Permission: NY Film Critics Series


Film Info
Event Type:NY Film Critics Series
Film Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2017
Run Time:96 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Brian Crano
Cast:Rebecca Hall
Dan Stevens
Jason Sudeikis
Gina Gershon
Francois Arnaud


The Sedona International Film Festival is the official, exclusive Northern Arizona home for the New York Film Critics monthly series debuting new films weeks prior to their theatrical release. The series is hosted by Rolling Stone Magazine’s Peter Travers, via satellite, and features a Q&A with the filmmaker and stars from the film each month. 

The January premiere event will feature the debut of “Permission” for one show, one night only on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. Alison Bailes from BBC and Sirius Radio will host and introduce the film via satellite; and the Q&A following the film will feature the star of the film Rebecca Hall.

“Permission” is a romantic dramedy film written and directed by Brian Crano. The film stars Rebecca Hall as a woman on the brink of a marriage proposal from her boyfriend (Dan Stevens), but is impeded by the suggestion of her brother (David Joseph Craig) and his life partner (Morgan Spector) to "test date" other men before she ultimately settles down. Meanwhile, the film also follows the relationship of the gay couple as they decide whether or not to become parents.

Join us for a special evening and sneak premiere of this new drama, hosted by Alison Bailes via satellite, and stay for the Q&A with Rebecca Hall.