SIFF Slides Into 2021 With Great Movie Selections



“The Nutcracker” — captured live from the historic Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow — will come to Sedona on Sunday, Dec. 20 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, presented by the Sedona International Film Festival. This beloved holiday classic will enchant the whole family with its fairytale setting and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score.

Mary D. Fisher Theatre presents ‘The Midnight Sky’ Dec. 18-23

George Clooney directs and stars in film at the Fisher Theatre

The Mary D. Fisher Theatre is proud to present the acclaimed new film “The Midnight Sky” showing Dec. 18-23.

Academy Award-winner George Clooney directs and stars in “The Midnight Sky” along with a stellar ensemble cast, including Felicity Jones, Kyle Chandler and David Oyelowo.

The film is the big-screen adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s acclaimed novel “Good Morning, Midnight”.

Hope finds a way.

Augustine Lofthouse (George Clooney), a scientist located at a Space Station in the Arctic, tries to contact Sully (Felicity Jones) and her crew of astronauts, including Mitchell (Kyle Chandler) and Adewole (David Oyelowo), to warn them of a global catastrophe. The astronauts were sent out to look for another planet that would be able to support life.

Augustine believes he's the only one left alive on Earth, until he finds a little girl named Iris (Caoilinn Springall). He decides to take Iris along on a trip through the blizzard conditions to find a stronger antenna that he believes will be able to reach the astronauts, before it's too late.

“The Midnight Sky” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Dec. 18-23. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Monday, Dec. 18, 19 and 21; and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 20, 22 and 23.

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.

Film Festival presents ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ Dec. 18-23

Christopher Plummer, Dan Stevens and Jonathan Pryce star in film at Fisher Theatre

The Sedona Film Festival is proud to present a special holiday encore of “The Man Who Invented Christmas” showing Dec. 18-23 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Based on the inspiring true story, “The Man Who Invented Christmas” — a delightful and heartwarming family film and holiday favorite — returns to theaters to spread the joy of the season.

The film features an all-star, award-winning ensemble cast including Christopher Plummer, Dan Stevens and Jonathan Pryce.

“The Man Who Invented Christmas” tells the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol.

In 1843 London, author Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) finds himself in financial trouble after writing three unsuccessful novels in a row.

The film shows how Dickens mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today.

“The Man Who Invented Christmas” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Dec. 18-23. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Monday, Dec. 18, 19 and 21; and 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 22 and 23.

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.

Film Festival presents a retelling of the classic 'A Christmas Carol' Dec. 19

A magical fusion of modern dance and the spoken word hits the big screen at Fisher Theatre

Experience a brand-new retelling of the classic Christmas tale through the magical fusion of modern dance and the spoken word.

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present “A Christmas Carol” — the holiday treasure — on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

A Victorian family prepares a toy-theatre for their annual performance of “A Christmas Carol”. The audience enters the imagination of one of the children and quickly the cardboard stage transforms to reveal a magical world containing real dancers and stylized sets.

The classic tale unfolds on screen in a rich tapestry of highly absorbing, haunting, and theatrical drama with characters portrayed by dancers and voiced by an eclectic cast of the world’s most recognizable actors, including Carey Mulligan, Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, and Simon Russell Beale.

In “A Christmas Carol”, Dickens wrote one of literature’s most perfectly constructed stories — a simple and moving tale of redemption that has struck a chord with audiences worldwide, having been translated into almost every conceivable language.

With the help of a diverse and deeply talented cast and crew, the film succeeds in retelling the classic story in a truly original and accessible way.

“A Christmas Carol” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre one day only: Saturday, Dec. 19 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 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.

Film Festival hosts Ballet in Cinema: 'The Nutcracker' Dec. 20

Bolshoi Ballet production from Moscow returns to the big screen at Fisher Theatre

Come and experience a holiday treasure! The Sedona International Film Festival presents Ballet in Cinema on Sunday, Dec. 20 when it hosts the big screen encore of “The Nutcracker” from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. There will be one show at 4:00 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Christmas would not be complete without the enchanting tale of young Marie and her Nutcracker prince! E.T.A. Hoffmann’s fairytale staged by Russian ballet master Yuri Grigorovich will transport children and adults alike to a world of magic and wonder for the holiday season.

“The Nutcracker” invites audiences of all ages on a magical journey, through a world of enchantment, complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to life, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score.

On Christmas Eve, Marie is given a wooden nutcracker as a gift. When the clock strikes midnight and the celebrations are over, all the toys come to life. The Nutcracker — at the helm of the tin soldiers — transforms and saves Marie from the Mouse King and his army.

After victoriously defeating the mouse army, the Nutcracker — now a handsome young prince — whisks Marie away into their magic boat to the Land of Sweets. Marie and the Nutcracker-Prince are radiant with happiness: they have reached the kingdom of their dreams. Joyous celebrations can now begin. Yet, it appears it was all just a dream.

This beloved holiday classic will enchant the whole family with its fairytale setting and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. The Bolshoi’s version of “The Nutcracker” has a unique and beautiful sense of romance.

“The Nutcracker” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre one day only: Sunday, Dec. 20 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 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.

Sedona Film Fest presents ‘Military Wives’ premiere Dec. 26-30

Kristin Scott Thomas stars in award-winning and inspiring true story at Fisher Theatre

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the audience sensation “Military Wives” showing Dec. 26-30 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“Military Wives” was the closing night film at the recent Sedona International Film Festival, where it earned rave reviews from the sold-out audience. It has also won numerous top awards at several prestigious film festivals around the world.

“Military Wives” is the feel-good movie of the year!

“Military Wives” centers on a group of women from different backgrounds whose partners are away serving in Afghanistan. Faced with their loved ones’ absences, they come together to form the very first military wives choir, helping each other through some of life’s most difficult moments, and quickly find themselves on an international stage at the center of a media sensation and global movement.

Peter Cattaneo (“The Full Monty”) directs Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan in this feel-good crowd-pleaser inspired by the incredible true story of The Military Wives Choirs.

Critics are calling this the "feel-good film of the year" (BBC Radio) and rave that "it will have you on your feet cheering and crying." (Radio Times)

“Hugely engaging, enormously moving.”- Daily Mail

“Military Wives” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Dec. 26-30. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Dec. 26, 27 and 28; and 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 29 and 30.

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.

Sedona Film Fest presents ‘Love Sarah’ premiere Dec. 26-30

A deliciously sweet and big-hearted comedy debuts at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the charming new comedy “Love Sarah” showing Dec. 26-30 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“Love Sarah” is being hailed by critics as “a deliciously sweet and big-hearted comedy.

All good things come to those who bake.

A young woman wishes to fulfill her mother's dream of opening her own bakery in Notting Hill, London. To do this, she enlists the help of an old friend and her grandma.

Bereavement unites three generations of women in a commercial baking business which offers newfound understanding, romantic opportunities and a celebration of multiculturalism.

The women are Sarah’s daughter, Clarissa (Shannon Tarbet), a dancer; her estranged mother Mimi (Celia Imrie), a former circus proprietor and performer; and her best friend Isabella (Shelley Conn), her business partner in the West London bakery which they hoped to open.

“Love Sarah” is a well-meaning exploration of female friendship, and of the cultural significance of cuisine.

The film is the perfect holiday movie fare (and will make you want to run to the closest bakery for some baked goods and treats)!

“Love Sarah” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Dec. 26-30. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Dec. 26, 27 and 28; and 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 29 and 30.

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.

Film Festival presents 'Concerto: A Beethoven Journey' Dec. 27

Encore celebrates the 250th birthday of Beethoven at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the encore of “Concerto: A Beethoven Journey” on Sunday, Dec. 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

This special worldwide encore screening of “Concerto: A Beethoven Journey” marks the culmination of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year.

A pianist’s extraordinary search for the real Beethoven.

Filmed over the course of four years, award-winning director Phil Grabsky follows leading concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes as he travels the world playing sell-out concerts with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in an attempt to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of piano works for piano ever written: Beethoven's five piano concertos.

Considered one of the top pianists of the age, Leif Ove Andsnes offers a rare insight into the world of a world-class pianist but, more importantly, against the backdrop of Leif Ove and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra playing these five pieces, the film attempts to peel back the many myths of Beethoven's life to explore how this prodigious talent from Bonn became one of the world's greatest composers by the time he wrote the fifth concerto. Perhaps, above all, it is the fresh new biography of Beethoven that is most revealing.

“High class and wonderful, ‘Concerto’ demands to be seen.” — Gramophone

“You’ll hear Beethoven as if for the first time.” — The Guardian

“Enchanting!” — Evening Standard

“The intimacy was felt in every note.” — The Times from the BBC Proms

“Concerto: A Beethoven Journey” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre one day only: Sunday, Dec. 27 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 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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