The Sedona International Film Festival is presenting critically-acclaimed “Journey’s End” — showing April 6-12 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
“Journey’s End” is an adaptation of a dramatic play written by early twentieth century, English playwright, R.C. Sherriff, about his experience fighting in the trenches of northern France during WWI.
“Journey’s End” is a story about innocence lost and courage found.
March, 1918. World War I is in its fourth year and there’s stalemate in the trenches of northern France. Rumors are rife among the British ranks of an imminent German offensive to break the deadlock.
C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches, led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin). With a German offensive approaching, the officers and their cook use food and the memories of their lives before the war to distract themselves, while Stanhope soaks his fear in whiskey, unable to deal with the dread of the inevitable.
A young officer, Raleigh (Asa Butterfield), arrives fresh out of training and abuzz with the excitement of his first real posting — not least because he is to serve under Stanhope, his former schoolhouse monitor and the object of his sister’s affections. Each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.