FILMS - BY DATE - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26TH, 2005

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8:30AM
Feature
Library Center 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.

8:30AM
Feature
Prospector Square 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.

2:30PM
Feature
Library Center 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.

2:30PM
Feature
Prospector Square Theatre
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about a Lubbock, Texas high school sophomore who joins forces with gay and lesbian students to overturn their school’s outdated “Abstinence Until Married” sex education policy.

6:00PM
Feature
Eccles Theatre
LACKWANNA BLUES*
Director: George C. Wolfe
Screenwriter: Ruben Santiago-Hudson, based on his play
Cast: S. Epatha Merkerson, Marcus Carl Franklin, Terrence Howard, Macy Gray, Camen Ejogo, Jeffrey Wright, Jimmy Smits

(USA, 2004, 94 min., color, 35mm) In George Wolfe’s screen adaptation of the Obie Award-winning play, an orphan boy raised in an eccentric boardinghouse finds his own life is changed by the life stories of the lost, but ultimately endearing, souls who are his neighbors.

8:30PM
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.


9:00PM
Short
Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL (precedes HIGH SCHOOL RECORD)
Directors: Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn
(USA, 2004, 15 min., color, Sony HD Cam) Two loners, lost on their way to a rock concert in the desert, meet and connect over good old times.

9:30PM
Short
Peery’s Egyptian Theatre in Ogden
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
Short
Prospector Square 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.

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

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