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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Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

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

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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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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Phoenix Film Society presents A Star is Born
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Film Society presents A Star is Born

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Directed by: Bradley Cooper

Cast: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Andrew Dice Clay, Michael Harney

Synopsis: In this new take on the tragic love story, he plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers - and falls in love with - struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer, until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

THIS FILM IS FOR MEMBERS OF THE PHOENIX FILM SOCIETY ONLY

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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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Phoenix Film Society presents The Old Man and the Gun
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Film Society presents The Old Man and the Gun

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Directed by: David Lowery

Cast: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tika Sumpter, Keith Carradine, Tom Waits, Sissy Spacek

Synopsis: THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

THIS FILM IS FOR MEMBERS OF THE PHOENIX FILM SOCIETY ONLY

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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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Phoenix Film Society presents The Sisters Brothers
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Film Society presents The Sisters Brothers

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Directed by: Jacques Audiard

Cast: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed

Synopsis: Based on Patrick Dewitt's acclaimed novel of the same name, follows two brothers  Eli and Charlie Sisters  who are hired to kill a prospector who has stolen from their boss. The story, a genre-hybrid with comedic elements, takes place in Oregon in 1851.

THIS FILM IS FOR MEMBERS OF THE PHOENIX FILM SOCIETY ONLY

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The Best Scene I've Ever Seen
Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

The Best Scene I've Ever Seen

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.

THE BEST CHASE SCENE I'VE EVER SEEN

Tuesday, September 11
7PM
Harkins Scottsdale 101

Strap in. You want chase scenes....we’ve got the scenes that will put you on the edge of your seat! 

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Phoenix Film Society presents The Children Act
Aug
27
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Film Society presents The Children Act

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Directed by: Richard Eyre

Cast: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead

Synopsis: Smart, elegant, and deeply moving, The Children Act stars two-time Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson in a riveting performance as Fiona Maye, a British High Court judge who, in the midst of a marital crisis, must rule on a life-changing legal case concerning the survival of a teenage boy. At issue whether to order a blood transfusion on the boy (Dunkirk's Fionn Whitehead), a Jehovah's Witness who, just months short of his eighteenth birthday, is refusing on religious grounds the procedure that would save his life. Adapted by Ian McEwan from his own novel, and directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal; Iris), The Children Act is a deeply affecting portrait of strength, devotion, and love, with the incomparable Emma Thompson giving one of the very best performances of her career.

THIS FILM IS FOR MEMBERS OF THE PHOENIX FILM SOCIETY ONLY

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Love, Gilda with special guest, National Comedy Theatre Phoenix Creative Director, Krissy Lenz
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Love, Gilda with special guest, National Comedy Theatre Phoenix Creative Director, Krissy Lenz

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In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner reflects on her life and career. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with friends (Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer and Martin Short), rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda (Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Cecily Strong), LOVE, GILDA opens up a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.

Following the film, we will have a discussion with comedienne and Creative Director of National Comedy Theatre Phoenix, Krissy Lenz.

FILM SOCIETY MEMBERS

$7

GENERAL ADMISSION

$10

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Phoenix Film Society presents Operation Finale
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Film Society presents Operation Finale

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Directed by: Chris Weitz
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Melanie Laurent, Lior Raz, Nick Kroll, Michael Aronov, Haley Lu Richardson
 
OPERATION FINALE vividly captures the ingenious and brilliantly executed mission to capture Adolf Eichmann, one of the chief architects of the Holocaust.Fifteen years after the end of World War II, acting on irrefutable evidence, a top-secret team of Israeli agents travel to Argentina where Eichmann (Kingsley) has been in hiding together with his family under an alias Ricardo Klement and execute an extremely dangerous abduction. In attempting to sneak him out of Argentina to stand trial in Israel while being pursued by the country's right-wing forces, agent Peter Malkin (Isaac) is forced to engage Eichmann in an intense and gripping game of cat-and-mouse with life-and-death stakes.

THIS FILM IS FOR MEMBERS OF THE PHOENIX FILM SOCIETY ONLY

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PFF Summer Showcase Night 3: The Wife
Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

PFF Summer Showcase Night 3: The Wife

The Wife

Director: Björn Runge

Cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, Annie Stark, Elizabeth McGovern

After nearly forty years of marriage, JOAN and JOE CASTLEMAN (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man's Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe's literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950. THE WIFE interweaves the story of the couple's youthful passion
and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later -- a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love.

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PFF Summer Showcase Night 2: The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

PFF Summer Showcase Night 2: The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Director: Desiree Akhavan

Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jennifer Ehle, Quinn Shephard, Sasha Lane, John Gallagher Jr.

Synopsis:  Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) looks the part of a perfect high school girl. But after she's caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy center that treats teens struggling with same-sex attraction. At the facility, Cameron is subjected to outlandish discipline, dubious de-gaying methods, and earnest Christian rock songs but this unusual setting also provides her with an unlikely gay community. For the first time, Cameron connects with peers, and she's able to find her place among fellow outcasts.

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PFF Summer Showcase Night 1: Juliet, Naked
Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

PFF Summer Showcase Night 1: Juliet, Naked

Juliet, Naked

 

Director: Jesse Peretz

Cast: Rose Byrne, Ethan

 

 

Annie is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan - an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe. Duncan is far more devoted to his music idol than to Annie. When the acoustic demo of Tucker's hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, it leads to a life-changing encounter between Annie and the elusive rocker himself.

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Phoenix Film Society presents McQueen
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Film Society presents McQueen

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Alexander McQueen's rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of his design, this documentary is an intimate revelation of McQueen's own world, both tortured and inspired, which celebrates a radical and mesmerizing genius of profound influence.

THIS FILM IS FOR MEMBERS OF THE PHOENIX FILM SOCIETY ONLY

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