AARP Presents Movies for Grownups at the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival

AARP Movies for Grownups recognizes films and performances that resonate with the 50+ movie-going audience. Movies for Grownups appears in each issue of AARP The Magazine, online at with weekly reviews and special features, and offer in- person opportunities to see films through regional film festivals and individual movie screenings. For more information, CLICK HERE or email

Here is the lineup of AARP Movies for Grownups at the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival:

Manglehorn Screening Date: Friday, March 27th at 7:00pm Our Friday Night Event film stars Al Pacino and Holly Hunter and for good measure we bring in David Gordon Green for this special event. Join us for the film and a post- screening Q&A with director David Gordon Green and hosted by AARP’s Meg Grant.

While We Were Young Screening Date: Thursday, April 2nd at 7:30pm The latest film from director, Noah Baumbach stars Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried. Join us for a post-screening Q&A with actor, Ryan Serhant at the Closing Night Film. Find out all about this and other Noah Baumbach films playing on page 37.

Desert Dancer Screening Date: Wednesday, April 1st at 7:20pm This anticipated film tells the true story of a group of dancers in Tehran who risk their lives and form an underground dance company. Inspired by these newfound heroes like Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev, they stage their own performances and uncover a passion for dance and one another.

Danny Collins Screening Date: Thursday, March 26th at 6pm Danny Collins will be screening as part of our Opening Night Premiere Event. The film stars Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale and Chrisopher Plummer. Attending the film will be director, Dan Fogelman who will participate in a conversation at the screening. More details about this event are available by clicking HERE.

Slow West Screening Date: Tuesday, March 26th at 7:20pm Fresh off its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival is the latest film starring Michael Fassbender. A film set at the end of the nineteenth century about a 16 year-old who journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves.

 Best of Enemies Screening Dates: Tuesday, March 31st at 9:10pm and Thursday, April 2nd at 5:00pm A riveting documentary about the 1968 televised debates of Gore Vidal and William F Buckley Jr. The film recently premiered at Sundance at features the voices of Kelsey Grammar and John Lithgow.