Sedona Film Fest presents ‘MLK/FBI’ premiere Jan. 15-21

The first film to uncover the extent of the FBI’s surveillance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the award-winning and acclaimed new documentary “MLK/FBI” showing Jan. 15-21 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“MLK/FBI” played to rave reviews and audience and critical acclaim at prestigious film festivals around the world including Telluride, Toronto and New York. The film is directed by Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee Sam Pollard.

“MLK/FBI” is the first film to uncover the extent of the FBI's surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Based on newly discovered and declassified files, utilizing a trove of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and unsealed by the National Archives, as well as revelatory restored footage, the documentary explores the government's history of targeting Black activists, and the contested meaning behind some of our most cherished ideals.

Featuring interviews with key cultural figures, including former FBI Director James Comey, “MLK/FBI” tells this astonishing and tragic story with searing relevance to our current moment.

Critics are raving about “MLK/FBI”:

“Engrossing.” — The New York Times

“Jaw-dropping.” — Rolling Stone

“Incendiary.” — Variety

“MLK/FBI” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Jan. 15-21. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 15, 16 and 17; and 7 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 18, 20 and 21.

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: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.

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“MLK/FBI” is the first film to uncover the extent of the FBI's surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., based on newly discovered and declassified files.




Sedona Film Fest presents ‘No Man’s Land’ premiere Jan. 22-28

Timely and powerful new Western film covers border issue from both sides

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the timely and powerful new film “No Man’s Land” showing Jan. 22-28 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“No Man’s Land” features a stellar ensemble cast, including Jake Allyn, Frank Grillo, Andie MacDowell and George Lopez.

As border vigilantes Bill Greer (Grillo) and his son Jackson (Allyn) are on patrol when Jackson accidentally kills a Mexican immigrant boy. Bill tries to take the blame but Texas Ranger Ramirez (Lopez) sees through the lie, spurring Jackson to flee south on horseback across the Rio Grande — to become a gringo "illegal alien" in Mexico.

Chased by Texas Rangers and Mexican federales, Jackson journeys across deserts and mountains to seek forgiveness from the dead boy's vengeful father (Jimenez), as he falls in love with the land he was taught to hate.

“In a time of great fear, we wanted to make a film about hope,” said director Conor Allyn. “The world is growing apart. Xenophobia and prejudice are abundant, millions clamor for walls to divide, yet there is still time to unite. But first we must recognize the borders within ourselves. And cross them.”

“Growing up between Texas and Mexico, this idea resonates deeply for me. And to steer clear of the highly polarized landscape, we focused on a very personal, human story, told through dual protagonists coming from both sides of the border,” added Allyn. “We were very much inspired by the setting of the real life ‘no man's land’ along the Texas-Mexico border where thousands live south of the US border wall and north of the Rio Grande; citizens of nowhere, forgotten and left to fend for themselves”

“We also wanted to use very classic Americana style storytelling. Thus, the film has this modern western tone with archetypal themes of fathers and sons, revenge and redemption.”

“No Man’s Land” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Jan. 22-28. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 22, 23 and 24; and 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 25, 27 and 28.

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: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.

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“No Man’s Land” features a stellar ensemble cast, including Jake Allyn, Frank Grillo, Andie MacDowell and George Lopez. The timely, powerful new Western film covers the border issue from both sides.


Mary D. Fisher Theatre presents ‘The Dig’ Jan. 22-28

Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan and Lily James star at Fisher Theatre

The Mary D. Fisher Theatre is proud to present the acclaimed new film “The Dig” showing Jan. 22-28 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“The Dig” is a ravishing World War II period piece, based on a true story, starring Ralph Fiennes, Carry Mulligan, Lily James and Johnny Flynn, among others.

As World War II looms, a wealthy widow (Carey Mulligan) hires an amateur archaeologist (Ralph Fiennes) to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain’s past are illuminated in the face of its uncertain future.

“The Dig” is based on a book by John Preston, published in 2007 and set in the context of the 1939 Anglo-Saxon ship burial excavation at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, England.

In the long, hot summer of 1939, Britain is preparing for war, but on a riverside farm in Suffolk there is excitement of another kind. Mrs. Pretty (Mulligan), the widowed owner of the farm, has had her hunch confirmed that the mounds on her land hold buried treasure. As the dig proceeds, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary find.

This fictional recreation of the famed Sutton Hoo dig follows three months of intense activity when locals fought outsiders, professionals thwarted amateurs, and love and rivalry flourished in equal measure. As the war looms ever closer, engraved gold peeks through the soil, and each character searches for answers in the buried treasure. Their threads of love, loss, and aspiration weave a common awareness of the past as something that can never truly be left behind.

“The Dig” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Jan. 22-28. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 22, 23 and 24; and 7 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 25, 27 and 28.

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: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.

As World War II looms, a wealthy widow (Carey Mulligan) hires an amateur archaeologist (Ralph Fiennes) to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain’s past are illuminated in the face of its uncertain future.







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