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Sedona Film Festival adds four new films for virtual screenings


“There is a reason I love the New York Jewish Film Festival and that is simply that every year I get to discover at least one film that lives in my heart. This year that film is “CRESCENDO” ... the wonderful characters, genuine emotion, music and witty dialog carry it along. I love this film.” 
— Steve Kopian Unseen Films

“There is a reason I love the New York Jewish Film Festival and that is simply that every year I get to discover at least one film that lives in my heart. This year that film is “CRESCENDO” ... the wonderful characters, genuine emotion, music and witty dialog carry it along. I love this film.” — Steve Kopian Unseen Films


Originally Published: May 4, 2020 11:44 a.m.

With the Mary D. Fisher Theatre temporarily closed, the Sedona International Film Festival continues “MDF@Home” with four new titles opening this week: “Crescendo”, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”, “Someone, Somwhere” and “Deerskin.”

The festival is collaborating with some terrific distributors to bring a bit of the Mary D. Fisher Theatre experience to your home. MDF@Home features several new indie films still in their theatrical release window and now available for you to stream at home from the best seat in your house.

Best of all … you can watch alone or with more family members for one low ticket price. For each title, a portion of all sales will benefit the Mary D. Fisher Theatre and Sedona International Film Festival.

Here are this week’s new MDF@Home offerings. The full list of available titles is available on the festival website. Visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org for details and information on how to order the film screenings.

CRESCENDO

Make music not war.

When world-famous conductor Eduard Sporck (Peter Simonischek, “Toni Erdmann”) accepts the job to create an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra, he is quickly drawn into a tempest of sheer unsolvable problems.

Having grown up in a state of war, suppression or constant risk of terrorist attacks, the young musicians from both sides are far from able to form a team. Lined up behind the two best violinists — the emancipated Palestinian Layla and the handsome Israeli Ron — they form two parties who deeply mistrust each other, on and off-stage alike.

Will Sporck succeed and make the young people forget their hatred, at least for the three weeks until the concert? With the first glimmer of hope, however, the political opponents of the orchestra show them how strong they are.

​Loosely inspired by Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Academy-Award nominated director Dror Zahavi directs this gripping drama as a

CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

Based on the international bestseller by rock-star economist Thomas Piketty (which sold over three million copies worldwide and landed Piketty on Time Magazine’s list of most influential people), this entertaining documentary is an accessible journey through wealth and power, a film that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, and shines a new light on today’s growing inequalities.

Traveling through time, the film combines pop-culture references and interviews with some of the world’s most influential experts to deliver an insightful and empowering journey through the past and into our future.

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“The book aims to revolutionize the way people think about the economic history of the past two centuries. It may well manage the feat.” — The Economist

DEERSKIN

In this dark comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, Academy Award-winner Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”) is a recent divorcee who becomes obsessed with a vintage fringed deerskin jacket that begins to exert an uncanny hold on him.

Set in a sleepy French alpine village, he falls into the guise of an independent filmmaker and befriends a trusting bartender and aspiring editor (Adèle Haenel, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”) who becomes his collaborator on a movie that will document a surprising new goal he sets himself.

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In this dark comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, Academy Award-winner Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”) is a recent divorcee who becomes obsessed with a vintage fringed deerskin jacket that begins to exert an uncanny hold on him.

SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE

Another hit at the recent Sedona Film Festival, Someone, Somewhere is directed by Cédric Klapisch, the director of past festival hits Chinese Puzzle and Back to Burgundy.

In this Parisian bitter sweet romance from Cédric Klapisch, warehouse employee Rémy (François Civil) and research assistant Mélanie (Ana Girardot) have never met, but they live parallel lives: they reside in neighboring apartment buildings, ride the same subway route, and are troubled by bouts of insomnia and depression.

Klapisch spins a delicate “what-if” from their compartmentalization, exploring our increasingly hermetic modern urban life.

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Another hit at the recent Sedona Film Festival, Someone, Somewhere is directed by Cédric Klapisch, the director of past festival hits Chinese Puzzle and Back to Burgundy.

Still being offered on MDF@Home

These films are still available for your virtual screening at home:

• DRIVEWAYS

• THE DOG DOC

• SANTIAGO, ITALIA

• PHOENIX, OREGON

• THE TIMES OF BILL CUNNINGHAM

• CORPUS CHRISTI

• SLAY THE DRAGON

• THE BOOKSELLERS

• INCITEMENT

• BEANPOLE

• BALLOON

• THE ETRUSCAN SMILE

• THE PERFECT NANNY

• SAINT FRANCES

• THE WHISTLERS

• ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND

Viewing these films

Log on to www.SedonaFilmFestival.org and click on the MDF@Home link under the Events tab on the home page (or directly visit www./SedonaFilmFestival.com/mdfhome/) for links to order virtual screenings of any of these films. For each title, a portion of all sales will benefit the Mary D. Fisher Theatre and Sedona International Film Festival.

More to come …

The Sedona Film Festival will keep you up-to-date on more great events to enjoy from your living room as we all shelter in place for the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more updates and visit the festival’s website at www.SedonaFilmFestival.org for details and information.