Sedona Film Festival and Jewish Community Present Fall FilmFest
November 5th – 8th, 2016
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to team up with the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley to present the Fall FilmFest taking place November 5th – 8th, 2016 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. The program will feature five award-winning narrative and documentary features from around the world. Tickets for each show are $12 for general admission, or $9 for Film Festival members.
If you are a guest of the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona and are planning to attend these screenings please take advantage of our Complimentary “About Town” shuttle to drop you off and pick you up from the theatre.
- “Wunderkinder” – November 5th (7:00 pm)
“Wunderkinder” tells a tale of three exceptionally musically talented children, who develop a deep and genuine friendship, extending beyond their different religions and nationalities. The two Jewish children Larissa and Abrascha are both virtuosos – one on the piano and the other on the violin.
This film screening will be preceded by a concert by local high school musicians from Sedona Red Rock High School.
- “Carvalho’s Journey” – November 6th (7:00 pm)
A real life 19th-century American western adventure story, “Carvalho’s Journey” tells the extraordinary story of Solomon Nunes Carvalho (1815-1897), an observant Sephardic Jew born in Charleston, South Carolina, and his life as a groundbreaking explorer and artist.
- “A Borrowed Identity” – November 7th (4:00 pm)
“A Borrowed Identity” is a coming-of-age drama set in the early 1990s about an Arab teenager trying to find his place in Israeli society. Written and adapted from two autobiographical novels by Arab-Israeli author and journalist Sayed Kashua.
- “The Law” – November 7th (7:00 pm)
Born in France in the 1920s, Simone Veil (Emmanuelle Devos) studied politics at Paris’s prestigious Sciences Po until she and her family were deported to the extermination camps during World War II. Though she lost her parents and a brother, Veil managed to survive both Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, an experience that taught her to fight and which would prepare her for her battles for women’s rights in the decades ahead.
- “In Search of Israeli Cuisine” – November 8th (4:00 pm)
Preceded by two short films: “A Reuben By Any Other Name” and “The Double Date”
“In Search of Israeli Cuisine” is a portrait of the Israeli people told through food. It puts a literal face on the culture of Israel. Profiling chefs, home cooks, farmers, vintners, and cheese makers drawn from more than 100 subcultures within the primary ethnic and religious groups that make up Israel today—Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Druze—a rich, complex, and human story emerges. Moviegoers will be treated to copies of recipes from Solomonov’s cookbook as well as desserts prepared from recipes in the book.
For more information, in depth film descriptions or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.
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Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle Service
Did you know that the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona offers a Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle Service? That’s right, if you are a guest of our Sedona hotel we’ll do the driving for you. We’ll take you anywhere within Sedona proper in our 12 passenger air conditioned van, then just call us and we’ll come back and pick you up! This free shuttle service is available to all of our guests from 8:00 am until last pick up at 9:45 pm.
- Don’t worry about finding a parking spot, especially in Uptown!
- Don’t worry about navigating after dark!
- Don’t worry about having a glass of wine with dinner!
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