The Sedona International Film Festival presents the Northern Arizona premiere of “The Trip to Spain” — an outrageous comedy by Michael Winterbottom, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon — showing Friday through Wednesday, Sept. 8 through 13, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Coogan and Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter.
Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for and the humor delightfully devilish.
“I like Spain. I thought the landscape would be good, I thought the food would be good. I also think the whole Don Quixote and Sancho Panza story, the most famous story from Spain, sort of fitted Steve and Rob well,” Winterbottom said.
“The funniest film of 2017. The best meals in life are worth eating thrice, and this one has been simmered in tangy new spices and aged to perfection.” — David Ehrlich, IndieWire
“Coogan and Brydon are wonderful together again.” — Alison Willmore, BuzzFeed
“Delightful ... a franchise worth celebrating!” — Jason Bailey, FlavorWire
“The Trip to Spain” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sept. 8 through 13. Showtimes will be 4 and 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8; and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 9, 12 and 13.
Tickets are $12 or $9 for Film Festival members. Call 282-1177 for tickets and more information. Both the theater and film festival office are at 2030 W. State Route 89A in West Sedona. Visit SedonaFilmFestival.org for more information.