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Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join theaters around the world to present a one-night only theatrical event: “Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas” on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
On Tuesday, Sept. 10, the wait will be over: “The Testaments”, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale”, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.
The publication of Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression.
Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.
“Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.” – Margaret Atwood
Women’s rights, female empowerment and resistance are at the core of Atwood’s story and in partnership with Equality Now these events will take on the issues faced by women in today’s world with vivid imagination and unflinching clarity.
With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humor and intellect.
“Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas” will show at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Tuesday, Sept. 10 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.