Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present “Remember This” showing April 7-12 at the Mary D. Fisher and Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatres.
“Remember This” premiered to rave reviews at the recent Sedona Film Festival, where it received some of the highest audience ratings and was among the top films in the festival lineup.
In a virtuoso solo performance, Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn (“Nomadland”, “Good Night, and Good Luck”, “Lincoln”) portrays Jan Karski in this genre-defying true story of a reluctant World War II hero and Holocaust witness.
After surviving the devastation of the Blitzkrieg, Karski swears allegiance to the Polish Underground and risks his life to carry the first eyewitness reports of war-torn Poland to the Western world, and ultimately, the Oval Office. Escaping a Gestapo prison, bearing witness to the despair of the Warsaw ghetto and confronted by the inhumanity of a death camp, Karski endures unspeakable mental anguish and physical torture to stand tall in the halls of power and speak the truth.
Strathairn captures the complexity and legacy of this self-described “insignificant, little man” whose timely story of moral courage and individual responsibility can still shake the conscience of the world.
The film takes a bold, elegant and expressionistic approach to cinematically transform the original stage play on which “Remember This” is based and to provide an intensity and intimate theatricality rarely experienced on screen.
“From the moment I experienced David Strathairn’s transportive performance as Jan Karski on stage, I knew this true story needed to be shared with larger audiences not only to spotlight Karski’s extraordinary life, but more urgently to share his lessons of standing up for truth and humanity in a time that needs these critical reminders.” — Eva Anisko, Producer
“Remember This” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher and Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatres April 7-12. Showtimes will be Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8 at 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, April 9 at 4:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, April 12 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.