Phoenix Film Festival 2014
Phoenix Film Festival 2014

The 2014 Phoenix Film Festival has announced its films scheduled to be included in this Festival’s lineup. The lineup features some of the brightest new talent the industry has to offer. See some highlighted titles below, and the full list at



LOCKE – Ivan Locke (Hardy) has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores.  On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job, and soul.  All taking place over the course of one absolutely riveting car ride, LOCKE is an exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of a life.

DOM HEMINGWAY – Jude Law plays Dom Hemingway, a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse who is funny, profane, and dangerous. After twelve years in prison, he sets off with his partner in crime Dickie (Richard E. Grant) looking to collect what he’s owed for keeping his mouth shut and protecting his boss Mr. Fontaine (Demian Birchir). After a near death experience, Dom tries to re-connect with his estranged daughter (Emilia Clarke), but is soon drawn back into the only world he knows, looking to settle the ultimate debt.

DISNEYNATURE’S BEARS – In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf pack. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska! Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Earth,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee”) and Keith Scholey (“African Cats”), “Bears” arrives in theaters April 18, 2014, to celebrate Earth Day.

45RPM- directed by Juli Jackson, an artist struggling with the source of her inspiration finds help from an obsessive record collector in the search for her deceased father’s lost music.

JAKE SQUARED- starring Elias Koteas, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Virginia Madsen, Jane Seymour, and Mike Vogel, a mind-bending comedy about a guy whose problems compound exponentially when younger versions of himself invade his life and try to solve his romantic problems.

KING OF HERRINGS- directed by Eddie Jemison (OCEANS 11), a Tom Waits tips-his-hat-to Woody Allen world, a group of small time wannabes, banters about the rickety streets of New Orleans to find themselves in a strange tug-o-war.

LIFE INSIDE OUT- directed by Jill D’Agnenica, when a mother returns to her musical roots, she rediscovers the passion of her youth, and finds a way to connect with her troubled teenage son.

LITTLE HOPE WAS ARSON- an edge-of-your-seat mystery set in the buckle of the Bible Belt, ten churches were burned to the ground in five weeks, igniting the largest criminal investigation in East Texas history.

MISFIRE: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SHOOTING GALLERY- a documentary about the independent film company responsible for art-house hits YOU CAN COUNT ON ME and LAWS OF GRAVITY; a company that rose to the top of the independent film scene in the 90s before financial risk-taking and mismanagement caused it to crash.

TEDDY BEARS- starring Gillian Jacobs, David Krumholtz, Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter, French Stewart, and Ned Beatty, a dark comedy about three couples who head to the desert to help their friend heal from the loss of his mother.

THE FRONTIER- starring Max Gail and Coleman Kelly, a retired professor and his ranch hand son try to reconnect after years of estrangement.

THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT- directed by Henry Barrial, an ambitious young Latino man who, fueled by misguided nostalgia, buys a small apartment building in the Bronx and moves his boisterous family into the apartments to live rent-free.

THE JOE SHOW- a shocking and wildly entertaining documentary about America’s most controversial Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, and his ringmaster’s approach to media, politics, and law enforcement.


The full synopsis and trailer of each film is now available at the Phoenix Film Festival’s website,  “I’m extremely proud of the competition features we’re screening this year.” says Jason Carney, Executive Director of the Phoenix Film Foundation. “It’s a very entertaining group of films that I’m really excited to screen for audiences.”

The 14th Annual Phoenix Film Festival occurs this year from Thursday, April 3rd to Thursday, April 10th. Continually breaking attendance records since its inception, last year’s festival saw over 23,000 attendees and there are hopes to pull in even more film enthusiasts this year.  The week-long Festival will be held once again at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theaters located at 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054.

For movie lovers, this is an event that is not to be missed. Tickets and passes are on sale now and available through the Phoenix Film Festival website  Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phoenix Film Festival Ticket Center next to the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theater. Tickets range in price from $13 for a single screening to $300 for a platinum pass.   For more information call 602-955-6444 or go to

7000 E Mayo Blvd, Suite 1059  – Phoenix, AZ 85054 Email:

The Phoenix Film Festival is a program of the

501c3 non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation