Inspirational and award-winning new film debuts at Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (January 24, 20150 – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the inspirational and award-winning new film “Still Life” starring Eddie Marsan and Joanne Froggatt. The film will show Jan. 30-Feb. 5 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
Life for the unassuming John May (Eddie Marsan) has always revolved around his work for the local council in South London, finding the next of kin of those who have died alone. Profoundly dedicated to his work, he believes that everyone deserves a dignified exit, and writes eulogies and organizes funerals for those who wouldn’t have them otherwise.
When a new case — an elderly alcoholic in a flat directly opposite his own — hits him harder than usual, he journeys outside London to track down the man’s long-abandoned daughter (Joanne Froggatt). Against the odds, the two lonely souls are drawn to each other – and John’s outlook starts to open to life’s possibilities.
“Still Life”is the second feature film directed by Uberto Pasolini, the successful producer of “The Full Monty”.
“Still Life”was inspired by real people and events. When Pasolini read about the men and women whose job it is to organize funerals for people who leave no one behind when they die, he recognized something both profound and universal.
“I was struck by the thought of all those lonely graves and empty funeral services,” he explains. “It’s a very powerful image. I began to think about loneliness and death and about what it means to be part of a community.”
“Still Life” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Jan. 30-Feb. 5. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday, Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 30 and Feb. 2-3; and 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 4-5.
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.