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Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona Performing Arts Center
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9:00 AM (126 min)
A Quiet Passion
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The great and singular 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson requires a one-of-a-kind filmmaker to tell the story of her life, and in Terence Davies she has found a soulmate. The film follows the poet from her rebellious college days to her increasingly reclusive life in the bosom of her family, eventually to her painful death. As Dickinson, Cynthia Nixon gives a career-defining performance that captures the acerbic wit, ferocious independence and increasing bitterness of a woman whose genius went unrecognized in her lifetime. "A Quiet Passion" is a film of both scathing social satire and tragic grandeur.
12:00 PM (102 min)
A Plastic Ocean
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"A Plastic Ocean" begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.
3:00 PM (104 min)
Wild Prairie Rose
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In 1952 Rose Miller returns to her rural hometown of Beresford, South Dakota to care for her ailing mother. Once there, she falls in love with a deaf man and must decide if she has the courage to follow her heart. Sometimes you find what you are looking for where you least expect it — and coming home, Rose discovers herself, finds love, and learns to appreciate the life she left behind. "Wild Prairie Rose" is an examination of the changing roles of women in 1950s America and in the ways that people who have great differences can learn to communicate with one another. It is a film that focuses on one woman's story, and yet challenges the audience to examine their own assumptions about what makes a good life. "Wild Prairie Rose" was the winner of the Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award at the Heartland Film Festival.
6:00 PM (240 min)
Oscars on the Rocks
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Enjoy Tinseltown's brightest stars on Hollywood's biggest night LIVE — right here in Sedona on Sunday, Feb. 26! Join in the fun and festivities at "Oscars on the Rocks", the official spot to catch the Academy Awards on the big screen. You will feel like you are right in the midst of the Oscar action — now showing at TWO festival locations: the Mary D. Fisher Theatre and Harkins Theatres. Roll out the red carpet, make your Oscar picks and join your fellow movie-lovers for a night out on the town!
9:10 AM (102 min)
The Country Doctor
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For the past thirty years, Dr. Jean-Pierre Werner has been working as a general practitioner in the countryside, far away from any other medical facility. When he finds out that he suffers from a serious illness, Werner is left with no choice but to find a replacement, although he considers himself irreplaceable. The social dramedy stars Francois Cluzet as a devoted and revered countryside doctor whose life gets rocked by a middle-age woman who has come from the city hospital to earn her chops. Challenging each other with opposite views on medicine, the pair eventually bonds and learns from one another.
12:10 PM (106 min)
Burn Burn Burn
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Dan is dead. He was only 29. Alex and Seph loved him like a sibling, and now he’s left them his ashes to scatter across the UK, along with elaborate video instructions for doing so. The two girls embark on a road trip to spread his ashes, taking turns driving. Dan is in the glove compartment, in Tupperware, decreasing in volume as the trip progresses. "Burn Burn Burn" is a dark comedy with warmth at its heart. It’s much like Jack Kerouac’s ‘On The Road’, in a Volvo. "Burn Burn Burn" features many familiar British actors including Jack Farthing (George Warleggen/Poldark), Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith/Downton Abbey) and Jane Asher (Alfie).
3:10 PM (89 min)
Good Fortune
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In a time when the rich are seen as 'the greedy 1%', one man uses his wealth to make the world a better place while encouraging others to do the same. Born into impoverished beginnings in East Los Angeles, at times homeless and living in his car, John Paul DeJoria spent his early adulthood in and out of motorcycle gangs including the Satan Slaves and Hells Angels. After losing his brother in a horrific motorcycle accident, 'JP' transformed his life and built a wildly successful line of hair care products with Paul Mitchell. Proving his success wasn’t a just fluke, JP then created the largest tequila brand in the world – Patron. "Good Fortune" reveals the success secret of one of the world's most celebrated entrepreneurs: giving back. A modern day Robin Hood of sorts, JP spends his life creating back-to-work programs for the homeless, fighting whale poachers in the Arctic and working on over 100 other philanthropic ventures. His motto is “success unshared is failure.”
6:10 PM (141 min)
The Lost City of Z
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Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, "The Lost City of Z" tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson) – returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epically-scaled tale of courage and obsession, told in James Gray’s classic filmmaking style, "The Lost City of Z" is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and those individuals driven to achieve greatness at any cost.
9:15 AM (125 min)
My King
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Admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious ski accident, Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) becomes dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers while looking back on a turbulent relationship she experienced with megalomaniac Georgio (Vincent Cassel). Who is this man that she loved so deeply, and how did she allow herself to submit to this suffocating and destructive passion? For Tony, the physical work of healing may finally set her free.
12:15 PM (113 min)
Frantz
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It's 1919 in a small German village in the aftermath of World War I. Anna (Paula Beer, in a breakout performance) is in mourning for the death of her fiancé, Frantz, killed in the trenches. At his graveside she spies a man leaving flowers. He is a Frenchman, Adrien, and he tells Anna that he and her fiancé were friends in Paris before the war. Anna introduces him to Frantz's parents, with whom she lives, and they are won over despite their hostility to all things French. Through Adrien's memories, they can feel close to the son they lost, and Anna finds herself powerfully drawn to the sensitive and mysterious visitor. But all is not as it seems in François Ozon's masterly study of grief, forgiveness and the consolations of illusion. Shot in somber black and white that bleeds into color at crucial moments, "Frantz" is a moving and complex portrait of a woman seeking to rebuild her life from the ashes of war."Astonishingly beautiful... a profound look at alienation and grief."
3:15 PM (136 min)
Blood and Glory
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Set in 1901, this period epic follows Willem Morkel – a Boer and family man whose wife and son are murdered during the Anglo-Boer War. Captured as a prisoner of war, Willem must survive incarceration in the notorious St. Helena concentration camp and defeat the ruthless Colonel Swannell at his own game… Rugby. Inspired by true events, this gloriously filmed South African epic is the story of a man whose character exceeds his desperation. He and the prisoners who join him are in a fight for their nation and their lives, literally beating the system at its own 'game'.The tension is racheted-up until the impeccable resolution. Expansive, touching and inspiring, this film will have audiences cheering in their seats.
6:15 PM (106 min)
Obit
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Every morning, a small staff of obituary writers at The New York Times deposits the details of three or four extraordinary lives into the cultural memory – each life’s story spun amid the daily beat of war, politics, and football scores. It’s amazing what goes on in the obits. There are only a handful of editorial obituary writers in the world, and none are better than at The Times, where obits have become some of the best writing in journalism. Documentary storytelling in print. First drafts of contemporary history. Mirrors of life’s great variety, humor and pathos. Neatly framed vignettes of worlds that will vanish along with their notable stars. "Obit" is the first documentary to look into the world of editorial obituaries, via the legendary obit desk at The Times. The film invites some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory and the inevitable passage of time. What do we choose to remember? What never dies?
9:20 AM (87 min)
In Her Name
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A gripping and emotional legal drama based on a true story that moved France for three decades. In 1982, André Bamberski (Daniel Auteuil) learns about the death of his 14 year-old daughter, Kalinka, while she was on vacation with her mother and stepfather (Sebastian Koch) in Germany. Convinced that Kalinka’s death was not an accident, Bamberski begins to investigate. A botched autopsy report raises his suspicions and leads him to accuse Kalinka’s stepfather, Dr Dieter Krombach, as the murderer.Unable to indict Krombach in Germany, Bamberski attempts to take the trial to France, where he will dedicate his life to Kalinka’s justice and the imprisonment of Krombach. Based on the true Kalinka Bamberski case, "In Her Name" follows the three decade battle faced by a father to bring his daughter’s murderer to justice. Faced with challenges from the French and German legal systems, Bamberski’s story is one of perseverance and obsessive determination.
12:20 PM (108 min)
SCORE: A Film Music Documentary
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"SCORE" is a first-of-its-kind documentary that dives into the creative process of film scores. Tracking the progress of modern-day film score development, "SCORE" will illustrate how the first few notes on a piano keyboard end up in the most dramatic moments of a film's emotional climax. Turning the spotlight on the creative struggles that make up a major motion picture score, this documentary will showcase the way the world's top soundsmiths solve musical challenges — from the creative to the technical. "SCORE" explores the power of film music as an art form, and why it's famously been used to score graduation ceremonies, weddings, and even the President of the United States. Plunging into the tricks composers use to make a powerful moment stick in our hearts, "SCORE" will detail how well-timed melodies and unconventional sounds can turn heroes into villains and tension into triumph."SCORE" will break down the anatomy of a compelling major motion picture score.
3:20 PM (105 min)
Under the Same Sun
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"Under the Same Sun" shares the story of Karim Jamal, a confused and injured young man, who accidentally stumbles into a village of Hindu and Muslim orphaned children near the medieval town of Jaisalmer, India while on his journey to reunite with his family. Through the spirit and innocence of these children, who adopt Karim into their family, he discovers a new sense of brotherhood, compassion and humanity, which compels him to re-examine his ultimate goal and purpose in life.
6:20 PM (110 min)
Prison Dogs
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A story of love, loss, and redemption. "Prison Dogs" focuses on the impact of a unique dog training program that gives two of the most marginalized populations in our society — prison inmates and veterans — a second chance. Filmed at Fishkill State Correctional 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 frustration, regret, hopelessness, and anger. Enter Gloria Gilbert Stoga, a feisty, brilliant dog expert with a tough love, no-nonsense attitude and a firm belief in second chances. Gloria runs the program, Puppies Behind Bars, which teaches a select group of inmates to train puppies to become service dogs for disabled veterans, whether suffering from PTSD or physical injuries that render them immobile. "Prison Dogs" captures in detail how the powerful relationship between humans and animals can restore the lives of those deemed impossible to save.
9:00 AM (70 min)
Patient
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"Patient" is the word used for those following medical instructions or for the moment we need to calmly wait. Colombia is a country where the inclement Health System obligates its users to confront absurd bureaucratic obstacles for them to obtain service. A "Patient" is not only the person who suffers an illness hoping for recovery but also the person who provides personal care to the ill, fighting daily to warrantee what's needed for his or her loved one. Nubia is a "Patient", a mother head of family, that regardless the fear of loosing her daughter from a cancer, she manages to firmly overcome the labyrinths established by the Health System procedures, which are the only hope for her daughter.
12:00 PM (95 min)
The Sand Box
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A young boy struggles to reconnect with his dad who returns from Iraq still haunted by his tour of duty.
3:00 PM (107 min)
Slipaway
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Neglected by her family, Fall, an eclectic elder with good intentions but extreme measures, finds little companionship in our hyper-busy world. When she comes across Adam, a young street musician selling his keyboard, she buys it on a whim under the pretense of wanting to learn piano. Suspicious and wary, Adam agrees to teach her and quickly finds himself captured in an unsteady home with one feisty lady.
6:00 PM (240 min)
Oscars on the Rocks
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Enjoy Tinseltown's brightest stars on Hollywood's biggest night LIVE — right here in Sedona on Sunday, Feb. 26! Join in the fun and festivities at "Oscars on the Rocks", the official spot to catch the Academy Awards on the big screen. You will feel like you are right in the midst of the Oscar action — now showing at TWO festival locations: the Mary D. Fisher Theatre and Harkins Theatres. Roll out the red carpet, make your Oscar picks and join your fellow movie-lovers for a night out on the town!
9:00 AM (92 min)
This Beautiful Fantastic
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"This Beautiful Fantastic" is a contemporary fairy tale revolving around the most unlikely of friendships between a reclusive, agoraphobic young woman with dreams of being a children’s book author and a curmudgeonly old widower. Bella Brown is a beautifully quirky young woman who dreams of writing and illustrating a successful children’s book. Despite her abandonment as a child, the all consuming OCD, the unfulfilled dream, her awful boss at the library and her paralyzing fear of flora and fauna, Bella is down but not out. She has a spark, an edge, a talent and a voice that we can feel from the get go. This girl has a preternatural survival instinct, having been found in Hyde Park in the middle of winter as a baby. When Bella is forced by her landlord to deal with her neglected garden or face eviction, she meets her nemesis, match and mentor in Alfie Stephenson, a cantankerous, loveless, rich old man who lives next door. and is an amazing horticulturalist.
12:00 PM (111 min)
Perfume War
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A single mom, Barb Stegemann, creates an unlikely weapon in the fight for world peace after her best friend — a soldier, Captain Trevor Greene — is axed in the head by a terrorist. Only now she finds herself in the battle of her life taking on corporate giants. So she creates a new way to fight for peace – Perfume. And with it, a worldwide movement that has transformed lives not only in Afghanistan, but Rwanda, Haiti and the Middle East. As well as that of her best friend, Trevor. "Perfume War" is a David and Goliath tale about a start-up social enterprise that rebuilds lives and empowers peace, inspired by one of the Afghan War’s most tragic victims. With an intimate and personal emotional core, it’s also an international story about a new way of fighting war: Not with weapons, but with compassion and ideas. This is the story of Barb and Trevor.
3:00 PM (104 min)
Grand Unified Theory
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During one fateful weekend, the family of brilliant astrophysicist Albert James has a complete meltdown, setting in motion a raucous and hilarious series of events that mirror his radical theories of the behaviour of the universe.