Special Arizona Centennial Film Festival in Prescott, September 16-18August 24, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Prescot, AZ – The Arizona Centennial Film Festival, an officially sanctioned State Centennial event, will be held during the AZ Best Fest, September 16-18 at Hendrix Auditorium in Prescott’s Mile High Middle School (300 S. Granite Street).
The festival will be screening films shot in Arizona from the silent era through today. Some of the films that will be “on the big screen” once more include the original 3:10 to Yuma with Glenn Ford, Pride of the Bowery (with wonderful shots of 1940 era Prescott!) and Angel and the Badman starring John Wayne. Tickets are a $5 donation for each film and can be purchased at the door.
The annual Prescott Film Festival will be November 2 – 6th featuring five full days of independent films from the U.S. and around the world. Films will be screening at The Elks Theatre and Prescott Center for the Arts. One highlight is the Wine Tasting at the Hassayampa Inn on November 5, featuring wines from Pillsbury Wine Company and Juniper Well Ranch & Vineyards, with a special screening and guest immediately following at the Elks.
Afterâ€parties have been added this year and locations include Monk’s, The Cattleman’s Bar & Grill and 129 1/2: An American Jazz Grill. The festival will also be presenting five free workshops including Alan Dean Foster, Sam Pillsbury and Hollywood acting coach Clair Sinnett.
The festival will be presenting a miniâ€festival for children; “Independent Films for Independent Kids” at the Prescott Public Library. Presented by the library, PFF and Friends of the Prescott Public Library the event will be free and open to the public.
See the website, www.prescottfilmfestival.com for more details, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @prescottflmfest.