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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to Sedona on March 14

Sedona Film Festival hosts world-wide traveling tour at Performing Arts Center

Banff Film Festival Sedona
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to Sedona. This years World Tour showcases the very best mountain filmmakers, allowing you to experience the stories that inspire us to continue exploring our environments. The tour will make a stop in Sedona on one night only: Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Sedona Performing Arts Center.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is returning to Sedona. For the second year, the Sedona International Film Festival is bringing the spirit of outdoor adventure and mountain culture to red rock country. This years World Tour features the best mountain films this year, showcasing amazing filmmaking talent from the world over to an audience that spans the globe.

The tour will make a stop in Sedona on one night only: Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Sedona Performing Arts Center.

The Banff Centres Banff Mountain Film Festival is the one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road with stops planned in about 450 communities and 40 countries across the globe.

Like every year, the Banff Mountain Film Festival brings exciting program to the screen, allowing everyone to experience these inspiring stories that drive us to keep exploring our world outside, said Patrick Schweiss, director of the tour host Sedona Film Festival.

The 2016 World Tour features a collection of exhilarating and provocative films that explore life in the mountains. They highlight remote cultures, intense expeditions into exotic landscapes and bring adrenaline-packed action sports into sharp focus. You will experience an evening of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival, and audiences across Canada, the United States, and internationally from Scotland to South Africa to China, Lebanon, Chile, New Zealand and Antarctica get to enjoy it all, too.

Award-winning films and audience favorites from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival are among the films chosen to travel the globe.

Sedonas tour stop will feature films such as:
Eclipse The odds are low, the risks are high photographer Reuben Krabbe is determined to capture a photo of a skier in front of the 2015 solar eclipse in Svalbard. But the weathers bad, the guide is sketchy, the pressure is massive and the skiers just want to ski.
Reel Rock 10 Long considered impossible, coveted by many and attempted by a few, the Fitz Traverse has fueled the imaginations of climbers in Patagonia for decades. Tracing the iconic skyline of Cerro Fitz Roy and its six satellite peaks, it spans four miles and 13,000 feet across snow and ice-covered rock, with epic route finding and endless rapelling. Seizing their chance during a rare extended weather window, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold went big. The pair completed the first ascent in a five-day push during February 2014.
Nature Rx Is life a little too mundane or overwhelming? Feeling tired, irritable or stressed out? Maybe Nature Rx is just the ticket.
Denali There’s no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they’ve supported you through your darkest times. A collaboration between Ben Knight, Skip Armstrong and Ben Moon.
Climbing Ice: The Iceland Trifecta Join award-winning photographer Tim Kemple and ice climbers Klemen Premrl and Rahel Schelb for an expedition to Icelands Vatnajkull Glacier to discover new ways to push the boundaries of climbing ice.
Salween Spring Travis Winn has been running rivers in China for 15 years. Hes explored first descents, but also watched rivers disappear behind dams. Now hes founded a rafting company to bring Chinese to see their rivers before theyre gone. Salween Spring is Traviss meditation on change, personal struggle, and kayaking along Chinas frontier.
Womens Speed Ascent Mayan Smith-Gobat and Libby Sauter knew that the women’s speed record for the ascent of The Nose on El Cap was theirs for the taking. Crushing the old record after just a few days of attempts, Mayan and Libby put their names in the record book of the infamous route in the Yosemite National Park.
Plus some additional surprises and award-winners!

Join the Sedona International Film Festival and film and adventure enthusiasts when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Sedona, at the Sedona Performing Arts Center (995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road) on Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour stop in Sedona is made possible by a generous grant from the Leo & Rhea Fay Fruhman Foundation.

Tickets are $20 general admission; $17 for film festival members and students. For tickets and information visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org or call 928-282-1177.

Screenings of The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Canada and the USA are presented by National Geographic and The North Face; sponsored by Deuter, Bergans of Norway, Icebreaker, Treksta, and Clif Bar & Company; with support from Petzl, Kicking Horse Coffee, World Expeditions, and The Lake Louise Ski Area, Mammut, and Banff Lake Louise Tourism.

Sedona Film Festival presents “Still Mine” and “The Look of Love” Aug. 13-16

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of “Still Mine” and “The Look of Love” showing Aug. 13-16 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

 

STILL MINE

 

In his first lead role after decades of playing supporting characters, James Cromwell gives a tour de force performance in “Still Mine” – an exquisitely crafted and deeply affecting love story about a couple in their twilight years.

 

Based on true events and laced with wry humor, “Still Mine” tells the heartfelt tale of Craig Morrison (Academy Award-nominee Cromwell), who comes up against the system when he sets out to build a more suitable house for his ailing wife Irene (Academy Award-nominee Genevieve Bujold). Although Morrison uses the same methods his father, an accomplished shipbuilder, taught him, times have changed. He quickly gets blindsided by local building codes and bureaucratic officials.

 

Married for six decades, Craig and Irene have raised seven children together and are still in love and very happy together, both physically and emotionally. But lately Irene’s health has begun to fade. As Irene becomes increasingly ill – and amidst a series of stop-work orders – Craig races to finish the house. Hauled into court and facing jail, Craig takes a final stance against all odds in a truly inspirational story.

 

“Still Mine” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Aug. 13-16. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

 

THE LOOK OF LOVE

THE LOOK OF LOVE: Michael Winterbottom's "The Look of Love" stars Steve Coogan in the true-life story of Paul Raymond - the man behind Soho's notorious Raymond Revue Bar and Men Only magazine. It is a modern day King Midas story, with Raymond acquiring fabulous wealth, but at the cost of losing the people who are closest to him.
THE LOOK OF LOVE: Michael Winterbottom’s “The Look of Love” stars Steve Coogan in the true-life story of Paul Raymond – the man behind Soho’s notorious Raymond Revue Bar and Men Only magazine. It is a modern day King Midas story, with Raymond acquiring fabulous wealth, but at the cost of losing the people who are closest to him.

Michael Winterbottom’s “The Look of Love” stars Steve Coogan in the true-life story of Paul Raymond – the man behind Soho’s notorious Raymond Revue Bar and Men Only magazine.

 

Paul Raymond began his professional life with an end of the pier mind-reading act. He soon realized that the audience were more interested in watching his beautiful assistance, and that they liked it even more if she was topless. He quickly became one of Britain’s leading nude revue producers.

 

In 1958 he opened his revue Bar in Soho, the heart of London’s West End. As it was a private club, the nudes were allowed to move. A huge success, it became the cornerstone of a Soho empire, prompting the Sunday Times in 1992 to crown him the richest man in Britain.

 

The film focuses on Raymond’s relationships with the three most important women in his life: his wife Jean (Anna Friel), his lover Fiona (Tamsin Egerton), and his daughter Debbie (Imogen Poots). Raymond appeared to have it all, but behind the glamour lay heartache. At the height of his wealth and influence, his life took a dramatic turn.

 

It is a modern day King Midas story, with Raymond acquiring fabulous wealth, but at the cost of losing the people who are closest to him.

 

“The Look of Love” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Aug. 13-16. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

 

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.

 

Exclusive Keb Mo live performance video from the Sedona International Film Festival

Now that the 2013 Sedona International Film Festival is over, here’s a Sedona.TV exclusive clip of three-time Grammy winner Keb Mo performing at the Sedona Performing Arts Center! The video features a full live performance of his song “Government Cheese”. We’ll be posting two more full songs in the next couple of days!

Film Festival presents Live from New York’s 92nd Street Y on Oct. 28

Julia Child
“On Julia Child at 100: An Appreciation” will be featured on “Live from NY’s 92nd St. Y” on Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre via a live simulcast. In this centennial year of Julia Child’s birth, Judith Jones, Laura Shapiro and Alexandra Leaf come together to celebrate America’s first lady of French food.
New York’s famous 92nd Street Y returns to Sedona on Sunday, Oct. 28 when the Sedona International Film Festival hosts the live simulcast of “On Julia Child at 100: An Appreciation” featuring Judith Jones, Laura Shapiro and Alexandra Leaf. The special simulcast event will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre, live as it is happening in New York.

In this centennial year of Julia Child’s birth, Judith Jones (vice president and senior editor at Alfred A. Knopf and editor of Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking) and Laura Shapiro (culinary historian and author of the prize-winning Julia Child biography) come together to celebrate America’s first lady of French food. Alexandra Leaf, a culinary historian and cookbook author, will also join in the conversation. This event is part of the Ruth Stanton Illustrious Women Series, supported by The Ruth Stanton Foundation.

Judith Jones is Senior Editor and Vice President at Alfred A. Knopf. She joined the company in 1957 as an editor working primarily on translations of French writers such as Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre. She had worked before that for Doubleday, first in New York and then in Paris, where she was responsible for reading and recommending The Diary of Anne Frank. In addition to her literary authors, she developed a list of first-rate cookbook writers including Julia Child. She published Ms. Child’s first book and was her editor ever after.

Laura Shapiro was a columnist at The Real Paper (Boston) before beginning a 16-year run at Newsweek, where she covered food, women’s issues and the arts and won several journalism awards. Her essays, reviews and features have also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Gourmet, Gastronomica, Slate and many other publications. She is a frequent speaker and panelist on culinary history, and contributed a regular column on a wide range of food topics to gourmet.com, the Gourmet magazine website.

Alexandra Leaf, author, lecturer and culinary historian, is a well-respected figure in New York food circles. Drawn to subjects that range from contemporary wedding cake trends to wine and chocolate pairings, Leaf brings a unique perspective to her work. She pioneered the teaching of culinary history at The New School University where she has been a guest instructor since 1996. Leaf is a former chair of the Culinary Historians of New York and she is on the board of The New York Food Museum.

Now in its tenth year, “Live from NY’s 92nd Street Y” brings the world’s most compelling people to over 50 cities across North America via a unique live, interactive satellite broadcast program. The Sedona Film Festival is the official host of program in Northern Arizona. Join some of the world’s most fascinating people for compelling and thought-provoking interactive discussions on the issues and events that affect our lives. Most of the programs provide opportunities for questions and answers with the presenters where participants from remote locations can ask questions as if they were in the New York audience.

Live from NY’s 92nd Street Y: “On Julia Child at 100: An Appreciation” will be shown live on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 4:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Billy and Cheryl Geffon.

Tickets are $15 (general admission) or $12.50 for Film Festival members and are available in advance at the festival office. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. Call 928.282.1177 for tickets and information or visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.com.

National Theatre of London is coming to Sedona June 30:

Film Festival hosts outrageous British comedy ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’

Play nominated for 7 Tony Awards debuts on big screen at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

 

The National Theatre of London comes to Sedona on Saturday, June 30 when the Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere of the outrageous British comedy “One Man, Two Guvnors” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. The play was nominated for 7 Tony Awards, including a win for Best Actor for James Corden. The comedy by Richard Bean is based on Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters”.

The National Theatre of London comes to Sedona on Saturday, June 30 when the Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere of the outrageous British comedy “One Man, Two Guvnors.” There will be one show at 2:00 p.m. at the festival’s new Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

 

“Think of it as getting fifth row orchestra seats to the best show on the London stage, right here in Sedona,” said festival director Patrick Schweiss. “This is the kick-off preview to the entire season of the National Theatre productions that we will carry in the coming year. We are excited to bring an event of this caliber to our city and our patrons.”

 

“One Man, Two Guvnors” was nominated for 7 Tony Awards, including a win for Best Actor for James Corden. Thecomedy by Richard Bean is based on Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters”.

James Corden stars as “Francis Henshall” (“one man”). Always-famished and easily-confused, Henshall agrees to work for a local gangster as well as a criminal in hiding (“two guvnors”), both of whom are linked in a tangled web of schemes and romantic associations — none of which Francis can keep straight. So he has to do everything in his power to keep his two guvnors from meeting.

 

“One Man, Two Guvnors” is, at its heart, a physical comedy. Falling trousers, flying fish heads, star-crossed lovers, cross-dressing mobsters and a fabulous on-stage band are just some of what awaits at the most deliriously funny new play in decades.

“One Man, Two Guvnors” is currently playing acclaimed productions in the West End and on Broadway where James Cordon was just awarded the Tony for Best Lead Actor in a Play.

 

Critics are raving about the play, calling it “the feel-good hit of the summer. An evening of riotous delight … I found myself physically incapable with laughter.” (Daily Telegraph)

“A triumph of visual and verbal comedy. One of the funniest productions in the National’s history.”(Guardian)
“Slapstick, satire and gags galore: a classic comedy hilariously updated.” (The Times)

 

“Sheer, joyous pandemonium. The moments of slapstick are so perfect, they’re choreographically beautiful as well as funny.” (Sunday Times)

 

“The single funniest production I’ve ever seen.”  (Mark Lawson, BBC Radio 4)

 

“One Man, Two Guvnors” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on one day only: Saturday, June 30 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 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.com.

‘We Have a Pope’ and ‘This Is Not a Film’ open at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

The award-winning Italian film “We Have a Pope” and the critically-acclaimed phenomenon “This Is Not a Film” premiere at the Sedona International Film Festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1. These screenings mark the Northern Arizona premieres of both films.

 

WE HAVE A POPE

 

In “We Have a Pope”, award-winning Italian director Nanni Moretti joins forces with the great French actor Michel Piccoli to tell the comedic and touching story of Melville, a cardinal who suddenly finds himself elected as the next Pope.  Never the front runner and completely caught off guard, he panics as he’s presented to the faithful in St. Peter’s Square.

 

To prevent a world-wide crisis, the Vatican’s spokesman calls in an unlikely psychiatrist — who is neither religious nor all that committed — to find out what is wrong with the new Pope. As the world nervously waits outside, inside the therapist tries to find a solution. But Cardinal Melville is adamant: he does not want the job, or at least needs time to think it over.

 

What follows is a marvelous insight into the concept of a human being existing behind the title of God’s representative on Earth.  “We Have a Pope” is the latest film by Moretti to make wonderful use of humor while dealing with serious issues and continue to showcase his deep humanism.

 

The Hollywood Reporter raves that “We Have a Pope” is “tender, funny and timely — full of inventive moments that show Moretti is one of the most creative filmmakers working in Italy.”

 

 

THIS IS NOT A FILM

 

“This Is Not a Film” is the best reviewed film of the year, garnering the highest ratings from every critic around the globe! It received the prestigious “100% Fresh” rating on rottentomatoes.com — the film industry site that rates films from both the critic and audience perspectives. The film is making headlines around the world and is a must for any independent film lover.

 

Acclaimed and renowned Iranian director, Jafar Panahi, received a 6-year prison sentence and a 20-year ban from filmmaking and conducting interviews with foreign press due to his open support of the opposition party in Iran’s 2009 election.  “This Is Not a Film” — shot partially on an iPhone and smuggled into France in a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes — depicts the day-to-day life of Panahi during his house arrest in his Tehran apartment.

 

While appealing his sentence – six years in prison and a 20 year ban from filmmaking – Panahi is seen talking to his family and lawyer on the phone, discussing his plight with Mirtahmasb and reflecting on the meaning of the art of filmmaking.

 

Since his detention in 2009, Panahi’s cause has won international support from the film community. World-renowned directors (including Joel and Ethan Coen, Francis Ford Coppola, Ang Lee, Michael Moore, Robert Redford, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and Oliver Stone, among many others) signed a letter of support calling for his release. In December, Sean Penn, Martin Scorsese, and distributor Harvey Weinstein, among others, signed an Amnesty International petition for him as well.

 

The New York Times gives “This Is Not A Film” its highest rating, saying “Jafar Panahi turns a highly personal video diary into a charged and expansive historical narrative” and calls the film “a masterpiece in a form that does not yet exist.”

Both films will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre May 29-June 1. Showtimes for “We Have a Pope” will be 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday; and 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. “This Is Not a Film” will show at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday; and 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

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.com.

 

Award-winning drama ‘Albert Nobbs’ debuts in film festival series March 6

Albert Nobbs posterThe Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona debut of the epic new drama “Albert Nobbs” on Tuesday, March 6 as part of the festival’s Tuesday Cinema Series. There will be two screenings of the film at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Sedona Six Theatres.

 

“Albert Nobbs” was nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Actress in a Leading Role for Glenn Close, Best Supporting Actress for Janet McTeer and Best Achievement in Makeup. The film also garnered three Golden Globe nominations — Best Actress and Supporting Actress and Best Original Song, which was co-written by Glenn Close.

 

Award-winning actress Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) plays a woman passing as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men’s clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making.

 

Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson and Brendan Gleeson join a prestigious, international cast that includes Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Janet McTeer, Brenda Fricker and Pauline Collins.

 

Rodrigo Garcia directs from a script that Glenn Close — along with prize-winning novelist John Banville and Gabriella Prekop — adapted from a short story by Irish author George Moore.

 

Glenn Close’s connection to the character of Albert Nobbs stretches back almost three decades to her 1982 performance in Simone Benmussa’s theatrical interpretation of the short story.

 

“I think that Albert is one of the truly great characters, and the story — for all its basic simplicity — has a strange emotional power,” said Close, whose turn in the Off-Broadway production prompted rave reviews and garnered the actress an Obie Award.

 

Even as Close’s career skyrocketed the character remained with her. “There’s something deeply affecting about Albert’s life,” the actress continues. “She never stopped continuing to move me. I became very busy in my career, but always thought that Albert’s story would make a wonderful movie.”

 

Close has worked continuously on story ideas across the intervening years, developing a passionate attachment to the character of Nobbs — a woman living in 19th century Britain, who has survived by disguising herself as a man and becoming a waiter. As the story begins, we find her working at Morrison’s, a reputable hotel in Dublin, where she has been for past 17 years.

 

“Albert doesn’t want to end up in the poorhouse,” explains Close. “At that time, Ireland was extremely poor. Around the corner from the hotel was abject poverty. She knows that without her job that’s where she could end up. And she knows anyone can get fired at any moment. There is a sense of fear among all the hotel workers.”

 

When the audience meets Albert, the character has played her role as a male servant in Morrison’s Hotel for so long that she has lost her own, true identity. “She doesn’t even know her real name,” Close says. “She was an illegitimate child, raised by a woman who was paid to take care of her and who never revealed Albert’s true identity. So Albert, who already didn’t know who she really was, disappeared into the guise of a waiter when she was fourteen years old.

When we meet her thirty years later, she is isolated and invisible, albeit an impeccable servant, having lived in hotels her whole life.”

 

“Through all these years of working on ‘Albert Nobbs’ I knew that there was humor in it, even if other people didn’t see it,” said Close. “It’s not leaping off the page – it’s not that kind of humor. It comes through the character and nuance and situation. I knew when people saw all these characters together that it is really fun. There are some beautiful moments.”

 

The title sponsor for this film premiere event is the Arizona Psychoanalytic Society, a local chapter of APA, Division 39.  The series is also made possible by a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts, the Sedona Community Foundation and the City of Sedona.

 

“Albert Nobbs” will be shown at Harkins Sedona Six Theatres on Tuesday, March 6 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members, and will be available starting at 3:00 p.m. that day in the Harkins lobby. Cash or checks only. Film Sedona members can purchase tickets in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office, 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, Suite A3, or by calling 282-1177. For more information, visit:www.SedonaFilmFestival.com.

 

Film Festival welcomes legendary actress and dancer Jane Powell for screening of ‘Seven Brides’ tonight!

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to welcome legendary actress and dancer Jane Powell to town for a special screening of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Turner Classic Movies host, Robert Osborne, will be hosting the film and conducting a live Q&A discussion with Ms. Powell following the screening. Showtime will be 7:00 p.m. at the Sedona Performing Arts Center at Red Rock High School. This is part of the film festival’s “Living Legends” series.

“This is a big coup for Sedona and for anyone who is a Jane Powell and ‘Seven Brides’ fan,” said Patrick Schweiss, festival director. “To get to experience this film the way it was meant to be seen — on the big screen — and then get to meet Ms. Powell herself and enjoy a Q&A with classic movie master Robert Osborne goes beyond description.”

Tickets are now on sale and can be reserved in advance by calling 282-1177.

“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, in 1955. It won the Oscar for Best Musical Score and won the hearts of movie lovers around the world. It has become one of the most endearing classic movie treasures and a timeless favorite of audiences for the past 55 years.

Adam Pontipee (Howard Keel), the eldest of seven brothers, comes to town to trade and announces to the shopkeepers that he is in the market for a wife. He quickly becomes enamored of Milly (Jane Powell), a pretty, hard-working young woman who cooks for the local boardinghouse. Explaining that the responsibilities of running a farm do not allow for a lengthy courtship, Adam proposes to Milly that same day, and they are married right away. They return to his backwoods home. Only then does she discover his six brothers — all living in his cabin.

Milly sets out to reform the uncouth siblings, who are anxious to get wives of their own. Then, after reading about the Roman capture of the Sabine women, Adam develops an inspired solution to his brothers’ loneliness: kidnap the women they want!

The legendary Jane Powell — a pert, petite musical film star of the late 1940s and 50s — began in films in 1944 after hosting her own radio show from the age of 11. Soon, she was at MGM as a perk teen in “A Date With Judy” (1948) and “Nancy Goes to Rio” (1950). With her chirpy girl-next-door charm and operatic singing voice, Powell was in some ways a successor to Deanna Durbin, who retired in 1948. She hit her stride in the early 1950s in such musical classics as Stanley Donen’s “Royal Wedding” (1951) — replacing the ailing Judy Garland — and as the lead in Donen’s “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers” (1954). Powell’s last film at MGM was “Hit the Deck” in 1955 and her last starring film to date was “Enchanted Island” (1958).

Ms. Powell kept busy during the late 50s and early 60s on TV, including a remake of the Vincente Minnelli musical, “Meet Me in St. Louis” (1959). She made a stage comeback when she replaced Debbie Reynolds on Broadway in the 1973 revival of the musical “Irene.”

Looking wonderful in her later years, Ms. Powell was a relaxed guest on interview specials recalling the MGM of old and was most welcome hosting a series airing classic movie musicals on PBS. In 2009 she toured with Robert Osborne and Michael Feinstein and a host of other leading ladies in a show which celebrated MGM movie musicals.

“Now, Mr. Osborne is poised to bring his dear friend and Hollywood legend Jane Powell to Sedona for the enjoyment of our audiences,” added Schweiss. “It is Hollywood movie magic at its finest … live, right here in Sedona … and in our brand new performing arts center!”

The title sponsor of this special event is Marion Herrman, one of the founders of the film festival and lifetime board members. The lodging host sponsor is L’Auberge de Sedona Resort. Additional support is provided by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Sedona and the Sedona Community Foundation.

“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” will be shown at the Sedona Performing Arts Center at Red Rock High School on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 each or $9 for Film Sedona members. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office, 1785 W. Hwy. 89A, Suite 2B, or by calling 928.282.1177.

For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.com.