10 Must-See Movies at the Phoenix Film Festival 2014

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We can't wait to see Jenny Slate in Obvious Child.
Last year, Phoenix Film Festival knocked our socks off with great independent films made by both local and national talent, earning it a Best of Phoenix award. This year, we're preparing to dig into more shorts, documentaries, features, and Q&As at the fest, but making the call on what to see and what to skip can be tough. With nearly 200 features and shorts screening this year, we have a list of 10 that you won't want to miss.

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Obvious Child

If you're as in love with comedian Jenny Slate as we are, you won't want to miss Obvious Child this year. Slate plays an aspiring comedian named Donna Stern with a pretty wicked sense of humor. However, it's not all laughs for Donna, who has to go through a series of tough breaks that force her to face adulthood, even if she doesn't want to.

Showing: 7:45 p.m. Saturday, April 5

Little Hope Was Arson

This intense documentary from Theo Love chronicles a series of church burnings that plagued East Texas in 2010. While the film offers suspense and drama from the chase to find the perpetrators and the raw emotion in the film, the stunning, haunting shots of churches ablaze are enough reason to watch.

Showing: 9:05 a.m. Friday, April 4; 3:10 p.m.Saturday, April 5; and 2:20 p.m. Sunday, April 6

Location Info


Harkins Scottsdale 101

7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Film

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