Theatrical event features the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel to cinemas around the world
Sedona AZ (December 7, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to partner with the Sedona Arts Center to present “The Vatican Museums” on Monday, Dec. 15 when it hosts the big screen premiere of a look inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. There will be two shows at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
For the very first time ultra-high-definition film cameras have been allowed inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, bringing never before seen art to theaters across the US just in time for the holiday season.
“The Vatican Museums” is a mega-production by a team of 40 professionals who travelled hundreds of miles in the cultural setting of the Vatican Museums while filming some of the most rare and precious works of art in the world, spanning all civilizations and epochs. Thanks to a combination of the cutting-edge techniques used for cinema by James Cameron and Tim Burton, audiences can now fully immerse themselves in the timeless masterpieces of art history. Admire the paintings of Caravaggio, touch Laocoön and the Belvedere Torso, and feel swathed by the figures in the Sistine Chapel.
From the outstanding artistry of classic statues to the Cast of Michelangelo’s Pietà, right up to Fontana’s modern sculptures; from paintings by Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Van Gogh, Chagall and Dalì; from the extraordinary frescos in the Rooms of Raphael to the spectacular work by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, theater audiences will experience the journey under the artful guidance of the Director of the Vatican Museums, Professor Antonio Paolucci, who expertly leads us through the past, present and future.
The program includes 15 minutes of insightful “behind the scenes” extra features, exclusive to theatrical audiences, as The Vatican Museums’ Director, Professor Paolucci, the film’s director Marco Pianigiani, and the director of photography recall both the challenges and the triumphs involved in the making of this masterpiece.
“The Vatican Museums” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on one day only: Monday, Dec. 15 at 4 and 7 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 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.