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

 
 

Jimmy's Hall
Aug. 28-Sept. 2


From acclaimed director Ken Loach comes a beautiful period piece — “Jimmy’s Hall” — that was a hit at the Cannes, Tribeca and Los Angeles Film Festivals.
 
In 1921 Jimmy Gralton’s sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in an Ireland on the brink of Civil War. The Pearse-Connolly Hall was a place where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream — but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its socialist and free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close.
 
A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns to Co. Leitrim from the US to look after his mother and vows to live the quiet life. The hall stands abandoned and empty, and despite the pleas of the local youngsters, remains shut. However as Jimmy reintegrates into the community and sees the poverty, and growing cultural oppression, the leader and activist within him is stirred. He makes the decision to reopen the hall in the face of what they may bring.

 
 
Critics are raving about “Jimmy’s Hall”:
 
“Truly timeless, truly moving performances!” says Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press
 
“An enjoyable work by a master craftsman. Ken Loach has taken an episode of modern Irish history and made a lovely, heartfelt film!” raves Scott Foundas, Variety
 
“Rousing and slyly romantic — the sense of history is vivid! An unusual story that leaves you with a stirring sense of joy, injustice and hope!” says Dave Calhoun, Time Out
 
“Jimmy’s Hall” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Aug. 28-Sept. 2. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Tuesday, Aug. 28, 29 and Sept. 1; and 7 p.m. on Sunday and Wednesday, Aug. 30 and Sept. 2.  

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 "Jimmy's Hall" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 106 minutes.
 


Best of Enemies
Aug. 28-Sept. 2


Buckley vs. Vidal. Two men. Ten debates. Television would never be the same.
 
In the summer of 1968 television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other’s political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult—their explosive exchanges devolving into vitriolic name-calling. Live and unscripted, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed. And a new era in public discourse was born.
 
Directed with consummate skill by filmmakers Robert Gordon and Academy Award-winning Sundance Film Festival alum Morgan Neville (“Twenty Feet From Stardom”), “Best of Enemies” unleashes a highbrow blood sport that marked the dawn of pundit television as we know it today.

 
 
“Superbly entertaining!” raves New York Magazine. The Hollywood reporter says “There could scarcely be any documentary more enticing, scintillating and downright fascinating than ‘Best of Enemies’!” The New York Post calls the film “wickedly entertaining!” New York Magazine calls it “a riveting gabfest”!
 
“Fascinating, supremely well-judged and unexpectedly touching!” says Time Out New York. And Newsweek calls it “Riveting! A delicious spectacle!”
 
“Best of Enemies” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Aug. 28-Sept. 2. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28 and 29; and 4 p.m. on Sunday and Wednesday, Aug. 30 and Sept. 2.    
 
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 "Best of Enemies" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 87 minutes.
 


Amy ENCORE
Monday, Aug. 31


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present ENCORE screenings of “Amy” — an award-winning documentary about the late Amy Winehouse featuring such music legends as Tony Bennett, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé and more. The film will show Monday, Aug. 31 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
 
The film showed to sold out shows earlier in the month and is being brought back by popular demand!
 
As an added bonus, local singer/songwriter Adalia Tara Middleton will premiere her new music video and perform a couple of musical numbers before each showing.
 

From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (“Senna”), “Amy” tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can.
 
A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense – she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyze her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of our modern era.

 
Amy became an international sensation, experiencing a meteoric rise to fame she had never sought nor expected. Her huge success, however, resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle saw her life tragically begin to unravel. Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.
 
Four years later, Kapadia’s powerful documentary invites audiences to remember and celebrate Amy as a brilliant artist while asking ourselves how it was that we watched her disappear in front of our eyes.
 
Critics are raving about “Amy”. GQ Magazine calls it “a masterpiece!” and The New York Times calls it “an intensely intimate experience.”
 
“A remarkable documentary about Amy Winehouse’s tragically short life!” — Vanity Fair
 
“An unforgettable portrait of the cult of celebrity in the iphone era.” — Variety
 
“A devastating don’t-miss dazzler! Look, listen and weep!” — Rolling Stone
 
“Amy” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre one day only: Monday, Aug. 31 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 "Amy" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 128 minutes.
 


FREE EVENT:
I See You: The Power of Human Connection
September 1


NEW SHOW ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND at 1 p.m. on Tuesday!
Now TWO SHOWS at 1 and 7 p.m.


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to host motivational speaker Leon Logothetis and “The Giving Back Tour” featuring a free lecture and presentation entitled “I See You: The Power of Human Connection”. The event will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
 
“The Giving Back Tour” is one man’s quest to ignite goodwill and transform lives around the world.
 
Leon Logothetis is a global adventurer, motivational speaker & philanthropist. It wasn’t always that way. He used to be a broker in the city of London where he felt uninspired and chronically depressed. He gave it all up for a life on the road. Leon embarked on an incredible journey to circumnavigate the globe on a vintage motorbike fueled by kindness.

 
 
This radical life change was inspired by the inspirational movie “The Motorcycle Diaries”. The days of living and working behind his ‘slab of wood’ desk are well and truly over. His new passion: Finding ways for your inner rebel (that voice that tells you, you are worth so much more than you think) to come out and play. The inner rebel tells you that your life is yours. And anything you dream of is possible. Anything. And that the fuel for all this delicious potential is simple: Kindness and harnessing the power of human connection.
 
Leon will share his inspirational journey in search of a more meaningful life, surviving only on the kindness of strangers. He will introduce audience members to a world of adventure that will renew your faith in the bonds that connect people and inspire you to accept and generate kindness in your own life.
 
Leon has visited more than 90 countries and traveled to every continent. Leon has documented his travels for numerous media outlets including Good Morning America, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Outside, Good.

 
“I See You: The Power of Human Connection” was inspired by a David Foster Wallace quote: “I’m so scared of dying without ever being really seen.”
 
“When I stumbled across this quote a few years back, it hit me — hard,” said Leon. “To be seen? What a powerful yet, at times, elusive feeling. I began to muse how many of us could relate to living our lives without this magical, yet crucial emotional delicacy. We seek it. We yearn for it. We often don’t find it. Yet the true magic of humanity lies in our capacity to connect.”
 
Leon will host a Q&A discussion after his presentation and will meet and greet guests in the lobby of the theatre, as well as offer a book signing of his #1 Travel Best Seller “The Kindness Diaries.”
 
“I See You: The Power of Human Connection” will be presented at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre one day only: NOW TWO SHOWS: Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. All tickets are free. To reserve your free tickets and for more information, please call 928-282-1177 or click on the link below. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

CLICK HERE to order FREE tickets to "I See You: The Power of Human Connection" online.
 


Cartel Land
Sept. 3


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to continue its summer documentary series with the one-night-only screenings of “Cartel Land”, an award-winning, important and eye-opening new documentary. The film will show Thursday, Sept. 3 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
 
With unprecedented access, “Cartel Land” is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the Mexican drug cartels. 
 
In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as "El Doctor," leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the Knights Templar drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Altar Valley — a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine Alley — Tim "Nailer" Foley, an American veteran, heads a small paramilitary group called Arizona Border Recon, whose goal is to stop Mexico’s drug wars from seeping across our border.

 
Filmmaker Matthew Heineman embeds himself in the heart of darkness as Nailer, El Doctor, and the cartel each vie to bring their own brand of justice to a society where institutions have failed. From executive producer Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), “Cartel Land” is a chilling, visceral meditation on the breakdown of order and the blurry line between good and evil.
 
At the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Heineman received both the Directing Award and Special Jury Award for Cinematography in the U.S. Documentary competition.
 
“Cartel Land” is one of the best-reviewed documentaries of the summer. The New York Times calls it “urgent and unnerving”, and The Playlist/IndieWire calls it “stunning, vibrant and electrifying!”
 
“Cartel Land” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre one day only: Thursday, Sept. 3 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 "Cartel Land" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 100 minutes.
 


Phoenix
Sept. 4-9


A spellbinding mystery of identity, illusion, and deception unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany in the stunning new film — “Phoenix” — from acclaimed director Christian Petzold.
 
Berlin, 1945: Nelly (Nina Hoss), a German-Jewish, ex-nightclub singer, has survived a concentration camp. But, like her country, she is scarred, her face disfigured by a bullet wound. After undergoing reconstructive surgery, Nelly emerges with a new face, one similar but different enough that her former husband, Johnny (Ronald Zehrfeld), doesn’t recognize her. Rather than reveal herself, Nelly walks into a dangerous game of duplicity and disguise as she tries to figure out if the man she loves may have been the one who betrayed her to the Nazis.
 
Submerged in shadowy atmosphere and the haunted mood of post-war Berlin, Phoenix weaves a complex, Hitchcockian tale of a nation’s tragedy and a woman’s search for answers as it builds towards an unforgettable, heart-stopping climax.

 
 
“Mesmerizing! Out of the ashes of summer movie-going emerges a masterpiece!” — Jake Coyle, Associated Press
 
“An absolute knockout! A powerful allegory for post-war regeneration and a rich Hitchcockian tale of mistaken identity!” — Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
 
“Nina Hoss is incredible! A noir-ish and complex emotional thriller that’s too good to pass up!” — Cath Clarke, Time Out New York
 
“A rapturous noir thriller so beautifully made that it comes close to perfect! Hoss is extraordinary!” — Stephanie Zacharek, The Village Voice
 
“Phoenix” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sept. 4-9. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Wednesday, Sept. 4, 5 and 9; and 7 p.m. on Sunday and Tuesday, Sept. 6 and 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 "Phoenix" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 99 minutes.
 


Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine
Sept. 4-8


From Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney — the creator of such controversial and thought-provoking films as Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks and The Armstrong Lie — comes another penetrating and contemplative exploration of contemporary society and the men and women who shape it: “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine”.
 
Perhaps the most publicly revered corporate figure of the technology age, Jobs’ untimely death at the age of 56 in 2011 set off a worldwide outpouring of grief from consumers who worshipped his signature products such as the iPhone and the iMac. As the co-founder and CEO of Apple, his name and image had become synonymous with the sleek, high-tech personal devices that came to define and transform the first two decades of the 21st century. Even after his death, the highly secretive creation and careful launching of each new Apple product continues to be the focus of mass media interest and a rush by consumers to be the first to own it.
 
As a result, Jobs was able to transform Apple from a small start-up working out of a garage into the world’s most valuable corporation in history, a global economic engine.

 
           
“Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine” is a laser-sharp and balanced assessment of the technology mogul, who was part iconoclast, part savvy corporate chieftain, part genius, part tyrant. Even if Apple’s products carried a small “i”, the ego behind them was writ large. Like many gifted entrepreneurs, it was no accident that his public persona as the face of Apple often eclipsed the valuable contributions of his talented colleagues. 
 
The innovative structure of the film allows Gibney the freedom to explore the trenchant paradoxes of Jobs’ personal and public life and simultaneously examine the complexities of society’s interaction with personal computer technology. He does so through a fascinating mixture of archival footage and probing interviews with the men and women who were a part of Jobs’ personal and professional life.
 
First and foremost, “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine” is an evocative portrait of one man’s legacy. It unravels the larger than life myth Steve Jobs so deliberately crafted, and examines the perpetuation of his values, which continue to shape the culture of Silicon Valley to this day.
 
“Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sept. 4-8. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4; 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5; and 4 p.m. on Sunday and Tuesday, Sept. 6 and 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 "Steve Jobs" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 127 minutes.
 


Shining Night: A Portrait of a Composer
Sept. 9


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the one-night-only screening of “Shining Night: A Portrait of a Composer”, hosted by pianist Dr. Lynne Haeseler. The film will show Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
 
“Shining Night: A Portrait of a Composer” offers a glimpse into the life and music of one of America's greatest contemporary composers — National Medal of Arts recipient Morten Lauridsen — who has written much of his remarkable music in his rustic cabin on Waldron Island and his home on San Juan Island. He has been called “the only American composer in history who can be called a mystic” by musicologist Nick Strimple.

Exploring the relationship of art, nature, and spirituality, “Shining Night” reveals the composer through the lens of his love for the natural world together with his passion for music and poetry, interwoven with commentaries from composers, conductors, singers, and friends.


Filmed between 2010-2011 in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Aberdeen, Scotland, and Waldron Island, the documentary conveys the richness and breadth of the award-winning composer's life, with a soundtrack featuring his masterworks: Lux Aeterna, O Magnum Mysterium, Nocturnes (Sa Nuit D'Ete, Soneto de la Noche, and Sure On This Shining Night), Dirait-on and Madrigali.

Winner of four Best Documentary awards since opening on February 7, 2012 in Palm Springs and now being screened throughout the world, “Shining Night” was named “a heartening rarity” by Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal. Directed by first- time filmmaker Michael Stillwater and co-produced with his wife Doris Laesser Stillwater, it gives audiences a rare encounter with music that inspires humanity and conveys a spiritual transmission to singers and audiences alike.

Presented with support from Cosanti Foundation and K-Bach, the screening of “Shining Night” will be hosted by pianist Dr. Lynne Haeseler.
 
“Shining Night: A Portrait of a Composer” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre one day only: Wednesday, Sept. 9 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 "Shining Night" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 72 minutes.
 


Being Evel
Sept. 10


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to continue its documentary series with the one-night-only screenings of “Being Evel”, an award-winning new documentary about the world’s most famous daredevil, Evel Knievel. The film will show Thursday, Sept. 10 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
 
A generation of Americans grew up worshipping self-styled hero Evel Knievel — watching him every Saturday on Wide World of Sports and buying his Ideal toys. For producer/subject Johnny Knoxville and so many others, he was the ultimate antidote to the disenchantment of the 70′s. But few knew the incredible and often complex aspects of his epic life, which, like his jumps, was sometimes glorious and sometimes disastrous.

 
 
Opening with Knievel’s 1973 appearance on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show,” “Being Evel” immediately gets across the charisma and showmanship at the heart of his improbable success. Knievel made a career out of ridiculous stunts — like a botched attempt to jump the fountains at Caesars Palace in Vegas that saw him spectacularly fail to nail the landing and instead wipe out on the asphalt — and rose to fame with multiple appearances on ABC’s “Wide World of Sports.” As Carson cracks in his introduction, “He’s probably the only man in history who’s become very wealthy by trying to kill himself.”
 
With an entire genre of sports ascending from his daring inventiveness, now is the time to look at this extreme man and his complicated legacy.

 
Academy Award-winning director Daniel Junge delivers thrills and spills, while also reflecting on what our heroes represent in ourselves. Junge essentially credits him for launching the thriving arena of extreme sports, and testimony from longtime fans, including Knoxville and Tony Hawk, make it clear Knievel’s lasting influence is as outsized as his personality.
 
“Being Evel” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre one day only: Thursday, Sept. 10 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 "Being Evel" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 99 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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