Powerful new independent film debuts at Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (August 22, 2017) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “13 Minutes” showing Sept. 1-7 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
“13 Minutes” tells the true story of the man minutes away from almost killing Adolf Hitler.
During Hitler’s anniversary speech on November 8, 1939, a man is arrested on the Swiss border for possession of suspicious objects. Just minutes later, a bomb explodes in the Munich Bürgerbräukeller, immediately behind the Führer’s lectern, killing eight people.
The man is Georg Elser, a carpenter from Königsbronn in the Swabia region. When a map of the site of the assault and detonators are found on him, he is sent to the head of the Criminal Police in the Reichssicherheitshauptamt, Arthur Nebe and the head of the Gestapo, Heinrich Müller to be questioned. From them, Elser learns that his attempt has failed — that the man he wanted to kill in order to stop the bloodshed of the World War that had just begun, has left the Bürgerbräukeller thirteen minutes before the explosion.
For days, Elser is interrogated by Nebe and Müller, for days, he holds out against their questions. Until he finally confesses — and relates the story of his deed.
Thus, Elser remembers how National Socialism slowly metastasised in his home village. How he attempted to oppose it, together with his best friend Josef Schurr and a few others. How he met Elsa, fell in love with her, but because of his plans had to turn away from her, his friends and his family. And how, finally, he acted.
“13 Minutes” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sept. 1-7. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 1 and 2; and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 3, 6 and 7.
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.