Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present “Hilma” showing April 21-27 at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre.
“Hilma” was the opening night film at the recent Sedona International Film Festival and received some of the highest audience ratings in the festival lineup. Director Lasse Hallström was honored with the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Directing.
Hallström’s “Hilma” brings to the big screen the life story of a woman who defied conventions and who revolutionized the art world when her work was exhibited in its entirety in 2019 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Hilma died in 1944, unknown and unrecognized as the woman who invented abstract painting, displacing Kandinsky, Malevich and Mondrian as the initiators of abstract painting and Modernism.
From her adoration of the anthroposophist Rudolf Steiner and her invincible belief in spirits, to her unconventional romantic life and close circle of fellow female artists who converged around Hilma and her atelier, the film provides a nuanced portrait of a woman who chose to remain true to her vision as an artist, despite working in a hostile, misogynistic world where women were not expected to express themselves and still were not allowed to vote.
The all-star cast includes Tora Hallström and Oscar nominee Lena Olin (who play Hilma at different ages), Tom Wlaschiha, Catherine Chalk and Lily Cole.
“Hilma” will be shown at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre April 21-27. Showtimes will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 21, 22 and 23 at 3:30 p.m.; and Wednesday and Thursday, April 26 and 27 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.