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How to Come Alive
with Norman Mailer

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “How to Come Alive with Norman Mailer” showing July 5-11 at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre.

“How to Come Alive with Norman Mailer” explores the rollercoaster life of America’s most controversial and bestselling author of the 20th Century, Norman Mailer.

Propelled by his tremendous ego and contrarian spirit, Mailer’s ceaseless visibility in the public eye lasted 6 decades, during which he had 6 tumultuous marriages, 9 beloved children, 11 bestsellers, 3 arrests, and 2 Pulitzer Prizes.

Prophet, hedonist, violent criminal, literary outlaw, and social provocateur, Mailer’s ideas about love, anger, fear, and courage cut to the core of human nature, are more relevant than ever today, and point to a prescription for waking ourselves up, shaking free of society’s expectations, and coming alive as a people.

The first project with full access to Mailer’s family and their archive, the film unearths a treasure trove of intimate and never-before-seen footage, outtakes, audio recordings, and interviews from throughout his life. Mailer lays himself bare, foibles and all.

As a lover, fighter, rabble-rouser, and perhaps the last true American public intellectual, he seeks most of all to become a bolder, better human being and encourages us to do the same — to think adventurously, speak fearlessly, and care less about the response… or risk a doomed future.

“How to Come Alive with Norman Mailer” will be shown at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre July 5-11. Showtimes will be Friday, Saturday and Monday, July 5, 6 and 8 at 6:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 9, 10 and 11 at 3:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. 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.



Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre
2030 W. S.R. 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States
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(928) 282-1177