Viggo Mortensen stars in and directs acclaimed new film at Mary D. Fisher Theatre
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the acclaimed new drama “Falling” showing June 4-10 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
“Falling” features an award-winning ensemble cast, including Viggo Mortenson (who also directed the film), Lance Henriksen, Laura Linney and Terry Chen.
John (Viggo Mortensen) lives with his partner, Eric (Terry Chen), and their daughter, Mónica (Gabby Velis), in California, far from the traditional rural life he left behind years ago. John's father, Willis (Lance Henriksen), a headstrong man from a bygone era, lives alone on the isolated farm where John grew up. Willis is in the early stages of dementia, making running the farm on his own increasingly difficult, so John brings him to stay at his California home so that he and his sister Sarah (Laura Linney) might help him find a place near them to relocate to. Unfortunately, their best intentions ultimately run up against Willis’s adamant refusal to change his way of life in the slightest.
During his stay at John's California home, tension builds between Willis and the rest of the family. Willis’s abrasive nature, by turns caustic and occasionally funny, is aggravated by his memory loss, bringing past and present into conflict and causing old wounds and years of mutual mistrust between father and son rise to the surface.
As Willis and John confront the events that have torn them, including their differing recollections of John’s mother Gwen, the challenge they face is to find a way to forgive each other, to accept what has happened in the past and, most importantly, what is happening to