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Opening Night at the Mercado
April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm MST
The 29th Arizona International Film Festival, the oldest film celebration in Arizona, will open with an outdoor screening of the Arizona-made film, DUSTWUN, at the Mercado Annex Festival Grounds, (267 South Avenida del Convento) on Wednesday, April 14 at 7:30pm, admission $10. Covid safety protocols will be observed.
Directed by Genevieve Anderson, DUSTWUN is the story of an unusual friendship between an undocumented migrant lost from her group traveling toward the US and a troubled American veteran building his own “wall” out of desert trash. Circumventing the contentious politics of immigration and the wall, DUSTWUN unfolds as a fable, focusing on the human element at the core of it all.
The Opening Night program will recognize frontline nurses from St. Mary’s Hospital as the Festival Honorary Co-Chairs. Mayor Regina Romero will give the official Welcome and Congressman Raul Grijalva will deliver a taped message. Jazz guitarist, Joe Weinberg, will play before the presentations.
Opening Night sponsors include the Mercado District, Flam Chen, Petroglyphs, Film Tucson, and Sundance Press.
Since 1990, the Festival has shown more than 2900 films from 96 countries around the world to more than 164,000 film lovers of all ages, receiving high international praise and receiving numerous recognitions and awards.
Festival Pass and Single Ticket Prices:
· $60 All Access Pass for 12 days of screenings, workshops and special events
· $10 for outdoor screenings; $8 for online screenings
Opening Night tickets can be purchased at
For more information on films and festival activities, log onto www.filmfestivalarizona.com
The Arizona International Film Festival is a project of the Arizona Media Arts Center, a non-profit organization that champions independent filmmaking.
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