Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Nov 30, 2023 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Special Encore for World AIDS Day
Release Year:1993
Run Time:125 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jonathan Demme
Cast:Tom Hanks
Denzel Washington


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to partner with Northland Cares to present "Philadelphia" in honor and observance of World AIDS Day on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7:00 p.m.

“Philadelphia” — starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington — was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning in two categories: Best Actor for Tom Hanks and Best Original Song for Bruce Springsteen and “The Streets of Philadelphia”.

Fearing it would compromise his career, lawyer Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) hides his homosexuality and HIV status at a powerful Philadelphia law firm. But his secret is exposed when a colleague spots the illness's telltale lesions. Fired shortly afterwards, Beckett resolves to sue for discrimination, teaming up with Joe Miller (Denzel Washington), the only lawyer willing to help. In court, they face one of his ex-employer's top litigators, Belinda Conine (Mary Steenburgen).

All tickets are $10, with the proceeds benefiting Northland Cares.

Northland Cares is a non-profit organization specifically founded to meet the specialized needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in northern Arizona. The federal government estimates that between 1,200 and 1,400 individuals residing in this vast geographic, culturally diverse area are infected with HIV; however, only 10% of those people are currently enrolled in services. Their programs and services are designed to create opportunities for people impacted by HIV to engage in a healthy, whole, and vibrant life.  All services are provided in a nurturing, comfortable, caring, and professional environment and are provided regardless of ability to pay, language, sexual identity, mobility or other factors.