Sedona Film Fest presents ‘Brighton 4th’ premiere Feb. 11-15

Georgia’s official submission to the Academy Awards debuts at Fisher Theatre

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the critically-acclaimed, multiple award-winning drama “Brighton 4th” showing Feb. 11-15 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“Brighton 4th” is Georgia’s official submission for Best International Feature Film for the Academy Awards. It won three of the top awards at the recent Tribeca Film Festival, including Best International Feature, Best Screenplay and Best Actor.

Former wrestling champion Kakhi (Levan Tediashvili, himself a former Olympic wrestling champion) always has his family on his conscience, and in “Brighton 4th”, this leads him on a journey from his home in the Republic of Georgia to visit his son Soso (Giorgi Tabidze) in the Russian-speaking neighborhood of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.

There he finds Soso living in a shabby boarding house populated by a colorful group of fellow Georgian immigrants. And Soso is not studying medicine, as Kakhi believed, but is working for a moving company and has accrued a $14,000 gambling debt to a local mob boss.

Kakhi sets his mind to helping his hapless son out of his debt, leading to situations as often comic as they are dire.

“A gentle, naturalistic story of parental devotion and sacrifice... neatly balances rueful humor with genuine sweetness.” – Alissa Simon, Variety

“Brighton 4th” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre for a limited run Feb. 11-15. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11; and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Tuesday, Feb. 12 and 15.

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:

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