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By Helen Stephenson June 05, 2018 149

Calling Phoenicians (and all Arizonans): 

Tired of sitting under your air conditioner all weekend pretending you’re in the cool pines? 

Going to the local park because it SEEMS like it should be cooler?

Ready to pack it in and get out of the heat?  

Head on up to Prescott. 

The 9th annual Prescott Film Festival is taking place June 8 – 16th, at the Yavapai College Prescott Campus. 

This year the festival added something new with folks from the “Valley of the Sun” in mind: Weekend Passes!  

Weekend passes are all-access passes and include access to the VIP Director’s Loft and Reserved Seating in the beautiful Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. The first weekend pass includes eight film programs and the “Wines to Die For” Wine Tasting.

Films screening on the Opening Weekend include:  Friday June 8th, 7:00pm Opening Night Film:  A Boy Called Sailboat (The Director, Cameron Nugent and Julian Atocani Sanchez, who plays Sailboat, are scheduled to attend.)  Immediately following the screening there will be a Cabaret Party with food furnished by one of the finest restaurants in town, El Gato Azul.

 Saturday June 9th 

In addition to films all day, on Saturday June 9th, at 3:00, take a short break from the amazing “movies that move you” and attend a Film Talk from AZ Film Commissioner Matthew Earl Jones.  The Film Talk takes place a short walk from the theatre in Building 3 Room 119.  Mr. Earl Jones will be discussing what AZ have to offer for independent filmmakers and his new incentive program called “Reel Savings.”

On Sunday June 10th  at 3:00 the fest is presenting a Sneak “Peek Film” Woman Walks Ahead starring Jessica Chastain, Michael Greyeyes and Sam Rockwell. (This film may be paired with "Wines to Die For" Wine Tasting, which follows this screening.) The film is based on the true story of Catherine Weldon who left her comfortable life in the East to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull.  


At 5:30 the festival presents the “Wines to Die For" Wine Tasting.”  Dark, Bold, Innovative, Complex… are these words describing the wine, the movie that follows it…. or both? 

Prescott Film Festival is proud to continue its annual tradition of presenting delicious vintages perfectly paired with hors de’ oeuvres from the incomparable BiGA. Admission to the film following the wine tasting, 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene is included. 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene gives a behind the scene look at the Psycho shower scene, “45 seconds that changed movie-going forever.” 

Following the film, join us for a FREE outdoor screening of Psycho sponsored by the Yavapai College Film & Media Arts Program at our Outdoor “Yavapavilion.” You saw 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene….  Now you have the behind-the-scenes scoop….  It’s time to experience the film as an insider! 

Opening Weekend Pass is $110 and may be purchased here: https://squareup.com/market/prescott-film-festival/item/opening-weekend-pass

Come back up for some amazing films on the Closing Weekend. The Closing Weekend Pass is for June 15 and 16th and includes access to the VIP Director’s Loft, reserved seating, eight film programs. On June 16th, immediately following the Closing Night film there will be a Cabaret Party with food furnished again by one of the finest restaurants in town, El Gato Azul.

Closing weekend films include The Song of Sway Lake

My Indiana Muse 

and the Closing Night Film, The Pretend One. (Trailer: https://vimeo.com/132883443)

Closing Weekend Pass is $75 and can be purchased here: https://squareup.com/market/prescott-film-festival/item/closing-weekend-pass

Workshops are happening throughout the week, and are all free. Some of the workshops include: Film Critic Bill Pierce joins Yavapai College Film & Media Arts instructor Lindsay Bane to discuss “Film Critics, What the Heck Were They Thinking?!?”  Other workshop topics include documentary filmmaking, screenwriting and Foley.  Sign-up is required for the Filmmaker Boot Camp June 14 – 15th, 9am – 5pm. 

Details on all the workshops here: http://prescottfilmfestival.com/2018-workshops/

Schedule and trailers here: http://prescottfilmfestival.com/calendar/

Download the full program guide here:  http://prescottfilmfestival.com/2018-program-booklet/  

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