The Arizona International Film Festival, which highlights new films by independent filmmakers will be showing films at DesertView on April 23 and April 30 at 2:15 and 7 p.m. The same films are shown at both times and admission to either screening is $3 (cash only).

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On Tuesday, April 23 the group is showing two films – both having a musical theme. “Zoom” is a short documentary about Burt Schneider and Ray Lindstrom who were high school seniors in Tucson in 1959. These two creative young men began a record company, which cut 45s of rock and roll music. Local men like Pete Ronstadt are also featured in this film.

The feature film of this program is called “Taking Charge - Pauly Cohen Story”. It depicts the life of an outstanding trumpeter from the era of jazz who played with bands like Count Bassie, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw and more. He is now 90 years old and still plays with his band of senior musicians in Miami, Florida.

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