Award-winning new independent films premiere at Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (June 25, 2013) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of “Love Is All You Need” and “Stories We Tell” showing July 1-5 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED
“Love Is All You Need” is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed new film starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm, written and directed by Academy Award-winner Susanne Bier. The film is a warm, funny and life-affirming story about how, just when you think it’s all over, it just might be about to begin.
“Love Is All You Need” is a delicious romantic comedy set over a wedding weekend in Sorrento where a host of characters fall in and out of love — bathed in sunshine, lemon groves and beautiful sunsets.
Philip (Pierce Brosnan), an Englishman living in Denmark, is a lonely, middle-aged widower and estranged single father. Ida (Trine Dyrholm) is a Danish hairdresser, recuperating from a long bout of illness, who’s just been left by her husband for a younger woman. The fates of these two bruised souls are about to intertwine, as they embark for a trip to Italy to attend the wedding of Patrick and Astrid — Philip’s son and Ida’s daughter.
It is a film about the simple yet profound pains and joys of moving on — and forward — with your life.
“Love Is All You Need” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre July 1-5. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday. (The theatre is closed on Thursday, July 4 for the holiday.)
STORIES WE TELL
Critics and audiences are raving about Oscar-nominated director Sarah Polley’s “Stories We Tell” — an inspired, genre-twisting film that playfully excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.
In “Stories We Tell”, Polley discovers that the truth depends on who’s telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. As each relates their version of the family mythology, present-day recollections shift into nostalgia-tinged glimpses of their mother, who departed too soon, leaving a trail of unanswered questions.
Polley unravels the paradoxes to reveal the essence of family: always complicated, warmly messy and fiercely loving. “Stories We Tell” explores the elusive nature of truth and memory, but at its core is a deeply personal film about how our narratives shape and define us as individuals and families, all interconnecting to paint a profound, funny and poignant picture of the larger human story.
Polley’s playful investigation into the elusive truth buried within the contradictions of a family of storytellers paints a profound portrait of a complicated and deeply loving family.
“Stories We Tell” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre July 1-5. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday. (The theatre is closed on Thursday, July 4 for the holiday.)
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.