Free Labor Day Weekend event in Sedona!

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Moonlight Madness Street Festival & Sidewalk Sale in Sedona Main Street District

Saturday September 1st from Noon to 9 pm

Activities, street performers, entertainment, artist demos, live music and sidewalk sales!

Some entertainment, live music and sidewalk sales continue through Monday, Sept. 3

Details at www.sedonamainstreet.com; Event programs at festival (while supplies last).

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.

 

Korean Dignitary To Attend Sedona Korean War Memorial Celebration

US flag in Korea

The “South Korean Minister of Veterans Affairs” from Seoul, Korea, will attend a June 14th celebration hosted by Sedona’s Korean-American Association to celebrate 60 years’ friendship and gratitude since the cease-fire of the Korean Conflict. Local area veterans are invited to join the delegation at a 10am at Sedona Military Service Park, at the intersection of State Route 89A and Northview Drive. There will be a short musical performance and Korean War photo exhibition, followed at 12pm with a complimentary lunch at the Sedona Meditation Center, 340 Jordan Rd. Sedona, to which all area veterans in cap or uniform are invited.
Sedona Korean-American Association has worked with the Sedona Marine Corps League to create the Sedona Military Service Park. This project was dedicated to the men and women who have honorably served their country during times of peace and war.
Sixty years have passed since the cannons ceased in the Korean War. According to Korean culture, 60 years has special meanings associated with the blessings of longevity and wisdom. Banya Lim, president of the Sedona Korean-American Association said, “We believe this applies to the relationship between South Korea and the United States, too. Underlying the purpose of the Sedona Korean-American Association is the Korean people’s appreciation for the years of continuous friendship and support from the United States.” She also added, “The importance of the strong ties between Korea and the U.S. is highlighted by the recent military tension on the Korean Peninsula.”
That was the spirit that moved Korean-American Association to participate in the Sedona Military Service Park Project. According to Lim, “we wanted to demonstrate and establish a good example of how this tie can be strengthened by voluntary activities in a local community.”
Please RSVP luncheon attendance by calling 928.282.3600.

Film Festival and Arts Center host EXHIBITION: ‘Manet’ on Screen May 19

Manet painting of The Railway
Manet – The Railway

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to partner with the Sedona Arts Center to present EXHIBITION: Art on Screen on Sunday, May 19 when it hosts the big screen premiere of the work of renowned artist Edouard Manet. There will be one show at 2:00 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

From the people who brought live Metropolitan Opera performances to a movie theater near you comes the next big-screen cultural attraction: museum art exhibits from around the world. Art critics and film critics from all around the world are raving. “EXHIBITION” is a new theatrical series of events, bringing the world’s greatest art exhibitions to cinema screens worldwide. “EXHIBITION” will feature the world’s foremost upcoming art exhibitions, creatively captured especially for the big screen. Each Event Film – hosted by art historian Tim Marlow – will go beyond the gallery with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

The “EXHIBITION” series begins with a career-encompassing collection of the works of Edouard Manet on exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.

The eagerly awaited exhibition, “Manet: Portraying Life” has been captured for cinema screens worldwide. This is the first ever major exhibition in the UK devoted to the portraiture of Edouard Manet, spanning his entire career. The exhibition will bring together great works from across Europe, Asia and the USA.

The show features about 50 portraits and related works by Manet, the 19th-century French realist who is considered “the father of modern painting.” It is the largest Manet show ever staged in Britain and the first to concentrate on his portraits. Manet redefined portraiture by depicting his friends and relatives wearing contemporary dress and engaged in everyday activities with a new painterly immediacy. He gave their expressions and poses both a fleeting freshness and a sobering sense of isolation, even of enigma, that feel modern. He also blurred portraiture with other traditional art categories, like genre painting, still life and history painting, achieving new hybrids.

Cinemagoers will see exclusive behind-the-scenes moments of the Royal Academy’s exhibition preparation – moments usually hidden from view — and experience a detailed, superbly crafted biography of Manet and 19th century Paris. Host Tim Marlow along with expert guests examine the work of one of the all-time great artists.

EXHIBITION: “Manet: Portraying Life” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on one day only: Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival or Sedona Arts Center 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.org.

Marketplace Cafe’s “Acts of Kindness” event to benefit Yavapai Food Council

Friday, April 26th, 6:00 to 10:00 PM

The idea that inspired this 2013 Focus on “Acts of Kindness” has already resulted in over $6,000 for Big Park Community School. Marketplace Cafe has chosen Yavapai Food Council as the designated charity for its second community event on April 26th. Previously named the Verde Food Council, this expanded organization is now addressing the hunger issue across Yavapai County. Most of us have no idea how serious the issue of hunger is in our community. It isn’t obvious, and so it can easily be ignored.
On April 26th, you will learn how the community is already responding to the hunger issue and how you can become involved by demonstrating compassion for those who are experiencing hunger through your own acts of kindness.

At the Marketplace Café on Friday the 26th of April, there will be performances by seven outstanding local musicians, who are donating their time and talent to help with this fundraising event.

 

chris jamison
Chris Jamison

6:00 – 6:30 pm: Chris Jamison

 

6:45 – 7:45 pm: Robin Dean Salmon and Chris Robin

 

8:00 – 8:45 pm: Diversity – Rene’e and Tim Claybon

 

9:00 – 10:00 pm: Michelle Williams and Alan Standingbear

Michelle Williams and Alan Standingbear
Michelle Williams and Alan Standingbear

They will provide a musical concert for which you would pay more than $26 to experience in any other venue. A $26 cover charge is requested as a ticket for admission. The entire $26 fee will be donated to Yavapai Food Council. Some of the benefits for those in attendance will include surprise gifts to be distributed to those who participates in the event, $2.60 well drinks, house wine and beer for the entire evening and “Kindness Charms” created by the Women of Sedona that will be randomly placed on the tables. Perhaps you will be one of the lucky individuals who will be found by the “Kindness Charms” and have the opportunity to pass them on.
Throughout the evening you will have the ability to simply sit and enjoy the music or get up and dance the night away. It will be a
celebration of life! Take action and join us for this second “Acts of Kindness” event. The first 26 people to make reservations will receive a free calendar called “Reflections”, a gift from Beverly Copen and Pat Brazil, with twelve beautiful photographs suitable for framing, plus a copy of Ken Rouse’s book, “Putting Money In Its Place.”

 

Friday, April 26th, 6:00 to 10:00 PM

Plan now to be a part of this second “Acts of Kindness” Event.
Make your reservations now!
Marketplace Café – 928-284-5478

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!

‘Cheerful Weather for the Wedding’ and ‘Sister’ premiere Jan. 16-18

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of “Cheerful Weather for the Wedding” and “Sister” at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Both films will show Jan. 16-18 at the festival’s arthouse theatre venue in West Sedona.

CHEERFUL WEATHER FOR THE WEDDING

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding promo still
The delightful British comedy/drama “Cheerful Weather for the Wedding” takes place in England, 1932. Dolly Thatcham is getting married today, and nothing has been left to chance. Her widowed mother has everything under control — or so she thinks — apart from the weather, which is far from settled.
The delightful British comedy/drama “Cheerful Weather for the Wedding” — starring Felicity Jones, Elizabeth McGovern and Luke Treadaway — takes place in England, 1932.

Dolly Thatcham is getting married today, and nothing has been left to chance. Her widowed mother has everything under control — or so she thinks — apart from the weather, which is far from settled. Dolly is holed up in the bathroom feeling sick with nerves, and from downstairs comes the ever growing racket of pre-wedding chaos.

Dolly’s family is arriving at the manor house with all the cheerfulness, chaos and grievances that bubble to the surface at such gatherings. Trouble soon appears in the shape of Joseph, Dolly’s lover from the previous summer, who throws her feelings into turmoil.

And that is just the beginning of the wedding day chaos. With the wedding ring missing, the bride having doubts, the groom getting anxious and the clock ticking, the family members are at each other’s throats and the mother-of-the-bride is at the end of her tether.

Dolly’s mother will not allow her carefully laid plans for her daughter’s future to be threatened, and as the clock ticks the bride can’t decide whether to run away with Joseph or start a new life in Argentina with her husband-to-be. As the clock chimes to two, the bride descends the stairs where her car, the vicar, her former lover and her destiny await.

SISTER

Critics and audiences are raving about the award-winning French Film “Sister”, which garnered the Silver Bear Award at its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival.

Simon lives with his older sister in a housing complex below a luxury Swiss ski resort. With his sister drifting in and out of jobs and relationships, twelve-year-old Simon takes on the responsibility of providing for the two of them. Every day, he takes the lift up to the opulent ski world above, stealing equipment from rich tourists to resell to the local kids down in the valley. He is able to keep their little family afloat with his small-time hustles and his sister is thankful for the money he brings in. But, when Simon partners with a crooked British seasonal worker, he begins to lose his boundaries, affecting his relationship with his sister and plummeting him into dangerous territory.

“ ‘Sister’ tells the story of child who wants to go up in the world — in every sense of the term,” said director Ursula Meier. “He’s seeking physical, social and financial elevation. While the world down below is nothing but desolation, mud and fog – both literally and symbolically – up top is a garden of delights: sun, immaculate snow, money, flashiness.”

“Simon feels important up there, whilst remaining anonymous behind his stolen ski goggles. It’s as if he is on stage in a theatre: he has a role, inventing a life for himself with rich parents, in the limelight, wearing a costume. Down below, Simon has a minor role, which he accepts without complaint, understanding that it’s better to have a small role alongside Louise than no role at all.”

Both films will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Jan. 16-18. Showtimes for “Cheerful Weather For The Wedding” will be 7 p.m. on Wednesday and 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. “Sister” will show at 4 p.m. on Wednesday and 7 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.

Dover Quartet performs for Chamber Music Sedona

Dover String Quartet
Joel Link, violin ~ Camden Shaw, cello ~ Bryan Lee, violin ~ Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola

Cellist Norman Fischer
Cellist Norman Fischer
Chamber Music Sedona proudly presents
The Dover String Quartet with cellist Norman Fischer
“Music making that can only be described as astonishing.” –The Birmingham News

Sunday, January 13, 2013 @ 2:30pm
“The Austro-German Masters”

St. John Vianney Church
180 St. John Vianney Lane, Sedona ,AZ

Performing
Quartet No. 4 in C Minor Opus 18, No. 4
by Ludwig van Beethoven;

Five Movements Opus 5
by Anton Webern; and

Quintet in C Major (D. 956, Opus posth. 163)
by Franz Schubert with cellist Norman Fischer

PRE-CONCERT TALK
1:15-1:55pm
With Edward Ingraham

TICKETS
$40 reserved, $19 general admission
$10 students with full time ID

Available on line at
www.chambermusicsedona.org

and in
Sedona at Bashas’ and Rycus’ Corners-VOC
Cottonwood at Planet Video & Music
Flagstaff at Arizona Music Pro and Cedar Music

For additional information call 928.204.2415 or visit
www.ChamberMusicSedona.org

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