Phoenix Film Society presents Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love
Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Film Society presents Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

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“Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love”

Directed by: Nick Broomfield

Synopsis: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love is renowned filmmaker Nick Broomfield's most personal and romantic film of his storied career. The documentary starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother with a young son, became part of community of expat artists, writers and musicians. Never-before-seen footage shot by Broomfield and legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker make for a unique portrait of an idyllic 1960's bohemia. It was a time that left a lasting imprint on both Marianne and Leonard, whose friendship would last another fifty years before their deaths in 2016.

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Phoenix Film Society presents Leonard Soloway's Broadway
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Film Society presents Leonard Soloway's Broadway

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Directed by: Jeff Wolk

Synopsis: Leonard Soloway is an American original and a Broadway legend. In a career that has spanned more than 70 years, Soloway has helped bring to the stage nearly 150 productions that have collected more than 40 Tony Awards, 21 Drama Desk Awards and two Pulitzer Prizes. And at age 90, Leonard is not done, still working to put together yet another show.

Now this extraordinary story is told in LEONARD SOLOWAY’S BROADWAY, a feature-length documentary that goes behind the scenes to show how a master producer brings shows to life, coaxing creativity out of chaos. The movie tells the story of Leonard, at age 87, energetically working to produce Tappin Thru Life, a musical memoir starring veteran dancer and actor Maurice Hines. The movie shows just exactly what a producer does to get a show ready for its New York premiere, and the backstage drama that it takes to keep it alive once it gets there. Interspersed with scenes from the show and backstage are interviews with Broadway luminaries who have worked with Leonard over the years, including John Slattery, Olympia Dukakis, Elizabeth Ashley and others.

Narrated by Campbell Scott, the film is a delightful ride through Broadway’s golden age, illuminated by Leonard’s dry wit and including never-before-heard stories of Marlene Dietrich, Carol Channing, Jason Robards, Lauren Bacall, Bernadette Peters, Elaine Stritch and many other stars of the stage and screen. Leonard also tells stories of his personal journey as a proudly out gay man in an era when a “don’t ask, don’t tell” mentality was the rule, even in many theatrical circles.

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Phoenix Film Society presents 5B
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Film Society presents 5B

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Directed by: Paul Haggis, Dan Krauss

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Synopsis: 5B is the inspirational story of everyday heroes who took extraordinary action to comfort, protect and care for the patients of the first AIDS ward unit in the United States. 5B is stirringly told through first-person testimony of the nurses and caregivers who built Ward 5B at San Francisco General Hospital in 1983, their patients, loved ones, and hospital staff who volunteered to create care practices based in humanity and holistic well-being. The result is an uplifting yet bittersweet monument to a pivotal moment in American history and a celebration of quiet heroes worthy of remembrance and renewed recognition.

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Phoenix Film Society presents Late Night
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Film Society presents Late Night

Directed by:  Nisha Ganatra

Cast: Emma Thompson, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Amy Ryan, Max Casella, Mindy Kaling

Synopsis: Emma Thompson plays Katherine Newbury, who is a legendary late-night talk show host, whose world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer played by Kaling. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as two women separated by culture and generation are united by their love of a biting punchline.

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Cafe Pino Awards Party
Apr
13
9:00 PM21:00

Cafe Pino Awards Party

Who says you need a tent to have a good party? At the Cafe Pino Awards Party, we’ll present the awards for Arizona Films, as well as those from the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival. We’ll also be honoring our Arizona Filmmaker of the Year in a special presentation. And if you need any more convincing as to why you should pay this party a visit, guests can also anticipate lively acoustic tunes and tasty good and drink options.

Cafe Pino is located just a few steps South of the Harkins 101 Scottsdale Theatre.

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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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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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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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