Fair of the Aeronauts brings Amazon Prime film down to earth in Phoenix

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On Saturday, Nov. 30, Phoenix’s Steele Indian School Park hosted the “The Fair of the Aeronauts,” an extravagant recreation of the World Fair that launches Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne to fame in 1862 in Amazon Prime Video’s new film The Aeronauts. The event included what was billed as the world’s first movie screening on a hot-air balloon, a functional replica of the “Mammoth” balloon, refreshments and entertainment from a legion of 19th-century performers.

The Aeronauts debuts in theaters Dec. 6 and on Amazon Prime Video Dec. 20. Watch the trailer:

In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and advancing scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them. But they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.

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Bob Leeper
Bob Leeper is the co-owner and manager of "Arizona’s Pop Culture and Alternative Art Network," Evermore Nevermore. He is the co-creator of the pop culture events Steampunk Street and ENCREDICON, and is a member of the Phoenix Film Critics Society. He also curates the Facebook fan site The Arizona Cave – AZ Fans of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and is one of the few brave and bold fans of Jar Jar Binks.
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