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Phoenix Film Festival Founder Chris Lamont Looks Back on 14 Years of Festivals

Before Chris Lamont started the Phoenix Film Festival, the Valley didn't really have one to call our own. With this year's event, which takes place at Harkins Scottsdale 101 April 3 through 10, and features films with big-name actors like Jude Law and Tom Hardy, it's gearing up to be the biggest festival yet. Lamont explains how the mostly volunteer-run organization continues to expand and what it does better than any other film festival around.

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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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