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Stand-up comedian Jimmie Walker to appear live onstage at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Aug. 22-24

Award-winning, world-renowned television star and comedian Jimmie Walker brings brings his Dyn-O-Mite stand-up comedy show to Sedona when he performs live on the Goldenstein Stage at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. His catch phrase "Dyn-o-mite!" is part of the modern vernacular, and he became such a major celebrity in the 1970's that Time Magazine named him "Comedian of the Decade".
Award-winning, world-renowned television star and comedian Jimmie Walker brings brings his Dyn-O-Mite stand-up comedy show to Sedona when he performs live on the Goldenstein Stage at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. His catch phrase “Dyn-o-mite!” is part of the modern vernacular, and he became such a major celebrity in the 1970’s that Time Magazine named him “Comedian of the Decade”.
Award-winning, world-renowned television star and comedian Jimmie Walker brings brings his Dyn-O-Mite stand-up comedy show to Sedona when he performs live on the Goldenstein Stage at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. There will be three performances Aug. 22-24, presented by the Sedona International Film Festival.

Rising from the streets of New York’s ghettos to television superstardom, Jimmie Walker personifies the great American success story. His catch phrase “Dyn-o-mite!” is part of the modern vernacular, and he became such a major celebrity in the 1970’s that Time Magazine named him “Comedian of the Decade.

Born in 1947, Jimmie was on stage at the African Room in Manhattan by 1969 along with a few other up and coming talents, including Bette Midler, David Brenner and Steve Landesberg. Brenner was the first to get his big break and then helped Walker and the others, moving them all to Budd Friedman’s Improv in New York where they occasionally got some valuable stage time. To top it all off, Walker spent a year as the youngest MC in the history of the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem.

In those early days, doing “The Tonight Show” was a direct line to the Big Time. Jimmie’s first guest shot was successful beyond anyone’s expectations. Dan Rowan, who had seen the show, immediately flew Jimmie to Los Angeles to guest on a “Laugh In” special. That was followed by a second guest spot on “Jack Paar”, and a contract with CBS to perform each week as the audience warm-up for the sitcom “Carlucci’s Department.”

Spotted by the casting director for Norman Lear of “All in the Family” fame, Jimmie accepted a part in Lear’s new urban-styled comedy series, “Good Times.” The role of the broadly strutting, wisecracking J.J. Evans would launch him into television superstardom. “Dyn-o-mite!” was the phrase that made him famous nationwide. As “Good Times” enjoyed a six year run, Walker’s fame grew exponentially. He was the first winner of the NAACP Image Award, and won a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Even with his demanding television schedule, Jimmie continued to appear as the headliner at top comedy clubs, including the world famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles. His joke writing team included a young David Letterman, Jay Leno and Byron Allen.

Walker’s television work would lead to movie roles, like boxer Bootney Farnsworth in “Let’s Do it Again,” co-starring with entertainment luminaries Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby. Jimmie also released a smash comedy album, “Dyn-o-mite!” that went gold. When “Good Times” ended in 1979, Aaron Spelling offered Walker a starring role in the short-lived “B.A.D. Cats” and returned to cast him again in 1983 in “At Ease”, an ABC series about a bunch of United States Army misfits. He also landed choice roles in films like “Airplane!” and “Airport ’79”, and was a regular on television shows like “The Love Boat” and “Fantasy Island”. In recent years he’s made scene-stealing appearances on “The George Lopez Show”, “Everybody Hates Chris” with Chris Rock, and “Scrubs”.

But despite all Jimmie’s success on the big and small screens, stand-up comedy remains his first love. Walker currently tours the country 35 to 45 weeks a year performing live, and guesting on game shows and late night television. In his spare time he writes scripts for TV and movies, and continues to enjoy a comedy career now approaching five decades.

There will be three performances of Jimmie Walkers comedy show Aug. 22-24. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22 and 23; and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Aug. 24. Tickets are $20 general admission and $17 for Film Festival members and students. All tickets include a meet-and-greet with Jimmie Walker in the lobby after the show.

Visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org for tickets and performance information or call 928-282-1177. Both the Sedona International Film Festival Office and the Mary D. Fisher Theatre are located at 2030 W. SR 89A in West Sedona.

National Theatre celebrates 50 years with star-studded event on Nov. 22

National Theatre: War Horse
National Theatre: War Horse
The National Theatre of London celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a star-studded event featuring the “who’s who” of British theatre from stage and screen, on Friday, Nov. 22. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere of the gala celebration at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre. There will be two shows at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the National Theatre of Great Britain presents “National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage”, bringing together the best British actors for a unique evening of unforgettable performances, broadcast from London to cinemas around the world, including the Mary D. Fisher Theatre here in Sedona.

A cast of 100 will perform live on stage in this once-in-a-lifetime event, directed by the National Theatre’s current Director Nicholas Hytner, including award-winning actors Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Benedict Cumberbatch, Roger Allam, Simon Russell Beale, Frances de la Tour, Christopher Eccleston, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Alex Jennings, Rory Kinnear, Adrian Lester, Anna Maxwell Martin, Andrew Scott, Penelope Wilton, and many more.

Covering iconic productions from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead to The History Boys, from Antony and Cleopatra to Angels in America, from Guys and Dolls to London Road, this will be a thrilling evening of live performance and rare glimpses from the archive, bringing the history of the National Theatre to Sedona for one special evening.

“National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Friday, Nov. 22 at 4:00 and 7:00 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 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 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.

Film Festival hosts Ballet in Cinema: “Esmeralda” on Jan. 14

Renowned production from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet debuts on the big screen at Fisher TheatreEsmerelda ballet

The Sedona International Film Festival presents Ballet in Cinema on Monday, Jan. 14 when it hosts the big screen premiere of “Esmeralda” from the famed Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. There will be one show at 4:00 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Victor Hugo’s tale of love and loyalty triumphing over corruption springs to life in “Esmeralda”, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa, with a new version by Yuri Burklava and Vasily Medvedev. “Esmeralda” stars Denis Savin, Ruslan Skvortsov and Maria Alexandrova, who “infuses her perfectly shaped classical style with contemporary energy” (The New York Times).

Poet Gringoire, sentenced to be hanged, is saved by beautiful Esmeralda who agrees to marry him. Archdeacon Frollo, torn between his love for God and his obsession for the gypsy girl, sends his henchman Quasimodo to capture her. Esmeralda is rescued by Phoebus, the captain of the guard, who gives her his scarf as a souvenir. Later, alone, Esmeralda, starts dreaming about the handsome captain.

Choreographer Marius Petipa (France 1818 – 1910) is considered to be the most influential ballet master and choreographer of ballet in history. Noted for his long career as Premier Maître de Ballet of the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatres (1871-1903), Petipa created over fifty ballets and revived a substantial number of works by other Ballet Masters. Most of his choreographies are cornerstones within the classical ballet repertory. Yuri Burlaka — admitted into the Moscow Ballet School in 1986 — became first soloist of the Russian Ballet Company on the same year. After many successful productions (such as Le Corsaire which he created with Alexei Ratmansky in 2007), he became artistic director of the Bolshoi Theatre in 2009. Vasily Medvedev — A graduate of the Vaganova Ballet Academy of St. Petersburg — has worked with many theaters across the world both as a dancer and/or choreographer. He has been a member of the International Dance Committee (UNESCO) since 2007 and the artistic director of International Dance Festival “Dance Open”.

“Esmeralda” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on one day only: Monday, Jan. 14 at 4:00 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.org.

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.

12th Annual ZGI Shorts Film Festival: May 25-27, 2012

Hard Luck promo still
12th Annual ZGI Shorts Film Festival May 25027, 2012. Over 30 short films and two features will be screened. Filmmakers will be on-hand for Q&A, following screenings.

The Zaki Gordon Institute for Independent Filmmaking (ZGI) is proud to announce the 12th annual ZGI Shorts Film Festival, May 25th to May 27th 2012. Over 30 films will be screened!  Saturday and Sunday will be filled with screenings of student shorts, High School Film Competition winners, Alumni films and ZGI Award winners from the Class of 2011.

Dan Gordon’s Screenwriting Awards will be presented Saturday evening, followed by a special feature film presentation. Cinephile’s will be treated to a Q&A with the filmmaker, after the movie.

For more information: zgi-yc.com/film-festival/

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

• Career & Gear Fair, May 25 from 5:30 – 9:00 pm All Events at 4215 Arts Village Dr., Sedona. Check out internships, explore film equipment, watch demos & win raffle prizes!

• Film Screenings, May 26 & 27 Saturday, 10am -5pm // Sunday, 10am -5pm

• Reel Café – Food, Beverages & Popcorn, May 26 & 27 Saturday, 9:30am -6pm // Sunday, 9:30am -3pm // hosted by Westside Deli

• “Bullied to Silence” followed by Q&A with filmmaker Sunday, May 27 @ 10:00am

• Screenwriting Awards & Director’s Pick Feature Saturday, May 26 @ 5:30pm

• Awards Ceremony & Raffle Drawing Sunday, May 27 @ 5:30pm

• Wrap Party & BBQ Sunday, May 27 @ 6:30pm

‘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.

 

See “Sedona: The Motion Picture” at the 2011 Sedona Film Festival!

Film Festival Passes are
NOW ON SALE and
Festival Films announced!

The Sedona Film Festival… The GREATEST celebration of the BEST in independent film from around the world: Feb. 20-27, 2011. From features to shorts, documentaries to animation and foreign films to student films, you will be treated to a cinephile’s dream … one full week and more than 145 films!

A highlight of this year’s festival will be the locally produced “Sedona: The Motion Picture“. The 17th Annual Sedona International Film Festival kicks off with an advance, red-carpet, preview screening on Saturday, Feb. 19 at the new Sedona Performing Arts Center at Red Rock High School, complete with musical performances, the film, Q&A with the cast and crew and a reception.


Sedona: The Motion Picture

USA | 2010 | 90 min

Narrative Feature

Director/Writer: Tommy Stovall

Producers: Tommy Stovall, Marc Sterling

Cast: Frances Fisher, Seth Peterson, Beth Grant, Christopher Atkins, Trevor Sterling Stovall, Rand Schwenke, Matthew J. Williamson, Kylee Cochran, Tatanka Means, Lin Shaye, Barry Corbin, Robert Shields, Rachel Reenstra

Two inspiring stories of self-discovery intertwine over a day in mystical Sedona. One follows successful advertising executive Tammy on her birthday as she drives from Portland to Phoenix to land the biggest client of her career. A wrong turn gets her lost and takes her into Sedona by mistake. Across town, uptight lawyer Scott, vacationing with his partner Eddie and their two young sons, embarks on a family day hike in the forest among the majestic red rocks. They experience an unexpected frightening adventure out on the hiking trails. The ensuing circumstances send Scott into a profound life-changing journey that forces him to examine his priorities and determine what’s truly important in life. Meanwhile, Tammy unwittingly begins a spiritual transformation of her own as she encounters an array of quirky locals, each affecting her in different meaningful ways. A string of bizarre coincidences spirals her out of control. Letting her guard down, she confronts the implausible possibility that she was brought here for a greater purpose. Maybe that wrong turn into mystical Sedona was the right way to go.

Sat 19 Feb | 7pm | Prog 001 Sedona Performing Arts Center Mon 21 Feb | 5pm | Prog 013 Sedona Performing Arts Center Sun 27 Feb | 9:10am | Prog 163 Harkins Sedona 6 Theatre 2 Total Running Time: 1:30:00

For more information or to buy tickets, visit sedonafilmfestival.com

Sedona Int'l Film Fest – "Ones to Watch" – Pt I

It’s Film Fest time and the hardest part of making it through this “grueling” week of non-stop films is picking the right films to watch.

Decisions, decisions! If only we could see them all!

As an FYI, films in the prime evening slots around 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. are usually the “must-sees” on the Film Fest Director and Screeners’ lists. They are also usually the first to sell out so if you want to see one, go to http://www.sedonafilmfestival.com/ and get your tickets now.

For those who like a well-rounded meal of film “soulfood” a healthy mix of daytime and evening films might satisfy your cravings. We’ve combined a list of film descriptions and trailers to help you decide which of the films will make your must-see list.

Don’t forget to take time to come up for air in between films – for a list of things to see & do between films scroll down to the next post. Also, if you’re in Sedona this week, be sure to tune into RED ROCK TV CHANNEL 16 anytime day or night for our Virtual Tour of What to See & Do in Sedona! Or visit www.sedona.tv to view our online video portal to Sedona with over 100 videos.

New York Lately
Harkins 5 Saturday, February 28, 2009 – 7:30 PM

The movie trailer for New York Lately hints at a complex intertwining of relationships and the ever present pursuit of happiness. See for yourself!

New York Lately is a feature film drama following multiple characters as they weave through their daily lives struggling to find happiness. However, happiness to each of them is defined differently. The effect is a sprawling mosaic of New york City and its everyday people, living everday lives.


Buddha’s Lost Children
Harkins 6 Saturday, February 28, 2009 – 11:35 AM

The movie trailer on YouTube has been viewed worldwide over 27,000 times – that’s gotta say somethin’!

Buddha’s Lost Children covers a year in the life of a small roving monastic community in northern Thailand. The film is more than just a portrait of a monk and his novices, touching on larger, more universal themes. One particular goal was to explore the nature of compassion, and what it actually means. The film is also a ‘coming of age’ story, and looks to capture the struggle of youth coming to knowledge of itself.


Lord, Save Us From Your Followers
Sedona Red Rock H.S. Saturday, February 28, 2009 – 8:00 PM

Though nine out of ten Americans claim a belief in God, public expression of faith is more contentious than ever. Even as discussion of religion floods the media like never before, the rhetoric is divisive and hyper. Lord, Save Us From Your Followers is an energetic, accessible documentary that explores the collision of faith and culture in America. In the tradition of “entertaining documentaries” like Super Size Me, Bowling For Columbine and What the Bleep Do We Know?, Lord, Save Us From Your Followers, employs the language of pop culture to create a provocative, funny and redemptive viewing experience.


The Garden
Harkins 1 Tuesday, February 24, 2009 – 3:15 PM
Nominated for an Academy Award® for “Best Documentary, Features”

From the ashes of the Los Angeles riots arose a lush, 14-acre community garden, the largest of its kind in the United States. South Central Farmers have created a miracle in one of the country’s most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community. Now bulldozers threaten its future. The Garden is an unflinching look at the struggle between these urban farmers and the City of Los Angeles and a powerful developer who want to evict them and build warehouses.


We’ll keep you up to date this week on more films that are the “ones to watch”! Check back often!

Remember, enjoy the show and Sedona, too!