23rd Sedona International Film Festival - page 135

Sedona Interna!onal Film Fes!val 131
A Plas!c Ocean
USA | 2017 | 102 min • Documentary Feature
Director:
Craig Leeson
Producers:
Adam Leipzig, Jo Ruxton
Writers:
Mindy Ellio!, Craig Leeson
"A Plas"c Ocean" begins when journalist Craig
Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale,
discovers plas"c waste in what should be pris"ne
ocean.
In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with
free diver Tanya Streeter and an interna"onal team
of scien"sts and researchers, and they travel to
twenty loca"ons around the world over the next
four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans,
uncover alarming truths about plas"c pollu"on, and
reveal working solu"ons that can be put into imme‐
diate effect.
David A!enborough considers “A Plas"c Ocean”
"The most important film of its "me."
Thu, Feb 23 | 6pm
Mary D. Fisher
Sat, Feb 25 | 12:10pm
Harkins 2
Total Running Time: 1:42
Prodigy
USA | 2016 | 78 min • Narra"ve Feature
Directors/Execu!ve Producers/Producers/Writers:
Alex Haughey, Brian Vidal
Cast:
Richard Neil, Savannah Liles, Jolene Andersen
Dr. Fonda, an unconven"onal psychologist, is con‐
sulted on the case of a troubled young genius, Ellie.
Upon mee"ng the girl in a high‐security facility,
under the watchful eyes of a roomful of experts,
Fonda is surprised to discover the advanced nature
of Ellie's intelligence. However, as their session pro‐
gresses he uncovers just how desperate and dan‐
gerous this situa"on really is.
The psychologist and dangerous young genius en‐
gage in a chess match of wits, with the child's fate
hanging in the balance.
Preceded By:
The Counselor
USA | 2016 | 11 min • Narra"ve Short
Director:
Guy Bauer
Execu!ve Producers:
Guy Bauer,
Producers:
Guy Bauer, Amanda Smith, Jocelyn
Negron
Writer:
Ka"e Fe%ng
Cast:
Miles Fisher, Megan Skord, Taylor Bostwick
At a crisis center in late 1971, a freshly minted
counselor on the late shi& takes his first call: a suici‐
dal teenager whose parents won’t let her come
home for Christmas. The call exposes truths about
each that lead to a surprising conclusion.
Wed, Feb 22 | 6:20pm
Harkins 6
Sat, Feb 25 | 6:10pm
Harkins 2
Total Running Time: 1:29
Prison Dogs
USA | 2016 | 72 min • Documentary Feature
Directors/Producers:
Perri Peltz, Geeta Gandbhir
A story of love, loss, and redemp"on. "Prison Dogs"
focuses on the impact of a unique dog training pro‐
gram that gives two of the most marginalized popu‐
la"ons in our society — prison inmates and
veterans — a second chance. Filmed at Fishkill State
Correc"onal Facility in New York, the documentary
follows three inmates serving long‐term sentences
for murder and armed robbery. Typically, the men
spend their days mired in a tangle of frustra"on, re‐
gret, hopelessness, and anger. Enter Gloria Gilbert
Stoga, a feisty, brilliant dog expert with a tough
love, no‐nonsense a%tude and a firm belief in sec‐
ond chances. Gloria runs the program, Puppies Be‐
hind Bars, which teaches a select group of inmates
to train puppies to become service dogs for dis‐
abled veterans, whether suffering from PTSD or
physical injuries that render them immobile.
"Prison Dogs" captures in detail how the powerful
rela"onship between humans and animals can re‐
store the lives of those deemed impossible to save.
Lives are saved both behind bars and at home for
those newly returned from the ba!lefield. It is a
story of hope, one that not only posits that people
can change, but illustrates a very real way in which
it can be done.
Preceded By:
Brutus
Russian Federa"on/USA | 2016 | 38 min
Narra"ve Short
Director/Writer:
Konstan"n Fam
Execu!ve Producers:
Konstan"n Fam, Yan
Fisher‐Romanovsky
Producer:
Alexey Petrukhin
German shepherd named Brutus got into concen‐
tra"on camp and turned from a harmless pet into a
killer.
Mon, Feb 20 | 6pm
Mary D. Fisher
Fri, Feb 24 | 9:15am
Harkins 5
Total Running Time: 1:50
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