Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “The Starling Girl” showing June 9-14 at the Mary D. Fisher and Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatres.
Seventeen-year-old Jem Starling (Eliza Scanlen) struggles to define her place within her fundamentalist Christian community in rural Kentucky. Even her greatest joy of dancing with the church group is tempered by worry that her actions are sinful and she is caught between a burgeoning awareness of her own sexuality and her religious devotion.
With the return of Owen, an enigmatic youth pastor, Jem soon finds herself attracted to his worldliness and charm. Slowly, he draws her into a dangerous relationship that could upend their entire community.
“Almost indescribably moving.” — The Playlist
“Eliza Scanlen is one of the most promising young actors of her generation.” — Screen Rant
“Terrific!” — The Film Stage
“Tremendous!” — The Wrap
“The Starling Girl” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher and Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatres June 9-14. Showtimes will be Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10 at 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, June 11, 12 and 13 at 4:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, June 14 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.