Get the chance to watch globally acclaimed all-star films at the 13th Annual Scottsdale Film Festival at Harkins Shea 14 Theatres in Scottsdale this weekend.
Decoding Annie Parker (Helen Hunt, Aaron Paul) will launch opening night, Friday, Oct. 4, with a Q&A following the film with the real Annie Parker and director, Steven Bernstein. The film tells the story of Parker’s personal crusade against breast cancer and the geneticist who discovered the BRCA1 gene and its link to breast cancer.
Closing night, Tuesday, Oct. 8, will display the film August: Osage County (Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Sam Shepard and Abigail Breslin) respectively.
The Festival is also featuring the Arizona debuts of two all-star films, including The Congress (Saturday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m.) starring Robin Wright, Paul Giamatti, Jon Hamm, Danny Huston, Harvey Keitel and Last Vegas (Sunday, Oct. 6, 8:05 p.m.) starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, and Morgan Freeman.
The following films will also have a Q&A session after show time:
- Lord Montagu – Friday, Oct. 4, 4:45 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 5, 11:45 a.m.
- Jonathas’ Forest – Saturday Oct. 5, 6:40 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m.
- The Fantastic World of Juan Orol – Saturday Oct. 5, 3:15 p.m. and Sunday Oct. 6, 3:30 p.m.
- The Parade – Saturday, Oct. 5, 3:10 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 6, 2:55 p.m.
- No God, No Master – Monday, Oct. 7, 12:10 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 8, 4:50 p.m.
- Antarctica: A Year on Ice – Monday, Oct. 7, 4:45 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 8, 5:35 p.m.
Tickets for the Festival range from $8 to $12 for individual tickets and $45 to $250 for Festival VIP passes. For a complete list of films, show times and tickets, visit www.scottsdalefilmfestival.com.