Join the Phoenix Film Festival for our

2017 Summer Showcase!


This special summer event returns with a fresh batch of films to help you cool off as we inch closer towards the end of summer.

This year's event will be held August 7 to 10 at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre. All screenings are at 7pm with all of the films featuring a post-film discussion hosted by members of the Phoenix Critics Circle.

Purchase the Showcase Pass for only $30 to see all four films. Or just see one or two films for just $10 each! Phoenix Film Society Members and Reel Friends can see all 4 films for only $25. Where else can you get four films for just $25?

Monday, August 7th at 7pm

The Trip to Spain

After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country's gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for, and the humor delightfully devilish.

All screenings are at the Harkins Scottsdale 101. 


Tuesday, August 8th at 7pm


 LUCKY follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment. Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch's directorial debut "Lucky", is at once a love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on morality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection.

LUCKY stars Harry Dean Stanton, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt, Ron Livingston and David Lynch

All screenings are at the Harkins Scottsdale 101.


Wednesday, August 9th at 7pm

The Only Living Boy in New York

Director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) brings us the story of Thomas Webb (Callum Turner), the son of a publisher and his artistic wife. Thomas has just graduated from college and is trying to find his place in the world. Moving from his parents' Upper West Side apartment to the Lower East Side, he befriends his neighbor W.F. (Jeff Bridges), a shambling alcoholic writer who dispenses worldly wisdom alongside healthy shots of whiskey. Thomas' world begins to shift when he discovers that his long-married father (Pierce Brosnan) is having an affair with a seductive younger woman (Kate Beckinsale). Determined to break up the relationship, Thomas launches a chain of events that will change everything he thinks he knows about himself and his family.

All screenings are at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 and start at 7pm. 


Thursday, August 10th at 7pm


11-year-old orphan, Félicie (Elle Fanning) has one dream - to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend Victor (Nat Wolff), an imaginative but exhausting boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own - to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But - there's a catch, Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy family in order to gain admittance to the prestigious and competitive Opera Ballet School in Paris. And with no professional dance training, she quickly learns that talent alone is not enough to overcome the ruthless, conniving attitudes of her fellow classmates, led by the devious Camille Le Haut (Maddie Ziegler) and her wicked mother Régine (Kate McKinnon). Determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette (Carly Rae Jepsen) who, along with Victor's encouraging friendship, help her reach for the stars.

All screenings are at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 and start at 7pm. 


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