Academy Award nominee and sweeping romance premiere at Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (January 19, 2013) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Sedona premieres of the Oscar contender “The Grandmaster” and the sweeping romantic film “Summer In February” showing Jan. 25-29 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
The epic new drama “The Grandmaster” has just been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography and was shortlisted for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. It has been a sensation with critics and audiences around the world. Time Magazine calls it “one of the best movies of the year”, and the New York Times calls it “a hypnotically beautiful dream”.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Wong Kar Wai, “The Grandmaster” is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China’s last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. Filmed in a range of stunning locations that include the snow-swept landscapes of Northeast China and the subtropical South, “The Grandmaster” features virtuoso performances by some of the greatest stars of contemporary Asian cinema, including Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang.
“The Grandmaster” portrays both the Chinese martial arts and the world of the martial artists with unprecedented authenticity. The film represents a new chapter in the martial arts genre and in Wong Kar Wai’s own stellar career.
“The Grandmaster” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Jan. 24-29. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24; 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26; 4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 27 and 28; and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29.
SUMMER IN FEBRUARY
A sweeping romance set at a bohemian artist colony on the picturesque coasts of pre-war England, “Summer in February” is based on the true story of painter Sir Alfred Munnings (Dominic Cooper, “Mamma Mia!”) and his blue-blood best friend Gilbert (Dan Stevens, “Downton Abbey”).
Born into a working-class family, Munnings rises to become one of the premiere British artists of his time, winning the affection of aristocratic beauty Florence Carter-Wood (Emily Browning, “Sleeping Beauty”). But when Gilbert falls for Florence as well, a love triangle emerges with tragic consequences.
“Summer in February” is based on Jonathan Smith’s novel about love and loss among a bohemian colony of artists which flourished in the wild coastal region of Cornwall before the First World War.
“Summer in February” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Jan. 24-29. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24 and 25; 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28; and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29.
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.