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Thursday, March 26
 

6:00pm MST

Opening Night Premiere Event featuring Danny Collins

The night kicks off at 6pm in our Party Pavilion with tastes from some of the best restaurants in town, great entertainment and some special silent auction items.

At 7:30, we all head over to the theatre where the Phoenix Film Festival will present its 2015Visionary Award. Past Visionary Award recipients include Dan Harkins, Bob Oldfather from Bookmans and Dr. Sydney Shapiro.

Following the presentation of the Visionary Award, we will begin our Opening Night Film, "Danny Collins". Read on to learn more about the film....

Danny Collins

Directed by: Dan Fogelman
Run Time: 106 minutes

Cast: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Christopher Plummer, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale

Synopsis: 

Inspired by a true story, Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can't give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40 year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act.

Danny Collins is written and directed by Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, LoveLast Vegas). The film stars Al Pacino (The GodfatherScent of a Woman), Annette Bening (The Kids Are All RightAmerican Beauty), Jennifer Garner (Men, Women and ChildrenJuno), Bobby Cannavale (Blue Jasmine, “Boardwalk Empire”) and Christopher Plummer (BeginnersThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). 

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Thursday March 26, 2015 6:00pm - 10:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Cine Capri 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Friday, March 27
 

11:20am MST

Havana Curveball

Havana Curveball

Directed by: Ken Schneider & Marcia Jarmal
Run Time: 1:05

Cast:  Mica Jarmel-Schneider, Jaden Jarmel-Schneider, Herb Schneider

Synopsis:  Mica is a classic young teen. Enthusiastic. Idealistic. Dreaming baseball.  At 13, he is studying for his Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish coming of age rite.  And earnest kid, he took to heart his Rabbi's requirement to help “heal the world.” Imagining himself a savior of sorts, he launches a grand plan to send baseballs to Cuba, a country with a mysterious pull.  He knows only that Cubans are poor and love baseball – and that Cuba saved his grandpa's life.  On a hunch, his award-winning filmmaker parents pick up their camera.  They know the U.S. Embargo with Cuba will throw him a curveball.

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Additional Screening:
Wednesday, April 1 at 5:10pm 


Friday March 27, 2015 11:20am - 12:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

1:15pm MST

Going Bongo

Going Bongo
Directed By: Dean Mathew Ronalds
Running Time: 90 min

Cast: Ernest Napoleon, Emanuela Galliussi, Ashley Olds

Synopsis: A newly recruited American doctor "mistakenly" volunteers to work in Africa for a month.


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Additional Screenings:
Saturday March, 28th at 11:25am 



Friday March 27, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:45pm MST

Where Hope Grows

Where Hope Grows
Directed By: Chris Dowing
Running Time: 97 min

Cast: Kerr Smith, Kristoffer Polaha, Danica McKeller, Alan Powell

Synopsis: A self-destructive former pro ball player is given a serious lesson in living life with courage when he befriends a grocery store clerk with Down syndrome.


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Additional Screenings:
Sunday March, 29 at 3:40pm



Friday March 27, 2015 4:45pm - 6:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:00pm MST

Manglehorn
Academy Award-winner Al Pacino gives a wondrous performance as a lonely locksmith whose  life is transformed by a new romance in this magical love story from acclaimed director David Gordon Green (Joe, All the Real Girls). A.J. Manglehorn (Pacino)  is a reclusive Texas key-maker and ex-convict who  spends his days caring for his cat, finding comfort in his work and lamenting a long lost  love. Enter kind-hearted bank teller Dawn (Holly Hunter) whose interest in the eccentric  Manglehorn may just be able to draw him out of his shell.
Chris Messina co-stars in this remarkably rich and humorous tale of second chances, which boasts “the finest performance Pacino has delivered in years” (The Guardian).
Presented in part by a donation from Reel Friends Shirley Michels & Bernard G. Rethore.

Friday March 27, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Cine Capri 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:10pm MST

Results
Results
Directed by: 
Andrew Bujalski
Runtime:
1:05

Cast: 
Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan
Synopsis: 
Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny's well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally.

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Additional Screenings 3/30 at 9:10pm


Friday March 27, 2015 7:10pm - 8:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:30pm MST

The Business of Recovery

The Business of Recovery

Directed by: Adam Finberg

Run Time: 85 minutes

Synopsis: As drug and alcohol addictions skyrocket, The Business of Recovery examines the untold billions that are being made off of families in crisis.  With little regulation or science, the treatment industry has become a cash cow business that continues to grow while deaths pile up. Through unique access to internationally recognized treatment facilities, as well as emotional stories of addicts and their families, the film reveals how the treatment industry in the United States preys on addicts with little more than promises of hope and a huge bill. 

Be among the first in the country to see this special screening of "The Business of Recovery"

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Friday March 27, 2015 7:30pm - 8:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Saturday, March 28
 

11:25am MST

Going Bongo
Going Bongo
Directed By: Dean Mathew Ronalds
Running Time: 90 min

Cast: Ernest Napoleon, Emanuela Galliussi, Ashley Olds

Synopsis: A newly recruited American doctor "mistakenly" volunteers to work in Africa for a month.


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Additional Screenings:
Friday March, 27 at 1:15pm


Saturday March 28, 2015 11:25am - 1:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

1:40pm MST

Monkey Kingdom

Monkey Kingdom
Directed by: Mark Linfield, Alastair Fothergill
Running time: 78min

Synopsis: 

Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes son Kip into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya's family relocates, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to lead them to untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future. Directed by Mark Linfield (“Chimpanzee,” “Earth”) and co-directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Chimpanzee,” “Bears”) with music from award-winning composer Harry Gregson-Williams, “Monkey Kingdom” swings into theaters April 17, 2015.



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Saturday March 28, 2015 1:40pm - 3:10pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:00pm MST

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Run Time: 105 Minutes

Cast: Connie Britton, Nick Offerman, Jon Bernthal, Thomas Mann and Olivia Cooke

Synopsis: Winner of the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the story of Greg Gaines played by Thomas Mann, an awkward high school senior whose mom forces him to spend time with Rachel - a girl in his class (Olivia Cooke) whom he hasn't spoken to since kindergarten - who was just diagnosed with cancer.

 



Saturday March 28, 2015 7:00pm - 8:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Cine Capri 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:25pm MST

Tangerines

Tangerines
Directed by Zaza Urushadze
Runtime:  90 Minutes

Cast: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nuganen, Mikhail Meskhi, Giorgi Nakashidze, Raivo Trass, and Zurab Bealishvili


Synopsis: “Tangerines”  is a story of awakening humanity in the midst of violence, told with intimacy and elegance by writer/director Zaza Urushadze.  Nominated for an Academy Award® as well as a Golden Globe Award® for Best Foreign Language Film in 2015, “Tangerines”   is the spare, yet haunting tale of an older Estonian man who cares for two wounded soldiers from opposite sides of the 1990s-era war in Georgia.  The film reveals compassion to be the ultimate response to centuries of political, cultural and ethnic conflict, a compelling and relevant message for contemporary audiences



Saturday March 28, 2015 7:25pm - 8:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

Kill Me Three Times

Kill Me Three Times
Directed by: Kriv Stenders
Run Time: 1:30:00

Cast: Teresa Palmer, Simon Pegg, Sullivan Stapleton


Synopsis: A darkly comedic thriller from rising star director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog).  Simon Pegg plays the mercurial assassin, Charlie Wolfe, who discovers he isn’t the only person trying to kill the siren of a sun-drenched surfing town.  Charlie quickly finds himself at the center of three tales of murder mayhem, blackmail, and revenge.

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Additional Screenings:
Wednesday April 1st at 9:10-10:40PM



Saturday March 28, 2015 7:35pm - 9:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Sunday, March 29
 

11:40am MST

Sunshine Superman

Sunshine Superman

Directed by: Marah Strauch
Run Time: 1:40 

Cast: Cecilie Bull, Marah Strauch, John Long

Synopsis:  A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular -and dangerous- feats of foot-launched human flight.

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Additional Screening:
Monday, March 30 at 5:10pm 


Sunday March 29, 2015 11:40am - 1:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

3:40pm MST

Where Hope Grows

Where Hope Grows
Directed By: Chris Dowing
Running Time: 97 min

Cast: Kerr Smith, Kristoffer Polaha, Danica McKeller, Alan Powell

Synopsis: A self-destructive former pro ball player is given a serious lesson in living life with courage when he befriends a grocery store clerk with Down syndrome.


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Additional Screenings:
Friday March, 27 at 4:45pm 



Sunday March 29, 2015 3:40pm - 5:15pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

3:50pm MST

Miss India America

Miss India America

Directed by: Ravi Kapoor

Run Time: 95 Minutes

Cast: Tiya Sircar, Hannah Simone, Kosha Patel, Meera Simhan, Bernard White, Kunal Sharma

Synopsis: Lily is graduating from her Orange County high school at the top of her class. And she has a plan, "The Lily Plan”. She will become a brain surgeon like her father. Her boyfriend Karim will become a petroleum engineer. They’ll get married. Have kids. Live happily ever after. But the plan is thrown into confusion when Karim becomes smitten by and runs off with the reigning Miss India National beauty queen. Not happy about losing at anything, Lily decides that she herself must become the new Miss India National! But Lily will discover you’re not always a winner when you win, and there may be more to learn when you lose.

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Sunday March 29, 2015 3:50pm - 5:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:00pm MST

Sleeping With Other People

Sleeping With Other People
Directed by: Leslye Headland
Run Time: 95 Minutes

Cast: Allison Bree, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet, Jason Sudeikis


Synopsis: Years after impulsively losing their virginity to each other in college, Lainey (Alison Brie) and Jake (Jason Sudeikis) meet at a support group in New York (“What’s a nice girl like you doing at a sex addicts meeting?”). A spark resurfaces, but they’ve walked this road before. Abject failures in romance who lead lives of serial infidelity and self-sabotage, they agree to a platonic friendship to mutually support their recovery—and what’s more supportive than teaching your friend proper self-stimulation? Can love bloom while you’re sleeping with other people?


Sunday March 29, 2015 7:00pm - 8:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Cine Capri 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Monday, March 30
 

5:00pm MST

X + Y

X+Y

Directed by: Morgan Matthews
Run Time: 1:40

Cast: Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins

Synopsis:  Preferring to hide in the safety of his own private world, Nathan struggles to connect with people, often pushing away those who want to be closest to him, including his mother, Julie. Without the ability to understand love or affection, Nathan finds the comfort and security he needs in numbers and mathematics.

Mentored by his unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr Humphreys, it becomes clear that Nathan's talents are enough to win him a place on the British team competing at the highly revered International Mathematics Olympiad. Being part of a team and one which has a real chance of winning seems like it could change Nathan's life forever.

But when the team go to train in Taiwan, Nathan is faced with a multitude of unexpected challenges, not least the new and unfamiliar feelings he begins to experience for one of the Taiwanese competitors, the beautiful Zhang Mei.

From England to Taipei and back again, this inspiring and life-affirming story follows the unconventional and hilarious relationship between student and teacher, whose roles are often reversed, and the unfathomable experience of first love - when you don't even understand what love is.

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Additional Screening:
Wednesday, April 1st at 5:00pm 


Monday March 30, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm MST

Sunshine Superman

Sunshine Superman

Directed by: Marah Strauch
Run Time: 1:40 

Cast: Cecilie Bull, Marah Strauch, John Long

Synopsis:  A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular -and dangerous- feats of foot-launched human flight.

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Additional Screening:
Sunday March 29 at 11:40am



Monday March 30, 2015 5:10pm - 6:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:10pm MST

The Squid and the Whale

The Squid and the Whale

Directed by: Noah Baumbach
Run Time: 1:25

Cast: Owen Kline, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney

Synopsis:  Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

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Monday March 30, 2015 7:10pm - 8:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:20pm MST

F(l)ag Football

F(l)ag Football
Run time: 99min
Directed by: Seth Greenleaf


F(l)ag Football follows 3 teams from New York, Los Angeles, and Phoenix as they join 27 other teams from around the country descending on Arizona for the National Gay Flag Football Championship. The Gay Bowl. They train hard, play harder, break stereotypes, and redefine masculinity in their own unique way. Only one team can win, but everyone can be fabulous.

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Monday March 30, 2015 7:20pm - 9:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:10pm MST

Results

Directed by: Andrew Bujalski
Running Time: 1:05
Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny’s well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally.

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Monday March 30, 2015 9:10pm - 10:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Tuesday, March 31
 

5:00pm MST

Makin' Wookiee

Makin’ Wookiee

Directed by: Heidi Burkey, Tim Larson
Run Time: 1:20

Synopsis: It’s tough being a kid. Especially when you’re a wookiee with two left feet and a changing voice. But not so long ago, in a city not too far away, kids from all walks of life struggled to audition, rehearse and perform their own live musical parody of STAR WARS, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. 

MAKIN' WOOKIEE is a comedic, slice of life documentary filmed in Orange County, California. In the film we follow a group of aspiring adolescent actors as they perform a musical parody of STAR WARS. Our story is really about that moment in every tween's life when you have no idea who you are, what you're doing and everything is awkward. Now add a dash of singing, unrequited crushes and repeat. The film is shot in a traditional, nonfiction follow style, with interviews from the characters and ends with a live stage performance.

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Tuesday March 31, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:00pm MST

White God

White God

Directed by: Kornél Mundruczó
Run Time: 120 minutes

Cast: Zsófia PsottaSándor ZsótérLili Horváth 

Synopsis:  Thirteen-year-old Lili fights to protect her dog Hagen. She is devastated when her father eventually sets Hagen free on the streets. Still innocently believing love can conquer any difficulty, Lili sets out to find her dog and save him.

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Additional Screenings
Wednesday, April 1st 9:00 PM



Tuesday March 31, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:10pm MST

Kicking and Screaming

Kicking and Screaming

Directed by: Noah Baumbach
Run Time: 1:20

Cast:  Josh Hamilton, Eric Stoltz, Samuel Gould

Synopsis: After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to escape their university's pull. Nobody wants to make any big decisions that would radically alter his life, yet none of them wants to end up like Chet, the professional student who tends bar and is in his tenth year of university studies.

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Tuesday March 31, 2015 7:10pm - 8:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:10pm MST

Car Dogs

Car Dogs
Directed by: Adam Collis
Running time: 105 min

Cast: Patrick J.Adams, Nia Vardalos, Octavia Spencer, Cory Hardrict, George Lopez

Synopsis: Produced and directed by ASU film professor, Adam Collis and written by Scottsdale native and ASU alum, Mark King, Car Dogs tells the story of auto dealership manager, Mark Chamberlain, who has to sell 35 cars to get his own dealership - and finally out from underneath the thumb of his sadistic father.  The question is if Mark is willing to cheat his customers, betray his sales team, and neglect his family all for the blind pursuit of profits.  A tough as nails film about the challenges of working in a dog eat dog environment, Car Dogs is also a fun look behind the curtain into the world of car salesmen and their shady tricks.

Car Dogs was made as a part of Arizona State University's Film*Spark Feature Film Internship Program, which gave 85 ASU student interns and 15 recent alums the chance to learn filmmaking by working side by side on a feature film set with a professional Hollywood cast and crew, including Oscar winners Octavia Spencer and David Stump (Cinematographer), Oscar nominee Nia Vardalos and superstar comedian George Lopez.

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Tuesday March 31, 2015 7:10pm - 8:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:20pm MST

Slow West

Slow West
Directed by: John Maclean
Run Time: 85 Minutes

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn


Synopsis: At the end of the nineteenth century, 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is joined by Silas (Michael Fassbender), a mysterious traveler, and hotly pursued by an outlaw along the way.



Tuesday March 31, 2015 7:20pm - 8:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:10pm MST

Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies

Directed by: Robert Gordon & Morgan Neville
Run Time: 1:30

Cast: John Lithgow, Kelsey Grammar, Dick Cavett

Synopsis:  'Best of Enemies' is a documentary about the legendary series of nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. Intended as commentary on the issues of their day, these vitriolic and explosive encounters came to define the modern era of public discourse in the media, marking the big bang moment of our contemporary media landscape when spectacle trumped content and argument replaced substance. Best of Enemies delves into the entangled biographies of these two great thinkers and luxuriates in the language and the theater of their debates, begging the question, 'What has television done to the way we discuss politics in our democracy today?'

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Aditional Screenings
Thursday, April 2nd 5:00 PM



Tuesday March 31, 2015 9:10pm - 10:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Wednesday, April 1
 

5:00pm MST

X + Y

X+Y

Directed by: Morgan Matthews
Run Time: 1:40

Cast: Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins

Synopsis:  Preferring to hide in the safety of his own private world, Nathan struggles to connect with people, often pushing away those who want to be closest to him, including his mother, Julie. Without the ability to understand love or affection, Nathan finds the comfort and security he needs in numbers and mathematics.

Mentored by his unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr Humphreys, it becomes clear that Nathan's talents are enough to win him a place on the British team competing at the highly revered International Mathematics Olympiad. Being part of a team and one which has a real chance of winning seems like it could change Nathan's life forever.

But when the team go to train in Taiwan, Nathan is faced with a multitude of unexpected challenges, not least the new and unfamiliar feelings he begins to experience for one of the Taiwanese competitors, the beautiful Zhang Mei.

From England to Taipei and back again, this inspiring and life-affirming story follows the unconventional and hilarious relationship between student and teacher, whose roles are often reversed, and the unfathomable experience of first love - when you don't even understand what love is.

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Additional Screening:
Monday, March 30th at 5:00pm 

Wednesday April 1, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm MST

Havana Curveball

Havana Curveball

Directed by: Ken Schneider & Marcia Jarmal
Run Time: 1:05

Cast:  Mica Jarmel-Schneider, Jaden Jarmel-Schneider, Herb Schneider

Synopsis:  Mica is a classic young teen. Enthusiastic. Idealistic. Dreaming baseball.  At 13, he is studying for his Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish coming of age rite.  And earnest kid, he took to heart his Rabbi's requirement to help “heal the world.” Imagining himself a savior of sorts, he launches a grand plan to send baseballs to Cuba, a country with a mysterious pull.  He knows only that Cubans are poor and love baseball – and that Cuba saved his grandpa's life.  On a hunch, his award-winning filmmaker parents pick up their camera.  They know the U.S. Embargo with Cuba will throw him a curveball.

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Additional Screening:
Friday, March 27 at 11:20am


Wednesday April 1, 2015 5:10pm - 6:15pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:10pm MST

Outlander presented by Starz

Outlander presented by Starz

Run time: 60min
Directed by: Richard Clark

Cast: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Gary Lewis, Graham McTavish, Duncan Lacroix and Lotte Verbeek.

Synopsis: Based on the international best-selling novels by Diana Gabaldon, Outlander follows Claire Randall, a married WWII combat nurse who falls back in time to 1743. As the season continues, Claire and Jamie’s relationship is tested. Ruthless redcoats, volatile clan politics and a merciless witch trial force the couple to escape to a new home, only to be drawn back into Captain Randall’s darkness. Ultimately, Claire will struggle to save Jamie’s heart, as well as his soul.

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Wednesday April 1, 2015 7:10pm - 8:10pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:10pm MST

Frances Ha

Frances Ha

Directed by: Noah Baumbach
Run Time: 1:30

Cast: Greta Gerwig Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver

Synopsis: Frances lives in New York, but she doesn't really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she's not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren't really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness.

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Wednesday April 1, 2015 7:10pm - 8:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:20pm MST

Desert Dancer

Desert Dancer

Run time: 105 Minutes

Directed by: Richard Raymond;

Cast: Freida Pinto, Reece Ritchie, Tom Cullen, Nazanin Boniadi, Makram J. Khoury.

Synopsis: “Desert Dancer” follows the true, inspiring story of a brave Iranian dancer, Afshin Ghaffarian. Set in Tehran during the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election and the start of the “Green Movement,” Afshin and a group of dancers risk their lives and form an underground dance company. With what little access to the Internet they had, the group discovers music and dance videos that were banned from viewing in their country. The group learns various forms, techniques and styles of dance from timeless legends like Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Inspired by these newfound heroes, they stage their own performances and uncover a passion for dance and one another.

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Wednesday April 1, 2015 7:20pm - 9:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:10pm MST

Kill Me Three Times

Kill Me Three Times

Directed by: Kriv Stenders
Run Time: 1:30

Cast: Teresa Palmer, Simon Pegg, Sullivan Stapleton

Synopsis: A darkly comedic thriller from rising star director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog).  Simon Pegg plays the mercurial assassin, Charlie Wolfe, who discovers he isn’t the only person trying to kill the siren of a sun-drenched surfing town.  Charlie quickly finds himself at the center of three tales of murder mayhem, blackmail, and revenge.

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Wednesday April 1, 2015 9:10pm - 10:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:10pm MST

White God

White God

Directed by: Kornél Mundruczó
Run Time: 2:00:00

Cast: Zsófia PsottaSándor ZsótérLili Horváth 

Synopsis:  Thirteen-year-old Lili fights to protect her dog Hagen. She is devastated when her father eventually sets Hagen free on the streets. Still innocently believing love can conquer any difficulty, Lili sets out to find her dog and save him.

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Aditional Screenings
Tuesday, March 31st 5:00 PM



Wednesday April 1, 2015 9:10pm - 11:10pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Thursday, April 2
 

5:00pm MST

Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies

Directed by: Robert Gordon & Morgan Neville
Run Time: 90 minutes

Cast: John Lithgow, Kelsey Grammar, Dick Cavett

Synopsis:  'Best of Enemies' is a documentary about the legendary series of nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. Intended as commentary on the issues of their day, these vitriolic and explosive encounters came to define the modern era of public discourse in the media, marking the big bang moment of our contemporary media landscape when spectacle trumped content and argument replaced substance. Best of Enemies delves into the entangled biographies of these two great thinkers and luxuriates in the language and the theater of their debates, begging the question, 'What has television done to the way we discuss politics in our democracy today?'

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Tuesday, March 31st 9:10 PM



Thursday April 2, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:30pm MST

While We're Young

While We’re Young

Directed by: Noah Baumbach
Run Time: 1:35:00

Cast:  Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, and Amanda Seyfried

Synopsis: Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts are Josh and Cornelia Srebnick, happily married middle-aged members of New York's creative class.  They tried to start a family and were unable to — and have decided they’re okay with that. But as Josh labors over the umpteenth edit of his cerebral new film, it’s plain that he has hit a dry patch and that something is still missing. 

Enter Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried), a free-spirited young couple, who are spontaneous and untethered, ready to drop everything in pursuit of their next passion — retro board games one day, acquiring a pet chicken the next. For Josh, it’s as if a door has opened back to his youth — or a youth he wishes he once had. It’s not long before the restless forty-somethings, Josh and Cornelia, throw aside friends their own age — including Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz in a sly supporting role — to trail after these young hipsters who seem so plugged in, so uninhibited, so Brooklyn cool. “Before we met,” Josh admits to Jamie, “the only two feelings I had left were wistful and disdainful.” But is this new inspiration enough to sustain collaboration and friendship with a couple twenty years their junior?

While We’re Young is an openly funny cross-generational comedy of manners about aging, ambition and success, as well as a moving portrait of a marriage tested by the invading forces of youth. No film has better captured the weird, upended logic of urban sophisticates: the older ones embracing their iPads and Netflix, the young ones craving vinyl records and vintage VHS tapes.

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Thursday April 2, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Cine Capri 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054