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Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:36

8th Annual Prescott Film Festival Right Around the Corner Featured

Helen Stephenson

The Prescott film Festival launches their 8th annual fest June 9th, running through June 17th, at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center.  

Musicals (That Day We Sang, Alive and Kicking, Score: A Film Music Documentary,) sneak previews (Burn Your Maps, This Beautiful Fantastic, The Tiger Hunter), foreign films (Lost in Paris, Past Life) and poignant documentaries anchor a festival that includes free workshops, celebrity guests, wine tasting and gourmet dining — all honoring the latest and greatest in film.

Full schedule and tickets on-line at PrescottFilmFestival.com!  

Special Events at the Prescott Film Festival

The film festival is known for it's fantastic wine tastings. This year the fest presents the Que Syrah, Syrah Wine Tasting! The wine tasting takes place on June 16th at 5:00pm.  Enjoy wines from around the world and compare them to local vintages from Arizona. Includes lite hors d'oeuvres and a movie ticket.

This year the festival has added another special event with the Gourmet Pop-Up dinner from Senses, June 10th at 5:00pm. Chef John Panza has been taking the Prescott area by storm with his unique "Pop-Up" Gourmet Dinners.  This year PFF audience members will have a chance to be a part of this unique experience. Chef John and his partner Cassandra Hankison will bring a gourmet experience to movie lovers.  

Chef John Panza has created a unique menu to pair with your movie. Price includes Dinner, Movie, and glass of wine.

Salad: Local Pea Shoot Salad
Applewood Smoked Bacon, Oven Dried Tomatoes, Pickled Carrots, Cucumber Carpaccio, Caramelized Shallot Dressing

Entrée: Port Braised Short Rib
Summer Corn Polenta, Basil, Pickled Celery, Wilted Baby Kale, Roasted Tomato Coulis, Balsamic Reduction

Dessert: Opera Cake
Almond Joconde Cake, Heavenly Scented Coffee Butter Cream, Chocolate Ganache, Gold Leaf

Hankerson and Panza recently purchased BiGA by SENSES, at 623 Miller Valley Road.  

Tickets: https://squareup.com/market/prescott-film-festival/item/senses-pop-up-gourmet-dinner

Daniel Roebuck Brings his Work-in-Progress to PFF

Daniel Roebuck, (The Man in the High Castle, Lost) is "the most famous person you don't know" in film and television. Roebuck will be attending a screening of his work-in-progress film during the Prescott Film Festival on June 11th, 6:30 pm, at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. He will be answering questions after the screening.

Starting with his starring role in Cave Girl, (1985) Roebuck has accumulated, (as of this writing) 227 acting credits. Aside from his current role in The Man in the High Castle, Roebuck is known for starring as Jay Leno in Late Shift, The Fugitive, U.S. Marshalls and Matlock.  

Daniel fell in love with Prescott when he came to a festival screening October 21st, 2009. The screening took place at Prescott Mile High Middle School, in Hendrix Auditorium. Daniel was in both the feature  and short films that evening. The feature was A Dark and Stormy Night and the short was How My Dad Killed Dracula. 

Festival director Helen Stephenson gave Roebuck a tour of Prescott before that screening. Stephenson says, "He loved Prescott as a location and was hoping to return one day. The festival is honored to show this work-in-progress of Daniel's new film, Getting Grace. Roebuck directed, starred and co-wrote the feature film. It was filmed in his hometown, Lehigh Valley PA.

Tickets: https://squareup.com/market/prescott-film-festival/item/getting-grace

Images and more information about Getting Grace:  https://www.gettinggracethemovie.com/news

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