Sedona Film Festival Presents Plethora of Great Films This Winter

Updated: Feb 6, 2020


A classic returns to the Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny “Coppélia” – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company.


Film Festival presents Documentary Oscar Shorts Programs Feb. 8-13


Mary D. Fisher Theatre plays host to Academy Award nominated short documentary films


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of the 2020 Oscar Documentary Shorts Programs Feb. 8-13 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Now an annual film festival tradition, Sedona audiences will be able to see all of the short documentary films nominated for Academy Awards before the Oscar telecast on Feb. 9.


OSCAR DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM 2020


• Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if You’re a Girl) (UK): In Afghanistan, there are limited athletic and recreational opportunities for women and girls. But there is a new generation of Afghan girls who believe they can do anything, as they start to learn how to read, write - and even skateboard - in Kabul.


• Life Overtakes Me (Sweden/USA): The story of two traumatized children of the refugee diaspora in Sweden, who are in such profound despair that they withdraw into life-threatening, coma-like state called Resignation Syndrome.


• In the Absence (South Korea): An unflinching look at the Sewol ferry disaster in South Korea. Employing extensive archival material and in-depth historical research, telling the story of the ferry that capsized and sank in the Yellow Sea on 16 April 2014, killing more than 300 people, mostly high school students on a field trip.


• St. Louis Superman (USA): Bruce Franks Jr., a Ferguson activist and battle rapper who was elected to the overwhelmingly white and Republican Missouri House of Representatives, must overcome both personal trauma and political obstacles to pass a bill critical for his community.


• Walk Run Cha-Cha (USA): Paul and Millie Cao fell in love as teenagers in Vietnam but were soon separated by the war. Six years later they reunited in California. Now, after decades of working hard to build new lives, they are making up for lost time – on the dance floor.


The Oscar Documentary Shorts Program will show: Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.; and Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 11 and 13 at 4 p.m.


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 Festival presents ‘Oscars on the Rocks’ Feb. 9


Watch the Academy Awards live at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre


Enjoy Tinseltown’s brightest stars on Hollywood’s biggest night LIVE right here in Sedona on Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre at 6 p.m.


Join in the fun and festivities of “Oscars on the Rocks”, the official spot to catch the 92nd Annual Academy Awards on the big screen. You will feel like you are right in the midst of the Oscar action.


Roll out the red carpet, make your Oscar picks and join your fellow movie-lovers for a night out on the town.\\\

Think you can pick the winners of the big night? Find out how your picks stack up against the Academy’s when you join the pick-the-winner contest. The evening will also include trivia contests, movie quotes and more!


Get decked out in your Hollywood finest … or come as you are! It is Oscar night Sedona-style! Who knows what surprises we’ll have in store!


The Oscars will show live at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission donation, or $12.50 donation 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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Join in the fun and festivities of “Oscars on the Rocks”, the official spot to catch the Academy Awards on the big screen. You will feel like you are right in the midst of the Oscar action.



Sedona Film Festival presents ‘Jeffrey Lewis: Prestige Goods of the Ancient and Contemporary Americas’ discussion Feb. 10


Film Festival partners with the Sedona Muses for special “Secrets of the Earth” event


Join Jeffrey Lewis, Founder and Owner of the Trade Roots Collection and Living Museum, on February 10, 3:30 pm, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona, for “Prestige Goods of the Ancient and Contemporary Americas—from Feathers & Shells to Coral & Precious Gem Stones”.


In this insightful cultural program, Lewis will discuss the origins of these precious items in prehistoric times, their uses today, and how his Living Museum in Santa Fe will support their continued acquisition by Native American artists.


Lewis’ personal commitment towards preserving and revitalizing Native American trade and tradition in the Southwest began, in 1970, with a vision for establishing what has become the Trade Roots Collection. In the early years, he spent much time in Central America’s Lacandon and northern Petén rain forests, collecting molted macaw parrot feathers for Zuni and Hopi ceremonial use. Later, upon founding Trade Roots, Lewis began traveling the world to secure supplies of exotic shell and stone, at their source. These included pearl shell from the South China Sea, Indonesia and Tahiti; coral from the Mediterranean; amber from Chiapas, Mexico and the Baltic Sea; turquoise; variscite; azurite; fossil ivory; lapis lazuli; sugilite; labradorite; rhodocroscite, and many other exotic materials—all to be used by Native Americans for jewelry-making and fetish-carving.


A half hour meet-and-greet (3:30 to 4:00) with Jeffrey Lewis and members of Sedona Muses precedes a 4:00-5:00pm presentation, which includes an educational printout from Lewis’s


soon-to-be-published book, “Stories, Essays and Character Sketches from The Existential Macaw Chronicle”. The printout describes a hypothetical trade route from the Mayan jungles to Casas Grandes in Mexico to Hawikuh (ancient Zuni Pueblo). Lewis will also discuss, and show examples of, goods bartered and traded for along the way. The program concludes with a brief history of the Native American jewelry industry and a question and answer session.


This program is presented by Sedona Muses, a volunteer auxiliary organization of the Museum of Northern Arizona on Monday, Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, or $8 for Film Festival or Museum of Northern Arizona 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.


Festival presents 'Deconstructing The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour' Feb. 10


Encore of lecture series featuring Beatles historian Scott Freiman at Mary D. Fisher Theatre



Sedona International Film Festival is proud to be the official host of “Deconstructing the Beatles”, joining hundreds of theatres around the country for this special series.


“Deconstructing The Beatles’ Magical Myst