FILMS - BY DATE - FRIDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 2005

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8:30AM
Short
Prospector Square Theatre
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.

10:00AM
Short
Main Street Mall, 2nd floor
MARRY ME: STORIES FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO WEDDINGS
Director: Eli Brown
(2004, USA, 58 min., color, DVD) The emotional tales behind four gay couples married in San Francisco, as told in their own words.

11:30AM
Feature
Racquet Club
FORT 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
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.

12:30PM
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.

1:00PM
Feature
Holiday Village Cinema IV
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
Library Center Theatre
REEFER MADNESS
Director: Andy Fickman
Screenwriters: Dan Studney, Kevin Murphy
Cast: Kristen Bell, Christian Campbell, Neve Campbell, Alan Cumming, Ana Gasteyer, Steven Weber

(USA, 2004, 108 min., color, Sony HD Cam) Adapted from his comically inspired stage musical, director Andy Fickman resurrects the infamous cautionary tale in a wild and wacky spoof of all things square. Topped off with show-stopping musical numbers and featuring a cameo by Jesus, never has a cautionary tale about the dangers of ganja been so fun.

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

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

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

8:30PM
Short
Prospector Square Theatre
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.

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
Feature
Eccles Theatre
MYSTERIOUS SKIN
Director/Screenwriter: Gregg Araki
Cast: Elizabeth Shue, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Bill Sage

(USA, 2004, 99 min., color, 35mm) Two teenagers, one who believes he was abducted by aliens when he was child, the other a beautiful hustler, reconnect in New York over hazy memories of their Little League coach in the Midwest. Based on Scott Heim’s critically acclaimed novel.

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


10:00PM
Short
Holiday Village Cinema IV
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.

10:00PM
Feature
Holiday Village Cinema IV
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.

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


11:00PM
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.

11:30PM
Feature
Library Center 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.

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

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