Film festival presents important new indie film debuts at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (November 5, 2013) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of “Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve” (featuring a Q&A with the filmmaker) and “Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony” showing for a very limited time Nov. 12-13 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
MONEY FOR NOTHING: INSIDE THE FEDERAL RESERVE
Join moviegoers for a one-day-only event and film premiere plus a Q&A with filmmaker Jim Bruce who will be in Sedona to host the screenings of “Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve” on Tuesday, Nov. 12.
One hundred years after its creation, the power of the Federal Reserve has never been greater. Markets around the world hold their breath in anticipation of the Fed Chairman’s every word. Yet the average American knows very little about the most powerful financial institution on earth.
Narrated by acclaimed actor Liev Schreiber, “Money for Nothing: Inside The Federal Reserve” is the first film to take viewers inside America’s central bank and reveal the impact of Fed policies — past, present and future — on our lives. As Ben Bernanke’s tumultuous tenure comes to a close, join Paul Volcker, Janet Yellen, and many of the world’s best financial minds as they debate the decisions that led the global economy to the brink of collapse and ask whether we might be headed there again.
Current and former Fed officials, top economists, financial historians, famed investors and traders grant unprecedented access and take viewers behind the curtain to debate the future of the world’s most powerful financial institution. Digging beneath the surface of the 2008 crisis, “Money for Nothing” is the first film to ask why so many facets of our financial system seemed to self-destruct at the same time. For many economists and senior Fed officials, the answer is clear: the same Fed that put out 2008’s raging financial fire actually helped light the match years before.
“Money for Nothing” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on one day only: Tuesday, Nov. 12. There will be two shows: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. that day. Filmmaker Jim Bruce will host the film and conduct a Q&A after both screenings.
FOLLOWING THE NINTH:
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BEETHOVEN’S FINAL SYMPHONY
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony has had an enormous artistic, cultural and political impact on the world. “Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony” follows the global impact of Beethoven’s Ninth across five continents and ten countries.
“Following the Ninth” takes us on a cinematic journey into the heart and soul of one of the world’s greatest works of art. The film tells us what are hopes are and what we can become, like no other piece of art ever made.
Near the end of his life in 1824 and completely deaf, alienated from most people in his life, Beethoven composed the Ninth Symphony. He had always wanted a family but had never created one; he had always wanted love but found no one. And yet, sick and near the end of his life, Beethoven looked into his own abyss and created not an art of despair but an anthem of joy — for himself, for the people of his day and for all generations to come. He composed a symphony that will be loved as long as there are humans to hear it.
‘Following the Ninth’ is the story of four people whose lives have been transformed and repaired by Beethoven’s message in his Ninth Symphony: Alle Menschen werden Bruder (All Men Will Be Brothers). At Tienanmen Square in 1989, students played the Ninth over loudspeakers as the army came in to crush their struggle for freedom. In Chile, women living under the Pinochet dictatorship sang the Ninth at torture prisons, where men inside took hope when they heard their voices. In Japan each December, the Ninth is performed hundreds of times, often with 10,000 people in the chorus. And now, with a concert for the victims of the earthquake and Tsunami. The Berlin Wall, symbol of division and oppression, comes down in December, 1989, as Leonard Bernstein performs Beethoven’s Ninth as an “Ode To Freedom”.
Part road trip, part adventure story, ‘Following the Ninth’ is an inspirational film about Beethoven’s Ninth, the power it has to liberate us, to shield us against suffering, and to provide hope and resilience for us in dark times.
“Following the Ninth” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on one day only: Wednesday, Nov. 13. There will be two shows: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. that day.
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.