Centennial Film Festival planned in conjunction with Best FestAugust 24, 2011
8/23/2011 9:21:00 PM
The Daily Courier
PRESCOTT – As a part of the Sept. 16-18 Arizona Best Fest in Prescott, the Arizona Centennial Film Festival will take place in the Hendrix Auditorium at Prescott Mile High Middle School, 300 S. Granite St.
The festival will screen movies that were filmed in Arizona – from the silent era through today. Among the featured films will be: “3:10 to Yuma” with Glenn Ford; “Pride of the Bowery” (with shots from 1940s-era Prescott); and “Angel and the Badman” with John Wayne.
Tickets will be $5 (donation) for each film and will be available at the door.
Later in the year, the annual Prescott Film Festival is set for Nov. 2-6, including five full days of independent films from the U.S. and around the world. Films will be screening at the Elks Opera House and the Prescott Center for the Arts.
A festival highlight will be a wine-tasting at the Hassayampa Inn on Nov. 5, featuring wines from Pillsbury Wine Company and Juniper Well Ranch & Vineyards, with a special screening immediately afterward at the Elks.
After-parties have been added this year, and locations include Monk’s, the Cattlemen’s Bar & Grill, and 129 1/2: An American Jazz Grille. The festival also will include five free workshops featuring author Alan Dean Foster, filmmaker Sam Pillsbury, and Hollywood acting coach Clair Sinnett.
In addition, the festival will present a mini-festival for children, “Independent Films for Independent Kids,” at the Prescott Public Library. Presented by the library, the Prescott Film Festival, and the Friends of the Prescott Public Library, the event will be free and open to the public.
More information is available online at www.prescottfilmfestival.com.