The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning new film “A Private War” Jan. 11-16 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
“A Private War” – based on a true story – features an award-winning all-star cast, including Academy Award-nominees Rosamund Pike and Stanley Tucci, and Jamie Dornan and Tom Hollander.
“A Private War” was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Actress for Rosamund Pike and Best Original Song.
In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado.
After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her – along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) – to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, “A Private War” is brought to the screen by Academy Award-nominee and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.
“Authentically moving … anchored by Rosamund Pike’s powerhouse lead performance.” – The New York Times
“Oscar buzz: Rosamund Pike gives a raw, powerful performance.” – People Weekly
“’A Private War’ is immediately an Oscar contender.” – PBS
“Spectacular!” – Variety
“Electrifying!” – Daily Mail
“A Private War” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Jan. 11-16. Showtimes will be 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11; 7 p.m. on Sunday and Wednesday, Jan. 13 and 16; and 4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 14 and 15.
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.