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Thursday, October 10
 

6:00pm

Opening Night Reception
The Peoria Film Fest is proud to kick off 2019 with our Opening Night Event to benefit the Phoenix Film Foundation’s education programs. For 20 years, the Phoenix Film Foundation has been dedicated to fostering the next generation of Arizona filmmaker by focusing on the education, appreciation, and exhibition independent film in Arizona.  
Along with supporting the Foundation’s programs, you’ll enjoy some great entertainment, food and prizes!


The Peoria Film Festival’s Opening Night begins at Modern Round in the P83 Entertainment District on 83rd Ave. just south of Bell Rd. Opening night guests will be treated to Modern Round’s extensive combination of chef-inspired items as well as a new spin on some timeless dishes. Along with the great food Modern Round has to offer guests will be entertained by our opening night act.
Then, it’s a short walk to the theatre for our opening night film:THE CURRENT WAR: DIRECTOR’S CUT

This film is only available as part of our Opening Night event and tickets are not sold separately for this film.
It’s a full night of fun, fantastic filmmaking and shaping the future of Arizona


Thursday October 10, 2019 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Modern Round 8320 W Mariners Way, Peoria, AZ 85382

7:30pm

Opening Night Film: The Current War: Director's Cut
The Current War: The Director's Cut

Run Time: 110 Min

Screening Time:
Thursday, October 10th at 7:30pm

Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl)

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton, Matthew Macfadyen and Nicholas Hoult

Synopsis: Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in The Current War: Directors Cut, the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world. Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules.


Thursday October 10, 2019 7:30pm - 9:10pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 17 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382
 
Friday, October 11
 

5:00pm

The Chambermaid
The Chambermaid
 
Run Time: 105 minutes
Screening Time(s):
Friday, October 11, 5:00pm
 
Directed by Lila Avilés 
 
Cast: Gabriela Cartol, Teresa Sánchez


Synopsis: In her feature debut, theater director Lila Avilés turns the monotonous work day of Eve (Gabriela Cartol), a chambermaid at a high-end Mexico City hotel, into a beautifully observed film of rich detail. Set entirely in this alienating environment, with extended scenes taking place in the guest rooms, hallways, and cleaning facilities, this minimalist yet sumptuous movie brings to the fore Eve’s hopes, dreams, and desires. As with Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA, set in the same city, The Chambermaid salutes the invisible women caretakers who are the hard-working backbone of society.

TRAILER


Friday October 11, 2019 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 14 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

5:05pm

Shorts Collection
Shorts Collection

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, October 11 at 5:05pm
Saturday, October 12 at 5:10pm
Sunday, October 13 at 1:10pm

Rough Day, Jan 
Directed by: Phil Wilson
Synopsis: Desperate Jan tries to weasel her way out of a traffic ticket with a variety of, uh, strategies.

The Legend of Brodan 
Directed by: Dabney Jackson
Synopsis: Fate calls upon the mighty Brodan to save a village from a monster. When the villagers learn that Brodan is an idiot, mayhem ensues.

The Great Rabbit Rescue 
Directed by: Kelsey Hawkinson
Synopsis: A young girl and her friend embark on a rescue mission to save their rabbit friend from an evil Mud Monster.

A Dog’s Story 
Directed by: Jill D'Agnenica
Synopsis:  "A Dog's Story" is an absurdist short that tells the tragi-comic tale of an old dog who contemplates his bleak future after being laid off from his security job.
 
Theo’s Blues 
Directed by: Cliff Sarde
Synopsis: In an alternate world, this steampunk inspired fantasy, plays upon the emotional joy and upheaval Theo encounters on his musical journey.

The Evolved Spectrum 
Directed by: Adolpho Navarro
Synopsis: A woman manifests a protective layer to shield herself from negativity and uses it as motivation to find a hidden butterfly.

The Colorblind Artist 
Directed by: Carlo Caldana
Synopsis:  Artist Kevin Richard Brown narrates this inspiring story about his quest to overcome color-blindness and the technique he uses to paint landscapes in full colors.
 
Post-Election Works 
Directed by: Kate Haug
Synopsis: In Post-Election Works, the filmmaker reflects Trump's election and her own identity through a collage of internet imagery, activism and art work.
 
Be There 
Directed by: Stephen P. Davis
Synopsis:  Allen's Fiancé has tragically passed away and he blames himself for what happened. He struggles with guilt as his estranged half-brother Nick tries to help.
 
Kim
Directed by: Chloe Caufield
Synopsis: A frustrated runner must look to his past to recapture the joy he is lacking in his present.


Friday October 11, 2019 5:05pm - 6:35pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 15 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

7:30pm

The Cat and the Moon
The Cat and the Moon

Run Time: 115 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, October 11, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 12, 7:25pm

Directed by: Alex Wolff

Cast: Alex Wolff, Stefania LaVie Owen, Skyler Gisondo, Mike Epps

Synopsis: The Cat and the Moon centers on teenager Nick (Wolff), who comes to New York City to live temporarily with Cal (Epps), a jazz musician friend of his late father’s, while Nick’s mother is in rehab. During his time in the city, he befriends a group of kids who show him what New York has to offer.



Friday October 11, 2019 7:30pm - 9:25pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 14 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

7:35pm

Rwanda
Rwanda (subtitled)

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
October 11, 7:35pm
October 12, 9:40am

Directed by: Riccardo Salvetti

Cast: Marco Cortesi, Rosanna Sparapano, Aaron T. Maccarthy

Synopsis: Close your eyes and try to imagine. A man, a woman, and their families. The fastest and most systematic genocide in history. He is Hutu, she is Tutsi. He must kill. She must die. A fate like so many others in that bloody spring… But this time there is a slight difference: when you reopen your eyes, you are in their place and the choice is only yours now.

TRAILER

Friday October 11, 2019 7:35pm - 9:00pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 15 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382
 
Saturday, October 12
 

9:30am

When All That's Left is Love
When All That’s Left is Love
 
Run Time: 77 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, October 12, 9:30am
Sunday, October 13, 1:05pm

Directed by: Eric Gordon

Synopsis: When All That’s Left is Love is the emotionally gripping story of a wife’s determination to care for her Alzheimer’s-stricken husband in their home. With unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access, the film reveals the toll that the disease takes on families coping with Alzheimer’s, while also showcasing the power of love that sustains both patients and caregivers.

TRAILER

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Saturday October 12, 2019 9:30am - 10:50am
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 13 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

9:30am

Family Film Day at Huntington University
Bring the whole family out to the Peoria Film Festival to experience Family Film Day at Huntington University!

During this FREE event, kids of all ages will gain hands-on knowledge of filmmaking through a series of film learning stations taught by Huntington University students and faculty.

Learn about Animation and Design utilizing Huntington’s industry quality Wacom Cintiq drawing tablets. Plus, kids can create their own art with Huntington’s high-end digital pens and software.

And for those kids who dream of a career in the business, they can shoot a live talk show or an exciting movie scene in one of Huntington’s two studios. Be on-air talent, direct the scene or operate the camera – perhaps try them all!

Want to catch a movie? we will have 65 FREE tickets at Family Film Day for the Lego Batman screening taking place at noon at the Peoria Film Fest. These tickets are only available to the families coming to Family Film Day and are available on a first come, first served basis!

And did we mention? The whole thing is FREE!




Saturday October 12, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
Huntington University 8385 W Mariners Way, Peoria, AZ 85382

9:30am

Rwanda
Rwanda (subtitled)

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
October 11, 7:35pm
October 12, 9:40am

Directed by: Riccardo Salvetti

Cast: Marco Cortesi, Rosanna Sparapano, Aaron T. Maccarthy

Synopsis: Close your eyes and try to imagine. A man, a woman, and their families. The fastest and most systematic genocide in history. He is Hutu, she is Tutsi. He must kill. She must die. A fate like so many others in that bloody spring… But this time there is a slight difference: when you reopen your eyes, you are in their place and the choice is only yours now.

TRAILER


Saturday October 12, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 15 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

9:35am

Same Boat
Same Boat

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
October 12, 9:35am

Directed by: Chris Roberti

Cast: Chris Roberti, Tonya Glanz, David Bly

Synopsis: James is a time travelling assassin from the 28th century sent to 2018 to kill a woman, but when his intern gets sick and he loses his paperwork he has some time to kill, so to speak, while enjoying the cruise he accidentally falls in love with the woman he's supposed to kill. Same Boat is a film about duty, love, friendship, and how kindness is more powerful than destruction.

TRAILER


Saturday October 12, 2019 9:35am - 11:00am
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 14 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

10:00am

The Peoria Film Fest's Family Film Day at Huntington University
At this FREE event, kids of all ages will gain hands-on knowledge of filmmaking through a series of film learning stations taught by Huntington University students and faculty.


Learn about Animation and Design utilizing Huntington’s industry quality Wacom Cintiq drawing tablets. Plus, kids can create their own art with Huntington’s high-end digital pens and software.

And for those kids who dream of a career in the business, they can shoot a live talk show or an exciting movie scene in one of Huntington’s two studios. Be on-air talent, direct the scene or operate the camera – perhaps try them all!

Want to catch a movie? We will have 65 FREE tickets at Family Film Day for the Lego Batman screening taking place at noon at the Peoria Film Fest. These tickets are only available to the families coming to Family Film Day and are available on a first come, first served basis!


Saturday October 12, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am

12:00pm

The Lego Batman Movie
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

Directed By:    Chris McKay

Runtime: 90 minutes
 

Cast:
Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes

There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman (Will Arnett) wants to save the city from the Joker's (Zach Galifianakis) hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Maybe his superhero sidekick Robin (Michael Cera) and loyal butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) can show him a thing or two.

Tickets are free and available by attending The Peoria Film Fest's Family Film Day at Huntington University on Saturday, October 12th from 10 - 11:30AM.

TRAILER


Saturday October 12, 2019 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 13 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

12:05pm

Boom: A film about the Sonics
Boom: A film about the Sonics
 
Run Time: 84 minutes

Screening Time(s):
October 12, 12:05pm
October 13, 3:30PM

Directed by: Jordan Albertsen

Cast: Jerry Roslie, Andy Parypa, Larry Parypa, Bob Bennett, Rob Lind, Mike McCready, Nancy Wilson
Synopsis: 'Boom' tells the untold story of one of rock 'n' roll's wildest and most influential bands, The Sonics. The film takes a deep dive, exploring how a relatively unknown band from the Pacific Northwest became a worldwide phenomenon 50-years after their heyday, and in doing so, shaped music for decades to come.

TRAILER
OFFICIAL WEBSITE





Saturday October 12, 2019 12:05pm - 1:30pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 14 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

12:10pm

Dirty God
Dirty God

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
October 12, 12:10pm

Directed by: Sacha Polak

Cast: Vicky Knight, Eliza Brady-Girard, Rebecca Stone

Synopsis: Jade is a young mother in the prime of her life when an acid attack leaves her severely burned. While her face has been reconstructed, her beauty is lost beneath the scars. Descending a self-destructive path with relationships crumbling, Jade must take drastic action to reclaim her life.

TRAILER



Saturday October 12, 2019 12:10pm - 1:35pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 15 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

2:30pm

Dark Harbor
Dark Harbor
 
Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
October 12, 2:30pm
October 13, 10:40am

Directed by: Joe Raffa

Cast: Jessica Sipos, Sterling Hurst, Xander Berkeley, Meagen Fay, Connor Trineer, Reiko Aylesworth, Joel McHale

Synopsis: Olivia, a pregnant woman approaching her due date, returns to Maine for the funeral of her father, but while she's there her father's well kept secrets come after her.

TRAILER


Saturday October 12, 2019 2:30pm - 4:05pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 13 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

2:35pm

Cunningham
Cunningham
 
Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
October 12, 2:35pm

Directed by: Alla Kovgan

Cast: Ashley Chen, Brandon Collwes, Dylan Crossman, Julie Cunningham, Jennifer Goggans, Lindsey Jones, Cori Kresge, Daniel Madoff, Rashaun Mitchell, Marcie Munnerlyn, Silas Riener, Glen Rumse, Jamie Scott, Melissa Toogood

Synopsis: CUNNINGHAM traces Merce Cunningham’s artistic evolution over three decades of risk and discovery (1944–1972), from his early years as a struggling dancer in postwar New York to his emergence as one of the world’s most visionary choreographers. The 3D technology weaves together Cunningham's philosophies and stories, creating a visceral journey into his innovative work. A breathtaking explosion of dance, music, and never-before-seen archival material, CUNNINGHAM is a timely tribute to one of the world’s greatest modern dance artists.

TRAILER


Saturday October 12, 2019 2:35pm - 4:10pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 14 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

2:40pm

Eight out of Ten (Ocho de cada diez)
Eight out of Ten presented by CineLatino Phx (subtitles)

Run Time: 110 minutes

Screening Time(s):
October 12, 2:40pm

Director: Sergio Umansky Brener

Starring: Raúl Briones, Edward Coward, Noé Hernández

Synopsis: In a country where the State has degraded until becoming a criminal enterprise, a socially reticent worker must take the law into his own hands to avenge the murder of his young son. Amid the horrors of his own actions, he finds unexpected refuge in jarring moments of unseemly intimacy.

TRAILER


Saturday October 12, 2019 2:40pm - 4:30pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 15 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

5:00pm

My First and Last Film
My First and Last Film

Run Time: 70 minutes

Screening Time(s):
October 12, 5:00pm
October 13, 10:30am

Director: Tracey Thomas

Synopsis: Documentary filmmaker Tracey Thomas has interviewed over a dozen 60-year-olds and asked the hard hitting questions. Questions about life, love, death, and what’s next. She did this right when she hit the age of 60 herself, and was deeply contemplating what a milestone this age is. As she filmed these interviews, she also became closer with her 59-year-old filmmaker boyfriend Dennis who was also enthusiastic about exploring how different people feel about aging. But filming halted after Dennis was unexpectedly diagnosed with ALS, and passed quickly thereafter, never quite getting to the age he and Tracey were interviewing about. In this documentary, we see how Tracey tackles this project by herself while grieving the loss of Dennis, her first and last film.


Saturday October 12, 2019 5:00pm - 6:10pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 13 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

5:05pm

Song Lang
Song Lang (subtitled)

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, October 12th at 5:05pm
Sunday, October 13th at 3:40pm

Directed by: Leon Le

Cast: Issac, Liên Bỉnh Phát, Kiều Trinh, Tú Quyên, Thanh Tú, Xuân Hiệp, Thạch Kim Long, Hữu Quốc, Lệ Thi, Kim Phương, Bảo Xuyên, Cát Vy

Synopsis: Set in 1980s Saigon, well before the U.S. embargo on Vietnam was lifted in 1994, SONG LANG depicts a gritty underworld whose only source of brightness comes from the gorgeous stage productions of a local opera troupe.
A hunky, brooding debt collector forms an unlikely friendship with the charismatic lead actor of the struggling company, and their friendship, to their surprise, awakens feelings in both men.
“Song Lang” is a percussion instrument used to control tempo and phrasing in Vietnamese modern folk opera. In the Vietnamese language, it also means “two men.”
It is the perfect homonym for a nearly perfect film.

TRAILER


Saturday October 12, 2019 5:05pm - 6:50pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 14 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

5:10pm

Shorts Collection
Shorts Collection

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, October 11 at 5:05pm
Saturday, October 12 at 5:10pm
Sunday, October 13 at 1:10pm

Rough Day, Jan 
Directed by: Phil Wilson
Synopsis: Desperate Jan tries to weasel her way out of a traffic ticket with a variety of, uh, strategies.

The Legend of Brodan 
Directed by: Dabney Jackson
Synopsis: Fate calls upon the mighty Brodan to save a village from a monster. When the villagers learn that Brodan is an idiot, mayhem ensues.

The Great Rabbit Rescue 
Directed by: Kelsey Hawkinson
Synopsis: A young girl and her friend embark on a rescue mission to save their rabbit friend from an evil Mud Monster.

A Dog’s Story 
Directed by: Jill D'Agnenica
Synopsis:  "A Dog's Story" is an absurdist short that tells the tragi-comic tale of an old dog who contemplates his bleak future after being laid off from his security job.
 
Theo’s Blues 
Directed by: Cliff Sarde
Synopsis: In an alternate world, this steampunk inspired fantasy, plays upon the emotional joy and upheaval Theo encounters on his musical journey.

The Evolved Spectrum 
Directed by: Adolpho Navarro
Synopsis: A woman manifests a protective layer to shield herself from negativity and uses it as motivation to find a hidden butterfly.

The Colorblind Artist 
Directed by: Carlo Caldana
Synopsis:  Artist Kevin Richard Brown narrates this inspiring story about his quest to overcome color-blindness and the technique he uses to paint landscapes in full colors.
 
Post-Election Works 
Directed by: Kate Haug
Synopsis: In Post-Election Works, the filmmaker reflects Trump's election and her own identity through a collage of internet imagery, activism and art work.
 
Be There 
Directed by: Stephen P. Davis
Synopsis:  Allen's Fiancé has tragically passed away and he blames himself for what happened. He struggles with guilt as his estranged half-brother Nick tries to help.
 
Kim
Directed by: Chloe Caufield
Synopsis: A frustrated runner must look to his past to recapture the joy he is lacking in his present.


Saturday October 12, 2019 5:10pm - 6:40pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 15 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

7:25pm

The Cat and the Moon
The Cat and the Moon

Run Time: 115 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, October 11, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 12, 7:25pm

Directed by: Alex Wolff

Cast: Alex Wolff, Stefania LaVie Owen, Skyler Gisondo, Mike Epps

Synopsis: The Cat and the Moon centers on teenager Nick (Wolff), who comes to New York City to live temporarily with Cal (Epps), a jazz musician friend of his late father’s, while Nick’s mother is in rehab. During his time in the city, he befriends a group of kids who show him what New York has to offer.



Saturday October 12, 2019 7:25pm - 9:25pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 13 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

7:30pm

IFP/PHX Breakout Film Challenge

Saturday October 12, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 18 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

7:35pm

Queen of Hearts
Queen of Hearts (subtitled)

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
October 12, 7:35pm

Directed by: May el-Toukhy

Cast: Trine Dyrholm, Gustav Lindh, Magnus Krepper

Synopsis: Anne, a successful lawyer, lives in a beautiful modernist home with her two daughters and physician husband, Peter. Yet when Gustav, Peter's troubled teenage son from another relationship, comes to live with them, she forms an intimate bond with him that jeopardizes her perfect life. And what initially seems like a liberating move for her soon turns into a disturbing story of power, betrayal, and responsibility with devastating consequences.

TRAILER


Saturday October 12, 2019 7:35pm - 9:45pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 14 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

7:40pm

Windows on the World
Windows on the World
 
Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
October 12, 7:40pm

Directed by: Michael D. Olmos

Cast: Edward James Olmos, Ryan Guzman, Chelsea Gilligan, Richard Cabral, Julie Carmen

Synopsis:
After watching the news on 9/11 with his family, Fernando travels from Mexico to New York City to find his father, an undocumented worker at the World Trade Center's famous Windows on the World restaurant. Along the way, he finds love and befriends an eclectic group of international characters that help him restore his faith in humanity, as Fernando discovers the hard truths about his father, the melting pot of America, and the immigrant experience.


Saturday October 12, 2019 7:40pm - 9:30pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 15 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

9:00pm

Peoria Film Festival Saturday Night Afterparty
Exhausted after watching films all day? We've got you. Head on over to Headquarters -- right across the street from the theatre for some great music, drinks and the awards for the 2019 IFP/PHX Breakout Challenge. This event is free and open to the public, so what are you waiting for! Come on over and see who takes home the gold!

Saturday October 12, 2019 9:00pm - 11:59pm
Headquarters Grill Bar & Sushi 16041 N Arrowhead Fountains Ctr Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382
 
Sunday, October 13
 

10:30am

My First and Last Film
My First and Last Film

Run Time: 70 minutes

Screening Time(s):
October 12, 5:00pm
October 13, 10:30am

Director: Tracey Thomas

Synopsis: Documentary filmmaker Tracey Thomas has interviewed over a dozen 60-year-olds and asked the hard hitting questions. Questions about life, love, death, and what’s next. She did this right when she hit the age of 60 herself, and was deeply contemplating what a milestone this age is. As she filmed these interviews, she also became closer with her 59-year-old filmmaker boyfriend Dennis who was also enthusiastic about exploring how different people feel about aging. But filming halted after Dennis was unexpectedly diagnosed with ALS, and passed quickly thereafter, never quite getting to the age he and Tracey were interviewing about. In this documentary, we see how Tracey tackles this project by herself while grieving the loss of Dennis, her first and last film.




Sunday October 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:40am
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 13 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

10:35am

1275 Days
1275 Days

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, October 13, 10:35am

Directed by: Katie Green, Carlye Rubin

Synopsis: 1275 Days follows the case of Blake Layman and the Elkhart 4 in Indiana. Four teenage boys received 55 years for Felony Murder after a burglary went horribly wrong when the homeowner shot and killed one of the intruding boys. We follow this case from Blake's sentencing to his subsequent release 4 years later after his conviction is overturned by the Supreme Court of Indiana. It is an unlikely 'David and Goliath' story that not only sheds light on the juvenile justice system and this bizarre use of the Felony Murder law, but on the cost (both financial and emotional) for low income families who have a loved one incarcerated.


Sunday October 13, 2019 10:35am - 11:55am
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 14 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

10:40am

Dark Harbor
Dark Harbor
 
Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
October 12, 2:30pm
October 13, 10:40am

Directed by: Joe Raffa

Cast: Jessica Sipos, Sterling Hurst, Xander Berkeley, Meagen Fay, Connor Trineer, Reiko Aylesworth, Joel McHale

Synopsis: Olivia, a pregnant woman approaching her due date, returns to Maine for the funeral of her father, but while she's there her father's well kept secrets come after her.

TRAILER


Sunday October 13, 2019 10:40am - 12:15pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 15 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

1:00pm

Happy
Happy

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
October 13, 1:00pm

Directed by: Michael McKinley

Cast: Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman

Synopsis: Based on the life of artist Leonard Zimmerman, HAPPY is the story of one man's journey through the storm, and his desire to share the sunshine he found on the other side of it. Exploring love, loss, grief, overcoming obstacles and the incredible healing power of artistic expression, HAPPY will touch, inspire and leave you with a contagious smile.


Sunday October 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 13 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

1:05pm

When All That's Left is Love
When All That’s Left is Love
 
Run Time: 77 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, October 12, 9:30am
Sunday, October 13, 1:05pm

Directed by: Eric Gordon

Synopsis: When All That’s Left is Love is the emotionally gripping story of a wife’s determination to care for her Alzheimer’s-stricken husband in their home. With unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access, the film reveals the toll that the disease takes on families coping with Alzheimer’s, while also showcasing the power of love that sustains both patients and caregivers.

TRAILER

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Sunday October 13, 2019 1:05pm - 2:25pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 14 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

1:10pm

Shorts Collection
Shorts Collection

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, October 11 at 5:05pm
Saturday, October 12 at 5:10pm
Sunday, October 13 at 1:10pm

Rough Day, Jan 
Directed by: Phil Wilson
Synopsis: Desperate Jan tries to weasel her way out of a traffic ticket with a variety of, uh, strategies.

The Legend of Brodan 
Directed by: Dabney Jackson
Synopsis: Fate calls upon the mighty Brodan to save a village from a monster. When the villagers learn that Brodan is an idiot, mayhem ensues.

The Great Rabbit Rescue 
Directed by: Kelsey Hawkinson
Synopsis: A young girl and her friend embark on a rescue mission to save their rabbit friend from an evil Mud Monster.

A Dog’s Story 
Directed by: Jill D'Agnenica
Synopsis:  "A Dog's Story" is an absurdist short that tells the tragi-comic tale of an old dog who contemplates his bleak future after being laid off from his security job.
 
Theo’s Blues 
Directed by: Cliff Sarde
Synopsis: In an alternate world, this steampunk inspired fantasy, plays upon the emotional joy and upheaval Theo encounters on his musical journey.

The Evolved Spectrum 
Directed by: Adolpho Navarro
Synopsis: A woman manifests a protective layer to shield herself from negativity and uses it as motivation to find a hidden butterfly.

The Colorblind Artist 
Directed by: Carlo Caldana
Synopsis:  Artist Kevin Richard Brown narrates this inspiring story about his quest to overcome color-blindness and the technique he uses to paint landscapes in full colors.
 
Post-Election Works 
Directed by: Kate Haug
Synopsis: In Post-Election Works, the filmmaker reflects Trump's election and her own identity through a collage of internet imagery, activism and art work.
 
Be There 
Directed by: Stephen P. Davis
Synopsis:  Allen's Fiancé has tragically passed away and he blames himself for what happened. He struggles with guilt as his estranged half-brother Nick tries to help.
 
Kim
Directed by: Chloe Caufield
Synopsis: A frustrated runner must look to his past to recapture the joy he is lacking in his present.


Sunday October 13, 2019 1:10pm - 2:40pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 15 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

3:30pm

Boom: A film about the Sonics
Boom: A film about the Sonics
 
Run Time: 84 minutes

Screening Time(s):
October 12, 12:05pm
October 13, 3:30PM

Directed by: Jordan Albertsen

Cast: Jerry Roslie, Andy Parypa, Larry Parypa, Bob Bennett, Rob Lind, Mike McCready, Nancy Wilson

Synopsis: 'Boom' tells the untold story of one of rock 'n' roll's wildest and most influential bands, The Sonics. The film takes a deep dive, exploring how a relatively unknown band from the Pacific Northwest became a worldwide phenomenon 50-years after their heyday, and in doing so, shaped music for decades to come.

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Sunday October 13, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 13 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

3:35pm

Midnight Family
Midnight Family presented by CineLatino Phx (subtitles)
 
Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
October 13, 3:35pm

Directed by: Luke Lorentzen

Key Cast: Juan Ochoa, Fer Ochoa, Josué Ochoa, Manuel Hernández

Synopsis: In Mexico City, the government operates fewer than 45 emergency ambulances for a population of 9 million. This has spawned an underground industry of for-profit ambulances
often run by people with little or no training or certification. An exception in this ethically
fraught, cutthroat industry, the Ochoa family struggles to keep their financial needs from
jeopardizing the people in their care. When a crackdown by corrupt police pushes the family into greater hardship, they face increasing moral dilemmas even as they continue providing essential emergency medical services.

This film is presented in Spanish with English Subtitles

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Sunday October 13, 2019 3:35pm - 5:05pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 14 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

3:40pm

Song Lang
Song Lang (subtitled)

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, October 12th at 5:05pm
Sunday, October 13th at 3:40pm

Directed by: Leon Le

Cast: Issac, Liên Bỉnh Phát, Kiều Trinh, Tú Quyên, Thanh Tú, Xuân Hiệp, Thạch Kim Long, Hữu Quốc, Lệ Thi, Kim Phương, Bảo Xuyên, Cát Vy

Synopsis: Set in 1980s Saigon, well before the U.S. embargo on Vietnam was lifted in 1994, SONG LANG depicts a gritty underworld whose only source of brightness comes from the gorgeous stage productions of a local opera troupe.
A hunky, brooding debt collector forms an unlikely friendship with the charismatic lead actor of the struggling company, and their friendship, to their surprise, awakens feelings in both men.
“Song Lang” is a percussion instrument used to control tempo and phrasing in Vietnamese modern folk opera. In the Vietnamese language, it also means “two men.”
It is the perfect homonym for a nearly perfect film.

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Sunday October 13, 2019 3:40pm - 5:25pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 15 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

6:15pm

The Kill Team
The Kill Team
 
Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, October 13, 6:15pm

Directed by: Dan Krauss

Cast: Nat Wolff, Alexander Skarsgård, Adam Long, Jonathan Whitesell, Brian “Sene” Marc, Rob Morrow

Synopsis: From writer-director Dan Krauss, and based on the same events that inspired his award-winning 2013 documentary of the same name, The Kill Team is an urgent and explosive recounting of one of the darkest incidents in the not-so-distant history of American military exploits. When Andrew Briggman (Nat Wolff), a young soldier in the US invasion of Afghanistan, witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic leader, Sergeant Deeks (Alexander Skarsgård), he considers reporting them to higher-ups — but the heavily-armed, increasingly violent platoon becomes suspicious that someone in their ranks has turned on them, and Andrew begins to fear that he’ll be the next target.

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Sunday October 13, 2019 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre 17 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382