What are Your Favorite Films?
For the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival we encourage you to Find Your New Favorite Movie! As we approach the festival we’ve started a new series on our site where we ask some Phoenix Film Festival filmmaker alumni about some of their favorite movies.
Thomas Beatty, writer and co-director (along with Rebecca Fishman – who also happens to be his wife) took home a PFF 2014 Copper Wing Award for Best Ensemble for his film The Big Ask. Known as Teddy Bears at PFF, the Movie Guys tagged the film as: “One of the most fun indie films I’ve watched in a long time. Drama, Comedy, Drama, Comedy, Drama, Boom, Boom, Boom.” This week Thomas shares some of his favorites with us, as your must-watch list grows!
What is your …
- Favorite Comedy?
Trouble in Paradise by Ernst Lubitsch … oldie but a goodie!
- Favorite Drama?
Pan's Labyrinth by Guillermo Del Toro. I think about this more than any other movie on an almost weekly basis.
Gotta go with The Thin Blue Line. So great. More recently, I loved A River Changes Course.
- Favorite film you saw on the circuit?
Little Hope Was Arson! What what!
- What is a favorite film that you think most people have never seen, but should?
Trouble In Paradise ...
- Do you have a favorite film poster?
Since PFF 2014, The Big Ask screened at some ten festivals, gathered a healthy handful of awards, was released by Tribeca Films, and is now available on Amazon Prime.
– Laurie Smith