FILMS - BY DATE - TUESDAY, JANUARY 25TH, 2005

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11:30AM
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.

2:00PM
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.

3:00PM
Feature
Eccles Theatre
HEIGHTS
Director: Chris Terrio
Screenwriters: Amy Fox, Chris Terrio
Cast: Glenn Close, Jesse Bradford, James Marsden, Elizabeth Banks

(USA, 2004, 93 min., color, 35mm) In this sophisticated ensemble piece taking place over a 24-hour period in New York City, James Marsden and Jesse Bradford play two points of a complicated love triangle, while Glenn Close and Elizabeth Banks star as mother and daughter in the latest Ismail Merchant production.

5:30PM
Short
Library Center Theatre
BEING BAD (precedes 5th WORLD)
Director/Writer: Laurence Coriat
(UK/France, 2004, 10 min., color, 35mm) Bathed in the sun of Marseille, three teenagers—one a rent boy—form a ménage-a-trois in a poetic portrayal of the quest for love and family.

6:15PM
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.

8:30PM
Feature
Library Center Theatre
THE SALON
Director/Screenwriter: Mark Brown
Cast: Vivica A. Fox, Garrett Morris, Kym Whitley

(USA, 2004, 92 min., color, 35mm) The owner of an African American hair salon (Vivica A. Fox) finds romance as she struggles to keep her business afloat in this hilarious comedy that also deals with serious issues such as racism, homophobia, sex, and politics.

9:30PM
Feature
Peery’s Egyptian Theater, Ogden
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).

9:30PM
Feature
Tower Theatre, 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
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.

11:30PM
Feature
Treasure Mountain Inn, Main 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.

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

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