Touring blues musician Johnny gets an emergency call from his estranged family – a family he hasn’t seen in a decade. This mysterious call sends Johnny back to Arizona
where he left three generations of women ready to string him up… Upon arriving
he finds his family teetering on the edge of collapse, his old flame waiting
for him and the family business in shambles. Now he finds himself faced with an
impossible choice – Transform into the man his family needs or hit the road for
his big break and never look back.
Runtime: 88 minutes
Format: 1:85 Flat
Sound: Dolby SR
Best Director: Magnolia Film Festival
Best Filmmaker: Phoenix Film Festival
Audience Award: Rome International Film Festival
Outstanding Lead Actress: Irene Bedard – American Indian Awards
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Boone Jr – Dahlonega International Film Festival
Audience Award: Sedona International Film Festival
Opening Night Film: Woods Hole Film Festival
Official Selection: Dances With Films Festival
Official Selection: USA Film Festival
Official Selection: Empire State Film Festival
Official Selection: Lake Havasu Film Festival
Official Selection: IFP New York
“…presses all the ‘feelgood’ and ‘downer’ buttons in turn…”
-HK and Cult Film News
Arizona Flats is a gem of a film that should not be missed.
Arizona Flats offers some smart insights into the wounded souls living on America’s edge…Fine acting is on display and expressed with sincerity…
Robert Koehler, Variety
A touching story of transformation and pulling through tough times…
Bianca Phillips, Memphis Flyer
Writer-Director Susan Brigham’s film is lovingly rendered, well-acted and crisply captured by cinematographer Ronald Walker, making for a real treat.
Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
Richly developed characters and a realistic screenplay make a compelling film…
Marie Yereniuk, Boston Magazine
Jamie Johnsen-Brigham has an assured debut but the acting kudos go to Irene Bedard and Mark Boone Junior who impress while Brigham directs with a sure eye and keen ear.
Dean Treadway, DIFF
The movie has a pleasing bucolic spirit and a nice, fresh cast in this tale of a blues singer who returns to his rural roots.
Phillip Wuntch, Texas Cable News