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

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The Grand Seduction
Aug. 1-5


“The Grand Seduction” — starring Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch — is a hit with audiences and critics around the globe. Pete Hammond, from Movieline, raves “Grand Indeed! An absolute treat! Hilarious, heartfelt and not to be missed under any circumstances!”
 
A small fishing village must secure a lucrative business contract to escape a financial slump. Their odds are slim as a town doctor is needed to land the contract and they’ve been searching for years. After the mayor skips town, resident Murray French (Brendan Gleeson) takes it upon himself to find his village a doctor.

 
 
When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis (Taylor Kitsch) lands in their lap, the townsfolk rally together to seduce him into staying beyond his one month trial. The ever creative Murray deploys varying ranges of subterfuge. He taps Paul’s phone, fabricates a love interest, and forces the entire village to learn how to play cricket, Paul’s favorite sport.
 
As the month grows, so too does Paul’s fondness for the village, clueless that everything he loves is an elaborate scheme. With the decision for the contract looming, Murray’s grand seduction faces collapse from both guilt and revelation, potentially crushing both the dreams of the small village and the hope of a young doctor.
 
“The Grand Seduction” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Aug. 1-5. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1-3; and 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 4-5.  

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 "The Grand Seduction" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 112 minutes.
 


Venus in Fur
Aug. 1-5


Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play by David Ives, “Venus in Fur” is the latest film from master filmmaker Roman Polanski.
 
Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for his new play, writer-director Thomas (Mathieu Amalric) complains that no actress he’s seen has what it takes to play the lead female character: a woman who enters into an agreement with her male counterpart to dominate him as her slave. Thomas is about to leave the theater when actress Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner) bursts in — a whirlwind of erratic and (it turns out) erotic energy.
 
At first she seems to embody everything Thomas has been lamenting. She is pushy, foul-mouthed, desperate and ill-prepared — or so it seems. When Thomas finally, reluctantly, agrees to let her try out for the part, he is stunned and captivated by her transformation. Not only is Vanda a perfect fit (even sharing the character's name), but she apparently has researched the role exhaustively, learned her lines by heart and even bought her own props. The likeness proves to be much more than skin-deep. As the extended "audition" builds momentum, Thomas moves from attraction to obsession until, with Vanda taking an ever more dominant role, the balance of power shifts completely.

 
 
Critics are raving about “Venus in Fur”, calling it “mischievous, lip-smacking entertainment” (the Hollywood Reporter); “Glorious, hugely entertaining, extremely funny and wonderfully witty” (Time Out New York and The Observer).
 
“Venus in Fur” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Aug. 1-5. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1-3; and 4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 4-5.  
 
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 "Venus in Fur" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 95 minutes.
 
 

Monty Python Live (mostly)
Aug. 6-7


For the first time in more than three decades, comedy legends Monty Python will perform live on stage together. Broadcast from London’s O2 Arena, “Monty Python Live (mostly)” — also known as “The Last Night of Monty Python” — will play in cinemas around the globe, including the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona. There will be two shows: Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 4 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m.
 
At a combined age of just 358, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will once again perform some of their greatest hits, with modern, topical, Pythonesque twists. Monty Python are rightfully regarded as among the world’s finest-ever comedians. They influenced a generation and revolutionised comedy. Their eagerly awaited reunion promises to be among the biggest events of 2014.

 
 
Monty Python rightfully hold a place amongst the world’s finest ever comedians, influencing a generation and revolutionizing comedy on their way to greatness. There was huge demand for tickets for the first live performances at the O2 on stage by the stars of Monty Python since performing at the Hollywood Bowl on September 15, 1980 and 40 years after they last appeared on stage in the UK at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
 
"Thanks to the wonderful invention of moving pictures, The Last Night of Monty Python is coming to a cinema near you. Get your knotted handkerchiefs out and warm your brains one last time at any one of 450 cinemas across the UK, and 1500 across the world. Join the crowd live from London’s O2 in a final weepy, hilarious, uproarious, outrageous, farewell to the five remaining Pythons as they head for The Old Jokes Home ....on the big screen, in HD, ” said the Pythons.

 
 
Monty Python first hit our screens with the Flying Circus, which saw 45 episodes broadcast over four BBC series between 1969 and 1974. The Pythons were an instant success and became the face of British comedy.  They went on to achieve overwhelming international acclaim with the huge success of films such as “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” in 1975, “Life of Brian” in 1979 and their final film, “The Meaning of Life” in 1983.
 
There will be two performances of “Monty Python Live (mostly)” on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 4 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12.50 for Film Festival members and students.
 
Click the link below for tickets or 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 see a trailer of "Monty Python Live (mostly)" and to order tickets online.

Production runtime is 150 minutes.
 


Ivory Tower
Aug. 6-7


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present its premiere series with the two-night-only debut of the award-winning documentary “Ivory Tower”. There will be two shows: Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 7 at 4 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
 
As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student loan debt passes $1 trillion (more than credit card debt), “Ivory Tower” asks: Is college worth the cost?
 
From the halls of Harvard, to public colleges in financial crisis, to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Andrew Rossi assembles an urgent portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point. In this atmosphere of unprecedented turmoil, students and parents are growing increasingly skeptical of the value of the traditional American college.

 
 
Through profiles at Arizona State, Cooper Union, and Sebastian Thrun’s Udacity — among several others — “Ivory Tower” reveals how colleges in the United States, long regarded as leaders in higher education, came to embrace a business model that often promotes expansion over quality learning. But along the way we also find unique programs, from Stanford to the free desert school Deep Springs to the historically black all women’s college Spelman, where the potential for life-changing college experiences endure.
 
Ultimately, “Ivory Tower” asks, What price will society pay if higher education cannot revolutionize college as we know it and evolve a sustainable economic model?
 
Critics and audiences are raving about “Ivory Tower”, which was a hit at its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporter calls the film “Endlessly stimulating and provoking”. The film pulls no punches and is must-see viewing for anyone concerned about the future of our higher education system.
 
“Ivory Tower” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 7 at 4 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 "Ivory Tower" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 90 minutes.
 


Obvious Child
Aug. 8-12


“Obvious Child” — a top-rated hit with audiences and critics alike — is an honest comedy about what happens when stand-up comedian Donna Stern (Jenny Slate) gets dumped, fired and pregnant just in time for Valentine's Day.
 
For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her hysterical and relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself — silly, frank, and lewd. But when Donna winds up unexpectedly pregnant after a one-night stand, she is forced to face the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time. Donnaʼs irresponsible and epic lapse in judgment turns out to be the beginning of a hilarious and totally unplanned journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

 
 
Anchored by a star-making performance from Jenny Slate, “Obvious Child” is a true Sundance gem: a heartfelt discovery packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant honesty and vulnerability. Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre handles the topic of Donna's unwanted pregnancy with a refreshing matter-of-factness rarely seen onscreen. And with Donna, Slate and Robespierre have crafted a character for the ages – a female that audiences will recognize, cheer for, and love.
 
“Obvious Child” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Aug. 8-12. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8; 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9; 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 10 and 11; and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12.  

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 "Obvious Child" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 84 minutes.
 


Words and Pictures
Aug. 8-12


A witty romantic drama, “Words and Pictures” stars the engaging duo of Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche and Academy Award nominee Clive Owen working together on-screen for the first time.
 
Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus (Owen) laments his students' obsession with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the written word. A one-time literary star, Jack has not published in years filling his spare time with drink versus the art of language. He meets his match in Dina Delsanto (Binoche) — an abstract painter and new teacher on campus, who was once celebrated for her art. From the start, the two flirt and provoke each other with equal relish.

 
 
With a performance review looming and his teaching job on the line, Jack hatches an inspired plan for galvanizing student interest in their studies: he declares a war between Words and Pictures, confident that the former can convey greater meaning than the latter. Dina and her art students accept the challenge between Jack and his English students, and the battle lines are drawn.
 
“Words and Pictures” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Aug. 8-12. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8; 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9; 4 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 10 and 11; and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12.  
 
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 "Words and Pictures" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 116 minutes.
 


Radio Theatre
Live Performance featuring Theatrikos Theatre Company
Saturday, Aug. 9


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to team up with Theatrikos Theatre Company to present a live production: “Radio Theatre”, coming to the Goldenstein Stage at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre for one performance only on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m.
 
Inspired by the Radio Theatre of the 1930’s and ‘40’s, Flagstaff’s Theatrikos Theatre Company brings you the experience of actors performing in vintage radio style! An ensemble of actors and sound performers will perform your favorite classic radio shows live as if you were in a radio sound stage. You can experience these classic shows in a new format, where you “hear” the shows as never before.
 
Much like the radio hour serials of a bygone era, two classic shows, Challenge of the Yukon and Fibber McGee and Molly with live sound, music and actors playing multiple roles. This show will also include musicians and singers performing classic songs from the Great American Songbook.

 
 
Performers include Chase Coleman, Shawn Dennehy, Drew Purcell, Kendall Purcell, Jaron Druyon, Kathleen Stuphen, Alisa Ashley, Rob Peters, Linda Sutera, Tony Sutera, Ron Erkman, and Jim McConacha.

There will be one performance of “Radio Theatre” on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and $13 for Film Festival members and students.
 
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 "Radio Theatre" online now.

Production runtime is 90 minutes.
 


Femme
Aug. 13-14


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present its premiere series with the two-night-only debut of the inspiring and empowering documentary “Femme” — featuring an all-star cast of influential women. There will be three shows: Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 4 and 7 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
 
“Femme” is an inspirational voyage about women around the world who are actively transforming and healing global society of a daily basis. The film stars Sharon Stone, Jean Houston, Marianne Williamson, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Riane Eisler, Nobel Peace Prize Laureats Shirin Ebadi and Mairead Maguire, Rickie Lee Jones, Gloria Steinem and more!
 
Influential women discuss religion, science, history, politics and entertainment - and the solutions to the multiple crisis we face throughout the world. “Femme” focuses on utilizing a feminine approach with nurturing energy to inspire a new hope for the future.

   
 
Sharon Stone — who produced and is featured in “Femme” — says, “This film is an innovative effort to illuminate the thoughts, voices and insights of women the world over. It is an opportunity for women to be heard and to hear one another in an unfiltered regard on issues that touch the core of the human condition both elegantly and eloquently. We have much to learn about each other, from each other.”
 
“Bravo for ‘Femme’!” says Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mairead Maguire. “May its message of the transformational power of Love and Compassion touch the hearts and minds of millions in our World and move us all into a new consciousness that together We, the Human family, can live in Peace together and protect each other and our World.”

   
 
“Femme” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 4 and 7 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 14 at 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 "Femme" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 90 minutes.
 


NAU Seminar Series: Tina Mion
Aug. 14


The NAU Summer Seminar Series brings its second program to Sedona on Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre at 4:00 p.m. All tickets are free.
 
Renowned artist Tina Mion presents: “Why Are You Here?” a visual talk combining a personal and historical perspective that is both serious and humorous.
 
Questions answered include:
-  Who is Dorothea Tanning and what was she doing in Sedona?
-  Who was Mary Colter and what was she doing in Winslow?
-  Who is Tina Mion and why is she in both places?
 
Tina Mion was born in Washington DC and spent part of her childhood in an abandoned mortuary. She and her husband live sometimes in Winslow Arizona where they have restored the historic La Posada Hotel, sometimes in Sedona, and sometimes in Las Vegas - New Mexico. Tina's paintings have been used in university classes on American history and on death and dying. She has given talks around the country including at the University of Chicago, the Phoenix Art Museum and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.  Her artwork is in many collections including the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. and The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.
 
CLICK HERE to reserve your FREE tickets online now
or call 928-282-1177
 

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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