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Sneak peek: Sedona screening previews automotive film festival planned for 2015


Illustration courtesy Reels and Wheels Fest
Illustration courtesy Reels and Wheels Fest

At 1 p.m. Saturday, February 22, amid the red-rock splendor of one of Arizona’s primary tourist attractions, the 20th annual Sedona Film Festival will screen the movie 1, a documentary about Grand Prix racing and the drivers’ push to make the sport less dangerous for its heroes.

But the showing of the movie, and the presence in Sedona of director Paul Crowder for a post-screening question-and-answer session at the Sedona Performing Arts Center, is just a preview, as they say at the movies, of what’s coming in 2015.

The plan for the 21st Sedona Film Festival is to devote the first weekend of the event to the theme “Reels and Wheels: An Automobile Film Experience.”

Not only will auto-themed movies be shown inside the various Sedona theaters, but plans are being made for a drive-in style evening so members of car clubs and others can display their classic and custom cars and then sit back for an old-fashioned, 1950s-style evening of watching a movie under the stars.

Officials of the Sedona festival are working with the organizers of the Automotive Film & Arts Festival, which staged its inaugural event last summer on the Monterey Peninsula in northern California.

The plan, according to a statement by the auto film group, will be to “to bring automotive enthusiasts and film-lovers together to explore the world of automobiles through film, interactive displays, celebrity and driver meet-and-greets and a pavilion displaying famous movie cars.”

The 21st Sedona Film Festival is scheduled for February 19-March 1, 2015.

More details will be posted on the www.reelsandwheelsfest.com website.

Here’s the link to the trailer for 1: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2518788/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2


Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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