PHX Film Collective

Bringing Essential Cinema to Phoenix


PHX Film Collective is a group of film fans dedicated to bringing culturally relevant cinema to Central Phoenix. We partner with local businesses to put on screenings of classics, independent, foreign and art house cinema in interesting locations. Our goal is to eventually open an independent non-profit movie theatre to serve the Central Phoenix community.




Wes Anderson's "Rushmore"

AT CHANGING HANDS PHOENIX - Saturday, September 22 at 7:30pm

Go back to school with PHX Film Collective and Save Our Schools Arizona! PHX Film Collective will donate 80% of the proceeds from the event to Save Our Schools Arizona. Jessica Wani from SOS AZ will speak before the film about the importance of supporting public schools in Arizona. Tickets are limited but you can reserve yours by making a donation on this page. A limited number of tickets may still be available at the door at show time but we suggest reserving them here.

Wes Anderson’s films are fantastical, intricately constructed dioramas of wit and whimsy. And the director’s 1998 sophomore effort, Rushmore, may very well be his best. Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) is Anderson's most precocious protagonist, a teenage private-school eccentric whose life is consumed by elaborate extracurricular endeavors and the production of ambitious stage plays. All attempts, it all seems, to fill the void left in his life by his mother's death — and all fruitless until he falls for widowed elementary-school teacher Rosemary Cross (Olivia Williams) and battles steel tycoon Herman Blume (Bill Murray) for her affections. The window dressings have all the typical off-kilter Andersonian charm, but it is, at heart, a film about loss and being lost, all impeccably scored by the British Invasion. It’s almost enough to make us miss high school.

Rated R.  93 minutes.