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Life becomes nightmare for Space Shuttle crew

   March 27, 2017   

One of the great pleasures of living here in the Verde Valley is the opportunity, several times each month, to see the International Space Station (ISS) flying around the earth. Let’s hope this film, Life, a fictional story, remains fictional forever. Life takes place aboard the ISS with a crew of scientists and technicians from different countries.

New Movies, March 29, 2017.

   March 27, 2017   

A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

Film Festival hosts ‘The Artist’ and ‘Midnight in Paris’ to kick off Voila Tour

   March 27, 2017   

What do “The Artist” starring Jean Dujardin and “Midnight in Paris” by Woody Allen have in common? They are both playing at the Mary D. Fisher Theater on Tuesday, April 4 to launch Voila Tour’s week of French Festivities in Sedona.

Film Festival presents ‘Occupants’ encore March 31 at Fisher Theatre

   March 27, 2017   

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a one-night only special encore of the acclaimed feature film “Occupants” on Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. This special film event will kick off the Second Annual Verde Valley Comic Expo and will include a special Q&A discussion and comic book release in conjunction with the film.

Film Festival presents ‘Mr. Gaga’ premiere April 6

   March 27, 2017   

The Sedona International Film Festival presents a one-night only special premiere of the award-winning new dance documentary “Mr. Gaga” on Thursday, April 6 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Beauty and the Beast could benefit from less-disturbing climax

By David Kanowsky    March 20, 2017   

Beauty and the Beast is a remake, with live actors, of the classic 1991 Disney animated film. Having said that, I want to stay focused on this production and leave comparisons to those of you who remember the original.

New Movies, 3-22-17.

   March 20, 2017   

Six astronauts aboard the space station study a sample collected from Mars that could provide evidence for extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet.

Inspiration of Sedona presents season 2 finale of Years of Living Dangerously documentary

   March 20, 2017   

Thursday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m., Inspiration of Sedona will present a free Arizona premiere screening of National Geographic Channel’s season two finale of James Cameron’s Emmy award-winning documentary series Years of Living Dangerously, followed by an open, public discussion.

Film Festival presents ‘Dying Laughing’ premiere March 16

   March 13, 2017   

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a one-night only special premiere of the outrageous new documentary “Dying Laughing” on Thursday, March 16 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Festival presents New York Film Critics screening of ‘All Nighter’ on March 21

   March 13, 2017   

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.

New movies this week

   March 13, 2017   

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé’s grave to lay flowers.

New Movies, 3-8-17.

   March 6, 2017   

A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, including the mythic Kong.

The Shack examines Holy Trinity and its role in universe

By David Kanowsky    March 6, 2017   

The Shack is a film based on a very popular, best-selling book, about a man whose happy, fulfilled life is suddenly, tragically upended. Mack (Sam Worthington) and Nan Phillips (Radha Mitchel) have a wonderfully happy marriage with three children — teens Kate and Josh, and young Missy. Mack is a loving and attentive father to the threesome, especially to the precocious Missy. It is in contrast to Mack’s own childhood where he and his mother were treated brutally by his alcoholic father.

‘Loving’ a ‘fine piece of cinematic art’

By David Kanowsky    February 27, 2017   

I loved this movie. I hated this movie. I loved it because it is a powerful exposé of a major problem in America — now and historically — and how slowly that is changing. I hated it because it was so painful to see how a couple, a pair of honest, law abiding, hard-working, kind citizens were persecuted, ‘lawfully,’ because they did not adhere to the racial standards of their state, one of the United States of America.

New Movies, 3-1-17.

   February 27, 2017   

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

Film Festival presents ‘Loving’ and ‘Antarctica: Ice and Sky’ March 3-9

   February 27, 2017   

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of the critically-acclaimed new films “Loving” and “Antarctica: Ice and Sky” showing March 3-9 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

89TH ACADEMY AWARDS: Look for Fences, La La Land to head to top of class in highly competitive year for Best Picture

By David Kanowsky    February 20, 2017   

My view of the cinema world in 2016 was a bit dismal. There were too many films that were of the same, smash-bang action-oriented, Marvel comics, super-gory horror themes, etc. But in the fall, along came a stream of Golden Globe and Academy Award possibilities. The sun began to shine on movie theaters and their box offices, and on my personal cinematic pleasure.

Inspiration of Sedona presents premier screening of James Cameron’s ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ series

   February 20, 2017   

On Thursday, February 23rd, at 6:30 p.m., Inspiration of Sedona will present a free Arizona premiere screening of National Geographic Channel’s season two of James Cameron’s Emmy award-winning documentary series Years of Living Dangerously, followed by an open, public discussion.

New Movies; Coming to theaters Feb. 24

   February 20, 2017   

Set in the early 1990s, “As You Are” is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their friendship through a construction of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation.

‘Lion’ a heartwarming, true story

By David Kanowsky    February 13, 2017   

Lion is the true story of a boy in India who undergoes various episodes that threaten his well-being or even his life. His name is Saroo and he is 5 years old in the 1980s. He lives in a slum area in a hovel for a home, with his mother, a younger sister and an older brother.

New Movies, 2-15-17.

   February 13, 2017   

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem.

Musical menu offers variety and style at Grasshopper Grill

   February 13, 2017   

Cornville’s Grasshopper Grill features the region’s top entertainers in the bar every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m. So, what’s in store for this week?

Born to Rewild the perfect emotional sendoff to 23rd Sedona Film Festival

   February 13, 2017   

When the film Born to Rewild screens at the 23rd annual Sedona International Film Festival, it will carry not just an important message but a very emotional send-off.

‘20th Century Women’ about relationships, problems, solutions

By David Kanowsky    February 6, 2017   

20th Century Women is a story that illustrates three historic social times in America. Each era — the mid-20th century, hippie America and the post baby-boomer era is represented by a character in the film. It takes place in Santa Barbara, California in 1979. Annette Bening is Dorothea, a 55-year old divorcee with a 15-year old son, Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann). Jamie has little memory of his father, who left after he was born.

New Movies, 2-8-17.

   February 6, 2017   

Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.