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Sedona Film Festival presents ‘Charming the Hearts of Men’ premiere Aug. 13-19


Based on a true story, “Charming the Hearts of Men” is a romantic drama set during the politically charged early 1960s starring Anna Friel and Kelsey Grammer. (SIFF/Courtesy)

Based on a true story, “Charming the Hearts of Men” is a romantic drama set during the politically charged early 1960s starring Anna Friel and Kelsey Grammer. (SIFF/Courtesy)


Originally Published: August 10, 2021 3:34 p.m.

The Sedona International Film Festival presents the northern Arizona premiere of the acclaimed new feature “Charming the Hearts of Men” showing Aug. 13-19 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, according to a news release.

“Charming the Hearts of Men” features a stellar ensemble cast, including Kelsey Grammer, Anna Friel, Diane Ladd and Sean Astin.

Based on a true story, “Charming the Hearts of Men” is a romantic drama set during the politically charged early 1960s where a sophisticated woman, Grace Gordon (Anna Friel) returns to her Southern home town due to the sudden death of her father and finds life as she knew it has changed. She quickly discovers her options are limited yet discrimination is plentiful.

She is thrust into the uncomfortable realization that she and the marginalized women she encounters are part of a society in which they have little hope and virtually no power without a male provider.

With the help of a Southern Congressional ally (Kelsey Grammer), she inspires historic legislation which allows opportunities and protections never before afforded to women.

Grace sets out only to save her own way of life, but — with the help of the congressman — they end up changing the nation for the better.

“Charming the Hearts of Men” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Aug. 13-19. Show times will be 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13, 14 and 15; and 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 16, 18 and 19.

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. State Route 89A. For more information, visit: SedonaFilmFestival.org.

Information provided by the Sedona International Film Festival.