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Film Festival hosts encore of National Theatre’s ‘Frankenstein’ Oct. 22 & 29

   October 15, 2018   

The National Theatre of London returns to Sedona on Monday, Oct. 22, and Monday, Oct. 29, when the Sedona International Film Festival hosts the encore of the award-winning London productions of “Frankenstein” — starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller. The screenings will be presented at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ comes to Mary D. Fisher Theatre Oct. 21

   October 15, 2018   

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s extraordinary new production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” makes its Sedona big-screen debut on Sunday, Oct. 21. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the high-definition premiere of William Shakespeare’s renowned play from its home in Stratford-Upon-Avon. There will be one show at 3 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga superb in 'A Star is Born'

By David Kanowsky    October 8, 2018   

Bradley Cooper, in his directorial debut, has undertaken a courageous task in piloting this film. A Star is Born has been made at least three times in previous generations — in 1937, 1954 and 1976.


A Simple Favor misses mark on Hitchcockian plot twists

By David Kanowsky    October 1, 2018   

A Simple Favor proved to be a disappointment for me. I was expecting a film that had suspense, about a missing friend, and some humor in the dialog between the two friends. That is what seemed to be promised in the promos and the trailer.


Film Fest presents ‘John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection’

   October 1, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival presents the Northern Arizona premiere of the acclaimed new documentary “John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection” Oct. 5-9 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Sedona joins 300 cities around the world to present Manhattan Short Film Festival

   September 24, 2018   

Filmgoers in Sedona will unite with audiences in over 300 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world when the 21st Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival screens at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, Sept. 28-Oct. 4, hosted by the Sedona International Film Festival.


Film Festival presents ‘Kusama-Infinity’ premiere Oct. 1

   September 24, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival presents the Northern Arizona premiere of “Kusama-Infinity: The Life and Art of Yayoi Kusama” on Monday, Oct. 1. There will be two shows at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Sedona Film Festival presents ‘Elaine Stritch at Liberty’ Sept. 30

   September 24, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival presents the Great Stage on Screen series from London’s most prestigious theater companies.


Operation Finale recounts efforts to bring Holocaust architect to justice

By David Kanowsky    September 17, 2018   

There have been several movies over the years that attempt to display the horror of the Holocaust. Sometimes the focus is on the plight of an individual or a family or a village.


Film Festival presents ‘Joan Jett: Bad Reputation’

   September 17, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival will join theaters around the world to present a one-night only special premiere event of “Joan Jett: Bad Reputation” on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Film Fest presents ‘Love, Gilda’ premiere Sept. 21-27

   September 17, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival presents the Northern Arizona premiere of the new documentary “Love, Gilda” — featuring an all-star cast — Sept. 21-27 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Film Festival presents ‘An American in Paris: The Musical’ Sept. 20

   September 17, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join theaters around the world to present a one-night only world premiere of “An American in Paris: The Musical” on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Jerome Film & Music Festival Sept. 27-30

   September 17, 2018   

Known as one of the most original and adventurous film festivals around, listed in Movie Magazines Top 25 coolest film festivals, the 6th Annual Jerome Film & Music Festival returns Sept. 27-30.


Putting the pieces together the life lesson in Puzzle

   September 10, 2018   

Puzzle is a film that is not trying to knock your socks off.  It is rather a quiet, human drama that draws you in, amuses you, and breaks your heart.


National Theatre of London’s ‘Julie’ premieres Sept. 16

   September 10, 2018   

The National Theatre of London continues its season with its acclaimed new production of “Julie” showing in Sedona on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Festival presents New York Film Critics screening of ‘American Dresser’ Sept. 17

   September 10, 2018   

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 presented by Rolling Stone Magazine’s Peter Travers, via satellite, and features a Q&A with the filmmaker and stars from the film each month.


Film Fest presents ‘Life in the Doghouse’ premiere Sept. 7-12

   September 3, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival presents the Northern Arizona premiere of the inspiring new documentary “Life in the Doghouse” Sept. 7-12 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Film Festival presents Cole Porter’s ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ on screen Sept. 2

   August 28, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival is presenting the Great Stage on Screen series from London’s most prestigious theater companies. The series continues with “Kiss Me, Kate” showing in Sedona on Sunday, Sept. 2 at 4 p.m. on screen at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Review: Crazy Rich Asians hardly original, but well done

By David Kanowsky    August 28, 2018   

Crazy Rich Asians is a pleasant film that has some very nice features in it. The entire cast are Asian actors, the music background and for dancing is all western, familiar and modern. Most of the story takes place in Singapore and we get spectacular views of the structures that make Singapore unique in the modern architectural world.


Film Fest presents ‘Sinatra in Palm Springs’ Aug. 31-Sept. 6

   August 27, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the nostalgic new documentary “Sinatra in Palm Springs: The Place He Called Home” Aug. 31-Sept. 6 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


BlacKkKlansman a first-rate suspense drama

By David Kanowsky    August 20, 2018   

BLACKkKLANSMAN is based on a true story of events in Colorado Springs in the 1970’s. It deals with the conflict between the Ku Klux Klan and the city police.


Film Festival presents ‘The Second Time Around’ premiere Aug. 24-30

   August 20, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival presents the Northern Arizona premiere of the charming and heartwarming new film “The Second Time Around” Aug. 24-30 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Film Fest presents ‘Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood’ Aug. 24-30

   August 20, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival presents the Northern Arizona premiere of the fun, uniquely nostalgic, award-winning new film “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood” Aug. 24-30 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


25 Candles for Sedona Film Festival and Forrest Gump

   August 20, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival is turning 25 this year, and to celebrate, we are rolling back the clock and bringing encore screenings of hit films from 25 years ago to the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on the 25th of each month! And better yet … SIFF is rolling back the tickets to the admission price of 25 years ago for these special events: just $4.25 each.


Sedona Film Festival presents ‘Far From the Tree’ premiere Aug. 18-23

   August 13, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival presents the Northern Arizona premiere of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed new film “Far From the Tree” Aug. 18-23 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


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