The Phoenix Film Festival welcomes Demetri Martin to this year’s lineup at the feature film showcase of his film “Dean”


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ACTOR/COMEDIAN DEMETRI MARTIN TO APPEAR AT

PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL

 

PHOENIX, AZ (April 4, 2017) – The Phoenix Film Festival welcomes Demetri Martin to this year’s lineup at the feature film showcase of his film “Dean”. Demetri Martin is a popular comedian, actor, artist, musician, writer and humorist and he will appear at the Wednesday, April 12th showing of the film that he directed and also stars in.

Who: Demetri Martin

When: Wednesday, April 12 at 7:20pm

Where:    Phoenix Film Festival

Harkins Scottsdale 101, Auditorium #6

7000 E Mayo Blvd

Phoenix, AZ 85054

Synopsis: Writer/Director/Comedian Demetri Martin stars alongside Academy Award® winner Kevin Kline in this comedic and heartfelt tale about a father and son coming to terms with love, loss and everything in between.  Dean (Martin) is an illustrator whose unwillingness to deal with the recent death of his mother means escaping his hometown of New York for an interview with an ad agency in Los Angeles.  His retired engineer dad Robert (Kline) takes a more regimented approach to grief, including putting the family home up for sale.  Both father and son set out on their own paths to find a new normal as unexpected circumstances and potential new love interests threaten to thwart all plans. Dean has been awarded The Founders Award for Best Narrative Featureat 201ribeca Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize for Best Performance US Narrative Feature at 2017 Gasparilla International Film Festival.

Directed and Written by: Demetri Martin

Cast: Demetri Martin, Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs, Mary Steenburgen, Reid Scott, Rory Scovel, Christine Woods, Ginger Gonzaga, Peter Scolari, and Briga Heelan

For More Information: www.cbsfilms.com

The Phoenix Film Festival occurs this year from Thursday, April 6th to Thursday, April 13th. Continually breaking attendance records since its inception, last year’s festival saw over 25,000 attendees and there are hopes to pull in even more film enthusiasts this year.  The week-long Festival will be held once again at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre located at 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054.

For movie lovers, this is an event that is not to be missed. Tickets and passes are on sale now and available through the Phoenix Film Festival websitewww.PhoenixFilmFestival.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phoenix Film Festival Ticket Center next to the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre. Tickets range in price from $13 for a single screening to $300 for a platinum pass.   For more information call 602-955-6444 or visit www.PhoenixFilmFestival.com.

 


About Shari K. Green

Shari became fascinated by films when at the age of seven she saw a movie being made in front of her house. As a teenager she immersed herself in the culture of film working on stage and then became a cinephile, working in a video store. Since then she expanded into film criticism writing for the last eight years and she has now written, directed and produced several short films and is currently working on a feature film project with her production company, Good Stew Productions, which she created with a few of her friends. Her favorite movies are “The Big Chill” and “Lonely Boy” and she enjoys watching Woody Allen films above all others.

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