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SIFF presents Headhunters, plus Bill W.
Based on Jo Nesbø’s best-selling thriller from 2008, “Headhunters” stars the talented Aksel Hennie (Max Manus) as Roger, a charming scoundrel and Norway’s most accomplished headhunter. Roger is living a life of luxury well beyond his means, and stealing art to subsidize his expensive lifestyle.
Based on Jo Nesbø’s best-selling thriller from 2008, “Headhunters” stars the talented Aksel Hennie (Max Manus) as Roger, a charming scoundrel and Norway’s most accomplished headhunter. Roger is living a life of luxury well beyond his means, and stealing art to subsidize his expensive lifestyle.
“Bill W.” tells the story of William G. Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, a man included in TIME Magazine’s 100 Persons of the 20th Century. Interviews, recreations, and rare archival material reveal how Bill Wilson found a way out of alcoholism and then forged a path for countless others to follow.
“Bill W.” tells the story of William G. Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, a man included in TIME Magazine’s 100 Persons of the 20th Century. Interviews, recreations, and rare archival material reveal how Bill Wilson found a way out of alcoholism and then forged a path for countless others to follow.
Where Do We Go Now, Inside Hana's Suitcase continue at Fisher
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present two award-winning and critically-acclaimed films at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre: "Where Do We Go Now?" and "Inside Hana's Suitcase." Both films show now through Aug. 3.

WHERE DO WE GO NOW?

The award-winning drama "Where Do We Go Now?" has been winning awards and accolades from critics and audiences around the world since its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival (where it also received an award). It was the Audience Choice winner for Best Narrative Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Critics' Choice Movie Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. It had its U.S. premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

Set in a remote mountain village in Lebanon where the church and the mosque stand side by side, "Where Do We Go Now?" follows the antics of the town's women to keep their blowhard men from starting a religious war. Muslim and Christian women join forces, employ various (often comical) methods and make certain sacrifices to stop their men folk from killing one another. Women heartsick over sons, husbands and fathers lost to previous flare-ups unite to distract their men with clever ruses, from faking a miracle to hiring a troop of Ukrainian strippers.

"Growing up in Lebanon as a little girl, my childhood was synchronized between home and shelter. Living in a country adorned in politics, secular perturbations, and injustice, our lives evolved around continuous wars," said Lebanese writer/director Nadine Labaki. "When you see politics and politicians failing in their mission to find a solution, you are pushed to take the matters in your own hands and to be political in your own way. In my case I decided to make a film."

"Film acted as our medium for change, to stand up for the injustice we see around us. 'Where Do We Go Now' became our hope for change, my message to my son - to all our sons."

INSIDE HANA'S SUITCASE

"Inside Hana's Suitcase" has won numerous Best Documentary Awards at prestigious film festivals and events around the world. Critics are calling the film a triumph that can restore your faith in humanity. The film played to an unprecedented 28-week run in Boston and continues to touch the hearts of critics and audiences around the globe.

The delivery of a battered suitcase to Fumiko Ishioka at the Tokyo Holocaust Museum begins the true-life mystery that became the subject of Karen Levine's best-selling book "Hana's Suitcase". The suitcase came from the Auschwitz Museum and had Hana Brady's name painted on it.

Larry Weinstein's masterful film, "Inside Hana's Suitcase" follows Fumiko's search to discover the details of Hana's life, which leads to the discovery of her brother George in Toronto. As small children, they had been sent to Thereisenstadt for being Jewish after the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939. What unfolds is a powerful and dramatic story of the power of the human spirit and the legacy left behind by this heroic little girl.

A superb musical score coupled with dramatic reenactments stunningly shot by Horst Zeidler, catches us by the heart to invoke the tragedy of the times. The voices of children from Japan, Canada, and the Czech Republic telling Hana's story are woven around the drama, along with George's memories and Fumiko's quest, to create a film of astonishing power and hope.

Showtimes for "Where Do We Go Now?" will be 4 p.m. Wednesday; and 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. "Inside Hana's Suitcase" will show at 7 p.m. Wednesday; and 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

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. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.com.


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present two award-winning and critically-acclaimed films at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre: "Headhunters" and "Bill W.". Both films will show Aug. 7-10 at the festival's arthouse theatre venue in West Sedona. These screenings mark the Northern Arizona premieres of both films.

HEADHUNTERS

"Headhunters" is an award-winning thriller from Norway that has become one of the best-reviewed, highest rated films of the year. Joe Morgenstern, from the Wall Street Journal, calls the film "a one-of-a-kind thriller" and says it is on his short list of the most enjoyable films in recent memory, saying it is "smart, funny, scary and surprising!"

Based on Jo Nesbø's best-selling thriller from 2008, "Headhunters" stars the talented Aksel Hennie (Max Manus) as Roger, a charming scoundrel and Norway's most accomplished headhunter. Roger is living a life of luxury well beyond his means, and stealing art to subsidize his expensive lifestyle.

When his beautiful gallery owner wife introduces him to a former mercenary in the possession of an extremely valuable painting, he decides to risk it all to get his hands on it, and in doing so discovers something which makes him a hunted man.

"I wish to entertain, move and spark reflection with 'Headhunters'," said director Morten Tyldum. "It's a film with a huge story to tell, but remains unafraid to make you laugh or gasp in suspense"

The Los Angeles Times calls "Headhunters" a "wild adrenaline rush of a movie" and David Edelstein from New York Magazine calls it "Delectable! A Hitchcockian kind of thriller!"

BILL W.

Bill Wilson may be the most famous person that almost no one has ever heard of. Almost everyone has heard of Alcoholics Anonymous, of course, but Wilson himself is largely unknown because he helped create a fellowship based on anonymity.

"Bill W." tells the story of William G. Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, a man included in TIME Magazine's 100 Persons of the 20th Century. Interviews, recreations, and rare archival material reveal how Bill Wilson, a hopeless drunk near death from his alcoholism, found a way out of his own addiction and then forged a path for countless others to follow.

With Bill as its driving force, A.A. grew from a handful of men to a worldwide fellowship of over 2 million men and women. Millions of people throughout the world now credit him with saving their lives - both alcoholics and members of dozens of other 12-Step recovery groups. This success that made him an icon within A.A., but also an alcoholic unable to be a member of the very society he had created.

A reluctant hero, Bill Wilson lived a life of sacrifice and service, and left a legacy that continues every day, all around the world.

Both films will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Aug. 7-10. Showtimes for "Headhunters" will be 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday; and 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. "Bill W." will show at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday; and 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

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. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.com.


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