Movies can show us things we'd never see in real life, such as alien worlds, talking animals, or teenagers making a difference. Marvel at the inconceivable with this GrouponLive deal to the Bloody Hero International Film Festival, held at Phoenix Center for the Arts on Friday, February 8, through Sunday, February 10. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get two single-day passes (a $50 value).
- For $35, you get one three-day pass, which includes access to the Kickoff Mixer with filmmakers and industry pros on February 8 from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (a $70 value).
The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
In its inaugural run, the Bloody Hero International Film Festival spans three days of shorts and features collected from around the world, celebrating the struggle and glory of independent filmmaking. As a forum for art that has evaded the mainstream, the festival places few restrictions on the genres and content of its selections, judging them by their quality rather than by their budgets or numbers of helicopter chases. Multiple screening suites let viewers take in a barrage of short films—some of them less than five minutes long, in the “short shorts” category—or settle in for feature-length movies. This year’s official selections include Agon, the story of two Albanian brothers as they try to make a living in Greece, and Underbelly Blues, a dark, Tarantino-inspired comedy in which a cast of criminals find their lives connected by bizarre circumstances.