Come to the Opening Night Kickoff for the Phoenix Film Festival on April 5th!


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PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT

Movie Lovers Come Together For This Not To Be Missed Cinematic Night

 

WHAT:          The Phoenix Film Festival Opening Night kickoff party is an event you do not want to miss! Food and festivities will be held in the Party Pavilion with tastes from some of the best restaurants in town including Brat Haus, The Capital Grille, The Dhaba, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Maggiano’s, Mexican Moonshine and more to be announced! Guests can also enjoy live music, in addition to a silent auction where they can bid on exclusive items.

After the cocktail party, guests will be escorted from the Party Pavilion to the Harkins Cine Capri Theatre for the conclusion of the night’s events. Kimber Lanning, Founder and Executive Director of Local First Arizona, will be celebrated and honored with the festival’s Visionary Award. Local First Arizona is a statewide organization implementing innovative strategies for new models of economic development that create vibrant local economies.

The Visionary Award ceremony will be followed by a screening of A24’s LEAN ON PETE, starring Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, and Charlie Plummer. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh, the film has previously screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and at South by Southwest.

 

WHO:             Valley tastemakers, film fans and filmmakers from across the country come together to celebrate film.

WHERE:        Harkins Scottsdale 101 & Scottsdale 101 Shopping Center

            7000 East Mayo Blvd.

            Phoenix, AZ 85054

WHEN:          Thursday, April 5

6:00pm – 7:30pm (Opening Night Party)

7:30pm – 10:00pm (Visionary Award Ceremony and Opening Night Film)

HOW:             Get your tickets before they’re gone! Opening Night Event tickets are $60 with all proceeds going to the Phoenix Film Foundation’s education programs. Tickets can be purchased at www.phoenixfilmfestival.com

 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The 18th Annual Phoenix Film Festival will take place from Thursday, April 5 to Sunday, April 15. 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 once again be held at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre located at 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054. 

 For movie lovers, this is an event 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.

 


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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