FILMS - BY DATE - SATURDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 2005


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9:00AM
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.

10:00AM
Short
The 608 Gallery
MULBERRY COMMONS (in Slamdance Shorts Block 1)
Directors: Michael Lucid, Amanda Quinn
(USA, 2004, 4 min., color, MiniDV) The gender-bending co-eds of the boarding school Mulberry Commons are atwitter when a special guest--a gay man!--comes to speak at their school assembly.

11:30AM
Feature
Library Center 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.


Noon
Feature
Eccles 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.

Noon
Feature
Main Street Mall, 333 Main Street, Park City
THE THIRD SOCIETY
Director: J.A. Steel
Cast: J.A. Steel, Shannon Clay

(USA, 2002, 84 min., color, DVD) A young girl witnesses the murder of her parents by the Asian mafia. Twenty-five years later she’s an ass-kicking, gun-wielding LAPD officer with a thirst for revenge when the same mobsters kidnap her sister. www.parkcityfilmmusicfestival.com

2:30PM
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.

2:30PM
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.

2:30PM
Feature
Prospector Square Theatre
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”).

2:30PM
Feature
Racquet Club Theatre
PRETTY PERSUASION
Director: Marcos Siega
Screenwriter: Skander Halim
Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Ron Livingston, James Woods, Jane Krakowski, Selma Blair

(USA, 2004, 105 min., color, 35mm) Set at an elite Beverly Hills high school, Kimberly (Evan Rachel Wood), a student with duplicitous charm and seductress of both men and women, proves just how easy it is to get what you want in this scathingly funny satire. Jane Krakowski plays a lesbian news reporter.

3:00PM
Short
Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC
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.

3:00PM
Short
Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC
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.

3:00PM
Feature
Trolley Square Cinemas A, SLC
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.

3:15PM
Short
Holiday Village Cinema III
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.


5:00PM
Short
Temple Har Shalom Synagogue
A DIFFERENT WAR
Director: Nadav Gal
(Israel, 2003, 15 min., color, 16mm) Set in Jerusalem during the Intifada, an effeminate 4th grade boy faces his fears and takes a stand.


5:30PM
Feature
Library Center Theatre
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
Racquet Club Theatre
THE DYING GAUL
Director/Screenwriter: Craig Lucas, based on his play
Cast: Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, Campbell Scott

(USA, 2004, 105 min., color, 35mm) A struggling screenwriter (Peter Sarsgaard) makes a Faustian bargain with a ruthless Hollywood producer when he agrees to change the main character in his screenplay from a gay man with AIDS to a heterosexual woman facing a similar fate.

6:00PM
Feature
Trolley Square Cinemas A, SLC
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.

6:00PM
Feature
Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC
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.

7:30PM
Feature
Trolley Square Cinemas C, SLC
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.


9:00PM
Feature
Trolley Square Cinemas A, SLC
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.

9:00PM
Feature
Treasure Mountain Inn, Main Screening Room
ON THE OUTS
Directors: Lori Silverbush, Michael Skolnik
Screenwriter: Lori Silverbush
Cast: Anny Mariano, Judy Marte, Paola Mendoza

(USA, 2004, 86 min., color, Sony HD Cam Based on true stories of inner-city girls, ON THE OUTS follows the ups and downs of three Jersey City teenage girls, including Oz (the riveting Judy Marte from RAISING VICTOR VARGAS), a drug dealer and lesbian struggling to keep her family together.

9:30PM
Feature
Tower Theatre, SLC
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
Short
Holiday Village Cinema IV
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.

10:30PM
Feature
Trolley Square Cinemas C, SLC
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.

11:30PM
Feature
Holiday Village Cinema II
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.

Midnight
Feature
Egyptian 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.

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

 

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