Sedona Film Festival presents three must-see films

"Rocky Horror Picture Show" (Courtesy photo)

"Rocky Horror Picture Show" (Courtesy photo)

'Manhattan Romance' screenings Oct. 26

The Sedona International Film Festival will present the Northern Arizona premiere of "Manhattan Romance" at 4 and 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

"Manhattan Romance" stars Katherine Waterston ("Inherent Vice," "Steve Jobs"), Tom O'Brien ("Fairhaven"), Emmy-nominee Gaby Hoffmann ("Transparent") and Caitlin FitzGerald ("Master of Sex").

In this movie about making a movie, a TV commercial editor is consumed by his latest passion project: a documentary that examines the nature and variety of intimate relationships in New York City. Danny's fascination with the details of others' romance is juxtaposed with hilarity and heartbreak to the solitary nature of his own. This indie romantic comedy is a love letter to New York itself.

"Manhattan Romance" is a funny, insightful look at contemporary life and love in the Big Apple.

Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members.

The Three Tenors Legends encore concert Oct. 29

The Sedona International Film Festival presents The Three Tenors Legends concert on Thursday, Oct. 29, when it hosts the digitally restored, big screen encore of their first magical concert. There will be one show at 4 p.m. at the festival's Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Magic was created in July 1990, when Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo and José Carreras met onstage at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome and became the Three Tenors. This is an awe-inspiring concert of the greatest hits for the tenor voice. Zubin Mehta exquisitely captures the largeness of this bonanza through the grandiose orchestra.

Italian producer Mario Dradi conceived the idea of the first concert in 1990 in Rome. It was held to raise money for Carreras's foundation, the José Carreras International Leukemia Foundation. It was also - for his friends Domingo and Pavarotti - a way to welcome Carreras back into the world of opera after his successful treatment for leukemia.

The Three Tenors concert features renowned operatic showstoppers and medleys of renowned music from Broadway and the world's most famous opera, including "Nessun Dorma" from "Turandot", "E Lucevan Le Stelle" from "Tosca and "O Sole Mio" plus many more.

Relive the magic of The Three Tenors in this one-night-only special encore event.

All tickets are $12.50.

Outrageous 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' returns to the big screen Oct. 29

Just in time for Halloween: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" - the outrageous cultural phenomenon that has been a hit with movie lovers for nearly four decades - returns to the big screen in Sedona on Thursday, Oct. 29, for two shows: 7 and 9 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Feel free to dress in costume - if you wish - and come dance, sing along and do the time warp with other Rocky Horror fans! Relive Richard O'Brien's sinfully twisted salute to horror, sci-fi, B-movies and rock music - a "sensual daydream to treasure forever" - starring Tim Curry (in his classic gender-bending performance), Barry Bostwick and Academy Award-winner Susan Sarandon.

This classic, cultural institution - and a world-wide phenomenon since 1975 - concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome pair profess their love through an opening song, their car breaks down in the woods, and they seek refuge in a towering castle nearby.

Greeting them at the door is a ghoulish butler named Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien), who introduces them to a bacchanalian collection of partygoers dressed in outfits from some sort of interplanetary thrift shop. The host of this gathering is a transvestite clad in lingerie, Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry), a mad scientist who claims to be from another planet.

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 and 9 p.m. Guests may dress in costume, if they wish. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members.

For tickets and more information on all Film Festival events, call 928-282-1177. Both the theater and film festival office are at 2030 W. Highway 89A, in west Sedona. For more information, visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.