Flagstaff Premiere: Charming the Hearts of Men


Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2020
Run Time:107 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:S.E. DeRose
Cast:Anna Friel
Kelsey Grammer
Sean Astin
Diane Ladd


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Flagstaff premiere of the acclaimed new feature film “Charming the Hearts of Men” on Wednesday, Sept. 8 as part of the festival’s monthly Flagstaff Cinema Series. There will be one screening of the film at 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Flagstaff 16 Theatres.

“Charming the Hearts of Men” features a stellar ensemble cast, including Kelsey Grammer, Anna Friel, Diane Ladd and Sean Astin.

Based on a true story, “Charming the Hearts of Men” is a romantic drama set during the politically charged early 60s where a sophisticated woman, Grace Gordon (Anna Friel) returns to her Southern home town due to the sudden death of her father and finds life as she knew it has changed. She quickly discovers her options are limited yet discrimination is plentiful.

She is thrust into the uncomfortable realization that she and the marginalized women she encounters are part of a society in which they have little hope and virtually no power without a male provider.

With the help of a Southern Congressional ally (Kelsey Grammer), she inspires historic legislation which allows opportunities and protections never before afforded to women.

Grace sets out only to save her own way of life, but — with the help of the congressman — they end up changing the nation for the better.

This Flagstaff Cinema Series Event is made possible by a grant from the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff.