23rd Sedona International Film Festival - page 115

Sedona Interna!onal Film Fes!val 111
The Load
Mexico | 2015 | 89 min • Narra!ve Feature
Director/Producer:
Alan Jonsson Gavica
Late sixteenth century. A Tameme Indian man and
a noble Spanish woman flee through the forests of
the New World in search of freedom.
Their fran!c journey so"ens the tension between
them and dissolves their longstanding differences
and creates in!mate bonds that threaten their very
survival.
Preceded By:
Lost Face
Australia/Canada | 2016 | 15 min • Narra!ve Short
Director:
Sean Meehan
Execu!ve Producer:
Sam McGarry
Producers:
Sam McGarry, Ma$ Gillespie
Cast:
Gerald Auger, Mar!n Dubreuil, Morris
Birdyellowhead
Subienkow is in mortal danger. The fort he and his
fellow fur thieves have erected in the snow is in
flames — a$acked by the very tribe they enslaved
to build it — now only he and Big Ivan remain.
As Ivan is tortured before him Subienkow must
think fast to escape the terrible, protracted death
that awaits him. He calls over the chief, Makamuk,
and begins to bargain.
Warning: Violent Content
Wed, Feb 22 | 9pm
Mary D. Fisher
Fri, Feb 24 | 6:20pm
Harkins 6
Total Running Time: 1:44
Me and the Alien
Mexico | 2016 | 80 min • Narra!ve Feature
Director:
Jesus Magaña
Producers:
Jesus Magaña, Candy Alvarado
Writers:
Jesus Magaña, Emiliano Flores Burillo,
Fernando del Raz
Lauro, Rita and Agus have a punk band that isn’t
very successful, so to “renew” their sound, they ac‐
cept “The Alien” a talented keybord player, who
has down syndrome. Thanks to Alien's 'touch”, Mr.
Gramophone, their manager, takes them to the top
of the music scene with a new genre. However,
Lauro gets jealous of The Alien because he steals
the a$en!on from the public and Rita, his ex‐girl‐
friend.
Preceded By:
Learning to Drive
United States | 2016 | 30 min • Narra!ve Short
Director/Producer/Writer:
Roderick E. Stevens II
Cast:
Connor Long, Kevin Coubal
"Learning to Drive" is inspired by the true story of a
feisty young man with down syndrome, determined
to convince his sca$erbrained brother to teach him
how to drive.
Thu, Feb 23 | 6:15pm
Harkins 5
Sat, Feb 25 | 3:15pm
Harkins 5
Total Running Time: 1:50
Magnus
Norway | 2016 | 78 min • Documentary Feature
Director:
Benjamin Ree
Producer:
Sigurd Mikal Karoliussen
Writers:
Linn‐Jeanethe Kyed, Benjamin Ree
From child prodigy to chess genius.
Nicknamed the “Mozart of Chess,” Magnus Carlsen
combines the skill and intellect of a chess grand‐
master with unrivaled originality and intui!on.
World premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Fes!val,
this unique coming‐of‐age story follows Magnus’s
meteoric rise from a bullied young boy to the lead‐
ing World Chess Champion. The film invites audi‐
ences to not only experience the fascina!ng world
of compe!!ve chess, but also peek into the mind of
a modern genius.
Preceded By:
All the Marbles
USA | 2017 | 17 min • Narra!ve Short
Director/Producer/Writer:
Michael Swingler
A !mid li$le boy challenges a villainous bully to a
game of marbles in a bizarre and fantas!cal world
where marbles are as precious as gold.
Mon, Feb 20 | 9am
Mary D. Fisher
Thu, Feb 23 | 12:15pm
Harkins 5
Total Running Time: 1:35
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