The Prescott Film Festival kicks of an exciting week with enticing afternoon of dark wines and dark visions. Sunday afternoon’s 3 pm wine tasting will “spill” over into the theater, where, at 4:30, we will screen an Orson Welles classic, The Lady from Shanghai. Mr. Welles daughter, Beatrice Welles, is scheduled to answer questions following the film.
Monday’s feature Last Cab to Darwin, follows Rex, an aging loner, on an epic drive through the Australian outback, from Broken Hill to Darwin, to die on his own terms. But his journey reveals that before you can end your life, you have to live it — and to live it, you’ve got to share it. Preceded by the short film Last Days. 7 pm.
Tuesday’s film has been compared to the art from American painter Maxfield Parrish. La belle et la Bete (Beauty and the Beast) is a unique French take on the classic story with twists, turns and fantastic CGI. An unexpected romance blooms after the youngest daughter of a merchant offers herself to the mysterious beast to whom her father has become indebted. Léa Seydoux’s performance stands out in this production with English subtitles. 7 pm.