Sedona Film Festival Presents Plethora of Cinematic Treats For Fall 2017

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Get ready Sedona locals and visiting moviegoers for some great big-screen entertainment because the Sedona Film Festival is presenting a plethora of movies sure to satisfy the palette of those who appreciate film. The Sedona Film Festival prides itself on providing some of the best movie fare in northern Arizona. Read on to learn more and buy tickets for these great cinematic presentations.

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Season tickets are now on sale for the

12th anniversary season of THE MET: Live in HD!

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The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Met Live Opera: Live in HD series for the 2017-18. Once again, the festival will host the productions via satellite at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre, 2030 W. State Route 89A in West Sedona.

Each opera will be shown LIVE and then repeated later that day as an encore. Season ticket holders will have the option of choosing the live performance or the encore (or can mix and match for scheduling convenience).

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high-definition live cinema simulcasts, will begin its 12th season on Oct. 7, with a new production of Bellini’s “Norma” directed by Sir David McVicar and conducted by Carlo Rizzi, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed Normas, Sondra Radvanovsky.

Live in HD audiences around the world will see ten live performances from the Met’s 2017-18 season. The Met: Live in HD is the largest provider of alternative cinema content in the world, with more than 22 million tickets sold over the first 11 years of the series. The series brings live Met performances to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 71 countries around the world.

The 2017-18 Live in HD season will feature the series’ first broadcast of Bellini’s “Norma” starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role; the Met premiere of Thomas Adès’s “The Exterminating Angel”; Rossini’s “Semiramide”, which has not been staged at the Met in 25 years; Verdi’s tragedy “Luisa Miller” starring Sonya Yoncheva and Plácido Domingo; and the Met premiere of Massenet’s “Cendrillon”, starring Joyce DiDonato in the title role. In addition to the productions new to Live in HD, audiences can see the Met’s new stagings of Puccini’s “Tosca”, starring Sonya Yoncheva and Vittorio Griogolo; Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” set in the 1950s in Coney Island, with an ensemble cast including Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara. The season will also feature Mozart’s full-length German opera “Die Zauberflöte” conducted by Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine; Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore”, starring Pretty Yende in her first Met performances as the spirited Adina with Matthew Polenzani reprising Nemorino, and Puccini’s “La Bohème” featuring Sonya Yoncheva and Michael Fabiano as the young Parisian lovers, Mimì and Rodolfo.

Met stars serve as hosts for the HD series, conducting live interviews with cast, crew, and production teams, and introducing the popular behind-the-scenes features.

The 2017-18 Met Live in HD series dates are:

Norma: October 7, 2017

Die Zauberflöte: October 14, 2017

The Exterminating Angel: November 18, 2017

Tosca: January 27, 2018

L’Elisir d’Amore: February 10, 2018

Semiramide: March 10, 2018

La Bohéme: March 17, 2018

Così fan tutte: March 31, 2018

Luisa Miller: April 14, 2018

Cendrillon: April 28, 2018

In addition to the Met Live Opera season, there will be a special holiday encore presentation of “Hansel and Gretel” on Dec. 9. The encore is specially priced and is not part of the opera season package.

Tickets for each opera are $25 general admission, $22 for Film Festival members, and $15 for full-time students. Season tickets are also available for just $20 per opera, when purchased as a package. For more information, please call the Sedona International Film Festival at 928-282-1177 or visit the office at 2030 W. State Route 89A, Suite A3 in West Sedona. Information and tickets are also available at www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.

 

Sedona Film Festival presents romantic comedy ‘Unleashed’ Sept. 22-27

Delightfully fun new film premieres at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the new romantic comedy “Unleashed” — featuring a comedic ensemble cast and adorable pets — showing Sept. 22-27 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Emma’s love life is a lost cause until her perfect pets become her perfect dates. Now it’s their turn to train her to find love!

Emma (Kate Micucci) — a brilliant but awkward app designer — moves to San Francisco after a massive betrayal by her boyfriend with only her beloved pets, an adorable cat and an energetic mutt, in tow.

One night, drawn by a cosmic event and the light of a Supermoon, Emma’s pets escape into the night and are transformed into full-grown men, forcing Emma to reconsider her outlook on dating and hilariously work out her trust issues, while ultimately learning to love herself.

“Unleashed” is a delightful, adorable and thoroughly enjoyable romantic comedy.

“Unleashed” features an ensemble cast including Kate Micucci, Justin Chatwin, Steven Howey, Hana Mae Lee, Illeana Douglas, Josh Brener, and Sean Astin.

“Thoroughly endearing.” — Hollywood Reporter

“Smart, sweet-natured fun!” — Hudson Reporter

“ ‘Unleashed’ works because of the collective commitment to the magical realism on-screen. Chatwin and Howey give truly inspired physical performances.” — LA Times

“Justin Chatwin is amazing… his exaggerated movements and hiss-y fits ideally suited to make me laugh out loud.” — Mill Valley Herald

The screenings of “Unleashed” are co-sponsored by the Humane Society of Sedona and BMO Harris Bank.

“Unleashed” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sept. 22-27. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Monday, Sept. 22, 23 and 25; and 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 26 and 27.

Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.

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Film Festival presents encore of award-winning ‘The Fencer’ Sept. 28

Golden Globe nominee and film festival hit returns for one night engagement

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a one-night only special encore of the award-winning and inspiring new film “The Fencer” on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“The Fencer” was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and played to audience acclaim at the 2016 Sedona International Film Festival and is now being distributed around the world. The film makes this one-night-only return to Sedona by popular demand.

Based on a true story, a young man with a secret past is in hiding as a teacher in a small Estonian village where he organizes a fencing club that affects the lives of the local children in profound ways.

Endel Nelis, arrives in Haapsalu, Estonia, in the early 1950s. Having left Leningrad to escape the secret police, he finds work as a teacher and founds a sports club for his students. Endel becomes a father figure to his students and starts teaching them his great passion — fencing, which causes a conflict with the school’s principal. Envious, the principal starts investigating Endel’s background.

Endel learns to love the children and looks after them; most are orphans as a result of the Russian occupation. Fencing becomes a form of self-expression for the children and Endel becomes a role model.

The children want to participate in a national fencing tournament in Leningrad, and Endel must make a choice: risk everything to take the children to Leningrad or put his safety first and disappoint them.

“Suffused with gorgeous cinematography, this sharp-sweet drama is a pleasure to watch.” — Kate Muir, The Times of London

“Well-acted, smoothly crafted.” — Justin Chang, Variety

“An affecting portrait of a decent man who risks his life to uphold a bond of trust with his students.” — Marilyn Ferdinand, Chicago Reader

“The Fencer” will show at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.

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National Theatre of London’s ‘Yerma’ premieres in Sedona Sept. 24

Sedona Film Festival hosts big-screen debut of new production at Fisher Theatre

The National Theatre of London continues its season with its acclaimed production of “Yerma” showing in Sedona on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre on National Art House Theater Day.

Billie Piper’s Olivier Award-winning performance in “Yerma” is broadcast live to cinemas.

A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a baby, in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.

Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties struggling to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking climax.

The unmissable theatre phenomenon is sold-out at the Young Vic and is one of the hottest tickets in London, so the only way for audiences to see the production now is in the cinema.

“An extraordinary theatrical triumph.” — The Times

“Billie Piper is in raw, ferocious, spellbinding form.” — Evening Standard

“Billie Piper is astonishing — everything about this production is on-point.” — iNews

“Wonderfully bold and sensitive writing and direction from Simon Stone.” — The Sunday Times

Please note: This performance contains strobe lighting.

“Yerma” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177 or online at www.SedonaFilmFestival.org. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

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Sedona Film Festival presents sneak preview of ‘Lucky’ Sept. 24

Celebrate National Art House Theater Day with advance screening at Fisher Theatre

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join hundreds of theaters around the nation to celebrate Art House Theater Day on Sunday, Sept. 24 with sneak preview screenings of “Lucky” at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

See the film on this special occasion before it opens in New York and Los Angeles a week later!

Art House Theater Day celebrates the art house theater and the cultural role it plays in a community. It is a day to recognize the year-round contributions of film and filmmakers, patrons, projectionists, and staff, and the brick and mortar theaters that are passionately dedicated to providing access to the best cinematic experience.

Art House Theater Day celebrates the legacy of independent theaters as advocates for cinema arts. In an age where media has become more digital than tangible, more solitary than social, art house theaters remain the physical spaces where film lovers congregate and connect with intrepid, creative filmmaking. They are the beating heart for new and exciting cinema.

“Lucky” features a stellar, award-winning, all-star cast including Harry Dean Stanton, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt and Beth Grant.

“Lucky” follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist (Harry Dean Stanton) and the quirky characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town. Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment.

Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch’s directorial debut, “Lucky”, is at once a love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on mortality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection.

“The performance of a lifetime,” raves Joe Leydon of Variety. “Everything Harry Dean Stanton has done in his career, and his life, has brought him to his moment of triumph in ‘Lucky’.”

“A must see! Harry Dean Stanton is a living legend.” — David Fear, Rolling Stone

“Fantastic. Stanton is phenomenal. One of the best performances of 2017.” — Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

“A wise and wistful love letter — both fun and full of life. Few people have ever done it better than Harry Dean Stanton.” — David Erlich, Indiewire

“Lucky” will show at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.

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Jim Curry’s Tribute to the Music of John Denver outdoor concert and Western Bar-B-Que highlight Roundup at the Ranch on Oct. 1  

The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time. Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage.   Jim Curry will bring his band and perform his tribute to the music of John Denver at the “Roundup at the Ranch” event on Sunday, Oct. 1, presented by the Sedona International Film Festival. This special fundraising event will include an outdoor concert on the lawn of the Indian Creek Ranch in Cornville and an Old West Bar-B-Que.

Tribute artist Jim Curry — whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie “Take Me Home: The John Denver Story” — has performed Denver’s music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits.   Curry’s uncanny ability to mirror John’s voice and clean-cut look takes you back to the time when “Rocky Mountain High” “Sunshine” “Calypso” and “Annie’s Song” topped the charts, and his popular music had the heartfelt message of caring for the earth and caring for each other.

“Curry and his band were here in Sedona when the Sedona Performing Arts Center first opened. It was the first live show in the venue and sold out all 750 seats,” said festival director Patrick Schweiss. “We are thrilled to bring him and the band back for an encore performance for this special fundraiser.”

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for this special outdoor concert event. You will be treated to an Old West Bar-B-Que meal from the Montana Barbecue company with all the cowboy fixin’s.

“We are making it a total Wild-West event — think diamonds and denim!” said Beverly Hurff, the festival’s Board Chair and Events Chair. “Bring out your inner cowboy or cowgirl! Put on your best Western attire and join us for a fun-filled outdoor concert.”

Prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl in the spirit of the Old West.

Earle Weatherwax will host this year’s event at Georgia and Earle’s Indian Creek Ranch in Cornville. He is a supporter, board member and friend of the Sedona International Film Festival.

“Roundup at the Ranch” will take place at 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 1. Tickets are only $55 per person. A limited number of VIP tables are available for $750 (for up to 10 guests). All tickets include the concert, the Bar-B-Que meal and a non-alcoholic beverage. There will also be a no-host, cash bar available. Call the Sedona International Film Festival at 928-282-1177 for tickets and more information. You may also visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org .

Sedona Film Festival presents ‘Marjorie Prime’ premiere Sept. 29-Oct. 4

All-star cast including Lois Smith and John Hamm featured in film at Fisher Theatre

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “Marjorie Prime” — starring Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Lois Smith and Tim Robbins — showing Sept. 29-Oct. 4 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Memories are sometimes all we have to lean on. We remember good times and bad, though it’s not uncommon to bury memories that are troubling and painful. So what if memories could be remembered for you — or forgotten for you? Such is the premise of “Marjorie Prime”.

In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie (veteran actress Lois Smith) — a jumble of disparate, fading memories — has a handsome new companion (Jon Hamm) who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her.

What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?

Also starring Academy Award-winners Geena Davis and Tim Robbins, “Marjorie Prime” is based on Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer-Nominated play, exploring memory and identity, love and loss.

“ ‘Marjorie Prime’ is both a sophisticated chamber of drama and a captivating contemplation of time, memory and mortality.”  — Screen Daily

“Marjorie Prime” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sept. 29-Oct. 5. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1; and 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 3 and 4.

Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.

Sedona Film Festival joins 300 cities around the world to present the Manhattan Short Film Festival at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sept. 29-Oct. 4

Filmgoers in Sedona will unite with audiences in over 300 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world when the 20th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival screens at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, Sept. 29-Oct. 4, hosted by the Sedona International Film Festival.

Manhattan Short is the only event of its kind. The Final 10 are screened simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating cinema.

The 10 Manhattan Short finalists hail from nine countries with films from Syria, Latvia and Georgia representing their respective countries for the first time in this event. Two short films hail from Spain, the only country with multiple Final 10 selections. These Final 10 short films represent the best short films among a record 1615 submissions from 75 countries received by Manhattan Short for 2017, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films.

This year’s Final 10 represent an extraordinary range of film genres with comedy, drama, horror, scifi, animation, and martial arts short films all part of the Manhattan Short program.

In addition, all Final 10 short films will become Oscar-qualified.

The Final 10 are:

Do No Harm (New Zealand), Behind (Spain), Fickle Bickle (USA), Hope Dies Last (United Kingdom), The Perfect Day (Spain), Just Go! (Latvia), Mare Nostrum (Syria), Viola, Franca (Italy), In a Nutshell(Switzerland), 8 Minutes (Georgia).

Film synopsis are as follows:

DO NO HARM: A single-minded surgeon is forced to break her physician’s oath when violent gangsters storm into a hospital to stop a crucial operation.

BEHIND: A divorced mother is obsessed with the idea that her ex-husband is plotting to take her baby away from her.

FICKLE BICKLE: Left alone in a magnificent mansion after the forgetful owner goes on vacation, a plumber contacts his high school crush, knowing she’s always been a “gold-digger”.

HOPE DIES LAST: During World War II, a prisoner working as a barber for the Nazis fears every haircut may be his last.

THE PERFECT DAY: With a $10 million business deal set to close and a date, David figures today will be the best day of his life. Not quite.

JUST GO!: A young man who lost both of his legs in a childhood accident comes to the rescue of the girl he loves when she is victimized by villains.

MARE NOSTRUM: On a Mediterranean shore, a Syrian father’s decision to give his daughter a better life puts her in danger of losing it.

VIOLA, FRANCA: Sicily, 1965. Franca is being forced to marry her rapist to avoid becoming a pariah in her traditionalist community, but she rebels against the established custom.

IN A NUTSHELL: Love, war and the myriad states of humanity and the world condensed into a visual summation that’s a treat for the eyes.

8 MINUTES: With the end of the world fast approaching, an aging magician realized one last feat of magic is required of him.

You Be the Judge!

Which of these 10 short films is the best? That’s up to a worldwide audience to decide. Cinema-goers across the United States and around the globe will become instant film critics as they are handed a ballot upon entry that allows them to vote for the Best Film and Best Actor. Manhattan Short is the ultimate audience award that salutes the creative talents of both directors behind the camera and actors in front of it.

Votes will be sent through to Manhattan Short headquarters with the winner announced at ManhattanShort.com on Monday Oct 9, at 10 a.m. EST.

The first Manhattan Short was held in 1998, when 16 short films were shown onto a screen mounted on the side of a truck in Little Italy’s Mulberry Street in New York City, and has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon. Manhattan Short is the only film festival on the planet that unfolds, simultaneously, in cinemas around the world, bringing over 100,000 film-lovers across six continents together for one week, to view the work of the next generation of filmmakers.

The Manhattan Short Film Festival will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sept. 29-Oct. 4. Showtimes will be: 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1; and 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 3 and 4.

Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information and to order tickets online, visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org .

‘Hans Zimmer: Live in Prague’ premieres on screen in Sedona on Oct. 2 

Critically-acclaimed European tour makes debut at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre 

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join theaters around the world for a special one-night-only theatrical concert event: “Hans Zimmer: Live in Prague”, coming to the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Monday, Oct. 2 at 4 and 7 p.m.

Zimmer’s critically acclaimed European Tour arrived at the sold out O2 Arena in the Czech capital, bringing with him a support cast of 72 musicians, which included a full choir, symphony orchestra and his own 21-piece hand-picked backing band that featured Johnny Marr (The Smiths) and many of Academy Award-winner Hans’ closest friends and collaborators.

That night, the sell-out 17,000-strong crowd witnessed an incredible live show of music from Hans’ unparalleled career. This concert film gives fans of the films and his work the perfect seat to see the musical maestro at work, set to a ground-breaking light show, stunning visuals and state-of-the-art audio.

The “Live In Prague” show features themes from: Gladiator, Interstellar, “The Da Vinci Code, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Sherlock Holmes, The Dark Knight Trilogy, The Lion King, Crimson Tide, Inception, Rain Man, Driving Miss Daisy and more.

Zimmer’s multi-award winning career reaches back to the mid-eighties and he has developed close working relationships with renowned directors such as Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Bay, Ron Howard, Gore Verbinski and Christopher Nolan. His credits include some of the biggest blockbuster movies of all time along with acclaimed TV series such as The Crown and Planet Earth II.

As an added bonus for cinemas, a 10-minute interview was shot with Hans giving the viewer an insight into the man behind the score of many of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.

Hans Zimmer has won an Academy Award for “The Lion King” and been nominated on nine other occasions. His film scores have also won two Golden Globes, four Grammys, four Satellite Awards, three Saturn Awards and three Classical Brit Awards along with many more nominations.

“Hans Zimmer: Live in Prague” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Monday, Oct. 2 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177 or online at www.SedonaFilmFestival.org. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

Film Festival presents ‘Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of our Lives’ Oct. 5

Iconic trailblazing music executive in the spotlight of award-winning documentary

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a one-night only special Northern Arizona premiere of the award-winning new music documentary “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of our Lives” on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Documentarian Chris Perkel catalogues the life and successes of iconic music executive Clive Davis, from his miraculous start at Columbia Records through his trailblazing work at Arista Records and J Records, with a heavy dose of outstanding music sprinkled in between.

More than mere biography, “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives” is a guided tour of the cultural revolution from the ’60s to the rise of hip-hop, led by a man who consistently caught the next wave before everyone else — if he didn’t just create the wave himself.

Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel, Santana, Miles Davis, Billy Joel, The Grateful Dead, Barry Manilow, Patti Smith, Kenny G, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Sean Combs, Alicia Keys:  even a partial list does not do justice to the incredible range of performers Davis discovered, mentored, or oversaw during his career.

Many of them are in the film, in both archival footage and contemporary interviews, to attest to Davis’s singular talent, blessed life, and how much work went into one to create the other. In Aretha’s words, Davis is “the greatest record man of all time,” and “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives” is definitive, ceaselessly entertaining proof

As the record industry’s most innovative and influential executive, Clive Davis has had a profound effect on the world of music. In 2000, Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the only non-performer. Almost simultaneously, it was announced that he would be the recipient of the Trustees Lifetime Achievement award at the Grammy Awards.

Davis’ passion for music, though, is matched by a passion for helping his fellow man. The recipient of many Humanitarian honors from organizations such as the T.J. Martell Foundation, the Anti-Defamation League and the American Cancer Society, Davis began his tireless efforts in the battle against AIDS in 1985.  And in 1998, Clive Davis was bestowed the Humanitarian Award from the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR).

“Captivating! Watching the movie is like listening to some ultimate annotated Classic Top 40 playlist.” — Variety

“Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of our Lives” will show at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.

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