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‘A Festival in Two Parts’: Scottsdale event sets in-person, virtual films

By Connor Dziawura | October 23, 2021 After a surprise success adapting amidst the pandemic last year, the annual Scottsdale International Film Festival is returning as a hybrid event this November. Despite going virtual and halving...

‘Lamb’: A24 film is a grim take on motherhood, miscarriage, Mother Nature

By Jordan Houston | October 7, 2021 First-time feature film director and co-writer Valdimar Jóhannsson’s “Lamb” is a hauntingly grim — and, at times, almost too outrageous to grasp — commentary on motherhood, miscarriage and...

Building a Community: Peoria Film Festival returns after pandemic hiatus

By Connor Dziawura | September 8, 2021 Peoria Film Festival Executive Director Jason Carney sees film festivals as fostering their own little community. “There’s just that sense of comradery from film lovers,” Carney describes. “It’s not...

‘A Sophisticated Setting’: Landmark Theatres landing in the Quarter

By Alex Gallagher | September 8, 2021 Landmark Theatres is set to make its presence known in the greater Phoenix area with the opening of its first theater in Scottsdale Quarter this fall.  The theater will...

No More ‘Lucking Out’: Sedona film festival gets cautious with pandemic

By Connor Dziawura | June 5, 2021 Sedona International Film Festival organizers lucked out with last year’s event. Set just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic led to mass shutdowns of businesses and cancellations of events, the...

Aspiring to New ‘Heights’: Emotional, upbeat film recalls old Hollywood

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 5, 2021 “In the Heights” stars Olga Merediz and Jimmy Smits say their musical masterpiece is the perfect antidote to a rough 18 months. “It’s balanced with emotional and deep moments,...

‘All We Have’: Independent Tucson film hits local Harkins

By Annika Tomlin | April 15, 2021 When director Edgar Ybarra shot the independent production “All We Have” in Tucson, the cast and crew didn’t expect it to make it to the big screen. But starting...

On Fire: Dobson Dorian Bustamante graduate brings ‘Raya’ to life

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | March 4, 2021 Dobson High School graduate Dorian Bustamante has a resume that speaks volumes. Joining Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2019, Bustamante is embedded in the legendary family, having worked on...

Promoting Equality: LUNAFEST helping give women filmmakers a platform

By Connor Dziawura | March 1, 2021 When LUNAFEST returns every year, it brings with it a new set of films from around the world to highlight strong women, powerful images and impactful language. Founded in...

Sharing Stories: JCFilm Studios studio set to open in Tempe

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 15, 2021 Actor Dean Cain and JCFilm Studios’ Jason Campbell are on a conference call, bouncing thoughts off each other. Cain tells jokes, while Campbell is the straight man. But there’s...

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