Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “Afire” showing July 28-Aug. 3 at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre.
While vacationing by the Baltic Sea, writer Leon (Thomas Schubert) and photographer Felix (Langston Uibel) are surprised by the presence of Nadja (Paula Beer), a mysterious young woman staying as a guest at Felix’s family’s holiday home.
Nadja distracts Leon from finishing his latest novel and with brutal honesty, forces him to confront his caustic temperament and self-absorption. As Nadja and Leon grow closer, an encroaching forest fire threatens the group and tensions escalate when a handsome lifeguard and Leon’s tight-lipped book editor also arrive.
Christian Petzold’s acclaimed latest was the winner of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.
“Outstanding.” — Jessica Kiang, The New York Times
“In Petzold’s masterly hands, gravity and comedy work in easy and thrilling harmony.” — Caitlin Quinlan, Sight and Sound
“Afire” will be shown at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre July 28-Aug. 3. Showtimes will be Friday, Saturday and Monday, July 28, 29 and 31 at 3:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 1, 2 and 3 at 6:30 p.m.
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.