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The first Hollywood film to shoot on location in Cuba since the 1959 revolution, “Papa: Hemingway in Cuba” is the true-life story of a young journalist who finds a father figure in legendary author Ernest Hemingway. Join us for a special evening and sneak premiere of this new film, hosted by Peter Travers from Rolling Stone Magazine via satellite, and stay for the Q&A with the film’s stars Giovanni Ribisi and Adrian Sparks and director Bob Yari.

The first Hollywood film to shoot on location in Cuba since the 1959 revolution, “Papa: Hemingway in Cuba” is the true-life story of a young journalist who finds a father figure in legendary author Ernest Hemingway. Join us for a special evening and sneak premiere of this new film, hosted by Peter Travers from Rolling Stone Magazine via satellite, and stay for the Q&A with the film’s stars Giovanni Ribisi and Adrian Sparks and director Bob Yari.

The Sedona International Film Festival is the official, exclusive Northern Arizona home for the New York Film Critics monthly series debuting new films weeks prior to their theatrical release. The April premiere event will feature the debut of “Papa: Hemingway in Cuba” — a new, award-winning film starring Adrian Sparks, Giovanni Ribisi, Joely Richardson and Minka Kelly. “Papa: Hemingway in Cuba” will premiere for one show, one night only on Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m.

The series is hosted by Rolling Stone Magazine’s Peter Travers, via satellite, and features a Q&A with the filmmaker and stars from the film each month. The Mary D. Fisher Theatre is one of 75 theatres around the country now hosting this exclusive monthly series.

Peter Travers will host and introduce the film; and the film’s stars Adrian Sparks and Giovanni Ribisi and director Bob Yari will take part in a Q&A discussion following the screening via satellite.

“In order to write about life, you must first live it,” said Ernest Hemingway.

The Sedona International Film Festival is the official, exclusive Northern Arizona home for the New York Film Critics monthly series debuting new films weeks prior to their theatrical release. The April premiere event will feature the debut of “Papa: Hemingway in Cuba” — a new, award-winning film starring Adrian Sparks, Giovanni Ribisi, Joely Richardson and Minka Kelly. “Papa: Hemingway in Cuba” will premiere for one show, one night only on Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m.

was being pranked when the larger than life Hemingway phoned the newsroom a week later, inviting him to Havana.

Hidden away at his private estate with his wife Mary, the elusive author mentors Myers in fishing, drinking and finding his voice while the Cuban Revolution boils up around them. In this turbulent landscape, observing an icon in his twilight years, Myers discovers his strength while recognizing that all of our heroes are human.

“Papa” is directed by Bob Yari, whose credits as a producer include the Oscar-winning Best Picture “Crash” and “The Illusionist.” With its title derived from the Nobel Prize-winning novelist’s nickname, “Papa” is based on an autobiographical script by Denne Bart Petitclerc. Giovanni Ribisi plays Ed Myers in the film. Theater and screen veteran Adrian Sparks portrays Hemingway; Joely Richardson is his wife, Mary.

Join us for a special evening and sneak premiere of this new film, hosted by Peter Travers from Rolling Stone Magazine via satellite, and stay for the Q&A with the film’s stars Giovanni Ribisi and Adrian Sparks and director Bob Yari.

The New York Film Critics Series premiere of “Papa: Hemingway in Cuba” will take place at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. All tickets are $12 for this exclusive premiere event. For tickets and more information, call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Highway 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.

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