Sedona Film Festival presents award-winning new action film and a festival encore
Sedona AZ (April 14, 2013) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a special Earth Day film celebration featuring the Northern Arizona premiere of “Where the Trail Ends” (award-winning new outdoor adventure film) and a festival encore of “Bidder 70” (including a live simulcast Q&A with the subject of the film). Both films will show one time only on Earth Day: Monday, April 22 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS
“Where the Trail Ends” is a film following the world’s top free-ride mountain bikers as they search for un-ridden terrain around the globe, ultimately shaping the future of big mountain free riding. This unparalleled story documents man’s challenge of mother nature and himself showcased through a cast of colorful characters. This is the most progressive and ambitious mountain biking ever attempted resulting in an entertainment adventure unlike anything experienced before.
Featured Athletes include:
Darren Berrecloth: Singlehandedly responsible for the modern state of freeriding, Berrecloth introduced BMX-styled tricks into big mountain freeriding, has competed in every major event in the game, and continues to blaze a new path wherever he goes. Cameron Zink: Zink’s trademark 360 and fierce determination have allowed him to win every major competition in freeride, including Crankworx Slopestyle and Red Bull Rampage. “Where The Trail Ends” bears witness to Zink’s dominance, ferocity and style. Kurt Sorge: Sorge has stood on the podiums at Red Bull Rampage and Chatel Mountain Style. In “Where The Trail Ends”, he takes these skills to terrain that has never seen tire marks. Andreu Lacondeguy: One of the best dirt jumpers on the planet, Lacondeguy’s famous for the double backflip he landed in front of a crowd of 20,000 at Whistler’s Crankworx.
“Where the Trail Ends” will show at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 22.
“Bidder 70” — which won the Directors’ Choice Award for Best Environmental Film at the recent Sedona Film Festival — returns by popular demand for one night only on Earth Day. The Mary D. Fisher Theatre joins 100 cinemas across the country for this special one-night-only event that will feature a simulcast Skype Q&A with the subject of the film immediately following the screening.
On December 19, 2008, Tim DeChristopher — as Bidder #70 — derailed the Bush Administration’s last minute, widely disputed federal BLM Oil and Gas lease auction, effectively safeguarding thousands of acres of pristine Utah land surrounding Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and Dinosaur National Monument. Tim bid $1.8 million and won 22,000 pristine acres surrounding Utah’s National Parks. He had no intention to pay or drill. The problem is he had no money! For his disruption of the illegitimate auction, DeChristopher was indicted and convicted on two federal felonies. He just served two years in prison for his actions.
DeChristopher’s profoundly effective act of civil disobedience has drawn national attention to America’s energy policy and criticism to the BLMs management of public lands. Refusing to compromise his principles and rejecting numerous plea offers by the prosecution, DeChristopher is willing to sacrifice his own future to bring this vitally important issue to our national attention. A personal portrait, “Bidder 70” illuminates how the choices we make determine our future and the world we live in.
DeChristopher will be released from prison on Sunday, April 21. At this special screening of the film and live, Skyped Q&A, he breaks his silence and talks about this for the first time since his trial. Sedona audiences get to join 10 cinemas across the country for what promises to be an emotional and powerful event.
“Bidder 70” will show at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 22 followed by the simulcast Q&A.
Tickets for each show 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.