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Sedona Film Festival presents ‘Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk’



Originally Published: August 31, 2019 5:41 p.m.

The Sedona International Film Festival presents the Northern Arizona premiere of “Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk” on Monday, Sept. 9.

There will be two shows at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Centuries old and enjoyed by tens of millions of people worldwide, golf is seen by many as more than a sport. Yet what do we know about the other person on the course? The man or woman behind the player carrying the bag.

In a narrative never before covered in any feature length documentary, “Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk” explores the incredible personal bond that a golfer and a caddie develop through hours of time together.

It is often said that a good caddie does three things: show up, keep up and shut up. But a great caddie wears many hats. They’re the player’s psychologist, mother/father figure, technical advisor and confidante.

The film unveils the working dynamic between famous partnerships like the heartfelt story of Tom Watson’s and caddie Bruce Edwards.

Whether familiar or new, these are stories that will make you re-think the way you look at golf, and especially the job of the Caddie.

Narrated by Bill Murray, “Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk” is a visual tour de force shot on the iconic courses of Pebble Beach, Augusta National, St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Prestwick, Ballybunion, and Lahinch. Crafted in the spirit of documentaries like “20 feet from Stardom”, “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” and “Step into Liquid”, the film is a must-watch document of the game of golf as you’ve never seen it before.

“Loopers: A Caddie’s Long Walk” will show at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Monday, Sept. 9 at 4 and 7 p.m.

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.