Arizona readers! Come visit me at the EQUUS Film Festival Tour Stop in Sedona May 2 - 4, 2019 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. As the event's official equine author and hostess, I'll meet with readers and sign copies of my EQUUS Film Festival literary award-winning books, In the Reins and Cowboy Away. I can't wait to watch all the fantastic horse movies that will be screened during the event. Can you hear my spurs jingling?
The EQUUS Film Festival is the world’s premiere showcase for domestic and International equestrian content feature films, documentaries, shorts, music videos, commercials, training, educational materials, art & literature. Read on for more about the Tour Stop, view the program, watch the movie trailers, and buy your tickets!
EQUUS FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SEDONA AZ TOUR STOP 2019
The SEDONA Tour Stop of 2019 will be held in Sedona Arizona May 2 – 4, 2019. A collection of equine feature films and documentaries from the EQUUS Film Festival in New York City will be screened.
The EQUUS Film Festival SEDONA Tour Stop will host seven blocks of films beginning on Thursday afternoon at the Mary D. Fisher Theater, 2030 W AZ-89A, Sedona, AZ. Films will run through Saturday evening. Patrick Schweiss, Executive Director of the theater said that he is “Thrilled to be hosting the EQUUS Film Festival SEDONA Tour Stop again this year."
Spotlight On EQUUS Film Festival Films
The focus this year will be on the SPOTLIGHT Rescue Series documentary “Hold Your Horses: The Limit Of The Law”. The documentary is a follow up to the continuing story of the mistreatment of the Havasupai Horses and the ongoing efforts to bring an end to their abusive treatment. SAVE Havasupai Horses founder Susan Ash and Arizona cinematographer Rob White will be on hand along with filmmaker Julianne Neal for a Q & A after the film screens.
Highlighted in the festival will be a collection of short documentaries covering “Healing Through Horses”. The World Premiere of “Mustang Warriors”, a 90-minute-long documentary, from filmmaker David Glossberg features using Mustang horses in rehab programs for veterans suffering from PTSD.
“A Pony And His Boy: The Story Of Berry & Josh” a story about an 8-year-old boy with DOWN Syndrome and his 28-year-old pony will also be showcased along with a collection of inspirational and inspiring shorts from the EQUUS Film Festival in New York City.
“Desert Flight” a Love Letter to the sport of Show Jumping and Obstacles, from Dutch filmmaker Annette van Trigt, will screen for the jumper enthusiast in the audience.
For a taste of International horseback riding, the screenings will include Boy Nomad, "The Gobi Gallop" (The Longest Annual Charity Horseback Ride in the World The annual 700 km across Mongolia ride to benefit the Veloo Foundation), and Daughters Of The Polo God, an inspiring story of a young women’s polo team from India, directed by Indian filmmaker Roopa Barua.
The Great Flip-Off from filmmaker Dafna Yachin, chronicles the end of circus for a handful of bareback legends and their families. "Their Last Ride" documentary, created by Neta Ryhne, a "Trail Of Tears" direct descendant Cherokee woman’s' personal journey that informs & reflects into the world of horse slaughter. Bringing awareness to the issues affecting horses, both Wild & Domestic, connecting people to the spirit of the horse through multicultural participation and co-creation through all the ARTS. Neta will be on hand to talk about all of her ongoing projects to save the horses.
On Saturday morning May 4 Bruce Anderson, star of the documentary “The Edge”, will present his “Natural Humanship” method of working with children and horses.
SEDONA Tour Stop Official Artist Melody DeBenedictis from Running Horse Studios will be in attendance with a selection of her artwork as well as entertaining us with her beautiful music!
Watch Last Year's Highlights!
ABOUT SEDONA ARIZONA: Located in Arizona’s high desert under the towering southwestern rim of the vast Colorado Plateau, the city of Sedona is blessed with four mild seasons marked by abundant sunshine and clean air. Ideally, the annual average high and low temperatures are 74.7 and 45.7 degrees, respectively. Almost the entire world knows that Sedona, strategically situated at the mouth of spectacular Oak Creek Canyon, is a unique place. Characterized by massive red-rock formations, as well as the contrasting riparian areas of Oak Creek Canyon, the area surrounding this beloved community is considered at least as beautiful as many national parks.
ABOUT THE EQUUS FILM FESTIVAL: The seventh annual EQUUS Film Festival will take December 2019 in New York City. EQUUS Film Festival is the first event of its kind to offer a home to the storytellers of the horse world, with films, documentaries, videos, commercials and shorts from around the world and cultural elements of fine equestrian art and literature.
Founded in 2013 by Lisa Diersen, Director/Organizer, an avid equestrian, who has spent her life in the company of horses. The festival was joined by Diana De Rosa, and international equine photographer and journalist in 2015, as Co-Organizer of the NYC Festival.
The EQUUS Film Festival highlights and rewards the diverse and creative efforts of those who pay artistic homage to the horse. Lisa’s mission is to show the world how horses can bring everyone together regardless of race, age, gender, abilities or disabilities. She presently raises, trains and loves Lusitano horses in Maple Park, Illinois. The EQUUS Film Festival is now available ON-DEMAND, streaming to all your devices.
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The EQUUS Film Festival SEDONA Tour Stop will host seven blocks of films beginning on Thursday afternoon at the Mary D. Fisher Theater, 2030 W AZ-89A, Sedona, AZ. Films will run through Saturday evening.
Honored to be the Sedona Tour Stop Hostess!
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