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Thursday, August 12
 

7:30pm MST

Opening Night Event: CODA
CODA

Run Time: 120 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Directed by: Siân Heder

Cast: Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin, Eugenio Derbez, Troy Kotsur, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Daniel Durant, Amy Forsyth, Kevin Chapman

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones) is the sole hearing member of a deaf family – a CODA, child of deaf adults. Her life revolves around acting as interpreter for her parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and working on the family's struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant). But when Ruby joins her high school’s choir club, she discovers a gift for singing and soon finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). Encouraged by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez) to apply to a prestigious music school, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams.

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Following the screening, please stay for an interview with Arizona native and actor Troy Kotsur.

Personal closed captioning devices are available at Harkins’ Customer Services desk located in the front lobby.






Thursday August 12, 2021 7:30pm - 10:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Cine Capri - Theatre 14 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Friday, August 13
 

9:00am MST

Fires in the Dark
Fires in the Dark (Subtitled)

Country of Origin: France

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 9:00am
Saturday, Aug 14 at 11:35am
Sunday, Aug 15 at 4:45pm
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 11:50am

Directed by: Lienhard Dominique

Cast: Igor Van Dessel, Ana Girardot, Jérémie Elkaïm, Tom Rivoire, Louna Espinosa, Virgil Amadeï, Manon Chammah, Ophélie Bau

Synopsis: Seventeenth century. Set in a small village, nestled between the sea and the mountain, the father of Alan, a young fifteen-year-old boy, has sold himself for two years to indentured service. Alan is forced to take the place of his father and struggles to support his family.

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Friday August 13, 2021 9:00am - 10:35am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:05am MST

Try Harder!
Try Harder!

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 9:05am    
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 11:45am

Directed by: Debbie Lum

Cast: Alvan Cai, Shea Fairchild, Rachael Schmidt, Ian Wang, Sophia Wu

Synopsis: San Francisco’s Lowell High, one of the best public schools in the country, draws high achievers--nearly 70% Asian Americans--from across the city into a fiercely competitive universe. The camera follows seniors through the hallways and into classrooms as the pressure intensifies to impress admissions officers at elite universities with their report cards, test scores, and overall awesomeness. The students proudly own their identity as nerds and tell their stories with candor and humor despite the stress. Will they achieve their dreams? What happens if they fail?

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Friday August 13, 2021 9:05am - 10:30am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:10am MST

Sci-Fi Shorts A
Sci-Fi Shorts A

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
 Friday, Aug 13 at 9:10am
Friday, Aug 20 at 4:55pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 10:10pm

Girl and Robot
Directed by: Joe Loftus
Synopsis: A Girl meets a Robot while fleeing across a desert. They must work together if they hope to survive.
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The Cage
Directed by: Hengrui Zhang
Synopsis:  The artificial intelligence assistant is trying to complete the painting so that she can help her poor master.

Remembrance
Directed by: Shane Joseph Willis
Synopsis:  A cyber thief who downloads memories and information is cornered by a woman who wants information of her own.
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Space Case
Directed by: Zachary T. Scott
Synopsis: Can Bobbi Almond, a social outcast escape her small town? Or will she be forced down a road of conformity?
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Sundown Trail
Directed by: Luke Guidici
Synopsis: In a post-apocalyptic world, a timid boy must learn to trust a bandit in order to save his dying father.
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33 Floors
Directed by: Chris Austen
Synopsis: A woman becomes trapped inside an elevator and begins questioning whether this advanced technology has a mind of its own.
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The Prospector
Directed by: Wade Chitwood
Synopsis:  An asteroid prospector seeks his fortune and looks at his soul to decide what he is willing to sacrifice.
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Friday August 13, 2021 9:10am - 10:40am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:15am MST

College Shorts
College Shorts

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, Aug 13 at 9:15am
Saturday, Aug 21 at 7:25pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 9:05am

Cornered Rat
Columbia University
Directed by: Dong-Ren Hong
Synopsis: Being bullied at school, a 13-year-old boy flees the city to find his single father in a small country town.
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Rocket (Subtitled)
University of Brazilia
Directed by: Pedro Henrique Chaves
Synopsis: The rocket enchants a father and son who played in the same place and keep secrets never revealed.
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Iris
University of Arizona
Directed by: Zach Lovvorn
Synopsis: A rebellious user attempts to rid himself of a suspicious eyeball companion that is now commonplace in society.
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Le Prince Oublié
Chapman University
Directed by: Chloe Aguirre
Synopsis: A con-artist is faced with the decision on whether or not to preserve the legacy of cinema and its inventor.

The Bright Side of Things
American Film Institute
Directed by: Andrew Pollack
Synopsis: After his wife leaves him, a down and out man searches for answers to help improve his life.
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Guide On
American Film Institute Conservatory
Directed by: Paige Compton
Synopsis: Basic combat training day one, a recruit stands out as she fights to be the first female guidon bearer.
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Friday August 13, 2021 9:15am - 10:30am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:20am MST

Ask No Questions
Ask No Questions
Best World Cinema Documentary 2020 Phoenix Film Festival Copper Wing Award

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 9:20am
Sunday, Aug 15 at 5:05pm

Directed by: Jason Loftus

Cast: Chen Ruichang, Lisa Weaver, Tony Bai, Shi Jian, Karen Parker

Synopsis: When Chinese state television blames his faith for a fiery public suicide, Chen Ruichang is detained in a Clockwork Orange-style brainwashing facility, forced to accept the government’s account. But Chen says it was a government plot. A CNN reporter who smuggled out footage of the event helps untangle an intricate conspiracy, as authorities pressure the filmmaker’s family and business associates.




Friday August 13, 2021 9:20am - 10:45am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:25am MST

Give Or Take
Give or Take

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 13 at 9:25am
Sunday, August 15 at 7:40pm

Directed by: Paul Riccio

Cast: Norbert Leo Butz, Jamie Effros, Joanne Tucker, Louis Cancelmi, Jaden Waldman, Annapurna Sriram, Cheri Oteri

Synopsis: A man’s estranged father unexpectedly dies, so he goes home to Cape Cod and prepares the house for sale while sharing it with his father’s temperamental live-in boyfriend. Grieving, they circle each other, butt heads, and negotiate how to remember the different man they both loved, and the significance of what he left behind.


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Friday August 13, 2021 9:25am - 11:00am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:30am MST

Queen of the Andes
Queen of the Andes

Country of Origin: Canada

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 9:30am
Saturday, Aug 14 at 4:45pm 
Sunday, Aug 15 at 2:10pm 
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 9:15am -

Directed by: Jillian Acreman

Cast: Bhreagh MacNeil, Hailey Chown, Cassidy Ingersoll

Synopsis: Pillar has been drafted against her will on a one-way tour to colonize Mars. These are her last days on earth.

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Friday August 13, 2021 9:30am - 11:10am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:35am MST

How to Stop a Recurring Dream
How To Stop A Recurring Dream

Country of Origin: UK

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 11:35am
Saturday, Aug 14 at 9:00am
Sunday, Aug 15 at 7:25pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 9:15am

Directed by: Edward Morris

Cast: Ruby Barker, Lily Rose Aslandogdu, Miranda Nolan, Jamie Michie, Andre Flynn, Adam Hugill

Synopsis: Exploring themes of separation and loss, this dreamy trip takes place over a weekend in the lives of two sisters. An imminent family separation forces the oldest daughter to kidnap her sister in an attempt to reconnect before they part.

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Friday August 13, 2021 11:35am - 1:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:40am MST

Ludi
Ludi

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 11:40am
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 4:55pm

Directed by: Edson Jean

Cast: Shein Mompremier, Alan Myles Heyman, Madelin Marchant, Success St. Fleur Jr., Plus Pierre, Kerline “Kae” Alce

Synopsis: Ludi, a hardworking and exhausted nurse, battles coworkers, clients and one impatient bus driver to learn her self worth as she chases the American Dream in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood.



Friday August 13, 2021 11:40am - 1:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:45am MST

Paradox Lost
Paradox Lost

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 11:45am
Friday, Aug 20 at 9:10am
Saturday, Aug 21 at 2:20pm 

Directed by: Dennis Curlett

Cast: Danny Cymbal, Clarissa Thibeaux, Sydney Steinberg, Steven Strobel

Synopsis: A genre bending love story about time travel, the end of the world and long form improvisational comedy.
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Friday August 13, 2021 11:45am - 1:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:50am MST

Documentary Shorts A
Documentary Shorts A

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, Aug 13 at 11:50am
Thu, Aug 19 at 5:05pm
Sat, Aug 21 at 2:10pm

RISE
Director: Hannah Byrd
Synopsis:  A previously homeless man takes a ride through his past to understand the present and how it affects his future.
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ReBuilding Butte
Director: Amanda Lipp
Synopsis:  The heartfelt story of a tiny home building project for survivors of one of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires.
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The Bears on Pine Ridge
Director: Noel Bass
Synopsis: A story of hope and Native American youth resiliency, during a State of Emergency crisis on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
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Friday August 13, 2021 11:50am - 1:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:55am MST

Planet George
Planet George
2020 Donor’s Choice Winner - Showcase Feature

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Friday, Aug 13 at 11:55am
Saturday, Aug 14 at 12:00pm

Directed by: Cari Frederick

Cast: Eric-Lee Olsen, Shana Eva, Robert Sherry, and Thomas Pantera

Synopsis: Laugh along with George, a trustworthy doorman fed up with a rash of low-level crimes in the luxury condo complex where he works and lives. With pleas for help going unanswered, by management, George enlists the help of his goofy childhood friend and the pretty girl next door. The mission: solve the mystery of break-ins and reinvent his lackluster life.



Friday August 13, 2021 11:55am - 1:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:00pm MST

The Donut Dollies
The Donut Dollies

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Friday, Aug 13 at 12:00pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 9:20am
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 9:20am

Directed by: Norm Anderson

Cast: Dorset Hoogland Anderson, Mary Blanchard Bowe

Synopsis: In 1968, two best friends flew into a war zone wearing powder blue dresses. They were Red Cross Donut Dollies. Their mission was to cheer up battle-worn GIs on the frontlines of the Vietnam War. 46 years later, they reunite in Vietnam and share their stories for the first time.
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Friday August 13, 2021 12:00pm - 1:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:05pm MST

200 Meters
200 Meters (Subtitled)

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 12:05pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 4:25pm

Directed by: Ameen Nayfeh

Cast: Anna Unterberger, Lana Zreik, Motaz Malhees

Synopsis: Mustafa and his wife Salwa live 200 meters apart in villages separated by the Israeli border wall. One day he gets a call every parent dreads: his son has been injured in an accident. Rushing to cross the Israeli checkpoint, Mustafa is denied on a technicality. But a father’s love won’t give up and he will do anything to reach his son. A 200 meter distance becomes a 200 kilometer odyssey, as Mustafa, left with no choice, attempts to smuggle himself to the other side of the wall.

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Friday August 13, 2021 12:05pm - 1:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:10pm MST

The Teacher
The Teacher (Muallim) (Subtitled)

Country of Origin: Turkey

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 2:10pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 2:10pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 9:30am
Monday, Aug 16 at 11:50am

Directed by: Muslim Sahin

Cast: Melih Selcuk, Sevtap Ozaltun, Ruhi Sari, Halit Karaata, Levent Sulun, Uğur Arslanoglu, Yigit Celebi

Synopsis: Ali, who was sent to France by the state for engineering education and returned as alienated to his identity, is arrested and exiled as a teacher to a town where he has to face all the values he despises, and the Reji that confiscates townspeople's only means of subsistence tobacco.

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Friday August 13, 2021 2:10pm - 3:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:15pm MST

The Last Out
The Last Out (Subtitled)

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 2:15pm    
Thursday, Aug 19 at 10:10pm

Directed by: Sami Khan

Cast: Happy Oliveros, Carlos O. González, and Victor Baró

Synopsis: Three young Cuban baseball players leave their families and risk exile to train in Central America and chase their dreams of playing in the Major Leagues. Filmed over more than four years, THE LAST OUT tells the very human story of people caught between countries who want nothing more than to make a better life for their families.




Friday August 13, 2021 2:15pm - 3:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:20pm MST

The Stairs
The Stairs

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Fri - 8/13 at 2:20pm
Fri - 8/20 at 9:15am 
Sun - 8/22 at 2:20pm

Directed by: Peter "Drago" Tiemann

Cast: John Schneider, Kathleen Quinlan, Adam Korson, Brent Bailey, Stacey Oristano, Josh Crotty, Tyra Colar, Russell Hodgkinson, Trin Miller

Synopsis: What started as a week-long adventure with friends quickly turns into a fight for survival. in 1997, a young boy disappears while out hunting with his grandfather. Twenty years later, a group of hikers set off, deep into the same stretch of wilderness where they stumble upon The Stairs.

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Friday August 13, 2021 2:20pm - 3:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:25pm MST

Live Action Shorts A
Live Action Shorts A

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, Aug 13 at 2:25pm 
Friday, Aug 20 at 9:05am 
Sunday, Aug 22 at 1:50pm 

Prime of Your Life
Directed by: Craig Tovey
Synopsis: An actress who's trying to make it in Hollywood is stripped of an opportunity and breaks down in epic fashion.
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The Book of Ruth
Directed by: Becca Roth
Synopsis: A Passover visit to grandma's house reveals a huge family secret.

The Gift
Directed by: Jacintha Charles
Synopsis: A girl with uncommonly large ears is bullied at school, but finds solace in her friendship with a crow.
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How To End A Conversation
Directed by: Gregory Kasunich
Synopsis: A heartbroken man enlists a therapist to help him lift the weight of his past relationship off his shoulders... literally.
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Hello From Taiwan
Directed by: Tiffany Frances
Synopsis: A Taiwanese American family struggles to reunite across language and cultural barriers in the late 1980s, from a child’s perspective.
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Alina
Directed by: Rami Kodeih
Synopsis: As Nazis invade their home, a gang of women risks everything to smuggle their friend's baby to safety.


Friday August 13, 2021 2:25pm - 3:50pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

After the Murder of Albert Lima
After The Murder Of Albert Lima

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Friday, Aug 13 at 2:30pm    
Saturday, Aug 14 at 9:25am

Directed by: Aengus James

Cast: Paul Lima, Art Torres, Zora Colakovic, Cindy Crim, Judy Lima, Kent Crim

Synopsis: After 13 years of legal impasse fails to bring his father’s killer to justice, Paul Lima decides to take matters into his own hands. With two bounty hunters in tow, he heads to Honduras to capture his father’s killer. There, local government corruption and a promise of violence from the killer threaten to undermine Paul’s quest for justice.


Friday August 13, 2021 2:30pm - 4:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:35pm MST

Max Winslow and the House of Secrets
Max Winslow and the House of Secrets
2020 Donor’s Choice Winner - Competition Feature

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Friday, Aug 13 at 2:35pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 9:25am

Directed by: Sean Olson

Cast: Chad Michael Murray, Sydne Mikelle, Tanner Buchanan, Emery Kelly, Jason Genao, Jade Chynoweth, Marina Sirtis

Synopsis: Five teens are chosen by an eccentric billionaire to compete in a game to win his mansion. The night takes a dark turn when they become trapped and are forced to face off against an evil AI entity who controls everything in the house, including their fate.


Friday August 13, 2021 2:35pm - 4:15pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:40pm MST

Ribblehead
Ribblehead

Country of Origin: UK

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 2:40pm 
Saturday, Aug 14 at 7:25pm 
Sunday, Aug 15 at 11:35am
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 9:15am

Directed by: Tom Young

Cast: Gareth Bennett-Ryan, Christy Sullivan

Synopsis: Mark Smithson, a formerly successful writer, is struggling with his second book. When a family connection leads him to investigate a local landmark, his writer's block is lifted. But soon he is drawn into a world of terrifying creativity that will endanger his sanity and his marriage.
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Friday August 13, 2021 2:40pm - 4:10pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:45pm MST

Sweethearts
Sweethearts (Subtitled)

Country of Origin: Czech Republic

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 4:45pm 
Saturday, Aug 14 at 2:40pm 
Sunday, Aug 15 at 12:05pm 
Monday, Aug 16 at 9:15am 

Directed by: Rudolf Havlík

Cast: Ondřej Vetchý, Jana Plodková, Lenka Vlasáková, Marek Taclík, Barbora Poláková, Táňa Pauhofová, Denisa Biskupová, Rostislav Novák ml., Jiří Langmajer, Oskar Hes, Brigita Cmuntová, Kristýna Podzimková

Synopsis: We are all connected and each and every one of us is playing small and also a big role in this world. This film tells us the story of several women, each of them has different dreams, different desires, and various problems.
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Friday August 13, 2021 4:45pm - 6:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:50pm MST

Fruits of Labor
Fruits of Labor

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 4:50pm
Monday, Aug 16 at 11:55am

Directed by: Emily Cohen Ibañez

Synopsis: Ashley Solis is a high school senior who must divide her time between school and supporting her family as a second-generation Mexican American. Located in a California working class town, the harshness of agricultural labor in the strawberry fields shares a stark contrast with the beautiful nature and relationship to her spiritual ancestral upbringing. Director Emily Cohen Ibáñez documents Ashley’s life guided by the spirit world through her hardships and joys in modern America.


Friday August 13, 2021 4:50pm - 6:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:55pm MST

LatinX Shorts
Latinx Shorts

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, Aug 13 at 4:55pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 7:40pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 5:05pm

At Last
Directed by: Lorena Gordon
Synopsis: A timid high school girl reveals her truth during the most important night of the year.
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Águilas (Subtitled)
Directed by: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Maite Zubiaurre
Synopsis: Águilas follows the Aguilas del Desierto volunteers as they search along the southern border of Arizona to recover missing loved ones.
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Dreamer
Directed by: Vergi Rodriguez
Synopsis: Lily Cruz is a Dreamer on a medical mission. Upon returning to the USA, a TSA agent isn’t so welcoming.

Tesoro
Directed by: Roxanna Denise Stevens Ibarra
Synopsis: Riding through South Tucson and time, an older man revisits his youth in preparation to sell his car -- his Tesoro.

The Forgotten Place
Directed by: Oscar Rene Lozoya
Synopsis: Eric has always wanted a best friend, today might be his lucky day.

Breaking Through
Directed by: Kira Kalush
Synopsis: A woman gets stuck in a bathroom and it kinda, sorta changes her life, actually.

BFFS
Directed by: Elia Urquiza
Synopsis: On the last day of their last summer together, BFFs Paloma and Luz set on a road trip to college.


Friday August 13, 2021 4:55pm - 6:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:00pm MST

World Cinema Shorts
World Cinema Shorts

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, Aug 13 at 5:00pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 4:55pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 9:00am

The Scapegoat (Subtitled)
India
Directed by: Tathagata Ghosh
Synopsis: A woman in rural Bengal must stand up against the hate politics to prevent the bigots from causing more atrocities.
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Standing Woman
UK
Directed by: Tony Hipwell
Synopsis: Wrestling with the recent ‘planting’ of his wife, Tom embarks on an emotional journey to say a final goodbye.
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Betur sjá augu (See No Evil) (Subtitled)
Iceland
Directed by: Peter Callow, Sesselía Ólafs
Synopsis: Betur sjá augu (See No Evil) is a family-friendly short film about isolated individuals yearning for human contact and connection.

My Other Suit is Human
Ireland
Directed by: Andrew Paul Montague
Synopsis: A young couple, grieving the loss of their son, hit a difficult point in their relationship as they both struggle to cope.
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Dandelion
New Zealand
Directed by: Jane Ballentyne
Synopsis: A woman struggles to connect with her withdrawn husband when a familiar dark cloud settles in for their journey home.
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Friday August 13, 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:05pm MST

Teenage Badass
Teenage Badass
Best Arizona Feature 2020 Phoenix Film Festival Copper Wing Award

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Friday, Aug 13 at 5:05pm    
Sunday, Aug 15 at 11:55am

Directed by: Grant McCord

Cast: Mcabe Gregg, Evan Ultra, Madelyn Deutch, Dillon Lane, Elsie Hewitt, Karsen Liotta, Julie Ann Emery, Kevin Corrigan, James Paxton, Jim Adkins

Synopsis: Set in 2006, Teenage Badass follows a band that scores a shot to play on the local news. But as all of their dreams start to become a reality, the band's egocentric singer/songwriter threatens to make them lose everything.


Friday August 13, 2021 5:05pm - 6:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm MST

The Immortal Jellyfish
The Immortal Jellyfish
Best Acting Ensemble 2020 Phoenix Film Festival Copper Wing Award

Run Time: 130 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug, 13 at 5:10pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 5:10pm

Directed by: Dusty Bias

Cast: Whitmer Thomas, Rosalyn Coleman, Robert Longstreet, William Zielinski, Cullen Moss, Esme Hill

Synopsis: THE IMMORTAL JELLYFISH is a dark comedy about an off-the-grid oddball who calls a nurse hotline for help with his nasty "fire piss" problem. When a dying man washes ashore near Denny's trailer, he and nurse Linda become madcap partners in crime-solving.


Friday August 13, 2021 5:10pm - 7:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:15pm MST

When I'm Done Dying
When I'm Done Dying (Subtitled)

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 5:15pm
Monday, Aug 16 at 5:05pm
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 2:25pm

Directed by: Nisan Dag

Cast: Oktay Çubuk, Hayal Köseoglu, Ushan Çakir

Synopsis: In Istanbul, an aspiring rapper falls hard for an affluent DJ and engages in a relationship that soon becomes toxic. When I’m Done Dying is an emotional rollercoaster into the lives of Istanbul’s youth, steeped in edgy rap composed by one of the most acclaimed beatmakers and rappers in Turkey, Da Poet.

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Friday August 13, 2021 5:15pm - 6:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:25pm MST

Puppy Love
Puppy Love

Country of Origin: Canada

Run Time: 110 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 13, at 7:25pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 12:05pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 9:00am
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 11:50am

Directed by: Michael Maxxis

Cast: Hopper Jack Penn, Paz De La Huerta, Cowboy Cerrone, Mickey Avalon, Michael Madsen, Wayne Newton and Rosanna Arquette

Synopsis: The true story of a prophetic young dishwasher with brain-damage and a homeless prostitute who are brought together through obscene circumstances and embark on a perverse, yet strangely beautiful journey through the gutter.


Friday August 13, 2021 7:25pm - 9:15pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:30pm MST

Centerpiece Film - Jump, Darling
Jump, Darling

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Friday, Aug 13 at 7:30pm

Directed by: Phil Connell

Cast: Cloris Leachman, Thomas Duplessie, Linda Kash, Andrew Bushell, Sheldon Mcintosh “Tynomi Banks”, Mark Caven

Synopsis: Half-prepped before a dressing room mirror in the back of a bustling city gay bar, Russell, an actor turned drag queen, struggling to find his voice, is given a wrenching ultimatum. Overcome by indecision, he escapes to his grandmother’s house in the country. There he finds sardonic Margaret in steep decline. In a perfect, if precarious, solution for both of them, he moves in to protect her from her greatest fear—the local nursing home. Featuring the brilliant Cloris Leachman in her final starring role before her death in 2021.

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Friday August 13, 2021 7:30pm - 9:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

Women is Losers
Women is Losers

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 7:35pm 
Saturday, Aug 14 at 2:30pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 5:00pm 
Sunday,  Aug 22 at 11:40pm

Directed by: Lissette Feliciano

Cast: Lorenza Izzo, Bryan Craig, Chrissie Fit, Simu Liu, Liza Weil, Steven Bauer, Cranston Johnson, Alejandra Miranda, Lincoln Bonilla, Shalim Ortiz, Alessandra Toressani, Ivana De Maria

Synopsis: In 1960’s San Francisco, a once-promising catholic school girl, Celina Guerrera (Lorenza Izzo), sets out to rise above the oppression of poverty and invest in a future for herself that sets new precedents for the time. Inspired by real women and the Janis Joplin song of the same title.

Trailer


Friday August 13, 2021 7:35pm - 9:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:40pm MST

P.S. Burn This Letter Please
P.S. Burn This Letter Please

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 7:40pm
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 5:00pm

Directed by: Michael Seligman, Jennifer Tiexiera

Synopsis: A box of letters, held in secret for nearly 60 years, ignites a 5-year exploration into a part of LGBT history that has never been told. The letters, written in the 1950s by a group of New York City drag queens, open a window into a forgotten world where being yourself meant breaking the law and where the penalties for “masquerading” as a woman were swift and severe.

Trailer


Friday August 13, 2021 7:40pm - 9:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:40pm MST

Man of God
Man of God

Country of Origin: Greece

Run Time: 110 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 7:40pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 9:30am
Sunday, Aug 15 at 2:40pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 11:50am

Directed by: Yelena Popovic

Cast: Aris Servetalis, Alexander Petrov, Mickey Rourke

Synopsis: Exiled unjustly, convicted without trial, slandered without cause. Man of God depicts the trials and tribulations of Saint Nektarios of Aegina, as he bears the unjust hatred of his enemies while preaching the Word of God.

TRAILER


Friday August 13, 2021 7:40pm - 9:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:55pm MST

The Mass Shooting Monologues
The Mass Shooting Monologues
Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 7:55pm
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 4:50pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 4:45pm

Directed by: Brian Ronalds

Cast: Vai Patri, Leif Ronalds, Tom Malloy, Kee Chan, Brennan Murray, Paige Palermo, Alaina Gianci, Elijah Gale, Leah Hingorani, Susan Sindelar, Michael Sean Corbett, Jessica Carlin, Parker Stewart

Synopsis: Centers on a high school mass shooting stemming from bullying.

Trailer


Friday August 13, 2021 7:55pm - 9:15pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

8:00pm MST

Blood Conscious
Blood Conscious

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 8:00pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 8:00pm

Directed by: Timothy Covell

Cast: Oghenero Gbaje, DeShawn White, Lenny Thomas, Nick Damici

Synopsis: Kevin, his older sister, Brittney, and her fiancé, Tony, arrive at their parents' lakeside cabin expecting a leisurely weekend getaway. But their holiday turns into a trip from hell as they enter the scene of a mass shooting where their parents and neighbors all lie dead. Terror strikes when they discover the shotgun-wielding murderer, fresh off a night spent battling demons... or so he claims. As unexpected and traumatic events continue to unfold, the family must find a way to survive the night without turning on each other, or becoming possessed.

TRAILER


Friday August 13, 2021 8:00pm - 9:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

8:00pm MST

Industry Night
Grab some old friends, meet some new friends, and find your new favorite place to network! No cover charge or movie ticket required. Enjoy some signature drinks while exchanging business cards. It’s the perfect opportunity to discuss your upcoming projects or chat about what you’re looking forward to most at the festival!

This event is FREE and open to the public!



Friday August 13, 2021 8:00pm - 11:59pm MST
Cien Agaves North Scottsdale 7000 E Mayo Blvd #1072 Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:05pm MST

Danni and the Vampire
Danni and the Vampire

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 13 at 10:05pm
Wednesday, August 18 at 7:35pm

Directed by: Max Werkmeister

Cast: Alexandra Landau, Henry Kiely, Caron Clancey, Scott Vermeire, Lew Hopson, Megan Therese Rippey, Autumn Harrison, Derek Ocampo, Maria Olsen, Lauren Reeder

Synopsis: Danni and The Vampire is a western-influenced supernatural indie romantic dark comedy about a madcap drifter named Danni who tries to reignite a special feeling from her past by helping a vampire named Remy achieve his dreams.

TRAILER




Friday August 13, 2021 10:05pm - 11:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:15pm MST

Broadcast Signal Intrusion
Broadcast Signal Intrusion

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 10:15pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 7:45pm

Directed by: Jacob Gentry

Cast: Harry Shum Jr., Kelley Mack, Justin Welborn, Chris Sullivan

Synopsis: For three years, James (Harry Shum Jr.) has been haunted by his wife’s sudden and inexplicable disappearance. His best distraction is work—specifically, archiving old videos. While watching decade-aged TV news footage one night, he sees a video interference that’s deeply disturbing. And it’s not the only interference he’ll see. As his obsession over these strange clips increases, and he submerges himself into their mysteries, James discovers troubling connections to his missing wife. Which will these broadcast intrusions bring him, though: long-desired answers or a never-ending nightmare?



Friday August 13, 2021 10:15pm - 11:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:15pm MST

Parallel Minds
Parallel Minds

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 10:15pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 10:15pm

Directed by: Benjamin Ross Hayden

Cast: Greg Bryk, Tommie-Amber Pirie, Michelle Thrush

Synopsis: In the near future, technology firm Red-Eye is on the verge of developing a revolutionary contact lens that records human sight to replicate memories. The device uses an artificially engineered intelligence known as U.R.M.
When the company's lead researcher is strangely murdered at the time of the technology's release, Thomas Elliot (Greg Bryk), an old-fashioned police detective investigates with intrepid researcher Margo Elson (Tommie Amber Pirie) who are drawn into searching deeper to apprehend the illusive digital shapeshifter.
Both soon are terrifyingly threatened by memories of their past the deeper they continue to seek in uncovering what this dangerous artificial intelligence is trying to consume.

TRAILER



Friday August 13, 2021 10:15pm - 11:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:20pm MST

Horror Shorts A
Horror Shorts A

Run Time: 75 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, Aug 13 at 10:20pm
Friday, August 20 at 11:45am
Sunday, Aug 22 at 11:45am

Crock Pot  
Directed by: Ty Jones
Synopsis: A couple argues about a Thanksgiving visit coming up, but terror intercedes with the arrival of a malevolent intruder.

Koreatown Ghost Story
Directed by: Minsun Park & Teddy Tenenbaum
Synopsis: A woman entertains a macabre offer that would let her pursue her dreams, for better or for much much worse.
Trailer

Face Mask
Directed by: Daniel Allen & Adam Huber
Synopsis: In the middle of a pandemic, an uncomfortable encounter between a man and his strange neighbor quickly becomes tense.
Trailer

The Relic
Directed by: J.M. Logan
Synopsis: Adventurers in search of a mythological object discover the legend foretelling the end of the universe could actually be true.
Trailer

Squeal
Directed by: Gavin Michael Booth, Peter Holden
Synopsis: Three women take justice into their own hands to punish a man who has serially abused women.
Trailer

Cutter
Directed by: Dan Repp and Lindsay Young
Synopsis: A teenage cutter and her overbearing mother are haunted by a ghost who seeks to keep them at odds.


Friday August 13, 2021 10:20pm - 11:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Saturday, August 14
 

8:00am MST

Coffee With Mitch
Join the Phoenix Film Festival’s resident film critic, Jeff Mitchell, as he gives you a peek behind the curtain at the 2021 Phoenix Film Festival. Find out which films everyone is talking about. Get some insider information about the must see Festival movies. Meet some of the filmmakers behind the films and ask all of your burning film questions.

This event is FREE and open to the public!



Saturday August 14, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am MST
LivGenerations Mayo Showroom 7000 E. Mayo Blvd, Suite 1108 Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:00am MST

How to Stop a Recurring Dream
How To Stop A Recurring Dream

Country of Origin: UK

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 11:35am
Saturday, Aug 14 at 9:00am
Sunday, Aug 15 at 7:25pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 9:15am

Directed by: Edward Morris

Cast: Ruby Barker, Lily Rose Aslandogdu, Miranda Nolan, Jamie Michie, Andre Flynn, Adam Hugill

Synopsis: Exploring themes of separation and loss, this dreamy trip takes place over a weekend in the lives of two sisters. An imminent family separation forces the oldest daughter to kidnap her sister in an attempt to reconnect before they part.

Trailer


Saturday August 14, 2021 9:00am - 10:25am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:05am MST

Phoenix Film Festival Summer Camp Films

Saturday August 14, 2021 9:05am - 10:05am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:10am MST

Sci-Fi Shorts B
Sci-Fi Shorts B

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday,  Aug 14 at 9:10am 
Saturday, Aug 21 at 11:45am
Sunday, Aug 22 at 9:10am

Zealandia
Directed by: Bruno du Bois
Synopsis: Could the bag carried by a fearless woman entering a virus free country be the downfall of this oppressive state?
Trailer

Alice
Directed by: Andrew Ramirez
Synopsis: A new proprietary smart home device, ALICE, is always listening to make life easier.
Trailer

Fearfully Made
Directed by:Jamie Foreman
Synopsis: When Arthur’s wife, Maggie, is taken into a nursing home, his daughter buys him a care robot.
Trailer

In My Image
Directed by: Paige Miltenberger
Synopsis:  An ambitious engineer volunteers to be the first ever human participant in her uncle’s quantum teleportation experiment.
Trailer

Sweet Nothings
Directed by: Christian Klein
Synopsis: In the near future, a wistful young man man’s dating app experience is upended by a seductive new marketing system.

The Single Line Theory
Directed by: Patrick Belics
Synopsis:  Two academics debate the moral and ethical repercussions of making their latest discovery public.
Trailer


Saturday August 14, 2021 9:10am - 10:40am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:15am MST

Live Action Shorts B
Live Action Shorts B

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, Aug 14 at 9:15am
Friday, Aug 20 at at 11:40am
Saturday, Aug 21 at 5:10pm

Harmonia Solid
Directed by: Jake Hart
Synopsis: While cleaning house, a woman discovers an area rug that disposes of literal and figurative trash in a magical way.

Cricket
Directed by: Chris Suchorsky
Synopsis: A man wakes from a nightmare, only to be haunted by the sounds that inhabit his dreams.

The Sleepless
Directed by: Kami Sadraei
Synopsis: An ordinary psychotherapy session takes a shocking turn.
Trailer

Proper
Directed by: Neil Tardio
Synopsis: A nursing home visit reveals more about Gertrude’s mother than she and her husband ever wanted to know.

Safe
Directed by: Josema Roig
Synopsis: Each member of a suburban family reacts differently after hearing a bump in the night
Trailer

The Speech
Directed by: Haohao Yan
Synopsis: Beijing, 2003 - While the SARS epidemic unravels social norms, three eight-year-old girls uncover personal truths during a school lockdown
Trailer

Monument
Directed by: Joshua James Johnson, Tim Maupin
Synopsis: In a near-future world ravaged by climate change, a family takes a trip to an important historical monument.


Saturday August 14, 2021 9:15am - 10:35am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:20am MST

The Donut Dollies
The Donut Dollies

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Friday, Aug 13 at 12:00pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 9:20am
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 9:20am

Directed by: Norm Anderson

Cast: Dorset Hoogland Anderson, Mary Blanchard Bowe

Synopsis: In 1968, two best friends flew into a war zone wearing powder blue dresses. They were Red Cross Donut Dollies. Their mission was to cheer up battle-worn GIs on the frontlines of the Vietnam War. 46 years later, they reunite in Vietnam and share their stories for the first time.
Trailer


Saturday August 14, 2021 9:20am - 10:45am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:25am MST

After the Murder of Albert Lima
After The Murder Of Albert Lima

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 2:30pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 9:25am

Directed by: Aengus James

Cast: Paul Lima, Art Torres, Zora Colakovic, Cindy Crim, Judy Lima, Kent Crim
Synopsis: After 13 years of legal impasse fails to bring his father’s killer to justice, Paul Lima decides to take matters into his own hands. With two bounty hunters in tow, he heads to Honduras to capture his father’s killer. There, local government corruption and a promise of violence from the killer threaten to undermine Paul’s quest for justice.


Saturday August 14, 2021 9:25am - 11:00am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:30am MST

Man of God
Man of God

Country of Origin: Greece

Run Time: 110 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 7:40pm
Saturday, August 14 at 9:30am
Sunday, August 15 at 2:40pm
Thursday, August 19 at 11:50am

Directed by: Yelena Popovic

Cast: Aris Servetalis, Alexander Petrov, Mickey Rourke

Synopsis: Exiled unjustly, convicted without trial, slandered without cause. Man of God depicts the trials and tribulations of Saint Nektarios of Aegina, as he bears the unjust hatred of his enemies while preaching the Word of God.

TRAILER


Saturday August 14, 2021 9:30am - 11:20am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:35am MST

Fires in the Dark
Fires in the Dark (Subtitled)

Country of Origin: France

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 9:00am
Saturday, Aug 14 at 11:35am
Sunday, Aug 15 at 4:45pm
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 11:50am

Directed by: Lienhard Dominique

Cast: Igor Van Dessel, Ana Girardot, Jérémie Elkaïm, Tom Rivoire, Louna Espinosa, Virgil Amadeï, Manon Chammah, Ophélie Bau

Synopsis: Seventeenth century. Set in a small village, nestled between the sea and the mountain, the father of Alan, a young fifteen-year-old boy, has sold himself for two years to indentured service. Alan is forced to take the place of his father and struggles to support his family.

TRAILER




Saturday August 14, 2021 11:35am - 1:10pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:40am MST

Kids' Day Presents - Paddington 2
Paddington 2

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, August 14 at 11:40 am

Directed by: Paul King

Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw

Synopsis: Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

TRAILER

Saturday August 14, 2021 11:40am - 1:10pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:45am MST

The Shasta Triangle
The Shasta Triangle

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 11:45am
Friday, Aug 20 at 2:20pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 10:05pm

Directed by: Barry W. Levy

Cast: Dani Lennon, Ayanna Berkshire, Helenna Santos

Synopsis: Paula returns to her hometown of Shasta, California, to uncover the truth about her father's disappearance when she was a child. When her childhood friends find out she is back, they join in and travel deep into the eerie woods around Mount Shasta where they are held captive by unexplainable forces beyond their control, and challenge their very understanding of the nature of reality itself.

TRAILER

Saturday August 14, 2021 11:45am - 1:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:50am MST

Documentary Shorts B
Documentary Shorts B

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, Aug 14 at 11:50am
Thursday, Aug 19 at 2:30pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 4:45pm

Familia
Directed by: Germano Kuerten
Synopsis: Rebeca De Lins Costa and her husband, Kildare Silva, are a Brazilian family living in Los Angeles with their children, Gabriela (6) and Rafael (2). When Kildare suffers a life-altering injury, they all learn just how important family is.

A Break For Impact
Directed by: Christine Kane
Synopsis: A collegiate legal studies group from Florida journeys to the Texas-Mexico border to help fight the growing humanitarian crisis.
Trailer


Saturday August 14, 2021 11:50am - 1:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:55am MST

Best of 2020 Shorts
Best of 2020 Shorts
Run Time: 85 minutes
Screening Times:

Museum Of Fleeting Wonders
2020 Copper Wing Award Winner: Best LatinX Directed Short
Directed by: Tomas Gomez Bustillo
Synopsis: The Museum of Fleeting wonders is a collection of reenactments inspired by small and magical moments submitted by real people.

Land Of Dry Bones
2020 Copper Wing Award Winner: Best African American Directed Short
Directed by: Darrell Lake
Synopsis: An unassuming single father, Emmanuel, struggles desperately to keep his life from unraveling when it is discovered that he was once a child soldier who committed heinous atrocities.

Hunger – India (Subtitled)

2020 Copper Wing Award Winner: Best World Cinema Short
Directed by: Katyayan Shivpurii
Synopsis: Inspired by true events, Hunger is about a homeless man and his love for food. And one day, through happy chance, he gets an opportunity to fulfill his little life's big desire.

(You’ll Make It In) Florida

2020 Copper Wing Award Winner: Best Live Action Short
Directed by: Phil Chernyak
Synopsis: When a magazine ad comes to life, a depressed English teacher (and her dog) embark on a wild ride through the wonders of the Sunshine State.
 
Your Name Isn’t English
2020 Copper Wing Award Winner: Best Native American Directed Short
Directed by: Tazbah Rose Chavez
Synopsis: As drivers struggle to pronounce her name, a Native American passenger offers history lessons from the backseat. It's a lesson in American history they won't forget.


Saturday August 14, 2021 11:55am - 1:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:00pm MST

Planet George
Planet George
2020 Donor’s Choice Winner - Showcase Feature

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Friday, Aug 13 at 11:55am
Saturday, Aug 14 at 12:00pm

Directed by: Cari Frederick

Cast: Eric-Lee Olsen, Shana Eva, Robert Sherry, and Thomas Pantera

Synopsis: Laugh along with George, a trustworthy doorman fed up with a rash of low-level crimes in the luxury condo complex where he works and lives. With pleas for help going unanswered, by management, George enlists the help of his goofy childhood friend and the pretty girl next door. The mission: solve the mystery of break-ins and reinvent his lackluster life.


Saturday August 14, 2021 12:00pm - 1:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:05pm MST

Puppy Love
Puppy Love

Country of Origin: Canada

Run Time: 110 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 13, at 7:25pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 12:05pm    
Sunday, Aug 15 at 9:00am     
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 11:50am

Directed by: Michael Maxxis

Cast: Hopper Jack Penn, Paz De La Huerta, Cowboy Cerrone, Mickey Avalon, Michael Madsen, Wayne Newton and Rosanna Arquette

Synopsis: The true story of a prophetic young dishwasher with brain-damage and a homeless prostitute who are brought together through obscene circumstances and embark on a perverse, yet strangely beautiful journey through the gutter.


Saturday August 14, 2021 12:05pm - 1:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

1:30pm MST

Filmmaker Conversations: Writing for Made-for-TV / Writing for Genre
This year, we are taking our filmmaker discussions indoors — in the cool and comfortable LivGenerations Mayo Showroom just south of the Harkins Theatres across from the Bowlero in suite 1108.
Be a part of the conversation! There is something for everyone to learn as filmmakers from all over the world join us for a discussion about pressing issues in the world of film and filmmaking. We invite filmmakers, aspiring filmmakers and film lovers alike to join the conversation!

These events are FREE and open to the public! ​​​​


Saturday August 14, 2021 1:30pm - 2:15pm MST
LivGenerations Mayo Showroom 7000 E. Mayo Blvd, Suite 1108 Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:10pm MST

The Teacher
The Teacher (Muallim) (Subtitled)

Country of Origin: Turkey

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 2:10pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 2:10pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 9:30am
Monday, Aug 16 at 11:50am

Directed by: Muslim Sahin

Cast: Melih Selcuk, Sevtap Ozaltun, Ruhi Sari, Halit Karaata, Levent Sulun, Uğur Arslanoglu, Yigit Celebi

Synopsis: Ali, who was sent to France by the state for engineering education and returned as alienated to his identity, is arrested and exiled as a teacher to a town where he has to face all the values he despises, and the Reji that confiscates townspeople's only means of subsistence --  tobacco.

Trailer


Saturday August 14, 2021 2:10pm - 3:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:15pm MST

In A Different Key
In a Different Key

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 2:15pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 5:00pm
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 5:05pm
JUST ADDED: Saturday, August 21 at 10:30am

Directed by: Caren Zucker and John Donvan

Cast: Donald Triplett, Mickey McGuinness, Nick Pletnikoff, Jonah Lutz, Sheamus McCarver, Del Parks, Amy Gravino, John Elder Robison

Synopsis: A mother tracks down the first person diagnosed with autism, an elderly man now living in Mississippi, to learn what promise his story -- and those of others on the spectrum -- hold for her own autistic son. Her journey exposes cruelty and kindness alike, but ultimately leads to hope.

TRAILER


Saturday August 14, 2021 2:15pm - 3:50pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:20pm MST

A Comedy of Horrors, Volume 1
A Comedy of Horrors Volume 1

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday,  Aug 14 at 2:20pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 2:25pm 
Saturday, Aug 21 at 9:20am

Directed by: Ken Arnold, Dan DeLuca, Matt Servitto, Jamie Nash, Nick Tucker, Taylor Hamilton

Cast: Ken Arnold, Dan DelUca, Matt Servitto, Henry Zebrowski, Jimmy Bellinger, Alexis Barone, Christine Nelson

Synopsis: A horror comedy anthology. Imagine if you're just a kid and your substitute teacher shows up to read from her favorite book about clowns-puppets-princesses and superheroes. Except they are not as kid friendly as you would expect. As a matter of fact they are horrifying.

Trailer


Saturday August 14, 2021 2:20pm - 3:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:25pm MST

Beans
Beans

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 2:25pm
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 2:30pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 11:55am

Directed by: Tracey Deer

Cast: Kiawentiio Tarbell, Rainbow Dickerson, Violah Beauvais, Paulina Alexis, D’Pharaoh Mckay Woon-a-Tai

Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Beans is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and delinquent adolescence; forced to grow up fast to become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Indigenous uprising known as The Oka Crisis, which tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990.


TRAILER


Saturday August 14, 2021 2:25pm - 3:50pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

Filmmaker Conversations: Intellectual Property and Works for Hire
This year, we are taking our filmmaker discussions indoors — in the cool and comfortable LivGenerations Mayo Showroom just south of the Harkins Theatres across from the Bowlero in suite 1108.
Be a part of the conversation! There is something for everyone to learn as filmmakers from all over the world join us for a discussion about pressing issues in the world of film and filmmaking. We invite filmmakers, aspiring filmmakers and film lovers alike to join the conversation!

These events are FREE and open to the public!



Saturday August 14, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm MST
LivGenerations Mayo Showroom 7000 E. Mayo Blvd, Suite 1108 Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

Women is Losers
Women is Losers

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 7:35pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 2:30pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 5:00pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 11:40pm

Directed by: Lissette Feliciano

Cast: Lorenza Izzo, Bryan Craig, Chrissie Fit, Simu Liu, Liza Weil, Steven Bauer, Cranston Johnson, Alejandra Miranda, Lincoln Bonilla, Shalim Ortiz, Alessandra Toressani, Ivana De Maria

Synopsis: In 1960’s San Francisco, a once-promising catholic school girl, Celina Guerrera (Lorenza Izzo), sets out to rise above the oppression of poverty and invest in a future for herself that sets new precedents for the time. Inspired by real women and the Janis Joplin song of the same title.

Trailer


Saturday August 14, 2021 2:30pm - 3:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:35pm MST

2020 Arizona Shorts
2020 Arizona Shorts

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday Aug 14 at 2:35pm
Sunday Aug 15 at 12:00pm

June Heist
Directed by: Angela Marie Houston
Synopsis: The story of a single mother as she fights for her daughter’s happiness while battling the effects of poverty.

Infertile Hearts
Directed by: Kevin R. Phipps
Synopsis: An intimate look into one couple’s battle with infertility, told through movement and music.

System Restore
Directed by: Matthew Zavala
Synopsis: After the death of his wife, Adam uses his computer programming skills to develop Artificial Intelligence as an attempted distraction from reality.
 
What We Become
Directed by: Stephen P. Davis
Synopsis: In a near dystopian future, a young woman on the run is forced to trust a stranger if she hopes to survive.  

SHK
Directed by: Bill Wetherill
Synopsis: Clyde is down and out on the streets when he meets the girl of his dreams… who just happens to be a hockey stick.

Joe Goes to the Store

Directed by: Keegan Luther
Synopsis: When your relationship ends, is it better to carry your memories with you or try to leave them behind? An everyday shopping trip becomes an emotional whirlwind and a journey towards hope.

Wish You Were There 
Directed by: Kieran Thompson
Synopsis: An older couple goes on a first date at an art museum.


Saturday August 14, 2021 2:35pm - 4:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:40pm MST

Sweethearts
Sweethearts (Subtitled)

Country of Origin: Czech Republic

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 13 at 4:45pm
Saturday, August 14 at 2:40pm
Sunday, August 15 at 12:05pm
Monday, August 16 at 9:15am

Directed by: Rudolf Havlík

Cast: Ondřej Vetchý, Jana Plodková, Lenka Vlasáková, Marek Taclík, Barbora Poláková, Táňa Pauhofová, Denisa Biskupová, Rostislav Novák ml., Jiří Langmajer, Oskar Hes, Brigita Cmuntová, Kristýna Podzimková

Synopsis: We are all connected and each and every one of us is playing small and also a big role in this world. This film tells us the story of several women, each of them has different dreams, different desires, and various problems.

Trailer


Saturday August 14, 2021 2:40pm - 4:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:00pm MST

Filmmaker Conversations: Mixing Professional with Personal Relationships
This year, we are taking our filmmaker discussions indoors — in the cool and comfortable LivGenerations Mayo Showroom just south of the Harkins Theatres across from the Bowlero in suite 1108.
Be a part of the conversation! There is something for everyone to learn as filmmakers from all over the world join us for a discussion about pressing issues in the world of film and filmmaking. We invite filmmakers, aspiring filmmakers and film lovers alike to join the conversation!

These events are FREE and open to the public!


Saturday August 14, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm MST
LivGenerations Mayo Showroom 7000 E. Mayo Blvd, Suite 1108 Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:45pm MST

Queen of the Andes
Queen of the Andes

Country of Origin: Canada

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 9:30am
Saturday, Aug 14 at 4:45pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 2:10pm
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 9:15am -

Directed by: Jillian Acreman

Cast: Bhreagh MacNeil, Hailey Chown, Cassidy Ingersoll

Synopsis: Pillar has been drafted against her will on a one-way tour to colonize Mars. These are her last days on earth.

Trailer


Saturday August 14, 2021 4:45pm - 6:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:50pm MST

Arizona Shorts A
Arizona Shorts A

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, Aug 14 at 4:50pm 
Tuesday, Aug -17 at 7:45pm 
Sun,  Aug 22 at 11:15am

The Believer  
Directed by: Huntr McMillan
Synopsis: A young gangster is torn between right and wrong on the day of his 18th birthday.

The Bank Robbery
Directed by: John Marrs
Synopsis: An incompetent gang out old west outlaws tries to rob a bank with hilarious results.

A Story About Alexi Devilliers
Directed by: Tatum Garvey
Synopsis: This documentary explores how Alexi Devilliers's love for cooking and art became a life-savor for the homeless at Justa Center.

Mind Over Time
Directed by: Will Holst
Synopsis: A young woman attempts to travel back in time to undo a mistake she has regretted for years.
Trailer

WHAT IF
Directed by: Tammy Klembith
Synopsis:  A woman experiences strange occurrences that trigger events beyond her control, including the very nature of her own existence.
Trailer

ZAP!
Directed by: Philip Sedgwick
Synopsis: An astronomer sharing backyard observations of the center of our galaxy has a run-in with mosquitoes and a bug zapper.
Trailer

Level
Directed by: Matt Linderman
Synopsis: A hardened carpenter whose son is dying and whose marriage is falling apart races to build his son’s last request.
Trailer


Saturday August 14, 2021 4:50pm - 6:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:55pm MST

African American Directed Shorts
African American Directed Shorts

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, Aug 14 at 4:55pm 
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 5:00pm 
Sunday, Aug 22 at 2:15pm

A Machine For Boredom
Directed by: Marc Cartwright
Synopsis: Isolation drives a man to rethink his position within a capitalistic society.
Trailer

Periphery
Directed by: Lonnie Edwards
Synopsis: A unique retrospect dissecting the struggle of being black in America. Narrated by James Baldwin.

Mickey Hardaway
Directed by: Marcellus Cox
Synopsis: A Young Sketch Artist visits a well renowned psychiatrist as his life begins sprawling out of control.
Trailer

Lavender Boy
Directed by: Donavan Edwards
Synopsis: A government official faces a tough decision after two FBI agents question him about his sexuality.
Trailer

Remembrance
Directed by: Tom White
Synopsis:  Two broken souls find one another on the road to recovery that reveals they share an even deeper connection.
Trailer

MO
Directed by: Shawn Pipkin-West
Synopsis: A struggling single mother reignites her passion of becoming a musician when she takes a job as an ESL teacher.
Trailer

Latasha Harlins: A Rose That Grew from Concrete
Directed by: Shannon Dion
Synopsis: Latasha Harlins, 15-year-old girl who struggles to find herself in a world where she must overcome unbearable heartbreaks.
Trailer


Saturday August 14, 2021 4:55pm - 6:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:00pm MST

Far East Deep South
Far East Deep South

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday,  Aug 14 at 5:00pm    
Sunday, Aug 15 at 2:15pm     
Moday, Aug 16 at 4:55pm

Directed by: Larissa Lam

Cast: Baldwin Chiu, Charles Chiu, Edwin Chiu, Dr. Gordon Chang, Congresswoman Judy Chu

Synopsis: Charles Chiu and his family’s search for their roots takes them on an emotional and eye-opening journey through the Mississippi Delta, uncovering the racially complex history of Chinese immigrants in the segregated South. This family’s unforgettable story offers a poignant and important perspective on race relations, immigration and American identity.

Trailer


Saturday August 14, 2021 5:00pm - 6:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:05pm MST

Monkey Beach
Monkey Beach

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 5:05pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 7:35pm
Monday, Aug 16 at 5:00pm 
Friday, Aug 20 at 11:50am

Directed by: L. Sarah Todd

Cast: Grace Dove; Nathaniel Arcand; Adam Beach, Tina Lameman, Sera-lys McArthur; Joel Oulette; Nick Dangeli, Ta'Kaiya Blaney; Zoey Snow; Erica Wilson; Oliver Tru Sison; Sam Bob; Mike Dangeli

Synopsis: Lisa Hill returns to her parents’ home in the Haisla village of Kitamaat where she is confronted by a long-ignored but powerful connection to the supernatural world that surrounds her—a connection she will need if she is to save her brother who is lost at sea.
Trailer


Saturday August 14, 2021 5:05pm - 6:50pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm MST

Seneca
Seneca
Best Picture 2020 Phoenix Film Festival Copper Wing Award
Best Director 2020 Phoenix Film Festival Copper Wing Award

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 5:10pm    
Sunday, Aug 15 at 7:45pm 

Directed by: Jason Chaet

Cast: Armando Riesco, Susan Misner, Shirley Rumierk, Cote De Pablo, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Stephen Adly Guirgis, Tony Plana

Synopsis: Seneca is a funny, heartfelt, and ultimately moving story about a struggling Puerto Rican actor living in New York City grappling with a crumbling marriage, his own mediocre parenting skills and shifting priorities in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria's destruction of his homeland.


Saturday August 14, 2021 5:10pm - 6:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:15pm MST

Listen
Listen (Subtitled)

Run Time: 75 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 5:15pm
Monday, Aug 16 at 2:30pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 2:25pm

Directed by: Ana Rocha de Sousa

Cast: Lúcia Moniz, Sophia Myles, Ruben Garcia, Maisie Sly, Kiran Sonia Sawar, James Felner

Synopsis: When the wellbeing of their deaf daughter is put in jeopardy, a struggling Portuguese immigrant couple is forced to defy the British social services to keep their family together.

TRAILER


Saturday August 14, 2021 5:15pm - 6:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:25pm MST

Ribblehead
Ribblehead

Country of Origin: UK

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 2:40pm 
Saturday, Aug 14 at 7:25pm 
Sunday, Aug 15 at 11:35am
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 9:15am

Directed by: Tom Young

Cast: Gareth Bennett-Ryan, Christy Sullivan

Synopsis: Mark Smithson, a formerly successful writer, is struggling with his second book. When a family connection leads him to investigate a local landmark, his writer's block is lifted. But soon he is drawn into a world of terrifying creativity that will endanger his sanity and his marriage.

Trailer


Saturday August 14, 2021 7:25pm - 8:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:30pm MST

Centerpiece Film - The Night House
The Night House

Run Time: 110 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, August 14 at 7:30 pm

Directed by: David Bruckner

Cast: Rebecca Hall, Stacy Martin, Sarah Goldberg, Evan Jonigkeit

Synopsis: “The Night House” follows a widow (Rebecca Hall of “Godzilla Vs. Kong”) who begins to uncover her recently deceased husband’s disturbing secrets

TRAILER


Saturday August 14, 2021 7:30pm - 9:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

Come On In
Come On In

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 7:35pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 9:20am
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 7:40pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 11:55am

Directed by: Daniel Callahan

Cast: Daniel Callahan, Patrice Jean-Baptist, Jordan Lloyd, Abner Valdez, Andrea Lyman, Ezra Stevens, Cliff Blake

Synopsis: After a failed attempt at “making it,” Lei returns home to a dead end job depression. When he is contacted by a mysterious caller at work, a twisted journey ensues in which the lines between reality and fantasy, past and present and dream and nightmare blur into a maddening labyrinth.

Trailer


Saturday August 14, 2021 7:35pm - 9:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:40pm MST

Cocoon (2020)
Cocoon (Subtitled)

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 7:40pm
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 2:25pm

Directed by: Leonie Krippendorff

Cast: Lena Urzendowsky, Jella Haase, Lena Klenke, Elina Vildanova

Synopsis: Nora, a shy 14-year-old Berlin girl, will never forget this way too hot summer. Surrounded by people with disrupted biographies, from different cultures and backgrounds, she makes her way into adulthood. Nora gets her first period, falls in love with another girl, learns to stand up for herself and gets her heart broken for the first time. When summer ends, things will never be the same again for Nora.

TRAILER




Saturday August 14, 2021 7:40pm - 9:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:40pm MST

Dating & New York
Dating & New York
Run Time: 95 minutes
Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 7:40pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 9:10am
Directed by: Jonah Feingold
Cast: Jaboukie Young-White, Francesca Reale, Catherine Cohen, Brian Muller, Jerry Ferrara
Synopsis: Once Upon A Time In New York City… Two heartbroken millennials, cursed by the paradox of choice, can’t escape their romantic pasts and presents as they attempt to find love in the city that doesn’t sleep – but sleeps around a lot.


Saturday August 14, 2021 7:40pm - 9:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:50pm MST

Between Waves
Between Waves

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 7:50pm     
Thursday, Aug 19 at 7:35pm

Directed by: Virginia Abramovich

Cast: Fiona Graham, Luke Robinson, Miguel Damião, Stacey Bernstein, Sebastian Deery, Edwige Jean-Pierre
Synopsis: After his disappearance, Jamie purses her missing lover through parallel dimensions until she collides with a shattering revelation. This is a cerebral, fast-paced science fiction story, with romantic longing at its core. A visually beautiful film wrapped in shades of blue with highlights of sea green.

TRAILER






Saturday August 14, 2021 7:50pm - 9:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:55pm MST

Moving Ashley
Moving Ashley
 
Run Time: 60 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 7:55pm
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 4:50pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 2:10pm

Directed by: Melissa Farley

Cast: Christina King, Stephen Kessen, Liza Davis, McKenzie Jones
Synopsis: When her boyfriend kicks her out of the house, Ashley turns to an unlikely source for helping her move, her socially awkward co-worker David. With David's help, Ashley comes to terms with where her life is headed.

TRAILER


Saturday August 14, 2021 7:55pm - 8:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

8:00pm MST

80's Night
Hey dudes! When you’re finished with your flick, head on over to the most tubular party in the valley! It’s 80’s night at PFF so wear your best 80’s gear and grab a drink because this party is going to be TOTALLY RAD!

This event is FREE and Open to the Public!


Saturday August 14, 2021 8:00pm - 11:59pm MST
Cien Agaves North Scottsdale 7000 E Mayo Blvd #1072 Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:05pm MST

The Last Matinee
The Last Matinee

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 10:05pm    
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 7:35pm

Directed by: Maximiliano Contenti

Cast: Luciana Grasso, Ricardo Islas, Julieta Spinelli, Franco Duran

Synopsis: The 90’s. Everything seems to indicate that the little attended screening of a cinema will pass peacefully. But the rain brings a silent killer into the room. The young woman in charge of the screening will have to face this threat if she wants to save her and the audience’s lives.

TRAILER




Saturday August 14, 2021 10:05pm - 11:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:15pm MST

Bad Girls
Bad Girls

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 10:15pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 10:20pm

Directed by: Christopher Bickel

Cast: Morgan Shaley Renew, Sanethia Dresch, and Shelby Lois Guinn
Synopsis: After robbing a strip club, three desperate teenage girls lead a misogynistic Federal Agent on a lysergic cross-country chase, scoring a duffle bag full of money, drugs, and a crew of willing kidnapees along the way.

TRAILER


Saturday August 14, 2021 10:15pm - 11:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:15pm MST

Parallel Minds
Parallel Minds

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 10:15pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 10:15pm

Directed by: Benjamin Ross Hayden

Cast: Greg Bryk, Tommie-Amber Pirie, Michelle Thrush

Synopsis: In the near future, technology firm Red-Eye is on the verge of developing a revolutionary contact lens that records human sight to replicate memories. The device uses an artificially engineered intelligence known as U.R.M.
When the company's lead researcher is strangely murdered at the time of the technology's release, Thomas Elliot (Greg Bryk), an old-fashioned police detective investigates with intrepid researcher Margo Elson (Tommie Amber Pirie) who are drawn into searching deeper to apprehend the illusive digital shapeshifter.
Both soon are terrifyingly threatened by memories of their past the deeper they continue to seek in uncovering what this dangerous artificial intelligence is trying to consume.

TRAILER





Saturday August 14, 2021 10:15pm - 11:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:20pm MST

Horror Shorts B
Horror Shorts B

Run Time: 75 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, Aug 14 at 10:20pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 10:10pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 4:55pm

Becky
Directed by: Nicole Ihasz
Synopsis: Becky, a bullied teen, seeks revenge on the girls who spread a nasty rumor about her father.

Finally, You  
Directed by: J.R. Rivera
Synopsis: Two people find love where they least expected it in this dark, violent, romance tale.
Trailer

Nova
Directed by: David McAbee
Synopsis: Dr. Thorpe has minutes before the inevitable. Before then she must warn everyone that the experiment went horribly wrong.
Trailer

Alluvion
Directed by: Taylor Zadjlik
Synopsis: An isolated family tends to their land the only way they know how.
Trailer

Cultured
Directed by: Dáire McNab & Brian Robinson
Synopsis:  A man becomes consumed by his passion for sourdough bread.
Trailer

Tinder Tango (Subtitled)
Directed by: Cecilia Robles
Synopsis: A dreamy Tinder match. Two tango aficionados meet for the first time for a hell of a date!


Saturday August 14, 2021 10:20pm - 11:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Sunday, August 15
 

9:00am MST

Puppy Love
Puppy Love

Country of Origin: Canada

Run Time: 110 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 13, at 7:25pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 12:05pm    
Sunday, Aug 15 at 9:00am     
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 11:50am

Directed by: Michael Maxxis

Cast: Hopper Jack Penn, Paz De La Huerta, Cowboy Cerrone, Mickey Avalon, Michael Madsen, Wayne Newton and Rosanna Arquette

Synopsis: The true story of a prophetic young dishwasher with brain-damage and a homeless prostitute who are brought together through obscene circumstances and embark on a perverse, yet strangely beautiful journey through the gutter.


Sunday August 15, 2021 9:00am - 10:50am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:05am MST

Love It Was Not
Love It Was Not

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, August 15 at 9:05am
Tuesday, August 17 at 11:55am

Directed by: Maya Sarfaty

Cast: Helena Citron, Roza Citron, Franz Wunsch

Synopsis: Beautiful and full of life, Helena Citron, is taken to Auschwitz as a young woman, and soon finds unlikely solace under the protection of Franz Wunsch, a high-ranking SS officer who falls in love with her and her magnetic singing voice. Risking execution if caught, they went on with their forbidden relationship until the war ended and the camp was liberated. Thirty years later, a letter arrives from Wunsch's wife asking Helena to “return the favor”-- testify on Wunsch's behalf. Faced with an impossible decision, Helena must choose. Will she help the man who brutalized so many lives, but saved hers?


Sunday August 15, 2021 9:05am - 10:35am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:10am MST

Dating & New York
Dating & New York

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 7:40pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 9:10am

Directed by: Jonah Feingold

Cast: Jaboukie Young-White, Francesca Reale, Catherine Cohen, Brian Muller, Jerry Ferrara

Synopsis: Once Upon A Time In New York City… Two heartbroken millennials, cursed by the paradox of choice, can’t escape their romantic pasts and presents as they attempt to find love in the city that doesn’t sleep – but sleeps around a lot.

Sunday August 15, 2021 9:10am - 10:30am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:15am MST

Animated Shorts
Animated Shorts

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Sunday - Aug 15 at 9:15am
Friday - Aug 20 at 5:00pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 9:00am

Girl and Robot
Directed by: Joe Loftus
Synopsis: A Girl meets a Robot while fleeing across a desert. They must work together if they hope to survive.
Trailer

One Last Monster
Directed by: Gene Kim
Synopsis: The young, brave but inexperienced Empress Eura of Adin confronts her greatest challenge when a monster arrives on her world.
Trailer

Inage’i (In The Woods) (Subtitled)
Directed by: Jeremy Charles
Synopsis: Performed entirely in the Cherokee Language, Inage'i follows four animal friends in their adventures on Turtle Island.

Napo
Directed by: Gustavo Ribeiro
Synopsis: A boy reinterprets old photographs into drawings, helping his grandfather regain lost memories.
Trailer

The Tattooed Torah
Directed by: Marc Bennett
Synopsis: An animated film based on the renowned children's book that has been educating young children about the Holocaust for generations.
Trailer

Lines
Directed by: Claire Fleming
Synopsis: Six poems written by six young prisoners animated to tell their stories, thoughts, fears and hopes.


Sunday August 15, 2021 9:15am - 10:45am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:20am MST

Come On In
Come On In

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 7:35pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 9:20am
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 7:40pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 11:55am

Directed by: Daniel Callahan

Cast: Daniel Callahan, Patrice Jean-Baptist, Jordan Lloyd, Abner Valdez, Andrea Lyman, Ezra Stevens, Cliff Blake

Synopsis: After a failed attempt at “making it,” Lei returns home to a dead end job depression. When he is contacted by a mysterious caller at work, a twisted journey ensues in which the lines between reality and fantasy, past and present and dream and nightmare blur into a maddening labyrinth.

Trailer


Sunday August 15, 2021 9:20am - 10:45am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:25am MST

Max Winslow and the House of Secrets
Max Winslow and the House of Secrets
2020 Donor’s Choice Winner - Competition Feature

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Friday, Aug 13 at 2:35pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 9:25am

Directed by: Sean Olson

Cast: Chad Michael Murray, Sydne Mikelle, Tanner Buchanan, Emery Kelly, Jason Genao, Jade Chynoweth, Marina Sirtis

Synopsis: Five teens are chosen by an eccentric billionaire to compete in a game to win his mansion. The night takes a dark turn when they become trapped and are forced to face off against an evil AI entity who controls everything in the house, including their fate.


Sunday August 15, 2021 9:25am - 11:05am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:30am MST

The Teacher
The Teacher (Muallim) (Subtitled)

Country of Origin: Turkey

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 2:10pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 2:10pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 9:30am
Monday, Aug 16 at 11:50am

Directed by: Muslim Sahin

Cast: Melih Selcuk, Sevtap Ozaltun, Ruhi Sari, Halit Karaata, Levent Sulun, Uğur Arslanoglu, Yigit Celebi

Synopsis: Ali, who was sent to France by the state for engineering education and returned as alienated to his identity, is arrested and exiled as a teacher to a town where he has to face all the values he despises, and the Reji that confiscates townspeople's only means of subsistence tobacco.

Trailer


Sunday August 15, 2021 9:30am - 11:00am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:35am MST

Ribblehead
Ribblehead

Country of Origin: UK

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 2:40pm 
Saturday, Aug 14 at 7:25pm 
Sunday, Aug 15 at 11:35am
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 9:15am

Directed by: Tom Young

Cast: Gareth Bennett-Ryan, Christy Sullivan

Synopsis: Mark Smithson, a formerly successful writer, is struggling with his second book. When a family connection leads him to investigate a local landmark, his writer's block is lifted. But soon he is drawn into a world of terrifying creativity that will endanger his sanity and his marriage.

Trailer


Sunday August 15, 2021 11:35am - 1:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:40am MST

Sin La Habana
Sin La Habana

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, Aug 15 at 11:40am    
Monday, Aug 16 at 4:50pm

Directed by: Kaveh Nabatian

Cast: Yonah Acosta, Evelyn Castroda O’Farrill, Aki Yaghoubi

Synopsis: Leonardo and Sara, a young Afro-Cuban couple, are desperate to leave the island. They decide that the best way to emigrate is for Leonardo to seduce a foreign woman, get legal status in another country, and then send for Sara. The woman they choose is Nasim, an Iranian-Canadian divorcée who is running from an oppressive past and yearning to have fun for the first time in her life. When Leonardo convinces Nasim to marry him, he is able to move to Montreal, but his plan derails when real emotions get in the way.

TRAILER




Sunday August 15, 2021 11:40am - 1:15pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:45am MST

Red River Road
Red River Road

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, Aug 15 at 11:45am 
Friday, Aug 20 at 10:05pm    
Saturday, Aug 21 at 2:30pm

Directed by: Paul Schuyler

Cast: Jade Schuyler, Paul Schuyler, Quinn Schuyler, Shaw Schuyler, Brody, Art Devine

Synopsis: A family isolating against a pandemic virus that spreads through the internet and robs you of your ability to perceive reality--often violently--begins to unravel when they suspect one or all of them might be infected. (Shot under Covid-19 lockdown by one family serving as the entire cast and crew)
Trailer


Sunday August 15, 2021 11:45am - 1:15pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:50am MST

Red Heaven
Red Heaven

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, Aug 15 at 11:50am
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 2:20pm

Directed by: Lauren Defilippo, Katherine Gorringe

Cast: Tristan Bassingthwaighte, Sheyna Gifford, Christiane Heinicke, Carmel Johnston,Andrzej Stewart, Cyprien Verseux

Synopsis: In preparation for the first human mission to Mars, six volunteers take part in the ultimate dress rehearsal, living inside a year-long NASA simulation to understand the effects of isolation on the human mind. A shockingly prescient film for the current moment, RED HEAVEN is a testament to the human ability to endure in body and spirit, despite isolation and uncertain
Trailer


Sunday August 15, 2021 11:50am - 1:15pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:55am MST

Teenage Badass
Teenage Badass
Best Arizona Feature 2020 Phoenix Film Festival Copper Wing Award

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Friday, Aug 13 at 5:05pm    
Sunday, Aug 15 at 11:55am

Directed by: Grant McCord

Cast: Mcabe Gregg, Evan Ultra, Madelyn Deutch, Dillon Lane, Elsie Hewitt, Karsen Liotta, Julie Ann Emery, Kevin Corrigan, James Paxton, Jim Adkins

Synopsis: Set in 2006, Teenage Badass follows a band that scores a shot to play on the local news. But as all of their dreams start to become a reality, the band's egocentric singer/songwriter threatens to make them lose everything.


Sunday August 15, 2021 11:55am - 1:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:00pm MST

2020 Arizona Shorts
2020 Arizona Shorts

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday Aug 14 at 2:35pm
Sunday Aug 15 at 12:00pm

June Heist
Directed by: Angela Marie Houston
Synopsis: The story of a single mother as she fights for her daughter’s happiness while battling the effects of poverty.

Infertile Hearts
Directed by: Kevin R. Phipps
Synopsis: An intimate look into one couple’s battle with infertility, told through movement and music.

System Restore

Directed by: Matthew Zavala
Synopsis: After the death of his wife, Adam uses his computer programming skills to develop Artificial Intelligence as an attempted distraction from reality.

What We Become
Directed by: Stephen P. Davis
Synopsis: In a near dystopian future, a young woman on the run is forced to trust a stranger if she hopes to survive.

SHK
Directed by: Bill Wetherill
Synopsis: Clyde is down and out on the streets when he meets the girl of his dreams… who just happens to be a hockey stick.

Joe Goes to the Store
Directed by: Keegan Luther
Synopsis: When your relationship ends, is it better to carry your memories with you or try to leave them behind? An everyday shopping trip becomes an emotional whirlwind and a journey towards hope.

Wish You Were There 
Directed by: Kieran Thompson
Synopsis: An older couple goes on a first date at an art museum.


Sunday August 15, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:05pm MST

Sweethearts
Sweethearts (Subtitled)

Country of Origin: Czech Republic

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 4:45pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 2:40pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 12:05pm
Monday, Aug 16 at 9:15am

Directed by: Rudolf Havlík

Cast: Ondřej Vetchý, Jana Plodková, Lenka Vlasáková, Marek Taclík, Barbora Poláková, Táňa Pauhofová, Denisa Biskupová, Rostislav Novák ml., Jiří Langmajer, Oskar Hes, Brigita Cmuntová, Kristýna Podzimková

Synopsis: We are all connected and each and every one of us is playing small and also a big role in this world. This film tells us the story of several women, each of them has different dreams, different desires, and various problems.
Trailer


Sunday August 15, 2021 12:05pm - 1:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:10pm MST

Queen of the Andes
Queen of the Andes

Country of Origin: Canada

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 9:30am
Saturday, Aug 14 at 4:45pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 2:10pm
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 9:15am -

Directed by: Jillian Acreman

Cast: Bhreagh MacNeil, Hailey Chown, Cassidy Ingersoll

Synopsis: Pillar has been drafted against her will on a one-way tour to colonize Mars. These are her last days on earth.

Trailer


Sunday August 15, 2021 2:10pm - 3:50pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:15pm MST

Far East Deep South
Far East Deep South

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday,  Aug 14 at 5:00pm    
Sunday, Aug 15 at 2:15pm     
Moday, Aug 16 at 4:55pm

Directed by: Larissa Lam

Cast: Baldwin Chiu, Charles Chiu, Edwin Chiu, Dr. Gordon Chang, Congresswoman Judy Chu

Synopsis: Charles Chiu and his family’s search for their roots takes them on an emotional and eye-opening journey through the Mississippi Delta, uncovering the racially complex history of Chinese immigrants in the segregated South. This family’s unforgettable story offers a poignant and important perspective on race relations, immigration and American identity.
Trailer


Sunday August 15, 2021 2:15pm - 3:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:20pm MST

12 Months of Kai
12 Months of KAI (Subtitled)

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, Aug 15 at 2:20pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 9:10am    
Sunday, Aug 22 at 4:55pm 

Directed by: Mutsumi Kameyama

Cast: Ayaka Nakagouchi, Kosei Kudo, Mayumi Yamamoto, Aya Okada, Shino Natsume, Ran Imai, Yoshitsune Ogahara, Kikka Oiwa, Kenta Kiguchi

Synopsis: Kyoka buys a personal care humanoid to make her life easier. Kai, her humanoid, learns everything about her, adapting himself to serve her better. Their relationship progresses, and when the impossible happens, Kyoka’s 12 Months of Kai exposes more than ever imagined.
Trailer


Sunday August 15, 2021 2:20pm - 3:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:25pm MST

Warrior Spirit
Warrior Spirit

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, Aug 15 at 2:25pm
Monday, Aug 16 at 10:10pm

Directed by: Landon Dyksterhouse

Cast: Nicco Montano, Dana White, Ariel Helwani

Synopsis: Warrior Spirit is about the first Native American UFC champion Nicco Montano and her first title defense and her failed weight cut. Warrior Spirit is the remarkable true story about the dangers of extreme weight cutting in combat sports and how the UFC makes millions of dollars exploiting it's fighters.




Sunday August 15, 2021 2:25pm - 4:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

Driveways
Driveways

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, Aug 15 at 2:30pm
Monday, Aug 16 at 9:20am 
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 11:50am

Directed by: Andrew Ahn

Cast: Brian Dennehy, Lucas Jaye, Hong Chau

Synopsis: A lonesome boy (Lucas Jaye) accompanies his mother (Hong Chau) on a trip to clean out his late aunt’s house, and ends up forming an unexpected friendship with the retiree (Brian Dennehy) who lives next door

Trailer


Sunday August 15, 2021 2:30pm - 3:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:35pm MST

Best of 2020 Shorts
Best of 2020 Shorts
Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Times:

Museum Of Fleeting Wonders
2020 Copper Wing Award Winner: Best LatinX Directed Short
Directed by: Tomas Gomez Bustillo
Synopsis: The Museum of Fleeting wonders is a collection of reenactments inspired by small and magical moments submitted by real people.

Land Of Dry Bones
2020 Copper Wing Award Winner: Best African American Directed Short
Directed by: Darrell Lake
Synopsis: An unassuming single father, Emmanuel, struggles desperately to keep his life from unraveling when it is discovered that he was once a child soldier who committed heinous atrocities.

Hunger – India (Subtitled)
2020 Copper Wing Award Winner: Best World Cinema Short
Directed by: Katyayan Shivpurii
Synopsis: Inspired by true events, Hunger is about a homeless man and his love for food. And one day, through happy chance, he gets an opportunity to fulfill his little life's big desire.

(You’ll Make It In) Florida
2020 Copper Wing Award Winner: Best Live Action Short
Directed by: Phil Chernyak
Synopsis: When a magazine ad comes to life, a depressed English teacher (and her dog) embark on a wild ride through the wonders of the Sunshine State.
 
Your Name Isn’t English
2020 Copper Wing Award Winner: Best Native American Directed Short
Directed by: Tazbah Rose Chavez
Synopsis: As drivers struggle to pronounce her name, a Native American passenger offers history lessons from the backseat. It's a lesson in American history they won't forget.


Sunday August 15, 2021 2:35pm - 4:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:40pm MST

Man of God
Man of God

Country of Origin: Greece

Run Time: 110 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 7:40pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 9:30am
Sunday, Aug 15 at 2:40pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 11:50am

Directed by: Yelena Popovic

Cast: Aris Servetalis, Alexander Petrov, Mickey Rourke

Synopsis: Exiled unjustly, convicted without trial, slandered without cause. Man of God depicts the trials and tribulations of Saint Nektarios of Aegina, as he bears the unjust hatred of his enemies while preaching the Word of God.

TRAILER


Sunday August 15, 2021 2:40pm - 4:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:45pm MST

Fires in the Dark
Fires in the Dark (Subtitled)

Country of Origin: France

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 9:00am
Saturday, Aug 14 at 11:35am
Sunday, Aug 15 at 4:45pm
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 11:50am

Directed by: Lienhard Dominique

Cast: Igor Van Dessel, Ana Girardot, Jérémie Elkaïm, Tom Rivoire, Louna Espinosa, Virgil Amadeï, Manon Chammah, Ophélie Bau

Synopsis: Seventeenth century. Set in a small village, nestled between the sea and the mountain, the father of Alan, a young fifteen-year-old boy, has sold himself for two years to indentured service. Alan is forced to take the place of his father and struggles to support his family.

TRAILER



Sunday August 15, 2021 4:45pm - 6:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:50pm MST

Arizona Shorts B
Arizona Shorts B

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Sunday, Aug 15 at 4:50pm 
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 7:45pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 2:35pm

Waffle  
Directed by: Victor Vargas
Synopsis: After a difficult breakup with his first love, Jay's left with one special gift -- his dog, Waffle.

Pink
Directed by: Angel Ruiz
Synopsis:  A couple must use their wits to survive an attack from a mugger on their anniversary.

2nd Sight
Directed by: Frank Lugo
Synopsis: A woman works at a psychiatric hospital that experiments on death-row inmates, or at least, that is what she thinks.
Trailer

Love Drug
Directed by: Sheila Patterson
Synopsis: A desperate couple takes a promising new drug in hopes of rekindling their romance, unaware of its true side effects.
Trailer

Asterion
Directed by: Kevin Kittle
Synopsis: A mercenary group's clandestine mission spirals out of control when they're attacked by both their rivals and something much worse.

Portrait
Directed by: Tyler McDonald
Synopsis: Phoenix painter Lauren Cheney describes her inspirations, how she paints and why she feels the need to create art.
Trailer

Reconcile
Directed by: Killian Davies
Synopsis: Two siblings attempt to put their differences aside to lay their father to rest.
Trailer


Sunday August 15, 2021 4:50pm - 6:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:55pm MST

Native American Directed Shorts
Native American Shorts

Run Time: 75 minutes
Screening Times:
Sunday, Aug 15 at 4:55pm 
Monday, Aug 16 at 7:40pm 
Saturday, Aug 21 at 11:35am

Totsu (Redbird) (Subtitled)
Directed by: Jeremy Charles
Synopsis:  An indigenous woman must confront a mysterious predator in parallel worlds of prehistory and dystopian future.

Big Sister Rug (Subtitled)
Directed by: Dwayne Joe
Synopsis: This documentary looks at the history and future of the world's largest hand-woven Navajo rug, the Big Sister rug.
Trailer

Inage’i (In The Woods) (Subtitled)
Directed by: Jeremy Charles
Synopsis: Performed entirely in the Cherokee Language, Inage'i follows four animal friends in their adventures on Turtle Island.

Guardian Angel  
Directed by: William Wayne
Synopsis: Two friends return to the Navajo Reservation seeking adventure in the boonies, unaware of what's out there.
Trailer

Livin' in the Light
Directed by: Tammy Klembith
Synopsis: Music video starring Onry, one of the only Black male professional opera singers in the Pacific Northwest.

Together
Directed by: Stanley Bain
Synopsis: Kelly, a recovering alcoholic, receives a message from his ex-boyfriend Mason asking for help, after not seeing him for months.


Sunday August 15, 2021 4:55pm - 6:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:00pm MST

In A Different Key
In a Different Key

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 2:15pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 5:00pm
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 5:05pm
JUST ADDED: Saturday, August 21 at 10:30am

Directed by: Caren Zucker and John Donvan

Cast: Donald Triplett, Mickey McGuinness, Nick Pletnikoff, Jonah Lutz, Sheamus McCarver, Del Parks, Amy Gravino, John Elder Robison

Synopsis: A mother tracks down the first person diagnosed with autism, an elderly man now living in Mississippi, to learn what promise his story -- and those of others on the spectrum -- hold for her own autistic son. Her journey exposes cruelty and kindness alike, but ultimately leads to hope.

TRAILER


Sunday August 15, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:05pm MST

Ask No Questions
Ask No Questions
Best World Cinema Documentary 2020 Phoenix Film Festival Copper Wing Award

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Friday, Aug 13 at 9:20am
Sunday, Aug 15 at 5:05pm

Directed by: Jason Loftus

Cast: Chen Ruichang, Lisa Weaver, Tony Bai, Shi Jian, Karen Parker

Synopsis: When Chinese state television blames his faith for a fiery public suicide, Chen Ruichang is detained in a Clockwork Orange-style brainwashing facility, forced to accept the government’s account. But Chen says it was a government plot. A CNN reporter who smuggled out footage of the event helps untangle an intricate conspiracy, as authorities pressure the filmmaker’s family and business associates.


Sunday August 15, 2021 5:05pm - 6:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm MST

The Immortal Jellyfish
The Immortal Jellyfish
Best Acting Ensemble 2020 Phoenix Film Festival Copper Wing Award

Run Time: 130 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug, 13 at 5:10pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 5:10pm

Directed by: Dusty Bias

Cast: Whitmer Thomas, Rosalyn Coleman, Robert Longstreet, William Zielinski, Cullen Moss, Esme Hill

Synopsis: THE IMMORTAL JELLYFISH is a dark comedy about an off-the-grid oddball who calls a nurse hotline for help with his nasty "fire piss" problem. When a dying man washes ashore near Denny's trailer, he and nurse Linda become madcap partners in crime-solving.


Sunday August 15, 2021 5:10pm - 7:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:15pm MST

We Are The Thousand
We Are The Thousand (Subtitled)

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, Aug 15 at 5:15pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 11:45am

Directed by: Anita Rivaroli

Synopsis: A fan of rock music, Fabio wants to convince the Foo Fighters to perform in his little village in Italy. To do that he gathered 1,000 musicians to simultaneously play one of the Foo Fighter’s songs, and in doing so, he created a huge community who became the biggest rock band on Earth.

TRAILER


Sunday August 15, 2021 5:15pm - 6:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:25pm MST

How to Stop a Recurring Dream
How To Stop A Recurring Dream

Country of Origin: UK

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 11:35am
Saturday, Aug 14 at 9:00am
Sunday, Aug 15 at 7:25pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 9:15am

Directed by: Edward Morris

Cast: Ruby Barker, Lily Rose Aslandogdu, Miranda Nolan, Jamie Michie, Andre Flynn, Adam Hugill

Synopsis: Exploring themes of separation and loss, this dreamy trip takes place over a weekend in the lives of two sisters. An imminent family separation forces the oldest daughter to kidnap her sister in an attempt to reconnect before they part.

Trailer


Sunday August 15, 2021 7:25pm - 8:50pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:30pm MST

Centerpiece Film: Falling For Figaro
Falling for Figaro

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, Aug 15 at 7:30 pm

Directed by: Ben Lewin

Cast: Joanna Lumley, Danielle Macdonald, Hugh Skinner, Gary Lewis, Shazad Latif, Rebecca Benson

Synopsis: Millie (Macdonald) is a brilliant young fund manager, who leaves her unfulfilling job and long-term boyfriend to chase her lifelong dream of becoming an opera singer…in the Scottish Highlands! She begins intense vocal training lessons with renowned but fearsome singing teacher and former opera diva Meghan Geoffrey-Bishop (Lumley). It is there she meets Max, another of Meghan’s students who is also training for the upcoming “Singer of Renown” contest. What begins as a brutal competition between Millie and Max slowly turns into something more…

TRAILER


Sunday August 15, 2021 7:30pm - 9:10pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

Monkey Beach
Monkey Beach

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 5:05pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 7:35pm
Monday, Aug 16 at 5:00pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 11:50am

Directed by: L. Sarah Todd

Cast: Grace Dove; Nathaniel Arcand; Adam Beach, Tina Lameman, Sera-lys McArthur; Joel Oulette; Nick Dangeli, Ta'Kaiya Blaney; Zoey Snow; Erica Wilson; Oliver Tru Sison; Sam Bob; Mike Dangeli

Synopsis: Lisa Hill returns to her parents’ home in the Haisla village of Kitamaat where she is confronted by a long-ignored but powerful connection to the supernatural world that surrounds her—a connection she will need if she is to save her brother who is lost at sea.
Trailer


Sunday August 15, 2021 7:35pm - 9:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:40pm MST

Give Or Take
Give or Take

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 13 at 9:25am
Sunday, August 15 at 7:40pm

Directed by: Paul Riccio

Cast: Norbert Leo Butz, Jamie Effros, Joanne Tucker, Louis Cancelmi, Jaden Waldman, Annapurna Sriram, Cheri Oteri

Synopsis: A man’s estranged father unexpectedly dies, so he goes home to Cape Cod and prepares the house for sale while sharing it with his father’s temperamental live-in boyfriend. Grieving, they circle each other, butt heads, and negotiate how to remember the different man they both loved, and the significance of what he left behind.


TRAILER


Sunday August 15, 2021 7:40pm - 9:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:45pm MST

Seneca
Seneca
Best Picture 2020 Phoenix Film Festival Copper Wing Award
Best Director 2020 Phoenix Film Festival Copper Wing Award

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 5:10pm    
Sunday, Aug 15 at 7:45pm 

Directed by: Jason Chaet

Cast: Armando Riesco, Susan Misner, Shirley Rumierk, Cote De Pablo, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Stephen Adly Guirgis, Tony Plana

Synopsis: Seneca is a funny, heartfelt, and ultimately moving story about a struggling Puerto Rican actor living in New York City grappling with a crumbling marriage, his own mediocre parenting skills and shifting priorities in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria's destruction of his homeland.


Sunday August 15, 2021 7:45pm - 9:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:55pm MST

U-105 / American Strongman in India
U-105 American Strongman in India 

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, Aug 15 at 7:55pm 
Thursday, Aug 19 at 4:50pm 
Friday, Aug 20 at 11:35am 

Directed by: Casey Grant

Cast: Marshall Zinn, Tyler Young, Johnny Wasiczko

Synopsis: In this travel/sports documentary, American strongman Marshall Zinn travels to Kolkata, India to compete with some of the best strength athletes in the world. Struggling with a recent injury, Marshall has to contend with not only the challenges of an unfamiliar culture, but his own limitations.

Trailer


Sunday August 15, 2021 7:55pm - 9:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

8:00pm MST

Blood Conscious
Blood Conscious

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 8:00pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 8:00pm

Directed by: Timothy Covell

Cast: Oghenero Gbaje, DeShawn White, Lenny Thomas, Nick Damici

Synopsis: Kevin, his older sister, Brittney, and her fiancé, Tony, arrive at their parents' lakeside cabin expecting a leisurely weekend getaway. But their holiday turns into a trip from hell as they enter the scene of a mass shooting where their parents and neighbors all lie dead. Terror strikes when they discover the shotgun-wielding murderer, fresh off a night spent battling demons... or so he claims. As unexpected and traumatic events continue to unfold, the family must find a way to survive the night without turning on each other, or becoming possessed.

TRAILER


Sunday August 15, 2021 8:00pm - 9:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Monday, August 16
 

9:10am MST

The Big Scary 'S' Word
The Big Scary 'S' Word
 
Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, Aug 16 at 9:10am 
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 2:20pm

Directed by: Yael Bridge

Cast: Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cornel West, and Naomi Klein

Synopsis: Featuring new and archival interviews The Big Scary “S” Word explores the rich history of the American socialist movement. Weaving together hidden episodes of history and verité footage, the film shows that, contrary to popular belief, socialism is in fact deeply American and led to popular government programs such as public schools and Medicare.


Monday August 16, 2021 9:10am - 10:35am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:15am MST

Sweethearts
Sweethearts (Subtitled)

Country of Origin: Czech Republic

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 4:45pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 2:40pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 12:05pm
Monday, Aug 16 at 9:15am

Directed by: Rudolf Havlík

Cast: Ondřej Vetchý, Jana Plodková, Lenka Vlasáková, Marek Taclík, Barbora Poláková, Táňa Pauhofová, Denisa Biskupová, Rostislav Novák ml., Jiří Langmajer, Oskar Hes, Brigita Cmuntová, Kristýna Podzimková

Synopsis: We are all connected and each and every one of us is playing small and also a big role in this world. This film tells us the story of several women, each of them has different dreams, different desires, and various problems.
Trailer


Monday August 16, 2021 9:15am - 10:55am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:20am MST

Driveways
Driveways

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, Aug 15 at 2:30pm
Monday, Aug 16 at 9:20am 
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 11:50am


Directed by: Andrew Ahn

Cast: Brian Dennehy, Lucas Jaye, Hong Chau

Synopsis: A lonesome boy (Lucas Jaye) accompanies his mother (Hong Chau) on a trip to clean out his late aunt’s house, and ends up forming an unexpected friendship with the retiree (Brian Dennehy) who lives next door


Monday August 16, 2021 9:20am - 10:45am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:45am MST

Lifelines
Lifelines (Subtitled)

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, Aug 16 at 11:45am
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 9:20am

Directed by: Fabienne Godet

Cast: Julie Moulier, Lucie Debay, Arnaud Valois, Angélina Woreth, Maxime Taffanel, Matilde Serrão, Ana Brandão

Synopsis: Esther (Julie Moulier) receives an anonymous diary, written 20 years ago by a young girl in hospital. The girl’s story resonates deeply with Esther, who is still suffering from a recent break-up. Supported by her best friend Elena (Lucie Debay), Esther becomes obsessed with finding the diary’s mysterious author and getting to know what became of her. Her investigation turns into a genuine introspective journey for Esther to heal, move on with her past and eventually come back to life.




Monday August 16, 2021 11:45am - 1:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:50am MST

The Teacher
The Teacher (Muallim) (Subtitled)

Country of Origin: Turkey

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 2:10pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 2:10pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 9:30am
Monday, Aug 16 at 11:50am

Directed by: Muslim Sahin

Cast: Melih Selcuk, Sevtap Ozaltun, Ruhi Sari, Halit Karaata, Levent Sulun, Uğur Arslanoglu, Yigit Celebi

Synopsis: Ali, who was sent to France by the state for engineering education and returned as alienated to his identity, is arrested and exiled as a teacher to a town where he has to face all the values he despises, and the Reji that confiscates townspeople's only means of subsistence tobacco.

Trailer


Monday August 16, 2021 11:50am - 1:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:55am MST

Fruits of Labor
Fruits of Labor

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 4:50pm
Monday, Aug 16 at 11:55am

Directed by: Emily Cohen Ibañez

Synopsis: Ashley Solis is a high school senior who must divide her time between school and supporting her family as a second-generation Mexican American. Located in a California working class town, the harshness of agricultural labor in the strawberry fields shares a stark contrast with the beautiful nature and relationship to her spiritual ancestral upbringing. Director Emily Cohen Ibáñez documents Ashley’s life guided by the spirit world through her hardships and joys in modern America.




Monday August 16, 2021 11:55am - 1:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:20pm MST

Surge
Surge

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, Aug 16 at 2:20pm
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 10:10pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 9:20am

Directed by: Aneil Karia

Cast: Ben Whishaw, Ellie Haddington, Jasmine Jobson, Ian Gelder

Synopsis:. In spite of his contact with other people during the course of his job, Joseph, a security worker at a London airport, seems to be isolated from his surroundings. After a visit to his parents, something snaps inside this loner and another Joseph comes to light: one who takes what he wants, invades others’ personal space and does not even shy away from criminal acts. Thus begins his painful process of self discovery, the starting point of which is closer to many people’s actual living and working conditions than we would like to admit .




Monday August 16, 2021 2:20pm - 4:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:25pm MST

The Forbidden Strings
The Forbidden Strings (Subtitled)

Run Time: 75 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, Aug 16 at 2:25pm
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 9:10am
Thursday, Aug 19 at 2:20pm

Directed by: Hasan Noori

Synopsis: Akbar, Soori, Mohammed and Hakim, the children of Afghan parents who fled to Iran in the 1980s, have formed a rock band. All they miss now is an opportunity to play live. Despite the danger they will face, they dream of performing in Afghanistan. The Forbidden Strings shows the musical foursome struggling to get themselves heard, and follows them in the run-up to a historic day.

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Monday August 16, 2021 2:25pm - 3:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

Listen
Listen (Subtitled)

Run Time: 75 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 5:15pm
Monday, Aug 16 at 2:30pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 2:25pm

Directed by: Ana Rocha de Sousa

Cast: Lúcia Moniz, Sophia Myles, Ruben Garcia, Maisie Sly, Kiran Sonia Sawar, James Felner

Synopsis: When the wellbeing of their deaf daughter is put in jeopardy, a struggling Portuguese immigrant couple is forced to defy the British social services to keep their family together.

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Monday August 16, 2021 2:30pm - 3:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:50pm MST

Sin La Habana
Sin La Habana

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, Aug 15 at 11:40am
Monday, Aug 16 at 4:50pm

Directed by: Kaveh Nabatian

Cast: Yonah Acosta, Evelyn Castroda O’Farrill, Aki Yaghoubi

Synopsis: Leonardo and Sara, a young Afro-Cuban couple, are desperate to leave the island. They decide that the best way to emigrate is for Leonardo to seduce a foreign woman, get legal status in another country, and then send for Sara. The woman they choose is Nasim, an Iranian-Canadian divorcée who is running from an oppressive past and yearning to have fun for the first time in her life. When Leonardo convinces Nasim to marry him, he is able to move to Montreal, but his plan derails when real emotions get in the way.

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Monday August 16, 2021 4:50pm - 6:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:55pm MST

Far East Deep South
Far East Deep South

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday,  Aug 14 at 5:00pm    
Sunday, Aug 15 at 2:15pm     
Moday, Aug 16 at 4:55pm

Directed by: Larissa Lam

Cast: Baldwin Chiu, Charles Chiu, Edwin Chiu, Dr. Gordon Chang, Congresswoman Judy Chu

Synopsis: Charles Chiu and his family’s search for their roots takes them on an emotional and eye-opening journey through the Mississippi Delta, uncovering the racially complex history of Chinese immigrants in the segregated South. This family’s unforgettable story offers a poignant and important perspective on race relations, immigration and American identity.
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Monday August 16, 2021 4:55pm - 6:15pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:00pm MST

Monkey Beach
Monkey Beach

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 5:05pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 7:35pm
Monday, Aug 16 at 5:00pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 11:50am

Directed by: L. Sarah Todd

Cast: Grace Dove; Nathaniel Arcand; Adam Beach, Tina Lameman, Sera-lys McArthur; Joel Oulette; Nick Dangeli, Ta'Kaiya Blaney; Zoey Snow; Erica Wilson; Oliver Tru Sison; Sam Bob; Mike Dangeli

Synopsis: Lisa Hill returns to her parents’ home in the Haisla village of Kitamaat where she is confronted by a long-ignored but powerful connection to the supernatural world that surrounds her—a connection she will need if she is to save her brother who is lost at sea.
Trailer


Monday August 16, 2021 5:00pm - 6:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:05pm MST

When I'm Done Dying
When I'm Done Dying (Subtitled)

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 5:15pm
Monday, Aug 16 at 5:05pm
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 2:25pm

Directed by: Nisan Dag

Cast: Oktay Çubuk, Hayal Köseoglu, Ushan Çakir

Synopsis: In Istanbul, an aspiring rapper falls hard for an affluent DJ and engages in a relationship that soon becomes toxic. When I’m Done Dying is an emotional rollercoaster into the lives of Istanbul’s youth, steeped in edgy rap composed by one of the most acclaimed beatmakers and rappers in Turkey, Da Poet.

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Monday August 16, 2021 5:05pm - 6:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:30pm MST

Centerpiece Film: The Beta Test
The Beta Test

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, Aug 16th at 7:30pm

Directed by: Jim Cummings, PJ McCabe

Cast: Jim Cummings, PJ McCabe, Virginia Newcomb, Olivia Grace Applegate

Synopsis: A married Hollywood agent receives a mysterious letter for an anonymous sexual encounter and becomes ensnared in a sinister world of lying, infidelity, and digital data.



Monday August 16, 2021 7:30pm - 8:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

Keeping Company
Keeping Company

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, Aug 16 at 7:35pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 7:35pm

Directed by: Josh Wallace

Cast: Jacob Grodnik, Devin Das, Ahmed Bharoocha, Gillian Vigman, Suzanne Savoy

Synopsis: A fateful chain of events begins to unravel after two brash insurance salesmen go knocking on the wrong door and find themselves trapped in a stranger’s basement.

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Monday August 16, 2021 7:35pm - 8:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:40pm MST

Native American Directed Shorts
Native American Shorts

Run Time: 75 minutes
Screening Times:
Sunday, Aug 15 at 4:55pm
Monday, Aug 16 at 7:40pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 11:35am

Totsu (Redbird) (Subtitled)
Directed by: Jeremy Charles
Synopsis: An indigenous woman must confront a mysterious predator in parallel worlds of prehistory and dystopian future.

Big Sister Rug (Subtitled)
Directed by: Dwayne Joe
Synopsis: This documentary looks at the history and future of the world's largest hand-woven Navajo rug, the Big Sister rug.
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Inage’i (In The Woods) (Subtitled)
Directed by: Jeremy Charles
Synopsis: Performed entirely in the Cherokee Language, Inage'i follows four animal friends in their adventures on Turtle Island.

Guardian Angel  
Directed by: William Wayne
Synopsis: Two friends return to the Navajo Reservation seeking adventure in the boonies, unaware of what's out there.
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Livin' in the Light
Directed by: Tammy Klembith
Synopsis: Music video starring Onry, one of the only Black male professional opera singers in the Pacific Northwest.

Together
Directed by: Stanley Bain
Synopsis: Kelly, a recovering alcoholic, receives a message from his ex-boyfriend Mason asking for help, after not seeing him for months.


Monday August 16, 2021 7:40pm - 8:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:45pm MST

Antigone
Antigone  

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, Aug 16 at 7:45pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 9:05am

Directed by: Kevin Dressler with Travis Marsala

Cast: Isabelle Salceda, Donovan Blau, Alyssa Walsh, Billy Jones, Ian Nussle, Chandler Aguirre, Angela Kabasan, Sean Ryan McBride, Alexis Maxine Trujillo, Isabel Grasser, Michael Rodriguez, Linda Gomez & Romero Royster

Synopsis: Antigone loses two warring brothers in civil war. One is buried, one left to rot. Her uncle Creon, now King, governs with a nationalistic and misogynistic fervor, and Antigone is trapped by Creon's policies as she fights for the compassion in the natural and universal laws of a just society.

Trailer


Monday August 16, 2021 7:45pm - 9:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:05pm MST

Take Back the Night
Take Back the Night
Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, Aug 16 at 10:05pm    
Friday, Aug 20 at 10:20pm

Directed by: Gia Elliot
Cast: Emma Fitzpatrick, Angela Gulner, Jennifer Lafleur, Sibongile Mlambo, Corina Kinnear
Synopsis: When a local artist is violently attacked after being locked out of a warehouse party in downtown Los Angeles, her sister, her community and the authorities rush in to support her. Her memory of the attack is fragmented, but there are loose ends that haunt her. Loose ends that support a theory her attacker was more than human, that her attacker was a monster. But as Jane tugs on the threads looking for answers, she alienates her supporters. When the monster comes back to finish what it started and Jane becomes convinced what she is seeing is real, she launches a vigilante attack to kill the beast before it can kill her. As her efforts intensify, her troubling history of drug use and mental illness bubbles to the surface causing her family, community, and authorities to question the authenticity of her account. Suddenly alone in her fight, Jane starts to doubt her own memory of the attack… to doubt if the monster exists at all.


Monday August 16, 2021 10:05pm - 11:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:10pm MST

Warrior Spirit
Warrior Spirit

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, Aug 15 at 2:25pm
Monday, Aug 16 at 10:10pm

Directed by: Landon Dyksterhouse

Cast: Nicco Montano, Dana White, Ariel Helwani

Synopsis: Warrior Spirit is about the first Native American UFC champion Nicco Montano and her first title defense and her failed weight cut. Warrior Spirit is the remarkable true story about the dangers of extreme weight cutting in combat sports and how the UFC makes millions of dollars exploiting it's fighters.



Monday August 16, 2021 10:10pm - 11:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Tuesday, August 17
 

9:10am MST

Nudo Mixteco
Nudo Mixteco (Subtitled)

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 9:10am
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 2:30pm

Directed by: Ángeles Cruz

Cast: Noé Hernández, Aida Lopez, Eileen Yañez, Sonia Couoh, Myriam Bravo, Jorge Doal

Synopsis: Three stories that intertwine during the patron saint's celebration in San Mateo, a village of the Mixtec Oaxaca. Maria buries her mother, her father rejects her and, in uncertainty and pain, she proposes to Piedad, her childhood love, to leave with her. Esteban returns after three years to discover that Chabela, his wife, is living with another man; enraged he calls the village people to prosecute her in an assembly. Tona relives her own pain in the face of the abuse of her daughter when she returns to confront her family to protect her. Three stories that intertwine in a village of Mixtec Oaxaca, governed by local practices and customs.

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Tuesday August 17, 2021 9:10am - 11:00am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:15am MST

Ribblehead
Ribblehead

Country of Origin: UK

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 2:40pm 
Saturday, Aug 14 at 7:25pm 
Sunday, Aug 15 at 11:35am
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 9:15am

Directed by: Tom Young

Cast: Gareth Bennett-Ryan, Christy Sullivan

Synopsis: Mark Smithson, a formerly successful writer, is struggling with his second book. When a family connection leads him to investigate a local landmark, his writer's block is lifted. But soon he is drawn into a world of terrifying creativity that will endanger his sanity and his marriage.
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Tuesday August 17, 2021 9:15am - 10:45am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:20am MST

The Donut Dollies
The Donut Dollies

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 12:00pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 9:20am
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 9:20am

Directed by: Norm Anderson

Cast: Dorset Hoogland Anderson, Mary Blanchard Bowe

Synopsis: In 1968, two best friends flew into a war zone wearing powder blue dresses. They were Red Cross Donut Dollies. Their mission was to cheer up battle-worn GIs on the frontlines of the Vietnam War. 46 years later, they reunite in Vietnam and share their stories for the first time.
Trailer


Tuesday August 17, 2021 9:20am - 10:45am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:45am MST

No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics
No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 11:45am
Saturday, Aug 21 at 7:35pm

Directed by: Vivian Kleiman

Cast: Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, Rupert Kinnard, Jen Camper, Mary Wings

Synopsis: Five scrappy queer comic book artists journey from DIY work and isolation to the cover of Time Magazine and the international stage, offering a fascinating window into everything from the AIDS crisis and workplace discrimination to the search for love and a good haircut. Their work and personal stories are sure to make you laugh, but also make you think about the challenges and triumphs encountered and overcome along the way.

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Tuesday August 17, 2021 11:45am - 1:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:50am MST

Fires in the Dark
Fires in the Dark (Subtitled)

Country of Origin: France

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 9:00am
Saturday, Aug 14 at 11:35am
Sunday, Aug 15 at 4:45pm
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 11:50am

Directed by: Lienhard Dominique

Cast: Igor Van Dessel, Ana Girardot, Jérémie Elkaïm, Tom Rivoire, Louna Espinosa, Virgil Amadeï, Manon Chammah, Ophélie Bau

Synopsis: Seventeenth century. Set in a small village, nestled between the sea and the mountain, the father of Alan, a young fifteen-year-old boy, has sold himself for two years to indentured service. Alan is forced to take the place of his father and struggles to support his family.

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Tuesday August 17, 2021 11:50am - 1:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:55am MST

Love It Was Not
Love It Was Not

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, August 15 at 9:05am
Tuesday, August 17 at 11:55am

Directed by: Maya Sarfaty

Cast: Helena Citron, Roza Citron, Franz Wunsch

Synopsis: Beautiful and full of life, Helena Citron, is taken to Auschwitz as a young woman, and soon finds unlikely solace under the protection of Franz Wunsch, a high-ranking SS officer who falls in love with her and her magnetic singing voice. Risking execution if caught, they went on with their forbidden relationship until the war ended and the camp was liberated. Thirty years later, a letter arrives from Wunsch's wife asking Helena to “return the favor”-- testify on Wunsch's behalf. Faced with an impossible decision, Helena must choose. Will she help the man who brutalized so many lives, but saved hers?


Tuesday August 17, 2021 11:55am - 1:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:20pm MST

Red Heaven
Red Heaven

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, Aug 15 at 11:50am
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 2:20pm

Directed by: Lauren Defilippo, Katherine Gorringe

Cast: Tristan Bassingthwaighte, Sheyna Gifford, Christiane Heinicke, Carmel Johnston,Andrzej Stewart, Cyprien Verseux

Synopsis: In preparation for the first human mission to Mars, six volunteers take part in the ultimate dress rehearsal, living inside a year-long NASA simulation to understand the effects of isolation on the human mind. A shockingly prescient film for the current moment, RED HEAVEN is a testament to the human ability to endure in body and spirit, despite isolation and uncertain
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Tuesday August 17, 2021 2:20pm - 3:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:25pm MST

Cocoon (2020)
Cocoon (Subtitled)

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 7:40pm
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 2:25pm

Directed by: Leonie Krippendorff

Cast: Lena Urzendowsky, Jella Haase, Lena Klenke, Elina Vildanova

Synopsis: Nora, a shy 14-year-old Berlin girl, will never forget this way too hot summer. Surrounded by people with disrupted biographies, from different cultures and backgrounds, she makes her way into adulthood. Nora gets her first period, falls in love with another girl, learns to stand up for herself and gets her heart broken for the first time. When summer ends, things will never be the same again for Nora.

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Tuesday August 17, 2021 2:25pm - 4:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

Beans
Beans

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 2:25pm
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 2:30pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 11:55am

Directed by: Tracey Deer

Cast: Kiawentiio Tarbell, Rainbow Dickerson, Violah Beauvais, Paulina Alexis, D’Pharaoh Mckay Woon-a-Tai

Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Beans is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and delinquent adolescence; forced to grow up fast to become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Indigenous uprising known as The Oka Crisis, which tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990.


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Tuesday August 17, 2021 2:30pm - 3:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:50pm MST

The Mass Shooting Monologues
The Mass Shooting Monologues
Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 7:55pm
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 4:50pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 4:45pm

Directed by: Brian Ronalds

Cast: Vai Patri, Leif Ronalds, Tom Malloy, Kee Chan, Brennan Murray, Paige Palermo, Alaina Gianci, Elijah Gale, Leah Hingorani, Susan Sindelar, Michael Sean Corbett, Jessica Carlin, Parker Stewart

Synopsis: Centers on a high school mass shooting stemming from bullying.
Trailer


Tuesday August 17, 2021 4:50pm - 6:10pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:55pm MST

After Love
After Love

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 4:55pm    
Thursday, Aug 19 at 9:10am

Directed by: Aleem Khan

Cast: Joanna Scanlan, Nathalie Richard, Talid Ariss, Nasser Memarzia

Synopsis: Mary Hussain, who converted to Islam when she married and is now in her early 60s, lives quietly with her husband Ahmed. Following his unexpected death, she suddenly finds herself a widow. A day after the burial, she discovers that he had a secret life just twenty-one miles away from their Dover home, across the Channel in Calais. The shocking discovery compels her to go there to find out more.

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Tuesday August 17, 2021 4:55pm - 6:15pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:00pm MST

P.S. Burn This Letter Please
P.S. Burn This Letter Please

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 7:40pm
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 5:00pm

Directed by: Michael Seligman, Jennifer Tiexiera

Synopsis: A box of letters, held in secret for nearly 60 years, ignites a 5-year exploration into a part of LGBT history that has never been told. The letters, written in the 1950s by a group of New York City drag queens, open a window into a forgotten world where being yourself meant breaking the law and where the penalties for “masquerading” as a woman were swift and severe.
Trailer


Tuesday August 17, 2021 5:00pm - 6:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:05pm MST

In A Different Key
In a Different Key

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 2:15pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 5:00pm
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 5:05pm
JUST ADDED: Saturday, August 21 at 10:30am

Directed by: Caren Zucker and John Donvan

Cast: Donald Triplett, Mickey McGuinness, Nick Pletnikoff, Jonah Lutz, Sheamus McCarver, Del Parks, Amy Gravino, John Elder Robison

Synopsis: A mother tracks down the first person diagnosed with autism, an elderly man now living in Mississippi, to learn what promise his story -- and those of others on the spectrum -- hold for her own autistic son. Her journey exposes cruelty and kindness alike, but ultimately leads to hope.

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Tuesday August 17, 2021 5:05pm - 6:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:30pm MST

Centerpiece Film - Set!
Set!

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time:
Tuesday, August 17 at 7:30pm

Directed by: Scott Gawlik

Synopsis: Table setting – for most of us is a chore, but for some it’s a sport. Once a year, a group of highly competitive table-setters vie for the “Best of Show” ribbon at the Orange County Fair competition, often referred to as “The Olympics of Table Setting”.





Tuesday August 17, 2021 7:30pm - 8:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

The Last Matinee
The Last Matinee

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 10:05pm
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 7:35pm

Directed by: Maximiliano Contenti

Cast: Luciana Grasso, Ricardo Islas, Julieta Spinelli, Franco Duran

Synopsis: The 90’s. Everything seems to indicate that the little attended screening of a cinema will pass peacefully. But the rain brings a silent killer into the room. The young woman in charge of the screening will have to face this threat if she wants to save her and the audience’s lives.

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Tuesday August 17, 2021 7:35pm - 8:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:40pm MST

Nora Highland
Nora Highland

Run Time: 65 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 7:40pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 2:15pm

Directed by: Ryan Spahn

Cast: Marin Ireland, Michael Hsu Rosen, Mallory Portnoy, Carlease Burke, Eric Patrick Harper, Henry Jenkinson & featuring the voice of Michael Urie

Synopsis: Nora Highland follows the casting process of a notable gay character in an upcoming Broadway revival and explores the phenomenon of straight performers being lauded for their work in queer roles. Adapted from a play of the same name this is a damning look at how and why over 60 straight/cis actors have been Oscar-nominated for playing queer roles while only one queer actor has been Oscar-nominated for doing the same.




Tuesday August 17, 2021 7:40pm - 8:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:45pm MST

Arizona Shorts A
Arizona Shorts A

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, Aug 14 at 4:50pm 
Tuesday, Aug -17 at 7:45pm 
Sun, Aug 22 at 11:15am

The Believer
Directed by: Huntr McMillan
Synopsis: A young gangster is torn between right and wrong on the day of his 18th birthday.

The Bank Robbery
Directed by: John Marrs
Synopsis: An incompetent gang out old west outlaws tries to rob a bank with hilarious results.

A Story About Alexi Devilliers
Directed by: Tatum Garvey
Synopsis: This documentary explores how Alexi Devilliers's love for cooking and art became a life-savor for the homeless at Justa Center.

Mind Over Time
Directed by: Will Holst
Synopsis: A young woman attempts to travel back in time to undo a mistake she has regretted for years.
Trailer

WHAT IF
Directed by: Tammy Klembith
Synopsis:  A woman experiences strange occurrences that trigger events beyond her control, including the very nature of her own existence.
Trailer

ZAP!
Directed by: Philip Sedgwick
Synopsis: An astronomer sharing backyard observations of the center of our galaxy has a run-in with mosquitoes and a bug zapper.
Trailer

Level
Directed by: Matt Linderman
Synopsis: A hardened carpenter whose son is dying and whose marriage is falling apart races to build his son’s last request.
Trailer


Tuesday August 17, 2021 7:45pm - 9:15pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:05pm MST

We Need to Do Something
We Need to Do Something

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 10:05pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 10:15pm

Directed by: Sean King O’Grady

Cast: Sierra McCormick, Vinessa Shaw, Pat Healy, Lisette Alexis, John James Cronin

Synopsis: After Melissa and her family seek shelter from a storm, they become trapped. With no sign of rescue, hours turn to days and Melissa comes to realize that she and her girlfriend Amy might have something to do with the horrors that threaten to tear her family - and the entire world, apart.




Tuesday August 17, 2021 10:05pm - 11:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:10pm MST

Cryptozoo
Cryptozoo

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 10:10pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 7:40pm

Directed by: Dash Shaw

Cast: Lake Bell, Zoe Kazan, Michael Cera, Louisa Krause, Peter Stormare, Thomas Jay Ryan, Grace Zabriskie and Angeliki Papoulia

Synopsis: Featuring the voice talents of Lake Bell, Zoe Kazan, Michael Cera, Louisa Krause, Peter Stormare, Thomas Jay Ryan, and Grace Zabriskie, the film follows cryptozookeepers through a richly-drawn hallucinatory world as they struggle to capture a baku (a legendary dream-eating hybrid creature) and begin to wonder if they should display these rare beasts in the confines of a zoo, or if these mythical creatures should remain hidden and unknown.




Tuesday August 17, 2021 10:10pm - 11:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Wednesday, August 18
 

9:10am MST

The Forbidden Strings
The Forbidden Strings (Subtitled)

Run Time: 75 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, Aug 16 at 2:25pm
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 9:10am
Thursday, Aug 19 at 2:20pm

Directed by: Hasan Noori

Synopsis: Akbar, Soori, Mohammed and Hakim, the children of Afghan parents who fled to Iran in the 1980s, have formed a rock band. All they miss now is an opportunity to play live. Despite the danger they will face, they dream of performing in Afghanistan. The Forbidden Strings shows the musical foursome struggling to get themselves heard, and follows them in the run-up to a historic day.

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Wednesday August 18, 2021 9:10am - 10:25am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:15am MST

Queen of the Andes
Queen of the Andes

Country of Origin: Canada

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 9:30am
Saturday, Aug 14 at 4:45pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 2:10pm
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 9:15am -

Directed by: Jillian Acreman

Cast: Bhreagh MacNeil, Hailey Chown, Cassidy Ingersoll

Synopsis: Pillar has been drafted against her will on a one-way tour to colonize Mars. These are her last days on earth.

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Wednesday August 18, 2021 9:15am - 10:55am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:20am MST

Lifelines
Lifelines (Subtitled)

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, Aug 16 at 11:45am
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 9:20am

Directed by: Fabienne Godet

Cast: Julie Moulier, Lucie Debay, Arnaud Valois, Angélina Woreth, Maxime Taffanel, Matilde Serrão, Ana Brandão

Synopsis: Esther (Julie Moulier) receives an anonymous diary, written 20 years ago by a young girl in hospital. The girl’s story resonates deeply with Esther, who is still suffering from a recent break-up. Supported by her best friend Elena (Lucie Debay), Esther becomes obsessed with finding the diary’s mysterious author and getting to know what became of her. Her investigation turns into a genuine introspective journey for Esther to heal, move on with her past and eventually come back to life.


Wednesday August 18, 2021 9:20am - 11:10am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:45am MST

Try Harder!
Try Harder!

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 9:05am
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 11:45am

Directed by: Debbie Lum

Cast: Alvan Cai, Shea Fairchild, Rachael Schmidt, Ian Wang, Sophia Wu

Synopsis: San Francisco’s Lowell High, one of the best public schools in the country, draws high achievers--nearly 70% Asian Americans--from across the city into a fiercely competitive universe. The camera follows seniors through the hallways and into classrooms as the pressure intensifies to impress admissions officers at elite universities with their report cards, test scores, and overall awesomeness. The students proudly own their identity as nerds and tell their stories with candor and humor despite the stress. Will they achieve their dreams? What happens if they fail?
Trailer


Wednesday August 18, 2021 11:45am - 1:10pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:50am MST

Puppy Love
Puppy Love

Country of Origin: Canada

Run Time: 110 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 13, at 7:25pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 12:05pm    
Sunday, Aug 15 at 9:00am     
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 11:50am

Directed by: Michael Maxxis

Cast: Hopper Jack Penn, Paz De La Huerta, Cowboy Cerrone, Mickey Avalon, Michael Madsen, Wayne Newton and Rosanna Arquette

Synopsis: The true story of a prophetic young dishwasher with brain-damage and a homeless prostitute who are brought together through obscene circumstances and embark on a perverse, yet strangely beautiful journey through the gutter.


Wednesday August 18, 2021 11:50am - 1:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:55am MST

Driveways
Driveways

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, Aug 15 at 2:30pm
Monday, Aug 16 at 9:20am 
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 11:50am

Directed by: Andrew Ahn

Cast: Brian Dennehy, Lucas Jaye, Hong Chau
Synopsis: A lonesome boy (Lucas Jaye) accompanies his mother (Hong Chau) on a trip to clean out his late aunt’s house, and ends up forming an unexpected friendship with the retiree (Brian Dennehy) who lives next door


Wednesday August 18, 2021 11:55am - 1:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:20pm MST

The Big Scary 'S' Word
The Big Scary 'S' Word
 
Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, Aug 16 at 9:10am 
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 2:20pm

Directed by: Yael Bridge

Cast: Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cornel West, and Naomi Klein

Synopsis: Featuring new and archival interviews The Big Scary “S” Word explores the rich history of the American socialist movement. Weaving together hidden episodes of history and verité footage, the film shows that, contrary to popular belief, socialism is in fact deeply American and led to popular government programs such as public schools and Medicare.


Wednesday August 18, 2021 2:20pm - 3:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:25pm MST

When I'm Done Dying
When I'm Done Dying (Subtitled)

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 5:15pm
Monday, Aug 16 at 5:05pm
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 2:25pm

Directed by: Nisan Dag

Cast: Oktay Çubuk, Hayal Köseoglu, Ushan Çakir

Synopsis: In Istanbul, an aspiring rapper falls hard for an affluent DJ and engages in a relationship that soon becomes toxic. When I’m Done Dying is an emotional rollercoaster into the lives of Istanbul’s youth, steeped in edgy rap composed by one of the most acclaimed beatmakers and rappers in Turkey, Da Poet.

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Wednesday August 18, 2021 2:25pm - 4:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

Nudo Mixteco
Nudo Mixteco

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 9:10am
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 2:30pm

Directed by: Ángeles Cruz

Cast: Noé Hernández, Aida Lopez, Eileen Yañez, Sonia Couoh, Myriam Bravo, Jorge Doal

Synopsis: Three stories that intertwine during the patron saint's celebration in San Mateo, a village of the Mixtec Oaxaca. Maria buries her mother, her father rejects her and, in uncertainty and pain, she proposes to Piedad, her childhood love, to leave with her. Esteban returns after three years to discover that Chabela, his wife, is living with another man; enraged he calls the village people to prosecute her in an assembly. Tona relives her own pain in the face of the abuse of her daughter when she returns to confront her family to protect her. Three stories that intertwine in a village of Mixtec Oaxaca, governed by local practices and customs.

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Wednesday August 18, 2021 2:30pm - 3:50pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:50pm MST

Moving Ashley
Moving Ashley
 
Run Time: 60 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 7:55pm
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 4:50pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 2:10pm

Directed by: Melissa Farley

Cast: Christina King, Stephen Kessen, Liza Davis, McKenzie Jones
Synopsis: When her boyfriend kicks her out of the house, Ashley turns to an unlikely source for helping her move, her socially awkward co-worker David. With David's help, Ashley comes to terms with where her life is headed.

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Wednesday August 18, 2021 4:50pm - 5:50pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:55pm MST

Ludi
Ludi

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 11:40am
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 4:55pm

Directed by: Edson Jean

Cast: Shein Mompremier, Alan Myles Heyman, Madelin Marchant, Success St. Fleur Jr., Plus Pierre, Kerline “Kae” Alce

Synopsis: Ludi, a hardworking and exhausted nurse, battles coworkers, clients and one impatient bus driver to learn her self worth as she chases the American Dream in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood.


Wednesday August 18, 2021 4:55pm - 6:15pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:00pm MST

African American Directed Shorts
African American Directed Shorts

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, Aug 14 at 4:55pm
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 5:00pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 2:15pm

A Machine For Boredom
Directed by: Marc Cartwright
Synopsis: Isolation drives a man to rethink his position within a capitalistic society.
Trailer

Periphery
Directed by: Lonnie Edwards
Synopsis: A unique retrospect dissecting the struggle of being black in America. Narrated by James Baldwin.
Mickey Hardaway
Directed by: Marcellus Cox
Synopsis: A Young Sketch Artist visits a well renowned psychiatrist as his life begins sprawling out of control.
Trailer

Lavender Boy

Directed by: Donavan Edwards
Synopsis: A government official faces a tough decision after two FBI agents question him about his sexuality.
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Remembrance
Directed by: Tom White
Synopsis:  Two broken souls find one another on the road to recovery that reveals they share an even deeper connection.
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MO
Directed by: Shawn Pipkin-West
Synopsis: A struggling single mother reignites her passion of becoming a musician when she takes a job as an ESL teacher.
Trailer

Latasha Harlins: A Rose That Grew from Concrete
Directed by: Shannon Dion
Synopsis: Latasha Harlins, 15-year-old girl who struggles to find herself in a world where she must overcome unbearable heartbreaks.
Trailer


Wednesday August 18, 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:05pm MST

Not Going Quietly
Not Going Quietly

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 5:05pm 
Thursday, Aug 19 at 11:40am 

Directed by: Nicholas Bruckman

Cast: Ady Barkan, Rachael King, Liz Jaff, Tracey Corder, Nate Smith, Ana Maria Archila

Synopsis: When a young father chances to meet a powerful senator on an airplane, their exchange goes viral, sparking one of the most unlikely political movements in a generation.
Trailer


Wednesday August 18, 2021 5:05pm - 6:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:30pm MST

Centerpiece Film - Mission: Joy (Finding Happiness in Troubled Times)
Mission: Joy (Finding Happiness in Troubled Times) (Subtitled)
Run Time: 90 minutes
Screening Time(s):
Wednesday, August 18 at 7:30 pm
Directed by: Louie Psihoyos, Peggy Callahan
Cast:  Desmond Tutu, The Dalai Lama
Synopsis: An exploration of the unlikely friendship of two international icons who transcend religion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama & Archbishop Tutu. In their final joint mission, these self-described mischievous brothers give a master class in how to create joy in a world that was never easy for them. They offer neuroscience-backed wisdom to help each of us live with more joy, despite circumstances.


Wednesday August 18, 2021 7:30pm - 8:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

Danni and the Vampire
Danni and the Vampire

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 13 at 10:05pm
Wednesday, August 18 at 7:35pm

Directed by: Max Werkmeister

Cast: Alexandra Landau, Henry Kiely, Caron Clancey, Scott Vermeire, Lew Hopson, Megan Therese Rippey, Autumn Harrison, Derek Ocampo, Maria Olsen, Lauren Reeder

Synopsis: Danni and The Vampire is a western-influenced supernatural indie romantic dark comedy about a madcap drifter named Danni who tries to reignite a special feeling from her past by helping a vampire named Remy achieve his dreams.

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Wednesday August 18, 2021 7:35pm - 8:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:40pm MST

Come On In
Come On In

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 7:35pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 9:20am
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 7:40pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 11:55am

Directed by: Daniel Callahan

Cast: Daniel Callahan, Patrice Jean-Baptist, Jordan Lloyd, Abner Valdez, Andrea Lyman, Ezra Stevens, Cliff Blake

Synopsis: After a failed attempt at “making it,” Lei returns home to a dead end job depression. When he is contacted by a mysterious caller at work, a twisted journey ensues in which the lines between reality and fantasy, past and present and dream and nightmare blur into a maddening labyrinth.

Trailer


Wednesday August 18, 2021 7:40pm - 9:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:45pm MST

Arizona Shorts B
Arizona Shorts B

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Sunday, Aug 15 at 4:50pm 
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 7:45pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 2:35pm

Waffle
Directed by: Victor Vargas
Synopsis: After a difficult breakup with his first love, Jay's left with one special gift -- his dog, Waffle.

Pink
Directed by: Angel Ruiz
Synopsis: A couple must use their wits to survive an attack from a mugger on their anniversary.

2nd Sight
Directed by: Frank Lugo
Synopsis: A woman works at a psychiatric hospital that experiments on death-row inmates, or at least, that is what she thinks.
Trailer

Love Drug
Directed by: Sheila Patterson
Synopsis: A desperate couple takes a promising new drug in hopes of rekindling their romance, unaware of its true side effects.
Trailer

Asterion
Directed by: Kevin Kittle
Synopsis: A mercenary group's clandestine mission spirals out of control when they're attacked by both their rivals and something much worse.

Portrait
Directed by: Tyler McDonald
Synopsis: Phoenix painter Lauren Cheney describes her inspirations, how she paints and why she feels the need to create art.
Trailer

Reconcile
Directed by: Killian Davies
Synopsis: Two siblings attempt to put their differences aside to lay their father to rest.
Trailer


Wednesday August 18, 2021 7:45pm - 9:15pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:05pm MST

The Strings
The Strings

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 10:05pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 4:50pm

Directed by: Ryan Glover
Cast: Teagan Johnston, Jenna Schaefer, April Aliermo, Toby Hendy, Lora Bidner, Tara Niewiadomski

Synopsis: In the dead of winter, Catherine, a talented musician, travels to her aunt's remote coastal cottage to work on new material in solitude. Once there, she and local photographer Grace spark up a budding romance while visiting an abandoned farmhouse with a disturbing past. Soon after, strange and seemingly supernatural occurrences begin to manifest at the cottage, escalating each night and dangerously eroding Catherine's sense of reality.

TRAILER


Wednesday August 18, 2021 10:05pm - 11:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:10pm MST

Surge
Surge

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, Aug 16 at 2:20pm
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 10:10pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 9:20am

Directed by: Aneil Karia

Cast: Ben Whishaw, Ellie Haddington, Jasmine Jobson, Ian Gelder

Synopsis:. In spite of his contact with other people during the course of his job, Joseph, a security worker at a London airport, seems to be isolated from his surroundings. After a visit to his parents, something snaps inside this loner and another Joseph comes to light: one who takes what he wants, invades others’ personal space and does not even shy away from criminal acts. Thus begins his painful process of self discovery, the starting point of which is closer to many people’s actual living and working conditions than we would like to admit .



Wednesday August 18, 2021 10:10pm - 11:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Thursday, August 19
 

9:05am MST

Antigone
Antigone  

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, Aug 16 at 7:45pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 9:05am

Directed by: Kevin Dressler with Travis Marsala

Cast: Isabelle Salceda, Donovan Blau, Alyssa Walsh, Billy Jones, Ian Nussle, Chandler Aguirre, Angela Kabasan, Sean Ryan McBride, Alexis Maxine Trujillo, Isabel Grasser, Michael Rodriguez, Linda Gomez & Romero Royster

Synopsis: Antigone loses two warring brothers in civil war. One is buried, one left to rot. Her uncle Creon, now King, governs with a nationalistic and misogynistic fervor, and Antigone is trapped by Creon's policies as she fights for the compassion in the natural and universal laws of a just society.
Trailer


Thursday August 19, 2021 9:05am - 10:50am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:10am MST

After Love
After Love

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 4:55pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 9:10am

Directed by: Aleem Khan

Cast: Joanna Scanlan, Nathalie Richard, Talid Ariss, Nasser Memarzia

Synopsis: Mary Hussain, who converted to Islam when she married and is now in her early 60s, lives quietly with her husband Ahmed. Following his unexpected death, she suddenly finds herself a widow. A day after the burial, she discovers that he had a secret life just twenty-one miles away from their Dover home, across the Channel in Calais. The shocking discovery compels her to go there to find out more.

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Thursday August 19, 2021 9:10am - 11:00am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:15am MST

How to Stop a Recurring Dream
How To Stop A Recurring Dream

Country of Origin: UK

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 11:35am
Saturday, Aug 14 at 9:00am
Sunday, Aug 15 at 7:25pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 9:15am

Directed by: Edward Morris

Cast: Ruby Barker, Lily Rose Aslandogdu, Miranda Nolan, Jamie Michie, Andre Flynn, Adam Hugill

Synopsis: Exploring themes of separation and loss, this dreamy trip takes place over a weekend in the lives of two sisters. An imminent family separation forces the oldest daughter to kidnap her sister in an attempt to reconnect before they part.

Trailer


Thursday August 19, 2021 9:15am - 10:40am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:20am MST

Surge
Surge

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, Aug 16 at 2:20pm
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 10:10pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 9:20am

Directed by: Aneil Karia

Cast: Ben Whishaw, Ellie Haddington, Jasmine Jobson, Ian Gelder

Synopsis:. In spite of his contact with other people during the course of his job, Joseph, a security worker at a London airport, seems to be isolated from his surroundings. After a visit to his parents, something snaps inside this loner and another Joseph comes to light: one who takes what he wants, invades others’ personal space and does not even shy away from criminal acts. Thus begins his painful process of self discovery, the starting point of which is closer to many people’s actual living and working conditions than we would like to admit .



Thursday August 19, 2021 9:20am - 11:05am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:40am MST

Not Going Quietly
Not Going Quietly

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 5:05pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 11:40am

Directed by: Nicholas Bruckman

Cast: Ady Barkan, Rachael King, Liz Jaff, Tracey Corder, Nate Smith, Ana Maria Archila

Synopsis: When a young father chances to meet a powerful senator on an airplane, their exchange goes viral, sparking one of the most unlikely political movements in a generation.
Trailer


Thursday August 19, 2021 11:40am - 1:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:45am MST

We Are The Thousand
We Are The Thousand (Subtitled)

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, Aug 15 at 5:15pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 11:45am

Directed by: Anita Rivaroli

Synopsis: A fan of rock music, Fabio wants to convince the Foo Fighters to perform in his little village in Italy. To do that he gathered 1,000 musicians to simultaneously play one of the Foo Fighter’s songs, and in doing so, he created a huge community who became the biggest rock band on Earth.

TRAILER


Thursday August 19, 2021 11:45am - 1:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:50am MST

Man of God
Man of God

Country of Origin: Greece

Run Time: 110 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 7:40pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 9:30am
Sunday, Aug 15 at 2:40pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 11:50am

Directed by: Yelena Popovic

Cast: Aris Servetalis, Alexander Petrov, Mickey Rourke

Synopsis: Exiled unjustly, convicted without trial, slandered without cause. Man of God depicts the trials and tribulations of Saint Nektarios of Aegina, as he bears the unjust hatred of his enemies while preaching the Word of God.

TRAILER


Thursday August 19, 2021 11:50am - 1:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:55am MST

Beans
Beans

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 2:25pm
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 2:30pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 11:55am

Directed by: Tracey Deer

Cast: Kiawentiio Tarbell, Rainbow Dickerson, Violah Beauvais, Paulina Alexis, D’Pharaoh Mckay Woon-a-Tai

Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Beans is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and delinquent adolescence; forced to grow up fast to become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Indigenous uprising known as The Oka Crisis, which tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990.


TRAILER


Thursday August 19, 2021 11:55am - 1:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:15pm MST

Nora Highland
Nora Highland

Run Time: 65 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 4:50pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 2:15pm

Directed by: Ryan Spahn

Cast: Marin Ireland, Michael Hsu Rosen, Mallory Portnoy, Carlease Burke, Eric Patrick Harper, Henry Jenkinson & featuring the voice of Michael Urie

Synopsis: Nora Highland follows the casting process of a notable gay character in an upcoming Broadway revival and explores the phenomenon of straight performers being lauded for their work in queer roles. Adapted from a play of the same name this is a damning look at how and why over 60 straight/cis actors have been Oscar-nominated for playing queer roles while only one queer actor has been Oscar-nominated for doing the same.


Thursday August 19, 2021 2:15pm - 3:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:20pm MST

The Forbidden Strings
The Forbidden Strings (Subtitled)

Run Time: 75 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, Aug 16 at 2:25pm
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 9:10am
Thursday, Aug 19 at 2:20pm

Directed by: Hasan Noori

Synopsis: Akbar, Soori, Mohammed and Hakim, the children of Afghan parents who fled to Iran in the 1980s, have formed a rock band. All they miss now is an opportunity to play live. Despite the danger they will face, they dream of performing in Afghanistan. The Forbidden Strings shows the musical foursome struggling to get themselves heard, and follows them in the run-up to a historic day.

TRAILER


Thursday August 19, 2021 2:20pm - 3:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:25pm MST

Listen
Listen (Subtitled)

Run Time: 75 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 5:15pm
Monday, Aug 16 at 2:30pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 2:25pm

Directed by: Ana Rocha de Sousa

Cast: Lúcia Moniz, Sophia Myles, Ruben Garcia, Maisie Sly, Kiran Sonia Sawar, James Felner

Synopsis: When the wellbeing of their deaf daughter is put in jeopardy, a struggling Portuguese immigrant couple is forced to defy the British social services to keep their family together.

TRAILER




Thursday August 19, 2021 2:25pm - 3:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

Documentary Shorts B
Documentary Shorts B

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, Aug 14 at 11:50am
Thursday, Aug 19 at 2:30pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 4:45pm

Familia
Directed by: Germano Kuerten
Synopsis: Rebeca De Lins Costa and her husband, Kildare Silva, are a Brazilian family living in Los Angeles with their children, Gabriela (6) and Rafael (2). When Kildare suffers a life-altering injury, they all learn just how important family is.

A Break For Impact
Directed by: Christine Kane
Synopsis: A collegiate legal studies group from Florida journeys to the Texas-Mexico border to help fight the growing humanitarian crisis.
Trailer


Thursday August 19, 2021 2:30pm - 4:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:50pm MST

U-105 / American Strongman in India
U-105 American Strongman in India 

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, Aug 15 at 7:55pm 
Thursday, Aug 19 at 4:50pm 
Friday, Aug 20 at 11:35am 

Directed by: Casey Grant

Cast: Marshall Zinn, Tyler Young, Johnny Wasiczko

Synopsis: In this travel/sports documentary, American strongman Marshall Zinn travels to Kolkata, India to compete with some of the best strength athletes in the world. Struggling with a recent injury, Marshall has to contend with not only the challenges of an unfamiliar culture, but his own limitations.

Trailer


Thursday August 19, 2021 4:50pm - 6:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:55pm MST

World Cinema Shorts
World Cinema Shorts

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, Aug 13 at 5:00pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 4:55pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 9:00am

The Scapegoat (Subtitled)
India
Directed by: Tathagata Ghosh
Synopsis: A woman in rural Bengal must stand up against the hate politics to prevent the bigots from causing more atrocities.
Trailer

Standing Woman
UK
Directed by: Tony Hipwell
Synopsis: Wrestling with the recent ‘planting’ of his wife, Tom embarks on an emotional journey to say a final goodbye.
Trailer

Betur sjá augu (See No Evil) (Subtitled)
Iceland
Directed by: Peter Callow, Sesselía Ólafs
Synopsis: Betur sjá augu (See No Evil) is a family-friendly short film about isolated individuals yearning for human contact and connection.

My Other Suit is Human
Ireland
Directed by: Andrew Paul Montague
Synopsis: A young couple, grieving the loss of their son, hit a difficult point in their relationship as they both struggle to cope.
Trailer

Dandelion
New Zealand
Directed by: Jane Ballentyne
Synopsis: A woman struggles to connect with her withdrawn husband when a familiar dark cloud settles in for their journey home.
Trailer


Thursday August 19, 2021 4:55pm - 6:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:00pm MST

Women is Losers
Women is Losers

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 7:35pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 2:30pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 5:00pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 11:40pm

Directed by: Lissette Feliciano

Cast: Lorenza Izzo, Bryan Craig, Chrissie Fit, Simu Liu, Liza Weil, Steven Bauer, Cranston Johnson, Alejandra Miranda, Lincoln Bonilla, Shalim Ortiz, Alessandra Toressani, Ivana De Maria

Synopsis: In 1960’s San Francisco, a once-promising catholic school girl, Celina Guerrera (Lorenza Izzo), sets out to rise above the oppression of poverty and invest in a future for herself that sets new precedents for the time. Inspired by real women and the Janis Joplin song of the same title.

Trailer

Thursday August 19, 2021 5:00pm - 6:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:05pm MST

Documentary Shorts A
Documentary Shorts A

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, Aug 13 at 11:50am
Thu, Aug 19 at 5:05pm
Sat, Aug 21 at 2:10pm

RISE
Director: Hannah Byrd
Synopsis:  A previously homeless man takes a ride through his past to understand the present and how it affects his future.
Trailer

ReBuilding Butte
Director: Amanda Lipp
Synopsis:  The heartfelt story of a tiny home building project for survivors of one of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires.
Trailer

The Bears on Pine Ridge

Director: Noel Bass
Synopsis: A story of hope and Native American youth resiliency, during a State of Emergency crisis on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Trailer


Thursday August 19, 2021 5:05pm - 6:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:30pm MST

Centerpiece Film - The Lost Leonardo
The Lost Leonardo

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Thursday, August 19 at 7:30 pm

Directed by: Andreas Koefoed

Synopsis: THE LOST LEONARDO tells the inside story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold at $450 million, claimed to be a long-lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci. From the moment it is purchased from a shady New Orleans auction house, and its buyers discover masterful brushstrokes beneath its cheap restoration, the fate of the Salvator Mundi is driven by an insatiable quest for fame, money and power. But as its price soars, so do questions about its authenticity. Is this multi-million dollar painting actually by Leonardo – or do certain power players simply want it to be? Unravelling the hidden agendas of the world’s richest men and most powerful art institutions, THE LOST LEONARDO reveals how vested interests became all-important, and the truth secondary.

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Thursday August 19, 2021 7:30pm - 8:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

Between Waves
Between Waves

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 7:50pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 7:35pm

Directed by: Virginia Abramovich

Cast: Fiona Graham, Luke Robinson, Miguel Damião, Stacey Bernstein, Sebastian Deery, Edwige Jean-Pierre
Synopsis: After his disappearance, Jamie purses her missing lover through parallel dimensions until she collides with a shattering revelation. This is a cerebral, fast-paced science fiction story, with romantic longing at its core. A visually beautiful film wrapped in shades of blue with highlights of sea green.

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Thursday August 19, 2021 7:35pm - 8:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:40pm MST

LatinX Directed Shorts
Latinx Shorts

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday,  Aug 13 at 4:55pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 7:40pm 
Saturday, Aug 21 at 5:05pm

At Last
Directed by: Lorena Gordon
Synopsis: A timid high school girl reveals her truth during the most important night of the year.
Trailer

Águilas (Subtitled)
Directed by: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Maite Zubiaurre
Synopsis:  Águilas follows the Aguilas del Desierto volunteers as they search along the southern border of Arizona to recover missing loved ones.
Trailer

Dreamer
Directed by: Vergi Rodriguez
Synopsis: Lily Cruz is a Dreamer on a medical mission. Upon returning to the USA, a TSA agent isn’t so welcoming.

Tesoro
Directed by: Roxanna Denise Stevens Ibarra
Synopsis: Riding through South Tucson and time, an older man revisits his youth in preparation to sell his car -- his Tesoro.

The Forgotten Place
Directed by: Oscar Rene Lozoya
Synopsis: Eric has always wanted a best friend, today might be his lucky day.

Breaking Through
Directed by: Kira Kalush
Synopsis: A woman gets stuck in a bathroom and it kinda, sorta changes her life, actually.

BFFS
Directed by: Elia Urquiza
Synopsis: On the last day of their last summer together, BFFs Paloma and Luz set on a road trip to college.


Thursday August 19, 2021 7:40pm - 9:10pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:45pm MST

The Work is Hard and Not Done: Being Black in the Valley
The Work is Hard and Not Done: Being Black in the Valley 

Run Time: 60 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Thursday, Aug 19 at 7:45pm

Directed by: Judd Slivka

Cast: Avery Strachan, Clottee Hammons, Edwin Molina, ESQ., Matthew Whitaker, Pastor Terry Mackey, Pastor Dr. Warren H. Stewart Sr., Rachel Frazier Johnson, Teresa Anderson, Caribe Devine, Bruce Cooper, Rachel McNeil

Synopsis: The summer of 2020 was a summer of change and new visibility when it came to race relations in America. But the more things change, the more they stayed the same. Being Black in the Valley took four historic events in Arizona and connected them to modern themes.

Trailer


Thursday August 19, 2021 7:45pm - 8:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:05pm MST

The Feast (Subtitled)
The Feast (Subtitled)

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Thursday, Aug 19 at 10:05pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 10:15pm

Directed by: Lee Haven Jones

Cast: Annes Elwy, Nia Roberts, Julian Lewis Jones, Steffan Cennydd, Sion Davies, Lisa Palfrey

Synopsis: THE FEAST is told over the course of one evening as a wealthy family gathers for a sumptuous dinner in their ostentatious house in the Welsh mountains. The guests are a local business man and a neighboring farmer and the intent is to secure a business deal to mine in the surrounding countryside. When a mysterious young woman arrives to be their waitress for the evening, the family's beliefs and values are challenged as her quiet yet disturbing presence begins to unravel their lives. Slowly, deliberately and with the most terrifying consequences.




Thursday August 19, 2021 10:05pm - 11:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:10pm MST

The Last Out
The Last Out (Subtitled)

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 2:15pm    
Thursday, Aug 19 at 10:10pm

Directed by: Sami Khan

Cast: Happy Oliveros, Carlos O. González, and Victor Baró

Synopsis: Three young Cuban baseball players leave their families and risk exile to train in Central America and chase their dreams of playing in the Major Leagues. Filmed over more than four years, THE LAST OUT tells the very human story of people caught between countries who want nothing more than to make a better life for their families.





Thursday August 19, 2021 10:10pm - 11:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Friday, August 20
 

9:00am MST

World Cinema Shorts
World Cinema Shorts

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, Aug 13 at 5:00pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 4:55pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 9:00am

The Scapegoat (Subtitled)
India
Directed by: Tathagata Ghosh
Synopsis: A woman in rural Bengal must stand up against the hate politics to prevent the bigots from causing more atrocities.
Trailer

Standing Woman
UK
Directed by: Tony Hipwell
Synopsis: Wrestling with the recent ‘planting’ of his wife, Tom embarks on an emotional journey to say a final goodbye.
Trailer

Betur sjá augu (See No Evil) (Subtitled)
Iceland
Directed by: Peter Callow, Sesselía Ólafs
Synopsis: Betur sjá augu (See No Evil) is a family-friendly short film about isolated individuals yearning for human contact and connection.

My Other Suit is Human
Ireland
Directed by: Andrew Paul Montague
Synopsis: A young couple, grieving the loss of their son, hit a difficult point in their relationship as they both struggle to cope.
Trailer

Dandelion
New Zealand
Directed by: Jane Ballentyne
Synopsis: A woman struggles to connect with her withdrawn husband when a familiar dark cloud settles in for their journey home.
Trailer


Friday August 20, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:05am MST

Live Action Shorts A
Live Action Shorts A

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, Aug 13 at 2:25pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 9:05am
Sunday, Aug 22 at 1:50pm

Prime of Your Life
Directed by: Craig Tovey
Synopsis: An actress who's trying to make it in Hollywood is stripped of an opportunity and breaks down in epic fashion.
Trailer

The Book of Ruth
Directed by: Becca Roth
Synopsis: A Passover visit to grandma's house reveals a huge family secret.

The Gift
Directed by: Jacintha Charles
Synopsis: A girl with uncommonly large ears is bullied at school, but finds solace in her friendship with a crow.
Trailer

How To End A Conversation
Directed by: Gregory Kasunich
Synopsis: A heartbroken man enlists a therapist to help him lift the weight of his past relationship off his shoulders... literally.
Trailer

Hello From Taiwan
Directed by: Tiffany Frances
Synopsis: A Taiwanese American family struggles to reunite across language and cultural barriers in the late 1980s, from a child’s perspective.
Trailer

Alina
Directed by: Rami Kodeih
Synopsis: As Nazis invade their home, a gang of women risks everything to smuggle their friend's baby to safety.


Friday August 20, 2021 9:05am - 10:30am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:10am MST

Paradox Lost
Paradox Lost

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 11:45am
Friday, Aug 20 at 9:10am
Saturday, Aug 21 at 2:20pm 

Directed by: Dennis Curlett

Cast: Danny Cymbal, Clarissa Thibeaux, Sydney Steinberg, Steven Strobel

Synopsis: A genre bending love story about time travel, the end of the world and long form improvisational comedy.
Trailer


Friday August 20, 2021 9:10am - 10:45am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:15am MST

The Stairs
The Stairs

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Fri - 8/13 at 2:20pm
Fri - 8/20 at 9:15am
Sun - 8/22 at 2:20pm

Directed by: Peter "Drago" Tiemann

Cast: John Schneider, Kathleen Quinlan, Adam Korson, Brent Bailey, Stacey Oristano, Josh Crotty, Tyra Colar, Russell Hodgkinson, Trin Miller

Synopsis: What started as a week-long adventure with friends quickly turns into a fight for survival. in 1997, a young boy disappears while out hunting with his grandfather. Twenty years later, a group of hikers set off, deep into the same stretch of wilderness where they stumble upon The Stairs.
Trailer


Friday August 20, 2021 9:15am - 10:50am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:20am MST

An Inconvenient Time
An Inconvenient Time – The Story of Ruth Ravina

Run Time: 110 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 9:20am
Saturday, Aug 21 at 2:35pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 4:45pm 

Directed by: Denny Klein

Cast: Ruth Ravina

Synopsis: “An Inconvenient Time” tells the odyssey through the Holocaust of Ruth Ravina, who was two years old when Germany invaded Poland in 1939 and lived through three concentration camps by the age of seven. Hers is a story of survival and triumph.

Trailer


Friday August 20, 2021 9:20am - 11:10am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:25am MST

Downeast
Downeast

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 9:25am 
Saturday, Aug 21 at 12:05pm 
Sunday, Aug 22 at 5:05pm 

Directed by: Joe Raffa

Cast: Greg Finley, Dylan Silver, Judson Mills, Kirk Fox, Gareth Williams, Dennis Cockrum

Synopsis: A story of love, loss, and redemption, "Downeast" follows Emma Maddox as she returns to Maine to attempt to put together the mystery of her brother's murder. As she reconnects with a love interest, the two must decide whether to run away from or face the darkness in their path.
Trailer


Friday August 20, 2021 9:25am - 10:55am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:30am MST

In a Different Key
In a Different Key

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 2:15pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 5:00pm
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 5:05pm
JUST ADDED: Saturday, August 21 at 10:30am

Directed by: Caren Zucker and John Donvan

Cast: Donald Triplett, Mickey McGuinness, Nick Pletnikoff, Jonah Lutz, Sheamus McCarver, Del Parks, Amy Gravino, John Elder Robison

Synopsis: A mother tracks down the first person diagnosed with autism, an elderly man now living in Mississippi, to learn what promise his story -- and those of others on the spectrum -- hold for her own autistic son. Her journey exposes cruelty and kindness alike, but ultimately leads to hope.

TRAILER


Friday August 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:45am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:35am MST

U-105 / American Strongman in India
U-105 American Strongman in India 

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, Aug 15 at 7:55pm 
Thursday, Aug 19 at 4:50pm 
Friday, Aug 20 at 11:35am 

Directed by: Casey Grant

Cast: Marshall Zinn, Tyler Young, Johnny Wasiczko

Synopsis: In this travel/sports documentary, American strongman Marshall Zinn travels to Kolkata, India to compete with some of the best strength athletes in the world. Struggling with a recent injury, Marshall has to contend with not only the challenges of an unfamiliar culture, but his own limitations.
Trailer


Friday August 20, 2021 11:35am - 1:15pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:40am MST

Live Action Shorts B
Live Action Shorts B

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, Aug 14 at 9:15am - Aud 7
Friday, Aug 20 at at 11:40am - Aud 1
Saturday, Aug 21 at 5:10pm - Aud 1

Harmonia Solid
Directed by: Jake Hart
Synopsis: While cleaning house, a woman discovers an area rug that disposes of literal and figurative trash in a magical way.

Cricket
Directed by: Chris Suchorsky
Synopsis: A man wakes from a nightmare, only to be haunted by the sounds that inhabit his dreams.

The Sleepless
Directed by: Kami Sadraei
Synopsis: An ordinary psychotherapy session takes a shocking turn.
Trailer

Proper
Directed by: Neil Tardio
Synopsis: A nursing home visit reveals more about Gertrude’s mother than she and her husband ever wanted to know.

Safe
Directed by: Josema Roig
Synopsis: Each member of a suburban family reacts differently after hearing a bump in the night
Trailer

The Speech
Directed by: Haohao Yan
Synopsis: Beijing, 2003 - While the SARS epidemic unravels social norms, three eight-year-old girls uncover personal truths during a school lockdown
Trailer

Monument
Directed by: Joshua James Johnson, Tim Maupin
Synopsis: In a near-future world ravaged by climate change, a family takes a trip to an important historical monument.


Friday August 20, 2021 11:40am - 1:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:45am MST

Horror Shorts A
Horror Shorts A

Run Time: 75 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, Aug 13 at 10:20pm
Friday, August 20 at 11:45am
Sunday, Aug 22 at 11:45am

Crock Pot  
Directed by: Ty Jones
Synopsis: A couple argues about a Thanksgiving visit coming up, but terror intercedes with the arrival of a malevolent intruder.

Koreatown Ghost Story
Directed by: Minsun Park & Teddy Tenenbaum
Synopsis: A woman entertains a macabre offer that would let her pursue her dreams, for better or for much much worse.
Trailer

Face Mask
Directed by: Daniel Allen & Adam Huber
Synopsis: In the middle of a pandemic, an uncomfortable encounter between a man and his strange neighbor quickly becomes tense.
Trailer

The Relic
Directed by: J.M. Logan
Synopsis: Adventurers in search of a mythological object discover the legend foretelling the end of the universe could actually be true.
Trailer

Squeal
Directed by: Gavin Michael Booth, Peter Holden
Synopsis: Three women take justice into their own hands to punish a man who has serially abused women.
Trailer

Cutter
Directed by: Dan Repp and Lindsay Young
Synopsis: A teenage cutter and her overbearing mother are haunted by a ghost who seeks to keep them at odds.


Friday August 20, 2021 11:45am - 1:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:50am MST

Monkey Beach
Monkey Beach

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 5:05pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 7:35pm
Monday, Aug 16 at 5:00pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 11:50am

Directed by: L. Sarah Todd

Cast: Grace Dove; Nathaniel Arcand; Adam Beach, Tina Lameman, Sera-lys McArthur; Joel Oulette; Nick Dangeli, Ta'Kaiya Blaney; Zoey Snow; Erica Wilson; Oliver Tru Sison; Sam Bob; Mike Dangeli

Synopsis: Lisa Hill returns to her parents’ home in the Haisla village of Kitamaat where she is confronted by a long-ignored but powerful connection to the supernatural world that surrounds her—a connection she will need if she is to save her brother who is lost at sea.

Trailer


Friday August 20, 2021 11:50am - 1:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:55am MST

The Hoy Boys
The Hoy Boys

Run Time: 75 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 11:55am
Saturday, Aug 21 at 5:10pm 
Sunday, Aug 22 at 9:15am

Directed by: Dave Simonds

Cast: Carl Bernstein, Horace Ballard, Betsy Hoy Shiverick, Kate Hoy

Synopsis: Twin photojournalists lead us back to a pre-digital era, when Americans read newspapers and facts mattered. Twin brothers Tom and Frank Hoy hustled up copyboy jobs in 1953 and both became White House News Photographers. Their story is the story of American journalism when it mattered most.
Trailer


Friday August 20, 2021 11:55am - 1:10pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:00pm MST

See You Next Christmas
See You Next Christmas

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 12:00pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 9:30am
Sunday, Aug 22 at 5:00pm

Directed by: Christine Weatherup

Cast: Elizabeth Guest, AJ Meijer, Vin Vescio, Christine Weatherup, Paul Welsh, Jenny Lorenzo, with Marc Evan Jackson and Janet Varney

Synopsis: Annie and Tom Clark throw an annual holiday party, “Clarkmas.” It’s become the go-to event for their ragtag group of friends. When chronically single Natalie and Logan continue to run into each other at the party year after year, they begin to wonder if maybe they’re meant to be...

Friday August 20, 2021 12:00pm - 1:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:10pm MST

Moving Ashley
Moving Ashley
 
Run Time: 60 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 7:55pm
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 4:50pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 2:10pm

Directed by: Melissa Farley

Cast: Christina King, Stephen Kessen, Liza Davis, McKenzie Jones
Synopsis: When her boyfriend kicks her out of the house, Ashley turns to an unlikely source for helping her move, her socially awkward co-worker David. With David's help, Ashley comes to terms with where her life is headed.

TRAILER


Friday August 20, 2021 2:10pm - 3:10pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:15pm MST

Small Town Wisconsin
Small Town Wisconsin

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 2:15pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 5:15pm 
Sunday, Aug 22 at 11:35am

Directed by: Niels Mueller

Cast: David Sullivan, Kristen Johnston, Bill Heck, Cooper J. Friedman

Synopsis: Perpetual teenager Wayne Stobierski whisks his son away on one last father-son road trip. Poor Wayne. The moment he’s out of his small town comfort zone, he finds his plans spinning comically out of control. But somehow, in the process, the trip transforms into a journey of heartfelt redemption.
Trailer


Friday August 20, 2021 2:15pm - 4:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:20pm MST

The Shasta Triangle
The Shasta Triangle

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 11:45am
Friday, Aug 20 at 2:20pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 10:05pm

Directed by: Barry W. Levy

Cast: Dani Lennon, Ayanna Berkshire, Helenna Santos

Synopsis: Paula returns to her hometown of Shasta, California, to uncover the truth about her father's disappearance when she was a child. When her childhood friends find out she is back, they join in and travel deep into the eerie woods around Mount Shasta where they are held captive by unexplainable forces beyond their control, and challenge their very understanding of the nature of reality itself.

TRAILER




Friday August 20, 2021 2:20pm - 4:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:25pm MST

A Comedy of Horrors, Volume 1
A Comedy of Horrors Volume 1

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday,  Aug 14 at 2:20pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 2:25pm 
Saturday, Aug 21 at 9:20am

Directed by: Ken Arnold, Dan DeLuca, Matt Servitto, Jamie Nash, Nick Tucker, Taylor Hamilton
Cast: Ken Arnold, Dan DelUca, Matt Servitto, Henry Zebrowski, Jimmy Bellinger, Alexis Barone, Christine Nelson

Synopsis: A horror comedy anthology. Imagine if you're just a kid and your substitute teacher shows up to read from her favorite book about clowns-puppets-princesses and superheroes. Except they are not as kid friendly as you would expect. As a matter of fact they are horrifying.
Trailer


Friday August 20, 2021 2:25pm - 4:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

A Sexplanation
A Sexplanation

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 2:30pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 7:50pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 11:55am

Directed by: Alexander Liu

Cast: Alex Liu, Laurie Betito, Kristen Gilbert, Donal Godfrey, Barry Komisaruk, Lisa Medoff, Julie Metzger, Annabel Sheinberg, Todd Weiler, Nan Wise, Bill Yarber

Synopsis: To right the wrongs of his all-American sex education, 36-year-old Alex Liu goes on a quest to uncover naked truths and hard facts—no matter how awkward it gets. With humor and grit, Alex takes audiences on a playful, heartfelt journey from a shame-filled past to a happier, healthier future.
Trailer


Friday August 20, 2021 2:30pm - 3:50pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:35pm MST

Last Night in Rozzie
Last Night in Rozzie

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 20 at 2:35pm
Saturday, August 21 at 7:55pm
Sunday, August 22 at 2:25pm

Directed by: Sean Gannet

Cast: Neil Brown Jr., Nicky Whelan, Jeremy Sisto, Kevin Chapman

Synopsis: Outstanding performances, deeply defined and complex characters, and a profoundly detailed setting propel this taut, redemptive story. When a New York lawyer (Neil Brown Jr.) returns to his Boston hometown to reunite his dying friend (Jeremy Sisto) with his young son, he is compelled to confront a malignant childhood trauma.

Trailer


Friday August 20, 2021 2:35pm - 3:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:45pm MST

The Mass Shooting Monologues
The Mass Shooting Monologues

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 7:55pm
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 4:50pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 4:45pm

Directed by: Brian Ronalds

Cast: Vai Patri, Leif Ronalds, Tom Malloy, Kee Chan, Brennan Murray, Paige Palermo, Alaina Gianci, Elijah Gale, Leah Hingorani, Susan Sindelar, Michael Sean Corbett, Jessica Carlin, Parker Stewart

Synopsis: Centers on a high school mass shooting stemming from bullying.

Trailer


Friday August 20, 2021 4:45pm - 6:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:50pm MST

Trees of Peace
Trees of Peace

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 4:50pm 
Saturday, Aug 21 at 2:40pm 
Sunday, Aug 22 at 9:00am 

Directed by: Alanna Brown

Cast: Eliane Umuhire, Charmaine Bingwa, Ella Cannon, Bola Koleosho, Tongayi Chirisa

Synopsis: In April of 1994, four women from different backgrounds and beliefs are trapped and hiding during the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Their fight for survival against all odds unites the women in an unbreakable sisterhood.


Friday August 20, 2021 4:50pm - 6:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:55pm MST

Sci-Fi Shorts A
Sci-Fi Shorts A

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, August 13 at 9:10am
Friday, August 20 at 4:55pm
Saturday, August 21 at 10:10pm

Girl and Robot
Directed by: Joe Loftus
Synopsis: A Girl meets a Robot while fleeing across a desert. They must work together if they hope to survive.
Trailer

The Cage
Directed by: Hengrui Zhang
Synopsis: The artificial intelligence assistant is trying to complete the painting so that she can help her poor master.

Remembrance
Directed by: Shane Joseph Willis
Synopsis: A cyber thief who downloads memories and information is cornered by a woman who wants information of her own.
Trailer

Space Case
Directed by: Zachary T. Scott
Synopsis: Can Bobbi Almond, a social outcast escape her small town? Or will she be forced down a road of conformity?
Trailer

Sundown Trail
Directed by: Luke Guidici
Synopsis: In a post-apocalyptic world, a timid boy must learn to trust a bandit in order to save his dying father.
Trailer

33 Floors
Directed by: Chris Austen
Synopsis: A woman becomes trapped inside an elevator and begins questioning whether this advanced technology has a mind of its own.
Trailer

The Prospector
Directed by: Wade Chitwood
Synopsis: An asteroid prospector seeks his fortune and looks at his soul to decide what he is willing to sacrifice.
Trailer


Friday August 20, 2021 4:55pm - 6:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:00pm MST

Animated Shorts
Animated Shorts

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Sunday - Aug 15 at 9:15am
Friday - Aug 20 at 5:00pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 9:00am

Girl and Robot
Directed by: Joe Loftus
Synopsis: A Girl meets a Robot while fleeing across a desert. They must work together if they hope to survive.
Trailer

One Last Monster
Directed by: Gene Kim
Synopsis: The young, brave but inexperienced Empress Eura of Adin confronts her greatest challenge when a monster arrives on her world.
Trailer

Inage’i (In The Woods) (Subtitled)
Directed by: Jeremy Charles
Synopsis: Performed entirely in the Cherokee Language, Inage'i follows four animal friends in their adventures on Turtle Island.

Napo
Directed by: Gustavo Ribeiro
Synopsis: A boy reinterprets old photographs into drawings, helping his grandfather regain lost memories.
Trailer

The Tattooed Torah
Directed by: Marc Bennett
Synopsis: An animated film based on the renowned children's book that has been educating young children about the Holocaust for generations.
Trailer

Lines
Directed by: Claire Fleming
Synopsis: Six poems written by six young prisoners animated to tell their stories, thoughts, fears and hopes.


Friday August 20, 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:05pm MST

In the Dark of the Valley
In The Dark Of The Valley

Run Time: 110 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 5:05pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 9:25am 
Sunday, Aug  22 at 2:10pm 

Directed by: Nicholas Mihm

Cast: Melissa Bumstead, Lauren Hammersley, Denise Duffield, Daniel Hirsch

Synopsis: A group of Southern California mothers discover that the nearby Santa Susana Field Laboratory is one of the most radioactive and chemically contaminated sites in the world - and neglect from the property owners may have exposed the community to decades worth of cancer-causing hazardous waste

Trailer


Friday August 20, 2021 5:05pm - 6:50pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm MST

My Fiona
My Fiona

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 5:10pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 12:00pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 2:30pm

Directed by: Kelly Walker

Cast: Jeanette Maus, Corbin Reid, Elohim Nycalove, Sara Amini, Ryan Garcia, April Lang

Synopsis: How do you navigate the world when your best friend inexplicably takes her own life? For Jane, she finds herself drawn to Fiona’s wife and child, seeking solace and perhaps more in the relationship that gently unfolds.

Trailer


Friday August 20, 2021 5:10pm - 6:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:25pm MST

IFP-Phoenix 48 Hour Film Challenge Encore

Friday August 20, 2021 7:25pm - 9:10pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:30pm MST

Centerpiece Film - Definition Please
Definition Please

Run Time: 95 minutes
Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 7:30pm

Directed by: Sujata Day

Cast: Sujata Day, Ritesh Rajan, Anna Khaja, Lalaine, Jake Choi

Synopsis: Sujata Day’s delightful dramedy follows a former spelling bee champ still struggling to make good on her childhood promise while contending with a complex family life.

Trailer


Friday August 20, 2021 7:30pm - 9:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

Keeping Company
Keeping Company

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, Aug 16 at 7:35pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 7:35pm

Directed by: Josh Wallace

Cast: Jacob Grodnik, Devin Das, Ahmed Bharoocha, Gillian Vigman, Suzanne Savoy

Synopsis: A fateful chain of events begins to unravel after two brash insurance salesmen go knocking on the wrong door and find themselves trapped in a stranger’s basement.

TRAILER


Friday August 20, 2021 7:35pm - 9:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:40pm MST

Cryptozoo
Cryptozoo

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 10:10pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 7:40pm

Directed by: Dash Shaw

Cast: Lake Bell, Zoe Kazan, Michael Cera, Louisa Krause, Peter Stormare, Thomas Jay Ryan, Grace Zabriskie and Angeliki Papoulia

Synopsis: Featuring the voice talents of Lake Bell, Zoe Kazan, Michael Cera, Louisa Krause, Peter Stormare, Thomas Jay Ryan, and Grace Zabriskie, the film follows cryptozookeepers through a richly-drawn hallucinatory world as they struggle to capture a baku (a legendary dream-eating hybrid creature) and begin to wonder if they should display these rare beasts in the confines of a zoo, or if these mythical creatures should remain hidden and unknown.


Friday August 20, 2021 7:40pm - 9:15pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:45pm MST

A Hard Problem
A Hard Problem

Run Time: 110 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 20 at 7:45pm 
Saturday,  August, 21 at 1:30pm
Sunday, August 22 at 11:50am 

Directed by: hazart

Cast: Johnny Berchtold, Catherine Haena Kim

Synopsis: After the death of his mother, Ian must pack up the house where he cared for her in her waning years. A strained relationship between him and his sister leads Ian to discover there are complicated circumstances behind the life he didn't realize he was living.

Trailer


Friday August 20, 2021 7:45pm - 9:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:50pm MST

See You Then
See You Then

Run Time: 75 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 7:50pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 4:05pm 
Sunday, Aug 22 at 9:10am 

Directed by: Mari Walker

Cast: Pooya Mohseni, Lynn Chen, Danny Jacobs, Nican Robinson, Nikohl Boosheri

Synopsis: A decade after abruptly breaking up with Naomi, Kris invites her to dinner to catch-up on their complicated lives, relationships, and Kris' transition.
Trailer


Friday August 20, 2021 7:50pm - 9:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

8:00pm MST

PFF Luau
You had me at Aloha! Even in the Arizona heat we can enjoy a little slice of paradise. Button up your favorite Hawaiian shirt and come party with fellow festivalgoers. Grab your drink of choice and take a load off after a full day of screenings

This event is FREE and open to the public!


Friday August 20, 2021 8:00pm - 11:59pm MST
Cien Agaves North Scottsdale 7000 E Mayo Blvd #1072 Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:05pm MST

Red River Road
Red River Road

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, Aug 15 at 11:45am
Friday, Aug 20 at 10:05pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 2:30pm

Directed by: Paul Schuyler

Cast: Jade Schuyler, Paul Schuyler, Quinn Schuyler, Shaw Schuyler, Brody, Art Devine

Synopsis: A family isolating against a pandemic virus that spreads through the internet and robs you of your ability to perceive reality--often violently--begins to unravel when they suspect one or all of them might be infected. (Shot under Covid-19 lockdown by one family serving as the entire cast and crew)
Trailer


Friday August 20, 2021 10:05pm - 11:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:10pm MST

Horror Shorts B
Horror Shorts B

Run Time: 75 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, Aug 14 at 10:20pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 10:10pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 4:55pm

Becky
Directed by: Nicole Ihasz
Synopsis: Becky, a bullied teen, seeks revenge on the girls who spread a nasty rumor about her father.

Finally, You  
Directed by: J.R. Rivera
Synopsis: Two people find love where they least expected it in this dark, violent, romance tale.
Trailer

Nova
Directed by: David McAbee
Synopsis: Dr. Thorpe has minutes before the inevitable. Before then she must warn everyone that the experiment went horribly wrong.
Trailer

Alluvion
Directed by: Taylor Zadjlik
Synopsis: An isolated family tends to their land the only way they know how.
Trailer

Cultured
Directed by: Dáire McNab & Brian Robinson
Synopsis: A man becomes consumed by his passion for sourdough bread.
Trailer

Tinder Tango (Subtitled)
Directed by: Cecilia Robles
Synopsis: A dreamy Tinder match. Two tango aficionados meet for the first time for a hell of a date!


Friday August 20, 2021 10:10pm - 11:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:15pm MST

We Need to Do Something
We Need to Do Something

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 10:05pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 10:15pm

Directed by: Sean King O’Grady

Cast: Sierra McCormick, Vinessa Shaw, Pat Healy, Lisette Alexis, John James Cronin

Synopsis: After Melissa and her family seek shelter from a storm, they become trapped. With no sign of rescue, hours turn to days and Melissa comes to realize that she and her girlfriend Amy might have something to do with the horrors that threaten to tear her family - and the entire world, apart.


Friday August 20, 2021 10:15pm - 11:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:20pm MST

Take Back the Night
Take Back the Night
Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, Aug 16 at 10:05pm    
Friday, Aug 20 at 10:20pm

Directed by: Gia Elliot
Cast: Emma Fitzpatrick, Angela Gulner, Jennifer Lafleur, Sibongile Mlambo, Corina Kinnear
Synopsis: When a local artist is violently attacked after being locked out of a warehouse party in downtown Los Angeles, her sister, her community and the authorities rush in to support her. Her memory of the attack is fragmented, but there are loose ends that haunt her. Loose ends that support a theory her attacker was more than human, that her attacker was a monster. But as Jane tugs on the threads looking for answers, she alienates her supporters. When the monster comes back to finish what it started and Jane becomes convinced what she is seeing is real, she launches a vigilante attack to kill the beast before it can kill her. As her efforts intensify, her troubling history of drug use and mental illness bubbles to the surface causing her family, community, and authorities to question the authenticity of her account. Suddenly alone in her fight, Jane starts to doubt her own memory of the attack… to doubt if the monster exists at all.



Friday August 20, 2021 10:20pm - 11:50pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Saturday, August 21
 

8:00am MST

Coffee With Mitch
Join the Phoenix Film Festival’s resident film critic, Jeff Mitchell, as he gives you a peek behind the curtain at the 2021 Phoenix Film Festival. Find out which films everyone is talking about. Get some insider information about the must see Festival movies. Meet some of the filmmakers behind the films and ask all of your burning film questions.

This event is FREE and open to the public!


Saturday August 21, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am MST
LivGenerations Mayo Showroom 7000 E. Mayo Blvd, Suite 1108 Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:00am MST

Animated Shorts
Animated Shorts

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Sunday - Aug 15 at 9:15am
Friday - Aug 20 at 5:00pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 9:00am

Girl and Robot
Directed by: Joe Loftus
Synopsis: A Girl meets a Robot while fleeing across a desert. They must work together if they hope to survive.
Trailer

One Last Monster
Directed by: Gene Kim
Synopsis: The young, brave but inexperienced Empress Eura of Adin confronts her greatest challenge when a monster arrives on her world.
Trailer

Inage’i (In The Woods) (Subtitled)
Directed by: Jeremy Charles
Synopsis: Performed entirely in the Cherokee Language, Inage'i follows four animal friends in their adventures on Turtle Island.

Napo
Directed by: Gustavo Ribeiro
Synopsis: A boy reinterprets old photographs into drawings, helping his grandfather regain lost memories.
Trailer

The Tattooed Torah
Directed by: Marc Bennett
Synopsis: An animated film based on the renowned children's book that has been educating young children about the Holocaust for generations.
Trailer

Lines
Directed by: Claire Fleming
Synopsis: Six poems written by six young prisoners animated to tell their stories, thoughts, fears and hopes.


Saturday August 21, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:05am MST

Arizona Student Film Festival
2021 Arizona Student Film Festival

Started in 2007, the Arizona Student Film Festival is a yearly film festival and competition that celebrates the next generation of Arizona filmmakers. Students from all over Arizona are invited to submit their best short films under 8 minutes. Following the screening, the awards will be announced in the theatre.

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times: Saturday, Aug 21 at 9:05am

See’s Men by Madison Hernandez from Catalina Foothills High School

Day 87 by Audrey Wood from Seton Catholic Preparatory High School

Catching COVID Babies by Corinna Evancic from East Valley Institute of Technology

Schuyler by Carsyn Shark  from Red Mountain High School

Made In America by Sejal Patel from Xavier College Preparatory

Sprinkles by Sejal Patel from Xavier College Preparatory

Stood Up by Keahi Hsu from Mesquite High School

Family Forever by Nicole Lease from Buena High School

Ghost by Drew Mette from Pusch Ridge Christian Academy

The Jewel of Life by Kausthub Muthuvenkatesh from Chaparral High School

Claire by Sejal Patel & Sophia Sweatlock from Xavier College Preparatory

A Teen's Life (Line) by Katie Bartolino from Phoenix Country Day School

Taking Responsibility by Will Altermann from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy

Bloom by Sofie Nabboud from East Valley Institute of Technology

Walk by Collin Bridge from Desert Vista High School

The Chasm by Jacob Taves from Scottsdale Christian Academy


Saturday August 21, 2021 9:05am - 10:50am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:10am MST

12 Months of Kai
12 Months of KAI (Subtitled)

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, Aug 15 at 2:20pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 9:10am    
Sunday, Aug 22 at 4:55pm

Directed by: Mutsumi Kameyama

Cast: Ayaka Nakagouchi, Kosei Kudo, Mayumi Yamamoto, Aya Okada, Shino Natsume, Ran Imai, Yoshitsune Ogahara, Kikka Oiwa, Kenta Kiguchi

Synopsis: Kyoka buys a personal care humanoid to make her life easier. Kai, her humanoid, learns everything about her, adapting himself to serve her better. Their relationship progresses, and when the impossible happens, Kyoka’s 12 Months of Kai exposes more than ever imagined.
Trailer


Saturday August 21, 2021 9:10am - 10:35am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:20am MST

A Comedy of Horrors, Volume 1
A Comedy of Horrors Volume 1

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday,  Aug 14 at 2:20pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 2:25pm 
Saturday, Aug 21 at 9:20am

Directed by: Ken Arnold, Dan DeLuca, Matt Servitto, Jamie Nash, Nick Tucker, Taylor Hamilton
Cast: Ken Arnold, Dan DelUca, Matt Servitto, Henry Zebrowski, Jimmy Bellinger, Alexis Barone, Christine Nelson

Synopsis: A horror comedy anthology. Imagine if you're just a kid and your substitute teacher shows up to read from her favorite book about clowns-puppets-princesses and superheroes. Except they are not as kid friendly as you would expect. As a matter of fact they are horrifying.

Trailer


Saturday August 21, 2021 9:20am - 10:55am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:25am MST

In the Dark of the Valley
In The Dark Of The Valley

Run Time: 110 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 5:05pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 9:25am 
Sunday, Aug  22 at 2:10pm 

Directed by: Nicholas Mihm

Cast: Melissa Bumstead, Lauren Hammersley, Denise Duffield, Daniel Hirsch

Synopsis: A group of Southern California mothers discover that the nearby Santa Susana Field Laboratory is one of the most radioactive and chemically contaminated sites in the world - and neglect from the property owners may have exposed the community to decades worth of cancer-causing hazardous waste.

Trailer


Saturday August 21, 2021 9:25am - 11:10am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:30am MST

See You Next Christmas
See You Next Christmas

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 20 at 12:00pm
Saturday, August 21 at 9:30am
Sunday, August 22 at 5:00pm

Directed by: Christine Weatherup

Cast: Elizabeth Guest, AJ Meijer, Vin Vescio, Christine Weatherup, Paul Welsh, Jenny Lorenzo, with Marc Evan Jackson and Janet Varney

Synopsis: Annie and Tom Clark throw an annual holiday party, “Clarkmas.” It’s become the go-to event for their ragtag group of friends. When chronically single Natalie and Logan continue to run into each other at the party year after year, they begin to wonder if maybe they’re meant to be...


Saturday August 21, 2021 9:30am - 11:10am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:30am MST

Kids' Day Presents - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Run Time: 117 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 21 at 11:30am

Directed by: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman

Cast: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin

Synopsis: Bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into the one and only Spider-Man. When he meets Peter Parker, he soon realizes that there are many others who share his special, high-flying talents. Miles must now use his newfound skills to battle the evil Kingpin, a hulking madman who can open portals to other universes and pull different versions of Spider-Man into our world.

TRAILER




Saturday August 21, 2021 11:30am - 2:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:35am MST

Native American Directed Shorts
Native American Shorts

Run Time: 75 minutes
Screening Times:
Sunday, Aug 15 at 4:55pm
Monday, Aug 16 at 7:40pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 11:35am

Totsu (Redbird) (Subtitled)
Directed by: Jeremy Charles
Synopsis: An indigenous woman must confront a mysterious predator in parallel worlds of prehistory and dystopian future.

Big Sister Rug (Subtitled)
Directed by: Dwayne Joe
Synopsis: This documentary looks at the history and future of the world's largest hand-woven Navajo rug, the Big Sister rug.
Trailer

Inage’i (In The Woods) (Subtitled)
Directed by: Jeremy Charles
Synopsis: Performed entirely in the Cherokee Language, Inage'i follows four animal friends in their adventures on Turtle Island.

Guardian Angel  
Directed by: William Wayne
Synopsis: Two friends return to the Navajo Reservation seeking adventure in the boonies, unaware of what's out there.
Trailer

Livin' in the Light
Directed by: Tammy Klembith
Synopsis: Music video starring Onry, one of the only Black male professional opera singers in the Pacific Northwest.

Together
Directed by: Stanley Bain
Synopsis: Kelly, a recovering alcoholic, receives a message from his ex-boyfriend Mason asking for help, after not seeing him for months.


Saturday August 21, 2021 11:35am - 12:50pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:45am MST

Sci-Fi Shorts B
Sci-Fi Shorts B

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, August 14 at 9:10am
Saturday, August 21 at 11:45am
Sunday, August 22 at 9:10am

Zealandia
Directed by: Bruno du Bois
Synopsis: Could the bag carried by a fearless woman entering a virus free country be the downfall of this oppressive state?
Trailer

Alice
Directed by: Andrew Ramirez
Synopsis: A new proprietary smart home device, ALICE, is always listening to make life easier.
Trailer

Fearfully Made
Directed by:Jamie Foreman
Synopsis: When Arthur’s wife, Maggie, is taken into a nursing home, his daughter buys him a care robot.
Trailer

In My Image
Directed by: Paige Miltenberger
Synopsis: An ambitious engineer volunteers to be the first ever human participant in her uncle’s quantum teleportation experiment.
Trailer

Sweet Nothings
Directed by: Christian Klein
Synopsis: In the near future, a wistful young man man’s dating app experience is upended by a seductive new marketing system.

The Single Line Theory
Directed by: Patrick Belics
Synopsis: Two academics debate the moral and ethical repercussions of making their latest discovery public.
Trailer


Saturday August 21, 2021 11:45am - 1:15pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:55am MST

Come On In
Come On In

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 7:35pm
Sunday, Aug 15 at 9:20am
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 7:40pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 11:55am

Directed by: Daniel Callahan

Cast: Daniel Callahan, Patrice Jean-Baptist, Jordan Lloyd, Abner Valdez, Andrea Lyman, Ezra Stevens, Cliff Blake

Synopsis: After a failed attempt at “making it,” Lei returns home to a dead end job depression. When he is contacted by a mysterious caller at work, a twisted journey ensues in which the lines between reality and fantasy, past and present and dream and nightmare blur into a maddening labyrinth.

Trailer


Saturday August 21, 2021 11:55am - 1:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:00pm MST

My Fiona
My Fiona

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 5:10pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 12:00pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 2:30pm

Directed by: Kelly Walker

Cast: Jeanette Maus, Corbin Reid, Elohim Nycalove, Sara Amini, Ryan Garcia, April Lang

Synopsis: How do you navigate the world when your best friend inexplicably takes her own life? For Jane, she finds herself drawn to Fiona’s wife and child, seeking solace and perhaps more in the relationship that gently unfolds.

Trailer


Saturday August 21, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:05pm MST

Downeast
Downeast

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 9:25am 
Saturday, Aug 21 at 12:05pm 
Sunday, Aug 22 at 5:05pm

Directed by: Joe Raffa

Cast: Greg Finley, Dylan Silver, Judson Mills, Kirk Fox, Gareth Williams, Dennis Cockrum

Synopsis: A story of love, loss, and redemption, "Downeast" follows Emma Maddox as she returns to Maine to attempt to put together the mystery of her brother's murder. As she reconnects with a love interest, the two must decide whether to run away from or face the darkness in their path.

Trailer


Saturday August 21, 2021 12:05pm - 1:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

1:30pm MST

Filmmaker Conversations: Indie Film Funding
This year, we are taking our filmmaker discussions indoors — in the cool and comfortable LivGenerations Mayo Showroom just south of the Harkins Theatres across from the Bowlero in suite 1108.
Be a part of the conversation! There is something for everyone to learn as filmmakers from all over the world join us for a discussion about pressing issues in the world of film and filmmaking. We invite filmmakers, aspiring filmmakers and film lovers alike to join the conversation!

These events are FREE and open to the public! ​​​​


Saturday August 21, 2021 1:30pm - 1:45pm MST
LivGenerations Mayo Showroom 7000 E. Mayo Blvd, Suite 1108 Phoenix, AZ 85054

1:30pm MST

A Hard Problem
A Hard Problem

Run Time: 110 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 20 at 7:45pm 
Saturday,  August, 21 at 1:30pm
Sunday, August 22 at 11:50am

Directed by: hazart

Cast: Johnny Berchtold, Catherine Haena Kim

Synopsis: After the death of his mother, Ian must pack up the house where he cared for her in her waning years. A strained relationship between him and his sister leads Ian to discover there are complicated circumstances behind the life he didn't realize he was living.
Trailer


Saturday August 21, 2021 1:30pm - 3:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:10pm MST

Documentary Shorts A
Documentary Shorts A

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, Aug 13 at 11:50am
Thu, Aug 19 at 5:05pm
Sat, Aug 21 at 2:10pm

RISE
Director: Hannah Byrd
Synopsis:  A previously homeless man takes a ride through his past to understand the present and how it affects his future.
Trailer

ReBuilding Butte
Director: Amanda Lipp
Synopsis:  The heartfelt story of a tiny home building project for survivors of one of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires.
Trailer

The Bears on Pine Ridge
Director: Noel Bass
Synopsis: A story of hope and Native American youth resiliency, during a State of Emergency crisis on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Trailer


Saturday August 21, 2021 2:10pm - 3:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:20pm MST

Paradox Lost
Paradox Lost

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 11:45am
Friday, Aug 20 at 9:10am
Saturday, Aug 21 at 2:20pm 

Directed by: Dennis Curlett

Cast: Danny Cymbal, Clarissa Thibeaux, Sydney Steinberg, Steven Strobel

Synopsis: A genre bending love story about time travel, the end of the world and long form improvisational comedy.
Trailer


Saturday August 21, 2021 2:20pm - 3:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

Filmmaker Conversations: Collaborating Early with Post Resources

Saturday August 21, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm MST
LivGenerations Mayo Showroom 7000 E. Mayo Blvd, Suite 1108 Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

Red River Road
Red River Road

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, Aug 15 at 11:45am
Friday, Aug 20 at 10:05pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 2:30pm

Directed by: Paul Schuyler

Cast: Jade Schuyler, Paul Schuyler, Quinn Schuyler, Shaw Schuyler, Brody, Art Devine

Synopsis: A family isolating against a pandemic virus that spreads through the internet and robs you of your ability to perceive reality--often violently--begins to unravel when they suspect one or all of them might be infected. (Shot under Covid-19 lockdown by one family serving as the entire cast and crew)
Trailer


Saturday August 21, 2021 2:30pm - 4:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:35pm MST

Arizona Shorts B
Arizona Shorts B

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Sunday, Aug 15 at 4:50pm 
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 7:45pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 2:35pm

Waffle
Directed by: Victor Vargas
Synopsis: After a difficult breakup with his first love, Jay's left with one special gift -- his dog, Waffle.

Pink
Directed by: Angel Ruiz
Synopsis: A couple must use their wits to survive an attack from a mugger on their anniversary.

2nd Sight
Directed by: Frank Lugo
Synopsis: A woman works at a psychiatric hospital that experiments on death-row inmates, or at least, that is what she thinks.
Trailer

Love Drug
Directed by: Sheila Patterson
Synopsis: A desperate couple takes a promising new drug in hopes of rekindling their romance, unaware of its true side effects.
Trailer

Asterion  
Directed by: Kevin Kittle
Synopsis: A mercenary group's clandestine mission spirals out of control when they're attacked by both their rivals and something much worse.

Portrait
Directed by: Tyler McDonald
Synopsis: Phoenix painter Lauren Cheney describes her inspirations, how she paints and why she feels the need to create art.
Trailer

Reconcile
Directed by: Killian Davies
Synopsis: Two siblings attempt to put their differences aside to lay their father to rest.
Trailer


Saturday August 21, 2021 2:35pm - 4:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:35pm MST

An Inconvenient Time
An Inconvenient Time – The Story of Ruth Ravina

Run Time: 110 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 9:20am
Saturday, Aug 21 at 2:35pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 4:45pm

Directed by: Denny Klein

Cast: Ruth Ravina

Synopsis: “An Inconvenient Time” tells the odyssey through the Holocaust of Ruth Ravina, who was two years old when Germany invaded Poland in 1939 and lived through three concentration camps by the age of seven. Hers is a story of survival and triumph.

Trailer


Saturday August 21, 2021 2:35pm - 4:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:40pm MST

Trees of Peace
Trees of Peace

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 4:50pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 2:40pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 9:00am

Directed by: Alanna Brown

Cast: Eliane Umuhire, Charmaine Bingwa, Ella Cannon, Bola Koleosho, Tongayi Chirisa

Synopsis: In April of 1994, four women from different backgrounds and beliefs are trapped and hiding during the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Their fight for survival against all odds unites the women in an unbreakable sisterhood.


Saturday August 21, 2021 2:40pm - 4:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:00pm MST

Filmmaker Conversations: Actors supporting Actors
This year, we are taking our filmmaker discussions indoors — in the cool and comfortable LivGenerations Mayo Showroom just south of the Harkins Theatres across from the Bowlero in suite 1108.
Be a part of the conversation! There is something for everyone to learn as filmmakers from all over the world join us for a discussion about pressing issues in the world of film and filmmaking. We invite filmmakers, aspiring filmmakers and film lovers alike to join the conversation!

These events are FREE and open to the public! ​​​​


Saturday August 21, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm MST
LivGenerations Mayo Showroom 7000 E. Mayo Blvd, Suite 1108 Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:05pm MST

See You Then
See You Then

Run Time: 75 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 20 at 7:50pm
Saturday, August 21 at 4:05pm
Sunday, August 22 at 9:10am

Directed by: Mari Walker

Cast: Pooya Mohseni, Lynn Chen, Danny Jacobs, Nican Robinson, Nikohl Boosheri

Synopsis: A decade after abruptly breaking up with Naomi, Kris invites her to dinner to catch-up on their complicated lives, relationships, and Kris' transition.

Trailer


Saturday August 21, 2021 4:05pm - 5:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:45pm MST

Documentary Shorts B
Documentary Shorts B

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, Aug 14 at 11:50am
Thursday, Aug 19 at 2:30pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 4:45pm

Familia
Directed by: Germano Kuerten
Synopsis: Rebeca De Lins Costa and her husband, Kildare Silva, are a Brazilian family living in Los Angeles with their children, Gabriela (6) and Rafael (2). When Kildare suffers a life-altering injury, they all learn just how important family is.

A Break For Impact
Directed by: Christine Kane
Synopsis: A collegiate legal studies group from Florida journeys to the Texas-Mexico border to help fight the growing humanitarian crisis.
Trailer

Saturday August 21, 2021 4:45pm - 6:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:55pm MST

Horror Shorts B
Horror Shorts B

Run Time: 75 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, Aug 14 at 10:20pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 10:10pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 4:55pm

Becky
Directed by: Nicole Ihasz
Synopsis: Becky, a bullied teen, seeks revenge on the girls who spread a nasty rumor about her father.

Finally, You  
Directed by: J.R. Rivera
Synopsis: Two people find love where they least expected it in this dark, violent, romance tale.
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Nova
Directed by: David McAbee
Synopsis: Dr. Thorpe has minutes before the inevitable. Before then she must warn everyone that the experiment went horribly wrong.
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Alluvion
Directed by: Taylor Zadjlik
Synopsis: An isolated family tends to their land the only way they know how.
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Cultured
Directed by: Dáire McNab & Brian Robinson
Synopsis: A man becomes consumed by his passion for sourdough bread.
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Tinder Tango (Subtitled)
Directed by: Cecilia Robles
Synopsis: A dreamy Tinder match. Two tango aficionados meet for the first time for a hell of a date!


Saturday August 21, 2021 4:55pm - 6:10pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:05pm MST

LatinX Shorts
Latinx Shorts

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday,  Aug 13 at 4:55pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 7:40pm 
Saturday, Aug 21 at 5:05pm

At Last
Directed by: Lorena Gordon
Synopsis: A timid high school girl reveals her truth during the most important night of the year.
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Águilas (Subtitled)
Directed by: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Maite Zubiaurre
Synopsis:  Águilas follows the Aguilas del Desierto volunteers as they search along the southern border of Arizona to recover missing loved ones.
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Dreamer
Directed by: Vergi Rodriguez
Synopsis: Lily Cruz is a Dreamer on a medical mission. Upon returning to the USA, a TSA agent isn’t so welcoming.

Tesoro
Directed by: Roxanna Denise Stevens Ibarra
Synopsis: Riding through South Tucson and time, an older man revisits his youth in preparation to sell his car -- his Tesoro.

The Forgotten Place
Directed by: Oscar Rene Lozoya
Synopsis: Eric has always wanted a best friend, today might be his lucky day.

Breaking Through
Directed by: Kira Kalush
Synopsis: A woman gets stuck in a bathroom and it kinda, sorta changes her life, actually.

BFFS
Directed by: Elia Urquiza
Synopsis: On the last day of their last summer together, BFFs Paloma and Luz set on a road trip to college.


Saturday August 21, 2021 5:05pm - 6:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm MST

The Hoy Boys
The Hoy Boys

Run Time: 75 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 11:55am
Saturday, Aug 21 at 5:10pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 9:15am

Directed by: Dave Simonds

Cast: Carl Bernstein, Horace Ballard, Betsy Hoy Shiverick, Kate Hoy

Synopsis: Twin photojournalists lead us back to a pre-digital era, when Americans read newspapers and facts mattered. Twin brothers Tom and Frank Hoy hustled up copyboy jobs in 1953 and both became White House News Photographers. Their story is the story of American journalism when it mattered most.
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Saturday August 21, 2021 5:10pm - 6:25pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm MST

Live Action Shorts B
Live Action Shorts B

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, August 14 at 9:15am
Friday, August 20 at at 11:40am
Saturday, August 21 at 5:10pm

Harmonia Solid
Directed by: Jake Hart
Synopsis: While cleaning house, a woman discovers an area rug that disposes of literal and figurative trash in a magical way.

Cricket
Directed by: Chris Suchorsky
Synopsis: A man wakes from a nightmare, only to be haunted by the sounds that inhabit his dreams.

The Sleepless
Directed by: Kami Sadraei
Synopsis: An ordinary psychotherapy session takes a shocking turn.
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Proper
Directed by: Neil Tardio
Synopsis: A nursing home visit reveals more about Gertrude’s mother than she and her husband ever wanted to know.

Safe
Directed by: Josema Roig
Synopsis: Each member of a suburban family reacts differently after hearing a bump in the night
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The Speech
Directed by: Haohao Yan
Synopsis: Beijing, 2003 - While the SARS epidemic unravels social norms, three eight-year-old girls uncover personal truths during a school lockdown
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Monument
Directed by: Joshua James Johnson, Tim Maupin
Synopsis: In a near-future world ravaged by climate change, a family takes a trip to an important historical monument.


Saturday August 21, 2021 5:10pm - 6:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:15pm MST

Small Town Wisconsin
Small Town Wisconsin

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 2:15pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 5:15pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 11:35am

Directed by: Niels Mueller

Cast: David Sullivan, Kristen Johnston, Bill Heck, Cooper J. Friedman

Synopsis: Perpetual teenager Wayne Stobierski whisks his son away on one last father-son road trip. Poor Wayne. The moment he’s out of his small town comfort zone, he finds his plans spinning comically out of control. But somehow, in the process, the trip transforms into a journey of heartfelt redemption.
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Saturday August 21, 2021 5:15pm - 7:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

6:45pm MST

Closed for COVID: Hope and Resiliency
Closed for COVID: Hope and Resiliency
 
Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 21 at 6:45pm

Directed by: Sean Oliver

Cast: Kimber Lanning, Megan Trummel, Raymond Decandia Jr., Craig Randich, Angela Johnson, Delta Kamhunga, Ehab Abdallah, M.D., Silvana Salcido Esparza, Michael Stavros

Synopsis:  Small Business owners struggling to navigate the economic challenges of a global pandemic find the resiliency to keep their doors open and give back to their communities.


Saturday August 21, 2021 6:45pm - 8:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:25pm MST

College Shorts
College Shorts

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, Aug 13 at 9:15am
Saturday, Aug 21 at 7:25pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 9:05am

Cornered Rat
Columbia University
Directed by: Dong-Ren Hong
Synopsis: Being bullied at school, a 13-year-old boy flees the city to find his single father in a small country town.
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Rocket (Subtitled)
University of Brazilia
Directed by: Pedro Henrique Chaves
Synopsis: The rocket enchants a father and son who played in the same place and keep secrets never revealed.
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Iris
University of Arizona
Directed by: Zach Lovvorn
Synopsis: A rebellious user attempts to rid himself of a suspicious eyeball companion that is now commonplace in society.
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Le Prince Oublié
Chapman University
Directed by: Chloe Aguirre
Synopsis: A con-artist is faced with the decision on whether or not to preserve the legacy of cinema and its inventor.

The Bright Side of Things
American Film Institute
Directed by: Andrew Pollack
Synopsis: After his wife leaves him, a down and out man searches for answers to help improve his life.
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Guide On
American Film Institute ConservatoryDirected by: Paige Compton
Synopsis: Basic combat training day one, a recruit stands out as she fights to be the first female guidon bearer.
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Saturday August 21, 2021 7:25pm - 8:50pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:30pm MST

Centerpiece Film - A Shot Through the Wall
A Shot Through the Wall

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, August 21 at 7:30 pm

Directed by: Aimee Long

Cast: Kenny Leu, Ciara Renée, Fiona Fu, Tzi Ma, Lynn Chen, Clifton Davis, Derek Goh, Kathryn Erbe, Kelly AuCoin, Dan Lauria

Synopsis: After shooting an innocent African-American man in Brooklyn, Mike Tan, a Chinese-American cop, wades through his guilt as he attempts to navigate the intricate and complicated worlds of media, justice, and racial politics in modern day New York.

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Saturday August 21, 2021 7:30pm - 9:10pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics
No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Tuesday, August 17 at 11:45am
Saturday, August 21 at 7:35pm

Directed by: Vivian Kleiman

Cast: Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, Rupert Kinnard, Jen Camper, Mary Wings

Synopsis: Five scrappy queer comic book artists journey from DIY work and isolation to the cover of Time Magazine and the international stage, offering a fascinating window into everything from the AIDS crisis and workplace discrimination to the search for love and a good haircut. Their work and personal stories are sure to make you laugh, but also make you think about the challenges and triumphs encountered and overcome along the way.

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Saturday August 21, 2021 7:35pm - 8:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:45pm MST

Broadcast Signal Intrusion
Broadcast Signal Intrusion

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 10:15pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 7:45pm

Directed by: Jacob Gentry

Cast: Harry Shum Jr., Kelley Mack, Justin Welborn, Chris Sullivan

Synopsis: For three years, James (Harry Shum Jr.) has been haunted by his wife’s sudden and inexplicable disappearance. His best distraction is work—specifically, archiving old videos. While watching decade-aged TV news footage one night, he sees a video interference that’s deeply disturbing. And it’s not the only interference he’ll see. As his obsession over these strange clips increases, and he submerges himself into their mysteries, James discovers troubling connections to his missing wife. Which will these broadcast intrusions bring him, though: long-desired answers or a never-ending nightmare?


Saturday August 21, 2021 7:45pm - 9:10pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:50pm MST

A Sexplanation
A Sexplanation

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 20 at 2:30pm
Saturday, August 21 at 7:50pm
Sunday, August 22 at 11:55am

Directed by: Alexander Liu

Cast: Alex Liu, Laurie Betito, Kristen Gilbert, Donal Godfrey, Barry Komisaruk, Lisa Medoff, Julie Metzger, Annabel Sheinberg, Todd Weiler, Nan Wise, Bill Yarber

Synopsis: To right the wrongs of his all-American sex education, 36-year-old Alex Liu goes on a quest to uncover naked truths and hard facts—no matter how awkward it gets. With humor and grit, Alex takes audiences on a playful, heartfelt journey from a shame-filled past to a happier, healthier future.

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Saturday August 21, 2021 7:50pm - 9:10pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:55pm MST

Last Night in Rozzie
Last Night in Rozzie

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 20 at 2:35pm
Saturday, August 21 at 7:55pm
Sunday, August 22 at 2:25pm

Directed by: Sean Gannet

Cast: Neil Brown Jr., Nicky Whelan, Jeremy Sisto, Kevin Chapman

Synopsis: Outstanding performances, deeply defined and complex characters, and a profoundly detailed setting propel this taut, redemptive story. When a New York lawyer (Neil Brown Jr.) returns to his Boston hometown to reunite his dying friend (Jeremy Sisto) with his young son, he is compelled to confront a malignant childhood trauma.

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Saturday August 21, 2021 7:55pm - 9:15pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

8:00pm MST

FILM PROM
Join us for what is sure to be a night to remember! Dress in your best and embrace the awkward prom photo at our photo booth! Enjoy the (slightly) cooler night air and dance between chatting with all the new friends you made at the festival.

Don’t forget to stick around for the highlight of the evening when we crown our prom royalty — the 2021 Arizona Filmmaker of the Year!

This event is FREE and open to the public!



Saturday August 21, 2021 8:00pm - 11:59pm MST
Cien Agaves North Scottsdale 7000 E Mayo Blvd #1072 Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:15pm MST

My Name Is Pauli Murray
My Name is Pauli Murray

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, August 21 at 9:15 PM

Directed by: Betsy West and Julie Cohen

Cast: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Patricia Bell-Scott, Dolores Chandler, Brittney Cooper, Sonia Pressman Fuentes, Tina Lu, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Hon. Inez Smith Reid, Chase Strangio, Raquel Willis

Synopsis: Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned separate-but-equal legislation, Pauli Murray was already knee-deep fighting for social justice. A pioneering attorney, activist, priest and dedicated memoirist, Murray shaped landmark litigation—and consciousness— around race and gender equity. As an African American youth raised in the segregated South— who was also wrestling with broader notions of gender identity—Pauli understood, intrinsically, what it was to exist beyond previously accepted categories and cultural norms. Both Pauli’s personal path and tireless advocacy foreshadowed some of the most politically consequential issues of our time. Told largely in Pauli’s own words, My Name is Pauli Murray is a candid recounting of that unique and extraordinary journey.

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Saturday August 21, 2021 9:15pm - 10:50pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:05pm MST

The Shasta Triangle
The Shasta Triangle

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 11:45am
Friday, Aug 20 at 2:20pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 10:05pm

Directed by: Barry W. Levy

Cast: Dani Lennon, Ayanna Berkshire, Helenna Santos

Synopsis: Paula returns to her hometown of Shasta, California, to uncover the truth about her father's disappearance when she was a child. When her childhood friends find out she is back, they join in and travel deep into the eerie woods around Mount Shasta where they are held captive by unexplainable forces beyond their control, and challenge their very understanding of the nature of reality itself.

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Saturday August 21, 2021 10:05pm - 11:50pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:10pm MST

Sci-Fi Shorts A
Sci-Fi Shorts A

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, August 13 at 9:10am
Friday, August 20 at 4:55pm
Saturday, August 21 at 10:10pm

Girl and Robot
Directed by: Joe Loftus
Synopsis: A Girl meets a Robot while fleeing across a desert. They must work together if they hope to survive.
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The Cage
Directed by: Hengrui Zhang
Synopsis: The artificial intelligence assistant is trying to complete the painting so that she can help her poor master.

Remembrance
Directed by: Shane Joseph Willis
Synopsis: A cyber thief who downloads memories and information is cornered by a woman who wants information of her own.
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Space Case
Directed by: Zachary T. Scott
Synopsis: Can Bobbi Almond, a social outcast escape her small town? Or will she be forced down a road of conformity?
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Sundown Trail
Directed by: Luke Guidici
Synopsis: In a post-apocalyptic world, a timid boy must learn to trust a bandit in order to save his dying father.
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33 Floors
Directed by: Chris Austen
Synopsis: A woman becomes trapped inside an elevator and begins questioning whether this advanced technology has a mind of its own.
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The Prospector
Directed by: Wade Chitwood
Synopsis: An asteroid prospector seeks his fortune and looks at his soul to decide what he is willing to sacrifice.
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Saturday August 21, 2021 10:10pm - 11:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 1 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:15pm MST

The Feast (Subtitled)
The Feast (Subtitled)
Run Time: 95 minutes
Screening Time(s):
Thursday, Aug 19 at 10:05pm
Saturday,  Aug 21 at 10:15pm
Directed by: Lee Haven Jones
Cast: Annes Elwy, Nia Roberts, Julian Lewis Jones, Steffan Cennydd, Sion Davies, Lisa Palfrey
Synopsis: THE FEAST is told over the course of one evening as a wealthy family gathers for a sumptuous dinner in their ostentatious house in the Welsh mountains. The guests are a local business man and a neighboring farmer and the intent is to secure a business deal to mine in the surrounding countryside. When a mysterious young woman arrives to be their waitress for the evening, the family's beliefs and values are challenged as her quiet yet disturbing presence begins to unravel their lives. Slowly, deliberately and with the most terrifying consequences.
 


Saturday August 21, 2021 10:15pm - 11:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:20pm MST

Bad Girls
Bad Girls

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, Aug 14 at 10:15pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 10:20pm

Directed by: Christopher Bickel

Cast: Morgan Shaley Renew, Sanethia Dresch, and Shelby Lois Guinn
Synopsis: After robbing a strip club, three desperate teenage girls lead a misogynistic Federal Agent on a lysergic cross-country chase, scoring a duffle bag full of money, drugs, and a crew of willing kidnapees along the way.

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Saturday August 21, 2021 10:20pm - 11:50pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Sunday, August 22
 

9:00am MST

Trees of Peace
Trees of Peace

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 4:50pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 2:40pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 9:00am

Directed by: Alanna Brown

Cast: Eliane Umuhire, Charmaine Bingwa, Ella Cannon, Bola Koleosho, Tongayi Chirisa

Synopsis: In April of 1994, four women from different backgrounds and beliefs are trapped and hiding during the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Their fight for survival against all odds unites the women in an unbreakable sisterhood.


Sunday August 22, 2021 9:00am - 10:40am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:05am MST

College Shorts
College Shorts

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, August 13 at 9:15am
Saturday, August 21 at 7:25pm
Sunday, August 22 at 9:05am

Cornered Rat
Columbia University
Directed by: Dong-Ren Hong
Synopsis: Being bullied at school, a 13-year-old boy flees the city to find his single father in a small country town.
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Rocket (Subtitled)
University of Brazilia
Directed by: Pedro Henrique Chaves
Synopsis: The rocket enchants a father and son who played in the same place and keep secrets never revealed.
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Iris
University of Arizona
Directed by: Zach Lovvorn
Synopsis: A rebellious user attempts to rid himself of a suspicious eyeball companion that is now commonplace in society.
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Le Prince Oublié
Chapman University
Directed by: Chloe Aguirre
Synopsis: A con-artist is faced with the decision on whether or not to preserve the legacy of cinema and its inventor.

The Bright Side of Things
American Film Institute
Directed by: Andrew Pollack
Synopsis: After his wife leaves him, a down and out man searches for answers to help improve his life.
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Guide On
American Film Institute Conservatory
Directed by: Paige Compton
Synopsis: Basic combat training day one, a recruit stands out as she fights to be the first female guidon bearer.
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Sunday August 22, 2021 9:05am - 10:30am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:10am MST

See You Then
See You Then

Run Time: 75 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 7:50pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 4:05pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 9:10am

Directed by: Mari Walker

Cast: Pooya Mohseni, Lynn Chen, Danny Jacobs, Nican Robinson, Nikohl Boosheri

Synopsis: A decade after abruptly breaking up with Naomi, Kris invites her to dinner to catch-up on their complicated lives, relationships, and Kris' transition.
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Sunday August 22, 2021 9:10am - 10:25am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:10am MST

Sci-Fi Shorts B
Sci-Fi Shorts B

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, Aug 14 at 9:10am
Saturday, Aug 21 at 11:45am
Sunday, Aug 22 at 9:10am

Zealandia
Directed by: Bruno du Bois
Synopsis: Could the bag carried by a fearless woman entering a virus free country be the downfall of this oppressive state?
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Alice
Directed by: Andrew Ramirez
Synopsis: A new proprietary smart home device, ALICE, is always listening to make life easier.
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Fearfully Made
Directed by:Jamie Foreman
Synopsis: When Arthur’s wife, Maggie, is taken into a nursing home, his daughter buys him a care robot.
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In My Image
Directed by: Paige Miltenberger
Synopsis: An ambitious engineer volunteers to be the first ever human participant in her uncle’s quantum teleportation experiment.
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Sweet Nothings
Directed by: Christian Klein
Synopsis: In the near future, a wistful young man man’s dating app experience is upended by a seductive new marketing system.

The Single Line Theory
Directed by: Patrick Belics
Synopsis: Two academics debate the moral and ethical repercussions of making their latest discovery public.
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Sunday August 22, 2021 9:10am - 10:40am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:15am MST

The Hoy Boys
The Hoy Boys

Run Time: 75 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 20 at 11:55am
Saturday, August 21 at 5:10pm
Sunday, August 22 at 9:15am

Directed by: Dave Simonds

Cast: Carl Bernstein, Horace Ballard, Betsy Hoy Shiverick, Kate Hoy

Synopsis: Twin photojournalists lead us back to a pre-digital era, when Americans read newspapers and facts mattered. Twin brothers Tom and Frank Hoy hustled up copyboy jobs in 1953 and both became White House News Photographers. Their story is the story of American journalism when it mattered most.

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Sunday August 22, 2021 9:15am - 10:30am MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:15am MST

Arizona Shorts A
Arizona Shorts A

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, Aug 14 at 4:50pm 
Tuesday, Aug 17 at 7:45pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 11:15am

The Believer
Directed by: Huntr McMillan
Synopsis: A young gangster is torn between right and wrong on the day of his 18th birthday.

The Bank Robbery
Directed by: John Marrs
Synopsis: An incompetent gang out old west outlaws tries to rob a bank with hilarious results.

A Story About Alexi Devilliers
Directed by: Tatum Garvey
Synopsis: This documentary explores how Alexi Devilliers's love for cooking and art became a life-savor for the homeless at Justa Center.

Mind Over Time
Directed by: Will Holst
Synopsis: A young woman attempts to travel back in time to undo a mistake she has regretted for years.
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WHAT IF
Directed by: Tammy Klembith
Synopsis:  A woman experiences strange occurrences that trigger events beyond her control, including the very nature of her own existence.
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ZAP!
Directed by: Philip Sedgwick
Synopsis: An astronomer sharing backyard observations of the center of our galaxy has a run-in with mosquitoes and a bug zapper.
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Level
Directed by: Matt Linderman
Synopsis: A hardened carpenter whose son is dying and whose marriage is falling apart races to build his son’s last request.
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Sunday August 22, 2021 11:15am - 12:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:35am MST

Small Town Wisconsin
Small Town Wisconsin

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 20 at 2:15pm
Saturday, August 21 at 5:15pm
Sunday, August 22 at 11:35am

Directed by: Niels Mueller

Cast: David Sullivan, Kristen Johnston, Bill Heck, Cooper J. Friedman

Synopsis: Perpetual teenager Wayne Stobierski whisks his son away on one last father-son road trip. Poor Wayne. The moment he’s out of his small town comfort zone, he finds his plans spinning comically out of control. But somehow, in the process, the trip transforms into a journey of heartfelt redemption.

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Sunday August 22, 2021 11:35am - 1:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:40am MST

Women is Losers
Women is Losers

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 7:35pm
Saturday, Aug 14 at 2:30pm
Thursday, Aug 19 at 5:00pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 11:40pm

Directed by: Lissette Feliciano

Cast: Lorenza Izzo, Bryan Craig, Chrissie Fit, Simu Liu, Liza Weil, Steven Bauer, Cranston Johnson, Alejandra Miranda, Lincoln Bonilla, Shalim Ortiz, Alessandra Toressani, Ivana De Maria

Synopsis: In 1960’s San Francisco, a once-promising catholic school girl, Celina Guerrera (Lorenza Izzo), sets out to rise above the oppression of poverty and invest in a future for herself that sets new precedents for the time. Inspired by real women and the Janis Joplin song of the same title.

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Sunday August 22, 2021 11:40am - 1:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:45am MST

Horror Shorts A
Horror Shorts A

Run Time: 75 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, August 13 at 10:20pm
Friday, August 20 at 11:45am
Sunday, August 22 at 11:45am

Crock Pot  
Directed by: Ty Jones
Synopsis: A couple argues about a Thanksgiving visit coming up, but terror intercedes with the arrival of a malevolent intruder.

Koreatown Ghost Story
Directed by: Minsun Park & Teddy Tenenbaum
Synopsis: A woman entertains a macabre offer that would let her pursue her dreams, for better or for much much worse.
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Face Mask
Directed by: Daniel Allen & Adam Huber
Synopsis: In the middle of a pandemic, an uncomfortable encounter between a man and his strange neighbor quickly becomes tense.
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The Relic
Directed by: J.M. Logan
Synopsis: Adventurers in search of a mythological object discover the legend foretelling the end of the universe could actually be true.
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Squeal
Directed by: Gavin Michael Booth, Peter Holden
Synopsis: Three women take justice into their own hands to punish a man who has serially abused women.
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Cutter
Directed by: Dan Repp and Lindsay Young
Synopsis: A teenage cutter and her overbearing mother are haunted by a ghost who seeks to keep them at odds.


Sunday August 22, 2021 11:45am - 1:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:50am MST

A Hard Problem
A Hard Problem

Run Time: 110 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 20 at 7:45pm 
Saturday,  August, 21 at 1:30pm
Sunday, August 22 at 11:50am

Directed by: hazart

Cast: Johnny Berchtold, Catherine Haena Kim

Synopsis: After the death of his mother, Ian must pack up the house where he cared for her in her waning years. A strained relationship between him and his sister leads Ian to discover there are complicated circumstances behind the life he didn't realize he was living.
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Sunday August 22, 2021 11:50am - 1:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:55am MST

A Sexplanation
A Sexplanation

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 2:30pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 7:50pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 11:55am

Directed by: Alexander Liu

Cast: Alex Liu, Laurie Betito, Kristen Gilbert, Donal Godfrey, Barry Komisaruk, Lisa Medoff, Julie Metzger, Annabel Sheinberg, Todd Weiler, Nan Wise, Bill Yarber

Synopsis: To right the wrongs of his all-American sex education, 36-year-old Alex Liu goes on a quest to uncover naked truths and hard facts—no matter how awkward it gets. With humor and grit, Alex takes audiences on a playful, heartfelt journey from a shame-filled past to a happier, healthier future.

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Sunday August 22, 2021 11:55am - 1:15pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

1:30pm MST

Filmmaker Conversations: Set Safety (The Cost of Professionalism)

Sunday August 22, 2021 1:30pm - 1:45pm MST
LivGenerations Mayo Showroom 7000 E. Mayo Blvd, Suite 1108 Phoenix, AZ 85054

1:50pm MST

Live Action Shorts A
Live Action Shorts A

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, Aug 13 at 2:25pm
Friday, Aug 20 at 9:05am
Sunday, Aug 22 at 1:50pm

Prime of Your Life
Directed by: Craig Tovey
Synopsis: An actress who's trying to make it in Hollywood is stripped of an opportunity and breaks down in epic fashion.
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The Book of Ruth
Directed by: Becca Roth
Synopsis: A Passover visit to grandma's house reveals a huge family secret.

The Gift
Directed by: Jacintha Charles
Synopsis: A girl with uncommonly large ears is bullied at school, but finds solace in her friendship with a crow.
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How To End A Conversation
Directed by: Gregory Kasunich
Synopsis: A heartbroken man enlists a therapist to help him lift the weight of his past relationship off his shoulders... literally.
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Hello From Taiwan
Directed by: Tiffany Frances
Synopsis: A Taiwanese American family struggles to reunite across language and cultural barriers in the late 1980s, from a child’s perspective.
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Alina
Directed by: Rami Kodeih
Synopsis: As Nazis invade their home, a gang of women risks everything to smuggle their friend's baby to safety.


Sunday August 22, 2021 1:50pm - 3:15pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:10pm MST

In the Dark of the Valley
In The Dark Of The Valley

Run Time: 110 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 20 at 5:05pm
Saturday, August 21 at 9:25am
Sunday, August 22 at 2:10pm

Directed by: Nicholas Mihm

Cast: Melissa Bumstead, Lauren Hammersley, Denise Duffield, Daniel Hirsch

Synopsis: A group of Southern California mothers discover that the nearby Santa Susana Field Laboratory is one of the most radioactive and chemically contaminated sites in the world - and neglect from the property owners may have exposed the community to decades worth of cancer-causing hazardous waste.

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Sunday August 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:15pm MST

African American Directed Shorts
African American Directed Shorts

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, August 14 at 4:55pm
Wednesday, August 18 at 5:00pm
Sunday, August 22 at 2:15pm

A Machine For Boredom
Directed by: Marc Cartwright
Synopsis: Isolation drives a man to rethink his position within a capitalistic society.
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Periphery
Directed by: Lonnie Edwards
Synopsis: A unique retrospect dissecting the struggle of being black in America. Narrated by James Baldwin.

Mickey Hardaway
Directed by: Marcellus Cox
Synopsis: A Young Sketch Artist visits a well renowned psychiatrist as his life begins sprawling out of control.
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Lavender Boy
Directed by: Donavan Edwards
Synopsis: A government official faces a tough decision after two FBI agents question him about his sexuality.
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Remembrance
Directed by: Tom White
Synopsis: Two broken souls find one another on the road to recovery that reveals they share an even deeper connection.
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MO
Directed by: Shawn Pipkin-West
Synopsis: A struggling single mother reignites her passion of becoming a musician when she takes a job as an ESL teacher.
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Latasha Harlins: A Rose That Grew from Concrete
Directed by: Shannon Dion
Synopsis: Latasha Harlins, 15-year-old girl who struggles to find herself in a world where she must overcome unbearable heartbreaks.
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Sunday August 22, 2021 2:15pm - 3:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:20pm MST

The Stairs
The Stairs

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday August 13 at 2:20pm
Friday August 20 at 9:15am
Sunday August 22 at 2:20pm

Directed by: Peter "Drago" Tiemann

Cast: John Schneider, Kathleen Quinlan, Adam Korson, Brent Bailey, Stacey Oristano, Josh Crotty, Tyra Colar, Russell Hodgkinson, Trin Miller

Synopsis: What started as a week-long adventure with friends quickly turns into a fight for survival. in 1997, a young boy disappears while out hunting with his grandfather. Twenty years later, a group of hikers set off, deep into the same stretch of wilderness where they stumble upon The Stairs.

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Sunday August 22, 2021 2:20pm - 3:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:25pm MST

Last Night in Rozzie
Last Night in Rozzie

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 20 at 2:35pm
Saturday, August 21 at 7:55pm
Sunday, August 22 at 2:25pm

Directed by: Sean Gannet

Cast: Neil Brown Jr., Nicky Whelan, Jeremy Sisto, Kevin Chapman

Synopsis: Outstanding performances, deeply defined and complex characters, and a profoundly detailed setting propel this taut, redemptive story. When a New York lawyer (Neil Brown Jr.) returns to his Boston hometown to reunite his dying friend (Jeremy Sisto) with his young son, he is compelled to confront a malignant childhood trauma.

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Sunday August 22, 2021 2:25pm - 3:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

Filmmaker Conversations: Docs/Narratives as Social Change Agents
This year, we are taking our filmmaker discussions indoors — in the cool and comfortable LivGenerations Mayo Showroom just south of the Harkins Theatres across from the Bowlero in suite 1108.
Be a part of the conversation! There is something for everyone to learn as filmmakers from all over the world join us for a discussion about pressing issues in the world of film and filmmaking. We invite filmmakers, aspiring filmmakers and film lovers alike to join the conversation!

These events are FREE and open to the public! ​​​​


Sunday August 22, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm MST
LivGenerations Mayo Showroom 7000 E. Mayo Blvd, Suite 1108 Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

My Fiona
My Fiona

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 5:10pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 12:00pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 2:30pm

Directed by: Kelly Walker

Cast: Jeanette Maus, Corbin Reid, Elohim Nycalove, Sara Amini, Ryan Garcia, April Lang

Synopsis: How do you navigate the world when your best friend inexplicably takes her own life? For Jane, she finds herself drawn to Fiona’s wife and child, seeking solace and perhaps more in the relationship that gently unfolds.
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Sunday August 22, 2021 2:30pm - 4:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:00pm MST

Filmmaker Conversations: Adding a Name Talent to Your Cast — Why and How
This year, we are taking our filmmaker discussions indoors — in the cool and comfortable LivGenerations Mayo Showroom just south of the Harkins Theatres across from the Bowlero in suite 1108.
Be a part of the conversation! There is something for everyone to learn as filmmakers from all over the world join us for a discussion about pressing issues in the world of film and filmmaking. We invite filmmakers, aspiring filmmakers and film lovers alike to join the conversation!

These events are FREE and open to the public! ​​​​


Sunday August 22, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm MST
LivGenerations Mayo Showroom 7000 E. Mayo Blvd, Suite 1108 Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:25pm MST

200 Meters
200 Meters (Subtitled)

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 13 at 12:05pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 4:25pm

Directed by: Ameen Nayfeh

Cast: Anna Unterberger, Lana Zreik, Motaz Malhees
Synopsis: Mustafa and his wife Salwa live 200 meters apart in villages separated by the Israeli border wall. One day he gets a call every parent dreads: his son has been injured in an accident. Rushing to cross the Israeli checkpoint, Mustafa is denied on a technicality. But a father’s love won’t give up and he will do anything to reach his son. A 200 meter distance becomes a 200 kilometer odyssey, as Mustafa, left with no choice, attempts to smuggle himself to the other side of the wall.

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Sunday August 22, 2021 4:25pm - 6:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:45pm MST

An Inconvenient Time
An Inconvenient Time – The Story of Ruth Ravina

Run Time: 110 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 9:20am
Saturday, Aug 21 at 2:35pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 4:45pm

Directed by: Denny Klein

Cast: Ruth Ravina

Synopsis: “An Inconvenient Time” tells the odyssey through the Holocaust of Ruth Ravina, who was two years old when Germany invaded Poland in 1939 and lived through three concentration camps by the age of seven. Hers is a story of survival and triumph.

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Sunday August 22, 2021 4:45pm - 6:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 3 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:50pm MST

The Strings
The Strings

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Wednesday, Aug 18 at 10:05pm
Sunday, Aug 22 at 4:50pm

Directed by: Ryan Glover
Cast: Teagan Johnston, Jenna Schaefer, April Aliermo, Toby Hendy, Lora Bidner, Tara Niewiadomski

Synopsis: In the dead of winter, Catherine, a talented musician, travels to her aunt's remote coastal cottage to work on new material in solitude. Once there, she and local photographer Grace spark up a budding romance while visiting an abandoned farmhouse with a disturbing past. Soon after, strange and seemingly supernatural occurrences begin to manifest at the cottage, escalating each night and dangerously eroding Catherine's sense of reality.

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Sunday August 22, 2021 4:50pm - 6:15pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:55pm MST

12 Months of Kai
12 Months of KAI (Subtitled)

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, Aug 15 at 2:20pm
Saturday, Aug 21 at 9:10am    
Sunday, Aug 22 at 4:55pm

Directed by: Mutsumi Kameyama

Cast: Ayaka Nakagouchi, Kosei Kudo, Mayumi Yamamoto, Aya Okada, Shino Natsume, Ran Imai, Yoshitsune Ogahara, Kikka Oiwa, Kenta Kiguchi

Synopsis: Kyoka buys a personal care humanoid to make her life easier. Kai, her humanoid, learns everything about her, adapting himself to serve her better. Their relationship progresses, and when the impossible happens, Kyoka’s 12 Months of Kai exposes more than ever imagined.
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Sunday August 22, 2021 4:55pm - 6:20pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:00pm MST

See You Next Christmas
See You Next Christmas

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, August 20 at 12:00pm
Saturday, August 21 at 9:30am
Sunday, August 22 at 5:00pm

Directed by: Christine Weatherup

Cast: Elizabeth Guest, AJ Meijer, Vin Vescio, Christine Weatherup, Paul Welsh, Jenny Lorenzo, with Marc Evan Jackson and Janet Varney

Synopsis: Annie and Tom Clark throw an annual holiday party, “Clarkmas.” It’s become the go-to event for their ragtag group of friends. When chronically single Natalie and Logan continue to run into each other at the party year after year, they begin to wonder if maybe they’re meant to be...


Sunday August 22, 2021 5:00pm - 6:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:05pm MST

Downeast
Downeast

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Aug 20 at 9:25am 
Saturday, Aug 21 at 12:05pm 
Sunday, Aug 22 at 5:05pm

Directed by: Joe Raffa

Cast: Greg Finley, Dylan Silver, Judson Mills, Kirk Fox, Gareth Williams, Dennis Cockrum

Synopsis: A story of love, loss, and redemption, "Downeast" follows Emma Maddox as she returns to Maine to attempt to put together the mystery of her brother's murder. As she reconnects with a love interest, the two must decide whether to run away from or face the darkness in their path.
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Sunday August 22, 2021 5:05pm - 6:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:15pm MST

Closing Night Film: Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Run Time: 120 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, August 22 at 7:00 pm

Directed by: Jonathan Butterell

Cast: Max Harwood, Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Shobna Gulati, Ralph Ineson, Adeel Akhtar, Samuel Bottomley, with Sharon Horgan and Richard E. Grant

Synopsis: Inspired by true events, Everybody's Talking About Jamie is the film adaptation of the award-winning hit musical from London’s West End, about Jamie New (newcomer Max Harwood), a teenager in a blue collar English town with a dream of life on stage. While his classmates plan their livelihoods after graduation, Jamie contemplates revealing his secret career ambition as a fierce and proud drag queen. His best friend Pritti (Lauren Patel) and his loving mom (Sarah Lancashire) shower him with endless support while local drag legend Miss Loco Chanelle (Richard E. Grant) mentors him toward his debut stage performance. But it’s not all rainbows for Jamie as his unsupportive dad (Ralph Ineson), an uninspired career advisor (Sharon Horgan), and some ignorant school kids attempt to rain on his sensational aspirations. In rousing and colorful musical numbers, Jamie and his community inspire one another to be more accepting, and to see the value in facing adversity stepping out of the darkness into the spotlight.

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Sunday August 22, 2021 7:15pm - 9:00pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 - Cine Capri - Theatre 14 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054