23rd Sedona International Film Festival - page 143

Sedona Interna!onal Film Fes!val 139
Reasons to Believe
USA | 2017 | 70 min • Documentary Feature
Director:
Ben Fama Jr.
Execu!ve Producers:
Ben Fama Jr., Mesa Fama,
Jeremy Hawkes
Producers:
Ben Fama Jr., Mesa Fama
Featuring:
Michael Shermer, Peter Boghossian
"Reasons To Believe" is an explora!on of human
beings and the psychology of why we believe what
we believe about reality and how it distorts our per‐
cep!ons of it. Interviewing experts in the fields of
psychology and philosophy, filmmaker Ben Fama Jr.
asks the ques!on: Why do we believe?
Preceded By:
Rocket
USA | 2016 | 29 min • Narra!ve Short
Director:
Brenna Malloy
Producer:
Sarah Hulsman
Writers:
Brenna Malloy, Ian Hock
Cast:
Lizzie Clarke, Cameron Diskin, Danny Downey,
Lexi Sullivan, Lacey Hannan, Pamela Adamic
“Rocket” tells a bi#ersweet fairytale set in the
world of 1950's dirt track racing. With a legacy tra‐
di!onally passed down from father to son, Annie
Pankratz strives to build a des!ny all her own.
Tue, Feb 21 | 6pm
Mary D. Fisher
Fri, Feb 24 | 12:20pm
Harkins 6
Total Running Time: 1:39
RiverBlue
Canada | 2016 | 95 min • Documentary Feature
Directors:
David McIlvride, Roger Williams
Execu!ve Producers:
Roger Williams, Mark Angelo
Producer:
Roger Williams
Writer:
David McIlvride
Cast:
Mark Angelo
Featuring:
Jason Priestley
Can a change in fashion save the planet? Following
interna!onal river conserva!onist, Mark Angelo,
"RiverBlue" spans the globe to infiltrate one of the
world’s most pollu!ve industries, fashion. Through
harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the ir‐
responsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, the
manufacturing of our clothing is destroying rivers
globally.
Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley,
this groundbreaking documentary examines the de‐
struc!on of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the
solu!ons that inspire hope for a sustainable future.
Preceded By:
Joshua Tree:
Threatened Wonderland
USA | 2016 | 14 min • Documentary Short
Director:
Bill Wisneski
Joshua Tree Na!onal Park, with its mysterious rock
forma!ons and iconic trees, has long provided a
haven for those seeking an inspira!onal experience.
But with current threats from air pollu!on, fires,
and global warming, scien!sts believe the majority
of Joshua Trees may be gone in less than 100 years.
As the trees disappear, this amazing wonderland
will be changed forever.
Sun, Feb 19 | 3pm
Harkins 1
Tue, Feb 21 | 6:20pm
Harkins 6
Total Running Time: 1:49
Reengineering Sam
USA | 2016 | 82 min • Documentary Feature
Director/Writer:
Brian Malone
Producers:
Brian Malone, Diana Holtzberg, Daniel
Junge, Cindy Malone
Cast:
Sam Schmidt
Sam Schmidt was living out his boyhood dream as
an IndyCar racer and earning the !tle of IndyCar
“Rookie of the Year”. His dream came to an abrupt
end when he crashed into a wall at 200 miles per
hour, leaving him a quadriplegic. Sam’s accident
rendered him physically helpless, unable to scratch
an itch much less drive again, un!l a dedicated
group of bright engineering minds stepped up to
build him a car that he could drive using only his
head. "Reengineering Sam" chronicles Sam’s per‐
sonal life and business ventures, his road back to the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and groundbreaking
adap!ve technologies that hold promise of a level of
independence for anyone confined to a wheelchair.
Sun, Feb 19 | 6:15pm
Harkins 5
Mon, Feb 20 | 9:15am
Harkins 5
Total Running Time: 1:22
The Salesman
Iran/France | 2016 | 125 min • Narra!ve Feature
Director/Writer:
Asghar Farhadi
Producers:
Asghar Farhadi, Alexandre Mallet‐Guy
Cast:
Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoos!, Babak
Karimi, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best
Foreign Language Film!
A%er their old flat becomes damaged, Emad and
Rana, a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to
move into a new apartment. However, once relo‐
cated, a sudden erup!on of violence linked to the
previous tenant of their new home drama!cally
changes the couple’s life, crea!ng a simmering
tension between husband and wife.
Thurs, Feb 23 | 6:00pm
Sedona Performing Arts Center
Total Running Time: 2:05
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