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15th Scottsdale International Film Festival rolls Nov. 5-9

The 15th Scottsdale International Film Festival will showcase 50 films from more than 20 countries during five days and nights of screenings, Nov. 5–9. Among the diverse offerings are buzz-worthy dramas, thrillers, romances, comedies, documentaries and more.

“For 15 years the Scottsdale International Film Festival has been bringing the best of world cinema to Arizona,” remarked Founder and Executive Director Amy Ettinger. “As always, our audiences will discover films that are entertaining, inspiring, thought-provoking, relevant and timely. As part of our new collaboration with Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, we have also planned several surprise selections exploring the subjects of music and dance.”

The Scottsdale International Film Festival will kick off on Thursday, Nov. 5, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Daytime programming will include screenings of animated and live-action short films for children. The Film Festival will host a reception that evening celebrating its 15th anniversary, followed by the opening night screening in the Center’s Virginia G. Piper Theater. (Opening night film and special guests to be announced.)

Following opening night, the Scottsdale International Film Festival will return to its longtime home, Harkins Shea 14 Theatre in Scottsdale, which will host all other screenings, Nov. 6–9.

Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts, AZRE January/February 2009

Public: Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts


Developer: City of Scottsdale
Contractor: Howard S. Wright Constructors
Architect: Douglas Architecture & Planning
Size: 24,252 SF
Location: 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale

The $11M renovation is scheduled for a summer 2009 completion. The 10,000 SF Phase I includes improvements to the main atrium, mezzanine addition, west entry remodel and renovation of the box office. Phase II will be a 14,525 SF renovation of the 30-year-old Virginia G. Piper Theater.

AZRE January/February 2009