Celebrating its 15th year, the Scottsdale International Film Festival will showcase the acclaimed documentary “Imba Means Sing” at Harkins Shea 14 Theatre on Friday, Nov. 6 and Sunday, Nov. 8.
“Imba Means Sing” is a character-driven, heartfelt story of resilience and the impact of education. The film follows Angel, Moses and Nina from the slums of Kampala, Uganda, through a world tour with the Grammy-nominated African Children’s Choir. “Imba Means Sing” is told through the youngsters’ perspectives on their one-shot journey from poverty to education. Beautifully filmed, their story is an intimate look at how each child processes the joys and challenges of their life-changing opportunity.
A total of 41 feature films representing more than 30 countries, are part of this year’s Scottsdale International Film Festival, Nov. 5–9.
The festival’s opening night celebration on Thursday, Nov. 5, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will feature the documentary “Landfill Harmonic” which tells the inspiring story of Paraguay’s Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, the world-famous youth symphony that performs with instruments made from recycled trash. After the film, the Recycled Orchestra, conducted by its founder, Favio Chavez, will perform onstage and participate in an audience Q-and-A.
Other festival highlights include “The Adderall Diaries” (starring James Franco and Ed Harris),, “Carol” (Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara) and “Love the Coopers” (John Goodman and Diane Keaton).
The Scottsdale International Film Festival’s complete schedule and information about VIP passes and tickets are online, www.ScottsdaleFilm Festival.com or call 1-866-811-4111.