Live simulcast of an evening with Nobel Prize winner will be featured at Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (April 16, 2013) – New York’s famous 92nd Street Y returns to Sedona on Thursday, April 25, when the Sedona International Film Festival hosts the live simulcast of an evening with Elie Wiesel featuring his talk on Jeremiah and His Lamentations. The special event will take at 5:00 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
Jeremiah, sometimes called the “weeping prophet,” saw the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple, and the Babylonian captivity. He warned of destruction and sorrow, wrote the Lamentations and seems himself to have found his prophecies terrifying and heartbreaking. How can we find sweetness and solace in his words? Elie Wiesel, the Nobel Laureate, author and founder of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, shares his own thoughts and experiences with the troubled wisdom of Jeremiah.
Elie Wiesel was born in 1928 in Sighet, Transylvania, which is now part of Romania. He was fifteen years old when he and his family were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz. His mother and younger sister perished, his two older sisters survived. Elie and his father were later transported to Buchenwald, where his father died shortly before the camp was liberated in April 1945.
After the war, Elie Wiesel studied in Paris and later became a journalist. During an interview with the distinguished French writer, Francois Mauriac, he was persuaded to write about his experiences in the death camps. The result was his internationally acclaimed memoir, La Nuit or Night, which has since been translated into more than thirty languages.
Elie Wiesel is the author of more than forty books of fiction and non-fiction, including A Beggar in Jerusalem (Prix Médicis winner), The Testament (Prix Livre Inter winner), The Fifth Son (winner of the Grand Prize in Literature from the City of Paris), and two volumes of his memoirs.
For his literary and human rights activities, he has received numerous awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal and the Medal of Liberty Award, and the rank of Grand-Croix in the French Legion of Honor. In 1986, Elie Wiesel won the Nobel Prize for Peace.
Now in its tenth year, “Live from NY’s 92nd Street Y” brings the world’s most compelling people to over 50 cities across North America via a unique live, interactive satellite broadcast program. The Sedona Film Festival is the official host of program in Northern Arizona. The festival is proud to bring this renowned educational and cultural programming to the Sedona community.
Join some of the world’s most fascinating people for compelling and thought-provoking interactive discussions on the issues and events that affect our lives.
“Live from NY’s 92nd Street Y” —Elie Wiesel: Jeremiah and His Lamentations — will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre live on Thursday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by Billy and Cheryl Geffon.
Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance online at www.SedonaFilmFestival.org or at the festival office. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. Call 928-282-1177 for tickets and information.