2019 Phoenix Film Festival Opening Night


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.

After the cocktail party, guests will be escorted from the Party Pavilion to the Harkins Cine Capri Theatre for the Visionary Award Ceremony, and the screening of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile directed by Joe Berlinger, and starring Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Haley Joel Osment, Kaya Scodelario, and John Malkovich.

Academy Award Nominated Director Joe Berlinger will be in attendance to participate in a Q&A following the film.

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It’s a party!

Did we mention that the Phoenix Film Festival Opening Night kickoff party is an event you do not want to miss? 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 Mexican Moonshine Tequila, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Coppola Winery, and Boulevard Brewing Company will be serving up the drinks.

Don’t miss out on the exclusive items in our silent auction as all proceeds go to the Phoenix Film Foundation's education programs.

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

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

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dinner is served

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

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Rick McCartney has been leading business in Phoenix for the past 23 years. As President and CEO of InMedia Company. He’s a long-time supporter of the Phoenix Film Festival and is a member of several boards including one•n•ten, Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Local First Arizona, Phoenix Film Foundation Advisory Board and the Governors’ Workforce Council.

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live music from 76th Street

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


Opening Night Event tickets are $60 with all proceeds going to the Phoenix Film Foundation’s education programs.

Get your tickets before they’re gone!