Category Archives: Special Report

Update for Special Message

Hello, and thank you once again for checking back. As some may know, due to some unexpected health circumstances, I’ve been out of commission for several weeks, but fortunately, progress is being made.  Fingers crossed, things should be back on track within a couple of weeks. I’m treating this current hiccup as an early summer […]

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A Conversation with the 2018 International Horror & Sci-fi Film Festival Director, Monte Yazzie

Phoenix Film Festival (April 5-15, 2018) has announced the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival lineup, which will feature competition films, short films, filmmaking panels, and more. Now in it’s 14th year, International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival will take place April 6-15 at Harkins Theatres Scottsdale 101, 700 E Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix. Recently, I had the opportunity […]

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The 2017 Phoenix Film Festival – Special Report

If you’ve read a valley newspaper recently, you’ve seen the ads. If you’ve been to the movies during the past month, you’ve seen the posters. The 17th Annual Phoenix Film Festival, incorporating the International Horror Sci-Fi Film Festival, begins this week, Thursday, April 6 and continues for 8 days until April 13. Ever since Arizona’s […]

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Screening Passes for ‘Fences’ starring Denzel Washington: Special Report

It was earlier this year when valley audiences were treated to one of the best theatrical productions of the year. In mid-February, Arizona Theatre Company presented a powerful new production of August Wilson’s Fences at Herberger Center downtown, and local reviews, including one from this column, were overwhelmingly positive. Set in the 1950’s, Fences was […]

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The 2016 Illuminate Film Festival, Sedona – Special Report: Part 2 of 2

If you’re looking for your soul to be revitalized, according to The Huffington Post, the Illuminate Film Festival in Sedona, Arizona is one of the top 24 places in 2016 to get it done. Now in its third year, the 2016 Illuminate Film Festival, which runs June 1-5, is the only film festival of its […]

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The 2016 Illuminate Film Festival – Sedona: Special Report, Part 1 of 2

Even if you’re both an Arizona resident and a follower of film, there’s still a good chance you may never have heard of the Illuminate Film Festival in Sedona, and with good reason.  Listed in the Huffington Post’s prominent Top 24 Film Festivals to Revitalize Your Soul in 2016, this year marks only the third […]

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