Five Must-See Movies in Phoenix This April

Joséphine de La Baume in Kiss of the Damned
Joséphine de La Baume in Kiss of the Damned
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Pass the popcorn. Here are five movies you've gotta see this month.

Kiss of the Damned @ Harkins Scottsdale 101 There are a few reasons Kiss of the Damned is on our must-see list. It's directed by Xan Cassavetes, daughter of John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands. Milo Ventimiglia (a.k.a. Rory Gilmore's soulmate) is in it, as is model/royal pain in Blair Waldorf's ass Roxane Mesquida. In case none of that matters to you, here are three words: sexy, vampire, thriller. Sold? Thought so.

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Kiss screens as part of the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival at Harkins Scottsdale 101 on Friday, April 4, at 10 p.m. and Tuesday, April 9, at 9 p.m. Single screening tickets are $12, and festival passes cost up to $300.


The Kings of Summer @ Harkins Scottsdale 101 Welp, not every Disney star in the process of growing up and out from under the Mouse's shadow appears in Spring Breakers . Instead Moises Arias ( Hannah Montana ) stars alongside Alison Brie ( Community ), Nick Offerman ( Parks & Recreation ), and Megan Mullally ( Will & Grace ) in coming-of-age comedy The Kings of Summer , which premièred at Sundance. Catch the flick at Phoenix Film Festival at 7:40 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at Harkins Scottsdale 101 . Single screening tickets are $12, and festival passes cost up to $300.


Phoenix: City of the Future @ FilmBar In conjunction with Phoenix Urban Design Week , FilmBar hosts a 6:30 p.m. screening on Monday, April 8, of Robert Kilman and Safwat Saleem 's Phoenix: City of the Future , which is about a has-been soap star attempting to lure artsy folks to Phoenix. Admission is free. A panel discussion featuring the co-directors, Jenny Poon of CO+HOOTS, and others.


Paolo Soleri: Beyond Form @ Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Director Aimee Madsen looks at the life and work of architect, artist, and craftsman Paolo Soleri in her new documentary. The film screens at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in conjunction with SMoCA's exhibition " Paolo Soleri: Mesa City to Arcosanti " and the Modern Phoenix Expo. Following the film will be a discussion with Madsen and a guided tour of the exhibition. Tickets are $7.


From Russia with Love @ Biltmore Fashion Park If you're anything like us, you've watched and re-watched Archer so many times that you've forgotten it's rooted in early James Bond films. For a refresher course in 007, head to Biltmore Fashion Park 's free outdoor screening of From Russia with Love at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26.

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Harkins Scottsdale 101

815 N. 2nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Biltmore Fashion Park

24th St. & Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

7380 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251


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