FILMS - BY DATE - MONDAY, JANUARY 24TH, 2005


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9:15AM
Feature
Eccles 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.

10:00AM
Feature
Treasure Mountain Inn, DigiScreen HD 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.

12 Noon
Feature
Eccles 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.

2:30PM
Feature
Library Center 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).


4:00PM
Feature
Screening Room, Sundance Village
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).

5:00PM
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.

5:30PM
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.

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

6:00PM
Feature
Treasure Mountain Inn, DigiScreen HD 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.

7:00PM
Feature
Murray Theatre
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.

9:00PM
Feature
Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC
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.


9:30PM
Short
Tower Theatre, SLC
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.

11:30PM
Feature
Library Center Theatre
STRANGERS WITH CANDY
Director: Paul Dinello
Screenwriters: Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris
Cast: Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Gregory Holliman, Sara Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Allison Janney, Philip Seymour Hoffman

(USA, 2004, 97 min., color, 35mm) In the feature length version of the cult television show, 46-year-old former junkie Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris) is back, emerging from prison looking for a new start in high school, only to find it’s not much different from the slammer.

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

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