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Lion Ark Tickets Going Fast in Sedona

Posted: 25 February 2014


Lion Ark opens this week at the star-studded Sedona International Film Festival which boasts appearances from among Susan Sarandon, Morgan Spurlock, Stephanie Powers, Mariel Hemmingway, and Ed Asner. Advance tickets for the Lion Ark opening night are already sold out.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Mary D. Fisher Theatre)
Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 9:00 am (Harkins 1, Harkins Theaters)
Both screenings will be followed by Q&A sessions
with the filmmakers and leaders of the Bolivia rescue team Tim Phillips (Director) and Jan Creamer (Producer).


After selling out at the Beloit International Film Festival in Wisconsin last weekend, Lion Ark is on course to do the same in Arizona with tickets for Thursday night’s screening already on “rush only.” This follows sell-outs at Raindance, London, Mill Valley, CA and Starz Denver, Audience Choice Awards at San Diego Film Festival and Anchorage International Film Festival, and winning Best Documentary in Mississippi.

Last week Lion Ark became the first animal rights film to be nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding International Motion Picture. The prestigious Image Awards by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), America’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, celebrates “the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.”

Tim Phillips, Director of Lion Ark says: “We are really looking forward to the Lion Ark screenings at Sedona Film Festival, and believe people will really enjoy the film. We have been overwhelmed by the reaction of people to film as we have toured film festivals. Lion Ark is that rare thing, a film about a serious animal protection issue that has a happy ending and will leave you smiling. Lion Ark is an uplifting film that shows what people can do when they pull together and take action. It is a film about cooperation and working for a better world.

“This story doesn’t end with Lion Ark, it is about a dramatic worldwide shift in the treatment of animals for entertainment. People always ask at the Q&As ‘What next?’ and we are preparing right now for a similar rescue mission in Peru and pushing for the US to reintroduce legislation. I think that has really engaged audiences, they are seeing something exciting and dramatic and it is something that they can be involved in, and that they really can make a difference.”

After Sedona, Lion Ark will be heading to Nebraska for a screening at the Omaha Film Festival on Saturday 8th March. BUY TICKETS

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