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

 
 

A Little Chaos
July 3-8


Two talented landscape artists become romantically entangled while building a garden in King Louis XIV’s palace at Versailles in “A Little Chaos”.
 
Reunited for the first time since “Sense and Sensibility”, Alan Rickman directs Academy Award- winner Kate Winslet in the romantic drama.
 
The year is 1682. Sabine De Barra (Winslet), a strong-willed and talented landscape designer, fulfils her chosen vocation in the gardens and countryside of France. One day, an unexpected invitation comes: Sabine is in the running for an assignment at the court of King Louis XIV (Rickman). Upon meeting with her, the King’s renowned landscape artist André Le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts) is initially disturbed by Sabine’s distinctive eye and forward-thinking nature, but eventually chooses Sabine to build one of the main gardens at The Sun King’s new Palace of Versailles. Under pressure of time and as she charts her own course, Le Notre comes to recognize the value of “a little chaos” in Sabine’s process.

 
 
While pushing herself and her workers to complete the Rockwork Grove as an outdoor ballroom, Sabine negotiates the perilous rivalries and intricate etiquette of the court. As she challenges gender and class barriers. Sabine forges a surprising connection with the King himself, and wins a vote of confidence from the King’s brother, Philippe (Academy Award-nominee Stanley Tucci). As she gradually comes to terms with a tragedy in her past, Sabine’s professional and personal interactions with André bring out honesty, compassion, and creativity in both of them.
 
“A Little Chaos” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre July 3-8. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday, Sunday and Monday, July 3, 5 and 6; and 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 7 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 "A Little Chaos" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 117 minutes.
 


Manglehorn
July 3-8


Academy Award-winner Al Pacino gives a wondrous performance as a lonely locksmith whose life is transformed by a new romance in this magical love story — “Manglehorn” — from acclaimed director David Gordon Green.
 
A.J. Manglehorn (Pacino) is a reclusive Texas key-maker who spends his days caring for his cat, finding comfort in his work and lamenting a long lost love.
 
Manglehorn’s life has been mired in loneliness. On the outside, living a mundane life of opening doors for people with lost keys, feeding his cat, Fanny, enjoying his liver and onions at a nearby cafeteria and weekly chats with a friendly bank teller, his interior life is anything but simple. A man with a mysterious background and a broken heart, he churns out daily letters to his long lost love of 40 years prior, Clara – the “one that got away” – the only person to whom he can truly express his complex and pained emotional life. Each day, he tentatively opens his mailbox – which is guarded by a hive of bees – to see if, by chance, Clara has written him back.

 
 
Enter kind-hearted bank teller Dawn (Oscar-winner Holly Hunter) whose interest in the eccentric Manglehorn may just be able to draw him out of his shell.
 
Chris Messina co-stars in this remarkably rich and humorous tale of second chances, which boasts “the finest performance Pacino has delivered in years” (The Guardian).  
 
“Manglehorn” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre July 3-8. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday, Sunday and Monday, July 3, 5 and 6; and 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 7 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 "Manglehorn" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 103 minutes.
 


The Seven Five
July 9


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the one-night-only Northern Arizona premiere of “The Seven Five”, an award-winning, thought-provoking new documentary. The film will show Thursday, July 9 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
 
In 1980s Brooklyn, the most dangerous gangsters were New York City cops.
 
For Michael Dowd, being a police officer wasn’t a calling, it was just a job— and, assigned to the 75th Precinct in crime-ridden East New York, not an easy or lucrative one. Seizing the opportunity to profit, he stole money from drug dealers, eventually recruiting his partner into an expanding criminal ring. Their 1992 arrest exposed widespread corruption in the NYPD. Weaving together Dowd’s revelatory testimony from the investigation, dramatic surveillance footage and interviews with the primary players, “The Seven Five” tells his incendiary tale.
 
New York City Mayor David Dinkins recognized the need to put together an independent commission to investigate the extent of police corruption within the agency.  He appointed a former judge, Milton Mollen, to head the panel, to determine whether Dowd’s activities represented an isolated incident or if such corruption was pervasive across the department.
 
The culmination of the commission’s investigation was a series of publicly-televised hearings, broadcast live in September 1993 on the city’s NY1 cable news channel.  Commission members questioned some 25 former police officers about their activities — including Michael Dowd — who cooperated in a bid for leniency.
 
“The Seven Five” is not a documentary about social injustice or one which is designed to leave viewers in tears, says producer Eli Holzman.  “We didn’t set out to do that.  But, as New Yorkers, we love the story of these unique New York characters.  It’s a story about complex characters.  It’s very easy to judge people and judge someone who’s done something bad or wrong – sitting in judgment doesn’t take much effort.  It’s our hope that the audience pauses and thinks a little bit about the nature of temptation, because we’re all capable of lapses in judgment.”
 
“A stellar crime flick,” raves The Village Voice. “Enthralling, harrowing and compelling!”
 
“Riveting! A must-see!” says the New York Post. “As cool and crazed and tough as the big bad city itself!”
 
“The Seven Five” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre one day only: Thursday, July 9 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 "The Seven Five" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 103 minutes.
 


In the Name of My Daughter
July 10-15


Acclaimed director André Téchinè brings a gripping real-life thriller to the screen. 1976: When her marriage falls apart, Agnès Le Roux (Adéle Haenel) moves back to the South of France from Africa to live with her mother, Renée (Catherine Deneuve), owner of the Palais de La Mediterranée casino in Nice. There, Agnès falls in love with Maurice Agnelet (Guillaume Canet), a lawyer and Renee’s business advisor, who is ten years her senior. Maurice continues to have relationships with other women. Agnes is madly in love with him.
 
As a shareholder in the Palais de la Mediterannée casino, Agnes decides to sell what should have been her inheritance to go it alone. A fixed card game threatens the casino’s financial stability. Someone is trying to intimidate her mother. Behind the scenes hangs the shadow of the mafia and Fratoni, the owner of a rival casino, who wants to take over the Palais de la Mediterannée. Agnelet, who has fallen from grace with Renée, introduces Agnes to Fratoni. Fratoni offers her 3 million francs to vote against her mother in the shareholder’s meeting. Agnès accepts the offer. Renee loses control of the casino. Agnès finds it hard to cope with her betrayal. Maurice also distances himself from her.

 
 
In November 1977, Agnes disappears. Her body is never found. Thirty years on, Maurice Agnelet remains the prime suspect in a murder case with no body and no proof of his guilt. Convinced of his involvement, Renée is prepared to fight to the bitter end to see him put behind bars.
 
“In the Name of My Daughter” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre July 10-15. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11; and 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 13, 14 and 15.  
 
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 "In the Name of My Daughter" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 116 minutes.
 


Felix & Meira
July 10-15


In “Félix and Meira”, an intimate connection is forged between two lost souls who inhabit the same neighborhood, but vastly different worlds.
 
Hadas Yaron (of the internationally acclaimed film “Fill the Void”) returns to the big screen in Maxime Giroux’s Felix and Meira, a story of an unconventional romance between two people living vastly different lives mere blocks away from one another.
 
Meira (Yaron), a young Hasidic housewife and mother, and Félix (Martin Dubreuil), a man lost in mourning the recent death of his father, unexpectedly meet at a local bakery in Montreal’s Mile End district. What starts as an innocent friendship becomes more serious as the two wayward strangers find comfort in one another. As Felix opens Meira’s eyes to the world outside of her tight-knit Orthodox community, her desire for change becomes harder for her to ignore, ultimately forcing her to choose: remain in the life that she has always known or give it all up to be with Félix.

 
 
Giroux’s film is a poignant tale of self-discovery, a fascinating glimpse into the Hasidic community, and a modern love story set against backdrops both familiar and unknown. “Felix & Meira” is set against the backdrops of Montreal, Brooklyn, and Venice, Italy.
 
“Felix & Meira” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre July 10-15. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11; and 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 13, 14 and 15.  

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 "Felix & Meira" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 106 minutes.
 


Met Opera Encore: La Traviata
July 11


The Mary D. Fisher Theatre is honored to be the new home for the Met Live Opera programs for the upcoming 2015-2016 season, presented by the Sedona International Film Festival. The Met Opera season will kick off with a series of four encore performances on the big screen this summer, which will also be featured in Sedona.
 
These productions include: “La Traviata” on July 11; “La Fille Du Regiment” on July 18; “The Merry Widow” on July 25; and “Aida” on Aug. 8.  All performances will be on Saturdays at 1 p.m., and all tickets will be the special encore price of $12.50.
 
“We are proud to continue to bring Opera to the fans and patrons in Sedona, the Verde Valley and Northern Arizona,” said film festival director Patrick Schweiss. “Chamber Music Sedona has done a fantastic job of presenting these Opera events over the last few years. We will continue to present the same great Operas in high definition in the Met’s new home here at our Mary D. Fisher Theatre.”
 
“La Traviata” Giuseppe Verdi
Saturday, July 11 at 1 p.m.
 
Star soprano Natalie Dessay takes the stage as Violetta Valéry, the tragic courtesan who sacrifices everything for love, opposite American tenor Matthew Polenzani as Alfredo Germont. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Giorgio Germont, Alfredo's father, who disapproves of Violetta's lifestyle but is moved by her plight. Fabio Luisi conducts Willy Decker's innovative, modern-dress staging of one of the most-loved operas of all time.

"An enormous success… Willy Decker's grippingly spare, almost surreal new production of Verdi's Traviata has come back for this season as a vehicle for the soprano Natalie Dessay, who made a wrenching impression as the fatally ill courtesan. In the final act her performance of 'Addio, del passato,' Violetta's farewell to dreams of happy days past, was mellifluous and achingly real." –The New York Times

"Delivers style, sparkle, and stirring drama…" – Los Angeles Times

 
 
Synopsis of “La Traviata”:
 
ACT I: Violetta Valéry knows that she will die soon, exhausted by her restless life as a courtesan. At a party she is introduced to Alfredo Germont, who has been fascinated by her for a long time. Rumor has it that he has been enquiring after her health every day. The guests ask Alfredo to propose a toast. He celebrates true love, and Violetta responds in praise of free love. She is touched by his candid manner and honesty. Suddenly, she feels faint, and the guests withdraw. Only Alfredo remains behind and declares his love. There is no place for such feelings in her life, Violetta replies. But she gives him a camellia, asking him to return when the flower has faded. Alone, Violetta is torn by conflicting emotions—she doesn’t want to give up her way of life, but at the same time she feels that Alfredo has awakened her desire to be truly loved.
 
ACT II: Violetta has chosen a life with Alfredo, and they enjoy their love in the country, far from society. When Alfredo discovers that this is only possible because Violetta has been selling
her property, he leaves for Paris to procure money. In his absence, Alfredo’s father, Giorgio Germont, pays Violetta a visit. He demands that she separate from his son, as their relationship
threatens his daughter’s impending marriage. Over the course of their conversation, Germont comes to realize that Violetta is not after his son’s money but loves him unselfishly. He appeals to her generosity of spirit and Violetta finally agrees to leave Alfredo forever. Only after her death shall he learn the truth about why she returned to her old life. She accepts an invitation to a masked ball she has received and writes a goodbye letter to her lover. Alfredo returns, and while he is reading the letter, his father appears to console him. But all the memories of home and family can’t prevent the furious Alfredo from seeking revenge for Violetta’s apparent betrayal. At the masked ball, news has spread of Violetta and Alfredo’s separation. She arrives with her new lover, Baron Douphol. Alfredo and the baron battle at the gaming table and Alfredo wins a fortune. When everybody has withdrawn, Alfredo confronts Violetta, who claims to be in love with the Baron. In his rage Alfredo calls the guests as witnesses and declares that he doesn’t owe Violetta anything. He throws his winnings at her. Giorgio Germont, who has witnessed the scene, rebukes his son for his behavior. The baron challenges his rival to a duel.
 
Act III: Violetta is dying. Her last remaining friend, Doctor Grenvil, knows that she has only a few more hours to live. Alfredo’s father has written to Violetta, informing her that his son was not injured in the duel. Full of remorse, he has told him about Violetta’s sacrifice. Alfredo wants to rejoin her as soon as possible. Violetta is afraid that he might be too late. The sound of rampant celebrations are heard from outside while Violetta is in mortal agony. But Alfredo does arrive and the reunion fills Violetta with a final euphoria. Her energy and exuberant joy of life return. All sorrow and suffering seems to have left her—a final illusion, before death claims her.
 
Tickets are now on sale for all four summer encores by calling 928-282-1177 or clicking on the link below. Tickets are specially priced at $12.50 for these encores. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

CLICK HERE to order tickets for "La Traviata" online now.

Production runtime is 148 minutes.
 


Globe on Screen: The Duchess of Malfi
July 12


The famous Globe Theatre of London returns to Sedona on Sunday, July 12 in high definition when the Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere of Shakespeare’s “The Duchess of Malfi”. There will be one show at 4 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. This special production kicks off the full season of Globe on Screen that will be carried here in Sedona, presented by the film festival.
 
The Globe’s production of “The Duchess of Malfi” is the first ever theatrical production to be filmed entirely by candlelight. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole, with designs by Jonathan Fensom and music by Claire van Kampen, this truly unique production was created especially for the intimate atmosphere of the Globe’s new indoor space, with 250 candles used for each performance. Despite technical challenges presented by the lighting, the film beautifully captures the flickering candlelight and is a testament to both the exceptional quality Dromgoole’s production and to the wonderful performances.
 
The widowed Duchess of Malfi longs to marry her lover, the steward Antonio. But her rancorous brothers, Ferdinand and the Cardinal, are implacably opposed to the match. When their spy, Bosola, discovers that the Duchess has secretly married and carries Antonio’s child, they exact a terrible and horrific revenge.

 
 
“The Duchess of Malfi” — featuring Hollywood star Gemma Arterton in the title role — is a thrilling combination of brilliant coups de théâtre, extraordinary set-pieces and vivid characters, all lit by John Webster’s obsessional imagination.
 
Gemma Arterton returned to The Globe to play the Duchess in this sell-out production. Gemma made her professional stage debut at the Globe in 2007, when she won huge critical acclaim as Rosaline in “Love’s Labour’s Lost”.
 
This most intimate Jacobean tragedy proved a truly sensational curtain-raiser for The Globe’s very first season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Four-star reviews abound from all the media over the Globe’s “The Duchess of Malfi”. “Gemma Arterton brings to it beauty, determination and a sense of moral goodness,” raves The Guardian.
 
The Globe on Screen celebrates the power and imagination, the excitement of classic literature. Be transported to the surroundings in which William Shakespeare intended his work to be experienced. The Globe on Screen will present classic works in an imaginative, skillful and accessible style that honors Shakespeare and his fellow playwrights’ language and intentions, in a reconstruction of the house that Shakespeare built, while projecting their work through a 21st-century lens.
 
This is the definitive Shakespeare experience. Get closer to the action than ever before, experience the magic of the world famous Globe that yearly draws thousands of theatre lovers from around the world.
 
“The Duchess of Malfi” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on one day only: Sunday, July 12 at 4 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 "The Duchess of Malfi" and to order tickets online.

Production runtime is 150 minutes.
 


Sunshine Superman
July 16


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the one-night-only Northern Arizona premiere of “Sunshine Superman”, an award-winning new documentary. The film will show Thursday, July 16 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
 
“Sunshine Superman” is a heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish — the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular — and dangerous — feats of foot-launched human flight. Experience his jaw-dropping journey in life and love, to the pinnacle of his achievements when he and wife Jean broke the BASE jumping Guinness World Record in 1984 on the Norwegian 'Troll Wall' mountain range. Incredibly, within days, triumph was followed by disaster. 
 
Told through a stunning mix of Carl's 16mm archive footage, well-crafted re-enactments and state-of-the-art aerial photography, “Sunshine Superman” will leave you breathless and inspired.
 
Carl Boenish was considered the most prominent inventor and the “Pied Piper” of BASE jumping. Film director Marah Strauch was enthralled by the story of individuals who push themselves to transcend human limitations. Carl did not believe in man-made limitations. He believed BASE jumping was an expression of the human spirit. He was a visionary. Carl Boenish was also a filmmaker. He pushed his own physical limits to make films. He was transcending the physical, to find the spiritual. He was flying. Carl wanted to share the joy of BASE jumping with the world.

 
 
“At its core ‘Sunshine Superman’ is a love story. As a filmmaker I wanted to capture the essence of danger and the bitter sweetness of falling in love. I am interested in characters that pursue activities or goals that most people would think are waste of time and in this case a death wish,” said Straugh. “This film is about having your breath taken away, either by love, passion, or by dizzying heights. This film is on the surface about discovering a new extreme sport, in the 1980’s in California. On a deeper level the film explores themes of death, obsession, and living an authentic life despite the consequences.”
 
“The footage is striking, the memories of the man vivid, and the finale still stuns you.” — Roger Moore, Tribune News Wire

“The real-life stunts are eminently suspenseful and exhilarating, and adrenaline junkies will be well pleased.” — J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader

“RIVETING. The footage is gorgeous and astonishing.” — Stephanie Merry, Washington Post

“EYE-POPPING. The action shots are intoxicating, as close as most of us will get to feeling the jumpers’ euphoria.” — Walter Addiego, SF Chronicle
 
“Sunshine Superman” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre one day only: Thursday, July 16 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 "Sunshine Superman" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 101 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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