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NOW SHOWING and COMING ATTRACTIONS at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre:

 
 

 

Listen Up Philip
Dec. 19-23


A complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy, “Listen Up Philip” is a literary look at the triumph of reality over the human spirit.
 
Anger rages in Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley (Elisabeth Moss), and his own indifference to promoting the novel. When Philip’s idol Ike Zimmerman (Jonathan Pryce) offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject—himself.

 
 
Following up his critically acclaimed “The Color Wheel”, Alex Ross Perry scripts a complex, intimate and highly idiosyncratic comedy filled with New Yorkers living their lives somewhere between individuality and isolation. Schwartzman leads an impressive cast including Elisabeth Moss, Krysten Ritter and Jonathan Pryce, balancing Perry’s quick-witted dialogue and their characters’ painful, personal truths. With narration by Eric Bogosian, we switch perspectives as seasons and attitudes change, offering a literary look into the lives of these individuals and the triumph of reality over the human spirit.
 
Critics are raving about “Listen Up Philip”. It was a Critics’ Pick in all major newspapers, including the New York Times, which called the film “Exhilarating! A sharp, sometimes gaspingly funny exploration of art and life.” Critic Andrew O’Hehir from Salon Magazine raves “Invigorating! One of the most ambitious and exciting American films of the year!”
 
“Listen Up Philip” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Dec. 19-23. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19-20; and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 21-23.

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 "Listen Up Philip" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 108 minutes.
 


Art and Craft
Dec. 19-23


“Art and Craft” was just shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Film. It is one of 15 films vying for the five nominations and, potentially, the big win!
 
When one of the most prolific art forgers in US history is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con.
 
Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn't in it for money. Posing as a philanthropic donor, a grieving executor of a family member’s will, and most recently as a Jesuit priest, Landis has given away hundreds of works over the years to a staggering list of institutions across the United States.  But after duping Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar who ultimately discovers the decades-long ruse and sets out to expose his philanthropic escapades to the art world, Landis must confront his own legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop.

 
However, stopping isn’t as simple as it might appear. Landis, it turns out, struggles with mental illness and over the years he’s developed an outright “addiction to philanthropy” as his elaborate cons offer him the chance to cultivate connection and respect.  “Art and Craft” starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity – but what emerges is an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose.

 
“Art and Craft” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Dec. 19-23. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19-20; and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 21-23. 
 
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 "Art and Craft" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 89 minutes.
 


Mr. Kaplan
Dec. 26-30


“Mr. Kaplan” is Uruguay’s official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. Critics and audiences are raving about the film. The Hollywood Reporter says the film is “eminently likeable! This highly amusing crowd-pleaser represents Uruguay’s best shot ever at the Best Foreign Language Oscar."
 
A hilarious, crowd-pleasing dark comedy, “Mr. Kaplan” revolves around a Jewish retiree who is convinced that the shy, old German owner of a local seafront restaurant is in fact a former Nazi.
 
Jacob Kaplan lives an ordinary life in Uruguay. Like many of his other Jewish friends, Jacob fled Europe for South America because of World War II. But now turning 76, he’s become rather grumpy, fed up with his community and his family’s lack of interest in its own heritage.

 
One beach bar may, however, provide him with an unexpected opportunity to achieve greatness and recover his family’s respect in the community: its owner, a quiet, elderly German, raises Mr. Kaplan’s suspicion of being a runaway Nazi.
 
Ignoring his family’s concerns about his health, Jacob secretly recruits Contreras, a more loyal than honest former police officer, to help him investigate. Together, they will try to repeat the historic capture of Adolf Eichmann: by unmasking and kidnapping the German and secretly taking him to Israel.
 
“Mr. Kaplan” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Dec. 26-30. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 26-27; and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 28-30.

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 "Mr. Kaplan" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 98 minutes.
 


Happy Valley
Dec. 26-30


Amir Bar-Lev’s documentary “Happy Valley” takes an unflinching look at an iconic American institution in the wake of unthinkable scandal. Nestled in the idyllic area known as Happy Valley lies the town of State College, home of Penn State University.
 
For over 40 years, Joe Paterno was the celebrated head coach of the school's storied football team. Lauded not only for his program's success on the field, but also for students’ achievements in the classroom, Paterno was a revered figure in a town where team loyalty approached nationalistic fervor. Then in November 2011, everything changed when longtime assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse, setting off a firestorm of accusations about who failed to protect the children of Happy Valley.

 
Filmed over the course of the year after Sandusky’s arrest as key players agreed to share their stories, “Happy Valley” deconstructs the story we think we know to uncover a much more complicated and tragic tale. Director Bar-Lev creates an indelible portrait of a wounded community and an engrossing investigation into the role big time football played in both the crimes and their aftermath.
 
Critics are raving about “Happy Valley”. “Mesmerizing! A devastating portrait of a community and nation!” says David Denby of The New Yorker. “Explosive, thorough, thoughtful and heartbreaking!” says Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times. “Gripping! An exceptionally layered and surprising film!” raves Variety.
 
“Happy Valley” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Dec. 26-30. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 26-27; and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 28-30.  
 
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 "Happy Valley" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 98 minutes.
 

The Mary D. Fisher Theatre is located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A
in West Sedona (between BMO Harris Bank and CoffeePot Restaurant)


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