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Around the World in a Bad Mood:
Confessions of a Flight Attendant
Live Theatre: March 27-29


Fourth show added BY POPULAR DEMAND! Sunday, March 29 at 4 pm!

Renowned author and entertainer Rene Foss comes to Sedona with her award-winning, outrageously funny one-woman show “Around the World in a Bad Mood: Confessions of a Flight Attendant” — March 27-29. This uproarious, live theatrical event will be presented by the Sedona International Film Festival on the Goldenstein Stage at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
 
“Around the World in a Bad Mood” is written and performed by real-life flight attendant Rene Foss. It is a humorous look at the flight attendant profession and the air travel industry from the perspective of a 24 year veteran.  A 90-minute romp through in flight debacles, security strip teases, pistol packing pilots, a six week unpaid training program, and brief historical overview of the profession.
 
Anyone who works in the airline industry or has ever traveled on an airplane will appreciate the material and Foss’ hilarious stage antics.  The show is based on her popular book “Around the World in a Bad Mood: Confessions of a Flight Attendant.”

   
 
Originally from Minneapolis, Foss just began her 20th year as a flight attendant for a major U.S. carrier. Initially this show was a 5-person cabaret act that premiered in Greenwich Village. After a feature story in The New York Times, Hyperion Publishing (Disney) approached her about adapting the act into a book. The book was relased in 2002 and has sold over 40,000 copies. Later that year Richard Frankel Production suggested she develop the act/book into a one-woman touring show. It premiered at The Edinburgh Festival in Scotland and is now playing in cities across the country. Ms. Foss has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, Cold Pizza, and NPR and has been feature in The New York Times, USA Today, and Self Magazine.
 
Tom Brokaw from NBC News calls the show: “A first class ticket to laughs about the wacky world of travel.” The Los Angeles Times calls it: “WICKEDLY PLAYFUL!”
 
“HILARIOUS! Four Stars. A charming romp through life in the clouds,” raves The Edinburgh List.
 
There will be three performances of “Around the World in a Bad Mood” March 27-29. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28; and a 2 p.m. afternoon matinee on Sunday, March 29. Fourth show added BY POPULAR DEMAND! Sunday, March 29 at 4 pm!
 
Tickets are $15 general admission and $13 for Film Festival members and students. All tickets include a meet-and-greet with Rene Foss 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 "Around the World in a Bad Mood" online.

Show runtime is 90 minutes.
 


Timbuktu (Academy Award nominee)
March 27-31


“Timbuktu” was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film this year. It has been winning awards around the world, and critics and audiences are raving about it. It also received eight César Award Nominations (France’s equivalent of the Oscars), including Best Picture.
 
Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their shepherd.
 
In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences.
 
Kidane and his family had been spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu, but when their destiny changes abruptly, Kidane must face the new laws of the foreign occupants.

 
The New York Times calls the film “breathtaking” and raves “This is not just a timely movie, it is a great one!” The Wall Street Journal say the film is “astonishing, powerful and transcendent” and “throbs with humanity and abounds in extraordinary images.” And Glenn Kenny from RogerEbert.com calls it “a jaw-dropping piece of filmmaking!”
 
“Timbuktu” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre March 27-31. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28; and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31.  

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 "Timbuktu" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 97 minutes.
 


Leviathan (Academy Award nominee)
March 29-31


“Leviathan” won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language film and was nominated for the Academy Award for the same category. The Hollywood Reporter calls it “The Best Film of the Year!” The New York Daily News calls it “a modern masterpiece!”
 
“Leviathan” is the latest drama from Andrey Zvyagintsev, the acclaimed director of “The Return”. Kolya lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya and his son Roma from a previous marriage.

The town’s corrupt mayor Vadim Shelevyat is determined to take away his business, his house, as well as his land. First the Mayor tries buying off Kolya, but Kolya unflinchingly fights as hard as he can so as not to lose everything he owns including the beauty that has surrounded him from the day he was born. Facing resistance, the mayor starts being more aggressive.

 
When a man feels the tight grip of anxiety in the face of need and uncertainty, when he gets overwhelmed with hazy images of the future, scared for his loved ones, and fearful of death on the prowl, what can he do except give up his freedom and free will, and hand these treasures over willingly to a trustworthy person in exchange for deceptive guarantees of security, social protection, or even of an illusory community?
 
“Leviathan” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre March 29-31. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, March 29 and 30; and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31. 
 
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 "Leviathan" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 140 minutes.
 


Behind the Beautiful Forevers
National Theatre of London: March 30


The National Theatre of London continues its season with “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” showing in Sedona on Monday, March 30 at 4 p.m. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
 
Meera Syal returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).
 
Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.

 
 
India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.
 
But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighborhood.

 
Critics are raving about the production, which is getting 4- and 5-star reviews from every major publication.
 
‘A triumph for David Hare and Meera Syal.’ — Guardian
 
‘David Hare’s adaptation of Katharine Boo’s acclaimed study of a Mumbai slum breaks new ground for the National.’ — Observer
 
‘Compelling. Unforgettably communications a world in which life is cheap.’ — Daily Telegraph
 
‘Magnificent. Rufus Norris’s production has a humane, dignified sweep that captivates.’ — Independent
 
“Behind the Beautiful Forevers” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Monday, March 30 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177 or online at the link below. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

CLICK HERE to see a trailer of "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" and to order tickets online.

Production runtime is 2 hours, 30 minutes (including intermission)
 


The Phantom of the Opera Encore!
Mary D. Fisher Theatre 3-Year Anniversary: April 1


Broadway returns to Sedona on Wednesday, April 1 when the Sedona International Film Festival celebrates the 3-year anniversary of its Mary D. Fisher Theatre by hosting the big screen encore of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s biggest and most celebrated musical “The Phantom of the Opera”. There will be two shows at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. All tickets are only $3 each in honor of this special 3-year anniversary celebration.  
 
“We are honored to bring back the musical event that we presented when we opened the theatre three years ago,” said festival director Patrick Schweiss. “This special encore is our way of saying thank you to all of Sedona and the Verde Valley for supporting our theatre, our festival and all of our events.”
 
A few years ago, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera”, Cameron Mackintosh produced a unique, spectacular staging of the musical on a scale which had never been seen before. Inspired by the original staging by Hal Prince and Gillian Lynne, this special event features over 200 cast members, orchestra musicians and luminaries involved with “The Phantom of the Opera” over the past 25 years.
 
With a fully-staged, lavish production, set in the sumptuous Victorian splendor of the Royal Albert Hall in London, the event has captivated cinema audiences around the world. “The Phantom of the Opera” is Broadway’s longest running show and has been seen by over 100 million people worldwide.

 
Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, he haunts the grand Paris Opera House. Sheltered from the outside world in an underground cavern, the lonely, romantic man tutors and composes operas for Christine Daaé, a gorgeous young soprano star-to-be. The love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine is so strong that even her heart cannot resist. As Christine’s star rises, and a handsome suitor from her past enters the picture, the Phantom grows mad, terrorizing the opera house owners and company with his murderous ways. Still, Christine finds herself drawn to the mystery man.
 
“The Phantom of the Opera” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on one day only: Wednesday, April 1 at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. All tickets are only $3 for this special 3-year anniversary celebration. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177 or online at the link below. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

CLICK HERE to see a trailer of "The Phantom of the Opera" and to order tickets online.

Production runtime is 2 hours, 40 minutes.
 


FleaBitten: Good Buys Gone Bad
Live Theatre: April 2-4


The creators and performers of the popular “Assisted Living: The Musical” return to Sedona by popular demand with their brand new comedy “FleaBitten: Good Buys Gone Bad”. It will be performed by its authors Rick Compton and Betsy Bennett, who are currently doing a national tour of the production. This outrageous, live theatrical event will be presented by the Sedona International Film Festival at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre. There will be three performances April 2-4.
 
“FleaBitten” (aka A Day at the Flea Market) delivers non-stop laughs from the opening scene. The two performers play 15 different characters in this engaging, hilarious live production.
 
Ever been to a flea market? Not those weekend, temporary things, but permanent ones selling everything from home paternity tests to autographed pictures of Jesus? Where everything is real as you believe it to be? 
 
“FleaBitten: Good Buys Gone Bad” — the latest show from Compton & Bennett — is a joyful romp through what used to be called a thieves-and-fleas market. Flea markets are houses of haggle and confabs of the counterfeit, and “FleaBitten” exploits those. But the show also explores the heart and hopefulness required to work in such a setting.

 

The vendors here at this Flea Market put the fun in dysfunction. Part carnie, part clerk, and all heart, they convolute their way through life with answers that can't work but somehow do. Like hairdresser Earlene, whose wigs are "100% locally grown … I swept up every strand myself", Ariel, who is there because of an itinerant mime and a PA announcer who turns adversities into ads. And Juan and Maria secured love, riches and green cards there.

Chris Silk of the Naples Daily News said he laughed so hard, he snorted his drink out of his nose. Florida Weekly calls it "brilliant buffoonery." Actual flea market vendors have roared, and then looked around with chagrin, as they recognize themselves.    

Whether you've been to flea market or not, “FleaBitten” shows the sordid, silly side of what really goes on behind the bargains.
 
There will be three performances of “FleaBitten: Good Buys Gone Bad”:  Thursday, April 2 at 4 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and $13 for Film Festival members and students. All tickets include a meet-and-greet with Compton and Bennett in the lobby after each 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 "FleaBitten" online now.

Production runtime is 90 minutes.
 


Cake
April 2-8


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the critic and audience sensation “Cake” starring Golden Globe winner and nominee Jennifer Aniston. The film will show April 2-8 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
 
Aniston received a Golden Globe nomination and Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role for “Cake”, and critics are calling this a career-defining performance from her. Peter Travers from Rolling Stone Magazine raves “Jennifer Aniston is triumphant and cuts straight to the heart!” Rex Reed from The New York Observer calls it “an impressive film by Daniel Barnz — you will want to cheer!”
 
“Cake” also features an award-winning, stellar ensemble cast including Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Adriana Barraza, Sam Worthington and Anna Kendrick.
 
“Cake” takes us on an inspiring and emotional journey with a woman trying to navigate her way through personal redemption.
 
Claire Simmons (Jennifer Aniston) is in pain. Her physical pain is evident in the scars that line her body and the way she carries herself, wincing with each tentative step. She’s no good at hiding her emotional pain either. She has driven away her husband, her friends — even her chronic pain support group has kicked her out.

 
 
The only one left in Claire’s otherwise solitary existence is her housekeeper-turned-caretaker, Silvana (Academy Award-nominee Adriana Barraza). But the suicide of Nina — one of Claire’s fellow chronic-pain group members (Academy Award-nominee Anna Kendrick) — prompts another fixation. In pursuing questions about the death of a woman she barely knew, Claire explores the boundaries between life and death, abandonment and heartbreak, danger and salvation. As she inserts herself into the lives of Nina’s husband (Sam Worthington) and the son Nina left behind, Claire just might find salvation.

 
“An Oscar-worthy performance for Jennifer Aniston in an inspiring film about rediscovering your life,” raves renowned critic Pete Hammond.
 
“Cake” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre April 2-8. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 2; 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 3-4; 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7; and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8.  
 
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 "Cake" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 102 minutes.
 


Vikings: Life and Legend — from the British Museum
April 6


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to partner with the Sedona Arts Center to present ‘Vikings: Life and Legend’ from the British Museum on Monday, April 6. There will be two shows at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.  
 
Vikings from the British Museum gives cinema audiences an exclusive private view of the BP exhibition “Vikings: Life and Legend”, the British Museum’s first major exhibition on the Vikings in over 30 years.
 
Introduced by historians and broadcasters Michael Wood and Bettany Hughes, and featuring Exhibition Curator Gareth Williams and British Museum Director Neil MacGregor, Vikings from the British Museum will take the viewer through the exhibition, getting up close to objects and exploring the global contacts of the Vikings — ships and swords, burials and beliefs, language and legacy.

 
 
The exhibition and cinema event focus on the core period of the Viking Age – the late 8th to the early 11th century AD. The extraordinary Viking expansion from the Scandinavian homelands during this era created a cultural network from the Caspian Sea to the North Atlantic, and from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean. Warfare and warrior identity are at the center of what it meant to be a Viking and contact with other lands was often violent. Objects include recently excavated skeletons from a mass grave of executed Vikings, armor and weapons. But there is also fine jewelry, sculpture and metalwork which was traded as well as raided across the globe. 
 
At the center of the exhibition and cinema event is Roskilde 6, the longest Viking ship ever found. Kristiane Straetkvern, conservator at the National Museum of Denmark, will talk about the exciting find, excavation and conservation of the ship timbers found in a Danish harbour. Yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston will relive his transatlantic voyage testing Viking navigation. Craftsmen from the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall will construct the prow of a Viking ship to show what made these vessels so spectacular. A replica ship will be installed in front of the Museum and a Viking burial will take place, culminating in a theatrical boat burial lit by a ritual procession of flaming torches carried by Viking warriors. 

 
This special feature will also explore how through our languages, our poetry, our names and place names – even our DNA – we can see how many of us are connected across time to the Vikings. With practical demonstrations and stunning close-up photography of Viking objects in the exhibition, the Vikings from the British Museum cinema event will be a reminder of how the Vikings have shaped our modern lives. 
 
“Vikings: Life and Legend” from the British Museum will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on one day only: Monday, April 6 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival or Sedona Arts Center members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or 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 "Vikings" and to order tickets online.

Program runtime is 90 minutes.
 


Candice Bergen in conversation with Harry Smith
Live from NY's 92nd Street Y: April 8


New York’s famous 92nd Street Y returns to Sedona on Wednesday, April 8 when the Sedona International Film Festival hosts Candice Bergen in conversation with Harry Smith. The event will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre, live as it is happening in New York. 
 
Join beloved "Murphy Brown" star Candice Bergen as she recounts with wit and charisma the stories of her career, love and motherhood.

 
In her new memoir “A Fine Romance”, five-time Emmy award, two Golden Globe winning and Oscar-nominated actress shares stories from her extraordinary life: her marriage to acclaimed French director Louis Malle, the birth of daughter Chloe, her hit show "Murphy Brown" and being pulled into the 1992 presidential campaign by Dan Quayle, widowhood, falling in love again and watching her daughter blossom. She is like the honest best friend everyone wants by the fireside.
 
“A Fine Romance” begins with Bergen’s charming first husband, French director Louis Malle, whose huge appetite for life broadened her horizons and whose occasional darkness never diminished their love for each other. But her real romance begins when she discovers overpowering love for her daughter Chloe after years of ambivalence about motherhood. As Chloe grows up, Bergen finds her comic genius in the biggest TV role of the 80s, "Murphy Brown."
 
Fifteen years into their marriage, Malle is diagnosed with cancer, and Candice is unflinching in describing her and Chloe’s despair over his death. But after years of widowhood, she feels the sweet shock of finding a different kind of soulmate. Candice takes us through the first years of her new marriage and shares the bittersweetness of watching Chloe leave home and flourish. Always an exquisite beauty, she also shares the comedy of finally losing a battle against those damn wrinkles and extra pounds.

 
One of television’s most distinguished journalists, Harry Smith is an NBC News Correspondent who joined the network as a Correspondent for "Rock Center with Brian Williams" in July 2011. A news reporter and anchor for more than 30 years, Smith hosted the CBS News morning shows "The Early Show" and its predecessor "CBS This Morning" for 17 years and served as a senior correspondent for CBS News and substitute anchors for the "CBS Evening News," "Face the Nation" and "CBS News Sunday Morning." He also hosted the A&E series "Biography."
 
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the festival office. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. Call 928-282-1177 for tickets and information.

CLICK HERE to order tickets for "Candice Bergen: 92Y" online now.

Program runtime is 90 minutes.
 


In the Courtyard
Rendezvous with French Cinema: April 9


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to wrap up the Rendezvous with French Cinema Series with the one-night-only debut of the award-winning “In the Courtyard” — starring Academy Award-nominee Catherine Deneuve — on Thursday, April 9. There will be two shows at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
 
Forty-year-old musician Antoine (Gustave Kervern) suddenly decides to end his career. After several days’ aimless wandering, he is hired as the caretaker of an old residential building in Paris. Mathilde (Catherine Deneuve) is a recently retired resident, generous-spirited and deeply involved with the management company of the building.
 
After she discovers a crack in her living room wall, Mathilde’s worry gradually turns to panic — what if the building were to collapse? Slowly, Antoine develops a fondness for this woman he is afraid will slip into madness. Through a confusion of misfires and anxiety, the two develop an awkward friendship — funny yet solid — which might just get them through this difficult patch.

 
 
Rendezvous with French Cinema — a co-presentation of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films — attests to the sheer variety and vitality of contemporary French filmmaking. The lineup includes established masters, critics’ favorites, and actor-turned-directors who have fully come into their own as filmmakers, alongside some of the emerging talent from what has been called France’s next New Wave.
 
“In the Courtyard” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday, April 9 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 "In the Courtyard" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 97 minutes.
 

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