This Week in Phoenix Film News!

Neil Young Journeys The Phoenix Film Critics Society Pic of the Week is the new documentary "Neil Young Journeys" directed by Jonathan Demme. The film takes a look at Neil Young's 2011 solo tour to Toronto's Massey Hall, an iconic venue in the city of his birth. At sixty-five, Young retains a youthful vitality and musical curiosity. Concert footage of the Massey Hall performances is interspersed with scenes from a road trip through Ontario. Driving a 1956 Ford Crown Victoria, Young visits the rural town of Omemee, where he spent a key part of his formative years, and reminisces about his former neighbors.

You can see it starting Friday at Harkins Camelview.

Other new releases

More docs and a couple of new wide releases

It's a big week for documentaries. Also being released this week are a couple of docs that have received some good reviews; Paul Williams: Still Alive and Pink Ribbons.

The two big wide releases this week include The Watch and Step Up: Revolution. Expect Dark Knight Rises to have a big weekend.

Upcoming film events

IFP-Phoenix Beat the Clock 48 Hour Film Challenge Screening and Awards

Join us for an evening of short films, food, music and awards.

This year 19 teams kicked off during the weekend of July 20-22. They were given a genre, a line and a prop then were given 48 hours to make a five minute film. Here's your chance to see all of the films that were completed. In fact, we'll be screening all of the films twice.

Visit here for details and to purchase tickets

In the news

Ruby Sparks directors interviewed by PFF

Our very own Lisa Minzey sat down with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valeire Faris to discuss their upcoming release Ruby Sparks. This is their follow up to their film Little Miss Sunshine.

Visit our website to read the interview