The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “Firebird” showing May 20-26 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
Based on a true story during the Cold War, “Firebird” is a passionate love story set against the backdrop of an Air Force Base in occupied Estonia during late 1970’s Communist rule.
Sergey (Tom Prior), a soulful, young soldier who dreams of becoming an actor in Moscow, is counting the days until his military service ends. His life turned upside down when he locks eyes with Roman (Oleg Zagorodnii), a sexy, enigmatic ace fighter pilot newly assigned to his base.
Driven by their undeniable attraction, Sergey and Roman navigate the precarious line between love and friendship at a time when Soviet men in uniform caught having a sexual affair was met with the severest punishment.
As their friendship grows into love, the men risk their freedom and their lives to be together in the face of an all-seeing Soviet regime.
“An intimate and unforgettable love story.” — The Upcoming
“A terrifically crafted romance thriller.” — Edge Media Network
“Soars with passion! A must see!” — San Jose Mercury News
“Firebird” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre May 20-26. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Thursday, May 20, 21 and 26; and 7 p.m. on Sunday and Tuesday, May 22 and 24.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.