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Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona Performing Arts Center
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10:10 AM (101 min)
The Dog Doc
A founding father of integrative veterinary medicine, Dr. Marty Goldstein and his colleagues in South Salem, NY have created a mecca for holistic care, offering hope to scores of previously hopeless animals (and their owners). Combining conventional medical training with cutting edge alternative therapies, Dr. Marty’s deeply empathetic philosophy offers a vital example of how improving overall health rather than merely treating disease is transformative for all living things. As Goldstein and his staff interact with animals, the stakes are high and it is often touch and go as we watch the owners, some who have traveled great distances, struggle with the reality of whether or not their pets will live to see another day. "The Dog Doc" poses a serious question about whether we are over medicating our pets, our children, and ourselves, while offering an immersive view into a seldom seen world to paint a complete picture of the dedication and joy of being a veterinarian.
1:00 PM (91 min)
Shorts Program #1: All Is Not What It Seems
It is a rare thing when a film can surprise you, when it carries you deep into a story and then takes a turn you just didn't expect. We chose the shorts in this program for the power of their storytelling woven with humor and inspiration, tragedy and triumph and a subtle moment of “ah-hah”.
4:00 PM (123 min)
Incitement
A psychological thriller, "Incitement" follows the year leading to the assassination of Israel's Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, from the point of view of the assassin. The film details, for the first time, the forces that act upon the assassin, including the religious and political incitement, the personal and the interpersonal turmoil. It is a psychological portrait of a political assassin seeking to kill democracy. It is also a portrait of a torn society on the brink of civil war.
7:00 PM (93 min)
Shorts Program #6: Odds & Ends: The Variety Pack
Sometimes there are just great shorts that share no common theme. We chose the films in this program because of their high quality and the power of their storytelling. Through humor and drama — some edgy, some comfortable — each shines insights into the human experience. We have no doubt you will enjoy the variety.
10:00 AM (91 min)
Driveways
Kathy (Golden Globe-Nominee Hong Chau), a single mother, travels with her shy eight-year-old son Cody (newcomer Lucas Jaye) to Kathy's late sister's house which they plan to clean and sell. As Kathy realizes how little she knew about her sister, Cody develops an unlikely friendship with Del (Golden Globe, Tony- winner and acting legend Brian Dennehy), the Korean War vet and widower who lives next door. Over the course of a summer, and with Del's encouragement, Cody develops the courage to come out of his shell and, along with his mother, finds a new place to call home.
1:10 PM (100 min)
From the Vine
"From The Vine" is the story of a downtrodden CEO (Joe Pantoliano) experiencing a moral crisis that travels back to Italy to recalibrate his moral compass. He discovers new life by reviving his Nonno's old vineyard, offering the small town of Acerenza a sustainable future and reconnecting with his family in the process. Combining magic realism and Italian neorealism, and set against the backdrop of wine country Italy, the film is about finding your roots in your family when you're at the bottom of the barrel.
4:10 PM (100 min)
For Sama
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature! "For Sama" is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice — whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much. The film is the first feature documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts.
7:10 PM (110 min)
The Wall Between Us
1986. At a youth meeting between East and West, Anna (17) meets Phillip. It is “love at first sight”. But the love is overshadowed by a bitter reality: will they be able to carry on a relationship from opposite sides of the wall?
10:15 AM (99 min)
Being Dead
Joseph and Celice were once in love. As two scientists, they shared a magical passion that brought them together over thirty years ago when Joseph discovered a rare population on the isolated shores of Baritone Bay. Now, they live their lives one mundane day at a time. It hasn’t always been like this, but unfortunate life events have paid a toll, and Joseph and Celice find themselves estranged from their only daughter, living with guilt and blame for the death of a friend all those years ago. When Joseph learns of the city’s plan to develop the bay, he knows the population will be destroyed. Making one final attempt to connect with his wife, Joseph pleads with her to visit the place they first fell in love. When the couple goes missing, their daughter Syl reluctantly joins the search. And as time goes on and their fate is revealed, Syl discovers something about her parents that will forever change her life. "Being Dead" is based on the award-winning and critically-acclaimed novel of t
1:15 PM (108 min)
Chuck Leavell: The Tree Man
"Chuck Leavell: The Tree Man" is the cinematic documentary that explores the world's fascination with the greatest piano and keyboardist over the last 40 years. Hear the stories and go behind behind the stage to hear from the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Allman Brothers Band, the Black Crowes, Blues Traveler, Gov't Mule, John Mayer, Pink Floyd and others from an on tour point of view. Featuring Chuck Leavell, Former President Jimmy Carter, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Chris Robinson , Dr. John, John Mayer, David Gilmore and others.
4:15 PM (75 min)
Right to Harm
Through the riveting stories of five rural communities, "Right to Harm" exposes the devastating public health impact factory farming has on many disadvantaged citizens throughout the United States. Filmed across the country, the documentary chronicles the failures of state agencies to regulate industrial animal agriculture. Known formally as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations — or CAFOs — these facilities produce millions of gallons of untreated waste that destroys the quality of life for nearby neighbors. Fed up with the lack of regulation, these disenfranchised citizens band together to demand justice from their legislators.
7:15 PM (82 min)
Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy
"Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy" is a feature-length documentary offering a candid look into the world of 92-year-old British chef and cookbook author Diana Kennedy, widely regarded as the world’s authority on Mexican cuisine. Standing barely five feet tall with a still-thick English accent, Diana is a formidable critic of any individual who doesn’t agree with her subjective views of Mexican culinary traditions, or, God forbid, doesn’t recycle. Diana is a force of nature, living entirely in harmony with it. She designed and built her ecologically sustainable property outside Zitácuaro, Michoacán in 1974, where she continues to cook, recycle rainwater, use solar power, and grow her own vegetables, coffee, and corn. She is a staunch environmentalist, maintaining a collection of plastic bags she’s reused for a decade. The author of eight cookbooks; Diana was decorated with an Order of the Aztec Eagle from the Mexican government in 1982; received a Member of the Order of the British Empire f
10:20 AM (95 min)
Human Nature
From executive producer Dan Rather and director Adam Bolt, the co-writer and editor of the Oscar-winning film "Inside Job", comes the story of the biggest tech revolution of the 21st Century. And it isn’t digital, it’s biological. A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it’s affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits. How will this new power change our relationship with nature? What will it mean for human evolution? To begin to answer these questions we must look back billions of years and peer into an uncertain future.
1:20 PM (100 min)
Resistance Fighters
The UN General Assembly regards antibiotic-resistance as a "global and most urgent threat". The WHO alarms that we could fall back into a "post-antibiotic age". The film tells us how we got there: It is a story about how negligence, greed, and short-sightedness have rendered the lifesaving effects of antibiotics powerless. It is a science-thriller about disillusioned, fighting doctors, rebellious scientists, patients wrestling with life-threatening diseases and diplomats searching for a global solution. They all are Resistance Fighters.
4:20 PM (90 min)
Eating Up Easter
In a cinematic letter to his son, native Rapanui (Easter Island) filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu explores the modern dilemma of their people, descendants of the ancient statue builders, as they face the consequences of their rapidly developing home. "Eating Up Easter" is a powerful story that addresses such topics as plastic pollution, how population and tourism growth is impacting waste management on the island, and the loss of cultural identity at the hands of globalization. By looking at these issues on the micro level of Rapanui, we come away with lessons valid for the entire globe.
7:20 PM (90 min)
Jim Allison: Breakthrough
"Jim Allison: Breakthrough" is the astounding, true story of one warm-hearted, stubborn man’s visionary quest to find a cure for cancer. Today, Jim Allison is a name to be reckoned with throughout the scientific world — a 2018 Nobel Prize winner for discovering the immune system’s role in defeating cancer — but for decades he waged a lonely struggle against the skepticism of the medical establishment and the resistance of Big Pharma. "Jim Allison: Breakthrough" takes us into the inspiring and dramatic world of cutting-edge medicine, and into the heart of a true American pioneer, in a film that is both emotionally compelling and deeply entertaining.
10:00 AM (92 min)
The Pollinators
"The Pollinators" is a cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we all eat. The many challenges the beekeepers and their bees face en route reveal flaws to our simplified chemically dependent agriculture system. We talk to farmers, scientists, chefs and academics along the way to give a broad perspective about the threats to honey bees, what it means to our food security and how we can improve it.
1:00 PM (81 min)
HAK_MTL
Does privacy still exist in 2019? In less than a generation, the internet has become a mass surveillance machine based on one simple mindset: If it's free, you're the product. Google, Facebook, Twitter, Skype and many other services have become masters of monetising our personal data. But it doesn’t stop there. The traces we leave of ourselves on the internet are captured, stored and made accessible to government agencies across the world. To the hacker community, Big Brother is real and only a technological battle will be able to defeat him.
4:00 PM (84 min)
The Corporate Coup d'État
This investigative documentary exposes how corporations and billionaires have taken control of the American political process, and in doing so have brought economic hardship and ruin to vast swaths of the country. The film combines insights from political thinkers and journalists with the experiences of citizens in the "sacrifice zones" of Camden, NJ and Youngstown, OH, where factory closures and outsourcing have created a grim landscape of desolation and human suffering. Provocative and revealing, "The Corporate Coup d'État" shows how our democracy first began selling its soul to big corporations, which opened the door for lobbyists and business-friendly politicians to take control in Washington and undermine the will of the people. Featuring journalists Chris Hedges, Phillip Martin, Sarah Jaffe, Matt Taibbi and Lee Fang, and thinkers John Ralston Saul, Maude Barlow and Cornel West, "The Corporate Coup d'État" was made by the team behind "All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the
7:00 PM (111 min)
The Silent Revolution
A gripping and true story set in 1956 in East Germany of a group of students who saw their life changed forever by a harmless human act of solidarity during the early stage of the Cold War, where freedom of thinking and integrity could make anyone an enemy of the state ... or an ordinary hero. "The Silent Revolution" is a film about the extraordinary courage of young individuals in a time of political oppression. The year is 1956. During a visit to the cinema in West Berlin, high school pupils Theo and Kurt see dramatic pictures of the Hungarian uprising in Budapest on the newsreel. Back at school in Stalinstadt, they spontaneously decide to hold a minute’s silence in solidarity with the victims of the uprising during a lesson. But the gesture causes much bigger ripples than expected: while their headmaster initially tries to put the whole thing down to the whim of youth, the schoolchildren become objects of the political machinations of the fledgling East Germany. The People’s Educa
4:15 PM (115 min)
Babysplitters
When two couples with mixed feelings about having kids hatch a plan share one baby, things spiral out of control. Married couple Sarah (Emily Chang) and Jeff Penaras (Danny Pudi) are having trouble trying to conceive — that is, to conceive of a life as full-time parents. Jeff’s feeling the pressure of being stuck in a dead-end sales job at a startup company, and Sarah is feeling the pressure of being at the mercy of her ticking biological clock. Their best friends Taylor (Maiara Walsh) and Don Small (Eddie Alfano) are also caught at a similar crossroads when it comes to family planning. Taylor, a professional dancer, has no yearning to carry a child, but Don is all for procreation since his fitness business — his metaphorical baby — is maturing successfully. Over a double dinner date one night, the two couples devise a strategic plan: They’re going to share the responsibilities of child-rearing by splitting a baby. Their offspring will be shuttled back and forth between their two homes
7:15 PM (120 min)
BELLA GAIA Beautiful Earth
BELLA GAIA is an unprecedented NASA-powered immersive experience, inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life-changing power of seeing the Earth from space. Illuminating the beauty of the planet — both natural and cultural (BELLA) and the interconnectedness of all things on Earth (GAIA) — this live concert blends music, dance, technology, and NASA satellite imagery to turn the stage planetary. A visceral flow of unencumbered beauty manifests for all the senses by combining supercomputer data-visualizations from NASA, high-fidelity orbital views of Earth, cultural photography, and stirring LIVE performances of music and dance from around the world, with an “iridescent landscape of gossamer melodies and labyrinthine rhythms” to create the "Sublime" and “Out of This World” experience (Village Voice, USA Today). The award-winning BELLA GAIA tells a cosmic story, exploring both human and natural expressions of the Living Universe, illuminating the relationship between civilization and natu