The Sedona International Film Festival will present the Northern Arizona premiere of “Personal Shopper,” starring Kristen Stewart, and the encore return of “This Beautiful Fantastic” showing Friday through Wednesday, April 7 through 12, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


‘This Beautiful Fantastic’

“This Beautiful Fantastic” returns to Sedona by popular demand after a sneak peek screening at the recent Sedona International Film Festival and rave reviews by audience members. The film stars Tom Wilkinson and Jessica Brown Findlay.

Life blooms in enchanting ways.

“The Beautiful Fantastic” is a contemporary fairy tale revolving around the unlikely of friendship between a reclusive young woman with dreams of being a children’s book author and a cantankerous widower, set against the backdrop of a beautiful garden in the heart of London.

Bella Brown [Findlay] is a beautifully quirky young woman who dreams of writing and illustrating a successful children’s book.

When she is forced by her landlord to deal with her neglected garden or face eviction, she meets her nemesis, match and mentor in Alfie Stephenson [Wilkinson], a grumpy, loveless, rich old man who lives next door and happens to be an amazing horticulturalist.

“Tender, heartfelt and uplifting. An enchanting tale.” — Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru

“A pitch-perfect cast.” — Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

“This Beautiful Fantastic” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre April 7 through 12. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday and Wednesday, April 7 and 12; and 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, April 9 and 10.

‘Personal Shopper’

Following her César Award-winning performance in “Clouds of Sils Maria,” Stewart reteams with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas for this 21st-century ghost story.

By day, American in Paris Maureen [Stewart] works as a personal shopper, motorbiking around the city buying up deluxe couture for a jet-setting celebrity client. By night, she attempts to channel the spirits of the dead, hoping to make contact with her recently deceased twin brother.

When Maureen begins receiving a series of chilling, increasingly sinister text messages, it seems she may have made contact — but with whom? And what do they want?

This seductive mystery is a showcase for one of this generation’s most adventurous actresses.

“Stewart is entrancing. You can’t take your eyes off her.” — A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“A dash of pure Hitchcockian brilliance.” — Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“Pure cinema … Kristen Stewart is our most fearless modern actress.” — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“Personal Shopper” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre April 7 through 12. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Wednesday, April 7, 8 and 12; and 4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, April 10 and 11.

Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, call 282-1177. Both the theater and Film Festival office are located at 2030 W. SR 89A in West Sedona. For more information, visit SedonaFilmFestival.org.