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Founded in 2001, Scottsdale International Film Festival is an annual, 10-day destination event that connects audiences with award-winning cinema from around the globe. During the festival’s 19-year history, more than 100,000 attendees have viewed over 600 films—ranging from major Academy Award® winners to undiscovered indie gems.

Since 2010, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has hosted the festival’s opening night. In 2018, the event featured Roma, the Academy Award®-winning film from director Alfonso Cuarón.

Dessert Reception

Desserts will be served prior to the screening of the opening night film. Desserts will include: cookies, brownies, and dessert bars. Cash bar available during the reception and before the film begins.

Opening Night Film


Director: Noah Baumbach
Country: U.S.A./UK
Year: 2019
Runtime: 136 minutes

Noah Baumbach’s new film is about the rapid tangling and gradual untangling of impetuosity, resentment, and abiding love between a married couple—played by Adam Driver and Scarlett Johannson—negotiating their divorce and the custody of their son. It’s as harrowing as it is hilarious as it is deeply moving. ~ New York Film Festival

Principal Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta

Writer: Noah Baumbach
Producer: Noah Baumbach, David Heyman
Cinematographer: Robbie Ryan
Editor: Jennifer Lame
Music: Randy Newman



Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts | Virginia G. Piper Theater
7380 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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