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The Peoria Film Fest is excited to announce details of the opening night cocktail party followed by a screening of 101 Studios’ “The Current War: Director’s Cut”.

Modern Round will provide food for the pre-festival cocktail party, which will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 located at 8320 West Mariners Way, Peoria, AZ, 85382.

Immediately following the cocktail party, attendees will walk over to Harkins Arrowhead Fountains to hear opening remarks from Peoria Film Fest Executive Director Jason Carney beginning at 7:30 p.m.. After the opening remarks, attendees will be treated to a screening of 101 Studios’ “The Current War: Director’s Cut”, starring a stellar cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Tom Holland, Katherine Waterston, and Nicolas Hoult.

"I am thrilled to announce the return of the Peoria Film Fest!” said City of Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat. “Last year, we welcomed several gifted film and production companies, and our passion for movies and the power of a good story has only grown. I can’t wait to see the talent and creativity that we will experience as we head into this outstanding four-day festival.” 

The Peoria Film Fest will take place Oct. 10 through Oct. 13 at the beautifully renovated Harkins Arrowhead Fountains 18, screening a mix of independent and upcoming studio releases.

To purchase tickets to opening night and for more information, please visit


Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in The Current War: Director’s Cut, the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world.  Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology.  On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America:  with AC current.  As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules.  Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) with Producer Timur Bekmambetov, Basil Iwanyk and Executive Producer Martin Scorsese, The Current War also stars Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen and Tuppence Middleton.


The 2nd Annual Peoria Film Fest, presented by the City of Peoria, will take place Oct. 10 through Oct. 13.  The four-day festival will be held at Harkins Arrowhead Fountains located at 16046 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr., Peoria, AZ, 85382. If you are a movie lover, this is an event not to be missed. Tickets and passes go on sale Monday, Sept. 16, and will be available through the Peoria Film Fest website. Tickets may also be purchased in person on Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Peoria Film Fest Ticket Center in the lobby of  Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre. Tickets range in price from $10 for a single screening to $75 for a VIP Pass.  For more information, call 480-513-3195 or go to


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