Touching and powerful true story featured in film at Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (May 4, 2018) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the new drama “A Bag of Marbles” — showing May 11-16 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
In occupied France, two young brothers, Maurice and Joseph, discover within themselves the courage, the bravery, and the mischief needed to escape the enemy’s invasion and reunite with their lost family.
“A Bag of Marbles” is the true story of two young Jewish brothers in German occupied France who, with a mind-boggling mix of mischievousness, courage and ingenuity, will be forced to fend for themselves in order to survive the enemy invasion and try bring their family back together.
The heartwarming adaptation of Joseph Joffo’s enduring memoir tells the story of the Nazi occupation through the eyes of the two young Jewish boys.
Paris, 1941: Joseph and Maurice are the sons of Roman, the local barber. At ages 10 and 12, the boys have so little understanding of the persecution of Jews that Joseph thinks nothing of swapping his yellow star for a bag of marbles. Despite their naiveté, Roman knows that their best chance to escape the Nazi roundup is to flee on their own to Vichy, France, where their older brothers Albert and Henri have found safe haven.
Always one false move from tragedy, these tenacious children survive on courage, ingenuity, and more than a bit of cunning as they make their precarious way through France hoping to reunite with their family. More than anything, it’s their brotherly bond that gets them through their ordeals.
Patrick Bruel resonates as the Jewish family patriarch Roman, while newcomers Dorian Le Clech and Batyste Fleurial Palmieri register an almost agonizing vulnerability as hapless innocents trying to outrun the cruel machinery of war.
“A Bag of Marbles” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre May 11-16. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday, Sunday and Monday, May 11, 13 and 14; and 4 p.m.on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 15 and 16.
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.