Thursday, March 5
The Sedona Film Festival and Mary D. Fisher Theatre join 300 cinemas across the country and hundreds more around the world in a one-night-only special presentation of a new, award-winning feature film “Patrick’s Day” on Thursday, March 5 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
“Patrick’s Day” is the winner of the Manhattan Feature Film Project. Audiences around the world attending these screenings on March 5 will be asked to vote if this film should return to cinemas for a theatrical release sometime this year. If 51% of the audience votes “yes” then “Patrick’s Day” will be coming soon to a theater near you.
When a young man with mental health issues becomes intimate with a suicidal flight attendant his obsessive mother enlists a dysfunctional cop to separate them.
Patrick is a warm open twenty - six year old virgin schizophrenic. Pills and his mother's protection mean he is no threat to himself or anyone else. Until he falls in love. The object of his desire, Karen, a suicidal flight attendant, has no idea the intimacy might reintroduce her to living. Patrick's obsessive mother Maura doesn't realize her own misguided love may be more dangerous to pull Karen and Patrick apart, she enlists the help of dysfunctional detective Freeman, who will use his position to help her for a price.
A provocative and heart-breaking love story about the right to intimacy for everyone. “Patrick's Day” proves, when it comes to love we're all a little crazy.
“Patrick’s Day” will show Thursday, March 5 at 4 p.m. 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 "Patrick's Day" and to order tickets online.
Film runtime is 102 minutes.
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the multiple award-winning, critic and audience sensation “Wild” starring Academy Award-winner Reese Witherspoon and Oscar nominee Laura Dern. The film will show March 6-11 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
Witherspoon and Dern both received Academy Award nominations for their roles in “Wild”: Witherspoon for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Dern for Best Supporting Actress.
In “Wild”, director Jean-Marc Vallée (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Reese Witherspoon and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby (“An Education”) bring bestselling author Cheryl Strayed’s extraordinary adventure to the screen.
After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi (Laura Dern) and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. “Wild” powerfully reveals her terrors and pleasures — as she forges ahead on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.
Thinking she’d lost everything, Cheryl Strayed walked out of her broken-down life and into the deep wilderness on a 1,100-mile solo hike that would take her to the edge. Strayed’s experiences became the beating heart of an inspirational, best-selling memoir that was about more than just an inexperienced hiker’s crazy, grueling experience walking from the Mojave Desert to the Pacific Northwest via the rugged Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).
With its mix of punk spirit and vibrant honesty, it also became something rarely seen: a portrait of a modern, messed-up woman coming-of-age by embracing the call of the wild in her own way. On the trail, Strayed faced down thirst, heat, cold, feral animals and all of her worst fears, but even more so, she faced up to change: pushing through to carve her own path out of grief and a haunted past.
Says Witherspoon, who produced the film with her partner Bruna Papandrea: “ ‘Wild’ is about so many things that touch people. It's about life, love, loss and family. It’s about how a woman who thought she was completely broken, but found a way to reconstitute herself.”
Director Vallée adds: “ ‘Wild’ is the story of a woman who wants to change her life and decides to do it in a very drastic way by going on this hike on the PCT. It becomes quite a journey, a journey of discovering herself and facing life and asking herself all the hard questions. But it’s also a journey of redemption – that’s the thing.”
“Wild” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre March 6-11.
Showtimes will be 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, March 6; 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 7; 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, March 8 and 9; and 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 10 and 11.
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.
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Film runtime is 115 minutes.
Swan Lake from the Bolshoi Ballet
The Sedona International Film Festival presents Ballet in Cinema on Sunday, March 8 when it hosts the big screen premiere of a new production of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” from the famed Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. There will be one show at 4:00 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
In 1969, Yuri Grigorovich created his own version of the Bolshoi’s famous ballet. To go along with Tchaikovsky’s will, he chose to give the ballet a tragic ending. The soviet regime banned the ending, replacing it with the classic happy reunion of the lovers. Only in 2001 was Grigorovich allowed to stage his own ending at the Bolshoi.
In this brand new production, the exceptional cast features the great Svetlana Zakharova and the young Denis Rodkin, two current prominent figures of the famous Russian company.
At the palace, the royal family and their guests are gathered for Prince Siegfried's birthday celebration. In a majestic ceremony, Siegfried is made a knight; young girls try to attract his attention, as he must choose a wife during the ball. Overcome by the sudden awareness of his future responsibilities, he escapes into the night and meets a strange flock of swans by a magical lake. White swan by day, human by night, the beautiful Odette awaits an oath of true love to break the curse. The great legend of the enigmatic swan/woman is one of the most romantic classical ballets, appropriately set in the era of courtly romance and characterized by elegance, style and harmony.
With Tchaikovsky's famous, lyrical score, “Swan Lake” depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried, and will no doubt be performed to perfection by the unparalleled virtuosity of Russia’s great Bolshoi Ballet. This universal and enchanting masterpiece of love, deception and drama is a must.
“Swan Lake” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on one day only: Sunday, March 8 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 282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.
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Production runtime is 2 hours, 30 minutes (including intermission).
Live from NY's 92nd Street Y: Just Kids from the Bronx
March 9 with Regis Philbin and Arlene & Alan Alda
New York’s famous 92nd Street Y returns to Sedona on Monday, March 9 when the Sedona International Film Festival hosts “Just Kids from the Bronx” featuring Arlene Alda in Conversation with Regis Philbin and Alan Alda. 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.
What was it like to grow up in the place that bred influencers in just about every field of endeavor today? The Bronx is where Al Pacino, Carl Reiner, General Colin Powell and so many other leading artists, athletes, scientists and entrepreneurs spent their formative years. Three of the Bronx’s favorite sons and daughters get together to reflect on stories from Arlene Alda’s new book, Just Kids from the Bronx
, and to share memories of where it all began. Join them for an indelible portrait of the Bronx — and of America — from back-in-the-day to modern times.
As the face to which millions of Americans wake up every weekday morning, Regis Philbin has become a cultural icon in television broadcasting. Since Philbin first stepped in front of the camera more than 50 years ago, he has ambitiously tackled talk shows, game shows and even the literary world, winning a slew of notable awards along the way. Recently, he and co-host Kelly Ripa were honored as co-winners of the 2011 Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host for “LIVE! with Regis and Kelly.” In May 2001, Philbin was presented with the Daytime Emmy as Outstanding Talk Show Host for “Live with Regis,” and another Emmy award as Outstanding Game Show Host for “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” In September 2011, he broke his own existing Guinness World Record for Most Hours on Camera on U.S. Television, setting a new mark of 16,746.50 hours accumulated over his illustrious career – a career that was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the 2008 Daytime Emmy Awards.
Alan Alda is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor and screenwriter best known for his starring roles in “M*A*S*H*” and “The West Wing.” He was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator (2004). Alda served as host of PBS’s “Scientific American Frontiers” from 1993 to the show’s end in 2005, after which he went on to inspire the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, which focuses on helping scientists better communicate research to the public.
Arlene Alda graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hunter College, received a Fulbright Scholarship and realized her dream of becoming a professional clarinetist, playing in the Houston Symphony under the baton of Leopold Stokowski. She switched careers when her children were young and became an award-winning photographer and author who has written nineteen books, including Just Kids from the Bronx.
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 or click on the link below.
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