Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join theaters around the world for a global theatrical event: “Miracle in East Texas” on Sunday and Monday, Oct. 29 and 30 at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre.
Based on actual accounts, “Miracle in East Texas” is the tale of two aging con-men at the dawn of the Great Depression and the biggest oil strike in the history of the world.
Irving Tanner, Jr. (Lou Gossett, Jr.) recounts the 1930 legend. Times are hard, when the unluckiest wildcatter in the world, Dad Everett (John Ratzenberger) teams up with Doc Boyd (Kevin Sorbo), a charming snake oil salesman. Together they convince several new widows (Sam Sorbo, Paula Boudreau, and others) to invest in their worthless oil wells.
Then, the unthinkable happens! Our two Casanovas face a challenge: declare another dry hole for a clean escape, or bring the well in like genuine oil men, and likely spend the rest of their lives in jail?
Meanwhile, some of their angry investors are fixing to do something about their scheming.
This mostly true story will make you laugh, shed a tear, and give you pride in the God-Blessed American way.
“Miracle in East Texas” will be shown at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 3:30 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission, 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.