Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Arizona International Film Fest Opens!

On April 13 - 29, where will I be? The Arizona International Film Fest!

Last night I attended the Opening Night Carnival surrounded by film friends and circus acrobats. The best part was seeing the movie, "Shouting Secrets." Most of the audience, including some extras from the reservation near Globe, AZ. stayed after to express appreciation for this profoundly moving movie during the interesting Q & A session with Swiss Filmmaker Korinna Sehringer.

When Wesley’s mother suffers a stroke and falls into a coma, he returns home to the San Carlos Apache Reservation to be with her. Once there, he learns that his family has never forgiven him for leaving or for using their likenesses in his novel. Sehringer’s poignant drama exposes the dysfunction in an Apache family straddling tradition and modernity when the center of their world lies dying in a hospital bed. Past grudges come to the forefront as the family attempts to rediscover their emotional connections to one another.

This film screens again today and Tuesday. I highly recommend you see it while you can.

Saturday, April 14th at 1 p.m. at Crossroads Festival and Tuesday, April 17, 7:00pm at Desert View Theater. SATURDAY April 14th at the AIFF. One of the shorts, "Stardust and the Bandit" was shot right here at Old Tucson Studios by my friend Dick Fisher! I suggest that you check out the schedule because there are just so many wonderful films for every taste: animated shorts, dramatic shorts, documentaries, films for kids, edgy films, films from Arizona Filmmakers and from around the world!

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