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Sedona Film Fest presents ‘Cliffs of Freedom’ premiere April 12-17

Originally Published: April 8, 2019 9:46 p.m.

The Sedona International Film Festival presents the Northern Arizona premiere of “Cliffs of Freedom” April 12-17 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“Cliffs of Freedom” features an all-star ensemble cast including Patti LuPone, Christopher Plummer, Billy Zane, Tania Raymonde, Jan Uddin and Raza Jaffrey.

Every revolution begins in the heart.

“Cliffs of Freedom” is the story of an ill-fated romance between a young Greek village girl and a conflicted Turkish officer during the dawn of the Greek War for Independence against the Ottoman Empire in 1821.

Twenty-year-old Anna Christina is smitten by Colonel Tariq, a rising star in the Turkish army who has growing doubts about his countrymen’s brutal methods of governance, and who had once spared her life on a cliff-top when she was a child. But their budding romance brings tragedy to her family and her village.

Swearing revenge against the Turks, Christina joins the Greek rebellion and inadvertently becomes a local symbol of the Greek resistance movement, inspiring her countrymen and attracting the ire of the Turks, who place a bounty on her head.

Having believed that she could leave her feelings behind, Christina must face off against the man who still loves her and wants to keep her safe, but who has now been tasked with her capture.

Their encounters and skirmishes inevitably lead to a tragic confrontation during a pivotal battle between the Greeks and Turks that will change the course of history.

“Cliffs of Freedom” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre April 12-17. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday and Sunday, April 12 and 14; and 4 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday, April 15 and 17.

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: SedonaFilmFestival.org.