Category Archives: Special Report

Phoenix Film Festival 2019 – Special Report: Part Two (of Two)

Arizona’s largest film festival is almost upon us. The 19th Annual Phoenix Film Festival will begin Thursday, April 4 and conclude Sunday, April 14, hosting almost 300 films to be screened at Harkins Scottsdale 101, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix. In a conversation with the festival’s Executive Director, Jason Carney, when asked about the origins […]

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Phoenix Film Festival 2019 – Special Report: Part One (Of Two)

The 19th Annual Phoenix Film Festival is almost here. Continually breaking records since its inception, last year’s festival saw over 28,000 attendees. There are hopes that this year’s festival will attract even more film enthusiasts. The PFF is Arizona’s largest film festival. During its eleven days, it hosts nearly 300 films, holds filmmaking seminars and […]

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A Hollywood Christmas – Special Report

The following article first appeared in the Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC) online website. Reprinted with permission. Sections have been updated to reflect some changes. To find out more about the PCC, its members, and various other perspectives on film, CLICK HERE There’s something to keep in mind when looking back on the history of the […]

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A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail (2018) Special Report – Valley Youth Theatre, Phoenix

This past Friday evening, Valley Youth Theatre opened its doors to the company’s 23rd production of the musical adventure A Winnie The Pooh Christmas Tail. Fifteen local performers, all under eighteen, star in what has become Phoenix’s perennial holiday favorite. Speaking to VYT’s Producing Artistic Director, Bobb Cooper, when asked why does VYT return to […]

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Stray Cat Theatre’s The Cake and Why I’m In It – Special Theatre Report

I used to be an actor. Not a particularly good one. Compared to the high standard of professional players I’m lucky enough to review weekly here in the valley, I’d say I was mediocre at best. But I acted. And I had produced, wrote, and directed. I even had two plays published and received payment, […]

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Peoria Film Fest – Special Report

This evening heralds the beginning of a thrilling new event for students of film and moviegoers alike that, fingers crossed, will become an annual event for the valley. The Phoenix Film Foundation, Phoenix Film Festival, and the City of Peoria have banded together for the first Peoria Film Fest, starting tonight, October 19 to Sunday […]

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