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Free Archaeology Films
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to partner with the Verde Valley Archaeology Center to present a free film series celebrating National Archaeology Month on Wednesday, March 13. There will be one show at 4 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
The March 13 event will feature “Impact of the Frolic” and “Chartres: Light Reborn”.
Impact of the Frolic (documentary, 24 minutes)
In the summer of 1984, archaeologist Thomas Layton unearthed some unexpected Chinese artifacts at a Native American site in Mendocino County. Driven to discover their origins, Dr. Layton set out on a quest to solve the riddle of the mysterious potsherds. What he eventually uncovered was a story of vast cultural connections and a shipwreck that impacted California forever.
Chartres: Light Reborn (documentary, from France with English subtitles, 52 minutes)
Chartres Cathedral, an icon of French Gothic architecture, underwent restoration between June 2014 and October 2016 of the nave, the stained-glass windows on each side, and the first statues in the ambulatory. The most spectacular and representative areas of the cathedral, the nave, with its soaring 35 meter walls and the windows surrounding it, is reputedly the largest collection of 13th century stained glass in Europe under one roof. This documentary tells the story of the restorers, archeologists, scientists, and architects who worked to complete this vast project. They share their passion behind the scenes for this exceptional historical and cultural site.
Ken Zoll — director of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center — will lead a discussion and Q&A session after the screenings.
The free Archaeology film series will show at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Wednesday, March 13 at 4 p.m. For your free 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.