Movie Stars

Local film fest at its biggest and best

Phoenix Film Festival is 10 years old. Time to hit this mofo.

Look, they're showing around 150 films from 21 nations. Not a typo! And 2010's PFF introduces the Opening Night Gala where the annual Visionary Award will be presented. The first award goes to Dan Harkins -- maybe you've heard of him -- and he'll present, in turn, the Dan Harkins Breakthrough Filmmaker Award. Hosted by Tara Hitchcock, the event includes cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, and a late screening of a Phoenix première, all benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

As the reels roll on through April 15, catch such intriguing titles as Butt Fighters, Multiple Sarcasms, Iranian, Gay & Seeking Asylum, and The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas (an animated short featuring the final performance of the late Jonathan Harris -- yup, Dr. Smith on Lost in Space).

April 8-15, 2010
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