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Film Festival hosts bicycle powered movie screenings in honor of Earth Day

Also celebrating 30th anniversary
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Posted at 9:24 AM, Apr 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-22 12:53:49-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Arizona International Film Festival (AzIFF) is showing films in an eco-friendly way this Earth Day.

Festival organizers are calling it "Cine Al Pedal," which translates to "Pedal Cinema."

Former Director of the Alamos Film Festival John Sheedy brought this new program over to Arizona, making it the first bicycle powered movie event across the Grand Canyon State.

"It was a huge crowd pleaser and community builder in Alamos, and now we are bringing it to Tucson," shared AzIFF Board Member John Sheedy.

This environmentally friendly movie projection is happening at the Mercado Annex Friday evening.

Sheedy adds audience members are welcome to hop on a bike and start peddling.

Premiering at 7:30 p.m., the lineup of Cine Sonora films includes:

  • El Pozo
  • Esmeralda
  • La Poeta del Ring
  • Los Quehaceres
  • Somos Pequeñas

The makers of these films also plan on attending for anyone who's interested in understanding their perspectives.

RELATED: Arizona International Film Festival coming up Wednesday, April 20 - Sunday, May 1

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