Sedona Film Festival Presents Plethora of Cinematic Treats For Aug. 2017

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Get ready Sedona locals and visiting moviegoers for a solid week of great big-screen entertainment.

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.

 

 

Film Festival presents Magician Eric Giliam live onstage Aug. 12

Award-winning magician brings his popular, high energy show to Sedona

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present “The Magic and Illusions of Eric Giliam” coming to the Mary D. Fisher Theatre for one show only on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Award-winning magician and illusionist Eric Giliam brings his popular, high-energy, all-ages show to Sedona!

The former World Teen Magic Champion has won many awards and prizes since he started performing at age twelve, among them, the award for the most original and innovative stage act presented to him by Siegfried and Roy in Las Vegas.

Giliam’s sleight of hand, illusions, and stage presentation have taken him regularly overseas, performing on prime time TV shows in London, Rome, and most recently an exclusive show in Spain. He continues entertaining in the U.S., performing several hundred public and private stage shows every year.

The high energy show of magic, laughter, fascination and crowd participation has entertained and amazed audiences of all ages. Several of the magic routines performed are not seen in any other show.

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, the 26-year-old entertainer likes to incorporate a winter scene into one of his acts. The performance will reveal to the audience that not everything seen can be explained!

Prepare to be amazed and mesmerized by magician and illusionist Eric Giliam!

“The Magic and Illusions of Eric Giliam” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission, or $18 for Film Festival member and students. There are a limited number of VIP tickets available for $25 giving you reserved seating in the front rows of the theater.

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.

Sedona Film Festival presents ‘Beatriz at Dinner’ premiere Aug. 11-17

Salma Hayek, John Lithgow and Connie Britton star in film at Mary D. Fisher Theatre 

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “Beatriz at Dinner” — starring Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton and Chloë Sevigny — showing Aug. 11-17 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

At an elegant dinner party in a swanky hilltop home, conversation between a soft-spoken holistic healer and a hard-nosed businessman explodes into a bitter clash of cultures in “Beatriz at Dinner”, the latest provocative film from director Miguel Arteta and screenwriter Mike White.

Exploring the widening gulf between the world’s haves and have-nots with fierce insight and unexpected humor, Beatriz at Dinner addresses contemporary controversies, from economic inequality and conservation to the necessity of simple human kindness.

Beatriz (Salma Hayek), a self-effacing and spiritual immigrant from Mexico, has spent her adult life caring for the sick while neglecting herself. When her car breaks down and she is stranded at a client’s luxurious Newport Beach home overnight, her well-meaning employer Kathy (Connie Britton) insists she join them for a dinner party that evening.

At an intimate and sumptuous celebration of her husband’s latest business venture, Beatriz is introduced to Doug Strutt (John Lithgow), a ruthless billionaire real-estate developer. She listens uncomfortably while Doug brags about his aggressive business tactics, but when he boasts about shooting a rhino in Africa, she can no longer hold her tongue. As opposing worldviews collide over a dinner table, Beatriz’s pent up outrage spills out in a way that surprises even herself.

“An elegant, delicious dark comedy.” — Los Angeles Times

“A bracingly relevant satire.” — The Hollywood Reporter

“Salma Hayek gives the performance of her career … she radiates with grit and grace.” — Rolling Stone

“Beatriz at Dinner” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Aug. 11-17. Showtimes will be 4 and 7 p.m. on Friday and Thursday, Aug. 11 and 17; 4 p.m. on Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 12, 15 and 16; and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13.

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.

 National Theatre’s ‘Angels in America – Part 2’ premieres in Sedona Aug. 13

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 “Angels in America Part 2: Perestroika” showing in Sedona on Sunday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Although the subject matter is serious, the writing is fantastically funny and the performances are brilliantly entertaining.

“A blistering production. The entire cast are superb.” — What’s On Stage

“Andrew Garfield and the company soar in this seismic revival.” — Arts Desk

“Andrew Garfield gives one of the performances of the year in Tony Kushner’s hallucinatory epic.” — Time Out

“Beautifully staged. Astonishing performances. Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane excel.” — Guardian

“Angels in America Part 2: Perestroika” will show on Sunday, Aug. 13 at 2 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.

‘In Search of Chopin’ premieres on screen in Sedona on Aug. 14

Award-winning documentary features one of the world’s greatest composers at Fisher theatr

Sedona International Film Festival presents the Arizona premiere of “In Search of Chopin”. The event will show in Sedona on Monday, Aug. 14 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Acclaimed director Phil Grabsky brings to the cinema screens around the world the life and music of Fryderyk Chopin — one of the greatest composers of all time — in “In Search of Chopin”.

His grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide — but who exactly was this man who was terrified of public performance, who fled his Polish homeland for Paris never to return, took up with the most notorious transvestite in France, rarely gave public performances and, despite a life of ill-health, wrote some of the deepest and most powerful music ever written?  How exactly did a young Polish boy rise to such heady heights?

For four years, Phil Grabsky has travelled the globe in his quest to lay bare the life and music of Chopin.

By talking to acclaimed musical historians such as Jeremy Siepmann and bringing to the screen performances by such esteemed musicians as Leif Ove Andsnes, Lars Vogt, Daniel Barenboim, Ronald Brautigam and Kevin Kenner he hopes to answer those questions.

Renowned stage and screen star Juliet Stevenson provides narration. David Dawson brings life to the letters of Chopin himself.

“ ‘In Search of Chopin’ is a superb account of a driven artist, providing an understanding of the creative impulse and how it is captured and expressed.” — The National Business Review

“A masterpiece!” — Sydney Morning Herald

“A rich sense of detail and thrilling orchestral music … a fascinating film.” — Sydney Arts Guide

“Here’s a film which can be recommended to the Chopin devotee and amateur alike.” — Limelight Magazine

“In Search of Chopin” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Monday, Aug. 14 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 and League of Women Voters present Film Series and Live Staged Reading Event Aug. 15-18 at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Three-night event features two films and a special stage performance

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to partner with the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley to present two special film premieres and a live performance Aug. 15, 16 and 18 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

The series will feature “The Divine Order” on Tuesday, Aug. 15; “Birthright: A War Story” on Wednesday, Aug. 16; and a live, staged-reading event “Harriet Tubman’s Dream” on Friday, Aug. 18. Each event will start at 7 p.m. on the respective evenings.

There will be community discussions and special guest Q&As after each film and the live performance.

THE DIVINE ORDER

Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 7 pm

Political and religious leaders in Switzerland cited the Divine Order as the reason why women still did not have to right to vote as late as 1970. Director Petra Volpe explores this surprising history through the story of Nora (Marie Leuenberger, winner Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature Film at Tribeca) a seemingly unremarkable housewife from a quaint village who must learn to become an unflinching suffragette leader.

After organizing the village’s first meeting to support women getting the right to vote, her family is mocked, bullied, and shunned. Despite the obstacles and backlash, Nora perseveres and convinces the village women to go on strike, abandoning their homes and families.

A strong ensemble cast brings the story to its inspirational conclusion when Swiss women finally secure the right to vote in 1971. “The Divine Order” is a heartfelt and captivating film about regular people demanding their right to an equal voice.

A community discussion will follow the screening.

BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY

Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 7 pm

“Birthright: A War Story” is a feature length documentary that examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even put at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America.

The film tells the story of women who have become collateral damage in the aggressive campaign to take control of reproductive health care and to allow states, courts and religious doctrine to govern whether, when and how women will bear children.

The documentary explores the accelerating gains of the crusade to control pregnant women and the fallout that is creating a public health crisis, turning pregnant women into criminals and challenging the constitutional protections of every woman in America.

This is the real-life “Handmaid’s Tale.”

The film’s producer, Steve Filmer, will be in Sedona to host the film and present a Q&A discussion following the screening. Filmer is an Emmy-award winning producer and broadcaster with more than two decades of experience working both in front of and behind the camera. His on-air credits include Consumer Editor for ABC’s Good Morning America, and reporting at network affiliates in Phoenix, Minneapolis, and Atlanta. His years of consumer investigative and breaking news reporting give him unique insights into developing campaigns and creative story lines that win audiences.

HARRIET TUBMAN’S DREAM

Live staged reading starring Camilla Ross

Friday, Aug. 18 at 7 pm

Celebrate Women’s Right to Vote with a special live, one-woman staged reading: “Harriet Tubman’s Dream” starring Camilla Ross.

Camilla Ross has been portraying Harriet Tubman since 2009, when “Harriet Tubman’s Dream” opened as a collaborative effort with the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s National Theatre Institute (NTI) school.

The Emerson Theater Collaborative and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Institute joined forces in 2009 to allow NTI directing students to come on board and direct a full productions for the Emerson Theater Collaborative. Thus providing the NTI directing students with hands on experience in their chosen field.

In this role, Ross draws upon thirty years theatrical experience, ranging from commercials to regional theater. For example, she is the current president and co-founder of the Emerson Theater Collaborative, along with Lisa Giordano.

In addition to theatre, Ross participates in a number of other activities. A graduate of Emerson College, she has served on the Emerson College Alumni board and other organizations. She also is the Suicide prevention advocate of a program called The I Am Worthy Project, and an advocate for children and adults with Aspergers Syndrome. Ross currently teaches online business courses for Three Rivers Community College She and has been featured in many magazines and papers for her work in her community. Her awards include the very prestigious women of the year award by the Women’s Network of Southeastern CT in June 2013. She was also a featured speaker at the and Women’s Circle in New Haven CT.  Ross currently resides as a resident of Sedona, AZ and operates the Emerson Theater Collaborative in two locations. Sedona AZ and Mystic CT.

There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash wine bar beginning at 6 p.m. the evening of the Harriet Tubman staged readin

Tickets for each of the films are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. Tickets for “Harriet Tubman’s Dream” are $12 each. 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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Season tickets are now on sale for the

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

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 ‘The Midwife’ premiere Aug. 18-23
Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot star in film at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “The Midwife” — starring Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot — showing Aug. 18-23 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Two of French cinema’s biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father.

Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them together in this sharp character study from the César-award winning director Martin Provost (Séraphine).

“The Midwife” is a story of transmission and of transformation. Both women fill the void in one another. Claire rediscovers her second mother, the one she chose previously in a time when she was becoming a young girl, and Béatrice the daughter she never had.

“This relationship is at the heart of the story — a chance to make up for lost time, to make peace,” said director Martin Provost. “Together they bring back to life the man they both adored, each in their own way. For Claire, a father who vanished too suddenly and too soon and for Béatrice, the only true love of her life. To leave the past behind is to accept the future, the beginning of a new life for Claire, a more soothing end for Béatrice.”

“One of the best roles of Catherine Deneuve’s career.” — IndieWire

“A bittersweet delight. Rich, thoughtful and funny.” — Screen Daily

“The Midwife” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Aug. 18-23. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday and Tuesday, Aug. 18 and 22; 4 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Wednesday, Aug. 19 and 23; and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20.

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.

 

English National Opera’s ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ premieres Aug. 20

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

The English National Opera’s acclaimed production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” will debut in Sedona on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 4 p.m. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“The Pirates of Penzance” was recorded live from the London Coliseum and broadcast to over 400 cinemas across the UK and Ireland and select cinemas worldwide. Multiple HD cameras provide unusual angles and close-up views of the action on stage and in the orchestra pit, giving a true cinematic experience for viewers.

Renowned filmmaker, director and Gilbert and Sullivan aficionado Mike Leigh makes his opera directing debut with this eagerly anticipated new production of sparkling comic masterpiece “The Pirates of Penzance”. In a hilarious performance where comedy and romance combine with surprising twists and turns, this popular farcical comedy features swashbuckling pirates, flat footed policemen, razor sharp satire and memorable melodies.

“The Pirates of Penzance” tells the story of the pirate apprentice Frederic and his love for Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley who has the famous tongue-twisting patter song ‘I am the very model of a modern Major-General’.

British baritone Andrew Shore makes his role debut as Major-General Stanley with British tenor Robert Murray in the role of Frederic the pirate apprentice and New Zealand born Samoan bass baritone Jonathan Lemalu as the Sergeant of Police. British mezzo-soprano Rebecca de Pont Davies makes her role debut as Ruth and British baritone Alexander Robin Baker makes his role debut as Samuel. Joining the company are Australian/American bass Joshua Bloom as The Pirate King, Irish soprano Claudia Boyle as Mabel, British soprano Soraya Mafi as Edith, Welsh mezzo soprano Angharad Lyddon as Kate and Lydia Marchione as Isabel.

“The Pirates of Penzance” is sung in English.

“The Pirates of Penzance” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 4:00 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.

The Farthest: Voyager in Space’ premieres on screen in Sedona on Aug. 21
Award-winning documentary celebrates the 40th anniversary of NASA’s Voyager mission

In honor of the Great American Eclipse and the 40th anniversary of NASA’s Voyager mission, the Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “The Farthest: Voyager in Space”. The film will show in Sedona on Monday, Aug. 21 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Twelve billion miles from Earth, a tiny spaceship is leaving our solar system and entering the void of interstellar space. It is the first human-made object to do so. Slowly dying within its heart is a plutonium generator that may beat for another 10 years before the lights on Voyager 1 finally go out.

But this little craft and its twin, Voyager 2, will likely travel on for millions of years, each carrying a golden record bearing sounds and images of life on our planet — in case an alien might find them one day and wonder. If the Voyagers were bottles in the cosmic ocean, the record was the message inside.

An adventure with heart and humor, the story of Voyager is told firsthand by the indelible characters who made the mission happen. They are a small band of resourceful, ambitious, and passionate men and women who reached for the stars … and succeeded. As they reckon with their astonishing accomplishments, they take the viewer on a journey both epic and intimate that will stand alongside the achievements of Magellan, Columbus, Gagarin and Armstrong.

Launched 16 days apart in the summer of 1977, the twin Voyager space probes have defied the odds and survived harrowing near-misses. Forty years later, they continue to beam fundamental discoveries across unimaginable distances. With less computing power than that of a modern hearing aid, they have revealed undreamt-of secrets of our solar system including the first images of an erupting volcano on another world and an ocean larger than any on Earth.

After the final planetary encounter, Carl Sagan insisted that Voyager’s cameras turn back toward Earth. The resulting “pale blue dot” image of our home, no bigger than a dust mote, stirred conflicting emotions of humility and pride.

Launched from a fractious planet, these pioneers sail on serenely in the darkness—an enduring testament to the ingenuity of humankind and the boundless powers of the human imagination.

A powerful cinematic documentary, “The Farthest: Voyager in Space” celebrates these magnificent machines, the men and women who built them, and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped.

Celebrate the Great American Eclipse and the 40th anniversary of NASA’s Voyager mission with this special cinematic event!

“The Farthest: Voyager in Space” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Monday, Aug. 21 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission or $9 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.

Sedona Film Festival presents ‘The Goddess Project’ premiere Aug. 24
Meet the filmmaker! Film shares women’s empowering stories at Fisher Theatre

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a one-night only special premiere of “The Goddess Project” on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Filmmaker Holli Rae will be in Sedona to host the film and present a Q&A discussion after both screenings.

Determined to empower the feminine voice, two aspiring filmmakers — Holli Rae and Sara Landas — packed their lives into a school bus for what became the most transformative adventure of their lives.

Through powerful conversations with more than 100 women from different walks of life, “The Goddess Project” gives an intimate look into the collective experience that women in the United States face today.

“In 2011, we made a pact to start contributing to the world in a bigger way, and we immediately started meeting other women who were committed to doing the same,” said the filmmakers. “After getting to know these women, we saw that our fears and obstacles were so similar. Through our conversations, we were able to learn different ways to overcome them.”

“We realized how empowering and transformative it is to hear stories from women who you can relate to, so we decided we wanted to travel the country and share the stories of women,” added Holli and Sara.

“Movies play a huge role in shaping our culture, and we felt frustrated by the same stereotypical roles in the media. We knew there were millions of other women out there also seeking inspiration, authenticity and diversity, so we took a leap of faith and combined our skills to create the grassroots documentary film of our dreams.”

“The Goddess Project” explores the multifaceted experience of womanhood and sparks a passionate and necessary conversation about the obstacles that women face and what we can do to empower each other and create a brighter future for people everywhere.

“Holli and Sara have called time out on the industry’s gender inequality to bring a fresh set of stories to the forefront — those of ordinary, but at the same time extraordinary, women.” — The Huffington Post

Come join filmmaker Holli Rae as she brings this inspiring and empowering documentary to Sedona, and stay for a thought-provoking Q&A discussion after each screening.

“The Goddess Project” will show at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 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.

Sedona Film Festival presents ‘Queen Rock Montreal’ concert on screen Aug. 22
Iconic Queen concert from Montreal debuts at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to announce a special cinema event, “Queen Rock Montreal”, coming to the Mary D. Fisher Theatre for one show only on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.

Often described as one of Queen’s all-time best performances the concert was recorded live at Montreal’s Forum in November 1981. It was the first time a band had filmed an entire show in full cinema format 35mm and the original footage has been re-mastered in digital Ultra HD with superb surround sound to create the best ever cinema event experience for Queen fans worldwide.

Showcasing a theatrical and brilliantly entertaining performance in its full pixel-sharp glory, the concert features many of their favorite hits including We Will Rock You, Killer Queen, Under Pressure, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Are The Champions, Another One Bites The Dust and Bohemian Rhapsody. The follow-up to the award-winning Hungarian Rhapsody concert film, Queen Rock Montreal is the ultimate big screen music event.

Throughout the band’s 40 year career, Queen has set precedents within rock music that will never be equaled. With over 170 million global album sales, 18 Number One Albums, 10 Number One DVDs, 700 concerts performed in every corner of the world including their historic appearance at Live Aid, the Queen story is one of the most remarkable in pop history.

The band continues to hold the record for having the UK’s biggest selling album of all time with Greatest Hits. Their single Bohemian Rhapsody is year on year voted the best single of all time.

“Queen Rock Montreal” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 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.

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