The Screening Room- 2015 Arizona International Film Festival LAST WEEKEND TO SEE GREAT INDIE FILMS

LAST WEEKEND TO SEE GREAT INDIE FILMS

AT THE 

24TH ARIZONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Almost There

Dan Rybicky/Aaron Wickenden, USA, 2014, 93 min.

 

Peter Anton is an elderly artist living in poor conditions until he befriends two filmmakers. Shot over eight years, this documentary captures Anton’s first major art exhibition and the controversy it generates. By highlighting the people in Anton’s community compelled to help this hilarious and heartbreaking character, this coming-of-(old)-age story explores the intersections of social norms, elder care, and artistic expression.

 

Filmmaker in attendance.

 

$6.00 admission

Friday, April 24 – 6:00 p.m.

Death on a Rock

Scott Ballard, USA, 2015, 82 min.

 

Follow Lillian on her trip to sea to reflect upon mortality. A vibrantly shot tale that drifts between memories and shifting consciousness, this film portrays one woman’s solitary reflection on a year of happiness, pain, and growth.

 

Filmmaker in attendance.

 

$8.00 admission

 

Friday, April 24 – 8:00 p.m.

A Ghost and the Boy [with a Box on his Head]

Philip Blue, USA, 2014, 72 min.

 

Eighteen-year-old Theo has an encounter with Sadie, his image of a perfect girl who lives deep within his subconscious. Unaware that others cannot see her, he is sent to a mental hospital where Theo travels deep into his imagination with Sadie.

 

Filmmaker in attendance.

 

$6.00 admission

 

Friday, April 24 – 10:00 p.m.

The Backward Class

Madeleine Grant, Canada, 2014, 91 min.

 

A class of Dalit (untouchable) caste students prepares for the national high school graduation exams. As the first group of Dalit to undertake this endeavor, pressures are high. The opportunity to graduate and attend college could potentially break these students and their families out of a cycle of poverty that has disadvantaged them for generations.

 

$6.00 admission

 

Saturday, April 25 – 2:00 p.m.

Sanctuary: A Documentary 

Colton Shone, USA, 2015, 62 min.

 

An undocumented immigrant who has lived in the United States for over ten years faces federal deportation proceedings. Southside Presbyterian, a Tucson-area church with a history of providing sanctuary for illegal immigrants, opens its doors for the man and his family. They will stay on the church property until the federal government reverses its decision.

 

Panel discussion with filmmaker will follow the screening.

 

$6.00 admission

 

Saturday, April 25 – 4:00 p.m.

Dropkick

Robert Loomis, USA, 2015, 85 min.

 

When one of their teammates is killed in an accident,  a group of female rugby players join together to fulfill the deceased’s final wishes. The group steals their teammate’s body to carry out her plan in defiance of her family and the law.

 

Filmmaker in attendance.

 

$8.00 admission

 

Saturday, April 25 – 7:00 p.m.

BEST OF THE FEST MARATHON

Get on board and see the award winning films from the 2015 Arizona International Film Festival.

Check our website filmfestivalarizona.com for the selected films.

Marathon Ticket: $10; Individual Shows: $6

Sunday, April 26

12:00 noon, 1:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

All films play at

The Screening Room

127 East Congress Downtown

on the Modern Streetcar line

Visit filmfestivalarizona.com for more information about the 2015 Arizona International Film Festival. 

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