FILMS - BY DATE - SUNDAY, JANUARY 23RD, 2005

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8:30AM
Feature
Prospector Square 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.

9:00AM
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.

10:00AM
Feature
Treasure Mountain Inn, DigiScreen HD Screening Room
SLEDGE: THE UNTOLD STORY
Director: Brad Martin
Cast: David Leitch

(USA, 2004, 86 min., color, Sony HD Cam) This hilarious mockumentary takes a peek into the tumultuous life of Frank Sledge, a former exotic dancer turned world famous action film star.


10:00AM
Short
The 608 Gallery
WHAT GROWN-UPS KNOW (in Slamdance Shorts Block 4)
Director: Jonathan Wald
(Australia, 2004, 30 min., color, 35mm) A teenage boy on the run with his mother seeks refuge by seducing the male manager of an RV park.

Noon
Feature
Eccles Theatre
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).

12 Noon
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.

12 Noon
Short
Trolley Square Cinemas A, SLC
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.

12:15PM
Short
Holiday Village Cinema III
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.

12:15PM
Short
Holiday Village Cinema III
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.

3:30PM
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.

3:45PM
Short
Broadway Centre Cinemas 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.

3:45PM
Feature
Broadway Centre Cinemas 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 film paints a portrait of the City of Brotherly Love that personifies the trials and tribulations of the human spirit.

3:45PM
Feature
Trolley Square Cinemas B, SLC
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.

5:30PM
Feature
Holiday Village Cinema II
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”).

5:30PM
Feature
Prospector Square 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.


6:30PM
Feature
Treasure Mountain Inn, Main Screening Room
FOUR EYED MONSTERS
Directors/Screenwriters: Arin Crumley, Susan Buice
Cast: Arin Crumley, Susan Buice, Joe Griffin, Mark Scrivo, Brad Calcaterra

(USA, 2004, 85 min., color, Sony HD Cam) This multimedia extravaganza uses its own film language to explore the fear of becoming mediocre, the difficulty in finding inspiration, and anxiety surrounding emotional intimacy.

6:30PM
Feature
Peery’s Egyptian Theatre in Ogden
HAPPY ENDINGS
Director/Screenwriter: Don Roos
Cast: Tom Arnold, Jesse Bradford, Bobby Cannavale, Laura Dern, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lisa Kudr
ow
(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.

6:45PM
Feature
Trolley Square Cinemas B, SLC
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.

8:30PM
Feature
Murray Theatre
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.

9:15PM
Short
Holiday Village Cinema III
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.


9:30PM
Feature
Eccles Theatre
THE JACKET*
Director: John Maybury
Screenwriter: Massy Tadjedin
Cast: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kelly Lynch, Daniel Craig

(USA, 2004, 102 min., color, 35mm) In the latest offering from producers George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh, a young amnesiac Gulf War veteran (Adrien Brody) finds himself accused of murder and the subject of a controversial experimental treatment in a mental hospital. Directed by John Maybury (LOVE IS THE DEVIL).


9:30PM
Feature
Peery’s Egyptian Theatre in Ogden
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.


9:30PM
Feature
Tower Theatre, SLC
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.

9:45PM
Short
Broadway Centre Cinemas V, SLC
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.

10:30PM
Feature
Broadway Centre Cinemas VI, SLC
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).

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

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