Sedona Movie Fest presents ‘A Name To Spy’ premiere Oct. 2-8 | Sedona.Biz
Sarah Megan Thomas and Stana Katic direct the cast of a new drama at the Fisher Theater
Sedona AZ (September 23, 2020) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “A Call To Spy” October 2-8 at the Mary D. Fisher Theater.
Ordinary women. Extraordinary heroes.
At the beginning of World War II, when Britain was becoming desperate, Churchill ordered his new espionage agency – “SOE” – to recruit and train women as spies. Her daunting mission: sabotage and resist.
Vera Atkins (Stana Katic), SOE’s “Spymistress”, recruits two unusual candidates: Virginia Hall (Sarah Megan Thomas), an ambitious American with a peg leg, and Noor Inayat Khan (played by Radhika Apte), a Muslim pacifist. Together, these women help undermine the Nazi regime in France and leave behind an unmistakable legacy.
Inspired by true events, “A Call To Spy” draws on SOE, OSS (forerunner of the CIA) and CIA files as well as interviews with living relatives.
“While I have enjoyed many films about the heroism of soldiers who risk their lives in wartime, these films usually focus on the men,” said writer, producer, and star Sarah Megan Thomas. “When I found out about the ‘Lady Spies’ in Churchill’s Secret Army and found that their stories are still ‘secret’ to most of the world, I knew ‘A Call To Spy’ had to be done.”
“Through these women’s stories, I also wanted ‘A Call To Spy’ to explore the power of resistance – even in the face of failure,” Thomas continued. “Most of this film is set at the beginning of the war when the Allies lost. Women were recruited as an experiment because it was believed that they would be normal. These “spies” risked their lives before there was an established spy circle and before anyone knew what they were doing. They were told they had no more than a 50/50 chance of survival. Yet these brave women refused to accept the evil of the moment and understood that even in the most difficult of circumstances, they must do something. Individual actions can make a difference. That was true then and is true today. “
“A Call To Spy” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theater October 2-8. The playing times are Friday, Sunday and Monday, October 2nd, 4th and 5th, 4pm. and Wednesday and Thursday, October 7th and 8th, 7pm.
Tickets are $ 12 or $ 9 for members of the film festival. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theater and film festival offices are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A in West Sedona. More information is available at: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.