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War Story
Aug. 15-19


Academy Award-winner Ben Kingsley and Academy Award-nominee Catherine Keener star in the powerful new drama “War Story” which premiered at the Sundance Festival to critical and audience acclaim.
 
Lee (Catherine Keener) is a war photographer who has spent her adult life in the world’s most treacherous conflict zones, documenting the catastrophes of others. When we meet her, she has recently experienced her own horror after being taken hostage and brutalized in Libya.
 
Instead of returning to New York where her concerned colleagues and loved ones anxiously await her, Lee detours to Sicily instead, where she holes up in a small hotel to weather her PTSD on her own terms, not far from the home of her former lover and mentor Albert (Ben Kingsley).

 
 
As Lee struggles to recover from her psychic and physical wounds, she crosses paths with Hafsia (Hafsia Herzi), a young Tunisian migrant in need of safe passage to France, who bears a striking resemblance to a Libyan girl Lee photographed just before her capture. Desperate to connect, Lee tries to help Hafsia, and conquer her own formidable demons in the process.
 
“War Story” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Aug. 15-19. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15-16; and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 17-19.

Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

CLICK HERE to see a trailer of "War Story" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 89 minutes.
 


Beyond the Edge
Aug. 20


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present its premiere series with the one-night-only debut of the award-winning documentary “Beyond the Edge”. There will be two shows: Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
 
“Beyond the Edge” focuses on one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. The film documents the epic true journey of the heroic and triumphant ascent to the top of Mt. Everest by Edmund Hillary — a modest bee-keeper and keen mountaineer from Auckland New Zealand — and the very experienced Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay, of Nepal. Using original color archival footage and photographs from the time, seamlessly interwoven with interviews as well as dramatic re-creations of the ascent, this is a high-altitude ‘fly on the wall’ look inside one of the most inhospitable environments on earth and man’s ability to conquer.  
 
In 1953, the ascent of Everest remained the last of Earth’s great challenges. Standing at over 29,000ft, the world’s highest mountain posed a fearsome challenge and had already claimed thirteen lives in previous expeditions.

 
 
Faced with treacherous winds, sub-zero temperatures and battling altitude sickness, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay finally achieved the impossible and became the first men to stand atop Everest. It was an event that stunned the world and defined an era.
 
Sir Edmund Hillary’s incredible achievement remains one of the greatest adventure stories of all time; the epic journey of a man from modest beginnings who overcame adversity to reach the highest point on Earth.
 
Both a classic triumph of the underdog story and a gripping, cinematic experience, “Beyond the Edge” is a tale of human endurance, tenacity and courage in the face of overwhelming odds.
 
For the first time ever, and with the support of the Hillary family, Sir Edmund’s story is brought to life on the big screen, ‘relived’ using both original color footage and photographs and dramatized recreations of the assault in stunning high definition.
 
“Beyond the Edge” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

CLICK HERE to see a trailer of "Beyond the Edge" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 90 minutes.
 


Yangsi
Aug. 21: Alive Mind Cinema Series


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to continue its Alive Mind Cinema Series with the one-night-only debut of the award-winning film “Yangsi” on Thursday, Aug. 21. There will be two shows at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
 
Recognized as the reincarnation (‘yangsi’) of one of the most revered Tibetan Masters of the 20th century, Ugyen Tenzin Jigme Lhundrup must train to perpetuate this legacy, ultimately assuming his full responsibilities at age 18. YANGSI follows this unfolding story over fourteen years, bringing to light with unusual intimacy the experience of being “recognized”, both on the part of the young child, and for his family, his teachers, and his future disciples. A narration by the Yangsi himself adds poignant candor to this question, as he gives voice to his doubts and concerns, as well as his determination and conviction.

 
 
The film begins with a Yangsi at age four as he prepares to leave his family and enter the care of his predecessor’s regent (and grandson), Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche. We hear his father and mother express their sadness at the child’s departure along with their conviction that this is the right path ahead. This portion of the film includes a dramatic enthronement ceremony of the young child before thousands of devotees and patrons from the many lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as a sensational outpouring of support from the lay population, both Tibetan and Western.
 
How the Yangsi will be trained becomes the central question of the film’s middle section. His teachers seek to guide his development between traditional and modern influences. He plays basketball and watches TV alongside a demanding regime of memorization, debate and ritual training. Throughout, we watch his unique relationship unfold with Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, his spiritual mentor, parent-figure, and friend. On his part, Rabjam Rinpoche feels great devotion to this young boy who is, in no uncertain terms for Rabjam Rinpoche, the reincarnation of his grandfather, Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
 
As the Yangsi matures, we watch him grapple with the notion that, according to Tibetan Buddhist belief, he is a reincarnation of such a powerful and respected master. During a world tour, he wonders aloud during a youth audience why his teachers chose this “weird young boy” for the role. Yet in everyday events we witness him chart a course through his challenges, one that leads him to a genuine discovery of what this unique inheritance means to him.

 
“Yangsi” is part of the Alive Mind Cinema Series, showing in theatres around the world. Alive Mind Cinema releases critically-acclaimed and transformative films that present the power of art and spirituality to transform how we see our world. 
 
“Yangsi” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

CLICK HERE to see a trailer of "Yangsi" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 82 minutes.
 


Jimmie Walker LIVE!
Three Shows: Aug. 22-24


Award-winning, world-renowned television star and comedian Jimmie Walker brings brings his “Dyn-O-Mite” stand-up comedy show to Sedona when he performs live on the Goldenstein Stage at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.  There will be three performances Aug. 22-24, presented by the Sedona International Film Festival.
 
Rising from the streets of New York's ghettos to television superstardom, Jimmie Walker personifies the great American success story. His catch phrase "Dyn-o-mite!" is part of the modern vernacular, and he became such a major celebrity in the 1970's that Time Magazine named him "Comedian of the Decade.

 
 
Born in 1947, Jimmie was on stage at the African Room in Manhattan by 1969 along with a few other up and coming talents, including Bette Midler, David Brenner and Steve Landesberg. Brenner was the first to get his big break and then helped Walker and the others, moving them all to Budd Friedman's Improv in New York where they occasionally got some valuable stage time. To top it all off, Walker spent a year as the youngest MC in the history of the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem.
 
In those early days, doing "The Tonight Show" was a direct line to the Big Time. Jimmie's first guest shot was successful beyond anyone's expectations. Dan Rowan, who had seen the show, immediately flew Jimmie to Los Angeles to guest on a "Laugh In" special. That was followed by a second guest spot on "Jack Paar", and a contract with CBS to perform each week as the audience warm-up for the sitcom "Carlucci's Department."

 
Spotted by the casting director for Norman Lear of "All in the Family" fame, Jimmie accepted a part in Lear's new urban-styled comedy series, "Good Times." The role of the broadly strutting, wisecracking J.J. Evans would launch him into television superstardom. "Dyn-o-mite!" was the phrase that made him famous nationwide. As "Good Times" enjoyed a six year run, Walker's fame grew exponentially. He was the first winner of the NAACP Image Award, and won a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
 
Even with his demanding television schedule, Jimmie continued to appear as the headliner at top comedy clubs, including the world famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles. His joke writing team included a young David Letterman, Jay Leno and Byron Allen.
 
Walker's television work would lead to movie roles, like boxer Bootney Farnsworth in "Let's Do it Again," co-starring with entertainment luminaries Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby. Jimmie also released a smash comedy album, "Dyn-o-mite!" that went gold. When "Good Times" ended in 1979, Aaron Spelling offered Walker a starring role in the short-lived "B.A.D. Cats" and returned to cast him again in 1983 in "At Ease", an ABC series about a bunch of United States Army misfits. He also landed choice roles in films like "Airplane!" and "Airport '79", and was a regular on television shows like "The Love Boat" and "Fantasy Island". In recent years he's made scene-stealing appearances on "The George Lopez Show", "Everybody Hates Chris" with Chris Rock, and "Scrubs".

 
But despite all Jimmie's success on the big and small screens, stand-up comedy remains his first love. Walker currently tours the country 35 to 45 weeks a year performing live, and guesting on game shows and late night television. In his spare time he writes scripts for TV and movies, and continues to enjoy a comedy career now approaching five decades.
 
There will be three performances of Jimmie Walker’s comedy show Aug. 22-24. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22 and 23; and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Aug. 24. Tickets are $20 general admission and $17 for Film Festival members and students. All tickets include a meet-and-greet with Jimmie Walker in the lobby after the show.
 
For tickets and performance information, call 928-282-1177 or click on the link below. Both the Sedona International Film Festival Office and the Mary D. Fisher Theatre are located at 2030 W. SR 89A in West Sedona.

CLICK HERE to order tickets for "Jimmie Walker LIVE!" online now.

Show runtime is approximately 80 minutes.
 


Land Ho!
Aug. 22-26


A pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law sets off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth in the new comedy “Land Ho!”. Their picturesque adventures, from trendy Reykjavík to rugged outback, are a throwback to classic road comedies as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship.
 
Back when they were brothers-in-law, married to two sisters, Mitch (Earl Lynn Nelson) and Colin (Paul Eenhoorn) were close friends, but they drifted apart as Mitch and his wife divorced and Colin’s wife died. Now Mitch, a retired surgeon who can’t quite admit to being retired, recruits a reluctant Colin on a holiday to Iceland — just the ticket to perk up a pair who have endured their share of disappointments but still have a spirit of adventure in them.

 
 
Brassy, relentlessly cheery, and prone to colorfully profane language, Southerner Mitch is the live wire of the duo. Colin, a more reserved Australian, is picking up the pieces after a second marriage gone sour. For both men, aging, loneliness, and disenchantment are silent adversaries to be countered with gumption.
 
As their rented SUV pilots them deeper into the Icelandic hinterlands, Colin and Mitch encounter fellow adventurers, get on each others’ nerves, play movie trivia games, get lost on the moonless moors, grouse about their sons, speak of regrets, and marvel at Iceland’s otherworldly beauty. The vast, haunting landscapes — moss-coated cliffs, fog-shrouded mountains, geothermal pools — form a primordial Eden, the perfect backdrop for the friends’ escapades.
 
Critics and audiences are raving about “Land Ho!” The New York Times calls it “a delightfully funny road movie about two longtime friends.” The Wall Street Journal calls it “a breakout film in every way”, and Variety heralds it as “a gorgeous, joyous film”.
 
“Land Ho!” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Aug. 22-26. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23; and 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 25-26.  

Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

CLICK HERE to see a trailer of "Land Ho!" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 95 minutes.
 


Begin Again
Aug. 23-26


The latest film from writer-director John Carney (Once), “Begin Again” is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together.
 
Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.

 
 
An unlikely pair who are brought together by equal parts inspiration and desperation, the film follows them as their musical partnership develops into a deep friendship, and their lives take unexpected turns.
 
“Begin Again” documents the power of music to change the lives and fortunes of two struggling souls.
 
“Begin Again” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Aug. 23-26. Showtimes will be 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23; 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24; and 4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 25-26. 
 
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

CLICK HERE to see a trailer of "Begin Again" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 104 minutes.
 


The Sedona Faith and Family Film Festival:
BROKEN! FREE SCREENING!

 
SUNDAY, Aug. 24, 2014
4:30 PM

at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre
 
Based on true events, Broken is a gritty and controversial, yet honest depiction of a troubled teen searching for answers in all the wrong places.  It's a story that screams to be told.
 
Kids today are trying everything -- taking experiences to dangerous new levels, searching for the next new high -- but is it working?  One in twelve teens will cut themselves, and more will inflict self-harm.  One in five will experience depression.  One in six will consider suicide, and one in twelve will attempt it.  So, are kids better off or are they more miserable than ever?  Maybe the whole process is broken.
 
"Poignant" and "Inspiring" Broken is a high-stakes game of cat and mouse that eventually leads a wayward kid and his pursuers to the top of a hundred foot cliff, and a choice that will change everything and everyone. 
 
Please Note: This movie is not suitable for younger children.  Please screen the preview and call if you have any questions.  Please, recommend 13 years and older to attend.
 
Call or Text to Reserve Advance Tickets
Laura Aronson 928-300-1477

 
Visit us at:  www.FB.com/FaithAndFamilySedona
 
CLICK HERE to see a trailer of the film.
 


FREE FILM!
Fact or Fiction: The Life and Times of a Ping Pong Hustler
Wednesday, Aug. 27


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a community appreciation evening of FREE film screenings with the one-night-only debut of the new documentary “Fact or Fiction: The Life and Times of a Ping Pong Hustler”. There will be two shows: Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. All tickets are free of charge.
 
“Fact or Fiction: The Life and Times of a Ping Pong Hustler” is a chronicle of the final three years of Marty Reisman’s life, a former international table tennis champion-turned-money player. Pursuing notoriety through his idiosyncratic lifestyle and motivated by his love of fame and ping pong, he inadvertently has to face his biggest fear: mortality.
 
Shot over three years, the film follows Marty - a complex mix of childlike excitement, eccentric narcissism and constant charm - as he negotiates between pride, the denial of old age, past defeats and the decline of his fame and fortune, as well as his devoted wife Yoshiko’s health, all while clinging onto the hope that his own life and career are just beginning to blossom.

 
 
The film’s observational style, combined with rare archive footage and interviews with key New York and London society characters such Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson and eminent psychotherapist George Weinberg, work to tell the story of one of America’s greatest and most unconventional sports stars at a critical juncture in his life, whilst addressing the wider themes of mortality, immortality and the pursuit of legacy and legend.

 
The Washington Post calls Marty Reisman "an incomparable table tennis exhibitionist, quipster, actor, artist, for 25 years the most charismatic player in this country."  Sir Harold Evans with the New York Times says Marty Reisman was a wizard at table tennis, the sport in which he captured national championships, won and lost fortunes on wagers and moved crowds to laughter — sometimes using a frying pan as a paddle.”                                  
 
“Fact or Fiction” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 4 and 7 p.m. All tickets are free and can be reserved by calling 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

CLICK HERE to see a trailer of "Fact or Fiction" and to order FREE tickets online.

Film runtime is 60 minutes.
 


American Mustang
Thursday, Aug. 28


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present its premiere series with the one-night-only debut of the award-winning documentary “American Mustang”. There will be two shows: Thursday, Aug. 28 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
 
An artful blend of exquisite nature documentary and character-driven narrative, the majestic wild horses of the American West are revealed as never before in stereoscopic high definition in “American Mustang”. The wonder in a girl’s eye pulls us into the drama that unfolds on hundreds of millions of acres of public land. Battle lines have been long carved into the landscape, and the players are deeply entrenched. Yet, as the subtle choreography that has evolved over thousands of years begins, we are captivated. The intricate dance between a man and a wild horse presents lessons for us all.
 
The film blends documentary footage shot in 8 locations across the Western United States with a compelling narrative story to create a unique hybrid that brings the wild horse issue to life. “American Mustang” aims to start a constructive dialogue about the current management of wild horses and ignite a passion for the preservation of wild horses on the western range.

 
 
“American Mustang” — narrated by Daryl Hannah — is a labor of love for filmmaker and animal advocate Ellie Price. She is one of the country’s leading voices for saving wild horses, working together with the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign to stop the inhumane roundup and government stockpiling of these iconic herds.
 
After personally rescuing more than 200 wild horses and establishing a wildlife sanctuary for them in Northern California, Price realized that rescue and adoption alone cannot address the larger issue of keeping hoses in the wild where they belong.  In an effort to push the Bureau of Land Management to reform their practices in favor of humane birth control over roundup and eradication, Price decided to make “American Mustang” and bring the issue to a larger audience.
 
“American Mustang” has been heralded by the Huffington Post as “Sweeping and intimate; a visually stunning love song and call to action”. 
 
“American Mustang” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

CLICK HERE to see a trailer of "American Mustang" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 72 minutes.
 


Duran Duran: Unstaged
One night only: Wednesday, Sept. 10


The iconic British rock band Duran Duran will take over US movie theaters — including the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona — on Wednesday, Sept. 10 for a one-night-only showing of the film “Duran Duran: Unstaged”. This movie showcases the band’s concert at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, which was part of the American Express Unstaged concert series that celebrated the band’s “All You Need Is Now” album and world tour. Screenvision in alliance with Phase 4 Films will screen the film in over 300 locations.
 
The film was directed by award-winning filmmaker David Lynch (The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive). Known for his unique cinematic style that masterfully blends extraordinary imagery and sound design, Lynch has captured the band’s performance in a ground-breaking, creative way that will provide fans with a visually stunning in-theater viewing experience.

 
“Duran Duran: Unstaged” features all four original members of Duran Duran: Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor. The band performs 18 songs, including “Hungry Like the Wolf”, “A View to Kill”, “Ordinary World” and “Rio.” Special guests include Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), Beth Ditto (Gossip), Kelis and long-time collaborator, Mark Ronson.
 
The film is quite unlike any concert-doc experience ever put on screen. “Duran Duran: Unstaged” is a dream collaboration that presents the band’s energy and Lynch’s playful interventions on the grand scale they so uniquely merit.
 
“We are all very proud to have worked in partnership with the legendary David Lynch on this project. It was a tremendously rewarding and exhilarating experience,” said Simon Le Bon.
 
“David is a visionary artist, his work is always surprising and beautifully strange – so it was a surreal dream collaboration for us to work with him and to become the subjects of one of his films,” said Nick Rhodes. “When we first discussed the notion of working together, we bonded over a shared desire to create a truly unique live film. I felt confident we could rely upon David to conjure up something stylish, experimental, handmade and innovative. He surpassed all of our wildest expectations.”

 
Duran Duran is one of the most ground-breaking British bands of the last three decades. With over 100 million records sold, 30 UK Top 20 hits, 18 American hit singles, and six prestigious ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’, Duran Duran has shown that throughout the years, they continue to thrill with the same venerable vigor and enthusiasm of their earliest records, delivering to fans the songs they remember and new ones to love with the creative momentum to propel them into the next decade and beyond.
 
There will be one show only of “Duran Duran: Unstaged” on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12.50 for Film Festival members and students.
 
Click the link below to order tickets online. For tickets and additional performance information, call 928-282-1177. Both the Sedona International Film Festival Office and the Mary D. Fisher Theatre are located at 2030 W. SR 89A in West Sedona.

CLICK HERE to order tickets for "Duran Duran: Unstaged" online now.

Production runtime is 112 minutes.
 

The Mary D. Fisher Theatre is located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A
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