friends Run Time: 115 minutes

London music executive (Daniel Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by Screening Time: his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty Saturday, April 4 at 7:30 pm singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes Directed by: Chris Foggin the oultimate “fish out of water” as he struggles to gain Cast: Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton) who value David Hayman, Dave Johns, Sam Swainsbury, Tuppence Middleton, friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s Maggie Steed, Vahid Gold, Christian drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to reevaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what Brassington, Noel Clarke success really means. Synopsis: A fast living, cynical

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SCREENING SCHEDULE SUNDAY, APRIL5, 2020 Discount Tire Theatre

Shapiro Theatre

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Confidio Theatre

Arizona Republic Theatre

Carvana Theatre

Harkins Theatre

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THEATRE 4

THEATRE 5

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CINE CAPRI

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Teenage Badass 100 Min 11:45am

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya 105 Min 11:55am

To Your Last Death 95 Min 11:50am

Max Winslow and the House of Secrets 100 Min 11:40am

Life Inside Out 105 Min 11:45pm

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Breaking Fast 95 Min 1:55pm

Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 85 Min 1:50pm

Making Monsters 85 Min 1:50pm

A Feral World 105 Min 2:00pm

Ten Til Noon 80 Min 1:40pm

The Revolution and the Artists 110 Min 1:35pm

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Dakota Skye 90 Min 4:00pm

Drawing with Chalk 90 Min 3:55pm

Bad Witch 85 Min 3:50pm

The Honeymoon Phase 90 Min 4:05pm

Ocean of Obstacles 90 min 3:45pm

Class Action Park 95 Min 3:45pm

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Moffie 100 Min 6:15pm

45 RPM 100 Min 6:10pm

IHSFF Showcase To Be Announced

The Capote Tapes 95 Min 6:15pm

Max Reload and the Nether Blasters 100 Min 6:00pm

Netherbeast Incorporated 95 Min 5:55pm 7:00pm Closing Night Event: Promising Young Woman 120 Min 9:00pm

Max Reload and The Nether Blasters Screening Times: Saturday, March 28 at 8:15 pm Tuesday, March 31 at 7:10 pm Sunday, April 5 at 4:20 pm

Synopsis: A small town video game store clerk must go from zero to hero after accidentally unleashing the forces of evil from a cursed Colecovision game…

Directed by: Scott Conditt, Jeremy Tremp

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Run Time: 100 min

Cast: Tom Plumley, Greg Grunberg, Hassie Harrison, Joey Morgan, Martin Kove, Jesse Kove, Lin Shaye, Kevin Smith, Lukas Gage

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ARIZONA FILMS

Dying To Be Frozen

Ocean of Obstacles

Run Time: 75 minutes

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times: Monday, March 30 at 9:15 pm Friday, April 3 at 1:35 pm Saturday, April 4 at 5:30 pm

Screening Times: Tuesday, March 31 at 9:25 pm Friday, April 3 at 9:05 am Sunday, April 5 at 2:15 pm

Directed by: Jake McCurdy

Cast: Jorge Castro, Roman Robago, Steven Clemens, OCEAN OF OBSTACLES O Film.com Ethan Roberts, Cesar Yanez, Adonis Watt, Isabelle Chapman, Kaylee Nielsen, Maggie Lindsay, Elle Dingwell, Evelin Rios-Perez, Morgan Marquis

Cast: Kim Suozzi, Larry King, Steven Novella, Jason Acker, Max More, Greg Fahy, Rick Suozzi Synopsis: A 22-year old woman sets out on a desperate quest to have her head severed and frozen at her impending death. Following her journey, we explore the controversial practice of Cryonics. With equal doses of humor, pity and hope, we learn about the history and key events that have shaped the public perceptions of Cryonics.

Teenage Badass

The Voyage of the Blind Buccaneers

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Synopsis: Ocean of Obstacles is a documentary that reveals the story of a dozen blind and visually impaired teens as they attempt a life changing voyage. This first-time crew dubbed “The Blind Buccaneers” will learn to navigate and sail on open water before embarking on a seven day journey from the Spanish Virgin Islands to the shore of Puerto Rico.

Planet George

Run Time: 100 minutes

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Times: Thursday, April 2 at 7:15pm Saturday, April 4 at 5:05 pm Sunday, April 5 at 10:05 am

Screening Times: Wednesday, April 1 at 4:50 pm Friday, April 3 at 5:15 pm

Directed by: Grant McCord

Cast: Eric-Lee Olsen, Shana Eva, Robert Sherry, and Thomas Pantera

Cast: Mcabe Gregg, Evan Ultra, Madelyn Deutch, Dillon Lane, Elsie Hewitt, Karsen Liotta, Julie Ann Emery, Kevin Corrigan, James Paxton, Jim Adkins Synopsis: Set in 2006, Teenage Badass follows a band that scores a shot to play on the local news. But as all of their dreams start to become a reality, the band’s egocentric singer/songwriter threatens to make them lose everything.

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Directed by: Cari Frederick

Synopsis: Laugh along with George, a trustworthy doorman fed up with a rash of low-level crimes in the luxury condo complex where he works and lives. With pleas for help going unanswered, by management, George enlists the help of his goofy childhood friend and the pretty girl next door. The mission: solve the mystery of break-ins and reinvent his lackluster life.


ARIZONA SHORTS A Run Time: 80 minutes Screening Times: Wednesday, April 1 at 9:15 pm Friday, April 3 at 1:25 pm Saturday, April 4 at 6:30 pm

Infertile Hearts

Directed by: Kevin R. Phipps Synopsis: : An intimate look into one couple’s battle with infertility, told through movement and music.

June Heist

Directed by: Angela Marie Houston Synopsis: The story of a single mother as she fights for her daughter’s happiness while battling the effects of poverty.

Security Blanket

Directed by: Chris Blackford Synopsis: A little girl’s only defense against the monster is her special blanket.

The Legend of Brodan

Directed by: Dabney Jackson Synopsis: When fate calls upon the mighty Brodan to save a village from a monster, he begins a quest seeking fame and glory. When the villagers learn that Brodan is an idiot, mayhem ensues.

SHK

Directed by: Bill Wetherill Synopsis: Clyde is down and out on the streets when he meets the girl of his dreams… who just happens to be a hockey stick.

The Evolved Spectrum

Directed by: Adolpho Navarro Synopsis: A woman discovers a color within herself and expresses through her art work when she’s surrounded by negativity.

Wish You Were There

What We Become

Directed by: Phil Wilson Synopsis: “What We Become” tells the story of Glenna, who struggles to survive in a desolated world.

Wish You Were There

Directed by: Kieran Thompson Synopsis: An older couple goes on a first date at an art museum.

ARIZONA SHORTS B Run Time: 85 minutes Screening Times: Thursday, April 2 at 9:25 pm Friday, April 3 at 3:30 pm Saturday, April 4 at 4:10 pm

Stranger

Directed by: Chloe Caufield Synopsis: A micro documentary about Christian Caufield and his journey with autism.

Bubbled

Directed by: Briana Valenzuela Synopsis: An animated short film about a mermaid who finds the courage to break out of her bubble.

Schwerehosen

Directed by: Josh Kasselman Synopsis: When Megan receives a surprise social invitation from a higherup at her company, she’s worried her nerves – and her apathetic husband – will sink her.

Revitalization of Central City South

that is helping members of a historic Phoenix community to revitalize and rejuvenate their homes. We meet the residents of the community and people leading the effort within the organization, Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona.

Joe Goes to the Store

Directed by: Keegan Luther Synopsis: When your relationship ends, is it better to carry your memories with you or try to leave them behind? An everyday shopping trip becomes an emotional whirlwind and a journey towards hope.

Be There

Directed by: Stephen P. Davis Synopsis: Allen’s fiancé Emily passes away in an accident that he blames himself over. He is stricken with grief and depression, and doesn’t know how to come to terms with this new reality. Allen’s half-brother Nick pays him a visit after not speaking for 3 years, and wants to put their personal issues aside so he can be there for him.

Schwerehosen

System Restore

Directed by: Matthew Zavala Synopsis: After the death of his wife, Adam uses his computer programming skills to develop Artificial Intelligence as an attempted distraction from reality. Meanwhile, his sister-in-law, Hannah, fears that his new obsession is keeping him from moving on. As Adam’s new creation, “Mia,” develops, it begins to question its own existence.

My Sekret War

Directed by: Kevin R. Phipps Synopsis: A young woman confronts the dark decision she was forced to make as a child of war.

Directed by: Lorenzo Cuevas Synopsis: This film takes an in depth look at the efforts of a local non-profit

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CONGRATS Phoenix Film Festival

20 YEARS!

Raising Buchanan Available May 2020

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Angel of Nanjing

Run Time: 100 minutes

Run Time: 70 minutes

Screening Time: Saturday, April 4 at 3:40pm Sunday, April 5 at 4:30pm

Screening Times: Wednesday, April 1 at 2:35 pm Friday, April 3 at 6:05 pm • Saturday, April 4 at 9:20 pm

Directed by: Juli Jackson

Directed by: Jordan Horowitz and Frank Ferendo

Cast: Liza Burns, Jason Thompson, Candyce Hinkle, Natalie Canderday

Synopsis: The Yangtze River Bridge in Nanjing is one of the most famous bridges in China. It is also the most popular place in the world to commit suicide. For the past 11 years Chen Si has been patrolling this bridge, looking to provide aid for those who’ve gone there to end their lives. Incredibly, he has saved over 300 people since he began nearly one every two weeks.

Synopsis: Charlie, an artist who seeks a connection between her work and her deceased father’s music, teams up with Louie, an obsessive record collector. Together they scour the South in search of the elusive 45 record that hails from the heyday of ‘60s garage rock.

Drawing with Chalk Dakota Skye Run Time: 89 minutes Screening Times: Monday, March 30 at 2:30 pm Saturday, April 4 at 11:15 am • Sunday, April 5 at 2:30 pm Directed by: John Humber Cast: Eileen Boylan, Ian Nelson, J.B. Ghuman Jr. Synopsis: For as long as she can remember, Dakota Skye has been cursed with a super power. She has the ability to see the truth in any lie she hears, which leads to her become bitter and apathetic. When her boyfriend’s best friend comes into town and doesn’t lie, it shakes up her world and makes her re-examine her life.

Run Time: 90 minutes Screening Times: Tuesday, March 31 at 12:35pm Saturday, April 4 at 1:20pm • Sunday, April 5 at 2:25pm Directed by: Todd Giglio Cast: Todd Giglio, Christopher Springer, Pooja Kumar, Brennan Giglio Synopsis: Drawing With Chalk is about dreams and obligations and what happens when the two collide. Friends Jay and Matt are two 40-year-old musicians attempting to jump-start their stalled career. As Matt’s middle-age anxiety sets in, Jay struggles to find a balance between his music and family as he negotiates the minefields of friendship and marriage when the two worlds don’t fit together. PHOENIXFILMFESTIVAL.COM

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How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song Run Time: 105 minutes Screening Time: Wednesday, April 1 at 10:20 am Friday, April 3 at 5:35 pm • Saturday, April 4 at 9:00 am Directed by: Gary King Cast: Joe Schermann, Christina Rose, Debbie Williams, Mark Diconzo, Jenn Dees, Daryl Ray Carliles Synopsis: When Joe lands an opportunity to write for an Off-Broadway show, he is forced to cast either the love of his life, Evey, or his newly discovered muse, Summer. The realities of show business prove that writing is easy, living is hard. Filled with “catchy tunes and clever lyrics” (Empire Magazine), this is a cinematic experience you won’t forget.

Life Inside Out Run Time: 105 minutes Screening Times: Wednesday, April 1 at 7:15 pm Saturday, April 4 at 5:45 pm • Sunday, April 5 at 10:00 am Directed by: Jill D’Agnenica Cast: : Maggie Baird, Finneas O’Connell, Lori Nasso, David Cowgill, William Dennis Hunt, Goh Nakamura Synopsis: A middle-aged woman rediscovers the passion she had for music during her youth and uses it to connect with her troubled teenage son, who soon discovers his own musical gifts.

Pig Run Time: 90 minutes Screening Times: Wednesday, April 1 at 12:35 pm Friday, April 3 at 3:55 pm • Saturday, April 4 at 7:25 pm Directed by: Henry Barrial

Netherbeast Incorporated Run Time: 90 minutes Screening Times: Thursday, April 2 at 10:15 am Saturday, April 4 at 1:40 pm • Sunday, April 5 at 4:20 pm Directed by: Dean Ronalds Cast: Darrell Hammond, Jason Mewes, Dave Foley, Judd Nelson, Robert Wagner, Amy Davidson, Steve Burns Synopsis: A quirky twist on the vampire tale, set in modern-day corporate America.

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Cast: Rudolf Martin, Heather Ankeny, Keith Diamond, Ines Dali, Steve Tom Synopsis: : A man wakes up in the desert with a black hood on his head and his hands tied behind his back, and realizes he has no idea who he is or how he got there. A clue sends him to LA, where things are not what they seem, leading to something more unusual than he could have ever imagined.


Pope Dreams Run Time: 105 minutes Screening Time: Monday, March 30 at 10:20 am Friday, April 3 at 7:50 pm • Saturday, April 4 at 11:20 am Directed by: Patrick Hogan Cast: Stephen Tobolowsky, Julie Hagerty, Phillip Vaden, Marnette Patterson, Noel Fisher Synopsis: A young boy tries to make his dying mother’s dream come true while navigating through his love life.

Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 Run Time: 85 minutes Screening Times: Tuesday, March 31 at 10:15 am Saturday, April 4 at 3:30 pm • Sunday, April 5 at 12:25 pm Directed by: Phil Furey Synopsis: When a terrorist bomb exploded aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in December 1988, 270 lives ended in one horrific moment, and so began a bitter fight for truth waged by victims’ families. The only thing standing in the way of justice? Our thirst for Libyan oil.

Ten ‘til Noon Run Time: 88 minutes Screening Times: Monday, March 30 at 12:35 pm Saturday, April 4 at 3:50 pm • Sunday, April 5 at 12:20 pm Directed by: Dean Ronalds Cast: Alfonso Freeman, Jenya Lano, Rick Wasserman, Rayne Guest, Dylan Kussman Synopsis: A man is awakened at 11:50am by two assassins and experiences the terrifying final ten minutes of his life. We then see that same ten minutes replayed from different points of view, each cycle leading us closer to the truth behind this murderous conspiracy.

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CONSULAR DIPLOMACY SHOWCASE

Antigone (subtitled) - Canada

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya

Run Time: 110 minutes

(subtitled) - North Macedonia

Screening Time: Monday, March 30 at 2:35 pm Friday, April 3 at 1:30 pm • Saturday, April 4 at 11:05 am

Run Time: 105 minutes

Directed by: Sophie Desraspe Cast: Nahéma Ricci, Antoine Desrochers, Nour Belkhiria, Rachida Oussaada, Rawad El-Zein, Hakim Brahimi, Paul Doucet Synopsis: In helping her brother escape from prison, Antigone confronts the authorities: the police, the judicial and penal systems, and the father of her friend Haemon. A straight-A student and model citizen until now, she sees the vice-grip tighten around her. But she rejects the law of men for her own sense of justice, dictated by love and loyalty.

Screening Times: Wednesday, April 1 at 2:30 pm Friday, April 3 at 3:50 pm • Sunday, April 5 at 10:10 am Directed by: Teona Strugar Mitevska Cast: Zorica Nusheva, Labina Mitevska, Simeon Moni Damevski, Suad Begovski, Stefan Vujisič, Violeta Shapkovska, Xhevdet Jashari Synopsis: Every January in a small town in North Macedonia, the high priest throws a cross into the local waters, while dozens of men charge for it. The one who finds the cross is believed to gain overall good fortune and prosperity. An unemployed single young woman Petrunija jumps into the water and catches the cross. In this conservative setting, her competitors feel they have every right to be furious: a woman dared to compete and achieve what they failed to succeed in. Petrunija insists that she is the winner and refuses to return the cross.

On the Roof (Subtitled) - Czech Republic Run Time: 100 minutes Screening Times: Thursday, April 2 at 2:45 pm Friday, April 3 at 9:00 am • Saturday, April 4 at 1:30 pm Directed by: Jiří Mádl Cast: Alois Švehlík, Duy Anh Tran, Mary Bartalos, Vojtěch Dyk, Adrian Jastraban, David Švehlík, Radek Zima, Miroslav Táborský, Martin Sitta, Denisa Pfauserová, Veronika Lazorčáková, Mariana Kopecká Synopsis: A 20-year-old Vietnamese man named Song hoped for a better future in Europe. Living in a Vietnamese district in Prague, he is trapped in a marijuana grow house and lives the life of a modern slave. When the police storm the house, Song runs away to the rooftop of a condo building in a nearby district, where he breaks down. Mr. Rypar (78) lives alone. He is fond of the old times, living in a strong opposition to modern world. Rypar goes up on the roof, and meets a crying Song standing on the very edge, and the story begins.

The Revolution and the Artists (subtitled) - Mexico Run Time: 110 minutes Screening Times: Tuesday, March 31 at 2:40pm Friday, April 3 at 11:05am • Sunday, April 5 at 11:45am Directed by: Gabriel Retes Cast: Gabriel Retes, Meritxell Gález, Miguel Peraza, Horacio Castelo, Lenny Zundel, Gabriela Coppola, Vicente Flores, Grecia Peña, Adrián Matta, Rodrigo Azuela, Alan de Castillo, Ana Gabiño, Alan Ciangherotti, Karla Zapién, Patricia Reyes Spíndola Synopsis: : A romance between the painters and writers: Dr. Atl and Nahui Olin arises in the 20’s, the golden age of Mexican art, when the seeds of modern art and education were planted.

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The Capote Tapes

Moffie

Run Time: 95 min

Run Time: 100 min

Screening Times: Friday, April 3 at 3:15 pm Sunday, April 5 at 4:40 pm

Screening Times: Friday, April 3 at 11:10 am Sunday, April 5 at 4:35 pm

Directed by: Ebs Burnough

Directed by: Oliver Hermanus

Synopsis: Answered Prayers was meant to be Truman Capote’s greatest masterpiece, an epic portrait of New York’s glittering jet-set society. Instead, it sparked his downfall. Through never-before-heard audio archives from George Plimpton and interviews with Capote’s friends and enemies, including Dick Cavett, André Leon Talley, Jay McInerney and his adopted daughter, Kate Harrington, The Capote Tapes reveals the rise and fall of America’s most iconic gay writer.

Cast: Kai Luke Brummer, Ryan de Villiers, Matthew Vey

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Synopsis: Nicholas has long known he is different, that there is something shameful and unacceptable in him that must stay hidden, denied even. But South Africa’s minority government are embroiled in conflict at the Angolian border and all white young men over 16 must serve two years of compulsory military service to defend the Apartheid regime and its culture of toxic racist machismo. The ‘black danger’ is the real and present threat; what is wrong with Nicholas and others like him can be rooted out, treated and cured like a cancer. But just when fear pushes Nicholas to accept unspeakable horrors in the hopes of staying invisible, a tender relationship with another recruit becomes as dangerous for them both as any enemy fire.


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Clementine Run Time: 95 minutes Screening Times: Friday, April 3 at 9:15 am Saturday, April 4 at 5:55 pm Directed by: Lara Jean Gallagher

Breaking Fast Run Time: 90 min Screening Times: Saturday, April 4 at 8:00 pm Sunday, April 5 at 12:20 pm Directed by: Mike Mosallam Cast: Haa Sleiman, Michael Cassidy, Amin El Gamal, Patrick Sabongui, Christopher Hanke, Rula Gardenier, Aline Elasmar, Veronica Cartwright Synopsis: Set in West Hollywood, Breaking Fast is a romantic comedy that follows Mo, a practicing Muslim still reeling from heartbreak. When an All-American guy named Kal offers to join him in his nightly Iftars – the traditional meal eaten by Muslims during Ramadan – meal after meal, the two start to discover they have more in common than meets the eye. Their investigation takes them through every social level of the town, with Tibbs making enemies as well as unlikely friends as he hunts for the truth.

Tu Me Manques (subtitled) Run Time: 105 minutes Screening Times: Tuesday, March 31 at 10:20 am Thursday, April 2 at 4:45 pm Directed by: Rodrigo Bellott Synopsis: Jorge, a traditional Bolivian father, receives news of the suicide of his son Gabriel. Weeks after the tragedy he finds his son’s laptop where he discovers he had a romantic relationship with Sebastian, another young countryman who lives in New York City, where his son was studying. After an initial angry confrontation with Sebastian on Skype, Jorge decides to go to New York to look for answers about his son’s death, but what he finds will change his life forever.

Cast: Otmara Marrero (Crackle’s “Start-up,”) Sydney Sweeney (HBO’s “Euphoria,” Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,”) Will Brittain (Kong: Skull Island, Everybody Wants Some!!,) Sonya Walger (ABC’s “The Catch” and “Lost”) Synopsis: A heartbroken woman becomes entangled with a younger girl after breaking into her ex’s lake house in the Pacific Northwest. Equal parts psychological drama and sexual coming-of-age story, Clementine is a tense rumination on who to love and how to let go. Clementine was developed with the support of the Venice Biennale College-Cinema, the Sundance Institute, Film Independent, and IFP.

Disclosure Run Time: 105 minutes Screening Time: Saturday, March 28 at 3:30 pm Directed by: Sam Feder Cast: Chaz Bono, Candis Cayne, Laverne Cox, Elliot Fletcher, Susan Stryker, Lilly Wachowski Synopsis: Disclosure is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender. Leading trans thinkers and creatives, including Laverne Cox, Lilly Wachowski, Yance Ford, Mj Rodriguez, Jamie Clayton, and Chaz Bono, share their reactions and resistance to some of Hollywood’s most beloved moments. Grappling with films like A Florida Enchantment (1914), Dog Day Afternoon, The Crying Game, and Boys Don’t Cry, and with shows like The Jeffersons, The L-Word, and Pose, they trace a history that is at once dehumanizing, yet also evolving, complex, and sometimes humorous. What emerges is a fascinating story of dynamic interplay between trans representation on screen, society’s beliefs, and the reality of trans lives. Reframing familiar scenes and iconic characters in a new light, director Sam Feder invites viewers to confront unexamined assumptions, and shows how what once captured the American imagination now elicits new feelings. Disclosure provokes a startling revolution in how we see and understand trans people. PHOENIXFILMFESTIVAL.COM

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Class Action Park

Huracan

Run Time: 95 minutes

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Times: Saturday, March 28 at 7:20 pm Sunday, March 29 at 4:55 pm • Sunday, April 5 at 2:10 pm

Screening Times: Saturday, March 28 at 5:35 pm Sunday, March 29 at 6:50 pm Tuesday, March 31 at 5:00 pm

Directed by: Chris Charles Scott, Seth Porges Cast: Mary Pilon, Jason Scott, Seth Porges Synopsis: During its 1980s heyday, New Jersey’s Action Park was known as the world’s most dangerous amusement park – a place with bizarre rides and a chaotic atmosphere that placed it somewhere between Lord of the Flies and a Saw movie. For the first time, Class Action Park uncovers the true story of a time and place that will never exist again.

Directed by: Cassius Corrigan Cast: Cassius Corrigan, Yara Martínez, Grégory Choplin, Jorge Masvidal, Camila Rodríguez, Steven Spence, Carlos Guerrero Synopsis: Huracán is a psychological thriller about an aspiring MMA fighter who suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder.

AFRICAN AMERICAN SHORTS Run Time: 85 minutes

Land of Dry Bones

Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 11:25 am Sunday, March 29 at 2:55 pm Tuesday, March 31 at 9:20 pm

A Night Out

Directed by: Kevin Brooks Synopsis: After a bad breakup, a woman goes out with her friends for a girl’s night out but the night doesn’t end the way she expects, and it may alter the course of her life forever.

Land of Dry Bones

Directed by: Darrell Lake Synopsis: An unassuming single father, Emmanuel, struggles desperately to keep his life from unraveling when it is discovered that he was once a child soldier who committed heinous atrocities.

Flawd

Directed by: Jay Snow Synopsis: An LA Comic is forced to come clean about his terminal

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Along the Creek Road

Directed by: Russell Reed Synopsis: Along the Creek Road is a thriller that follows the story of Jenkin, a persistent and caring reporter covering the 15th anniversary of the Oaksville Disappearance. While trying to interview the town’s residences, she discovers a haunting hidden secret that reveals the truth about everything.

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Mercury in Retrograde

Directed by: Mignon Alexander Synopsis: Mercury In Retrograde tells the story of a young musician Rhoni, aspiring to be LA’s biggest rockstar. With the help her cousin Tati (a self-proclaimed filmmaker) and unsuccessful socialite Matt, the trio documents Rhoni’s journey to becoming legendary.


LATINX AMERICAN SHORTS Run Time: 95 minutes Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 5:55 pm Saturday, March 28 at 11:20 am Monday, March 30 at 9:30 pm

Undocumented (subtitled)

Directed by: Danny Valezquez Synopsis: A mother caught between two countries, risking it all for her daughter’s life.

¡Come! (subtitled)

Directed by: Lizette Barrera Synopsis: Set in Florida, a 12 year old Puerto Rican girl’s perspective changes when she brings a popular dessert dish, Arroz con Leche, to a thanksgiving event at her school and no one eats it.

Futbul Kid

Directed by: Pedro Perez Synopsis: Lencho’s hot summer day changes when he meets a paletero man named Sacarias under the shade of a giant tree.

Museum of Fleeting Wonders

Directed by: Tomas Gomez Bustillo Synopsis: The Museum of Fleeting Wonders is a collection of reenactments inspired by small and magical moments submitted by real people.

Overkill

Directed by: Alex Montilla Synopsis: ‘OverKill’ is a film with a comedic take on a familiar setup: when too-woke-for-their-own-good college kids are terrorized by an unstoppable masked killer, the final girl must outsmart him to survive. Only in this movie, the killer literally cannot be stopped (or killed.)

You and I, Always

Directed by: Ellen Marmol Synopsis: Camilla, a Brazilian single mother, wants to make this final road trip to college unforgettable. But when her daughter Victoria is preoccupied with

You and I, Always the future and takes her for granted, they find that goodbye is even harder than expected.

The Drawings (subtitled)

Directed by: José Antonio Ocegueda Synopsis: Lorenzo is a Mexican undocumented immigrant living in Phoenix, Arizona, and is homeless. His only purpose in life is to find his family (wife and two children) who was separated crossing the border from Mexico to the United States by Trump’s new immigrations policies. He was deported, but he returned to the United States to look for his son and daughter. Lorenzo’s story shows the reality of thousands of undocumented families who are suffering the separation and struggling to be together again.

NATIVE AMERICAN SHORTS Run Time: 100 minutes Screening Times: Saturday, March 28 at 3:25 pm Sunday, March 29 at 12:35 pm Wednesday, April 1 at 9:25 pm

Blackwater

Directed by: Boise Esquerra Synopsis: Blackwater follows the story of Birdie Blackwater, a washed-up Native American country singer from the reservation who found stardom and fame at an early age. Now on her last leg career-wise and having burnt every bridge across America, Birdie finds herself alone and broke, returning to her homeland, trying to cope with her life as it spirals out of control after ten years of reckless, unchecked alcoholism.

Douk

Directed by: Michelle Hernandez Synopsis: A Native American family confronts the harsh reality of being split apart from their daughters.

Interloper

Directed by: Lawrence Hennigan Synopsis: David Murdoch is a bounty hunter from a dystopian world. He’s tasked to travel back in time to presentday Los Angeles in pursuit of a fugitive - one Iris Gilbert. But the mission causes him to question his orders and his future.

Your Name Isn’t English

Directed by: Tazbah Rose Chavez Synopsis: As drivers struggle to pronounce her name, a Native American passenger offers history lessons from the backseat. It’s a lesson in American history they won’t forget.

Voice Unheard

Directed by: Mark Lewis Synopsis: Marty Coulee, a Native American photographer and entrepreneur, lives the good life in New York City. When her Native American business partner, Jess, receives an unexpected opportunity in the American Southwest, the two embark on an adventure to Arizona. However, the fun is

Totems short-lived when Jess vanishes without a trace. Suddenly, Marty must deal with her past, a system of racism, and false allegations—all while trying to find her friend. These events fundamentally change Marty. She vows to be a voice for the voices unheard.

Nice Shirt

Directed by: Juan C. Ysaguirre Synopsis: A compliment gone wrong that asks the right questions.

Totems

Directed by: Justin Deegan Synopsis: A post-apocalyptic film about two Indigenous men existing in the aftermath of colonial America, when their spouses kick them out, making them homeless in 2019 Seattle. Just like in the old days.

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Norman

La Llorona

Run Time: 105 min

Run Time: 100 min

Screening Times: Thursday, April 2 at 7:20 pm Friday, April 3 at 10:05pm

Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 8:00 pm Saturday, April 4 at 7:40pm

Directed by: Joel Guelzo

Directed by: Jayro Bustamante

Cast: Stephen Birge, Melissa Crouterfield

Cast: María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Julio Diaz, María Telón, and Juan Pablo Olyslager

Synopsis: Norman is a feature-length sci-fi film about a scientist who discovers time travel with the help of his A.I. companion. After becoming trapped and isolated in the past, life both then and in the future has become jeopardized. Driven by the threat of his past and present worlds collapsing, Norman must find a way home before it’s too late.

Synopsis: An aging paranoid dictator, protected by a witchcrafting wife, faces death and the uprise of his people in Guatemala.

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Alien Addiction Run Time: 95 min Screening Times: Saturday, March 28 at 10:00pm Friday, April 3 at 7:40 pm

Saint Maud Run Time: 85 min Screening Times: Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00 pm Directed by: Rose Glass Cast: Morfydd Clark, Jennifer Ehle, Lilly Frazer, Lily Knight, Marcus Hutton, Turlough Convery, and Rosie Sansom Synopsis: The debut film from writer-director Rose Glass, Saint Maud is a chilling and boldly original vision of faith, madness, and salvation in a fallen world. Maud, a newly devout hospice nurse, becomes obsessed with saving her dying patient’s soul – but sinister forces, and her own sinful past, threaten to put an end to her holy calling. Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friends Mark Beierwaltes and Mauricio Pereira.

Directed by: Shae Sterling Cast: Jimi Jackson, Thomas Sainsbury Synopsis: Alien Addiction follows Riko (Jimi Jackson) who lives in a small town in the middle of nowhere (Waikato, New Zealand.) Life was pretty normal until two aliens’ crash landed near Riko’s house. He welcomes the aliens and together they develop an intergalactic relationship of epic proportions. Alientologist Peter Mackintosh (Thomas Sainsbury) has tracked the aliens and Riko, and plans to capture them and reveal them to the world.

Zombi Child Run Time: 100 min Screening Times: Monday, March 30 at 9:10 pm Saturday, April 4 at 7:55pm Directed by: Bertrand Bonello

A Living Dog Run Time: 95 min Screening Times: Thursday, April 2 at 9:35 pm Saturday, April 4 at 10:05 pm

Cast: Louise Labeque, Wislanda Louimat, Katiana Milfort

Directed by: Daniel Raboldt

Synopsis: Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead only to be sent to the living hell of the sugarcane fields. In Paris, 55 years later, at a prestigious all-girls boarding school, Melissa, a young Haitian teenager, confesses an old family secret to a group of new friends - never imagining that this strange tale will convince a heartbroken classmate to do the unthinkable.

Synopsis: The war between mankind and intelligent machines has begun - and the machines are winning. Tomasz is a deserter who tries to hide as far away from the battle as possible. In the vast emptiness of northern Scandinavia he meets Lilja, the last survivor of a resistance group, who is determined to fight the superior machines.

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Cast: Stefan Ebel, Siri Nase, Nikolai Will


The Wretched Run Time: 100 min Screening Times: Monday, March 30 at 7:10 pm Friday, April 3 at 8:10 pm Directed by: Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce Cast: John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Jamison Jones Synopsis: Following his parents’ separation, a rebellious teenage boy, Ben, is sent to live with his father for the summer and work at the local marina in order to gain some form of discipline. The idyllic tourist town offers little solace for him, however, as he is forced to deal with the local, privileged teens and his father’s new girlfriend. Ben’s problems grow increasingly disturbing when he makes a chilling discovery about the family renting the house next door. A malevolent spirit from the woods has taken a hold of the parents and starts playing a sinister game of house, preying upon the children and wiping away any trace of their existence. Ben’s suspicions of the supernatural horrors go unheeded and he launches a perilous crusade in order to put an end to the skin-walking witch’s reign of terror.

Koko Di Koko Da Run Time: 85 min

The Other Lamb Run Time: 90 min Screening Times: Sunday, March 29 at 7:10 pm Wednesday, April 1 at 9:20 pm Directed by: Malgorzata Szumowska Cast: Raffey Cassidy, Michiel Huisman, Denise Gough Synopsis: For her entire life, the cult she was born into has been all that teenage Selah (Raffey Cassidy) has known. Along with a band of similarly cloistered young women, she lives seemingly unstuck in time, cut off from modern society in a remote forest commune presided over by a man called Shepherd (Michiel Huisman), a controlling, messiah-like figure with a frightening dark side. But when her insular world is rocked by a series of nightmarish visions and disturbing revelations, Selah begins to question everything about her existence—including her allegiance to the increasingly dangerous Shepherd. Awash in images of primal, dreamlike dread, this provocative fable is a haunting vision of adolescent awakening and revolt.

Butt Boy

Screening Times: Saturday, March 28 at 7:55 pm Tuesday, March 31 at 7:05 pm

Run Time: 100 min

Directed by: Johannes Nyholm

Directed by: Tyler Cornack

Cast: Leif Edlund, Peter Belli, Ylva Gallon

Cast: Tyler Cornack, Angela Jones, Tyler Dryden, and Colleen Elizabeth Miller

Synopsis: A once loving couple decide to go on a trip, looking for one last chance to go back to the way things used to be. Instead they find themselves having to relive nightmarish events of the past, as that day and the horrors it brings repeat themselves infinitely. Together they must overcome their trauma, reconcile with their past and fight for their lives.....Over, and over, and over again.

Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 10:30 pm • Tuesday, March 31 at 9:10 pm

Synopsis: After a child goes missing, a newly sober detective suspects that his sponsor has a superpower that makes animals, objects, and humans disappear in his butt.

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Halloween Run Time: 95 min Screening Times: Friday, April 3 at 10:10 pm Directed by: John Carpenter Cast: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran

Blood Quantum

Synopsis: The John Carpernter classic on the big screen. Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

Run Time: 100 min Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 9:30 pm • Friday, April 3 at 10:15 pm Directed by: Jeff Barnaby

This film is presented by the Reel Friends who donated in honor of Mark Beierwaltes.

Cast: Michael Greyeyes, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Devery Jacobs, Forrest Goodluck, Kiowa Gordon, and Gary Farmer Synopsis: The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi’gMaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague.

In Loving Memory Mark Beierwaltes passed away peacefully on November 21, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer. Mark, and his husband Mauricio have been staples of the Phoenix Film Festival for years. They were always at the festival -- usually standing at the very front of the VIP line waiting for the next horror film to seat. Mark wasn’t only an attendee, he truly believed in the work done by the Phoenix Film Foundation. Mark was not only a Reel Friend, he donated hundreds of hours of his time as a member of our Festival screening committee. He did all of this without any expectation of recognition -- just so our Festivals would be the best they could be. honor, This year won’t be the same without Mark. In his hono please join us for a screening of Mark’s favorite film, Halloween on Friday, April 3rd at 10:10am. Mark, you did so much for us. We will miss you.

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Bad Witch

Making Monsters

Run Time: 85 minutes

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time: Friday, April 3 at 11:20 am Saturday, April 4 at 1:20 pm • Sunday, April 5 at 2:25 pm

Screening Times: Friday, April 3 at 5:30 pm Saturday, April 4 at 9:15 am • Sunday, April 5 at 12:25 pm

Directed by: Joshua Land, Victor Frank

Directed by: Justin Hardking

Cast: Chris Kozlowski, Jackson Trent, Clare Lefebure, Jimmy Hennigan, Jonathan Helwig, Abe Kim, Dom DiMercurio

Cast: Tim Loden, Alana Elmer, Jonathan Craig, Jarrett Siddall

Synopsis: Xander is a witch whose abuse of black magic has led him to disaster after disaster. After trying to go clean of witchcraft, Xander befriends a young loner, helping Roland with bullies, girlfriends, and other teenage atrocities.

Synopsis: When a celebrity couple famed for their YouTube scare-prank channel is invited to a friend’s converted church in the countryside for a weekend getaway, a series of startling events unfold that spiral them into an inexplicable nightmare.

To Your Last Death Run Time: 95 minutes Screening Times: Friday, April 3 at 3:20 pm Saturday, April 4 at 5:25 pm • Sunday, April 5 at 10:15 am Directed by: Jason Axinn Cast: Morena Baccarin, Ray Wise, Dani Lennon, Bill Moseley, William Shatner Synopsis: After a troubled young woman barely survives a night of terror arranged by her vengeful billionaire father, which killed her three siblings, she is sent back in time to do it all over again by a race of intergalactic gamblers who wager on human conflicts – but this time with foreknowledge to give her a fighting chance.

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A Feral World Run Time: 105 minutes Screening Times: Friday, April 3 at 5:45 pm Saturday, April 4 at 11:10 am Sunday, April 5 at 12:15 pm Directed by: David Liban Cast: Caleb Liban, Danielle Prall, Timothy McCracken, Vivienne Bersin, Kaden Hinkle Synopsis: An orphaned boy in a post-apocalyptic world meets a woman who is trying to find her lost daughter. A mother/son bond is formed as they stumble upon clues of the daughter’s whereabouts. Filmed over four years, the audience will see the characters age over the course of the film.

The Honeymoon Phase Run Time: 90 minutes Screening Time: Friday, April 3 at 9:10 am Saturday, April 4 at 3:35 pm • Sunday, April 5 at 2:35 pm Directed by: Phillip Carroll Cast: Jim Schubin, Chloe Carroll, François Chau, Tara Westwood Synopsis: Down on their luck and searching for work, Tom and Eve enter THE MILLENNIUM PROJECT, an experiment with the promise of $50,000 for living in research housing while their relationship is analyzed. Over the course of their stay, Eve slowly starts to go mad as she begins to question if her lover really is the man she thinks he is.

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Max Winslow and the House of Secrets Run Time: 100 minutes Screening Times: Friday, April 3 at 1:20 pm Saturday, April 4 at 5:40 pm • Sunday, April 5 at 10:00 am Directed by: Sean Olson Cast: Chad Michael Murray, Sydne Mikelle, Tanner Buchanan, Emery Kelly, Jason Genao, Jade Chynoweth, Marina Sirtis Synopsis: Five teens are chosen by an eccentric billionaire to compete in a game to win his mansion. The night takes a dark turn when they become trapped and are forced to face off against an evil AI entity who controls everything in the house, including their fate.


HORROR SHORTS A Run Time: 80 minutes

Make Me a Sandwich

Screening Times: Saturday, March 28 at 9:50 pm Friday, April 3 at 1:15 pm Saturday, April 4 at 11:15 am

Make Me a Sandwich

Directed by: Denman Hatch Synopsis: Marcy and her husband live together in a constant state of disarray. Her husband continually demands Marcy make him sandwiches, ad nauseam - but how long can she withstand his abuse before she finally cracks?

History of Monsters

Directed by: Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz Synopsis: Evelyn lives isolated in a cabin in the woods, haunted every night by monsters of unknown origin. One day she finds a dying man in the forest and decides to help him. Unable to trust him to stay or exile him into a certain death, she ties the stranger up inside the house and becomes entranced by him, struggling between her safety and her sexual desires.

The Listening

Directed by: Doug O. Perkins Synopsis: A group of friends are on their way to the proverbial cabin in the woods when they come across a strange man with important information.

Chickens

Directed by: Bryian Keith Montgomery Jr. Synopsis: Two racist cops try to cover up killing an unarmed black teen. Things don’t go as planned…

Asking for a Friend

Directed by: Kelsey Bollig Synopsis: Blake and Q are childhood best friends, roommates, and well - soulmates. After a long day trying to maintain her #girlboss status at work, Blake’s onetrack mind is solely set on the nachos Q has promised to make for dinner. In addition to the nachos, however, Q has also unexpectedly managed to kill someone in their apartment. Through a series of heavily graphic and hilarious situations, the girls tap into their inner serial killers and decide to handle the body themselves. Their naivete and inexperience leads to a weekend full of accidental drugs, Saran Wrap, and a body that, for whatever reason, will not stop bleeding. So hypothetically speaking - how do you get rid of a body? Asking for a friend.

Separation

Night Crawl

Directed by: Gregory Shultz Synopsis: Two inmates tunnel through the walls of a hellish prison, only to find something more terrifying than death row.

Directed by: Rebekah W. McKendry Synopsis: On the final night of a heated divorce, a husband and wife acquire a strange new disease.

HORROR SHORTS B Run Time: 85 minutes

The Hitchhiker

Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 10:00 pm Friday, April 3 at 9:20 am Saturday, April 4 at 3:20 pm

The Hitchhiker

Parka

Directed by: Marcella Cortland Synopsis: A beautiful woman makes a controversial fashion choice during an enchanted night out. Will the assurances from her BFF protect her from the harsh repercussions of her lavish attire?

Frank & Mary

Directed by: Paul Williams Synopsis: An elderly DIY enthusiast reanimates his recently deceased wife in the garden shed. A suburban twist on the classic Frankenstein tale.

Exterminator

Directed by: Duncan Birmingham Synopsis: An unemployed husband with a mouse problem feels increasingly emasculated by his female exterminator.

is just coming from work, the mother gets up to heat the food, but most importantly, they must not wake up the baby who just fell asleep, because things can go wrong beyond imagination.

Bernard-Henri Escape from Terre

Directed by: Alfred Mathieu Synopsis: The 4th episode of a comicgore series featuring the character of Bernard-Henri, a young high school student confronted with an invasion of the undead. In this episode, Bernard-Henri, who became a student of Fine Arts, fully integrated this cumbersome presence into his daily life. A newcomer will upset this precarious balance.

Shhhh

Directed by: Mordechay Jonathan Synopsis: It was supposed to be just another ordinary evening for the couple who had a cute baby not long ago. The father

Directed by: Adele Vuko Synopsis: Jade is on a wild, proseccofueled road-trip to a Byron Bay music festival with her two besties. On the surface, it’s all good times. But Jade is hiding something big. Lost off the Pacific Highway, her friends circling slowly around her secret, Jade is forced to take distractive action. Amid howls of protest, she swerves to pick up an enigmatic Hitchhiker, which is so fine, ‘cause she’s a chick. She’s disheveled, super-sketchy and unknown to the road-tripping friends, she just dumped a body by the side of the road. Vibes in the car start to get super weird and Jade decides to ditch their new pal in a quiet country pub. But when the local lad’s hospitality takes a sick twist, the Hitchhiker steps in with the best offer Jade’s had for survival.

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SCI-FI SHORTS A Run Time: 80 minutes Screening Times:

Geneticide

Saturday, March 28 at 10:20 pm Friday, April 3 at 3:40 pm Saturday, April 4 at 9:10 am

KRIM

Directed by: Manuel Hüttner Synopsis: In a dystopian vision of the future, a mysterious secret agent is lost on a mission. When her commanding division picks her up again, they perform a series of tests in a harsh government facility. They find something’s missing from her memories, a new objective that she is determined to keep to herself. A manipulative game of questions and answers evolves.

Brolga

Directed by: Adrian Powers Synopsis: In a ravaged future-Australia, a solitary hermit guarding a priceless treasure is forced to offer sanctuary to a young girl who is fleeing murderous scavengers. With danger around every corner, can they learn to survive together?

Geneticide

One of Many

Directed by: Sammy Ofori-Attah Synopsis: A couple, desperate to conceive a child, battle the state controls and “Screen Law” which prevents couples from having children who are not “perfect.”

Directed by: Mikel Scott Dever-O’Neil Synopsis: In an overpopulated world, a man must make a decision: help a woman who has had a child illegally, or give up his marriage.

The Last Well

Secret Space

Directed by: Filip Filković Synopsis: The Year is 2037, Europe is in shambles. The owner of the last well with natural clean water lives in Croatia. After one of his sales of clean drinking water ends in a bloodbath, he becomes a substitute father and a husband. But when the well dries out, he makes one last “trade”...

SCI-FI SHORTS B Run Time: 65 minutes Screening Times: Friday, March 27 at 10:20 pm Friday, April 3 at 11:15 am Saturday, April 4 at 1:30 pm

The Other Side

Bodyhackers

Directed by: Dale Metz Synopsis: A daddy/daughter camping trip takes a turn for the worse.

iParent

Directed by: Hugo Duvergey Synopsis: The struggles and journey of an individual in a disturbing, yet somehow very familiar society.

iParent

Directed by: Patrick Avella Synopsis: : A blue-collar couple’s life is turned upside down when they try to have a baby in a dystopian future where the government controls birthing rights.

Progeny

Directed by: Justin Daering Synopsis: When a blue-collar man is forcibly implanted with his alien boss’s parasitic offspring, he asks his wife to help him remove the parasite.

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Directed by: Cameron Mitchell Elmore Synopsis: A twenty-something man who doesn’t feel that he fits into this world meets a mysterious young woman at a party, only for her to lead him on an unimaginable journey through strange new realities. Along the way, he learns who he really is and finds his way home.


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PARTY SCHEDULE

Weekend One The Arizona Republic Party Pavilion FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020 ARIZONA’S BIGGEST HAPPY HOUR 5PM – MIDNIGHT Grab some old friends, meet some new friends, and find your new favorite happy hour! No cover charge or movie ticket required. Come be a part of Arizona’s Biggest Happy Hour at the Phoenix Film Festival Party Pavilion. This “hour” lasts from 5:00pm -Midnight. Trivia, Cornhole, Giant Jenga, and more! Signature drinks by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Live Music by 76th Street.

SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020 INDUSTRY NIGHT 6:30PM – MIDNIGHT It’s the biggest night of the year for Arizona’s film industry. Actors, directors, producers, agents and everyone else working in the Arizona film industry gather to rub elbows and exchange business cards during this FREE party. Even if you’re not in the “industry”, it’s still a great night to hang out, have a Kirin Light and enjoy some sweet tunes being spun by DJ Aran Kell .

SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020 COPPER WING AWARDS PARTY - PART 1 6:30PM – MIDNIGHT

Auction items from prior events ranged from fantastic vacation getaways to unique film and television memorabilia and collectibles; along with fun items from local businesses! Plus, if you can’t make it out to the Festival this year, there are still a few items you can bid on!

Weekend two The Cien Agaves Party Patio FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020 IFP - PHOENIX MEET THE FILMMAKER AFTER PARTY 9:00PM - MIDNIGHT Meet your favorite Arizona filmmakers, our super cool horror and sci-fi filmmakers and we’ve even got some of our filmmaker friends returning for our 20th Anniversary. Get your margarita and enjoy the music of Jeordie on the patio of Cien Agaves.

SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020 COPPER WING AWARDS PARTY - PART 2 9:00PM - MIDNIGHT On the eve of the festival closing out for the year, we’ve got one more last bash. After all, we still have some trophies to give away for our International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival flicks as well as the expanded Arizona Film Awards. Do just one more shot of tequila as you enjoy the music of Jacob Tyler Lucas.

Sunday may be the last night of the Party Pavilion, but it’s the place to be at night! See for yourself who will win the coveted Copper Wing Award. Filmmakers hope to bring home the copper, but regardless, everyone wins because there’s always great music by Jay Allan and a cool drink before the Pavilion closes for the year. Copperware gets distributed at 9:30.

SILENT AUCTION The online portion of the 20th Annual Phoenix Film Festival Silent Auction will run from Sunday, March 22nd to Sunday, March 29th; with the live event taking place on Thursday, March 26th to Sunday, March 29th. Proceeds from the auction go to Phoenix Film Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to support and develop the artistic appreciation, educational opportunities and growth of independent film within Arizona.

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FILMMAKER PANELS

2020 Weekend Filmmaker Panel Schedule Our Filmmaker Panel Series is designed to enhance your experience at the Phoenix Film Festival by bringing together filmmakers, film lovers and industry professionals. Be a part of the conversation! There is something for everyone to learn at the Phoenix Film Festival’s Filmmaker Panel Series. On March 28 and 29, the Filmmaker Panels will be in the Party Pavilion

On April 4 and 5, the Filmmaker Panels will be on the Cien Agaves Party Patio

SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020

SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020

3:00pm Short Subject Filmmakers Panel

2:30pm Arizona Filmmakers (Part 1)

4:00pm Documentary Filmmakers Panel

3:30pm Horror Filmmakers Panel

5:00pm Editing / Music / Sound FX Panel

SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2020

SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020

2:30pm Arizona Filmmakers Panel (Part 2)

2:30pm Actors Round Table Panel

3:30pm Sci-Fi Filmmakers Panel

3:30pm Screenwriting Panel 4:30pm Directors Panel 5:30pm Diversity in Film Panel

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KIDS DAY

Kids’ Day at the Phoenix Film Festival SATURDAY, MARCH 28 - 9AM TO 2PM PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL PARTY PAVILION Kids’ Day is a FREE event and a great way for children of all ages to come out and experience the festival. They 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. From coloring black line reproductions of the festival poster for the youngest to acting and creating their own short films for the oldest, kids will love this action-packed morning. Everyone will get a kick out of the soundtrack station, where they create a musical soundtrack to a fun film, and the screenwriting station, where they write a script “Mad Lib” style.

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Stations are age-appropriate and run the full gamut of the filmmaking process.

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH

Middle and High School Educational Program Ever wondered what goes into making a movie? Ever wanted to be part of the action? The Phoenix Film Festival Education Outreach Program is a great place to start! Designed specifically for middle and high school students, this weeklong program during the Phoenix Film Festival allows you to join other students in creating a film from script to screen one day at a time. Each day different aspects of filmmaking will be explored with various Film Industry Professionals. From film lovers to filmmakers, and from writers to actors, these seminars are a great way to complement your school’s current curriculum witreal world exploration and application.

Filmmaker Panel

Pre-Production Day

FRIDAY, MARCH 27 | 9AM – 2PM You will start with meeting filmmakers who have films in the Festival. In this exclusive panel session, they’ll share about their experiences making films and answer your questions about the process.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 | 9AM – 2PM On pre-production day, you will learn from industry professionals about storyboarding a script and planning out shots. You will get to create a plan for filming the script using tools and terminology from the pros!

Screenwriting Day

Production Day

TUESDAY, MARCH 31 | 9AM – 2PM Join other students in writing a script during the screenwriting day. A panel of successful screenwriters will share lessons and answer your questions, then help you in creating your own story. The best script moves on into preproduction!!

THURSDAY, APRIL 2 | 9AM – 2PM On production day, you will actually film the script using the materials from pre-production day. Working with actors and crew members, you will get to find out first-hand what it is like to be behind the camera, next to the lights, or holding the boom mic.

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ARIZONA STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL

2020 Arizona Student Film Festival Program Started in 2007, the Arizona Student Film Festival is a yearly film festival and competition that celebrates the next generation of Arizona Filmmakers. Grade school and high school students from all over the state of Arizona are invited to submit their best short films under 8 minutes. Following the screening, the awards will be announced in the theatre. Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times: Saturday, April 4 at 9:00 am

Dethroned

A Writer’s Vision

Breaking Through the Box

Serving Reality

by Paul Zielinski Wigwam Creek Middle School

by Titus Ruemler

by Cooper Brown Brophy College Preparatory

by Jane Farmer Xavier College Preparatory

Opposite Reflection

by Madison Hernandez Catalina Foothills High School

The Urge Figure

Fed Up

by Kyle Namie Chaparral High School

by Asher Kaye Basis Phoenix

by Sejal Patel Rancho Solano Preparatory School

The Big Bounce by Emily Riskas Paradise Valley High School

The Battery Powered Monster by Jackson Stake Chaparral High School

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Mercy by Isa Soriano Xavier College Preparatory

742.7 by Spencer Blanchard Brophy College Preparatory

Gone

How to Stay a Kid Forever by Billy Meaney Brophy College Preparatory

In Memory Of by Katherine Bartolino Phoenix Country Day School

by Logan Logg Brophy College Preparatory

#24 FILM BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN THE NATION -College Choice

ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Instititue for Design and the Arts Whether you are motivated by the glitz and glamour of the red carpet; want to produce impactful, life-changing documentaries; create meaningful popular film and television; or boldly showcase your talent as an independent media artist in new digital frontiers, a film degree from ASU prepares you for successful and satisfying careers in the film, television, and media production industries. Master new skills and technologies as you nurture and develop your creative voice, and discover the many opportunities to bring your dreams and passion for storytelling to life.

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1, 2, 3 All Eyes on Me

21

Clementine 55

Hunger 27

45 RPM

49

Collective 32

Huracan 56

50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus

¡Come! 32

A Feral World

I Want My MTV

33

If Anything Happens I Love You

22

64

Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine 33

57

Infertile Hearts

47

A Living Dog

60

Curtains 22

Interloper 57

A Night Out

56

Dakota Skye

49

After the Murder of Albert Lima

15

Dinner in America

36

Invasion: The Unist’ot’en’s Fight for Sovereignty

Alien Addiction

60

Disclosure 55

iParent 66

Along the Creek Road

56

Douk 57

Itsy 27

Analog Love

15

Drawing with Chalk

49

Jane

21

Angel of Nanjing

49

Dream Horse

38

Jay Sebring…Cutting to the Truth

36

Annie (1982)

34

Driveways 30

Joe Goes to the Store

47

Antigone 53

Dying To Be Frozen

46

June Heist

47

Ashes to Ashes

23

Every Grain of Sand

21

Koko Di Koko Da

61

Ask No Questions

25

EXT

22

KRIM 66

Asking for a Friend

65

Exterminator 65

La Llorona

59

Atsuko’s Story

23

Extra Innings

21

Land of Dry Bones

56

Babysplitters

15

Faith Based

29

Life Inside Out

50

Babyteeth

28

Feeling Flush

21

Lost Bayou

17

Bad Witch

63

Feeling Through

21

Love Nonnie

23

Be There

47

Feels Good Man

33

Make Me a Sandwich

65

Bernard-Henri Escape from Terre

65

63

23

Finding Home in Boomtown

15

Making Monsters

Billie 33

Fisherman’s Friends

43

Mamie 27

Binimoy 22

Flawd 56

Max Reload and The Nether Blasters

44

Blackwater 57

Food Chain

27

Max Winslow and the House of Secrets

64

Blood Quantum

62

For Pete’s Sake

21

Mercury in Retrograde

56

Body & Bones

25

Frank & Mary

65

Miles 22

Bodyhackers 66

Friends Like That

22

Model Citizen

22

Boys State

31

Futbul Kid

57

Moffie

54

Breaking Fast

55

57

Geneticide 66

Museum of Fleeting Wonders

Brolga 66

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya

53

Muzzle 27

Bubbled

47

Grand Cancan

25

My Dearest Enemy

25

Butt Boy

61

Halloween 62

My Sekret War

47

Calls for Archie

22

History of Monsters

Netherbeast Incorporated

50

Candy Shop

22

New York Rhapsody

21

Chickens 65

How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song

50

Nice Shirt

57

Class Action Park

However Long

17

Night Crawl

65

56

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No Big Deal

22

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Since the Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 51

To the Stars

28

No Limits: Wheelchair Basketball in South Sudan 23

Spaceship Earth

30

To Your Last Death

63

Stranger

47

Totems 57

Normal 59

Swing Low

19

Train Stop

21

Ocean of Obstacles

46

System Restore

47

Tu Me Manques

55

Oh Yeah

22

Take Me Somewhere Nice

35

Two of Us

35

Old Timers

26

Teenage Badass

46

Undocumented 57

On the Ride

21

Ten ‘til Noon

51

Untimely 26

On the Roof

53

The Baker

21

Voice Unheard

57

One of Many

66

The Capote Tapes

54

We are Little Zombies

36

Out Stealing Horses

34

The Dark Divide

29

What We Become

47

Overkill 57

The Dog Doc

34

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

32

Parka 65

The Donut Dollies

30

Wish You Were There

47

PHX 21

The Drawings

57

You and I, Always

57

Pig

50

The Evolved Spectrum

47

You and Me, Me and You

22

Planet George

46

The Golden Rule

26

(You’ll Make It In) Florida

21

Pope Dreams

51

The Hardest Day

23

Your Name Isn’t English

57

Portraitist 27

The Hitchhiker

65

Zombi Child

60

Progeny 66

The Honeymoon Phase

64

Zoro’s Solo

26

Promising Young Woman

13

The Immortal Jellyfish

19

Radical Obsession

31

The Last Days of Capitalism

35

Rag Doll

22

The Last Well

66

Repo 21

The Legend of Brodan

47

Resistance

40

The Listening

65

Revitalization of Central City South 47

The Lovebirds

11

Rite of Passage

22

The MisEducation of Bindu

19

Saint Maud

60

The Other Lamb

61

Save Yourselves!

42

The Other Side

66

Schwerehosen

47

The Painter and the Thief

34

Secret Space

66

Security Blanket

47

The Personal History of David Copperfield

39

Seneca 17

The Phantom 52

22

Separation 65

The Prison Within

32

She’s in Portland

The Revolution and the Artists

53

17

Shhhh 65

The Short History of the Long Road 30

SHK

47

The Twentieth Century

36

Show Me What You Got

19

The Wretched

61

They Have Names

35

Silences 23

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