Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Dec 1, 2023 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Encore for World AIDS Day
Release Year:2005
Run Time:135 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Chris Columbus
Cast:Anthony Rapp
Adam Pascal
Rosario Dawson
Jesse L. Martin
Wilson Jermaine Heredia
Idina Menzel
Tracie Thoms
Taye Diggs


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to partner with Northland Cares to present "Rent" in honor and observance of World AIDS Day on Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:00 p.m.

“Rent” the musical is based on the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical by Jonathan Larson.

Set at the dawn of the 1990s, a group of New Yorkers struggle with their careers, love lives and the effects of the AIDS epidemic on their community. Mark (Anthony Rapp), an aspiring filmmaker, and Roger (Adam Pascal), an HIV-positive musician, scramble for money to pay rent to their landlord and former roommate, Benny (Taye Diggs). Meanwhile, their friend Tom (Jesse L. Martin), a professor, has fallen for Angel (Wilson Jermaine Heredia), who is slowly dying of AIDS.

In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life in one truly powerful story.

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.