The Arizona Republic presents Phoenix Film Festival Fall Showcase
Hosted by Bill Goodykoontz
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (October 13, 2015) – The weather is under 100 degrees (almost) which means that fall is upon us! What better way to spend four amazing October nights than at The Phoenix Film Foundation’s Fall Showcase? Audiences will have an opportunity to preview some of the best and most anticipated studio films before they’re released! Plus, they will be treated to a post discussion following each film by The Arizona Republic’s own Chief Movie Critic, Bill Goodykoontz.
The Showcase runs Monday, October 19th - Thursday, October 22nd at Harkins Scottsdale 101.
Tickets are $10 per film but you can buy a pass to see all four films for only $30! Don’t wait to buy tickets, seating is limited! Tickets can be purchased at www.phoenixfilmfestival.com
FEATURED FILMS & SYNOPSIS
Monday, October 19th at 7:00pm - MOJAVE
Directed by William Monahan
Synopsis: In this electrifying and darkly comedic Hollywood neo-noir, an artist has an ominous encounter with a drifter in the desert, which gets taken to shocking extremes when the drifter follows him back to his privileged L.A. home life - Starring: Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, Walter Goggins and Mark Wahlberg.
Tuesday, October 20th at 7:00pm – OUR BRAND IS CRISIS
Directed by David Gordon Green
Synopsis: A Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American management team, led by the deeply damaged but still brilliant strategist “Calamity” Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock). Jane is coaxed back into the game for the chance to beat her professional nemesis, the loathsome Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton), now coaching the opposition.
Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00pm - KRISHA
Directed by Trey Edward Shults
Synopsis: Winner of both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the 2015 South-by-Southwest Film Festival, and official selection of Critics’ Week at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Krisha is the story of a woman’s return to the family she abandoned years before, set entirely over the course of one turbulent Thanksgiving.
Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00pm - SPOTLIGHT
Synopsis: Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Brian d’Arcy James and Stanley Tucci, SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Directed by Academy Award-nominee Tom McCarthy, SPOTLIGHT is a tense investigative dramatic-thriller, tracing the steps to one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times. Opens in Phoenix theaters November 13.
4 Amazing Films.
4 Amazing Nights.
Tickets are $10 each and a pass for all 4 films is just $30. Don’t wait to buy tickets. Seating is limited to only 250 seats per screening.
Harkins Scottsdale 101 is located at 7000 East Mayo Blvd. at Scottsdale Road and Loop 101