Announcing Our 2014 Phoenix Film Festival Competition Features

It's time to start getting your must-see film list ready because after watching thousands of screeners, our programmers at the Phoenix Film Festival are proud to announce our slate of films for the 2014 Phoenix Film Festival April 3-10 at the Harkins 101 in Phoenix, AZ. These films will be competing for our coveted Copper Wing Awards to be awarded Sunday, April 6th at the Party Pavilion. Please click on the film title for showtimes, photos and trailers.

45 RPM:  An artist struggling with the source of her inspiration finds help from an obsessive record collector in the search for her deceased father's lost music.

Jake Squared: Jake's a guy whose problems compound exponentially when younger versions of himself invade his life and try to solve his romantic problems.

King of Herrings: In this Tom Waits tips-his-hat-to Woody Allen world, a group of small time wannabes, banter about the rickety streets of New Orleans to find themselves in a strange tug-o-war over a childlike woman who's looking for a way out.

Life Inside Out: When a mother returns to her musical roots, she rediscovers the passion of her youth, and finds a way to connect with her troubled teenage son.

Little Hope Was Arson: In the buckle of the Bible Belt, 10 churches were burned to the ground in five weeks, igniting the largest criminal investigation in East Texas history.

Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery: Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery is a documentary about the independent film company responsible for art-house hits You Can Count on Me and Laws of Gravity; a company that rose to the top of the independent film scene in the 90s before financial risk-taking and mismanagement caused it to crash.

Teddy BearsTeddy Bears is a dark comedy about three couples who head to the desert to help their friend Andrew heal from the loss of his mother. The friends plan a week of laughter and rejuvenation. Andrew does too, except his plan includes a therapeutic orgy.

The Frontier: A retired professor and his ranch hand son try to reconnect after years of estrangement.

The House That Jack Built: Jack, a Puerto Rican drug dealer, tries to go straight when he buys an old tenement building in the Bronx, restores it, and moves his whole extended family into all the apartments with the hope of rekindling a warm and supportive family life.  Things naturally do not unfold as intended.

The Joe Show: Sheriff Joe Arpaio, 'America's Toughest Sheriff', accused of blurring the line between public image and public policy, accused of creating a 'culture of cruelty' and even murder... may be the most popular politician in America. Eight years in the making, our cameras had unprecedented access to the most notorious and controversial American lawman ever.