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Sedona Film Festival Opens Saturday

Featuring 160 films, special guests Susan Sarandon, CNN 2012 Hero of the Year Mariel Hemingway, and Brad Paisley

Sedona International Film Festival 2014

Films From The Joe Show to Waiting for Mamu and Toxic Hot Seat to Le Chef 

The Sedona International Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with a powerful lineup of nearly 160 features, documentaries, shorts and special guests, February 22 to March 2. 

Film screening committees reviewed more than 1,000 films from around the world in making the final selections that will be shown on six screens at three venues surrounded by Sedona’s world-famous red rocks and hospitality. 

Wide-ranging documentary subjects include The Joe Show about Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Waiting for Mamu, a film by Morgan Spurlock and Susan Sarandon about the CNN 2012 Hero of the Year, Pushpa, and Toxic Hot Seat from Robert Redford’s son, Jamie, about the toxic effect of fire retardant chemicals surrounding us.

Mariel HemingwayAmong the features are Le Chef, a French comedy film starring Jean Reno; Cas & Dylan, a comedy directed by Jason Priestly about a dying doctor (Richard Dreyfuss) planning to check out on his own terms who takes a reluctant detour and winds up on the lam with an anything-but-normal 22-yuear old girl; The Letters, a new film about Mother Teresa based on her real-life letters starring Juliet Stevenson, Max Von Sydow and Rutger Hauer; and Girl on a Bicycle, a German comedy about an Italian driving a Paris tour bus with a German fiancée, a French wife and two Australian children who call him “Papa.” TV, film and stage star Ed Asner will be in Sedona to introduce The Letters, directed by his friend, William Riead.

This year’s Festival also includes the premiere of These Storied Streets from producer Thomas Morgan. Morgan also produced Waiting for Mamu, a remarkable documentary about what it means for a child to grow up in prison and the impact of Pushpa Basnet’s organization on those children. Pushpa, known as Mamu, was CNN’s 2012 Person of the Year. Waiting for Mamu also will screen in Sedona and Morgan will be on hand with his business partner Susan Sarandon, who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in a special presentation during “An Evening With Susan Sarandon.” The full list of films can be accessed at

SIFF-Schedule-Banner2Veteran screen actress Mariel Hemingway will present her film, Running From Crazy, a documentary examining her personal journey as the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway. The film stars Jack Hemingway, Langley Hemingway and Margaux Hemingway. The Festival also will welcome Emmy Award nominee Stefanie Powers who will present her one-woman show. In addition, veteran actress Shirley Knight will be honored at the Festival and Academy Award winning producer Kathleen Glynn will be hosting the Filmmaker Conversations Series. Full details of Festival workshops will be announced shortly. Workshops and panel discussions are free and open to the public.

Also scheduled this year is a Tribute to MGM Musicals with awards presented in honor of former films stars and Sedona residents Donald O’Connor and Anne Miller, the Festival’s first Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. Country music star Brad Paisley, whose films have been screened in Sedona, will make a special appearance and present a new project, followed by a Q-and-A session.

Films will run all day beginning Saturday, Feb. 22 on four screens at Sedona Harkins 6, 2081 W. Highway 89A; the Mary D. Fisher Theater, 2030 W. Highway 89A, and the Sedona Performing Arts Center at Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road.
Platinum All-Access Passes are $990; Gold Priority Passes are $490; 20-ticket packages are $210, and 10-ticket packages are $105. Full-time students can get the 10-ticket package for $85. Priority Pass holders will be able to select the films they want to see beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 3. 10- and 20-ticket pass holders can select films beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 10. Individual film tickets go on sale to the general public on Feb. 17 through a new, faster, more efficient ticketing system.

Sedona International Film Festival memberships also are available beginning at $65 for a basic membership. Family memberships for up to four family members living in the same household are $130. Additional membership packages include Cinematographer ($275), Screenwriter ($550), Producer ($1,200), Auteur Society ($5,000) and Legacy ($10,000). Benefits are commensurate with membership-fee levels. Full information is available on the website.

Packages, other than for full-time students, are available online at or through the Festival Box office at (928) 282-1177. Student packages must be purchased through the Box Office and student ID’s are required.
For more information, visit

The Sedona Verde Valley Entertainment Guide

Golden Goose

Casual Fine Dining in West Sedona

December 16th – December 22nd, 2013

Welcome to our weekly Sedona-Verde Valley Entertainment Guide. 

You can always find a good time at Sedona’s regular night life venues, Sound Bites Grille, Olde Sedona Bar and Grill, and the Encore Theater. so check out what they have to offer this week. Plus, the Sedona International Film Festival always has a great selection of independent films to offer. All the details you need are below. 


Blazin’ M Ranch Holiday Show

Blazin M Ranch Holiday Show 2013We love the Blazin M Ranch. It’s good old fashioned, family friendly, western fun. It’s a great stage show coupled with a really good meal. What’s not to like? And from now through Christmas, the Blazin’ M Ranch will be decked from hall to chuckwagon for their holiday show with the Blazin’ M Cowboys. It will get you right into the spirit of the season! Don’t miss this show! 

Guests will enjoy the famous holiday cheer and western hospitality they’ve come to expect from the Blazin’ M Ranch. After sipping on warm drinks in the climate-controlled dining barn and enjoying the famous BBQ fare, guests will be entertained by award-winning musicians during an hour-long Christmas themed Western stage production. The Blazin’ M Cowboys will be performing crowd-favorites such as “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and a custom classic, “Ghost Reindeer in the Sky,” along with some special surprises you won’t want to miss!

The many Western activities and attractions offered prior to the dinner and show will keep wranglers of all ages happily entertained, and four unique gift shops will provide the opportunity for picking up a memory of your visit or last minute holiday gifts for friends and family.

Call 800.937.8643 for reservations or reserve online at

Sedona – Verde Valley This Weekend 10/18 – 10/20, 2013

This Weekend –  Events and Entertainment
in Sedona and the Verde Valley 

October 18 -20, 2013 

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Make your plans for fun this weekend right here! The Sedona Plein Air Festival, featuring the finest Plein Air painters in the country, starts this weekend and runs through October 26th. Sedona OktoberFest! is this Saturday from 5 – 9 pm at Los Abrigados Resort and also on Saturday, A.J. Croce will perform at Mary D Fisher Theatre in West Sedona. 

Or, you could get your cowboy on with a Sunset Horseback Ride and Cowboy Cookout planned for you tonight (Friday) at the M Diamond Ranch and a Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner and Costume Contest to go to at the Blazin M Ranch on Sunday evening. Just click on the ole ‘Read More’ button for all the details!



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The Sedona Verde Valley Entertainment Guide for Oct 14 – Oct 20, 2013

The Sedona – Verde Valley Entertainment Guide for October 14 – 20, 2013

Sedona AZ ScenicWelcome to our weekly Sedona-Verde Valley Entertainment Guide featuring the best of all there is to do in the area this week, including independent film, live entertainment, and a very special event featuring A.J. Croce at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Saturday October 19th, one show only!

Just click on the READ MORE button to get all the details. Have fun with us in Sedona this week!

 (This week’s entertainment guide is sponsored by the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona and their “Play Dirty, Sleep Tight” vacation package.)

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Sedona – Verde Valley This Weekend 10/11 – 10/13, 2013

This Weekend –  Events and Entertainment
in Sedona and the Verde Valley 

October 11 -13, 2013 

Happy Friday! Make your plans for fun this weekend right here!

This weekend’s live entertainment features the Olde Sedona Bar and Grill and Sound Bites Grill in Sedona, the Main Stage Theatre in Cottonwood, and great independent film from the Sedona Film Festival.

This weekend’s events feature art shows, festivals, and outdoor celebrations. Of special note, check out the 23rd Annual Sedona Arts Festival, and the Sedona Metaphysical Fair. 

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This Weeks Sedona Verde Valley Entertainment Guide

Sedona Verde Valley Entertainment Guide
September 30th – October 6th, 2013

Welcome to our weekly Sedona-Verde Valley Entertainment Guide featuring the best of all there is to do in the area this week, including independent film, and live entertainment. If you love history with a twist make sure not to miss Michael Peach performing his unique blend of original cowboy poetry with a tongue-in-cheek look at the history of cowboying and the greater Sedona area at the Sedona Heritage Museum! Just click on the READ MORE button to get all the details. Have fun with us in Sedona this week!

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