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Phoenix Film Festival Debuts Summer Showcase Today


Amid a month of not-so stellar releases (we're looking your way, Fantastic Four), Phoenix Film Festival offers a great reason to head to the theater. For the first time ever, the must-attend spring movie event debuts its summer showcase.

Kicking off the showcase is Noah Baumbach's latest Greta Gerwig vehicle, Mistress America, on Monday, August 10, at Harkins Scottsdale 101. The series continues nightly through Thursday, August 13, with Time Out of Mind, which follows a homeless man (Richard Gere) attempting to reconnect with his daughter (Jena Malone), on Tuesday, Cop Car, starring Kevin Bacon, on Wednesday, and Ken Kwapis' A Walk in the Woods, with Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. 

“We are very excited to bring a Phoenix Film Festival event to the summer for the first time,” says Phoenix Film Festival director Jason Carney. “We’ve managed to program a wide variety of films to give audiences a fun week to look forward to.”

Each of these screenings is in advance of the films' official release dates and features a discussion element.


Tickets are available through Phoenix Film Festival's website. Four-night passes are $30, while single-night tickets are $10. All screenings begin at 7 p.m., and seating is limited to 200 people per showing.
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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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