Sweeping biographical film debuts at Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (September 7, 2017) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge” showing Sept. 15-20 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
A sweeping biographical film about the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, “Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge” is as much an intimate portrayal of the struggles of the scientist’s private world as of her legendary public accomplishments, chronicling her battles against the male academic establishment, as well as her blissful marriage to her scientific partner, Pierre.
Her world falls apart when her husband perishes in a tragic accident, and despite near scandal, Curie perseveres and triumphs once more. Director Marie Noelle vividly depicts turn-of-the-century Europe in this portrait of the brilliant Polish-born woman who, at the age of 24, moved to Paris and launched her scientific career.
“For her it was very important to have this choice how she wanted to live, in what way. She wanted to decide on her own about her life, about her life in science but also about her private life. And that is a huge inspiration also for women today,” said Karolina Gruszka, on playing Marie Curie.
“Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sept. 15-20. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16; and 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 19 and 20.
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.