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ILLUMINATE Film Festival delivers movies to stir your soul

   May 21, 2018   

Film has the power to illuminate, to make us feel deeply, essentially taking us to a place beyond ourselves.  As a medium, it opens hearts and minds, and our response to it is both visceral and personal. Underneath this response lies the unspoken connection between us all, and nowhere is this more evident than at the ILLUMINATE Film Festival.


Outstanding acting makes Book Club a delight

   May 21, 2018   

It often happens that a movie will be made with a number of big name stars that make it very attractive, but the appeal ends with the cast list. The story or the production may be poor all around.


National Theatre of London’s ‘Julius Caesar’ premieres May 27

   May 21, 2018   

The National Theatre of London continues its season with its acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” showing in Sedona on Sunday, May 27, at 4 p.m. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Film Festival presents ‘The Guardians’ premiere May 25-31

   May 21, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the award-winning new drama “The Guardians” — showing May 25-31 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Sedona Film Festival presents ‘Love, Cecil’ premiere May 24

   May 21, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud present a one-night only special preview of the award-winning new documentary “Love, Cecil” on Thursday, May 24, at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Film Festival presents ‘Always at the Carlyle’ premiere May 25-30

   May 21, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the award-winning new documentary “Always at the Carlyle” — featuring an all-star celebrity cast — showing May 25-30 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


‘Finding Your Feet’ will make you make you laugh, cry and applaud

By David Kanowsky    May 14, 2018   

Finding Your Feet is a British film that gives us a very great deal of pleasure. It achieves a rank of excellence to match The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (1 & 2) for its humor, its melodrama, its appealing and lovable characters.


Film Festival presents ‘The Escape’ premiere May 18-23

   May 14, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the new drama “The Escape” — starring Gemma Arterton and Dominic Cooper — showing May 18-23 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Something wicked this way comes: Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘Macbeth’ debuts in Sedona May 20

   May 14, 2018   

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s extraordinary new production of “Macbeth” makes its Sedona big-screen debut on Sunday, May 20.


Review: Tully takes on traumas of motherhood

By David Kanowsky    May 6, 2018   

At the start of this film, we are focused on a woman who is pregnant and close to giving birth. She’s married and she has two young children — a charming girl and a boy who is borderline autistic. This third child was unplanned for by Marlo (Charlize Theron) and her husband, Drew (Ron Livingston).


New Movies: Coming to theaters April 27

   April 23, 2018   

A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet.


Isle of Dogs a masterpiece in animation

By David Kanowsky    April 23, 2018   

Isle of Dogs takes place in Japan in the future. The central location is Megasaki, a seaside city dominated by a not-nice mayor.


Sedona Film Festival presents ‘Love & Bananas’ on Earth Day April 22

   April 16, 2018   

In honor and celebration of Earth Day, the Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a premiere of the award-winning new documentary “Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story” on Sunday, April 22 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Film Festival presents film screening of ‘Nemtsov’ on Sunday, April 22

   April 16, 2018   

On Sunday, April 22 at 1 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theater, the Sedona International Film Festival will present a unique program focusing on recent history and events in Russia featuring the film “Nemtsov” by Vladimir V. Kara-Murza


Chappaquiddick recounts Kennedy manslaughter incident

By David Kanowsky    April 9, 2018   

Chappaquiddick is the island in Massachusetts where, in July, 1969, the car driven by Senator Ted Kennedy with Mary Jo Kopechne as passenger went off a narrow bridge into the water.


New Movies: Coming to theaters April 13

   April 9, 2018   

Ten years later, he is called back to war-torn Beirut by a CIA operative (Rosamund Pike) to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.


Film Festival presents Sedona Wolf Week films April 17-18

   April 9, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival presents three films in celebration of Sedona Wolf Week on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 17 and 18 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Film Festival hosts ‘Hairspray’ Sing-Along special event April 16

   April 9, 2018   

Have you ever been to a film musical and had the uncontrollable urge to burst into song? Well, now is your chance to don those 60’s styles, hairdos, dancin’ shoes and colorful frocks and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars!


Broadway on Screen: Sam Shepard’s ‘Buried Child’ premieres April 15

   April 9, 2018   

Sedona International Film Festival presents the BroadwayHD series — featuring Broadway plays and musicals in high definition on the big screen — with Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child” starring Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, and directed by Scott Elliot. The event will show in Sedona on Sunday, April 15 at 4 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Film Festival presents ‘Leaning Into the Wind’ premiere April 13-16

   April 9, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the award-winning new documentary “Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy” — showing April 13-16 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Celebrate Fisher Theatre 6-year anniversary: ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

   March 26, 2018   

Broadway returns to Sedona on Sunday, April 1 when the Sedona International Film Festival celebrates the 6-year anniversary of its Mary D. Fisher Theatre by hosting the big screen encore of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s biggest and most celebrated musical “The Phantom of the Opera”.


Film Festival presents ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ encore April 4

   March 26, 2018   

Chamber Music Sedona and the Sedona International Film Festival will join hands Wednesday, April 4 for a 4 p.m. encore screening of the Academy Award-nominated “Buena Vista Social Club."


Love Simon thought-provoking, fun to watch

By David Kanowsky    March 19, 2018   

Love, Simon is an appealing story about teenagers who are not being crushed by the usual adolescent inner turbulence. Their home lives seem OK and their schoolwork is satisfactory.


Festival presents debut of ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’

   March 19, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival is presenting the Northern Arizona premiere of “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” — starring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters and Vanessa Redgrave — showing March 23-28 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Sedona Film Festival presents ‘Being With Animals’ encore March 29

   March 19, 2018   

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the encore of “Being With Animals” for two shows only on Thursday, March 29 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


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