In addition to the previously announced festival schedule, the Phoenix Film Festival is excited to announce our slate of Bonus Movies. The Bonus Movies screening group is made up of three special film presentations that have just been added to our slate. All three films in this slate will be screening on Saturday, April 14th.
Special 25th Anniversary Screening of Jurassic Park
Saturday, April 14 1:30 pm
Run time: 120 minutes
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Written by: Michael Crichton
Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Attenborough
In director Steven Spielberg's three-time Academy Award®-winning blockbuster Jurassic Park, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park’s mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt.
The groundbreaking epic that launched one of the most popular series in cinema history stars Neill, Dern, Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson and Attenborough. Originally released in theaters on June 11, 1993, Jurassic Park is based on the novel by Michael Crichton and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Gerald R. Molen.
Never Goin’ Back
Saturday, April 14 at 4:35 pm
Run time: 90 minutes
Directed by: Augustine Frizzell
Cast: Maia Mitchell, Camila Morrone, Kyle Mooney
Never Goin’ Back is a fresh and funny look at female friendship, following
lifelong best friends Angela and Jessie, who dream of escaping their waitressing jobs at
a low-rent Texas diner. Taking place over the course of just a few days, the film follows
their hilarious and unpredictable misadventures on the streets of suburban Dallas, as
they attempt increasingly madcap and wild schemes to try and raise some cash.
Saturday, April 14 7:00 pm
Run time: 95 minutes
Directed by: Carlos López Estrada
Written by: Rafael Casal & Daveed Diggs
Cast: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Ethan
Embry, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Wayne KnightCollin
Colin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation
for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles
(Rafael Casal), work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two
men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the
rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in.
Longtime friends and collaborators, Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star
in this timely and wildly entertaining story about friendship and the intersection of race
and class set against the backdrop of Oakland. Bursting with energy, style, and humor,
and infused with the spirit of rap, hip hop, and spoken word, Blindspotting, boldly
directed by Carlos López Estrada in his feature film debut, is a provocative hometown
love letter that glistens with humanity.