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Monday, April 10
 

5:10pm

Award Winner - Humanitarian Award Winner - Happy

Happy

Run Time: 80 minutes

 

Directed by: Michael McKinley

Cast: Leonard Zimmerman

 

Synopsis: Based on the life of artist Leonard Zimmerman, HAPPY is the story of one man's journey through the storm, and his desire to share the sunshine he found on the other side of it. Exploring love, loss, grief, overcoming obstacles and the incredible healing power of artistic expression, HAPPY will touch, inspire and leave you with a contagious smile.


Monday April 10, 2017 5:10pm - 6:40pm
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:10pm

Festival Choice - Property of the State

Property of the State

Run Time: 110 minutes

 
Directed by: Kit Ryan

Cast: Aisling Loftus, Patrick Gibson, David Rawle, Hazel Doupe, Elaine Cassidy, Hugh O'Conor, BJ Hogg, Martin McCann, Joe McGann, Joe Mullins, Kate O'Toole, Marc Sinden

 

Synopsis: Based on the true story that gripped Ireland in the 1990's, Property of The State tells of disturbed young man Brendan O’Donnell. Seen through the eyes of his sister Ann Marie, piece-by-piece she threads together the events that ultimately lead to the harrowing murders of a young mother, her child and a local priest. Ann Marie lived through it all.


Monday April 10, 2017 9:10pm - 10:40pm
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:40pm

Award Winner - Best Documentary - The Long Way Back

The Long Way Back: The Story of Todd ‘Z-Man’ Zalkins

Run Time: 90 minutes

 

Directed by: Richard Yelland

Cast: Todd Zalkins, Bud Gaugh, Jim Nowell, Jakob Nowell, Opie Ortiz, Jack Maness

Dr. Daniel Headrick, Mike Wells, Jon Phillips, Blain Kaplan, Cheryle Wright, Bert Susanka, Dave Donaldson, Dr. Robert Johnson, Shawne Veronese

 

Synopsis: After losing close friend, Bradley Nowell, of the band Sublime, to heroin overdose, Todd "Z-Man" Zalkins fights for his life, battling a brutal pain killer dependency in what has become the worst drug crisis in North American history, the ”Opioid Epidemic”. 


Monday April 10, 2017 9:40pm - 11:10pm
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Tuesday, April 11
 

2:45pm

Festival Choice - FUNNE - Sea Dreaming Girls

FUNNE – Sea Dreaming Girls

Run Time: 80 minutes

 

Directed by: Katia Bernardi

Cast: Erminia Losa, Jolanda Pellizzari, Armida Brisaghella

 

Synopsis: In Daone, a small village in Italy, a group of grannies are planning a special trip. Almost none of them have ever been to the sea, and they want to see it for the first time. But they need money. After some failed attempts, they decide to model for a calendar. Their last idea will make them pretty famous.


Tuesday April 11, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:00pm

Festival Choice - Quaker Oaths

Quaker Oaths

Run Time: 90 minutes

 

Directed by: Louisiana Kreutz

Cast: Alex Dobrenko, Fede Rangel

 

Synopsis:  When Quakers get married, they ask every wedding guest to sign their marriage certificate. It’s a sweet tradition that signifies the importance of community. But when Joe and Emily want to get divorced, that sweet tradition creates an unexpected challenge: now every guest must cross off their name to make the split official.


Tuesday April 11, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm

Award Winner - Audience Award - Fallen

Fallen

Run Time: 75 minutes

 

Directed by: Thomas Marchese

Cast: Michael Chiklis, Brenda Strong

 

Synopsis: A humanizing look at line-of-duty police deaths across the country and how these losses affect those close to the fallen, as well as the communities they serve.


Tuesday April 11, 2017 5:10pm - 6:40pm
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:20pm

Award Winner - Best World Cinema Documentary - The Islands and the Whales

The Island and the Whales

Run Time: 85 minutes

 

Directed by: Mike Day

Synopsis: The pilot whale hunters of the Faroe Islands believe that hunting is vital to their way of life, but when a local professor makes a grim discovery about the effects of marine pollution, and the seabirds populations collapse, environmental changes threaten to change the community and their way of life forever.


Tuesday April 11, 2017 9:20pm - 10:15pm
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Wednesday, April 12
 

5:10pm

Award Winner - Best Screenplay - The Midnighters

The Midnighters

Run Time: 90 minutes

 

Directed by: Julian Fort

Cast: Leon Russom, Gregory Sims, John Wesley, Stuart McLean, Costa Ronin, Eve Mauro, with Larry Cedar and Charles Dierkop

 

Synopsis: An aging ex-con struggles to adapt to the outside world after many years in prison—and begins to build a relationship with the grown son he never knew.


Wednesday April 12, 2017 5:10pm - 6:40pm
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:10pm

Festival Choice - Secondhand Hearts

Secondhand Hearts

Run Time: 95 minutes

 

Directed by: Austin Everett

Cast: Ben Isaacs, Mallory Corinne, Allie Rae Treharne, Jericho Lopez, Ward Wright, Rebecca Olson

 

Synopsis: A photographer on a trip to Japan falls in love with a fellow American woman he meets at the airport. Upon returning to the US, he soon learns that she is actually his girlfriend's older sister.


Wednesday April 12, 2017 9:10pm - 10:40pm
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:20pm

Award Winner - World Cinema Audience Award - Fairy Tales for Emma

Fairy Tales for Emma

Run Time: 115 minutes

 

Directed by: Rudolf Havlík

Cast: "Ondřej Vetchý, Aňa Geislerová, Ema Švábenská, Marek Taclík, Anna Polívková,

Vilma Cibulková, Oldřich Vlach, Jana Bernášková, Petr Čtvrtníček"

 

Synopsis: Peter Miller has been working for the Immigration Office in London for many years. One day, a strange phone call from Prague interrupts his usual life rhythm. A single mother, who is in a hospital after a car accident, named him as a responsible person to take care of her child. She claims Emma is his daughter. 


Wednesday April 12, 2017 9:20pm - 10:50pm
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Thursday, April 13
 

5:10pm

Award Winner (Theatre 5) - World Cinema Best Picture - Land of the Little People

Land of the Little People

Run Time: 85 minutes

 

Directed by: Yaniv Berman

Cast: Maor Schweitzer, Ofer Hayun, Lior Rochman, Mishel Pruzansky, Amit Hechter, Ido Kestler

 

Synopsis: Another war has started in Israel. Four young kids who live in a village of military officers clash with two army deserters in a fight over territory – a mysterious camp hidden in the ruins of a derelict military base.


Thursday April 13, 2017 5:10pm - 6:40pm
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm

Award Winner (Theatre 6) - Best Picture - Brave New Jersey

Brave New Jersey

Run Time: 90 minutes

 

Directed by: Jody Lambert

Cast: Tony Hale, Heather Burns, Anna Camp, Dan Bakkedahl, Sam Jaeger, Raymond J. Barry,

 

Synopsis:  A comedy about a small town on the night of Orson Welles’s legendary, 1938 "War of the Worlds" radio hoax, which terrified millions into believing Martians were invading America.  As the citizens of Lullaby, NJ face what they think is their last night on Earth, their lives will change forever.  An alien invasion movie where the aliens never show up.


Thursday April 13, 2017 5:10pm - 6:40pm
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85054