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This year the state’s only genre/cult film festival features Arizona and North American premieres, cinematic rarities from around the world and cult favorites, plus after-show parties.
On Saturday, Sept. 22, the festival will host the world premiere of “The Exhibitionists,” a film that blurs the line between satire and exploitation with a touch of Greek tragedy. Director Michael Melamedoff and actor Richard Short will attend the premiere and hold a question and answer session after the screening.
Saturday will also see the Arizona premiere of “Bones Brigade: An Autobiography.” The movie, which follows six skateboarder in the 1980s, has been hailed as one of the best documentaries of the year and is an official Sundance Film Festival selection.
Sunday, Sept. 23, will highlight a block of ten short films, running from one to 27 minutes long, the West Coast premiere of psychological thriller “Last Look,” and the Arizona premiere of the European drama, “Robert Mitchum is Dead.”
Other films include
The Festival’s full schedule, with links to descriptions and trailers of individual films, is available online at azuff.org/festival-schedule.
Festival films will play primarily at The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress Street.
Two Saturday evening movies, “Bones Brigade,” on Sept. 21 and “The Wraith,” on Sept. 29, will play at 7:00 pm at the Crossroads Cinema, 4811 E. Grant Rd. “The Wraith,” a 1986 action thriller filmed in Tucson, stars Charlie Sheen, Randy Quaid and Sherilyn Fenn. “Wraith” director Mike Marvin will take questions after the retro-oriented screening.
Individual screenings are $7.50. A limited number of festival passes are also available.