July 18-23: Acclaimed new independent films make Sedona stop at Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (July 11, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “A Long Way Down” (starring Pierce Brosnan) and the encore of “Song of the New Earth” (by popular demand) showing July 18-23 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
A LONG WAY DOWN
Based on the acclaimed novel by Nick Hornby, “A Long Way Down” stars Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots as four strangers who happen to meet on the roof of a London building on New Year’s Eve each with the intent of committing suicide. Their plans for death in solitude are ruined so they mutually agree to call off their plans for six weeks, forming an unconventional, dysfunctional family and searching together for the reasons to keep on living.
A comic tale tackling the twin taboo subjects of suicide and depression? It may sound like risky terrain for best-selling author Nick Hornby to tread, but he tackled it sensitively and successfully in his funny, sad and strikingly humane novel A Long Way Down. Hornby’s audacious story mines the hearts and psyches of four lost souls who meet atop a London tower. Moving between each of the four voices, Hornby recounts the quartet’s misadventures as they agree to suspend their plans temporarily, forge a dysfunctional family unit and opt to give living one more chance.
“A Long Way Down” is a movie that delivers a positive message of hope, while being funny, unpredictable and with complex characters that are really interesting to follow. It’s about four very different people coming together in an unusual fusion of personalities — something that people will find that compelling and resonant.
“A Long Way Down” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre July 18-23. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 18-20; and 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 21-23.
SONG OF THE NEW EARTH
After a successful Southwest premiere at the Illuminate Film Festival, the feature documentary film“Song of the New Earth” will return to Sedona by popular demand. Producer Betsy Chasse (“What the Bleep Do We Know!?”)will be present for a Q&A on opening night, July 18.
“Song of the New Earth” features the ardent quest of sound healer, psychotherapist and sonic shaman Tom Kenyon to integrate modern science and ancient mysticism through the power of sound.
“Song of the New Earth” provides viewers with a distinctive and intimate portrait of Kenyon’s quirky yet rare talent—as a self-proclaimed neo-pagan – Taoist – Tibetan Buddhist – agnostic – quantum physicist – mystic— he transcends conventional musical forms by chanting or “toning” using his nearly four octave range voice that takes audiences on sound journeys to deeper states of consciousness. His rare ability to brilliantly decipher the healing science of sound results in a mesmerizing, and transformational film.
“Song of the New Earth” also explores the cutting edge scientific research proving that sound shifts brain states and can promote dramatic healing not only for ourselves but for our precious planet earth. Kenyon explains how sound vibration speaks to our souls and bodies by opening a door that bridges our cognitive thinking; catapulting us towards often discovering the miraculous.
A transcendent, celestial experience, this unique film transports viewers through Kenyon’s divine gift.
“Song of the New Earth” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre July 18-23. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 18-20; and 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 21-23.
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.