Your Favorite Films - Kurt Kubicek

What are Your Favorite Films?

For the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival we encourage you to Find YOUR New Favorite Movie! We have asked filmmakers who will be screening their films at this year’s festival about some of their favorite movies.


Kurt KubicekKurt Kubicek is the director of 1/10 of a Second, a PFF 2015 Arizona Feature Film. He is currently writing a biography that he tells us is in the same vein as WOLF OF WALL STREET for a client, and he is also writing and developing a television mini-series.


  • Favorite Comedy

TOMMY BOY ~ the 1995 road comedy film directed by Peter Segal.


  • Favorite Drama

SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, Frank Darabont, director.


  • Favorite Documentary YOU DON'T KNOW BO: THE LEGEND OF BO JACKSON, featured as an episode of ESPN Films' unprecedented documentary series 30 for 30.


  • What film(s) are you looking forward to seeing at PFF 2015 (besides your own of course!!)?

I'm looking forward to seeing WHERE HOPE GROWS (Showcase Feature ~ A story about a self-destructive former pro ball player is given a serious lesson in living life with courage when he befriends a grocery store clerk with Down syndrome). I loved the trailer, and it looks like a powerful story.


  • What is a favorite film that you think most people have never seen, but should?

One of my favorite pictures that I believe a lot of people haven't seen would have to be SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, starring Paul Newman. Incredible story by Tennessee Williams, and Newman was spectacular.

  • Do you have a favorite film poster?the-shawshank-redemption-movie-standing-in-rain-poster

Shawshank Redemption 1/10 OF A SECOND takes us through the tumultuous rise, fall and redemption of the country's oldest professional motorcycle racer ~ the enigma that is Johnny Rock Page. 


After winning his first few races on the track as a young man, including a win at Daytona, Johnny ran out of money and his dream was stripped from him before it had even began. But Johnny would stop at nothing to one day become a Professional Superbike Racer, and compete with the best in the country. 


By thirty-five years old, Johnny built a multi-million dollar company and had now set out to pursue his dream of racing. Little did he know that accomplishing what he wanted would end up costing him everything, including his family, his business, and his mind. Through the storm he finally finds his true purpose in the world. 


Kurt will be attending both screenings of his film on Saturday and Tuesday.


– Laurie Smith