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I absolutely love attending the Scottsdale International Film Festival. I love it so much that I take vacation days to attend the many feature-length films of 70 minutes or longer. I purchased the VIP pass because it allows the ticket holder to view up to 27 films; and the VIP pass does have special privileges. This year I managed to see 23 films in 5 days and, thus, awarded with walking pneumonia! How did that happen? Well, to begin when one is attending movies from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., for five days, AND…does NOT take care of yourself, do not eat properly, and forget to hydrate, that is a perfect recipe for ILLNESS!!! Following is my recipe for Walking Pneumonia! My bad!

Day 1: Four movies

  • Sweet Dreams
  • Oh Boy
  • Lord Montagu
  • Decoding Annie Parker (opening night film)

Day 2: Five movies

  • About 111 Girls
  • Modest Reception
  • Parade
  • Jewish Cardinal
  • Southwest

Day 3: Five movies

  • Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights
  • The Pin
  • Aftermath
  • Fantastic World of Juan Orol
  • Jonathas’ Forest

Day 4: Five Movies

  • Wrinkles
  • No God, No Master (look for this movie in February 2014 – a MUST see!!)
  • The Key of Life
  • Paris Manhattan (Very entertaining)
  • Great Expectations

Day 5: Four Movies

  • Atraco!
  • Coming of Age
  • Antartica: a Year on Ice (Winner of the best film for Scottsdale Film Festival)
  • August: Osage County (Closing night film) – NOT a Hollywood fan, but Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep were magnificent in this film- try to see this when it’s released to theaters! Lots of great characters – laugh-out-loud funny. A movie anyone can relate to.