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Prescott Film Festival on screen through Sunday

The Prescott Film Festival's fifth annual celebration of motion pictures is still in full swing, with plenty of entertainment through Sunday at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center.

Today's screenings will be highlighted by a festival first, a sneak preview of "One Chance," which opens nationwide on Aug. 29. This inspirational story is about Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. He becomes an instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for Britain's "Got Talent." The film's director also directed "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Marley and Me."

One Chance" will show at 6:30 p.m., and a fifth anniversary cabaret after-party will be at 9 p.m.

Screenings begin again a 10 a.m. Saturday, with a full day of films to see, including the premier of "Unsound Arizona" at 12:30 p.m. The story line surrounds an ambitious young filmmaker who encounters a bump in the road when his mother succumbs to yet another episode of psychosis.

"The Cowboys" plays at 3:30 p.m., with director Mark Rydell on hand to visit with the audience after the screening.

"The Cowboys" starred John Wayne, and is one of many films that Rydell has directed, including "On Golden Pond" for which he received an Academy Award nomination for best director.

Author Alan Dean Foster will be the special guest at a 6:30 p.m. showing of "Jodorowsky's Dune," which is a documentary about the greatest science fiction movie never made.

More screenings begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, capped off by awards, chosen by the festival's audiences, at 6:30 p.m.

For the complete schedule and ticket information, visit the Prescott Film Festival's website at prescottfilmfestival.com.

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