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logo_SIFFWoody Harrelson stars as former President in Rob Reiner film at Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (December 6, 2017) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the critically-acclaimed new film “LBJ” showing Dec. 15-20 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“LBJ” — directed by Rob Reiner — features an all-star ensemble cast including Woody Harrelson, Richard Jenkins, Bill Pullman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Michael Stahl-David.

After powerful Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson (Woody Harrelson) loses the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination to Senator John F. Kennedy (Jeffrey Donovan), he agrees to be his young rival’s running mate. But once they win the election, despite his extensive legislative experience and shrewd political instincts, Johnson finds himself sidelined in the role of vice president.

That all changes on Nov. 22, 1963, when Kennedy is assassinated and Johnson, with his devoted wife Lady Bird (Jennifer Jason Leigh) by his side, is suddenly thrust into the presidency.

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As the nation mourns, Johnson must contend with longtime adversary Attorney General Bobby Kennedy (Michael Stahl-David) and one-time mentor Georgia Senator Richard Russell (Richard Jenkins) as he seeks to honor JFK’s legacy by championing the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.

“LBJ” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Dec. 15-20. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on FridaySaturday and Monday, Dec. 15, 16 and 18; and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 17, 19 and 20.

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. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.