Encore of award-winning Judi Dench film on the big screen at Fisher Theatre on April 1
Sedona AZ (March 23, 2017) – “Mrs. Henderson Presents” — starring Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins — returns to Sedona on Saturday, April 1 when the Sedona International Film Festival celebrates the 5-year anniversary of its Mary D. Fisher Theatre. There will be two shows at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. All tickets are only $5 each in honor of this special 5-year anniversary celebration.
“We are honored to bring back one of the films that really launched our film festival to the celebration it is today,” said festival director Patrick Schweiss. “This special encore is our way of saying thank you to all of Sedona and the Verde Valley for supporting our theatre, our festival and all of our events.”
“Mrs. Henderson Presents” was nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Judi Dench and Best Costume Design.
The film is inspired by true events.
London, 1937. Mrs. Laura Henderson (Judi Dench), a woman of wealth and connections, has just buried her beloved husband. And now she’s bored. At 69, she is far too energetic and vital to fade into gentle widowhood. What she needs, says her friend Lady Conway, is a hobby. Collecting diamonds, perhaps? Or doing charitable works? But, to the shock of her friends she instead buys a theatre — the Windmill Theatre in the heart of Soho.
She knows nothing about running it, so she hires a manager: enter Vivian Van Damm (Bob Hoskins). Their love-hate relationship sparks fireworks — and historic innovations in British theatre.
Van Damm’s idea is “Revuedeville” or non-stop entertainment. It is a first, and the Windmill is packed – until other theatres copy it. Then it’s Laura’s turn to devise another first — put naked girls on stage!
But as the bombing of London begins, the government threatens to close the theatre. Mrs. Henderson’s fighting spirit is revealed — and so is the secret that drew her to the Windmill in the first place.
“Mrs. Henderson Presents” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Saturday, April 1 at 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. All tickets are only $5 for this special 5-year anniversary celebration. 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.