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"From Mozart to Gershwin and More" Concert

The Red Rocks Music Festival is proud to partner with the Sedona International Film Festival to present a special concert at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. The concert — “From Mozart to Gershwin and More” — will include selections by Mozart, Coleridge-Taylor, Gershwin and Webern. Featured artists and musicians are: • David Ehrlich, violin — Fine Arts Outreach Fellow, VA Tech • Yibin Li, violin — Faculty at Julliard & Mannes Music Schools • Christopher Mckay, principal viola — The Phoenix Symphony • Jan Simiz, assist. principal cello — The Phoenix Symphony • Alex Laing, principal clarinet — the Phoenix Symphony The program will include selections from Mozart Clarinet quintet, K. 581, written in 1789 and is one of the earliest and best known works written for the clarinet and a string quartet.
Sun, Sep 8 3:00 PM
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Aida: Met Opera Encore

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the encore of the Met Opera’s “Aida” (from the 2018/2019 season) on Saturday, July 20 at 12 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Soprano Anna Netrebko and mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili offer blazing performances in Verdi’s grand drama of ancient Egypt “Aida”, seen in a stunning production by Sonja Frisell. Nicola Luisotti conducts. ACT I Ancient Egypt. The warrior Radamès and Aida, the Ethiopian slave of Princess Amneris, are in love. Amneris, daughter of the king, also loves Radamès. When he is chosen to lead the Egyptian army against the advancing Ethiopians, Aida is torn between love for Radamès and loyalty to her homeland, where her father is king. ACT II Ethiopia has been defeated. Amneris, realizing that Aida is her rival, is determined to win Radamès. At the victory celebration, Radamès asks the king for mercy for the Ethiopian prisoners, among whom is Amonasro, Aida’s father.
Sat, Jul 20 12:00 PM
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All Is True

“All Is True” stars Kenneth Branagh (who also directed the film), Judi Dench and Ian McKellen. In 1613 William Shakespeare retired. He still had one last story to tell — his own. Kenneth Branagh’s “All Is True” is a portrait of William Shakespeare during the last three years of his life, as he leaves London and returns to his family in Stratford-upon-Avon. The film follows Shakespeare as he strives to bridge the distance between himself and his wife and two daughters, recover from the loss of his son, and come to terms with his legacy as an artist. Branagh and screenwriter Ben Elton start with the known facts about Shakespeare’s life during that time and attempt to fill in the gaps with what Shakespeare seemed to reveal about himself through his own writings. In 1613, after a devastating fire destroys the Globe Theatre during the first production of Shakespeare’s play “All is True” (“Life of Henry VIII”), a distraught Shakespeare (Kenneth Branagh) returns to Stratford.
Fri, Jun 28 4:00 PM
Sat, Jun 29 4:00 PM
Sun, Jun 30 7:00 PM
Mon, Jul 1 4:00 PM
Tue, Jul 2 7:00 PM
Wed, Jul 3 7:00 PM
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Armstrong

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landings with the premiere of the award-winning film “Armstrong” showing Tuesday, July 16 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Fittingly, it is also a full moon night. The true story of the man who took mankind’s greatest leap. Dramatic, moving and deeply human, “Armstrong” offers the definitive life story of Neil Armstrong: from his childhood in Ohio to his first steps on the Moon, and beyond (and the unsought-after celebrity status that ensued). It is the story of a man who was an aviator, astronaut, husband, father and reluctant hero. Neil Armstrong’s words are narrated by Harrison Ford and the film weaves together breath-taking NASA footage, re-mastered archive material, and never-before-seen home movies, to tell the incredible untold story of a determined family man who became a global icon. “Armstrong” also includes major interviews with his family.
Tue, Jul 16 4:00 PM7:00 PM
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Deconstructing The Beatles: Abbey Road, Side 2

Sedona International Film Festival is proud to be the official host of “Deconstructing the Beatles”, joining hundreds of theatres around the country for this special series. The next in the new season — “Deconstructing The Beatles: Abbey Road, Side 2” will show in Sedona on Monday, July 22 at 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. The Beatles’ Abbey Road, Side 2 is a masterpiece filled with classic Beatles songs, such as “Come Together,” “Something,” and “Here Comes the Sun.” George Martin told the Beatles to think “symphonically,” and they responded by creating the remarkable side two song suite. Abbey Road was the last time that the Beatles recorded together at EMI Studios — soon-to-be-christened Abbey Road Studios after the album’s release.
Mon, Jul 22 7:00 PM
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Echo in the Canyon

“Echo in the Canyon” celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music. Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the Laurel Canyon scene via never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today. “Echo in the Canyon” contains candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Michelle Phillips (Mamas & the Papas), Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield), David Crosby (The Byrds), Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) their contemporaries Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash
Fri, Jul 12 7:00 PM
Sat, Jul 13 7:00 PM
Mon, Jul 15 4:00 PM
Wed, Jul 17 4:00 PM
Thu, Jul 18 4:00 PM
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Framing John DeLorean

Money, power, politics, drugs, scandal, and fast cars. The incredible story of John DeLorean is the stuff of a Hollywood screenwriter's dreams. But who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man. For the first time, “Framing John DeLorean” recounts the extraordinary life and legend of the controversial automaker, tracing his meteoric rise through the ranks of General Motors, his obsessive quest to build a sports car that would conquer the world, and his shocking fall from grace on charges of cocaine trafficking. Interweaving a treasure trove of archival footage with dramatic vignettes starring Alec Baldwin, “Framing John DeLorean” is a gripping look at a man who gambled everything in his pursuit of the American Dream.
Fri, Jul 5 7:00 PM
Sat, Jul 6 7:00 PM
Mon, Jul 8 7:00 PM
Tue, Jul 9 4:00 PM
Wed, Jul 10 4:00 PM
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Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies

Come one, come all! Join Dead Heads in your neighborhood — and around the world — when Trafalgar Releasing and Rhino Entertainment celebrate the 9th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies. This can’t-miss event — the first to go global — features the previously unreleased complete June 17, 1991 concert from Giants Stadium. The event’s August 1 date coincides with the birthday of late Grateful Dead founding member Jerry Garcia, which is now a yearly time of celebration in the Dead Head community. Widely considered one of the greatest shows of the band's final decade of performing, the concert also sounds unlike any Dead show you've ever heard as it was one of only two recorded on 48-track. Mixed by Jeffrey Norman in glorious surround sound with video from the multi-camera live edit, this will be the first time the Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick line-up has ever appeared on the big screen.
Thu, Aug 1 4:00 PM7:00 PM
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Hamlet: National Theatre of London Encore

The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen encore of the National Theatre of London’s “Hamlet” — starring Oscar-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch — on Sunday, Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. at Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Now seen by more than 900,000i people worldwide, the original broadcast returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Academy Award-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly-awaited production to cinemas around the globe. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.
Sun, Aug 4 3:00 PM
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Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Met Opera Encore

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the encore of the Met Opera’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” (from the 2006/2007 season) on Saturday, July 13 at 12 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Rossini’s madcap comedy “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” receives a spirited production by Tony Award–winning director Bartlett Sher and stars mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, tenor Juan Diego Flórez, and baritone Peter Mattei. Maurizio Benini conducts.
Sat, Jul 13 12:00 PM
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La Bohème: Met Opera Encore

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the encore of the Met Opera’s “La Bohème” (from the 2013/2014 season) on Saturday, June 29 at 12 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Franco Zeffirelli’s picturesque staging of Puccini’s “La Bohème”, an audience favorite for more than 30 years, features a winning young cast, including soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the lovers Mimì and Rodolfo. Stefano Ranzani conducts. ACT I Paris, the 1830s. The near-destitute painter Marcello and poet Rodolfo live with their roommates, Colline and Schaunard, in a garret in the Latin Quarter. As his friends leave to celebrate Christmas at the Café Momus, Rodolfo stays home to write. He meets his pretty neighbor Mimì, and the two fall in love at first sight. Arm in arm, they leave to join his friends. ACT II At the café, Marcello’s former sweetheart Musetta makes a noisy entrance on the arm of her elderly but wealthy lover Alcindoro, arousing Marcello’s jealousy.
Sat, Jun 29 12:00 PM
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NY Cat Film Festival

The New York Cat Film Festival is an annual celebration of the cats who share our lives, through short films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain, benefiting local animal welfare groups that bring people and pets together. These films are free of physical or verbal abuse toward people or animals. The only tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The programs are designed for adult audiences but can be enjoyed by all members of the family, including mature children. New York Cat Film Festival film lineup includes: The Pet Effect (2 min): A priceless mock-advertisement. Little Works of Art (13 min): A documentary about Harold "Cat Man" Sims and his self-styled American Museum of the House Cat in Sylva, NC, with over 10,000 cat-related objects. Art’s Automotive (6 min): An animated tale of an orphaned kitten who bonds with an auto repair robot in the future.
Thu, Jul 11 4:00 PM7:00 PM
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NY Dog Film Festival

The New York Dog Film Festival is an annual celebration of the love between dogs and their people, through short films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain, benefiting local animal welfare groups that bring people and pets together. These films are free of physical or verbal abuse toward people or animals. The only tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The programs are designed for adult audiences but can be enjoyed by all members of the family, including mature children. The New York Dog Film Festival lineup includes: Unexpected (2 min): An animated tale with an unexpected ending. Shit Happens (2 min): A mime demonstrates what happens when you don't "Pick It Up." Esther - Saving Castaways (6 min): A documentary chronicling a prison program for unwanted dogs trained by inmates: an unlikely union that changes both man and dog. Elvis: The Lonely Hunter of Circle Beach (5 min): A remote Long Island beach. A tough little dog named Elvis
Thu, Jul 25 4:00 PM7:00 PM
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Pavarotti

From the filmmaking team behind the highly-acclaimed documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week”, “Pavarotti” is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of The Voice ...The Man ...The Legend. Luciano Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. This cinematic event features history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage and cutting-edge Dolby Atmos technology. There was the 1,000 watt smile, the sort of giant grin that could light up a room, or an auditorium, or the Metropolitan Opera House. There was the bulky physique, which made an already larger-than-life figure that much larger, yet somehow not intimidating; if anything, it helped turn him into the Teddy Bear of “Tosca”. And there was the voice! His parents called him Luciano. But most of us knew him simply as Pavarotti.
Fri, Jun 28 7:00 PM
Sat, Jun 29 7:00 PM
Mon, Jul 1 7:00 PM
Tue, Jul 2 4:00 PM
Wed, Jul 3 4:00 PM
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Ritual Dance

On Thursday, July 18 things will be heating up in Sedona with two of the hottest entertainers in Arizona joining forces. Two world-class professionals originally from Las Vegas and New York are teaming up to create an unforgettable evening of entertainment in a show called “Ritual Dance”. The show features the music and guitar virtuosity of Anthony Mazzella and creative dancing of professional showgirl Myryka Nunyaz. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
Thu, Jul 18 7:30 PM
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Romeo and Juliet: Royal Ballet of London

Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan’s 20th-century ballet masterpiece. Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with the Royal Ballet, MacMillan’s “Romeo and Juliet” has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the color and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets. The Royal Ballet cinema broadcasts offer audiences the best seats in the house, and include exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and detailed close-ups of performers.
Sun, Jul 21 3:00 PM
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Rush: Cinema Strangiato

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join theaters around the world to present a one-night only world premiere of the “Rush: Cinema Strangiato” on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. The Holy Trinity of Rock returns to the big screen on Wednesday, Aug. 21, when the first "Annual Exercise in Fan Indulgence" Cinema Strangiato brings Rush fans together in movie theatres worldwide. Featuring R40+, this global fan event will give audiences a special look into some of the best performances from R40 LIVE, including songs such as “Closer to the Heart", "Subdivisions", "Tom Sawyer" and more, as well as unreleased backstage moments and candid footage left on the cutting room floor. R40+ also includes unseen soundcheck performances of the fan-favorite "Jacob's Ladder", exclusive new interviews with Tom Morello, Billy Corgan, Taylor Hawkins, producer Nick Raskulinecz, violinist Jonathan Dinklage and more.
Wed, Aug 21 7:00 PM
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Scarborough: The Music of Simon & Garfunkel

Celebrate the spirit, songs of Simon & Garfunkel when the indie-folk duo Scarborough brings its live concert — “The Music of Simon & Garfunkel” — to Sedona. There will be one performance on Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m. on the Goldenstein Stage at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, presented by the Sedona International Film Festival. Scarborough is the music of Simon & Garfunkel, performed by Nashville songwriters and touring folk duo, Edward Williams & Ashley E. Norton. “Ed has the Art hair but plays the Paul guitar,” says Ashley. Neither of them really take on a role as either Simon or Garfunkel. The goal is the music, and getting as close to the original compositions as they can. They switch off roles as to who sings who, staying true to the original acoustic performances. With just one guitar and two voices in harmony, you’ll be transported back into a time when music was about poetry and harmony.
Thu, Jun 27 7:00 PM
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Small Island: National Theatre of London

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel “Small Island” comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. “Small Island” embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK. A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story. The timing is even more poignant as Andrea Levy sadly passed away this year, on Feb. 14, 2019. “One of the most important plays of the year. Superb production. Outstanding performances. Andrea Levy’s epic makes momentous theatre.”
Sun, Jul 14 3:00 PM
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The Audience: National Theatre of London

The National Theatre of London returns to Sedona on Sunday, July 28 when the Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen encore of the acclaimed British stage production “The Audience” — starring Academy Award, Golden Globe, Tony and Emmy-winner Helen Mirren. There will be one show at 3 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Captured live from London’s West End in 2013, the original broadcast returns to cinemas to mark the National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the West End production of “The Audience”. This encore screening features an exclusive Q&A with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren. The production played on Broadway where Mirren won a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play and Richard McCabe won a Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role. “The Audience” was also nominated for a Tony for Best Costume Design.
Sun, Jul 28 3:00 PM
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