FILMS - BY DATE - FRIDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2005

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8:30AM
Short
Prospector Square Theatre
PURA LENGUA (ALL TONGUE) (in Shorts Program V)
Director: Aurora Guerrero
(USA, 2004, 11 min., color, Sony HD Cam) After suffering heartbreak, a young lesbian Chicana poet begins to heal through her art.


9:15AM
Feature
Eccles Theatre
HAPPY ENDINGS
Director/Screenwriter: Don Roos
Cast: Tom Arnold, Jesse Bradford, Bobby Cannavale, Laura Dern, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lisa Kudrow

(USA, 2004, 128 min., color, 35mm) In this poignant farce from writer-director Don Roos (THE OPPOSITE OF SEX), a blackmailing filmmaker, a gay man whose partner may or may not have fathered the children of their two lesbian friends, and a young woman trying to convince her boyfriend he’s not gay find they have quite a bit in common.

11:30AM
Short
Holiday Village Cinema II
SMALL TOWN SECRETS (precedes THE JOY OF LIFE)
Director: Katherine Leggett
(USA, 2004, 8 min., color, Sony HD Cam) This autobiographical short documentary chronicles growing up with closeted gay parents in a small Midwestern town.

11:30AM
Feature
Holiday Village Cinema II
THE JOY OF LIFE
Director/Screenwriter: Jenni Olson
Cast: Voices of Harriet "Harry" Dodge, Lawrence Ferlinghetti

(USA, 2004, 7 min., color, 16mm) Through poetry, stark historical facts, and lesbian lust, Jenni Olson’s debut feature paints a portrait of the City of Brotherly Love that personifies the trials and tribulations of the human spirit.

11:30AM
Short
Library Center Theatre
BILLY’S DAD IS A FUDGE-PACKER (in Shorts Program VI)
Director/Writer: Jamie Donahue
(USA, 2004, 10 min., b/w, Sony HD Cam) When it comes to fudge-packing is it like father, like son? That’s the question in little Billy’s mind in this parody of the 1950s mental hygiene film. Features Robert Gant.

11:30AM
Short
Library Center Theatre
UN DIA EN LA VIDA (in Shorts Program VI)
Director: Marco Orsini
(USA, 2004, 9 min., 35mm) A 55-year-old woman who tends to her disabled husband and runs a struggling motel encounters a new challenge when her drug addict daughter leaves a young boy in her care.

11:30AM
Feature
Racquet Club Theatre
LOGGERHEADS
Director/Screenwriter: Tim Kirkman
Cast: Bonnie Hunt, Kip Pardue, Tess Harper, Michael Learned, Michael Kelly, Chris Sarandon

(USA, 2004, 101 min., color & b/w, 35mm) Director Tim Kirkman (DEAR JESSE) masterfully composes three stories in this powerful drama set along the coast of North Carolina. In one, Mark, an environmentalist working to save endangered loggerhead turtles, must overcome his fear of commitment when he meets George, a local motel owner.

12:15PM
Feature
Holiday Village Cinema III
ROOM*
Director/Screenwriter: Kyle Henry
Cast: Cyndi Williams, Kenneth Wayne Bradley, Alexandra Kiester, Jacqui Cross, Gretchen Krich, Carlos Treviño

(USA, 2004, 80 min., color, Sony HD Cam) Kyle Henry fashions a surreal, psychological landscape in which a working mother of two, trapped in a dead-end existence in Texas, begins having visions of a room, both stark and industrial. As her visions become more powerful, she abandons her life and family to pursue something that may or may not be imagined.

1:00PM
Feature
Screening Room at Sundance Village
RING OF FIRE: THE EMILE GRIFFITH STORY
Directors: Dan Klores, Ron Berger
(USA, 2004, 87 min., color & b/w, Sony HD Cam) Exploration of the controversial incident of six-time world welterweight boxing champ and closeted homosexual Emile Griffith, who beat Benny “Kid” Paret to death in a 1962 match after Paret called him “maricon” (the Spanish word for “faggot”).

3:00PM
Short
Egyptian Theatre
WITH DIVA (CON DIVA) (precedes LILA SAYS)
Director: Sebastian Mantilla
(Spain, 2003, 7 min., Sony HD Cam) A flamboyant Muslim man arrives to the Spanish coast and struggles to be himself in the poetry of the night and the reality of daylight.

4:00PM
Feature
Screening Room at Sundance Village
SAVING FACE
Director/Screenwriter: Alice Wu
Cast: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec

(USA, 2004, 98 min., color, 35mm) A young Chinese American medical resident embarks on her first lesbian affair with a sexy ballet dancer and gets an unexpected surprise when her mother turns up on her doorstep and announces she’s pregnant.


5:30PM
Feature
Library Center Theatre
RIZE*
Director: David LaChapelle
(USA, 2004, 84 min., color, Sony HD Cam) Acclaimed photographer David LaChapelle captures the beginnings of a new form of artistic expression emanating from the streets of South Central Los Angeles referred to as "krumping." Centering his story on the man responsible for the krumping movement, LaChapelle adeptly conveys the transformative power of art and dance.


6:00PM
Short
Egyptian Theatre
WITH WHAT SHALL I WASH IT? (¿CON QUÉ LA LAVARÉ?) (precedes UNCONSCIOUS)
Director: María Trénor
(Spain, 2003, 10 min., color, 35mm) The gay fringe artists of the late 1970s are paid homage to through exquisite and erotic animation.

6:15PM
Feature
Holiday Village Cinema III
THE EDUCATION OF SHELBY KNOX
Directors: Marion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt
(USA, 2004, 74 min., color, Sony HD Cam) Documentary about a Lubbock, Texas high school sophomore who joins forces with gay and lesbian students to overturn their school’s outdated “Abstinence Until Married” sex education policy.

6:45PM
Short
Broadway Centre Cinema V, SLC
SMALL TOWN SECRETS (precedes THE JOY OF LIFE)
Director: Katherine Leggett
(USA, 2004, 8 min., color, Sony HD Cam) This autobiographical short documentary chronicles growing up with closeted gay parents in a small Midwestern town.

6:45PM
Feature
Broadway Centre Cinema V, SLC
THE JOY OF LIFE
Director/Screenwriter: Jenni Olson
Cast: Voices of Harriet "Harry" Dodge, Lawrence Ferlinghetti

(USA, 2004, 7 min., color, 16mm) Through poetry, stark historical facts, and lesbian lust, Jenni Olson’s debut feature paints a portrait of the City of Brotherly Love that personifies the trials and tribulations of the human spirit.

7:00PM
Short
Holiday Village Cinema IV
PURA LENGUA (ALL TONGUE) (in Shorts Program V)
Director: Aurora Guerrero
(USA, 2004, 11 min., color, Sony HD Cam) After suffering heartbreak, a young lesbian Chicana poet begins to heal through her art.

7:00PM
Feature
Screening Room at Sundance Village
HAPPY ENDINGS
Director/Screenwriter: Don Roos
Cast: Tom Arnold, Jesse Bradford, Bobby Cannavale, Laura Dern, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lisa Kudrow

(USA, 2004, 128 min., color, 35mm) In this poignant farce from writer-director Don Roos (THE OPPOSITE OF SEX), a blackmailing filmmaker, a gay man whose partner may or may not have fathered the children of their two lesbian friends, and a young woman trying to convince her boyfriend he’s not gay find they have quite a bit in common.

8:30PM
Feature
Racquet Club
FORTY SHADES OF BLUE*
Director: Ira Sachs
Screenwriters: Michael Rohatyn, Ira Sachs
Cast: Rip Torn, Dina Korzun, Darren Burrows, Paprika Steen, Red West, Jenny O'Hara

(USA, 2004, 107 min., color, 35mm) A Russian woman lives a comfortable but stifling existence opposite her aging yet legendary music producer husband. When his estranged son unexpectedly returns, she is suddenly confronted by the tenuous nature of her marriage. Directed by Ira Sachs (THE DELTA).

9:00PM
Feature
Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC
BALLETS RUSSES
Directors: Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine
(USA, 2005, 120 min., color & b/w, Sony HD Cam) BALLETS RUSSES brilliantly captures the glitz, glamour, and ultimate downfall of the modern dance troupe that galvanized ballet as an art form and collaborated with some of the most influential artists of the 20th century, including choreographers George Balanchine and Agnes De Mille, and artists Picasso and Cocteau.

9:30PM
Feature
Eccles Theatre
INSIDE DEEP THROAT
Directors/Screenwriters: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
(USA, 2004, 90 min., color & b/w, 35mm) Directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE) examine the profound impact the infamous adult film INSIDE DEEP THROAT had on American culture and sexual mores. Supplying insight are the film’s stars Linda Lovelace and Harry Reams, along with Gore Vidal and John Waters.


10:00PM
Feature
Screening Room at Sundance Village
HAPPY ENDINGS
Director/Screenwriter: Don Roos
Cast: Tom Arnold, Jesse Bradford, Bobby Cannavale, Laura Dern, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lisa Kudrow

(USA, 2004, 128 min., color, 35mm) In this poignant farce from writer-director Don Roos (THE OPPOSITE OF SEX), a blackmailing filmmaker, a gay man whose partner may or may not have fathered the children of their two lesbian friends, and a young woman trying to convince her boyfriend he’s not gay find they have quite a bit in common.

11:30PM
Feature
Treasure Mountain Inn, Main Screening Room
RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS*
Director: Carlene Cordova
Writers: Carlene Cordova, Cliff Broadway

(USA, 2004, 95 min., color, Sony HD Cam) Documentary explores the undying influence of J.R.R. Tolkien’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS on Western culture and uncovers “RINGERS*”—die-hard followers of Tolkien’s work and worlds—in all walks of life.

11:30PM
Feature
Library Center Theatre
ROOM*
Director/Screenwriter: Kyle Henry
Cast: Cyndi Williams, Kenneth Wayne Bradley, Alexandra Kiester, Jacqui Cross, Gretchen Krich, Carlos Treviño

(USA, 2004, 80 min., color, Sony HD Cam) Kyle Henry fashions a surreal, psychological landscape in which a working mother of two, trapped in a dead-end existence in Texas, begins having visions of a room, both stark and industrial. As her visions become more powerful, she abandons her life and family to pursue something that may or may not be imagined.

* titles represent films with no queer-content; however, the filmmaker(s) identifies as LGBT

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