Alto Pit Closure scheduled for Sunday. 

Sedona Film Festival 2015
 
 
There are a lot of traditions at the Sedona International Film Festival, and one of them is inviting Executive Director of the fest, Patrick Schweiss, to come speak to an Osher Lifelong Learning, (OLLI) Lunch and Learn.  The tradition happened again this year at Patrick this Wednesday to give folks a sneak peek at what’s coming up at the fest.  
 
Funny and upbeat as always, Patrick teased the audience, who were mostly 65+, about getting out of work today to come hear him speak.  Then he quickly quipped, “Yeah – 20 years ago!” giving all a good laugh.
 
Patrick made a point to champion indie film and filmmakers in general, and shared which celebrities would be attending.
 
Patrick also shared how film festivals can make a difference in unexpected ways.  Last year SIFF screened “Waiting for Mamu” produced by Susan Sarandon.  Sarandon has a goal to produce 10 films in five years that make a difference.  “Waiting for Mamu” a documentary about Pushpa Basnet, was the first of those films. Basnet, (28 at the time the documentary was shot), is a women from Nepa and the “Mamu” of the film.  In Nepal, if a parent goes to prison, the children usually go with them.  There is no outside care for them.  Pushpa has rescued more than 150 children from the floors of the prisons.  She pays the rent on a house for the children, (called “The Butterfly House”), gives them food, clothes and education.  In 2012 she was CNN’s Hero of the Year.    
 
After the film screened, one of the sponsors of the SIFF was moved by the story.  David Neishabori, a Scottsdale-based philanthropist and owner of AZADI Fine Rugs, donated a year’s rent to Pushpa for The Butterfly House.
 
Audience members were also moved by the film and, in the space of 24 hours, raised an additional $38,000 for The Butterfly House.  According to Patrick, money for the project is still coming in.  
 
 
This year the film festival is screening 163 films from February 21st – March 1st.  Though the festival will bring celebrities to the fest, Patrick stressed that the festival works to “celebrate independent film.”  And, “If you make an indie film, you are bringing your art and vision to the screen.”  If the film is not picked up for distribution, that filmmaker may lose all their money.  He urged attendees to watch for the filmmakers badges, and, when they see them to thank them for being their and sharing their films.   
 
Some of the highlights this year, along with a fantastic roster of films, will be:
 
Ed Asner will duplicate his appearance with famed director Mark Rydell at last year’s Prescott Film Festival with their two man paly, “Oxymorons.”  Asner will also do his one-man show, “FDR” on February 22nd.  
 
There will be a retrospective of Richard Dreyfuss films, including The Goodbye Girl, American Graffiti and his favorite film, Mr. Holland’s Opus.  Mr. Dreyfuss is scheduled to be at all the screenings for a Q&A.  
 
There will also be a retrospective or Orson Wells film, as this year would be his 100th birthday.  Mr. Wells daughter, Ms. Beatrice Wells, will be at the screenings for Q&A’s.  Ms. Wells is dedicated to attending, despite the fact that she is bedridden with hip problems.  She is so determined to be there that she will have a hospital bed brought on stage so she can participate.  Ms. Wells ahs hand-picked the films she wants to show because of their back stories.  Among them are “Touch of Evil” “Othello” the way Mr. Wells wanted it done.  Two documentaries will be shown on the subject of Mr. Wells and his films:  “The Battle Over Citizen Kane” (followed later in the festival by a screening of “Citizen Kane” and “The Making of the Other Side of the Wind.”  For this show, Pat McMahon is scheduled to attend also.  Yes, for all you AZ natives, “that” wonderful Pat McMahon of “Wallace and Ladmo” fame.  He is in the film.  
 
“The Other Side of the Wind” is the last film Mr. Wells ever did, and it has never been released.  It is scheduled to complete post-production in time for this years Cannes Film Festival, where it will have it’s world premier, May 6th, 2015.  That would have been the 100th birthday of Orson Wells.  
 
The full program and list of films is on their website at http://www.sedonafilmfestival.org/.  
 
Here's an interview with Patrick Schweiss from 2013. 
 
 
 
 

The City of Prescott is sponsoring display of The Traveling Vietnam Wall from March 19 through March 22, 2015, near Dillard’s at The Gateway Mall, off Highway 69 in Prescott.

 


Kayla's parents speak with grief, but show no anger.

Spelling the word, "precipice" properly, Tanner Dodt wins the 2015 Yavapai County Spelling Bee.

          

Supervisors plan to change the regular meeting day.

While some members of Congress are proposing a national legalization of marijuana, Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk is mustering forces to oppose legalization of recreational usage in Arizona. 
 
While some members of Congress are proposing a national legalization of marijuana, Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk is mustering forces to oppose legalization of recreational usage in Arizona. 

US House members Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced legislation on Friday, proposing that marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes uniformly across the country. They also propose that it be taxed like tobacco and alcohol, bringing an estimated $10 billion to the federal coffers. 

 
Tim Devaney, in his report for The Hill, "House bills would legalize recreational marijuana," said that The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, introduced by Polis, would remove pot from a list of federally banned drugs. Blumenauer's bill, the Marijuana Tax Revenue Act would establish a federal tax structure for recreational pot, although it would not include medical marijuana.
 
Blumenauer proposes an initial rate of 10%, gradually raising it to 25%. Between the taxes, and the elimination of costs  associated with incarcerating people for possession, he estimates $10 billion annually in revenue and savings. 
 
 
 
 
 
Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk has a different perspective. As a leader in the fight against the full legalization of marijuana in Arizona, Polk is adamant that marijuana is dangerous and should not be legalized for recreational use. As one of the founders of the nationally recognized MATForce organization, Polk speaks across the state about the issue. 
 
In 2010, Arizona voters approved legalizing marijuana for medical use only. It passed by less than 5,000 votes. Since then,  MATForce says that the effect on Arizona youth has been dramatic. Now it is expected that another ballot initiative in 2016 will be voted on in an attempt to legalize marijuana for recreational use. 
 
In response, MATForce began a campaign called, 'Marijuana Harmless? Think Again." Focused on the dangers that marijuana presents to youth, the campaign makes the case that the substance is addictive and has a high potential for abuse. Indeed, according to the Think Again campaign data, "The 2012 Arizona Youth Survey showed that 12% of Arizona youth are illegally obtaining marijuana from cardholders."
 
 And, even though there is a popular belief that one cannot become addicted to marijuana, Think Again's website claims,  "...treatment for marijuana dependence/addiction rose by 30% over the past decade."
 
Polk and the rest of the MATForce team are proactively working to persuade the Arizona voters that legalizing marijuana for recreational use would be a big mistake. 
 
During a January, 2015 Republican Women of Prescott (RWOP) meeting, Polk brought a panel of speakers to discuss the topic, including:
Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk
Sally Schindel - a mother who tells about her son, Andy's, addiction to marijuana and his subsequent suicide
Dr. Ed Gogek - a Psychiatrist who explains marijuana's affect on the brain (Read his NYTimes article, A Bad Trip for Democrats)
Merilee Fowler - Executive Director of MATForce
 
 
 
You can watch that panel discussion here:
 
 
 

US House members Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced legislation on Friday, proposing that marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes uniformly across the country. They also propose that it be taxed like tobacco and alcohol, bringing an estimated $10 billion to the federal coffers. 

 
Tim Devaney, in his report for The Hill, "House bills would legalize recreational marijuana," said that The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, introduced by Polis, would remove pot from a list of federally banned drugs. Blumenauer's bill, the Marijuana Tax Revenue Act would establish a federal tax structure for recreational pot, although it would not include medical marijuana.
 
Blumenauer proposes an initial rate of 10%, gradually raising it to 25%. Between the taxes, and the elimination of costs  associated with incarcerating people for possession, he estimates $10 billion annually in revenue and savings. 
 
 
 
 
 
Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk has a different perspective. As a leader in the fight against the full legalization of marijuana in Arizona, Polk is adamant that marijuana is dangerous and should not be legalized for recreational use. As one of the founders of the nationally recognized MATForce organization, Polk speaks across the state about the issue. 
 
In 2010, Arizona voters approved legalizing marijuana for medical use only. It passed by less than 5,000 votes. Since then,  MATForce says that the effect on Arizona youth has been dramatic. Now it is expected that another ballot initiative in 2016 will be voted on in an attempt to legalize marijuana for recreational use. 
 
In response, MATForce began a campaign called, 'Marijuana Harmless? Think Again." Focused on the dangers that marijuana presents to youth, the campaign makes the case that the substance is addictive and has a high potential for abuse. Indeed, according to the Think Again campaign data, "The 2012 Arizona Youth Survey showed that 12% of Arizona youth are illegally obtaining marijuana from cardholders."
 
 And, even though there is a popular belief that one cannot become addicted to marijuana, Think Again's website claims,  "...treatment for marijuana dependence/addiction rose by 30% over the past decade."
 
Polk and the rest of the MATForce team are proactively working to persuade the Arizona voters that legalizing marijuana for recreational use would be a big mistake. 
 
During a January, 2015 Republican Women of Prescott (RWOP) meeting, Polk brought a panel of speakers to discuss the topic, including:
Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk
Sally Schindel - a mother who tells about her son, Andy's, addiction to marijuana and his subsequent suicide
Dr. Ed Gogek - a Psychiatrist who explains marijuana's affect on the brain (Read his NYTimes article, A Bad Trip for Democrats)
Merilee Fowler - Executive Director of MATForce
 
 
 
You can watch that panel discussion here:
 
 
 
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