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Friday, March 27
 

9:15am MST

A Dog Named Gucci

A Dog Named Gucci

Directed by: Gorman Bechard
Run Time: 90 minutes
 
Synopsis:  He was hung by his neck, punched repeatedly, doused with lighter fluid, and set afire. That should have been the last thing a ten-week old puppy named Gucci would ever experience. His last contact with humans. His final moments of life.
 
But Doug James, standing on his porch nearby, heard the puppy’s cries and ran to help. He scared away the cowardly thugs who had perpetrated this heinous crime, and at the request of Gucci’s 15-year-old runaway owner, took the dog in for the night.

Thus began a 16-year odyssey of devotion and perseverance. Together with local legislators, and with Gucci always faithfully by his side, Doug would see the “Gucci Bill” passed, changing the laws in Alabama and making domestic animal abuse a felony. He would witness Gucci go from being a survivor . . . to a rock star.

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Additional Screenings:
Saturday, March 28th at 3:50pm
Sunday, March 29th at 1:35pm


Friday March 27, 2015 9:15am - 10:45am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:20am MST

Bread & Butter

Bread and Butter
Directed by: Liz Manashil
Run Time: 89 minutes

Cast: Bobby Moynihan, Christine Weatherup, Micah Hauptman, Lauren Lapkus, Eric Lange, Harry Groener, Dawn Didawick, Sean Wright

Synopsis: Amelia Karinsky, 30, is a late bloomer who has never had a boyfriend. She works for an eccentric life coach, Dr. Wellburn, who has a doctorate in Scandinavian Literature, but prefers that you call him "Doctor" as if he were a psychiatrist. Dr. Wellburn doesn't respect boundaries and neither do her parents, who want to control all aspects of her life. Amelia is eager to break free of their overbearing influences and to relax amidst all the chaos that surrounds her. One day Amelia buys a book at a used bookstore that has pencil scribblings throughout the margins of its pages. She becomes so entranced with whomever annotated the book that she tracks him down. Before she even meets Leonard Marsh, the annotator, Amelia is admittedly in love with him. However, as we get to know him, we learn that what Leonard is actually going through is something very un-magical: clinical depression. Concurrently, a client of her boss, Daniel Lodgen, starts to court Amelia. Daniel has the best of intentions, but, because of him, Amelia learns that the concept of a genuine romantic relationship is more frightening than she had imagined. This newfound interest in her, from Daniel and Leonard, forces Amelia to open herself up to the option of being in a relationship and contributes to a growing anxiety regarding the choice of which man to be with. Bread and Butter is an anti-romantic comedy. It is the story of a lonely person who finally makes a decision to strike out on her own after learning that romance isn't the only way to fulfill her desires.

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Additional Screenings:
Saturday, March 28th at 5:55pm
Sunday, March 29th at 1:55pm
 



Friday March 27, 2015 9:20am - 10:50am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:25am MST

Half Brother

Half Brother
Directed by: Anthony Grippa
Run Time: 75 minutes

Cast: Stephen Plunkett, Casey Biggs, Christina Haag, Dante Bruzzese, Jenny Dare Paulin, Emily Kratter, Elizabeth Masucci, Jenna Laurenzo, Blaire Brooks, Ian Bell, Brian Patrick Murphy, Bjorn Thorstad, Edward Furs

Synopsis:  When his longtime girlfriend breaks up with him, 30 year-old Michael suddenly finds himself homeless. With nowhere else to go, he spends the weekend at his father and stepmothers house, only to find that they're embroiled in a bitter divorce. As he gets caught in the middle of their angry disputes, Michael struggles to come to terms with his place in his dysfunctional family.

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Additional Screenings:
Saturday, March 28th at 3:45pm
Sunday, March 29th at 2:00pm 



Friday March 27, 2015 11:25am - 12:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

1:05pm MST

WildLike

WildLike
Directed by: Frank Hall Green
Run Time: 98 minutes

Cast: Ella Purnell, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Teddy Kyle Smith, Nolan Gerard Funk, Ann Dowd, Diane Farr, Joshua Leonard

Synopsis:  Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent by her struggling mother to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. Although her uncle seems like a supportive caretaker and friend, the relationship turns and Mackenzie is forced to run. Trying to make her way back to Seattle alone to find her absent mother, Mackenzie only winds up deeper in the Alaskan interior. Lost and with no one else to turn to, she shadows a loner backpacker, Bartlett, an unlikely father figure with scars of his own. Together, they cross the wilderness and discover sanctuary in the last frontier.

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Additional Screenings:
Saturday, March 28th at 6:55pm
Sunday, March 29th at 9:55am




Friday March 27, 2015 1:05pm - 2:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

3:20pm MST

The Strongest Man

The Strongest Man
Directed by: Kenny Riches
Run Time: 99 minutes

Cast: Robert Lorie, Paul Chamberlain, Patrick Fugit, Ashly Burch, Lisa Banes, Davy Rothbart, David Park, Nancy Fong, Freddie Wong

Synopsis:  The Strongest Man is a Miami-centric comedy about an anxiety-ridden Cuban man, who fancies himself the strongest man in the world. In a quest to recover his most beloved possession, a stolen bicycle, he finds and loses so much more.

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Additional Screenings:
Saturday, March 28th at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 29th at 12:10pm



Friday March 27, 2015 3:20pm - 5:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

3:25pm MST

Far From Home

Far From Home
Directed by: Galen Knowles
Run Time: 74 minutes

Cast: Philip Hessler

Synopsis: What do snowboarding, medical school, and Uganda have in common? The answer is Brolin Mawejje. A mere 21 years old, Brolin has endured more hardship than most individuals will in a lifetime. Far From Home is an independent documentary that retraces the journey of Brolin Mawejje, from his childhood in Uganda, to his struggles in America, while documenting his road to the Olympics and medical school. Brolin's story holds the power to change lives as it is an embodiment of what so many of us strive to find, our true potential.


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Additional Screenings:
Saturday, March 28th at 5:35pm
Sunday, March 29th at 10:00am



Friday March 27, 2015 3:25pm - 4:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:30pm MST

Bad Exorcists

Bad Exorcists

Directed by: Kyle Steinbach
Run Time: 85 minutes

Cast: Sean Roney, Alex Knapp, Julian Master, Claire Berger, Suzanna Akins, Suzanne Owens-Duval 

Synopsis: Charlie, Matt and Dana are about to finish high school with little fanfare. In a last-ditch effort to earn their classmates' respect, the trio aims to win the local horror film festival. Things might finally be going their way—until their attempt to film an exorcism scene results in the demonic possession of their lead actress. The boys are in for a raucous and hilarious weekend as they try to save the girl and somehow finish their film, all while navigating the treacherous world of high school.



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Additional Screenings:
Saturday, March 28th at 2:55pm
Sunday, March 29th at 9:50am



Friday March 27, 2015 5:30pm - 6:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:45pm MST

Angel of Nanjing

Angel of Nanjing
Directed by: Jordan Horowitz and Frank Ferendo
Run Time: 67 minutes 

Synopsis:  The Yangtze River Bridge in Nanjing is one of the most famous bridges in China. It is also the most popular place in the world to commit suicide. For the past 11 years, Chen Si has been patrolling this bridge, looking to provide aid for those who've gone there to end their lives. Incredibly, he has saved over 300 people since he began - nearly one every two weeks.

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Additional Screenings:
Saturday, March 28th at 9:15am 
Sunday, March 29th at 11:50am



Friday March 27, 2015 5:45pm - 6:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:15pm MST

Listening

LISTENING
Directed by: Khalil Sullins
Run Time: 98 minutes

Cast: Thomas Stroppel, Artie Ahr, Amber Marie Bollinger, Christine Haeberman, Steve Hanks, Mykayla Sohn, Arn Chorn Pond, John Merry

Synopsis:  David and Ryan are trying to harness the power of the human mind... and failing. They’re both broke and struggle to support their families, but spend all of their time in a  garage-lab full of stolen equipment, hoping that inventing telepathy will solve all their problems. After they meet Jordan, a smart and seductive new classmate, they make a breakthrough that changes everything. But the bleeding-edge technology opens a Pandora’s box of new dangers, as the team discovers that when they open their minds, there is nowhere to hide their thoughts. Secrets and betrayals boil to the surface, and the technology falls into the wrong hands. David, Ryan, and Jordan suddenly find themselves working for an underground government agency with treacherous plans to implement their technology globally. With no one left to trust, David is forced against his friends in a life-or-death battle over not only the privacy of the human mind, but the future of free will itself.



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Additional Screenings:
Saturday March 28, 11:20am
Sunday March 29, 2:25pm



Friday March 27, 2015 7:15pm - 8:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

The Surface

The Surface
Directed by: Gil Jr. Cates
Run Time: 88 minutes

Cast: Sean Astin, Chris Mulkey

Synopsis:  Mitch is intent on suicide when he stumbles upon the debris from a crashed, small engine float plane where the survivor, Kelly, is struggling to stay alive. Mitch is emotionally wounded and Kelly physically wounded, and it’s during the course of Mitch trying to save Kelly’s life, and a dying Kelly trying to save Mitch’s life, that both lives are changed.



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Additional Screenings:
Saturday, March 28th at 1:35 pm
Sunday, March 29th at 11:55 am 


Friday March 27, 2015 7:35pm - 9:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Saturday, March 28
 

9:15am MST

Angel of Nanjing

Angel of Nanjing
Directed by: Jordan Horowitz and Frank Ferendo
Run Time: 67 minutes

 
Synopsis:  The Yangtze River Bridge in Nanjing is one of the most famous bridges in China. It is also the most popular place in the world to commit suicide. For the past 11 years, Chen Si has been patrolling this bridge, looking to provide aid for those who've gone there to end their lives. Incredibly, he has saved over 300 people since he began - nearly one every two weeks.

Facebook
Twitter
Official Site
Watch Trailer   

Additional Screenings:
Friday, March 27th at 5:45pm
Sunday, March 29th at 11:50am



Saturday March 28, 2015 9:15am - 10:25am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:20am MST

Listening

LISTENING
Directed by: Khalil Sullins
Run Time: 98 minutes

Cast: Thomas Stroppel, Artie Ahr, Amber Marie Bollinger, Christine Haeberman, Steve Hanks, Mykayla Sohn, Arn Chorn Pond, John Merry

Synopsis:  David and Ryan are trying to harness the power of the human mind... and failing. They’re both broke and struggle to support their families, but spend all of their time in a  garage-lab full of stolen equipment, hoping that inventing telepathy will solve all their problems. After they meet Jordan, a smart and seductive new classmate, they make a breakthrough that changes everything. But the bleeding-edge technology opens a Pandora’s box of new dangers, as the team discovers that when they open their minds, there is nowhere to hide their thoughts. Secrets and betrayals boil to the surface, and the technology falls into the wrong hands. David, Ryan, and Jordan suddenly find themselves working for an underground government agency with treacherous plans to implement their technology globally. With no one left to trust, David is forced against his friends in a life-or-death battle over not only the privacy of the human mind, but the future of free will itself.

Official Site 
Facebook
Twitter

Additional Screenings:
Friday March, 27 at 7:15pm
Sunday March, 29 at 2:25pm

 



Saturday March 28, 2015 11:20am - 1:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

1:35pm MST

The Surface

The Surface
Directed by: Gil Jr. Cates
Run Time: 88 minutes

Cast: Sean Astin, Chris Mulkey

Synopsis:  Mitch is intent on suicide when he stumbles upon the debris from a crashed, small engine float plane where the survivor, Kelly, is struggling to stay alive. Mitch is emotionally wounded and Kelly physically wounded, and it’s during the course of Mitch trying to save Kelly’s life, and a dying Kelly trying to save Mitch’s life, that both lives are changed.



Official Site
Watch Trailer
Facebook
Twitter 

Additonal Screenings: 
Friday, March 27th at 7:35 pm
Sunday, March 29th at 11: 55 am
 


Saturday March 28, 2015 1:35pm - 3:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:55pm MST

Bad Exorcists

Bad Exorcists
Directed by: Kyle Steinbach
Run Time: 85 minutes

Cast: Sean Roney, Alex Knapp, Julian Master, Claire Berger, Suzanna Akins, Suzanne Owens-Duval

Synopsis: Charlie, Matt and Dana are about to finish high school with little fanfare. In a last-ditch effort to earn their classmates' respect, the trio aims to win the local horror film festival. Things might finally be going their way—until their attempt to film an exorcism scene results in the demonic possession of their lead actress. The boys are in for a raucous and hilarious weekend as they try to save the girl and somehow finish their film, all while navigating the treacherous world of high school.



Facebook
Watch Trailer 

Additional Screenings:
Friday, March 27th at 5:30pm
Sunday, March 29th at 9:50am



Saturday March 28, 2015 2:55pm - 4:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

3:45pm MST

Half Brother

Half Brother
Directed by: Anthony Grippa
Run Time: 75 minutes

Cast: Stephen Plunkett, Casey Biggs, Christina Haag, Dante Bruzzese, Jenny Dare Paulin, Emily Kratter, Elizabeth Masucci, Jenna Laurenzo, Blaire Brooks, Ian Bell, Brian Patrick Murphy, Bjorn Thorstad, Edward Furs

Synopsis:  When his longtime girlfriend breaks up with him, 30 year-old Michael suddenly finds himself homeless. With nowhere else to go, he spends the weekend at his father and stepmothers house, only to find that they're embroiled in a bitter divorce. As he gets caught in the middle of their angry disputes, Michael struggles to come to terms with his place in his dysfunctional family.


Facebook
Official Site
Watch Trailer 

Additional Screenings:
Friday, March 27th at 11:25pm
Sunday, March 29th at 2:00pm



Saturday March 28, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

3:50pm MST

A Dog Named Gucci
A Dog Named Gucci
Directed by: Gorman Bechard
Run Time: 90 minutes
 
Synopsis:  He was hung by his neck, punched repeatedly, doused with lighter fluid, and set afire. That should have been the last thing a ten-week old puppy named Gucci would ever experience. His last contact with humans. His final moments of life.
But Doug James, standing on his porch nearby, heard the puppy’s cries and ran to help. He scared away the cowardly thugs who had perpetrated this heinous crime, and at the request of Gucci’s 15-year-old runaway owner, took the dog in for the night. 
Thus began a 16-year odyssey of devotion and perseverance. Together with local legislators, and with Gucci always faithfully by his side, Doug would see the “Gucci Bill” passed, changing the laws in Alabama and making domestic animal abuse a felony. He would witness Gucci go from being a survivor... to a rock star.


Watch the Trailer
Facebook
Twitter
Official Site 

Additional Screenings:
Friday, March 27th at 9:15am
Sunday, March 29th at 1:35pm


Saturday March 28, 2015 3:50pm - 5:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:35pm MST

Far From Home

Far From Home 
Directed by: Galen Knowles
Run Time: 74 minutes

Cast: Philip Hessler

Synopsis: What do snowboarding, medical school, and Uganda have in common? The answer is Brolin Mawejje. A mere 21 years old, Brolin has endured more hardship than most individuals will in a lifetime. Far From Home is an independent documentary that retraces the journey of Brolin Mawejje, from his childhood in Uganda, to his struggles in America, while documenting his road to the Olympics and medical school. Brolin's story holds the power to change lives as it is an embodiment of what so many of us strive to find, our true potential.




Official Site
Watch Trailer
Facebook
Twitter

Additional Screenings:
Friday, March 27th at 3:25pm
Sunday, March 29th at 10:00am



Saturday March 28, 2015 5:35pm - 6:50pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:55pm MST

Bread & Butter

Bread and Butter
Directed by: Liz Manashil
Run Time: 89 minutes

Cast: Bobby Moynihan, Christine Weatherup, Micah Hauptman, Lauren Lapkus, Eric Lange, Harry Groener, Dawn Didawick, Sean Wright

Synopsis: Amelia Karinsky, 30, is a late bloomer who has never had a boyfriend. She works for an eccentric life coach, Dr. Wellburn, who has a doctorate in Scandinavian Literature, but prefers that you call him "Doctor" as if he were a psychiatrist. Dr. Wellburn doesn't respect boundaries and neither do her parents, who want to control all aspects of her life. Amelia is eager to break free of their overbearing influences and to relax amidst all the chaos that surrounds her. One day Amelia buys a book at a used bookstore that has pencil scribblings throughout the margins of its pages. She becomes so entranced with whomever annotated the book that she tracks him down. Before she even meets Leonard Marsh, the annotator, Amelia is admittedly in love with him. However, as we get to know him, we learn that what Leonard is actually going through is something very un-magical: clinical depression. Concurrently, a client of her boss, Daniel Lodgen, starts to court Amelia. Daniel has the best of intentions, but, because of him, Amelia learns that the concept of a genuine romantic relationship is more frightening than she had imagined. This newfound interest in her, from Daniel and Leonard, forces Amelia to open herself up to the option of being in a relationship and contributes to a growing anxiety regarding the choice of which man to be with. Bread and Butter is an anti-romantic comedy. It is the story of a lonely person who finally makes a decision to strike out on her own after learning that romance isn't the only way to fulfill her desires.


Official Site
Watch Trailer
Facebook 
Twitter

Additional Screenings:
Friday March, 27 at 9:20am
Sunday March, 29 at 1:55pm 



Saturday March 28, 2015 5:55pm - 7:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

6:55pm MST

WildLike

WildLike
Directed by: Frank Hall Green
Run Time: 98 minutes

Cast: Ella Purnell, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Teddy Kyle Smith, Nolan Gerard Funk, Ann Dowd, Diane Farr, Joshua Leonard

Synopsis:  Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent by her struggling mother to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. Although her uncle seems like a supportive caretaker and friend, the relationship turns and Mackenzie is forced to run. Trying to make her way back to Seattle alone to find her absent mother, Mackenzie only winds up deeper in the Alaskan interior. Lost and with no one else to turn to, she shadows a loner backpacker, Bartlett, an unlikely father figure with scars of his own. Together, they cross the wilderness and discover sanctuary in the last frontier.


Official Site
Watch Trailer
Facebook
Twitter 

Additional Screenings:
Friday, March 27th at 1:05pm
Sunday, March 29th at 9:55am



Saturday March 28, 2015 6:55pm - 8:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

8:00pm MST

The Strongest Man

The Strongest Man
Directed by: Kenny Riches
Run Time: 99 minutes

Cast: Robert Lorie, Paul Chamberlain, Patrick Fugit, Ashly Burch, Lisa Banes, Davy Rothbart, David Park, Nancy Fong, Freddie Wong

Synopsis:  The Strongest Man is a Miami-centric comedy about an anxiety-ridden Cuban man, who fancies himself the strongest man in the world. In a quest to recover his most beloved possession, a stolen bicycle, he finds and loses so much more.


Official Site
Facebook
Twitter  

Additional Screenings:
Friday, March 27th at 3:20pm
Sunday, March 29th at 12:10pm



Saturday March 28, 2015 8:00pm - 9:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Sunday, March 29
 

9:50am MST

Bad Exorcists

Bad Exorcists
Directed by: Kyle Steinbach
Run Time: 85 minutes

Cast: Sean Roney, Alex Knapp, Julian Master, Claire Berger,  Suzanna Akins, Suzanne Owens-Duval

Synopsis: Charlie, Matt and Dana are about to finish high school with little fanfare. In a last-ditch effort to earn their classmates' respect, the trio aims to win the local horror film festival. Things might finally be going their way—until their attempt to film an exorcism scene results in the demonic possession of their lead actress. The boys are in for a raucous and hilarious weekend as they try to save the girl and somehow finish their film, all while navigating the treacherous world of high school.


Facebook
Watch Trailer 

Additional Screenings:
Friday, March 27th at 5:30pm
Saturday, March 28th at 2:55pm 



Sunday March 29, 2015 9:50am - 11:15am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:55am MST

WildLike

WildLike
Directed by: Frank Hall Green
Run Time: 98 minutes

Cast: Ella Purnell, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Teddy Kyle Smith, Nolan Gerard Funk, Ann Dowd, Diane Farr, Joshua Leonard

Synopsis:  Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent by her struggling mother to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. Although her uncle seems like a supportive caretaker and friend, the relationship turns and Mackenzie is forced to run. Trying to make her way back to Seattle alone to find her absent mother, Mackenzie only winds up deeper in the Alaskan interior. Lost and with no one else to turn to, she shadows a loner backpacker, Bartlett, an unlikely father figure with scars of his own. Together, they cross the wilderness and discover sanctuary in the last frontier.


Official Site
Watch Trailer
Facebook
Twitter 
 
Additional Screenings:
Friday, March 27th at 1:05pm
Saturday, March 28th at 6:55pm



Sunday March 29, 2015 9:55am - 11:35am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:00am MST

Far From Home

Far From Home
Directed by: Galen Knowles
Run Time: 74 minutes

Cast: Philip Hessler

Synopsis: What do snowboarding, medical school, and Uganda have in common? The answer is Brolin Mawejje. A mere 21 years old, Brolin has endured more hardship than most individuals will in a lifetime. Far From Home is an independent documentary that retraces the journey of Brolin Mawejje, from his childhood in Uganda, to his struggles in America, while documenting his road to the Olympics and medical school. Brolin's story holds the power to change lives as it is an embodiment of what so many of us strive to find, our true potential.




Official Site
Watch Trailer
Facebook
Twitter

Additional Screenings:
Friday, March 27th at 3:25pm
Saturday, March 28th at 5:35pm



Sunday March 29, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:50am MST

Angel of Nanjing

Angel of Nanjing
Directed by: Jordan Horowitz and Frank Ferendo
Run Time: 67 minutes

Synopsis:  The Yangtze River Bridge in Nanjing is one of the most famous bridges in China. It is also the most popular place in the world to commit suicide. For the past 11 years, Chen Si has been patrolling this bridge, looking to provide aid for those who've gone there to end their lives. Incredibly, he has saved over 300 people since he began - nearly one every two weeks.


Facebook
Twitter
Official Site
Watch Trailer 

Additional Screenings:
Friday, March 27th at 5:45pm
Saturday, March 28th at 9:15am



Sunday March 29, 2015 11:50am - 1:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:55am MST

The Surface

The Surface
Directed by: Gil Jr. Cates

Run Time: 88 minutes

Cast: Sean Astin, Chris Mulkey

Synopsis:  Mitch is intent on suicide when he stumbles upon the debris from a crashed, small engine float plane where the survivor, Kelly, is struggling to stay alive. Mitch is emotionally wounded and Kelly physically wounded, and it’s during the course of Mitch trying to save Kelly’s life, and a dying Kelly trying to save Mitch’s life, that both lives are changed.


Official Site
Watch Trailer
Facebook
Twitter 


Additional Screenings:
Friday, March 27th at 7:35 pm
Saturday, March 28th at 1:35 pm 


Sunday March 29, 2015 11:55am - 1:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:10pm MST

The Strongest Man

The Strongest Man
Directed by: Kenny Riches
Run Time: 99 minutes

Cast: Robert Lorie, Paul Chamberlain, Patrick Fugit, Ashly Burch, Lisa Banes, Davy Rothbart, David Park, Nancy Fong, Freddie Wong

Synopsis: 

The Strongest Man follows Beef, an anxiety-ridden Cuban construction worker, and his Korean friend Conan, as their lives get bumped off track the moment they agree to attend a spiritual meditation class. Not fully understanding the metaphor, Beef and Conan embark on a journey to find their respective power animals on the streets of Miami, where both wild dogs and chickens run rampant. Conan’s relationship with his family crumbles, as Beef’s relationship with his neighbor, a young woman named Illi, begins to flourish, but even with this excitement he can never seem to escape his looming anxiety.


Official Site
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Additional Screenings:
Friday, March 27th at 3:20pm
Saturday, March 28th at 8:00pm



Sunday March 29, 2015 12:10pm - 1:50pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

1:35pm MST

A Dog Named Gucci
A Dog Named Gucci
Directed by: Gorman Bechard
Run Time: 90 minutes
 
Synopsis:  He was hung by his neck, punched repeatedly, doused with lighter fluid, and set afire. That should have been the last thing a ten-week old puppy named Gucci would ever experience. His last contact with humans. His final moments of life. 
But Doug James, standing on his porch nearby, heard the puppy’s cries and ran to help. He scared away the cowardly thugs who had perpetrated this heinous crime, and at the request of Gucci’s 15-year-old runaway owner, took the dog in for the night. 
Thus began a 16-year odyssey of devotion and perseverance. Together with local legislators, and with Gucci always faithfully by his side, Doug would see the “Gucci Bill” passed, changing the laws in Alabama and making domestic animal abuse a felony. He would witness Gucci go from being a survivor... to a rock star.


Watch the Trailer
Facebook
Twitter
Official Site

Additional Screenings:
Friday, March 27th at 9:15am
Saturday, March 28th at 3:50pm



Sunday March 29, 2015 1:35pm - 3:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

1:55pm MST

Bread & Butter

Bread and Butter
Directed by: Liz Manashil
Run Time: 89 minutes

Cast: Bobby Moynihan, Christine Weatherup, Micah Hauptman, Lauren Lapkus, Eric Lange, Harry Groener, Dawn Didawick, Sean Wright

Synopsis: Amelia Karinsky, 30, is a late bloomer who has never had a boyfriend. She works for an eccentric life coach, Dr. Wellburn, who has a doctorate in Scandinavian Literature, but prefers that you call him "Doctor" as if he were a psychiatrist. Dr. Wellburn doesn't respect boundaries and neither do her parents, who want to control all aspects of her life. Amelia is eager to break free of their overbearing influences and to relax amidst all the chaos that surrounds her. One day Amelia buys a book at a used bookstore that has pencil scribblings throughout the margins of its pages. She becomes so entranced with whomever annotated the book that she tracks him down. Before she even meets Leonard Marsh, the annotator, Amelia is admittedly in love with him. However, as we get to know him, we learn that what Leonard is actually going through is something very un-magical: clinical depression. Concurrently, a client of her boss, Daniel Lodgen, starts to court Amelia. Daniel has the best of intentions, but, because of him, Amelia learns that the concept of a genuine romantic relationship is more frightening than she had imagined. This newfound interest in her, from Daniel and Leonard, forces Amelia to open herself up to the option of being in a relationship and contributes to a growing anxiety regarding the choice of which man to be with. Bread and Butter is an anti-romantic comedy. It is the story of a lonely person who finally makes a decision to strike out on her own after learning that romance isn't the only way to fulfill her desires.

 

Official Site
Watch Trailer
Facebook
 
Twitter

Additional Screenings:
Friday March, 27 at 9:20am
Saturday March, 28 at 5:55pm



Sunday March 29, 2015 1:55pm - 3:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:00pm MST

Half Brother

Half Brother
Directed by: Anthony Grippa
Run Time: 75 minutes

Cast: Stephen Plunkett, Casey Biggs, Christina Haag, Dante Bruzzese, Jenny Dare Paulin, Emily Kratter, Elizabeth Masucci, Jenna Laurenzo, Blaire Brooks, Ian Bell, Brian Patrick Murphy, Bjorn Thorstad, Edward Furs

Synopsis:  When his longtime girlfriend breaks up with him, 30 year-old Michael suddenly finds himself homeless. With nowhere else to go, he spends the weekend at his father and stepmothers house, only to find that they're embroiled in a bitter divorce. As he gets caught in the middle of their angry disputes, Michael struggles to come to terms with his place in his dysfunctional family.

 

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Additional Screenings:
Friday March, 27 at 11:25am
Saturday March, 28 at 3:45pm



Sunday March 29, 2015 2:00pm - 3:15pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:25pm MST

Listening

LISTENING
Directed by: Khalil Sullins
Run Time: 98 minutes

Cast: Thomas Stroppel, Artie Ahr, Amber Marie Bollinger, Christine Haeberman, Steve Hanks, Mykayla Sohn, Arn Chorn Pond, John Merry

Synopsis:  David and Ryan are trying to harness the power of the human mind... and failing. They’re both broke and struggle to support their families, but spend all of their time in a  garage-lab full of stolen equipment, hoping that inventing telepathy will solve all their problems. After they meet Jordan, a smart and seductive new classmate, they make a breakthrough that changes everything. But the bleeding-edge technology opens a Pandora’s box of new dangers, as the team discovers that when they open their minds, there is nowhere to hide their thoughts. David, Ryan, and Jordan suddenly find themselves working for an underground government agency with treacherous plans to implement their technology globally. With no one left to trust, David is forced against his friends in a life-or-death battle over not only the privacy of the human mind, but the future of free will itself. 

 

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dditional Screenings:
Friday March, 27 at 7:15pm
Saturday March 28 at 11:20am 



Sunday March 29, 2015 2:25pm - 4:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054