Originally Published: December 18, 2014 8:29 p.m.
SEDONA - The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of the acclaimed new award-winning independent films "Listen Up Philip" and "Art and Craft" - which was just shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary - showing Dec. 19-23 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
A complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy, "Listen Up Philip" is a literary look at the triumph of reality over the human spirit.
Anger rages in Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley (Elisabeth Moss), and his own indifference to promoting the novel. When Philip's idol Ike Zimmerman (Jonathan Pryce) offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject-himself.
"Listen Up Philip" will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Dec. 19-23. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19-20; and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 21-23.
"Art and Craft" was just shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Film. It is one of 15 films vying for the five nominations and, potentially, the big win!
When one of the most prolific art forgers in US history is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con.
Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney.
"Art and Craft" will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Dec. 19-23. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19-20; and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 21-23.
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.