Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “Holy Frit” showing Dec. 22-28 at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre.
Tim Carey and Justin Monroe were next door neighbors back in 2014. Over beers one night, Tim asks Justin (a filmmaker) if he would do him a “small favor”: would he make a short promo video for Judson Studios, a family-owned stained-glass company where Tim was the lead artist.
Tim believed Judson needed something special to help them stand out among the 60 companies they were bidding against for a monumental project in Kansas City. This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for any artist who won the job.
The project was to make the world’s largest stained-glass of its kind for the biggest mainline church in America – the United Methodist Church of The Resurrection. And the church was led by Adam Hamilton, a hugely influential pastor and author who spoke at President Obama’s 2nd Inauguration.
Tim knew this was a chance of a lifetime for him as an artist, so he was prepared to do anything necessary to win the bid. But even with all of the potential “bigness” and glory waiting for Tim if they landed the project, little did he or Justin know just how much making a promo video would change both of their lives forever.
In this visceral, three-year race against time, Tim, a talented, yet unknown LA artist bluffs his way into winning the commission to create the world’s largest stained-glass window of its kind. The problem is, Tim doesn’t know how to make it. After a desperate search, he finds someone who might have the answer — a world-famous glass maestro named Narcissus Quagliata. As the fates of three communities hang in the balance, Narcissus arrives like a storm, and changes everything.
“Holy Frit” is a universally fun, heartfelt and comedic look into the drama of any human endeavor that is greater than the sum of its parts.
“10 out of 10… The last time I was this entertained by an art documentary, it was ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’!” — Josiah Teal, Filmthreat
“Holy Frit” will be shown at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Dec. 22-28. Showtimes will be Friday, Saturday and Tuesday, Dec. 22, 23 and 26 at 6:30 p.m.; and Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 27 and 28 at 3:30 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.