Sedona Film Fest presents ‘The Water Man’ premiere May 7-13

Family adventure features courageous journey at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the acclaimed family adventure “The Water Man” showing May 7-13 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Accomplished actor David Oyelowo makes his feature directorial debut with this imaginative, family adventure executive produced by Oprah Winfrey.

“The Water Man” follows a sensitive young boy as he embarks on a mission to help his gravely ill mother by locating the mythic Water Man, who may carry the secret to everlasting life.

Gunner (Lonnie Chavis) and his mother (Rosario Dawson) share a special bond. She supports his daydreaming and artistic pursuits, while his frequently-on-the-road father, Amos (Oyelowo), with whom Gunner shares a strained relationship, has other ideas about where his son’s interests should lie. Gunner and his dad attempt to smooth over their differences for the sake of the family, but when his mom’s sickness worsens, Gunner disappears into stacks of books on both science and the supernatural in search of possible cures. When Gunner and his rebellious friend Jo (Amiah Miller) go missing during their quest into the Water Man’s mysterious forest, Amos must immerse himself in his son’s world to find them and put his family back together.

Based on a script by Emma Needell, “The Water Man” harkens back to the beloved childhood adventure films of the 19