New adventure film makes premiere at the Fisher Theatre; Paulo Coelho returns in encore
Sedona AZ (July 20, 2015) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivit” (starring Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter) and the encore return of “Paulo Coelho’s Best Story” (a hit at the recent Illuminate Film Festival) showing July 31-Aug. 5 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVIT
Academy Award-nominee Helena Bonham Carter stars alongside Judy Davis, Callum Keith Rennie and newcomer Kyle Catlett (who stars in the title role) in “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivit” — a new adventure film based on the best-seller “The Selected Works of T.S. Spivit” by Reif Larsen.
T.S. Spivet is a 10-year-old prodigy with a passion for cartography and scientific inventions. His special scientific talents generally go unnoted by both his teacher and his family. He lives on a ranch in Montana with his mother (Helena Bonham Carter), a beautiful, vivacious passionate amateur etymologist who is obsessed with the morphology of beetles, his father (a cowboy born a hundred years too late), and his 14-year-old sister who dreams of becoming Miss America. His twin brother Layton died in an accident involving a firearm in the family’s barn, which no one ever speaks of.
One day, T.S. receives an unexpected call from the Smithsonian museum telling him that he is the winner of the very prestigious Baird prize for his invention of a perpetual motion machine and that he is invited to a reception in his honor where he is expected to give a speech. Unable to collect it for obvious reasons (he is just a child), T.S. steals out one night to undertake the journey alone.
Without telling anyone, he sets out on a freight train across the United States to reach Washington, D.C. But no one there suspects that the lucky winner is a ten-year-old child with a secret.
“The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivit” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre July 31-Aug. 5. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Monday, July 31, Aug. 1 and 3; and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 2, 4 and 5.
PAULO COELHO’S BEST STORY
“Paulo Coelho’s Best Story” makes an encore return to Sedona by popular demand after a successful screening at the recent Illuminate Film Festival.
“Paulo Coelho’s Best Story” traces the journey of the prolific author of The Alchemist from his humble roots to his triumph as a literary guru to millions.
Global phenomenon Paulo Coelho was not always the best-selling inspirational author he is today. For decades he searched for his calling, just like the allegorical heroes in spiritual classics The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage. Growing up in Sao Paolo as a misunderstood young rebel, Coelho alternately flirted with death, escaped madness, experimented with drugs, survived torture, fell in and out of love, and made rock history in Brazil…all the while never giving up on his biggest dream: to triumph as a writer.
A wild ride through a lifetime of stranger-than-fiction adventures, this profoundly moving film goes straight to the heart of the most beloved literary guru of our time, an everyman whose simple wish started small and grew to encompass the world.
Tracing his journey from humble roots to eventual emergence as the prolific author of 30 books that have sold over 165 million copies, “Paulo Coelho’s Best Story” reveals the most unbelievable wonder of all: the man behind the masterpieces.
“Paulo Coelho’s Best Story” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre July 31-Aug. 5. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday and Monday, July 31 and Aug. 3; and 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 4 and 5.
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.