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SPIRITS in the Forest
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join theaters around the world to present a world premiere of “Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest” on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
Across 2017/2018 Depeche Mode embarked on their Global Spirit Tour, in which they performed to more than 3 million fans at 115 shows across the globe. This new visually-striking film, directed by award-winning filmmaker and longtime artistic collaborator Anton Corbijn, captures the energy and spectacle of the band’s performance from the tour along with a deeper look into how their music and shows have been woven into the fabric of their fans’ lives.
Through the deeply emotional stories of six special Depeche Mode fans, the film shows not only how and why the band’s popularity and relevance has continued to grow over the course of their career, but provides a unique look into music’s incredible power to build communities, enable people to overcome adversity, and create connections across the boundaries of language, location, gender, age, and circumstance.
Artfully shot and expertly edited, “Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest” goes beyond the typical concert film, weaving together exhilarating musical performances, filmed at the final shows of the Global Spirit Tour in Berlin’s famed Waldbühne (“Forest Stage”), with intimate documentary footage filmed in fans’ hometowns across the globe.
“I’m exceptionally proud to share this film and the powerful story that it tells,” said Dave Gahan, of Depeche Mode. “It’s amazing to see the very real ways that music has impacted the lives of our fans.”
Added Martin Gore, “In today’s world of turmoil and divisiveness, music really can be a force for good and can bring people together.”
“Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest” will show at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12.50 for Film Festival members and students. 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.