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The traveling film festival known as "Filmstock" will be making its last stop of the year this weekend at Tempe's Pollack Cinemas...
A Belgian drama with bluegrass music may seem like an unlikely combo, but director Felix van Groeningen pulls it off spectacularly in his heart-wrenching new film “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” which is already garnering whispers of Academy Award recognition. While other foreign-language Oscar hopefuls such as “Wadjda” and “The Hunt” have come and gone from theaters (with others such as “Gloria” and “The Past” not making their way to Phoenix until early 2014), “Broken Circle” is arriving this month, opening at Harkins Camelview 5 in Scottsdale this Friday, Dec. 6.
Like many of its ilk, the purpose of the Filmstock Film Festival is to showcase the talents of independent artists to a broader audience. What makes Filmstock different, however, is that all the films shown during the three-day event are shorts produced in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico or Utah — the Four Corners states.
A screenshot from the short film 'Brightwood' showing at Filmstock Film Festival in Tempe. [Submitted]
Ever since it took home the coveted Palme d’Or at Cannes (the festival’s top honor) in May, “Blue is the Warmest Color” has been heating up the conversation among film critics and aficionados alike.
It's not unusual for your average 77-year-old man to lose some hearing in one ear.
Toddlers to teens in costume are invited to the Chandler downtown Community Center on Oct. 25 for the city’s annual Halloween Spooktacular event.
As thousands of German Jews sought refuge both before and during World War II, many ended up in Japanese-controlled Shanghai. The story of these roughly 23,000 refugees is chronicled in the 2002 documentary “Shanghai Ghetto.”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sandra Bullock says making the lost-in-space movie "Gravity" with director Alfonso Cuaron was "the best life decision I think I ever made."
Phoenix’s flagship art venue will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month beginning in September with a film festival, salsa music and two compelling exhibitions.
Director Brian De Palma and actress Rachel McAdams attend the premiere for "Passion" at The Elgin Theatre during the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in Toronto.
Chandler Chamber-run event — and its feathered stars — featured in ostrich-themed video
Toni Collette from the film "The Way Way Back" poses for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at the Fender Music Lodge on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in Park City, Utah.
The camera company Canon and film director Ron Howard are asking filmmakers of all skill levels to direct short films inspired by arresting photographs — including one taken by Theresa McManus of Gilbert.
Dinner and a movie could do more than expand your waistline and entertain your brain in the case of Audubon Arizona’s Nature Film Festival.
Greta Gerwig is one of those actresses you just want to have brunch with someday. Watching her in the irresistible new film “Frances Ha” (which she co-wrote with director Noah Baumbach), you get the sense that she’s one of those down-to-earth stars, like Jennifer Lawrence and Lena Dunham, that aren’t afraid to be a bit goofy and can spin even the most mundane topic into something worth laughing about.
Jerome; Willcox; Mormon Lake
With the onslaught of Oscar contenders that debuted last November, there’s a good chance that a little-seen indie gem, “Starlet,” managed to fall off your radar during its short, theatrical run. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2011 SXSW film festival, “Starlet” explores the unlikely friendship between a cheerful, aspiring actress (played by the winsome Dree Hemingway) and a cantankerous, elderly widow (the late Besedka Johnson).
LOS ANGELES — Isabella Rossellini's search for the meaning of maternal instinct in "Mammas" looks at nine animals where things like polygamy, lying and dying convince her that "anything goes."
Screening the film adaptation of George Orwell’s “1984” isn’t exactly the most festive way to celebrate one’s upcoming birthday, but after reading the Tribune’s “Nerdvana” column’s recommending it this coming Friday, I couldn’t help but reserve a seat.
When one thinks of the Holocaust film genre, dramas such as “Schindler’s List” and “The Pianist” instantly come to mind for their harrowing portrayals of victims and survivors who suffered at the hands of Nazis. But what about the German survivors – more specifically, the children of Nazi war criminals forced to come to terms with the atrocities of their parents? This is a question posed by the exceptional new German-language film, “Lore,” Cate Shortland’s follow-up to her acclaimed 2004 feature “Somersault.”
MIAMI — When you're talking about rum, how much does the Caribbean really matter?
The Cannes Film Festival in France will be getting a taste of the Valley next month.