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.
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
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.