Sedona Film Festival


Frances McDormand won the Oscar for Best Actress Sunday for her performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” In her acceptance speech McDormand asked all the female nominees in the audience to stand—from actors, to directors, to writers. She challenged film financiers to see that women have stories to tell and projects that need funding. 

Relief is underway for northern Arizonans starved for foreign films and independent documentaries. The 18th annual Sedona Film Festival gets underway Saturday. And with it comes the opening of a new year round art movie venue, the Mary D. Fischer Theatre. Sedona Film Festival executive director Patrick Schweiss says he has big plans.