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SIFF presents showing of Christopher Plummer in Stratford Festival production
The Tempest in HD on the big screen
Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer stars in “The Tempest,” an award-winning Shakespearean play captured in high definition at the prestigious Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada. “The Tempest” debuts in Sedona on Tuesday, July 17, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, presented by the Sedona International Film Festival.
Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer stars in “The Tempest,” an award-winning Shakespearean play captured in high definition at the prestigious Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada. “The Tempest” debuts in Sedona on Tuesday, July 17, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, presented by the Sedona International Film Festival.

Shakespeare in high definition debuts in Sedona on Tuesday, July 17, when the Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere of "The Tempest," starring Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer. There will be two shows at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival's Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

"Experience the grandeur of live theatre, award-winning staging and extraordinary acting from the best seats in the house, right here in Sedona," said festival director Patrick Schweiss.

This high definition, big screen version of "The Tempest" was filmed live over two days with eight cameras at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada.

"The Tempest" pits the desire for revenge against the demands of love and asks if man is capable of creating a brave new world. The story focuses on Prospero (Christopher Plummer), the banished Duke of Milan. Marooned on a distant island with his daughter, Miranda (Trish Lindstrom), Prospero has spent twelve years perfecting his magic arts. Now, with the help of the spirit Ariel (Julyana Soelistyo), he raises a storm at sea, bringing within his grasp the enemies who robbed him of his dukedom.

The presentation will include a 20-minute Q&A with Christopher Plummer and Des McAnuff, hosted by Barry Avrich, Executive Producer of "The Tempest". The Q&A reunites Plummer and McAnuff in a lively and insightful discussion about the challenges of capturing live theater for cinema screens. Audience members ask some diverse questions covering the arc of Plummer's career, and if (following "The Sound of Music") he will ever sing on screen again. The Q&A is a delightful addition to the theatrically dazzling presentation of "The Tempest".

"Christopher Plummer is quite simply one of the greatest actors of our time, both on stage and on screen," said Des McAnuff, Artistic Director, Stratford Shakespeare Festival. "The opportunity to see him as Prospero in 'The Tempest' - one of the greatest roles ever written and one he has longed to play - is nothing short of historic."

The New York Times raves: "To hear Christopher Plummer is to be bewitched by a spell that only authoritative classical actors can cast!" And the Toronto Star says "Christopher Plummer's 'The Tempest' is the show that most of us have been waiting to see for many years."

Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.com.


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