Sedona AZ (February 4, 2014) - The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of Geoffrey Rush's new film "The Printable Coupons" and French romantic comedy "Love Is In the Air" showing Feb. 7-12 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.THE BEST OFFER
Academy Award-winner Geoffrey Rush and Golden Globe winner Donald Sutherland star alongside Jim Sturgess and Sylvia Hoeks in the new indie sensation "The Best Offer".
"The Best Offer" is the simple, touching tale of a solitary, cultured man, no longer young, whose reluctance to engage with others is matched only by the dogged obsessiveness with which he practices his profession of art expert and auctioneer. Asked to handle the valuation and sale of a mysterious woman's priceless heirlooms, the antiques dealer finds himself enveloped by a passion that will transform his grey existence forever.
Virgil Oldman (Rush) is a solitary, cultured man whose reluctance to engage with others, especially women, is matched only by the dogged obsessiveness with which he practices his profession of antiques dealer. He's never been close to another human being, not even Robert, his only friend - a young, skillful restorer of mechanical devices from every era.
The day he turns sixty-three, Virgil receives a phone call from a young woman who asks him to handle the disposal of some family works of art. But when the time comes for his first site visit, the girl fails to appear, nor, for various reasons, is she present for the taking of the inventory or for the transportation and restoration of the pieces.
More than once Virgil is tempted to bow out of what appears to be nothing but a bothersome mess, but on each occasion, the mysterious young woman, locked in her own obsessional world, convinces him to continue. And with this, the old antique dealer's life begins to take an unexpected turn. It is Robert who shows him, step-by-step, how to win the heart of a young woman who is afraid of the world and, caught in the middle of this puzzling game of chess, Virgil soon finds himself enveloped by a passion that will transform his grey existence forever.
"The Best Offer" can be explained as a film about art, seen as the sublimation of love, but also as a film about love, seen as the product of art.
"The Best Offer" will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Feb. 7-12. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7; 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9; 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10; 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11; and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12.LOVE IS IN THE AIR
When two former lovers find themselves unexpectedly seated next to each other on a flight to Paris, the unresolved issues from their relationship quickly surface in both real-time and flashback in this glossy, sexy French romantic comedy, "Love Is In the Air".
Soon-to-be-married Julie (the effervescent Ludivine Sagnier) and continent-hopping playboy Antoine (handsome newcomer Nicolas Bedos) find themselves seated next to each other on a first class flight to Paris - but it isn't a welcome arrangement. He broke her heart three years prior, and they haven't spoken since.
Over the course of the flight, their verbal sparring catches the attention of the other passengers, who are amused by the live soap opera happening in front of them. Alternating between real time and flashbacks from their love affair, this big-budget French comedy is the perfect fun film fare just in time for Valentine's Day.
"Love Is In the Air" will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Feb. 8-12. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8; 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9; 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10; and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
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. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.