Phoenix Film Society presents Storm Boy
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Film Society presents Storm Boy

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“Storm Boy”

Directed by: Shawn Seet

 Cast: Jai Courtney, Geoffrey Rush, David Gulpilil

 
Synopsis: A beautiful and contemporary retelling of Colin Thiele's classic Australian tale. 'Storm Boy' has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can't explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father. He recounts to his grand-daughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives. Based on the beloved book, Storm Boy is a timeless story of an unusual and unconditional friendship.

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Phoenix Film Society presents Hotel Mumbai
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Film Society presents Hotel Mumbai

“Hotel Mumbai”

Directed by: Kevin Lima, Anthony Maras

Cast: Armie Hammer, Jason Isaacs, Nazanin Boniadi, Dev Patel, Anupam Kher

Synopsis: A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, HOTEL MUMBAI vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Refusing to leave their guests, the renowned chef Hemant Oberoiand a waiter choose to risk their lives to keep everyone safe. As the world watches on, a desperate couple is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.

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Phoenix Film Society presents "The Wedding Guest"
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Film Society presents "The Wedding Guest"

“The Wedding Guest”

 

Directed by: Michael Winterbottom

 

Cast: Dev Patel, Radhika Apte, Jim Sarbh         

 

Synopsis: This propulsive, globetrotting thriller from acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom is a breathless tour through the shadowy underworlds and hidden realms of Pakistan and India. Jay is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding - armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be. Despite his cool efficiency, the plot quickly spirals out of control, sending Jay and his hostage on the run across the border and through the railway stations, back alleys, and black markets of New Delhi - as all the while attractions simmer, loyalties shift, and explosive secrets are revealed. Pulsating with the sights and sounds of the Indian subcontinent, The Wedding Guest conjures a colorful world where danger lurks at every turn and nothing is as it seems.


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Phoenix Film Society presents "Greta"
Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Film Society presents "Greta"

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“Greta”

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Colm Feore, Stephen Rea

Synopsis: A sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness.  Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends — but Greta’s maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta’s life is what it seems in this suspense thriller from Academy Award®-winning director Neil Jordan.

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Phoenix Film Society presents Arctic
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Film Society presents Arctic

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“Arctic”

Directed by: Joe Penna

Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir

Synopsis: The sole survivor of a plane crash in an icy wasteland lives by his wits as he waits for help to arrive. But when a long-awaited rescue effort fails, he faces a life-or-death decision: remain in the relative safety of his camp and hope to be found, or embark on an arduous trek that may be the only hope for both him and a critically injured stranger. An official selection of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Arctic marks the feature debut of writer and director Joe Penna, creator of the innovative and popular YouTube channel MysteryGuitarMan.

Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt, Casino Royale) delivers an engrossing tour de force performance as Overgård, a resourceful yet increasingly desperate man stranded in a remote, snow-covered wilderness. Filmed in Iceland under grueling conditions, Arctic is a captivating, white knuckle cinematic experience that explores our insurmountable will to survive and overcome.

 

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Phoenix Film Society presents Stan & Ollie
Jan
7
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Film Society presents Stan & Ollie

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“Stan & Ollie”

Directed by: Jon S. Baird

Cast: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Nina Arianda, Shirley Henderson

Synopsis: Laurel & Hardy, one of the world’s great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, they re-connect with their adoring fans.

The tour becomes a hit, but Stan & Ollie can’t quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy’s past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver’s failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages, they are aware that they may be approaching their swan song, trying to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.

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Phoenix Film Society presents An Acceptable Loss
Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Film Society presents An Acceptable Loss

Directed by: Joe Chappelle

Cast: Tika Sumpter, Jamie Lee Curtis

Synopsis: She was the ultimate patriot. Now, what she knows could bring down the government. Libby Lamm (Tika Sumpter) is a former top national security advisor who, while working with Rachel Burke (Jamie Lee Curtis), a ruthless, steely-willed political veteran, signed off on a controversial military action that was supposed to end the war on terror. The problem: thousands died under false pretenses. Haunted by what she knows, Libby sets out to tell the truth, risking treason—and her own life—to expose a cover-up that stretches all the way to the highest levels of government. This gripping saga of lies, conspiracy, and betrayal is an explosive look at what it takes to do the right thing—even if that means going up against your own country.

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Phoenix Film Society presents On The Basis of Sex
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Film Society presents On The Basis of Sex

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Directed by: Mimi Leder 

Cast: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston

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Synopsis: The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Mrty to bring a groundbreaking case before the Supreme Court and overturn a century of gender discrimination. The feature will premiere in 2018 in line with Justice Ginsburg's 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court.

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The Best Scene I've Ever Seen - Best Music Moment
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

The Best Scene I've Ever Seen - Best Music Moment

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The Best Scene I've Ever Seen - Best Music Moment

Quick! What’s your favorite movie scene? What's the best scene under water? The best car chase? The best scene without any dialogue?

Join the Phoenix Film Foundation for an entertaining evening of opinions, facts and just plain fun as we gather together a group of movie lovers -- just like you -- and try to answer those questions. Our experts will take you on a voyage through cinema as they dive deep into film history to find only the best underrated, and overlooked movie scenes in film history! Then, it's their job to explain why their scene actually is... the best scene they've ever seen.

COMING UP...

Music Moments!

Music is such a pivotal part of film and there are so many songs that make us remember our favorite films and scenes. The Scene Team is ready to present The Best Music Moment Scenes They've Ever Scene.

IFP- Phoenix Member
$7

Phoenix Film Society Member
$7

General Admission
$10


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Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

The Art of Film

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Tickets are just $40 per person and just $30 for members of the Phoenix Film Society. Only 60 tickets will be sold to this event. All proceeds benefit the student education programs of the Phoenix Film Foundation.

Your ticket price includes:

  • A welcome beverage

  • Appetizers

  • A complimentary raffle ticket

  • Exclusive access to the reveal of the posters to the 2019 Phoenix Film Festival

  • Live Music from 76th Street

  • An opportunity to purchase Phoenix Film Festival passes at a discount


Phoenix Film Society Members
$30

General Admission
$40

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Phoenix Film Society presents Roma
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Film Society presents Roma

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Directed by:  Alfonso Cuaró

Cast: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Carlos Peralta

Synopsis: This film from Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.


THIS FILM IS FOR MEMBERS OF THE PHOENIX FILM SOCIETY ONLY

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IFP Breakout Challenge Film Screening
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

IFP Breakout Challenge Film Screening

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2018 IFP Phoenix Breakout Challenge Screening and Awards Event


Join us for the culmination of our Breakout Film Challenge as we screen the completed films and announce the winners. It's a great opportunity to see local films and network with filmmakers. Here's a breakdown of the evening...

7:00pm - Opening remarks followed by a screening of all of the completed short films.

After the screening, there will be a short break followed by the announcement of the award winners.

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CineLatino Phx: The Desert Bride
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

CineLatino Phx: The Desert Bride

54-year-old Teresa has worked for decades as a live-in maid with a family in Buenos Aires. When the family sells the house, she is forced to take a job in the distant town of San Juan. Although feeling uncomfortable with traveling, she embarks on a journey through the desert. During her first stop, in the land of the miraculous “Saint Correa”, she loses her bag with all her belongings. This unexpected incident leads her to cross paths with El Gringo, a traveling salesman and the only person who can help Teresa find her bag. What seemed like the end of her world will ultimately prove her salvation.

*Presented with English subtitles.

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Phoenix Film Society and IFP Phoenix present: How I Made It
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Film Society and IFP Phoenix present: How I Made It

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FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN

How I Made It is a new quarterly series from the Phoenix Film Foundation and IFP Phoenix that will show audiences how a filmmaker gets from an idea to a finished product. We will take a deep dive into their inspiration, preparation, and execution of the filmmaking process. You'll get to see materials they used to plan the film. They'll talk about the choices they had to make and the reasons they made them. They'll even pull the curtain back on challenges they faced and how they handled them. The night will culminate with a viewing of the short film, as well as a Q&A session with the director so you can ask things you want to know about the process!

Up first is Sean Oliver and his film, Natural Promotion. A short film backed by the music of Danny Elfman about a down trodden worker who transforms and discovers his true purpose. In 2017 Oliver's short film NATURAL PROMOTION was selected as a winner for the RABBIT & ROGUE FILM CHALLENGE, and was screened at the LA FILM FESTIVAL in front of Elfman himself and judges GUS VAN SANT and ROB MINKOFF.

MEET SEAN OLIVER

Sean Oliver is an award winning filmmaker based out of Arizona. PHOENIX MAGAZINE named Oliver one of their 40 Under 40 in 2018 for his unique storytelling. Growing up in the early age of computers and consumer cameras allowed him to cultivate a lifelong passion for making movies. Oliver cut his teeth as creator/writer on the celebrated web series Lucidity: The Web Saga, and has since won dozens of awards at various film festivals and film challenges.


General Admission Phoenix Film Members
$10 $7

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CineLatino Phx: Zama
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

CineLatino Phx: Zama

Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.

*Presented with English Subtitles

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CineLatino Phx: The Last Suit
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

CineLatino Phx: The Last Suit

At 88, Abraham Bursztein is seeing his place in the world rapidly disappear. His kids have sold his Buenos Aires residence, set him up to move to a retirement home, and disagree on how to handle his fading health. But Abraham survived the Holocaust, made a successful life in a foreign land, and isn’t about to quietly fade away. Instead, he plots a secret one-way trip to Poland, where he plans to find the Christian friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II, and to keep his promise to return one day. Comedic and poignant in equal measure, from Argentina to Spain, across Germany and finally to Poland, Abraham is on his own but also accompanied by the characters he meets along the way, who both help him and need his help. A standout among these is the iconic Spanish actress Angela Molina, as the proprietor of the Madrid hotel where he stays. With its klezmer-driven score, evocative cinematography and fleet pacing, THE LAST SUIT approaches its weighty themes with a light touch that illuminates a serious story. And in its mix of Spanish, Yiddish, German and Polish it is a globe-trotting surprise, a late-in-life road movie with planes, trains and heart.

*Presented with English Subtitles

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CineLatino Phx: Summer 1993
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

CineLatino Phx: Summer 1993

In the summer 1993, following the death of her parents, six years old Frida moves from Barcelona to the Catalan province to live with her aunt and uncle, who are now her new legal guardians. The country life is a challenge for Frida – time passes differently in her new home and the nature that surrounds her is mysterious and estranging. She now has a little sister for whom she has to take care of and has to deal with new feelings, such as jealousy. Often, Frida is naively convinced that running away would be the best solution to her problems. Yet, the family does what it can to achieve a fragile new balance and bring normality to their life. Occasional family outings to a local fiesta or a swimming pool, cooking or listening to jazz in the garden bring them moments of happiness. Slowly, Frida realizes that she is there to stay and has to adapt to the new environment. Before the season is over, she has to cope with her emotions and her parents have to learn to love her as their own daughter.

*Presented with English Subtitles

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