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Thursday, November 12
 

7:30pm MST

Opening Night Film: The Comeback Trail
The Comeback Trail

Run Time: 105 minutes

Directed by: George Gallo

Cast: Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, Emile Hirsch, Zach Braff

Synopsis: In debt to the mob and in need of a new money making scheme to save his skin, greedy grind-house film producer, Max Barber, (Robert Deniro) decides to produce a dangerous new film, all for the sake of killing his lead actor in a stunt so he can rake in the insurance money. But when he casts Duke Montana, (Tommy Lee Jones) an aging, washed up movie star as the lead, Max never expects the depressed old drunk to be revitalized by being in front of the camera again. Unable to kill Duke in a basic stunt, Max ups the stakes, putting Duke into ever more dangerous situations. And as Duke survives stunt after stunt, Max unwittingly starts making the best movie of his career.

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Thursday November 12, 2020 7:30pm - 10:30pm MST
Cine Capri - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:30pm MST

Opening Night Film: The Comeback Trail
The Comeback Trail

Run Time: 105 minutes

Directed by: George Gallo

Cast: Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, Emile Hirsch, Zach Braff

Synopsis: In debt to the mob and in need of a new money making scheme to save his skin, greedy grind-house film producer, Max Barber, (Robert Deniro) decides to produce a dangerous new film, all for the sake of killing his lead actor in a stunt so he can rake in the insurance money. But when he casts Duke Montana, (Tommy Lee Jones) an aging, washed up movie star as the lead, Max never expects the depressed old drunk to be revitalized by being in front of the camera again. Unable to kill Duke in a basic stunt, Max ups the stakes, putting Duke into ever more dangerous situations. And as Duke survives stunt after stunt, Max unwittingly starts making the best movie of his career.

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Thursday November 12, 2020 7:30pm - 10:30pm MST
Theatre 1 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Friday, November 13
 

11:30am MST

Ask No Questions
Ask No Questions

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 11:30 AM
Monday, November 16 at 11:35 AM
Wednesday, November 18 2:10 PM
Friday, November 20 at 11:30 AM


Directed by: Jason Loftus

Cast: Chen Ruichang, Lisa Weaver, Tony Bai, Shi Jian, Karen Parker, Zihui Liang, Sarah Cook, Dr. Alan Rogers, Levi Browde, Danny Schechter, David Satter, Richard Chen, Celia Ou, Peter Li, Peng Lin, Tom Comet, Jason Loftus.

Synopsis: When Chinese state television blames his faith for a fiery public suicide, Chen Ruichang is detained in a Clockwork Orange-style brainwashing facility, forced to accept the government’s account. But Chen says it was a government plot. A CNN reporter who smuggled out footage of the event helps untangle an intricate conspiracy, as authorities pressure the filmmaker’s family and business associates.

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Friday November 13, 2020 11:30am - 12:55pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:35am MST

So Late So Soon
So Late So Soon

Run Time: 70 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Friday, November 13 at 11:35 AM
Monday, November 16 at 5:10 PM


Directed by: Daniel Hymanson


Synopsis: Chicago artists Jackie and Don Seiden are a half- century into their marriage, time they’ve spent creating distinct yet congruous bodies of work. Jackie makes art of everything around her. Central to her practice is a recognition of the fragility of materials. This conceptual interest has turned into a maddening reality for her, as both her body and her most ambitious art project, her canary-yellow Victorian house, start to fall apart. Don’s work reveals a mind resigned to death. He has always been interested in the rules of nature, which now manifests in an acceptance of his own declining health. In exploring Jackie and Don’s art, So Late So Soon becomes a part of it, immersing us in their creations – decades of complex, interconnected work and a shared life that is uniquely their own.


Friday November 13, 2020 11:35am - 12:45pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:45am MST

She's in Portland
She's in Portland

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 11:45 AM
Saturday, November 14 at 5:25 PM
Monday, November 16 at 2:25 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 2:25 PM

Directed by: Marc Carlini

Cast: Tommy Dewey, Fracois Arnaud, Minka Kelly, Joelle Carter, Lola Glaudini

Synopsis: Two old college friends, now in their thirties, admire each other’s lives and feel trapped in their own. Wes, tied to his demanding corporate career and his responsibilities to his growing family, extends a work trip to drag his dispirited artist friend Luke up the California coast to find Luke’s “one that got away.”

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Friday November 13, 2020 11:45am - 1:30pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:50am MST

Horror Shorts A
Horror Shorts A

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 11:50 AM
Friday, November 20 at 2:40 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 2:40 PM

MAKE ME A SANDWICH
Directed by: Denman Hatch
Synopsis: Marcy and her husband live together in a constant state of disarray. Her husband continually demands Marcy make him sandwiches, ad nauseam - but how long can she withstand his abuse before she finally cracks?

HISTORY OF MONSTERS
Directed by: Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz
Synopsis: Evelyn lives isolated in a cabin in the woods haunted every night by monsters of unknown origin. One day she finds a dying man in the forest and decides to help him. Unable to trust him to stay or exile him into a certain death, she ties the stranger up inside the house and becomes entranced by him, struggling between her safety and her sexual desires.
 
THE LISTENING
Directed by: Doug O. Perkins
Synopsis: A group of friends are on their way to the proverbial cabin in the woods when they come across a strange man with important information.
 
CHICKENS
Directed by: Bryian Keith Montgomery Jr
Synopsis: Two racist cops try to cover up killing an unarmed black teen. Things don’t go as planned…
 
NIGHT CRAWL
Directed by: Gregory Shultz
Synopsis: Two inmates tunnel through the walls of a hellish prison, only to find something more terrifying than death row
 
ASKING FOR A FRIEND
Directed by: Kelsey Bollig
Synopsis: Blake and Q are childhood best friends, roommates, and well - soulmates. After a long day trying to maintain her #girlboss status at work, Blake's one-track mind is solely set on the nachos Q has promised to make for dinner. In addition to the nachos, however, Q has also unexpectedly managed to kill someone in their apartment. Through a series of heavily graphic and hilarious situations, the girls tap into their inner serial killers and decide to handle the body themselves. Their naivete and inexperience leads to a weekend full of accidental drugs, Saran Wrap, and body that, for whatever reason, will not stop bleeding. So hypothetically speaking - how do you get rid of a body? Asking for a friend.
 
SEPARATION
Directed by: Rebekah W. McKendry
Synopsis: On the final night of a heated divorce, a husband and wife acquite a strange new disease.
 

Friday November 13, 2020 11:50am - 1:10pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:00pm MST

Documentary Shorts A
Documentary Shorts A
 
Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 4:45 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 11:35 AM

Invasion: The Unist’ot’en’s Fight for Sovereignty
Directed by: Michael Toledano, Sam Vinal
Synopsis: In this era of “reconciliation”, Indigenous land is still being taken at gunpoint. INVASION is verité cinematic experience about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint and the larger Wet'suwet'en Nation standing up to the Canadian government and corporations who continue colonial violence against Indigenous peoples.

No Limits: Wheelchair Basketball in South Sudan
Directed by: Leandro Badalotti
Synopsis: Malat Wei was a young child when his family was forced to flee South Sudan, shortly after he contracted polio and lost the use of his legs. Though he grew up in an Ethiopian refugee camp, he fell in love with sports, spending his long days at the camp playing soccer with his able-bodied friends. Malat would use only his hands to navigate the dusty pitch. At age 12, his family was resettled as refugees in Texas where a few years later he was introduced to wheelchair basketball by a member of his church. He was immediately hooked. Now 25, he plays university-level wheelchair basketball in Arizona, after a successful stint playing professionally in France from 2015-2016.
Jess Markt is from Denver, Colorado. At age 19, he was in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Previously a college track-and-field star, wheelchair basketball was a major factor in Jess’ recovery, both physically and mentally. He now serves as the International Committee of the Red Cross’ (ICRC) Diversity, Inclusion and Sports Advisor and coaches disabled athletes in war zones, including Afghanistan, South Sudan and the Gaza Strip.
Several years ago, Jess and Malat met at a tournament in New Mexico and their friendship was born. When Malat discovered that Jess was coaching in South Sudan, he pitched the idea of going with him to help coach athletes back in his home country. Last November, they did just that, fulfilling Malat’s dream of helping his fellow countrymen, by bringing the joy of wheelchair basketball to the newest country in the world.
 
Atsuko’s Story
Directed by: William Johnston-Carter
Synopsis: The surprisingly funny coming-of-age story of one Japanese-American undocumented immigrant.
When Atsuko Okatsuka was a child in Japan, she thought America was just a giant theme park. When she was 10, her family flew to the States for a "2 month vacation" and never left.
They were undocumented, but nobody ever told Atsuko that. Growing up as an undocumented Japanese-American was confusing. There were exciting discoveries--like ranch dressing and basketball--but also a constant feeling of not belonging.
Tragedy breeds comedy, and today Atsuko is a successful stand-up comedian, listed by Vulture magazine as a Comedian to Watch in 2018. Her story is a testament to the diversity of undocumented immigrants' experiences. We might not think of airplanes or ranch dressing when we think of undocumented immigration, but maybe we should.
 
Ashes to Ashes
Directed by: Taylor Rees, Renan Ozturk
Synopsis: Winfred Rembert, the only living survivor of a lynching, a Star Wars fanatic and leather artist, develops a friendship with Doctor Shirley Jackson Whitaker who is on a mission to memorialize the forgotten 4,000 African Americans lynched during the Jim Crow era. Together, their journeys of healing intertwine.
 
Love Nonnie
Directed by: Lisa Addario
Synopsis: This 106 year old woman became a viral sensation at 102. But we quickly see why she’s so much more than that.

Friday November 13, 2020 12:00pm - 1:20pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:05pm MST

Native American Directed Shorts
Native American Directed Shorts
 
Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 12:05 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 12:00 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 4:45 PM

BLACKWATER
Directed by: Boise Esquerra
Synopsis: Blackwater follows the story of Birdie Blackwater. A washed up Native American country singer from the reservation who found stardom and fame at an early age. Now on her last leg career wise, and having burnt every bridge across America, Birdie finds herself alone and broke returning to her home land trying to cope with her life as it spirals out of control after ten years of reckless, unchecked, alcoholism.

DOUK
Directed by: Michelle Hernandez
Synopsis: A Native American family confronts the harsh reality of being split apart from their daughters.
 
INTERLOPER
Directed by: Lawrence Hennigan
Synopsis: David Murdoch is a bounty hunter from a dystopian world. He’s tasked to travel back in time to present-day Los Angeles in pursuit of a fugitive—one Iris Gilbert. But the mission causes him to question his orders and his future.
 
YOUR NAME ISN’T ENGLISH
Directed by: Tazbah Rose Chavez
Synopsis: As drivers struggle to pronounce her name, a Native American passenger offers history lessons from the backseat. Its a lesson in American history they won't forget.
 
VOICES UNHEARD
Directed by: Mark Lewis
Synopsis: Marty Coulee, a Native American photographer and entrepreneur, lives the good life in New York City. When her Native American business partner, Jess, receives an unexpected opportunity in the American Southwest, the two embark on an adventure to Arizona. However, the fun is short-lived when Jess vanishes without a trace. Suddenly, Marty must deal with her past, a system of racism, and false allegations—all while trying to find her friend. These events fundamentally change Marty. She vows to be a voice for the voices unheard.
 
NICE SHIRT
Directed by: Juan C. Ysaguirre
Synopsis: A compliment gone wrong that asks the right questions.
 
TOTEMS
Directed by: Justin Deegan
Synopsis: A post-apocalyptic film about two Indigenous men existing in the aftermath of colonial America. When their spouses kick them out, making them homeless in 2019 Seattle. Just like in the old days.

Friday November 13, 2020 12:05pm - 1:45pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:10pm MST

Zoro's Solo
Zoro's Solo (subtitled)

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 2:10 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 11:30 AM
Thursday, November 19 at 2:10 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 11:30 AM

Directed by: Martin Busker

Cast: Mert Dincer, Andrea Sawatzki, Laurids Schürmann, Hadi Khanjanpour

Synopsis: A 13-year-old refugee from Afghanistan living in an emergency shelter in Germany joins a Christian boys' choir to save his father who was left stranded in Hungary, and clashes with the strict choir master.

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Friday November 13, 2020 2:10pm - 3:40pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:15pm MST

Breaking Fast
Breaking Fast

Run Time: 90 minutes

Directed by: Mike Mosallam

Cast: Haa Sleiman, Michael Cassidy, Amin El Gamal, Patrick Sabongui, Christopher Hanke, Rula Gardenier, Aline Elasmar, Veronica Cartwright

Synopsis: Set in West Hollywood, Breaking Fast is a romantic comedy that follows Mo, a practicing Muslim still reeling from heartbreak. When an All-American guy named Kal offers to join him in his nightly Iftars – the traditional meal eaten by Muslims during Ramadan – meal after meal, the two start to discover they have more in common than meets the eye.

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Friday November 13, 2020 2:15pm - 3:45pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:25pm MST

Analog Love
Analog Love - The (Long Lost) Art of the Mix Tape

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13th at 2:25pm
Saturday, November 14th at 5:20pm 
Wednesday, November 18th at 2:25pm 
Sunday, November 22nd at 5:25pm 

Directed by: Robert Galluzzo

Cast: Henry Rollins, "Money" Mark Ramos Nishita, Kim Shattuck, Jennifer Finch, Jimmy Urine, Chantal Claret, Jude "Rude Jude" Angelini, Zernell Gillie, Mona Lisa Murray, Christian James Hand, Hazel Many

Synopsis: Do you remember the long lost era of sharing your feelings with someone through a "mix tape?" Analog Love is an analysis of why this ritual of communication through music still continues to be so important. We'll get to the bottom of the long lost art of the mix tape.

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Friday November 13, 2020 2:25pm - 3:55pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

A Feral World
A Feral World

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Friday, November 13 at 2:30 pm
Saturday, November 21, at 12:00 pm
Sunday, November 22 at 5:10 pm

Directed by: David Liban

Cast: Caleb Liban, Danielle Prall, Timothy McCracken, Vivienne Bersin, Kaden Hinkle

Synopsis: An orphaned boy in a post-apocalyptic world meets a woman who is trying to find her lost daughter. A mother/son bond is formed as they stumble upon clues of the daughter's whereabouts. Filmed over four years, the audience will see the characters age over the course of the film.

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Friday November 13, 2020 2:30pm - 4:15pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:40pm MST

Animated Shorts
Animated Shorts

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 2:40 PM
Monday, November 16 at 7:35 PM         
Wednesday, November 18 at 12:00 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 2:15 PM

Calls for Archie
Directed by: Zach Christy
Synopsis: A man gets mysterious calls for years and tries to understand why.

Curtains
Directed by: Kirsten Vangsness
Synopsis: Kirsten Vangsness (CBS, Criminal Minds actor and writer) makes her directorial debut in this animated short adapted from her own personal essay about a feral cat who stars on a network procedural drama, takes ballroom dance lessons, and has an encounter with a predatory tow truck driver. It explores the idea of vulnerability as a source of power and the emotional “curtains” we lay over our essential selves.
 
Miles
Directed by: Griffin Bajor, Carlo Javier
Synopsis: A driverless car, haunted by a prior fatal accident, suddenly takes its new owners on a terrifying journey.
 
EXT
Directed by: Adrian Bobb
Synopsis: In the snow-covered ruins of 24th century Toronto, AEGIS, a humanoid war machine, leads a team of five robot-bound digital-humans into the real world (aka the "E-X-T") to retake an enemy-occupied server installation vital to the survival of their digital homeworld.
During an attempt to ambush a large pack of enemy controlled war-drones, AEGIS recalls an interrogation with the enemy’s founder, an extremist named KYM MINAMOTO...AEGIS’s mother.
As AEGIS fights for her life in the real world, she recalls the emotional fight for her identity in the INT (the digital world), as she and her mother argue over the true nature of humanity and inclusion of digital-persons within it.
 
Rag Doll
Directed by: Leon Lee
Synopsis: Amidst a deadly persecution, a determined orphan tries to bring her mother back to life through the power of art.
 
Candy Shop
Directed by: Patrick Smith
Synopsis: There are 11,926 pharmaceutical drugs available worldwide, this film shows 2863 of them. Pills and capsules are choreographed into a cacophony of shape, color and size, resulting in a satirical commentary about our cultural, recreational, and economic dependency on pharmaceutical drugs.
 
The Phantom 52
Directed by: Geoff Marslett
Synopsis: Tom Skerritt stars in this animated short film about a lonely trucker waiting for a reply on the CB radio...a ghost that haunts the lonely highways...and a whale that sings in a voice no other whale can even hear.
 
If Anything Happens I Love You
Directed by: Michael Govier, Will McCormack
Synopsis: Grieving parents struggle with the loss of their daughter after a school shooting. An elegy on grief.
Parents sit numb to each other but in an extraordinary moment, the shadow of their deceased daughter returns, and ushers the parents’ shadows through a waltz of their once happy life. The daughter is able to connect the parents with their grief, and ultimately, to each other.


Friday November 13, 2020 2:40pm - 4:00pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:45pm MST

Show Me What You Got
Show Me What You Got

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 2:45 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 11:45 AM
Friday, November 20 at 7:45 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 12:05 PM

Directed by: Svetlana Cvetko

Cast: Cristina Rambaldi, Neyssan Falahi, Mattia Minasi, Anne Brochet, Pietro Genuardi, Giusy Frallonardo, Karen Obilom

Synopsis: In this story of unconventional love that sparks with French New Wave energy, three twentysomethings, Christine, Nassim & Marcello, form a wholehearted ménage à trois. They find joy together - exploring their sexuality, joining protests, making art, and falling deeper into their offbeat amour - until Marcello must return to Italy, and their experience there threatens their relationship’s delicate balance.

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Friday November 13, 2020 2:45pm - 4:25pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:50pm MST

Body & Bones
Body & Bones

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 4:50 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 2:10 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 2:10 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 2:10 PM

Directed by: Melanie Oates

Cast: Kelly Van Der Burg, Joel Thomas Hynes

Synopsis: Withdrawn from her life, the one thing that comforts Tess is listening to the music of Danny Sharpe. When she wakes one day to find him in her kitchen, it ignites a spark of life in her that grows out of control.

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Friday November 13, 2020 4:50pm - 6:30pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:55pm MST

Class Action Park
Class Action Park

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 4:55PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 7:35 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 2:40 PM
Friday, November 20 at 7:30 PM

Directed by: Chris Charles Scott, Seth Porges

Cast: Mary Pilon, Jason Scott, Seth Porges

Synopsis: During its 1980s heyday, New Jersey’s Action Park was known as the world’s most dangerous amusement park – a place with bizarre rides and a chaotic atmosphere that placed it somewhere between Lord of the Flies and a Saw movie. For the first time, Class Action Park uncovers the true story of a time and place that will never exist again

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Friday November 13, 2020 4:55pm - 6:30pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:05pm MST

Two of Us
Two of Us (subtitled)

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 5:05 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 7:45 PM

Directed by Filippo Meneghetti

Cast: Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier

Synopsis: Two retired women, Nina and Madeleine, have been secretly in love for decades. Everybody, including Madeleine’s family, thinks they are simply neighbors, sharing the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, enjoying the affection and pleasures of daily life together, until an unforeseen event turns their relationship upside down and leads Madeleine’s daughter to gradually unravel the truth about them.

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Friday November 13, 2020 5:05pm - 6:40pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm MST

Bad Witch
Bad Witch

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 5:10 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 11:50 AM
Sunday, November 22 at 2:15 PM

Directed by: Joshua Land, Victor Fink

Cast: Chris Kozlowski, Jackson Trent, Clare Lefebure, Jimmy Hennigan, Jonathan Helwig, Abe Kim, Dom DiMercurio

Synopsis: Xander is a witch whose abuse of black magic has led him to disaster after disaster. After trying to go clean of witchcraft, Xander befriends a young loner, helping Roland with bullies, girlfriends, and other teenage atrocities.

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Friday November 13, 2020 5:10pm - 6:35pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:20pm MST

Arizona Shorts A
Arizona Shorts A

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 5:20 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 2:15 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 2:15 PM

INFERTILE HEARTS
Directed by: Kevin R. Phipps
Synopsis: An intimate look into one couple’s battle with infertility, told through movement and music.

JUNE HEIST
Directed by: Angela Marie Houston
Synopsis: The story of a single mother as she fights for her daughter’s happiness while battling the effects of poverty.

SECURITY BLANKET
Directed by: Chris Blackford
Synopsis: A little girl’s only defense against the monster is her special blanket.

THE LEGEND OF BRODAN
Directed by: Dabney Jackson
Synopsis: When fate calls upon the mighty Brodan to save a village from a monster, he begins a quest seeking fame and glory. When the villagers learn that Brodan is an idiot, mayhem ensues.

SHK
Directed by: Bill Wetherill
Synopsis: Clyde is down and out on the streets when he meets the girl of his dreams… who just happens to be a hockey stick.

THE EVOLVED SPECTRUM
Directed by: Adolpho Navarro
Synopsis: A women discovers a color within herself and expresses through her art work when she's surrounded by negativity.

WHAT WE BECOME
Directed by: Stephen P. Davis
Synopsis: In a near dystopian future, a young woman on the run is forced to trust a stranger if she hopes to survive.

WISH YOU WERE THERE
Directed by: Kieran Thompson
Synopsis: An older couple goes on a first date at an art museum.


Friday November 13, 2020 5:20pm - 6:45pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:25pm MST

However Long
Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 5:25 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 2:45 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 2:25 PM
Friday, November 20 at 5:25 PM

Directed by: Jenny Mackenzie

Cast: Lisa Gauchay, Saundra Buys, Patty Patton, Amanda Peterson, Barbra Chatfield, Lisa Church and Elaine Elliott

Synopsis: However Long addresses the question that all human beings need to ask themselves: how do you want to live the rest of your life? The film follows four women living with incurable cancer and the support group that connects them all. Themes like resiliency, hope, and ferocious honesty emerge as they gain clarity and process their diagnosis.

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Friday November 13, 2020 5:25pm - 6:45pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:30pm MST

World Cinema Shorts
World Cinema Shorts
 
Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 8:00 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 11:30 AM

Hunger – India (Subtitled)
Directed by: Katyayan Shivpurii
Synopsis: Inspired by true events, Hunger is about a homeless man and his love for food.
He is a pauper in life but at heart, he is connoisseur of "gourmet" food. He does not eat to live. He lives to eat...and eat well!
Living by the railway tracks, the homeless man makes his meagre living by selling novelty items at the busy traffic signals on the streets of Mumbai.
The high point of his colourless existence is passing this busy restaurant that serves the food that he dreams of. The sizzling, steaming colourful platters of food make his mouth water while his eyes well up with desire.
And one day through happy chance, he gets an opportunity to fulfil his little life's big desire.
Our pauper sets out on an adventure of whimsy and indulgence while gradually the hunger within surrenders to the greed of human nature.
While light-heartedly exposing the consequences that follow the man's weakness in the face of greed, hunger is a universal story of everyman and his unfulfilled desire!

Food Chain – Brazil (Subtitled)
Directed by: Raphael Medeiros
Synopsis: Actor Guilherme Ferraz brings the half-man/half-fish protagonist to life. His relationship with Mateus Solano's Fisherman character is infused with oppression, which raises the question: how abusive is men's demeanor against nature? Fused with fragments of religion and the media through the roles of a Pastor (David Júnior) and a Reporter (Iane de Jesus), this "magic realism" universe presents an apocalyptical atmosphere with characters that serve as allegories between men and the environment, hero and antagonist. Amidst all that, "Food Chain" introduces a visual metaphor for nature's vengeance. Is mankind really destined to become nature's next meal?
 
Mamie – Switzerland (Subtitled)
Directed by: Benoît Monney
Synopsis: Worried about the health of his grandmother who doesn't recognize him anymore, Antoine pays her a visit to attempt to bring her memory back.
 
Muzzle – United Kingdom
Directed by: Adam Etheridge
Synopsis: 11 year old Kayla has learned to make herself invisible. This is particularly useful at home, where it’s better not to be seen by her volatile Father. When new neighbours move in next door, she discovers that her magic powers don’t seem to work on the scary dog that lives in their backyard. Despite her fear, and fueled by curiosity, Kayla dares to befriend the neglected dog, and names it William.
Late one night William is forced into an illegal dog fight. Kayla tries to intervene but is bitten by the rival dog. The teenage lads next door run away leaving Kayla to be discovered, injured and alone with William. Kayla is going to have to make herself seen and heard, if she is to prove the innocence of her new friend.
This is a simple, warm and surprisingly uplifting story about overcoming abuse by making a stand on behalf of others.
 
Itsy – United Kingdom
Directed by: Amy Mathieson, Premila Puri
Synopsis: ITSY is a fictional narration of two neighbours and an unsuspecting friend who forges their unique bond.
 
Portraitist – Luxembourg (Subtitled)
Directed by: Cyrus Neshvad
Synopsis: A grandfather at the edge of despair is called to care for his dying granddaughter. Through art, he kindles a relationship with her that brings beauty to the darkness in their lives.


Friday November 13, 2020 7:30pm - 8:55pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

Max Reload and the Nether Blasters
Max Reload and The Nether Blasters

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 7:35 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 7:45 PM

Directed by: Scott Conditt, Jeremy Tremp

Cast: Tom Plumley, Greg Grunberg, Hassie Harrison, Joey Morgan, Martin Kove, Jesse Kove, Lin Shaye, Kevin Smith, Lukas Gage, Joseph Reitman

Synopsis: A small town video game store clerk must go from zero to hero after accidentally unleashing the forces of evil from a cursed Colecovision game…

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Friday November 13, 2020 7:35pm - 9:15pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:45pm MST

Babysplitters
Babysplitters

Run Time: 120 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 7:45 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 12:05 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 11:45 AM
Saturday, November 21 at 5:25 PM

Directed by: Sam Friedlander

Cast: Danny Pudi (“Community,” “Mythic Quest”), Emily C. Chang (“Total Recall,” “The Vampire Diaries”), Maiara Walsh (“The Last Ship,” “Zombieland”), Eddie Alfano (“Criminal Minds,” “Shameless”), Maya Stojan (“Castle,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”), Brian Thomas Smith (“The Big Bang Theory,” “The Wedding Party”), and Mark Feuerstein (“Royal Pains,” “What Women Want”).

Synopsis: When two couples with mixed feelings about having kids hatch a plan to have and share one baby, things spiral out of control.

Friday November 13, 2020 7:45pm - 9:45pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:50pm MST

IHSFF TBA

Friday November 13, 2020 7:50pm - 9:50pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

8:00pm MST

Arizona Shorts B
Arizona Shorts B

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 11:35 PM
Friday, November 20 at 2:15 PM

STRANGER
Directed by: Chloe Caufield
Synopsis: A short micro documentary about Christian Caufield and his journey with autism.

BUBBLE
Directed by: Briana Valenzuela
Synopsis: An animated short film about a mermaid who finds the courage to break out of her bubble.
 
SCHWEREHOSEN
Directed by: Josh Kasselman
Synopsis: When Megan receives a surprise social invitation from a higher-up at her company, she’s worried her nerves – and her apathetic husband – will sink her.
 
REVITALIZATION OF CENTRAL CITY SOUTH
Directed by: Lorenzo Cuevas
Synopsis: This film takes an in depth look at the efforts of a local non-profit that is helping members of a historic Phoenix community to revitalize and rejuvenate their homes. We meet the residents of the community and people leading the effort within the organization, Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona.
 
JOE GOES TO THE STORE
Directed by: Keegan Luther
Synopsis: When your relationship ends, is it better to carry your memories with you or try to leave them behind? An everyday shopping trip becomes an emotional whirlwind and a journey towards hope.
 
BE THERE
Directed by: Stephen P. Davis
Synopsis: Allen's fiance Emily suddenly passes away in an accident that he blames himself over. He is stricken with grief and depression, and doesn't know how to come to terms with this new reality. Allen's Half-Brother Nick pays him a visit after not speaking for 3 years and wants to put their personal issues aside so he can be there for him.
 
SYSTEM RESTORE
Directed by: Matthew Zavala
Synopsis: After the death of his wife, Adam uses his computer programming skills to develop Artificial Intelligence as an attempted distraction from reality. Meanwhile, his sister-in-law, Hannah, fears that his new obsession is keeping him from moving on. As "Mia", Adam's new creation, develops, it begins to question it's own existence.
 
MY SEKRET WAR
Directed by: Kevin R. Phipps
Synopsis: A young woman confronts the dark decision she was forced to make as a child of war.
 


Friday November 13, 2020 8:00pm - 9:25pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

8:05pm MST

Teenage Badass
Teenage Badass

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 8:05 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 4:55 PM

Directed by: Grant McCord

Cast: Mcabe Gregg, Evan Ultra, Madelyn Deutch, Dillon Lane, Elsie Hewitt, Karsen Liotta, Julie Ann Emery, Kevin Corrigan, James Paxton, Jim Adkins

Synopsis: Set in 2006, Teenage Badass follows a band when they score a shot to play on the local news. But as all of their dreams start to become a reality, the band's egocentric singer/songwriter threatens to make them lose everything.

Friday November 13, 2020 8:05pm - 9:45pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Saturday, November 14
 

11:30am MST

The Golden Rule
The Golden Rule (subtitled)

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 11:30 AM
Monday, November 16 at 2:40 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 4:50 PM

Directed by: Alessandro Lunardelli

Cast: Simone Liberati, Edoardo Pesce, Rita Hayek, Barbora Bobulova, Hadas Yaron, Luis Gnecco

Synopsis: After a long imprisonment with his girl in Syria, a young soldier comes back home. Is he a real war hero like the tv says?

Saturday November 14, 2020 11:30am - 1:05pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:35am MST

Arizona Student Film Festival (Theatre 7)
Each of these students are in the running for the $1,000 grand prize for best film from the Phoenix Film Foundation. This event will be held in two theatres to accommodate all filmmakers and their families. Both screenings will have the same films in the same order . Following both screenings, the awards will be announced on screen in the theatre. Tickets will go fast for this event so please purchase early as seats are limited.

AND THE 2020 AZSFF FINALISTS ARE…

"Dethroned" by Paul Zielinski from Wigwam Creek Middle School

"Opposite Reflection" by Sejal Patel from Rancho Solano Preparatory School

"The Big Bounce" by Emily Riskas from Paradise Valley High School

"The Battery Powered Monster" by Jackson Stake from Chaparral High School

"A Writer's Vision" by Titus Ruemler

"TEXT" by Madison Hernandez from Catalina Foothills High School

"Mercy" by Isa Soriano from Xavier College Preparatory

"742.7" by Spencer Blanchard from Brophy College Preparatory

"Gone" by Logan Logg from Brophy College Preparatory

"Breaking Through the Box" by Cooper Brown from Brophy College Preparatory

"The Urge Figure" by Kyle Namie from Chaparral High School

"How to Stay a Kid Forever" by Billy Meaney from Brophy College Preparatory

"In Memory Of" by Katherine Bartolino from Phoenix Country Day School

"Serving Reality" by Jane Farmer from Xavier College Preparatory

"Fed Up" by Asher Kaye from Basis Phoenix


Saturday November 14, 2020 11:35am - 1:05pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:45am MST

The MisEducation of Bindu
The MisEducation of Bindu

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 11:45 AM
Sunday, November 15 at 7:45 PM
Thursday, November 11:45 PM
Friday, November 20 at 5:05 PM

Directed by: Mohan Mohan

Cast: Megan Suri, David Arquette, Priyanka Bose, Philip Labes, Gordon Winarick

Synopsis: When a bullied Indian teen forges her mother’s signature to test out of school, she discovers she must pay a test fee by 7th period, leaving her no choice but to turn to the students she desperately wants to leave.

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Saturday November 14, 2020 11:45am - 1:20pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:50am MST

Sci-Fi Shorts A
Sci-Fi Shorts A
 
Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, November 14 at 11:50 AM
Friday, November 20 at 2:30 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 2:30 PM

KRIM
Directed by: Manuel Hüttner
Synopsis: In a dystopian vision of the future, a mysterious secret agent is lost on a mission. When her commanding division picks her up again, they perform a series of tests in a harsh government facility. They find something’s missing from her memories, a new objective that she is determined to keep to herself. A manipulative game of questions and answers evolves. KRIM is a transhumanist sci-fi thriller that asks how far we are willing to go. It questions the human tendency to authoritarian structures, explores technological advances impacting the nature of conflicts and what freedom means to the individual identity.

Brolga
Directed by: Adrian Powers
Synopsis: In a ravaged future-Australia, a solitary hermit guarding a priceless treasure is forced to offer sanctuary to a young girl who is fleeing murderous scavengers. With danger around every corner, can they learn to survive together?
 
Geneticide
Directed by: Sammy Ofori-Attah
Synopsis: A couple, desperate to conceive a child, battle the state controls and "Screen Law" which prevents couples from having children that are not "perfect.”
 
The Last Well
Directed by: Filip Filković
Synopsis: The Year is 2037, Europe is in shambles. Owner of the last well with natural clean water lives in Croatia. After one of his sales of clean drinking water ends in bloodbath, he becomes a substitute father and a husband. But when the well dries out, he makes one last "trade"...
 
One of Many
Directed by: Mikel Scott Dever-O’Neil
Synopsis: In an overpopulated world, a man must make a decision to help a woman who has had a child illegally, or give up his marriage.
 
Secret Space
Directed by: Cameron Mitchell Elmore
Synopsis: A twenty-something man who doesn’t feel that he fits into this world meets a mysterious young woman at a party, only for her to lead him on an unimaginable journey through strange new realities. Along the way, he learns who he really is and finds his way home.

Saturday November 14, 2020 11:50am - 1:20pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:00pm MST

Documentary Shorts B
Documentary Shorts B
 
Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, November 14 at 12:00PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 2:15 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 5:10 PM

Silences
Directed by: Nolan Knight
Synopsis: Adia Victoria seeks to reclaim the Blues as protest music for those who are silenced. Along the way, this restless artist builds a tight-knit community of like-minded musicians, artists, poets, entrepreneurs, and family.

The Hardest Day
Directed by: Ross Taylor
Synopsis: The Hardest Day provides an unprecedented look into the power and beauty of the human-animal bond and the last minutes shared between.

Saturday November 14, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:05pm MST

Arizona Student Film Festival (Theatre 6)
Each of these students are in the running for the $1,000 grand prize for best film from the Phoenix Film Foundation. This event will be held in two theatres to accommodate all filmmakers and their families. Both screenings will be showing the same films in the same order. Following both screenings, the awards will be announced on screen in the theatre. Tickets will go fast for this event so please purchase early as seats are limited.

AND THE 2020 AZSFF FINALISTS ARE…

"Dethroned" by Paul Zielinski from Wigwam Creek Middle School

"Opposite Reflection" by Sejal Patel from Rancho Solano Preparatory School

"The Big Bounce" by Emily Riskas from Paradise Valley High School

"The Battery Powered Monster" by Jackson Stake from Chaparral High School

"A Writer's Vision" by Titus Ruemler

"TEXT" by Madison Hernandez from Catalina Foothills High School

"Mercy" by Isa Soriano from Xavier College Preparatory

"742.7" by Spencer Blanchard from Brophy College Preparatory

"Gone" by Logan Logg from Brophy College Preparatory

"Breaking Through the Box" by Cooper Brown from Brophy College Preparatory

"The Urge Figure" by Kyle Namie from Chaparral High School

"How to Stay a Kid Forever" by Billy Meaney from Brophy College Preparatory

"In Memory Of" by Katherine Bartolino from Phoenix Country Day School

"Serving Reality" by Jane Farmer from Xavier College Preparatory

"Fed Up" by Asher Kaye from Basis Phoenix


Saturday November 14, 2020 12:05pm - 1:35pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

1:50pm MST

Grand Cancan
Grand Cancan (subtitled)

Run Time: 135 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 1:50 PM
Monday, November 16 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 1:45 PM

Directed by: Mikhail Kosyrev-Nesterov

Cast: Elena Zaytseva, Pavel Ivanov, Yana Ivanova, Anton Yakovlev, Alexandra Kimayeva, Dmitriy Kalyazin, Vasilisa Nikolaeva, Vlad Kiryukhin, Dolgor Austermonas, Edgar Golosnoy

Synopsis: The film is divided into two distinct stories with the same setting: the back-stage of the Moscow Operetta theater with the Can-Can metaphor which is a high-energy and physically demanding dance. Human relationships, betrayals, and the relationship between parents and children are the same common denominator found in the two parts of the film.

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Saturday November 14, 2020 1:50pm - 4:05pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:15pm MST

Huracan
Huracan (subtitled)

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 2:15 PM
Monday, November 16 at 4:55 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 7:35 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 2:45 PM

Directed by: Cassius Corrigan

Cast: Cassius Corrigan, Yara Martínez, Grégory Choplin, Jorge Masvidal, Camila Rodríguez, Steven Spence, Carlos Guerrero

Synopsis: Huracán is a psychological thriller about an aspiring MMA fighter who suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder.

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Saturday November 14, 2020 2:15pm - 4:00pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:25pm MST

Finding Home in Boomtown
Finding Home in Boomtown

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 2:25 PM
Monday, November 16 at 11:45 AM
Friday, November 20 at 2:45 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 2:25 PM

Directed by: Matt Maxwell

Cast: Briana Echols, John-Mark Echols, Victoria Printz, Holly Casselman, Lois Walker

Synopsis: Finding Home in Boomtown is a vérité documentary about the Echols family's dream to build a tiny house community for the homeless of Midland, TX - the nation’s 2nd wealthiest city. Filmed over 2 years, our story starts as the Echols sell their new home & their possessions, move into an RV & commit their lives to helping the homeless.

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Saturday November 14, 2020 2:25pm - 3:45pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

Making Monsters
Making Monsters

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 2:30 PM
Friday, November 20 at 5:10 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 11:50 AM

Directed by: Justin Harding

Cast: Tim Loden, Alana Elmer, Jonathan Craig, Jarrett Siddall

Synopsis: When a celebrity couple famed for their YouTube scare-prank channel are invited to a friend’s converted church in the countryside for a weekend getaway, a series of startling events unfold that spiral them into an inexplicable nightmare.

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Saturday November 14, 2020 2:30pm - 3:55pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:40pm MST

College Shorts
College Shorts

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, November 14 at 2:40 pm
Tuesday, November 17 at 11:35 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 7:35 PM

You and Me, Me and You
Directed by: Joshua Knoller, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Synopsis: After being offered the job of her dreams, Harper, an aspiring journalist, must go to Skylar, a gifted, but troubled, 13-year-old girl whom Harper has looked after for years, and tell her that she must leave. But, when Harper discovers Skylar's life is not what it seems, she is forced to look within herself and reconcile with her past experiences in order to save the relationship with Skylar, and do the right thing.

No Big Deal
Directed by: Thomas Mentel, Columbia University
Synopsis: Natalie and Tyler head to a liquor store that’s known to sell to minors, but when they arrive they discover it may take more than money to seal the deal.

Rite of Passage
Directed by: Susannah Joffe, University of Texas
Synopsis: A young woman explores her sexuality while trapped in the toxic confines of a mother-daughter relationship.
 
Model Citizen
Directed by: Kristopher Chinander, Samuel Edwards, Montana State University
Synopsis: A beautiful place exists in the creative minds of the Livingston Model Railroad Club. This short documentary lulls the viewer into the serene world of model railroads with immersive cinematography, a fantasy-like soundscape, and its charming club members.
 
Binimoy (Subtitled)
Directed by: Tanvi Chowdhary, Srishti School of Art and Design
Synopsis: Gauri and Amal are about to celebrate their first wedding anniversary in their little home in North Calcutta. While Gauri wishes to find him a special gift, it isn’t quite as simple as she thought it would be.
 
Friends Like That
Directed by: Francesca de Fusco, NYU
Synopsis: After getting dumped, Maia seeks solace by crashing with her best ex Alex.
 
Oh Yeah
Directed by: Lilena Marinou, NYU
Synopsis: Discovering that the body is very much like a playground, a place where sex can be playful, Oh Yeah is an open letter from a young woman who explores the joy of giving pleasure to herself and eventually invites others to join her in doing so too.


Saturday November 14, 2020 2:40pm - 4:10pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:45pm MST

African American Directed Shorts
African American Directed Shorts

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, November 14 at at 2:45 pm
Sunday, November 15 at 6:45 pm
Wednesday, November 18 at 3:55 pm

A NIGHT OUT
Directed by: Kevin Brooks
Synopsis: After a bad breakup, a woman goes out with her friends for a girl's night out but the night doesn't end the way she expects and it may alter the course of her life forever.

LAND OF DRY BONES
Directed by: Darrell Lake
Synopsis: An unassuming single father, Emmanuel, struggles desperately to keep his life from unraveling when it is discovered that he was once a child soldier who committed heinous atrocities.
 
FLAWD
Directed by: Jay Snow
Synopsis: An LA Comic is forced to come clean about his terminal illness after his condition is severely triggered while hooking up with his girlfriend for the first time.
 
ALONG THE CREEK ROAD
Directed by: Russell Reed
Synopsis: Along the Creek Road is a thriller that follows the story of Jenkin, a persistent and caring reporter covering the 15th anniversary of the Oaksville Disappearance. While trying to interview the town's residences, she discovers a haunting hidden secret that reveals the truth about everything.
 
MERCURY IN RETROGRADE
Directed by: Mignon Alexander
Synopsis: Mercury In Retrograde tells the story of a young musician ,Rhoni, aspiring to be LA’s biggest rockstar. With the help her cousin Tati (a self-proclaimed filmmaker) and unsuccessful socialite Matt, the trio documents Rhoni’s journey to becoming legendary.


Saturday November 14, 2020 2:45pm - 4:10pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:50pm MST

Ocean of Obstacles
Ocean of Obstacles

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 4:50 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 4:55 PM
Saturday, November at 11:35 PM

Directed by: Louie Duran

Cast: Jorge Castro, Roman Robago, Steven Clemens, Ethan Roberts, Cesar Yanez, Adonis Watt, Isabelle Chapman, Kaylee Nielsen, Maggie Lindsay, Elle Dingwell, Evelin Rios-Perez, Morgan Marquis

Synopsis: Ocean of Obstacles is a documentary that reveals the story of a dozen blind and visually impaired teens as they attempt a life changing voyage. This first-time crew dubbed “The Blind Buccaneers” will learn to navigate and sail on open water before embarking on a seven day journey from the Spanish Virgin Islands to the shore of Puerto Rico.

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Saturday November 14, 2020 4:50pm - 6:20pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:55pm MST

Live Action Shorts A
Live Action Shorts A

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, November 14 at 4:50 PM
Monday, November 16 at 11:50 AM
Wednesday, November 18 at 11:50 AM
Saturday, November 21 at 12:05 PM

NEW YORK RHAPSODY
Directed by: Irwin Suba
Synopsis: On the notes of Gershwin’s immortal “Rhapsody in Blue,” New York City wakes up and begins the daily cycle of life, dreams, and their inevitable intersections. We follow three creatives as they hustle and fight against and within the rhythm of the city to chase their artistic visions.

PHX
Directed by: Jon Felson
Synopsis: Short psychological drama about dealing with the fear of flying.

THE BAKER
Directed by: Austin Everett
Synopsis: A killer baker (an assassin who literally kills with cupcakes) gets into a sticky situation when the man she falls for ends up her next mark.

EXTRA INNINGS
Directed by: John Gray
Synopsis: A reporter interviews the manager of the Boston Red Sox in an attempt to uncover secrets from his past.

1, 2, 3 ALL EYES ON ME
Directed by: Emil Gallardo
Synopsis: When a crisis suddenly engulfs an elementary school campus, a determined art teacher tries everything she can to save her class.

(YOU’LL MAKE IT IN) FLORIDA
Directed by: Phil Chernyak
Synopsis: When a magazine ad comes to life, a depressed English teacher (and her dog) embark on a wild ride through the wonders of the Sunshine State.



Saturday November 14, 2020 4:55pm - 6:15pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:05pm MST

Seneca
Seneca

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 5:05 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 5:05 PM
Friday, November 20 11:45 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 7:45 PM

Directed by: Jason Chaet

Cast: Armando Riesco, Susan Misner, Shirley Rumierk, Cote De Pablo, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Stephen Adly Guirgis, Tony Plana

Synopsis: Seneca is a funny, heartfelt, and ultimately moving story about a struggling Puerto Rican actor living in New York City grappling with a crumbling marriage, his own mediocre parenting skills and shifting priorities in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria's destruction of his homeland.

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Saturday November 14, 2020 5:05pm - 6:40pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm MST

Max Winslow and the House of Secrets
Max Winslow and the House of Secrets

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 5:10 PM
Friday, November 20 at 5:20 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 12:00 PM

Directed by: Sean Olson

Cast: Chad Michael Murray, Sydne Mikelle, Tanner Buchanan, Emery Kelly, Jason Genao, Jade Chynoweth, Marina Sirtis

Synopsis: Five teens are chosen by an eccentric billionaire to compete in a game to win his mansion. The night takes a dark turn when they become trapped and are forced to face off against an evil AI entity who controls everything in the house including their fate.

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Saturday November 14, 2020 5:10pm - 6:50pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:20pm MST

Analog Love
Analog Love - The (Long Lost) Art of the Mix Tape

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 2:25 PM
Saturday, November 14 at 5:20 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 2:25 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 5:25 PM

Directed by: Robert Galluzzo

Cast: Henry Rollins, "Money" Mark Ramos Nishita, Kim Shattuck, Jennifer Finch, Jimmy Urine, Chantal Claret, Jude "Rude Jude" Angelini, Zernell Gillie, Mona Lisa Murray, Christian James Hand, Hazel Many

Synopsis: Do you remember the long lost era of sharing your feelings with someone through a "mix tape?" Analog Love is an analysis of why this ritual of communication through music still continues to be so important. We'll get to the bottom of the long lost art of the mix tape.

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Saturday November 14, 2020 5:20pm - 6:50pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:25pm MST

She's in Portland
She's in Portland

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, March 27 at 5:25 pm
Saturday, March 28 at 1:05 pm
Sunday, March 29 at 12:20 pm

Directed by: Marc Carlini

Cast: Tommy Dewey, Fracois Arnaud, Minka Kelly, Joelle Carter, Lola Glaudini

Synopsis: Two old college friends, now in their thirties, admire each other’s lives and feel trapped in their own. Wes, tied to his demanding corporate career and his responsibilities to his growing family, extends a work trip to drag his dispirited artist friend Luke up the California coast to find Luke’s “one that got away.”

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Saturday November 14, 2020 5:25pm - 7:10pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:30pm MST

Fisherman's Friends (Theatre 7)
Fisherman’s Friends

Run Time: 115 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Saturday, April 4 at 7:30 pm & 8:05 PM

Directed by: Chris Foggin

Cast: Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, David Hayman, Dave Johns, Sam Swainsbury, Tuppence Middleton, Maggie Steed, Vahid Gold, Christian Brassington, Noel Clarke

Synopsis: A fast living, cynical London music executive (Daniel Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he's pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the oultimate "fish out of water" as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton) who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he's drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he's forced to reevaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.

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Saturday November 14, 2020 7:30pm - 9:25pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

Live Action Shorts B
Live Action Shorts B
 
Run Time: 90 mins
Screening Times:

Saturday, November 14 at 7:35 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 2:30 PM
Friday, November 20 at 12:05 PM

FOR PETE’S SAKE
Directed by: Katterina Powers
Synopsis: A determined mother takes extreme measures to ensure her son’s success.

REPO
Directed by: Aaron Rovner
Synopsis: Michael repossesses cars on the streets of Los Angeles. He’s young and he thinks he has nothing to lose, but will this latest repo be just another paycheck, or will the high-risk nature of his job and his lifestyle finally catch up with him?

FEELING FLUSH
Directed by: Erin Brown Thomas
Synopsis: Vicki idolizes her new girlfriend Samantha, but draws the line when it comes to her time on the porcelain throne. Their small bathroom gets awkward when Samantha challenges Vicki’s definition of intimacy.

JANE
Directed by: Kathryn Prescott
Synopsis: A young woman suffering from a heroin addiction and living in one of the downtown Los Angeles’ many residential Single Room Occupancy hotels, receives an invite to her estranged 4-year-old daughter’s birthday party later that day.

FEELING THROUGH
Directed by: Doug Roland
Synopsis: “Feeling Through” is a coming of age story that follows 18-year-old Tereek, a kind but guarded teen wandering the streets of New York, desperate for a place to crash, and his encounter with Artie, a Deafblind man in need of help getting home. What begins as an awkward meeting between two strangers becomes an intimate bond between friends, and a night long journey that forever changes Tereek. It’s ultimately someone who can neither see nor hear Tereek who is able to tune into what he is truly struggling with, inspiring Tereek to realize his own sense of purpose.

TRAIN STOP
Directed by: Auden Bui
Synopsis: Two busy professionals confront their undeniable attraction -- and their demons -- during a chance encounter at a train station.

ON THE RIDE
Directed by: Jen McGowan
Synopsis: During a bike ride, a man grapples with a trauma, leading him to a stranger intimately connected to the past he can't shake.

EVERY GRAIN OF SAND
Directed by: Amanda Spencer
Synopsis: Bound by blood and tethered by illness, two sister grapple with what is really important to them.


Saturday November 14, 2020 7:35pm - 9:10pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:45pm MST

Swing Low
Swing Low

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 7:45 PM
Monday, November 16 at 5:05 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 5:05 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 11:45 AM

Directed by: Teddy Grennan

CastAnnabelle Dexter-Jones, Robert Longstreet, Bruce Dern

Synopsis: When a nature photographer explains to the Police how she fought her way out of the Watchatoomy Valley, they dismiss her crazed and violent story as a meth-induced nightmare. But when they discover that she's telling the truth, it's too late.

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Saturday November 14, 2020 7:45pm - 9:05pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:50pm MST

IHSFF TBA
Butt Boy

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Friday, March 27 at 10:30 pm
Tuesday, March 31 at 9:10 pm


Directed by: Tyler Cornack

Cast: Tyler Cornack, Angela Jones, Tyler Dryden, and Colleen Elizabeth Miller

Synopsis: After a child goes missing, a newly sober detective suspects that his sponsor has a superpower that makes animals, objects, and humans disappear in his butt.


Saturday November 14, 2020 7:50pm - 9:50pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

8:00pm MST

They Have Names
They Have Names

Run Time: 75 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 7:30 PM

Directed by: David Wallace

Cast: Mary Jo Pitzl, David Wallace, Nick Oza and Dianna M. Náñez

Synopsis: There are some 15,000 children in Arizona’s foster care system, but who are they? "They Have Names" follows five people and their families over the course of over a year as they navigate Arizona’s child welfare system in group homes, foster homes, courtrooms and prison cells. These five individuals pose tough questions, and find the answers aren't always satisfying.

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Saturday November 14, 2020 8:00pm - 9:15pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

8:05pm MST

Fisherman's Friends (Theatre 6)
Fisherman’s Friends

Run Time: 115 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Saturday, November 14th at 7:30 pm & 8:05 PM

Directed by: Chris Foggin

Cast: Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, David Hayman, Dave Johns, Sam Swainsbury, Tuppence Middleton, Maggie Steed, Vahid Gold, Christian Brassington, Noel Clarke

Synopsis: A fast living, cynical London music executive (Daniel Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he's pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the oultimate "fish out of water" as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton) who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he's drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he's forced to reevaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.

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Saturday November 14, 2020 8:05pm - 10:00pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Sunday, November 15
 

11:30am MST

Old-Timers
Old-Timers (subtitled)

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15th at 11:30 AM
Monday, November 16th at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, November 18th at 4:50 PM
Friday, November 20th at 4:50 PM

Directed by: Martin Dušek, Ondřej Provazník

Cast: Jiří Schmitzer, Ladislav Mrkvička, Dušan Kaprálik, Milena Steinmasslová, Michal Suchánek

Synopsis: “You can’t just piss all over the truth,” says 90-year-old, wheelchair-bound Colonel Vlastimil Reiner, who in that moment is being helped to wash by his friend Tonda. The final major operation of their colourful lives awaits the two old-timers...

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Sunday November 15, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:35am MST

Arizona Shorts B
Arizona Shorts B

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 11:35 PM
Friday, November 20 at 2:15 PM

STRANGER
Directed by: Chloe Caufield
Synopsis: A short micro documentary about Christian Caufield and his journey with autism.

BUBBLE
Directed by: Briana Valenzuela
Synopsis: An animated short film about a mermaid who finds the courage to break out of her bubble.
 
SCHWEREHOSEN
Directed by: Josh Kasselman
Synopsis: When Megan receives a surprise social invitation from a higher-up at her company, she’s worried her nerves – and her apathetic husband – will sink her.
 
REVITALIZATION OF CENTRAL CITY SOUTH
Directed by: Lorenzo Cuevas
Synopsis: This film takes an in depth look at the efforts of a local non-profit that is helping members of a historic Phoenix community to revitalize and rejuvenate their homes. We meet the residents of the community and people leading the effort within the organization, Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona.
 
JOE GOES TO THE STORE
Directed by: Keegan Luther
Synopsis: When your relationship ends, is it better to carry your memories with you or try to leave them behind? An everyday shopping trip becomes an emotional whirlwind and a journey towards hope.
 
BE THERE
Directed by: Stephen P. Davis
Synopsis: Allen's fiance Emily suddenly passes away in an accident that he blames himself over. He is stricken with grief and depression, and doesn't know how to come to terms with this new reality. Allen's Half-Brother Nick pays him a visit after not speaking for 3 years and wants to put their personal issues aside so he can be there for him.
 
SYSTEM RESTORE
Directed by: Matthew Zavala
Synopsis: After the death of his wife, Adam uses his computer programming skills to develop Artificial Intelligence as an attempted distraction from reality. Meanwhile, his sister-in-law, Hannah, fears that his new obsession is keeping him from moving on. As "Mia", Adam's new creation, develops, it begins to question it's own existence.
 
MY SEKRET WAR
Directed by: Kevin R. Phipps
Synopsis: A young woman confronts the dark decision she was forced to make as a child of war.
 


Sunday November 15, 2020 11:35am - 1:00pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:45am MST

The Donut Dollies
The Donut Dollies

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 11:45 AM
Friday, November 20 at 4:55 PM

Directed by: Norm Anderson

Cast: Dorset Hoogland Anderson, Mary Blanchard Bowe

Synopsis: Two women bravely return to Vietnam after 46 years to remember their intense and transformative experiences as Red Cross Donut Dollie volunteers, boosting the morale of battle-worn soldiers on the frontlines of the Vietnam War while negotiating their own unforgettable emotional journey.

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Sunday November 15, 2020 11:45am - 1:10pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:50am MST

Horror Shorts B
Horror Shorts B

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Times:
Sunday, November 15 at 11:50 AM
Saturday, November 21 at 2:30 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 11:35 AM

PARKA
Directed by: Marcella Cortland
Synopsis: A beautiful woman makes a controversial fashion choice during an enchanted night out. Will the assurances from her BFF protect her from the harsh repercussions of her lavish attire?
 
FRANK & MARY
Directed by: Paul Williams
Synopsis: An elderly DIY enthusiast reanimates his recently deceased wife in the garden shed. A suburban twist on the classic Frankenstein tale.
 
EXTERMINATOR
Directed by: Duncan Birmingham
Synopsis: An unemployed husband with a mouse problem feels increasingly emasculated by his female exterminator.
 
BERNARD-HENRI ESCAPE FROM TERRE
Directed by: Alfred Mathieu
Synopsis: Bernard-Henri escape from terre is the 4th episode of a comic-gore series featuring the character of Bernard-Henri, a young high school student confronted with an invasion of the undead. In this fourth episode, Bernard-Henri, who became a student of Fine Arts, fully integrated this cumbersome presence into his daily life. A newcomer will upset this precarious balance.
 
SHHHH
Directed by: Mordechay Jonathan
Synopsis: It was supposed to be just another ordinary evening for the couple who had a cute baby not long ago. The father is just coming from work, the mother will get up to heat the food but most importantly - do not wake up the baby who just falls asleep because things can go wrong beyond imagination.
 
THE HITCHHIKER
Directed by: Adele Vuko
Synopsis: Jade is on a wild, prosecco-fuelled road trip to a Byron Bay music festival with her two besties. On the surface, it’s all good times. But Jade is hiding something big.Lost off the Pacific Highway, her friends circling slowly around her secret, Jade is forced to take distractive action. Amid howls of protest, she swerves to pick up an enigmatic Hitchhiker, which is so fine, ‘cause she’s a chick.She’s dishevelled, super-sketchy and unknown to the road-tripping friends, she just dumped a body by the side of the road.Vibes in the car start to get super weird and Jade decides to ditch their new pal in a quiet country pub. But when the local lad’s hospitality takes a sick twist, the Hitchhiker steps in with the best offer Jade’s had for survival.

Sunday November 15, 2020 11:50am - 1:15pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:00pm MST

Native American Directed Shorts
Native American Directed Shorts
 
Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 12:05 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 12:00 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 4:45 PM

BLACKWATER
Directed by: Boise Esquerra
Synopsis: Blackwater follows the story of Birdie Blackwater. A washed up Native American country singer from the reservation who found stardom and fame at an early age. Now on her last leg career wise, and having burnt every bridge across America, Birdie finds herself alone and broke returning to her home land trying to cope with her life as it spirals out of control after ten years of reckless, unchecked, alcoholism.

DOUK
Directed by: Michelle Hernandez
Synopsis: A Native American family confronts the harsh reality of being split apart from their daughters.
 
INTERLOPER
Directed by: Lawrence Hennigan
Synopsis: David Murdoch is a bounty hunter from a dystopian world. He’s tasked to travel back in time to present-day Los Angeles in pursuit of a fugitive—one Iris Gilbert. But the mission causes him to question his orders and his future.
 
YOUR NAME ISN’T ENGLISH
Directed by: Tazbah Rose Chavez
Synopsis: As drivers struggle to pronounce her name, a Native American passenger offers history lessons from the backseat. Its a lesson in American history they won't forget.
 
VOICES UNHEARD
Directed by: Mark Lewis
Synopsis: Marty Coulee, a Native American photographer and entrepreneur, lives the good life in New York City. When her Native American business partner, Jess, receives an unexpected opportunity in the American Southwest, the two embark on an adventure to Arizona. However, the fun is short-lived when Jess vanishes without a trace. Suddenly, Marty must deal with her past, a system of racism, and false allegations—all while trying to find her friend. These events fundamentally change Marty. She vows to be a voice for the voices unheard.
 
NICE SHIRT
Directed by: Juan C. Ysaguirre
Synopsis: A compliment gone wrong that asks the right questions.
 
TOTEMS
Directed by: Justin Deegan
Synopsis: A post-apocalyptic film about two Indigenous men existing in the aftermath of colonial America. When their spouses kick them out, making them homeless in 2019 Seattle. Just like in the old days.

Sunday November 15, 2020 12:00pm - 1:40pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:05pm MST

Babysplitters
Babysplitters

Run Time: 120 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 7:45 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 12:05 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 11:45 AM
Saturday, November 21 at 5:25 pm

Directed by: Sam Friedlander

Cast: Danny Pudi (“Community,” “Mythic Quest”), Emily C. Chang (“Total Recall,” “The Vampire Diaries”), Maiara Walsh (“The Last Ship,” “Zombieland”), Eddie Alfano (“Criminal Minds,” “Shameless”), Maya Stojan (“Castle,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”), Brian Thomas Smith (“The Big Bang Theory,” “The Wedding Party”), and Mark Feuerstein (“Royal Pains,” “What Women Want”).

Synopsis: When two couples with mixed feelings about having kids hatch a plan to have and share one baby, things spiral out of control.

Sunday November 15, 2020 12:05pm - 2:05pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:10pm MST

Body & Bones
Body & Bones

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 4:50 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 2:10 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 2:10 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 2:10 PM

Directed by: Melanie Oates

Cast: Kelly Van Der Burg, Joel Thomas Hynes

Synopsis: Withdrawn from her life, the one thing that comforts Tess is listening to the music of Danny Sharpe. When she wakes one day to find him in her kitchen, it ignites a spark of life in her that grows out of control.

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Sunday November 15, 2020 2:10pm - 3:50pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:15pm MST

Arizona Shorts A
Arizona Shorts A

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 5:20 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 2:15 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 2:15 PM

INFERTILE HEARTS
Directed by: Kevin R. Phipps
Synopsis: An intimate look into one couple’s battle with infertility, told through movement and music.

JUNE HEIST
Directed by: Angela Marie Houston
Synopsis: The story of a single mother as she fights for her daughter’s happiness while battling the effects of poverty.

SECURITY BLANKET
Directed by: Chris Blackford
Synopsis: A little girl’s only defense against the monster is her special blanket.

THE LEGEND OF BRODAN
Directed by: Dabney Jackson
Synopsis: When fate calls upon the mighty Brodan to save a village from a monster, he begins a quest seeking fame and glory. When the villagers learn that Brodan is an idiot, mayhem ensues.

SHK
Directed by: Bill Wetherill
Synopsis: Clyde is down and out on the streets when he meets the girl of his dreams… who just happens to be a hockey stick.

THE EVOLVED SPECTRUM
Directed by: Adolpho Navarro
Synopsis: A women discovers a color within herself and expresses through her art work when she's surrounded by negativity.

WHAT WE BECOME
Directed by: Stephen P. Davis
Synopsis: In a near dystopian future, a young woman on the run is forced to trust a stranger if she hopes to survive.

WISH YOU WERE THERE
Directed by: Kieran Thompson
Synopsis: An older couple goes on a first date at an art museum.


Sunday November 15, 2020 2:15pm - 3:40pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:25pm MST

The Immortal Jellyfish
The Immortal Jellyfish

Run Time: 130 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 2:25 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 5:05 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 11:45 AM
Sunday, November 22 at 4:55 PM

Directed by: Dusty Bias

Cast: Whitmer Thomas, Rosalyn Coleman, Robert Longstreet, William Zielinski, Cullen Moss, Esme Hill

Synopsis: THE IMMORTAL JELLYFISH is a dark comedy about an off-the-grid oddball who calls a nurse hotline for help with his nasty "fire piss" problem. When a dying man washes ashore near Denny's trailer, he and nurse Linda become madcap partners in crime-solving.


Sunday November 15, 2020 2:25pm - 4:35pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

The Honeymoon Phase
The Honeymoon Phase

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 2:30 PM
Friday, November 20 at 12:00 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 5:20 PM

Directed by: Phillip Carroll

Cast: Jim Schubin, Chloe Carroll, François Chau, Tara Westwood

Synopsis: Down on their luck and searching for work, Tom and Eve enter THE MILLENNIUM PROJECT, an experiment with the promise of $50,000 for living in research housing while their relationship is analyzed. Over the course of their stay, Eve slowly starts to go mad as she begins to question if her lover really is the man she thinks he is.

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Sunday November 15, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:40pm MST

Latinx American Directed Shorts
Latinx Shorts

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Times:
Sunday, November 15 at 2:40 PM
Monday, November 16 at 2:30 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 11:35 PM

UNDOCUMENTED (subtitled)
Directed by: Danny Velazquez
Synopsis: A mother caught between two countries risking it all for her daughter's life.

¡COME! (subtitled)
Directed by: Lizette Barrera
Synopsis: Set in Florida, a 12 year old Puerto Rican girl’s perspective changes when she brings a popular dessert dish, Arroz con Leche, to a thanksgiving event at her school and no one eats it.
 
FUTBUL KID
Directed by: Pedro Perez
Synopsis: Lencho's hot summer day changes, when he meets a paletero man named Sacarias under the shade of a giant tree.
 
MUSEUM OF FLEETING WONDERS
Directed by: Tomas Gomez Bustillo
Synopsis: The Museum of Fleeting wonders is a collection of reenactments inspired by small and magical moments submitted by real people.
 
OVERKILL
Directed by: Alex Montilla
Synopsis: 'OverKill' is a film with a comedic take on a familiar setup: when too-woke-for-their-own-good college kids are terrorized by an unstoppable masked killer, the final girl must outsmart him to survive. Only in this movie, the killer literally cannot be stopped (or killed).
 
YOU AND I, ALWAYS
Directed by: Ellen Marmol
Synopsis: Camilla, a Brazilian single mother, wants to make this final road trip to college unforgettable. But when her daughter Victoria is preoccupied with the future and takes her for granted, they find that goodbye is even harder than expected.
 
THE DRAWINGS (subtitled)
Directed by: José Antonio Ocegueda
Synopsis: Lorenzo is a Mexican undocumented immigrant living in Phoenix Arizona as a homeless. His only purpose in life is to find his family (wife and two children) who was separated crossing the border from Mexico to the USA by the Trump new immigrations policies. He was deported but he returned to the USA just to look for his son and daughter. Lorenzo's story shows the reality of thousand of undocumented families who are suffering the separation and struggling to be together again.


Sunday November 15, 2020 2:40pm - 4:15pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:45pm MST

However Long
However Long

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 5:25 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 2:45 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 2:25 PM
Friday, November 20 at 5:25 PM

Directed by: Jenny Mackenzie

Cast: Lisa Gauchay, Saundra Buys, Patty Patton, Amanda Peterson, Barbra Chatfield, Lisa Church and Elaine Elliott

Synopsis: However Long addresses the question that all human beings need to ask themselves: how do you want to live the rest of your life? The film follows four women living with incurable cancer and the support group that connects them all. Themes like resiliency, hope, and ferocious honesty emerge as they gain clarity and process their diagnosis.

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Sunday November 15, 2020 2:45pm - 4:05pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:50pm MST

My Dearest Enemy
My Dearest Enemy (subtitled)

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 4:50 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 4:50 PM
Friday, November 20 at 2:10 PM
Saturday, November 21 4:50 PM

Directed by: Tzipi Trope

Cast: Adi Gilat, Hanan Hillo, Abeen Safadi

Synopsis: My Dearest Enemy is a powerful drama set in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu-Tor; a community that is half-Jewish and half-Arab. It follows the twenty five years relationship of Maya, a Jewish girl and Alice, an Arab girl. Drawn to each other by their shared love for poetry, they develop a deep bond that grows into an impossible friendship.


Sunday November 15, 2020 4:50pm - 6:35pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:55pm MST

TBA


Sunday November 15, 2020 4:55pm - 6:55pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:05pm MST

After the Murder of Albert Lima
After The Murder Of Albert Lima

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 5:05 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 5:05 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 2:45 PM

Directed by: Aengus James

Cast: Paul Lima, Art Torres, Zora Colakovic, Cindy Crim, Judy Lima, Kent Crim

Synopsis: After 13 years of legal impasse fails to bring his father’s killer to justice, Paul Lima decides to take matters into his own hands. With two bounty hunters in tow, he heads to Honduras to capture his father’s killer. There, local government corruption and a promise of violence from the killer threaten to undermine Paul’s quest for justice.



Sunday November 15, 2020 5:05pm - 6:40pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm MST

To Your Last Death
To Your Last Death

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 5:10 PM
Friday, November 20 at 11:50 AM
Saturday, November 21 at 5:10 PM



Directed by: Jason Axinn

Cast: Morena Baccarin, Ray Wise, Dani Lennon, Bill Moseley, William Shatner

Synopsis: After a troubled young woman barely survives a night of terror arranged by her vengeful, billionaire father which killed her three siblings, she is sent back in time to do it all over again by a race of intergalactic gamblers who wager on human conflicts – but this time with foreknowledge to give her a fighting chance.


Sunday November 15, 2020 5:10pm - 6:45pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:20pm MST

African American Directed Shorts
African American Directed Shorts

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, November 14 at 2:45 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 5:20 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 2:15 PM

A NIGHT OUT
Directed by: Kevin Brooks
Synopsis: After a bad breakup, a woman goes out with her friends for a girl's night out but the night doesn't end the way she expects and it may alter the course of her life forever.

LAND OF DRY BONES
Directed by: Darrell Lake
Synopsis: An unassuming single father, Emmanuel, struggles desperately to keep his life from unraveling when it is discovered that he was once a child soldier who committed heinous atrocities.
 
FLAWD
Directed by: Jay Snow
Synopsis: An LA Comic is forced to come clean about his terminal illness after his condition is severely triggered while hooking up with his girlfriend for the first time.
 
ALONG THE CREEK ROAD
Directed by: Russell Reed
Synopsis: Along the Creek Road is a thriller that follows the story of Jenkin, a persistent and caring reporter covering the 15th anniversary of the Oaksville Disappearance. While trying to interview the town's residences, she discovers a haunting hidden secret that reveals the truth about everything.
 
MERCURY IN RETROGRADE
Directed by: Mignon Alexander
Synopsis: Mercury In Retrograde tells the story of a young musician ,Rhoni, aspiring to be LA’s biggest rockstar. With the help her cousin Tati (a self-proclaimed filmmaker) and unsuccessful socialite Matt, the trio documents Rhoni’s journey to becoming legendary.


Sunday November 15, 2020 5:20pm - 6:45pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:25pm MST

The Donut King
The Donut King

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Sunday, November 15 at 5:25 pm
Thursday, November 19 at 2:30pm

Directed by: Alice Gu

Synopsis: Ted’s story is one of fate, love, survival, hard knocks, and redemption. It’s the rags to riches story of a refugee escaping Cambodia, arriving in America in 1975 and building an unlikely multi-million-dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut.
Ted sponsored hundreds of visas for incoming refugees and helped them get on their feet teaching them the ways of the donut business. By 1979 he was living the American Dream. But, in life, great rise can come with great falls.


Sunday November 15, 2020 5:25pm - 7:00pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:30pm MST

They Have Names
They Have Names

Run Time: 75 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 7:30 PM

Directed by: David Wallace

Cast: Mary Jo Pitzl, David Wallace, Nick Oza and Dianna M. Náñez

Synopsis: There are some 15,000 children in Arizona’s foster care system, but who are they? "They Have Names" follows five people and their families over the course of over a year as they navigate Arizona’s child welfare system in group homes, foster homes, courtrooms and prison cells. These five individuals pose tough questions, and find the answers aren't always satisfying.

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Sunday November 15, 2020 7:30pm - 8:45pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

The World Without You
The World Without You

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 7:35 pm
Thursday, November 19 at 12:00pm

Directed by: Damon Shalit
Cast: Radha Mitchell, Chris Mulkey, Perrey Reeves, James Tupper, PJ Byrne, Annika Marks, Lyndie Greenwood, Lynn Cohen, and Suzanne C. Johnson.


Synopsis: A Jewish family is brought together for the one-year anniversary of the death of their son Leo, a journalist killed while on assignment in Iraq. Old hurts and dark secrets emerge, threatening to tear the fragile threads that are holding the family together.


Sunday November 15, 2020 7:35pm - 9:10pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:45pm MST

The MisEducation of Bindu
The MisEducation of Bindu

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 11:45 AM
Sunday, November 15 at 7:45 PM
Thursday, November 11:45 PM
Friday, November 20 at 5:05 PM

Directed by: Mohan Mohan

Cast: Megan Suri, David Arquette, Priyanka Bose, Philip Labes, Gordon Winarick

Synopsis: When a bullied Indian teen forges her mother’s signature to test out of school, she discovers she must pay a test fee by 7th period, leaving her no choice but to turn to the students she desperately wants to leave.

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Sunday November 15, 2020 7:45pm - 9:20pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:50pm MST

IHSFF TBA

Sunday November 15, 2020 7:50pm - 9:50pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

8:00pm MST

World Cinema Shorts
World Cinema Shorts
 
Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 8:00 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 11:30 AM

Hunger – India (Subtitled)
Directed by: Katyayan Shivpurii
Synopsis: Inspired by true events, Hunger is about a homeless man and his love for food.
He is a pauper in life but at heart, he is connoisseur of "gourmet" food. He does not eat to live. He lives to eat...and eat well!
Living by the railway tracks, the homeless man makes his meagre living by selling novelty items at the busy traffic signals on the streets of Mumbai.
The high point of his colourless existence is passing this busy restaurant that serves the food that he dreams of. The sizzling, steaming colourful platters of food make his mouth water while his eyes well up with desire.
And one day through happy chance, he gets an opportunity to fulfil his little life's big desire.
Our pauper sets out on an adventure of whimsy and indulgence while gradually the hunger within surrenders to the greed of human nature.
While light-heartedly exposing the consequences that follow the man's weakness in the face of greed, hunger is a universal story of everyman and his unfulfilled desire!

Food Chain – Brazil (Subtitled)
Directed by: Raphael Medeiros
Synopsis: Actor Guilherme Ferraz brings the half-man/half-fish protagonist to life. His relationship with Mateus Solano's Fisherman character is infused with oppression, which raises the question: how abusive is men's demeanor against nature? Fused with fragments of religion and the media through the roles of a Pastor (David Júnior) and a Reporter (Iane de Jesus), this "magic realism" universe presents an apocalyptical atmosphere with characters that serve as allegories between men and the environment, hero and antagonist. Amidst all that, "Food Chain" introduces a visual metaphor for nature's vengeance. Is mankind really destined to become nature's next meal?

Mamie – Switzerland (Subtitled)
Directed by: Benoît Monney
Synopsis: Worried about the health of his grandmother who doesn't recognize him anymore, Antoine pays her a visit to attempt to bring her memory back.
 
Muzzle – United Kingdom
Directed by: Adam Etheridge
Synopsis: 11 year old Kayla has learned to make herself invisible. This is particularly useful at home, where it’s better not to be seen by her volatile Father. When new neighbours move in next door, she discovers that her magic powers don’t seem to work on the scary dog that lives in their backyard. Despite her fear, and fueled by curiosity, Kayla dares to befriend the neglected dog, and names it William.
Late one night William is forced into an illegal dog fight. Kayla tries to intervene but is bitten by the rival dog. The teenage lads next door run away leaving Kayla to be discovered, injured and alone with William. Kayla is going to have to make herself seen and heard, if she is to prove the innocence of her new friend.
This is a simple, warm and surprisingly uplifting story about overcoming abuse by making a stand on behalf of others.
 
Itsy – United Kingdom
Directed by: Amy Mathieson, Premila Puri
Synopsis: ITSY is a fictional narration of two neighbours and an unsuspecting friend who forges their unique bond.

Portraitist – Luxembourg (Subtitled)
Directed by: Cyrus Neshvad
Synopsis: A grandfather at the edge of despair is called to care for his dying granddaughter. Through art, he kindles a relationship with her that brings beauty to the darkness in their lives.


Sunday November 15, 2020 8:00pm - 9:25pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

8:05pm MST

Planet George
Planet George

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 8:05 PM
Friday, November 20 at 2:25 PM

Directed by: Cari Frederick

Cast: Eric-Lee Olsen, Shana Eva, Robert Sherry, and Thomas Pantera

Synopsis: Laugh along with George, a trustworthy doorman fed up with a rash of low-level crimes in the luxury condo complex where he works and lives. With pleas for help going unanswered, by management, George enlists the help of his goofy childhood friend and the pretty girl next door. The mission: solve the mystery of break-ins and reinvent his lackluster life.

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Sunday November 15, 2020 8:05pm - 9:40pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Monday, November 16
 

11:30am MST

Untimely
Untimely

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, November 16 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, November 117 at 5:10 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 11:30 AM
Sunday, November 22 at 4:50 PM

Directed by: Pouya Eshtehardi

Cast: Iman Afshar, Mahsa Naroui, Shayan Afshar, Awa Azarpira

Synopsis: Hamin is a young private doing his military service in a watchtower in the borderline of Iran and Pakistan. Impatient for a day off to attend his sister’s wedding ceremony, he gets into a fight with his commander. Up in the watchtower, Hamin reviews the past years and the things happened to him and his sister since their childhood.

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Monday November 16, 2020 11:30am - 12:50pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:35am MST

Ask No Questions
Ask No Questions

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 11:35 AM
Monday, November 16 at 11:35 AM
Wednesday, November 18 2:10 AM
Friday, November 20 at 11:30 AM

Directed by: Jason Loftus

Cast: Chen Ruichang, Lisa Weaver, Tony Bai, Shi Jian, Karen Parker, Zihui Liang, Sarah Cook, Dr. Alan Rogers, Levi Browde, Danny Schechter, David Satter, Richard Chen, Celia Ou, Peter Li, Peng Lin, Tom Comet, Jason Loftus.

Synopsis: When Chinese state television blames his faith for a fiery public suicide, Chen Ruichang is detained in a Clockwork Orange-style brainwashing facility, forced to accept the government’s account. But Chen says it was a government plot. A CNN reporter who smuggled out footage of the event helps untangle an intricate conspiracy, as authorities pressure the filmmaker’s family and business associates.

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Monday November 16, 2020 11:35am - 1:00pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:45am MST

Finding Home in Boomtown
Finding Home in Boomtown

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 2:25 PM
Monday, November 16 at 11:45 AM
Friday, November 20 at 2:45 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 2:25 PM

Directed by: Matt Maxwell

Cast: Briana Echols, John-Mark Echols, Victoria Printz, Holly Casselman, Lois Walker

Synopsis: Finding Home in Boomtown is a vérité documentary about the Echols family's dream to build a tiny house community for the homeless of Midland, TX - the nation’s 2nd wealthiest city. Filmed over 2 years, our story starts as the Echols sell their new home & their possessions, move into an RV & commit their lives to helping the homeless.

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Monday November 16, 2020 11:45am - 1:05pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:50am MST

Live Action Shorts A
Live Action Shorts A

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, November 14 at 4:50 PM
Monday, November 16 at 11:50 AM
Wednesday, November 18 at 11:50 AM
Saturday, November 21 at 12:05 PM

NEW YORK RHAPSODY
Directed by: Irwin Suba
Synopsis: On the notes of Gershwin’s immortal “Rhapsody in Blue,” New York City wakes up and begins the daily cycle of life, dreams, and their inevitable intersections. We follow three creatives as they hustle and fight against and within the rhythm of the city to chase their artistic visions.

PHX
Directed by: Jon Felson
Synopsis: Short psychological drama about dealing with the fear of flying.

THE BAKER
Directed by: Austin Everett
Synopsis: A killer baker (an assassin who literally kills with cupcakes) gets into a sticky situation when the man she falls for ends up her next mark.

EXTRA INNINGS
Directed by: John Gray
Synopsis: A reporter interviews the manager of the Boston Red Sox in an attempt to uncover secrets from his past.

1, 2, 3 ALL EYES ON ME
Directed by: Emil Gallardo
Synopsis: When a crisis suddenly engulfs an elementary school campus, a determined art teacher tries everything she can to save her class.

(YOU’LL MAKE IT IN) FLORIDA
Directed by: Phil Chernyak
Synopsis: When a magazine ad comes to life, a depressed English teacher (and her dog) embark on a wild ride through the wonders of the Sunshine State.


Monday November 16, 2020 11:50am - 1:10pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:00pm MST

The Capote Tapes
The Capote Tapes

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, November 16 at 12:00 PM

Directed by: Ebs Burnough

Synopsis: Answered Prayers was meant to be Truman Capote's greatest masterpiece, an epic portrait of New York's glittering jet-set society. Instead, it sparked his downfall. Through never-before-heard audio archives from George Plimpton and interviews with Capote's friends and enemies, including Dick Cavett, André Leon Talley, Jay McInerney and his adopted daughter, Kate Harrington, The Capote Tapes reveals the rise and fall of America’s most iconic gay writer.

Monday November 16, 2020 12:00pm - 1:35pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:00pm MST

Old-Timers
Old-Timers (subtitled)

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 11:30 AM
Monday, November 16 at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, November at 4:50 PM
Friday, November 20 at 4:50 PM

Directed by: Martin Dušek, Ondřej Provazník

Cast: Jiří Schmitzer, Ladislav Mrkvička, Dušan Kaprálik, Milena Steinmasslová, Michal Suchánek

Synopsis: “You can’t just piss all over the truth,” says 90-year-old, wheelchair-bound Colonel Vlastimil Reiner, who in that moment is being helped to wash by his friend Tonda. The final major operation of their colourful lives awaits the two old-timers...

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Monday November 16, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:15pm MST

Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President
Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Monday, November 16 at 2:15 pm
Thursday, November 19 at 5:20pm

Directed by: Mary Wharton


Featuring: Bob Dylan, Bono, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Gregg Allman, Garth Brooks, and others, as well as with former President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter

Synopsis: If it hadn’t been for a bottle of scotch and a late-night visit from musician Gregg Allman, Jimmy Carter might never have been elected the 39th President of the United States. “Jimmy Carter, Rock & Roll President” charts the mostly forgotten story of how Carter, a lover of all types of music, forged a tight bond with musicians Willie Nelson, the Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan and others. Low on campaign funds and lacking in name recognition, Carter relied on support from these artists to give him a crucial boost in the Democratic primaries. Once Carter was elected, the musicians became frequent guests in the White House. The surprisingly significant role that music played throughout Carter’s life and in his work becomes a thread in this engaging portrait of one of the most enigmatic Presidents in American history.


Monday November 16, 2020 2:15pm - 3:55pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:25pm MST

She's in Portland
She's in Portland

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13th at 11:45 AM
Saturday, November 14th at 5:25 PM
Monday, November 16th at 2:25 PM
Sunday, November 22nd at 2:25 PM

Directed by: Marc Carlini

Cast: Tommy Dewey, Fracois Arnaud, Minka Kelly, Joelle Carter, Lola Glaudini

Synopsis: Two old college friends, now in their thirties, admire each other’s lives and feel trapped in their own. Wes, tied to his demanding corporate career and his responsibilities to his growing family, extends a work trip to drag his dispirited artist friend Luke up the California coast to find Luke’s “one that got away.”

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Monday November 16, 2020 2:25pm - 4:10pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

Latinx American Directed Shorts
LatinX American Directed Shorts

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Times:
Sunday, November 15 at 2:40 PM
Monday, November 16 at 2:30 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 11:35 PM

UNDOCUMENTED (subtitled)
Directed by: Danny Velazquez
Synopsis: A mother caught between two countries risking it all for her daughter's life.

¡COME! (subtitled)
Directed by: Lizette Barrera
Synopsis: Set in Florida, a 12 year old Puerto Rican girl’s perspective changes when she brings a popular dessert dish, Arroz con Leche, to a thanksgiving event at her school and no one eats it.
 
FUTBUL KID
Directed by: Pedro Perez
Synopsis: Lencho's hot summer day changes, when he meets a paletero man named Sacarias under the shade of a giant tree.
 
MUSEUM OF FLEETING WONDERS
Directed by: Tomas Gomez Bustillo
Synopsis: The Museum of Fleeting wonders is a collection of reenactments inspired by small and magical moments submitted by real people.
 
OVERKILL
Directed by: Alex Montilla
Synopsis: 'OverKill' is a film with a comedic take on a familiar setup: when too-woke-for-their-own-good college kids are terrorized by an unstoppable masked killer, the final girl must outsmart him to survive. Only in this movie, the killer literally cannot be stopped (or killed).
 
YOU AND I, ALWAYS
Directed by: Ellen Marmol
Synopsis: Camilla, a Brazilian single mother, wants to make this final road trip to college unforgettable. But when her daughter Victoria is preoccupied with the future and takes her for granted, they find that goodbye is even harder than expected.
 
THE DRAWINGS (subtitled)
Directed by: José Antonio Ocegueda
Synopsis: Lorenzo is a Mexican undocumented immigrant living in Phoenix Arizona as a homeless. His only purpose in life is to find his family (wife and two children) who was separated crossing the border from Mexico to the USA by the Trump new immigrations policies. He was deported but he returned to the USA just to look for his son and daughter. Lorenzo's story shows the reality of thousand of undocumented families who are suffering the separation and struggling to be together again.


Monday November 16, 2020 2:30pm - 4:05pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:40pm MST

The Golden Rule
The Golden Rule (subtitled)

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 11:30 AM
Monday, November 16 at 2:40 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 4:50 PM

Directed by: Alessandro Lunardelli

Cast: Simone Liberati, Edoardo Pesce, Rita Hayek, Barbora Bobulova, Hadas Yaron, Luis Gnecco

Synopsis: After a long imprisonment with his girl in Syria, a young soldier comes back home. Is he a real war hero like the tv says?

Monday November 16, 2020 2:40pm - 4:15pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:30pm MST

Grand Cancan
Grand Cancan (subtitled)

Run Time: 135 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 1:50 PM
Monday, November 16 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 1:45 PM

Directed by: Mikhail Kosyrev-Nesterov

Cast: Elena Zaytseva, Pavel Ivanov, Yana Ivanova, Anton Yakovlev, Alexandra Kimayeva, Dmitriy Kalyazin, Vasilisa Nikolaeva, Vlad Kiryukhin, Dolgor Austermonas, Edgar Golosnoy

Synopsis: The film is divided into two distinct stories with the same setting: the back-stage of the Moscow Operetta theater with the Can-Can metaphor which is a high-energy and physically demanding dance. Human relationships, betrayals, and the relationship between parents and children are the same common denominator found in the two parts of the film.

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Monday November 16, 2020 4:30pm - 6:45pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:55pm MST

Huracan
Huracan (subtitled)

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 2:15 PM
Monday, November 16 at 4:55 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 7:35 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 2:45 PM

Directed by: Cassius Corrigan

Cast: Cassius Corrigan, Yara Martínez, Grégory Choplin, Jorge Masvidal, Camila Rodríguez, Steven Spence, Carlos Guerrero

Synopsis: Huracán is a psychological thriller about an aspiring MMA fighter who suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder.

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Monday November 16, 2020 4:55pm - 6:40pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:05pm MST

Swing Low
Swing Low

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 7:45 PM
Monday, November 16 at 5:05 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 5:05 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 11:45 AM

Directed by: Teddy Grennan

CastAnnabelle Dexter-Jones, Robert Longstreet, Bruce Dern

Synopsis: When a nature photographer explains to the Police how she fought her way out of the Watchatoomy Valley, they dismiss her crazed and violent story as a meth-induced nightmare. But when they discover that she's telling the truth, it's too late.

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Monday November 16, 2020 5:05pm - 6:25pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm MST

So Late So Soon
So Late So Soon

Run Time: 70 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Friday, November 13 at 11:35 AM
Monday, November 16 at 5:10 PM

Directed by: Daniel Hymanson

Synopsis: Chicago artists Jackie and Don Seiden are a half- century into their marriage, time they’ve spent creating distinct yet congruous bodies of work. Jackie makes art of everything around her. Central to her practice is a recognition of the fragility of materials. This conceptual interest has turned into a maddening reality for her, as both her body and her most ambitious art project, her canary-yellow Victorian house, start to fall apart. Don’s work reveals a mind resigned to death. He has always been interested in the rules of nature, which now manifests in an acceptance of his own declining health. In exploring Jackie and Don’s art, So Late So Soon becomes a part of it, immersing us in their creations – decades of complex, interconnected work and a shared life that is uniquely their own.


Monday November 16, 2020 5:10pm - 6:20pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:20pm MST

Clementine
Clementine

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, November 16 at 5:20 PM

Directed by: Lara Jean Gallagher

Cast: Otmara Marrero, Sydney Sweeney, Will Brittain, Sonya Walger

Synopsis: A heartbroken woman becomes entangled with a younger girl after breaking into her ex's lake house in the Pacific Northwest. Equal parts psychological drama and sexual coming-of-age story, Clementine is a tense rumination on who to love and how to let go.
Clementine was developed with the support of the Venice Biennale College-Cinema, the Sundance Institute, Film Independent, and IFP. It stars Otmara Marrero (Crackle’s “Start-up”), Sydney Sweeney (HBO’s “Euphoria”, Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”), Will Brittain (Kong: Skull Island, Everybody Wants Some!!), and Sonya Walger (ABC’s “The Catch” and “Lost”).

Monday November 16, 2020 5:20pm - 6:55pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:30pm MST

The Last Days of Capitalism
The Last Days of Capitalism

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, November 16 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 5:10 PM

Directed by: Adam Mervis

Cast: Mike Faiola, Sarah Harper

Synopsis: A wealthy man is holed up in a penthouse high above the Las Vegas strip when…he meets a mysterious woman. The two embark on an emotional and intellectual roller coaster that asks us to consider much more than just sex high above the glitter of neon lights.

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Monday November 16, 2020 7:30pm - 8:55pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

Animated Shorts
Animated Shorts
Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 2:40 PM
Monday, November 16 at 7:35 PM         
Wednesday, November 18 at 12:00 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 2:15 PM

Calls for Archie
Directed by: Zach Christy
Synopsis: A man gets mysterious calls for years and tries to understand why.

Curtains
Directed by: Kirsten Vangsness
Synopsis: Kirsten Vangsness (CBS, Criminal Minds actor and writer) makes her directorial debut in this animated short adapted from her own personal essay about a feral cat who stars on a network procedural drama, takes ballroom dance lessons, and has an encounter with a predatory tow truck driver. It explores the idea of vulnerability as a source of power and the emotional “curtains” we lay over our essential selves.
 
Miles
Directed by: Griffin Bajor, Carlo Javier
Synopsis: A driverless car, haunted by a prior fatal accident, suddenly takes its new owners on a terrifying journey.
 
EXT
Directed by: Adrian Bobb
Synopsis: In the snow-covered ruins of 24th century Toronto, AEGIS, a humanoid war machine, leads a team of five robot-bound digital-humans into the real world (aka the "E-X-T") to retake an enemy-occupied server installation vital to the survival of their digital homeworld.
During an attempt to ambush a large pack of enemy controlled war-drones, AEGIS recalls an interrogation with the enemy’s founder, an extremist named KYM MINAMOTO...AEGIS’s mother.
As AEGIS fights for her life in the real world, she recalls the emotional fight for her identity in the INT (the digital world), as she and her mother argue over the true nature of humanity and inclusion of digital-persons within it.
 
Rag Doll
Directed by: Leon Lee
Synopsis: Amidst a deadly persecution, a determined orphan tries to bring her mother back to life through the power of art.
 
Candy Shop
Directed by: Patrick Smith
Synopsis: There are 11,926 pharmaceutical drugs available worldwide, this film shows 2863 of them. Pills and capsules are choreographed into a cacophony of shape, color and size, resulting in a satirical commentary about our cultural, recreational, and economic dependency on pharmaceutical drugs.
 
The Phantom 52
Directed by: Geoff Marslett
Synopsis: Tom Skerritt stars in this animated short film about a lonely trucker waiting for a reply on the CB radio...a ghost that haunts the lonely highways...and a whale that sings in a voice no other whale can even hear.
 
If Anything Happens I Love You
Directed by: Michael Govier, Will McCormack
Synopsis: Grieving parents struggle with the loss of their daughter after a school shooting. An elegy on grief.
Parents sit numb to each other but in an extraordinary moment, the shadow of their deceased daughter returns, and ushers the parents’ shadows through a waltz of their once happy life. The daughter is able to connect the parents with their grief, and ultimately, to each other.


Monday November 16, 2020 7:35pm - 8:55pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:45pm MST

We Are Little Zombies
We Are Little Zombies

Run Time: 120 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, November 16 at 7:45 PM

Directed by: Makoto Nagahisa

Cast: Keita Ninomiya, Satoshi Mizuno, Mondo Okumura, Sena Nakajima, Kuranosuke Sasaki, Youki Kudoh, Sosuke Ikematsu, Eriko Hatsune, Jun Murakami, Naomi Nishida, Shiro Sano, Rinko Kikuchi, Masatoshi Nagase

Synopsis: Their parents are dead. They should be sad, but they can’t crry. So they form a kick-ass band. This is the story of four 13 year olds in search of their emotions. One sunny day, four young teens meet by chance at a crematorium. Hikari, Ikuko, Ishi and Takemura have all lost their parents at the same time. Hikari’s were in a car crash whilst on holiday. Ikuko’s were murdered by a deranged stalker. Ishi’s were in a gas explosion, Takemura’s killed themselves to excape the hell of debt. But none of them could shed a tear. They were like zombies, devoid of all emotion. Alone in the world with no future, no dreams or even the energy to move forward, our protagonists dress themselves in scraps from a garbage dump, turn their favorite items from their empty homes into musical instruments, and decide to form a kick-ass band. They call themselves LITTLE ZOMBIES. This is a story about their quest to retrieve their ability to feel. And what they discover at the end of it.


Monday November 16, 2020 7:45pm - 9:45pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:50pm MST

IHSFF TBA

Monday November 16, 2020 7:50pm - 9:50pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

8:00pm MST

Stray
Stray

Run Time: 75 minutes

Directed by: Elizabeth Lo

Cast: Zeytin

Synopsis: STRAY explores what it means to live as a being without status or security, following three strays - Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal - as they embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished portrait of human life — and their own canine culture.


Monday November 16, 2020 8:00pm - 9:15pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Tuesday, November 17
 

11:30am MST

Zoro's Solo
Zoro's Solo (subtitled)

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 2:10 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 11:30 AM
Thursday, November 19 at 2:10 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 11:30 AM

Directed by: Martin Busker

Cast: Mert Dincer, Andrea Sawatzki, Laurids Schürmann, Hadi Khanjanpour

Synopsis: A 13-year-old refugee from Afghanistan living in an emergency shelter in Germany joins a Christian boys' choir to save his father who was left stranded in Hungary, and clashes with the strict choir master.

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Tuesday November 17, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:35am MST

College Shorts
College Shorts

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, November 14 at 2:40 pm
Tuesday, November 17 at 11:35 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 7:35 PM

You and Me, Me and You
Directed by: Joshua Knoller, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Synopsis: After being offered the job of her dreams, Harper, an aspiring journalist, must go to Skylar, a gifted, but troubled, 13-year-old girl whom Harper has looked after for years, and tell her that she must leave. But, when Harper discovers Skylar's life is not what it seems, she is forced to look within herself and reconcile with her past experiences in order to save the relationship with Skylar, and do the right thing.

No Big Deal
Directed by: Thomas Mentel, Columbia University
Synopsis: Natalie and Tyler head to a liquor store that’s known to sell to minors, but when they arrive they discover it may take more than money to seal the deal.

Rite of Passage
Directed by: Susannah Joffe, University of Texas
Synopsis: A young woman explores her sexuality while trapped in the toxic confines of a mother-daughter relationship.
 
Model Citizen
Directed by: Kristopher Chinander, Samuel Edwards, Montana State University
Synopsis: A beautiful place exists in the creative minds of the Livingston Model Railroad Club. This short documentary lulls the viewer into the serene world of model railroads with immersive cinematography, a fantasy-like soundscape, and its charming club members.
 
Binimoy (Subtitled)
Directed by: Tanvi Chowdhary, Srishti School of Art and Design
Synopsis: Gauri and Amal are about to celebrate their first wedding anniversary in their little home in North Calcutta. While Gauri wishes to find him a special gift, it isn’t quite as simple as she thought it would be.
 
Friends Like That
Directed by: Francesca de Fusco, NYU
Synopsis: After getting dumped, Maia seeks solace by crashing with her best ex Alex.
 
Oh Yeah
Directed by: Lilena Marinou, NYU
Synopsis: Discovering that the body is very much like a playground, a place where sex can be playful, Oh Yeah is an open letter from a young woman who explores the joy of giving pleasure to herself and eventually invites others to join her in doing so too.

Tuesday November 17, 2020 11:35am - 1:05pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:45am MST

Babysplitters
Babysplitters

Run Time: 120 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 7:45 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 12:05 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 11:45 AM
Saturday, November 21 at 5:25 pm

Directed by: Sam Friedlander

Cast: Danny Pudi (“Community,” “Mythic Quest”), Emily C. Chang (“Total Recall,” “The Vampire Diaries”), Maiara Walsh (“The Last Ship,” “Zombieland”), Eddie Alfano (“Criminal Minds,” “Shameless”), Maya Stojan (“Castle,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”), Brian Thomas Smith (“The Big Bang Theory,” “The Wedding Party”), and Mark Feuerstein (“Royal Pains,” “What Women Want”).

Synopsis: When two couples with mixed feelings about having kids hatch a plan to have and share one baby, things spiral out of control.

Tuesday November 17, 2020 11:45am - 1:45pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:50am MST

Collective
Collective

Run Time: 110 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Tuesday, November 17 at 11:50 AM
Wednesday, November 18 at 5:20 PM

Directed by: Alexander Nanau

Synopsis: In 2015, a fire at Bucharest’s Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. Then a doctor blows the whistle to a team of investigative journalists. One revelation leads to another as the journalists start to uncover vast health care fraud. When a new health minister is appointed, he offers unprecedented access to his efforts to reform the corrupt system but also to the obstacles he faces. Following journalists, whistle-blowers, burn victims, and government officials, Collective is an uncompromising look at the impact of investigative journalism at its best.



Tuesday November 17, 2020 11:50am - 1:40pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:00pm MST

Live Action Shorts B
Live Action Shorts B
 
Run Time: 90 mins

Screening Times:
Saturday, November 14 at 7:30 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 2:30 PM
Friday, November 20 at 12:05 PM

FOR PETE’S SAKE
Directed by: Katterina Powers
Synopsis: A determined mother takes extreme measures to ensure her son’s success.

REPO
Directed by: Aaron Rovner
Synopsis: Michael repossesses cars on the streets of Los Angeles. He’s young and he thinks he has nothing to lose, but will this latest repo be just another paycheck, or will the high-risk nature of his job and his lifestyle finally catch up with him?

FEELING FLUSH
Directed by: Erin Brown Thomas
Synopsis: Vicki idolizes her new girlfriend Samantha, but draws the line when it comes to her time on the porcelain throne. Their small bathroom gets awkward when Samantha challenges Vicki’s definition of intimacy.

JANE
Directed by: Kathryn Prescott
Synopsis: A young woman suffering from a heroin addiction and living in one of the downtown Los Angeles’ many residential Single Room Occupancy hotels, receives an invite to her estranged 4-year-old daughter’s birthday party later that day.

FEELING THROUGH
Directed by: Doug Roland
Synopsis: “Feeling Through” is a coming of age story that follows 18-year-old Tereek, a kind but guarded teen wandering the streets of New York, desperate for a place to crash, and his encounter with Artie, a Deafblind man in need of help getting home. What begins as an awkward meeting between two strangers becomes an intimate bond between friends, and a night long journey that forever changes Tereek. It’s ultimately someone who can neither see nor hear Tereek who is able to tune into what he is truly struggling with, inspiring Tereek to realize his own sense of purpose.

TRAIN STOP
Directed by: Auden Bui
Synopsis: Two busy professionals confront their undeniable attraction -- and their demons -- during a chance encounter at a train station.

ON THE RIDE
Directed by: Jen McGowan
Synopsis: During a bike ride, a man grapples with a trauma, leading him to a stranger intimately connected to the past he can't shake.

EVERY GRAIN OF SAND
Directed by: Amanda Spencer
Synopsis: Bound by blood and tethered by illness, two sister grapple with what is really important to them.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 12:00pm - 1:35pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:10pm MST

Body & Bones
Body & Bones

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 4:50 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 2:10 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 2:10 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 2:10 PM

Directed by: Melanie Oates

Cast: Kelly Van Der Burg, Joel Thomas Hynes

Synopsis: Withdrawn from her life, the one thing that comforts Tess is listening to the music of Danny Sharpe. When she wakes one day to find him in her kitchen, it ignites a spark of life in her that grows out of control.

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Tuesday November 17, 2020 2:10pm - 3:50pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:15pm MST

Documentary Shorts B
Documentary Shorts B

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, November 14 at 12:00PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 2:15 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 5:10 PM

Silences
Directed by: Nolan Knight
Synopsis: Adia Victoria seeks to reclaim the Blues as protest music for those who are silenced. Along the way, this restless artist builds a tight-knit community of like-minded musicians, artists, poets, entrepreneurs, and family.

The Hardest Day
Directed by: Ross Taylor
Synopsis: The Hardest Day provides an unprecedented look into the power and beauty of the human-animal bond and the last minutes shared between.

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Tuesday November 17, 2020 2:15pm - 3:45pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:25pm MST

Tu Me Manques
Tu Me Manques (subtitled) 

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Tuesday, November 17 at 2:25 PM

Directed by: Rodrigo Bellott

Synopsis: Jorge, a traditional Bolivian father, receives news of the suicide of his son Gabriel. Weeks after the tragedy he finds his son's laptop where he discovers he had a romantic relationship with Sebastian, another young countryman who lives in New York City, where his son was studying. After an initial angry confrontation with Sebastian on Skype, Jorge decides to go to New York to look for answers about his son's death, but what he finds will change his life forever.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 2:25pm - 4:10pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

Sci-Fi Shorts B
Sci-Fi Shorts B
 
Run Time: 65 minutes

Screening Times:
Tuesday, November 17 at 2:30 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 2:40 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 11:30 AM

The Other Side
Directed by: Hugo Duvergey
Synopsis: The struggles and journey of an individual in a disturbing yet somehow very familiar society.
 
iParent
Directed by: Patrick Avella
Synopsis: A blue-collar couple’s life is turned upside down when they try to have a baby in a dystopian future where the government controls birthing rights.
 
Progeny
Directed by: Justin Daering
Synopsis: When a blue-collar man is forcibly implanted with his alien boss’s parasitic offspring, he asks his wife to help him remove the parasite.
 
Bodyhackers
Directed by: Dale Metz
Synopsis: A daddy/daughter camping trip takes a turn for the worse.

Tuesday November 17, 2020 2:30pm - 3:35pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:40pm MST

Creem: America's Only Rock 'N' Roll Magazine
Creem: America's Only Rock 'N' Roll Magazine

Run Time: 75 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Tuesday, November 17 at 2:40 PM

Directed by: Scott Crawford

Synopsis: Capturing the messy upheaval of the '70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, the film explores CREEM Magazine's humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse, then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and genius clown prince, Lester Bangs, a year later. Fifty years after publishing its first issue, "America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine" remains a seditious spirit in music and culture.

Tuesday November 17, 2020 2:40pm - 3:55pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:50pm MST

My Dearest Enemy
My Dearest Enemy (subtitled)

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15th at 4:50 PM
Tuesday, November 17th at 4:50 PM
Friday, November 20th at 2:10 PM
Saturday, November 21st at 4:50 PM

Directed by: Tzipi Trope

Cast: Adi Gilat, Hanan Hillo, Abeen Safadi

Synopsis: My Dearest Enemy is a powerful drama set in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu-Tor; a community that is half-Jewish and half-Arab. It follows the twenty five years relationship of Maya, a Jewish girl and Alice, an Arab girl. Drawn to each other by their shared love for poetry, they develop a deep bond that grows into an impossible friendship.



Tuesday November 17, 2020 4:50pm - 6:35pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:55pm MST

Ocean of Obstacles
Ocean of Obstacles

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 4:45 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 4:45 PM
Saturday, November at 11:35 PM

Directed by: Louie Duran

Cast: Jorge Castro, Roman Robago, Steven Clemens, Ethan Roberts, Cesar Yanez, Adonis Watt, Isabelle Chapman, Kaylee Nielsen, Maggie Lindsay, Elle Dingwell, Evelin Rios-Perez, Morgan Marquis

Synopsis: Ocean of Obstacles is a documentary that reveals the story of a dozen blind and visually impaired teens as they attempt a life changing voyage. This first-time crew dubbed “The Blind Buccaneers” will learn to navigate and sail on open water before embarking on a seven day journey from the Spanish Virgin Islands to the shore of Puerto Rico.

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Tuesday November 17, 2020 4:55pm - 6:25pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:05pm MST

After the Murder of Albert Lima
After The Murder Of Albert Lima

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 5:05 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 5:05 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 2:45 PM

Directed by: Aengus James

Cast: Paul Lima, Art Torres, Zora Colakovic, Cindy Crim, Judy Lima, Kent Crim

Synopsis: After 13 years of legal impasse fails to bring his father’s killer to justice, Paul Lima decides to take matters into his own hands. With two bounty hunters in tow, he heads to Honduras to capture his father’s killer. There, local government corruption and a promise of violence from the killer threaten to undermine Paul’s quest for justice.



Tuesday November 17, 2020 5:05pm - 6:40pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm MST

Untimely
Untimely

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, November 16 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, November 117 at 5:10 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 11:30 AM
Sunday, November 22 at 4:50 PM

Directed by: Pouya Eshtehardi

Cast: Iman Afshar, Mahsa Naroui, Shayan Afshar, Awa Azarpira

Synopsis: Hamin is a young private doing his military service in a watchtower in the borderline of Iran and Pakistan. Impatient for a day off to attend his sister’s wedding ceremony, he gets into a fight with his commander. Up in the watchtower, Hamin reviews the past years and the things happened to him and his sister since their childhood.

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Tuesday November 17, 2020 5:10pm - 6:30pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:20pm MST

50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus
50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus

Run Time: 65 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Tuesday, November 17 at 5:20 pm

Directed by: Steven Pressman

Synopsis: Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus never intended to become heroes. But in early 1939, as conditions were worsening for Jews living inside Nazi Germany, the Philadelphia couple embarked on a risky and improbable mission – an effort to rescue 50 Jewish children and bring them to safety in the United States.
The couple faced imposing obstacles. The United States government, not to mention a vast majority of the American public, was largely indifferent to the plight of Jewish refugees seeking to escape from Adolf Hitler’s increasing persecution. America’s rigid immigration laws also made it nearly impossible to bring refugees – even children – into this country.

The Krauses, who were Jewish, also had to face the risks of traveling into Nazi Germany and dealing with the Gestapo and other Nazi officials in their effort to carry out their bold rescue plan.
In the spring of 1939, Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus sailed for Europe and into the heart of darkness. 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus for the first time tells the incredible story of an American couple who, against all odds, brought the single largest group of children during the Holocaust out of Nazi Germany and into the United States. In doing so, they transformed themselves from an ordinary couple into extraordinary heroes.

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Tuesday November 17, 2020 5:20pm - 6:25pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:30pm MST

World Cinema Shorts
World Cinema Shorts
 
Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 8:00 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 11:30 AM

Hunger – India (Subtitled)
Directed by: Katyayan Shivpurii
Synopsis: Inspired by true events, Hunger is about a homeless man and his love for food.
He is a pauper in life but at heart, he is connoisseur of "gourmet" food. He does not eat to live. He lives to eat...and eat well!
Living by the railway tracks, the homeless man makes his meagre living by selling novelty items at the busy traffic signals on the streets of Mumbai.
The high point of his colourless existence is passing this busy restaurant that serves the food that he dreams of. The sizzling, steaming colourful platters of food make his mouth water while his eyes well up with desire.
And one day through happy chance, he gets an opportunity to fulfil his little life's big desire.
Our pauper sets out on an adventure of whimsy and indulgence while gradually the hunger within surrenders to the greed of human nature.
While light-heartedly exposing the consequences that follow the man's weakness in the face of greed, hunger is a universal story of everyman and his unfulfilled desire!

Food Chain – Brazil (Subtitled)
Directed by: Raphael Medeiros
Synopsis: Actor Guilherme Ferraz brings the half-man/half-fish protagonist to life. His relationship with Mateus Solano's Fisherman character is infused with oppression, which raises the question: how abusive is men's demeanor against nature? Fused with fragments of religion and the media through the roles of a Pastor (David Júnior) and a Reporter (Iane de Jesus), this "magic realism" universe presents an apocalyptical atmosphere with characters that serve as allegories between men and the environment, hero and antagonist. Amidst all that, "Food Chain" introduces a visual metaphor for nature's vengeance. Is mankind really destined to become nature's next meal?
 
Mamie – Switzerland (Subtitled)
Directed by: Benoît Monney
Synopsis: Worried about the health of his grandmother who doesn't recognize him anymore, Antoine pays her a visit to attempt to bring her memory back.
 
Muzzle – United Kingdom
Directed by: Adam Etheridge
Synopsis: 11 year old Kayla has learned to make herself invisible. This is particularly useful at home, where it’s better not to be seen by her volatile Father. When new neighbours move in next door, she discovers that her magic powers don’t seem to work on the scary dog that lives in their backyard. Despite her fear, and fueled by curiosity, Kayla dares to befriend the neglected dog, and names it William.
Late one night William is forced into an illegal dog fight. Kayla tries to intervene but is bitten by the rival dog. The teenage lads next door run away leaving Kayla to be discovered, injured and alone with William. Kayla is going to have to make herself seen and heard, if she is to prove the innocence of her new friend.
This is a simple, warm and surprisingly uplifting story about overcoming abuse by making a stand on behalf of others.
 
Itsy – United Kingdom
Directed by: Amy Mathieson, Premila Puri
Synopsis: ITSY is a fictional narration of two neighbours and an unsuspecting friend who forges their unique bond.
 
Portraitist – Luxembourg (Subtitled)
Directed by: Cyrus Neshvad
Synopsis: A grandfather at the edge of despair is called to care for his dying granddaughter. Through art, he kindles a relationship with her that brings beauty to the darkness in their lives.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 7:30pm - 8:55pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

Class Action Park
Class Action Park

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 4:55
Tuesday, November 17 at 7:35 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 2:40 PM
Friday, November 20 at 7:30 PM

Directed by: Chris Charles Scott, Seth Porges

Cast: Mary Pilon, Jason Scott, Seth Porges

Synopsis: During its 1980s heyday, New Jersey’s Action Park was known as the world’s most dangerous amusement park – a place with bizarre rides and a chaotic atmosphere that placed it somewhere between Lord of the Flies and a Saw movie. For the first time, Class Action Park uncovers the true story of a time and place that will never exist again.

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Tuesday November 17, 2020 7:35pm - 9:10pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:45pm MST

Two of Us
Two of Us (subtitled)

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 5:05 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 7:45 PM

Directed by Filippo Meneghetti

Cast: Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier

Synopsis: Two retired women, Nina and Madeleine, have been secretly in love for decades. Everybody, including Madeleine’s family, thinks they are simply neighbors, sharing the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, enjoying the affection and pleasures of daily life together, until an unforeseen event turns their relationship upside down and leads Madeleine’s daughter to gradually unravel the truth about them.

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Tuesday November 17, 2020 7:45pm - 9:20pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:50pm MST

IHSFF TBA

Tuesday November 17, 2020 7:50pm - 9:50pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

8:00pm MST

Billie
Billie

Screening Time(s):
Tuesday, November 17 at 8:00 PM
Friday, November 20 at 11:35 AM

Director: James Erskine

Synopsis: BILLIE HOLIDAY, one of the greatest voices of all time, a woman of breath-taking talent and global popularity, was throughout her short life a figure of controversy - a black woman in a white man’s world, a victim and a rebel whose infamous Strange Fruit, the first protest song, earned her powerful enemies. She was also an enigma, her telling of her own life story a mix of half truths and free-form improvisations. Then in the late 1960’s journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl set out to write the definitive biography of Billie. Over the next decade, she tracked down and tape-recorded interviews with the extraordinary characters that populated the iconic singer’s short, tumultuous life.

Raw, emotional and brutally honest, these incredible testimonies ranged from musical greats like Charles Mingus, Tony Bennett, Sylvia Syms and Count Basie to her cousin, school friends, lovers, lawyers, pimps and even the FBI agents who arrested her. But Linda’s book was never finished and the tapes unplayed – until now.

With unprecedented and exclusive access to Linda's astonishing 200 hours of never-before-heard
interviews, BILLIE showcases an American legend, capturing her depths and complexity through the voices of those who knew her best. Painstakingly restored with footage and stills colorized by one of the leading color artists, it is an arresting and powerful tale of one of the greatest singers who ever lived, and of Linda Lipnack Kuehl, the woman who would sacrifice her life in trying to tell it.

Tuesday November 17, 2020 8:00pm - 9:40pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Wednesday, November 18
 

11:30am MST

Untimely
Untimely

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, November 16 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, November 17 at 5:10 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 11:30 AM
Sunday, November 22 at 4:50 PM

Directed by: Pouya Eshtehardi

Cast: Iman Afshar, Mahsa Naroui, Shayan Afshar, Awa Azarpira

Synopsis: Hamin is a young private doing his military service in a watchtower in the borderline of Iran and Pakistan. Impatient for a day off to attend his sister’s wedding ceremony, he gets into a fight with his commander. Up in the watchtower, Hamin reviews the past years and the things happened to him and his sister since their childhood.

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Wednesday November 18, 2020 11:30am - 12:50pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:35am MST

Latinx American Directed Shorts
LatinX American Directed Shorts

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Times:
Sunday, November 15 at 2:40 PM
Monday, November 16 at 2:30 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 11:35 PM

UNDOCUMENTED (subtitled)
Directed by: Danny Velazquez
Synopsis: A mother caught between two countries risking it all for her daughter's life.

¡COME! (subtitled)
Directed by: Lizette Barrera
Synopsis: Set in Florida, a 12 year old Puerto Rican girl’s perspective changes when she brings a popular dessert dish, Arroz con Leche, to a thanksgiving event at her school and no one eats it.
 
FUTBUL KID
Directed by: Pedro Perez
Synopsis: Lencho's hot summer day changes, when he meets a paletero man named Sacarias under the shade of a giant tree.
 
MUSEUM OF FLEETING WONDERS
Directed by: Tomas Gomez Bustillo
Synopsis: The Museum of Fleeting wonders is a collection of reenactments inspired by small and magical moments submitted by real people.
 
OVERKILL
Directed by: Alex Montilla
Synopsis: 'OverKill' is a film with a comedic take on a familiar setup: when too-woke-for-their-own-good college kids are terrorized by an unstoppable masked killer, the final girl must outsmart him to survive. Only in this movie, the killer literally cannot be stopped (or killed).
 
YOU AND I, ALWAYS
Directed by: Ellen Marmol
Synopsis: Camilla, a Brazilian single mother, wants to make this final road trip to college unforgettable. But when her daughter Victoria is preoccupied with the future and takes her for granted, they find that goodbye is even harder than expected.
 
THE DRAWINGS (subtitled)
Directed by: José Antonio Ocegueda
Synopsis: Lorenzo is a Mexican undocumented immigrant living in Phoenix Arizona as a homeless. His only purpose in life is to find his family (wife and two children) who was separated crossing the border from Mexico to the USA by the Trump new immigrations policies. He was deported but he returned to the USA just to look for his son and daughter. Lorenzo's story shows the reality of thousand of undocumented families who are suffering the separation and struggling to be together again.


Wednesday November 18, 2020 11:35am - 1:10pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:45am MST

Show Me What You Got
Show Me What You Got

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 2:45 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 11:45 AM
Friday, November 20 at 7:45 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 12:05 PM

Directed by: Svetlana Cvetko

Cast: Cristina Rambaldi, Neyssan Falahi, Mattia Minasi, Anne Brochet, Pietro Genuardi, Giusy Frallonardo, Karen Obilom

Synopsis: In this story of unconventional love that sparks with French New Wave energy, three twentysomethings, Christine, Nassim & Marcello, form a wholehearted ménage à trois. They find joy together - exploring their sexuality, joining protests, making art, and falling deeper into their offbeat amour - until Marcello must return to Italy, and their experience there threatens their relationship’s delicate balance.

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Wednesday November 18, 2020 11:45am - 1:25pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:50am MST

Live Action Shorts A
Live Action Shorts A

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, November 14 at 4:50 PM
Monday, November 16 at 11:50 AM
Wednesday, November 18 at 11:50 AM
Saturday, November 21 at 12:05 PM

NEW YORK RHAPSODY
Directed by: Irwin Suba
Synopsis: On the notes of Gershwin’s immortal “Rhapsody in Blue,” New York City wakes up and begins the daily cycle of life, dreams, and their inevitable intersections. We follow three creatives as they hustle and fight against and within the rhythm of the city to chase their artistic visions.

PHX
Directed by: Jon Felson
Synopsis: Short psychological drama about dealing with the fear of flying.

THE BAKER
Directed by: Austin Everett
Synopsis: A killer baker (an assassin who literally kills with cupcakes) gets into a sticky situation when the man she falls for ends up her next mark.

EXTRA INNINGS
Directed by: John Gray
Synopsis: A reporter interviews the manager of the Boston Red Sox in an attempt to uncover secrets from his past.

1, 2, 3 ALL EYES ON ME
Directed by: Emil Gallardo
Synopsis: When a crisis suddenly engulfs an elementary school campus, a determined art teacher tries everything she can to save her class.

(YOU’LL MAKE IT IN) FLORIDA
Directed by: Phil Chernyak
Synopsis: When a magazine ad comes to life, a depressed English teacher (and her dog) embark on a wild ride through the wonders of the Sunshine State.


Wednesday November 18, 2020 11:50am - 1:10pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:00pm MST

Animated Shorts
Animated Shorts

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 2:40 PM
Monday, November 16 at 7:35 PM         
Wednesday, November 18 at 12:00 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 2:15 PM

Calls for Archie
Directed by: Zach Christy
Synopsis: A man gets mysterious calls for years and tries to understand why.

Curtains
Directed by: Kirsten Vangsness
Synopsis: Kirsten Vangsness (CBS, Criminal Minds actor and writer) makes her directorial debut in this animated short adapted from her own personal essay about a feral cat who stars on a network procedural drama, takes ballroom dance lessons, and has an encounter with a predatory tow truck driver. It explores the idea of vulnerability as a source of power and the emotional “curtains” we lay over our essential selves.
 
Miles
Directed by: Griffin Bajor, Carlo Javier
Synopsis: A driverless car, haunted by a prior fatal accident, suddenly takes its new owners on a terrifying journey.
 
EXT
Directed by: Adrian Bobb
Synopsis: In the snow-covered ruins of 24th century Toronto, AEGIS, a humanoid war machine, leads a team of five robot-bound digital-humans into the real world (aka the "E-X-T") to retake an enemy-occupied server installation vital to the survival of their digital homeworld.
During an attempt to ambush a large pack of enemy controlled war-drones, AEGIS recalls an interrogation with the enemy’s founder, an extremist named KYM MINAMOTO...AEGIS’s mother.
As AEGIS fights for her life in the real world, she recalls the emotional fight for her identity in the INT (the digital world), as she and her mother argue over the true nature of humanity and inclusion of digital-persons within it.
 
Rag Doll
Directed by: Leon Lee
Synopsis: Amidst a deadly persecution, a determined orphan tries to bring her mother back to life through the power of art.
 
Candy Shop
Directed by: Patrick Smith
Synopsis: There are 11,926 pharmaceutical drugs available worldwide, this film shows 2863 of them. Pills and capsules are choreographed into a cacophony of shape, color and size, resulting in a satirical commentary about our cultural, recreational, and economic dependency on pharmaceutical drugs.
 
The Phantom 52
Directed by: Geoff Marslett
Synopsis: Tom Skerritt stars in this animated short film about a lonely trucker waiting for a reply on the CB radio...a ghost that haunts the lonely highways...and a whale that sings in a voice no other whale can even hear.
 
If Anything Happens I Love You
Directed by: Michael Grovier, Will McCormack
Synopsis: Grieving parents struggle with the loss of their daughter after a school shooting. An elegy on grief.
Parents sit numb to each other but in an extraordinary moment, the shadow of their deceased daughter returns, and ushers the parents’ shadows through a waltz of their once happy life. The daughter is able to connect the parents with their grief, and ultimately, to each other.


Wednesday November 18, 2020 12:00pm - 1:20pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:10pm MST

Ask No Questions
Ask No Questions

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 11:30 AM
Monday, November 16 at 11:35 AM
Wednesday, November 18 2:10 PM
Friday, November 20 at 11:30 AM

Directed by: Jason Loftus

Cast: Chen Ruichang, Lisa Weaver, Tony Bai, Shi Jian, Karen Parker, Zihui Liang, Sarah Cook, Dr. Alan Rogers, Levi Browde, Danny Schechter, David Satter, Richard Chen, Celia Ou, Peter Li, Peng Lin, Tom Comet, Jason Loftus.

Synopsis: When Chinese state television blames his faith for a fiery public suicide, Chen Ruichang is detained in a Clockwork Orange-style brainwashing facility, forced to accept the government’s account. But Chen says it was a government plot. A CNN reporter who smuggled out footage of the event helps untangle an intricate conspiracy, as authorities pressure the filmmaker’s family and business associates.

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Wednesday November 18, 2020 2:10pm - 3:35pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:15pm MST

African American Directed Shorts
African American Directed Shorts

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, November 14 at 2:45 pm
Sunday, November 15 at 5:20 pm
Wednesday, November 18 at 2:15 pm

A NIGHT OUT
Directed by: Kevin Brooks
Synopsis: After a bad breakup, a woman goes out with her friends for a girl's night out but the night doesn't end the way she expects and it may alter the course of her life forever.

LAND OF DRY BONES
Directed by: Darrell Lake
Synopsis: An unassuming single father, Emmanuel, struggles desperately to keep his life from unraveling when it is discovered that he was once a child soldier who committed heinous atrocities.
 
FLAWD
Directed by: Jay Snow
Synopsis: An LA Comic is forced to come clean about his terminal illness after his condition is severely triggered while hooking up with his girlfriend for the first time.
 
ALONG THE CREEK ROAD
Directed by: Russell Reed
Synopsis: Along the Creek Road is a thriller that follows the story of Jenkin, a persistent and caring reporter covering the 15th anniversary of the Oaksville Disappearance. While trying to interview the town's residences, she discovers a haunting hidden secret that reveals the truth about everything.
 
MERCURY IN RETROGRADE
Directed by: Mignon Alexander
Synopsis: Mercury In Retrograde tells the story of a young musician ,Rhoni, aspiring to be LA’s biggest rockstar. With the help her cousin Tati (a self-proclaimed filmmaker) and unsuccessful socialite Matt, the trio documents Rhoni’s journey to becoming legendary.


Wednesday November 18, 2020 2:15pm - 3:40pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:25pm MST

Analog Love
Analog Love - The (Long Lost) Art of the Mix Tape

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 2:25 PM
Saturday, November 14 at 5:20 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 2:25 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 5:25 PM

Directed by: Robert Galluzzo

Cast: Henry Rollins, "Money" Mark Ramos Nishita, Kim Shattuck, Jennifer Finch, Jimmy Urine, Chantal Claret, Jude "Rude Jude" Angelini, Zernell Gillie, Mona Lisa Murray, Christian James Hand, Hazel Many

Synopsis: Do you remember the long lost era of sharing your feelings with someone through a "mix tape?" Analog Love is an analysis of why this ritual of communication through music still continues to be so important. We'll get to the bottom of the long lost art of the mix tape.

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Wednesday November 18, 2020 2:25pm - 3:55pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

Live Action Shorts B
Live Action Shorts B
 
Run Time: 90 mins

Screening Times:
Saturday, November 14 at 7:30 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 2:30 PM
Friday, November 20 at 12:05 PM

FOR PETE’S SAKE
Directed by: Katterina Powers
Synopsis: A determined mother takes extreme measures to ensure her son’s success.

REPO
Directed by: Aaron Rovner
Synopsis: Michael repossesses cars on the streets of Los Angeles. He’s young and he thinks he has nothing to lose, but will this latest repo be just another paycheck, or will the high-risk nature of his job and his lifestyle finally catch up with him?

FEELING FLUSH
Directed by: Erin Brown Thomas
Synopsis: Vicki idolizes her new girlfriend Samantha, but draws the line when it comes to her time on the porcelain throne. Their small bathroom gets awkward when Samantha challenges Vicki’s definition of intimacy.

JANE
Directed by: Kathryn Prescott
Synopsis: A young woman suffering from a heroin addiction and living in one of the downtown Los Angeles’ many residential Single Room Occupancy hotels, receives an invite to her estranged 4-year-old daughter’s birthday party later that day.

FEELING THROUGH
Directed by: Doug Roland
Synopsis: “Feeling Through” is a coming of age story that follows 18-year-old Tereek, a kind but guarded teen wandering the streets of New York, desperate for a place to crash, and his encounter with Artie, a Deafblind man in need of help getting home. What begins as an awkward meeting between two strangers becomes an intimate bond between friends, and a night long journey that forever changes Tereek. It’s ultimately someone who can neither see nor hear Tereek who is able to tune into what he is truly struggling with, inspiring Tereek to realize his own sense of purpose.
 
TRAIN STOP
Directed by: Auden Bui
Synopsis: Two busy professionals confront their undeniable attraction -- and their demons -- during a chance encounter at a train station.

ON THE RIDE
Directed by: Jen McGowan
Synopsis: During a bike ride, a man grapples with a trauma, leading him to a stranger intimately connected to the past he can't shake.


EVERY GRAIN OF SAND
Directed by: Amanda Spencer
Synopsis: Bound by blood and tethered by illness, two sister grapple with what is really important to them.


Wednesday November 18, 2020 2:30pm - 3:55pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:40pm MST

The Prison Within
The Prison Within

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Wednesday, November 18th at 2:40 PM

Directed by: Katherin Hervey

Cast: Hill Harper, Sujatha Baliga, Nythell “Nate” Collins, Rochelle Edwards, Eddie Herena, James Houston, Sam W. Johnson Sr., Jaimee Karroll, Nghiep “Ke” Lam, Michael “Yoshi” Nelson, Sonya Shah, Barry Spillman, Troy Williams, Dionne Wilson, Phoeun “Sane" You

Synopsis: Prisoners incarcerated for murder inside San Quentin Prison transcend the barriers of the punitive prison system by working with victims of violent crime to unearth the root cause of their violence. Each character undergoes a radical transformation, revealing how all of us, on both sides of the wall, can break free from our own personal prisons.


Wednesday November 18, 2020 2:40pm - 4:05pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:50pm MST

Old-Timers
Old-Timers (subtitled)

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 11:30 AM
Monday, November 16 at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, November at 4:50 PM
Friday, November 20 at 4:50 PM

Directed by: Martin Dušek, Ondřej Provazník

Cast: Jiří Schmitzer, Ladislav Mrkvička, Dušan Kaprálik, Milena Steinmasslová, Michal Suchánek

Synopsis: “You can’t just piss all over the truth,” says 90-year-old, wheelchair-bound Colonel Vlastimil Reiner, who in that moment is being helped to wash by his friend Tonda. The final major operation of their colourful lives awaits the two old-timers...

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Wednesday November 18, 2020 4:50pm - 6:20pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:55pm MST

Documentary Shorts A
Documentary Shorts A
 
Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 4:45 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 11:35 AM

Invasion: The Unist’ot’en’s Fight for Sovereignty
Directed by: Michael Toledano, Sam Vinal
Synopsis: In this era of “reconciliation”, Indigenous land is still being taken at gunpoint. INVASION is verité cinematic experience about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint and the larger Wet'suwet'en Nation standing up to the Canadian government and corporations who continue colonial violence against Indigenous peoples.

No Limits: Wheelchair Basketball in South Sudan
Directed by: Leandro Badalotti
Synopsis: Malat Wei was a young child when his family was forced to flee South Sudan, shortly after he contracted polio and lost the use of his legs. Though he grew up in an Ethiopian refugee camp, he fell in love with sports, spending his long days at the camp playing soccer with his able-bodied friends. Malat would use only his hands to navigate the dusty pitch. At age 12, his family was resettled as refugees in Texas where a few years later he was introduced to wheelchair basketball by a member of his church. He was immediately hooked. Now 25, he plays university-level wheelchair basketball in Arizona, after a successful stint playing professionally in France from 2015-2016.
Jess Markt is from Denver, Colorado. At age 19, he was in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Previously a college track-and-field star, wheelchair basketball was a major factor in Jess’ recovery, both physically and mentally. He now serves as the International Committee of the Red Cross’ (ICRC) Diversity, Inclusion and Sports Advisor and coaches disabled athletes in war zones, including Afghanistan, South Sudan and the Gaza Strip.
Several years ago, Jess and Malat met at a tournament in New Mexico and their friendship was born. When Malat discovered that Jess was coaching in South Sudan, he pitched the idea of going with him to help coach athletes back in his home country. Last November, they did just that, fulfilling Malat’s dream of helping his fellow countrymen, by bringing the joy of wheelchair basketball to the newest country in the world.
 
Atsuko’s Story
Directed by: William Johnston-Carter
Synopsis: The surprisingly funny coming-of-age story of one Japanese-American undocumented immigrant.
When Atsuko Okatsuka was a child in Japan, she thought America was just a giant theme park. When she was 10, her family flew to the States for a "2 month vacation" and never left.
They were undocumented, but nobody ever told Atsuko that. Growing up as an undocumented Japanese-American was confusing. There were exciting discoveries--like ranch dressing and basketball--but also a constant feeling of not belonging.
Tragedy breeds comedy, and today Atsuko is a successful stand-up comedian, listed by Vulture magazine as a Comedian to Watch in 2018. Her story is a testament to the diversity of undocumented immigrants' experiences. We might not think of airplanes or ranch dressing when we think of undocumented immigration, but maybe we should.
 
Ashes to Ashes
Directed by: Taylor Rees, Renan Ozturk
Synopsis: Winfred Rembert, the only living survivor of a lynching, a Star Wars fanatic and leather artist, develops a friendship with Doctor Shirley Jackson Whitaker who is on a mission to memorialize the forgotten 4,000 African Americans lynched during the Jim Crow era. Together, their journeys of healing intertwine.
 
Love Nonnie
Directed by: Lisa Addario
Synopsis: This 106 year old woman became a viral sensation at 102. But we quickly see why she’s so much more than that.

Wednesday November 18, 2020 4:55pm - 6:15pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:05pm MST

The Immortal Jellyfish
The Immortal Jellyfish

Run Time: 130 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 2:25 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 5:05 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 11:45 AM
Sunday, November 22 at 4:55 PM

Directed by: Dusty Bias

Cast: Whitmer Thomas, Rosalyn Coleman, Robert Longstreet, William Zielinski, Cullen Moss, Esme Hill

Synopsis: THE IMMORTAL JELLYFISH is a dark comedy about an off-the-grid oddball who calls a nurse hotline for help with his nasty "fire piss" problem. When a dying man washes ashore near Denny's trailer, he and nurse Linda become madcap partners in crime-solving.

Wednesday November 18, 2020 5:05pm - 7:15pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm MST

The Last Days of Capitalism
The Last Days of Capitalism

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, November 16 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 5:10 PM

Directed by: Adam Mervis

Cast: Mike Faiola, Sarah Harper

Synopsis: A wealthy man is holed up in a penthouse high above the Las Vegas strip when…he meets a mysterious woman. The two embark on an emotional and intellectual roller coaster that asks us to consider much more than just sex high above the glitter of neon lights.

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Wednesday November 18, 2020 5:10pm - 6:35pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:20pm MST

Collective
Collective

Run Time: 110 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Tuesday, November 17 at 11:50 AM
Wednesday, November 18 at 5:20 PM

Directed by: Alexander Nanau

Synopsis: In 2015, a fire at Bucharest’s Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. Then a doctor blows the whistle to a team of investigative journalists. One revelation leads to another as the journalists start to uncover vast health care fraud. When a new health minister is appointed, he offers unprecedented access to his efforts to reform the corrupt system but also to the obstacles he faces. Following journalists, whistle-blowers, burn victims, and government officials, Collective is an uncompromising look at the impact of investigative journalism at its best.

Wednesday November 18, 2020 5:20pm - 7:10pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:30pm MST

The Golden Rule
The Golden Rule (subtitled)

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 11:30 AM
Monday, November 16 at 2:40 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 4:50 PM

Directed by: Alessandro Lunardelli

Cast: Simone Liberati, Edoardo Pesce, Rita Hayek, Barbora Bobulova, Hadas Yaron, Luis Gnecco

Synopsis: After a long imprisonment with his girl in Syria, a young soldier comes back home. Is he a real war hero like the tv says?

Wednesday November 18, 2020 7:30pm - 9:05pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

Huracan
Huracan (subtitled)

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 2:15 PM
Monday, November 16 at 4:55 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 7:35 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 2:45 PM

Directed by: Cassius Corrigan

Cast: Cassius Corrigan, Yara Martínez, Grégory Choplin, Jorge Masvidal, Camila Rodríguez, Steven Spence, Carlos Guerrero

Synopsis: Huracán is a psychological thriller about an aspiring MMA fighter who suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder.

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Wednesday November 18, 2020 7:35pm - 9:20pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:45pm MST

Max Reload and the Nether Blasters
Max Reload and The Nether Blasters

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 7:35 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 7:45 PM

Directed by: Scott Conditt, Jeremy Tremp

Cast: Tom Plumley, Greg Grunberg, Hassie Harrison, Joey Morgan, Martin Kove, Jesse Kove, Lin Shaye, Kevin Smith, Lukas Gage, Joseph Reitman

Synopsis: A small town video game store clerk must go from zero to hero after accidentally unleashing the forces of evil from a cursed Colecovision game


Wednesday November 18, 2020 7:45pm - 9:25pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:50pm MST

IHSFF TBA
Wednesday November 18, 2020 7:50pm - 9:50pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

8:00pm MST

Teenage Badass
Teenage Badass

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 8:05 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 4:55 PM


Directed by: Grant McCord

Cast: Mcabe Gregg, Evan Ultra, Madelyn Deutch, Dillon Lane, Elsie Hewitt, Karsen Liotta, Julie Ann Emery, Kevin Corrigan, James Paxton, Jim Adkins

Synopsis: Set in 2006, Teenage Badass follows a band when they score a shot to play on the local news. But as all of their dreams start to become a reality, the band's egocentric singer/songwriter threatens to make them lose everything.

Wednesday November 18, 2020 8:00pm - 9:40pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Thursday, November 19
 

11:30am MST

World Cinema Shorts
World Cinema Shorts
 
Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 8:00 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 11:30 AM

Hunger – India (Subtitled)
Directed by: Katyayan Shivpurii
Synopsis: Inspired by true events, Hunger is about a homeless man and his love for food.
He is a pauper in life but at heart, he is connoisseur of "gourmet" food. He does not eat to live. He lives to eat...and eat well!
Living by the railway tracks, the homeless man makes his meagre living by selling novelty items at the busy traffic signals on the streets of Mumbai.
The high point of his colourless existence is passing this busy restaurant that serves the food that he dreams of. The sizzling, steaming colourful platters of food make his mouth water while his eyes well up with desire.
And one day through happy chance, he gets an opportunity to fulfil his little life's big desire.
Our pauper sets out on an adventure of whimsy and indulgence while gradually the hunger within surrenders to the greed of human nature.
While light-heartedly exposing the consequences that follow the man's weakness in the face of greed, hunger is a universal story of everyman and his unfulfilled desire!

Food Chain – Brazil (Subtitled)
Directed by: Raphael Medeiros
Synopsis: Actor Guilherme Ferraz brings the half-man/half-fish protagonist to life. His relationship with Mateus Solano's Fisherman character is infused with oppression, which raises the question: how abusive is men's demeanor against nature? Fused with fragments of religion and the media through the roles of a Pastor (David Júnior) and a Reporter (Iane de Jesus), this "magic realism" universe presents an apocalyptical atmosphere with characters that serve as allegories between men and the environment, hero and antagonist. Amidst all that, "Food Chain" introduces a visual metaphor for nature's vengeance. Is mankind really destined to become nature's next meal?
 
Mamie – Switzerland (Subtitled)
Directed by: Benoît Monney
Synopsis: Worried about the health of his grandmother who doesn't recognize him anymore, Antoine pays her a visit to attempt to bring her memory back.
 
Muzzle – United Kingdom
Directed by: Adam Etheridge
Synopsis: 11 year old Kayla has learned to make herself invisible. This is particularly useful at home, where it’s better not to be seen by her volatile Father. When new neighbours move in next door, she discovers that her magic powers don’t seem to work on the scary dog that lives in their backyard. Despite her fear, and fueled by curiosity, Kayla dares to befriend the neglected dog, and names it William.
Late one night William is forced into an illegal dog fight. Kayla tries to intervene but is bitten by the rival dog. The teenage lads next door run away leaving Kayla to be discovered, injured and alone with William. Kayla is going to have to make herself seen and heard, if she is to prove the innocence of her new friend.
This is a simple, warm and surprisingly uplifting story about overcoming abuse by making a stand on behalf of others.
 
Itsy – United Kingdom
Directed by: Amy Mathieson, Premila Puri
Synopsis: ITSY is a fictional narration of two neighbours and an unsuspecting friend who forges their unique bond.
 
Portraitist – Luxembourg (Subtitled)
Directed by: Cyrus Neshvad
Synopsis: A grandfather at the edge of despair is called to care for his dying granddaughter. Through art, he kindles a relationship with her that brings beauty to the darkness in their lives.


Thursday November 19, 2020 11:30am - 12:55pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:35am MST

Documentary Shorts A
Documentary Shorts A
 
Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 4:45 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 11:35 AM

Invasion: The Unist’ot’en’s Fight for Sovereignty
Directed by: Michael Toledano, Sam Vinal
Synopsis: In this era of “reconciliation”, Indigenous land is still being taken at gunpoint. INVASION is verité cinematic experience about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint and the larger Wet'suwet'en Nation standing up to the Canadian government and corporations who continue colonial violence against Indigenous peoples.

No Limits: Wheelchair Basketball in South Sudan
Directed by: Leandro Badalotti
Synopsis: Malat Wei was a young child when his family was forced to flee South Sudan, shortly after he contracted polio and lost the use of his legs. Though he grew up in an Ethiopian refugee camp, he fell in love with sports, spending his long days at the camp playing soccer with his able-bodied friends. Malat would use only his hands to navigate the dusty pitch. At age 12, his family was resettled as refugees in Texas where a few years later he was introduced to wheelchair basketball by a member of his church. He was immediately hooked. Now 25, he plays university-level wheelchair basketball in Arizona, after a successful stint playing professionally in France from 2015-2016.
Jess Markt is from Denver, Colorado. At age 19, he was in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Previously a college track-and-field star, wheelchair basketball was a major factor in Jess’ recovery, both physically and mentally. He now serves as the International Committee of the Red Cross’ (ICRC) Diversity, Inclusion and Sports Advisor and coaches disabled athletes in war zones, including Afghanistan, South Sudan and the Gaza Strip.
Several years ago, Jess and Malat met at a tournament in New Mexico and their friendship was born. When Malat discovered that Jess was coaching in South Sudan, he pitched the idea of going with him to help coach athletes back in his home country. Last November, they did just that, fulfilling Malat’s dream of helping his fellow countrymen, by bringing the joy of wheelchair basketball to the newest country in the world.
 
Atsuko’s Story
Directed by: William Johnston-Carter
Synopsis: The surprisingly funny coming-of-age story of one Japanese-American undocumented immigrant.
When Atsuko Okatsuka was a child in Japan, she thought America was just a giant theme park. When she was 10, her family flew to the States for a "2 month vacation" and never left.
They were undocumented, but nobody ever told Atsuko that. Growing up as an undocumented Japanese-American was confusing. There were exciting discoveries--like ranch dressing and basketball--but also a constant feeling of not belonging.
Tragedy breeds comedy, and today Atsuko is a successful stand-up comedian, listed by Vulture magazine as a Comedian to Watch in 2018. Her story is a testament to the diversity of undocumented immigrants' experiences. We might not think of airplanes or ranch dressing when we think of undocumented immigration, but maybe we should.
 
Ashes to Ashes
Directed by: Taylor Rees, Renan Ozturk
Synopsis: Winfred Rembert, the only living survivor of a lynching, a Star Wars fanatic and leather artist, develops a friendship with Doctor Shirley Jackson Whitaker who is on a mission to memorialize the forgotten 4,000 African Americans lynched during the Jim Crow era. Together, their journeys of healing intertwine.
 
Love Nonnie
Directed by: Lisa Addario
Synopsis: This 106 year old woman became a viral sensation at 102. But we quickly see why she’s so much more than that.

Thursday November 19, 2020 11:35am - 1:00pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:45am MST

The MisEducation of Bindu
The MisEducation of Bindu

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 11:45 AM
Sunday, November 15 at 7:45 PM
Thursday, November 11:45 PM
Friday, November 20 at 5:05 PM

Directed by: Mohan Mohan

Cast: Megan Suri, David Arquette, Priyanka Bose, Philip Labes, Gordon Winarick

Synopsis: When a bullied Indian teen forges her mother’s signature to test out of school, she discovers she must pay a test fee by 7th period, leaving her no choice but to turn to the students she desperately wants to leave.

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Thursday November 19, 2020 11:45am - 1:20pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:50am MST

Radical Obsession
Radical Obsession

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Thursday, November 19 at 11:50 AM

Directed by: Barry Avrich

Synopsis: February 11, 1979. It would take just 13 months to irrevocably change the course of global history and introduce the world to a new era of modern terrorism. The Islamic Republic of Iran rose up from an unlikely revolution in a country that had never seen financial crisis, disgruntled military, or faced defeat in war.
Radical Obsession explores the transformation of Iran from a western-influenced monarchy to a modern orthodox theocracy. It investigates how Ayatollah Khomeini's vision for a society shaped by a ruling council of Imams radically upset the balance of power in the Middle East: a vision that reignited an age-old sectarian struggle for dominance of the Muslim world while spreading a deadly current of fear and an unyielding mission of state-sponsored terrorism.

Thursday November 19, 2020 11:50am - 1:25pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:00pm MST

The World Without You
The World Without You

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 8:00 pm
Thursday, November 19 at 12:00pm

Directed by: Damon Shalit
Cast: Radha Mitchell, Chris Mulkey, Perrey Reeves, James Tupper, PJ Byrne, Annika Marks, Lyndie Greenwood, Lynn Cohen, and Suzanne C. Johnson.


Synopsis: A Jewish family is brought together for the one-year anniversary of the death of their son Leo, a journalist killed while on assignment in Iraq. Old hurts and dark secrets emerge, threatening to tear the fragile threads that are holding the family together.


Thursday November 19, 2020 12:00pm - 1:35pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:10pm MST

Zoro's Solo
Zoro's Solo (subtitled)

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 2:10 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 11:30 AM
Thursday, November 19 at 2:10 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 11:30 AM

Directed by: Martin Busker

Cast: Mert Dincer, Andrea Sawatzki, Laurids Schürmann, Hadi Khanjanpour

Synopsis: A 13-year-old refugee from Afghanistan living in an emergency shelter in Germany joins a Christian boys' choir to save his father who was left stranded in Hungary, and clashes with the strict choir master.

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Thursday November 19, 2020 2:10pm - 3:40pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:15pm MST

Animated Shorts
Animated Shorts

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 2:40 PM
Monday, November 16 at 7:35 PM         
Wednesday, November 18 at 12:00 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 2:15 PM

Calls for Archie
Directed by: Zach Christy
Synopsis: A man gets mysterious calls for years and tries to understand why.

Curtains
Directed by: Kirsten Vangsness
Synopsis: Kirsten Vangsness (CBS, Criminal Minds actor and writer) makes her directorial debut in this animated short adapted from her own personal essay about a feral cat who stars on a network procedural drama, takes ballroom dance lessons, and has an encounter with a predatory tow truck driver. It explores the idea of vulnerability as a source of power and the emotional “curtains” we lay over our essential selves.
 
Miles
Directed by: Griffin Bajor, Carlo Javier
Synopsis: A driverless car, haunted by a prior fatal accident, suddenly takes its new owners on a terrifying journey.
 
EXT
Directed by: Adrian Bobb
Synopsis: In the snow-covered ruins of 24th century Toronto, AEGIS, a humanoid war machine, leads a team of five robot-bound digital-humans into the real world (aka the "E-X-T") to retake an enemy-occupied server installation vital to the survival of their digital homeworld.
During an attempt to ambush a large pack of enemy controlled war-drones, AEGIS recalls an interrogation with the enemy’s founder, an extremist named KYM MINAMOTO...AEGIS’s mother.
As AEGIS fights for her life in the real world, she recalls the emotional fight for her identity in the INT (the digital world), as she and her mother argue over the true nature of humanity and inclusion of digital-persons within it.
 
Rag Doll
Directed by: Leon Lee
Synopsis: Amidst a deadly persecution, a determined orphan tries to bring her mother back to life through the power of art.
 
Candy Shop
Directed by: Patrick Smith
Synopsis: There are 11,926 pharmaceutical drugs available worldwide, this film shows 2863 of them. Pills and capsules are choreographed into a cacophony of shape, color and size, resulting in a satirical commentary about our cultural, recreational, and economic dependency on pharmaceutical drugs.
 
The Phantom 52
Directed by: Geoff Marslett
Synopsis: Tom Skerritt stars in this animated short film about a lonely trucker waiting for a reply on the CB radio...a ghost that haunts the lonely highways...and a whale that sings in a voice no other whale can even hear.
 
If Anything Happens I Love You
Directed by: Michael Grovier, Will McCormack
Synopsis: Grieving parents struggle with the loss of their daughter after a school shooting. An elegy on grief.
Parents sit numb to each other but in an extraordinary moment, the shadow of their deceased daughter returns, and ushers the parents’ shadows through a waltz of their once happy life. The daughter is able to connect the parents with their grief, and ultimately, to each other.


Thursday November 19, 2020 2:15pm - 3:35pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:25pm MST

However Long
However Long

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 5:25 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 2:45 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 2:25 PM
Friday, November 20 at 5:25 PM

Directed by: Jenny Mackenzie

Cast: Lisa Gauchay, Saundra Buys, Patty Patton, Amanda Peterson, Barbra Chatfield, Lisa Church and Elaine Elliott

Synopsis: However Long addresses the question that all human beings need to ask themselves: how do you want to live the rest of your life? The film follows four women living with incurable cancer and the support group that connects them all. Themes like resiliency, hope, and ferocious honesty emerge as they gain clarity and process their diagnosis.

Watch the trailer

Thursday November 19, 2020 2:25pm - 3:45pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

The Donut King
The Donut King

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Sunday, November 15 at 5:25 pm
Thursday, November 19 at 2:30pm

Directed by: Alice Gu



Synopsis: Ted’s story is one of fate, love, survival, hard knocks, and redemption. It’s the rags to riches story of a refugee escaping Cambodia, arriving in America in 1975 and building an unlikely multi-million-dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut.
Ted sponsored hundreds of visas for incoming refugees and helped them get on their feet teaching them the ways of the donut business. By 1979 he was living the American Dream. But, in life, great rise can come with great falls.


Thursday November 19, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:40pm MST

Class Action Park
Class Action Park

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 4:55 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 7:35 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 2:40 PM
Friday, November 20 at 7:30 PM

Directed by: Chris Charles Scott, Seth Porges

Cast: Mary Pilon, Jason Scott, Seth Porges

Synopsis: During its 1980s heyday, New Jersey’s Action Park was known as the world’s most dangerous amusement park – a place with bizarre rides and a chaotic atmosphere that placed it somewhere between Lord of the Flies and a Saw movie. For the first time, Class Action Park uncovers the true story of a time and place that will never exist again.

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Thursday November 19, 2020 2:40pm - 4:15pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:50pm MST

The Golden Rule
The Golden Rule (subtitled)

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 11:30 AM
Monday, November 16 at 2:40 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 4:50 PM

Directed by: Alessandro Lunardelli

Cast: Simone Liberati, Edoardo Pesce, Rita Hayek, Barbora Bobulova, Hadas Yaron, Luis Gnecco

Synopsis: After a long imprisonment with his girl in Syria, a young soldier comes back home. Is he a real war hero like the tv says?

Thursday November 19, 2020 4:50pm - 6:25pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:55pm MST

Native American Directed Shorts
Native American Shorts
 
Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 12:05 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 12:00 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 4:55 PM

BLACKWATER
Directed by: Boise Esquerra
Synopsis: Blackwater follows the story of Birdie Blackwater. A washed up Native American country singer from the reservation who found stardom and fame at an early age. Now on her last leg career wise, and having burnt every bridge across America, Birdie finds herself alone and broke returning to her home land trying to cope with her life as it spirals out of control after ten years of reckless, unchecked, alcoholism.

DOUK
Directed by: Michelle Hernandez
Synopsis: A Native American family confronts the harsh reality of being split apart from their daughters.

INTERLOPER
Directed by: Lawrence Hennigan
Synopsis: David Murdoch is a bounty hunter from a dystopian world. He’s tasked to travel back in time to present-day Los Angeles in pursuit of a fugitive—one Iris Gilbert. But the mission causes him to question his orders and his future.

YOUR NAME ISN’T ENGLISH
Directed by: Tazbah Rose Chavez
Synopsis: As drivers struggle to pronounce her name, a Native American passenger offers history lessons from the backseat. Its a lesson in American history they won't forget.

VOICES UNHEARD
Directed by: Mark Lewis
Synopsis: Marty Coulee, a Native American photographer and entrepreneur, lives the good life in New York City. When her Native American business partner, Jess, receives an unexpected opportunity in the American Southwest, the two embark on an adventure to Arizona. However, the fun is short-lived when Jess vanishes without a trace. Suddenly, Marty must deal with her past, a system of racism, and false allegations—all while trying to find her friend. These events fundamentally change Marty. She vows to be a voice for the voices unheard.

NICE SHIRT
Directed by: Juan C. Ysaguirre
Synopsis: A compliment gone wrong that asks the right questions.

TOTEMS
Directed by: Justin Deegan
Synopsis: A post-apocalyptic film about two Indigenous men existing in the aftermath of colonial America. When their spouses kick them out, making them homeless in 2019 Seattle. Just like in the old days.

Thursday November 19, 2020 4:55pm - 6:35pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:05pm MST

Seneca
Seneca 

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 5:05 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 5:05 PM
Friday, November 20 at 11:45 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 7:45 PM

Directed by: Jason Chaet

Cast: Armando Riesco, Susan Misner, Shirley Rumierk, Cote De Pablo, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Stephen Adly Guirgis, Tony Plana

Synopsis: Seneca is a funny, heartfelt, and ultimately moving story about a struggling Puerto Rican actor living in New York City grappling with a crumbling marriage, his own mediocre parenting skills and shifting priorities in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria's destruction of his homeland.

Watch the Trailer

Thursday November 19, 2020 5:05pm - 6:40pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm MST

Documentary Shorts B
Documentary Shorts B
 
Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, November 14 at 12:00PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 2:15 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 5:10 PM

Silences
Directed by: Nolan Knight
Synopsis: Adia Victoria seeks to reclaim the Blues as protest music for those who are silenced. Along the way, this restless artist builds a tight-knit community of like-minded musicians, artists, poets, entrepreneurs, and family.

The Hardest Day
Directed by: Ross Taylor
Synopsis: The Hardest Day provides an unprecedented look into the power and beauty of the human-animal bond and the last minutes shared between.

Thursday November 19, 2020 5:10pm - 6:40pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:20pm MST

Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President
Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Monday, November 16 at 2:15 pm
Thursday, November 19 at 5:20pm

Directed by: Mary Wharton


Featuring: Bob Dylan, Bono, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Gregg Allman, Garth Brooks, and others, as well as with former President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter

Synopsis: If it hadn’t been for a bottle of scotch and a late-night visit from musician Gregg Allman, Jimmy Carter might never have been elected the 39th President of the United States. “Jimmy Carter, Rock & Roll President” charts the mostly forgotten story of how Carter, a lover of all types of music, forged a tight bond with musicians Willie Nelson, the Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan and others. Low on campaign funds and lacking in name recognition, Carter relied on support from these artists to give him a crucial boost in the Democratic primaries. Once Carter was elected, the musicians became frequent guests in the White House. The surprisingly significant role that music played throughout Carter’s life and in his work becomes a thread in this engaging portrait of one of the most enigmatic Presidents in American history.


Thursday November 19, 2020 5:20pm - 7:00pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:30pm MST

Grand Cancan
Grand Cancan (subtitled)

Run Time: 135 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 1:50 PM
Monday, November 16 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 1:45 PM

Directed by: Mikhail Kosyrev-Nesterov

Cast: Elena Zaytseva, Pavel Ivanov, Yana Ivanova, Anton Yakovlev, Alexandra Kimayeva, Dmitriy Kalyazin, Vasilisa Nikolaeva, Vlad Kiryukhin, Dolgor Austermonas, Edgar Golosnoy

Synopsis: The film is divided into two distinct stories with the same setting: the back-stage of the Moscow Operetta theater with the Can-Can metaphor which is a high-energy and physically demanding dance. Human relationships, betrayals, and the relationship between parents and children are the same common denominator found in the two parts of the film.

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Thursday November 19, 2020 7:30pm - 9:45pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

College Shorts
College Shorts

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, November 14 at 2:40 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 11:35 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 7:35 PM

You and Me, Me and You
Directed by: Joshua Knoller, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Synopsis: After being offered the job of her dreams, Harper, an aspiring journalist, must go to Skylar, a gifted, but troubled, 13-year-old girl whom Harper has looked after for years, and tell her that she must leave. But, when Harper discovers Skylar's life is not what it seems, she is forced to look within herself and reconcile with her past experiences in order to save the relationship with Skylar, and do the right thing.

No Big Deal
Directed by: Thomas Mentel, Columbia University
Synopsis: Natalie and Tyler head to a liquor store that’s known to sell to minors, but when they arrive they discover it may take more than money to seal the deal.

Rite of Passage
Directed by: Susannah Joffe, University of Texas
Synopsis: A young woman explores her sexuality while trapped in the toxic confines of a mother-daughter relationship.
 
Model Citizen
Directed by: Kristopher Chinander, Samuel Edwards, Montana State University
Synopsis: A beautiful place exists in the creative minds of the Livingston Model Railroad Club. This short documentary lulls the viewer into the serene world of model railroads with immersive cinematography, a fantasy-like soundscape, and its charming club members.
 
Binimoy (Subtitled)
Directed by: Tanvi Chowdhary, Srishti School of Art and Design
Synopsis: Gauri and Amal are about to celebrate their first wedding anniversary in their little home in North Calcutta. While Gauri wishes to find him a special gift, it isn’t quite as simple as she thought it would be.
 
Friends Like That
Directed by: Francesca de Fusco, NYU
Synopsis: After getting dumped, Maia seeks solace by crashing with her best ex Alex.
 
Oh Yeah
Directed by: Lilena Marinou, NYU
Synopsis: Discovering that the body is very much like a playground, a place where sex can be playful, Oh Yeah is an open letter from a young woman who explores the joy of giving pleasure to herself and eventually invites others to join her in doing so too.

Thursday November 19, 2020 7:35pm - 9:05pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:45pm MST

To the Stars
To the Stars

Run Time: 115 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Thursday, November 19 at 7:45 PM

Directed by: Martha Stephens

Cast: Kara Hayward, Liana Liberato, Malin Akerman, Tony Hale, Shea Whigham, Jordana Spiro, Lucas Jade Zumann, Adelaide Clemens

Synopsis: In a god-fearing small town in 1960s Oklahoma, bespectacled and reclusive teen Iris endures the booze-induced antics of her mother and daily doses of bullying from her classmates. She finds solace in Maggie, the charismatic and enigmatic new girl at school, who hones in on Iris’s untapped potential and coaxes her out of her shell. When Maggie’s mysterious past can no longer be suppressed, the tiny community is thrown into a state of panic, leaving Maggie to take potentially drastic measures and inciting Iris to stand up for her friend and herself.

Thursday November 19, 2020 7:45pm - 9:40pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:50pm MST

IHSFF TBA

Thursday November 19, 2020 7:50pm - 9:50pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

8:00pm MST

Zappa
Zappa

Run Time: 130 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 19 at 8:00 PM

Directed by: Alex Winter

Synopsis: With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage, ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Alex Winter’s assembly features appearances by Frank’s widow Gail Zappa and several of Frank’s musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Ray White and others.


Thursday November 19, 2020 8:00pm - 10:10pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Friday, November 20
 

11:30am MST

Ask No Questions
Ask No Questions

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 11:30 AM
Monday, November 16 at 11:35 AM
Wednesday, November 18 2:10 AM
Friday, November 20 at 11:30 AM


Directed by: Jason Loftus

Cast: Chen Ruichang, Lisa Weaver, Tony Bai, Shi Jian, Karen Parker, Zihui Liang, Sarah Cook, Dr. Alan Rogers, Levi Browde, Danny Schechter, David Satter, Richard Chen, Celia Ou, Peter Li, Peng Lin, Tom Comet, Jason Loftus.

Synopsis: When Chinese state television blames his faith for a fiery public suicide, Chen Ruichang is detained in a Clockwork Orange-style brainwashing facility, forced to accept the government’s account. But Chen says it was a government plot. A CNN reporter who smuggled out footage of the event helps untangle an intricate conspiracy, as authorities pressure the filmmaker’s family and business associates.

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Friday November 20, 2020 11:30am - 1:05pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:35am MST

Billie
Billie

Screening Time(s):
Tuesday, November 17 at 8:00 PM
Friday, November 20 at 11:35 AM

Director: James Erskine

Synopsis: BILLIE HOLIDAY, one of the greatest voices of all time, a woman of breath-taking talent and global popularity, was throughout her short life a figure of controversy - a black woman in a white man’s world, a victim and a rebel whose infamous Strange Fruit, the first protest song, earned her powerful enemies. She was also an enigma, her telling of her own life story a mix of half truths and free-form improvisations. Then in the late 1960’s journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl set out to write the definitive biography of Billie. Over the next decade, she tracked down and tape-recorded interviews with the extraordinary characters that populated the iconic singer’s short, tumultuous life.

Raw, emotional and brutally honest, these incredible testimonies ranged from musical greats like Charles Mingus, Tony Bennett, Sylvia Syms and Count Basie to her cousin, school friends, lovers, lawyers, pimps and even the FBI agents who arrested her. But Linda’s book was never finished and the tapes unplayed – until now.

With unprecedented and exclusive access to Linda's astonishing 200 hours of never-before-heard
interviews, BILLIE showcases an American legend, capturing her depths and complexity through the voices of those who knew her best. Painstakingly restored with footage and stills colorized by one of the leading color artists, it is an arresting and powerful tale of one of the greatest singers who ever lived, and of Linda Lipnack Kuehl, the woman who would sacrifice her life in trying to tell it.

Friday November 20, 2020 11:35am - 1:15pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:45am MST

Seneca
Seneca 

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 5:05 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 5:05 PM
Friday, November 20 11:45 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 7:45 PM

Directed by: Jason Chaet

Cast: Armando Riesco, Susan Misner, Shirley Rumierk, Cote De Pablo, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Stephen Adly Guirgis, Tony Plana

Synopsis: Seneca is a funny, heartfelt, and ultimately moving story about a struggling Puerto Rican actor living in New York City grappling with a crumbling marriage, his own mediocre parenting skills and shifting priorities in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria's destruction of his homeland.

Watch the Trailer

Friday November 20, 2020 11:45am - 1:20pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:50am MST

To Your Last Death
To Your Last Death

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 5:10 PM
Friday, November 20 at 11:50 AM
Saturday, November 21 at 5:10 PM


Directed by: Jason Axinn

Cast: Morena Baccarin, Ray Wise, Dani Lennon, Bill Moseley, William Shatner

Synopsis: After a troubled young woman barely survives a night of terror arranged by her vengeful, billionaire father which killed her three siblings, she is sent back in time to do it all over again by a race of intergalactic gamblers who wager on human conflicts – but this time with foreknowledge to give her a fighting chance.

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Friday November 20, 2020 11:50am - 1:25pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:00pm MST

The Honeymoon Phase
The Honeymoon Phase

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 2:30 PM
Friday, November 20 at 12:00 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 5:20 PM

Directed by: Phillip Carroll

Cast: Jim Schubin, Chloe Carroll, François Chau, Tara Westwood

Synopsis: Down on their luck and searching for work, Tom and Eve enter THE MILLENNIUM PROJECT, an experiment with the promise of $50,000 for living in research housing while their relationship is analyzed. Over the course of their stay, Eve slowly starts to go mad as she begins to question if her lover really is the man she thinks he is.

Friday November 20, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:05pm MST

Live Action Shorts B
Live Action Shorts B
 
Run Time: 90 mins

Screening Times:
Saturday, November 14 at 7:30 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 2:30 PM
Friday, November 20 at 12:05 PM

FOR PETE’S SAKE
Directed by: Katterina Powers
Synopsis: A determined mother takes extreme measures to ensure her son’s success.

REPO
Directed by: Aaron Rovner
Synopsis: Michael repossesses cars on the streets of Los Angeles. He’s young and he thinks he has nothing to lose, but will this latest repo be just another paycheck, or will the high-risk nature of his job and his lifestyle finally catch up with him?

FEELING FLUSH
Directed by: Erin Brown Thomas
Synopsis: Vicki idolizes her new girlfriend Samantha, but draws the line when it comes to her time on the porcelain throne. Their small bathroom gets awkward when Samantha challenges Vicki’s definition of intimacy.

JANE
Directed by: Kathryn Prescott
Synopsis: A young woman suffering from a heroin addiction and living in one of the downtown Los Angeles’ many residential Single Room Occupancy hotels, receives an invite to her estranged 4-year-old daughter’s birthday party later that day.

FEELING THROUGH
Directed by: Doug Roland
Synopsis: “Feeling Through” is a coming of age story that follows 18-year-old Tereek, a kind but guarded teen wandering the streets of New York, desperate for a place to crash, and his encounter with Artie, a Deafblind man in need of help getting home. What begins as an awkward meeting between two strangers becomes an intimate bond between friends, and a night long journey that forever changes Tereek. It’s ultimately someone who can neither see nor hear Tereek who is able to tune into what he is truly struggling with, inspiring Tereek to realize his own sense of purpose.
 
TRAIN STOP
Directed by: Auden Bui
Synopsis: Two busy professionals confront their undeniable attraction -- and their demons -- during a chance encounter at a train station.

ON THE RIDE
Directed by: Jen McGowan
Synopsis: During a bike ride, a man grapples with a trauma, leading him to a stranger intimately connected to the past he can't shake.

EVERY GRAIN OF SAND
Directed by: Amanda Spencer
Synopsis: Bound by blood and tethered by illness, two sister grapple with what is really important to them.


Friday November 20, 2020 12:05pm - 1:40pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:10pm MST

My Dearest Enemy
My Dearest Enemy (subtitled)

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 4:50 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 4:50 PM
Friday, November 20 at 2:10 PM
Saturday, November 21 4:50 PM

Directed by: Tzipi Trope

Cast: Adi Gilat, Hanan Hillo, Abeen Safadi

Synopsis: My Dearest Enemy is a powerful drama set in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu-Tor; a community that is half-Jewish and half-Arab. It follows the twenty five years relationship of Maya, a Jewish girl and Alice, an Arab girl. Drawn to each other by their shared love for poetry, they develop a deep bond that grows into an impossible friendship.


Friday November 20, 2020 2:10pm - 3:55pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:15pm MST

Arizona Shorts B
Arizona Shorts B

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 11:35 PM
Friday, November 20 at 2:15 PM

STRANGER
Directed by: Chloe Caufield
Synopsis: A short micro documentary about Christian Caufield and his journey with autism.

BUBBLE
Directed by: Briana Valenzuela
Synopsis: An animated short film about a mermaid who finds the courage to break out of her bubble.
 
SCHWEREHOSEN
Directed by: Josh Kasselman
Synopsis: When Megan receives a surprise social invitation from a higher-up at her company, she’s worried her nerves – and her apathetic husband – will sink her.
 
REVITALIZATION OF CENTRAL CITY SOUTH
Directed by: Lorenzo Cuevas
Synopsis: This film takes an in depth look at the efforts of a local non-profit that is helping members of a historic Phoenix community to revitalize and rejuvenate their homes. We meet the residents of the community and people leading the effort within the organization, Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona.
 
JOE GOES TO THE STORE
Directed by: Keegan Luther
Synopsis: When your relationship ends, is it better to carry your memories with you or try to leave them behind? An everyday shopping trip becomes an emotional whirlwind and a journey towards hope.
 
BE THERE
Directed by: Stephen P. Davis
Synopsis: Allen's fiance Emily suddenly passes away in an accident that he blames himself over. He is stricken with grief and depression, and doesn't know how to come to terms with this new reality. Allen's Half-Brother Nick pays him a visit after not speaking for 3 years and wants to put their personal issues aside so he can be there for him.
 
SYSTEM RESTORE
Directed by: Matthew Zavala
Synopsis: After the death of his wife, Adam uses his computer programming skills to develop Artificial Intelligence as an attempted distraction from reality. Meanwhile, his sister-in-law, Hannah, fears that his new obsession is keeping him from moving on. As "Mia", Adam's new creation, develops, it begins to question it's own existence.
 
MY SEKRET WAR
Directed by: Kevin R. Phipps
Synopsis: A young woman confronts the dark decision she was forced to make as a child of war.


Friday November 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:40pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:25pm MST

Planet George
Planet George

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 8:05 PM
Friday, November 20 at 2:25 PM

Directed by: Cari Frederick

Cast: Eric-Lee Olsen, Shana Eva, Robert Sherry, and Thomas Pantera

Synopsis: Laugh along with George, a trustworthy doorman fed up with a rash of low-level crimes in the luxury condo complex where he works and lives. With pleas for help going unanswered, by management, George enlists the help of his goofy childhood friend and the pretty girl next door. The mission: solve the mystery of break-ins and reinvent his lackluster life.

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Friday November 20, 2020 2:25pm - 3:50pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

Sci-Fi Shorts A
Sci-Fi Shorts A
 
Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, November 14 at 11:50 AM
Friday, November 20 at 2:30 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 2:30 PM

KRIM
Directed by: Manuel Hüttner
Synopsis: In a dystopian vision of the future, a mysterious secret agent is lost on a mission. When her commanding division picks her up again, they perform a series of tests in a harsh government facility. They find something’s missing from her memories, a new objective that she is determined to keep to herself. A manipulative game of questions and answers evolves. KRIM is a transhumanist sci-fi thriller that asks how far we are willing to go. It questions the human tendency to authoritarian structures, explores technological advances impacting the nature of conflicts and what freedom means to the individual identity.

Brolga
Directed by: Adrian Powers
Synopsis: In a ravaged future-Australia, a solitary hermit guarding a priceless treasure is forced to offer sanctuary to a young girl who is fleeing murderous scavengers. With danger around every corner, can they learn to survive together?
 
Geneticide
Directed by: Sammy Ofori-Attah
Synopsis: A couple, desperate to conceive a child, battle the state controls and "Screen Law" which prevents couples from having children that are not "perfect.”
 
The Last Well
Directed by: Filip Filković
Synopsis: The Year is 2037, Europe is in shambles. Owner of the last well with natural clean water lives in Croatia. After one of his sales of clean drinking water ends in bloodbath, he becomes a substitute father and a husband. But when the well dries out, he makes one last "trade"...
 
One of Many
Directed by: Mikel Scott Dever-O’Neil
Synopsis: In an overpopulated world, a man must make a decision to help a woman who has had a child illegally, or give up his marriage.
 
Secret Space
Directed by: Cameron Mitchell Elmore
Synopsis: A twenty-something man who doesn’t feel that he fits into this world meets a mysterious young woman at a party, only for her to lead him on an unimaginable journey through strange new realities. Along the way, he learns who he really is and finds his way home.

Friday November 20, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:40pm MST

Horror Shorts A
Horror Shorts A

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 1:10 PM
Friday, November 20 at 2:40 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 2:40 PM

MAKE ME A SANDWICH
Directed by: Denman Hatch
Synopsis: Marcy and her husband live together in a constant state of disarray. Her husband continually demands Marcy make him sandwiches, ad nauseam - but how long can she withstand his abuse before she finally cracks?

HISTORY OF MONSTERS
Directed by: Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz
Synopsis: Evelyn lives isolated in a cabin in the woods haunted every night by monsters of unknown origin. One day she finds a dying man in the forest and decides to help him. Unable to trust him to stay or exile him into a certain death, she ties the stranger up inside the house and becomes entranced by him, struggling between her safety and her sexual desires.
 
THE LISTENING
Directed by: Doug O. Perkins
Synopsis: A group of friends are on their way to the proverbial cabin in the woods when they come across a strange man with important information.
 
CHICKENS
Directed by: Bryian Keith Montgomery Jr
Synopsis: Two racist cops try to cover up killing an unarmed black teen. Things don’t go as planned…
 
NIGHT CRAWL
Directed by: Gregory Shultz
Synopsis: Two inmates tunnel through the walls of a hellish prison, only to find something more terrifying than death row
 
ASKING FOR A FRIEND
Directed by: Kelsey Bollig
Synopsis: Blake and Q are childhood best friends, roommates, and well - soulmates. After a long day trying to maintain her #girlboss status at work, Blake's one-track mind is solely set on the nachos Q has promised to make for dinner. In addition to the nachos, however, Q has also unexpectedly managed to kill someone in their apartment. Through a series of heavily graphic and hilarious situations, the girls tap into their inner serial killers and decide to handle the body themselves. Their naivete and inexperience leads to a weekend full of accidental drugs, Saran Wrap, and body that, for whatever reason, will not stop bleeding. So hypothetically speaking - how do you get rid of a body? Asking for a friend.
 
SEPARATION
Directed by: Rebekah W. McKendry
Synopsis: On the final night of a heated divorce, a husband and wife acquite a strange new disease.

Friday November 20, 2020 2:40pm - 4:00pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:45pm MST

Finding Home in Boomtown
Finding Home in Boomtown

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 2:25 PM
Monday, November 16 at 11:45 AM
Friday, November 20 at 2:45 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 2:25 PM

Directed by: Matt Maxwell

Cast: Briana Echols, John-Mark Echols, Victoria Printz, Holly Casselman, Lois Walker

Synopsis: Finding Home in Boomtown is a vérité documentary about the Echols family's dream to build a tiny house community for the homeless of Midland, TX - the nation’s 2nd wealthiest city. Filmed over 2 years, our story starts as the Echols sell their new home & their possessions, move into an RV & commit their lives to helping the homeless.

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Friday November 20, 2020 2:45pm - 4:05pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:50pm MST

Old-Timers
Old-Timers (subtitled)

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 11:30 AM
Monday, November 16 at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 4:50 PM
Friday, November 20 at 4:50 PM

Directed by: Martin Dušek, Ondřej Provazník

Cast: Jiří Schmitzer, Ladislav Mrkvička, Dušan Kaprálik, Milena Steinmasslová, Michal Suchánek

Synopsis: “You can’t just piss all over the truth,” says 90-year-old, wheelchair-bound Colonel Vlastimil Reiner, who in that moment is being helped to wash by his friend Tonda. The final major operation of their colourful lives awaits the two old-timers...

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Friday November 20, 2020 4:50pm - 6:20pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:55pm MST

The Donut Dollies
The Donut Dollies

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 11:45 AM
Friday, November 20 at 4:55 PM

Directed by: Norm Anderson

Cast: Dorset Hoogland Anderson, Mary Blanchard Bowe

Synopsis: Two women bravely return to Vietnam after 46 years to remember their intense and transformative experiences as Red Cross Donut Dollie volunteers, boosting the morale of battle-worn soldiers on the frontlines of the Vietnam War while negotiating their own unforgettable emotional journey.

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Friday November 20, 2020 4:55pm - 6:20pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:05pm MST

The MisEducation of Bindu
The MisEducation of Bindu

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 11:45 AM
Sunday, November 15 at 7:45 PM
Thursday, November 11:45 PM
Friday, November 20 at 5:05 PM

Directed by: Mohan Mohan

Cast: Megan Suri, David Arquette, Priyanka Bose, Philip Labes, Gordon Winarick

Synopsis: When a bullied Indian teen forges her mother’s signature to test out of school, she discovers she must pay a test fee by 7th period, leaving her no choice but to turn to the students she desperately wants to leave.

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Friday November 20, 2020 5:05pm - 6:40pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm MST

Making Monsters
Making Monsters

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 2:30 PM
Friday, November 20 at 5:10 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 11:50 AM

Directed by: Justin Harding

Cast: Tim Loden, Alana Elmer, Jonathan Craig, Jarrett Siddall

Synopsis: When a celebrity couple famed for their YouTube scare-prank channel are invited to a friend’s converted church in the countryside for a weekend getaway, a series of startling events unfold that spiral them into an inexplicable nightmare.

WATCH THE TRAILER


Friday November 20, 2020 5:10pm - 6:35pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:20pm MST

Max Winslow and the House of Secrets
Max Winslow and the House of Secrets

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 5:10 PM
Friday, November 20 at 5:20 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 12:00 PM

Directed by: Sean Olson

Cast: Chad Michael Murray, Sydne Mikelle, Tanner Buchanan, Emery Kelly, Jason Genao, Jade Chynoweth, Marina Sirtis

Synopsis: Five teens are chosen by an eccentric billionaire to compete in a game to win his mansion. The night takes a dark turn when they become trapped and are forced to face off against an evil AI entity who controls everything in the house including their fate.

WATCH THE TRAILER

Friday November 20, 2020 5:20pm - 7:00pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:25pm MST

However Long
However Long

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 5:25 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 2:45 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 2:25 PM
Friday, November 20 at 5:25 PM

Directed by: Jenny Mackenzie

Cast: Lisa Gauchay, Saundra Buys, Patty Patton, Amanda Peterson, Barbra Chatfield, Lisa Church and Elaine Elliott

Synopsis: However Long addresses the question that all human beings need to ask themselves: how do you want to live the rest of your life? The film follows four women living with incurable cancer and the support group that connects them all. Themes like resiliency, hope, and ferocious honesty emerge as they gain clarity and process their diagnosis.

Watch the trailer

Friday November 20, 2020 5:25pm - 6:45pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:30pm MST

Class Action Park
Class Action Park

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 4:55PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 7:35 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 2:40 PM
Friday, November 20 at 7:30 PM

Directed by: Chris Charles Scott, Seth Porges

Cast: Mary Pilon, Jason Scott, Seth Porges

Synopsis: During its 1980s heyday, New Jersey’s Action Park was known as the world’s most dangerous amusement park – a place with bizarre rides and a chaotic atmosphere that placed it somewhere between Lord of the Flies and a Saw movie. For the first time, Class Action Park uncovers the true story of a time and place that will never exist again.

Watch the Trailer


Friday November 20, 2020 7:30pm - 9:05pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

TBA

Friday November 20, 2020 7:35pm - 9:35pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:45pm MST

Show Me What You Got
Show Me What You Got

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 2:45 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 11:45 AM
Friday, November 20 at 7:45 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 12:05 PM

Directed by: Svetlana Cvetko

Cast: Cristina Rambaldi, Neyssan Falahi, Mattia Minasi, Anne Brochet, Pietro Genuardi, Giusy Frallonardo, Karen Obilom

Synopsis: In this story of unconventional love that sparks with French New Wave energy, three twentysomethings, Christine, Nassim & Marcello, form a wholehearted ménage à trois. They find joy together - exploring their sexuality, joining protests, making art, and falling deeper into their offbeat amour - until Marcello must return to Italy, and their experience there threatens their relationship’s delicate balance.

Watch the trailer


Friday November 20, 2020 7:45pm - 9:25pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:50pm MST

IHSFF TBA

Friday November 20, 2020 7:50pm - 9:50pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

8:00pm MST

IHSFF TBA

Friday November 20, 2020 8:00pm - 10:00pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

8:05pm MST

TBA

Friday November 20, 2020 8:05pm - 9:35pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Saturday, November 21
 

11:30am MST

Zoro's Solo
Zoro's Solo (subtitled)

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 2:10 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 11:30 AM
Thursday, November 19 at 2:10 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 11:30 AM

Directed by: Martin Busker

Cast: Mert Dincer, Andrea Sawatzki, Laurids Schürmann, Hadi Khanjanpour

Synopsis: A 13-year-old refugee from Afghanistan living in an emergency shelter in Germany joins a Christian boys' choir to save his father who was left stranded in Hungary, and clashes with the strict choir master.

Watch the Trailer


Saturday November 21, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:35am MST

Ocean of Obstacles
Ocean of Obstacles

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 4:45 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 4:45 PM
Saturday, November at 11:35 PM

Directed by: Louie Duran

Cast: Jorge Castro, Roman Robago, Steven Clemens, Ethan Roberts, Cesar Yanez, Adonis Watt, Isabelle Chapman, Kaylee Nielsen, Maggie Lindsay, Elle Dingwell, Evelin Rios-Perez, Morgan Marquis

Synopsis: Ocean of Obstacles is a documentary that reveals the story of a dozen blind and visually impaired teens as they attempt a life changing voyage. This first-time crew dubbed “The Blind Buccaneers” will learn to navigate and sail on open water before embarking on a seven day journey from the Spanish Virgin Islands to the shore of Puerto Rico.

Watch the Trailer


Saturday November 21, 2020 11:35am - 1:05pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:45am MST

The Immortal Jellyfish
The Immortal Jellyfish

Run Time: 130 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 2:25 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 5:05 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 11:45 AM
Sunday, November 22 at 4:55 PM

Directed by: Dusty Bias

Cast: Whitmer Thomas, Rosalyn Coleman, Robert Longstreet, William Zielinski, Cullen Moss, Esme Hill

Synopsis: THE IMMORTAL JELLYFISH is a dark comedy about an off-the-grid oddball who calls a nurse hotline for help with his nasty "fire piss" problem. When a dying man washes ashore near Denny's trailer, he and nurse Linda become madcap partners in crime-solving.

Saturday November 21, 2020 11:45am - 1:55pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:50am MST

Bad Witch
Bad Witch

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Friday, November 13 at 5:10 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 11:50 AM
Sunday, November 22 at 2:15 PM

Directed by: Joshua Land, Victor Fink

Cast: Chris Kozlowski, Jackson Trent, Clare Lefebure, Jimmy Hennigan, Jonathan Helwig, Abe Kim, Dom DiMercurio

Synopsis: Xander is a witch whose abuse of black magic has led him to disaster after disaster. After trying to go clean of witchcraft, Xander befriends a young loner, helping Roland with bullies, girlfriends, and other teenage atrocities.

Watch Trailer: ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=329IRmoqa20​​​

Saturday November 21, 2020 11:50am - 1:15pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:00pm MST

A Feral World
A Feral World

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Friday, November 13 at 2:30 pm
Saturday, November 21, at 12:00 pm
Sunday, November 22 at 5:10 pm

Directed by: David Liban

Cast: Caleb Liban, Danielle Prall, Timothy McCracken, Vivienne Bersin, Kaden Hinkle

Synopsis: An orphaned boy in a post-apocalyptic world meets a woman who is trying to find her lost daughter. A mother/son bond is formed as they stumble upon clues of the daughter's whereabouts. Filmed over four years, the audience will see the characters age over the course of the film.

Watch the Trailer


Saturday November 21, 2020 12:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:05pm MST

Live Action Shorts A
Live Action Shorts A

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, November 14 at 4:50 PM
Monday, November 16 at 11:50 AM
Wednesday, November 18 at 11:50 AM
Saturday, November 21 at 12:05 PM

NEW YORK RHAPSODY
Directed by: Irwin Suba
Synopsis: On the notes of Gershwin’s immortal “Rhapsody in Blue,” New York City wakes up and begins the daily cycle of life, dreams, and their inevitable intersections. We follow three creatives as they hustle and fight against and within the rhythm of the city to chase their artistic visions.

PHX
Directed by: Jon Felson
Synopsis: Short psychological drama about dealing with the fear of flying.

THE BAKER
Directed by: Austin Everett
Synopsis: A killer baker (an assassin who literally kills with cupcakes) gets into a sticky situation when the man she falls for ends up her next mark.

EXTRA INNINGS
Directed by: John Gray
Synopsis: A reporter interviews the manager of the Boston Red Sox in an attempt to uncover secrets from his past.

1, 2, 3 ALL EYES ON ME
Directed by: Emil Gallardo
Synopsis: When a crisis suddenly engulfs an elementary school campus, a determined art teacher tries everything she can to save her class.

(YOU’LL MAKE IT IN) FLORIDA
Directed by: Phil Chernyak
Synopsis: When a magazine ad comes to life, a depressed English teacher (and her dog) embark on a wild ride through the wonders of the Sunshine State.


Saturday November 21, 2020 12:05pm - 1:25pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:10pm MST

Body & Bones
Body & Bones

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 4:50 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 2:10 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 2:10 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 2:10 PM

Directed by: Melanie Oates

Cast: Kelly Van Der Burg, Joel Thomas Hynes

Synopsis: Withdrawn from her life, the one thing that comforts Tess is listening to the music of Danny Sharpe. When she wakes one day to find him in her kitchen, it ignites a spark of life in her that grows out of control.

WATCH THE TRAILER

Saturday November 21, 2020 2:10pm - 3:50pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:15pm MST

Arizona Shorts A
Arizona Shorts A

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 5:20 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 2:15 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 2:15 PM

INFERTILE HEARTS
Directed by: Kevin R. Phipps
Synopsis: An intimate look into one couple’s battle with infertility, told through movement and music.

JUNE HEIST
Directed by: Angela Marie Houston
Synopsis: The story of a single mother as she fights for her daughter’s happiness while battling the effects of poverty.

SECURITY BLANKET
Directed by: Chris Blackford
Synopsis: A little girl’s only defense against the monster is her special blanket.

THE LEGEND OF BRODAN
Directed by: Dabney Jackson
Synopsis: When fate calls upon the mighty Brodan to save a village from a monster, he begins a quest seeking fame and glory. When the villagers learn that Brodan is an idiot, mayhem ensues.

SHK
Directed by: Bill Wetherill
Synopsis: Clyde is down and out on the streets when he meets the girl of his dreams… who just happens to be a hockey stick.

THE EVOLVED SPECTRUM
Directed by: Adolpho Navarro
Synopsis: A women discovers a color within herself and expresses through her art work when she's surrounded by negativity.

WHAT WE BECOME
Directed by: Stephen P. Davis
Synopsis: In a near dystopian future, a young woman on the run is forced to trust a stranger if she hopes to survive.

WISH YOU WERE THERE
Directed by: Kieran Thompson
Synopsis: An older couple goes on a first date at an art museum.


Saturday November 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:40pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:25pm MST

Finding Home in Boomtown
Finding Home in Boomtown

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 2:25 PM
Monday, November 16 at 11:45 AM
Friday, November 20 at 2:45 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 2:25 PM

Directed by: Matt Maxwell

Cast: Briana Echols, John-Mark Echols, Victoria Printz, Holly Casselman, Lois Walker

Synopsis: Finding Home in Boomtown is a vérité documentary about the Echols family's dream to build a tiny house community for the homeless of Midland, TX - the nation’s 2nd wealthiest city. Filmed over 2 years, our story starts as the Echols sell their new home & their possessions, move into an RV & commit their lives to helping the homeless.

Watch the Trailer

Saturday November 21, 2020 2:25pm - 3:45pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

Horror Shorts B
Horror Shorts B

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Times:
Sunday, November 15 at 11:50 AM
Saturday, November 21 at 2:30 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 11:35 AM

PARKA
Directed by: Marcella Cortland
Synopsis: A beautiful woman makes a controversial fashion choice during an enchanted night out. Will the assurances from her BFF protect her from the harsh repercussions of her lavish attire?
 
FRANK & MARY
Directed by: Paul Williams
Synopsis: An elderly DIY enthusiast reanimates his recently deceased wife in the garden shed. A suburban twist on the classic Frankenstein tale.
 
EXTERMINATOR
Directed by: Duncan Birmingham
Synopsis: An unemployed husband with a mouse problem feels increasingly emasculated by his female exterminator.
 
BERNARD-HENRI ESCAPE FROM TERRE
Directed by: Alfred Mathieu
Synopsis: Bernard-Henri escape from terre is the 4th episode of a comic-gore series featuring the character of Bernard-Henri, a young high school student confronted with an invasion of the undead. In this fourth episode, Bernard-Henri, who became a student of Fine Arts, fully integrated this cumbersome presence into his daily life. A newcomer will upset this precarious balance.
 
SHHHH
Directed by: Mordechay Jonathan
Synopsis: It was supposed to be just another ordinary evening for the couple who had a cute baby not long ago. The father is just coming from work, the mother will get up to heat the food but most importantly - do not wake up the baby who just falls asleep because things can go wrong beyond imagination.
 
THE HITCHHIKER
Directed by: Adele Vuko
Synopsis: Jade is on a wild, prosecco-fuelled road trip to a Byron Bay music festival with her two besties. On the surface, it’s all good times. But Jade is hiding something big.Lost off the Pacific Highway, her friends circling slowly around her secret, Jade is forced to take distractive action. Amid howls of protest, she swerves to pick up an enigmatic Hitchhiker, which is so fine, ‘cause she’s a chick.She’s dishevelled, super-sketchy and unknown to the road-tripping friends, she just dumped a body by the side of the road.Vibes in the car start to get super weird and Jade decides to ditch their new pal in a quiet country pub. But when the local lad’s hospitality takes a sick twist, the Hitchhiker steps in with the best offer Jade’s had for survival.

Saturday November 21, 2020 2:30pm - 3:55pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:40pm MST

Sci-Fi Shorts B
Sci-Fi Shorts B
 
Run Time: 65 minutes

Screening Times:
Tuesday, November 17 at 2:30 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 2:40 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 11:30 AM

The Other Side
Directed by: Hugo Duvergey
Synopsis: The struggles and journey of an individual in a disturbing yet somehow very familiar society.
 
iParent
Directed by: Patrick Avella
Synopsis: A blue-collar couple’s life is turned upside down when they try to have a baby in a dystopian future where the government controls birthing rights.
 
Progeny
Directed by: Justin Daering
Synopsis: When a blue-collar man is forcibly implanted with his alien boss’s parasitic offspring, he asks his wife to help him remove the parasite.
 
Bodyhackers
Directed by: Dale Metz
Synopsis: A daddy/daughter camping trip takes a turn for the worse

Saturday November 21, 2020 2:40pm - 3:45pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:45pm MST

Huracan
Huracan (subtitled)

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 2:15 PM
Monday, November 16 at 4:55 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 7:35 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 2:45 PM

Directed by: Cassius Corrigan

Cast: Cassius Corrigan, Yara Martínez, Grégory Choplin, Jorge Masvidal, Camila Rodríguez, Steven Spence, Carlos Guerrero

Synopsis: Huracán is a psychological thriller about an aspiring MMA fighter who suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder.

Watch the Trailer

Saturday November 21, 2020 2:45pm - 4:30pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:50pm MST

My Dearest Enemy
My Dearest Enemy (subtitled)

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 4:50 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 4:50 PM
Friday, November 20 at 2:10 PM
Saturday, November 21 4:50 PM

Directed by: Tzipi Trope

Cast: Adi Gilat, Hanan Hillo, Abeen Safadi

Synopsis: My Dearest Enemy is a powerful drama set in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu-Tor; a community that is half-Jewish and half-Arab. It follows the twenty five years relationship of Maya, a Jewish girl and Alice, an Arab girl. Drawn to each other by their shared love for poetry, they develop a deep bond that grows into an impossible friendship.


Saturday November 21, 2020 4:50pm - 6:35pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:55pm MST

Teenage Badass
Teenage Badass

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 8:05 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 4:55 PM

Directed by: Grant McCord

Cast: Mcabe Gregg, Evan Ultra, Madelyn Deutch, Dillon Lane, Elsie Hewitt, Karsen Liotta, Julie Ann Emery, Kevin Corrigan, James Paxton, Jim Adkins

Synopsis: Set in 2006, Teenage Badass follows a band when they score a shot to play on the local news. But as all of their dreams start to become a reality, the band's egocentric singer/songwriter threatens to make them lose everything.

Saturday November 21, 2020 4:55pm - 6:35pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:05pm MST

Swing Low
Swing Low

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 7:45 PM
Monday, November 16 at 5:05 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 5:05 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 11:45 AM


Directed by: Teddy Grennan

CastAnnabelle Dexter-Jones, Robert Longstreet, Bruce Dern

Synopsis: When a nature photographer explains to the Police how she fought her way out of the Watchatoomy Valley, they dismiss her crazed and violent story as a meth-induced nightmare. But when they discover that she's telling the truth, it's too late.

Watch the Trailer

Saturday November 21, 2020 5:05pm - 6:25pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm MST

To Your Last Death
To Your Last Death

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 5:10 PM
Friday, November 20 at 11:50 AM
Saturday, November 21 at 5:10 PM


Directed by: Jason Axinn

Cast: Morena Baccarin, Ray Wise, Dani Lennon, Bill Moseley, William Shatner

Synopsis: After a troubled young woman barely survives a night of terror arranged by her vengeful, billionaire father which killed her three siblings, she is sent back in time to do it all over again by a race of intergalactic gamblers who wager on human conflicts – but this time with foreknowledge to give her a fighting chance.

WATCH THE TRAILER


Saturday November 21, 2020 5:10pm - 6:45pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:20pm MST

The Honeymoon Phase
The Honeymoon Phase

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 2:30 PM
Friday, November 20 at 12:00 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 5:20 PM

Directed by: Phillip Carroll

Cast: Jim Schubin, Chloe Carroll, François Chau, Tara Westwood

Synopsis: Down on their luck and searching for work, Tom and Eve enter THE MILLENNIUM PROJECT, an experiment with the promise of $50,000 for living in research housing while their relationship is analyzed. Over the course of their stay, Eve slowly starts to go mad as she begins to question if her lover really is the man she thinks he is.

Saturday November 21, 2020 5:20pm - 6:50pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:25pm MST

Babysplitters
Babysplitters

Run Time: 120 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 7:45 PM
Sunday, November 15 at 12:05 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 11:45 AM
Saturday, November 21 at 5:25 PM

Directed by: Sam Friedlander

Cast: Danny Pudi (“Community,” “Mythic Quest”), Emily C. Chang (“Total Recall,” “The Vampire Diaries”), Maiara Walsh (“The Last Ship,” “Zombieland”), Eddie Alfano (“Criminal Minds,” “Shameless”), Maya Stojan (“Castle,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”), Brian Thomas Smith (“The Big Bang Theory,” “The Wedding Party”), and Mark Feuerstein (“Royal Pains,” “What Women Want”).

Synopsis: When two couples with mixed feelings about having kids hatch a plan to have and share one baby, things spiral out of control.


Saturday November 21, 2020 5:25pm - 7:25pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:30pm MST

After the Murder of Albert Lima
After The Murder Of Albert Lima

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 5:05 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 5:05 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 2:45 PM

Directed by: Aengus James

Cast: Paul Lima, Art Torres, Zora Colakovic, Cindy Crim, Judy Lima, Kent Crim

Synopsis: After 13 years of legal impasse fails to bring his father’s killer to justice, Paul Lima decides to take matters into his own hands. With two bounty hunters in tow, he heads to Honduras to capture his father’s killer. There, local government corruption and a promise of violence from the killer threaten to undermine Paul’s quest for justice.


Saturday November 21, 2020 7:30pm - 9:05pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

Uncle Frank
Uncle Frank

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 21 at 7:35 PM & 8:05 PM

Directed by: Alan Ball

Cast: Paul Bettany, Sophia Lillis, Peter Macdissi, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer, Margo Martindale

Synopsis: In 1973, teenage Beth (Sophia Lillis) leaves her rural hometown to study at New York University where her estranged uncle Frank (Paul Bettany) is a revered literature professor. She soon discovers that Frank is gay and living with his longtime partner, Wally (Peter Macdissi)—an arrangement he has kept secret for years. After the sudden death of surly patriarch Mac (Stephen Root), Frank reluctantly returns home for the funeral with Beth and Wally in tow. Along the way, he’s forced to reckon with the ghosts of the past and finally face his family.


Saturday November 21, 2020 7:35pm - 9:10pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:45pm MST

Seneca
Seneca 

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 5:05 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 5:05 PM
Friday, November 20 11:45 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 7:45 PM

Directed by: Jason Chaet

Cast: Armando Riesco, Susan Misner, Shirley Rumierk, Cote De Pablo, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Stephen Adly Guirgis, Tony Plana

Synopsis: Seneca is a funny, heartfelt, and ultimately moving story about a struggling Puerto Rican actor living in New York City grappling with a crumbling marriage, his own mediocre parenting skills and shifting priorities in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria's destruction of his homeland.

Watch the Trailer

Saturday November 21, 2020 7:45pm - 9:20pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:50pm MST

IHSFF TBA

Saturday November 21, 2020 7:50pm - 9:50pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

8:00pm MST

IHSFF TBA

Saturday November 21, 2020 8:00pm - 10:00pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

8:05pm MST

Uncle Frank
Uncle Frank

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 21 at 7:35 PM & 8:05 PM

Directed by: Alan Ball

Cast: Paul Bettany, Sophia Lillis, Peter Macdissi, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer, Margo Martindale

Synopsis: In 1973, teenage Beth (Sophia Lillis) leaves her rural hometown to study at New York University where her estranged uncle Frank (Paul Bettany) is a revered literature professor. She soon discovers that Frank is gay and living with his longtime partner, Wally (Peter Macdissi)—an arrangement he has kept secret for years. After the sudden death of surly patriarch Mac (Stephen Root), Frank reluctantly returns home for the funeral with Beth and Wally in tow. Along the way, he’s forced to reckon with the ghosts of the past and finally face his family.


Saturday November 21, 2020 8:05pm - 9:40pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Sunday, November 22
 

11:30am MST

Sci-Fi Shorts B
Sci-Fi Shorts B
 
Run Time: 65 minutes

Screening Times:
Tuesday, November 17 at 2:30 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 2:40 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 11:30 AM

The Other Side
Directed by: Hugo Duvergey
Synopsis: The struggles and journey of an individual in a disturbing yet somehow very familiar society.
 
iParent
Directed by: Patrick Avella
Synopsis: A blue-collar couple’s life is turned upside down when they try to have a baby in a dystopian future where the government controls birthing rights.
 
Progeny
Directed by: Justin Daering
Synopsis: When a blue-collar man is forcibly implanted with his alien boss’s parasitic offspring, he asks his wife to help him remove the parasite.
 
Bodyhackers
Directed by: Dale Metz
Synopsis: A daddy/daughter camping trip takes a turn for the worse.

Sunday November 22, 2020 11:30am - 12:35pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:35am MST

Horror Shorts B
Horror Shorts B

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Times:
Sunday, November 15 at 11:50 AM
Saturday, November 21 at 2:30 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 11:35 AM

PARKA
Directed by: Marcella Cortland
Synopsis: A beautiful woman makes a controversial fashion choice during an enchanted night out. Will the assurances from her BFF protect her from the harsh repercussions of her lavish attire?
 
FRANK & MARY
Directed by: Paul Williams
Synopsis: An elderly DIY enthusiast reanimates his recently deceased wife in the garden shed. A suburban twist on the classic Frankenstein tale.
 
EXTERMINATOR
Directed by: Duncan Birmingham
Synopsis: An unemployed husband with a mouse problem feels increasingly emasculated by his female exterminator.
 
BERNARD-HENRI ESCAPE FROM TERRE
Directed by: Alfred Mathieu
Synopsis: Bernard-Henri escape from terre is the 4th episode of a comic-gore series featuring the character of Bernard-Henri, a young high school student confronted with an invasion of the undead. In this fourth episode, Bernard-Henri, who became a student of Fine Arts, fully integrated this cumbersome presence into his daily life. A newcomer will upset this precarious balance.
 
SHHHH
Directed by: Mordechay Jonathan
Synopsis: It was supposed to be just another ordinary evening for the couple who had a cute baby not long ago. The father is just coming from work, the mother will get up to heat the food but most importantly - do not wake up the baby who just falls asleep because things can go wrong beyond imagination.
 
THE HITCHHIKER
Directed by: Adele Vuko
Synopsis: Jade is on a wild, prosecco-fuelled road trip to a Byron Bay music festival with her two besties. On the surface, it’s all good times. But Jade is hiding something big.Lost off the Pacific Highway, her friends circling slowly around her secret, Jade is forced to take distractive action. Amid howls of protest, she swerves to pick up an enigmatic Hitchhiker, which is so fine, ‘cause she’s a chick.She’s dishevelled, super-sketchy and unknown to the road-tripping friends, she just dumped a body by the side of the road.Vibes in the car start to get super weird and Jade decides to ditch their new pal in a quiet country pub. But when the local lad’s hospitality takes a sick twist, the Hitchhiker steps in with the best offer Jade’s had for survival.

Sunday November 22, 2020 11:35am - 1:00pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:45am MST

Swing Low
Swing Low

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 7:45 PM
Monday, November 16 at 5:05 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 5:05 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 11:45 AM

Directed by: Teddy Grennan

CastAnnabelle Dexter-Jones, Robert Longstreet, Bruce Dern

Synopsis: When a nature photographer explains to the Police how she fought her way out of the Watchatoomy Valley, they dismiss her crazed and violent story as a meth-induced nightmare. But when they discover that she's telling the truth, it's too late.

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Sunday November 22, 2020 11:45am - 1:05pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

11:50am MST

Making Monsters
Making Monsters

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 2:30 PM
Friday, November 20 at 5:10 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 11:50 AM

Directed by: Justin Harding

Cast: Tim Loden, Alana Elmer, Jonathan Craig, Jarrett Siddall

Synopsis: When a celebrity couple famed for their YouTube scare-prank channel are invited to a friend’s converted church in the countryside for a weekend getaway, a series of startling events unfold that spiral them into an inexplicable nightmare.

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Sunday November 22, 2020 11:50am - 1:15pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:00pm MST

Max Winslow and the House of Secrets
Max Winslow and the House of Secrets

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 5:10 PM
Friday, November 20 at 5:20 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 12:00 PM

Directed by: Sean Olson

Cast: Chad Michael Murray, Sydne Mikelle, Tanner Buchanan, Emery Kelly, Jason Genao, Jade Chynoweth, Marina Sirtis

Synopsis: Five teens are chosen by an eccentric billionaire to compete in a game to win his mansion. The night takes a dark turn when they become trapped and are forced to face off against an evil AI entity who controls everything in the house including their fate.

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Sunday November 22, 2020 12:00pm - 1:40pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

12:05pm MST

Show Me What You Got
Show Me What You Got

Run Time: 100 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 2:45 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 11:45 AM
Friday, November 20 at 7:45 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 12:05 PM

Directed by: Svetlana Cvetko

Cast: Cristina Rambaldi, Neyssan Falahi, Mattia Minasi, Anne Brochet, Pietro Genuardi, Giusy Frallonardo, Karen Obilom

Synopsis: In this story of unconventional love that sparks with French New Wave energy, three twentysomethings, Christine, Nassim & Marcello, form a wholehearted ménage à trois. They find joy together - exploring their sexuality, joining protests, making art, and falling deeper into their offbeat amour - until Marcello must return to Italy, and their experience there threatens their relationship’s delicate balance.

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Sunday November 22, 2020 12:05pm - 1:45pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

1:45pm MST

Grand Cancan
Grand Cancan (subtitled)

Run Time: 135 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Saturday, November 14 at 1:50 PM
Monday, November 16 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 1:45 PM

Directed by: Mikhail Kosyrev-Nesterov

Cast: Elena Zaytseva, Pavel Ivanov, Yana Ivanova, Anton Yakovlev, Alexandra Kimayeva, Dmitriy Kalyazin, Vasilisa Nikolaeva, Vlad Kiryukhin, Dolgor Austermonas, Edgar Golosnoy

Synopsis: The film is divided into two distinct stories with the same setting: the back-stage of the Moscow Operetta theater with the Can-Can metaphor which is a high-energy and physically demanding dance. Human relationships, betrayals, and the relationship between parents and children are the same common denominator found in the two parts of the film.

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Sunday November 22, 2020 1:45pm - 4:00pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:15pm MST

Bad Witch
Bad Witch

Run Time: 85 minutes

Screening Time(s):

Friday, November 13 at 5:10 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 11:50 AM
Sunday, November 22 at 2:15 PM

Directed by: Joshua Land, Victor Fink

Cast: Chris Kozlowski, Jackson Trent, Clare Lefebure, Jimmy Hennigan, Jonathan Helwig, Abe Kim, Dom DiMercurio

Synopsis: Xander is a witch whose abuse of black magic has led him to disaster after disaster. After trying to go clean of witchcraft, Xander befriends a young loner, helping Roland with bullies, girlfriends, and other teenage atrocities.

Watch Trailer: ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=329IRmoqa20​​​

Sunday November 22, 2020 2:15pm - 3:40pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:25pm MST

She's in Portland
She's in Portland

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 at 11:45 AM
Saturday, November 14 at 5:25 PM
Monday, November 16 at 2:25 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 2:25 PM

Directed by: Marc Carlini

Cast: Tommy Dewey, Fracois Arnaud, Minka Kelly, Joelle Carter, Lola Glaudini

Synopsis: Two old college friends, now in their thirties, admire each other’s lives and feel trapped in their own. Wes, tied to his demanding corporate career and his responsibilities to his growing family, extends a work trip to drag his dispirited artist friend Luke up the California coast to find Luke’s “one that got away.”

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Sunday November 22, 2020 2:25pm - 4:10pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:30pm MST

Sci-Fi Shorts A
Sci-Fi Shorts A
 
Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Saturday, November 14 at 11:50 AM
Friday, November 20 at 2:30 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 2:30 PM

KRIM
Directed by: Manuel Hüttner
Synopsis: In a dystopian vision of the future, a mysterious secret agent is lost on a mission. When her commanding division picks her up again, they perform a series of tests in a harsh government facility. They find something’s missing from her memories, a new objective that she is determined to keep to herself. A manipulative game of questions and answers evolves. KRIM is a transhumanist sci-fi thriller that asks how far we are willing to go. It questions the human tendency to authoritarian structures, explores technological advances impacting the nature of conflicts and what freedom means to the individual identity.

Brolga
Directed by: Adrian Powers
Synopsis: In a ravaged future-Australia, a solitary hermit guarding a priceless treasure is forced to offer sanctuary to a young girl who is fleeing murderous scavengers. With danger around every corner, can they learn to survive together?
 
Geneticide
Directed by: Sammy Ofori-Attah
Synopsis: A couple, desperate to conceive a child, battle the state controls and "Screen Law" which prevents couples from having children that are not "perfect.”
 
The Last Well
Directed by: Filip Filković
Synopsis: The Year is 2037, Europe is in shambles. Owner of the last well with natural clean water lives in Croatia. After one of his sales of clean drinking water ends in bloodbath, he becomes a substitute father and a husband. But when the well dries out, he makes one last "trade"...
 
One of Many
Directed by: Mikel Scott Dever-O’Neil
Synopsis: In an overpopulated world, a man must make a decision to help a woman who has had a child illegally, or give up his marriage.
 
Secret Space
Directed by: Cameron Mitchell Elmore
Synopsis: A twenty-something man who doesn’t feel that he fits into this world meets a mysterious young woman at a party, only for her to lead him on an unimaginable journey through strange new realities. Along the way, he learns who he really is and finds his way home.

Sunday November 22, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:40pm MST

Horror Shorts A
Horror Shorts A

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 1:10 PM
Friday, November 20 at 2:40 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 2:14 PM

MAKE ME A SANDWICH
Directed by: Denman Hatch
Synopsis: Marcy and her husband live together in a constant state of disarray. Her husband continually demands Marcy make him sandwiches, ad nauseam - but how long can she withstand his abuse before she finally cracks?

HISTORY OF MONSTERS
Directed by: Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz
Synopsis: Evelyn lives isolated in a cabin in the woods haunted every night by monsters of unknown origin. One day she finds a dying man in the forest and decides to help him. Unable to trust him to stay or exile him into a certain death, she ties the stranger up inside the house and becomes entranced by him, struggling between her safety and her sexual desires.
 
THE LISTENING
Directed by: Doug O. Perkins
Synopsis: A group of friends are on their way to the proverbial cabin in the woods when they come across a strange man with important information.
 
CHICKENS
Directed by: Bryian Keith Montgomery Jr
Synopsis: Two racist cops try to cover up killing an unarmed black teen. Things don’t go as planned…
 
NIGHT CRAWL
Directed by: Gregory Shultz
Synopsis: Two inmates tunnel through the walls of a hellish prison, only to find something more terrifying than death row
 
ASKING FOR A FRIEND
Directed by: Kelsey Bollig
Synopsis: Blake and Q are childhood best friends, roommates, and well - soulmates. After a long day trying to maintain her #girlboss status at work, Blake's one-track mind is solely set on the nachos Q has promised to make for dinner. In addition to the nachos, however, Q has also unexpectedly managed to kill someone in their apartment. Through a series of heavily graphic and hilarious situations, the girls tap into their inner serial killers and decide to handle the body themselves. Their naivete and inexperience leads to a weekend full of accidental drugs, Saran Wrap, and body that, for whatever reason, will not stop bleeding. So hypothetically speaking - how do you get rid of a body? Asking for a friend.
 
SEPARATION
Directed by: Rebekah W. McKendry
Synopsis: On the final night of a heated divorce, a husband and wife acquite a strange new disease.

Sunday November 22, 2020 2:40pm - 4:00pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

2:45pm MST

After the Murder of Albert Lima
After The Murder Of Albert Lima

Run Time: 95 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 5:05 PM
Tuesday, November 17 at 5:05 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 2:45 PM

Directed by: Aengus James

Cast: Paul Lima, Art Torres, Zora Colakovic, Cindy Crim, Judy Lima, Kent Crim

Synopsis: After 13 years of legal impasse fails to bring his father’s killer to justice, Paul Lima decides to take matters into his own hands. With two bounty hunters in tow, he heads to Honduras to capture his father’s killer. There, local government corruption and a promise of violence from the killer threaten to undermine Paul’s quest for justice.



Sunday November 22, 2020 2:45pm - 4:20pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:50pm MST

Untimely
Untimely

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Monday, November 16 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, November 17 at 5:10 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 11:30 AM
Sunday, November 22 at 4:50 PM

Directed by: Pouya Eshtehardi

Cast: Iman Afshar, Mahsa Naroui, Shayan Afshar, Awa Azarpira

Synopsis: Hamin is a young private doing his military service in a watchtower in the borderline of Iran and Pakistan. Impatient for a day off to attend his sister’s wedding ceremony, he gets into a fight with his commander. Up in the watchtower, Hamin reviews the past years and the things happened to him and his sister since their childhood.

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Sunday November 22, 2020 4:50pm - 6:10pm MST
Theatre 10 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

4:55pm MST

The Immortal Jellyfish
The Immortal Jellyfish

Run Time: 130 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Sunday, November 15 at 2:25 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 5:05 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 11:45 AM
Sunday, November 22 at 4:55 PM

Directed by: Dusty Bias

Cast: Whitmer Thomas, Rosalyn Coleman, Robert Longstreet, William Zielinski, Cullen Moss, Esme Hill

Synopsis: THE IMMORTAL JELLYFISH is a dark comedy about an off-the-grid oddball who calls a nurse hotline for help with his nasty "fire piss" problem. When a dying man washes ashore near Denny's trailer, he and nurse Linda become madcap partners in crime-solving.

Sunday November 22, 2020 4:55pm - 7:05pm MST
Theatre 8 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:05pm MST

IHSFF TBA

Sunday November 22, 2020 5:05pm - 7:05pm MST
Theatre 13 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm MST

A Feral World
A Feral World

Run Time: 105 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, Friday, November 13 at 2:30 pm
Saturday, November 21, at 12:00 pm
Sunday, November 22 at 5:10 pm

Directed by: David Liban

Cast: Caleb Liban, Danielle Prall, Timothy McCracken, Vivienne Bersin, Kaden Hinkle

Synopsis: An orphaned boy in a post-apocalyptic world meets a woman who is trying to find her lost daughter. A mother/son bond is formed as they stumble upon clues of the daughter's whereabouts. Filmed over four years, the audience will see the characters age over the course of the film.

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Sunday November 22, 2020 5:10pm - 6:55pm MST
Theatre 11 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:20pm MST

IHSFF TBA

Sunday November 22, 2020 5:20pm - 7:20pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:25pm MST

Analog Love
Analog Love - The (Long Lost) Art of the Mix Tape

Run Time: 90 minutes

Screening Time(s):
Friday, November 13 2:25 PM
Saturday, November 14 at 5:20 PM
Wednesday, November 18 at 2:25 PM
Sunday, November 22 at 5:25 PM

Directed by: Robert Galluzzo

Cast: Henry Rollins, "Money" Mark Ramos Nishita, Kim Shattuck, Jennifer Finch, Jimmy Urine, Chantal Claret, Jude "Rude Jude" Angelini, Zernell Gillie, Mona Lisa Murray, Christian James Hand, Hazel Many

Synopsis: Do you remember the long lost era of sharing your feelings with someone through a "mix tape?" Analog Love is an analysis of why this ritual of communication through music still continues to be so important. We'll get to the bottom of the long lost art of the mix tape.

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Sunday November 22, 2020 5:25pm - 6:55pm MST
Theatre 9 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

Closing Night Film
Sunday November 22, 2020 7:35pm - 9:35pm MST
Cine Capri - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

7:35pm MST

Closing Night Film
Sunday November 22, 2020 7:35pm - 9:35pm MST
Theatre 1 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054