The Screening Room- The Twenty Fourth Arizona International Film Festival Four More Must See Films





The Duck Diaries: A Cold War Quest for Friendship Across the Americas

Matt Twomey, USA, 2014, 90 min.


In 1961, at the height of the Cold War, seven young men embark on a goodwill mission through Latin America aboard a surplus military vessel they call El Pato Valiente, or The Valiant Duck. They launch on NBC’s Today show, and shoot 16mm film along the way. The obstacles they face are many, including a lack of funds, skeptical border guards, hostile students, mechanical breakdowns, roadside bandits, and a trip across the dangerous water from Panama to Colombia.


$6.00 admission

Tuesday, April 21 – 6:00 p.m.

The Challenger

Kent Moran, USA, 2014, 96 min.


A struggling Bronx auto mechanic will do everything in his power to avoid life on the streets. With the help of a legendary trainer (played by the late Michael Clarke Duncan), he soon finds that boxing is his ticket to a better life. Earning the nickname Bronx Boy, Miller becomes a local hero and earns a shot at the Light-Heavyweight Title.


$8.00 admission


Wednesday, April 21 – 8:00 p.m.

A Place to Stand

Daniel Glick, USA, 2014, 85 min.

Jimmy Santiago Baca was a petty thief and a drug dealer when he was sentenced to five years in Arizona State Prison, one of the deadliest prisons in America. Baca began his incarceration violent, angry, and illiterate. While incarcerated, he taught himself how to read and write, discovering a passion for poetry that ultimately saved his life.


$6.00 admission


Wednesday, April 22 – 6:00 p.m.

M Cream

Agneya Singh, India, 2014, 114 min.


Figs is the typical cynic one finds lurking in the expansive lawns of Delhi University. Entangled in a web of drugs and delirium, he is the quintessential rebel. His world is thrown into disarray when a sudden scarcity of hash snatches away his favorite pastime. Unable to cope with the situation, Figs joins forces with a motley crew of fellow students on a quest to attain M Cream, a mythical form of hash.


$8.00 admission


Wednesday, April 22 – 8:00 p.m.

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