10 Films We Can't Wait to See at the Phoenix Film Festival
The Phoenix Film Festival screens more than 150 feature films, documentaries, and shorts, and sadly, there's simply no way our eyeballs can be in so many places at once.
In an attempt to help you navigate and whittle down your choices from the masses, here's a list of our Top 10 most anticipated films.
Directed by Doug Dearth, Underdogs is the story of a small-town high school football team destined to play their crosstown rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community. Stars DB Sweeney, Melora Walters, and Natalie Imbruglia are scheduled to be on hand the night of the screening.
Screening: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6.
Directed by Paul Osborne. A film about true friends and the things they do for each other, its world premiere is at the festival.
Screenings: 7:45 p.m. Friday/9:15 a.m. Saturday/2:00 p.m. Sunday
4. The East
Directed by Zal Batmangli. This film is about Sarah Moss (played by Brit Marling), an operative for an elite private intelligence firm whose top objective is to ruthlessly protect the interests of their A-list corporate clientele. Also starring Ellen Page (Juno, Inception), Patricia Clarkson, and Alexander Skarsgard.
Screening: 7:20 p.m. Wednesday
5. Los Wild Ones
Los Wild Ones, a SXSW 2013 Accepted Film documentary directed by Elise Salomon, made its debut at SXSW. Salomon produced the 2009 hit Paper Heart.
Screenings: 7:25 p.m. Friday/5:10 p.m. Saturday/9:35 a.m. Sunday