Category Archives: Special Report

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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Easter Mysteries – Special Presentation: Film Review

Even though market research appeared to indicate otherwise, faith-based audiences have shown little to almost no interest in recent faith-based films.  Risen failed to draw audiences out of their homes, while the more recent The Young Messiah couldn’t survive an overwhelming savage response from reviewers.  Hollywood has to be nervous, particularly after seeing its large […]

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Auditions for A Christmas Story, The Musical at ASU Gammage

Premiering at ASU Gammage November 24th to the 29th is the National Touring production of the hit Broadway musical version of A Christmas Story and it needs your help.   The touring production is giving local talent a chance to be a part of its oncoming, professional production and the folks behind the show want […]

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