The Phoenix Film Festival kicks off tonight tonight with an opening gala, which according to Festival will be a great chance to catch a glimpse of "celebrities" including Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sally Kellerman.
We're actually more excited about Phoenix Suns player Grant Hill, who will appear and screen his feature-length film, Starting at the Finish Line, at the festival's home base -- the Harkins Scottsdale 101 at 6 p.m.
This year, the festival's schedule includes films starring Uma Thurman, Keanu Reeves, Cuba Gooding Jr, and Christopher Walken; short- and feature-length documentaries; nights of sci-fi and horror films (both feature length and shorts); world cinema; animated shorts; and blocks of films by local filmmakers and students.
Check out a rundown of festival tickets, select events, and our top picks after the jump ...
Three Must Sees:
1. Kill the Irishman is a showcase feature about an Irish mobster who stirs things up with his family's Italian rivals. It stars Christopher Walken, Vincent D'Onofrio, Val Kilmer, Ray Stevenson, and Paul Sorvino. Show time: Saturday, April 2 at 11:15 a.m..
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3. Starting at the Finish Line: follows Al Buehler, who coached at Duke University for 55 years, and documents his latest challenge -- an inoperable brain tumor. Show time: Tonight at 6 p.m.