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1:03 PM Thu, Sept. 20th

Prescott Film Festival poised to open with record setting attendance

The sixth annual Prescott Film Festival will screen 22 programs over the next five days. 

According to Helen Stephenson, executive director of the Festival, the opening night film will have the largest attendance in the festival's history. 

"The Eighty Dollar Champion was a great book that many horse-loving people remember, and people are excited to see the subjects of the book come to the big screen," she said. 

The documentary film tells the rags-to-riches story of a glue-factory-bound nag who was rescued, and became a World Champion jumper. 

"We have noticed over the years that people in Yavapai County love good films about horses - and this is an excellent film that people will really enjoy," Stephenson said. "I'm excited for people to be able to see great films like this without having to travel to an Arthouse Cinema in Phoenix, or across the country to another festival."   

The director of Harry and Snowman, Ron Davis, is scheduled to Skype in for a Q&A after the film.  The Prescott Film Festival continues on Thursday with screening beginning at 12:30 p.m. and continues through Sunday.  

Featuring films and workshops, the Festival's schedule is online at www.prescottfilmfestival.com. Tickets are $12 per showing and $120 for the 2015 All-Film Pass or $195 for the 2015 Platinum All-Access Pass, and can be purchased online. Purchased tickets will be available from will call 45 minutes before the film begins.