Sedona International Film Festival’s Monday Movies on Main series continues on Monday, Nov. 13, with the Cottonwood premiere of “The Happy Prince” at 7 p.m. at Old Town Center for the Arts.
“The Happy Prince” — written and directed by Rupert Everett — features an award-winning all-star cast, including Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Emily Watson, Edwin Thomas and Colin Morgan.
In a cheap Parisian hotel room, Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshiped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running toward ruin in the final chapter of his life?
Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross, who tried and failed to save him from himself.
From Dieppe to Naples to Paris freedom is elusive and Oscar is a penniless vagabond, always moving on, shunned by his old acquaintances, but revered by a strange group of outlaws and urchins to whom he tells the old stories — his incomparable wit still sharp.
“The Happy Prince” is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love in the last days of the 19th century.
Tickets are $12 general admission and $9 for Film Festival members and $10 for students. Movie concessions will be available, including beer, wine, soft drinks, water, popcorn and a selection of movie candy.
For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Tickets can also be ordered in advance online at SedonaFilmFestival.org.
Old Town Center for the Arts is located at 633 N. Fifth St. (just off Main) in Cottonwood.