The Peoria Film Fest and the City of Peoria invite you to the 2019 Peoria Film Fest Opening Night!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Peoria Film Fest is proud to kick off 2019 with our Opening Night Event to benefit the Phoenix Film Foundation’s education programs. For 20 years, the Phoenix Film Foundation has been dedicated to fostering the next generation of Arizona filmmaker by focusing on the education, appreciation, and exhibition independent film in Arizona.

Along with supporting the Foundation’s programs, you’ll enjoy some great entertainment, food and prizes!


The Peoria Film Festival’s Opening Night begins at Modern Round in the P83 Entertainment District on 83rd Ave. just south of Bell Rd. Opening night guests will be treated to Modern Round’s extensive combination of chef-inspired items as well as a new spin on some timeless dishes.

Along with the great food Modern Round has to offer guests will be entertained by our opening night act, Tony Noyes.

Then, it’s a short walk to the theatre for our opening night film.

THE CURRENT WAR: Director’s Cut

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
(Me and Earl and the Dying Girl)
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael
Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Tom
Holland, Tuppence Middleton,
Matthew Macfadyen and Nicholas

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.

This film is only available as part of our Opening Night event and tickets are not sold separately for this film.

It’s a full night of fun, fantastic filmmaking and shaping the future of Arizona through film. Thank you for your support of the Phoenix Film Foundation and we will see you at the 2019 Peoria Film Festival