23rd Sedona International Film Festival - page 87

Sedona Interna!onal Film Fes!val 83
Fanny’s Journey
France/Belgium | 2016 | 94 min • Narra!ve Feature
Director:
Lola Doillon
Producers:
Saga Blanchard, Marie de Lussigny
Writers:
Lola Doillon, Anne Peyrégne
Cast:
Cécile de France, Léonie Souchaud, Fan!ne
Harduin, Juliane Lepoureau, Ryan Brodie
Based on a true story, "Fanny's Journey" is an in‐
credible tale of bravery, strength and survival, a
story of a daring young girl who will stop at nothing
and fear no one. In 1943, 13‐year old Fanny and her
younger sisters were sent from their home in
France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children.
When the Nazis arrive in Italy, their caretakers des‐
perately organize the departure of the children to
Switzerland. When they are suddenly le# on their
own, these eleven children a$empt tp do the im‐
possible: reach the Swiss border and freedom.
Preceded By:
The Train
USA | 2015 | 10 min • Narra!ve Short
Director/Producer/Writer:
Asher Grodman
Cast:
Eli Wallach, Asher Grodman, Dawn Cantwell
A preoccupied young man reluctantly agrees to
take some !me from his busy day to meet his girl‐
friend’s grandfather (Academy Award Winner Eli
Wallach). He learns how life can change in a mo‐
ment.
Sat, Feb 18 | 9am
Sedona Performing Arts Center
Tue, Feb 21 | 9pm
Mary D. Fisher
Total Running Time: 1:44
Fire at Sea
Italy/France | 2016 | 108 min • Documentary Feature
Director:
Gianfranco Rosi
Producers:
Roberto Cicu$o, Paolo Del Brocco,
Camille Laemlé, Serge Lalou
Writers:
Gianfranco Rosi, Carla Ca$ani
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best
Documentary Feature!
The first documentary to ever win the top award at
the Berlin Interna!onal Film Fes!val, “Fire at Sea”
takes place in Lampedusa, a once peaceful Mediter‐
ranean island that has become a major entry point
for African refugees into Europe.
There, we meet Samuele, a 12‐year‐old boy who
lives simply, climbing rocks by the shore and playing
with his slingshot. Yet nearby we also witness thou‐
sands of men, women and children trying to survive
the crossing from Africa in boats that are too small
for such a journey.
Filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi masterfully places these
reali!es side by side, and in so doing creates a
remarkable third narra!ve that jolts us into a new
understanding of what is really happening in the
Mediterranean today.
Mon, Feb 20 | 12pm
Sedona Performing Arts Center
Fri, Feb 24 | 3:15pm
Harkins 5
Total Running Time: 1:48
Finding Oscar
USA | 2016 | 95 min • Documentary Feature
Director:
Ryan Suffern
Execu!ve Producer:
Steven Spielberg
Producers:
Ryan Suffern, Frank Marshall
Writers:
Ryan Suffern, Mark Monroe
What if everything you knew about yourself was a
lie, and the truth revealed a secret about the worst
humanity has to offer? "Finding Oscar" is about the
search for jus!ce in the case of the Dos Erres mas‐
sacre in Guatemala in 1982. That search leads to the
trail of two li$le boys, Oscar and Ramiro, who were
abducted during the slaughter and raised by some
of the very soldiers who’d murdered their families.
These boys offer the only living evidence that !es
the Guatemalan government to the massacre. The
film follows the men and women who have spent
nearly two decades looking for answers — from the
human‐rights worker who first heard the story to
the forensic anthropologists trying to iden!fy vic‐
!ms and contact families. The documentary profiles
the young Guatemalan prosecutor who took on her
own government, and the U.S. immigra!on agents
who began rounding up war criminals found living in
the States. In a country built on impunity, it will take
this dedicated team to find jus!ce more than thirty
years later, and uncover a truth more significant
than anyone could have imagined.
Sun, Feb 19 | 3pm
Mary D. Fisher
Tue, Feb 21 | 12:10pm
Harkins 2
Total Running Time: 1:35
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