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One Chance
Nov. 21-26


From the director of “The Devil Wears Prada”, “One Chance” is the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Paul became an instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for 'Britain's Got Talent.' Wowing audiences worldwide with his phenomenal voice, Paul went on to win 'Britain’s Got Talent' and the hearts of millions.
 
On ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ first-ever broadcast, a shy, unassuming man opened his mouth to sing the famous operatic aria ‘Nessun Dorma’, delivering a beautiful, stirring rendition that would change his life from that moment forward.
 
Swept up in the contagious emotion of Giacomo Puccini’s stunning aria, and the unlikely figure with crooked teeth and diluted confidence who had crooned it for them, the show’s three judges – Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan – stared in awe at what they had just witnessed, while the audience of 2,000 at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff erupted in a standing ovation. Britain was instantly won over by Paul Potts, who was then working as a manager at the Port Talbot branch of The Carphone Warehouse, and followed him on his journey to becoming the first ever winner of the new talent show and, subsequently, a world-famous opera singer.

 
 
But despite his own admission before going on stage that he was lacking in confidence, few knew the herculean effort it had taken for Potts to reach that point, and the trials, tribulations and monumental setbacks he had suffered along the way. As thrilling as Potts’ on-air success was to behold, it was the story leading up to his ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ appearance that the filmmakers of “One Chance” wanted to tell: the tale of a steelworker’s son from south Wales who fell in love with opera at an early age and, despite bullying, skepticism and physical hardship, never gave up on trying to achieve his dreams. And, by the way, it’s a comedy.  
 
Fresh from celebrating his Tony Award-winning Broadway run in 'One Man, Two Guvnors', BAFTA winner James Corden stars as Paul Potts and is supported by an acclaimed ensemble cast that includes Julie Walters, Mackenzie Crook, Colm Meaney, Jemima Rooper, Valeria Bilello and rising star Alexandra Roach.   
 
Critics are calling “One Chance” a sweet, funny, heartfelt film. The Hollywood Reporter raves “Irresistible! A thoroughly winning performance from James Corden!”
 
“One Chance” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Nov. 21-26. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Monday, Nov. 21, 22 and 24; and 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 25 and 26.  

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 "One Chance" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 103 minutes.
 


All Relative
Nov. 21-26


In “All Relative”, things couldn't be going better for Harry and Grace, a young New York City couple in love, until Grace's mother turns Harry's world upside down.
 
When Harry (Jonathan Sadowski), a graduate student in New York City, meets Grace (Sara Paxton), he immediately falls for her. With the help of some dating tips from a seductive divorcée (Connie Nielsen), Harry successfully courts Grace. But when he's introduced to her parents, a shared secret turns his world into a bit of a nightmare.
 
Forced to survive a weekend riddled with tension and socially awkward moments, the bonds of both couples are tested to their breaking point in this wildly engaging mix of comedy and drama.
 
“All Relative” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Nov. 21-26. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday, Sunday and Monday, Nov. 21, 23 and 24; and 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 25 and 26.  
 
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 "All Relative" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 85 minutes.
 


Zenprov Comedy: Happy Thanksgiggling!
Nov. 22


After a five-month break, Zenprov Comedy is back with their final show of 2014 titled “Happy ThanksGiggling!” Enjoy a feast of funny starting at 7:30 PM on Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Mary D Fisher Theater.
 
“Zenprov is the best comedy troupe in Arizona,” said Mr. Patrick Schweiss, Executive Director of the Sedona International Film Festival. “At their last show, people were laughing so hard their cheeks were hurting.”
 
If you’ve never been to one of their live performances before, Zenprov Comedy is similar to the improvised TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” The troupe performs fast-paced, spontaneous comedic scenes created in the moment—always based on audience suggestions. Unlike sketch or standup comedy, nothing is scripted or rehearsed ahead of time. It’s completely made up and never the same show twice.
 
“We’re excited to do a show about the uniquely American holiday of Thanksgiving. There is so much rich material we can tap into about family, food, traditions, Black Friday Sales, and, of course, cold turkey.”
 
Joining Zenprov Comedy for the first time will be veteran improviser Bryan Cooperrider. Bryan performed with San Francisco Theatre Sports for eight years before moving to Flagstaff where he’s now a professor of design at NAU.
 
During their five-month hiatus, Zenprov has been hard at work creating new games to surprise and delight their audience. “The audience is half our show. They provide the humor, we just channel it.” Starting Jan. 15, Zenprov will be performing every month at the Mary D. Fisher Theater through May.  
 
“Improv is a unique theatrical experience where audience and actors come together to create something magical and extremely alive right there in the moment,” said Shaeri Richards, Zenprov member. “And it’s funny too.”
 
Zenprov Comedy embraces the Del Close method of improv acting, which emphasizes the “group mind” that mysteriously develops during a performance. Miraculously, the player’s minds fuse together to create a “super mind” where they practically finish each other’s sentences—and often do. Laughter ensues.
 
The “super minds” of Zenprov includes locals Derek Dujardin, Bryan Cooperrider, Shaeri Richards, Chris Redish, Mike Burdick, Betty Testa, Linda Roemer and Mary Carder.
 
Tickets are $12 advance or $15 the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased in person at Crystal Magic in Sedona, Jerona Java Café in Cottonwood, or online at www.zenprovcomedy.com with a credit card or PayPal account. Shows often sell out, so please purchase your tickets early.
 
The Mary D. Fisher Theater is located across the street from Harkin’s Movie Theater on 2030 St. Rt. 89A. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the show starts promptly 7:30 PM, and will run approximately 90 minutes.

CLICK HERE to order tickets: www.zenprovcomedy.com
 


The Legend of Love
Ballet in Cinema: Nov. 23


The Sedona International Film Festival presents Ballet in Cinema on Sunday, Nov. 23 when it hosts the big screen premiere of “The Legend of Love” 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.  
 
This splendid tale of forbidden love, self-sacrifice, jealousy and suffering returns to the Bolshoi stage after a ten-year absence. “The Legend of Love” is one of Russian master Yuri Grigorovich’s earliest choreographic works, and its storyline explores the conflict between love and duty through its two heroines.

 

The royal apartments of Queen Mekhmene Banu are plunged into mourning – her young sister, Princess Shyrin, is dying. The Princess will only be saved if the Queen gives Shyrin her beauty. The Queen decides to sacrifice herself, but later regrets her action when she is disfigured and Shyrin falls in love with the Queen’s own lover, the painter Ferkhad.

Featuring dance movements, sets and costumes inspired by the Middle East, this stunning ballet, which uses pure dance to tell the story, is further enriched by the talent of the Bolshoi troupe.
 
In 1961, Grigorovich choreographed one of his first ballets, “The Legend of Love”, at the Kirov Theatre. He was then quickly invited to the Bolshoi to stage it there. From then on, he remained at the Bolshoi for thirty years as an artistic director.
 
“The Legend of Love” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on one day only: Sunday, Nov. 23 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. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

CLICK HERE to order tickets for "The Legend of Love" online.

Production runtime is 2 hours, 30 minutes (including two brief intermissions)
 


CITIZENFOUR
Nov. 28-Dec. 4


“Citizenfour” is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to Academy Award-nominated director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).
 
Poitras had already been working on a film about surveillance for two years when Snowden contacted her, using the name “Citizenfour”, in January 2013.  He reached out to her because he knew she had long been a target of government surveillance, stopped at airports numerous times, and had refused to be intimidated. When Snowden revealed he was a high-level analyst driven to expose the massive surveillance of Americans by the NSA, Poitras persuaded him to let her film.
 
“Citizenfour” places you in the room with Poitras, Greenwald, and Snowden as they attempt to manage the media storm raging outside, forced to make quick decisions that will impact their lives and all of those around them.

 
 
“Citizenfour” not only shows you the dangers of governmental surveillance—it makes you feel them. After seeing the film, you will never think the same way about your phone, email, credit card, web browser, or profile, ever again.
 
“Citizenfour” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Nov. 28-Dec. 4. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29; 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1; and 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4.  

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 "Citizenfour" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 114 minutes.
 


The Skeleton Twins
Nov. 28-Dec. 2


An all-star ensemble cast is featured in “The Skeleton Twins”, including Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell and Joanna Gleason.
 
After many years of estrangement, twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) lead separate lives on opposite sides of the country. When both feel that they're at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront how their lives went so wrong. For Maggie, that means re-examining her marriage to sweet “nature frat boy” Lance and her own self-destructive tendencies, while Milo must face the pain of an early heartbreak he never quite got past.

 
 
As the twins’ reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize the key to fixing their lives just may lie in accepting the past and mending their relationship with each other. With painful wounds that only the other can understand, Milo and Maggie grow closer as they try to guide each other through this newest set of secrets. Eventually Milo and Maggie grow to understand that living truthfully and sharing their lives with each other is the only way they can move forward and reclaim the happiness they once enjoyed together.
 
Critics and audiences are raving about “The Skeleton Twins”. Entertainment Weekly calls the film “smart and really funny. Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader are fantastic. Their chemistry is infectious!” The Hollywood Reporter calls the film “warm, funny and heartfelt”, while Rolling Stone Magazine raves “Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig are uproarious! The comic and dramatic range of their performances will blow you away!”
 
“The Skeleton Twins” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Nov. 28-Dec. 2. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29; and 4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 1 and 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 "The Skeleton Twins" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 92 minutes.
 


War & Peace Opera
from the Mariinsky Theatre: Nov. 30


One of the world’s most spectacular opera events is coming to cinema screens with a stunning and breathtaking production of “War and Peace”.

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present “War and Peace” — on screen — captured live from the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Sunday, Nov. 30. The theatrical event was captured live in high-definition and will be broadcast to fans all over the globe as part of a worldwide cinema event. There will be one show at 2:00 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.  
 
Natasha who falls for dashing widow Prince Andrei. But his father disapproves of their proposed union causing the match to be postponed. Meanwhile Natasha’s head is turned by the charming Anatole Kuragin who neglects to mention that he is already married. This individual and personal story is overtaken by political events as Napoleon's army closes in on Russia, making war inevitable.

 
 
This is a brand-new production of Prokofiev’s epic masterpiece filmed live at the recently opened Mariinsky II and part of the annual Stars of the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg. Directed by Graham Vick with stage design by Paul Brown, the opera is conducted by the internationally acclaimed Artistic Director of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev. The production stars the exciting young Ukrainian baritone Andrei Bondarenko (winner of BBC Cardiff Song Prize 2011) as Andrei, and the soprano Aida Garifullina (winner of Operalia 2013) as Natasha.
 
The Times calls the Mariinsky “the world’s most dynamic opera and ballet company”.
 
“War and Peace” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on one day only: Sunday, Nov. 30 at 2:00 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. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

CLICK HERE to order tickets to "War & Peace" online.

Production runtime is 240 minutes, including intermission.
 




Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 6:15 p.m.
Global Muckraking:
100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World

 
Crusading journalists have played a central role in American politics: checking abuses of power, revealing corporate misdeeds, and exposing government corruption. Muckraking journalism is part and parcel of American democracy. But how many people know about the role that muckraking has played around the world?
 
Columbia professor and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics Joseph E. Stiglitz talks to Anya Schiffrin, editor of Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World, about a wide range of global issues from economics to journalism to politics.

 
Anya Schiffrin is the director of the media and communications specialization at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Schiffrin is on the advisory board of the Open Society Foundation’s Program on Independent Journalism and on the advisory board of Revenue Watch.  Her previous book was “From Cairo to Wall Street: Voices from the Global Spring”.

 
Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University and has taught at Stanford, Princeton, MIT and Yale. Stiglitz was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1993-95, during the Clinton administration, and served as CEA chairman from 1995-97. He then became Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 1997-2000. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information.

This “Live from New York’s 92nd Street Y” event is sponsored by the Cultural Committee of the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley with special assistance from the estate of long-time supporter Lou Getoff.
 
Tickets for each event 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.

CLICK HERE to order tickets for "92Y: Global Muckraking" online.
 


Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardian
Film premiere with special guests: Dec. 3


The film “Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians” will be on a North American tour with 30+ screenings in more than 20 cities in the United States and Canada, including a stop in Sedona at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Wednesday, Dec. 3. The film chronicles the movement to save a sacred land and a visionary culture.
 
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the premiere which will feature guests from the film — the director and Huichol spiritual leaders — who will introduce the film and host Q&A discussions after the two screenings at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
 
The documentary presents the emblematic case of the defense of Wirikuta, sacred territory to the Wixárika (Huichol) people against the threat of transnational mining corporations. The Wixárika people, native to the Sierra Madre, have since time immemorial made their pilgrimages to this land; now they find themselves at the forefront of a spiritual crusade to protect life, evidencing the internal contradictions in our materialistic world.

 
 
The movie, which drew 3,000 people to a single showing in Mexico City, won awards in Argentina and brought a mining industry executive to tears in Chile, has been sought by viewers in more than 40 countries, many of whom are going on to organize showings in their own cities.
 
“This is more than a movie – it’s a movement,” said Argentine director Hernan Vilchez, who received the request to make the movie from the Elder’s Council when he visited remote mountain community on a different assignment. Vilchez left his job and took the challenge, following the deeply spiritual Huichol people for more than three years; together with the production crew interviewing more than 30 individuals and documenting the growing storm as a movement built in Mexico’s civil society to support them in their quest to save the Birthplace of the Sun.
 
Vilchez and two Mara’kate (Huichol spiritual leaders), the father and son protagonists, will introduce and discuss the film at each screening.
 
Under a historic agreement with Wixarika traditional authorities, the film crew will be reporting all proceeds publicly and will hold a second meeting at the end of November to continue developing projects in the communities depicted in the film
 
“Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 4 and 7 p.m. (with Q&A discussions following each show) 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 "Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 120 minutes plus the Q&A.
 





 
Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6:15 p.m.
America and Israel: The Way Forward

 
Join Dalia Rabin, the former Israeli Deputy Minister of Defense and current chairperson of the Yitzhak Rabin Center, and Ambassador Dennis Ross, who played a leading role in shaping US involvement in the Middle East peace process, for an enlightening discussion on the future of Israel.
 
 
Dalia Rabin currently serves as the chairperson of the Yitzhak Rabin Center, the national institute dedicated to ensuring that the legacy of the late Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Yitzhak Rabin continues to influence Israeli society through its museum, experiential educational program and national archive. Before heading the Yitzhak Rabin Center, Dalia served as a member of the Israeli Government from 1999-2002.  She was elected to the Knesset on the Center Party ticket in 1999, acting as chairperson of the Ethics Committee. 
 

 
Ambassador Dennis Ross is counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Prior to returning to the Institute in 2011, he served two years as special assistant to President Obama and National Security Council senior director for the Central Region, and a year as special advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. For more than twelve years, Ambassador Ross played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process and dealing directly with the parties in negotiations. A highly skilled diplomat, Ambassador Ross was U.S. point man on the peace process in both the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations. He was instrumental in assisting Israelis and Palestinians to reach the 1995 Interim Agreement; he also successfully brokered the 1997 Hebron Accord, facilitated the 1994 Israel-Jordan peace treaty, and intensively worked to bring Israel and Syria together.

 
Ethan Bronner is the national legal affairs correspondent for The New York Times, having completed four years as The Times’ Jerusalem bureau chief last May. Prior, he had been the paper’s deputy foreign editor for four years, focusing on the Middle East. His most recent tour in Jerusalem was his third as a correspondent there.
 
This “Live from New York’s 92nd Street Y” event is sponsored by the Cultural Committee of the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley with special assistance from the estate of long-time supporter Lou Getoff.
 
Tickets for each event 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.

CLICK HERE to order tickets to "92Y: America and Israel: The Way Forward" online.
 


Hector and the Search for Happiness
Dec. 5-11


An award-winning, all-star ensemble cast is featured in “Hector and the Search for Happiness”, including Simon Pegg, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike and Stellan Skarsgard.
 
Based on the world-wide best-selling novel of the same name, “Hector and the Search for Happiness” is a rich, exhilarating, and hilarious tale from director Peter Chelsom.
 
Hector (Simon Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life.
 
Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results.

 
 
Critics are raving about “Hector and the Search for Happiness”. Access Hollywood calls the film “funny, delightful and moving — the feel-good crowd-pleaser of the year!” Pete Hammond from Movieline raves “Terrifically entertaining! Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike are splendid!” And Jeffrey Lyons from Lyons Den Radio says “What a joy! It’s a must-not-miss for everyone!”
 
“Hector and the Search for Happiness” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Dec. 5-11. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Wednesday, Dec. 5, 6 and 10; and 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, Dec. 9 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.

CLICK HERE to see a trailer of "Hector and the Search for Happiness" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 114 minutes.
 


The Song
Dec. 5-11


“The Song” is a music-driven romantic drama about things we all pursue — love and meaning.
 
“The Song” follows aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King (Alan Powell) as he struggles to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his father, a country music legend.
 
After reluctantly accepting a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival, Jed is lovestruck by the vineyard owner’s daughter, Rose (Ali Faulkner, “Twilight: Breaking Dawn”), and a romance quickly blooms. Soon after their wedding, Jed writes Rose “The Song,” which becomes a breakout hit.

 
 
Thrust into a life of stardom and a world of temptation in the form of fellow performer Shelby Bale (Caitlin Nicol-Thomas, “Nashville”), Jed’s life and marriage begin to fall apart. Soon he discovers everything he’s striving for is meaningless. Can he rediscover the ultimate meaning of life?
 
“The Song” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Dec. 5-11. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday and Monday, Dec. 5 and 8; 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7; and 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, Dec. 9 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.

CLICK HERE to see a trailer of "The Song" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 111 minutes.
 


Of Mice and Men
from Broadway: Dec. 6 & 7


The National Theatre of London continues its season with the Broadway revival of the Tony Award-nominated play “Of Mice and Men” showing in Sedona on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
 
Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production “Of Mice and Men”, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.

 
 
“Of Mice and Men” is directed by Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circles award winner Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway’s August: Osage County) and features Leighton Meester (Country Strong, Gossip Girl) and Tony Award winner Jim Norton (The Seafarer). The production was nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Chris O'Dowd.
 
“Of Mice and Men” is garnering raves from critics and audiences around the world, including 4- and 5-star reviews from every major publication in England.
 
“A moving masterpiece!” — Time Magazine
 
“James Franco crackles with intensity. Chris O'Dowd is a revelation.” — Daily Telegraph
 
“A stirring revival. The ace cast is gripping!” — NY Daily News
 
“A flawless, beautifully acted revival!” — Variety
 
“Gripping, grounded and emotionally penetrating.” — The Hollywood Reporter
 
“Of Mice and Men” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 7 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 "Of Mice and Men" and to order tickets online.

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


From Here To Eternity: The Musical
from London: Dec. 7 & 8


In observation of Pearl Harbor Day, the Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the big-screen premiere of “From Here To Eternity: The Musical” from London’s Shaftsbury Theatre. Sir Tim Rice’s epic new musical will show on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 7 and 8 at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
 
Pearl Harbor, 1941, where the girls sing “don’cha like Hawaii”, the men of G Company sing the blues, and where even on an army base, love and desire are never very far away. When the troubled Private Prewitt (Robert Lonsdale) falls for the kind hearted escort club girl Lorene (Siubhan Harrison), and when his platoon sergeant, Warden (Darius Campbell), embarks on a dangerous affair with his commanding officer’s wife, Karen (Rebecca Thornhill), the lives of both men are set on a course they cannot control. As war approaches, the worlds of the four lovers and the soldiers of G Company are dramatically ripped apart.

 
 
Sir Tim Rice’s epic new musical, “From Here To Eternity”, is adapted from one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century; a gripping tale of illicit love and army life which translates in to a breath-taking, romantic and excitingly original show, set to join the front rank of great musicals.
 
This year marks 60 years since the film version swept the board at the Academy Awards winning 8 Oscars. The large scale production features a cast of 33 accompanied by a 15-piece orchestra. The release will include an exclusive behind the scenes tour of London's Shaftsbury Theatre and an interview with Sir Tim Rice.

 
“From Here To Eternity: The Musical” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 7:00 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Veterans and active military personnel will also get the member price. 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 "From Here To Eternity" and to order tickets online.

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

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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