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We Grown Now

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “We Grown Now” showing May 31-June 6 at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre.

Don’t be afraid to fly.

For Malik and Eric — two best friends who are more like brothers living in Cabrini-Green, Chicago — childhood brims with unbound possibilities that extend beyond their more than 15,000-person housing complex. They see their environment through the lens of a youthful, optimistic imagination. The year is 1992 — Michael Jordan is at the height of his success, and the two boys are blissfully carefree and bursting with potential.

Whether excelling at jumping competitions in the playground, dishing out hilariously juvenile jokes, or escaping the doldrums of school, the pair explore their world without caution or hesitation. At home, Malik’s mother, Dolores, strives to provide a loving foundation for her kids to flourish and where outside barriers don’t hinder their dreams. But when a tragic loss rocks their community, the boys’ friendship is tested despite their families’ efforts to prepare them for the turmoil.

Despite the greater forces at play, the boys know their lives matter, their aspirations are valid, and home is anywhere with the ones they love.

Punctuated with elements of visual wonder and youthful imagination, “We Grown Now” straddles the line between a powerful social drama and a heartwarming, realist tale of unconditional friendship. If growing up fast is inevitable for these young, charming heroes, they do so without losing sight of their dreams.

“We Grown Now” will be shown at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre May 31-June 6. Showtimes will be Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, May 31, June 1, 3 and 5 at 3:30 p.m.; and Tuesday and Thursday, June 4 and 6 at 6:30 p.m.

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.



Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre
2030 W. S.R. 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States
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(928) 282-1177