Film Festival presents Flagstaff premiere of
‘The Eye of the Storm’ on Jan. 9
All-star, Academy Award-winning cast featured in monthly cinema series offering
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Flagstaff premiere of the award-winning new film “The Eye of the Storm” on Wednesday, Jan. 9 as part of the festival’s monthly Flagstaff Cinema Series. There will be one screening of the film at 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Flagstaff 11 Theatres.
“The Eye of the Storm” features an award-winning ensemble cast including Academy Award winners Geoffrey Rush and Charlotte Rampling and Golden Globe winner Judy Davis.
Elizabeth Hunter (Charlotte Rampling), controls all in her life – society, her staff, and her children. But the once great beauty will now determine her most defiant act as she chooses her time to die.
In the Sydney suburb of Centennial Park, two nurses, a housekeeper and a solicitor attend to Elizabeth as her expatriate son and daughter convene at her deathbed. But in dying, as in living, Mrs. Hunter remains a powerful force on those who surround her.
Estranged from a mother who was never capable of loving them Sir Basil (Geoffrey Rush) — a famous but struggling actor in London — and Dorothy (Judy Davis) — an impecunious French princess — attempt to reconcile with her. In doing so they are reduced from states of worldly sophistication to floundering adolescence. For the first time in their lives, the meaning of compassion takes the children by surprise.
Based on the novel by Nobel Prize winner Patrick White, “The Eye of the Storm” is an eye-opening exploration of family relationships — and the sharp undercurrents of love and hate, comedy and tragedy, which define them.
Andrea Houchard and Matt Goodwin from Philosophy in the Public Interest and the Northern Arizona University Philosophy Department will lead a discussion following the film screening.
The series is made possible by a grant from the Flagstaff Community Foundation and Flagstaff Medical Center Foundation. Additional support comes from the Northern Arizona University Cinema Studies Program and Philosophy Department.
“The Eye of the Storm” will be shown at Harkins Flagstaff 11 Theatres on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members ($6 for full-time students), and will be available starting at 6:00 p.m. that day in the Harkins lobby. Members can purchase tickets in advance by calling 282-1177.
CLICK HERE to see a trailer of "The Eye of the Storm".
Film runtime is 119 minutes.